Recreation Centers

Of Sun City West, Inc.



Date:              April 24, 2017

To:                  RCSCW Governing Board

From:             Mike Whiting, General Manager

Subject:         Weekly Activity Report – April 24, 2017


  1. Accel Electric has installed the lighting for the two signs at the south side of the Sports Pavilion and the southwest entrance to the Village Store courtyard.


  1. L. McIntyre will begin demolition of the existing Library kitchen today. New cabinet installation will begin on May 1..


  1. DFG Builders has completed the setting of forms and post-tension cabling on the new Tennis courts at R. H. Johnson. The slab will be poured today.


  1. DFG Builders has installed the seat cap on the Admin. Courtyard planters. The steel fabricator will field verify measurements this week and schedule the installation of the side panels.


Sports Pavilion:

  1. Our Sunday Special brought in $483 in revenue and Tuesday’s Bowling Special brought in $221.


  1. The first part of our Best Bowler Tournament was held this past Thursday. The final round will be held this Thursday, April 27.


  1. Our Window World Mixed Team Tournament was held on April 21. 36 bowlers participated in this event.  First prize was $500.


  1. We have sold 44 Bowling VIP cards so far this year.



  1. Our next Jam Session is scheduled for today, April 24 from 1 – 3 pm in the Kuentz Courtyard. Join us for two hours of entertainment.


  1. Join us for our next and last So You Think You Have Talent for this season in the Kuentz Courtyard on Tuesday, April 25 at 11:00. Entertainment will be provided by singer/guitarist John Hodgson.


  1. Join us for Happy Hour on Wed., April 26 from 6 – 8 p.m. in the Kuentz Courtyard. This event is free and for residents of SCW and their invited guests.  Bring your own beverage and snacks.  Ice and coffee are provided.  Entertainment is provided by “Boomerang and the Sunsations”.


  1. This past Saturday’s Movies in the Park, “Jackie” was cancelled due to the large number of bees in the grass and all around some sprinkler heads. We are working to take care of the bee problem before the next Saturday Movie in the Park, Fences, on April 29. Join us in Beardsley Park at sunset for this free event.


  1. Join us on Friday, April 28 for out April Dance with Come Back Buddy at 7 pm at the Palm Ridge Recreation Center. Come Back Buddy is a three-piece rock ‘n’ roll band inspired by the legendary “Buddy Holly and the Crickets”.  Tickets are $10 per person and on sale at the R. H. Johnson Box Office or online at  This dance is open to the public.  Soda and water will be available for purchase.



  1. The Library kitchenette remodel begins today.


  1. This year’s Summer Puzzle begins on Wednesday, May 3. Nine folding tables will be delivered to the library today.  Puzzle volunteers will level the tables and then tape them together.


  1. Beginning chess now meets on Tuesday mornings instead of Saturdays. Changing the day has resulted in a better response and more people coming in for lessons.


Village Store:

  1. We will be conducting interviews to fill the Village Store Assistant Manager’s position now that Rita has announced she will be retiring.


Environemntal Services:

  1. Trail Ridge Golf Course reopens for play tomorrow, Tuesday, April 25.


  1. Star Dust Golf Course closes for spring aerification on Thursday, April 27 and reopens on Tuesday, May 2.


  1. Landscape Maintenance will also be performing aerification on Lawn Bowls and the Softball Park this week.


  1. We will be finishing up planting summer flowers this week.


Golf Operations:

  1. We are up in revenue over prior year $30,000 but are down 500 rounds for the same time period.


  1. 55 golfers are signed up to participate in the Michelob Challenge on Saturday April 29.


  1. This is the last week for Player’s Assistants and that the Call Center will be closed for the season.


General Services:

  1. We will be scheduling a follow-up with the Banner Alzheimer’s group. During the forum we held earlier, Banner found three SCW residents that had the double gene indicator needed for participating in their research program.


  1. We are looking into developing TEG software for Chartered Clubs to use as a card “swipe” system.


  1. We are also looking at Library software for managing Data Resource Center computers.


Facility Maintenance:

  1. Facility Maintenance has completed the painting of entry signs and will begin painting the exterior of the Men’s Club this week. Once the Club building is complete the only facility remaining to be painted is the Tennis Tower.  We received the man lift equipment early and used it to clean and repair tennis court lighting.


Financial Services:

  1. Our public forums on the FY17/18 Budget begin this week. The first one takes place tomorrow, April 25 at 9 a.m. in the Lecture Hall followed by the next meeting on Thursday, April 27 at 1 p.m. at Palm Ridge and the last meeting on Wednesday, May 3 at 5:50 p.m. in the Lecture Hall.


Human Resources:

  1. As we are a point of dispensing training for Maricopa County and public health emergencies, closed POD training has been set up for Apr. 25 for anyone having gone through Open POD Training. This includes CERT Team Members, First Responders, Rec. Center Management and volunteers.   21 Fire Department Members, 22 SCW representatives and 8 MCSO/Posse representatives will be attending this training.



  1. We are continuing the process of auditing chartered clubs’ financials. 100 of the 110 clubs have been audited and closed out.





Every Tue at Kuentz                        SO YOU THINK YOU HAVE TALENT! 11 am at Kuentz Courtyard.  Join us for our sixth season highlighting many new acts and all of your old favorites! Join us in the Kuentz Courtyard starting at 11 a.m. Tuesdays for an hour of fun. Our lineup for January is:


                                                                 April 25 – Singer/guitarist John Hodgson (new)


Mon  April 24                                    JAM SESSION,  1-3 pm, Kuentz Courtyard. Join us on from 1 to 3 p.m. for two hours of entertainment in the Kuentz Courtyard. Join in or just sit back and relax and enjoy the music. This starts our third season. If you play a string instrument or other similar instruments join in on the fun. We supply sound and chairs for the musicians. This is open to SCW residents and guests. For questions or information, contact Dori Miller at 623- 544-6193.


Wed Apr  26                                      KUENTZ HAPPY HOUR, 6-8 pm, Kuentz Courtyard.  The show is free and open to residents and invited guests. BYOB and snacks, coffee and ice will be provided. Also, be sure to bring your own chair. No pets are allowed; service animals only. If there is rain the event will be cancelled.


April 26  6 to 8 p.m.: Drawn together by love for rock ‘n’ roll, Boomerang and The Sunsations.


Sat Apr 22 & 29                                MOVIES IN THE PARK, Sunset, Beardsley Park, This event is free.  Please bring your own chair.  Sodas and Ice Cream will be sold.  April 29 – “FENCES” A working class African-American father tries to raise his family in the 1950s, while coming to terms with the events of his life. Denzel Washington directed and stars in this adaptation of August Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, which centers on a black garbage collector named Troy Maxson in 1950s Pittsburgh. Bitter that baseball’s color barrier was only broken after his own heyday in the Negro Leagues, Maxson is prone to taking out his frustrations on his loved ones. Both Washington and co-star Viola Davis won Tony’s for their performances in the 2010 revival of the play. Stephen Henderson, Jovan Adepo, Russell Hornsby, and Mykelti Williamson round-out the supporting cast. Starring Denzel Washington and Viola Davis. Rated PG; drama.


Fri Apr 28                                          APRIL DANCE with COME BACK BUDDY, 7 pm, Palm Ridge Recreation Center.  Come Back Buddy is a three-piece rock ‘n’ roll band inspired by the legendary “Buddy Holly and the Crickets.” The trio’s repertoire includes the music of many artists from the ’50s era including Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Ricky Nelson and, of course, Buddy Holly.  Tickets are $10 per person and on sale at the R.H. Johnson Box Office, 19803 R.H. Johnson Blvd., or online at The dance is open to the public. Soda and water will be available for purchase


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