Snowbird News

Three Snowbird Foot Golf outings at Glenlakes

By Lynn Wilhelm
Glenlakes Golf Club will be having three foot golf outings this year for snowbirds and others who want to try the sport. The game is a fun and easy combination of both golf and soccer. Scheduled dates are 10 a.m. on Saturday, January 23, 1 p.m. on Saturday, February 20, and 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 6. Cost is only $12 + tax. Optional carts are available for $13 + tax.
Form your own team of four, or the pro shop will form a team for you. To sign up, call the Glenlakes pro shop at 251-955-1220.

Frank Calma Snowbird Dance postponed ‘til 2021

By Gail Sims
The Frank Calma Memorial Welcome Back Snowbirds Dance for January 22, 2021 has been postponed due to Covid 19 but it has already been set up for next year, 2022. We want to thank the Snowbirds, the locals, volunteers, John, Jim, and Jerry, Pat Crumby, our sponsors, the Mullet Wrapper, the Knights of Columbus, Gulf Shores and Elberta councils and the Columbiettes for all their support for the last 14 years. You made it happen every year!
We will miss the fabulous music and dancing that we all looked forward to each year! Frank’s idea to raise money for the Knights of Columbus was a blessing for all! You certainly made his dream come true! We ask you to support our sponsors who have been so generous each year for the dance! Stay safe and well! God Bless and we will see you next year, God willing!

Michigan still has golf

By Dave Ferguson
While the Michigan Club will not be meeting this Winter, we still have golf outings. We will be golfing every Monday and Wednesday until March 10th. Our golf schedule can be found at the Michigan Club website (michiganclubalabama.com). This year we are welcoming all snowbirds from all the snowbird clubs to join our golf outings. To sign up, just go to our website, click on the golf icon and our schedule will appear. Pick the course that you want to play and call the coordinator for that course and give them your name and phone number and you will be signed up. We will also have Ladies golf every Tuesday, weather permitting, at Gulf Links Golf Center on 59. We will meet at 9:30 AM, with Tee times at 10. If you would like to join or have questions please contact Sue Beach at spbeach260@charter.net or phone number 231-429-0952.

Minnesota virtual meetings

By Nancy Poferl
The Minnesota Snowbird club in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach and surrounding area, although not meeting in person, is doing Virtual Meetings every other Tuesday throughout the season via Zoom. Sign up via Facebook @mnalclub or on our website www.mnal.org. Next meeting Jan 19th 10am, thereafter every other.

No regular Dakota meetings

By Joyce Anderson
The Dakotas Snowbird Club will not be holding regular gatherings this winter. We have found the a majority of our club members will not be heading South this winter and for the group that will be coming it is difficult to make plans considering all the Covid 19 protocols and risk to our elderly members.

Iowa will still meet for golf

By Sue Holst
Iowa Snowbirds welcome back all Iowans wintering in the area! You are encouraged to register on our website Iowa-Alabamagulfcoastsnowbirds.org (no registration fees or dues are required). Unfortunately, all club breakfasts and cocktail socials have been cancelled for 2021. Iowa golfers will continue their weekly outings and golfers from other states are welcome. The golf schedule and sign up can be found on the website.
As a means to keep our members informed, you are encouraged to visit the website often for updates on area events, general club information, discount codes, specials, etc. under the Happenings tab. We will miss seeing all our Iowa Snowbird friends, but plans are already being made for a return to normalcy in 2022!

Wisconsin Synod Lutheran Sunday services

Gulf Shores area WELS/ELS members
will have local church services with Holy Communion on January 24 and February 7 & 21 at St Jude by the Sea Lutheran Church, 312 E 16th Ave, Gulf Shores. Services will start at 4:00 with Bible class to follow. Make checks pay-able to Risen Savior Luth Church. Church capacity 50 people. Reservations required for each service. To make reservations or for more info contact: Jim Diehm, 231-598-0383, jkdiehm@gmail.com.

Senior Softball Mon. & Fri.

By Arthur Presley
We have a local men’s senior softball group, age 50 and over, and we are trying to recruit more players. We play every Monday in Gulf Shores and Friday in Orange Beach at 9 a.m. All skill level welcome. Info: 225-313-8516.

Three Snowbird Foot Golf outings at Glenlakes

By Lynn Wilhelm
Glenlakes Golf Club will be having three foot golf outings this year for snowbirds and others who want to try the sport. The game is a fun and easy combination of both golf and soccer. Scheduled dates are 10 a.m. on Saturday, January 23, 1 p.m. on Saturday, February 20, and 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 6. Cost is only $12 + tax. Optional carts are available for $13 + tax.
Form your own team of four, or the pro shop will form a team for you. To sign up, call the Glenlakes pro shop at 251-955-1220.

Frank Calma Snowbird Dance postponed ‘til 2021

By Gail Sims
The Frank Calma Memorial Welcome Back Snowbirds Dance for January 22, 2021 has been postponed due to Covid 19 but it has already been set up for next year, 2022. We want to thank the Snowbirds, the locals, volunteers, John, Jim, and Jerry, Pat Crumby, our sponsors, the Mullet Wrapper, the Knights of Columbus, Gulf Shores and Elberta councils and the Columbiettes for all their support for the last 14 years. You made it happen every year!
We will miss the fabulous music and dancing that we all looked forward to each year! Frank’s idea to raise money for the Knights of Columbus was a blessing for all! You certainly made his dream come true! We ask you to support our sponsors who have been so generous each year for the dance! Stay safe and well! God Bless and we will see you next year, God willing!

Michigan still has golf

By Dave Ferguson
While the Michigan Club will not be meeting this Winter, we still have golf outings. We will be golfing every Monday and Wednesday until March 10th. Our golf schedule can be found at the Michigan Club website (michiganclubalabama.com). This year we are welcoming all snowbirds from all the snowbird clubs to join our golf outings. To sign up, just go to our website, click on the golf icon and our schedule will appear. Pick the course that you want to play and call the coordinator for that course and give them your name and phone number and you will be signed up. We will also have Ladies golf every Tuesday, weather permitting, at Gulf Links Golf Center on 59. We will meet at 9:30 AM, with Tee times at 10. If you would like to join or have questions please contact Sue Beach at spbeach260@charter.net or phone number 231-429-0952.

Minnesota virtual meetings

By Nancy Poferl
The Minnesota Snowbird club in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach and surrounding area, although not meeting in person, is doing Virtual Meetings every other Tuesday throughout the season via Zoom. Sign up via Facebook @mnalclub or on our website www.mnal.org. Next meeting Jan 19th 10am, thereafter every other.

No regular Dakota meetings

By Joyce Anderson
The Dakotas Snowbird Club will not be holding regular gatherings this winter. We have found the a majority of our club members will not be heading South this winter and for the group that will be coming it is difficult to make plans considering all the Covid 19 protocols and risk to our elderly members.

Iowa will still meet for golf

By Sue Holst
Iowa Snowbirds welcome back all Iowans wintering in the area! You are encouraged to register on our website Iowa-Alabamagulfcoastsnowbirds.org (no registration fees or dues are required). Unfortunately, all club breakfasts and cocktail socials have been cancelled for 2021. Iowa golfers will continue their weekly outings and golfers from other states are welcome. The golf schedule and sign up can be found on the website.
As a means to keep our members informed, you are encouraged to visit the website often for updates on area events, general club information, discount codes, specials, etc. under the Happenings tab. We will miss seeing all our Iowa Snowbird friends, but plans are already being made for a return to normalcy in 2022!

Wisconsin Synod Lutheran Sunday services

Gulf Shores area WELS/ELS members
will have local church services with Holy Communion on January 24 and February 7 & 21 at St Jude by the Sea Lutheran Church, 312 E 16th Ave, Gulf Shores. Services will start at 4:00 with Bible class to follow. Make checks pay-able to Risen Savior Luth Church. Church capacity 50 people. Reservations required for each service. To make reservations or for more info contact: Jim Diehm, 231-598-0383, jkdiehm@gmail.com.

Senior Softball Mon. & Fri.

By Arthur Presley
We have a local men’s senior softball group, age 50 and over, and we are trying to recruit more players. We play every Monday in Gulf Shores and Friday in Orange Beach at 9 a.m. All skill level welcome. Info: 225-313-8516.

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