Welcome to Friends
in the Hills
We are a thriving and active social club in Fountain Hills, Arizona. Our membership roster currently includes more than 350 women of various ages and backgrounds, hailing from nearly every US state and a number of different countries. We meet monthly at group luncheons and enjoy a wide range of activities and events throughout the month, where we socialize with current friends and welcome new ones.
If you live in Fountain Hills or in the immediate vicinity, please join us at our next luncheon or attend one of our Newcomer's Coffees to see what we're all about and let us get to know you.
Meanwhile, feel free to make use of our website to find out more about us, check out our Calendar of events, or Contact Us.
We hope to see you soon!
One of the best things about
summer here in the Valley is
that we get to enjoy monthly
luncheons with our Friends at
FireRock Country Club.
The ambiance, the food and
the service at FireRock have always been outstanding and
we look forward to going back
As always, you will need to get your reservation, in the form of your check for $20, to Ione Bushman by the cutoff date, August 6th.
Please see the MONTHLY LUNCHEONS page for complete details, as well as a link to a map for those who haven't been to FireRock before. We hope to see you all on Wednesday, August 13th, at FireRock!
Our Holiday Dinner Dance Committee has
hit the ground running and they've pinned
down the date for this favorite annual event.
Mark your calendars and dust off your dancin'
shoes! It will be on Sunday, December 7th,
at the Rio Verde Country Club, from 5 to 9 PM.
Committee members are: Kathleen Sauser, Ann Elam, Joanie Gallichio, Suzanne Bertino, Toni Johnson, Sandy Clark and Joyce Stehlik.
Check out the Special Events page for the latest details!
We've got lots of new Activities and Features to beat those
1 - NEW WEBSITE-ONLY FEATURE: A Friendly Close-Up
Beginning in May, Jill Dohrman started a series of interviews, highlighting a different member of Friends in the Hills each month. The results of her insightful and unique questions make for a very interesting read! What will you learn about people you thought you knew? This feature is ONLY be published on the WEBSITE, so check in every month to see who's in the spotlight. Click here to see Jill's interview for this month.
2 - NEW ACTIVITY: Paper Crafting
Rose Hanford is heading up this new and VERY popular activity for Friends. She has already filled her Advanced group and is working to try to get some Beginner and Intermediate groups going. If you might be interested, check out the Paper Crafting activity page for more information. A great summer boredom-buster!
3 - NEW ACTIVITY: Poker Club
You don't have to go to the casino to play . . . five single dollars will buy you a seat at the table for an afternoon of this popular card game with Friends. Kathleen Sauser and Jer'i Conway are heading up this fun activity. Take a look at the Poker Club activity page for all the details.
4 - NEW ACTIVITY: Happy Hour
What could be more fun at the end of the day than a gathering of Friends at a local establishment, sharing conversation and an adult beverage or two? Chris Itami and Mary Courtney will head up the "Drinking Divas" Happy Hour activity and let us know about ongoing plans as they've been worked out. Check the Happy Hour activity page for their next outing.
5 - SPECIAL EVENT: Artists Gallery
September 18th is next up on the schedule at the Fountain Hills Artists Gallery on the Avenue of the Fountains, with a demonstration by potter, Rick Fitch. Contact Friends member, Margarete Ripps for details.
6 - NEW ACTIVITY: Circle of Tweeners
So, what's a 'Tweener' you ask? Well, currently, if you joined Friends in the Hills between 2009 and 2012 . . . you are a Tweener! Lola Fraser is chairing this new group that will host luncheons for those in between Circle of New Friends and Circle of Long-Time Friends. Check the Circle of Tweeners activity page for specifics.