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Association News From The Board of Directors Our mission as the SCOV 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.

Board of Directors wilsonjend1961@gmail.com

Getting the Message Out by John Wilson “The single biggest problem with communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” –George Bernard Shaw One comment I’ve heard occasionally is that the Board needs to “improve communication” with the community. Effectively communicating with approximately 4,000 residents can be a challenge. I can assure you that we are exploring new approaches by which such communication might be facilitated, and you will be hearing more about that in the near future. So how is the best way to get information to the residents of SCOV? A very large majority of residents have signed up to receive the weekly email newsletter, “This Week in SCOV” (TWISCOV), sent out by our General Manager, Mr. Mark Wade. If you are not among them, I urge you to sign up for it at the SCOV website (www.suncityorovalley. com). Many who do not receive TWISCOV electronically get a hard copy, available at various places in our community. Surely, TWISCOV is a useful communication mechanism, and that is why I am periodically contributing what I hope will be timely comments for inclusion in TWISCOV. If you have a question or concern, please contact me at wilsonjend1961@gmail.com, and I will address it in a future issue of TWISCOV, respond directly or direct your inquiry to someone who might better respond to that inquiry. “Little effort is needed to create a rumor, but a much greater effort must be made to deny it.” –Eraldo Banovac Certainly one important purpose for communicating is to quash unfounded rumors that arise. If unchecked, these can cause unnecessary dissension and confusion within our community. If you hear a rumor, whether it sounds outlandish or not (and believe me, I’ve heard some dandies), please ask for the source of that information. If it seems unreliable, is just “I heard” or “someone said,” maybe you might want to check into it further. Or please let me know, and I will address it directly in TWISCOV or, if more appropriate, by a personal email response. Thank you for giving these remarks your consideration.

Association News............................ 3 Association Committees................. 7 Golf................................................ 10 Coming Events.............................. 12 Workshops and Classes................. 13 For Your Information..................... 13 Thank Your Corner....................... 14

General Manager - Mark Wade mwade@suncityorovalley.com 520-917-8080

It’s About that Time Again About 35-40% of our residents will be leaving for cooler country very soon. We had snow clear down here at the end of February so no need to be in a hurry. I know from personal experience that the snow can fly clear until Mother’s Day or later up north. If you are among those who will start their annual migration, I wish you well and hope your summer is full of safe travels. Please remember to arrange for your home to be taken care of in your absence. This past year, the Association’s Community Services Coordinator’s office sent out 1,699 courtesy notices. This number is slightly up from the previous year by 8%. The landscaping around your home will need continued care, and everyone who remains on property throughout the summer appreciates the community looking good all year. It is handy if someone checks on the inside of your home as well. Be sure Administration has your emergency contact information just in case we need to contact you about your home during the summer. I have had to contact a resident who was in such a hurry to get out of town that they left their home with the doors unlocked and the garage door open. I’m sure glad we were able to get ahold of them by way of their emergency contact number. If you are remaining in the community for the summer, I look forward to seeing you. Many activities will still be going on, so be sure and read both the Tipster and my weekly email, “This Week In Sun City Oro Valley” (TWISCOV). If you are not signed up to receive TWISCOV, please stop by the Welcome Center and the staff can help you get signed up. Also, remember to drink plenty of water and put on your sun blocker. If you are aware of residents who live alone, we appreciate neighbors who take the time to check in on each other to make sure we’re all OK. It’s one of the things that makes this community so wonderful. Wherever you are this summer, please remember to beware of scams. They are everywhere, and many target our generation. We see it on the news with regularity. Let’s be sure it is not us on the news, because we have taken extra caution when approached with “opportunities.” Safe and happy summer to all of you.

Coffee and Conversation

What’s Inside

Memoriam..................................... 14 Clubs............................................. 14 Arts, Crafts & Hobbies............... 14 Continuing Education................. 18 Cultural & Social......................... 19 Dance......................................... 24 Exercise...................................... 25

with the General Manager and a Board Member

An informal exchange of information. Wednesday, April 10, 9-10 AM Activity Center/Hohokam

Games........................................ 26 Sports......................................... 27 Travel.......................................... 30 Partnered Organizations............... 30 Extended Community................... 31 Classifieds...................................... 32

Sun City Oro Valley Tipster, April 2019, Page 3

Profile for Sun City Oro Valley Community Association

Sun City Oro Valley Tipster April 2019  

Community magazine of Sun City Oro Valley community association.

Sun City Oro Valley Tipster April 2019  

Community magazine of Sun City Oro Valley community association.