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SUN CITY ALIANTE NOMINATED AS OUTSTANDING LARGE ASSOCIATION OF THE YEAR FOR 2022
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HAPPY St. Patrick’s Day
CONFESSIONS OF A SHOWGIRL – LAS VEGAS CELEBRITIES MAREN WADE & KEITH THOMPSON –
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SPRING ARTS & CRAFTS SHOW REGISTRATION – COMMUNITY CENTER
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RESIDENT SPOTLIGHT – KATHLEEN OETTINGER CAPTURES THE MAGIC OF THE STARS
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President’s Message, Warren Geller, President, Sun City Aliante Board
Debbie Matthews, Director, Sun City Aliante Board of Directors.
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Carrasco, General Manager Sun City Aliante.
27 TABLE OF CONTENTS COVER COUNCILMAN RICHARD CHERCHIO'S MESSAGE 13 NLV Councilman Ward 4 March 2023 Edition 234 BOARD OF DIRECTORS ELECTION 2023 BOARD OF DIRECTORS CANDIDATE FORUM – VISTA ROOM DOC TALK – IMPORTANT WOMEN'S HEALTH ISSUES SPRING ART & CRAFTS SHOW REGISTRATION COMMUNITY CENTER EVENT HIGHLIGHTS MULTI-PLATNIUM SINGER & SONGWRITER STEVIE NICKS -MOBILE ARENA ADVERTISER MEET 'N' GREET VISTA ROOM TOUR THE NEVADA TEST SITE – A ONCE IN LIFETIME EXPERIENCE RESIDENT SPOTLIGHT KATHLEEN OETTINGER CAPTURES THE MAGIC OF HE STARS HAPPY St. Patrick’s Day HAPPY St. Patrick’s Day 6 CONGRESSMAN HORSFORD'S MOBILE OFFICE The next quarterly meeting of the Inter Club Council will be held on Friday March 3 from 10 a.m. 12 p.m in the Vista Room. Seating will be limited, so you will need to make reservation through the Front Desk at 702-638-5063. We are pleased to announce we will have the following special guest speakers at the March 3, ICC Meeting. Lori Heeren, Executive Director of the Nevada SPCA, will discuss volunteers opportunities with her organization. Lon Kruger former Men's Basketball Coach for UNL University of Oklahoma, will discuss Coaches vs. Cancer collaborative program between the American Cancer Society Anyone interested in Volunteer Opportunities with either of these Organizations is welcome to attend. FRIDAY MARCH 31, 6 p.m. VISTA ROOM COST Residents $20; Guests $25 Based on the hit column, Las Vegas Weekly Confessions of Showgirl Maren Wade is jumping oﬀ the page to the stage. Starring from NBC's this cabaret brings to life the America's Got Talent quirky hilarious and unﬁltered account of modern-day showgirl, onstage and oﬀ. This showgirl confesses to what it was like working with Wayne Newton Mariah Carey getting stuck in a birthday cake, meeting impersonating impersonator and much more. Madonna The show is musically directed by Keith Thompson (Jersey Boys, Mamma Mia, W ou) and features variety of music from pop, jazz, musical theatre to one of king medleys and originals. You will laugh, cry and leave inspired as takes you on Maren Wad journey through modern-day Vegas, redeﬁning what it really means to be showgirl. ROD STEWART – THE HITS TOUR 2023 – CAESARS COLOSSEUM 28
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WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO BE A GOOD BOARD MEMBER?
I saw this article and the message it contains is exactly the qualities a successful Board member should have.
Being a board director requires a certain amount of nous, intelligence and compassion If you're an aspiring board director, you might be wondering whether you'll have what it takes. But as long as you have these attributes (or are willing to learn them), you can become an eﬀective board director
1. Emotional Intelligence Emotional intelligence (EQ) is potentially more important than intellectual intelligence (IQ). EQ is deﬁned simply as having the ability to monitor both your own and other people's emotions, to discriminate between diﬀerent emotions and label them appropriately, and to use emotional information as a guide for your own thinking and behavior When you know yourself and how you connect with others, you are in a much better position to handle stressful situations and make better decisions.
2. The Ability to Commit Commitment is one of the key aspects in an eﬀective board director Often, people don't realize just how time-consuming sitting on a board can actually be. It's not just a matter of turning up once a month for a few hours – you must also take things like committee meetings, necessary training, strategy and planning days and company events into consideration.
You may also be involved in fundraising events, networking, acting as an ambassador for the organization and building sustainable relationships, not just with your fellow board directors, but with the stakeholders, investors, management team and donors. This workload can be manageable, even if you have a day job. But you have to ﬁrst decide whether you're committed; because if you're not, it will soon show
Equanimity is a little-known but highly eﬀective personality trait to have. It applies to the ability to remain calm, composed and collected, even under stressful or diﬃcult circumstances. This is a beneﬁcial attribute to have in the boardroom because tensions can become high, and arguments occur. Being able to remain calm no matter how fractious the boardroom gets will land you in good stead.
Keeping your cool when everyone else is losing theirs will help you make better decisions. Listen to your fellow board directors, even in the most heated arguments (and if you have that aforementioned emotional intelligence, this won't be a problem for you). Communicate with two ears and one mouth and think before you speak.
4. The Ability to Prepare
Being properly prepared is an essential attribute to board directors. If you're heading into a board meeting with absolutely no idea of what's to come, it will never look good – regardless of whether it's your ﬁrst board meeting or your ﬁftieth. When you are the most prepared person in the boardroom, you're also the most inﬂuential, and that's a highly desirable position to be in.
To be properly prepared, read all the papers before the meeting to make sure you fully understand everything that will be discussed. And if you don't understand something, ask about it beforehand. You should also conduct prior research. Not just about the topics to be discussed, but the inﬂuences that could apply to your fellow board directors, and the key challenges that are currently being faced by the stakeholders.
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5. Being Open-Minded
The best boards are those that are diverse and respectfully so. Diversity isn't eﬀective if it's met with conﬂict and aggression from those who have opposing ideas. Being a successful board director includes keeping an open mind to that diversity and being vulnerable enough to admit when your mind is being changed. While it can often be diﬃcult to put your personal opinions aside when it comes to various topics, a successful board director will be able to take on new ideas and allow their opinions to be challenged.
6. Being Mindful of Your Impact
The boardroom, when run correctly, is where a lot of change can occur This is a powerful inﬂuence that can either be positive or negative, and a successful board director will always remember to be mindful of the impact his/her decisions can make.
Thinking both on the micro and macro levels can help you take into consideration any possible ripple eﬀect that will happen through decisions made by your board. Think about the impact your choices will make on everything, from the other board directors to the stakeholders, investors, donors and the community, and take that into account with each decision.
Part of being an eﬀective board director is being brave and having great leadership skills, and if your personality is more prone to passivity, you might ﬁnd this hard. But change will never be brought on by being passive. If you aren't brave enough to speak up in the boardroom, especially when it's about issues you care about, you will never be able to change things. If you want to make an impact, you have to make waves.
Bravery in the boardroom means having the ability to understand which important questions need to be asked, and having the smarts to know when you should ask them. Asking the right questions and challenging the assumptions made by both you and your fellow board directors can make sure your board remains on topic and on the right path.
8. Being Dispassionately Passionate
Passion is key to boardroom success, but being able to remain dispassionate about those passions is equally important. Often, your board might come up against highly emotive topics, and it's important to remain as logical as you can without being blinded by your feelings on it.
It's great to have strong feelings and beliefs, but keep in mind that remaining coldly logical about them is the only way you will be able to make better, more eﬀective decisions.
9. Saying No to Good Ideas
A great director is comfortable saying no, even to good ideas. This can be hard for some, but it's a skill you will come to learn throughout your career. Having the ability to prioritize the best ideas while refusing others (no matter how great they may seem) will only serve to beneﬁt your board. Focusing on the best ideas and utilizing your resources accordingly will ensure you always tackle what's most important.
If you've read through this list and are feeling downcast because you feel you don't have one or more of these attributes, don't despair. These are all learned behaviors that you can work on and achieve over time, which will help you be a successful, happy board director
( S o u r c e : P a u l S m i t h , F o u n d e r , F u t u r e D i r e c t o r s I n s t i t u t e https://www futuredirectors com/insights/the-9-best-attributes-of-eﬀective-boarddirectors)
Warren Geller President, Sun City Aliante Board of Directors
BOD APPROVES COMMITTEE CHAIRS
Congratulations to following individuals who were approved by the Sun City Aliante Board of Directors as Chairs for their respective Committees for calendar year 2023:
Architectural Review Committee - Harlan Nelson
Communications Committee - Dan Lies
Covenants Committee - Mark Smith
Election Committee - Larry Rothstein
Finance Committee - David Grossman
Lifestyle Committee - Sharon Grossman
Patrol Committee - Phil Zanello
Property & Grounds Committee - Wayne Edgerton
Congressman Steven Horsford's Ofce Hosts Mobile Ofce Hours at Sun City Aliante
Mobile Oﬃce Hours
Tuesday, March 21, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Sun City Aliante Conference Room
Ruby Scott, a District Representative from Congressman Steven Horsford's N o r t h L a s Ve g a s o ﬃ c e , w i l l b e a v a i l a b l e t o m e e t w i t h r e s i d e n t s
Tuesday, March 21 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Ms. Scott will be available to assist in the areas of Medicare, Social Security, Veterans Aﬀairs and other federal agencies.
Daylight saving time 2023 in Nevada will begin at 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 12! The idea of daylight savings was ﬁrst conceived by Benjamin Franklin in 1784 to utilize natural daylight by setting clocks one hour ahead of standard time. Please don't forget to move your clock forward one hour
WELCOME TO NEW SUN CITY ALIANTE RESIDENTS NEW RESIDENTS MUST REGISTER AT THE CUSTOMER SERVICE OFFICE
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 email@example.com
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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 (www.suncityaliante.org). 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)
BOARD MEETING NOTICE
Wednesday, March 8, 2023
Wednesday, April 12, 2023
Wednesday, May 10, 2023 Annual Homeowners Meeting
*Annual Homeowner ’s Meeting – 8 a.m.; Recess to Count Ballots; Reconvene at 12:15 p.m. *Board of Directors Meeting – Immediately following Annual Meeting
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HAPPY ST. PATRICKS DAY TO ALL!
Here is a little history on this special day
It was emigrants, particularly to the United States, who transformed St. Patrick's Day into a largely secular holiday of revelry and celebration of things Irish.
C i t i e s w i t h l a r g e n u m b e r s o f I r i s h immigrants, who often wielded political p o w e r , s t a g e d t h e m o s t e x t e n s i v e c e l e b r a t i o n s , w h i c h i n c l u d e d e l a b o r a t e parades. Boston held its ﬁrst St. Patrick's Day parade in 1737, followed by New York City in 1762.
Since 1962, Chicago has colored the river green to mark the holiday (Although blue was the color traditionally associated with St. Patrick, green is now commonly connected with the day.)
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.
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 editorial decisions or content. We reserve the right to refuse advertising for any reason or cause. Information, services, products and materials contained in The Breeze magazine are provided on an "as is" basis with no warranty SCAL disclaims all representations and warranties, express or implied, with respect to such information, services, products and materials including, but not limited to, warranties of merchantability, ﬁtness for a particular purpose, title, noninfringement, and implied warranties arising from course of dealing or course of performance. In no event shall SCAL be liable for any damages whatsoever whether in an action, arising out of or in connection with the use, inability to use, or performance of the information, services, products and materials available from this publication.
Irish and non-Irish alike commonly participate in the “wearing of the green”— sporting an item of green clothing or a shamrock, the Irish national plant, in the lapel. Corned beef and cabbage are associated with the holiday, and even beer is sometimes dyed green to celebrate the day Although some of these practices eventually were adopted by the Irish themselves, they did so largely for the beneﬁt of tourists.
St. Patrick's Day, is the feast day (March 17) of St. Patrick, patron saint of Ireland. Born in Roman Britain in the late 4th century, he was kidnapped at age 16 and taken to Ireland as a slave. He escaped but returned about 432 C.E. to convert the Irish to Christianity By the time of his death on March 17, 461, he had established monasteries, churches, and schools.
Many legends grew up around him—for example, that he drove the snakes out of Ireland and used the shamrock to explain the Trinity Ireland came to celebrate his day with religious services and feasts.
Enjoy your day celebrating with family, friends and loved ones!
Debbie Matthews Director
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This year we have three open positions on the Board of Directors to be ﬁlled by the election process. The following three Board members have completed their two-year terms: Warren Geller, President; Nancy Prince, Treasurer; and Mark Towers, Director
As of the 5 p.m. deadline on Monday, February 6, 2023, we have ﬁve qualiﬁed Board Candidates who have submitted their Candidate Interest Forms and Disclosure Statements and entered the race for election to the 2023 Board of Directors.
The 2023 Candidates are listed below in alphabetical order:
• Joe Caggiano
• Larry Cory
• Warren Geller (incumbent)
• Nancy Prince (incumbent)
• Mark Towers (incumbent)
As there were more qualiﬁed entrants than open Board positions, there will be a formal election this year While the oﬃcial ballots will not be mailed to all homeowners until early April, a Meet the Candidate Forum has been scheduled for Saturday, March 11 from 10 a.m. to noon.
Candidate bios and photos are printed in this section of the Breeze and will also be available near the Front Desk in the Community Center
Dates to Remember:
A Candidate's Forum is scheduled for Saturday, March 11 at 10 a.m. in the Vista Room of the Community Center At that time, the candidates will be allowed to address the residents and answer pertinent questions from the moderator as well as those submitted by residents in
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advance. A light lunch will be served after the event.
We are again fortunate to have Mr. Steve Vitali as moderator for the Candidate's Forum. Oﬃcial Ballots will be mailed to homeowners in good standing in early April Once you receive your ballot in the mail, please follow the directions precisely if you want your vote to count. (Ballots received that are not in compliance with stated directions will be disqualiﬁed.) Completed ballots may be returned via USPS mail or placed in the ballot box in the Community Center prior to the deadline, Wednesday, May 10, 2023 at 8 a.m.
The Annual Meeting of all members of the Sun City Aliante Community Association will be convened at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, May 10, 2023 in the Vista Room of the Community Center, located at 7394 Aliante Pkwy., North Las Vegas 89084. The meeting will then recess to count the ballots.
The Annual Meeting will reconvene at 12:15 p.m. Immediately following the conclusion of the Annual Meeting, the Board of Directors meeting will begin. The Election results will be announced at the conclusion of the Board of Directors meeting.
Let us all get involved! Evaluate your candidates at the Forum, and then vote for the candidates you feel are best qualiﬁed.
If you have any questions about the election process, wish to assist with the counting of the ballots, or apply for the open position on the Election C o m m i t t e e , p l e a s e s e n d a n e m a i l t o : L a r r y R o t h s t e i n a t firstname.lastname@example.org.
Larry Rothstein Chair, SCAL Election Committee 2021
CANDIDATES FOR THE BOARD OF
I am seeking your vote to serve on the Sun City Aliante Association Board of Directors. I have owned my home in the community for over 3½ years. I retired in August and I now live here fulltime. I fell in love with this community over the past years.
For the past 22 years, I served on Garden Valley Homeowners Association in California, serving as President for the last 7 years. Garden Valley was self-managed for the ﬁrst 17 years. As a board, we met the challenges that were presented by an older community I will bring those years of experience, along with a fresh eye, to the Sun City Aliante community.I am educated through Community Association Institute (CAI) and have been a member of the Orange County Chapter for 22 years. I also served on the Orange County Chapter Board of Directors. I credit the education that CAI provided for keeping me updated on
issues important to homeowners. I will continue to be a member of CAI here in Nevada.
Sun City Aliante is a solid community and I look forward to adding to the great work that the present board, in concert with First Service Management, has done. I will bring a long-term vision to the board. Those long-term goals take planning and funding as Sun City Aliante considers its place in the greater Aliante Community of North Las Vegas.
I consider our many clubs as a rock of the community They cement friendships and expand interests of the people in the community I will support those clubs and do everything as a board of director to that end.
I ask you to consider voting for me. I look forward to meeting and getting to know many of you in the months and years ahead. Thank you in advance for your consideration.
CANDIDATES FOR THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
I h a v e l i v e d i n t h e A l i a n t e S u n C i t y Community for over a year We are relocated f r o m S o u t h e r n C a l i f o r n i a a n d a r e v e r y pleased with the move.
My background is sales and marketing and overall customer oriented services. I want to pay it forward spending time getting to know the Community by becoming more involved
I have served on your Board of Directors for the past 11 years and have been President for the past 8 years. During my tenure on the Board, t h e r e h a v e b e e n m a n y c h a n g e s t o o u r c o m m u n i t y ; n a m e l y, n e w p i c k l e b a l l a n d basketball courts, and a beautiful, remodeled community center and landscaping which requires much less water than was previously needed.
We have experienced the severe rise in inﬂation which has resulted in signiﬁcant increases in the cost of maintaining our community center and with the vendors we work with on a constant basis. Due to our excellent ﬁnancial picture, we have been able to maintain our stellar ﬁscal picture with minimal increase in monthly assessment.
It has been a privilege to serve on the Sun City Aliante Board of Directors since 2019, and as Treasurer since 2020. I achieved my Dedicated Association Leader Certiﬁcate (DCAL) from the Community Association Institute (CAI) in 2020 and renewed it in 2022. I am now running for re-election to the Board of Directors for another 2-year term.
Sun City Aliante has been my home since moving here from Wisconsin nearly 6 years ago. Born and raised in suburban Chicago, I am a Registered Nurse with the majority of my career spent in corporate administration and
Currently, I am serving on your Board; previously I served on the 2016 Term. In addition, I served on our Property & Grounds Committee, Lifestyle Committee, Architectural Review Committee and Veteran's Club; served on the Aliante Master Architectural Review Committee; served on the
recognized with Board's ﬁrst Director's Award. I am certiﬁed and maintained as an Advanced Dedicated Community Association Leader and C o m m u n i t y A s s o c i a t i o n I n s t i t u t e L e a d e r Certiﬁcate.
Lynda and I have owned in Sun City Aliante since
with the community activities and the everyday challenges. I have the ability to multitask and look forward to adding my positive attitude to the wonderful community.
Our community is comprised of over 3,500 residents and has a market value of $815 million dollars. We are a large market cap, and because your Board of Directors has increased your home investment through wise and caring changes, our value has kept pace with new homes constantly being built around us.
I am not one who trumpets my accomplishments. I am one of your 7-member Board, and my vote does not have greater value than any other Board member, but as President, it is incumbent upon my position to constantly look to the future and position us in a favorable light when new people consider our community vs. new communities around us. In addition, as President, I am required to help other Board members make prudent, ﬁscally wise decisions that eventually aﬀect us all. It is with pride that I point out that Sun City Aliante has won the prestigious award as outstanding large association in southern Nevada for the last 3 of the past 4 years and was nominated again for this year In addition, I have been nominated for Board member of the year for the last 4 years. I welcome your scrutiny on my years as a Board member and encourage your vote as I continue to serve for another two years.
management. I worked for several large health care organizations in Illinois and Wisconsin, as well as Public Health and for a Fortune 100 Insurance Company I have served on several professional Board of Directors during my career.
It is the responsibility of your Board of Directors to make decisions that will provide the best outcomes for our community My entire professional career was centered on solid decision-making and dedication to serving others. I am willing to ask questions, investigate a variety of solutions, and advocate for decisions and solutions that will provide the most favorable outcomes for Sun City Aliante. My passion for excellence and love of this community bring a compassionate voice and a business perspective to decisions that will positively impact every resident of our beautiful community. I would be proud to continue to serve our community for another two years and I sincerely request and support and your vote of conﬁdence. Thank you!
2006. I have volunteered as a member of the North Las Vegas Citizen's Patrol, Veteran's Administration, American Radio Relay League, Extra Class Volunteer Examiner for FCC, Clark County Emergency Amateur Radio Operator, and elected Deputy Regional Vice President of the American Society of Safety Professionals.
I am a retired military oﬃcer, Board certiﬁed Safe Professional and Management Consultant. I am a cadet graduate of The Citadel and earned a Master's degree in Business Management.
I am interested in increasing Homeowner property value and improving the Sun City Aliante experience. I respectfully ask for your vote.
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UPDATE ON THE BOARD ELECTION, BUDGET PROCESS AND CURRENT PROJECTS
This year we have three open positions on the Board of Directors to be ﬁlled by the election process. The following three Board members have completed their t w o - y e a r t e r m s : W a r r e n G e l l e r , President; Nancy Prince, Treasurer; and Mark Towers, Director
As of the 5 p.m. deadline on Monday, February 6, 2023, we have ﬁve qualiﬁed Board Candidates who have submitted t h e i r C a n d i d a t e I n t e r e s t F o r m s a n d Disclosure Statements and three open positions for 2023 Board Election.
The 2023 Candidates are listed below in alphabetical order:
• Joe Caggiano
• Larry Cory
• Warren Geller (incumbent)
• Nancy Prince (incumbent)
• Mark Towers (incumbent)
As there were more qualiﬁed entrants than open Board positions, there will be a formal election this year Candidate bios and photos are printed in this issue of The Breeze and will also be available near the Front Desk in the Community Center.
Dates to Remember:
A Candidate's Forum is scheduled for Saturday, March 11 at 10 a.m. in the Vista Room of the Community Center. At that time, the candidates will be allowed to address the residents and answer pertinent questions from the moderator as well as those submitted by residents in advance. A light lunch will be served after the event. We are again fortunate to have Mr Steve Vitali as moderator for the Candidate's Forum.
Oﬃcial Ballots will be mailed to homeowners in good standing in early April. Once you receive your ballot in the mail, please follow the directions precisely if you want your vote to count. (Ballots received that are not in compliance with stated directions will be disqualiﬁed.) Completed ballots may be returned via USPS mail or placed in the ballot box in the Community Center prior to the deadline, Wednesday, May 10, 2023 at 8 a.m.
The Annual Meeting of all members of the Sun City Aliante Community Association will be convened at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, May 10, 2023 in the Vista Room of the Community Center, located at 7394 Aliante Pkwy., North Las Vegas 89084. The meeting will then recess to count the ballots.
The Annual Meeting will reconvene at 12:15 p.m. Immediately following the conclusion of the Annual Meeting, the Board of Directors meeting will begin. The Election results will be announced at the conclusion of the Board of Directors meeting.
I encourage you to attend the Forum, evaluate the candidates, and vote for those you feel are best qualiﬁed.
I would like to express my appreciation to the Chair of the Election Committee, Larry Rothstein, and his committee members for doing a fantastic job year after year, ensuring the Board Election and all the details involved are done so eﬃciently We appreciate your contributions.
We are pleased that once again Sun City Aliante has been nominated by Community Association Institute(CAI) as the Southern Nevada Large Association of the Year for 2022. This is the ﬁfth consecutive year that we have been nominated. We won the award in 2018, 2019, and 2021.
Also, CAI nominated Board President Warren Geller and I respectively, as Board Member of the Year and Onsite Manager of the Year. We look forward to hearing the results of this year's nomination at the CAI Annual Awards Gala held at the Plaza Hotel & Casino in March.
There is no doubt that we have been nominated again for this prestigious honor because of our outstanding Board of Directors and exceptional staﬀ who work diligently every day to uphold our standards of excellence in everything we do for our residents.
Finally, I want to thank the Architectural Review Committee, Assistant Manager Nelenie Hernandez, and Wayne Headrick for reviewing and revising the Design Guidelines. You should have received them at the end of February Be sure to look at them before you make any changes to the exterior of your property
Enjoy a fantastic month as we welcome spring!
Damian Carrasco General Manager, Sun City Aliante
MARCH 2023 BOARD MEETING
Sun City Aliante Board Meeting Summary
Please read below for a summary of the February 8, 2023 Board of Directors Meeting below:
Unﬁnished Business: None
B. The Board approved an update to the current Reserve Study that will have a 5-week turnaround for $6,000.
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T h e B o a r d a p p o i n t e d J o e C a g g i a n o t o t h e C o m m u n i c a t i o n s Committee.
COMMUNITY STANDARDS LIFESTYLE NEWS
Dear Residents, Sun City Aliante Salute
When entertainment, ﬁtness, organizational association, innovation, creativity, collide with a common goal of creating an outstanding community, you get Sun City Aliante. Not just an Active Adult community, but one that provides unparalleled management, through its Board of Directors, FirstService Residential A s s o c i a t e s , C o m m i t t e e s , a n d Vo l u n t e e r s Everyone contributes to the success of this unique and thriving community.
Inter Club Council (ICC)
If you are inspired by expanding your volunteer landscape, the Friday, March 3, Inter Club Council (ICC), meets at 10 a.m., in the Vista Room and will be hosting two keynote speakers: Lori Heeren, Executive Director of the Nevada SPCA and Lon Kruger, (former UNLV Men's Basketball Coach) Coaches vs Cancer Chairman. The ICC is a forum for Chartered Clubs and Special Interest Group Representatives to network and exchange information. This meeting will be open to any resident who is interested in learning more about how to become a volunteer with either of these two impressive groups.
Sun City Aliante Movies Available to Check Out at the Front Desk
The Lifestyle Department is now oﬀering residents the opportunity to check out DVD/Blu Ray movies that have been shown in the Vista Room. Residents may check out up to three (3) movies for a seven (7) day period. Just complete a form at the Front Desk and enjoy the cinema from your own home. Pass the popcorn and M&M's.
Get your tickets now because events are selling out fast.
Hello Residents! New residents – Welcome to Sun City Aliante.
A few weeks ago, I had to inspect the construction of the pony walls built on the back patios of homes abutting the golf course The only way I could accomplish this task was to actually walk on the golf course as I did not have a golf cart available. I was reluctant to do this, because I was concerned about getting hit with an errant golf ball.
I had to break down this task into two inspections. I walked around for thirty minutes in the morning and again in mid-afternoon. On both occasions, I observed a few residents walking leisurely and admiring the view At one point, I encountered a small dog walking aimlessly without a leash and no owner was to be found. I waited awhile to make sure the dog did not run toward the busy street and get hit by a car. It was only when the dog heard its owner calling its name, about 100 yards away from me, that it ran towards her
Residents, I implore you, please don't use the golf course as a walking trail or a dog park. It is only a matter of time before somebody gets severely injured because they are on a golf cart path or on the actual turf. Moreover, I would hate to receive a report that your pet is injured or killed by a golf cart, a car, or another dog, because you are allowing your pet to roam freely without a leash. Please be courteous and respectful.
I also want to clarify the best phone number to use for certain situations. According to the North Las Vegas Police Communications Division, the non-emergency number (633-3111) is used to report a crime that has happened when no one needs an ambulance and there were no weapons involved.
• Your house or car was broken into.
• To report a lost or found animal.
• Your runaway child has returned home.
• To report vandalism and the suspects are gone.
• To report a noise complaint.
• To report a runaway or missing adult that does not need special care.
Please use this number for non-emergency situations rather than dialing 911. For other important phone numbers, an insert enclosed in every Breeze magazine has a list of these phone numbers, such as NLV Street Lights Out, NLV Water Shut Oﬀ, and NLV Water Waste.
Friendly Reminder: Garbage and recycle bins may be placed outside for the collection no more than 12 hours prior to the scheduled collection time and must be removed within 12 hours after In addition, trash and recycling containers should either be stored in the garage, outside on the utility side of the garage or in the rear of the Dwelling Unit, and should be screened from view of the street, neighboring Lots and the Common Area.
You will receive a new Design Guidelines in the mail. I suggest you review this document before you make any changes to the exterior of your property When you are ready to move forward with any project, please make sure you submit an application to the Architectural Review Committee for approval.
Discover the diverse opportunities of living at Sun City Aliante and embrace all that it has to oﬀer. The Lifestyle Department strives to provide you with events that enrich your quality of life and adds to your cherished memories.
Happy St. Patrick's Day and welcome spring! Debbie Kent
If you have any questions or need any clariﬁcations, please contact me at 702638-5006 or at email@example.com.
Nelenie Hernandez Assistant Manager, Director of Standards & Compliance
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Vista Room 15 - Movie - Devotion - Vista Room 17 - Music Bingo - Vista Room 18
T-Mobile Arena 20 - Allied Bus Presentation - Mt. Rushmore, Yellowstone
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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR COUNCILMAN WARD 4 RICHARD CHERCHIO Dear Residents,
This issue of The Breeze hails the beginning of Spring on March 20 and the approach of warmer weather. Get ready for the annual sleep-losing tradition, known as daylight saving time, which begins on March 12. Don't forget to set your clocks ahead one hour
I am excited to invite you to the next Advertiser's Meet 'n' Greet on Thursday, March 30. It has been one year since our last one. This event hosted by the Communication Committee and The Breeze magazine is always a fun event with a free continental breakfast, free door prizes, and give-a-ways.
You will have the opportunity to meet and chat with Breeze advertisers face-toface. Once you have visited the advertisers, you will receive a free coupon, which makes you eligible for many diﬀerent drawings. Our sponsor for this event is Vista Park, a luxurious retirement community. We have many new advertisers in The Breeze who are anxious to meet you and discuss their products and services.
We are proud to feature in an article in this issue about Sonja Bankston-CullenSecretary of the Sun City Aliante Board of Directors - who was named by Clark County Commissioners to be honored for her achievements during a ceremony celebrating Black History Month. Congratulations, Sonja!
Our “Resident Spotlight” features Kathleen L. Oettinger, a remarkable artist who currently has a solo exhibit at the Centennial Hills Library, located at 6711 N. Buﬀalo Dr Her exhibit was inspired by the stunning images from the Hubble Telescope and the James Webb Space Telescope. She used various layers of ﬁber, stitching, beads and sequins to create a graphic, compelling artist's impression of the cosmos. Congratulations on your amazing exhibit, Kathleen!
This month you will have also have the opportunity to meet with Ruby Scott, a representative from Congressman Steven Horsford's Oﬃce, on March 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Activity Room. This is a great chance to discuss M e d i c a r e , So c i a l S e c u r i t y, Ve t e r a n s A ﬀ a i r s o r o t h e r i s s u e s w i t h y o u r Congressman's oﬃce.
The Communications Committee invites you to a Snack 'n' Learn on March 27 at 10 a.m. to learn how to navigate the Sun City Aliante website Please bring your laptop, iPad or cell phone to make this a hands-on experience. If you have never logged into the website, please come at 9:30 a.m.
Are you new to the community? Do you have some extra time on your hands? Getting involved as a volunteer member of one of our Standing Committees can be a very informative and rewarding experience. It is also a great opportunity to have an inﬂuence on issues that directly aﬀect you and make new friends. We c u r re n t l y h a v e o p e n i n g s o n t h e A rc h i t e c t u r a l R e v i e w C o m m i t t e e , Communications Committee, Elections Committee, Finance and Lifestyle Committee. You can pick up an application at the Front Desk or on the website at www.suncityaliante.us. Go to the “Documents,” then “Commonly Used Forms.”
Finally, I want to wish you all a Happy St. Patrick's Day! Irish or not, everyone loves a reason to celebrate, enjoy green beer and hope for the Luck of the Irish. Maybe, you will even ﬁnd a three-leaf clover, considered by the Celts as a sacred plant that symbolized the arrival of spring. I also wanted to share a favorite Irish saying: “May you have the hindsight to know where you've been, the foresight to know where you are going, and the insight to know when you have gone too far.”
If you have any questions or concerns about The Breeze or the eBlast, please contact me directly at 702-429-1623 or email TWilliamson@suncityaliante.us.
Wishing you a happy springtime and stay safe.
Trish Williamson Editor, The Breeze
Hello Sun City Residents,
I want to start oﬀ by acknowledging that February was Black History Month, and I am so proud of the City of North Las Vegas. Our city is rich in culture, and it is so important to acknowledge the t r i u m p h s o f o n e a n o t h e r a n d c e l e b r a t e o u r diversity! On that note, I am excited to share all the wonderful things our City has been up to and am looking forward to the many activities taking place this month.
First, I want to congratulate the North Las Vegas Police Department on the recent graduation of 16 recruits at the Vegas Valley Police Academy. The graduates completed an intense six-month-long academy that introduces them to the basics of policing. The academy establishes qualiﬁcations, training and standards for Nevada's peace oﬃcers; provides instruction on local, state, and federal laws; develops leadership skills; and emphasizes customer service and community engagement. The newly-minted police oﬃcers will undergo thorough ﬁeld training and evaluation for the next six to eight months and will serve constituents from two North Las Vegas police stations.
Moving forward, I am thrilled to share that CNLV has been on an economic development streak and has recently opened several new restaurants, Born & Raised and Salad & Go, oﬃcially broke ground on Arvato which conducts data supply for Meta (the company behind Facebook), and opened the warehouses for Boxable and Moen (one of the largest faucet and ﬁxtures brand in North America)! I am so grateful for the economic success in North Las Vegas and am excited for their businesses to serve our residents.
I want to mention that I will be visiting the Del Webb community located on Losee and Centennial to attend the North Las Vegas Fire Department's quarterly ﬁre symposium to speak about kitchen safety, blood pressures and emergency preparedness. These symposiums give the community a chance to connect with our Fire Department and get to know a little more about the ways they protect us each day I am honored to attend this quarterly event with them, and look forward to sharing all that North Las Vegas Fire Department has been up to!
Finally, on January 29 the City of North Las Vegas dedicated a tree and memorial plaque to commemorate the lives lost in the terrible accident that took place one year ago and claimed the lives of a North Las Vegas family as well as two others. At this memorial City leaders, aﬀected family members, crash survivors and the community gathered to honor the space as a place where family and friends can enjoy a peaceful place of remembrance for years to come. I am so sorry to all those aﬀected; you will never be forgotten.
Thank you for another exciting month, and as always, remember: keep your dogs and pets safe during this cold winter season and follow our Ordinance No. 3053, which requires animals to be properly sheltered and cared for while being kept outdoors.
P.S. I still am encouraging everyone to review the U.S. Postal Service's tips on mail safety and want to remind if you see a mail thief at work, or if you believe your mail was stolen, call police immediately, then call Postal Inspectors at 877-876-2455.
Yours in service,
Richard Cherchio Ward 4 Councilman
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NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH MONTHLY BULLETIN:
In recent months, you may have noticed North Las Vegas Police Department (NLVPD) police cars on patrol in our community During our January Neighborhood Watch meeting, we had two NLVPD police oﬃcers present, who spoke to the group about safety tips. The ﬁrst tip was to always be alert and aware of your surroundings when you leave your home. Be aware of cars that are normally parked on your block and those you don't recognize. Make it a point to know your neighbors and become familiar with who is usually home during the day or night, which homes might have health care workers parking in front of the home, and which landscapers are normally on your block.
The second tip was to park your car in the garage and keep the garage door closed except when you are home. When the NLVPD was patrolling Sun City Aliante during the ﬁrst two weeks of January, the oﬃcer reported 49 open garage doors; however, only 12 were occupied. Over the years, there have been several police reports of items stolen from open garage doors in broad daylight.
The last important tip presented was to take a photograph of your valuables such as electronics, jewelry or weapons, note serial numbers and identifying markings, and keep that information in a safe place. Photos and serial numbers are very helpful to the police in trying to recover your items as well as for your insurance company should you be the victim of a crime and need to ﬁle a claim.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 775-530-5119.
As we enter the new year, Patrol wants to wish all residents of Sun City Aliante and their families a happy and healthy 2023. Aliante Patrol has over 35 volunteers, who each share a common mission of being a deterrent to crime and a motto of “Neighbors Helping Neighbors.” Remember that we all live in Sun City Aliante and share common values. Respect, humility, and kindness are just some values that we strive to uphold.
As residents of Sun City Aliante and members of Security Patrol, all of us should treat others the same way as we want to be treated. It makes us a stronger community
I am excited about the new year and opportunities for our Patrol. We encourage residents to volunteer for the Sun City Aliante Patrol and look forward to working with new volunteers.
The North Las Vegas Police Department recently conducted an operation in Sun City Aliante and recorded 49 fully open garage doors during a 16-hour period. They encourage homeowners to keep their garage doors shut. An open garage door is an invitation for theft or uninvited entry into your home.
For information regarding the Sun City Aliante Patrol, please contact Patrol Chairman Phil Zanello at email@example.com or 702-460-9582.
Meets ever y other Friday, 8:30 a.m.
Harlan Nelson at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Dan Lies at email@example.com
CO V E N A N TS CO M M I T T E E
Meets four th Tuesday, 4:00 p.m. in the Conference Room
Mark Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org
E L E C T I O N CO M M I T T E E Larr y Rothstein at email@example.com
F I N A N C E CO M M I T T E E
Meets last Wednesday, 3:15 p.m.
David Grossman at firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
PAT R O L CO M M I T T E E
Meets third Monday, 2 p.m. Phil Zanello at firstname.lastname@example.org
P R O P E R T Y A N D G R O U N D S CO M M I T T E E
Meets third Thursday, 1 p.m. Wayne Edger ton at email@example.com
Open Positions on Sun City Aliante Committees
T h e A r c h i t e c t u r a l R e v i e w Committee has one position for a home on its committee. The Communications Committee has two open positions on its c o m m i t t e e . T h e E l e c t i o n
C o m m i t t e e h a s o n e o p e n position on its committee. The Finance Committee has two open positions for homeowners on its committee. The Lifestyle Committee has one open position for a homeowner on its committee.
Here is a brief description of Committee responsibilities:
Architectural Review Committee - Reviews owner site/home exterior change requests to ensure they comply with community standards of aesthetics and quality C o m m u n i c a t i o n s C o m m i t t e e - O v e r s e e s t h e w e b s i t e , h o l d s Communications Committee events and assists the Editor of The Breeze. Election Committee - Oversees the BOD Candidate Election process including the counting of the ballots and the certiﬁcation of election results. Finance Committee - Ensures the Association's ﬁnances and budgets are secure, and the Association is in compliance with state and federal laws. Lifestyle Committee – Assists Lifestyle Director in overseeing the Chartered Clubs and Special Interest Groups.
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.
You can pick up “Sun City Aliante Committee Interest Application” at the Front Desk or in the Customer Service Oﬃce. In addition, you can print oﬀ an application from the website at www.suncityaliante.org. Once you have logged into the website, "mouse-over" the “Documents” menu item, then click on "Commonly Used Forms” and select and print the "Committee Interest Application." Complete the application form and return it to the Front Desk.
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e r n N e v a d a 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 Plaza Hotel and Casino in March 2023.
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that S u n C i t y A l i a n t e h a s b e e n nominated by the Community Associations Institute (CAI) as t h e S o u t h
WHY A REVERSE MORTGAGE LOAN SHOULD BE IN YOUR FINANCIAL PLAN
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 March 1.
SNACK ‘N’ LEARN
WHY EVERY SENIOR NEEDS A LONG -TERM HEALTH CARE PLAN
Thursday, March 9, 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 March 7.
LEARN HOW THE MEDICARE “BIRTHDAY RULE”
MAY SAVE YOU MONEY ON PREMIUMS…
Monday, March 13, 11 a m
Have you heard about the Medicare “Birthday Rule?” Are you aware that you may be able to change your Medicare Supplement to another plan with a lower premium without underwriting during your birth month starting now?
Join Andrea and Brandon Scott on March 13 to learn about this rule and how it may save you money on premiums and additional new moneysaving programs.
Did you know that you may be eligible for a new savings program that oﬀers you the popular medication Eliquis for free? Also, did you know if you have breathing problems, you may be able to participate in a new program that oﬀers COPD Inhaler medication at low or non-cost?
Do not miss the opportunity to learn about changes in Medicare that may directly impact your ﬁnances.
Please register at the Front Desk by March 11.
HELP IS AVAILABLE IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING LOW VISION PROBLEMS
Tuesday, M arch 14, 11 a.m.
If you are struggling with vision problems, you may be a candidate who is eligible for Low Vision Rehabilitation. Join Chelsey Collins, Occupational Therapist with Centennial Hills Hospital, to learn more about this rehabilitation program.
Low vision rehabilitation is an education and training process for people who have a low-vision condition that cannot be corrected by glasses, contact lenses or corrective surgery Find out more about the training programs designed for practical, functional solutions to challenges that arise because of a person's limited eyesight.
Please register at the Front Desk by March 12.
IN THESE UNCERTAIN TIMES… IS YOUR RETIREMENT SECURE?
Wednesday, M arch 15, 11 a.m.
Come join us and learn how to protect your retirement. This Lunch 'n' 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 March 13.
SNACK ‘N’ LEARN
DOC TALK – IMPORTANT WOMEN'S HEALTH ISSUES
Thursday, M arch 16, 10 a.m.
During the next Doc Talk, expert providers from Intermountain Health Care will share tips on Women's Health, plus simple lifestyle habits you can adopt to take charge of your health.
In addition, they will discuss facts about life-threatening diseases, such as Ovarian Cancer, Breast Cancer and Colon Cancer, and preventive measures that can be taken for early detection, such as genetic testing.
The event will be educational and highly interactive, so bring your questions and curiosity for a group discussion.
Please register at the Front Desk by March 14.
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SOLAR ENERGY FORUM – GET THE FACTS ON HOW YOU CAN SAVE MONEY Thursday, March 16, 7 p.m.
Until now, people in Nevada have never had a choice regarding where or how they purchased electricity; now they do.
Did you know most anyone can get solar with no money down, and pay less than they are paying NV Energy?
Join Jay Wilson at 7 p.m. on March 16 and ﬁnd out from an expert whether solar might be a good ﬁt for you. Having solar will give you control of your electricity costs and protect you from the rising rates of the utility You know exactly what you will be paying for years to come!
This informative seminar will include information about the following:
• How solar works here in Nevada
• What it takes to qualify
• Common myths about solar
• Things to watch out for
• Timelines and Expectations
We want to make this seminar informative and primarily an open forum for discussion and questions. Since 2020, California has required all new homes to be equipped with a solar system. That trend is moving nationwide and will likely be in Nevada soon. Come join us; so, you can understand why renewable energy is so important for generations to come!
Please register at the Front Desk by March 14.
FREE ESTATE PLAN & TRUST WORKSHOP
Friday, March 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 March 15.
AARP SAFE DRIVING CLASS
Saturday, March 18, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Peter Velasco, an AARP volunteer instructor, will conduct an AARP Safe Driving Class for residents over age 50, March 18 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. The cost is $20 for AARP members and $25 for non-members. The fee must be paid by check, payable to AARP, at the start of the class.
The class is approved by the State of Nevada DMV You will receive a certiﬁcate valid for three years and an insurance discount (the amount determined by your insurance.) The seminar is limited to 30 people.
Please register at the Front Desk by March 16.
KNOWLEDGE IS POWER – FINANCIAL STRATEGIES FOR WOMEN
Wednesday, March 22, 11 a.m.
No matter the kinds of goals women have, generations they belong to, or personal situations they are in, women can reach these goals and achieve ﬁnancial freedom.
Some steps to get there are tried and true strategies that can help keep budgets and bills in shape. Others depend on sticking to plans and staying accountable.
Join Greg Adams, a Financial Advisor for Ameriprise Financial, and you will learn about four ﬁnancial considerations for women - and strategies to address them.
• Income Gap
• Longer Lifespan
• Multiple Roles & Responsibility
• Changes that Impact Finances
Please register at the Front Desk by March 20.
SNACK ‘N’ LEARN
LEARN HOW TO NAVIGATE THE SUN CITY ALIANTE WEBSITE
Monday, March 27, 10 a.m.
The Sun City Aliante Communications Committee invites you to a Snack 'n' Learn Seminar on March 27 at 10 a.m. to familiarize you with the new website (suncityaliante.org). Here is your chance to become computer savvy on the site. Please bring your laptop, iPad or cell phone to the seminar to make this a hands-on experience.
The website is a great resource for the entire community During the seminar, you will learn how to navigate the site and ﬁnd useful information, such as the monthly calendar, photos and bios of the Board members,
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and much more. Light snacks will be served.
If you have never logged into the website, please come at 9:30 a.m. One of the committee members will get you set up before the presentation begins.
Please register at the Front Desk by March 24.
TIPS ON PREVENTING A BURGLARY IN YOUR HOME
Tuesday, March 28, 11 a.m.
It is important to be take extra precautions to safeguard the security of your home and ensure you are not an easy mark for a robbery Join Cory Ayres, of Security Plus Las Vegas, to learn important tips on how to stop a theft before it happens and best practices to avoid becoming a victim.
In addition, learn about his burglar-proof products. He specializes in indestructible security front doors, back doors, sliding glass and French doors, custom and security windows and doors – designed and engineered to prevent burglaries and intrusions. Plus, his screens reduce solar energy, save on A/C costs and have a Lifetime Guarantee. They cannot be cut, kicked or pried open.
His company is on a mission to make security screens more aﬀordable. To this end, he oﬀers discount prices to Sun City Aliante residents.
Please register at the Front Desk by March 26.
OF ANNUNITIES: SEPARATING FACTS FROM FICTION
Wednesday March 29, 11 a.m.
Annuities like many things have changed over the years; and often retirees today are confused regarding whether an annuity might be right for them; and if so, which one is right for you or perhaps, more importantly, avoiding the ones that aren't right for you.
With the 2022 change in interest rates and stock market volatility, we see this information being more relevant now than any other recent period of time. Attend this seminar and learn about:
• The several diﬀerent types and primary uses of annuities
• The diﬀerent beneﬁt areas that annuities are designed to provide value in
• The annuities we see commonly provide the greatest value to retirees
• What retirement planning areas an annuity can provide beneﬁts in
• What to know & ask before buying an annuity
Attend this Lunch & Learn, presented by Adam Goodman of Goodman Lifetime Wealth Strategies to learn more about annuities, which could help you determine if and how an annuity might ﬁt into your retirement planning needs.
Please register at the Front Desk by March 27.
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
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Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
The next quarterly meeting of the Inter Club Council will be held on Friday, March 3 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. in the Vista Room.
Seating will be limited, so you will need to make a reservation through the Front Desk at 702-638-5063.
We are pleased to announce we will have the following special guest speakers at the March 3, ICC Meeting.
Lori Heeren, Executive Director of the Nevada SPCA, will discuss volunteers opportunities with her organization.
Lon Kruger, former Men's Basketball Coach for UNLV and the University of Oklahoma, will discuss Coaches vs. Cancer, a collaborative program between the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches.
Anyone interested in Volunteer Opportunities with either of these Organizations is welcome to attend.
Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
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ENTERTAINMENT NOW PLAYING
FRIDAY, MARCH 31, 6 p.m. VISTA ROOM
COST: Residents $20; Guests $25
Based on the hit column, Las Vegas Weekly Confessions of a Showgirl Maren Wade is jumping oﬀ the page to the stage. Starring from NBC's , this cabaret brings to life the America's Got Talent quirky, hilarious and unﬁltered account of a modern-day showgirl, onstage and oﬀ.
This showgirl confesses to what it was like working with Wayne Newton Mariah Carey , getting stuck in a birthday cake, meeting , impersonating a impersonator and much more. Madonna
The show is musically directed by Keith Thompson (Jersey Boys, Mamma Mia, We Will Rock You) and features a variety of music from pop, jazz, musical theatre to one of a king medleys and originals.
You will laugh, cry and leave inspired as takes you on a Maren Wade journey through modern-day Vegas, redeﬁning what it really means to be a showgirl.
EARL TURNER –THE ULTIMATE SHOWMAN
Barry White, Babyface and Bruno Mars, The Encore
Wednesday, April 12, 2023
The Smith Center, Myron’ Cabaret Cost: $45 Residents; $50 Guests (Price includes show ticket, transportation and driver gratuity.) Depart Sun City Aliante: 5 p.m.
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Purchase your tickets at the Front Desk now THIS SHOW WILL SELL OUT!
Join us as Earl Turner presents Barr y White, Babyface and Bruno Mars The Encore What began as a show featuring songs, evolved into show featuring three of Earl's favorite artists This per formance covers almost 50 years of music beginning in the 1970s to current day
y White was a two-time Grammy winner known for his bass-baritone voice and romantic image. Babyface, is an American singer songwriter, and record producer. Bruno Mars, is an American singer-songwriter record producer musician, dancer, and music video director
COME PAINT WITH VIVIAN
Bring Out "The Artist in YOU"
March 1, 2023, 6 - 8 p.m., Vista Room
Sponsored by the Veterans Auxiliary
Join the members of the Veterans Auxiliary for an evening of painting and enjoyment with Dr Vivian Fully on Wednesday, March 1 from 68 p.m.
Even if you thought you could never be an artist, you may be surprised! Just a little coaching from Vivian will 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.
Her passion for art began when she took her ﬁrst art class at Santa M a r i a J u n i o r C o l l e g e , a n d afterwards, she won ﬁrst place at a Lompoc, California Art Gallery She went on to earn a BFA degree in Art and Design with a concentration in 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 Texas, San Antonio. In addition, she a c q u i r e d d e g r e e s i n S c i e n c e , a M a s t e r ' s i n E d u c a t i o n a n d a n Educational Counseling Degree.
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.
Come Meet the Advertisers in The Breeze in the Vista Room
Thursday, March 30, 2023 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
The Communicatio ns Committee and The Breeze magazine are hosting a Free Advertisers Meet 'n' Greet for all residents on Thursday, March 30 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Vista Ballroom. This exciting event is sponsored by VISTA PARK, Resort Lifestyle Communities, a luxurious, independent retirement community designed exclusively for adults 55 and over.
CALL FOR ARTS & CRAFTS SHOW EXHIBITORS
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 A l i a n t e C o m m u n i t y C e n t e r. 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 non-residents. 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, ﬁrst-served 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 702-6385000.
This event oﬀers a unique opportunity for residents to meet with all the advertisers who are featured in The Breeze on an informal basis. You will have a chance to speak directly with company representatives and ask questions about their products and services.
I n a d d i t i o n , a d v e r t i s e r s w i l l o ﬀ e r F R E E d o o r prizes during the event. Residents who visit all of the advertiser's tables and get their signatures will receive a coupon and be e l i g i b l e t o w i n F R E E prizes.
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Julie Tomlin, seated, is pictured with Art Instructor Vivian Fully
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L. OETTINGER – CAPTURES THE MAGIC OF THE STARS
By Trish Williamson
I was delighted to meet with resident Kathleen Oettinger, an exceptional artist, who currently has a solo exhibit on display through April 2 in the Centennial Hills Library. I hope you will visit the exhibit.
“My intention for this solo show is to send more love and healing into the world. The works, and each step in their creation, even to the individual stitches, were done with that hope. I see them as a merging of religious iconography and mandalas that can be used to ﬁnd a space for centeredness and connection in any given moment,” Kathleen
Art was a healing modality for Kathleen to deal with issues, especially during her teenage years. “I integrated art into every aspect of my life. I was never not in that art space,” she said.
From her earliest years Kathleen Oettinger remembers the nursery rhyme, “Star light, star bright, the ﬁrst star I see tonight; I wish I may, I wish I might, have the wish I wish tonight,” and how she gazed with wonderment into the alluring night sky
You might say Kathleen was blessed to ﬁnd her passion at a very young age. She was surprised at Kindergarten graduation with an art award. She instinctively drew a cat on a rug with one and two-point perspectives. “I received a lot of positive attention; that was the beginning for me,” Kathleen noted.
The biggest inspirations on her art, she reﬂected, were the Impressionist artist Vincent Van Gogh. She was particularly moved by The Starry Night and has recreated her own self-portrait of Van Gogh's masterpiece Kathleen also credits Hilma Af Klint, a Swedish artist and mystic, whose abstract expressionism had a strong inﬂuence on her work.
Also, inspired by her Finnish heritage, after graduating Pratt Institute with a BFA in Printmaking, she focused on creating wood cuts depicting women mentioned in the Kalevala, the national epic poem of Finland.
“My goal as an artist,” Kathleen said, “is to invite viewers into a journey of their own. Through my art I seek to communicate with them in a way that supports a sense of belonging within the mystery we inhabit together.”
Over the years, her use of artistic materials has changed – from pencil drawings to wood cuts, to watercolors, to oil paintings, to fabrics and other embellishments.
Her newest solo exhibit, at Centennial Hills Library, was inspired by stunning images from the Hubble Telescope and the James Webb Space Telescope. She used various layers of ﬁber, stitching, beads and sequins to create a graphic, compelling artist's impression of the cosmos.
“When I looked at the Hubble photographs, they were so beautiful to me. The whole Hubble series reﬂected peace and harmony The James Webb photographs made me feel joy and gratitude,” Kathleen explained.
A s a p r o f e s s i o n a l a r t i s t , K a t h l e e n h a s received many awards and recognitions. She is very proud of her involvement with former First Lady Roslyn Carter's organization, Every Child By Two Kathleen received an award from Mrs. Carter for her creativity and service to American children in her work as editor and art editor A big part of her life as an artist was being involved with The Women's Caucus for Art. As a Board member, she was privileged to represent the organization at the Fourth United Nations World Women's Conference held in Beijing, China. But perhaps, her proudest moment was when Kathleen was selected as the feature artist of the Contemporary F i n n i s h - A m e r i c a n A r t i s t S e r i e s b y F i n l a n d i a U n i v e r s i t y i n Hancock, Michigan.
E d u c a t o r, m a r r i a g e & family therapist, d r u g a n d a l c o h o l c o u n s e l o r, s p i r i t u a l director, editor and columnist are some of the other pursuits K a t h l e e n h a s embraced as part of h e r l i f e - l o n g experience. Her love of learning is evident in the many degrees she has accumulated t o b e c o m e a l l s h e wants to
In every aspect of her career, Kathleen has never deviated from her passion. “I want to use my gifts to help people heal and reach their full potential whether it is though art, my work with the church, being a marriage and family therapist or being a wife and mother.”
Kathleen and her husband, Frank, are blessed with three daughtersMeredith, Melanie and Megan – and six grandchildren.
Congratulations on your exhibit, Kathleen! Please continue to look to the stars. Please visit her exhibit at the Centennial Hills Library, located at 6711 N. Buﬀalo Dr, on Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.- 8 p.m. or Friday-Sunday, 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.
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SUN CITY ALIANTE BOD SECRETARY SONJA BANKSTON- CULLEN HONORED BY THE CLARK COUNTY COMMISSION
We a r e p r o u d a n d excited to announce S o n j a B a n k s t o nCullen - Secretary of the Sun City Aliante Board of Directorswas named by Clark C o u n t y C o u n t y C o m m i s s i o n t o b e h o n o r e d f o r h e r achievements during a ceremony celebrating Black History Month. T h e c e r e m o n y w a s held on February 7 at 9 a . m . a t t h e C l a r k C o u n ty G o v er n men t Center, Commission Chambers, at 500 S. Grand Central Parkway, Las Vegas.
Sonja received a Medallion Award, presented by Clark County Commissioner Marilyn Kirkpatrick, on behalf of the entire Commission and Clark County. She also received a Kente Cloth, a weaved cloth which was a cultural tradition of the Asante worn exclusively to dress kings and their courts.
Sonja was honored during Black History Month for her exemplary service as a member of the Sun City Aliante Board of Directors, her devotion to community service, and her distinguished career as a leader and educator for the California public education system, serving as a teacher, principal of high schools and middle schools, and serving in the Oﬃce of Special Projects and Human Resources where she oversaw funding and compliance for 33 schools and the Central Oﬃce.
Thank you, Sonja, for all your extraordinary service.
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Members of the Clark County Commission are pictured with the distinguished Black History Month Honorees. Sonja Bankston-Cullen, Secretary of the Sun City Aliante Board of Directors, received this prestigious honor. She is shown ﬁfth from the far left.
Sonja Bankston-Cullen (far left) thanks the Commissioners. On her right are two other honorees and Commissioner of the Clark County Commission Marilyn Kirkpatrick
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ALIANTE CLASSY CHEFS
Aliante Classy Chefs held last month's meeting on Tuesday, February 7. They celebrated a Valentine's Day theme with Karen Baird in charge of the decorations. The table was exceptionally beautiful. Diane Lazarus made an outstanding heart-shaped meatloaf, Bill and Diane James made Roasted Potatoes, Beets and Deviled Eggs, Tina Tendy made Chocolate Dipped Strawberries, Sylvia Ross brought a Chocolate Raspberry Cake and Phyliss Minster brought a Triple Tiered Cake.
March's theme will be centered around St. Patrick's Day. Corned beef and cabbage, with green drinks and pistachio pudding are highlighting the meal.
The club usually meets the ﬁrst Tuesday of the month. The March meeting of Classy Chefs will be held Tuesday, March 7 at 9:30 a.m. in the Vista Room. For club information, call Sylvia Ross at (714)313-4046 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This article includes a photo taken during a January class. Thank you, Judy Marr, for the very informative class on glazes and how to use them.
DIAL AND TABLE TENNIS
AMERICAN MAH JONGG
Spring is just around the corner. Along with it, comes getting your new 2023 Mah Jongg card. Come out of hibernation and join members in playing the game you both love and hate. It should be fun reuniting with “old” friends and possibly making new acquaintances. For more information, please contact Arlene Harris at 914-456-9690.
The Book Club selection for March is Rooftops of Tehran by Mahbod Seraji. Join them for a discussion at the Community Center at 6:45 p.m. on Thursday, March 16. For a list of upcoming book selections, please visit their website at www.scaliante.com. For more information, please contact Jeannette Smith at 702-649-2468.
Members wish you a Happy St. Patty's Day this month! They are having a great time in ceramics painting items that will be oﬀered for sale at the May 6 Spring Arts & Craft Show. They also have items available for sale now.
Everyone is welcome to join the Ceramics Club, where their goal is to be creative with friends and neighbors while having a good time. The Club meets on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon. One of their members would be happy to show you around and answer questions... So, come to Craft Room #3 and join the fun.
CELEBRATING THE LUNAR NEW YEAR - Nearly 90 residents welcomed the Lunar New Year (Year of the Rabbit) with a celebration on Saturday, January 21. The event included a variety of activities including Line Dancing to many songs; a Fashion Show of Lunar New Year ﬁnery; a potluck dinner with appetizers, Asian dishes, entrees, & desserts; the exchange of red envelopes with many gifts; and a raﬄe of many prizes donated by the clubs.
What a great way to welcome the Lunar New Year!
LBGT - SOCIAL GROUP
The LGBT+ Social Group meets at the Community Center Activity Room on the second Wednesdays at 6 p.m. This is a SAFE SPACE to meet and enjoy the company, stories, and adventures of like-minded people Additionally, group activities such as movies, bingo, cornhole, or house parties will be available when there is group interest.
In January, the group successfully hosted their ﬁrst community-wide event, a Karaoke Dance Party There was a great turnout with line dancers, choruses, joke-tellers, two-steppers, and solo singers providing a great time. Attendees could still be heard laughing as they were leaving the event.
So, if you're a “Friend of Dorothy,” “Daughter of Bilitis,” or looking for that “Somewhere over the Rainbow,”, connect with the SCAL LGBT+ S
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For more information, please contact President Marla Chaﬃn at 503-9755249 or V.P Lynne Hartig at 702-885-5011.
Happy Valentine's Day from the Aliante Classy Chefs.
ocial Group on the second Wednesday of the month For more i n f o r m a t i o n , c o n t a c t D a n L i e s , 6 0 2 7 9 9 1 3 0 4 o r SCAlianteLGBT@gmail.com.
Free lessons --- For beginners and all novice players!!! Mondays at noon and Wednesdays at 1 p.m.
Lastly, members will be going over other future activities for the group, especially the Annual Food Drive, which will run from Thursday, April 6 through Wednesday, April 19. More information about the drive will be published in the April Breeze and look for their donation box in the lobby area in early April.
New members are always welcome. For more information about the organizations they support or about joining our group, contact Carol Hoyt at 702-647-1289 or Karen Nutto at 201-787-9391.
Players at any level and Club members are invited to come out for open play time on those same days. The instructors will also oﬀer “Skills and Drills” for players of any skill level. No signup is necessary. Contact: Sarah Smith (702-635-4629) if you have questions.
POKER TOURNAMENT SUN CITY ALIANTE SONGSTERS POKER TOURNAMENT WINNERS
Congratulations to the following winners of the Poker Tournament held on January 21.
• 1st place Nick Medeiros
• 2nd place Alan Rosenbloom
• 3rd place Cedra Reskovac
The next Poker Tournament will be held on Saturday, April 29.
Spring is just around the corner and the Sun City Aliante Songsters and Aliante Treble Makers (ATM a cappella group of Songsters members) are hard at work preparing for their upcoming concert, “The Music in My Life.”
SENIORS WITH WARM HEARTS
Seniors with Warm Hearts will be busy this month with many activities. On Thursday, March 2 and Friday, March 3, members will volunteer at Somerset Academy Aliante to read to the students in various classrooms and grade levels in conjunction with Nevada Reading Week.
The next meeting will be on Thursday, March 16 at 11 a.m. when the group will have a guest speaker, Dale Darcas of Serving Our Kids Foundation. He will talk to the members about what the organization is doing to help elementary school children with food insecurities as well as the future for Serving Our Kids. At the same meeting, they will ﬁnalize the volunteer list for bagging meals for Serving Our Kids later in the month.
Please mark your calendars now for the 7 p.m. performances on Friday, April 21 and Saturday, April 22. Tickets are $10.00 each and will be available for purchase from Songster members. Keep an eye out for ticket sales dates in the “eBlast.”
The Sun City Aliante Songsters are a non-proﬁt chorus of 40 seniors who love to sing and/or play instruments.
If you are interested in joining the Songsters, or have any questions, please call or text Director Lorraine Zanello at (702) 460-9583 or email at Lcompozr@aol.com.
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Vicky Ingertson with Nick Medeiros Cedra Reskovac and Vicky Ingertson
Members of Seniors with Warm Hearts volunteered recently at Street Teens. They helped sort some of the inventory they had on hand and enjoyed a tour of their facility
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Experiencing the Metaverse
P l e a s e c o n s i d e r a t t e n d i n g t h e next Technology Club meeting on Thursday, March
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M e t a v e r s e a n d e x p e r i e n c i n g i t with the Oculus Quest Headset.
T h e M e t a v e r s e describes a highly immersive virtual world where people gather to socialize, work and play. The potential of the Metaverse is so great that Facebook changed its name to Meta and is investing billions to create its Metaverse.
The Technology Club will use the Oculus Quest headset to allow you to experience the Metaverse. This will provide meeting attendees a glimpse of the future of the Metaverse.
Come to this club meeting and learn about the future of the Metaverse.
For more information, please contact Wayne Headrick at 725-227-3441 and email@example.com.
Spring is just around the corner and I am looking forward to warmer weather
I hope you will come out and join us for our monthly meeting on Tuesday, March 21, 2023 at 6 p.m. in the Vista Room. We will have a guest speaker, Brenda Morris, Director of the SE Nevada Honor Flight. Brenda has been with the program for the last ten years. Also, club member Ray Wong will be part of the program. Ray is an Army Veteran who has made the Honor Flight. He will share with us some of his experiences.
Wanda Tacey, acting Vice-Chair, will present our new slate of Oﬃcers and conduct the election. Please come and participate in voting for your next year's club oﬃcers.
A really exciting event is happening this month. On Thursday, March 23, 2023, we will have our ﬁrst ever “Visiting With Vets” coﬀee. It will be from 8-10 a.m. in the Activities Room. We will provide coﬀee and breakfast pastries, while people have the opportunity to talk and get to know each other If you know someone who is not a vet, but her or she would like to come along, please bring them. See you there!
Important dates for March:
• Navy Reserve Birthday – March 3
• Hug a G.I. Day – March 4
Go give that veteran family member a GREAT BIG HUG!
• Birthday – March 5
• K-9 Veterans Day – March 13
• American Legion Birthday – March 15
I am proud to be a member of the American Legion for over 25 years.
• Rosie The Riveter Day – March 21… Remember those Posters?
• Medal of Honor Day – March 25Seabee
• National Vietnam War Veterans Day – March 29
A special tribute to our club members who are Vietnam War Veterans. 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, March 21, 2023 at 6 p.m. in the Vista Room. Hope to see you there!
Pat Goeppinger, Acting Chair, The Veterans Club of Sun City Aliante
The Veterans Auxiliary held a meeting on Tuesday, January 17 in the Vista Room. They discussed the wonderful trip in December to the VA Hospital to deliver lap blankets to the patients there. It was the ﬁrst time since the pandemic that members were allowed to actually go into rooms and visit with the Veterans.
By the time this issue of The Breeze goes to print, the Auxiliary, along with the Veterans Club of Sun City Aliante, will have sponsored the Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, February 18. At the January meeting, volunteers signed-up to help with the event, and the Auxiliary announced they planned to hold a Donation Drive to Help USA transitional veteran housing. Items such as paper towels, toilet paper and breakfast items were collected.
Several members took a tour of the Genesis transitional apartments (Help USA) on January 18 given by their Director of Social Services, Gerson Pedrozo. Members were impressed by the eﬀorts made by HELP USA to help homeless veterans.
Volunteer sign-ups and plans for the “Paint with Vivian” event on March 1 were also discussed at the January meeting.
The Veterans Auxiliary regular meetings are held the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 9 a.m. in the Vista Room. The March meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 21. The Auxiliary welcomes all who are interested in helping to support our veterans and active military For further information, please email Julie Tomlin at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 208-320-8115 or Hjordy Wagner at email@example.com or call 715-529-9728.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Aliante's Classy Chefs. Meets 1st Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. in the SCAL Kitchen. Contact Sylvia Ross at 714-3134046 and email@example.com
American Mah Jongg. Meets Wednesdays and Fridays, 12:30-3:30 p.m. Contact Arlene Harris at 914456-9690 and firstname.lastname@example.org.
Art Club. Meets Tuesdays, 10 a.m. Contact K aren Franklin at 702-633-4833 and email@example.com or Peggy Totino at 702-217-5973 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Book Club. Meets the 3rd Thursday, 6:45 p.m. Contact Jeannette Smith at 702-649-2468. For book selections, visit www.scaliante.com.
Bunco Meets the 2nd Thursday, 5:30 - 8:45 p.m. Contact Cathy Pierce at 209-595-0833 and cnitro3@ﬁre2wire.com or Robin Sharp at 303-6412107 and email@example.com.
Ceramics Meets Wednesdays and Saturdays, 9 a.m.2 p.m. Contact Marla Chaﬃn at 503-975-5249 and jewelr firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
Cornhole. Meets Tuesdays, 11 a.m. Contact Rebecca Anderson at 702-271-1014 and firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com.
8Ballers Billiards. Meets Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays, 10 a.m.-noon. Contact Vic Anderson at 321557-5437 and firstname.lastname@example.org.
Euchre. Meets Mondays, 1 p.m. Contact Cher yl Gustin at 319-415-0471 and email@example.com.
Forget-Me -Knots. Knitting, needlework , crochet, jewelr y. Meets Mondays, 1-4 p.m. Contact Collette Stickney at 702-399-2647 and firstname.lastname@example.org or Madeline Shapiro at 702399-5347 and email@example.com.
Glass Crafters. Meets Wednesdays, 1 p.m. Contact Jill Ramsey at 702-642-8716 and firstname.lastname@example.org, or Chris Rohrer at email@example.com.
HK & F (Hand, Knee & Foot) Meets Thursdays, 1–4 p.m. Contact Carol Jones at 661-466-3478 and firstname.lastname@example.org
Hand and Foot. Meets Tuesdays, 1- 4 p.m. Contact Terri Petrie at email@example.com. or Carol jones at 661-466-3478 and firstname.lastname@example.org
Mahjong. Meets Mondays, 1-4 p.m. Contact Judy Tobor at 818-857-8948 and judytobor email@example.com
Mexican Train Dominoes. Meets Fridays, 1p.m. Contact Alanna Tiehes at 951-313-1349 and firstname.lastname@example.org or Carol Jones at 661-4663478 and email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Paper Crafting. Meets Mondays, 1-4 p.m. Contact Denise Simon at 914-907-6899 and email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pinochle Meets Tuesdays, 5:30-8:30 p.m. & Sundays 4-6:45 p.m. Contact Renee Swanson at 702-773-2283 and email@example.com.
Poker. Meets Wednesdays and Fridays, 4:15 p.m. Contact Vicky Inger tson at 951-219-9549 and firstname.lastname@example.org or Dan Schaller at 520-2334222 and email@example.com
Silver Needles and Threads. Quilting. Meets Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 9-11a.m. Contact Connie Munson at 612-810-9439 and firstname.lastname@example.org.
Solos. Social group for singles. Contact Jane Meisch at 254-702-1936 and email@example.com. or Jo Cox at 702-646-3467 and firstname.lastname@example.org
Sun City Aliante Songsters. Meets Thursdays, 3:30 –5:30 p.m. Contact Lorraine Zanello at 702-460-9583 and email@example.com or Holly Strasser at 702-3051768 and firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spades. Meets Mondays, 6 p.m. Contact Sonja Bankston-Cullen at 310-612-3340 and email@example.com
Sun City Aliante Steppers. Meets Tuesdays & Thursdays, 2 p.m. Contact Margo Young at 702-6491176 and firstname.lastname@example.org.
Table Tennis. Meets Monday-Friday, 8:30 to 10 a.m. Saturday - open play. Contact Ed Ernest at 269-5910759 and email@example.com. or Gabe Hamidian at 702-518-7580 and firstname.lastname@example.org.
Technology Club. Meets 1st Thursday, 6:30 p.m. Contact Wayne Headrick at 725-227-3441 and email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ukulele Strummers. Meets Sundays at noon. Contact Kevin Smith at 916-847-7422 and KHSNLV@gmail.com.
Veterans of Sun City. Meets 3rd Tuesday, 6 p.m. Contact Pat Goeppinger at 702-308-3489 and email@example.com
Veterans Auxiliar y of Sun City Aliante. Meets the 3rd Tuesday, 9 a.m. Contact Hjordy Wagner at 715529-9728 and hwiz firstname.lastname@example.org or Julie Tomlin at 208-320-8115.
SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS
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 email@example.com.
Aloha Hawaii. Contact Ken "Pineapple" K apono at 951-214-9849 and firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bowling. Meets Thursdays at noon at Sunset Station Bowling Center. Contact Ray Wong at 702-646-9664 and email@example.com.
Havarah. Meets to socialize & celebrate Jewish holidays. Contact Mady Shapiro at 702-399-5347 and firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
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 SCAlianteLGBT@gmail.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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