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7650 Town Square Way Reno, NV 89523

Somersett Owners Association


The Club at Town Center 7650 Town Square Way Reno, Nevada 89523 775-787-4500 CLUBHOUSE HOURS Monday through Friday: 5:30 am to 9 pm Saturday: 7 am to 9 pm Sunday: 7 am to 7 pm HOLIDAY CLOSURES Closed Thursday, November 24 Closed at 2 pm Saturday, December 24 Closed Sunday, December 25 Closed at 2 pm on Saturday, December 31 Closed Sunday, January 1 CANYON NINE 11 am to 4 pm, weather permitting 775-787-4500 x330 STAFF DIRECTORY Christina Cravens, CPT, CFI, CPO Club Manager x335 Jeanette Metz, CPO Private Events Director x320


November/December 2011 | Somersett Living

Somersett...It’s Great to Be Home! Whether you are a resident or just live nearby, Somersett has so much to offer the entire Reno community!

3 Community Events 4 Adult Programs 5 Resident Holiday Happenings 6

Kids’ Corner

7 Kids’ Club 8

15 Canyon Nine 16 Fitness Programs 22 Sierra Canyon

Lauren Stemmler Activities & Sports Director x327

Gabriel Grobben, CFL1 Sports Coordinator x316 Emily Eoff Activities Coordinator x317 SOMERSETT OWNERS ASSOCIATION Customer Care: 775-624-9152 On-Site Assistance: 775-787-4500 Melissa Ramsey, CMCA, CPO, CFPM Provisional Community Manager x332 Sean Stapleton Compliance Coordinator x322 SIERRA CANYON ASPEN LODGE Mike Aguilar, Executive Director 775-624-2900 Somersett Living newsletter is published by: Kathy Hess, Just Imagine Marketing and Design 775-746-4138;



20 SOA 23 November/December Calendar

Cris Novich, PGA Golf Director x333


Miscellaneous Kids’ Programs

14 Fitness Schedule & Classes


a note from the club... “The color of springtime is in the flowers, the color winter is in the imagination.


—Terri Guillemets

s we transition inside for our fall and winter exercise, we invite you to come to the Club and check out a fitness class you have yet to try. You never know what might grab your interest! Last Chance Workout is back every third Saturday of each month—it’s an intense two-hour workout with trainers Holly and Gabe. For the little ones, we will be offering Quick Start indoor tennis with our tennis pro John. In December, sign-ups will begin for the Somersett Basketball League. Spots fill up fast, so be sure to reserve yours. And, don’t forget about Adult Open Gym Basketball on Thursday nights from 7–8:30 pm. Come out and enjoy some competitive fun! Must be 18 or older to participate. We already have lots of great activities planned, so don’t forget to check out our events calendar on to stay updated on everything the Club has to offer this season. We’re excited to see you here as the weather cools!

Gabriel Grobben Gabriel Grobben, Sports Coordinator

community events for all Somersett residents to enjoy!

Holiday Food Drive Through Saturday, November 19 Benefiting the Food Bank of Northern Nevada Make a difference this season by contributing to the Club’s annual Holiday Food Drive. Please bring non-perishable food items such as peanut butter, macaroni and cheese, canned fruits and vegetables, spaghetti sauce, dry cereal, rice or pasta. Cereal and canned items that serve as a meal, such as soups and stews, are always needed. Donations for the Food Bank will be accepted at the concierge desk.

Holiday Outdoor Light Decorating Contest

7th Annual Sip-N-Shop Saturday, November 19 | 3–7 pm | All welcome! Don’t miss this chance to shop for beautiful handmade holiday gifts while enjoying food, wine and the company of neighbors and friends. Not only are all Somersett residents invited, the event is open to the public as well.

Stock the Tree Toy & clothes drive benefiting the Boys & Girls Club Pick your angel starting Saturday,

Monday, November 28 through Monday, December 19 Somersett is inviting residents to show off their holiday spirit with our first Outdoor Light Decorating Contest. There is no cost to enter, and the entire Somersett community is welcome to participate. Prizes will be given for the best decorated home in Somersett and Sierra Canyon. Residences will be judged on originality/creativity, attractiveness and design/theme. To enter, submit a photo of your home to lstemmer@ Each photo will be posted on the Club’s website and Facebook page. If you have decorated and want to make sure your house is seen, please include your address in your email. The deadline to submit photos will be Monday, December 19 by 5 pm. Judging will take place on Tuesday, December 20. Have fun making Somersett glow!

November 19 Drop off all gifts by Friday, December 9 Give the gift of Christmas to someone in need by supporting our Stock the Tree event. It’s easy to participate and your generosity will make such a difference. Stop by the Club to pick out an angel from the tree, purchase a gift that is age and gender appropriate, and bring it to the Club by December 9. If you choose to wrap the gift, please attach the angel

Northstar Lift Tickets Look for further information on pricing on Club flyers and online at Corporate lift tickets may be purchased throughout the winter season from the concierge desk. With the ticket in hand, you can skip the lines at the resort and head straight up the lifts for a day of skiing. Tickets are on a first-come, first-served basis.

to the front so we can ensure it arrives in the correct hands. On Saturday, December 10, the Club will deliver all gifts to the Boys & Girls Club. 3

adult programs

All programs listed are for members of The Club at Town Center unless otherwise noted.

Craft Club Tuesdays, November 8 & December 13 | 1–3 pm RSVP by the Monday before There’s a new craft club in Somersett and we want you to check it out! We invite you to meet other enthusiasts in the neighborhood and bring along your current project, whatever it may be—from knitting and cross-stitch to embroidery and painting, the opportunities are endless! Feel free to bring your own snacks and drinks.

Adult Potluck

Saturday, December 17 | 6–8 pm RSVP by the Monday before November theme: Thanksgiving (see SOA page of newsletter) December theme: Mexican Fiesta 8 adult minimum; 32 maximum The holidays are right around the corner, so take some time out of that busy shopping schedule to catch up with old friends and meet new ones at our monthly potlucks! In November, it’ll be a Thanksgiving feast with Association and Club staff, and in December, we’ll take a break from all the holiday hams with our Mexican Fiesta. Please indicate what you plan to bring when you RSVP.

Holiday Social

Friday, December 9 | 6–8 pm $20 per couple; $12 per person RSVP by Monday, December 5 12 adults minimum; 50 maximum As the New Year begins and the old one ends, we want to celebrate with neighbors and friends! We’re hosting a special holiday party for the adults of the Club during our annual Holiday Open House. To celebrate the holidays and the end of 2011, we’ll be providing hors d’oeuvres and desserts served with wine and champagne.

Massages by Marian

Indulge and rejuvenate yourself this winter with a professional massage right here at the Club. Choose from Marian Miller’s full menu of massages, including hot stone, towel treatments and foot scrubs. For more information about holiday packages, massages and pricing, contact Marian at 247-3969 or visit her new website,


resident holiday happenings Somersett Sleepover Friday, December 2 to Saturday, December 3 | 6 pm–8 am $25 resident child; $35 non-resident child | Ages 6–12 RSVP by Monday, November 28 6 children minimum; 16 maximum (per group) It’s time for the Somersett Country Club’s Christmas party and The Club at Town Center is offering childcare with a twist this year. We’re hosting two sleepovers here at the Club—two separate groups of boys and girls—and we have an exciting evening of movies, games, food and fun planned. Dinner and dessert will be served as well as breakfast the following morning. Don’t miss out on this overnight adventure! Children are to be picked up by 8 am.

Resident Holiday Open House Friday, December 9 | 5–8 pm $1 per sleigh ride ticket RSVP for crafts by Monday, December 5 It’s a holiday celebration at the Club with jolly old St. Nick! The whole family can enjoy pictures and time with Santa plus sleigh rides from 5–7 pm. From 6–8 pm, adults will have a holiday social while the kids are entertained with arts and crafts. Look for further information on Club flyers, online at, and in the bi-weekly email.


(Weather permitting) December 10 | 9 am–1 pm (Meet at the club at 8:45 am) $10 per person | RSVP by Monday, December 5 8 person minimum; 20 maximum It’s that time again to grab your snowshoes and head out to the beautiful Sierra Mountains. Join Gabriel for this day out with family and friends. We will be snowshoeing at the base of Crystal Peak near Boreal Ski Resort. This is a carpooling event. Lunch will be provided.

Creative Kids Saturday, November 19 | 4–7 pm $10 per child; $20 per guest Ages 3–10 RSVP by Monday, November 14 12 child minimum; 32 maximum Parents, drop off the kids while you browse our seventh annual Sip-N-Shop—they’ll be happily engaged in creative holiday take-home crafts and games downstairs. Pizza and juice will also be provided for dinner.

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Drop-N-Shop Saturday, December 10 | 12–5 pm $20 per child ages 5–12 | RSVP by Monday, December 5 5 children minimum; 25 maximum Need to shop for some last minute gifts or just want a chance to wrap gifts without anyone peeking? The Drop-N-Shop is the perfect solution! Just bring your children to The Club at Town Center, where they’ll enjoy games, crafts and cool holiday projects. Lunch and snacks will be provided. Space is limited, so sign up today.

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Hours & Programming Monday to Thursday: 8:30 am–12:30 pm & 5:30–7:30 pm Friday: 8:30 am–12:30 pm | Saturday: 8 am–12 pm Closed Sunday Kids’ Corner will be closed November 23–25 and December 24 and 31. Policy Reminders Kids’ Corner will only accept bathroom-independent children 3 to 6 years of age. • For the morning time slots, parents may sign their child up for either 8:30–10:30 am or 10:30 am–12:30 pm Monday through Friday and either 8–10 am or 10 am–12 pm on Saturday. Evening slot is from 5:30–7:30 pm Monday through Thursday. • The room operates on a 6 to 1 ratio, with a maximum of 12 kids allowed at any given time. To accommodate this ratio, the Club requires reservations to be made at least 24 hours in advance to ensure staffing. Each Saturday at 12 pm, reservations will be opened for the upcoming week. • All children must be dropped off in Kids’ Corner within 15 minutes of their reservation time. If the parent has not checked their child in within the 15-minute window, the reservation becomes void and the spot will be opened to a child on the wait list. • No show reservations will result in a $10 fee per child due to the Club. Cancellations must be received by 8 am on the day of the reservation.

November Monthly Theme: Let’s Give Thanks December Monthly Theme: Let it Snow Tiny Turkeys Thursday, November 3 | 2–3 pm $5 per child | RSVP by Monday before 4 child minimum; 12 maximum Join us for an afternoon of fun as we celebrate the season by making handprint turkeys! While we wait for our beautiful creations to dry, we’ll gobble down a sweet treat and read The Perfect Thanksgiving by Eileen Spinelli.

Cookie Art Tuesday, November 21 | 3:30–4:30 pm $5 per child | RSVP by Monday before 4 child minimum; 12 maximum Bring your aprons and appetites and join us for a harvest cookie decorating party. We’ll get creative with a variety of frostings and sprinkles and decorate a plate of cookies to send home.

Candy Cane Christmas Monday, December 5 | 3:30–4:30 pm $5 per child | RSVP by Monday before 4 child minimum; 12 maximum Who doesn’t love candy canes during the holidays? Get ready to make ornaments out of candy canes and enjoy hot chocolate. Yum!

Santa’s Reindeer Wednesday, December 14 | 10–11 am $5 per child | RSVP by Monday before 4 child minimum; 12 maximum Join us for a morning dedicated to Santa’s favorite furry friends. We’re going to make reindeer antler hats and mix up some reindeer food to sprinkle on the driveway on Christmas Eve. When craft time is done, we’ll enjoy some reindeer food of our own—crunchy carrot sticks and celery!


Kids’ Club is a FREE club for children ages 7–10! All Kids’ Club members receive a membership card and a quarterly newsletter filled with interactive games, trivia and birthday wishes. Bring your new Kids’ Club membership card to events and get a hole punch for attending. Get ten punches for a special gift certificate! To register, please fill out a membership form at the concierge desk and return it to the Club. For more information about Kids’ Club, please contact Emily Eoff at

A Somersett Thanksgiving

Artsy Ornaments

Monday, November 7 | 5:45–7 pm $10 per child | RSVP by Monday before 4 child minimum; 10 maximum It’s almost turkey time! Celebrate with us by making a turkey refrigerator clip—a feathery friend perfect for displaying cards, schoolwork or a quick note. While our turkeys dry, we’ll relax in the media room with A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving.

Tuesday, December 6 | 4:30–6 pm $5 per child | RSVP by Monday before 4 child minimum; 12 maximum Join us as we get into the holiday spirit by making our own ornaments. We’ll fill clear ornaments with sequins and use glitter and paint pens to decorate them. It’s going to be a festively great time!

Thankful Turkeys Tuesday, November 15 | 4:30–5:30 pm $10 per child | RSVP by Monday before 4 child minimum; 12 maximum Come gather around the table for a Thanksgiving craft! We’re going to make turkeys and think of things that make us thankful to write on each feather. The result is a beautiful, handmade holiday decoration. After we complete our thankful turkeys, we’ll enjoy delicious cupcakes.

Snow-Covered Pinecones Monday, December 12 | 5–6:30 pm $5 per child | RSVP by Monday before 4 child minimum; 8 maximum Are you dreaming of a white winter? Join us for an afternoon of transforming pinecones into snow-covered pine trees! We’ll have a blast decorating them and enjoy a holiday treat as they dry.


Reno’s Holiday Tradition Spirit of the Season

Saturday, December 3, 7pm Sunday, December 4, 2pm Laura Jackson, Music Director Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts, downtown Spirit of the Season takes you on a joyful romp through the holidays with music, song and dance. This year’s concert will feature award-winning tenor Kip Wilborn, along with the outstanding Reno Philharmonic Orchestra led by Laura Jackson, the Reno Philharmonic Chorus, many local performers, dancers, acrobats and musicians.

Kip Wilborn

Tickets from $10 Pioneer Center Box Office, 775-686-6600, M-F 11am to 6pm, | 775.323.6393

This concert generously sponsored by IGT, The Summit, and John and Sandy Raffealli/Bill Pearce Motors. 7

After School Program

Kids’ Fitness

3:30–6 pm Monday through Friday No program November 24 $40/child/week; $10/child/day | Ages 5–12 Register by the Thursday before 4 child minimum; 16 maximum This quality program features a wide variety of activities, including special sports instruction, arts and crafts, fitness, cooking and much more. A snack and homework assistance is available during the educational hour. It is our goal to help develop great self-esteem for all participants in an active and positive environment. Register your child at the concierge desk.

Every Thursday | 4:30–5:15 pm | No class November 24 Ages 5–9 | RSVP by the Monday before 4 child minimum; 18 maximum Hop, skip and jump your way to fitness fun! Unleash some of that bottled-up energy and join Kyle in the sports court for Kids’ Fitness. It’s all fun and games with a focus on agility and coordination, cardiovascular endurance, strength and flexibility.

Fall Day Camp

Friday, November 11 | 6–8 pm $20 per couple; $7 for each additional son RSVP by Monday, November 7 4 couple minimum; 12 maximum Don’t miss our third annual Mother & Son Soiree here at the Club, where mothers and sons are invited for dinner, pictures, dancing and fun. Sons are welcome to wear their Sunday best and we’ll provide something special for mom!

Friday, November 11 | 8 am–3:30 pm $25/child/day | Ages 5–10 RSVP by Monday, November 7 5 children minimum; 20 maximum The Club will be hosting a special day camp while the schools are closed for Veteran’s Day. We will keep the kids busy with a variety of games, crafts and experiments. Lunch and snack will be provided. Space is limited, so sign up early.

Mother & Son Soiree

Movie Night Fridays, November 18 & December 16 | 5:30–8:30 pm $10 per child (includes dinner) RSVP by the Monday before 5 children minimum per age group; 12 maximum for Kids’ Corner and 30 maximum for ages 5–12 Make sure to reserve a spot for this popular event, in which parents drop off their little ones at the Club for an evening of movies and pizza. In November, kids ages 5 to 12 will be watching Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer in the sports court, while kids ages 3 to 6 see Winnie the Pooh in Kids’ Corner. And in December, kids ages 5 to 12 will enjoy The Polar Express in the Sports Court, while kids ages 3 to 6 will watch Cars 2 in Kids’ Corner.


Winter Day Camp Monday, January 2 through Friday, January 6 8 am–3:30 pm $25/child/day or $110/child/week | Ages 5–12 RSVP by Monday, December 26 5 children minimum; 20 maximum The Club will be hosting a week-long camp while the schools are closed for winter break. Winter Camp will keep the kids busy with a variety of games, crafts and experiments. Lunch and snack will be provided all week. Space is limited, so sign up now!

Sierra Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa



oin Aesthetic Medical Consultant, Madison Preston, and Darci Page RN, MEP-C, as they share the latest trends in skin rejuvenation and minimally-invasive procedures. Board Certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Boris Volshteyn, will also be on hand to reveal the secret behind the QuickLift procedure. Wednesday, November 9, 2011 | 5–7 pm The Club at Town Center | 7650 Town Square Way, Somersett

Treat yourself to an evening that includes: t First 10 guests will receive free microdermabrasion or chemical peel ($180 value) t Bring a friend and you both receive a $25 Medical Spa gift card t Learn “What to Know Before You Go” and how to avoid illegal Botox t Free skin care assessment t Promotional pricing on Epionce skin care products t Food and drinks t Live demonstration of skin rejuvenation and youth-enhancing, minimally invasive treatments t Grand prize drawing for $500 Medical Spa gift card

Please visit to read more about our office and services offered at Sierra Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa.

Now that is something to smile about! Get a complimentary whitening kit, a $350 value, with completed new patient exam, cleaning and x-rays. Keep your 6-month recare visits and you will receive additional whitening gel annually for the rest of your life as our patient! Call us today or use our online appointment request form to schedule your appointment. Most Insurance Accepted

Please RSVP to 775-284-0911 or with the subject line “Somersett Event” by November 1, 2011.

Monica T. Lee, DDS, FAGD

Shannon M. Sena, DDS

6350 Mae Anne Ave., Ste. 1 Reno, NV 89523


private event specials November Special: Enjoy ten percent off your total bill when you book your holiday party at the Club by November 30. Take advantage of the beautiful holiday décor around the Club this winter and let us help you host your best holiday party yet!

The Tween Scene is The Club at Town Center’s newest program designed for kids ages 11 to 15. All Tween Scene members will receive quarterly newsletters filled with the latest tween trends, event invites and birthday wishes! To register for the Tween Scene, please fill out a registration form at the concierge desk or on and return it to the Club. For more information regarding the Tween Scene, please contact Emily Eoff at activities@

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Move in/Move Out Cleaning Holiday Cleaning Free Estimates Somersett Resident Denise Mohr Pineda Kicki Richey


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8695 18th Hole Trail, Reno

At Talon Pointe, enjoy the prestige, activities and ambiance of Somersett at an ideal location in the heart of the community. 1,965 – 2,530 sq ft

For more information: Tony Izzarelli (775) 771-4363

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Private gated community situated atop a spectacular Sierra Nevada Ridge. Two story homes of skillfully designed space. Prices starting at $215,000. 2,042 – 2,818 sq ft

For more information: (775) 787-5030

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“Somersett Estates” 8691 Gypsy Hill Trail, Reno

Somersett Estates offers luxurious semicustom homes on large lots with spectacular views. Priced from the $400,000s. 2,891 – 3,296 sq ft

For more information: Debbie Bennington/Dickson Realty (775) 335-5633


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“Mountain Crest & Sonterra”

1725 Laurel Ridge Court, Reno

Sierra Canyon by Del Webb is designed exclusively for active adults 55 and over. 20,000 square foot recreation lodge, fitness center, indoor pool, walking track, clubs, classes and more. Tour eight single story model homes with prices starting at $199,990. Model homes located at 9185 Summertree Court, Reno. Model Homes Available for Tour: Thurs–Tues 10 am–5 pm, Weds 2–5 pm. 1,241 – 2.486 sq ft

For more information: (775) 746-7500

Beautiful Tuscan style homes with amazing mountain and valley views located on some of the finest lots in Somersett. Granite counters in kitchen/master suite, Stainless steel Maytag appliances, Beechwood cabinetry. 2,200 – 3,900 sq ft

For more information: Debbie Bennington/Dickson Realty (775) 335-5633

Blended within a spectacular championship golf course and destined to be two of Reno’s most prestigious new home golf communities. Nearly every home site will have views of the community’s golf course and Sierra Mountain. This exciting community will offer luxurious family homes. 2,512 – 3,600 sq ft

For more information: (775) 787-9216


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Somersett Homeowners Golf Course The Canyon Nine is an executive nine-hole par 3 course designed by U.S. Champion Tom Kite. It is the perfect place for learning the game or enjoying a quick round after work. The course is an amenity for all residents of Somersett, including those living in Sierra Canyon by Del Webb.

27 Miles of Trails Enjoy the outdoors with the 27 miles of developed trails within Somersett.

Somersett Homeowners Amenities The Club at Town Center, a 22,000 square foot, 9 million dollar facility is the showpiece of the Somersett resident amenity program, which also includes the Canyon Nine par-3 golf course, 27 miles of hiking and biking trails.


Pools/Spas A resort pool with a 98 foot water slide and interactive pool toys highlight Somersett’s resort style pool and the three lane junior Olympic pool is perfect for lap swimming and competitions. Two full spas are also within the water park area.


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The Great Room Enjoy a sunset, relax with a book in front of the fireplace, check your e-mail from your laptop on the wireless network or watch the golfers on the Canyon Nine from the outdoor deck. The Loft Somersett’s own entertainment and gathering room. Excellent for weddings, business meetings and gatherings. 1

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Aerobics Studio Work it out in a cardio kick boxing, body sculpting, spinning, yoga or pilates class or sign-up for a personalized training session. The Club at Town Center has a class for everyone.

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Cardio-Weight Studio Enjoy comfort and convenience in our cardio theater while working out on one of our elliptical trainers, exercise bikes or treadmills. Strength training is easy on the wide variety of professional equipment. Sports Court/Indoor Basketball Play a game of hoops or watch a production on the stage. The Sports Court is truly a multipurpose room complete with three basketball hoops, hardwood floors, community stage. And more... Visit to see all that we have to offer!


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Gentle Sunrise Yoga w/ Renee 7:30–8:30 (max 14)


Yoga* w/ Linda 8:30–9:30


Step w/ Cindy 9:35–10:35

Body Sculpt w/ Beth 9–9:45

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Yoga* w/ Linda 8:30–9:30 Step/Sculpt w/ Cindy 9:35–10:30

Spin/Sculpt w/ Ashton 8:30–9:30

(max 10)

(max 14)

Spin w/ Christy 5:45–6:30

(max 14)

(max 16)

(max 14)


Spin w/ Beth 5:30–6:15

F.I.T. w/ Holly 6:30–7:15

Zumba* w/ Amy 6:35–7:35

F.I.T. w/ Christy 6:30–7:15

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Body Sculpt w/ Beth 6:30–7:15 * Indicates the class is located in the sports court.

Yoga* w/ Linda 8:30–9:30

(max 12)

Yoga w/ Linda 5:30–6:30

(max 14)

F.I.T. Instructor Varies 8–9 (max 16)

Body Sculpt w/ Beth 9–9:45

Spin w/ Ashton 5:45–6:30

Yoga Instructor Varies 9–10 (max 16)

Private Pilates» Tuesday 7:30–8:30 am, 10–11 am; Thursday 7:30–8:30 am (in the aerobics room) Water Fitness» every Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday from 10–11 am (max 20)

BODY SCULPT This class promotes intense strength training to enhance definition and endurance in major muscle groups. F.I.T. Short for Functional Intense Training, the F.I.T. class focuses on total body conditioning through high-intensity, broad-interval training. Every element of this class is geared towards giving the body a coordinated and balanced total-package workout with constant variation that continuously challenges your muscles. STEP Follow choreographed step routines that challenge mind and body while burning calories. Workout intensity is determined by speed, travel and execution of movement. CARDIO STEP & STRENGTH INTERVAL An intense cardio workout using the step, this class combines interval training with dumbbells, push-ups and core exercises. SPIN is a traditional indoor cycling class consisting of varying speeds, resistance levels and intensities targeted at raising your heart rate and toning your body. SPIN/SCULPT This class integrates indoor cycling with various other movements to provide a wellrounded cardio workout that targets and tones the entire body. YOGA This class is designed to promote muscular strength, endurance and flexibility while teaching participants to relax in gentle positions. All levels are welcome. GENTLE SUNRISE YOGA This class is designed to guide the participant into the passive subtleties of the art of yoga. Greet the morning slowly and methodically to enhance the output and experience of the coming day ahead.



ZUMBA Latin-based rhythms direct the unique moves and challenging resistance combinations in this class. Bring your energy and dance away your worries!

November Course Hours 9 am to a final tee time of 4 pm (weather permitting) *Please note than in effort to reduce costs at the Canyon Nine, golf check-in Monday through Thursday will be at The Club at Town Center’s concierge desk.

Green Fees Residents: Guests of residents: Non-residents:

$7 adults; $5 juniors $10 adults; $7 juniors $15 for adults; $10 juniors

Canyon Nine Winter Play 11 am to 4 pm (weather permitting) To find out if the course is open, please visit or call 787-4500.

Winter Rates (December 1, 2010 to March 31, 2011) Residents: Guests of residents: Non-residents:

$5 adult; $3 junior $7 adult; $5 junior $10 adult; $7 junior

Canyon Nine – Turkey Shoot Out November 12 | 11 am–1 pm tee times $15 resident; $20 non-resident All ages welcome! The Turkey Shoot Out is a two-person scramble event. The low team score will win a full turkey, so sign up a team today!

Loyalty Points Earn loyalty points each time you golf on the Canyon Nine. For each resident green fee purchased on your account, five points will be added to your loyalty account. Earn 50 points to receive a free green fee. These points roll over annually.

Little Tykes Golf Clinic Wednesday, November 30 & December 28 3:30–4:30 pm | Free 4 child minimum; 10 maximum

Private Lessons Prices: $1 per minute (1 hour = $60; 30 minutes = $30, etc.) Golf Director Cris Novich, PGA, will offer private instruction to all Canyon Nine players, including guests of residents. Lesson topics include full swing, wedge game, bunker play, pitching, chipping, putting, course management and strategy. Contact Cris at or 787-4500 x333 for available lesson days and times.

Get Your Game On this Holiday Season!

Residents: Member for a Day for $40/player thru December 31, 2011. Invitation to shop in the Golf Shop for holiday gifts. Club Holiday Party for members only—join now. Don’t miss the best party of the year!


Reformer Pilates Group Reformer: $15/person Group reformer is for a minimum of three and a maximum of four participants. Fees must be paid in full for a four-week session to secure class time for the month. Semi-Private Reformer: $25/hour/person; two participants only Private Reformer: $50/hour/person; one-on-one instruction ________________________________________________________________

Fitness Questions Contact Gabriel Grobben at sports@mysomersett. com or 787-4500 x316 for information about classes, fitness equipment, reformer pilates and personal training. If you’re new to the gym, call today to arrange a complimentary fitness orientation.

Standard Training Personal: $50/one-hour session/person Group (2–4): $125/five one-hour sessions/person Work with a personal trainer to reach your goals through focused exercises and encouragement. ________________________________________________________________

Personal & Group Training Policies


Personal Training Function, Movement and Resistance Personal Training Three-week program $250; six-week program $390; ten-week program $600; twelve-week program $660 Come twice a week on days that work for you and your trainer. You’ll have the option to begin your training with a one-hour consultation that includes body fat analysis, blood pressure, weight, muscle endurance/ strength, flexibility and a body mechanic test. The Club offers multiple personal trainers to accommodate each individual’s needs. Ask us about personal training today! ________________________________________________________________

Small Group Training Group (2–4): three-week program $125 per person; six-week program $250/person Come twice a week on set days that work for your group and your trainer. The small group atmosphere is great for camaraderie and motivation while maintaining a semi-personalized programming structure to meet your fitness goals. ________________________________________________________________

TRX Personal: $30/session/person; $125/five sessions/person Group (2): $20/session/person; $90/five sessions/person The TRX System focuses on the mind, body and core through pilates and yoga-inspired movements while incorporating traditional strength and flexibility exercises.


• 48 hours cancellation notice required. If cancellation occurs with less than 48 hours’ notice, client forfeits session. Ask your trainer about possible exceptions. • Individuals cannot reschedule within semi-private or group sessions if unable to attend. • Training packages expire within 90 days or at the end of the contracted training period, whichever comes first. • No refunds for missed or unused sessions. • Payment for training sessions must be made in advance. ________________________________________________________________

Tennis The Club at Town Center is continuing the junior tennis program throughout the winter season in the sports court. Quick Start indoor tennis will cover the same skills and strategy that is taught outdoors with plenty of fun new games that are sure to get the kids excited about tennis! To schedule indoor junior lessons with John, email ________________________________________________________________

Private and Semi-Private Lessons $50/hour/person and $25/hour/person Join John as he will challenge you to improve your strokes and develop strategy to become a more efficient and effective player. Improve your game and you’ll not only be a better player—you’ll have the satisfaction that comes from setting and reaching goals. Semi-private lessons are for a maximum of two people. ________________________________________________________________

Small Group Lessons $15/hour/person | 3 person minimum; 4 maximum Need a lesson but wouldn’t mind sharing it with a few friends? Then small group lessons are right up your alley. Maintain the personalized instruction while enjoying the support and camaraderie of a small group.

Adult Pick Up Basketball Every Thursday from 7–8:30 pm Come into the Club for a friendly and competitive game of Pick Up Basketball! Stay in shape this winter by staying active in the club alongside your friends. This an adult only event age 18 and up. We hope to see all every Thursday night! __________________________________

Last Chance Workout 3rd Saturday of each month November 19 & December 17 $5 per resident; $7 per non-resident Now that fall has come, start off the winter right with a challenging workout program and the most intense workout of the month! Whether you have been vigorously training or you just want to challenge yourself, this workout is one you won’t want to miss. Class will concentrate on strength, endurance, agility and balance. We’ll finish with a mobility session to stretch and release those tired muscles. ________________________________________________________________

November & December Spa Hours: 8 am to 6 pm (weather permitting) The spa located by the play pool is open for adults 18 and older.

Spa Rules 1. Extended exposure to hot water or vapors may be detrimental to the health of elderly persons and persons with heart conditions, diabetes or high or low blood pressure. 2. People with skin, ear, genital or other body infections, open sores or wounds should not use the hot tub because of the possibility of spreading infection. 3. The heat of the hot tub water speeds up the effects of alcohol and can cause sleepiness, dizziness and unconsciousness. 4. Horse playing, splashing and swimming are not permitted in the spa.

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»Update Your Profile on

Staying connected to the Club has never been easier. Enter the website in three easy steps: 1. Go to 2. Enter your username: “MEMBER NUMBER” excluding your extension (this is the series of digits under the barcode on your member card before the dash). 3. Enter your password: “LAST NAME” of the primary member on the account. For security purposes, we recommend you change your password. Once you have logged in and updated your profile, remember to opt-in to any of our groups so you can always have the most upto-date information. Groups include: sports & fitness, adult programs, kids’ programs, golf, community events, private events and aquatics. Each group receives a monthly email with current information and tips.

»Please Check In

Remember to present your membership card at the concierge desk each time you use the facility. Even though the staff may know you by sight, we need to scan your card into the

system for tracking, accounting and planning purposes. If you have not had your membership card made, please bring your Nevada driver’s license for identification and we will print your card on the spot. If you’ve lost your card, we will gladly make a replacement card for $5.

»RSVP Policy

Please remember to RSVP for programs by the deadline listed so we can ensure that enough supplies and staff are available. All event fees are due at time of reservation. Cancellations must be made 48 hours before an event to receive a refund. No refunds will be given for no-shows. Unless noted, all events are for residents only. If residents choose to bring a guest to an event, event and guest fees apply.

»Late Pick-Up Fee

The Club will charge a late pick-up fee for any child not picked up within 15 minutes of a program’s end time. Following the 15-minute grace period, a $5 fee will be charged for every 10 minutes your child remains with us.

»Guest Fees: $10 adult; $8 junior

Members are allowed to bring up to six guests at one time for a maximum of ten visits per guest. Members must accompany guests at all times.

»Alcohol Policy

Alcoholic beverages may be purchased from the Club. Members and their guests are not allowed to bring their own alcoholic beverages on the premises, including the pool area and Canyon Nine. Outside alcohol may only be brought into the facility during an approved private event. No alcoholic beverages will be sold or served to any person not permitted to purchase the same under the laws of the State of Nevada or be sold for off-premises consumption. The Club reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to refuse service to any member or guest who appears to be intoxicated.

»Inclement Weather

The Club at Town Center may operate on limited hours due to inclement weather. We will do everything we can to open by 8 am and remain open until 6 pm. Please call ahead to 787-4500 or check when you see snow outside.

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SOA OFFICE HOURS Monday through Friday: 8 am–5 pm Closed Thursday and Friday, November 24 and 25 Closed Monday, December 26 Association Information The SOA is professionally managed by RMI. Onsite office is located at The Club at Town Center. Customer Care: 624-9152 Assessment mailing address: PO Box 54089 Los Angeles, CA 90054-0089 Account information:


2012 Budget Update Saturday, November 12 6 pm at The Loft RSVP by Monday, November 7 All Somersett residents are invited to join Association and Club staff for a community-wide potluck. We will provide the main dish of turkey and residents are asked to RSVP with an appetizer, side dish or dessert to feed 15 to 20 people. It will be one gobble of a good time! ________________________________________________________________

Assessment Reminder

Assessments are due on the first of each month and are past due if not paid by the last business day of the month. A late fee of $25 will be posted to accounts not paid by the last business day of the month. Accounts 60 days past due will lose clubhouse and/or Canyon Nine privileges. Accounts 90 days past due will be sent to collections. ________________________________________________________________

CC&R Highlight

No Improvements Without Approval No building, garage, shed, walkway, satellite dish, fence, wall, retaining wall, dog run, drainage ditch or system, landscaping or any other structure shall be commenced, erected, placed or altered on any lot in the subdivision until the building plans and specifications thereof have been submitted to and approved in writing as to conformity and harmony of external design with the existing structures or general scheme in the subdivision, and as to location of the building with respect to topography and finished ground elevation, by the Aesthetic Guidelines Committee. Ref CC&Rs Art VI Sec. 5. ________________________________________________________________

Sign Up for Emails

Help the Association go green by signing up to receive Association letters via email. To enroll, please email Sean at ________________________________________________________________

Compliance Complaints

If you would like to report a non-compliance of the CC&Rs or Rules Regulations, please submit the complaint in writing to our Compliance Coordinator, Sean Stapleton, at ________________________________________________________________

The Board of Directors approved the 2012 budget at the October 11 board meeting and the ratification is scheduled for Tuesday, November 15 during the annual member meeting.

Budget Highlights: Assessments remained the same for The Club at Town Center and for the common area and Canyon Nine, which were merged into one budget. Adjustments were made to the private street/gate budget based on the new reserve study and a closer examination of expenses incurred whether behind an active or inactive gate. Surpluses from 2011 were carried over into the 2012 budget to allow for various projects and operational expenses that benefit each cost center. The Club at Town Center will have $225,000 carried forward, the common area $125,000, and private street/gates $10,000. To continue increasing the amenity options available for all residents, the SOA has been working with Somersett Golf and Country Club on a program for community access. Please keep your eyes out for further information and details on the program. The private events program has been restructured, falling under the general common area now as opposed to the Club. Within these changes, the Association is looking to expand its business plan to increase the revenue potential found in private events. The Club has a list of special projects for 2012 that the Board will be selecting from to accommodate the growing usage and demands of the facility. For a list of potential projects and to provide feedback, please visit the SOA page of All active gates will undergo camera installation in the first quarter of 2012, weather permitting. We hope this creates an added sense of protection. Assessments: • Common area & Canyon Nine: $84 • The Club at Town Center: $75 • Active gate & private street: $72 • In-Active gate & private street: $58 Please feel free to contact me with any questions regarding the items above or for further information regarding the 2012 budget.

Melissa Ramsey



Winter Reminders


Holiday Decorations: As we head into the holiday season, please remember that holiday decorations may be installed up to 10 days before a holiday and must be taken down within 10 days after the holiday. For the December holidays, decorations may be installed at Thanksgiving and should be removed by January 31.

Public Street Snow Plowing: Public streets are maintained by the City of Reno. For more information on the street plowing priority listing, visit or call Reno Direct at 334-4636. Somersett Parkway, Evening Rock Trail, Del Webb Parkway and Somersett Ridge Parkway are all classified as priority one streets. PRIVATE Street Snow Plowing: Private streets maintained by the Association are plowed according to the Board policy of three feet of snow accumulation. For more information on private street plowing, please call 624-9152. During inclement weather, the gates may be placed in a hold open status to allow easy access for snow plows. Street Parking: Please remember to be a good neighbor by not parking your car in the street for extended periods of time. If you see a car regularly and continuously parked on a public street, contact Reno Direct at 334-4636. For cars parked on private streets, contact the customer care center to report the non-compliance. No parking on private streets is permitted from 2 to 6 am unless a parking pass is granted for no more than 72 hours. Somersett Parkway Sidewalk CLOSED: Please remember that the front sidewalk along Somersett Parkway from the entry cottage to the first roundabout is closed. For your safety, please refrain from walking, running, biking, etc. on the path.

Somersett Owners Association

2011 Meeting Schedule We are notifying all homeowners about meetings of the Executive Board of Directors as per NRS 116.31083.2, “not less than 10 days before the date of a meeting of the Executive Board.” Any changes to the location, time or dates will be published in the newsletters and online at

Following are the scheduled meetings for 2011: (The following three meetings will be held at The Loft, 7665 Town Square Way, Suite 201.) SOA Board Meetings – November 15 following the annual meeting. Annual Membership Meeting and Budget Ratification – November 15 at 5:30 pm. Monthly Finance Meetings – Meetings will start at 1 pm on the following dates: December 7 and December 27. (Finance meetings are open to all Somersett residents.) (The following three meetings will be held at The Club at Town Center.) Architectural Guidelines Committee – First and third Thursday of each month at 10 am. Community Standards Committee – Fourth Tuesday of each month at 9 am. The November meeting will be held on November 29. Board’s Executive Session – Fourth Tuesday of each month immediately following the CSC meeting. The Board will not meet in November, but immediately following the finance meeting on December 7. 2012 Meeting Schedule available online.

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he days of warm summer weather are now behind us and we are redirecting our focus on winterizing our sprinkler systems, buttoning up our BBQs and putting away the gardening tools. Winter is upon us and this means the start of a new year, when we face new challenges and establish new goals and objectives as an association. Thanks to the Budget and Finance Committee, Sierra Canyon is ready for not only 2012 but the future direction of the community. The Budget and Finance Committee recently recommended to the Sierra Canyon Board of Directors the establishment of a Long Range Planning Committee. This committee would address where Sierra Canyon Association should be in three to five years and would create policies to help guide the community in a wellplanned direction. It was recommended that the sub-committee be comprised of two Recreation Committee members, two Budget and Finance Committee members, one member appointed by the Board of Directors, and myself as a non-voting staff advisor. The committee term is one year but may be extended if necessary. The Long Range Planning Committee will not address special purchase requests, which will continue to be reviewed by the Budget and Finance Committee. Instead, this committee will be focusing on researching policies and procedures for consideration of capital improvement proposals. The sub-committee will draft a Sierra Canyon capital improvement request format as follows: seek approval by the Budget and Finance Committee and solicit capital improvement project proposals from the Sierra Canyon Board of Directors and its various committees and homeowners via

community wide emails, survey monkey process and/or other Sierra Canyon means of communication. Included in this process would be public meetings for review and discussion of proposals (design cost, construction cost, funding sources, estimated maintenance costs, etc.) and referring any vetted capital improvement proposal to the Budget and Finance Committee for consideration. The capital improvement proposal reviewed by the Budget and Finance Committee may be sent back to the sub-committee for further concept development made at the Budget and Finance Committee’s discretion and incorporated into the long-range plan. The subcommittee can meet as frequently as necessary but no more than once per month. All capital improvement proposals would require approval by both the Budget and Finance Committee and the Sierra Canyon Board of Directors. What a great way for our community to plan for the future! This transparent process will be explained in more detail as the committee moves forward. Owners are encouraged to attend both Budget and Finance Committee and Long Range Planning Committee meetings. Let me extend a big thank you to the owner volunteers on these important committees who spend countless hours working to ensure that the future of Sierra Canyon is a bright one!

Mike Aguilar Executive Director, Sierra Canyon CMCA, AMS, CPO

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november/december 2011




Nov 1

After School Program:

Monday through Friday, 3:30–6 pm (ages 5–12) (Excluding November 24 & 25 and December 26–30) 6





A Somersett Thanksgiving 5:45–7 pm

Craft Club 1–3 pm



Craft Club 1–3 pm

Thankful Turkeys 4:30–5:30 pm






Canyon Nine Hours: 9 am–4 pm

Kids’ Fitness 4:30–5:15 pm Tiny Turkeys 2–3 pm




Cookie Art 3:30–4:30 pm













Kids’ Fitness 4:30–5:15 pm

Fall Day Camp 8 am–3:30 pm Mother & Son Soiree 6–8 pm

C9 Turkey Shoot Out 11 am–1 pm SOA Adult Potluck 6–8 pm




Kids’ Fitness 4:30–5:15 pm

Movie Night 5:30–8:30 pm

Sip-N-Shop 3–7 pm Creative Kids 4–7 pm





Thanksgiving CLUB CLOSED




Candy Cane Christmas 3:30–4:30 pm

Artsy Ornaments 4:30–6 pm



Snow-Covered Pinecones 5–6:30 pm

Craft Club 1–3 pm




Dec 1


Little Tykes Golf Clinic 3:30–4:30 pm

Canyon Nine Hours: 11 am–4 pm Kids’ Fitness 4:30–5:15 pm

EXTRA Movie Night 6–10 pm




Kids’ Fitness 4:30–5:15 pm

Holiday Open House 5–8 pm Holiday Social 6–8 pm

Snowshoe 9 am–1 pm Drop-N-Shop 12–5 pm




Kids’ Fitness 4:30–5:15 pm

Movie Night 5:30–8:30 pm

Adult Potluck 6–8 pm






Santa’s Reindeer 10–11 am


Somersett Sleepover 6 pm–8 am


Kids’ Fitness 4:30–5:15 pm

25 Christmas CLUB CLOSED




28 Little Tykes Golf Clinic 3:30–4:30 pm

29 Kids’ Fitness 4:30–5:15 pm


31 CLUB CLOSES at 2 pm


Saturday, November 19 | 3–7 pm All welcome!


ver 40 booths offering items such as jewelry, apparel, hand made crafts, original paintings, floral arrangements, Holiday décor, organic body care and an array of other

unique local vendors. The Club at Town Center will be hosting free appetizers, as well as a no host cash bar. Don’t miss this chance to shop for Holiday gifts while enjoying food and wine. Travel I-80 to the Robb Drive exit and turn left on Sharlands Avenue. Sharlands turns into Somersett Parkway. Turn into the Town Square at the 2nd roundabout. For more information contact Lauren Stemmler, Activities Director at 775-787-4500 ext. 327, or email

2011 Nov/Dec Somersett Living  

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