Quote of the Month

"No matter how good or bad you think life is, wake up each day and be thankful for life. Someone somewhere is fighting to survive."


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 love mankind; it's people I can't stand.

Charles M. Schulz

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



Twentieth Anniversary
of the attack on America

September 11, 2021 marks the twentieth anniversary of this greatest tragedy to hit American soil.
The towers are gone and a serene memorial has been built there. Each year the families of the victims gather at the Memorial Plaza to read the names of the 2,983 men, women, and children killed in this attack both in the city, at the Pentagon, and the crash of United Airlines plane in Pennsylvania.
Despite the shared grief we experienced, hope, resilience, and unity lifted us up as a Nation.
Twenty years later these lessons are more important than ever. Today the Memorial and Museum in NY city stands as a beacon of healing and renewal, a physical embodiment of the compassion we showed to one another, the resolve we demonstrated to the world, and how in the time of unfathomable loss we rose as one. A special exhibit also shows pictures of hundreds of dogs used in the recovery effort. The Tribute of Light which illuminates the sky above NY City from dusk on September 11 to dawn on September 12 will be joined this year by a citywide effort to have many businesses join in lighting up their buildings with the memorial blue lights. In addition, we have our own memorial here in Gilbert, Arizona. (at 50 E Civic Center Drive) which remains open despite the construction around it. The memorial features an 8-foot steel girder beam that once held up the North Tower. It was given to former Gilbert Fire Chief Collin Dewitt following his three-year quest to bring it home to Arizona. The beam traveled throughout Gilbert allowing families to see it, touch it, and learn about it. It is angled so even small children can reach up and touch this piece of history. Four granite walls feature the names of those lost in the attacks. The memorial rests on a pentagon shaped base and is surrounded by bricks which have messages from many donors. Life is short.
"As you live and enjoy the breaths you take today and tonight before you go to sleep in preparation for your life tomorrow, kiss the ones you love, snuggle a little tighter, and never take one second of your life for granted."