by Jane Spalding
The intention of your Social Committee is to provide opportunities for our community to get together, to get to know each other in a casual setting and enhance our shared neighborhood. ‘=
For 2018, the Committee supported 10 events: a Saturday brunch in January, support for the annual meeting in February and a second event at Three Canyon, a speaker on Landscaping for birds in March along with support for the annual Neighborhood Watch meeting, and a demonstration and discussion of landscape painting by local resident Fred Wackerle in April. The committee also supported a CPR class taught by Rural Metro Firefighter.
No events were planned April through September because so many residents are away from Tucson, including most of our Committee. If any summer residents want to work with us to plan social event, we would certainly try to make that happen.
This fall we’ve already sponsored two events: In October the “Welcome Home” Fall Open House was held. In November we held a “Friendgiving Potluck Feast” at the clubhouse. The committee provided ham, and many people brought wonderful side dishes, salads, or desserts. This year we had 35 attending. A new feature was collection of non-perishible food items, to be donated to the pantry of the non-profit, “Haven Totes”.
Looking forward in we’ve planned an event for Friday, December 14. Join us for a “HOLLY JOLLY HOLIDAY PARTY” 5-7pm at the clubhouse! You can count on festive decorations, tasty food & drink. Maybe bring out your dress up outfit and sing along with live music? Watch for the event notice, coming soon, on the new message kiosks near your mailbox plus on the web site. Included will be information about another donation collection for the Haven Totes charity.
FYI: This Fall, the Hospitality Committee members updated our committee name to the Social Committee… reflecting the joyful spirit among the team while working together. We try each year to plan events for different days of the week and variety of times – some centered around food, some not – with the goal of meeting everyone’s needs as much as possible at least once each year. We always welcome your comments/ideas/offers to help. Currently, we are a committee of nine. For each event, one of us volunteers to be the event leader (see the name at the bottom of each event poster, also in the Homeowner Directory on the web site) with complete confidence that the whole team is right there to help. We hope you will come join your neighbors, pop in a few minutes or stay the whole time. If you need a ride, just contact the event leader and we will make it happen.
Social Committee: Jane Spalding (Chairman), Sonja Allen, Judi Fisher, Pat Larson, Margie McCoy, Diane Meuser, Joyce Steiner, Carole Stephan, Susie Struck.