Recreation Centers

Of Sun City West, Inc.



Date:               February 13, 2017

To:                   RCSCW Governing Board

From:              Mike Whiting, General Manager

Subject:          Weekly Activity Report – February 13, 2017


  1. Running Construction has completed the concrete sidewalks and has set the fence poles for the 8 new Pickle Ball courts. Light poles are expected to be installed this week.  Preparation for the asphalt work will begin toward the middle of this week followed up by the concrete curbing’s.  Coatings on the courts are scheduled for February 27.
  1. Foresite Construction has laid out the competition pool and the walking pool. Some work has been completed in the boiler room.  Excess dirt continues to be removed from the site.  The Foundation crew will be on site this morning.  Mason crew will begin next week.
  1. Running Construction has installed landscape lighting to the Meditation Garden at the Beardsley Facility except for the tree lighting. Once the trees have been planted, the tree lighting will be installed.  The Landscape Maintenance crew has been busy with planting various plants in the area.  Both groups are working together to coordinate trenching for conduits and water liners.
  1. Fabric Wall Concepts met with staff to go over several concepts for the installation of sound proofing of the Beardsley Aquatic Facility. Once a concept has been chosen by Cindy Knowlton and her staff, Fabric Wall Concepts will complete their drawings and submit their cost proposal to complete the installation.

Sports Pavilion:

  1. We continue to be busy on the weekends. Our Sunday Special brought in $679 in revenue and Tuesday’s Bowling Special brought in $267.  There was another 300 game – Bill Poff.  Congratulations Bill!


6.  The Leadership Workshop for Chartered Clubs Officers is this Tuesday, 1 pm in the Lecture Hall.


  1. Wed Feb 15 in the Acacia Room the Developer and Founding CEO of the Arizona Science Center will discuss her new book Appetite which was named a 2016 Best Book Awards Finalist: Fiction.
  1. Wed Feb 22 in the Lecture Hall is a Dramatic Poetry Reading, a collaboration between the Library Poetry Group and Theater West. It will feature poems written by members of the Poetry Group.
  1. Tech Topics: Online Voting, 10 am Friday, Feb 24 in the Lecture Hall.  Learn how to navigate through the online voting process so you are prepared to vote for your Governing Board Directors.
  1. Monday, Feb 27 is the Library Volunteer Breakfast hosted by The Friends of the Library.

General Services:

  1. Our plans for Online Voting are coming along well. Details regarding the online voting process will be available in the next issue of the Rec. Center News.
  1. We are looking into streaming Governing Board Meetings so those that cannot attend can view the meetings live from their computer/device. We are also looking at streaming the Public Budget presentations.
  1. A reminder that the Hometown Heroes Presentation will be made at our Governing Board Meeting scheduled for Thursday, February 23 at 9 am in the Lecture Hall.
  1. The LGBT Club information meeting went well with over 60 people in attendance. They are reviewing their option of becoming a chartered club.

Environmental Services:

  1. There is a little less than a month before the LPGA Legends Event takes place at Grandview Golf Course. We will be busy and have lots of preparation work to accomplish!
  1. Landscape Maintenance will be planting trees for the Meditation Garden this week.

Golf Operations:

  1. Revenue for February is up $30,000 over prior year and rounds are up over 1,000.
  1. The Denver Golf Expo went well. Attendance at the Expo was over 9,000 for the three days (Friday through Sunday).
  1. We are promoting a three-round special, Friday p.m., Saturday and Sunday for $149 through the end of April.
  2.  The Tennis Club had a golfing event at Deer Valley Golf Course on Sunday, February 12. Over 80 players participated.  The event ended with dinner at the Social Hall.
  1. We hired a new cart fleet mechanic to replace the mechanic who retired. The new mechanic starts next Tuesday.
  1. We are looking to finalize the hiring of Golf Course Manager at Stardust and Pebblebrook Golf Courses to replace Pete Roberto. We hope to have someone selected by mid-week

Facility Maintenance:

  1. We’ve received the 85 ft. lift we rented for the upcoming work on the Library Clock Tower to assist us in repainting, bee removal and other maintenance items. We’ve scheduled the maintenance projects so the main entrance of the Library would not be accessible today as the entire Library is closed on Monday’s.  Remaining projects after today will not have an impact on the main Library entrance. The lift will also be used for replacement of the faces on the clock next week.
  1. Kuentz pool will be closed Thu 2-16, 6 am – 10 am to repair a leak in the bulk head connection near the filter. Palm Ridge Lap Pool will be closed Tue 2-28 from 5 am- 10 am to replace broken lateral inside filter.

 Upcoming Events:    



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

                                                            Join us for our sixth season highlighting many new acts and all of your old favorites! Join us in the Kuentz Courtyard starting at 11 a.m. Tuesdays for an hour of fun.  Our lineup for February is:

                                                            Feb. 14: Singer/keyboardist Bill Ciccone

                                                            Feb. 21: Singer Cheryl Wagner

                                                            Feb. 28: Singer/Guitarist Jody Yeoman


Mon  Feb 13                                       JAM SESSION,  1-3 pm, Kuentz Courtyard. Join us from 1 to 3 p.m. for two hours of entertainment in the Kuentz Courtyard.  Join in or just sit back and relax and enjoy the music. This starts our third season. If you play a string instrument or other similar instruments join in on the fun. We supply sound and chairs for the musicians. This is open to SCW residents and guests. For questions or information, contact Dori Miller at 623- 544-6193.


 Wed Feb 8 & 22                              HAPPY HOUR, 6-8 pm Kuentz Courtyard.  This event is free and is for residents and their invited guests.  Bring your own beverage and snacks.  Ice and Coffee are provided.  You can also bring your own chair.

                                                                 Feb 08 – Jan Petrie Band

Feb 22 – Touch of Grey

Mon Feb 13                                        ABBAFAB, 3 & 7 pm.  Palm Ridge Recreation Center, Both shows are SOLD OUT!


Fri Feb 17                                          SCARBOROUGH FARE , 7 pm Palm Ridge Recreation Center.  This event is SOLD OUT!


Sat Feb 18                                          US AIR  FORCE  JAZZ BAND-THE COMMANDERS,  Beardsley Park, 1 pm.  This event is free and open to the public.  Please bring your own chair.  Soda, hot dogs, chips, popcorn and ice cream will be available for purchase at the event. The Commanders, a newly revived ensemble coming from the U.S. Air Force Band of the Golden West, carries on the American musical tradition of the great big bands, yet offers a lot more than the big band sounds. This energetic group of highly trained, professional musicians formed from 18 airmen and delivers the full gamut of jazz music – traditional jazz, cool, bop, swing, Broadway favorites and patriotic music


Thu Feb 23                                         WINTER DANCE PARTY, 3 & 7pm, Palm Ridge Recreation Center, John Mueller’s “Winter Dance Party” is the official live and authentic re-creation of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper’s final tour and the only show endorsed by the Holly, Valens and Richardson estates. Tickets are $25 each and can be purchased online at or at our Box Office at the RH Johnson Rec Center.  Box Office hours are 8 am-3 pm Mon – Fri.


Sat & Sun Feb 25 & 26                     Palo Verde Patchers 10th anniversary Quilt Show – Legacy of Quilts. 9 am – 4pm Palm Ridge Recreation Center.  Free and Open to the Public.  Each day will include a boutique, antique quilt walk, a spring bling exhibit, a quilt appraiser and a quilt raffle. The entry fee is $3 and lunch can be purchased. This show will feature Brenda Archambault as the guest Fiber Arts Quilter. She will exhibit some of her weaving and needlework along with a multitude of quilts and wearable art.



Saturdays                                           URBAN TRAIL ESCORTED HIKES,   9 am.  Join us on an escorted hike on one of our designated Urban Trails.  The Urban Trail Guide is online at or pick up a brochure at any Rec Center.  Committee members who created the guides are excited to formally unveil the routes as they invite community members to walk with them beginning in January. All walks will begin 9 a.m. Saturday mornings, starting at the recreation center from which the routes originate. Members wishing to join the walking tours should meet up with the day’s guide near the fitness center of the designated rec center. There are expected to be two guides per walk, and the Rec Centers will provide bottled water to get started. The schedule of walks is as follows:

                                                                Feb 18  Praying Mantis Trail, Beardsley

                                                                Feb 25  Javelina Trail, Palm Ridge


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