Monday Announcements – News Blasts

NOVEMBER 21, 2022

Let this sink in a minute. Today is November 21. This year is not slipping away, it’s galloping away!

Do we have any guests today?  Do we know of any putters who are injured or ailing? Sure, hope the answer continues to be “no”.

Now I get to talk about our next luncheon, the Christmas Extravaganza! This is a great time to break out your Christmas finery…or your ugly Christmas sweater, but ladies, Christmas apparel is definitely called for. Is there anyone here who has NOT signed, either yay or nay, the signup sheet? If you haven’t…go right now and do it! We must have an accurate count way ahead of time for not only the catering folk, but the Christmas committee who needs to have this critical information. Unfortunately, a large part of the committee’s duties includes calling the ladies who have not yet responded one way or the other…and we’d rather that they spend their time figuring out how to entertain us on December 12th. Geeze, that’s coming up soon! And, oh, does anyone from the committee know what our special Xmas libation will be? Our usual 50/50 drawing will be a 50/25/25 payout, because traditionally, everyone is hoping to hit the big jackpot payoff, and we sell lots more tickets for this drawing.

Remember when you purchase your 2023 planning calendar to write “Putter’s Annual Meeting” on Thursday, January 12th. This is a mandatory meeting! That’s when you will be signing up for next year’s committee assignment, or putting duty (course set up, etc.). I’m sure you more tech savvy putters are saying to yourselves “planning calendar? Writing? How quaint!” Well, teckkies, be sure you enter that date in your remarkable electronic equipment.

Is Marla Butcher here? She was the September/October winner of the Lou Ann Garvin Tiger award, with an incredible 30.6 average.

Now let’s see how we did last week.

Regular Putters:  59. Guess the cold temps kept a bunch of putters at home, sipping hot beverages.

Guests:  None noted on cards

Holes in One:  69

4 Holes in One:  None 

5 Holes in One:  Gay Uhl (Congratulations )

Money Hole:  #8 (Carla DeWolf, Marilee Jones, Pat Morris)

Low Gross:  37 (Patty Stark, Raye Cobb, Pat Morris)

Next Low Gross:  39 (Marla Butcher)

All Others at “39” or Below:  None 

Kathy Rambur, do we have any cards to give out?’

Before we go out to tackle this course, I want to wish each of you a Happy Thanksgiving. I hope your day is full of good food, and if you’re lucky as I am, family, friends, and love.

Now, let’s go see what awaits us out there.

 

NOVEMBER 7, 2022

Welcome to another nippy morning…but I think the day will warm nicely.

Do we have any guests today? Do we know of any putters who are injured or

ailing? Sure, hope the answer continues to be “no”.

Our next luncheon is November 14th, and our elegant repast will be pasta with

Italian sausage with pumpkin pie for dessert. I’m not sure what the special drink

will be, but I do know it will cost $5. Your check or $19 is due to be placed in the

black box outside the pro shop before 2 pm TODAY for that event. We really

encourage your attendance, we will be announcing the winners for Sept/Oct, and

it’s just a nice time to socialize.

Speaking of lunches, the signup sheet is here for you to sign if you haven’t

already for the Christmas Lunch. Remember, this is covered by your dues so no

check is expected. You need to sign whether or not you can attend, so everyone is

accounted for. You cannot sign for your friends because we have had issues with

that in the past, where someone is signed up and doesn’t attend, and then lets us

know they never signed. So please don’t do that! You need to select your choice

of meals for that lunch as well, in the indicated spaces. Our committee is hard at

work already, planning a great time for us, so I hear.

Our stats for last week are as follows:

Regular Putters:  71

Guests:  1 (Ellen Lightman)

Holes in One:  56

4 Holes in One:  None 

5 Holes in One:  None 

Money Hole:  #14 (Nancy Jewett)

Low Gross:  38 (Marla Butcher)

Next Low Gross:  40 (Carolyn Johnson)

All Others at ‘39’ or Below:  None 

October 31, 2022

Welcome everyone to our Halloween Monday.

Do we have any guests today? Do we know of any putters who are injured or

ailing? Sure, hope the answer continues to be “no”.

Our next luncheon is November 14th, and our lunch will be pasta with Italian

sausage & pumpkin pie for dessert. I’m not sure what the special drink will be, but

I do know it will cost $5. Your check for $19 is due to be placed in the black box

outside the pro shop on or before November 7th before 2 pm. We really

encourage your attendance, we will be announcing the winners for Sept/Oct for

the Tiger, Road Runner, and Hole in Wonder Awards, and of course having fun

socializing.

Speaking of lunches, the signup sheet is here for you to sign if you haven’t

already for the Christmas Lunch. Remember, this is covered by your dues so no

check is expected. You need to sign whether or not you can attend, so everyone is

accounted for. You cannot sign for your friends because we have had issues with

that in the past, where someone is signed up and doesn’t attend, and then lets us

know they never signed. So please don’t do that! You need to select your choice

of meals for that lunch as well, in the indicated spaces. Our committee is doing a

fabulous job planning a great time for us!

I hope you were able to go to the Ranch last Wednesday, we had lots of fun, and

as usual, lots of laughs were heard at every hole!!

Putters Report from Monday, 10/24/22

Regular Putters:  60

Guests:  2 (Carolyn Boehner, Sherry Kuthonek)

Holes in One:  61 (5 by guests)

4 Holes in One:  Sherry Kuthonek (Guest)

5 Holes in One:  None

Money Holes:

#10 – None

#13 – Ann LaPerre, Kathy Rambur

Low Gross:  38 (Marla Butcher)

Next Low Gross:  39 (Pat Wells)

Thought for the day: Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul

remains unawaken.

Let’s go putt!

 

News Blast October 26, 2022

Good afternoon, ladies! Many of you were at today’s very fun outing to putt with The Ranchettes.  If you were, you know we had an occurrence which put a bit of a damper on our fun. One of our putters, Karen Stott had a medical issue which caused her to almost faint and fall over.  We called the boys from Golder Ranch, and they did a quick assessment and recommended she be transported to the hospital for at least an infusion of fluids.

I saw Karen this afternoon, and she assured me she is just fine, the hospital did various tests and determined she has nothing going on, and the i.v. fluids did their trick.  She was on her way home when I saw her, and asked me to thank everyone for their care and concern, and to let you all know she is okay! She is home now, and probably happily scarfing down the lunch we had boxed up for her from our event.

Next, just a reminder that Monday is Halloween……so have fun with it! Dress up!  Don’t let ’em know who you are! Or at least wear a Halloween shirt or orange and black!

I’m sorry I won’t be there for the festivities.  You know me! I always dress up!  Anyway, enjoy the day and have fun guessing who is behind that mask!

Regards, Your President (who wasn’t on a winning team, nor did I win a door prize) (But I sure had fun.)

 

News Blast October 20, 2022

THIS MESSAGE IS FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO ARE GOING TO THE RANCHETTES EVENT.

All the rest of you can just delete this, but it is the only way I had to communicate with 48 of you!
We will meet on Wednesday October 26th at 8:15 a.m. in the lower parking lot in front of the main clubhouse. This is where the patrol prefers we park. We will leave at 8:30 PROMPTLY since our hosts want us at The Ranch for sign in at 8:45.
The directions we were given were “tell the guard you are going to a putting tournament. Drive straight the whole way, and cross Robson Circle. Our destination is on the left, just past the Bistro and pool.” n.b. Just returned from driving these directions. I would add turn left at “Pro Shop” sign. This was a great excuse to get an Ed’s Dog for lunch.
Remember to wear your pink Putter shirts and black pants, and if you don’t have a putter shirt, any pink shirt will work.  Bring some cash, in case there is a separate money hole charge or if they have their bar open for us.

This will be a whole lot of fun!   Your President.

MONDAY October 17, 2022

Happy Monday! I see you all survived the deluge yesterday, and we aren’t slogging around in mud, so we’re good.

Do we have any guests today to join us on this glorious morning?

Do we know of any putters who need a note of cheer from our organization, any illnesses or injuries?

First, let me address the elephant in the room or patio. Our dues for next year. We had an excellent presentation at our luncheon meeting last week by Sandy Strack and Jean Kraus, explaining our financial situation. We had a great turn out for that meeting, and I do have a few of the hand outs available for anyone who wasn’t there and wants to see what I’m going to say. Our dues, which are $72 per year, are split into three “buckets”, if you will. One is for $17 which covers club expenses including printing, score cards, free lunches, luncheon candy, activity fair entry fee, the January working board meeting lunch for both old and new board members, tables for the annual meeting (we are now charged $5 per table and we use 19 of them), and other miscellaneous items throughout the year.

The second bucket is for our holiday luncheon. A few years back we polled all the putters and they overwhelmingly voted to keep that lunch “free” i.e., included in our dues to the members. That is earmarked at $24.

The balance, $31, is the prize account. This pays our green fees of $1 per putter per week, the committee cards and door prizes, and the birthday $10 drawing.  This is where the monies for 4 and 5 holes in one, and the money hole come from.

Up till now, $72 has been sufficient to cover all our expenses until this year. We are enjoying far more putters than ever. We used to have approximately 40 or so ladies weekly putting during the summer. This year, we are averaging 63. That means we are paying about $23 more per week in fees, and with that many more putters, paying out more in prize monies. 

Our other source of income is our popular 50/50 drawing at lunch. This was initially begun to fund the bus we rent to take us to Quail Creek. The last time we rented this bus (2 years ago) the cost was almost $900. Next year it will probably be $1000. Those proceeds also cover our website expenses of over $250, and the money we allot for our special events, such as hosting Quail Creek, The Ranchettes, Sputters, and Moonlight Madness or Putter Partners.

Currently, we would be in the hole except for a balance in the 50/50 and operating portion of our budget.

Because of these very real numbers, and our projections for next year, our dues will remain at $72, even though we are not putting for five months. However, the months that we are putting, always are our highest attended; February (the beginning of our fiscal year), thru April and then October thru January.  So many of you are simply not snow birds anymore!  It was wonderful to see so many of you during the summer, us old timers remember 3 on a hole and skipping every other hole during those hot months, and being done in half an hour, but the greater attendance has taken a toll on our bank account.

We will work diligently to keep the dues down for 2024, but for 2023, our dues will remain at $72.

Moving on to other topics, our board for 2023 was approved by the membership at that lunch and they are:

President – Patty Stark

VP – Kim Klindsworth

Secretary – Ann Cristofani

Treasurer – Marilyn Ginther

Membership Coordinator – Sandy Strack

Statistician – Lorna Kitchen

Special Events Coordinator – Joan Davis

Event Advisors – Donna Vargas and Jan Arruda

Members at Large – Annette Moyle, Loretta Edgerton and Joyce Sutay

Advisory Member…me.

We are having our first away game in two years on October 26, a Wednesday, at Saddlebrooke Ranch with their Ranchettes.  That event is now closed at 48 attendees, and you will be notified by Ginny Schoepf or Mary Williams as to whom you will be riding with if you will be carpooling. Remember it is very important to wear your pink putter shirts and black pants. If you are one of the unlucky ladies who have not received your shirt, any pink shirt will do, but please do wear pink with black pants.

Our next luncheon will be on November 14…and it won’t be turkey! We will have pasta with Italian sausage and pumpkin pie for dessert. I’m not sure what our special drink is, I’m sure it will be festive and not pureed turkey and vodka. The cost is $19 and your check must be in by November 7th at 2pm.

Our stats for last week were Number of putters: 60

Holes in One:  53 

4 holes in one:  Pat Brothers

5 holes in one:  None 

Money Holes:

#17 (Patty Stark, Kim Klindtworth)

#11 N/A

Low Gross:  34 (Maria Miller)

Next Low Gross:  37 (Pat Wells, Raye Cobb)

All Others at 39 or under: 

38 (Sandy Valeton, JoAnn Wilbur, Patty Stark, Ruthie Thoren)

39 (Pat Storey, Paula Fulton) 

We had four guests, Dawn Hecht, Paula Fulton, Barb Turner and Nancy English, but Dawn, Paula and Barb joined on Monday, so technically we had one guest, Nancy.

Do we have any winnings to pass out, Kathy or Sandy?

If anyone has questions about next year’s budget, please see me, Sandy Strack, or Jean Kraus and we’ll try to answer your concerns.  Do you have any other questions, if not, let’s go putt!

 

News Blast October 12, 2022

Ladies, Good Afternoon!!

Don’t forget the deadline to get your check in for our road trip putting event with the Ranchettes is this Friday, October 14, at 2pm.  We have room to take a dozen more of you to enjoy the camaraderie of another putting organization at SB Ranch. Believe me, these are really fun events! And we haven’t had a road trip in two years!!  Please seriously consider writing a $25 check and bringing it to the black box before 2 on Friday!! And we will be carpooling to get there, so if you can drive, Mary Williams can set you up with passengers, and if you need a ride, she can do that, too! She is at mwilli1675@aol.com.

 

News Blast October 9, 2022

Good morning, Lady Putters!

Whoo hoo!!!!!!!  We get to putt tomorrow!!!!!!!  It has really felt like Mondays weren’t Mondays without it!  If you’re like me, you hate to have your schedule honked up like that.

That being said, we start tomorrow on our winter’s schedule of putting at 9:30 not 8:30. If you show up at 8:30, plan on buying a cup of coffee and waiting an hour to start!

Tomorrow is also our all-important luncheon, the doors for which will open at 11:30, and lunch and meeting at High Noon. That is as big change from summer’s 10:30 open and lunch at 11. This meeting will be taken up in large part by a discussion of our dues structure and the introduction of 2023’s Board of Directors.

I am also appealing for volunteers to be on the committee for our 25th   Anniversary Founder’s Day luncheon, which will be on February 13th of 2023. This sounds far off, but with the holidays before that, it really isn’t. We will need 4 of you to put your heads together to come up with a very special celebration for this occasion. Please consider volunteering for this committee, which will count toward your 2023 job obligation. Let me know tomorrow, or by email at robertamvlp@gmail.com. As always, do NOT hit reply to this email, because your reply ends up in Email Purgatory and I have no way to see it.

See a whole bunch of you tomorrow….LATER ….. after 9, when The Clown Horn of Authority will ask for your attention.

 

News Blast September 30, 2022

Ladies, we all know I tend to joke around and make putting as fun as possible…and also these Newsblasts..This time I’m not kidding around.

WE NEED YOU AT MONDAY OCTOBER 10th’S MEETING. The deadline for getting your check into the black box is THIS Monday, October 3, by 2 pm. The check amount is $19 for a great burger lunch. But it’s not the food that should get you there, it is LITERALLY THE FUTURE OF OUR BELOVED LADY PUTTER ORGANIZATION.
 
I think I have stressed the importance of this meeting in past Newsblasts, but the number of you attending the luncheon (so far) is that of a regular monthly meeting.
 
Please come, so you can see what your Board is up against as far as costs are concerned.  All of us putters are upset that next year’s fun will be severely truncated, and it feels like our dues should be cut dramatically, right?  Well, with so many putters being full timers, not snowbirds, this can’t happen. Come to the meeting and see the numbers for yourselves.
 
YOU NEED TO LEARN WHAT WE ARE FACING!  After this meeting, word will get around to the ladies who couldn’t attend, and they will all have questions. Questions that YOU can get answered by the Board, all at one time. We thought that our regular business meeting, which is what these luncheons are, is the best place to address these issues, not at our regular Monday Announcements. (Although we will be talking about this once we get back to putting.)

Please, if at all possible, attend this luncheon business meeting on Monday, October 10.

 

News Blast September 26, 2022

Good afternoon, Lady Putters!

Yup, it’s Monday, and since I couldn’t deliver this information in person, this’ll have to do. Does everyone miss putting as much as I do? (Except for the sweating and bug bites, that is!)

First about our next lunch which is October 10th. Your check for $19. must be in by October 3 at 2pm.  This is our usual price, and our menu is hamburgers and all the usual fixing’s, (or veggie burgers, but please note that on your check if that’s your choice), chips, and a cookie for dessert. This meeting will cover our next year’s budget and introduce your slate of officers for next year. Even though the offices are uncontested, we need your votes to approve them. Remember, our year starts in February, after our general meeting in January. (Which will be January 12th, more later about that.)

Next, we have our first away game in two years coming up on Wednesday, October 26th at Saddlebrooke Ranch, with the Ranchettes. The cost is $25, for lunch, putting, and prizes. Lunch will be a club croissant, with pasta salad, fruit, and chocolate chip cookies for dessert. Write “Ranchettes” in the memo line. Unfortunately, you cannot write one check to cover our lunch and this outing because of the way our accounting is handled.  We will NOT be chartering a bus for this trip, rather, we will carpool. Please get your check for $25 into the black box by Friday, 10-14, and email Mary Williams at mwilli1675@aol.com to let her know if you can drive. If you want to take friends, please let Mary know that, so she doesn’t try to place them in another carpool. This is your chance to wear your putter uniform of putter shirt (or any pink shirt if you are one of the unlucky ones whose shirt has not yet arrived) and black capris or long black pants.

Since we are dark until October 10, I’ll have to be content contacting you all this way. If you want to respond to me, please do not respond to this email, as I don’t get your response, rather, email me at robertamvlp@gmail.com.

Thanks for your attention. See ya’ll in a couple weeks. AND PLEASE PLAN TO ATTEND OUR OCTOBER CLUB LUNCH!!

Your Faithful and Devoted President

 

News Blast September 19, 2022

HOLY COW!  What a goof I made!!!!!!!!  The Ranchettes event is in OCTOBER not September!!

And here are some details:

We will meet in the main parking lot at 8a.m. to join up our carpools, and leave here at about 8:25 since they want us there between 8:45 and 9am on game day. 

So sorry for the confusion, and I promise you, the next president will not make these kinds of errors!!

Abashedly, Your Confused President

 

News Blast September 19, 2022

Good morning, Lady Putters!

I didn’t think you could get through a Monday without info from me, so here’s a biggie!

We are going to play the Ranchettes on their home course on Wednesday, September 26th! For you new members, this will be your first away game! For the rest of us, our first away game in three years!  For this occasion, we dress in club uniform…i.e., our pink Putter shirts and black pants, either capris or long pants. (New Putters! Finally, a chance to wear that shirt that took pretty near forever to get!)

The cost is $25, which covers the game, prizes, and lunch. That will be a club croissant: turkey, ham, bacon, white cheddar cheese, lettuce and tomato on a buttery croissant. It will be served with pasta salad, fruit, and chocolate chip cookies for dessert. Iced tea, soda, and water will be available.  Your check must be in by Friday 10-14, since we have to send them our names and handicaps.  Your check is your reservation!!! So, when you write this check, put “Ranchettes” in the memo line. We can only take 54 putters, so don’t delay in getting your check in because this will fill up fast!!

We carpool to this outing. (As opposed to taking a bus when we go down to Quail Creek). Please let Mary Williams know if you can drive, and how many people you can take in your car as soon as possible, because the committee will set up carpools. If you are driving, and want to take your friends, let Mary know this, too, so we have everyone accounted for. Her email is mwilli1657@aol.com.

Be sure to turn in your check AND notify Mary simultaneously so she has an accurate count.

We aren’t sure if they plan a money hole, or if their bar will be open for adult beverages, but we’ll let you know via another News blast when we do.

These games with sister putters are really, really fun events, so please attend and get your check in now!

Your excited President.

 

News Blast September 14, 2022

I have some very important information to share with you.  Since we won’t be putting until October 10, this is the best way to communicate with you all. October 10th is our next luncheon, and it is critical that you attend if at all possible.  That lunch will be hamburgers (with veggie burgers offered if you prefer), served with all the trimmings, and potato chips, and cookies for dessert. The checks are due NO LATER THAN October 3, at 2 p.m.

Here are the reasons why it is of utmost importance that you attend this lunch. 

  1. We will discuss our budget with you all. It is important that you all know what happens with your dues.
  2. We are going to announce our dues for 2023. We all know the course will not be available to us from May 1 through September 30, but what does this mean financially? Our dues have increased a mere $5 since our club’s inception 25 years ago. We all know what is happening in today’s economy, well, it affects us as well.
  3. Our slate of officers will be presented to you for your vote. I wish I could say candidates will be announced, but since all positions are unopposed, it is a slate of officers.  

Your input is important to us, which is why we would like to have as large a turnout as possible.

If you have any comments or questions, please do not reply to this email, rather contact me, at robertamvlp@gmail.com, or any of the other board members.

Thank you for your attention to this email.

Regards, Roberta (I’ll be missing you all for the next three weeks.)

 

MONDAY September 12, 2022

Aloha, PUTTERS!

It’s here!  The putting day unlike any other during the year! And unseen since 2019! As you have noticed, all of our local quail, sparrows, and ravens have been replaced by flocks of flamingos. Your committee worked hard to staple their little feet to the course so we could put them to good use.

Do we have any guests today to join us in this foolishness? If so, believe me ladies, we are normally no-nonsense, git ‘er done putters who are out there to get low scores and make money. Not.

Do we know of any putters who need a note of cheer from our organization, any illnesses or injuries? Any word on those we heard about last week?

You all received a Newsblast that we are not putting for the next three weeks, that is September 18, 26, AND October 3. We are back on October 10, which is another lunch date. That’ll be our burger bash at a cost of $19. November’s lunch will also be $19, then our Holiday lunch, which was covered by your annual dues, so you don’t have to deposit a check for that.

As I announced last week, the contract to revamp all of Mountainview’s golf course, including our putting field has been signed, and the dates for our closure will be May 1 thru September 30. Let’s just hope that doesn’t get extended.  A special Putter’s committee has been formed and will meet tomorrow to nail down the finances, and we will keep you all apprised of our finances and decisions on the amount of our dues very soon.

Here are our winners from last week:

Regular Putters:  56

Guests:  None 

Holes in One:  58

4 Holes in One:  None 

5 Holes in One:  None 

Money Hole:  #6 (Karel Titone, Annette Moyle)

Low Gross:  33 (Raye Cobb)

Next Low Gross:  34 (Maria Miller)

All Others at 39 or Below:

35 (Patty Stark, Kay Tomaszyk)

36 (Janice Keating)

37 (Sandy Strack, Marilyn Shirk, Annette Moyle, Lorna Kitchen, Ruthie Thoren, Pat Storey, Marcia Munich)

38 (Pat Wells)

39 Ann Everett, Marilyn Ginther, Linda Greenough, Dar Pitman, Carolyn Johnson, EJ Snearly, Ro Conti, Julie Kalar, Roberta Wisniewski, Pam Smith, and Jeannie Hepner

Kathy Rambur, any cards to be distributed?

Ladies, we are still looking for someone to volunteer, or two someones, to be Vice president/s next year. This is a serious hole in our slate of officers, and frankly, we can’t run the organization without someone to fill this, and then be president in 2024. Trust me ladies, if I can stumble through this position, any one of you can. Please ask me, or any of your sister putters who are wearing a “Past President” badge any question you might have about doing the job, and please, please, please step up to help run this fun organization. Our elections are NEXT month and we really can’t move forward without someone to do this job.

Does anyone have any comments or questions, if not let’s go putt!

 

News Blasts – Sep 7th

NEWSBLAST PART DEUX.

Doggone getting old!!!!!!! Of course, Goofy Golf isn’t on the 5th! It’s on the 12th!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ok, I’m old, I’m senile, wadda expect!!!!!!

Also, Here’s another piece of Very Important News. October 10 is also our election day…..and we have no Vice president Candidate!

We had Marilyn Ginther step up to the plate for Treasurer.

Ann Cristofani volunteered as Secretary.

Kim Klindworth as Member at Large.

But we need, desperately, a Vice President!!  PLEASE volunteer for this position!  You can share it with a friend, and be co-Veep’s, and then the following year, split the job as co-Presidents.

WE NEED YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

It really is more fun than work, and you get to see the internal workings of our organization. Really, not as bad as you think it is!  But we MUST have one or two of you step up to the plate, please! 

Call me at 520-825-4597 to let me know you’ll do it. This is vital to our moving ahead and continuing to provide your Monday fun!

That’s my best shot at begging.    Thanks, and sorry for the confusion on dates. See you Monday!

 

News Blasts – Sep 7th

Good Afternoon, Lady Putters!!

Just returned from a marathon board meeting session. So much is going on!  First, the good stuff: Goofy Golf is this Monday, September 5. Wear your finest (or goofiest) Hawaiian clothing, bring your putter and ball, and be prepared to have a great time. We will start at the normal time of 8:30, and will probably run a little long because the course will be um, challenging. Lunch will be in the Ballroom, because so many of you signed up. The doors will open half an hour later than our usual starting time of 10:30, i.e., at 11 am, and food will be served at 11:30. Bring money for the 50/50 raffle ($1 per ticket, or $5 for 6), and $5 if you want to enjoy our Hawaiian cocktail or a beer or wine.

 

Then the not so good stuff. My bad, but I forgot to tell y’all that we will NOT be putting after that on 9-19, 26, or 10-3, due to overseeding.  And that we will our normal putter’s lunch again. That’ll be burgers! I’ll let you know more during the shutdown. Don’t forget to get your check into the black box for $19 for October’s lunch by 2pm on October 3. I was so tuned into the fact that we won’t be putting from May 1 until September 29 of 2023, that I completely let good ole overseeding slip my mind.

One of the very important topics covered in today’s meeting was the state of our finances. Let me just say they aren’t good. We intend to send a news blast after a special subcommittee meeting, which will take place next Tuesday, to show you exactly what we’re up against. I was shocked to see that we have raised our dues exactly $5 since 2004! The news blast will breakdown how your $72 dues are spent, and what has happened to cause our treasury to dwindle. Until that meeting, and the data that will be sent to each of you, I have no further news about next year’s dues.

Sigh, your abashed President (for forgetting about the overseeding shutdown)

 

MONDAY September 5, 2022

GOOD MORNING LADY, PUTTERS!

September! How did that happen? Here it is, meteorological Fall. I just learned that meteorologists use a different calendar than we do, we all grew up thinking Fall begins September 22, but they call September 1 Fall.  If they can’t believe our calendar, no wonder they don’t get forecasts quite right.

How are we fixed for guests today? We had quite a number last week, and I hope we have a bunch today.

Do we know of any putters who need a note of cheer from our organization, any illnesses or injuries? Any word on those we heard about last week?

Remember, our next lunch will be in conjunction with Hawaiian Goofy Golf Day. It’s next Monday! Boy oh boy, that is going to be fun! If you like putting, you’ll love Goofy Golf! It’ll be topped off with a good Hawaiian lunch…and as I promised, poi is not on the menu. Lunch will be tempura fried orange chicken with bean sprout fried rice and hoisin glazed broccoli. There will be a special tropical drink available for $5, and it really better have a paper umbrella in it, and a luscious dessert, which I still have no clue as to what it’ll be. The cost for this luau themed repast will be our usual $19, and the check is due TODAY by 2pm.

We have learned that the contract to revamp all of Mountainview’s golf course, including our putting field has been signed, and the dates for our closure will be May 1 thru September 30. Let’s just hope that doesn’t get extended. Your board will meet this week to discuss how our dues will reflect this shut down, and what we’ll do during the interim. We will let you all know once we’ve hammered out an agenda for that time period.

Gay Uhl or Karen Stott, are either of you here to report on our trip to Mammoth/San Manual schools last week?

Here are our winners from last week:

Regular Putters:  50

Guests:  3 (Linda Greenough, Patty Colella, Martha Breier)

Holes in One:  26 (1 by guest)

4 Holes in One:  None 

5 Holes in One:  None 

Money Hole:  #18 – None; #14 – None Phew, tough course!

Low Gross:  37 (Pat Wells, Sandy Bulakowski, Ruthie Thoren)

Next Low Gross:  38 (Dar Pitman, Kim Halper)

Others at “39” or below:  (Cathy Scott, Ginnie Schoepf, Jean Kraus)

No others…..

Kathy Rambur, any cards to be distributed?

One last important announcement: Today was a day designated to honor the working men and women of this country who worked their tail feathers off to make America the nation it is today. Let’s remember them. And pat ourselves on the back while we’re at it for all that hard work that let us retire to this wonderful place called Saddlebrooke.

Does anyone have any comments or questions, if not let’s go putt!

 

MONDAY August 29, 2022

GOOD MORNING LADY PUTTERS!

Good grief! Here it is, the end of August! Wasn’t it just the Fourth of July? Seems like.

I am always pleased when we have these, so let me ask if we have any guests with us today?

Do we know of any putters who need a note of cheer from our organization, any illnesses or injuries? Are either of our Sunshine Committee ladies here today? I know Marty was going to try to contact them.

Remember, our next lunch will be in conjunction with Hawaiian Goofy Golf Day. You don’t have to either putt or go to lunch that day, but boy, its going to be a fun event, topped off with a good Hawaiian lunch…and I promise, I won’t make you eat poi. Lunch will be tempura fried orange chicken with bean sprout fried rice and hoisin glazed broccoli. There will be a special tropical drink available for $5, and it better have a paper umbrella in it, and a luscious dessert, which I have no clue as to what they’ll spring on us. The cost for this luau themed repast will be our usual $19, and the check is due 9-5.  I know there is A LOT of confusion as to the cost of our lunches. We were told by the Food and Beverage reps of Mountainview that lunches are going up, but they promised to work hard to keep our price down to $19. So far, they’ve done a great job, but who knows what next month brings! I will let you know when it goes up, but for the time being, $19 covers it. Sounds like a long way off, but time slips away quickly, so don’t delay getting your check in. Putting will be at the regular time, but lunch will be half an hour later because I’m sure putting will take a little longer than usual. Scores will not count toward your averages. You’ll see why….think flamingos and hibiscus.

Here are our winners from last week:

Regular Putters:  53

Guests:  6 (Dawn Hecht, Stacy McNabb, Victoria D’Avignon, Jayne Greene, Laura Gregor, Zoe Gregor)

Holes in One:  51 (5 by guests)

4 Holes in One:  Marcia Munich

5 Holes in One:  None

Money Hole: #11 – None

                      #8 – None

Low Gross:  35 (Marcia Munich)

Next Low Gross:  36 (Nancy Jewett, Ginnnie Schoepf)

All others with a “39” or below:

37 (Dar Pittman, Ro Conti, Kay Tomaszek)

38 (Lorna Kitchen, Betty Magee, Roberta Wisniewski, Annette Moyle, Pat Wells, Julie Kalar, Pam Smith, Janice Keating, Laura Gregor -guest)

39 (Carol Ferry, Pat Schweighardt, Pat Storey, Dottie Adams, Jean Kraus)

That’s 19 of us…but the durned money hole eluded us.

Gay, have you been able to contact Michele Poppen of Mammoth/San Manuel to make arrangements to present our check?

Kathy Rambur, any cards to be distributed?

One last important announcement: We ARE putting next week, so wear your red, white and blue to support all of us worker bees who made and continue to make, America great.

If no one has any comments or questions, let’s go putt!

 

News Blast – 8/28/2022

Good afternoon, Lady Putters!

This is to remind you of our event coming up, Hawaiian Goofy Golf. As its name implies, it’ll be fun and it’ll be Hawaiian!  There will be flamingos! There will be bikinis! There will be tropical flowers!

What there won’t be is an addition or deletion from you average! This event is just for fun, and I promise you, if you attend you will be giggling your way around the course! All this fun will be followed by our monthly lunch, a true Hawaiian feast for our usual $19. Please get your checks into the black box by September 5th. Yes, that is Labor Day, and yes, we are putting that day.

Please come to this event, which we haven’t seen for a few years, thanks to COVID. But…it’s back! If you’ve been around a while, you know this is fun. If you’re new……….you gotta see this! Aloha, Your Prez

 

MONDAY August 22, 2022

GOOD MORNING LADY PUTTERS!

Here we are again, survivors of the monsoons. We have a wash behind our house, and believe me, Saturday it was a rushing river. If you travel Edwin Road to leave Saddlebrooke, you have to drive thru all the sand and water that wash deposits on the road.

Let me ask if we have any guests with us today?

Do we know of any putters who need a note of cheer from our organization, any illnesses or injuries? As always, I hope not. I know that Donna Vargas is recovering nicely from a recent surgery, so if our Sunshine committee can hook her up with an appropriate card, we’d all appreciate it. As I’m sure, will Donna.

Our next lunch will be in conjunction with Hawaiian Goofy Golf Day. You don’t have to either putt or go to lunch that day, but boy, will you miss a good time if you miss either! Lunch will be tempura fried orange chicken with bean sprout fried rice and hoisin glazed broccoli. There will be a special tropical drink available for $5, and a luscious dessert, which I am not at liberty to divulge. That’s code for I haven’t a clue what it will be. The cost for this luau themed repast will be our usual $19, and the check is due 9-5.  Sounds like a long way off, but time slips away quickly, so don’t delay getting your check in. Putting will be at the regular time, but lunch will be half an hour later because I’m sure putting will take a little longer than usual. Scores will not count toward your averages. You’ll see why….

Here are our winners from last week:

Putters – 44

Guests –   None

Holes in One  –  42

4 Holes in One – None

5 Holes in One – None

Money Hole –    #7 – Nobody

                         #11 – Sandy Valeton

Low Gross – 34 (Jean Kraus)

Next Low Gross 0- 35 (Maria Miller)

All Others at “39” or below:

36 (Ro Conti, Pat Wells, Marilyn Ginther, Pat Morris, Kim Halper)

37 (Cathy Scott, Lorna Kitchen, Ruthie Thoren, Marcia Munich, Betty Magee)

38 (Sandy Bulakowski, Vicki Wermager, Carol Ferry, Ann Cristofani)

39 (Pat Storey, E.J. Snearly, Sandy Valeton, Dottie Adams, Raye Cobb)

Wow, 19 of us were under 39. Keep up the excellent course set ups, committee members! But…um…no 4 or 5 holes in one

Gay, have you been able to contact Michele Poppen of Mammoth/San Manuel to make arrangements to present our check?

Kathy Rambur any cards to be distributed?

If no one has any comments or questions, let’s go putt!

 

MONDAY August 15, 2022

GOOD MORNING LADY PUTTERS!

The monsoons have given us lots to see and hear this last week, but the best news is, it has helped our golf courses and most of all our putting green!

Let me ask if we have any guests with us today?

We know that Mary Cummings had her appendix burst & was in the hospital, Joyce do you know how she is doing? We have a card for everyone to sign & will leave it on the table. Hopefully everyone else is doing okay, but I need to ask if anyone else is under par?

Our next big event is Hawaiian Goofy Golf, on September 12th during our regular putting time. We are promised a lunch to match the Hawaiian theme. Goofy Golf will not be your usual set up, we have surprises in store for you. We encourage you to wear your best Hawaiian outfits, be they muu muus or brightly colored shorts and shirts. You’ll be hearing more about that in the coming weeks.

I understand that we have very, very good news to hear on the science bus project. Gay or Karen, what do you have for us?

Do we have any cards to pass out?

Here are our winners from last week:

Regular Putters:  44

Guests: 1 (Lynn Gionotti)

Holes in One:  45

4 Holes in One:  None

5 Holes in One:  None

Money Hole:  #10 (Julie Kalar, Betty Magee, Pat Wells)

Low Gross:  33 (Maria Miller)

Next Low Gross:  34 (Pat Storey, Pat Wells)

All Others at 39 or less:

35 (Raye Cobb, Carolyn Johnson, EJ Snearly)

36 (Marty Fisher, Judy Mattson, Pat Morris, Sandy Strack)

37 (Loretta Edgerton, Ruthie Thoren, Roberta Wisniewski)

38 (Ginnie Schoepf, Patty Stark, Ro Conti, Marcia Munich, Joan Davis, Gay Uhl)

39 (Jean Kraus, Lorna Kitchen, Julie Kalar)

Wow, 22 of us were under 39. Keep up the excellent course set ups, committee members, awesome putting!

So, what do you say, let’s go putt.

News Blast August 9, 2022

Good morning all you generous Lady Putters!  I am the bearer of great news: if you were at yesterday’s luncheon, you know what I’m about to announce. We have reached and exceeded our goal to collect $3000 to fund the Science Bus at Mammoth/San Manual schools.  Our figure as of this morning is:

                        ​$3031.00

Thank you all. This is amazing.  As Gay Uhl’s thermometer of donations climbed, I was afraid we weren’t going to reach that goal as the red line stalled around $1700. (Still an amazing total!) BUT you all came through and we not only met but surpassed that lofty goal.

I can hardly wait to contact Dr. Michelle Poppen, the Principal of the school district and give her the good news.

I am so proud of you all, and so proud to be a member of this great organization.  Your Proud Prez.

 

MONDAY August 1, 2022

GOOD MORNING LADY PUTTERS!

I see you all survived the massive rainstorms over the weekend. Oh wait…they weren’t. Never mind.

Let me ask if we have any guests with us today?

I know of one putter who can use a cheery card, Holly Konecky. Her bum knee was diagnosed as a torn meniscus, and she can’t even start PT until mid-August, so she sure won’t be able to putt for a while.  She is a brand-new putter, so let’s see how many signatures we can get on an “oh darn” card for her.

Our next lunch is August 8, so please get your check for $20 into ye ole black box by 2 pm today. The menu sounds really tasty; a spinach, sundried tomato and cheese quiche with roasted potatoes and fruit, with apple crumb cake for dessert. The available drinks will be wine, beer, or the Bloody Putter… you can guess what that is.  

Here are our winners from last week:

Regular Putters:  48

Guests:  3   (Laura Gregor, Zoe Gregor, Vicki Wermager)

Holes in One:  56

4 Holes in One:  3 Mary Cummins, Pat Schweighardt, Roberta Wisniewski

5 Holes in One:  0

Money Hole:  # 12   0

                      # 13   1  (JoAnn Ciaciuch)

Low Gross:  34    (Mary Cummins, Sandy Strack)

Next Low Gross:  35 (Pat Schweighardt, Pat Wells)

All others at “39” or below:  

37 (EJ Snearly. Judy Lund)

38 (Ann Cristofani, Carolyn Johnson, Dottie Adams, Ginnie Schoepf, Jean Kraus, JoAnn Ellison, Pam Smith)

39 (Dar Pitman, JoAnn Ciaciuch, Paige Szajnuk, Pat Storey, Raye Cobb, Roberta Wisniewski)

Wow, 19 of us were under 39. Keep up the excellent course set ups, committee members!

As you know, I sent out a Newsblast, mostly aimed at our snowbird putters, letting them know, or reminding them, of our school science bus project. I want you to know that I received some checks from our ladies. We are tickled pink about that!  Can we hear from Gay or Karen about current totals?

Kathy Rambur, are you here?  Do we have any cards that need to be given out? Or in her absence, Sandy Strack?

Well, the year is slipping (or rushing by), and here it is August! Still hot though, so drink your water!  Let’s go putt!

 

MONDAY JULY 25, 2022

GOOD MORNING LADY PUTTERS!

Good news! Five months from today is Christmas Day! There, do you feel cooler now? Today should be cooler than last Monday, which was kinda brutal.

Let me ask if we have any guests with us today? How about any one needing a cheery Putter’s greeting card?

Our next lunch is August 8, which sounds far off, but the time will sneak up on us, so please get your check for $20 into ye ole black box by August 1. Hopefully, we will have an update on the upcoming course closure that we can share at that luncheon. The menu sounds really good; a spinach, sundried tomato and cheese quiche with roasted potatoes and fruit, with apple crumb cake for dessert. The available drinks will be wine, beer, or the Bloody Putter, which I think is a “killer” name for that drink. (See what I did there, “killer”?) Oh well, guess I’ve fried a few brain cells, huh?

Here are our winners from last week:

Regular Putters:  47

Guests:  3 (Vicki Wermager, with Linda and Madison)

Holes in One:  41

4 Holes in One:  Pat Wells, Raye Cobb

5 Holes in One:  None

Money Hole:  #7 – None

                      #12 – Patty Stark, Judee Lund

Low Gross:  35 (Raye Cobb, Pat Wells)

Next Low Gross:  38 (Dottie Adams, Pam Smith, Cathy Scott, Judee Lund)

All others at “39” or below:

39 (Dar Pitman, Pat Schweighardt, Patty Stark, Ginnie Schoepf, Ro Conti)

Hmm, only 11 of you got 39 or below. Tougher course.

Next, is Gay Uhl or Karen Stott here to give us an update on the Science Bus project?

Kathy Rambur, are you here?  Do we have any cards that need to be given out?

Again, good news: This is the last Monday in July! The weather should be cooling down, albeit only a couple degrees, but next week we can say we made it thru July!! Still hot though, so drink your water!  Let’s go putt!

 

News Blast – 7/23/2012

First, if you are a snowbird, I hope you take us with you via email to your summer homes. This year, I’m not sure they are cooler homes, but summer homes nonetheless.  This message is kinda directed to you. Our fund-raising project this year is collecting money to present to the Mammoth San Manuel school district so they can bring in a “Science Bus” for their middle school classes. The bus provides science in a fun atmosphere and hopefully sparks some interest in those fields for kids who might not have had a chance to see science as something to consider in their futures. This is the age group that was really impacted by the school COVID shutdown, as they went from elementary age into middle school at home, and consequently find themselves a little “at sea”, educationally.

We would ideally like to collect the full cost for 120 students, which is $3000. So far, thanks to the generosity of you putters, we are a little more than half way there, with $1500+ in donations. If you find it in your hearts (and purses), please consider sending a donation to this very worthy cause, by sending a check made out to MVLP, with Science Bus on the memo line. You can send it to me, at 39190 S. Sand Crest Dr. and I will gleefully place it in the donation “bus” for you. Thanks for considering a donation to this cause.

Next, yes ladies, it is that time of year when we ask you to help run this organization by standing for office. We need a slate of officers to present to our group before our October 10th election. Please speak to (or email) a current board member if you can take on helping to keep us going. The board meets monthly, and the tasks take up varying amounts of time….none of which is a huge burden.  Even if you are brand new to the group, please consider running for office! I can promise that none of us bite!

Enough for now! See lots of you on Monday, and more of you in a couple months.

Your Prez, Roberta

 

MONDAY JULY 18, 2022

GOOD MORNING LADY PUTTERS!

Here we are, braving the blankity blank thermometer again to go out and chase  little ball around our course.

Let me ask if we have any guests with us today?

I have been notified of a putter under par. Suzi Rizzo told me they had a wonderful cruise in Alaska, and enjoyed all the gorgeous views and abundant wild life…and her best souvenir? Covid. She got it, her husband didn’t. I think both members of the sunshine committee are out of town, so I brought a card for us all to wish Suzi a speedy recovery. It’s here on the table.

Our next lunch is August 8, which sounds far off, but the time will sneak up on us, so please get your check for $20 into the ole black box by August 1. As ole Steve Harvey would say, “we got a goot one” for ya, a spinach, sundried tomato and cheese quiche with roasted potatoes and fruit, with apple crumb cake for dessert. The available drinks will be wine, beer, or the Bloody Putter.

Here are our winners from last week: I was once again thrilled to see all these low scores….thanks to the course set up crew once again!

Regular Putters:  45

Guests:  None 

Holes in One:  53

4 or 5 Holes in One:  None 

Money Hole:  

#16 – None 

# 8 – Natalie Murdock, Cathy Scott, Maria Miller, Janice Keating       

Low Gross:  34 (Raye Cobb)

Next Low Gross:  35 (Mary Cummins)

All Others @ “39” or below:

36 (Roberta Wisniewski, Pat Wells, Pat Schweighardt )

37 (Judee Lund, Janice Keating)

38 (Dottie Adams, Lorna Kitchen, Kay Tomaszek, Ro Conti, Pat Morris, Patty Stark, Cathy Scott) 

39 (Karel Titone, Betty Magee, Marcia Munich, Maria Miller, Donna Vargas, Pat Storey)

I see that almost half of us—20 to be exact— shot in the 30’s…keep up the good work, set up crew!!

Next, is Gay Uhl or Karen Stott here to give us an update on the Science Bus project?

Kathy Rambur, are you here?  Do we have any cards that need to be given out?

Now, it’s not going to be cooler than it was last week, so once again….please drink your water! Let’s go putt!

 

MONDAY JULY 11, 2022

GOOD MORNING LADY PUTTERS!

So glad to see so many of you who braved the soon to be 100 degrees plus day to putt!

Let me ask if we have any guests with us today?

Any putters under par?  

Today is our monthly lunch, hope a bunch of you paid your check by last Monday so you can join us in the restaurant for lunch…not the ballroom. There are fewer of us, and I heard quite a number of you say last month that you preferred that venue to the ballroom anyway. Remember, our drinks will no longer include lemonade, just iced tea and water. Oh, and no coffee. Catering discovered only one or two of us were taking coffee these hot months, and they were tossing a full urn of it, so that got deleted.  Remember to bring money for the 50/50 drawing, the proceeds of which fund things like our bus for travel to Quail Creek which we’ll do this fall, and all the other expenses of running our group.  And speaking of fun events, this September we are returning to Hawaiian Goofy Golf. Our old timers remember what a fun event this is, and you new members? Well, all I can say is don’t miss it!

Here are our winners from last week: Once again, get comfortable, and prepare to hear your name called, cause there’s a bunch of us.

Regular Putters:  50

Guests:  None

Holes in One:  35

4 Holes in One:  None

5 Holes in One:  None 

Money Hole:  #16 (Ann Cristofani, Carolyn Johnson)

Low Gross:  34 (Marcia Munich)

Next Low Gross:  35 (Annette Moyle, Sandy Strack)

All Others @ “39” or below:

36 (Maria Miller, Pat Wells)

37 (Roberta Wisniewski, Kay Tomaszek, Pam Smith, Carolyn Johnson, Marty Fisher)

38 (Pat Schweighardt, Pat Morris, Ann Cristofani, Suzan Carter)

39 (Sandy Valeton, Mary Cummins, Dar Pitman, Joann Wilbour)

Next, is Gay Uhl or Karen Stott here to give us an update on the Science Bus project?

Kathy Rambur, are you here?  Do we have any cards that need to be given out?

You all know my parting words, so if you want to recite along with me: drink your water out there!  Let’s go putt.

 

News Blast – 7/10/2012

Here they are ladies, a cure for your insomnia.  Noi, just kidding, these are so interesting, I’m sure you’re dying to read them.

If you are coming to tomorrow’s luncheon, remember, this is technically our monthly business meeting, that’s why you all get a copy of these.
 
Enjoy, see a bunch of you tomorrow.
Your Faithful President
 

MVLP Luncheon Minutes

June 20, 2022

HOA2 Ballroom

The meeting was called to order at 11:00 by President Roberta Wisniewski.

Roberta thanked Sue Rains for the treats of candy on the tables.

Due to technical problems, the approval of May minutes was skipped.

TREASURER’S REPORT

Kathy Rambur gave a summary of the Treasurer’s report. Balance of $11,087.61 as of May 31st. Income of $3632.95 received. Expenses of $3723.36. Closing balance of $10997.20. A motion to accept the Treasurer’s report was made by Mary Williams and seconded by E.J. Snearly. Motion passed.

Roberta thanked our wonderful servers who always take such good care of us.  We appreciate all that you do.

In May, we had our most excellent Moonlight Madness event, on the 14th. Everyone enjoyed aiming their glow balls into the direction where they thought the hole was, and some even got holes in one! I think that proves something about our game, just not sure what it means when you can get a hole in one without seeing the lay of the land.

Our next fun event will be Hawaiian Goofy Golf, but that’s not until September 12th. If you’ve been a member for some time, you remember how fun that is, and I promise, this upcoming event will be at least as much fun. It will be held on a regular putting day.

We really don’t have any more news about the upcoming golf course closure due this Spring. The golf pros aren’t sure how much we will be impacted but as soon as we learn how long the course will be closed to us (maybe different than the entire course closure, I don’t know), we will let you know.

JUNE  BIRTHDAYS were announced and everyone sang Happy Birthday to our ladies.

 6-4 Teri Spencer

6-8 Marcia Webster

6-10 Sandy Bulakowski

6-13 Robbie Herrera

6-17 Kathy Rambur

6-18 Ann Christophani

6-22 Pam Smith

6-24 Marilyn Ginter

         Sandy Strack

6-25 Marty Fisher’

6-27 Rose Albertson

             

And the birthday $10 card winner is Marilyn Ginter

MAY COMMITTEE CARD EARNERS ARE:

Chip Starter: Neba Reiter, Debbie Elofson

Course Setup:  Marcia Webster, Mary Himpler, Sandy Gianotti

Course Take down:  Carla DeWolf (No, received for Moonlight Madness), Pat Schweighardt

Luncheon Hostess: Sue Rains

Moonlight Madness:  Jan Kaufman, Jan Laufmann, Judee Lund, Julie Kalar, Suzi Rizzo, Carla DeWolf

Roberta will finish the meeting after lunch.

AND THE WINNERS FOR MAY ARE:

5 holes in one: Sandy Strack $15

4 holes in one:  no one

Money Hole:  EJ Snearly, Gay Uhl $20, Ginnie Schoepf, Julie Kalar, Kim Klindtworth, Kay Tomaszek, Loretta Edgerton, Marty Fisher, Mary Cummins, Mary Himpler, Nancy Jewitt, Pat Morris, Pat Storey, Pat Wells, Patty Stark, Roberta Wisniewski, Ruthie Thoren, Sandy Valeton, Suzi Rizzo,

And our new 39’er winners are:

38  JoAnn Wilbour

36  Julie Kalar

37  Neba Reiter

39  Roxy Heacock

WINNER of AWARDS are:

Road Runner – Ray Cobb

Tiger Award – Sandy Strack

Hole in Wonder – Maria Miller

Jean Kraus won the free lunch drawing.

50/50 DRAWING: The amount is $138 total and Karyl Titone won $69.00. She very generously donated half of her winnings to the Science School Bus fund.

GIFT CARD DRAWING: Jean Kraus, Maria Miller and Marcia Munich won the gift cards.

A motion to adjourn was made by Jean Kraus and seconded by Ruthie Thorn.

The Meeting was adjourned at 11:59.

Minutes recorded by Patty Stark, Vice President.

 

MONDAY JULY 4, 2022

GOOD MORNING MY PATRIOTIC LADY PUTTERS!

So glad to see so many of you ladies who were too smart to attempt air travel this weekend. So nice to see so much red, white, and blue. Including my fingernails.

Let me ask if we have any guests with us today?

Any putters under par?  

Our next lunch is next Monday, July 11.  That means your check is due today by 2pm, and it should be for $20. Yes, I know, it went up by a dollar, and hopefully, it won’t go up again. Your board is working hard to keep it as low as possible. Our menu will be a country fried chicken sandwich with hickory smoked bacon, jack cheese, and trimmin’s.  Our drinks will no longer include lemonade, just iced tea and water. Oh, and no coffee. These are the concessions Jan Arruda had to make to keep our price reasonable.  We will, however, have a scoop of ice cream for dessert. And a $5 Putter’s Patriotic Punch will be available along with beer and wine. And I’d better say the name of that drink before I have one, or fugget about it. Seriously, the whole lunch issue will be a topic of discussion at our next board meeting, and if you have any thoughts about it, please button hole a board member today and give us your suggestions.

Here are our winners from last week

Regular Putters:  50

Guests:  None

Holes In One:  54

4 Holes In One:  Maria Miller 

Money Hole:  #9 (Betty Magee)

Low Gross:  34 (Dar Pitman, Kay Tomaszak, Jean Kraus, Dorie Pipers)

Next Low Gross:  35 (Joann Ellison, Maria Miller)

———–

Others @ “39” or below: 

36 (Roberta Wisniewski)

37 (Kim Halper, Pam Smith, Ruthie Thoren, Donna Vargas) 

38 (Carolyn Johnson, Karen Stott, Betty Magee, Pat Wells, Patty Stark)

39 (Pat Storey, Judee Lund, Judy Falewicz, Marcia Munich, Ann Cristofani, Mary Cummins, Ginnie Schoepf)

These are some pretty impressive scores, ladies! Out of 50 putters, 23 had below 39. Big, big thank you to the course set up committee!

Next, is Gay Uhl here to talk about the science bus drive, or Karen Stott?

Kathy Rambur, are you here?  Do we have any cards that need to be given out?

It is going to be very warm out there again, so please remember to drink the water I know you remembered to bring. I hope everyone has a great time putting, and a fun Fourth.

 

MONDAY JUNE 27, 2022

GOOD MORNING LADY PUTTERS!

Dang, I missed the fine storm we had yesterday, we were driving home from San Diego, with one eye on the black skies ahead of us. Missed that, and then watching the 5pm news, saw a dust storm warning for the area we just passed through. See what good clean living does for you?

Let me ask if we have any guests with us today?

Any putters under par?  You know my line; I sure hope not.

Our next lunch will be July 11. Is Jan Arruda here to let us know the outcome of her meeting with Food and Beverage?  (If not, this is kinda awkward, as I don’t know what we’re having OR what the charge is. If so, reiterate that checks need to be in by July 4.)

Here are our winners from last week

Regular Putters:   50

Guests:  1 (Evelyn Locatelli)

Holes in One:   45

4 Holes in One:  None

5 Holes in One:  None

Money Hole:  3 (Maria Miller and Suzi Rizzo)

Low Gross:  35 (Ruthie Thoren and Maria Miller)

Next Low Gross:  36 (Raye Cobb)

All Others at 39 or below:  

37 (Pat Wells, Marcia Munich, Kay Tomaszek, Jean Kraus)

38 (Natalie Murdock, Ann Cristofani)

39 (Dorie Pipers, Sandy Valeton, EJ Snearly, Dar Pitman, Paige Szajnuk, Pat Schweighardt, Donna Vargas, Neba Reiter)

Next, can Karen Stott come up and talk about the drive to get a science bus up to Mammoth/San Manuel school in lieu of Gay Uhl?

Kathy, are you here?  Do we have any cards that need to be given out?

It is going to be very warm out there again, so please remember to drink the water I know you remembered to bring.  Let’s go win big money out there!

 

MONDAY JUNE 20, 2022

GOOD MORNING LADY PUTTERS!

We’re Baaaack! I’ve missed you all! I’ve missed putting, I’ve missed the fun, the camaraderie, the sweating in the sun….well, okay not that part.

Let me ask if we have any guests with us today, to enjoy all of the above.

Any putters under par? If you know someone, please don’t be afraid to speak up.

Since we last putted in May, nothing much has happened to report. Today is our lunch, and I hope lots of you are planning to come. Our next lunch will be July 11, and I’ll have more information on that next week. But the checks will be due on July 4th, so if you’re going to be gone and want to join us, be sure to get your check in on time.

Here are our winners from last week

Regular Putters:  60

Guests:  None

Holes in One:  61

4 Holes in One:  None

5 Holes in One:  None

Money Hole:  #6. (Ginnie Schoepf, Mary Cummins, Pat Wells)

Low Gross:  34 (Pat Wells)

Next Low Gross:  36 (Mary Cummins, Dorie Pipers, Ruthie Thoren, Judee Lund, Raye Cobb)

All Others @ “39” or below:

37 (Ginnie Schoepf, Neba Reiter); 

38 (Joann Wilbour, Roberta Wisniewski, Sandy Bulakowski, Maralyn Shirk);

39 (Maria Miller, Annette Moyle, Jan Arruda, Patty Stark)

We have quite a number of new putters, and some odd rules need to be discussed. These are rules that were probably not covered in your orientation, because they don’t come up often. One, you can line up your putt to the hole, but can’t then drag your putter back to where your ball landed, because technically, you could be improving your lie by tamping down the grass. That’s a picky item, but since we follow golfing rules, that’s one of ‘em. The other involves when you can pick up your ball if it goes out of bounds. If it goes beyond the “fringe” you can move in 6” into the “fringe”, but not onto the putting surface. Any questions on those items?

Next, can Gay Uhl come up and talk about the drive to get a science bus up to Mammoth/San Manuel school?

Kathy, are you here?  Do we have any cards that need to be given out?

It is going to be very warm out there again, so please remember to drink the water I know you remembered to bring.   

 

News Blasts – June 12, 2022

Don’t do it.

Don’t pick up that putter, put on your name tag and walk out the door at 8:15.

You will be verrrrrry lonely. None of us will be there.

You have to wait one more week, until June 20 to putt again.  Yah, I know, that’s a pain, but only one more week till we can all be together again!

Hey, if you have forgotten, your check is due tomorrow for $19 for our June lunch. We can’t putt, but we can eat!

On another note, here is a message from Gay Uhl about the Science Bus.  See you at 10:30on 6-20.

This year our fundraising project for San Manuel School is a “Science Bus” for the junior high students.

According to principal Dr. Michelle Poppen, this traveling science lab will be a great addition to the STEM curricula.  STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.

We know the world needs doctors, nurses, lab technicians, scientists, inventors, engineers, computer programmers, and mathematicians. There is no reason why some of them can’t come from a small town like San Manuel. The students just need something to grab their interest and spark their imagination, to give them a vision of the possible. We can be a part of making that happen.

The cost to bring the bus to San Manuel is $25 per student. There are about 120 junior high students. If you do the math, you will see that the cost is $3000. That’s a lot more than we’ve ever raised before.

However, MVLPutters has more than 120 members. If each of us contributes $25, we could easily raise that amount. Twenty-five dollars is just a suggestion. Please give what you can. If you write a check, make it out to MVLP and put Science Bus on the memo line.

Our yellow box is now dressed up as a school bus. On Monday mornings, you will find it on the

Mesquite Grill patio. The rest of the week, it’s parked on the desk in the Golf Shop. The deadline for contributions is the end of August.

For those of you who are out of town and would like to contribute, you can send a check to our treasurer Kathy Rambur. Her address is 38155 S. Elbow Bend Dr.

For you hearty souls who are here for the summer, you can put your checks in our little yellow school bus any Monday morning when you putt. Or you can put in the bus when it is parked on the desk in the Golf Shop. You can’t miss it.

Let’s stuff the bus!

 

News Blasts – June, 5 2022

If you go to the putting course tomorrow, you will not find your friends and colleagues happily chatting on the patio, nor see any pink hole indicators. Perhaps only a few deer frolicking on the course and birds chirping. Yup, we aren’t putting again until June 20.  The course is closed during this time for its annual aeration.

We are postponing our monthly luncheon until that date, as well.  You have until June 13, next Monday, to deposit your check for $19 into the black box to be able to join in this enjoyable event.

Hope to see many of you on the course on June 20, and lots of you at the luncheon.

(I’ll be sitting at home those two Mondays just blowing The Clown Horn of Authority at my husband and dog to keep in practice.)

 

News Blasts – May 27, 2022

 
Good morning (or afternoon or evening, depending on when you are reading this)

 

Yes, we are putting  Monday, May 30, and yes, I know it is a holiday. In fact, that will be our last session of putting until June 20, because the course will be closed for aeration. ( you know, when they pull little plugs of grass and dirt out, making the course look like it covered in goose poop.)
 
 Anyway, in honor of the memory of all the military who gave their lives, or served to make our country great, please wear red, white, and blue…or some combination of those colors.
 
It’ll be hot, so remember to bring your water and DRINK it.
 

See you on the course, Your Prez

 

MONDAY MAY 23, 2022

GOOD MORNING LADY PUTTERS!

 First let me ask if we have any guests with us today.

 Do we have any putters in need of cheering up? I always ask, always hoping the answer is no.

Next, can Gay Uhl come up and talk about the drive to get a science bus up to Mammoth/San Manuel school?

Remember, next Monday is our last putting until June 20, as the course is closing for aeration.  We will have a luncheon on June 20, even though your pink calendar says the lunch is on June 13, and our menu will be a Cobb salad with grilled chicken, bacon, hard cooked eggs, tomatoes, avocado, cheddar and bleu cheese with ranch and balsamic dressings on the table. “Golfer dessert”:  Still haven’t found out what that means. Worth coming to lunch just to find out. Remember, beer, wine and bloody Mary’s will be available.  The deadline for checks is June 13, but to save yourself a trip, bring in a check for $19 next Monday to deposit in the famous black box. Otherwise, you have to make a special trip here because you don’t want to miss one of our fun luncheons.

Regular Putters:  65

Guests:  2  (Judy Mattson, Boo Busacker)

Holes in One:  42

4 Holes in One:  None

5 Holes in One:  Sandy Strack  

Money Hole:  #9 (Kay Tomaszek, Marty Fisher, Pat Storey, Roberta Wisniewski, Gay Uhl, Suzi Rizzo, Pat Morris, Nancy Jewett, Sandy Valeton)

Low Gross:  34 (Sandy Strack)

Next Low Gross:  38 (Pat Wells)

All others at 39 or lower:  39  (Dar Pitman)

Kathy, can our bank account afford all these winners?  Do we have any cards that need to be given out?

I do believe that’s all the day’s news, except that it is going to be very warm out there so please remember to drink the water I know you remembered to bring.  And if I have to pick any of you up off the course due to dehydration, first I’m going to say “I told you so” before I give you water.

 

MONDAY MAY 9, 2022

GOOD MORNING LADY PUTTERS!

First let me ask if we have any guests with us today.

Is there any putter who is under par and needs a cheery card?

Today’s lunch will be a plated taco bar of chicken tacos with shredded cabbage and Spanish rice with an ice cream bar for dessert and the special drink will be margaritas! The next event is May 14th Moonlight Madness and we have 74 people signed up. Dinner will be a buffet of pulled pork or chicken, potato salad, coleslaw and chips. Dessert will be ice cream bars. Each team will be given a glow ball to use, so you don’t have to bring your own. Registration check in is at 6:00, dinner at 6:30 and when it is dark enough, hopefully around 8:00, we will start putting

As was stated in the Newsblast, we will not be putting June 6th & 13th as MV is closed for aeration. Therefore, the next Luncheon will be June 20th & checks will need to be turned in to the slot in the black box by May 30th. The entree is a Cobb salad with avocado & the cost is $19.

If you have misplaced your putter’s name tag, no worries any name tag you have will work. 

Kathy Rambur will pass out any gift cards at the luncheon today.

Gay Uhl talked briefly about the Science Bus & placed a yellow box on the table for checks/donations of $25 to pay for a year of Science Bus for Middle Schoolers at Mammoth/San Manuel Schools.

Regular Putters:  75

Guests: 4 (Shauna Rand, Els Bowen, Carolyn Smith, Tsylan Husted)

Holes in One:  71 (One by a guest)

4 Holes in One:  None

5 Holes in One:  None

Money Hole:  #6 (Loretta Edgerton)

Low Gross:  37  (Maria Miller, Cathy Scott, Kris Rudin, Pat Schweighardt, Roberta Wisniewski)

Next Low Gross:  38  (Marla Butcher, Kay Tomasyk)

All others at “39” or below: 39 (Kathy Birkbigler, Jan Arruda, Ruthie Thoren, Raye Cobb, Thelma O’Laughlin, Jeannie Hepner, Sandy Strack, Jean Kraus, Patty Stark, Sandy Bulokowski)

If no one else has anything, let’s go putt!!!!!

 

MONDAY MAY 2, 2022

THERE IS A MAD GENIE IN MY COMPUTER!  I certainly did not intend to send my very first newsblast out today!!!!! I had a neat lil message all typed out, and somehow, the computer (not me of course) decided to send something else.
Let’s try again.
For all you Star Wars fans out there, May the Fourth Be With You.
I have very important news to share with you. We WILL NOT be putting on June 6th or June 13 due to the course being aerated. (Who knew grass needed mouth to mouth?) Therefore, the board decided to change the date of our monthly luncheon to June 20. We need the check for $19 for a delicious Cobb Salad in the Magic Black Box by June 13, so you might want to get it in during May to save yourself a special trip.  As of today, we didn’t have the most important information….what’s for dessert, so for now, it’s a surprise.
I am attaching the minutes of the April luncheon meeting to save Sally Murphy from having to read them to you at the lunch, so we will go straight to the acceptance vote, if you  agree with the information in them.  I will not be at this luncheon, but am leaving you in the capable hands of our veep Patty Stark.
Regards
 

MONDAY MAY 2, 2022

GOOD MORNING LADY PUTTERS!

 First let me ask if we have any guests with us today.

Then I want to assure you that Pat Brothers, who unfortunately fell on our course last week and broke her arm, came through her repair surgery Friday like a champ, and is recovering at home. She does not have a cast, and should be feeling better by today, according to her surgeon. She wants to thank everyone for their cards and kind thoughts, but if you haven’t sent one, you can find her address in our Saddlebrooke phone book, on Silverwood Dr.

That being said, I sure hope no one has information about any other putter who needs a card from the club. But I’ll ask anyway…and I sure hope our Sunshine Committee has sent out a card to Pat.

Today is the deadline for checks for both next Monday’s monthly meeting and for Moonlight Madness which is Saturday May 14. Monday’s elegant repast will be a taco bar of chicken tacos with shredded cabbage and Spanish rice with an ice cream bar for dessert and the special drink will be….wait for it…margaritas! That cost is $19.

The other event, Moonlight Madness is one of our most fun events. Putting in the dark with your chosen partner. Dinner will be a buffet of pulled pork or chicken, potato salad, coleslaw and chips. Dessert will be ice cream bars again, so I hope we like them. This cost is $25 per person. Be sure to write the name of your partner on the memo line of your check, and if you want to putt with another couple, write their names on the check as well. Believe me, there is nothing like putting with only a glowing ball and glow sticks as your target by the light of the full moon. Each team will be given a glow ball to use, so you don’t have to bring your own. There will be a no host bar in the Mesquite Grill to further enhance your possibilities of getting a great score on a course you can’t see.  And again, a reminder, you need to write separate checks for these events.

Last Monday was our most excellent outing with Quail Creek, and I have been in touch with their president, who said their club unanimously agreed that they had a great time here.  But as such, we don’t have any winner stats to report this morning. We received a “save the date” invite from them, and will be discussing the date at our next board meeting.

This morning, Gay Uhl would like to say a few words to us about our annual collection for the Mammoth/San Manuel school district.

(Gay)

Kathy Rambur, do we have any gift cards that have not found their recipients yet?

If no one else has anything, let’s go putt!!!!!

News Blasts – April 26, 2022

Good afternoon, Lady Putters.  If you were at our wonderful Quail Creek event, you are aware that something happened that was NOT wonderful.  Pat Brothers fell, and had to be transported to the hospital by Golder Ranch Fire.  We have learned that she fractured her arm, and is facing surgery tomorrow to pin the bone back together, to hasten the healing process.

Please feel free to send her a card and wish her a very speedy recovery.

Remember, do not respond to this Newsblast, if you want to contact me, use Robertamvlp@gmail.com

 

News Blasts – April 23, 2022

Hello Lady Putters!

Got a bunch of miscellaneous news items for you. First, don’t forget this Monday is our day with our neighbors from the south, Quail Creek. If you turned in a check, you are playing. Please wear pink…either your putter’s shirt or if you don’t have one, any pink top. With white bottoms. (Underwear doesn’t constitute appropriate golf wear.) Shorts, pedal pushers, capris, or slacks.  It will be really important to be at putting at 8:30 so we are ready to form our welcome arch for our guests. ALSO, please offer rides to our guests to lunch, so they don’t have to trudge across the parking lot to the ball room after putting.

We have two important deadlines on May 2. Both your May luncheon (May 9), and Moonlight Madness (May 14) are due that day by 2pm. Regular lunch is $19, and MM is $25. It is very important to write two separate checks for these events.

Since I won’t be doing regular announcements Monday, here are the winners from last week.

Regular Putters:  75

Guests:  1  (Michelle Credman)

Money Hole:  #8  (Marcia Munich, Marilyn Ginther, Paige Szajnvk, Betty Magee)

Holes in One:  53 (1 by guest)

4 Holes in One:  Betty Magee

5 Holes in One:  None

Low Gross:  38 (Marcia Munich)

Next Low Gross:  39 (Pat Wells)

All others at 39 or below:  None

See you Monday, bedecked in hot pink and white.  Your Prez.

 

MONDAY APRIL 18, 2022 ANNOUNCEMENTS

Good morning, Lady Putters!

Do we have any guests?

Do we have any putters that are feeling under par, who need a cheery card from us?

Welcome to our new putters: Jo Ann Wilbour, Peg Senst, Eva Machann & Paige Szajnuk, we are so happy you have joined in the fun!

April 25, the Quail Creek Putters are coming here. We will be doing a welcome arch for our guests before we putt. This is a tradition among all Lady Putter groups to welcome our visitors. There is no lottery as we have 52 putters signed up to play. Quail Creek has 49 putters coming, so most groups will have 6 putters & a few groups will have 5 putters. Lunch will be a chef’s salad, and for dessert strawberry shortcake! The special drink is a festive fruit belini, made with fruit puree and champagne.

Just a reminder, if you do not have a pink putter shirt, any pink shirt will do with white shorts, skort or pants.

If you are a chip starter, course set up committee, or take down committee please remember to sign the log book which is on the chip start table. We want to be sure you get credit for doing your job, and qualify for your gift card for completing your volunteer task

You won’t want to miss Moonlight Madness which is coming up on Sat. evening, May 14th.  The cost is $25.00 per person and the deadline for checks to be handed in is May 2nd. This event is limited to 60 people. There will be a money hole & it will cost $1.00 if you wish to participate. Menu is buffet style, with choices of pulled pork or pulled chicken sandwich with BBQ sauce, crispy onions, potato salad, coleslaw and chips. Desert is an ice cream sandwich. So come on out, I guarantee you will have fun and laugh a lot!!

The regular Luncheon is May 9th, the cost is $19 and the menu is a taco bar with chips and salsa for each table & two shredded chicken tacos with shredded cheese and cabbage, Spanish rice and a side of pico de gallo and sour cream. The dessert is an ice cream sandwich.

Checks need to be in May 2nd. So, if you plan to participate in both Moonlight Madness & the May luncheon, please do two separate checks, on for $25 and one for $19.

Kathy, do we have any cards to hand out?

Now for last week’s winners, it was a Rough DAY:

Regular Putters: 83

Guests: 2 (Shauna Rand, Kim Young)

Holes in One:  54 (2 by guests)

4 Holes in One:  None

5 Holes in One:  None

Money Hole:  #16 (Patty Stark, Ruthie Thoren)

Low Gross and lowest score: 39 (Patty Stark, Ruthie Thoren)

Next Low Gross: 40 (Raye Cobb)

Now let’s go win some money with 4 or 5 holes in one!

 
News Blasts – April 12, 2022

Good afternoon, Lady Putters!

Good news! We had 53 ladies sign up, so we don’t have to do a lottery!  If you put in your check, you are putting!  (BTW, if you didn’t, there is no regular putting on April 25).

Please be at the course by 8:30. We are expecting our guests at 9, but they may be early depending on traffic. (Of course, that means they may be late, too. After all, they are coming allllllll the way from Green Valley.)

Remember, pink and white are the order of the day.

Regards, Your Prez

 

MONDAY APRIL 11, 2022 ANNOUNCEMENTS

Good morning, Lady Putters! Glad to see so many of you. Guess I’d better start by asking if we have any guests, since I forgot that last week in my rush to get all our news out. Sorry if any of you returned, and didn’t get recognized last week.

Next, do we have any putters that are feeling under par for any sad reason, who need a cheery card from us, which works like magic, I’ve been told.

Our monthly lunch is today, and it is our Happy Trails lunch, because between then and the May lunch, we typically lose many of our Snow Bird ladies. If this is your last putting session before you hit the road, safe journeys and see you this Fall.

Glad to see so many of you remembered to wear your pastel colors in honor of Spring.

And yes, this means we are having two lunches in April, because on April 25, the Quail Creek Putters are coming here. The deadline for checks is 4-18. The cost will be $22, the lunch will be a chef’s salad, and a little bird told me dessert is going to be strawberry shortcake! The special drink is a festive fruit belini, made with fruit puree and champagne.

We will be doing a welcome arch for our guests before we putt. This is a tradition among Lady Putters, not just our club, but that welcome is afforded us when we visit Quail Creek, The Ranchettes, and The Verde Sputters at HOA1. Because this is a special event, we will have a drawing of the checks and the first 54 putters get to play. This number is 6 putters per hole, 18 holes, and two clubs providing 54 each. If Quail Creek has less than 54 coming, we can fill in with our putters. Also, we will have a standby list in case we have cancellations.

Now, I understand that some of you have not signed up to play because of the uniform requirement of pink putter shirts and white pants. We are having a devil of a time fulfilling your shirt orders, not that Patty Stark hasn’t browbeaten our vendor, but we think they are stuck on a ship in the port of Los Angeles. Please raise your hand if you have a pink putter shirt and are not able to attend this fun event, and would like to loan it to someone who can attend but doesn’t have a shirt. Also, if you have a shirt that you have under or out grown and would like to sell it in a private sale to a sister putter, please raise your hand. And speaking of clothing, with summer coming just a gentle reminder of what golf attire is, per the rules of MV golf association…not just Putters. Shorts must be mid-thigh, no cheek peepers or Daisy Dukes, or athletic shorts. And sleeveless shirts are permitted, but not tank tops.

Next, there is some confusion about when it is appropriate to move your ball if you go out of bounds. The area next to the green is called the fringe, it is just a little longer cut than the green. Beyond that is the rough. If your ball lands in the fringe, play it from there. If it lands in the rough, you can pick up your ball and place it 6” in from the edge of the rough and play it from there. Any questions?

I understand that it’s necessary once again for me to remind chip starters, course set up committee, and take down committee to please remember to sign the log book which is on the chip start table. We want to be sure you get credit for doing your job, and it must be done 3 out of 4 weeks in order to qualify for your gift card for completing your volunteer task. Thank you!

 

Now we have the winners for last week’s fun course.

Regular Putters:  81

Guests: 4 (Ginny Murphy, Diana Schultz, Peg ______, Eva _____)

Money Hole: 

#5 – none

#12 – Sandy Strack, Marcia Munich, Ann Cristofani, Carla DeWolf, Pat Storey, Kathy Berkbigler

Holes in One: 63 (2 by guests)

4 Holes in One – Ann Cristofani, Sandy Valeton 

5 Holes in One – None

Low Gross:  36 – Marcia Munich

Next Low Gross: 37 – Kris Rudin, Kathy Birkbigler

Others at 39 or less:  

38 – Kay Tomaszek, Sandy Strack, Pat Storey, Maria Miller, Jean Hepner

39 – Pat Wells, Ann Cristofani, Lorene Buscher, Suzan Carter, Marty Fisher

‐———

***NOTE: JoAnn Wilbour posted a 39 on scorecard but, due to addition error, actual is a 40. 

Annette rechecks all the math on scores of 39 or lower, as well as 40’s to be sure no one misses out on their prized 39 sticker.

Now let’s go win some money with 4 or 5 holes in one!

 

MONDAY APRIL 4, 2022 ANNOUNCEMENTS

Good morning, Lady Putters! Glad to see so many of you, this tells me you are having a good time each Monday.

Our next week is our monthly lunch will be on April 11, and it is our Happy Trails lunch, because between then and the May lunch, we typically lose many of our Snow Bird ladies. This lunch is $19, You have until 2 pm today to get your check in for our elegant repast will be a pulled pork sandwich with caramelized onions and BBQ sauce with cole slaw and potato chips. And, you know what I’m going to say next….most importantly, carrot cake for dessert. Since it is many ladies’ favorite adult beverage, our special drink will be a Bloody Mary. We ask that everyone wear pastel colors that day both to putting and to lunch to celebrate Spring.

And yes, this means we are having two lunches in April, because then on April 25, the Quail Creek Putters are coming here. I know the cost will be $22, the lunch will be a chef’s salad, and a little bird told me dessert is going to be strawberry shortcake! We will be doing a welcome arch for our guests before we putt. That is a tradition among Lady Putters, not just our club, but that welcome is afforded us when we visit Quail Creek, The Ranchettes, and The Verde Sputters at HOA1. Because this is a special event, we will have a drawing of the checks and the first 54 putters get to play. This number is 6 putters per hole, 18 holes, and two clubs providing 54 each. If Quail Creek has less than 54 coming, we can fill in with our putters. Also, we will have a standby list in case we have cancellations.

 We will need two separate checks for these events, it has always been our policy, and we do want to keep the treasure’s job as uncomplicated as we can for Kathy Rambur. 

Now we have the winners for last week’s fun course.

Regular Putters:  72  

Guests: 1 (Dayle Rupp)

Money Hole: #8 – Susan Bodine

Holes in One: 43 (1 by guest)

4 Holes in One – Lorene Buscher, Marcia Munich

5 Holes in One – None

Low Gross:  34 – Pat Wells

Next Low Gross: 37 – Marcia Munich Maria Miller, Ruthie Thoren

Others at 39 or less:  

38 – Dottie Adams, Sandy Bulakowski

39 – Pat Morris Dorie Pipers, Kathy Berkbigler, Lorene Buscher

Congrats to you all, and now let’s go beat these numbers!

News Blasts – April 3, 2022

If you come to putting tomorrow at 9:30 you will meet your sister putters walking off the course, as tomorrow starts our summer hours! We start, beginning tomorrow, at 8:30, so please be there early enough before that to pull your starters chip. I will start announcements promptly at 8:30.

Additionally, tomorrow at 2pm is the deadline to get your $19 check into the black box for April’s luncheon meeting (don’t miss the pulled pork sandwich!). And while you’ve got the checkbook out, write your check for $22. So, you can enjoy our session with the Ladies from Quail Creek. Remember, that day there will not be a regular putting session! To join us in that, you must submit your check, and it is a lottery: the first 54 names drawn get to play. That number is arrived at by six players per hole, 54 from each club. If they aren’t bringing 54 members, we can fill in with more of us, so there is a possibility that you will get to play. There is also a standby list, in case someone can’t make it.

See y’all tomorrow at 8:30a.m.!!  La Presidenta

 

MONDAY MARCH 28, 2022 ANNOUNCEMENTS

Welcome to Spunner in Tucson. That’s when the weather doesn’t know if it wants to be winter, spring, or summer. Saturday was 95, Sunday was 90 with wind, today is supposed to be 82, and tomorrow is going to be 60 with rain.

There is a sympathy card on the table which I hope you all get to sign; it is for Marilee Jones who lost her husband this past week. Our thoughts go out to her at this terribly sad time in her life. Do we know of anyone else who could use a bit of cheer?

Today is the last winter putting time. That means starting in April..i.e. next week, we go on summer putter hours, which means we start putting at 8:30 and lunches are at  11, with the doors opening at 10:30. Even though we are going thru   Spunner right now, we all know it will get hot. Hot. Hot.  And I will start nagging about water.

Our next monthly lunch will be on April 11, and it is our Happy Trails lunch, because between then and the May lunch, we typically lose many of our Snow Bird ladies. This lunch is $19, and will be a pulled pork sandwich with caramelized onions and BBQ sauce with cole slaw and potato chips. And most importantly, carrot cake for dessert. Since it is many ladies’ favorite imbibement, our special drink will be a Bloody Mary. We ask that everyone wear pastel colors that day both to putting and to lunch to celebrate Spring.

And yes, this means we are having two lunches in April, because then on April 25, the Quail Creek Putters are coming here. I know the cost will be $22, the lunch will be a chef’s salad, but I still don’t know the important info…what’s for dessert! We will be doing a welcome arch for our guests before we putt; that alone is worth the $22. We will need two separate checks for these events, it has always been our policy, and we do want to keep Kathy Rambur sane and on as the treasurer. 

Since we were missing a couple of monthly winners at our last luncheon, are Olga Clouser and Kris Rudin here? They were the winners of The Tiger award and Hole in Wonder for the month of March. Also, I am a bit remiss in handing out our pins for these awards. Are Jean Kraus and Dee Balmer here? Here are your pins for previously winning these prestigious awards.  I am sad to say that we do not have Roadrunner award pins, so if you’ve won this award, we don’t have pins for you. The company that made these for us has gone out of business, and we are scrambling to find someone to do the artwork for us to get a new company to make them, without charging us hundreds of dollars to recreate this art. If you are an artist, and would like to volunteer your talent to help us out, please see me or Sandy Strack. Please.

Now we have the winners for last week’s really fun course.

Regular Putters:  62

Guests:  1 (Maurine Cate)

Holes in One:  58

4 Holes in One:  Lorna Kitchen, Cathy Scott

5 Holes in One:  None

Money Hole: #6 (Shirley Kobs)

Low Gross: 34 (Lorna Kitchen)

Next Low Gross: 35 (Ann Cristofani)

Others at 39 or below:

36 – Dot Wilson, Roberta Wisniewski, Kitty Morgan

38 – Neba Reiter, Cathy Scott

39 – JoAnn Ellison, Annette Moyle

I sure hope this week’s course will be much fun as last weeks, as evidenced by these great low numbers! Let’s go putters!

 

MONDAY MARCH 21, 2022 ANNOUNCEMENTS

I hope you all survived the deluge of rain yesterday. My husband and I attended a movie matinee, and as we walked out, I was digging in my purse for my sunglasses when my husband said “its raining”. That caught us by surprise.

I hope we don’t have anyone who needs a cheery note from Putters, but does anyone know of one of us who is not up to par?

Today is the last winter schedule lunch meeting. That means the doors open at 11:30 and lunch will be at noon. Starting in April we go on summer putter hours, which means we start putting at 8:30 and the lunches at 11, with the doors opening at 10:30. Believe me, you will understand the wisdom of this earlier hour once we start hitting our 100-degree days.  And I will start nagging about water. It is well and good to bring your bottle, but please, please drink the whole thing while we’re putting! Dehydration is not a fun thing. I will be the Water Monitor……but seriously, we did have a putter go down due to dehydration a few years ago, and it did require a 911 call.

Our next monthly lunch will be on April 11, and it is our Happy Trails lunch, because between then and the May lunch, we typically lose many of our Snow Bird ladies. We ask that everyone wear pastel colors that day both to putting and to lunch to celebrate Spring. I don’t know the menu yet, I’ll let you know when I do.

April 25, the Quail Creek Putters are coming here. I know the cost will be $22, the lunch will be a chef’s salad, but I don’t know the important info, what’s for dessert!  We will be doing a welcome arch for our guests before we putt, that alone is worth the $22. It’s not too early to get your check into the black box on the hall wall.

Here are the stats from last week’s putting, which was led by our intrepid VP, Patty Stark. Thanks for filling in for me while we drove home from San Diego, where we attended our granddaughter’s wedding.

Regular Putters:  75

Guests: 1 (Cathie Siglow)

Holes In One:  62

4/5 Holes in One:  None

Money Hole: #17 (Donna Martin)

Low Gross:  40 (Raye Cobb, Maria Miller)

Next Low Gross:  41 (Sandy Bulakowski, Ruthie Thoren, Carolyn Johnson, Marcia Munich)

I understand the course was ummm, difficult.  Let’s hope we can tame that beast this morning.  Let’s go.

 

MVLP ANNOUNCEMENTS March 14, 2022

Welcome to another great day for putting in Saddlebrooke.

Do we have any guests? (Introduce)

Do we have any members under par that we are unaware of? Boy, I hope not.  We always ask so we can send a cheery card.

Remember we have a regular monthly lunch coming up on March 21. The menu is a spring salad with strawberries, feta cheese, onions, and grilled chicken breast, and a lemon bar for dessert. There will be a special strawberry spritzer as our $5 drink, and the bar will be open for other adult beverages as well. Please put your check for $19 into the black box on the hall wall outside the pro shop no later than 2pm today, March 14. Mark “March luncheon” in the memo section of the check, and if you have any dietary restrictions, please note them in that area as well.

I would like to introduce one of our board members, Marty Fisher.

Just a reminder that next month, April, our putting start time will change to 8:30 & our luncheon time will change to 11:00.

New members or HOA1 members will need to go to the HOA2 Administrative offices and open an account, so your winnings can be deposited into your HOA2 account.

Our dress code is the same as the golf course rules of proper dress, so tights/leggings and nice sweat pants are allowed.

Kathy, do we have any cards to pass out?

Here are our stats for last week: Regular Putters:  74

Guests: 2 (Barb Weybright, Gale Wald)

Holes in One: 42

No 4 or 5 Holes in One

Money Hole: #9 – No one got it & there was not a secondary hole selected.

Low Gross: 40 – Ruthie Thoren, Annette Moyle

Next Low Gross: 41 – Dottie Adams, Carolyn Johnson

No one scored 39 or below

Thought for the Day: We all get busy and sometimes forget to be grateful for the many wonderful things in our lives, so please slow down & take time to smell the roses!!!

Let’s putt

 

MVLP ANNOUNCEMENTS March 7, 2022

Welcome to another chilly day for putting in Saddlebrooke.

Do we have any guests? (Introduce)

Do we have any members under par that we are unaware of? Boy, I hope not.

We always ask so we can send a cheery card.

Remember we have a regular monthly lunch coming up on March 21, which is a

different date for our luncheon because of the cancellation of the

Sputters/Putters event. The menu is a Spring Salad with strawberries, feta

cheese, onions, and grilled chicken breast, and a lemon bar for dessert. There will

be a special Strawberry Spritzer as our $5 drink, and the bar will be open for other

adult beverages as well.  Please put your check for $19 into the black box on the

hall wall outside the pro shop no later than 2pm on March 14.  Mark “March

luncheon” in the memo section of the check, and if you have any dietary

restrictions, please note them in that area as well.  And ladies, this is strictly for

issues such as gluten or lactose intolerance, not for dietary preferences, which

honestly, the catering staff cannot accommodate. Any questions on this?

Here are our stats for last week:

Regular Putters: 71 (we are pretty consistently getting this many putters weekly…YAY!)

Guests: 2 (Carol Ferry and Diane Buckly)

Holes in One: 90 (1 by a guest)

4 Holes in One: Carolyn Johnson

5 Holes in One: None

Money Hole: #14 (Phyllis Meierhenry, Raye Cobb, Carla DeWolf, Rose Albertson, Linda

Jordan)

Low Gross: 38 (Pat Storey and Dee Balmer)

Next Low Gross: 39 (Dottie Adams, Kay Tomaszsk, Raye Cobb, Ro Conti)

Others at “39” or less: None

Kathy, are there any cards to hand out?

Ladies do I need to keep reminding those on the course set up, take down, and chip starters to

remember to sign in at the chip starters table? Or am I being a broken record with that already?

 

MVLP Announcements February 28, 2022  

Welcome to another great day for putting in Saddlebrooke.

Do we have any guests? (Introduce)

Do we have any members under par that we are unaware of?   We always ask so we can send a cheery card.

1. As I hope you all saw in the Newsblast I sent out, our Putters/ Sputters
event scheduled for March 21 was cancelled. Timing was such that the
Sputters would not have been able to announce the event until today, and
next week they are hosting the Ranchettes, so there would have been
literally one week for the members to get their checks in. The Sputters
President and I agreed that it is nearly impossible to get 54 ladies (their
invited limit) to get checks in that fast, so reluctantly we agreed to cancel
the event. If you put your check into the black box for this event in the
amount of $22 it will be returned to you.  It would be a bookkeeping
headache to assign $19 to our next lunch and $3 to any other use.  That All
being said, we have converted that date to be our regular monthly
luncheon, and all putters are invited to play that day as usual.  The menu
will be the same, a Spring Salad with grilled chicken and strawberries, with a
lemon bar for dessert.  The $5 drink special will be a strawberry lemon
spritzer.  Please get your check for $19 into the black box by March 14.
Needless to say, we are all very sorry and sad that we will not be having this
event this year, and look forward to Sputters hosting us next season.  Does
anyone have any questions about this?

2. Speaking of the Newsblast, please do not respond to any that you receive
by hitting “reply”.  We do not have the capability to see your comments or
questions and cannot therefore be responsive to you.  We always state this
on the bottom of every message, and include my putter’s email address for
your comments or questions.

Here are our stats for last week:

Regular Putters:  78

Guests: 1 (Jana Miles)
Holes in One:  91
4/5 Holes in One: None
Money Hole: #8 (Nancy Jewett)
Low Gross:  34 (Ruthie Thoren)
Next Low Gross:  36 (Kay Tomaszek)
All others with 39 or less:
37 (Judee Lund, Patty Stark);

38 (Nancy Jewett, Raye Cobb, Dee Balmer, Pat Morris, Barb
Leesley); 
39 (Dottie Adams, Marla Butcher, Carolyn Johnson, Marcia Munich, Pat Schweighard)

3. Kathy, do we have any gift cards to hand out?

4. Just a reminder: Chip starters, course set up and course take down members
please remember to sign into the book weekly so we know who has
completed their assignments.

5. Remember to visit our website MVLputters.com for updated information on
monthly winners, our luncheons, upcoming events, committee assignments,
Monday messages and Newsblasts.

6. Now lets go attack this course!

 

MVLP Announcements February 14, 2022    

Welcome to another lovely day of putting in SaddleBrooke.

Do we have any guests today?  (introduce)

Do we have any members under par that we are unaware of?

  1. Our luncheon is today February 14, Valentine’s Day, and is our Founders Day Luncheon. We are asking all members to wear something red.  All past presidents have been invited and this is also the luncheon where the annual awards are given out.  I hope all of you have made arrangements to attend this luncheon and cheer on the yearly winners. I will start giving out the information on the next regular luncheon in a few weeks.
  1. We are NOT having a regular lunch in March, as we are having a special event, Putters/Sputters on March 21. I’ll give out more information on this event next week, that is, cost and deadlines for sign up. If you do not sign up for this event, you cannot come and putt as regular on that date, since it is a special event, and not a regular putting day.
  1. Course Set-up Training was February 10. The training was done by Cathy Scott, Kay Tomasczek and Carolyn Johnson.  I understand we had a nice turnout (although the class was not filled to capacity), and I have heard it was very useful. Sorry I couldn’t attend, but maybe next one.

Here are the stats for last week, February 7, 2022.

Regular putters 74

No guests

4 holes in one – Anne LaPerre, Annette Moyle, Ruthie Thoren

5 holes in one – Ann Christofani

Money hole was #14 – Raye Cobb, Kathy Conrad, Maria Nolan, Ruthie Thoren, Pay Wysocki

Low Gross 37, Kay Tomasczek

Next low 39, Raye Cobb

No other 39s

Kathy, do we have any gift cards to hand out?

Just a reminder:  Chip Starters, Course Set Up and Course Take Down members please sign into the book weekly so we know who has completed their assignments.

Remember to visit our website MVLputters.com for updated information on monthly winners, our luncheons, upcoming events, committee assignments, Monday messages and Newsblasts. 

Let’s putt!

 

MVLP Announcements February 7, 2022   

 Welcome to another fun day of putting.  Do we have any guests today? Quite a few, I see.

  1. Our next luncheon is on 2-14-2022, Valentine’s Day, and is our Founders Day as well; as the announcement of our annual putting award winners.  We ask all members to wear red.  All past presidents have been invited, and quite a few will be there!  The meal for this event is the Par 3 salad, a scoop each of egg, tuna, and chicken Waldorf salads on a bed of greens with dressings on the side, and rolls and butter.  The cost is $17, lower because the club will buy a specially decorated cake for dessert. We will have a special drink for the occasion, The Lou Ann Garvin (our founder) cocktail, Absolut strawberry vodka, rose syrup and club soda with a cheery strawberry slice as decoration. It will be $5.  Deadline for turning in your checks is TODAY at 2pm. The black box hangs in the hallway outside the pro shop, on the way to the restrooms.
  2. Patty Stark spoke about ordering pink shirts, jackets and name tags.
  3. Course set up training will be 2-10 at 9am on the putting green. It will be given by Cathy Scott, Kay Tomaszek, and Carolyn Johnson. A sign-up sheet is on the table. Limit for the training is 24 members.
  4. Here are the stats for last week, 1-24-2022.

Regular putters: 64, 4 guests (JoAnn Ellison, Neba Reiter, Linda Jordan, Ann LePerre)

Holes in one: 65, plus 4 by guests

No one got 4 or 5 holes in one.

The money hole was #8, made by Jennie Hepner, Kathy Berkbigler, Ruthie Thoren, and Sandy Strack.

Low gross was 36, made by Sandy Strack.

Next low was 37, Barb Leesley, Ginnie Schoef, Kay Tomasczek

Then 38, Marla Butcher, Judee Lund, Pat Doane

and 39 was scored by Jean Kraus, Dorie Pipers, Annette Moyle, and Lorene Butcher

Just a reminder for chip starters, course set up and course take down: Don’t forget to sign the book weekly so we know that you’ve completed your tasks.

Don’t forget to check our website often, MVLputters.com for updated info on weekly winners and goings on in our club.

 

MVLP Announcements January 31, 2022   

Welcome to another lovely day of putting in SaddleBrooke.

Do we have any guests today?  

Do we have any members under par that we are unaware of?

  1. Our next luncheon is on February 14, Valentine’s Day, and is our Founders Day Luncheon. We are asking all members to wear something red.  All past presidents have been invited and this is also the luncheon where the annual awards are given out.  Be sure to come to this luncheon and cheer on the yearly winners.

The meal for this event is:

Par 3 Salad – Chicken Waldorf Salad, Tuna Salad and Egg Salad on a bed of greens, served with dressing on the side and rolls and butter.  The cost is $17.00.  There will be a special drink for this occasion – Lou Ann Garvin Cocktail – Absolute Strawberry Vodka, Rose Syrup and Club Soda with a Strawberry Slice for $5.00. The MVLP is providing dessert which is a sheet cake.  Deadline for getting checks in the black box for the luncheon is February 7.

  1. Course Set-up Training – February 10 at 9:00 a.m. at the putting green.The training will be done by Cathy Scott, Kay Tomaszek and Carolyn Johnson.  A sign-up sheet will be at putting on Mondays.  The limit for this class will be 24.

Here are the results for putting on January 24, 2022

# of regular putters:             69                      

# of guests:                          4 – Ann Olson, Neba Reiter, Linda Jordan and Fran Sweeney

 Remember if you bring a guest be sure to mark your name and your guest’s name on the envelope when you pay the $1 greens fee.  Our new year doesn’t start until February 1 so even if you sign up now for next year, you will need to pay the $1 greens fee until February 1st.                                  

Total Holes in One:            55  (1 by guest)                          

4 Holes in One  :                 Annette Moyle, Phyllis Meierhenry             

5 Holes in One  :                 None                                                               

Money Hole:                        #14 – Annette Moyle, Phyllis Meierhenry, Dottie Adams, Joan Davis and Ginnie Schoepf           

Low Gross:                         35 – Annette Moyle                                                                          

Next Lowest Low Gross:   36 – Lorna Kitchen and Pat Wells    

Others with “39” or less:

37 – Ginnie Schoepf, Dottie Adams, and Sandy Strack

38 – Phyllis Meierhenry, Mary Cummins, Kathy Wudel and Dianne Kirstine

39 – Carol Thompson, Joan Davis, Pat Morris, Roberta Wisniewski, Marilee Jones and guest Neba Reiter

Kathy, do we have any gift cards to hand out?Just a reminder: Chip Starters, Course Set Up and Course Take Down members please sign into the book weekly so we know who has completed their assignments.

Remember to visit our website MVLputters.com for updated information on monthly winners, our luncheons, upcoming events, committee assignments, Monday messages and NewsBlasts.  Just and aside.  Pat Storey sent me an email to let me know that the Photogallery on the Website is currently closed.  For the first time in Pat’s 5 year history as the Webmaster, we have exceeded our time. The website will reopen on February 1st.

Let’s putt!

News Blast – February 24, 2022

Good  afternoon, I hate to have to write this, but as you can see from the title, our event with our sister putters from HOA1 isn’t going to occur.  Unfortunately, we notified them on February 22 that their final count of attendees was due to us on March 7, which would not give them enough time to announce our event , since the next time they putt is this coming Monday, 2-28, and the following Monday, March 7 (the day we need a final count) they are hosting The Ranchettes.  It is simply a matter of timing!

 

 
We have made the decision that March 21 (which would have been our event) will be a regular monthly luncheon meeting, with a cost of $19. Your checks are due on March 14, placed in the black box on the wall outside the golf pro shop. Our lunch will be the same as announced, a Spring salad with grilled chicken and strawberries with a lemon bar for dessert.
 
I am deeply disappointed in this turn of events, as I’m sure you are also, because it’s always fun to putt with other groups.  Your sad President, Roberta
 

News Blast – January 31, 2022

WE HAVE A FROST DELAY AND WILL PUTT AT 10:00 A.M.

Hello Putters,

Who knew? We have a frost delay this morning. We are not being allowed on the course until 9:15 a.m. for set-up. We will putt at 10:00 a.m.
 
Jean Kraus, MVLP (one more day!)


MY FINAL NEWSBLAST (unless we have a frost delay on Monday!) – January 28, 2022

Good morning Lady Putters, 

Monday, January 31, will be my final day as president of this fabulous organization.  I cannot tell you how much I have enjoyed my year, and one of the things that I most enjoyed was getting to know all of you wonderful women.  The kindness you have extended to me during the past year has been greatly appreciated.   

After a year and a half, MVLP finally came back to life.  We had a few sputtering starts but then our engine began to purr.  The members of the MVLP Board were extremely helpful in putting us back together again and I would like to thank each of them for all their help.  I would especially like to thank Sandy Strack, “the encyclopedia of all things putters,” for her assistance with all my questions and for keeping me on track.  And, thanks to you, the members, for handling the many jobs it takes each week to keep our program running.  MVLP is in good hands as our new president, Roberta Wisniewski, takes over on February 1st.  Be sure to wish her well when you see her. 

Lastly, I want to thank all of you for your generosity.  The $350.00 gift that you gave me in parting will be donated to my favorite charity – The Tri-Community Food Bank in Mammoth.   

See you on the putting green! 

Jean Kraus, MVLP President

MVLP Announcements January 24, 2022     

Welcome to another lovely day of putting in SaddleBrooke.

Do we have any guests today?  (introduce)

Do we have any members under par that we are unaware of?

  1. Our annual MVLP Membership meeting on January 20thwas a success. We had 21 new ladies attend the meeting and most have already signed up to join. Remember anyone who was not present but has continued their membership will be receiving a phone call from Member-at-large Marty Fisher to sign up for an activity for next year.
  2. The Recreation and Activity Fair on Saturday, January 22 was also a success. Roberta Wisniewski and myself represented the club and we had a lot of interest.  Some of those ladies are here today as guests. Welcome
  3. Our next luncheon is on February 14, Valentine’s Day, and is our Founders Day Luncheon.  We are asking all members to wear something red.  All past presidents have been invited and this is also the luncheon where the annual awards are given out.  Be sure to come to this luncheon and cheer on the yearly winners.

The meal for this event is:

Par 3 Salad – Chicken Waldorf Salad, Tuna Salad and Egg Salad on a bed of greens, served with dressing on the side and rolls and butter.  The cost is $17.00.  There will be a special drink for this occasion – Lou Ann Garvin Cocktail – Absolute Strawberry Vodka, Rose Syrup and Club Soda with a Strawberry Slice for $5.00. The MVLP is providing dessert which is a sheet cake.  Deadline for getting checks in the black box for the luncheon is February 7.

  1. Course Set-up Training – February 10 at 9:00 a.m. at the putting green.The training will be done by Cathy Scott, Kay Tomaszek and Carolyn Johnson.  A sign-up sheet will be at putting on Mondays.  The limit for this class will be 24.

Here are the results for putting on January 17, 2022

# of regular putters             49                      

# of guests                          2  Marcia Munich and Athena Taylor   

Remember if you bring a guest be sure to mark your name and your guest’s name on the envelope when you pay the $1 greens fee.  Our new year doesn’t start until February 1 so even if you sign up now for next year, you will need to pay the $1 greens fee until February 1st.

Total Holes in One:            54  (2 by guests)                        

4 Holes in One  :                 Dottie Adams                    

5 Holes in One  :                 None                                                               

Money Hole:                        #10 – Maria Butcher         

 

Low Gross:                         35 – Dottie Adams                                                                          

Next Lowest Low Gross:   40 – Pam Smith, Donna Vargas, Sandy Bulakowski, Pat Wells, Pat Morris and Guest Marcia Munich        

Obviously we had no one with 39 or less last week.

Phyllils, do we have any gift cards to hand out?

Just a reminder: Chip Starters, Course Set Up and Course Take Down members please sign into the book weekly so we know who has completed their assignments.

Remember to visit our website MVLputters.com for updated information on monthly winners, our luncheons, upcoming events, committee assignments, Monday messages and NewsBlasts.

Let’s putt!

MVLP Announcements January 17, 2022

Welcome to another lovely day of putting in SaddleBrooke and Happy Martin Luther King Day.

Do we have any guests today? 

Do we have any members under par that we are unaware of?

  1. Our annual MVLP Membership meeting is January 20thstarting at 8:15 a.m. for new members and 9:00 a.m. for returning members. Dues for 2022 are $72.00 make check payable to MVLP.  Bring a separate check if you are ordering a name tag, shirt or jacket.  DUE TO THE INCREASE IN OMICRON VARIANT, MASKS WILL BE REQUIRED TO ATTEND THE MEETING.
  2. The Recreation and Activity Fair is Saturday, January 22 from 8:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. MVLP will be represented by Jean Kraus, Roberta Wisniewski, Patty Stark and Sally Murphy.
  3. Our next luncheon is on February 14, Valentine’s Day, and is our Founders Day Luncheon.  We are asking all members to wear something red.  All past presidents have been invited and this is also the luncheon where the annual awards are given out. 

The meal for this event is:

Par 3 Salad – Chicken Waldorf Salad, Tuna Salad and Egg Salad on a bed of greens, served with dressing on the side and rolls and butter.  The cost is $17.00.  There will be a special drink for this occasion – Lou Ann Garvin Cocktail – Absolute Strawberry Vodka, Rose Syrup and Club Soda with a Strawberry Slice for $5.00.  The MVLP is providing dessert which is a sheet cake.  Deadline for getting checks in the black box for the luncheon is February 7.

Here are the results for putting on January 10, 2022

# of regular putters:             61                      

# of guests:                          3  Marcia Munich, Linda Jordan and Ginger Cannon

Remember if you bring a guest be sure to mark your name and your guest’s name on the envelope when you pay the $1 greens fee.  Our new year doesn’t start until February 1 so even if you sign up now for next year, you will need to pay the $1 greens fee until February 1st.

Total Holes in One:            68 (5 by guests)                         

4 Holes in One  :                 Carol Thompson                                 

5 Holes in One  :                 None

Money Hole:                        #7 – Judy Hardy, Ro Conti and Pat Wells          

Low Gross:                         36 – Ginnie Schoepf                                                                        

Next Lowest Low Gross:   37  – Ruthie Thoren and Pat Wells    

Total of “39” score or less: 

38 – Pat Morris

39 – Annette Moyle and Carolyn Johnson

Phyllils, do we have any gift cards to hand out?

Just a reminder:  Chip Starters, Course Set Up and Course Take Down members please sign into the book weekly so we know who has completed their assignments.

Remember to visit our website MVLputters.com for updated information on monthly winners, our luncheons, upcoming events, committee assignments, Monday messages and NewsBlasts.

Let’s putt!

 

News Blast – January 15, 2022

IMPORTANT INFO ON UPCOMING EVENTS

Hello Putters, 

We have a busy schedule for the remainder of the year and I just wanted to clarify upcoming events. 

Due to the increase in the number of COVID cases in our area from the Omicron variant, the MVLP Board voted to REQUIRE MASKS AT THE MEMBERSHIP MEETING. Please come with your mask properly in place.  Thank you. 

  1. MVLP Annual Membership Meeting – MountainView Ballroom, Thursday, January 20  
  • New Members should arrive by 8:15 a.m. 
  • Returning Members may arrive any time after registration opens at 8:00 a.m. 
  • New Member Orientation will begin at 8:30 a.m. in the ballroom. 
  • Returning members will be outside in the hall or in the Saguaro Room.  We will not have water and coffee this year. 
  • Following new member orientation, all members will be allowed in the ballroom to sign up for next year’s assignments at 9:00 a.m. 
  • The meeting will begin when everyone completes sign up for their assignment.  Remember, this is a membership organization and because everyone does a job we are able to have a wonderful program. 
  1. The Recreation and Activities Fair – MountainView Ballroom Saturday, January 22 – 8:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.    MVLP will be represented with a “booth” at the fair.  You will be represented by incoming President Roberta Wisniewski, Vice-President Patty Stark, incoming Secretary Sally Murphy and myself.  Roberta, Patty and I have met and have materials to handout and a very spiffy looking display.  Wish us luck in signing new members! 
  2. The Annual Founders Day Luncheon – MountainView Ballroom Monday, February 14 – doors open at 11:30 a.m.   Because this is Valentine’s Day, we are asking all of you to wear red.  As we do yearly, we have invited all past-presidents to this event.   The meal for this event is:   Par 3 Salad – Chicken Waldorf Salad, Tuna Salad and Egg Salad on a bed of greens, served with dressing on the side and rolls and butter.  The cost is $17.00.  There will be a special drink for this occasion – Lou Ann Garvin Cocktail – Absolute Strawberry Vodka, Rose Syrup and Club Soda with a Strawberry Slice for $5.00.  The MVLP is providing dessert which is a sheet cake.  Deadline for getting checks in for the luncheon is February 7. 

ONE MORE THING – At the Founders Day Luncheon the annual awards are given out.  Be sure to sign up for this luncheon and cheer on the winners! 

See you all on Monday! 

Jean Kraus, MVLP President 

 

MVLP Announcements January 10, 2022

Welcome to another lovely day of putting in SaddleBrooke.

Do we have any guests today? 

Do we have any members under par that we are unaware of?

Today is our monthly luncheon.  Doors will open at 11:30 a.m.

1. Our annual MVLP Membership meeting is January 20thstarting at 8:15 a.m. for new members and 9:00 a.m. for returning members. Dues for 2022 are $72.00 make check payable to MVLP.  Bring a separate check if you are ordering a name tag, shirt or jacket.
 
2. The Recreation and Activity Fair is Saturday, January 22 from 8:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.  MVLP will be represented by Jean Kraus, Roberta Wisniewski, Patty Stark and Sally Murphy.  

Lately we seem to be having some difficulty with the score cards.  In order to make this easier for Annette Moyle who does our stats, I am going to go over the DO’s and DON’T’s of how to fill out the score card to make it as easy as possible for the person doing the stats. (Show card and mark-ups.)  PLEASE PRINT!

Here are the results for putting on January 3, 2022

# of regular putters​​:              47​​​

# of guests:                           ​​​3 (Holly Konzony, Ginger Cannon and Kristi Manley)​​​​

Total Holes in One:​​               63 (2 by guests)​​​

4 Holes in One:​​                     Sandy Strack​​​​

5 Holes in One:​​                     Kathy Berkbigler

6 Holes in One:​​                     Jean Kraus​​​​​​​

Money Hole:​                         #9 Dar Pittman​​​

Low Gross:​​​                           33 – Jean Kraus & Kathy Birkbigler​​​​​​​​​​

Next Lowest Low Gross:​      34 – Sandy Strack​​

Total of “39” score or less:  

36 – Sandy Bulakowski

37 – Maria Miller, Barb Leesley, and Gay Uhl

38 – Donna Vargas, Judy Matchett, Mary Riemersma, and Patty Stark

39 – Roberta Wisniewski, Dot Wilson, Dottie Adams, Janice Keating and Dar Pittman

Phyllils, do we have any gift cards to hand out?

Just a reminder:  Chip Starters, Course Set Up and Course Take Down members please sign into the book weekly so we know who has completed their assignments.

Remember to visit our website MVLputters.com for updated information on monthly winners, our luncheons, upcoming events, committee assignments, Monday messages and NewsBlasts.

Let’s putt!


MVLP Announcements January 3, 2022

Welcome to another lovely day of putting in SaddleBrooke and Happy New Year.  I hope everyone had a great holiday.  My husband, Tom, and I were in Portland visiting the kids and grandkids. It rained all but two days and then it snowed for the last two days.  We are very happy to be back in warm and sunny Arizona even if it did rain a few days after we arrived.  We always need rain!

Do we have any guests today?

Do we have any members under par that we are unaware of?

Reminder:  We have three events coming up in January.

  1. Monthly luncheon on January10 – we are having meatloaf, mashed potatoes, seasonal vegetable and dessert – cost is $19.50- deadline is today.
  2. Our annual MVLP Membership meeting is January 20thstarting at 8:15 a.m. for new members and 9:00 a.m. for returning members. Dues for 2022 are $72.00 – make check payable to MVLP. Bring a separate check if you are ordering a name tag, shirt or jacket.
  3. The Recreation and Activity Fair is Saturday, January 22 from 8:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. MVLP will be represented by Roberta Wisniewski, Patty Stark , Sally Murphy and myself.

Here are the results for putting on December 27, 2021

# of regular putters:                      37                      

# of guests:                                   4 (Name missing, Stacy, Halie and Rylynn Shepley)                                   

Total Holes in One:                      28                      

5 Holes in One:                            None                          

4 Holes in One:                            None                                                              

Money Hole:                                #1 and #14 – None                                   

Low Gross:                                  37 – Ginnie Schoepf                                                                        

Next Lowest Low Gross:             41 – Kay Tomaszek and Maria Miller                 

Total of “39” score or lessL          None        

Phyllils, do we have any gift cards to hand out?

Just a reminder:  Chip Starters, Course Set Up and Course Take Down members please sign into the book weekly so we know who has completed their assignments.

Remember to visit our website MVLputters.com for updated information on monthly winners, our luncheons, upcoming events, committee assignments, Monday messages and NewsBlasts.

Let’s putt!

 

News Blast – January 3, 2022

Frost Delay This Morning

I have just been informed that there will be FROST DELAY this morning. We will not be allowed on the putting course until 10:00 a.m. for set up with play to begin 10:30 a.m.

See you at the course at 10:30 a.m. for putting.
 
Jean Kraus, MVLP President

News Blast – January 2, 2022

Happy New Year

Hello Putters,

Happy New Year! I hope that all of you had a happy and healthy holiday season.

I just wanted to talk about a few things.

First, we might have a frost delay at this time of year, so I would suggest that you check your email on Monday mornings for any updates about putting.

Second, just a reminder that tomorrow – January 3 – is the deadline for the luncheon on Monday, January 10. Our luncheon this month will be meatloaf with mashed potatoes, seasonal vegetables and dessert. The cost is $19.50. Checks should be in the black box by 2:00 p.m. tomorrow afternoon.

I’m looking forward to seeing all of you tomorrow at putting and am glad to be back to Arizona. While we had a great time with the kids and grandkids, it was very cold and rainy in Portland and on our last two days it snowed!!!

Jean Kraus, MVLP President


MVLP Announcements
December 27, 2021

Welcome to another lovely day of putting in SaddleBrooke and happy holidays.

Do we have any guests today?   Jan Talbot introduced Stacy, Halie & Rylynn Shepley. Pat Wells introduced Terry.

Do we have any members under par that we are unaware of?

Reminder:  We have three events coming up in January.

1. Monthly luncheon on January10 – we are having meatloaf, mashed potatoes, seasonal vegetable and dessert – cost is $19.50– deadline is January 3.
2. Our annual MVLP Membership meeting is January 20thstarting at 8:30 a.m. for new members and 9:00 a.m. for returning members.  Dues for 2022 are $72.00 make check payable to MVLP.  Bring a separate check if you are ordering a name tag, shirt or jacket.
3. The Recreation and Activity Fair is Saturday, January 22 from 8:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.  MVLP will be represented by Jean Kraus, Roberta Wisniewski, Patty Stark and Sally Murphy.  

Here are the results for putting on December 20, 2021

# of regular putters:            43​​​​

# of guests​:                         5 Jan Laufmann, Karen Kelly. Virginia Richter,   Kitty Morgan, Roxie Heacock​​​​​

Total Holes in One​:              40   39 Putters, 1 guest​​​​

5 Holes in One​​:                    None​​​​​

4 Holes in One​​:                    None​​​​​​​​

Money Hole​:                        #5 Cathy Scott​​​

Low Gross:​                          39 Pat Wells​​​​​

​​​​Next Lowest Low Gross:​​     40 Sandy Strack​​

Phyllils, do we have any gift cards to hand out?

Just a reminder:  Chip Starters, Course Set Up and Course Take Down members please sign into the book weekly so we know who has completed their assignments.

Remember to visit our website MVLputters.com for updated information on monthly winners, our luncheons, upcoming events, committee assignments, Monday messages and NewsBlasts.

Thought for the day: Please take time today to be kind, smile and wish someone a Happy Holiday Season.

Let’s putt.


MVLP Announcements  –  December 13, 
2021

Welcome to another lovely day of putting in SaddleBrooke and happy holidays.

Do we have any guests today?  

Do we have any members under par that we are unaware of? 

Holiday Luncheon is today and doors will open at 11:30 a.m.for the general membership.  Because of committee set-up and the Board doing some special things no one will be admitted before 11:30 a.m.  So if you want to go home and change for the luncheon you should have plenty of time.

Here are the results for putting on December 6, 2021

# of regular putters:                               56

# of guests:                                            2 – Charla Blacker and Neba Reiter

Total Holes in One:                               57

5 Holes in One:                                     None

4 Holes in One:                                      Ruthie Thoren                    

Money Hole:                                           #3 – Dot Wilson and Sandra Valeton

Low Gross:                                           34 – Ruthie Thoren

Next Lowest Low Gross:                     36 – Ann Cristofani, Lisa Jensema and Pat Wells

Total of “39” score or less                   37 – Sandy Bulakowski, Kathy Wudel, Natalie Murdock and Patty Stark who                also had 37 last week which I inadvertently left out; 38 – Dar Pitman, Wanda Ross, Pat Storey, and Mary Riemersma; 39 – Ro Conti, Gay Uhl, Annette Moyle and Jan Arruda

Do we have any gift cards to hand out?

Just a reminder:  Chip Starters, Course Set Up and Course Take Down members please sign into the book weekly so we know who has completed their assignments.

Remember to visit our website MVLputters.com for updated information on monthly winners, our luncheons, upcoming events, committee assignments, Monday messages and NewsBlasts.

Let’s putt!

 

News Blast – December 10, 2021

Good Morning Putters, 

HAPPY HOLIDAYS! 

A belated Happy Hanukkah (Hanukkah was early this year with the first night on November 29), a Merry Christmas and a Joyous Kwanzaa to all of our members and their families.  The Board is looking forward to next Monday’s Holiday Luncheon and the Committee has been working diligently to make this a very special event.   

The doors will open at 11:30 a.m. (not before) with the exception of the Committee and the Board.  So, if you arrive early, please make yourself comfortable in the hall outside the ballroom.  You also might want to go home after putting on Monday, December 13 and put on your holiday finery.  When you arrive, you will check in and be given a colored slip with your menu selection.  The 50/25/25 drawing table will be at the back of the room where you can purchase your tickets.   

To expedite our regular meeting agenda at the December luncheon, please look over the minutes  and treasurer’s reports from the November meeting which is in the News Blast emailed to all MVLP putters.  You can also find the minutes on our web:  Organization, Minutes.

IMPORTANT EVENTS: 

MVLP ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING – Thursday, January 20, 2022 – HOA2 Ballroom 

New Members (those not yet signed up) arrive by 8:15 a.m. 

Orientation for new members will begin at 8:30 a.m. 

General Membership meeting will begin at 9:00 a.m. 

Remember each member must sign up for an activity.  Tables will be set up around the ballroom for sign-ups for the various events.  At the holiday luncheon you will receive a calendar for 2022 with assignment possibilities printed on the back.  This will give you an opportunity to think about what you might want to do next year.  

If you know someone who is planning to join MVLP please give them the information about the annual meeting sign-up. 

Dues for 2022$72.00 make check payable to MVLP at check in  

Shirts, jackets and name tags:  Bring a separate check for these purchases – samples will be available for you to try on for sizing 

2022 RECREATION AND ACTIVITES FAIR – Saturday, January 22, 2022 – HOA2 Ballroom – 8:00 a.m. – 11: 00 a.m. 

MVLP is registered for this event and will be represented by Jean Kraus, President; Roberta Wisniewski and Patty Stark, Vice-Presidents; and Sally Murphy our incoming Secretary.  This is the first time in two years that HOA2 has hosted the Fair and we are excited to be participating.  In the past we have signed up new members at this event and, of course, this gives us an opportunity to reach lots of new residents of the SaddleBrooke community all at once.  If you know of someone interested in putting, please encourage them to come visit us at the Activities Fair. 

DECEMBER BIRTHDAYS 

Happy birthday to our December birthday gals.  They are:  12/2 – Ruthie Thoren; 12/5 – Suzi Rizzo; 12/9 – Ginnie Schoepf; 12/10 – Phyllis Meierhenry; 12/11 – Judee Lund; 12/12 – Debbie Grafmiller; 12/14 – Jeane Liske; 12/15 – Pat Schweighardt; 12/17 – Maria Miller; 12/22 – Sandy Cavender; 12/25 – Lois Byrd and Susan Bodine; and 12/27 – Mary Beth Snyder. 

Your MVLP Board wishes each of you and our families a safe and happy holiday season. 

Jean Kraus, MVLP President

 

MVLP Announcements  –  December 6, 2021

Welcome to another lovely day of putting in SaddleBrooke.

Do we have any guests today? 

Do we have any members under par that we are unaware of? 

I have been given permission by Kay Tomaszek to let you know that she will be undergoing radiation beginning on December 13.  Kay wants to urge everyone to get your mammogram yearly. It’s important.  I had my first mammogram at age 21 – in the infancy of mammography and have had one every year since then.  If you have a family member that has had breast cancer it is imperative that you have a yearly mammogram.

Board Challenge:

I am happy to announce that the Board Challenge for the Education Fund for the teachers of Mammoth/San Manuel School District has reached $1,120.00.  Great job putters!

Reminder:  Anyone with winnings In their golf account which are earned before December need to use them before the end of the year.  If you receive winnings to your golf account in December those are good until December 2022.

Holiday Luncheon:  On December 13 the doors will open at 11:30 a.m.for the general membership which should allow us to go home and change for the event. The committee has been working to make this event very special.

Here are the results for putting on November 29, 2021

# of regular putters:                               61

# of guests:                                            None

Total Holes in One:                               58

5 Holes in One:                                      Ruthie Thoren

4 Holes in One:                                      None                          

Money Hole:                                           #7 – Sue Rains                

Low Gross:                                           34 – Ruthie Thoren                                                             

Next Lowest Low Gross:                     36 – Pat Wells

Total of “39” score or less                   37 – Ro Conti, Patty Stark, Pat Storey; 38 – Judy Matchet, Kay Tomaszek, Ginnie Schoepf, Jean Kraus; 39 – Barb Leesley, Raye Cobb and Betty Magee

Do we have any gift cards to hand out?

Jan Arruda reminded Chip Starters, Course Set Up and Course Take Down members to sign into the book weekly so we know who has completed their assignments.

Remember to visit our website MVLputters.com for updated information on monthly winners, our luncheons, upcoming events, committee assignments, Monday messages and NewsBlasts.

Let’s putt!

 

MVLP Announcements  –  November 29, 2021

Welcome to another lovely day of putting in SaddleBrooke.  I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving.

Do we have any guests today?  

Do we have any members under par that we are unaware of?

Board Challenge:

We are still continuing the Board challenge of $5 for the Teacher Education Fund.  We will announce the final tally the first week of December.  So far we are doing really well.  Thanks to everyone for helping with this challenge.

Reminder:  Anyone with winnings In their golf account which are earned before December need to use them before the end of the year.  If you receive winnings to your golf account in December those are good until December 2022.

Holiday Luncheon:  On December 13 the doors will open at 11:30 a.m. which should allow us to go home and change for the event.  The committee has been working to make this event very special.

Here are the results for putting on November 22, 2021

# of regular putters:                               50

# of guests:                                            1 – Cristi Tachman

Total Holes in One:                               33

5 Holes in One:                                      None

4 Holes in One:                                      None                          

Money Hole:                                           #12 – Carol Thompson and Olga Clouser

Low Gross:                                           37 – Lorna Kitchen

Next Lowest Low Gross:                      39 – Fira Stout, Sandy Strack

Total of “39” score or less:                    None

Do we have any gift cards to hand out?

Remember to visit our website MVLputters.com for updated information on monthly winners, our luncheons, upcoming events, committee assignments, Monday messages and NewsBlasts.

Let’s putt!

 

MVLP Announcements  –  November 22, 2021

Welcome to another lovely day of putting in SaddleBrooke.  

Do we have any guests today?  (introduce)

Do we have any members under par that we are unaware of?

Board Challenge:

We are still continuing the Board challenge of $5 for the Teacher Education Fund.  We will announce the final tally the first week of December.  So far we are doing really well.  Thanks to everyone for helping with this challenge.

Reminder:  Anyone with winnings In their golf account which are earned before December need to use them before the end of the year.  If you receive winnings to your golf account in December those are good until December 2022.

Holiday Luncheon sign-up deadline is today November 22. Be sure to let us know if you are going to the luncheon and make your choice of meal.  I believe that the committee has been contacting folks who have not yet responded.

Here are the results for putting on November 15, 2021

 

# of regular putters​​​​:               55

# of guests​​​​​:                            1 Marcy Bean

Total Holes in One​​​​:                 43

5 Holes in One​​​​​:                      None

4 Holes in One​​​​​:                      None​​​

Money Hole​​​:                          #7 – Pat Doane and Gay Uhl

Low Gross:​​​​​                            37 – Kathy Wudel, Ginnie Schoepf and Pat Wells

Next Lowest Low Gross:​​​       38 – Pat Storey, JoAnn Evans, Ruthie Thoren

Total of “39” score or less:     39 – Sandy Strack, Diane Kirstine, Raye Cobb, Pat Morris

Do we have any gift cards to hand out?

Remember to visit our website MVLputters.com for updated information on monthly winners, our luncheons, upcoming events, committee assignments, Monday messages and NewsBlasts.

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you and your families.  Stay safe, especially if you are traveling over the holiday weekend.

Let’s putt!


MVLP Announcements  –  November 15, 
2021


Welcome to another lovely day of putting in
SaddleBrooke.  

Do we have any guests today?  

Do we have any members under par that we are unaware of?

Board Challenge:

As I noted in my NewsBlast, the Board has sent out a challenge of $5 to our members for the education fund through the month of November.  Let’s see how much money we can raise with the $5 challenge.  The teachers of Mammoth/San Manuel Unified School District greatly appreciate our efforts.

Reminder:  Anyone with winnings In their golf account which are earned before December need to use them before the end of the year.  If you receive winnings to your golf account in December those are good until December 2022.

Holiday Luncheon sign-up deadline is November 22.  Be sure to let us know if you are going to the luncheon and make your choice of meal.

Here are the results for putting on November 8, 2021

# of regular putters​​​​:                58

# of guests​​​​​:                             1 – Laura

Total Holes in One​​​​:                  54

5 Holes in One​​​​​:                       Pat Wells

4 Holes in One​​​​​:                       None​​​

Money Hole​​​:                            #4 – Dorothy Anderson

Low Gross:​​​​​                              33Pat Wells

Next Lowest Low Gross:​​​         37 Jean Kraus, JudeeLund, Roberta Wisniewski and Annette Moyle

Total of “39” score or less ​​:      38– Judy Falewicz, Dorothy Anderson and Sandy Strack

​​​​​​​                                                39 – Joan Davis, Carie Scalzo, Ann CristofaniMaria Miller, Pat Morris, Donna Vargas, Judy Hardy

Do we have any gift cards to hand out?

Remember to visit our website MVLputters.com for updated information on monthly winners, our luncheons, upcoming events, committee assignments, Monday messages and NewsBlasts.

Let’s putt!

 

News Blast – November 14, 2021

MVLP Luncheon Minutes
November 8, 2021
HOA2 Ballroom


Jean Kraus opened the meeting at 12:00 noon.  
Hello putters.  It’s great to be back in our routine of putting and having luncheons.  Thank you to Jan Arruda for setting up the lunch menu for today.

The Board has set a challenge to our members to see how many $5 contributions we can put in the yellow box for the Education Fund by the end of November.  The box is on the registration table.  

Thank you to Karen Stott for the treats of candy on the tables.

Approval of October 11, 2021 Luncheon Minutes which were sent out recently.  Did you all have a chance to read them?  

Roberta Wisniewski took the minutes as acting secretary Suzi Rizzo was ill.

Jean asked for a motion to approve the minutes as printed.

A motion to accept the October 11, 2021 minutes was made by Karen Stott and seconded by Karel Titone.  Motion passed.

Approval of the October Treasurer’s Report:

Phyllis Meierhenry, Treasurer presented the treasurer’s report for October.

Jean asked for a motion to approve the treasurer’s report as stated.

A motion to accept the October 2021 treasurer’s report was made by Ginnie Schoepf and seconded by Maralyn Shirk.  Motion passed.

We want to take this opportunity to thank our wonderful servers who always take such good care of us.  We appreciate all that you do.

November Birthdays:

At this time we would like to recognize our members with November birthdays.  They are:

11/16 – Kathy Berkbigler and Pat Storey; 11/20 – Diane Lunghi; 11/24 – Gay Uhl; 11/25 – Betty Magee and Pat Brothers and 11/30 – Darlene Pitman

Let’s all sing Happy Birthday.  

We also draw a name for a gift card for the birthday girls.  The winner is Darlene Pitman.

Holiday Luncheon Sign-Up:  The Holiday Luncheon is around the corner and the sign-up sheet is on the sign-in table..  Please let us know if you will be able to attend and what your luncheon choice will be.  The sign-up sheet will be available at our regular Monday putting sessions as well.  Deadline for sign-up is November 22.

Each month we award gift cards to those ladies who have completed their committee assignments.  Those receiving their cards for the month of October are:  

Chip Starter:  Pat Brothers, Teri Spencer

Course Setup:  Pat Schweighardt, Vicki Strief, Shelia Ratza

Course Take down:  Ro Conti, Julie Smith

Putter Partner Committee Members:  Sally Murphy, Jeannie Hepner, GinnieSchoepf, Carole Thompson and Mary Williams

Photographer:  Raye Cobb

Every month we award those putters who have 4 or more holes-in-one and the money hole.  These monies go on your HOA#2 golf account to be used in the Pro Shop or the Restaurants.  This month’s winners are:

5 Holes-in-One:  Ro Conti, Shelia Ratza ($15)

4 Holes-in-One:  Roberta Wisniewski, Pat Wells, Lorna Kitchen, Kathy Berkbigler

Money Hole:  Roberta Wisniewski, Pat Wells ($20), Lorna Kitchen, JudeeLund, Ginnie Schoepf, Gay Uhl, Raye Cobb, Carolyn Johnson, Annette Moyle, Dottie Adams, Kathy Berkbigler, Teri Spencer, Sue Rains and Carie Scalzo

Monthly we award trophies for Low Gross – the Roadrunner award, Lou Ann Garvin Tiger Award – low net and Hole-In-Wonder Award for most holes in one.  Could we have a drumroll?  The winners are:

Roadrunner Award – Kay Tomaszek – 36.5

Tiger Award – Shelia Ratza – 25.6

Hole-in-Wonder Award –   Shelia Ratza – 9

We also have three new 39ers:  Judee Lund, Kathy Wudel and Marilyn Ginther

Congratulations!

Free Lunch

Monthly we have a drawing for a free lunch.

This month’s winner is:  Karen Stott

Door Prizes:

This month’s winners of the $10 gift card door prize are:  Geri Grant, Margie Nicholson, Jo Ann Ciaciuch, Phyllis Meierhenry and Sally Murphy

50/50 Drawing:  

This month’s winner of the 50/50 drawing in the amount of $79.00 is Phyllis Meierhenry.

Motion to adjourn:  A motion to adjourn was made by Ginnie Schoepf and seconded by Karen Stott.  Motion passed.  The meeting adjourned at 1:00 p.m.

Thanks for coming today and have a great afternoon.

Notes taken by Roberta Wisniewski and typed by Jean Kraus

 

MVLP Announcements  –  November 8, 2021

Welcome to another lovely day of putting in SaddleBrooke.  Today is our luncheon and doors will open at 11:30 a.m.

Do we have any guests today?  

Do we have any members under par that we are unaware of?

Board Challenge:

As I noted in my NewsBlast, the Board has sent out a challenge of $5 to our members for the education fund.  The box is on the table today and will be available at the luncheon today.  Let’s see how much money we can raise with the $5 challenge.  The teachers of Mammoth/San Manuel Unified School District greatly appreciate our efforts.

Reminder:  Anyone with winnings In their golf account which are earned before December need to use them before the end of the year.  If you receive winnings to your golf account in December those are good until December 2022.

Holiday Luncheon sign-up deadline is November 22.  Be sure to let us know if you are going to the luncheon and make your choice of meal.

Here are the results for putting on November 1, 2021

# of regular putters​​​​:           40

# of guests​​​​​:                       None

Total Holes in One​​​​:           26

5 Holes in One​​​​​:                 None

4 Holes in One​​​​​:                None​​​

Money Hole​​​:                    #6 – Dorothy Anderson

Low Gross:                      38 – Maria Miller

​​​Next Lowest Low Gross:​​​ 39 – Pat Morris and Judee Lund

Total of “39” score or less ​:     None

Do we have any gift cards to hand out?

Remember to visit our website MVLputters.com for updated information on monthly winners, our luncheons, upcoming events, committee assignments, Monday messages and NewsBlasts.

Jean Kraus, MVLP President

 

News Blast – November 11, 2021

Happy Veterans Day

Good morning putters, 

VETERANS DAY 

Today is Veterans Day when we honor our active and retired service members and those service members we have lost.  Many of us have family members who served in the military or are currently serving.  My father was in the Army and stationed at Pearl Harbor after the Japanese invasion.  Four of my sibling have served – three in the Air Force and one in the Navy.  We thank all of our current and past service members for their service. 

On another note, I would like to tell you about a very special young woman.  Her name is Sydney Barber and our putter member Mary Williams is her grandmother.  Sydney recently graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy.  Just this past spring she was given the very prestigious honor of being named Brigade Commander of the 4,500 midshipmen.  Sydney is the first black female Brigade Commander in the 175 year history of the U.S. Naval Academy.  After graduating in May, she interned with Vice President Kamala Harris.  Her shoulder bars were presented to the Vice-President and are on permanent display in her office.  Sydney is currently in a six month training program with the Marines and will then receive her first assignment.  Congratulations to Sydney and her proud grandmother.  There are several U-tube videos of Sydney on the internet – one in particular is about the honor of being named the Brigade Commander. 

BOARD CHALLENGE 

During the Monday announcements at putting I told our members that the Board had a challenge for them.  We are challenging our members to “stuff the yellow box” (education fund) with $5 bills until the end of November.  The box will be available each Monday through the end of November.  At that time we will report the grand total to be given to the teachers at Mammoth/San Manuel Unified School District.  Let’s meet this challenge! 

HOLIDAY LUNCHEON 

Our annual holiday luncheon is rapidly approaching.  Please be sure to sign up for your luncheon choice on any Monday through the deadline of November 22.   Your choices for the luncheon are:  Salmon, Chicken Marsala or the Vegetarian meal.  If you wish to bring a guest, the cost for the meal is $24. 

Jean Kraus, MVLP President

 

News Blast – November 3, 2021

Good morning putters, 

KATHY RAMBUR IS ON THE MEND 

I know that I sent out a rather cryptic message late Sunday evening about a COVID alert.  At Monday’s putting session I gave a report about the incident.  So here goes.  Kathy Rambur, our co-treasurer, had her Booster shot on Tuesday.  Following the shot she did not feel well and cancelled her participation in the Putter Partner event.  Kathy continued to feel unwell for several days and by Sunday decided to get a COVID test.  Subsequently, she tested positive.  I spoke with Kathy Tuesday morning and she told me that she was pretty much immobile and that she couldn’t even turn over in bed.  Ultimately she went to the hospital, via ambulance, and was given drugs through an IV port.  She is feeling much better today and is now in quarantine for ten days.  She will have another test after the ten days to assure that she is not contagious. 

I would like to thank all of you who attended Monday’s putting session and wore your masks.  I would also like to thank Sue Rains for her quick thinking in bringing a package of disposable masks for those who didn’t see my message.  I think we’re in the clear for now so masks won’t be necessary in the near future.  Please stay safe out there as COVID is still among us. 

PUTTER PARTNER EVENT 

The MountainView Lady Putters hosted their first event in two years with the Putter Partner team event on October 27.  Total number of participants was 49 and a good time was had by all.   

Committee members for the program included:  Ginnie Schoepf – chairperson, Mary Williams, Jeannie Hepner, Carol Thompson, Sally Murphy, Lois Byrd, with assistance from Fira Stout who designed and printed nametags and Raye Cobb who did set-up and photography.  A great big thank you to the committee and the putter angels who assisted for all their hard work. 

Prizes were awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place as well as the secret money hole and door prizes.  Winners for 1st place were Team #9 – Jean Kraus, Tom Doig, Patty Stark and Bob Stark.  Second place winners were Team #11 – Kat Danner, Karen Larkin, Pat Brothers, Maria Miller and Mike Miller.  And, third place went to Team #7 – Geri Grant, Jim Grant, Roberta Wisniewski and Ray Wisniewski.  The secret money hole was #13 and was won by Patty Stark who received $49.  CONGRATULATIONS EVERYONE! 

HOLIDAY LUNCHEON 

Our annual holiday luncheon will be here before we know it.  The deadline for sign-up is:  NOVEMBER 22.  If you haven’t yet signed up, please do so.  Your choice of meal is:  Option 1 – Lunch sized salmon filet with lemon beurre blanc sauce, citrus rice and vegetable de jour, rolls & butter; Option 2 – Chicken Marsala – pan roasted chicken breast topped with a marsala demi-glace, whipped potato and seasonal vegetables, rolls & butter; and Option 3 – (Vegetarian) Portobello mushroom with lemon beurre blanc sauce, citrus rice and vegetable de jour, rolls & butter.  Dessert is mud pie ice cream cake.  There will be a no-host bar available with a special holiday drink the Peppermint Putter Delight! 

NOVEMBER BIRTHDAY GALS 

This month we have seven birthday gals.  They are:  11/16 – Kathy Berkbigler and Pat Storey; 11/20 – Diane Lunghi; 11/24 – Gay Uhl; 11/25 – Betty Magee and Pat Brothers and 11/30 – Darlene Pittman.  Have a happy birthday and a healthy and happy year ladies! 

Stay safe and I’ll see you on the putting course, 

Jean Kraus, MVLP President 

MVLP Announcements  –  November 1, 2021

Welcome to another lovely day of putting in SaddleBrooke.  I have some unfortunate news.  Kathy Rambur, our treasurer, has tested positive for COVID-19.  Kathy has had both of her shots and just last Tuesday received her booster.  She wasn’t feeling well on Wednesday and decided not to come to the Putter Partner event.  She went to her doctor and had a COVID test and that’s when she found out she has COVID.  If you might have had direct contact with Kathy, I would suggest that you get a COVID test.  You can get an instant COVID test at a drugstore and do it yourself at home.

Do we have any guests today?  

Do we have any members under par that we are unaware of?

We are once again collecting donations for Mammoth/San Manuel School District.  To-date we have collected $565.00.  We are trying to reach $800.00 which has been what we have done in the past.  The yellow box is on the table.  

Today is the deadline for getting checks in for our next luncheon which is Monday, November 8.  The luncheon is a baked potato with chopped bacon, cheddar cheese, sour cream, diced onion and scallions.  It will be served with a cup of chili.  Dessert is apple crisp with vanilla ice cream.  Cost is $19.00.

Here are the results for putting on October 25, 2021:

# of regular putters​​​​:                  57

# of guests:                               ​​​​​2 – Kathy Minx, Julie Kalar

Total Holes in One​​​​:                   48 (47 regular putters, 1 guest)

5 Holes in One​​​​​:                         None

4 Holes in One​​​​​:                         None​​​

Money Hole:                             ​​​#13 – Sue Rains, Carie Scalzo

Low Gross:​​​​​                               35 – Karen Stott

Next Lowest Low Gross:​​​          36 – Sandy Strack

Total of “39” score or less ​:       37 – Cathy Scott;  39 – Pat Morris, Judee Lund, Lisa Jensema,                Pat Wells, Dottie Adams, Judy Matchett

Do we have any gift cards to hand out?

Remember to visit our website MVLputters.com for updated information on monthly winners, our luncheons, upcoming events, committee assignments, Monday messages and NewsBlasts.

Jean Kraus, MVLP President

News Blast – October 31, 2021

Good evening Putters,

I have just been informed that one of our members has tested positive for COVID. That person did putt last Monday and I have already informed the members who putted with her. I would suggest that for tomorrow we all wear masks. I realize this is a personal choice, but I am asking you to mask up for the safety of all of our members.
 
See you in the morning,
Jean Kraus, MVLP President

MVLP Announcements  – October 25, 2021

Welcome to another lovely day of putting in SaddleBrooke.  I’m glad to see so many of you in your Halloween attire.  You really look sharp!

Do we have any guests today?  

Do we have any members under par that we are unaware of?

We are once again collecting donations for Mammoth/San Manuel School District.  To-date we have collected $565.00.  We are trying to reach $800.00 which has been what we have done in the past.  The yellow box is on the table and will be available at the luncheon today.

Putter Partners is this Wednesday.  I would ask Ginnie Schoepf to come up and give us details about registration start time.

The sign-up sheet for the Holiday Luncheon is on the table.  Please be sure to sign up as soon as possible.  The deadline for sign-up will be Monday, November 22.

Our next luncheon will be Monday, November 8.  The luncheon is a baked potato with chopped bacon, cheddar cheese, sour cream, diced onion and scallions.  It will be served with a cup of chili.  Dessert is apple crisp with vanilla ice cream.  Cost is $19.00 and deadline is November 1.

Here are the results for putting on October 18, 2021

# of regular putters​​​​:              61

# of guests​​​​​:                           4 (Jan Kauffman, Karen Kelly, Barb Lancaster and Andy Carter)

Total Holes in One​​​​:                81

5 Holes in One​​​​​:                      2 – Sheila Ratza and Ro Conti

4 Holes in One​​​​​:                      1 – Kathy Birkbigler​​​​

Money Hole​​​:                            #17  – Jan DiEnno, Pat Wells, Kathy Birkbigler

Low Gross:​​​​​                              35 – Kathy Berkbigler

Next Lowest Low Gross:​​​          37 – Kay Tomaszek, Andy Carter (guest)

Total of “39” score or less ​:       38:  Jan DiEnno, Roberta Wisniewski, Raye Cobb; 39 – Wanda Ross, Judy Matchett, Dottie Adams, Ro Conti, Sandy Bulkowski

Do we have any gift cards to hand out?

Remember to visit our website MVLputters.com for updated information on monthly winners, our luncheons, upcoming events, committee assignments, Monday messages and NewsBlasts.

Let’s putt.

Jean Kraus, MVLP President

News Blast – October 24, 2021

HALLOWEEN, PUTTER PARTNERS AND TEACHER FUND

Good morning Putters,

I just wanted to remind each of you of several items of importance this week:
 
 HALLOWEEN DRESS UPMonday, October 25. If you are interested in dressing in Halloween attire – please to do. Raye Cobb will have camera in hand to take pictures of all your interesting costumes.
 
 PUTTER PARTNERSWednesday, October 27registration begins at 3:30 p.m., putting starts at 4:00 p.m. and dinner at the Mesquite Grill is at 6:00 p.m.
 
TEACHER FUND– We are currently at $525.00 and would like to reach our goal of $800.00. Please be generous and put your money in the yellow box this week. We are aiming for early November to deliver our donation to the Mammoth/San Manuel School District.
 
 
See you on Monday,
Jean Kraus, MVLP President

MVLP Announcements  – October 18, 2021

Welcome to another lovely day of putting in SaddleBrooke.  

Do we have any guests today?

Do we have any members under par that we are unaware of?

We are once again collecting donations for Mammoth/San Manuel School District.  To-date we have collected $565.00.  Great job ladies!  The yellow box is on the table and will be available at the luncheon today.

Sign-ups for Putter Partners ends today.  I would ask that Ginnie Schoepf to come up and speak about the event.

The sign-up sheet for the Holiday Luncheon is on the table.  Please be sure to sign up as soon as possible.  The deadline for sign-up will be Monday, November 22.

Our next luncheon will be Monday, November 8.  The luncheon is a baked potato with chopped bacon, cheddar cheese, sour cream, diced onion and scallions.  It will be served with a cup of chili.  Dessert is apple crisp with vanilla ice cream.  Cost is $19.00 and deadline is November 1.

Here are the results for putting on October 11, 2021

# of regular putters:          ​​​​59

# of guests:                       ​​​​​3 (Sheila Bryant, Lori Anderson and Patti Kaser)

Total Holes in One​​​​:           78

5 Holes in One​​​​​:                 No One

4 Holes in One​​​​​:                 3 (Roberta Wisniewski, Pat Wells, and Lorna Kitchen)

Money Hole:                      ​​​​​#5 – None Ali. #15 – 10 (Judee Lund, GinnieSchoepf, Gay Uhl, Roberta Wisniewski, Pat Wells, Raye Cobb, Carolyn Johnson, Annette Moyle, Dottie Adams and Teri Spencer)

Low Gross:​​​​​                        32 – Pat Wells

Next Lowest Low Gross:​​​    33 – Roberta Wisniewski​​​​​​

Total of “39” score or less:   36:  Susan Schweitzer, Kathy Wudel, Kay Tomaszek, Ruthie Thoren; 38 Cathy Scott, Kathy Birkbigler, Ginnie Schoepf, Maria Miller, Raye Cobb, Marilyn Ginther, Barb Leesley, Donna Vargas; 39 Wanda Ross, Andrea Anderson, Carolyn Johnson and Lorna Kitchen

Do we have any gift cards to hand out?

Remember to visit our website MVLputters.com for updated information on monthly winners, our luncheons, upcoming events, committee assignments, Monday messages and NewsBlasts.

Let’s putt.

Jean Kraus, MVLP President

News Blast – October 12, 2021

New Board Elected for 2022 and more . . .
Good Morning Putters,
 
I am pleased to announce that the membership of MVLP has accepted and elected the slate of officers presented at our luncheon yesterday.  They are:
 
MVLP BOARD FOR 2022
President, Roberta Wisniewski
Vice President, Patty Stark
Secretary, Sally Murphy
Treasurer, Kathy Rambur
Statistician, Lorna Kitchen
Membership Coordinator, Sandy Strack
Special Events Coordinator, Joan Davis
Event Advisor, Donna Vargas
Event Advisor, Jan Arruda
Member-at-Large, Annette Moyle
Member-at-Large, Marty Fisher
Member-at-Large, Loretta Edgerton
 
The motion to accept the slate of officers was made by Ruthie Thoren and Seconded by Maralyn Shirk.  The motion passed.  
 
Congratulations to our new MVLP Board members.
 
We would like to thank Suzi Rizzo for volunteering to be interim secretary for the remaining three months of this year.  Also, a thank you to Sally Murphy for stepping up and agreeing to be MVLP Secretary for the 2022 year.
 
In addition to the Board positions we had one non-Board position for WebMaster.  Previously the WebMaster and Statistician were a combined position.  Only the Statistician position is a Board position.  We are happy to announce that Phyllis Meierhenry will be taking over the Webmaster position.
 
We would like to send out a great big thank you to Pat Storey, our previous WebMaster/Statistician, for the stellar job she has done for the past five years.  It took two people to fill her shoes!  
 
I know that I’ve overused the words THANK YOU, but I cannot emphasize how appreciative I am of all of you wonderful ladies in MountainView Lady Putters.
 
OCTOBER BIRTHDAYS
10/2 – Lisa Jensema; 10/3 – Mary Riemersma, Natalie Murdock; 10/4 – Debbie Elifson; 10/8 – Mary Cummins; 10/13 – Kathy Conrad; 10/14 – Carie Scalzo; 10/16 – Phyllis Worden; 10/20 – Ro Conti; 10/24 – Mary Thomas; 10/27 – Susan Schweitzer, and 10/30 – Jan De Enno.
 
PUTTER PARTNER EVENT
The Putter Partner Event is scheduled for 10/27/21.  The deadline for regisration is 10/18/21 @ 5:00 p.m. in the black box.  Be sure to choose your meal(s) and list your partner’s name on your check.  If you need a partner, contact Ginnie Schoepf at 520-818-1290.  For all the particulars, check out the flyer for the event on the Website.  
 
NOVEMBER LUNCHEON
Our next luncheon will be Monday, November 8 – doors open at 11:30 a.m.at the MountainView Ballroom.  The luncheon will be baked potato with chopped bacon, cheddar cheese, sour cream, diced onion and scallions paired with a cup of chili.  Dessert will be apple crisp with vanilla ice cream.  The cost is $19.00.  Your checks need to be in the black box by Monday, November 1 by 2:00 p.m.  If you have dietary requirements, please list that on the message line of your check.
 
HOLIDAY LUNCHEON SIGN-UP
Our annual holiday luncheon sign-up began at this month’s luncheon.  Please check out the sign-up sheet at regular putting.  The deadline for choosing your meal or letting us know if you will not be able to attend is November 22.
 
SAVE THE DATE
Our annual MVLP membership and sign-up meeting is scheduled for January 20, 2022 in the MountainView Ballroom.  Watch for future NewsBlasts with additional information.
 
Have a wonderful day and putt well!
Jean Kraus, MVLP President

MVLP Announcements  – October 11, 2021            

Welcome to another lovely day of putting in SaddleBrooke.  Today is our first winter hours day and I’m very happy to see all of you.

Remember to put your name on your putter for identification purposes.  If you leave it at the course, we can find you.

Do we have any guests today?  

We have two new members today:  We have one new member Kathy Wudel.   Interestingly, Kathy called me to ask about Putters.  She had been looking at our website after being here for only two weeks.  Welcome. We now have 136 members!

Do we have any members under par that we are unaware of?

We are once again collecting donations for Mammoth/San Manuel School District.  To-date we have collected $565.00.  Great job ladies!  The yellow box is on the table and will be available at the luncheon today.

Today we will be introducing our new Board for 2022 and voting to accept the slate of officers at the luncheon. 

Sign-ups for Putter Partners is underway.  I would ask that Ginnie Schoepf to come up and speak about the event.

We will have the sign-up sheet for the holiday luncheon available at the luncheon today.  Remember to sign up and choose your meal.  After today’s luncheon, we will have the sign-up for the holiday luncheon at our putting sessions.  The deadline for sign-up will be Monday, November 22.

Here are the results for putting on September 20, 2021:

# of regular putters:                              56

# of guests:                                           None

Total Holes in One:                               45

5 Holes in One:                                    None

4 Holes in One:                                    None

Money Hole:                                        #9 –  Jan DiEnno

Low Gross:                                          37 – Ruthie Thoren                                                            

Next Lowest Low Gross:                     38 – Maria Miller, Pat Wells, Ro Conti                                                   

Total of “39” score or less:                   Sandy Bulakowski, Jan Talbot, Sandy Strack, and Mary Ann Cram

Do we have any gift cards to hand out?

Remember to visit our website MVLputters.com for updated information on monthly winners, our luncheons, upcoming events, committee assignments, Monday messages and NewsBlasts.

I’m so happy to see all of you today.  Let’s putt.

Jean Kraus, MVLP President

News Blast – October 9, 2021

NewsPutter Partners and Other Important Information

Hello Putters,

For information on the Putter Partner event scheduled for October 27th, click here: PUTTER PARTNER – 10-27-21

 
REMINDER:
Monday, October 11 is our first putting date following course maintenance at the MountainView course. Remember that we are now on winter hours and putting will begin at 9:30 a.m.
 
LOST AND FOUND:
A putter was found at the course on our last Monday of play before the closure. It is a mallet type club with the insignia “BackDraft GT” on the bottom. It also has a Super Stroke Slim 30 grip. Annette Moyle will be bringing it to putting on Monday for you to reclaim.
 
Please put your name on your putter. All of us have those address labels that are constantly being sent to us. That’s a good way for us to identify your putter when it is accidently left at the course.
 
LUNCHEON:
Our luncheon is also on Monday, October 11th with the doors opening at the Ballroom at MountainView at 11:30 a.m. We will begin promptly at noon with the introduction of next year’s Board members. Please be on time. Thank you.
 
Looking forward to seeing all of you on Monday!
 
Jean Kraus, MVLP President
 

News Blast – October 5, 2021

Putter Partner Information

MVLP PUTTER PARTNER EVENT

October 27, 2021, at Mountain View Golf Course putting green

REGISTRATION:    3:30 P.M.
PUTTING STARTS AT:    4:00 P.M.
DINNER AT THE MESQUITE GRILL AT 6:00 P.M.
 
SIGN UP DEADLINE: OCTOBER 18, 2021 @ 5:00 P.M.
Put YOUR check in the BLACK BOX.
PLEASE INDICATE YOUR MEAL CHOICES ON YOUR CHECK
AND THE FULL NAME OF YOUR PUTTER PARTNER
 
COST:   $25.00 per person
              BE SURE TO BRING A $1.00 FOR THE SECRET MONEY HOLE
 
DINNER CHOICES:
• BEEF enchilada with red chili sauce served with rice and beans.
• CHICKEN enchilada with green chili sauce served with rice and beans.
• VEGETARIAN ~~ Rice Bowl with Spanish rice, black beans, grilled vegetables, topped with shredded lettuce & served with salsa and sour cream.
 
DESSERT:  Bavarian Cream filled Churros with Chocolate Sauce
 
Non-alcoholic beverages are included.  A cash bar will be available.
 
Jean Kraus, President

News Blast – October 2, 2021

REMINDERS OF UPCOMING EVENTS
Good Afternoon Putters,

Some important reminders:
  1. Deadlinefor luncheon checks in the black box will be Monday, October 4 at 2:00 p.m.The cost of this month’s luncheon will be $19.00. Our luncheon will be chicken salad on a bed of greens, rolls and butter and Tuxedo cupcakes for dessert.
  2. Our next putting sessions will be Monday, October 11 at 9:30 a.m. This will be our first “winter hours” session.
  3. Our luncheon will be Monday, October 11 with doors opening at 11:30 a.m. and lunch served at noon.
  4. The Putter Partner event is scheduled for October 27th. We will have information forthcoming early next week. Watch for a NewsBlast with this important information.
  5. The Holiday luncheon sign-up will be on the table at putting very soon. Please be sure to sign up for this luncheon.
I’m looking forward to getting back to putting and seeing all of you soon.
 
Jean Kraus, MVLP President


MVLP Announcements – 
September 20, 2021

Welcome to another lovely day of putting in SaddleBrooke.  Today will be our last putting of day until October 11th.

Do we have any guests today?  

We have two new members today:  Olga Clouser and Natalie Murdock.  Welcome.

Do we have any members under par that we are unaware of?

We are once again collecting donations for Mammoth/San Manuel School District.  To-date we have collected $490.00.  Please be generous.  The yellow box is on the table.

Our next monthly luncheon will be Monday, October 11.  The cost for this luncheon will be $19.00.  Doors at the HOA2 Ballroom will open at 11:30 a.m. and lunch will be served at noon.  The luncheon will be:  Chicken salad on a bed of greens, rolls and butter and Tuxedo cupcakes for dessert.  Deadline for getting your checks in the black box will be October 4th.  I checked with the golf shop and they will be closed, but the building will be open and you can put your checks in the black box.  Remember, we will be introducing the slate of officers for the 2022 Board at this luncheon and voting for those officers.  Please plan to attend this important luncheon.

The golf course and putting green will shut down from September 27 through October 10.

Our next date to putt will be October 11 at 9:30 a.m. which are our winter hours.

Here are the results for putting on September 13, 2021

# of regular putters​​​​:           51

# of guests:                           ​​​​​1 – Sherry Spetz

Total Holes in One​​​​:              32

5 Holes in One​​​​​:                     None

4 Holes in One​​​​​:                     None

Money Hole​​​​​:                           #8 – None; Alt. #10 – Judee Lund, Ginnie Schoepf, Loretta Edgerton

Low Gross:​​​​​                             38 Pat Wells

​​Next Lowest Low Gross:​​​     39Maria Miller

​​​Total of “39” score or less ​​38:       None

Do we have any gift cards to hand out?

Remember to visit our website MVLputters.com for updated information on monthly winners, our luncheons, upcoming events, committee assignments, Monday messages and NewsBlasts.

Let’s putt!

 

News Blast – September 17, 2021

Hello Putters, 

There are lots of important dates to take note of: 

Monday, September 20 – our last day of putting before overseeding. 

Monday, September 20 – Please try to put your check for the October 11 luncheon in the black box on Monday, if possible – cost if $19.00.  Please note the cost change!  

Doors open at the HOA2 Ballroom at 11:30 a.m. and lunch will be served at noon. 

Our luncheon will be chicken salad on a bed of greens, rolls and butter and Tuxedo cupcakes for dessert. 

I contacted the golf shop, which will be closed, but the building will be open and our black box will be available in the hall to drop off your checks.  Deadline for luncheon checks will be Monday, October 4th by 2:00 p.m. 

BOARD ELECTION VOTING:  During our October 11th luncheon we will be introducing the new board for 2022 and voting on that slate of officers.  Please plan to attend this important meeting. 

COURSE CLOSURE DATES:  The MountainView Golf Course and Putting Green will be closed from September 27 through October 10. 

PUTTING RESUMESOctober 11 is our first day of putting after course maintenance and our winter hours begin at 9:30 a.m.   

Jean Kraus, MVLP President


MVLP Announcements – 
September 13, 2021

Welcome to another lovely day of putting in SaddleBrooke.

Do we have any guests today?  

We have a new member who joined last week – Patti Deegan.  Welcome Patti.  Also, we now have 135 members on our current roster.  

Do we have any members under par that we are unaware of?

Sad news, Sandy Valeton’s daughter, Shannon, passed away on September 2.  She was 47 years old.  A cause of death has not been determined at this time.  Sandy is not putting today but will be at the luncheon.  She gave us permission to give you this information.

Reminder:  The days are heating up again.  Remember to wear sunscreen, bring water to drink and wear a hat.  If you bring sunscreen or bug spray to use here, please go outside on the lawn area so the spray doesn’t affect other people.

We are once again collecting donations for San Manuel School District.  Todate we have collected $378.00.  Please be generous.  The yellow box is on the table and will be available at the luncheon today.

Our next monthly luncheon is today.  Doors at the HOA2 Ballroom will open at 10:30 a.m.   The luncheon will be:  Taco salad – black beans, crisp romaine, seasoned chicken, cheddar cheese, sour cream, black olives, salsa and pico de gallo with chips.  Desert is churros with chocolate sauce.

Here are the results for putting on September 6, 2021

# of regular putters​​​​:         35

# of guests​​​​​:                          3 – Terry McCarthy, Natalie Murdock, Olga Clouser

Total Holes in One:            ​​​​33

5 Holes in One​​​​​:                   None

4 Holes in One​​​​​:                   None

Money Hole​​​​​:                        #9 – Joan Devlin

Low Gross:​​​​​                           36 – Ro Conti

​​​​Next Lowest Low Gross:​​​    37 – Ann Cristofani, Pat Wells

​​​​Total of “39” score or less ​​38:   – Jean Kraus; 39 – Ruthie Thoren, Ginnie Schoepf, Jan ​​​​​Talbot, Patty Stark

Do we have any gift cards to hand out?

Remember to visit our website MVLputters.com for updated information on monthly winners, our luncheons, upcoming events, committee assignments, etc.

You all know we had three Board positions open – Vice President, Treasurer and Webmaster.  I am pleased to announce that we have filled all Board positions and will announce the slate of officers at the October luncheon where will also be voting for all officers for 2022.

There has been a problem with our play cards.  I know we haven’t been putting for more than a year, so I would like to take a moment to go over what you need to do before handing in your cards.  Annette Moyle, who processes our winnings, has had a difficult time recently because we haven’t completed our cards appropriately.  So to help Annette and be sure that everyone gets appropriate credit for their score I would like to go over how to complete your play card.

1. Be sure that any guests on your card are marked with a capital “G”.  Also be sure that their full name is printed on the card.
2. Please print all names on the card.
3. Be sure to circle the holes in one and put a star at the bottom of that row on the card.
4. At the end of play please total each player’s score and have them initial next to their total score.
5. On the bottom (holes 10 thru 18) please put the number of holes in one next to each personsname.  Then, be sure to total all the holes in one at the bottom of the card.

 

Let’s putt!

 

MVLP Announcements for September 6, 202 – Labor Day ​​​​​​​​​

Welcome to another lovely day of putting in SaddleBrooke and Happy Labor Day!

Do we have any guests today?  

Do we have any members under par that we are unaware of?

Reminder:  The days are heating up again.  Remember to wear sunscreen, bring water to drink and wear a hat.  If you bring sunscreen or bug spray to use here, please go outside on the lawn area so the spray doesn’t affect other people.

We are once again collecting donations for San Manuel School District.  Please be generous.  Last year we collected over $2,000 that went directly to teachers for supplies that they usually buy out-of-pocket.  The yellow box is on the table.

Our next monthly luncheon will be Monday, September 13, 2021.  The cost is $19.50.  Deadline for getting your check in the black box is today by 2:00 p.m.  We will be in the HOA2 Ballroom and doors will open at 10:30 a.m.   The luncheon will be:  Taco salad – black beans, crisp romaine, seasoned chicken, cheddar cheese, sour cream, black olives, salsa and pico de gallo with chips.  Desert is churros with chocolate sauce.

Here are the results for putting on August 23, 2021:

# of regular putters:       ​​​​45 (43 plus 2 guests)

# of guests:                        ​​​​​2 – Patti Deegan and Gwen Sherwood

Total Holes in One​​​​:          18

5 Holes in One​​​​​:                 None

4 Holes in One​​​​​:                 None

Money Hole:                      ​​​​​#15 & #18 – None

Low Gross:​​​​​                         34 – Pat Wells

Next Lowest Low Gross:​​​  36 – Mary Ann Cram​​

Total of “39” score or less ​​39:  Barb Leesley, Maria Miller, Dar Pitman, Jan Talbot

Do we have any gift cards to hand out?

Remember to visit our website MVLputters.com for updated information on monthly winners, our luncheons, upcoming events, committee assignments, etc.

You all know we have three Board position open – Vice President, Treasurer and Webmaster.  Please consider being a member of your Board.

A quote for Labor Day:

“All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity.”  Martin Luther King, Jr.

I particularly liked this quote because for years I have believed that there is dignity in all work regardless of a person’s profession.

 

Let’s putt!


News Blast – September 4, 2021

LABOR DAY CELEBRATED 

Because I really like history and like knowing how certain events came about, I did a little research on the origins of Labor Day.  We in this country have a lot to be thankful for and the labor movement played an integral part in our country’s history and growth.  I hope you will take the time to read this little snippet about the origins of the holiday we celebrate this Monday, September 6. 

Observed the first Monday in September, Labor Day is an annual celebration of the social and economic achievements of American workers. The holiday is rooted in the late nineteenth century, when labor activists pushed for a federal holiday to recognize the many contributions workers have made to America’s strength, prosperity, and well-being. 

Before it was a federal holiday, Labor Day was recognized by labor activists and individual states. After municipal ordinances were passed in 1885 and 1886, a movement developed to secure state legislation. New York was the first state to introduce a bill, but Oregon was the first to pass a law recognizing Labor Day, on February 21, 1887. During 1887, four more states – Colorado, Massachusetts, New Jersey and New York – passed laws creating a Labor Day holiday. By the end of the decade Connecticut, Nebraska and Pennsylvania had followed suit. By 1894, 23 more states had adopted the holiday, and on June 28, 1894, Congress passed an act making the first Monday in September of each year a legal holiday. 

Who first proposed the holiday for workers? It’s not entirely clear, but two workers can make a solid claim to the Founder of Labor Day title. 

Some records show that in 1882, Peter J. McGuire, general secretary of the Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners and a co-founder of the American Federation of Labor, suggested setting aside a day for a “general holiday for the laboring classes” to honor those “who from rude nature have delved and carved all the grandeur we behold.” 

But Peter McGuire’s place in Labor Day history has not gone unchallenged. Many believe that machinist Matthew Maguire, not Peter McGuire, founded the holiday. 

Recent research seems to support the contention that Matthew Maguire, later the secretary of Local 344 of the International Association of Machinists in Paterson, New Jersey, proposed the holiday in 1882 while serving as secretary of the Central Labor Union in New York. 

According to the New Jersey Historical Society, after President Cleveland signed the law creating a national Labor Day, the Paterson Morning Call published an opinion piece stating that “the souvenir pen should go to Alderman Matthew Maguire of this city, who is the undisputed author of Labor Day as a holiday.” Both Maguire and McGuire attended the country’s first Labor Day parade in New York City that year. 

OUR NEXT LUNCHEON 

The September luncheon will be held on Monday, September13.  Your checks in the amount of $19.50 need to be in the black box this Monday, September 6 to attend.  If you have a special dietary need, please note this in the subject line on your check.  This month’s luncheon will be:  Taco salad – black beans, crisp romaine, seasoned chicken, cheddar cheese, sour cream, black olives, salsa and pico de gallo with chips.  Dessert will be churros with chocolate sauce.  The luncheon is in the HOA2 Ballroom and doors open at 10:30 a.m. 

COURSE CLOSURE COMING UP 

Just a reminder that the Mountainview golf course will be closed for regular maintenance from September 27 through October 10.  Consequently, there will be no putting on September 27 or October 4.  This presents a problem for us regarding our October luncheon. 

Checks are due on October 4 for the October luncheon.  Please make a note of this as we will not be putting the two Mondays before this deadline. 

SEPTEMBER BIRTHDAYS 

Birthday wishes go out to the following members:  9/1 – Cathy Scott, Jan Arruda; 9/7 – Judy Hardy; 9/8 Marie Nola; 9/9 – Shelia Ratza; 9/13 – Debbie Keefer, Sandy Valeton, Thelma O’Loughlin; 9/15 – Diane Lundgren; 9/17 – Carolyn Johnson; 9/18 – Dorothy Anderson; 9/19 – Maralyn Shirk; and 9/22 – Sue Rains.  We hope you all have a great day and a wonderful year!  And, be sure to sign up for the September luncheon because we do a drawing for a gift card from this month’s birthday girls.

OPEN BOARD POSITIONS NEED TO BE FILLED 

I know this sounds like a drumbeat, but we need folks to step up and take on the remaining positions for the year 2022. 

Currently, two members have stepped up to take on the At-Large positions.  Remaining are: 

  1. Vice President – Please talk to me about this position or to one of the current VP’s (Patty Stark or Roberta Wisniewski).  We would be happy to share our experiences and help you understand the role that this position plays in our organization.  Take the time to look on our Website  – mvlputters.com and read the job description.  Questions?  Ask us. 
  2. Treasurer – Phyllis Meierhenry and Kathy Rambur are currently sharing this position.  The position next year will be for one person only.  This one-time sharing of the position came about when Phyllis and her husband purchased a “summer home” in Show Low.  Both Phyllis and Kathy would be happy to talk with interested members about the duties of this position and the computer set up the club uses. 
  3. Webmaster – Previously this was combined with the Statistician position.This year the positions have been split.  To our chagrin we noted that this position is currently not on the Board.  This might be altered after our next Board meeting and you may be receiving a notice of a bylaws change.  Pat Storey is our current Webmaster/Statistician.  We already have a volunteer for the Statistician position.  Pat would be happy to discuss the ins and outs of the Webmaster position.  Another resource person would be Sandy Strack who did the Webmaster position previously. 

Again, please visit our Website and look at the Job Descriptions for the three positions listed above.  For more information contact a Board member or the members listed above who currently hold these positions. 

RECIPES CONTINUED! 

Lemon Snow Bars – Mary Ann Cram 

Crust Layer:  1 cup butter, softened, 2 cups flour, ½ cup confectioners’ sugar 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Combine butter, flour and sugar. Press into 9 X 13 pan and bake 20 minutes. 

Lemon Filling:  4 Tbsp. flour, 1 ½ cups sugar, 1 tsp. baking powder, 4 eggs beaten, 2 lemons – juice and grated rind, confectioners’ sugar 

Combine flour, sugar and baking powder.  In another bowl combine eggs, lemon juice and grated rind.  Add to flour mixture.  Pour lemon-flour mixture over crust.  Bake an additional 25 minutes.  Sprinkle with confectioners’ sugar.  Cool and cut into bars. 

Thanks for this great recipe, Mary Ann! 

WE ARE A MEMBERSHIP ORGANIZATION 

Because we are a membership organization, we rely on each other for the function and on-going progress of our group.  I appreciate each of you as we are all volunteers and the work we do makes this a viable organization.  Thank you all for your contributions toward the betterment of MVLP. 

Jean Kraus, MVLP President 

jeankraus48@gmail.com

 

MVLP Announcements for August 30, 2021

Welcome to another lovely day of putting in SaddleBrooke.

Do we have any guests today?  

Do we have any members under par that we are unaware of?

Reminder:  The days are heating up again.  Remember to wear sunscreen, bring water to drink and wear a hat.

We are once again collecting donations for San Manuel School District.  Please be generous.  Last year we collected over $2,000 that went directly to teachers for supplies that they usually buy out-of-pocket.  The yellow box is on the table.

Our next monthly luncheon will be Monday, September 13, 2021.  The cost is $19.50.  Deadline for getting your check in the black box is Monday, September 6th by 2:00 p.m.  We will be in the HOA2 Ballroom and doors will open at 10:30 a.m.   The luncheon will be:  Taco salad – black beans, crisp romaine, seasoned chicken, cheddar cheese, sour cream, black olives, salsa and pico de gallo with chips.  Desert is churros with chocolate sauce.

Here are the results for putting on August 23, 2021

# of regular putters​​​​:         42

# of guests​​​​​:                          None

Total Holes in One:            ​​​​35

5 Holes in One​​​​​:                   None

4 Holes in One:                   ​​​​​Raye Cobb

Money Hole​​​​​:                        #4 & #6 – None

Low Gross:​​​​​                           34 – Raye Cobb

Next Lowest Low Gross:​​​    36 – Cathy Scott, Jan Talbot​​

​​​​Total of “39” score or less​​:  37 – Sandy Strack;   38 – Mary Ann Cram, Carrie Scalzo;  39 – Barb Lessley, Mary Cummins

Do we have any gift cards to hand out?

Just a reminder for next week – we begin September and have new members doing the following:

Chip Starters:  Jo Ann Ciaciuch and Joan Devlin

Course Set Up:  Pat Wells and Ginny Jackson

Course Take Down:  MaryBeth Snyder and Jan Talbot

Remember to visit our website MVLputters.com for updated information on monthly winners, our luncheons, upcoming events, committee assignments, etc.

Again, I would like to talk about joining your MVLP Board.  We have the following positions open:  Vice-President, Treasurer, (2) Members-at-Large, and Webmaster.  I would encourage you to explore one of these positions.  Talk with a current Board member, read the job descriptions on the website and join your fellow members on the Board.  We would love to have you be a part of your organization.  Remember, we need a slate of officers in place by our October luncheon when we vote to accept the new Board for 2022.  Thank you to Loretta Edgerton and Marty Fisher for stepping up and taking on the two at-large positions for next year.

Let’s putt!

 

MVLP Announcements for August 23, 2021        

Welcome to another lovely day of putting in SaddleBrooke.

Do we have any guests today?  

Do we have any members under par that we are unaware of?

Reminder:  The days are heating up again.  Remember to wear sunscreen, bring water to drink and wear a hat.

We are once again collecting donations for San Manuel School District.  Please be generous.  Last year we collected over $2,000 that went directly to teachers for supplies that they usually buy out-of-pocket.  The yellow box is on the table.

Our next monthly luncheon will be Monday, September 13, 2021. The cost is $19.50.  Deadline for getting your check in the black box is Monday, September 6thby 2:00 p.m.  We will be in the HOA2 Ballroom and doors will open at 10:30 a.m.   will tell us the The luncheon will be:  Taco salad – black beans, crisp romaine, seasoned chicken, cheddar cheese, sour cream, black olives, salsa and pico de gallo with chips.  Desert is churros with chocolate sauce.

Here are the results for putting on August 16, 2021

# of regular putters:                   39 (38 regular putters, 1 guest)

# of guests:                                    1 – Judee Lund

Total Holes in One:                      38

4 Holes in One:                            None

5 Holes in One:                            None

Money Hole #16:                          Mary Ann Cram

Low Gross:                                     36 – Mary Ann Cram                                                            

Next Lowest Low Gross:              37 – Kay Tomaszek                                                                       

Total of “39” score or less:            38 – Sandy Bulakowski, Ruthie Thoren, Sandy Strack   

                                                           39 – Sally Murphy, Wanda Ross, Judy Falewicz        

Do we have any gift cards to hand out?

Remember to visit our website MVLputters.com for updated information on monthly winners, our luncheons, upcoming events.

Again, I would like to talk about joining your MVLP Board. We have the following positions open: Vice-President, Treasurer, (2) Members-at-Large, and Webmaster.  I would encourage you to explore one of these positions.  Talk with a current Board member, read the job descriptions on the website and join your fellow members on the Board.  We would love to have you be a part of your organization. Remember, we need a slate of officers in place by our October luncheon when we vote to accept the new Board for 2022.

Let’s putt!

 

MVLP Announcements for August 16, 2021     

Welcome to another lovely day of putting in SaddleBrooke.

Do we have any guests today?  

Do we have any members under par that we are unaware of?

We had our first luncheon last Monday and it was a success. Lunch was excellent.  Our next monthly luncheon will be Monday, September 13, 2021.  The cost is $19.50.  Deadline for getting your check in the black box is Monday, September 6thby 2:00 p.m.  We will be in the HOA2 Ballroom and doors will open at 10:30 a.m.   The luncheon will be:  Taco salad – black beans, crisp romaine, seasoned chicken, cheddar cheese, sour cream, black olives, salsa and pico de gallo with chips. Desert is churros with chocolate sauce.

Here are the results for putting on August 9, 2021:

# of regular putters:                              32

# of guests:                                             0

Total Holes in One:                              24

4 Holes in One  :                                   None

5 Holes in One:                                     None

Money Hole:                                          #9 – None; #13 – None

Low Gross:                                           36 – Annette Moyle

Next Lowest Low Gross:                     38 – Ruthie Thoren                    

Total of “39” score or less;                  2 – Ginnie Schoepf, Kat Danner

Remember to visit our website MVLputters.com for updated information on monthly winners, our luncheons, upcoming events.

Again, I would like to talk about joining your MVLP Board. We have the following positions open: Vice-President, Treasurer, (2) Members-at-Large, and Webmaster.  I would encourage you to explore one of these positions.  Talk with a current Board member, read the job descriptions on the website and join us on the Board.  We would love to have you be a part of your organization.  Remember, we need a slate of officers in place by our October luncheon when we vote to accept the new Board for 2022.

I would like to remind you that we are collecting donations for San Manuel School District.  The yellow box is on the table.

Let’s putt!

 

MVLP Announcements for August 9, 2021        

Welcome to another lovely day of putting in SaddleBrooke.

Since we restarted on July 5th, we have 8 new members.  Theyare:  Anne Everett, Barb Leesley, Carol Thompson, Gloria Krom, Kat Danner, Marsh Webster, Marilyn Ginther and Sandy Wolfersberger.  Welcome to our new members.  I look forward to meeting each of you.

Do we have any guests today?

Do we have any members under par?

There has been some confusion about signing in guests.  There is an envelope at the Chip Starter table for this purpose.  The member needs to print their name and the name of their guest on the envelope, insert the dollar. The guest envelope go to the Treasurer.  If the treasurer isn’t available to pick up the envelopes at the end of play, the Chip Starters should put them in the black box in the hallway outside the Pro Shop.

Regarding putting, it is important that we move to the next hole to allow the next group to start putting.  I know that all of us are enjoying being together again, but please be aware of moving off the hole you have just finished.

Today is our first luncheon since the break.  The doors will open at 10:30 a.m.  During our regular monthly luncheon we do important business, approve the minutes of the previous luncheon, the treasurer gives her report, monthly awards are given – these include the Hole-in-Wonder, the Tiger Award, Low Gross Award and 39 Stickers.  In addition, there is a drawing of all members present for a free lunch.  There are door prizes which are $10 gift cards to use at HOA1. And lastly, we do the 50/50 drawing. I am pleased to announce that we have 43 putters attending today’s first luncheon.  That’s a great number since this is summertime.

Here are the results for putting on August 2, 2021

# of regular putters:                              42

# of guests:                                           1 (Marilyn Ginther)

Total Holes in One:                              32

4 Holes in One:                                     None

5 Holes in One:                                     None

Money Hole:                                          #17 – Maria Miller; #5 N/A

Total of “39” score or less:                  5

(all putters/no guests)

Low Gross:                                           (36) Carolyn Johnson, Dar Pittman

Next Low Gross:                                   (37) Barbara Leesley

                                                               (38) Mary Cummins

                                                               (39) Maria Miller

See you at the luncheon!

Let’s putt!

 

MVLP Announcements for August 2, 2021

Welcome to another great day of putting in Saddlebrooke.

We had one new member last week, Anne Everette, & one guest, Suzan Carter, welcome!

Are there any guests here today? We are happy to have you join us. Please put your guests full names on the scorecard and put a “G” next to their name. Don’t forget the $1.00 in the envelope at the sign-in table.

Is there anyone who is under par and in need of our well wishes? 

Just one last reminder about our first luncheon, August 9th at HOA2. The menu includes Asian Chicken Salad with Sesame ginger dressing on the side. The dessert is strawberry shortcake. If you would like to attend be sure to put your check for $19.50 in the black box in the hall outside of the Golf Shop by noon today. If you have special dietary needs, please note those on the message line on your check.

Please put your name on your putter by taping an address label on it. That way we can return it to you if you leave it after putting.

If the weather looks bad, we may not be able to play, so check your email for a NewsBlast before coming. Monsoon rains or winter frost delays are usually the problem.

Our website is MVLputters.com & contains lots of information and pictures, so check it out soon.

If you are a new member today, please see Patty Stark or Roberta Wisniewski after the meeting for your orientation session. Also, we are taking name tag orders & Shirt & jacket orders.

Here are the results for putting on July 26th.

# of Putters​:   41 Anne Everette, new member

# of Guests:     1 Suzan Carter

Holes in one​:   19 putters

4 Holes in one:   None

5 Holes in one​:   None

Money Hole were # 2 – None; #8None

Low Gross​:   36 Jan Talbot

Next lowest gross​:   37 Mary Cummins, Jan Arruda

            38 Ginny Schoepf, Joan Davis, Carolyn Johnson, Pam Smith, Maria Miller

             39 Carol Thompson, Kathy Birkbigler, Darlene Pitman, Sandy Strack, Pat Wells

There were 13 putters with 39 or less

Great job Ladies!

Last, I have a quote:

Live every moment to the fullest, laugh often every day, & love with all your heart!

Let’s Putt!!

 

Monday Announcements – July 26, 2021

MONEY HOLE:       #1, no one,   Alternate #14 no one

Welcome to another lovely day of putting in SaddleBrooke.

Putters has a new member who signed up today  – She is Ann Everett.

Are there any guests here today?   None today?

Is there anyone who is under par and in need of our well wishes? None
today, good.

As we told you last week, our monthly luncheons will begin on August 9th
at HOA 2.  The menu for our first luncheon is Asian Chicken Salad, which is
teriyaki chicken on a bed of romaine vegetables and Mandarin oranges.
Sesame ginger dressing will be served on the side.  Be sure to put your
check for $19.50 in the black box in the hall outside the Golf Shop by noon
Monday, August 2.  If you have special dietary needs, please note those on
the message line on your check.  

Some tips from MVLP:  

Please remember to bring water…and most importantly, don’t leave with
water in your bottle! Dehydration is nothing to mess with.

Put your name on your putter that way it you leave it here we’ll know who
it belongs to.  Just put an address label on it.  We’ve already had a stray
putter this season that was matched up to its owner because it was properly
labeled.

Please print your full name and name of your guest on the scorecard.  Same
on the guest sign-in envelope.  We had a slight problem so far this season
with the putters using their first names.

The 50/50 raffle is held at our luncheons and at special events.  It is
voluntary.  Members are invited to purchase tickets for $1 each or 6 for
$5.  Half of the proceeds go to the club and are used to pay for the bus to

Quail Creek and additional prize money.  If there is a particularly large
amount in the 50/50 raffle we sometimes break it up into as much as three
winners.

Inclement weather happens occasionally – such as Monsoon rains or in
winter frost delays.  You will receive a NewsBlast on the morning of a day
with weather that will prevent us from playing.  Be sure to check your
email before coming to putt.  Also, putting status is listed on the
website.  

Our website:  Go to MVLputters.com and you will be in our website.  There is a password protected section listed as “members”.  This section contains a list of our members, their addresses and telephone numbers and their birthdate.  If you wish to see someone’s personal information you must use the password.  Our password is “MONDAY” in all caps.  We encourage you to visit the website as it contains pictures of our activities, the latest NewsBlast, putting statistics, etc.

Here are the results for putting on July 5th, 2021

# of Putters:     39
# of Guests:       3- Ann Everett,Karen Shave, and Suzan Carter
Holes in one:    27, 26 by Putters, one by a guest

4 Holes in one:  None

5 Holes in one:  None

MONEY HOLE:       #1, no one, Alternate #14 no one

Low Gross – 34, Pat Wells

Next Lowest Gross – 38 – Roberta Wisniewski, Jan Talbot

There were  8  putters with 39 or less.  All these had 39, Kay Tomaszek,
Ro Conti, Carrie Scalzo, Mary Cummins, and Pam Smith

Let’s putt!

 

Monday Announcements – July 19, 2021

Welcome to another great day of putting in SaddleBrooke.

We had one new member last week, Kat Danner, who is rejoining Putters & we are so happy to have her with us again.

Are there any guests here today?  We are happy to have you join us. Please put your guests full names on the scorecard and put a “G” next to their name.

Is there anyone who is under par and in need of our well wishes?

Have you had a chance to sign up for our monthly luncheons yet? Our first one is August 9th at HOA2 & we are having Asian Chicken Salad with Sesame ginger dressing on the side. The dessert is strawberry shortcake. If you would like to attend be sure to put your check for $19.50 in the black box in the hall outside of the Golf Shop by noon Monday, August 2nd. If you have special dietary needs, please note those on the message line on your check.

Please put your name on your putter by taping an address label on it. That way we can return it to you if you leave it after putting.
If you bring a guest, put her full name on the guest sign-in envelope along with the $1.00. The envelopes are at the sign-in table where you draw your chip.

If the weather looks bad, we may not be able to play, so check your email for a NewsBlast before coming. Monsoon rains or winter frost delays are usually the problem.

Our website is MVLPutters.com & contains lots of information and pictures, so check it out soon.

If you are a new member today, please see Patty Stark or Roberta Wisniewski after the meeting for your orientation session.

Here are the results for putting on July 12th.
# of Putters!     43 – Kat Danner is a returning member
# of Guests!      1 – Joni Robinson
Holes in one!    31 putters

4 Holes in one!    None

5 Holes in one!    None

Money Hole were #13 – None;    #15 – Jean Kraus
Low Gross!      35 – Pat Wells
Next lowest gross!    36 – Kay Tomaszck
37 – Raye Cobb & Mary Cummins
38 – Dottie Adams, Dorothy Anderson, Pam Smith, Jan Talbot, Sandy Strack & Ann Cristofani
39 – Wanda Ross

There were 11 putters with 39 or less.  
Great job Ladies!

Last, I have a quote from Maya Angelo:
People will forget what you have said, People will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

Let’s putt!


News Blast – July 17, 2021

Sad News

We just received word that long-time putter Mary Thomas lost her partner of 30 plus year, Erhard Sehl.  Erhard was 84 years young.  Prior to retirement, Erhard worked in the tool and dye business.  His favorite pastime was travel.  During their years together in both Chicago and SaddleBrooke, Mary and Erhard had a travel trailer and wandered all over the United States.  In addition, they visited places such as Hawaii and Antarctica!  Mary said that Erhard loved doing the research for their trips. 

If you would like to send a card to Mary, her address is:
37181 S. Ridgeview Blvd.
Tucson, AZ. 85739

Our sincere condolences go out to Mary.


Monday Announcements  – July 12, 2021  
            

Welcome to another lovely day of putting in SaddleBrooke.         Money Hole #15

Putters has four new members who signed up last week  – they are Barb Leesley, Gloria Krom, Marsh Webster and Carol Thompson.  Welcome!

Are there any guests here today?  We are happy to have you join us.  Please put your guests entire name on the scorecard and put a “G” next their name.  

Is there anyone who is under par and in need of our well wishes? 

As we told you last week, our monthly luncheons will begin on August 9th at HOA 2.  The menu for our first luncheon is Asian Chicken Salad, which is teriyaki chicken on a bed of romaine and napa cabbage, carrots, cucumbers, green onions and Mandarin oranges.  There will be a full wonton square on the salad which can be taken off if you have a gluten issue.  Sesame ginger dressing will be served on the side.  Be sure to put your check for $19.50 in the black box in the hall outside the Golf Shop by noon Monday, August 2.  If you have special dietary needs, please note those on the message line on your check.  

Some tips from MVLP:  

Put your name on your putter that way it you leave it here we’ll know who it belongs to.  Just put an address label on it.  

Please print your full name and name of your guest on the scorecard.  Same on the guest sign-in envelope.  We had a slight problem last week on one card where the putters only put their first names.

What is a 50/50 raffle?  The 50/50 raffle is held at our luncheons and at special events.  It is voluntary.  Members are invited to purchase tickets for a cash raffle.  Half of the proceeds go to the club and are used to pay for the bus to Quail Creek and additional prize money.  If there is a particularly large amount in the 50/50 raffle we sometimes break it up into as much as three winners.

Inclement weather happens occasionally – such as Monsoon rains or in winter frost delays.  You will receive a NewsBlast on the morning of a day with weather that will prevent us from playing.  Be sure to check your email before coming to putt. Also, putting status is listed on the website.

Our website:  Go to MVLputters.com and you will be in our website.  There is a password protected section listed as “members”.   This section contains a list of our members, their addresses and telephone numbers and their birthdate.  If you wish to see someone’s personal information you must use the password.  Our password is “MONDAY” in all caps.  We encourage you to visit the website as it contains pictures of our activities, the latest NewsBlast, putting statistic, etc.  

If you are a new member, please see Patty Stark and Roberta Wisniewski after putting for your orientation session.

Here are the results for putting on July 5th, 2021

# of Putters​​​​​ – 50 (includes 4 new members)

# of Guests​​​​​ – 2 – Kat Danner and Dee Balmer

Holes in one​ – 36 (includes 1 for guest Kat Danner and 2 for guest Dee Balmer)

4 Holes in one – 2:   Annette Moyle, Carol Thompson

5 Holes in one –  None

MONEY HOLE – # 15​​​:   Jan Arruda, Barbara Leesley

Low Gross – ​​​​​37 – Carol Thompson, Pat Wells

Next Lowest Gross – ​​​38 – Susan Bodine, Kay Tomaszek, Joyce Sutay, Patty Stark, Dee Balmer (Guest)

There were 13 putters with 39 or less.

37 – Carol Thompson, Pat Wells; 38 Susan Bodine, Kay Tomaszek, Joyce Sutay, Patty Stark, Dee Balmer (Guest); 39 Jan Talbot, Roberta Wisniewski, Jan DiEnno, Wanda Ross, Carrie Scalzo and Susan Schweiter  

 

Let’s putt!

Jean Krauss, President


NewsBlast – July 12, 2021

Hello Putters, 

Our bylaws require that we have a new board for 2022 in place by the October luncheon for the membership to vote on.  Currently we have five positions open for the 2022 season.  Please look at the positions below and read the job descriptions on line.  If you have questions, please contact a Board member for clarification.   

In an effort to demystify your Board, I’d like to take a few minutes to answer some questions you might have.   You might think, “Why are there so many Board members?” Well, it takes a village to put this program together.  We try not to overwhelm any one Board member and split the jobs up accordingly.  It is our objective to make being on the Board as easy as possible.  We have a notebook for each Board member with instructions to follow regarding their specific job.  And, of course, we have a number of Board members with lots of experience who can assist when questions arise. 

“What about monthly meetings?”  We have a meeting once a month on the Wednesday before our monthly luncheon.  Our meetings begin at 9:30 a.m. and are held in the Saguaro Room at HOA2.  Generally, our meeting lasts between 1 and 1 ½ hours depending on the amount of business we need to discuss.  We realize that it is not possible for a Board member to be at each meeting (vacations, family emergencies, etc.) so we have flexibility for you to be away.  Also, it is possible for the absentee Board member to send information that will be discussed at that meeting to the Board before the meeting.  If questions arise, Board members can send an email to the absentee member for clarification. 

Congeniality – I have found this group to be very congenial and also very helpful.  There is always someone on the Board that a new member can turn to for assistance, clarification and just some bolstering up.  It’s always good to hear that your instincts have sent you in the right direction.  

Below I have included the list of open positions for the 2022 season and hope that you will consider being on your WVLP Board.   

MVLP OPEN BOARD POSITIONS FOR 2022 

VICE-PRESIDENT – this is a two-year term, one as vice-president and the second year as president.  See job description for details. 

MEMBER-AT-LARGE – there are two positions in this group 

  1. Has responsibility for chip starters, set up and take down committees for the year. Reminds those members of the procedures entailed in each group. 
  2. Has responsibility for being sure that each putter serves on one committee assignment and that each committee has adequate number(s) of putters to function. 

TREASURER – Has responsibility for monthly budget reports, deposits to checking account, paying monthly bills, placing order number for monthly luncheons, etc. 

WEBMASTER – Has responsibility for keeping website updated – for example:  lists monthly birthdays, pictures of events, inclement weather notices, etc.  Knowledge of WordPress would be helpful. 

JOB DESCRIPTIONS FOR THESE POSITIONS ARE ON THE WEBSITE AT MVLputters.com 

Just as it takes a village to raise a child, it takes a village to run this program.  Please consider joining your MVLP Board. 

Jean Kraus, MVLP President 

 

Monday Announcement – July 6, 2021 

Good morning putters!​​​​​                Money Hole #15

The Board and I are so happy to see all your smiling faces and are equally glad to be back putting again.  Because there are still issues with COVID and the variants, please try to maintain some distance from each other while waiting to putt.   I know that’s a big ask, but it’s for everyone’s safety.  Please be sure to use the hand sanitizer at the chip starter table.

I would like to introduce our 2021 MVLP Board members:

Co-Vice Presidents Patty Stark and Roberta Wisniewski, Secretary Sheila Dahlgren, Co-Treasurer Kathy Rambur, Membership Coordinator Sandy Strack, Event Advisor Donna Vargas, Event Advisor Geri Grant, Member-at-large Annette Moyle, Member-at-large, Jan Arruda, and Past president EJ Snearly.  And, lastly myself Jean Kraus MVLP 2021 President.

Do we have any guests here today?  

Just some reminders about putting since we have guests and it’s been a long time since we last putted.  If you have a guest be sure to put a “G” next to their name on the score card.  This will help Annette Moyle when she is tabulating the results of this week’s putting.  Be sure to circle any holes in one and tabulate each person’s holes in one and total the holes in one on the scorecard.  

I have an under par report update:

Pat Storey is doing great is at home but won’t be back to putt for a while.

Linda Pryde is getting PT at home, is planning to come to our luncheons and might be back putting in September

Beryl Saner is getting PT at home for a broken leg which required surgery and a rod inserted in the upper leg.  No return date for putting at this time.

Linda Edwards fell, broke her ankle in two places was in a cast for two weeks and is now in a boot.  However, she is not allowed to weight bear, cannot use crutches and has to rely on a wheelchair to get around for now.  She is doing well.  No return date for putting at this time.

Pat Brothers was hospitalized with possible renal failure.  Good news it was too much calcium in her system which was immediately stopped.  She is recovering nicely.

Karen Stott is doing great.  She still has a soft cast on her wrist and will require PT once she heals.

Is there anyone else that is under par that needs our well wishes?

I would like to ask Board member Jan Arruda to come forward and tell us about our first Putter Luncheon which will be August 9th.  

Meal:  Teriyaki Chicken Salad on a bed or romaine and Napa cabbage

Cost:   $19.50

The last item for today is a list of July birthdays.  Happy birthday to:

Mary Ann Cram – 7/2, Annette Moyle – 7/3, Linda Edwards – 7/6, Deb Adinolfi – 7/14, Geri Grant – 7/22, Diane Kirstine, Ginny Schneider, Loretta Edgerton and Lorna Kitchen – 7/26, Helen Pagano – 7/27 and Shirley Kobs – 7/28.  

Happy Birthday!

Let’s putt. 
Jean Kraus, President MVLP

 

July 3, 2021 

Good morning putters, 

Ready?  Just two more days!  July 5, 2021 is the day we begin our first putting session in over a year.  We on the Board are so excited to begin putting and seeing all of you.  We have missed you.   

REMEMBER: 

  1.  Your putter and ball 
  2.  Wear your name tag 
  3.  Put on sunscreen 
  4.  Bring water 
  5.  Wear appropriate golf attire (no denim, tank tops or short  shorts) 
  6.   Please arrive a little early (around 8:15 a.m.), especially if you are bringing a guest 
  7.   If you are bringing a guest print your name on the “GUEST” envelope and print your guest’s name below with a “G” next to the name and put $1.00 in the envelope. 
  8.  Use hand sanitizer provided at the chip starter station 
  9.  Most of all have fun! 

We are asking you to arrive early so we can take care of new members and guests, as well as giving time to say hello to old friends.  We will also have announcements and then putt. 

Happy 4th of July! 

Jean Kraus, President MVLP

 


June 13, 2021

Hello Putters!

Your Board met Wednesday, June 9 and we are so excited that putting will begin Monday, July 5 at 8:30 a.m.  We would ask that you arrive by 8:15 a.m. to allow new folks to sign up.  Also if you are bringing a guest, you need to sign in for yourself and your guest and put $1.00 in the guest envelope. When you sign in a guest and yourself, please PRINT both names on the envelope and put a “G” in front of your guest’s name.  This will help Annette Moyle with her job of compiling the statistics from the cards.

IMPORTANT PUTTING INFORMATION

The Board also discussed items of safety (COVID related), items to remember and our dress code.  At this point the CDC considers masks as optional.  If you would prefer to wear a mask, please do so.  Please be aware of the distance you are from other members while putting and stay safe.  We will have hand sanitizer at the Chip Starter station and ask that you use it before you choose a chip.  Because it has been so long since we last putted, we want to remind all of you to bring water, apply sunscreen and wear a hat.  The weather is already heating up and according to the forecast for Tucson next week we are going to reach into 100+ degree range. 

Dress Code:

To maintain a Country Club atmosphere, all Putters and guests must comply with the Pro Shop dress code.  Golf shorts no shorter than mid-thigh, skirts or slacks, with blouses or sweaters.  No tank tops, athletic shorts, sweatpants, tights, leggings, halter tops, swimwear, or tennis attire permitted.  No denim pants or shorts, –regardless of color – or cutoffs are permitted.  Sleeveless shirts, with or without, collars are OK.  Note, the majority of the shoulder must be covered.  Non-compliance will result in a reprimand.  Wear golf shoes or soft-soled flat shoes.  Any footwear that would damage the greens is strictly prohibited.  Hats, water bottles and sunscreen are recommended.

JUNE BIRTHDAYS

Teri Spencer            6/4                             Pam Smith                6/22

Sandy Bulakowski  6/10                           Sandy Strack            6/24

Robbie Herrera       6/13                           Marty Fisher            6/25

Kathy Rambur         6/17                           Rose Alberton         6/27

Ann Cristofani         6/18                           Wanda Ross             6/30

MEMBERS UNDER PAR

Pat Storey had a burst bowel followed by emergency surgery about a week ago.  She is now home.  If you would like to send her a card her address is:  65269 E. Rocky Mesa Drive.  

Linda Pryde had surgery yesterday to improve circulation in her legs.  The surgery lasted 6 hours and we just got word that she is doing fine.  I spoke with Linda last evening and she will be transferring to a rehabilitation facility near Oro Valley Hopspital.  If you would like to send her a card her address is:  35947 S. Mesa Ridge Drive.

In the when it rains, it pours category – Karen Stott who we reported on several weeks ago is doing fine from her twisted bowel surgery, however, recently she fell and broke her left (dominant hand) wrist.  She has since had surgery and now has a plate and screws in her wrist.  Karen’s address is:  36343 S. Rock Crest Drive.

We wish all our members a speedy recovery and look forward to seeing them back on the putting course.

MISSING ITEMS

It has come to our attention that some decorations are missing.  If you have stored items for the club at your home, would you please check to see if you have the following:  Pastel Spring and Easter Pinwheel Placemats and Centerpiece.

RECIPES FROM ANN CRISTOFANI

We are continuing to publish recipes we received from members.  Below is a yummy appetizer that I’m planning to try very soon and, a second recipe for a dessert (cherries are my favorite).  Thanks, Ann!

ARTICHOKE BALLS

1 (8 ¾-ounce) can artichoke hearts, drained and finely chopped

1 cup seasoned breadcrumbs 

2 eggs 

2 T. olive oil

2 T. grated Parmesan cheese

1 T. fresh lemon juice

2 garlic cloves, minced

¼ c. grated Parmesan cheese

 

  1. Preheat oven to 350’.In a medium bowl, combine chopped artichoke, breadcrumbs, eggs, olive oil, 2 T. Parmesan cheese, lemon juice and garlic.  
  2. Form mixture into 24 small balls 1 inch in diameter and roll in remaining Parmesan cheese.Set on a lightly greased baking sheet.
  3. Bake artichoke balls until eggs are set throughout and balls are heated through, about 10 minutes.*

*  Can be made ahead and refrigerated up to 6 hours before being baked in Step 3.  Allow an extra 5 minutes cooking time if they have been chilled.

** Best when served with some kind of “dipping” sauce.  A little mayonnaise and Dijon mustard mixed together works.  An aioli mayonnaise will work as well.  

 

CHERRY-ALMOND UPSIDE-DOWN CAKE

1 T. butter, melted

1/4 c. firmly packed brown sugar

1/4 c. sliced almonds, toasted

1 (14.5 oz.) can unsweetened pitted tart or dark sweet cherries, drained

1 1/4 c. all-purpose flour

1 t. baking powder

1/2 t. baking soda

1/2 t. salt

1/4 c. butter, softened

2/3 c. granulated sugar

1 t. vanilla extract

1/2 t. almond extract

1 large egg

1/2 c. low-fat buttermilk*

  1. Preheat oven to 350º
  2. Coat the bottom of a 9” round cake pan with melted butter.  Sprinkle       brown sugar and almonds over butter.  Arrange cherries over the mixture and set aside
  3. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda & salt in a bowl and mix well.
  4. Beat 1/4 c. butter and granulated sugar at medium speed of a mixer until well-blended.  Add extracts and egg; beat well.  Add flour mixture to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk, beginning and ending with flour mixture; beat well after each addition.  Pour batter over cherries. 
  5. Bake at 350º for 30 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.  Let cool in pan 5 minutes on a wire rack.  Loosen cake from sides of pan.  Invert onto cake plate.  Serve warm.

* Buttermilk substitute:  1 Tablespoon lemon juice to 1/2 cup regular milk. 

A FINAL NOTE FROM ERMA BOMBECK:

“if I had my life to live over, I would have eaten popcorn in the ‘good’ lliving room and worried much less about the dirt when someone wanted to make a fire in the fireplace.”

Jean Kraus, MVLP President