At SaddleBrooke Ranch, active adults have a new amenity to enjoy, a Community Garden! The Community Garden is now open and features 110 individual 4 ft x 8 ft boxes for homeowners to lease on an annual basis. The Community Garden also includes material/storage boxes, a storage shed and ramada.
The Community Garden is expected to be a popular amenity for garden enthusiasts. SaddleBrooke Ranch green thumb residents also enjoy the Gardeners Exchange group. This group is dedicated to providing horticultural information for desert gardeners.
It’s no surprise that homeowners enjoy gardening since it includes many benefits such as an opportunity for physical activity, aids in relieving stress, can help boost your immune system and may increase brain health. The Community Garden will also be a place for people to come together and share their efforts.
Newcomers to SaddleBrooke Ranch are encouraged to join the Gardeners Exchange to learn about gardening in the North Tucson area and get answers to questions as well as any gardening challenges they are facing. In addition to this group, the University of Arizona Pinal County Cooperative Extension provides research based information on environmentally responsible gardening and landscaping to the residents of SaddleBrooke Ranch and SaddleBrooke through a wide variety of outreach activities.
At SaddleBrooke Ranch, homeowners Live Life Inspired with an unmatched 55+ community lifestyle full of social opportunities, fun activities and an abundance of luxury amenities. Give us a call at 866-818-6068 today or request more information here to learn more about SaddleBrooke Ranch!
The Robson Ranch Arizona RC Club has been making several improvements to the Robson Ranch RC Park. Winter residents were pleased to see the work completed during the summer.
Park signs were designed by local artist Carol Engler, and have been put up to direct people to the park.
In addition, a large bulletin board has been built at the entrance to the RC car racing tracks with a glass display case containing the pictures of winning drivers during the last two racing seasons.
New pilot stations were added to the RC plane flying area and fencing has been constructed around the racing area. A hand washing station in the racing area was added to comply with COVID regulations. New benches are now in the picnic area, adjacent to the racetracks for spectators, near the flying area, and under the shaded spectator area.
Most of the work was done by the talented facility director, Ken Fosnight.
Flying events are held Saturday mornings and car racing is every Tuesday and Thursday morning at 10 a.m. Robson Ranch Arizona residents are welcome to attend. The park is located just north of the community and can be reached in minutes by autos and golf carts; just follow Robson Blvd. through the red fence near the Villas and follow the signs from there. Any residents of Robson Ranch interested in flying RC planes or racing RC cars can go to the club website at www.sites.google.com/view/rrrc and download a club registration form.
Written by: Butch Spiller
The Quail Creek Men’s Golf Association has awarded the 2020 Roy Barnes Volunteer of the Year Award to Jerry Colbert.
Jerry is well deserving of this award. He has served on the Quail Creek Men’s Golf Association board for several years in various capacities. He has been membership chair on two occasions, has been on the invitational committee for many years, and has served as an ex officio parliamentarian for the board. Jerry has also handled the board’s election process for several years and set up the Quail Creek Men’s Golf Association annual meeting slideshow that has informed members of the past year’s activities, and has been a liaison with the Arizona Golf Association. Currently, he serves as Quail Creek Men’s Golf Associations webmaster, in charge of the association’s new website.
The best way to describe what Jerry has done for the golfing community at Quail Creek is to ask various Quail Creek Men’s Golf Association past presidents and board members for their comments. Tom Bruno, past president, describes Jerry as someone who “will take on virtually any task requested.” He also describes Jerry as someone who “is constantly looking for different ways to improve or advance the system we use to facilitate the club’s activities.” Tom says Jerry “gets along with everyone, is supportive, and promotes goodwill in the club.” Tim Philips, past president, described Jerry as “someone who can find the missing information from past years. He is one of the most important people we have in making the organization run smoothly.” Craig Parsons, another past president, mentioned that, “Jerry is the idea man for the board.” Jim Lynch, tournament director, says of Jerry, “Jerry provides invaluable insight and input into all our governing procedures.” Finally, Shel Zatkin, current president states, “I do not know anyone who works harder for the QCMGA members. I wish we had more like him.”
Jerry has put in countless hours helping the Quail Creek golfing community. He and his wonderful wife Laura have been involved in many activities here in Quail Creek. We are so lucky to have the Colbert’s living in this community. Jerry has been the digital voice/face of the Quail Creek Men’s Golf Association for over 10 years, and it is quite fitting that the 2020 Quail Creek Men’s Golf Association board has awarded Jerry the 2020 Volunteer of the Year Award.
Written by: Sheldon Zatkin
Robson Ranch Texas is expanding the luxury retirement lifestyle with enhancements to the Wildhorse Clubhouse! The ranch-style theme within the Clubhouse is being updated with new carpet and paint, updated artwork and the existing furniture will be restored, offering a fresh new look for this luxury amenity.
As the centerpiece of the community and the hub for social activities, the Wildhorse Clubhouse encompasses approximately 17,500 sq. ft. and features:
– 400-seat ballroom with large stage, full-length wood dance floor, presentation sound system and more. The ballroom can be set up for wedding ceremonies, luncheons, dinner events, conferences, seminars, concerts and other unique events. The ballroom can also be divided into four separate rooms for a variety of functions and activities with occupancy ranging from 50 seats to 120 seats.
– Two multi-purpose activity rooms for community club, group, and organization meetings as well as additional activities. Each multi-purpose room can seat approximately 30.
– Spacious catering kitchen with a variety of menus and arrangements for passed wine & hors d’oeuvres to accommodate events.
– Welcoming and spacious east and west foyer lobbies with grand entryways.
The rejuvenation of the Wildhorse Clubhouse enhances the overall premiere 55+ lifestyle offered at Robson Ranch Texas and is anticipated to be completed by fall 2021.
In addition to the Wildhorse Clubhouse, Robson Ranch Texas features many luxury amenities including the Cimarron Sports Club, Pinnacle Fitness Center, Creative Arts & Technology Center, Wildhorse Grill, Bar & Lounge, 27 holes of championship golf and so much more!
To learn more about Robson Ranch Texas including new homes available now, call 888-988-3927 today.
A big thank you to the wonderful residents of Robson Ranch Texas in Denton and the members of the Robson Ranch Motorcycle Club. In this topsy turvy year where community need skyrocketed, your continued support made our 10th annual Coats for Kids Ride event an overwhelming success. Although the ride itself could not be held, we gathered at American Eagle Harley Davidson to collect coats and celebrate with the good people who organized and contributed to this event. Everyone who attended the event brought at least one coat and many folks brought several. The final count of coats collected was 1,775, with 205 of those coming from Robson Ranch Texas. The collection box at my front door was constantly overflowing.
The coats were gathered and sorted at the Denton Independent School District Service Center under the coordination of Barb Haflich, Coordinator of Social Services. They were then distributed to representatives from every district in Denton County: Aubrey, Decatur, Krum, Lake Dallas, Lewisville, Little Elm, Ponder, Sanger, and Denton. We are indebted to so many folks for this success. I would like to give a special thank you to Jan and Dave Riddle for their work with the Kiwanis Club, and Cherlyn and Bob Conway and their NxNW neighbors for efforts above and beyond the call of duty.
In an effort to get back to some semblance of normalcy, the club had a lunch ride to Doc’s Bar and Grill in Muenster, Texas. This destination is a double favorite for riders, given the great menu offerings and the scenic route to arrive there.
Mike Conley, Stephen Wiley, Dennis Dotson, Steve Williams, Robert Cox, Reggie Rother, Dave Riddle, and Dick Spivey enjoyed good food and comradery in true biker fashion.
The club board members met in December to begin planning for what 2021 will look like. With an optimistic outlook, we began planning rides to Galveston, the Hill Country, Big Bend, Angel Fire, Native American Oklahoma, Branson, and Arkansas. We also want to resume the regular second Tuesday breakfast/lunch rides and fourth Thursday dinner rides.
I hope that all of you were able to enjoy the holiday season and ringing in the New Year. Here’s hoping that 2021 will get us back toward health, prosperity, and normalcy.
See you on the road!
Beware of cagers and keep the rubber side down.
Written by: Stan Brein
Robson Ranch Arizona Ladies Golf Association (RRLGA) kicked off the new season with the annual Member/Member Guest Tournament. The season looks a bit different due to COVID-19, but fun was still had by all!
The Robson Ranch Ladies Golf Association currently has 90 players, and always welcomes new members with a Golf Handicap Information Network (GHIN) handicap. If you don’t yet have a handicap, the Membership Chairperson can help with getting one established. Play is on Tuesdays, with tee times beginning at 9 a.m. for the winter season. Current fee is $70, which goes both to our local club and the Arizona Golf Association. Members use Golf Genius to sign up each week.
Each Tuesday has a new game to play. There are also several special events scheduled throughout the season. Upcoming is the Red/Green Tournament and the Past Presidents Tournament. These days are extra fun and always have a big turnout.
Hope to see you on the course!
Learn more about golf at Robson Ranch Arizona in the Casa Grande area here.
Written by: Pamela Mumy
The new Mariposa model at Quail Creek is now open and adds to the lineup of inspiring home designs for ideal 55+ living. Part of the Tradition Series, the Mariposa, delivers on all of the ‘must haves’ for today’s buyer and is now available to view in person.
Offering 1,793 square feet, the Mariposa features an inviting foyer that opens into the spacious great room, dining room and kitchen with views of the expansive covered outdoor living space. This integrated area is perfect for casual, yet elegant living and entertaining. The master suite is enhanced by the master bath with dual vanity, large shower with seat and spacious walk-in closet. The den, located off the foyer, offers space to accommodate a home library, office, or additional relaxing area, plus, optional doors may be added to the den entry. The secondary bedroom and bathroom are located towards the front of the home to allow for extra privacy for both visitors and homeowners. The Mariposa also features an oversized linen closet adjacent to the laundry room, providing ideal convenience.
The Mariposa home plan has many outstanding included features, such as granite countertops, counter height extended island, a spacious pantry and GE Stainless appliance package in the kitchen, comfort height raised vanities with granite tops in all bathrooms, abundant LED lighting in kitchen and great room, quality construction and much more.
Many design options are also available to complete this stunning new home design including the addition of a golf cart garage, a four-foot extension to the master suite, or many other items from lighting and cabinets, to appliance packages and window treatments.
The Mariposa design includes all the upscale features new homebuyers have come to expect with luxury active adult living at a Robson Resort Community. Learn more about Quail Creek today by calling or visiting us!
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For the first time in the five years of the Veterans Day festivities, the complimentary breakfast was preceded by a special SaddleBrooke Ranch Veterans Club celebration to pay tribute to all of our resident veterans. The ceremony was the highlight of the event this year and seemed to be appreciated by all who attended. The ceremony’s opening began with the playing of patriotic music followed by the colors being presented by Legion Post 132 Honor Guard, followed by an opening prayer by the Post 132 Chaplain.
After the SaddleBrooke Ranch Veterans Club co-organizer Charles Wren made some opening comments, the Veterans Club Roy Thompson explained the Missing Man’s Table’s items’ symbolic meaning. This was another new and inspirational attribute of the celebration. The Missing Man’s Table has many symbolic meanings, all of which emphasize our concern for our men and women still missing in action or are still prisoners of war (POW). A yellow ribbon on the vase represents our continued determination to search for those missing, and the rose represents the life of each missing person and their family and friends. A lemon slice signifies those captured’ bitter fate, and the pinch of salt represents the tears shed for those missing. The Bible shows the strength gained through faith, and the candle is reminiscent of the light of hope. The ceremony presentation concluded with the Legion Post 132 bugler’s playing of Taps.
During breakfast, a slide show was prepared and shown by SaddleBrooke Ranch resident Carol Andrews. Carol invited all resident veterans to send her pictures of them taken during their time of service. It was a challenge to grasp who was who, then and now. Obviously, some changes had been in the making for some time now.
Roy said that he was interested in organizing this celebration to acknowledge and honor those who served, and those still missing in action. He also wanted to provide a venue for the veterans to reflect and talk to one another and perhaps share a part of their stories that only other veterans could understand and appreciate. Roy said he believes that many young men and women of his generation who are today’s veterans, were inspired by President John Kennedy’s call to “ask not what your country could do for you—ask what you could do for your country.” The phrase resonated and challenged many young men and women to look beyond themselves and contribute in ways more significant than just self, but to the public good.
Some joined the Peace Corps, and many others chose the U.S. Armed Forces to contribute to what they saw as a public good. For many of that generation, the call for public good required a significant paradigm change.
The Veterans Club is an organization that provides old (mature) veterans an opportunity to continue giving something of themselves to their fellow man and the SaddleBrooke Ranch community’s public good. The club is a charitable, fraternal, and educational organization endeavoring to perpetuate patriotism and remember our missing and fallen military personnel and history.
Thanks to the Ranch House staff, especially Kelly Cardwell, the Ranch House Food and Beverage Manager, for providing SaddleBrooke Ranch residents a wonderful meal and graciously synchronizing the activities and decorating the ballroom. Thanks also to Ken Robinson, Liaison at Large.
Written by: Evie Thompson