Category: Clubs & Classes

Artist of the Month: Desiree Conwell

Desiree Conwell

Deborah Douglass Desiree moved to Robson Ranch in June 2020 from Matteson, IL. She was tired of the snow in Illinois and moved here to enjoy the warmer environment. Desiree saw an advertisement for Robson Ranch in a retirement magazine. She liked what she saw and all the activities offered. She visited both PebbleCreek and…

Paper Crafting Club Member Profile: Lorraine Walden

Lorraine in her crafting room.

Jaine Toth After 30 years working at a Ben Franklin Crafts store, where she oversaw the crafts, fabrics, and picture framing departments, Lorraine Walden developed a plethora of artistic skills. She quilts, sews, crochets, refinishes furniture, makes jewelry, hand-paints stunning coasters, built her own hanging light fixtures, and she scrapbooks and loves creating handmade greeting…

Desert Woodcrafters Happenings

Mike Consentino Desiree Conwell came to the Ranch in June 2020 from Illinois and joined the Desert Woodcrafters in September with no experience working with wood. Desiree took our basic handle class, where members learned about the lathe and basic cutting tools, as well as our basic lathe and bowl turning class, which is a…

RV Club Has First Vagabonds Rally of the Season

Four RVs left the Ranch on Oct. 3 and headed north to the cooler temperatures of Prescott, Ariz. In December 2019, Wagonmasters Cathy and Corky Rodine, along with assistants Alice and John Corbett, made a scouting trip to find a campground, restaurants, and activities for a future rally planned in 2020. Having to postpone the trip…

Life on the Prairie

The Gourd Club is fortunate to have members from all over the United States. This makes for many diverse conversations. It was recently that Sharon Guthmiller told her story. We sat quietly listening to Sharon recall her childhood living on the prairie in northern South Dakota. Her grandfather built the homestead in 1898. Since trees…

SOT Fundraiser

Jaine Toth Support Our Troops–Arizona has been raising funds to continue to be able to place more American flags around the Ranch as we grow. The Paper Crafting Club challenged the Stained Glass Club to donate funds to purchase three flags each. Both clubs met their goals. Old Glory will stand in six new spots on…

Dance, Shower, Repeat

Absolute Beginner Line Dance Class October 2021

Paul Gayer According to dictionary.com, line dancing is “a dance to country music in which dancers line up in a row without partners and follow a choreographed pattern of steps.” However, today’s line dancing is not just country music! Today, it involves so many other music genres. At the Sports Club in the aerobics room,…