Activities: Women's Club 

(Winter: 2021-2022)

The Women's Club Committee Activities Committee Signup Sheets are posted in the SEPO Library.

As Details concerning the Events below become available they will be posted here.



Women's Club Events for this Winter Season

    Date        Day            Event (Chairpersons)

10-29-21     Fri              Mexican Fiesta (Marian Young) COMPLETE

10-31-21     Sun            Halloween Golf Cart Gala (Pam Lacy) COMPLETE

11-11-21     Wed           Veteran’s Day (Lenore Combs & Marian Young) COMPLETE

11-21-21     Sun             Goofy Golf Co-chairs (Derek & Janis McFee) COMPLETE

11-25-21     Thu             Thanksgiving Dinner (Bev McIntosh) COMPLETE

12-03-21     Fri               Bake Sale & Craft Show (Terry DeBackere & Debbie Robins) UPCOMING

12-25-21     Fri               Christmas Dinner (Lenore Combs) UPCOMING

01-20-22     Thu              New Homeowners' (Vickie Jones & Sherri Gardner)

02-06-22     Sun             SuperBowl Party (Eileen Anderson & Pam Lacy)

02-25-22     Fri               Mardi Gras (Mary Hendrickson)

03-08-22     Tue              Hillbilly Hog Roast (Activity can be revised - NEED CHAIRs)

If you would like to volunteer to be on one or more of the Committees, please contact Sue Swidryk.

Sue Swidryk

Women’s Club Activities Director




   Date        Day            Event (Chairpersons)

12-03-21     Fri              Bake Sale & Craft Show (Terry Debackere & Debbie Robins) UPCOMING

2021-11-16: WC: Bake Sale & Craft Show - Dec 3, 2021 -

Women's Club Bake Sale & Craft Show will be Fri Dec 3rd from 8 am to noon at Retzlaff Hall. All are encouraged to get out your recipe books and make your favorite goodies to donate. Whatever your specialty...pies, cookies,  homemade candies, jam...anything yummy...Drop off of your goodies will be from 4 to 7 on Thursday Dec 2.

Also available will be homemade rolls & coffee to enjoy with your neighbors.
Kathleen Sumner is in charge of the raffle table and drop offs.
Crafters...tables will be available to display your wares for a fee of $5.00 per table.

Call Terry DeBackere to save your table.

Terry - 309 714 4743 at 989-397-7482.




   Date        Day            Event (Chairpersons)

11-25-21     Thu            Thanksgiving Dinner (Bev McIntosh) COMPLETE

2021-11-20: WC: Thanksgiving Dinner Signup

Signup for the Thanksgiving Dinner ends on Monday November 22nd at 10 am. We are looking for a final count to plan our dinner. Please don't miss an opportunity to share a meal and fellowship with your friends and neighbors.
Thank you,     Bev McIntosh

2021-11-16: WC: Thanksgiving Dinner -

Signup sheets for Thanksgiving Dinner are in the library.     Bev McIntosh


2021-11-07: WC: Thanksgiving Dinner -

REMINDER - Women's Club: Thanksgiving Dinner

The Women's Club will be sponsoring a Thanksgiving Day Dinner again this year in Retzlaff Hall on Nov 25, 2021, but there will be changes from how we’ve done it in the past. Rather than the Women's Club providing the meat, stuffing, gravy etc. and residents bringing the sides, desserts etc., for everyone in the hall to share, here’s the plan for this year. Due to Covid-19, in order to social distance, we will be setting up ten (10) tables in the hall. Each table can seat 8 to 12 people. We are looking for a host to ‘sponsor’ one (1) of each of the ten (10) tables. The host signup sheet is currently on the Women's Club Committee Signup Bulletin Board in the Library.

Responsibilities of the host are defined later in this e-mail.

I would like to have a meeting in the library with the hosts prior to putting the residents/renters signup sheet on the WC easel in the library. Anyone not signed up as a host is also welcome to attend this meeting, ask questions and then maybe volunteer to be a host. This meeting is planned for Friday, Nov 12 at 1pm in the library. The resident/renter signup sheet will go up on Nov 15, ten (10) days prior to the Thanksgiving dinner. When this signup sheet goes up residents/renters can signup for the table they wish to sit at.

The hall will open at 12:30 pm on Thanksgiving Day for pre-dinner socializing. Plan to eat at 1 pm.

Host Responsibilities - Each host will be responsible for meeting with the residents/renters who signed up at their table to decide on the following:

  • Decorations (if any wanted). The Women's Club can supply decorations if you wish to use them or you can use your own. The hall is reserved on Wed, Nov 24 @ 4 pm for those wanting to decorate their tables.

  • Place Settings (Does the table want to be uniform, or everyone bring their own?)

  • Food and Drink. (What will be prepared and served at each individual table and who will bring what?)

  • Table cleanup. (Each table will need to be cleaned when you are finished, by those sitting at that table.)

We encourage you to signup 'now' to be a host and invite your friends and neighbors to share this most wonderful holiday together with you at your table. We would like to see all the tables full.
For any questions or anyone wishing to know more, please contact Bev McIntosh at 989-397-7482.




   Date        Day            Event (Chairpersons)

11-21-21     Sun            Goofy Golf Co-chairs (Derek & Janis McFee) COMPLETE

Posted 2021-11-19: Goofy Golf Roster - 

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Sent 2021-11-09: Goofy Golf - 

Our annual Goofy Golf Tournament WILL once again take place on Sunday November 21 at 2:00 pm. 

It is a "fun" scramble for golfers and non-golfers. Each hole will have a different sports theme-you may be hitting tennis balls with a hockey stick, for example.

We can have four (4) players per team, and two (2) teams per hole, plus an activity on the putting green.
Therefore, we can only sign up 80 players. But we will also have a spare list in case of cancellations.

The fee is $5 per player.

Following the scramble, players and guests are invited to bring a picnic lunch to Retzlaff Hall at about 4:30. Iced Tea, water and cups will be provided, and cash prizes awarded. Bring your own individual picnic lunch, or plan a shared picnic with a group of friends. Remember to bring your plates, cutlery etc.

Signup sheets are now in the library. Sign the sheet-put money in the Goofy Golf envelope-write your name(s) on the envelope and drop it in the collection box. Deadline is November 17. Team lists will be posted in the library on November 19.

Golfers bring your clubs and balls. Non-golfers bring a few golf balls.

Plan for a day of laughs and goofy antics!!

For questions or info, call Janis or Derek McFee at 651-271-8214

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   Date        Day            Event (Chairpersons)

11-11-21     Wed           Veteran’s Day (Lenore Combs & Marian Young) COMPLETE

Sent 2021-11-09: REVISED: WC Veterans Day Tribute - 

There's been a slight change in plans for the Veterans Day Tribute this coming Thu, Nov 11. We are going to simplify it somewhat, but still pay a deserving tribute. See the poster below for the updated details.

Hope to see lots of you there.     Lenore Combs

SCCE Vet Day 2021 poster (LAG 11-09)

Sent 2021-11-13: Thank You for a wonderful Veterans Day - 

Dear Sunshine Residents - Thanks to all for Thursday's tribute for Veterans Day.  They say "It takes a village" and to have a program our guests are the biggest plus.  Yes, the worker bees have a task with the supporting role but the payoff is enjoying the enjoyment.
Behind the scenes are the Potluck providers with scrumptious goodies and then there are the other pieces, such as preparation to cleanup, the program and the partners.
Marian always is there and several others for the Potluck - THANKS
And for Thursday -
THANKS to:  Anita and Spencer for leading the Golf Cart Parade and to the participants and the audience.
THANKS to Wade, Tiffany, Spencer and Anita for providing the sound for our National Anthem, the Canadian National Anthem and the Veterans Tribute with the Military Marching songs.   And to John, Drill Sgt and our MC.  Last but not least were our Veterans proudly carrying our Flags. THANKS.  And THANKS for Dan for reciting "In Flanders Fields" - bringing back thoughts of the price of war and hoping we never have to return to it.
God Bless you and God Bless the USA.     Lenore J Combs 956 245 1276


Sent 2021-10-30: Women's Club: Veterans Day 11 November 2021



Dear Friends - There will be a Veterans Day celebration next Thursday, the 11th of November 2021 at SCCE. Everyone is especially invited. The program will be twofold.
One: a golf cart parade starting at the Office around SCCE and heading to the Gazebo for a Flag Presentation. - "Honoring All Those Who Served"
This year is the 100th Year Commemoration of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
Volunteers wanted for Flag Bearers.  Please call me.  956 245 1276.
Then we shall have a Potluck in Retzlaff Hall following shortly after, so you have time to get your food items.  
The schedule is:

  • Lineup at the Office for the Parade -   2: 30 PM

  • Gazebo presentation:  to follow  

  • Potluck -- Social  4:30pm    Dine:  5pm

God Bless the USA and us. Respectfully,  Lenore & John
Lenore J Combs  956 245 1276   USAF Nurse Corps



   Date        Day            Event (Chairpersons)

10-31-21    Sun             Halloween Golf Cart Gala (Pam Lacy) COMPLETE

Sent 2021-10-24:

There appears to be some confusion concerning the information/instructions which were sent out previously about the Women's Club Golf Cart Halloween Gala. Hopefully, this will clear things up.

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Sent 2021-10-21: SUNSHINE Halloween Golf Cart Gala - 

(See above on 2021-10-24 for more CLARIFICATION of this event)




    Date        Day            Event (Chairpersons)

10-29-21     Fri              Mexican Fiesta (Cathy Richmond & Marian Young) COMPLETE

Sent 2021-10-29: Mexican Fiesta Info - 

Since we have not had a function in so long and because there are many newer residents, please wear your name tags!  Those getting takeout dinners, please show up closer to 5PM so we can serve you in a timely fashion.  Thanks   Cathy Richmond and Dee Novak

Sent 2021-10-24: REMINDER: WC Mexican Fiesta Oct 29th ! - 

Reminder! Signup ends Wednesday, October 27th at 6PM.

Our first event of the season is a Mexican Fiesta on Friday, October 29th. Chapitas will cater the meal which consists of a cheese enchilada, carne guisata (beef stew), Mexican rice, charro beans, jalapeño, salsa and a tortilla. Desert is a tres leches cake. Coffee and iced tea provided. Bring anything else you want to drink.

There will be a DJ after dinner.

Doors open at 4:30.

Tickets are $10.00 per person with takeout available.

Signup sheet and virtual tickets can be found in the Library. Just sign up, put your money in an envelope and deposit in the box provided.

Again - Signup end Wednesday, October 27th at 6PM.

Cathy Richmond

Sent 2021-10-17: Mexican Fiesta - 

Women’s Club will have it’s first event of the season, which will be a Mexican Fiesta on Friday, October 29th. Doors open at 4:30 PM.

The main course will be a Mexican combo plate catered by Chapitas. It will include a cheese enchilada, carne guisata, rice, charro beans, salsa, jalapeño pepper and a flour tortilla. Dessert will be a tres leches cake.

There will be a DJ for music from 6:30 to 8:30.

The cost is $10 and takeouts will be available. (See how to indicate you want takeout below.)

It's optional, but you are encouraged to dress in your favorite Mexican outfit.

Signup starts Monday, October 18th with virtual tickets sold in the library. For those of you who aren't familiar with the term 'virtual tickets' here's what that means. On the Women's Club easel in the library you sign your name(s). Here is where you can indicate if you want 'takeout'. Then you put your money in the designated envelope and place it in the box by the Easel. Signups will be cut off on October 26th.

Can’t wait too see everybody there!

Cathy Richmond

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WC Mexican Fiesta Poster

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WC Mexican Fiesta Signup