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What’s Inside June 2014

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ASSOCIATION 6

Manager’s Message: Setting and Achieving Community Goals

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Covenants & Compliance: Friendly Reminders

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Reminder: ACH Debit Date

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June Meetings; Save the Date

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Business: Attention Estrella Community Association

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Business: ECA Candidates Sought

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Developer’s Corner: Estrella’s Top 10

LANDSCAPING

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Snippets: Aerating Your Summertime Lawn

Community 16

Celebrating Estrella: PHI Airmedical Serves the Valley

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Celebrating Estrella: Estrella Honors Vietnam Veterans

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Clubs & Groups: Lacrosse, You Say?

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Estrella’s Scrapbook

CITY 22

Goodyear Police Dept: Spotlight on Community Policing

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Goodyear Police Dept: Officers Earn Top Honors

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City of Goodyear: Estrella Rated as Good, Safe Place

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Police Beat: Department Earns Grant for Segways

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Residents Club: Upcoming Events, June 2014

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Residents Club: Meet Estrella’s Personal Trainer

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June 2014 Calendar

RESOURCES 30

Numbers to Know: Starpointe Groups, Instructors, and Personal Trainers

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>>> MANAGER’S MESSAGE

Setting and Achieving Community Goals By Lisa Lundskow, Community Manager

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t is June already and we are six months into 2014.  Every year, community goals are established and approved by the Board of Directors with the following objective:

As some of the community documents have been in existence since as early as 1987, many state statutes and federal laws have changed which necessitate changes to our current documents. The goal is to have all documents amended, if necessary, by year end.

Conduct performance reviews of key contractors (landscape and management services) to include quarterly performance reviews presented to the Board Many of you already know that the Landscape Committee has now had in place this type Below are bullet point the goals and a six-month of performance evaluation for our landscape progress on each. For the full document, go to www. contractor.  They just completed their annual survey lifeinestrella.com in the HOA document library. with remarkable results due to the work that they Maintain equitable and timely performed through their cycle audits and creating a enforcement of community covenants  comprehensive community plan with Four Peaks and The measurable performance on this comes from CCMC Management. At the April Board meeting, an comparisons of the residential “Community” survey.  Ad Hoc Committee was established to put in place The 2014 survey is out and will run through June 21.  this same type of performance evaluation system It is very important for residents to participate in the for the management services and any future key survey in order for us to measure performance on this community contractors. goal, as well as overall in the community. Implement the preventive maintenance Refine the web-based “Community program with tracking system/ Concerns” and response tracking reporting that can be submitted for system used by residents and staff  review by the Board quarterly  This has been an extremely successful tool by which This is currently in place and actively worked through residents and staff fill out the form under “Contact the Starpointe Residents Club staff.  In addition, and Us” on the website which generates a response to in support of this objective, CCMC Management has owners that it was received and a work order to be created “Standard Operating Procedures” for routine distributed to the appropriate staff person to facilitate maintenance. and/or respond.  A quarterly report is provided to the Apply best business practices for the Board for review and any item that is not responded use of owner and builder assessments.  to within the three to five business-day response Continuously challenge and monitor time has to be explained.  We will also be narrowing operating budget expenditures down to categories to track the percentage of types This goal is set for both the EJC Budget and Finance of concerns that we receive. Committee along with CCMC Management. This is an Review with legal counsel, all ongoing effort. The Budget and Finance Committee community documents (ECA, VCA and meets monthly to examine and review monthly EJC) and make recommendations for and quarterly financials and works with CCMC revising and restating the documents in Management on meeting the financial goals of the an effort to be compliant with current community. State statutes as well as rolling any of the existing amendments into the documents  To continuously improve the Estrella community as a quality place to live and recreate by enhancing administrative processes, financial efficiencies, safety/security, community aesthetics, resident communications, community service and by promoting community spirit.

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Complete by year end 2014 an updated community three-year operating budget plan This is currently in progress. The final update will be contingent on approval of the 2015 operating budget in October. Implement all common area related Operational Plan projects on time and on budget, subsequent to approval by the Board for 2014 to include both operational budget and reserve items This item is on track for the year and ongoing with projects in progress and scheduled for the year. In keeping with the Emergency Preparedness Plan, perform routine practice initiatives for responding to various emergency issues in and around the Starpointe Residents Club Starpointe and HOA staff recently completed CPR training. Management works with the City of Goodyear to routinely provide table top exercises and plan for various types of emergencies. Update the preventive maintenance plan for all community assets. The evaluation systems requirements to be updated and implemented by 3Q 2014 This has already been accomplished and the system is in use and consistently being updated by our Facilities Staff. Life in Estrella Magazine to incorporate a community operations and business section Done.  This has been implemented since January. Implement social media tools such as Twitter and Facebook to reach out to more residents to keep them informed regarding the community operations, events and meetings Twitter and Facebook (Starpointe) have been established and we are currently working on a LifeinEstrella Facebook page. Continue to refine and restructure the community website, Lifeinestrella.com This is an ongoing process through the collaborative efforts of the Communications Committee and CCMC Management. If you have any questions or suggestions for future goals, please feel free to contact me at llundskow@ ccmcnet.com.  Also, be sure to complete the Community Survey, which will be available to all residents from June 1 to June 21.

Lisa Lundskow, CAAM, PCAM Community Manager

Robert Cruz Operations Manager

Todd Wuellner, MA, CPRP Facilities Director

Kevin Wells Maintenance Supervisor

Kristine McIlhenny Lifestyle Director

Eric Holmgren, Club & Program Manager

Tammy Campbell Assistant Lifestyle & Program Coordinator

Sharon Thunstedt Administrative Coordinator

Shirley Robertson Communications Coordinator

Erin Stewart Administration Facilities Coordinator

Amy Helms ECA & VCA Compliance Coordinator, DRC

Mary Ann Brungardt Starpointe Front Desk Lead

Loryn Lanford Administrative Associate

Terry Hammond Yacht Club Coordinator

Phone: 623.386.1112 / Fax: 623.386.5788 www.LifeinEstrella.com Office Hours: Monday – Friday 8am to 5pm. Additional hours available by appointment.

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>>>covenants & compliance

Friendly Reminders

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By Robert Cruz, Operations Manager

s it gets hotter in Estrella our landscape seems to cry out for more TLC. Don’t forget to water your trees and shrubs and remove those weeds that seem to always pop up through the granite. In addition to the temperatures rising in the 100+ range, many residents have the opportunity to escape from the heat for an extended period of time. If you are one of the fortunate, you might think about having someone, like a neighbor, watch your property to ensure you do not have any plants that are dying, your automatic water drip system is working properly, trash and recycle cans are stored away properly behind a wall out of sight or perhaps even in your garage.

>>> reminder

ACH Debit Date By Eddie Abeyta, Community Patrol Lead

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CH Assessment Withdrawal Payments  Your ACH Assessment payments will be debited from your account on the 6th of the month starting in January 2015.  Click ‘ACH’ to read more details. 

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You may also have your neighbor be a contact person for you in case an emergency situation happens on your property, such as a water leak or downed trees from the heavy winds we experience during our monsoon season. When you decide to spruce up your front landscaping with ornamental type decorations and/or shrubs, trees and accent plants, review the design guidelines and approved plant list in the Estrella Community Handbook located on www.lifeinestrella.com, or contact the HOA office to make sure your choice of decorations and vegetation are approved.


June Meetings Budget/Finance No meeting in June

Landscape

Thursday, June 5, 2014, 10:00 am

Communications

Thursday, June 5, 2014, 5:00 pm

Fireside Chat

Thursday, June 12, 2014, 6:00 pm RSVP required

Social

Monday, June 16, 2014, 5:00 pm

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Trails

No meeting in June

Board of Directors

Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 6:30 pm

SAVE THE DATE Wild About the WaterPark Grand Opening Party A Surprise Helicopter Landing! Saturday, June 7th, 11:00am

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Children of all ages are welcome to stop by and visit with the crew of PHI Airmedical. Bring your June Life In Estrella Magazine to have autographed by the crew.

ENO – Estrella Night Out Poolside Saturday, June 21st, 7:00pm

Food, drinks and dancing to a DJ with your tropical favorites.

Dive In Movie Saturday, June 28th, Sundown Fireworks Return to Estrella! July 3rd, N Lake Sponsorship opportunities are available for this huge event. Contact KMcIlhenny@ccmcnet.com.

Karaoke at ENO – Estrella Night Out Saturday, Aug. 16th, 7:00pm Estrella’s Annual Meeting Tuesday, Sept. 23rd, 6:30pm More prizes than ever!

Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial The Moving Wall Thursday, Oct. 2nd – 6th

Sponsorship opportunities are available for this once in a lifetime event in Estrella. Contact communications@ lifeinestrella.com for more details.

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>>> Community Operations & Business

Attention Estrella Community Association (ECA)

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by Sharon Thunstedt, Administrative Coordinatpr

he Estrella Community Association will be electing two residents to the Board of Directors in September. Your neighborhood Voting Member is responsible for voting in the election. To date, seven (7) neighborhoods have not had a volunteer step forward to serve as the Voting Member. If you are interested in representing your neighborhood, applications are available in the Document Library on www.lifeinestrella.com, or at the Community Services Office and Starpointe Residents Club. Neighborhood Voting Members and Alternates serve an important role in the community and help ensure the quality of life that residents in Estrella have come to enjoy.

ECA Neighborhoods Not Represented: The Trails Parcel 8 The Summit Parcel 9 Oasis Parcel 55 Spanish Bay Parcel 55 Lakeview II Parcel 56A Legends I Parcel 62/64 Legends II Parcel 62/64

WaterPark Updates By Eric Holmgren, Club & Program Manager

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WaterPark gets new umbrellas Eleven new umbrellas have been added to our large pool deck.  This will allow residents who are seeking shaded areas to enjoy the pool on those very hot and sunny days. 

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>>> Community Operations & Business

Candidates Sought: Estrella Community Association Board by Sharon Thunstedt, Administrative Coordinatpr

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he ECA Nominating Committee is seeking candidates wishing to serve on the Board. The Estrella Community Association (ECA) will elect two residents to the Board of Directors in September. As a Board Member, you will represent your community in a key leadership position. Although you may have prior experience serving on one or more boards in either the business world or non-profit organizations, there are certain aspects of community association governance that are quite unique. Being a Board Member is a volunteer position. The Board of Directors is responsible for overseeing the maintenance of all common areas and any amenities located within your community. The primary job of the

Board is to stay connected to and be representative of the entire community that they represent. The Board of Directors meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month. Executive Sessions start at 5:30 PM and the Board meetings begin at 6:30 PM, typically lasting a couple hours. If you are interested in serving on the ECA Board, please complete the application online at www. lifeinestrella.com located in the Document Library or stop by the Community Services Office or Starpointe to pick up an application.

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>>> DEVELOPER’S CORNER

Top 10 Reasons to Call Estrella Home Submitted by Newland Communities

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rizona; The Grand Canyon State. Known for the great weather, abundance of recreational opportunities and geographic diversity; it’s why so many people move from other parts of the country to call it home. We could go on and on about the attributes of our great state and more specifically, we could go on and on about what makes Estrella one of the best places to live. Let us share our top 10 reasons to call Estrella home.

Estrella Yacht Club Open Friday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Yacht Club offers free boat rentals and residents are encouraged to take advantage of the unique opportunity to enjoy sailing in the desert. (Beginners can even take a free sailing class.)

Our residents Let’s speak about the people. Especially with so many coming from different places. They are what make the community unique and special.

Location Just 17 miles West of downtown Phoenix, Estrella is located close enough to the heart of the city to commute or enjoy a more urban lifestyle, but far enough to provide what many of our residents call a “decompression zone” and offer an oasis outside the hustle and bustle of big city life.

Home Selection With a variety of new homebuilders in the community offering an assortment of state-of-the-art, energyefficient homes, you’ll have an array of options and design choices to customize the home for the way you live. For those looking to build the home of their dreams, custom home sites are also available. From diverse neighborhood streetscapes to inviting gathering places, Estrella has a little something for everyone.

Community Life From Yacht Club Socials and ENO – Estrella Night Out, to large events such as the Lakeside Farmers Market, Annual Easter Eggstravaganza and Winterfest Celebration, Estrella is always bustling with activity. Estrella also hosts several arts and cultural events throughout the year including the annual “Ballet Under the Stars” performance by Ballet Arizona, this year’s Goodyear Lakeside Music Fest and a variety of community music and arts events.

Starpointe Residents Club The living room of the community, the 24,400-squarefoot club is home to amenities catering to all ages. Some of the most popular features include the StarSplash WaterPark, a heated lap pool, library, state-of-the-art fitness center and the open to the public, Starpointe Café.

Outstanding Education Estrella’s three highly rated schools - Westar and Estrella Mountain Elementary Schools and Estrella Foothills High School - offer students a stimulating challenge close to home. And for those early years, Phoenix Children’s Academy offers Infants, Preschool and Pre-K curriculum and activities.

Golf Club of Estrella Open to the public, the Golf Club of Estrella has been recognized by Golfweek as one of the 2013 “Best Courses You Can Play.” The 7,102-yard, par 72 championship Nicklaus Design course offers challenging play for golfers of all levels. In addition to the top-notch personalized service the Club is known for, you’ll receive all the extras - like resident pricing and assorted golf package options.

Star Tower Designated as a “dark sky” community, Estrella is a great place to see the stars. The 50-foot spiralshaped observatory was designed to resemble the Milky Way constellation and pays tribute to the area’s many historical stargazing cultures.

Outdoor Activities Estrella offers residents 72 acres of lakes, more than 20 miles of paths and trails for walking, hiking and mountain biking and 500 acres of community parks and open recreation space.

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Did we miss something? Visit our Facebook page to tell us what you love most about Estrella. Starpointe - https://www.facebook.com/starpointe Newland Communities - https://www.facebook.com/ EstrellaAZLife


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LANDSCAPE >>>sNIPPETS

Keys to Summertime Lawn Health: Aerating

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By Four Peaks Landscape Management, Inc.

une is a good time to work on your bermuda lawn. Keeping your lawn green may be a challenge when it is so hot outside. By taking some important steps now to encourage the growth of your lawn you will be able to keep it green while using only the amount of water necessary to keep it that way. If you have not done so already, aerating the lawn is a great way to loosen up the soil and allow oxygen, nutrients and water to penetrate our compacted soils. An aerator is a machine that will remove small cores of soil in your lawn. Some machines use a shatter tine to slice the ground. This equipment is available at most rental centers and if you get a few neighbors together to aerate their lawns at the same time you can all share in the cost of the rental. Before you plan on aerating you should be sure to water your lawn very heavily to soften the soil, which will allow for greater penetration of the tines in the soil.

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After you aerate you will have plugs of turf and soil all over the turf. One way to handle the plugs is to wait a day or two until they dry out and then you can run your mower over the cores pulverizing them so that they become part of your lawn to help add nutrients. You can also rake them up and remove them. Apply a balanced fertilizer to the lawn and water it. You will see results very quickly. Watch your heat sensitive plants at this time of year. High temperatures and low humidity will affect some plants. A good way to help the plants survive is to apply a layer of mulch around the plants to help keep the root zone cool. This is good for roses and some trees that struggle during this time of year. Make sure you are getting enough water to your landscape without overwatering. Remember to check the soil around trees and shrubs as a guide to how frequently you irrigate.


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>>> celebrating estrella

PHI Airmedical Serving the Valley & Beyond

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By Brad Stockwell, Estrella Resident and Shirley Robertson, Communications Coordinator

t’s a bird, it’s a plane, No, it’s Brad and the crew of PHI Airmedical helicopter flying over Estrella. Brad Stockwell is an Estrella resident and a Line Pilot for PHI Airmedical, Buckeye division, a business unit of Petroleum Helicopters Inc. (PHI). PHI is one of the world’s leading helicopter companies with services to the offshore Oil and Gas, Onshore Mining, International, Airmedical and Technical Services industries. Brad has been a professional helicopter pilot for 45 years and is proud to be a Vietnam Veteran, where he served in the U.S. Army as a Chief Warrant Officer. 

Photo by Dave Finley

Throughout his career, Brad has flown for PHI in Louisiana and Africa. He retired from Saudi Aramco, the oil company of Saudi Arabia. Brad and his wife of 42 years, Georgia, lived in Saudi Arabia for 10 years before settling in the Estrella community.  They are originally from Shelton, Washington and they are proud parents to two daughters, Molly Stockley and son in law, Bob, who reside in Goodyear, and Sarah Scott of Phoenix.  They are honored to be grandparents to Jackson (3) and Jacob (8 months) Stockley and Sadie Jane Scott (4).

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The crewmembers of PHI are Steve Romano, (mechanic and Estrella resident), Michael Hart (nurse) and Tim Freund (medic). Their normal crews consist of a pilot, nurse and medic. The PHI Airmedical crews are on call 24 hours every day with their headquarters in Phoenix. The unbelievable crews cover the whole country and have an operation flying air medical team in Saudi Arabia. Estrella is glad to have PHI Airmedical bring their bright yellow helicopter to kick off the 2014 season of The WaterPark at Starpointe. Children of all ages are welcome to come out on Saturday, June 7 at 11:00am to meet the crew, listen to a presentation on water safety, receive some free gifts and view the helicopter. Bring your June edition of Life In Estrella to the WaterPark event and get autographs from the crew! If you want to learn more about PHI Airmedical and become a member (just in case you ever need air medical evacuation), please visit their website at http://www.phiairmedical.com.


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Estrella Honors Vietnam Veterans

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By Shirley Robertson, Communications Coordinator

he Moving Wall, coming to Estrella on October 2-6, 2014, is the half-size replica of the Washington, DC Vietnam Veterans Memorial and has been touring the country for almost 30 years. When John Devitt attended the 1982 dedication in Washington, he felt the positive power of The Wall. He vowed to share that experience with those who did not have the opportunity to go to Washington. John, Norris Shears, Gerry Haver and other Vietnam veteran volunteers built The Moving Wall. It went on display for the first time in Tyler, Texas in October of 1984. Two structures of The Moving Wall now travel the US from April through November, spending about a week at each site. Estrella will host The Moving Wall on October 2nd – 6th at Starpointe Residents Club. If you are a Vietnam Veteran and/or have a family member’s name that is on The Moving Wall and would like to share your experience, photos (JPEG format 300 dpi or better) or would like your name, rank and the year(s) you served listed in the magazine, please forward that information to Shirley Robertson at communications@ LifeInEstrella.com or 623.386.1112. All information will be considered for placement in the special

commemorative keepsake edition of Life In Estrella Magazine and will be available on www.LifeInEstrella. com. Businesses throughout the Valley will enjoy being involved in this once-in-a-lifetime commemoration through advertising and sponsorship. Sponsorship will offer access to thousands of Arizona Valley residents via our monthly publication of Life In Estrella Magazine, website (www.LifeInEstrella.com), bi-weekly E-Blast, lobby TV monitors and a special commemorative keepsake edition of Life In Estrella Magazine. Visit www.lifeinestrella.com to see how you and/or your business can be a sponsor for this oncein-a-lifetime event. If you are interested in making a donation for The Moving Wall, you may drop off or mail a check (payable to Veteran’s Memorial Wall) to the Estrella Community Services Office – 17665 W Elliot Rd., Goodyear, AZ 85338. Continue to check the website (www.LifeInEstrella. com) for more information about The Moving Wall coming to Estrella and visit these sites to learn more: http://www.themovingwall.org/ and http://www. themovingwall.org/docs/handbook.htm#brochures.

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>>> clubs & groups

Lacrosse, You Say? By West Valley Lacross Club

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acrosse you say? Yep! Lacrosse is the fastest growing youth sport in the country. In fact there is an organization – the West Valley Lacrosse Club, established in 2007 –that calls Estrella Foothills High School home. The team brings together players from all over the West Valley with players coming from schools that traditionally feed Estrella Foothills, Desert Edge, Millennium, Verrado and Buckeye High Schools. When in season, they practice and play home games at the Estrella Foothills High School. The West Valley Lacrosse Club, aka “The Wolves,” offer lacrosse for those in grades K-12 and fields youth, junior high and high school junior varsity and varsity teams. We currently have 65 players in the club at all levels, with about 30 at the younger and 35 at the high school level. Twelve of those kids are brand new to the club this year. Alumni of the club have gone on to play collegiately at the University of Arizona, California Lutheran  University  and Hendrix College. Next year the Wolves will send players to Arizona State University and San Diego State University to continue  their  education and play the game they love. According to US Lacrosse, a record total of 722,205 players competed on organized lacrosse teams in 2012, as reported in the annual US Lacrosse Participation Report. The growth rate from last year (683,730) was 5.5 percent, marking the ninth straight year of at least five percent growth. More than half of the participants (389,275) compete at the youth level, representing a 7.8 percent growth rate from 2011. Roughly 65 percent of the youth players are boys,

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but both genders have seen significant increases in participation in recent years. Over the last five years at the youth level, the number of boys playing has increased 62 percent and the number of girls playing has increased 61 percent. Lacrosse continues to be the fastest-growing sport at the high school level, and a total of 282,148 players competed in 2012. The Lacrosse season is classified as a winter sport for the youth and JHS teams, as they begin practice in December, with games starting the end of January and running through early March.  The high school team, however, overlaps two seasons.  Practice starts in January, with games starting the last weekend in February and running through the playoffs in May. The lacrosse club also offers two instructional leagues, one in the spring and one in the fall. The instructional league is a six-week season where players have the opportunity to  enhance  their  fundamental skills and play a game on Sunday afternoons in order to learn the game and to continue to develop their skills. The spring league session starts in mid-April and runs until mid to end of May. The fall session starts in October and runs until the week before Thanksgiving.  The session is broken up into one hour of drills followed by an inter-squad game to help further develop real game situations. This spring, the team is excited to add a girl’s program to the club, having received an equipment grant from the Arizona Chapter of US Lacrosse last year. For more information on the West Valley Lacrosse Club, visit www.estrellalax.com.


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>>> >>>ESTRELLA’S eSTrellA’S SCRAPBOOK SCrApbooK sponsored by

Send Us Your Photos! If you have photos* of you and your family enjoying Estrella and all it has to offer

Send Us Your Photos! and you’d like to see them in your official community magazine, send them via If you have photos* of you and your family enjoying Estrella and all it has to offer and you’d like to see them in your official community magazine, send them via email to: LifeInEstrellaMagazine@Gmail.com. Be sure to include full names and email to: LifeInEstrellaMagazine@Gmail.com. Be sure to include full names and what it is that you’re doing in the picture. *Photos must have a resolution of at least 300 dots per inch (dpi) to be considered for print.

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>>>goodyear police department

Spotlight on Community Policing with Chief Geier

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By Lisa Kutis, PIO, City of Goodyear Police Department

olice Chief, Jerry Geier started with the Goodyear Police Department in January 2012. He came to Goodyear from the City of Yuma where he was Police Chief for 3 years. During his 31 year tenure in Law Enforcement, Chief Geier has served as Director of the State of Florida, Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco as well as a member of the Orange County and Osceola County Sheriff’s Offices in Florida and Butler County Sheriff’s office in Ohio. Chief Geier holds a Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice Administration and a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminology. He is one of the less than 1% of Law Enforcement Administrators worldwide having graduated from the FBI National Academy in Quantico, VA. Since becoming the Police Chief in Goodyear, there have been many accomplishments under his leadership. A few of these improvements are outlined below. • Funding has been secured for a new property and evidence building which includes purchase and tenant improvements • New 911 Telecommunications opened May 2014

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• New PD Operations Building has been approved in the Capital Improvement Plan with projected opening in 2016 • Enhanced Community Services Unit – expanded by 50% which allows for increased Community Policing programs such as: School substations, Lids on Kids, Volunteers in Police Services (VIPS) • New positions over the next two fiscal years to include: Officers, Property Officer, Forensic Technician. Several positions already added include: Public Information Officer, Crime Analyst, additional records clerks. • Reorganization – New structure, new divisions – making the department more efficient and effective by increasing communication and accountability • Restructured K-9 Unit, one additional officer and 2 new dogs

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• New Narcotics Unit • Police Assistant Program - two assistants providing enhanced patrol in Goodyear • Black/White visibility

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• Formal audit of Property and Evidence Chief Geier came to the Goodyear Police Department with the goal of improving department policies and restructuring the organization, which not only ensures transparency and superior service to the citizens, but also has improved employee moral within the department. He has made positive changes that have enhanced quality of life in Goodyear through community policing programs, which in turn, has contributed to a lower crime rate, making Goodyear a very desirable place to live and work. 


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Goodyear Police Earn Top Law Enforcement Awards By Lisa Kutis, PIO, City of Goodyear Police Department

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n Monday, April 28, 2014, Goodyear Police Chief, Jerry Geier, recognized three of Goodyear Police Department’s finest for their accomplishment of successfully graduating from three of the country’s top academies in specialized law enforcement training. Deputy Chief Jeff Rogers, Lieutenant Jimmy Rodriguez and Lieutenant James Hernandez are three individuals who join the ranks of the top 1% in law enforcement, exemplifying the professionalism of the Goodyear Police Department. Each successfully completed 10 weeks of specialized training at their respective academies. These individuals gained professional skills and knowledge that will transfer directly to their leadership positions at Goodyear PD. This will prove to be invaluable in better serving the community.” Deputy Chief Jeff Rogers Deputy Chief Jeff Rogers graduated from the 130th Administrative Officers Course at the Southern Police Institute in Louisville, KY., where he was named Dean’s Scholar at University of Louisville for fall 2013. The Southern Police Institute is one of the top 3 Police Command Schools in the country. The 130th AOC consisted of courses to include:  Legal Aspects of Criminal Justice Management, Criminal Justice Leadership, Police Budgeting, Managing Organizational Performance, Police Training Programs, and Police Administration.  The 130th AOC session was held from August 12 – November 8, 2013 and was comprised of 47 police administrators representing 21 different states as well as the Country of Turkey. The courses completed by Deputy Chief Rogers earned 12 credit hours toward his Master of Science in Justice Administration degree.

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Lt. Jimmy Rodriguez

Lieutenant Jimmy Rodriguez On March 28, 2014, after ten weeks of intensive training, Lieutenant Jimmy Rodriguez of the Goodyear Police Department graduated from the 256th session of the FBI National Academy Program at Quantico, Virginia. The class consisted of 221 law enforcement officers representing 47 states and 23 international countries. The FBI National Academy, internationally known for its academic excellence, offers ten weeks of advanced investigative, management, and fitness training. Lt. Rodriguez was one of only four Command Staff Officers selected from the State of Arizona to participate in this specialized academy. In addition, less than 1% of all Law Enforcement Officers worldwide have been selected to attend the FBI National Academy. As an additional benefit to the City of Goodyear, the cost of tuition, room, board and travel are all borne by the FBI. As a result of his participation, Lt. Rodriguez earned credit from the University of Virginia. Lieutenant James Hernandez Goodyear Police Lieutenant, James Hernandez, graduated from Northwestern University’s Center for Public Safety in November 2013, earning 6 University credits. By attending the intense ten-week long School of Police Staff and Command at Northwestern University, Lt. Hernandez received valued specialized training in 27 core areas, which encompass Police Training, Management Training, and Executive Development. The Goodyear Police Department values professional development for its members and is confident that Lt. Hernandez will use his new skills and knowledge to benefit the organization through his leadership position.

Deputy Chief Jeff Rogers

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Goodyear Rated as Safe, Good Place to Live

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By Mayor Georgia Lord, City of Goodyear

he Goodyear City Council reviewed the results of a citizen survey during a work session on Monday, when councilmembers said it can be used as a guide to decide where to put future resources.

“We want to make sure Goodyear is not a place where you have to live but a place where you want to live and are glad that you do,” Mayor Lord added. To view the full results of the survey, visit http://www. goodyearaz.gov/DocumentCenter/View/15498

The survey, conducted on the city’s behalf by the National Research Center in Boulder, Colo., was mailed to 3,000 randomly-selected residents. It sought public input to questions relating to quality of life, the caliber of services residents are receiving, and opinion of its local government. The survey was conducted earlier this year and reveals that nearly everyone likes living in Goodyear – 95 percent of the residents who answered the poll classified Goodyear as a good place to live. And 95 percent would recommend it as a place to live. Ninety-one percent of the residents are happy with the overall quality of life, the city government, and its services. “The results are very pleasing to say the least,” said Goodyear Mayor Georgia Lord. “The answers of the 748 who responded not only let us know how you feel about living here, but also will help us identify areas we can improve.” Ninety two percent feel safe in their neighborhood, citing that in part to strong public safety forces. Goodyear’s fire and emergency services received a 95 and 94 percent approval rating, respectively; and the police department received an 88 percent. Every two to three years, the city conducts this survey that also identifies demographics and establishes benchmarks to compare to other cities. When the next citizens’ survey is done, it will serve as an analysis for revealing trends.

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Mayor Georgia Lord presents award to art contest winners.


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Goodyear Police Dept. Receives Grant for Segways

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he Goodyear Police Department purchased two new Segways as the result of grant funding. The X2 Patroller models are equipped with offroad tires and can reach a top speed of 13 MPH. These Segways are able to travel a distance of 12 miles on a single charge. The advantages of the Segway include: increased visibility because officers are able to see over the top of crowds; officers are able to cover more patrol area in less time; these vehicles are a great PR tool and are able to go into areas not readily accessible by other patrol vehicles. Since taking possession of the Segways in February 2014 they have been seen at several community events including the Tale of Two Cities event, the Sky Kids event at the Goodyear Airport, the Desert Thunder Elementary Safety Fair, the STEM School fieldtrip and parent event at the Ballpark. They were also used for patrol at the spring training games at the Goodyear Ballpark. The Goodyear Police Department expects to get much from these Segways and views them as a valuable tool in public safety.

The City of Goodyear Safety Links for Estrella Residents http://www.lifeinestrella.com/images/customers/461583/docs/ CITY%20OF%20GOODYEAR%20SAFETY%20LINKS.PDF

Photo by Tony Pignone

By Lisa Kutis, PIO, City of Goodyear Police Department

Officer Webster

The City of Goodyear Police Department has provided Estrella with a list of websites that have important information on safety. Either click ‘Safety’ to view the sites online or visit www.lifeinestrella.com.

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>>> residents CLUB

Upcoming Events June 2014 Story Time at Starpointe

First Thursday of every month, June 5th – FREE 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Join us on the 1st Thursday of every month for Story Time with your little ones. We will be reading, If You Give A Pig A Pancake by Laura Numeroff. Chaos is the order of the day when an accommodating little girl tries to keep up with the whims of a busy little pig. One thing leads to another when you give a pig a pancake. After the story you will make your own pig puppet friend to take home! This is a FREE event- no advance sign-up required.   Hope to see you all there!

Wild About the WaterPark – WaterPark Season Grand Opening Bash Saturday, June 7th, 11:00 a.m. FREE – Must obtain a wrist band to enter StarSplash WaterPark

Estrella Coffee Social

Every Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. $3 per Adult and $2 for Children

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Enjoy coffee and a continental breakfast while getting to know your neighbors at the weekly Estrella Coffee Social. The cost to enter this event is $3 per person for Adults and $2 for children. We are always looking for volunteers to help with this weekly event. If you are interested in volunteering, please sign up at The Volunteer Spot at www.lifeinestrella.com.

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Summer is here and it is time to play at StarSplash WaterPark! Our season will kick off with a super exciting helicopter landing. PHI Airmedical will be landing their beautiful helicopter just outside the WaterPark. Be sure to bring your cameras to take pictures of the crew and bright yellow helicopter. The kids will get to check it out while receiving an ever so important reminder about water safety. There will be games and prizes too! Starpointe Café will be selling lunch boxes that include a hot dog, chips and small bottle of water for $5. Goodyear Fire is providing water safety gift bags for parents. Get your wrist band today from Starpointe Front Desk, so you can enter the event through the VIP express lane – no lines! (Expect lines for wrist bands the day of). Guests at this event under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult, 16 years or older, at all times.

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Mary Ann Brungardt, Starpointe Front Desk Lead

Stay connected with www.LifeinEstrella.com and Starpointe Facebook

As a resident of Estrella, you are encourageddrinks to register on www.LifeinEstrella.com, our community website for Estrella will include a “Root Beer Float” made with root beer and residents. Registration is simple, and will provide you with the full benefits of www.LifeinEstrella.com, including e-Blasts cream flavored vodka, and a Chocolate Shake, which is very for community events and important HOA information. Don’t miss out on this important form of communication in Estrella. similar to a mudslide with Kahlua and Bailey’s Irish Cream. We Register on the site and get an email sent directly to your personal email account. Don’t worry, the email list will be private will also offer beer wine and a variety of sodas. and used only for community related events and information.

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We are expecting a full crowd for this evening of music, cars, and fun so please purchase your wristbands in advance. The cost is $15 per resident, which includes dinner, dancing and


Trivia Night

Monday, June 9th, 6:30 p.m. Starpointe Residents Club – $5 in Advance

We had 18 teams signed up for last month’s Trivia night. It is sure to be a night filled with laughter. You can be a part of the fun too. Get your 4-person team together and get ready to show off your knowledge at this month’s Live Trivia Night. Do you have what it takes to beat the May champions, Always Here. Come out and challenge your neighbors with three rounds that include general knowledge, history, geography and entertainment. The cost is $5 per person if you register in advance, or $8 the day of the event. Papa John’s Pizza, salad, water, and soda will be provided. Due to space we are limited to 22 teams so please sign up early!

BINGO Potluck Style

Thursday, June 19th 6:00pm Potluck – 6:30pm Games Begin Starpointe Residents Club

Looking for a fun evening with fellow residents, a potluck dinner and a chance to win big bucks? B.I.N.G.O! Starpointe will be hosting monthly Bingo Night “potluck” style. Bring your favorite dish to share. Water, soda and coffee will be provided. The potluck begins at 6:00 pm and Bingo games will start promptly at 6:30 pm. The cost is $5 per card for 10 rounds (additional cards are $5). You must be 21 to play and win. The Pre-Schooners Club will be open for your children to enjoy during the games. See you there!

Cocktails and Conversation is now: ENO - Estrella Night Out

All the great things about C and C are now rolled in to a new, fresh, fun night out in Estrella!

Pool Dance Party!* Saturday, June 21st , 7:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. Starpointe Residents Club Pool $15 for dinner, drinks and dancing

There is no better place to be in June than poolside! We will be rockin’ and rollin’, splishin’ and splashin’. Our DJ will take you to the tropics with the sounds of Jimmy Buffet and the Beach Boys while you cool off by the pool with an icy Pina Colada. Beer and wine will also be served with scrumptious kabobs and cool salads. You must be 21 years of age to attend. Deadline to purchase tickets is Wednesday, June 18th at 4:00p.m. $15 per Adult resident, guest fees apply. Minimum of 75. Maximum of 150. *Note the pool will close at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 21st to prepare for this event.

Dive In Movie – Frozen (rated PG)* Saturday, June 28th , Gates open 7:15 p.m. $2 advance/$5 day of

Fearless optimist Anna sets off on an epic journey, teaming up with rugged mountain man Kristoff and his loyal reindeer Sven, to find her sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. Encountering Everestlike conditions, mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman named Olaf, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom. Purchase your wristbands in advance for $2 or pay $5 the day of the event. The hot dog stand will be selling hot dogs with all the fixings and drinks. Pool noodles are allowed and normal pool rules apply. Children younger than 14 must be accompanied by an adult. This film is rated PG. Minimum 100 to hold the event, maximum 400 tickets. *Note the pool will close at 6:30 p.m. June 28th to prepare for this event.

SAVE THE DATE Fireworks return to Estrella with music by The Rave! July 3rd

Food trucks will be on site, so bring your appetite! Leave the car at home! Residents who walk to the event will be given free glow items from Estrella Mountain Pest Control. First come; First serve. Business sponsorship opportunities are available.

Dive In Movie August 2nd

Karaoke August 16th

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starpointe >>> residents CLUB

Meet Personal Trainer Matthew Johnson By Matthew Johnson

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ASM-certified exercise specialist Matthew Johnson is offering Sports Performance Training to the Youth in our community. Possessing close to 20 years of coaching experience in various sports and performance training, as well as a strong educational background with a BS in sport administration from Lock Haven University and a MS in Exercise Science and Health Promotion with an emphasis in Sport Psychology from California University of Pennsylvania, Johnson offers a wealth of knowledge and experience that can benefit youth athletes. Matthew holds certifications as a specialist in corrective exercise, performance enhancement and fitness nutrition through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. He now offers individual and small group training sessions to clients in the Estrella community and surrounding areas. Coach Johnson has worked at the youth club, as well as collegiate levels and is currently the head coach of swimming, girl’s basketball and boy’s track and field at Estrella Foothills High School. Although he has been part of five state championship teams, his most noted work has come through his individualized training programs that have developed All American and All State athletes, multiple individual state champs, and helped numerous student athletes earn collegiate scholarships. Coach has focused this particular sports performance program on youth athletes 5th-8th grade who have a love for sport and a desire to take their performance to the next level. The program is

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designed to help introduce clients to proper strength training techniques, prepare them for high school athletics and begin them on the right path toward peak performance. A typical training routine will consist of four steps: 1) Self-Myofascial Release, Static Stretching Techniques and Cardiovascular Conditioning; 2) Core Development, Balance and Plyometric Exercises; 3) Total Body Resistance Training; and 4) Speed, Agility and Quickness drills. Training sessions are available for either individuals or small groups of two-five people, but they are by appointment only, so please contact Mr. Johnson to schedule your sessions and discuss pricing options. Sports performance sessions can be arranged for most Mondays and Wednesdays from 8-8:50 p.m. or Fridays from 6-6:50 p.m. at The Starpointe Residents Club in Estrella Mountain Ranch.


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CALENDAR June 2014 Sun

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2 1pm Bridge

11am Motorcycle Group

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1pm Bridge 6:30pm Trivia

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1pm Bridge 5pm Social Committee Meeting

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8am Estrella Business Group 1pm Sisters in Stitches 7pm Estrella Economy Investment Group

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6pm Arts of Estrella 7pm Heartbeat of Estrella

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6:30pm Board of Directors Meeting

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9:30am Playgroup 1pm Poker 1pm Ladies of the Lake 6pm Bridge 7pm Democratic Group NO Budget/Finance Meeting Tonight

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9:30am Playgroup 10am Book Club 1pm Poker 6pm Bridge 6:30pm Voting Member Meeting

9:30am Playgroup 1pm Poker 6pm Bridge 7pm Photo Club

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9am Crafts & Stuff 10am Landscape Committee Meeting 10:30am Story Time 5pm Communications Committee Meeting 6pm Games, Games, Games 7pm Photo Group

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9am Crafts & Stuff 6pm Games, Games, Games 6pm Fireside Chat

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9am Crafts & Stuff 6pm Games, Games, Games 6pm BINGO 6pm AEFP

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1pm Quiddler 6pm Games, Games, Games

8:30am Estrella Coffee Social 1pm Bridge

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8:30am Estrella Coffee Social 1pm Bridge

8:30am Estrella Coffee Social 1pm Bridge

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11am Wild about the WaterPark Party - PHI Airmedical Helicopter Landing

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9am Car Club 10am VIT 11am Travel Club Noon FREE Sailing Classes

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7:30pm (ENO) Pool Dance Party

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7:30pm Dive-In Movie

Starpointe Residents Club 17665 W. Elliot Road, Goodyear, AZ 85338 623.386.1949

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Thursday Monday – Thursday Starpointe Residents Club Friday Friday 17665 W Elliot Rd. Saturday Saturday Operating Hours: Sunday Sunday Monday – Thursday

5:00am – 9:00pm 623.386.1949 5:00am – 8:00pm 8:00am – 7:00pm 10:00am 7:00pm 5:00am ––9:00pm

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Friday

5:00am – 8:00pm

Youth Club 623.386.1949 Slides & Big Dipper Hours Saturday 8:00am – 7:00pm Operating Hours: Monday 11:00am Sunday – Friday 10:00am –– 7:00pm 7:00pm Mon-Thurs 2:00-6:00pm Saturday & Sunday 11:00am – 6:30pm Fri - Sun Youth Club 1:00-6:00pm 623.386.1949 Youth Club 623.386.1949 Operating Hours: Yacht ClubHours: 623.386.3411 Operating Mon-Thurs 2:00-6:00pm Fri-Sun 9am - Dusk Monday 1:00pm – 5:00pm Fri - Sun– Sunday 1:00-6:00pm Yacht Club 623.386.3411 Club 623.386.3411 COMMUNITY PATROL 602.329.0462 Friday 9am - Dusk Fri-Sun– Sunday 9am - Dusk

COMMUNITY COMMUNITY PATROL PATROL

602.329.0462 602.329.0462

Community Patrol Lead Edward Aboyta

HOA CONTACT 623.386.1112 Community Services 623.386.1112 Hours 800.274.3165 After Hours 800.274.3165 FAX 623.386.5788 FAX 623.386.5788 HOA CONTACT Office Hours: Community Services 623.386.1112 Monday – Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm After Hours 800.274.3165 FAX Capital Consultants Management Office Hours: Corp. (CCMC) Management Corp. (CCMC) Monday – Friday

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GOVERNMENT Control Animal Control 602.506.7387 Hall 623.932.3910 City Hall 623.932.3910 Compliance Code Compliance 623.882.7815 GOVERNMENT Department Finance Department 623.932.3015 Animal Control 602.506.7387 Yuma) 623.882.9143 Post Office (Estrella Pkwy & Yuma) City Hall 623.932.3910 Relations Public Relations 623.882.7820 Code Compliance 623.882.7815 Works 623.932.3010 Public Works 623.932.3010 Finance Department 623.932.3015 Dept. Pkwy & Yuma) 602.942.3000 State Wildlife Dept. Post Office (Estrella 623.882.9143 Public Relations FIRE MEDICAL / FIRE Public Works Emergencies State Wildlife Dept. Non-Emergency Police Non-Emergency Non-Emergency Fire Department MEDICAL / FIRENon-Emergency Center Poison Control Center Emergencies Hospital West Hospital PoliceValley Non-Emergency Fire Department Non-Emergency MISCELLANEOUS Poison Control Center Estrella Golf of Hospital Estrella WestClub Valley Grill Players Grill Cafe’ Starpointe Cafe’ MISCELLANEOUS Market Elliot Market Golf Club of Estrella

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Players Grill 623.386.2600 RELIGIOUS SERVICES Starpointe Cafe’ 623.986.8662 Church Estrella Mountain Church 623.386.0300 Elliot Market 623.386.2111 Estrella Foothills Community Church 602.363.7857 Church 602.363.7857 RELIGIOUS SERVICES SCHOOLS Estrella Mountain Church 623.386.0300 Estrella Elementary 623.327.2820 Elementary Estrella Foothills Community Church 623.327.2820 602.363.7857 Westar Elementary Elementary 623.327.2840 623.327.2840 Estrella Foothills H.S. or 623.327.2470 H.S. 623.327.2400 623.327.2470 SCHOOLS

Estrella Elementary 623.327.2820 UTILITIES Westar Elementary 623.327.2840 APS 602.371.7171 APS 602.371.7171 Estrella Foothills H.S. 623.327.2400 or 623.327.2470 Southwest Gas Company 602.861.1999 Company City of Goodyear – UTILITIES Water, Sewer & Trash 623.932.3010 Trash APS 602.371.7171 Southwest Gas Company 602.861.1999 New Home & Custom Lot New Home & Custom Lot City of Goodyear – Information 623.386.1000 Information 623.386.1000 Water, Sewer & Trash 623.932.3010

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JUNE 2014

SUMMER FUN AT THE ESTRELLA YOUTH CLUB Exciting things are happening this summer at the Estrella Youth Club! Located at Starpointe, the Youth Club helps Estrella kids fight off summer boredom by providing a fun, safe environment to keep them busy. This year, the club will host a variety of summer activities that may include basketball tournaments, gaming competitions, pool parties and social get-togethers. For a complete schedule of events and activities, visit lifeinestrella.com. The Youth Club offers children, ages ten and up, a cool place to hangout – younger children are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult. Fully equipped with pool tables, air hockey, foosball, ping pong, karaoke, PS3, Xbox and Wii, as well as full-size arcade games, it’s a great place for our younger residents to play and meet other kids…free of charge! During summer months, the Youth Club is open seven days a week from 1 to 5 p.m. Remember to bring your Estrella ID card for entry or call 623-386-1949 for more information.

JUST BEYOND ESTRELLA The City of Goodyear will be hosting its annual “Dry Heat” comedy nights at Goodyear Community Park on June 7 and August 9 from 8 to 10 p.m. The event is free and open to the public, just bring a blanket or lawn chair and your favorite snacks and enjoy performances from some of the funniest comedians in the Valley. The City of Goodyear’s free Star-Spangled 4th celebration will be held at Goodyear Ballpark on July 4 from 6 to 10 p.m. The event will feature live music, food vendors and fun kids’ activities. For more information on these events and a full list of community happenings, visit goodyearaz.gov. If it’s sports that you love, then check this out. It’s baseball season! Stop by Chase Field to see the Arizona Diamondbacks in action. A full schedule of games can be found at arizona.diamondbacks.mlb.com. Football fans are also

in luck this summer as the Arizona Cardinals will now host training camp at the University of Phoenix Stadium. A schedule of events can be found on the team’s website: azcardinals.com. Summer is a great time to visit indoor, air-conditioned, facilities and the Valley is home to many great museums and seasonal exhibits including the Phoenix Art Museum, Heard Museum, Arizona Science Center and The Children’s Museum of Phoenix. Many of these locations host special summer camps such as the Heard’s BUILD! Toy Brick Art and brick-building workshop. Appropriate for kids ages 7-13, the classes will be held every week in June. The Phoenix Art Museum will keep its popular Hollywood Costume exhibit on display through July 6 and the Developing Photographic Books exhibit will run through mid-August.

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We invite you to discover Estrella – featuring 72-acres of lakes; the Starpointe Residents Club; 18-hole championship golf course; two K-8 schools and one high school; parks, trails and open space; a collection of distinctive builders and spectacular custom homesites. Brokers welcome.*

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(623) 386-1000 (623) 386-1949 (623) 386-3411 (623) 386-2600

AV HOMES • ROSEWOOD HOMES • T.W. LEWIS by DAVID WEEKLEY HOMES • WILLIAM RYAN HOMES NNP III – Estrella Mountain Ranch, LLC is the owner/creator of the Estrella Community and has limited responsibility to persons buying directly from them only to the development of certain infrastructure improvements. Homebuilders (“Builders”), unaffiliated with Owner or its affiliates (collectively, “Owner Companies”), are building homes in the Community. Owner Companies are not co-developing, co-building or a partner or joint venturer with such Builders. Owner Companies are in no way responsible for any obligations or representations of any of the Builders to third parties and/or home buyers, and Owner Companies shall incur no liability whatsoever nor have any obligations or liability to any home buyer regarding a home purchase from a Builder. Buyers of homes from any of the Builders waive, to the fullest extent permitted by law, any and all rights, claims, causes of action and other rights whatsoever against Owner Companies arising out of their purchase transaction with the Builders. Newland Communities solely acts as the property manager for the Community. The California Public Employees Retirement System (“CalPERS”) has an indirect interest in one of the members in Owner. Newland Communities and CalPERS are not a guarantor or party to any agreement and shall have no liability to the development or selling of homes or responsibility for any claims, issues. A complete list of disclaimer can be found at www.estrella.com. Certain properties may be registered with HUD, or may have registered components in the future as required pursuant to the Interstate Land Sales Full Disclosure Act. If such registration occurs, obtain the HUD Property Report, or its equivalent, required by Federal law and read it before signing anything. No Federal agency has judged the merits or value, if any, of this property. No guarantee can be made that development will proceed as described. THE CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF REAL ESTATE HAS NOT QUALIFIED, INSPECTED, OR EXAMINED THIS OFFERING. This is not intended to be an offer to sell nor a solicitation of offers to buy real estate in Estrella to residents of Connecticut, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, New York, New Jersey, and Oregon, or in any other jurisdiction where prohibited by law. • Prices, specifications, details and availability of Builder’s homes are subject to change without notice. All square footage is approximate. 2014 © Estrella. All rights reserved. Estrella is a trademark of NNP III-Estrella Mountain Ranch, LLC, and may not be copied, imitated or used, in whole or in part, without prior written permission.


Life in Estrella Magazine - June 2014  

Life in Estrella Magazine is the official community magazine of Estrella in beautiful Goodyear, AZ.

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