Quote of the Month

“I’m not superstitious, but I am a little stitious.”

-"—Steve Carrell—"-

As part of the official Annual Resident's Meeting and the meeting following, these officers were elected.

President - Dave Borchardt

Vice-President -
Sandy Baumstark (60)

Treasurer -
Denise Haws

Secretary -
Barb Nienkark

Member at Large (1 year) -
Mike Kereluk (82)

Member at Large (2 year) -
Pat Hillard(182)

Member at Large (3 year) -
Rhonda Smaldino (155)

I believe that if life gives you lemons, you should make lemonade... And try to find somebody whose life has given them vodka, and have a party.

Ron White

This website is being maintained
in memory of Tom Hennessy who
made the site possible



Do we have anyone in our park that knows how to work a computer? Anybody willing to learn a new operating system? Do you have ideas of a new look for the web site? If you want to take a look, just go to www.desertharboraz.net and take a look at what we have now. I have a deal for you. I do the web site for the activities association. Due to having some medical things going on, I decided that it would be important to have a "backup person" to help me out. I could sure use some new ideas, some imagination on how it might or should look.
If you are interested at all, why don't you give me a call and we can chat about it. You don't need to live here year round. We can stay in contact via email and/or text. I just need to be able to put a program or two on your computer. Preferably a laptop so you can take it with you if you leave for home or whatever. My name is Dick Smith. I live in Lot #74. My phone numbers are home-480-983-5819 and my cell is 480-296-5324. My email is RLCKSMITH@MSN.COM Please think about it and give me a call. Thanks for being here in the park


A look at what is going on in the park

Memorial Day - Cherishing Their Memory
by Connie Riter

Memorial Day used to be called "Decoration Day". Besides parades, the people would plant flowers in cemetaries and "clean up" the graves of their relatives. Now by changing the day we celebrate it from May 30th to the last Monday in May, it has become a reminder of all the men and women who have died preserving our freedoms. This year for the first time, I decided to make the display in the Clubhouse for only those who have died. We now have 5 boards filled with many memories of our relatives who are gone. We have one man, Larry Lepic, who was in Pearl Harbor on duty when it was attacked. The guards used his car as a hospital ambulance to take the wounded to get help. Another man, Nancy Swanson's husband, was taken to the Nevada Desert to watch the explosion of an atomic bomb. This was later in the Korean War years. Reni Dieball's husband, Fred, spent almost his complete service years in prison! That was because he was a military guard. Each picture has a story and you might want to read them before the boards are taken down on June 1st. I am always trying to make the boards more complete. If you have a picture of a relative who has passed and was in the service, we can add him or her to the boards next May. In November for Veteran's Day we put relatives who are still alive - including grandchildren. So if you have any family members to add, please let me know.