Recreation Centers

Of Sun City West, Inc. 





Date:               April 30, 2018


To:                   RCSCW Governing Board


From:              Mike Whiting, General Manager


 Subject:          Weekly Activity Report – April 30, 2018


Facility Projects:

  1. RHJ Tennis Master Plan Phase 1 is in progress. Courts 12-13 poured on 4/24/18, courts10-11 to be poured on 5/2/18 and courts 14-15 will be poured  on 5/4/18 weather permitting.


  1. The ARC Paint Booth project is in progress. The concrete footer was poured on 4/20/18.   The vendor is currently forming the foundation and slab.


  1. Kuentz Stardust Backstage Restrooms Remodel begins 5/1/18 with an expected completion date of 5/17/18.


  1. The demolition of the Kuentz Woodshop Cart Parking lot is in progress.


  1. The Pickleball Club and the Staff are reviewing the R. H. Johnson Pickleball Shade Structure Plans and Proposal.


Facility Maintenance:

  1. We are fine-tuning the schedule to have some warranty work done at the R. H. Johnson Pool. The schedule will center around the removal and replacement of a dead palm tree located at the pool as this will be the most difficult of the scheduled warranty repairs to complete. It will be necessary to close the pool for 3 to 4 days during repairs.  We should have the closure dates confirmed in the next few days and we will post the information as soon as it’s finalized.



  1. So You Think You Have Talent continues 11 am at Kuentz Courtyard. May 1 is the Grand Finale with two hours of entertainment. Dori Miller will supply punch, cookies and watermelon. You bring a sandwich if you wish.


  1. Our next Movie in the Park, Dunkirk is scheduled for May 5 at Beardsley Park at sundown. Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire and France are surrounded by the German Army and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II.


  1. Summer Series Subscription tickets are $21.00 each and are already on sale on line and at the SCW Box Office. Individual tickets go on sale Tuesday, May 8 for our Summer Series Acts, June 11 (A Little Help from my Friends), July 9 (Johnny Cash Tribute) and August 13 (Peter, Paul & Mary Tribute).



  1. Virtual reality sessions were held at the Library last Friday. The next sessions will be held on the second and fourth Fridays in May.


Financial Services:

  1. CFO Tony Struck has presented the first two Budget Forums last week.  The final presentation will be on May 2 (5:30 p.m. – Lecture Hall).  If you have any questions, please consider attending.


Golf Operations:

  1. Golf revenue was down 1 1/2% so far for the previous week compared to last year at the same time, and down 2% for the year.


  1. The Group Play Meeting on Friday went well. We will be generating Group Play Procedures and have all parties sign off on them.


  1. We are talking to Golf Now to determine if we will use their services again this year.


Environmental Services:

  1. Deer Valley Golf Course reopens tomorrow following spring aerification. Echo Mesa Golf Course closes on Thursday, May 3 for aerification and reopens Tuesday, May 8.


  1. The parking lot islands near the Library are all prepped for planting and we are ready to plant 50 trees in that section of the R. H. Johnson Parking Lot. We expect planting to begin tomorrow, May 1 as scheduled.


  1. Orange tree removal along R. H. Johnson Blvd. begins in mid-May.


  1. We are laser leveling Lawn Bowls Courts 1, 3 and 4.


  1. The flower beds at R. H. Johnson and Bell Road will be cleared out on May 6 and replanted by May 12.


Human Resources:

  1. Make-up classes for those employees who missed the OSHA Annual Training will be held on Thursday, 5/17/18 at 8:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. at the Lecture Hall.


  1. Congratulations go out to Denise Babirak our HR Manager who recertified her credentials for another 3 years! Way to go Denise!



Upcoming Events:



May 2018

Every Tue at Kuentz                        SO YOU THINK YOU HAVE TALENT! 11 am at Kuentz Courtyard.

May 1 – Grand Finale with two hours of entertainment. Dori Miller will supply punch, cookies and watermelon. You bring a sandwich if you wish.

For questions or information, contact Dori Miller at 623-544- 6193.  This event is FREE!

Sat May 5 & 12                                 Movies in the Park. The movies are free and will be shown at Beardsley Park, 12755 Beardsley Road. Showtime will be at dusk, approximately 7 p.m., and open to the public. Light concessions begin at 5 p.m. with popcorn, ice cream and drinks all available for purchase. Bring a blanket or a chair and enjoy an affordable night out at the movies, under the stars.

                                                            MAY 5 “Dunkirk” Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire and France are surrounded by the German Army and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II. Starring Fionn Whitehead, Barry Keoghan and Mark Rylance. Rated PG-13; action, drama, history.

MAY 12 “La La Land” While navigating their careers in Los Angeles, a pianist and an actress fall in love while attempting to reconcile their aspirations for the future. Starring Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone and Rosemarie DeWitt. Rated PG-13; drama, music.


Sat May 26                                     Memorial Day show features Westwind Harmony Chorus

                                                            The Recreation Centers of Sun City West welcomes Westwind Harmony Chorus for a free Memorial Day Show at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 26, at Palm Ridge Rec Center, 13800 W. Deer Valley Road. Doors will open at 12:30 p.m. Note: the show is not on actual Memorial Day. Tickets are available to Sun City West residents – two tickets per rec card – at the R.H. Johnson Box Office, 19803 N. R.H. Johnson Blvd. There will be no online tickets. Westwind Harmony Chorus is an extraordinary group of women from the greater Phoenix area who gather in celebration of the art form known as barbershop music. The group can be heard throughout the year, singing for many civic and charitable organizations, private groups, churches, community events and fundraisers. They are members of Sweet Adelines International; which is a highly respected worldwide organization of womens singers committed to advancing the musical art form of barbershop harmony through education and performance. There are more than 600 Sweet Adeline Choruses in the U.S. and around the world

Mon June 11, July 9, & Aug 13       Beat the heat with cool Summer Series acts. With summer around the corner, it is time to find some fun, indoor events and the Recreation Centers of Sun City West has just the answer – the 2018 Summer Series. This year, the Summer Series will move to the Palm Ridge Rec Center, 13800 Deer Valley Drive. Series subscriptions are $21 per person and are on sale at or at the R.H. Johnson Box Office, 19803 R.H. Johnson Blvd. Individual event tickets are $10 and will be on sale beginning Tuesday, May 8. There will be no ticket refunds or exchanges. All shows are open to the public and begin at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

JUNE 11 A Little Help from My Friends – Beatles Cover “With A Little Help from My Friends” is a three-piece group performing a long list of your favorite Beatles songs, with all the bands wonderful harmonies. The group features three local Sun City West residents. Join Linda Marman, Ellie Chaffee, and Tim Polizzi for a trip down Beatles memory lane. You’ll hear early songs from “Meet the Beatles,” to “Rubber Soul” and “Sgt. Peppers,” all the way through “Abbey Road.” Tim has been featured as a guitarist, pianist and vocalist with several rock bands in California and Arizona. He’s been a Beatles fan since they first appeared on the Ed Sullivan show in 1964. After relocating from California, he has been a Sun City West resident for the past six years. Ellie Chaffee has been singing as long as she can remember in folk groups, choirs, wedding bands, and community theater musicals. A former teacher from Illinois, she is now a full-time Sun City West resident. After moving to Sun City West from Colorado, Linda Marman has continued in her musical pursuits as a member of several local groups. In addition to performing as a vocalist, she plays a variety of musical instruments including piano, guitar, mandolin and clarinet.

JULY 9 C Steve Music – Johnny Cash Tribute This 90-minute show opens with the distinct reminiscent “Boom Chicka Boom” sound as the rich, soulful, baritone vocal delivers the most identifiable Johnny Cash Song, “Folsom Prison Blues.” Your guests will be instantly captivated! They will yearn for more as the magical story about the greatest entertainer of the 20th century is about to unfold in song, recitation, humor and narrative. Crowd encouragement is the main priority as the presentation evolves performing more unmistakable No. 1 hit songs such as “Daddy Sang Bass” and “Ring of Fire.” Steve and Ken guarantee to deliver their tribute show in the most memorable possible way, using drums, upright bass, rhythm guitar and telecaster lead guitar. This show has had many sold-out performances and plenty of record-setting attendance to its credit. Many folks say: “If you close your eyes you would swear Johnny Cash was singing” or “I wasn’t really a Johnny Cash fan, but now I am!” From corporate shows in Albuquerque, N.M., to Cheyenne, Wyo., and the countless private shows and public gatherings of over 1,200 people at one time or another, this family entertainment show is a winner. What do you say? Come along and ride this train – you will certainly appreciate this excursion into yesterday. Let’s celebrate the career of “The Man in Black.”

AUG. 13 MacDougal Street West A Peter, Paul & Mary Experience MacDougal Street West: the sounds of Greenwich Village now. They are a Peter, Paul and Mary tribute band for larger venues and for local performances. Our band members consist of Ron Skelton, Mary Alberts, Rick Shore and Bill Rice. The new flowering of a vibrant musical tradition was rooted in Greenwich Village of the early 1960s. Now legendary folk singers and songwriters of that era could first be heard nightly in the cafes stretching along fabled MacDougal Street. Today great folk still lives on in MacDougal Street West. The urban vibe of Greenwich Village emanates now from Arizona and elicits memories of exciting times past and hopes for brighter days ahead. Ron Skelton: Guitar, vocals – Hailing from Lancaster, Calif., Ron loved music performance from an early age. He has been singing and performing with his guitar since his high school days. Coupling with that his experience of barbershop quartet harmonies has made Ron a polished group or solo performer. Mary Alberts: Vocals – Having grown up in the ’60s, Mary Alberts finds particular joy in keeping alive the good vibe of one of her musical heroes, Mary Travers. You can hear and see the affinity between them in the contemporary Mary’s contributions to MacDougal Street West performances. A similar warmth of tone and personality with the original Mary helps listeners harken back to the halcyon days of the Peter, Paul, and Mary experience. Rick Shore: Guitar, vocals – In 1962, Peter, Paul and Mary’s first album was released. After the album, 11-year old Rick asked if he could learn to play guitar and hasn’t stopped learning and playing. From junior high through college, Rick has been in groups that feature his favorite sounds: PPM, Kingston Trio, Beach Boys, Hollies, Buffalo Springfield and CSNY. Bill Rice: Bass, guitar – Bill was born and raised in the “badlands” of eastern Montana, but headed south to Texas in ‘76. He played in several bands in and around Austin for years, finally arriving in Prescott in 1999.

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