Category: October 2020

Meet Jillian Moon

Nancy Friedman, Co-Educational Director Since childhood, Jillian has enjoyed drawing and painting. Although her education was heavy in the sciences, leading to a long career as a physical therapist, she always found time to take art classes. The classes, taken on weekends or evenings, included Chinese brush painting, drawing, pottery, photography, watercolor painting, oil painting,…

Special Forces

Ross Dunfee So, what are special forces? According to NATO, special forces are “specially designated, organized, trained, and equipped forces, manned with selected personnel, using unconventional tactics, techniques, and modes of employment.” Basically, if you want something destroyed overnight, call special forces. Each of the military branches has special forces, some more recognized than others,…

Word of the Month: Petrichor

David Zapatka Following a good rain after a long, dry spell one evening on the pickleball court with friend Natasha Thompson, that luscious smell we are all familiar with danced in our noses. Imagine that fresh, earthy, smell we all know so well as you read this column. Tash said, “There’s a word for that…

CAHRA Update

Stephen Bishop The Community Action Human Resources Agency (CAHRA) is a nonprofit organization which has been serving the Eloy and Pinal communities for thirty-four years. It is located on Sunshine Blvd. just east of Frontier Street. The organization’s day to day activities are headed by Mary Lou Rogales. The agency provides many services to these communities…

Remember Our Fallen U.S. Veterans

Wreaths Across America (WAA) When a volunteer places a wreath on a veteran’s grave on National Wreaths Across America Day, we encourage them to speak that veteran’s name aloud, thank them for their service and sacrifice, and reflect on that person and their life. Along with our wreath-laying ceremonies at cemeteries throughout the country, WAA…

Pumpkin Carving Contest

Nicole McCracken, Administrative Assistant It’s October, which means it’s time for Halloween! Halloween is such a spooky time of year where we normally have costume bingo in the ballroom, employee costume contest, and even our carnival with a dunk tank. This year, we will have to celebrate a little differently. We are considering a virtual bingo…

New at the Sports Club!

Lois Moncel, Fitness Director You can now attend the Seated Yoga/Stretch Class via Zoom as well as in person. For many different reasons, like travelling or working from home, homeowners are not able to make their favorite class! The Sports Club is beginning a new program where you may attend your favorite class via Zoom.…

Raffle Tickets on Sale for This Lovely “Desert Sky” Quilt

Diane Bohmert Robson Ranch Material Girls are raffling off this beautiful queen size quilt as a fundraiser to support our charitable efforts within Robson Ranch and the outlying community. Your ticket purchase allows us to buy fabric, batting, and notions, to create these wonderful comfort quilts—and we thank you for your generosity. Material Girls provide…

Ladies Social Club Presents Scholarship Awards to Students

Nora Shelton The Ladies Social Club recently awarded college book scholarships to three deserving seniors from Santa Cruz Valley Union School in Eloy. Each year students receive $500 to use toward the purchase of textbooks/incidentals needed for college in August. Congratulations to these outstanding students: Lily Lea Ethington, Magnolia Ramos-Quezada, and Stephanie Quiñones. Lily is…