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February 2014

BOD Study Session Thursday, February 13 9 AM, Welcome Center/Conference Room 3 BOD Meeting Tuesday, February 25 9 AM, Activity Center/Navajo

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

Photo by Sheryl Hester

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

Board of Directors 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 Daily ............................................................................................... 5 AM-9 PM Pool Mon.-Sat. .................................................................................... 5 AM-8:30 PM Sun. ........................................................................................... 5 AM-5:30 PM Children’s Hours............................................................................... 11 AM-1 PM

Robert Hefner, President Steve Knapp, ...................................................................... Vice President Cathy Hartrich, Secretary Dick Brammell, Treasurer Café Food Service to 3 PM only.............................. 825-3277 Mon.-Sun..........................................................................................7 AM-6 PM Janice Fischer, Recording of daily Café specials................................................ 825-3711 ext 205 Richard Babin, Reservations....................................................................................... 825-3277 Jon Olson, Catalina Vista........................................... 825-8613 Mon.-Fri............................................................................................ 7 AM-9 PM Management Team Sat................................................................................................... 9 AM-9 PM Bob Mariani, Manager, 917-8080 Sun.................................................................................................. 9 AM-6 PM Joe Byron, Café Manager, 917-8074 Community Assistance­ - Loan Room Robin Coulter, ................................. Assistant Manager, 917-8070 Telephone Reservations. ................................................................ 917-8052 Mary Cunningham, Area Maint. Sup., 917-8059 Mon., Wed. and Fri. ................................................................................8-9 AM Julie Foerster, Resources, 917-8061 Reservations and Pick Up, Cart Barn/Loan Room Kim Griggs, Professional, 917-8053 Tues. and Thurs. ......................................................................................8-9 AM Michael Kropf, Course Superintendent, 917-8063 Consumer Referral.................................. 917-8079 Ken Sandrock, Sup., 917-8078 Pam Sarpalius, Director, 917-8077 Desert Oasis............................................ 825-0495 Facilities Randy Trenary,, 917-8060 Mon.-Fri............................................................................................ 7 AM-9 PM

Support Team Sat................................................................................................... 9 AM-8 PM Sun.................................................................................................. 9 AM-5 PM Jim Cundiff, Services, 917-8058 Pool Kate Cusumano, ...................................... Librarian, 917-8064 Mon.-Sun. ........................................................................................ 9AM-5PM Lonnie Davis, Supervisor, 917-8073 Children’s Hours...................................................................... Daily Noon-4PM Lisa Orach, Accounting Assistant, 917-8062 Except Tues., Thurs. and Sun. ........................................... Noon-1 & 3 PM-4 PM Norma Meyers,, 917-8065 Gift Shop of Sun City............................... 917-8051 Kathy Peabody, Admin. Specialist, 917-8068 Mon.-Fri. .......................................................................................... 9 AM-4 PM Chris Richard, Coordinator, 917-8069 Sat............................................................................................ 9 AM-12:30 PM Coco Sullivan, Coordinator, 917-8072 Library...................................................... 917-8064 Monitor - Activity Center................................................................................................. 917-8066 Mon.-Fri............................................................................... 9 AM-Noon, 1-4 PM Monitor - Aquatic & Fitness Center....................................................................................917-8067 Sat................................................................................................... 9 AM-Noon Pro Shop.................................................. 825-3110 Tipster Editorial Committee Lou Phillippi......................................Co-Chair Del Salvaterra...................................Co-Chair Arlene Douglas...................................Member Ann Fall..............................................Member Peggy Gardner....................................Member Glenda Gillespie.................................Member Diana Holmes..................... Secretary/Member George Holthus...................................Member

Sharon Knudson.................................Member Karen Koopmans.................................Member Barbara Martucci...............................Member Paul Mercer........................................Member Ann Owen...........................................Member Lynn Parker........................................Member Laura Pigott.......................................Member

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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, 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.

Reflections and Visions by Jan Fischer It has been said that a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. My single step was to become a candidate for the SCOV (Sun City Oro Valley) Board of Directors, of which I am now a proud member. Looking back, the excitement of opportunity and the fear of failure for a new board member is scary. And now, as I enter into this final season of my term, I know that even though the winter has come quickly, I realize that when its over, it is over. I am looking forward to the New Year even as I realize that I am in the winter of my term as a SCOV board member. Board members make many decisions, some good, some bad. The good I supported with my whole heart, the bad I just did not agree with. During the past two years I have met many of you and made many new friends. I have learned much about our community and how talented you are; many of the ideas and experiences from you provided me some important lessons that will stay with me long after my term on the Board is over. As I look around the community during this winter of my Board term, I wonder what I can offer to my community. I will volunteer when I can and encourage you to join me. We can work together to inform our residents and continue to live the lifestyle we have chosen. The candidate forums are scheduled and soon you will receive ballots to elect a new Board. This is one of the most important functions in this community. The new Board will make many decisions – some you will like, others you will not. The decisions will be based on the life experiences of the Board members, and we residents need to support them. I plan on working with those who are elected and trust that their decisions will enhance our community and make us proud to live in Sun City Oro Valley.

Holiday Closure - Monday, February 17 President’s Day

Administration and the SCOV Library will be closed.

Tucson Rodeo Week February 15-23 Dress in Western Attire Let’s all join in the fun during these days!

Association Committees...............6 Association News..........................3 Café Specials................................12 Classified......................................33 Clubs............................................15

General Manager - Bob Mariani

Volunteer For A Committee

Every year about this time a very important process begins. That process is seeking new members for the many Association committees. As I did last year, I am once again asking the very talented pool of SCOV (Sun City Oro Valley) residents to please consider serving on one or more of your very valuable and productive committees. If you haven’t served on a committee or even if you have, it might be difficult for you to realize how much the committee structure means to SCOV. The Board and staff work hard and perform many tasks to help keep the community operating as well as possible. However, the investigations, evaluations and projects that the committees undertake equate to a significant portion of the Association’s work. Simply put, without the committees there would be a need for a much larger staff (more expense to the homeowners), or the community would not be able to accomplish the volume of work that is presently undertaken. So, please consider being part of the solution and volunteering for one or more of our vital committees. In addition to ad hoc committees that the Board may appoint from time to time, the committees you are urged to consider joining are: Ambassadors, Active Health, Architectural Control, Communications, Community Assistance, Community Directory, Consumer Referral, Election, Emergency Preparedness, Finance/Budget, Food and Beverage (Café), Gift Shop, Golf Advisory, Government Affairs, Marketing, Neighborhood Pride, Nominating, Posse, Properties, Strategic Projects and Tipster Editorial. Now is your opportunity to get involved in shaping the future of your community. We urge members to complete and return the committee application form that will be found in the March Tipster or go to the Association website at to complete the form. Depending on the number of responses, we may not be able to place each interested resident on a committee. Our goal, however, is to build a database of interested volunteers who can step into a committee assignment not only now but also in the future.

Coffee and Conversation with the General Manager

and a Board Member

An informal exchange of information. Wednesday, February 5, 9 AM, Activity Center/Hopi Thursday, February 20, 3 PM, Activity Center/Hopi

What’s Inside

Coming Events.............................12 Extended Community.................32 For Your Information...................14 Golf...............................................10 Hours of Operation.......................2

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Memoriam...................................15 Partnered Organizations.............32 Sun City Vistoso Foundation.......12 Thank You Corner.......................15 Workshops and Classes...............14


Board Candidates Answer Questions What is your personal vision for the future of SCOV? SCOV is the active adult community of choice in Arizona. It is well-maintained, attractive and inviting: a community of diverse interests and backgrounds, with facilities, amenities and clubs to satisfy all. We value communication and seek consensus. We enjoy a sound financial footing and strive to keep our expenses Don Coleman as low as possible so that SCOV remains affordable for all residents. We are not static; we plan for and make improvements that are necessary to keep pace with the marketplace. Why do you want to serve as a Board member and what do you feel you will specifically contribute to the Board if elected? I want to ensure that SCOV is always as appealing to current residents and prospective buyers as it was when I moved here and remains today. I have over 40 years of executive experience at the corporate level. Managing over 5,000 employees has given me the ability to interact effectively and sensitively with SCOV residents and staff; to gather and accurately assess information, a predisposition for foresight and planning and strong financial management skills which will contribute to fiscal responsibility and efficiency at SCOV. My years of software development and related technological experience would greatly benefit SCOV efforts to improve our communications systems and streamline financial management. What three goals would you like to help the Board achieve during your term? 1. To maintain the high standards and quality of life we now enjoy while keeping a sharp eye on the affordability of our decisions. 2. To value full and open communication, always seeking consensus. 3. To further improve our property values and members’ enjoyment of SCOV through awareness of the active adult marketplace and future residents’ needs when planning for the future.

What is your personal vision for the future of SCOV? Healthy adult community. An active adult community where all members are engaged to the extent of their personal comfort level, where residents respect one another, embrace and recognize the diversity of our culture. Why do you want to serve as a Board member? Give back to our community. Bert Gustafson Board service requires a large time commitment, as well as energy, and a high level of interest. I am ready to use my experience, energy and interest to continue the excellent tradition of board service to our community. What do you feel you will specifically contribute to the Board if elected? Achieve consensus on all issues. I have advised boards and city councils as an attorney, and have been a member of governing boards such as a public utility, YMCA, and a city council. I believe my experience will help in the governance of SCOV through collaboration, thoughtful deliberation and patient determination of our best interests. What three goals would you like to help the board achieve during your term? Maintain and improve our quality of life by: 1. Support and encourage programing in all activity areas. 2. Maintain affordability through modest dues increases. 3. Provide for continued financial stability.

Gustafson, Jakosa, Saatkamp Joint Coffee Meetings

Tuesday, February 4, 9-10 AM, Navajo Monday, February 10, 10-11 AM, Hopi Thursday, February 20, 2-3 PM, Navajo

Coleman Coffee Meetings

Friday, February 7, 3-4 PM, Navajo Friday, February 21, 2:30-3:30 PM, Navajo Tuesday, February 11, 2-3 PM, Hopi All meetings in the Activity Center

Election Committee

Forums, Coffees, Ballots & Validations

During the month of February the Election Committee will conduct two Board of Director Candidate forums. These forums will be Thursday February 6, 6:30 PM; Wednesday, February 12, 11 AM, both in the Auditorium. Please attend and be informed about the position these candidates have on issues important to you and the Association. On Tuesday, February 18, the ballot will be mailed to all homeowners. You will be voting for the Board of Directors.


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There are two positions for a three-year term. You may cast two votes. Also starting in February and continuing through March the Election Committee will be validating ballots. The ballot validation process is as follows: • Homeowners receive their ballots, a white BALLOT enve lope and a blue envelope. Residents mark their ballots, seal them in the white BALLOT envelope and then seal that enve lope in the blue envelope on the out side of which they record their name and unit/lot. The blue envelope is then mailed or placed in the locked ballot box.

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About SCOV ( Sun City Oro Valley ) What is your personal vision for the future of SCOV? SCOV continues to be one of the finest active adult communities in southern Arizona and remains a friendly, vibrant, well-maintained, well-managed community with ever-increasing levels of homeowner involvement. Our facilities will be creatively enhanced as required. A well-informed, fiscally responsible Board that bases Susan Jakosa all decisions on the best interests of the homeowners, continues to oversee the management and resources of the community. Why do you want to serve as a Board member and what do you feel you will specifically contribute to the Board if elected? My belief is that it is important for homeowners to be actively involved in the community, socially and/or by participating in its governance. Serving as a Board member requires being a good steward for our community’s many resources, ensuring that the HOA thrives and continues to move forward. Besides bringing different ideas, experiences and points of view to the Board, I believe I have skills and qualities which enable me to be a meaningful contributor to the decision making process. And for me, that process necessitates having all sides of an issue presented, processing all relevant facts collected, voicing opinions, listening to others and finally, voting for the best possible option for SCOV as a whole. What three goals would you like to help the Board achieve during your term? As an individual, there are no specific new goals that I would submit to the Board at this time. But, there are numerous highpriority issues that previous Boards have handled, future Boards will continue to follow and may, when possible, develop even better solutions. Some of these include: 1. To maintain and continue strengthening our current fiscal position. 2. To ensure that, in a competitive environment, we always remain an attractive community moving forward. Along with our lifestyle and amenities, this creates and supports the value of our homes and our community in its entirety. 3. To engage the entire membership in community activities by enhancing both the scope of activities and our means of communication. We need to always be seeking new avenues for even more effective two-way communication between members, clubs, committees and the Board.

What is your personal vision for the future of SCOV? Our community has withstood the continued pressures of social and physical changes. We must find ways to continue replacing those who have left us with people who become our residents and continue to present to these residents the challenges to keep us vibrant, attractive and Jack Saatkamp interesting. Why so you want to serve as a Board member, and what do you feel you will specifically contribute to the Board if elected? As an 18 year resident SCOV is my only home. My professional background lends itself to staying aware of problems and ways to resolve these problems into opportunities with attention to detail regarding the interests of our residents. The details involve monetary expenditures as well as physical renewable attributes to our community. If elected to the Board I will bring 40 years of managerial experience in dealing with customers and potential customers and resolving problems regarding prices, service and products. I will use this experience to become aware of residents’ concerns and work in ways to find solutions. What three goals would you like to help the Board achieve during your term? 1.Continued beautification of the common properties. 2.Constantly finding ways to reduce water and power usage. 3.Continued studies of ways to increase revenue at the golf course and the Café.

• On the ballot validation dates, posted on the bulletin boards, the Election Committee checks the unit/lot and name against the membership list of eligible voters. A check is placed beside the eligible voters name to indicate a ballot is received. The ballots are then stored by unit/ lot. If a subsequent ballot is received for the same unit/lot, both ballots are discarded as per the governing documents (Bylaws 11, 2.2). • Before the counting begins, the blue envelope is opened and the sealed BALLOT envelope is removed. The white envelopes are placed in bundles of 25 to be counted. The counting will be done on Tuesday, March 25.

This process validates that individuals are eligible to vote (blue envelope with unit/lot and name) AND it ensures that the vote is received anonymously (white envelope containing the ballot with no identification). The blue envelopes are kept as per the governing documents for a specified period of time. All residents are welcome to observe the validation process. See the bulletin boards for ballot validation dates.

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Two Board of Director Candidate Forums Thursday February 6, 6:30 PM; Wednesday, February 12, 11 AM both in the Auditorium.



Volunteer Today! This Help Needed section is for the purpose of listing volunteer help wanted ads for various Association Committees .

Needed: Tipster Editor Must be a year-round owner/resident. Have good spelling and grammar skills with previous experience editing or teaching English. Call Lou Phillippi 638-6957 or email or contact Del Salvaterra 834-5146 or email Needed: Sound Board Operator for our Activity Center performances and speakers. Training is available to achieve full knowledge of the system’s set up and operation by our current expert, who is leaving Sun City Oro Valley. This is a fun job once you learn the Board. No technical knowledge is required. For more info, contact Al Burdi 818-3516.

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

Chair Judy Bjorling 818-1296

Meet and greet your Active Health Committee on Wednesday, February 26, 5-7 PM, Activity Center/Navajo. Please join us and let us know which programs and events you liked in the past. Help us brainstorm which events we should arrange for the future. BYOB. We have three events in March to add to your calendar. Saturday, March 8, 1 PM, Second Annual Mini-Golf Tournament. Check your Friday email, This Week in Sun City Oro Valley, for times, or see Lonnie Davis at the Aquatic & Fitness Center to be part of this fun and prize-filled event. Friday, March 21, 1 PM, Auditorium, Feeding the Brain: Enhancing Cognitive Function Through Food. Our presenter will be Lee Ryan, Ph.D of the University of Arizona. Sunday, March 23, Ventana Medical Center parking lot, Arizona Distance Classic. We want to demonstrate that those of us from Sun City Oro Valley are really active adults. Plan to walk the one-mile Senior Walk. Your $5 fee is for charity; you get a t-shirt, and we promise some fun along the way. Do any of the other races and receive a $5 deduction in the fee. Proceeds go to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Architectural Review

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

Please remember that all trash containers must be covered and may not be stored on the lot where they are visible to your neighbors or from the street. If that is not possible, the container must be stored in the garage. No garbage in bags or boxes may be put out for collection and all covered containers put out for collection should be curb side for the least amount of time as possible and should never block the sidewalk. Communication

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

The meeting rooms in the Activity Center are now well


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equipped with audio and visual facilities. Clubs using these rooms may request the equipment they wish to use. Club representatives are responsible for requesting which services they require. Each club should have a tech person in their membership who is capable of using the equipment, but assistance is available or training is offered. Help Needed was set up through the Tipster by the Communication Committee in the hopes of recruiting more volunteers to learn the usage of our audio and visual equipment. Care to volunteer? If you have ideas for additional ways to communicate to the residents, we can always use more bodies on our committee. Community Assistance

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

Aluminum Can Donations: Put those aluminum cans to work for 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 can attract bees and may become a hazard. Profits fund the equipment for the Loan Room. On December 31 we delivered 500 pounds of aluminum cans to the recycle center. We received $295. We have received a total of $1,085 year-to-date. Thank you for coming out in support of our annual Pancake Breakfast. It was a success as usual due to the many volunteers who mix, cook and serve the breakfast and our faithful residents who eat it. The Pancake Breakfast helps support our community’s Loan Room providing equipment for friends and family visits, parties and medical issues. Please call our reservation line 917-8052 Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 8-9 AM, or come to the Loan Room (end of Cart Barn) Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8-9 AM, to reserve your items up to two months ahead. Consumer Referral

Co-Chairs Don and Pat Pomeroy 825-1725 Desk Phone 917-8079 Mondays- Fridays, 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 Government Affairs

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

The GAC continues to provide informative programs featuring the government employees and elected officials who work for you. The next such event will be A Day in the Life of Oro Valley Police Chief Danny Sharp and his vision of Community Policing (see Coming Events for details). An update on Town events by Councilmember Mary Snider will follow. In

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addition, we are beginning to prepare the schedule for Candidate’s Forums in preparation for the 2014 election cycle. These forums will be your convenient chance to see, question and judge the individuals who wish to represent you in your town, your county, your legislature and your Congress. Gift Shop

Co-Chairs Julie Holtry 825-4473 Elaine Deeter 825-5388 Gift Shop 917-8051 Shop Hours: Mondays-Fridays 9 AM- 4 PM; Saturdays 9 AM-12:30 PM Meeting Second Wednesday, 9 AM

After five years the co-chairs of the Arts and Crafts Fair have stepped down. They have documented a time line that will help new co-chairs get the event organized and will remain available to answer questions. The Fair is the largest event in Sun City Oro Valley. Let’s not let it become a memory. Call Don Jovag 818-1078 or Kathy Hrdy 825-4723.


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

Our top priority recommendation to the Board for the next capital improvement involved modifications to the Auditorium stage. The initial concept involved extending the stage into the floor area. Subsequent input determined that floor area reduction would negatively impact present uses for that space, so an alternate plan has been devised which will take some area on either side of the stage but eliminate all encroachment into the floor. The estimates will determine whether the stage project remains our top recommendation. The committee was tasked to see if there is any available room space for the Modelers’ Club. An initial survey indicates that there may be such space, but its availability is dependent on the degree of utilization by clubs to whom it is presently assigned. An update of such utilization will provide us with the information required to develop a recommendation. Posse

Jan Thomas Joan Kelly February featured artists are Jan Thomas and Joan Kelley. Jan is a colored pencil, pastel and watercolor artist who strives for photo-realism in her pieces. Jan’s note cards are printed from originals and are a great way to send greetings from Arizona. Joan is a photographer and potter, creating photo greeting cards and pottery that is both decorative and functional. New consignors and volunteers are always welcome. Contact Elaine or Julie for an application to join us.

Chair Robert Hefner 825-4825 Vice Chair John Njaa 825-5486 Next Meeting: Tuesday, February 4, 3 PM, Activity Center/Hopi

The Posse Committee meeting on January 7 was transition day for the outgoing chairperson, Del Balston, and the incoming chairperson, Bob Hefner. One of Del’s many accomplishments was fostering and maintaining the Posse’s close relationship with the OVPD (Oro Valley Police Department) during his four-year tenure as chairperson. In recognition of that, Del was presented with a Certificate of Appreciation by OVPD Chief Danny Sharp.

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 The Eyes Have It

Next time you are out at your mailbox, take a look. Could it use a fresh coat of paint? Perhaps it’s time to paint the pole, box and flag. Check with Consumer Referral for names of people who will do it for you at a nominal cost, if you don’t wish to do the actual painting yourself. Another item that needs mentioning, since it is the responsibility of the homeowner, is raised pedestrian walkways (sidewalks). If the cement is raised where a walker could trip and fall, it needs to be repaired. Take a walk on your sidewalk, and take a look. Is yours OK? Reminder: All wrought iron perimeter fences in the community need to be painted the Weathered Brown color by January 1, 2016, so think ahead and plan. Perhaps you and your neighbor can share in the cost if the fence runs between the two yards. It might be a good idea at least to get a quote. Take a look, and then you’ll know how to prepare.

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Photo shows Chief Sharp, (left), making the presentation to Del Balston with Bob Hefner looking on (right).

New residents and returning seasonal residents, are you looking for an easy yet rewarding way to serve your community? Look no further. Join the Posse and patrol often. Patrols are not only beneficial to the community, they can be fun too. You may spot bobcats, owls, hawks, mule deer, javelina and even an occasional person. Sign up today. Strategic Projects

Chair Tut Tustison 825-9431 October- April, Third Thursday, 3 PM, Welcome Center/Conference 2




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


6 Months 2013-14 Dec-13  Annual H.O. Fees Special Assessment Capital Contribution Fee Golf Revenues Activities Revenues Café Revenues Interest Income Other Income Gross Revenues



$ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $

244,233 20,800 102,225 11,939 48,111 1,908 20,633 449,849

$ 2,515,402 $ 184 $ 127,970 $ 508,289 $ 68,744 $ 253,746 $ 11,555 $ 171,549 $ 3,657,439

$ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $

2,515,402 84,800 522,364 74,846 242,500 6,000 117,267 3,563,179

Asset Reserve Contribution Capital Fund Contribution New Capital Acquisitions Restricted Use Revenues Net Operating Revenues  Wages & Benefits Cost of Sales Utilities Repair & Maint. Supplies & Expenses Depreciation Total Expenses

$ $ $ $ $

(26,472) 423,377

$ (950,000) $ (100,000) $ (83,670) $ (176,623) $ 2,347,146

$ $ $ $ $

(950,000) (100,000) (71,600) (84,800) 2,356,779

$ $ $ $ $ $ $

243,894 27,248 39,874 3,906 71,046 90,000 475,968

$ 1,300,706 $ 157,345 $ 450,189 $ 97,887 $ 506,543 $ 540,000 $ 3,052,670

$ $ $ $ $ $ $

1,356,775 162,943 468,954 62,251 508,941 540,000 3,099,864

Restricted Fund Expenses Net Operating Expenses

$ $

(100,952) 375,016

$ (593,502) $ 2,459,168

$ $

(540,000) 2,559,864






Results of Operations


be found at our website, Hold your cursor over Association, and when the drop-down apFor the First 6 Months of the Fiscal Year pears, choose Financial Strength. At this page you will find For 6 5Months ofof Year Forthe theFirst First Months theFiscal Fiscal Year For the First 6the Months of the Fiscal Year the monthly Financial Statements and the Annual Budget. There are also copies of the monthly Financial Statements 2013-14 2012-13 2013-14 2012-13 2013-14 2013-14 2012-13 2012-13 and a copy of the Annual Budget for the 2013-2014 fiscal $309,666 $307,909 Pre-Paid Rounds $309,666 $307,909 Pre-Paid $249,381 $309,666 $248,665 $307,909 Pre-PaidRounds Rounds Pre-Paid Rounds year in the Library located in the Welcome Center. Resident Daily Rounds $32,837$40,287 $40,287 Resident Daily Rounds $32,837 Resident Daily Rounds $24,091 $31,731 Resident Daily Rounds $32,837 $40,287 If you are interested in more information regarding the Public Daily Rounds $117,667 $103,741 Public Rounds $117,667 $103,741 PublicDaily Daily Rounds $95,015 $86,176 Community’s finances, we encourage you to attend the Public Daily Rounds $117,667 $103,741 Finance and Budget Committee meeting which will be held Totals $460,170 $451,937 Monday, February 24, 1 PM, Welcome Center Conference Totals $460,170 $451,937 Totals $368,487 $460,170 $366,572 $451,937 Totals Room 3. If you have any questions, please feel free to call me at Above is a summary of the Revenues and Expenses 917-8060, or email me at and the Results of Operations for the first six months Randy Trenary, Controller of the 2013-14 fiscal year. Also included this month is a chart comparing golf revenues from last year to the current year. A copy of the report in greater detail can

Golf Course Revenues Golf Revenues GolfCourse Course Revenues Golf Course Revenues


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Tipster Editorial

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

The next Tipster Editorial Committee meeting is Thursday, February 13, 10 AM, Welcome Center/Conference Room 1. Assistant Manager - Robin Coulter

Going Paperless… Rewarding, but a Little Awkward Still

One page of paper…that is what I filed for the January 2014 Study Session packet. When I pulled the January 2013 packet for recycling there were 31 pages…a fairly normal size for a packet. We now access our packets digitally (paperless). Saving paper is important, saving storage space is important, but it hasn’t come without challenges. It’s been a learning experience using my iPad to view the packet of information and breaking the habit of wanting to feel the paper between my fingers. Frankly, I feel a little insecure in the process, but I know the feeling won’t last and it’s a better solution overall. I’m not the only one that can look at the packet digitally, you can too. The packets are now placed on our website under the Association tab and on the Board Meeting page. Programs/Facilities Director - Pam Sarpalius

New Events

I just wanted to tell you how our two new events in December were a big success. The Cookie Exchange was a fun afternoon and the ladies and men who participated had a great time enjoying the afternoon having coffee and cookies and meeting new friends. The selection that they took home was impressive. This event will return, by request, next year.

First Place

Our second event was the Holiday Golf Cart Parade. The judges had a hard time picking our winners. We had 20 carts in the parade on the streets of the community. Those that entered the parade and the parade watchers rated it another success. It was a pleasure to see so many newer residents in the community participate in both events. Third Winners were: Place first place, Dea Calvin; second place, Mario Siracudse; third place,

Don Hess.

Second Place

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Café News We have two special dinners planned for February: Soup and Salad Night, Wednesday, February 5, and All-You-CanEat Pasta Night, Wednesday, February 26. No reservations required. See the Café Specials in this Tipster for menu, times and cost details. Also see the Coming Events section for details on Dave’s Cooking Class, Tuesday, February 11, 3-5 PM. Drink of the Month: Sunrise Screw Driver Martini, $4 each. 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 De- Dave Delgado cember winners are Kay Swain, Kathie Wray, Mrs. Grueber, Julie Robson and Elise Asch. Congratulations and bon appétit. SCOV Library - Kate Cusumano

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We are pleased to be hosting author Nancy E. Turner for a special event on Tuesday, February 25. See Coming Events for details. The Tucson Festival of Books is right around the corner on Saturday and Sunday, March 15 and 16. Stop by to check out books by scheduled authors, including Christina Baker Kline, Jamie Ford, and popular mystery writers J.A. Jance, C.J. Box, Anne Hillerman, Anne Perry and Scott Turow. Dozens of new titles have been added in the last month. The latest books include The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd, and Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War by Robert Gates. New in audio books you will find Command Authority by Tom Clancy and The King’s Deception by Steve Berry. Discover new movies and television series including The Family, Dallas Buyers Club, The Butler, Captain Phillips and Boardwalk Empire: The Complete Second Season. We appreciate your patronage. Friends of the Library Tuesday, March 11, is the date for the Friends of the Library’s annual Books and Authors’ Luncheon. This popular event, a fundraiser for the Sun City Oro Valley Library, will sponsor two local authors. C.E. (Buzz) Poverman, a retired UofA creative writing teacher, will present and discuss his latest book, Love by Drowning. Becky Masterman will present her debut thriller, Rage Against the Dying. Masterman currently is the acquisition editor specializing in medical books for forensic examiners and law enforcement.

Luncheon ticket sales will be held in the Activity Center Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, February 12, 13, and 14, 9 AM-Noon.

Tickets $25 pp and catering will again be provided by Culinary Designs. We hope to see you there. Community Services - Jim Cundiff

Office open 10 AM-Noon, Monday-Friday, Welcome Center 917-8058

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.


December 1-30 Housing Resale Information Resales 2013 2012

For the Month 13 7 Total sold in 2012 - 179

YTD 215 179

2013: Active Listings as of 12/01/13..................... 43 2012: Active Listings this time last year ............... 66 Source TARMLS速

Average age of new owners: 66

Welcome New Neighbors Unit # Name 3 Theresa & Eugene Oja 3 Joyce & John Franke 4 Frances Phillips 5 Ronna Kae Heinig & Daniel Stasi 7 Katherine & Randal Minck 9 Joan & A. Thompson Calder 10 Steven Jackson 12 Susan & Antonio Alcaraz 12 DeAnna & Robert Huber 15 Elizabeth Law & Nicholas Pernice 17 Mary Ann Diridon & Margaret Gerken 17 Patricia Horning

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Recreation and Fitness - Lonnie Davis

New LifeFitness Equipment

The LFconnect app can be used with the new LifeFitness equipment. The LFconnect app allows Apple and Android devices to interact with compatible LifeFitness cardio and strength equipment. It tracks workouts, lets exercisers access personalized workouts, provides motivation and serves as a workout display on cardio equipment. Stop in and see Lonnie Davis if you need help setting up this app.

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 Sun City Oro Valley-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.

ery Thursday at 1 PM, so stop in and sign up. See Lonnie Davis or call 917-8073. Tuesday, February 11, the AFC pool and spa will be closed for cleaning and shock treatment. It will reopen the following morning at the regular time. Wednesday, February 12, the Desert Oasis pool will close at 7 AM for cleaning and shock treatment and will reopen the following morning at the regular time. For times the AFC pool and Desert Oasis pool are open, see the Hours of Operation, page two of this Tipster.


Head Golf Professional - Kim Griggs Happy Valentines Day! Make sure to buy your special someone a nice gift before February 14. Come in to our Pro Shop and check out our wide variety of merchandise. Pass Holders receive 30% off and residents receive 15% off everything except golf balls, sale items and golf clubs. Sun City Oro Valley residents/guests, new residents and renters, come see our beautiful 18-hole championship golf course. The views are breathtaking and the course is in excellent condition. Ask us about our memberships, our clubs, and our fully stocked Pro Shop. Bunkers: Do not enter bunkers from the high side as you will cave in the sand on the wall of the bunker. Please leave the handle outside the bunker and the head of the rake inside the bunker. Please remember to rake the bunkers before you exit them. Leave the sand smooth for the next player. Thank you for your cooperation. Lessons are available from Kim Griggs and Rick Sample (PGA Members): 30 minutes $45, 45 minutes $55. Please ask us about our series of lessons. Finally, I want to remind everyone that athletic wear, t-shirts, tank tops, short shorts and blue jeans are not permitted when using the golf facilities, including the driving range and chipping area. Please remember these requirements when coming to use the practice facilities or inviting your friends.

Superintendent - Michael Kropf February is part of the peak golfing season when the weather is beautiful and the golf Aqua Zumba速 Tues., 1-2 PM, Aquatic & Fitness Center/pool course is in great shape. The fairways, tees and greens are in some of the best conditions Cardio Chair Aerobics Tues., Thurs., 10:30-11:30 AM, Catalina Vista of the entire year. Due to these excellent Sunrisers Low-impact aerobics class Mon., Wed., Fri., conditions the only maintenance performed 7:15-8:15 AM, Aquatic & Fitness Center/Studio 1 on the turf is mowing, fertilizing, and watering. However, Sweat Stretch Tues., Thurs., 7:30-9 AM, Aquatic & Fitness conditions begin to decline in March and April without some of the required maintenance, so this year changes will occur Center/Studio 1 in March. Water Aerobics Mon., Wed., Fri., 10-11 AM, AFC pool Toward the end of spring the greens become hard and Zumba Tues., 9:15-10:10 AM, Thurs., 5:15-6:15 PM, stop holding shots. The greens get compacted from the Aquatic & Fitness Center/Studio 1 increased play, the constant mowing and rolling over the Walking on the Patio Mon., Fri., 1-2 PM, Outside Patio of Activity winter months, and the irrigation water. In the past, these conditions persisted until May when play decreases and the Center, no punch card needed. are aerified. The aerification not only alleviates the Personal Trainer One-on-one training will continue during con- greens compaction, but also removes the salts to allow for better struction; call Ray Jerkins 219-3561 for an root growth and transition back to Bermuda grass. appointment and an alternate location. To prevent the greens from becoming too hard in the Special Note from the Aquatic & Fitness Center: spring and to promote a better transition in the summer, Orientation on how to use the gym equipment will held ev- the greens are going to be aerified in early March. The tines


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are going to be smaller and the hole spacing will be wider than normal summer aerifications. This will allow the greens to heal quicker and be ready for tournaments at the end of March and early April. The tees and fairways will also be aerified in March to promote a better transition in the summer, but this will be much less impactful on playability. Golf Advisory

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

The next Hits and Giggles golf outing is scheduled for Sunday, February 23. Due to the success of the January outing, spots may be limited, so sign up early. Golf leagues, men’s and women’s clubs, are underway and welcoming new members. It is easy to get involved and play. To learn more, talk to a league representative. The greens are scheduled to be aerated with smaller holes and wider spacing on Monday and Tuesday, March 10 and 11. Based on green conditions last spring and the need to support root growth, a decision was made to conduct this work before the major aeration projects coming this summer. Feedback on the playability of the proposed changes to Hole #5 have been received, and comments are generally positive. Adding turf area on the far side of the wash to reduce the length of carry is being investigated. The Views 18-Hole Men’s Golf Club

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

Our 2013-2014 tournament season commenced with the President’s Cup in November, followed by the Governor’s Cup held January 23, 26 and 30. Our next tournament, the Club Championship, is slated for Thursday, March 20 and Sunday, March 23 and will conclude on Monday, March 27. Highlighting and concluding our season will be the ever popular crown-Jewel event, the Member-Guest Tournament, scheduled for Thursday and Friday, April 17 and 18. Another great field is anticipated for this exciting event. Ask your guest now for these two days of fun. Be sure to keep amassing those qualifying points for the View’s Cup. You can keep tabs on your progress by viewing the postings on the bulletin board. Jerry Bushong reports that we now have a number of new members. If you know of anybody who enjoys playing golf, please encourage him to join us or the Nine-Hole Men’s group. The Views Men’s Nine-Hole Golf Club

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

The Men’s Nine-Hole Club plays at 8:30 AM during the winter months. We play different games each week and are paired in foursomes by the Pro Shop. You must arrive 1/2 hour prior to the Shotgun start to allow the Pro Shop to confirm and adjust pairings. February 20 is the designated Play with Buddies Day, and you can arrange your own foursomes. After golf that day we will have our monthly meeting at the Activity Center. Bring street shoes as no golf shoes are allowed. This is the day Jack Saatkamp will have his famous pulled-pork lunch. Cost is $5 pp. If you are planning to participate, leave the check made out to Sun City Men’s Nine-Hole Club in the

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men’s Nine-Hole club book at the Pro Shop no later than Thursday, February 13. Please note the annual Guys and Dolls Nine-Hole Tournament scheduled for Thursday, March 13. Sign up in our book to participate in this fun event. Golf Quote of the Month: “The reason the Pro tells you to keep your head down is so you can’t see him laughing.” by Phyllis Diller. The Views Women’s Golf Club

Pres. Yvette Schulz 825-0797 Membership Nancy Larson 953-212-3151 Play Tuesdays

Congratulations to Bonnie Svarstad on her Hole-In-One, January 5 on Hole #17. Awesome job, Bonnie! Our annual Chili Party is February 4. Invite a friend to join us for a game of golf and a bowl of chili. Maybe they’ll have such a good time they will want to become one of our members. A reminder to sign up for this year’s Golf and Tennis For The Cure Tournament, hosted by The Views 9-Hole Women’s Golf Club. The golf event will be held February 18 with an 11:30 AM shotgun. A joint golf/tennis awards cocktail party will be 4-6 PM, following the golf tournament. Sign up in the binder in the Pro Shop by February 11. The President’s and Solheim Cup matches are in full swing. Check the bulletin board for the progress of the matches. Our No Frills Tournament is being held on March 25. If you are interested in helping with the event, please contact Barb Grunkemeyer 343-3704. More information available at our February general meeting. The Views 9-Hole Women’s Golf Club

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

The Views 9-Hole Women’s Golf Club is hosting the 2014 Golf and Tennis For The Cure Tournament. The Ladies Tennis event is Monday, February 17. The 18-Hole and 9-Hole golf event is Tuesday, February 18, 11:30 AM Shotgun. The joint tennis/golf Awards Happy Hour is 4-6 PM, Activity Center/Navajo Room following golf. Sign up in the binder in the Pro Shop by February 11. Several additional fund raising events are planned and all proceeds benefit the UofA Foundation/Arizona Cancer Center. Non-participant donations are welcome. Contact Patti Thompson 825-8682. Our spring Invitational is March 20. The theme is Cowgirl Trail Drive. Check the Event Book in the Pro Shop for more information. Be sure to check in by 8 AM for the weekly 8:30 AM Shotgun. With the colder weather, call the frost line to check for delays, 825-0322.

Tipster Article Writers’ Class Do you write a monthly Tipster article for your Club or Committee? If so, you are required to attend one training session. Class is scheduled for Monday, February 3, 9 AM Class at Welcome Center/Conference Room 3 To sign up for a class go to Hold your mouse over News & Info, scroll down to Events, click on the Tipster Writers’ Classes and select the class you want to take: fill out a class form.


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 Your Sun City Vistoso Foundation has been quite active in the past year. We supported the AFC (Aquatic & Fitness Center) renovation with a grant to provide the art work required by the Town of Oro Valley and then helped with furnishing the lobby area, buying cabinetry and other projects. The opening of the AFC in January added another dimension to the lives of our residents. Other clubs and organizations within Sun City Oro Valley also benefited: the Vistoso Bike Club Photo by Steve Taillie who helped the ICS Food Bank and the Wheels for Kids, the Sun City Singers, Emerge! and the new Tee Box markers for the golf course. It is always rewarding to be able to help some of the local schools in our area with worthwhile projects such as the Ironwood Ridge High School Veterans’ Project, the CDO International Baccalaureate program and the Sun City Oro Valley Rock and Roll Club to help the Youth on Their Own program. Other groups benefiting from grants include the Pima Council on Aging, Alzheimer’s Association and AARP. To help improve the quality of life here in Sun City Oro Valley, the Foundation also sponsors the Dispose-a-Med and Shred-It Days. The Foundation does work for all of us. Don’t forget that you can help with your donations.

Joe Bourne Entertained here in January Sun City Oro Valley Sponsored Entertainment

Café Specials February Special Dinners Coupons may not be used for this dinner.

Wednesday, February 5, 4:30-6:30 PM

Soup & Salad Night $6.99 pp

Your choice of soups: fresh vegetable, creamy tomato basil and chicken tortilla, served with unlimited tossed green salad and bread sticks. This does not include beverage or dessert. No reservations are required. A gratuity will not be added to your bill, so please tip your server accordingly. Wednesday, February 26, 4:30-6:30 PM

All-You-Can-Eat Pasta $8.99 pp

Pasta: Spaghetti and meatballs or hot sausage with marinara sauce, Linguini with white clam sauce served with Caesar salad and bread sticks. This does not include beverage or dessert. No reservations are required. A gratuity will not be added to your bill, so please tip your server accordingly. Friday, February 21, 4-6 PM, $5.99 pp

Happy Hour

Nibble on fresh bread with spinach artichoke dip, baked chicken wings, sweet and sour or BBQ meatballs, shrimp cocktail, fresh chips and salsa. Drink of the Month: Sunrise Screw Driver Martini $4 each

Happy Hour Friday, February 21, 4-6 PM, drink specials and tasty appetizers.

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 articles for full details. Sun City Singles, Golf, Sun., Feb. 2, The Views Golf Course Sun City Singles, Dinner, Thurs. Feb. 13, 5:30 PM, Activity Center/Navajo Kactus Kickers, Dance, Fri., Feb. 14, 6 PM, Auditorium Rock and Roll, Fundraiser YOTO, Sun., Feb 16, 2-5 PM, Activity Center Day Trippers, Wildhorse Casino Trip, Mon., Feb. 17, Free Villanellas, February Dance, Fri., Feb. 21, 6 PM, Social Hour, Auditorium Day Trippers, Chilhuly at Botanical Gardens, Wed., Feb. 26, Phoenix, AZ Sun City Singles, Happy Hour, Fri., Feb. 28, 5:30 PM, Activity Center/Navajo Dinner ‘N Show, South Pacific, Sat., Mar. 1, The Palms Theater. $78 Dinner ‘N Show, Michael Feinstein, Sun., Mar. 9, Centennial Hall $78 Dinner ‘N Show, Pippin, Sat., Mar. 22, Phoenix Theater $85 Rock and Roll, Dance Party, Sat., Mar. 22, 7-10 PM, Auditorium Day Trippers, Queen Creek Olive Mill & Basha’s Museum, Wed., Mar. 26, PX, AZ Friday, February 7, 1 PM, Auditorium

Club Fair

Photo by Steve Taillie


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Thinking of joining a club? Come to the annual Club Fair and meet club representatives from the clubs of SCOV.


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Sunday, February 9, 2 PM, Auditorium

Tucson Concert Band - Latin Flair

Don’t miss the Tucson Concert Band’s return performance to Sun City Oro Valley. This year the program will feature music influenced by Spain and with a Latin flair plus selections from the Broadway musical, Man of La Mancha, and Jose Padilla’s El Relecario. The band has approximately 70 members, all of whom enjoy performing for you. Doors open at 1:30 PM.

Tickets will be sold at the door.

Monday, February 10, 9 AM, Gift Shop

Monday Madness Sale

February’s Monday Madness is perfectly timed for Valentine’s Day. A gift for someone special could be waiting for you. The tables will be set up in front of the shop. Come and see how many bargains you can find. See you there. Tuesday, February 11, 10 AM Activity Center/Navajo

Tucson Museum of Art Talks

We have been trying for some time to get docent Diane Foray to present this program The Color Red. This will be Diane’s first time with us. Refreshments are served. Questions? Call Rudi Punzmann 825-2147. Please note: We are back to second Tuesdays and our old location at Activity Center/Navajo. Tuesday February 11, 3:30-5:30 PM, SCOV Café

one of her other three published novels, all available in our library. This latest novel is set during the American Revolution. Following a reading and short talk, the author will answer questions and sign books. Refreshments will be served. Wednesday, February 26, 1-3 PM, Activity Center/Navajo A Day in the Life of OVPD Chief Danny Sharp In another of our A Day in the Life series, Danny Sharp will tell us about a day of his life as Police Chief in Oro Valley. He will also tell us about his personal philosophy of Community Policing which is in place in our community. Council member Mary Snider will provide an update on the business of the Town of Oro Valley. Wednesday, February 26, 5-7 PM, Activity Center/Navajo

Meet and Greet Your Active Health Committee

Tell them which programs, activities, and events you liked in the past and which programs, activities, and events you would like to see planned for the future. BYOB. Thursday, February 27 and March 20, The Fountains Tour

Tour of Facilities and Lunch

The Fountains will send a bus for a tour of their facilities and lunch. Meet at the Café parking lot. The bus leaves promptly at 10:15 AM, and brings you back about 2 PM. Please call 7972001 to reserve. Seating is limited, so call ASAP. Friday, February 28, 9 AM, Auditorium

Health Fair

Menu: Shrimp scampi with rice pilaf. Dessert: white chocolate bread pudding with whisky sauce. Please sign up in person, with payment, at the Café.

Once again great information will be available to you in the Auditorium from 9 AM-Noon. This event is always well attended because of the variety of information available. Come and stroll around the many tables for free information and handouts. No charge for this event.

Friday, February 14, 1 PM, Auditorium

Friday, February 28, 7 PM, Auditorium

Dave’s Cooking Class - $30 pp – Limit 10

AZ State Museum

A presentation will be given about the local Hohokam tribe and this area of Arizona. There is no charge for this event. Tuesday, February 18, 10:30-11:30 AM Wednesday, February 19, 7:30-8:30 AM: Noon-1 PM Thursday, February 20, 7:30-8:30 AM: 10:30-11:30 AM

Cure for Cancer Chipping Challenge

Join fellow golfers at this fundraising event for the Cure for Cancer golf and tennis tournaments. Proceeds benefit the UofA Foundation/Arizona Cancer Center. All are welcome. Sunday, February 23, 7 PM, Auditorium

The Rave

The Rave recently performed at SaddleBrooke to great reviews from Sun City Oro Valley residents. We are happy to have them here to present their 60s music show. The Rave performs for many types of events in the Phoenix area. Gather some friends and have a table of fun. Cabaret seating, bring your own snacks and drinks. Doors open 6:30 PM, show 7 PM.

Tickets on sale at the Welcome Center, $18 pp

Gabriel Ayala Trio

Several years ago Gabriel Ayala appeared in SCOV. He is a Grammy-nominated Native American guitarist and is known nationwide. Relax in the Auditorium and hear Gabriel and his fellow performers. Doors open 6:30 PM performance 7 PM. Theater seating.

Tickets on sale at the Welcome Center, $15 pp

Friday, March 7, 7 PM, Auditorium


The auditorium is filled with fun and great steel drum music when Jovert is here. Everyone who attends this performance asks for them to return each year. The energy that comes from this show is amazing. Doors will open 6:30 PM, show 7 PM. Cabaret seating, bring your own snacks and drinks.

Tickets on sale starting Friday, February 7, Welcome Center, $12 pp

Saturday, March 8, 1 PM, Miniature Golf Course

Second Annual Mini-Golf Tournament

Read the weekly This Week in Sun City internet column and watch the bulletin boards for information on how to register for this fun and prize-filled event.

Tuesday, February 25, 1:30 PM, Auditorium

Friday, March 21, 1 PM, Auditorium

A local treasure, best-selling author Nancy E. Turner, will speak about her latest book, My Name Is Resolute, to be released this month. You may have read her first book, These Is My Words, chosen as the One Book Arizona in 2008, or

Lee Ryan, Ph.D., Associate Director and Associate Head, Department of Psychology, at the Evelyn F. McKnight Brain Institute, University of Arizona, will present an enlightening lecture.

Author Nancy Turner

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Feeding the Brain: Enhancing Cognitive Function Through Food


Sunday morning, March 23, Ventana Medical Parking Lot

The Arizona Distance Classic

Join us at the Arizona Distance Classic race to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. We are aiming for a large number of people to participate this year to show others in Oro Valley that we from Sun City Oro Valley really are active adults. Plan to walk the one mile Senior Walk. The $5 fee is for charity, which earns you t-shirt and we promise some fun along the way. Participate in any of the other races and receive a $5 deduction on the fee. Contact: Ruth Coleman, or Stan Shopa, to register. Friday, March 28 and Saturday, March 29, 7 PM, Auditorium

Make ‘Em Laugh

Join us for an evening of comedy and fun. These funny acts are performed by fun-lovin’ folks in our community. Proceeds to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project, $10 pp. Contact Carol Wyatt 395-1264, Saturday, March 29, 7 AM-Noon

Courtyard Yard Sale

More details in the March Tipster as to when you can purchase a table to be part of the sale, $20/table. Sunday, March 30, 2 PM, Auditorium

Tucson Symphony Brass Quintet

Classical music lovers will enjoy the music and convenience of this performance. We are pleased to have the TSO perform in our Auditorium. Theater Seating, no food or drinks. Doors open 1:30 PM, performance 2 PM.

Tickets on sale starting Monday, February 24 at the Welcome Center, $15 pp

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 917-8073. You could save the life of a loved one or friend by taking this class. We have new easy-to-operate machines. The next class is February 26. Sign up today.

Ballroom Dance Lessons

Al Burdi has offered to provide ballroom dance lessons to Villanella Dance ticket holders free of charge prior to our monthly dances from 6-6:30 PM. They will be held in the Dance Studio. Come and learn to waltz, cha cha, rumba, tango and whatever else Al has in store for you.

Institute of Learning in Retirement Samplers

Samplers are two-hour sessions each Thursday, 2 PM, Catalina Vista. No registration, no fee. Just come when the topic interests you. Classes during February are:

Feb. 6 Feb. 13 Feb. 20 Feb. 27

Ventana: Innovative Technology and Patents, Richard D. Schmidt, Patent Attorney The 2013 Supreme Court Term: Highlights, Michael Arrett, Attorney-at-Law The World Bank, Sherwin Koopmans Anger in the Arab World, Saad Allawi Parkinson’s Exercise Classes

Exercise classes are held every Monday and Thursday, 4-5:30 PM, Welcome Center/Conference Room 3. This class has helped many and is a great support to those with Parkinsons, $10/class or $50/month. You spouse or caretaker is welcome at every class. Call Ray Jerkins 520-219-3561.

Basic Photography

The Vistoso Photo Club is offering its annual course in basic photography. It is designed for novices as well as those in need of a refresher. There will be five sessions and a field trip on successive Fridays. The first class is on Friday, February 7, 2-4:30 PM, Catalina Vista/Photo Studio. To register and for information, call the instructor Rudi Punzmann 825-2147. Limited space, call now.

Photo Workshop

A classroom session entitled Night Images will be held Wednesday, February 19, 6:30 PM, Activity Center/Hohokam. Participants are invited to bring their cameras to learn low-light techniques. If the weather is suitable, we will shoot some photos on the adjacent patio. There is no charge and no prior registration required. For further details email or call 818-7880.

QiGong Healing Movement Class

The class is Fridays, 1:30-2:30 PM, has been moved to the new Aquatic & Fitness Center/Studio 1. 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. First class is free. Contact Joe 520-343-3523.

Class tickets are sold in packets of 4 for $35 or drop in $9 per class. Spanish Language Classes

Clay Club Orientation Class

Existing classes will continue in February. Advanced and Beginning Intermediate classes are set for Thursdays at 11 AM and 12:45 PM respectively. True beginners and other levels, please contact Carolyn Lerch

Folk Dance Club of SCOV

For Your Information

Class dates/times are determined when several people have signed up. The signup sheet is in the Artisan Center/ Clay Studio. Meets every Friday, 10-11:30 AM, Dance Studio. This newly chartered club invites you to come learn folk dances. No prior experience or partners required. For information call Harvey Gardener 308-5616 or email

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. Questions? Call 818-0877.

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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 Smart Driver Course

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ference Room 3. Pre-registration is required. Limited to 25 students. To register, call Coco Sullivan 917-8072. $15 for AARP members, $20 for non-AARP members. Newly designed for 2014, the Driver Safety class is renamed as Smart Driver Course. This classroom course for mature drivers brings new video and updated learning materials for your classroom enjoyment. Learn defensive driving techniques, new laws, how to adjust your driving habits to age-related changes in vision, hearing and reaction time. Many insurance companies provide a multi-year discount for completing this course (check with your insurance provider).

AARP Tax Assistance

Trained and experienced AARP tax counselors will provide free assistance for electronically-filed federal and Arizona state tax returns, by appointment only, Saturdays, February 1 through April 12, 9 AM-Noon, Welcome Center. Bring 2012 return; 2013 W-2’s; interest, dividend, broker and pension 1099’s; Social Security 1099’s; receipts and cancelled checks if itemizing deductions and any other pertinent tax information needed to prepare an accurate return. A Social Security card, photo ID and current checkbook must be presented. AARP tax preparation appointments can be made by calling Sandy Fritz 818-9683 or by stopping at the Welcome Center Saturdays starting February 1, 9:30-10:30 AM. Please do not call Association staff with tax questions.

American Red Cross Blood Drive Sun City Oro Valley’s next drive is Thursday, February 13, 8-11 AM, Auditorium. The American Red Cross is the nation’s largest blood collection organization, supplying approximately 40 percent of the blood and blood products used in our country. The gratification is instant. Please give blood and schedule an appointment by calling the Red Cross 1-800-448-3543 or by visiting

Cure for Cancer

This year’s Cure for Cancer Golf and Tennis tournaments will be hosted by The Views 9-Hole Women’s Golf Club. All proceeds benefit the UofA Foundation/Arizona Cancer Center. If you would like to make a nonparticipant donation to this very important cause, contact co-chairman Patti Thompson 825-8682. Make checks payable to UAF/Arizona Cancer Center.

Donate Your Old Cell and Smart Phones

The Sun City Oro Valley 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 8183178 for drop-off.

Quilt Registration for Quilt Show Sun City Quilters annual quilt show is coming in March. Quilt registration will be held in the Activity Center lobby, Monday, February 10 and Friday, February 14, 9 AM-Noon.

Western National Parks Association Reception

Sandra Day O’Connor, retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice, will be the featured guest at the second annual Western National Parks Association reception and dinner scheduled this year Saturday, March 15, 5:30 PM, at the Hilton El Con-

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quistador. This event is an opportunity to celebrate two of our greatest national treasures: the beauty and grandeur of our national parks and the pioneering spirit of an extraordinary woman who has served as a trailblazer for our state and our nation. Tickets are $125 pp and can be purchased on or calling 622-1999.

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.

The Sun City Singers wish to thank everyone who participated in our holiday concert food drive. We collected 289 pounds of food during our two concerts. Thanks go to the choir members who helped organize, donate, and distribute the food to the Catalina Community Services Food Bank. Sun City Singers Special Thank You by Paul Mercer Ever wonder how all the information in the Sun City Oro Valley phone directory is kept current? The ever-busy Carolyn Lerch handles all of the telephone directory updates for Sun City Oro Valley. Okay, so you may have already known that Carolyn does that. Did you know she supervises the distribution of the twothousand-plus books, that are hand delivered to all the SCOV homes each a year? Did you know that the resident listings are updated once a month? And did you know there were a total of 300+ changes in 2013? Did you know you can help Carolyn by updating your own listing on the SCOV site? You can find it in the Members Only section. Carolyn noted that the email addresses for our residents are also listed there as well. Carolyn is one of many volunteers that help keep our Association one of the best around. The next time you see her, give her a big thank you for her work.


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


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Aqua Tone

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

Co-Pres. Dave Dame 825-7430 Judy Bjorling 818-1296 15

Colored Pencil Co-Pres. Vanessa Edwards 825-1144 Peggy Webb 825-2731 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

An artist is defined as a person who consciously produces or arranges sounds, colors, forms, movements or other elements in a manner that affects the sense of beauty: specifically, the production of a beautiful item. Our studio is filled with just these types of folks. Come join us and become one of them yourself.

Oil Painting - Art Made Easy Merle Broadbent 818-0098 Mondays, 9 AM-Noon, Catalina Vista/Mt. Lemmon

Visit the Activity Center this month to view paintings by our group. See what a canvas, brushes and a few tubes of paint can produce. Merle will help you create a beautiful painting.

Open Studio Artists Carol Nagel 825-3097 Thursdays, 9 AM-2 PM, Catalina Vista/Art Studio

Come check us out on Thursday mornings. We welcome a variety of mediums, discuss art-related subjects and try to help each other. There is always room for one more.

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

Our club is in full swing now, and our members are creating new pieces. Our showcase is located just outside the Art Studio at Catalina Vista. Please come by and peruse the type of sculptures you too can make. Our experienced artists will teach and assist you in forming sculptures you will be proud of. Join us in our studio.

Watercolor Pres. John Ebert 818-1830 Sec. Rowena Hardinger, 825-0752 Treas. Ito McNully 825-6681 Tuesdays, 9 AM-4 PM, Catalina Vista/Art Studio

Artists’ Clubs are all preparing for the Art League’s Theme Show, Abstract Painting, to be exhibited in the Activity Center in March. Residents of Sun City Oro Valley often comment on the quality of work displayed during the theme shows. Renoir said, “I have a predilection for painting that lends joyousness to a wall.” His paintings continue to be popular over a century later. Arthritis Water

Pres. Dawn Simske 825-0907 Sec. Ruth Hofstetter 825-8990 Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 1:30 PM, Aquatic & Fitness Center/Pool

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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 February speaker is Megan Reiter from the UofA Astronomy Department. At our meeting she will be sharing with us The Secrets of How Massive Stars Are Formed. She has been using images from the Hubble Space Telescope and spectroscopy from the FIRE spectrograph on Magellan to study massive stars. During the meeting we will review the status of several proposed field trips to places like the UofA Mirror Lab, Kitt Peak and others as well as finalize plans for a Star Party/BBQ cookout in April. We welcome guests from Sun City Oro Valley and the surrounding community at any of our monthly meetings. Come and enjoy the distinguished guests and exciting lectures that we bring each month to the Activity Center that address topics that are both exciting, timely and reflective of the strong interest in astronomy throughout the entire Tucson community. 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. It is a great way to start each week. Visitors are 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 has started the year with Dale Mayer who will lead us in a study, Knowing Why You Believe by Paul Little. Please come join us.

Precept Women’s Bible Study Linda Miller 818-2716 Pat Gustin 825-7531 October-April, Wednesdays, 8:45 AM, Welcome Center/Conference3

We are a caring group of women of all faiths that study and pray together. 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 in the parking lot at Mountain View Plaza (Sun City Blvd. and Rancho Vistoso Blvd.). Check the club website for current month’s biking schedule. Tuesday morning is our WOW (Women on Wheels) ride around Oro Valley. Our mountain bike riders head out into the desert on Wednesday mornings. New riders are always welcome. Call Tom or


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Bonnie Bethea for ride details. The Sun City Vistoso Community Foundation awarded a $4,200 matching grant to ICS (Interfaith Community Services) as part of the 2013 Vistoso Cyclists Food Drive. The Vistoso Cyclists collected $22,779 in cash donations and food from its club members and Sun City Oro Valley community residents. Pictured is Steve Taillie, Foundation President, presenting a check to Tom Meyer, Vistoso Cyclists President, before the start of a morning bike ride. Both Steve and Tom congratulated the bike club members for their concern for the less fortunate through the club’s efforts to provide food for the hungry. Billiards

Don Weed 520-498-1171 Mondays-Fridays, Noon-4 PM, Catalina Vista/Billiards

Two tournaments were held in December. Jack Matthies won on December 1. On December 17, Terry Henrichs and Charlie Palacios tied for first, with Rick La Voy coming in second. Tournament dates will be Tuesday, February 4, and Sunday, February 16. The latter will include the monthly potluck. The Billiards Room has four tables in very good condition. Most tournaments have 16 players with rotating partners. We usually play 11 games from 1-4 PM. Come on down and grab a stick. We have over 40 members and you will be sure to find other players at your skill level. Bocce

Pres. Karl Dalla Rosa 825-1982 Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 2 PM, Bocce Courts

Plans are barreling ahead for our Pizza/Valentine Party. Don’t forget the date, Friday, February 14. I’ll be at the Bocce Court every Monday to collect dues and your fee for the party. Dues, $5 pp and the party is also $5 pp. Guests are also welcome, $8 pp. Tickets will be sold at the door. The weather has been very kind to us, so we’ve been having great turnouts at the Bocce Court and very good times. 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 February 7 and February 28. You must contact the group coordinator prior to 4 PM the day before the trip to assure your carpool space. Meet at the parking area behind We try to avoid wet feet at Catalina State Park.

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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 from SCOV. Check our website for updated information on future birding trips.

Fri., Feb. 7, 7:30 AM Santa Cruz River/Marana. Doug Higgins (630) 369 2896. $3 carpool. Thurs., Feb. 13, 6 AM Patagonia Lake State Park. Don Turner 825-8375. Bring lunch. $12 carpool. Wed., Feb. 19, 8 AM Catalina State Park. Max Haegele 818-9178. $2 carpool. Mon., Feb. 24, 6 AM Arivaca Cienega. Maggie & Roger Hinkle 818-9488. Bring money for lunch out. $12 carpool. Mon., Mar. 3, 6:30 AM Gilbert Water Ranch. Barbara Gates 825-7645. Bring lunch. $13 carpool. Book Clubs

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

Friedrich Nietzche was not afraid to challenge prevailing opinion and is further credited with the following quote: “The snake which cannot cast its skin has to die. As well the minds which are prevented from changing their opinions; they cease to be mind.” February 5 Jane Adair leads our discussion of his On the Advantage and Disadvantage of History for Life. In the words of Jane Addams, “True peace is not merely the absence of war, it is the presence of justice.” Her deeds mirrored her words as she worked to help the poor and make women the real equals of men. February 19 Judy Carlson leads our discussion of The Devil Baby at Hull House in which this social activist brings attention to issues involving gender, ethnicity and class. March 5 Judith Henkewick leads our discussion of The Man Who Could Work Miracles by H.G. Wells, one of the founders of modern science fiction.

SCOV Book Club Jane Fairchild 520-909-5069 First Monday, 1:30 PM, Catalina Vista/Pusch Ridge

At our February meeting we will discuss My Beloved World, by Justice Sonia Sotomayor. Justice Sotomayor looks back at her childhood living in drug-strewn Bronx apartment buildings in the 60s, with an alcoholic father who died when she was nine, a mother who was emotionally paralyzed by that death and herself a childhood diabetic forced to fend for herself. At our March meeting we will discuss Eleanor Roosevelt by Blanche Cook. Eleanor is portrayed as a woman who did not find herself until her mid-thirties and then was determined to live as she wanted. It is this hope and fortitude that Ms. Cook best captures. Refreshments will be provided. Guests and visitors are always welcome. Bowling - Pathfinders

Blake Napper 818-2718 Mondays, 9 AM, Fiesta Lanes (River and Oracle Rd.) 17


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

Annual dues $8 pp. Please be present at least ten minutes before scheduled playing time, as we may start a few minutes early. Bring exactly $1 pp for prize money each time you play. Proposed revisions of the Duplicate Bridge Club bylaws to clean up the language will be posted on the club’s Bulletin Board in the Activity Center. Voting will be during our regular afternoon bridge session on Friday, February 7. Also, to be voted on separately will be an amendment permitting (or not) membership in the club by any previous member no longer living in Sun City Oro Valley. A written proxy may be presented by any voting member to give an absentee member a vote. Residents may play twice before joining. Renters, with an Association renter’s card, are welcome to join. Guests of residents may play only twice a year. We are not an ACBL-sanctioned club and do not award master points.

Ladies Monday Social Bridge Pres: Marcia Polley 818-9073 Mondays, Noon, Catalina Vista/Mt. Kimball

Come one, come all, for a fun afternoon with a great group of personable women.

Ladies Wednesday Bridge Pres. Kay Jacobs 825-8525 Wednesdays, 12:25 PM, Activity Center/Navajo/Hohokam

Join us for bridge. Tallies are 50¢ (preferably 2 quarters) and annual dues $3 pp.

June Jaeger 818-9564

Marathon Bridge

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

We invite you to join our friendly group for a morning of bridge. Sign in before 8:15 AM for a flexible start time. Dues $6 pp annually and are due now.

Practice Bridge Pres. Joe Pheanis 818-9144 Sec./Treas. Louise Lines 825-6673 Mondays, Wednesdays, 1 PM, Desert Oasis/Ocotillo Tuesday Night Partners Bridge Pres. Rita Quin 825-3885 VP, Buzz Dolsberry 825-8090 Treas. Jerry Cohn 818-2151 Sec. Rowena Hardinger 825-0752 Tuesdays, 6:30 PM, Activity Center/Navajo/Hohokam

Bring a partner and come by 6:20 PM for a delightful game of social bridge. The $1 entry is divided among the highest score winners. The couples who bid and make Grand Slams are awarded $10, but we have not had many awarded lately. Perhaps you and your partner will be the lucky ones this month. We look forward to meeting new couples to join the group.


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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

Thank you all for your cooperation in the changing of the month for collecting our dues. It will really help us out as so many of you aren’t here in the month of July. We really never got around to discussing new officers for this year, so I guess you’re still stuck with us. We will be asking for your help from time to time, as sometimes one of us just can’t be there. On rare occasions all of us might be unavailable, so we really do appreciate your help. It’s nothing but a pleasure working with such a great group. Ceramic

Pres. Jane Habbershaw 825-2635 Mondays-Wednesdays, Noon-3 PM; Tuesdays and Fridays, 9 AM-Noon Artisan Center/Ceramics

February is the month of the Valentine. Come and see what you can do to create a touching and personal gift for a loved one. Ceramics has amazing medias with which to express yourself. On Tuesday, February 4, the club will be attending a horse hair class. That is one of the many mediums which I spoke about. Until you come see, you will not know what you can do. This is not your mother’s ceramics. There are new and exciting elements with which to work. We hope to see you soon. Clay

Pres. Bob Arms 520-395-1697 First Thursday, 1 PM, Artisan Center/Pottery

Think all meetings are dull? Not ours. Business is done quickly to get to Show and Tell. Members share pieces that have been particularly successful or that have taught them something. This is a real bonus to both long-term and beginning potters. 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. Annual dues $15 pp and payable now. Please complete all information on the membership form and include with your check made out to the Clay Club. 2014 Officers: Pres., Bob Arms; VP, Joan Kelley; Sec., Teri Petty; Treas., Maria Gagnon. The listing of new committees is posted in the Clay Studio with the minutes of the last meeting. Mark your calendar. The annual Show and Tell Luncheon with the SaddleBrooke Clay Club will be held Wednesday, April 2, 11 AM-2 PM. Our club will be hosting this year. Watch for further details in the Clay Studio. Cribbage

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

Our December 5 tournament winners were: first place, Norlaine Sproul; second place, Lee Gilgore and third place, Bob Hines. Our next tournament will be March 6.


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Vistoso Computer Society (VCS)

Membership: David Johnson 825-6994 General Meetings: Second Monday, 1 PM, Auditorium Help Sessions: Second and Fourth Tuesdays, First and Third Wednesdays, 1-3 PM, Welcome Center/Computer Learning Center Classes: Check Club’s website, Listservs (PC & Mac) or attend month ly general meetings Guest speaker for our general meeting, February 10, is Merlin Benningfield from FastRhino. His topic is Script-Blocking: The Key to Defensive Browsing. Just like driving a car, you need to avoid having accidents on the internet. Defensive browsing is much more than just watching where you click. If you’re browsing the internet without a script blocker, you’re placing yourself in harm’s way. You need to know a few basic fundamentals and you need the right tools to help protect your computer from being attacked by a growing number of pervasive web threats. This presentation discusses defensive browsing techniques and various script-blocking tools. We will be serving Valentine’s Day cake and beverages. Door prizes.

February Class Schedule

Class Name Date(s) Time Files and Folders in Windows 7 for PC Users 3 Sessions Wed., Feb. 5, 12 & 19 10 AM-Noon Sue Lane

Photoshop Elements for PC and Mac Users 4 Sessions Thurs., Feb. 6, 13, 20 & 27 10 AM-Noon Brian O’Neill

Facebook for PC and Mac Users 4 Sessions Limit 10 Fri., & Mon. Feb. 7, 17, 21 & 24 10 AM-Noon Del Salvaterra

Make a Photo Book with Shutterfly for PC and Mac Users 1 Session Limit 10 Sat., Feb. 8 10 AM-Noon Dave Johnson

Using Internet Machine Embroidery Designs & Software 1 Sessions Wed., Feb. 12 1-3PM Sharon Larsen

iPad Users Group for iPad Users 1 Session Limit 15 Fri., Feb. 14 10 AM-Noon 1 Session Limit 15 Fri., Feb. 28 10 AM-Noon Sonny Kaye

iPhone User Tips for iPhone Users 1 Session Limit 12 Thurs., Feb. 13 1 Session Limit 12 Thurs., Feb. 27

1-3 PM 1-3 PM

Windows 7 for PC Users 3 Sessions Mon., Feb. 17, 24 & March 3

1-3 PM

Peg Bushong

Karen Hasselbach

1-3 PM 10-Noon

Help Sessions for PC & Mac Users 4 Sessions Wed., Feb. 5 & 19 Tues., Feb. 11 & 25

1-3 PM 1-3 PM

To be added to the PC or MacListServ, click on ListServ on the VCS web page.

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Dance Groups Ballroom - Vistoso Villanellas

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

Our February dance will be held February 21. We’ll dance to the music of the Thorsounds from 6:30-9:30 PM. 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. Everyone is welcome. Maybe you would like to bring a friend or another couple. Al Burdi has offered to provide dance lessons to ticket holders prior to the dance from 6-6:30 PM. Lessons will be held in the Dance Studio at no charge. Come and learn to waltz.

Tickets $15 pp members, $20 pp nonmembers. Tickets sales in the Activity Center, Tuesday and Wednesday, February 11 and 12, 8:30-10 AM Dancin’ Dynamos

Pres. Patsy Pulley 825-6694 Sec./Treas. Del Salvaterra 520-834-5146 Come see your friends and neighbors as you’ve never seen them before. Check out activities that probably aren’t listed in the Tipster. Oh, yeah, it’s gonna be a fun night for sure.

Tickets for reserved seats on sale Monday-Friday, March 10-14, 9 AM-Noon, Activity Center/Lobby, $10 pp. Look for the flyer in the March Tipster.

Net proceeds donated to The Wounded Warrior Project.

Android Smart Phone User Tips 1 Session Limit 10 Thurs., Feb. 20 1 Session Limit 10 Tues., Feb. 25

Karen Hasselbach

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 at the Welcome Center/Computer Learning 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 (January 1-December 31) are $10/ household. Checks, not cash, will be accepted at the meetings or sent to Dave Johnson, 2427 E. Nasturtium St., along with the application form available outside the Computer Learning Center. Recycle used ink cartridges in the bin provided just outside this room.

Hula - Aloha Hula Sisters Del Salvaterra 520-834-5146 Class Tuesdays, 1-3 PM, Dance Studio Practice Thursdays, 2:45-3:45 PM, Dance Studio Come and dance with us. Basic Hula at 1 PM, Continuing Hula at 2 PM. Learn to dance the beautiful and graceful dances of Hawaii. Learn kahiko (ancient) and ‘auna (contemporary/modern) styles of hula dancing. Dance steps are not strenuous, but you get a good workout. Try it for one week before joining the club. Classes are free.


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

This tap class is geared to all levels of dancers. Come, have fun, doing tapercize combinations. Music, fun, balance, coordination. Folk Dance Club of SCOV

Contact Harvey Gardner 308-5616 Fridays 10-11:30 AM, AFC Studio 2, Email Harvey to confirm location.

The new Folk Dance Club of Sun City Oro Valley offers instructions for every dance each sessions. No prior experience or partners required, but experienced dancers are welcome. Most dances are easy to learn, done in a circle holding hands and seldom require twirling. If you haven’t yet seen our club’s dancers in action, Search Google SCOV Folk Dancers Youtube and see what you too can learn to do. Rock ‘N Roll

Pres. Earl Cohen 818-2582 Dances in the Auditorium

All Sun City Oro Valley residents are invited to the Rock and Roll Club Member Appreciation and Fundraiser to benefit YOTO (Youth on Their Own), a local non-profit organization supporting the high school graduation and continued success of homeless youth. Join us on Sunday, February 16, 2-5 PM, Happy New Year from Activity Center. Doors open at 1:30 PM. the Rock ‘N Roll Club. There will be a presentation by a graduate of the YOTO program. Beverages, nibbles, dessert and coffee will be provided. Raffle tickets will be sold for $5 each or 5/$20. Cash, checks or credit cards will be accepted.

Tickets are required for this event. Member tickets are free. A $10 donation to YOTO is requested from non-members. Still need a ticket? Call Kris Cohen at 818-2582.

Are you ready for our next dance party on Saturday night, March 22, The Senior Prom? Watch your emails, Tipster and bulletin boards for more details.

Sunliners Line Dancing

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

Announcement: Both practices cancelled Thus., Feb. 27 Dances Open Line Dance Fri., Feb. 7, 6:30-8:30 PM Dance Party Sat., Feb. 8, 5:30-9 PM Classes: Intermediate Sat., 9-10 AM Continuing Beginner Sat., 10:15-11:15 AM Practices: Intermediate Sun., 11 AM-12:30 PM, Dance Studio Intermediate Transitional Wed., 2-3 PM, Dance Studio Intermediate Thurs., 2:45-3:55 PM Continuing Beginner Thurs., 3:55-5 PM 20

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Square Dancing - Sundancers

Co-Pres. Roger and Jane Radomsky 520-531-1054 Caller Ron Markus Dances Wednesdays, 7 PM, Auditorium

2014 had a great start when we filled the hall for Ken Bower’s Guest-Caller dance. Weekly Wednesday dances continue from 7-8:30 PM. DVD dancing will follow from 8:30-9 PM. Club colors of black and white are worn on the first Wednesday. Refresher dances, an excellent opportunity for all club members to sharpen their skills, will be held Mondays, 3-4:30 PM. Round dance lessons will follow at 4:45 PM. Our last Guest Caller dance of the season on Saturday, March 1 will feature Mike Sikorsky. In addition to the regular evening dance, Mike will lead a Plus Workshop beginning at 2 PM. Rounds will begin at 6:30 PM with Ronnie and Bonnie Bonds cueing. The evening dance begins at 7 PM. Cost for the day-long event is $20/cpl. Cost of individual events is workshop, $8/cpl, evening dance, $15/cpl.

Western Dancing - Kactus Kickers

Pres. Del Salvaterra 520-834-5146 Dances November-April, Second Friday, Auditorium The community is invited to a great night of dancing and socializing, February 14. Celebrate Valentine’s day, Love Me Tender, a cowboy rendition and maybe a few yahoo’s and a go get’em thrown in. Doors open 6 PM. Dance 6:30-9:30 PM to the popular Beau Renfro and the Clear Country Band, a dance band for everyone. Light grub, deserts, sodas and mixers provided. BYOB. Polish up your boots and bolos and hurry to get your tickets.

Members $15 pp, Nonmember $20 pp Ticket sales 9-11 AM, Activity Center/Kachina Lounge Monday, February 3; Thursday, February 6; Monday, February 10 Ticket contact: Hal and Sharon Hufford 825-8464.

Registration for the country western dance classes was a huge success. The class members are having a fantastic time learning and dancing the two-step, waltz and cha-cha. Mark your calendar for our next month’s dance, March 14. Check the club’s website for details. Sun City Oro Valley Democratic Club

James Williams, 818-2226,

Join us for a speaker and refreshments at our monthly meeting on Saturday, February 8, 1 PM, Activity Center/Navajo. Day Trippers

Chair Jack Gallagher 825-4650 Membership Roy & Barb Riley 818-9939 Second Friday, 9 AM, Activity Center/Navajo Wed., Feb. 26 Chilhuly at Botanical Gardens, Phoenix, AZ. Bus leaves at 9:00 AM. Cost $40 pp includes bus, admission to Botanical Gardens, tips. Lunch on your own. Julie Balogh 818-1046. Wed., Mar. 26 Queen Creek Olive Mill & Basha’s Museum, Phoenix, AZ. Bus


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leaves at 8:30 AM. Cost $43 pp includes bus, tips, tour of Olive Grove, lunch in the Grove, and Basha’s Museum. Helen Bronkhorst 825-0201. Thurs., Apr. 10 Musical Instrument Museum, Phoenix, AZ. Bus leaves at 9 AM. Cost $47 pp includes bus, tips, tour, and special Women Who Rock exhibit. Lunch on your own. Wendy Baumann 818-0174. Be sure to bring your check book to the meetings as we need deposits or full payments when you sign up for a trip. 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 come to shows for an additional $3 service fee.

Fri. Feb. 14

Come join us. We love new members, men and women. Your get-acquainted class is free. Annual dues $3 pp. Tickets are $30 for 12 classes. Euchre

Jack and Barb Matthies 825-4891 (October-May) Jack and Maria Welch 520-395-1205 (May-October) Mondays, meet 5:45 PM, play 6 PM, Catalina Vista/Mt. Lemmon

Don’t watch TV every night; come play euchre, a fastmoving 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 February 4 meeting, we will have a presentation by Robert G. Kahl, CFA, CPA, MBA, a registered investment advisor of Dynamic Wealth Advisors. On February 18 we’ll show a video from John Mauldin’s new series on Transformational Technologies: Science Saves the Future.

The Annual Dinner at the Café, 5 PM. Magician Norm Marini, door prizes, etc. $20, members only. Frank Krivitz 825-7689. Sat. Mar. 1 South Pacific, Palms Theater, Mesa. Dinner, bus and show $78. Bus leaves 9:45 AM. Rachel Quigley 825-4034. Sun. Mar. 9 Michael Feinstein, Centennial Hall. Bus and show $78. Ginny Kewin 825-9370. Sat. Mar. 22 Pippin, Phoenix Theater. Bus, show and dinner $85. Kathy Garver 344-9725. 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 January and March, Third Thursday, 2 PM, Activity Center/Hohokam Different Drummers Women’s Circle

Leader Bobi Borenstein, 825-8856 Co-Leader Zona Boss 520-638-6644 Saturdays, 1:30-3 PM, Catalina Vista/Mt. Lemmon Relieve your frustrations and meet new friends all while drumming at our circle. You just might have fun. Visit the Different Drummers Women’s Circle to see for yourself. Bring your African or Native American drum, your empty pot, or try one of ours. Don’t forget to be there for the rumble. Energetic Exercise

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

You’ll love the way you feel after a good, healthy workout with the friendly folks who gather for Energetic Exercise. Professional instructor Sally Martinez has been leading these classes for over 19 years. She is much-loved and respected for the fun and helpful variety of ways she gets us moving. A combination of aerobic/cardio, weight workouts and stretch moves gives us greater strength, endurance, balance and flexibility, all qualities we need to do all the other activities we love.

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Vistoso Native American Flute Circle

Pres. Fred Draper 520-405-4090 Membership Ed Pendrys 825-7151 October-May, First Sunday, 2-3:30 PM, Catalina Vista/Mt. Lemmon

Our club offers the opportunity to learn and play Native American Flute. There are five basic notes, and you do not need to know how to read music. Playing a musical instrument is one way to keep your mind alert. Please note our club hours have changed and we will now be meeting from 2-3:30 PM. Scott August will be in concert in Green Valley, Saturday, February 8, 6-8 PM, Flute Workshop 2:30-4 PM. Contact for tickets, or 520-207-0889. “The meaning of my music is encoded in the universal language of rhythm, and is reflected back to me in the wonderfilled words of lucid listeners.” Guillaume Henri Garden Club

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

Our February speaker is Liz Zarovy from Home Depot talking about herbs that grow well here. On Tuesday, February 25, we’ll meet at 9:30 AM behind the Library for our tour to Mesquite Valley Growers. You may bring a sack lunch or prepay and order a box lunch from Baggins. Choose either ½ sandwich of turkey or chicken plus one side and a chocolate chip cookie for $8.40. Contact Deanna Haselwander at or 825-5291 for further details. Sign up at our February meeting Gardening Tip: Annual herbs that will do well in winter here include parsley, cilantro, dill, anise, caraway, cumin, rosemary and garlic chives. We need to keep up with weeds now so they don’t spread.


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Leutenberg and far too many other people to mention here. We’ve had a variety of programs so far and we have more coming up:

Pres. Darwin Thornton 638-7024 Ancestral Research Barbara Krecklow 825-4695 October-May, Second Tuesday, 1 PM, Activity Center/Navajo Havurah Brunch Sun., Feb. 2 , 10:30 AM, Auditorium. Diane Bart-Kalpin will speak on her 17 years of volunteering with the Inter David Fryxell, a familiar speaker at Sun City Vistoso Ge national Red Cross. nealogical Society, returns again this month speaking on the Women’s Brown-Bag Lunch popular topic of military records. David is the founder, edi Wed., Feb. 5, Noon, Catalina Vista/ Pusch Ridge. Call tor and columnist for Family Tree Magazine, a national maga Norma Brewster 760-1225. zine hailed as the nation’s best. Always informative and lucid General meeting Mon., Feb. 17, 7 PM, Catalina Vista. Speaker: Andy Rosen, on his subject matter, we invite everyone to attend. We want all members to utilize our computer lab with Co-Founder of the Southern Arizona Jewish Genealogy the various software available. This is a gentle reminder that Society. 2014 dues are now in arrears. You can place your check, Brunch Sun., Mar. 2, 10:30 AM, Auditorium. Harvey Gardner will $20 pp or $30 family, in the drawer for Treasurer Shirley be teaching us folk dancing. Dubansky located in the club room.

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

Pres. Warren Cuthbert 818-1282 Membership Don Nolan 825-5570 October-May, Second Wednesdays, 2 PM, Activity Center/Hohokam

At our meeting the guest speaker, Louis Fidel, a local attorney, will speak about self defense issues. We are trying to arrange for Sandra Froman, local attorney and past president of the National Rifle Association, to speak at the March 12 meeting. She would speak on issues related to the Second Amendment and firearms policy. 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 be a member, own a gun or have any experience with firearms to attend meetings. We especially invite women, who are interested in learning about firearms safety and self-protection to attend.

Remember, wear name tags and bring non-perishable food items for Catalina Community Services to meetings and social events. Hiking

David Fraser 414-732-4141

On New Year’s Eve the Hiking Club held its 13th Annual Celebratory Hike. Two groups of hikers converged in Alamo Canyon at Dove Mountain. There they enjoyed beautiful Indian flute music that was provided by fellow hikers, Frances and Dennis Everson. Afterward, we all shared a delicious pot luck and yummy culinary treat that was cooked up by a committee chaired by Mike and Kathy Moyer, who have been doing this for many years. And then came the hard part... What did the hikers know about our country’s national monuments? Needless to say, we all learned a thing or two and had a delightful time doing so.

Hand and Foot

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

You are invited to come and play Hand and Foot with us. If you have never played, it is very easy to learn and we will be happy to teach you. Only things you need are 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 before you join. Annual dues $5 pp. Havurah

Co-Pres. Yetta and Norman Dritch 825-0335 Corresponding Sec. Lorie Behrmann 395-1812

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This picture shows the plaque that the Hiking Club will erect on the clock tower. It identifies landmarks in the Catalina Mountains and will be put in place in early February for all to enjoy. Horseshoes

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

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ILR - Institute of Learning in Retirement

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

The Winter/Spring 2014 semester began last month with 15 classes offered, which range in length from three to 12 weeks. In addition, each Thursday for 10 weeks, a Sampler, which doesn’t require registration or a fee, will be presented for anyone who would like to attend. (See Workshops and Classes in this issue for more details.) If you have never registered for ILR classes, but would like to know a bit more about what the club does, pick up a copy of the current course descriptions at the ILR LIbrary in Catalina Vista, the Sun City Library lounge (at the end of the magazine rack) or the website listed above. The Curriculum Committee is in the midst of planning for Fall 2014. If you have an idea for a class, or have a neighbor or friend you believe could teach a particular subject, please contact us. We try to assemble an agenda that will appeal to a broad sector of the community, but each individual class may be attractive to only a relatively small group. Don’t stay away because you didn’t attend college or like school; you may be surprised at what your senior mind welcomes. 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 look forward to playing Mah Jongg with you. Dues $5 pp cash, but you can play free for the first few times. The second week of February will be our in-house tournament. Enter for $1 at the time of play. Please bring exact change. You may play even if you chose not to participate in the tournament. Congratulations to our December winners: first place, Daisy Stein and second place, Barbara Armes. Mexican Train Dominoes

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


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

At our recent meeting, club president, Fred Faust, presented his model of the T-34 and told of his flying experiences in this plane with over 150 hours. He also presented models of the A-7D which was used in Vietnam and at the time of the Iran hostage crises. The F-16 replaced the A-7 at the 162nd National Guard Fighter Group at Davis Monthan where Fred was involved at the time. All Sun City Oro Valley residents are welcome at our monthly meetings. We welcome new members, both historians and model builders. 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 818-3279 Third Wednesday, 3-4:30 PM, Catalina Vista

Our mission: To discuss, share and provide natural approaches to health and wellness. Dues for 2014 $3 pp. First meeting free. February 19, Alaine Shrewsbury of Alaine’s Green Heart Bakery, who opened the first vegan, whole-grain, wheat-free, no refined sugar, no added fat bakery in Los Angeles in 1993, will demonstrate banana chocolate chip muffins (gluten-free, no refined sugar, no added fat or salt), and also Alfredo sauce. She will explain why and how she uses all-healthy ingredients and where to purchase them. After following a green conscious lifestyle for 25 years, she is a living example of the benefits, and will share tips for making easy changes. $2 pp to cover cost of food. We will host a monthly plant-based potluck (vegan and gluten free). Please contact Cathy Hartrich, to RSVP. Date and location to be determined. We continue to sponsor Qigong Healing Movement Class by Joe Pinella, Fridays, 1:30-2:30 PM, AFC/Studio 1. 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.

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

Pre-emergence Weed Spraying Spraying will occur on common areas the first week of February. Do not let your pets walk in the sprayed areas if it has just been sprayed and is still wet.

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Help Collate the Tipster Once a month residents are needed to insert flyers in 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.


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Pres. Dave Henderson 465-0650 Mary Ayers 638-7916 Second and Fourth Wednesdays, 6:30 PM, Catalina Mondays, 3 PM, Thursdays, 1:30 PM, Dance Studio Vista People are always asking, “Is Pilates good exercise for se-

Winners at the December silhouette competition were Steve Alverdes, Ed Burke, Brenda Ericsson, Laura Hackenbrock, Bob Jennette, Rose Julian, Joan Kelley, Milo Loeffler, Pat Mulligan, Phoebe Olmsted and Rich Schlesinger. Meetings are held twice a month. We are a social club hosting interesting guest speakers, holding friendly photo competitions monthly for all skill levels and offering educational courses. Enjoy viewing the club’s photo gallery of last year’s digital-competition submis- Sculpture photo by sions on our website. We welcome guests at Brenda Ericsson. all meetings, so please come and join us for an enjoyable evening.

niors?” The answer is definitely, “Yes.” Group mat classes with professional 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. Joseph Pilates, the founder, practiced well into his eighties. Give our classes a try or just come by and watch. Cost $8/class with annual club dues of $20 pp. Contact Mary for details.

Fri., Feb. 7, 2-4:30 PM Basic Photography Course, Photo Studio at Catalina Vista, for registration call Rudi Punzmann 825-2147, limited space Wed.,Feb. 12, 6:30 PM Member Phoebe Olmsted will conduct the program meet ing The Rest of the Story and favorite gadgets. Wed., Feb. 26, 6:30 PM Competition meeting (Abstract) with judge Vicky Stromlee a famed photographer of nature,

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.

Photo Workshop

David Smoler 818-7880 Third Wednesday, 6:30 PM, Activity Center/Hohokam

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. February 19, Night Images: There are many interesting and exciting images we can capture in the dark or very low light. This month we will explore low-light techniques, sky objects, silhouettes and painting with light. Many of the techniques can be demonstrated in the classroom, so bring your camera and tripod. If the weather cooperates, we’ll also take some pictures on the adjacent patio. Reminders and additional details are sent to those on our email list. If not on the list, please email david.of.oro@gmail. com. There is no charge for any session. You may show up without prior notification if desired. Pickleball

Pres. and Training Judy Cornelius 818-6610 Treas. Lyn Mason 717-512-4261

Stop by the Club Fair Friday, February 7, 1-3 PM, Auditorium to find out more about Pickleball and sign up for a free lesson. You can also call our trainer, Judy Cornelius, 818-6610, to sign up for lessons. Pickleball hours of play for members are posted at the courts. Non members can now call the Fitness Center two days in advance to reserve open court times and also borrow paddles and balls. Please remember to use the sign-in sheets at the courts every time you play.


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

Poets Corner

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

A newcomer to the Poets Corner has captured the essence of the group and his feelings about participating. Ted Dare’s poem begins with this description: “souls bared, bare souls/educated consideration/offered without rancor/an atmosphere of exploring” and ends with “somehow slipped unnoticed/into a grad school tutorial/overwhelmed with juicy free flow/wanting more.” We are always glad to welcome new members and will be accepting all comers in February since the facilitated workshop planned has unavoidably been cancelled. Some volunteer tutorials have been suggested as a substitute and should serve to give us new ideas, directions, insight and impetus to stretch our poetic parameters. We will not meet February 17 because the Welcome Center will be closed. Poker

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

Playing poker with your neighbors can be most enjoyable. We play high only, five draw, five stud, seven stud, Omaha, Texas Hold’em and iron cross (criss cross). No dues. Bring your own refreshments. The dealer will ante cards for all players, which gives him control of the game. The cards speak for themselves. Absolute requirements are to leave politics and religion at the front door and come with the intention of having three hours of enjoyable, no-hassle, understandable poker.

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


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RV Club - Sundowners

Prepare & Share Dining

Elizabeth Houle-Nelson and Dennis Nelson 520-400-3065 Member information, Dennis Kraft 612-799-4047 Seph Reese 520-825-2748 October-May, Second Mondays, 9 AM, Catalina Vista/Mt. Kimball Meetings in members’ homes at various times Men’s Choice is the theme for February. We will have fun with that theme as we gather in member’s homes. Our Spring Prepare and Share Luncheon will be held at The Gallery at Dove Mountain, Thursday, February 27 at 11:30 AM. The price, including beverage (tea, coffee), entree, dessert, tax and tip is $20 pp. Three entree choices (one salad, two sandwich possibilities with sides) will be available. Your payment, made out to Prepare and Share Dinner Club, should be sent to Jim Stoetzel, 14180 N. Dawn Ridge Way. Join us for a delicious lunch in a lovely setting with no preparation required. Pro Freedom

Jim Huffer 825-8743 September-May, Second and Fourth Wednesdays, 11 AM, Catalina Vista/Mt. Lemmon For our February 12 and 26 meetings, we’ll explore, with videos, the threats to our freedom and national sovereignty. On February 12, United We Fall is a documentary about the North American Union that is being developed now between Canada, the United States, and Mexico. Then on February 26, Camp FEMA is about domestic terrorists. Sun City Vistoso Quilters

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

February is a very busy month for the quilters,especially with the upcoming quilt show next month. At the February 11 meeting, Janet Pugh will give a demonstration thread play, a technique she uses to highlight trees and other features. On February 25, Jeanette Smith will demonstrate making all-occasion wreaths using styrofoam and folded fabrics. Our annual quilt show is coming Saturday and Sunday, March 8 and 9. Watch next months Tipster for further information. Racquetball

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

With any luck and by the time this article appears, our players will have shaved some sole off their old court shoes. Yes, we finally have our court back in the confines of our new Fitness Center. We’ve been chompin’ at the bit to get back to playing the sport we love. We encourage all new and newly-charged residents, with an interest in playing racquetball, to call our president and determine how you can best fit in. Beginners may arrange to have lessons taught by our expert members. Come see how this fast, challenging sport can be part of your exercise regime.

The January Sundowners meeting featured club members sharing information about RV Gadgets and Gizmos for Comfort and Safety, modifications and upgrades made to enhance the livability of their rigs. More than 50 Sundowners traveled to Lake Havasu City in mid-January to enjoy an up-close-and-personal experience with hot air balloons during the 2014 Havasu Balloon Festival. Several RVs continued on to southern California for a few days in Palm Springs and one of the final performances of the famed Follies. A representative of Lance’s RV will speak at the February meeting about RV maintenance and storage. Come with questions. The club’s annual Valentine Luncheon will be held at the Metropolitan Grill, February 10, following the general meeting. Contact Ada Shopa for details and to make a reservation. Mark your calendars for the annual potluck and campout April 14, Catalina State Park. Republican Club

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

The speaker for the February 18 Republican Club meeting will be Jeff Utsch. Some background information on Jeff: Non-Profit Development Coordinator for Compact with America; one of the founding members of States United Balanced Budget Initiative, Arizona; and former Director and Ambassador for the Navy Seal Foundation. Jeff is very knowledgeable regarding the founding fathers, and the Constitution. The topic of his presentation will be; the Constitution and the solutions our founding fathers would likely use today. Please plan to attend this timely presentation and, as always, guests and non-members are welcome. St. Philip’s Support Group

Kirk Kuykendall 825-1693 Scrabble

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

The Scrabble Club welcomes new members. We invite you to join us whether you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced player. The Off icial Scrabble Player’s Dictionary is our spell-check dictionary. We have several on hand as well as Scrabble sets. Call Bill Wallace or Corinne Kulick 825-7673.

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. Sun City Oro Valley visitors welcome.

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The Ultimate Neighborhood Watch Keep our neighborhood safe. Join the Posse Call John Njaa 825-5486 27

Seniors for Kids

Jean Sax 818-2410 First Thursday, 8 AM, Desert Oasis/Saguaro

Do you shop at Fry’s? If you do, there is a very simple and painless way for you to support Seniors for Kids and our mission to provide necessary supplies and toys to children in need. Simply link your Fry’s V.I.P. card to Fry’s Community Rewards Program online at www.FrysCommunityRewards. com. Follow the directions, entering the NPO number 80165 under Find Your Organization. Every time you purchase an item at Fry’s, Seniors for Kids will receive a donation from Fry’s. You will see on the bottom of your cash register receipt that you have chosen Seniors for Kids for this contribution. SFK’s other major fundraiser is at the Courtyard Sale which will be Saturday, March 29. We are in need of team leaders for organizing the raffle and picking/storing fruit from community members. Call Dick Minch 262-547-5651 if you can help out in either of these areas. Sewing - Thimblelenas

Karen Hasselbach 360-0215 Mondays-Fridays, 9 AM-Noon and 1-4 PM, Artisan Center/Sewing

Need orientation to use the sewing machines? Training is Friday, February 21, 1 PM. Sign up at the message center in Sewing Room. Call Patty Phillips 591-6599 for questions. For Serger 101 Basic usage training and Serger 102 Threading training call Bobi, 825-8856. Thimblelenas has six groups of sewers: Sun City Vistoso Quilters, Machine Embroidery, Cheer Bears, Pet Beds, Seniors for Kids and Casa Amigas. Join Thimblelenas and participate in as many groups as you wish.

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

Do you have any gently-used sheets that we can use for quilt backs? At Christmas, we collected over 50 new pairs of tennis shoes for needy children, has been awhile since you have sewn? We will guide you with our tried-and-true techniques. Sew what projects 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 how a child’s face lights up with a brand new outfit or quilt, especially knowing this time it’s not a hand-me 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 Third Thursday, 1 PM, Artisan Center/Sewing On February 20,1 PM, Show and Tell opens the meeting, ideas are shared and problems solved. A flip-flop zippered purse sewn entirely on the embroidery machine will be demonstrated by Sue Lane. Training on the six-needle embroidery machine is given by Karin Frohlich 825-5278. A class, Using Internet Machine Embroidery Designs and Software, will be presented Wednesday, February 12, 1-3 PM, Welcome Center/Computer Learning Center. Registration is required for this class; email Sharon Larsen

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

Fido and Kitty say thank you from the bottom of their paws since they get to lie on soft pet beds at the Humane Society. It is an ongoing project to ask for washable fabrics and poly fiberfill for stuffing these beds. Would you like to help us out either with fabric or your time? No sewing is required. 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 825-8589 Shop Hours Mondays-Fridays, 9 AM-Noon; 1-4 PM; Friday, 1-4 PM Meeting First Monday, 3:30 PM, Artisan Center/Silversmith

We just held our second silversmithing class of the season. All the new students were eager to start on their own first projects. The students also had instructions in the Artisan Center/Lapidary. Our new sign-up sheet for the next class has already been posted. Get in and sign up now. Our annual meeting after the holiday party was well attended, starting with a happy hour and a beautiful meal by Joe in the Café; the steak was grade A #1, and the service was excellent. Sun City Singers

Secure Access Update Your membership cards are now needed to gain access into Catalina Vista, Desert Oasis and the Aquatic & Fitness Center. 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.


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Pres. Nancy Gilbertson 308-5096 Director Don Hess Rehearsals Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30 PM, Auditorium

Rehearsals for the April 1 and 4 Spring Concerts are underway. Mark your calendar now to attend one of these very popular concerts featuring great Pop and Broadway numbers. This all-volunteer choir loves music and commits to 12 weeks of rehearsals. Dues $10 pp; pay at rehearsals.


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Sun City Singles

Pres. Betty Verderese 825-7811; VP Marge Albright 825-1582 Sec. Polly Reinacker 818-2755; Treas. Jim Moore 825-2333 Dinner Meeting Second Thursday, Happy Hour last Friday

Singles golf will be on Sunday, February 9, on The Views Golf Course. For details and sign-up, see the Singles book in the Pro Shop. Chef Bruce will serve dinner February 13, 5:30 PM, Activity Center/Navajo. It features breast of chicken with artichokes, rice, vegetables and salad. The dessert is tiramisu. After dinner we will be entertained by the Desert Tones. Happy Hour is February 28, 5:30 PM, Activity Center/ Navajo. Please wear name tags for both events.

Tickets: $17 pp for dinner and $7 for Happy Hour Ticket sales, in the Activity Center/Kachina Lounge Thursday, February 6, 10 AM-Noon and Friday, February 7, 1-2 PM Happy Hour tickets, Tuesday, February 25, 10-11 AM Spanish Cultural Club

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

The speaker at our next meeting on February 24, will be Bill Holliday, Executive Director of the ProMex Group. Bill will speak about work by the ProMex Group to provide microloans to entrepreneurs in Sonora, Mexico. Bill founded this program in 2004 and has stated: “Our goal simply is to improve lives south of the border. The loans are a tool.” An article in the March 17, 2013, edition of the Arizona Daily Star featured four recipients of loans. Each of the recipients explained how much the micro-loans helped their families. Homes which were once constructed out of automobile parts, pallets or aluminum have been replaced with safer and warmer structures. Jim Benshoof arranged this program. Come early to our meeting and share snacks and beverages. Annual dues $10 pp. Stained/Fused Glass

Lei Brammel, 818-0017 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: Tuesdays-Sundays, 8 AM-5 PM, Artisan Center/Stained Glass

Please pay your 2014 club dues of $10. The locks will be changed and only current members will have access to our studio. Studio monitors can accept your check. A Beginning Lead Came Class will be offered Wednesday-Friday, February 19-21, 9 AM-Noon. The Studio will be closed during these times. Beginning Fused Glass Classes will be offered the second Wednesday and Thursday of each month, starting February 12-13, 9 AM-Noon. A sign up sheet is on the bulletin board. The studio will be open for limited use during these times and non-class members need to work quietly. Special thanks to Wye Mace, Juliet Williams, and to John Ragona and Nancy Hansen and others for conducting January’s fused and stained glass classes. The next club meeting is Wednesday, February 5, 1 PM. After club business, there will be a tips forum, so bring your glass working tips. These tips will be compiled and made available to members.

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Minnesota Club

We hope you have your tickets for our annual Minnesota dinner on Saturday, February 15. Minnesota State of My Heart will begin with a Social Hour 5:30 PM, Activity Center/ Kachina Lounge, followed by dinner at 6:30 PM, Auditorium, catered by Culinary Design. Marty Berk will entertain with his hilarious comedy show. We will wind up this year’s event with a committee meeting/ evaluation on Wednesday, February 19, 2 PM Desert Oasis/ Saguaro. All Minnesotans are invited to join us as we begin discussion of next year’s event. Chairs: Rose Mary and Tom Meyer, 612-791-1791.

Michigan Annual Party

The time of year for all us folks from the Wolverine state to gather and enjoy the fellowship is fast approaching, Sunday March 9, Noon, Auditorium. If you haven’t been to one of our parties, make a special effort to be at this one. Culinary Design is back this year, with special beverages and special tunes by the Canada del Oro Men’s Chorus.

Ticket sales Activity Center/Kachina Lounge, Tuesday and Wednesday, February 11, 12, 18 and 19, 9 AM-Noon Questions? Call Steve Toth 603-4880 or Barb Matthies 825-4891 New England Club Dinner

If you have ever lived in New England, we invite you to join us for our seventh annual get-together. Reserve the date, Saturday, February 22, 5:30-8 PM, Activity Center/Navajo for lively conversation, good food, door prizes and entertainment. Punch and socializing will begin at 5:30 PM with dinner at 6 PM. The delicious Italian dinner, prepared and served familystyle by Culinary Design Catering, will consist of Caesar salad, two kinds of lasagna, garlic bread, Italian cream puffs, and coffee or tea. BYOB.

Tickets sales: $20 pp, checks payable to Marjorie Gerdes Thursday, February 6, 9 AM-Noon, Activity Center/Kachina Lounge

Contact Wendy Baumann 818-0174 or Marjorie Gerdes 825-5750.

Wisconsin Party Everyone with ties to Wisconsin, including residents, newcomers, visitors, friends and family are invited to our party Saturday, March 15, 5 PM, Auditorium. The event is still a casual affair that includes a beverage bar, delicious American buffet, and entertainment. Volunteer, contact Phil Weinberg 818-3047.

Ticket sales: Tuesday, March 4, 10AM-1PM, Activity Center, $21 pp, checks only, payable to Wisconsin Club 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.


Senior Olympics Swim Team

Gordon Gillin 825-8261

Results of the Tucson January 30 Senior Olympic Swim Championship will appear in the March Tipster. Our next swim meet will be in Green Valley March 15. We were the small team champions last year; let’s do it again this year! We are planning for one last tune up swim clinic Friday, March 7, 2-4 PM, lanes one and two, stressing technique, starts, turns and training tips led by co-head coaches Joe Bolze, Dave Goodman and possibly assisted by Gordon Gillin, Greg Nelson, Corinna Goodman and Dana Goduto, a new swimmer. We still need Sun City Oro Valley swimmers, age 50 years plus, men and women, to add to our team at Green Valley in March. It isn’t to late to enter. The deadline is Some of our team celebrating our Green Valley victory February 18. Call last year in the Mohave room at the Desert Diamond Joe Bolze, 1-270- Casino. Come join our team and help us celebrate ! 1402, Dave Goodman 818-3024 or Gordon Gillin to sign up. Table Tennis

Co-Chairs Clive Probert 825-8719 Ursula Jarvis 825-8461 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 Peggy Lombard 825-4833, Gail Barr, 303-995-7485, Thursdays, 10-11:30 AM, Aquatic & Fitness Center/Studio 1 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, 8 AM-Noon Mixed Doubles Sundays, 1-3 PM, Ruby Fuhrmann 818-7828

Tennis lessons will start Wednesday and Friday, February 5 and 7 and February 12 and 14, 1-3 PM, $20 pp; sign-ups are at the courts and are open to all community residents. This covers four lessons.


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The Valentine’s Day mixed doubles will be February 16. Check times and sign up at the courts. Twenty-two teams participated in the 135 mixed doubles tournament which began January 6. Congratulations to all the participants and organizers; proceeds go to Casa Amigas. Thanks to the board for the Jazz Big Band Concert held at the end of January. New members of the community, guests and renters are welcome to join the tennis club at $7 pp. Theatrical - SRO (Standing Room Only)

Pres. Lynne Newbauer 818-3516 VP Marcy Simpson 395-0480

Bring your favorite beverage, sit back, relax and enjoy watching the talented people from the past and present in Sun City Oro Valley. Because their shows on our stage were so good they will be shown on DVD in the Activity Center/Kachina Lounge on the first and third Sunday of every month, 1 PM. Come and meet with your old friends while making some new ones. There is no better way to spend a Sunday afternoon. The new board began brainstorming ideas for our big 2015 show. Before we leave this season, we will have our show planned, finalized over the summer and be ready for auditions next fall. Travelogue

Jim Huffer 825-8743 September-May, Third Monday, 7 PM, Activity Center/Navajo For our February 17 meeting, Gordon McCall will continue his new video series: Bicycling the Wonders of Southeast Asia, Part III (b). While bicycling along the Mekong River and Delta, we focus our learning on Vietnam’s history: ethnicity, demographics, geography, social/political/economic life, and philosophical dimensions, i.e., the Asian Mind, especially the Vietnam War and postwar period. Ukulele - Sun City Strummers

Pres. Jean James 648-1118 Sec. Jackie Brown 825-2487 Kanikapila, Tuesdays, 10 AM-Noon, Desert Oasis/Ocotillo During this chilly winter month, we will attempt to bring the warmth of the tropics to our audiences with our ukulele music. In addition, our goals are to continue to practice, improve and hone our skills as performers. Our Ukulele University classes will bring new techniques and skills to our members so that we can share our discoveries and accomplishments. Our club has never been stronger or more focused. What a wonderful thing to share our love of music with each other and with our community. Happy Valentines’ Day to everyone from the Sun City Oro Valley Strummers.


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Unit Parties

Unit 11 Party

Are you ready to party? The Unit 11 annual pot-luck dinner will be Saturday, March 1, Catalina Vista, $5 pp; bring a salad, a side dish or a dessert. Flyers will be distributed to residents the second week of February. Come and bring your neighbors.

Unit 18A Party

Mark your calendar for the annual Unit 18A potluck dinner Saturday, March 29, 5:30-8 PM, Catalina Vista. Plan to bring a dish to share. A flyer with more details will be delivered in early March.

Unit 18 Annual Dinner

The Unit 18 annual dinner will be Wednesday, February 12 at The Café. Welcome hour 5 PM, dinner 6 PM. Mexican buffet cost is $22 pp. RSVP to Cary Roper 343-4937 or Jo Parker 8182348. Look forward to seeing old friends and meeting neighbors. Wallyball and Water Volleyball

Pres. Barbara Satterly 825-8965, (water volleyball rep) VP Terri Linssen 505-803-2673, Sec/Treas. Chris Baird 520-344-9170, (wallyball rep) Recreational Water Volleyball: Sundays and Thursdays, 1-3 PM, Desert Oasis/Pool Advanced Water Volleyball: TBD, 1-3 PM, Desert Oasis/Pool Wallyball: Tuesdays and Fridays, 1-3 PM, AFC/Racquetball Court

We have dubbed our cold weather players polar bears as we continue to play throughout these winter months, when the sun is shining. We are a supportive and encouraging group of players always welcoming new members. There is a possible change regarding Advanced Water Volleyball play day; call Barbara Satterly. Tuesday Wallyball has resumed in the racquetball court.


Pres. John Njaa 825-5486 Membership Lauren Strassburg 818-7793

In February, the woodshop will be open on a trial basis four evenings from 5:30-8:30 PM. The dates are February 3, 11, 19 and 27. This is an attempt to accommodate working residents and those who prefer to work in the evening. If attendance is good, another four evenings will be scheduled in March. See the January Tipster or our website for the schedule of the next shop safety and woodworking machine classes. In the operator’s manual of every machine in the woodshop, there is a statement stressing the importance of reading, understanding and following all safety and operating procedures. It’s great advice. If followed, operator safety and enjoyment is greatly enhanced and many costly repairs can be prevented. Operator manuals can be downloaded via the club’s website, and a copy is available in the shop. Monitors are another good source of safety and operating information. The next club meeting is Wednesday, March 19, 1:30 PM, Desert Oasis /Saguaro. Writers Club

Paul Mercer, 333- 3490, Second and Fourth Fridays. Location TBD

The Writers 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. You can write on an assigned topic or pick your own subject. If you are working on a novel or memoir, you are encouraged to bring a few pages to the meetings for review and encouragement. Yoga

Pres. Joleen Meyer 818-3580 cell 970-389-2680 Meeting spaces: see changes below September - May VP Lauren Thompson 520-306-9750, Mondays, 8:30-10 AM, Aquatic & Fitness Center/Studio 1 Second Wednesday, 3:30-5 PM, Catalina Vista/Mt. Lemmon Misty Churgovich from the Bank of the West will be the Tuesdays, 10:30 AM-Noon, Aquatic & Fitness Center/Studio 1 guest speaker on Wednesday, February 12. Ms. Churgovich Thursdays, 4-5:15 PM, Aquatic & Fitness Center/Studio 1 Women and Money

will give us tips on how to avoid identity theft. Following her presentation, we will be discussing current market conditions and sharing investment ideas. New members are always welcome.

February is the love month; consider attending a yoga class as an expression of care, nurturing and love. It’s a beautiful way to love yourself. When you nurture and challenge yourself through regular yoga practice your body becomes stronger and more flexible; your mind becomes focused Woodcarvers - Barkcarvers - Gourd and serene. You feel better on every level, plus you connect with the vitality and warmth of our Sun City Oro Valley Yoga Pres. Kaaren Drent 818-2343 Woodcarvers David Osoba 818-6629 Saturdays, 9 AM-Noon, community. Please check the master calendar to confirm class locaArtisan Center/Lapidary tions. Join us. Namaste.

Barkcarvers Ted Rydzewski 825-8624 Tuesdays 1- 3 PM; Thursdays, 9 AM-Noon, Artisan Center/Lapidary Gourd Art Kaaren Drent 818-2343 Monday 1-3 PM; Fridays, 9 AM-Noon, Artisan Center/ Lapidary

Recycling at its best, gourd artist, Fern Draper, is crafting scraps into art. The finished product will be featured next month.

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Call Kat at 917-8068 to get the details on being an annual pass holder. 31

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’s Support Group

Facilitator Ester Leutenberg 818-0016 First and Third Fridays, 2-3 PM, Catalina Vista/Art Studio Difficult Relationships -Adult Children & Grand Children

Facilitator Mickey Henson 395-1077 Call for date and time Civic Association 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. We provide an organization where residents can request assistance with problems not covered by Sun City Oro Valley. 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 Sun City Oro Valley should submit their email addresses to cascvi@comcast. net. We are nonpolitical and are here to serve our fellow residents. Nonresident emails will not be accepted. 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 which provides shelter for women and children who are victims of abuse. We always welcome new members and invite you to attend our meetings. Nancy Williams continues to collect donations. This month’s requests are new twin sheets, diapers, new towels, grocery store gift cards and check/cash donations. 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 Fourth Monday, 11 AM-Noon 32

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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

We will have Barbara McClure, Executive Director of Catalina Community Services, sharing information at our February meeting. This organization offers a variety of programs that help seniors and caregivers. Come learn about meals, transportation, medical, financial, and emotional support for caregivers and other services that might be of benefit to you and your family. Vistoso Helpful Hands Is it time for you to think about planning for a move to downsized independent or assisted living? On Thursday, February 27 and Thursday, March 20, The Fountains will provide a tour of their facility and lunch for SCOV (Sun City Oro Valley) residents and friends. See coming events for more details. You can volunteer to help SCOV residents in need by contacting Barbara McNeill 825-0677. For help, call 410-9498. After the beeps, enter your phone number, including the area code and hang up. We will call you back.

Extended Community AAUW Casa Adobe branch

Casas Adobes Branch of American Association of University Women will meet Saturday, February 8, 9:30 AM, Activity Center/Hohokam. A donation of $6 includes a Continental breakfast. The speaker will be Marcy Euler, Executive Director of the Tucson Festival of Books, giving an overview of the Festival. There will be a question-and-answer period after the talk.

ALOHA (Adult Hearing Loss Associations)

The ALOHA (Adult Loss of Hearing Association) Oro Valley Support Group monthly meeting will be held Thursday, February 6, 2-3:30 PM, at Santa Catalina Catholic Church/ Cholla and Ocotillo rooms, 14380 N. Oracle Rd., in Catalina. Vicki Thompson, Program Planner for the Arizona Telecommunications Equipment Distribution Program, will be our speaker. She provides outreach, training, and information on how Arizonans with hearing or speech difficulties can best use the telephone. All Oro Valley and Northwest Tucson residents with hearing loss are invited. Contact Joan Eddy 825-8630 or

American Legion Oro Valley Post 132

Join us the third Thursday each month at 6:30 PM, 16045 N. Oracle Rd., Catalina, AZ. We are veterans proudly making a difference in the lives of our returning heroes, veterans in need and service members and their families. Help strengthen our collective voice and our capacity to help by joining our active and friendly local Post. You too can make a difference. Remember, there is strength in numbers even if you can’t be an active member. Contact: Steve Asp, 520544-7882,


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Catalina-Oro Valley Lions Club

In January, Lions from all over the country met at Fort Thomas, Arizona, to rededicate the Melvin Jones Memorial there. Melvin Jones, son of cavalry Captain Calvin Jones, was born January 13, 1879. In 1917 Jones founded the Lions Club to help people in need. Today, Lions Clubs International is the largest humanitarian service organization in the world. Want to learn more? Call Lion Lou Phillippi 638-6957.

Daughters of the American Revolution - El Presidio

El Presidio Chapter, DAR will meet on Thursday, February 13, 1 PM, at the Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr. Library, 7800 N. Schisler Dr., Tucson. Speaker, Dr. Rudy Byrd, will speak on Tucson and El Presidio in the Revolutionary War. The public, prospective members and guests are invited to learn about Tucson’s support of America’s quest for independence and the DAR. Call Linda 742-6224.

National Active and Retired Federal Employees

Current and retired Federal employees, spouses, guests, and visitors are invited to join NARFE Chapter 1874 for our monthly meeting. The February meeting will be on Monday, February 17, Noon, Golden Corral Restaurant, 6865 N. Thornydale Dr. Senior lunch menu $7.95 pp. Contact Rosie King 520-400-3456.

Thank God for Israel Night

On Thursday, February 20, 7 PM, Vistoso Community Church, right next to the Fire Station on Rancho Vistoso, will host a Thank God for Israel program featuring the blowing of the Shofar, singing of the Hatikvah, address by Oshrat Barel, emissary from Israel; and kosher refreshments. Please join us for this joyous celebration.

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. Contact Rachelle Ferris or 696-3820.

Vista Fine Arts presents

The popular HarpFusion will be in concert at Vista Church on Sunday, February 23, 3 PM. HarpFusion is one of the most creative and exciting ensembles on the international concert scene and one of Tucson’s greatest musical treasures. Admission is free; an offering will be taken.

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Say hello to new coffee serving partners

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