Dobson Ranch Retirees’ Club
First Monday of the Month: Coffee at 9:30 a.m. (dates are subject to change)
Meeting from 10:00 am to 12:00 Noon (includes lunch)
Our mission is to: Support our Dobson Community, Assist with Dobson Ranch Goals, Meet in the spirit of good fellowship, Offer all members the opportunity to participate in every aspect of the club at social gatherings, trips and group functions, Introduce newcomers to the club.
The Retiree's Club schedules twenty activities each month including, biking, hiking, picnics, outings, travel, dinners, lunches, happy hours and movies. Current club membership is over 175 members.
Dues for membership in the club are collected in January for the year. The annual dues are $20.00 per person.
We always welcome new members. Come as our guest and see what we are about.
For membership information contact Dovie Bryant - firstname.lastname@example.org
The Dobson Ranch Retirees' Club was organized in 1999 when several retired residents decided to meet and find ways to make new friends, stay active and become involved in Dobson Ranch activities together. From its inception, the Retirees' Club has fostered the spirit of good fellowship, volunteerism and social activities on Dobson Ranch. It has been a place to meet new friends and enjoy age appropriate activities of common interest to the group. General Meetings of the Retirees' Club are held at La Casita Recreation Center. Each year the membership of the club has grown as Dobson Ranch residents enjoy the camaraderie and functions offered by club members. There is a Board of Directors for the club and the Board meets on the third Monday of each month to plan events for future months, nominate new officers, suggest chairpersons and coordinate the activities of the club.
Dobson Ranch Retirees' Club stays in touch with its members in a number of ways. The monthly General Meeting brings members together to socialize and also to share information about happenings on the Ranch and within the club, such as the health and welfare of its members. At the General Meeting, an agenda is distributed about coming events and things of interest to members. The Retirees' Club maintains a database of members and email addresses. Members are notified by telephone or email of special events or items of interest. Announcements of coming events and a calendar of functions is available in the Retirees' Club Section of the monthly Ranchers' RoundUp magazine.
Throughout the year Retirees' Club members are encouraged to attend Homeowners Association Meetings as well as to participate in the fundraisers for the club. In the past the Retirees' Pancake Breakfasts have been well received by everyone on Dobson Ranch. Members also participate in HOA events as volunteers.
For a list of current activities, please see the monthly issue of the Ranchers' RoundUp.
Committees include: Day Trippers, Dinner Night Out, Happy Hour, Men's Breakfast, Movie Day, Fun & Game Day, Ladies Lunch, Hiking, Cycling, and Picnics.
For information on the hiking group contact Barbara Stout at 602-740-3213. Hikers meet every Wednesday at 8 a.m. at the La Casita Recreation Center.
For information on the Free Wheelers biking group, contact Arnie Chase at 480-838-4124. Bikers meet every Tuesday at 8 a.m. at the Dobson Library.
For those interested in a shorter ride, the Slo-Spokes meet on Fridays at 9 a.m. at the Library.
Retirees' Club 2020 Officers:
President - Frank Saavedra - responsible for governance of the club
Vice President - Barbara Stout - assists the President and governs the Board Meeting and General Meeting in the absence of the President
Secretary - Jo Norsworthly - takes minutes of the meetings and distributes
Treasurer - Carolyn Sedlak - responsible for the finances of the club including collection and disbursement of club funds
Membership Chairperson - Dovie Bryant - email@example.com
The Dobson Ranch Retirees' Club has been involved with numerous other Ranch events and activities, as well as providing support to various charities.
- Visit to Veteran's Hospital and giving of gifts
- Support of the Dolphin Swim Team
- Giver to the Annual Angel Tree Program
- Cook for the annual D.R. Breakfast with Santa event
- Support the United Food Bank of Mesa
- Work with various other Ranch Clubs
Recent Club Travels
- Three day trips to Tucson
- Overnight trip to Verde Valley and The Verde Railway
- Four Day trips to Laughlin
- Daily trips to area Casinos
- Horse Racing outings
- Plus many other day and overnight trips.