Category: October 2020

SBRTA: Queen of the Court

Lee Stastny Though it has been a challenge to schedule tennis events during the COVID-19 crisis, SaddleBrooke Ranch Tennis Association (SBRTA) member, Sue Cook, pulled together a great event that did not include social activities, but just pure tennis. Twenty female members of SBRTA signed up to participate in Queen of the Court! What a…

SBRPA and an August “2.5 Rating” Test

Jim Hardison ran the test, with the help of (left to right): Marlene Hardison, Jodie Koener, and Jen Campion, plus VP Larry Burchfield.

Alastair Stone SaddleBrooke Ranch Pickleball Association (SBRPA) has introduced a new methodology for “testing up” to a higher level. Previously, one testee played three games with three testers and had to score a total of 23 points. Now, four testees have to go through a four-element program together. This covers serving, dinking (yes), a couple of…

Tennis Update

Lee Stastny The SaddleBrooke Ranch Tennis Association is active and welcomes new members. Monday morning clinics are offered for beginners or new members. Email your registration request to Wayne Watkins at wleewatkins@aol.com. For intermediate players interested in a clinic, please email your request to Tom Ratterman at atratterman@yahoo.com. All other member play is set up through…

Singles Group Seeks New Members

Jan Martin New members are welcome in the Singles Group. The objective of the group is to foster and promote leisure, social, and cultural interests for the single residents of SBR. Right now, the group is meeting for occasional driveway happy hours. For more information, check out Group Works or send an email to janthomasmartin@me.com.

Jewelry/Lapidary Club

John Backes, President New members are welcome to the Jewelry/Lapidary Club. The members meet two to three times per week, in the SBR Arts and Technology Center. Masks are required. The club provides an opportunity for creative expression in the field of art metals. Club leadership provides assistance, mentoring, and in-house guidance in jewelry techniques,…

Workshops and SIGS Resume

Linda Shannon-Hills Since the pandemic required changes in how we live our lives, the SBR Technology Club also knew the club needed to adapt to meet our member’s needs. The club’s volunteer monitors have stepped up to be available by appointment for members to receive help with questions on using their smartphones, tablets, and laptops.…

Digital Scanning and Archiving

Linda Shannon-Hills You have time on your hands, boxes of old photographs of your family to sort; you have so many slides which will be difficult to view in the future as they start to deteriorate, and documents on paper that may not last for long. By digitizing this material and photographs, you can preserve for future…

Dollars and Sense: Refinancing Your Home

If you are interested in borrowing against your home’s available equity, you have choices. One option would be to refinance and get cash out. Another option would be to take out a home equity line of credit (HELOC). Here are some of the key differences between a cash-out refinance and a home equity line of…

Whimsy for Today

Becky Kueker I had a bad fall recently—shopping at a furniture store when a young man pushed past me, and I fell backwards over a bench and went splat on the floor. Not funny of course, but the actions after the fact made me pause to think about how we have to take adversity and…

WGA Notice

Jeanne Osterlund New members are welcome to SBR Women’s Golf Association. Members play on Tuesday morning with assigned tee times, and with taking extra precautions for COVID-19. Zoom is used for all board and other meetings. For additional information, check out the club’s website at www.sbrwga.com or contact Jeanne Osterlund.