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July 2012

Sun City OroValley It’s More Than Living...It’s a Lifestyle!

Combined Study Session and BOD Meeting Tuesday, July 24, 9 AM, Vistoso Center/Apache Association Committees...... .4 Association News.................. .3 Café Specials....................... .10 Classified............................. .25 Clubs..................................... .12 Coming Events.................... .11 Extended Community.......... .25 Feature................................. .10 For Your Information........... .11 Golf......................................... .8 Hours of Operation................ .2 Memoriam............................ .12 Partnered Organizations....... .9 Thank You Corner................ .12 Town of Oro Valley.............. .25 Workshops and Classes..... .11

Happy Fourth of July!

Photo by Ron Watkins

Sun City OroValley


Published monthly by Sun City Oro Valley Community Assoc. 1565 E. Rancho Vistoso Blvd. Oro Valley, AZ 85755 520-825-3711 Board of Directors Robert Hefner, Ruth Gitzendanner, Vice President George Williams, Dick Brammell, Janice Fischer, Director Lou Gard, Director Steve Knapp, Director

Management Team

Bob Mariani, Manager, 917-8080 Joe Byron, Café Manager, 917-8074 Robin Coulter, .....Assistant General Manager, 917-8070 Mary Cunningham, Com. Area Maint. Sup., 917-8059 Julie Foerster, Resources, 917-8061 Kim Griggs, Golf Professional, 917-8053 Michael Kropf, Course Superintendent, 917-8063 Ken Sandrock, Sup., 917-8078 Pam Sarpalius, Program Director, 917-8077 Randy Trenary, Controller, 917-8060

Support Team

Jim Cundiff, Community Services, 917-8058 Lonnie Davis, Fitness Supervisor, 917-8073 Kim Green, Accounting Assistant, 917-8062 Norma Meyers, Secretary, 917-8065 Kathy Newman, Admin. Specialist, 917-8068 Chris Richard, Coordinator, 917-8069 Coco Sullivan, Coordinator, 917-8072 Social Hall Monitor........................................................................................................... 917-8066 Aquatic & Fitness Center Monitor...................................................................................917-8067

Editor, Layout and Design: Chris Richard Advertising: Norma Meyers and Chris Richard Printing By: AlphaGraphics Tipster Editorial Committee

Marge Roetzel....................................Chair Jacqueline Alger.......................... Member Harriet Diss................................... Member Arlene Douglas............................ Member Sally Evert...................................... Member Peggy Gardner............................. Member Glenda Gillespie........................... Member George Holthus............................ Member

Dale Knudson............................... Member Sharon Knudson.......................... Member Karen Koopmans......................... Member Barbara Martucci........................ Member Shirley Peterson........................... Member Tom Polley..................................... Member Del Salvaterra.............................. Member Mary Ann Stock........................... Member

To advertise in the Sun City Oro Valley Tipster, please call 917-8065 for current rates and information.

Sun City Oro Valley Community Association provides this publication for informational purposes only and neither endorses nor promotes any of the products or services advertised herein and assumes no responsibility or liability for the statements made in this publication.




Administration Office...............825-3711 ext 120 Mon.-Fri......................................................................... 7:30 AM-4:30 PM

Café Food Service to 3 PM only..........................825-3277

Sun. and Tue. ......................................................................... 7 AM-3 PM Mon., Wed. through Sat.......................................................... 7 AM-4 PM Recording of daily Café specials...................................825-3711 ext 205 Reservations............................................................................. 825-3277

Catalina Vista.........................................825-8613

Mon.-Fri................................................................................... 7 AM-9 PM Sat........................................................................................... 9 AM-9 PM Sun.......................................................................................... 9 AM-6 PM

Community Assistance­ - Loan Room

Reservations and Pick Up, Cart Barn/Loan Room Tuesday and Thursday ............................................................. 8-9 AM

Community Services............10 AM-Noon...917-8058 Consumer Referral................................917-8079

Mon. Wed. and Fri. ............................................................9:30-11:30 AM

Costume Closet Call for appointment.........818-3516 Desert Oasis..........................................825-0495 Facilities

Mon.-Fri................................................................................... 7 AM-9 PM Sat........................................................................................... 9 AM-8 PM Sun.......................................................................................... 9 AM-6 PM


Mon.-Fri............................................................................... 7AM-8:30 PM Sat...................................................................................... 9 AM-7:30 PM Sun..................................................................................... 9 AM-5:30 PM Children’s Hours: daily ...........................................................Noon-4 PM Except Thu. and Sun...............................................................Noon-2 PM

Gift Shop of Sun City............................917-8051

Mon.-Sat. ......................................................................... 9 AM-12:30 PM


Mon.-Fri..................................................................... 9 AM-Noon, 1-4 PM Sat........................................................................................... 9 AM-Noon

Posse................................. 449-0014 or 449-7970 Pro Shop................................................. 825-3110 Mon....................................................................................... 5:30 AM-5 PM Tues...................................................................................... 6:30 AM-3 PM Wed., Thurs.......................................................................... 6:30 AM-5 PM Fri., Sat., Sun....................................................................... 5:30 AM-5 PM Driving Range Hours Mon., Fri., Sat., Sun........................................... 6 AM-1/2 hour before dark Tues., Thurs................................................................................ 7 AM-3PM Wed..................................................................7 AM-1/2 hour before dark

Social Hall..............................................917-8066

Mon.-Fri................................................................................... 7 AM-9 PM Sat........................................................................................... 9 AM-9 PM Sun.......................................................................................... 9 AM-6 PM

Aquatic & Fitness Center Facilities


Daily........................................................................................ 5 AM-9 PM Sun.......................................................................................... 5 AM-9 PM


Daily.................................................................................... 5 AM-8:30 PM Children’s Hours.....................................................................11 AM-1 PM

Vistoso Center....................................... 825-3711 After-hours Emergencies......................825-1161 If you encounter something in the common areas or golf course needing immediate attention (e.g. a broken irrigation head) and the Administration Office is closed, please report the issue to a building monitor. However, if a situation like this occurs after all the buildings are closed, please contact the emergency line.

Association News From The Board of Directors

Our MISSION as the SCOVCA Board is to lead in maintaining and enhancing the quality of life in Sun City Oro Valley as an active adult community. All Board minutes, agendas and reports are available online and in the SCOV Library. Board meetings are open to residents. Project Budgets —What’s the Story? by Ruth Gitzendanner Too often I hear comments about how approved projects come in way over budget. There might be past examples of these cost overruns, but it is not true in recent years. Over the past four years, I have been a member of the Finance & Budget Committee, Board Treasurer and now Vice President. Every month I study the financial statements and have tracked budgets and project costs and these rumors are not true. Many cite the cost overruns of the Café/Craft project that was completed before I moved to Sun City Oro Valley. From the records of a past Board member, I learned this project was not over budget. I can say this because there was no budget. The only Board action at that time was to approve a construction bid from Far West Construction. Costs did get out of hand partially because of issues that first came to light during the project and because of Oro Valley’s rigorous building code. I reviewed all 18 projects that have been completed since November 2008 and found the following. Of those 18 projects there were only two that were significantly over budget, the front nine golf cart path and the Pickleball courts. The contract for the golf cart path was initiated before Bob Mariani was hired. It was over budget by $55,139 because the contract bid was based on lineal feet and there were more lineal feet than the contractor estimated. Evidently, that contract did not make the contractor responsible for his error. Secondly, the Pickleball court project came in at $14,369 over bid because a break in the irrigation line caused ground saturation necessitating parking lot repairs that were completed at the same time.(This would indicate the importance of our current project to redo the irrigation system). The other recent projects came in slightly over and under budget. The net amount is approximately 1% under budget. This is the result of the Board recognizing that project costs had to be better controlled. Management and the Properties Committee developed a project management procedure that has kept project costs under control and within budget. Based on the recent records, I am confident that future projects, including an expansion/renovation of our fitness center, will be completed within, or very close to the budget approved by the Board.

Join The Ultimate Neighborhood Watch

Keep our neighborhood safe. Join the Posse. Call Del 825-9681 or John Njaa 825-5486 today. Sun City Oro Valley Tipster, July 2012

Bob Mariani - General Manager

Communication by Bob Mariani

I’m sure we can all agree that good communication is very important to the success of a relationship, business or community such as SCOV. I’m writing this article to not only stress the importance of communication, but to also bring attention to your Communication Committee that has a new chairman and members. The Communication Committee that was in place during the past year performed hours and hours of volunteer work to reach the residents by listening and conveying information the best they were able. The members of this committee were given accolades by many, yet criticized by others. My thought is the criticism came mostly for, in a sense, doing their job too well. The phrase I’ve heard several times is “they shoved it down our throat”. It’s a shame that occurred, but perhaps that reaction will serve as lessons learned. When I state lessons learned, I don’t mean just for the Communications Committee members. I mean for all of us. It’s important to listen carefully and consider sources before passing judgment. Don’t take information presented verbally or in writing without reasonably scrutinizing what you are hearing or reading. There are many less than factual rumors circulating at all times, so ask questions and get the real facts before you pass judgment so that you are better assured that you are receiving correct information. Another suggestion is to provide the Communications Committee with input. If you don’t think you are being listened to; you feel that you are not getting sufficient information; or you think you are getting overburdened with communications let the committee, Board or administration know your thoughts so that corrections can be made. Of course, not every individual desire can be met, but if a sufficient signal is conveyed that communications are not being handled in an acceptable manner, improvements can be implemented. Our goal should be to implement the best communication system possible to help sustain the best community possible.

Holiday Hours - Wednesday, July 4

Aquatic & Fitness Center............... 5 AM - 9 PM Desert Oasis.................................. 9 AM - 4 PM Catalina Vista......................................... Closed Social Hall....................................... 9 AM-9 PM Vistoso Center........................................ Closed SCOV Library......................................... Closed Pro Shop................................. 6:30 AM - 3 PM SCV Café...................................... 7 AM - 2 PM

Coffee and Conversation with the General Manager and a Board Member

Wednesday, July 18, 10 AM, Social Hall/Hopi An Informal Exchange of Information


Association Committees Committee meetings are open and all residents are welcome to attend. Active Health Committee Co-Chairs David Goodman 818-3024, Judy Bjorling 818-1296

You know it fends off heart attacks and strokes; you know it helps you avoid diabetes; you know it can slim you down; you know it benefits your brain; you know it reduces stress; you know it revs up your energy; you know it boosts your immune system; and you know it is the easiest of exercises to do. So why is it that you don’t get out there and walk regularly? You don’t have to do it alone. You don’t have to start fast. Walking with friends in your neighborhood can be fun and we’re trying to make it easy as pie. Call or email Del Balston: 825-9681 He’s organizing groups of walkers so we can have a healthier community. ARC Architectural Review Chair Rodric T. Raynor Second and fourth Tuesdays, 1 PM, Vistoso Center/Yaqui

The ARC continues to assist residents in planning, approving and finishing changes and improvements to homes and yards. Please read and follow the written Development Standards before finalizing any project. Contact the association staff, Jim Cundiff, if you have questions. Don’t forget to use the application process and get all required approvals before starting any project. Remember that the homeowner is responsible for all contractors’ work. Contractors may assist homeowners in the application process, but the resident must sign on the dotted line and will be held accountable. The ARC is approving large numbers of major home upgrades and appreciates all the cooperation we are getting from our residents. Communication Committee Chair Richard Babin 520-989-3321 June through September, meetings first Monday, 1-3 PM, Vistoso Center/Apache.

Sun City Oro Valley is unique in many ways, but it shares one characteristic with similar communities, the role that rumors play in communication. Sometimes a rumor is based on factual information that for some reason is not publicly available. More often, rumors contain little or no factual information and give rise to mistrust and misunderstanding. The job of the Communications Committee is to create channels for the free flow of factual information that will minimize the negative consequences of false rumors. The committee will also explore mechanisms to allow residents to check on rumors. Don’t hesitate to contact a Board member or the General Manager to determine the facts. The SCOV community will benefit from your doing so. Community Assistance Committee Chair George Holthus 818-1042; Carolyn Carson 825-1514

Aluminum Can Donations: Put those aluminum cans to work for Sun City Oro Valley. Deposit only empty, clean aluminum cans in the box outside the Social Hall Sun City Vistoso Tipster, Febraury 2011


kitchen. For safety reasons do not deposit unrinsed cans which attract bees and may become a hazard. The CAC netted fiscal year-to-date, a total income of $3,502.90 on can collections. The CAC is a group that operates the Loan Room located at the end of the Cart Barn. The Loan Room is open Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8-9 AM and offers medical equipment, roll away beds, cots, children’s items, tables and chairs for loan to Sun City residents. You may make a reservation for items up to two months in advance at the Loan Room. The summer is a good time to visit and see what is available while the pace is slower. The Loan Room is funded by the annual Pancake Breakfast and your donations of aluminum cans. Thanks for your support.

Conservation and Energy Committee Co-Chairs Beverly Browne 825-2921 and Ed Kennedy 825-3659 Third Tuesdays, 1 PM, Vistoso Center/Yaqui

Next meeting will be September 18.

Consumer Referral Chair Don and Pat Pomeroy 825-1725 Desk Phone: 917-8079 Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9:30 AM-11:30 AM, Social Hall

Here’s how to connect to the online list of our vendors: 1. On the home page: under the Residents drop-down menu, click on Members Only. 2. Log in with your user name and password. This is also the page where you can create a new account. 3. Click on Log In. 4. Click on the last blue line, Consumer Referral List. Finance and Budget Chair Tom Wakefield 647-1452 Third Monday, 1 PM, Vistoso Center/Apache Fitness Center Committee Bob Mariani 917-8064 Meets every Wednesday, 1-4 PM, Social Hall/Papago.

Our meetings are open to all residents with discussion and ideas with residents at the end of each agenda item. All committee members have their email addresses listed on the Association website and all correspondence is welcomed, shared and reviewed. All updates are on the Association website and are distributed weekly to residents who signed up for Association listserv. The committee is now processing the results from the resident feedback questionnaire and is beginning to discuss key design parameters.

Tipster Flyer Collation

Help collate the Tipster. Once a month, residents are needed to insert flyers. Receive your Tipster early and share refreshments with us at the Auditorium. The work is usually performed on the last weekday of the month at approximately 11 AM. Call Dave or Tempe Johnson 825-6994. July 2012, Sun City Oro Valley Tipster


Gift Shop Barbara Farr 818-2105 and Sharon Henderson 825-0722 Gift Shop 917-8051 Shop Hours: Monday-Saturday, 9 AM-12:30 PM Meetings: Second Wednesday each month

Hot enough for you? The air conditioning is on in the Gift Shop so come on in and cool off. Check out Annette Greistfield’s beautiful and original cards. Annette is the Artist of the Month for July. She has a display in the center front window. Annette uses various decorations to give her cards a 3-D effect. Many of her cards are blank so they may be used for any occasion. Need a gift for a wedding, graduation, or a birthday? The various items in the Gift Shop Annette Greistfield is the July Artist are all made by residents. We of the Month. have something for everyone. Government Affairs Chair Jack Evert

No meetings are planned until fall. Landscape

Bob Cratty 825-0157 Third Wednesday, 9 AM, Vistoso Center/Yaqui

Marketing and Publicity Chair Barbara Nye Ross 818-0701 Neighborhood Pride Chair Tempe Johnson 825-6994 Third Tuesday, 2 PM, Vistoso Center/Apache Any Day Now

Any day now our monsoon season will arrive in full force. Put some much-needed rain with our summer heat, and the growth of our foliage takes off! This is a surprise to new residents to the desert, and an annual reminder to the rest of us that things really do grow here in the desert. Take note of weeds which pop up in the cracks of cement and where the sidewalk meets the street. It is the homeowner’s responsibility to get rid of those weeds and help keep our community looking nice, even in the middle of summer. Notice the roofs in your neighborhood, as strong winds can sometimes lift and move the tiles. Be a good neighbor and let others know if you see roof damage. With so many of our residents away, it’s helpful to keep an eye out for each other. Please take pride not only in your property but those of your neighbors and friends.

On The Cover... This month’s Tipster features a Vermilion Fly Catcher bird. Photo by Sun City Oro Valley resident Ron Watkins.

Sun City Oro Valley Tipster, July 2012

Posse Chair Del Balston 825-9681, Vice-Chair John Njaa 825-5486 Meetings: First Tuesday, 3 PM, Social Hall/Hopi

Posse members Bob and Myrna Simms recently departed SCOV for the summer, but before they left they had a busy night on patrol. They spotted nine open garage doors–a new record for a patrol! They are an excellent example of the many seasonal residents who contribute so much to their community while they are here. Now, with most of them away, our squad leaders will often have a tough time staffing patrols. So step up full-time residents. If you aren’t a Posse member, please join. If you are, please volunteer for more patrols. Let’s help the Oro Valley Police Department keep SCOV one of the safest places in the USA. Service Anniversaries

15 years: Reinhard and Anna Bender

Posse $20 Weekly Drawing for Service

Apr. 23: Dave Polaski; May 7: Bob and Leslie Esparza May 14: Ron and Ruby Fuhrmann; May 21: Martha and Robert Lyons; May 28: Phil and Mary Houpt Properties Chair Steve Taillie 825-8804 Third Thursday, 9 AM, Vistoso Center/Yaqui Strategic Projects Committee (SPC) Chair Ted Hood 818-2281 Meets first Wednesday each month, 1:30 PM, Vistoso Center /Yaqui

The next scheduled meeting will be in October.

Tipster Editorial Chair Marge Roetzel 825-9719 Anticipated Tipster delivery of the August issue, Tuesday, July 31. Tipster Editorial meeting Monday, July 16, 9 AM, Vistoso Center/Apache.

In this month’s Tipster you will note that some of the club names have been changed to reflect Sun City Oro Valley. Other clubs have chosen to keep their current name. It is not mandatory; it is entirely up to the individual club membership and their board to vote and approve a name change. When this occurs a copy of the change must be sent to Coco Sullivan, Facilities Coordinator, who will make the necessary document changes and to Chris Richard, Tipster editor, who will make changes in the newsletter. If you are a new submitter to the Tipster it would be extremely helpful for you to read, and continually refer to, the Tipster Article Standards, which gives guidelines to the writing of the articles. This is available online; go to our website; hold your mouse over News & Info; scroll down to Tipster Newsletter and click; then click on Article Standards. If you do not have access to a computer call Marge Roetzel, and she will see that you receive a copy. Note: Submit articles via the Internet form no later than the 8th of each month.


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Sun City Vistoso Community Association, Inc. DBA Sun City Oro Valley


Community Association

Statement of Revenues & Expenses and the Results of Operations

Revenues: Annual H.O. Fees Capital Contribution Fee Golf Revenues Activities Revenues Café Revenues Interest Income Other Income Gross Revenues Asset Reserve Contribution Capital Fund Contribution New Capital Acquisitions Restricted Use Revenues Net Operating Revenues Expenses: Wages & Benefits Cost of Sales Utilities Repair & Maint. Supplies & Expenses Net Operating Expenses Results of Operations

11 Months 2011-12




$ $ $ $ $ $ $ $

234,903 37,320 101,146 7,155 43,935 2,022 15,407 441,888

$ 3,633,937 $ 201,372 $ 1,110,461 $ 141,648 $ 550,050 $ 20,357 278,535 $ $ 5,936,360

$ $ $ $ $ $ $ $

3,633,937 146,170 1,148,115 130,050 496,300 9,500 191,558 5,755,630

$ $ $ $ $

(37,478) 404,410

$ (950,000) $ (100,000) $ (14,935) $ (266,661) $ 4,604,764

$ $ $ $ $

(950,000) (100,000) (10,700) (146,170) 4,548,760

$ $ $ $ $ $

207,185 30,184 68,782 12,817 93,513 412,481

$ 2,328,187 $ 303,807 699,264 $ 109,603 $ $ 945,482 $ 4,386,343

$ $ $ $ $ $

2,329,928 252,865 741,591 114,998 993,644 4,433,026







Above is a summary of the Revenues and Expenses and the Results of Operations for the first 11 months of the 2011-12 fiscal year. Also included this month is Golf Course Revenues a chart comparing golf revenues from last year to the Golf Course Revenues For the First 9 Months of the Fiscal Year current year. A copy of the report in greater detail can For the First 11 Months of the Fiscal Year be found at our website, Golf Course Revenues Golf Course Revenues For the First Months of Months the2011-12 Fiscal YearFiscal Year 2010-11Select the Board Meeting and Financial Information For11the First 10 of the 2011-12 2010-11 page, scroll to the bottom, and select the month’s fi$569,774 $616,274 Pre-Paid Rounds nancial reports you wish to view. There are also cop$705,582 $760,515 Pre-Paid Rounds 2011-12 $57,839 2010-11 $62,698 2011-12 2010-11 Resident Daily ies of the monthly Financial Statements and a copy of Resident DailyRounds Rounds $79,013 $79,000 $705,582 $648,228 $760,515 $698,382 Pre-Paid Rounds the Annual Budget for the 2011-12 fiscal year in the Pre-Paid Rounds Public Daily Rounds $168,718 $170,585 Public Daily Rounds $217,913 $221,467 Resident Daily Rounds $79,013 $70,709 $79,000 $72,412 Library located at the Vistoso Center. Resident Daily Rounds If you are interested in more information regarding Public Daily Rounds $217,913 $221,467 PublicTotals Daily Rounds $198,137$1,060,982 $201,922 Totals $1,002,508 $796,331 $849,557 the community’s finances, we encourage you to attend the Finance and Budget Committee meeting which Totals $1,002,508 $917,074 $1,060,982 $972,716 Totals will be held Monday, July 16, 1 PM, Vistoso Center/ Apache. If you have any questions, please feel free to call me at 917-8060, or email me at Randy Trenary, Controller Sun City Vistoso Tipster, Febraury 2011


July 2012, Sun City Oro Valley Tipster


Robin Coulter - Assistant Manager Behind the Scenes, Part I

Your administrative staff works daily on your behalf, so you know some of their duties. Over the next couple of months I’m going to talk about some aspects of their behind the scene duties of which you may not be aware. Let’s start with Norma­—she is Ms. SCOV and the friendly face engaging people in Vistoso Center. You know she will notarize documents, but you may not know she prepares the building to receive residents and closes it down at the end of each day. She is also relentless in her pursuit to get the best deal when ordering offices supplies. When it’s time to honor individuals in the community, Norma works with the trophy company for just the right plaque. Do you find the advertisements in the Tipster helpful? Norma sells those ads. She invoices the vendor. She makes sure the Tipster advertising is a valuable tool. Norma also received recognition (and a little cash award) for suggesting a change in the way advertisers receive their tear sheets, resulting in a significant savings to the Association. In the library our part-time librarian, Carol Wittels, provides an excellent resource of books, DVDs, puzzles and magazines. She manages a large volunteer staff, but did you know she usually has a trunk full of books? She is on the quest for good buys at Costco, Barnes and Noble and Bookman’s. Once, when she was making her rounds selling and buying books, she had a flat tire and all those books had to be unloaded from the trunk to make the repair. Even with all this going on, residents receive a greeting (maybe a piece of candy) and have a wonderful resource in our library. Pam Sarpalius - Programs/Facilities Director This and That

I hope you will attend the Association/Sun City Singers Event on July 4th. This is always a great show with a great turn-out. I am presently working with Golder Ranch Fire Department and the Arizona State Museum for several free presentations that will be held in August. As soon as I have confirmation dates, you will be informed. Changes are coming to the Social Hall Native American rooms and the kitchen in the Navajo room. This will result in some clubs being canceled for a week or so. Your cooperation. during these updates will be appreciated. Many current projects will culminate by summer’s end. Jim Cundiff - Community Services A Change

The Sun City Oro Valley Neighborhood Pride Committee in conjunction with the Architectural Review Committee modified its tour dates effective June 1, 2012. This change should make it friendlier than the former system. The NPC will still tour each month, but now any issue that is found will be held for 30 days. This gives the resident time to correct any issue before it is inspected again. If the issue has not been corrected in that 30-day period, a letter will be sent to the resident. This will hopefully cut down on the picky issue that so many residents have spoken to me about. I know all Sun City Oro Valley Tipster, July 2012

residents will continue to keep SCOV as pristine as it looks today. As most residents know, the monsoon season is a time of rapid growth for desert trees, plants and weeds. It is not unusual that residents may need to trim and weed each month during the monsoon summer months. Please take it upon yourselves to make sure your trees and plants are not spilling into your neighbor’s yard. If your tree or bush is dropping leaves or other debris on your neighbor’s yard, be kind and have your landscaper clean it up. I would like to remind residents that all hedges need to be maintained at a height of six feet or less. After spraying weeds they need to be removed after they have died. If you have any questions give me a call. My office door is open 10 AM-Noon, Monday thru Friday. Sun City Oro Valley Café News

Dinners this month: Endless Soup and Salad Wednesday, July 11, 4:30-6:30 PM, $6.50 pp and Endless Pasta Night, Wednesday, July 25, 4:30-6:30 PM, $7.95 pp. Join us, no reservations needed. May Housing Resale Information

Unit # 1 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 5 5 6 7 12 12 12 12 12 14 17 17 17 18 18 18A 18A 18A


For the Month






18 Total sold in 2011 - 123


Welcome New Neighbors Name From Carol Scotti Oro Valley, AZ B. P. & Thelma Hildebrand Mesa, AZ Edna & David Ethen Tucson, AZ James & Melanie Huppert Crystal Lake, IL Larry Walker Clive, IA Rodney & Deborah Huffman Bellingham, WA Arlene Wosnitzer & Kathy Smith Tucson, AZ Claude & Mary Janus Barre, VT Gunner & Monika Danielson Honolulu, HI Sally Schuneman Tucson, AZ Barbara Gorrell Brush, CO John & Peggy Colson Tucson, AZ James & Emily DiCosola Park Ridge, IL Beverly Kohfeld Norton, KS Donald Bracken & Dawn Brazil South Lyon, MI Thomas Bethea & Bonnie Blodgett Chicago, IL Robert & Dorothy Thurmond Tumwater, WA Ronald & K. Elaine Brown Oro Valley, AZ William & Linda Wilkes Tucson, AZ Michael Goggin Elgin, IL Jeanine Di Somma Oro Valley, AZ John & Cherry Sand Boulder, CO Steven & Mary Lingo Sun City West, AZ Gary Rutledge Keizer, OR Howard Ray Tucson, AZ Barrie & Alice Shabel Murrysville, PA Charles & Heidrun Means Anderson, IN


Lonnie Davis - Recreation and Fitness Mental Health Benefits of Exercise and Fitness

• Exercise improves your sleep. Poor sleep is not an automatic consequence of aging and quality sleep is important for your overall health. Exercise often improves sleep, helping you fall asleep more quickly and sleep more deeply. • Exercise boosts mood and self-confidence. Endorphins, produced by exercise, can actually help you feel better and reduce feelings of sadness or depression. Being active and feeling strong naturally helps you feel more self-confident and sure of yourself. • Exercise is good for the brain. Exercise benefits regular brain functions and can help keep the brain active, which can prevent memory loss, cognitive decline and dementia. Exercise may even help slow the progression of brain disorders such as Alzheimer’s. Association-Sponsored Fitness: Purchase a punch card from the receptionist in the Vistoso Center, $13/10 classes. You may use this card for all Sun City Oro Valley-sponsored fitness classes. It can also be used for your guests. There is a drop-in charge if you do not have a punch card. Cardio Chair Aerobics: Tuesday, Thursday, 10:3011:30 AM, Catalina Vista. Sunrisers: Low-impact aerobics class: Monday and Wednesday, 7:15-8:15 AM, Auditorium. (Until fall) Sweat Stretch: Tuesday, Thursday, 7:30-9 AM, Auditorium. Water Aerobics: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 9-10 AM, Aquatic & Fitness Center Pool. Zumba: Thursday, 5:15 PM, Auditorium. Personal Trainer: Call Ray Jerkins 219-3561 to make an appointment. Aquatic & Fitness Center and Desert Oasis: See the Hours of Operation, page 2 of this Tipster. Tuesday, July 10, the Aquatic & Fitness Center pool and spa will be closed for cleaning and shock treatment. It will reopen the following morning at the regular time. Wednesday, July 11, the Desert Oasis pool will close at 7 AM for cleaning and shock treatment and will reopen the following morning at the regular time. Special Note from the Aquatic & Fitness Center: Thursday, July 12, 1 PM, an orientation will be held on how to use the gym equipment. Space is limited, so please sign up. See Lonnie Davis or call 917-8073.

Golf Kim Griggs - Head Golf Professional

Due to the hot weather, The Views Golf Club starting times have changed. S unday, Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday-tee times begin at 6 AM. T uesday, Wednesday and Thursdayshotguns are at 7:30 AM. All non-golfers (walkers or riders) must be off the course by these times! The driving range hours have also changed for the next few months. Please refer to page two of the Tipster, Hours of Operation. Tokens for balls may be purchased in the Pro Shop, $4/small basket-$6/large basket. The dress code for the range is the same as for Sun City Vistoso Tipster, Febraury 2011


The Views Golf Club. There have been some questions about pets on the golf course, and I wish to clarify the situation by quoting from the Homeowner’s Handbook, “The Views Golf Course is available to non-golfers to walk or sight-see outside the hours of play as indicated on the entrance signs at each cart crossing location. Bicycles, roller blades, skateboards and pets are not permitted on the course at any time.” Also, those playing in the evening hours after the Pro Shop has closed, please return the next morning and pay your appropriate fees. The snakes are out and moving around, so please be very careful and do not provoke them. If you feel a snake needs to be removed, call the Pro Shop. It is also very important to remain hydrated, drink plenty of liquids during this hot weather and don’t forget the sun screen. Pro Shop Clearance Sale: If you have not visited the Pro Shop, this is the time to do so. All golf shoes are marked down 40%; several clubs are reduced to cost, and we have a clearance rack with many great bargains. Stop in and say hello to our friendly staff and get a great deal! Michael Kropf - Superintendent

The plan for improving the fairways during the summer months involves many steps spread over the entire year. The first step was to not overseed holes #2 and #13. Skipping the overseed for one year allowed those two holes to develop a better root system, and grow into a healthy stand of Bermuda grass. The next step was to reduce the amount of seed used on the overseeded fairways to reduce the amount of competition the underlying Bermuda grass suffered during the winter months. The rest of the plan was to give the fairways a full summer of growth to develop a better root system going into the next overseed. The rye grass was chemically eliminated May 1 so that it would be completely eradicated by June 1. During June the fairways were aerified and top dressed to encourage growth of the existing Bermuda grass. At the same time, the areas that transitioned poorly were sprigged with grass removed from the roughs. By sprigging the bare areas in June, the fairways will have a full three months to grow and build reserves for the next winter. This process is not pretty and is very disruptive to play. However, the course will heal rapidly and by the middle of July should be in the best summer condition it has been in many years. The long term effort of skipping a couple holes each winter, combined with a full summer of growth this year, will make the course transition better every year. Golf Advisory Chair Preston Sheriff 825-3101 First Wednesday, 2 PM, Vistoso Center/Apache (No July or August meeting)

We want to thank Payton Davies for her leadership of the committee for the last two years. Our June meeting was a combination meeting for July as well. There will be no meeting in August. The next meeting will be September 5. July 2012, Sun City Oro Valley Tipster


The Views 18-Hole Men’s Golf Club Pres. Bob Farmer 818-1522 Membership Dick Boss 638-6644 Play: Wednesdays

July comes with new board members and plans for 2012-2013 events. Thanks to our departing board members: Pres., Bob Farmer; Treas., Chuck Shenck; Asst. Tournament, Steve Mooneyham for a job well done. 2012-2013 board members: Pres., Dave Heaps; VP, Gary Graber; Treas., Mike Gardner; Sec., Doug Kimble; Membership, Dick Boss; Tournaments and Handicap, Preston Sheriff; Asst. Tournament and Rules, Tom Porter. If you know of someone new to our community or interested in playing golf, invite them to join our Wednesdays Men League. Contact Dick Boss.

Men’s 9-Hole Golf Club Pres. Jon Olson 818-3705 Membership: Jack Saatkamp 825-4376 Play Thursdays

There will be no scheduled meetings during the summer. The next regularly scheduled meeting will be after play November 8. Members remaining in SCOV can continue to play by making their own pairings and tee times. All men, including nonresidents, are welcome to join the club. Contact Jack Saatkamp.

The Views Women’s Golf Club Pres. Mary Ellen Tovatt 818-6290 Membership Payton Davies 825-5352 Play: Tuesdays

On July 1 the new Tuesday golf course maintenance schedule goes into effect and there will only be a 7:30 AM shotgun. Our club has priority for times. To participate in summer play it is necessary to sign up in the binder in the Pro Shop. The weekly game for the summer season will be net skins. Each player must complete an individual scorecard and turn it in to the Pro Shop. Guidelines for properly filling out the card are posted on the bulletin board. Teal players will add an extra stroke to their handicap. The course will also be open to resident and nonresident players for this shotgun. The golf course will close at 12:30 PM. The driving range and Pro Shop will close at 3 PM on Tuesdays until further notice. Have a great golfing summer-wherever you may be.

SCV Women’s 9-Hole Golf Club Pres. Sharon Heaps 818-6691 Membership Kate Young 248-0030, Gerry Dugan 825-5766 Play: Thursdays

Summer fun is starting for the Lady 9ers. We tee off at 7:30 AM on Thursdays. We ask that you report in at least one half hour early. Sign up in the Pro Shop for your own foursome. We had our first fun Thursday and had bagels and delicious fresh fruit after golf. It’s hot so don’t forget to drink plenty of water.


Dogs are not permitted on the Golf Course at any time. Sun City Oro Valley Tipster, July 2012

Desert Thunder Girl’s Softball Charity Scramble Rick Sample, Kim Griggs, Randy Trenary with Mike Griggs (not shown) shot 47 as a team and won the tournament. Photo by Mike Griggs.

Partnered Organizations The items contained under this heading are provided as a service to residents by other organizations that are neither sponsored nor supported by Sun City Oro Valley Community Association, Inc. SCOVCA assumes no responsibility or liability for the information contained therein. AA Ned 407-6052 Mondays, 12:30 PM, Craft Complex/Tumbleweed Tuesdays, 7 PM, Desert Oasis/Zuni Alzheimer’s Education and Support Group Don Dittman 551-6109 Arlene Schneider 825-5741 Last Tuesday, 4 PM, Desert Oasis

Learn the basics of the disease and how to live with it.

Caregiver Support Group Coordinator: Ester Leutenberg 818-0016, First and third Fridays, 2-3 PM, Catalina Vista/Art Room Civic Association CASCVI (The Civic Association of Sun City Oro Valley Inc.) is an advocate in consumer affairs. Established in 1994 as a volunteer resident group, we have successfully dealt with the Pima County Assessor and utility companies and conducted valuable investigations such as blue pipe and roofing problems. CASCVI provides an organization where residents can request assistance with problems not covered by SCVCAI. We can be reached at or call Marty Abelson 825-3522

Residents who desire to be on our email list to receive, submit or share home maintenance information, consumer warnings and advisories, residential tax information and resident-related issues not covered by SCOVCA should submit their email addresses to Please note that we are nonpolitical and are here to serve our fellow residents. Nonresident emails will not be accepted. You must be a SCOV homeowner.


Emerge! Co-Pres. Betty Hansen 818-1779 and Elaine Deeter 825-5388 Donations Nancy Williams 818-3178 October-April, Second Tuesday, 8:30 AM, Vistoso Center/Apache

At our June meeting, which took place at Betty Hansen’s home, we again focused on the November 15 tea. The next meeting will be October 9. Our auxiliary helps and supports Emerge! which is one of the main agencies in Southern Arizona providing shelter for women and children who are victims of abuse. During the summer Nancy Williams will continue to collect donations which now include used cell/smart phones and chargers. See For Your Information section of this Tipster. Items needed this month are personal items for women, diapers and socks and underwear for both boys and girls. The crisis line at Emerge! to report domestic violence is 888-428-0101. Grief - Loss of a Spouse Coordinator: Ester Leutenberg 818-0016, Last Friday, 12-1 PM, Call for location Sun City Vistoso Foundation The Sun City Vistoso Community Foundation, a separate and independent organization from the Association, established in 1998, provides a means through which tax-deductible gifts may be channeled to support qualified health, cultural, educational and charitable needs of Sun City Oro Valley and surrounding areas. Gifts may be made at any time by check, stocks or gifts-in-kind to the Foundation, 1565 E. Rancho Vistoso Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85755 Pres. Shirley Chorney 825-8502

The Foundation’s mission is to improve the quality of life for active adults in Sun City Oro Valley and the surrounding areas through a tax-deductible channel. The Foundation congratulates board member Leslie Platt on receiving the prestigious Heroes Among Us Award. Did you know that the Foundation provided a grant to the Thimblelenas Club enabling them to purchase a new embroidery machine? Parkinson’s Support Payton Davies 825-5352 or October-May Third Wednesday 10:30 AM, Catalina Vista/Pima, Summer SCOV Café Exercise Mondays and Thursdays 4-5:30 PM, Vistoso Center/Apache

During the summer we get together for lunch and conversation the third Wednesday of every month at 11 AM, SCOV Café. We will resume regular meetings with speakers in October. Caregivers and People with Parkinson’s are welcome. In the meantime, remember to go to Ray Jerkins Parkinson’s Exercise Class. See Workshops and Classes. Vistoso Helpful Hands

More help is needed to carry the dispatch pager for the summer and fall. We will train you. If you can assist, please fill out a volunteer form at Vistoso Center; see Norma Meyers. We are continuing to sponsor bus tours and seminars in planning Later Life Living Options. To get help, dial 410-9498. When you hear the beep, enter your phone number followed by the # sign and hang up. We will call you back.

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Feature These Are Just A Few Of My Favorite Things by Glenda Gillespie, Tipster Editorial Member

The clock tower, which has the right time of day, is my favorite landmark. The Lion Fountains are forever flowing. The lap pool with the swaying palm trees has such a cooling effect. We have great December celebrations here. The Town of Oro Valley now has it’s own Holiday Parade where we can drive our golf carts with pride. My husband Dick and I enjoy taking walks and window shopping at the SCOV Gift Shop. We enjoy the beautiful views of our golf course. He plays golf and I enjoy volunteering at our own SCOV Library where I see many of our friends and neighbors. I enjoy the pool(s) on hot summer evenings, watching the moon rise over the Catalina mountains. We both enjoy singing with the Sun City Singers. We will probably go on singing as long as our voices last. I even enjoy our Tipster Editorial Committee meetings where we have lively discussions on the proper use of English and how we should edit an article. I know most of you have many more favorite things here in Sun City Oro Valley that you enjoy. On hot summer days we all can reflect on those favorite things about living in such a lovely place.

Café Specials July Special Dinners Coupons may not be used for these dinners.

Wednesday, July 11, 4:30-6:30 PM Endless Soup and Salad, $6.50 pp

Your choice of soups: creamy tomato basil, beef vegetable and Sonoran black bean soup, served with tossed green salad and bread sticks. This does not include beverages or dessert. No reservations are required. The gratuity will not be added to your bill, so please tip your server accordingly. No coupons or discounts will be accepted. Wednesday, July 25, 4:30-6:30 PM Endless Pasta Night, $7.95 pp

The offerings include your choice of spaghetti with marinara sauce, meatballs or hot Italian sausage or linguini with white clam sauce, served with bread sticks and tossed green salad. Beverages and desserts are not included. A gratuity will not be added to your bill, so please tip your server accordingly.


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Coming Events

Parkinson’s Exercise Classes

Items included in this section must be open to all residents and either be an Association-sponsored or an annual club event of interest to the entire community.

Exercise classes are held Mondays and Thursdays, 4-5:30 PM, Vistoso Center/Apache. $10/class or $50/ month. A spouse or caretaker is welcome at every class. Call Ray Jerkins 219-3561.

Special Events for Clubs

QiGong Class by Natural Health and Wellness Club

See Club article for full details.

Dinner ‘N Show, Tucson Padres, Tue., July 3, Kino Park, Tucson Sundancers, Picnic and Dance, Wed., July 4, 5:30 PM, Auditorium Sundancers, Ice Cream Social, Wed., July 11, 7 PM, Auditorium Sun City Singles, Dinner, Thu., July 12, 5:30 PM, Social Hall/Navajo Rock ‘N Roll Club, Beach Ball Dance Party, Sat., July 14, 7 PM, Auditorium Day Trippers, Free trip to WildHorse Casino, Mon., July 16, 9 AM everyone welcome Dinner ‘N Show, Back To The Past, Tue., July 17, Gaslight, Tucson Sun City Singles, Happy Hour, Fri. July 27, 5:30 PM, Social Hall/Navajo Wednesday, July 4, 2 PM, Auditorium Independence Day Concert

Enjoy the Sun City Singers Heroes Concert in the cool comfort of your Auditorium. No charge for this event. Thursday, September 20 Diamondbacks Bus trip

Relax and enjoy a day at the ballpark. Ride a luxury bus to see the D-Backs play the San Diego Padres. Bus will leave SCOV at 9:45 AM and leave the ball park 30 minutes after the game ends. There will be only one bus, so get your tickets early. Once again we have great stadium seats near concessions or food service. No need to worry about the weather; the stadium is air conditioned.

Tickets on sale from Coco or Pam, Vistoso Center, starting Monday, August 20, 8 AM, $44 pp




Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) Classes

AED classes will resume in September. They will be held the fourth Wednesday, 1:30 PM, Vistoso Center/ Yaqui. Clay Club Orientation Class

Class dates/times will be determined when several have signed up. Sign up Craft Complex/Clay Pit. Gin Rummy

This year-round workshop is at George and Beverly Riley’s home. All skill levels are welcome. We practice playing, discuss the standardized game rules of Sun City Oro Valley, as well as scoring, etiquette and skill tactics. Couples and singles invited. No fee or dues. For times, call 818-0877.

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Throughout the summer, Joe Pinella will teach QiGong physical therapy exercises Thursdays, 1 PM, Catalina Vista/Pima. Anyone can do these exercises and benefit! QiGong will help your body repair itself, strengthen muscles and rejuvenate joints. It helps with balance, fall prevention and stress reduction. First class is free. Classes are $28 for a book of 4 tickets that can be used any time. Club membership, $5 pp is required to participate. Tai Chi

Clinical research has proven the efficacy of Tai Chi as a preventive and rehabilitative therapeutic tool for a variety of health issues including balance, postural stability, musculoskeletal strength, flexibility, cardio-respiratory fitness, immune function and stress management. Tai Chi helps enhance self efficacy, quality of life and functional ability, endurance, fall prevention and reaction time in elderly persons. Thursdays, 10-11:30 AM, Social Hall/Dance Studio. Call Jose, 297-5362.

For Your Information The items contained under this heading are provided as a service to residents. SCOVCA assumes no responsibility or liability for the information contained therein. Dispose-A-Meds Program Comes To SCOV

The OVPD (Oro Valley Police Dept.) and the Sun City Vistoso Community Foundation are sponsoring the successful Dispose-A-Meds Program in SCOV. This is an effort to make it easier for our residents to dispose of unwanted medications. This event is scheduled for the second Tuesday of every other month and will be held in the Social Hall, 9-11 AM. The next scheduled dates are: July 10 and September 11. Donate Your Old Cell and Smart Phones

The SCOV Emerge! Auxiliary will be collecting used cell phones and smart phones, with chargers, for those in need. Phones will be preset for 911 calls only and will be used solely by participants and in cooperation with Emerge! Center for Abuse. The phones not used will be recycled and the money donated to Emerge! Please call Nancy 818-3178 for drop off. New Grief Support Group Forming

Grief support group forming for loss of a child or grand child. Coordinator: Ester Leutenberg, 8180016,, fourth Wednesday of the month, July 25, call for location.


Thank You Corner


This section allows residents to express thanks to the community. Articles should not exceed 50 words and should not contain thanks to specific persons.

Aqua Tone

Heartfelt thanks to all our Sun City friends and neighbors for their prayers and loving concern while Fred went missing in the desert. My family and I are eternally grateful for the efforts of community members as well as Oro Valley police Department and volunteer Search and Rescue teams. Once again, we feel lucky, indeed blessed, to be living in this wonderful, caring community. Fannie DiPaolo My heartfelt thanks to all our Sun City friends for their cheering cards, visits, phone calls and wonderful food. The surprise quadruple bypass surgery in May saved my life but the love Jerry and I felt makes life worth fighting for and enjoying every single minute. Cheers for Sun City Oro Valley! Sandy Natt I want to extend heartfelt thanks to the 2011-12 Board of Directors for the very great honor of naming me a Hero Among Us and for the very nice article in last month’s Tipster. I would also like to thank all those who worked with me on the community projects that resulted in this honor, and most particularly the late Duane Bowen, who served with me on the Long Range Planning and Finance and Budget and Communications Committees and the Aquatics and Fitness Center Subcommittee, as well as chairing two subcommittees of the LRPC. He will be greatly missed. Leslie Platt

Marcia Polley 818-9073 Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, 8 AM, Aquatic & Fitness Center Pool. Art League Co-Pres. Dave Dame 825-7430, Judy Bjorling 818-1296, Colored Pencil Club Peggy Webb 825-2731 or Betty Sarr 825-7801 Meet October 1-May 15, Fridays, 9 AM-1 PM, Catalina Vista Etching - Printmakers Vickie Von Elbe 825-1329 Fridays, 9 AM, Catalina Vista/Art Fine Arts Studio Pres. Mellanie Herbert 825-2258 Wednesdays, 9 AM, Catalina Vista/Art Oil Painting - Art Made Easy Merle Broadbent 818-0098 Mondays, Wednesdays, 9 AM-Noon, Catalina Vista/Art

Our sculpture lab is open throughout the summer months. Artists will be present to teach you our art form and to make pieces which you will enjoy showing in your homes. Come join us and beat the heat.

We wish to thank all our good friends for their kind thoughts, cards, calls and visits upon the death of our husband, father and grandfather Albert Poll. Bunny Poll and family

Memoriam To record the passing of a current or former resident call 917-8065 or complete a Tipster form located in the Administration Office. Residents

Wallace Moll 1 Duane Bowen 1

June 4 June 9

Former Residents

Jinny Kirkwood 1 Jan Richmond 1

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May 3 June 9

Sculpture Aldo J. Burdi 818-3516 Mondays, 9 AM, Catalina Vista/Art

Watercolor John Ebert 818-1830 Registration: Irma Franke 825-1198 Tuesdays, Thursdays, 9 AM-4 PM, Catalina Vista/Art

Arthritis Water Club Pres. Dawn Simske 825-0907, Secretary Ruth Hofstetter 825-8990 Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 10:15 AM, Aquatic & Fitness Center pool.

Come join us for gentle water exercise specifically designed by the Arthritis Foundation to help with range of motion and to relieve stiffness and pain. These exercises are great for arthritis, fibromyalgia, replaced hips, knees etc. Our resident volunteer instructors, Dawn Simske and Helen Kirk, are Arthritis Foundation trained. Dues $4/yr pp. Note time change.

Astronomy Pres. Shirley Chorney 825-8502; October-May Third Thursday, 7 PM, Social Hall/Navajo

Barbershop VLQ (Very Large Quartet) - Kactus Krooners Mike Moyer 818-6509, October-May, Mondays, 11 AM-Noon, Desert Oasis

This fun, mixed, a cappella barbershop chorus will start up again in late October or November. Watch for the Tipster notice. Meanwhile, get together with some friends and just keep singing.


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Bible Study Men’s Bible Study Fred Gustin 825-7531, Bill Moeller 825-8695, October-May, Tuesdays, 7:30 AM, Catalina Vista,

Bible Study is over for the summer, but we meet for breakfast every Tuesday 8 AM at SCOV Café. Come enjoy fellowship with the men who study together all winter. We will resume October 2 for the next study session. Plan to join us then for another great Men’s Bible Study.

are no scheduled tournaments this month. The days are longer and hotter, so come on over and join us in the cool Billiards Room. Birders Group Marjorie Flory 825-4580 First Friday, 4 PM, Catalina Vista

Precept Women’s Bible Study Linda Miller 818-2716 or Pat Gustin 825-7531 October-April, Wednesdays, 8:45 AM, Vistoso Center/Apache

Beginning October 3, we will meet weekly for in-depth study of the book of Matthew. Please join this caring group of women who study the Bible and pray for each other.

Bike Club - Vistoso Cyclists Don Piele 520-302-5321 Pres. Tom Meyer 612-791-1791 Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Mountain View Plaza

Max Haegele and Harry Bergtholdt at Madera Canyon.

All residents are welcome to bird with us and attend our planning meetings July 6 and August 3. There is only one birding trip planned in July. You must contact the group coordinator prior to Noon the day before the trip to assure your carpool space. Meet at the parking area behind the Vistoso Center 15 minutes before the departure time. Bring lunch where indicated. Don’t forget binoculars, hat, water, sunscreen, bird guidebook and money to pay your driver. Mon., Jul. 2, 5 AM

The Vistoso Cyclists are on their summer schedule. Summer Ride Coordinator is Rick Haupt at 520-544-0069 or 2012 Vistoso Cyclists summer ride schedule start times: July and August 6:30 AM, September 7 AM. Earlier start times may be advisable during very hot weather. All rides depart from Mountain View Plaza. Through September, riders as a group will choose destinations at the meeting place (Mountain View Plaza) before the ride begins. See the club website for maps and ride descriptions for ideas and directions. Breakfast rides will continue on the last Wednesday of each month as selected by the riders. Billiards Ray Hicks 825-2214 Monday-Friday, Noon-4 PM, Catalina Vista/Billiards

This month was a little quiet at the Billiards Room as some of our members have gone on vacation or left for the summer. That leaves plenty of space for us players who are here all year to practice our skills and have some great games of 8-ball or 1 and 15 with the regulars. Don’t forget, this is the time for election of new officers, so if anyone would like to volunteer for the next month, please step up. This is also the time to renew your club membership and pay your $10 dues. There Sun City Oro Valley Tipster, July 2012

Harshaw Road & Paton’s. Maggie and Roger Hinkle 818-9488. Bring lunch. $13 carpool.

Bocce Pres. Karl Dalla Rosa 825-1982 Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 7 PM, Bocce Courts Book Clubs Book Club Lillian Vittenson 825-5522, Eileen Rotman 825-5434 First Monday, 1:30 PM, Catalina Vista/Pima

Join us July 2 for an exciting discussion of Erik Larson’s Thunderstruck ably led by Judy Kuhel. Larson, author of The Devil in the White City, uses a similar approach to entwine the true stories of Marconi, inventor of the wireless, and Crippen, a not so famous criminal, with a deft hand. August 6 we’ll return to the realm of fiction and the story of a white indentured servant living with the slaves on a southern plantation, a volatile situation made even more combustible when she later becomes their mistress. Kathleen Grissom exposes the dark sides and the bright sides of the characters in The Kitchen House. An incendiary discussion is expected. Newcomers and visitors are welcome.



•Catalina Vista •SCOV Café •Social Hall •Vistoso Center/Library


Great Books Pres. Barbara Gates 825-7645; VP, Sharyn Rafieyan 825-6762 October-May, First and third Wednesdays, 2 PM, Catalina Vista/Tohono

Summer is the time for refreshing those great minds that will reconvene in the fall to contemplate great books and participate in engaging conversations. Newcomers and guests are welcome to join the group in October when we will begin discussing readings from Living with the Past available from The Great Books Foundation ( for the bargain price of $5. This collection contains a variety of authors and genres including a selection from Marcel Proust who famously said, “A change in the weather is sufficient to recreate the world and ourselves.” Think what we might accomplish during this long, hot season interspersed with welcome rain.

Bowling - Pathfinders Don Andersen 825-1408 Mondays, 9 AM, Fiesta Lanes Bridge

Duplicate Bridge Pres., Nancy Mason 825-7015 Mondays, 6 PM; Fridays, 12:30 PM, Social Hall/Papago

New board for 2012-2013: Pres., Nancy Mason; Co-VPs, Darlene Barstad, Syrile Ellison; Sec., Nancy Saatkamp; Treas., Gordon Diss; Member-At-Large, Bill Abel. Annual dues $8 pp. Please be present at least 10 minutes before play begins. Bring exactly $1 pp for prize money each time you play. Residents may play twice before joining. Bring your membership card the first time you play. Renters, with an Association renter’s card, are welcome to join. Guests of residents may play only twice a year. We are not an ACBL-sanctioned club and do not award master points. Ladies Monday Social Bridge Pres. Marilyn Smoler 818-7880 Mondays, Noon, Social Hall/Navajo

Enjoy playing bridge with a great friendly group.

Ladies Wednesday Bridge Pres. Marilyn Smoler 818-7880 Wednesdays, Noon, Social Hall/Hopi

It is vacation time and we can still play bridge. Come join us for an enjoyable afternoon. Bring two quarters. Annual dues are $3 pp. Guests are welcome. June Jaeger 818-9564

Marathon Bridge

The marathon begins each year in October. If you’d like to participate next year, call June Jaeger.

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Mixed Social Bridge Pres. Barney Budreck 825-2172 Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 8:30 AM, Desert Oasis/Zuni Sign-in at 8:15 for 8:30 AM play

If you enjoy the challenges of playing bridge while having a good time with wonderful people, our morning group welcomes you to rise and shine and play with us twice before paying the $6 pp annual fee. Coffee is ready upon your arrival. Practice Bridge Pres. Joe Pheanis 818-9144 Sec./Treas. Louise Lines 825-6673 Mondays and Wednesdays, 1 PM, Desert Oasis/Zuni

Come one, come all. Get back in the game with your neighbors. Enjoy an afternoon honing your bridge skills. Tuesday Night Partners Bridge Jan Buchel 825-6735 Tuesdays, 6:30 PM, Social Hall/Papago

New officers for the year are: Pres., Jan Buchel; VP, Ger Krabbendam; Sec., Rowena L. Hardinger and Treas., Marilyn Martin. Dues are $5 pp/yr. However, you may play for free two times before becoming a member. We appreciate Al Piarowski, acting president and Ginny Plesa as VP during the month of June. We applaud the former presidents George and Evelyn Holthus who have served as officers for many years, keeping time checks on table play and distributing earnings. Club members enjoy an evening of social bridge, and the couple who bid and make a grand slam are awarded $10. Money prizes are ranked according to final evening scores. Plan to arrive by 6:20 PM to meet your friends and have a good game of bridge, $1 pp. Bunco Fern 825-8127, Pat 825-7198 Fourth Tuesday, 1-4 PM, Desert Oasis/Zuni Canasta CJ Barbee 825-5885, Rosemary Dalla Rosa 825-1982 Thursdays, 6 PM, Desert Oasis

We would love to see some new members. We can promise you a fun time with a wonderful group of Canasta players. It’s an easy game to learn and you will have plenty of help. Hope to see some new faces. Yearly dues $5 pp. Desert Celtic Society Pres., Frank Maisch 825-8583 Ceramic Club Pres. Carney Lewis 825-0044 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, 9 AM-Noon, Craft Complex/Ceramics

Dues are $6 pp payable now. The fall board meeting will be Thursday, October 11, 10 AM and the general meeting Thursday, October 18, 10 AM, Pouring Room. The salad luncheon is Friday, November 2. Details will follow. Monitors, remember to sign up.


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Clay Club Pres., Joan Brown 825-5793 Meetings first Thursday, 1 PM, Craft Complex/Clay Studio

Not only is the Clay Pit air conditioned, but the clay you work with is cool to the touch. It is a creative way to beat summer heat. Never tried clay before? Sign up for orientation at the Clay Pit/Craft Complex. If a Clay Club member Students diligently working during the Clay is not available; contact Club’s Storyteller workshop. Joan Brown. Computer Society (VCS) Information: Paul Chorney, 825-8502, Gaston Meloche, 628-5404, Membership: Dave Johnson, 2427 Nasturtium St., 825-6994 Web page:

General meetings and help sessions resume in September and classes in October. The computer classroom will be closed over the summer. Officers for 2012-2013: Pres., Paul Chorney; VP, Gaston Meloche; Sec., Chuck George; Treas., Howard Kaspy; Members at Large, Peg Bushong, Patrick Mulligan and Dean Strandskov. Membership dues are $10/household starting January 1. Checks, not cash, will be accepted for dues at the meetings or send to David Johnson, 2427 Nasturtium St., 85755, along with the application form available outside the learning center. Membership is required for all classes except Beginning PC and includes help sessions and the right to join the ListServ online bulletin board to receive announcements and computer help from other members. To be added to the VCS or MacListServ, click on ListServ on the VCS web page. Recycle used ink cartridges in the bin provided just outside the Computer Learning Center.

Dancin’ Dynamos President Patsy Pulley 825-6694 Secretary/Treasurer Del Salvaterra 834-5146 Classes Social Hall/Dance Studio Cloggers Instructor/Registrar Anne Wilson 297-0843 Tuesdays 9-10:30 AM, Social Hall/Dance Studio Hula - Aloha Hula Sisters Del Salvaterra 834-5146 Marietta Fowler 825-9162 Class: October-May, Tuesdays, 1-3 PM, Social Hall/Dance Studio, Practice October-May, Thursdays, 2:45-3:45 PM, Social Hall/Dance Studio.

Come join us again October 2, as we learn new kahiko (ancient) and ‘auna (contemporary/modern) dance routines.

Line Dancing - Sunliners Pres.Judy Bjorling 818-1296 Membership Karen Caldwell 825-5231 ANNOUNCEMENTS: Open Line Dance Fri., July 6, 6:30-8:30 PM


Intermediate Sat., 9-10 AM Continuing Beginner Sat., 10:15-11:15 AM


Note: No practices will be held on Thursdays, July 19 and 26 Intermediate Thu., 2:45-3:55 PM Continuing Beginner Thu., 3:55-5 PM Intermediate Sun., 11 AM-12:30 PM (Dance Studio)

All classes, practices and dances are held in the Auditorium unless otherwise noted.

Cribbage Club Robert Hines 825-2208 First and third Thursdays, 6:30 PM, Catalina Vista/Pima

Our June 7 cribbage tournament winners were Robert Hines, first place, Lee Gilgore, second place and Max McCormick, third place. Our next tournament will be September 6.

Tappers Lynne Newbauer 818-3516 Dancersize/Intermediate tap Fridays, 3 PM Social Hall/Dance Studio

Rock ‘N Roll Pres. Earl Cohen 818-2582 Dances in the Auditorium

Join us for The Beach Ball dance party on Saturday, July 14, 7-10 PM, Auditorium featuring music by The Mid Life Crisis Band following the annual meeting.

Dance Groups Tickets are $15 pp club members/$20 pp nonmembers Ballroom - Vistoso Villanellas Friday and Monday, July 6 and 9, 9-11 AM, Social Hall Lobby. Pres. George Holthus 818-1042 Tickets will not be available at the door and all sales are final. Membership: Aldo J. Burdi 818-3516 Sun City Oro Valley residents are eligible to be mem September-May Dances: Third Friday, bers of the Rock ‘N Roll Club. Annual dues of $10 pp 7 PM, Auditorium

There are no dances scheduled for July and August. Our September dance is scheduled for Friday, September 21 and we invite members, nonmembers and guests to attend. It will be held in our courtyard and we’ll dance to a live band. Please check the September Tipster for details. New Officers for the 2012-2013 season: Pres., George Holthus; VP, Jan Buchel; Treas., Hy Osofsky; Sec., Gordon Diss; Social Chair, Rita Quinn; Membership Chair, Al Burdi. Sun City Oro Valley Tipster, July 2012

entitle members to reduced dance party ticket prices and an invitation to our annual holiday get together and fund-raiser in December, which is free to members. Remember, club members get first opportunity to purchase tickets for most club events including the New Year’s Eve Party. Current members watch for renewal info in your emails. Interested in joining us? Call Kris Cohen 818-2582 for an application.


Square Dancing - Sundancers Co-Pres.: Roger & Jane Radomsky 531-1054, Caller Ron Markus Dances Wednesdays, 7 PM, Auditorium

Wednesday dances continue for those enduring the heat. July dancing hours will be 7-8:30 PM. Our July 4 Independence Day celebration will start with a picnic at 5:30 PM, on the patio if lower temperatures permit. The club will provide hotdogs, potato salad and beans. Dancing will be inside. Wear your patriotic attire. July 11 dance will be our annual Ice Cream Social. The White Mountain Square Dance Club will hold their Cool Mountain Fling in Show Low beginning Thursday, July 19. Texan Brad Caldwell will call and Barb Haines will cue. Check out the flyer at one of our dances. August will be dark, but you can dance at SaddleBrooke on Thursdays. Casual dress dances resume Wednesday, September 5, the date of our watermelon fest.

Western Dancing - Kactus Kickers Pres./Membership Del Salvaterra 834-5146 Dances: November-April, Second Friday, 6:30 PM, Auditorium Practice: October-April, Thursdays, 6:30-8 PM, Auditorium.

Watch your emails and the October Tipster for information on getting the dance season started.

Day Trippers Chair Jack Gallagher 825-4650 Membership Doris Dent 825-8009 Meetings September-June, Second Friday, 9 AM, Social Hall/Navajo

Please note that we will not meet July and August. Our next meeting is September 14.

Day Trippers Schedule Mon., July 16 Free trip to Wild Horse Casino. Non-members welcome. Call Joanie Vander Vliet 825-4650 and give her your casino club number, if you have one. Bus leaves 9 AM, departs casino 4 PM. Includes $10 gambling & $5 food vouchers. Wed., Sep. 19 Cowboy Style BBQ, 5 PM, Sun City Oro Valley Café. Cost $10 pp. Monitors: LaVon Spencer 232- 2157 and Marillyn Dudley 825-0138 Fri., Oct. 26 Mesa Swap Meet. Cost $26 bus only; lunch on your own. Bus leaves 8 AM departs swap meet at 2 PM Monitor: Kathy Garver 344-9725 members and guests welcome non-members after welcome Oct. 5 Tue., Nov. 13 Mystery Trip back by popular demand. Cost $53.25 Monitor: Joy Johnson 825-0412 Thu..-Sat., Dec. 6-8 Acker Music Festival, Prescott, AZ. Sign up at our Sept. 14 meeting. Mon.-Thu.., Jan. 28-31 Carnival Cruise L.A./Catalina/Encinada $525 pp double occupancy. Must have $175 pp deposit no later than July 10. Monitors: Joy Johnson 825-0412 and Edie Phillips 297-3920.

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Democratic Club Pres. Ben Love 825-8064,; VP, Sharon Marler 825-0049 August-May, Second Saturday each month; 1 PM, Social Hall/Navajo

The SCOV Democratic club will not meet during July. Our next meeting will be August 11. Our Board will meet Wednesday, July 18. Watch your email for news. Dinner ’N Show Gay Russell 825-5763; Membership, Julie Balogh 818-1046 First Monday, 7:15 PM, Auditorium

All are welcome to join us for our monthly meetings. Bring your checkbook to the meeting; we prefer not to take cash.

Dinner ‘N Show Current schedule: Tue., July 3 Tucson Padres, Kino Park. Hamburger, hot dog buffet and fireworks. Bus, buffet, game, fireworks, $37. Marilyn Schwartz, 825-9174. Bus leaves 5 PM. Tue., July 17 Back To The Past at Gaslight. Dinner at Little Anthony’s. Bus, dinner, show, $50. Kathy Garver, 344-9725. Bus leaves 4 PM. Sat., Aug. 18 Bye Bye Birdie, Hale Center, Gilbert. Lunch at Texas Roadhouse. Bus, lunch, show, $68. Marcia Polley, 818-9073.

Buses leave on time from behind Vistoso Center. The bus leaves the parking lot at the posted time. Discussions Groups Great Decisions Jim Huffer 825-8743 September-May, Second and fourth Wednesdays, 11 AM, Social Hall/Navajo

The first meeting in the fall series will be September 12. We will present from the PBS video-series Frontline: Money, Power and Wall Street and probe the story of how the big banks developed, crashed and still present dangers.

Dog Club - Fido’s Friends Pres. Marge Gustafson, Membership, Elaine Deeter, 825-5388 Meetings: Third Thursday, November-January and March 2 PM, Social Hall/Hopi

Walking dogs becomes more challenging in the hot weather; early mornings are good and one hour after sunset. Be sure to bring along water on your walks and watch your dog carefully for signs of heat stress such as excessive panting or weakness, for example. Try to stay in the shade as much as possible. Older dogs, black dogs, and obese dogs all have special susceptibility to heat stress. Snub-nosed dogs like Boston terriers and pugs have poor panting mechanisms and cannot deal well with heat. Remember that the temperature at sidewalk level can be 10 degrees hotter and your dog is barefoot. Always be aware of the heat of the surfaces your dog needs to walk on or sit on and protect him from hot surfaces. Remember, even with the windows open, a car becomes dangerously hot within minutes after the A/C is turned off.


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Energetic Exercise Carole Tracy 825-1187 Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 8:25-9:30 AM, Auditorium

Don’t let the heat get you down! Join us for fun and fitness in air-conditioned comfort. Sally Martinez, our professional instructor, has been leading these classes here at Sun City Oro Valley for over 17 years. She’s expert at keeping us strong and flexible with a variety of aerobic and cardio exercises plus wonderful stretch and balance moves. You’ll be amazed at how good you’ll feel. New members are always welcome, men and women. Your get-acquainted class is free. Annual dues $3 pp. Class tickets are $30 for 12 classes. Euchre Jack and Barb Matthies 825-4891 (October-May) Jack and Maria Welch 395-1205 (May-October) Mondays, meet 5:45 PM, play 6 PM, Catalina Vista

Don’t watch TV at night; come play euchre, a fast moving game. Meet your neighbors and make new friends. If you are new to the game, we will be glad to teach you. Bring your smile and 50¢; we are looking forward to seeing you. Financial Strategies

Jim Huffer 825-8743 First and third Tuesdays, 9 AM, Social Hall/Hopi

After a summer recess we’ll meet again September 4. We will bring our own investment ideas to the meeting and research them together, using one of the commercially-available programs.

Vistoso Native American Flute Circle Peggy Webb 825-2731, Information: Ed Pendrys 825-7151 No meetings June-September

Our next meeting will be in October.

Garden Club Pres. Vicki Gushwa 825-2413 Second Wednesday, 1:30 PM, Catalina Vista/Pima

Have a happy, healthy summer. We’ll be back in October.

Genealogy Club Pres. Michael Carroll 818-0556 Ancestral Research Barbara Krecklow 825-4695 October-May, Second Tuesday, 1 PM, Social Hall/Navajo

The Genealogy Club is on summer break. Our next meeting will be in October. The club rooms are open whenever someone volunteers to facilitate so members can use our computers and library. If you’d like to join our club during the summer, stop by our room in the Vistoso Center or call Russ 825-4695. Our Programs Committee has already been busy planning the coming year. Our October speaker is author and personal historian, Patti Albaugh, from the SaddleBrooke Genealogy Club. Finally, to keep in touch during the summer, please sign up to receive email messages from our website Sun City Oro Valley Tipster, July 2012

Gin Rummy George Riley 818-0877 Mondays, 6:30 PM, Desert Oasis/Aztec Thursdays and Saturdays, 9 AM, Desert Oasis/Aztec

We play team games by drawing cards for partners with no choice of teammates or tables. There are no dues or fees for this club. Games are comparatively low stakes. Call George or Bev Riley.

Gun Club Pres. Warren Cuthbert 818-1282 Meeting Second Wednesday, October-May, 2 PM, Social Hall/Navajo Club does not meet June-September

The Gun Club is for anyone who has an interest in learning about guns, gun laws, shooting, personal protection and firearm safety. We especially invite women who are interested in learning more on these subjects. You do not need to own a gun or have any experience with firearms to attend. Our meetings will resume in October. We look forward to welcoming returning members and those interested in joining. During the summer our members continue to shoot Thursday mornings at the Pima Pistol Range. Hand and Foot Bonnie Arneson 229-1084 Sundays, 1:30 PM, Desert Oasis Havurah

Co-Pres.. Michael and Sonny Kaye 825-8546 Corresponding Sec. Lorie Behrman 395-1812 Third Monday, 7 PM, Catalina Vista

Havurah is one of the oldest and most active groups in Sun City but most of that action occurs from September through May. For those between travels or just staycationing here in Sun City Oro Valley, there will be a summer supper and movie event, Saturday, August 4, 5–8:30 PM, Social Hall/Navajo.

Tickets for summer supper event, $8 pp (checks only) will be sold Tuesday, July 24, Thursday, July 26 and Tuesday, July 31, 9-11 AM, Social Hall lobby. Contacts are Norma Brewster 760-1225 or Yetta Dritch 825-0335.

Looking ahead, we will have a Rosh Hashanah dinner in September and a general meeting on October 15. Meanwhile, members are encouraged to stay connected by checking the website for updates on activities, news and information. Please continue supporting Catalina Community Services over the summer with food donations or cash.



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Hiking Club Jim Williams 818-2226, for new member orientation hike information.

At its spring picnic in March, the hiking club elected a new slate of officers: Pres., Max Haegele; VP, Gaston Meloche; Treas., Nick Antrobus; Sec., Ginny Williams; Chief Guide, Michael Lubatkin. Two club members participated in the National Trails Day Hike at Dove Mountain last month. They contacted the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Director of Oro Valley and asked that she forward the information concerning next year’s event to Ann Owen so she can pass it on to the club members. It’s a delightful evening hike that provides spectacular views of Tucson at night and an opportunity to interact with people of all ages from many different walks of life. Sawtooth Mountains of Idaho trip (September 6-13) is getting closer. Contact Gaston Meloche 638-5404 or

Horseshoes Jack Howatt 825-1583, Ray Coleman 825-2789, Ron Knudson 825-9307 Tuesdays and Thursdays, Pits Located at Catalina Vista May-September 8 AM; October-April 2 PM

ILR - Institute of Learning in Retirement Pres. Jane Arndorfer, Curriculum: Sharyn Rafieyan, Registration: Milt Damlich, Samplers and Short Subjects: Wendy Baumann, Rowena Hardinger,

Our ILR fall session features 11 courses and eight Samplers which include literature, history, philosophy and healthy living. Moderators bring their perspectives on topics they have researched for a rewarding learning experience. Some courses begin the week of October 1, others later in the month, with three to ten weeks of classes. Check the ILR website for class descriptions and registration information or find paper copies in the racks at Catalina Vista, the Library Lounge or Desert Oasis. Mail-in registration resumes August 19-25. Please observe this window of registration (none earlier, please). Those who registered March 8-22 need not take further steps. You can find DVD’s and books on topics from previous courses in the ILR Library in the upper cabinet in the Catalina Vista/Pima. Contact the Curriculum Chair, Sharyn Rafieyan, if you have ideas for a course or if you would like to be a moderator. Japanese Flower Arranging Club Donald Marier 825-4878 Doris Oliver 818-1512 October-May, Second and fourth Mondays, 2-4 PM, Catalina Vista/Pima

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Karate Club Pres. Fred Hargrave 825-1779 Classes: Wednesdays, 9 AM-Noon, Social Hall/Dance Studio

Mah Jongg Pres. Jenny Clark 818-3815; Sec. Sonny Kaye 825-8546 Thursdays, 1 PM, Desert Oasis/Zuni Business meeting, first Thursday

Thursday afternoon Mah Jongg games in the summer are a great way to keep cool and have some fun. Curious about Mah Jongg? Stop by and see what the game looks like. It’s stimulating and a wonderful way to keep those brain cells working. Everyone is welcome. Classes are offered by the club periodically, depending on the number of people interested. Call to find out when and where. Haven’t played for a while? We’ll help you brush up on your skills. Dues for 2012-2013 are payable beginning July 1, $5 pp. During the summer absence of our treasurer, Secretary Sonny Kaye will collect dues on game days.

Mexican Train Dominoes Pres. Judy Rigby 638-8800 Membership Wye Mace 825-8738 Second and fourth Saturdays, 6 PM, Catalina Vista

Play Mexican Train Dominoes July 14 and 28. Enjoy the refreshments and try your luck at dominoes. If you have never played before, we will gladly teach you. Cost is $1 pp if you are new and $7 pp to join the club. Modelers Club Pres. Dave Sarther 825-3767,, Meetings: Second Friday, 8 AM, Catalina Vista/Pima

Modelers’ Club memAll SCOV ber Len Tranter reresidents are ported on his model welcome at of the WWII British our monthly Vickers Armstrong meetings. “Wellington” bomber We welcome nicknamed “Wimpy” new members by the Brits. For more both historians information about the and model plane refer to the club builders. website Show & Tell Join us section for May 11, to see what 2012 at www.suncitywe are about and enjoy a modelers. cup of coffee and a sweet roll. What members bring in for Show and Tell serves as a conduit for our discussions. A member’s scale model may be an example of something another member may have had some first-hand experience either in designing, building the prototype, operating the prototype or that member may just be a person who enjoys having researched a prototype and can share their knowledge. Come join us if you enjoy building models or just want to learn more about modeling. We have two field trips planned for March 2013 to see model railroads in action.


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Natural Health and Wellness Club Ester Leutenberg 818-0016 Wednesday, July 18, 11:30 AM Grain River Asian Bistro, RSVP http://www.suncity-vistoso/clubs/healthwellness

Our mission: To discuss and share natural approaches to health and wellness. Check our calendar on our club website, for a list of past speakers/activities. Yearly dues $5 pp. Regular meetings will be replaced with monthly luncheons July through October. This will be a good time to share and visit with other natural health-oriented folks. July 18 luncheon will be at the Grain River Asian Bistro, 12985 N Oracle (by Walgreens, Rancho Vistoso and Oracle). We will meet at the parking lot by the Posse shack and miniature golf area. RSVPs will be accepted two weeks prior to the lunch date and we will accept the first 30 club members. If interested in joining the club, email Ester Leutenberg. Note our club is sponsoring weekly QIGONG classes by Joe Pinella, Thursdays, 1 PM, Catalina Vista. Vistoso Photo Club Pres. Dave Henderson 825-0722 Meeting second and fourth Wednesday, 6:30 PM, Catalina Vista

Women’s Pan (Panguingue) Ena Mindel 818-7780 Mondays, Fridays, 1-4 PM, Desert Oasis Wednesdays, 9 AM-1 PM, Desert Oasis

Pan (Panguingue) is a fun and interesting card game. Stop in to watch us play at any session. If you like what you see, we’ll teach you to play. Call Ena. Photo Workshop Club David Smoler 818-7880, October-April, First Wednesdays, 6:30 PM, Social Hall/Hopi

The Photo Workshop Club emphasizes education and the sharing of experience in both photographic composition and technical skill. All sessions offer a wide range of techniques that can be applied regardless of equipment and skill level. The Photo Workshop goes dark during the summer. Please join us for our regular sessions. If you have any photo related questions during the summer, feel free to email Pickleball Club Pres. Ted Hood 818-2281, Treas. Jack Welch 395-1205 Hours: 6-10 AM, 7 days/week; 6-8 PM Monday-Friday Trainer: Maria Welch 395-1205 Pilates Mary Ayers 638-7916 Mondays, 3 PM, Dance Studio; Thursdays, 1:30 PM, Dance Studio Pinochle Bob Segebrecht 825-5480 Play Wednesdays, 6 PM, Desert Oasis/Zuni

Come join a fun group. We play single deck and rotate partners every four hands. Skills rusty? We’ll get you up to speed quickly. Bring 50¢ for your tally. The first Wednesday of each month is treat night. The third Wednesday is birthday night. Dues $5 pp for the calendar year. Poker

The winners of the Annual Vistoso Photo Club competition.

A three-judge panel of professional photographers reviewed the winning photos from the club’s monthly competitions and picked the best of the best for recognition at the Annual Awards Party. Congratulations to the ribbon winners in each class. Intermediate: Mary Hackenbrock, Rose Julian, Phoebe Olmsted, Phyllis Reynolds, Rudy Punzmann, Clare Scarpulla, Bob Snider. Advanced: Dave Henderson, Bob Jennette, Joan Kelly, Val Harding, Milo Loeffler, Tina Rabun. Master: Laura Hackenbrock, Pat Mulligan, Dick Rabun, Ron Watkins.

Wednesday, July 11, 6:30 PM, The Iron Photographer Challenge. Please know that this is not a competition. Our summer meetings are primarily social gatherings and a chance to share our creative talents . We will not judge them. We hope to discuss them and enjoy them. Call Pat Mulligan 825-9977.

Come join us. Guests are always welcome.

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Men’s Friday Poker George Rose 520-303-2019 Fridays, 5:45-8:45 PM, Desert Oasis

Playing poker with your neighbors can be most enjoyable. We play high only, five draw, five stud, seven stud, Omaha, Texas Hold’em and iron cross (criss cross). No dues. Bring your own refreshments. The dealer will ante cards for all players, which gives him control of the game. The cards speak for themselves. Absolute requirements are to leave politics and religion at the front door and come with the intention of having three hours of enjoyable, no-hassle, understandable poker. Men’s Poker Contact David Habbershaw 520-825-2635 Tuesdays, Thursdays, 6-9:30 PM, Desert Oasis


Prepare & Share Dining Club Pres. Seph Reese 503-375-7620 Next meeting Wednesday, October 31, 5 PM, Social Hall/Navajo

Our general meeting in October will be a Halloween party catered by Wildflower restaurant. Membership is open to anyone who wants to explore new food and recipes, make new friends and enjoy good meals and conversation. Annual dues $5 pp will be collected in September and October. During December, January, February and March we will meet in small, randomly-assigned groups in members’ homes. Contact any of the following officers for more information: Pres., Seph Reese, 825-2748, sephlin91@; VP, Jim Stoetzel, 825-1774. jstoetzel@; Recording Sec., Margaret Chase, 3950540,; Treas., Rose Young, 818-0989,; Scheduling Sec., Judy Potter, 825-9714, Sun City Vistoso Quilters Carol Guibert 818-0441 September-May, Second and fourth Tuesdays, 1 PM, Desert Oasis/Aztec

Racquetball Pres., Len Farr 818-2105, Sec./Treas. John Wilson 818-2368 Open Mixed Doubles: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 8-11 AM

We play as early as 7:30 AM. Join us for good quality racquetball and excellent exercise. Early Music Recorder Ensemble Ginny Phillippi 825-0648 Tuesdays, Noon, Catalina Vista

Have a recorder (the instrument)? Want to learn or improve your skills? Would you like to play in a group? Soprano, alto, tenor, bass recorders welcome. Enjoy the harmonies of an ensemble. Music is provided. SCOV visitors welcome. RV Club - Sundowners Member information: Marge Allen 825-3095 October-May, Second Monday, 9 AM, Social Hall/Papago

A trip to Death Valley, California, Sunday-Thursday, November 11-15, begins our season. We will have a Christmas trip to Chula Vista, California. A reminder, you don’t have to have an RV to join in the fun. See you in the fall. Republican Club Pres. Merritt McGlothlin 520-572-7853 Membership Glenda McCormick 818-1051 Third Tuesday, 3 PM, Auditorium

Our speaker this month will be Tom Jenney who is the director of the Arizona chapter of Americans for Prosperity. His subject for this presentation is How the Grass Roots Can Achieve Free Market Victories. We will also have candidates running for local, state and national offices. This is a good time to ask questions and help you decide who to vote for in our August primary. We look forward to seeing you. Visitors are welcome. Sun City Vistoso Tipster, Febraury 2011


St. Philip’s Support Group Kirk Kuykendall 825-1693,

Scrabble Bill Wallace 818-6747 Play: Fridays, 1 PM, Desert Oasis/Zuni

The Scrabble club welcomes all new members. We invite you to join us. Whether you are a beginner at the game, intermediate or advanced, you are welcome. The Official Scrabble Player’s Dictionary is our spellcheck dictionary and we have several on hand as well as Scrabble sets. Call Bill Wallace or Corinne Kulick 825-7673.

Seniors for Kids Jean Sax 818-2410 Meet September - May Sewing - Thimblelenas Patty Phillips 520-591-6599 Mondays-Fridays, 9 AM-Noon and 1-4 PM, Craft Complex/Sewing

Our sewing umbrella includes Machine Embroidery, Pet Beds, Senior for Kids, Casa Amigas, Cheer Bears and Sun City Vistoso Quilters. There are all types of sewing choices to interest you personally. We welcome you in one or all groups. Casa Amigas Karen Hasselbach 520-360-0215 Mondays and Thursdays, 9 AM-Noon, Craft Complex/Sewing

Casa Amigas are in great need of a lady who would like to cut patterns for children’s clothing and other miscellaneous patterns. If you can cut one or both groups, please see Julie Balogh at the Sewing Room. Cheer Bears Nancy Njaa, 825-5486 September-May, Wednesdays, 1-3 PM, Craft Complex/Sewing Room

Cheer Bears decided to take the summer off. We will start again in September. Machine Embroidery Sharon Randall 1-414-614-5504 June thru August - No formal meetings

We are enjoying the new embroidery machine and learning how to use it. If you haven’t seen the new machine yet, plan to stop in the Sewing Room some time soon. Several members are being trained and will be able to train others this fall. Embroidering towels is a popular thing to do. Click on the towel picture on our website to be directed to the various YouTube and How To article links. Happy Embroidering. Pet Beds Leader Jan Bohe 825-9725 Tuesdays, 1-3 PM, Craft Complex/Sewing Room

By cutting up scraps of fabrics that otherwise would be thrown away, we sew sturdy pillowcases and stuff them with the scraps and polyester fiberfill. However, we do


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need more polyester fiberfill. If you are sewing, save the leftovers and bring them marked Pet Beds in the Sewing Room or call Jan Bohe for other arrangements. Sheepshead

Pres. Bill Allen 825-3095 Tuesdays, 10 AM, Desert Oasis

Show ‘N Share Marion Nelmark 825-9331 Fridays, 9 AM-Noon, Catalina Vista/Tohono

Make beautiful greeting cards with stamps on colorful card stock or use silk or metallic thread to embroider patterns on cards. Try the Iris Fold for a new twist. Knitting baby blankets for charity with donated yarn and a friendly group of like-minded people will renew your knitting skills. So limber up your fingers and find out what you will need to begin. No fees. Silversmith and Lapidary Pres. Heidi Kannengieser 825-0526 Summer hours 9 AM-12 noon, Monday-Friday, Craft Complex

We are busy creating many new pieces of jewelry for the October Arts and Crafts Show. Take time out to stop by and see our many new creations. Our craft corridor window is getting a new look and the Gift Shop includes many of our members’ latest designs. Don’t be shy, walk right in. You might even consider signing up for our next class.

Sun City Singers Pres. Dick Cook 850-1821 Director Don Hess Rehearsals : Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30 PM, Auditorium

Come and enjoy the Independence Day Concert on Wednesday, July 4, 2 PM, Auditorium. This free concert, with open seating, is dedicated to all heroes. After this event, the chorus will be on summer hiatus and resume rehearsals on September 11. Everyone is welcome to join. Sun City Singles Pres. Jinnie Wilson 825-6674; VP Jan Buchel 825-6735; Co-Sec., Elnora Borchers 825-3274/Polly Reinacker 818-2755; Treas. James Moore 825-2333 Dinner Meetings, Second Thursday, 5:30 PM, Social Hall/Navajo Happy Hour, Last Friday, 5:30 PM, Social Hall/Navajo

The first summer dinner is July 12. It is a salad night. The menu is: Waldorf tuna salad, Thai curried chicken salad, tossed salad and pasta salad. Cheese chocolate cookies for dessert. After dinner entertainment is provided by the Banjo Blasters, a fun group and we are in for a good time. Happy Hour, July 27. This is Bingo night.

Dinner tickets: $17 pp and Happy Hour $7 Ticket sales: Thursday, July 5, 10 AM-Noon and Friday, July 6, 1-2 PM, Social Hall Happy Hour tickets Tuesday, July 24, 10-11 AM, Social Hall

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Spanish Cultural Gary Lerch 818-3319 October, November, January-March, Fourth Mondays

We will see you again in October for our opening Dia de los Muertos event. Stained/Fused Glass Club Steve Taillie, 825-8804, cell 869-2441 Wye Mace, 825-8738 (fused glass) Fusing: Sundays, 6-8 PM, Tuesdays, 9-11 AM, Craft Complex/Tumbleweed Stained Glass: Wednesdays, Thursdays, 1-4 PM, Craft Complex/Tumbleweed Open Studio: Tuesday-Sunday, 8 AM-5 PM, Craft Complex/Tumbleweed

For those who stay here, this is the time to take advantage of the additional elbow room in our air-conditioned studio. Dig out that pattern that you have wanted to try and join us for some summer fun. Senior Olympics Swim Team Coach and Organizer Gordon Gillin 825-8261

The team will begin training again in October for the 2012-2013 season. Watch for announcements in the Tipster. We always welcome new swimmers. Contact Gordon Gillin to sign up. Meanwhile, keep training.

Table Tennis Co-Chairs: Les Berlot 818-6463; Ann Owen 343-0335

We have play at all levels of ability. The best time for new members is Saturdays, 10 AM, Catalina Vista. If you want to play anytime with your visitors or grandchildren, call the Catalina Vista monitor 825-8613. If the room is free, they will set up a table for you. Paddles and balls are available. Table Tennis hours of club play, Catalina Vista: Women Tue., 1:30-3:30 PM Men/Advanced Women Tue., Thu: 5-8 PM Men/Women Recreational Wed., Fri.: 4-6 PM Open Club Play Fri., 6-8 PM Clinic by Appointment Sat., 9-10 AM Open Club Play Sat.,10 AM-Noon

Tapestry Rug Hooking Ann Feeney 818-0340 Thursdays, 9-11 AM, Craft Complex/Ceramics

We are always happy to enroll new members or have residents interested in rug hooking come see us. Tennis Women: Marge Allen 825-3095 Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 7 AM-Noon Men: Jan Fritz 818-9683 Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, 7 AM-Noon Mixed Doubles: Sundays, 1-3 PM, Lue Satterfield 825-4709

Our thanks to Vern Lemieux, for constructing, and Ken Bick, for installing, the new bulletin board at the tennis center. We now have several places to check for upcoming events: Tipster, tennis club website, and the bulletin board. Duane Eddy arranged for repairs to the Desert Oasis courts. Many thanks to him for his continued supervision. Have a safe and sane July 4th.


Theatrical Club - SRO (Standing Room Only) Pres. Lynne Newbauer 818-3516 VP Joe Guenther 825-7703

The house is dark until October. Plans are under way for the big 2013 show. Watch for auditions which will be held in November. Travelogue

Jim Huffer 825-8743 September-May, Third Monday, 7 PM, Social Hall/Navajo

We’ll see you in the fall, September 17, 7 PM (new time). We will continue showing a new series of travelogues by Samantha Brown on her fascinating journey through Asia. Join Sam as she shows four of Asia’s mustsee destinations: Malaysia, Singapore, Japan and Bali. Ukulele Club - Sun City Vistoso Strummers Bill Moeller 825-8695 Classes, Tuesdays, 10 AM-Noon, Desert Oasis/Zuni Beginners Sessions, Fridays, Noon-2 PM, Dance Studio

The Strummers continue to celebrate all things ukulele into the summer. We pride ourselves on being a very active club that constantly strives to both improve our musical skills and to have lots of fun while doing so. Wallyball and Water Volleyball Pres., Judy Rigby 638-8800, (water volleyball rep) VP, Bob Shull 818-0355, (wallyball rep) Wallyball: Tues., and Fri., 1-3 PM, Aquatic & Fitness Center/Racquetball Court Water Volleyball: Sun. and Thu. 2-4 PM, Desert Oasis Pool, weather permitting

This is a great time of year to be involved in the Wallyball and Water Volleyball Club. Members can play Wallyball in the air-conditioned Club members enjoy exciting games of water racquetball court and/or play Wavolleyball on a hot summer afternoon. ter Volleyball at Desert Oasis pool. New members are always welcome; we will teach you the games. Your first visits are free. Annual dues $5 pp. Social get togethers are held every other month. Hope you will join us.

Woodcarvers Kaaren Drent 818-2343 Saturdays, 9 AM-Noon, Craft Complex/Lapidary

Our club offers the use of tools, literature, magnification, comfortable chairs and a forced air venting system. Aspiring carvers are welcome and old-timers will share their knowledge and expertise. Barkcarvers Kaaren Drent 818-2343 Tuesdays, Noon-3 PM, Thursdays, 9 AM-Noon, Craft Complex/Lapidary

Barkcarving is a unique and age-old craft. We harvest what could be seen as scrap wood and turn it into something beautiful. The possibilities are as endless Sun City Vistoso Tipster, Febraury 2011


as your imagination. We have a supply of bark and tools; you can come in and begin a project the first day. Come and be inspired. Gourd Art Kaaren Drent 818-2343 Fridays 9 AM-Noon, Craft Complex/Lapidary

This month we switch to our summer hours. No Monday meetings. This will be in effect through September. If you are new to gourd art, join us to discover the beautiful and seemingly unlimited creative possibilities of this unique craft. If you are an experienced gourd crafter, join us and share your expertise with our friendly and creative club. We have materials on hand to get you started: gourds, paints, leather dyes, tools, woodburners, books and much more.

Woodworkers Pres. Keith Carlson 742-7726

The wood shop is open everyday if a monitor is on duty. If you would like to be a monitor, see Ed Aurand. Members, please observe the new Safety Notices posted in the shop. Adrian Korpel 818-0544

Writers Club

At present the Writers Club’s only organized activities are in poetry. Please see the Poet’s Corner below. Poets’ Corner Sharyn Rafieyan 825-6762 Mondays, 9:30-11:30 AM, Desert Oasis/Aztec

Poetry fulfills a need in the poet to share an experience, most compellingly one that involves a strong emotional quotient. W.S. Di Piero writes that “Poetry doesn’t transform the world, it embodies the particular acts and feelings of being in the world.” Not surprisingly, our group is a very sharing and caring one. We nurture each other’s work by highlighting which words, phrases and lines are most effective and which could be improved. We may also offer specific suggestions to achieve a better result. These are always subjective and open to disagreement by the author of the poem and/or others in the group. This may engender animated discussions where it is not uncommon to stray into the realm of politics, philosophy or humorous anecdotes before we get back on track. Join us for a Monday morning awakening that just might ignite your entire week. Yoga Pres. Jewel Prendeville 520-395-1356 Summer class Tuesdays, 9 AM, Social Hall/Dance Studio

Kathy Kuser’s summer class continues July 10-31. No classes in August but the three classes will start up again in September.

Week of July 1-7 Waste Management will be on a holiday schedule: trash pick up will be delayed one day after Wednesday, July 4.


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Oro Valley

Pet Waste: What’s the Problem?

Did you know pet waste is full of bacteria? The average dog dropping contains three trillion fecal coliform bacteria. Dogs can be a significant host of Guardia and Salmonella bacteria. Do’s and Don’ts of pet waste disposal: • DO pick up after your pet and place it in the trash. Your neighbors will thank you! • DON’T dispose of pet waste in a wash or storm drain. For more information, visit the Stormwater Utility page at

Extended Community Freedom From Hunger Food Drive

Interfaith Community Services holds its fourth annual community-wide summer food drive through July 5. Non-perishable food and cash donations are being collected at all Tucson-area Commerce Bank locations and the ICS offices. Visit for a list of most-needed items. Thanks for caring! Golf Tournament to Benefit Deployed Army Guard

American Legion Oro Valley Post 132 will hold a charity golf tournament Saturday, August 25, at The Views Golf Club, benefiting the “adopted” troops and families of a local Army Guard unit recently deployed to Afghanistan. Play in the tournament, sponsor a hole or make a donation. There are many ways you can help make a difference in the lives of these dedicated soldiers and their families. Contact Steve Asp 520-5447882 or email National Active and Retired Federal Employees Meeting

The July NARFE Chapter 1874 meeting will be Monday, July 16, at the Golden Corral, 6865 N. Thornydale. Lunch 11:30 AM (senior menu $7.95 plus beverage); meeting starts at Noon. Speaker will be Gary Bartlett from the USS 770 Club. Contact Valerie Davis 520908-0774 for more information. Volunteers Wanted Ironwood Ridge High School is seeking volunteers to help with walkthrough registration. Volunteers would assist students and their parents with bookstore related processes. Registration occurs Tuesday, July 24 through Saturday, August 4. Please contact Assistant Principal Michael Szolowicz 520-696-4011

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Classified The items contained under this heading are provided as a service to residents by other organizations that are neither sponsored nor supported by Sun City Oro Valley Community Association, Inc. SCOVCA assumes no responsibility or liability for the information contained therein.

BR=Bedroom; BA=Bath; N/S=No Smoking; N/P=No Pets; W/D=Washer and Dryer; LR=Living Room; DR=Dining Room; AZRM=Arizona Room; Fireplace= FP; Stainless Steel= S/S Classified Advertising, $10/ad

FOR RENT: 2012-2013 multi-month vacation home rental. Completely furnished with great mountain views. 2 BR/2 BA, 2-car garage. Furnished covered patio with grill. Rental rates will be discounted for SCOV families and friends. Rentals throughout the year or long term. Call Jo (Wisconsin) 262-886-9999 or 520-825-0232. Photos available via email. FOR RENT: Spacious 2 BR/2 BA home with excellent mountain views and private patio with gas grill. Recently furnished in Southwest style, our home is sparkling clean and has everything you need for a perfect getaway, or a place to stay while searching for your own retirement home, including a separate office and complimentary WiFi. Reduced warm weather rates. For photos and more details call, Tom and Barbara 414- 445-0268 (Wisconsin). FOR RENT: Furnished 1200 ft. 2 2BR/2BA beautiful home with covered patio in back and walled patio in front with mountain views from front patio. King and full beds. Fully furnished with all utensils, linens, W/D, wireless, TV, grill. NS,NP. For rates call Frank 1-801 209 9092 or see website Discount for three or more months. FOR RENT: Mariposa plan, 1,200 sq. ft., 2BR/2BA furnished home on Tradewinds Way. Beautifully furnished, saltillo tile floors, 2 queen beds. All utilities included: WiFi, cable, local phone. Available July-December 2012 and March-December 2013. Monthly preferred, consider weekly off season. Long term special rates. Call Diane 520-575-0039. FOR RENT: Tastefully furnished and super clean Montera model home. Private backyard patio with mountain views and great landscaping. Year-round rental. Available furnished or not. N/S, N/P. Call 970-209-1572. FOR RENT in Pinetop, AZ, A-frame house. Enjoy our home nestled in the cool pines. 2BR/2BA. Includes spacious loft with more beds. 2-car garage. Great wrap-around porch. Quiet, peaceful, lovely retreat. Fully furnished. Neighborhood recreation center. Golfing, fishing, casino nearby. Three nights $300. 1 week $600 + extra nights free (if available). Proceeds to charity. Robert and Rose Stenech 520-578-8873. BUYING: A curious collector would like to buy watches, old photos, war relics, 19th and 20th century family and estate items, antiques, jewelry, coins, silver and much more. Anything unusual or nostalgic. I like to look and love to buy. Exceptional prices paid. 529-2984.


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