Monday Announcements – News Blasts

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

 

May 9, 2021

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY

While versions of Mother’s Day are celebrated worldwide, traditions vary depending on the country.  In Thailand, for example, Mother’s Day is always celebrated in August on the birthday of the current queen, Sirikit.

Another alternate observance can be found in Ethiopia where families gather each fall to sing songs and eat a large feast as part of Antosht, a multi-day celebration honoring motherhood.

In the United States, Mother’s Day continues to be celebrated by presenting mothers and other women with gifts and flowers.  Families also celebrate by giving mothers a day off from activities like cooking or other household chores.  Whether we had children of our own or have nurtured and/or mentored young people, we all need to be congratulated for our efforts.   May all of you have a happy Mother’s Day.

THANK YOU

A great big thank is being sent from Karen Stott for the 40 cards she received during her convalescence from surgery.  She wants all of you to know how grateful she is and how much it perked up her spirits the first difficult weeks of her recovery.  Karen has just been released from home health nursing care.  Her healing has exceeded expectations.  Just recently she was given the okay to drive, which she is doing minimally. Also, thanks to those of you who provided a meal in the early days , did grocery shopping and provided transportation to doctor visits.  Once again the SaddleBrooke community’s show of caring was on display.

UNDER THE WEATHER

Beryl Saner was recently in the hospital with a broken leg.  I don’t have much more information at this time.   I’m sure she would appreciate a card to lift her spirits.  Beryl’s address is:  62728 E. Ironwood Lane, Tucson, AZ  85739.

RECIPES, RECIPES, RECIPES!!!

Here is one of my family’s favorites– DIANNE BARNARD

Barbequed Meat and Vegetables

1/2 cup soy sauce
6 T. Honey 
4 T. Wine Vinegar
3 tsp. Ginger
2 tsp. Garlic Powder
1 1/2 cups Salad Oil
2 Green Onions – finely chopped

Cubes of Filet and Chicken Breasts
Mushrooms, onions, sweet peppers, tomatoes

I double this recipe, use one to marinate the meat and one to marinate the vegetables…  

Mix together soy sauce, honey and vinegar.  Blend in garlic powder and ginger.  Add oil and chopped onions. Place meat and vegetables in separate containers and refrigerate, either stirring occasionally or flipping the container periodically.  I Marinate for 24 hours then grill, basting with the sauce.

LATEST PUTTER NEWS

Your Board met this past week and there was lots to discuss.  We are excited about beginning putting on Monday, July 5 at 8:30 a.m.  There will be more information to follow about our first day of putting, so watch for future newsletters.  New calendars will be handed out at the first putting session.

We currently have 123 members.  Those who were here during the last year will have their dues rolled over.  New members will pay $72.00 to join.  There are lots of new folks moving to SaddleBrooke.  I already have three people in my unit that want to join in July!  

The Putter Partner event has now been scheduled for October 27.  The Committee will be meeting in the next few months to firm up details.  

Jean will be contacting the Ranchette’s, the Verde Sputters and Quail Creek Putters to set up events that were cancelled this past year.  These events will not be on the calendar until the 2022 putting season.  

 

IMPORTANT:  MVLP elections will be happening in the next few months.  Please consider serving as an officer on the MVLP Board.  If you are interested in joining the Board, please contact myself (jeankraus48@gmail.com) or a member of the Board.  We have open positions for Vice-President, WebMaster,  Member-at-Large,  Half-Time Treasurer, and Event Coordinator.  Job Descriptions for these positions are posted on the Website.  In addition, please take time to visit the website and look at the new information that has been posted.

 

Jean Kraus, MVLP President

 
 
May 2, 2021
 
Hello Putters,
 
First -MAY BIRTHDAYS –  HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO OUR PUTTERS!
 
RUTH CATALINOTTO        MAY 1
PAT WELLS                     MAY 3
NORMA McCALEB            MAY 6
PAT WYSOCKI                 MAY 6
JOAN DEVLIN                  MAY 9
JUDY FALEWICZ              MAY 11
LORENE BUSCHER           MAY 13
RHONDA HEFFELFINGER  MAY 14
JOYCE SUTAY                  MAY 16
KAREL TITONE                MAY 16
JUDY DURAN                  MAY 17
ELAINE PEARSON           MAY 20
JOAN DAVIS                  MAY 31
 
PUTTING TO BEGIN IN JULY!
This is a follow up to the last NewsBlast — we will begin putting on July 5th.  More information to follow.  I understand that some of you didn’t receive the last NewsBlast — please go to the website and read that Blast – it was full of information.  There must have been some type of computer glitch.  I’ll try to do better.
 
That’s all for now.  I wanted to get the May birthdays out right away.  The Board and I are looking forward to seeing all of you in July.  Please DO NOT REPLY to this email.  If you want to send me an email, please send it to jeankraus48@gmail.com.
 
Thanks,
 
Jean Kraus, MVLP President
 
 
April 17, 2021

Hello Putters,

Lots of things are beginning to happen in SaddleBrooke.  Many members of our community have received both vaccinations and are starting to engage in activities.  The weather is turning warmer, spring flowers are in bloom and a general feeling of well-being is permeating the SaddleBrooke community.

Your Board met recently and has made some tentative decisions.  First, we are planning to begin putting on Monday, July 5th.  The course is going to be closed most of June for maintenance so we felt that beginning on July 5th is our best option.  Second, we will not have a luncheon in July but will begin luncheons at HOA2 in August.  Third, several members of the Board will be meeting with Matt Hudson on May 4 to discuss how to proceed in July.  Lastly, we will keep you informed of our method of operation once we have a finalized plan.

The Board has also been looking ahead at our calendar for this year.  We still have two events to plan – Putter Partners and the Christmas Party.  Members of the Board will be in touch with those individuals who had previously signed up to do these events.  We do not have a date set yet for Putter Partners but will set one at our next meeting after consulting with the committee.

BELATED HAPPY BIRTHDAYS!

Somehow March got away from me and so did half of April – so below are birthday for both months.  Happy birthday putters!

March

Karen Bird                               3/1

LeAnn Berg                             3/2

Kris Rudin                                3/6

Jo Ann Evans                           3/11

Janice Keating                         3/15

Raye Cobb                               3/15

Ellen Mandes                          3/19

Marilee Jones                          3/30

 

April

Pat Doane                               4/2

Andrea Anderson                    4/4

Dot Wilson                             4/10

Judy Matchett                         4/13

Dona Ferry                              4/18

Colleen Halverson                  4/20

Myrl Carter Dahman              4/27

Carol Ratza                             4/30

Elizabeth Vaughan                 4/30

 

THE COOKBOOK PROJECT

Thank you to those putters who sent in a recipe.  We did not have a lot of submissions for an actual cookbook, but never fear.  We will be posting recipes submitted by our members in the NewsBlasts throughout the year.

One of the first putters to respond was Susan Bodine.  Below is Susan’s recipe.

PEPPARKAKOR – Susan Bodine

Swedish Cake

(makes the house smell delicious)

2 eggs

2 cups sugar

2 cups flour

1 cup sour cream

1 1/2 tsp cloves

1 1/2tsp cinnamon

1 tsp baking soda

3 Tbsp melted butter

3 Tbsp marmalade or any other jam that has no seeds

Mix all together in a bowl.  Pour into a Bundt Pan.   Bake  350  degrees  for  30 to 45 minutes; in Arizona I’ve gone 50 minutes or sometimes longer.  Just test with toothpick.

 

Jean Kraus, MVLP President

 
March 26, 2021
 
Update for Karen Stott
 
Good news!  Karen will be released from Oro Valley Hospital today.  I spoke with her daughter, Lorene, this morning and have some updated information.  Lorene has been here since Karen was hospitalized, but will be going home to Seattle tomorrow.
 
Due to her surgery for a twisted bowel, Karen will have an open wound and will have a wound vacuum which will require a nurse to come in three times a week for the next two months.  She has lost some strength during her hospitalization and will also be getting at-home PT.  Lorene suggested some areas where we might be of assistance to Karen. She said that meals would be much appreciated. If some of us would like to do a meal we should probably coordinate this so that these are spread out.  The best way to do that would be to contact Karen directly if you want to deliver a meal.  That way, she could set a date so we don’t have overlaps.  Also, Karen will be on a soft diet for the time being – probably pasta – no rice – and somewhat bland.  Lorene indicated that both her parents (Bud is Karen’s husband) like bland food, so, nothing spicey.  In addition, if any of us are going to the grocery store it might be a good idea to call Karen and see if she needs anything.  Her number at home is 818-1275 and her address is 36343 S. Rock Crest Drive.  These are some things we might do to help Karen right now.  
 
Cards of encouragement would also be a nice thing to do.  It will give her something to look forward to when the mail arrives.
 
We are happy that Karen is beginning her recovery and wish her the very best.
 
Jean Kraus, MVLP President
 
March 21, 2021
 
Hello Putters,
 
I just received word that long-time putter Karen Stott had emergency surgery early Friday morning for a twisted bowel.  She is currently at Oro Valley Hospital and might be there another 2-3 days. If you would like to send a card to Karen her address is:
 
            36343 S. Rock Crest Drive
            Tucson, AZ  85739
 
I will keep you posted on her condition as I hear further information.
 
COOKBOOK INFORMATION:
On another note – If you are sending recipes, please include your full name on the body of the email so I know who to credit for the recipe.  Thanks.
 
Jean Kraus, MVLP President
 

March 8, 2021
 
Dear Putters,
 
Many of our long time members may remember Judy Moncevicz who recently passed away from a brain tumor.  While Judy has not been an active putter in recent years, we know those of you who knew her would want this information. If you would like to send a card to her husband and family, the address is printed below.
 
We send our sincere sympathy to Judy’s family.
 
Paul Moncevicz & Family
62231 E. Amberwood Drive
Tucson, AZ  85739
 
 
Jean Kraus, MVLP President

 

March 5, 2021 

Hello Putters,

MVLP COOKBOOK INFORMATION:

Your Board has talked about some projects that we might do while we’re waiting to begin putting.  As mentioned in a previous NewsBlast, we are going to attempt putting together a cookbook that we would sell to members and their friends.  Right now, we would like to have you send in recipes for the following categories.  Please feel free to send as many recipes as you like for any and all of these categories – we need to fill up the book!

Chapter Headings: 

         Moonlight Madness – Libations

         39 Putts – Appetizers
         Tiger Award – Entrees/Main Dishes
         Money Hole – Side Dishes
         Hole-In-One-der – Desserts

Each chapter will be headed with something pertaining to MVLP.  We will also write a cover page for each chapter explaining why it is named as such.  In addition, we will have a memorial page for our members’ and members’ families who have been lost during the pandemic.

NAME THAT BOOK AND WIN A PRIZE!

One more thing:  We are also looking for a title for the cookbook.  So far, VP Roberta Wisniewski has given us one choice – “Putters COVID Survival CookBook”.  Please send in ideas for the cookbook title.  You might win a prize!

Please send recipes to Jean Kraus at jeankraus48@gmail.com and send names for the cookbook to Roberta Wisniewski at rayrob@wbhsi.net.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:  FRIDAY, MARCH 19

Jean Kraus, MVLP President