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Somersett Owners Association 7650 Town Square Way Reno, NV 89523


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MARCH/A P R I L 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

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!

Sign up for our enewsletter! 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/.

Association Hours Monday–Friday: 8 am to 5 pm 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 Jim O’Connell Project Manager james.oconnell@fsresidential.com

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All Somersett Residents Events & Specials Canyon Nine Somersett Golf & Country Club Club Events Kids’ Corner Programs Aspen Lodge Events Aspen Lodge Fitness Schedule Camp Somersett 2020 Club Fitness Club Fitness Schedule


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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 The Village and The VUE VUE/Village Community Associate x312 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: USGBC Nevada ...p. 18–20 Matt Reardon ...22–23 Tom Hale ...28–30

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: Piper and Cruz Federmann and Sofia Crocker at EGGstravaganza 2019. Photo by Robin Bolson.


Saturday, April 11 | Crafts and Treats: 11 am–Noon | Egg Hunt: Noon

We’re celebrating Easter with an EGGstravaganza, complete with seasonal crafts, treats, a classic egg hunt and a visit from the Easter Bunny! Don’t forget your baskets and be sure to get here early—the egg hunt will kick off when the clock strikes 12 Noon. Ages infant to 2 years old will gather in the Sports Court, 3- to 6-year-olds at the tee box one, and kids 7 and up will hunt at Hole 1. Look for the signs to point you in the right direction and let’s celebrate Easter as a community!


Spring Garage Sale Saturday, May 2, 7 am–3 pm

Is your garage overflowing with “stuff’’ you’d like to unload? Here is your chance—the community-wide Garage Sale on May 2 is one of just three HOAsanctioned garage sales each year (along with Saturdays July 25 and October 3). To be listed on a map of participating homes, please email robin.bolson@ fsresidential.com with your address no later than Friday, April 24.

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Acoustic Circle Jam

Knitting & Crocheting Club

Sundays March 8 & 22 & April 12 and 26 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 from’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.

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 like-minded neighbors. Feel free to pack a snack or non-alcoholic beverage to enjoy.

Investment Roundtable Discussions Tuesdays, March 3 & April 7, 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.

Meet the Staff Tuesday, March 10, 9–10 am | RSVP by Monday, March 9 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.

Book Club Wednesdays, March 18 & April 15, 7–9 pm In March, our community book club will discuss The School of Essential Ingredients by Erica Bauermeister. In April the club will discuss The Dutch House by Ann Patchett.

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!

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.

Bridge Club Wednesdays, 2:30–5 pm Join fellow bridge lovers for intermediate bridge at the Club. 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.

Art & Painting Club Fridays, 10 am–12 pm 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.

Board Game Club Third Sunday of each month (March 15 & April 19), 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.

CANYON NINE 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 MARCH & APRIL: 11 am–4 pm* *Weather permitting; call 787-4500 to confirm.

Winter Rates (through March 31)

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.

Season Rates (beginning April 1) Residents: $10 adult Guests: $12 adult Non-residents: $20 adult Students: $5* *Ages 17 and under and 18 and over with a valid student ID

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Loyalty Points

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

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”.

We currently have Somersett buyers!

If you are thinking about selling, call me today and let my over 30 years experience work for you!

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If you’re thinking about buying, nobody knows Somersett better.


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SOMERSETT GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB Country Club Golf Shop Hours

The Grille at Somersett Hours


Tuesday–Friday, 9 am–8 pm | Saturday–Sunday, 8 am–8 pm Closed Monday

Tuesday–Sunday: 9 am–6 pm Tuesday–Sunday: 8 am–6 pm

Country Club First Tee Times

Bocce Ball Court Hours

MARCH Tuesday–Sunday: 10 am, closed Monday APRIL Tuesday–Sunday: 8:30 am, closed Monday **All times are weather-dependent. Please call the golf shop 787-1800, ext. 2.

MARCH Tuesday–Sunday: 9 am–6 pm** APRIL Tuesday–Sunday: 8 am–6 pm** **May play until dusk if in possession of own Bocce balls.

Community Driving Range Hours MARCH APRIL

Tuesday–Sunday: 9 am–5 pm Tuesday–Sunday: 8 am–6 pm

Little Tykes Golf Clinic

Plan Ahead for Learn to Golf

Wednesdays March 18 & April 15, 4:15–5 pm 4 child min; 12 max Little Tykes Golf is designed for small children and it’s 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 little ones! We will conduct classes at the country club’s indoor Short Game Arena. Sign up with the golf staff at 787-1800.

Saturdays May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 11 am–12:30 pm | $15/clinic RSVP 4 days prior to clinic | 3 min; 16 max Engage in the game of a lifetime and let our PGA professionals help you get ready to play. Building on the success of last year’s Learn to Golf Program, Stuart Smith and the staff will instruct this beginner/ intermediate class. Whether you are a former golfer looking to dust off your clubs and brush up on your fundamentals OR someone eager to learn for the first time, this is an ideal program. A typical session includes clinic-style instruction as well as individual assistance. Over the course of each month we will cover all aspects of the game, including full swing, putting, short game and on-course playing instruction. This program will run through the season with a projected end date of September 26. If participation dictates, we will add an additional 1 pm class on Saturdays during the height of the season. Please sign up four days prior to clinic time with golf shop staff at 787-1800, ext. 103. We are all excited for the 2020 golf season!

Play the Tom Kite Designed Championship Country Club Course All Somersett residents are welcome to play the Championship Country Club Course four times per year. Each resident may book a foursome of players at a rate of $80 per player (in season, April– October) and $50 per player (off season, November–March). This includes green fee, driving range usage and golf cart. We take tee times for residents three days in advance at 787-1800, ext. 103. Men, please remember our dress code of no denim, collared golf shirts and caps worn forward at all times. For the ladies, no denim, spaghetti-strap tops, bare midriffs or short shorts. Proper footwear, such as golf or tennis shoes, is required. Please be advised we are cart-path-only from November through March.

Driving Range Somersett residents are welcome to utilize the driving range at the country club. The SOA/Country Club agreement allows for complimentary use from the north side of the range year-round and from the mats on the south side during the off season (Novemberthrough March). Please check in with the attendant at the range, provide identification as a resident and sign the usage sheet. Access to the south side turf range, putting green and chipping green is available for a cost of a $10 per person per day fee payable at the golf shop prior to usage. Juniors MUST be accompanied by an adult. Dress code is the same as for the Country Club course.


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 the golf shop staff during operating hours.

Plan Ahead for Junior Learn to Golf Dates and times TBD | (ages 7–14) Please contact the golf shop for further information $15/clinic OR $50/month series | RSVP 4 days prior to clinic date Your juniors are in good hands with our resident PGA professionals. Stuart Smith and Corey Hobbs are eager for the 2020 season and this is a great opportunity for Somersett resident juniors to get quality instruction in all aspects of the game. Each month’s series of junior clinics will cover full swing, putting, short game and on-course playing instruction. All clinics will be taught at Somersett Golf & Country Club. Please contact Corey Hobbs with any questions at chobbs@somersett.com

Polar Bear Golf Tournament (Two-Person Team) Saturday, March 14 | 10 am shotgun start | $80 per player Find a partner for the Polar Bear, our annual two-person scramble golf event. This event is open to all members, guests, community members, professionals and members of the Northern Nevada Golf Association— in other words, everyone! The fee of $80 per player includes dinner, drinks and golf shop credit for prizes. There will be both gross and net divisions, with a valid USGA handicap required for net eligibility. Check with the golf shop for event details and entry procedure.

Masters Par Three Tournament Saturday, April 11, 9 am shotgun start $30/adult, $20/junior (under 18) & $9/person cart fee, if applicable Our traditional commemorative Masters Golf Tournament is back! The Masters Golf Tournament is traditionally the start of the golf season, including here in Reno, and our event mimics the one played at Augusta’s Par Three Course on the Wednesday prior to the actual tournament. Everyone in the Somersett community is welcome to participate—Country Club members AND residents who are not members. The tournament has divisions for men, women and juniors and is played at the country club course. • We will award the top gross (actual score) and net (with established handicap through the GHIN system) scores. Adults with no established handicap will participate in the Callaway Scoring Division. Junior scoring will be gross only. If participation warrants, we will have age divisions. • We will offer a “Deuce Pool’’ for all players who make a gross two on a hole. In case of a hole-in-one, all “Deuce Pool” money will go to those making holes-in-one. • We will award closest to the hole on all par threes for men and women, with juniors falling into the men’s and women’s category for closest-to-the-hole awards. • While playing your round, we will also test your knowledge with a Master’s Trivia Contest.

Entry fees cover green fee, prize fund and a $5 food credit in the Grille to be used either prior to or after your round. Regular cart fees will apply. After your round, please join us in the Grille for live coverage of the third round of the 2020 Masters Tournament. Members, please sign up on Clubster. Community members, please sign up with golf shop staff at 787-1800, ext. 2. We hope you can join us for this fabulous start-of-the-season event!

Junior Golf Opportunity The Somersett Golf & Country Club is offering one boy and one girl aged 8-12 complimentary 2020 Junior Golf Program entry. Both the men’s and women’s golf associations are sponsoring the enrollment fee of $335 for the season, May through October. If you have a child in this age group who is not a member of the country club and would be excited to participate in this amazing program, please pick up an application at the country club. The application requires a copy of your child’s most recent report card and a short, handwritten paragraph by the junior telling why he or she would like to participate in the Somersett Junior Golf Program. Thank you to both of our golf associations here in Somersett and to the country club golf staff for your generosity. What a fantastic opportunity! Applications are due by Friday, April 10. For more information, contact Stuart Smith at ssmith@somersett.com or 787-1800, ext. 105. Please note: Prior winners are not eligible for the 2020 program.

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Brush Up on Pre-Swing Fundamentals By Stuart Smith—PGA Director of Golf


s we get excited about the new golf season, the best thing we can do as players is to refresh our memory of pre-swing fundamentals, which include hold of the club, stance, posture, hand position and ball position. You will increase your chances of improving this season if these fundamentals are up to speed. Improving leads to enjoying. Simply said, the hold of the club for a right-hander is as follows: 1) Hold the club in last three fingers of your left hand. 2) Place the heel pad of your left hand on the top of the club. 3) Lightly apply your thumb and forefinger with the “V” that they form pointing to your right cheek to your right shoulder. 4) Place your right middle two fingers underneath your left index finger. 5) House your left thumb in between the two pads of your right hand. 6) Lightly apply your thumb and forefinger with the “V” that they form pointing to your right cheek and right shoulder. 7) Clubface should be aimed at your target.

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It is common that when getting into a golf posture we simply droop our shoulders and bow down to the ball. It is important to understand that good posture starts with bending at the hips while keeping the chest fairly tall. The simplest of golf swings is performed around a flat back/straight spine. Make sure you keep ball position for your higher lofted clubs in the center while progressively moving the ball forward as the clubs get longer. A good rule of thumb is that your 5 iron will be approximately at the ¼ mark while the driver will be just inside your left heel.

Need help? Our professional staff is anxious to get you on your way to better golf. You won’t find a more experienced teaching crew in all of Reno. Give us a call at 787-1800.


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

Adult Watercolor Class Wednesdays March 4, 11 & April 15, 22 & May 6, 13, 10–1 pm $34 per two-week session Join instructor Eva Nichols and fellow residents to explore watercolors. No experience is necessary, and all levels are welcome. Sign up at the front desk. To find out more, please visit www.beautyonlocation.com.

Adult Potluck Saturdays March 21 & April 18, 6–8 pm

Adult Karaoke Night Friday, March 6, 6–8 pm RSVP at the front desk by Wednesday, March 4 Gather your friends and join us for some sing-your-heart-out fun! Bring your own beer or wine (no hard alcohol please) and your favorite karaoke classics for a night of singing that gives everyone a chance to be the star of the show!


RSVP by the Thursday before | 20 adult min.; 50 max March theme, St. Patrick’s Day April theme, Eat Like a Kid: Ask your guests to bring a childhood classic, and invite them to kick it up for adult tastes. For example, enhance standard macaroni and cheese with lobster, swap the hot dogs for chorizo in franks and beans, or add some garlic and herbs to your spaghetti with butter. You are welcome to bring beer or wine from home (no hard liquor, please).

Adult Bowling Night Friday, April 24 | Price and time TBD 12 min; 30 max RSVP at the front desk by Friday, April 10 We will meet at the at the bowling alley at Grand Sierra Resort. There will be pizza and bowling and alcohol can be purchased separately.


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The Club at Town Center & Canyon Nine Reminders

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 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.


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 Each household is entitled to four free guest passes in 2020. If you anticipate needing more than four, purchase your DISCOUNTED 10-punch guest passes through the end of March for only $40! Please note: All guest-pass rules apply.

KIDS’ CORNER HOURS & PROGRAMMING Monday through 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 Policy Reminders • 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 March 27 & April 24 $12/child (includes pizza) Ages 5–12 RSVP by the Wednesday before Your child will watch a choice of two kidfriendly movies while enjoying pizza and the company of friends! Make sure to reserve your child’s spot for this popular event.

Spring Break Camp March 16–27, 7 am–6 pm | $175/week or $40/day Ages 5–12 | 12 child min; 30 max | RSVP by March 11 During spring break, let us entertain your children with arts and crafts, group games and science experiments and more. We will provide two snacks every day. Please note: lunch is not provided. For more information, contact Lindsey McElfish at lindsey.mcelfish@ fsresidential.com or 787-4500, ext. 317. Spots fill up quickly, so sign up early at the concierge!

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 | 4 child min; 30 max Register by the Thursday before This program is for members of The Club at Town Center.


ASPEN LODGE EVENTS What’s for Lunch March? Wednesday, March 4, Noon–1:30 pm | $5/person

Is CBD Right for You? Presentation by Andy Dewey Wednesday, March 4, 4–5:30 pm

Lunch & Learn with Gary Evjen Wednesday, March 18, Noon–1:30 pm

Relax-N-Create Night Friday, March 20, 5–8pm | $15 (includes materials, art medium to be determined). Light appetizers/wine.)

Monster Jam Thursday, March 19 through Saturday, March 21 Offsite Interest www.monsterjam.com/en-US/tickets

English Tea Time Sunday, March 29, 4–6 pm


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





Cardio Mix w/ Lynne All Levels 8:00 – 8:45 AM

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

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

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

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

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

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

Water Fitness w/ Dianna Int/Adv 9:00 – 10:00 AM

Water Fitness w/ Dianna Int/Adv 9:00 – 10:00 AM

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

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

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

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

Float Fit w/ Lynne Int/Adv (Sign up Req.) 10:30 – 11 AM

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

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


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

Gentle Water Fitness w/ Lynne All Levels 10:30 – 11:30 AM Move for Balance w/ Carol All Levels 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM

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

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

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

Ballet Barre w/ Esther All Levels (FREE) 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

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

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

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

Restorative Stretching w/ Esther All Levels (FREE) 12:45 – 1:45 PM

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

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DATES & TRIPS June 8–12:

Nevada Discovery Museum/Roller Kingdom

June 15–19: Fun Quest/Children’s Museum of No. Nevada June 22–26: Fleischmann Planetarium/Rock wall climbing

Registration opens on March 2 for Camp Somersett 2020! Campers will enjoy various activities, crafts, science experiments, sports, swim lessons three days a week and lots of summer laughter. Every Tuesday and Thursday, we’ll embark on exciting off-site adventures. Campers will need packed lunches and snacks every day. We will provide lunch on field trip days, but you will still need to provide snack. For more information, please visit the camp page at somersett.net/camp or contact Lindsey McElfish at lindsey.mcelfish@fsresidential.com.

June 29–July 3: Defy/Carson Valley Swim Center July 6–10:

Coconut Bowl/Sand Harbor

July 13–17:

Wild Island/Chuck-E-Cheese

July 20–24:

Movies/Wilbur D. May Museum

July 27–31:

Round Table Pizza/Home Depot

Aug. 3–7:

Wild Island/Sand Harbor

Aug. 10–14: Kindergarten Camp (no field trips) PLEASE NOTE: Field trips times and locations subject to change. Please confirm with Lindsey. 14

Hours: 7 am–6 pm Ages: 5–12 Cost: $185 week/child Camp is for Somersett residents only.

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


THE POINTE AT SOMERSETT A new 64 home community, The Pointe by Ryder Homes features 2 single-story and 1 two-story floor plans ranging in size from 2,386– 3,057 sq. ft. and designed specifically to take full advantage of the views and natural beauty unique to the site. From the mid-$500,000s RyderHomes.com/ThePointe

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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.

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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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USGBC Nevada has been an organizational leader in Nevada for green building and sustainability since 2003.


We are the local voice of the U.S. Green Building Council and our members are key to raising awareness about green building in our state. Over 300 members and volunteers work in a diverse array of fields such as design, construction, building materials, education, hospitality, manufacturing, utilities, renewable energy and government. They provide the critical committee work, coordinate events and education programs for credential maintenance and help further our mission and vision.

VISION Buildings and communities will regenerate and sustain the health and vitality of all life within a generation.

MISSION To transform the way buildings and communities are designed, built and operated, enabling an environmentally and socially responsible, healthy, and prosperous environment that improves the quality of life for all.

GUIDING PRINCIPLES Along with our vision and mission, USGBC’s guiding principles provide the global foundation upon which the work of the organization stands and the reservoir of intent and imagination out of which our strategy grows. They also serve as the key foundation by which USGBC evaluates the success and integrity of our work both inside and outside of the organization.


RECONCILE HUMANITY WITH NATURE USGBC will endeavor to create and restore harmony between human activities and natural systems.

PROMOTE THE TRIPLE BOTTOM LINE USGBC will pursue robust triple bottom line solutions (people, planet, profit) that clarify and strengthen a healthy and dynamic balance between environmental, social and economic prosperity.



USGBC will foster both revolutionary and evolutionary leadership by championing societal models that achieve a more robust triple bottom line.

FOSTER SOCIAL EQUITY USGBC will continue to respect all communities and cultures and aspire to be a fully inclusive movement that embraces opportunities which broaden and expand our reach through partnerships and initiatives.

MAINTAIN INTEGRITY USGBC will be guided by the precautionary principle* in utilizing technical and scientific data to protect, preserve and restore the health of the global environment, ecosystems and species.

BE INCLUSIVE USGBC will ensure inclusive, interdisciplinary, multisector, and democratic decision making with the objective of building understanding and shared commitments toward a greater common good. In this spirit, USGBC will continue to seek common ground and partner with allied, influential organizations and leaders in the field to confront mutual challenges.

EXHIBIT TRANSPARENCY USGBC will continue to operate in an organizational culture that places honesty, excellence, openness and transparency above all else.

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Cooking classes • Catering • Gourmet deli Kitchen store • Spices by the tablespoon Knife sharpening —SERVING LUNCH— 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Mon. – Fri., 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Sat.

UPCOMING COOKING CLASSES Mar. 6 Date Night–Paella Mar. 10 Teens Cook! Mar. 12 Flavors of the Southwest Mar. 13 Cooking with Wine Mar. 14 Pot Pies Mar. 17 Soda Bread & Guinness Stew Mar. 19 Taste of Greece Mar. 20 Around My French Table Mar. 21 Eggs Benedict Mar. 25 Taste of Tuscany Mar. 27 Fast Fish Mar. 28 Mozzarella & Ricotta

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THE POINTE AT SOMERSETT Introducing The Pointe at Somersett by Ryder Homes. A new 64 home community featuring 2 brand new single-story and 1 twostory floor plans ranging in size from 2,386 Sq. Ft. to 3,057 sq. ft. and designed specifically to take full advantage of the views and natural features unique to the site. With modern architecture unlike any other new home community in Northern Nevada, The Pointe is tastefully progressive and sure to impress. Site-work has just begun and we are anticipating completing our model homes and sales center around the end of this year!

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OCCUPATION: Musician / Producer / Restauranteur My official title is Chief Executive Officer of Fun for the Peavine Taphouse “eats & beats” ORIGINALLY FROM: Louisiana HOW LONG AT SOMERSETT: We relocated from Truckee around Thanksgiving 2017 and immediately fell in love with everything about this community. WHY SOMERSETT? My wife Amy and I were interested in finding a real neighborhood community as Truckee and Tahoe in general has turned into predominantly second homeowners. Our former neighborhood was filled with VRBO rentals. We wanted to know our neighbors and have a safe place to raise our children. We love living in a gated community where all of the kids play outside together in the streets and parents look out for one another. They say it takes a village and we definitely found our home right here in the Village at Town Center. We are recruiting all our fun friends from Truckee to join the renaissance happening here in NW Reno. GREATEST ACCOMPLISHMENT: I’ve enjoyed some pretty nice accolades and rewards from my professional skiing and music career. At the end of the day, my role of becoming a father is hands down the greatest accomplishment I have ever experienced. I can’t really say it is an accomplishment but more a gift and a blessing every day to watch them learn and grow. Children are the future! FAVORITE ACTIVITIES: Music, skiing, yoga, mountain biking, surfing and building community. SOMETHING PEOPLE MIGHT BE SURPRISED TO KNOW ABOUT YOU: I sing and play guitar in a fairly successful rock band called Black Sunshine but all I listen to is National Public Radio and country music. I’m also addicted to watching episodes of Jeopardy learning odd factoids! WHY OPEN THE PEAVINE TAPHOUSE? After walking by the location and studying the demographics of the area for 18 months, I knew we needed something like this in our neighborhood. A gathering place where we can build community and meet with neighbors. Dine with the family without breaking the bank. We are very appreciative of the support Somersett has shown for the Peavine Taphouse.




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.

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

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.

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.

Saturdays in the Sierras with Linda Saturdays March 14 & April 11 Meet at the Club at 9:45 am; location TBD Register at the concierge desk for these three-mile, snowshoeing hikes. Bring your own gear, water, sunscreen and snack. We will meet at the Club and carpool to the location, where parking is limited. Hikes are weather-dependent. For more information, please visit somersett.net or contact Camille Porter at camille.porter@ fsresidential.com or 787-4500, ext. 321.

Pickleball In the Sports Court Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays, 12:30–3 pm 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. Tennis Cardio Tennis, on the Tennis Courts Mondays & Wednesdays, 10 am–12 pm (weather-dependent) The Club at Town Center offers private, semi-private and group tennis lessons, as well as a cardio tennis fitness class. For further information about our tennis programming, contact tennis professional John Mathews at 287-8229. To register, please visit the concierge desk.

2020 Winter Pool Hours Lap Pool & Upper Spa | 6 am–7 pm daily, weather dependent

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.



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

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

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

*Body Sculpt w/ Christy 9:45 – 10:30 AM

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

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

*Boot Camp w/ Christy 9:45 – 10:30 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

Mat Toning w/ Angela 10 – 10:45 AM

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

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

TRX Spin w/ Christy 11 – 11:45 AM

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

Crunch 15 w/ Christy 12:15 – 12:30 PM

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

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

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

Spin w/ Christy 5:30 – 6:15 PM

Zumba w/ Leslie B. 6:35 – 7:35 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. Cardio Tennis: An engaging group fitness class featuring the heart pumping effects of tennis drills, games, and skills delivering a full body and calorie-burning aerobic and anaerobic workout. Great for cross-training athletes. Beginners welcome. 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.

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

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

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. Fundamental Yoga w/ Kerry 1:30 – 2:30 PM Chair Yoga w/ Nancy 4:00 – 5:00 PM

Zumba w/ Leslie B. 5:35 – 6:35 PM 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. 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 Toning: Use controlled breathing during body weightresisted 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

NEW! *Youth Basketball Open Gym Time 10 AM – 5 PM mixture of flats, hills and sprints while burning calories all the way. 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. TRX Spin: Combines the strength-training intensity of TRX exercises with the cardio benefits of spin in this circuit-style training class. Yoga: A Hatha-based yoga class focusing on foundational yoga postures practicing alignment, strength and flexibility in the body. Breathing techniques and meditation are also integrated. You can expect an emphasis on simplicity, repetition and ease of movement. 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: www.somersett.connectresident.com ASSOCIATION HOURS: Monday–Friday: 8 am to 5 pm

Assessment Reminder

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.

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.

Assessment Payments Submitted Online You can pay your monthly assessments online from the FirstService Residential website through ClickPay, a third-party payment

Rules + Regulations Spotlight TREES AND SHRUBS As the weather begins to warm and the snow subsides, it’s a good time to walk around your property and inspect your trees and shrubs to make sure they are looking up to par. If you want to replace a tree or shrub that is dead or looking ratty—or add a new one to your yard—here are a few reminders: • If you are replacing a tree or shrub with a similar species there is no need to get approval from the Aesthetic Guidelines Committee (AGC). • If you want to replace a tree or shrub with a different species—or if you want to add a new shrub or tree to your landscape—you must get prior approval from AGC. Minor tree and shrub species changes fall under the Desk Review category. The fee of $50 is fully refundable after passed inspection. For more information, email Aesthetics Coordinator Alex Lacko at alex.lacko@fsresidential.com, or call her at 787-4500, ext. 333. 26

Compliance Information 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 frontyard landscaping.

COMPLIANCE VIOLATIONS IN 2019: Architectural changes without approval


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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.

March 3rd 2:00 pm Facilities 5th 9:00 am AGC 9th 4:00 pm Finance 12th 10:00 am West Park Garden 17th 4:00 pm Communications 19th 9:00 am AGC 25th 3:00 pm Executive 25th 5:30 pm BOARD

April 2nd 9:00 am AGC 7th 2:00 pm Facilities 9th 10:00 am West Park Garden 13th 4:00 pm Finance 14th 4:00 pm Communications 16th 9:00 am AGC 22nd 3:00 pm Executive 22nd 5:30 pm BOARD

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. Minutes are posted once they have been approved at the next scheduled meeting. Association members may request a draft copy of minutes, available as a pdf file sent via email, or as a printed copy available for pick up at the front desk at The Club at Town Center. For a charge, members may also request to have an audio file of the meeting placed on a CD or flash drive. You may also bring your own flash drive or CD to the Concierge Desk. To request draft minutes or an audio file, please send an email to soa@mysomersett. com or stop by the Concierge Desk to request your preferred format.




One man’s journey


The first indication

that anything was wrong was a series of “weird total exhaustion events.’’ Somersett resident Tom Hale, who was 60 at the time, was no slouch when it came to exercise. “I could climb Mt. Rose and run 10 miles,’’ he says. “This was worse.’’ Once he was working out at the Fitness Center at the Club and after a mile on the elliptical, he was “completely exhausted.’’ But after a good night’s sleep, he felt fine, so he went on with his life. Later, in June 2018, severe abdominal pains sent him to the Renown emergency room and a subsequent hospitalization found that the pain was the result of a blood clot in his kidneys. But bloodwork doctors ordered during the hospital stay uncovered an unexpected and terrifying diagnosis— acute myelogenous leukemia (AML). “It was an accident that they found it,’’ Tom says, “But it saved my life.’’ Leukemia is a fast-growing blood cancer, so within a few hours, Tom underwent chemotherapy. He drew encouragement from his doctor who told him “we can cure this.’’ Tom asked if he would ever be able to ride his motorcycle or play golf again. His doctor said “yes.’’ But Tom’s only chance of survival was to get a bone marrow transplant. DNA testing miraculously found an incredibly good potential donor, a female in her 20s with 10 out of 10 HLA (human leukocyte antigen) markers that matched Tom’s. Tom and his wife Tina chose to travel to the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix for the transplant because it was highly rated—and their daughter lives nearby. “It was a huge help having her there,’’ says Tom, “especially for Tina.’’ At the clinic, doctors first used chemo to “scorch,’’ or essentially remove, Tom’s bone marrow, a process that took a week. After a day of rest, the stem cells were infused. Then, the waiting began. It would take 10–14 days to see if his counts would start to rise. To make matters worse, Tom’s immunity was almost non-existent and “I was susceptible to anything,’’ he recalls. Plus, there was the knowledge that the marrow transplants don’t always go well. Tom had a sign his daughter made hanging near his bed at Renown and later at the Mayo Clinic with the inscription, “I can. I will. I must.’’ He looked at it every day. “The whole process was hell on earth,’’ he says. “There were several times that I wanted to give up.’’ After two weeks his numbers started to rise. “The emotional ride was incredible,’’ he says. Tom was in the hospital for five weeks, and he had to stay in Phoenix for 100 days while doctors at the clinic watched for complications, like organ rejection. None of that happened, in fact, the only side effect he had was a skin reaction.

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Bone marrow donors are always needed. Tom says the process is not painful, but it is involved and requires time and scheduling. For more information, go to


Tom credits his textbook recovery to a good bone-marrow match, his physical fitness prior to his diagnosis, and divine intervention. “The number of people praying for me was incredible,’’ he says. Once back in Somersett he gradually gained weight—he had lost 55 pounds—along with stamina Perhaps the biggest and strength. In May, he was finally able to ride his motorcycle. Golf, change is that the however, had to wait—not because of leukemia, but because of a torn self-admitted Type A rotator cuff. On November 28, Tom and Tina personality “without marked the one-year anniversary of his bone marrow/stem cell transplant a lot of patience or celebrating the best news possible: tolerance’’ doesn’t let A recent bone marrow biopsy still showed that he was cancer-free. little things bother him Tom says that the experience has left him a changed man. For anymore. “It’s just not one, he wants to help people who are facing a similar diagnosis. important,’’ he says. He doesn’t take anything for granted anymore and has a fresh appreciation for health, family and friends—and nurses. “They have a thankless job,’’ he says, and he made it a point to go back to his ward at Renown and thank them. “There were a few tears,’’ he says. Perhaps the biggest change is that the self-admitted Type A personality “without a lot of patience or tolerance’’ doesn’t let little things bother him anymore. “It’s just not important,’’ he says. Have you been diagnosed with leukemia or are you facing a bone marrow transplant? Tom is available to answer any questions you may have. Call him at 801-831-7151. 30

Lessons learned from a battle with leukemia: 1. Don’t take your health for granted. 2. Don’t sweat the small stuff, it’s not important. Don’t waste a minute on it. 3. Family and friends are everything. I love my wife, Tina. 4. Live in the moment and appreciate the beauty around you. “Just driving into Somersett on a sunny day, I look around me and notice the beauty. I never did that before.’’ 5. Give back wherever and whenever you can.

Why Somersett? Tom’s business partner lived in Somersett and told Tom and Tina to take a look at the community. They loved the Town Center and all the activities available and Tina found a house she loved. They bought that house and have lived here for five years.

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.




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Summer Camp Registration Opens Mah Jongg Investment Knitting + Roundtable Crocheting Discussion Pinochle

Cribbage Club Bridge Club

Art + Painting Mah Jongg

Adult Karaoke Night

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Acoustic Circle Jam

Knitting + Crocheting

Mah Jongg


Meet the Staff

Cribbage Club Bridge Club

Mah Jongg Youth Basketball Ends

Art + Painting

Saturdays in the Sierras with Linda

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Knitting + Crocheting Board Game Club


Cribbage Club Mah Jongg

Bridge Club

Mah Jongg

Art + Painting

Book Club

Spring Break Camp Begins

St. Patrick’s Day Adult Potluck

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Acoustic Circle Jam

Knitting + Crocheting

Art + Painting

Cribbage Club Mah Jongg


Bridge Club

Mah Jongg

Board Meeting

Kids’ Movie Night Spring Break Camp Ends

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Knitting + Crocheting

Mah Jongg


Cribbage Club Bridge Club

Mah Jongg

Art + Painting

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Knitting + Crocheting Pinochle

Mah Jongg Investment Roundtable Discussion

Cribbage Club Bridge Club

EGGstravaganza Mah Jongg

Art + Painting

Saturdays in the Sierras with Linda

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Acoustic Circle Jam

Knitting + Crocheting

Cribbage Club Mah Jongg


Bridge Club

Mah Jongg

Art + Painting

Adult Potluck

Book Club

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Board Game Club

Knitting + Crocheting

Art + Painting

Cribbage Club Mah Jongg


Bridge Club

Mah Jongg

Board Meeting

Kids’ Movie Night Adult Bowling Night

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Acoustic Circle Jam

Knitting + Crocheting Pinochle

Mah Jongg

Cribbage Club Bridge Club

Mah Jongg

Art + Painting

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



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Somersett Living March April 2020  

Bimonthly newsletter for the premiere community in northwest Reno, Nevada. All updated and current information for homeowners and those inte...

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