Kim and Ron Bartnikowski left Seattle for the warmth of Arizona. They enjoy making new friends, playing golf, and taking their dog to the dog park. They are at home in Unit 6 as newlyweds. Ron is hard to miss at 6’5″ tall.
Marc and Debbie Argabright moved to SBR from Northern California where she was captain of her tennis team. She also enjoys bocce and looks forward to the wine club and cooking group. Marc plays softball, tennis, and hikes. He once played in a country western band. They are at home in Unit 10.
Monica and Dan Schellinger are snowbirds from Illinois. He is retired military and she is a retired educator. After moving 13 times, they are at home in Unit 18A. Weather here was a good part of their decision to move to SBR. They are looking forward to golfing, playing Hand and Foot cards, swimming, and bicycling.
Dan Ruyle and Shari Stock are now in Unit 16C after exploring the U.S. and learning history along the way. After living in Indio, Calif., for several years where it was too hot, they found southern Utah charming, but too cold. They feel like Goldilocks now that they are in SBR at 3,500 feet—a perfect fit!
Carolyn and John Kane, formerly from Southern California are now at home in Unit 9. They are looking forward to golf, pickleball, and woodworking. She is a recently retired educator. They are proud of their two children and three grandchildren.
Linda and Mark Noble hail from Minnesota and are now at home in Unit 3. Mark loves the pool while Linda enjoys walking, meeting people, and playing bunco. Mark is coauthor of a published book.
Leeanne and Randy Eck moved to Unit 18A by way of Chandler, Ariz. Their move was motivated by the “higher altitude, and the beautiful, quiet, and fully functioning community we have at SBR.” When not working part-time, they plan to play pickleball, join the wine club, and do woodworking. Leeanne is the newest Newcomer Welcome Volunteer in the group.
Mary and Mark Drake say they “escaped” from Southern California and are now near friends who live in SBR. He is semi-retired and works part-time at the pro shop. Besides playing pickleball and tennis, they are avid golfers and enjoy taking golf vacations. They have been to Scotland twice. He also enjoys motorcycling and she likes yoga. They are at home in Unit 8B.
Brian and Julie Dzekute are snowbirds as they have a young granddaughter back in Minnesota. While here, they plan to play golf and pickleball. They love how friendly everyone is and are at home in Unit 21A.
Anthony and Dianne Signorelli spent the last 20 years in Oro Valley. Before moving, they decided they wanted an active community. They plan to take up bocce, pickleball, golf, ballroom dancing, and pottery. As RVers, they have visited over 40 national parks. Their four children and three grandkids are a big part of their lives.
Larry and Shellie Bean found SBR while on a visit to Tucson. They fell in love with “the desert vistas and wonderful daily color changes on the mountains.” When not in Unit 14B, they will spend time in San Diego with family and their horses.
Please extend a warm welcome to the 25 homeowners who moved to SaddleBrooke Ranch in December 2021. They join us from 10 different states.
New homeowners moving into SBR have a great program available to them for becoming familiar with their new community and surrounding area. Run and organized by enthusiastic volunteers, new homeowners can learn about SBR from a resident’s point of view. First of all, new homeowners receive an email welcoming them to the community. This email is filled with important information including dates for upcoming gatherings, a digital copy of the Settler’s Guide, an application for an SBR name tag, and much more.
Knowing that emails can be overlooked or lost during the move-in process, a newcomer welcome volunteer from your unit will be contacting each new homeowner via phone, text, or in-person. This volunteer has a copy of the email originally sent with all the information. Please feel free to ask this volunteer to resend the email or to answer your questions about the material and learn more about the newcomer gathering, photo shoots, and the Settler’s Guide. There could be several weeks between you moving in and when the email and/or volunteer contacts you. If you have not heard from someone on the welcome committee, please send an email to [email protected] with the subject line “SBR newcomer.”
All homeowners need to stop by the HOA Front Desk to pick up orientation material, keys, and forms. It’s also an opportunity to avoid unforeseen problems. It often happens that renters or homeowners move to a new home and bypass the Front Desk because they feel that they have everything they need. However, some things don’t necessarily happen unless they check in with Jamie Shipley at the Front Desk. One important item is to ensure that HOA charges are going to the correct property. Checking in with Jamie can help avoid problems down the road.
The Club Expo is planned for Saturday, March 5 from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Sol Ballroom. This is an annual event when all the SBR clubs and organizations gather to share information with potential members. It is an excellent time to find out about and sign up for clubs at SaddleBrooke Ranch. Mark your calendars. There will be more information about this event by the HOA.
Welcome to your new life at SaddleBrooke Ranch!
December closing list:
Unit 6: Darla Carlson, Ronald and Barbara Smothermon, James Bittle
Unit 7: George and Diane Sandlin
Unit 9: Mark and Melody Healy, Charles and Annette Janssen
Unit 17: Harold Jackson and Sheri Melton, Thomas and Leah Robbins, Michael and Marilyn Williams
Unit 18A: David and Deborah Worcester, James and Linda Britt, Brent and Brenda Flessner, Kenneth and Linda Olen, Richard and DeAnn DeMarzo, Richard Thompson, James and Vicki Strachan, Thomas Sullivan, James and Lynn Mulhall
Villas 14A: Christopher and Nancy Racioppo
Villas 21A: M. Kerwin and Margaret Johnson, Peter Karnowski and Joanne Weber, John and Deborah Cates, Kevin and Trisha Wylie, Francis and Kathryn Happ, James and Kathryn Cox