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 Rock Painting Club

  • Contact: Karren Amos

  • Meets: 1st and 4th Monday each Month from 1 PM to 3 PM thru Dec 20232.
    (See below for any changes to this schedule)

  • Location: Retzlaff Hall

  • Participants: Open to all Sunshine Residents/Renters and their immediate adult family members.

  • Cost: In order to cover the cost of rocks and painting materials being supplied, there is a $5 per participant fee per session.

  • Details:

    • We anticipate spreading joy and kindness throughout the community.

    • The Sunshine Rock Painting Club would/could paint and distribute painted rocks to:

      • friends, family & others

      • nursing homes

      • extended care facilities

      • children's floors at local health facilities (if acceptable)

      • schools (younger ages)

    • FINAL NOTE: We have the facility, Retzlaff Hall, to accommodate a growing Rock Painting Group. The Sunshine Rock Painting Club is a “win/win” club for Sunshine Country Club Estates.

    •  QUICK HISTORY of Rock Painting.

      • Rock Painting was developed by a Kindness movement, and several countries, in addition to the US*, participate. Other countries participating include Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and the UK.
        *The Kindness Rocks Project was started in the US in 2015 by Megan Murphy on Cape Cod.

News & Events

Newsletter 2023-02: Rock Painting Club - 

Contact: Karren Amos

Meets: 1st* and 4th Monday each Month from 1 PM to 3 PM (changes to the schedule will be communicated via Sunshine email distribution list).  The next 4 meetings are Monday,

      February 6th & February 27th, 2023 and the same dates in March, the 6th & 27th, 2023. Keep your eyes open for painted “Easter Rocks” in the Sunshine community.

  • Time:  1pm to 3pm.

  • Location:   Retzlaff Hall

  • Participants: Open to all Sunshine Residents/Renters, men and women, and their immediate adult family members.  Persons with no “rock painting” experiences  and those with some “rock painting” experiences are encouraged to join us and have some fun!

  • Just a quick reminder – our rock painting club mission is to spread kindness!

  • Cost:  In order to cover the cost of rocks and painting materials being supplied, there is a $5 per participant fee per session.  New members receive a “welcome kits” containing paint, paint brush, rocks, “chalk”, and a few other “must haves“ for rock painters!  Rocks may usually be purchased after the “monthly “ Rock Painting meetings, $1 per rock, maximum of 5 rocks.

           The Sunshine Rock Painting Club & Sunny Glen Children's Home in San Benito jointly agreed to postpone the 7th of January 2023 event at the “children's home request.”  NOTE: We plan to reschedule during their March spring break.

           Upcoming Rock Painting Club “project being discussed” - painting rocks for a local “Nursing Home!”

           Come join the fun with Rock Painting Club members at a future meeting!

- NOTE:  Questions and suggestions for the Sunshine Rock Painting Club are always welcome via phone 309-781-3479 (call or text (with your name please)), or by gmail

Sent 2023-01-21: Rock Painting News Update - 

Our next "Rock Painting Club" class is this coming Monday, January 23rd, 2023
Class starts at 1pm, in Retzlaff Hall. We will be painting "Easter" rocks & discussing future "rock painting" ideas! Come join us!

- Karren Amos

Sent 2023-01-10: Sunshine Rock Painting Club news - 

To: Sunshine Rock Painting Club members and others:
Re: our Saturday, Jan 7th plans to meet and paint with the youngsters at Sunny Glen Children's Home:
the meeting and painting of rocks with the children was postponed until sometime during their March Spring Break.

Plans changed due to Illness at the home, but we delivered the painted rocks, treats & a special "donated" gift to a representative of the home. We kept all of the small painted rocks for later. Thanks to all who prepared "chalked", painted, and decorated rocks for the "kids". I'm sure they loved what they received from us. The representatives were very appreciative.

- Karren Amos

Sent 2023-01-08: 2023 Sunshine Rock Painting Calendar - 

Sunshine Rock Painting Club 2023 calendar! 

  • January 9th

  • January 23rd

  • February 6th

  • February 27th

  • March 6th

  • March 27th

  • April 3rd

  • April 24th

  • May 1st

  • May 22nd

  • June 5th

  • June 26th

  • July 10th

  • July 24th

  • August 7th

  • August 28th

  • September 11th*
    * moved from Sept 4th

  • September 25th

  • October 2nd

  • October 23rd

  • November 6th

  • November 27th

  • December 4th

  • December 18th **
    ** moved from 4th Monday to 3rd Monday

Changes will be posted seperately.

Hope to see you there!
Happy Rock Painting!

Karren Amos

Sent 2022-12-21: Rock Painting Club: Mtg Info & Pics - 

Thank you to all that attended our 19 Dec Sunshine Rock Club. Our next meeting is January 9th, Monday, from 1-3 pm in Retzlaff Hall. Waynette Kennedy provided "Mandalas" (otherwise known as "dot painting") instructions, on the 19th of December. Pictures below. Lots of talented ladies in our Rock Club! Thank you Waynette!

- Karren Amos


2022-11-07_Mtg Reminder.jpg

Sent 2022-10-03: Rock Painting: September 26, 2022 Class & Pics - 

Sorry for the delay. Pictures from our September 26th, 2022 Rock Painting Club Class. Anita Lamb Smith demonstrated acrylic paint pouring! Thank you Anita!
- Karren Amos

Sent 2022-10-02: ROCK PAINTING CLASS MONDAY October 3rd, 2022 - 

Our next Rock Painting at Sunshine CCE is tomorrow, October 3rd, 2022, 1pm to 3pm.

- Karren Amos, ph # 309-781-3479

Sent 2022-09-24: REMINDER: Rock Painting Club, Sept 26, 1-3 pm - 





Karren Amos

Sent 2022-08-31: Rock Painting Club - Rock Sale - 

The Rock Painting Club will be selling rocks in the Hall on Friday, September 2nd from 12:30 to 1:30. We understand that many members are unable to drive to get rocks so we are selling them at cost. Rocks will be $1 each. Please try to bring exact change. There will be a limit of 5 rocks per person at this time so we will have enough rocks for anyone who wants them. They will be unwashed.     - Karren Amos




Mon, Aug 22nd, 1-3pm!

Any questions? Please phone me at 309-781-3479 Karren Amos

Sent 2022-08-14: Rock Painting Club: Received Letter of Appreciation - 

Sunshine Country Club Estates - Rock Painting Club!

I am pleased to share with Sunshine Country Club Estates Rock Painting Club & residents
- the Estates Rock Painting Club received a Letter of Appreciation from "Veterans Affairs", Harlingen TX, for the painted rocks we donated this past Veterans Day.

Copies of the letter will be available at our next Rock Painting Club session on August 22nd.

Spreading Kindness - One Rock at a Time!"

- Karren Amos

Sent 2022-07-29: Rock Painting: Aug 1 session cancelled - 

Just wanted to let everyone know that the Rock Painting session scheduled for Monday, August 1 has been cancelled. Those who normally attend have been notified. However, I wanted to let anyone I hadn't contacted who might be planning to attend, know about the cancellation.     - Karren Amos

2022-01-25: Pictures from this session - 

Pictures from our Sunshine Rock Painting Class, July 25th, 2022.

Reminder, we also have a class this next Monday, August 1st, 2022.

Christy introduced us to painting Gnomes. It was a fun class! Thanks to all that participated.

- Karren Amos

Sent 2022-07-24: REMINDER: Upcoming Rock Painting Sessions - 


Sunshine Estates Rock Painting Club classes are on this Monday,July 25th and also on August1st, 1 to 3pm.

Setup will start at 12:45pm Monday as all materials have been reorganized.

Thank you to all who have been helping with setup.

Looking forward to seeing all members on Monday.

Feel free to call me if you have any questions or suggestions. 309-781-3479.
- Karren Amos

2022-07-11: Pictures from this session - 

Thank you, ladies, for attending our Sunshine Estates Rock Painting Class yesterday. Also, thank you to those that prepainted and sealed the rocks we used in our project. Finally, thank you Christy McNitt Richards for providing demo on painting flowers. We hope you and Shelley will come back to another Sunshine Rock Painting Class.