Clubs & Committees (2021-2022 Winter
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BIRDING & NATURE CLUB

Sent 2022-03-15: Birding and Nature Walk - 

You are all invited to meet at the Gazebo at 8:30am on Friday, March 18 for a birding and nature walk.

"Walk" is a non-specific term:  golf carts and bicycles are welcome also.

We will observe and talk about the birds we find but will also be pointing out the native trees and plants in our nature area and around the community.

Please bring binoculars if you have them, but don't stay home just because you don't!  We will have scopes set up for better viewing.     Questions?  debi.warner1129@att.net

Sent 2022-03-03: Birding and Nature Club Event - 

Birding and Nature Club Event

The Birding and Nature club is pleased to bring you a program presented by one of our new residents, Gail Foerste.  The topic is Birds of North America and their habitat. There is no charge for the program but we would like for you to sign up in the library, on the easel, if you are coming.  That way we will know how many to prepare for. Cookies, ice tea & coffee will be served. Monday, March 7th, 7:00 PM in Retzlaff Hall.

Ladonna Harvey

Sent 2022-02-08: B&N Club Field Trip - 

What: SCCE Birding & Nature Club is hosting a birding field trip
When: Friday March 11th (Rain date: Friday March 18)
Where: Resaca De La Palma State Park & World Birding Center
           1000 New Carmen Ave, Brownsville, TX 78521
          Meet in parking lot@10:30
          Cost: B&NC Members $4. Non-Members $8.00
Who:   Contact: Tom Stone @ 715-292-0360 to reserve you spot       
          Reservations are limited

Newsletter 2022-02: 

The Sunshine Birding and Nature Club will meet in the library at 7:00pm on Monday, February 7, 2022.  All are invited. We will be discussing the rescheduled field trip and planting trees. Questions?  Text Debi Warner at 956-357-8999.

Sent 2022-01-06: Birding and Nature Club Event - (CANCELLED) 

What & Where: Field trip to “Resaca De La Palma” State Park
1000 New Carman Ave
Brownsville TX  78521

  • The tour through the park will be on a tram so there is not a lot of walking

When: January 21 @11:00AM (Meet at Park) ($5 to $8 Est Cost)
Why: See and Identify and Birds and wildlife native to the RGV
Who can Go: Anyone B&N Club member, Guest, or Sunshine CC Resident renter or immediate family.
($5 to $8 Est Cost)
For additional info call 309-945-2108.     Bill Peterson

Sent 2021-12-23: Annual Christmas Bird Count - 

The annual Christmas Bird Count for the Harlingen area will occur on Saturday, January 1st.  Anyone interested in participating in the count should meet at the Gazebo on Texas Ave. at 7:30 Saturday morning to be assigned to a count group.  Questions about the count can be addressed to Ralph Peterson at 607-590-0606.  People who have bird feeders may also contribute by counting species and numbers that show up at the feeders during the count day.

Sent 2021-12-02: Birding and Nature Club Meeting - 

It's time for the second Meeting of the season for the Sunshine Birding and Nature Club.  This meeting, our By-Laws will allow us to conduct business.

The forecast is for a nice warm day on Monday December 6th, so what better place for the “Nature “ club to meet than in the Gazebo next to Texas Ave.

So the meeting will be at 1:00 Monday the 6th in the Gazebo. Should Mother Nature surprise us with a nasty day, as a fallback, we will meet in the Library at 7:00.

The first real business to conduct will be the appointment of a new club President and a new club Secretary.

Mostly we need to talk about events. We need your input on what events to plan for the upcoming season.  One of our members has been researching the possibilities.

Since we will be outdoors, I'm not too sure how applicable the standard SEPO disclaimer is, but here it is anyway:
Everyone attending this event “in person”, by their presence, acknowledges potential exposure to Covid-19. Each person is responsible for his/her own choice as it relates to attending events.

Let's have a good “Out in Nature” meeting Monday at 1:00 in the Gazebo

Pat Harvey
Acting President

Sent 2021-10-29: Birding and Nature Club Meeting - 

It's time for the first Meeting of the season for the Sunshine Birding and Nature Club.

The forecast is for a beautiful day on Monday November 1st, so what better place for the “Nature “ club to meet than in the Gazebo next to Texas Ave.

So the meeting will be at 2:00 Monday Nov 1st in the Gazebo. Should Mother Nature surprise us with a nasty day, as a fallback, we will meet in the Library at 7:00.

Mostly we need to talk about events. We need your input on what events to plan for the upcoming season as well as elections to fill some vacancies on our board.

Since we will be outdoors, I'm not too sure how applicable the standard SEPO disclaimer is, but here it is anyway:

Everyone attending this event “in person”, by their presence, acknowledges potential exposure to Covid-19. Each person is responsible for his/her own choice as it relates to attending events.

Let's have a good “Out in Nature” meeting Monday at 2:00 in the Gazebo.

Pat Harvey     Acting President

 
 

SUNSHINE GARDEN CLUB

Sent 2022-03-06: Reminder of Garden Club Tuesday, March 8 - 

Garden Club News
Welcome to all residents/renters to The Garden Club Event, Tuesday, March 8th at 6:30pm in Retzlaff Hall.
Topic of interest:  Best RGV Plants for your landscape.
Special guest speaker is a Master Gardener from Cameron County Extension Office, in San Benito.
Coffee, tea, bars and cookies will be available.
See you Tuesday evening.     Thank you, Susanne

Sent 2022-02-06: REMINDER, Garden Club -  

Sunshine Garden Club  -  New Meeting Time: 6:30 - 7:30 pm.  -  February 8th in the library.
We will have a Social at 6:15 with treats and coffee.
Very interesting and informative topic for the night is "Cut Flower Arrangements" and tips of the trade by Terry DeBackere, florist.   *** Covid precautions will be in place. ***
Thank you, Sunshine Garden Club (by Susanne Ulrich)

Sent 2022-02-02: Garden Cleanup Day Postponed - 

Monday, February 7th looks like rain and a high of 52.  I will search out a better day once our chances of frost will be gone.   Thank you all for offering to help.     Susanne Ulrich 

Newsletter 2022-02: 

New Meeting Time: 6:30 - 7:30 pm.   February 8th in the library.

Very interesting and informative topic for the night is "Cut Flower Arrangements" with our very own Terry DeBackere.

 

*Community volunteers needed.

I am planning a garden cleanup day on Monday, February 7th, meet at gazebo at 10:00am.  Inclement weather will cancel. Area's we will focus on is the plantings around the gazebo and the community office garden. Tasks will include, weeding, deadheading, planting seeds and rearranging of small plants. I have a few tools, but feel free to bring what you may have. Your help will be greatly appreciated.  Thank you.     Susanne Ulrich

Sent 2021-11-05: SUNSHINE GARDEN CLUB - 

If you like or find gardening interesting come join us Tuesday, Nov. 9th, 7:00pm in the library.  All residents/renters are invited. Topic of evening is container planting. Looking forward to fun, prizes and desserts.

Susanne Ulrich     Garden Club

 

NEWSLETTER 2021-10-01: 

We are looking forward to our first “Meet and Greet" evening on November 7, 2021 in the library at 7:00 pm. Main topic will be “Filler, Thriller, Spiller”. Finished display will be the door prize.

 

Each monthly gathering is open to all residents/renters, we will have a main topic, suggested monthly “To Do's" for zone 9 and time for open discussion.

 

We look forward to seeing you in November.

 

  • Some zone 9 suggestions for October are: Begin planting for cooler weather (sounds good about now), such as dianthus, petunia, pansy. Plant bulbs, like lilies for blooms next spring/summer. Start herbs from seeds like parsley, cilantro, chives, garlic, and sage. Also crops like broccoli, kale, collards, and lettuce.

 

Happy Gardening,

Susanne Ulrich, Brenda Crothers, Glenna Boardman, Terry DeBackere and Sue Swidryk