Congratulations! You live in beautiful Sun Lakes – where most of us are retired folks who describe our days like this; “I’ve got nothing to do and all day to do it.” And right now you’re probably trying to figure out what to do with some of your new found FREE time.
Easy Question: Can you name one of the largest and (we think) the best of all the clubs in Sun Lakes?
Hint: Yes, it is us! So let us say “WELCOME” from the Sun Lakes Rock, Gem & Silver Club!
Dumb Question: Do I have to be a professional artist?
Hint: No, not at all, we are merely ‘handy amateurs’ who enjoy teaching others creative fun crafts.
Open Question: How many open CRAFT SHOPS does the club have?
Hint: Three (3) Sun Lakes Country Club, Cottonwood, and Oakwood.
Qualification Question: What is the only requirement to join the club?
Hint: You must reside here in Sun Lakes, AZ 85248
Spouse’s Question: How much is this going to cost me?
Hint: Our annual membership fee is $25 bucks per person.
Classy Question: How many classes does the club have?
Hint: We have over 23 different Classes with professional instructors who teach you how to do it.
Rock Question: What is Lapidary?
Hint: “Lapidary is like a box of chocolates; you never know what you’re goanna get!” (or maybe that was Tom Hanks in the movie “Forrest Gump”)
Sterling Question: What percentage of Sterling Silver is pure silver?
Clay Question: What does PMC stand for?
Hint: Precious Metal Clay
Lost Question: What does ‘LOST WAX’ mean?
Hint: The Lost Wax process is a method of metal casting in which a molten metal is poured into a mold that has been created by means of a wax model.
Glass Question: What are the three Glass Classes?
Hint: Stained Glass, Dichroic Glass and Fused Glass.
Creative Grafts Question: What are the four Creative Crafts Classes?
Hint: Gourds, Ming Trees, Beading, and Wire Wrap/Woven Bracelets.
Where do you hold your monthly meetings?
Hint: Sun Lakes Country Club – Navajo Room – 10 am every third Monday from October to April
by Doug Williams
Appeared in the Sun Lakes “Splash”, September 2021