Recreation Centers

Of Sun City West, Inc. 




Date:               December 16, 2019

To:                  RCSCW Governing Board

From:             William Schwind, General Manager

Subject:          Weekly Activity Report – December 16, 2019


Facility Projects: (Karl)
  1. Palm Ridge Stained Glass/Computers West Club Renovation is in progress – Stained Glass Room Update –  Above Ceiling Inspections, Final Trim, Smoke Venting Units, Ceiling Panels, and Workstations are in progress.  We expect this project to be completed 12/31/19.   Computers West Room – Lighting, Above Ceiling Inspections, Flooring, and Miscellaneous Trim are all in progress.  Overall, the Project is awaiting confirmation of Countertop installation dates by Sub-contractor critical to finagling Project work.  Tentative completion of this project has been extended to 1-10-19.


  1. Kuentz Woodshop Parapet Walls – Roofing Southwest begins parapet siding replacement project 12/10/19 pending the weather.


  1. Metal Shop Storage Yard Expansion Project (Club Funded): Tikal Fence is scheduled to begin the project as early as 12/12/19, otherwise 12-16-19 after completion of other contracted work they have scheduled with others.  Metal Shop leadership is aware of material delivery and work zone due to their 12/14/19 craft fair in the same parking lot.


Facility Maintenance:  (Russ)
  1. Facility Maintenance Staff continues to catch up on all outstanding work orders and repair projects.


  1. We are on our 2nd governor for the heater in the filtration system at the Palm Ridge Walking Pool. We have asked pool monitors to be sure that all morning class attendees are showering prior to entering the pool.  Due to those who do not shower prior to using the pool, the oils, lotions and other substances being deposited in the pool are affecting the filtration system cartridge and the chemical balance of the pool water.


Recreation:  (David)
  1. We are working on setting up an Open House for Reflective Services Massage Therapy on January 7, 2020 at 1:30 p.m. at the R. H. Johnson Pool. Reflective Services Staff will provide demonstrations and poolside massages to advertise some of the services they provide.


  1. In January, Staff is planning to walk all eight Lizard Acres outdoor walking trails in an effort to update the Walking Trail Guide.


Recreation Activities:  (Riley)
  1. If you are looking for information on CC&Rs, take a moment to check out our web page and FAQs using this link: .


  1. We are meeting with several clubs this week, including the Greenhouse Club.


  1. Kudo’s go out to Mona and Jan of our Tours and Scheduling Department! Since June 1 of this year, the Dynamic Duo has sold many Trips and Tours, totaling $600,484 and a nice return on the percentage owed to the Recreation Centers.


Village Store:
  1. Sales were brisk at the Village Store last Tuesday. The Store will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Christmas Eve Day, Closed for Christmas Day and reopen on Thursday for business as usual.


Sports Pavilion:
  1. For the first 12 days of December 2019 as compared to December 2018
  • League Play was up 19%.
  • Open Play was down 5%
  • Bowling Revenue was up 13%
  • Refreshment Sales were up 63%
  • Total Revenue was up 8%.


General Services:
  1. The Spring TORCH session in 2020 is already half filled up.


  1. The next IT Improvement Council Meeting is on Friday, 12/20.


  1. To register for the upcoming Governing Board Election, send an email to and include your name, Owner-Member Card number and the email address you will be using to vote. You will receive an auto response to let you know you have been registered.


RHJ Library:
  1. The last Friends of the Library Board Meeting reviewed the FY20/21 library budget and it will be voted on in January 2020


  1. We will have the regular library group activities at the library; these include chess, scrabble and Legos. The Poetry group will not hold meetings until after January 15.


  1. Phil Dauterive will be bringing a tour group to the library and Asst. Library Director Audrey Ellis will give the tour. New Library Director Tracy Skousen will observe.


Financial Services:
  1. The November 2019 Financials are out and posted. Operating Revenue and Expenses are very good.


  1. We continue to work with cell tower companies on renegotiating our Agreements.


  1. We have scheduled a Reserve Analysis Presentation at the Governing Board Workshop in mid-January 2020.


  1. For the first 13 days of December 2019 we had 57 APFs with 9 refunds for a total of 48 APF Fees for the month. We are on track with 2018 numbers.


Events Planning:
  1. Tickets for “Spring Fest”, March 14 through March 16 are SOLD OUT


  1. Save the date 3-7-20 for our “BBQ Taste of Paradise Challenge” which is a Southwest National BBQ Competition.  To date we have about 33 competitors, many committed sponsorships, Wood Shop/Metal Club in-kind sponsors for trophies and awards.    This event takes place in the R.H. Johnson Parking Lot on March 7, 2020.  The RHJ parking lot will be blocked off beginning Thursday 3-05-19 through Sunday 03-08-19.


  1. Tickets are on sale at the Box Office for Breakfast with Santa. This event is scheduled for Dec. 21, 8:30 a.m. at Beardsley.


  1. Tickets are still available now for our Holiday Show, Uptown Angels & MacDougal Street West scheduled for Dec. 11 at Palm Ridge, 3:00 and 7:00 p.m. Tickets are still available for both the 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. shows.


  1. Our Jazzy Little Christmas Event is scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 15 at 5:00 p.m. on the RHJ Great Lawn. Cookies and refreshments will be available for purchase  This concert is sponsored by the SCW Broadcast Club.  Tickets are not required for this event.


  1. Tickets for our New Year’s Eve Dance scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 31 are available and on sale at our Box Office.


  1. Our 5K Run tickets are available Monday, December 9, 2019. The date of the 5K is Saturday, March 28, 2020.  Visit and click on Annual 5K Registration listed under Announcements.  Proceeds from this event will go to Patriotic Service Dog Foundation.


Human Resources:
  1. We received 40 applications for the HR Manager’s position for consideration.


  1. Just a reminder that Arizona State minimum wage increase goes up to $12 in January 2020.



Golf Operations:
  1. For the first 8 days of December, rounds are up 19% and revenue is up 17% over prior year. We have received lots of comments as to the great condition of our golf courses.


  1. Last weekend, Deer Valley Golf Course hosted the Coors Light Challenge II Round Robin Match Play Event. This was a two-man, best ball with 96 players.  There were eight flights of 6 teams to play a total of five nine-hole matches during the two-day Event.  This was a great Tournament and a big THANK YOU! goes out to all the golfers, our sponsors and to the Deer Valley Staff for hosting such a great event!


  1. The Golf Operations Department is becoming more involved in the Green Team lessons. Nibby Musso volunteered to teach this past Saturday at no charge for the Green Team – wood and Hybrids.


  1. Night Golf is being played on Friday, December 20 at Pebblebrook Golf Course. We have over 100 players signed up to play and it will be a great night as long as the weather cooperates.  New technology in golf equipment will be the big talk of this event.  New glow balls and hole lights will really make this a fun event.


  1. Rich Brooks maintains and services all 138 golf carts in our fleet and works hard to keep them in good operating order. Rich does a great job doing everything from repairs to preventive maintenance.



Environmental Services:
  1. Golf Course Maintenance
  • Rainfall totals over the weekend were ¼” at Trail Ridge Golf Course and a ½” at Echo Mesa. There were no cart path restrictions in place.


  • We will be top dressing and rolling the grass at Trail Ridge where the grass came in too thick or too thin due to the seed being washed out in an earlier rainstorm.


Upcoming Events

December Upcoming Events

Event Event Date Location Time Ticket Sales
Holiday Concert Uptown Angels/MacDougal Wednesday Dec 11, 2019 Palm Ridge 3&7pm Available Now
Jazzy Little Christmas Sunday, Dec 15, 2019 RHJ Great Lawn 5:00pm Not Tickets Needed
Breakfast with Santa –

SCW residents only

Saturday, Dec 21, 2019 Beardsley 8:30am Available Now

Box Office Only

New Year’s Eve Dance Tuesday, December 31, 2019 Palm Ridge 7:30pm Available Now

Current / Upcoming Ticket Sales

Event Event Date Location Time Ticket Sales
Cary Long – Comedian Tuesday, February 11, 2020 Palm Ridge 3 & 7pm Available Now
Troubadour Experience Tuesday, February 18, 2020 Palm Ridge 3 & 7pm Available Now
TOP HAT – Uptown Thursday, January 9, 2020 Palm Ridge 3 & 7pm Available Now
TOP HAT – Shashaty Thursday, February 13, 2020 Palm Ridge 3 & 7pm Available Now
TOP HAT – Jump Jive & Wail Thursday, February 27, 2020 Palm Ridge 3 & 7pm Available Now
TOP HAT – Aretha Thursday, March 12, 2020 Palm Ridge 3 & 7pm Available Now
CRUISE SHIP – Ping Brothers Friday, January 10, 2020 Palm Ridge 7pm Available Now
CRUISE SHIP – Tod Oliver & Friends Friday, January 24, 2020 Palm Ridge 7pm SOLD OUT
CRUISE SHIP – AZ Trio Friday, February 7, 2020 Palm Ridge 7pm SOLD OUT
CRUISE SHIP – Adel Experience Friday, February 21, 2020 Palm Ridge 7pm SOLD OUT
CRUISE SHIP – Black Market Trust Friday, March 6, 2020 Palm Ridge 7pm Available Now
CRUISE SHIP – Fair Child Blues Friday, March 20, 2020 Palm Ridge 7pm SOLD OUT
Vox Fortura Tuesday, January 14, 2020 Palm Ridge 3 & 7pm Available Now
Voyager – Journey Tribute March 13, 2020 Beardsley 7pm SOLD OUT
One of These Nights – Eagles Trib March 14, 2020 Beardsley 7pm SOLD OUT
Mirage – Fleetwood Mac Trib March 15, 2020 Beardsley 7pm SOLD OUT


Holiday Concert This week!

Jazzy Little Christmas This Sunday! Cookies and refreshments available for purchase! Sponsored by SCW Broadcast Club

5k Now Available online under Announcements!  

Date of 5k – Saturday, March 28, 2020

Visit Click on Annual 5K Registration listed under Announcemnts

Charities go to – Patriotic Service Dog Foundation


BBQ – SCW BBQ Taste of Paradise Challenge

SAVE THE DATE – March 7, 2020


Ticket Sales  December 9, 2019

Show Location Tickets Sold % Date of          Event
Holiday Show                            3PM Palm Ridge 314 44% 12/11/2019
Holiday Show                            7PM Palm Ridge 393 56% 12/11/2019
Breakfast with Santa Beardsley 452 45% 12/21/2019
New Year’s Eve Dance Palm Ridge 307 71% 12/31/2019
Top Hat – Uptown                     3PM Palm Ridge 570 71% 1/9/2020
Top Hat – Uptown                     7PM Palm Ridge 777 97% 1/9/2020
Cruise Ship – Ping Brothers Palm Ridge 797 99% 1/10/20120
Vox Fortura                                3PM Palm Ridge 208 26% 1/14/2019
Vox Fortura                                7PM Palm Ridge 321 40% 1/14/2019
Cruise Ship – Todd Oliver and Friends Palm Ridge 800 100% 1/24/2020
Cruise Ship – The Arizona Trio Palm Ridge 800 100% 2/7/2020
Cary Long – Comedian             3PM Palm Ridge 116 34% 2/11/2019
Cary Long – Comedian             7PM Palm Ridge 185 55% 2/11/2019
Top Hat – ShaShaty                 3PM Palm Ridge 509 63% 2/13/2020
Top Hat – ShaShaty                 7PM Palm Ridge 716 89% 2/13/2020
Troubadour Experience            3PM Palm Ridge 210 26% 2/18/2020
Troubadour Experience            7PM Palm Ridge 354 44% 2/18/2020
Cruise Ship – Adele Palm Ridge 800 100% 2/21/2020
Top Hat – Jump Jive Wail        3PM Palm Ridge 525 64% 2/27/2020
Top Hat – Jump Jive Wail        7PM Palm Ridge 747 91% 2/27/2020
Cruise Ship – Black Market Trust Palm Ridge 762 94% 3/6/2020
Top Hat – Aretha                      3PM Palm Ridge 549 68% 3/12/2020
Top Hat – Aretha                      7PM Palm Ridge 769 95% 3/12/2020
SPRING FEST – Voyager Beardsley 2400 100% 3/13/2020
SPRING FEST – Take it to the Limit Beardsley 2400 100% 3/14/2020
SPRING FEST – Mirage Beardsley 2400 100% 3/15/2020
Cruise Ship – Fairchild Blues Tribute Palm Ridge 800 100% 3/20/2020

Subscriptions No Longer Available

2020 Cruise Ship Subscriptions 7PM Palm Ridge 700 100% Dates Vary
2020 Top Hat Subscriptions 3PM Palm Ridge 481 68% Dates Vary
2020 Top Hat Subscriptions 7PM Palm Ridge 694 99% Dates Vary
2020 Spring Fest Package no longer available Beardsley 1993 March 13-15