Association News

Membership changes to appointment-only service

Membership changes to appointment-only service

Changes are coming soon to the Membership Department at the Recreation Centers of Sun City West.

To improve your experience, Membership will be setting appointments for services other than payment of dues, golf card purchases or member credit. Failure to schedule an appointment could result in being asked to wait outside. To help avoid waiting, please contact Member Services at 623-544-6100 for an appointment.

Beginning in January (date to be determined), a new exterior payment window and an exterior information window will be installed to handle walk-ups. This will provide an additional layer of security and safety by limiting the number of people in the Membership lobby to four and the Box office area to four.

Members who wish to pay in person are encouraged to make payments using the new exterior payment window, or the drop boxes located outside the front gate and to the left of the Member Services door. Members may also pay on the member portal (suncitywest.totaleintegrated.com); you must have an email on file with Membership to create an online account; or by phone (623-544-6100) using Visa, MasterCard and Discover. Checks may be mailed to RCSCW Member Services, 19803 R.H. Johnson Blvd., Sun City West, AZ 85375.

Members wishing to add member credit to their accounts may call any golf pro shop seven days a week, or call Member Services at 623-544-6100 between 8 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. weekdays.

A golf card purchase must be made with Member Services; call 623-544-6100.

Members wishing to visit the Box Office, Tours and Scheduling or any other administrative department may call for an appointment or check in at the Information window for entry.

For further information, call 623-544-6000.

Card Drive: Help make the holidays brighter for our neighbors in Sun City West’s care centers

Card Drive: Help make the holidays brighter for our neighbors in Sun City West’s care centers

With the COVID experience of 2020 having left all of us feeling more isolated than usual, the Recreation Centers of Sun City West wants to make sure our neighbors in Sun City West’s care facilities aren’t forgotten during the holidays.

We have organized a holiday card drive, which will run from Friday, Nov. 13, to Tuesday, Dec. 15. Please make sure all cards are dropped off by noon Dec. 15. They may be placed in the festive collection bags at all four recreation centers and the library.

To donate a card, simply write a kind, cheerful message on the inside of a holiday card. Include a festive greeting on the envelope. You don’t need to seal it.

After all the cards are collected on Dec. 15, Rec Centers staff will separate them to ensure we have enough for each facility. Those facilities whose residents will be the recipients of your kindness are: Brookdale, Solstice, Grandview Care Center, Avista, Sun City West Assisted Living, and Heritage Legacy.

Thank you in advance for those of you able to make Christmas, Hanukkah and the rest of the holidays cheerful and bright for our neighbors in Sun City West!

Holiday Toy Drive returns for another year

Holiday Toy Drive returns for another year

The Boomers Club and the Women’s Club will again sponsor a Holiday Toy Drive this December.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there will be one restriction – this will be a toy drop off from your car only event. You must remain in your car and drive through the area marked with cones. There will be volunteers in the area to assist you. 

This event will be held at the east end of the R.H Johnson parking lot from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 12.

Our community has always been extremely generous over the years and the students of the Nadaburg Schools and the Dysart/El Mirage Community Center are always thrilled and excited with their gifts. The toys can be for both boys and girls and should be unwrapped. 

We hope our community will again rise to the occasion and bring holiday joy to these young children.

Event Map

Holiday Toy Drive

9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 12

Rec Centers announces holiday closure schedule

Rec Centers announces holiday closure schedule

The Recreation Centers of Sun City West is announcing its holiday closure schedule for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s. We suggest that you bookmark/favorite this webpage so you can refer to it during the holiday season. Due to COVID-19 concerns, guests are not currently allowed in the facilities. Please check suncitywest.com/covid19 and SCW social media pages for the latest.

Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 26:

  • Closed all day: Administrative Offices, Member Services, Library, Sports Pavilion, Village Store and Golf Operations Office
  • Closed at noon: all recreation centers
  • The following four golf courses will be OPEN: Desert Trails, Echo Mesa, Pebblebrook and Trail Ridge
  • Deer Valley, Grandview, and Stardust golf courses will be closed

Friday, Nov. 27:

  • Closed all day: Administrative Offices, Member Services, Library, and Golf Operations Office
  • Open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Village Store
  • Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Sports Pavilion
  • All golf courses are open

Saturday, Nov. 28:

  • Open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Library
  • Closed: Village Store
  • All golf courses are open

Christmas Eve, Thursday, Dec. 24:

  • Open 8 a.m. to noon: Administrative Offices, Member Services
  • Open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Village Store, Library and Sports Pavilion
  • Closed at 6 p.m.: all recreation centers
  • All golf courses are open

Christmas, Friday, Dec. 25:

  • Closed all day: Library, Administration, Member Services, Village Store, Sports Pavilion, Golf Operations Office, all recreation centers
  • The following three golf courses will be OPEN: Deer Valley, Grandview, Stardust
  • Desert Trails, Echo Mesa, Pebblebrook and Trail Ridge will be closed

Saturday, Dec. 26:

  • Open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Library
  • Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Sports Pavilion
  • Closed: Village Store

New Year’s Eve, Thursday, Dec. 31:

  • Open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Village Store
  • Open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Library
  • Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Sports Pavilion
  • All recreation centers: open regular time in the morning, all close at 6 p.m.
  • All golf courses are open

New Year’s Day, Friday, Jan. 1:

  • Closed all day: Library, Administrative Offices, Member Services, Village Store, Golf Operations Office
  • Open noon to 5 p.m.: Sports Pavilion
  • Open regular hours: all recreation centers
  • All golf courses are open
TORCH cancels next two academies

TORCH cancels next two academies

Sun City West’s TORCH Citizens Academy is canceling its next two academies due to COVID-19, but will offer a series of educational videos in the interim.

Due to restrictions in place throughout the Rec Centers to prevent the spread of COVID, the TORCH Committee decided the academies could not continue without negatively impacting participants’ experience. Therefore, the fall 2020 and spring 2021 sessions are canceled.

“We discussed many possible ways to work within the CDC guidelines to present the sessions, but, in the final analysis, we couldn’t guarantee the safety of our members while still holding classes in the format we believe offers the best experience,” said TORCH Committee Chair Terry Hamman. “So, while the classes are on hiatus, we will be presenting short informative videos on various subjects dealing with Association or community issues and/or concerns.”

The informational videos are being produced now and will be placed on the Association’s YouTube channel every Monday. The first video can be found here. (Alternatively, visit youtube.com/suncitywestaz and browse for the new TORCH videos.)

Videos will cover such topics as member dues, the new Golf Lab at Grandview, the Asset Preservation Fee and more.

“We are hopeful that by the Fall of 2021 this virus will be under control and it will be safe to have in-person classes again,” Hamman said.

Members encouraged to run for Governing Board

Members encouraged to run for Governing Board

Sun City West Owner Members who want to make a difference in their community are encouraged to run for the Governing Board. Candidate packets will be available on Monday, Nov. 2, at the R.H. Johnson Rec Center Administrative Office (Building G3), 19803 R.H. Johnson Blvd.

The Recreation Centers of Sun City West Governing Board is comprised of nine Association Members who serve as the volunteer governing body in our community. The Board sets the policies under which our Association operates. Each year, three new members are elected to replace the outgoing volunteer Directors who have completed their three-year term.

Any resident Owner Member in good standing who is available on a year-round basis for participation in the Association’s business affairs, may become a candidate for election to the Governing Board.

Candidate packets including petition forms with the required “Affidavit of Circulator” on the reverse side of each signature page are available from the Executive Assistant in the Administrative Offices at the R.H. Johnson Rec Center (Building G3), 19803 R. H. Johnson Blvd.

Candidate packets must be returned by 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 4. They must include:

  • Completed petition pages – which for each page should include signatures on one side and the “Affidavit of Circulator” on the reverse side. Signatures of 200 Owner Members in good standing are required (220 signatures are recommended in case some cannot be validated.)
  • A type resume of not more than 500 words.

Governing Board President George Kuchtyak is also available to speak with you and answer any questions you may have. His office hours are 9 to 11 a.m. every Monday at the Recreation Center Offices at 19803 N. RH Johnson Blvd. in Sun City West (Bldg. G3 — where Membership is housed). You can also contact George by phone at 623-229-2301 or via email at george.kuchtyak@suncitywest.com. For more information, call Executive Assistant Karen Roepken at 623-544-6115.

Golf Operations Tournament Schedule

Fall 2020 – Spring 2021 Golf Operations Tournament Schedule

 

Saturday, October 24th – 25th Annual Octogenarian Golf
An 18-hole individual stroke play event. Must be 80 years of age and older. Men and Women flights. Hosted at Desert Trails GC. Limited to first 100 players.

Saturday, December 12th – 2 Person Team Best Ball-Scramble
18-hole 2 person team Best Ball/Scramble Tournament. Men and Women flights. Hosted at Trail Ridge GC. Limited to first 100 players.

Saturday, January 23rd – RCSCW Stroke Play Tournament
An 18-hole individual stroke play event. Men and Women flights.  Hosted at Pebblebrook GC. Limited to first 100 players.

Sunday, January 31st – Tampa Bowl Scramble
Two-person team event. Men, Women and Co-ed flights.  Hosted at Deer Valley GC. Limited to first 50 – two person teams.

 

ENTRY FORMS with TOURNAMENT DETAILS will be available six weeks prior to date
of tournaments at all RCSCW PRO SHOPS or GOLF OPERATIONS.

 

ALL GOLF TOURNAMENTS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE/CANCELATION.

 

February through April tournament schedule to be announced

 

Beardsley Recreation Center to reopen

Beardsley Recreation Center to reopen

Beardsley Recreation Center will reopen to members on Monday, Sept. 21.

As with Palm Ridge and R.H. Johnson Rec Centers, which already are open, members will be asked about COVID symptoms when they arrive at the check-in desk. Temperature checks will not be conducted at any of the facilities beginning Monday.

At Beardsley, as with the other two open facilities – the pool, fitness center, locker and shower rooms will all be open.

The in-person reservations that was put in place when R.H. Johnson and Palm Ridge initially opened, will no longer be required, now that a third center is available to spread usage. Equipment reservations will return to the usual procedure – current day reservations only, either in person or by calling the center.

Kuentz Rec Center remains closed due to construction at the site as the renovation and expansion continues there.

Chartered Clubs that have dedicated space at any of the three open facilities may expand their closing time from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. (At Kuentz, only Art, Leather and Woodshop are open and affected by this change.) Those clubs that wish to enjoy the later hours must submit a CR14 form to Scheduling. The fitness clubs that meet at Palm Ridge Summit Hall will be returning with a Monday through Friday schedule. Clubs may contact Scheduling at 623-544-6032 to determine their times.

Masks continue to be required at all indoor facilities (except while swimming), and gatherings of more than 50 people are prohibited. Guests are not allowed at this time.

Check suncitywest.com/covid19 and sign up for the enews at suncitywest.com/enews for the latest information on facility and club reopenings.

Village Store Looking for Volunteers

The Village Store is looking for volunteers!

If you are interested in volunteering for shifts at the Village Store, where you can help shoppers as they peruse the items handmade by our chartered club members, please give us a call. Various shifts are available and the atmosphere is fun and friendly. Plus, you’ll get an inside look at the new items made by our talented artisans.

Call 623-544-6135 for details.