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Your Guide to ACC News and Information

Anthem Days Celebrates 15 Years of Tradition

Ballots Due March 14 for ACC and HOA elections

Anthem Civic Building Offers Community Room Rentals

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Council News

Business News

Community Center News

Anthem Drug Education Program Welcomes Katey McPherson for March Event

ACC Offers Banner Sponsorships for 15th Anniversary

Register for Spring Break Camp

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Graphic Design & Web Manager Jamie Flores Communications Specialist Marc Buckhout Contributing Writers ACC Staff and Board Anthem Veterans Memorial Support Team Anthem Neighborhood Watch Anthem Country Club Community Association Anthem Parkside Community Association Village at Anthem Condominium Council of Co-Owners Contact ACC Published six times annually, the Anthem Community Council (ACC) Resource Guide is your guide to news and information about programs and services offered by the ACC, as well as pertinent business- and HOArelated information. All contents are copyrighted 2014. For additional community information:

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President’s Letter In January, we had the opportunity to experience yet another amazing Anthem moment. The dedication of the Anthem Civic Building drew hundreds of residents of all ages. It was cute to see toddlers alongside the Golden Go Getters, placing their finger prints on the Community Art Project. And at the end of the day, it was exciting to learn that the rooms were being rented at rapid rates for community events and individual experiences. As Winston Churchill said, “We shape our buildings, and afterwards our buildings shape us.” Lots of laughter, memory making and learning opportunities will take place in this building…Anthem’s Living Room. One such learning opportunity at the Anthem Civic Building is a presentation on Bullying and Internet Safety on March 12, 6:30 p.m. for all parents, children, and teachers. Bullying continues to be a growing problem among teens and children – research shows that 50% of all children are bullied at some time during their school years. As you can imagine, the impact of bullying on a child’s self-esteem can be devastating. I hope you will join your fellow residents as we hear about the warning signs, the impact of social networking, practical steps to empower our children, and how to intervene. I look forward to seeing you at the new Civic Building – at one of the upcoming art classes, having coffee on the patio, signing up for a yoga class, at a special event or perhaps as a volunteer at the welcome desk.

Holly Matson, President Anthem Community Council

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contents 3 Council News 10 Business News 12 Community Center News 17 HOA News 19 Meeting & Event Calendar 20 Resources



Preserving, Protecting, and Enhancing a Genuine Sense of Community The Anthem Community Council (ACC) serves as a unifying entity for the overall Anthem community. Our mission is to establish and maintain a governing structure that will preserve, protect, and enhance the plans, policies, infrastructure, and resources needed to support a genuine sense of community, facilitate sound economic development, and promote quality of life for all Anthem residents.

Anthem Civic Building Offers Community Room Rentals In only its first month of being open to the public full-time, the Anthem Civic Building has already hosted a variety of groups and meetings. With a wealth of room rental options available, Anthem Civic Building Scheduling Coordinator Jan Sieber said interest has been high. “I’ve received numerous phone calls,” she said. “People seem excited about the opportunities. It’s a new, clean, quiet, comfortable building and we have a friendly, helpful staff that will meet people with a smile.” The opening week included a visit by a scrapbooking club, which utilized the Arts and Crafts Room, a real estate training session for more than 30 people, a small church group that hosted a meeting, and AARP TaxAide, which is offering free tax services every Tuesday through early April, among others. Anthem resident Duane Anderson attended an informational meeting about room rental availability and came away impressed; noting that with rooms going for as little as $5 per hour, it’s a deal that’s nearly impossible to beat. “Once people understand all that is available to them here I’m sure it’s going to be a very busy place,” said Anderson, who expressed interest in offering a variety of health seminars including meditation classes at the building. “It seems like almost any kind of group could find something that would work for them. This building offers a lot of flexibility in the space they offer and management seems very helpful.”

of room options, as the Daisy Mountain Rock and Mineral Club, Hospice of the Valley, the Daisy Mountain Quilters, a genealogy group, the Preferred Businesses of Anthem, and Daisy Mountain Fire Department have all scheduled meetings. The Anthem Civic Building is located at 3701 W. Anthem Way. For more information on room rental options or to inquire about taking a tour: Anthem Civic Building Scheduling Coordinator Jan Sieber,, 623-742-6020

ACC Seeks Community Input for Anthem Civic Building Programming There’s something for everyone at the new Anthem Civic Building! In order to gather community input on what educational and recreational programs could be offered and are most preferred, the ACC invites Anthem residents and business owners to fill out a survey that covers a number of options such as art, fitness, business, and computer and technology classes, among others. Fill out the survey today: anthem-civic-building-programs.

The number of groups that have expressed interest in the building nearly rivals the amount ACC Resource Guide 3



Anthem Drug Education Program Gains Momentum in 2014 As part of Anthem’s on-going commitment to provide drug awareness education opportunities, residents and their children are invited to attend the “Bullying & Relational Aggression Prevention” event, presented by veteran school teacher and author Katey McPherson. The event, set for March 12, 6:30 p.m., will be held in the new Anthem Civic Building’s Community Room, located at 3701 W. Anthem Way. The session will explore: • Research-based insights into relational aggression (RA) in students (K-12) • How to instill social/emotional connections and minimize destructive behaviors • The impact of social networking in the real world and cyber-world • Practical steps to empower positive change • Interventions that address the bully, the bullied, and the bystanders • Tips for handling bullying online and at school For more information: www.OnlineAtAnthem. com/anthem-drug-education-program.

Anthem Civic Building Hosts First ACC Board Meeting

Anthem Civic Building Offers Book Exchange Program The new Anthem Civic Building Book Exchange Program is just one of many community offerings to Anthem residents. Simply bring a book to the front lobby, leave your book, and then take another. Stop by the Welcome Desk for more information. Book content must be appropriate and is subject to review.

Quiet Recreational Classes Move to New Anthem Civic Building The new Anthem Civic Building is now also home to a host of exercise classes. As of Feb. 3, residents are able to take Yoga, Tai Chi, and Senior Stretch and Tone classes in Fitness Rooms 1 and 2, located on the first floor. The classes, previously held at the ACC Community Center, are offered MondaySaturday as early as 7:15 a.m., and as late as 7:30 p.m. For a complete class schedule: www.

Anthem Civic Building Highlights Talents of Local Artists

The new Anthem Civic Building hosted its first ACC Board of Directors Meeting, Feb. 26, in the Community Room. The meetings, which historically were held at the ACC Community Center, take place the fourth Wednesday of each month, at 6:30 p.m. The next meeting is set for March 26. Meeting agendas are posted five days in advance at Residents are always encouraged to attend. The new Anthem Civic Building is located at 3701 W. Anthem Way.


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Palo Verde tree, painted by Pam Rusch

The new Anthem Civic Building is already home to the work of various Anthem artists. A quilt made by the Daisy Mountain Quilters Guild was unveiled at the Grand Opening celebration. The 3’ by 5’ piece, depicting Daisy Mountain, features Anthem resident Lindsay Boggs’ winning design from the 15th Anniversary logo contest. More than 300 of the nearly 1,000 people who attended the Grand Opening will also be part



of the public art program. The budding artists added their fingerprints to a pair of Palo Verde tree paintings produced by Anthem resident Pam Rusch. The paintings will soon be on display, complimenting the Desert Foothills Landtrust photography, already featured throughout the building.

a four way stop where all traffic is required to stop at all times. Four way stops are installed where traffic volumes exceed certain limits to the extent that it becomes difficult for side street traffic to find suitable gaps in the traffic to enter or cross, and is also used to mitigate accidents susceptible to changing to a four-way stop.

The art isn’t limited to the interior of the building. Visitors entering from the north side are greeted by a sculpture of a saguaro cactus, created by Sully Sullivan.

Ambassadors Sought for Variety of Roles

Plans are being developed to have Saguaro cactus sculpture, various local artists’ created by Sully Sullivan works displayed throughout the building.

The ACC is looking for community volunteers to become Anthem Ambassadors, performing in a role designed to help promote not only the 15th Anniversary, but also ACC events, activities, and programs. The ideal candidate is one who loves to engage in and with the community, recruit others to help spread the word to neighbors and fellow community members regarding various programs happening in the community, and volunteer to assist at planned events. Volunteers for the 15th Anniversary Events Subcommittee are still being accepted for anyone interested in helping plan and implement a large community event this year. Those interested should have the ability to dedicate time needed to plan a large-scale event, volunteer at the event, and help promote it. For more information or to volunteer: juhlig@, 623-742-6050.

Quilt made by Daisy Mountain Quilters Guild, featuring Lindsay Boggs’ 15th Anniversary logo

Anthem Intersection to Receive New Crossing Signal Maricopa County will install a pedestrian activated crossing signal this summer at the intersection of Gavilan Peak Pkwy. and Venture Dr., in response to resident and Board concerns about pedestrian safety. MCDOT Traffic Management Division Manager Nicolaas Swart explained that the signal, also known as a HAWK, is a pedestrian signal used where full signals are not warranted, but where there is a need to provide for pedestrian movements. The signal is dark when not in use. Once activated by a pedestrian, a flashing yellow signal followed by a steady yellow signal is displayed. The HAWK signal not only commands attention, but also allows for enhanced vehicle mobility when pedestrians are not present as compared to

Go Green Spring Event Scheduled for April 26 Anthem residents will have the opportunity to recycle a variety of items at the next Go Green event, set for April 26, in the ACC Community Center parking lot. Through a continued partnership with ACC and Republic Services (Allied Waste), residents will have the opportunity to recycle electronics, personal documents, up to five gallons of paint, clothing, and household hazardous waste items, at the semi-annual event. Thanks to the MCSO, residents also will have the opportunity to dispose of prescription and non-prescription drugs at the event for the first time. Attendees must show one form of residency before items will be accepted. The ACC Community Center parking lot is located at 41130 N. Freedom Way. For more information: Michelle Collins, 623-879-3027, ACC Resource Guide 5

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COUNCIL Anthem Veterans Memorial: Honor A Veteran In A Unique Way - Pavers Provide Lasting Tribute Finding the perfect gift for Father’s Day, birthdays, Mother’s Day, and holiday celebrations can be challenging. Consider honoring a family member’s military service by giving a veteran paver that will be placed in the Anthem Veterans Memorial. A paver provides a personal and lasting tribute to an honored veteran. Veteran pavers are $150. See “How to Order Pavers,” below. “My family surprised me on Father’s Day with a paver. As a Vietnam War veteran, my service was not well remembered when we returned home. I am touched my family showed my service through a paver in the Anthem Veterans Memorial.” -U.S. Army Veteran. Honor a Veteran Program For every $150 donation to the “Honor a Veteran” program, a paver will be placed in the Memorial commemorating the service for a veteran who may otherwise not be honored there. This program was developed in response to requests from families who did not have a veteran in their family or had already honored their family veterans and wanted to assist more veterans who served our Nation.


Talking About 9-1-1 With Kids One of the challenges of being a parent is arming children with the skills to handle the obstacles life presents. Teaching them how to use 9-1-1 in an emergency could be one of the simplest — and most important — lessons parents ever share. Children need to know the specifics about what an emergency is. Role playing with different emergency and non-emergency scenarios will help children distinguish what is and isn’t an emergency and help them develop the confidence they’ll need to handle any situation. For younger children, it might also help to talk about who the emergency workers are in the community — police officers, firefighters, paramedics, doctors, nurses, and so on — and what kinds of things they do to help people who are in trouble. This will clarify not only what types of emergencies can occur, but also who can help. During Anthem Days, March 29-30, 10 a.m.4 p.m., come to the Anthem Neighborhood Watch booth to experience the 9-1-1 Hands-on Simulator. Learn more about how the 9-1-1 system works with hands-on practice. Free child safety goodie bags will be handed out while supplies last.

How to Order Pavers or Make Donations Paver order forms are available at the Anthem Community Council office or may be downloaded: www.onlineatanthem/anthemveterans-memorial. Click on “Veterans Pavers/Donate.” The order will be processed through the secure PayPal payment method. To donate in person or through the mail, applicants may return the form and payment to the Anthem Community Council, 3701 W. Anthem Way, Ste. 201.

How to handle a 9-1-1 emergency call:

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When parking a vehicle outside the garage, lock it and take the garage door opener and all valuables inside the home.

Paver donations made through the Anthem Way Foundation are tax deductible, less the costs associated with the paver.

1. Stay calm. 2. Know the location of the emergency and the number you are calling from. 3. Wait for the call-taker to ask questions, and then answer clearly and calmly.

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March 29-30, 2014 • 10 a.m.-4 p.m. ACC Community Park • 41703 N. Gavilan Peak Pkwy.


• Kids’ Zone (with inflatables) (Anthem Days signature highlight) • LIVE Entertainment (11 a.m.-4 p.m.): • Eggstravaganza Egg Hunt Saturday - The Western Fusion Band (Sunday only - featuring the Hippity Hop Band) Sunday - Desert Fiesta • Food Court & Rotary Beer Garden • Enter to win HD Kindle Fire (16gb) at ACC Information booth • Frazier Shows Carnival (Runs 4 days - March 27-30)

Carnival Hours:

Thursday: 5-9 p.m. ($18 all-you-can-ride/all night long promotional bracelets)

Friday: 5-10 p.m. (no promotional bracelets)

Saturday: 1-10 p.m. ($18 all-you-can-ride promotional bracelets - from 1-4 p.m.)

Sunday: 1-6 p.m. ($18 all-you-can-ride promotional bracelets - from 1-4 p.m.)

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$10,000 Half-Court Shot Contest Saturday, March 29 3 p.m. Sign up and rules will be at the upper Basketball courts on Saturday, March 29.

OF TRADITION! RETURNING THIS YEAR: • Emma’s Run - 10K Run, 5K Run/Walk and Kids’ Dash, 8 a.m. at ACC Community Center. For more information: • Salsa Contest, sponsored by ACC Community Center Saturday only. Register online by March 20!

EGG HUNT SCHEDULE: Sunday, March 30 Softball Field #1

11:10 a.m. – 2 yrs. old 11:30 a.m. – 4 yrs. old 11:50 p.m. – 1st Grade 12:10 p.m. – 3rd Grade 12:30 p.m. – 5th Grade 12:30 p.m. – Special Needs 12:50 p.m. – 3 yrs. old 1:10 p.m. – 5 yrs./K 1:30 p.m. – 2nd Grade 1:50 p.m. – 4th Grade 1:50 p.m. – Special Needs

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For more information about the event:

Michele DeMichele, Special Events Director

Jan Sieber, Special Events Assistant



ACC Seeks Sponsor Support for 15th Anniversary Celebration As Anthem celebrates 15 years of first-class amenities and quality-of-life, business owners are invited to show community spirit by becoming a sponsor or donor in Anthem’s year-long 15th Anniversary celebration. Among the involvement opportunities are light pole pennant sponsorships. Available for $500 each, light pole pennants give businesses the opportunity to feature their company’s name on select anniversary banners located at the Anthem Civic Building, the ACC Community Center, as well as the ACC Community Park. For more information: juhlig@anthemcouncil. com.

Welcome New Anthem Businesses! ACC would like to welcome the following new businesses that now call Anthem “home:”

Perfect Swim 9512 N. Daisy Mountain Dr., Ste. 180 Offers pool chemicals, equipment, toys, pool service, repairs, remodeling. Jobs created: six employees, 480-440-7491

Swanky’s Fashion Boutique 4215 W. Anthem Way, Ste. 112 Under new ownership and offering new items including women’s and men’s clothing, with a greater range of sizes. Jobs created: three employees, 623-465-3223

Anthem Business Update: • Caepe School/Brighter Beginnings Preschool: moved to 42212 N. 41st Dr. • J & B Furniture Consignment: moved to 42407 N. Vision Way, Ste. 101 • Rhapsody School of Music: moved to 3668 W. Anthem Way, Ste. B-152 • Tennessee Grill: expanded, adding Ste. 1203 to 1202 at 4220 W. Summit Walk Ct. For a list of businesses within the Anthem Community:

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Welcome to the ACC Community Center The ACC Community Center and Community Park provide a variety of amenities, and we invite you take advantage of all programs offered. Information about all sports, activities, and programs can be found in the ACC Activity Guide, produced quarterly (February, April, August, November) as an insert within the Resource Guide, at the Community Center front desk, or online at Registration for all classes can also be completed online or at the front desk.

ACC Lifeguard Class Scouts Talent for Summer 2014

Teens looking to get a leg up on their peers in pursuit of a 2014 summer job can sign up now for March StarGuard Lifeguard Classes. Open to teens 15+, participants will receive 36 hours of training. Those who pass both physical and written tests will earn lifeguard certification. Participants must be 16 by the end of the course. Although passing the class is not a guarantee of employment, the ACC will be hiring between 60-70 lifeguards for the 2014 summer season, which runs 11 weeks. Those interested in attending the class must be able to pass a pre-course test on the first day which requires the demonstration of a variety of skills. Class dates: March 26, 28-29, April 2, 4-6. Registration deadline: March 21. Cost: $155. For a list of course requirements: www. To register: stop by the ACC Community Center front desk.

Anthem Selected to Host Arizona Swimming Championship Meet For the second time in four years the ACC Community Center has been selected to host part of the Arizona Swimming Championships. The meet, The Super 8 Arizona Swimming 2014 Championship, is expected to draw 250-300 swimmers, ages 8 and under, from around the state, and upwards of 1,000 spectators, March 15-16. The pool will be closed for the event March 14 at 4 p.m. through March 17 at 5 a.m. For more information: 623-876-3011.

Teen Room Set to Open Mid-March The ACC Community Center will unveil a Teen Room in mid-March. The room, located on the south side of the building, was once a Game Room and has been used in recent years for a variety of small meetings. The new look will include a ping-pong table, air hockey table, games, and a lounge area, complete with bean bags. For more information: 623-879-3011.

facility reminder Community Center Guideline Please note residents must accompany guests at all times.

For more information:, 623-879-3011.


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Guest fees: $7/day; 10-visit Punch Pass: $50; Children 6 and under: Free.


March Featured Activities:

YOUTH PROGRAMS: Amazing Race Comes to Anthem Inspired by the reality television program Amazing Race, the ACC Community Center will host their Anthem Amazing Race Spring Break Camp March 17-21.


HEALTH AND FITNESS: Anthem Hiking Club Challenges Picketpost Summit The Anthem Hiking Club will travel to the Globe/Superior area in eastern Arizona to hike Picketpost Mountain on March 15. Despite only being 4.8 miles, the elevation gain of 2,200 feet makes for a fairly challenging hike (3.5 on a 5.0 scale).

Open to kids ages 3-12, the camp, which runs 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m., will include team building activities, daily clues, challenges, and other fun activities.

The group will leave from the ACC Community Center at 6:30 a.m. and expects to be back by 2:15 p.m. Cost: $25. Registration deadline: March 10. For more information: Michelle Collins,

Cost is $40 daily or $175 for the entire week. A 15% discount is available for those who register by March 9. All children must be potty trained. Camp is offered to non-residents for an additional fee.


There must be 10 participants registered by March 12 for the program to run. For more information: mcollins@, 623-879-3011.

Fitness Certification Class Introduces Youth to Gym Learn all about the vast array of amenities at the ACC Community Center’s workout facilities. This class, taught by a certified personal trainer and required for underage participants, guides both parent and teen through the regulations of the fitness floor, safe exercises, and general fitness questions. Upon completion, both can workout together with confidence.

Gymnastics Offered for Variety of Ages Tumble Tots (ages: 1-3 yrs.), Rising Stars (3-5 yrs.), and Stars 1 (6-9 yrs.) month-long gymnastics classes begin Saturday, March 8. Tumble Tots, which requires parent participation, runs from 10-10:30 a.m. The class introduces the fundamental body positions and hand/eye coordination activities. Rising Stars and Stars 1 run from 10:35-11:20 a.m. and from 11:25 a.m.12:10 p.m. respectively. For more information: 623-879-3011.

The class, open to ages 12-13 who are accompanied by a parent, is offered March 8, 9-11 a.m. Cost: $35. Registration deadline: March 3. For more information: 623-879-3011.

ADULT PROGRAMS: Golden Go Getters Meet for Monthly Potluck The Golden Go Getters will host their monthly potluck March 11, from 6-8 p.m. at the new Anthem Civic Building*. Enjoy food, conversation, raffles, and great company. Tickets: $3/person. For more information or to RSVP: Wanda Hill, 623-5513310. *Anthem Civic Building is located at 3701 W. Anthem Way.

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Make a Difference, Vote Voting for the Anthem Community Council (ACC) and Anthem Country Club (ACCCA) Board of Directors is underway. The video of the Meet the Candidates Night from Feb. 19, along with all candidate biographies, are now posted under the Election 2014 tab of the Anthem Country Club section of www. A quorum requirement for both elections (10% or 287 ballots) must be cast. Residents are asked to vote before the deadline of March 14 to ensure the success of these elections.

LEC Requests Input The Lifestyle Enhancement Committee (LEC) is interested in residents’ ideas to refine the architectural and landscaping guidelines while maintaining the character of the Anthem Country Club community. Send input to: or via US Mail to ACCCA Lifestyle Enhancement Committee, 3701 W. Anthem Way, Suite 201, Anthem, AZ 85086. All submissions will receive a response within seven business days, and be considered as the guidelines are updated this year. For a copy of the Design Guidelines, visit the Documents and Forms tab of the ACCCA section of www.

Important Things Every ACCCA Homeowner Should Know The ACCCA has hired Trident Security to control visitor access through the attended entrance gates on Anthem Club Dr. and Anthem Hills Dr. There are approximately 1,200 visitors who enter the attended gates every day. To help Trident be as efficient as possible (and minimize the potential hassles for visitors) residents can either: • Have frequent visitors obtain a gate transponder, or • Pre-register temporary visitors on the QuickPass® system, and keep lists of visitors up-to-date.


For more information: Jessica McGurin, QuickPass® Administrator at 623-742-4533, or and click on the Resident Training Video. Trident also patrols the community to enforce parking and traffic rules. Because the Country Club is a private community, Trident is limited on how they notify visitors who violate parking and traffic rules. To address this challenge, the ACCCA (as provided by the governing documents) has adopted a policy that the homeowner who authorizes a visitor to enter the community will be held responsible for any violations/fines committed by that visitor. However, Trident is NOT a law enforcement agency. Contact the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office at 9-1-1 (for urgent or emergency situations) or 602876-1011 (for non-emergency situations). For a complete list of the key items every resident and visitor should know, visit the Documents and Forms tab of the ACCCA section of www.

April ACCCA Board Meeting – New Members/New Meeting Location

The next ACCCA Board meeting will be Thursday, April 24 at 6:30 p.m. in the new Anthem Civic Building. Recently elected members of the Board will take their seats. All homeowners are encouraged to attend. The meeting agenda and prior meeting minutes and reports are available under the Meetings and Agendas tab on the Country Club page of For more information: Jody Cote, ACCCA Community Manager, www.OnlineAtAnthem. com/country-club,, 623-7424561. ACC Resource Guide 15

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Anthem Parkside Community Association (APCA)

Ballots Due by March 14

Ballots for the Parkside Board of Directors and Anthem Community Council (ACC) election were mailed at the end of February. Anyone who did not receive a ballot should contact the Parkside Community Association at 623-742-6050. Parkside residents can submit their ballot by electronic vote (E-Vote) or by returning their ballot to the HOA office. If both an electronic and paper ballot are submitted, the electronic ballot will override the paper ballot. It’s very important to take the time to review the candidate bios that are provided at Anyone with questions regarding the voting process, or who may have misplaced their ballot and/ or return envelope, is encouraged to contact the Parkside Community Association.


Get Involved Consider setting some time aside to become a more active participant in the Parkside Community. There are many volunteer opportunities available, with a variety of commitment levels. Visit www.onlineatanthem. com/parkside-committees to find a listing of committees offered. Contact Parkside Community Manager, Annette McCarthy,, 623-742-6004, if interested in joining a committee. Those unable to commit to a committee can stay informed by attending the regular Parkside Board of Directors meetings, held the third Thursday of every even month, at 7 p.m., at the Anthem Civic Building.

Parkside Booth at Anthem Days The Parkside Community Association Board of Directors and staff will be at the Parkside booth at Anthem Days, March 29-30, to address any homeowner questions or concerns. They will also host a fun giveaway. Parkside Board of Directors will be available to meet and greet with attendees during the event. Stop by and get to know the Parkside Board of Directors and staff and enter to win a prize. For more information: Annette McCarthy, Parkside Community Manager, www., amccarthy@, 623-742-6004.

hoacontacts Anthem Country Club Community Association (ACCCA) Jody Cote, Community Manager, 623-742-4561

Anthem Parkside Community Association (APCA) Annette McCarthy, Community Manager, 623-742-6004

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Board of Directors Transfer Funds The Board approved transferring excess funds from the general account to pay down the “loan” from the Reserve Account at the Jan. 21 Board of Directors Meeting. These funds are monies left over from the 2012 storm damage insurance claim reimbursement and the refund of a duplicate payment to a vendor, totaling about $34,000. This will reduce the reserve loan amount to approximately $14,000. Homeowners are reminded that Association documents empower the Board to suspend the privileges of homeowners to use the pool, spa, fitness center, and walk gates if their community maintenance fees are not paid –

including fines and late fees. The Board approved a Media Policy which, in summary, states management will respond in writing to any media questions or requests for information. The Board approved the following proposals and projects: Replacement of pressure valves in 15 buildings; inspection of all fire hydrants, and back flow valves; and replacement of spa light. For the pool area, 12 chairs and three tables will be purchased and the pool decking will be repaired/repainted. The building number tiles will be updated with metal plates to replace the deteriorating vinyl numbers. Future Board of Directors meetings will be held at the Anthem Civic Building starting at 6:30 p.m. They are scheduled: March 18 (Annual and Open Meeting), May 20, July 15, Sept. 16, and Nov. 18.

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March 4 (weekly through April 8) 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Anthem Civic Building*

March 26 4 p.m. ACC Community Center Pre-registration Required

PARENT-TEEN FITNESS CERTIFICATION March 8 9-11 a.m. ACC Community Center Pre-registration Required




March 11 2 p.m. Anthem Civic Building*

March 29-30 10 a.m.-4 p.m. ACC Community Park


*Anthem Civic Building, 3701 W. Anthem Way.

March 11 6-8 p.m. Anthem Civic Building*

** State, County, and City of Phoenix legislators offer brief presentation on issues facing their offices.

March 26 6:30 p.m. Anthem Civic Building*

BULLYING PREVENTION SEMINAR March 12 6:30 p.m. Anthem Civic Building*

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE** March 14 9-10 a.m. Anthem Civic Building*

BALLOTS DUE March 14 5 p.m. Anthem Civic Building*

HIKE – PICKETPOST MOUNTAIN March 15 6:30 a.m. ACC Community Center Pre-registration Required


ARIZONA SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS March 15-16 10 a.m.-3 p.m. ACC Community Center

‘HAND AND FOOT’ CARD GAME March 21 1-4 p.m. Anthem Civic Building*

SPRING BREAK CAMP – AMAZING RACE March 17-21 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. ACC Community Center Pre-registration Required

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Anthem Community Center

School District

Main Line . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 623-879-3011 Monday - Thursday . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 a.m. - 10 p.m. Friday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 a.m. - 8 p.m. Saturday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 a.m. - 8 p.m. Sunday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Deer Valley Unified School District . . . . 623-445-5000 Transportation Department . . . . . . . 602-467-5090

Preschool & Kindergarten, 623-551-5880

Anthem Community Center Preschool . . . 623-879-3005 Caepe Preschool, The . . . . . . . . . . . 623-551-7808 Creative Castle Preschool & Kindergarten . . 623-551-8013 DVUSD Family Resource Center . . . . . . . . . . 623-445-3941

Resident Assistance


Anthem Community Council . . . . . . . . . . . 623-742-6050 ACCCA Resident Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . 623-742-6030 Parkside Resident Assistance . . . . . . . . 623-742-4562 Villages Resident Assistance . . . . . . . . . 602-288-2687 After Hours Maintenance/ Landscape Emergencies . . . . . . . . . . . . 602-721-6271 Maintenance Request Line . . . . . . . . . . 623-879-3019 Vandalism/Graffiti Reporting . . . . . . . . 623-879-3060

Anthem Elementary School . . . . . . . 623-376-3700 Attendance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 623-376-3790 Anthem Preparatory Academy . . . . . 623-465-4776 Archway Classical Academy . . . . . . .623-465-4776 Caurus Academy . . . . . . . . . . . . . 623-551-5083 Caepe School, The . . . . . . . . . . . 623-551-7808 Canyon Springs School . . . . . . . . . 623-376-5200 Attendance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 623-376-5290 Diamond Canyon Elementary School . . 623-445-8000 Attendance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 623-445-8090 Gavilan Peak Elementary School . . . 623-445-7400 Attendance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 623-445-7490 New River Elementary . . . . . . . . 623-376-3500 North Valley Christian Academy . . . . 623-551-3454

Daisy Mountain Railroad

Anthem Country Club Anthem Golf & Country Club . . . . . . . . 623-742-6200 Ironwood Country Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . 623-551-2296 Maintenance Request Line . . . . . . . . . 623-879-3052

Public Service Anthem Neighborhood Watch . . Anthem Firewise . . . . . Anthem Pets Hotline . . . . . . . . . . . . . 480-287-3542 Daisy Mountain Fire Department . . . . . . 623-465-7400 John C. Lincoln Urgent Care . . . . . . . . . . 623-434-6444 North Valley Regional Library . . . . . . 602-652-3000 Maricopa County Sheriff’s Department . . 602-876-1011 Phoenix Police Non-Emergency Crime Stop . . 602-262-6151 North Valley Posse . . . . . . . . . . . . 602-456-2767 United States Post Office (Anthem Branch) . . .623-551-7950

Utilities Republic Services (East of I-17) . . . . . . . . 602-237-2078 Arizona Public Service (APS) . . . . . . . . 602-371-7171 Century Link . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 602-266-1700 Cox Communications . . . . . . . . . . 623-594-1000 City of Phoenix Solid Waste (West of I-17) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 602-262-7251 City of Phoenix Water Services (West of I-17) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 602-262-6251 EPCOR Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 800-383-0834 Southwest Gas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 602-861-1999

High School Anthem Preparatory Academy . . . . 623-465-4776 Boulder Creek High School . . . . . . 623-445-8600 Attendance. . . . . . . . . . . . . 623-445-8690

Religious Services Arizona Hills Community Church . . . 623-465-0202 Calvary Chapel Desert Hills . . . . . 623-434-5060 Canyon Church . . . . . . . . . . . . 623-551-3175 Christ’s Church at the Crossroads . . . 623-466-7964 Chabad of Anthem . . . . . . . . . . 623-551-8348 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints . . 623-465-0263 Cross of Christ Lutheran Church . . . . 623-551-9851 Fellowship Church of Anthem . . . . . 623-551-1144 Grace North Church. . . . . . . . . 623-551-0007 Hosanna Christian Fellowship . . . . . 623-512-6213 North Valley Assembly of God . . . . . 623-256-2408 North Valley Jewish Community Association. . 623-322-0957 Pioneer United Methodist Church . . . 623-551-0999 Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne . . . 623-465-9740 Sun Valley Baptist Church . . . . . . 623-986-1687 Vineyard Church at Anthem . . . . . 623-551-1133

ACC Resource Guide - March 2014  

Your Guide to ACC News and Information

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