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Tipster March 2019

BOD Study Session, Thursday March 14, 9 AM, WC3 and BOD Meeting Tuesday March 26, 9 AM, WC3

Photo by Steve Holmes

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

Board of Directors

Email address for BOD members, GM & Assistant Manager:

John Wilson, Meade Davis, President Joy Huxtable, Tim Kelley, Debra Arrett, Director Lou Gard, Director Ted Hood, Director Management Team (area code 520) Mark Wade, General Manager, 917-8080 Robin Coulter, ......Assistant General Manager, 917-8070 Mary Cunningham, Area Maint. Supt., 917-8059 Aalt Brouwer, Food & Beverage Director, 917-8074 Michael Kropf, Course Superintendent, 917-8063 Rick Price, of Golf, 917-8086 Ken Sandrock, Supt., 917-8078 Pam Sarpalius, Director, 917-8077 Randy Trenary, Controller, 917-8060

Hours of Operation Activity Center...................................................917-8066

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

Administration (In Welcome Center).................... 825-3711 ext 120 Mon.-Fri. ................................................................................ 7:30 AM-4:30 PM

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

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

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

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

Community Services..........................................917-8065 Mon.-Fri. .............................................................................................9-11 AM

Desert Oasis.....................................................825-0495

Mon.-Fri. .......................................................................................... 7 AM-9 PM Sat. .................................................................................................9 AM-8 PM Sun. ................................................................................................9 AM-5 PM Pool .Daily...........................................................................................9 AM-4:30 PM Children’s Hours: ............................................ Daily Noon-4 PM Except see below .Except Sun., Mon. and Thu. ............................................ Noon-1 PM and 3-4 PM Water volleyball on Sun., Mon. and Thu. ............................................1 PM-3 PM

Support Team Monica Clark, Administrative Coordinator, 917-8082 Kate Cusumano, Librarian, 917-8083 Lonnie Davis, Supervisor, 917-8073 Marsha Dean, Communications Coordinator, 917-8069 Julie Foerster, Resources, 917-8061 Angela Hong, Assistant, 917-8062 Karen Loffredo, Services Coordinator, 917-8087 Katy Mosier, Services Coordinator, 917-8058 Lisa Orach, Administrative Coordinator, 917-8065 Errick Owens, Manager, 825-3277 Kathy Peabody, Marketing & Technology Coordinator, 917-8068 Coco Sullivan, Facilities Coordinator, 917-8072 Monitor - Activity Center................................................................................................... 917-8066 Monitor - Aquatic & Fitness Center.....................................................................................917-8067

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

Tipster Editorial Committee

After-Hours Emergencies...................................825-1161

Lou Phillippi.................................Co-Chair Vicki Ettleman..............................Co-Chair Carolene Mitchell.........................Secretary Brad Curtis....................................Member Arlene Douglas..............................Member Karen Koopmans............................Member Judy Martin...................................Member

Mike McMinds................................Member Barbara McNeill............................Member Paul Mercer...................................Member John Njaa......................................Member Ann Owen......................................Member Laura Pigott..................................Member Suzanne Stiles...............................Member

Editor, Layout and Design: Marsha Dean Advertising: Lisa Orach; Printing: Alphagraphics To advertise in the Sun City Oro Valley Tipster, call 917-8065 for 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.

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Mon.-Fri.......................................................................................9 AM-4:00 PM Sat........................................................................................... 9 AM-12:30 PM Golf Course Walking............................ Before 7 AM and After 5 PM


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

Loan Room - Community Assistance­ Loan Room at Cart Barn Hours: Tue. and Thu. only.......................................8-9 AM Pro Shop.............................................................825-3110 Golf Info Line................................................ 825-0322

Daily............................................................................................ 6:30 AM-5 PM Driving Range hours ....................................6:30 AM-5 PM, Wed., 6:30 AM-3 PM

Restaurant and Lounge..................................... 825-3277

Daily................................................................................................. 7 AM-8 PM Happy Hour...................................................................................Daily, 3-6 PM Recording of daily Restaurant specials..............................825-3711 ext 205

If you encounter something in the common areas or golf course needing immediate attention (e.g. broken irrigation) 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.

Want to Submit a Photo for the Tipster? Go to the website: Login >Member Services >This n That >Photo Release. Fill out the form and submit photos (two per form). Submit as many as you like. Abbreviation Legend Aquatic & Fitness Center................................................................................AFC Sun City Oro Valley.....................................................................................SCOV Welcome Center Conference Room 1..............................................................WC1 Welcome Center Conference Room 2..............................................................WC2 March 2019, PageRoom 2 3..............................................................WC3 Welcome Center Conference

Association News From The Board of Directors Our mission as the SCOV Board is to lead in maintaining and enhancing the quality of life in Sun City Oro Valley as an active adult community. All Board minutes, agendas and reports are available online and in the SCOV Library. Board meetings are open to residents.

Board of Directors

Rancho Vistoso Blvd. Lighting by Lou Gard For some time SCOV residents have been wondering if and when the street lighting on Rancho Vistoso Blvd. would ever get repaired. There are three circuits of lights on the portion of Rancho Vistoso Blvd. running through SCOV. One of the circuits was repaired several years ago; that circuit, the middle one, runs along Rancho Vistoso Blvd. from near Silverton Ave. to a little bit southeast of Crossbow Dr. The other two have not been repaired due to lack of Town of Oro Valley funds. The problem with all three circuits is that the conduit running between the light poles has collapsed and needs to be replaced and the wiring pulled through. While repairing the first section it was discovered that the wiring running up the light pole to the street lights also needs to be replaced. There is some good news. The Town of Oro Valley has budgeted funds ($450,000) for the second section which runs from near Silverton Ave. east toward Welton Dr., approximately 24 lights. That second circuit section is going out for bids shortly and is due to be completed some time in the summer of 2019. The third circuit runs from southeast of Crossbow Dr. down Rancho Vistoso Blvd. to the SCOV side of the Big Wash. The Town of Oro Valley has put that repair into their five-year plan, possibly to be completed in the 2021-2022 time frame. The timing of this circuit repair could be moved up or extended depending upon money available and other pressing issues within the town. On another subject, residents are continuing to come to events in the Activity Center (AC) with just one person in the car. On February 6, when residents attended the talk on “Modern Terrorism,” the parking lot was full down to the Welcome Center, and several cars were parked on Silverton Ave. There were many who could not get into the AFC or the Artisan Center due to lack of a parking space. Please attempt to share a ride with another person or couple who you know has similar interests regarding an event at the AC. Residents finding parking spots will appreciate your thoughtfulness.

What’s Inside

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

General Manager - Mark Wade 520-917-8080

Community Associations Principles Even though we live in an association, you might be surprised how many of our neighbors–owners and renters alike–don’t really understand the fundamental nature of common-interest communities. We know that many others, including the media and government officials, lack a true understanding of the community association (or condominium) concept. Community Associations Institute (CAI), a national membership organization that represents the best interests of common-interest communities like ours, developed 10 basic principles that answer three essential questions: What is the basic function of a community association? What are the essential obligations and expectations of homeowners? What are the core principles that should guide association leaders? I’m confident you’ll recognize our community while reading these principles. 1. Associations ensure that the collective rights and interests of homeowners are respected and preserved. 2. Associations are the most local form of representative democracy, with leaders elected by their neighbors to govern in the best interest of all residents. 3. Associations provide services and amenities to residents, protect property values and meet the established expectations of homeowners. 4. Associations succeed when they cultivate a true sense of community, active homeowner involvement and a culture of building consensus. 5. Association homeowners have the right to elect their community leaders and to use the democratic process to determine the policies that will protect their investments. 6. Association homeowners choose where to live and accept a contractual responsibility to abide by established policies and meet their financial obligations to the association. 7. Association leaders protect the community’s financial health by using established management practices and sound business principles. 8. Association leaders have a legal and ethical obligation to adhere to the association’s governing documents and abide by all applicable laws. 9. Association leaders seek an effective balance between the preferences of individual residents and the collective rights of homeowners. 10. Association leaders and residents should be reasonable, flexible and open to the possibility–and benefits–of compromise. Fundamentals can be downloaded at governance/fundamentals.pdf. For more information about Community Associations Institute, go to

Clubs............................................. 14 Arts, Crafts & Hobbies............... 14 Continuing Education................. 18 Cultural & Social......................... 20 Dance......................................... 23 Exercise...................................... 26 Games........................................ 27

Sports......................................... 29 Travel.......................................... 31 Town of Oro Valley....................... 32 Partnered Organizations............... 32 Extended Community................... 33 Volunteer Opportunity.................. 33 Classifieds...................................... 34 Scrapbook..................................... 35

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It’s More Than Living... It’s A Lifestyle! Something for Everyone By Rick Price, Director of Golf


un City Oro Valley is monthly event with dinner. a community of family • A new program called and friends. One of the “Golf 45” has begun on great things about our comSaturday afternoons, munity is there is something where players can expefor everyone. If you have an rience success by startinterest, you most likely will ing each hole from just find some like-minded peo100 yards off the green. ple who share your interest. The goal is to score 45 or SCOV is the ninth-rated lower in nine holes before best value active adult commoving out to 150 yards, munity in the United States and so on. according to www.55places. • Strictly social events incom. We discovered this fact clude Yappy Hours for our during our study and community presentations on the greens reconstruction project for the golf course. When The Views Golf Club offers something for everyone you consider the number of four-legged active adult communities in the country, this is an outstandfriends, and ing rating. demo and Another fact from the study is that based on our point-ofclub fitting sale system approximately 40% of the residents in SCOV days. Enjoy have enjoyed some aspect of the golf facilities. In such a our fall and diverse community, having four out of ten residents enjoy winter golf golf in some capacity reflects well on the active lifestyle here fairs, putting Golf fairs are a great time to try the latest equipment and the quality of the golf facilities we offer. contests and One of our goals at The Views Golf Club is to make the even a helicopgame accessible to as many people as possible. We know ter golf ball drop. Walk or run in our annual 5K fundthat golf is as much a social experience as it is an athletic raiser, dress up yourself and your golf cart for the Cart & experience. Toward that end, we’ve created a wide variety of Treat Halloween event and enjoy the weekly barbeque activities for golfers and non-golfers alike. cookouts on the driving range in the fall and winter. For our traditional players, there are both 9-hole and 18• 18 holes of miniature golf offers fun for adults and kids hole leagues for the women and the men. These leagues of all ages. are fun and competitive with social storytelling, meals and an Our most important promise to our residents and guests occasional drink or two as standard fare after play is done. For all levels of golfers, we offer several fun and easy is, “Golfing experience that provides professional and friendly service, mountain views and excellent conditions.” ways to experience what golf is all about: The Views Golf Club is one of the best maintained and • If you’re a non-golfer, just beginning or even a golfer who wants to improve, we offer weekly clinics on the full beautiful facilities in Arizona, thanks to Mike Kropf, Course Superintendent, and his dedicated team. We have been swing, irons, short game and putting. • Our weekly Chip & Putt events are great times for getting awarded The Best of the Northwest by the NW Explorer out on the course, chipping and putting on the course newspaper and GEM award from the Arizona Women’s Golf and enjoying the spectacular views and social time after Association. These awards are nice; however, our best reward is havthe round on the restaurant terrace. This event has attracted over 434 registrants since its inauguration last ing the residents of Sun City Oro Valley enjoy our facilities. The number of golf rounds, revenue and pass holder memyear. • Casual golfers enjoy the game and are more relaxed berships continue to increase. We welcome you to join us for regarding the competitive aspects of golf. They get to- all the fun activities and golf. gether weekly for nine holes of low-pressure golf and a


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Asst. General Manager - Robin Coulter 520-917-8070 All Those New Faces Have you had the feeling that when you look around SCOV there are lots of new faces? If you have, you would be right. Since 2012 SCOV’s population has changed by almost 60%. Yes, that is correct. Over half of you are new to SCOV in the past six years. For those of you in the new group, welcome, we’re glad you’re here. For those of you in the seasoned group, enjoy meeting new friends and neighbors. This is an exciting time to be living here, so much to do, so many great people to meet. If you’re interested in the statistics, here goes: ownership changed in 2012 by 7.15%, 2013 by 8.64%, 2014 by 8.52%, 2015 by 7.8%, 2016 by 9.45%, 2017 by 8.32% and 2018 8.24%. Cumulatively those changes add up to a 58.12% increase. Special thanks to David Johnson for compiling these stats.

Programs/Facilities Director - Pam Sarpalius 520-917-8077 Courtyard Sale It’s that time again to turn what you no longer need into cash. Our annual Courtyard Sale is Saturday, March 30. For future reference, the sale is always the last Saturday in March. This sale has become known as the “Why did I bring this to Arizona?” sale. A few reminders to those who are new to the community. If you are participating in the sale have your table set up and ready to go no later than 6:15 AM. Most are set up between 5:30 and 6 AM. You must use only the table you purchased, no other tables allowed. To rent a table for this event, come to the Activity Center, Monday and Tuesday, March 18 and 19, 9-11 AM. The tables that you rent are 8 feet long. Please remember, only service dogs are allowed in the public spaces. So come to the sale, have a donut and coffee sold by Seniors for Kids and look around. A truck from Big Brothers Big Sisters will be on site at 10:30 AM to take any donations of items that you don’t sell.

Community Services - Katy Mosier Office Hours Mon.-Fri., 9-11 AM, Welcome Center 520-917-8058 Inspections of Your Home Several people in our community may take advantage of this time of year to list their homes in hopes of a sale. Perhaps they are thinking of moving to a different SCOV house or else moving closer to their families in other states. If you are listing your home, please contact Karen Loffredo, Community Services Coordinator. She may be reached by email or 520-917-8087; she will contact a member of the Architectural Compliance Team (ACT). That member will review just the exterior of your home, so you understand any deficiencies that need to be addressed. This mandatory ACT Listing Inspection will give you a chance to correct any Association governing document violations before a sale. Once you have corrected any issues, you may arrange a re-inspection prior to an escrow, so your home’s exterior has a “clean bill of health.” If you are just curious whether your home meets the requirements of the Development Standards and the CC&Rs, please arrange an ACT Courtesy Inspection. Whatever in-

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formation is gathered at this time is given to you and is not shared with the Association. It is up to you whether you act on any deficiency. The good news is that at least you become aware of what is acceptable or not, so you can be proactive if you decide to sell your home in the future or just want to bring it up to snuff.

Unit # 2 2 3 3 4 4 7 14 15 17 18A

Welcome New Neighbors – January Name From Beth Foust & Rick Foust Cynthia Lafferty & Lisa Lawless John Bakeberg Barbara Varley Linda Cammarano Doreen Huvaere Florence Thomas & Maggie McIlwraith James Cutfield Melanie & William Livingston Sandra & Wayne Dockter Nancy Ward

Kenmore, WA Newport, RI Surrey, BC Oro Valley, AZ Oro Valley, AZ Tucson, AZ Oro Valley, AZ Los Angeles, CA Glenwood Springs, CO Apple Valley, MN Upland, CA

January 2019 Housing Resale Information Resales 2019 2018

For the Month 11 21 2018 Total Sold - 205

YTD 11 21

2019: Active Listings as of 1/31/2019........................... 20 2018: Active Listings as of 1/31/2018........................... 27 Source: TARMLS®

January 2019 Average Age of New Owners:


SCOV Library - Kate Cusumano > library Online catalog: 520-917-8083

Our library has around 2,300 videos, including movies, television series, documentaries, foreign films, exercise videos and more. With the Oscars just announced we are focused on getting the award-winning films, as well as those nominated for the major categories. In the last month over two dozen new videos have been put on the shelf, and another dozen are expected in the coming weeks. To see what’s new in video, go to, click on “Library,” scroll down and click on “Link to Online Catalog/ Account.” Click on “All Time Periods” and select “New items within 30 days” then click on “All Forms” and select “DVD.” Hit the “Search” button and you will see all our latest videos. You will have the option to reserve items from that screen. Do you wish you could read books to a long-distance grandchild? Technology and our library make it possible. One SCOV resident shared with us that she checks out picture books from our library and reads them by Skype to her grandchild hundreds of miles away. Check out our charming selection of children’s books and give it a try.

Join the Posse The Ultimate Neighborhood Watch Keep our neighborhood safe. Call Larry Clark 520-404-7664 5



Statement of Revenues Expenses Results Operations Statement of Revenues & and Expenses andand thethe Results ofof Operations

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




$ $ $ $ $ $ $ $

289,931 21,060 188,890 20,852 129,781 15,931 51,152 717,597

$ 3,190,465 194,525 $ 920,743 $ $ 106,813 $ 629,874 $ 110,721 $ 245,787 $ 5,398,928

$ $ $ $ $ $ $ $

3,190,465 193,320 755,132 106,885 551,600 21,000 198,240 5,016,642

Asset Reserve Contribution Contingency Fund Contribution Wash Fund Contribution New Capital Acquisitions Restricted Use Revenues Net Operating Revenues Expenses: Wages & Benefits Cost of Sales Utilities Repair & Maint. Supplies & Expenses Depreciation Total Expenses

$ $ $ $ $ $

(57,726) 659,871

$ (1,085,000) $ (13,368) $ (24,880) $ (15,106) $ (347,548) $ 3,913,026

$ $ $ $ $ $

(1,085,000) (27,368) (24,880) (11,500) (236,325) 3,631,569

$ $ $ $ $ $ $

319,767 87,143 42,397 9,357 91,570 115,000 665,234

$ 2,144,895 $ 406,880 $ 478,552 $ 56,030 $ 744,793 $ 805,000 $ 4,636,150

$ $ $ $ $ $ $

2,078,625 335,624 489,257 68,450 721,555 805,000 4,498,511

Restricted Fund Expenses Net Operating Expenses

$ $

(115,919) 549,315

$ (850,623) $ 3,785,527

$ $

(805,000) 3,693,511






Results of Operations

Above is a summary of the Revenues and Expenses and the Results of Operations for the first seven months of the 2018-2019 fiscal year. A copy of the report in greater detail can be found on our website Log in after hovering over the Members tab and selecting Financials. At this page you will find the monthly Financial Statements as well as the Annual Budget for the current Fiscal Year and a copy of the Annual Budget for the coming year.


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If you are interested in more information regarding the Community’s finances, we encourage you to attend the Finance & Budget Committee meeting which will be held Monday, March 25, 1:30 PM, WC3. If you have any questions, please feel free to call me at 917-8060, or email me at Randy Trenary, Controller

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Recreation and Fitness - Lonnie Davis 520-917-8073 Why Should I Get the LF Connect App? LF Connect lets your control your own workout experience; for example, if you want to do a workout that is not programmed on the machines, simply create, share and personalize your own, manipulating time, speed and intervals. You can use LF Connect (App or computer) to create your workout at home or even on the way to the gym. When you arrive your workout is ready to go. The LF Connect App also allows you to log your strength session as well as record any exercises you do outside the gym. Use the app to record your run or bike ride. Each resistance machine will have a QR barcode to scan, then simply record your sets, reps and weight, keeping your workout logs all in one place. Special Note From the Aquatic and Fitness Center (AFC) Orientation on how to use the gym equipment is held every Thursday, 1 PM, so stop in and sign up. Contact Lonnie Davis, AFC Coordinator, to discuss questions or problems with the AFC. AFC and Desert Oasis: See Hours of Operation on page 2. Tuesday, March 12, the AFC pool and spa will be closed for cleaning and shock treatment. They will reopen the following morning at the regular time. Wednesday, March 13, the Desert Oasis pool will be closed for cleaning and shock treatment and reopen the following morning at the regular time.

Association Committees Active Health Judy Greenberg, 631-974-4375, Nov.-May, Second Tue., 1:30 PM, WC1

On Friday, March 15, 1 PM, Auditorium, the Active Health Committee is hosting a presentation on Alzheimer’s by Daniel Horzempa, M.D. Most of us believe that Alzheimer’s/dementia is a condition that cannot be successfully treated. The good news is that since 2012, individuals with Alzheimer’s or dementia have been successfully treated by a team of researchers at UCLA, headed by Dr. Dale Bredesen. Hundreds of medical providers across the U.S. have since been certified in the use of this protocol to treat Alzheimer’s. Dr. Horzempa is a graduate of the Integrative Medicine Program at the U of A. He is currently treating several patients in the Tucson area using the Bredesen protocol. Dr. Horzempa will discuss the evolving science that has accumulated over the past 30 years which has brought us a more complete understanding of what drives the development of Alzheimer’s. To illustrate the practical application of this multifaceted, individually tailored program, he will review case studies of several of his patients and how they are progressing. See Workshops and Classes on page 13 for a musical meditation class sponsored by the Active Health Committee.

Activity Center Renovation Chair Ed Zwerling First and Third Tue., 10 AM, AC/Hohokam Room

In March there will be two community presentations explaining the progress of the renovation plans so far for the Activity Center, as well as our path forward. They will be

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held in the Auditorium on Thursday, March 7, 10:30 AM, and Thursday, March 28, 10 AM. We will be hiring an architect and other professionals to assist us in creating conceptual drawings for future community discussions; however, we will not be prepared to discuss costs or financing at this time. See the flyer in this month’s Tipster for more details. The ACRC meets the first and third Tuesday in the Activity Center/Hohokam Room at 10 AM. Please check the SCOV calendar for changes.

Aquatic Fitness Center Advisory Chair Stan Shopa First Wed., 11:30 AM, WC1

For first time visitors and new residents in SCOV, the Fitness Center is a popular place. It’s modern, clean and wellequipped. The following is an update on the usage of just three pieces of equipment during January of this year: Equipment

Total Distance

Total Hours

# of Workouts


3776 mi

1219 hrs



3520 mi

816 hrs


Upright Bike

4489 mi

430 hrs


In addition to the above, there are numerous other pieces of quality equipment for maintaining strength, balance and stretching. There is also a racquetball court. The pool, hot tub, locker room and showers are all right there. The Fitness Center is open every day 5 AM-9 PM. A residence card is necessary to enter.

Architectural Review Lorie Puffett 415-902-1133 Second and Fourth Tue., 2 PM, WC3

If you are planning an exterior home improvement project, please be sure to consult the latest version of the Development Standards (October 23, 2018) for any guidelines that may affect your project. There are many exterior projects that require prior written Architectural Review Committee (ARC) approval to ensure compliance with the SCOV governing documents. These projects include, but are not limited to, room additions, patio covers, window and door replacements, shade screens, walls, fences, gates, landscaping (including new/replacement plantings of any trees, shrubs, vines or ground cover plants that are not on the approved plant list), lighting, shutters, gutters, downspouts, spas and swimming pools. All design, style, color, dimension and material decisions should be made before submitting your project for ARC approval.

Community Directory Chair Lisa Collins 812-344-4773

Did you know our directory is on the SCOV website? Find your neighbors’ names, or all the people from your hometown, or whatever you seek. The incremental search box will display results as you type. Are you included in the directory? New homeowners are unlisted by default. To add or update your information, complete the online form “To change your directory listing…” or fill out an orange card at the Welcome Center. You can choose to have certain information unlisted in the paper phone book and/or online. Does the Posse have your phone number? If the Posse notices any issues during their rounds but can’t contact


you, they call 911. The directory provides updated contact information to the Posse monthly. You can be unlisted and still allow the Posse to have your phone number. Request a “Posse Only” listing.

Consumer Referral - Vendor List Susanna Moran

Here are directions for looking up the Vendor List on the website: Go to > Members > Member Services > Consumer Referral Vendor List > Read More. The Vendor List was formerly the Consumer Referral List. The Vendor List may be viewed at the monitor desk in the Activity Center during business hours. Vendors should email Susanna Moran to inquire about applying to be on our Vendor List.


Friends of the Library Lynne Davis Pat Brown

Friends of the Library (FOL) are celebrating the successful Home Tour and are thankful for all of the support of homeowners, docents and the many people who enjoyed seeing the beautiful homes. We are looking forward to next year, so let us know if you are remodeling and would like to share your ideas with your neighbors. On Saturday, March 2, FOL will again host a bus trip to the Tucson Festival of Books. You can enjoy the festival without the worry of parking. The author talk on Tuesday, April 2, will feature J. A. Jance and Isabella Maldonado. Watch for free tickets to be distributed in late March in the Library. Thanks to all for the support of your library. Your donations of time, money and books make this library the success that it is.

SCOV Voting Continues On Tuesday, March 26, at 8 AM, the Election Committee will retrieve the results from Vote-Now. The results will be reported to the Board and distributed throughout the community, posted on the website and in “This Week in SCOV.”

Gift Shop Co-Chairs Don Jovag 520-762-6030, Elaine Deeter 520-825-5388 Gift Shop 520-917-8051 Shop hours: Mon.-Fri., 9 AM-4PM; Sat., 9 AM-12:30 PM

Finance-Budget Chair Sharon Miller Fourth Mon., 1:30 PM, WC3

With spring fast approaching, we invite you to visit the freshness of the art in the Gift Shop. Featured artists this month are Janice Moll and Mary Murck. Janice’s transition from the Midwest to the Mary Murck (left) and Janice Mol (right) Sonoran Desert inspired her to capture as much of her new environment as she can in her art. She now attempts to represent the desert world around her as she experiences it in daily life. Since moving to SCOV, Janice discovered clay and mixes hand building with her wheel-thrown pots. Growing up, Mary loved art, but it was on hold for her until in her 40s, when she discovered clay. Her hand-built pieces are imaginative and useful. “My designs are mostly utilitarian, but I love doing decorative things as well. I really love angels and birds. The angels are representational, more folk art, while the birds are whimsical and fun.”

The 2019-2020 SCOV Association budgeting process continues. The first draft of the budget was presented to the Finance-Budget Committee during its February 26 meeting. If any additions/changes are recommended, a second draft will be prepared and presented for discussion at a special meeting tentatively scheduled for Monday, March 4, 1:30 P.M. The committee will finalize its budget recommendation during its regularly scheduled March 25 meeting. The budget recommended by the committee will then be presented to the Board of Directors at the Thursday, April 11, study session. The budget, with any Board changes, will be placed on the Board agenda for approval during the April 23 Board meeting. Committee charter, agendas and minutes are posted on the SCOV website. Click the Members tab then click the Committees tab, scroll to Finance Budget Committee and click the More tab. Financials are found by clicking the Members tab then the Financials tab. Please contact Sharon Miller for more information.

Food and Beverage Chair Barb McNeill Oct.-May, First Fri., 2-3 PM, The Views Terrace We all know that SCOV is a caring community. Here’s how that was recently demonstrated at The Views Restaurant. One of our regular customers, who eats at least twice a day with us, had not been seen for several days. Staff contacted me to see if someone could do a wellness check on this fellow. Sure enough, neighbors knew that he fell in the night and was taken to a care facility. His regular wait staff misses him and hopes he will be able to return home soon. Everyone is enjoying the ambiance the new bistro lights provide on the Terrace. Additional heaters are there for more comfort during the winter evenings. Do not move the tables and heaters without staff assistance, as the heating coil can damage light bulbs and connectors. Please let staff seat your groups and rearrange the heaters, as needed. Nutritional information (calories, fats, sodium, protein) for some of our menu items is now available at the hostess desk.


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Government Affairs Chair Laura Dore 520-338-1016 Second Wed., 1 PM, WC1

The Government Affairs Committee invites politicians or subject matter experts to provide educational forums for SCOV residents. Topics may include water and land usage, utilities, taxes, safety or other issues impacting the quality of life in our community. Residents who have topics of interest may submit ideas to Laura Dore.

Greens Reconstruction Chair Howard Schulz See online Board and Committee meetings calendar for dates/times

The Greens Reconstruction Committee is continuing according to their charter. Phase I was completed with the three community forums held in January. Phase II (detailed construction bid documents and requests for proposals) is ex-

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pected to be completed by year end 2019. This will be followed by final Board (BOD) approval of the project scope, construction plan and recommendation of a construction contractor along with chartering of an implementation team. The BOD decided that this project is a repair and replacement of an existing asset, and as such the cost of $1.2M will be paid for by monies from the Asset Reserve Fund. The BOD planned that monies would be available for this project. The Asset Reserve Fund is estimated to total $5.2M at the end of the current fiscal year (6/30/19). If you could not attend one of the recent community forums, please take advantage of the video on the SCOV website where our golf architect, Mike Gogel, explains the project details. He details how the costs were developed and the cost savings that were included. Mike has managed numerous golf reconstruction projects throughout the United States, which have all come in on time and under budget. Our committee wants our community to have the same results. You can access the video by going to the SCOV website and log in as a member. Go to Member Services, click on Golf Greens Renovation and access the January 2019 video presentation. If you have trouble finding it, please ask a committee member.

Loan Room - Community Assistance Chair Gay Russell Third Thu., 3 PM, WC1; Loan Room hours: Tue., Thu., 8-9 AM These next weeks are some of the busiest of the year for the Loan Room, so we suggest you make reservations as early as you can. Many of our children’s items are already spoken for as our residents have family visiting for spring break. The Loan Room has medical items of all types available to our residents in addition to rollaway beds, mattresses, tables and chairs, car seats, pack ̛ n plays and high chairs. Our website has a more complete list of items for loan. Your SCOV card is necessary to make reservations or pick up items. Please feel free to come and see what we have in your Loan Room.

Marketing Chair Pete Coy 360-739-4100 First Wed., 2 PM, WC1

The Marketing Committee has been exploring new marketing ideas to keep SCOV in the minds of local Realtors as well as potential new residents. In the past five years we have seen SCOV home prices increase 22% and recognize that over 40% of our residents are new to SCOV. We are now looking at a new marketing video for SCOV, starting plans for the Remodeling Fair in 2020 and considering some innovative new ideas to improve communication. The committee meets Wednesday, March 6, 2 PM. All residents are welcome.

Neighborhood Pride Chair Tempe Johnson 520-825-6994 Third Tue., 2 PM, WC3 What Always Arrives? Spring always arrives, and here are spring cleaning reminders concerning personal yards: • Trees must be trimmed up at least seven feet over sidewalks and not block visibility of stop signs. • Plants should not extend out over sidewalks, and frost damaged parts of shrubs and trees should be cut off and removed.

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• Cracks in driveways, sidewalks and where the cement meets the asphalt in the street are the responsibility of homeowners to keep weed-free. • Hedges anywhere in the yard are not to be over six feet tall. • Shrubs near the entrance of a driveway should be cut to less than 42” in height so as not to block visibility of vehicles and walkers. • Make sure your house number is visible from the street and that all lights in the fixture are lit, so it can be seen at night. • Outside light bulbs are not to exceed 250 lumens per Oro Valley regulations. Thank you for heeding the above and for continuing to take pride in your property.

Nominating Chair Jan Dunbar, Posse Chair Larry Clark 520-404-7664 First Tue., 3 PM, Desert Oasis (must be logged in first)

Posse Activity Report for 2018: • We drove a total of 10,562 miles on 360 patrols. • We found 719 open garage doors. • We called 911 to get Oro Valley Police Department assistance 134 times. • We do record RVs parked on the streets, but take no enforcement action.

Preserve and Enhance Lifestyle and Property Values Chair Don Stewart 618-980-3878

The Task Force to Preserve and Enhance Lifestyle and Property Values was organized around two pressing questions: 1) How to maintain the quality environmental setting currently available to us, keeping SCOV a highly marketable and forward-looking place to live and 2) To answer the concerns of balancing the homeowners’ rights to modify or update homes and landscapes with the neighbors’ rights against encroachment. After several resident surveys, focus groups and forums, procedures have been developed by the task force relating to permanent improvement changes supported by Master Declaration language revisions currently on the ballot. Please vote and, if approved, the task force will move on to view obstructions related to vegetation.

Properties Chair Rich Oaks Third Thu., 9 AM, WC1

Semiannual inspections of SCOV facilities are one of the Property Committee’s primary functions. The purpose of the inspections is to identify the condition and maintenance needs of SCOV facilities and grounds. Committee members, together with HOA maintenance staff, will conduct an inspection during March. The Properties Committee works on a variety of similar tasks during the year. Our next meeting will be on Thursday, March 21.

Tipster Editorial Co-Chair Lou Phillippi 520-638-6957 Co-Chair Vicki Ettleman 520-519-9781

The next meeting is Monday, March 18, 9 AM, WC3.


by allowing the water to enter the soil, and the dry spots are less severe with the water reaching the roots.

Golf Advisory Chair Doug Kimble 520-825-3172 First Wed., 2 PM, WC3

Director of Golf - Rick Price 520-917-8086

Why do you play golf? Sometimes people say they play golf for one reason and then their behavior does not match the reason why. You will enjoy the game most if your behavior aligns with your purpose for playing. Let’s start with purpose, your intention toward which you are always striving. For example, you play golf to have fun; second, to enjoy people; third, to appreciate the beauty around you and fourth, to compete against yourself and others. An additional principle necessary to enjoy and play better golf is patience. When things start going wrong during the round, impatience will not only affect your “purpose” behavior, but it also keeps you from reaching your goals. If you are patient, it’s amazing how things will work out. When you are patient, you have a different way of looking at things. Impatience often results in poor decision-making and behavior. Another principle is perspective. You understand what is essential in any given situation. In golf, like life, we can fool ourselves into thinking it’s all about results, that who we are is what we accomplish. Instead, we should remember that golf is a game where you can get some good breaks and bad breaks whether you deserve them or not. You can learn a lot about others and yourself while playing golf. If you maintain a positive attitude in golf, even when things may not be going well, I promise that it will carry over to other areas as well. Next time you play golf, have the mindset that your purpose is to have fun, enjoy others, appreciate our beautiful views and the friendly competition. These will guide you as you gain perspective on why you play the great game of golf.

Superintendent - Michael Kropf 520-917-8063 March is the beginning of the golf course maintenance busy season. The weather begins to warm up, and the chances of rain goes down. These changes in weather conditions lead to many new challenges on the golf course including a surge in growth of grasses, increased wet and dry areas and Poa Annua seed production. The warmer weather causes the soil temperatures to rise which releases more nutrients to the grass. The problem is the grass begins to grow faster than it can be mowed. This leads to higher fuel and labor costs for the increased mowing, and more grass clippings to clean off the fairways and approaches. The warmer weather also starts the Poa Annua bloom on the fairways, approaches and greens. One of the ways to slow the grass growth and reduce Poa Annua flowering is by spraying a growth regulator. This chemical offsets the price of continued mowing and provides a higher quality turf. Another issue in the spring is the increase of dry and wet areas in the fairways. These problem areas occur due to large amounts of play during the winter causing compaction combined with warmer temperatures. Fairways have already been deep tine aerified in February and will be done again in March. This process penetrates the soil about seven to nine inches allowing water and air to the roots. The wet areas are alleviated


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March will bring warmer weather, and our golf leagues will start having their league and guest tournaments. Check with the Pro Shop for earlier start times for your league play. Pace of play is very important in having an enjoyable round of golf, so always keep up with the group in front of you. Please keep your carts on the cart paths not on the grass along the edge of the paths. There are several fun events for social golfers offered by our Pro Shop. These include a Chip & Putt outing every Thursday, casual golf once a month and other events. Check with the Pro Shop for more details. If you have any questions or concerns about the golf course, attend one of our meetings or contact your league representative.

The Views 18-Hole Men’s Golf Club Pres. Kevin Devaney Membership David Flatness 425-443-3708 Play Wed.

A belated congratulations to the winners of the Governor’s Cup Tournament. Leading the pack in the first flight was the team of Jim Fogel and Dan Snook. In the second flight, Jim Convey and Kevin Devaney took the honors while Sam Jaffrey and Dick Shurr led the field in the third flight. Our next major tournament is the Member/Guest to be held April 4, 5 and 6 with a practice round on Thursday, April 4, Two-Man Best Ball on Friday, April 5, and a scramble on Saturday, April 6, with food and adult beverages to follow the last two days. Cost is $400 per team with a $100 credit per player for use at an on-site mobile Pro Shop. For additional details consult the “Schedule of Events” letter in the Pro Shop. Entry forms and checks are due no later than March 24.

Men’s Nine-Hole Golf Club Pres. Mark Fuller 612-978-9901 Membership David Chatterton 520-204-5636 Rec. Sec. Dennis Pupkiewicz 520-639-8762 Play Thu. morning

The March meeting is Thursday, March 14, after club golf. Sign up for weekly games at or contact Tim Lochner in the Pro Shop for assistance. The Pro Shop will enter the scores for club golf, but you must enter your own scores for any other days you play. Three Round Club Tournament: There will be awards and prizes for five places of four flights. The club championship is overall low net. Please promote the greens reconstruction project.

The Views 18-Hole Women’s Golf Club Pres. Darlene Lamb VP and Membership Marty Blakely

The Views 18-Hole Women’s Club had a very busy January with a three-day Solheim Cup competition that was very close after the the first two days. However, on the final day of competition, the Hookers dominated the Slicers in the individual match play to bring home the win. The President’s Cup is under way, as the women battle each other in match play. Check out the leader board in the


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Pro Shop for the up-to-date standings. Rob Ransom and Eileen Buskirk planned the home stretch of the “Change the Course of Cancer” tournament utilizing many sources of fundraising ranging from filling red Solo cups with change to a jewelry raffle and coins for a cure for individual honorees. February 19 was the big finale with both an 18-hole and a 9-hole tournament with lunch and prizes. Thank you to all who have supported the tournament. See the April Tipster for the grand total of money raised.

The Views 9-Hole Women’s Golf Club Pres. Pattie Horning 248-767-6873 Membership: Barbara Armes 206-915-2609 or Louann Convey 303-718-7597 Play Thu. morning

Our 107 members are having a great time golfing and enjoying the camaraderie of getting together. This month we are looking forward to our invitational on March 14 with other local 9-hole clubs. “Around the World in 9 Holes” is being chaired by Jan Dunbar and Jenny Clark with a host of volunteers. What countries will we visit? To find out, make sure to sign up in the Pro Shop. Our general meeting and luncheon will take place on Thursday, March 7, following golf. This month we will also be seeking member volunteers to serve on the 2019-2020 board. This is a great way to meet other golfers, neighbors and friendly ladies. If you are interested in securing more information or serving on the board, please contact Jan Lohrentz or any member of the nominating committee.

Sun City Vistoso Foundation Elaine Deeter Fourth Thu., 1 PM, Desert Oasis

Good day to all SCOV residents. March is upon us, and we all look forward to the months ahead. Some residents will be planning a departure for the summer months, and others will be maintaining their summer schedules right here in Oro Valley. One thing that is constant is the need for ongoing support for the SCV Foundation. Thank you for those who have donated during these past months. Even as things slow down a bit, it is always a good time to consider where a charitable contribution can be made. Please consider our SCV Foundation which provides needed services in SCOV and the surrounding areas. Contributions can be made at any time. Send your gift to the Sun City Vistoso Foundation, 1565 E. Rancho Vistoso Blvd., Oro Valley, AZ 85755. Our auto pay plan is available on the website. Enjoy March.

Homeowners new to SCOV who have purchased within the last six months

are invited to attend... A New Resident Breakfast Friday, March 15, 8 AM, Activity Center

Food & Beverage Director - Aalt Brouwer 520-917-8074

As the weather starts warming up, so are things at the restaurant. We look forward to having another great St. Patrick’s Day featuring your favorite Irish cuisine for breakfast lunch and dinner. At night we will have karaoke, so you can sing along with your favorite Irish songs. We would also like to recognize our two new additions to our Food and Beverage Managers team. Michelle Scott and Dan Pitzer have both been promoted to Lead Servers. They will be responsible for the continuous training and daily operations of the restaurant. Please give them the recognition and congratulations they deserve. They are both great servers and leaders.

These new owners may register at RSVP required by 3/11/19 Any questions, contact Kathy Peabody


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Coming Events

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

teacher workforce crisis on the future generations that will influence the prosperity of a state and a nation. Please join us for this free film screening event, and stay for a Q&A session. Activity Center/Hopi Room.

Sunday, March 17, 7 AM-8 PM

The Views Restaurant Happy Hour Please join us for happy hour. Enjoy the best in live entertainment Friday and Saturday, 5:30-8 PM.

St. Patrick’s Day at The Views Restaurant Enjoy Irish breakfast 7-11 AM, $12. Everyone’s favorite corned beef and cabbage or whiskey salmon served 11 AM-8 PM, $14. Guiness stew is the soup of the day along with favorite Irish beverages. Karaoke in the lounge 4-7 PM.

Saturday and Sunday, March 2 and 3, 10 AM-4 PM

Tuesday, March 19, 1 PM

Every Day, 3-6 PM

18th Annual Sun City Quilt Show Quilts and wall hangings will be on display in the Activity Center featuring boutique items, treasure table, demos throughout both days and our charity opportunity quilt. Admission is free. Questions, call Carol Guibert 520-404-1462.

Thursday, March 7, 10:30 AM Activity Center Renovation Presentation Come to the Auditorium to learn about the process to date and the path forward. Also presented on Thursday, March 28, 10 AM.

Sunday, March 10, 11:30 AM SCOV Women’s Auxiliary Spring Fashion Show and Luncheon This year’s Emerge! Into Spring 2019 fashion show, luncheon, raffle and auction will share the latest in fashion from Fresh Produce, Soft Surroundings and our very own Pro Shop. Join us for a fun afternoon of socializing and great food in the Activity Center. This event is sponsored by the SCOV Women’s Auxiliary. Tickets are $30 pp. Raffle tickets are $5 each, three for $10 or six for $20. Doors open at 11:30 AM with luncheon at 12:30 PM followed by the Fashion Show. Net proceeds from this event go to Emerge! Center Against Domestic Abuse.

Tuesday, March 12, 10 AM Tucson Museum of Art Talks Our March offering will be presented by docent Susie Heintz, one of our favorites. The topic has a looong title, “Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum/Palazzo: Extraordinary Collection by an Oddball Genius.” You will not want to miss this one at the Activity Center/Navajo Room. Refreshments are served. Questions? Call Rudi Punzmann 520-427-7777.

Wednesday, March 13, 6 PM Photo Club Program The Vistoso Photo Club will present a program by the University of Arizona Center for Creative Photography. Topics will include the background of the center, an explanation of photography by Ansel Adams and Richard Avedon and a discussion on the subject of light in art and photography. All are welcome to attend this special presentation at Catalina Vista.

Thursday, March 14, 1 PM Documentary Film: Teaching in Arizona This one-time-only event presented by the Institute for Learning in Retirement, Teaching in Arizona, a Tucson Values Teachers documentary short film, follows three Tucson educators to deliver an intimate portrait of what it’s really like to be a teacher today. It also depicts the impact of the


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Author Jillian Cantor Local author of historical fiction, Jillian Cantor, will speak in the Auditorium and sign copies of her book, In Another Time, which spans the years leading up to World War II in Germany and the post-war years in London, Paris, Vienna and the United States. A family secret may prove to be the means for survival. There is no charge; however, to help us plan for attendance, you will need to obtain a ticket, available beginning Tuesday, March 5, in the Library.

Friday, March 22, 2 PM and 7 PM

The Sun City Variety Theatre presents “Chatterton Country Club” in the Auditorium. This three-act comedy takes place in an active adult country club with colorful characters and situations sure to look and sound familiar. You will also enjoy the music and dance performances during the production.

Tickets, $10 pp, will be on sale Mon., Wed., and Thu., Mar. 11, 13 and 14, 9-11 AM and 1-3 PM, Activity Center Lobby. Open seating. Saturday, March 23, 7 PM TAD Management Production – “Diamond Rocks” Another great night of entertainment, “Diamond Rocks” is a salute to Neil Diamond. Barrie Cunningham has been touted as the number one impersonator of this great musician. No food, but pre-mixed drinks in containers, bottles or cans are permitted. Theater seating. Gather friends for some great comedy and music. Auditorium doors open 6:30 PM, show 7 PM. Show tickets can now be purchased online at > Member Services > Tickets.

Tickets, $25 pp, on sale online or at the Welcome Center Monday, March 25, 7 PM

Author Francisco Cantú Will speak about his book, The Line Becomes A River, at the Spanish Cultural Club meeting at Catalina Vista. Open to all.

Tuesday, March 26, 10 AM U of A Art Museum The talk is entitled “Dreamscapes: The Art of Surrealism.” This free event is in the Activity Center/Native American Rooms.

Tuesday, March 26, 1 PM Indoor Movie Gather some friends, snacks and drinks and watch a great movie at no charge. Movie selection will be announced as the date nears. Cabaret seating, Auditorium.

Thursday, March 28, 10 AM Activity Center Renovation Presentation Come to the Auditorium to learn about the process to date and the path forward. Also presented on Thursday, March 7, 10:30 AM.


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Friday, March 29, 10:45 AM Tipster Collation Help collate the inserts that go into the Tipsters in the Auditorium. It’s a great way to get some exercise and meet new people.

Saturday, March 30, 7 AM-Noon Courtyard Sale Turn your unused items into cash at this annual sale in the Courtyard by the lion head fountain area. You need to purchase tables to participate. Table reservations will go on sale in the Activity Center, Monday, March 18, and Tuesday, March 19, 9-11 AM. If you are going to participate, please have your table ready by no later than 6:30 AM. The cost of a table is $25. You may purchase more than one table. No presale of tables.

Tuesday, April 2, 1 PM Authors J.A. Jance and Isabella Maldonado J.A. Jance, queen of Arizona mystery/thriller writers, teams up with her protégée, Isabella Maldonado, in a dynamic duo in the Auditorium. Jance authors the Joanna Brady, Ali Reynolds, J.P. Beaumont and Brandon Walker series, mostly set in Arizona. Maldonado uses her extensive law enforcement background to bring a realistic edge to her Veranda Cruz series, set in Phoenix. There is no charge; however, to help us plan for attendance you will need to obtain a ticket, available beginning Wednesday, March 20, in the Library.

Sunday, April 7, 2 PM and Tuesday, April 9, 7 PM “Favorite Songs” Spring Concerts The Sun City Singers, directed by Don Hess, will perform two spring concerts featuring some of the group’s favorite songs and Easter holiday songs. Bring your family and friends to one of these sell-out concerts performed in the Auditorium. Look for details on posters in SCOV facilites. Open seating.

Tickets, $5 pp, on sale Mon.,-Sat., Apr. 1-6, 9 AM-Noon and Mon., Apr. 8, 9 AM-Noon, Activity Center/Lobby Sunday , April 14, 2 PM The Tucson Symphony The TSO String Quartet will perform in our Auditorium. It is a pleasure to bring you this fine concert in our very own community. No need to drive far or deal with parking. Tickets will not be sold online for this event.

Tickets, $18 pp, go on sale Thu., Mar. 14, 8 AM, at the Welcome Center Tuesday, April 23, 10 AM U of A Museum of Art “Water in a Frame.” For centuries, artists have been fascinated with water. This presentation will bring you some very fine works on this subject. The presentation is in the Activity Center/Native American Rooms; there is no charge for this event.

Saturday, April 27, Dusk Outdoor Movie Join us for a fun night with friends for another movie on the Driving Range. The movie title will be announced later.

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Special Events for Clubs

See club articles for full details. Day Trippers, Fri., Mar. 8, omelet breakfast and membership meeting, Auditorium, $8 pp Wisconsin Club, annual party, Sat., Mar. 9., social hour 5 PM, dinner 6:15 PM Genealogy, Tue., Mar. 12, 1 PM, “,” Activity Center/Navajo Starlight Ballroom Dance Club, Fri., Mar. 15, March Madness Dance, 6-9:30 PM, Auditorium Rock and Roll Club, Sat., Mar. 16, dance with Five Way Street, 6:15-10 PM, Auditorium Day Trippers, Wed., Mar. 20, Heard Museum in Phoenix, $45 pp Day Trippers, Thu.-Sun., May 23-26, Canyon de Chelly trip, $900/couple ($450 pp), $592 single

Workshops and Classes Active Health Committee Musical Meditation This monthly session will continue on Mondays, March 11 and April 8, 3:30-5 PM, Catalina Vista/Mt. Lemmon Room. For more information call Eva Friedner 508-212-9460. Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) Classes Classes are held the fourth Wednesday of each month, 1:30 PM, WC1. Lonnie Davis teaches these classes. To attend, you must register ahead of time by calling Lonnie 520917-8073. You could save the life of a loved one. The next class will be March 27. Association-Sponsored Fitness Purchase a punch card from the receptionist in the Welcome Center, $20/10 classes. You may use this card for all SCOV-sponsored fitness classes. It can also be used by your guests. There is $3 drop-in charge if you do not have a punch card. Aqua Zumba®: Balance Class: Chair Balance Class: Cardio Chair Aerobics: Core Conditioning: Sunrisers: Sweat Stretch: Water Aerobics: Zumba® :

Tue., 1-2 PM, AFC Pool Mon., 10:30-11:30 AM, AFC Fri., 10:30-11:30 AM, AC/Dance Studio Tue., Thu., 10:30-11:30 AM, Sat., 9-10 AM, Catalina Vista Mon., 5-6 PM, Wed., 3-4 PM, AFC Mon., Wed., Fri., 7-8 AM, AFC Tue., Thu., 7:30-9 AM, AFC Mon., Wed., Fri., 10-11 AM, AFC Pool Tue., 9:15-10:10 AM, Thu., 4-5 PM, AFC

Institute for Learning in Retirement (ILR) Samplers Samplers are presented Thursdays, 2 PM, Catalina Vista. No sign-up or membership in the ILR are needed, and there is no cost. Your SCOV guests are welcome. You will need to sign them in; bring your access card for entry. The Samplers are one-time only weekly programs on a variety of subjects. March 7: Previews of Summer and Fall 2019 ILR Classes (not Samplers) Parkinson’s Exercise Classes Classes are held Mondays and Thursdays, 4-5:30 PM, WC3. Caregivers are welcome to attend classes. Ray Jerkins 520-219-3561.


Spanish Language Classes Contact Myriam Barrientos 520-906-8334 spanishmyriam Review the many levels of classes available at Classes are ongoing through May. Introduction to Tai Chi – Free Class Thursday, April 4, 10-11:30 AM, AFC/Studio 1. Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese tradition that involves slow, focused movements. Because of the benefits for balance, strength and improved breathing, it is an exercise especially suitable for seniors. Tai Chi Club is proud to offer you this opportunity to work with our two expert and experienced Tai Chi Masters. See the Tai Chi Club article on page 27 for more information.

play at the Desert Oasis. April will be the first of our theme shows for 2019 in the Activity Center. The focus will be “Up Close.” Members of Art League-associated clubs are encouraged to participate.

Bark Carving Bob Ash 520-282-3688 Tue., 1-4 PM, Thu., 9 AM-Noon Artisan Center/Lapidary

For Your Information The items under this heading are provided as a service to residents. SCOV assumes no responsibility or liability for the information contained therein. Coffee Cart The Coffee Cart is at the Kachina Lounge Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9-10:30 AM. Costume Closet The Costume Closet is located inside the Loan Room at the Cart Barn. Costumes may be checked out and returned by appointment only. Call Marty Siracusa 520-825-6961 or Betty Verderese 520-825-7811 to schedule appointments. Cash donations accepted for the use of costumes.


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Clubs Arts, Crafts & Hobbies Art League Co-Pres. Caryl Thornton 520-638-7024, Carol Nagel 520-825-3097

The process of displaying art in our Activity Center and Desert Oasis is complex. We enjoy these facilities in part because of the efforts of the Art League. All the art is displayed with thought, a style more appropriate to a living room than a gallery. This month the Fine Arts Studio artists are featured in the Activity Center and the Clay Club potters continue their dis-


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Ted at Club Fair table If you are a bark carver or are interested in getting started with cottonwood bark carving please join us on Tuesday afternoon and/or Thursday mornings for carving and conversation. We have bark available for beginners, and there is always someone to help and suggestions for first projects. Come by and view some of our work in our display window next to the Wood Shop in the Artisan Center and/or drop in on Tuesdays or Thursdays. Members, please remember to pay your $10 dues for 2019.

Clay Pres. Gary Brown 520-303-7328 Sep.-May, First Thu., General Meeting, 1 PM, Artisan Center/Pottery Studio cleaning last Wed., 1 PM Orientation as needed

Clay Club members are honoring spring in SCOV by creating a flock of hummingbirds ready for display in their homes and gardens. Each bird was formed from a similar pattern, but each projects its own personality. This month the club features wall pockets and planters at the Desert Oasis. These are hand-built for indoor and outdoor walls. One creative use is in the kitchen, as storage for kitchen utensils. The pottery wheels are in continual use, and the pottery and glaze studio windows always have an exciting display of new work. Stop in at the club in the Artisan Center to sign up for orientation, and you will be the next pottery star.

Colored Pencil Jan Thomas 520-591-1275, Sue Parkes 520-825-7307 Fri., 9 AM-Noon, Catalina Vista/Art Studio Are you fascinated with changes in colors and patterns? Do you like details? Colored Pencil may be just the club for you. It is an easy, forgiving medium but does require patience. Basic drawing skills are helpful, especially if you want to venture into scratchboard, which some in our group enjoy. We have many resources to help get you started and helpful advice for beginners. Come join us.

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Fine Arts Studio Pres. April Hoffman 520-329-8443, Wed., 9 AM-4 PM, Catalina Vista/Art Studio

The Fine Arts group gathers in the morning; however, we invite you to bring a lunch and stay for the afternoon or come only in the afternoon if this fits better into your busy schedule. Some of our members have exhibited in juried shows and won prizes, but this is not a qualifier for joining in the fun and productivity. The men featured in this photo are Salvador Hernandez and Lee Sopwith (standing). We have artists working in many different mediums and styles providing a lively dialogue. We all welcome you to visit, observe, listen to the critiques at 11 AM and decide if we’re right for you. Bring your materials and find a comfortable spot.

Gourd Art Kaaren Drent 520-818-2343 Mon., 1-4 PM, and Fri., 9 AM-Noon, Lapidary Room

Stop in and learn how to produce your own piece of gourd art. There is always someone there to help you, and we have everything you will need.

A beautiful work of art by John Shaw Japanese Flower Arranging Donald Marier 520-825-4878 Nov.-May, Second and Fourth Mon., 2-4 PM, Catalina Vista/Pusch Ridge

Japanese flower arranging, Ikebana, is the art of arranging flowers, branch materials, grasses and leaves. At its core is the beauty resulting from a combination of color, shapes and graceful lines. More than simple floral decoration, it is a form of sculpture with plant materials. Learn from certified instructors at your own pace and make creative arrangements for your home.

Knit and Crochet Sigrid Flatness 425-213-6689 Tue., 2:30-4:30 PM, Catalina Vista/Pusch Ridge

If you knit or crochet, Tuesday afternoons might be a way to learn new techniques or find a new pattern to try. Several of us are working on a variety of projects, and we love to share with others what we’ve been doing. You would be amazed at some of the things that knitters make these days. It’s back in vogue. If you want to brush up on your skill level or try a new technique, you’ll find help in our group. Come and enjoy a relaxing time with us.

Modelers Pres. Fred Faust 520-907-3469 Second Fri., 8 AM, Catalina Vista/Pusch Ridge During a recent Modelers Club meeting, member Tom Mehring gave a photo-illustrated recounting of the train trip he and his wife, Kaye, took last spring when they returned to Wisconsin from Tucson. They traveled from Tucson to Los Angeles and then along the southern California coast. They then connected with the Amtrak Empire Builder in Portland, and took that storied train across the Photo by Tom Prall northern U.S. on to St. Paul. All SCOV residents are welcome at our monthly meetings. During any day, if the lights are on and someone is in the Modelers Room, stop in. At our meetings, you will see what we are about and you may enjoy a cup of coffee and a sweet roll. From time to time we schedule field trips of interest to modelers.

Open Studio Artists Pres. Carol Nagel 520-825-3097 Tue., 9 AM-4 PM and Thu., 9 AM-2 PM, Catalina Vista/Art Studio

It is time to get back to the Art Studio. If you do not know what to paint next, the theme show ideas and the Vistoso Photo Club box may be just what you need for inspiration.

Vistoso Photo Pres. Gerda Timm 520-825-6864 Sep.-May, Second and Fourth Wed., 6 PM, Catalina Vista On Wednesday, March 13, 6 PM, the Vistoso Photo Club will present a program by the University of Arizona Center for Creative Photography. Topics will include background of the Center, explanation of photography by Ansel Adams and Richard Avedon, light as a subject in art and photography and more. The competition on March 27 will be an “Open” category. Photos must be taken after April 1, 2018. The judge will be Robert Townsend. The winners from January’s competition were Ed Caine, “Forest Fire Fighter” by Bill Lewis Larry Walker, Val Harding, Philip Fisher, Diane Haegele, Val Plumlee, Dave Henderson, Pam Maddern, Ron Richardson, Karen Burnham, Barry Kantowitz, Bill Lewis, Jim Chinnis and Harvey Gardner. In addition to friendly monthly competitions, our club offers educational programs, hosts guest speakers and exhibits members’ winning photos. Visitors are welcome to attend our meetings and competitions.

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Sculpture Pres. Laurie Lichaa 520-812-0198 Mon., 9 AM-5 PM, Catalina Vista/Art Studio

Casa Amigas

Sigrid Flatness 425-213-6689 Mon. and Thu., 9 AM-Noon, Artisan Center/Sewing

Stop by the clay sculpture studio in Catalina Vista on Monday mornings to see some of the clay sculptures in progress. Recently we have had a packed studio so there is a lot of creativity taking place. Last month we shared information on preparing the armature using a brazing process. Aleda Haug has researched alternative methods in preparing an armature. She is teaching a class for current members using a technique that uses smaller gauged wire and apoxie sculpt, which has the adhesive power of epoxy. This technique eliminates the brazing process and when using a smaller gauged wire, it makes it easier to build the armature. Aleda will be guiding class members in refining the details of a body or head in clay. Stop by and view some of our completed projects in the display case outside of the studio.

Some of our Casa members recently delivered the first set of items they made to the Tohono O’odham Sunrise House. This included walker bags, tote bags, fleece blankets, sets of throws and pillows, girls’ dresses, hats, scarves, baby blankets and sweaters. The members received a request for vests for the younger girls for part of their school uniforms and for sturdy tote bags for the older girls. On our next trip we will also include sleeper blankets for the younger children. The Sunrise House is a family resource center in the Tohono O’odham Nation. The schools are part of the Baboquivari Unified School District in Sells. If you still have that top sheet where the bottom sheet gave out and it’s in good condition, please donate it so we can make crib sheets for the various charities we support.

Dave Dame’s completed project.

Cheer Bears

Sewing Thimblelenas

Sue Lane 520-971-8755 Co-Treas. Phyllis Austin 805-341-5176, Pat Norton 480-993-8762 Monitor Training Suzanne Stiles 805-748-3206 Pfaff Training Mel Wheeler 520-334-0957 Mon.-Fri., 9 AM-Noon and 1-4 PM, Sat., 9 AM-Noon, Artisan Center/Sewing

The Sewing Room has really been humming lately. As you can see by reading the articles below, there are lots of things being made, and everyone has a good time doing it. Our HQ Sweet 16 quilting machine has been billed as the “best selling sit-down quilting machine.” Regina Bechard gives excellent training on the quilting machine and its popularity is growing in the Sewing Room. Any Thimblelenas member can be trained on this machine. Stop over any time the room is open to learn more about us. Monitors on duty are always happy to give you a short tour. Seasonal residents and renters are welcome to join us. For your convenience the Sewing Room is open for general use Friday, 9 AM-Noon and 1-4 PM, and Saturday mornings.

Coffee and Conversation with the General Manager and a Board Member An informal exchange of information. Monday, March 18, 9-10 AM Activity Center/Navajo 16

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Pat Norton 480-993-8762 Wed., 1-3 PM, Artisan Center/Sewing

The Cheer Bears are marching together to willing, happy, cheerful new arms to receive the love they deserve. Each bear is made with love to be passed to their new owners and spread joy around Oro Valley and Tucson. It is our group’s hope that the recipients receive that joy. If anyone would like to join us on any Wednesday from 1-3 PM in the Sewing Room at the Artisan Center, there is always room at the table or machines and a need for more hands to bring the love from our donated materials. A special thank you goes to the Seniors for Kids for sponsoring our financial needs when purchasing material, tools and such. We will be distributing some of our bears this spring and more next fall. We break beginning in May, but start up again in October. Hope to see you soon. Machine Embroidery

Sharon Larsen 520-818-2791 Training Coordinator Karin Frohlich 520-612-7379 4D Computer Training Debra Dirks 520-825-2248 Third Tue., 1:30 PM, Desert Oasis/Ocotillo Meet up with us March 19, 1:30 PM, Desert Oasis, and let’s talk Irish. Every month we see new things and get more embroidery ideas. Our February meeting featured a discussion on knockdown stitches. At our March meeting, learn more about subway art. Contact Karin Frohlich for instruction on the 6-needle machine in the Sewing Room. Instructions are available to any Thimblelenas member. Note the meeting date and join us. Feel free to bring a friend with you. Irish treats will be served. Check us out on Facebook to see more of our projects.


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Pet Beds

Jan Bohe 520-825-9725 Tue., 1-3 PM, Artisan Center/Sewing

If you have a dog or cat, you probably already have a comfy bed for them. We want to provide comfy beds for the Humane Society animals. We use washable recycled fabric scraps and polyester fiber fill to make all sizes of pet beds. We hope to make those cats and dogs comfortable while waiting for adoption. Why not join us? Quilters

Carol Guibert 520-404-1462 Second and Fourth Tue., 1 PM, Desert Oasis/Ocotillo

Monday, March 11, 11 AM, we will have our annual spring luncheon with presentation of a check to Tri-Community Food Bank from our quilt show proceeds. There will be no meeting on Tuesday, March 12, because of the luncheon date. Tuesday, March 26, 9 AM, in the Sewing Room, Janet Pugh will demonstrate how to print photos on fabric. Seniors for Kids

Co-Pres. Jean Sax 651-436-4243, Pat Norton 480-993-8862 Sewing/Crafting for SFK, Mon., 1-3 PM, Wed., 9 AM-Noon, Artisan Center/Sewing Toy woodworking, various times, Artisan Center/Wood Shop Meetings: First Thu., 8 AM, Catalina Vista/Pusch Ridge

The annual Courtyard Sale is approaching fast. Seniors for Kids would love to help you dispose of items you no longer need or want at our treasure table. Items may be dropped by the Posse Shack on Friday, March 29, 11 AM- 1 PM. (No clothing, large furniture or unframed glass or mirrors.) Please price your items in 25 cent increments. Items not sold will be donated to Big Brothers Big Sisters charity. Also, please join us at the sale on Saturday, March 30, for coffee, doughnuts, jumbo hot dogs and sodas. Watch for our raffle sales in the coming weeks. Our raffle items are amazing. This is the Seniors for Kids annual fundraising event and we need your support. See you there. Tapestry Rug Hooking

Coni Arseneau, 217-398-1416, Carrie Wiley, 360-734-5952, Tue., 9 AM-Noon, except last Tue. of the month; last Thu., 1-3 PM, Artisan Center/Sewing Those interested in the Tapestry Rug Hooking group, please come to the Sewing Room on Tuesday mornings, except for the last week of the month when we meet in the Sewing Room on Thursday afternoon. Prior to transferring a design to the material, we will discuss the types of materials that are used in hooking. Materials used in tapestry rug hooking are linen, monk cloth, rug warp cloth and burlap. Most of our Carol Zigalla is proud of her most current members use cotton recent project warp cloth, which is the most popular backing for the size of wool and yarn that most use. Carrie Wiley uses a thicker cut of wool and/or yarn in her projects. She has used both linen and burlap which typically has a much larger weave to accommodate the thick-

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ness of her hooking material. If you are interested to learn more about our group, please feel free to drop by or visit our website. We welcome new members and will provide practice materials and individual instruction for those interested in trying our art.

Show ‘N Share Vicki Frakes 859-801-0525 Fri., 9 AM-Noon, Catalina Vista/Mt. Lemmon We thank Norma Dennart (photo), who demonstrated how grocery bags are crocheted into a 3’ x 7’ mat and distributed to the homeless. Seven hundred bags are needed to make one mat. We celebrate March and April birthdays for Debra Dirks and Randy Ebertz. Debra moved to SCOV from Minnesota in 2011 when she joined Show ‘n Share (SnS). Her Project Share crafts are knitting and various sewing projects. She learned to make greeting cards after joining our group. She enjoys the camaraderie of SnS. Randy moved to SCOV from North Dakota in 2017 and joined SnS in 2018. She makes greeting cards and is an avid reader. Randy enjoys the company of SnS ladies. Members work on portable crafts, and we love to show our creations and share our ideas. We meet year-round and welcome new members. No dues.

Silversmith and Lapidary Pres. Tom Moore 503-510-2251 Shop hours: Mon.-Thu., 9 AM-Noon and 1-4 PM; Fri. 9 AM-Noon First Mon., 3:30 PM, Artisan Center/Silversmith Studio January was an eventful month. On January 16, 17 and 18, accomplished member Michael Knott taught our orientation class to eight residents. Welcome new members Susie Mayfield, Guy Nutter, Joan Our holiday party quartet Partridge, and Valerie Wagner who attended this event. On January 19, we held our annual holiday party. Monitors Rose Stapfer and Gary Jones coordinated the gala. We were serenaded by President Tom Moore and VP Steve Adams on guitar, Gary Jones on sax and Katy Nanosky on vocals. We also enjoyed a delicious catered dinner and great conversation. January 23 and 24, Michael again provided his expertise, this time in lapidary. Eight members learned how to use our upgraded equipment. If you are interested in attending an orientation, come on in and sign up.


Stained/Fused Glass Jo Anne Bowman 501-282-4454 or 520-441-9229 Juliet Williams 623-565-0153 Fusing: Tue. and Thu., 9-11 AM, Artisan Center/Stained Glass Stained: Wed. and Fri., 9 AM-Noon Open Studio, any time Tue.-Sun., Artisan Center/Stained Glass

We hope you are enjoying the stained and fused glass on display in the Artisan Center windows. On February 15 through March 5, we began a contest that depends on your vote. Look for details and information on the door to the glass studio. Please share your opinion with us and vote. Winners gets a ribbon and bragging rights. Join the fun. I hope many of you made it to the gem show. There was so much to see. I came home with a couple ideas for stained glass. We are making a lot of changes and rearranging in the studio. We hope that these changes have been a help to you. The board and studio manager are always trying to improve your experience. We have classes and workshops, so please try your hand at something new. Thank you to all our members and volunteers, as you make the difference.

Wood Carving Bob Ash 520-282-3688 Sat., 9-Noon, Artisan Center/Lapidary

If you are a wood carver or are interested in getting started with wood carving join us on Saturday mornings for carving and conversation. For beginners there is al- Club Fair table ways help with projects and suggestions about tools, safety gear and carving woods. The club owns power (rotary) tools and bits for use by members and has carving magazines and books to provide project ideas. Please come by and view our display window next to the Wood Shop in the Artisan Center and drop in on Saturday mornings. Members, remember to pay your $10 annual dues.

Woodworking Pres. Bill Bable 248-231-2829, VP: Chris Schatzman 504-470-6075 Sec. Colin Kaltenbach, Treas. Nancy Njaa

The photo shows club members teaming together to work on a project. Team work is a plus for the SCOV Wood Workers Club. Come out and enjoy working together, independently, and/ or teaching and learning from others. Dues are $20 for 2019. We look forward to meeting new members. See you Saturday, March 30, for some awesome items we will be selling at the Courtyard Sale.

Continuing Education Astronomy Pres. Allan Mashburn 435-219-0042 Oct.-May, Third Thu., 7 PM, Activity Center/Navajo

Our speaker on March 21 is Dolores Hill. She was recently honored at the White House for her direction of Target Asteroids, a decade-long program that expands the role of citizen scientists in cutting edge asteroid research. She is also co-director of NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission to the asteroid Bennu. Launched in 2016, the probe is now circling the asteroid and will return a sample to earth in 2023. Bob Cratty (pictured) is retiring following ten years of enriching the lives of many children at Coronado K-8 School by opening up the night skies to them. Bob made the first contact with the school and was instrumental in providing and funding all fifth graders with telescopes. Both he and Harland Goetz were honored by the Astronomy Club at the February 21 meeting. They will be missed by both faculty and students at the school for their dedication and hard work teaching astronomy and science. “See what the universe is all about.” Elon Musk. Star gazing party, Thursday, March 7.

Bible Men’s Bible Study

We need your aluminum cans!

Put your empty aluminum cans to work for SCOV. Deposit only empty, rinsed aluminum cans in the box outside the Activity Center kitchen door. The Community Assistance Committee uses the funds from recycling to purchase items for the Loan Room.


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Jerry Anderson 520-638-6586, Rick Thomas 520-591-0475 Oct.-May, Tue., 7:30 AM, Catalina Vista/Mt. Kimball

Spring is here. Join us in our study of 2nd John and 3rd John as well as the Book of Jude. As men of faith, we feel it an honor to study God’s Word and grow in discipleship together. We welcome you to bring your own experiences and biblical insights into the discussions we enjoy so much. Many of our members take the opportunity to have breakfast at The Views Restaurant directly after the study. What’s not to like?


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Precept Women’s Bible Study

Pres. Linda Miller 520-818-2716 Sec. Faith Heitmann 208-750-5886 Oct.-Apr., Wed., 9 AM, WC3

We continue to meet on Wednesday, 9 AM, WC3. In this new study of “Precepts-Romans Part 1,” we will be discussing Paul’s gospel of salvation for all mankind. Shirley Brown is our facilitator. Come and join us .We welcome new members.

Great Books Pres. Barbara Gates 520-825-7645 V.P. Connie Armstrong 520-544-7723 Oct.-May, First and Third Wed., 2 PM, Catalina Vista/Mt. Lemmon

In our club we read and discuss selections of thoughtprovoking works of literature presented in anthologies by the Great Books Foundation. We offer great conversations about great ideas. We are reading selections from Great Conversations 1, the first in a series of anthologies intended for those who value the lively pleasure of discussing ideas. Hopefully the readings will challenge your assumptions and spark debate. The book can be purchased from Amazon or The Great Books Foundation. On March 6 we will read Of Friendship and Of Solitude by Michel de Montaigne. On March 20 we will read a selection from Pensées by Blaise Pascal. We welcome all SCOV residents.

SCOV Book Club Pres. Glenda Jackson 925-640-7312 Contact: Cynthia Kartman 414-732-3063 First Mon., 1:30 PM, Catalina Vista/Mt. Kimball

Our March selection, a New York Times top 10 book and a National Book Award finalist, is Pachinko by Min Jin Lee. Lee creates a fascinating epic of four generations of a poor immigrant Korean family working to establish their foothold in 20th century Japan. Our April selection is The Darkest Child, the debut novel of Delores Phillips. In 1958 Georgia, thirteen-year-old Tangy Mae Quinn, the sixth of 10 fatherless siblings, must break free from her violent home to forge a better life for herself.

Computer - Vistoso Computer Society (VCS) Membership David Johnson 520-825-6994 Pres. Leo Belardinelli 520-989-9314 General Meetings, Nov.-Mar., Second Mon., 1 PM, Auditorium Help session: call 520-329-7661 for an appointment

The phenomenon of the Internet of Things (IoT) is where everything is connected and your phone or tablet provide that world interface. In February’s general meeting, we investigated the IoT’s voice activation world of Alexa, Google Home, Cortana and Siri and their use in home automation. This March, we will expand IoT by discussing the growing world of Artificial Intelligence (AI), where the computers and devices are able to perform tasks normally requiring human intelligence such as visual perception, decision making or language translation. Membership is required for help sessions, classes and the right to join the ListServ (online bulletin board). See the club’s website homepage. Dues for 2018-2019 are $10/household. Send checks, not cash, to Dave Johnson, 2427 Nasturtium, with the application form, available outside the CLC (Computer Learning Center) in the Welcome Center. You may download it from the club’s website. Renewing members do not need to fill

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out an application form if your personal information has not changed. VCS club will again take your used ink cartridges for a recycle program. Drop them off in the basket just outside the CLC. Please note: computer help is available to members by calling the help desk number 520-329-7661. We provide this option, so we can match a Help Desk Assistant to your specific problem. This information can also be found on the VCS website shown above. Classes for March Class Name Date Time iPhone for Beginners 1 Session Tue., Mar. 5 1-3 PM Drew Ludwig Windows 10 (Bring your computers) 1 Session Wed., Mar 13 10 AM-Noon Leo Belardinelli iPhone Tips: Texting & Mail; Using the Calendar & the App Store 1 Session Thur., Mar 14 1-3 PM Peg Bushong YAC – Youth Advisory Council Topic: Google & Pictures 1 Session Sat., Mar 16 9:30-11 AM Sue Lane Password Security & LastPass Password Vault 2 Sessions Part 1 Tue., Mar 19 10 AM-Noon Part 2 Tue., Mar 26 10 AM-Noon Mary Kaczmarski Introduction to Google Drive and Other Clouds 1 Session Mon., Mar 18 10 AM-Noon Paul Sherwood Introduction to Voice Devices like Alexa 1 Session Wed., Mar 20 10 AM-Noon Leo Belardinelli iPhone Tips: Boosting Performance & Security; Exploring Audio Features of the iPhone - focus on Podcasts & Music 1 Session Thur., Mar 28 1-3 PM Peg Bushong Help Sessions for PC and Mac Users 2 Sessions Tue., Mar 19 1-3 PM Wed., Mar 27 1-3 PM

Genealogy Pres. Andrea Houston Monitor Training Pat Brown Mentoring Holly Gibson 303-548-1299 General Meetings Oct.-May, Second Tue., 1 PM, Activity Center/Navajo

Curious about the website that is installed on our Genealogy Lab computers for free use to you? Sue Cerri from Sunflower Genealogy will bring us up-to-date on My Heritage, Tuesday, March 12. “Saturday Shorts,” given by our own members, provide interesting talks with various topics, Saturday mornings in the Welcome Center/ Genealogy Lab. Saturday, March 16, Sharon Larsen will demo use of RecordSeek. Source any website you visit, anytime, with the RecordSeek bookmarklet, then you can attach the found website source to FamilySearch or Ancestry, or both. Roots Magic is a new special interest group lead by Sharon Larsen. Check your emails and our website for the latest topics.


ILR - Institute of Learning in Retirement Pres. Jane Myerson Curriculum Randy Myerson Registration Karen/Sherwin Koopmans Samplers Sally Evert

Please be considerate. Do not go to classes if you are sick. It is not good for you and it is not good for anyone else in the room. “Have Your Morals Changed?” moderated by Gene Bammel will begin Thursday, March 7, 11:30 AM, WC3. Summer and fall course listings will be found on the ILR website following the Course Preview March 7, 2-4 PM, Catalina Vista. Watch the Tipster, the Facebook page and/or the club website for further details. Not an ILR member yet? It’s easy to join. If you are a current resident with paid association fees, complete the Membership Application/Registration Form (found on the website) and send this along with a one-time initiation fee of $25 pp. Mail to the club box address printed at the bottom of the form. When you join, you may register for courses ($10 each), workshops and attend Samplers. Your email address is added to the group, and you receive updates and reminders as well as the opportunity to vote on items requiring a member vote.

Natural Health and Wellness Sherokee Ilse 520-818-3279 First Wed., Potluck, 5:30 PM, Catalina Vista Third Wed. 3-4:30 PM, Catalina Vista, Mt. Kimball/Pusch Ridge

Our March speaker is Jennifer Jacobs, MD, MPH, author of Do You Really Need That Pill? Her talk will include: How to handle the over-medication epidemic, healthy alternatives to drugs, as well as health concerns such as acid reflex, osteoporosis, the dangers of over-the-counter pain medications and more. BIO: Jennifer Jacobs, MD, MPH, a family practice physician specializing in holistic medicine, is also a clinical assistant professor in epidemiology at the Univ. of Washington School of Public Health and Community Medicine. She has served on the advisory board of the NIH Office of Alternative Medicine, co-founded the special interest group of the American Public Health Association on Complementary and Alternative Health Practices and is a current advisory board member of the monthly magazine Natural Health. Dr. Jacobs resides in Tucson. Payment of annual dues (November-October, cash preferred) is required in order to attend the club meetings, meditation classes and potlucks, $3 pp. Potluck: Monthly plant-based/vegan potluck, Wednesday, March 6, 5:30 PM, Catalina Vista. Bring a dish to share, place setting and drink of choice. First time attendees bring your place setting and drink. For questions email or Heather Mindful Meditation is a new addition to our club that meets Tuesdays, 3:30-4:30 PM, Catalina Vista.

Poets Corner Sharyn Rafieyan 520-825-6762 Mon., 9:30-11:30 AM, WC3

Surely everyone has heard this quick fix for transforming your troubles: “When life hands you lemons, make lemonade.” Poets Corner member Elise Asch applied a similar principle to a recent tragedy that befell her daughter, turning an unfortunate accident into a clever rhyme that finds some good in the bad.


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“What a treat to meet your feet / and learn they’re not entirely obsolete / though they cannot take a hike / and do not even look alike / they have saved you from a dangerous trip / Antarctica ice could make you slip / and likely cause a broken hip!”

Rachel’s feet Good news about other members: Jan Fuller and Christa Lubatkin have had several poems presented in online publications. John Padgett composed the songs for a CD produced and performed by his friend, Jody Adams, and Jim Pavlakis published a book of poetry entitled Lines of Sight. Congratulations to all.

Cultural & Social Barbershop VLQ (Very Large Quartet) Kactus Krooners Mike Moyer 520-818-6509 Oct.-May, Mon., 10:30 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 fun mixed (men and women) a cappella chorus in song for just one-and-a-half hours every Monday morning. Great way to start each week. SCOV visitors welcome. There is strength in numbers; the more the merrier.

Democratic Club Maureen Salz 520-240-0049 Second Sat., 1 PM, Activity Center/Navajo Thanks to Ron Ancell, Pam Dage and Susan Steinhart for volunteering at our Club Fair table. The March meeting guest speaker is SCOV resident Randy Moody who will speak about his decision to become a Democrat after being a Republican for decades. Membership dues are $10 pp. Checks should be made to SCOV Democratic Club and mailed to Treasurer Sandy Salz, 1816 E. Crown Ridge Way or brought to the Susan Steinhart and Pam Dage at meeting. Please bring nonperishable food our Club Fair table items for Impact of Southern Arizona. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Dining - Prepare & Share Pres. Colin Kaltenbach; VP Debbie Kotlarek Treas. Kathy Mashburn Scheduling Sec. Pat and Dave Heine and

January brought us some cold weather but lots of warm food. Many people stopped by our booth at the club fair, and we will have several new couples joining us next year. Our groups enjoyed southern Italian cuisine in February and the club luncheon on February 20 at The Gallery Restaurant at Dove Mountain.


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Dog Club - Fido’s Friends Pres. Lynne Wohner Membership/Treas. Marj Young 360-913-8062 Nov., Jan. and Mar., Third Thu., 1 PM, Activity Center/Hopi

Our March meeting will be Thursday, March 21, 1 PM. Come hear the results of the Dog Club Survey and get an update on the status of upgrades to the Dog Park. We also will be electing new club officers. Snake aversion training is scheduled in the Dog Park on Thursday, March 28. Cost for training is $85 per dog and retesting for dogs already trained is $5 per dog. You must have a reservation for this session. Before March 17 call Lynne Wohner 703-615-8506 and after March 17 call Marj Young 360-913-8062 to reserve your place. You will be paying dog trainer Jay Smith directly by check or cash on March 28. Any questions, please call Lynne. If you are not a member of our club and wish to join, call Marj. Dues are only $10 per year with a one-time $10 key fee. You must be a Dog Club member to use the park

Different Drummers Women’s Circle Zona Boss 520-638-6644, Colleen Cottrell 520-825-8393 Wed., 1:30-3 PM, 2338 E. Montrose Canyon Dr.

The Different Drummers Women’s Circle provides a community drum circle for any woman wanting to connect with others through hand drumming using African Djembe drums, handheld Native American frame drums and other small percussion instruments. Drums and instruments are provided for guests. Join us to drum, laugh and meet new friends. People worldwide for centuries have used group drumming to energize minds and bodies, strengthen community bonds, release stress and celebrate life. Looking forward to seeing you at Colleen’s home: 2338 E Montrose Canyon Dr.

Garden Club Pres. Wendy Hughes 503-703-9563 VP, Barbara Marshall 520-825-0618 Oct.-Apr., Second Tue., 12:30 PM, Auditorium

Join us Tuesday, March 12, for our general meeting featuring Jessie Byrd who presents a program on “Diversifying the Urban Desert.” Jessie is the manager of Pima County’s Native Plant Nursery and is leading the efforts to reintroduce native species into the urban fabric of Tucson. A vibrant speaker, Jessie has designed and constructed landscapes where the public can enjoy our native plants. Our general meeting April 9 welcomes back John Durham from the Tucson Cactus and Succulent Society. He’ll update us on new cactus rescues that society volunteers have performed in the past year. John was the Garden Club members’ favorite speaker last year, so be sure to hear his newest program. Don’t miss out on important Garden Club informational email and renew your membership early for the 2019-2020 club season. Membership is $5 pp and $8 cpl, contact Florence Duckett at 520-825-1994 or

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Havurah Liz Kinslinger

March will be busy for Havurah. March 15: Friday night candlelight service, led by a visiting rabbi, 6-8 PM, Activity Center/Navajo. Monday, March 18: general meeting, Catalina Vista. The slate of officers for 2019-2020 will be presented, followed by a talk by Dirk Van Leenen, a Holocaust survivor from Holland, author of a book, Resistance on a Bicycle, about his activities in the resistance with his father. Meeting will begin at 6 PM sharp, talk at 6:30 PM. Sunday, March 24: brunch, 10:30 AM, Auditorium. Doris Evans presents amazing live-action films of animals she has caught on cameras stationed in her back yard. Tickets on our website, $15 members, $18 nonmembers. Help online: Gary Henson 262-573-6605. April 19: First night seder at Splendido, with a free shuttle to and from SCOV. Tickets for members will be $30, again online, and we will have only 60 seats.

Early Music Recorder Ensemble Joyce Minks 520-825-0642 Tue., 12:30 PM, Catalina Vista/Pusch Ridge

Have a recorder (the musical instrument)? Want to learn or improve your skills? Would you like to play in a group? Soprano, alto, tenor and bass recorders are welcome. Enjoy the harmonies of an ensemble. Music is provided, just one hour every week. SCOV visitors welcome.

Republican Club Merritt McGlothlin 520-572-7853 Third Tue., 3 PM, Activity Center

The SCOV Republican Club will meet Tuesday, March 19, 3 PM, Activity Center. Our topics and discussions will be of interest to all regarding local, state, and national, political and policy issues. At this early time for submission to the Tipster we have not yet completed arrangements for our program and featured speakers. Prior to our March meeting we will be announcing that information in the weekly Thursday email “This Week in SCOV,” submitted to the SCOV residents by General Manager Mark Wade. Watch for our announcement under Club News. Please plan on attending; the meeting is open to all.

St. Phillip’s Social Club Abby Marier 520-825-4878

Sun City Singers Pres. Bob Westendorf 619-571-1040 Director Don Hess 520-444-2206 Rehearsals Tue., 6:30-8:30 PM, Auditorium

Mark your calendar now to attend one of the Singers’ “Favorite Songs” and Easter songs spring concerts. This 100+ all-volunteer choir rehearses for 12 weeks for these popular, sell-out performances. See the Coming Events section of this Tipster for ticket sale information. Annual dues $10 pp. Pay Marcia Polley at rehearsals.


Sun City Singles Pres. Pieter Rooker 520-441-9866, Ticket Sales, Lenore Lev 917-796-8450 Dinner meeting second Thu., 5:30 PM; happy hour last Fri., 5:30 PM

First-time visitors may purchase a ticket to one of our activities without becoming a member. After attending one time, you must become a member in order to attend any of our activities. Catalina International Caterers will serve dinner Thursday, March 14, Activity Center/Navajo Room. Social hour, 5:30 PM, seating, 6 PM. Menu: romaine salad, roasted loin of pork, applesauce, baby red mashed potatoes with roasted garlic, zucchini French rolls and butter. Dessert: assorted mini cheesecakes. Entertainment: Chuck Moses, vocalist/ guitar. Happy hour: Friday, March 29, social hour 5:30 PM, seating, 6 PM. Entertainment: Bill Ganz, Western singer. Golf: Sunday, March 3, 1:45 PM, The Views.

Ticket sales: Thu., Mar. 7, 10 AM-Noon and Friday, Mar. 8, 1-2 PM, Activity Center Lounge. Dinner tickets, $20 pp; happy hour appetizers, $10 pp Checks only, payable to Sun City Singles Spanish Cultural Club (SCC) Gary/Carolyn Lerch 520-818-3319 Oct., Nov., Jan.-Mar., Apr. (Cinco de Mayo Fiesta) Fourth Mon., 7 PM, Catalina Vista

Monday, March 25, we are pleased to have author Francisco Cantú talk about his book, The Line Becomes A River. There may be book club folks who would like to attend this, so please do. This will be the last meeting of the season. Members will be celebrating Cinco de Mayo in April before folks start leaving for the summer. Come early to munch and chat. Bring your own beverage, please.

States Colorado Club

Jim Mayworm 720-936-4669

The Colorado Club will be celebrating St. Patty’s Day early this year. Join us for our annual Colorado get-together Saturday, March 9, Activity Center/Navajo Room. Social hour begins at 5:30 PM, followed by a delicious dinner of corned beef and cabbage. We will be entertained by an authentic Irish band called The Kilts. Dress is casual and green, don’t ya know. All Coloradans past, present, vacationed there, family as well as friends are invited. If you haven’t purchased your tickets, please contact Jim Mayworm for details. Michigan Club

Andrea Smith 734-395-9063 The Michigan party is just around the corner, Saturday, March 9, 4-7 PM, Catalina Vista. Ice breakers, entertainment, a casual meal, as well as a great group of people will be on the agenda. Hope to see you there. Call Andrea Smith with questions. Minnesota Club

Joanne Keck 320-492-1896 Deb Mayworm 720-771-0316

Join us Sunday, March 31, for another great Minnesota party. This year we will reminisce with “Dick and Jane” as they spark Minnesota memories from grade school and beyond. Social hour begins at 1 PM, with a catered meal by Bubb’s Grub served at 2 PM, followed by an original, interactive program with prizes. A gluten-free option is available


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upon request when purchasing your ticket. If you have friends you would like to share a table with, bring all the names and checks with you when you purchase your tickets, 8 per table. If you don’t have a group to sit with, let us know and we’ll seat you at a table with friendly Minnesotans. Plan on sharing this enjoyable evening with friends and acquaintances who love to spend time in Minnesota– during the summer months. This event is open to all. If you have visited, traveled through or just generally like folks from Minnesota, purchase a ticket and join the fun. If you missed buying a ticket on March 11 or 13, call Alan Bancroft 520-907-4121 or Joanne Keck 320-492-1896 by March 21 to purchase tickets.

Tickets $22 pp, on sale Mon., Mar. 11 and Wed, Mar. 13, 9-11 AM Activity Center Lobby New England Club

Claude Janus 802-249-0386

Time is quickly approaching for the New England Club social. It will be held Friday, April 12, 5:30-8 PM, Desert Oasis. Come join us for pizza, salad, wine, dessert and great company. Hope to see you there.

Tickets, $10 pp, on sale Thu., Mar. 28 and Mon., Apr. 1, 9-11 AM Activity Center Lobby Wisconsin Club

Anne Rusch 920-202-0008

A reminder to all party-goers: What: Wisconsin Club dinner party When: Saturday, March 9, 5 PM Where: Auditorium Theme: “Green Bay Packers: 100 Seasons and Counting...” Come dressed in your best green and gold. If you missed the opportunity to purchase tickets in February for this year’s party, contact Anne to be added to next year’s roster. Wyoming Club

Tony Adams 307 635-5732

All SCOV residents from Wyoming are invited to gather Sunday, April 7, 3:30 PM, at Peggy and Mike Gardner’s, 14567 N. Del Webb Blvd., and enjoy a delicious meal catered by Bubb’s Grub. Dinner cost is $18. Come enjoy the afternoon with fellow Wyomingites. Please RSVP before April 2 to Tony Adams.

Sun City Variety Theatre Membership Christie Faust Third Thu., 10 AM, Desert Oasis

Join the Sun City Variety Theatre’s trip to The Chatterton Country Club. This active adult country club is full of colorful characters. Laugh along with their antics and enjoy musical and dance numbers, too. The show date is Friday, March 22 with performances at 2 PM and 7 PM. The SCVT welcomes all thespians and back stage technicians to become a part of our club. We meet Thursday, March 21.

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Ukulele - Sun City Strummers Pres. Sharon Heaps

Remember our spring concert, Tuesday, March 5, 1 PM, Auditorium. Free admission and open seating. Our members are practicing enthusiastically for our spring concert which will feature a variety of new pieces we know all our guests will enjoy. Your Strummers will offer our normal sing-along format for your pleasure, so don’t hesitate to jump in and help us fill our auditorium with song. We are looking forward to offering surprise dancers to compliment our efforts. Come and enjoy.

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Unit 2/2A Coffee, Joe and Sally Moya, 520-448-3229 March 23, 9:30-11:30 AM, at the corner of N Copperstone Dr and Pennystone Dr

Unit 2/2A Neighborhood Coffee. Meet your neighbors over coffee, Saturday, March 23, 9:30-11:30 AM, at the corner of N. Copperstone Dr. and Pennystone Dr. Bring a cup and a goodie to share, if you’d like. Wear your name tags, please. Think about hosting our next gathering. Questions, contact Joe and Sally Moya. See you there. Unit 10 It’s party time. Saturday, March 23, 4:30 PM, Activity Center/Navajo Room. Great opportunity to see old friends and meet new. Please bring your favorite appetizer/finger food to share. BYOB including soft drinks. Coffee and dessert will be provided. RSVP by March 15 to Diana Clark 520-360-4125 or email Unit 18A

Unit 18A annual potluck dinner to be held on Saturday, March 16, 6-8 PM, Catalina Vista. Please bring a dish to serve 8-10 neighbors. Last names beginning with letters A-C, desserts; D-J, main dish; K-R, appetizer; S-Z, salad. BYOB. Coffee, tea, cups, small napkins and small plates will be provided. RSVP by Friday, March 8, or 267-377-6760.

Women’s Action Group of Oro Valley Anne Munoz 253-905-7747 First Fri., 11 AM, Catalina Vista/Mt. Kimball Room

This new club’s mission is to come together to learn about issues affecting women and families, and to develop strategies which influence our governmental representatives to promote progressive, positive political change. Three current areas of study include immigration, education and ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment. All like-minded individuals are welcome to attend our monthly meetings.

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SCOV Women’s Auxiliary Pres. Kathy Hrdy 520-825-4723 Finance Debbie Francis 402-216-4227 Publicity/Sec. Kathy Patterson 616-350-6443 Donations Judy Hood 520-818-2281 Sep.-Apr., Second Tue., 9 AM, WC3

Our Auxiliary benefits Emerge! Center Against Domestic Abuse which helps victims of domestic abuse. Emerge! provides support and transitional housing to women and children in crisis. It helps educate the community by providing presentations on domestic abuse, as well as counseling to child survivors on handling conflict, trauma and abuse. Donations needed include: • Gift cards: Fry’s, Safeway, Walmart, Walgreen’s, Home Depot, etc. • New hair products, hair brushes, deodorant, body wash, feminine hygiene products • Diapers sizes 4,5 and 6, baby wipes • New undergarments (all sizes): socks and underwear for women, boys and girls, sports bras • Cash donations Our Spring Fashion Show, Raffle, Auction and Luncheon will be Sunday, March 10 starting at 11:30 AM. Tickets, $30 pp. Contact Linda Hall 520-907-2009 for tickets. Our next meeting is Tuesday, March 12, 9 AM, WC3.


Ballroom - SC Starlight Dance Club Marsha Scoles 520-825-2085 Nancy Sopwith 208-724-5881

We have had a great start to 2019, and we’ll continue with a bit of “March Madness” on the dance floor. We had our Beginners Dance Class and Valentine’s Ball which were both a big success. Watch the SCOV Newsletter for more info on dance classes that are now being planned. On Friday, March 15, Auditorium, we will host the Tom Patrick Band as they play from 6:30-9:30 PM. BYOB and snacks. Our April spring dance date has changed to Friday, April 5. We’ll have live music in the Auditorium with the Tom Patrick Band. Watch the SCOV Newsletter and April Tipster for details. Everyone welcome. Resident membership $5 per year. Come and dance.

March dance tickets are $5 pp for club members and $10 pp for nonmembers. Tickets sales Fri., Mar. 1, 9-11 AM, Activity Center Lobby Folk Dance Club of SCOV Harvey Gardner, 520-308-5616, Fri., 10 AM-Noon, AFC/Studio 2 Folk dancing is more fun than a treadmill and healthful exercise for balance, muscle, mind and mood. For most dances we hold hands in a circle to perform non-gymnas- Our dancers doing Carnivalito (Bolivia) tic steps to the enchantingly fascinating music and rhythms of diverse cultures (including our own). Neither partner nor prior experience


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needed. Typical dance sessions consist of 15 folk dances with instructions. Sitting out dances to rest is always acceptable. Drop by and come in to watch and see if this internationally-popular dance form is right for you. To see us in action online, do a Google search on FDCSCOV YouTube.

Jazz & More! Artistic Dir. Glory Lamb 805-698-3887 Thu., 2-3 PM, Activity Center/Dance Studio

Wanna learn to be a hula girl-jazz dancer? Shine with a soft-shoe? Join our merry troupe on Thursdays from March 7 through April for dance conditioning. The benefits are posture, balance and memory improvement–a safeguard against common mind and body difficulties as time goes on. Plus, dancing and music enhance energy and good spirits. It’s contagious. Also, be sure and catch the Variety Theatre Club production on March 22 which features many of your friends and neighbors in a fun-filled variety show. Our Tuesday chorus line class will perform “Steam Heat.” Check the Tipster Coming Events section for more details.

Line - Sunliners Pres. Siva Raven 505-469-7505 Membership Cherry Harper;

Line Dance Classes: March classes with professional instructor Deanna Berthiaume continue on Saturdays in the Auditorium, with the last Introductory Class March 2 followed by a Transition to Beginner Class March 9. Classes prepaid monthly, $25 for five classes in March. A general meeting will be held Saturday, March 9, 10 AM, with an annual meeting Saturday, March 23, 9:45 AM. Join our fun, energetic co-ed group. Membership is $10, required for all activities. Next Fun Friday dance is March 1, 6:30-8:30 PM, Auditorium. Classes: Saturdays, March 2, 9, 16, 30, Auditorium Intermediate 9-10 AM Beginner 10:15-11:15 AM Intro/Transition to Beginner 11:30 AM-12:15 PM Saturday, March 23, Auditorium Intermediate 9-9:45 AM Beginner 10:30-11:15 AM Transition to Beginner 11:30 AM-12:15 PM Practices: Monday – Dance Studio 7-8 PM Beginners – Barbara Hall Wednesday – Dance Studio 2-3 PM Transition to Intermediate – TBD 3-4 PM Transition to Beginner – Lynne Nelson Thursday – Auditorium 2-3 PM Beginners – Barbara Hall and Debbie Allen 3-4 PM Intermediate – Siva Raven Check for additional changes in the calendar section of our website.


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Rock ‘N Roll Pres. Francine Saccio 520-825-6526 Membership Chair Nate Norris

Hello SCOV Rock and Roll Club members. We welcome back Five Way Street to play for our March dance Saturday, March 16, 7-10 PM, Auditorium. Doors open 6:15 PM. BYOB. Mixers, soft drinks, water, ice and coffee provided along with Photo by Five Way Street a catered dessert. Members may reserve a table for 10 people with up to four nonmember guests. Prices are $20 pp for members and $25 pp for non-members. Join us for a shamrockin’ time and rock on.

Ticket sales for members only, Tue., Mar. 5, 9-10:30 AM, Activity Center/Lobby. Sales for members and nonmembers, Thu., Mar. 7, 9-10:30 AM, Activity Center/Lobby. Totally Tapping for Fun Instructor Stephanie Consalvo 520-825-1932 Fri., 9-10 AM, Activity Center/Dance Studio

If you like to dance to fun music and tap your feet to the beat, come try our “Totally Tapping for Fun” beginner class. This 12-week session that began on January 4 focuses on the basics, rhythm and form. Come join us on Fridays during the remainder of the session in March. All are welcome whether you’ve tapped before or have always wanted to try. First class is free. See you soon.

Western - Kactus Kickers Pres. (acting) David Isle Membership chair (interim) Preston Sheriff email:

The Valentine’s dance was a sea of swirling red. There was great food, romance and even some magnificent dancing. The March dance, “It’s Spring: Time to Kick a Little Kactus,” is Friday, March 8. Doors open at 5:30 PM, with music provided by Clear Country, and dancing 6:30-9:30 PM. Dance classes continue on Thursday evenings. It’s amazing to see how far we’ve come in such a short time. Some of us can even do the Two Step basic without saying “quick quick slow slow” out loud anymore. Forgive me for bragging. The Monday practices are helping and so are the men-only classes before the beginner’s class on Thursdays. It’s almost time to elect officers for next year. Please consider volunteering for a place on the board or as a committee chair to help this group continue to grow and provide great opportunities for all SCOV boot stompers. Send questions about how you can get involved to

Exercise Aqua Tone Marcia Polley 520-818-9073 Irmel Wheeler 520-334-0957 Tue., Thu., Sat., 9 AM, AFC/Pool

Aqua Tone is a toning water workout that incorporates a variety of rhythmic body movements performed in the water. This aquatic exercise class enhances cardiovascular fitness and muscular endurance. We meet Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, 9 AM in the winter, 8 AM in the summer at the AFC pool. There is no fee


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to join the club or the class. The teachers are club member volunteers. Being able to do a basic swim stroke is very helpful. Items used in the class are buoys, board, noodle, ball and fitness band. Most are available at the pool. A band can be purchased from Marcia for $5. We assign an experienced member to a newcomer to help with learning the various movements. You will get a good workout in a fun class.

Arthritis Water Pres. Susan Landwer 520-834-9667 Sec. Jane Myerson Instructor: Dawn Simske, Arthritis Foundation trained Mon., Wed., Fri., 10:15 AM, Apr.-Oct.; 1:30 PM, Nov.-Mar., AFC/Pool Come join us for gentle water exercises 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. Classes are led by Dawn or students trained by her.

Energetic Exercise Marty Siracusa 520-825-6961 Mon., Wed., Fri., 8-9 AM, Auditorium

Put a spring in your step with Energetic Exercise. Join with SCOV friends, new and old, as we enjoy a wonderful workout with instructor Sally Martinez. She really knows how to get us seniors moving. You’ll enjoy the fun variety of aerobic and weight exercise plus lots of balance and stretch to help our bodies be strong and flexible. Whether you are a golfer, play tennis, dance or just appreciate being able to get around comfortably to the many activities you enjoy, Energetic Exercise will help you be in better shape for them all. Come join us. New members are always welcome, men and women. Your get-acquainted class is free. Annual dues are $3. Tickets are only $30 for 12 classes.

Fitness Swim Contact: Dave Goodman Tue., Thu., Sat., 7:45-9 AM, AFC pool

The Fitness Swim Club provides a vehicle for swimmers to participate in a group swim workout. We generally go 2,400 to 3,000 yards, mostly freestyle, per workout. Some do more, a few do less. Workouts are suitable for master swimmers, triathletes and those who would just like to participate in swim workouts. Please ensure you have medical clearance to participate in vigorous physical activity prior to joining. We welcome new members.

Pilates Mary Ayers 520-638-7916 Mon., 3 PM, Thu., 1:30 PM, AFC/Studio

Joseph Pilates once wrote “physical fitness is the first requisite of happiness.” To get the full benefits of Pilates, a person should understand the application of the basic principles. This takes a little time and patience as the exercises can be different from other forms of exercise. They are fun, interesting and challenging. Pilates can even become addictive. It teaches proper balance, breathing, focus on your core (abdomen and back muscles) and movement control. The constant movement from one exercise to the next results in your developing more strength and stamina. Even your posture is improved. The spine lengthens and joint flexibility and mobility increase. SCOV has two experienced in-

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structors who teach the mat Pilates system and can modify many of the moves for us, if necessary. The cost is only $8/ class and annual club dues are $20 pp. Please stop by and watch a class. Call Mary.

Tai Chi Co-Chairs Kathy Patterson 616-350-6443 Pat Howard 541-621-4404 Thu., 10-11:40 AM, AFC/Studio 1

Many medical professionals now recommend tai chi to help their patients improve balance and prevent falls. In our class we enjoy learning tai chi form. We also increase flexibility, strength and learn to reduce stress. Our instructors, Jose Hernandez-Rivera and Donna Drazenovich, teach us how to apply tai chi principles to our daily lives. Our next session begins April 4. Please feel free to contact one of our co-chairs for class information.

Yoga Pres. Linda Caravello 520-603-5042 Spring schedule and new yoga class listed below Monday: 8:30-10 AM, AFC 1&2, Maria Tuesday: 10:45-Noon, AFC 1&2, Torrey Wednesday: 8:15-9:30 AM, Dance Studio, Leah Wednesday: 10:30-11:45 AM, Chair Yoga, Dance Studio, Kathy New Wednesday class: 1-2:15 PM, AFC 1&2, Torrey Thursday: 10:30-11:45 AM, Chair Yoga, Dance Studio, Kathy Friday: 8:15-9:30 AM, AFC 1&2, Maria Everyone is welcome. Classes are structured for all levels. Please arrive 10 minutes before class starts, bring your mat, and $7. Yoga will improve balance, quiet your mind and breathing, give you the ability to focus, and relax you. Try our newest yoga class taught by Maria. She will be leading us in Strength & Tone Yoga the first Friday of every month. Bring your weights.

Games Bridge Duplicate Bridge

Pres. Martin Kass 520-818-2265 Mon., 6 PM, Fri., 12:30 PM, Activity Center/Hohokam

Duplicate bridge is for all players who enjoy competing and playing against other teams. We are not an ACBL-sanctioned club and do not award Master Points. New players are always welcome, and we may be able to help you find a partner. Residents and renters with an Association Renter's Card can play twice before joining. Guests of residents may play twice. Please arrive at least 10 minutes early so we can begin on time. Bring exactly $1 pp for prize money each time you play. Ladies Monday Social Bridge

Pres. Margot Rothenbuecher 520-825-9288 Mon., 1-3:30 PM, Activity Center/Hohokam

Play social bridge in a friendly setting. We welcome new members. Note our new location.


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Dave Johnson 520-825-6994 Mixed Social Bridge

Pres. Don Wheeler 520-334-7578 Mon., Wed., Fri., 8:30 AM, Desert Oasis/Ocotillo

The Mixed Social Bridge Club plays contract bridge in an informal, relaxed and fun environment. If needed, we will make a table of three or have a player float to ensure that everyone can play. We start promptly at 8:30 AM, so come a few minutes early to socialize and partner up. We have coffee and members often bring goodies. Please join us. We welcome new members. Partners Tuesday Night Bridge

Pres. Dave and Pat Brown; Treas. Sandy Fritz; Sec. Judy Bjorling 520-818-1296 Tue., 6:30 PM, Activity Center/Navajo/Hohokam

Our treasurer is holding on to the $10 that you might have won last month. If you and your partner bid and make a grand slam, you can collect. Come join us for a lively 24 hands of rubber bridge. It will cost you only $1, and the partnerships with the highest scores split the evening’s take. Dues are $6, but you may play one time without joining. Arrive by 6:20 PM to secure a place and have refreshments. Want to play but don’t yet have a partner, contact Judy Bjorling and she may be able to suggest someone. Practice Bridge

Pres. Robert Carlson 612-850-9005; Sec. Marilyn Guimond 520-825-0828 Mon., Wed., 12:30-3 PM, Desert Oasis/Ocotillo Wednesday Afternoon Bridge

Co-Pres. Rikki Harvey 520-219-5872, Kay Jacobs 520-825-8525 Treas. Anita Gayheart 360-949-3452 Wed., Noon, Activity Center/Navajo

Our afternoon bridge group continues to grow and all are welcome at our tables. We will hold our spring lunch on April 10 at The Views Restaurant, then play bridge after lunch at the Activity Center. Mark your calendars and remember to sign up. Bridge begins promptly at 12:15 PM so arrive by Noon. As always no partner is needed, but bring 50¢ for prize money. We play six hands and change partners and because rounds are timed, we are finished by 3 PM. Come give our friendly group a try.

Bunco Fern 520-825-8127, Pat 520-825-7198 Fourth Tue., 1-4 PM, Desert Oasis/Ocotillo

Euchre Judee and Art Wickersham 520-245-1357 Becky and Kevin Reiley 815-631-0788 Bonnie and Wayne Klenda 509-548-5315 Mon., Meet 5:45 PM, Play 6 PM, Desert Oasis/Ocotillo

If you are interested in playing this easy, fast moving game, please join us. It will only cost you 50¢ for the evening. The room only accommodates 40, so do not be late if you want to play.

Five Crown Card Game Rosemary Dalla Rosa 520-825-1982 Sat., 4:30 PM or 5:30 PM, Desert Oasis

We invite all to come and enjoy the game of Five Crown. It’s a great way to meet new friends and have a very fun evening playing cards. We have two starting times, 4:30 PMand 5:30 PM. You need twelve dimes and one quarter for each game. If you enjoy playing cards, come and join us.

Gin Rummy Rosemary Dalla Rosa 520-825-1982 Thu. and Sat., 9 AM, Desert Oasis/Ocotillo We love to welcome new members. Team gin rummy is a fun game and easy to learn. Good people and good times. Come and give us a try; very low stakes.

Mah Jongg Kathleen Anderson 520-825-2771 Thu., 1 PM, Desert Oasis

Women’s Pan (Panguingue) Rosemary Dalla Rosa 520-825-1982 Mon., Fri., 1-4 PM, Wed., 9 AM-12:30 PM, Desert Oasis/Saguaro

If you enjoy a challenge, come in and observe our game of Pan (Panguingue). It’s a very fun and interesting game. We would love to have you join us one day and see what fun it can be.

Pinochle Dave Flatness 425-443-3708 Wed., 6 PM, Desert Oasis/Ocotillo

We play single deck and rotate partners every four hands. Bring 50¢ for your tally. The first Wednesday is treat night. The third Wednesday is birthday night. If your skills are a little rusty, we will get you up to speed quickly. Annual dues are $6 pp.

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Cribbage Robert Hines 520-825-2208 Mobile 520-240-1375 First and Third Thu., 6:30 PM, Catalina Vista/Pusch Ridge

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Steve Dirks 520-429-3303 Tue., 6 PM, Desert Oasis/Saguaro

Our game is open to all SCOV residents. Games: Texas hold’em, crazy pineapple, Omaha, seven-card stud, crisscross, slide-rule and a couple of five-card draw variations. The dealer antes 25¢. All games are high-low except for Texas hold’em and crazy pineapple which are high only. Stakes are 25¢ for the early round of bets and 50¢ for the last two rounds. Contact Steve Dirks for a Word document with the full club rules and a detailed description of the games.


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Men’s Friday Poker

Joe Bonitch 520-329-1149 Fri., 5:45-8:45 PM, Desert Oasis/Saguaro

We play easy-going, informal poker with low stakes. Games are all high only, five-card draw, five-card stud, seven-card stud, Texas hold ‘em, Omaha and criss/iron cross. No dues. Bring your own refreshments. Cards provided. Dealer antes 5¢ per player and chooses the game. Absolute requirements are to leave politics and religion at the door and enjoy three hours of no-hassle understandable poker. We welcome new players. Bring nickels, dimes and quarters. Call Joe if you would like to review rules of play before your first game. Please show up at 5:30 PM, so we can start playing by 5:45 PM.

Scrabble Bill Wallace 520-818-6747 Fri., 1 PM, Desert Oasis/Ocotillo Sheepshead - Shauskopf Terry Rohr 520-818-1936 Tue., 10 AM, Desert Oasis

Sports Bike - Vistoso Cyclists Pres. Bob Workman 402-730-8558; VP Mitch Small 412-897-8731 Membership Tom and Bonnie Bethea 773-653-4580 Mon., Wed., Fri., 1200 E. Rancho Vistoso Blvd.

Billiards Pres. Tom Caswell 612-396-8254 Mon.-Fri., Noon-4 PM, Catalina Vista/Billiards

The third annual tournament vs. SaddleBrooke took place on February 4. After falling behind early, our SCOV pool sharks rallied to tie the score during regular play. Both sides selected their best player for a one-on-one playoff which Joe “Fast Eddie” from SaddleBrooke won. Afterwards, both teams enjoyed a boisterous lunch. Both teams look forward to our next meeting (we’ll get ’em next time!). Thanks to Jim Lilja for coordinating arrangements.

Birders Group Mona Connoy 520-818-7923 Last Fri., 4 PM, Catalina Vista/Art Studio

All residents are welcome to bird with us and attend our next planning meeting March 29. You must contact the group coordinator prior to 4 PM the day before the trip to assure your carpool space. Meet at the parking area behind the Welcome Center 15 minutes before the departure time. Bring lunch where indicated. Don’t forget binoculars, hat, water, sunscreen, insect repellent and bird guidebook. Gas money will be collected before departure from SCOV. Please contact the trip coordinator several days in advance to learn of any schedule changes.

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Birders 2019 potluck dinner Bocce Debbie Kotlarek Steve Porter 720-394-0413 Mon., Wed., Fri., 1-3 PM and 3-5 PM, Bocce Courts

Pictured are SCOV Bocce Club’s participants in the 2019 Senior Olympics. Our teams swept the awards in the co-ed competition earning Gold, Silver, Bronze, and Pewter medals and also won the Gold for the women’s team competition. Please see our website for more information and great pictures. If you would like to try bocce, please arrive 15 minutes before one of our starting times. We’ll be happy to show you how to play. The rules are simple, and it’s a game people of most ages and abilities can enjoy. The annual club party will be held Friday, March 22, at Catalina Vista, with happy hour beginning 5 PM and the meal served at 6 PM. Please contact Gail Parson gailscov@ to sign up for the party.

Gun Club David Ilse 520-818-3279 Oct.-Apr., Second Wed., 2 PM, Activity Center/Hohokam

The Gun Club is for people who have an interest in learning about guns, shooting, personal protection and especially, responsible use and firearm safety. You do not need to become a club member to attend a meeting. If you choose to join, it is $5/household annually. We especially would like to see our women’s membership increase. We have speakers on a variety of topics ranging from law enforcement, shooting instructors, CCW, range instructors, gunsmiths etc. There is a wealth of knowledge within our club, and we have had many great club discussions. Next meeting is Wednesday, March 13. Not receiving the weekly email newsletter

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Hiking Orientation hike guide Meg Gerken 520-638-7204 Pres. Byron Wolffing 520-284-7889 to see all scheduled hikes

Hiking is great outdoor exercise, and there are many trails in and around Tucson that we explore. You are welcome to join us; call guide Meg Gerken for a required orientation hike.

Horseshoes Ray Coleman 520-825-2789 Ron Knudson 520-825-9307 Oct.-Apr., Tue., Thu., 2 PM; May-Sep., 8 AM The Pits at Catalina Vista

Welcome to horseshoes. If you are looking for an exciting activity that requires little or no experience, you have found it. Everyone is welcome, nothing is needed. There are no fees, and horseshoes are available. Come Tuesday or Thursday. Call for more information. Read more about horseshoes on Get outdoors, enjoy our wonderful weather and get good exercise. See you at the horseshoe pits.

Pickleball Pres. Jeff Rusch VP Membership Dave Burnham

Pickleball is easy to learn and play. It is like lifesize ping-pong. You don’t have to be an Olympian to play and enjoy this fun game. People complain that it is a noisy game; it really is, because players are having fun. You get to know people up close and personal because the court is small, badminton size, one fourth of a tennis court. Join our club for only $10 pp. We teach you how to play and provide you with a paddle until you get your own. Paddles cost from $20-$150. We provide the balls as well as other training equipment. Beginner classes are offered weekly; mentors are on the courts to help you learn the game. Want to get exercise, sunshine, fellowship and fun? Come join us by registering online at our new website. Contact Dave Burnham.

POP Tennis Pres. Brian Goff, 520-825-7232, VP Barbara Satterly, 520-825-8965, Tue., Thu., Sat., 9-11 AM; Wed., 2-4 PM, Desert Oasis Courts

Thanks to everyone who stopped by our POP Tennis table at the SCOV Club Fair. We look forward to seeing all the new members on the courts. Please do not forget POP Tennis training sessions are avail- All the members had a great time at the able on the first and third club’s annual “pot luck” meeting last month Wednesday of the month in March. Come out and try POP Tennis; you will love it.

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Racquetball Pres. Michael Pidone 520-825-2369 VP Al Lichaa 520-606-8829 Sec./Tres. Hart Wagner 520-825-4175 Mon., Wed., Fri., 8-11 AM, AFC/Racquetball Court

In January, we had a good turnout, good food, and great entertainment for our racquetball social and general meeting. Entertainment was provided by the Classics Plus. This month we are featuring James Hansen. He is one serious competitor from Alaska. Jim enjoys playing singles and has won numerous tournments including the Tucson Senior Olympics. We are pleased that Bob Kornkven will be returning to action soon. Mark your calendars for our next and biggest so- Jim Hansen showing off his cial of the year, which will be held on power swing Thursday March 28.

Table Tennis Co-Chairs: Francie Galbraith 520-447-5834 Barbara Milbourn 615-394-1770

Yes, this is ping-pong that many of us first played in junior high school. Men and women of all playing levels are welcome, including beginners and those who haven’t played for years. We are a fun and inclusive group that enjoys the benefits of fitness and flexibility playing table tennis offers. Tables are at Catalina Vista. Paddles and balls are available in a tub in our section of the cupboard as are videos to inspire you and up your game. Hours of Club Play

Women Men/Women Open Play Open Club Play

Tue., 1:30-3:30 PM Tue., 5-8 PM; Thu., 5:30-8:30 PM Fri., 4-8 PM Sat., 9-10 AM upon request, 10 AM-Noon

Tennis Pres. Larry Wall 248-701-1044 Treas. Sherwin Koopmans 520-818-6337 Men’s tennis, Tue., Thu., Sat., 8 AM-Noon, Jim Benshoof 612-799-5918 Ladies tennis, Mon., Wed., Fri., 8 AM-Noon, Anita Gayheart 360-949-3452 and Suzanne Kellam 520-505-4599 Mixed doubles, Sun., 1-3 PM, Susan Hernandez 310-433-7474

Finalists from mixed doubles tournament In recent months, Tennis Club members successfully completed the following events: • Mariachi concert. About 350 people attended a wonderful performance by Pueblo High School students. $1,620 was donated to the school. • Mixed doubles tournament. A total of 32 men and women participated, and three exciting finals matches were held


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on January 27 • Men’s doubles tournament. 26 men participated in this annual tournament, which concluded on February 24. • Participation at the club fair on February 1. Many SCOV residents visited our table and learned that all residents are welcome to use our tennis courts and to participate in the tennis programs and lessons. Major events in March will be: • Women’s doubles tournament from March 4-17 • St. Patrick’s Day mixed doubles social with food and beverages, Sunday, March 10, 1 PM • Women’s round robin and social, Wednesday, March 20, 9 AM.

Wallyball Interim Co-Pres. Walt Nalewicki 520-818-9590 Interim Co-Pres Janell Raty Interim Treas./Sec. Chris Baird Recreational Wallyball: Wed., Fri., 1-3 PM, AFC/Racquetball Court Competitive Wallyball: Tue., Thu., 1-3 PM, AFC/Racquetball Court The Wallyball Club has recently made some improvements including the addition of court time to provide more opportunity for residents to join in on the fun. This exciting team sport is played with a minWallyball in action imum of six and a maximum of 10 players on the court. It can be a fast-paced, intense game that contributes to a good cardio workout. We encourage you to come give it a try. Our club has patient and experienced members who can provide coaching sessions, and it might be just the activity you’re looking for. We hope to see you on the court.

Day Trippers at quilt shop in Silver City, NM RV Club - Sundowners Bill Hale 503-222-7000 Brad Taylor 520-989-0504

Water Volleyball Pres. Dick “Paco” Munson 520-225-9080 VP Brian Goff 520-825-7232 Treas. Linda Stawiski 520-638-8846

New year, new officers, same great way to enjoy the Desert Oasis pool. We are hosting our annual springtime games with The Highlands at Dove Mountain water volleyball team Sunday, April 7, 1-3 PM, Desert Oasis pool. Always a fun game and a potluck to follow.


Day Trippers Chair Warren Cuthbert 520-818-1282 Vice-Chair Laura Suchocki 520-612-7226 Membership Carol Guibert and Barbara Phillips Second Fri., 9 AM, Activity Center/Navajo

Fri., Mar. 8 Omelet Breakfast, 8 AM, Auditorium, $8pp. Membership meeting following at 9 AM. Laura Sochocki, 520-612-7226 Wed., Mar. 20, Heard Museum in Phoenix, lunch at Cheddars. $54 pp. Laura Sochocki, 520-612-7226 April, Desert Museum. Date and cost to be announced Thu.-Sun, May 23-26, Canyon de Chelly, Petrified Forest in Holbrook, Window Rock memorial, zoo and trading post. Tour of Canyon, lunch in Show Low. $900 per couple ($450 pp), $592 single. Laura Suchocki, 520-612-7226

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Sundowners RV Club members ready to take the Lake Havasu sunset cruise Members of the Sundowners RV Club traveled to Cattail Cove State Park in Lake Havasu this past January 24-28 to enjoy hiking, exploring, shopping, campfires and a sunset cruise on Lake Havasu. Many thanks go out to wagonmaster Marge Allen and co-wagonmaster Michelin Taylor for coordinating a relaxing and fun getaway. A great time was had by all. Sundowners members, please keep in mind several board positions are up for election at our general March meeting. Our board encourages all members new and old to get involved with club planning and policy making by holding a board position. Many have, some still have not. The March general meeting is your chance to make your voice heard. Volunteer for a board position this coming year and make a difference.

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Town of Oro Valley Don’t Leave Valuables in Vehicles Oro Valley Police Department wants to remind everyone to remove all valuables from your vehicle and be sure to lock them at home and away. If you have a garage, but choose to park outside, be sure to bring your garage door opener with you inside your home, so the bad guys don’t have access to your home if your vehicle is broken into. There’s still time to make your voice heard in OV Do you have one minute a month to help make Oro Valley even better? Resident input is essential to the Town’s decision-making process, so we’ve launched a new online tool to make sure we’re hearing from the entire demographic spectrum. With the new FlashVote platform, you can take a one-minute survey (no more than once a month). Survey responses are anonymous and will provide statistically valid information for Council and Town leadership to make important decisions regarding Town operations and services. Sign up today at Prefer the phone? Call 775-235-2240.

Partnered Organizations The items contained under this heading are provided as a service to residents by other organizations. SCOV does not sponsor, support, assume responsibility or liability for the information.

AA Cora S. 520-539-7147 Mon., 12:30 PM, Artisan Center/Stained Glass Kevin D. 708-732-2943 Tue., 7 PM, Desert Oasis/Ocotillo Alzheimer’s Education and Support Group Cecelia Ortiz 661-972-2639 Last Tue., 4 PM, Desert Oasis/Ocotillo

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

Cancer Support Group Facilitator: Laura Held 520-447-5170 First Wed., 4:15-5:15 PM, Catalina Vista/Art Studio

The focus of this group is on present feelings and responses to pre-cancer, current and post-cancer. Laura M. Held, a retired oncology nurse, cancer survivor and SCOV resident, will facilitate the group.

Caregivers’ Support Group Facilitator: Jane Holder Contact Ester Leutenberg 520-818-0016 First and Third Fri., 2-3 PM, Catalina Vista

If you are caring for a partner, child, parent or any other loved one, this support group will allow you to share with other like-minded people in a safe environment. What is said in this group, stays with this group.


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Catalina Public Library Art Lovers Book Club SCOV Library and SaddleBrooke Library co-sponsor an Art Lover’s Book Club which meets the second Friday of each month, 10:30 AM-Noon, at the Dewhirst Catalina Public Library, 15631 N. Oracle Rd., Catalina. On Friday, March 8, we will be discussing The Relic Master by Christopher Buckley. It is available at all three libraries. Upcoming titles include: The Art Thief by Noah Chaney, and The Muralist by B.A. Shapiro. We hope you will join us.

Diabetes Support Group Facilitator: Bill Babel Contact Ester Leutenberg,, 520-818-0016 First Mon., 3:30 PM, Catalina Vista/Mt. Lemmon Room

Bill Bable, an SCOV resident who has had diabetes for almost 50 years, leads the group.

Grief Support Group Ester Leutenberg 520-818-0016 First Tue., 2-3 PM

This grief support group is for anyone who is grieving any type of loss. Call Ester for more information.

Parkinson’s Support Payton Davies 520-825-5352 Third Wed., Sep.-May, 10:30 AM-Noon, Desert Springs, 30 W. Lambert Lane

Caregivers and/or people with Parkinson's are welcome to attend. We have speakers at most meetings with topics of interest. "I have Parkinson's, but Parkinson's doesn't have me."

Survivors of a Loved One Who Died By Suicide Contact Ester Leutenberg 520-818-0016 Survivors of a loved one who died by suicide have unique grief issues and struggles. It is helpful to talk with others who get it.

Vistoso Helpful Hands Barb McNeill 520-825-0677

VHH is a neighbors-helping-SCOV-neighbors organization, providing temporary help (three weeks or 12 visits) with caregiver relief, transportation, animal care, handyman services, light housekeeping or yard care, paper work organization, call check and running errands such as picking up a take-out meal from The Views Restaurant. If you would like to volunteer, please fill out an application at the Welcome Center. Call or email Barb for more information. For VHH assistance, call 520-447-0077. If we cannot answer, leave your name and number for a call back.

Wheels for Kids Dick Swain 920-217-2610 or Tom Terfehr 520-789-7243

Wheels for Kids is a 501(c)(3) charity dedicated to providing rehabbed bicycles for kids in need in the Tucson area. To date, we’ve provided over 2,200 bikes to various other 501(c)(3) charities who then distribute the bikes to their clients. Some of our partner organizations are Youth On Their Own, El Grupo, Refugee Focus and Tucson Boys and Girls Club. Wheels for Kids is a total volunteer effort. We need mechanics. If you are interested, we’ll train you. Visit our website for more information and how to donate bikes or financial support. Help kids experience the same joy you had when you got your first bike.


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YOTO/Northwest Auxiliary Kris Cohen 520-818-2582 The Youth On Their Own/Northwest Auxiliary is collecting scrap gold, silver and dental metal to send to Garfield Refining with all proceeds going to Youth On Their Own. Bring items to the Activity Center lobby from 9-11 AM, Friday, March 15, and Monday, March 18. Can’t make these dates but have items to donate? Call Kris Cohen at 520-818-2582. Our 2018 collection netted over $800 for YOTO. You are invited to a luncheon to benefit YOTO. Come hear the inspiring stories of YOTO’s determined youth at Tucson Convention Center, Wednesday, March 20, 11 AM-1 PM. Tickets are $45, available at or call 520-293-1136.

Volunteer Opportunity Elementary School Tutoring Would you enjoy tutoring a child? Painted Sky Elementary School, Rancho Vistoso’s neighborhood public school, is looking for volunteers (including math) to work one-toone with students. One hour a week of your time will make the difference in a child’s education. Please contact Amy Watson or 520-696-3820.

Extended Community American Legion Oro Valley Post 132 We are local veterans making a difference in the lives of veterans and service members in need. Help us to help them by joining our friendly Post. You too can make a difference. Your membership also adds to our collective voice on important issues. Contact: Ed Davis 520-229-1064 We meet the third Thursday at 6:30 PM, September-June, Vistoso Memorial Chapel, 2285 E. Rancho Vistoso Blvd., Oro Valley. Catalina State Park Concert Series Music in the Mountains Concert Series holds two concerts each month, December-April. Join us at Catalina State Park. All-day admission to the park is $7 per vehicle (up to four adults) and includes the concert. Feel free to bring snacks, drinks and a chair or take a hike before the show. March 2, 4 PM, Lyric W. and Steven H., a combination of eclectic acoustic jams, oldies and classic rock. March 16, 4 PM, Cochise County All-Stars, a group of tasteful musicians performing a wide range of musical genres. Daughters of the American Revolution The Thursday, March 14, meeting of the El Presidio Chapter will include committee reports and a review of the budget for the upcoming year. Delegates for Continental Congress and the State Convention will be selected, 1 PM, Golder Ranch Fire Station, 1175 W. Magee, Tucson. Lynne Brooke 520-631-8803. NARFE Chapter 1874 Current and retired Federal employees, spouses, guests and visitors are invited to join NARFE Chapter 1874 for our monthly meeting. The March meeting will be Monday, March 18, 11:30 AM, Golden Corral Restaurant, 6865 N. Thornydale Dr. (Senior lunch menu, $9.29 pp). Contact Rosie King for information 520-400-3456. Vista Fine Arts Catalinas Community Chorus in cooperation with Vista Fine Arts presents “An American Songbook,” Sunday, March 24, 3 PM. You are invited to enjoy a fun program fusing folk and American pop music at Vista United Methodist Church. Tickets $10, available at, or at the door.

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

BR=Bedroom; BA=Bath; BBQ=Barbecue; N/S=No Smoking; N/P=No Pets; W/D=Washer and Dryer; LR=Living Room; DR=Dining Room; FR=Family Room; AZRM=Arizona Room; FP=Fireplace; Stainless Steel= S/S; WiFi=Wireless Internet Service. Classified Advertising $10/ad • Deadline 10th of the Month. MOVING SALE: Wicker chairs with cushions, indoor and outdoor art, small dresser, side and coffee tables, antique quilt top with sewing and quilting items, Aaron Bros. canvases, 1-½ depth 24x36, 30x48, and Stanrite table top easel. Esther 520-8186463 FOR RENT: Four rentals available; all with views. 1,100 to 2,200 sq. ft. Fully furnished, king in master, front and back patios. Golf car available. Discounted for 4 months or more. For pictures and pricing call Jan at 636-357-8817 or email FOR RENT: 14461 N. Sky Trail, 2 BR/2 BA, new S/S appliances, paint, carpet and tile. Owner pays utilities, cable, WiFi. Tastefully furnished and equipped. Small pet friendly, N/S, 30-day min. lease. Email, call Craig or Mary 520-271-5814. Please use this link for pictures, rates, reservation calendars and other information: FOR RENT: Tastefully upgraded and furnished throughout. 2 BR/2 BA. Queen in master, full in guest room. Greet and meet neighbors and watch the sunset while enjoying Catalina Mountain view from courtyard/patio. Within walking distance of the Activity Center and all recreational amenities. 2-month minimum, $2,700/mo. Sep.-Nov.; $3,200/mo. Dec.-Apr.; $1,500/mo. May-Aug. Year around considered. N/S, N/P. For more information and photos, contact FOR RENT: Popular expanded 1,573 sq. ft., 2 BR/2 BA Silvercreek model. Open floor plan with tile and carpet, ceiling fans in every room. Fully furnished, including king in master, queen in guest, reclining couch in living room, smart TV. Includes utilities, WiFi, cable, W/D, BBQ on covered patio with ceiling fan. Fully enclosed back yard. N/S, N/P. Available beginning May 2019. Email or call 636-544-1706. FOR RENT: Updated and beautifully furnished vacation home. 1,499 sq. ft. Sonoran model. AZRM and fully equipped kitchen overlook north facing furnished patio with gas grill, open desert and views of Catalina Mts. Split plan with king in master and queen in guest which can be used as an office. Tile floor throughout. Rates vary per month and include all utilities, WiFi, cable, Roku, W/D, 2 car garage. Strict N/S, N/P. Available May through Aug. 2019 and May through Dec. 2020. Email noreenweb@ FOR RENT: 2 BR/2 BA, fully furnished Pacifica model. Newly remodeled bathrooms with elegant natural stone. King in master. Utilities, cable, Internet included. Furnished, covered patio with grill and beautiful waterfall feature. Available Dec. 2019 to mid-Apr. 2020. 4 month minimum stay. N/S, N/P. For details and/or pictures call Knansee 970-948-8808 or email FOR RENT: Beautifully decorated, light, airy and open living space, high ceilings throughout split 2 BR/2 BA on Trade Winds. Fully furnished, bring your suitcase and toiletries. View of mountains from master and backyard. Electric grill, 2 patios (one covered), park-like backyard with high wall. Utilities covered, fully furnished, master-king, Guest hide-a-bed (two twins/together king bed). Open May 2019 and beyond, including most of 2020, $1,500-$3,400. N/P, N/S. 520-818-3279 or email


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FOR RENT: Nicely decorated and fully furnished 2BR/2BA home with open floor plan. East facing patio, mountain view, beautiful yard. Fully equipped kitchen. Includes utilities, WiFi and HDTV. Available May-Nov., 2019. Seasonal monthly rates. One month minimum. Call 303-408-1983 for information and pictures. Sorry, N/P. FOR RENT: 2 BR/2BA/2 car garage, 1,400 sq. ft. newly updated home. Fenced back yard with spacious patio. N/S and N/P. Preference given for a 3-4 month rental starting on Jan. 1, 2020. 2 month minimum for Sep.-Dec. time frame. Email or phone 425-941-6366 for pictures. Sep.-Dec. price is $2,800/mo.; Jan.-Apr. price is $3,000/mo. FOR RENT: Breathtaking mountain view. 1,200 sq. ft. home located on Trade Winds Way available May 2019 through Mar, 2020. Large covered patio with BBQ, new appliances, furniture, and updated kitchen. King in master with private bath and queen in guest room with separate bath. Smart TV, WiFi and cable included. Monthly minimum, N/P, N/S. Contact Margaret at for photos and rates. FOR RENT: Fully furnished 2 BR/2 BA casita on golf course at 14485 N. Spanish Garden Ln. 1,308 sq. ft. on private hilltop location at end of cul de sac. Sunsets and mountain views, fireplace, 2 new flat screen TVs, new kitchen appliances, king in master, queen in 2nd BR, queen convertible couch in LR, freshly painted. Includes utilities, cable TV, WiFi, BBQ and patio furnishings. N/S, N/P. Available Dec. 1, 2019-Mar. 1, 2020, 3 months minimum. Call Bert at 208-720-6948. FOR RENT: Available now, unfurnished 1,380 sq. ft home in SCOV with 2 BR/2 BA, office, fireplace. Fresh paint and tile throughout. Long-term rentals only; terms negotiable based on length of stay. Contact Leo, 520-989-9314 or FOR RENT: 2 BR/2 BA, split bedroom, 1,221 sq. ft. Kensington model. Queen bed in each bedroom, front courtyard with mountain view, back patio with BBQ. Includes all amenities (Direct TV living room and master, WiFi, etc.) for an enjoyable stay. Available Apr. through Dec. 2019, Jan. 2020 and Apr. through Dec. 2020. Rent varies with month. We are SCOV residents. Call Tony, 360-678-6740. BAGPIPER FOR HIRE: Again this year SCOV resident and former Pipe Major with over 25 years of piping experience is available Jan.-Mar. for weddings, funerals, golf outings, birthdays or any other special event. Half-hour bagpipe lessons are available at your convenience. Contact Dave McCleery at 531-289-8451 for further information or go to HOUSE WATCH: Jay’s Home Watch with TLC, “I’ll watch your home when you’re not.” I will check on your home regularly, water indoor plants, bring in mail, newspapers and packages, contact your handy person, landscaper, irrigation person, etc., if needed, and take care of any emergencies that arise. I will email you with an update each time I visit your home. Jay Leutenberg, all-year resident. Call 520-818-0016, email BUYING: A curious collector would like to buy watches, old photos, war relics, 19th and 20th century family and estate items, antiques, jewelry, coins, silver and much more. Anything unusual or nostalgic. I like to look and love to buy. Exceptional prices paid. 520-529-2984.

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This winter, we’re turning retirement on its head. Winter, of course, is commonly known for its deluge of wind, rain, and snow. But at Fairwinds – Desert Point Retirement Community, winter is known for its deluge of socializing, events, parties, travel, and downright fun. How’s that for a switch? Come see for yourself. Call (520) 314-5141 now to schedule your complimentary lunch and tour. But, you know, before winter rears its ugly head.

It’s More Than Retirement. It’s Five-Star Fun.

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F&S Home Services Frank Soto

Master Craftsman Home Repair • Remodeling • Restoration • Painting • Plumbing • Electrical • Concrete • Tile • Roofing • AC & Heating

(520) 861-2657 Not a licensed contractor

Thanks Sun City for 25+ Years of Continued Support It’s Tax Time. Need an IRA or Umbrella?

(520) 792-9669

Serving Sun City Oro Valley Since 1998

The Original Re-Paint Specialists We can beat any competitor’s price We want to be your painter of choice We are licensed, bonded & insured We have been in business over 25 years

One Stop Shopping – We Do It All

 Exterior Specialists: Drywall  Top Quality Products & Stucco Repair That Last  Wrought Iron Fences &  We Get It Done On Time Pool Decks  Satisfaction Guaranteed  Free Estimates


Winner of Arizona Daily Star Reader’s Choice Best Homeowner Insurance Agent

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Dawn Caffall

Local Agent Specializing in Sun City

15920 N. Oracle Road - Suite 130

Catalina Pointe Centre - Right across the street from McDonalds


Kotalik’s Mustang Building Service, Inc.

Full Service General Contractor (520) 349-5517

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You’ve always said you wouldn’t be caught dead in that dress.

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2285 E. Rancho Vistoso Blvd. Oro Valley

(520) 544-2285 Family Owned and Operated

Preplanning takes care of all the decisions so your family doesn’t have to.

7883 N. Oracle Rd. TION! A C O L Oro Valley, AZ 85704 NEW

M-F 9am-5pm, Sa 10am-3pm

Free In-Home Estimates Free Installation We Do Repairs

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Fred Swiderski R E A L T O R®

520-850-2439 Residential Brokerage website: 11165 N. La Canada Dr. #175•Oro Valley, AZ 85737


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The Tipster is the official Sun City Oro Valley newsletter with month-long listings of activities within the community. This insures that the Tipster has a long shelf life within the home, giving your advertising month-long exposure. Call Lisa at 520-917-8065 for details on advertising in the Tipster.

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Fine Arts Guild

Free Art Show

Friday, March 15, 4 PM ’till 7 PM Saturday, March 16, 10 AM ’till 6 PM MountainView Clubhouse in SaddleBrooke (Directions: Take Oracle Rd. to SaddleBrooke Blvd. and follow the signs) Come see what the talented artists of SaddleBrooke are up to now, and enjoy a meal at one of the many restaurants in SaddleBrooke.

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(Actual Customers)


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(520) 825-8677 (520) 275-6654 15250 N. Oracle Rd., #110 Tucson, AZ 85739

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3636 E. Ft. Lowell

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Properties Under Contract

• In January 2019 active inventory was 21, a 22% decrease from January 2018. • There were 5 closings in January 2019, a 64% decrease from January 2018

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• Months of Inventory was 4.2, up from 1.9 in January 2018


• Median price of sold homes was $240,000 for the month of January 2019, down 2% from January 2018

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YOUR LOCAL TEAM For Buying or Selling Real Estate Roger Angeloni Associate Broker Allie Angeloni Realtor® Team Angeloni Long Realty Company Website Address

Email Addresses Roger’s Cell (520) 989-1583 Allie’s Cell (520) 989-1584

Sun City Residents Knowledgeable Hard Working

Honest Experienced Trustworthy


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