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November 2013

It’s More Than Living...It’s a Lifestyle!

Combined BOD Study Session and BOD Meeting Thursday, November 14, 9 AM Welcome Center/Conference 3 All residents are encouraged to attend meetings. Come 15 minutes early to share your thoughts and concerns with the Board. Photo by Steve Holmes

Hours of Operation

Activity Center........................................ 917-8066 Mon.-Fri............................................................................................ 7 AM-9 PM Sat................................................................................................... 9 AM-9 PM Sun.................................................................................................. 9 AM-6 PM

The Tipster is published monthly by Sun City Oro Valley 1565 E. Rancho Vistoso Blvd., Oro Valley, AZ 85755, 520-825-3711 Note: email address for BOD member, General Manager & Assistant Manager is

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

Aquatic & Fitness Center........................ 917-8067 Facilities

Under Construction.............................................................................................

Pool Board of Directors Mon.-Sat. .................................................................................... 5 AM-8:30 PM Robert Hefner, President Sun. ........................................................................................... 5 AM-5:50 PM Steve Knapp, ...................................................................... Vice President Children’s Hours............................................................................... 11 AM-1 PM Cathy Hartrich, Secretary Café Food Service to 3 PM only.............................. 825-3277 Dick Brammell, Treasurer Mon.-Sun..........................................................................................7 AM-6 PM Recording of daily Café specials................................................ 825-3711 ext 205 Janice Fischer, Reservations....................................................................................... 825-3277 Richard Babin, Catalina Vista........................................... 825-8613 Jon Olson,

Management Team Bob Mariani, Manager, 917-8080 Joe Byron, Café Manager, 917-8074 Robin Coulter, ................................. Assistant Manager, 917-8070 Mary Cunningham, Area Maint. Sup., 917-8059 Julie Foerster, Resources, 917-8061 Kim Griggs, Professional, 917-8053 Michael Kropf, Course Superintendent, 917-8063 Ken Sandrock, Sup., 917-8078 Pam Sarpalius, Director, 917-8077 Randy Trenary,, 917-8060 Support Team Jim Cundiff, Services, 917-8058 Lonnie Davis, Supervisor, 917-8073 Marnie Goodbody, .................................. Librarian, 917-8064 Lisa Orach, Accounting Assistant, 917-8062 Norma Meyers,, 917-8065 Kathy Peabody, Admin. Specialist, 917-8068 Chris Richard, Coordinator, 917-8069 Coco Sullivan, Coordinator, 917-8072 Monitor - Activity Center................................................................................................. 917-8066 Monitor - Aquatic & Fitness Center....................................................................................917-8067 Tipster Editorial Committee Lou Phillippi......................................Co-Chair Karen Koopmans.................................Member Del Salvaterra...................................Co-Chair Barbara Martucci...............................Member Arlene Douglas...................................Member Paul Mercer........................................Member Ann Fall..............................................Member Ann Owen...........................................Member Peggy Gardner....................................Member Lynn Parker........................................Member Glenda Gillespie.................................Member Shirley Peterson..................................Member Diana Holmes..................... Secretary/Member Laura Pigott.......................................Member George Holthus...................................Member Harry Plumlee....................................Member Sharon Knudson.................................Member Linda Stiegler.....................................Member Editor, Layout and Design: Chris Richard Advertising: Norma Meyers and Chris Richard Printing By: AlphaGraphics

To advertise in the Sun City Oro Valley Tipster, 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.

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

Community Assistance­ - Loan Room

Telephone Reservations....................................................................... 917-8052 Mon., Wed. and Fri. ................................................................................8-9 AM Reservations and Pick Up, Cart Barn/Loan Room Tues. and Thurs. ......................................................................................8-9 AM

Consumer Referral.................................. 917-8079 Community Services............................10 AM-Noon 917-8058 Desert Oasis............................................ 825-0495 Facilities Mon.-Fri............................................................................................ 7 AM-9 PM Sat................................................................................................... 9 AM-8 PM Sun.................................................................................................. 9 AM-5 PM Pool Mon.-Sun. ........................................................................................ 9AM-5PM Children’s Hours...................................................................... daily Noon-4PM Except Tues., Thurs. and Sun. ........................................... Noon-1 & 3 PM-4 PM

Gift Shop of Sun City............................... 917-8051 Mon.-Fri. .......................................................................................... 9 AM-4 PM Sat............................................................................................ 9 AM-12:30 PM

Library...................................................... 917-8064 Mon.-Fri............................................................................... 9 AM-Noon, 1-4 PM Sat................................................................................................... 9 AM-Noon

Pro Shop.................................................. 825-3110 Golf Info Line...................................................................................... 825-0322 Mon. ........................................................................................... 6:30 AM-5 PM Tues. ................................................................................................ 9 AM-5 PM Wed. and Thurs. ................................................................................ 7 AM-5 PM Fri., Sat., and Sun. ....................................................................... 6:30 AM-5 PM Driving Range Hours From October – April, the driving range closes ½ hour after the Pro Shop.

Welcome 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 Sun City Oro Valley 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.

What’s a Board For? by Richard Babin The mission of the SCOV (Sun City Oro Valley) BOD (Board of Directors) is clear (see above), but what the Board really does is almost certainly less so. The Board of a HOA (homeowners association) is responsible for the management and operation of the association’s business affairs in accordance with governing documents, including tasks such as preparing and approving a budget, establishing sound fiscal policies, appointing committees, establishing and enforcing rules and employing a manager. Implicit in many Board responsibilities is the oversight function. For example, there would be little point in approving a budget if the Board did not monitor whether management was acting in accordance with it. One observer had this to say about the duties of an HOA BOD: “Most importantly, [it] is there to represent and support all members of the homeowners’ association. Board members should be fair, honest and always keep the homeowner’s best interest at the of top of their minds.” The oversight function is closely connected with the duty to represent and support the interests of homeowners. If a Board member becomes aware of something that does not appear to be in their best interests, he or she should follow up and initiate corrective action, if required. This might consist of a conversation with the manager, referral to a committee, formal Board action or perhaps all three. The determination about whether a matter is appropriate for Board action is ultimately the Board’s decision. Directors must not micromanage, but neither can they ignore issues that suggest that the best interests of homeowners are less than paramount. How the Board chooses to respond to an issue will determine if it is fulfilling its duty to homeowners or micromanaging. Homeowners should always feel free to contact a Director if they believe that a policy, practice or rule is not in their best interests. Naturally, there will be differences of opinion among Board members about what constitutes best interests and what should be done to remedy problems. It is up to the Board to make those determinations. Undoubtedly, whatever decisions are made will be greeted with varying degrees of approval. In the end, of course, homeowners have the final say about the role of the BOD by making certain that qualified candidates who represent their interests are elected.

Association Committees...............4 Association News..........................3 Café Specials................................10 Classified......................................31 Clubs............................................13 Coming Events.............................10

General Manager - Bob Mariani

HOA Dues and Special Assessments

Each year the Board of Directors approves an annual budget. Within this budget, various revenues are projected with the largest revenue being annual dues. This fiscal year, there was also substantial revenue expected from a special assessment for the fitness center project. As you can imagine, if these funds are not received by the Association, it is difficult to provide the maintenance and services expected by the membership. As staff does every year, bills for the annual dues and this year for the special assessment were sent out in May and were due by July 1 and June 30 respectively. Although the vast majority of the dues and assessments have been collected, a small percentage of dues and assessment revenue still remains outstanding. As noted above, these delinquencies create a challenge for the Association, and unfortunately, necessitate initiation of a collection process. In addition, every dollar of dues and assessments that are not paid by one member becomes a burden to members who do pay their Association account in full. This collection process includes a late notice and late fee. If still not paid, a lien will be filed against the property at a cost to the delinquent member. Late fees, interest and lien fees add a considerable amount to the balance due by the member, increasing his/her hardship. The major collection step occurs if the delinquency continues which is either a lawsuit or, if financially beneficial for the Association, foreclosure will be initiated. Of course, no association wants to foreclose on a property. However, if and when it becomes necessary, this last resort action will be taken by the Association. Is every dollar that is billed collected? Unfortunately no, due to, on a rare occasion, bankruptcy and in some cases foreclosure by the first trust deed which extinguishes the dues/assessments owed to the Association. However, in all other cases, the Association will be successful in collecting the delinquent dues plus late fees, interest, lien fees, etc. So anyone who can pay should pay before the additional costs mount.

Holiday Hours for Thanksgiving Thursday, November 28th AFC Pool ................................................5 AM-5 PM Desert Oasis .................................................. Closed Catalina Vista ................................................. Closed Activity Center............................................... Closed Welcome Center and SCOV Library will be Closed Thanksgiving Day, November 28 Friday, November 29 and Saturday, November 30

What’s Inside

Extended Community.................30 Feature.........................................10 For Your Information...................12 Golf.................................................8 Hours of Operation.......................2 Memoriam...................................13

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Partnered Organizations.............29 Sun City Vistoso Foundation.........9 Thank You Corner.......................13 Town of Oro Valley......................29 Workshops and Classes...............12


Association Committees Committee meetings are open and all residents are welcome to attend. Active Health

Chair Judy Bjorling 818-1296

Last month we heard Professor O’Connor talk about stress and its effect on our health and cognitive function. So which do you have? Too little stress or too much? How do you deal with the latter? Active Health’s presentation this month will be held Friday, November 22, 1 PM, Auditorium. The presentation is Reducing the Bad Stress: a Practicum will permit you to try the stress-reducing practices of Walking Meditation, Qi Gong and Yoga. Dr. Jim Nicolai, author of a new book on Walking Meditation; Joe Pinella, a master of Qi Gong and Maria Mendola, a yoga teacher and therapist, will each allow us to practice a short segment of their craft. Wear comfortable clothing and even sandals you can slip out of, if you like. No tickets are necessary, but you’ll want to pick up a raffle ticket at the door, as each of our presenters has donated a raffle prize. Architectural Review

Don Stewart 618-980-3878 Second and Fourth Tuesdays, 1 PM, Welcome Center/Conference 1

In keeping with the Xeriscape Philosophy of water-efficient landscaping and to promote the maintenance of community aesthetics, ARC has adopted a list of plant materials approved for use in Sun City Oro Valley. The plants listed as approved have prospered in the Tucson area with little to no supplemental irrigation once they are established. There is sufficient variety to accomplish any landscape design need. Please see Appendix B in the Development Standards for Plants approved for front, back and side yards. A resident desiring to plant material in their yard that is not on the approved list must obtain written approval from ARC before proceeding. Communication

Chair Janice Strassburg, 818-7793, First Monday, 1 PM, Welcome Center/Conference 3 Community Assistance

Chair Gay Russell 825-5763 Meetings Third Thursday, 3 PM, Welcome Center/Conference Room 1

Aluminum Can Donations: Put those aluminum cans to work for SCOV (Sun City Oro Valley). Deposit empty, rinsed aluminum cans in the box outside the Activity Center kitchen. For safety reasons, do not deposit unrinsed cans which attract bees and may become a hazard. Profits fund the equipment for the Loan Room. This month we delivered 480 pounds of aluminum cans to the recycle center. We received $283.20. So far, we have received a total of $554.60 year-to-date. November begins the busy season for the Loan Room with many residents needing extra beds, tables and chairs and children’s items for visiting friends and relatives for the holidays. As always, many medical items are available for loan to residents of SCOV. Our telephone reservation system begins November 1 and is available Mondays, Wednesdays and Fri-


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days 8-9 AM. Any other reservation would need to be made Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8-9 AM, when the Loan Room is open. The inside front cover of the Tipster lists telephone number and times for both the Loan Room and the reservation system. Please come and visit us in the Loan Room at the end of the Cart Barn (east of the Café). Consumer Referral

Co-Chairs Don and Pat Pomeroy 825-1725 Desk Phone 917-8079 Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 9:30-11:30 AM, Activity Center

Connect to our online list of 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 Leslie Platt 818-1963 Third Monday, 1 PM, Welcome Center/Conference 3 Gift Shop

Co-Chairs Julie Holtry 825-4473 Elaine Deeter 825-5388 Gift Shop 917-8051 Shop Hours: Monday-Friday 9 AM- 4PM, Saturday 9 AM-12:30 PM Meeting second Wednesday, 9 AM

Holidays will be here before you know it. Stop in early for the best selection of preseason gift ideas or to just see what’s new and unique. This month’s featured artists are Sandy and Curt Gates, who make jewelry that tells stories of the American Southwest. You can see examples on their website Back in the 1960s, they would carry their young son in a backpack when they went prospecting for aquamarine and topaz in the mountains of Maine and New Hampshire. This son, now a grandfather, just bought the Lincoln mine up in Crown King, Arizona. Curt and Sandy are looking forward to cutting more stones from this historic location. The gift shop welcomes new artists and treasures even non-artist volunteers who simply want to enjoy meeting new people and helping shoppers find just the right special item. Contact Julie or Elaine for more information. Government Affairs

Chair Sally Evert 520-955-7877 Vice Chair Alex Martin 825-7044 Meeting Second Wednesdays, 1-2 PM, Welcome Center/Conference 1

In our continuing series with the intent of informing you of our elected officials and the units of government which impact us, Oro Valley Mayor Satish Hiremath will speak on A Day in the Life of the Mayor and Town Manager on November 13, see Coming Events. Town Manager Greg Caton will follow with an explanation of Oro Valley’s funding stream and

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other Town news. You are always welcome at meetings or contact any committee member with ideas of programs that might interest you. Marketing and Publicity

Chair Barbara Ross 818-0701 Fourth Thursday, 3 PM, Welcome Center/Conference 1 Neighborhood Pride

Chair Tempe Johnson 825-6994 Third Tuesday, 2 PM, Welcome Center/Conference 3 Heartfelt Thanks

Not often enough do we say thank you to the people around us. Perhaps, as homeowners, we should say an occasional thank you to our neighbor who borders our personal property. If, when he has his own yard cleaned up by a landscaper, he includes part of yours which may have a problem caused by his foliage, it just might deserve a thank you. With Thanksgiving nearing, there is no better time to say thanks to the homeowners who keep their properties in compliance with the governing documents. The hard work and countless hours of time from our committee members have helped to make Sun City Oro Valley a beautiful place in which to live. Walking or driving through our community, one cannot help but feel pride in living here and enjoying life as it’s meant to be. We sincerely thank you and wish you a Happy Thanksgiving. Posse

Chair Del Balston 825-9681 Vice Chair John Njaa 825-5486 Meeting First Tuesday, November, December, 3 PM Catalina Vista/Pusch Ridge Location for 2014 meetings TBD

File of Life materials are now readily available to all Sun City Oro Valley residents at the Oro Valley Police Department substation in Mountain View Plaza. The materials include Emergency Medical Information Forms, a pouch for holding the forms on the outside of your refrigerator and information about completing the forms. More information about this beneficial program can be found in the Posse website (address above) and on page five of the July 2013 Tipster. Are you a new resident or a returning seasonal resident who is thinking about getting involved in your community by joining some of the many fine committees or clubs here in Sun City Oro Valley? If so, please consider the Posse. In this committee, a small expenditure of your time each month contributes to the safety and wellbeing of both you and your neighbors. How can you beat that? Properties

Chair Jack Evert, 818-3068,, Third Thursday, 9 AM, Welcome Center/Conference 1 Strategic Projects

Chair Tut Tustison 825-9431 October- April, Third Thursday, 3 PM, Welcome Center/Conference 2 Sun City Oro Valley Tipster, November 2013

Tipster Editorial

Co-Chairs Lou Phillippi 638-6957 Del Salvaterra 834-5146

This month’s Tipster Editorial Committee meeting will be held Wednesday, November 13, 9 AM, Activity Center/Navajo. Assistant Manager - Robin Coulter

Our Nice “Quiet” Summer

There is a feeling that summers are slower around here. And while that may be true for our residents, it’s quite the opposite for staff. Summer is a time when those extra projects are implemented, and this summer we have taken that opportunity to new heights. Here are some of the projects that were worked on over the summer. Our regular annual homeowner mailing was conducted and receipt of homeowner dues and a special assessment. Also gathered were age verification forms which were entered into the database for proof of occupancy to HUD. There were three surveys: Food and Beverage Committee conducted one for the Café, the Strategic Projects committee conducted one for new residents and the large community survey that was sent with the annual mailing which resulted in 1997 responses (excellent response rate!). We updated gateway and monument signs, kiosk signs were updated. The Café received a small makeover including a tiled bar wall, new entry furniture, custom artwork by our own artisans and new paint. A system to provide music was installed at the Café. The new logos were switched out on business cards, letterhead, signage and advertising. The Welcome Center was recarpeted which meant moving all of the computers in the computer lab and genealogy lab (those clubs were fantastic in helping this to occur!). The median on Rancho Vistoso Blvd. had maintenance and upgrades done to the irrigation system preparing it for new landscaping that will be coming soon, not a small project and quite a challenge since there are no descriptive plans on where those irrigation lines are located. Secure access was installed and implemented in the Catalina Vista and Desert Oasis. A new website was launched for The Views Golf Club. In preparation for the coming audio/visual system at the Activity Center/Native American rooms, many club events were moved around to best meet the audio/visual needs of our clubs. The expansion and renovation of the Aquatic & Fitness Center has kept many of us planning for the new building and all the services that will be offered to SCOV. We have made it a priority to keep the AFC pool open whenever possible. We added golf cars to our fleet and installed a new golf ball machine system. All of our staff participated in a customer service training program based on the Pike’s Place Fish Marketing called the FISH Philosophy. The golf course was overseeded. The Café had a deep cleaning. There’s been a lot going on during our summer. I hope you notice some positive changes. We are looking forward to a good high season with new projects and great experiences here in Sun City Oro Valley. Something that’s special about this community is that it isn’t content to sit still and let the world happen around it. We are engaged and active and moving forward. What a fantastic place to live!





Statement & Expenses andthe theResults Results Operations Statement of Revenues Revenues and Expenses and ofof Operations

Revenues: Annual H.O. Fees Special Assessment Capital Contribution Fee Golf Revenues Activities Revenues Café Revenues Interest Income Other Income Gross Revenues

3 Months 2013-14




$ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $

244,233 20,800 57,096 5,674 35,159 1,815 28,557 393,334

$ 1,782,703 $ 138 $ 67,170 $ 164,317 $ 10,519 $ 105,395 $ 6,002 $ 88,959 $ 2,225,203

$ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $

1,782,703 38,400 180,429 13,394 102,400 3,000 63,793 2,184,119

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 Depreciation Total Expenses

$ $ $ $ $

(29,173) 364,161

$ (950,000) $ (100,000) $ (24,658) $ (84,566) $ 1,065,979

$ $ $ $ $

(950,000) (100,000) (18,600) (38,400) 1,077,119

$ $ $ $ $ $ $

210,771 16,872 62,551 21,870 120,009 90,000 522,073

$ 636,893 $ 48,828 $ 246,515 $ 76,392 $ 270,030 $ 270,000 $ 1,548,658

$ $ $ $ $ $ $

666,666 50,491 256,004 35,879 273,174 270,000 1,552,214

Restricted Fund Expenses Net Operating Expenses

$ $

(90,036) 432,037

$ (310,036) $ 1,238,622

$ $

(270,000) 1,282,214






Results of Operations


current year. A copy of the report in greater detail can be found at our website, Hold your cursor For the First 3For Months of the Fiscal Year the First Month of the Fiscal Year over “Association” a drop down appears; scroll to “Financial For the First 3 Months of the Fiscal Year Strength”click that. At this page you will find the monthly 2013-14 2013-14 2012-13 2012-13 Financial Statements and the annual budget. There are also 2013-14 2012-13 2013-14 2012-13 copies of the monthly Financial Statements and a copy of $98,681 $28,146 $95,571 $27,620 Pre-Paid Rounds $98,681 $95,571 Pre-Paid Rounds Pre-Paid Rounds $98,681 $95,571 Pre-Paid Rounds annual budget for the 2013-2014 fiscal year in the Sun Resident Daily Rounds $7,861 $12,047 the Resident Daily Rounds $7,861 $12,047 Resident Daily Rounds $2,599 $3,433 Resident Daily Rounds $7,861 $12,047 City Oro Valley Library located at the Welcome Center. Public Daily Rounds $41,033 $17,148 $48,813 $13,982 Public Daily Rounds $41,033 $48,813 Public Daily Rounds If you are interested in more information regarding the Public Daily Rounds $41,033 $48,813 community’s finances, we encourage you to attend the Totals $147,575 $47,893 $156,431 $45,035 Totals $147,575 $156,431 Totals Totals $147,575 $156,431 Finance & Budget Committee meeting which will be held Monday, November 18, 1 PM, Welcome Center/Conference Room 3. Above is a summary of the Revenues and Expenses If you have any questions, please feel free to call me at and the Results of Operations for the first three months 917-8060, or email me at of 2013-2014 fiscal year. Also included this month is a Randy Trenary, Controller chart comparing golf revenues from last year to the

Golf Course Revenues Golf Course Revenues Golf Course Revenues Golf Course Revenues For the First 3 Months of the Fiscal Year


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Programs/Facilities Director - Pam Sarpalius

New Activity – Game Night Starting in December, on the first and third Saturdays, 4-8 PM, Desert Oasis/Saguaro, is open for Game Night. Bring a game (Clue, Monopoly, etc) and play a game of your choice with some friends. Keep in mind that the Wii system is also in that room, so if you want to bowl, play tennis or golf you can do that on the TV. We are trying to find activities that residents who are still employed can participate in. Bring your own drinks and snacks. What a great time to mingle and have some fun. We want to thank Sally Schuneman for agreeing to host the first few nights to get things going.

Friends of the Library Mark your Calendar! Our annual Books and Author’s Luncheon will be held Tuesday, March 11, 2014. This popular fundraising event is always a sell-out. The dates for ticket sales will be posted in the January Tipster. All books, materials and the 1800 DVD’s available for your viewing pleasure are paid for by donations and the monies raised by Friends of the Library. Consider supporting your Library by becoming a member. Annual dues are $10 pp; $15 per/family. Forms for joining are on the volunteers’ desks. September Housing Resale Information The numbers for the September 1-30, 2013

Community Services - Jim Cundiff

Office open 10 AM-Noon, Monday-Friday, Welcome Center 917-8058 Café News The Café is going to offer two different dinner specials: Wednesday, November 13, dinner will feature pot roast dinner and on thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 28, dinner will feature turkey or holiday ham. Reservations are required. Please see the Café Specials on page 10 in this Tipster. Monthly drink special is $4. For November we are featuring a warm drink called Cinnamon Toast. Warm up on an autumn evening with this spiced rum and apple cider concoction. The Café is offering you a chance to receive a free breakfast or lunch if you turn in a comment card. Monthly comment cards are randomly drawn for the free meal. The September winners: Nancy Johnson, Paul Raikunen, Stan Fly, J. Darragh and Marion Smith. Congratulations and bon appétit. SCOV Library - Marnie Goodbody

Follow Marnie’s Blog:

Lots of new items at the Library. See the Sun City Oro Valley Librarian blog for complete lists of the latest acquisitions. New DVDs include Homeland (2nd season), Foyles War (Pt 7), and New Tricks. Also new are crime films Blood, Place Beyond the Pines, Iceman, Scenic Route and East. Like adventure? Try Kon-Tiki, a retelling of Heyerdahl’s famous quest. Also, Great Gatsby (DiCaprio), Mud (McConaughey), World War Z (Pitt). See romance in Arthur Newman (Firth) and poignancy in Bless Me, Ultima and Amour. Terrific donations include Midsomer Murders and Newsroom. A sampling of new popular fiction: Whole Enchilada (Davidson), Deceived (White), Songs of Willow Frost (Ford), W is for Wasted (Grafton) and Never Go Back (Child). Also, novels The Infatuations (Marias), Bones of Paris (King), and Lowland (Lahiri). Great nonfiction includes Zealot, Invention of Murder, and A Street Cat Named Bob. Lawrence In Arabia, Salinger, and the Wilderness Warrior (Teddy Roosevelt) are terrific new biographies and histories. Come in and see us.


For the Month


2013 2012

13 15 Total sold in 2012 - 179

177 154

2013: Active Listings as of 10/01/13........................ 39 2012: Active Listings this time last year .................. 46 Source TARMLS®

Unit #

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Welcome New Neighbors Name

Denice & Douglas Hicks Rosemary & Michael Baroni Margaret Sobczak Dorsey & Charlene Smith Kristi & Peter Coy Sandra & Phillip Bellerive Helen & Jack Munger Patricia Olson Lisa & Daniel Ernst Karen & Brian Alexander Kathleen & Ronald Innes Eileen & Robert Herd Susan & Robert Robinson


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Coffee and Conversation with the General Manager

and a Board Member

Come hear an update on the Fitness Center construction project. Tuesday, November 19, 1 PM, Activity Center/Navajo

Pass Holder Benefits This month all The Views Golf Club Annual Pass Holders receive a

Pass Holder Derby to be held late November Not a Pass Holder?

Call Kat at 917-8068 to get the details on being an annual pass holder. Sun City Oro Valley Tipster, November 2013


Recreation and Fitness - Lonnie Davis

Strengthen your body - in every direction

This doesn’t mean you need to do dozens of exercises that have you bending and twisting at every angle. No, what you really want is to train your core, shoulders and hips to stay stable no matter what position you’re in. Think of your body remaining rigid while suspended horizontally from the lamp post, despite the force of gravity pulling it down. While that seems incredible, you’ve already trained your body to do this when you’re standing. That’s why you can walk erect instead of having to crawl on all fours like a baby. Your strategy is to perform the classic exercises you’re used to, but to change the position of the weight in relation to your body. Do lunges and squats while holding the dumbbells above your head, for example, and lift one dumbbell at a time when you’re doing the bench press and shoulder press. This shifts your center of gravity, forcing the muscles of your core, shoulders and hips to work harder to keep you from falling over (or off the bench). The end result: You’re training your muscles to be strong from every direction.

Association Sponsored Fitness Classes

Purchase a fitness punch card from the Administration Office in the Welcome Center, $15/10 classes. You may use this card for all SCOV-sponsored fitness classes. It can also be used for your guests. There is a $2 drop-in charge if you do not have a punch card.

Aqua Zumba® Cardio Chair Aerobics Sunrisers Sweat Stretch Water Aerobics Zumba Personal Trainer

Tues., 1-2 PM, AFC pool Tues., Thurs., 10:30-11:30 AM, Catalina Vista Low-impact aerobics class Mon., Wed., Fri., 7:15-8:15 AM, Auditorium Tues., Thurs., 7:30-9 AM, Auditorium Mon., Wed., Fri., 9-10 AM, AFC pool Tues., 9:15-10:10 AM, Thurs., 5:15-6:15 PM, Auditorium One-on-one training will continue during construction; call Ray Jerkins 219-3561 for an appointment and an alternate location

Special Note from the Hopi Room Gym: On Thursday, November 7, 1 PM, an orientation will be held on how to use the gym equipment. Space is limited. See Lonnie Davis or call 917-8073. Construction alert... Please keep in mind that the Fitness Center construction will require that the swimming pool be closed from time to time which may result in cancellation of classes that are held in the pool. Call 917-8088 to check. The Hopi Room in the Activity Center will be used as a temporary gym during the time that the Fitness Center is under construction. Although this temporary facility isn’t large enough to accommodate all of the fitness equipment, there will be cardio and strength equipment to provide a very good workout for most residents. Aquatic & Fitness Center and Desert Oasis see the Hours of Operation, Tipster, page two. Tuesday, November 12, 7 AM, 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, November 13, the Desert Oasis pool will close at 7 AM for cleaning and shock treatment and will reopen the following morning at the regular time.


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Head Golf Professional - Kim Griggs Now that overseeding is complete and the course has been marked, we are ready for another great season. Just a reminder: range balls are now $5 for a small basket (approximately 30 balls) and $7 for a large basket (approximatetly 60 balls). The other option is to buy a range card. Please see the staff in the Pro Shop for more details. Lessons are available from me or Rick Sample. We are both PGA members, our rates are $45 for one-half hour and $55 for 45 minutes. We also offer packages, call us 825-3110. Please stop by the Pro Shop and check out our new merchandise that has arrived for the season. Residents will receive 15% off their purchases, and pass holders will receive 30% off. This excludes sale items, clubs and balls. Walkers, please abide by the walking signs that are provided for you on the golf course. We want you to enjoy the beautiful scenery, and at the same time be careful that you do not get hit by a golf ball. Finally, the Pro Shop will be closed at 2 PM on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 28. Happy Turkey Day to all. Superintendent - Michael Kropf This year the front nine was overseeded with a greenback around the edges of the collars. Many golfers found it difficult to play shots around the greens when the Bermuda grass turned brown during the winter months. The brown grass would get compacted from mowers, from watering the greens, and from foot traffic which all led to a difficult lie for chipping. The decision was made to overseed about a ten to fifteen foot pass around the collars and improve these playing conditions. These newly overseeded areas should make playing conditions easier and more consistent and improve the aesthetics around the greens. However, it should be noted that there are several negatives associated with this decision. First, the traps around the greens on the front nine are going to be wetter than the back nine since these areas now require irrigation. When the edges were not overseeded, these areas were irrigated infrequently allowing the traps to dry. Second, the frost delays will be longer than previous years on shotgun days, because the longer rye grass in the roughs will freeze easier than the closely-mowed collars and greens. In prior years, the pins could be moved and possibly the greens mowed during frost, because those areas weren’t frozen like the fairways and non-overseeded roughs. Third, these areas will be weak next June when the golf course transitions back to Bermuda grass. Similar to the fairways, these rough areas will be negatively impacted by the competition from the rye grass. Golf Advisory

Chair Howard Schulz 825-0797 First Wednesday, 2 PM, Welcome Center/Conference 3

It’s nice to be out of the overseed and playing golf again on our beautiful and challenging golf course. Check out the new scorecards and refresh yourself with golf course etiquette and cart rules. Please remember to use sand/seed mixture from your

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bottles on the fairway only and not in the rough or on the holes not over-seeded (#4, #8, #15, #18). A new initiative underway to grow golf participation will be monthly Guys and Gals events. Please talk with Kim or Preston if you’d like to help or have ideas on other events you’d like to see. More special events are in the works, so watch for announcements. Potential changes to the drainage pattern and playability of Hole #5 are under consideration. Talk with your golf club leadership or GAC member to learn more. Try out the six new combo (red/gold) tees and give us your feedback. Talk to your clubs about using some of these tees and being able to post a handicap score. Next meeting is November 13, 2:30 PM, Welcome Center/ Conference 3. The Views 18-Hole Men’s Golf Club

Pres. Gary Graber 818-2993 Membership Jerry Bushong 818-2513 Play Wednesdays

A warm welcome to our returning residents. We can now start earning points for the Views Cup, based on participation in our challenging weekly play. The first of our tournaments, the President’s Cup, will commence on November 6 and will conclude on November 13. The Governor’s Cup, a two-man team event, will take place on January 23, 26 and 30. Following that, the Club Championship is slated for March 20 and 23 and will conclude on the 27th. Highlighting the season is the ever popular Member-Guest Tournament, a two-day event to take place on April 17 and 18. We anticipate another great field for this exciting tournament. The Views Mens Nine-Hole Golf Club

Pres. Sherwin Koopmans 818-6337 Membership Jack Saatkamp 825-4376 Play Thursdays

Play begins at 8 AM. Please arrive one-half hour early to allow the Pro Shop to confirm pairings. Our first meeting this fall is scheduled for November 14 after golf at the Activities Center. We welcome new members and would like you to attend our first meeting to introduce you to our group. Annual membership dues are $45 pp. Dues should be paid before December 1 to avoid penalty. Make checks payable to Sun City Men’s Nine-Hole Golf Club and place in the envelope located in the Pro Shop. Quote of the Month: “It took me seventeen years to get 3000 hits in baseball. I did it in one afternoon on the golf course.” Hank Aaron The Views Women’s Golf Club

Pres. Yvette Schulz 825-0797 Membership Nancy Larson 989-0453 Play Tuesdays

Our 2013-2014 season begins November 5 with an 11:30 AM shotgun. The game of the day will be a Team Scramble. Our Welcome Back party follows golf, 4-6 PM, Auditorium. Please sign up in our binder in the Pro Shop. Our membership dues are payable by November 30 and delinquent December 1. New members are always welcome. We invite you to play as our guest prior to joining. Contact Nancy for more details.

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Are you interested in having an opportunity to play some other courses in the area? If the answer is yes, sign up to be a member of our Catalina Cup team. Contact Betty Bittle or Mary Ann Diridon for more information. Mark your calendars for December 3, our Christmas party. Details to follow. The Views 9-Hole Women’s Golf Club

Pres. Terrie Juba 818-6553 Membership Kate Young 248-0030 Play Thursdays

The first day of league play starts November 7, 8 AM. Check-in is 7:30 AM, so you can find out the pairings for the day and visit with the new and returning ladies. Following golf, there will be a general meeting and lunch. Please sign up in the Pro Shop each week if you want to play. Dues are $50 which includes AWGA Membership. Membership fees are due November 1. Late payments will be assessed a $10 fee. New members pay a one time $5 fee to join (total $55). All are welcome to join our fun golf group. Mark your calendar for the Christmas Party December 5. See you for some great fall golf.

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. Steve Taillie 825-8804 Be sure to watch for our next two Dispose-A-Med programs held in the Activity Center Lobby: Tuesday, November 12, and Tuesday, January 14. There are important changes in the Dispos-A-Med program procedures. The Foundation has not been involved in making these changes. The new regulations are a result of Drug Enforcement Agency changes which are to be followed by the Oro Valley Police and the Foundation. The new regulations are: 1. The Oro Valley Police and Foundation personnel in attendance are no longer allowed to handle the items brought in for disposal. The person with the medications will need to separate the pill-type items and the liquid or gel-type items themselves and will then be shown which Oro Valley Police containers are to be used for the deposit. The items do not need to be opened; they can be deposited in the original bottle/container in which they are packaged. 2 We no longer can accept syringes, inhalers or empty medicine bottles and things like elastic or other bandages, and other non-medication items. 3. Only prescription, over-the-counter, vitamins/supple ments, etc. items can be accepted.

Golf course Walkers and Riders

Please abide by the walking signs that are posted. If you are an evening rider or walker, keep in mind that you cannot enter the golf course until 5 PM, and even then, you will be sharing the facility with golfers. So please be courteous.


Café Specials

November Special Dinners Coupons may not be used for these dinners.

Wednesday, November 13, two seating times, 5 & 6:45 PM

Special Dinner at the Cafe - $11.95 pp

Pot roast dinner with mashed potatoes and gravy, served with fresh carrots and a roll with butter. An 18% Gratuity will be added to all checks. Reservations required 825-3277. Thursday, November 28, two seating times, 1 & 3 PM

Thanksgiving Dinner at the Cafe - $19.95 pp

The menus are: roast turkey with mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing, cranberry sauce, vegetables and a roll with butter. Includes one nonalcoholic beverage and dessert, or baked ham topped with pineapple sauce, mashed potatoes and gravy, vegetables and a roll with butter. This includes one nonalcoholic beverage and dessert. An 18% gratuity will be added. Reservations required 825-3277. Try our new Cinnamon Toast drink special for $4 each. Warm up on an autumn evening with this spiced rum and apple cider concoction.


The Sun City Vistoso Community Foundation Celebrating 15 Years of Service and Looking to the Future! by Leslie Platt

Way back in 1998, a group of SCOV (Sun City Oro Valley) homeowners recognized that there are many things that would improve the quality of life in our community, but that our Community Association could not reasonably be expected to address all of them. They decided to form a taxexempt 501(c)(3) corporation with the purpose of providing a tax-free channel for donations in support of qualified health, cultural, educational and charitable endeavors that would benefit SCOV and the larger community. This Corporation was named (and remains) the Sun City Vistoso Community Foundation. Its mission is “to improve the quality of life for active adults in Sun City and the surrounding area.” To date, the Foundation has received donations of over $750,000 in support of its mission. Most donations, but not all, have come from very generous SCOV residents. A substantial portion of the Foundation’s resources has been returned directly to SCOV through grants to its Association and clubs. While its primary focus is on seniors in SCOV and the surrounding area, the Foundation also makes occasional grants in support of advanced educational programs for exceptional young people. An endowment fund has been created to ensure continuation of the Foundation’s work. There are myriad examples of the Foundation’s support for SCOV clubs and residents: new risers to enable to Sun City Singers to entertain us safely; equipment to help the fledgling Ukelele Club get started; a grant in support of the Bike Club’s food bank campaign, and another for the Emerge! Auxiliary’s work with battered women; new DVDs to replace many stolen from our Library and a copier for the AARP Volunteer Tax Program that helps so many of us each year. Substantial grants have been made in support of our golf course, the K-9 Corral and most recently, the public art


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at the new Aquatic & Fitness Center, which is being funded in its entirety by the Foundation. Typical grants to the larger community include those to Interfaith Community Services for its Food Bank (currently serving 80 of our residents) and other senior programs, the Pima Council for Aging and Catalina Community Services. Looking to the future, the Foundation has made numerous grants to advanced educational programs in the Amphitheater School District. Good citizenship is also important to the Foundation. For many years, it sponsored an Association picnic. Currently, it sponsors the Shred It and Dispose-A-Meds Programs, and recently organized a workshop for residents contemplating lifestyle changes. Any organization or club meeting the intent of the Foundation’s mission may apply for a grant. Board members will be happy to explain the criteria. The Foundation appreciates donations of any size and encourages residents to volunteer to serve on its Board.

Coming Events

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

Special Events for Clubs See club article for full details. SCV Golf, Sun. Nov. 2, The Views Golf Club Kactus Kickers, Pizza and Dance Party, Fri., Nov. 8, 5:45 PM, Auditorium Dinner ‘N Show, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Hale Theater, lunch at Texas Roadhouse SCV Singles, Dinner, Thurs., Nov. 14, 5:30 PM, Activity Center/Navajo Day Trippers, Arizona Opry, Thurs., Nov. 14 Villanellas, November Dance, Fri., Nov. 15, 6 PM, Social Hour, Auditorium SCV Singles, Happy Hour, Fri. Nov. 29, 5:30 PM, Activity Center/Navajo Day Trippers, Annual Holiday Dinner, Sun., Dec. 15, 2-5 PM, Activity Center Friday, November 1, 1 PM, Welcome Center Conference 1

Why the Board Needs Me and What’s Involved

If you have wondered what’s involved with being on our Board, this is the meeting to attend. This informally-structured, one-hour meeting includes expectations, time commitments, financial position overview and candidate support during campaigns. All residents are welcome; however, the agenda is geared to those interested in serving the community in a Board capacity. Sponsored by the Sun City Oro Valley Nominating Committee. Saturday, November 2, 9 AM-4 PM, Activity Center

Sun City Oro Valley Arts & Crafts Festival

SCOV artists will be showing their art at the SCOV Arts & Crafts Festival. You will find that many of your SCOV neighbors are interesting and talented artists who may have that special piece of artwork for you. Plan on stopping by and meeting them. Wednesday, November 6, 10 AM, Catalina Vista/ Mt. Kimball

Tucson Museum of Art Talks

Our favorite docent Sandy Cord is coming to tell us about The Naughty Victorians. Please come and enjoy. Refreshments are served. Questions? Call Carol Scotti 780-1772.


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Saturday, November 9, 7 PM, Auditorium

Joni Harms Concert

It took us almost two years to get this well-known Country and Western singer to Sun City Oro Valley. Joni gets rave reviews for her great singing, and we thought it would be great to bring a lady entertainer for our Country and Western friends. Gather some friends, put on your cowboy duds and join in the fun, or just dress casual. Doors open 6:30 PM, show at 7 PM.

to shop and some just go to get into the holiday spirit by having lunch and taking in the holiday shopping windows of the mall. It’s a great day for shoppers. The same price as last year. Gentlemen always welcome. Tickets at the Welcome Center from Coco or Pam starting November 1, $24 pp Tuesday, December 17, 1-3 PM, Auditorium

Holiday Cookie Exchange

It is time to start thinking about holiday shopping. What better way than Monday Madness Sale? Great merchandise and outstanding prices. See you there.

We will supply the coffee and you supply the cookies. Everyone who attends must make three dozen cookies and you can leave with two dozen. Join us 1PM-3 PM in the Auditorium. Sit and chat, have coffee and cookies and bring home cookies to enjoy later. You must make cookies to attend. There is no charge for this event, but you need to pick up a ticket at the Welcome Center so we know how many tables to set up. Tickets will be ready starting Monday, November 25. Pick one up ASAP.

Monday, November 11, 11 AM, Auditorium

Saturday, December 21, 11 AM, Auditorium

Tickets on sale at the Welcome Center $18 pp

Monday, November 11, 9 AM-12:30 PM, Gift Shop

Monday Madness Sale

Veterans Day Program

Holiday Golf Cart Parade

Join us in the Auditorium to honor the veterans of Sun City Oro Valley. Another great program is being planned by the Oro Valley American Legion along with a welcome from the mayor of Oro Valley, Satish Hiremath.

This year, instead of a door decorating contest, there will be a holiday golf cart parade. Carts will gather in the parking lot by the mini-golf area at 11:30 AM. Carts will be judged at noon and then the parade will begin. A registration form is in this Tipster. Prizes: first place, $100; second place, $75 and third place, $50. Join in the fun by being in the parade or come out to watch it. If you don’t have a golf cart, why not, have your club or group decorate a cart? The deadline to turn in your form is Monday, December 2, 4 PM. Judging will be done by nonresidents.

Tuesday, November 12, 2-3 PM, Catalina Vista/Mt. Lemmon

Planning for the Next Phase of Retirement

Vistoso Helpful Hands again sponsors Planning for the Next Phase of Retirement with Margaret Roberts, Adult Care Hunters. Hear and ask questions about the critical elements you need to know to get ready for downsizing, finding an appropriate place and how to do this at no cost to you. Seating is limited. Light refreshments. Wednesday, November 13, 6 PM, Activity Center/Navajo

A Day in the Life of the Mayor and Town Manager

Have you ever wondered what Oro Valley Mayor Satish Hiremath and Town Manager Greg Caton do each day for us, the citizens of Oro Valley? They will each tell us what happens on a typical work day, 6 PM, Activity Center, Navajo/Hohokam. The Mayor will also include highlights of his State of the Town address that was given at the Hilton El Conquistador on September 25. Time will be allotted to answer your questions. This event is sponsored by the Sun City Oro Valley Government Affairs Committee. Friday, Saturday, November 29-30, & Sunday, December 1

Gift Shop Holiday Open House

Friday, November 29, 9 AM-4 PM, Saturday, November 30, 9 AM-4 PM and Sunday, December 1,1-4 PM. It’s our Holiday Open House at the Gift Shop; it will be filled with the holiday spirit, wonderful holiday gift items, something special for you and fresh baked cookies. This is the time of year when our latest creations make their appearance, but you will also find your favorites. We will be having a raffle once again. Tickets are $1 each or six for $5. Items can be seen in the middle window on the Aquatic & Fitness Center entrance side of the shop. Start your holiday shopping with us.

Tuesday and Friday, December 3 and 6, 7PM

Merry...Happy...Music! Holiday Concerts

Don’t miss the Sun City Singers Merry...Happy...Music! Holiday Concerts in the Auditorium, two performances. Bring your family and friends to one of these popular sellout Christmas and Hanukkah programs. It’s a great way to begin celebrating this special time of year.

Tickets on sale at Activity Center Lobby, Monday-Friday, November 18-22, 9 AM-Noon, $5 pp

Saturday, January 4, 7 PM, Auditorium

The Music of Motown - Joe Bourne

Joe Bourne with his six-piece band, including a female motown vocalist, present: The Music of Motown and other songs of that era. Travel back with these timeless tunes by Smokey Robinson, The Supremes, Lionel Richie, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, Marvin Gaye, Martha Reeves and Michael Jackson. Enjoy fond musical memories with songs like Baby Love, My Girl, Get Ready, Sugar Pie, Just My Imagination. Cabaret seating, Bring your own drinks and snacks. Doors open at 6 PM, show at 7 PM.

Tickets on sale at the Welcome Center December 2, $18 PP Get your tickets early before they are sold out no tickets will be sold at the door.


Friday, December 6

Nordstom Bus Trip

Many of you ask each year if we will be going to the Fashion Square Mall in Scottsdale during the holidays. Some love

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•Catalina Vista •Café •Activity Center •Welcome Center/Library •Desert Oasis


Workshops and Classes AED (Automatic External Defibrillator) Classes Classes are held the fourth Wednesday of each month at 1:30 PM, Welcome Center/ Conference Room 1. Lonnie Davis teaches these classes. To attend you must register ahead of time by calling Lonnie at 825-3711 ext 136. You could save the life of a loved one or friend by taking this class. We have new easy-to-operate machines. Next class is November 27. Sign up today.

Bike Safety Class A free bike safety class presented by the Vistoso Cyclists Club will be held Tuesday, November 5, 1-4 PM, and Thursday, November 7, 8-11 AM, Welcome Center/Conference Room 1. The class includes learning how to perform a quick, easy bicycle safety check, fix a flat and perform minor mechanical adjustments. It also includes review of state and local laws, on-bike skills and practice, interactive discussion and a student manual. Students will gain confidence knowing that they are riding legally and safely. Crash types and crash avoidance techniques will be discussed. Contact Jim Elkan at or 913-7441686 to register.

Country Western Dancing Classes Open to all Sun City Oro Valley residents. Eight-week dance classes, Thursdays, January 9-February 27, Auditorium. Classes will be taught by Frank and Joan Morris.

Dance Fundamentals Class

Designed to teach the basics of four popular dance steps: two-step, swing, waltz and cha-cha. Class meets 6:30 - 7:30 PM, $35/cpl.

Continuing Dance Development Class

Designed for people who feel comfortable with the basic dance steps but want to refine and extend their dancing skills. Class will focus on the two-step, swing, waltz and chacha with a specific content in each session. Some pattern dances will also be taught. Class meets 7:30 - 8:30 PM, $35/ cpl. Registration for classes: Tuesday, December 3, 9-11 AM, Wednesday, December 4, 1-3 PM, Thursday, December 5, 9-11 AM. Contact Del Salvaterra 834-5146

Gin Rummy

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

Institute of Learning in Retirement Samplers

Samplers are two-hour sessions each Thursday, 2 PM, Catalina Vista. No registration, just drop in. The following are scheduled for November:

Thurs. Nov. 14 Father Kino the noblest South Westerner of All by Mark O’Hare Thurs., Nov. 21 Sex Trafficking: A Global Menace by Dr. Ray Umashankar

For more information, check the ILR website at www.


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Parkinson’s Exercise Classes

Exercise classes are held every Monday and Thursday, 4 PM, Welcome Center/Conference 3, $10/class or $50/month. Spouse or caretakers are welcome at every class. Call Ray Jerkins 219-3561. No class on Thursday, November 28.

Photo Workshop

Class will be held outdoors Wednesday, November 20, 3 PM, Activity Center. We will practice taking pictures of moving vehicles and people. Use of a tripod is highly recommended. For details please email david.of.oro@ or phone (520) 818-7880.

QiGong Joe Pinella’s Healing Movement QiGong class will be held weekly on Fridays, 1:30-2:30 PM, Catalina Vista/Mt. Lemmon. This gentle art uses breathing techniques, graceful movements and visualizations to stimulate and enhance the flow of qi in the body which in turn promotes healing and health. Sponsored by Natural Health and Wellness Club. First class is free.

Class tickets are sold in packets of 4 for $35 or drop in rate is $9 per class.

For Your Information The items contained under this heading are provided as a service to residents. SCOV assumes no responsibility or liability for the information contained therein.

AARP Driver Safety Course Two AARP Driver Safety Classes will be presented, one on November 14 at the SaddleBrooke HOA#1 Clubouse, the other on December 6 at the Oro Valley Police Dept. Both are from 8:30 AM-12:30 PM (4 hour class). The AARP Driver Safety Program is the nation’s first and largest refresher course for drivers age 50 and older that has helped millions of drivers remain safe on today’s roads. AARP has offered the course in the classroom for 25 years. Many insurance companies offer a discount to drivers who have completed the course. The fee is $14 ($12 for AARP members). Space is limited, so please call Hal Dieterle at 825-1110 to register.

Dispose-A-Med Empty your medicine cabinet and bring unused or expired prescriptions, over-the-counter medications, vitamins, syringes, inhalers and veterinary medications to the Sun City Oro Valley Activity Center and dispose of them properly. The Oro Valley Police and the Sun City Vistoso Community Foundation will be there to accept the above items. Second Tuesday every other month, 9-11 AM. The next day for this event is November 12. Please check the Sun City Foundation article for important procedural changes.

Donate Your Old Cell and Smart Phones The SCOV Emerge! Auxiliary wants to thank the many folks who have donated cell or smart phones. We are still looking for used phones with chargers. Phones will be set for 911 calls only and will be used exclusively by participants in cooperation with Emerge! Center for Abuse. Unused phones will be recycled and the money donated to Emerge! Call Nancy Williams 818-3178 for drop-off.


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For Friends Of Bill Coats

Bill Coats and his musician wife Dorisse were wellknown residents of Sun City Oro valley for many years. Bill was a Marine in WW II and a survivor of the deadly battle of Iwo Jima. Fred Bjorling was helping Bill put his Iwo experience into words when he died unexpectedly near the end of this project. Fred finished the project with the aid of Bill’s extended family, plus some of his closest friends. For those here who may wish to read about Bill’s Iwo Jima experience, Fred has placed two copies of the finished story in the SCOV Library.

Holiday Decorating at SCOV Christmas will be here before you know it. All the decorations for the Activity Center Auditorium will be different this year. We decorate the Auditorium on Monday, November 25, 9:30 AM and take them down in early January 2014. Please come and help. Old faithfuls and new helpers are welcome.

SCOV’s Annual Sock Drive We will be doing our annual sock drive which benefits Tucson’s homeless veterans. It will begin at the Veterans Day Program. Residents can bring socks or make donations for socks to be purchased at a discount. Due to the economy, the VA supports more homeless veterans than ever before. White tube socks are preferred but any new socks are appreciated. Boxes will be in the Activity Center and theWelcome Center until Sunday, December 15 for your contributions. The socks then go to the Tucson Veterans Administration Homeless Veterans Program. If you have any questions or want to donate money, call Sandy and Hal Jasper, 818-1785.

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

Marcia Polley 818-9073 Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, 10 AM, Aquatic & Fitness Center/Pool

We’re back on winter hours beginning Saturday, November 2.

All Catalina Vista club users are reminded that you’ll need your SCOV membership card to access the building. Art League

Co-Pres. Dave Dame 825-7430 Judy Bjorling 818-1296

Read about the free (except for materials cost). Learn to Draw Workshop taught by Judy Bjorling and Dave Dame beginning November 9 under “Workshops and Classes” in this Tipster.

Colored Pencil Peggy Webb 825-2731 or Betty Sarr 825-7801 Fridays, October 1-May 15, 9 AM-1 PM, Catalina Vista/Art Studio Etching - Printmakers Vickie Von Elbe 825-1329 Fridays, 9 AM, Catalina Vista/Art Studio Fine Arts Studio Pres. Mellanie Herbert 825-2258 Wednesdays, 9 AM, Catalina Vista/Art Studio Oil Painting - Art Made Easy Merle Broadbent 818-0098 Mondays, 9 AM-Noon, Catalina Vista/Mt. Lemmon

If you have just returned from a summer of travel, call Merle to get back to painting. Start work on a piece for the December Theme Show Historic Tucson or perhaps May’s Theme Show Roads, Paths & Walks.

Thanks to my friends and neighbors who offered their time Open Studio Artists to help during my recovery from knee surgery. Also, thank you for all the cards, phone calls, and food. I feel blessed to live in Carol Nagel 825-3097 Thursdays, 9 AM-2 PM, Catalina Vista/Art Studio a caring and beautiful community. We have room for more artists. If you are a little rusty and Shirley Segebrecht


To record the passing of a current or former resident call 9178065 or complete a Tipster form located in the Welcome Center.


Edward Bender Henry Schcfield Paul Kuhel Barbara Wezniak

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want to get back to your art, come join us. We welcome a variety of mediums and try to help each other. Call for more information.

Sculpture Gene Eckebrecht 825-2419 Mondays, 9 AM-5 PM , Catalina Vista/Art Studio

Reminder Dogs are not permitted on The Views Golf Course at any time. 13

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

Plan to come to the Art Room for a relaxed time working on your newest project. Materials are easily available from the library and magazine shelves for ideas and techniques. Members may check out tapes, CDs and books for inspiration. Ultramarine Blue literally means, “beyond the sea” and was the most expensive blue pigment, coveted for its richness of color. European artists reserved this mostly for religious paintings. Since the 19th Century, it has been manufactured synthetically, first in France, and is considerably more affordable. Now it is known by the name, French Ultramarine. Arthritis Water

Pres. Dawn Simske 825-0907 Sec. Ruth Hofstetter 825-8990 Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 1:15 PM, AFC/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 and knees, etc. Our resident volunteer instructors, Dawn Simske and Helen Kirk, are Arthritis Foundation trained. Dues $4/yr. Astronomy

Pres. Peter Simpson 395-0480 October-May, Third Thursday, 7 PM, Activity Center/Navajo

Our speaker for the November 21 meeting will be Don McCarthy from the UofA Astronomy Dept. His topic is How to Observe the Comet ISON in our December Skies as well as other meteors. As a bonus, he will make a comet before our very eyes. We hope to have some of the students we sent to summer astronomy camp at Kitt Peak tell us about their experiences. Donations from our outreach program paid the way for four Coronado seventh graders, who were chosen on the basis of essay contest results. Thursday afternoon astronomy related videos continue in the Activity Center, Kachina Lounge, 4-5 PM. Barbershop VLQ (Very Large Quartet) - Kactus Krooners

Mike Moyer 818-6509 October-May, Mondays, 11 AM-Noon, Desert Oasis Love those Barbershop harmonies? Got a song in your heart? Want to hear and feel and learn what it’s like to blend your voice with others – barbershop style? Come join this mixed (men and women) a cappella chorus in song for just one hour every Monday morning. Great way to start each week. Sun City Oro Valley visitors welcome. There is strength in numbers, the more the merrier. Bible Study

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

Our Bible Study started off very well last month, with Dale Mayer giving an overview of the Bible Part 1, The Old Testament.


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We hope to see new faces in our study of the most important Book in the world. Come have breakfast fellowship afterwards at our Sun City Oro Valley Cafe. There will be no class on November 26, due to the Thanksgiving holiday.

Precept Women’s Bible Study Linda Miller 818-2716 Pat Gustin 825-7531 Wednesdays, October-April, 8:45 AM, Welcome Center/Conference 3

We are a caring group of women of all faiths that study the Bible and pray together. Our study for November is centered on 1 Peter: How to Stand Firm when Tested. There will be no session on November 27. We welcome new members. Bike - Vistoso Cyclists

Pres. Tom Meyer 612-791-1791 Membership Tom and Bonnie Bethea 773-653-4580 Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Mountain View Plaza

We meet at Mountain View Plaza, corner of Sun City Blvd. and Rancho Vistoso Blvd., at 7:30 AM. Each ride destination and duration are determined by the group that day. New riders are welcome. Contact Larry Lee 818-2200 for ride details. Billiards

Don Weed 520-498-1171 Monday-Friday, Noon-4 PM, Catalina Vista/Billiards

The Billiards club held two tournaments in the past month. The September 15 event had a three way tie for first with Don Weed, Dale Knudson and George Riley sharing the honors. In the October 1 tournament, George Jelten placed first and Jay Witala came in second. There will be one tournament November 12. The following tournament will be December 1 and will include a potluck. The Billiards Club presently has more than forty men and women as members. That’s right, men and women. Come on out ladies. Everybody is welcome. Birders Group

Marjorie Flory 825-4580 First Friday, 4 PM, Catalina Vista/Art Studio

All residents are welcome to bird with us and attend our planning meetings November 1 and December 6. You must contact the group coordinator prior to 4 PM the day before the Birding on the Proctor Trail at Madera Canyon. trip to assure your carpool space. Meet at the parking area behind the Welcome Center 15 minutes before the departure time. Bring lunch where indicated. Don’t forget binoculars, hat, water, sunscreen and bird guidebook. Gas money will be collected before departure


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from Sun City Oro Valley. Check our website for updated information on future Birding Trips.

Fri., Nov. 8, 7 AM Sweetwater Ponds. Marj Flory 825-4580. $3 carpool. (Note change of date) Wed., Nov. 13, 6 AM San Pedro House. Doug Higgins (630) 369-2896. Bring money for lunch out. $12 carpool. Fri., Nov. 22, 7:30 AM Tubac Anza Trail, Santa Gertrudis Lane, Tubac Country Club. Maggie & Roger Hinkle 818-9488. Bring money for lunch out. $10 carpool. Fri., Dec. 6, 7:30 AM Catalina State Park Judy & Paul Mercer 333-3490. $2 carpool. Bocce

Pres. Karl Dalla Rosa 825-1982 Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 2 PM, Bocce Courts Now that we are on our afternoon hours at 2 PM, there may be more of our members able to come out to the courts for an afternoon of Bocce. We also have our winter people returning, so hopefully we will be seeing some new and returning faces. Book Clubs

Book Kate Cusumano 520-437-2074 First Monday, 1:30 PM, Catalina Vista/Pusch Ridge

At our November meeting we will discuss Plum Wine, by Angela Davis-Gardner. Barbara comes to Japan on a personal journey in search of the essence of her mother, during the height of the Vietnam War. At our December meeting we will discuss Killing Lincoln by Bill O’Reilly. Though not an in-depth treatment, this is an engaging read that follows the events surrounding President Lincoln’s last days. Refreshments are provided and newcomers are always welcome.

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

November 6 we’ll discuss John Locke’s A Letter Concerning Toleration which should be required reading around the world for the timeliness and importance of its message about extending goodwill when we seem to be continually dealing with its opposite. November 20 we’ll focus on the visual arts which painter Joshua Reynolds placed at the level of poetry in his Discourse Seven. We’ll begin December with poetry, looking at The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayam translated by Edward FitzGerald and Robert Browning’s Rabbi Ben Ezra followed by George Eliot’s tale of The Lifted Veil. Join us in exploring these literary works that have pleased readers for centuries. Bowling - Pathfinders

Blake Napper 818-2718 Mondays, 9 AM, Fiesta Lanes (River and Oracle Rd.)

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Duplicate Bridge Pres. Jerry Cohen 818-2151 Mondays, 6 PM; Fridays, 12:30 PM, Activity Center/Hohokam

Our annual dues are $8 pp. Please be present at least 10 minutes before scheduled playing time, as we may start a few minutes early. Bring exactly $1 pp for prize money each time you play. Residents may play twice before joining. Renters, with an Association renter’s card, are welcome to join. Guests of residents may play only twice in 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, Catalina Vista/Mt. Kimbal

Monday Ladies Bridge has a new home. We are now meeting at Catalina Vista in the Mt. Kimball room. The time and dates remain the same. Come and enjoy a stress free game of Bridge with a very friendly and caring group of women, for only $3 a year.

Ladies Wednesday Bridge Pres. Marilyn Smoler 818-7880 Wednesdays, 12:25 PM, Activity Center/Navajo/Hohokam

Bridge is played every Wednesday afternoon. Registration is at noon and play begins at 12:25 PM. Bring 50¢ (preferably two quarters) for a tally. Annual dues are payable now.

June Jaeger 818-9564

Marathon Bridge

The Marathon begins each year in October. If you’d like to join this fall, call June.

Mixed Social Bridge Pres. Barney Budreck 825-2172 Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Desert Oasis/Ocotillo

With the arrival of cooler weather play will begin at 9 AM. We welcome returnees and new players. If you do not have a partner, we will help you find one. Hot coffee will await you, too. Sign in upon your arrival after 8:30 AM.

Practice Bridge Pres. Joe Pheanis 818-9144 Sec./Treas. Louise Lines 825-6673 Mondays, Wednesdays, 1 PM, Desert Oasis/Ocotillo

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Tuesday Night Partners Bridge Pres., Joe Quinn 825-0354 VP, Buzz Dolsberry 825-8090 Treas., Charlotte Quinn 825-0354 Sec., Rowena Hardinger 825-0752 Tuesdays, 6:30 PM, Activity Center/Navajo/Hohokam

Partner’s Bridge invites all who love to play a social game. Come with a partner by 6:20 PM, pay $5 dues per year and enjoy matching skills. Al Piarowski and Gini Pleasa as well as Paul and Jayne Kuennemeier bid and made grand slams during play, and each couple was awarded $10. Perhaps your skills will earn the grand prize next time. If you are new and need a partner, call Charlotte Quinn, 8250354. Also, please sign up for “Angels” which allow full tables to play without sit-outs. Bunco

Fern 825-8127 Pat 825-7198 Fourth Tuesday, 1-4 PM, Desert Oasis/Ocotillo Canasta

CJ Barbee 825-5885 Rosemary Dalla Rosa 825-1982 Thursdays, 6 PM, Desert Oasis/Ocotillo

With Thanksgiving coming up this month, it looks like the Holidays are upon us. I want to remind you of our Christmas Party which will be held on December 12. As usual it will be potluck. We will have a sign up sheet for you, so you can start thinking about what you would like to bring. Any ideas you might have to help make our Christmas Party a success, please let us know. There will be no Canasta on Thanksgiving. Desert Celtic Society

Pres. Frank Maisch 825-8583 Ceramic

Pres. Jane Habbershaw 825-2635 Monday-Wednesday, Noon-3 PM; Tuesday and Friday, 9 AM-Noon Artisan Center/Ceramics

Members, remember the Arts and Crafts Festival this month on November 2. Your art is always beautiful to share. Join our club and learn the newest techniques of ceramics. Meet new and happy people. Bring your creative touch alive with color and form. Meet us at the Artisian Center anytime during the listed hours. There is a monitor to help with any questions. See you there. Clay

Pres. Bob Arms 395-1697 First Thursday, 1 PM, Artisan Center/Pottery

Monday afternoons with our newer potters were a great success last spring. We have renewed the practice. New club members are gathering Mondays 1-3 PM. This is personal clay time, new members help each other, get acquainted with what’s available, find what they need and remember what they learned in orientation. New kilns have been installed. Thank you to Randy Trenary, Joan Brown, Bob Arms and others who have made this transition a smooth one.


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Do you have ideas for workshops? Are you willing to teach. Have you considered a two-part or a team-taught workshop? Let us know what you would like to see as a workshop or what you would like to teach. Contact Bob Arms or Teri Petty to submit your ideas. Next meeting is Thursday, November 7. Vistoso Computer Society (VCS)

Membership: David Johnson 825-6994 General Meetings: Second Mondays, 1 PM, Auditorium Help Sessions: Second and fourth Tuesdays, 1-3 PM, Welcome Center/ Computer Learning Center Classes: Check Club’s website, listservs (PC & Mac) or attend month ly general meetings

The general meeting speakers on November 11, are Robin Coulter, Assistant Manager for Sun City Oro Valley and Kathy Peabody, Administrative Specialist for Sun City Oro Valley. The topic is SCOV Communications, Communications in a Digital World (or Not…Please note instructor’s preference for class registration.

Class Name Date(s) Time Photoshop Elements for PC & Mac Users 4 Sessions Tue. Nov. 5, 12,19, 26 10 AM-Noon Pat Mulligan Email: iPhone User Tips for iPhone Users 1 Session, limit 12 Mon., Nov. 11 1-3 PM 1 Session, limit 12 Mon., Nov. 18 1-3 PM Peg Bushong Email: Exploring the Sun City Website 1 Session Thurs. Nov. 14 9-10 AM Ann Owen Email: iPad Users Group for iPad Users 1 Session, limit 15 Fri., Nov. 1 10 AM-Noon 1 Session, limit 15 Fri., Nov. 15 10 AM-Noon Sonny Kaye Email:, include phone number Help Sessions for PC & Mac Users Tues., Nov. 12 & 26 1-3 PM

To be added to the PC or MacListServ, click on ListServ on the VCS web page. 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. All classes and workshops that are held in the Computer Lab at the Welcome Center require registration. Register directly with the instructors by phone or email. Instructors’ names and email addresses are listed on VCS website. Class schedules are also available outside the computer learning center. Membership dues are $10/household. Current members can pay after January 1, 2014. Checks, not cash, will be accepted for new members at the meetings or sent to Dave Johnson along with the application form available outside the Computer Lab. Recycle used ink cartridges in the bin provided just outside the computer lab.


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Robert Hines 825-2208 First and Third Thursdays, 6:30 PM, Catalina Vista/Pusch Ridge

Dance Groups Ballroom - Vistoso Villanellas

Pres. Dick Stup 825-2691 Membership Jerry Bode 818-1116 October-May Dances: Third Friday, 6:30-9:30 PM, Auditorium

On November 15 we will dance to the music of the Major/ Minors. Social Hour 6 PM. BYOB. Mixers, snacks and dessert are provided. Dress is country club casual, attractive sport clothes or dresses for women and long pants and shirts for men. Jackets and/or ties for men are optional. No shorts or jeans please.

Tickets are $15 pp members and $20 pp non-members. Tickets are sold in the Activities Center on Tuesday-Wednesday, November 5-6, 8:30-10 AM. Dancin’ Dynamos

Pres. Patsy Pulley 825-6694 Sec./Treas. Del Salvaterra 834-5146 Do you love to dance? Dancin’ Dynamos is a great way to try out dancing for fun and exercise. Annual dues $5 pp.

Hula - Aloha Hula Sisters Del Salvaterra 834-5146 Class Tuesdays, 1-3 PM, Dance Studio Practice Thursdays, 2:45-3:45 PM, Dance Studio

Aloha! Are you ready to learn a new dance and have fun while learning? Hula dancing is not strenuous, but it gives you a good workout. If you are not sure if this is for you, why not try it out? Annual dues $5 pp payable to Dancin’ Dynamos. Classes are free. Visit us at our website, call or email Del if you have any questions.

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

your favorite rock and roll tunes on Tuesday, December 31. Watch your emails for details.

Line Dancing - Sunliners

Pres. Karen Caldwell 825-5231 Membership Cherry Harper 818-6396 All classes, practices and dances are held in the Auditorium unless otherwise noted.

Announcement: Open Line Dance

Fri., Nov. 1, has been cancelled

Classes: Intermediate Continuing Beginner Basic Step

Sat., 9-10 AM Sat., 10:15-11:15 AM Sat., Nov. 9 (6 weeks), 11:30 AM-12:15 PM. Contact Karen Perkins, 333-3477, 9 AM-7 PM, for information.

Practices: Intermediate Intermediate Transitional Intermediate Continuing Beginner

Sun., 11 AM-12:30 PM, Dance Studio Wed., 2-3 PM, Dance Studio Thurs., 2:45-3:55 PM Thurs., 3:55-5 PM

Square Dancing - Sundancers

Co-Pres. Roger and Jane Radomsky 531-1054 Caller Ron Markus Dances Wednesdays, 7 PM, Auditorium

The regular dancing season starts this month with square dance attire the order of the day. Club colors of black and white will be in fashion on the first Wednesday of the month. We want others to join us in the fun. If you have ever wondered just what square dancing is, or what it involves, our Fun Night is your answer. On Monday, November 11, 6-8 PM, Sundancers invite all curious, wondering or inquiring men and women to a free chili supper and introduction to square dancing. Come and join the fun. Call Roger Radomsky.

Coming Events Fun Night Mon. Nov. 11, 6-8 PM Class resumes November 15. Everyone welcome. Lessons Square Dance Lessons Mon. Nov.18, 3-4:15 PM Rock ‘N Roll Round Dance Lessons Mon., Nov. 18, 4:30-5:30 PM Pres. Earl Cohen 818-2582 New Square Dance Review Nov., Weds., 3-4:30 PM Dances in the Auditorium Special Caller Dance Nov. 16, 6:30-9 PM, Lee Hailey, Squares, The Mark your calendars. Local merchants have again donated Bonds, Rounds prizes for our annual free to members fundraiser being held

Sunday, February 16, 2014, Activity Center. The raffle, auction and cash drawing will benefit YOTO (Youth on Their Own), an incredibly worthy organization; supporting the high school graduation and continued success of homeless youth by providing financial assistance, basic human needs and guidance. Last year we raised over $9,000 for YOTO with your help. Our goal is to beat that amount at the upcoming event. More details to follow. What are you doing New Year’s Eve? Come celebrate with the Rock ‘n Roll Club and DJ Gus D’Oldie as he spins

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To send an email to the Fitness Center Construction Committee please use or call 917-8088 for the latest update on the pool.


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Pres. Del Salvaterra 834-5146 Dances November-April, Second Friday, Auditorium

Come join in the fun at our Back In The Saddle Again dance, November 8, Auditorium. Doors open at 5:45 PM. All-youcan-eat pizza and salad will be served at 6 PM. Sodas, mixers and dessert provided. Dance to the music of Mary Cartter and the Dragoon Mountain Boys, 6:30-9:30PM.

Tickets: $15 members, $20 non-members Sales: Activity Center/Lobby, Friday, Nov. 1, 9-11 AM, Mon., Nov. 4, 1-3 PM; Tues., Nov. 5, 9-11 AM Contact: Del Salvaterra, 834-5146

Join us for dance practice Thursday, November 7, 7-8:30 PM, Auditorium. Invite your friends and neighbors. Refreshments will be provided. Not a member yet? For $6 pp annual membership, you are eligible for a discounted monthly dance plus an annual burger cookout in May. Mark your calendars for our December 13 dance with Beau Renfo and The Clear Country Band. An invitation to SCOV (Sun City Oro Valley) community sign-up: to save a space for the upcoming dance lessons in January. See Workshop and Classes for details. Day Trippers

Chair Jack Gallagher 825-4650 Membership Roy & Barb Riley 818-9939 Meetings Second Friday, 9 AM, Activity Center/Navajo Thurs., Nov. 14 Arizona Opry, Cost $55 pp. Includes bus, beef dinner and show. Bus leaves 4 PM. Monitors: Kathy Garver 344-9725 and Rosemary Dalla Rosa 825-1982. Sun., Dec. 15 Day Trippers annual holiday dinner, Cost $20 pp members and house guests only. Includes full dinner family style and dessert, wine, sparkling cider, tea, coffee with entertainment. 2-5 PM Activity Center, catered by Culinary Design. Monitors: Jack Gallagher and Joan Vander Vliet 825-4650. Wed.-Fri., Jan. 22-24 Palm Springs, CA Follies, Cost $430 pp dbl occupancy or $595 sgl. Includes bus, 2 nights hotel stay, tickets to Follies on 1/22, 2 buffet breakfasts, 1 buffet dinner, tips, baggage handling, city tour with tour guide morning of 1/23, tram ride/lunch afternoon 1/23. If not interested in tram/lunch cost $400 pp dbl and $564 sgl. Taking $300 deposit pp. Final payment due Friday, December 13. Be sure to bring your check book to the meetings as we need deposits or full payments when you sign up for a trip. Sun City Oro Valley Democratic Club

Pres. Ben Love 825-8064 VP Arlene Lehto 825-1327 Membership meets Second Saturday, 1 PM, Activity Center/Navajo Club board members meet Third Wednesday, 1:30 PM, Activity Center/Navajo

Our November 9 meeting will be devoted to our candidates. Come on out to meet our excellent candidates or their representatives for all local, State or Federal offices. All Sun City Oro Valley voters are invited. After a break for refreshments, we will elect officers for next year.


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Dinner ’N Show

Nancy Butler 825-4664 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. Non-members are welcome to shows, with an additional $3 service fee.

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Hale Center. Lunch at Texas Roadhouse. Bus leaves at 11 AM $74. Ginny Kewin 825-9370 Wed. Dec. 4 White Christmas, Phoenix Theater. Lunch at Old Spaghetti Factory. Bus, lunch and show $80. Marcia Polley 818-9073 Sat. Nov. 9

Buses leave on time behind Welcome Center. Time posted is when bus leaves parking lot. Dog Club - Fido’s Friends

Pres. Marge Gustafson Membership Elaine Deeter 825-5388 Meetings November, January and March, Third Thursday, 2 PM, Activity Center/Hohokam

It’s been a long time since we all got together, so this month’s meeting will be a social meeting and planning time. Please mark your calendar for November 21. We usually meet in the Hopi Room, but it is unavailable this month, so we will meet in the Activity Center/Hohokam. We will choose programs for the January and March meetings, decide if we want to do another dog adoption event and catch up on all things dog-related. As usual, we will have door prizes and refreshments. Different Drummers Women’s Circle

Leader, Diana Magness, Co-Leader, Zona Boss, 638-6644 Wednesdays, 1:30-3 PM, location to be announced

With the fall season starting, a new location for the circle is yet to be determined. Contact Diana by email or Zona by phone for the November location. This club provides a community drum circle for any woman wanting to connect with others through hand drumming, using African Djembe drums, hand-held Native American frame drums and other small percussion instruments. People worldwide for centuries have used group drumming to energize minds and bodies, strengthen community bonds, release stress and celebrate life. All women are welcome regardless of experience. Come join the fun. Drums and instruments are provided for those without or just come to listen to the rhythms. Energetic Exercise

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

Let’s give thanks for all the opportunities we have here in Sun City Oro Valley to stay fit and enjoy life! Come to our classes for a vigorous and beneficial aerobic and cardio workout. Professional instructor Sally Martinez provides a variety of sessions; to keep your muscles strong,


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joints well supported, body flexible and balance secure. Sally encourages us each to work out at our own pace: “Listen to your body!” New members are always warmly welcomed, men and women. Your get-acquainted class is free. Class tickets are a bargain, only $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/Mt. Lemmon

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, Catalina Vista/Mt. Lemmon

For our November 5 meeting we will have a presentation from Bank of the West on Private Banking (ancillary services) by Misty Churgovich. On November 19 the video is Keiser Reports: America’s Curse - JP Morgan Chase - Jamie Dimon. For the balance of the time at both meetings, we will research investment ideas using a commercially-available program. Vistoso Native American Flute Circle

Pres. Fred Draper 405-4090 Member Information Ed Pendrys 825-7151 October-May, First Sunday, 2-4 PM, Catalina Vista/Mt. Lemmon

Vistoso Native American Flute Circle is proud to present a performance of Native American and world flute music by Grammy Award nominee, Peter Phippen, Friday, November 8, 7-8:30 PM, Activity Center/Navajo, Tickets $10 pp. Contact Ed Pendrys for tickets.

Tickets on sale in Activity Center Monday, November 4-Friday, November 8, 9 AM-Noon.

“Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.” Lao Tzu Garden

Zona Boss 638-6644 Joyce Patten 825-0774 Second Wednesday, 1 PM Catalina Vista/Pusch Ridge

What We See in Your Yard is our subject for the meeting on November 13. Tempe Johnson, Neighborhood Pride Committee Chair is our guest speaker. We’ll be celebrating the club’s anniversary with brunch at Tohono Chul Bistro on Thursday, November 21, 10:30 AM. Meet behind the library at 10 AM to carpool. You must sign up to go. On the Monday after Thanksgiving, December 2, 9 AM we’ll meet at the Activity Center to put up the holiday decorations. Sign up at the November meeting. You are welcome to join us as a guest for two meetings and find out more about us. After that, our annual dues are only $5 pp, $8 /cpl.

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Pres. Darwin Thornton 638-7024 Ancestral Research Barbara Krecklow 825-4695 October-May, Second Tuesday, 1 PM, Activity Center/Navajo

The topic from our November speakers will be the DAR (Daughters of American Revolution). Our own society members Lynne Brooke and Art Petty will bring us information from the Revolutionary War period including accessing the DAR site, how to search within it and how to find your ancestors. Lynne became a DAR member 15 years ago and has worked for them in Washington DC, in fact she is just coming back from working there the past six months. Art is a new resident to Sun City Oro Valley and has done massive work on his genealogy for 10 years. Art dates his family back to the 1600s in Colonial Virginia. He boasts six ancestors in the Revolutionary War including two generals. The club computer room and library are open weekdays 9-12 AM and 1-3 PM when a facilitator is on duty. If you can’t make it to our monthly meeting, stop by the room and someone will gladly talk with you. Gin Rummy

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

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 have comparatively low stakes. Call George or Bev Riley for information. Gun Club

President Warren Cuthbert 818-1282 Membership Don Nolan 825-5570 October-May, Second Wednesday, 2 PM, Activity Center/Hohokam Club does not meet June-September

Sandra Froman, past President of the National Rifle Association and local attorney will be the speaker at our November 13 meeting. She will speak on Constitutional law related to the Second Amendment and firearms policy issues. The Gun Club is for people who have an interest in learning about guns, shooting, personal protection and firearm safety. You do not need to own a gun or have any experience with firearms to come to meetings. We especially invite women who are interested in learning about firearms safety and selfprotection to attend. People are frequently interested in learning the laws about carrying a gun, and what is required to obtain an Arizona Concealed Weapons Permit. Club members are encouraged to bring any interesting guns or guns they want to sell to the meeting for people to see. Hand and Foot

Bonnie Arneson 520-229-1084 Sundays, 1:30 PM, Desert Oasis

We would like to invite you to come and play Hand and Foot with us. If you’ve never played, it’s very easy to learn and we will be happy to teach you. Only thing you need is card sense and three quarters to play. The game is very similar to Canasta. We ask that you be there by 1:20 PM and be able to stay until 4 PM. You can try it out one time, then one time dues are $5 pp.



ILR - Institute of Learning in Retirement

Co-Pres. Yetta and Norman Dritch 825-0335 Corresponding Sec. Lorie Behrmann 395-1812 October-May, Third Monday, 7 PM, Catalina Vista

Havurah members share an interest in Jewish culture, but our events and celebrations are open to everyone. We have a wide variety of activities as we gather to see old friends and make new ones. Upcoming events:

Brown Bag Lunch Wed., Nov. 6, 11:30 AM, Catalina Vista/Pusch Ridge. Contact Norma Brewster 760-1225. Havurah Brunch Sun., Nov. 10, 10:30 AM, Activity Center. Tickets sales Tues., Nov. 5, 10 AM-Noon, Activity Center/ lobby, $10 pp. Havdalah/Dairy Potluck Sat., Nov. 23, 5:30 PM, Catalina Vista. Chanukah First Candle Lighting, Wed., Nov. 27, 5 PM, Activity Center lobby. Last Candle Lighting of Chanukah/Party Wed., Dec. 4, 6:30 PM, Catalina Vista. Buy tickets $2 pp at November brunch and November 19 and 26 Activity Center/ lobby, 10 AM-Noon.

Wear name tags and bring non-perishable food items for Catalina Community Services to meetings and social events. Annual dues, $12, payable by check to Havurah, mail to Jim Ford at 13579 N. Tom Ryans Way. Hiking

David Fraser 414-732-4141

The Hiking Club’s Fall Picnic will be held on Tuesday, November 5 at Catalina State Park Group Area. Several hikes will precede the picnic and presentation of mileage awards. Please consult the November/December newsletter, the club’s website or your personal e-mail for information regarding the hikes. Sign up with the hike leader before 4 PM the preceding day. Horseshoes

Ray Coleman 825-2789 Ron Knudson 825-9307 Tuesdays and Thursdays, pits located at Catalina Vista October-April 2 PM; May-September, 8 AM

Come join us for a fun game of Horseshoes. No experience needed; just come and have a good time.

Pres. Lei Lane Bammel Curriculum Sharyn Rafieyan srafieyan@comcast .net Registration Karen/Sherwin Koopmans Samplers Gaston Meloche ILR

At a recent ILR Board meeting, participant etiquette was discussed. In the interest of enhancing everyone’s ILR experience, the gist of our concerns is summarized here for your consideration. The most frequent complaint we hear about ILR classes is that a few participants attempt to dominate the discussion with repeated, lengthy statements. If you would like to ask a question or make a brief comment, please raise your hand and wait to be recognized by the moderator/presenter. In depth interaction with the moderator should be reserved for after class, if the moderator is available and willing. Remember, moderators are volunteers who have subject-matter expertise. Let’s respect their choosing to share it. Most of our other concerns fit into the category of common courtesy. Cell phones ringing, sociable chatting, late and noisy arrivals, empty cups or spills left behind do not a productive session make. Please wear your nametag and bring your own reusable cup. Japanese Flower Arranging

Donald Marier 825-4878 Doris Oliver 818-1512 October-May, Second and Fourth Mondays, 2-4 PM, Catalina Vista/Pusch Ridge Karate

Pres. Fred Hargrave 825-1779 Classes Wednesdays, 9 AM-Noon, Dance Studio Mah Jongg

Pres. Joyce Unger 825-8069 Treas., Eileen Sevy 825-8260 Thursdays, 1 PM, Desert Oasis/Ocotillo Business meeting, First Thursday

We are playing Mah Jongg all year long, so join us; we welcome new members. Dues are $5 in cash at the meetings and they are due now. If you wish to go to the Green Valley Mah Jong tournament on Tuesday, November 12, the cost is $20 which includes lunch, door prizes, cash prize for first place. Bring your own group of four, a set and a table cover. For information as to where to send the registration, call Joyce Unger.

Donate Your Rinsed Empty Aluminum Cans to the Community Assistance Committee

Put your empty aluminum cans to work for Sun City Oro Valley. Deposit only empty, rinsed aluminum cans in the box outside the Activity Center kitchen door. The Community Assistance Committee uses the recycled aluminum funds to purchase items for the Loan Room.


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Mexican Train Dominoes

Membership Chair Wye Mace 825-8738 Second and Fourth Saturdays, 6 PM, Catalina Vista/Pusch Ridge

Come enjoy a night of Mexican Train Dominoes. We will teach you how to play. Just $1 the first night. Modelers

Pres. Fred Faust 743-7283 Second Friday, 8 AM, Catalina Vista/Pusch Ridge

The picture shows member Dave Sather at a recent Modelers Club meeting presenting two model kits he plans to build. One kit is for a 1967 Chevy Malibu Super Sport and the other is for a 1950 Oldsmobile Super 88. When completed, the finished models will be on display in the Modelers Display Case in the Activity Center. All Sun City Oro Valley residents both Photo by Tom Prall historians and model builders are welcome at our monthly meetings. Join us to see what we are about and enjoy a 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 or operating the prototype. Natural Health and Wellness

Sherokee llse 952-201-8667 Third Wednesdays, 3-4 PM, Catalina Vista/Mt. Kimball

On November 20, join us for a Club Member Sampler Session. The healing power of the drum will be introduced by Diana Magness. Drumming has many positives; it may even help people with Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and developmental disabilities. Join us in some fun drumming or rattling experiences. If you can, bring a drum, a coffee can drum or vitamin bottle rattles to shake. Energy Healing Techniques for Healthy Aging with Kathy Kuser, will give us an overview of how different energy healing modalities fit together like the systems of the body. She will share techniques she learned this year from Dr. Ann Marie Chaisson, a teacher at the UofA’s Center for Integrative Medicine, who believes we need to bring more energy into our systems after age 40. She will teach us ways we can energize ourselves with body tapping techniques. Women’s Pan (Panguingue)

Ena Mindel 818-7780 Mondays, Fridays, 1-4 PM, Wednesdays, 9 AM-1 PM, Desert Oasis/Saguaro

Pan (Panguingue) is an enjoyable and interesting card game. Come watch us play at any session. If you like what you see, we’ll teach you to play. Call Ena Mindel.

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Pres. Dave Henderson 465-0650 Meeting Second and Fourth Wednesday, 6:30 PM, Catalina Vista November 13, is open competition and the judge is Jeff Albiniak. During our half-time break we will offer desserts, so please plan on coming and chatting with the competitors as we always welcome visitors at all of our meetings. We look forward What’s up there? Photo by Evelyn Richards to seeing you there. Not only are we a social club, but we also offer educational and instructional programs, host guest speakers and have friendly photo competitions for all skill levels (beginning through masters). We also have monthly exhibitions of our members’ photos. Computer and equipment instruction, offered to any interested members, is held in our modern photography lab at Catalina Vista. Due to the Thanksgiving holiday there is only one meeting in November which will be this fun competition. Photo Workshop

David Smoler 818-7880, Wednesday, November 20, 3 PM, Activity Center

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 November and December meetings will consist of informal photo-shoots in and near Sun City Oro Valley. Registered members will be notified by email and locations will also be posted on bulletin boards. If you have any photorelated questions, feel free to email David. See details of this month’s workshop under Workshops & Classes in this Tipster. Pickleball

Pres. Judy Cornelius Treas. Phil Houpt 638-5955

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Pickleball Club Member - Competitive Play Tuesday and Friday 7 AM-10 AM Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 7 AM-Noon Pickleball Club Member Casual Play 10 AM-Noon, Tuesday and Friday Competitive Member Play Court 1 3 PM-5 PM, Monday and Thursday Competitive Member Play Court 1 & 2 3 PM-5 PM Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday

Casual Member Play - Court 2 3 PM-5 PM, Monday and Thursday Saturday and Sunday - Competitive and Casual Play 7 AM-11 AM

All other times are available for any Sun City Oro Valley resident. Pickleball trainers are Maria Welch 395-1205 or Brenda Hawkins 531-0256 During construction of the Fitness Center, pickleball equipment will not be available for checkout.


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Mary Ayers 638-7916 Mondays, 3 PM, Thursdays, 1:30 PM, Dance Studio

In October we welcomed two new outstanding instructors, both certified and experienced in teaching mat Pilates to senior groups. They are working closely with us to get both classes just right. We always have people asking “Is Pilates good exercise for seniors?” The answer is definitely “Yes”. Group classes with instructors like ours make all the difference. We start with warm-up exercises and deep breathing. The strenuous exercises are modified for those of us with limitations. The benefits can’t be beat and include increased core strength (abdomen and back muscles), balance, flexibility, muscle tone, stamina and well being. Joe Pilates, the founder, practiced well into his eighties. Give our classes a try or just come by and watch. The cost is only $8/class with annual club dues of $20 pp. Contact Mary for details. Pinochle

Barbara Matthies 825-4891 Play Wednesdays, 6 PM, Desert Oasis/Ocotillo

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 is treat night. The third Wednesday is birthday night. Annual dues $5 pp. Poets Corner

Elise Asch 818-1345 Mondays, 9:30-11:30 AM, Welcome Center/Conference 1

The poetry of measured beats and obvious rhyme schemes facilitated memorization and recitation before audiences accustomed to just listening. Today we often prefer to see and hear simultaneously based on how the structure and sound of poetry has evolved. Take this opening line of Steve Kowit’s “I Stand in the Doorway” which reads rather like a piece of prose: “Sometimes when you say goodbye you know it’s goodbye for keeps.” The poem continues in a similar style, following the meanderings of his mind with bits and pieces of forever farewells, many unsuspected as final at the time. Yet there is a poetic flow from one snippet to the next that slides into the ending with his hand on the knob of a door “which hasn’t yet quite shut for good.” Rhyme and meter may have disappeared, but the ability to convey an experience, a feeling within a compressed framework remains. This is what we do. Poker

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

Special congratulations to Milt Johnson. On September 20, while playing Texas Hold’em, he got a Royal Flush in diamonds. His first ever! 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 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.


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Men’s Poker David Habbershaw 825-2635 Tuesdays, Thursdays, 6 PM, Desert Oasis/ Saguaro Prepare & Share Dining

Elizabeth Houle Nelson and Dennis Nelson 520-400-3065 Meetings in members’ homes at various times

After enjoying a delicious catered dinner at the Fall KickOff gathering, it is time to form groups to Prepare and Share our own meals. Themes were selected at the dinner to be used monthly (December through March) for planning and feasting. Join these groups of six or eight fellow food enthusiasts to experience fun eating activities. Annual dues are $5 pp payable to Jim Stoetzel. Call the officers to become active members of the Prepare and Share Club. Pro Freedom

Jim Huffer 825-8743 September-May, Second and Fourth Wednesdays, 11 AM, Catalina Vista/Mt. Lemmon For our November 13 meeting, we will see two videos by Alan Watt: Shock And Awe - The Manipulation Of The Human Psyche and The Neo-Eugenics War On Humanity. Our November 27 (day before Thanksgiving) meeting will feature Alex Abella: Inside The Rand Corporation and Bruce Levine: The Rebel Yell. We will also review the Restore the Republic series on the Constitution from Hillsdale College. Sun City Vistoso Quilters

Carol Guibert 520-404-1462 Second and Fourth Tuesdays, 1 PM, Desert Oasis/Saguaro

There are several classes scheduled for November. Classes are generally held in the Sewing Room. November 5, Ralene Smith will be teaching a class Pinwheel Parade. It will be in the Sewing Room at 9 AM. Our theme this year is Everything coming up daisies. November 12, again in the Sewing Room at 9 AM, Carol will teach a notebook class. Pre-registration is required. Friday, November 15 we will have our annual challenge potluck luncheon beginning at 11 AM, Activity Center/ Navajo. November 26, Stephanie Consalvo will present a class: Exercises for Quilters, 1 PM, Desert Oasis. Racquetball

Pres. Al Lichaa 812-0198 Sec./Treas. John Wilson 818-2368 Open Mixed Doubles - Court is closed during construction

We’re out of commission right now because our court is in the middle of some heavy construction. But hang on, we’ll be back soon with the same passion for the game. Plan on joining us when the court is open again for some fast play with some nice players. It’s good exercise and a fun sport. Early Music Recorder Ensemble

Marge Flory 825-4580 Tuesdays, Noon, Catalina Vista/Pusch Ridge

Have a Recorder (the instrument)? Want to learn or improve your skills ? Would you like to play in a group? Soprano, alto, tenor and bass recorders welcome. Enjoy the harmonies of an ensemble. Music is provided. Just one hour every Tuesday. Sun City Oro Valley visitors welcome.


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RV Club - Sundowners

Member information, Dennis Kraft 612-799-4047 October-May, Second Monday, 9 AM, Catalina Vista/Mt. Kimball

Decisions for future trips this year that were made at the October meeting will be confirmed or discussed further. Many social events are planned throughout the year and confirmed dates will be available. Save Sunday, December 8 for the RV Christmas party. Final details and ticket information will be available at the November meeting. In January, there is a trip planned to Lake Havasu and the Balloon Festival. Wagon Masters are Marge and Bill Allen. More trips are in the planning stages. Bring your suggestions and offers to help organize these future trips. The program for the meeting will be a discussion led by Ken McRae on tire safety, especially in relation to RVs. Republican

Pres. Merritt McGlothlin 572-7853 Membership Glenda McCormick 818-1051 Meetings Third Tuesday, 3 PM, Auditorium

Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, the November meeting will be the second Tuesday, November 12, 3 PM. The program will consist of various candidates seeking state and national offices. Next year, 2014, is a very important election year. We invite all of you to come and meet candidates, and hear them present their ideas on why they want to be our government representatives. We look forward to seeing you. Visitors welcome. St. Philip’s Support Group

Kirk Kuykendall 825-1693

The St. Philip’s Support Group will meet on Friday, November 1, 5-7 PM, Desert Oasis/Ocotillo. Please bring a plate of hors d’oeuvres to share. Beverages will be provided by the hosts and hostesses. Scandinavian Hertitage Club The annual Smorgasbord will be Saturday, February 1. Save the date for friends, food and drinks. Scrabble

Bill Wallace 818-6747 Fridays, 1 PM, Desert Oasis/Ocotillo

For those of you who haven’t helped us yet, please stop in and be amazed at the fabulous toys made by Seniors For Kids. You can easily be part of this satisfying effort. Talk to any SFK member to see what you can do. There is some task that each one of you could contribute. Sewing - Thimblelenas

Janice Strassburg 818-7793 Mondays-Fridays, 9 AM-Noon and 1-4 PM, Artisan Center/Sewing

A notice is in the Sewing Room asking volunteers for nominating committee and officers for 2014. The annual meeting and election is Thursday, December 5, 1 PM, Sewing Room. Need orientation to use the sewing machines? Training is Friday, November 15. Sign up at the message center in sewing room. Call Patty Phillips 591-6599 for questions. Also Serger 101 Basic usage training is fourth Fridays 1:30-2 PM, and Serger 102 threading training, 2-4 PM. For serger training reservation call 825-8856. Thimblelenas is six groups of sewers: Sun City Vistoso Quilter, Casa Amigas, Machine Embroidery, Cheer Bears, Pet Beds and Senior for Kids. Join Thimblelenas and participate in as many groups as you wish. For the time being we are not accepting any donations due to storage and useage reasons.

Casa Amigas Ruth Mayer 520-818-0066 Mondays and Thursdays, 9 AM-Noon, Artisan Center/Sewing

Been a while since you have sewn? We lend you a hand sewing with our tried and true techniques. Sew what project you enjoy. Choose from tops, shorts, pajamas, vests, dresses, and even simple quilts. Not into sewing? We layer and pin quilts, cut patterns or simple squares. It’s very rewarding to realize a child’s face lights up with a brand new outfit or quilt, especially knowing this time it’s not a handme down.

Cheer Bears

Nancy Njaa 825-5486 September-May, Wednesdays, 1-3 PM, Artisan Center/Sewing Machine Embroidery

Sue Lane 825-7518 Training Coordinator Karin Frohlich 825-5278 The Scrabble Club welcomes new members. We invite you to join us, whether you are a beginner, intermediate Third Thursday, 1 PM, Artisan Center/Sewing or advanced player. The Official Scrabble Player’s Dic- tionary is our spell-check dictionary; 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 first Thursdays, 8 AM, Desert Oasis/Saguaro

Our annual toy distribution is scheduled for Thursday, December 5, 9-10 AM in the Welcome Center/Conference Room 3. Set-up will occur at 8:30 AM. For those of us who sew, stuff, paint, saw, carve or glue these toys, it is very satisfying to see the quality and quantity of lovely handmade toys which will be distributed to needy children in our area.

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Fence Any new painting of the side and rear yard perimeter fencing around your lot must be done using Weathered Brown. All fencing needs to be painted Weathered Brown by January 1, 2016.


Pet Beds Jan Bohe 825-9725 Tuesdays, 1-3 PM, Artisan Center/Sewing

Too many pets have had unfortunate lives and are now in the Humane Society. We add a level of comfort for them with our handmade pet beds that we stuff with washable fabrics. They look like soft pillows to rest their heads. Yes, we want your donations but please do not leave them outside our closed door. Sheepshead

Pres. Bill Allen 825-3095 Tuesdays, 10 AM, Desert Oasis Show ‘N Share

Marion Nelmark 825-9331 Fridays, 9 AM-Noon, Catalina Vista/Mt. Lemmon Silversmith and Lapidary

Pres. Ed Lindahl Summer shop hours Monday-Friday, 9 AM-Noon Club meeting First Monday, 3:30 PM, Artisan Center/Silversmith

The Silversmith and Lapidary Club will be well represented at this year’s Sun City Oro Valley Arts & Crafts Festival. We have been busy creating some very fine and original pieces of jewelry. Our first silversmith class was again filled with new students eager to make their very own creations. We will begin signing up new members for another class very soon. Stop in and visit the shop to see how well equipped our shop is. We’d love to show you what SCOV has provided so seniors can keep busy and learn new and exciting crafts. Sun City Singers

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

The Singers are rehearsing for their Tuesday, December 3 and Friday, December 6 Merry...Happy...Music! Holiday Concerts, 7 PM, Auditorium. We hope everyone will come to one of the programs and join us as we celebrate the Christmas and Hanukkah holiday season. See the Coming Events section of this Tipster for ticket sales information. Sun City Singles

Pres. Jan Buchel 825-6735 VP Helen Smith 818-3614 Dinner Meeting Second Thursday, Happy Hour last Friday of the month

Singles Golf is on Sunday, November 3. Check the Singles book in the Pro Shop for details and sign-up. Dinner is November 14, 5:30 PM, Activity Center/Navajo. Culinary Design will serve turkey, with traditional trimmings and apple pie for dessert. After dinner The Grace Notes will entertain us with their songs. Joan and Frank Morris will dance to their music. Happy Hour is Friday, November 29, 5:30 PM, Activity Center/Navajo. An entertaining DVD will be shown after snacks and beverages.

Tickets: $17 pp. for dinner and $7 for Happy Hour.


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Ticket sales: Thursday, November 7, 10 AM-Noon and Friday November 8, 1-2 PM. Happy Hour tickets also on Tuesday, November 26, 10-11 AM. Spanish Cultural Club

Gary Lerch 818-3319 October, November, January-March Fourth Monday, 7 PM, Catalina Vista

Join us November 25, when Jack and Sally Evert will share their adventures of living, for one year, in the small fishing village of Mojacar, on the Southeast coast of Spain overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. All presentations are in English. Come early for munchies and visiting. Dues are $10 pp. Remember the All Soul’s Procession on Sunday evening, November 3. Stained/Fused Glass

Steve Taillie, 825-8804 cell 869-2441 Juliet Williams, 623-565-0153 (fused glass) Fusing: Sundays, 6-8 PM, Tuesdays, 9-11 AM, Artisan Center/Stained Glass Stained Glass: Wednesdays, Thursdays, 1-4 PM, Artisan Center/Stained Glass Open Studio: Tuesday-Sunday, 8 AM-5 PM, Artisan Center/Stained Glass

Welcome back to all summer travelers. If you have been thinking about learning the techniques of stained glass, this is the time to come in and get acquainted. Contact John Ragona, 818-1632 Beginning fusing will be offered November 6, 7, and 8 from 9 AM-Noon. The class will cost $25 pp and students will make a trivet, pendant with matching earrings, and a small slumped dish. Contact Juliet Williams. Mark your calendars for our next general meeting on Wednesday, November 6, 1 PM, Artisan Center/Stained Glass. We will have information about the Club’s Holiday Brunch. Tickets for the Brunch are $14 pp and will be on sale at this meeting. Our club meetings are always open to any resident. State

Minnesota Club

Party alert! Mark your calendar to join Paul, Babe and the other looney Minnesotans on Saturday, February 15 for our Minnesota party. Here’s your chance to have fun, join our team and plan a great party. Looking for 10 new people to help with this event. Please join us on Wednesday, November 13, 3 PM, Welcome Center/Conference Room 1. Contact Chairs Tom and Rose Mary Meyer, at or 612-791-1791.

New England Club We trust all of you had a great summer. Save Saturday, February 22, 5-8 PM for another fun New England gathering in the Navajo and Hohokam rooms!

The Ultimate Neighborhood Watch Keep our neighborhood safe. Join the Posse Call Del Balston 825-9681 or John Njaa 825-5486


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Senior Olympics Swim Team

Gordon Gillin 825-8261

Our team will begin accelerating your individual training at your own time and place. We will try to arrange two clinics in December and two in January, 2-4 PM, dates later. Our coaches, Joe Bolze, Dave Goodman and Gordon Gillin will help you with starts, turns and stroke techniques. Tucson meet will be in January, Green Valley in March, with possibly two more meets. Dates will be announced soon. New swimmers are still needed, 50 plus years of age, men and women. Call Gordon Gillin to sign up or with questions. Placement on our roster is free, for fun and fitness. See the December Tipster for more information. Come join some of our swimmers, see photo. Mileage chart swimmers should still submit your miles to Ken and Sue Martin, 825-4430. Deadline is December 31. Table Tennis

Co-Chairs Clive Probert 825-8719 Ursula Jarvis 825-8461

Come and join us Saturday mornings at 10 AM when we have club open play, or give us a call to arrange some practice play if you are rusty. Most of us had not played for a number of years, but we soon picked up our skills again. We provide balls and paddles, have play at all levels of ability and it is a great way to keep flexible and fit while having fun.

Table Tennis hours of club play, Catalina Vista: Women Tues., 1:30-3:30 PM Men/Advanced Women Tues., Thurs., 5-8 PM Men/Women Recreational Fri., 4-6 PM Men/Women Recreational Tues., 3:30-5 PM Open Club Play Fri., 6-8 PM Clinic by Appointment Sat., 9-10 AM Open Club Play Sat.,10 AM-Noon Tai Chi

Co-Chairs Gail Barr 303-995-7485 Peggy Lombard 825-4833 Thursdays, 10-11:30 AM, Dance Studio

Tai Chi improves core awareness, functional ability, endurance, flexibility, stress management, fall prevention and reaction time in elderly people. Most of us think of Tai Chi as a way to improve breathing, prevent falls, and gain strength, but it is so much more. Clinical research by Tufts University School of Medicine has proven that those who practiced Tai Chi twice weekly over 12 weeks experienced decreased pain, improved sleep and mood, increased exercise capacity, and better quality of life. A Harvard Medical School Health Publication stated that Tai Chi is “medication in motion�. Our current block of Tai Chi and QiGong classes (11 classes to a session) has begun and ends December 19. For Sun City Oro Valley residents, the fee for each session is $70.

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The club also collects annually a $5 club dues. Jose Hernandez-Rivera and Donna Drazenovich are our instructors and stress the use of Tai Chi in daily life. If interested, please contact one of our club co-chairs listed above. Tapestry Rug Hooking

Ann Feeney 818-0340 Thursdays, 9-11 AM, Artisan Center/Ceramics

We are always happy to enroll new members and welcome residents interested in rug hooking. Tennis

Women Laurie Chikusa 825-4635 Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 7 AM-Noon Men Karen Lee 818-2200 Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, 7 AM-Noon Mixed Doubles Sundays, 1-3 PM, Ruby Fuhrmann 818-7828

Winter hours begin November 1. Early play is 8-10 AM and then 10 AM-Noon. Men play Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday and women play Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Mixed doubles on Sundays. Sign up at the main courts. New members are welcome, $7 pp, per year. Membership forms are available in the tennis room at the main courts. The annual fall meeting, election and reception is November 6-3 PM on the patio. Guests and renters are welcome to join and participate in all events. Those wishing to be on our e-mail list should contact John Wilson at WilsonJ@ We are most appreciative of his commitment to keeping us informed. Check the bulletin boards for updates of coming events. Tried to think of something funny to say about grunting on the courts and twerking, but realized that we take our tennis much too seriously for that. Looking forward to a great season. Theatrical - SRO (Standing Room Only)

Pres. Lynne Newbauer 818-3516 VP Joe Guenther 825-7703

Come one, come all. Bring your favorite beverage, sit back, relax and enjoy watching the talented people that were here in Sun City, that are still here in Sun City and those that have just come here to Sun City. Because their shows on our stage were so good, you will have a chance to either see them again or see them for the first time on DVDs. A new one will be shown every first and third Sunday of every month, 1 PM, Activity Center/Kachina Lounge unless otherwise noted in the Tipster. Come and meet with your old friends while making some new ones. There is no better way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

Help Collate the Tipster Once a month residents are needed to insert flyers at the Auditorium. The work is usually performed on the last weekday of the month at approximately 10:45 AM. Call Dave or Tempe Johnson 825-6994.



Jim Huffer 825-8743 September-May, Third Monday, 7 PM, Activity Center/Navajo For our November 18 meeting we will have Gordon McCall present his new video series: Bicycling the Wonders of Southeast Asia, Part I. This Part One of three educational DVD program will transport us to Cambodia about 2,000 years ago when the seeds of its magnificent Khmer Empire were planted leading to one of the main tourist attractions: the world’s largest complex of religious structures at Angkor Wat. We’ll explore these temples’ architecture, purpose, construction, infrastructure, and the collapse of the Khmer Empire as we also learn the present life of Cambodia from a bicycle seat. Parts two and three will be shown in December and January. Ukulele - Sun City Strummers

ary 1-December 31. Contact the club president for a copy of the rules before you play. Highly competitive play is on Tuesdays. Mark your calendar for the evening of Saturday, December 14, for the holiday party. The annual meeting will take place at that time including election of officers. Details to follow through email. Women and Money

VP Lauren Thompson 520-306-9750, Second and Fourth Wednesday, 3:30-5 PM, Catalina Vista/Mt. Lemmon

Due to Thanksgiving, we will be meeting only once this month on November 13, and plan to continue our review of Mutual Funds. Please join us as we continue to expand our knowledge of investments. Ladies only. Woodcarvers - Barkcarvers - Gourd

Pres. Kaaren Drent 818-2343 Pres. Jean James 648-1118 Woodcarvers David Osoba 818-6629 Saturdays, 9 AM-Noon Sec. Jackie Brown 825-2487 Artisan Center/Lapidary Kanikapila, Tuesdays, 10 AM-Noon, Desert Oasis/Ocotillo Barkcarvers Ted Rydzewski 825-8624 Tuesdays 1- 3 PM, Thursdays 9 November marks the beginning of our full-club fall/winter sea- Noon Artisan Center/Lapidary son. On November 5, the election for our new treasurer will Gourd Art Kaaren Drent 818-2343) Monday 1-3 PM, Fridays 9 AM-Noon take place. Then on November 12, club president Jean James Artisan Center/ Lapidary will be returning and will take over from Bill Moeller who has been leading the club since May. This coming season will be full of some old favorites, new songs, new playing techniques and lots of opportunities to play gigs in Sun City Oro Valley and in the wider Tucson community. Our free Sun City Oro Valley Holiday Concert will be performed Friday, December 13, 10 AM in the Activity Center lobby. All are welcome to come hear the music, sing along and get into the festive spirit with us. A huge “thank you” to Bill Moeller for giving his time, talent and leadership so generously in service to the club these past six months. You’re a star, Bill. Unit Parties

Unit 10 Party

Mark your calendars for Unit 10 Party on February 1, 4-6 PM, Catalina Vista. Tell your neighbors. More details to follow.

Unit 7 Party

Save the date for the Unit 7 Party on Friday, January 31, 2014, 5-9 PM, Auditorium. Come Celebrate the New Year with your neighbors and friends. We will mix, mingle and munch while enjoying music and getting to know our new neighbors. Plan to bring a dish to share. Wine, beer and soft drinks will be provided, or BYOB. Look in future Tipsters for how to signup. If you have questions, call Joy Huxtable 520548-2653 or email Wallyball and Water Volleyball

Pres. Judy Rigby 520-638-8800 (water volleyball rep) VP Terri Linssen 505-803-2671, Sec/Treas. Dave Martin 818-9249, (wallyball rep) Water Volleyball: Sundays and Thursdays 1-3 PM, Desert Oasis/Pool Competitive Water Volleyball: Tuesdays 1-3 PM, Desert Oasis/Pool

We are back in full swing this month and look forward to seeing familiar faces and some new ones. Join us for on-the-job training. No experience necessary. We have materials and tools to get you started.


Pres. Keith Carlson 742-7726 Membership Lauren Strassburg 818-7793

Welcome back to the seasonal residents. The activity in the shop is really picking up. There are some of the newly purchased lockers still available, so see Loren if you want one. We will have the bimonthly general meeting Wednesday, November 20, 1:30 PM, Desert Oasis. Hope to see you there. Writer’s Club

Paul Mercer, 333- 3490, Second and fourth Fridays 1 PM, Catalina Vista/Pusch Ridge

The Writer’s Club welcomes residents with an interest in the challenge of putting their ideas down on paper. Our goal is to have fun with our language and our ideas. Using 12 pt. type double spaced and printed on two sides of a sheet of paper, present your take of the suggested subject given by the club. Or pick your own subject, prose or poetry, for the meeting. If you are working on a novel or memoir, you are encouraged to bring a few pages to the meetings for review and encouragement.

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Pres. Joleen Meyer 818-3580 cell 970-389-2680 Meeting spaces: see changes below September - May Monday, 8:30-10 AM - Activity Center/Hohokam/Navajo Rooms* *relocated 2nd Monday of each month to Dance Studio Tuesday, 10:30 AM-Noon, Dance Studio Thursday, 4-5:15 PM,Dance Studio.

Do you know the benefits of Yoga? How about increased flexibility, strength, improved circulation, digestive and respiratory strength? These are just a few of the many benefits you can attain over time from attending Yoga classes. The beginning of your overall well-being is just a class away! No experience necessary, learn as you go! Thank you to all who have paid the annual membership dues of $5 pp; weekly class fee is $7 pp. Don’t forget to check the master/web calendar and the Aquatic/Fitness daily schedule for possible necessary changes in venues due to construction.

Town of Oro Valley

Town of Oro Valley Farmers Market

The Oro Valley Farmers Market, which was previously held at Town Hall, is now held every Saturday at Steam Pump Ranch, 10901 N. Oracle Road, just north of 1st Ave. Winter hours are 9 AM-1 PM. Farmers Market patrons will have the opportunity to enjoy this historical property and participate in other programs currently held there, including Second Saturdays, public art tours and the concert series. For more information on Heirloom Farmers Markets, visit

Secure Access Update

Your membership cards are now needed to gain access into Catalina Vista and Desert Oasis. When the AFC opens, the card access system will be in place from the beginning. Please carry your card with you. If you’d like it to be punched and receive a free lanyard, please come to the Administration Office. Do not punch your cards yourselves as there are only two safe zones on the card in which it may be punched. Punching in another area may result in the card being damaged.

Key Fobs If you would like a key fob for use with the secure access system, they are available at the Welcome Center Office for $10. It’s not a substitute for your card. The fob will provide you access to the Catalina Vista, Desert Oasis and Aquatic & Fitness Center. It will not work at the library.

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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. SCOV assumes no responsibility or liability for the information contained therein. AA

Carol 343-2103 Mondays, 12:30 PM, Artisan Center/Stained Glass Tuesdays, 7 PM, Desert Oasis/Ocotillo Alzheimer’s Education and Support Group

Don Dittman 551-6109 Arlene Schneider 825-5741 Last Tuesday, 4 PM, Desert Oasis/Ocotillo

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

Facilitator Ester Leutenberg 818-0016 First and Third Fridays, 2-3 PM, Catalina Vista/Art Studio 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 want 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 SCOV should submit their email addresses to We are non-political and are here to serve our fellow residents. Nonresident emails will not be accepted. You must be an SCOV homeowner. Emerge!

Co-Pres. Elaine Deeter 825-5388, Betty Hansen 818-1779 Donations Nancy Williams 818-3178 October-April, Second Tuesday, 8:30 AM, Welcome Center/Conference 3

Our auxiliary helps and supports Emerge!, one of the main agencies in Southern Arizona providing shelter for women and children who are victims of abuse. We had our first meeting on October 8, where some good ideas were discussed for future fund-raisers. We urge all members to attend our November 12 meeting. New members are always welcome. Nancy Williams continues to collect donations. This month, items requested are diapers, used cellphones and chargers, grocery store gift cards, new towels or bedding (single beds). Cash/check donations are always welcome. The crisis line at Emerge! to report domestic violence is 888-428-0101. Grief Support Group - Loss of Child or Grandchild

Facilitator Ester Leutenberg 818-0016 One Wednesday per month, email or call for time and location Partnered Organizations continues on the next page


Grief Support Group - Loss of Spouse/Partner

Contact Sec., Lorie Behrmann 395-1812 Second and Fourth Fridays, 3 PM, call for location. The host of the day will act as facilitator Parkinson’s Support

Payton Davies 825-5352 Third Wednesday, October-April, 10:30 AM, Catalina Vista/Pusch Ridge Exercise Mondays and Thursdays, 4-5:30 PM, Welcome Center/Conference 3

The Parkinson’s disease support group will meet November 20. Coffee and cookies will be provided. The speaker this month is Beth Rogers, a speech/language pathologist. She has nearly 30 years experience in this field. She will speak on common speech/language problems with Parkinson’s diagnosis including normal speech, cognitive and swallowing deficits and how patients can practice, improve, and maintain good speech, swallowing and cognition even as the Parksinson’s disease progresses. Vistoso Helpful Hands Please check in Coming Events for details on another session of Planning for the Next Phase of Retirement. If you think you would like to help your neighbors in a time of need, please contact Barbara McNeill, 825-0677 for more information about Vistoso Helpful Hands. We always need pager carriers and this is not time consuming. For help, call 410-9498. After the message, enter your phone number, including the area code and hang up. We will call you back.

Extended Community American Association of University Women AAUW Casas Adobes Branch will meet Saturday, November 9, 9:30 AM, Activitiy Center/Hohokam. A continental breakfast is $6 pp. The program will be Laura Penny, Executive Director of the Women’s Foundation of Southern Arizona, speaking on the goals for improving the lives of women and girls. The public is welcome. Visit our website at

American Legion Auxiliary Oro Valley Unit 132 Support Our Veterans and Active Military! Join the American Legion Auxiliary Oro Valley Unit 132! Be as active as you wish, but join and make a difference in the lives of veterans in need and service members and their families. There is strength in numbers! Onita Davis, 520-229-1064,, Golder Ranch Fire District-Linda Vista Station, 355 E. Linda Vista, 6:30-7:45 PM on the third Thursday of each month, September to May. Website: http://

Seventh Annual BAG-A-THON Food Drive 2013

You’re invited to help the Vistoso Cyclist’s raise money to purchase 75,000 lbs. of food during our seventh annual

drive. You can help with a check to “ICS” with “Food Bank” on the memo line. Let us do your shopping! Send to Dave Nelson at 1900 E. Somnolent Way, Oro Valley, AZ 85755 520-825-8641,

Catalina-Oro Valley Lions Club This summer, the Catalina-Oro Valley Lions prepared and delivered journals to the teachers of Coronado School to


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thank them for the wonderful work they do for our children. In September, the club worked at a spaghetti dinner fundraiser for Special Olympics, celebrated its Branch Marana Host Lions Club’s Charter Night and participated in last month’s Health Fair in SaddleBrooke. This year, the club and its members will continue to support Coronado School, do vision screening, collect prescription glasses and hearing aids for recycling, attend to the charitable needs of Catalina and Oro Valley, Special Olympics and the Tucson School for the Deaf and Blind. If you want to get involved, call Club Secretary, Lou Phillippi, 638-6957.

Chest Compression Only CPR Program Training is presented by the REACT (Resucitation Education and CPR Training) Group, UA College of Medicine. Saturday, November 16, University of Arizona Medical Center, 1501 N. Campbell Avenue, Room 5403. Free parking is available. Reservations requested but not required. Email or call 520-626-4146. For more information about UA Sarver Heart Center, visit www.heart.

Daughters of the American Revolution The November meeting of DAR El Presidio Chapter, November 14, 1 PM, Suzanne Huffer, 520-825-8743, call for address, will be a program in honor of the Native American Heritage Month and will be presented by speaker, Donique Brumley. The DAR Contact can provide information on the location.

Defeating Violence with Prayer Lecture One wonders what can be done. What causes violence and how can we permanently defeat this destructive, sinful impulse? John Q. Adams will be lecturing on Sunday, November 17, 2 PM, Third Church, Christ Scientist, 7355 Paseo del Norte (across street from Tohono Chul).

2013-2014 Entertainment Coupon Books

Youth fundraiser benefiting a Tucson youth group. Thousands of dollars in savings; including dining out, grocery, travel and hotels discounts, entertainment and sports, national retail and local retail services. Cost $35 per book. Please contact Claudia at 300-0921.

The Hermitage No-Kill Cat Shelter

We will be holding an adoption event just for residents of Sun City Oro Valley community and we’d love to introduce you to all our lovely kitties. Winters a little lonely? Got a cushion that needs a curled up kitty on it? Looking for a companion to cuddle with while you enjoy the beautiful Arizona rains? We have a special program called Seniors for Seniors, in which we place cats who are over the age of six, with seniors 55 and up for the reduced fee of $10. We know that kitties and people benefit from such close relationships and we want to encourage that as much as we can. Come down and meet your purrfect cat companion on Saturday, December 14, 1-3 PM, Catalina Vista/Pusch Ridge.

SaddleBrooke Patrons of the Arts Gala 2014

Don’t miss out on all the unique offerings available at the SaddleBrooke Patrons of the Arts Gala on Saturday, January 25, 2014, with Live and Silent Auctions. Tickets are $35 for a sit-down dinner and music. Proceeds to benefit the growth of the Desert View Performing Arts Center. The event will be held in the MountainView Ballroom beginning at 5 PM when the doors open to the Silent Auction


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items. Items include jewelry, golf packages, handbags, wines and more. There are 23 items in the Live auction with trips to Hawaii, Cabo San Lucas, Vegas and Sedona along with many other intriguing items. For information, call 520-8181000.

Second Saturday Activities at Steam Pump Ranch The Town of Oro Valley and the Oro Valley Historical Society will sponsor events at Steam Pump Ranch (Oracle Road, just north of Home Depot in Oro Valley) on Saturday, November 9. The farmer’s market will be open from 9 AM-1 PM. The Steam Pump ranch house will be open for tours led by the Oro Valley Historical Society from 9-10 AM. Author Lorna Kraemer will speak on Sarah Gorby’s Lifelong Quest to Save Wildlife 10-11 AM. She was the first licensed wildlife rehabilitator for the state of Arizona. Free parking and admission. Come out and enjoy the fun. For further information, contact Jim Williams

Spiritual Formation and Social Transformation Class Prayer, silence, study, service and conversation about deeper concerns than weather and sports are Christian spiritual formation practices. Through these, the Holy Spirit forms Christians into more compassionate, courageous people who make a life-giving impact on a broken, fearful world. All welcome. No charge. Mountain Shadows Presbyterian Church, Wednesdays, November 6 and 13, 3-4:30 PM, 14240 North Oracle Road at Mountainaire Drive, 1.5 miles north of Rancho Vistoso Bvld. 825-7858

The Tempe Symphonic Wind Ensemble Vista Fine Arts proudly presents The Tempe Symphonic Wind Ensemble Sunday, November 24, 3 PM, at Vista United Methodist Church, 3001 MiraVista Lane in Catalina, AZ. This free concert I Love This Land will include favorite patriotic music, folk songs, and great marches. All are welcome. or 520-825-1985.

Tutors Needed for Nearby School Kids

Would you enjoy tutoring a child? Painted Sky Elementary School, Rancho Vistoso’s neighborhood public school, is looking for volunteers to work one-to-one with students. One hour per week of your time will make the difference in a child’s education. Please contact Rachelle Ferris at or 696-3820.

Welcome Club Northwest Luncheon

Our luncheon will be held Thursday, November 7, 11 AM-1 PM, Oro Valley Country Club. The presentation will be History of Fans and showing of an Antique Fan Collection. Welcome Club Northwest holds monthly coffees and luncheons offering a fun way to meet people and become familiar with what the communities of Tucson have to offer. Contact Carol Funk for information and membership 520 638-5065,


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. SCOV 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; WiFi= Wireless Internet Service Classified Advertising, $10/ad

FOR LEASE: Unfurnished, 3BR ,2BA 1665 Sq Ft. Large corner lot. Tile in kitchen, family room and hallways. Master bedroom has large walk-in closet and patio slider to beautifully-landscaped backyard. 2-car garage with built-in cabinets. Available November 1, $1200/month with 1 year lease. 480-980-3667. FOR RENT: Southwest-inspired home featuring 2BR/2BA/Den vacation getaway. Discounted prices for Oct/Nov/Dec 2013. Lovely, fully furnished/equipped interior with king in Master Bedroom, double bed in Guest room. Complementary Wi-Fi/cable. Exterior features great desert landscaping/walled back yard with expansive ramada (covered patio) w/BQ and outdoor furnishings. For photos and more details contact Sharon/Bud at 541-621-6555 or email FOR RENT: Partially furnished 2BR/2BA 1900 sq. ft. Valencia model home with enlarged AZRM and unobstructed panoramic views of the Catalinas, lake, and 10th hole. $1900 / month, 12 month lease, N/S. 480-278-5151. FOR RENT: Beautiful Vacation Villa located in SCOV, 2 BR, 2 BA. Completely furnished, includes WiFi, cable, large patio, W/D, 2-car garage. Monthly or long-term rental available: December 2013, May-December 2014 and all of 2015. N/S, N/P. Great location, 13490 N. Tom Ryans Way. Call Kathy 510-537-1590 or email FOR RENT: Fully furnished with mountain views. King in master BR. WiFi, flat screen TVs. Currently available through December 2013; April through December 2014. Discounts for three months or more. For photos and more details, call Jan 636-357-8817 or email FOR RENT: Lovely 1650 sq. ft. home for immediate occupancy. Fully furnished, 2BR/2BA, master BR has walk-in closet. Cable TV and Wifi. Private rear yard with patio and grill. Indoor laundry with W/D. Formal dining, eat-in kitchen with SS apliances. NS/NP. For more information call Bob 520-825-0097. 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.

THANKSGIVING DINNER Café, Thursday, November 28

Two seating times 1 or 3 PM Reservations Required - 825-3277



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World Gospel Outreach to Honduras February 2014

I will make my 12th mission trip to Honduras February 1-February 8, 2014. Like to join us? You need no special skills nor do you need to speak Spanish. I have served on volunteer teams with teens and senior citizens! The trip is through World Gospel Outreach. For more information check their website at or contact me, Don Stewart 825-3977

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Café Décor Project

As a result of the Borders Golf Group review of the Café and recommendation to improve the Café décor, a request for volunteers was sent to the community a few months ago. Fortunately three very talented and ambitious residents, Pat Monson, Caryl Thornton and Glenn Cavalli volunteered to work with Robin Coulter and Bob Mariani on this project. Over a period of a couple of months or more this group met several times to discuss the décor improvements. In between the meetings, the participants did considerable legwork looking into furnishing, rugs, cabinets, etc. These meetings and legwork resulted in a near complete re-vamping with new paint, entry area furnishing, various new accessories, a kitchen privacy wall and wonderful new artwork on the large north wall, painted by Glenn Cavalli. This project was undertaken by residents and staff who truly worked hard with the goal of creating a Café environment that is pleasant and will be enjoyed by all. Hopefully you will agree that the results fulfilled that goal and will thank our volunteers Pat, Caryl and Glenn when you see them around the community.

SCOV Scrapbook

Tom Spratt sent in this Owl shot.

Eva Froehner had this sent in of a Bobcat with a snake lunch.


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Photos by Chris Richard

Resident submitted photos

Baby plays under the watchful eye. Photo by Tom Spratt.

A deer behind the wall... what a rack! Photo by Hal Robson.

Bertie Steger sent in these beautiful blooms taken near her home.


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