Larry Larson of site #131 passed on September 26, 2021. He is survived by his wife Judy and our sympathies to the entire family.
Jerry Fuller, #247 passed away on August 22, 2021. He is survived by his wife Theta (Teri) Fuller.
Carolyn Gannon, formerly of site #25 passed away on July 1, 2021. She was a long time resident of Rancho Rialto.
Don Jackson, #460 passed away on June 28, 2021. He is survived by Darlene Bye.
Vicki Superman, #57, passed away on June 23, 2021. She is survived by her husband, Joel.
Barry L. Morrison, #86 passed away on May 7, 2021. He is survived by his wife, Ginger, and his son, Kyle.
PICKLE BALL COURTS KEEP BUSY
Monday through Saturday at 9 a.m. you can hear the sound of residents playing pickle ball. Pickleball is a paddleball sport that combines elements of badminton, table tennis, and tennis. It's very popular among our younger residents here at the park. This past season, with the pandemic, many of our residents who play pickle ball couldn’t come down, so that made it easier for the US residents to get a court. In a normal season, many players have to wait in line to get a court, so they're hoping for more courts to be built in the future. Pickleball is becoming more popular as time goes on. If you want to play at night, lights are available at the courts. It's a sport where you can get your daily exercise, have fun, and meet new people.
Karen Kammerer (928) 210-2525
Karen has volunteered to be your name tag lady. Name tags are used as a tool to get to know each other and they are required at many of our activities. Our non-profit status requires that we only have 15% of total revenues from out of park guests, so we have to keep track of everyone who attends our events. By wearing your name tag this will help us keep track easier and you will find that they will help you meet other residents easier. Karen will take orders over the telephone. Her number is: 928-210-2525. The name tags are magnetic or can be obtained with a pin (for those with pacemakers) and cost $7.00. She will order them and pick them up and then deliver the name tag(s) to you, when they are ready, at which time you will pay her. She suggests that you order yours early, so when the season begins in November, everyone will have their name tags. If you are not going to be in Yuma until the Fall, and want to place an order, call Karen and she will have one made for you and you can pick it up when you return.
CARD OF GRATITUDE
Dawn Cappleman and Marty Busch were given a card of gratitude for their continued dedication to the residents of Rancho Rialto for making sure all those who played Shuffleboard enjoyed the game. Many new residents, as well as those who have lived here awhile, came out and learned to play. Marty and Dawn made it possible for all residents who enjoyed Shuffleboard to play three days a week, during the pandemic, when staying away from crowds and people were the norm. All precautions were adhered to by all. Marty and Dawn, all your friends at the shuffle board court are very grateful for your help and kindness this season.
The RRAC Board of Directors would like to introduce and welcome the bingo committee for 2021-2022.
Linda Hansberry, Bingo Manager, has lived at Rancho Rialto for four years. Linda is eager to work with the other Bingo committee members to bring all Bingo players at Ranch Rialto a fun Thursday evening Bingo starting this November, 2020. Bingo is regulated by the Arizona Department of Revenue (AZDOR). Linda is licensed on behalf of RRAC with AZDOR bingo.
Roger Middleton, Proceeds Coordinator has lived in Rancho Rialto since 2016 with his wife Vicki. Roger has spent 25 years volunteering as a reserve police officer and is currently volunteering here in Yuma, where he does the reserve officers bookkeeping for the Yuma County Sheriffs Office. His knowledge of computers will be an asset to the committee. He is looking forward to serving as proceeds coordinator.
Karen Kammerer, Bingo Supervisor, has lived at Rancho Rialto since December of 2019 and loves her new home. Karen is experienced with AZDOR bingo as she has overseen Yuma East Bingo for three years. Karen is looking forward to working with the Bingo Committee and residents of Rancho Rialto.
Theresa "Terri" Snyder, Bingo Assistant, has lived in Rancho Rialto with her husband Jim (off and on) from 2005. They came first in their RV and then eventually purchased a home. Terri has helped on many committees either serving dinners and/or helping on outside committees. Terri is looking forward to serving on the Bingo Committee.
Please plan to join Linda, Roger, Karen, Terri and the other volunteers in the fall for many great nights of Bingo.