Club-Group-Community Update 


We are a very active community with a wide variety of clubs and groups available to our residents.  Check out our Clubs and Amenities page.

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Sunland Village East - North Entrance

A residential 55+ community.

Office Area

Our office is located on the corner of Farnsworth Drive and Lakewood (2145 S. Farnsworth) in Mesa, AZ

Golf Club

Enjoy playing our superbly conditioned, executive length 18 hole golf course.

Meeting Facilities

Within our community we have several meeting and activity rooms available for Clubs and private parties.

Lakes and Landscaping

The lakes and landscaping within SVE are beautifully maintained.

Recreation Areas

In addition of our softball field we have many other areas set aside for community recreation.

Swimming Pools

There are swimming and therapy pools and spas in both the north and south areas of our community.


In addition to a large tennis facility, SVE has shuffleboard, billiard rooms and pickleboard courts, to name just a few.

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Club, Group & Community Update


Club-Community Updates


Update - 9/05/2019

Attention Clubs & Groups - Please review the information contained in this publication relating to your club or group and notify the office ( of any changes that should be made. If you don’t see your Club or Group included in this publication and would like it included, the president or group coordinator should contact the office with the information or email ( Thank you

We are always open to new ideas for clubs, groups or events. Send us your suggestions. We’d really like to hear from you!

South Fitness Center Update – One of the Octane incumbent bikes is out of order. A replacement part is on order.

Are you interested in participating in an SVE pinewood derby group for adults? If so, contact the HOA office at 480-380-0106.


65” - Meetings are in the Small Card room Sundays at 6 PM. For more information on seasonal play please contact Teresa Peebles, 920-498-0754 or Earl Hoscheit, 715-641-0310.

500” - Meetings are in the Mesa Verde room Tuesdays at 7 PM. For more information contact David Mott, 763-772-5314.

Bridge, Duplicate - Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1 PM in Ocotillo room. Players need to bring a partner. Dues are $3 per year and the cost per session is $.50 cents, which is all paid out in prize money each session. Sign up is not required. New players are always welcome. For more information contact Eileen Condo 480-986-1348.

Bridge, Social - Wednesdays and Fridays at 1 PM in the Ocotillo room and on Tuesdays at 1 PM in the Small Card room. Players must sign up ahead of time. For more information please contact Sandi Cole, 480-888-6165.

Bridge Social, Sunday- On recess until October. Sundays at 6:30 PM in Small Card room. Call Joe and Claryce Graham, 480-984-3247, for further information. No need to sign up, but you must bring a partner.

Bridge, Practice - On recess until November. Wednesdays at 7 PM in the Small Card room. For more information call Sandi Cole 480-888-6165.

Bunco - Mondays at 12:30 PM in the Ocotillo room. Please be there at 12:15 PM For more information contact Nancy Schmidt, 480-588-6501.

Cribbage - Wednesdays in the Ocotillo room. Play time is 7 - 8:30 PM. For more information contact Judy Janousek, 480-380-9624.

Euchre - Saturdays at 7 PM in Ocotillo room. For more information, contact Kathy Meemken, 480-354-1760.

Farkle - Fridays at 9:30 PM in the Small Card room. Stop by and enjoy the fun! For more information contact Carol Stirling, 480-984-9544.

Hand & Foot Card Game - Meetings are Wednesday afternoons in the Mesa Verde room. Doors open at 12:05 PM. Please check in by 12:20 PM. There will be a limit of 16 card tables. Please wear your name tag. Paying $.50 cents for each game (2 games played) is optional. For more information contact Christena “Chris” Van Driel, 480-984-7690.

MahJong - Meets Fridays in the Small Card room, 1 - 4 PM. Everyone welcome! For more information contact Aggie Hoscheit, 715-641-2265.

MahJong - International – Mondays at 9 AM in the Small Card room. For more information contact Joann Blumhardt, 906-231-1009.

Texas Hold ’em (Ladies) – Wednesdays at 6:30 PM in the Poker room. Stop by and enjoy the fun. For more information contact Gerrie Mustard, 480-357-2626.

Texas Hold ‘em – Monday evenings in the Poker room from 6 -10 PM. All are welcome. For more information, contact Bill Clark, 602-793-0640.

Texas Hold ’em – Tuesday evenings in the Poker room from 6 -10 PM. For more information contact Kathy McMahon, 805-458-1905.

Texas Hold ‘em II – Thursday evenings in the Poker room from 6 - 10 PM. All are welcome in the Poker room. For more information, contact Jack Halleman, 602-370-7566.

Mexican Train – Thursdays from 12:30 – 3 PM in the Rosewood room. Mexican Train is a variation on Dominoes. For more information contact Pat Warner 602-653-0987.

Pinochle – Mondays and Fridays, 7 PM. Ocotillo room. Everyone welcome to join in. For more information contact Patrice Linde 253-241-5224.

Pinochle – 500 – Cribbage & Euchre – Refresher class. Tuesdays, Saguaro room, 1 - 2:30 PM. For more information contact Lydia Sobiech, 480-986-9822.

Ponytail Card Game – Thursday evenings, Ocotillo room from 6:30 – 9 PM. For more information contact Diane Roessler, 480-986-2429.

Rummikub – Tuesday mornings - Play starts at 10 AM in the Ocotillo room. Please join this friendly group. Individual scores are not kept and no dues are charged. Players are encouraged to play with different people each week. Rummikub rules are easy to learn, however the development of skill evolves with time and practice, which keeps devotees coming back as often as possible. For more information contact Wanda Cheney, 480-354-9174.

Scrabble – Meet every Wednesday, 1 – 3 PM in the Small Card room. For more information contact Judy Ruckle, 480-540-4719.

Trivia GroupOn recess until October. For more information, contact Marie Graziano, 480-216-8884.


Line Dance with Fran - Line Dancing has been cancelled until further notice.

Square DancingOn recess until the fall. Oakwood room - Mondays 9 - 11 AM and Wednesdays 7 – 9 PM. A class will also meet in the Mesa Verde room Tuesdays 9:30 - 11:30 AM. For more information contact Bill Haynes at

Sunsationals Tap Dance Club – Classes will meet in the SVE Auditorium, Tuesday, Aug 20 and Sep 10 at 9 AM. Normal classes will resume October 1, 2019. For more information contact Vickie Briscoe, 480-357-3942.


Fat Willy’s - Fat Willy's summer hours are 8 AM to 8 PM. Saturday and Sunday hours are 8 AM to 4 PM. Don't forget at Fat Willy’s - $6 Burger Monday's all day, $2 Taco Tuesday's starting at 3 PM, Team Trivia every Wednesday 5 PM (weekly prize winners), Karaoke every Thursday 4:30 to 7:30 PM, and All You Can Eat Fish Fry Friday's $10.99 served all day.

SVE Golf Course – League play, regular play, call for tee times, 480-986-4079.

Couples Golf – Jerry Wagner – 602-616-8730.

Couples Golf Socials – Fridays, from 5-6 PM in the Auditorium. For more information contact Sandi Slater – 763-360-2460.

Ladies Golf – Tuesday and Thursday mornings, SVE Golf Course. For more information contact Judy Olson, 612-270-6507.

Men’s Golf – For information contact Jim Ruettiger, 815-954-9089 or James Ashley, 509-393-4960.


Fitness - Gentle Stretch
Saturdays, Oakwood room from 7:30 - 8:30 AM, $3.00 pp. Start your day with a gentle stretch and improve full body flexibility. Certified instructor can assist all capability levels; improve your full-body flexibility for optimal mobility, strength, and balance. For more information contact Maureen and Bob Urlaub at 480-357-9606.

Fitness – Gentle YogaWill resume October 17th at 9 AM. More information to come.

Low Impact AerobicsWill resume in the fall. Normally meet Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, Oakwood room from 7:15 - 8:15 AM, $3.00 per class. The instructors will challenge you to keep in shape. For more information contact Paula Malone, 480-984-8092.

Water Aerobic Exercise – Monday through Friday, we have three (3) classes. The south pool offers a 7:50 AM medium impact water aerobics and 9 AM low impact water aerobics. (The south pool is closed until mid-September). The north pool offers a 10 AM class of arthritic exercise. For more information on south pool class contact Gert Smith, 480-390-6674.
For north pool class information, contact (winter months) Jeri Longcrier, 480-986-4195 or Nancy Balk, 480-357-8587; (summer months) Joan Townsend, 480-380-9351.


Billiards - Women – Practice is held every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon for women only from 12:30 to 3:30 PM. All SVE women are welcome. Come join us for fun and billiards. For more information contact Barbara Reinsch, 651-399-0837 or Diane Loram, 608-225-1203.

Billiards - Men's - For more information, contact Wayne Berg, 480-354-7583.

Bocce – Bocce courts are available to all residents and their guests. Courts are open until 9 PM. Practice balls are in the closet just north of the courts. Please return equipment to the closet and turn off the lights when leaving. Open play with instructors available is at 6:30 PM Monday thru Thursday. We welcome all newcomers! For more information, contact club president Lois Wierenga, 708-341-4616.

Bowling Mixed LeagueMixed Bowling League will begin October 28th with an Organizational Meeting. Bowling will begin Monday, November 4th. If interested in bowling, contact Coreen Renner at 480-830-7572.

Cornhole (Beanbag Toss) Will resume in the fall. Play behind auditorium in grassy area every Wednesdays 10 a.m. – 12 noon. Everyone is welcome. For more information contact David Thompson at 708-755-0077.

HorseshoesOn recess until November 19th. Guys and Gals of all ages are welcome to join us. Practice begins at 8 AM on Mondays at the horseshoe pits to practice. For more information contact Steve Farnsworth, 480-688-5134.

Pickleball - A second matching gift campaign is underway. A generous SVE anonymous donor has once again offered to match cash donations up to $10,000. Please contact Marilyn Castens at 618-204-1828 to make a donation or for further information. Thank you to all the SVE owners and residents for helping to move the court construction forward. Pickleball Club lessons, round robins and other club play time have been suspended for the summer. The courts are now available for SVE resident open play beginning at 8 AM. Guests MUST be accompanied by an SVE resident. No food or drink is allowed on the courts, except for water. Please adhere to other court use guidelines as posted on the courts and the bulletin board. The courts are for use for pickleball, volleyball, and basketball. HOA provided pickleball paddles are available in the equipment room on the northeast corner of the outside wall of the south pool. Please return the paddles to the equipment room when done playing. The courts are closed (lights out) at 9 PM daily. Thank You. For more information please call Christy Vanderhill at 616-403-5947.

Ping Pong – Meeting 10 AM to noon, Fridays, Oakwood room. For more information contact Alan Lewis at 423-276-6564.

Softball Club – Our “summer” Tuesday/Thursday pick-up games begin at 6:30 AM. All levels of players are invited to come down to the ball field and play some softball. Any questions, please call Mick Borton 480-968-8104.

Shuffleboard Shuffleboard will take a break until September, resuming our weekly schedule at that time which is at 9:30 AM start time Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. For more information contact David Scheels 360-696-4146 or Larry McGhinnis 630-917-1707.

Tennis Club – SVE has an outstanding Tennis Club, whose mission is to provide members with fun, fitness and friendship through tennis. The Club offers various programs and opportunities for everyone. Rackets and free lessons are offered for new players interested in learning a new sport. The club offers lessons and coaching at all levels, league and non-league play, social events, and more. Interested in joining? Visit our website,, or drop by the courts and speak with any of our members or contact Jim Clawson at 313-522-7384 or Doug Shjeflo, 406-270-6859 for further information.

Trailblazers Hiking Group – Meets Tuesday mornings November through April. See Outlook for details. For more information contact Greg Morgan, 507-341-4116 or Ray Monks, 480-247-8236.

Trailblazers Walking Group – Walks are Thursday mornings November, January, February and March. See Outlook for details. For information contact Sharon Batcher, 480-824-8435 or Glenn Rorvig, 406-263-4621.

VolleyballClub activities are on recess until November. Hours are Monday-Friday at 8 - 9 AM, pick up and play. Meetings and a potluck are the 1st Monday of each month, 5 PM in the Mesa Verde room. For more information contact Marcia Gregorac, 347-819-6144.

Volleyball – Water, North Pool – Beginning October 7, 2019, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 2 to 4 PM., weather and number of players permitting. Please contact us on game days. We want to determine whether there are enough players to meet without traveling to the pool. Contact us on game day and we will notify you if we are going to play. Want to check out the movements and rules in a non-game scenario? Other questions? Contact Mike Lauer, 602-291-2823.


Arts & Crafts - Watercolor 1 and 2 – Monday 9 AM — Watercolor Advanced Monday 1 PM – Drawing and Colored Pencil Friday 9 AM – 12 noon. For more information contact Elaine Dube 480-984-6491.

Ceramic Club – Classes available on Mondays and Tuesdays from 9 AM – 12 noon (Oct-March) with our instructor. Cost is $5 per day, however if you come on Monday and again on Tuesday, the cost is $3 for the second day. Questions? Contact, Sherrie Larson, 480-822-7124 or Sue Hensley, 480-404-6056.

Drawing & Watercolor Pencil – Thursdays 9 – 11:30 AM in the Arts & Craft room. For more information contact Elaine Dube. 480-984-6491.

Knitting/Crocheting Group – Mondays at 9:30 AM, Ocotillo room. For more information contact Belva Greenfield 480-993-7246.

Lapidary/Silversmith Club – Current Hours: Monday thru Friday, 8:30 - 11:30 AM and 1 - 3 PM. Club members are available during all open hours to help. For more information contact Wayne Gish, 480-984-1086.

Martial Arts Arms Collectors Group - On recess for the summer and will resume in the fall. Meetings are on the third Thursday of the month at 4 PM and held at 7820 E. Nopal Ave. Bring your collectable arms, books, medals and other memorabilia from the Civil War through WWII and give us a history lesson. NO LOADED GUNS. For more information, contact Horace Fernandez at 480-664-8094 or Bob Graziano at 480-266-1050.

Painting (Open) - Wednesday mornings from 9:30-11:30 AM in the Arts & Crafts room. For more information contact Claris Olson, 480-357-2550.

Quilting/Sunland Stitchers – Mondays and Wednesdays in the Oakwood room from 12:30 - 3:30 PM. For more information contact Debb Smith. 641-521-7015.

Stained Glass – Tuesdays at 9 AM, Wednesdays at 1 PM & Friday, 12:30 – 4 PM. For more information contact Stan Rybuck 480-986-0311. On summer recess until late October.


Active Singles - Wednesdays in the Mesa Verde room for cards and games. Come at 6 PM, meeting starts at 6:30 PM and the evening ends around 8:30 PM. All single men and women are welcome to come join in the fun. For more information contact Coreen Renner 480-830-7572.

Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support - Group meets the 3rd Thursday of the month at 1 PM in the Saguaro room. For more information contact Jan Vineyard, 480-373-5859.

Bible Study – For more information contact David Hall at 480-354-7151.

Bingo – Bingo plays most every Sunday except Easter in the auditorium. Doors open at 3:30 PM. Snack bar opens at 4:30 PM. Bingo starts at 6 PM. No person under the age of 18 may purchase packets, play games or claim prizes. Prize money will vary during the year based on attendance. Sunland Village East Bingo is played in accordance with the Arizona State Revenue rules and regulations, which are available on the premises along with the prominent display of the SVE Bingo license. The SVE Bingo Committee thanks you for playing "Bingo" with us! For more information contact Lydia or Ken Sobiech, 480-986-9822. Come enjoy friends, fun, food and games.

Book Club – Normally meet the first Tuesday of every month 10 AM in the Saguaro room. For more information contact Annette Alender, 562-715-0955

Village Chapel - The Village Chapel is a non-denominational ministry that exists to serve SVE residents and the surrounding community. For almost 30 years the chapel has been providing weekly worship services, seasonal Bible Studies and daily prayer and support for the ill and those grieving the loss of loved ones. We meet every Sunday at 9 AM in the SVE Auditorium. During the winter months we also meet at 6 PM on Tuesday evenings in the Oakwood Room. Whether you live in SVE or elsewhere, you are welcome to attend. For worshipers unable to attend Sunday services, viewing of the service is available via a streaming service. Visit the chapel’s website, for more information.

Chapel Choir – For more information contact Irma Kluth 608-385-4277.

Computer Club The first meeting of the new season is scheduled for Monday, September 16 (changed from Monday September 9th) beginning at 9 a.m. Visit our Club’s newsletter by clicking HERE for complete schedule. Fall/winter meetings are in the Mesa Verde room at 9 AM every Monday for “Questions and Answers with Joe”, followed at 10:15 AM with a special class or presentation. Please check out our website at to confirm dates and view all of our scheduled presentations. For additional information on the Computer Club, contact Dick Moon, 480-250-3033.

Computer Club Fix-It Tuesdays is in the Computer Training Center (North Complex), and is open to all SVE residents. There is a small fee for repairs. For a laptop, be sure to bring your power cord. Bring just the tower if your computer is a desktop model. Updates, cleanup, simple repairs, ram added (you furnish the ram). For more information contact Joe Zagar, 602-885-9666.

Computer Club MAC Group – Normally meet the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month from 1 to 3 PM in the Mesa Verde room. Contact Katie Gertz for more information, 480-330-2547.

Computer Club Linux User Group meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month in the computer lab, beginning at 6 PM.

Computer Club Digital Photo Group - The Digital Photo group meet on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month at 1 PM in the Mesa Verde room. Contact Mike Dailey for more information, 480-474-4467.

Daisy Street Block Watch - Meet the 3rd Monday of the month at 4:30 PM in the Mesa Verde room.

Dogs R’ Us Meetings are normally held the 3rd Saturday of every month in the Mesa Verde room at 9:30 AM. For more information contact Joyce Huettner, 480-380-9620.

Drama Club-SVE Players - Rehearsals are underway for the upcoming drama presentation by the SVE Players. Please contact Darlene Dalley (480-986-6985) or Vickie Briscoe (480-357-3942) for more details.

Family Home Evening Group – Meet the second Monday of every month in the Mesa Verde room at 6 PM. The FHE Group has potluck dinners followed by a wide variety of programs. For more information contact Donna Hartman 602-774-6926.

Friendship Circle On recess until October 19th. Meetings are normally held the 2nd Wednesday of every month October through April from 9:30-11:30 AM in the Mesa Verde room; coffee, devotions, bible study, and fellowship. For more information contact Maxine Zempel, 320-219-3316 or Betty Eggland, 480-354-6784.

Geneology – Meets on the 3rd Wednesday of each month throughout the year, 9 AM in the Mesa Verde room. For more information contact Gary VanValkenburg 480-361-5441.

Jam Session – Fridays from 12:30-2:45 PM in the SVE Auditorium. Doors open at noon. Free admission, 50/50 drawing each week, concession stand open. All are welcome to attend. For more information contact Blaine Janz, 480-245-7781.

Pancake Breakfast – Pancake breakfast is held the first Saturday of the month, November through April, 7 – 9:30 AM. Volunteers are always needed and welcome. Please contact Terry Rasberry for more information on how you can become a volunteer, 480-357-8182.

Red Hat Society - On recess until the fall. Meet the 4th Wednesday of each month at 9:30 AM in the Mesa Verde room. For more information contact Patti Scarborough, 480-838-6415.

Travel Club - Will resume in October. Club meets on the 1st Thursday of each month from 1 – 3 PM in the Saguaro room. For information please contact Mickey Sommerfeld, 480-373-9687.

Ukulele On recess until the fall. Wednesdays from 2 to 3 PM in the Saguaro room. For more information contact Lyn Langton, 480-380-5165.

Veterans ClubOn recess until October. The Veterans Club meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month. The Auditorium doors open at 4:30 PM, a potluck dinner starts at 5 PM. Please bring a dish that serves 10-12 people. The business meeting starts immediately after dinner. At the end of our meeting we have a speaker or entertainment. Dues are $15 per veteran and $15 per spouse. All veterans from all branches of the Armed Forces (U.S. & Canadian) (SVE residents & non-residents) are welcome to join the club. Spouses of a deceased veteran are also welcome to join. For more information contact Linda Hayden, 951-237-8142. Also see our monthly article in the SVE Outlook for the most current information.

Village Singers On summer recess until October. Meet Tuesdays in the Mesa Verde room. If you like to sing, please come join us. For further information, call Peggy Dronen, 612-616-0281.

Wood Carvers – Meet in the Arts & Crafts room from 12:30 to 3-4 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The coffee pot is always on. We have instructors in chip carving, relief, birds, Kachina and other types of carving. Come check us out, even if you have never picked up a knife to carve something other than a turkey. For more information contact Bob Doeden, 480-773-9264.

Wood Shop Summer hours. The Woodshop will be open on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9 AM to 12 noon provided there is at least one monitor present. If there is no activity, the woodshop may close earlier than noon. For more information contact Jim Hubert (winter months) 541-490-4852, or Doug Spencer (summer months) 480-280-0304.


Garden Condo I & II - For more information contact Dale Bos, 616-890-8483.

Garden Condo III - Check out our web site,, for the video about online electronic voting. You will be receiving the information for voting in our February election this month. For more information contact Eddie Fromm 480-3546279.

Golf I Condo – For information contact Dick Keim – 419-794-7111 (Ohio) or 480-292-9990.

Golf II Condo - For more information contact Linda DeBoer, 515-473-0527 or Lois Jordheim 701-793-4640.

Website Updates - Clubs/Activities coordinators please contact Nancy Rogers, to add your club activity information to the website. When contacting Nancy by e-mail, please put “SVE website” or your club name in the subject line.


All Clubs, Groups and Activities Coordinators should send mid-week updates to the office ( no later than 7 to 10 business days prior to the event.

All Clubs, Groups and Activities Coordinators - THE FILING CABINET LOCATED IN THE SVE OFFICE CONTAINS FOLDERS FOR ALL SVE CLUBS. PLEASE REMEMBER TO PICK UP ALL NEW UPDATES AND INFORMATION FOR YOUR CLUB ONCE A MONTH. Please contact SVE Activities with any schedule changes and coordinator updates.
Recycling bins are for cardboard and newspaper only. Please breakdown boxes. Please do not deposit plastic, including garbage bags in the recycling bins.

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