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7650 Town Square Way Reno, NV 89523

Somersett Owners Association


MA Y/J U N E 2019 Somersett Owners Association The Club at Town Center 7650 Town Square Way Reno, Nevada 89523 775-787-4500 soa@mysomersett.com | www.somersett.net

What’s Inside...

Clubhouse Hours Monday – Friday: 5:30 am to 9 pm Saturday: 7 am to 9 pm | Sunday: 7 am to 7 pm * Closing at 9 pm beginning May 26

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! Visit our website to sign up! somersett.net/newsletter-sign-up


All Somersett Residents Events & Specials


Canyon Nine


Somersett Golf & Country Club


Additional Programs


Kids’ Corner Programs


Aspen Lodge Events/Fitness Schedule


Camp Somersett 2019


Club Fitness


Association Hours Monday–Friday: 8 am to 5 pm The SOA office will be CLOSED on Memorial Day 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 Brittany Felix Aesthetics Coordinator x333 brittany.felix@fsresidential.com

Club Fitness Schedule

Michelle Powers Administrative Assistant x339 michelle.powers@fsresidential.com

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May + June Calendar


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Jim O’Connell Project Manager x334 james.oconnell@fsresidential.com Jeff Lucas Operations Manager x336 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

Diane Williams ...p. 9 | Callie Wylie ...p. 22 Community Profile: Friends of Nevada Wilderness ...p. 18

Sierra Canyon Aspen Lodge Monica C. Rios, General Manager 775-624-2900 monica.rios@grandmanors.com Somersett Golf & Country Club 775-787-1800


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: Carly Morin, resident of Somersett. Photo Credit: Gino Essa

Spring Garage Sale SAVE THE DATE

Music on the Green Saturday, August 3

Somersett’s First-ever Classic Car Show!


Bring your folding chairs and settle in on the green of the Canyon Nine and enjoy an afternoon of live music, goodies from guest food trucks and the company of your friends and neighbors. It’s guaranteed to be a good time!

Saturday, May 4, 7 am–3 pm Get ready to bargain for great deals at the semi-annual Somersett Garage Sale! It’s one of only three community-dictated garage sales each year and it’s always a big hit. Maps showing participating homes will be available for pick up on Friday, May 3 beginning at noon, and Saturday, May 5 during sale hours at The Club at Town Center and at Aspen Lodge. Participants are welcome to put up signs during the sale only to direct people to their street and house. Up next: The summer sale is July 27 and the fall event is on October 5.

Saturday, July 27 Do you have a classic car — 1985 or older — you’d like to showcase in our first-ever communitywide show and shine? For registration information, contact Camille Porter at Camille.porter@ fsresidential.com or call 787-4500, ext. 321.


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FRIDAY - SUNDAY, JULY 12 - 14 ATLANTIS WEST PARKING LOT Join us for three days of art, food, live entertainment, artisan crafters and more! Visit atlantiscasino.com/chalk for more information. 3

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 Acoustic Circle Jam Sundays May 12 & 26 and June 9 & 23, 5–7 pm | Media Room 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, Neil, 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, May 7 & June 11, 6–7 pm | Media Room Karen Vibe, financial advisor and portfolio management director at Morgan Stanley in Reno, has created a monthly forum for sharing investment knowledge and engaging in open-minded discussion. All adults are welcome to attend. 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. For more information and to RSVP, please contact Karen Vibe at Karen.D.Vibe@morganstanley.com.

Coffee & Treats with Staff Tuesday, May 14, 9–10 am | RSVP by Monday, May 13 Are you new to Somersett? Do you have questions about your community? Residents are invited to join Club and Association staff for an informal meeting at the Club at Town Center. Enjoy coffee and treats as you get to know SOA staff and learn all about your community, the Club and the Canyon Nine.

Book Club Wednesdays May 15 & June 19, 7–9 pm In May, our community book club will read The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon and in June we will read The Radium Girls by Kate Moore.

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

Tuesdays and 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, and 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 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.

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 their strong odor. Feel free to bring a snack or nonalcoholic beverage.

Board Game Club Third Sunday of each month (May 19 and June 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.

CANYON NINE Check in at the concierge desk at The Club at Town Center.

Hours of Operation May + June: 7 am–7 pm* *Weather permitting; visit somersett.net or call 787-4500 to confirm.

Season Rates

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

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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Glowball Saturday, June 8 Dinner starts at 8 pm Golf until midnight $30 resident/$50 resident couple $35 guest/$60 guest couple Don’t miss out on all the fun! Glowball is an exciting, nighttime golfing adventure that combines the ease of a Par 3 course with the entertainment of LED lighting. Enjoy a pre-game dinner with adult refreshments on the Golf Hut patio compliments of The Club at Town Center. Please note this is a 21+ event. RSVP at the front desk or by calling 787-4500.

Sunday Funday Golf Sunday, June 16 | All Day Cost: $5 per player Join us for Sunday Funday Golf the third Sunday of each month all summer long. Play the Canyon Nine for only $5 all day long!


rom January 1, 2018–December 5, 2018 there were 106 homes that sold compared to 110 for all of 2017. Keep in mind this does not include Del Webb or the Village and the Vue. The median dollar per foot in 2017 that homes sold for was $211.00 and in 2018 as of December 5 it was $223.00 per foot for an increase of 5% as of today. The lowest price home so far in 2018 was $400,000 and the highest was $1,850,000 or $328.00 per foot. To see everything that has sold this year go to SomersettStats.com. If you are looking for the value of your home, give me a call. I have been your Somersett agent since 2005.

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SOMERSETT GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB Country Club Golf Shop Hours

Country Club First Tee Times


7:30 am–6:30 pm; Tuesday through Friday 7 am–6:30 pm; Saturday through Sunday; Closed Monday JUNE 7 am–7 pm; Tuesday through Friday 6:30 am–7 pm; Saturday through Sunday; Closed Monday


Community Driving Range Hours

Bocce Ball Court Hours

MAY 8 am–5:30 pm; Tuesday through Sunday JUNE 8 am–6 pm; Tuesday through Sunday

May 8 am–6 pm*; Tuesday through Sunday June 8 am–7 pm*; Tuesday through Sunday *May play until dusk if in possession of own bocce balls 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.

Little Tykes Golf Clinic

Learn to Golf - Adult

Wednesdays May 15 & June 12 from 5:30–6:30 pm 4 child min; 12 max This golf clinic 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! This class is best suited for ages 3–7 and is held at the Driving Range. Park at the Ridgefield Trail lot.

Saturdays May 4, 11, 18, 25, June 1, 15, 22, 29, 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 well-received 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, this is a great program. A typical session includes clinic-style instruction as well as time for 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 22. 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 the golf shop staff at 787-1800, ext. 2. We are excited for the 2019 golf season!

Play the Tom Kite Designed Championship Country Club Course All Somersett residents are welcome to play the Championship Country Club Course six times per year per the SOA/Country Club agreement (you may schedule a tee time four times and twice you may play as a guest of a member). Each resident may book up to a foursome of players at our accompanied guest rate of $70 per player. This includes green fee, driving range usage and golf cart. We take tee times for Somersett residents three days in advance at 787-1800, ext. 2.

Driving Range Somersett residents are invited to utilize the driving range at the Country Club. The SOA/country club agreement allows for complimentary range usage from the cushioned mat on the north side of the range during the playing season. Please check in with the attendant at the driving range, provide identification as a resident and sign the usage sheet. Juniors MUST be accompanied by an adult. We will provide shuttle service every 20 minutes during operating hours May through October. Access to the turf range, putting green and chipping green is available for $10 per person per day. Pay at the golf shop prior to usage. Juniors again must be accompanied by an adult. Men, please remember our simple dress code of no denim or jogging suits, collared golf shirts and caps worn forward at all times. For the ladies, we ask no denim, jogging suits, spaghetti strapped tops, bare midriffs or short shorts. Proper footwear such as golf shoes or tennis shoes is required.


8 am; Tuesday through Friday 7:30 am; Saturday & Sunday; Closed Monday 7:30 am; Tuesday through Friday 7 am; Saturday & Sunday; Closed Monday

Junior Learn to Golf (Ages 7-14) Thursday, May 9; Tuesday May 14; Wednesday, May 29; Wednesday, June 5; Tuesday June 11 (4–6 pm), Tuesday, June 18; Wednesday, June 26, 4–5:30 pm $15/clinic OR $50/month series | RSVP 4 days prior to clinic date 3 min; 10 max Your juniors are in good hands with our resident PGA professionals. Stuart Smith, Corey Hobbs, Brandy Casey, Rob Dugan and Jeff Cotner are eager for the 2019 season and this 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 — not in that particular order. All clinics will be taught at Somersett Golf and Country Club. Please contact Corey Hobbs with any questions at chobbs@somersett.com


Sand Shot

By Stuart Smith—PGA Director of Golf


ne of the most daunting shots in the game is the sand shot. I hope that these tips along with a little practice will give you a new-found proficiency out of the sand. 1) The sand wedge is weighted and designed to lift the ball out of the bunker. The first thing to remember is that you do not have to help the ball up and out.

Remember, a soft splashing of the sand and weight on your lead foot at impact will get the majority of your shots out of the bunker.

Priority: 1. 2. 3. 4.

Out of the bunker On the green Close to the hole In the hole ☺

2) My best advice when practicing out of the bunker is to draw a box around the ball — about the size of a normal divot, approximately 4 by 6 inches — then take your swing and splash the sand out of the box. The visual of splashing encourages a relaxed motion allowing the club to do most of the work. It is important to allow your wrists to hinge and unhinge.

Finally, practice, practice, practice. The more you practice with the box the more you will be able to imagine the box around your ball when you are playing.

3) It is also imperative that you finish facing the target with your weight on your left foot, rolled up on your right toe. A very common mistake is to finish on your back foot or flat-footed, which often happens when you try to lift the ball out with just your arms.

Do you have a golf question you would like Stuart to answer in a future column? Email him at ssmith@somersett.com

If you are having trouble, we have an excellent team of instructors here at the country club ready to help you with your game. Call us at 787-1800, ext. 2.

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


Adult Potluck Saturdays, May 18 and June 15, 6–8 pm RSVP by the Thursday before 12 adults min/50 adult max/7 dish min MAY THEME: Rookie Cookie There’s something out there we’ve all been wanting to try making but haven’t done yet! JUNE THEME: Summertime Favorites Our potlucks are a great way for new residents to meet their neighbors and for long-time residents to get together with friends without the stress of hosting the event! Just bring a dish to share (at least eight servings). Please indicate what you plan to bring when you RSVP. You are welcome to bring wine and beer from home for a small corkage fee. We will also have a cash bar.

Adult Bunco Friday, June 7, 6–8 pm $10/person includes snacks and prizes RSVP by Wednesday, June 5 12 adults min/40 adults max Join us at the Club for Bunco, a game played with nine dice and a whole lot of luck. We will have a cash bar serving wine and beer.



Memorial Day Bash

Cornhole Tournament

Monday, May 27, 12–4 pm Help us kick off what promises to be a fun-filled and eventful summer! We’re celebrating the unofficial start to summer with games, crafts and tons of fun at the pool. Relax to the poolside beats and enjoy delicious food.

Saturday, June 29: 2 pm start 10 team min | 2 people per team We invite players of all skill levels to compete in our first annual Somersett Cornhole Tournament! Teams of two will compete roundrobin-style in what promises to be a fun, friendly competition. So, find a buddy and sign up at the front desk before Thursday, June 27.

Fireside S’mores Saturday, June 8, 6:30 pm | Free Join us for family pool time and fireside s’mores. The fire will be lit from 6:30 until 8:30 pm. Please RSVP at the front desk by Thursday, June 6.


Fourth of July Bash Thursday, July 4, 12–4 pm Mark your calendar to help us celebrate the red, white and blue here at the Club. Don’t miss out on all the poolside fun! Please note: The Club will close at 6 pm on July 4.

21,000 plastic bags and counting! What started in February as a month of weekly mat-making sessions organized by Diane Williams at The Club at Town Center has spread to Aspen Lodge and beyond and shows no signs of slowing down. Volunteers have made about 30 mats so far. Each mat takes over 40 hours to make and contains over 700 plastic grocery bags. That means volunteers have sorted, flattened, cut, looped into “plarn” and crocheted over 21,000 bags into mats, in a process that has taken over 1,200 work hours. HERE’S HOW YOU CAN HELP: 1. Donate plastic grocery bags. The Club at Town Center: Drop off at the front desk. Aspen Lodge: Drop off at the reception desk. 2. Help assemble the mats – no experience necessary! The Club at Town Center: Fridays,9:45 am–noon Aspen Lodge: Mondays, 12:45–3 pm

Diane Williams OCCUPATION: Care giver with Home Instead Senior Care ORIGINALLY FROM: Dinuba, California HOW LONG AT SOMERSETT: 7.5 years YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT LIVING IN SOMERSETT: The classes offered at the gym and all the friends I have made, especially the WWW (Wild Whimsical Women) FAVORITE ACTIVITES: Yoga, Zumba, and of course making sleeping mats for the homeless! Tell us about the sleeping mat project: My husband, Willie, and I are members of Hot August Nights. One evening at the end of November we were having a bowling party at the National Bowling Stadium. Right behind our lane I saw a lady crocheting something. I stopped and asked her what she was doing. Once she explained that it was a sleeping mat for the homeless and out of recycled plastic bags, I was in! I am aware that we have a pretty large homeless population here in Reno and I am concerned. I am also concerned about the plastic in our oceans and landfills, so this really hit a sweet spot for me. I got permission from Callie Wylie (Club manager) to have people drop off bags at the concierge desk and she graciously gave us time in the Media Room to meet. I just started spreading the word and people were very responsive. It has now spread over to Aspen Lodge. I went to get my teeth cleaned and the hygienist at Sala Family Dentistry said she would set up a receptacle for bags and one of the gals in the office said she would train people how to process the bags so it has spread over there as well. We’ve had two classes over at the Salvation Army for their men’s group and the church we attend is saving bags also. Seeing the enthusiasm of all the people involved is very motivating to me.


The Club at Town Center Reminders General Club Rules 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 valid ID.

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 are allowed to bring up to four guests at one time for a maximum of 10 visits per guest. Members must accompany guests at all times.

Guest Passes Available for Purchase Purchase your discounted 10-punch guest passes for $65. Please note that all guest punch pass rules apply.

Free Guest Passes Each household is entitled to four free guest passes. You must pick them up at the Concierge desk at The Club at Town Center.

Alcohol Corkage Fee Policy Outside alcohol, beer and wine will only be permitted inside of The Club at Town Center (TCTC). No outside alcohol will be permitted on any outside space of the

TCTC, including the pool and golf course. Residents may be permitted to bring outside alcohol (beer and wine only) subject to the following conditions: 1. It must be a TCTC sponsored social event that is on the calendar and scheduled accordingly. Private events cannot have outside alcohol. 2. There must be a staff bartender present. a. Alcohol must be checked in with the bartender at the time of arrival. b. The bartender must open and pour all beer and wine. 3. There will be a $1 corkage fee for each container of wine and beer (for wine, nothing larger than 750 milliliters per container and for beer, 1–6 cans, nothing larger than 32 ounces). 4. Beer and wine only. Guests will not be permitted on the following holidays: Memorial Day: Monday, May 27 Fourth of July: Thursday, July 4 Labor Day: Monday, September 2

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KIDS’ CORNER All programs and events are for members of The Club at Town Center. HOURS & PROGRAMMING Monday–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

Pie Crust & Pie Workshop June 29


• Kids’ Corner will only accept children 2 to 6 years of age. All children must be registered by a parent for Kids’ Corner prior to their first use of the room. Registration forms are available at the concierge desk or online at mysomersett.net. • 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, swimming or attending 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 somersett.net 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 15-minute window, the reservation becomes void and the spot will be opened to a child on the waiting list.

Kids’ Movie Night Friday, May 17, 5:30–8:30 pm $12/child (includes pizza) | Ages 5–12 RSVP by Wednesday, May 15 Make sure to reserve your child’s spot for this popular event. Call the Club for movie choices.


Kids' Cook

May 9

Taste of Greece

May 10

Girls' Night Out

May 11

Cinnamon Roll Workshop

May 16

Szechuan Kitchen

May 17

Date Night- Paella

May 18

Artisan Bread

May 22

The Basque Table

May 23

Ravioli & Tortellini

May 24

Grilling 101

May 30

Taste of the Middle East

May 31

Korean Cuisine

June 4


June 5


June 6

Date Night - Grilling

June 11

Knife Skills

June 12

Summer Salads

June 13

Cheese Making

June 14

Girls' Night Out

June 15

Sauce Workshop

June 18 & 19

Kids Camp

June 19

Summer in Provence

Kids’ Tennis Kickoff

June 21

Grilling Fish & Seafood

June 25

Culinary Techniques 1

June 26

Grilling with Great Basin Brewing Co.

Saturday, May 11, 9–11 am $10 per child | Ages 5–12 10 min; 15 max

June 29

Pie Crust & Pie Workshop

Get ready for the summer tennis season with Coach John at the Kids’ Tennis Kickoff! This fun two-hour clinic will focus on tennis skills, drills and thrills! Snack provided. RSVP at the front desk or by calling 787-4500 by May 4.

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ASPEN LODGE EVENTS All programs at the Aspen Lodge are for Sierra Canyon residents only. Please pay for all events at the front desk.

What’s for Lunch May? Wednesday, May 1, 12–1 pm | $5 Menu to be determined

May Craft Night

Sierra Canyon Singers Show Tuesday, June 18, 5:30–7 pm Sierra Canyon Singers perform Broadway show tunes.

Friday, May 10, 6–8 pm

Lunch & Learn

Lunch & Learn

Wednesday, June 19, 12–1:30 pm

Wednesday, May 15, 12–1:30 pm

Fairy Garden Workshop

Aces Baseball Friday, June 21, 6–10 pm

Wednesday, May 15, 2:30–4:30 pm

Blood Drive Wednesday, June 5, 8 am–3 pm

What’s for Lunch June? Wednesday June 5, 12–1 pm | $5 Menu to be determined

Annual Association Pancake Breakfast Sunday, June 23, 8–11:30 am

Western Summer Party Saturday, June 29, 4–7 pm | $20

June Craft Night Friday, June 14, 6–8 pm


Morning Flow 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

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

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

Fit ‘n Flow 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/ Lynne Int/Adv 9:00 – 10:00 AM

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

Aqua Boot Camp w/ Dianna Int/Adv 9:00 – 10:00 AM

HIIT Training w/ Dianna Int/Adv 10:15 – 11:15 AM

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

Calming & Restorative Yoga 10:15 – 11:15 AM

Water Fitness 9:00 – 10:00 AM

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

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

Zumba Gold + Zumba Toning w/ Coco 10:15 – 11:15 AM

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

Zumba Gold + Zumba Toning w/ Coco 10:15 – 11:15 AM

Circuit Training w/ Lynne Int/Adv (Prepaid monthly) 3:00 – 4:00 PM

Calming & Restorative Yoga 4:00 – 5:00 PM

Circuit Training w/ Lynne Int/Adv (Prepaid monthly) 3:00 – 4:00 PM

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

Gentle Water Fitness w/ Lynne All Levels 10:15 – 11:15 AM

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

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

Yoga w/ Kerry All Levels 5:45 – 6:45 PM

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


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Camp Somersett 2019


ampers will enjoy themed 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 limited snacks and cooking activities. For more information, please visit the camp page at somersett.net/ camp or contact Lindsey McElfish at lindsey.mcelfish@fsresidential. com. Please note: Camp is for members of The Club at Town Center.

Hours: 7 am–6 pm Ages: 5 through 12 Cost: $185 week/child

Camp Themes

June 10–14 Inventors’ Workshop (Nevada Discovery Museum/ Apple Store) June 17–21 Nickelodeon Days (Coconut Bowl/Roller Kingdom) June 24–28 Superhero (Fly High/Wilbur D. May Museum) July 1–3, 5 Animal Planet (Planetarium) July 8–12 Fun and Fitness (Wild Island/Carson Valley Swim Center) July 15–19 Construction (Children’s Museum of Northern Nevada/The Visionary) July 22–26 Disney (Color Me Mine/Governor’s Mansion) July 29–Aug. 2 Camp Somersett’s Got Talent (Roller Kingdom/RockSport) Aug. 5–9 Best of the Best (Lake Tahoe/Fun Quest) Aug. 12–16 Kindergarten Camp (no field trips) Please note: Field trip times and locations subject to change. Please confirm at camp.


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HILLBROW AT SOMERSETT Hillbrow is a 51 home development of semi-custom homes ranging from 2,500 to 3,500 sq. ft. There are five beautiful home designs available offering 3 & 4 bedrooms with three-car garages. Both singleand two-story homes allow for many custom design options. We are located at the 6th roundabout. HillbrowatSomersett.com (775) 233-7185

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. Now Selling—from the $600,000s TheCliffsAtSomersett.com (775) 277-3200

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 ThePointe@RyderHomes.com RyderHomes.com/ThePointe (775) 470-5015

WINTERCREEK AT SOMERSETT Wintercreek at Somersett is designed for luxury living at it’s finest. These stunning single and two-story homes pair contemporary floorplan designs with an array of exceptional Everything’s Included® features. Homes range from approximately 2,410–3,055 sq. ft. of living space with three to four bedrooms and two to three and one-half bathrooms. Plus, there is enough room for the whole family in Lennar’s Next Gen® – The Home Within a Home®. Lennar.com/New-Homes/Nevada/Reno (775) 250-6444 15

Somersett Country Club The 18-hole Championship Country Club Golf Course was designed by U.S. Champion Tom Kite. Memberships available at 775-787-1800 or www.SomersettGolfandCountryClub.com.



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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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What’s at Stake?


Look across the valley to our neighborly Mount Rose — the signs are unmistakable. The snow is starting to melt down the slopes, the hillsides are getting that faint hint of green, some early flowers can even be seen at the lower elevations. Yes, spring has finally sprung after a long and wet winter here in Northern Nevada, and while spring is an exciting time of growth and new beginnings, it also brings with it a nasty scourge — weeds! Your back yard isn’t the only place that suffers the woes and sorrows of these persistent and infuriating plants. As unsightly as they are, there are also some real dangers that invasive plants pose to our unique and beautiful surroundings. Invasive weeds can have long lasting impacts on the environment, causing erosion and increased risk of wildfires, not to mention using more than their fair share of water and resources to proliferate, pushing out native plants and forcing wildlife to change their habits.

How You Can Help...

Who Are We? Since 1984, Friends of Nevada Wilderness has been dedicated to the protection and preservation of the great extent of public lands that we enjoy here in Nevada. While the organization has its roots in public lands advocacy, we have also developed a robust and well-established conservation stewardship program committed to onthe-ground restoration efforts. Throughout the summer we host overnight projects in some of the most rugged and beautiful places in the state, working to protect our public lands in Nevada. Each spring, we bring volunteers from the community into the Mount Rose Wilderness to combat the invasive musk thistle plant — a spiny, fastgrowing invasive weed that can negatively affect the delicate montane ecosystem.

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us combat this nasty plant! During May and June, we host projects

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day of hiking and hard work in the Mount Rose Wilderness. To date,

volunteers like you have pulled over 100,000 weeds from the Mount

Rose Wilderness, but we need your

help to make this another successful field season. To learn more about

the Wilderness Weed Warriors and to sign up for a project, visit our

website at nevadawilderness.org/ volunteer, or give us a call at the office at 775-324-7667.


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ou may have noticed that there is a different company managing the common area landscape as of March 1. We are BrightView Landscape Services and we are THRILLED to be here. BrightView is the largest landscape service provider in the nation, and we bring a depth of experience and resources unmatched in the industry. Our mission is to have the residents view the streetscapes and common areas as an integral amenity of this world-class community. You may notice our crews performing some spring activities. We will detail these below, with an explanation of the results we are striving for. Of course, these tips can be also be applied to your residences to help keep your landscape healthy and your property looking great. Please remember to use all necessary personal protective equipment (gloves, safety glasses, sunscreen, hats, and leather boots) while performing landscape activities at home. Our crews use theirs every day to help prevent accidents and we hope you will too. • Tree Wells: Tree wells are being created around the trees in the turf areas. This helps keep string trimmers and mowers away from the bark at the base of the tree. If this bark is damaged excessively, the tree health will deteriorate. The wells can be kept clean using herbicides, or composted mulch can be added to the well to suppress weed growth. If you add mulch, do not pile the mulch against the trunk, as this can lead to health issues as well.

• Irrigation Start-Up: After the reasonable threat of freezing is over, the irrigation can be started back up. Irrigation mainlines will be filled with water once again, and the entire system will be evaluated for breaks. The controllers will be set depending on the weather. As the weather warms, the run times will be increased. However, if the threat of frost returns, be sure to turn your sprinklers off temporarily. You don’t want them to run and create ice on the sidewalks. • Turf Aeration: Core aerators were used on the turf areas. These machines have tines that will pull small plugs of turf, leaving a series of small holes. These holes loosen the soil and help get water, air, and nutrients into the root zone resulting in a healthier turf. It is not necessary to rake up the cores. They can be recycled back into the lawn using a mulching mower. Remember to water the day before aerating to help the tines penetrate deeper. Also, avoid sprinkler heads. Aerators can be rented at most rental yards. • Fertilization: After the sprinklers are back on and the turf is aerated, and application of granular fertilizer will be applied to help the turf “wake-up.” We will apply at a rate of one pound of actual nitrogen per 1000/square feet. Using a slow release fertilizer is also a good idea. This allows the nitrogen to be released over an extended period and this will keep your turf looking great. Your local garden center will be able to recommend the best product for your yard.

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receiving a treatment of pre-emergent herbicide that creates a barrier that helps keep weeds from germinating in the turf areas. A treatment of postemergent herbicide will be applied to control weeds that have already germinated. Consistent treatments according to the product’s label instructions will eventually lead to a weed-free turf. Your local garden center will be able to recommend the best product for your yard. (Note: a well-tuned irrigation system is critical to maintain a weed free turf. If you have areas where the water doesn’t reach very well, you will have weak/ dry spots. These weak areas are where most weed infestations start.) • Spring Planting: Spring is the best time to install new trees and shrubs. This allows the roots to establish before the hot, dry summer. However, before you plant you should consider a few things:

—The sun exposure - some plants like full sun, some like part shade, and others do best in full shade. —The mature size of the plant planting a large shrub in a tight area will require more trimming. —Does the plant have thorns? If so, avoid planting these near pedestrian paths. What to plant is a matter of personal preference. A good idea is to find plants in the community you like and see if they are thriving in the situations that exist in your yard. If you don’t know what the plant is, you can ask your neighbor what it is or take a picture of it and have your local nursery identify it.


f you are changing your landscape and are not replacing likefor-like, you will need to get approval from the AGC. Find more information in the Compliance Spotlight on page 26.

Note: If you are changing your landscape and are not replacing likefor-like, you will need to get approval from the AGC. Find more information in the Compliance Spotlight on page 26.

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Callie Wylie WHAT YOU DO: Manage day-to-day operations, residential amenities and special events at The Club at Town Center. HOW LONG AT SOMERSETT: I have worked for FirstService Residential at the Somersett property for 4.5 years. YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT WORKING HERE: The residents. I love being part of the everyday lives of so many residents! PREVIOUS WORK EXPERIENCE: Event and wedding planning; hospitality industry. WHEN I’M NOT WORKING, I LOVE TO: Work out! CrossFit, running, hiking. I also love cooking! SOMETHING SOMEONE MIGHT BE SURPRISED TO KNOW ABOUT YOU: I recently got married in Kauai. CONTACT: Email callie.wylie@fsresidential or call 787-4500, ext. 320. 22

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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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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. The Club at Town Center introduces basketball training opportunities to residents who are looking to improve their game. These sessions are tailored to focus on your basketball and overall athletic goals. Coaches will create a customized program to meet the needs of you or your group and will focus on developing fundamental basketball skills. Instruction is provided by Reno basketball coaches Draun Manning and Bobby Hunter. PRICING Private Training (1 on 1 Training) 1 session: $65/hour • 4 sessions: $240 • 6 sessions: $330 Semi-Private Training (2 Player Max) 1 session: $55/player • 4 sessions: $200/player • 8 sessions: $360/player Small-Group Training (3–6 Players) 1 session: $50/player • 4 sessions: $185/player • 8 sessions: $320/player Please fill out a registration form and pay at the front desk. Then call either coach to schedule a lesson: Draun Manning: 775-770-0194, draunmanning@gmail.com OR Bobby Hunter: 916-752-6305, bhunter@nvredbirds.com

Saturdays in the Sierras with Linda May 18 & June 15 at 8:45 am | Meet at the Club; hiking location TBD Register at the concierge desk for these three-mile hikes. Bring your own 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.


Tuesdays & Thursdays 8:30-11 am on the Tennis Courts | Saturdays 12:30- 3 pm in the Sports Court Pickleball is a racquet sport that combines elements of tennis, badminton and ping pong. Even if you’ve never played this beginner-friendly game before, come on out and join the fun! No equipment is needed — everything is provided.


Cardio Tennis: Mondays and Wednesdays, 8–10 am An engaging group fitness class featuring the heart-pumping effects of tennis drills, games and skills, delivering a full body and calorieburning aerobic and anaerobic workout. Great for cross-training athletes. Beginner-friendly, all levels welcome. Looking to improve your tennis game? Contact the Club’s tennis professional John Mathews at 287-8229 to schedule private, semiprivate or small-group lessons.

Age Limits in the Gym Per the manufacturer’s warnings for the gym equipment: Children 12 and under are not permitted to use the fitness facility. Children 13 and 14 years of age may not use the treadmills, steppers, ellipticals, or bikes. Children and minors 13–17 years of age must be supervised by an adult while using any weight equipment. It is recommended children and minors 13–17 years of age take a safety class with Sports Coordinator Camille Porter prior to using the fitness center.

Personal Training

Fitness Questions

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.

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.



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


stress or just enjoy a bit of TLC, the Club’s massage menu offers many types of treatments to fit your needs. Enjoy a relaxing massage by scheduling an appointment with one of our professionals. 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

NEW! Tabata w/ Leslie H. 6:30 – 7:15 AM

*Hatha Yoga w/ Linda 8:30 – 9:30 AM

NEW! Tabata w/ Leslie H. 6:30 – 7:15 AM

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

NEW! Tabata w/ Leslie H. 8:00 – 8:45 AM

*Hatha Yoga w/ Linda 8:30 – 9:30 AM

*Gentle Sunrise Yoga w/ Karen 7:30 – 8:30 AM

*Meditation w/ Linda 9:30 – 9:45 AM

*Gentle Sunrise Yoga w/ Karen 7:30 – 8:30 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

**Pickleball Reserved Tennis Court Time 8:30 – 11:00 AM

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

**Pickleball Reserved Tennis Court Time 8:30 – 11:00 AM

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

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

**Cardio Tennis Reserved Court Time 8:00 – 10:00 AM

AquaFit*** w/ Linda 9:00 – 10:00 AM 10:10 – 11:00 AM

**Cardio Tennis Reserved Court Time 8:00 – 10:00 AM

*Body Sculpt w/ Beth 9:00 – 9:45 AM

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

AquaFit*** w/ Linda 9:00 – 10:00 AM 10:10 – 11:00 AM

*Boot Camp w/ Christy 9:45 – 10:30 AM Power Cycle w/ Christy 10:45 – 11:20 AM

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

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

AquaFit*** w/ Linda 9:00 – 10:00 AM 10:10 – 11:00 AM

Crunch 15 w/ Christy 11:20 – 11:35 AM

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

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

Butts & Guts w/ Beth 11:15 AM – 12:00 PM

*Boot Camp w/ Christy 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM

Mat Pilates w/ Beth 10:00 – 11:00 AM

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

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

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

Crunch 15 w/ Christy 12:15 – 12:30 PM

Butts & Guts w/ Beth 11:15 AM – 12:00 PM

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

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

Hatha Yoga w/ Linda 5:30 – 6:30 PM NEW! AquaFit*** w/ Mandy 4:00 – 5:00 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

Zumba w/ Leslie B. 6:35 – 7:35 PM FITNESS CLASS DESCRIPTIONS AquaFit: This popular water aerobics workout is a fun, low-impact workout that blends cardio and resistance training with buoyant water weights and noodles in the pool. 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. Butts & Guts: Shape and tone your lower body and core. Workouts will focus on strengthening and tightening abs, glutes, legs, and lower back using a variety of different exercises with light weights and body resistance. 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.

NEW! AquaFit*** w/ Mandy 4:00 – 5:00 PM

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

Zumba w/ Leslie B. 6:35 – 7:35 PM

Crunch 15 w/ Christy 6:15 – 6:30 PM

Crunch 15: A 15-minute power class that focuses solely on coreand 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. 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

Classes are held in the aerobic studio unless otherwise noted.

There are no fitness classes on Memorial Day, May 27

PAID PRIVATE REFORMER w/ Beth Tuesday 7:30 – 8:30 AM Tuesday/Thursday 12:00 – 1:00 PM

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. Onsite office is located at The Club at Town Center. CUSTOMER CARE: 775-624-9152 ASSESSMENT MAILING ADDRESS: PO Box 54089 Los Angeles, CA 90054-0089

ACCOUNT INFORMATION: somersett.connectresident.com ASSOCIATION HOURS: Monday – Friday: 8 am to 5 pm The SOA office will be CLOSED on Memorial Day

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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 and are overdue if not paid by the 30th of the 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 (www.nevada.fsrconnect.com/somersett) through ClickPay, a third-party payment processing company. Payments submitted through ClickPay (Autopay) 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

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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 front-yard landscaping.

Quality landscaping is important to the appearance of each individual home and the overall continuity of the Somersett community. Well designed and maintained landscaping may preserve and enhance your home’s property value. Homeowners are responsible for all aspects of their landscaping, including the street parkway strip. With the exception of like-for-like changes (replacing a tree or shrub with the same species, repainting an existing color, repairs, etc.), all exterior modifications must be approved by the Somersett Aesthetic Guidelines Committee (AGC). If you are interested in making changes to your property and have questions about the review process or what needs to be approved, please contact the Aesthetics Coordinator, Brittany Felix, at brittany.felix@fsresidential.com or 787-4500, ext. 333.


Somersett Owners Association 2019 Meeting Schedule Any changes to the meeting dates will be updated online at somersett.net on the SOA’s Committees & Meetings page. Executive sessions, AGC and CSC meetings are not open to residents other than those on the agenda. Communications, Facilities and Finance 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.





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2019 Summer Pool Hours SWIM PROGRAMS

GROUP LESSONS 2-week sessions: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays starting June 17 $50/session for members; $60/session for Goddard students Session 1: June 17–28 Session 2: July 8–19 Session 3: July 22–August 2 Group lessons are available to resident members of the Club at Town Center and students of the Goddard School. Beginner, advanced beginner and intermediates levels will be offered. Swimmers must be at least 3 years old to participate in group lessons. Lessons are 30 minutes long.

The Lap Pool is currently open! The Play Pool will open on Saturday, May 25, from 10 am to 9 pm. PLAY POOL, SLIDE AND LOWER SPA Open daily: 10 am–9 pm UPPER SPA Mondays–Fridays | 6 am–9 pm (close) Saturdays and Sundays | 7 am–9 pm (close) LAP POOL Lap Swim Times: Mondays–Fridays | 6 am–9 pm Saturdays & Sundays | 7–11 am and 4–9 pm (close) On Saturday and Sunday from 11 am–4 pm, the lap pool will be available for open free swim with one lap lane available. Please note that the lap pool will not be available for lap swim use during AquaFit classes. LAP POOL USAGE Signs at the lap pool will indicate what is taking place during the day. Look for signs reading “Swim Lessons Only,” “Lap Swim Only” and “Water Fitness Class” posted on the lap pool gate entrance or at respective swim lane ends. LAP SWIM ETIQUETTE Please be courteous to other lap swimmers when there is only one lane in use. Circle swimming is a good rule of thumb when there are multiple swimmers in one lane. Please stay to the right of the blue lane guide when this is appropriate.

Parent-Toddler Lessons Saturdays starting June 8 $10/class for residents; $15/class for Goddard students Parent-toddler lessons are available to members of The Club at Town Center and Goddard School students. Children participating in the program must be between six months and three years old with little to no experience in the water. Classes focus on fundamental water exercises that encourage and promote swimming skills and comfortability in the pool. All lessons are 30 minutes long.

Private Swim Lessons $35/single lesson $125 for a package of 5 $185 for a package of 8 Private swim lessons are available to members of The Club at Town Center. Swimmers must be at least two years old to participate. Lessons are 30 minutes long. Register for all swim lessons at the concierge desk at the Club. For more information, please visit the swim program page on somersett. net or contact Camille Porter at camille.porter@ fsresidential.com.

AquaFit Mondays/Wednesdays: 4–5 pm Tuesdays/Thursdays: 9–10 am; 10:10–11 am Saturdays: 9–10 am; 10:15–11 am 24 person max One of our most popular fitness classes is back for another fun, fit summer! Starting in May, join this invigorating and joint-friendly workout in the lap pool. Participants may sign in no earlier than 20 minutes before class. Please look for class days and times on the fitness calendar found at The Club at Town Center and online at somersett.net.

Introducing the New Slide Catch Pool! Those enjoying the large slide this summer will splash down into a brand-new pool. The Slide Catch Pool was constructed over the winter to create a separate area for the slide to feed into, thus freeing up the entire Lower Pool for family fun. The slide itself is not new — the original slide was rotated to align with the new pool, then given a fresh coat of paint. So, go ahead and give our new pool a test slide! 28

Let’s Have a Glass-Free Summer One of the most important pool rules to remember is that glass bottles and glass containers of any kind are not permitted on the pool deck, for very good reason. If that glass should happen to break, barefooted pool-goers and those broken shards are a dangerous combination. If pieces of broken glass should fall into the pool itself, it’s a HUGE problem: • First, when glass falls into water it often becomes very hard to spot. If a swimmer accidentally ingests a sliver, brushes against glass debris or steps on it, a severe injury could occur. • If broken glass is pulled into the pool’s filtration system, it could cause severe damage. • Finally, if glass shards should fall into the pool, for safety’s sake we would have shut the pool down, drain the water and carefully vacuum the bottom and sides, then re-fill it with water and balance the chemicals. During this process, the pool would be closed for up to a week. On top of that, there is the extra expense involved in the cleanup, including $1,000 cost to refill the pool with water. So, let’s have a wonderful summer enjoying our newly renovated pool area — and please leave those glass containers at home!

More Shade We have purchased a variety of new canopies as well as double the number umbrellas as in past years, with the goal of providing more shaded areas to enjoy around the pools.

AQUATIC RULES: POOL RULES 1. Hours of operation are set by management. Swimmers are asked to use caution at all times when utilizing the pool area. Any incident should be reported to a lifeguard immediately. 2. The Lap Pool has designated times for lap swim only and free swim determined by management. 3. Children using flotation devices must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Children under the age of six must be closely supervised by an accompanying adult. 4. Children who are not bathroom dependent must wear a designated swim diaper. The club reserves the right to ask a child be removed from the water if not wearing a swim diaper. 5. Proper bathing suits are required for swimming. No cut-off shorts or thong bikinis allowed. 6. Please shower before entering the pool. 7. No diving in any area of the pool. 8. No running and jumping off the side of the pool. Members should not throw other members or children into the pool from the pool deck. 9. No glass containers of any kind permitted on the pool deck. 10. No food or drink allowed in the pool. 11. Temporary shade structures are limited to outdoor personal umbrellas. No tents, canopy or other similar personal shade structures will be permitted on the pool deck. 12. Persons with skin disorders may be denied use of the pool. 13. No pets allowed within the pool deck area. Exceptions will only be made for service animals. 14. No rafts or inflatables are permitted without approval from management. 15. No running, horseplay or water guns are permitted within the pool deck area. 16. No balls will be permitted in the pools. 17. Non-aquatic toys are not permitted in the pool. Diving rings and other pool specific toys are permitted. 18. Kickboards are for use as swimming aids and/or swimming instruction; no standing, sitting or horse play allowed. 19. The pool furniture is not to be removed from its location on the pool deck. 20. Members are not permitted to bring in outside coolers larger than 12” x 12” x 12” without prior management approval. No outside alcohol is permitted. Staff reserves the right to inspect coolers and take possession of any alcohol being brought into the facility. 21. Refrain from talking to lifeguards while they are on the stands. 22. Lifeguards’ instructions must be obeyed at all times by members and guests for maximum safety. Failure to follow rules will result in being required to leave. 23. Management may reserve portions of the pool deck for member or club-sponsored parties or events. 24. No outside decorations will be permitted. This includes, but is not limited to, streamers, balloons or confetti. SLIDE RULES 1. Swimmers must stay clear of the catch pool and slide exit area. Do not reach into the slide from the deck area. 2. Riders must exit the catch pool immediately by use of stairs. No diving from the slide into the catch pool. 3. Children less than 48 inches tall who are unable to swim may only use the slide with a parent. 3. Parents may assist their child out of the water in the catch

pool if necessary, but they cannot stand in front of the slide to catch their child. Parents may wait at the steps if needed. 4. Only one person at a time is allowed to go down the slide, excluding a parent and small child as described above. 5. Please walk up the steps and make sure the catch pool is empty before going down the slide. 6. Riders must go down on their back, feet first. 7. No flotation devices of any kind are permitted on the slide, including those in bathing suits. 8. No goggles, sunglasses, hats or any object that may fall off into the water is permitted on the slide. 9. Lifeguard instructions must be obeyed at all times by members and guests for maximum safety. SPA RULES 1. For the safety of users, the lower spa capacity is 15 swimmers at a time. 2. Children 12 years of age or younger should not use the spa for more than 10 consecutive minutes and must be supervised by an adult. 3. 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. 4. 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. 5. 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. 6. The heat of the hot tub water speeds up the effects of alcohol and can cause sleepiness, dizziness and unconsciousness. 7. Horseplay, splashing, swimming and diving are not permitted in the spas. 8. The lower spa will close daily from 2–2:15 pm for backwashing and refilling. Management reserves the right to close the spa for additional closures as need. AQUATIC WEATHER POLICY For the safety of members, the club follows American Red Cross guidelines for thunder and lightning. From the time staff hears thunder or sees lightning, the pool will be cleared for 30 minutes. In the case of lightning, the pool deck must be cleared due to the danger of lightning strikes. In the case of consistent inclement weather, the manager will make the decision to close the pool for 2-hour increments to accommodate the ever-changing weather patterns. If the weather improves, then the pool will reopen. Pool closing and/or opening times will be placed on the Golf Hut window, concierge desk and Facebook. Rain passes will be issued in the case of inclement weather if the guest signed in less than one hour prior to closing time. The check-in attendant on duty will issue the rain pass to applicable guests. No cash refunds will be given. Ice: Management reserves the right to close the pools at any time due to cold temperatures causing ice on the pool deck. Air quality: Management reserves the right to close the pools at any time due to poor air quality. If the air quality index reaches 170 or higher, the pools will be closed due to the health and safety of residents and staff.

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May 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.

Mah Jongg

Art + Painting

Community-wide Garage Sale

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Knitting & Crocheting Pinochle

Mah Jongg Investment Roundtable Discussion

Bridge Club

Mah Jongg

Art + Painting

Kids’ Tennis Kickoff

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Acoustic Circle Jam

Knitting & Crocheting Pinochle

Mah Jongg Coffee & Treats with Staff

Bridge Club Book Club

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Art + Painting Kids Movie Night

Saturdays in the Sierras Adult Potluck

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Board Game Club

Knitting & Crocheting

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Bridge Club Board Meeting

Mah Jongg

Art + Painting

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Acoustic Circle Jam

Memorial Day Bash

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Bridge Club

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Art + Painting

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Knitting & Crocheting

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Art + Painting

Fireside S’mores

Adult Bunco


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Acoustic Circle Jam

Knitting & Crocheting Pinochle First Day of Summer Camp

Mah Jongg Investment Roundtable Discussion

Bridge Club

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Saturdays in the Sierras Adult Potluck

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Sunday Funday Golf

Knitting & Crocheting

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Acoustic Circle Jam (23)

Knitting & Crocheting Pinochle

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Bridge Club Board Meeting

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Cornhole Tournament

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