Of Sun City West, Inc.
Date: August 28, 2017
To: RCSCW Governing Board
From: Mike Whiting, General Manager
Subject: Weekly Activity Report – August 28, 2017
- Demolition of the R. H. Johnson Spa has been completed. There were no cracks found in the shell therefore the leak will most likely be found in the plumbing/piping. A new drain and new plumbing will be installed. The County will need to re-inspect prior to us resealing and reapplying the gunite to complete the job.
- We replaced the old tile with new ceiling tile in the RHJ Spa (the old monitor’s booth area) to keep the appearance similar to that of the rest of the lobby area.
- Electronic Dart Boards were installed in the Shuffleboard/Multi-Purpose Room at the Sports Pavilion. We also installed a Shuffle Board Table that getting quite a lot of use. There has been discussion about setting up leagues for both Darts and the Shuffle Board Table.
- Fall Bowling Leagues begin next week.
- We had a great week of bowling specials; Tuesday’s Special brought in $445, Sunday’s Special $541 and because there wasn’t much going on at the Lanes on Saturday, we offered another Special which brought in another $403.
- The new pool at RHJ is now open for use. We’ve received a lot of great comments and those visiting are in awe of the new pool. The actual Grand Opening is scheduled for Saturday, September 16. Ribbon Cutting and Pool Demonstration begins at 9 a.m.
- The Paint and Carpeting Project at the library is now complete and the library reopened for patrons on Tuesday, August 22. Almost all patrons had very nice comments about the new look, especially the new carpet. Normal Hours for the library, including the Data Resource Center, are 9:00 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday.
- The library will hold an Open House next month from 10:00 a.m. to Noon on Friday, September 29, 2017.
- The Village Store reopens on September 5, the day after Labor Day. The RHJ crew did a great job in cleaning and freshening up the Store while it was closed!
- Katy completed the draft of the new Member Packet last week and sent it out to staff for proofing. The format for the new packet will be completely changed to a “magazine” format to make it more time efficient and cost effective.
- RCSCW is providing the venue to the Independent Expo in exchange for future advertising. Any questions regarding this Expo should be directed to the Independent Newspaper and not the Rec. Centers.
- The Bunker Project at Grandview Golf Course which has been completed on time and slightly under budget. The results are beautiful!
- We are making final touches to the Landscaping Project for the R. H. Johnson Pool and Sports Pavilion Entrances this week. New trash receptacles and large flower pots will be placed at both entrances.
- We will be starting planting/landscaping in the R. H. Johnson Courtyard. This week
- Golf revenue for the first 27 days of August was down $4,000 and rounds were down 288.
- Range Ball Revenue is up for the month ($3,600).
- Our 20/1, 30/2, 40/3 and 50/4 Golf Special had 203 rounds played in August. This special has generated 623 rounds since it began on June 1st. These are rounds played after 12 Noon.
- We are checking into using drones to capture video clips of our golf courses that can be uploaded to our website for members to view.
- Pat O’Hara is currently working on an article discussing retrieving errant golf balls from private property to be published in an upcoming issue of the Rec. Center News.
- Earl continues to talk with our insurance carrier to negotiate the loss of trees and as well as the loss of a Pavilion at Beardsley Park from an earlier monsoon storm.
Upcoming Events: September 2017
Sat Sep 16 RH JOHNSON SWIM & FITNESS GRAND REOPENING
MORNING • 9 a.m. – Ribbon Cutting During entry, we will be giving out a limited number of promotional items (filled bags and tumblers; must show your rec card to claim your gift) • 9:15-9:45 a.m. – Deep Water Exercise Class demo (Sherry) • 10-10:45 a.m. – Water Zumba Class demo (Mitzi) • 10:45 a.m. – Paddle Board Yoga with Desert Lotus (Jennifer) • 11 a.m. – Master Swim demo (Diane) • 11:15 a.m. – Root beer floats (provided by The Buzz) In between each demonstration, we will do a raffle. Raffles by Jason Peterson with Edward Jones and Lucas Hooten with GroovyTek will be at the end around 11-11:15 a.m.
AFTERNOON Fitness on Demand Demos – in the Fitness Room • 1 p.m. – Easy Does It: Seated Movements • 1:30 p.m. – Gaiam Walking: Strong Walk • 2:15 p.m. – Quickfix: Total Body Balance Ball • 3 p.m. – CoffeyFit: Slimsculpting 1-2 • 3:45 p.m. – Pedal Power
EVENING• 5 p.m. – Hot dogs and other concessions available • 6-9 p.m. – Southwest Selfies Photo Booth • 6-9 p.m. – Southwest Surfers Concert (Beach Boys Tribute)
Thu Sep 21 BALLET IN THE PARK, 7 pm Beardsley Park, Enjoy the great work of Ballet Arizona as they present excerpts from their upcoming season. Admission is free, please bring your own chair. Gates open at 5pm. Concessions run from 5-7pm and include hot dogs, hamburgers, and brats,
Fri Sep 22 WELCOME BACK DANCE with THADDEUS ROSE, 7 pm, Palm Ridge Recreation Center. This event is SOLD OUT!
The R. H. Johnson Swim and Fitness Center is now open.
The GRAND OPENING is scheduled for the weekend of Sept 16th.
The pool is beautiful!!! Question: Will there be any canopy covers like the ones there use to be for shade along the building wall that faces East toward the pool? I also don’t see any tables with umbrellas for those people that play cards or other games,after being in the pool,only lounges.My observations are from pictures,only, we won’t be back to see the pool in person until this weekend..I am hearing lots of positive comments. Congratulations!
Hi Barb. Thank you! We’re glad you like it. There will not be a canopy along the east wall. The pool shifted to the east, and the building itself provides adequate shade in the afternoon. You might notice for the pictures that there is a raised deck on the west side of the pool that is shaded. In regard to tables with umbrellas, there are currently two tables with umbrellas on the deck. In addition, there are five tables on the raised deck that are shaded. Hope this addresses your concerns.
Love the new shuffleboard table. but was wondering if the table powder that is currently being used (#1), could be changed to at least a #3? #1 is the super fast powder and it sure would be more enjoyable to use if it was a little slower. Right now it’s lightning fast! Also, I thought I read that there were going to be 2 tables. Is that true? thanks for getting the one.
Hi Sharon, no we’re not getting another table, but are glad you’re enjoying this one! We’re told that players applied a lot more wax than needed in order to make the table play faster when we first received it. In response, staff purchased a better powder, and players are being told it doesn’t take as heavy of an application as the old kind. That was also being applied to heavily, so now it is kept behind the desk. Best advice from Johnson Lanes management is reduce the amount of powder used and that should improve play for you. Thanks for writing.
First, The pool looks just great!!! Will beer, wine and hard drinks be sold at the venue? Will you be able to bring your own and if so, will it only be for special events like the Kuentz music events in the courtyard? I have heard that it will be moving to the new pool? Is that right? Please address this issue so everybody is on the same page.
The same thing goes for food. Can we bring our own food, and if no, what is the menu and prices. Thanks for your time
Hello Paul, thanks for writing. There will be no alcohol sold or allowed at the R.H. Johnson pool (inside the fence). This rule is a County code and is true for all of our pools.
No Kuentz events are moving to the new pool, but the Zymurgy Club’s Live TueZday and Wednesday Happy Hour’s are moving to the Great Lawn, which is outside the pool fencing, below Ceramics.
Yes, you may bring food into the pool area, however, it cannot be within 4 feet of the actual pool (by County regulation). We do not have the menu yet for The Buzz, but hope to publish it in next week’s enews.
Hope this information helps.
Well, it appears you didn’t understand my question. First of all there is no “wax” available that a player can apply to the table, only the powder that is there. And no matter how little or how much you apply a #1 powder, it is still too fast for the average player. There are powders #1-6, with #6 being the slowest. tried to play on the table again yesterday, but with #1 powder, it’s almost impossible to keep the puck on the table, so it’s not that much fun of course when your pucks keep sliding off the end. So was hoping that we could get a slower powder, maybe a #3 or 4 so your puck would at least have a chance of staying on the table. thank you again.
Sorry Sharon, it’s hard to answer a complicated question like this since we’re the middleman and aren’t familiar with the terminology. Would you mind contacting Management at Johnson Lanes to discuss this with them? You can reach Barry Hardesty at 623-544-6169 or Vickie Wilson at 623-544-6096. Thanks very much …let us know if there is anything else we can do.