Unit Happenings

Feeding Kids. Feeding Spirits.

Photo by Donna Birch

Twenty ladies of Unit 10 at SaddleBrooke Ranch did their part to combat child hunger on Feb. 9. Every year, millions of children in third world countries die from preventable causes such as pneumonia, diarrhea, malaria, and undernutrition. Hunger is still causing nearly half of deaths in children under 5 years old. From this data, it’s estimated that at least 6,200 children die each day from causes related to undernutrition.

Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) believes hope starts with food. As a Christian nonprofit, FMSC is dedicated to seeing every child whole in body and spirit. FMSC works with food distribution partners that stay with communities for the long haul, empowering them to move from relief to development.

Oro Valley Church of the Nazarene set a goal to bring the Tucson community together to pack 1.1 million mobilepack meals Feb. 6 through 11. Among those “Difference Makers” from Unit 10 here at SaddleBrooke Ranch were: Amy Belford, Donna Birch, Debby Bowen, Sheila Britton, Joy Cafferty, Mary Cahill, Kathi Dyer, Sandy Goodwin, Nancy Gruca, Cyndi Hammonds, Cheryl Hargett, Fran Harrington, Denise Joyce, Lenore Kolhoff, Sue Mahony, Kathy McArthur, Ingrid McManus, Karen Peltier, Judy Smith, and Debbie Tracey.

Fun Year Begins for Sweet 16A

Larry, Kim, Marlene, Gale, and Peter enjoy a good laugh together! (Photo by Sue Monson)

On Jan. 23, a group of “Sweet 16A” residents got together for a Happy Hour at The Bistro. We ate, drank, talked, and finally had the opportunity to catch up with friends we have not seen for a while.

Thank you to Corky Mansmith for leading our 16A and SaddleBrooke Ranch Trivia game. We all learned some new facts about our neighbors and neighborhood.

Sue and Ron Monson generously donated two large bottles of wine for raffle. The lucky winners were Beata and Gabor Morocz and Gale and Jay Hall.

Monthly events are planned for our great unit. Stay tuned and join us!

Thank you to the event planners: Marlene Diskin, Sue Monson, Gayle O’Connell, Kim Schweitzer, and Pam Steube.

Unit 46B Enjoys a Taste of Italy

Douglas Sedam, Terry and Diana Walton, Charlotte and Randy Graham

Fun and a great time were had by all, as 30-plus members of SaddleBrooke Ranch Unit 46B got together at Nonna Maria’s Ristorante & Pizzeria in Oracle on Jan. 16 for “A Taste of Italy.” Owners Frank and Angelina Palazzolo prepared an incredible buffet style Italian dinner that everyone thoroughly enjoyed. All Unit 46B events are posted on GroupWorks. For more info, contact Melanie Sedam at [email protected].