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Golf Cart safety

Arizona’s beautiful spring weather brings not only an abundance of flowers and outdoor activity but an influx of young visitors. That means it’s that time of the year when the Rec Centers would like to remind our residents that allowing your visiting grandchildren to drive your golf cart is prohibited by law.

We understand the temptation to share quality time with your visitors, and perhaps to spoil them a bit by allowing them to do something they can’t do “back home.” But make no mistake – allowing them to drive your golf cart is not only against the law but very dangerous.

According to state law, golf carts can carry no more than four people and must be operated at 25 mph or slower. Anyone who allows an underage driver to operate a golf cart is liable for all damages if there is an accident, along with fines for violating the law.

There are a variety of other fun things for visiting youngsters to do in Sun City West. Don’t let a trip to the emergency room or watching grandma or grandpa get a ticket, be the highlight of their trip!

Divi Builder Tutorials

Thank you to SCWClubs Website Volunteer Trainer Eugene Mitofsky for recording, editing and providing the following video tutorials. 

SCWClub website content managers: Have you been wanting to learn how to use the Divi Builder for WordPress? Maybe you just need a refresher. Down below you will find several video and PDF tutorials on how to use the Divi Builder plugin in WordPress.

*PDF tutorials for CMC Site Help and Print Calendar video tutorials are currently unavailable

Making a new page

Text Module

Image Module

Media Library

Button Module

Add an event

Full Width Section

Person Module


Gallery Module

Posts and Blogs

Submit a help ticket

CMC Site Help

Print Calendar

Full Divi Lesson

Use fragrances sparingly to help prevent sensitivity issues

Simple outings most of us take for granted can be intimidating for Sun City West residents with allergies to perfumes, chemicals and odors. Most of us don’t even think about chemical sensitivities when we spray on perfume or cologne, but for some residents this can be a severe problem, so the Rec Centers is asking the community to keep this in mind as they go about their activities and attend our events.

For some individuals, particularly those with asthma, exposure to even the smallest amounts of a chemical allergen can trigger an attack. These reactions are called Multiple Chemical Sensitivities or environmental sensitivities, and the severity of the symptoms can vary. Some people report mild irritation while others are incapacitated and must give up many activities of daily living, such as going to public places, in order to avoid exposure.

We ask our residents to use common sense so ALL our residents can enjoy their free time in our community. Be respectful of those around you and refrain from overdoing it with perfumes or cologne. Better yet, if you’re attending a crowded public event, consider forgoing scents altogether.

SCW Posse Vacation Watch Program

If you are planning on being away this summer and have not joined the Sun City West Posse Vacation Watch Program, be sure to do so before you go. Give yourself the peace of mind that the Posse will keep an eye on your home by driving past your house at least two or three times a day and doing a regular walk-around from time to time until you return.

But for us to help you, be sure to come to the Posse office at 20450 Stardust Blvd. (corner of R.H. Johnson and Stardust Blvd). Fill out our Vacation Watch Signature Card to let us know when you’re leaving and when you plan to return. If you already have a card on file you can simply call us with your details at 623-584-5808.

Rec Centers to develop CC&R department

The Recreation Centers of Sun City West will develop a CC&R department to begin operations July 1.

The move comes following a meeting between PORA officials and RCSCW officials in which PORA expressed an interest to take over all CC&R enforcement, or do none of it. Because PORA is not a mandatory-membership organization, it does not have standing to fine on CC&R violations. The Rec Centers has that authority.

The Rec Centers delivered a notice to PORA officials on April 29 notifying them of the plan to end the current contract on June 30, which coincides with the fiscal year. Waiting longer to end the contract would have resulted in the agreement being renewed for another budget cycle.

As part of that agreement, the Rec Centers has been paying PORA about $60,000 a year and providing membership data updates to PORA to handle complaints about items such as weed growth, fence heights, etc. The Rec Centers handled age-restriction violations and legal issues arising from repeated lack of compliance.

The Rec Centers has requested PORA provide data about historical and current violations to ease the transition and provide continuity on existing cases. Per the contract, PORA will continue to receive and enforce complaints through June 30.

Additionally, the Rec Centers is broadening its relationship with the Organization of HOAs in Sun City West, as that group handles CC&R enforcement on HOA-member properties. OHOA represents about one-third of the rooftops in Sun City West.

Rec Centers’ General Manager Bill Schwind is developing a proposal for a CC&R department within the Rec Centers. That plan will be unveiled at the Board’s next workshop, which begins 9 a.m. Friday, May 10, in the Lecture Hall. As always, the community is invited to attend the workshop.


Sun City West Talent Spotlight for May

Join us Wednesdays in the Kuentz Courtyard starting at 11 a.m. for an hour of fun. These are the last two shows of the season!

Our lineup for May is:

05/01  Spicy Uckers

05/08  Grand Finale show, we will have entertainers from this season return for a two-hour show, giving you a nice variety of music.

We supply punch, cookies, watermelon and popcorn. You may bring a sandwich if you wish!

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

May Book Sale

All are welcome to the Friends of the R. H. Johnson Library book sale on Saturday, May 11 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Social Hall (19803 N. R.H. Johnson Blvd., next to Fry’s Food). The Friends’ sales are famous for the excellent quality and enormous quantity of gently used books, puzzles, audiobooks, CDs, and DVDs at bargain prices. Best of all, the sale proceeds always go directly toward purchasing new items for the library. Books and other items for donation are gratefully accepted at the library, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Tuesday thru Saturday.

May 2019 Rec Center News

Download May 2019 Edition of the Rec Center News

The Rec Center News is an official publication of the Recreation Centers of Sun City West. It is printed by Independent Newspapers and published monthly. It is available at all Recreation Center facilities as well as being delivered with the Sun City West Independent the last Wednesday of each month. The Independent is delivered free to all Sun City West residents. Call 623-972-6101 to start delivery.

Memorial Day closures

The Recreation Centers of Sun City West will be closing some offices on Monday, May 27, in recognition of Memorial Day.

The Village Store, Membership and Administrative Offices will be closed on May 27. The Library will be closed as usual on that Monday.

Golf Operations will be closed, but the golf courses will be open regular business hours.

The Sports Pavilion will be open normal business hours from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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 Grandview Golf Course, 14260 W. Meeker Blvd.

Additionally, members may use a credit card to pay for a guest on the day of their visit, for that day only, at any monitor’s station; cash is not accepted at the monitor’s stations.