The Village Activities Committee Chair has been vacant since the end of last season and therefore we will have no staffed Activities Committee this year. However, Mike Palma has volunteered to chair the Activities Committee for the upcoming 2018 season.
In the past, activities have been proposed and driven by our Activities Committee. We had some great times and wonderful memories. This year we are embarking on a different path. Each member of our community can come forth with their ideas/plans for this summer’s activities. These ideas will be reviewed covering content and to ensure they are targeted for our community, selecting those with the greatest chance for success. Each proposed activity must include a complete description of the activity and associated cost; and if required, the names of those who will participate in that activity. Upon acceptance by the Activities Committee Chair, a date for the activity will be set up and an announcement will be posted. Financial assistance to cover the difference between what members pay to attend the activity and the remainder will be arranged at this time as well. So, get your groups together and send your suggested ideas/plans to Mike Palma at email@example.com.
Summer in the mountains means lots of grilling and barbequing. Each year, about 600 fires/explosions occur nationally with gas grills resulting in injuries to dozens of people. Here are a few safety tips for using gas grills:
- Check grill hoses for cracking, brittleness, holes and leaks. Make sure there are no sharp bends in the hose or tubing.
- Move gas hoses as far away as possible from hot surfaces and dripping hot grease.
- Always keep propane gas containers upright.
- If you’re using a charcoal grill, don’t burn charcoal inside of homes, vehicles, tents or campers. Charcoal should never be used indoors even if ventilation is provided.
Have a safe and flavorful grilling summer!
I would be able to lead a book club if people are interested. There might be emergencies when I have to go back to Tucson. I have developed a list of books and dates. In order to do this, I would like a commitment for at least three people per session. Please email me with your confirmation and choice of venue. Thanks. Susan Jenkin 520-744-2080 firstname.lastname@example.org
An option for meetings:
Fri at 11:00 in the clubhouse
Fri at 11:00 at Black Bull
Fri at 4:00 with cheese and wine
Please indicate if you are committed to any of these books and choice of venue
June 9th Ripper by Isabel Allende – This is the only mystery she has written. Isabel is an acclaimed writer.
July 7th The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout – This author wrote Olive Kitteridge.
July 28th The Disappeared by Kim Echlin – A New York Times Editors Choice
August 11th The Long Way Home by Louise Penny – Another mystery. You will love her characters.
August 25th The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri – Winner of a Pulitzer Prize
You can go on line to find out more about these books. I have tried to choose a variety. I think all of these books are well written with literary depth.
Hope you can make it!