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 Rock Painting Club

  • Contact: Cathy Richmond & Anita Smith

  • Meets: 1st and 4th Monday each Month from 1 PM to 3 PM.
    (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.


 Sunshine Rock Painting CALENDAR 

  • January 8 (moved from Jan 1)

  • January 22

  • February 5

  • February 26

  • March 4

  • March 25

  • April 1

  • April 22

  • May 6

  • May 20 (moved from May 27)

  • June 3

  • June 24

  • July 1

  • July 22​

  • August 5

  • August 26

  • September 9 (moved from Sept 2)

  • September 23

  • October 7

  • October 28

  • November 4

  • November 25

  • December 2

  • December 23

News & Events

See 2023 & 2024 Below

Years Previous to 2023 are HERE.

Sent 2024-02-01: Providing many new rock painting materials at the 5 February meeting

Rock painting materials donated includes:


Paint pens (mostly new and some gently used) Including:

  • 4 new artistro paint pens (× 2 black and 2 white)

  • 2 new paint pen sets

  • 7 new small chalk

  • Acrylic paint (2 lg & 3 sm 2oz)

  • Rubber gloves

Brief instructions on painting rocks


Hope to see all Sunshine Rock Club members, current & new, women and men, Monday, Jan 5th in the hall at 1pm.     - Karren Amos

Sent 2023-08-27: Rock Painting Club (next session 08-28-23) - 

Rock Club will meet Monday in the Hall from 1-3. 

Bring your rocks for the Ronald McDonald house and we may make some more!
Minions and Nemo and more!
We may also take some of the rocks we have painted and sign the back SCCE Rocks and hide them!
See you there!

- Cathy Richmond (by Beth Parrish - From SEPO Facebook page)

Sent 2023-08-12: UPDATE: Rock Painting Club Status - 

Ten members of the Rock Club met Monday, August 7th. A good and fruitful discussion was had with the following outcomes:

  1. Karren Amos is taking a leave to deal with her medical issues. She remains a consultant and supporter of the club.

  2. Anita Lamb Smith will continue to keep the books for the club.

  3. Catherine Cummings Richmond will serve as club communicator.

  4. Meetings will continue to be held according to the schedule of twice a month (first and fourth Mondays unless a holiday interferes). See Sunshine website HERE for exact dates remaining in 2023.

  5. The club will continue to create rocks for the Ronald McDonald house. You can create rocks at home and donate them and the club will create rocks at their meetings.

  6. Anita Smith will work on creating a private Facebook group for rock club members only to share ideas and their creations. This will take some time as she is very busy right now.

  7. Vicky Andreatos offered to give a class on acrylic pour painting tiles for coasters in the future. Great for gifts!

All members familiarized themselves with the products in the storage area used by the rock club.

- Cathy Richmond

Sent 2023-08-03: (CORRECTION) Rock Painting Club: Update - Let's Talk Rocks - 

To all Sunshine Rock Painting Club members - and others that are interested in rock painting.

I've scheduled a "LET'S TALK ROCKS!" get-together on the 7th of August, 2023, 1pm in Retzlaff Hall. All current club members and perspective Sunshine Rock Painting club members are invited.


P.S. sorry for all of the confusion on my part.

Also, please let me know if you can attend.
- Karren Amos,     309-781-3479 (Corrected),

Sent 2023-07-31: Rock Painting Club Suspended - 

I wanted to let everyone know that the Rock Painting Club is being suspended until further notice (probably for the next three months or so).     - Karren Amos

Sent 2023-07-08: Rock Painting Club - 

Sunshine Rock Painting Meeting, Monday, 10 July 2023.     Karren Amos

Sent 2023-07-07: Post on SEPO Facebook Page -

REMINDER: Sunshine Rock Painting Club

The next meeting is Monday, July 10th, at the hall, 1pm to 3pm.

Hope to see all current and prospective new members there!

There's binders with lots of suggestions of what members might want to paint.

New members are welcome to meet with us. We have a basic painting welcome package for sale for new members for $5. Welcome package includes 2 rocks, 5 basic colors of paint, chalk, paint brush and more!

We charge $5 for each meeting which covers, rocks, paints, brushes and other painting materials.

Questions, please call me at 309-781-3479. Looking forward to greet new and current members.

- Karren

Sent 2023-06-30: Next Rock Painting Club meeting moved - 

Next Sunshine Rock Painting Club meeting is Monday, July 10th, 1pm to 3pm!
I moved the 3 July meeting to the 10th of July because of July 4th holiday.
See you there! Door prizes will be drawn.
- Karren Amos ph 309-781-3479

Sent 2023-06-11: Sunshine Rock Painting Club - 

The next Sunshine Rock Club meeting is June 26th. Hope to see you there. - Karren

Sent 2023-06-03: Buying Rocks to paint at Southern Stone, Tuesday. June 6th - 

Sunshine Rock Painting Club Members -

I'm tentatively planning on driving to Southern Stone & Soil, TUESDAY, 6 June 2023, 8am to buy rocks for myself.

Anyone interested in taking a trip there to buy rocks?

Southern Stone usually treats us very well, using a golf cart to and from the rocks, weigh them and put the rocks into the trunk.

Just let me know.


Sent 2023-05-20: Rock Painting Class 5 June 2023 canceled - 

To all Sunshine Rock Club Members! --- The next Rock Painting Class meeting on Monday, 5 June 2023, is cancelled.     - Karren Amos

Sent 2023-05-20: Sunshine Rock Painting Meeting 22 May 2023 - 

The NEXT Sunshine Rock Painting Club meeting is Monday May 22nd, 1 to 3 pm at the hall. Rock painting will include Memorial Day rocks and others! Hope to see you there!     Karren Amos

Sent 2023-05-20: Sunshine Rock Painting Meeting 22 May 2023 - 

The NEXT Sunshine Rock Painting Club meeting is Monday May 22nd, 1 to 3 pm at the hall. Rock painting will include Memorial Day rocks and others! Hope to see you there!     Karren Amos

Sent 2023-02-05: Sunshine Rock Painting Club Meeting February 6th, 2023 -  

Reminder - next Sunshine Rock Painting Class is Monday, February 6th, 2023,  to 3pm in Retzlaff Hall!

We plan to paint rocks for Easter and also planning to share some with local nursing home.

Hope to see you there!  

Thank you Cathy Richmond for everything!

-  Karren Amos

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

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