HOA notes – March 2015

Social Dance Workshops with Calloway, 1:00-3:00 p.m. in the Hermosa Ballroom. Plenty of open dance practice time and appropriate dance music for the featured dance variation of the week; $5 pp drop in fee.

Monthly Dance Schedule format: 1st Monday, Swing; 2nd Monday, Cha-Cha; 3rd Monday, Two-Step and Foxtrot; 4th Monday, Waltz; 5th Monday (when applicable), Historic and Western Heritage Dances

Change Purse. Do you have any gently used purses in your closet? Would you like to use them to help fight sex trafficking? Change Purse has a simple and practical way to do this: collecting and selling new and gently used purses. The profits collected go to support faith-based organizations that work directly with victims and survivors of sex trafficking. Those who suffer with pain, trauma, brokenness and emptiness are helped through church ministries.

First Presbyterian Church of Casa Grande is supporting Change Purse. Candy Burtis is helping its organizer, Sharon Wargo, by collecting purses at Robson Ranch. You can help by donating any new or gently used purse(s). A collection bin has been placed at the Sports Club for Robson Ranch residents.

A “Purse Party” is being planned where you can shop for a new purse(s). More details on this will be announced later.

Change Purse is a 501-(C)(3) organization; go to http://www.changepurse.org/ for more information. If you have additional questions, you may contact Sharon at jbmurfsmom@aol.com or Candy at candybgolfin@live.com.

Reminder: Zumba classes with Donna Duran, Zumba Gold instructor, on Mondays and Wednesdays at 2:00 p.m. in the Aerobics Room.

Hula classes on Wednesdays 3:15-4:15 p.m. beginning February 4. Award winning Casey “Noelani” Kellar will be teaching a beautiful “Awana” hula. The class will be informative, heartfelt and fun. Classes are free, but class size is limited so sign up at the Sports Club front desk.

Tribute Bands are scheduled in the Hermosa Ballroom. These are mixer dances, not concerts, so seating is limited. Doors and bar open at noon, show 1:00-3:00 p.m. Shows are $20 pp and are sold individually, no packages. Tickets can be purchased at the reception desk in the Ranch clubhouse.

March 15: December ‘63 The Frankie Valli Tribute

March 29: One of These Nights, The Eagles Tribute

Free pickleball lessons will continue through winter and spring. These lessons are for new players but can also serve as a refresher for returning players who want to get back into the “swing” of the game. Following each lesson, new players will compete in round robin social games with others new to the game. Returning players will play with others at the appropriate skill level round robins that are scheduled each day. Come learn and enjoy this fast paced game that is sweeping retirement communities and cities throughout the country. Appropriate comfortable sports attire and rubber soled court shoes are recommended. Pickleball paddles can be checked out at the Sports Club reception desk.

Lessons will be held on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday each week from 10:00-11:30 a.m. Reservations are not required, but please arrive about 15 minutes prior to the start time to stretch and warm up. For further information or questions, call Dave Wong at 520-280-1074 or email at dmcjw1@gmail.com.

Alzheimer’s: Recent studies show that the cost of caring for Americans with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias has surpassed the cost of treatment for cancer patients and victims of heart disease. There is no prevention, medication or cure. We must get the urgency of research to our Congressmen and women. You can do so by stopping at either the Sports Club front desk or the clubhouse reception desk and pick up a card called A Voice Against Alzheimer’s. Please take a minute to fill it out and leave it at either desk. They will be hand delivered by the Alzheimer’s Association to our Congress. Just think of the impact 1,500 cards would make! Please do your part; at our ages we will see Alzheimer’s affect many of our lives.