Desert Stars 2019 Holiday Party

Desert Stars 2019 Holiday Party

Desert Stars
Sunday, December 8, 2019 - 11:00am

We had an awesome turnout for this year’s Holiday Party, with 82 in attendance, and I want to thank all who attended.  It was great to meet so many new members and catch up with everyone else.


With an Arizona chill in the air and some sprinkles to make seem like winter, McCormick Ranch Golf Club once again was a hit.  After a delicious meal, we proceeded with our tradition of recognizing our member anniversaries. Resident Emcee, Chuck Stanford, presented the anniversary recognition pins to the recipients who were in attendance.   This years recipients for five year pins were John & Elaine Bergquist, Jerry Bevins & Judy Espinosa, Elliott & Harriett Gartner, Christopher Pagnini, John & Lila Truttman and  Mark & Lori Wilson. For ten years Mark Ichiyama and John & Roberta Phin.  Twenty-five years to Jennifer & Orester Harper.  Congratulations to all.


Something new this year was a photo booth where members had their pictures taken.  To see a slide show of the pictures please to to 


Karen Manser who was last years Member of the Year presented the award for this year.  The recipients were Ron and Rhonda Borino.  They have been an invaluable asset to the club in not only putting on events but taking over the Newsletter advertising.   in appreciation for all their hard work and dedication to the club we thank them.   


Thanks to all who brought toys for the 2019 Toy Drive, which were delivered to the Scottsdale Fire Department.  As always  the firemen were truly impressed by all the toys collected and they expressed their gratitude for all the club’s efforts. 


Our other fund raiser was a 50/50 raffle to benefit the Ronald McDonald House of Phoenix. John and & Roberta Phin won the raffle and the Ronald McDonald House was very thankful for the donation.   Thanks to all who brought toys and raffle tickets.  It is really an honor to be associated with a giving and caring group of people


I would also like to thank the staff at the Mc Cormick Ranch Golf Club.  They did

a great job.


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