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MAY / JUN E 2021 Somersett Owners Association The Club at Town Center 7650 Town Square Way Reno, Nevada 89523 775-787-4500 firstname.lastname@example.org | www.somersett.org 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 (Open until 9 pm beginning May 30)
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Somersett Golf & Country Club
The Club at Town Center Reminders
Camp Somersett 2021
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Profile: Walter & Judy Gloshinski
Club Fitness Schedule
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2021 Pool Hours
May & June 2021 Events Calendar
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 enewsletters 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 email@example.com or call her at 787-4500, ext. 324. Somersett Living newsletter is subsidized by advertising and is published by: Kathy Slocum, Just Imagine Marketing and Design 775-846-5656; firstname.lastname@example.org Front Cover: Music on the Green photo by Robin Bolson.
Association Hours Monday–Friday: 8 am to 5 pm The SOA office will be closed on Memorial Day 2021–2022 Board Members Mark Capalongan, President Bill O’Donnell, Secretary Simon Baker, Treasurer Jacob Williams, Vice President Craig Hanson, Vice President email@example.com Staff Directory Ryan Fields Community Manager x332 firstname.lastname@example.org Herc Heinle Assistant Community Manager x310 email@example.com Michelle Powers Administrative Assistant x339 firstname.lastname@example.org Jim O’Connell Project Manager email@example.com Jeff Lucas Operations Manager firstname.lastname@example.org Robin Bolson Communications Coordinator x324 email@example.com Camille Porter Club Manager x320 firstname.lastname@example.org Lindsey McElfish Youth Program Coordinator x317 email@example.com Hunter Edgar Sports Coordinator x321 firstname.lastname@example.org The Village and The Vue McKenna Fortier Village/Vue On-Site Administrative Assistant x312 email@example.com Sierra Canyon Aspen Lodge 775-624-2900 | firstname.lastname@example.org Somersett Golf & Country Club 775-787-1800
From the SOA Board A New Snack Bar is Coming
The Board approved re-opening plans for the Snack Bar at the Club at Town Center’s pool this summer, including a modest renovation budget. We’re excited to introduce a new beverage and food menu hosted by the Peavine Taphouse and featuring some of the more popular items on their grill, right at the pool. The goal is to open by Memorial Day. You asked for it, and it is happening, so make plans to discover deliciousness at the pool this summer.
Photos of the sights around Somersett were submitted by residents to be featured in The Club at Town Center. The next time you are at the Club, make it a point to view these because many are stunning. We live in a beautiful place and the proof is hanging on the walls at the Club.
The Canyon Nine Golf Course The Somersett Canyon Nine Golf Course will be converted to an exclusive amenity of Somersett and Somersett and Sierra Canyon residents can play for free starting May 1. Guests of homeowners can play for $10. Golfers will still check in at the Golf Hut or the front desk for a bag tag. Now there is no excuse not to work on your game in a friendly, relaxed, no-pressure environment.
New Events this Summer The newly formed Community Events Committee is off to a big start, planning another 5-6 community events this summer. Over 100 people said they would be willing to help with the events! Wow, Somersett wants to get involved! The final selection is happening now followed by the organization of the details, budgets, and the selection of a team to manage each event. Watch your Somersett calendar and get ready to re-engage this summer.
Some Fiscal Good News For the first time ever, and without raising assessments, we managed to pay down our debt by $1 million which saves us $50,000 in annual interest alone. And with improved cost controls, this is just a start. Our fiscal health is improving dramatically. Congratulations Somersett, we’re moving in the right direction.
West Park – Dog Park & Community Garden We had a great turnout at the resident volunteer event to help complete the Community Garden and the Large Dog Park. Volunteers moved 1,000 cubic feet of soil and picked up 5 tons of rocks using tractors, wheelbarrows, shovels, rakes, and lots of muscle. The Large Dog Park has been seeded with grass and will reopen in early June. The Community Garden will open on schedule in May. Thanks to all those who help get this park ready. It was great to see community participation. 4
Your SOA Board will continue to work diligently, thoughtfully, and respectfully for the benefit of all who live in Somersett or own property here. We look after your assessment dollars and protect your property value. We also wish to enhance your community, the infrastructure, the amenities, and the great sense of community. It’s a privilege to serve you.
SOA Board of Directors
Spring Garage Sale Saturday, May 1, 7 am–3 pm Get ready to bargain for great deals at the Somersett Garage Sale, one of Reno’s best and right here in your neighborhood! A digital map showing participating homes is available on the home page of www.Somersett.org. UP NEXT: The summer sale is set for July 31 and the fall event is scheduled on October 2.
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Music on the Green Saturday, June 19, 5–7:30 pm on Hole 1 of the Canyon Nine Golf Course Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and settle in on Hole 1 of the Canyon Nine and enjoy an evening of live music, goodies from guest food trucks and the company of your friends and neighbors. New Wave Crave is bringing the party and it’s guaranteed to be a good time! ’80s attire is encouraged! Admission is free and open to the public. SAVE THE DATE: A second Music on the Green featuring Groove Effect is scheduled for Saturday, August 7.
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Saturday, June 5, 8:30–11 am Join us in the Town Center parking lot for this celebration of classic vehicles! Sip some delicious coffee while you admire your neighbors’ vintage automobiles in this casual, family-friendly event. Have a classic vehicle you’d love to showcase? Contact Lindsey McElfish at lindsey. email@example.com or call 787-4500, ext. 317.
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SOMERSETT GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB Country Club Golf Shop Hours May June
7:30 am–6:30 pm Tuesday–Friday 7:00 am–6:30 pm Saturday & Sunday; Closed Monday 7:00 am–7:00 pm Tuesday–Friday 6:30 am–7:00 pm Saturday & Sunday; Closed Monday
Community Driving Range Hours
May 8:00 am–5:30 pm Tuesday–Sunday June 8:00 am–6 pm Tuesday–Sunday
Country Club First Tee Times May June
8:00 am 7:30 am 7:30 am 7:00 am
Tuesday–Friday Saturday & Sunday; Closed Monday Tuesday–Friday Saturday & Sunday; Closed Monday
Little Tykes Golf Clinic Wednesdays, May 19 & June 16 from 5:30–6:30 pm 1 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 to 6. The May clinic will be held inside our Short Game Arena located in the country club parking lot. The June clinic will be held at the Driving Range. Park at Ridgefield Trail lot. Sign up with the Golf Shop at 787-1800, ext. 2.
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 $80 per player. This includes
Bocce Ball Court Hours May 8:00 am–6:00 pm* Tuesday–Sunday June 8:00 am–7:00 pm* Tuesday–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.
green fee, driving range usage, and golf cart. We take tee times for Somersett Residents four days in advance at 787-1800, ext. 2.
Learn to Golf – Adult Saturdays, May 29, June 5, 12, 19, 26 from 11 am–12:30 pm $15/clinic | RSVP 4 days prior to clinic | 3 min; 16 max Engage in the game of a lifetime – GOLF – 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, Rob Dugan and the Country Club’s other PGA professionals 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 will include 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 Sept. 25. Please sign up with the golf shop staff at least four days prior to clinic time, at 787-1800, ext. 2. We are excited about the 2021 golf season!
Driving Range – PLEASE READ Somersett residents have both complimentary and fee-based access to the country club Driving Range. We encourage you to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity. The range is available Tuesday through Sunday and is closed to all activities on Mondays. In-season (mid-April thru October) there is no charge for residents to hit off the matted surfaces. Most of the time this will be on the north side of the driving range. However, on rare occasions, we will be on mats on the south side and you will be welcome to utilize that side. Our service attendants will provide shuttle service or you are permitted to walk to what is the back of the driving range. The golf balls will be staged there for you. Off-season (November thru mid-April) the north side of the driving range is closed and all play is from the mats on the south side. Turf tee renovation: We will undergo a renovation and expansion project of the turf tee on the south side of the driving 6
range starting April 13 and continuing thru May 25. We are excited to lay new sod and level the hitting surface – a long-overdue project. Please contact the golf shop regarding the status so as we can provide you with the most updated information (see box for more information). Turf tee access: Somersett residents may access the turf tee. The $10/person fee must be paid in advance at the golf shop. Be sure to bring your receipt to give to the range attendant. Access to the putting and chipping area is allowed only by paying the $10/person fee – no exceptions. Juniors MUST be accompanied by an adult. Men, please remember our simple dress code of no denim, no jogging suits, collared golf shirts, and caps worn forward at all times. For the ladies no denim, no jogging suits, no spaghetti strapped tops, bare midriffs, short shorts. Proper footwear such as golf shoes or tennis shoes is required.
Somersett Resident Junior Golf Academies & Junior Golf Camps
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TBD – Contact Brandy | 4 junior min; 10 max Join Brandy Casey, the Country Club’s LPGA Director of Instruction, in growing the game of golf in our community. Brandy will offer a variety of academies this summer for both boys and girls ages 7–10 and 11–15. Brandy’s programs offer a safe and fun environment to learn the game of golf while implementing life skills. In conjunction with her academies, Brandy’s three-day golf camps will be open to all ages and all levels. Brandy is an Operation 36 instructor and will utilize the Op 36 program for all of her academies and camps. You can check it out at www.operation36.golf – click on the junior tab. Classes will be conducted at both the Country Club and Canyon 9.
GOLF TIP The Turn
By Stuart Smith – PGA Director of Golf
he word “turn” is used often in golf instruction. Most people think of turn as solely an around-the-body motion, such as when you turn around to say hi to someone or turn around to go back and lock the door. But we are upright beings with our spine near vertical so our rotation is, in fact, around. Let’s shift from walking to the posture of the golf swing. As we move our hips back and keep our shoulders relatively tall, our spine becomes tilted. Therefore, our golf swing should not only turn us around but also turn up on an inclined plane. I often tell my students that the backswing goes around and up if you rotate around your posture and around and down through the ball on the downswing. Allow your arms to be transported by this motion. I often see players using their arms to pull the club around them on the backswing, making it impossible to develop an efficient golf swing and achieve consistent ball flight. Allow your arms to elevate. 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, ext. 2.
Driving Range Expansion and Renovation We are excited to announce the expansion of the Country Club Driving Range.
...our golf swing should not only turn us around but also turn up on an inclined plane.
1. We will level the current hitting area and expand into the body of the driving range approximately +/-20 yards. 2. We will add drainage and irrigation where needed. 3. We will replace all turf with new sod rolls. All play (even drivers) MUST be from the mats. We are installing new golf tee receptacles in each mat for both left-handed and right-handed golfers. When on the North side of the driving range, we request that you utilize irons only. We will have the Indoor Arena open for warm-up as well as one temporary hitting cage in the chipping area. We know you will be pleased with the re-opening of the driving range on Tuesday, May 25. May schedule (subject to change): • May 1–2 & 3–9: North side open – irons only • May 10–16 & 17–23: South side and North side open – mats only • May 25: South side new turf range open – North Side open to Somersett residents
CANYON NINE Check in at the Golf Hut at The Club at Town Center.
Hours of Operation May & June: 7 am–7 pm* *Weather permitting; call 775-787-4500 to confirm. Canyon Nine Golf Course is no longer a public course, it is now an amenity just for Somersett residents, including residents of our sub-associations, The Village, The Vue and Sierra Canyon! This executive par 3 walking course is FREE for residents to play; $10 for their guests. No tee times are required – play is first come, first served. If the Golf Hut is closed, please check in at the front desk of The Club at Town Center.
Canyon Nine Golf Course Sunday Funday Golf | Guests are just $5! Sunday, June 20 | All day Gather your golf buddies and join us for Sunday Funday Golf the third Sunday of each month this summer. Guests play the Canyon Nine for only $5 all day long!
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KIDS’ CORNER MONDAY THROUGH THURSDAY FRIDAY
8:30 am–12:30 pm and 5:30–7:30 pm
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8:00 am–12:00 pm
Kids’ Corner is free, two-hour childcare program which allows parents to enjoy Club amenities. Children ages 18 months to 6 years enjoy interactions and learning opportunities, such as crafts, outside play and the teaching of simple letter and numbers as well as the days of the week and months of the year. Parents of children who are not potty trained MUST remain on Club property. The program runs at a 1:6 ratio. 1 child min; 8 max. GUIDELINES: Each family will be asked to fill out a waiver in order for their child to attend. This program will allow for up to eight children to be enrolled in the program at any given time. Please drop your child off at the Kids’ Corner door and the staff will allow the child into the room. Please do not send toys and other personal items from home. Jackets and snack bags will be allowed. A staff member will help each child wash their hands as they come into the room. All children will wash their hands frequently throughout the session and before they leave. All drinks need to have names and will be kept on top of the cubbies out of reach of other children. When picking up your child, a staff member will help them gather their belongings and will bring them to the door for parents to pick up. No parents will be allowed to enter the room during pick up and drop off hours.
Kids’ Movie Night Friday, May 21, 5:30–8:30 pm $12/child (includes pizza) | Ages 5–12 RSVP by Wednesday, May 19 Your child will enjoy pizza while watching kid-friendly movies with their friends. They are welcome to dress in PJs and bring a pillow and a comfy blanket! Movie choices will be determined the night of the event. Reserve your child’s spot and pay at the front desk, or call 787-4500. No cash, please, credit cards only. Each family will be asked to fill out a waiver in order for their child to attend. Be sure to sign up early at the front desk – this event is limited to 25 participants and spots fill up quickly!
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CLUB EVENTS All programs listed are for members of The Club at Town Center unless otherwise noted.
MEET THE STAFF
Tuesday, May 11, 9–10 am RSVP at the front desk by Monday, May 10 Are you new to Somersett? Do you have questions about your community? Residents are invited to join Club and Association staff for a sociallydistanced, informal meeting at in the Canyon View Room at the Club at Town Center.
Saturdays, May 15 & June 12, 6–8 pm RSVP by the Thursday before This event is tentatively scheduled, pending COVID-19 restrictions allow.
Fourth of July Bash
Saturday, June 5, 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 3.
Saturday, June 26: 2 pm start 10 team min | 2 people per team We invite players of all skill levels to compete in our annual Somersett Cornhole Tournament! Teams of two will compete round-robin-style in what promises to be a fun, friendly competition. So, find a buddy and sign up at the front desk before Thursday, June 24.
Sunday, 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.
THE CLUB AT TOWN CENTER REMINDERS THE CLUB AT TOWN CENTER is open with Board-set guidelines in place to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus. These measures conform with county and state mandated restrictions. We are counting on your cooperation to keep everyone safe and healthy. These restrictions are subject to change. Here are highlights of what to expect if you visit the Club:
City and county inspectors will be checking, and besides the obvious safety reasons for these measures, we risk violation notices and even getting shut down if we are not in compliance.
MASKS: Everyone at the Club at Town Center is required to wear a face covering, except for children 9 years old and under and people who cannot wear a face covering due to a medical condition or disability (in this case, face shields are strongly recommended). This requirement extends to all areas in the Club, including the Sports Court, Fitness Center and Aerobics Studio. SOCIAL DISTANCING: Please maintain six-foot social distancing at all times, even in the pools and on the pool decks. City and county inspectors will be checking, and besides the obvious safety reasons for these measures, we risk violation notices and even getting shut down if we are not in compliance. RESERVE YOUR SPOT: Members need to reserve a time slot to use the fitness area, fitness classes, the Lap Pool and the Tennis Courts. Space is limited. Reservations may be made through the MySomersett app (recommended) or over the phone (787-4500) up to 48 hours in advance. Please be considerate of other residents and only reserve time slots you will actually use! NO GUESTS, PLEASE: Due to restricted capacity, Club members may not bring guests to Club facilities or amenities, except for Canyon Nine Golf Course.
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.
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Campers will enjoy various activities, crafts, 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. Registration forms are available at the front desk. For more information, please visit the camp page at somersett.org/p/camp or contact Lindsey McElfish at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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CAMP DATES & TRIPS
All trips are tentative and are subject to change. If you have questions, please reach out to Lindsey at email@example.com June 14–18 • Discovery Museum/Fun Quest June 21–25 • Planetarium/Wild Island June 28–July 2 • Defy/Roller Kingdom July 5 –9 • Sand Harbor July 12–16 • Carson Valley Swim Center/Chuck E. Cheese July 19–23 • Coconut Bowl/Roller Kingdom July 26–30 • Whitney Peak/Home Depot August 2–6 • Wild Island/Sand Harbor August 9–13 • Kinder Camp (for children entering kindergarten – no field trips) Camp is for Somersett residents only. Field trips times and locations are subject to change. Please confirm with Lindsey. ADDITIONAL DAY CAMPS: Since Washoe County schools will close for the summer on Wednesday, June 9. We will offer day camps from 7 am to 6 pm on Thursday and Friday, June 10 and 11. $40/day. Register at the front desk.
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A NEW OPTION FOR PET CARE
TOP LEFT: Casey Renegade Thomson wears aviator glasses before his double eye surgery because of severe cataracts and eye ulcers. TOP RIGHT: Cleo sits in her carrier after Carol and her son bring her to Options Veterinary Care for a follow-up exam after tests to see why the cat couldn’t keep food down. BOTTOM RIGHT: Dr. Jeannie examines Sara’s painful face while Cynthia holds the dog.
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is that three times more pets are euthanized each year at veterinary clinics because their people cannot afford necessary treatment than are put down at animal shelters. It’s called “economic euthanasia,” and it’s a growing problem as the cost of veterinary care has increased in recent years. This was the inspiration for a new nonprofit clinic called Options Veterinary Care in Reno – the first of its kind in Northern Nevada. “If you view your pet as a member of the family, as more than two-thirds of Americans do, you can imagine how heartbreaking it would be to know that your pet needs veterinary care that you can’t afford.” said Denise Stevens, clinic director of Options, “For many senior citizens, whose pets may be their primary companion, this is a real problem. We see people in this very situation every day.” Options opened in December and it quickly became apparent that seniors, especially those on fixed incomes, were some of those most in need of an affordable, high-quality veterinary clinic like Options. Washoe County Human Services reports that 1 in 4 seniors in the county are moderately or highly isolated, making the companionship of a pet even more important to quality of life. One example involves a little Shih Tzu named Gypsy who started having trouble eating because of problems with her teeth. Gypsy’s person Della didn’t know where to turn. Della is retired and her husband passed away a few years ago. Her son
would love to help, but he’s dealing with medical bills resulting from his partner’s cancer treatment. He delivers meals to the home-bound and homeless in Sun Valley, and Della fills in when he’s unable to go. This little dog is the love of their lives. Gypsy got the treatment she so desperately needed at Options nonprofit clinic, thanks to the generosity of donors. Cleo is another case. She’s a sevenyear-old cat who’s not a fan of most people, except for Carol. It took her a while but Carol finally won over this shy cat by employing lots of love and patience. They’ve gotten very close. Carol is 73 years old and she is living on a very limited income, so when the cat began having trouble keeping her food down, Carol got really worried. That is, until she got connected with Options. The clinic did blood work and radiographs and provided needed treatment including dental care. A recent follow-up appointment showed Cleo had made a big improvement, which decreased Carol’s stress. Casey Renegade Thomson is a Bichon Frise who came to Options with cataracts and eye ulcers so severe that double enucleation – removal of both eyes – was required. His person Debbie had been able to take him regularly to her own private veterinarian to treat his diabetes. But her son was killed overseas in the line of duty a few years ago, and her health took a steep decline. Because of her own mounting medical costs, she couldn’t afford to get treatment for Casey Renegade Thomson’s eyes – until she learned about Options. “The community makes what we do possible,” Stevens said. “When people donate to Options, we put it to use immediately helping pets who would not otherwise get veterinary care.”
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OCCUPATION: Pizzeria owners/operators. We couple world-class pizza with a social cause. Our mission is to create hope and meaning in the lives of people with disabilities and currently, 30 percent of our staff have developmental disabilities. Walter makes every pizza, every dough, and does all the prep. The recipes he has created have garnished acclaim from around the world. Judy runs the register, answers the phones, makes her famous salads, and does the bookkeeping. We are both onsite all hours to ensure that our consistency, quality, and customer service are world-class. We begin taking orders at 3 pm for pickup starting at 5 pm and usually sell out of dough by 5 or soon after, so it is best to call early. We are highly rated on YELP, called the “greatest little pizzeria in the country” by pizza legend Paulie Gee, owner of Paulie Gee’s pizzerias, and cited as the best New York pizza in the world by Norma Knepp, one of the most famous female pizza makers in the country. ORIGINALLY FROM: Walter is from New Jersey, just outside New York City, and Judy is from Alameda, California.
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FAMILY: Walter and Judy have no children but both spent much of their lives working with young people. Walter was a special education teacher for 25 years and created award-winning bakeries/pizzerias inside public schools training his students in skills that would maximize their chances at a meaningful life of work. Walter has five siblings and his mother is Italian. She and her family were world-class cooks, bringing all they knew from Italy to the United States. Walter learned much from them as well, as being in what many regard as the most intense food culture in the U.S. Judy was raised by a single mother with one sister. Her mother spoke five languages and was raised in Switzerland. Judy and Walter have been married for 40 years. WHY SOMERSETT? We learned of Del Webb (Sierra Canyon) from a friend. We liked the idea of a quiet community, and after seeing how ripe Reno was for New York-style pizza we moved here blindly five years ago. Moving (this time!) from a home in rural Ohio built in 1915, to a home in Nevada built in 2015 was not a difficult transition – lots of electrical outlets and the ability to shower and flush simultaneously has been a real treat! GREATEST ACCOMPLISHMENT: Walter’s greatest accomplishment has been to create Smiling With Hope Pizza. It is a 30-year dream-in-the-making. Seeing people with special needs have meaning and hope in their lives makes all the hard work worthwhile. For Judy, completing a Master’s Degree at 50 and working with students using her counseling credentials was a dream come true.
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FAVORITE ACTIVITIES: Traveling, cooking, and eating at great restaurants. Walter enjoys listening to old radio shows, working out, watching off-the-beaten-path, pre-1960 movies, and recording his music in a studio he built inside the house. He no longer has a real band and now continues his music as a one-man-band with drums on his feet, guitar, harmonica on a rack, and singing all at once, which he learned from Wilbert Harrison, who had a #1 hit in the 1950s with the song Kansas City. Judy loves her hot tub, connecting with friends over the landline, and reading. She is also crazy about rescue cats and dogs and houseplants! SOMETHING PEOPLE MIGHT BE SURPRISED TO KNOW ABOUT YOU: Walter and Judy have traveled throughout the U.S. and the world with Walter’s music, which he calls Spontobeat (he spontaneously creates all his words and music as he goes along). He has no idea what he is going to sing or play. He has visions of stories that he walks into and they become as real as life itself. Many famous musicians played with his band over the years, including members from the bands of Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton and Frank Zappa and The Mothers of Invention. He also performed with many famous blues musicians, including Louisiana Red, Albert Collins, Lightnin’ Hopkins, and Champion Jack Dupree.
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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.org .
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Age Limits in the Gym
May 22 & June 12 Meet at the Club at 8:45 am; Hiking location TBD Join Linda and your neighbors for these exhilarating hikes in our beautiful mountains. Bring your own water, sunscreen and snack. This is a carpooling event, weather permitting. Register at the front desk or through the MySomersett app. For more information, email Hunter Edgar at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Personal Training Personal training is a great way to get personalized fitness routines designed to increase your performance and get results. Whether you are 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. To schedule a complimentary 30-minute consultation with NASM certified personal trainer, Erika Clark, please contact her at email@example.com.
Massage & Spa 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.
For information about our free classes, fitness equipment, personal training and pricing, please visit our website at somersett.org or contact Hunter Edgar 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.
CLUB FITNESS SCHEDULE Reservations are required for all fitness classes, pickleball and basketball. Reserve your spot up to 48 hours in advance through the MySomersett app.
Hatha Yoga w/ Linda 8:30 – 9:30 AM
Tabata/HIIT w/ Angela 6:40 – 7:20 AM
Hatha Yoga w/ Linda 8:30 – 9:30 AM
Tabata/HIIT w/ Angela 6:40 – 7:20 AM
Tai Chi Easy w/ Bruce 8:00 – 9:00 AM
Tabata/HIIT w/ Angela 8:00 – 8:45 AM
Cardio Step w/ Cindy 10:00 – 11:00 AM
Gentle Sunrise Yoga w/ Karen 8:00 – 9:00 AM
Cardio Step w/ Cindy 10:00 – 11:00 AM
Gentle Sunrise Yoga w/ Karen 8:00 – 9:00 AM
Hatha Yoga w/ Linda 8:30 – 9:30 AM
Yoga w/ Karen 9:30 – 10:30 AM
Boot Camp + Crunch 15 + Stretch w/ Christy 11:30 AM – 12:45 PM
AquaFit w/ Linda 9:00 – 10:00 AM 10:10 – 11:00 AM (after May 15)
Boot Camp + Crunch 15 + Stretch w/ Christy 11:30 AM – 12:45 PM
AquaFit w/ Angela 9:00 – 10:00 AM 10:10 – 11:00 AM (after May 15)
Power Cycle + Crunch 15 + Stretch w/ Christy 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM
Basketball Reserved Court Time 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Basketball Reserved Court Time 1:00 – 4:00 PM
Mat Toning w/ Angela 9:45 – 10:30 AM
Pickleball Reserved Court Time 1:00 – 4:00 PM
Body Sculpt + Crunch 15 w/ Christy 9:45 – 10:45 AM Power Cycle w/ Christy 10:45 – 11:20 AM
Pickleball Reserved Court Time 1:00 – 4:00 PM
AquaFit w/ Angela 9:00 – 10:00 AM 10:10 – 11:00 AM (after May 15)
Fundamental Yoga w/ Kerry 1:30 – 2:30 PM
Zumba w/ Leslie B. 5:30 – 6:30 PM
Fundamental Yoga w/ Kerry 1:30 – 2:30 PM
Boot Camp + Crunch 15 w/ Christy 4:30 – 5:30 PM
AquaFit w/ Mandy 2:00 – 3:00 PM (after May 15)
AquaFit w/ Mandy 4:00 – 5:00 PM (after May 15)
Power Cycle w/ Christy 5:30 – 6:05 PM
FITNESS CLASS DESCRIPTIONS
Basketball: Residents are welcome to come and shoot hoops during reserved gym time. Please bring your own basketball if possible. Reservations are for one hour, six residents per time slot. Masks are mandatory. 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 intensity levels ensure everyone gets the most out of their workout. An excellent cross-training class for all fitness levels. Crunch 15: A 15 minute power class that focuses solely on core and ab strengthening exercises. Fundamental Yoga: Introduces the principles of alignment and breath work in a flow of postures. Students will be introduced to basic yoga poses
Basketball Reserved Court Time 6:00 – 8:00 PM
through step-by-step verbal description and demonstration. This class is beginner friendly. Hatha Yoga (Levels 1 and 2): Concentrates on physical health and well-being using body postures (asanas), breathing techniques (pranayama) & 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 weight resisted movements on a floor mat to tone and build core strength. Mind-Body Wellness: Explore the power of relaxation through breath and learn how to achieve balance. This class shows you how to fight stress, lack of focus, back & neck pain, poor sleep patterns and fatigue through visualization, breath work and mindfulness training. New students welcome! Pickleball: Pickleball is a beginner-friendly racquet sport that combines elements of badminton, tennis and ping pong. Pickleball is open to anyone who wants to play — come check it out!
Please bring your own equipment when possible. Wipe down all equipment before and after use!
SUNDAY: Basketball Reserved Court Time
Please maintain 6 ft of physical distance at all times from those not in your household.
11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Class descriptions below.
Power Cycle: A condensed spin class that uses effective bursts of strength training while spinning. Tabata/HIIT: Tabata and HIIT use short intense anaerobic exercise with even shorter recovery periods. With a variety of exercises and methods for this training, you’ll always be targeting major muscle groups for a total body workout. 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. An emphasis on simplicity, repetition, and ease of movement. Zumba®: Latin rhythms and easy to follow moves, Zumba® keeps everyone motivated by creating a dance party atmosphere. REMINDERS: Heavy colognes/perfumes should not be worn during class. All participants are asked to wipe down equipment before and after use. Cleaned 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.
OCCUPATION: Retired in 2018 from a career in corporate human resources, where I worked for over 20 years in various industries, including manufacturing, medical and high-tech companies. ORIGINALLY FROM: Various cities in Northern California. Before moving to Reno, our last 10 years were spent in Gilroy, the Garlic Capital. TELL US ABOUT YOUR FAMILY: Husband Mark and I recently celebrated our 36th wedding anniversary. Three grown daughters and one granddaughter, all living in the Bay Area.
WHY SOMERSETT? We have a group of Bay Area friends who for years, had conspired to retire and move as a group to Reno where we could enjoy a better quality of life. The first time my husband Mark and I went house-hunting here, we drove around without any knowledge of the area – only exploring south Reno and decided that the dense housing and flat, barren landscape wasn’t our cup of tea. Determined to try again, the next visit we teamed up with realtor Simon Bradbury of Keller-Williams, who showed us homes for sale in Somersett. We were wowed by the natural beauty of the mountains, the layout of the neighborhoods, and the gorgeous homes. More importantly, since we did not know a soul here, we wanted a community where we could join in and meet new friends. The Town Center, The Grille, and the golf course offered ample opportunities to connect with others. After finding our dream home and, as we were unpacking, no less than four friendly neighbors rang our doorbell to welcome us. Soon after, we had the good fortune to meet a group of six amazing couples here in Somersett – self-described as the Beauties and the Beasts – with similar interests. We get together for frequent potlucks, volunteer work, and other fun outings. Moving to Somersett also afforded us great neighbors who look out for one another. I’ve met some terrific friends in Sierra Canyon, too, while volunteering for the homeless. Somersett is a world-class, friendly community! GREATEST ACCOMPLISHMENT: My wonderful family will always be my greatest accomplishment. Besides that, I might say promoting local businesses and community programs is something that I really enjoy. For many years, I belonged to the Chamber of Commerce in Morgan Hill and Gilroy (California), first acting as a liaison for the company I worked for and later, as a volunteer “ambassador” for the small mom and pop stores. I was the author of a weekly wine column, Bev’s Wine Buzz, for three local newspapers, writing about and promoting the region’s wineries. Arcadia Publishing contacted me and asked if I would write a historical photo book of the wineries. I spent a year researching and interviewing the winery owners, digging deep
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into their family histories, and pouring over old photographs. The Wineries of Santa Clara Valley was published in 2015, helping to bring some fresh attention to the outstanding wineries of the area. Through this experience, I learned that it was the people that I enjoyed writing about and promoting most of all. After moving to Somersett in August of 2019, I jumped in, feet first, and joined everything that came my way. I joined Nevada Wines and Vines, a local wine association, and began writing for a local publication about Reno’s wine and spirits scene until COVID hit and businesses were shuttered. At the same time, I joined the Republican Women of Reno and am now on the board as their recording secretary. I also joined the Washoe County Republican Party’s communication team. I have coordinated several meet-and-greets for local candidates and enjoy getting the word out about local issues. This past summer, I had the honor of helping coordinate two car parades for Reno/Sparks law enforcement. Like other residents here, I discovered the fantastic array of backyard birds in Somersett – and have become an avid bird watcher. Up to 10 different species visit my yard daily. So, of course, I joined the Lahontan Audubon Society here in Reno. In honor of the wonderful raptors here, I invited a wildlife expert and her two birds of prey (a red-tailed hawk and a falcon) to my home where she made a lively presentation to our friends and neighbors.
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FAVORITE ACTIVITIES: Walking the beautiful trails of Somersett and surrounding parks, exploring all the fantastic dining options that Reno has to offer, taking beginner golf lessons at the country club. I also enjoy applying hair tinsel for folks who want to add a little sparkle to their hair. Most of all, I enjoy get-togethers with the Beauties! SOMETHING PEOPLE MIGHT BE SURPRISED TO KNOW ABOUT YOU: I play the ukulele and am in a girl band, called the Wicked Wahinis, with three other Beauties. 25
The SOA is professionally managed by FirstService Residential. The onsite office is located at The Club at Town Center.
CUSTOMER CARE 775-624-9152 | ASSESSMENT MAILING ADDRESS PO Box 62049 Newark, NJ 07101 ACCOUNT INFORMATION www.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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Assessment Reminder 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 (via ClickPay) 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 preserves and enhances 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 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, or 787-4500, ext. 333.
You can pay your monthly assessments online from the FirstService Residential website (www.somersett.connectresident.com) through ClickPay, a third-party payment processing company. Payments submitted through ClickPay typically take up to three business days to be credited to your assessment account. Please keep this in mind since payments received after the 30th are subject to a $25 late fee. ClickPay charges a fee for its payments made by debit or credit card. There is no fee if you pay by e-check. For an extra fee, you may arrange to have a payment posted within one business day. You may also submit payments to the SOA office, via check or money order only.
Compliance Information To report a non-compliance, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 787-4500, ext. 339. 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.
Somersett Owners Association 2021 Meeting Schedule Any changes to the meeting dates will be updated online at somersett.org on the SOA Board and Committees Meeting Calendar. Executive sessions and AGC meetings are not open to residents other than those on the agenda. Communications, Facilities , Events, West Park Garden and Finance committee meetings are open to all owners via Zoom and are held at The Club at Town Center. Meetings of the Board of Directors are also open to all owners via Zoom.
Meeting Agendas & Minutes Agendas for Board of Directors’ meetings will be posted online at somersett.org at least 10 days prior to the scheduled meeting. Minutes of these meetings will be posted at somersett.org 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. Members may also request to have an audio file of the meeting emailed or placed on a CD or flashdrive. You may also bring your own flashdrive or CD to the concierge desk. To request draft minutes or an audio file, please send an email to email@example.com or stop by the concierge desk to request your preferred format.
Contact the Board and Committees: BOARD: firstname.lastname@example.org COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE: email@example.com COMMUNITY EVENTS COMMITTEE: firstname.lastname@example.org FACILITIES COMMITTEE: email@example.com WEST PARK GARDEN COMMITTEE: firstname.lastname@example.org
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2021 Summer Pool Hours
Please note: Open swim at the Lap Pool and swim lessons are pending COVID-19 restrictions allow for it. The Lap Pool is currently open! The Play Pool will open on Saturday, May 29, from 10 am to 8:30 pm
Play Pool, Slide & Lower Spa Open daily (after May 29): 10 am–8:30 pm
Lap Pool Lap swim times starting May 15: MWF: 6–11 am & 6–9 pm Tues. & Thurs.: 6–9 am, 2–3 pm & 6 –9 pm Sat.: 7–10 am & 6–9 pm Sun.: 7–11 am & 6–9 pm Reserve your time slot through the MySomersett app. Please note that the lap pool will not be available for swimming during AquaFit classes. Lap Pool open swim times (starting May 29): Mon–Fri: 11 am–2 pm and 3–6 pm Sat–Sun: 11 am–6 pm
AQUATIC RULES Any COVID-19 mitigation rules required by the city, county and state will be implemented at the time of pool opening. 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
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SWIM PROGRAMS Group Lessons 2-week sessions: M,W,F starting June 14 $55/session for members; $65/session for Goddard students Session 1: June 14–25 Session 2: June 28–July 9 Session 3: July 22–23 Session 4: July 26–August 6 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 three years old to participate in group lessons. Lessons are 30 minutes long.
Parent-Toddler Lessons 4-week sessions: Saturdays starting May 29 $40/session for members; $50/session for Goddard students
must wear a designated swim diaper. The Club reserves the right to ask that 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 ap-
Session 1: May 29–June 19 Session 2: June 26–July 17 Session 3: July 24–August 14 Parent-toddler lessons are available to members of The Club and Goddard School students. Children participating 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. Lessons are 30 minutes long.
Private Swim Lessons $35/single lesson $125/package of 5 | $185/package of 8 Private swim lessons are available to members of The Club at Town Center. Participants must be at least two years old. 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.org or contact Hunter Edgar at hunter.edgar@ fsresidential.com
proval 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.
No glass containers on the pool deck, please! Glass bottles and glass containers of any kind are not permitted on the pool deck, for very good reason. If the glass should 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 beautiful pools – and please leave those glass containers at home!
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AquaFit 24 person max (Regulations permitting) One of our most popular fitness classes is back for another fun, fit summer! Starting Saturday May 15, join this invigorating and jointfriendly workout in the lap pool. Please look for class days and times on the MySomersett app, on the fitness calendar at The Club at Town Center and online at somersett.org. Reservations are required and can be made on the MySomersett app (preferred) or at the front desk. Class times: MWF: 2–3 pm Tues. & Thurs.: 9–10 am; 10:10–11 am Sat.: 9–10 am; 10:10–11 am
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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.
4. Only one person at a time is permitted 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.
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May 1 Color coding system for events throughout Somersett Living and all SOA Communications are:
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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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YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT
HERE FOR YOU The ER at McCarran NW is a full-service emergency department for a
wide range of conditions — from providing stabilizing treatment for stroke and heart attack, to treating injuries and other emergency conditions. WE OFFER: • Advanced imaging 24/7, including CT, ultrasound and X-ray
• Clean facility with all touched surfaces and objects frequently cleaned • Convenient, walk-in access
• Emergency-trained physicians and nurses
• Laboratory services on-site 24/7 • Shorter wait times
To learn more, visit nnmc.com/mccarran 10290 N. McCarran Blvd. | Reno, NV 89503 | (Intersection of Mae Anne and N. McCarran) Physicians are independent practitioners who are not employees or agents of Northern Nevada Medical Center. The hospital shall not be liable for actions or treatments provided by physicians. For language assistance, disability accommodations and the non-discrimination notice, visit our website. 21128646-136020 4/21
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