Category: March 2022

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Open Hearted, Open Minded, and Inclusive

Milt and Margie Calhoun Looking for a church can be a daunting task. After moving to Robson Ranch, my wife, Margie, and I, were looking for a church that best represents Christ’s original church and teachings. In Galatians 3:28, Paul states, “There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you…

The Roving Ranchers Visit the Auto Museum

Exterior of B-17 bomber “Sentimental Journey”

Pat Sand On Feb. 2, a group from the Roving Ranchers went to Wayne’s Toys Tucson Auto Museum with classic and historic cars. This museum has a large and diverse collection of award-winning classic cars. Over 70 cars were on display, including the Batmobile and the 1967 Oldsmobile Toronado Roadster that Mike Connors from the…

RR Arizona Ladies Social Club January Luncheon

Mera Laureys and Katrina Rodrigues

Nora Shelton The Robson Ranch Arizona Ladies Social Club held their luncheon on Jan. 10. The speakers this month were Katrina Rodrigues, deputy director for Pinal County Animal Care and Control, and Mera Laureys, founder of the Friends of Pinal County Animal Shelter & Rescues. Katrina began by sharing a little history about the shelter and…

The Roving Ranchers Take Flight

Nanci and Dave Bounds with a 1971 Citroen Ami 8

Pat Sand The Roving Ranchers traveled to the Arizona Commemorative Air Force Museum in Mesa, Ariz., on Jan. 13. The Ranchers broke into three groups, and each group had their own docent escorting them through the museum. The docents led the groups through the museum and explained the history of the airplanes from WWI to…

Line Dancing Is for Everyone

The Line Dancing Club community dance party

On Jan. 22, the Line Dancing Club held its first community-wide dance party in the Robson Ranch Ballroom. More than 75 people were dancing to their favorite line dancing songs as well as to their favorite all-time songs. The fantastic DJ, Steve Whittier, played music nonstop from 6 to 9 p.m., and the dance floor…

Pickleball Club Members Tournament—Fun in the Sun!

Tizer Finer (left) and Paul Jensen (right)

Jim Uhrich After a one-year hiatus, the 8th Annual Robson Ranch Members-Only Pickleball Tournament was held Feb. 7 through 9. More than 150 players participated in the three-day tournament. The Robson Ranch Pickleball Club has more than 500 members, and the club was well represented both on and off the court with players and volunteers.…

Word of the Month: Domestique

  David Zapatka Last month we discussed the word “chicane” used in describing an obstacle on the Tour de France racecourse. Our word this month is “domestique,” used to describe a rider in the Tour de France. Domestique noun do·mes·tique dō′mĕs-tēk′ (Cycle Racing) (in competitive road cycling) a cyclist whose job is to support the higher-ranking members…

From Icebergs to Gourds—How Did That Happen?

Martha Spillane From Icebergs… Robson Ranch resident Becky Montgomery and her husband Richard have lived in Iowa and Alaska. Both educators, Becky taught grammar school and Richard was a principal. Their love of teaching and the outdoors helped draw them to Alaska. So, with two young sons in tow, they moved to Wainwright, a 100%…

MasterMind! Robson’s Got Talent

All performers in MasterMind! Robson’s Got Talent

It was an extravaganza of an evening in the Hermosa Ballroom on Jan. 21. Our community came together for MasterMind! Robson’s Got Talent. It was quite a show. Robson Ranch residents owned all of it—performing, managing the stage, awarding door prizes, judging acts, emceeing, rehearsing, costuming, operating sound systems, greeting people at the door, and…

RC Club January 2022 Fun Fly Results

Ben Blissett and Bob Kehoe Jan. 15 marked another Fun Fly day presented by the Robson Ranch RC Club. To all the spectators who attended to watch the events: a great big thanks! For some of the events in the competition, we had several planes in the air at the same time, which made for…