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COMMUNITY CENTER GUIDELINES BOARD OF DIRECTORS & FINANCE COMMITTEE BUDGET WORKSHOP 2021 ANNUAL MEETING & BOARD OF DIRECTORS ELECTION WELCOME TO NEW RESIDENTS BABY PHOTOS -- CAN YOU RECOGNIZE YOUR FRIENDS & NEIGHBORS? HIGHLIGHTS – COVID-19 VACCINE, ICC MEETING & BLOOD DRIVE FREE SHREDDING – COMMUNITY CENTER PARKING LOT FOOD TRUCK FUN – COMMUNITY CENTER PARKING LOT THE MEDICARE STORE ON WHEELS – COMMUNITY CENTER PARKING LOT HISTORICAL SPOTLIGHT – TITANTIC TRAGEDY SPAWNS WIRELESS ADVANCEMENTS


TABLE OF CONTENTS

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April 2021

“The Beauty of Spring”

COMMUNITY CENTER GUIDELINES BOARD OF DIRECTORS & FINANCE COMMITTEE BUDGET WORKSHOP 2021 ANNUAL MEETING & BOARD OF

“The Beauty of Spring”

DIRECTORS ELECTION WELCOME TO NEW RESIDENTS BABY PHOTOS -- CAN RECOGNIZE YOUR FRIENDS & NEIGHBORS HIGHLIGHTS – COVID-19 VACCINE, ICC MEETING & BLOOD DRIVE FREE SHREDDING – COMMUNITY CENTER PARKING LOT FOOD TRUCK FUN –

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COUNCILMAN RICHARD CHERCHIO'S MESSAGE

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ALIANTE MASTER COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE

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WATCH 'N' LEARN ZOOM WEBINARS

COMMUNITY CENTER PARKING LOT THE MEDICARE STORE ON WHEELS – COMMUNITY CENTER PARKING LOT HISTORICAL SPOTLIGHT – TITANTIC TRAGEDY SPAWNS WIRELESS ADVANCEMENTS

COMMUNITY CENTER USAGE GUIDELINES

WE ARE FROM THE PRESIDENT

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President’s Message, Warren Geller, President SCAL Board of Directors.

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BOARD MEMBER'S MESSAGE

SPECIAL EVENTS IN THE SUN CITY ALIANTE PARKING LOT FREE SHREDDING

FOOD TRUCK FUN

Mark Pallans, Vice President Sun City Aliante Board of Directors. ARC Committee Liaison

MEDICARE STORE ON WHEELS

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2021 ANNUAL MEETING & BOARD OF DIRECTORS ELECTION

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COMMUNITY MANAGER'S MESSAGE Damian Carrasco, Community Manager Sun City Aliante.

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HIGHLIGHTSNLV Firefighters Administer COVID-19 Vaccine

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HISTORICAL SPOTLIGHT TITANIC TRAGEDY

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YOU MUST HAVE BEEN A BEAUTIFUL BABY – Look for your friends & neighbors

COVID-19 VACCINE Beginning APRIL 5, all Nevadans 16 and older will be eligible to schedule vaccination appointments statewide.

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Community Center Guidelines

COMMUNITY CENTER NEW USAGE GUIDELINES

On Thursday, February 11, Nevada Governor Sisolak announced the timeline for Nevada's “safe reopening plan” that began on Monday, February 15 with planned capacity increases on March 15 and other plans for Saturday, May 1. He said statewide coronavirus trends were moving in the right direction and credited this momentum as the reason for his decision. We will continue to work closely with the North Las Vegas Fire Department to schedule additional dates for all Sun City Aliante residents as soon as possible. On February 15, the capacity allowance increased from 25% to 35%. This change does not affect the current health and safety guidelines currently in place at the Community Center, including wearing a mask and adhering to the 6-foot distancing mandate. •

Due to the Governor's mandate, fitness classes were increased in size from 5 participants to 6 participants.

Even though the Governor allowed reopening of the locker rooms and single stall shower rooms, the Board has decided to keep them closed at this time out of an abundance of caution.

On March 15, the capacity allowance increased from 35% to 50%. •

The only change we made was that fitness classes increased from 6 to 8 participants.

On April 5, all Nevadans 16 and older will be eligible to schedule COVID-19 vaccination appointments statewide. On May 1, as the state transitions to local authorities, statewide directives that will remain in place to mitigate the spread of COVID19 will include, but are not limited to: • Face Covering Mandate • Social Distancing Safety Protocols Masks are still required to be worn at all times and social distancing safety protocols will remain in place when you are around anyone who is not part of your immediate household, including gatherings anywhere inside or outside.

Based on the Governor's mandates, the following health guidelines will be strictly enforced inside and outside of the Sun City Aliante Community Center: All residents are required to wear masks at all times. inside and outside the Community Center. Masks are required to be worn during all meetings and while playing or going to and from the following indoor and outdoor activities including: • • • • •

Using all Gym Equipment Participating in Fitness Classes in the Aerobics Room Table Tennis Pickleball Tennis

Hours of Operation: Community Center Monday - Saturday - 6 a.m. - 8 p.m. Sunday - 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.

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Basketball Bocce Ball or Horseshoes Billiards Tables All Clubs/Meetings held in the Community Center

The only exceptions to the mask rule include: • Removing your mask momentarily to take a drink of water • Swimming or participating in an aqua aerobics class in the pool • Showering before and after using the pool

If you have a medical issue, we recommend you seek the advice of your doctor regarding wearing a mask.

Administrative Offices Monday- Friday - 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Nelenie Hernandez - Assistant Manager/Director of Compliance Carol Garbarino - Customer Service Coordinator


You may access the Community Center through one main entrance at the front of the building. For your security and safety, this will be the only way you can enter the building and check-in for all activities, events, meetings, etc. During a previous Board of Directors Meeting, the Board decided upon the use of the newly expanded and remodeled areas. You must make reservations through the Front Desk for all activities throughout the Community Center by calling 702-638-5063. * * * * * * * *

Computers - Limited to 1 hour & 45 minutes per person, 3person-limit per time slot. Reservations required. Library - Limited to 30 minutes per person for book selection, 2-person-limit per time slot. The Library is now open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Reservations required. Activity Room - Limited to Meetings and Clubs only. Shuffleboard - Limited to 1 hour & 45 minutes per person, 2person-limit per time slot. Reservations required. Dartboard - Limited to 1 hour & 45 minutes per person, 2person-limit per time slot. Reservations required. Billiard Room - Limited to 1 hour & 45 minutes, 2-personlimit per table. Reservations required. Fireplace Room Seating Area - (Not available at this time.) Grand View Room –Seating Areas (Not available at this time.)

COMMUNITY CENTER RESERVATION INFORMATION Reservations for the Gym, Pool, Fitness Classes, Computers, Billiards, Shuffleboard, and Dartboard will take place beginning on Tuesdays, for the following week between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. only. For example, on Tues April 6 and April 13 you will make reservations for the following week. • To make a reservation, you must call 702-638-5063 and provide your name, phone number and the activity you would like to reserve. • Yo u m a y e m a i l y o u r r e s e r v a t i o n t o SCALCCReservations@suncityaliante.us, beginning on Tuesdays for the following week. Please include the following information in your email: 1. Name 2. Address 3. Telephone Number 4. Dates & Times requested, and you will be contacted with a confirmation. •

Each household will be allowed to reserve the Pool Area and the Fitness Center for 45 minutes only as many times as they would like each week at the beginning of the hour. This will permit the Maintenance Team 15 minutes to properly sanitize the equipment. Please arrive as close as possible to your reservation time in the Community Center. After your scheduled time is completed, please leave the Community Center immediately. If you are unable to keep your reservation, please give a "Courtesy Call” to the Front Desk at 702-638-5063; so, another resident may enjoy that time.

We greatly appreciate your thoughtfulness. Due to the mandate for social distancing from State and Health Authorities and in the best interests of Sun City Aliante residents and Team Associates, the Board of Directors authorized the following guidelines for use in the Community Center: • Social Distancing – Stay at least 6 feet apart from other residents. Do not have physical contact with others by shaking hands or touching. • Occupancy Guidelines – Residents must adhere to the COVID-19 occupancy allowance permitted for each room. Each room has a posted sign indicating how many people are allowed in this room. • Designated Areas – Residents can easily identify equipment and areas for use in the Fitness Center and Aerobics Room which have been marked off to indicate proper social distancing. • No congregating - No extra-curricular or social activity should take place in the Community Center or on the property. • Sanitation - Residents must always follow posted sanitation instructions. • Showering - Residents must use the shower in the Pool Area before and after using the Pool. • Food & Beverages – No food will be permitted in any area of the Community Center. Bring beverages in your personal container or a bottled container. • Sharing – Do not share equipment, supplies or towels. • Guest Policy - At this time, guests are not permitted to use the Community Center facilities to give more residents the opportunity to use the facility. • Failure to follow these rules and guidelines may result in loss of access to the Community Center. • A Maintenance Associate will be assigned to the gym, aerobics room, pool, and Billiard Area to continually clean and sanitize these areas. Specific guidelines for use of the Community Center areas are listed below: POOL AREA - Residents must use the shower inside the pool area before and after they use the pool. Equipment will be provided and sanitized before the next use. FITNESS CENTER – Residents must wipe down equipment thoroughly with gym Wipes provided before and after using each machine. FITNESS & POOL CLASSES – When you have a completed class, please leave the equipment you have used for the maintenance team to sanitize. POOL PATIO AREA – This area is available and does not require a reservation, but please call ahead to let us know you are coming. BILLIARD AREA – You may bring your own pool stick. Please check in at the Front Desk for pool balls. When you have finished playing pool, please leave the pool balls on the Billiard Table; so, they can be sanitized by the Maintenance Team. LIBRARY – After 30 minutes, residents must vacate the Library; so, it can be sanitized for the next visitors. You must place any books you have touched in the designated bins next to the shelves for quarantine; do not place a book back on the shelf. No need to return books, but if you do, the books will be quarantined. Please bring any books you are returning to the Front Desk for quarantine storage. SOCIAL HALL – Usage of the room must be coordinated by Office Manager Lori Daniels or Lifestyle Director Debbie Kent.

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CRAFT ROOMS #1, #2, & #3 – Club times will be established with Office Manager Lori Daniels or Lifestyle Director Debbie Kent. Club Presidents will decide which club members can attend based on available occupancy and on a rotation schedule to allow all members the opportunity to participate. No sharing of materials will be permitted, and residents must stay at least six (6) feet apart from other residents with no physical contact. VISTA ROOM – Usage of the room must be coordinated by Office Manager Lori Daniels or Lifestyle Director Debbie Kent. AREAS INSIDE THE COMMUNITY CENTER CLOSED AT THIS TIME: • Spa • Sauna • Bathroom Showers • Bathroom Lockers • Kitchen • Water Fountains • Coffee Services • Grand View Room Seating • Fireplace Room Seating PATROL CAR – At this time, due to the lack of volunteers and because of the health guidelines which need to be followed, the Patrol will not yet resume operations. The Patrol Committee will continue to revisit when it is appropriate to begin Patrol operations. The Board has advised that certain groups be permitted to meet in the Community Center subject to their compliance with the mandatory distancing and sanitation guidelines. The Chairs of all the Chartered Clubs and Special Interest Groups have been contacted to explore their interest in resuming meeting in the Community Center. Many of them have expressed interest in meeting as soon as health guidelines permit. The Chartered Club page in The Breeze and posted online lists your point of contact for all Chartered Clubs and Special Interest Groups. Due to the need for social-distancing guidelines from health officials and in the best interest of the health, safety and welfare of residents, the Board of Directors agreed to restrict the following activities in the Community Center at this time. • • •

All Card Games, Tile Games and Clubs/Special Interest Groups that require participants to be in close proximity and share materials. All Entertainment Clubs and Group Activities that require participants to be in close proximity and share materials. No Lunch 'n' Learn or Snack 'n' Learn seminars will be scheduled at this time. In lieu of the seminars, we now offer “Watch 'n' Learn” Zoom Webinars/Teleconferences. Please check The Breeze and eBlast for upcoming Webinars.

OUTDOOR COURTS – The Outdoor Courts are open including, pickleball, tennis, basketball, bocce courts and horseshoe pits consistent with social-distancing guidelines and sanitation measures and only during specified hours of operation. PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING DURING ACTIVITIES: • Stay at least six (6) feet apart from other residents. Do not make physical contact with them by shaking hands, exchanging high fives, etc.

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Avoid touching your face after handling a ball, racquet/paddle, or other equipment. Wash your hands promptly if you have touched your eyes, nose, or mouth. Avoid sharing food, drinks, or towels. Although there is no specific evidence that tennis balls, pickleballs or basketballs can spread COVID-19, avoid using your hands to pick up tennis balls or pickleballs if possible. Basketball players should each have their own balls.

PLEASE DO NOT COME TO THE COMMUNITY CENTER OR VISIT THE OUTDOOR COURTS IF YOU… Exhibit any symptoms of COVID-19: mild to severe respiratory illness with fever, cough and difficulty breathing, or other symptoms identified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Have been in contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19 in the last fourteen (14) days; or Are a vulnerable and at-risk individual (i.e., elderly and/or have underlying health conditions, including high blood pressure, chronic lung disease, diabetes, obesity, asthma, and those whose immune system may be compromised such as by chemotherapy for cancer and other conditions requiring such therapy). Do not have a reservation for a specific activity at a specific time. PROTECT AGAINST POSSIBLE INFECTIONS BY… Washing your hands with disinfectant soap and water (for 20 seconds or longer) or use a hand sanitizer if soap and water are not readily available, before going to the Community Center or the Association's common area facilities. Cleaning and wiping down your equipment, including racquets/paddles and water bottles. Do not share racquets/paddles or any other equipment such as wristbands, grips, hats, and towels. Bringing your own water bottle or other method of hydration and avoid using any communal water source. Using new/disinfected balls and new racket/paddle grips when possible. Considering taking extra precautions such as wearing gloves. Sneezing/coughing into a tissue or upper sleeve when necessary. Arriving as close as possible to the time you need to be in the Community Center.

We will continue to monitor and evaluate the situation daily and keep you informed of any changes. These restrictions will remain in place until the State Health Authority Directives advise it is safe and the Board believes it is in the best interest of the community to remove them. Respectfully, Sun City Aliante Board of Directors


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FROM THE PRESIDENT

Sun City Aliante Community Association 7394 Aliante Parkway N. Las Vegas, Nevada 89084 www.suncityaliante.org

Customer Service Office Hours Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Community Center 702-638-5065 Monday - Saturday 6 a.m. - 8 p.m. Sunday 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.

MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT Hello Neighbors, A question I get quite frequently is: “When will the Community Center reopen for full activities and when can we expect to be able to attend events not held in our community? “

First Service Residential 702-399-4273 - www.fsresidential.com

Community Association Manager Damian Carrasco -702-638-5007 gm@suncityaliante.us

No one wants us to be back to what we think was normal more than I do. It has been a year of fear, frustration, loneliness and just plain aggravation, but my best assessment is that we would be kidding ourselves to think we are almost ready.

Community Association Assistant Manager Director of Standards and Compliance Nelenie Hernandez - 702-638-5006 assistantmanager@suncityaliante.us

Lifestyle Director Debra Kent - 702-638-5061 dkent@suncityaliante.us

Lifestyle Department Office Manager Lori Daniels - 702-638-5065 ldaniels@suncityaliante.us

Customer Service Coordinator Carol Garbarino 702-638-5023 cgarbarino@suncityaliante.us

Facilities Manager Juan Macias - 702-638-5009 jmacias@suncityaliante.us

Many people are still waiting to receive their first COVID-19 inoculation, and although death rates have come down from the highs we saw, the threat still very much exists. My best guess (and it is only a guess) is that sometime this fall will give us a much better idea when the threat will drop to an acceptable level. In other words, I think we can expect at least another six months or more of masks and social distancing. At this point, we are working on our next fiscal budget for 2021-2022, and the amount of guesswork is large and based on much supposition due to the pandemic. The budget will be presented to you on May 5 (more to follow later on this) and I encourage you to attend the virtual meeting; you will see what factors went into the final numbers. Happy Easter and together we will get through this pandemic and once again be a happy family.

Board of Directors Warren Geller, President Ed Sloman, Vice President Wayne Headrick, Secretary Nancy Prince, Treasurer Mark Pallans, Director Mark Smith, Director Sonja Bankston-Cullen, Director

Respectfully submitted, Warren M. Geller President,

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Managing Editor Debbie Kent

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BOARD MESSAGE HOW THE ARC COMMITTEE PROTECTS YOUR INTERESTS

Mark Pallans

Each member of the Board of Directors of Sun City Aliante takes on the responsibility of becoming the Board's liaison to one of the Board's primary committees. I am the Board Liaison for the Architectural Review Committee (ARC). This Committee is the group that looks after maintaining the attractiveness of our community by reviewing all homeowner plans for modifications, additions, and general changes to the exterior of their homes and property. The Architectural Guidelines is the “bible” for this committee.

To assure that the Guidelines are current, the Committee periodically reviews all the many categories to ensure that they meet current Nevada Statutes, current federal rules, and the latest acceptable architectural styles that fit Sun City Aliante's residences. The ARC Committee is the only Association Committee that meets four times a month. This allows homeowners to apply for changes more often and allows them to speak with ARC members to get recommendations to assist them in their modifications. As the liaison, it is my job to listen to the Committee's requests and take any issues to the Board. While I sit on the Committee, I do not evaluate homeowner requests or vote on approvals. I leave that to our expert Committee members.

in how you comply, and they do allow variances on rare occasions. If your request is non-compliant with the Guidelines, they will make suggestions that will make it so. They have the final say as to whether or not your plan is in compliance. There is no appealing the decision of the ARC Committee. If they deny an application, that is the end of your plan unless it can be modified to meet the Committee's standards. If you make modifications without submitting an Application, you can be fined and be forced to remove all the changes that were made even if not found until well after you made the change. Sometimes, if your changes did not violate the Guidelines, you will be required to submit an after-the-fact application. So, in closing, let me remind you that a pink flamingo on the lawn will NEVER be acceptable. Mark Pallans Director, Sun City Aliante Board of Directors ARC Committee Liaison

BOARD MEETING

The ARC has just elected a new member to the Committee. Mark Towers brings a lot of experience. He previously served on the Master Association ARC. He was a Board member here in Sun City. Most of you know him and his wife, Lynda, since they have both been active in our community for many years.

Sun City Aliante Board Meeting Summary So why do you have to know about the ARC? The basic reason is that you cannot make any changes to your property without filing an ARC application and having the Committee approve it. If you do not have approval, then you risk having to remove your work or face a fine. When filing an application, you may be required to have the written approval of your neighbors. For example, if you want to fence in your property or build a wall around it, the immediately adjacent neighbors must also approve your project and sign the application. Many years ago, an owner put in some decorations which a neighbor disapproved of. That neighbor went out and got a couple of pink plastic flamingos for his lawn. He made his point, and everything was resolved satisfactorily. Whenever you want to make a change that impacts the view or structural stability of your property or impacts neighbors you can refer to the Guidelines. If you are still not sure, come to one of the Thursday meetings. The Committee is there to assist you in getting what you want and doing it within the Guidelines. Notice that I did not say “the rules.” That is because the Committee has some leeway

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Please read below for a summary of the March 10, 2021 Board of Directors (BOD) monthly meeting: Unfinished Business: Reopening of the Community Center – We are continuing to follow the state mandates for social distancing and limited use of amenities. As of March 15, the fitness class occupancy increased from 6 to 8. New Business • Board approved insurance renewal from USI Insurance (current carrier) with the removal of Excess Umbrella coverage for $25 million but replacing it with a $10 million coverage for a total of $55,601. • Board approved the Lifestyle Committee recommendation to appoint Julie Tomlin to the committee. • Board approved the ARC Committee recommendation to appoint Mark Towers to the committee. • Board approved to accept Complex Solutions' proposal for a Reserve Study with a two-week turnaround for $6,500. • Board approved to accept Pueblo Electrical Services' proposal to install seven new lighting bollards at Willow Wren Park for $8,700.


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BOD NOTICE

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

This Notice is distributed according to NRS116.31083. At the beginning of every Board Meeting, there is a member comment period for comments relating to agenda items only. At the end of every Board meeting, there is a member comment period for comments on any subject. During this period, the Board will hear member comments. The Board of Directors will not take action on comments or requests made during the comment periods. Agendas for the Board meeting are available one week prior to the meeting at the Front Desk and on the Association's website (www.suncityaliante.org). Copies of the minutes from a Board of Directors meeting are available from the Association Office after approval by the Board of Directors. Audio copies of a Board of Directors meeting are available from the Association Office after the minutes have been approved by the Board of Directors. The Association Office is located at 7394 Aliante Parkway, North Las Vegas, Nevada 89084. Office Hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday. The telephone number for obtaining an agenda is 702-638-5000. (Please note: This schedule is subject to change)

BOARD MEETINGS BOARD MEETING NOTICE Wednesday, April 14, 2021 Wednesday, May 12, 2021 Wednesday, June 9, 2021

TIME 10:00 a.m. 12:30p.m. 10:00a.m.

BOD EXECUTIVE SESSION NOTICE Wednesday, April 14, 2021 Wednesday, May 12, 2021 Wednesday, June 9, 2021 (Please note: This schedule is subject to change)

9:15 a.m. 11:30 a.m. 9:15a.m.

Sun City Aliante Board of Directors (l-r) El Sloman, Vice President; Nancy Prince, Treasurer; Mark Smith, Director; Warren Geller, President; Mark Pallans, Director; Wayne Headrick, Secretary; and Sonja Bankston-Cullen, Director. The Breeze is a monthly publication of Sun City Aliante Community Association, Inc. (SCAL), designed to provide information and news to the members of Sun City Aliante. Advertising does not influence editorial decisions or content. We reserve the right to refuse advertising for any reason or cause. Information, services, products and materials contained in The Breeze magazine are provided on an "as is" basis with no warranty. SCAL disclaims all representations and warranties, express or implied, with respect to such information, services, products and materials including, but not limited to, warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title, noninfringement, and implied warranties arising from course of dealing or course of performance. In no event shall SCAL be liable for any damages whatsoever whether in an action, arising out of or in connection with the use, inability to use, or performance of the information, services, products and materials available from this publication.

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SUN CITY ALIANTE BOARD OF DIRECTORS ELECTION 2021 CANDIDATES

Dates to Remember: 1. Ballots will be mailed to homeowners in good standing in early April. When you vote, please follow the directions precisely if you want your vote to count. 2. Completed ballots may be returned via USPS mail or placed in the ballot box in the Community Center prior to the deadline, Wednesday, May 12 at 8 a.m.

Sonja Bankston-Cullen

3. The Annual Meeting of all members of the Sun City Aliante Community Association will be convened at 8 a.m. via teleconference on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 in the Vista Room of the Community Center, located at 7394 Aliante Pkwy., North Las Vegas 89084. • The Annual Meeting will then recess to count the ballots at 9 a.m. • The Board of Directors Executive Session is at 11:30 a.m. • The Annual Meeting will reconvene at 12:15 p.m. • The Board of Directors Meeting will begin at 12:30 p.m.

Warren Geller

4. Election results will be announced at the end of the Board of Director's meeting which will start after the Annual Meeting concludes on Wednesday, May 12. Let us all get involved! Evaluate your candidates, and then vote for the candidates you feel are best qualified. If you have any questions regarding the process or wish to assist with counting the ballots, please send an email to lilandlar@aol.com.

Nancy Prince

Mark Towers

Larry Rothstein Chair, SCAL Election Committee 2021

BUDGET WORKSHOP We will have a Sun City Aliante Board of Directors election this May with three Board of Directors positions open to fill this year. We have four candidates who have submitted their Candidate Interest Forms prior to the deadline of 5 p.m. on Wednesday, February 3, 2021. The 2021 Candidates are listed below in alphabetical order: • Sonja Bankston-Cullen • Warren Geller • Nancy Prince • Mark Towers

Sun City Aliante Community Association, Inc. Board of Directors and Finance Committee Budget Workshop Wednesday, May 5, 10 a.m. Vista Room

Candidate bios and photos were printed in the March Breeze and are also available near the Front Desk in the Community Center. A Candidate Forum via teleconference, with a limited number of homeowners in attendance who made reservations in advance, occurred on Saturday, March 20 at 10 a.m. in the Vista Room of the Community Center. At that time, the candidates were allowed to address the residents and answer any pertinent questions from the moderator as well as those submitted by residents in advance. We were again fortunate to have Mr. Steve Vitali to act as moderator for the Candidate's Forum.

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The Board of Directors and the Finance Committee will hold a Budget Workshop to discuss the Proposed 2021-2022 Budget for Sun City Aliante Community Association, Inc. This workshop will be held on Wednesday, May 5, at 10 a.m. in the Vista Room located at 7394 Aliante Parkway, North Las Vegas, Nevada 89084. A limited number of homeowners will be allowed to attend in person. Teleconference information will be provided in an upcoming eBlast. This Workshop is open to all Sun City Aliante Community Association, Inc. homeowners.


APRIL 2021

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COMMUNITY MGR UPDATE ON PROJECTS AND HOA ACTIVITIES Dear Residents, I would like to give you an update on the latest projects that have been approved or are being considered by our Board of Directors to enhance, maintain, or improve the value of our community. Even if you seldom visit the Community Center or participate in the many events and activities normally offered to all residents, you will benefit from the many projects and events listed below. 2021 Board of Directors Election – I hope you had an opportunity to attend the Candidate's Forum held on March 20 in the Vista Room. We offered in-person attendance at the event, and homeowners were Damianlimited Carrasco encouraged to attend via Teleconference as well as submit questions in advance for consideration. This was a great opportunity to meet all the candidates. We will mail ballots to homeowners in early April. The deadline for ballot submission is Wednesday, May 12 at 8 a.m. Details of the Annual Meeting and other election information is on page 10 of The Breeze. Budget Workshop – The Board of Directors and Finance Committee will hold a workshop on Wednesday, May 5, to discuss the proposed 2021-2022 Budget for the Association. It will be offered via teleconference and a limited number of homeowners will be allowed to attend in person. We will announce details in upcoming eBlasts. The Budget will be mailed to homeowners in late May. Reserve Study – We are working on a revised study to update the assets as a result of the Expansion and Enclosure Project – including furniture, artwork, and billiard tables – and the replacement of assets. Outside Common Areas – We continue to work to enhance the Sun City Aliante Community in the common areas with the following projects: • • • •

Installing lighting at Willow Wren Park. Considering adding more lighting at Widewing Park. Repairing the cracks in the asphalt in the parking lot and resealing the circular driveway in front of the main entrance to the Community Center. Also, we will restripe the parking lot. Refurbishing the Sun City Aliante sign adjacent to the fountain and waterwall at the intersection of Aliante Parkway and Elkhorn. Also, we will change the existing lighting to LED.

Telephone System – We are now in the process of getting bids from several companies to replace our current telephone system and hardware. We are looking forward to having a brand new, modern phone system with the latest technology. New Display Cases – We are excited about installing six four-foot long display cases in the Grand View Room with lighting. This will provide space for all Sun City Aliante Clubs and Special Interest Groups to showcase their projects.

COVID-19 Vaccinations – We will continue to reach out to the North Las Vegas Fire Department to explore scheduling future dates for residents under 70 to receive the COVID-19 vaccinations in the Community Center. In the meantime, I would like to inform you about the many additional locations which are administering the vaccines. The following websites offer online appointments for first and second doses of the COVID-19 vaccines. They allow you to schedule appointment at key locations -- such as pharmacies, grocery stores, schools, the Health District and many more. • • • •

City of North Las Vegas -VaxNLV.com Southern Nevada Health Districthttps://covid.southernnevadahealthdistrict.org/vaccine/distribution/ Immunize Nevada-https://immunizenevada.org/covid-19-vaccinelocator

You can also call the following helplines-- North Las Vegas at 702-342-8417; Southern Nevada Health District at 1-800-401-0946; or the Nevada COVID-19 at 1-800-860-0620. As we move forward into spring, enjoy the warmer weather, and please stay safe. Damian Carrasco Community Manager Sun City Aliante

NEW RESIDENTS WELCOME TO NEW SUN CITY ALIANTE RESIDENTS Frank and Margaret Detaranto Thomas Marince Jill and James Gordon Phyllis Meyer Billie Bonnell Charles and Mary Turner

Beverly Craciunoiu Beverly and Claud Stephens Dan Lies and Keith Campbell Dorothy and Michael Green Bertha Jensen and William Morgan

NEW RESIDENTS MUST REGISTER AT THE CUSTOMER SERVICE OFFICE If you are a new resident or have moved to another home within the community, please contact Customer Service Coordinator Carol Garbarino to schedule a registration appointment. All new Sun City Aliante residents (homeowners and renters) are required to register with Carol Garbarino in the Customer Service Office at the Community Center. At the same time, you can obtain a Membership Card which is required to access all activities in the Community Center. You can contact Carol at 702-638- 5023 or cgarbarino@suncityaliante.us. Thank you in Advance The Compliance and Customer Service Office

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ASSOCIATION NEWS

LIFESTYLE NEWS

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Dear Residents,

Dear Residents,

Hello Spring

This month, I would like to share an old adage with you.

With spring comes a sense of renewal and a spirit of hope for better days ahead! I hope you have been creating a “Wish List” of all the things you would like the Lifestyle Department to offer as soon as it is allowed and safe to venture out to the venues again. In the meantime, we can offer the following Friday events during the month of April in our Community Center Parking Lot: Friday, April 9

Food Truck Fun – (weather permitting), the Community Center Parking Lot will host a variety of Food Trucks for you to enjoy! If you are looking for a unique lunch, stop by between 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. (or until the food runs out) and enjoy! We will be following COVID-19 Guidelines, with limited seating and spacing, however; you are encouraged to bring a “pop-up” chair while maintaining the six feet apart directive. Friday, April 16

Free Shredding

Safely shred all your old tax files at the “Free Shredding Truck” event in the Community Center Parking Lot. “Drive Up and Drop Off.”

A man pulled into a gas station on the outskirts of town. As he filled his tank, he remarked to the attendant, “I've just accepted a job here in town. I have never been to this part of the country. What are people like here?” “What are people like where you came from?” the attendant asked. “Not so nice,” the man replied, “in fact, they can be quite rude.” The attendant shook his head. “Well, I'm afraid you'll find the people in this town to be the same way.” Just then another car pulled into the station. “Excuse me,” the driver called out. “I am just moving to this area. Is it nice here?” “Was it nice where you came from?” the attendant inquired. “Why, yes! I came from a great place. The people were friendly, and I hated to leave.” “Well, you'll find the same to be true of this town.”

With Appreciation To the Inter Club Council (ICC) Leaders who participated in the March 5 meeting, thank you for your continued support. The Display Cases, a welcomed addition to the Expansion Project, have arrived and Chartered Clubs and Special Interest Groups will be able to share information so that residents can see all the amazing opportunities for involvement here at Sun City Aliante.

“Thanks!” yelled the driver as he pulled away. “So, what is this town really like?” asked the first man. The attendant just shrugged his shoulders. “It's all a matter of perception. You'll find things to be just the way you think they are.”

To the American Red Cross Blood donors at the Community Center – Blood Drive on March 18, thank you for your lifesaving gift to others. We had a goal of 18 units and collected 25 total units, with 21 whole blood and 2 Power Red machine donations that count as 2 each. Each unit of blood potentially can save up to 3 lives, so that equals up to 75 lives impacted because of your efforts on March 18.

I remind myself often not to judge a story or a statement shared with me unless I am incredibly well-informed and knowledgeable about the particulars. The last thing I want to do is be embarrassed or feel ashamed for making assumptions. Therefore, I do my best to get all the facts and not jump into conclusions.

To the Sun City Aliante Residents and Staff, thank you for allowing me to be in your lives and navigating through this historical time. It is the words of encouragement, smiles, positive attitudes, and optimistic spirts that are keeping everyone going forward, so never lose that sense of humor!

Everybody has a story, and every community is different and unique. The best way to avoid misunderstanding, hurt feelings, drama, and worse – legal actions is to stay calm, ask questions, do some research, and in my opinion, give a little grace. We have an incredibly amazing community. We have residents from all the United States and the world.

“When humor goes, there goes civilization". Erma Bombeck

Learning Never Stops Our lives are constantly under construction and there is always something to improve. Challenge yourself to improve one new thing about yourself each month and in December, we will be sending out a survey to see what residents chose to improve during this unusual time. “It's what you learn after you know it all that counts." John Wooden

Yes, we are different from other associations, but just because we are different, does not mean that is bad. Get to know the community, your Board of Directors, management staff, and most importantly, your neighbors; you will quickly gain more confidence that you did make the right decision in choosing Sun City Aliante as “home.” Stay warm, stay safe, and stay healthy. If you have any questions please contact me, at 702-638-5006 or assistantmanager@suncityaliante.us.

Happy Easter Wishes, Debbie Kent Lifestyle Director

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Nelenie Hernandez Assistant Manager, Director of Standards & Compliance


APRIL 2021

CDC ALERTS

THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT THE US COVID-19 VACCINATION PROGRAM Now that there are authorized and recommended vaccines to prevent COVID-19 in the United States, here are eight things you need to know about the new COVID-19 Vaccination Program and COVID-19 vaccines:

available. Once vaccine is widely available, the plan is to have several thousand vaccination providers offering COVID-19 vaccines in doctors' offices, retail pharmacies, hospitals, and federally qualified health centers.

1. The safety of COVID-19 vaccines is a top priority. The U.S. vaccine safety system ensures that all vaccines are as safe as possible. CDC has developed a new tool, v-safe, as an additional layer of safety monitoring to increase our ability to rapidly detect

5. After COVID-19 vaccination, you may have some side effects. This is a normal sign that your body is building protection. The side effects from COVID-19 vaccination may feel like flu and might even affect your ability to do daily activities, but they should go away in a few days. 6 . M a k i n g C O V I D - 1 9 Va c c i n a t i o n Recommendations. CDC makes vaccination recommendations, including those for COVID-19 vaccines, based on input from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices. 7. Cost is not an obstacle to getting vaccinated against COVID-19. Vaccine doses purchased with U.S. taxpayer dollars will be given to the American people at no cost. However, vaccination providers may be able to charge administration fees for giving the shot. Vaccination providers can get this fee reimbursed by the patient's public or private insurance company or, for uninsured patients, by the Health Resources and Services Administration's Provider Relief Fundexternal icon.

any safety issues with COVID-19 vaccines. V-safe is a new smartphone-based, after-vaccination health checker for people who receive COVID-19 vaccines. 2. COVID-19 vaccination will help protect you from getting COVID-19. You need 2 doses of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines. A second dose of the Pfizer is given 21 days after the first dose; a second dose of Moderna is given 28 days after the first dose. Both shots are needed to get the most protection the vaccine has to offer against this serious disease. The Johnson & Johnson vaccine requires only one shot. 3. As of April 5, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak is opening up the availability of the COVID-19 vaccines to all Nevadans age 16 and older statewide. “Opening up on April 5 does not mean every Nevadan will be able to make an appointment and get a vaccine on April,” Sisolak explained. “Availability of the vaccine and appointments will still be dependent on the allocation of doses we receive from the federal government. And while we open up eligibility, we will also use every resource we have, including any federal government support to reach every community and remove barriers to access for our most vulnerable and at highest risk of severe illness due to COVID-19.” 4. The goal is for everyone to be able to easily get vaccinated against COVID-19 as soon as large enough quantities are

8. The COVID-19 vaccines – Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson /Janssen -- are being used under an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Other vaccines are still being developed and tested. At this writing, the following vaccine is expected to be approved for use soon: AstraZeneca. 9. Nevada residents who have not yet received their COVID19 vaccination should visit the following website: https://covid.southernnevadahealthdistrict.org/vaccine/dist ribution/ On another website https://immunizenevada.org/covid-19-vaccine-locator, you will be able to access such vaccination sites such as Walgreens, Walmart, CVS and others. On both sites, you will find a wealth of information regarding vaccination sites and direct links to determine eligibility and book an appointment to receive your first and second doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. If you cannot access a computer, please call the Southern Nevada Health District COVID-19 Helpline at 1-800-401-0946 or the North Las Vegas COVID19 Helpline at 702-342-8417. (Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

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ASSOCIATION NEWS

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

APRIL 2021

COUNCILMAN RICHARD CHERCHIO

Dear Residents,

Hello Sun City Residents,

Happy Springtime to all, and a warm welcome to new residents. Each month we will welcome new residents to Sun City Aliante by listing their names in The Breeze. This is our way of recognizing newcomers and encouraging them to visit Carol Garbarino in Customer Service Office. Carol helps residents register and obtain a membership card to access all of the fabulous events, activities and programs that make our community such a great place to live.

Wow, can you believe that it has been more than a year since the pandemic hit our nation causing shutdowns around the world? I am incredibly grateful to be here with all of you to see the light at the end of this very long tunnel. As a friendly reminder, those who are 65 and older or who qualify based on the current tier groups, such as with preexisting health conditions, may schedule for a COVID-19 vaccination appointment or sign up for the waitlist by visiting vax4nv.nv.gov.

Thank you for your overwhelming response to the St. Patrick's Day DriveThru Lunch, hosted by Commissioner Kirkpatrick, on March 10. We were booked to capacity almost immediately, and we had a long waiting list. Our regrets if you missed the lunch. However, the Commissioner promises to return soon with another fun event; so, stay tuned.

All of us here in North Las Vegas want to ensure we do everything in our power to protect the health of our residents and promote their quality of life. This would not be possible without our amazing North Las Vegas Fire Department team and our National Guard volunteers who have visited Sun City Aliante's newly renovated Community Center over the past several weeks. Through these amazing efforts, my wife and I have had the privilege of meeting some of the nicest people here in our community. I heard many comments about how painless and fast this process was.

We hope you enjoy the beautiful baby photos that residents shared with us. Now, here's the fun… see how many of your friends and neighbors you can recognize by their photos. To check your best guesses, we have provided an answer key on page 39 of The Breeze with the corresponding number of the photo and a brief description. Thank you to everyone for submitting their adorable photos! You can look forward to some great outside events in April scheduled by Debbie Kent in the Community Center parking lot. We will also offer “The Medicare Store on Wheels” on April 22 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the parking lot. Andrea and Brandon Scott will be on hand to answer all your Medicare questions. You should contact me to reserve a time for your consultation. (My contact information is listed below). You will find details on all the parking lot events on page 21 of this issue. Our “Historical Spotlight” is an account of the tragic sinking of the RMS Titanic. After striking an iceberg on her maiden voyage in the early morning of April 14, 1912, more than 1,500 passengers were lost at sea in the North Atlantic. The article points out the importantance of wireless messages and how the crisis may have been averted. The story is presented in a two-part series, which will continue in the May issue. During the COVID-19 pandemic, our eBlast system, which is housed on our website – www.suncityaliante.org, has served as an indispensable tool to alert our residents about the distribution of vaccines at our Community Center and other locations throughout the Las Vegas Valley. If you do not currently receive the eBlast, I encourage you to contact me for instructions on how to set up the eBlast. It will keep you up-to-date on important information that directly affect your interests and well-being. I always welcome your comments and suggestions. If you have any questions, please call or text me at 702-429-1623 or email twilliamson@suncityaliante.us. Enjoy getting out in our spring weather and stay safe! Trish Williamson Editor, The Breeze

Once again, I would like to thank our Board of Directors for making this partnership possible and to Debra Kent and the First Service staff for their kindness in supplying all of our firefighters and volunteers with sandwiches and goodies each day they were there. I also want to thank our wonderful residents for making it all pleasant and efficient. Now, when I was asked to write something for the Breeze, I wanted to make sure that it would not just be about the city and all of the amazing and great things we're doing daily. We have weekly newsletters that you can subscribe to and quarterly articles in the Aliante Aerial for this. Instead, I wanted to focus on you, our Sun City residents, and everything that relates to you and your neighborhood. If there is ever anything you'd like me to look into or talk about, please feel free to write to me at cherchior@cityofnorthlasvegas.com. Lastly, as a tease to my next article, there is a reason people call me the “pets and vets” councilman. These are my two greatest passions. Recently, with the support of my fellow council members, we made major changes to our animal ordinance; our Animal Control Officers have now been named more appropriately; "Animal Protection Officers.” We are in the process of changing the names on the vehicles as well. I will also be able to go into detail about our Community Diversionary Court, which will include a much overdue Veterans Court here in our city. I am also happy to say that we have appointed former Justice Court Judge Chris Lee to be our Community Diversionary Court Judge. Lee brings years of experience, and most importantly, passion to this new position. Please continue to stay safe and visit our website at www.cityofnorthlasvegas.com for the latest COVID-19 vaccination updates and news and have a happy and safe Easter and Passover! Respectfully, Richard Cherchio Councilman Ward 4

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APRIL 2021

CDC ALERTS

FACTS ABOUT COVID-19 VACCINES Keep a Safe Distance to Slow the Spread FACT: COVID-19 vaccination will be an important tool to help stop the pandemic Wearing masks and social distancing help reduce your chance of being exposed to the virus or spreading it to others, but these measures are not enough. Vaccines will work with your immune system so it will be ready to fight the virus if you are exposed.

you to test positive on viral tests, which are used to see if you have a current infection. If your body develops an immune response, which is the goal of vaccination, there is a possibility you may test positive on some antibody tests.

FACT: People who have gotten sick with COVID-19 may still benefit from getting vaccinated Due to the severe health risks associated with COVID-19 and the fact that re-infection with COVID-19 is possible, people may be advised to get a COVID-19 vaccine even if they have been sick with COVID-19 before. At this time, experts do not know how long someone is protected from getting sick again after recovering from COVID-19. The immunity someone gains from having an infection, called natural immunity, varies from person to person. Some early evidence suggests natural immunity may not last very long. We will not know how long immunity produced by vaccination lasts until we have more data on how well it works.

FACT: Getting vaccinated can help prevent getting sick with COVID-19

The combination of getting vaccinated and following CDC's recommendations to protect yourself and others will offer the best protection from COVID-19. Stopping a pandemic requires using all the tools we have available. As experts learn more about how COVID-19 vaccination may help reduce spread of the disease in communities, CDC will continue to update the recommendations to protect communities using the latest science.

FACT: COVID-19 vaccines will not give you COVID-19. None of the COVID-19 vaccines currently developed in the United States use the live virus that causes COVID-19. In addition to Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson/Janssen, there are other types of vaccines in development. Each of them will teach our immune systems how to recognize and fight the virus that causes COVID-19. Sometimes this process can cause symptoms, such as fever. These symptoms are normal and are a sign that the body is building immunity. It typically takes a few weeks for the body to build immunity after vaccination. This means a person could be infected with the virus just before or after vaccination and get sick because the vaccine has not had enough time to provide protection.

FACT: COVID-19 vaccines will not cause you to test positive on COVID-19 tests

While many people with COVID-19 have only a mild illness, others may get a severe illness or they may even die. There is no way to know how COVID19 will affect you, even if you are not at increased risk of severe complications. If you get sick, you also may spread the disease to friends, family, and others around you while you are sick. COVID-19 vaccination helps protect you by creating an antibody response without having to experience sickness.

FACT: You should wear a mask before and after you receive a COVID-19 vaccine CDC recommends that during the pandemic people wear a mask that covers their nose and mouth when in contact with others outside your household, when in healthcare facilities, and when receiving any vaccine, including a COVID-19 vaccine. It typically takes a few weeks for the body to build up immunity after an immunization. CDC does not currently recommend use of a face shield or gaiter as a substitute for a mask. Anyone who has trouble breathing should consult their physician about wearing a mask. How do I know which sources of COVID-19 vaccine information are accurate? It can be difficult to know which sources of information you can trust. Learn more about finding credible vaccine information by visiting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/ (Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Vaccines currently in clinical trials in the United States won't cause

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COMMITTEE NEWS

APRIL 2021

NEIGHBORHOOD NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH MONTHLY BULLETIN: NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH

It is April 2021, it is Spring! Let us spring into action unlike a year ago at this time when we were mostly just springing around our homes.

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A List from Your Block Captain If you are going to be away for a day or longer, you need to make sure your home is safe from break-in or unexpected home accidents. Following is a list to keep handy and check off before you leave: • Let your Block Captain and neighbors know you are going to be away. • Give those watching your house a contact number. Also, make sure they have your house alarm code in case they need to get in. • If you do not have someone who will hold onto your house key, consider putting a lock box with the key inside (like a realtor uses) attached to an outside faucet. • Ask a neighbor to park a vehicle in your driveway periodically to make it look like someone is home. • Ask a neighbor to put a garbage can at the end of your driveway on pick up day. For a longer period away, the following are especially important to do:

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COVENANTS COMMITTEE

Meets third Tuesdays, 4:00 p.m. in the Conference Room

ELECTION COMMITTEE

Larry Rothstein at lilandlar@aol.com

FINANCE COMMITTEE

Meets last Wednesdays, 3:15 p.m. David Grossman at dt.grossman@yahoo.com

LIFESTYLE COMMITTEE

Meets third Wednesdays, 10 a.m. Art G Davis at artgdavis2@yahoo.com

arage doors should be closed when not in use.

COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE

Meets third Fridays, 10 a.m. Lynda Towers at lynda1229@msn.com

Mark Smith at MAS7809@hotmail.com

lease be a considerate, friendly and good neighbor.

ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW COMMITTEE

Meets every other Friday, 8:30 a.m. Harlan Nelson at hnelson867@cox.net

PATROL COMMITTEE

Meets third Mondays, 2 p.m. Phil Zanello at zp9@aol.com

PROPERTY AND GROUNDS COMMITTEE

Meets third Thursdays, 1 p.m. Teke Sankey at tekes2@hotmail.com

PATROL COMMITTEE Thank you to our dedicated Patrol Committee members for all the hard work behind the scenes to get the Sun City Patrol restarted. We don't get paid for our time, but we give our time willingly because we care about Sun City Aliante and our neighbors. We strive for a more secure community, and we are dedicated to the goal of a higher standard of living within Sun City. Someday, we hope to restart our Patrol function, and we look forward to getting Patrol volunteers when that day arrives. We will discuss volunteering in upcoming Breeze articles. For information regarding the Sun City Aliante Patrol, please contact the Patrol Chairman, Phil Zanello, at zp9@aol.com or 702-460-9582.

Trim your bushes to a good three feet away from your windows. If you have a landscape company coming regularly, make sure they maintain this open perimeter. Check your water bill carefully as it can indicate a major leak in your drip system. Make sure your smoke alarm batteries have been changed. Shut off the water in your house with the big yellow handle in the garage. If you do not have a security door, consider installing one. Stop your paper and ask your Block Captain and neighbors to look for flyers or cards left on your door. Put your coach lights on a timer; so that, the front of your house is illuminated.

For information regarding the Sun City Aliante Neighborhood Watch program, contact our Coordinator, Jim Blossey at or 775-530-5119 or jimandpatb@embarqmail.com Be safe: if you see something, say something! Your Neighborhood Watch Block Captains

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APRIL 2021

RESIDENT SPOTLIGHT

HAPPY 75 YEARS YOUNG, RODGER! On Sunday, February 21, we celebrated Rodger Wedgeworth's 75th birthday. We got together with 70 of our closest friends, LOL, and had a "Surprise Drive by Parade." It was truly a community event. We had a fabulous time. For about an hour, approximately 40 cars just kept driving by our house to wish Rodger a happy birthday. He was so surprised. We gave each participant an individually packaged cupcake. He was showered with cards, balloons, honking horns, and a whole lot of love. It was a time to remember. ~Submitted by Janice Wedgeworth

FATHER-SON MARATHON Sun City Aliante resident Kevin Smith and our son, Erik Smith, finished a father/son ½ Marathon walking on January 31, 2021. That's 13.1 miles! Kevin just turned 67 and our son, Erik, is 29. Our dog, Katie, acted as comfort dog and cheering squad. Judy Smith acted as e m e rg e n c y m e d i c a l team, water provider and chief photographer. Alexa played Olympicthemed, championship music as they crossed the finish line and when they arrived back home. Erik came in about 20 minutes before his dad, which shows Kevin is in pretty good shape. Judy presented the medals and took the photos. After the ceremony, the guys stretched their tired muscles then relaxed in recliners while eating, drinking, watching an inspiring movie about running marathons! Could we see father/son team actually walking or running an entire Marathon? Stay tuned. ~Submitted by Judy Smith

HAPPY BIRTHDAY - JIM PARKER! Our own SCAL WWII hero, Jim Parker, was 99 years old on March 26. I would like to see Sun City Aliante do a "shout out" for him. Next year is his 100th birthday! ~Submitted by Richard Lawhead

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CONGRATULATIONS to Tim and Holly Strasser who will celebrate their 50th Wedding Anniversary on May 22, 2021.

~Submitted by Holly Strasser


COMMITTEE NEWS

APRIL 2021

TheCommunications Committee has an opening for one homeowner on their committee. The Patrol Committee and Finance Committee have openings for two homeowners on their committees. Here is a brief description of Committee responsibilities: • Communications – Oversees the website, advertising events, and assists the Editor of The Breeze. • Finance – Ensures Association's finances and budgets are secure. • Patrol – Oversees Patrol and observes and reports events/activities affecting homeowners. All Committee positions are voluntary. We encourage you to peruse the scope of work for the various Sun City Aliante committees.

“We’ll Be Here for You for Generations”

If you are interested in joining one of these Committees, you can pick up a “Sun City Aliante Committee Interest Application” at the Front Desk, in the Customer Service Coordinator's office or print one off the website (www.suncityaliante.org). On the website at the top of the Home Page, you will find the heading “Documents.” Click on the arrow and select “Commonly Used Forms.” Then select Committee Interest Application. Please fill out the form and return it to the Front Desk.

“Are you confused about your Medicare options? Wish there was a way you could get straight, accurate answers without someone trying to sell you something? Need your current plan reviewed? Whether you are new or old to Medicare we are here to help you with any challenges you may have. Call us with all your Medicare questions. The Scott Team Brandon Scott Licensed Insurance Agent 9640 W. Tropicana Ave. #106 Las Vegas, NV 89147

Andrea Scott Licensed Insurance Agent 9640 W. Tropicana Ave. #106 Las Vegas, NV 89147

702.353-5386 b.scott@themedicarestore.com

702.353-5381 a.scott@themedicarestore.com

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APRIL 2021

WATCH ‘N’ LEARN

THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO WEIGHT LOSS & METABOLISM Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at 11 a.m. You will be eligible to win a $50 Gift Certificate To BJ's Restaurant if you attend this seminar.

Webinars Made Easy Please consider signing up today for the Watch & Learn Webinars /Teleconferences and stay in the know.

JOIN INTERMOUNTAIN HEALTHCARE To RSVP, visit JoinMyGenEvent.com or call 702-710-4202

Do you need to lose a few pounds and keep it off? Are You having trouble getting started or sticking to a plan? Dr. Devin Luzod, with Spinal Care of Nevada, will present the definitive guide to the most p o p u l a r, p r o v e n w e i g h t l o s s programs and give you critical tips on how to lose weight quickly and keep it off. Whether you are overweight or near your goal, a healthy waistline can help avoid heart problems, diabetes and other dangerous diseases. This is the year we can all move faster, look better and be lighter on our feet! Q & A with the doctor to follow. You are invited to a Zoom meeting. When: April 13, 2021 11:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada) You will also receive this link in the April eBlast to register. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. If you have any questions, please contact Trish Williamson at 702-429-1623 or email twilliamson@suncityaliante.us.

DIGESTIVE HEALTH: DYSBIOSIS – LIFTING THE LID ON DIGESTIVE DISCOMFORT Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. Do you experience occasional gas, bloating, and abdominal discomfort? We all know the importance of beneficial bacteria in our gut, but when we have too many or the wrong types of gut bugs, we can experience digestive discomfort and gut dysfunction. Join Kate Minson to learn the ins and outs of the importance of healthy microbial balance in the gut, which can support gut comfort and overall health. Kate graduated from University of Nevada, Las Vegas with a Bachelor's of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics and also has an Associates of Science in Culinary Arts. You are invited to a Zoom meeting. When: April 21, 2021 1:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada) You can contact Kate Minson at 702-395-0642.

If you have any questions, please contact Trish Williamson at 702-4291623 or email twilliamson@suncityaliante.us.

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You will also receive this link in the April eBlast to register. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. If you have any questions, please contact Trish Williamson at 702-429-1623 or email twilliamson@suncityaliante.us.

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APRIL 2021

SPECIAL EVENTS

FOOD TRUCK FUN FRIDAY, APRIL 9, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. IN THE SUN CITY ALIANTE PARKING LOT (or until the food runs out) PURCHASE DELICIOUS EATS... The Lifestyle Department is hosting a "pilot event" featuring local food trucks with some delicious eats in the Community Center parking lot on April 9. Get ready for an outside adventure with food! We will set out a few tables and chairs (with our team sanitizing). Due to limited seating, we encourage you to bring your own "pop-up" chairs for a relaxing experience.

WE ARE FEATURING THE FOLLOWING DELICIOUS CUISINES:

THE MEDICARE STORE ON WHEELS Thursday, April 22, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. By Appointment Only

Cravin' Creole takes traditional tastes and flavors of globally popular Creole & Cajun Cuisine, and puts their Tastefully Twisted approach to their customized creations...from their Gumbo Poutine to their Jambalaya Eggrolls, they are always striving for new ideas.

We are excited to announce - "The Medicare Store on Wheels" will be onsite again in the Community Center parking lot monthly to answer any Medicare questions regarding the Annual Enrollment Period. Do not let COVID-19 stop you from having your MEDICARE PLAN reviewed or joining a new plan in 2021. Schedule an appointment to visit Brandon and Andrea Scott at their mobile office located in the Community Center parking lot on Thursday, April 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. They will have CDCCompliant COVID-19 protocols in place and schedule one-on-one consultations at the Medicare Store RV (including face masks, social distancing). Guests who come for a consultation can choose a "thank you" gift just for attending and a raffle prize will be given away at the end of each day.

Chopperz Roadside Grill provides high quality gourmet grilled sandwiches and a variety of popular street food.

Meowee Wowee offers authentic Hawaiian Shaved Ice... just like you've had in Hawaii!

This event requires a reservation in advance. Walk-ups will not be guaranteed a consultation that same day. To schedule an appointment, please email Trish Williamson at twilliamson@suncityaliante.us with your name, address, and phone number. If you have any questions, call 702-429-1623.

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APRIL IS STRESS AWARENESS MONTH STRESS AND COVID: THE DOUBLE WHAMMY Stress occurs when your mind and body react to changes, and it often results in emotional and physical responses that can have lasting effects. Stress has multiple causes - including changes in your work and home environments - exactly the kind of scenario that COVID-19 has brought about for most people. Not all aspects of stress are negative: it is a built-in survival response designed to keep you alert and able to avoid danger. But unless you have a lot of grizzlies wandering about in your neighborhood, stress is generally not a good thing. Moreover, if you don't take steps to manage stress, over time it can accumulate and push your mind and body over the breaking point. Physical manifestations of untreated stress include: • Chest pain and a racing heart rate • Elevated blood pressure • TMJ • Weakened immune system • Gastrointestinal issues • Sexual dysfunction • Trouble sleeping • Aches and pains, including headaches LONG-TERM MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES Stress has emotional and mental effects as well, including anxiety and depression, and behavioral issues including addictive behavior such as drug and alcohol abuse, gambling, overeating, and smoking. Being cooped up in quarantine exacerbates these issues for many people, and it's not just good old fashioned "cabin fever." When stressors are in your environment for the long term, your body doesn't turn off the switches that mitigate it as readily, which can lead to anxiety disorders such as OCD, PTSD, GAD, panic attacks, and SAD. COPING WITH STRESS Every time you turn on the news, there's more stories about businesses closing and people losing jobs - it's the economic aspect of the pandemic, and it's almost as dangerous as the virus itself. Here is a simple exercise you can do to relieve stress right anywhere you are: • Sit up straight with your feet on the floor • Close your eyes and take 10 deep breaths - in for two seconds through your nose, out for four seconds through your mouth as if you're blowing out a candle MANAGE STRESS BEFORE IT MANAGES YOU When you feel your stress meter going into the red, use these techniques to keep it from boiling over: • Get some fresh air and exercise - especially if your job entails sitting in front of a computer. Just a short walk to the bathroom and back or around canRothstein work wonders - notSenior to mention stretching your leg and back muscles. Lil the andblock Larry at the • Eat and sleep right - get your sacktime and don't forget your fruits and veggies. Prom, Johnyour Marshall • Structure relaxationHigh - yoga,School, tai chi, and even deep breathing can calm you down and help you focus energy in a positive direction. St. Paul MN, May 1949. Theywould met say, count your blessings - you'll be surprised how much you have to be thankful for. • Practice gratitude - or as Grandma •in 1946 Phone aatfriend or Skype, it that's your all inStan this together and the person on the other end just might need to see a smiling Janwe're and Nudelman, age 14, went steady inthing - because face too. Roosevelt High, Chicago, 1960. high school. They wed in 1951 and

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Harold (34) & Judi (29) Stanford were chaperones at the Senior Prom, W.T. Sampson High, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Harold was Admin Officer at Naval Dental Clinic. Judi made the dress by hand.

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HIGHTLIGHTS

COVID-19 VACCINATIONS February 27 & March 6, 2021 Here are just a few of our happy participants...

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COVID-19 VACCINATIONS The Sun City Aliante Community and the Board of Directors thank the City of North Las Vegas Fire Department for providing the COVID-19 vaccinations at our Community Center.

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SPECIAL EVENTS

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INTER CLUB COUNCIL (ICC) - March 5, 2021 With Covid-19 Guidelines met, the meetings allow Sun City Aliante Chartered Club and Special Interest Group leaders to meet quarterly and share valuable information.

AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE - March 18, 2021- Sun City Aliante residents support our community blood drives with a smile! Thank you for generously donating blood to save many lives.

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This month, we are remembering the tragic sinking of RMS Titantic, a luxury British steamship deemed as "practically unsinkable." After striking an iceberg on her maiden voyage in the early morning of April 15, 1912, more than 1,500 passengers and crew were lost at sea in the North Atlantic. This image, taken during the filming of the blockbuster "Titantic," shows the ship replica sinking on the starboard side. Photo by Kit Bonner, Historical Advisor of the film.

TITANIC TRAGEDY SPAWNS WIRELESS ADVANCEMENTS The tragedy of the RMS Titanic - loss of life numbering 1,500 passengers the night of April 14, 1912 - was a great tragedy that seems even greater when one considers that all 2,205 Titanic passengers might have been rescued if just a couple of things had happened differently. Nothing is gained, however, by living in the world of "if only." Tragedy often breeds progress, and in the case of the Titanic, this proved to be true. Little has been said of the circumstances of the Californian,a passenger ship that was within sight when the Titanic struck the iceberg that caused it to sink. The Californian failed to acknowledge the distress flares of the Titanic or to turn on its wireless. The passenger ship Carpathia, 58 miles southeast of the stricken Titanic, responded to the distress call and rescued 705 passengers in lifeboats. The other 1,500 passengers had succumbed to the cold sea. The sinking of the "unsinkable" Titanic shocked the world. The pride of the White Star Line, the Titanic was the sister of the RMS Olympic, which had already enjoyed great success and acceptance by the travel industry. The Olympic had also set a speed record for the round trip from England to New York. The Titanic's sinking generated an opportunity for many to profit on the meager details available. Most details were available through the late David Sarnoff, the Marconi wireless operator, atop the Wannamaker Building in New York City. Sarnoff handled traffic without relief for several days with the ship Carpathia and the shore station at Glace Bay, Nova Scotia. Sarnoff's tenacity and loyalty during the period of uncertainty catapulted him to fame, and later he became president of Radio Corporation of America. News released to the media by the Marconi Wireless Company was often distorted, and the sensationalism often overshadowed the enormity of the tragedy. The book publishing industry joined the bandwagon and capitalized on the distress of the survivors and the (Source: The Proceedings of the Radio Club of America, INC., Reprinted with permission; A special thank you for Board Director Mark Pallans)

family members of those lost at sea. One book in particular, The Sinking of the Titanic and Great Sea Disasters, published within weeks of the disaster, was pedaled door-to-door with a profitable success. Even the cinema, in its infancy, capitalized by producing animated films of the Titanic, including such scenes as passengers' struggles and fights to find space on the limited number of lifeboats. By the moral standards of 1912, the animation exceeded human tolerance. Since the Titanic's sinking, stories, books, documentaries and films have emerged with variations of the facts. The fascination about the Titanic continues to attract the human soul. The latest resurrection is the movie, Titanic, was released on Dec. 19, 1997. This movie, by 20th Century-Fox, was a $200 million extravaganza representing most accurately the events taking place prior to, during and following the Titanic disaster. No money was spared in the research and presentation of historical facts, or the re-creation of scenery depicting the ship including the grand salon and, of course, the replica of the wireless room that played a most important role in the rescue of the 705 passengers. The movie goes into extraordinary detail to include replicas of the motion picture cameras of the 1912 period, to depict the filming of passengers gathered at the pier to embrace one another for the last time and extend a wish for a "bon voyage" before embarking on the Titanic. The reproduction accuracy of the wireless room and its equipment will be testified to when the original wireless room is lifted by Titanic Inc. and delivered to the Marconi Museum in Bedford, NH, for evaluation and display. Titanic Inc. and its president, George Tulloch, are the salvage contractors given sole rights to the recovery of any and all of the Titanic lying 12,000 feet at the bottom of the sea. Artifacts already recovered and restored by Titanic Inc. are currently on display in Memphis, TN. The exposition moves on to Atlanta for opening Nov. 19, 1997. To be continued in the May 2021 issue

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For Seniors, Good Health is a Team Effort The important connections between physical, mental and social wellness What does it mean to be healthy? Depending on whom you ask, you may get different answers, but being free from illness and disease will likely be a top response. Health has many dimensions though, and for seniors especially, it is helpful to look at it as a web of interconnected factors that all influence one another. The World Health Organization now defines health as "a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity." All three dimensions of health physical, mental and social - are interdependent. This idea has been around for thousands of years, but science now confirms it. Mental and social health challenges can exacerbate or lead to physical illness; likewise, chronic physical illness can lead to mental health issues and social isolation. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), precisely measuring the impact of social isolation is difficult, "but there is strong evidence that many adults aged 50 and older are socially isolated or lonely in ways that put their health at risk." The challenges of 2020 only made this worse, as millions of seniors found themselves more isolated than ever, with the constant threat of COVID-19 adding a new layer of stress to the equation. Several studies have shown links between increased levels of social support and reduced risk for physical disease, mental illness and mortality. Social support includes connections that make a person feel cared for, valued and part of a group. This can be critical for seniors who rely on family, friends or community organizations to assist them with daily activities, provide companionship and care for their well-being. Now more than ever, professionals are recognizing the importance of caring for all aspects of senior wellness, because problems in one area of life can quickly ripple across others. This includes monitoring a person's physical, social and mental wellness, food and housing security, financial stability, family relationships and other health determinants. Forward-thinking providers are also working with seniors to connect them with community organizations that address those needs and then track health outcomes. What they're finding, according to the National Academy of Medicine, is that "health equity, racial disparities and social determinants…account for 80 percent of a person's overall health." CenterWell Senior Primary Care, formerly known as Partners in Primary Care, has developed a holistic approach to senior-focused primary care, offering a complete Care Team that supports seniors body, mind and spirit - so they can live happier, healthier lives. CenterWell's Care Team includes doctors, care coaches, behavioral health specialists, clinical pharmacists and other professionals.

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CenterWell also employs a team of Community Engagement Managers (CEM). Stress and need have real health consequences, and the CEM team's job is to connect local seniors with everything from food, shelter and financial assistance, to help understanding Medicare, paying for prescription drugs and more. Here in the Las Vegas Valley, the CEM team is led by Judith Trejo. She works day in and day out to ensure that any senior who contacts her receives the help and support they need - and not just CenterWell patients. Any local senior who needs help can reach out.

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"At CenterWell, we embrace the effect social needs have on our patients' physical health and we strive to be a source of positive social support for Las Vegas' senior community and those we care for," said Tracy J. Wa k e fi e l d , M . D . , M . M . M . , CenterWell's Regional Medical Director for Las Vegas.

If you or someone you know is Medicare-eligible and searching for a better approach to primary care, stop by any CenterWell location today to meet the team and take a tour. And if you know a Las Vegas-area senior who needs immediate help with food, housing, medicine or anything that impacts their physical, mental or social health, Judith and her team are here to assist. You may reach Judith directly at 702-745-0874.


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Baby/Childhood Photos…. Guess Who! Thank you to everyone who submitted their adorable photos! 1. Barbara Headrick, age 1, Milwaukee, WI 2. Wayne Headrick, age 1, Plains, KS 3. Renee Snodgrass, age 5 months, Dominican Republic 4. Chris Wickliff, age 2, Glendale, CA, 5. Kay Drewlo, age 3, San Francisco, CA 6. Pat Wunder, age 5, far right, with family, PA 7. Jane Geller, age 2, Old Keesport, PA 8. Warren Geller, age 3, Rochester, NY 9. Nancy Prince, age 1, LaGrange, IL, "Still smiling after all these years." 10. Robert Wunder (r) with his twin brother, Richard, age 5. 11. Ranji C, age 1-1/2 years, India 12. Jan Nudelman, age 5, Chicago, IL 13. Stan Nudelman, Age 5, Chicago's Old West Side 14. Pat Blossey with twin sister, age 1, Minneapolis, MN 15. Gloria Trujillo, age 5, first trip to the zoo, Albuquerque, NM 16. Wayne Edgerton, age 3, Muskegon, MI

17. Jay Barry, age 3, & Arlene Barry, age 1, held by their dads, Detroit, MI. Married 32 years, Parents were friends. 18. Patricia Durso, age 1, St. Louis, MO 19. Thomas Durso, age 4, St. Louis, MO 20. Leona Cohen, age 1, Brooklyn, NY 21. Edwin Brown, age 3, Port Arthur, TX 22. Donna Bricker Janzen, Age 3, Atwood, TX 23. Martha Lee Martin, age 3, Christmas Day, Carswell AFB, Ft. Worth, TX- "Santa was good to me." 24. Gloria Clarice Richard, age 9 months, great grandma's home, Los Angeles, CA 25. Delores Cherry, age 5 months, Los Angeles, CA 26. Charlene Bacio, age 5, grandparents' home, Lanai City, HI 27. Jack Kearns, age 3-4, Lincoln, NB 28. Jim Snodgrass, age 6 months, Salt Lake City, UT 29. Phyllis Minster, age 2, Cleveland, OH 30. Vivian Fully, age 18 months, Easter, San Antonio, TX

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CHARTERED CLUBS BOOK CLUB

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The Book Club selection for April is Chesapeake Requiem: A Year with the Watermen of Vanishing Tangier Island, by Earl Swift. Join us for a discussion at the Community Center at 6:45 p.m. on Thursday, April 15, 2021. For a list of upcoming book selections, please visit our website at www.scaliante.com. For more information, please contact Jeannette Smith at 702-649-2468.

There is a lot of great entertainment online these days. But if you are a senior and you love Broadway, it is not quite back (and if it sort of is) it's certainly not free.

CERAMICS CLUB Spring is here and you may want to take a look at some of the ceramic items you can create. Whether you have never tried ceramics before or you are a seasoned crafter, you can consider picking a project from the many options that are available. The club also offers finished items for purchase if you are interested. Club times are 9 a.m. to noon on Wednesdays and Saturdays. All are required to wear face masks. All seating is 6 feet apart. Tables will be marked for seating. Other safety protocols will be explained when you come to class. We hope to see some new faces join us as well as more of our current members. New members are always welcome, and we have certified teachers ready to help you if needed. For any questions or more information regarding the club, contact Jill Ernest at 702-954-6299 or Denise Simon at 914-907-6899.

FORGET ME KNOTS Did you knit or crochet in your younger days? The Forget-Me-Knot Club will provide yarn, needles, hooks, patterns, and instruction as well as a w o n d e r f u l opportunity to socialize with others. They make items which they donate to Foster Children of Clark County, Baby's Bounty, Silver Sky at Deer Springs Assisted Living, and the Neonatal Unit at UMC. They also create their own projects. They meet every Monday at the Community Center from 1 to 4 p.m. Come and join the club and see what they are all about. For more information, please contact Collette Stickney at 702-399-2647 and acollette19@yahoo.com.

SENIORS WITH WARM HEARTS Seniors with Warm Hearts continues to look to the future and move forward with our volunteer efforts. We also look forward to offering some of our assistance to many of the organizations here in the Las Vegas Valley that we work with in the past. Some of the organizations are Serving Our Kids Foundation, Baby's Bounty, Project 150, Street Teens, Helping Hands of Vegas Valley, SAFE House, to name a few. At our meeting this month, we will discuss upcoming projects and events, as opportunities begin to show themselves to us in a safe manner. Our next meeting will be held on Thursday, April 15 at 11 a.m. in the Vista Room. New members are always welcome. In the meantime, if you are interested in more information or want to join our group, contact Carol Hoyt at 702-647-1289 or Karen Nutto at 201-787-9391.

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Everyone needs to know about this wonderful organization called Sing for Your Seniors (SFYS), founded by caring, talented Broadway singer/actress Jackie Vanderbeck, who worked with our son, Erik Smith, at Sacramento Theatre Company in Sacramento, Calif. Jackie had a heart for seniors and the disabled. She formed SFYS many years ago; so, Broadway singers could give back to the community by entertaining in person for free. Of course, when COVID hit, SYFS could no longer perform live, especially, in senior communities. Jackie is one smart. resourceful lady, and she quickly reinvented SFYS by changing the whole program; so, SYFS members could perform live on Zoom. SFYS gave a Zoom concert of Broadway hits for the Sun City Aliante Songsters in February, and it was wonderful! We laughed and joked with them, cheered them and told them how sad we were to not be able to sing. Several of the Broadway singers performed at The Smith Center in 2019. They told us they particularly loved performing for Songsters, as we had singing in common and were one of the most appreciative audiences they have had! This performance for the Songsters was their first in Nevada. Yes, Jackie started SFYS in New York, but she is now expanding this wonderful group to many states. Music speaks to our souls. I have been in several SYFS Zoom concerts and have seen how the most distant and ailing senior immediately responds to music. One particular audience member had a small bear sitting next to her. When the music started, I noticed that she seemed to perk up at bit. Later in the show, she picked up the bear and held it close. I am convinced that music is the language of heaven and a gift from God, and we should all make sure we have a lot of great music in our lives. I would love for you all to be able to see and hear SFYS perform on Zoom. You can sign up on their website for their monthly performances which are open to all, contact them with a special request for your senior group, or make a donation at www.singforyourseniors.org. You can also follow them on Instagram at singforyourseniors. Submitted by Judy Smith Member of the Sun City Aliante Songsters


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Diane Laudadio and Eric Berri, Sun City Aliante residents and owners of Tesla EVs, share their experiences and cars at the Technology Club meeting.

VETERAN'S AUXILIARY TECHNOLOGY CLUB TALKS ELECTRIC VEHICLES (EVs) Nearly 20 members of the Technology Club gathered on Thursday, March 4 to discuss electrical vehicles (EVs) and the state of these vehicles in the United States. EVs used to be looked at as a fantasy but now have emerged as realistic alternatives to the current

internal combustion engines. Club Presenter Qung Go led a discussion about the current state of EVs and considerations for choosing EVs over the current fossil fuel cars. This discussion was augmented by a panel discussion with Diane Laudadio and Eric Berri, both residents and owners of Tesla EVs. A lively discussion ensued, speaking to the pros and cons of current EVs, and even dipping briefly into a discussion of promising "fuel cell" technology, a technology which is in direct competition with battery powered Evs. Following the meeting, Diane and Eric topped off the evening with demonstrations of their Tesla automobiles in the parking lot. The conclusion of club members was that EVs are real and should be considered in the plans of all Americans. Please join us for future Technology Club meetings and these exciting topics: April 1 - Artificial Intelligence (AI); May 6 - Genome Technology; and June 3 Bitcoin & crypto-currencies. Club membership is open to all Sun City Aliante residents. For more information, contact Wayne Headrick at 725-227-3441 and wayne@headrick.us.

Happy Springtime from the Veterans Auxiliary! Wish everyone a very Happy Easter. The Veterans Auxiliary has been working on blankets for the veterans at the VA Hospital in November or December. The Auxiliary is still collecting coupons for our Veterans and their families proudly serving overseas. If you are interested in saving coupons, please cut and separate them (food, non-food, and pet). The coupons could be good even if they are expired up to six months. Please bring them to the Vista Room in the Sun City Aliante Community Center on the 3rd Tuesday of every month. We look forward to seeing everyone at our next meeting on May 18. Stay safe and well. The Auxiliary meets every 3rd Tuesday of every month at 9 a.m. in the Sun City Vista Room. Co-Chairs Donna Lawhead, donnavegas10@gmail.com Lynda Towers, lynda1229@msn.com

VETERANS CLUB OF SUN CITY ALIANTE Thank you to the past elected Board members (David Hollander, Toni Stuart, and Sheila Cohen), of the delegated board, members of the Veterans Club of Sun City Aliante and Auxiliary, as well as members of the Sun City Aliante community, including the support staff of our Community Center for your support in this past challenging year. I am grateful for your care and support, personally and as chair of the club, which insured that our club continued to function actively and smoothly. I have enjoyed the opportunity and experience to lead this wonderful club for the past two years, and it is time for me to move on; so, others will have the opportunity. At our March meeting, the attending members voted for the new elected board for April 2021 – March 2022. The nominations were: David Hollander for Chair, Marc Hollander for Vice Chair, Sheila Cohen for Secretary, and Tina Johnson for Treasurer. Congratulations and thank you for volunteering to lead our club for the upcoming year. Please join me in supporting them, as they continue the club's effort for the Veteran Memorial Garden and Veterans Recognition Wall, and the support of veterans and our community. Hopefully, this coming year will see a return of our club's annual events: picnic, spaghetti dinner, pancake breakfast, and Appreciation Day at Craig Ranch Park. At our February meeting, Sydney Knott of Horses for Heroes invited the Veterans Club of Sun City Aliante for a “Day at Horses 4 Heroes”. Thank you, Richard Lawhead and Ken Knudsen, for volunteering to make arrangements for this event. It is scheduled for Saturday, April 24, 2021 from 1-5 pm. Club members and their families (including grandchildren) are invited to come for a BYO picnic and enjoy the grounds of this unique facility. Thank you, Sydney, for your support of veterans and the community.

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Thank you to the North Las Vegas Fire Department and our Board for use of the Community center for an excellent and well-organized experience, providing both first and second doses of COVID-19 immunizations. This is one more reason to be grateful for a well-run HOA. Wanda Tacey Chair, Veterans Club of Sun City Aliante


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CHARTERED CLUBS

APRIL 2021

Chartered Clubs,

as outlined in the “Sun City Aliante Club Guidelines,” are Board-recognized and open to all Sun City Aliante residents. ese clubs are sanctioned strictly for the members of this Association with no exceptions, unless a club invites guest speakers, instructors, etc. A household guest will be allowed to participate at club activities, in compliance with required guest policies and fees. All club members should be familiar with these guidelines set forth by the Board, as well as their individual club bylaws and/or policies and procedures. If you have questions regarding your club charter, feel free to call Lifestyle Director, Debbie Kent, at 702-638-5061.

Afternoon Games. Meets Sundays from 1-4 p.m. Contact Jo Cox at 702-646-3467 and xnnaj@aol.com

Aliante’s Classy Chefs. Meets 1st Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. Contact classychefs@yahoo.com or Amy Redd at 501-773-5201.

American Mah Jongg. Meets

Hand and Foot. Meets Tuesdays from

1- 4 p.m. This game is similar to Canasta. Contact Angie Bidell at 702-639-2365 and ambidell@aol. com. or Hjordy Wagner at 715-529-9728 and hwizwag@gmail.com.

Kaluki. Meets Thursdays at 1 p.m. Contact Dorothy Martin at 702-399-2045.

Wednesdays and Fridays 12:30-3:30 p.m. Classes taught on Fridays 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Contact Arlene Harris at 914-456-9690 and owllady43@gmail.com.

Mahjong. Meets Mondays from 1 - 4 p.m.

Art/Class Workshop. Meets Tuesdays at

the 2nd & 4th Friday at 1 p.m. Contact Alanna Tiehes 951-313-1349 and and diamond378770@gmail.com Carol Jones at 661-466-3478 and carolannejones1956@gmail.com.

10 a.m. followed by Art Workshop at noon. Contact Karen Franklin at 702-633-4833 and jlfra100@juno.com or Denise Simon at 914-904-6899 and simond2571@gmail.com.

Basketball Club. Meets Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Contact Bob Ingertson at 702-680-0967 and ringertson@gmail.com

Book Club. Meets the 3rd Thursday of each month at 6:45 p.m. Contact Jeannette Smith at 702-649-2468. For book selections, visit www.scaliante.com

Bunco. Meets the 2nd Thursday from

Contact Grace Wong at 702-646-9664 and wrongway9664@embarqmail.com.

Mexican Train Dominoes. Meets

Table Tennis. Meets Monday through

Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. in the Social Hall. Saturday is open play. Contact Ed Ernest at 269-591-0759 and eeernest@yahoo.com. or Gabe Hamidian at 702-518-7580 & miniplaza@gmail.com.

Technology Club. Meets the first Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in the Vista Ballroom. Contact Wayne Headrick at 725-227-3441 and wayne@headrick.us.

Tennis. Meets daily for Open Play. Start

time is 7 a.m. M-S. The Weather may affect start times. Contact Larry Rothstein at 702-649-8766 and lilandlar@aol.com

Veterans of Sun City. Meets the 3rd

Tuesday at 6 p.m. Contact David Hollander at 702-480-7668 and David_hollander2003@ yahoo.com. The Veterans Auxiliary meets the Pan. Meets on Mondays at 6 – 8:30 p.m. and 3rd Tuesday at 9 a.m. in the Vista Room. Fridays at 12:30 – 3:30 p.m. For more information contact Renée Snodgrass at 818-807-3369 or Contact Co-Chair Donna Lawhead at 360-440-0704 702-458-0013 or reneesnodgrass@cox.net and Donnavegas10@gmail.com or Lynda Towers at Paper Crafting. Meets Mondays at 1-4 p.m. 505-412-2307 and Lynda1229@msn.com. Contact Joyce Hula at joycehula@cox.net The following Special Interest Groups are Board-recognized and and 725-221-6244. may schedule meetings in advance. Please check the calendar.

Pickleball. Club days are Tuesday, Wednesday,

Aliante Fil-Am Interest Group.

6:30-9 p.m. Contact Cathy Pierce at 209-595-0833 and cnitro3@fire2wire or Robin Sharp at 303-641-2107 and dalerobin2@aol.com

Friday, Saturday and Sunday mornings starting at 8 a.m.Contact Ken Schmitz at 925-708-5728.

Social group for fun & entertainment. Contact Mel Coloma at 702-556-4622 or Epi Coloma at 571-228-0390.

Pinochle. Meets Tuesdays from 5:30 - 8:30

Bowling.

Ceramics. Meets Wednesdays and

p.m. and every Sunday from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Contact Rene Swanson at 702-773-2383 and reneedswanson@hotmail.com.

Saturdays from 9 a.m. - noon. Contact Jill Ernest at 702-954-6299 and jilljack16@yahoo.com or Denise Simon at 914-907-6899 and simond2571@gmail.com.

Chicago Scoring Bridge. Meets every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. Contact Mary Jane and Charles D'Agati at 201-321-1691 or mjdagati@aol.com.

Club DIAL (Dance in a Line). Beginners lessons offered Mondays at 6:30 p.m. The Club meets every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Classes and meetings in the Fitness Studio.

Eight Ballers. Meets Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays10 a.m.- noon. Contact David Meteyer at 702-290-3242

Euchre. Meets 1 p.m. on Mondays. Contact Cheryl Gustin at 319-415-0471 or gusto32742@yahoo.com.

Forget-Me-Knots. Needlework, knitting, crochet and jewelry making. Meets Mondays from 1-4 p.m. Contact Collette Stickney at 702-399-2647 and acollette19@yahoo.com or Madeline Shapiro at 702-399-5347 and shapiromr@yahoo.com.

Glass Crafters. Meets the first and

third Saturday of the month at 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Contact Jill Ramsey at 702-642-8716 and cpigs@aol.com.

Meets Thursdays at noon at Sunset Station Bowling Center. Contact Ray Wong at 702-6469664 and coach9664@yahoo.com

Havarah. Meets to socialize and celebrate Jewish

p.m. Contact Ralph Punzi at 702-839-9898 and ralphp629@yahoo.com or Qung Go at 630665-9802 and qungwgo@gmail.com .

holidays as well as special birthdays. Other activities, such as games nights, have been scheduled. We are always open to suggestions. Contact Mady Shapiro at 702-399-5347 and shapiromr@yahoo.com. Horseshoes. Meets Saturdays at 8 a.m. (summer), and 9 a.m. (fall/winter). Contact Jack Witt at 702-642-6282 or Deena Gaither at 630-341-0994.

Wednesdays from 9 a.m. - noon. Contact Connie Munson at 612-810-9439 and conmun45@gmail.com.

Ladies’ Golf. Meets Thursdays at Aliante Golf

Poker. Meets Wednesdays and Fridays at 4

Silver Needles and Threads. Quilting. Meets Tuesdays and

Solos. Social group for singles. Social group for singles. Contact Teri Narveson at 702-642-0683 and tnarveson@hotmail.com or Angie Bidell at 702-639-2365 and ambidell@aol.com.

Sun City Aliante Songsters. Meets

Thursdays, 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.. Contact Contact Holly Strasser at 702-305-1768 and hollystrasser23@gmail.com or Connie Bensler at 702-738-0025 & cbensler@gmail.com

Spades. Meets Mondays at 6 p.m. Contact Sonja Bankston-Cullen at 310-612-3340 and mrssbc@gmail.com.

Sun City Aliante Steppers. Meets

Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2 p.m. Contact Margo Young at 702-649-1176 and jaxlady@ hotmail.com.

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Course. Text Contact Robin Sharp at 303-641-2107 on Mondays to sign-up for Thursday play.

Minnesota Nice Group. Minnesota folks meet monthly for events. Contact Obbie Harvieux at 702-399-4340 or Rory Raymond at 702-489-2405 to get on mailing list.

Neighborhood Watch. Meets 3rd Thursday, Social Hall, 4-5 p.m. Contact Jim Blossey at 775-5305119 and jimandpatb@embarqmail.com. Seniors Assisting Seniors. Helps seniors with limited home needs & medical equipment. Hot line 702-981-3149. Seniors With Warm Hearts. Helps disadvantaged children & teens. Contact Karen Nutto at 201-787-9391 or Carol Hoyt at 702-647-

Ukulele Strummers. Meets Sundays in Craft Room 2. Beginners 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Advanced Beginners 4 p.m.-5 p.m. Contact Kevin Smith at 916-847-7422 and KHSNLV@gmail.com 45


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