Recreation Centers

Of Sun City West, Inc. 




Date:               April 29, 2019


To:                  RCSCW Governing Board


 From:             William Schwind, General Manager


 Subject:          Weekly Activity Report – April 29, 2019


Facility Maintenance:

  1. We will need time to schedule the installation of new A/C units at Deer Valley and Desert Trails Pro- shops to replace units that are at the end of their life expectancy.


  1. We’ve determined that there is nothing we can do to repair the broken glass in the Green House at the Garden Club (per National Glass Company). We will work with the Garden Club to try and find a suitable replacement for the original green house as it has broken down beyond repair.


  1. We are working with an architect to generate drawings to have internal natural gas lines installed at Memo’s Bistro. This would allow them to replace their electric major appliances with gas.




  1. Join us for our SCW Talent Spotlight Grand Finale on Wednesday, May 8  in the Kuentz Courtyard starting at 11 am for two hours of fun!  A variety of your favorite entertainers from this year will be featured.  Call Phil Dauterive on 623-544-6193 with any questions.  Refreshments will be served; cookies, watermelon, punch and popcorn.



Sports Pavilion:

  1. Our Sunday Special brought in $650.


  1. We had another 300-game bowled last week. Congratulations go out to Jim Montgomery with the Thursday Mixed League.  This was Jim’s 5th 300 game.  Dennis Kline had the Best bowler Average of 238 and won the Best Bowler’s Tournament.


  1. We have sold 97 Bowling VIP Cards to date.


  1. Signup for our Junior/Senior Bowling Tournament on May 4 and 5 is at capacity. 180 of the best bowlers in Phoenix have signed up for this event.


General Services:

  1. New IT employee Emanuel Daniel started this week. Welcome to Sun City West!


  1. The Maricopa County Planning and Zoning Commission held a hearing about the new K-Hovnanian Homes Development in Sun City West 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 11 at the Board of Supervisors Auditorium at 295 W. Jefferson St., Phoenix. The project was to be initially approved by the Planning and Zoning Commission. It will then be formally voted on by the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 8 at the Board of Supervisor’s Auditorium, same location as above.


  1. Our new Help Desk Rep., Mike Kohn has been working to improve the appearance and operation of our website with great results. He has been very open to listening to suggestions on changes that would make navigating through the website easier.  He held a meeting with staff last week to get feedback on the new design for our Website.  There are some interesting things being developed for the site.


  1. Katy O’Grady will be hosting a meeting on the 2020 Census later this week in the Governing Board Conference Room to establish a committee on the upcoming census.


RHJ Library:

  1. The Summer Community Puzzle is 18,000 pieces and we begin working it on June 5, 2019.


  1. Two sessions of virtual reality will be presented on Tuesday. After Tuesday, we will have three sessions on each Virtual Reality Day.  We will be able to accept guests 18 and over.  Small groups provide the best experience, so preregistration is required. Interested residents my call the Data Resource Center at 623-544-6644 to reserve specific times.


Village Store:

  1. We are working on updating the Village Store Brochure. We would also like to explore adding rotating photos to the Village Store section of the website.


Financial Services:

  1. We are working on month end information for April.


  1. The dates of the last scheduled Public Budget Forums for the FY 19/20 Annual Budget Presentations to the public is scheduled for Thurs., May 2, 5:30 p.m. at the Lecture Hall.  We welcome your attendance.



  1. Member Services has processed about 141 APF Fees in April vs 152 for the same time in 2018. We are well on target to meet the 152 APF Fees processed in April of 2018.


  1. Our stats were pretty much even. We’ve processed 164 home resales for the month of April compared to 166 for the same time in 2018.


Events Planning:

  1. Movies in Beardsley Park – The dates and titles of our upcoming movies are:


  • May 4th – Bohemian Rhapsody
  • May 11th – First Man


We had over 1,000 attendees at the Park to see the movie “The Mule” on Saturday, April 27.


  1. Tickets went on sale April 16 for our Memorial Day – Uptown Angels Event scheduled May 27 at Palm Ridge is SOLD OUT!


  1. Check out our Sizzling Summer Series tickets that are now on sale! Shows are on various dates with two shows each day, 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.  Entertainment includes Cactus Clarinets, Country Crossing, Dan McCorison, With a Little Help From My Friends and John Gamber.  Check the Box Office for dates and times.



Golf Operations:

  1. We are 2% ahead in revenue and 3% ahead in rounds for the month of April.


  1. We continue to give our range ball machines a needed facelift. Deer Valley and Stardust Golf courses range ball machines are done and we will work on the other 5 courses until all range ball machines have been repainted.


  1. One of our golf carts was stolen from Grandview Golf Course and found in a wash around 163rd and Grand. It appears there was a wire arc and a blown fuse which stopped the cart from going any further.  We are looking into getting our vehicles outfitted with a GPS tracking system and are taking bids from outside firms.



Golf Maintenance:

  1. Aerification Update: Trail Ridge reopened on Tuesday April 30.  Desert Trails closes on Thursday May 2 and will reopen on Tuesday, May 7.


  1. We will be installing sod at the Large Dog Park.


  1. The winter flowers on RHJ and Bell were removed Saturday, April 27 and new summer flowers are scheduled to go in on Saturday, May 4.


Human Resources:

  1. Dave Bennett is working with a representative from Banner Health to locate receptacles at the Recreation Facilities to collect new toys and stuffed animals for the Pediatric and Adolescent Emergency Unit at Banner Health Hospital in SCW. We will provide more information on this as we move further along.


  1. We have completed the interview process for the CFO and expect him to be here May 20.



Upcoming Events May


Event Event Date Location Time Ticket Sales
Movies in the Park – Listed Below  5/4, 5/11 Beardsley Dusk NO TICKETS
Memorial Day – Uptown Angels Monday May 27, 2019 Palm Ridge 1pm SOLD OUT



May Current / Upcoming Ticket Sales

Event Event Date Location Time Ticket Sales
Fall Fest 10-25 thru 10-27 Beardsley 7pm Available Now
2020 TOP HAT Subscription Dates Vary 2020 Palm Ridge 3 & 7pm New Subscribers
2020 Cruise Ship Subscription Dates Vary 2020 Palm Ridge 7pm Subscriptions


Summer Series


Robbie Howard – 6/4

Kate and the Dream Band – 7/2

Dry Heat Band – 8/6

Palm Ridge 3 & 7pm Subscriptions Available Now


Individuals Available May 7, 2019

Pool Party –

Come Back Buddy

June 14, 2019 RHJ Pool 7 – 9pm Available Now
Sizzling Summer Series


Cactus Clarinets 6/11

Country Crossing 6/25

Dan McCorison 7/16

With a Little Help From my Friends 7/30

Sentimental Journey 8/13

John Gamber 8/27

Lecture Hall



1 or 3pm May 7, 2019



Movies in the Park: – There was a misprint in the April Rec News – Here are the corrected dates 😊

  • April 20th – Green Book– We had over 1000 people! Biggest attendance
  • April 27th – The Mule We had over 1000 people in attendance
  • May 4th – Bohemian Rhapsody

May 11th – First Man