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Your Guide to ACC News and Information

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Communications & Public Affairs Director Shannon Wallace Communications Specialist Jeri J. Robertson Art Direction Christi Bielstein Strategic Design Contributing Writers ACC Staff and Board Anthem Veterans Memorial Committee Anthem Country Club Community Association Anthem Parkside Community Association Village at Anthem Condominium Council of Co-Owners Contact ACC Published monthly, 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 HOA-related information. All contents are copyrighted 2013. For additional community information:

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President’s Letter It’s tough to stay “connected” to family and career, and harder still to find time for a connection to community. But the payoff from a solid relationship with community is huge; and a little effort goes a long way. As Confucius said, “It is better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness.” Here are a few ways you can light a candle and connect to your Anthem community: ATTEND: I have the good fortune to work with professional, intelligent, and community-focused ACC Board Members; however, the ACC Board is a collaborative effort that requires constant input and feedback from residents. Our meetings provide details so you can make informed decisions before giving input to the Board. Please attend the next meeting, June 26: SIGN-UP: Every resident should sign-up to receive the Community News eblast. It is one of ACC’s accurate and timely resources for ACC information: SUPPORT: Thank you to all who have accepted the challenge of being on the ACC Board or committees. Your passion, energy, and expertise are essential to our community. Join us: council-committees. Thank you again for the opportunity to represent our community. Reach out to me:; your thoughts are VERY important!

Holly Matson, President Anthem Community Council


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3 Council News 12 Business News 13 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.

Civic Building Update The Civic Building project continues to be scheduled for an early 2014 grand opening to the Anthem public. Plans are being finalized, bids received, and construction is scheduled to commence early this summer. Check for details about an upcoming ground breaking event at:

ACC Summer Office Hours Change Due to Building Construction Modified service hours for the ACC office begin Monday, June 3. Adjustments are being made to allow remodeling/construction on the new Anthem Civic Building. ACC staff will be available 7 a.m.-7 p.m., Mondays-Thursdays and unavailable on Fridays. Country Club and Parkside homeowners association staff will maintain office hours 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Fridays.

All reports on the Facilities Master Plan process and projects may be reviewed at, and continued public input may be submitted to planning@

New Board Members Seated The ACC welcomes Ryan Halleran (Parkside) and John Birdseye (Country Club) who were seated April 24 at the ACC Board of Directors’ regular meeting. Each will serve one threeyear term. The ACC would like to once again recognize the accomplishments of outgoing members Jeff Pointer (Country Club) and Craig Boates (Parkside). Thank you for your service and commitment to the Anthem community.

Facilities Master Plan Update Staff continues to prepare an analysis to be presented by July to the ACC Board on the top priority projects in the Facilities Master Plan (Opportunity Way Park and Liberty Bell Park). This will allow for further resident input and Board direction on the next steps, which include the following: • Project implementation schedules and the estimated availability of enhancement funds and staff/project management resources to construct the projects; • A comprehensive financial forecast that estimates the cost and timing of assessment increases required to pay for additional operating budget impacts related to maintaining a healthy, long-term reserve fund balance, managing standard inflationary cost burdens and operating approved master plan projects; and • A proposed procurement model or approach to competitively secure qualified professional services to design, oversee, and construct the priority projects.

The ACC Board of Directors, pictured left to right, back row: John Birdseye, John Balzer, Robert Linder, and Ryan Halleran. Front row: Ray Norris, Holly Matson, and Tim Fyke.

Welcome New BOD President The ACC congratulates the following officers who were elected by the Board members via separate, unanimous votes at the April 24 Board meeting: President Holly Matson, Vice President Ray Norris, Treasurer John Balzer, and Secretary Ryan Halleran. Directors for the coming year also include Tim Fyke, Robert Linder, and John Birdseye.

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Residents Encouraged to Provide Input on Community “Chats” Anthem community members are invited to provide comment regarding if they would like to have regular open, informal meetings with ACC Community Executive Officer Jenna Kollings. “Anthem Community Chats” would be one-hour, casual conversations with the CEO to discuss community issues. To help determine if there is interest in the “chats,” and to set the details of the time and frequency of these meetings, residents and business owners are asked to complete an interest survey, either online: communitychats, or return the printed one on page 8 of this guide. The goal of these informal meetings is to provide Anthem residents and the business community the opportunity to hear about and discuss issues, projects, and services related to the current and future viability of Anthem, as well as an opportunity to ask questions and provide ideas. From time to time, the CEO may also host guests who could include ACC Board members or homeowners association leaders. Meetings will be held at the Anthem Civic Building and children would be welcome to attend.

How it works: When signing up for “SurePay,” Anthem owners provide certain secured information to the agents who then initiate a monthly charge (deduction) to a designated account for monthly HOA and ACC assessment fees. To sign up: To qualify for “SurePay,” an existing assessment account balance must be “zero.” • Visit: • First, select “Homeowners” from the top menu; then select “Pay via SurePay (recurring payment)” from the available sub-menu options; then select “Monthly Payment.” Once processed and approved, there will be an automatic deduction on or about the 5th of each month, from the designated account(s) for that month’s assessments. To discontinue “SurePay” at any time, email the AAM customer service team:; and copy both; and For more information:

Anthem Volunteers Honored at Reception

‘Surepay’ – Direct Debit Payment Offered to Anthem Property Owners An easy and free direct debit option for Anthem property owners to pay their assessments is now available. Sponsored by the community’s managing agent, Associated Asset Management (AAM), “SurePay” replaces quarterly assessment invoices with a monthly direct debit. By permitting the agent to automatically and electronically deduct assessment amount(s) from a checking or savings account, “SurePay” can help Anthem owners balance family budgets with a standard monthly charge in lieu of a larger quarterly payment, and level out assessment payments to the Anthem Community Council and respective HOA. No checks! No stamps! No delivery failures! No more late fees! There is no charge for this service.


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More than 50 people were honored by ACC staff at a reception during National Volunteer Week. Those recognized included ACC committee and Board of Directors members. The 2013 national theme, Celebrate Service, epitomizes the strength the Anthem community draws from the commitment of its residents who volunteer to serve, and how they motivate others to help as well.

Asphalt Sealant Being Applied on Roads Throughout Anthem The Maricopa County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) is applying a protective

council preservative seal coating on several Anthem streets through June 30. Residents are being notified by MCDOT in advance of work in their neighborhoods with door hangers. Construction work hours are 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, dependent on weather. Some weekend work may be required. No onstreet parking will be allowed during work hours. Residents are encouraged to plan accordingly, ensure that curbs in front of homes are clear from debris, allow two hours for sealant to dry (or until street cones are removed), and provide extra time when driving through work areas. Access to businesses, residences, and for emergency vehicles will be maintained. Preservative seal is a thin topical emulsion of asphalt that seals and prevents moisture from penetrating the base. Wet preservative seal will stick to shoes, clothing, and automobiles. To protect surfaces, do not bicycle, walk, or drive over the sealant until the surface is completely dry. MCDOT officials also ask that cars and sidewalks not be washed during the roadway maintenance project to avoid water runoff. For more information: MCDOT 24-Hour Construction Hotline: 480-350-9288.

Water Service Could be Interrupted if Payments not Made to EPCOR In February 2012, EPCOR Water completed the acquisition of American Water’s Arizona and New Mexico utilities. Since March of that year, customers have received their monthly water bills from EPCOR Water and have been advised that their charges are payable to EPCOR Water. Throughout the past year, and in an effort to minimize customer inconvenience, American Water has been identifying the payments and forwarding the funds to EPCOR. Despite efforts, to date, approximately 166 customers in the Anthem district continue to incorrectly remit their payments to American Water. EPCOR Water has notified the Anthem Community Council that through mail and automated and personal telephone calls, final notification has been sent to affected Anthem customers that American Water will no longer accept and redirect EPCOR Water payments. As a result, if EPCOR customers do not pay their bill to EPCOR Water directly


according to the due date on their bill, their account will become past due and will be subject to disconnection and any related charges to re-connect service. EPCOR will be monitoring these accounts to ensure that every effort will be made to avoid disconnection. For questions or more information: EPCOR Customer Care,, 1-800-383-0834.

More Than 200 Attend Second Family Day Event Thanks to the more than 200 people who attended “Operation Hope,” the second of a four-part series that aims to help keep Anthem children substance free. Sgt. Jamie Rothschild, Phoenix Police Department, led the presentation that provided insight into currently trending drugs and the impact of their use to individuals and the community. Also in attendance were State Sen. Steve Pierce and Rep. Karen Fann (District 1). Community members are now invited to mark their calendars for the third and fourth presentations in the year-long series: • Sept. 19 – “National Family Day Awareness and Drug Education Seminar” (recommended for all ages), 6:30-8:30 p.m. • Dec. 12 – “Drug Awareness Community Discussion” (recommended for mature middleand high school-aged students and their parents and guardians), 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Health Care Focus of State Senator’s April Visit Thank you to State Sen. Steve Pierce and guests for hosting, in April, a presentation and question and answer session at the ACC Community Center. Held prior to the ACC Board meeting, the audience was provided a detailed overview of the impact of proposed modifications from the governor’s office to the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment (AHCCCS) system.

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Mark Your Calendars for July’s

Fireworks beg Join friends, neighbors, and guests on July 3 as they come together to celebrate the 14th annual Anthem Independence Day Celebration. Along with the traditional fireworks display; fun rides, activities, and festival food will also be available at this year’s event. Bring the family, a blanket, and lawn chairs, and enjoy another great Anthem Independence Day Celebration!

Event Highlights: • National Anthem • Music DJ • Traveling Stilt Walkers • Water Slides, rides, and inflatables: All-you-can-ride - $12 (other attraction prices vary) • Anthem Rotary Beer Garden & Margaritas • Food and beverage items for sale: Gyros, Italian sausage, barbecue, NY deli, and other festival foods: kettle corn, fry bread, sno-cones, and funnel cakes!

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gin at 9:30 p.m.* Helpful Pre-event Tips • Avoid standing in line by purchasing a $12 All-You-Can-Ride bracelet at the ACC Community Center front desk from June 1- July 2 up to 5 p.m. Bring bracelets to the event. Lost bracelets will not be replaced. • Plan on road restrictions. Participants Valley-wide will be in attendance. Check website for details. • Leave pets at home. • Watch your children at all times. Have a plan in place should the family become separated.

The following ACC Park amenities will be closed in preparation for the celebration: • ACC Skate Park - closed at 3 p.m. • ACC Community Center - closed at 4 p.m.; all parked cars in lot must be moved by 5 p.m. • Daisy Mountain Railroad – closed during event NOTE: Absolutely no fireworks are permitted in the ACC Community Park. No RVs or vehicles pulling trailers are allowed in the Park’s parking lot for this event. Only ACC-authorized vendors are permitted to sell goods at the event. For more information:

FREE Parking and Admission! *Subject to weather conditions



COMMUNITY ‘CHAT’ SURVEY Community Chats are designed to provide residents and business members the opportunity to engage with local leadership, learn about community activities, ask questions, weigh in on issues, or get the facts in an engaging, informal setting. The Anthem Community Council (ACC) would to like to assess your level of interest in participating in such “chats.” These conversations would be facilitated by the ACC Community Executive Officer, and may include special guests such as ACC Board of Director members or Parkside-Country Club-Village HOA representatives. Please inform us of your interest in this concept and how it might best fit your schedule. Children would be welcome to attend. 1. Would you attend Community Chats, if offered? _____ Yes

_____ No

Comment: ___________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________ 2. How often do you feel these informal meetings should be offered? _____ Monthly _____ Bi-monthly _____ Quarterly _____ Other If other, please specify: ______________ 3. On what day of the week should these meetings be offered? (Please rank your choices with “1” being your first choice) _____ Mon.

_____ Tues.

_____ Wed.

_____ Thurs.

_____ Fri.


4. During what time of the day should these meetings be held? (Please rank your choices with “1” being your first choice) _____ 7:30 a.m.

_____ 8:30 a.m.

_____ 4 p.m.

_____ 7 p.m.

5. About what topics would you most like to hear? _________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ 6. Please indicate your connection to the Anthem community. _____ Resident _____ Business Owner _____ Other If other, please specify: ____________

Thank you for your valuable input. Please mail or deliver written surveys to: ACC, ATTN: Jenna Kollings, 3701 W. Anthem Way, Anthem, 85086 or drop them off between 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at the ACC lobby.


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news Memorial honors all veterans, living or deceased, serving in the past or present. An AVM paver includes name, rank/rate, military branch, and the start and end dates of service. With every order, Memorial Committee volunteers can provide assistance with completing the necessary Veteran Paver form or with questions regarding special inscriptions such as Killed in Action (KIA), Missing in Action (MIA), Prisoner Of War (POW), Bronze Star, Purple Heart, or a special infantry and battle designation. As many holidays are fast approaching, certificates of commemoration also may be downloaded from the Memorial website pages at

Honor A Veteran In A Unique Way - Veteran Pavers Provide Lasting Tributes 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 to our country by giving a veteran paver that will be placed in the Anthem Veterans Memorial (AVM). A paver provides a personal and lasting tribute to an honored veteran. “My wife and two boys purchased a paver for me last year for Father’s Day; I was deployed and couldn’t celebrate the day with them. When I returned for a two-week leave in November, we took a picnic to the park. The boys walked me over to the Memorial and pointed to a paver with my name on it. It was a surprise I’ll never forget - I guess I didn’t know they even understood what I did for a living. My youngest touched the brick and told me he can come visit me when I’m away at work. Thank you for building this tribute to veterans and providing a place for my family to visit when I’m away.” - U.S. Army veteran


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Make a Donation! Commemorate a Veteran! Paver order forms are available at the Anthem Community Council office or may be downloaded online at www. Click on the “Anthem Veterans Memorial” tab and then “Purchase Paver/Donate.” The order will be processed through the secure PayPal payment method. If donating in person or through the mail is preferred, applicants may return the form and payment to the Anthem Community Council, 3701 W. Anthem Way, Suite 102, Anthem, AZ 85086. For more information: elizabethturnerus@, 623.742.6050.

Paver donations are through the Anthem Way Foundation and are tax deductible, less the costs associated with the paver. A verification letter for tax purposes will be mailed. Paver orders are nonrefundable and take approximately six to eight weeks for placement at the Memorial.



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

Premier Wellness Center 42211 N. 41st Drive, Ste. 109 Offers a menu of Wellness Services: Naturopathic medical services; med spa; dermatology; and medically supervised weight loss plans. Jobs created: five employees, 623-339-8222

• Creative Castle Preschool and Kindergarten: moving in June/July to start 2013-14 school year in expanded new location, 4130 W. Opportunity Way. For a list of businesses within the Anthem Community: business-directory.

What is Business Services?

In many communities, “business services” is viewed as a “go to” place to answer questions from local business owners. This is true for Anthem as well. ACC Business Services staff is available to answer questions concerning Arizona Vocational Consulting & permits; building renovations and add-ons; guidelines; policies; signage, both permanent Forensic Services and temporary; and more. This service can also 42104 N. Venture Dr., B-102 connect commercial property and business Full service consulting firm specializing in the owners – current and future – with the City of evaluation of the economic impact of disability, catastrophic injury, illness, and other catalysts of Phoenix (west side of Anthem) and Maricopa workforce displacement and future medical care. County (east side) for information, requirements, and permitting pertaining to those jurisdictions. Jobs created: five employees , 623-742-7269, 480-682-7444 ACC Business Services provides the following to

Southwest Direct Mail 4220 W. Opportunity Way #3 (in rear of building) Direct mail service; hand addressed envelopes, mailing stuffing and postage, email letters, and other related services. Jobs created: 15 employees, 623-551-8280

Arizona for Canadians 4122 W. Innovative Way, #101 Full service real estate agency for Canadians interested in purchasing property in Arizona Jobs created: two employees, 877-294-2367

ELEMENT Esthetic and Restorative Dental Centers 3655 W. Anthem Way, A-117 Services include one-day crowns and implants Jobs created: nine employees, 623-551-5555

Anthem Business Update: • Sylvan Learning Center: moving to 42302 N. Vision Way, next to Curves.


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the local Anthem business community: • Connects management companies, potential new businesses, and local businesses looking to relocate or expand in Anthem with other commercial property owners with available space; • Visits local businesses regularly to build and foster positive and open communication and relationships. This enables both the owner and tenant to feel comfortable with the ACC and allows staff to help whenever possible; • Offers proactive guidance for businesses looking to add signage or make exterior changes to their building/space and/or change use of their sites (such as add new services) to ensure that all changes meet local requirements and have the proper approvals before proceeding; and • Works with the ACC Economic Development subcommittee on a variety of programs and services for the local Anthem business community, including development of a business directory with an interactive map. Business Services is a function of the ACC board of directors and staff. The ACC desires to seek and create opportunities to partner with, and assist all commercial business and property owners within Anthem.

For more information: Rona Reznick, Commercial Code & Business Specialist,, 623-742-6010.

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Welcome to the ACC Community Center

ACC Community Park Lot Resurfacing

The ACC Community Center and Community Park provide a variety of amenities, and we invite you to take advantage of all we offer. Unless otherwise noted below, you can register for programs at the Community Center front desk or:

The ACC Parks and Facilities Department is resurfacing parking lots in the Community Park. Refer to map below for details.

Swimming Area Age Restrictions Promote Safety Residents are reminded that there are age restrictions for use of the ACC Community Center pool facilities. Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian 18 years or older when using the Lap Pool or Water Park. It is never appropriate to drop off children and leave them if they do not meet the age requirement. Although safety of all pool users is paramount to ACC staff, it is the responsibility of every parent or guardian to provide direct supervision for their children even while lifeguards are on duty. For more information about pool rules: community-center-aquatics.

Pets Must be on Leash at All Times in Anthem Public Areas In accordance with ACC rules and regulations, and Maricopa County and Arizona state laws, Anthem residents are reminded that all pets must be kept on leashes no longer than six feet when outside a home or enclosed yard. Leash laws apply to animals in public areas. Dogs also cannot be taken off leash in enclosed areas in the ACC Community Park, such as the Roller Hockey Rink or any of the softball or Little League fields. Service animals are exempt from location restrictions only. Residents are advised that citations will be issued to those in violation of the leash law, which is an enforceable county ordinance and class two misdemeanor. For more information:

Section 1 indicated in red, will be closed 6 a.m., Monday, June 10 through 2 p.m., Tuesday, June 11. Section 2 indicated in yellow, will be closed 6 a.m., Wednesday, June 12 through 2 p.m., Thursday, June 13.

Community Center Pool Guests Enjoy Food in Designated Areas Designated food areas are now located adjacent and to the west end of the Water Park and Lap pools to promote health and safety, and minimize bees that are attracted to spills on the pool deck. All food, including snacks and drinks, are required to be contained in these new areas by all patrons. For added convenience, food concession vendors are available in the area adjacent to the Water Park, as well as tables, chairs, and umbrellas in both designated locations. Water is allowed in all outdoor areas. For more information: www.OnlineAtAnthem. com, 623-879-3011.

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Summer VIP Fitness Membership Offered to Residents Unlimited fitness classes and free child care are offered to residents with a special summer ACC Community Center VIP membership. Now through Aug. 11, $199 covers all fitness classes, including options such as Yoga, Zumba, Golden Spin, Cycle, On the Ball, TRX, and water classes. For a current schedule: www.OnlineAtAnthem/ community-center-health-fitness. For those residents with children, the membership also covers the cost for up to two kids for two hours per day in Adventure Club. Additional children are $25 per child for the same time period. VIP membership forms are available at the ACC Community Center front desk.

For younger children, ages 3 to entering kindergarten, Little Rascals Camp offers its own age-appropriate activities. Weekly themes for younger campers include discovering the world of bugs; music and dance; exploring Arizona’s wildlife; learning about the jungle and medieval times; and exploration of Maurice Sendak’s 1963 children’s book, “Where the Wild Things Are.” Both 11-week camps are state licensed. Camps are 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday, May 28-Aug. 9. Extended care hours also are offered. All permission slips and forms are available at the ACC Community Center. For more information:, 623-879-3016.

Dive In Movies Offer Floating Cinema New summer fun features a chance to cool off in the ACC Community Center Lap Pool with family and friends while enjoying the perfect water-themed movie, “Finding Nemo.” The film will be featured on a large, pool-side screen, 8-10 p.m., Friday, June 7. Two more dive in movies will be featured before summer’s end, including “Shark Tale” on Friday, June 28, and “Dolphin Tale,” Aug. 9. Ages 14+, unless accompanied by an adult. Although “noodles” are not allowed during pool hours, those attending can bring one to use as a “floating seat” during the movie. Cost: $5 per participant. Concessions will be available for purchase. Pre-registration is required; space is limited to 50 people.

Summer Camp Fun Features Several Field Trips The ACC Community Center Journey Summer Camp continues to offer field trips! Major highlights for participants, these twice-weekly field trips take participants to such places as the Musical Instrument Museum, Laser Quest, and Chase Field. In addition, kindergarten through 6th graders play a variety of sports; learn about recycling, magic tricks, and Arizona’s wildlife; meet with American heroes (first responders); and participate in a talent show, art, and dance.


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Anthem Community Center summer campers enjoy cooling off during a field trip to the Phoenix Zoo.

Jaguar Basketball Academy Brings New Coach It will be an exciting Jaguar basketball academy this year as new coach Ryne Holstrom brings his extensive high school coaching background to the week-long fundamentals training. Participants will focus on skill development in dribbling, passing, and shooting; with individual and team play, five hours of court time, and one hour of lunch/ pool time. A high school assistant and head basketball coach since 2011, Holstrom recently joined the Boulder Creek High School staff as head coach. This is the fourth year the academy is offered as a joint partnership between the Community Center and Boulder Creek High School. Ages 8-14; 9 a.m.-3 p.m., June 17-21; cost: $150.

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This month, we highlight the following activities:

Modern Day Manners


Geared to boys and girls ages 5-12, this curriculum focuses on character education by teaching good manners, etiquette, and social skills. Classes are 1-3 p.m., Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, June 3-13.

AZ Heat USA Diving Divers will perfect their skills by learning proper techniques through drills and exercises. Times, dates, and costs vary by class; age is up to 14 years old. All divers must be registered with USA Diving, www. prior to first practice. The following classes begin Monday, June 3: • Junior Olympic & Future Champs Divers should know how to perform a front dive, front flip, back dive, and back flip. • Recreational Dive An introduction to springboard diving, participants learn forward and backward approach, flight through the air, and entry positions from the one- and three-meter springboards. Safety is emphasized while learning jumps, dives, flips, and twists. For more information:

Group Swim Lessons As part of Starfish Swimming, an internationally recognized swim instruction curriculum developed by the Starfish Aquatics Institute, participants learn swimming and water safety skills while exploring the water in a creative and comfortable environment. All classes are Mondays through Thursdays and Saturdays; no classes offered on Fridays. Times, dates, and costs vary.

Itty Bitty Pool Party Don’t miss out on this popular program for children 8 years and younger. Itty Bitty Pool Parties feature a continental breakfast, games, and raffles, 9-11 a.m., before the Big Splash Water Park opens for the day. The first Itty Bitty Pool Party of the summer is Saturday, June 15. Cost: $15 (includes one child and one adult); additional family member, $5; register by June 10.

YOUTH PROGRAMS Parents Night Out Parents can enjoy a night to themselves Saturday, June 22, while their 3-13-year-old children enjoy supervised fun. Participants play games, make crafts, climb the rock wall, and receive pizza and snacks. Cost: $20; register by June 17.

Beginner & Continuing Guitar Group guitar lessons for ages 6+ focus on tuning, playing basic chords, and strum styles, finger picking, and bar chords. Participants must bring a nylon, acoustic, or electric guitar to each class. Register by June 19 for the Wednesday classes, 6:30-7:15 p.m., June 26-July 31.

YOUTH SPORTS Skills Clinics, Academy Putting the “fun” in fundamental is the goal of a variety of summer youth sport activities. Times, dates, and costs vary by program. The following programs begin in June: • Basketball Skills Clinics Focusing on dribbling, passing, shooting, and team play skill development, two age-level clinics are offered; ages 5-7 and 8-12. The clinic for younger students is noon-1 p.m., June 3-7; clinic for older participants is noon1 p.m., June 10-14. • Volleyball Skills Clinics Instructional clinic focuses on drills and scrimmage; two age-level clinics – 7-10 and 11-14 years old. The clinic for younger students is noon-1 p.m., June 24-28; clinic for older participants is 1-2:30 p.m., June 24-28. • Multi-Sport Clinic This clinic offers participants the fundamentals of basketball, soccer, floor hockey, volleyball, and kickball. A one-week, noon-1 p.m., daily clinic is geared to 5-14 year-olds; June 3-7. • PBA Baseball Academy The fundamentals of baseball are taught to 8-14-year-olds, 7 a.m.-3 p.m., June 10-14. Each day includes four hours of field time, one hour lunch/pool time, and two hours gymnasium time. Check out the Summer ACC Community Center Activity Guide for more detailed information about all ACC Community Center programs and activities: ACC Resource Guide 15

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news Senior Stretch and Tone

HEALTH & FITNESS Health and Happiness Gain success in your personal goals, projects, business, transitional periods, and relationships through the Health & Happiness Commitment Program. This is a combination of individual or group weight-loss management options and a Happiness Workshop. The program is led by Janet Starace, CPT and Deborah Wheeler, PhD, MBA. Workshop dates and times vary. For more information: www.OnlineAtAnthem/ community-center.

Get Outdoors and Hike AZ Join the Anthem Hiking Club for these three great hikes in June. Van leaves the ACC Community Center at 6 a.m. Costs include a trail guide and travel.

A gentle stretching class designed for active adults or those who want a gentler form of exercise. Mondays and Wednesdays, 10:30-11 a.m., June 3-26.

Youth Tennis Children and youth, ages 3-18 years old, can learn and improve tennis skills and techniques at one of a variety of camps offered during June. Camps include the following: Tiny Tots (ages 3-7); Future Stars (ages 7-11); Junior Champs (ages 8-15); Elites Silver (advanced players up to 18 years old); and Elites Gold (players up to 18 years old, with approval from a tennis professional).

SPORTS Adult League

• Sedona - Vultee Arch & Devil’s Bridge – June 1 This hike will take the group up and across these natural rock formations. Details of the trip: total distance, 4.8 miles; trailhead elevation, 4,600 feet; total elevation gain, 1,200 feet; estimated hiking time, three hours; estimated return time, 1:30 p.m.; difficulty rating, 1.5 on a scale of 1-5. Cost: $20.

Monday Night Flag Football League features a 12-game double-header season, with double elimination tournament. Starts July 29, ages 18+. Cost: $250/team. Free agent list available:

• North Mingus, #105 – June 15 This hike is up the north side of Mingus Mountain in the Prescott National Forest. The flat top affords great views of the surrounding valleys. Details of the trip: total distance, 6.6 miles; trailhead elevation, 6,200 feet; total elevation gain, 2,400 feet; estimated hiking time, six hours; estimated return time, 3:30 p.m.; difficulty rating, 3.5 on a scale of 1-5. Cost: $18.

Adult Tennis

• Oldham Trail – June 29 This trail winds up the hills north of Flagstaff, eventually topping out near the Elden Lookout. The terrain varies between forest and meadows with some scenic viewpoints during the climb. Details of the trip: total distance, 11.6 miles; trailhead elevation, 7,000 feet; total elevation gain, 2,100 feet; estimated hiking time, five and a half hours; estimated return time, 4:15 p.m.; difficulty rating, 3.5 on a scale of 1-5. Cost: $23.


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In addition, there are open, year-round leagues for basketball, roller hockey, soccer, ultimate Frisbee, and volleyball. Improve your stroke, perfect your serve, and get a great cardio workout with these adult tennis programs: • Cardio Tennis Saturdays, 7–8 a.m. • Beginner/Stroke Development Tuesdays, 7–8 p.m. • Drop-In Leagues Tuesdays or Thursdays, 7 p.m., and Fridays, 9 a.m.

For more information:, 623-879-3011.


Anthem Country Club Community Association (ACCCA)

ACCCA Board Recognizes Community Volunteers Volunteers play a critical role in the life of the community. The ACCCA Board of Directors recognized this year’s honorees at the April 25 meeting. Citizen Awards recognize those Country Club residents who contribute to the arts and “helping hands” organizations. Honorees include Bernice Volinsky, Janet Langdon, Jan Sandoz, and Bill Chartrand. Service Awards recognize those who contribute by serving on committees and boards and support local governance. This year, the Board recognized Rus Smith, Jim Yeakley, Frank Kacmarsky, Jo-Ann Greenstein, Ed Varney, and Ray Norris. These honorees, and those recognized in 2012 were also invited to a May reception hosted by the ACCCA.

Contract Awarded for Paving Project The Board approved a recommendation sponsored jointly by the Gates, Property, and Patrols Committee (GPPC) and the Finance Committee to award a $370,000 contract to Sunland Asphalt for continuing the annual road paving project. The contract amount is $35,000 less than the budgeted amount, and includes accommodating a revised traffic plan and security staff during the paving. The project will take place in multiple phases during the summer and will use materials that cure quickly in the summer heat. Residents impacted by the project will receive further detailed communication prior to paving; and maps, a schedule, and instructions will be posted at

Reminders for On-Street Overnight Parking Residents planning to escape the heat in a recreational vehicle are reminded that vehicles may be parked on the street for up to 72 hours in a calendar month. Passes are available at either of the manned gates and must be clearly


displayed on the vehicle. If traveling by water instead, boats may be parked on a driveway for up to four nights per calendar month.

QuickPass® Updates Help Traffic Flow Even though expanded guard presence has been established at the manned gates, there are still times when the lines of traffic back up into the street. For infrequent or one-time guests or vendors, residents are encouraged to update their QuickPass® using the Temporary Guest feature. Visitors will have entry privileges for 24 hours on the day assigned and will then be removed from the system. The guest must use the manned gates, but the process to authorize entry is simple and quick. Without such authorization, guards must attempt to contact the registered homeowner by phone, which delays traffic. If contact is not successful, the guest or vendor is redirected out of the line of traffic and will not be able to enter until the situation has been resolved. Keeping a list of permanent guests and vendors updated is important to both traffic management and security.

New Member Joins the ACCCA Team Tracy Slunder has joined the ACCCA team as the new HOA Coordinator. Tracy has been with Associated Asset Management (AAM), the contracted homeowners’ association management company, since 2008. She has served as Administrative Trainer and Special Projects Coordinator, with skills in instructional training, standards and policy development, and software and database support. In 2011, Tracy transitioned from central AAM headquarters to onsite support as an Administrative Assistant for the CantaMia at Estrella community. Now assigned to the ACCCA, she assists the Community Manager, supports the compliance team in processing courtesy notices and work submittals, assists with other homeowner inquiries, and serves as recording secretary for the ACCCA Board of Directors and supporting committee meetings. For more information: Jody Cote, ACCCA Community Manager, country-club,, 623-742-4561.

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Anthem Parkside Community Association (APCA)

Opus Neighborhood Park Transformation Residents are invited to stop by Opus Neighborhood Park to enjoy the new renovations that were made last month. Among improvements are a bottle rider and shade structure in the play area, a keystone wall, paver walkway, and a picnic area with a new table. Check out photos of the updated park on the Parkside Facebook page: www.facebook. com/ParksideHomeownersAssociation. The Neighborhood Parks Committee continues to look at additional improvements for Parkside’s neighborhood parks. The committee is currently considering additional dog waste stations and basketball hoops at select locations. If you know of a neighborhood park that needs some improvements, contact

Map of Monthly Rotation for Landscape Maintenance Did you know Parkside’s landscape maintenance provider, ValleyCrest Arizona, determines how and where to begin its monthly upkeep of the Parkside community through an intricate mapping process? Four zones have been identified and color-coded that determine where crews will service Parkside on a monthly rotation including when the crews pull up on a job site, where to park, and what specifically needs to be addressed (weeds, tree trimming, trash pick-up, etc.), making service efficient and consistent. The Parkside Community Association works closely with ValleyCrest to address five on-going areas for beautification: weeds, trash, dead plants, green grass, and flowers. To view the color-coded map: For more information about ValleyCrest’s monthly rotation service:, 623-742-6004.

Approved Security Screen Doors The Parkside Architectural Review Committee recently approved several designs for security screen doors. The approval of these designs is an effort to simplify the approval process for security screen doors in the Parkside


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community. If a homeowner wishes to select one of the permitted doors, the approval process will likely be expedited. The brochure of selected designs serves as an example of the approved doors, however additional design options are available. If submitting an application for a security screen door that is not on the approved list, all security doors must be of simple design, modest in ornamentation, and of a color compatible with the residence. Prior to making a purchase, residents must submit an Architectural Review Committee application for approval form. For a form or to view the approved designs for security screen doors: www.OnlineAtAnthem. com/Parkside.

Stay Connected with Parkside! To continue effective communications between the Parkside Community Association and its residents, Parkside offers the following ways to stay informed of activities and projects with the Parkside community. • eNews - eNews is an e-newsletter providing highlights of Parkside community news, services, reminders, tips, and more. Sign-up at: • Facebook - Parkside Community Association: ParksideHomeownersAssociation For more information: Annette McCarthy, Parkside Community Manager, parkside,, 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

Village at Anthem Condominium Council of Co-Owners Scott C. Ring, Community Manager, 602-288-2636

Anthem Community Council (ACC) 623-742-6050 •

meeting & event




June 1 6:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. ACC Community Center

June 21 1-4 p.m. ACC Community Center



June 3, 10, 17, 24 1-4 p.m. ACC Community Center

June 22 6-10 p.m. ACC Community Center



June 3-13 1-3 p.m. ACC Community Center

June 26 6:30 p.m. ACC Community Center



June 3-26 10:30-11 a.m. ACC Community Center

June 26 6:30-7:15 p.m. ACC Community Center



June 7 8-10 p.m. ACC Community Center Lap Pool

June 28 8-10 p.m. ACC Community Center Lap Pool



June 11 2 p.m. ACC Community Center

June 28 6-8:30 p.m. ACC Community Center



June 11 6-8 p.m. ACC Community Center

June 29 6:30 a.m.-4:15 p.m. ACC Community Center



June 15 6:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. ACC Community Center

Through Aug. 11 Times Vary by Day ACC Community Center Water Park



June 15 9-11 a.m. ACC Big Splash Water Park

Through mid October (Mon.-Sun.) 10 a.m.-Dusk ACC Liberty Bell Park


For more event and meeting information:

June 17-21 9 a.m.-3 p.m. ACC Community Center

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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 - June 2013  

Your Guide to ACC News and Information

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