"Home of the SaddleBrooke Ranch Clubs"

This website is home of SaddleBrooke Ranch clubs ("SBR Clubs"). The SBR HOA website links to this website to present all SBR Clubs to all residents and the general public.

Sites within this overall website are in most cases sites for the clubs, in other cases, special documents that provide information about the club. Regardless of the form, the club information must be viewable to the general public without requiring signing up for an account or signing in to the site.

Clubs, Associations, Groups, Activities ... What's the difference? All of these are special interest organizations operated by residents of SaddleBrooke Ranch for the benefit of all our residents wishing to join. Organizations refer to themselves as "associations", "groups" and "activities" in addition to "clubs". There is no practical distinction among these organizations, and all require taking steps to form their organization with the HOA. For purposes of this website, the term "clubs" is used to refer to all such organizations.

All clubs organized in conjunction with the SaddleBrooke Ranch HOA are considered to be SBR Clubs and included on this website. Only SBR Clubs are listed here.

Add Your Club or Community Activity

This website presents all clubs that are "recognized" by the SBR HOA and thus be an SBR Club. To form an HOA recognized club, the chief officer ("CO") of the club meets with the HOA Admin who is designated by the SBR HOA to have the responsibility for making sure club officials are aware of responsibilities and to signify agreement by signing the document(s) as the HOA deems necessary and that may change from time to time. The CO is typically the President of the club, for those clubs that have a formal organization with elevted officers or is the acknowledged leader of the club. The Admin initializes the club by making entries into a database and gives the CO a password so that the CO or his/her delegate can complete the information that the club wants to be seen by the public.

If you are a resident of SaddleBrooke Ranch Arizona and would like to have presence on this website for your SaddleBrooke Ranch club, click More Clubs for learn more. The SBR HOA website links to this SBR Clubs website, so residents of SaddleBrooks Ranch will discover this website and explore the various clubs for possible membership. Also, non-residents can explore what clubs are offered as part of their decision making process for choosing SaddleBrooke Ranch to be their next home.

Inclusion of your club on this website is free.

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ items will be added to address questions that I am receiving.

For site visitors

  • How do I use this site? Select a club category from the list below. Click it to open a list of clubs in that category. Click the club title to open the club website or other document that describes the club. Extra "widget" (special functions) are often provided; click the icons to discover what they provide (many are intuitive), or check out the widget icon explanations in this FAQ.
  • Why doesn't the club name act as a link for some clubs? As of your reading of this, some or many clubs may not have entered the information for their club. This site is under development, and even when completed, there may be clubs being formed that are in the condition.
  • How do I contact someone at the club from this site? Notice the names associated with small envelope icons. Click one according to your purpose for contacting the club. An email form opens for you to submit your query.

For club officials

  • How do I form a club? Once you know what your club is, who the Chief Official for the club will be along with that person's email address, and the Club Name, you will meet with the HOA Admin for SBR Clubs to register your club. In that meeting, the Admin will enter that information, and when submitted, the club will be formed and appear on this site. Only HOA-registered clubs (meaning as well groups and activities) will automatically appear on this site.
  • Who enters the information about my club? A club offial does. It's up to the "Chief Official" to determine who it is, and most will opt for themselves to do that. The club official will log in to a special page where they can enter and edit that information. But that feature is not yet ready.
  • When will I be able to enter the information for my club? Not scheduled at this time, but the feature should be ready in the next few months. In the meantime, submit a link for your club name, and I will enter that for you. The rest of it will have to wait for that feature.
  • How do I determine the category for my club? In most cases, it will be obvious. In other cases, determine the main point of the club and pick a category accordingly. In rare cases, it may be necessary to create a new category. That's simple for a club to do, but we are concerned about a proliferation of categories making the site more difficule to use. For that reason, the HOA Admin person with whom you work to register your club will work with you to select a category.
  • How do I get a website for my club? Numerous options are available. First, you might not need a website depending on the nature of your club and the amount of information you can provide about your club in the listing on this page. Or a simple PDF file may suffice, where more information needs to be provided than is appropriate for the club description in this listing. If a true website is needed, there are options. Among those options is a member of the club with suitable skills creating one using, for example, one of the many template website generator apps (such as provided by GoDaddy, VIX, SiteBuilder, and others). If a custom site is needed and no one in the club has the skills for doing that, you can contract with someone or an organization of your choice to do that. There may be others in SBR who will offer that service. Under certain conditions, I will be availale to create simple websites. More information will be forthcoming on this topic.

IMPORTANT: READ CLUBS NEWS HERE

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08 Aug 2018 10:57
MyGrove has officially changed their name to "GroupWorks". 
Please use "GroupWorks" in all ongoing reference to this application.

30 Jul 2018 21:01
Status of SBR Clubs website development 
We've entered into a circling pattern to give RCI (Robson Communities Inc) time to review and comment on the evolving SBR Clubs website. It makes sense that they care a lot about the design, because this site effectively represents RCI to the public. They also care about the design eliminating a webmaster (me) once completed due to the fact that the information that the HOA and the club officials enter (using simple forms) completely drive site operation. We are in agreement to slow down imp ... read RSS feed item

27 Jul 2018 09:04
MyGrove changing name to GroupWorks 
This, from MyGrove:

...some exciting MyGrove news: We are changing our name to GroupWorks! In the coming weeks, when you log into MyGrove, you will be automatically redirected to the GroupWorks.com login screen. Your username and password will be the same, so the transition will be seamless for you. What will change? Our name, logo and colors. Everything else you’ve come to know and love -- the functionality of our platform -- will remain the same.

18 Jul 2018 08:01
The problem with "mass" emailing, and a preview of using feeds 
The question comes up now and then about placing large email lists ("mass mailing") on the To: line of your personal email versus the Bcc: line. Here's what one informed person says about this on a forum, replying to a person recommending using the To: line:

All it takes is one person's computer to be infected with virus/malware and everyone is now harvested. That's what the Bcc: is for!

You are encouraged not to use mass emailings in this manner using your personal email, wh ... read RSS feed item

01 Jun 2018 21:15
Implentation Plan for Adding Clubs and Club Information Onto the SBR Clubs Site 
Before the information for clubs now in SBR Clubs 2.0 can be expanded and widgets can be put to work, as well as before clubs not yet in the system can be added, the "method" for club COs to enter the information must first be developed and tested. Club COs are responsible for the content itself and for entering it onto the site. It will be simple, based on forms.

That having been said, two new clubs (Illinois and Woodworkers) will be added early on as part of the development process. Please ... read RSS feed item

28 May 2018 20:52
INTRODUCING "QUICK PICK" -- Short-Cut Access for Frequent Users 
Prior to this change, one method was provided for finding a club of interest. That method was to select a section of clubs based on the Club Category. Typically the category is obvious, but there can be cases not so obvious. For example, a person's hobby can be to produce works of art. Do you look into "Hobbies" or "Art & Technology"? This method works well for people who are not yet familiar with the clubs at SBR. But for frequent users, the extra navigation can be an inconvenience if ... read RSS feed item

22 May 2018 13:24
SBR Clubs 2.0 v1 Now Released 
SBR Clubs 2.0 is now the new landing page for all HOA Clubs/Groups/Activities (which we refer to generically as clubs).

This is version 1 that supports all the existing clubs as presented on the previous "tile" version of the site. This new site is more like a directory with features attached to listings in the directory as chosen (or will be chosen) by club leaders appropriate to their needs.

Please report any issues to Ken Gorman by going to the Contact page (use the "More" drop down l ... read RSS feed item

20 May 2018 13:39
UPDATE: Widget Samples On Display for Your Consideration in Planning Your Club Presentation 
As of this writing, you will find a number of widgets being used for display and function purposes only. (I may fiddle with graphics or sequencing widgets, whatever.) Additional widgets are being considered. The purpose of showing these now is to help you plan your club's presentation on the SBR Clubs website. (Before I start, remember, the link to the SBR Clubs 2.0 site under development is www.saddlebrookeranch.org/index3.php .)

1. Every club listing now includes a mail icon that when ... read RSS feed item

NEW! QUICK PICK

Clubs that do not yet have a description of graphic "tile" are not shown in the Quick Picks but can be found in the "Browse Clubs by Category" section below.

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Linda Club
The only qualification for the Linda club is that your first name is Linda. What do we do? What ever we want. But mostly lunch and laughter. Submit the email form below to Linda Harvey, organizer and chairperson of the club, to get welcomed into the club.
 Chief Official: Linda Harvey




OR BROWSE CLUBS BY CATEGORY

Arts & Technology

Artist Showcase
Artists of SaddleBrooke Ranch are invited to present samples of their masterpieces on this website to bring to the attention of the community the fine work being produced by our residents. The site provides a convenient means for contacting artists to offer feedback about their art, and if interested, to make arrangement for making a purchase from those artists who offer their work for sale.
Chief Official: Ken Gorman



Artists Open Studio
Chief Official: Sharon Morey




Photography Group
Chief Official: Steve Weiss




We Be Beaders
We Be Beaders is also known as the SaddleBrooke Ranch Beading Club. Membership is open to all SaddleBrookeRanch residents. Our purpose is to have fun creating jewelry and other objects with beads, yarn, wires and more. Classes are often offered with kits available for purchase.
Chief Official: Sharon Marchant



Bon Appetit

Dining Out Groups
The Restaurant Dining Out Club is open to all SaddleBrooke Ranch residents. The purpose of this club is to provide a way for its members to meet and socialize with other SB Ranch resident-members. The club is ideal for couples as well as single members. There are no membership dues.
Chief Official: Linda Harvey



Safe Eating Club
The SAFE EATING Club was started by SaddleBrooke Ranch residents who have food sensitivities, allergies or intolerances.
Chief Official: Melanie Ritson
Admin Assistant: Tove Pape



Citizenship & Service

Citizens Awareness Forum
Chief Official: Tom Sorensen




Democratic Club
Chief Official: Matt Nelson




Law Enforcement Group
Chief Official: Chuck Thomas




Republican Club
Chief Official: Mary Ann Melhorn




Veterans Club
Chief Official: Ken Robinson




Fun & Games

Billiards Club
(No description provided.)
Chief Official: Jim Kauffman



Bridge, Duplicate
We have two organized sessions per week: informal and fun party bridge and competitive duplicate bridge. You must be a member to register to play in either session. Please contact us about participating in our fun sessions and receiving information you need to register for a session.
Chief Official: Faylene Licter



Bridge, Party
We have two organized sessions per week: informal and fun party bridge and competitive duplicate bridge. You must be a member to register to play in either session. Please contact us about participating in our fun sessions and receiving information you need to register for a session.
Chief Official: Jim Volz



Euchre
Chief Official: Tom Ridolfo




Hand & Foot
Chief Official: Margie Jacox




Mah Jongg - Evening
Chief Official: Rainie Warner




Mah Jongg Club
If you are interested in joining our Mah Jongg club, please contact us at our website or use the link below.
Chief Official: Betty Pearce



Mexican Train
Chief Official: Zenia Fera




Shanghai
Chief Official: Ross & Florence Messer




Trivia Club
Team Trivia is for SaddleBrooke Ranch Residents and their house guests, as well as Robson Preferred Guests. A team consists of at least 2 and not more than 4 players. The teams can stay together from week to week. Drop-ins are welcome to come as few or as many times during the month as they are able.
Chief Official: Steve Groth



Health & Fitness

Running Group
Chief Official: Betty Schaefer




Wellness Roundup
Chief Official: Linda Shannon-Hill




Helping Hands

Cancer Support Group
Chief Official: Sandy Jessop




Coping with Loss
Chief Official: Linda Shannon-Hills




Gathering Hearts
Chief Official: Carol Smith




I Wish
The purpose of 'I Wish' is to connect SBR residents who would appreciate some help with other residents who are willing to lend their neighbors a hand. If you would like help, use the My Wish page to submit your wish. An email will go out over night to everyone who has signed up to offer help. If you want to know when help is needed, sign up for email alerts.
Chief Official: Tove Pape



Hobbies

Gardeners Exchange
Chief Official: Zann Wilson




Paper Crafting & Scrapbooking
Chief Official: Cheri Utsler




Quilting Group, Piecemakers
The Ranch Piecemakers quilt group was formed to promote and exchange ideas and develop skills among members, friends and guests who are engaged or interested in quilting and related needlework. In addition, we are committed to providing the warmth and caring of new quilts to people in need. Please join us to learn, create and laugh with other quilters.
Chief Official:



Stitch n Chat
Chief Official: Linda Shannon-Hills




Wild Wonderful Weavers
Chief Official: Camille de la Torre




WoodWorkers Club
Chief Official: Jeff Hansen




Out & About

Armchair Travel
Chief Official: Carol Fielding




Bike Riding
Chief Official: Ray Malaski




Horseback Riding Group
The Horseback Riding Group is for those who would like to see the Tucson area's most beautiful landscapes without having to walk it themselves. We take trail rides at a variety of local stables. The rides are at a walk, just to enjoy the beautiful scenery with other horse loving friends.
Chief Official: Rebecca Williams



Ranch Riders Motorcyle Club
The purpose of the Ranch Riders Motorcycle Club is to promote responsible motorcycling activities for the residents of SaddleBrooke Ranch who enjoy the adventure and freedom of riding of motorcycles on the open road. The group enjoys local scenic back road cruises, outings exploring more of Arizona, and overnight adventures around the southwest. A variety of rides are organized for all skill levels.
Chief Official: Ron Knapp



Performing Arts

Ranch Players
Chamber Theater is a small group of actors usually performing in a room rather than onstage. It has an intimate feel that allows the audience to be drawn the into the action. There can be narration. The actors keep their scripts in their hands as they perform. No memorization is required! No matter how much or how little theatrical experience you may have, The Ranch Players offers something for you. Our goal is to present quality plays while giving Ranch members opportunities to participate in all aspects of theater - acting, voice coaching, directing, writing, producing, staging, light and sound design and production. Don't miss the fun!
Chief Official: Josephine Zara
Admin Assistant: Michael Duwe
Secretary/Treasurer: Consuelo Melhuish



Pets, Vets & More

PetWise
We are all about all topics relevant to pets, from health care to safety to events and grooming, and more. The PetWise website has categories of articles and news to simplify your search for helpful information. Click title of articles or to relevant websites including those in our resources list. The website is operated by a staff of unpaid volunteers specializing in various topic areas. PetWise is the brainchild of its publisher, Linda Gorman.
Chief Official: Linda Gorman



Song & Dance

Dance Club
The SBR Dance Club was established to provide an opportunity for SBR residents to come together in a relaxed social setting during scheduled times with an open dance floor to learn, practice, and enjoy dancing. You do no need to know how to dance.
Chief Official: Dan Smejkal



Western Dance Group
Chief Official: Bill Henderson




Sports

Golf, Couples Golf
Chief Official: Paul Knott




Golf, Lady Niners
The Lady Niners is a casual group intended to provide a way to playgolf in a relaxed environment. Although there are no dues, by-lawsor officers, participants may be asked to volunteer for events and outings in the community. Additionally, from time to time, we are invited to participate in events sponsored by other groups in the area. Both are excellent ways to meet other golfers and further experience the social aspects of our community and the game of golf.
Chief Official: Janice Neal



Golf, Men's Golf Association
This is the SaddleBrooke Ranch Men's Golf Association Website. Guests are welcome to browse. This site is for all SBRMGA needs including tournament and non-tournament information, newsletters, by-laws, member information, posting scores, links to Chelsea and AGA, pace of play tips, local rules and much more.
Chief Official: Tim McCauley



Golf, Ranchette Putters
This group is a pleasant social group whose aim is to make new friends, have fun, enjoy the outdoors and improve putting skills. For those interested in competition, weekly, monthly, and annual prizes are given.
Chief Official: Nancy Galant



Golf, Sundowners Men's 9-Hole Group
Chief Official: Les Brown




Golf, Women's Golf Association
We are a group of women who love the game of golf and play every Tuesday morning. Our goal is to provide an opportunity to enjoy golf and compete in a friendly manner, while building friendships and having fun!
Chief Official: Jean Cheszek



Pickleball Association
We welcome all SaddleBrooke Ranch residents and renters to use the pickleball facilities, participate in coaching sessions for new players, and join our club. We also welcome guests and family members of our residents to use the courts during non-scheduled Club time.
Chief Official: Keith Sturdivant
Admin Assistant: Keith Sturdivant



Table Tennis Association
Join us for casual games of table tennis. We play both doubles and singles. Skill levels range from 'I played a long long time ago' to pretty snappy. Sometimes we get serious and have a cardiovascular workout, sometimes we just practice doing weird shots, sometimes we quit early and head off to the Bistro for a beer. But we always have fun and laugh a lot.
Chief Official: Ken Gorman
Admin Assistant: Tom Reuter
Secretary/Treasurer: Lowell Sletten



Tennis Association
The purpose of SBR Tennis is to stimulate and maintain interest in tennis at SaddleBrooke Ranch; to promote good fellowship and sportsmanship among the members; and to enhance the social and recreational lives of SaddleBrooke Ranch property owners and their guests. All levels of skill are accommodated. Additional activities are planned to enhance the tennis experience at SBR. These activities include exhibition tennis, clinics, group or private lessons, mixed doubles, round robin tournaments and socials.
Chief Official: Steve Ordahl
Admin Assistant: Sandy Schlager
Secretary/Treasurer: Sandy Schlager



Trap Shooting
Chief Official: Jim Jensen




States of Previous Existence

California Club
If you have ever lived in California, this Club is for you! We meet on a quarterly basis to get together and have a great time. We've done themed Happy Hours at the Bistro, a country western-themed BBQ night at Cadillac Chaparral, an evening at the Gaslight Theater just to name a few.
Chief Official: Deena Robinson



Colorado Club
Social gatherings are planned for once a quarter at neighbor's homes. Other joint activities will be planned between times, such as watching Bronco games together at the Oracle Inn, going to Rockie's Baseball games with the Arizona Diamondbacks or sports games with Colorado university teams and the University of Arizona.
Chief Official: Linda Shannon-Hills



Illinois Club
Our Illinois Club, formed in February, 2018, invites all former residents of Illinois residing in SaddleBrooke Ranch to join our group. The only requirement is that either you or your spouse must have lived in Illinois at one time. We meet quarterly to eat, drink, gab and get to know each other while pursuing an activity such as a picnic, progressive dinner, theater night, Cubs/Sox/Bears game at a pizza restaurant, holiday party or a barbeque.
Chief Official: Carolee Bailey
Admin Assistant: Dianne Johns



New York New Jersey Club
The SaddleBrooke Ranch New York New Jersey Club, was founded in 2017. Its purpose is for former residents of these states to enjoy events and activities together in a social setting while embracing the culture, diversity and people from this area. Singles and couples are welcome. We mostly like to eat and talk.
Chief Official: Kim Schweitzer



Pacific Northwest Club
We welcome any of you who have ever lived in: Alaska, BC, Idaho, Oregon, Washington and Montana. We invite you to join us for gatherings scattered throughout the year that will bring us together to get to know one another better and give us the opportunity to socialize and root for our favorite teams
Chief Official: Corine Sturdivant



Studies & Research

Bible Study
Chief Official: Judy Smith




Book Club
Chief Official: Pauline Albert




Great Courses
Chief Official: Ross Messer




Non-Fiction Reading Group
Chief Official: Kay Lantow




Oracle Dark Sky Committee
Chief Official: Chip Parfet




Outside The Box
Chief Official: Ross Messer




Ranch Roots Genealogy Club
Come and be encouraged by the fellowship of our members and join us as we share our successes and challenges in genealogy, searching for our ancestors and preserving our family stories. Whatever your level in doing genealogy, just beginning your research or those who have a great deal of experience, you will enjoy being in a group where your excitement is appreciated!
Chief Official: Pegg Ridolfo



Thursday Talks
Chief Official: Linda Shannon-Hills




This & That

Linda Club
The only qualification for the Linda club is that your first name is Linda. What do we do? What ever we want. But mostly lunch and laughter. Submit the email form below to Linda Harvey, organizer and chairperson of the club, to get welcomed into the club.
Chief Official: Linda Harvey



Sandy Club
Chief Official: Sandy Seay




Shalom Club
The Shalom Club is dedicated to the enrichment of Jewish life for SaddleBrooke Ranch residents. Various events and activities will be designed to connect Jews of all backgrounds, their spouses, partners, and friends who are interested in living a contemporary Jewish life. Our goal is to create a warm and welcoming environment in our community that builds strong relationships, celebrates together, and supports each other in times of need.
Chief Official: Leslie Gordon



Singles Club
The objective of the Singles Club is to foster and promote leisure, social, and cultural interests for the single residents of our community. Activities might include dinners around town, cookouts at members' homes, wine tastings, plays, trips, and picnics to name a few. The limitations for the club are the members must be single and must live in Saddlebrooke Ranch.
Chief Official: Jan Martin



Women's Club
The Women's Club luncheons are a great way to get to know your neighbors. All female residents in the community are invited to join. Luncheons are held on the second Monday of the months September through June. Several times a year, guest speakers from our area are invited to share their knowledge and talents with us. The club also works with local shops to host fun fashion shows once a year.
Chief Official: Marian Bianchini



Writers

Writing For Publication Group
Our goal: to become published authors by improving our writing via oral and written critiques. Due to the time to critique and discuss manuscript submissions, the membership is limited.
Chief Official: Barb Miller



Writing Guild
Do you want to write stories about your life experiences, family or career? Or even a memoir? If you need a nudge or want to improve your writing skills, please consider joining this friendly and supportive group. We are currently welcoming new members. We meet at 1:00pm on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month in the La Vista Room.
Chief Official: Nancy Ferris
Admin Assistant: Tove Pape









Welcome to the Home of Saddlebrooke Ranch Clubs. This SaddleBrooke Ranch Clubs website is sponsored in part by the SaddleBrooke Ranch HOA. This website (aka "SBR Clubs") is designed and owned by Ken Gorman and made available to the clubs at no cost to the clubs. The clubs are organized and operated independently of the SaddleBrooke Ranch HOA and Robson Communities Inc by resident volunteers.

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