Recreation Centers

Of Sun City West, Inc. 


Date:               December 30, 2019


To:                  RCSCW Governing Board


From:             William Schwind, General Manager


Subject:          Weekly Activity Report – December 30, 2019


Facility Projects: (Karl)
  1. Palm Ridge Stained Glass/Computers West Club Renovation is in progress – We are waiting on the Fire Marshall/Alarm Inspection and will complete the ceiling tile once Inspection results have been received.  We are still on schedule for the January 10, 2020 completion date.


  1. Metal Shop Storage Yard Expansion (Club Funded) – Rolling Gate installation is in progress. The block wall was completed 12/22/19 and asphalt repairs are scheduled for 1/6/20/


  1. Kuentz Gas Meter Project – The Pre-construction meeting has been scheduled for 12/31/19 with Southwest Gas corporation, National Pipeline, ForeSite and staff to determine the start date and the construction process for this project.


Facility Maintenance:  (Russ)
  1. The Sports Pavilion Fire Alarm System went off over the weekend. It was a false alarm.  Upon inspection of the system, a pin-hole leak was discovered in piping located in the Riser Room which may have been what caused the false alarm.  Once an alarm goes off, the system should automatically contact Facility Maintenance Manager Russ Boston which did not happen.  We will be investigating this further.


  1. The Kuentz Pool Heater went down over night due to a loose wire. The wire was repaired and the Pool was able to be opened one hour later this morning.


Recreation:  (David)
  1. We are 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. We have been looking into usage numbers for the different facilities to get a better idea as to how many people are using each of them. Both Palm Ridge and R. H. Johnson averaged about 197 check-ins per day in 2019.  Kuentz averaged 80 check-ins per day in 2018 and 78 per day in 2019 and Beardsley averaged    The total number of check-ins for all four facilities in 2019 was 231,317 at an average of 159 check-ins per day.  The Beardsley Facility was closed down for repair and remodeling work for almost two months which slightly affected the numbers for Beardsley.


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. Open CC&R cases are virtually the lowest they have been since we started enforcement in July 2019. There are 40 open cases as of this morning but we do expect that number to increase with the return of winter residents.


  1. Over the next 6 months, we will be reviewing Clubs that no longer meet the criteria required for being a chartered club.


Sports Pavilion:
For the first 28 days of December2019 as compared to 2018:
  1. 92 sports fans attended our Sunday NFL Event.


  1. League Play was up 6%. Open Play was up 21%, Bowling revenue was up 7%, Refreshment Sales were up 42% and Total Revenue was up 5%.


  1. Our Sunday Special brought in $560.


  1. 90 Bowlers participated in the CBE Tournament this past weekend. Congratulations go out to Jason Moll who bowled a perfect 300 game!


General Services:
  1. Staff’s next Improvement Council Meeting is scheduled for Friday morning.


  1. The IT Department continues working with some of our Chartered Clubs regarding Club computer software not working properly with our Member Validator Software. To date, these issues have been determined to be a problem with Club software. i.e., adding “leading zeros” to the Member number, changing the way our software looks at the information and not being able to match up with it.


  1. The deadline for the February issue of the Rec. Centers News is January 3 at noon. Please be sure to have all submittals for the paper turned in by then.


  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 Library will be closed for the Holiday on Wed., January 1, 2020.


  1. We held a Holiday Story time on Saturday, Dec. 28. 11 adults and 7 children attended.


  1. The Library front door is now working after one minor adjustment was made.


Financial Services:
  1. Our preliminary Operating Budget was provided to staff. They have been asked to make a review and get back to the Accounting Department with any deletions or other changes no later than January 17, 2020.


  1. CFO Pete Finelli has asked staff to be aware of any activity taking place at any of the cell towers located on Rec. Center property and report it back to Accounting so they can determine what, if any, work is being done.


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



  1. For the first 28 days of December 2019 we had 109 APFs with 12 refunds for a total of 97 APF Fees. Total number for the month of  November 2018 was 85 collected which puts us at 12 APF over for the month and 34 for the fiscal year,



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, Woodshop/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. Our 5K Run tickets went on sale 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.


  1. Tickets are available now for the 3 International Tenors who will be here on Tuesday, January 14 at Palm Ridge for shows at 3 and 7 p.m.


  1. Our Top Hat Event, Uptown is scheduled for Thursday, January 9 at Palm Ridge for 3 and 7 p.m.   Tickets are still available at the Box Office.


  1. Ping Brothers Cruise Ship Event is scheduled for Friday, January 10 at 7 Palm Ridge. Tickets are still available.


Human Resources:
  1. We received 50 applications for the HR Manager’s position for consideration. Interviews are in the process of being set up in the next two weeks.


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


Golf Operations:
  1. Through Saturday, December 28, greens fee and cart revenue is as follows: 1% up in rounds and 1% down in revenue.  Golf Courses that took the biggest hit due to the recent rain were Deer Valley and Stardust.  The biggest gains were with Grandview and Pebblebrook Golf Courses.


  1. New Year’s Day will be a normal da for us in Golf Operations. Since this is a scheduled Men’s Day, each golf course should be busy (assuming good weather!).


  1. Upcoming events include the following: Couples Therapy (Jan. 11th and 12th), Coors Light Challenge III (January 25), Miami Bowl (Feb. 1) and our Valentine’s Scramble (Feb. 8).  Other events keeping the Staff busy include, Cholla, Ladies Team Play, Sunday Couples (every two weeks), Tennis Club and AZ Desert Hickory.


Environmental Services:
  1. Golf Course Maintenance
  • Rainfall totals over the past week (just under 1 ¼”) brought our total here in SCW to 11.18” for 2019. This has been the highest amount of rain received annually since 2010.  We have not had to pump water onto our golf courses for almost 2 months now which will result in significant electricity savings on our APS bills.


  • There was a 2-hour frost delay issued on Sunday and this morning’s frost delay lasted 1 ½ hours. The low temperature on our golf courses was reported at 27 degrees.  We expect a possible frost delay on Tuesday morning, but New Year’s Day looks good with  warmer temperatures moving in.


  • Landscaping Staff has planted all Live Oak trees along Stardust Blvd. and are now filling and cleaning up the tree wells.



Upcoming Events

December Upcoming Events


Event Event Date Location Time Ticket Sales
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
3 International Tenors Tuesday, January 14, 2020 Palm Ridge 3 & 7pm Available Now
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
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


Breakfast with Santa turned out better than we could have hoped for!  So many good comments received regarding this event, many stating that it was fun, exciting and very well run.  Thanks to all who made this event a success as well as those who came in for some good Christmas fun!


5k Now Available online under Announcements! 

Date of 5k – Saturday, March 28, 2020

Visit Click on Annual 5K Registration listed under Announcements

Charities go to – Patriotic Service Dog Foundation


BBQ – SCW BBQ Taste of Paradise Challenge

SAVE THE DATE – March 7, 2020



Ticket Sales  December 2019

Show Location Tickets Sold % Date of          Event
New Year’s Eve Dance Palm Ridge 337 78% 12/31/2019
Top Hat – Uptown                     3PM Palm Ridge 571 78% 1/9/2020
Top Hat – Uptown                     7PM Palm Ridge 783 97% 1/9/2020
Cruise Ship – Ping Brothers Palm Ridge 797 99% 1/10/20120
3 International Tenors               3PM Palm Ridge 230 28% 1/14/2019
3 International Tenors               7PM Palm Ridge 323 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 133 40% 2/11/2019
Cary Long – Comedian             7PM Palm Ridge 235 70% 2/11/2019
Top Hat – ShaShaty                 3PM Palm Ridge 509 63% 2/13/2020
Top Hat – ShaShaty                 7PM Palm Ridge 718 89% 2/13/2020
Troubadour Experience            3PM Palm Ridge 248 26% 2/18/2020
Troubadour Experience            7PM Palm Ridge 388 44% 2/18/2020
Cruise Ship – Adele Palm Ridge 800 100% 2/21/2020
Top Hat – Jump Jive Wail        3PM Palm Ridge 527 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


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