Community/Specialty Groups

These groups are available for Sun City Grand residents to join and include members from Sun City Grand as well as those living outside of the Grand Community. They are not sanctioned Sun City Grand groups.

AAUW (American Association of University Women)

Founded in 1881--open to all graduates who hold an Associates or higher degree from a regionally accredited college or university. AAUW will be a powerful advocate for equity in education impacting the lives of women and girls. Contact Linn Bastian 214-9981 or Peggy Glazzard 556-5230 or email at pdglaz@cox.net.

American Legion

American Legion Surprise Post #96 is located at Arizona Traditions, 17221 N. Citrus Rd. 623-584-2520. Meeting: third Thursday. Social hour at 5 p.m.; meeting at 6 p.m. Contact: Ed Foerster at foerster20404@cox.net or phone 623-975-1522. For information on the Post 96 Riders (who love to ride motorcycles) contact: Ray (Red) Hixon at Raymond.hixon@va.gov or phone 623-249-8809.

ATV Group

Contact Marty Grady at 556-9497 or martygrady@hotmail.com

Beta Sigma Phi

An International Non-College Sorority for women. The Surprise Chapter is looking for members who now live in SCG and would like to visit or join our chapter. I am looking for both new to sorority and former members. For more info, contact Janet Bluhm at 623-910-6886 or jlbluhm@gmail.com.

Daughters of the American Revolution--Estrella Chapter

General Membership Meetings: Foundation Building, 14465 R. H. Johnson Blvd., Sun City West. Second Thursday of every month from October through May from noon until 3 p.m. For more info, please contact Carol R. Kennedy, at546-0332.

Engineers

The Sun Cities Area Engineers Club members and their spouses meet the first Friday of every month at 11:30 at the SCW Briarwood Country Club for fun, lunch and a presentation on subjects of current interest by a noted speaker. Guests and visitors are welcome. For reservations, contact Dave at 544-0942. See engineersaz.com.

Fraternal Order of Eagles

The Fraternal Order of Eagles is an international non-profit, charitable, fraternal organization, founded in 1898. F.O.E. membership exceeds 850,000, with more than 1,400 local Aeries in the U.S. and Canada. Our motto is People Helping People. The local Surprise Aerie (Chapter) was chartered in May of 2011, & opened their club location in May of 2012. We are the first, & so far only, club of this kind in the City of Surprise. Aerie (which can be men or women) meetings are the second & fourth Tuesdays of the month, at 6:30 p.m. Ladies Auxiliary (ladies only) meetings are the second & fourth Wednesdays, at 6:30 p.m. We welcome current & prospective members to visit us at 12425 W Bell Rd, Suite D100, Surprise, AZ. Our social room opens at 4 p.m. every day (except non-meeting Tues. & Weds.) and 10 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Call 623-584-1660, visit our websites: www.foe4534.org or www.foe.com, or Facebook page: www.facebook.com/SurpriseFOE4534 for more information.

Grand Jewish Singles of the West Valley

Annual dues are $10 and go from July to June. Contact Ricki at 623-556-5137.

Grand Walkers

If you like to walk come join us for a three mile walk Monday thru Friday. We meet at the Sonora Plaza Fountain: winter hours: Oct.-April 7 a.m.; summer hours: May-Sept. 6:30 a.m. For more info contact Sue Salvus at 594-8536 or suesalvus@gmail.com.

Tikvah-West Valley Hadassah

Tikvah-West Valley Hadassah is the local Chapter of Hadassah, an organization that supports charitable work in Israel and in the U.S. For info joining call Suzy at 623-363-8030. For other information call Carmen Berkowitz at 623-444-6156.

Ikebana International, Chapter 167

The Chapter is dedicated to teaching and practicing the art of Japanese flower arrangements. Our motto is Friendship through Flowers. Our meetings are held the third Wednesday of each month, October through May at Sun City Christian Church, 9745 W Palmeras Dr, Sun City, AZ 85373 beginning at 9:30 a.m. Meetings consist of demonstrations or workshops. Visitors are welcome. Classes are available for beginners. For more information, call Janet Klann at 623-546-3897.

Investment Group

Contact: Gordy Hunnicutt at bogeygordy@cox.net or 546-3050. Open to all Sun City Grand residents. Meet monthly at member's homes. Affiliated with NAIC.

Jazz Appreciation

We meet on the third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. to listen to and discuss jazz CD's. Each session is hosted by a volunteer & accompanied by light refreshment. Bring your CD to satisfy the theme, and share your selection with the group. Call Barb or Eldon Bryant at 537-7876 for info.

Kiwanis

Kiwanis meetings held every Tuesday, 7:45 a.m. in the Quail room located on the corner of Stardust and R.H. Johnson Blvd. Contact Carol Jean Roberts at 414-339-5442 with any questions.

League of Women Voters

For information call Lois Brechner at 975-9138.

Lions

The Surprise Lions are part of Lions International.The motto of Lions is "We Serve" and our primary focus for charity is aiding the blind and sight preservation. We invite all to join us. Our meetings are on the first and third Thursday of the month at the Bistro in the Colonnade at 11:30 a.m. for lunch and meeting. Please contact Barbara Jones 623-476-8731 and/or Andy Cepon 334-5271 for information.

Marine Corps League

The White Tank Mountain Detachment #1246 is looking for "A few good men & women," former and present Marines and FMF Corpsmen. We meet the second Thursday of every month (except July & August), at The Links Neighborhood Grill at Sun Village at 14300 W. Bell Road. Social hour starts at 5 p.m. and the meeting begins at 6 p.m. We invite ALL eligible Veterans (male & female) and active duty personnel to join our friendly detachment. For more information please call Larry Brown at 623-546-3335 or email at larryaz1@aol.com or call Ed Foerster at 623-975-1522 or email at foerster20404@cox.net.

Military Officers Association of America

The Luke Chapter is looking for new members. Membership is open to anyone, or a surviving spouse, who held a warrant or commission in our Nation's military or in the military of one of our Nation's allies. Dinner meetings are held at Luke's Club Five Six usually on the second Thurs., but sometimes the second Mon. of each month, Oct. - May. For info call Jerry Wojtas (623) 544-4477 or email jp7wojtas@gmail.com.

Military Order of the Purple Heart

The Sun Cities Chapter of the Purple Heart is seeking new members. Membership is open to any Combat Wounded Veteran. Meetings are held on the third Thurs. of each month at 1 p.m. September-May at the Am Trust Bank, 14543 W. Grand Ave., Surprise. For info call Comdr. Ron Capek 979-9389 or ronluccap@aol.com.

Military Order of the World Wars

Sun Cities Chapter is seeking new members. It is open to past or current commissioned or warrant members of our Nation's military. Breakfast meetings at the Sun Grove Resort Village in Peoria, the second Sat. of each month, Oct. - May. For info, contact Jerry Wojtas at 544-4477 or jp7wojtas@gmail.com.

Montana Club Valley of the Sun

Marilyn Castleman 623-875-4655 or castle@theriver.com.

Mystery Book Lovers

Chapter One is accepting new members and meets the third Thursday each month (year round), 7-9 p.m. in members' homes. Contact: Arline Inman at inmana@cox.net.

Chapter 2 contact: ajcline2@yahoo.com.

New England Club

The SCG New England Club merged with the SCW New England Club which provides us even greater opportunities to socialize with other New Englanders in the area. Trips, meals and other activities are offered several times a year. To join, please send a $5 check (per person) payable to: NE Club of SCW, to Nancy Kent, 13618 W. Springdale Dr., Sun City West, AZ 85375. Include: name, address, home phone, home state and city. Also include any ideas pertaining to events you'd like to see scheduled.

Ohio Club of the Sun Cities

Contact: Ruth Laymon, 623-584-5813. Meetings: breakfast and luncheon schedule at TIVOLI GARDENS, 12555W. Bell Rd., Surprise. Breakfast (first Monday), and Luncheon (third Wednesday).

Pennsylvania Interest Group

The Pennsylvania Club was founded in 1986 for the purpose of advancing the social interests of club members. We are "People from Pennsylvania having fun with People from Pennsylvania and their friends." If you have ever lived in Pennsylvania, traveled through or over Pennsylvania, or had a yen to be from Pennsylvania, you are welcome to join. Dues are $5 per person for the first year and $3 per person thereafter. To obtain an application or for more info, please contact Bob Husick VP-Elect 544-9112 or Jack Pivirotto, Membership Chairperson 975-0561.

Pilots and General Aviation

For information call David Stevens at 623-975-4320 or check out their website at: www.westvalleyflyingclub.org. They have monthly meetings from November through April and have two fly-outs each month during that same time period.

Road Bicycle Riders

We are a group of active retired road bicycle riders from Sun City Grand, Traditions and Happy Trails that ride in the a.m. five to six days a week. Rides are fairly fast and cover a distance of 30 plus miles within Sun City Grand, Sun City West and beyond. All rides start and end in Sun City Grand at Palm View Dr/Cotton Lane, a few blocks from the fire station on Clearview Blvd. Call Jerry Bowers at 623-910-3400 for beginning times and start location.

Surprise Rotary

Website: http://www.clubrunner.ca/Surprise. We are now meeting Tuesdays at 11:45 a.m. in The Colonnade - Sun City Grand, 19916 The Colonnade Way, Surprise, AZ 85374. All Rotarians and guests are welcome. For information please contact Ralph Wirebaugh, Secretary at 584-3898.

Rotary Club of Sun City West

Contact: Merlyn Carlson, 623-889-1966, merlyn.carlson11@cox.net. We invite past Rotarians and those interested in Rotary as our guest to our Friday, noon meeting at the Del Webb Room of the Foundation Building, on the corner of Stardust and R.H. Johnson Blvd. Several members of our club reside in SCG.

Valley of the Sun Ski Club

Miss the excitement of skiing with a fun filled group of your peers? The Sun Cities Ski Club offers well-organized, very well-priced trips to some of the best ski areas in North America. Come attend one of our monthly dinner meetings in Sun City West held from November - April. Interested? Check out our website at http://ski.scwclubs.com/ or call Mary Ann Vangelisti at (623) 214-6659.

Sons of the American Revolution

The Sons of the American Revolution is the leading male lineage society that perpetuates the ideals of the War of Independence. The Saguaro Chapter meets for breakfast the second Saturday of each month from September through May. Contact Jan Huber at 623-975-4805 for information.

Start

Contact Gary at 760-713-1036.

Sun Cities Civil War Round Table

Contact: Jan Huber at 623-975-4805 Meetings: First Tuesday monthly Oct. - May at 2 p.m. at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 13601 Aleppo Drive, SCW 85387.

Sun Cities Saddle Club

Meetings are held monthly at the Wooddale Village Retirement Community, 18616 N. 99th Avenue, Sun City, in the Activities Room. (one block north of Union Hills on Concho Drive-just west of 99th Ave.) Trail rides (using rental horses or personal horses) are held every Thursday at stables around the Valley. Horse ownership is not required. Ride schedules are available at the meetings. Social events are also held during the riding season. Prospective new members are welcome to attend any meeting. Membership is open to all residents of Sun City, Sun City West, Sun City Grand, and Corte Bella. For more information, please go to saddle.scwclubs.com, email us at suncitiessaddleclub@gmail.com, or call 509-670-9994.

Sun City West Masonic High Twelve Club

Contact: David Miller at 623-875-2149. Meetings: second Friday of each month (Oct.-May) at 8 a.m. Tivoli Gardens, 12535 W. Bell Rd., Surprise, AZ.

Sun City West Nurses Club

The SCW Nurses Club is open to all nurses in the area and we welcome you to join us the third Friday of each month from October-May at Briarwood Country Club. There is a short meeting followed by lunch and a program. The purpose of the Club is social, educational and sponsorship of student nurses. Call either Sandy at 214-6042 or Claire at 214-7634. We look forward to meeting you.

Super Sport Car Club

Contact Dan Koch at 399-3344.

Surprise Historical Society

The Surprise Historical Society meets on the second Mon. of each month from 1-3 p.m. in the Surprise City Hall, 16000 N. Civic Center Drive, in the City Clerk's conference rooms. Board meetings are open to the public and are followed by a Board Workshop at which members and guests may contribute ideas and comments. Some meetings will feature a guest speaker. For more info, please contact Nancy Alcock, President, at 266-0988 or galcock56@msn.com.

TOPS

Take Off Pounds Sensibly! For information, call Karen Montoya, 503-317-1228.

University of Michigan Club SC/WV

Website: alumni.umich.edu/clubs/SunCitiesandWestValley Contact Tom Mitchell at 623-455-8516. Meetings: Third Thursday monthly-Grandview Terrace, SCW 11:30 a.m.

West Valley Canadian Club

Please join us for a variety of social events and seminars related to Canadians in Arizona. You can find more information on our activities at the Club website www.canclub.ca. We hold a coffee/breakfast get together on the first Thursday of each month at 9 a.m. at Archie's Deli, Bell Rd., Surprise. Look for the Canadian flags on the tables. Hope to see you there.

West Valley Chapter 1043 of Vietnam Veterans of America

Meetings: Second Tuesday monthly 6:30 p.m. at Hospice of the Valley Offices, 9435 W. Peoria Ave., Peoria. Contact: Billee Culin at 623-414-3287, billee@shadow33.com or Luke Koerner at 623-214-6927, lukelinda@msn.com.

West Valley Essential Tremor Support Group

Meeting: second Tuesday monthly (Oct.-May) at 3 p.m. Church of St. Joachim & St. Anne, 11625 N. 111th Ave. Sun City, AZ 85351 Contact: Paul Leitch at 623-975-9638 or cpleitch@earthlink.net.

Women Connecting

Contact: 623-255-5352. Meetings: Monthly at Corte Bella Nov. - May.

Volksmarch (Affiliated with American Volkssport Assoc.)

We are more than a walking club. Affiliated with the American Volkssport Association, our events are varied and non-competitive. Everyone is invited to join us; membership is not a requirement. For more info, contact Loralie Cruz at 206-909-3944 or Loralie_c@yahoo.com.