The February 2023 Edition of the Breeze Magazine

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Happy Valentine’s Day

4 WWW.SUNCITYALIANTE.ORG | THE BREEZE F R O M T H E P R E S I D E N T President’s Message, Warren Geller, President, Sun City Aliante Board of Directors 6 B OA R D M E M B E R ' S M E S S AG E 45 A D V E R T I S E R I N D E X 10 19 7 FEBRUARY 2023 35 26 SPECIAL SKECHERS DIRECT VALENTINE SHOE SALE Edward E Ernest, Director, Sun City Aliante Board of Directors. MOVIE NIGHT –BLACK ADAM 26 THE WOMAN KING – 26 Black Adam is freed from his earthly tomb ready to unleash his unique form of justice. BIG LEAGUE WEEKENDLas Vegas Ballpark 27 TOUR OF THE SMITH CENTER –27 A winner of 10 Tony Awards including best musical, the revolutionary film comes to life remixed in a new musical extravaganza. MOULIN ROUGE! THE MUSICAL – THE SMITH CENTER 10 BOARD OF DIRECTORS CANDIDATE FORUM LUNCH 'N' LEARN - LUMINA –EXPECT SOME VALENTINE'S DAY SURPRISES Exclusive Tour of the acclaimed Smith Center with lunch before at Triple George (lunch on your own) CELBRATING BLACK HISTORY MONTH Damian Carrasco, General Manager Sun City Aliante. G E N E R A L M A N AG E R ' S M E S S AG E 9 27 VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS –T-MOBILE ARENA –VGK vs. Anaheim Ducks. 26 TABLE OF CONTENTS COVER COUNCILMAN RICHARD CHERCHIO'S MESSAGE 13 NLV Councilman Ward 4 2023 BOARD OF DIREC TORS ELEC TION. Pop the champagne, Moulin Rouge! Enter world of splendor and romance, of eye-popping excess, glitz, grandeur — above all — Love, Moulin Rouge! more than musical — it Moulin Rouge Wednesday – February 1 (Price includes Ticket, ransportation and Driver gratuity) $130 Residents $135 Guests A group of all-female warriors protects the African kingdom of Dahomey. This film is based on a true story VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS Afternoon Game Sunday – February 12, 2023 -Mobile Arena VGK VS ANAHEIM DUCKS Bus departs SCAL at 10:30 a.m. Please check in 30 minutes prior to departure. $135 residents | $140 guests VIP Entrance Quick Access From its very beginning, The Smith Center was envisioned as a world-class performing arts center that would develop and present the best and brightest broad range of first-rate programmin and unite the residents of our community Sun City Aliante Group Smith Center Tour Lunch before at Triple George (lunch on your own) $25 (includes tour transporation, driver gratuity) uesday, February 28, 2023 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. Bus departs SCAL at 11:30 a.m. Please check in 30 minutes prior to departure. WIZARD OF OZ – The Smith Center February 2023 Edition 233 BOARD OF DIRECTORS ELECTION 2023 BOARD OF DIRECTORS CANDIDATE FORUM SUN CITY ALIANTE NOMINATED AS OUTSTANDING LARGE ASSOCIATION OF THE YEAR FOR 2022 LUMINA VALENTINE'S DAY LUNCH 'N' LEARN LEARN HOW TO KEEP A HEALTHY HEART MOULIN ROUGE! THE MUSICAL THE SMITH CENTER SKECHERS DIRECT VALENTINES DA SALE VISTA ROOM VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS -MOBILE ARENA TOUR OF THE SMITH CENTER BIG LEAGUE WEEKEND – OAKLAND As VS REDS – LAS VEGAS BALLPARK EVENTS HIGHLIGHTS FLAG RETIREMENT CEREMONY RESIDENT SPOTLIGHT FEATURING PICKLEBALL PRESIDENT SARAH SMITH CELEBRATING BLACK HISTORY MONTH Happy Valentine’s Day

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Greetings to All Residents,

Every two years we are required to take a survey of our residents for the government; so, we can support Sun City Aliante remaining a 55+ community This survey is mandated.

I think you would like to know the demographic results of the recently completed survey We have 2,028 homes within Sun City Aliante. A total of 1,987 homes responded for a 97% return rate. This is an excellent return rate: however, it took Carol and Nelenie many calls to reluctant residents who for whatever reason found it unnecessary to comply

We have 136 people whose ages range from 19-54. We are allowed to have residents under the age of 55 as long as the total doesn't exceed 20% and at least one resident age 55+ resides within the same house. A total of 730 people range from ages 55-64 and 1,295 are between 65-74 and 1,371 are over 75 years of age for a total occupancy of 3,532. To complete the survey, there are 37 vacant homes and 159 homes are leased.

To summarize, a total of 3.7% of our residents are 19-54, 20.7% are 55-64, 37% are 65-74, and 39% are over 75 years of age. A total of 1.8% of our homes are vacant and 7.8% of our homes are leased.

So how does this compare from the survey taken two (2) years ago? Two years ago there were 3,405 total residents. A total of 4.3% of residents were between ages 19-54, 16% between ages 55-64, 43.4% between ages 65-74 and 36.3% age 75+. There were 1.5% homes vacant and 10.2% homes that were leased.

At a minimum, these numbers point to a growing community with medical advancements allowing our residents to live a longer lifespan. I would like to thank all who responded to this survey which will aid the Board of Directors in making intelligent decisions for all, in the future.




This Notice is distributed according to NRS116.31083. At the beginning of every Board Meeting, there is a member comment period for comments relating to agenda items only At the end of every Board meeting, there is a member comment period for comments on any subject. During this period, the Board will hear member comments. The Board of Directors will not take action on comments or requests made during the comment periods. Agendas for the Board meeting are available one week prior to the meeting at the Front Desk and on the Association's website ( Copies of the minutes from a Board of Directors meeting are available from the Association Office after approval by the Board of Directors. Audio copies of a Board of Directors meeting are available from the Association Office after the minutes have been approved by the Board of Directors. The Association Office is located at 7394 Aliante Parkway, North Las Vegas, Nevada 89084. Office Hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday The telephone number for obtaining an agenda is 702-638-5000. (Please note: This schedule is subject to change)




Wednesday, Februar y 8, 2023 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 8, 2023 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 12, 2023 7:00 p.m.


Wednesday, Februar y 8, 2023 9:15 a.m. Wednesday, March 8, 2023 9:15 a.m. Wednesday, April 12, 2023 6:15 p.m.


The Breeze is a monthly publication of Sun City Aliante Community Association, Inc. (SCAL), designed to provide information and news to the members of Sun City Aliante. Advertising does not influence

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At the writing of this article, 2022 has come and gone. The year 2023 is starting, and we are anticipating another great year at Sun City Aliante. Check the “Save the Date” fridge flyer for a list of activities available to us as residents. From the lunch and learns to movies, from ceramics to fitness classes, from cornhole to table tennis, there are lots of opportunities to plug into. Don't be shy, all of the charter c l u b s a r e a l w a y s w e l c o m i n g n e w members. Check the back pages of The Breeze for a listing of clubs.

Now let's examine all the resolutions we made for the New Year. Let's get fit. We have several charter clubs that can help. They are Cornhole, Club Dial, Eight Ballers, Pickleball, Table Tennis, Tennis and Bowling. Outside, we also have basketball courts, pickleball courts, horseshoe pits and Bocce Ball courts. Inside, don't forget a great fitness gym and swimming pool. If you want fitness classes with an instructor, check out aqua aerobics, strength stretch and balance, yoga, Zumba and strength training. Always check out The Breeze and e-Blasts for additional offerings.

Let's get involved. At the time of writing, there are several committee openings. The Communications Committee has two openings and oversees the website, holds special events and assists The Breeze editor

The Finance Committee also has two openings and ensures the Association's finances and budgets are secure and in compliance with state and federal laws. Having served on both committees, I found them interesting and challenging in finding out some of what goes on behind the scenes.

Another way to get involved is to run for the Board of Directors. In January, The Breeze contained the Candidate Interest Form and Disclosure Statement. Fill them out and submit the forms to the Front Desk by February 6 prior to 5 p.m.. This year we have three openings.

There are two other areas which might hold your interest The Neighborhood Watch and Patrol are always looking for volunteers. Contact information is in The Breeze. If you are just curious, committee meetings, except the Covenants Committee, are open to residents. Check The Breeze, website, e-blasts and calendar for times. If you have any questions as to where the committees meet, ask the Front Desk.

Let's stay healthy Explore The Breeze for snack-and-learns and lunchand-learns dealing with medical issues. Also, you can use the advertisers in The Breeze as a starting point for additional professional services.

Stay healthy, fit and involved in 2023.

Respectfully, Edward E Ernest

Sun City Aliante Board of Directors

editorial decisions or content. The members of the Sun City Aliante Board of Directors pictured (l-r) are Sonja Bankston-Cullen, Secretary; Mark Towers, Director; Nancy Prince, Treasurer; Warren Geller, President; Debbie Matthews, Director; Ed Ernest, Director; and Mark Smith, Vice President. Edward E Ernest


Come and meet the residents running for the Board of Directors at the Candidate Forum. This is a great opportunity to learn more a b o u t t h e c a n d i d a t e s r u n n i n g f o r t h i s important office. Saturday, March 11, 2023 10 a.m.
Sun City Aliante Community, Vista Room. A l i g h t l u n c h w i l l b e s e r v e d a f t e r t h e Candidate Forum. CANDIDATE FORUM



As we move into the new year, I wanted to share with you where we are in the annual Boa

of Di

ectors election process as well as provide updates on projects we are working on, have just completed, or are considering right now that are required by HOA rules and r e g u l a t i o n s o

the Board. During the Board of Directors and Finance Committee's Budget Workshop on April 26, members of the Board and Committee discuss the proposed budgets for the next Fiscal Year (Homeowners are encouraged to attend.)

Adoption of the Budget is done during the open session Board of Directors Meeting which begins at 12:30 p.m. on May 10. After that, the Budget and other necessary documents will be mailed out to homeowners for their information.

Revenue – We are working with the Finance Committee to review all of our CDs which are coming to maturity within the next couple months to determine the best financial tools we should use to reinvest our assets to yield the highest interest rates.

Disclosure Statements for the 2023

Board of Directors Election is Monday, February 6 at 5 p.m.

At this writing, we are still waiting for candidate submissions for the Board of Directors election. We have three vacant Board seats for the upcoming election. If four qualified Sun City Aliante residents complete and submit their forms for the three open seats on the Board by the deadline of February 6, we will have a Board election on May 10. If we do have an election, we will have a Candidate Forum in March.

If we receive the same number of Board Candidate Nomination Forms from qualified homeowners as there are open positions (three), there will be no need for the formal election process.

According to Nevada Revised Statues (NRS) 116, the law passed by the Nevada legislature which governs HOA communities, when you have as many Board Candidate Nomination Forms as open positions on the Board, all individuals will be duly elected by acclamation at the Board Meeting, following the annual meeting on May 10.

We will provide more information in the future on the status of the election. Many thanks to the Chair of the Election Committee, Larry Rothstein, and his team members for continuing to do a great job year after year. We all appreciate your dedication and important contributions.

Budget Process – Starting in February, we will begin the annual budget process for Fiscal Year 2023-24. The Board of Directors is responsible for overseeing the financial status and operation of the Association and its three money funds – Operating, Reserve, and Capitalization.

The Financial Advisory Committee assists the Board and provides recommendations. I prepare worksheets which are analyzed by the Finance Committee, and we look at trends in all the line items to determine the best course of action to recommend to the Board for the financial well-being of the community Many meetings between the Finance Committee and management over multiple months are required before adoption of the budgets by the Board.

In April, we make the necessary tweaks to the document and develop a presentation outlining the proposed budget, which is presented to

Architectural Review Committee (ARC) – We are now in the process of finalizing the revisions to the Design Guidelines prepared by the Architectural Review Committee (ARC).

The Architectural Review Committee (ARC) protects and enriches the quality of the physical environment in the community based on Sun City Aliante CC&Rs and Community Design Guidelines. The ARC reviews site and home exterior change requests to ensure they comply with the Covenants and Community Standards in terms of aesthetics and quality. This includes any change to a house or property that is visible to the public or surrounding neighbors, including, but not limited to: additions, exterior color changes, landscaping, fencing, hot tubs, and swimming pools.

To ensure guidelines are current, the committee periodically reviews all the categories to ensure that they meet current Nevada Statutes, federal laws, and the latest acceptable architectural styles that fit Sun City residents. Once the new guidelines are approved by the Board, they will be mailed to all homeowners.

Patrol and Maintenance Vehicles – We are looking at the replacement of both our Patrol and Maintenance vehicles. Based on their use, it is necessary to replace the Patrol's vehicle, which is used by Patrol volunteers to drive through the community to maintain a watchful presence. Also, our maintenance vehicle which is used by Maintenance and Administrative staff for the normal day-to-day operations managing the community

Insurance Policy Renewal – We are now in our annual process of obtaining quotes for the Association's insurance policy which will expire at the end of March.

Banquet Chairs – The Board has tasked the Property & Grounds Committee to work on options for the replacement of the banquet chairs used in the Sun City Aliante Community Center.

Wishing you good health and a Happy Valentine's Day!


The deadline for turning in
oard C a n d i d a t e N o m i n a t i o n F o r m s a n d
r w i l l e n h a n c e t h e community Board of Directors Election 2023 –

Sun City Aliante Nominated as Outstanding Large Association of the Year for 2022

Board President Warren Geller and General Manager Damian Carrasco Also Nominated



N o w i s Yo u r C h a n c e t o G e t Involved!

As a resident of Sun City Aliante, your voice and participation are important in making many decisions that affect you and your community

Now is your chance to run as a Candidate for the Board of Directors and get involved.

We are proud to announce that Sun City Aliante has been nominated by the Community Associations Institute (CAI) as the Southern Nevada Outstanding Large Association of the Year for 2022.

This is the fifth consecutive year that Sun City Aliante has been nominated for this prestigious award (considered the equivalent of the "CAI Oscar"). Most recently, Sun City was nominated and won the award for 2018, 2019, 2021. In 2020, we were again nominated for the award.

In addition, Warren Geller, President of the Sun City Aliante Board of Directors, and Damian Carrasco, General Manager of Sun City Aliante, have been nominated by CAI respectively as the Board Member of the Year and the Onsite Manager of the Year.

Congratulations to the Board of Directors and staff of team members for their dedication and hard work to enhance the experience of every resident.

We will find out if we win at the annual gala at Red Rock Hotel and Casino in March 2023.

This election process began in January 2023. A Candidate Interest Form and Disclosure Statement were included in the January issue of The Breeze for those candidates interested in running for a seat on the Board. You can also pick up the forms at the Front Desk.

By the time you read this article, you will have only a few days to “throw your hat in the ring” and turn in your Board Candidate Nomination Form! This year we have three openings on your Board of Directors, and the elected officers will serve two-year terms.

Please complete the nomination form and turn it into the Front Desk no later than 5 p.m. on Monday, February 6, 2023.

Ballots will be mailed to all homeowners in early April The election will take place at 7394 Aliante Parkway, North Las Vegas, NV 89084. The Annual Meeting of all members of the Sun City Aliante Community Association will be held at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, May 10, 2023, and then recessed to count the ballots.

The Annual Meeting will reconvene at 12:15 p.m. The results of the election will be announced at the regularly scheduled Board of Directors meeting directly after the conclusion of the Annual Meeting.

So, do not hesitate. This is your chance to contribute your views to our wonderful community and its residents.

New Sun City Aliante Residents


If you are a new resident or have moved to another home within the community, please contact Customer Service Coordinator Carol Garbarino to schedule a registration appointment. All new Sun City Aliante residents (homeowners and renters) are required to register with Carol Garbarino in the Customer Service Office at the Community Center. At the same time, you can obtain a Membership Card which is required to access all activities in the Community Center. You can contact Carol at 702-638-5023 or

Thank you in Advance - The Compliance and Customer Service Office

If you have any questions regarding this process or wish to assist with counting the ballots, please send an email to Larry Rothstein at


President's Day: The Sun City Aliante Association will recognize President's Day by closing the Administrative Offices on Monday, February 20. The Community Center will be open regular hours.


Dear Residents, Hello February

Although a short month it is filled with many celebrations…Healthy Hearts, Black History, P r e s i d e n t ' s D a y, Va l e n t i n e ' s D a y, A s h Wednesday, Super Bowl, to name a few

Heartfelt Thanks

Goes to everyone who makes Sun City Aliante such an amazing place! Residents, Board of Directors, Staff, Chartered Club/Special Interest Group Leaders and Participants, and Committee Volunteers. Sun City Aliante is a “Utopia of Splendor” and an outstanding place on earth to reside. Even the beautiful wildlife, sunrises, sunsets, and spectacular views are reminders that this is one of the most magnificent communities in Nevada.

Upcoming February


1 – Moulin Rouge – The Smith Center

3 – Skechers Shoes – Vista Room

10 – Movie: Black Adam – Vista Room

12 – Vegas Golden Knights Hockey – T-Mobile Arena

15 – Movie: The Woman King – Vista Room

28 – Lunch (Pizza Rock or Triple George) & Tour of the Smith Center

Upcoming March Events

3 – Inter Club Council Meeting – Vista Room

4 – MLB Big League Weekend – Las Vegas Ballpark

10 – Movie: Amsterdam – Vista Room

15 – Movie: Devotion – Vista Room

23 – Advertiser's Meet & Greet – Vista Room

Upcoming April


5 – Awakening – Wynn Resorts

8 – Alfie Boe – Westgate Resorts

18 – Allegiant Stadium Tour

28 – New Resident Welcome & Club and Special Interest Group Expo

28 – Free Shredding – Community Center Parking Lot

Upcoming May Events


– Arts & Crafts Show

10 – Rod Stewart – Caesars Colosseum

21 – Ballet ~ Wizard of Oz – The Smith Center

Movies Available to Check Out at Front Desk

For those of you who may have missed seeing one of our Box Office Movies, we have the movies at the Front Desk for you to check out and enjoy! As a courtesy to everyone, movies may be checked out for one week. A list of all movies (Blu-ray or DVD) is available at the Front Desk.

Say goodbye to winter and welcome Spring!

Hello Residents!

New residents – Welcome to Sun City Aliante.

I would like to take this opportunity to explain the m a n a g e m e n t s t r u c t u r e o f S u n C i t y A l i a n t e C o m m u n i t y A s s o c i a t i o n T h e B o a r d o f t h e Association is an executive board, defined in NRS 116.045, elected by the Members, to conduct the affairs of the Association. The Board consists of seven Directors.

FirstService Residential is a professional management company hired by HOA Boards to manage and operate HOA Communities. FirstService is the management agent for Sun City Aliante and the Aliante Master Association. The staff of both Associations are employed by FirstService; and as such, serve as the managing agents responsible for the management and operation of their respective Common Area facilities. Responsibilities i n c l u d e s t a ffi n g , fi s c a l m a n a g e m e n t , p h y s i c a l m a n a g e m e n t , administrative management and service to Residents and Guests.

Sun City Aliante is unique in that it is a private, age-restricted community catering to adults and senior citizens. The overall policy of this community in the use of the Common Area facilities is foremost and primarily for the use and enjoyment of its residents. Guests or Visitors are accommodated only when such accommodation does not infringe upon the convenience or right of enjoyment of residents. Furthermore, while every effort is made to provide comfortable use of the Association facilities by all residents, guests, and visitors, they will not be identical to those available in public accommodations.

Last year management conducted an age-verification survey of the community to make sure we meet the requirements by law for an agerestricted community. I know some residents feel the age-verification survey is inconvenient and redundant. However, this is a process that must be done; so that we, as an association, can continue to benefit from the Housing Older Person Act exemption.

As a reminder, residents who have guests who are under 19 years of age are only allowed to stay overnight in the dwelling unit for ninety (90) days per calendar year You can find this information in the CC&R, Article III, Section 3.5. Furthermore, residents are limited to have three (3) pets per dwelling unit. The composition of which may include dogs, cats, birds, or other pets as determined by the Board.

The Sun City Aliante Association will recognize President's Day on Monday, February 20 by closing the Administrative Offices The Community Center will be open regular hours from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.

If you have any questions or need any clarifications, please contact me at 702-638-5006 or at

Happy Valentine's Day!

Nelenie Hernandez Assistant Manager, Director of Standards & Compliance



Dear Residents,

Happy February 2023! This is a month of celebrations, including Black History Month, National Heart Month, Valentine's Day and President's Day

We commemorate February as Black History Month b y r e c o g n i z i n g t h e a c h i e v e m e n t s o f A f r i c a n Americans and their role in U.S. history. In the issue on page 35 we are highlighting the contributions of Rosa Parks, a woman who has been recognized by many as the “Mother of the Civil Rights Movement.” Parks is probably best known for being arrested for refusing to give up her bus seat to a white passenger You may be surprised to learn she received a final tribute when her body was brought to the rotunda of the U.S. Capitol when she died at age 92.

Our Resident Spotlight showcases resident Sarah Smith, president of the Sun City Aliante Pickleball Club. Find out about her recent accomplishments and the many firsts for Nevada that she achieved on page 34.

I invite all residents to bring me your ideas for future “Resident Spotlights” in The Breeze. We have so many outstanding residents with delightful stories to share. I look forward to hearing from you. My contact information is listed below.

February is also known as National Heart Month. In celebration of “Heart Month,” Centennial Hills hospital will host a Lunch 'n' Learn focusing on “Heart Disease and the Signs and Symptoms of a Heart Attack.” Don't miss this chance to learn how heart attacks can be treated and prevented. Lumina Las Vegas will host a Valentine's Day Lunch 'n' Learn seminar If you attend, you can expect some Valentine's Day surprises.

Another seminar offered to help you maintain a healthy lifestyle is, “You Don't Have To Live with Chronic Back Pain” with Mike Rantissi, a physical and occupational therapist.

What are you doing with your sweetheart on Valentine's Day? You do not have to spend a lot of money in an upscale restaurant. Why not consider making a romantic Valentine's Day dinner to enjoy by candlelight or watching a super-sweet Valentine's Day movie? Of course, don't forget to write a Valentine's Day card – aka the ultimate love letter – to tell your significant other how important he or she is to you. You can even include one the impressive Valentine's Day fun facts listed below in your card if your loved one is a trivia fan.

• About 1 billion Valentine's Day cards are exchanged each year.

• The heart is the most common symbol of romantic love and is associated with Valentine's Day

• A red rose is the favorite flower of Venus. For this reason the red rose is also a symbol of Valentine's Day.

• Worldwide 50 million roses are given for Valentine's Day each year

• More than 35 million hearts-shaped boxes of candy will be sold for Valentine's Day.

• Sixty (60) percent of America's roses are grown in the state of California.

• The average number of wedding proposals on Valentine's Day each year is 220,000

• At least 9 million people buy their pets a gift on Valentine's Day

If you have any questions or want to share information, please contact me at 702-429-1623 or email

Happy Valentine's Day!

Trish Williamson

Editor, The Breeze

Hello Sun City Residents,

Before sharing recent positive stories, I want to take a moment and remember Aliante residents Randall Ray and Tracy Sundberg and the recent t r a ffi c t r a g e d i e s t h a t h a v e o c c u r r e d i n o u r community. Our hearts go out to their family, friends and neighbors in coping with their losses. I also want to let everyone know that the City of North Las Vegas is committed to ensuring our streets and neighborhoods are safe. Our Police Department was recently awarded several traffic and pedestrian safety grants and will be strategically targeting impaired drivers, speeding enforcement, and pedestrian safety efforts.

North Las Vegas Police Officers recently participated in the 22nd Annual Shop with a Cop event. They took 45 children, including at-risk youth and those experiencing medical hardships, to Target in North Las Vegas to pick out toys, clothes and more! A big thank you to our amazing sponsors: Candlelighters, Positively Kids, Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation, ProCare Hospice and Clark County School District.Community,

Another festive event was the GI F a m i l y C h r i s t m a s project!Members of the Veterans Community Commission (VCC) asked individuals, organizations and local businesses to nominate v e t e r a n f a m i l i e s i n n e e d Volunteers shopped, and then we r e g r o u p e d a t t h e C i t y ' s n e w Ve t e r a n s a n d C o m m u n i t y Resource Center on Centennial P a r k w a y f o r a g i f t w r a p p i n g party! On Christmas Eve, we hopped on a bus (and with the help of the City of North Las Vegas Fire Department and the City of North Las Vegas Police Department), delivered all of the gifts and food to the military families! Thank you to everyone who came out to help, it was such a heartwarming time.

Speaking of our Fire Department, it was a privilege to watch the 202223 Fire Academy recruits take the stage to officially graduate and join our team in North Las Vegas! Sixteen recruits went through the 20week Fire Academy and finished as successful, functioning firefighters ready to keep our city safe. This graduation was extra special as these recruits are the stars of the North Las Vegas Fire Department online web series that aired nationally through the First Responder Network. I look forward to watching each of you thrive throughout your careers.

Lastly, we encourage you to be cautious, as it is the season when mail thieves strike! You can protect yourself and others from mailbox theft by following important mail protection practices that can be found at If you see a mail thief at work, or if you believe your mail was stolen, call the police immediately, then call Postal Inspectors at 877-876-2455.

Yours in service, Councilman Richard Cherchio Ward 4, North Las Vegas

Fire and Police volunteers outside of a GI Family's house on Christmas Eve after dropping off presents. Photos by 501 Studios/Levi Ellyson




Records show that in 2022, there were more car thefts in the nation than any other year. There are several reasons why. More cars are being parked on the streets and in driveways. There are two car manufacturers which are most wanted by car thieves, and they are the KIA and the Honda. Both are in high demand and worth a lot of money.

There are a few things you can do to help prevent your car from being stolen. Park your car in the garage, if at all possible. When you pull into the garage, lower the garage door before you get out of the car Be sure to take the car key with you. If you have to park in the driveway, pull the car in straight forward and turn the wheels hard right or as far as you can. Always lock your car, set the alarm and take all belongings out of the car If you park on the street, always turn your wheels hard right into the curb. Take all belongings out of the car as well as the garage door opener

Outdoor cameras and outside lights left on at night are deterrents to auto thefts.

For information regarding the Sun City Aliante Neighborhood Watch p r o g r a m , c o n t a c t o u r c o o r d i n a t o r , J i m B l o s s e y , a t or 775-530-5119.


Meets ever y other Friday, 8:30 a.m. Harlan Nelson at

CO M M U N I C AT I O N S CO M M I T T E E Meets third Friday, 10 a.m. Lynda Towers at


Meets four th Tuesday, 4:00 p.m. in the Conference Room

Mark Smith at


Larr y Rothstein at


Meets last Wednesday, 3:15 p.m. David Grossman at

L I F E S T YL E CO M M I T T E E Meets third Wednesday, 10 a.m. Sharon Grossman at


Meets third Monday, 2 p.m. Phil Zanello at


Meets third Thursday, 1 p.m. Wayne Edger ton at


During the last few months there has been a marked decrease in burglaries and thefts within the Sun City community. Although no one specific reason can be attributed to the decrease, a couple of factors have come to light One reason is an increase in NLVPD patrol and s u r v e i l l a n c e w i t h i n t h e c o m m u n i t y. A n o t h e r f a c t o r i s i n c r e a s e d awareness by residents in calling in suspicious persons and vehicles. There has been an increase in calls to patrol and Securitas about suspicious incidents. Thank you for your vigilance and continue to notify patrol, Securitas or the North Las Vegas Police Department about anything that just doesn't look right.

Our residents have a lifetime of seeing normal everyday things and are very aware when something does not look right. The police department encourages us to call about suspicious incidents because if no one calls then the police cannot investigate. Remember, the police have a huge data base that they can check to see if a suspicious person, vehicle or incident has been previously reported. Keep up the good work on your observation skills.

For information regarding the Sun City Aliante Patrol, contact the Patrol Chairman Phil Zanello at or 702-460-9582.

The Patrol Committee and Property & Grounds Committee have one opening for a homeowner on their respective committees.

Here is a brief description of Committee responsibilities: Lifestyle - Oversees the Chartered Clubs and Special Interest Groups. Patrol - Oversees the Patrol and observes and reports events/activities affecting homeowners. Property & Grounds - Oversees the upkeep and maintenance of the Common Areas.

All Committee positions are voluntary We encourage you to consider becoming more actively involved in your community by joining one of the Sun City Aliante committees listed above.

The first step is to pick up a "Sun City Aliante Committee Interest Application" form at the Front Desk or in the Customer Service Office. You can also print a form off the website at On the website at the top of the Home Page, you will find the heading "Documents." Click on the arrow and select "Commonly Used Forms." Then select "Committee Interest Application." Please fill out the form and return it to the Front Desk.

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Monday, Februar y 6, 11 a.m.

At least 80 percent of Americans will experience back pain at least once in their life. However, many people suffer needlessly without knowing they can get relief and where to seek help.

Join Dr Mike Rantassi, Jr PT, DPT, MOT, MTC, physical and occupational therapist and owner of Advanced Manual Therapy Institute, to learn how back pain affects thousands of people. He will talk specifically about chronic back pain that persists indefinitely, but escapes diagnosis. What makes this unexplained pain last for years, and what is the best way to treat it? Please register at the Front Desk by February 4.


Tuesday, Februar y 14, 11 a.m.

Lumina Las Vegas is an extraordinary memory care community offering a groundbreaking approach to Alzheimer's and dementia care. First-class services, exemplary dining, luxurious accommodations, state-of-the-art technology, and specific attention to the different stages of dementia make this community an outstanding choice. The result is an exciting new level of excellence in medical care and programming.

What differentiates Lumina Las Vegas is a groundbreaking holistic approach to memory care, connecting medical expertise with day-to-day living as never seen before. Evidence-based therapies focusing on abilities, not inabilities. Meeting each person in their world, not asking them to conform to our schedule Superb staff Beautiful apartments with kitchenettes. Unique outdoor spaces, a fireplace, coffee station, and cozy nooks where families look forward to spending time with loved ones. Please register at the Front Desk by February 11.



Thursday Februar y 9, 11 a.m.

Financial Advisor Greg Adams, Ameriprise Financial Services, LLC, invites you to an informative seminar focusing on a Markets Update.

Join Greg for lunch on February 9 when he will outline the following:

· Factors that may contribute to market volatility

· Strategies to help weather market uncertainty

· Signposts to look for that show we are regaining market stability

Please register at the Front Desk by February 7.


Monday, Februar y 13, 11 a.m.

Are you interested in maximizing your home security? Are you concerned about protecting your family and home from intruders? Are you looking for peace of mind when you go away for vacation?

Join Cory Ayers of Security Plus on February 13 and learn about his security products that provide that extra layer of protection to safeguard your property from would be home invaders.

Security Plus offers a full range of security door and windows, including fire escape windows, French window screens, casement window screens as well as modern single entry doors, single sliding doors, French doors and pool and patio enclosures. Their goal is to offer quality products that make communities safer Please register at the Front Desk by February 11.

Wednesday, Februar y 15, 11 a.m.

Come join us and learn how to Protect your retirement. This Lunch and Learn is all about learning how to PROTECT what you have so you can Sleep Well At Night and NOT worry again.

Please join Todd and Julie Bauman, Founders of Bauman Advisory Group, LLC and learn the do's and don'ts for retirement. This Educational workshop will provide you the necessary tools to make sure you are on the Right Track for retirement.

They will answer your critical questions, such as:

• 2023 Tax Updates: What Changes Can You Expect in the New Year?

• The Best Investments for Retirees in the Next Six Months

• The Shocking Truth's About Living Trusts Revealed!

• The Right Time to Draw Social Security.

Please register at the Front Desk by February 13.


Thursday, Februar y 16, 11 a.m.

Are you concerned about balance, dizziness, vertigo, tinnitus or inner ear problems? Do you want to be proactive and maintain a high quality of life? Join Dr Devin Luzod owner of Spinal Care of Nevada and author of the book "Live to 100...and Want to!" for tips on improving balance, coordination and inner ear problems.

Dr Devin will share secrets from the past 20-year of working with a wide range of patients with problems such as spinal issues, balance and coordination control, inner ear, vertigo, meniere's disease, tinnitus and more. Learn stretches, exercises, better posture, nutrition, self-care and more...all from a natural perspective. Q&A to follow. Please register at the Front Desk by February 14.



Thursday, Februar y 16, 10 a.m.

Tom Hegan, the author of "Don't Worry, Retire Happy!" says, “You must have a plan for Long-Term Care." It is one of the greatest risks seniors face during their retirement years.

Join Ron Walton, a retired Healthcare Administrator who has provided care for thousands of seniors during his 35 years, running Skilled Nursing, Rehab and Assisted Living Facilities.

He will share his first-hand experience of the financial and health risks of not having a plan. He will also discuss the many options currently available for access to the extended care you desire and at prices you can afford.

Do not limit your options by not having a plan. No one believes they will need Long-Term Care (LTC) in the future but 52 percent of people over 65 will need some type of LTC services in their lifetime. The risk for women is even higher at 58 percent. The current cost for LTC in Las Vegas is between $3,800 to $11,165 a month. It you fail to plan; you plan to fail. Please register at the Front Desk by February 14.



Februar y 17, 11 a.m.

Life is unpredictable; it is vital to have the proper legal documents in place prior to unforeseen events. Often people think an estate plan is only for rich people! This is not true. Anyone who owns a home, condominium, or mobile estate needs a trust.

At TrustMasters we have simplified the process of preparing an estate plan and trust, saving you time and money Unlike other expensive estate planning law firms or trust attorneys that charge by the hour, our firm offers affordable flat-fee pricing for trust packages.

Attend this free event and learn:

• Why Nevada Trusts are ranked #1 out of 50 States!

• Why having just a Will, sends your family to Probate Court!

• Why you need a Trust if you own a home!

• Medicaid Estate Recovery (MER) what every family needs to know!

• Protect your home from lawsuits & creditors for only $136!

• POA's, Trust Certifications, Final Dispositions, & more…

• How to get a senior seminar discount of $400-$700!

• Informative & entertaining program with free gifts and prizes!

Please register at the Front Desk by February 15.


Monday, Februar y 20, 11 a.m.

Are you looking for ways to cool off and brighten your home? Would you like to reduce your power bill? Join Sun Cat Skylights on February 20 to learn about energy efficient solutions for your home.

Glenn Georgens, the owner of Sun Cat Skylights with over 29 years of experience in the field, will host this event. His 25-year-old company offers unique Solatubes which add daylight and beauty to your home. They also provide a number of ways to cool off your garage, some using solar power

Natural light provides health benefits besides saving money on electricity. It also beautifies the home. Come and find out how these innovative solutions can make your home look better, feel better and reduce your power bill. Please register at the Front Desk by February 17.


Wednesday, Februar y 22, 11 a.m.

Some people find making changes to be an uncomfortable process, but status quo doesn't always lead to the best outcomes. When environments change, things that worked well previously may not work as well and options that weren't as attractive may now be more attractive.

The presentation will include the following topics:

• What do financial markets look like after the largest percent change in interest rates in the shortest amount of time?

• What options look less attractive?

• What options look more attractive?

• What options appear to have increased uncertainty when used to achieve a specific goal?

• What options can add more certainty for you to achieve your goals?

Hope is not a good plan! Attend this presentation if you believe it is important to have your $ working optimally for you. Presented by Adam Goodman RICP®, WMCP®, LACP® of Goodman Lifetime Wealth Strategies, a Retirement Planning & Investment Advisory firm. Lunch will be served following the presentation.

Please register at the Front Desk by February 20.

Investment advisory services offered through Brookstone Capital Management, LLC (BCM), a registered investment advisor BCM and Goodman Lifetime Wealth Strategies are independent of each other



Monday, Februar y 27, 10 a.m.

There are lots of reasons to research your family history. It's just plain fun! You can become your own Sherlock Holmes or Agatha Christie, following those bread crumb clues until you get the whole story

Join Mark Waite, director of the Las Vegas Family Search Center on February 27 to begin your research. His non-profit group facilitates and shares information and offers free software, scanning and digital services for family records, photos, tapes and etc. and free personal assistance from his staff. continued on next page


Are You Interested Exploring Your Genealogy? continued from previous page

You know those stories your Grandfather or Great Aunt told about one of your ancestors. With some research and a little genealogy digging, you can prove or disprove those stories. You can learn about the medical history of your family line and be a little more aware of your own history

Genealogists frequently find cousins they never knew they had. How cool is that? You may find you have an ancestor who was a noted leader or a scallywag. The fun is in the research and finding some amusing stories. Please register at Front Desk by February 25.


Tuesday, Februar y 28, 11 a.m.

February is Heart Month. It is a good time to get smart about your heart.

Join Josie Covel, Neuro Cardiac Program Coordinator for Centennial Hills Hospital, on February 28 for an informative presentation. She will discuss heart disease, the signs, and symptoms of a heart attack and what you can do to help keep your heart healthy.

A heart attack happens in an instant. It can affect anyone, at any time, and at any age. You can save your life by understanding heart disease and heart attacks, knowing what to look for and what the road to recovery entails. The good news is that heart attacks can be treated and prevented. Please register at the Front Desk by February 26.


Thursday, March 2, 11 a.m.

Join Cory Carstens, Reverse Mortgage Specialist, to learn how a reverse mortgage could benefit you to have a more secure retirement.

• Eliminate your mortgage payment

• Get additional tax-free cash

• Secure home equity against future declines

• Create a growing reverse mortgage line of credit with compounding interest working for you

• Create more options for financial flexibility during retirement

• Insurance protects a reverse mortgage line of credit from ever being reduced or closed

Don't miss the opportunity to get the facts from an expert. Lunch will be served after the presentation. Please register at the Front Desk by February 28.

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Sun City Aliante Group Smith Center Tour Lunch before at Triple George (lunch on your own) $25 (includes tour, transporation, driver gratuity) Tuesday, February 28, 2023 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. Bus departs SCAL at 11:30 a.m. Please check in 30 minutes prior to departure. ENTERTAINMENT


Bring Out "The Artist in YOU"

March 1, 2023, 6 - 8 p.m., Vista Room Sponsored by the Veterans Auxiliary Cost: $35 J o i n t h e m e m b e r s o f t h e Ve t e r a n s A u x i l i a r y f o r a n e v e n i n g o f p a i n t i n g a n d e n j o y m e n t w i t h D r Vi v i a n Fully on Wednesday, March 1 from 6 -8 p.m.

Even if you thought you could never be an artist, you may be s u r p r i s e d ! J u s t a l i t t l e c o a c h i n g f r o m Vi v i a n w i l l bring out the artist in you… and the fee with be donated to helping veterans.

The cost includes all your supplies and beverages. Plus you will take home your painting, a bottle of sparkling cider and a gift.

Vivian Fully is an accomplished teacher and counselor, but her real passion is art. “I really enjoy teaching art. I like to see people having a feeling of satisfaction, a sense of accomplishment when they create something,” Vivian confessed.

She particularly enjoys working with watercolors and teaching others to find the artist in themselves. “I love to teach people how to work with water and color and how to blend colors together,” Vivian said. “I make it easy for people to learn the art. Even if a person has no experience, I help them create something they are proud to call their own.

H e r p a s s i o n f o r a r t began when she took h e r fi r s t a r t c l a s s a t S a n t a M a r i a J u n i o r C o l l e g e , a n d a f t e r w a r d s , s h e w o n first place at a Lompoc, California Art Gallery. She went on to earn a BFA degree in Art and D e s i g n w i t h a c o n c e n t r a t i o n i n p a i n t i n g f r o m t h e U n i v e r s i t y o f Te x a s , S a n A n t o n i o . I n addition, she acquired degrees in Science, a Master's in Education and an Educational Counseling Degree. Julie Tomlin, seated, is pictured with Art Instructor Vivian Fully.

After she moved to Las Vegas, she earned a Doctorate in Education and taught science, art and art therapy at several different high schools in the Las Vegas area and her last teaching job was Science Chair for Adult Education.


The Sun City Aliante Spring Arts & Crafts Show will be held on Saturday, May 6, 2023 in the Sun City Aliante Community Center.

We are excited to announce registration for the Spring 2023 Arts & Crafts Show and look forward to many residents joining in to take advantage of this unique opportunity

If you wish to participate in the show as an exhibitor, registration for the event begins on Saturday, March 11, for Sun City residents only from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. at Sun City Aliante Community Center. Registration for non-residents will be held from Noon – 2 p.m. You or your representative must come in person to acquire a space at this event. Payments made by check, cash, money orders and credit or debit cards will be accepted Please make checks payable to Sun City Aliante with a memo Arts & Crafts Show 2023.

The Fee is $25 for residents and $50 for non-residents per table. The Fee for an additional table is $20 for residents and $45 for nonresidents. Once your application is accepted, NO REFUNDS will be made.

All attempts will be made to balance the number of entries per category as well as screening for handcrafted items. The emphasis is on handcrafted items; therefore, we will not accept any multi-level marketing products (MLM) in the show such as, Avon, Mary Kay, Arbonne, etc. In order to avoid the duplication of items, Sun City Aliante reserves the right to limit the number of exhibitors in each category.

The Lifestyle Department will assign tables on a first-come, firstserved basis. Table preferences will be assigned to Sun City Aliante residents first. Every attempt will be made to accommodate your table preferences.

We look forward to many residents participating in the show If you have any questions, please contact Elaine Goddard or Lori Daniels at 702-638-5000.

Julie Tomlin, seated, is pictured with Art Instructor Vivian Fully


Saturday, February 11, 4-6 p.m. - Veteran's Memorial

The Veterans Club of Sun City Aliante is proud to present a Flag Retirement Ceremony on Saturday, February 11, 2023 from 4 to 6 p.m. in front of the Veteran's Monument at the Community Center. Taps will be played by a bugler from TAAPS and Andrew Fusco, the bagpiper, will play Amazing Grace.

There is a long tradition and rich history associated with this service and ceremony The Veterans invite all Sun City Aliante residents to join them for the solemn occasion. Please read below for more information about the ceremony

The Boy Scouts of America Handbook says, “A national flag that is worn beyond repair may be burned in a fire. The ceremony should be conducted with dignity and respect and the flag burned completely to ashes.” Here are the guidelines of conducting the Retirement Service and Ceremony

1. Assemble around the fire. The leader calls the group to attention.

2. The color guard comes forward and places the flag on the fire.

3. All briskly salute.

4. After the salute, but while still at attention, the leader should conduct a respectful memorial service as the flag burns. This process is repeated if there is more than one flag to be retired.

5. When the flag is basically consumed, those assembled, except for the leader and the color guard, should be dismissed single file and depart in silence.

6. Let the fires burn until after the audience has left. Then it may be extinguished. Remove any unburned pieces of wood. Scatter the ashes in an appropriate place, either near the retirement ceremony area or transport them to a more appropriate place. The ashes may also be buried.

The following words are read as the ashes are distributed:

These ashes have been carried by American Scouts round the world and have come from campfires reportedly beginning at Brownsea Island, England in 1907 (Baden Powell's first scout camp). Many have contributed ashes, which have been mixed, burned and carried to other areas. Though the direct link to Brownsea Island has been lost, the genealogy of your ashes dates to 1933 and has found its way through many countries around the world.

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Designed to Improve Your Golf, Tennis or Pickleball Game

After a brief hiatus, the biweekly Strength Training for Sports Class, conducted by Suzy and Russ Campbell, resumes on January 3, 2023. This class, held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11:15 a.m., is ideal for anyone who wants to improve their golf, tennis or pickleball game. Whether you play o c c a s i o n a l l y, r e g u l a r l y o r l i k e t o compete, enjoy your sport more by

hitting the ball harder, moving better, healing old injuries and avoiding new ones. (A Fitness Class Fee applies.)

T h e j o y o f p l a y i n g c a n t u r n t o exhaustion as the match progresses That feeling of tiredness undermines performance and rapidly increases the r i s k o f i n j u r y B u i l d i n g m u s c u l a r endurance can delay fatigue.


Each 50-minute sport conditioning class is targeted toward residents who enjoy tennis, golf or pickleball. It is open to everyone but will focus on e x e r c i s e s t o e n h a n c e s p o r t p e r f o r m a n c e a n d , e s p e c i a l l y, t o minimize injuries typical of these sports.

The 50-minute classes will begin with a dynamic warmup to prepare for the rest of the workout. The next portion of the workout will include power and strength training exercises typically using body weight only or light weights (most are in the storage closet).

The next portion will be exercises that focus on injury prevention (ankle, knee, hip, lower back, wrist and shoulders). The power/strength exercises will be alternated with the injury prevention exercises.

Finally static stretching will be used to cool down and enhance flexibilityagain for improving performance and minimizing injuries from playing sports as well as an emphasis on preventing injury The classes are intended to be fun!

A Personal Trainer is a Great Investment

Why should you hire a Personal Trainer? They are worth every penny you will pay, and here is why! You learn how to exercise correctly. You get support the first few weeks when you need it the most. They won't put up with your excuses. You will see results faster You have an appointment, so you will have more incentive to show up. You are PAYING for it, so you want to work harder to get your money's worth. They push you. They challenge you to do “crazy” things that benefit you. They make it fun. They force you to improve. Have you hired a personal trainer? Why not? We now have two personal trainers, Suzy and Russ C a m p b e l l , w h o a r e b r i n g i n g b a c k t h e i r S p o r t s Conditioning Class to Sun City Aliante in January. Please register for their class at the Front Desk.

Suzy Campbell

Suzy Campbell is a Personal Trainer for several residents at Sun City Aliante. She specializes in corrective exercise for active aging adults and help clients take “baby steps” to success. She has a B. Ed.

From McGill University in Montreal & M. Ed. From York University in Toronto. In addition, Suzy is a certified AFAA (Athletics & Fitness Association of America) Group Fitness Instructor who frequently substitute teaches for other instructors at Sun City Aliante including, Aqua, Zumba, Strength & Stretch, and Floor & More Classes.

Russ Campbell

Russ Campbell is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Coach & a Level 2 USA Weightlifting Coach. He was an All-Star collegiate athlete and has qualified for theWorld Masters in multiple sports. He has competed against and trained with numerous Olympic and professional athletes. In recent years, he has provided sports conditioning coaching to tennis and golf athletes and professional in other sports. His focus for athletes is improving performance and avoiding/recovering from injuries. He believes that with proper conditioning, everyone can continue to find enjoyment in their chosen sport indefinitely.

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C o n g r a t u l a t i o n s t o S u n C i t y A l i a n t e resident, Sarah Smith! After countless hours s tudying and applying rules in r e c r e a t i o n a l g a m e s , a n d s a n c t i o n e d tournaments, including games played by professional athletes, on December 17 S a r a h r e c e i v e d t h e h i g h e s t l e v e l o f credentials for officiating offered by the U S A P i c k l e b a l l g o v e r n i n g b o d y"Certified Referee."

As a new member of USA Pickleball Officiating, Sarah has achieved several firsts for Nevada: first African American, fi r s t A f r i c a n A m e r i c a n w o m a n , fi r s t resident of North Las Vegas, and first SCAL resident. She is only the state's fourth Certified Referee. The other three a r e r e s i d e n t s o f S u n C i t y A n t h e m i n Henderson, NV Before becoming fully certified, Sarah also became a Credentialed Referee Trainer for the Mountain Region, which includes Nevada and Utah. That title has also now been changed to "Certified Referee Trainer."

Sarah began her official journey in February 2020 with a group of eight other pickleball players, under the guidance of Certified R e f e r e e R a n d i L e v e n b a u m T h e o r i g i n a l t i m e l i n e w a s interrupted by the COVID shutdown, but Sarah persevered, receiving each lower level credential and finally was able to demonstrate her knowledge and expertise at the 2022 Legacy Classic Pickleball Tournament in Mesa, AZ. Over the past two years, she refereed more than 400 matches for amateur and professional pickleball players in Arizona, California, Utah and Nevada.

She became interested in refereeing when she realized that some referees, responsible for officiating matches where she was competing, were not proficient in how to correctly administer the rules of the game. "At a tournament in 2018, I helped a referee correct three errors that could have caused me and my partner to lose a gold medal match. I volunteered to referee at the very next tournament and I haven't stopped," said Sarah.

According to the USA Pickleball website, in 2015, their membership, which was comprised mostly of seniors, passed the 10,000 mark for the first time and the number of courts was expected to exceed 12,000. Fast forward to 2021 -- membership exploded, as people of all ages sought pickleball as a way to get outdoors after having been shut-in by COVID-19 restrictions. As a result, membership increased by 43% from the previous year. In response to the question, "What's next?" the newly reelected, President of the SCAL Pickleball Club, said: "I'm very excited about the growth of our sport. It means I'll have more opportunities to play, referee, educate and meet other likeminded pickleball players and fans. I'll also continue to teach players and mentor trainees, referee in local tournaments, travel

across the US, into Canada and Mexico and eventually to other countries. I also l o o k f o r w a r d t o t e a c h i n g m y granddaughter how to play and, of course, continue to grow pickleball at Sun City Aliante."

After retiring in 2005, Sarah and her husband, Joseph, moved to Sun City A l i a n t e i n 2 0 0 6 . B e s i d e s p l a y i n g pickleball, Sarah is one of our dedicated fi t n e s s i n s t r u c t o r s w h o c r e a t e d a n d instructs two classes specifically designed for our community. The "Floor & More" class is on Monday mornings at 9 a.m. and "Stretch, Strength and Balance" (does not require you to get on the floor) is on Tuesdays at 10 a.m.

Please look in the Chartered Club Section of this issue of The Breeze for details about learning to play pickleball.


Free pick leball lessons are offered on Mondays at noon and Wednesdays at 1 p.m. Please register at the Front Desk Paddles and balls are available for your use.

There will also be open play for all players during these times. Come out, learn how to increase your sk ills through guided practice, or invite your friends and come enjoy the fun!

Contact Sarah Smith if you have questions. (702-635-4629)




Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing the role of blacks in U.S. history. Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month. In celebration of Black History Month, we will highlight Rosa Parks, one of the icons in the Civil Rights Movement.


Parks was not the first African American woman to be arrested for re f u s i n g t o y i e l d h e r s e a t o n a M o n t g o m e r y b u s . N i n e m o n t h s before Parks was jailed, 15-year-old C l a u d e t t e C o l v i n w a s t h e fi r s t Montgomery bus passenger to be arrested for refusing to give up her seat for a white passenger (Parks was involved in raising defense funds for C o l v i n . ) T h r e e o t h e r A f r i c a n American women-Aurelia Browder, M a r y L o u i s e S m i t h a n d S u s i e McDonald-also ran afoul of the bus segregation law prior to Parks. The four were plaintiffs in the Browder v G a y l e c a s e t h a t r e s u l t e d i n t h e S u p r e m e C o u r t r u l i n g b u s segregation unconstitutional.

Before the Montgomery Bus Incident, Rosa Parks Was a Sexual Assault Investigator - Revered as a civil rights icon, Rosa Parks is best known for sparking the 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott, but her activism in the Black community predates that day She joined the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in 1943, 12 years before that fateful commute. In her first years in the organization, she worked specifically on criminal justice and its application in Alabama communities. One part of this was protecting Black men from false accusations and lynchings; the other was ensuring that Black people who had been sexually assaulted by white people could get their day in court. This particular issue was close to Parks' heart as in 1931 a white male neighbor had attempted to assault her.

Parks had a prior encounter with James Blake, the bus driver who demanded she vacate her seat. In 1943, Blake had ejected Parks from his bus after she refused to re-enter the vehicle through the back door after paying her fare at the front. “I never wanted to be on that man's bus again,” she wrote in her autobiography. “After that, I made a point of looking at who was driving the bus before I got on. I didn't want any more run-ins with that mean one.” After the written order from the Supreme Court outlawing bus segregation arrived and the Montgomery Bus Boycott ended on December 21, 1956, one of the newly integrated buses that Parks boarded to pose for press photographs happened to be driven by Blake.

Her act of civil disobedience was not pre-meditated. Although Parks knew that the NAACP was looking for a lead plaintiff in a case to test the constitutionality of the Jim Crow law, she did not set out to be arrested on bus 2857. Parks wrote in her autobiography that she was so preoccupied that day that she failed to notice that Blake was driving the bus. “If I had been paying attention,” she wrote, “I wouldn't even have gotten on that bus.”

Parks was not sitting in a whites-only section Parks was sitting in the front row of a middle section of the bus open to African Americans if seats were vacant. After the “whites-only” section filled on subsequent stops and a white man was left standing, the driver demanded that Parks and three others in the row leave their seats. While the other three eventually moved, Parks did not.

Parks did not refuse to leave her seat because her feet were tired. In her autobiography, Parks debunked the myth that she refused to vacate her seat because she was tired after a long day at work. “I was not tired physically,” she wrote, “or no more tired than I usually was at the end of a working day I was not old, although some people have an image of me as being old then. I was forty-two. No, the only tired I was, was tired of giving in.”

Weeks after her arrest, Parks was jailed a second time for her role in the boycott. Parks was on the executive board of directors of the group organizing the Montgomery Bus Boycott, and she worked for a short time as a dispatcher, arranging carpool rides for boycotters. On February 21, 1956, a grand jury handed down indictments against Parks and dozens of others for violating a state law against organized boycotting. She and 114 others were arrested, and The New York Times ran a front-page photograph of Parks being fingerprinted by police.

Parks was forced to move from Montgomery soon after the boycott. Weeks after her arrest, Parks lost her department store job, although she was told by the personnel officer that it was not because of the boycott. Her husband quit his job after being told that there could be no discussion of the boycott or his wife in the workplace. Throughout the boycott and beyond, Parks received threatening phone calls and death threats. In 1957 she, along with her husband and mother, moved to Detroit, where she eventually worked as an administrative aide for Congressman John Conyers, Jr., and lived the rest of her life.

Parks was the first woman to lie in honor at the U.S. Capitol. After Parks died at age 92 on October 24, 2005, she received a final tribute when her body was brought to the rotunda of the U.S. Capitol. More than 30,000 people filed past her coffin to pay their respects. IN 1999, the US Congress awarded her its highest honor, the Congressional Gold Medal.

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In Montgomery, Alabama on December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks is jailed for refusing to give up her seat on a public bus to a white man, a violation of the city's racial segregation laws. (Photo from the National Archives.) Rosa Parks, 1965. Record of the US Information Agency, National Archives.
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The Forget-Me-Knots had a f u n h o l i d a y s e a s o n . T h e y enjoyed a delicious holiday potluck in December Some of the home made dishes were amazing. Everybody really had a great time eating and just talking.

They also had a lot of fun making a Club Gingerbread House A group of us got together a couple of days to d e c o r a t e t h e G i n g e r b r e a d House in a way that reflects on what they do in our club.

Aliante Classy Chefs held last month's meeting on Tuesday, January 10. The table was decorated with a Chinese New Year theme by Cathy Pierce and helpers. Nancy Hoiberg made Orange Chicken, Diane Lazarus contributed the rice, Bill James made Egg Foo Yung, Sylvia Ross cooked Broccoli Beef, Florina Arcenas brought Egg Rolls (Demo), and Eloise Turner brought a Lemon Bundt cake.

The club usually meets the first Tuesday of the month. The February meeting of Classy Chefs will be held Tuesday, February 7 at 9:30 a.m. in the Vista Room. February's meal will highlight Valentine's Day! A heart shaped meatloaf and chocolate dipped strawberries are some of the meal goodies planned. For club information, call Sylvia Ross at (714)3134046 or email at


The Book Club selection for February is Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo. Join us for a discussion at the Community Center at 6:45 p.m. on Thursday, February 16, 2023. For a list of upcoming b o o k s e l e c t i o n s , p l e a s e v i s i t t h e i r w e b s i t e a t For more information, please contact Jeannette Smith at 702-649-2468.


Happy Valentine's Day! The Ceramics Club meets on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. - noon. They have a great time being creative and being with their neighbors who have become their friends. Come and check them out. They would love to see your smiling face. No experience is needed. Instructors are also available to answer any questions you may have. They also offer several beautiful items for sale. For more information, please contract President Marla Chaffin at 503-975-5249 or Vice President Lynne Hartig at 702-855-5011

T h e F o r g e t - M e - K n o t s d o k n i t t i n g , c r o c h e t i n g , n e e d l e w o r k , a n d j e w e l r y m a k i n g T h e l a d i e s a r e willing to teach anyone who would like to learn to knit or crochet.

They have most the supplies you will need to get started. The Forget-MeKnots meet every Monday from 1 to 4 p.m. For more information, contact Collette Stickney at 702- 373-2163 or Mady Shapiro at 702 399-5347. COME JOIN THEM, IT IS A LOT OF FUN.


With the continued growth in the sport of pickleball, the SCAL Pickleball Club is offering lessons. Whether you're an experienced player wanting to improve your skills or if you have never picked up a paddle (not a racquet) this is a good time to come see why pickleball is considered “A big dill!”

Beginner classes are held Monday and Wednesday afternoons and will continue indefinitely, based on participation. These free lessons are open to all Sun City Aliante residents and registered guests. This means you can invite your non-resident friend or family member to attend with you. However, there are some restrictions.

Besides basic introductory skills, you will be taught strategies and techniques to improve your game. You can learn how to play “mini and skinny singles” which allow you to increase your overall skills, and you will learn how to use rally scoring. Rally scoring is the point system you'll see used by professional players in Major League Pickleball (MLP) matches.

Club members are also encouraged to come out to play, take advantage of the warmer temperatures and meet other pickleball players. Rid yourself of coats, scarves and gloves, get your paddle and invite a friend. Our courts are usually empty every afternoon, so come join the fun and share the love of our sport. (Still the fastest growing sport in the USA – and unofficially, THE ENTIRE WORLD!!!)

No sign up is necessary but please contact Sarah Smith, Club President (702-635-4629) to indicate your interest in participating and get details regarding the specific requirements for guests to participate. The Club has paddles for players to use until you purchase your own.

Ceramic Clubs members (l-r) Jill Ernest, Holly Claghorn and Lynne Hartig are shown working on projects.


appreciation and gratitude for the tremendous outpouring of support from the community for our 2022 Season of Giving which wrapped up on December 14, 2022. They also had over 300 knitted hats donated again this

The Sun City Aliante Songsters performed their “Joyful Night” concert” on Friday, December 9, and Saturday, December 10, 2022, in the Vista Room. Both evenings were a huge success. Under the direction of Holly Strasser, they sang a variety of holiday songs, including “Winter Wonderland,” “Wonderful Christmas Time,” and the “The Twelve Days of Christmas” with help from the audience singing, “A Joyful Night,” “We Need a Little Love,” “A Marshmallow World,” “Hanukkah is Here,” “Like It's Christmas,” and additional holiday songs, accompanied by Jane Mehta and/or Sandra Carnes on the piano, The audience participated in singing to the final song of “Silent Night” in candlelight.

The Aliante Treble Makers (ATMs – a cappella group of five Songster members) performed two songs, including “Sing a Glad Noel” and “Angels Among Us.” Just4, a quartet a cappella group of four Songsters, performed two songs, “Mary, Did You Know?” and “That's Christmas to Me.”

Pianists Jane Mehta and Sandra Carnes showcased their musical talents by performing “Sleigh Ride” with four hands on one piano.

year to their drive by the Glad Hatters of Lamb of God Lutheran Church as well as hats and scarfs by a resident, Judy Marr; lap blankets donated by member, Toni Stuart; and toys donated by member Sheila Brody and resident Arlene Harris. Thank you to all these wonderful people for their additions to our drive.

The final totals are in and here is the breakdown of our community's generosity:

SAFE House was presented with $750 in gift cards as well as gifts for Christmas Wish List for 47 residents and children. They were also presented with hats as well as all the toys mentioned above.

Project 150 was presented with a grand total of $1,620 in checks presented to them in November for Thanksgiving and December for Christmas. They were also given a portion of the hats that were donated. Serving our Kids was presented with a total of $1,675 in checks for their food program.

Street Teens was presented with a total of $1,450 in money order and gift cards along with all the hats, socks, underwear, toiletries and other items collected for them.

The total collected for the drive was $5,495.00 plus all the hats, toys and gifts for SAFE House, Street Teens and Project 150.

SAFE House was overwhelmed with the volume of gifts they presented to them. Members were able to deliver everything else that was donated to Project 150, Serving Our Kids and Street Teens, and in all cases, everyone w

The Songsters put in many hours of practice, and it takes a joint effort to put a concert together From music selection by Director Holly Strasser, Jane Mehta and Sandra Carnes learning all the piano accompaniments; and Rod Stark getting all the drumbeats timed; other band members, Tim Strasser, Keven Smith and Jim Olsen; room decoration; and sound set up, tickets, etc. The Songsters would like to thank everyone involved for their hard work in making the “Joyful Night” concerts such a huge success! The Vista room was packed with a full house both nights thanks to the wonderful audiences whom the Songsters love and appreciate their devotion and support.

The Songsters donated $500 to the Del Sol Academy of Performing Arts concert choir Under the direction of Jordan Mydagame, the choir was invited to perform at Carnegie Hall. Best of luck to the concert choir and Jordan.

The Songsters are busy practicing for their upcoming Spring Concert and are always looking for new members. If you are interested in joining the Songsters, please call or text Director Lorraine Zanello at (702) 460-9583 or Save the date and mark your calendars now for the Songsters Spring Concert on Friday, April 21 and Saturday, April 22, 2023.


To help celebrate the holiday season, the Table Tennis Club held a potluck brunch. After playing ping pong for an hour, guests arrived and the buffet was served. They enjoyed the social time and fellowship. The food was also delicious. They encourage anyone interested to join them for play and camaraderie from 8:30 to 10 a.m., Monday-Friday. Many Saturdays you will find them playing as a non-club activity All are welcome.

Tuesday, February 16 at 11 a.m. in the Activity Room, and they will have a guest speaker from The A List

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For more information about the organizations they support or about joining our group, contact Carol Hoyt at 702-647-1289 or Karen Nutto at 201-7879391

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February 3 at 6:30 p.m. when the topic will be highlights from the Consumer Electronics Show (CES).

Before the pandemic, CES was Las Vegas' biggest convention with tens of thousands of attendees. They came to view the latest and greatest consumer technologies which will affect the way we work, play and live. Post pandemic, CES is part in-person and part virtual.

Several Technology Club members will have attended CES and will have taken note of some of the snazziest innovations. This will provide meeting attendees a glimpse of the future of consumer electronics technology Come to this club meeting and learn about the future of technology coming soon to you.



Hello to all Sun City Community Veterans, The year 2023 is quickly moving along. Our first major event is the Pancake Breakfast, which is being held in the Vista Room on Saturday, February 18, 2023 from 8:30-11 am. Tickets can be purchased at the Community Center entrance lobby from 9:30-11:30, Tuesday - Thursday Please come join us for great food and friendly conversation.

During our February meeting on Tuesday, February 21, 2023 scheduled at 6 p.m. in the Vista Room, we will have a guest speaker, Diane Meier, who is the director and founder of Paws, Prisoners & Patriots. She will explain how rescue dogs are trained and then placed with service men and women in need. It is really an amazing program.

Also, tentatively scheduled on February 4, 2023 is a Flag Retirement Ceremony

Here are some important dates to remember:

February 3 – Four Chaplains Day – On February 3, 1943, The SS Dorchester was sunk. The four chaplains, all of different faiths, assisted service men off the ship and when life jackets ran out, they gave up theirs. Each of the four chaplains was posthumously awarded the Distinguished Service Cross and the Purple Heart.

February 4 – USO Day – The USO was founded in 1941 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

February 15 – Remember the Maine Day - The Maine was a U.S. Navy ship that sank in Havana Harbor on February 15, 1898, contributing to the outbreak of the Spanish–American War.

February 19 – Iwo Jima Day – The battle for Iwo Jima lasted for 5 weeks. - Just four days into the fighting, U.S. Marines captured Mount Suribachi, famously raising an American flag at the summit. That image was captured by Associated Press photographer Joe Rosenthal, who won a Pulitzer Prize for the iconic photograph.

If anyone is interested in purchasing a brick for a loved one to be placed in the Veterans Monument or donating to the Adopt-A-Flag Program, contact Sy Nielson at 702-234-9183. All Veterans who are able, please join us for our monthly meeting, Tuesday, February 21, 2023 at 6:00 pm in the Vista Room. Hope to see there!


The Veterans Auxiliary held an informal short meeting on December 13 with the emphasis on their Holiday Social! They celebrated the holidays by giving back to two of their regular service project charities, and a donation to a new one.

Gerson Pedrozo, director of Social Services for the Las Vegas area of Help USA, (transitional housing facility for homeless veterans) attended the event. The Auxiliary collected several bags of sweaters and winter shirts, as well as a large supply of baked goods, Christmas cookies and oranges for the organization. Gerson took the donations back to the veterans at the Genesis/Renaissance apartments to brighten their holidays.

Also, after the meeting, members of the Auxiliary delivered lap blankets they made during the year to the patients at the local VA Hospital. This year was the first time that presenting members were actually able to personally deliver and talk with patients since the covid pandemic started. What a blessing for all!

Diane Meier, the founder of “Paws, Prisoners and Patriots” (3P), a division of “Those Left Behind (TLB) Foundation” introduced a possible new service project to Auxiliary members. The goal of the organization is to pick up dogs from shelters to save them from euthanasia. The r e s c u e d d o g s a r e t a k e n t o L o v e l o c k Correctional Facility in northern Nevada. There prisoners are coached on how to work with the dogs for 3-4 months. Once training is completed, the animals are usually brought back to the Las Vegas area to be placed with veterans, first responders and military families. The Auxiliary voted to make a donation to 3P and looks forward to hearing success stories for the dogs, inmates and veteran pet homes. If you know a veteran, first responder, or military family seeking a canine companion, please contact this group through the Auxiliary.

Future activities include a tour of the Genesis transitional apartments (Help USA) on January 18, co-sponsoring the Veterans Pancake Breakfast in February, and a March 1st “Paint with Vivian” event.

The Veterans Auxiliary regular meetings are held the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 9 a.m. in the Vista Room. They welcome all who are interested in helping support veterans and active military

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C har tered C lubs, as outlined in the “Sun City Aliante Club Guidelines,” are Board-recognized and open to all Sun City Aliante residents. ese clubs are sanctioned strictly for the members of this Association with no exceptions, unless a club invites guest speakers, instructors, etc. A household guest will be allowed to participate at club activities, in compliance with required guest policies and fees. All club members should be familiar with these guidelines set forth by the Board, as well as their individual club bylaws and/or policies and procedures. If you have questions regarding your club charter, feel free to call Lifestyle Director, Debbie Kent, at 702-638-5061.

Afternoon Games. Meets Sundays, 1-4 p.m. Contact Jo Cox at 702-646-3467 and

Aliante's Classy Chefs. Meets 1st Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. in the SCAL Kitchen. Contact Sylvia Ross at 714-3134046 and

American Mah Jongg. Meets Wednesdays and Fridays, 12:30-3:30 p.m. Contact Arlene Harris at 914456-9690 and

Art Club. Meets Tuesdays, 10 a.m. Contact K aren Franklin at 702-633-4833 and or Peggy Totino at 702-217-5973 or

Book Club. Meets the 3rd Thursday, 6:45 p.m. Contact Jeannette Smith at 702-649-2468. For book selections, visit

Bunco Meets the 2nd Thursday, 5:30 - 8:45 p.m. Contact Cathy Pierce at 209-595-0833 and or Robin Sharp at 303-6412107 and

Ceramics Meets Wednesdays and Saturdays, 9 a.m.2 p.m. Contact Marla Chaffin at 503-975-5249 and jewelr or Lynne Har tig at 702885-5011.

Chicago Scoring Bridge Meets Thursdays, 6 p.m. Contact Mar y Jane and Charles D'Agati at 201-3211691 or

Cornhole. Meets Tuesdays, 11 a.m. Contact Rebecca Anderson at 702-271-1014 and

Club DIAL (Dance in a Line). Saturdays - Beginners, 10 a.m.; Advanced - 10:30 a.m. MondaysIntermediates 6 p.m.; Wednesdays - Practice - 6 p.m. Contact Mar yann Gorsk i at 702-642-3212 and

8Ballers Billiards. Meets Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays, 10 a.m.-noon. Contact Vic Anderson at 321557-5437 and

Euchre. Meets Mondays, 1 p.m. Contact Cher yl Gustin at 319-415-0471 and

Forget-Me -Knots. Knitting, needlework , crochet, jewelr y. Meets Mondays, 1-4 p.m. Contact Collette Stickney at 702-399-2647 and or Madeline Shapiro at 702399-5347 and

Glass Crafters. Meets Wednesdays, 1 p.m. Contact Jill Ramsey at 702-642-8716 and, or Chris Rohrer at

HK & F (Hand, Knee & Foot) Meets Thursdays, 1–4 p.m. Contact Terri Petrie at 630-333-7095 and or Mar y K aufmann at 702-3084018.

Hand and Foot. Meets Tuesdays, 1- 4 p.m. Contact Hjordy Wagner at 715-529-9728 and hwiz or Terri Petrie at

Mahjong. Meets Mondays, 1-4 p.m. Contact Judy Tobor at 818-857-8948 and judytobor

Mexican Train Dominoes. Meets Fridays, 1p.m. Contact Alanna Tiehes at 951-313-1349 and or Carol Jones at 661-4663478 and

Pan. Meets on Mondays at 5:45 p.m. and Fridays at noon. Contact Renée Snodgrass at 818-807-3369 or 702-458-0013 or

Paper Crafting. Meets Mondays, 1-4 p.m. Contact Denise Simon at 914-907-6899 and

Pickleball Club play is Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, 7 or 8 a.m. (Seasonal hours) Beginner Classes - Mondays & Tuesdays, 6 p.m. Contact Sarah Smith at 702-635-4629 and

Pinochle. Meets Tuesdays, 5:30-8:30 p.m. & Sundays 4-6:45 p.m. Contact Renee Swanson at 702-773-2283 and

Poker Meets Wednesdays and Fridays, 4:15 p.m. Contact Vicky Inger tson at 951-219-9549 and or Dan Schaller at 520-2334222 and

Silver Needles and Threads Quilting. Meets Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 9-11a.m. Contact Connie Munson at 612-810-9439 and

Solos. Social group for singles. Contact Jane Meisch at 254-702-1936 and or Jo Cox at 702-646-3467 and

Sun City Aliante Songsters. Meets Thursdays, 3:305:30 p.m. Contact Lorraine Zanello at 702-460-9583 and or Holly Strasser at 702-3051768 and

Spades. Meets Mondays, 6 p.m. Contact Sonja Bankston-Cullen at 310-612-3340 and

Sun City Aliante Steppers. Meets Tuesdays & Thursdays, 2 p.m. Contact Margo Young at 702-6491176 and

Table Tennis. Meets Monday-Friday, 8:30 to 10 a.m. Saturday - open play. Contact Ed Ernest at 269-5910759 and or Gabe Hamidian at 702-518-7580 and

Technology Club. Meets 1st Thursday, 6:30 p.m. Contact Wayne Headrick at 725-227-3441 and

Tennis. Meets daily for Open Play. Star ts 8 a.m. MonSat. Weather may affect star t times. Contact Larr y Rothstein at 760-831-5532 and

Ukulele Strummers. Meets Sundays at noon. Contact Kevin Smith at 916-847-7422 and

Veterans of Sun City. Meets 3rd Tuesday, 6 p.m. Contact Pat Goeppinger at 702-308-3489 and

Veterans Auxiliar y of Sun City Aliante. Meets the 3rd Tuesday, 9 a.m. Contact Hjordy Wagner at 715529-9728 and hwiz or Julie Tomlin at 208-320-8115.


The following Special Interest Groups are Boardrecognized and may schedule meetings in advance. Please check the calendar

Aliante Fil-Am Interest Group. Contact Mel Coloma at 702-556-4622 or Ana Marie Kilroy at 702-482-3034 and anak

Aloha Hawaii. Contact Ken "Pineapple" K apono at 951-214-9840 and

Bowling. Meets Thursdays at noon at Sunset Station Bowling Center. Contact Ray Wong at 702-646-9664 and

Havarah. Meets to socialize & celebrate Jewish holidays. Contact Mady Shapiro at 702-399-5347 and or

Ladies' Golf. Meets Thursdays at Aliante Golf Course Text Contact Denise Doud at 951-403-0942.

LGBT. Meets 2nd Wednesday, 6 p.m. Contact Dan Lies at

Minnesota Nice Group. Meets monthly. Contact Obbie Har vieux at 651-735-9111.

Neighborhood Watch. Meets 3rd Thursday, 4-5 p.m. Contact Jim Blossey at 775-530-5119 and

Seniors Assisting Seniors. Helps seniors with limited home needs & medical equipment. Hot line -702-9813149. Chris Rohrer

Seniors with Warm Hear ts. Helps disadvantaged children and teens. Contact K aren Nutto at 201-7879391 or Carol Hoyt at 702-647-1289. .