The Pool Players of The Brooke’s Board (PPB) orchestrated a Member Appreciation Happy Hour to honor their outstanding members and sponsors in the HOA-1’s newly renovated RoadRunner Grill. The PPB hosted 57 members and two PPB Sponsors.

Dick “Highlander” Dunbar, PPB’s President, started the program with a few upbeat words to the attending PPB members. Then, Board Vice-President, Dominic “The Doctor” Borland recognized a couple sponsors. Joe Pate’s XPERT Auto has been sponsoring the PPB since its inception in February 2016. Shelly Smith representing XPERT Auto accepted a Certificate of Recognition from the PPB. Our next exceptional sponsor in attendance was Leah Kari of Leah Kari Solutions Inc. Leah has been with us since February 2018. Leah graciously accepted her framed certificate and indicated her support would continue and grow. Luis Lopez of Rancheros Market, one of our newest sponsors, was not present, so, Dominic will deliver his framed certificate to Luis. All three are tournament and CRC Pool Room sponsors. The PPB thanks our generous sponsors and believes in continuing our long running relationships.

Next up, the grub! Our two servers Rich “Hide the Salami” Adinofi and Fred “The Baker” Dianda dressed in authentic Italian aprons and Chef Toques were ready and able to dish out some delicious pork sliders, chicken wings and caprese skewers to the hungry pool players.

When the grub was devoured, Dick Dunbar was ready to award gift cards to acknowledge the selfless contributions of the following 15 members. Jack “Crash” Hoverter, Rich “Hide the Salami” Adinolfi, Terry Gillis, Scott Whiting, Tony “The Snake” Cardillo, Phelps “Montana” L’Hommedieu, Ron “Dblo7” Ridge, Joe “Fast Eddie” Giammarino, Randy “Thin Man” Smith, Gary “One Rail” Barlow, Fred “The Baker” Dianda, Dominic “The Doctor” Borland, Dick “The Visor” Titus, George “The “G” Man Bone, and Terry “The Cue” Sterling. The above members are the core of the PPB membership that keeps the club functional and the pool room in tip top shape so our club members and all SaddleBrooke’s residents have a clean and well-equipped pool room to be proud of!

Back to Dominic for the free raffle. Here is a list of our donators and winners:

Fast Eddie—License Plate and Chalk Holder – Julie Klarkowski

Fast Eddie—License Plate and Chalk Holder – Dick Modos

Fast Eddie—License Plate – Lloyd Schmidt

Golf Cars of Arizona – Annual Check-Up – Gary Barlow

Golf Cars of Arizona – Annual Check-Up – Cynthia Hauth

Stone Canyon Painting – Gift Certificate – Roger Bedard

PPB – HOA-1 Gift Certificates — George Bone, Michael Ferguson, Dick Titus, Doug Drake, Joe “Ball Breaker” Vidmar, Kurt McMillan and Julie Larson.

HOA-1 – Gift Certificate – Russ Doering

Rich Adinolfi – PPB Embroidered Shirt – Scott Whiting

North Italia – Gift Certificate – Jay “The Shamrock Shooter” Cleary

PPB – Mike Sigel Cue – Venita Ransom

Finally Our Grand Prize Winner – Terry Sterling

PPB* – A beautiful McDermott Cue with Four Shafts and a Cue Case

Congratulations to the PPB Board for their sometimes unnoticed and dedicated efforts.

Dick Dunbar – President

Dominic Borland – Vice President

Joe Vidmar – Secretary/Treasurer

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