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Tipster

January 2013

Sun City OroValley

www.scovaz.com

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

BOD Study Session Thursday, January 10, 9 AM Vistoso Center/Apache

2013 Board Of Directors Candidates Announced

BOD Meeting Tuesday, January 22, 9 AM Social Hall/Papago

Richard Babin

Cathy Hartrich

Photo by Steve Holmes

Jon Olson

Association Committees........... .4 Association News....................... .3 Café Specials..............................11 Celebrations & Life Events...... .15 Classified.................................. .33 Clubs.......................................... .16 Coming Events...........................11

Extended Community............... .32 Feature........................................11 For Your Information................ .14 Golf.............................................. .9 Hours of Operation..................... .2 Memoriam................................. .16 Partnered Organizations.......... .31

Sun City Vistoso Foundation.. .10 Thank You Corner..................... .15 Workshops and Classes.......... .13

See page 5, for the Election Committee Article for details


Sun City OroValley

Tipster Published monthly by Sun City Oro Valley 1565 E. Rancho Vistoso Blvd. Oro Valley, AZ 85755 520-825-3711

Board of Directors Robert Hefner, rjh1458@gmail.com..............................................................................President Ruth Gitzendanner, gitzcpa@comcast.net......................................................... Vice President George Williams, newilliams77@msn.com.................................................................Secretary Dick Brammell, dbrammell@corwinappraisal.com..................................................Treasurer Janice Fischer, fischer_janice@comcast.net................................................................. Director Lou Gard, lougard@q.com................................................................................................. Director Steve Knapp, sknappscv@gmail.com............................................................................. Director

Management Team

Bob Mariani, bmariani@scovaz.com.........................................General Manager, 917-8080 Joe Byron, jbyron@scovaz.com......................................................... Café Manager, 917-8074 Robin Coulter, rcoulter@scovaz.com .......................Assistant General Manager, 917-8070 Mary Cunningham, scvcam@scovaz.com....................... Com. Area Maint. Sup., 917-8059 Julie Foerster, jfoerster@scovaz.com.........................................Human Resources, 917-8061 Kim Griggs, kgriggs@theviewsgolfclub.com............................. Golf Professional, 917-8053 Michael Kropf, scvgolf@sscovaz.com......................Golf Course Superintendent, 917-8063 Ken Sandrock, ksandrock@scovaz.com............................................Facilities Sup., 917-8078 Pam Sarpalius, psarpalius@scovaz.com................................... Program Director, 917-8077 Randy Trenary, rtrenary@scovaz.com..................................................... Controller, 917-8060

Support Team

Jim Cundiff, jcundiff@scovaz.com........................................ Community Services, 917-8058 Lonnie Davis, ldavis@scovaz.com.............................................. Fitness Supervisor, 917-8073 Marnie Goodbody, mgoodbody@scovaz.com .......................................Librarian, 917-8064 Kim Green, kgreen@scovaz.com.......................................... Accounting Assistant, 917-8062 Norma Meyers, nmeyers@scovaz.com..................................................... Secretary, 917-8065 Kathy Newman, knewman@scovaz.com.................................. Admin. Specialist, 917-8068 Chris Richard, crichard@scovaz.com...................Communications Coordinator, 917-8069 Coco Sullivan, faccoord@scovaz.com.................................Facilities Coordinator, 917-8072 Social Hall Monitor........................................................................................................... 917-8066 Aquatic & Fitness Center Monitor...................................................................................917-8067

Editor, Layout and Design: Chris Richard Advertising: Norma Meyers and Chris Richard Printing By: AlphaGraphics Tipster Editorial Committee Lou Phillippi.................................Co-Chair Del Salvaterra.............................Co-Chair Harriet Diss................................... Member Arlene Douglas............................ Member Peggy Gardner............................. Member Glenda Gillespie........................... Member George Holthus............................ Member Dale Knudson............................... Member Sharon Knudson.......................... Member

Karen Koopmans......................... Member Barbara Martucci........................ Member Paul Mercer................................... Member Ann Owen..................................... Member Lynn Parker................................... Member Shirley Peterson........................... Member Linda Stiegler............................... Member Mary Ann Stock........................... Member

To advertise in the Sun City Oro Valley Tipster, please call 917-8065 for current rates and information. Sun City Oro Valley Community Association provides this publication for informational purposes only and neither endorses nor promotes any of the products or services advertised herein and assumes no responsibility or liability for the statements made in this publication.

Hours

of

Operation

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

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

Sun.- Sat................................................................................. 7 AM-6 PM Recording of daily Café specials...................................825-3711 ext 205 Reservations.............................................................................825-3277

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

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

Community Assistance­ - Loan Room

Telephone Reservations........................ 917-8052 and 825-3711 ext 128 Mon., Wed. and Fri. ......................................................................8-9 AM Reservations and Pick Up, Cart Barn/Loan Room Tues. and Thu. .............................................................................8-9 AM

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

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

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

Mon.-Fri................................................................................... 7 AM-9 PM Sat........................................................................................... 9 AM-8 PM Sun.......................................................................................... 9 AM-5 PM

Pool

Mon.-Sun.................................................................................. 9 AM-5PM Children’s Hours: daily ...........................................................Noon-4 PM Except Thu. and Sun........................................... Noon-1 PM and 3-4 PM

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

Mon.-Fri................................................................................... 9 AM-4 PM Sat................................................................................... 9 AM-12:30 PM

Library....................................................917-8064

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

Posse................................. 449-0014 or 449-7970 Pro Shop................................................. 825-3110 Golf Info Line.................................................................................825-0322 Mon., Fri., Sat., Sun. ................................................................ 7 AM-5 PM Tue. ......................................................................................... 9 AM-5 PM Wed., Thu. .......................................................................... 7:30 AM-5 PM Driving Range Hours Mon., Fri., Sat., Sun. ................................................................. 7 AM-5PM Tues. ........................................................................................ 9 AM-3 PM Wed. ................................................................................... 7:30 AM-5 PM Thu. .................................................................................... 7:30 AM-3 PM

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

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

Vistoso Center....................................... 825-3711 After-Hours Emergencies.....................825-1161

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


Association News From The Board of Directors

Our MISSION as the 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. Why You Should Vote For the Fitness Center Project by Robert Hefner There have been many reasons given as to why residents should vote for the renovation and expansion of the fitness center. Many of those reasons have been related to future residents of Sun City Oro Valley. While those are valid reasons, I want to focus on why I believe it is in the best interest of our current residents to support this project. Those of you who currently use the facility know it is so overcrowded with equipment that even the reception area of the building is completely filled with exercise bikes and strength equipment. Those of you who are in exercise groups know how difficult it is to schedule adequate rooms for your group. You are already solidly behind the project. It is the ones who are asking “What’s in it for me?” that I am trying to reach. One of the main reasons this is a good idea is that it has been shown in other active adult communities that have improved their fitness facilities, resident participation has increased. Is it not worth the relatively small amount this project will cost you as a homeowner if it improves the health or extends the life of you or some of your neighbors? But maybe the best reason is to consider what a bargain this is. When was the last time you had a chance to be part of a $2,000,000 improvement project, dedicated to the health of all of our residents, for only $385?

Coffee and Conversation

with the General Manager and a Board Member

Wednesday, January 9, 9 AM, Social Hall/Hopi Thursday, January 24, 1 PM, Social Hall/Hopi An Informal Exchange of Information

Help Collate

the

Tipster

Once a month, residents are needed to insert flyers. Receive your Tipster early and share refreshments with us at the Auditorium. The work is usually performed on the last weekday of the month at approximately 10:45 AM. Call Dave or Tempe Johnson 825-6994. Sun City Oro Valley Tipster, January 2013

General Manager - Bob Mariani

2012 A Year of Ebbs and Tides The Community faced a wide range of issues during the past calendar year. Most notable of these issues was the AFC (Aquatic & Fitness Center) proposal. A major upside of the proposal is that it raised the interest and participation of our membership. The major downside is that it resulted in considerable dissension among the residents. Although the AFC project unintentionally resulted in ill feelings and division between many of our wonderful residents, which this Community does not desire, it also gave us an opportunity to learn from mistakes or actions that were perceived to be mistakes. It’s probably true that the Community is not completely healed; however, lessons have been learned and actions taken to create a more cohesive community. For example, shortly after the AFC project was not accepted, another committee, the FCC, was established by the Board to develop a new plan that would be supported by most of the residents. This new plan development has been very important. However, of possibly greater importance is the manner in which the plan has been developed with great emphasis placed on membership dialogue plus the goal of serving as a healing example for the Community by purposely having people with very diverse points of view work toward consensus. In addition to what the FCC accomplished in building consensus, a communication gap was filled by distributing information on a regular and timely basis through my This Week in SCOV Listserv report on In the Know. Not everyone receives this report and not everyone may appreciate it; however, the feedback received to date has been very positive. The couple of strides noted above, developed from lessons learned, will not cure all ills. Certainly there are other measures that are needed on an ongoing basis to improve communications to and from the membership and steps that are required to create and maintain a fun and friendly Community. We’re not where we want to be and may never reach that ultimate place, but efforts have and will continue to be made to create the best environment possible in SCOV.

HOLIDAY HOURS

New Years Eve – Monday, December 31 Administration & Library...........................Close at 3 PM Desert Oasis................................................9 AM-5 PM Aquatic & Fitness Center...........................5 AM-5 PM Social Hall...................................................6:30 AM-Midnight for Rock ‘N Roll and Villanellas parties Catalina Vista..............................................Closed New Years Day – Tuesday, January 1 Aquatic & Fitness Center...........................8 AM-5 PM All other facilities are closed

The Ultimate Neighborhood Watch Keep our neighborhood safe. Join the Posse.

Call Del Balston 825-9681 or John Njaa 825-5486 today.

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HOT Spot Help Out Today!

The HOT Spot is for the purpose of listing help-wanted ads for various Association and Association Committee tasks. WANTED: The Posse is looking for a resident to join the Posse Board. This member will be responsible for recruiting new members. The successful applicant must be a skilled public speaker and able to develop and execute an effective recruiting strategy. A marketing background is a plus. Contact Del Balston, dbalston@earthlink.com or 825-9681. WANTED: The Government Affairs Committee needs additional members who are interested in providing unbiased information on candidates for office as well as the activities of Oro Valley and Pima County. We meet monthly and need idea people to think of innovative ideas to engage our citizens. Contact Sally Evert 818-3068 if interested. WANTED: The Properties Committee is looking for a few in good standing members who are interested in helping maintain and improve the Association’s physical facilities. Desired qualifications include technical skills (we particularly would like to add an architect), large facility operations background, and an interest in keeping SCOV facilities at the top end of comparable communities. Contact Jack Evert saljack439@ msn.com or 818-3068. WANTED: Persons willing to lead or facilitate support groups in our community: contact Ester Leutenberg ester-36@gmail. com. Persons willing to facilitate or captain a walking group: contact Del Balston, dbalston@earthlink.net.

Association Committees Committee meetings are open and all residents are welcome to attend. Active Health Committee Chair Judy Bjorling 818-1296 http://scovaz.com/committees/activehealth/

We know we must exercise; everyone can begin by walking. We know we must sleep well; Dr. Sahni gave us some suggestions; but what should we eat to remain healthy? Find out Thursday, January 24, 10 AM, Social Hall/Papago when Kelly Jackson of the University of Arizona’s Department of Nutritional Sciences presents Eating Healthy to Remain Healthy. There is no charge for this event, but with limited seating you must pick up your tickets in the Vistoso Center. See the flyer insert in this Tipster. Have you joined our walking program yet? Anyone can join. If you have a pedometer we will record your weekly progress. Contact Del Balston dbalston@earthlink.net or 825-9681. Why not join with this committee and the Drs. Oro to walk in the 5K Distance Classic? Watch for information on our First Annual Miniature Golf Tournament in next month’s Tipster. Visit our new website http://scovaz.com/committees/activehealth/ ARC Architectural Review Chair Ric Raynor 520-604-0771 Second and fourth Tuesdays, 1 PM, Vistoso Center/Yaqui

The ARC is very pleased to be assisting an ever-

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increasing number of residents with home projects. We are proud that home owners are making large improvements to homes, yards, walls/fences, and vegetation. Now that trees are not required in front yards we are assisting owners in choosing smaller cactus and water-conserving plants as replacements. Contact the ARC to assist in all exterior home improvements so they can be completed quickly and within the Development Standards. Please check your house number lights to be sure they are all working and look to see that your numbers are clearly visible from the street in front of your home. The ARC is a committee to assist residents and the Association. Tucson Electric is in the process of updating home meter heads to a digital format for ease of reading and for future remote reading. These meters will only transmit usage amounts and have no other function. We have been assured the new meters will not affect any other transmissions to or from a residence. Communication Committee Chair Richard Babin 520-989-3321 First Monday, 1 PM, Vistoso Center/Apache http://www.scovaz.com/committees/communications/index.html

Full communication about the possibility of a new fitness center is critical. As most everyone in SCOV knows, the FCC (Fitness Center Committee) has worked hard over the last several months to develop a plan for a new fitness center. They have done a terrific job of communicating with the community about their work. They have made a recommendation to the Board and will hold three informational meetings in January to present it. The meetings are scheduled for Friday, January 4, 9 AM, Monday, January 7, 3 PM and Thursday, January 10, 6:30 PM. The purpose of these meetings is to explain everything about their recommendation and to answer all questions. The Communications Committee commends the FCC for the work they have done and for their commitment to transparency and open communication. We urge all residents to attend one of the informational meetings. CAC Community Assistance Committee Chair George Holthus 818-1042; Carolyn Carson 825-1514

Aluminum Can Donations: Put those aluminum cans to work for SCOV. Deposit only empty, clean aluminum cans in the box outside the Social Hall kitchen. For safety reasons, do not deposit unrinsed cans which attract bees and may become a hazard. Profits fund the equipment for the Loan Room. Recently personal trash has been found in the aluminum recycling containers. Our volunteers must then sort this out and place it in trash receptacles. Please help us by recycling your aluminum cans but placing your trash in your trash containers. CAC volunteers delivered their fourth can load this year; it was 520 pounds which netted us $317.20 bringing the year-to-date total to $1,132.80. The CAC is responsible for the Loan Room which is located at the end of the Cart Barn. The Loan Room provides medical equipment, tables and chairs, rollaway beds and some children’s equipment for loan to residents. The Loan Room is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8-9 AM. Telephone reservations can be made on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 8-9 AM. Telephone January 2013, Sun City Oro Valley Tipster

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numbers are on the inside front cover of the Tipster. The CAC Pancake Breakfast will be Saturday, January 26, 7:30-9 AM, Auditorium. Please come and enjoy breakfast with us.

Tickets will be on sale on Sunday and Monday, Tuesday, January 20, 21, 22, Thursday, January 24, 9-11 AM and Wednesday, January 23, 1-3 PM, Social Hall and at the Loan Room all week.

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

Here’s how to connect to our online list of vendors: 1. On the home page www.scovaz.com 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. Election Committee

SCOV Board of Directors candidates will answer questions provided to them by the Election committee. These answers will appear in the February Tipster. Any member in good standing may still become a nominee, provided that prior to Friday, January 11, the following items are submitted to the Administration Office: a petition, on a form provided by SCOV, to the Chairman of the Nominating Committee with signatures of 50 voting members in good standing (one signature per lot owned), written certification of eligibility from Bob Mariani, General Manager, and a résumé on a form available at the Administration Office. Candidate forums will be Thursday, February 7, 6:30 PM; Wednesday, February 13, 11 AM, Auditorium. Finance and Budget Chair Tut Tustison 825-9431 Third Monday, 1 PM, Vistoso Center/Apache FCC Fitness Center Committee Bob Mariani 917-8064 Wednesdays, 1-4 PM, Social Hall/Papago.

The Board of Directors approved the Fitness Center Plan 3a for a vote of the membership as presented by the FCC and the architectural firm STG Design at their regular meeting of December 13. The FCC and STG Design have committed to hold three meetings in January with residents of SCOV, to review the architectural renderings and the presentation of rationales for the design. Those meetings will be held on various dates and at various times to allow all residents the opportunity for questions and answers. Residents will be asked to limit their questions/comments to two minutes. Additionally, the FCC and architects will respond to written questions. Dates and times for presentations are: Friday, January 4, 9-11 AM Monday, January 7, 3-5 PM Thursday, January 10, 6:30-8:30 PM The FCC does not intend to hold any regular meetings during the month of January, but if necessary, Sun City Oro Valley Tipster, January 2013

those meetings will be open to the community. Gift Shop Co-Chairs Julie Holtry 825-4473 and Sharon Henderson 247-0707 Gift Shop 917-8051 Shop Hours: Monday-Friday 9 AM-4 PM, Saturday, 9 AM-12:30 PM Meetings: Second Wednesday www.vistosogiftshop.com

As we start the new year, be sure to check out the center front window for Eileen Sevy’s gorgeous jewelry. She’s the Artist of the Month for January. Eileen makes glass jewelry in all shapes and colors. Her designs are one of a kind. Don’t forget that the second Monday of each month we have a Monday Madness sale in front of the Gift Shop. Check it out. You may find an item that you’ve wanted at a reduced price. If you’d like to participate in the Gift Shop, please contact Sharon at 825-0722 or Julie at 825-4473. GAC Government Affairs Committee Chair Sally Evert 818-3068 Saljack439@msn.com Second Wednesdays, 1-2 PM, Yaqui/Vistoso Center

The GAC is focusing at this time on the relationship between the Town of Oro Valley mayor and council members and SCOV residents. Oro Valley is fully engaged with us in making connections and enhancing communication between us. We are reprising Turning Back Your Biological Clock with Lou Waters on January 15 (see Coming Events) and hosting an information gathering meeting for the Arizona State Plan on Aging January 31 (see Coming Events). Our meetings are open to you and we need new ideas and members. Marketing and Publicity Chair Barbara Nye Ross 818-0701 Neighborhood Pride Chair Tempe Johnson 825-6994 Third Tuesday, 2 PM, Vistoso Center/Apache

Is It Too Late? A question we’ve all been asked at one time or another in our lives is, “Did you make one?” That question refers to New Year’s resolutions, and if you haven’t made one, it’s not too late to do so. How about making a resolution to take pride and care of ourselves, our homes, and our property where we live. Most of us already do that, but just think how great our community would look if we all did. Our committee members have certainly enjoyed seeing the beautiful holiday decorations throughout the community over the past few weeks. As a friendly reminder though, seasonal decorations should be removed by January 15. We appreciate all residents who continually take pride in the appearance of their property, and we are most pleased with how beautiful our community is looking to usher in the New Year. We wish each and every one of you a happy, healthy and prosperous 2013.

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Sun City Oro Valley SUN CITY VISTOSO COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION, INC. Community Association Statement of Revenues & Expenses and the Results of Operations

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

5 Months 2012-13

Nov-12

Actual

Budget

$ $ $ $ $ $ $ $

238,013 14,130 117,009 41,174 52,193 2,132 19,978 484,629

$ 2,240,069 103,495 $ 400,146 $ $ 64,293 $ 210,585 $ 11,068 133,895 $ $ 3,163,551

$ $ $ $ $ $ $ $

2,240,069 65,940 394,714 63,400 195,900 5,000 97,733 3,062,756

$ $ $ $ $

(1,689) (21,932) 461,008

$ (950,000) $ (100,000) $ (15,908) $ (133,472) $ 1,964,171

$ $ $ $ $

(950,000) (100,000) (8,000) (65,940) 1,938,816

$ $ $ $ $ $

210,003 55,236 69,231 8,292 73,402 416,164

$ 1,061,794 $ 138,130 394,334 $ 47,534 $ $ 366,927 $ 2,008,719

$ $ $ $ $ $

1,086,233 125,464 400,870 59,114 461,046 2,132,727

$

44,844

$

$

(44,548)

(193,911)

from last year to the current year. A copy of the report in greater detail can be found at our website, For the First 5For MonthsFirst of the Fiscal Year 5 Months of theYear Fiscal Year www.scovaz.com. Select the Board Meeting and For the Firstthe 5 Months of the Fiscal Financial Information page, scroll to the bottom, and select the month’s financial reports you wish to view. 2012-13 2011-12 2012-13 2011-12 2012-13 2011-12 There are also copies of the monthly Financial State$248,665 $249,870 Pre-Paid Rounds $248,665 $249,870 Pre-Paid $248,665 $249,870 ments and a copy of the Annual Budget for the 2012Pre-Paid RoundsRounds Resident Daily RoundsDaily Rounds $31,731 $21,848 Resident $21,848 2013 fiscal year in the Library located at the Vistoso Resident Daily Rounds $31,731$31,731 $21,848 Public Daily Rounds $76,176 $56,745 Public Daily Rounds $76,176 $56,745 Center. Public Daily Rounds $76,176 $56,745 If you are interested in more information regarding the Community’s finances, we encourage you to atTotals $356,572 $328,463 $356,572$328,463 $328,463 Totals Totals $356,572 tend the Finance-Budget Committee meeting which will be held Monday, January 21, 1 PM, Vistoso CenAbove is a summary of the Revenues and Ex- ter/Apache. If you have any questions, please feel free to penses and the Results of Operations for the first 5 months of the 2012-13 fiscal year. Also includ- email me rtrenary@suncityorovalley.com or call ed this month is a chart comparing golf revenues me 917-8060. Randy Trenary, Controller

Golf Golf Course Revenues Golf Course Revenues Course Revenues

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Nominating Committee

The Nominating Committee presents the slate for the 2013 March election for the Board of Directors to fill three open seats as follows: Richard Babin, Cathy Hartrich, Jon Olson. Any member in good standing may still become a nominee, provided that prior to Friday, January 11, the following items are submitted to the Administration Office: a petition, on a form provided by SCOV, to the Chairman of the Nominating Committee with signatures of 50 voting members in good standing (one signature per lot owned), written certification of eligibility from Bob Mariani, General Manager, and a resumé on a form available at the Administration Office.

Posse Chair Del Balston 825-9681, Vice-Chair John Njaa 825-5486 Meetings: First Tuesday, 3 PM, Social Hall/Hopi http://www.scovaz.com/committees/posse/

Find Out About Oro Valley Community Policing Oro Valley Chief of Police, Daniel Sharp, will be talking about his department’s community policing philosophy, Tuesday, January 22, 1 PM, Auditorium. All SCOV residents are urged to attend this informative program. Golder Ranch Fire District, our fire department and ambulance service, can install a lockbox at your home that contains your house key. The lockbox would be opened only by Golder Ranch first responders if it is necessary for them to enter a home in an emergency. This service is recommended by the Oro Valley Police Department. For more information, call 818-1017. Visit the Posse’s website often for crime prevention and safety tips. http://suncityorovalley.com/committees/posse/index.html Service Anniversaries

10 years - George and Elizabeth Daniels 5 years - Lee Krumm Jack and Barbara Matthies Posse $20 Weekly Drawing for Service

Lauren and Janice Strassburg; Gordon and Donna Reimels; Jim and Ginny Williams; David and Tempe Johnson; Ray Hicks Properties Chair Jack Evert Saljack439@msn.com 818-3068 Third Thursday, 9 AM, Vistoso Center/Yaqui

Last month we reported an analysis being run on a cogeneration proposal that might improve energy efficiency. The result showed that the payback was inadequate, so the project was terminated. The project to upgrade audio/visual equipment in the Social Hall and Catalina Vista facilities has solicited input from users and monitors. We are now working with vendors to prepare a bid specification and expect to make a recommendation to the Board in March. The solar water heater at the Desert Oasis is fully functional using a newly installed computerized controller. An inquiry has been made regarding potentially hazardous dust that emits from gourding (the artistic shaping of gourds). Our project team has consulted with health experts, equipment vendors, and gourders to define the nature and extent of the hazard. On this baSun City Oro Valley Tipster, January 2013

sis we expect a preliminary recommendation to resolve any hazard. SPC Strategic Projects Committee Chair Ted Hood 818-2281 Meets first Wednesday, 1:30 PM, Vistoso Center/Yaqui Tipster Editorial Co-Chairs Lou Phillippi 638-6957 lnphillippi@att.net Del Salvaterra 834-5146 dslittlebrowngal@gmail.com www.suncityorovalley.com/news/tipster-newsletter.html

Submit your articles online for the February Tipster no later than Tuesday, January 8. All Tipster contributors, whether experienced or new, are urged to attend one of the remaining Submitter Writing Classes: Thursday, January 3 or Monday, February 4, 9 AM Vistoso Center/Apache. To sign up, go to www.scovaz.com, click on News & Info, scroll down to Events. Click on the Tipster Writers Classes and fill out the form. Tipster Editorial Meeting will be Monday, January 14, 9AM, Vistoso Center/Apache. Assistant Manager - Robin Coulter

SCOV Committees At Work This past month residents of SCOV participated in over 30 committee meetings, two subcommittee meetings and two meetings of the Board of Directors. You currently have 23 committees ranging from studying what equipment is needed in the fitness center (Fitness Center Equipment) to patrolling our community (Posse), studying how to agree agreeably (Strategic Projects) to sponsoring educational events on how to sleep better (Active Health). You make sure we dot our “i’s” and cross our “t’s” (Tipster Editorial) and introduce potential residents to SCOV (Ambassadors). There are lovely artisan items for all to enjoy and purchase (Gift Shop) and you make sure we are talking and listening to each other (Communications). You are bringing forward an initiative for Association members to vote on (Fitness Center) and making sure you look good (Neighborhood Pride). There were rollaway beds available for holiday visitors (Community Assistance) and vendors available for plumbing emergencies (Consumer Referral). You are able to call each other (Community Directory) and ask your friends and neighbors to represent you as leaders of SCOV (Nominating). You toured the buildings for inspection (Properties) and told others about this community (Marketing). Town officials have given reports (Government Affairs) and you’ve enjoyed delicious meals at The Café (Food & Beverage). Your golfers are enjoying the beautiful course (Golf Advisory) and you are preparing to tally results from two votes (Elections). You are planning to help us deal with crisis situations (Emergency Preparedness), helping your friends and neighbors upgrade your homes (Architectural Review) and keeping SCOV in a strong financial position (Finance-Budget). No wonder they call this an active adult community and this isn’t even the fun stuff! You bring expertise, you are generous with your time and your staff thanks you!

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Programs/Facilities Director - Pam Sarpalius

Hello 2013 Why do we always decide to make changes in our lives on January 1 of each year? Every day is an opportunity for a new beginning in your life. I would hope that this year you will join a new club, try a new activity or exercise. With that said, why not try our new Aqua Zumba class taught by Lonnie Davis. This class has great music, a good workout and is very easy on your joints since you are in the water. Zumba is very popular and outside of SCOV you would pay between $5 and $10 a class. Use your punch cards for class payment. Gentlemen are also welcome and urged to attend. Check the activities calendar in the Tipster and online for class days and times. Start your new year off with a new challenge. Community Services - Jim Cundiff Office open to meet with residents 10 AM to Noon, Monday-Friday, Vistoso Center 917-8058 jcundiff@scovaz.com Café News

The Café is offering a chance to receive a free breakfast or lunch if you turn in a comment card. Five random comment cards will be drawn monthly and five lucky people will receive a free meal. The November winners are: Norma Cooper, Barbara Krecklow, Gene Eckebrecht, Dave Randall and Don Coleman. Congratulations and bon appetit! See Café Specials for our special dinners this month. Friends of the Library

Do you know all the things the Friends of the Library does? Contrary to popular belief no money from Sun City’s annual dues goes to the Library on a regular basis to cover its operational costs. The Friends of the Library pays for: ▪ Book, DVD and audio-book purchases, subscriptions to the Wall Street Journal and other publications. ▪ Computer equipment, computer programs and upgrades. ▪ Supplies, replacements, furnishings and the Librarian’s car mileage costs. ▪ Community events such as concerts, Books and Authors’ Luncheon and the Home Tour. The Library/FOL brings in revenue from book sales, DVD fees, ticket sales to fund raising events and individual donations. Costs for materials are kept down in part by buying used books and/or trading at Bookmans. Unfortunately, in recent years this savings has been significantly reduced because the library is getting fewer of the highly tradable new hardbacks as donations and because Bookmans is accepting fewer books in trade overall. Some of that reduced purchasing power has been offset by buying through Amazon, but the cost of maintaining the library’s collection has increased and will probably continue to increase in the next few years. This year the Friends had to increase its annual advance to the Library substantially. To keep this valuable and much used resource in fine shape it is really important to join and maintain your membership in the Friends of the Library or to donate money if you so wish. We are holding a membership drive outside the LiSun City Vistoso Tipster, Febraury 2011

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brary on Monday, Tuesday and Friday, January 7, 8 and 11, 9 AM-Noon. Stop by with your checkbooks. November Housing Resale Information

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Welcome New Neighbors Name From Betty & Ralph Tolliver Oro Valley, AZ Garland Armstrong Wasilla, AK James Stelljes Seattle, WA Terry Harrison & Audrey Lear Comox, BC, Canada Mary Krutz Tucson, AZ Lynn & Frank Krivitz Oro Valley, AZ Ronald Lude Oro Valley, AZ Warren & Don Hachmeister Tucson, AZ Richard Ballard Portland OR Recreation and Fitness - Lonnie Davis

Presidents Challenge Start the new year off right by signing up for the Presidents Challenge Program. This the same program that we did when we were in grade school, but the requirements are a little bit harder. It’s a great way to keep track of our progress and we can monitor our improvements and see how we compare to other participants in our age group. Located in the AFC is a computer so you can sign up and log in your work-outs. The first 25 people to sign up get a free key chain lanyard on Wednesday, January 9 between 1-4 PM. I will also be signing you up and showing you how to keep track of your exercising at no charge all month. I will be walking around looking for you to sign up. Sun City Oro Valley: Fitness = Health = Longevity and Quality of Life! Sign up for the SCV Presidents Challenge at www.presidentschallenge.org/login Association-Sponsored Fitness: Purchase a punch card from the receptionist in the Vistoso Center, $13/10 classes. You may use this card for all Sun City Oro Valley-sponsored fitness classes. It can also be used for your guests. There is a drop-in charge if you do not have a punch card. Aqua Zumba®: Tuesdays, 1-2 PM, AFC pool. Cardio Chair Aerobics: Tuesdays, Thursdays, 10:3011:30 AM, Catalina Vista. Sunrisers: Low-impact aerobics class: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 7:15-8:15 AM, Auditorium. Sweat Stretch: Tuesdays, Thursdays, 7:30-9 AM, Auditorium. Water Aerobics: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 1011 AM, Aquatic & Fitness Center Pool. Zumba: Tuesdays, 9:15 AM, Auditorium. Personal Trainer: Call Ray Jerkins 219-3561 to make an appointment. Aquatic & Fitness Center and Desert Oasis: See the Hours of Operation, on page two of this Tipster. Tuesday, January 8, the Aquatic & Fitness Center pool and spa will be closed for cleaning and shock January 2013, Sun City Oro Valley Tipster

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treatment. It will reopen the following morning at the regular time. Wednesday, January 9, the Desert Oasis pool will close at 7 AM for cleaning and shock treatment and will reopen the following morning at the regular time. Special Note from the Aquatic & Fitness Center: Thursday, January 3, 1 PM, an orientation will be held on how to use the gym equipment. Space is limited, so please sign up. See Lonnie Davis or call 917-8073.

Heroes Among Us Nominations The Heroes Among Us award honors residents who make remarkable contributions to our community. Submit your nomination by January 13 to the Administration office either by completing the email that was sent out with the nomination form or by picking a form up from the Administration office. The SCOV Board of Directors will review nominees and select the recipient(s). The award will be presented at the SCOV Annual Meeting in March.

Golf Head Golf Professional - Kim Griggs

I hope everyone had a great holiday and enjoyed time with their family and friends. For those of you who haven’t stopped by the Pro Shop, please do so. We have a wide variety of merchandise and if we do not have your size or color, we will be more than happy to special order for you. We have a variety of items (towels, hats and other merchandise) that have The Views Golf Club logo on them. Time Change: On Wednesdays the morning shotguns will start at 8:30 AM (unless there is a frost delay). The afternoon shotguns are now scheduled to go out at 1 PM, not 1:30 PM as in previous years. This is being done so that we can possibly get the afternoon shotgun in before dark. Reminder: the frost delay hot line is 825-0322. Walkers and riders, please remember to remain on the paths at all times. Should frost be present, you may damage or kill the underlying grass if you walk on it. Thank you. As everyone knows, we are now open to the public which makes us a semi-private golf course. Please be aware that as new people play our course, they may be a little slow as it may be their first time here. Our rangers are aware of this and will help move them along. We advise everyone of our rules, and hand out playing tips to them in the Pro Shop. So, please be patient and courteous to these guests. We try to fill in empty times with these guests as a way to increase our revenue. Superintendent - Michael Kropf

January is the time of year when the normal activities in the golf course maintenance department really slow down. The cooler temperatures decrease the growth rate of the grass so the amount Sun City Oro Valley Tipster, January 2013

of mowing required is greatly reduced. Less fertilizer and water are required for maintaining good turf health. This allows our department to catch up on other areas of the golf course, such as drainage projects, desert broom removal, tree trimming and landscaping. Some of the projects that are going to be addressed will be thinning the desert around the driving range floor so the Pro Shop can recover lost range balls and repair of erosion areas around tee complexes and cart paths with river rock. During heavy rainfall, tees like #1 red tee, #3 golf tee, and #7 tees wash dirt onto the tee top requiring lots of time and effort to repair. The river rock will prevent this damaging erosion. More drainage projects will be completed this year to improve playing conditions. Tee #14 has several areas that have drainage issues. The wet conditions start at the puddle on the cart path in front of the red tee and go all the way to the cart path where carts exit the fairway. The scope of this project is so large it will be divided into several smaller projects that will be completed over the span of a couple years. This is the time of the year that areas away from the turf get all the attention. Golf Advisory Chair Preston Sheriff 825-3101 First Wednesday, 2 PM, Vistoso Center/Apache

It was reported that both the rounds played and revenues are ahead of last year’s numbers. The sale of 18 hole, 9-hole and non-resident passes are very close to or over the budgeted numbers. For the occasional golfer, you want to check out the Wildcat Pass in the pro shop. The holder will receive a 15% discount off the rack rate green fee; it does not include the cart rental. The derby held November 28 was a success. Twelve two-person teams played and it was a fun event won by Mike and Ruth Bonfiglio. It was agreed that more of these events be scheduled in the future. Mike Kropf said the temperatures have been over 80 degrees. With cooler weather he will be able to reduce the amount of water used. The course will firm up and dry out soon.

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

Gift at Bash, Golf Event $ 1 Beer & Wine Day Not a Pass Holder?

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

Turning Back the Biological Clock

A presentation by one of the original CNN anchors, Lou Waters.

Tuesday, January 15, 6 PM, Auditorium Sponsored by the Government Affairs Committee

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The Views 18-Hole Men’s Golf Club Pres. Dave Heaps 818-6691 Membership Dick Boss 638-6644 Play: Wednesdays

The Views 18-Hole Men’s Club President’s Cup winners. Left to right Second Flight, Lee Krumm; First Flight, Mike Bonfigalio; Championship Flight, Doug Kimble; Third Flight, Dick King and Fourth Flight, Don Moore, not in photo.

The 2013 Men’s 18-Hole Club tournament season started with The Presidents Cup in November. The next tournament will be The Governors Cup, Wednesday, January 23, Saturday, January 26, and Wednesday, January 30. This is a two person team event; line up your partner now and sign up in the Pro Shop. Keep updated on your qualifying points for The Views Cup. They are posted on the bulletin board. The crown jewel event of The Views 18-Hole Mens’ Club, the member/guest tournament, will be held Wednesday and Thursday, April 17-18. This tournament will have many exciting prizes, food, drinks and gifts. Ask a guest now for this fun event. Mens’ 9-hole club members are welcomed as guests. If you know someone new to our community or outside of our community who enjoys playing golf, forming new friendships, and having fun, invite them to join our Men’s Club. Congratulations to Jerry Rickard on his Hole-In-One on hole #3 during league play.

Men’s 9-Hole Golf Club Pres. Jon Olson 818-3705 Membership: Jack Saatkamp 825-4376 Play Thursdays, 8:30 AM Meeting day second Thursday, Social Hall/Navajo after play

A reminder to all members to arrive and check in one-half hour prior to play to allow the Pro Shop time to confirm/adjust pairings. The next scheduled meeting is after play Thursday, January 10. The annual pulled pork BBQ, hosted by Jack Saatkamp, is scheduled after the business meeting. The much anticipated annual Guys and Dolls Tournament is scheduled for Thursday, January 17, followed by a luncheon and awards ceremony. The event is being hosted by The Views 9-Hole Womens’ Golf Club. This event is one of the highlights of the season. All men, including nonresidents, are welcome to join the Club. For more information contact Jack Saatkamp.

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The Views Women’s Golf Club Pres. Mary Ellen Tovatt 616-788-3501 Membership: Nancy Larson 989-0453 Play: Tuesdays

The Views Womens’ 9-Hole Golf Club Pres. Sharon Heaps 818-6691 Membership: Kate Young 248-0030 Play: Thursdays

Many thanks to Susanna Moran and her committee for a most enjoyable Christmas party. Great food, catered by the Café. Congratulations to Barbara Hall and Debbie Allen, who placed third in their flight at the recent State Medallion tournament. The President’s Cup sign-up deadline is Tuesday, January 8. Pairings will be posted and players will arrange dates and times for each of their matches. All matches must be completed by Sunday, March 31. We will be hosting Ironwood Cup, Monday, January 21. Volunteers are needed. Please contact Debbie Allen 825-4510 or Tamara Sanderson 825-7363 if you are able to help. Our annual Chili Party is February 5, 4-6 PM, Auditorium, $5 pp. Please sign up in our binder in the Pro Shop.

This is the season to be celebrating holiday cheer. We had our Christmas Party on December 6 with delicious food. Marvelous holiday music was presented by the Ironwood High School Encore Choir. The AWGA (Arizona Women’s Golf Association) State Championship (all the best players from Arizona) was played on December 3 at Sun Lake, Arizona. Our Club Champions, Betty Bittle and Becky Sellers won first place in the 9-Hole competition. They were also given style points for being the best dressed. The club name has been changed to The Views Womens’ 9-Hole Golf Club. Tee time now is 8:30 AM, please arrive at the Pro Shop at 8 AM for check-in. The Guys & Dolls Golf Event is January 17 and Golfing for the Cure Event is Tuesday, February 19.

Sun City Vistoso Foundation The Sun City Vistoso Community Foundation, a separate and independent organization from the Association, established in 1998, provides a means through which tax-deductible gifts may be channeled to support qualified health, cultural, educational and charitable needs of Sun City Oro Valley and surrounding areas. Gifts may be made at any time by check, stocks or gifts in-kind to the Foundation, 1565 E. Rancho Vistoso Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85755. Pres. Shirley Chorney 825-8502 http://www.scovaz.com/clubs/foundation

The Foundation mission is to improve the quality of life for active adults in Sun City Oro Valley and the surrounding areas through tax-deductible channels. The Foundation is made up of SCOV residents serving three-year terms without compensation. Please visit our web site www.scovaz.com/clubs/foundation. Our next Dispos-A-Med is scheduled for Tuesday, January 8, 9-11 AM, Social Hall.

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Save this date, Friday, March 22, for a great workshop, Choices For Life Style Changes. A donation to the Foundation is a wonderful way to honor life-cycles events: birthdays, anniversaries and memorials.

Feature SCOV Centarian Still Working With Stone By Arlene Douglas

Café Specials January Special Dinners

Coupons may not be used for these dinners. Wednesday, January 9, 4:30-6:30 PM Endless Soup and Salad, $6.50 pp

Your choice of soups: creamy tomato basil, split pea or fresh vegetable; served with 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. Friday, January 18, Prime Rib or Salmon, 4:30-6:30 PM Lite Cut Prime Rib or Salmon, $16.95 pp Large Cut Prime $19.95 pp

life-cycle events: birthdays, anniversaries and memorials.

Feature Sun City Oro Valley pioneer, E. Keith Staley, turns 100 January 13. To put that date into perspective, Arizona had just become a state in 1912. During 1913 Woodrow Wilson was inaugurated as president and a year later the country was in World War I. Born in Trinidad, CO, Staley’s family relocated to Clayton, NM, the first town on the Santa Fe Trail. He graduated in engineering from the Colorado School of Mines in 1935 and his life with rocks began. A chance meeting while hitchhiking brought him to Arizona. He struck up a conversation with another fellow on the road who ironically, had also graduated from the Colorado School of Mines. Everyone was looking for work at the time and this fellow reported that the Morenci Arizona Copper Mine was opening. Staley hitched to Arizona and signed on at Morenci. Soon the country was in World War II. Staley was stationed in Alaska with the Corps of Engineers and later commanded a division in Burma, India, a big change for someone who had been trained for Arctic survival. After the war, Staley returned to Arizona and spent his entire career in the copper industry, jumping from Arizona to Nevada, to California to Colorado. He ended up being general manager of the Magma mine in San Manuel, the largest underground copper mine in the world. After retirement, Staley began his second career with stone. While still living in San Manuel, he drove to Tucson to teach lapidary and silversmithing at the Tucson Old Pueblo Lapidary Club. Once settled in Sun City, he began teaching at the brand new silver and lapidary club. Lapidary student Sherri Zei says, “Keith is a legend in the lapidary silversmithing area. He is an incredibly skilled teacher and eagerly shares his knowledge about stones, mining and craftsmanship”. Staley has taught well over 100 residents of Sun City the art of cutting stones and creating jewelry. Even today, he can be seen at the shop working on stones and jewelry. His items are still sold in the gift shop. Be sure to stop in the lab to say a belated, “Happy Birthday.” Sun City Oro Valley Tipster, January 2013

Two prime rib choices offered, served with baked potato, salad, roll and butter. This does not include beverage or dessert. Reservations are required. Call 8253277. An 18% gratuity will be added to your dinner bill. Friday, January 25, 4:30-6:30 PM Western BBQ Night, $14.95 pp

BBQ pork spare ribs served with baked beans, coleslaw, corn on the cob and corn bread. This does not include beverage or dessert. Reservations are required. Call 8253277. An 18% gratuity will be added to your dinner bill. Wednesday, January 30, 4:30-6:30 PM Endless Pasta Night, $8.95 pp

The offerings include your choice of spaghetti with meatballs, or Italian sausage, or linguini with white clam sauce, served with bread sticks and tossed green salad. Beverage and dessert are not included. No reservations are required. A gratuity will not be added to your bill, so please tip your server accordingly.

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

Special Events for Clubs

See Club article for full details.

SCOV Strummers, Ukulele concert, Fri., Jan. 4, 3 PM, Bookman’s on Grant Rd. Sun City Singles, Dinner, Thu., Jan. 10, 5:30 PM, Social Hall/Navajo Kactus Kickers, First Winter Roundup, Fri., Jan. 11, 7 PM, Auditorium Dinner ‘N Show, Zoppé Family Circus, Sat., Jan. 12, lunch at Oregano’s Villanellas, January Journey Dance; Fri., Jan. 18, 6:30 PM, Auditorium Rock ‘N Roll Club, Feelin’ Groovy Dance, Sat., Jan. 19, 7 PM, Auditorium Sun City Singles, Happy Hour, Fri., Jan. 25, 5:30 PM, Social Hall/Navajo. Sundancers, Guest Caller Dance, Sat., Jan 26, 7 PM, (Rounds 6:30), Auditorium Dinner ‘N Show, Carol Burnett, Sat., Jan. 26, Centennial Hall Scandinavian Hertiage, Dinner, Sat., Feb. 23, 5:30 PM, Social Hall/Navajo Day Trippers, Free Wild Horse Casino Trip, Mon., Feb. 25 Day Trippers, Big Room Tour, Kartchner Caverns, Tue., Mar. 12

Emerge! Auxiliary, Annual Luncheon & Style Show, Fri., Mar. 15, Auditorium

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Saturday, January 5, 7 PM, Auditorium Joe Bourne

Joe Bourne is back with a brand new exciting show. You won’t be disappointed by the talent of Joe and his band. The show title is Blue, Blues and Boogie Woogie. Joe has not been at SCOV for a while, so now is your chance for a great night of entertainment. Doors open 6:30 PM, show 7 PM. Gather your friends, cabaret seating, BYOB and bring your snacks.

Tickets on sale at Vistoso Center, $18 pp.

Tuesday, January 8,10 AM Social Hall/Navajo Tucson Museum of Art Talks

And now, something completely different. The topic this month is Street Art. If you are wondering what that is all about, come and enjoy docent Carlye Dundon’s presentation. She did a great job last year. Refreshments are served. No reservations required. Questions call Rudi Punzmann 825-2147. Monday, January 14, 9 AM-12:30 PM, SCOV Gift Shop Monday Madness

The holidays may be over, but there are a few more bargains to be found. Come to the Monday Madness tables in front of the Gift Shop for great savings. Tuesday, January 15, 6 PM, Auditorium Turning Back Your Biological Clock - Lou Waters

Seize this opportunity! Lou Waters’ life-changing presentation is thought-provoking and inspiring. Mr. Waters had almost 40 years as a journalist, including 20 years as an anchor on CNN. During that time he hosted a series on aging in the American society called Coming of Age. That led him to this topic which focuses on issues surrounding aging, including ways to prolong our health, vitality and physicality. There is certain to be a suggestion here that will challenge you. In addition, Council member Mary Snider will highlight the hot items on Oro Valley’s current agenda. She will be available for conversation directly after Lou Waters’ presentation. Tuesday, January 15, 9 AM, Auditorium Annual Club President/Leader Meeting

If you are a club president/leader plan on attending this informational meeting. If the president/leader can not attend please send a represenative from your club.

Saturday, January 19, 1:30 PM, Social Hall/Papago AARP Tax Seminar

Charlie Cremin, a resident and AARP Tax Aide, will lead a one-hour discussion on how to organize your tax data for the upcoming tax season. He will also address some of the many changes in the tax law and IRS rules that apply to both 2012 returns and tax planning for 2013. Tuesday, January 22, 1 PM, Auditorium Safety Presentation by Oro Valley Police

Your SCOV Posse is presenting another event featuring the OVPD (Oro Valley Police Department). Chief Daniel Sharp will talk about OVPD’s community policing philosophy and how it affects SCOV and all of Oro Valley. All SCOV residents will benefit from attending this informative presentation. Thursday, January 24, 10 AM, Social Hall/Papago Eating Healthy To Remain Healthy

Kelly Jackson, MS, RD, Nutritional Sciences, UofA is the presenter. Limited seating. No charge.

Tickets available Vistoso Center

Saturday and Sunday, January 26-27, Social Hall/Navajo Mata Ortiz Pottery and Zapotec Rug Show and Sale

Saturday, 8 AM-4 PM; Sunday, 10 AM-3 PM The Spanish Cultural Club and the SCOV Association are co-sponsoring a show and sale of pottery from Mata Ortiz, Mexico and Zapotec rugs from Oaxaca, Mexico. Oralia Lopez and her father, Uriel Lopez, will attend and bring pottery from many different artists. Alex Martinez and his sister, Socorro, will bring rugs from Teotitlan del Valle, where many members of their family do the weaving. Tuesday, January 29, 1 PM, Auditorium Gestures of Joy

You may have heard about this group from Splendido. These ladies have appeared on local TV, performed at local events and been featured in local newspapers. The group performs hand movement to music. Spend the afternoon listening to great music and be entertained by this upbeat group. No charge. Thursday, January 31, 1-4 PM, Social Hall/Navajo Public Comment for State Plan on Aging

Only 10 spots are available, so register early. Please pay the $30 fee, cash or check, upon registering. The menu will be: fresh salmon, Florentine rice, California vegetable blend, cherry pie for dessert.

You are invited to provide comments in the development of Arizona’s State Plan on Aging. It will be conducted by the Division of Aging and Adult Services in the Department of Economic Security. This plan covers a three-year period and includes access to information, health, safety and the well-being of Arizona’s seniors. Participate in the process to make a difference.

Wednesday, January 16, 1 PM, Auditorium Tohono Chul Park

Friday, February 1, 1-3 PM, Auditorium Club Fair

Tuesday January 15, SCOV Café Cooking Class, 3:30 PM Dave’s Cooking Class $30 pp

If you have never been to this wonderful park, you have missed a highlight of the Tucson area. A speaker will give you a bit of the history of the park along with a slide presentation. I am sure that after this event, you will want to visit Tohono Chul for a walk and perhaps breakfast or lunch. There is no charge for this event. Sun City Vistoso Tipster, Febraury 2011

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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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Saturday, February 2, Doors open 6:30 PM, Auditorium The Desert Sun String Band

All bluegrass lovers should come to see one of Tucson’s top bluegrass groups. Your toes will be tapping and there will be a smile on your face. Dress in western clothes if you like. Doors open 6:30 PM, show 7 PM. Cabaret seating, BYOB and bring a snack. Tickets sales start on January 4 at Administration, $12 pp. Saturday, February 23, 7 PM, Auditorium Meadowlark

It’s been quite a while since Meadowlark has appeared here. This duo of flute and guitar bring a new age program to us. Meadowlark appears mostly in Sedona, so we are lucky to have them in our own Auditorium. Doors open 6:30 PM, show 7 PM. Theater seating, no food or drinks.

Tickets sales start on January 25, Administration, $12 pp

Tuesday, February 26, Noon, Auditorium Books and Authors Luncheon

We are honored this year to have two distinguished writers as our speakers: Pulitzer Prize winner Philip Caputo and Sharon Rezac Andersen, both of whom give us views into worlds largely unfamiliar to us. Mr. Caputo, whose work includes both fiction and non-fiction, will present his novel, Crossers, the compelling story of an act of generosity which sets off a flood of events which serve as a reminder that we can’t escape our history. Since his accomplishments are numerous please refer to his website www.philipcaputo.com for more information. Ms. Andersen, will present her non-fiction work: The Burden of Knowing: A journey of friendship and the power of truth in Nicaragua. On a study tour in 1983 she and a friend put themselves in harm’s way to learn the surprising truth about the Sandinistas and came away with a belief that we need to be cautious of the media’s infotainment tendencies.

Tickets available February 4, 8 and 12, 9 AM-Noon, Social Hall/Lobby and February 19 and 20, 9 AM-Noon, Library Lobby. $25 pp.

Saturday, March 16, Home Tours, 10 AM-3 PM Friends of the Library Fund Raiser

This tour is similar to the wildly popular Home Tour the Friends of the Library hosted in 2011. Ten to twelve homes of different models will be showcased, all of which have undergone significant remodeling. Residents can gain new insights into what can be changed in their homes or just enjoy the creativity of their fellow residents. Tickets on sale February 4, 8 and 12, 9 AM-Noon, Social Hall/Lobby and February 19 and 20, 9 AM-Noon, Library Lobby, $20 pp; $15 pp Friends of the Library members. Tickets are limited and will be sold on a first-come first-served basis to residents only.

Workshops

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Classes

AED (Automatic External Defibrillator) Classes

Classes are held the fourth Wednesday of each month, 1:30 PM, Vistoso Center/Yaqui. Lonnie Davis teaches these classes. To attend you must register ahead of time by calling Lonnie 825-3711 ext 136. You could save Sun City Oro Valley Tipster, January 2013

the life of a loved one or friend by taking this class. Call Lonnie to sign up for the January 23 class. Basic Photography

Starting Friday, February 1, the Vistoso Photo Club is offering a course in Basic Photography to all SCOV residents. For details and to make reservations call the instructor Rudi Punzmann 825-2147. Space is limited, don’t delay. Clay Club Orientation Class Schedule

Class dates/times determined when several have signed up. Clay Club workshops are announced as follows: January: Pillow Glazing, Sandra Procida. February: Hand Built Mug, Tamara Sanderson. March: Warriors, Alice Bies. April: Dropped Pot, Pearl Joseph. Sign-up sheets are in the Clay Studio/Craft Complex. Computer Talk

The next talk sponsored by the Vistoso Computer Society is Discover and Explore Smart Phones, Sunday, January 13, 2 PM, Catalina Vista/Yavapai. See Vistoso Computer Society article for details. Gin Rummy

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

Thursdays, 2-4 PM, Catalina Vista. No sign-up or fees. All are welcome. Jan. 10 Jan. 17 Jan. 24 Jan. 31 Feb. 7 Feb. 14 Feb. 21 Feb. 28 Mar. 7

Pirates of the Caribbean, David Druckman Pioneer Ranch 1888-1960, Peggy Gardner The Invention of Literacy, Dr. John Peradotto Defining the World vs. Ruling the World: Greek and Roman Cultures Compared, Dr. John Peradotto Cowboy Poetry, Dr. Donald Piele A Valentine’s Bouquet of Important Information About Your Medicines, Dr. Rick Herrier South Africa: From Apartheid to a Non-Racist Democracy Jack Lasseter Pleasures of Poetry V, Ann Ellsworth and Adrian Korpel Preview and Sign-Up for ILR Fall Classes Parkinson’s Exercise Classes

Exercise classes are held every Monday and Thursday, 4 PM, Vistoso Center/Apache, $10/class or $50/ month. Spouse or caretaker is welcome at every class. For information call Ray Jerkins 219-3561. Two Photo Workshops

See Photo Workshop club for complete class details. A session on using all camera controls to achieve pleasing and correctly exposed images will be held Wednesday, January 2. A session on composing photographs for drama and impact will be held Wednesday, March 6. Sessions are held 6:30 PM, Social Hall/Papago. All sessions are designed to be appropriate for novice through expert levels. To receive reminders, contact david.of.oro@gmail.com or David Smoler 818-7880.

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QiGong Classes

QiGong classes are held Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30 PM, Social Hall/Dance Studio. First class is free. Class fee $7 pp.website www.scovaz.com/clubs/healthwellness Healing movement QiGong exercises developed by Joe Pinella are similar to physical therapy exercises. They have been adapted for people with arthritis, chronic pain, stiffness, heart disease and cancer. These are very simple, effective techniques that actively engage the body’s own healing systems. By rotating all the major joints of the body, you expand and contract most of your muscles, thus increasing circulation and range of movement. They have helped people lessen their pain, regain more movement, increase their energy and live a better quality of life. Spring Spanish Language Classes

Continuing Beginners: Tuesdays, 12:30-2 PM; Intermediate Walk: Tuesdays, 10-11:30 AM; Intermediate Jog: Thursdays, 12:30-2 PM; Advanced: Thursdays, 10 AM-Noon. Tuesday classes begin February 5 and Thursday classes begin February 7. All classes end the week of April 22. Class room information will be forthcoming. Advanced classes cost $125. All others cost $100. Continuing Beginners classes assume that you have some knowledge of Spanish. All who are interested, please contact the instructor, Susan Sotelo, susansotelo@cox.net or 327-8267. Tai Chi

Tai Chi classes have resumed. If interested, please join us Thursdays, 10-11:30 AM, Social Hall/Dance Studio. Contact Donna Drazenovich, ddraz@yahoo.com. Clinical research has proven that Tai Chi is a preventive and rehabilitative therapeutic tool for a variety of health issues including balance, postural stability, musculoskeletal strength, flexibility, cardio-respiratory fitness, immune function and stress management. Tai Chi helps core awareness, quality of life and functional ability, endurance, fall prevention and reaction time in elderly people. In our class we stress the use of Tai Chi in your daily life. Western Dancing Classes by Kactus Kickers

Open to all SCOV residents. Eight-week dance classes, Thursdays, January 10 thru February 28, Auditorium. Classes will be taught by Frank and Joan Morris. Dance Fundamentals Classes Designed to teach the basics of four popular dance steps: two-step, swing, waltz and cha-cha. Class meets 6:30-7:30 PM. Continuing Development Class Designed for people who feel comfortable with the basic dance steps but want to refine and extend their dancing skills. Class will focus on the two-step, swing, waltz and cha-cha with specific content in each session. Some pattern dances will also be taught. Class meets 7:30-8:30 PM.

Registration for both classes Thursday, January 3, 9-11 AM, Social Hall/Lobby. Contact Del Salvaterra 834-5146.

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

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For Your Information The items contained under this heading are provided as a service to residents. SCOVCA assumes no responsibility or liability for the information contained therein. AARP Drivers Safety Program (DSP)

Wednesday, February 13, 1-5 PM, Vistoso Center/ Apache. Pre-registration is required. Limited to 25 students. To register call Coco Sullivan 917-8072. $12 for AARP members, $14 non-AARP members. A classroom course designed for older drivers. 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 2 through April 13, 9 AM-Noon, Vistoso Center. Bring 2011 return; 2011 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. AARP tax preparation appointments can be made on Saturday, January 19, 1-1:30 PM, Social Hall/Kachina Lounge by calling Sandy Fritz 818-9683 starting Wednesday, January 23 or by stopping at the Vistoso Center Saturdays starting February 2, 9:30-10:30 AM. Please do not call Association staff with tax questions. Costume Closet

To access the Costume Closet in Desert Oasis, please call: Lynne Newbauer 818-3516, Marty Siracusa 825-6961 or Betty Verderese 825-7811. Donate Your Old Cell and Smart Phones

The SCV Emerge! Auxiliary wants to thank the many folks who have donated their 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! Please call Nancy Williams 818-3178 for drop-off. Just In Case... Be Prepared

In case of an emergency where would emergency personnel find your health and insurance information? The Fire Station provides a File of Life that can be placed on your refrigerator for emergency responders use. The file is available, free of charge, from the Fire Department. Sock Drive - Benefits Homeless Veterans

Thanks to all who donated to our sock drive. The amazement of the staff at the Tucson Veterans Homeless Program was great to see when Hal and Sandy Jasper assisted by Max and Jean McCormick

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delivered 2,241 pair of socks to the VA Hospital. Socks were donated by SCOV residents and the surrounding community that were invited to participate this year. The media crews that covered the December 19 delivery were surprised that, considering the state of the economy, the SCOV Sock Drive was able to increase the donation by such a large margin. Thank you to everyone who participated. Wheels for Kids

Last year, the Vistoso Cyclists and Seniors for Kids delivered 115 refurbished and 22 new bikes to 14 various children’s services organizations all at no charge. This was made possible because of generous contributions from Sun City Oro Valley residents and the Vistoso Cyclists. Make a difference in a needy child’s life this year with a gently-used bike or a tax deductible contribution payable to Seniors for Kids. In the memo portion put in Wheels for Kids. Send check to Phil Procida, 962 E. Royal Ridge Drive, Oro Valley, AZ 85755. Want to know more? See insert or call Phil 742-7399.

Celebrations & Life Events

SCOV Resident Wins First Place in Dualthon

Corinna Goodman, a member of Vistoso Cyclists, won the World Title for the Duathlon (10k run, 40k bike, 5k run) in her age division (70+), this summer in Nancy, France. We’re proud Corinna rides with us but she’s just the same Corinna who wonders, “What’s the fuss?” Pam Davidson - In Five Art Exhibitions

SCOV resident artist Pam Davidson was invited by SAACA (Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance) to have a one-woman show at Skyline Country Club, from mid-January to April. Opening reception Thursday, January 24, 6 PM, Skyline Country Club. RSVP. http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=99bhiscab &oeidk=a07e6phzlm62dc74bca She will be a part of SAAG (Southern Arizona Arts Guild) show at the Sheraton Hotel on east Grant Rd. starting January 1. She is also scheduled to do a two-artist show in February at DeGrazia Little Gallery with Earl Wettstein. Opening reception, Sunday, January 27, DeGrazia Little Gallery. No RSVP necessary. In addition she will have a one-woman show at the Rancho House Gallery at Agua Caliente Park in April. Currently, her paintings are in a show at Ventana Medical Systems.

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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.

Bob and I want to thank everyone in Sun City who contributed to our Parkinson’s fundraising this year, both with money and with words of encouragement. We reached an unbelievable amount of $7300. A lot of that money will come back to Sun City residents via the Parkinson’s Exercise Group that meets twice weekly. Thank you one and all. Payton and Bob Davies My sincere thanks to friends, wonderful neighbors and administrative staff for your love and support during Bill’s final days. Your kindness was a great comfort to the entire family. Beverly Davis and Family For this holiday season, many good folks in SCOV bought or collected some great gifts for the Holiday Shop at Davidson Elementary. The kiddos buy gifts for their families using their well-earned Davidson Dollars. So thank you for the gifts and money and thanks to those who volunteered to go to the school and wrap those gifts. Think now for 2013. You are beyond super. Carolyn Lerch Dick would have been proud to know your admiration of his quiet nature and tennis skills. It warms my heart to receive your condolences. You have confirmed our appreciation for the thoughtfulness of our Sun City family of friends. The Broadstone and McMurtrey families are grateful for the comfort and support you have shown. We thank you. Liana My family joins me in expressing our immense gratitude for the wealth of friendship, care and assistance extended by members of this amazing community. We are so grateful for the kind words, visits, offers of help, cards, food and endless love during Ahmad’s illness and after his passing. Sharyn Rafieyan We give a big thank you to all of the Tipster collators who rearranged their schedule to help with the Tipster collation on Monday, December 3. Also, thanks to collators who have helped us over the last year. Without your help, we would not be able to complete the project as rapidly as we do. Dave & Tempe Johnson

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

Peter Erickson Ebb Dozier Robert E. Thompson Ahmad Rafieyan Bernard “Bud” Albin Nancy Morgan Lee Cunningham Walter Martini

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Clubs 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,

A flyer has been inserted in the Tipster with the schedule for the 2013 Social Hall show. All Art League members should make note of the show’s theme and get a start on a piece to display. During the summer months, all SCOV residents are welcome to display their work. Contact Judy or Dave as noted on the flyer. Colored Pencil Club Peggy Webb 825-2731 or Betty Sarr 825-7801 Meet October 1-May 15, Fridays, 9 AM-1 PM, Catalina Vista Etching - Printmakers Vickie Von Elbe 825-1329 Fridays, 9 AM, Catalina Vista/Art Fine Arts Studio Pres. Mellanie Herbert 825-2258 Wednesdays, 9 AM, Catalina Vista/Art

Water media art works will be displayed in the Social Hall in January. These will include pieces by the Watercolor Club and other Art League contributors. Our club is bustling with activity now and our creative juices are flowing. We welcome visitors and have had a fair share this past month. We discuss art happenings in our area and critique completed and quasi-finished paintings with the intent of improving the piece. Come by and see our studio. We might just stir up a desire within to create a painting. Oil Painting - Art Made Easy Merle Broadbent 818-0098 Mondays, 9 AM-Noon, Catalina Vista/Tohono

There are a few empty chairs that need to be filled. If you have been a part of our group in prior years, we miss you. Give Merle a call to discuss starting a new year painting. Sun City Vistoso Tipster, Febraury 2011

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

We are a teaching club and will guide you through the basics of creating a clay sculpture. We primarily work on Monday mornings but have the studio all day. As we do most every year, we plan to start classes this month but no firm dates have been set at this time. Please visit our table at this year’s Club Fair to learn more about sculpting, view some finished pieces and pick up our class schedule.

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

Richard Dutton, returning watercolor instructor, is conducting four classes beginning Tuesday, January 8, 9 AMNoon in the art room at Catalina Vista/Art. Dutton’s fascination with the desert and his love of teaching promises this to be a fun opportunity for students to explore more techniques. One class is Plein-Aire. Sign up with Irma Franke. JoAnne McPherson just finished a Creativity Through Watercolor Class and she emphasized that: “Creative development can be encouraged in everyone. It is developed though a more exploring attitude toward what was being pursued through the use of techniques recognized as being successful.” Arthritis Water Club Pres. Dawn Simske 825-0907, Sec. Ruth Hofstetter 825-8990 Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 1:30 PM, Aquatic & Fitness Center/Pool

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

Astronomy Pres. Bob McPherson 825-0097 JMcPhers2@comcast.net October-May, Third Thursday, 7 PM, Social Hall/Navajo http://www.scovaz.com/clubs/astronomy/

The speaker on January 17 will be Dr. Robert H. Brown, UofA , Department of Planetary Sciences, Lunar and Planetary Laboratory. The title of his talk will be Is Saturn’s Titan Earthlike? Our amazing universe is revealed via classes every Thursday via classes, 4-5 PM, Social Hall/Kachina Lounge. Our current video is entitled Experiencing Hubble. Visitors and nonmembers are welcome to attend the meeting and the videos. Barbershop VLQ (Very Large Quartet) - Kactus Krooners Mike Moyer 818-6509, mmoyerpp@gmail.com October-May, Mondays, 11 AM-Noon, Desert Oasis

Love those barbershop harmonies? Got a song in your heart? Want to hear and feel and learn what it’s like to blend your voice with others barbershop style? Come join this mixed (men and women) a cappella chorus in song for just one hour every Monday. Great way to start each

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week. SCOV visitors welcome. There is strength in numbers, the more the merrier! Bible Study Men’s Bible Study Fred Gustin 825-7531, Bill Moeller 825-8695 October-May, Tuesdays, 7:30 AM, Catalina Vista

We will be studying Jesus’ Private Ministry to His Followers found in the Gospel of John, Chapters 13 through 17. Please join us! Precept Women’s Bible Study Linda Miller 818-2716 or Pat Gustin 825-7531 October-April, Wednesdays, 8:45 AM, Vistoso Center/Apache

We meet weekly for in-depth study of the book of Matthew. Please join this caring group of women who study the Bible and pray for each other.

Bike Club - Vistoso Cyclists Don Piele 520-302-5321 Pres. Tom Meyer 612-791-1791 Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Mountain View Plaza http://www.scovaz.com/clubs/cyclists/

For the 30th Annual El Tour de Tucson, the Vistoso Cyclists were represented by 19 riders. For the 111 mile race we had 11 entries and three guests, two from Minnesota and one from Chicago. The 60 mile race had two riders and in the 42 mile race, had Joe Quinn and his two sons. Joe, 87, completed his 18th tour, more than anyone in the club. He began riding in 1993 and missed only one tour when he broke his hip. We also had two Ride Marshalls, Fred Finney and Jim Elkin. Nine of the riders received the gold ranking signifying an outstanding time for their age bracket. The club cheered all of the riders as they passed by Sun City Vistoso. Congratulations to our enthusiastic bunch of El Tour riders and helpers. Scheduled rides begin this month at 9:30 AM at the Mountain View Plaza. New riders are always welcome. We have three levels of riders and no one is left behind. Riding a bike is easy on the knees and helpful to the heart. As always, see our web site for the current ride schedule and routes. Billiards Ray Hicks 825-2214 Monday-Friday, Noon-4 PM, Catalina Vista/Billiards

Tuesday, November 13, was our only tournament for that month. With all four tables being used, 16 men did their best, but, in the end first place was shared by Ray Hicks and Harvey Prendeville. Second place was taken by Terry Henrichs and third place went to Glen Schnell. Just prior to the tournament start, we had a club meeting, as a good portion of the very active members were present. The issue concerning the start time for all the upcoming 2013 tournaments was discussed and decided. The time of 1-4 PM was accepted by the majority of people present. Our only eight-ball tournament and pot-luck Sun City Oro Valley Tipster, January 2013

supper for this month will be Sunday, January 13. Please check your schedule and sign up early. All the club members hope Don Tucker has a speedy recovery. A new year means something new, so try the Billiards Club. Birders Group Marjorie Flory 825-4580 First Friday, 4 PM, Catalina Vista http://www.scovaz.com/clubs/birders/

All residents are welcome to bird with us and attend our planning meeting January 4. You must contact the group coordinator prior to 12 noon the day before Birders and fall colors at Madera Canyon. the trip to assure your carpool space. Meet at the parking area behind the Vistoso Center 15 minutes before the departure time. Bring lunch where indicated. Don’t forget binoculars, hat, water, sunscreen, and a bird guidebook. Gas money will be collected before departure from SCOV. Thu., Jan. 3, 8:30 AM Mon., Jan 7, 6:30 AM Tue., Jan. 15, 7:30 AM Wed., Jan. 23, 6:30 AM Wed., Jan. 30, 7 AM Tue., Feb. 5, 7:30 AM

Catalina State Park. Max Haegele 8189178. $2 carpool. Whitewater Draw. Shirley Piplani 8258428. Take lunch. $14 carpool. Christopher Columbus Park. Don Turner 825-8375. $3 carpool. Patagonia-Sonoita Creek Preserve. Barbara Gates 825-7645. Take lunch and Nature Conservancy card. $12 carpool. Tubac Country Club grounds & I-19 points south. Maggie and Roger Hinkle 818-9488. Take money for lunch at Wisdoms. $10 carpool. Sweetwater Ponds. Diane Harris 3951714. $3 carpool.

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

Welcolme to the New Year. Hopefully we’ll get some new members this year, so if you know anyone who might be interested, please give them a nudge. All are welcome and it is such an easy game to play. You’ll have fun, win or lose. Want to remind everyone that our dues are due this month, $5 pp. Our treasurer will be at the Bocce courts on our playing days, so if you would like to pay this year’s dues at that time, Rosemary will be happy to take your money. Also we want to remind you of our upcoming Pizza Party, Friday, Febraury 15, Catalina Vista. So come have some pizza and help us celebrate Valentines’ Day. Cost of pizza party will be $5 pp members and $7 pp guests. See you all on the Bocce courts.

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Book Clubs Book Club Lillian Vittenson 825-5522, Eileen Rotman 825-5434 First Monday, 1:30 PM, Catalina Vista/Pima

Join us for an inspiring and interesting discussion on Monday, January 7. Ann Feeney will guide our group as we learn more about a fascinating woman’s courageous escape from nations dominated by unrest, instability and violence. Ayan Hirsi Ali’s best-seller memoir, Infidel, describes the author’s difficult journey from the desert poverty of Somalia to Saudi Arabia, Kenya and eventually the Netherlands. Though raised in a strict Muslim family, Hirsi Ali resolves to fight what she sees as injustice in the name of religion, and explains how she emerges as a compelling defender of the West. February 4, Jan Linn will lead the discussion on Queen of America by Luis Alberto Urrea, continuing the adventures of Teresita, as she flees revolutionary Mexico, to Tucson, El Paso, and eventually, Clifton, Arizona. Newcomers are always welcome. Great Books Pres. Barbara Gates 825-7645; VP Sharyn Rafieyan 825-6762 October-May, First and Third Wednesdays, 2 PM, Catalina Vista/Tohono

Correcting last month’s errors, please note that Judy Carlson and Elise Asch led our discussions of The Rat Man and our first discussion of The Island was led by Esther Goldman. Joan Brauer will guide the continuation January 2. Esther Berlot, Connie Armstrong and Lois Frank will help us explore David Grossman’s Momik this month and next. Concerned with the lingering effects on the Jews of the Holocaust, Grossman questioned how such horrors are allowed to happen. His explanation involves what he calls the language of the masses, “a language intended to liberate the individual from responsibility for his actions, to temporarily sever his private, individual judgment from his sound logic and natural sense of justice.” He remains concerned that today’s mass media employs a similar language with comparable results but posits that “literature can repeatedly redeem for us the tragedy of the one from the statistics of the millions.”

Bowling - Pathfinders Blake Napper 818-2718 Mondays, 9:30 AM, Fiesta Lanes (River and Oracle Rd.) Bridge

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

Annual dues $8 pp are payable now. Please be present at least 10 minutes before play begins, so we can start on time. Bring exactly $1 pp for prize money each time you play. Residents may play twice before joining. Renters, with an Association renter’s card, are welcome to join. Guests of residents may play only twice in a year. We are not an ACBL sanctioned club and do not award master points.

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Ladies Monday Social Bridge Pres. Marilyn Smoler 818-7880 Mondays, Noon, Social Hall/Navajo

Welcome in the New Year with a fun game of bridge every Monday with a fun group of women. We look forward to seeing you! Ladies Wednesday Bridge Pres. Marilyn Smoler 818-7880 Wednesdays, Noon, Social Hall/Hopi

Come and play each Wednesday at 12:25 PM. We have enjoyed having our snowbirds back and would enjoy any other newcomers as well. Tallies are 50¢. June Jaeger 818-9564

Marathon Bridge

The Marathon begins each year in October. If you’d like to join next year call June. Mixed Social Bridge Pres. Barney Budreck 825-2172 Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 9 AM, Desert Oasis/Zuni

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

Get back in the game with your neighbors. Enjoy an afternoon honing your bridge skills. Tuesday Night Partners Bridge Pres. Jon Buchel 825-6735, jonbuchel@comcast.net VP Ger Krabbendam, 825-1138 gkrabbendam@g.mail.com Tuesdays, 6:30 PM, Social Hall/Papago

Bridge players enjoy a challenging game for the evening, so plan to join us 6:20 PM, Social Hall. Bring a partner and $1 for each player. There were no grand slams bid and made during the month, but you may be the lucky couple this month and divide a $10 check for that accomplishment. Bunco Fern 825-8127, Pat 825-7198 Fourth Tuesday, 1-4 PM, Desert Oasis/Zuni Canasta CJ Barbee 825-5885, Rosemary Dalla Rosa 825-1982 Thursdays, 6 PM, Desert Oasis

Happy New Year to all our Canasta players. Let’s start the New Year by trying to get some new members. If you know anyone who might be interested in playing Canasta, please give them a nudge. It’s such a fun game, and it’s a fun group. We always have such a good time, and we are all happy to help any one out who would like to come and try to play. Come give it a try: you will be very welcome, and I promise you’ll have a great time.

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Desert Celtic Society Pres. Frank Maisch 825-8583 Ceramic Club Pres. Carney Lewis 825-0044 Monday-Wednesday Noon-3 PM; Tuesday and Friday, 9 AM-Noon Craft Complex/Ceramics

The Board meeting will be held Thursday, January 10, 10 AM; the General meeting, Thursday, January 17, 10 AM, both in the pouring room. Katy Melcher taught several beginner classes in November. If you are interested in instructions at any level, contact Katy. Clay Club Pres. Joan Brown 825-5793 Meetings first Thursday, 1 PM, Craft Complex/Clay Studio

The Winter Party was a success! Thank you, Janice Waller, for orchestrating such an outstanding social event. Clay Club dues are $15 pp payable to The Clay Club. A member form must accompany the check. Directions for adding your name to the email distribution list are posted in the Clay Studio. Are you new to the Clay Club? Elaine Smith and Joan New members are gathering Mon- Kelley at Winter Party. days, 1-3 PM, Clay Studio/Craft Complex. Get acquainted, work on projects and help each other. Have you considered learning to use the potters’ wheel, but need a good excuse? This is it! Come make bowls to help feed the hungry! Empty Bowls charity supper and bowl sale is just around the corner. Club donations need to be completed by March 1. Workshops announced. January: Sandra Procida will teach a workshop on “Pillow” Glazing. February: Tamara Sanderson will teach a Hand Built Mug workshop. March: Alice Bies will teach a Warriors workshop. April: Pearl Joseph will teach a Dropped Pot workshop. Sign up sheets are in the Clay Studio/Craft Complex. Vistoso Computer Society (VCS) Information: Paul Chorney 825-8502 chorneys@comcast.net Gaston Meloche 638-5404 educationchair.gaston@gmail.com Membership: Dave Johnson 2427 Nasturtium St., 825-6994 Web page: http://www.scovaz.com/clubs/computer/

The next special Computer Talks will be Discover and Explore Smart Phones, Sunday, January 13, 2 PM, Catalina Vista. Many of you are wondering if you should have one. This presentation will help you make an informed decision. If you already have one, it may answer some of your questions about smart phones. As you know this series is open to anyone in our SCOV community. The VCS general meeting is Monday, January 14, 1 PM, Auditorium. The program is Gene Barlow. His presentation is Taking successful Close-up Photographs and Protecting them from loss. Please note instructor’s preference for class registration and use the vehicle indicated if only one method of communication is listed. Sun City Oro Valley Tipster, January 2013

January Class Schedule

Photoshop Elements 101 Demo for PC & Mac Users 1 Session Thurs. Jan. 3 10:15 AM-12:15 PM Brian O’Neill Please use email broneill@comcast.net Photoshop Elements 101 for PC & Mac Users 4 Sessions Thurs. Jan. 10, 17, 24, 31 10:15 AM-12:15 PM Brian O’Neill Please use email broneill@comcast.net Windows 7 for PC Users4 Sessions Thurs. Jan 10, 17, 24, 31 1-3 PM Karen Hasselbach Please use e-mail candydish7@gmail.com Skype for PC Users 1 Session Tues. Jan. 8 10:15 AM-12:15 PM Sue Lane Please use email sklane6970@aol.com Making a Photo Book Using Shutterfly for PC & Mac Users 1 Session Sat. Jan. 12 9:15 AM-11:15 AM Dave Johnson 825-6994 dpjohn@aol.com Last Pass Vault for PC Users 1 Session Tues. Jan. 15 10:15 AM-12:15 PM Sue Lane Please use email sklane6970@aol.com iPad Users Group for PC & Mac Users 1 Monthly Session Tues. Jan. 15 1-3 PM Sonny Kaye Please use email sakmac@comcast.net iPhone User Tips 1 Session Mon. Jan. 28 1-3 PM Peg Bushong Please use email jerpegbushong@hotmail.com Help Sessions for PC & Mac Users Tues. Jan 8 & 22 1-3 PM All classes and workshops require registration. Register directly with the instructors by phone or email. Instructors’ names and email addresses are listed on VCS website http://www.suncityorovalley.com/ clubs/computer. Class schedules are also available outside the computer learning center. Membership dues are $10/household starting January 1, 2013. Checks, not cash, will be accepted for dues at the meetings or can be sent to Dave Johnson, 2427 Nasturtium St., along with the application form available outside the learning center. Membership is required for all classes except Beginning PC and includes help sessions and the right to join the Listserv (online bulletin board) to receive announcements and computer help from other members. To be added to the VCS or MacListserv, click on Listserv on the VCS web page. Recycle used ink cartridges in the bin provided just outside the computer lab. Cribbage Club Robert Hines 825-2208 First and third Thursdays, 6:30 PM, Catalina Vista/Pima

Our December 6, tournament results were first place, Barbara Marshall; second place, Bob Hines and third place, Dick Kurczewski. Our next tournament will be March 7.

On The Cover...

This month’s cover photo of a butterfly on a bottlebrush tree, was taken by resident Steve Holmes November 13. Steve refers to the Monarch butterfly as a whole new breed of “snowbird”. Seems odd to see them here in November.

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Dance Groups Ballroom - Vistoso Villanellas Pres. George Holthus 818-1042 Membership: Aldo J. Burdi 818-3516 September-May Dances: Third Friday, 7 PM, Auditorium

Our monthly dance, January Journey, will be held Friday, January 18. We’ll dance to the Tom Patrick Band and they will play, for our dance entertainment, from 6:30 to 9:30 PM. Social hour 6 PM. Dress code is dressy/coats for men. Contact: Helen/Dave Diedrick 825-8407 Tickets on sale on Tuesday/Wednesdays, January 8, 9, 8:30-10 AM, Social Hall. Members $15; Non-members $20. Dancin’ Dynamos Pres. Patsy Pulley 825-6694 Sec./Treas. Del Salvaterra 834-5146 Classes Social Hall/Dance Studio

Do you love to dance? Dancin’ Dynamos is a great way to try out dancing for fun and exercise. $5 pp annual dues for three groups: Cloggers, Hula and Tappers. Come watch one or more of the classes before joining. Men and women are welcome. We’d love to see you. Cloggers Instructor/Registrar Anne Wilson 297-0843 Tuesdays 9-10:30 AM, Social Hall/Dance Studio

Steps are taught and dances are cued, so it’s easy to learn. $4 pp for one hour, $5 pp for one and a half hours, Dance Studio. We will begin with easier numbers and progress to more advanced levels throughout the class. Contact instructor Anne Wilson. Hula - Aloha Hula Sisters

Del Salvaterra 834-5146 dslittlebrowngal@gmail.com Class and Practice: Social Hall/Dance Studio Class: October-May, Tuesdays, 1-3 PM Practice: October-May, Thursdays, 2:45-3:45 PM http://www.scovaz.com/clubs/hula/

Come dance with us. Learn kahiko (ancient) and ‘auna (contemporary/modern) styles of hula dancing. The graceful movements of hula are not strenuous. Hula dancing is fun and it provides a fitness regimen which helps tone hips, legs and abdominals. Classes are free. Contact instructor Del Salvaterra.

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

The focus of this class is to learn tap combinations while getting some exercise and improving balance.

Line Dancing - Sunliners Pres. Judy Bjorling 818-1296 Membership: Karen Caldwell 825-5231 http://www.scovaz.com/clubs/sunliners

All classes, practices and dances are held in the Auditorium unless otherwise noted. DANCES: Open Line Dance Fri. Jan., 4 6:30 -8:30 PM Sun City Vistoso Tipster, Febraury 2011

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All classes cancelled Sat., Jan. 26

CLASSES:

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

PRACTICES:

Intermediate Intermediate Transition Intermediate Continuing Beginner

Sun., 11 AM-Noon (Dance Studio) Wed., 2-3 PM (Dance Studio) Thu., 2:45-3:55 PM Thu., 3:55-5 PM

Rock ‘N Roll Pres. Earl Cohen 818-2582 Dances in the Auditorium http://www.scovaz.com/clubs/rocknroll/

Our Holiday Get Together and Fund raiser on December 9 to benefit YOTO (Youth on Their Own) was a great success. Through raffle ticket sales, a silent auction and direct donations, the club raised $9,000 for YOTO, which supports the high school graduation and continued success of local homeless youth by providing financial assistance, basic human needs and guidance. Groovy….Far out…..Remember the 60s? Break out your beads, headbands and smiley faces because you won’t want to miss “Feelin’ Groovy”, our upcoming dance party featuring The Mid-Life Crisis Band Saturday, January 19. Doors open 6:15 PM. Dance 7-10 PM, Auditorium, snacks/dessert/BYOB. Tickets $15 members/$20 non-members. Ticket sales January 11, 9-11 AM (members only) and January 14, 9-11 AM, Social Hall Lobby. No tickets available at the door. All sales final. Square Dancing - Sundancers Co-Pres. Roger and Jane Radomsky 531-1054, rogernjane@msn.com Caller Ron Markus Dances; Wednesdays, 7 PM, Auditorium www.sundancersquarestucson.com

December closed out 2012 with two well-attended dances. One gave Christmas gifts to needy kids, and the second danced out the old year. We begin 2013 with weekly dances on Wednesdays, 7-9 PM. Black & White Club Colors should be worn on the first Wednesday of each month. We look forward to Saturday, January 26, with our second Guest Caller Dance. Mike Sikorsky, always a crowd-pleaser, will be calling Squares beginning at 7 PM with Ronnie & Bonnie Bonds cueing Round Dances at 6:30 PM. Tickets are being sold at regular Wednesday dances and at the door for $15/cpl. Tickets are also on sale for our season final Guest Caller dance. This will be a special day on Saturday, March 2 with Mike Seastrom conducting an afternoon workshop beginning 2 PM and the 7 PM evening dance, $20/cpl.

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Western Dancing - Kactus Kickers Pres./Membership Del Salvaterra 834-5146 dslittlebrowngal@gmail.com Dances: November-April, Second Friday, Auditorium Practice: As scheduled http://www.scovaz.com/clubs/kactus/

Say howdy to the new year at the First Winter Roundup dance, Friday, January 11, Auditorium. Social starts 6 PM. Dance to the music of Beau Renfro and the Clear Country Band 6:30-9:30 PM. Western wear is always encouraged but not required. Snacks, beverages, mixers and dessert are provided. BYOB.

Tickets $15 members, $20 nonmembers Ticket sales in the Social Hall/Lobby Monday, January 7, 9-11 AM Tuesday, January 8, 9-11 AM Wednesday, January 9, 9-11 AM Ticket contact: Bob and Ruth Hochstein 818-1042

Eight-week dance lessons for Beginners and Continuing Development sponsored by the club begin Thursday, January 10. Register Thursday, January 3, 9-11 AM, Social Hall/Lobby. See Workshops and Classes section for details. Mark your calendar for next month’s dance, February 8. Day Trippers Chair Jack Gallagher 825-4650 Membership Doris: Dent 825-8009 Meetings Second Friday, 9 AM, Social Hall/Navajo Mon.-Thurs., Jan. 28-Feb. 1 Carnival Cruise, Long Beach/Santa Catalina/ Ensenada, Mexico - Wait List. Monitor: Joy Johnson 8250412 Mon., Feb. 25 Free Wild Horse Casino Trip - Bus leaves at 9 AM; departs Casino @ 4 PM. Incl. $5 food voucher, $10 player voucher. Drawing on bus for one additional food voucher. Monitor: Joan Vander Vliet 825-4650. Tue., Mar. 12 The Big Room Tour at Kartchner Caverns, lunch included at Horseshoe Cafe in Benson. Bus leaves at 8 AM; returns home by 4:30 PM. Cost $68 pp. Monitor: Lori Covey 638-6571.

Come to our meetings and hear about planned trips for 2013 which include a two-day bus trip to Laughlin, a guided tour of Tucson and Zion/Tuachan. Democratic Club Ben Love 825-8064, bflove1@juno.com: VP, Arlene Lehto 825-1327 February, April, September, and November: Second Saturday, 1 PM, Social Hall www.Pimadems.org

The SCOV Democratic Club will not meet in January. Since 2013 is not an election year, we will meet only in February, April, September and November. Our board will meet on Wednesday, January 16, 1:30 PM, Social Hall/Navajo. Dinner ’N Show Gay Russell 825-5763; Membership: Julie Balogh 818-1046 First Monday, 7:15 PM, Auditorium

General meeting: First Monday, 7:15 PM, Social Hall. All are welcome to join us for our monthly meetings. Bring your checkbook to the meeting; we prefer not to take cash. Sat., Jan. 12 Zoppé Family Circus (UofA) at Reid Park. Lunch at Oregano’s. Bus, lunch, reserved seats, $75. Lynn Krivitz, 8257689. Bus leaves at 1:00 PM. Sun City Oro Valley Tipster, January 2013

Sat., Jan. 26 Carol Burnett, Centennial Hall. Bus and show tickets, $82. Florence Duckett, 825-1994. Bus leaves at 6:45 PM. Sat., Feb. 9 The Hit, Hale Centre-Gilbert. Lunch at Texas Roadhouse. Bus, lunch, show, $70. Marcia Polley, 818-9073. Wed., Feb. 27 Memphis, Nederland Production, TCC. Bus and orchestra seats, $72. Kathy Garver, 344-9725.

Buses leave on time behind the Vistoso Center. The bus leaves promptly. Discussions Groups Great Decisions Jack Evert 818-3068 Saljack439@msn.com January-May, Second and Fourth Wednesdays, 11 AM, Social Hall/Papago

Our first session will be Egypt. The popular revolution that ousted President Hosni Mubarak in 2011 and ushered in the promise of radical change. Two years later, what is the state of the Egyptian democracy? How will the military and the civilian government balance power? Briefing books are available. Call Jack Evert for yours, Price is $20. The first session will be on Wednesday, January 23, 11 AM, Social Hall/Papago. Pro Freedom Discussion Group Jim Huffer 825-8743 September-January, Second and Fourth Wednesdays, 11 AM, Social Hall/Papago

At the January 9 meeting we will view and discuss two videos: The Elite’s Plan for World-Wide Genocide Revealed by Dr. Webster Tarpley and The Collectivist Conspiracy by G. Edward Griffin. Dog Club - Fido’s Friends Pres. Marge Gustafson, margustafson@gmail.com Membership: Elaine Deeter, 825-5388 Next meeting January 17, 2 PM, Social Hall/Hopi

The January meeting will feature a speaker from Southern Arizona Greyhound Adoption, an all-volunteer, non-profit organization, dedicated to helping racing greyhounds find permanent homes. They provide the greyhounds with pre-adoption health services and residential foster care. Adopters are supported with follow-up mentoring and ongoing greyhound breed education. We will have a greyhound in attendance for all to meet. There will be door prizes and refreshments. Please give your dog a hug and while you are doing that, check his tags to be sure all information is current, complete and readable. It could make all the difference if your dog is lost.

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

Give your body a treat and a tune-up at Energetic Exercise. Sally Martinez, our professional instructor, has been leading these classes at Sun City Oro Valley for over 18 years. She’s expert at keeping us seniors strong and flexible with a variety of aerobic and cardio exercises plus wonderful balance and stretch moves. You’ll be amazed at how good you’ll feel! New members are always welcome, men and women. Your get-acquainted class is free. Annual dues are $3. Tickets are $30 for 12 classes.

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

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

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

On January 8 (one week later because of New Year), our presenter will be L. Craig “Scooter” Grubb, of Morgan Stanley who will review the old year and project the future outlook using his special technology. On January 15, we will show the video: The Take down of Glass Steagall in the Social Hall/Navajo.

Vistoso Native American Flute Circle Peggy Webb 825-2731, Member information: Ed Pendrys 825-7151 First Sunday, 2-4 PM, Catalina Vista/Tohono

Researchers tell us one way to keep our minds alert is to learn to play a new musical instrument. Our club offers you the opportunity to learn to play the Native American Flute. You don’t need to know how to read music. It is easy to learn with only five basic notes. Please note the meeting time change.

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

You are welcome to join us as a guest for two meetings and find out what a great group we are. Annual dues $5 pp. Mark your calendars for these coming events: Wed., Jan. 2, 9 AM – Social Hall – Holiday Undecorating Wed., Jan. 9,1:30 PM, Catalina Vista, Regular meeting Caring for Citrus Wed., Jan. 16, 11 AM, Tour Steam Pump Ranch with Baggins sandwich lunch. Wed., Feb. 13, 1:30 PM,Catalina Vista, Regular meeting topic Roses. Tue., Feb. 19, 9 AM, Mesquite Valley Growers and Tanque Verde Ranch buffet lunch.

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

Ancestry.com is available on our club’s computers. It’s the most popular website for genealogy research. But with 29,000 searchable databases, it can be hard to find your way around. Sherri Hessick will show us how in her presentation at our January meeting. Sherri volunteers at the Langley Family History Center and has taught genealogy classes for Tucson OASIS. Dues are due! $15/pp or $25/household, checks payable to SCVGS. Shirley Dubansky will collect at our January meeting. You may also mail her a check, or leave it in her drawer in the club rooms. Sun City Vistoso Tipster, Febraury 2011

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

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

Gun Club Pres. Warren Cuthbert 818-1282 Meeting Second Wednesday, October-May, 2 PM, Social Hall/Papago

For our January 9 meeting we have Jim and Kathleen Kuck, NRA Certified Firearms Instructors, who own JnC Defensive Strategies, LLC. They will present a program on NRA Firearms Training, Personal Protection Classes, Refuse To Be A Victim Classes and Arizona Concealed Classes. The Gun Club is for people who have an interest in learning about guns, shooting, personal protection and firearm safety. In fact, you do not need to own a gun or have any experience with firearms to come to Gun Club meetings. At some meetings we have guest speakers from law enforcement or other gun related organizations. Hand and Foot Bonnie Arneson 229-1084 Sundays, 1:30 PM, Desert Oasis Havurah

Co-Pres. Michael and Sonny Kaye 825-8546 Corresponding Sec. Lorie Behrmann 395-1812 Third Monday, October-May, 7 PM, Catalina Vista http://www.scovaz.com/clubs/havurah/

We share an interest in Jewish culture with events and programs open to everyone. Special thanks to Sonny and Michael Kaye for the success of Goldberg’s Will, and to Elise Asch and Aviva Kamin for the success of the December Brunch, both of which were greatly enjoyed by the membership and guests. Upcoming events Women’s Brown Bag Lunch, Fri,, Jan. 4, 11:30 PM, Catalina Vista/Pima. Contact Norma Brewster 760-1225. Fun With Yiddish, Wed., Jan. 9, 7 PM , Social Hall/Navajo. Contact Chorneys, 825-8502. Members Only Dinner Party and Klezmer Concert: Celebrating Ha vurah’s 18th Anniversary, Sun., Jan. 13, 5 PM, Audi- torium. Theme: Our Eastern European Heritage. Music by the Klezmerkaba. Tickets $15 pp. Sales Wed., Jan. 9, 10 AM-Noon, Social Hall. General meeting, Monday, February 18, 7 PM, Catalina Vista. Dr. David Sattinger will speak on Astronomy, the Babylonian Captivity and the Hebrew Bible.

Remember, bring non-perishable food items for the Catalina Food Bank to all events. Dues $10 pp. Contact Bernie Greenapple 825-5697.

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Hiking Club Dave Fraser 818-2434 for new member orientation hike information. http://www.scovaz.com/clubs/hiking

The Hiking Club welcomes new members. Please contact Dave Fraser to schedule your orientation hike, a prerequisite for joining the club. On Sunday, January 27, the third program on U.S. Parks will be presented at 2 PM, Social Hall/Navajo. The subject will be North Shore Lake Superior State Parks, Voyageurs National Park and the Superior Hiking Trail. The program is free of charge and is open to all SCOV residents. Jack Evert, member of the Hiking Club, will be the presenter and will highlight natural wonders such as the Gorges at Temperance, the High Falls at Tettegouche and Grand Portage and the Devil’s Kettle at Judge Magney, just to name a few. Save the date and plan to attend. You won’t be disappointed.

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

ILR - Institute of Learning in Retirement Pres. Lei Lane Bammell, leibammel@earthlink.net Curriculum: Sharyn Rafieyan, srafieyan@comcast.net Registration: Milt Damlich, mdamlich@aol.com Samplers and Short Subjects: Gaston Meloche, ILR.Samplers@gmail.com http://SunCityILR.com

The ILR began in the fall of 2003 with four courses and about 120 members. This winter session we have 15 classes offered to our 700 members. Ten of them begin the week of January 7-11. All of this has been possible due to our many volunteers who are committed to a quality learning program for our community. The header above names some of the people who have contributed to this excellent resource for SCOV residents. Check out the website SunCityILR.com for more information on our club. If you didn’t sign up for classes, try our Thursday Samplers, 2-4 PM, Catalina Vista, beginning January 10. No sign-up or fees necessary. See Workshops and Classes for the listings; you’ll find a wide range of topics by skilled presenters. Visit with your friends during the break and enjoy our refreshments. Japanese Flower Arranging Club Donald Marier 825-4878 dmarier1@comcast.net Doris Oliver 818-1512 dorisoliver81@msn.com October-May, Second and Fourth Mondays, 2-4 PM, Catalina Vista/Pima

Karate Club Pres. Fred Hargrave 825-1779 Classes: Wednesdays, 9 AM-Noon, Social Hall/Dance Studio Mah Jongg Pres. Jenny Clark 818-3815 Sec. Sonny Kaye 825-8546 Thursdays, 1 PM, Desert Oasis/Zuni Business meeting, First Thursday

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Mexican Train Dominoes Pres. Judy Rigby 638-8800 Refreshments: Laurie Chikusa 825-4635 Second and Fourth Saturdays, 6 PM, Catalina Vista

The January 12 session will be an appetizer/dessert potluck. Those members with last names A--M are asked to bring a dessert and N--Z an appetizer. We will start at 5 PM with play immediately following. The January 26 session will be regular play starting at 6 PM. When members sign in for play, please volunteer to serve refreshments at one of our club nights and pay your $7 dues for 2012-2013. Modelers Club Pres. Dave Sarther 825-3767, sartherdj@aol.com, Meetings: Second Friday, 8 AM, Catalina Vista/Pima http://www.scovaz.com/clubs/modelers

All SCOV 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, operating the prototype or that member may just be a person who enjoys having researched a prototype and can share their knowledge. SCOV Modelers Club visited the Franklin Auto Museum in Tucson in November. Attendees included club members: (l to r) Ted Podgorski, Dan Cain, Franklin Museum Curator, Dave Sarther, Hugh Madson, Dan Stoleson, Jim Haug, Fred Faust, Jim Paul, Tom Prall and Bob Rubino. Natural Health and Wellness Club Sherokee llse 818-3279 sherokeeilse@yahoo.com Third Wednesdays, 3-4:30 PM, Catalina Vista/Pima Room http://www.scovaz/clubs/healthwellness

Our mission: To discuss, share and provide natural approaches to health and wellness. On January 16, Ginger Carter, Tucson Nutritionist, will share information about the Tower Garden, a vertical aeroponic gardening system. Learn how you can grow almost any fruit, vegetable or flower year round with no dirt, no weeds, no hoeing, and no bugs. It uses ten percent of the land and water that a soil garden would require. Ginger specializes in diet for autoimmune diseases. She received her degree in Nutrition from the University of Kentucky. She has spoken nationally for many health organizations. She has been a writer for many national publications. Check out our calendar of events on our Club web page listed above. Dues for 2013 are $3 pp.

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

Pan (Panguingue) is a fun and interesting card game. Stop in to watch us play at any session. If you like what you see, we’ll teach you to play. Call Ena. Vistoso Photo Club Pres. Dave Henderson 465-0650 Meeting Second and Fourth Wednesday, 6:30 PM, Catalina Vista http://www.scovaz.com/clubs/photoclub

We offer comprehensive educational and instructional programs with guest speakers, challenging photo competitions, monthly exhibitions and computer and equipment instruction in our modern photography lab. We are a social club. We have several fun field trips and a couple of wine and cheese socials each year.

Wed., Jan. 2, 9:30 AM, Catalina Vista photo Side by Side. Photo by lab. Club board meeting. Open to all members. Patrick Mulligan Tue., Jan. 8, 9-11 AM. Lab instruction and help session. Sign up sheet on lab door. Wed., Jan. 9, 6:30 PM, Catalina Vista. Program meeting. Charles Hackenbrock, PhD, will present a photographic adventure, The Natural Wonders of East Africa. Jan. 23, 6:30 PM, Catalina Vista. Competition meeting. The assignment is open, with no date restriction. Hal Tretbar, judge.

Winners at master level for the November open competition were Patrick Mulligan and Laura Hackenbrock. We invite you to view the club’s website at http://suncityorovalley.com/clubs/photoclub/homepage. html. There you will find a photo gallery of this year’s digital competition submissions. Guests welcome. A course in Basic Photography will be offered starting February 1. To register and for details call Rudi Punzmann 825-2147.

Photo Workshop Club David Smoler 818-7880, david.of.oro@gmail.com First Wednesday, 6:30 PM, Social Hall/Papago - through April http://www.scovaz.com/clubs/photoworkshop/

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.

January 2 Using All Your Camera’s Features Why controls are important, the basic controls: AUTO/PROGRAM, SCENE, aperture, shutter, ISO, White Balance. Flash versus ambient light. Depth of Field. Shooting panorama and HDR images. March 6 Composing for Drama and Effect Learn to use light properties for drama. High and low-key images. Diagonals curves, and perspective to draw the eye to the subject. Simplicity. Where to place horizons. Unusual angles. Black and white. The correct lens to use.

Do you have some new pictures to share at this meeting? Please email them or bring a print, thumb-drive or CD to the meeting. Tell us how and where you shot and processed them. This is not a competition. There are no fees or dues. For technical details or to be included in our emails, please contact david.of.oro@gmail.com. Sun City Vistoso Tipster, Febraury 2011

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Pickleball Club Pres. Ted Hood 818-2281, Treas. Jack Welch 395-1205 Hours: 7 AM-Noon, 3-5 PM Monday-Friday, 7-11 AM Sat. and Sun. Trainer: Judy Cornelius 818-6610 http://www.scovaz.com/clubs/pickleball

Election of board members will be Sunday, February 3, 2-4 PM, Social Hall/Navajo. Please contact Ted Hood if interested in being on the board and specifically an officer. The Club Fair is Friday, February 1, 1-3 PM, Auditorium. Contact Judy Cornelius if you are interested in helping. We hope to see a lot of new people visiting. Last year we had a lot of new people sign up for lessons and join the club. The club is looking into some league pickleball play with a couple of Tucson area groups. We are also trying to schedule some clinic time with a USAPA representative in the near future. Check the hours of play posted at the courts. Pilates Mary Ayers 638-7916 kayers9753@sbcglobal.net Mondays, 3 PM; Thursdays, 1:30 PM, Social Hall/Dance Studio

Did you know? Pilates is excellent for strengthening both men’s and women’s core muscles (the muscles located in your abdomen and back) and it also helps improve your balance. It is excellent for people with back problems. The exercises are adaptable for all skill levels and will help strengthen muscles in your entire body. Come and give our classes a try! $8/class plus a $20 annual membership fee. Pinochle Bob Segebrecht 825-5480 Play Wednesdays, 6 PM, Desert Oasis/Zuni

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. Poker

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

January 11 we will celebrate our Annual Social Hour, 4:30-5:30 PM, with members. Guest players are welcome. Coffee will be served and refreshments are gratefully accepted. Bring your own drinks. There will be a short meeting before poker starts. Come and have a great time with a great group of guys. January 18 we will hold the fourth annual Bob Johns Memorial No Limit Omaha Tournament. There will be a $10 buy-in with half of the proceeds donated to the Arizona Kidney Foundation in Bob’s name. The remainder will be allocated to the top-three finishers 70%, 20% and 10%. Non-club members are invited and encouraged to play in this tournament. A table for regular poker play will be available. Sign up at 5 PM and the tournament will begin at 5:30 PM. We’re hoping for a large turnout for a good cause. If you have questions call Dave Habbershaw 825-2635.

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Men’s Poker Contact David Habbershaw 825-2635 dhabbershaw@q.com Tuesdays, Thursdays, 6 PM, Desert Oasis Prepare & Share Dining Club Pres. Seph Reese 825-2748 sephlin91@gmail.com Meetings in members’ homes at various times

The Prepare and Share Club members meet in each other’s homes and share meals we have prepared. With good food and good company, it’s a great way to meet new friends. For the January dinner, each group will choose a menu from countries that border the Mediterranean Sea. You could be dining on Egyptian kofta or Spanish garlic chicken and sun-dried tomatoes. Call Seph for more information. Look for our table at the February Club Fair in the Social Hall. Sun City Vistoso Quilters Carol Guibert 818-0441 carolguibert1@gmail.com September-May, Second and fourth Tuesdays, 1 PM, Desert Oasis/Aztec http://www.scovaz.com/clubs/thimblelenas/quilters.html

Our first meeting of the year is January 8, Stephanie Consalvo will show and demo for us a variety of mug rugs, her specialty. Step four of our mystery quilt will be given out at the meeting. Nancy Butler will be taking sign-ups for her January 15 class which will be in the sewing room, 9 AM-Noon. A sample will be displayed in the sewing room window prior to the class. Tuesday, January 22, Jean Sax will be doing a demo at our regular meeting at Desert Oasis. Quilt show sign-ups will be the first part of February so finish those last minute quilt projects so we can all see and admire them at the show.

Racquetball Pres. Al Lichaa 812-0198, Sec./Treas. John Wilson 818-2368 Open Mixed Doubles: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 8-11 AM

We’re having some good racquetball being played and we welcome all interested persons to join us. To schedule lessons, please contact our president. This is a fast sport which teaches good eye and hand coordination and it’s really a well-rounded exercise. Remember our annual meeting and pot luck this month. Active or not, please join us and all spouses and significant others are welcome. Early Music Recorder Ensemble Marge Flory, 825-4580 Tuesdays, Noon, Catalina Vista

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

We are back to our regular meeting schedule, the second Monday, 9 AM, Social Hall/Navajo. The JanuSun City Oro Valley Tipster, January 2013

ary 14 meeting will feature John Smith discussing geocaching. Many of you have enjoyed geocaching but he’ll offer some tips for it to be more successful. January 18, 19, and 20 we will be back at Quartzite, one of our regular haunts. If you haven’t signed up, call Betty Campbell. The Sundowners RV Club is open to anyone whether you have an RV or not. Dues are $10/household. www.scov.com/clubs/sundowners. Republican Club Pres. Merritt McGlothlin 520-572-7853 merrittm@nationwide.net Membership: Glenda McCormick 818-1051 Third Tuesday, 3 PM, Auditorium www.scvrc1.org

Our speaker January 15 is Bruce Ash, our national delegate for the RNC. This will be an interesting, informative presentation. We look forward to seeing you. Visitors are welcome. St. Philip’s Support Group Kirk Kuykendall 825-1693, kksctsn@comcast.net

The St. Phillips’ Support Group will meet Friday, January 25, 5 PM, Catalina Vista/Pima. This will be our Soup and Salad Supper. A donation will be taken to cover cost of supplies. Scandinavian Heritage Club

Scandinavian Smorgasbord, Saturday, February 23, Social Hall/Navajo, $3.50 pp, cash preferred. Udenfor værker (Danish Hors D’Oeuvres) 5:30 PM, middag (dinner) at 6 PM. BYOB. Kaffe (Coffee) will be served. Tickets on sale Monday-Wednesday, February 4-6, 9-11 AM. Tuesday, February 5, 1-3 PM, Social Hall/Lobby. Sign up for your Scandinavian dish to share with 12 people. Sharon Knudson 818-6788.

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

The Scrabble Club welcomes new members. We invite you to join us, whether you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced player. The Official 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.

Seniors for Kids Jean Sax 818-2410 Meet September-May, Desert Oasis

The regular SFK meeting Thursday, January 3 will include an important planning and budget discussion. All members are urged to attend. The Wednesday morning sewing group (9-12 in the Sewing Room) and the Monday afternoon group (1-3 in the Sewing Room) are in great need of additional people to cut, pin, stuff or sew stuffed toys, hand puppets, children’s aprons, small quilts and cloth bags. Our huge Christmas distribution depletes our creations, so we would be especially happy to welcome new members to our group. You don’t need any special skills, just willing hands and a heart for kids.

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Sewing - Thimblelenas Patty Phillips 520-591-6599 Mondays-Fridays, 9 AM-Noon and 1-4 PM, Craft Complex/Sewing http://www.scovaz.com/clubs/thimblelenas/

Serger Training: Serger #101, Basic Usage, learn when to use a serger and practice simple seams, one hour. Serger #102 (101 is a prerequisite) learn to thread our sergers and make rolled hems, two hours. Call Bobi 825-8856 for either class. The next Orientation/sewing machine and Monitor classes will be held on Friday, January 18. Those wishing to take either or both must sign up at the Message Center in the sewing room. Registration will not be taken by phone, but if you have any questions, call Patty Phillips at 591-6599. The new 2013 officers for Thimblelenas are Presidents: Bobi Borenstein, Mary Kuykendall, Janice Strassburg; Secretary, Dottie Bentz; Treasurers, Sue Lane and Sandy Gates. Thimblelenas is comprised of six sewing groups. When you join Thimblelenas, you can sew in all the clubs: Quilters, Pet Beds, Casas Amigas, Seniors for Kids, Cheer Bears and Machine Embroidery. Many of us sew in several groups. Casa Amigas Karen Hasselbach 520-360-0215 Mondays and Thursdays, 9 AM-Noon, Craft Complex/Sewing http://www.scovaz.com/clubs/thimblelenas/CasaAmigas.html

Love to sew? Our group makes dresses, pants, shorts, tops, drawstring bags, bibs, smocks, quilts, etc., from our patterns, all for children who need a little more love. Not into sewing? How about cutting the patterns or pinning the quilts? Sew what interests you. Pick and choose. It’s all about the kids. Cheer Bears Nancy Njaa, 825-5486 September-May, Wednesdays, 1-3 PM, Craft Complex/Sewing http://www.scovaz.com/clubs/thimblelenas/CheerBears.html Machine Embroidery Sharon Randall 1-414-614-5504 Training Coordinator: Karin Frohlich 825-5278 Meetings: Check the Embroidery Club website http://www.scovaz.com/clubs/thimblelenas/MachEmb.html Pet Beds

Leader: Jan Bohe 825-9725 Tuesdays, 1-3 PM, Craft Complex/Sewing http://www.scovaz.com/clubs/thimblelenas/PetBeds.html

It’s cold outside. The cats and dogs love the warm, soft pet beds we create for the animal shelters. Got any washable scraps (especially fiberfill) that we can cut up? Drop off at the sewing room marked Pet Beds. Would you like to help us out either with fabric or your time? No sewing required. Join us. Sheepshead Pres. Bill Allen 825-3095 Tuesdays, 10 AM, Desert Oasis

Join us for a morning of friendship, cards and chatter. The game is well-known in the upper Midwest and is played with 32 cards. Sounds easy, right? Come next Tuesday and find out.

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

Make beautiful greeting cards with stamps on colorful card stock or use silk or metallic thread to embroider patterns on cards. Try the Iris Fold for a new twist. Knitting baby blankets for charity with donated yarn and a friendly group of like-minded people will renew your knitting skills. So limber up your fingers and find out what you will need to begin. No fees. Silversmith and Lapidary Pres. George Tanner 520-818-1226 gtanner65@gmail.com Club meeting, First Monday, 3:30 PM, Craft Complex, Silver Shop.

The silversmith club has been busy with the many new members who joined recently. Our Annual PostHoliday Party is scheduled for Saturday, January 19. We hope you’ll all join us. Stop in to sign up and get the details now. It’s not too late. Our new Board has been selected; Pres., George Tanner; VP, Ed Lindahl; Sec., Elaine Woods; Treas., Heidi Kannengieser, Purchasing Agent, Bob Peoples, and Membership Chairman, Rose Stapfer. Monthly meeting open to all members.

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

The Singers will begin rehearsal January 8. We will start planning and practicing for our April 9 Spring Concert. If you like to sing, come join us. There are no auditions, just a love of music and the joy of singing with others. Dues for 2013 are $10 pp; pay at rehearsals. Sun City Singles Pres. Jan Buchel 825-6735; VP Helen Smith 818-3614 Dinner Meetings, second Thursday, Happy Hour, last Friday every month http://www.scovaz.com/clubs/singles/

The new Board is now active and we wish them a good year. We thank the old Board for a job well done. Our first dinner this year is Thursday, January 10, 5:30 PM, in the Social Hall/Navajo room. The menu is: honey ham, scalloped potatoes, peas and cole slaw, with apple cobbler for dessert. After dinner the Desert Tones will entertain us with popular songs. Happy Hour is Friday, January 25, 5:30 PM, Social Hall/Navajo. We will have light snacks and entertainment. Golf is on Sunday, January 6; contact Joe Tompkins 818-9526.

Tickets: $17 pp for dinner and $ 7 for Happy Hour. Ticket sales: Thursday, January 3, 10-Noon and Friday, January 4, 1-2 PM. Happy Hour tickets only, Tuesday, January 22, 10-11 AM.

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Spanish Cultural Gary Lerch 818-3319 gclerch@comcast.net October, November, January-March Fourth Monday 7 PM, Catalina Vista

On January 28 Jim and Marsha Benshoof will give a presentation about a week of volunteering for The Common Hope Vision Team Trip to Guatemala in November 2011. Learn about the mission which focuses on education for children and support services for their families in and near Antigua, Guatemala. We will also hear about their participation at a Spanish language school and connections with two other service organizations. For advance information: www.commonhope.org. Save the weekend of January 26-27 for our Mata Ortiz Pottery and Zapotec Rug Show. See Coming Events section. Stained/Fused Glass Club Steve Taillie, 825-8804, cell 869-2441 Wye Mace, 825-8738 (fused glass) Fusing: Sundays, 6-8 PM, Tuesdays, 9-11 AM, Craft Complex/Tumbleweed Stained Glass: Wednesdays, Thursdays, 1-4 PM, Craft Complex/Tumbleweed Open Studio: Tuesday-Sunday, 8 AM-5 PM, Craft Complex/Tumbleweed

The dues drive is now in full swing. Membership dues for 2013 are still $10 pp. Please pay your dues by February 1 by check. The studio door lock will be changed soon after. A Beginners Stained Glass Class will be offered in early February, while a Lead Came Class will be scheduled for mid-January. These classes will be offered 9 AM-Noon over a period of four or five days in the Tumbleweed Room. A sign-up sheet is posted on the bulletin board. The studio will be closed to all other users during those mornings. Informal groups will be coming together for a variety of projects, with sign-up sheets on the bulletin board. Mark your calendars for the next Club meeting on Wednesday, February 6, 1 PM, Tumbleweed Room. Our club meetings are always open to SCOV residents. State Clubs Michigan’s Spring Party Is Coming!

Mark your calendar for our annual Pure Michigan brunch, Sunday, February 24, Auditorium. Debbie from Culinary Design is back with a delectable champagne brunch, and we’ll have some prizes, great fellowship, and as always, some great entertainment. Don’t miss it. To volunteer and help out, call Del Salvaterra 834-5146, or Barb Matthies 825-4891. Check the February Tipster for more details.

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Everyone from Minnesota: residents, renters, couples, singles, and especially newcomers are invited to our annual Seasons of Change party Saturday, February 16, social hour 5:30 PM, dinner 6:30 PM, Auditorium. The menu by Culinary Design consists of tossed mixed green salad, chicken Marsala, pork tenderloin with apple chutney, Italian green beans, Sun City Oro Valley Tipster, January 2013

chili cheese rice, multigrain rolls, and Amaretto chocolate cake. Entertainment will again be provided by Wendy Sweet. If you wish to sit with your friends/ guests, please purchase all tickets at the same time. Cost is $20, cash or check. Contact co-chairs Ken and Gail Sheppard 825-1432.

Ticket sales 9-11 AM, Tuesday, January 22, Wednesday, January 23 and Monday, January 28, Social Hall. New England Club

Friday, February 15, 6 PM, join us in the Social Hall/ Navajo. If you have ever lived in New England, plan on good conversation and a delicious meal catered by Sweet Tomatoes Restaurant. The menu includes appetizers, two soups, four salads, baked potatoes with toppings, cookies and beverages. You may BYOB if desired.

Tickets $14 pp, sales Tuesday, January 29 and Friday, February 1, 9-11:30 AM, Social Hall lobby

For further information or to serve on the committee, contact Wendy Baumann 818-0174 or Marjorie Gerdes 825-5750. Wisconsin Party Planning Session

Mark your calendar for Friday, March 22 for the Wisconsin Party. Any resident or renter from Wisconsin not contacted in the past, contact Phil Weinberg 818-3047, so you can be added to our roster. The next planning meeting is Tuesday, January 8, 3:30 PM, Desert Oasis/ Aztec. Senior Olympics Swim Team Gordon Gillin 825-8261 swimgordon@aol.com

Our season starts with the Tucson meet Thursday January 24, 9 AM, Clements pool. There will be clinics on Fridays January 11 and 18, 2-4 PM, Aquatic & Fitness Center pool. Our regular coaches, Joe Bolze, David Goodman, Gordon Gillin and Peter Nelson will help you. The date of the March swim meet at Green Valley is yet to be determined.

Table Tennis Co-Chairs: Les Berlot 818-6463; Ann Owen 343-0335 http://www.scovaz.com/clubs/tabletennis/

We have play at all levels of ability. The best time for new members is Saturdays 10 AM, Catalina Vista. Paddles and balls are available. Tuesday January 8, 5 PM, Catalina Vista/Table Tennis room is our annual meeting to discuss necessary business and to elect officers for 2013. Regular play will resume after the meeting. Table Tennis hours of club play, Catalina Vista: Women Tue., 1:30-3:30 PM Men/Advanced Women Tue., Thu: 5-8 PM Men/Women Recreational Wed., Fri. 4-6 PM Open Club Play Fri., 6-8 PM Clinic by Appointment Sat., 9-10 AM Open Club Play Sat.,10 AM-Noon

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

We are always happy to enroll new members or have residents interested in rug hooking come see us. Tennis Women: Laurie Chikusa 825-4635 Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 7 AM-Noon http://www.scovaz.com/clubs/tennis Men: Karen Lee 818-2200 Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, 7 AM-Noon Mixed Doubles: Sundays, 1-3 PM, Ruby Fuhrmann 818-7828

Congratulations to the men’s super senior team. With a record of 12-3 they finished second at the sectional tournament in El Paso. Captains Dick Schaefer and Jan Fritz thank the team members, Don Anderson, Rick Brown, Duane Eddy, Ron Fuhrmann, Marty Kass, Bayard Kellam, and Jim Williams. Thanks also to the support staff for their help. Coming up: the 135 mixed doubles and the men’s doubles tournaments. The new officers take position this month. They are Pres., Bayard Kellam; VP, Marty Kass; Sec., Sandy Fritz; Treas., Paul Blatt; Men’s Tennis, Karen Lee, Women’s Tennis, Laurie Chikusa and Mixed Doubles, Ruby Fuhrmann. Remember the Ellington Big Band Concert Sunday, January 27, 2-4 PM, Auditorium. The band is comprised of high school students from the Tucson Jazz Institute. Tickets will be available at the courts and the Social Hall. Theatrical Club - SRO (Standing Room Only) Pres. Lynne Newbauer 818-3516 VP Joe Guenther 825-7703

Our spring show is under way. Rehearsals start in January. Anyone who could help with sound, run a spot light, or build some flats, please volunteer! Travelogue Jim Huffer 825-8743 September-May, Third Monday, 7 PM, Social Hall/Navajo

On Monday, January 21, we will show a new series of travelogues by Samantha Brown on her fascinating journey through Asia. Join Sam as she shows two of Asia’s must-see destinations: Japan and Bali.

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. Classes are scheduled for Thursday, January 3, 9 AM Monday, February 4, 9 AM All classes: Vistoso Center/Apache To signup for a class go to www.scovaz.com. 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.

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Ukulele Club - Sun City Vistoso Strummers Pres. Jean James 648-1118; Sec. Jackie Brown 825-2487 Kanikapila, Tuesdays, 10 am-Noon, Desert Oasis/Zuni http://www.scovaz.com/clubs/ukulele/

January will be another very busy and exciting time for the Strummers. We have a gig at Bookman’s on Grant Road Friday, January 4, 3 PM and would be happy to have a fan club of SCOV residents and their friends come out and cheer us on. As always, if you would like to stop by and see what our club is all about, please come to one of our Tuesday Kanikapila (jam session) meet- Happy Faces of Happy Strummers at a Bookmans book ings. You too store performance on Friday, December 7. can learn the ukulele and join in the fun and enrichment of playing a musical instrument. Unit Parties Unit 7 Annual Party

The annual Unit 7 party is coming soon: Saturday, January 12, 5:30 PM, Auditorium. We’re looking forward to celebrating the New Year with neighbors and friends. Mix, mingle, munch and enjoy your favorite music with DJ Gus Dibiasi. Beverages and heavy hors d’oeuvres will be provided. This year’s party is a new format and new time, less formal, more fun. We’ll see you there. Judy Potter 825-9714 or Marlene Lawrence 638-6536.

Tickets $15 pp on sale in the Social Hall 9-11 AM Friday, January 4, and Monday, January 7. Unit 10 Party

Our party is Saturday, January 26, 4-6:30 PM, Social Hall/Navajo with special entertainment by solo artist, Manny Herrera, featuring pop, rock and standards. Bring your favorite hors’d’oeuvre and a name tag. Soft drinks, coffee and dessert are provided. $5 pp requested for entertainment costs. RSVP by Sunday, January 20 to Pat Perry 818-2568, pperry1847@comcast.net or Marsha Scoles 825-2085, davemarshas@q.com. Unit 11 Party

Mark your 2013 calendar for our Unit 11 party Saturday, March 2, a potluck dinner at 5:30 PM. You’ll get the details in February. If you are willing to serve on the committee call Kay Jacobs 825-8525. 18A Unit Party

Saturday, March 30, 5:30-8:00 PM, Catalina Vista, details in February’s Tipster. Wallyball and Water Volleyball Pres., Judy Rigby 638-8800, rigby_judy@yahoo.com (water volleyball rep) VP, Terri Linssen 505-803-2671, tlinssen47@gmail.com Sec/Treas, Dave Martin 818-9249, dmartin600@gmail.com (wallyball rep) Wallyball: Tuesday and Friday, 1-3 PM, AFC/Racquetball Court Water Volleyball: Sunday and Thursday 1-3PM, Desert Oasis Pool http://www.scovaz.com/clubs/volleyball

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Dave Martin; cash only. Water Volleyball will continue throughout the winter months, weather permitting. Wallyball runs year round. Come join in on the fun and make some new friends.

Woodcarvers David Osoba 818-6629 Saturdays, 9 AM-Noon, Craft Complex/Lapidary

You too can make terrific, useful and decorative items by learning a few woodcarving skills. Come to one of our meetings and find out for yourself. Our club offers all the tools to get you started on that woodcarving project you’ve always wanted to create and our members are happy to help and share their expertise and knowledge. For current members, a friendly reminder: It’s time to pay your $10 dues for 2013 if you haven’t already done so.

Poets’ Corner Sharyn Rafieyan 825-6762 Mondays, 9:15-11:15 AM, Vistoso Center/Yaqui

In a poem called Winter Love Linda Gregg begins by wanting “to decorate this silence” and ends with “I waited too long to drink my tea. It was not hot. It was only warm.” Reading the poem, one wonders why her house seems silent or perhaps she means empty with the absence of another person. Her tea could be a metaphor for love or whatever she failed to take a chance on when it was “hot”. The poem is not long and the language is simple but full of possibilities with regard to meaning. Working with words is what poets do and we hope to improve our construction skills with a facilitated workshop beginning Monday, January 14 and concluding Monday, February 18. This workshop is open only to those who have pre-registered. Once it’s concluded, all resident poets will be welcome to participate in our weekly meetings.

Barkcarvers Ted Rydzewski 825-8624 Tuesdays, Noon-3 PM, Thursdays, 9 AM-Noon, Craft Complex/Lapidary

Barkcarving is a unique and age-old craft. We harvest what could be seen as scrap wood and turn it into something beautiful. The possibilities are as endless as your imagination. We have a supply of bark and tools; you can come in and begin a project the first day. Come be inspired. It’s time to pay your $10 dues for 2013.

Gourd Art Kaaren Drent 818-2343 Mondays 1-4 PM, Fridays 9 AM-Noon, Craft Complex/Lapidary

Gourd art is a craft that often surprises those new to it because these woody members of the cucumber/ pumpkin family may seem quite mundane until you’ve seen the exquisite pieces that gourd crafters can create from them. We have all the materials on hand to get you started crafting your own gourd creation, so come be amazed. It’s time to pay your $15 dues for 2013.

Woodworkers Pres. Keith Carlson 742-7726 http://www.scovaz.com/clubs/woodworkers/index.html

Now that a new year has started let’s not forget the kids. We should be planning for the next batch of toys for Seniors for Kids. Also, the Club Fair will be Monday, February 4 so get your project(s) for display ready. The Safety/Training program will start right after the Fair, starting date to be announced. Check with the woodshop soon so you won’t miss it. Adrian Korpel 818-0544

Writers Club

At present the Writers Club’s only organized activities are in poetry. Please see the Poet’s Corner.

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Yoga Pres. Jewel Prendeville 520-395-1356 Mondays, 8:30-10AM, Social Hall/Papago Tuesdays, 10:30 AM-noon, Social Hall/Dance Studio Thursdays, 4-5:15 PM, Social Hall/Dance Studio

The Yoga classes have been on a break for the holiday. The Thursday class will resume January 10, the Monday class, January 14, and the Tuesday class, January 15. Beginners are always welcome. Come try one of our classes. Annual dues are $5 pp and each class $7 pp.

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

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

Arthritis (all kinds) Support Group Facilitator: Corinne Kulick Contact Ester Leutenberg, ester36@gmail.com, 818-0016 for time and place of monthly meeting Caregiver Support Group Facilitator: Ester Leutenberg 818-0016 ester36@gmail.com First and third Fridays, 2-3 PM, Catalina Vista/Art Room

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Civic Association CASCVI (The Civic Association of Sun City Oro Valley Inc.) is an advocate in consumer affairs. Established in 1994 as a volunteer resident group, we have successfully dealt with the Pima County Assessor and utility companies and conducted valuable investigations such as blue pipe and roofing problems. CASCVI provides an organization where residents can request assistance with problems not covered by SCVCAI. We can be reached at cascvi@comcast.net or call Marty Abelson 825-3522

Residents who desire to be on our email list to receive, submit or share home maintenance information, consumer warnings and advisories, residential tax information and resident-related issues not covered by SCOVCA should submit their email addresses to cascvi@comcast.net. We are nonpolitical and are here to serve our fellow residents. Nonresident emails will not be accepted. You must be an SCOV homeowner. Emerge! Co-Pres. Betty Hansen 818-1779, Elaine Deeter 825-5388 Donations: Nancy Williams 818-3178 October-April, Second Tuesday, 8:30 AM, Vistoso Center/Apache

Our auxiliary helps and supports Emerge! which is one of the main agencies in Southern Arizona providing shelter for women and children who are victims of abuse. Our November Tea at Two event was a great success. We will present a check to Kim Thompson from Emerge! at the January meeting. Our next fund raiser is the annual Luncheon/Fashion Show, Friday, March 15. Mark your calendar and look for more information in future Tipster articles. Nancy Williams, continues to collect donations which now include cell/smart phones. Items requested this month are new children’s clothing, diapers, feminine products of all kinds. Remember, these women walk away with nothing. The crisis line at Emerge! to report domestic violence is 888-428-0101. Gluten Free and Celiac Disease Support Group Contact Ester Leutenberg 818-0016 ester36@gmail.com Grief Support Group - Loss of Child or Grandchild Facilitator: Ester Leutenberg 818-0016 ester36@gmail.com Fourth Wednesdays, email or call for time and location Grief Support Group - Loss of Spouse/Partner Coordinator: Ester Leutenberg 818-0016 ester36@gmail.com Facilitator Arlene Schneider Second and fourth Fridays, 3 PM, email or call for location Parkinson’s Support Payton Davies 825-5352 or bpwdavies@gmail.com Third Wednesday, from October - April, 10:30 AM-Noon Catalina Vista/Pima Exercise Mondays and Thursdays 4-5:30 PM, Vistoso Center/Apache

On January 16 we will have a speaker who will be talking about the memory problems that come with Parkinson’s. We will also have a discussion about medications and doctors in the area who specialize in movement disorders. We welcome all PWP (People with Parkinson’s) spouses, caregivers and other interested people.

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Survivors of Loved Ones who Died by Suicide Coordinator and Facilitator: Ester Leutenberg, 818-0016, ester36@gmail.com Call for time and location Vistoso Helpful Hands

We are an all-volunteer organization that helps our neighbors in times of crisis. We provide short-term caregiver relief, meals, light yard work and housekeeping, transportation, errands, etc., until they can take care of themselves or get permanent help. We can always use volunteers to carry our pager. See Norma Meyers at the Vistoso Center for an application. We will train you. To get help, dial 410-9498. When you hear the beep, enter your phone number followed by the # sign and hang up. We will call you back.

Extended Community AAUW (American Association of University Women)

AAUW meeting Saturday, January 12, 9:30 AM, at SCOV in the Social Hall/Hopi; Kim Thompson, vice president of philanthropy at Emerge! Center Against Domestic Abuse, will be the speaker. She will talk about the prevalence of domestic abuse in the Tucson and Oro Valley communities. The meeting starts with a continental breakfast for $6, followed by the speaker. AAUW Fund raiser for Pima College Scholarships:

AAUW Casas Adobes Branch on Sunday, January 27 is sponsoring a fund-raiser film, Mrs. Henderson Presents, a delightful movie starring Judith Dench and Bob Hoskins. Wine and cheese will be served before the performance. Doors open at 2:15 PM. The movie features comedy, drama, and vaudeville-style dance set in London during WWII. Funding will go for returning women scholarships to Pima College. The film will be shown at Catalina Vista/ Pima, SCOV, 14055 N. Del Webb Blvd. Advanced reservations are $20, $22 at the door if there is room. Call Pat Lee 297-6215 or Linda Koral 544-1468 for reservations. American Legion Oro Valley Post 132 “Still Serving”

We are 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. It’s time for you to help make a difference too. Remember, there is strength in numbers even if you can’t be active. Contact Steve Asp, 520-544-7882, ovpost132@gmail.com Meet third Thursday monthly at 6:30 PM, 16045 N. Oracle Rd. The Catalina-Oro Valley Lions Club

We meet the first and third Monday of each month, 7 PM at the Catalina Mountain Elks Lodge, across Oracle from the Golden Goose in Catalina. For information call Mimi Wittenborn 825-9340. Copper Canyon Alzheimer’s Special Care Center

Opens for tours at 5901 N. La Cholla Blvd., offering light refreshments. Join us Tuesday and Thursday mornings 9 AM-Noon, or by appointment, for a sneak

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peek at Tucson’s newest Alzheimer’s care community. Our state-of-the-art community offers spacious suites and 24-hour on-site nursing. Meredith Kuhn, Administrator, 293-3114. coppercanyon-adm@jeaseniorliving.com. Cowboy Poetry and Music Gathering - SaddleBrooke

Saturday, January 12, 3 PM and 7:30 PM, Desert View Performing Arts Center, SaddleBrooke. Starring Dave Stamey, RW Hampton, and Randy Rieman. All net proceeds from this event will benefit the Tucson Troop Support Group. Advance tickets: $26, at the door, $30. Call 825 2818 or go to www.dvpac.net for online tickets. DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) Meeting

The meeting of the DAR El Presidio Chapter will be Thursday, January 10, 1 PM, at Western National Parks Assn., 12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr., Oro Valley, AZ. A presentation will be made by Jan Cleere, local historian and author. She will talk about her book Levis and Lace: Early Arizona Women. Lynne Brooke, 818-0093, saguaro1999@yahoo.com. Visitors are always welcome. Lecture Series at St. Andrew’s

You are invited to a simulcast of the Calvin College January Series beginning Thursday, January 3 and continuing weekdays through Wednesday, January 23, 10:30 AM, St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 7650 N. Paseo Del Norte (north of Tohono Chul Park.) The website www.calvin.edu/january/2013 lists topics and nationally known speakers: Cokie Roberts, Sheryl WuDunn, etc. Free. Pima County Gardening Demonstrations

The following free presentations will be given Fridays, 1 PM, Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Dr., in the Public Meeting Room.

Jan. 11 Jan. 18 Feb. 8 Feb. 22

Success with roses in the desert Ask a Master Gardener Getting ready for your warm weather vegetable garden Ask a Master Gardener

NARFE Chapter 1874 Meeting

The National Active and Retired Federal Employees has been safeguarding and improving the earned rights and benefits of America’s active and retired federal employees since 1921. The January meeting will be on Monday, January 21, Golden Corral, 6865 N. Thornydale. Lunch 11:30 AM (senior menu $7.95). The meeting Noon-1 PM. The speaker will be a former IRS Agent. Contact Valerie Davis at 520/908-0774 for more information. Teach and Travel in China

An unique opportunity to lead English Conversation Classes and explore China. July or September 2013: three-week teaching sessions at one of China‘s leading universities in Wuhan on the Yangtze River. On-campus housing and stipend provided. Fascinating cultural tours available. Information Session: Saturday, January 12, 1-3 PM, Udall Park, 7200 E. Tanque Verde Road, Meeting Room, www.teachforfriendship.org Sun City Oro Valley Tipster, January 2013

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 a week of your time will make the difference in a child’s education. Please contact Rachelle Ferris rferris@amphi.com or 696-3820. Vista Fine Arts Hosts the Tempe Symphonic Wind

The Tempe Symphonic Wind Ensemble will have their first-ever concert in Tucson Sunday, January 27, 3 PM, Vista United Methodist Church, 3001 Miravista Lane in Catalina, AZ. This free (indoor) Concert in the Park, will include favorites, marches, great classics, musicals and folk tunes. Contact: www.vistaumc.org or 520-825-1985. Welcome Club Northwest

We will hold our monthly luncheon for women new to Northwest Tucson within the last five years on Thursday, January 3, 11 AM, Dove Mountain Grill, Marana. Cost $25. The program will consist of a presentation by the Tucson Gem and Mineral Society. Contact Ruth Shelton for reservations: 520-498-0018.

Classified The items contained under this heading are provided as a service to residents by other organizations that are neither sponsored nor supported by Sun City Oro Valley Community Association, Inc. SCOVCA assumes no responsibility or liability for the information contained therein. BR=Bedroom; BA=Bath; N/S=No Smoking; N/P=No Pets; W/D=Washer and Dryer; LR=Living Room; DR=Dining Room; AZRM=Arizona Room; Fireplace= FP; Stainless Steel= S/S; WiFi= Wireless Internet Service Classified Advertising, $10/ad

FOR SALE: Well-cared for SCOV home desires discriminating new owners. 2BR/2BA plus a generous den, 1729 sq. ft. Large corner lot offers breath-taking views of the Catalina Mountains. For the handyman, an expanded garage has a large workbench. The wall-enclosed back yard offers privacy, more gorgeous mountain views and soothing sounds from the fountain. $219,500 call 520-825-0778. FOR RENT: Fully furnished with mountain views. King size bed in Master BR. Currently available for monthly rental: December 2012, January 2013 and April 2013. Longer terms April-December 2013 and all of 2014. Price discounted for stays of three months or more. For photos and more details call Jan at 636-357-8817 or email janostrander2010@gmail.com FOR RENT: Pusch Ridge view home in SCOV. 2BR/2BA, 1320 sq. ft., newly furnished Southwest style, great views from the master bedroom, kitchen and furnished covered patio. Fully furnished, new king and queen beds, 46” flat screen TV, cable, WiFi, DVD player, phone, new tile floors, office, all linens and utensils, utilities included. Available year round or monthly. Discounts for three or more months. Email or call Martha for photos and information malder13@ yahoo.com 520 395-1948.

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FOR RENT: Spacious home, 2BR/2BA with split floor plan. High ceilings, light and bright, new paint, carpet, appliances and furnishings throughout. Fully fenced yard, quiet neighborhood with great view of the Catalinas. Please, no pets, available December-May, contact Dwight 503-560-8007 for more information. FOR RENT, Unfurnished,1050 sq. ft. 2BR/2BA at 16th fairway tee box. Professionally designed interiors with granite in kitchen, saltillo tile floors, all new in ’07. SCOV membership available with privileges to tennis, golf, pools, Café, library, fitness and hobby shops. OV Hospital close, etc. Area west of home patio wide open desert for privacy, wildlife viewing and pet walking. Wonderful caring neighbors on super quiet Green Tree Dr. $1250/mo. long term; presently listed for sale. email wnguild@aol.com for photos and information. FOR RENT: 2013-2014 multi-month vacation home rental. Completely furnished with great mountain views. 2BR/2BA, 2-car garage. Furnished covered patio with grill. Rental rates will be discounted for SCOV families and friends. Rentals throughout the year or long term. Call Jo (Wisconsin) 262-886-9999 or 825-0232. Photos available via email.

FOR RENT: Immaculate 2BR/2BA, Montara model. Fully furnished and guest ready. Utilities included. High speed Internet and cable TV. Great off-season rates. Starting April 1, long or short term. Call 970-209-1572. FOR RENT Beautiful 3BR/2BA, 1500 Sq. Ft. Claridge model, fully furnished, on former model home street (N. Pima Spring Way) with mountain views. Southern patio/grill/pool and hot tub in large backyard. Front courtyard and 2-car garage. Negotiable rent. Discount for multiple months. Online photos available. Cynthia O’Neil 520-955-3028. FOR RENT: Mariposa plan, 1,200 sq. ft., 2BR/2BA furnished home on Tradewinds Way. Beautifully furnished, saltillo tile floors, 2 queen beds. All utilities included: WiFi, cable, local phone. Available April 2013. Monthly preferred, consider weekly off season. Long-term special rates. Call Diane 520-575-0039.

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