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Election unnecessary; three directors-elect named

Election unnecessary; three directors-elect named

With exactly three candidates having submitted petitions for three open positions on the Governing Board next fiscal year, there is no need for the Recreation Centers of Sun City West to hold an election this March.
Congratulations to the following three residents, all of whom submitted petitions for candidacy before the Jan. 6 deadline:
– Anne Brown
– Roberta Davidson
– Sharon Hettick
They will be sworn in at a future date and begin their terms on July 1. For more information on each candidate, please refer to their biographies down below.
These three will join continuing Directors George Kuchtyak, Gerry Connor, Sue Fitzsimons, Bob Carneiro, Donna Maloney and Jim Young. Terms for President Jim Sloan and Directors Tim Hurley and Bryan Walus end on June 30.
The Association thanks these Directors and Directors-elect who have taken the time to dedicate themselves to the betterment of our Association through their policymaking and guidance. For more information about the Board, or the Board’s committees, call 623-544-6115.

Candidate Bios

My husband Burl and I moved to Sun City West in January 2011 from Springfield, Mo. I am retired from
a 24-year career as the Director of Budget Management for CoxHealth, a large nonprofit, multi-hospital
and clinic system based in Springfield.
Volunteering has always been a big part of my life and since moving to Sun City West I have volunteered
at the R.H. Johnson Library and currently serve as the volunteer coordinator for VolunteerMatch in Sun
City West. I belong to the Sun City West Cyclists (a past club president), the Yoga Club, Boomers Club and
Mac-Cro-Knit Club.
I have been a member of Rotary International for more than 20 years and a past president of a large
club in Springfield. While in Arizona I attend local Rotary meetings and participate in service endeavors.
I graduated from TORCH in Spring 2018 and currently serve on the Board Development Committee of
the Recreation Centers of Sun City West Board.
In running for a board position, I have no personal agenda. My desire is to keep Sun City West as a viable,
healthy community for current and future residents. I am a fiscal conservative but try to take a long-range
approach to issues in our community.

I am a firm believer in being part of the solution and not the problem. That is why I want to serve in the
Recreation Centers of Sun City West Governing Board. Sun City West is going through a transition with the
impact of changing demographics and the challenge of maintaining aging buildings, golf courses and
equipment while upholding community standards and keeping costs down.
I have always been active in the communities in which I have lived. In California, I served for eight years
as the president of the Carmel Mountain Ranch Residential Community Association, a master-planned
community of 4,800 residential homes and seven apartment complexes. I also served on the Carmel
Mountain Ranch Community Planning Group, which is a citizen organization that advises the city on
community land-use goals and development proposals.
My husband Bob and I moved to Arizona in 2005 and to Sun City West in 2010. Since participating in the
Spring 2017 TORCH program, I have served on the Properties Committee; was a Properties Committee
representative to the Space Utilization Committee; and currently a member of the Special CC&R
Committee.
I am a past president and current webmaster for the Sun City West Boomers Club; a founding member
and first secretary of the Zymurgy Club; and current treasurer of the Music Club. I have served since 2014
as the secretary-treasurer of the Civil War Roundtable of the Sun Cities.
My work life started as an English teacher and eventually began a career as a technical writer for several
major technology companies. For 12 years, I have worked as a Realtor and property manager with several
local and national brokerages, I am a past chair of the West Maricopa Association of Realtors, Government
Affairs Committee and served on many Arizona Associations of Realtors committees. The priority of both
associations is to protect private property rights.
I know that it is important to maintain a top-rated community to keep property values up and have
amenities that will attract new residents for years to come. I believe my business association and
community experiences will contribute to the Recreation Centers of Sun City West Governing Board.

As a 14-year resident of Sun City West and a member of various clubs and activities, I am invested in
protecting our desirable lifestyle and solid property values in the community.
The specific reasons I want to serve in the Recreation Centers of Sun City West Governing Board are to
continue to work on ways to improve communications about issues that now or in the future will impact
all homeowners. The decisions being made today will affect the financial value of our property and have
an impact on our community’s healthy viability.
I hope to work on a more means of effective notification and enforcement of our Homeowner
Covenants, Restrictions and Conditions that were recently assumed by the Recreation Centers of Sun City
West. In addition, as we age in place the ability to remain mobile and active is always at the fore front.
I would like to begin a dialog with the community regarding their needs and wishes for future
transportation. As a volunteer, I continue to be a successful fundraiser and aggressive advocate for
providing community resources that, in meaningful and productive ways, help our seniors and veterans.
Working with groups as diverse as Our Neighborhood Network, Arizona Human Trafficking Council,
Alliance of Non Profits, and the Governor’s Council on Aging, I understand the value of focused strategic
planning and responsible budgets.
My strength is as an implementer – someone who can make community plans and budgets work in a
practical manner. Currently, I serve on the board for Northwest Valley Connect as the Advocacy Chair
where our volunteers in the Northwest Valley have provided more than 16,000 rides for seniors, including
those with disabilities and veterans.
In working with the Arizona legislature for the past eight years, I have the insight into how to help our
community. In my professional life I spent more than 20 years with AT&T in marketing, education and
human resources. I have also been an educator and department chair for numerous schools and colleges,
specifically focusing on business and community leadership and establishing the first charter school in
Oregon. With my diverse background and broad volunteerism, I would bring my management experience
and expertise in how to develop plans, finance them, and more importantly, make them happen.

Election unnecessary; three directors-elect named

Rec Centers floats social gathering place idea

The Recreation Centers of Sun City West’s Sports Pavilion/Bowling Committee invites members to share their thoughts and ideas about a possible social gathering place for the community.

The proposal involves remodeling the shuffleboard room at the Sports Pavilion to accommodate a social gathering place that would include food and drinks. The idea is still in its infancy, and community input will be welcome during the Sports Pavilion/Bowling Committee’s next meeting at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 10, in the Lecture Hall, 19803 R.H. Johnson Blvd., Sun City West.

The proposal still has several hurdles to pass through, including the Budget and Finance Committee, Properties Committee and the 2020-21 budget process, so there will be ample opportunity for members to attend future meetings and provide additional input.

Closures scheduled for Martin Luther King Day

Closures scheduled for Martin Luther King Day

The Recreation Centers of Sun City West’s Membership, Administrative Offices and Golf Operations will be closed on Monday, Jan. 20, in recognition of Martin Luther King Day.
All Sun City West golf courses as well as the Sports Pavilion and Village Store will be open regular business hours.
The Library will be closed as usual on that Monday.
Anyone needing to put guest credits on their account is invited to do so at Member Services before the holiday. Member Services, 19803 R.H. Johnson Blvd., is open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays, but is closed on holidays. Guest credits may also be added at any of the seven RCSCW golf courses.
Additionally, members may use a credit card to pay for a guest on the day of their visit, for that day only, at any of the four rec centers or the Sports Pavilion; cash is not accepted at the monitor’s stations.

Tour the rec centers in January

Tour the rec centers in January

Join Phil Dauterive as he provides a tour of all the recreation centers this January. You’ll get to visit many of the club rooms, see the pools and exercise rooms. You’ll even be able to visit all seven Sun City West golf courses. All tours start at 9 a.m. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes.

Tours scheduled for January

Beardsley Recreation Center

Monday, Jan. 6 and 27

Meet in front of Arts and Crafts Building off of 128th Avenue. Tour lasts 1 3/4 hours.

Beardsley Tour

  • Starts at 9 a.m.
  • Tour last 1 3/4 hours
  • Meet in front of the Arts and Crafts building

Palm Ridge Recreation Center

Tuesday, Jan. 7 and 28 

Meet in front of pool building. Tour lasts one hour.

Palm Ridge Tour

  • Starts at 9 a.m.
  • Tour last one hour
  • Meet in front of pool building

Kuentz Recreation Center

Wednesday, Jan. 9 and 29 

Meet in front of Stardust Theatre. Tour lasts one hour.

Kuentz Tour

  • Starts at 9 a.m.
  • Last one hour
  • Meet in front of Stardust Theatre

R.H. Johnson Recreation Center

Thursday, Jan. 9 and 30 

Meet in front of Social Hall. Tour lasts approximately 2 1/2 hours. (We visit ARC also)

R.H. Johnson Tour

  • Starts at 9 a.m.
  • Tour lasts approximately 2 1/2 hours
  • Meet in front of the social hall

Sun City West Golf Courses

Thursday, Jan. 23

Tour starts at Grandview Golf Course on Meeker in front of the Pro Shop and lasts 2 hours.

Sun City West Golf Course Tour

  • Starts at 9 a.m.
  • Tour last about 2 hours
  • Meet at Grandview Pro Shop

Library, Metal Shop and Agriculture Club

Tuesday, Jan. 21

Meet at the R.H. Johnson Library. Tour lasts approximately 2 1/2 hours. We will then travel to each of the clubs.

R.H. Johnson Library Tour

  • Meet at the R.H. Johnson Library
  • Tour lasts approximately 2 1/2 hours
  • We will then travel to each of the clubs

Sun City West Metal Club

  • Meet at the R.H. Johnson Library
  • Tour lasts approximately 2 1/2 hours
  • We will then travel to each of the clubs

Sun City West Agriculture Club

  • Meet at the R.H. Johnson Library
  • Tour lasts approximately 2 1/2 hours
  • We will then travel to each of the clubs
Sun City West Talent Spotlight for January

Sun City West Talent Spotlight for January

Join us for a full hour of entertainment as Sun City West Talent Spotlight takes place from the Kuentz Courtyard, every Wednesday from 11 a.m. to noon.

The following acts will perform at the January Talent Spotlight shows:

  • Jan. 8 – Roland Cloutier
  • Jan. 15 – Bett Dorsey
  • Jan. 22 – Jody Yeoman
  • Jan. 29 – Kathy Clarys

Questions? Contact Phil Dauterive at 623-544-6193.

Explore! 2020 winter catalog

Explore! 2020 winter catalog

Interested in expanding your skillset and learning new information? Sign up for an Explore! class. There are a plethora of classes being offered this winter through the Explore! program. The program down below has all the information on the classes available.

Download the 2020 Winter Explore! Program

To sign up for an Explore! class, visit suncitywest.recsolutions.com or contact Explore! Program Coordinator Tamra Stark by phone at 623-544-6024 or by email: tamra.stark@suncitywest.com.

3 International Tenors returning to Sun City West

3 International Tenors returning to Sun City West

Editor’s Note: This show was originally scheduled to be Vox Fortura but unfortunately they will be unable to make it out to Sun City West. The 3 International Tenors will now be performing in their place. For any questions about the show or tickets, please contact the R.H. Johnson Box Office at 623-544-6093.

Due to Vox Fortura being unable to make it out to Sun City West for their Jan. 14 shows, a change in performers has been made. We will be bringing back The 3 International Tenors to perform on Jan. 14 at 3 and 7 p.m in the Palm Ridge Recreation Center. The last time this group performed in Sun City West was during the 2018 Top Hat where they gave the live crowd an amazing musical performance. This time around, it promises to be no different.

Tickets are $25 per person and are available for purchase online at suncitywest.com or in-person at the R.H. Johnson Box Office.

Scheduled to Perform

The 3 International Tenors is a tribute to some of the finest music in the world and features show stopping performances celebrating the virtuoso and careers of Luciano Pavarotti, Andrea Bocelli, Enrico Caruso, and others. This stirring show includes renditions of some of the most memorable songs ever written like “Time To Say Goodbye,” “Ave Maria,” and “Nessun Dorma.”

Comprised of multiple genres and styles including opera, musical theatre, and pop opera, or as it’s sometimes called, POPERA, three singers from extremely diverse backgrounds bring you an experience you will never forget!

Tickets

Tickets for both shows are $25 per person and are currently available for purchase at the R.H. Johnson Box Office or online by clicking the button below.

Venue

The 3 International Tenors

3 and 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 14

Palm Ridge Summit Hall

Get to meet The 3 International Tenors!

Meet new Library Director Tracy Skousen

Meet new Library Director Tracy Skousen

We are pleased to welcome our new Librarian, Tracy Skousen, who joined the Rec Centers on Dec. 5.

Skousen holds a master’s degree in library science from Arizona State University, and a bachelor’s degree in history from Brigham Young University. She was born and raised in Arizona, having worked on a rural family farm in Hyder, Ariz. She now lives in Phoenix and comes to us from a small college library, where she worked for 10 years. “I’m happy to be here at the community’s library and look forward to learning more about your interests and seeing how I can best serve,” said Skousen. “I’m excited to meet new people, so come by and say hello!”

Skousen replaces retiring Director Jane Kauzlaric, who was at the library’s helm since 2011. “We will miss Jane and appreciate all she has done to move this library forward in its digital services, community programs and more,” said General Services Officer Katy O’Grady. “And we are excited to welcome Tracy and merge her ideas with our current services to best serve patrons.”

Local favorites return for January Dance

Local favorites return for January Dance

This January get ready to warm up those dance moves as local favorites Faded Jeans returns to Sun City West on Friday, Jan. 31, at the Palm Ridge Rec Center for the January Dance. A perfect way to close out the month of January, you will be dancing the night away as Faded Jeans provides the musical entertainment. 

Show time is at 7 p.m with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 per person and are limited to eight tickets per person (one table). Tickets for the dance are now on sale and can be purchased online at suncitywest.com or at the R.H. Johnson Box Office. Sodas and water will be available for purchase.

Scheduled to Perform

As KOOL FM’s 2016 Battle of the Cover Bands’ winner, Faded Jeans is the energetic, five-piece electric party band for everybody! Since 2008, Faded Jeans has connected with audiences through its genre-hopping performances. The song list spans classic rock, R&B, pop, oldies, country, ’70s funk, rockabilly, and blues, with each song performed true to style.

Faded Jeans has something for everyone, from classics like Van Morrison’s “Brown Eyed Girl” to contemporary hits like Jason Mraz’s “I’m Yours;” from dance favorites like the Commodores’ “Brick House” to crowd sing-alongs like Garth Brooks’ “Friends in Low Places.” The band is comprised of an incredible mix of musicians from across the country, all with stellar professional experience.

Tickets

Tickets for the dance are $15 per person and are limited to eight tickets per person (one table). They are currently available for purchase at the R.H. Johnson Box Office or online by clicking the button below.

Venue

January Dance

Dance starts at 7 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 31

Palm Ridge Summit Hall

Check out the Performers!

Faded Jeans
Register to vote online in March’s GB election

Register to vote online in March’s GB election

Sun City West owner members whose dues are current are encouraged to vote online during the March Governing Board election. Those who do not vote online are invited to vote in person on Election Day, March 30, in the Data Resource Center at the Library.

If you have not voted online in a past election in Sun City West, or you’re not sure if we have your email address on file, you must register prior to March 11 in order to vote online. Registering is as simple as providing us with an email address before the deadline:

  • Before March 11, 2020 – Send an email to vote@suncitywest.com. In the body of the email include your name, rec card number and the email address you want to register.
  • Before March 23, 2020 – Add elections@vote-now.com to your email address book or your “safe sender’s” list to ensure your emailed ballot is not blocked by your email provider. That emailed ballot, containing an individualized link for the voter, will be sent on March 23. All online votes must be cast by March 27.

If there is more than one owner member in a household, each person voting online must have their own email address. A verification email will be sent to all those registered early in the morning of March 4.

If you need assistance with registering online or have questions about a unique situation, please call Governing Board Executive Assistant Karen Roepken at 623-544-6115.

Those who prefer to vote in person can come to the Data Resource Center at the R.H. Johnson Library from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 30. Please remember that a rec card must be presented when voting in person.