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Club Christmas Lunch
Saturday, December 6th, 2008
(the original notice is below the pictures)
Here is the information you will need for the tour.
The attendance list appears at the bottom of this email.
If you plan to attend and your name is not on the list, please notify me right
away because I need to finalize these arrangements soon.
We will meet at 9:45 AM and depart at 10:00 AM
sharp! I am intentionally allowing extra time for the trip which is
estimated at 1.5 hours. Better to be early than late. We are scheduled to sit
down and eat at 12:30. I understand the surrounding scenery is spectacular,
bring your camera.
The departure point is the shopping center at the
Southeast corner of Stapley and the US 60 next to the movie theatre. There is a
Starbucks with a restroom and also a nearby gas station. At present count, there
will be 20 cars leaving from the Valley, this is a very large caravan, let's do
our best to stay together. Once we get on Hwy 79, the front runners will slow
down and allow any back markers to catch up.
Please have a full fuel tank when you arrive and please
remember to bring your club name tags and club radio. Look HERE
for a list handy in preparing for the trip.
We will depart eastbound on the 60 to Apache junction and
Florence Junction, where we will pick up Hwy 79 to Oracle Junction, Hwy 77, just
north of Tucson. Proceed 2 miles south on Oracle Road (Hwy 77) to the stop light
and turn left on Saddlebrook Blvd. Proceed 2.1 miles on Saddlebrook Blvd. and
when you come over the hill you will see Saddlebrook. Make a right turn on to
Mountain View Blvd. 1.1 miles. You will pass the golf pro shop and tennis
courts, the club house will be on your left.
There are two HOME owners facilities, HOA1 And HOA2 Our
lunch will be at HOA2 in the Mountain View Club house. (Not at SaddleBrooke club
Upon departure from Tucson, you will have to go south on
Oracle Rd to the town of Catalina for fuel, assuming you need fuel. If you start
with a full tank at departure, you should be able to make the round trip without
We plan to take the same route for the return trip.
How many of you would be interested in getting dressed up
for this event? Something we have never done previously. Suit and tie for the
gents and semi formal attire for the ladies???
Please send me some feedback. If the vote is split, we can
make dress optional. It might be fun to get gussied up and dripping with your
finest jewelry :
Update 11/9/08 on dress: The consensus
is casual attire for the Dec 6th luncheon. How about nice dress pants &
collared shirt for the men, and slacks, skirt or dress for the ladies. No jeans,
tank tops or T-shirts. Anyone who wants to dress even nicer is welcome to do so.
Thanks for supporting the club
Paul Ebeyer, President
Yep, believe it or not, if we want to get solid
reservations, we need this much lead time, otherwise, we'll be eating hamburgers
on a curb somewhere.
Please mark your calendar for Saturday, December 6th for
this event. Not only will you have the experience of visiting a new destination,
you will have the fun of the drive and a fantastic meal along with the
opportunity to socialize with the other club members. I realize this is a long
way in advance but I would like to start getting a head count ASAP. Please respond.
In view of the fact we have been to the Hassayampa Inn in
Prescott for our holiday luncheon 4 times out of the past 5 years, we decided on
something entirely different for this year.
We will be going to the Saddlebrook
Resort in Tucson on Saturday, Dec 6th 2008.
Our group of an estimated 25 souls will be in the main
dining room but it is reserved strictly for our group. I understand the views
and ambiance are outstanding, as is the luncheon buffet we have arranged. We
plan to arrive at approximately 11:45a and begin the festivities at 12:00 noon.
Serving will begin at 12:30p and we will have to be finished and depart by
The price of your meal ticket is $35 per person and that
includes everything except what you purchase separately at the bar. We hope to
have some door prize items to raffle off after the dinner.
Here is the menu we selected: A feast fit for kings and
There will be a cash bar set up
For our trip down, the departure time and location and
other details will be coming later on. I just wanted to give you a "heads
up" so you will know what is happening and give you time to plan ahead for
We owe a debt of gratitude to Ken & Darlene Bergmeier,
who are residents of Saddlebrook and also to John Blezenski who researched this
location for us.
We're real excited about finally coming up with a new plan
and a new location to enjoy.
PS - We are way overdue for club elections and the holiday
luncheon might be a good time to visit the subject. Your current club officers
If there are any members interested in running for any of
these elected offices, please submit your nomination to the Secretary, Virgil
Jackson at Virgilj@aol.com
If no nominations are received, the current Officers will
automatically remain in place for another 2 year term.
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