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of Lights pages 4 & 23

Holiday Open House ...see page 10

Sip-N-Shop ...see pages 4 & 31

7650 Town Square Way Reno, NV 89523

Somersett Owners Association



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 onehalf 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) 800-8016

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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N O VE M B E R /D E C E M B E R 2 0 18 Somersett Owners Association The Club at Town Center 7650 Town Square Way Reno, Nevada 89523 775-787-4500 soa@mysomersett.com | www.somersett.net

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

4 All Somersett Residents Events & Specials 6 Somersett Golf & Country Club 8 Canyon Nine 10 Club Events 11 Kids’ Corner Programs 12–14 Aspen Lodge Events/Fitness Schedule 24 Club Fitness 25 Club Fitness Schedule 26 SOA 30 November + December Calendar


Holiday Open House

Bernadette Rodas Assistant Community Manager x310 bernadette.rodas@fsresidential.com


Think Kindess 18 & 19 | Dawn Heins 22 | Daniel Tracey 28

Somersett’s Annual Food Drive


ith the holiday season comes Somersett’s annual food drive benefitting the Food Bank of Northern Nevada. Donations will be accepted at the concierge desk at The Club at Town Center through Wednesday, November 21.

Expired or damaged food items cannot be accepted. Items most in need are:

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Association Hours Monday–Friday: 8 am to 5 pm The SOA office will be closed Thanksgiving Day, Black Friday (Nov. 23) and Christmas Day. Staff Directory Tracy Carter Community Manager x332 tracy.carter@fsresidential.com


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Clubhouse Hours Monday – Friday: 5:30 am to 9 pm Saturday: 7 am to 9 pm | Sunday: 7 am to 7 pm The Clubhouse will be CLOSED on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. It will close at 2 pm on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.

CANNED MEALS: Stews, soups, spaghetti/ravioli (low-sodium preferred) PROTEIN: Peanut butter, tuna, salmon, chicken, dried or canned beans GRAINS: Whole grain cereal, oatmeal, brown rice, pasta FRUITS: Canned (packed in 100% juice or light syrup), dried fruit, applesauce (no sugar added), 100% fruit juice boxes VEGETABLES: Canned (low-sodium preferred) DAIRY: Shelf-stable milk KID-FRIENDLY SNACKS: Granola bars, popcorn, animal crackers, graham crackers BABY PRODUCTS: Formula, infant cereal, baby food

Chrissy Parker Compliance Director x327 christina.parker@fsresidential.com Brittany Felix Aesthetics Coordinator x333 brittany.felix@fsresidential.com Michelle Powers Administrative Assistant x339 michelle.powers@fsresidential.com Jim O’Connell Project Manager james.oconnell@fsresidential.com Jeff Lucas Operations Manager jeff.lucas@fsresidential.com Callie Froese Club Manager x320 callie.froese@fsresidential.com Robin Bolson Communications Coordinator x324 robin.bolson@fsresidential.com Camille Porter Sports & Fitness Coordinator x321 camille.porter@fsresidential.com Lindsey McElfish Youth Program Coordinator x317 lindsey.mcelfish@fsresidential.com Sierra Canyon Aspen Lodge Monica C. Rios, General Manager 775-624-2900 | monica.rios@fsresidential.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 3 Front Cover: Jax Kummer. Photo by Robin Bolson.


Somersett Chili Cook-Off Saturday, November 10, 5:30–8 pm $5 adults/$2 child (ages 3–17) Who will claim the title of Best Chili in Somersett?! Gather your friends and family and come on down for a night of delicious chili tasting and some friendly competition. With 20 different kinds of chili to try and vote on, it’s sure to be a tasty good time! We will have two categories of winners: Judges’ Choice and People’s Choice, with 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners awarded in each category. We will have a cash bar selling soda, water, wine and beer. Get your tickets at the concierge desk at the Club or by calling 787-4500.

14th Annual Sip-N-Shop

Saturday, November 17, 2–6 pm | Open to the public Browse beautiful handmade holiday gifts while enjoying food, wine and the company of friends and neighbors. This highly anticipated annual event is open to the public, so be sure to invite all of your friends and family members who live outside of Somersett! If you’re interested in being a vendor for this event, please pick up an application at the concierge desk at the Club.

Neighborhood of Lights

Community Lights Contest | Open to all Somersett residents Sign up by November 30 | Contest runs December 6–16 Winners announced on Thursday, December 20, 5–7 pm Join us for our Second Annual Somersett Neighborhood of Lights Contest! Children and adults alike appreciate seeing their community sparkle with the spirit of their neighbors’ decorating efforts. Contest categories include People’s Choice, Kid’s Choice, Judge’s Choice and Best Street. Sign your house up to be included on the Community Map and entered in the contest before December 1 by emailing Robin Bolson at robin.bolson@fsresidential.com. From December 6–16, stop by the clubhouse for the community map of homes decorated along with the ballot form. Enjoy the displays with your family and friends and vote for your favorites. Then on Thursday, December 20, join other residents to celebrate the winners! Neighborhood of Lights photos, see page 23.

Writer’s Forum

Thursdays, November 1 and December 6, 6–8 pm | Media Room Whether you’re a novice or a novelist, please come to share your words with us. Everyone gets 5–7 minutes to read the book they’re working on, their memoir, the poetry they wrote in 4th grade or a humorous piece they’ve concocted. It can be something you wrote or something someone else wrote. You may just want to come and listen (writers love an audience). Please feel welcome to join us in either capacity. For further information, email David Hardiman at d.hardiman44@gmail.com

Investment Roundtable Discussions

Tuesdays, November 6 and December 4, 6–7 pm | Media Room Karen Vibe, financial advisor and portfolio management director at 4

Morgan Stanley in Reno, has created a monthly forum for sharing investment knowledge and engaging in open-minded discussion. This is not a seminar or a sales presentation, but rather a platform for dialogue with access to a financial advisor right here in your neighborhood. All adults are welcome to attend. For more information and to RSVP, please contact Karen Vibe at Karen.D.Vibe@ morganstanley.com.

Coffee & Treats with Staff

Tuesday, November 6, 9–10 am | RSVP by Monday, November 5 Are you new to Somersett? Do you have questions about your community? Residents are invited to join management staff for an informal meeting at The Club at Town Center. Enjoy coffee and treats as you get to know staff and learn all about your community, the Club and the Canyon Nine.

Book Club

Wednesday, November 28 (no meeting in December), 7–9 pm Enjoy a new book each month and share your reading experience with fellow residents! In November, our community book club will read O Pioneers! by Willa Cather. Please RSVP to Julianna Malone at juliannamalone@gmail.com.

Knitting & Crocheting Club

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

Pinochle Club Mondays, 1–3 pm Pinochle players, we have a club just for you! Somersett’s pinochle club welcomes new or advanced players for three- or four-handed pinochle. Join us for this casual drop-in game here at the Club on Monday afternoons Mah Jongg Tuesdays 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. 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 odor. Feel free to bring a snack or non-alcoholic beverage. Board Game Club Third Sunday of each month (November 18 and December 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.

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FALL SESSION 3: December 5, 12 and 19 $51/resident per session or $17 per class WINTER 2019 SESSION 1: January 9, 16, 23 and 30 $65/resident per session or $17 per class All classes from 10 am–1 pm | Canyon View Room Join instructor Eva Nichols and fellow residents to explore watercolors. No experience is necessary, and all levels are welcome. You can rent supplies from Eva for $25 per session. Please register for our session at the concierge desk and RSVP to Eva at evasnichols@gmail.com before attending.

Values are up 8% since January. To see what things are selling for go to:


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

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

Country Club Golf Shop Hours November: December:

8 am–5 pm, Tuesday–Sunday 10 am–4 pm, Tuesday–Sunday

Community Driving Range Hours November: December:

8:30 am–5 pm, Tuesday–Sunday 10 am–4 pm, Tuesday–Sunday

Country Club First Tee Times

November: December:

9 am, Tuesday–Sunday; closed Monday 11 am, Tuesday–Sunday; closed Monday

Bocce Ball Court Hours

November: 8 am–5 pm* Tuesday–Sunday December: 10 am–4 pm* Tuesday–Sunday *May play until dusk if in possession of own bocce balls. For those interested in playing bocce please note there is a grooming rake/brush located on the outside wall of the golf shop. Bocce balls and scoreboards may be checked out from the golf shop staff during operating hours.

Little Tykes Golf Clinic

Wednesday, November 14, 4:45–5:30 pm 4 child min; 12 max This clinic represents one of the best opportunities to get your child involved in a game that will last a lifetime. Somersett Golf and Country Club PGA professionals are proud to donate their time to your children, so bring them out to join the fun. The clinic is held at Somersett Golf and Country Club’s Short Game Arena.



Play the Tom Kite Designed Championship Country Club Course All Somersett residents are invited to play the championship country club golf course four times per year. Each resident may book a foursome of players at a rate of $70 per player (in season) and $45 per player (off season, November-March). This includes green fee, driving range usage and golf cart. We take tee times for residents three days in advance at 787-1800, ext. 2. Men, please remember our simple dress code of no denim, collared golf shirts and caps worn forward at all times. For the ladies, we request no denim, spaghetti-strap tops, bare midriffs or short shorts. Proper footwear, such as golf shoes or tennis shoes, is required.

Driving Range Somersett residents are encouraged to utilize the driving range at the country club. With the SOA/country club agreement, range usage is complimentary. From November through April, residents may use the south side where we are always on mats. The cost to access the putting green and chipping area in the winter is $10. Please check in with the golf shop. Juniors must be accompanied by an adult. Men, please remember our simple dress code of collared golf shirts and caps worn forward at all times, with no denim or jogging suits. For the ladies, we ask no denim, jogging suits, spaghetti-strap tops, bare midriffs or short shorts. Proper footwear, such as golf shoes or tennis shoes, is required.

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

Somersett Golf Shop




ooking for that special gift for a golfer this holiday season? Check out the Golf Shop in the clubhouse at Somersett for all of your apparel and equipment needs. We have accounts with all major companies and can special-order items that are not in stock. We can order Oakley snow goggles for you as well.

GOLF TIP: Putting By Stuart Smith—PGA Director of Golf


s we head into winter and temperatures prevent many of us from heading out to the golf course, it is a great time to work on some easy putting fundamentals in the comfort of our homes. I recommend a few simple putting fundamentals: • Ball placed slightly left of center (right-handers) with hands a little ahead of the ball. • Eyes over ball line/target line. • Equal length back, equal length through with the putter head. Remember the motion of the putter includes shoulders, arms, hands, putter grip and putter head all working at the same tempo. Putting is not just a hands activity if you are striving for consistency. PGA and LPGA tour players have tempos of 62–72 beats per minute regardless of the length of putt they face. This equates to approximately .90 seconds of elapsed time. The “holy grail” of putting tempo is 2:1 as evidenced by most great players. This would equal .60 seconds on the backstroke and .30 seconds on the through stroke. Most importantly you should recognize

the importance of acceleration through the ball. All golf greats have that trait. SHORT PUTT = short back and slower through – .90 seconds at 2:1 tempo LONG PUTT = longer back and faster through – .90 seconds at 2:1 tempo You can purchase an inexpensive App for your smartphone to help you with this. I use Metron, but just about any metronome app would work. To monitor speeds and tempo, I recommend a Blast Motion sensor. Need help with your putting this winter? Set up a lesson in our new Short Game Arena here at the country club. Our staff can be reached at 787-1800, ext. 2, or email me at ssmith@somersett.com to set up an appointment.



CANYON NINE Check in at the concierge desk at The Club at Town Center. No tee times required. Play is first-come, first-served. Hours of Operation

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.

November: 9 am–4 pm* December: 11 am–4 pm* *Weather permitting; call 787-4500 to confirm

Winter Rates Start October 1st Residents: $5 adult Guests: $7 adult Non-residents: $15 adult Students: $5* *Ages 17 and under and 18 and over with a valid student ID

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Alcohol Policy

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

Alcoholic beverages may be purchased from the Club. Members and their guests are not allowed to bring their own alcoholic beverages onto the premises, including the pool area and Canyon Nine. No alcoholic beverages will be sold or served to any person not permitted to purchase the same under the laws of the state of Nevada or be sold for offpremises consumption. The Club reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to refuse service to any member or guest who appears to be intoxicated.

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

Late Pick-Up Fee

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

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.

Somersett Cares and Somersett Shares


he Helping Hands Barrel, located in the foyer at The Club at Town Center, serves as a convenient way to collect gently used clothing, shoes, kitchen items, sheet sets, towels and more for distribution to people in need. Many of you use it often—it always seems to be full! In November we will collect jackets, sweatshirts and other warm clothing for veterans and the homeless. We also have a Paws and Claws donation box for pet items such as dog and cat food, water and food bowls, toys, leashes and collars, brushes/grooming tools, pet beds and towels. All donated items go to local pet shelters. The Helping Hands Barrel and the Paws and Claws box are checked, maintained and items distributed by the Wild Whimsical Women. This group of between 110–115 women live mainly in Somersett, with a few members hailing from Verdi and Midtown Reno. 9

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

Coffee & Treats with Staff

Tuesday, November 6, 9–10 am RSVP by Monday, November 5 Are you new to Somersett? Do you have questions about your community? Residents are invited to join management staff for an informal meeting at The Club at Town Center. Enjoy coffee and treats as you get to know the staff and learn all about your community, the Club and the Canyon Nine.


Taste of Burgundy

Nov. 9

Couples Pre-Holiday Night

Nov. 11

20th Anniversary Open House

Nov. 14

Creative Sides for the Holidays

Nov. 17

Pie Crust & Pie Workshop

SOA Potluck

Saturday, November 3, 6–8 pm Thanksgiving potluck RSVP by November 1 12 adult min; 50 max Celebrate the turkey season with your friends at the annual SOA Thanksgiving potluck! We’ll bring the bird, and residents are asked to RSVP with an appetizer, side dish or dessert to feed 15 to 20 people. Come hungry, and let’s all be thankful for good food and good company.

Adult Bingo

Friday, November 9, 6–8 pm | $10/person Adults are welcome to join us at the Club for bingo. Snacks will be served, prizes will be awarded and we’ll have a cash wine bar. Register online or at the concierge desk. Please note, bingo is an event for those ages 18 and over.

Adult Holiday Brunch

Saturday, December 1 Enjoy a mimosa bar and a brunch catered by a local restaurant. More information to come in early November.

Family Fun Night Potluck

Friday, December 14, 6–8 pm Bring the whole family and a dish to share and get to know your neighbors. There will be games and laughs for everyone.

Nov. 29 David Holman—Holiday Hors d’ouevres Dec. 5

Dim Sum

Dec. 6

Italian Wine Country Christmas

Dec. 8

Kids Gingerbread

Dec. 10 Kids Cook-Holidays Dec. 12

Pan Roast & Cioppino

Dec. 13

Girls’ Night Out—Holiday Appetizers

Dec. 15

Holiday Truffle Workshop

Dec. 19

Christmas in Provence

Dec. 21

Holiday Date Night

Dec. 22 Cinnamon Roll Workshop Dec. 26 Taste of Thailand Dec. 27 Taste of Tuscany Dec. 28 Sushi Cooking classes • Catering Gourmet deli • Kitchen store Spices by the tablespoon • Knife sharpening Serving lunch 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Mon. – Fri., 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Sat. 225 Crummer Lane, Reno • 775-284-COOK Full cooking class schedule at Nothingtoit.com


Holiday Open House Friday, December 7, 4:30–7:30 pm RSVP by Monday, December 3

Don’t miss out on this holiday celebration with Santa and Mrs. Claus. From 6 to 7:30 pm, we’ll keep the kids busy with arts and crafts in the Canyon View room. And don’t miss this chance to get a family photo with the Clauses! Look for more information on Club flyers, online at somersett.net and in the weekly Somersett Happenings email.

KIDS’ CORNER Hours & Programming Monday through Thursday: 8:30 am–12:30 pm & 5:30–7:30 pm Friday: 8:30 am–12:30 pm; Saturday: 8 am–12 pm Closed Sunday


• Kids’ Corner will only accept children 2 to 6 years of age. All children must be registered by the parent for Kids’ Corner prior to their first use of the room. Registration forms are available at the concierge desk or online at mysomersett.com. • Parents with children who are not bathroom independent must remain on Club premises at all times when their child is in Kids’ Corner. This includes such activities as playing tennis, aerobics, using the fitness room, and swimming or during a special Club function. • For the morning time slots, parents may sign their child up for either 8:30–10:30 am or 10:30 am–12:30 pm Monday through Friday and either 8–10 am or 10 am–12 pm on Saturday. Evening slot is from 5:30–7:30 pm, Monday through Thursday. • The room operates on a six-to-one ratio, with a maximum of 12 children allowed at any given time. To accommodate this ratio, the Club requires reservations to be made at least 24 hours in advance to ensure staffing. Reservations may be made online at mysomersett.com seven days in advance. • All children must be dropped off in Kids’ Corner within 15 minutes of their reservation time. If the parent has not checked in their child within the fifteen-minute window, the reservation becomes void and the spot will be opened to a child on the waitlist. • No-shows will result in a $10 fee per child due to the Club. Cancellations must be received by 8 am on the day of the reservation.

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Movie Night

Friday, November 9 | $12/child | Ages 5–12 Showing: The Incredibles 2 and Rango (both rated PG). Movie night in November is a go! Make sure to reserve your child’s spot for this popular event.

Winter Break Day Camp

Weekdays, December 21 through January 11*, 7 am–6 pm $40/child/day | Ages 5–12 | Residents only RSVP by Monday, December 10 | 5 child min; 25 max The Club will host a multi-day camp while schools are closed for winter break. This winter camp will keep the kids busy with a variety of games, holiday crafts and experiments. Snacks will be provided, but campers should bring their own lunches. Space is limited, so sign up now! Sign up for 7 days or more to save $5 per day. *There will be no camp on December 25 and January 1

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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.

Fall Plays

Saturday, November 3, 6–8 pm Doors open at 5:30 pm Sunday, November 4, 1:30–3:30 pm Doors open at 1 pm | $10/person The Theater Group has done it again, writing original scripts for two of the plays, as well as poems. “Checking – In,” by Sierra Canyon resident Edie Cartwright, is about unsuspecting individuals who are surprised to find themselves waiting in line, not knowing how they got there or why. In “Best Try Electronics,” written by Sierra Canyon residents Van Brenner and Harold Allred, a displeased customer tries to return an item that doesn’t work anymore. How many days past the purchase date will the electronics store still honor the receipt? The final play, “Noah,” is by Bob Rinfret. Can the unskilled Noah overcome the building obstacles and rejection he encounters as he attempts to build an Ark? You will be entertained before each play by poems cleverly written with Sierra Canyon seniors in mind. “Ring of Fire” and “Home on the Range” are by Van Brenner and “The Saga of Sam Brown” is by Doris Deming. Light refreshments will be served.


Chair Yoga w/ Nancy All Levels 10:15–11:30 AM

Tuesday, November 6, 11 am–2 pm | No need to register Come by the Lodge and enjoy a couple of chips with nacho cheese.

What’s for Lunch November

Wednesday, November 7, 12–1:30 pm | $5/person Menu: Chicken tacos, lettuce, tomato, onion, sour cream, refried beans, chips and salsa. Coffee, tea and water available or you may bring a beverage from home.

Breakfast to Celebrate Veterans & Veterans Day Friday, November 9, 8–10 am Free to the first 80 residents who sign up* You don’t have to be a veteran to come celebrate. Menu: Scrambled eggs, bacon/sausage, pancakes with butter and syrup, coffee/milk/juice. *This event is provided courtesy of Chris and Vicki of Edward Jones at Somersett.






Tai Chi w/ Marcos All Levels 8:00–8:45 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 10:15–11:15 AM

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

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

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

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

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

Circuit Training w/ Lynne Int/Adv (Prepaid monthly) 4:00–5:00 PM Circuit Training w/ Lynne Int/Adv (Prepaid monthly) 5:15–6:15 PM


National Nachos Day

Circuit Training w/ Lynne Int/Adv (Prepaid monthly) 5:15–6:15 PM

Circuit Training w/ Lynne Int/Adv (Prepaid monthly) 5:15–6:15 PM

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

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


Happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Dinner at the Lodge

Decorate the Lodge & Lodge Christmas Tree

Thursday, November 15, 5–6:30 pm $15/person Menu: Turkey breast, mashed potato with gravy, green bean casserole, stuffing, pumpkin pie. Coffee, tea and water available or you may bring a beverage from home.

Harvest Festival at Cal Expo (via motor coach)

Friday, November 30, 3–5 pm If you would like to help decorate the Lodge and the Lodge Christmas tree, please sign up at the Front Desk.

Hanukkah Potluck Dinner at the Lodge

Friday, November 16 | $99/person Departs Gold Ranch Resort at 8:15 am Returns at about 6 pm The perfect place for your Christmas shopping is the Sacramento Harvest Festival, known as the largest indoor arts and crafts show on the West Coast. The festival showcases over 24,000 unique items, all handmade and embellished in the U.S., including original art, jewelry, clothing, specialty foods, photography, toys and home décor. You will have the opportunity to meet hundreds of artisans while you shop for that special Christmas gift.

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Sunday, December 2, 5–7:30 pm | Doors open at 5 pm Please stick to the list of dishes provided when you sign up. Bring your personal Menorah if you like. Menorah lighting at 5:15 pm. Dinner will be served promptly after the lighting and prayer. We will sing songs after dinner.

What’s for Lunch December

Wednesday, December 5, 12–1:30 pm | $5/person Menu: chicken tostadas with beans, lettuce, tomato, onion, salsa, cheese, sour cream, iced tea and cookies. Coffee, tea and water available or you may bring beverage from home.


Sierra Canyon Your neighbor since 2006

Selling over 100 Del Webb 55+ / Sierra Canyon homes in the Somersett neighborhood, Peggy is the Realtor to call when buying, selling or investing. LIC #46243 “Passionate, knowledgeable, great customer service. A Realtor that goes above and beyond! Highly recommend Peggy O’NEILL! Completed the sale of our home in less than 30 days. She works hard to get results.” —Sheri & Jerry

CALL: Margaret Peggy O’NEILL, Realtor 775-287-6407 Direct ONEILL@SURF4renohomes.com

6490 S. McCarran Blvd. Suite F49 Reno, NV 89509 775-826-4701

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Light the Christmas Tree & Caroling

Thursday, December 6, 6–7:30 pm Let’s get together and enjoy this time of year with friends and neighbors. Our Sierra Canyon Singers will lead us in song. Light refreshments will be provided by our friends Chris and Vicki of Edward Jones at Somersett. Coffee, tea and water available or you may bring a beverage from home.

62nd Annual Singing Christmas Tree (via motor coach)

Saturday, December 8 | $129/person Depart Gold Ranch Resort at 8:15 am Return at about 6 pm We will travel to Old Sacramento for a hosted brunch on board the Delta Queen, permanently moored on the on the banks of the Sacramento River. Next, we’re off to a magical performance of the Singing Christmas Tree. The 62nd annual presentation, titled “The Song of Christmas,” features the Singing Christmas Tree Choir, a 40-piece symphony orchestra, the Capital Children’s Chorale, Capital Choreography and Drama Teams, and Singing Christmas Tree soloists. “The Song of Christmas” is set in two acts, complete with gorgeous costuming and beautiful sets and lighting. This is a performance you will not want to miss!

Reno Pops with Dinner at Ichiban Restaurant

Friday, December 14 | $129/person Depart Aspen Lodge at 4:15 pm | Return at about 9:30 pm This is just the tour to get you into the Christmas spirit! We will enjoy a meal at Ichiban Restaurant, where skilled chefs will prepare a feast of steak and chicken, fried rice, vegetables and more, while performing knife-flashing feats, lighting fires and throwing food through the air! Following dinner, we’re off to enjoy the Reno Pops Orchestra, in its 32nd season, with a delightful performance of “Scrooge.” Price includes deluxe motor coach, dinner and the Reno Pops performance.


Lodge Christmas Party

Saturday, December 15, 5–8 pm Dinner and dancing. More info to follow.

Nevada City Victorian Christmas (via motor coach)

Friday, December 19 | $69/person Depart Gold Ranch Resort at 4:15 pm | Return 11 pm Recapture the spirit of Christmas past amid the charming surroundings of historic downtown Nevada City during its annual Victorian Christmas Celebration. Main streets are closed to motorized traffic and filled with the sights and sounds of an oldfashioned Christmas: carolers, jugglers, musicians, the Nevada City Carol Choir, Tommyknocker Cloggers and of course, Santa Claus. Handmade arts and crafts from California artists are displayed on historic downtown city streets. Food and drink can be purchased from city restaurants and specialty food vendors.

Denim & Diamonds New Year’s Eve Party

Monday, December 31, 6–10 pm | $25/person Music and dancing—wear your favorite denim and diamonds and we will dance our way into the New Year! Menu: heavy hors d’oeuvres, delicious desserts, special spiked punch. Coffee, tea and water available or you may bring a beverage from home.

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BOULDERS AT SOMERSETT Behind its private gates, the Boulders is truly unparalleled luxury living. Located just minutes from the Somersett Country Club, Boulders offers expansive home sites with breathtaking, panoramic views of the beautiful Sierra Nevada Mountains, as well as large unique floor plans of both single-story and walk-out basement home designs. Ranging from 4,000–5,828 sq. ft., each and every floor plan offers numerous opportunities for personalization.

BouldersAtSomersett.com From the $1,000,000s | (775) 746-5000

HILLBROW AT SOMERSETT Hillbrow is situated in a gated community located at roundabout # 6 in Somersett. There are six floor plans, two single story and four two story—three and four bedrooms with two and three car garages. Prices start at $465,000. The first phase of 16 homes is sold out and phase 2 lots have just been released. The homes are extremely energy efficient and the standard features are unequalled in Northern Nevada.

HillbrowatSomersett.com (775) 544-1328 (775) 221-8003 | NV Lic #0081050

THE CLIFFS AT SOMERSETT The Cliffs at Somersett has six single-story and two-story 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.

Coming Soon! TheCliffsAtSomersett.com (844) 836-5263

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®.

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

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

CARDIO-WEIGHT STUDIO Elli exercise bikes or treadmills available

THE GREAT ROOM Enjoy a sunset, relax with a book in front of the fireplace, check your e-mail from your laptop on the wireless network or watch the golfers on the Canyon Nine from the outdoor deck.

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

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


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In 2009,

Brian Williams, a local Reno resident, was asked to speak to a school to help reduce bully-related incidents in their school. Little did he know that his presentation would spark the creation of a non-profit organization and launch a national kindness movement that would impact over 1,000,000 lives around the world. Brian Williams is the founder of Think Kindness, a non-profit organization dedicated to inspire measurable acts of kindness in schools and communities around the world. His approach to bully prevention is unique, he never even mentions the word bully. Instead, he focuses on kindness. “Our aim is to make ‘kindness cool.’ And by doing that, we instantly create an environment where children choose to be kind. Immediately decreasing bully-related incidents in schools,” says Williams. Williams uses competition to immediately get kids excited to be. “It’s more than a 1-hour assembly. It’s a 15 day call-to-action. School versus school, who can make the biggest difference in the world...in just 15 days,” says Williams.


The organization has grown immensely since 2009. Now Think Kindness and their team of speakers visit schools across the United States. Last year the organization visited over 178 schools, spoke to over 120,000 students and documented over 580,000 acts of kindness. But now, the organization has their sites on a bigger project. “We receive great feedback the impact our 15 Day challenge has on schools. But now we wanted to create a year-round program for schools. To create kindness leadership teams that have the sole-purpose to carry-out acts of kindness within their school,� says Williams.

THINK KINDNESS is currently seeking donations and volunteers to help execute and bring this program into fruition. As an organization, 100% of all donations go directly to the cause and is powered by volunteers. If this is something you are interested in, you can visit their website at www.ThinkKindness.org. You can also watch their documentary, INSPIRE HOPE, on Amazon.


If you have leftover Halloween candy, consider bringing it to the Club at Town Center to be included in a “sweet treats’’ care package for deployed troops and first responders sent out through Operation Gratitude. Operation Gratitude annually sends 200,000+ care packages filled with food, entertainment, hygiene and handmade items, plus personal letters of appreciation to veterans, first responders, new recruits, wounded heroes, their caregivers, and to individually named U.S. service members deployed overseas and their families waiting at home. The group’s mission is to lift the spirits and meet the evolving needs of the military and first responder communities and to provide volunteer opportunities for civilians anywhere in America to express their appreciation to all who serve our nation. Each package contains donated products valued from $45-$100 and costs the organization $15 to assemble and ship. Since its inception in 2003, Operation Gratitude volunteers have shipped more than 2,100,000 care packages.



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ow’s the time to order maintenance-free patio covers and decks to expand your outdoor living area. Give us a call today to ensure your plans, permit, home owner-association approval and construction are done in time to enjoy the outdoors this spring. We’ll take care of all the details to get your dream patio built.

Office: 775-356-3769 | Estimator: 775-224-4860 | NV Contractor’s Lic. # 0077933 21

Dawn Heins OCCUPATION: Wife, mother, coach and tutor. YEARS IN RENO: 12 ORIGINALLY FROM: Keyesport, Ill. GREATEST ACCOMPLISHMENT: Married and enjoying life with my school sweetheart for 34 years while raising/homeschooling three incredible boys; a featured artist singer/songwriter on a local Truckee CD for charity; sang with local band; leading an amazing group of local Reno women representing multiple churches through a non-denominational fellowship for over 8 years; “PhD” Leadership Graduate with Klemmer and Associates. FAVORITE THINGS TO DO: Smile, laugh, exercise, play tennis, socialize, enjoy great food and wine, entertain, help others, pray, listen to inspirational podcasts, connect others, travel, time with family and friends. LAST BOOK YOU READ: Love Does by Bob Goff.

SOMETHING PEOPLE MIGHT BE SURPRISED TO KNOW ABOUT YOU: I’ve been working on earning my Black Belt with Freestyle Martial Arts Academy for three years and plan to finish in the summer of 2019.



WHY SOMERSETT? Somersett makes me feel like I’m living in a small town in the big city where I get a little bit of vacation every day.

Neighborhood of Lights Best Street Winner 2017

More about Neighborhood of Lights 2018 on page 4.

Best Street Winners receiving award.

Kid’s Choice Winner 2017


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

• Please note that FITNESS CLASSES will operate on a LIMITED schedule November 22 through November 30 and December 23 through January 2. • All outdoor amenities (tennis, pool, golf) are weatherpermitting during winter months

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

Age Limits in the Gym 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.

Fitness Questions For information about our free classes, fitness equipment, reformer Pilates, personal training and pricing, please visit our website at somersett.net or contact Camille Porter at 787-4500, ext. 321. If you’re new or just curious about all of our strength-training equipment, call today to arrange a complimentary fitness orientation. We will do our absolute best to keep the Lap Pool and Upper Spa open as much as possible throughout the Play Pool construction project, but safety is our primary concern. If it is deemed hazardous to keep them open, they will have to close. Please check with the Club for updates.

YOUR SOMERSETT REAL ESTATE SPECIALIST of my 28 years of experience have been dedicated “Sixteen to creating and selling our wonderful community. ”


775 232 3884 rvonschwerin@ chaseinternational.com

2018 Snowshoeing Join Linda for snowshoeing and enjoy the beautiful snow-capped Sierras and crisp mountain air. This is a carpooling event, weather permitting. Please visit somersett.net for more information and look for further details in the January/February magazine and the weekly Somersett Happenings emails.

Tennis We’re pleased to offer private or semi-private lessons, group classes, drill classes and free doubles tennis classes. We offer tennis for a variety of ages and services for all of our members. Contact tennis professional John Mathews at 287-8229. To register, visit the concierge desk.


Mondays & Wednesdays, 12:45–3:15 pm | Saturdays, 12:30–3 pm Have you tried the fastest-growing sport in the country? It’s a great way to enjoy a low-impact workout and make some new friends in the process. No need to purchase any equipment – everything is provided.


ind down from a busy week in one of our spacious cedar-lined 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. Last but certainly not least, remember to take full advantage of our massage room. The Club at Town Center has licensed massage therapists ready to cater to your aches and pains. Enjoy a relaxing and beneficial massage by scheduling an appointment with one of our professionals. Whether you’re looking to alleviate stress or just enjoy a bit of TLC, the Club’s menu offers many types of treatments to fit your needs. For more information on what we offer and to contact our massage therapists, call the concierge at 787-4500. MASSAGE SPECIALS Look for details about holiday massage specials on Club flyers, somersett.net and in the weekly Somersett Happenings enewsletters.


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 TIME! Torch w/ Angela 5:45 – 6:30 AM

NEW TIME! Torch w/ Angela 5:45 – 6:30 AM

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

Yoga w/ Karen 9:00 – 10:00 AM

*Hatha Yoga w/ Linda 8:30 – 9:30 AM

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

*Hatha Yoga w/ Linda 8:30 – 9:30 AM

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

*Hatha Yoga w/ Linda 8:30 – 9:30 AM

Cardio Step w/Cindy 9:30 – 10:30 AM

*Body Sculpt w/ Beth 9:00 – 9:45 AM

*Meditation w/ Linda 9:30 – 9:45 AM

*Body Sculpt w/ Beth 9:00 – 9:45 AM

Cardio Step w/ Cindy 9:30–10:30 AM

**Doubles Tennis w/ John 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Mat Pilates w/ Beth 10:00 – 11:00 AM

Cardio Step w/ Cindy 9:30 – 10:30 AM

Mat Pilates w/ Beth 10:00 – 11:00 AM

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

Power Cycle w/ Christy 10:45 – 11:20 AM *Boot Camp w/ Christy 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM

Body Sculpt w/ Beth 11:15 AM – 12:00 PM

**Doubles Tennis w/ John 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Body Sculpt w/ Beth 11:15 AM – 12:00 PM

Crunch 15 w/ Christy 11:20 – 11:35 AM

*Crunch 15 w/ Christy 12:15 – 12:30 PM

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

*Stretch 15 w/ Christy 12:30 – 12:45 PM

Crunch 15 w/ Christy 12:15 – 12:30 PM

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

*Pickleball Reserved Court Time 12:45 – 3:15 PM

Chair Yoga w/ Nancy 4:00 – 5:00 PM

Stretch 15 w/ Christy 11:35 – 11:50 AM

*Pickleball Reserved Court Time 12:45 – 3:15 PM

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

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

Spin w/ Christy 5:30 – 6:15 PM

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

Hatha Yoga w/ Linda 5:30 – 6:30 PM

Crunch 15 w/ Christy 6:15 – 6:30 PM

Crunch 15 w/ Christy 6:15 – 6:30 PM

Zumba w/ Leslie B. 6:35 – 7:35 PM

Boot Camp w/ Christy 6:30 – 7:10 PM

Zumba w/ Leslie B. 6:35 – 7:35 PM

Boot Camp w/ Christy 6:30 – 7:10 PM

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

* = Sports Court ** = Tennis Courts *** = Outdoor Pickleball Courts Classes are held in the aerobic studio unless otherwise noted.

Paid Private Reformer

w/ Beth Monday 4:30 – 5:15 PM Tuesday 7:30 – 8:30 AM Tuesday/Thursday 12:00 – 1:00 PM

UNDER NEW OWNERSHIP Serving all of our Caughlin Ranch neighbors and surrounding community.

Have an oversized, awkward or fragile item to ship? We can help! Boxes & packing materials for almost any size package. We can package for you! Mailboxes! Personal mail boxes with physical address—NOT a PO Box. Great for small businesses. Forwarding services available. Passport Photos • Faxing • Copies • Scans • Printing 4790 CAUGHLIN PKWY IN THE RALEY’S SHOPPING CENTER




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: www.nevada.fsrconnect.com/somersett ASSOCIATION HOURS: Monday – Friday: 8 am to 5 pm The SOA office will be closed on Thanksgiving, Black Friday (November 23), Christmas, and New Year’s Day.

Assessment Reminder

by e-check. For an extra fee, you may arrange to have a payment posted within one business day. You may also submit payments to the SOA office, via check or money order only.

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

Assessment Payments Submitted Online (via Paylease) You can pay your monthly assessments online from the FirstService Residential website through ClickPay, a third-party payment processing company. Payments submitted through ClickPay typically take up to three business days to be credited to your assessment account. Please keep this in mind since payments received after the 30th are subject to a $25 late fee. ClickPay charges a fee for its payments made by debit or credit card. There is no fee if you pay

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Compliance Information To report a non-compliance, please email Chrissy Parker at christine. 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.

DECEMBER DECORATIONS Holiday decorations may be installed up to 10 days before a holiday and must be taken down within 10 days after the holiday, with the exception of the December holidays. December decorations may be installed beginning at Thanksgiving and must be removed by January 31.


Somersett Owners Association 2018 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, Somersett Parks, 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 at Town Center.

November 1st 5th 6th 7th 14th 15th 19th

9:00 am 4:00 pm 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 8:30 am 5:30 pm 4:00 pm

AGC Finance Facilities Somersett Parks CSC Communications ANNUAL MEMBERS MEETING

December 4th 5th 7th 12th 12th

2:00 pm 4:00 pm 9:00 am 3:30 pm 5:30 pm

Facilities Somersett Parks AGC Executive BOARD

November 19 4 pm


Annual Meeting – budget ratification and elections

Meeting Agendas and Minutes

Agendas for Board of Directors’ meetings will be posted online at somersett.net at least 10 days prior to the scheduled meeting. Minutes of these meetings will be posted at somersett.net once they have been approved at the next scheduled meeting. Minutes are posted once they have been approved at the next scheduled meeting. Association members may request a draft copy of minutes, available as a pdf file sent via email, or as a printed copy available for pick up at the Concierge Desk at The Club at Town Center. For a charge, members may also request to have an audio file of the meeting placed on a CD or flash drive. You may also save yourself money by bringing your own flash drive or CD to the Concierge Desk. To request draft minutes or an audio file, please send an email to soa@ mysomersett.com or stop by the Concierge Desk to request your preferred format.

2018 Board Election

By now you should have received Board election ballots and candidate statements. Nevada law requires that all directors be elected by secret written ballot. Only you can vote on your secret ballot, which must be completely filled in and placed in the envelope marked secret ballot. It will not be opened until the Annual Meeting at 4 pm on Monday, November 19, at The Club at Town Center. Ballots must be received in person or by mail no later than 1 pm on Nov. 19. No ballots will be accepted at the Annual Meeting.

HILLBROW AT SOMERSETT Hillbrow is situated in a gated community located at roundabout # 6 in Somersett. There are six floor plans, two single story and four two story—three and four bedrooms with two and three car garages. Prices start at $465,000. The first phase of 16 homes is sold out and phase 2 lots have just been released. The homes are extremely energy efficient and the standard features are unequalled in Northern Nevada.

HillbrowatSomersett.com (775) 544-1328 | (775) 221-8003 Preston Homes NV Lic #0081050



Daniel Tracey

OCCUPATION: Retired police sergeant, Morgan Hill PD in California, 30 years, and two years Los Angeles PD, Hollywood Division. I am also a Vietnam Veteran. YEARS IN RENO: 14 years ago, my wife Nora and I moved from Santa Barbara, Calif.


FAVORITE THINGS TO DO: Paint landscapes, cook, and read metaphysical books and books about art and U.S. history. LAST BOOK YOU READ: The Hudson River School: Nature and the American Vision.

ORIGINALLY FROM? Morgan Hill, Calif.

WHY SOMERSETT? The CC&Rs, its beauty and the professional people.

GREATEST ACCOMPLISHMENTS: As a freshman in high school, I won first place in a tri-high-school art competition. Also as a freshman, I varsity lettered in track. I was co-captain of the football team and lastly, I retired with only two injuries from law enforcement.

SOMETHING PEOPLE MIGHT BE SURPRISED TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? Every morning I get up early to pray and spiritual meditate. In Morgan Hill, I was a founding member of a Metaphysical Study Center. When the reverend was away, I would conduct the meetings.


Tahoe Film Festival


he 4th Annual Tahoe Film Fest presented by SWEP, Sierra Watershed Education Partnerships, will take place December 6 through 9 at several different locations through the North Lake Tahoe and Truckee area, including: Incline Village Cinema, Northstar Village Cinema, Truckee Community Arts Center (downtown Truckee) and the Crystal Bay Club. Tahoe Film Fest brings over 25 environmental and independent feature length and award winning films. Among the many films to be screened at the festival is “Stay Human,” a documentary film by music star, Michael Franti, who will also be at the festival. What does it mean to be human? What connects people around the globe? How can we celebrate the beauty of love and life in a world turned upside down? These are just a few of the questions world-renowned musician Michael Franti explores in this captivating and stirring documentary. Opening night of the festival will feature “The Push,” a film directed by North Tahoe local Grant Korgan, an outdoor sports enthusiast, who is recovering from a spinal cord injury. Grant, along with two seasoned explorers, became the first spinal cord injured athlete to PUSH himself 100 miles across the South Pole. Grant Korgan and other local filmmakers will be present at the festival. Tahoe Film Fest is celebrating the 50th anniversary of “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.” This film and accompanying documentary about the making of the film will be shown at the festival. The filmmakers of the documentary will be present. Special guests will be present and special events will be held each evening in Truckee and at the Crystal Bay Club. For information about the films, schedule and to purchase tickets, visit the website at www.TahoeFilmFest.org or visit the Tahoe Film Fest Facebook page. Purchase tickets online beginning on November 1 or at the door for individual movies for $12 each, or you can purchase an all access pass, online presale only, for $60 (limited supply available). Proceeds from all www.TahoeFilmFest.org ticket sales benefit SWEP’s environmental education programs for our local K-12 youth.

4th Annual Tahoe Film Fest December 6-9 North Lake Tahoe and Truckee

Over 25 Environmental & Independent Films, Special Events & Special Guests www.TahoeFilmFest.org for Tickets and Information

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November 1 2 3 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.



Knitting & Crocheting Pinochle 11


Knitting & Crocheting Pinochle 18

Board Game Club


Knitting & Crocheting Pinochle


Coffee & Treats with Staff Mah Jongg Investment Roundtable Discussion 13

Mah Jongg Writer’s Forum



Bridge Club

Mah Jongg

Art + Painting

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Art + Painting Kids Movie Night

Chili Cook-Off

Adult Bingo 15



Watercolor Classes

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Bridge Club

Thanksgiving Day Club is closed

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Mah Jongg


Bridge Club

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Knitting & Crocheting Pinochle 2


Knitting & Crocheting Pinochle 9


Knitting & Crocheting Pinochle 16

Board Game Club Neighborhood of Lights ends 23/30

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Bridge Club Mah Jongg


Mah Jongg Investment Roundtable Discussion 11

Bridge Club Watercolor Classes 12

Mah Jongg


Mah Jongg Writer’s Forum Neighborhood of Lights begins 13

Mah Jongg


Christmas Eve (24) Christmas Day + New Years Eve Club is closed (31) Club closes at 2 pm



Art + Painting Holiday Open House 14


Art + Painting

Watercolor Classes

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Bridge Club

Mah Jongg

Art + Painting

Watercolor Classes

Neighborhood of Winter Break Lights Celebration Camp begins




Bridge Club

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Art + Painting

Board Meeting

Knitting & Crocheting

Adult Holiday Brunch

Mah Jongg

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Book Club

December 1

Family Fun Night Potluck 22


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

Saturday, November 17 2–6 pm

14th Annual

Open to the public



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

Monica T. Lee, DDS, FAGD

Dr. Jennifer E. McClanahan, DMD

6350 Mae Anne Ave., Ste. 1 Reno, NV 89523 | 775.787.2600 | www.divinedentalsmile.com MOST INSURANCE ACCEPTED

During November and December our downtown store turns into a Winter Wonderland filled with ideas for holiday decorating from hearth, to table, to tree. Great gift ideas too. Take a trip to Truckee, visit historic downtown and find your way to our store in the Loading Dock building, where the holiday has arrived in style. Mountain Home Center, 10115 Donner Pass Rd, Downtown Truckee, 530-550-8800. Open Sun thru Thurs 10A to 5P; Fri and Sat 10A to 6P. www.MountainHomeCenter.com

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SSNL Nov/Dec 2018  

Somersett is northern Nevada’s premiere golf community. This bi-monthly homeowner’s association newsletter contains pertinent information an...

SSNL Nov/Dec 2018  

Somersett is northern Nevada’s premiere golf community. This bi-monthly homeowner’s association newsletter contains pertinent information an...