Artists Club provides the opportunity for residents of our
village to enjoy many different fine art mediums. We
encourage art through our classes, demonstrations, field trips
and participation in the Arts and Craft Show each spring and
fall. Stop by
the Arts and Crafts room to visit any group and check out our
schedule on the door.
CURRENT SCHEDULE (as of November 2013)
Watercolor -- New and Ongoing -- Monday 9 am
Watercolor Class -- experience needed --
Monday 1 pm
Experimental Watercolor and Acrylic --
Thursday 9 am
Drawing, pencis and ink -- Nov and Dec --
Friday 9 am
Among many activities offered here in our Village, billiards is
one of the most popular. Our teams travel to various
parks here in the East Valley where we play in competition.
At 8:00 AM every Saturday, we have a pool Shoot Out that is open
to all players, both men and women. Open play for men is
every Tuesday and Thursday at 8:00 AM and ladies open play is at
12:30 PM the same days. We are located next to the SVE
Association Office in the north activity area and access can be
obtained with your SVE activity card. Join us and become
acquainted with your neighbor.
Bingo is played every Sunday evening,
beginning at 6:00 pm, in the SVE Auditorium. 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 Sate Revenue rules and regulations,
whicdh are available on the premises along with the prominent
display of the SVE Bingo license.
Our Bocce Ball is a version of Italian Lawn Bowling except
that we play on carpeted courts. We have our four courts
located just east of the Mesa Verde Room. The game is not
strenuous and can be played by people who are quite elderly and
even somewhat handicapped. From the first week in January
to the last week in March we have organized league play.
Men play on Mondays, women on Tuesdays and mixed couples play on
Thursdays and Fridays. Wednesdays are reserved for open
play Starting time is always 9:30 AM. From April
until the end of November we have open play on Monday through
Friday in the evening. Our courts are lighted for night
play and the starting time is 7:00 PM. In addition to
playing the game, we are also involved with tournaments that
include teams from other parks, fund-raising and other social
activities. All residents of Sunland Village East
are invited to participate in our open play and to join our club
Within SVE there are three bowling leagues that bowl through March
and two organized open bowling groups that meet socially in the
summertime. The purpose of these leagues is to promote the
sport of bowling in SVE and advance socialization within our
village. Bowlers of all skill levels are encouraged to have
fun and enjoy the sport and fellowship of bowling.
Superstition Senior Mixed Bowling League
bowls at Mesa East Lanes on Monday at 3:30 PM for 19 weeks,
October through March. Each year 16 teams are made up
randomly form the membership list.
longest running leagues in the village are the SVE Mixed Bowling
League and the SVE No-Tap Bowing League, both of which bowl at
Brunswick Lanes for 20 weeks. Both leagues are
non-sanctioned handicap leagues. Our goal is to have a
good time while getting some good exercise. The No-Tap
league bowls on Monday at 1:30 PM. The Mixed League bowls
on Wednesday at 1:30 PM Both leagues presently consist of
3 people per team, resulting in a faster pace. The teams
are assigned at the beginning of each season, using last year's
averages, so that teams begin with nearly the same team
averages. At the end of each season there is a fantastic
bowling banquet and great prizes. This is not the usual
boring bowling banquet -- you have to see it to believe it!
Wednesday Night Practice Bridge is underway. This is the
perfect place to hone your skills without serious tournament play.
No scolding is allowed and a fun night of practice bridge is
guaranteed. 7 PM every Wednesday in the small card room.
The Whys and Where's of Ceramics..... Classes with
instructors are Monday and Tuesday mornings between 9 to noon and
Tuesday afternoon 1:00 to 4:00. Our instructor is Genie
Oganovich. The classes are fun, fulfilling and extremely
We also have special classes with instructors coming from all
over to show different techniques such as "air brushing", "brush
strokes"," horsehair", etc. We make items for holidays,
gifts for our family and friends or to sell at the Arts and
Crafts Show and Sale, which is held in March and November.
We also have two shelves in the Ceramic Room for sale for last
in all, it is a good time and get out of the house and
The Village Chapel is a nondenominational
ministry operated for and by residents of Sunland Village East.
It was started in 1990 by a group of SVE residents under the
leadership of Paster Wyn Olson, a resident since 1988. In
October 2011, Wyn Olson resigned as pastor of the Village Chapel and
on January 8, 2012, Richard Koerselman was called to serve as the
pastor of the Village Chapel, beginning on May 1, 2012.
objective is to glorify the Lord, teach Biblical truth and provide a
place of worship with our neighbors. We meet for worship and fellowship in the SVE Auditorium each Sunday at 9 AM and for
Bible Study in the Oakwood Room at the Palo Verde Building on
Tuesdays at 7 PM from November through March.
Our choir meets for practice each
Thursday at 2:00 PM in the Mesa Verde Room and performs each
Sunday under the director of Karen Bader.
The sermons are Bible centered and focused on relevant issues.
Our order of service is informal, but reverent, and our music
is traditional. A freewill offering is received each
Sunday to cover our operating expenses and our donation to
charities. We contribute $10,000 to the SVEHOA each year
for the use of their facilities. Monthly donations
to Chapel charities are made during the year.
to view Slide show from
December 2012 Dogs R Us Get Together
(please be patient while it opens)
(photos taken by Norma Walsh)
The purpose of the
is to enhance the enjoyment of dog ownership by Sunland Village East
residents by engaging in shared human-canine activities; to promote
responsible dog ownership by its members; and to foster and improve
the relationship between SVE HOA dog owners and non-dog owners.
The club’s membership is open to all dog owners and non-dog owner
residents of Sunland Village East who subscribe to the purposes of
the club. Club meetings are normally held on the
3rd Saturday of each month - 10 am, November through April,
with the Annual Meeting being held in March of each year.
The location of the meeting will be in the Mesa Verde
building unless otherwise notified .
Exercise Equipment Rooms
can be found near both the North and South swimming pools. The
North room has equipment located in two areas on either side of the
pool. The South pool has equipment located on the East side of
The Exercise Rooms are available to all SVE adults over the age of
All ladies who live in Sunland Village East and who attend Our
Savior's Lutheran Church on Ellsworth are welcome to join us.
The Sunland Village East Friendship Group meets the second
Wednesday morning of every month at 9:30 AM in the Mesa Verde
Room in Sunland Village East.
We have an active group and enjoy our time together. Our
main purpose is for friendship and support for one another.
Come and join us and you will have the opportunity to meet and
become friends with 40 very nice ladies. We also have a
charitable project each year.
We open and close our meeting with devotions and prayer.
At times, we go together to various restaurants for lunch and
we enjoy Christian fellowship with one another.
We look forward to meeting you and welcoming you into our
The Genealogy club meets on the first and third
Wednesday of every month.
On the first Wednesdays, It meets in the Mesa Verde Room parking lot
at 8:45 AM to carpool to the Family History Center or the Arizona
State Archives at 9 AM.
On the third Wednesdays, It meets in the Mesa Verde Room at 9:00 AM.
Frequently, knowledgeable speakers make presentations and conduct
workshops at the Club’s meetings.
The Club maintains a list of surnames that are being researched by
its members with submitter’s names and contact information.
The list offers an opportunity to make connections. The list
is passed around at all meetings. Backup index cards showing
brief pedigrees are available for review during the meetings, also.
A donation of $1 per meeting attended is requested to defray the
Club’s expenses, including speaker honorariums and purchase of
equipment and reference materials.
The Clubs’ coordinators are:
Gospel, Country, Waltz, two-step, Rock and
Roll, boogie, Polka, Old-time from the
Gay Nineties up! Come
to Sunland Village East, Friday Jam Sessions! Bring your
listening ears, dancing shoes, singing voices, or musical
instruments. All are welcome! Amateurs and professional
musicians join together to bring two hours of down home fun,
beginning at 1:00 PM on Fridays in the Auditorium.
THIS CLUB LITTERALLY ROCKS! SVE
Residents are invited and encouraged to drop in to the
Lapidary and Silversmith Club workshop in the North Complex
and check out the equipment and activities available to them
in learning and performing the crafts of "lapidary" and
"silversmithing." Club members are available during
all open hours to show you "what to do and how" to perform
these skills. For example, you can make a special
necklace or ring for yourself, daughter, or a grandchild and
you can repair that favorite piece of jewelry (or we can
repair it for you). Meetings are held on the second
Thursday of each month at 9:00 a.m. (unless otherwise
posted). To join the club, annual dues are $20.00.
TO GET YOU STARTED, the Club will furnish the materials for
your first ring or pendant project.
The workshop is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. -
11:30 a.m. with demonstrations on Monday afternoons, 1:00
p.m., - 3:00 p.m. (summer hours will be posted); stop in and
see what's going on. The following club members have
volunteered to help you. Call them for information
The Library contains a variety of media, something for everyone.
You can find all sorts of reading material, from Science Fiction,
Romance, Mystery and Biographies, to name a few categories. We
have Large Print books. You’ll also find jigsaw puzzles, DVD’s, Audio and Video
All the material has been donated. When you find
something interesting, books or videos, you are welcome to take it
home with you. When you finish reading or viewing, bring it
back and select another, since we operate on an honor system.
The Library is organized according to the type of reading material.
There are books considered to be fiction and also nonfiction.
There are paperbacks as well as hardbacks. We have Westerns,
books in a series, cookbooks, health, hobbies and travel books.
We have many volunteers who keep the books shelved when books are
In the back area of the library, we have shelving for magazines, a
jigsaw puzzle table, and four computers. The Computer Club
updates and maintains the computers.
The SVE library has two areas where you can sit and read a book or
just talk to friends. Stop by and visit this great addition to
aim is to get to know brother Masons residing in the Village and to
enlist their participation in activities that will be beneficial to
the members and other residents of the village. There are
social activities where members and their ladies, and widows of
Masons, will participate.
If you are a Mason and have not been contacted by a member, please
Club business meeting monthly at Michaels Restaurant on the Green in
the back room the third Thursday of month at 11:30 AM October
-thru- March. Many Village Masons meet for Coffee at Michaels each
Thursday Am at 9:00am.
At SVE have a social veterans group. We meet
at 5:00 PM in the Auditorium on the third Wednesday of each month,
October through April. Our program usually opens with respect
to our U.S. Flag, followed by a delicious potluck dinner, with lots
of fellowship. After dinner, we have a brief business meeting,
then top off the evening with great entertainment. The Vet's
spouse or guest is included as a member. Please join us for
fun, food and fellowship on the third Wednesday of each month at
5:00 PM. Our main goal is to keep in touch with our fellow
vets here in the Village. Once each season the men serve a
complimentary dinner to the ladies in appreciation for the fine food
they provide throughout the year. Darlene Rich: Social
chairman, 986-6985 and Les James: President, 380-4627.
Sunland Village East is the only community in North America, to our
knowledge, that is 100% organized under the Neighborhood Watch
program. As of January 1, 2003 we list 75 Block Watch groups
which involves some 325 volunteers as Block Captains and Assistants.
The Neighborhood Watch program is nation wide and locally is
directed by the Mesa Police Department.
Neighborhood Watch has proven to be a great crime deterrent and, in
SVE, has in addition added considerably to the quality of life by
way of building an esprit de corps among our residents. If you
are new to SVE, we highly recommend that you get in touch with your
Block Captain who can assist you to get acquainted with your
neighbors and help you to quickly become immersed in our social
life. We love to see newcomers joining our ranks and
contributing toward our Village well-being.
Block Watch groups are required to have two social functions of some
kind each year. Many groups within SVE exceed this required
minimum and some have get-togethers monthly and sometimes 2-4 groups
meet together. This all helps to expand our friendship base,
improves our security, and enhances the pleasure of life in SVE - An
Active Community at its Best.
We encourage newcomers and long term residents alike to step forward
and volunteer to serve as Block Captains and/or Assistants. An
annual turn-over of leadership benefits us all. The tasks are
light and the benefits many.
Pickleball was created with one thing in mind:
FUN!It is a game
designed to be challenging, but accessible for all ages and
abilities. It is easy to learn and play, whether you are
five, eighty-five or somewhere in between.
The game has a funny name, but don’t let that mislead you. It
is a game similar to tennis, ping pong and badminton. It
is played on a badminton-sized court with special pickleball
paddles. The ball used is similar to a whiffle ball.
Did you know Pickeball is the fastest growing sport in the United
States? It has gained in popularity with Seniors who want to
keep young ,both physically and mentally.
Pickleball is HERE in SVE. Membership has now
reached 128 members and increasing steadily. With our
newly constructed courts we are now able to offer beginner lessons,
practice sessions, social and round-robin play.
Yearly membership is only $10.00 !
Meetings, combined with a social get- together are held on the
second Sunday of every month.
Pickleball may be the “best kept secret” in SVE… Let’s change that!!Come and join us at the Pickleball Courts! For further
information contact Club President, Dan Oborn 480-357-2860.
President….. Dan Oborn
Vice President… Darlene Mathews
Treasurer….. Ray Warner
Secretary… Kay Romstadt
some of the Delicious Soup & Chile Recipes from the
Pickleball Club's Soup Contest
promote interest and training in quilting. ●To promote those sewing related activities desired by the
●To provide teachers and teaching aids to the membership.
●To encourage and develop individual creativity
encourage activity in the clubs community and charity projects. Click here for more info about the "Stitchers"
your RV sit around collecting dust all winter? Do you go to
the storage lot and run the engine periodically just because it is
good for the RV? Why not get it out of storage and join the
Sun Runners RV Club for fun in the sun? We are really a
great group and we invite any and all of you with any kind of an RV
to join us. Usually, we travel in and about Arizona, seeing
what this state is all about. But occasionally we travel
further for special outings such as Monument Valley, Utah; Pahrump,
Nevada; and Indio, California.
Our outings include a lot of camaraderie, good
Sun Runners chili, friendly banter, and great card games!
Everyone takes their turn at being wagonmaster, with the more
experienced RV-ers pairing up with the inexperienced. At
Christmas time, we go as a group to dinner and a show in the area,
but because everyone is busy with family and friends, we do not go
out with the RVs in December. We meet in
the Mesa Verde Room at 3:00 PM the first Tuesday of the month from
October through April.
Come see what we are all about !!
The Red Hat
Society meets the 4th Wednesday of each month for a tea
in the Mesa Verde Room.All ladies of SVE are
invited to attend.Just wear your purple
outfit with a red hat and join us for a great time of food, fun and
fellowship.Bring your own teacup and teabag.Refreshments will be provided.
The Shuffleboard Club plays every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
mornings with summer hours starting at 9am at the shuffleboard courts just North of
the tennis courts. We play through April or until it gets too
hot. All are invited. For more info, call Karen Lewis at
The "Sunsationals" Tap Club
began in 1990 for seniors that wanted to tap dance. Now
dancers, ages fifties through their eighties dance their way to fun
and fitness here at Sunland Village East. Dance revues are
presented every other year with the next revue scheduled for March
dancing is wonderful exercise for the mind and the body.
Dancers have to concentrate on each step as well as remember the
sequence of the steps. Its also a great stress reducer and
good for the balance. Along with keeping the body and mind
sharp, members enjoy the friendships they have made through
belonging to the group. New members, men and women, are always
Classes for beginners and
experienced dancers begin in November each year on Tuesday at 9 AM
with practice on Friday mornings
at 9 AM in the Sunland Village East Auditorium.
has an outstanding Tennis Club whose mission is to provide its
members with fun, fitness and friendship through tennis. The Tennis
Club has an excellent program, providing coaching and lessons at all
levels, opportunities for league and non-league play, social events
and a lot more. Tennis Club activities include the various tennis
tournaments, league play, practice sessions, scheduled lessons and
fun games. But in addition to the tennis activities, there are a
number of social events and fund raising projects. This combination
of activities makes this such a great tennis club. Playing tennis is
fun and so is the personal reward found in volunteering at the
various events and activities. New members are assigned to a tennis
level to match their skill. You only compete with players at your
own level and ability. The Club offers free lessons for beginners
and we have loaner tennis rackets if you need one. Over half of our
members never played tennis before they joined the Club.
NEW to the
Village? Well, if you are interested in fun, friendship and fitness,
with lots of social activities and delicious dining thrown in for
good measure, then come over and join us at the courts. Lessons for
beginners and experienced players begin in November.
Christoffers at 480-358-1791 to find your spot on the court.
Membership is only $35 per
year and is one of the best values around. Come on down to the
courts and see for yourself or talk to one of our ambassadors below.
You’ll be glad you did.
Lee and Dana Jackson
Jim and Mary Laframboise
Ron and Diana Roskuski288-9606
Helga and Moody Welman
President –Lona Christoffers
Vice-president –Vikki Dillon
Secretary – LinDa Stougard
Treasurer – Roger Betts
Publicist – Diana Roskuski
Invitational chair – Leatrice Dewey
Social chair – John Gleason
Past-president – Fred Gross
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UPCOMING EVENTS - 2014
Tennis Club -- Open
Round Robin play 8:30-10 a.m., Mon/Wed/Fri through May. New
residents contact John Gleason for rating/team information (480)
Our group is for anyone who likes to carve. We meet on Tuesday
and Thursdays afternoons from 12:30 to 4:00 PM in the Arts and Craft room
at the Main Complex. We
greet new people and also visit with friends. We have coffee
and cookies. We have a meeting the first Tuesday of each month
except in the summer. We have a good time. Membership is
$10.00 per year.
For more information call: Bob Doeden 480-773-9264