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Daddy Daughter Dance ...see page 3 & 23

Meet Your New Board Members ...see page 12 & 14

7650 Town Square Way Reno, NV 89523

Somersett Owners Association


JANUARY/FEBRU A R Y 2 0 2 0 Somersett Owners Association The Club at Town Center 7650 Town Square Way Reno, Nevada 89523 775-787-4500 soa@mysomersett.com | www.somersett.net Professionally managed by FirstService Residential Clubhouse Hours Monday–Friday: 5:30 am to 9 pm Saturday: 7 am to 9 pm | Sunday: 7 am to 7 pm The Clubhouse will be CLOSED on New Year’s Day.

What’s Inside... 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. Get the latest SOA news, delivered to your inbox!

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Association Hours Monday–Friday: 8 am to 5 pm The SOA office will be CLOSED on New Year’s Day.

Did you know the SOA sends out a weekly enewsletter called Somersett Happenings? It’s the best way to stay up-to-date on the latest SOA news, community events and more. To sign up, message robin.bolson@ fsresidential.com or call her at 775-787-4500, ext. 324. You can also sign up on our website form (requires a members’ login) at Somersett.net/newsletter-sign-up/.

Staff Directory Tracy Carter Community Manager x332 tracy.carter@fsresidential.com Bernadette Rodas Assistant Community Manager x310 bernadette.rodas@fsresidential.com Chrissy Parker Compliance Director x327 christina.parker@fsresidential.com Alex Lacko Aesthetics Coordinator x333 alex.lacko@fsresidential.com Michelle Powers Administrative Assistant x339 michelle.powers@fsresidential.com


All Somersett Residents Events & Specials


Canyon Nine


Somersett Golf & Country Club


Club Events


Kids’ Corner Programs


Aspen Lodge Fitness Schedule


Club Fitness


Club Fitness Schedule

26–27 SOA Jim O’Connell Project Manager james.oconnell@fsresidential.com




January & February Calendar

Jeff Lucas Operations Manager jeff.lucas@fsresidential.com Callie Wylie Club Manager x320 callie.wylie@fsresidential.com Robin Bolson Communications Coordinator x324 robin.bolson@fsresidential.com Camille Porter Sports & Fitness Coordinator x321 camille.porter@fsresidential.com



Lindsey McElfish Program Coordinator x317 lindsey.mcelfish@fsresidential.com Sierra Canyon Aspen Lodge Monica C. Rios, General Manager 775-624-2900 | monica.rios@grandmanors.com Somersett Golf & Country Club 775-787-1800

Community Profile: Urban Roots ...p. 18 Craig Hanson ...12 Simon Baker ...14 A Somersett Family Legacy ...20–22


Somersett Living newsletter is subsidized by advertising and is published by: Kathy Slocum, Just Imagine Marketing and Design 775-846-5656 | kathy@justimaginemktg.com Front Cover: Dancing the night away at the Daddy Daughter Dance 2019. Photo by Robin Bolson.


Daddy Daughter


Saturday, February 8; 6–8 pm $35 couple; $5/additional daughter Ages 3–12 | RSVP by Monday, February 3 We’re inviting dads and daughters to the Club for a special evening of dinner, dancing, father-daughter games and more. Daughters are encouraged to wear their Sunday best. This event ALWAYS sells out in advance. Avoid disappointment and reserve your spot early! Registration opens on January 6. See more pictures on page 23.

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Acoustic Circle Jam Sundays January 12, 26 & February 9, 23 from 5–7 pm Join the Circle Jam and improve your presentation and supporting player skills while broadening your musical horizons with like-minded vocalists and instrumentalists in a fun, positive environment. Music will range form’60s to current acoustic music: folk, rock, Beatles, Neal, Eagles, Jackson, Blues or whatever you are into. Guitars, ukuleles and singers are all welcome. No amplifiers, please! For more information, contact Randy Hughes at hughes.randy.s@gmail.com.

Investment Roundtable Discussions Tuesdays, January 7 & February 4, 6–7 pm | Media Room Karen Vibe, financial advisor and managing director at Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. in Reno, has created a monthly forum for sharing investment knowledge and engaging in open-minded discussion. This is not a seminar or a sales presentation, but rather a platform for dialogue with access to a financial advisor right here in your neighborhood. All adults are welcome to attend. For more information and to RSVP, please contact Karen Vibe at Karen.Vibe@ ampfcom.

Pinochle Club Mondays, 1–3 pm Pinochle players, we have a club just for you! Somersett’s pinochle club welcomes new or advanced players for three- or four-handed pinochle. Join us for this casual drop-in game here at the Club on Monday afternoons

Mah Jongg Tuesdays & Thursdays, 1–4:30 pm Mah Jongg is a challenging tile game that originated in China, and we’re playing it at the Club with the National Mah Jongg League rules and play card. Join us on Tuesdays and Thursdays to play or just watch. Feel free to bring a snack and non-alcoholic beverage.

Meet the Staff

Bridge Club Wednesdays, 2:30–5 pm

Tuesday, January 14, 9–10 am | RSVP by Monday, January 13 Are you new to Somersett? Or maybe you have a question about an architectural change, club rules, or a compliance policy. Club and Association staff will be available to answer ANY questions you may have! Meet us in the club’s kitchen for this informal Q&A.

Join fellow bridge lovers for intermediate bridge at the Club. We usually have two to four tables, and we strive for complete tables so that everyone enjoys their playing time. For more information and to RSVP for this casual bidding game, contact Jan at haemmig@ sbcglobal.net.

Book Club

Art & Painting Club Fridays, 10 am–12 pm

Wednesday, January 15 (Kick-Off Potluck), 6–9 pm February 19 (regular meeting), 7–9 pm In January, our community book club will hold its annual Kick-Off Potluck where members will enjoy the film The Wife, based on the novel by Meg Wolitzer. In February the Book Club will discuss the book version of The Wife and will compare it to the film viewed the month before.

Work on your latest painting or art project at the Club on Fridays and enjoy a bit of creative energy. We kindly ask that you do not bring oil paints due to odor. Feel free to bring a snack or non-alcoholic beverage.

Cribbage Club Wednesdays, 11 am–1:30 pm Cribbage is a game in which each player tries to form various counting combinations of cards. Score is kept by moving pegs on a rectangular board. New players are welcome!

Knitting & Crocheting Club Mondays, 10 am–12 pm Bring your knitting or crochet basket to the Club on Mondays and you can work on your latest project with likeminded neighbors. Feel free to pack a snack or non-alcoholic beverage to enjoy.

Board Game Club Third Sunday of each month (January 19 & February 16) 2–5 pm | Media Room Join us on the third Sunday of each month to play board games. You can bring your own to play or learn a new game.


Check in at the concierge desk at The Club at Town Center. No tee times required. Play is first come, first served.

Hours of Operation JANUARY & FEBRUARY:

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.

Winter Rates RESIDENTS:

$5 adult GUESTS: $7 adult NON-RESIDENTS: $15 adult STUDENTS: $5* *Ages 17 and under and 18 and over with a valid student ID

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Loyalty Points

11 am to 4 pm* *Weather permitting; call 787-4500 to confirm.

It’s going to be a great year in Somersett and I would like to thank all my clients and friends for their continued support. We were able to sell 37 Somersett properties in 2019 and we could not have done it without you! To see my thoughts on the market for 2020 and all of the homes that sold in Somersett go to “Somersettstats.com”.

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SOMERSETT GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB All times are weather dependent. Please call the golf shop at 787-1800, ext. 2, to confirm.

Country Club Golf Shop Hours

The Grille at Somersett Hours Tuesday–Friday, 9 am–8 pm | Saturday–Sunday, 8 am–8 pm Closed Monday

JANUARY & FEBRUARY: 10 am–4 pm, Tuesday–Sunday

Bocce Ball Court Hours

Community Driving Range Hours

JANUARY & FEBRUARY: 10 am–4 pm,* Tuesday–Sunday *May play until dusk if in possession of own bocce balls

JANUARY & FEBRUARY: 10 am–4 pm, Tuesday–Sunday

Country Club First Tee Times JANUARY & FEBRUARY: 11 am Tuesday–Sunday; closed Monday

For those interested in playing bocce, please note there is a grooming rake/brush located on the outside wall of the golf shop. Bocce balls and scoreboards may be checked out from golf shop staff during operating hours.

Little Tykes Golf Clinic

Driving Range

Wednesdays January 22 and February 19 from 4:15–5 pm 4 child min; 12 max This clinic represents one of the best opportunities to get your child involved in a game that will last a lifetime. Somersett Golf and Country Club PGA professionals are proud to donate their time to your children, so bring them out to join the fun. Classes will be held at the country club’s indoor Short Game Arena.

Somersett residents are encouraged to utilize the driving range at the country club. With the SOA/country club agreement, range usage is complimentary. Please check in with the range attendant at the driving range, provide identification as a resident and sign the usage sheet. Juniors MUST be accompanied by an adult. From November through March, complimentary range usage is offered on the mats on the south side of the driving range – a short walk from the parking lot. (The north side of the driving range is closed in the off-season.) Men, please remember our simple dress code of no denim, no jogging suits, collared golf shirts and caps worn forward at all times. For the ladies no denim, no jogging suits, no spaghetti-strapped tops and no bare midriffs or short shorts. Proper footwear such as golf shoes or tennis shoes is required.

Play the Tom Kite-designed Championship Country Club Course All Somersett residents are invited to play the championship course four times per year. Each resident may book a foursome of players at a rate of $80 per player (in-season) and $50 per player (off-season, November–March). The price includes green fee, driving range usage and golf cart. We take tee times for residents three days in advance at 787-1800, ext. 2. Men, please remember our dress code of no denim, collared golf shirts and caps worn forward at all times. For the ladies, we request no denim, no spaghetti-strapped tops and no bare midriffs or short shorts. Proper footwear such as golf shoes or tennis shoes is required. Please be advised we are cart-path-only November through March.

Winter/Snow Season We kindly ask that you refrain from winter activities on both of our golf courses during the winter season. We do not allow tubing, tobogganing, sledding, saucering, skiing, snowboarding, etc., on either course. Damage caused by this activity becomes apparent in the spring and playing conditions are greatly sacrificed. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

From November through March, complimentary range usage is offered on the mats on the south side of the driving range –


a short walk from the parking lot.


Golf Carts for Sale Our lease is up in April 2020 on our current golf cart fleet. Although we will take on a brand-new fleet at that time, we have the opportunity to purchase our current fleet of cars. If you are interested in purchasing a 2015 Club Car Precedent in excellent condition, please contact Stuart in the golf shop and, with a small deposit, we will be reserve a cart for you to take ownership of in late April. The cost is $3,200. We also have a few of our 2008 Club Car Precedents available at the price of $1,900. Golf cart usage within the community is permitted by the City of Reno. It’s a great way to get around the neighborhood!

Great Time to Join If you are interested in becoming a member of the country club, we are offering up to three months free if you join by January 31. Equity, Mid-Week and Social memberships are available. Dues include all cart and range fees. For more information, contact Ally Johnson, Marketing and Sales, at 787-1800, ext. 102. Make 2020 the year you entertain a golfing lifestyle! Another reason to become a member: Our 4,000 square foot indoor Short Game Arena is the first of its kind here in Reno and is available exclusively for country club members and the UNR men’s and women’s golf programs.

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Winter Workouts Yield Spring Rewards By Stuart Smith—PGA Director of Golf


nother winter is upon us, limiting our ability to get out and enjoy the great game of golf. There a few things you can do this season to get ready for spring play.

Improve your fitness Golf is a game of both stability (strength) and mobility (flexibility). Improving these aspects of your fitness will undoubtedly improve your golf game. During a golf swing, muscles resist, flex, stretch, fire, tense and release. For those serious about maintaining and improving, it is imperative to log some workout time over the winter months. Don’t be that golfer who does nothing all winter and then finds it takes the entire season to get back into form. I firmly believe that improving is key to gaining more enjoyment out of the game!

Learn to square the clubface to the golf ball Over the course of the season, the country club staff instructs golfers of all abilities. I think we all would agree that one of the main issues facing beginning and intermediate golfers is the inability to square the clubface to the golf ball with the hands, wrists and forearm rotation. Not being able to do this makes it challenging to keep the club traveling on the proper path to the golf ball, almost always resulting in an improper swing path. This leaves most players slicing (curving to the right for right-handed players) and hitting the ball a shorter distance than is desired. A golfer would be amazed at the increased distance and accuracy when the club squarely meets the ball on the correct path.

Here’s a little drill you can do without a golf club at home: 1) Take your golf stance shoulder width with a slight tilt from the hips. 2) Extend your left arm straight down with your left thumb pointed at a makebelieve golf ball. 3) Reach back with your left arm until it is slightly in front and level with your right hip pocket. 4) Point your left thumb to the sky 5) With moderate speed, transfer your weight, rotate your shoulders, pull your left arm down and point your thumb to the ground. 6) Stop at your anticipated impact spot. 7) Continue the follow-through to hip high by just rotating your chest.

If you need help with your game, country club staff is available to provide superb instruction. Our indoor Short Game Arena allows us to teach year-round. Corey, Rob and Stuart would love to help you enjoy the game more. To set up an appointment, call the golf shop at 787-1800, ext. 2.


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

Somersett Super Bowl Party Sunday, February 2 | Time TBA – game start-game end Join your neighbors and root for your favorite team! Please bring your favorite Super Bowl dish to share.

Adult Potluck Saturdays January 18 and February 15, 6–8 pm RSVP by the Thursday before | 20 adult min; 50 max JANUARY THEME, TAILGATE TABLE: Bring a finger food fit for a tailgate. Think sliders, slow-cooker meatballs and quesadillas for the main dishes; healthier finger foods like caprese skewers, sliced veggies and dip and salad-on-a-stick for the sides; and desserts such as cookies and candied popcorn. FEBRUARY THEME, COUNTRY CUISINE: Bring a dish from a country you’ve visited, such as pierogi from Poland, crepes from France, potato pancakes from Germany.

Adult Trivia Friday, January 24, 6–8 pm $10/person includes snacks and prizes RSVP by Wednesday, January 22 Where can you find the best Trivia Night in Northwest Reno? Answer: Somersett! Form a team or join one and match your wits with other residents.

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General Club Rules

Inclement Weather

Members must check in to the facility upon entering and have their picture taken to program into the system. Members may be turned away if they cannot provide a valid ID.

The Club may operate on limited hours in the event of inclement weather. We will do everything we can to open on time and remain open until close. Please call prior to arriving when it is snowing or icy.

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, event and guest fees apply.

Late Pick-Up Fee

Guest Fees: $10 adult; $8 junior Members may bring up to four guests per household at one time. Members must accompany guests at all times.

Guest Passes on Sale Purchase your DISCOUNTED 10-punch guest passes through the end of March for only $40! Please note that all guest punch pass rules apply.

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

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KIDS’ CORNER HOURS & PROGRAMMING Monday through Thursday: 8:30 am–12:30 pm and 5:30–7:30 pm Friday: 8:30 am–12:30 pm; Saturday: 8 am–12 pm Closed Sunday Kids’ Corner Policy Reminders

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Kids’ Corner will only accept children 2 to 6 years of age. All children must be registered by the parent for Kids’ Corner prior to their first use of the room. Registration forms are available at the concierge desk or online at mysomersett.com. Parents with children who are not bathroom independent must remain on Club premises at all times when their child is in Kids’ Corner. This includes such activities as playing tennis, aerobics, using the fitness room, and swimming or during a special Club function. 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 six-to-one ratio, with a maximum of 12 children 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. Reservations may be made online at mysomersett.com seven days in advance. All children must be dropped off in Kids’ Corner within 15 minutes of their reservation time. If the parent has not checked in their child within the fifteen-minute window, the reservation becomes void and the spot will be opened to a child on the waitlist.

Kids’ Movie Night Fridays January 24 & February 21 $12/child (includes pizza) | Ages 5–12 RSVP by the Wednesday before Your child will watch a choice of two kid-friendly movies while enjoying pizza and the company of friends! Make sure to reserve your child’s spot for this popular event.

MLK Jr. and Presidents’ Day Camps Monday, January 20 & February 17, 7 am–6 pm $40/child (residents only) | Ages 5–12 RSVP by January 15 & February 12 | 5 child min; 30 max Wondering what to do with the kids when schools are closed on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and Presidents’ Day? We’ll keep them busy at the Club with a day full of games, activities and crafts with snack provided. Please pack your child’s lunch during camp. Spots fill up quickly, so sign up early at the concierge desk.

Youth Winter Basketball Program January 28–March 12 Tuesdays & Thursdays | $55/child 5 to 7 years old: 4:30–5:30 pm 8 to 12 years old: 5:45–6:45 pm Does your child want to learn how to play basketball? Do they love to play already and want to improve their skills? Our youth winter basketball program at the Club at Town Center is for them! Residents ages 5–12 of all skill levels are welcome to participate in this fun and non-competitive, recreational program that focuses on learning fundamental skills and building confidence. Each age group will have a maximum of 25 players. Sign up at the concierge desk. For more information, please visit somersett.net or contact Camille Porter at camille.porter@fsresidential.com.

TCTC Kids Before & After School Program (formerly Starbright) Monday through Friday | Grades K–5 This program provides a quality before- and after-school experience for children at a reasonable price. From the minute they step in our door in the morning or off the bus in the afternoon, your children will enter a safe, structured environment filled with activities and games, help with homework, tutoring, snacks prepared daily, and fun times with their Somersett friends.

Morning Program 7–8:30 am; $35/child/week; $10/child/day

Afternoon Program 3:30–6 pm; $50/child/week; $15/child/day

Both Morning & Afternoon $85/child/week | Register by the Thursday before 4 child min; 30 max This program is for members of The Club at Town Center

Semester Special:

Before & After School: $1,360 After School: $800 Before School: $560 Hurry! This special is available from January 2–10 only! 11


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Born in Minnesota but lived mainly in

California. WHY DID YOU RUN FOR THE BOARD? I ran for the Board because I became disenchanted with the decisions made, the Board’s culture regarding communications and the increased level of aesthetic requirements. The decision to file the lawsuit for the rockery wall and the concomitant large assessment was the tipping point for me. I wanted to become an agent of change for improvement in the decision-making process even though I would be just one vote.

I have extensive budget skills, particularly in the area of approving cost reductions or increases. I worked with very large budgets and was required to live within our needs and to reduce budgets during tough financial times. Budget increases were rare and requests to raise fees were even rarer. I have worked with contracts, lawsuits, personnel issues, regulations, information technology projects, revenue estimates, workload projections, capital outlay projects, legislation construction/analysis and policy discussions at the highest levels of state government. I was also an elected member of a national trucking board, representing the Western states.


FAMILY: I am in a relationship with a steady girlfriend. I have four children and five grandchildren. One daughter and two grandchildren live in Reno. All my other children and grandchildren live in Sacramento. I also have a mini schnauzer named Freya who is extremely demanding.

I am an avid senior softball player and play many tournaments during the year. I am also an avid duck hunter. I hunt quail and doves too. I love going to the movies and am somewhat of a movie buff.



My nickname is Kegger which I have had for many years. My children even use it on occasion. I got the nickname in college and it stuck. It has nothing to do with my affinity for beer ‌ or does it?




Morning Flow w/ Carol All Levels 10:00 – 11:15 AM



Pilates w/ Victoria All Levels 9:00 – 10:00 AM

Yoga w/ Kerry All Levels 7:45 – 8:45 AM

Move for Balance w/ Carol All Levels 9:00 – 10:00 AM

Water Fitness w/ Lynne All Levels 9:00 – 10:00 AM

Tai Chi w/ Marcos All Levels 9:00 – 10:00 AM

Water Fitness w/ Dianna All Levels 9:00 – 10:00 AM

Yoga w/ Jim Beginner Level 9:00 – 10:00 AM

Water Fitness Int/Adv 9:00 – 10:00 AM

Chair Yoga w/ Kathleen All Levels 10:15 – 11:15 AM

Float Fit w/ Lynne Int/Adv Class 1: 8:45 – 9:15 a.m. Class 2: 9:30 – 10 a.m.

Chair Yoga w/ Kathleen All Levels 10:15 – 11:15 AM

Zumba Gold & Zumba Toning w/ Leslie 10:15 – 11:15 AM

Gentle Yoga w/ Jim Beginner Level 10:15 – 11:15 AM

Forever Fit w/ Lynne All Levels 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Gentle Water Fitness w/ Michelle All Levels 10:30 – 11:30 AM

Tai Chi w/ Marcos All Levels 9:00 – 10:00 AM Cardio Mix 8:00 – 8:45 AM

Gentle Water Fitness w/ Lynne All Levels 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Circuit Training w/ Dianna – Int/Adv (Prepaid monthly) 4:00 – 5:00 PM



Cardio Mix 8:00 – 8:45 AM Pilates w/ Victoria All Levels 9:00 – 10:00 AM

Float Fit 10:30 – 11 AM (Sign-up required)

Forever Fit w/ Lynne All Levels 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Yoga w/ Kerry All Levels 12:15 – 1:15 PM

Circuit Training w/ Lynne Int/Adv (Prepaid monthly) 4:00 – 5:00 PM

Zumba Gold & Zumba Toning w/ Leslie 10:15 – 11:15 AM

Circuit Training w/ Dianna – Int/Adv (Prepaid monthly) 4:00 – 5:00 PM


Circuit Training w/ Lynne – Int/Adv (Prepaid monthly) 4:00 – 5:00 PM

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YEARS IN RENO: Less than a year, having relocated upon retirement from the Redondo Beach area of Los Angeles. ORIGINALLY FROM:

Portsmouth, England

WHY DID YOU RUN FOR THE BOARD? I wanted to put some of my newly-acquired free time to helping the community and, in my experience, boards generally need people from a finance background. WHAT STRENGTHS/SKILLS DO I BRING TO THE BOARD? I have over 25 years of finance-related experience, having been an investment banker, the Treasurer of two large entertainment companies (Sony Pictures and Fox), and the CFO of a smaller media company involved in TV production and publishing. As the new Treasurer of SOA, I hope to bring this professional experience to the benefit of the Somersett community. FAMILY: Married to Maryann for 20 years, and we have two dogs Maximus and Contessa.

Cycling, skiing, mountain biking, motorsports (from a participatory standpoint) and football (both American football, and the English Premier League), rugby and cricket from a spectator standpoint.


SOMETHING PEOPLE MIGHT BE SURPRISED TO KNOW ABOUT YOU: I own three motorcycles. I also studied PPE (Politics, Philosophy, and Economics) at Oxford, a degree unique to the university, but little-known in the U.S. Three of the last 10 prime ministers of the United Kingdom held this degree and former President Bill Clinton also studied it (although he did not graduate in PPE).


NEW HOME SALES HILLBROW AT SOMERSETT Hillbrow offers three single and three 2-story homes ranging from 2,450 sq ft to 3,500 sq ft. These semi-custom homes are unparalleled in northern Nevada for their standard features. Reservations for the final Phase 21 lots are now being taken.


THE CLIFFS AT SOMERSETT The Cliffs feature some of the best views in Somersett—with six floorplans of one and two level home designs, ranging from 2,642– 4,287 sq. ft. Enjoy spacious living with 3–5 bedrooms, 3-car garages, walkout basement options, covered loggias, stunning courtyards, and more. The resort-style amenities include a 24,000 sq. ft. Clubhouse and Canyon Nine Golf Course. MODELS NOW OPEN! From the $700s to $1 Million


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AEROBICS STUDIO Cardio kick sculpting, spinning, yoga or pilates c wor sign up with a personal trainer.

POOLS/SPAS A resort pool with a 98 foot water slide, three lane junior Olympic pool and two full spas.

CARDIO-WEIGHT STUDIO Elli exercise bikes or treadmills available

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.

SPORTS COURT/INDOOR BAS game of hoops or watch a productio Sports Court is truly a multipurpose three basketball hoops, hardwood fl stage.

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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.



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Children Who Love Vegetables... and the Nonprofit Teaching Them To A Somersett family enjoys the benefits of Urban Roots Garden Classrooms

Fresh veggies were one thing, but cooked veggies were quite another for little Cora Kalisvaart. It wasn’t

until she grew them herself at an Urban Roots summer camp that this energetic young lady turned the corner and began eating cooked veggies. For Cora’s mother, Melissa Kalisvaart, adding more veggies into Cora’s diet was a relief.  “She has always loved vegetables, but has never cared for them cooked,” Melissa said. “After growing her own at camp, she tried them in a new way when they all cooked them together. She was so excited to bring seeds home and plant them.” The Kalisvaart family is happy to call Somersett home and have enthusiastically adopted Urban Roots, a nonprofit that works hard to change the way kids eat and learn. The organization does this by teaching any topic—math, science, English—through the lens of gardening. They’re well known for taking eager students like Cora and endearing them to the merits of tending to a garden, the fun of creating new projects and the thrill of being outside. 


Through an in-kind donation of land from Renown Health, Urban Roots operates its Teaching Farm on 1700 E. Second Street in tandem with leased grounds at Rancho San Rafael. Students ages 5 through 15 can participate in spring, summer and fall camps at either the Second Street or Rancho San Rafael locations, or participate in home school sessions, called Farm Camp/School. They also install garden beds at schools in the Washoe County School District, and supplement the education with lesson plans that incorporate tenets of gardening in order to illustrate a variety of topics.   The ten-year-old nonprofit is passionate about helping children become food explorers, something they’ve found to be a byproduct when students discover how much fun the growing process can be.  “We have an incredible team of educators,” said executive director of Urban Roots, Fayth Ross. “They’re so skilled in engaging children and make learning fun. They can bring a science textbook to life, cement an entomology lesson into young minds through hands on play, or inspire kids to prepare and devour their own culinary creations.”  And it seems word of the nonprofit has reached the Somersett neighborhood. The nonprofit hosts several children from the neighborhood. “We heard wonderful things about Urban Roots over the past several years from other families in the community,” said Melissa Kalisvaart. “So when we were looking for fun summer camp options, it was one of the first we enrolled in.”  Melissa notes that the focus on fun and educational activities was a selling point for the family, and that the check in and check out procedures (along

with the flexible hours) helped to make life easier. But it was Cora’s eagerness to get into the curriculum that is a lasting takeaway. “Cora had a wonderful time at summer camp getting hands on with the animals and gardening activities,” said Melissa. “She had the chance to get down and dirty (very dirty) every day which thrilled her.” One of the motivators behind Urban Roots’ efforts to bring students back outside is the sharp increase in screen time among children ages five to 16. According to market research firm Childwise, screen time rose from three hours a day in 1995 to six and a half hours a day presently.  “So much of what we teach reminds kids that the outdoors is fun,” said Fayth. “They get invested in the fruits of their labor and forget all about their XBox or iPhone. Last summer, one of our kiddo participants said, ‘This is so much better than video games’! We couldn’t agree more.” As the organization continues to make waves in the community, it’s working to finish funding an ambitious container kitchen project. The two story installation would incorporate a full teaching kitchen and offer classes, opening up curriculum so that Urban Roots can teach children how to grow, tend and harvest their food, then immediately teach tasty ways to prepare the food to eat.  “It would help us truly teach a farm to table lesson,” said Fayth.  And who knows, for Somersett parents like Melissa, it could mean that Cora is ready to eat cooked veggies, and even prepare them for dinner on occasion.  Urban Roots is still on the hunt for donations from the general public. Those interested can learn more at www.urgc.org. 


A Somersett family’s legacy


HeEding Brigham Young’s call, a disastrous journey west, mining for silver and finding a new Nevada home Much has been made of the Donner party’s tragic fate in the Sierra snows in the winter of 1847. About a decade later another group of pioneers also met up with disaster on their journey west, but it’s likely you’ve never heard of the Willie and Martin Handcart Companies. Three Somersett families know the story well, however, because members of the clan are descended from survivors of the trip. Norman Scoggin, who is married to Lee, is the great-great-grandson of Joe Moss, the patriarch of one of the few families from the Martin group lucky enough to survive the journey intact. The Mosses’ story begins in Lancaster County in England, where missionaries converted Joe and Mary and their children Edward, Peter John, Joseph Jr. James to Mormonism and persuaded the family to travel to the Mormons’ “promised land” in Utah. In 1856, the Mosses made their way by boat and train to Iowa, where they joined Willie and Martin brigades and embarked on a cross-country journey pulling handcarts across the plains and mountains to Salt Lake City. The group got a late start, setting out in August instead of the preferred early summer. The pioneers carried their belongings in handcarts because most of them were too poor to afford horses or oxen to pull a wagon. Many were unprepared for the rigors of pushing a loaded cart and when their progress stalled, the food supplies dwindled. James Moss’ daughter recalled her father saying that the starving family unwrapped rawhide binding the handcart wheels, roasted it, and ate it for sustenance. 21

Early snowfall in the mountains further hampered the pioneers’ progress. Eventually, Brigham Young heard of the starving survivors’ plight and sent rescuers and provisions, allowing the struggling pioneers to complete their journey at the end of November. But the aid came too late to avert disaster. About one-sixth of the approximately 1200 members of the companies died from starvation and the challenges of the journey. The Mosses were among the fortunate survivors. The family settled in Utah for a time, but in 1863 they left Utah for good, bound for Carson City. On the way, they heard about a silver strike near Austin, Nevada. They decided to give mining a try and never did make it to Carson City, settling permanently in Austin. The family thrived in Austin and lived there for generations. The Scoggins still have a home there and return often to fish and hunt. Sadly, Joe and Mary’s tale has a tragic footnote. In February 1878, Joe set out to visit his son James, who lived on a mountain about 2 miles away. The older man lost his way in the heavy snow and his body was later found in a ravine. After surviving such an epic journey across the country, it’s ironic that Joe Moss froze to death so close to his beloved new home. Norman and Lee have lived in Somersett for three years, following their sons who had already moved to the community – Bret and wife Sylvia and son Ian, and Coert and wife Kala and children Luke and Coertney. Members of the Scoggin family can be found often at the Club, working out in the Fitness Center or chatting with friends in the Great Room. Joe Moss Sr. was Norman’s great-great-grandfather, which makes Norman’s grandchildren seventh-generation Nevadans. The family treasures their pioneer history, keeping photos, newspaper clippings and a prized memento – a frying pan made of horseshoe nails that the Mosses took with them from England. The heavy cast-iron skillet served double-duty as a cooking utensil and a snow shovel on the trail. The pan is rugged, no-nonsense and tough, much like the family that brought it with them on their epic journey west. Letter from James Moss to Emma Moss King in 1894 This frying pan was made by one of my father’s relations two or three generations back. My father said it was made of horseshoe nails and other scraps of wrought iron all welded together and fashioned on the anvil. It seems to be about a third of an inch thick; being so thick it never burned the cakes or meat that were cooked in it. My father was presented with it in 1865. He and his family of eight started from Liverpool on the 25th of May, 1856, with one thousand other Mormons to come to Utah. I was between 12 and 13 then. We landed in Boston in six weeks. We took the railroad from Boston to Iowa. That was the furthest west of any railroad at that time. We camped there two weeks in Iowa City while they were making the hand carts which we were to pull across the plains to Utah. We started across the state of Iowa, 200 miles to Council Bluffs, and got there about the last of August and rested there for 12 or 15 days. We started from Council Bluffs near the last of September. There were 650 men, women and children in the train. There were six Chicago wagons loaded with flour which was supposed to be one pound a day for each person in the train. In traveling we made 15 to 20 miles a day. Our troubles commenced when the old folks, granddads and grandmas, began to get sore feet and dysentery, then their sons and daughters would take them on their carts and pull them with their loads of bedding and cooking utensils. The hot weather killed these old people. We had two handcarts for our family. My oldest brother and I pulled and my other two older pulled. The other carts I will have to describe. There were two other kinds. One was in the style of a light buggy with tires on, and easy to pull. The other was some wretched objects they put together while we were waiting for them in Iowa City. They were built like a boy’s toy wagon with iron tires, with two thin skeins under and above in the ends of the axle. After we had gone about one or two hundred miles these sheet iron tires broke so the only way we had to keep the tires on we had to wrap rawhide around the two ends of the tires together, which made it with a bump every time the wheel came around to it.



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CLUB FITNESS For a complete description of all our classes and a current calendar, please visit the fitness calendar on our website at somersett.net.

Age Limits in the Gym Children under 14 years of age are not permitted to use the fitness facilities, including the fitness room and group fitness classes. Children ages 14–17 MUST complete a fitness waiver and meet with the Sports Coordinator regarding fitness etiquette prior to using the fitness center or aerobics classes.

Fitness Questions For information about our free classes, fitness equipment, reformer Pilates, personal training and pricing, please visit our website at somersett.net or contact Camille Porter at 787-4550, ext. 321. If you’re new or just curious about all of our strength-training equipment, call today to arrange a complimentary fitness orientation.

2020 Winter Pool Hours

Please note: All outdoor amenities (tennis, pool, golf) are weather-permitting during winter months.

Saturdays in the Sierras with Linda Saturdays January 11 & February 8 Meet at the Club at 9:45 am; Snowshoeing location TBD Join Linda for snowshoeing and enjoy the beautiful snow-capped Sierras and crisp mountain air. This is a carpooling event, weather permitting. Register at the front desk. For more information, email Camille Porter at camille.porter@fsresidential.com

Pickleball Mondays, Wednesdays & Saturdays, 12:30–3 pm Sports Court Have you tried the fastest-growing sport in the country? It’s a great way to enjoy a low-impact workout and make some new friends in the process. No need to purchase any equipment – everything is provided.

Lap Pool & Upper Spa | 6 am–7 pm daily, depending on weather.

Aquatic Weather Policy Ice: Management reserves the right to close the pool and spa at any time due to cold temperatures causing ice on the pool deck. AQUATIC RULES: UPPER 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 due to the possibility of spreading infection. 3. Do not ingest water by mouth as this can cause infection and illness. Parents are to warn children not to allow water in their mouths. 4. The heat of the hot tub water speeds up the effects of alcohol and can cause sleepiness, dizziness and unconsciousness. 5. Horseplay, splashing, swimming and diving are not permitted in the spas.

Personal Training Personal training is a great way to get personalized fitness routines designed to increase your performance and get results. Whether you’re new to the gym, coming back after some time off, or you want to shake up your normal routine, our personal trainers can help you work out safely efficiently.



ind down from a busy week in one of our spacious cedarlined saunas and take advantage of the many amenities in our locker rooms. Both the men’s and women’s locker rooms feature day-use lockers, restrooms, showers and changing areas. The Club at Town Center has licensed massage therapists ready to cater to your aches and pains. Whether you’re looking to alleviate 24

stress or just enjoy a bit of TLC, the Club’s massage menu offers many types of treatments to fit your needs. For more information on what we offer and to contact our massage therapists, call the concierge at 787-4500. Please note: Massages are open to all Somersett residents, including those who live in Sierra Canyon.

CLUB FITNESS SCHEDULE For a complete description of all our fitness classes and the most up to date calendar, please visit somersett.net or the Club’s concierge desk.







Chair Yoga w/ Nancy 8:00 – 9:00 AM

Tabata w/ Angela 6:00 – 6:45 AM

*Hatha Yoga w/ Linda 8:30 – 9:30 AM

Tabata w/ Angela 6:00 – 6:45 AM

*Mind-Body Wellness w/ Bruce 8:00 – 9:00 AM

Tabata w/ Angela 8:00 – 8:45 AM

*Hatha Yoga w/ Linda 8:30 – 9:30 AM

*Gentle Sunrise Yoga w/ Karen 7:45 – 8:45 AM

*Meditation w/ Linda 9:30 – 9:45 AM

*Gentle Sunrise Yoga w/ Karen 7:45 – 8:45 AM

*Hatha Yoga w/ Linda 8:30 – 9:30 AM

Yoga w/ Karen 9:00 – 10:00 AM

Basic Cardio Step w/ Cindy 9:30 – 10:30 AM

*Body Sculpt w/ Beth 9:00 – 9:45 AM

Intermediate Cardio Step w/ Cindy 9:30 – 10:30 AM

*Youth Basketball Open Gym Time 9:00 – 12:00 AM

Intermediate Cardio Step w/ Cindy 9:30 – 10:30 AM *Boot Camp w/ Christy 9:45 – 10:30 AM

*Body Sculpt w/ Beth 9:00 – 9:45 AM Mat Pilates w/ Beth 10:00 – 11:00 AM

*Boot Camp w/ Christy 9:50 AM – 10:35 PM

**Cardio Tennis 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Power Cycle w/ Christy 10:45 – 11:20 AM

**Cardio Tennis Reserved Court Time 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

*Crunch 15 w/ Christy 11:20 – 11:35 AM

Power Cycle w/ Christy 10:45 – 11:20 AM

Stretch & Roll w/ Christy 11:35 AM – 12:10 PM

Crunch 15 w/ Christy 12:15 – 12:30 PM

Mat Pilates w/ Beth 10:00 – 11:00 AM

Circuit Training w/ Christy 4:30 – 5:15 PM

Hatha Yoga w/ Linda 5:30 – 6:30 PM

Crunch 15 w/ Christy 5:15 – 5:30 PM

Chair Yoga w/ Nancy 4:00 – 5:00 PM

*Mind-Body Wellness w/ Bruce 5:30 – 6:30 PM

Spin w/ Christy 5:30 – 6:15 PM

Spin Boot Camp w/ Christy 5:30 – 6:15 PM

FITNESS CLASS DESCRIPTIONS Body Sculpt: Define, sculpt and build lean muscle for all levels of fitness. Classes focus on intense isolation exercises with free weights and resistance, ending with abs. Boot Camp: Each boot camp class will push you out of your comfort zone with different exercises to keep you on your toes and work up a sweat through total body, high intensity interval and circuit training. Cardio Step: A high energy, heart-pumping cardio class that mixes basic to intermediate choreography in a variety of fun styles. Different levels of intensity ensure everyone gets the most out of their workout. This is an excellent cross-training class for all fitness levels. Chair Yoga: A gentle form of Hatha Yoga done while seated or standing next to a chair for support. This class helps with muscle toning, flexibility, mobility, balance, strength, circulation and breathing. Beginner-friendly, all levels welcome. Circuit Training: This class is a high-volume, low-resistance workout with short rest intervals. Improve muscle tone and definition, while improving cardiovascular fitness. Crunch 15: A 15-minute power class that focuses solely on core- and ab-strengthening exercises. Fundamental Yoga: Introduces the principles of alignment and breath work in a flow of postures. Students will be introduced to basic yoga postures through step-by-step verbal description and demonstration. This class is beginner-friendly.

Zumba w/ Leslie B. 5:35 – 6:35 PM

Crunch 15 w/ Christy 11:20 – 11:35 AM

*Pickleball Reserved Court Time 12:30 – 3:00 PM

Stretch & Roll w/ Christy 11:35 AM – 12:10 PM

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Classes are held in the aerobic studio unless otherwise noted.

*Pickleball Reserved Court Time 12:30 –3:00 PM

Zumba w/ Leslie B. 6:35 – 7:35 PM

*Pickleball Reserved Court Time 12:30 –3:00 PM

Power Cycle w/ Christy 10:45 – 11:20 AM

Fundamental Yoga w/ Kerry 1:30 – 2:30 PM

PAID PRIVATE REFORMER w/ Beth Tuesday 7:30 – 8:30 AM Tuesday/Thursday 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Crunch 15 w/ Christy 6:15 – 6:30 PM

FX Fitness: A functional fitness class utilizing cardio movement and strength patterns designed to increase flexible strength for daily living activities. All levels welcome. Hatha Yoga (Levels 1 and 2): Concentrates on physical health and mental well-being using body postures (asanas), breathing techniques (pranayama), and meditation techniques (dyana) with the goal of bringing about a healthy body and a clear, peaceful mind. Gentle Sunrise Yoga (Levels 2 and 3): Greet the morning slowly and methodically with deep stretching and mindful yoga practice. Mat Pilates: Use controlled breathing during body weight resisted movements on a floor mat to tone and build core strength. Meditation: A 15-minute mindful meditation practice to nurture a sound mind and enhance personal wellness. Mind-Body Wellness: Explore the healing power of relaxation through breath, and learn how to achieve balance. This class will show you how to fight stress, lack of focus, back and neck pain, poor sleep patterns, and fatigue through visualization, breath work, and mindfulness training. New students welcome! Pickleball: A beginner-friendly racquet sport that combines elements of badminton, tennis and ping pong. Pickleball is open to anyone who wants to play, no equipment needed! Power Cycle: A condensed spin class that utilizes effective bursts of strength training while spinning.

Spin: A high-energy indoor cycling class where you’ll ride a mixture of flats, hills and sprints while burning calories all the way. Spin Boot Camp: Get ready to sweat! This class combines high intensity cycling intervals with boot camp circuit training off the bike to give you an intense, full-body workout. Stretch & Roll: Join our stretch and foam-roller class to improve your flexibility, muscle function and fitness performance. Tabata: Tabata uses short, intense anaerobic exercise with even shorter recovery periods (20 seconds on/10 seconds rest). With a variety of exercises and methods for this training, you’ll always be targeting major muscle groups for a total body workout. Youth Basketball: Families and youth are welcome to come shoot hoops during open gym time. Zumba®: With Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves, Zumba® keeps everyone motivated by creating a dance-party atmosphere. REMINDERS: Please arrive on time and sign in at the concierge desk before class begins. Heavy colognes/perfumes should not be worn during class. All participants are asked to wipe down equipment after use. Used equipment should be returned to its’ original location after class. Cell phones should be put on silent and should not be used during class; if you have an emergency please take your call into the hallway.



The SOA is professionally managed by FirstService Residential. The onsite office is located at The Club at Town Center. CUSTOMER CARE: 775-624-9152 NEW! ASSESSMENT MAILING ADDRESS: P.O. Box 62049 Newark, NJ 07101

ACCOUNT INFORMATION: somersett.connectresident.com ASSOCIATION HOURS: Monday – Friday: 8 am to 5 pm The SOA office will be closed on New Year’s Day.

Assessment Reminder

Compliance Information

Assessments are due on the first of each month. A late fee of $25 will be posted to accounts not paid by the 30th of the month. Accounts 60 days past due will lose clubhouse and/or Canyon Nine privileges. Accounts 75 days past due will be sent to collections.

To report a non-compliance, please email Chrissy Parker at christina. parker@fsresidential.com or call 787-4500, ext. 327. Please note that while we do investigate and document each complaint received, we cannot disclose the status of anyone’s account. Should a homeowner not respond to or correct a violation, he or she will be summoned to a hearing and could be suspended from the Club and assessed fines. At this time the Association has a policy not to enter a property unless it is bank owned, and then only to repair front-yard landscaping.

Assessment Payments Submitted Online You can pay your monthly assessments online from the FirstService Residential website through ClickPay, a third-party payment processing company. Payments submitted through ClickPay typically take up to three business days to be credited to your assessment account. Please keep this in mind since payments received after the 30th are subject to a $25 late fee. ClickPay charges a fee for its payments made by debit or credit card. There is no fee if you pay by e-check. For an extra fee, you may arrange to have a payment posted within one business day. You may also submit payments to the SOA office, via check or money order only.

Rules + Regulations Spotlight HOLIDAY DECORATIONS If you haven’t gotten around to taking down your holiday decorations yet, make sure that you make time to do so by the end of January. According to the Rules & Regulations, December decorations must be removed by January 31. 26



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Somersett Owners Association 2020 Meeting Schedule Any changes to the meeting dates will be updated online at somersett.net on the SOA’s Committees & Meetings page. Executive sessions and AGC meetings are not open to residents other than those on the agenda. Communications, Facilities, Finance and SGCC/SOA Water Facilities committee meetings are open to all owners and are held at The Club at Town Center. Meetings of the Board of Directors are also open to all owners and are held in the Sports Court at The Club at Town Center.

Meeting Agendas and Minutes Agendas for Board of Directors’ meetings will be posted online at somersett.net at least 10 days prior to the scheduled meeting. Minutes of these meetings will be posted at somersett.net once they have been approved at the next scheduled meeting.

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Public Events for All to Enjoy • Community Events for All Somersett Residents The Club at Town Center Events • Canyon Nine Events

January 1: Club Closed 14: Meet the Staff 18: Adult Potluck 28: Youth Basketball Starts 24: Kids Movie Night 24: Adult Trivia Night

February 2: Somersett Superbowl Party 8: Father Daughter Dance 15: Adult Potluck 21: Kids Movie Night



6: Adult Karaoke Night 10: Meet the Staff 12: Youth Basketball Ends 21: St. Patrick’s Day Adult Potluck 27: Kids Movie Night 15-26:Spring Break Camp

11: Eggstravaganza 18: Adult Potluck 24: Adult Bowling Night 24: Kids Movie Night





2: Spring Community Garage Sale 10: Kids’ Tennis Kick-Off 12: Meet the Staff 16: Adult Potluck 22: Kids Movie Night 25: Memorial Day Bash

5: Adult Activity 6: Fireside Smores 8: First Day of Summer Camp 13: Music on the Green 20: Adult Potluck 21: Sunday Funday Golf 27: Cornhole Tournament

4: 4th of July Bash 11: Music on the Green 14: Meet the Staff 18: Fireside Smores 18: Adult Potluck 19: Sunday Funday Golf 25: Glowball 25: Summer Community Garage Sale





6: Kids Movie Night 10: Meet the Staff 14: SOA Potluck 26: Club Closed

11: Photos with Santa 19: Candy Cane Hunt 18- 1/1: Winter Break Camp 24: Club Closes at 2 25: Club Closed 31: Club Closes at 2

7: Labor Day Bash 8: Meet the Staff 12: Fireside Smores 18: Adult Activity 19: Adult Potluck 20: Tennis Extravaganza 25: Kids Movie Night 27: MC Believe 5k Run

3: Fall Community Garage Sale 5-9: Fall Break Camp 16: Haunted House 17: Touch-A- Truck & Fall Festival 24: Adult Halloween Potluck & Party 30: Kids Nevada Day Camp 30: Kids Movie Night


1: Somersett Classic Car Show 8: Music on the Green 7: Summer Camp Ends 10-14:KinderCamp 15: Fireside Smores 15: Adult Potluck 16: Sunday Funday Golf 21: Adult Brew Bike 21: Kids Movie Night

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We are notifying all homeowners as to when meetings of the Executive Board of Directors will be held as per NRS 116.31083.2, “not less than 10 days before the date of a meeting of the Executive Board.” The following are the scheduled meetings for 2020. All Board Meetings will be held at The Club at Town Center at 7650 Town Square Way. The date, time, and location of each meeting are subject to change. To obtain a copy of the meeting agendas you can either; contact Customer Service at (775) 787-4500, the Association Management Office, or on the Association’s Website http://nevada.fsrconnect.com/Somersett a minimum of 10 days prior to each meeting.

January 1st - SOA CLOSED 2nd - 9 am AGC 7th - 2 pm Facilities 13th - 4 pm Finance 14th – 5:30 pm Communications 16th - 9 am AGC 22nd –3:00 pm Executive 22nd - 5:30 pm BOARD

February 4th - 2 pm Facilities 6th - 9 am AGC 10th - 4 pm Finance 18th – 5:30 pm Communications 20th - 9 am AGC 26th -3:00 pm Executive

26th - 5:30 pm BOARD

March 3rd - 2 pm Facilities 5th - 9 am AGC 9th - 4 pm Finance 17th – 5:30 pm Communications 19th - 9 am AGC 25th – 3:00 pm Executive

25th - 5:30 pm BOARD




2nd - 9 am AGC 7th - 2 pm Facilities 13th - 4 pm Finance 14th – 5:30 pm Communications 16th - 9 am AGC 22th – 3:00 pm Executive 2 2 th – 5:30 pm BOARD

5th - 2pm Facilities 7th - 9 am AGC 11th - 4 pm Finance 19th – 5:30 pm Communications 21th - 9 am AGC 27th – 3:00 pm Executive 2 7 t h – 5:30 pm BOARD

2nd - 2 pm Facilities 4th - 9 am AGC 8th - 4 pm Finance 16th – 5:30 pm Communications 18th - 9 am AGC 24th – 3:00 pm Executive


2nd - 9 am AGC 7th – 2pm Facilities 13th- 4pm Finance 14th – 5:30 Communications 16th - 9 am AGC 22nd – 3:00 pm Executive 22nd – 5:30 pm BOARD

October 1st - 9 am AGC 6th - 2 pm Facilities 6th – 5:30 pm Communications 12th - 4 pm Finance 15th - 9 am AGC 14th – 3:00 pm Executive 14th - 5:30 pm BOARD

August 4th - 2 pm Facilities 6th - 9 am AGC 10th- 4 pm Finance 18th – 5:30pm Communications 20th - 9 am AGC 26th – 3:00 pm Executive 26th- 5:30 pm BOARD


3rd –2 pm Facilities 5th - 9 am AGC 9th - 4 pm Finance 10th – 5:30 pm Communications 16th - 4 pm ANNUAL MEMBERS MEETING

24th - 5:30 pm BOARD

September 1st - 2 pm Facilities 3rd - 9 am AGC 14th- 4 pm Finance 15th – 5:30 pm Communications 17th - 9 am AGC 23rd – 3:00 pm Executive 23rd – 5:30pm BOARD

December 1st - 2 pm Facilities 3rd - 9 am AGC 8th – 5:30 pm Communications 14th - 4 pm Finance 17th – 3:00 pm Executive 17th - 5:30 pm BOARD

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Sushi Culinary Boot Camp Beginner’s Kitchen Techniques 1 Cooking for Health Taste of Tuscany Croissant Workshop Girls’ Night Out: Tapas Ravioli & Tortellini Chinese Takeout Favorites Knife Sharpening Workshop Kids Cook! Techniques 1

Jan. 30

Ramen & Asian Dumplings Jan. 31 Date Night: Burgundy Feb. 1 Entree Winter Soups Feb. 4 Teens Cook! Feb. 5 Techniques 2 Feb. 6 Gnocchi Feb. 7 Taste of Thailand Feb. 8 Pate a ChouxProfiteroles and Eclairs Feb. 11 Knife Skills Workshop Feb. 12 Techniques 3 Feb. 13-15 Couples: Love Bites Feb. 19 Cast Iron Cooking

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January 1 2 3 4 Color coding system for events throughout Somersett Living and all SOA Communications are: BROWN: Events for residents with access to The Club at Town Center. BLUE: SOA events open to all residents, including Sierra Canyon. GREEN: Events at the SGCC; open to all residents. PURPLE: Public events; open to anyone.

Club Closed SOA Offices Closed

Mah Jongg

Art + Painting

5 6 7 8 9 10 11

Knitting + Crocheting Pinochle

Mah Jongg Investment Roundtable Discussion

Cribbage Club Bridge Club

Mah Jongg

Art + Painting

Saturdays in the Sierras with Linda

12 13 14 15 16 17 18

Acoustic Circle Jam

Knitting + Crocheting

Mah Jongg


Meet the Staff

Cribbage Club Bridge Club

Mah Jongg

Art + Painting

Adult Potluck

Book Club

19 20 21 22 23 24 25

Board Game Club

Knitting + Crocheting Pinochle

Cribbage Club Mah Jongg

Bridge Club

Art + Painting Mah Jongg

Board Meeting

MLK Jr. Day Camp

Kids’ Movie Night Adult Trivia

26 27 28 29 30 31 February 1

Acoustic Circle Jam

Knitting + Crocheting Pinochle

Mah Jongg Youth Winter Basketball Program Begins

Cribbage Club Bridge Club

Mah Jongg

Art + Painting

2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Somersett Super Bowl Party

Knitting + Crocheting Pinochle

Mah Jongg Investment Roundtable Discussion

Cribbage Club Bridge Club

Mah Jongg

Art + Painting

Saturdays in the Sierras with Linda Daddy Daughter Dance

9 10 11 12 13 14 15

Acoustic Circle Jam

Knitting + Crocheting

Mah Jongg


Cribbage Club Bridge Club

Mah Jongg

Art + Painting

Adult Potluck

16 17 18 19 20 21 22

Knitting + Crocheting Board Game Club


Cribbage Club Mah Jongg

Presidents’ Day Camp

Bridge Club

Mah Jongg

Book Club

Art + Painting Kids’ Movie Night

23 24 25 26 27 28

Acoustic Circle Jam (22)

Knitting + Crocheting Pinochle

Cribbage Club Mah Jongg

Bridge Club

Mah Jongg

Art + Painting

Board Meeting

Check out page 4 for information on all of the great weekly clubs open to ALL residents!


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Somersett Living January February 2020  

One of the leading golf communities in northern Nevada, Somersett Living is the magazine of record. Know what to do and where to go.

Somersett Living January February 2020  

One of the leading golf communities in northern Nevada, Somersett Living is the magazine of record. Know what to do and where to go.