Recreation Centers

Of Sun City West, Inc.





Date:              June 12, 2017


To:                  RCSCW Governing Board


From:             Mike Whiting, General Manager


Subject:          Weekly Activity Report – June 12, 2017




  1. The counter tops at the Rip’n Sew Club Room at the R. H. Johnson Facility are scheduled to be replaced tomorrow (6/13).


  1. We continue with the RH Johnson Phase IV Enhancements to the exterior of the building which includes landscaping needing to be completed and the number and location of bike racks throughout the Johnson Complex.


  1. The R. H. Johnson Pickleball to Tennis Court conversion has been completed and is ready for play.


Sports Pavilion:

  1. Our Sunday Special brought in $431 in revenue and Tuesday’s Bowling Special brought in $198 and our VIP Bowling Program $285.



  1. Tickets are sold out for our Fourth of July Event being held on July 4th at 1:00 p.m. at Palm Ridge.


  1. The Opening of the pickleball courts converted to tennis courts took place this morning at 10:30 a.m.



  1. Just a reminder that the Library will be closed beginning Saturday July 22 for maintenance.


  1. All visiting young children and their families are invited to join us for Summer Story Time in the Library at 10 a.m. on Wednesdays, June 7 through July 12. We had a nice turnout for our Story Time last Wednesday with nine children and 6 adults attending.  Different stories are read each week and are followed by a kid-friendly craft project.  All materials are provided.  Children not only get to keep their complete craft but also take home some fun library souvenirs.


  1. This year’s Summer Community Puzzle, Educa’s 18,000-piece Sistine Chapel, is a real challenge and all are invited to help. People may work at it for as much or as little time as they wish.  Work on this year’s puzzle continues.  Puzzlers are confident they will finish before the library closes for maintenance at the end of July.


  1. The IT Department and the Library will offer three Virtual Reality sessions on Friday, June 23. Residents may sign up at the Library.  This is ideal for those who are no longer as physically active as they once were.


Village Store:

  1. Sales continue at the Village Store as interested visitors come in to see what we have to offer.


  1. We were lucky enough to have two people inquire as to volunteer opportunities at the Village Store. They will make excellent volunteers!


General Services:

  1. We have new laptops for the Governing Board. They will be available today and they can call Diana S. or Frank for any one-on-one training.


  1. We are working with the Library to offer virtual reality classes for those who aren’t able to partake in the typical Rec. Centers events and activities due to mobility issues, or physical or visual constraints. Three classes will be held on Friday, June 23.  Due to the nature of the program, class sizes are limited to 10 participants per two-hour session.  Please sign up at the Library.


  1. We were contacted by Sun City Grand for information about our online election. We will be providing them information to assist in any way we can.


  1. Governing Board Training is set for Thursday, 6-15-17 in the Acacia Room. Key Staff have been invited.  We look forward to this team building and goal setting exercise.


  1. On Friday, June 16, we are co-sponsoring a Mild Cognitive Impairment Seminar with the Banner Sun Health Research Institute. The Community is invited to this free event at 9 a.m. in the Lecture Hall.  Edward Zamrini will present “Is this Alzheimer’s disease,” a discussion of the causes, treatments and prevention of Alzheimer’s disease, as well as what you can do to help end Alzheimer’s.  Following the presentation, five Clinical Trails staff will be on site to speak one-on-one with individuals interested in volunteering for clinical research at Banner Sun Health Research Institute.


Environmental Services:

  1. Stardust reopens for play tomorrow, 6-13-17. Pebblebrook closes on Thursday, June 15 and reopens on Tuesday, June 20.


  1. Grandview Golf Course closed down for summer maintenance on Monday, May 29 will reopen after fall overseeding on October 17.


  1. Landscape Maintenance is busy trimming palm trees at Stardust Golf Course and Pebblebrook Golf Course on Thursday.


  1. It will be necessary to take out another palm tree at the Palm Ridge Facility that was damaged as palm bores hollowed out a portion of the tree at the top. Bees were also found to be nesting there.  We will replace the tree with potted plants and flowers.


  1. A water leak was discovered at Beardsley and 128th which turned out to be one of our relief valves on an interconnecting water pipeline for SCW. We first thought it would be an expensive fix, having to tear the road up but later found that the valve was accessible through a manhole cover, eliminating much of the cost and making the fix a little simpler.


  1. Landscape Maintenance will be working on some Ball park projects this week.


  1. We will be sending project pictures to Dianna Wenners for recent work we’ve accomplished so they can be posted to our Face Book Page.


Golf Operations:

  1. So far for the month of June golf greens fees/cart fees are up over prior year by $10. With the closure of Grandview Golf Course for summer maintenance, it appears GV golfers moved to other courses during the shutdown or that number would have probably gone down.


  1. 71 rounds have been played against our Summer Golf Special which started June 1; 43 of those played at Deer Valley; Trail Ridge and Pebblebrook followed. It appears golfer feel this special is a better deal at Regulation courses as opposed to the executive courses.


Facility Maintenance:

  1. All doors at Beardsley Pool have been corrected and are in working order.


  1. The pool heater was down at Beardsley Pool this morning. Facility Maintenance was able to quickly replace a broken part in the circulation heater motor with a part from our stock and it is back up and running.


  1. The spa jets at Palm Ridge went down Friday due to a problem with a part involving the timer. We were able to make a temporary fix so the spa could be used over the weekend and completed the permanent fix this morning.


  1. We are discussing replacing the Dust Collector which we believe is the original equipment at the Wood Shop.


  1. We’ve found that some of the cast iron ventilation plumbing pipes were rotted out/cracked in the walls of the Grandview Pro Shop restroom. A smoke test was performed and came out of the walls indicating the damage.  This turns out to be the cause of the phantom odors at Grandview Pro Shop.  We will try to keep from having to rip up the flooring and keep any shutdowns time to a minimum while making repairs.


Financial Services:

  1. Membership continues working on preparations for the Total e (TEG) update. They will be sending out electronic billing this month.


  1. The May financials will be out and posted this week.


  1. The final B&F Meeting for this fiscal year is scheduled to be held on Tuesday, June 20.


  1. We are currently working on labor policies with Mountain States Employer’s Council based on voter approved Prop. 206.



 Upcoming Events:  July – Aug 2017



Tue Jul 4                                                        FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION featuring FOREVER YOUNG CONCERT 1 pm Palm Ridge,  SOLD OUT!

                                                                        Forever Young Orchestra will play a medley of patriotic music for the 4th of July show. The Forever Young Orchestra is comprised of 19 accomplished and college-degreed musicians who have all studied and performed music their entire adult lives, most starting in their childhoods. The instruments in the orchestra include two alto saxophones, two tenor saxophones, one baritone saxophone, one flute, one clarinet, three trumpets, four trombones, one keyboard, one drummer, one bass guitar, one rhythm guitar and one vocalist. The experience of the musicians range from playing in high school, college and Armed Forces bands, playing in various bands and symphonies, teaching music at high schools and now combining all their talents in The Forever Young Orchestra, exuding the big band sound.  The event is free for Sun City West Residents, but you need a ticket.



Mon & Tue Jul 10 & 11                               MARY JO JOHNSON, 7 pm, Stardust Theater, Mary Jo has entertained audiences at an early age of 8, starting out playing the piano. As she grew and matured, she discovered her true gift, singing and performing. Her style, range and selection of music has made her a popular individual all around the valley. Her selection of music includes such artists as: Patsy Cline, Tony Bennett, Nat King Cole, Judy Garland, Connie Frances, Tina Turner and many more. Get ready to sit back, relax and enjoy a show that will make you feel like she’s singing right to you.  Tickets are $10/person and can be purchased online at or at the RH Johnson Box Office 8 am – 3pm.



Mon & Tue Aug 14 & 15                              THE DRY HEAT BAND, 7 pm at the Stardust Theater, The Dry Heat Band is from the Northwest Valley area of Phoenix and performs a variety of music from western, country, folk, bluegrass, old standards and gospel. They style their performances to the entertainment needs of the audience, using a bit of humor, some interaction and audience participation.  Tickets are $10/person and can be purchased online at or at the RH Johnson Box Office 8 am – 3pm.


Wed Aug 23                                                   SIZZLING SINATRA SUMMER SPECIAL, 5 pm, Palm Ridge Recreation Center, Tickets for the cabaret-style show are just $5 per person and go on sale July 18 at the R.H. Johnson Box Office or online at Doors will open at 4:30 p.m. and the event is open to the public. Beverages will be available or BYOB and bring your own snacks. The melodies. The music. The romance. Mr. Cimorelli will take you back to a time when nightclubs sizzled with hot rhythms and cool lyrics. And one man reigned above it all – Frank Sinatra. Through the musical styling of noted vocalist Frank Cimorelli, that classic sound fills the air once again. You can experience these unforgettable songs sung by an unforgettable voice. Sip martinis while being serenaded with the best loved classics. Frank Cimorelli is an accomplished actor and singer. He is a member of the Screen Actors Guild and has several film and television credits. He has starred in many musical stage productions including “Guys and Dolls,” “Singing in the Rain,” and “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown.” Cimorelli’s tribute brings Sinatra back to life in what is being called a “must see” show.


Look for the soft opening of the RH Johnson Swim and Fitness Complex sometime in August.

The GRAND OPENING is scheduled for the weekend of Sept 16th.


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