Recreation Centers

Of Sun City West, Inc. 




Date:               April 01, 2019


 To:                  RCSCW Governing Board


From:             William Schwind, General Manager


 Subject:          Weekly Activity Report – April 1, 2019


Facility Projects:

  1. The Beardsley Meditation Garden Sign Project was completed 3/25/19.


  1. Status of the R. H. Johnson Small Dog Park Upgrade and Addition; The tentative closure of the Small Dog Park has been scheduled for April 15 through June 30.


  1. The Beardsley Facility Aquatics Parking Lot is scheduled for closure April 15 and 16 for seal and stripe of the asphalt.


  1. The Kuentz Liberty Softball Field will be closed April 15 through May 24 for artificial turf replacement and the installation of a Cantilever Canopy.


Facility Maintenance:

  1. We will be replacing the Palm Ridge West Outdoor Pool heater and the Outdoor Spa heater on Wednesday, April 10. Both the pool and the out-door spa will be closed on that day.


  1. The leak detector company has not yet located the leak at the R.H. Johnson Spa. The vendor will be back out on April 17th to make another attempt.  The R. H. Johnson Spa will be closed that day.



  1. Join us for our SCW Talent Spotlight on Wednesdays in the Kuentz Courtyard starting at 11 am for an hour of fun!  If you have any questions, call Phil Dauterive 623-544-6193.  The remaining talent lineup for the month of April is:


April 3 –   Sin Twisters

April 10 – Back Row Boys

April 17 – Bill Ciccone

April 24 – Beatles Tribute


  1. We continue working with the Governing Board on Chartered Clubs needs regarding Space Utilization plans.


  1. Check out our Jam Sessions on April 8 and April 22 at 1:00 p.m. in the Kuentz Courtyard for two hours of entertainment. Join in and play or just sit back and relax and enjoy the music. If you play a stringed instrument or other similar instruments join in on the fun. We supply sound and chairs for the musicians. This is open to Sun City West residents and guests. This is our last month for Jam Session until October.  For questions, contact Phil Dauterive at 623-544-6193.



Sports Pavilion:

  1. We had another 300 game this weekend which is the 15th 300 game of the season at Johnson Lanes. Congratulations go to out to Jeff Levine.


  1. Revenue is up $600 over last year at the same time.


  1. 160 have signed up for our Junior/Senior Bowling Tournament on May 4 and 5. Participation is double what it was last year.


General Services:

  1. Beginning April 8, members who would like to store their Membership Card on their cell phones can download the Stocard App which will allow for your card to be scanned from your cell phone when entering the facilities. You cannot simply take a picture of your card as it will not work with the scanners we have installed. You may want to continue to bring your membership cards with you until you are sure the digital card is working.


  1. We have been asked whether we had a “universal” lost and found. The basic answer is no.  We suggest that if you lose an item at a particular place or facility that you go back to that facility to inquire.  If it is an item of greater value (i.e., charge cards, jewelry, wallet), staff at the facilities will attempt to identify the owners.  If they cannot, these items will most likely be turned in to the Membership Office to see if they can identify the owner or held to see if someone claims them.


  1. We are assisting Northwest Valley Connect in getting a Transportation Survey out to Sun City West Residents. If you would like to participate and have your voice heard, the survey will be available on line on our social media or in hard copy at the R. H. Johnson Library.


  1. Hometown Heroes awards take place on April 24 at Grandview Terrace. The Recreation Centers is a co-sponsor of this event.  The deadline for nominations for Hometown Heroes was in March.


RHJ Library:

  1. Although Author Isabella Maldonado drew only a small audience last Tuesday, the people who attended thoroughly enjoyed her presentation and the free gifts she gave away. Maldonado spoke about the third noel in her Veranda Cruz series, which was just published.


  1. At Happy Camp last week, 18 children and 17 adults enjoyed listening to stories and learning about the birds that Liberty Wildlife Animal Rescue presented. Liberty brought in a Great Horned Owl, a falcon and some kestrels for the children to see.


  1. Last Friday, Library Director Jane Kauzlaric presented a talk about the R. H. Johnson Library’s OverDrive ebooks, digital audiobooks and the library’s RBdigital Magazines to the Computer Club’s MacsWest Users Group. The library now owns over 6,000 ebooks and digital audiobooks and 34 digital magazine subscriptions.


  1. Two sessions of Virtual Reality will be presented on Tuesday of this week. Small groups provide the best experience, so pre-registration is required. Interested residents with a valid ID Card may call the Data Resource Center at 623-544-6644 to reserve a specific time.


  1. This Friday, April 5. Bestselling Author J. A. Jance will present a book talk and signing at 12:00 p.m. at the Palm Ridge Rec. Center. All are welcome and tickets are not required.  Residents with a Rec. Card may enter at 11:15 a.m. and the general public may enter at 11:30 a.m.  Jance’s books, including her newest “The A List”, will be available for purchase at the event.


Financial Services:

  1. Staff is requested to submit any outstanding invoices for March so that Accounting can complete their Month End Reports.


  1. We continue our work on the FY 19/20 Budget and to finalize the Capital and Budget Presentation.


  1. The dates for the upcoming Public Budget Forums for the FY 19/20 Annual Budget Presentations to the public are scheduled for Wed. April 24, 9 a.m. at Palm Ridge Summit B, Fri. April 26, 1 p.m. at the Lecture Hall, and Thurs., May 2, 5:30 p.m. at the Lecture Hall. Watch the Rec. Center News, E-News and our web site for additional information and be sure to attend one of these presentations.



  1. The Membership Department received 205 property inquiries for the month of March 2019 compared to 178 in March 2018.


  1. We’ve had 132 APF fees for March 2019 as compared to 143 for March 2018.



Events Planning:

  1. Our March 29, 2019 Dance with “Rhythm Edition” is sold out. Tickets are still available for our April Dance – Yesterday Once More on April 12


  1. Happy Camp was a great success this year! Over 85 people attended the Happy Camp Luau!  Thanks to everyone involved in making that happen!


  1. Movies in Beardsley Park – There was a misprint in the April Rec. Center News. The corrected dates and titles of the movies are:


  • April 20th – Green Book
  • April 27th – The Mule
  • May 4th – Bohemian Rhapsody
  • May 11th – First Man


  1. All tickets have been given out for the Surprise Pops Concert on Thursday, April 4.


  1. Our next Culture Series features John Gamber on April 17 on the Great Lawn at 6 p.m. Tickets are not required for this event.


  1. Tickets are still available for our Easter in the Park Event, April 20 at 8:30 a.m. at Beardsley. Be sure to bring the Grandkids over to meet the Easter Bunny!


Golf Maintenance:

  1. Landscape Maintenance performed spring aerification on two Lawns Bowls Courts last week and we are scheduled to do two courts on Thursday of this week.


  1. During transition, mowing crews will be lowering the height for cutting the grass. There may be areas of the grass that appear a little thinned out at this point but that is normal during the transition process.


  1. Spring Aerification started on Monday, April 1 at Deer Valley Golf Course.



April   Upcoming Events

Event Event Date Location Time Ticket Sales
Surprise Pops April 4, 2019 Palm Ridge 1pm SOLD OUT
April Dance – Yesterday Once More April 12, 2019 Palm Ridge 7pm Tickets still Available
Culture Series – John Gamber April 17, 2019 RHJ Great Lawn 6pm NO TICKETS
Easter in the Park April 20, 2019 Beardsley 8:30am Tickets still Available
Movies in the Park – Listed Below 4/20, 427, 5/4, 5/11 Beardsley Dusk NO TICKETS



April  Upcoming Ticket Sales

Event Event Date Location Time Ticket Sales
Fall Fest 10-25 thru 10-27 Beardsley 7pm Available Now
2020 TOP HAT Subscription Dates Vary 2020 Palm Ridge 3 & 7pm New Subscribers
2020 Cruise Ship Subscription Dates Vary 2020 Palm Ridge 7pm New Subscribers
Summer Series Dates Vary Palm Ridge 3 & 7pm April 2, 2019
Memorial Day – Uptowns Angels May 27, 2019 Palm Ridge 1pm April 16, 2019
Pool Party – Come Back Buddy June 14, 2019 RHJ Pool 7 – 9pm April 23, 2019
Sizzling Summer Series Dates Vary Lecture Hall/SDT 1 or 3pm May 7, 2019



Happy Camp –

  • Happy Camp was a great success this year.
  • Luau went over well with 85 in attendance!



Surprise Pops Concert this Thursday – ALL TICKETS HAVE BEEN GIVEN OUT



Movies in the Park: – There was a misprint in the April Rec News – Here are the corrected dates 😊

  • April 20th – Green Book
  • April 27th – The Mule
  • May 4th – Bohemian Rhapsody
  • May 11th – First Man





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