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Members: We are taking reservations for the Spring 2024 class. Classes run on Thursday afternoons from Feb. 8 to March 21, 2024, with a Meet and Greet on Wednesday, Feb. 7. Call 623-544-6120 with questions.
The Recreation Centers of Sun City West accepts applications for the TORCH Citizens Academy until all slots are filled; and then a small waiting list is maintained. Applying early is advised to ensure a spot in the Academy.
The academy runs on seven consecutive Thursday afternoons. Classes are about four hours long – and held at various locations in Sun City West to give participants the broadest exposure to the community. Additionally, optional tours are held before some of the classes, and an opportunity to attend a Board meeting with other TORCH participants also is encouraged.
The program is designed to give participants greater insight into Sun City West’s past, present and future. They gain a better understanding of the Association’s budgeting, recreation, facilities maintenance, golf, public relations, marketing, bowling and library divisions. They also hear from leaders of Sun City West’s other community groups.
Since it began in the spring of 2009, hundreds of residents have graduated from this prestigious academy better versed in all things Sun City West.
TORCH, which is held every spring and fall, stands for Tapping Our Resources, Citizens and Heritage. Participants are asked to commit for the full seven weeks to get the most out of the academy. Download an application and return it with a $20 check (made out to RCSCW, to cover the cost of materials, beverages and snacks) to the R.H. Johnson Administrative Offices, 19803 R.H. Johnson Blvd.
For more information, call 623-544-6110.