Category: February 2024

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Relishing Pickleball: Slicing the Ball

David Zapatka Slicing serve returns and dinks are favorite shots of mine. A slice puts backspin on the ball. The slice makes the ball travel from 6 o’clock to 12 o’clock back toward the player who contacted the ball. These shots can be hit with a forehand or a backhand. A slice is effective for these reasons.…

RRLGA Red and Green Tournament

Pam Mumy Dec. 12 was the day set for the annual Red vs. Green Golf Tournament for Robson Ranch Ladies Golf Association (RRLGA). It was a beautiful day and colors were flying—both teams were eager to win the match-play event. Each foursome consisted of two red players and two green players in a two-person best net match. Red…

Ceramics and Pottery Love!

Doris Betuel As spring approaches, it is not only time to think about our loved ones but doing things that we love. If you like working with your hands and combining different color glazes to make a special dish, plate, or vase, why not try your hand at pottery? Here at the Robson Ranch Ceramics…

Republican Club News

Conrad Tolson Our guest speaker for our December meeting was Teresa Martinez, State Legislative District 16 Representative and State Assembly Whip. She had just returned from an all-day meeting in Phoenix on anti-Semitism in state universities. Club members assisted Representative Martinez in sifting through state agency budget proposals and raised questions on their line items.…

Love Is in the Air at the Fused Glass Studio

Tamara Weaver The Robson Ranch Glass Fusion Club is springing into February, mindfully speaking, with the language of love for all of our friends and family. Our club hopes everyone at the Ranch has transitioned into the new year with joy and happiness. With Valentine’s Day approaching, love is in the air in our studio, and…

Material Girls Donated 91 Quilts in 2023!

Cherie Bates Every year the Robson Ranch Material Girls (RRMG) donate quilts to residents and various community organizations that benefit from our club members’ efforts and incredible talent. In 2023, RRMG donated 91 beautifully handmade quilts. Robson Ranch residents received 37 of those quilts. These were given to people who have serious, life-threatening illnesses or…

Gourd Club Member of the Month: Kim Conklin

Doris Betuel The Robson Ranch Gourd Club is pleased to feature new member and gourd enthusiast, Kim Conklin. Married for 41 years, Kim and her husband, Joe, and their 9-year-old dog, Duckie, relocated from Snohomish, Wash., to Robson Ranch in March 2023. Always a crafter, she enjoyed painting, crocheting, quilting, woodworking, and repurposing/integrating these media. When…

Robson Ranch Dance Club New Board Members

Mary Jo Albrecht Mark your calendar! The next dance is on Feb. 21, with DJ Steve Whittier in the Hermosa Ballroom. Robson Ranch Dance Club elected three new board members on Dec. 18. Jim Parkin is the new vice president; Bonnie Carnagey is secretary, and Michael Sandoval is member at large. Jim Parkin is no stranger to the…

Jesus, Our Creator

Pastor Frank DeFusco In speaking of Jesus, the Apostle John, inspired by the Holy Spirit, wrote, “All things were made by him; and without him was not anything made that was made.” (John 1:3) This statement is echoed by and elaborated on by Paul in Colossians 1:16-17. Then, if everything was made by Jesus, he…

Love Leads to Knowing

Pastor Ron Hunt Beloved, let us love one another: for love is from God; and every one that loves is born of God, and knows God. 1 John 1:7 God is known in many ways. We know God most by the “Way of the Heart” according to the great spiritual teachers in various traditions. This is especially true of the Christian spiritual path.…