Sun City Vistoso Community Association, Inc.
It’s More T han Living...It’s a Lifestyle!
Thursday, May 12, 9 AM Vistoso Center/Apache Board of Directors Meeting Thursday, May 26, 9 AM Social Hall/Papago
Association Committees........ .4 Association News.................... .3 Café Specials......................... .12 Classified............................... .30 Clubs....................................... .14 Coming Events...................... .12 Extended Community............ .29 For Your Information............. .13 Golf......................................... .10 Hours of Operation.................. .2 Memoriam.............................. .14 Partnered Organizations....... .11 Thank You Corner.................. .14 Town of Oro Valley................ .29 Workshops and Classes....... .13
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Board of Directors Debra Arrett, email@example.com..........................................................................President Fred Bjorling, firstname.lastname@example.org ....................................................... Vice President Janice Strassburg, email@example.com ........................................................................ Secretary Ruth Gitzendanner, firstname.lastname@example.org...................................................................Treasurer George Williams, email@example.com ....................................................................Director Dick Brammell, firstname.lastname@example.org .....................................................Director Robert Hefner, email@example.com.................................................................................Director
Management Team Bob Mariani, firstname.lastname@example.org...............................General Manager, ext 122 Randy Trenary, email@example.com...........................................Controller, ext 126 Joe Byron, firstname.lastname@example.org............................................... Café Manager, ext 134 Robin Coulter, email@example.com ....... Admin. and Communications, ext 127 Mary Cunningham, firstname.lastname@example.org............Com. Area Maint. Sup., ext 180 Julie Foerster, email@example.com...............................Human Resources, ext 125 Kim Griggs, firstname.lastname@example.org....................................Golf Professional, ext 141 Michael Kropf, email@example.com.............Golf Course Superintendent, ext 180 Ken Sandrock, firstname.lastname@example.org................................. Facilities Sup., ext 132 Pam Sarpalius, email@example.com......................... Program Director, ext 123
Support Team Jim Cundiff , firstname.lastname@example.org............................. Community Services, ext 129 Lonnie Davis, email@example.com................................... Fitness Supervisor, ext 136 Norma Meyers, firstname.lastname@example.org........................................... Secretary, ext 120 Kathy Newman, email@example.com....................... Admin. Specialist, ext 117 Chris Richard, firstname.lastname@example.org....... Communications Coordinator, ext 121 Coco Sullivan, email@example.com......................Facilities Coordinator, ext 118 Social Hall Monitor................................................................................................................ ext 124 Sports Complex Monitor.......................................................................................................ext 135
Editor, Layout and Design: Chris Richard Advertising: Norma Meyers and Chris Richard Printing By: AlphaGraphics Tipster Editorial Committee Tom Polley...........................................Chair Jacqueline Alger.......................... Member Harriet Diss................................... Member Arlene Douglas............................ Member Sally Evert...................................... Member Peggy Gardner............................. Member Glenda Gillespie........................... Member George Holthus............................ Member
Dale Knudson............................... Member Sharon Knudson.......................... Member Karen Koopmans......................... Member Barbara Martucci........................ Member Shirley Peterson........................... Member Marge Roetzel.............................. Member Del Salvaterra.............................. Member Mary Ann Stock........................... Member
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Mon.-Fri......................................................................... 7:30 AM-4:30 PM
Sun. and Mon. ........................................................................ 7 AM-3 PM Tue.-Sat. ................................................................................. 7 AM-4 PM Recording of daily Café specials................................. 825-3711 ext 205 Reservations..............................................................................825-3277
Catalina Vista............................. 825-8613 Mon.-Fri................................................................................... 7 AM-9 PM Sat........................................................................................... 9 AM-9 PM Sun.......................................................................................... 9 AM-6 PM
Community Assistance —Loan Room
Reservations and Pick Up, Cart Barn/Loan Room Tues. and Thu............................................................................8-9 AM
Community Services............... 10 AM-Noon Consumer Referral........... 825-3711 ext 137
Mon.-Fri. ............................................................................9:30-11:30 AM
Costume Room Call for appointment...... 825-6674 Desert Oasis............................... 825-0495 Facilities
Mon.-Fri................................................................................... 7 AM-9 PM Sat........................................................................................... 9 AM-8 PM Sun.......................................................................................... 9 AM-6 PM
Mon.-Fri.............................................................................. 7 AM-8:30 PM Sat...................................................................................... 9 AM-7:30 PM Sun..................................................................................... 9 AM-5:30 PM Children’s Hours: daily ..........................................................11 AM-4 PM Except Thu. and Sun..............................................................11 AM-2 PM
Gift Shop of Sun City....... 825-3711 ext 130 Mon.-Sat. ......................................................................... 9 AM-12:30 PM
Library.........................825-3711 ext 200 Mon.-Fri..................................................................... 9 AM-Noon, 1-4 PM Sat........................................................................................... 9 AM-Noon
Posse......................449-0014 or 449-7970 Pro Shop....... 825-3711 ext 139 or 825-3110 Mon......................................................................................... 6 AM-3 PM Tue., Wed., and Thu., ........................................................ 6:30 AM-4 PM Fri., Sat., Sun. ........................................................................ 6 AM-4 PM Driving Range Sun., and Wed. ......................................... 6:30 AM-3 PM Driving Range All other days............................................. 6:30 AM-5 PM Golf Course Ranger...................................................................904-9336
Social Hall...................... 825-3711 ext 124 Mon.-Fri................................................................................... 7 AM-9 PM Sat........................................................................................... 9 AM-9 PM Sun.......................................................................................... 9 AM-6 PM
Sports Complex............... 825-3711 ext 135 Facilities
Daily...................................................................................... 5 AM-10 PM Sun.......................................................................................... 5 AM-9 PM
Mon.-Sat............................................................................. 5 AM-9:30 PM Sun..................................................................................... 5 AM-8:30 PM Children’s Hours.....................................................................11 AM-1 PM
Vistoso Center............................. 825-3711
After-hours Emergencies: If you encounter something in the common areas or golf course needing immediate attention (e.g. a broken irrigation head) and the Administration Office is closed, please report the issue to a building monitor. However, if a situation like this occurs after all the buildings are closed, please contact the emergency line at 825-1161.
Association News From The Board of Directors
Our MISSION as the SCVCAI Board is to lead in maintaining and enhancing the quality of life in Sun City Vistoso as an active adult community. SCVCAI Board of Directors Newsletter A bimonthly newsletter by Director Janice Strassburg about the activities and items discussed by the BOD is available by Listserv. To sign up, go to www.suncityvistoso.com, hold your mouse over News and Information, click on In the Know, put in your email address and click on Submit button. Select any of the notifications you would like to receive and click on the Submit button. For those who do not have access to a computer, a copy is available for reading in the library. Status Quo - Busy, Busy, Busy by Fred Bjorling
By the time you read this the new Board of Directors (including three new members) will be in place. They and the continuing directors will be working out the beginnings of their relationships and will have elected officers for the upcoming year, beginning May 1. A lot of balls will still be in the air from the numerous strategic planning projects set into motion during and just preceding this past year. One of those is the very complicated Sports Complex Upgrade/Rebuild/Add-On/Replace project. Not many simple decisions involved in this one, and thus, plenty of room for debates. As good decisions result from thorough data-gathering combined with excellent talent that produces responsive ideas and suggestions, we are fortunate here in SCV to have a good in-house supply of capable volunteers. They step forth and do a great job of advising the Board in decisions such as those involved in this very important project that will help determine the role of fitness for our current and future residents. Believe me, we’re learning that this amenity is one of the most important to potential future residents. Our increasing awareness of that is due to research performed by, guess what, another committee and a cooperative staff. Thank yous all around, please! Bows for the Sports Complex and Marketing committees, two of many.
Coffee and Conversation with the General Manager and a Board Member Wednesday, May 11, 9 AM, Social Hall/Hopi Thursday, May 19, 9 AM, Social Hall/Hopi Tuesday, May 31, 1 PM Social Hall/Hopi An Informal Exchange of Information
Sun City Vistoso Tipster, May 2011
Bob Mariani, General Manager Solid As A Rock by Bob Mariani
Sun City Vistoso (SCV) residents know that SCV is a fantastic place to live. There are a wide array of great facilities, numerous clubs and activities, well-maintained homes and common areas, panoramic scenic views and wonderful people. What you may not think about is the excellent financial strength and stability of the community. This financial strength is not only in the Association but is also in the property values and the financial ability and willingness of the residents to fulfill their commitment to pay the annual dues. Shortly before writing this article I attended a community managers workshop. During the workshop we visited four large communities in the Sacramento, California area. During each visit we discussed the significant loss in property values, high foreclosure rates and increasing homeowners association dues delinquency rates that ranged from 10% to 20% and were sometimes higher. Property values in many cases had been reduced from, for example, the $500,000 - $600,000 range to the $200,000 range. These reduced property values along with foreclosures have resulted in no equity in most of the properties and no leverage for the associations to collect delinquent dues. Let’s compare SCV to these communities. I may not have perfectly accurate data on the property depreciation in SCV, but let’s say it is as much as 25% to 30% from the highest point in the market. That’s not desirable but it’s clearly much more desirable than a 67% loss in property value. Just as important, if not more important, SCV has a dues delinquency rate of 1/5 of 1%. I’m sure we’d all like to have a zero delinquency rate as SCV had for years, but the very low delinquency rate experienced by this community is a reflection of residents who are financially sound, who honor their commitment to pay dues and who care enough about maintaining a high level of service and a well-maintained community to pay their dues. Although I’ve made reference to properties in Sacramento, it’s not my intent to focus on the problems in that area alone. These types of issues exist across the country. For example, one out of eight homes is in default in California. The numbers are about the same in Arizona. Further, at the end of 2010 there were approximately 6.2 million homes in default in the United States. SCV has nothing in common with this data, thus the title of this article. SCV truly is solid as a rock. Now, let’s keep it that way through solid short and long-term planning on a personal and community level.
Memorial Day – Monday, May 30 Facility Hours Social Hall.................................. 7 AM-4 PM Sports Complex.......................... 5 AM-9 PM Administration, Library, Catalina Vista and Desert Oasis will be closed
HOT Spot Help Out Today!
The HOT Spot is for the purpose of listing help-wanted ads for various Association and Association Committee tasks. Would you like a few extra dollars? Be a SCV monitor. Call Pam at 825-3711 ext 123 and make an appointment to pick up a job description to see if you qualify to join the monitor team. Keep in mind the following: You must be able to set up tables and chairs, you will have cleaning duties. You will work some nights, weekends and holidays (more details in job description sheet). Starting pay is minimum wage. Neighborhood Pride Needs Your Help: Do you take pride in living in our beautiful community? Do you have about four hours a month to devote to serving on the committee? If you are interested and would like to join us, or if you have any questions, call Tempe Johnson 825-6994.
Association Committees Committee meetings are open and all residents are welcome to attend. ARC Architectural Review Chair Lee Vander Ark 722-9374 Second and fourth Tuesdays, 1 PM, Vistoso Center/Yaqui
May is the month to let us know if you would like to be on the ARC. Be a part of this important Committee. Call Susan Jakosa 609-6368 or Jim Cundiff, our Community Services Coordinator, 825-3711 ext 129 for more information. You can look at your copy of the Master Declaration (CC&Rs) or read them on the SCV website to get some ideas about the responsibilities of this committee. You can also read the SCV Development Standards on the website. The ARC is a standing committee, and as such, members serve three-year terms. Susan and Jim will be glad to answer any questions you may have. Community Assistance Committee Chair George Holthus 818-1042; Susie Klein 825-7535
Aluminum Can Donations: Put those aluminum cans to work for Sun City Vistoso! Deposit only empty, clean aluminum cans in the box outside the Social Hall kitchen. For safety reasons do not deposit unrinsed cans which attract bees and may become a hazard. Fiscal year aluminum can receipts reported in April were $3,158; aluminum recycled to date: 5,063 lbs. May brings some changes to how our Loan Room operates. We continue to be open Tuesday and Thursday mornings, 8-9 AM but our telephone reservation committee will take the summer off. Telephone reservations will begin again in October. Please make your reservations and pick up equipment at the Loan Room during regular hours. You can still reserve items up to two months in advance. Medical equipment has a loan time of two months but this can be extended if circumstances make it necessary. Tables and chairs have a loan time of one week and most other equipment can be borrowed for two weeks. Please be sure to bring your current Sun City Vistoso resident card when you pick up your items. Sun City Vistoso Tipster, Febraury 2011
Consumer Referral Chair Don and Pat Pomeroy 825-1725 Desk Phone: 825-3711 ext 137 Monday-Friday, 9:30 AM-11:30 AM, Social Hall
Here’s how to connect to the online copy of our list of vendors: 1. On the Sun City Vistoso home page under the Resi dent’s drop down menu, choose Community Op erations, then click on Members Only. 2. Log in with your user name and password. This is also the page where you can create a new account. 3. Click on Update Account and log in. 4. Click on the last blue line, Consumer Referral List. Finance and Budget Chair Leslie Platt 818-1963 firstname.lastname@example.org Third Monday, 1 PM, Vistoso Center/Apache Gift Shop Barbara Farr 818-2105 and Sharon Henderson 825-0722 Shop: 825-3711 ext 130 Shop Hours: Monday-Saturday 9 AM-12:30 PM Meeting: Second Wednesday, 9 AM, Vistoso Center/Yaqui www.vistosogiftshop.com
May is here and we continue to say goodbye to friends returning to their summertime homes and welcome the ease of traffic on Oracle Road. It is also time to say hello to Bev Fairful, our May Artist of the Month. Bev is one of our most versatile consignors. If you need a gift or just a little something for yourself to brighten your day, you’ll find it displayed in the shop’s center front Artist of the Month window. Bev creates everything from jewelry to baby goods, ceramics to American Girl doll clothes. Come down and take a look. Also, the Gift Shop starts summer hours Monday, May 16. If you missed registration for the Gift Shopsponsored Arts & Crafts Festival October 1, stop by for a registration form. Government Affairs Chair Judy Hale 395-5866 Second Wednesday, 1 PM, Vistoso Center/Yaqui
Thank you to all the residents who attended SCV’s Town Hall Meeting with Council member Barry Gillaspie. It was a well-attended meeting. Barry did an outstanding job in bringing us up to date on the current financial status of the Town of Oro Valley. A big thank you to Dean Strandskov, Government Affairs Committee member, for helping with all the technical preparations prior to the meeting. Watch for the flyer in this months Tipster for another informative event. All of us from the GAC want to thank you for your support.
May 2011, Sun City Vistoso Tipster
Green Energy Committee Committee Chair Don Marier 825-4878 email@example.com First and Third Tuesdays, 1 PM, Vistoso Center/Yaqui Tip
Stop watering established desert plants to encourage deep root growth and to save water. Image Committee Lauren Thompson 306-9750
The Image Committee is on recess until next fall. Landscape Tut Tustison 825-9431 Third Wednesday, 9 AM, Vistoso Center/Yaqui
The Landscape Committee members have been active with the following projects: The Kimley-Horn landscape architecture firm has been chosen for the Mountain Vista landscape project after a careful evaluation which included a scope of work document, thorTricocereus hybrid at Catalina Vista. Photo ough interviews and a by Jim Hobert. prudent review of bids. The firm will create digital files this summer, carry out the design work in the fall, and oversee the installation of the new landscaping in the spring of 2012. Possible use of reclaimed water for our Mountain Vista landscape irrigation is being studied in conjunction with Kimley-Horn. The Lower Rancho Vistoso relandscaping project is proceeding more slowly than anticipated primarily due to the Groundskeeper company having difficulty finding some of the ordered plants as a result of the winter freeze. Our committee members have put in countless hours to make this project a success. The Common Area Maintenance crew has also worked very cooperatively and very hard to achieve the best result. Catalina Vista landscape recovery work from freeze damage is in progress. Marketing and Publicity Tut Tustison 825-9431 Fourth Thursday of the month, 1 PM, Vistoso Center/Yaqui
There seems to be confusion in the minds of many people what “marketing” really means. A common misconception is that “marketing” is the same as “selling”. To those of us on the marketing staff and the marketing committee, there is a great difference. We believe marketing is communicating information that will create an interest in what we have to offer. It is designing an appealing image that will induce outsiders to want to know more about us and find what we have so desirable they will want to join us. The goal of our marketing is to make people want to be a part of our vital, active community, our excellent golf course and our fine Café.
Sun City Vistoso Tipster, May 2011
Name Change Committee Chair Jon Olson 818-3705 First and Third Thursdays, 4:30 PM, Catalina Vista/Yavapai firstname.lastname@example.org
There will be no meeting of the Name Change Committee in May. Our next meeting will be in the fall when all of the committee members return from their summer homes and travels. The June Tipster will carry an article summarizing our committee’s work to date and outlining summer work that will be quite useful to the committee in the fall. Neighborhood Pride Chair Tempe Johnson 825-6994 Third Tuesday, 2 PM, Vistoso Center/Apache Not Too Distant A Memory
It is getting hotter, summer is coming, and things in our yards are growing by leaps and bounds. In the back far corners of our minds though, we remember that Mother Nature was not kind to our community this past winter. We can still see what the hard frosts did to some of our yards. It is time to get frost damaged plants trimmed or replaced and empty pots filled with live plants or flowers. We bid farewell to those who leave for the upcoming hot months. Your home and yard need care while you are away, even if only for part of the summer. A messy yard is an indication that you are gone, and puts your home and belongings in a possibly unsafe situation. With our summer monsoons, weeds grow in abundance and need to be removed as quickly as possible. Have a great summer knowing that your community and home here will look just as nice when you return as when you left.
Posse Chair Del Balston 825-9681, Vice-Chair George Smith 818-1097 Meetings: First Tuesday, 3 PM, Social Hall/Hopi http://www.suncity-vistoso.com/committees/posse/
The Posse Recognition Day Party was great fun. See our website. We need help! Half of our Posse will be gone from April until December, so we need a minimum of 250 more volunteers during this nine-month period in order to cover all shifts with both vehicles. Please help recruit new members. Also, our “SunBird” program is back! Go out on duty taking a non-Posse member like your spouse, neighbor, family or visiting guest this summer! They get a Posse cap for going three or more times! Sorry, they are not eligible for the weekly awards. Service Anniversaries
15 years: Paul Chorney, Marian Horsley, Jack & Betty Ingram Posse $20 Weekly Drawing for Service
3/14/11 Richard & Florence Anderson 3/22/11 Helen & Jack Wilshire 3/29/11 Paul & JoAnn Blatt 4/7/11 George & Mary Allen
Sun City Vistoso Community Association, Inc.
SUN CITY VISTOSO COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION, INC.
Statement of Revenues & Expenses and the Results of Operations
Revenues: Annual H.O. Fees Capital Contribution Fee Golf Revenues Activities Revenues Café Revenues Interest Income Other Income Gross Revenues Asset Reserve Contribution Contingency Fund Contribution New Capital Acquisitions Restricted Use Revenues Net Operating Revenues Expenses: Wages & Benefits Cost of Sales Utilities Repair & Maint. Supplies & Expenses Net Operating Expenses Results of Operations
$ 3,164,131 $ 122,674 914,443 $ $ 267,707 $ 428,196 $ 19,157 $ 92,047 $ 5,008,355
$ $ $ $ $ $ $ $
3,164,131 115,070 918,408 198,034 379,900 16,800 58,056 4,850,399
$ $ $ $ $
(2,340) (32,193) 514,782
$ (950,000) $ (100,000) $ (35,806) $ (167,911) $ 3,754,638
$ $ $ $ $
(950,000) (100,000) (26,300) (115,070) 3,659,029
$ $ $ $ $ $
211,167 39,803 42,912 11,908 99,964 405,754
$ 1,866,996 $ 217,787 $ 549,560 $ 92,402 $ 810,271 $ 3,537,016
$ $ $ $ $ $
1,905,434 196,762 590,498 99,325 835,510 3,627,529
For the First 9 Months of the Fiscal Year
2011 2011 2010 2010 Pre-Paid Rounds $616,274 Pre-Paid Rounds $616,274$678,521 $678,521 Resident Daily Rounds $62,698 $62,698 $75,347 $75,347 Resident Daily Rounds Public Daily Rounds $170,585 $93,340 Public Daily Rounds $170,585 $93,340
Sun City Vistoso Tipster, Febraury 2011
234,903 29,545 169,227 29,513 71,603 1,865 12,659 549,315
Golf Course Revenues For the First 9 Months of the Fiscal Year
$ $ $ $ $ $ $ $
Golf Course Revenues
9 Months 2010-11
Above is a summary of the Revenues and Expenses and the Results of Operations for the first 9 months of the 2010-11 fiscal year. Also included this month is a chart comparing golf revenues from last year to the present year. A copy of the report in greater detail can be found at our website, www. suncity-vistoso.com. Select the Board Meeting and Financial Information page, scroll to the bottom and select the month’s financial reports you wish to view. There are also copies of the monthly Financial Statements and a copy of the Annual Budget for the 2010-11 fiscal year in the Library located at the Vistoso Center. As always please give me a call at 825-3711 ext 126 with any questions you may have. If you are interested in more information regarding the Community’s finances, zttend the the FinanceBudget Committee will meet Monday, May 16, 1 PM, Vistoso Center/Apache. Patrick Boulton, Controller May 2011, Sun City Vistoso Tipster
Properties Chair Robert Hefner 825-4825 Third Thursday, 9 AM, Vistoso Center/Yaqui Realty Committee Chair Allan Jakosa 609-6368
The Realty Committee believes that SCV marketing efforts and Ambassador tours help to identify potential homebuyers and support SCV prices, values, and marketability. Realtors nationwide happily and routinely pay for referrals. We, too, could receive payment for our marketing efforts through referrals. Some local realtors prefer that we do nothing; others are open-minded. As stated in January, we have rejected the idea of operating a full-service SCV real estate company. We are considering three options to explore further, each a referral-only real estate company variation. None of these options would adversely impact SCV sellers, their listings, or their choices. We are in the long process of refining details. If no option passes muster, we will recommend no action. We anticipate that a final report with detailed recommendations and plans for implementation will be completed later this year. We will also develop a plan to effectively communicate our recommendations to SCV residents. Sports Complex Committee Chair Bob Carlson 825-4867
On Friday, April 8 a public forum with a question and answer session regarding the proposed new Aquatic & Fitness Center was presented to the SCV community. The next step will be in the hands of the Board of Directors who will discuss this at its April Study Session. At that point it may be decided whether to carry it forth to the Board of Director’s meeting on April 26. The Sports Complex Committee has completed their work as assigned by the Board of Directors as an Ad Hoc committee and will not be meeting further. Strategic Planning Committee (SPC)
Formal meetings of the Strategic Planning Committee will begin again in the fall. Tipster Editorial Chair Tom Polley 818-9073 Anticipated Tipster delivery of the June issue is Tuesday, May 31. Tipster Editorial meeting Monday, May 16, 9 AM, Vistoso Center/Apache. Sun City Vistoso Café News
Specials for the month are listed just before the Coming Events section under Café Specials. Come join us. David’s cooking classes have come to an end and will begin again in October. The Café thanks all the participants for their support and we hope to see you in October. Every month we have a drawing from our completed SCV Café comment cards. Five cards will be drawn each month and the winners will receive a free breakfast or lunch. The individuals drawn from March SCV Café Comment cards are: Dorothy Conti, Ted Rydzewski, Robert Renders, Jim Moore and Norma Cooper. Congratulations and bon appetit! May 1 through September 30 we are bring back our Sun City Vistoso Tipster, May 2011
Five to Free Club. Here is how it works: purchase five breakfast or lunch entrees with beverages and get your sixth breakfast or lunch entree free. Dinners are not included in this program. Five to Free club cards good May 11-September 30, 2011. Get your card at the Café. Robin Coulter, Admin. Comm. Director Three Recent Improvements
Newsletters Archives The Board newsletter is now available in an archive format on our website at http://www. suncity-vistoso. com/residents/agendas&minutes.html. Telephone Directory Monthly Updates The Community Phone Directory has been online for over a year now in the Members Only section of the website which is a password protected area. In an effort to have the monthly updates available to you 24/7, these updates will now be placed on the Community Directory page. They will no longer be printed as a flyer in the Tipster which will be a savings of ink and paper. However, if you need a copy, please stop by the Administration Office. Members Only Button A Members Only link has been added to the bottom of each web page. You don’t have to drill down in the menu, just go to the bottom and click Members Only and enter your user name and password. If you have not set up a user name and password, click on the “click here to create a new account”. It will take a couple of days to get this set up as each request is checked against the membership database and confirmed that they are a resident before approval is given. Pam Sarpalius, Programs/Facilities Director Change, Change and More Change
I am sure many of you have made changes to your personal life due to the economy, health or other reasons. Some of the changes we make are not always to our liking. The same is true for the business world and for Sun City Vistoso Community Association. Changes must happen. There is now a new arrangement for buses for the TSO (Tucson Symphony Orchestra) concert series ticket holders. TSO was going in debt because of the cost of buses. See the Coming Events section of this Tipster for information about the TSO meeting this month. The recent courtyard sale had only 66 tables sold. A few years ago there were over 100 sold. Residents tell me that $20 is a high price. The fact is that after tables were rented and advertising was paid, there was loss of $10. I know this is a small amount. These small losses can add up thoughout the year. Recently we also canceled an Association show because not enough tickets were sold and we did not want to suffer a loss. My main point in this article is to make you aware of changes that happen and will continue to happen. We still drive even though gas prices went up and we still eat, although food prices have increased. No one likes changes but they happen and we all must adjust.
March Housing Resale Information Resales
For the Month
Total sold in 2010 - 106 Library
Here are some new books to consider in coming months: 1. Please Look After Mom by Kyung-sook Shin, fiction. This family tragedy and deeply moving story of a family’s s earch for their mother who disappears amid the crowds of the Seoul Station subway is an international best seller describing a culture foreign to most of us. 2. Butterfly’s Child by Angela Davis-Gardner, fiction. The story begins where the opera, Madam Butterfly, ends. We follow the child who leaves his country, grows up in another, and ultimately seeks to find his Japanese family, a touching story you won’t want to end. 3. The Dressmaker of Khair Khana by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, nonfiction. An Afghan entrepreneur starts a successful sewing business and mobilizes her com munity under the Taliban. 4. The Warmth of other Suns: the epic story of Ameri ca’s Great Migration - nonfiction. A complete history of the great black migration from southern to northern and western cities tells untold stories of the long and dif ficult trek of courageous Americans. With the monsoon season just around the corner, please do not force items into the book drop on weekends. If the door does not close, it will rain into the bin and damage any materials inside. The last person to force materials through the door will be responsible for damages. We would rather receive your items late than damaged. Thank you. Welcome New Neighbors Unit# Name From 17 Don & Janice Moll Springfield, MO 17 Jack & Cathy Rasmussen Fairbanks, AK 8 Scott & Gail Bruss Copper Center, AK 12 Roberta & Arthur Gonzales Broomfield, CO 12 Patricia Grizzard Tucson, AZ 2 Kimberly & Sheryl Krostue Camdenton,MO 17 Delmar & Suzan Peterson Cheyenne,WY 2A John & Ellen O’Malley York, PA 14 Gordon & Donna Reimels Alpine, NY 10 Richard & Wilma Sandberg Cortaro, AZ 5 Linda Thompson San Luis Obispo, CA 3 Judith Seitz & Phillip Howe Jacksonville, IL 15 Wayne & Sara Miller Las Cruces, NM 3 Frank & Esther Kerwin Canadaigus,NY 3 Janine Petryk & Curtis Hendricks Oro Valley, AZ 6 Arthur & Loretta Behrmann Sun City, AZ 11B Peter & Janice Wiejek Tucson, AZ 6 Dennis & Helen Garren Tucson, AZ 15 Christopher & Sharon Held Redmond, WA 6 Robert & Colleen Kornkven Bottineau, ND Sun City Vistoso Tipster, Febraury 2011
Recreation and Fitness, Lonnie Davis How important are fluids in the Summer?
Fluid replacement is probably the most important nutritional concern when exercising. Approximately 60% of your body weight is water. As you exercise, fluid is lost through your skin as sweat and through your lungs when you breathe. If this fluid is not replaced at regular intervals during exercise, you can become dehydrated. When you are dehydrated, you have a smaller volume of blood circulating through your body. Consequently, the amount of blood your heart pumps with each beat decreases and your exercising muscles do not receive enough oxygen from your blood. Soon exhaustion sets in and your athletic performance suffers. If you have lost as little as 2% of your body weight due to dehydration, it can adversely affect your athletic performance. For example, if you are a 150-pound athlete and you lose three pounds during a workout, your performance will start to suffer unless you replace the fluid you have lost. Proper fluid replacement is the key to preventing dehydration and reducing the risk of heat injury during training. Association-Sponsored Fitness: Purchase a punch card from the receptionist in the Administration Office, $10/10 classes. You may use this card for all Sun City Vistoso-sponsored fitness classes. It can also be used for your guests. There is a $2 drop-in charge if you do not have a punch card. Cardio Chair Aerobics: Tuesday, Thursday, 10:3011:30 AM, Catalina Vista. Sunrisers: Low-impact aerobics class: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 7:15-8:15 AM, Auditorium. Sweat Stretch: Tuesday, Thursday, 7:30-9 AM, Auditorium. Water Aerobics: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 9-10 AM, Sports Complex Pool. Zumba: Thursday, 5:15 PM, Auditorium. Personal Trainer: Call Ray Jerkins 219-3561 to make an appointment. Sports Complex and Desert Oasis: See Hours of Operation, page 2 of this Tipster. Tuesday, May 10, the Sports Complex pool and spa will be closed for cleaning and shock treatment. It will reopen the following morning at the regular time. Wednesday, May 11, the Desert Oasis pool will close at 7 AM for cleaning and shock treatment and reopen the following morning at the regular time. Special Note from the Sports Complex: Thursday, May 12, 1 PM, an orientation on how to use the gym equipment will be held. Space is limited, so stop in and sign up. See Lonnie Davis or call 825-3711 ext 136.
Tipster Flyer Collation
Help collate the Tipster. Once a month, residents are needed to insert flyers. Receive your Tipster early and share refreshments with us at the Auditorium. The work is usually performed on the last weekday of the month at approximately 11 AM. Call Dave or Tempe Johnson 825-6994. May 2011, Sun City Vistoso Tipster
A Page Out Of The Sun City Vistoso ScrapbooK Courtyard Sale March 26
Photo by Paul Blatt.
Photo by Steve Taillie.
TSO Percussion Ensemble April 16
Allowed the audience to see, explained the construction, let them play notes, by hand, with mallets, with drumsticks, etc. There are 27 separate notes on each drum, caused by differences in the stretching of the metal, etc. The SCV audience loved it. It is a wonderful bunch of very talented musicians, who are also very articulate. Photos by Jim Hobart.
Photos from around the neighborhood
This little screech owl was sleeping in his home on Ruellia Dr. Photo by Jim Hobart.
Another day in paradise draws to a spectacular close. Photo by Janie Johnson-Russell.
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Golf Kim Griggs, Head Golf Professional
For all of the seasonal residents leaving Arizona for cooler climates, have a great summer and we look forward to seeing you in the fall. Summer golf rates go into effect Sunday, May 1. The 18 hole resident rate is only $32 pp before noon and $14 pp after noon. The rate for 9 holes is only $22 pp before noon and $10 after noon. If you need to rent a golf cart, it is an additional $5 pp. The driving range fees are $4 for a small basket and $6 for a large basket. The range closes at 3 PM, Wednesdays and Sundays. Please remember that our dress code remains in effect for the driving range and The Views Golf Course. For those of you holding punch cards, they expire Thursday, June 30. However, until that time you may use them for your guests who do not reside in Sun City Vistoso . For our many walkers and riders the golf course will open at 7 AM on May 1 and you must be off the course by 6:30 AM. June thru August the course will open at 6:00 AM and you must be off the course by that time. Thank you for your cooperation. Golfers, please remember that you are not allowed to cut through the golf course either before or after your play. This is very disruptive to the players. Be courteous and use the streets. Also, please do not park carts along the curb overlooking the putting green and the practice range in the golf cart parking lot. This is the staging area for the club carts. Many thanks to the many volunteers that are helping to repair ball marks, fix divots, etc. It is great to see that you care so much about our wonderful facility and maintaining the beauty of The Views Golf Course.
recommended amount of chemical, it will be applied at one fourth of the recommended amount over a period of several applications. The aerification and topdressing of the fairways will be moved to June when the Bermuda grass is in full recovery. Hopefully, all of these changes will have a positive effect on the early summer conditions of the fairways. Golf Advisory Payton Davies Chair 825-5352 First Wednesday, 2 PM, Vistoso Center/Apache
The Golf Advisory committee gave a demonstration to the Board of Directors to show the terrible shape our bunkers (sand traps) are in. The members of the Board who were able to attend seemed to think that it is time to spend the money needed to replace all of the bunkers on the course, but the official vote will be after this article is written. When I say all the bunkers, it is with the exception of a few very large fairway bunkers which will become waste areas making maintenance easier. Sun City Vistoso has extended the life time of the sand bunkers far beyond the years they normally last. Michael Kropf is continuing to fluff up the bunkers to make them tolerable until they are replaced. We have had between five and ten golfers come to the Golf Advisory Committee meetings lately. We appreciate their interest. In April we had one person relay how impressed players from other courses had been after playing The Views Golf Course. Two others had suggestions which we will follow up on. We always ask for input from the audience, and we would prefer you come to the meetings, rather than grumble among yourselves. More can get done if we can answer your questions personally. Men’s 18-Hole Golf Club Pres. Jerry Rickard 825-7175 Membership Dick Boss 638-6644 Play: Wednesdays
Michael Kropf, Superintendent
May is the time of the year that shows the first indications of what the golf course will look like during the early summer. Over the last several years, the golf course had very little Bermuda grass that survived under the overseeded ryegrass in the fairways. This led to less than favorable playing conditions during the end of May and all of June. However, this year the early indications are looking very positive for good transition. Last September, before overseeding even started, there were a lot of changes to protect the Bermuda grass. The ryegrass seed rates were lowered, the Bermuda grass was not abused during the prepping stage prior to seeding, and growth regulators were applied to slow the ryegrass growth. If the Bermuda grass struggles again this year, the only solution will be to start skipping overseeding on a couple of holes each winter. Some more changes to the overseeding process are going to occur this month and into June. The application rates of the chemical used to eliminate the ryegrass are going to be lowered and spread out over a longer period of time. Instead of spraying the ryegrass once with the Sun City Vistoso Tipster, Febraury 2011
SCV Men’s 18-Hole Golf Club winners from two competitions, left to right: Bob Hochstein, Sam Phillips, Preston Sheriff and David Heaps who was Tournament Chairman for the Club Championship.
At the end of March, Preston Sheriff was crowned 2011 Club Champion. Sam Phillips and Bob Hochstein won the White and Gold Tee awards respectively. Sam and Bob also were the initial Views Cup winners. Congratulations to Preston Sheriff who coordinated all aspects of this event. The Views Cup was conceived in an effort to increase member play on Wednesdays. Members accumulated points from November 3 to March 27; 42 points were needed to qualify Forty-one members qualified for this year’s event, 24.5% of the membership with a $1,110
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cash purse. Each player was a winner receiving anywhere from $60 (first place) to $20 (last place). The Views Cup will be played again in 2012.
Men’s 9-Hole Golf Club Pres. David Chatterton 818-0404 Membership Jack Saatkamp 825-4376 Play: Thursday mornings
Our 9-Hole Golf Club begins summer play hours on May 5; the start time will be 7:30 AM. During summer play each individual must sign up in the club’s book which will be located behind the Pro Shop’s main counter. Please sign up in this book at least a week in advance since slots fill up rapidly. Our club now has a membership of 76 players and is still growing. We are guys who keep score of both our golf strokes and our club friends. In addition, we have burger bashes, tournaments and other social events that add to our camaraderie. If you’d like to join, call our Membership Chairman, Jack Saatkamp.
Sun City Vistoso Women’s Golf Club Pres. Mary Ellen Tovatt 818-6290 Membership Payton Davies 825-5352 Play: Tuesdays
Thanks to Debbie Allen and her crew of volunteers for a successful Invitational. We had an optional two day Ringer and a one day Stableford. Congratulations to our new officers for 2011-2012: Pres., Mary Ellen Tovatt; VP, Payton Davies; Sec., Kay Swain; Treas., Joyce Friedericy and Handicap Chair, Betty Bittle. I would like to thank everyone for their help in making things run smoothly this year. We could not host the events without our volunteers and we could not run the club without the hard work of the board; Sue Pearsey, Joyce Friedericy, Lois Wegner, Payton Davies, Diane Dugan and Margie Wischer. Don’t forget we continue to hold competitions during the summer so sign up on the computer or in the Pro Shop. May tee times will be 7:30 AM. It’s been a pleasure serving as your President. I am sure the new board will do a great job.
Lady 9ers Pres. Jan Dunbar 818-9027 Membership Linda Miller 818-2716 Play: Thursdays
May is a lovely time of year, with lots of nice warm days for golfing. We have had our qualifying rounds for the State Medallion and Club Championship Tournaments. Winners will be announced next month. We are having our Burger Bash May 5 after golf, and we will also present awards for the year. Our first Fun Day for the summer will be June 2. We will be playing golf throughout the summer months. Tee times will be 7:30 AM beginning May 5. Please sign up in the book on the counter each week for the following Thursday. Please come and join us for a fun nine holes.
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Partnered Organizations The items contained under this heading are provided as a service to residents by other organizations that are neither sponsored nor supported by Sun City Vistoso Community Association, Inc. SCVCAI assumes no responsibility or liability for the information contained therein. AA Ned 407-6052 Mondays, 12:30 PM, Craft Complex/Tumbleweed Tuesdays, 7 PM, Vistoso Center/Apache Alzheimer’s Education and Support Group Diane Dail 551-0388 Arlene Schneider 825-5741 Last Tuesday, 4 PM, Desert Oasis
Learn the basics of the disease and how to live with it. Civic Association The Civic Association of Sun City Vistoso Inc. (CASCVI) is an advocate in consumer affairs. Established in 1994 as a volunteer resident group, we have successfully dealt with the Pima County Assessor and utility companies and conducted valuable investigations such as blue pipe and roofing problems. CASCVI provides an organization where residents can request assistance with problems not covered by SCVCAI. We can be reached at email@example.com or call Marty Abelson 825-3522
Residents who desire to be on our email list to receive, submit or share home maintenance information, consumer warnings and advisories, residential tax information, and resident-related issues not covered by SCVAI should submit their email addresses to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note: we are nonpolitical and are here to serve our fellow residents. Nonresident emails will not be accepted. You must be a SCVCAI homeowner. Emerge! Co-Pres. Coralyn Hoaglund 825-6801 and Diane Smith 825-2803 Donations Nancy Williams 818-3178 October-April, Second Tuesday, 8:30 AM, Vistoso Center/Apache
Our luncheon/fundraiser in March had such a wonderful attendance that we earned over $5000, which was given to Emerge! Center against Domestic Abuse. Once again we want to extend thanks to all who attended for their support of Emerge! as well as to our members for their wonderful help in making this event such a big success. In April we had a salad luncheon which was our last meeting until October. Nancy Williams will be collecting donations during the summer. The crisis line at Emerge! to report domestic abuse is 1-888-428-0101. Partnered Organizations continues on page 12
Sun City Vistoso Foundation The Sun City Vistoso Community Foundation, a separate and independent organization from the Association, established in 1998, provides a means through which tax-deductible gifts may be channeled to support qualified health, cultural, educational and charitable needs of Sun City Vistoso and surrounding areas. Gifts may be made at any time by check, in stocks or by gifts-in-kind to the Foundation, 1565 E. Rancho Vistoso Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85755 Pres. Li Chase 825-6764
The Foundation’s mission is “to improve the quality of life for residents in Sun City Vistoso and the surrounding areas” through a tax-deductible channel. The Foundation made a grant to the Thimblelena’s Trauma Teddies group. The group makes and donates teddy bears to the Catalina Resource Center and the Arizona Medical Center, which brings joy to adults and children alike. Your tax-free donations to the Sun City Vistoso Community Foundation make a positive difference in the quality of life in Sun City Vistoso and the surrounding community. Parkinson’s Support Payton Davies 825-5352 or email@example.com May thru September, Third Wednesday, May 18, 11 AM, Sun City Vistoso Cafe Exercise every Monday and Thursday 4-5:30 PM, Vistoso Center/Apache
Please sign up for a Power Over Parkinson’s conference on Saturday, May 14, 9 AM-1 PM, HOA1 in SaddleBrooke, $15 pp. Call AZAPDA at 520-326-5400, or go online to firstname.lastname@example.org. Breakfast and many great speakers included. Our group has been very active. On March 20 “Parkies” and their partners took a tour of the Parkinson’s Research Lab at the UofA. It was a fascinating tour, seeing the labs, talking to the doctors who work there, and having lunch and a Q & A session with the doctors. At the end of March a troupe of dancers, the Troy McIntyre Project, from Boise, ID, visited our exercise group and had an interactive session to show how music and dance can help people with movement disorders. The enthusiasm was infectious, and people didn’t seem to want to leave. Through the summer we plan to go out to lunch on our normal support meeting days. Call Payton Davies for details. Vistoso Helpful Hands
Clients: To get VHH help, dial 410-9498. When you hear the beep, enter your phone number, then hit the # sign and hang up. We will call you back. If you are interested in a tour and lunch at local independent and assisted-living facilities, please call Barbara McNeill 825-0677. New volunteers are always needed. Fill out an application at the Administrative Office with Norma Meyers and you will be contacted. Training is available.
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Café Specials Coupons may not be used for special dinners. The Café Special Dinners for the Month of May Wednesday, May 11, 4:30-6:30 PM, $5.95 pp Endless Soup, Salad and Bread Sticks
Soups include: Creamy tomato basil and chicken pablano. Tossed green salad and bread sticks. Dinners do not include beverages or dessert. No reservations needed. Gratuity will not be added to dinner. Wednesday, May 25, 4:30-6:30 PM, $7.95 pp Endless Pasta Night
Your choice of the following: Marinara sauce and pasta, meatballs and pasta, hot Italian sausage and pasta or white clam sauce and linguine. The above entrees include Caesar salad and bread sticks. Dinners do not include beverages or dessert. No reservations needed. No to-go boxes will be given out. Gratuity will not be added to your dinner.
Coming Events Items included in this section must be open to all residents and either be Association sponsored or an annual club event of interest to the entire community. Special Events for Clubs See Club article for full details.
Dinner ‘n Show, Blue Man Group, Sun., May 1, Centennial Hall Rock ‘N Roll Club, At The Hop Dance, Sat., May 14, 7 PM, Auditorium Natural Health & Wellness, Life Coach, Wed., May 18, 3 PM, Catalina Vista/Pima Vistoso Villanellas, Dance with the Stars, Fri., May 20, 6:30 PM, Courtyard Dinner ‘n Show, Never Too Late, Sat., May 21, Hale Center, Gilbert Rock ‘N Roll Club, Bowling, Sat., June 4, 6-9 PM, Fiesta Lanes Independence Day Celebration, Mon., July 4, 2 PM, Auditorium Monday, May 2 Pro Shop & Catalina Vista Parking Lot Sealed
There will be an alternate route for entrance and egress to the Pro Shop. Parking at Catalina Vista will be on the street that day. Striping will occur early the following day and should be done early enough not to disrupt traffic.
Keep our neighborhood safe. Join the Posse. Call Del 825-9681 or George 818-1097 today!
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Saturday, May 7, 3-5 PM, Auditorium Adios Winter Fiesta, Cancelled
Due to low ticket sales this event has been cancelled Monday, May 9, 9 AM - 12:30 PM - Gift Shop Monday Madness
Good things do come to an end. The last Madness sale of the season will be Monday, May 9. Come on down and take some bargains home. See you there. Tuesday, May 10 Tucson Symphony Series Ticket Meeting
The TSO (Tucson Symphony Orchestra) will be in the Auditorium, 11 AM to discuss this season’s tickets and how they will handle buses for this year. Come and learn and listen to this new arrangement for season tickets. In the future a TSO club will be formed to handle ticket and bus arrangements. Friday, June 10 WildHorsePass Casino Bus Trip, No Charge
Jump on the bus and have a great time at the WildHorsePass Casino. Even though there is no charge for this trip there are a limited number of seats. The bus will depart SCV 9 AM and depart from the Casino 4 PM. Each person will receive $10 to use at a slot machine. On the bus we will draw one lucky winner, to receive a $15 lunch voucher. Get your tickets early.
You must sign up and get a ticket from Coco or Pam Administration starting Wednesday, June 1, 8 AM. Two tickets pp.
Wednesday, June 29 Diamondbacks Bus Trip, $42 pp
Enjoy the comfort of a luxury bus trip to the Diamondbacks game in Phoenix. The D-Backs will be playing the Cleveland Indians. The bus will leave from behind the Vistoso Center 9:45 AM and will depart the stadium a half-hour after the game. Only 52 tickets will be sold. Remember, weather is no problem since the stadium is covered and air conditioned.
Tickets on sale at Administration starting Tuesday, May 31.
Monday, July 4, 2 PM, Auditorium Independence Day Celebration
Enjoy the Sun City Vistoso Singers concert in the cool comfort of your Auditorium. No charge for this event.
Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) Classes
The next class will be Wednesday, May 25, 1 PM, Vistoso Center/Apache. Gordy Guibert has stepped down from teaching these classes and Lonnie Davis will be taking on the role. We thank Gordy for the many years he took on this responsibility. Classes in the future will be announced in the Tipster. They will take place approximately every three months. To register for the May class call Lonnie 825-3711 ext 136. If you are interested in helping to teach future classes please call Lonnie. Sun City Vistoso Tipster, May 2011
This year-round workshop is at George and Beverly Riley’s home. All skill levels are welcome. We practice playing, discuss the standardized game rules of Sun City Vistoso, as well as scoring, etiquette and skill tactics. Couples and singles invited. No fee or dues. For times, call 818-0877. Parkinson’s Exercise Classes
Exercise classes are held every Monday and Thursday, 4-5:30 PM, Vistoso Center/Apache. $10/class or $50/ mo. Spouse or caretaker is welcome at every class. Call Ray Jerkins 219-3561. Tai Chi
Clinical research has proven the efficacy of Tai Chi as a preventative and rehabilitative therapeutic tool for a variety of health issues including balance, postural stability, musculoskeletal strength and flexibility, cadiorespiratory fitness, immune function and stress management. Tai Chi helps enhance self efficacy, quality of life and functional ability, endurance, fall prevention and reaction time in elderly individuals. Thursdays, 1011:30 AM, Dance Studio. Call Jose 297-5362
For Your Information The items contained under this heading are provided as a service to residents. SCVCAI assumes no responsibility or liability for the information contained therein. AARP Tax Assistance
AARP tax counselors at Vistoso Center are no longer available for consultation. If you need assistance with your federal or Arizona return, please contact David Likness, tax counselor at the local AARP office, 6700 N. Oracle Road, Suite 331, Tucson or call 520-571-9884. Ski Club
SCV used to have a ski club. The Ski Club in Sun City West has approximately 175 members. If interested in forming a ski club here in SCV, contact Allan at email@example.com or 520-609-6368 Realtor Club
A small, informal group of retired real estate brokers (active and inactive licensees) are looking to expand our group and interests, and perhaps become an official SCV club if we can reach critical mass. Recent discussion topics have included national and local real estate markets, mortgages, refis, rentals, 1031 exchanges, taxes, remodeling, commercial properties, and REITS. It’s rather like going to a NAR convention in Tucson casual attire, but without fees, exhibits, paid speakers or vendors. It’s not necessary to be a RE licensee. If interested in learning more, contact Allan at firstname.lastname@example.org or 520-609-6368.
Thank You Corner This section allows residents to express thanks to the community. Articles should not exceed 50 words and should not contain thanks to specific persons.
Thank you so much for your dear expressions of love with Len’s passing. So many cards with angel thoughts and prayers. Our love to all. Dionne Buffehr and family We want to thank all the wonderful neighbors and friends for their tremendous caring and support during Ruth’s last few weeks. Ruth loved her community and friends, and it is obvious she was loved in return. The Family of Ruth Campbell To my dear friends and neighbors my heart felt thanks for all your expressions of sympathy following the death of my dear husband Jack. He passed away at home on March 28. He so loved Sun City Vistoso and never wanted to leave. My love and thanks to all. Dorie Libby Thanks to all who enjoyed the Bar-B-Que April 10. We raised over $2000 for Casa de Los Niños. A special thanks to the Café for good food, the ladies of Casa Amigas for their service and cookies, to CAC for their donation, and the Jazz Ensemble of CDO High School for the entertainment. Julie Balogh and Gay Russell
Memoriam To record the passing of a current or former resident call 825-3711 ext 120 or complete a Tipster form located in the Administration Office. Sun City Vistoso submitters can choose to make their name and phone number available to provide information on contacting the former resident’s family. Resident
Jack Libby Ruth Campbell Ken Amsler Anita Periwitz
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Betty Oldewage 1 March 17 Havita Senn 1 April 9
Clubs Aqua Tone Marcia Polley 818-9073 Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, 8 AM, Sports Complex/Pool
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Art League Dave Dame 825-7430, Judy Bjorling 818-1296, Co-Presidents
This month there will be a themed show that is open to all of the Art League groups. Visit the Social Hall to see what our residents can do with the theme “Music.” Colored Pencil Club Peggy Webb 825-2731 or Betty Sarr 825-7801 Fridays, 9 AM-1 PM, Catalina Vista Etching—Printmakers Vickie Von Elbe 825-1329 Fridays, 9 AM, Catalina Vista/Art Fine Arts Studio Pres. Melanie Herbert 825-2258 Wednesdays, 9 AM, Catalina Vista/Art
We have a new themed art display which will hang in the Social Hall during the month of May. The theme is music, and our artists are busy creating some melodious raptures which are sure to both please and inspire. Our group will be working through the summer and invite anyone who has any interest in the various art media to come to our cooled studio at Catalina Vista. Phyllis Cutcher had two of her pastels accepted by SAACA and are currently up for viewing Saturdays, through June 30, 10 AM-2 PM, Ventana Medical on Innovation Drive. Oil Painting—Art Made Easy Merle Broadbent 818-0098 Mondays, Wednesdays, 9 AM-Noon, Catalina Vista/Art
We need a few good men. We will continue painting over some of the summer months and the few men in our group would welcome some company. If you would like to give oil painting a try, give Merle a call. Sculpture Gene Eckebrecht 825-2419 Mondays, 9 AM, Catalina Vista/Art
Most sculptors will be here through the summer working on various pieces. We have several experienced artists who will help you learn to sculpt in clay. It’s a cool, productive time in our studio which will reward you with completed sculptures you’ll be proud to place and show in your homes. Come join us, meet some fine, talented artists and enjoy some smooth oldies music while your working.
Watercolor John Ebert 818-1830 Registration Irma Franke 825-1198 email@example.com Tuesdays, Thursdays, 9 AM-4 PM, Catalina Vista/Art
Arthritis Water Club President Dawn Simske 825-0907, Secretary Ruth Hofstetter 825-8990 Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 10:15 AM, Sports Complex pool.
Come join us for gentle water exercise specifically designed by the Arthritis Foundation to help with range of motion and to relieve stiffness and pain. These exercises are great for arthritis, fibromyalgia, replaced hips and knees, etc. Our resident volunteer instructors, Dawn Simske and Helen Kirk, are Arthritis Foundation trained. Dues $4/yr.
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Astronomy Pres. Shirley Chorney 825-8502; firstname.lastname@example.org October-May Third Thursday of each month, 7 PM, Social Hall/Navajo http://www.suncity-vistoso.com/clubs/astronomy/
May 19, the Astronomy Club meeting will host lecturer Dan Maronne, Asst. Professor of Astronomy at UofA. The title of his talk is “The Cosmology of Elephants” (ancient large objects). This is the last club meeting until October 20. There is still time to sign up for the Lowell Observatory, Flagstaff, club trip Wedndesday-Friday, May 4-6. We need a few more people. Call Shirley Chorney 825-8502. The club presents a video lecture Thursdays, 4 PM, Social Hall/Kachina Lounge, except on the Thursday of the club’s monthly meeting. This series of lectures, entitled, “Understanding the Universe”, is given by award winning lecturer Prof. Alex Philippenko of UC Berkeley. The last video lecture is May 12. The video lectures will resume October 6. Have a wonderful summer. Bible Study Men’s Bible Study Fred Gustin 825-7531, Bill Moeller 825-8695, Tuesdays, 7:30 AM, Catalina Vista
We are on a summer schedule until fall. We meet the first Tuesday of each month for Bible study. The other Tuesdays through September we get together for fellowship and breakfast at the SCV Café 8 AM. Contact names and phone numbers are in the header of this article. We’d like to see you there.
Precept Women’s Bible Study Margaret Armantrout 825-1230 or Pat Gustin 825-7531 September-April, Wednesdays, 8:45 AM, Vistoso Center/Apache
Bike Club—Vistoso Cyclists Harold Chapman 825-1404 Pres. Elizabeth Houle-Nelson 818-6646 Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Mountain View Plaza
Starting time for May 7:30 AM. The Vistoso Cyclists met on April 19 for a picnic and mini-golf tournament. The picnic was catered by The SCV Café. Goodbyes were extended to our retiring board and committee chairs. A hardy thank you to the following people who have served this last year: Fred Finney, Russ Roy, Ed Cleveland, Jerry Haynes, Harold Chapman, Dick Swain, Margie O’Hare and President Elizabeth HouleNelson. The new Vistoso Cyclists All Star Team: Pres., Tom Meyer; VP, Dave Nelson; Committee Chairs: Roster Keeper, Fred Finney; Bookkeeper, Joe Quinn; Wheels for Kids; Dick Swain; Social Chair, Carol Knapp; Community Chair, Jack Bona; Communications Chair, Don Piele; Ride Co-Chairs, Roy McGechaen and Brian Kilgour. Their terms begin May 1. May breakfast ride will be to Jerry Bobs on LaCanada Wednesday, May 25.
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Birders Group Marjorie Flory 825-4580 First Friday, 4 PM, Catalina Vista http://www.suncity-vistoso.com/clubs/birders/
Birders at Madera Canyon. Photo by Roger Hinkle.
All residents are welcome to bird with us and attend our planning meetings May 6 and June 3. You must contact the group coordinator prior to Noon the day before the trip to assure your carpool space. Meet at the parking area behind the Vistoso Center 15 minutes before the departure time. Bring lunch where indicated. Don’t forget binoculars, hat, water, sunscreen, bird guidebook, and money to pay your driver. Tue., May 3, 6 AM Tue., May 10, 5:30 AM Mon., May 23, 5:30 AM Wed., Jun. 8, 6 AM
Sweetwater Ponds. Maggie and Roger Hinkle 818-9488. $3 carpool. Pena Blanca Lake. Marj Flory 825-4580. Bring money for lunch out. $13 carpool. Madera Canyon. Judy Carlson 818-1980. Bring lunch. $9 carpool. Mt. Lemmon. Shirley Piplani 825-8428. Bring lunch. $9 carpool. Billiards
Jay Witala 825-9878 Monday-Saturday, Noon-4 PM, Catalina Vista/Billiards
Our latest 8-ball club tournament was held April 3. First place Ray Hicks and second place Don Tucker. A well-attended potluck dinner followed the games with the usual great food. Well done, ladies. Glad to see Clarance and Doris Shaub attended the activities; they were missed. All the members of the Billiards Club want to thank Jack and Barbara Matthies for their efforts at putting together the past year’s activities. A lot of time and energy is put in to seeing that the club has a great time. The club offers free instruction plus a significant library of DVDs and books. So drop by and give the activities a try.
Sun City Vistoso Employee Recognition Employees who go above and beyond the call of duty are recognized with an On the Spot award. On the Spot awards received recently went to: Jan Hopke-Alme Activities Frank Thayer Pro-Shop Tom Chapin Activities Jerry Sanchez Maintenance Grace Lightly Activities Kat Newman Administration John Kati Pro-Shop Christine Gatlin Café Don Robertson Pro-Shop Charlene Notman Cafe
Bocce Pres. Dennis Reynolds 825-5674 Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 7 PM, Bocce Courts
Keep your resolutions to get outdoors more often and to get more exercise. If you are a member and have not played in a while, we would love to see you. If you are new to bocce, come to the courts 15 minutes before play and get a quick overview of how the game is played. You can throw a few practice balls. That’s how long it will take to feel comfortable playing your first time. Bocce is a wonderful chance to get outdoors, meet new people, and learn a new sport. We can’t wait to see you! Bocce play moves to 7 PM, May 2. Book Clubs Book Club Lillian Vittenson 825-5522, Eileen Rotman 825-5434 First Monday, 1:30 PM, Catalina Vista/Pima
The subject of our April meeting was Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout. We liked Olive and the stories about people in a small town on the coast of Maine. Judy Kuhel lead. Due to maintenance at Catalina Vista, the May meeting will be at Vistoso Center/Yaqui. Bea Leonard will lead our exploration of Let The Great World Spin by Colum McCann. It’s about an unusual event in lower Manhattan. By the time you read this, our book list for June 2011 through May 2012 will be posted at the SCV Library and an email will be out. Copies will also be available at the May meeting. Great Books Pres. Martha Sartoris 825-0092 October-May, First and third Wednesdays, 2 PM, Catalina Vista/Tohono
Last month we completed another season of thought-provoking discussions, all related to civic engagement. We pondered the complexities of providing charity, the challenges involved with associating, problems with leadership and how best to serve our community. In October we’ll turn from contemplating good deeds, or what one might call doing the Lord’s work, and venture into the opposite realm. Who could be more enticing than the Devil. We’ll be reading from a masterful collection of short stories on pride, envy, anger, sloth, greed, gluttony and lust. Our text, The Seven Deadly Sins Sampler, can be purchased from The Great Books Foundation, 1-800222-5870 ext 2, or via the internet at http://www. store.greatbooks.org. New or used copies are available from Amazon. com where you may be able to save on shipping costs by purchasing other items at the same time. Buy now and be prepared for scintillating discussions next season. Bowling—Pathfinders Don Andersen 825-1408 Mondays, 9 AM, Fiesta Lanes
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Bridge Duplicate Bridge Pres. Helen Smith 818-3614; VP Dave Johnson 825-6994 Mondays, 6 PM, Social Hall/Papago; Fridays, 12:30 PM, Social Hall/Papago
Annual dues $8 pp. Please be present at least 10 minutes before scheduled playing time, as we may start a few minutes early. Bring exactly $1 pp for prize money each time you play. Residents may play twice before joining our club. Bring your membership card the first time you play. Renters with an Association renter’s card are welcome to join. Guests of residents may play only twice in a year. We are not an ACBL-sanctioned club and do not award master points. Ladies Monday Social Bridge Pres. Marilyn Smoler 818-7880 Mondays, 12 PM, Social Hall/Papago
Congratulations to our new officers: Pres., Marilyn Smoler; VP, Myra Keller; Co-Sec., Cherri Bold and Jane Viconi; Treas., Margot Rothenbuecher. Thanks for a great job to the outgoing board. Dues of $3 pp for the 2011- 2012 will be collected this month. We look forward to seeing you for a fun afternoon. Ladies Wednesday Bridge Pres. Marilyn Smoler 818-7880 Wednesdays, Noon, Social Hall/Hopi
The annual meeting and spring luncheon was held April 6. Officers for 2011- 2012 were elected: Pres., Marilyn Smoler; VP, Billie Taer; Sec., Jeanne Nimrod; Treas., Elaine Erhardt and members-at-large, Dottie Langren, Ann Gillin and Barb Farr. The revised bylaws recommended by the Board were adopted by the membership. Marathon Bridge June Jaeger 818-9564
The Marathon Bridge club starts anew every October. If you want to join, call June Jaeger. Mixed Social Bridge Coordinator Sandy Rice 306-4703 Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 8:30 AM, Desert Oasis/Zuni
This is an informal bridge group that enjoys friendship as well as playing cards. It’s fun, so do come. Please note starting time is 8:30 AM sharp. Membership dues $5 pp. Practice Bridge Pres. Joe Pheanis 818-9144 Sec./Treas. Louise Lines 825-6673 Mondays and Wednesdays 1 PM, Desert Oasis/Zuni
We learn while we play. We welcome beginners and intermediate players. Just come in and enjoy an afternoon of bridge with your neighbors. Tuesday Night Partners Bridge Pres. Jayne Kuennemeier 825-0095 Temporary Partner Contact Lee Gloden 818-0142, email@example.com Tuesdays, 6:30 PM, Social Hall/Papago
Registration starts 6 PM; cut-off time 6:25 PM; play begins 6:30 sharp. Bring exactly $1 pp for prize money. Annual dues $5 pp. Newcomers may play twice before
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joining. Please remember to wear your nametag. Need a partner? Contact Lee. Plan to arrive early for a fun evening with spirited play. Bunco Joan 818-0862, Fern 825-8127 Fourth Tuesday, 1-4 PM, Desert Oasis/Zuni Canasta Bob Segebrecht 825-5480 Thursdays, 6 PM, Desert Oasis/Zuni
Join us for a friendly game of Canasta. You must be checked in by 6:10 PM when the doors promptly close. Please bring three quarters. Dues are $4 pp for the year. You may play twice before joining this group. Desert Celtic Society Frank Maisch 825-8583
Our annual barbeque Friday, May 13, will be prepared by Jack Sattkamp. We will meet on the Social Hall/patio 5:30 PM. Cost $10 pp payable to the Desert Celtic Society. Mail to Frank Maisch, 13955 N. Sutherland Wash Way, before May 4. We will also have our organizational plan presented for the new season along with officers. Ceramic Club Pres. Rusty Kiesling 825-4262 Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 9 AM-Noon. Tuesday Noon-3 PM Craft Complex/Ceramics
At the April 13 general meeting new officers were elected. Pres., Carney Lewis; VP, Helen Bronkhorst; Sec., Marilyn Guimond; Treas., Micky Harris. Their term of office will begin July 1. Club room hours May-September are as listed above. Monitors are needed for these hours to keep the rooms open. Clay Club VP Joan Brown 825-5793 Meetings first Thursday, 1 PM, Craft Complex/Clay Studio
The Clay Club studio is air-conditioned and open every day for members. Visitors are welcome too. Some of you are busily finishing projects before the summer exodus. Please remove unfinished projects from our shelves before heading north. “Latest Spin: I’ve always admired the skill and zeal. Of those who master the potter’s wheel. Would it be ungrammatical to say. My idols all have feats of clay.” Have a great summer. Information: Membership: Web page:
Computer Society (VCS) Sue Lane 825-7518 firstname.lastname@example.org Paul Chorney 825-8502 email@example.com Anna Belle Emery, 825-0640 http://www.suncity-vistoso.com/clubs/computer/
The VCS general meeting will be held Monday, May 9, 1 PM, Auditorium. Paul Chorney, Getting the most out of PDF files, and Sue Lane, Info to LastPass Vault.
Computer Society May Class Schedule
PC Classes Date Time Beginning PC for Windows 7& Vista,, plus XP-class notes (4) Wed., 4, 11, 18, 25 8 AM-10 AM Dick Butler 825-4664 Nanrich2@juno.com My LastPass Vault (1) Tues., 10 10:15 AM-12:15 PM Sue Lane 825-7518 firstname.lastname@example.org Help Sessions: Tues., May 10 and 24 In the Computer Learning Center.
All classes and workshops require registration. Register directly with the instructor by phone or email. Instructors’ names and email addresses are listed on the VCS web site: http://www.suncity-vistoso.com/ clubs/computer. Other sources of information are the club’s ListServ, the Tipster and the SCV community calendar. Class schedules are also available outside the computer learning center. Dues for July 1, 2011 – June 30, 2012 are $10 per household and payable to Vistoso Computer Society. Mail or deliver to Anna Belle Emery,14030 N. Lobelia Way, 825-0640, along with the application form available outside the learning center. Checks, not cash, will also be accepted for dues at the monthly general meetings. Membership is required for all classes except Beginning PC and includes help sessions and the right to join the ListServ (online bulletin board) to receive announcements and computer help from other members. To be added to the VCS or Mac ListServ, click on the ListServ tab on the club web site or email email@example.com. To donate PC computer equipment call Dick Butler, 825-4664. Recycle used ink cartridges in the bin provided just outside the computer learning center. Cribbage Club Robert Hines 825-2208 First and third Thursdays, 6:30 PM, Catalina Vista/Pima
Our next tournament will be June 2. Dance Groups
Ballroom—Vistoso Villanellas Pres. Helen Smith 818-3614 Membership Ruth Hochstein 825-0070 Dances: Third Friday, September-June, 7:30 PM, Auditorium
Dance with the Stars, May 20, in the Courtyard if the weather cooperates. Social 6:30 PM, dancing 7-10 PM. Live music by the Major/Minors band.
Tickets $15 pp for members and $20 pp for guests. Ticket sales Tuesday May 10 and Wednesday May 11, 8:30 till 10:30 AM.
Contact John Antliff 825-5596. Reminder: dues are payable. Dancin’ Dynamos Lynne Newbauer 818-3516 Classes meet in the Social Hall/Dance Studio Cloggers Instructor/Registrar Anne Wilson 297-0843 Tuesdays beginning in November Classes, Social Hall/Dance Studio
Be sure to watch the Tipster for dates and times of classes in the fall. Sun City Vistoso Tipster, May 2011
Hula - Aloha Hula Sisters Del Salvaterra 834-5146 firstname.lastname@example.org Marietta Fowler 825-9162 Classes, Tuesdays, 1-3 PM, Social Hall/Dance Studio http://www.suncity-vistoso.com/clubs/hula/
Come dance with us. Beginning Hula 1 PM, Continuing/Intermediate Hula 2 PM. We all share the love and experiences of Hawaii as expressed through the motions of the hula. Dance steps are not strenuous, but you get a good workout. Classes are free. Tappers Lynne Newbauer 818-3516 Dancersize/Intermediate tap Fridays 3 PM Social Hall/Dance Studio
Line Dancing—Sunliners Cherry Harper 818-6396 http://www.suncity-vistoso.com/clubs/sunliners/ ANNOUNCEMENTS: Open Line Dance Fri., May 6, 6:30-8:30 PM
Intermediate Continuing Beginner
Intermediate Transition Intermediate Intermediate Continuing Beginner Intermediate
Sat., 9-10 AM Sat., 10:15-11:15 AM Suspended until Wed., Oct. 5 Tues., 6-7:30 PM Thu., 2:45-4 PM Thu., 4-5 PM Sun., 11 AM to 12:30 PM
Square Dancing—Sundancers Presidents John and Sandy Wilson email@example.com Caller Ron Markus Dances in Auditorium Wednesdays 7 PM website www.sundancersquarestucson.com
The Sundancers have had a great year. Over 150 dancers enjoyed the last of four special caller dances. Gary Shoemake provided creative calls to a variety of music and Ronnie and Bonnie Bonds cued round dances. On April 6 the club gave special thank you gifts to outgoing Presidents Mike and Karen Duellman and Vice Presidents Keith and Carole Tracy for their two years of dedicated, cheerful service. The Welcome Summer Dance April 20 ushered in the summer season when we begin wearing casual clothes until the fall. Looking ahead, you won’t want to miss the Ice Cream Social, July 13, and the Watermelon Fest, September 14. Both will be held in the Auditorium. Don’t forget, dues are payable. Enjoy a year of good exercise and fun $15/cpl.
Western Dancing—Kactus Kickers Pres./Membership Del Salvaterra 834-5146 November-April, Dances, Second Friday, Practice Thursdays, 6:30-8 PM, Auditorium. http://www.suncity-vistoso.com/clubs/kactus/
All classes, practice and dances, are held in the Auditorium unless otherwise noted.
Rock ‘N Roll Membership Earl Cohen 818-2582 Dances in the Auditorium http://www.suncity-vistoso.com/clubs/rocknroll/
Come to our dance, At the Hop, featuring the band Heartbeat Saturday, May 14, Auditorium.Doors open at 6:15 PM with allyou-can-eat pizza and salThe Rolling Bones made an appearance recently in Sun ad 6:30 PM, City Vistoso. See the Rock ‘N Roll club’s website to view the dance 7-10 PM. video taken of their performance. Photo by Earl Cohen.
Tickets $15 members/$18 non-members. Ticket sales May 6, 9-11 AM and May 9, 9-11 AM, Social Hall. Tickets will not be available at the door.
Mark your schedules for our bowling party Saturday, June 4, 6-9 PM, Fiesta Lanes. Three games and shoe rental all for $8.50 pp. Plan to join us for the July Beach Ball dance and annual meeting. Watch your email and the Tipster for details of summer activities. Sun City Vistoso Tipster, Febraury 2011
Wild Oats Band with Walt Nalewicki and Don Thoreson (left to right).
Our final dance for the year was a great success, attended by 90 members. New officers elected: Pres., Del Salvaterra; VPs; Jack Gallagher and Joanie Vandervliet; Sec., George Holthus; Treas., Dick Harper. Many thanks to the cooks for the fine hamburgers prepared for our dinner. The Wild Oats Band played all our favorite western dances, helped out by a couple of our members singing. Grills and the Guys before smoke gets in Everyone, enjoy your their eyes (left to right) Lonnie Davis, Bob summer. The new board Salvaterra, and Don Jovag. will be hard at work arranging bands for next season and choosing the dance committees. Check the October Tipster for information on the start of next season.
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Day Trippers Pres. George Tanner 818-1226 Membership Doris Dent 825-8009 Meeting/Activity Information, Second Friday, 9 AM, Social Hall/Navajo Thu., June 16 In planning stages. No meetings in July and August Sun., Sept. 18 Ice Cream Social, 2 PM, Catalina Vista Mon.,-Thu., Oct. 24-27 Bus trip to Las Vagas, NV. Four days and 3 nights at the remodeled Tropicana Hotel. $425 pp double. $100 deposit refundable until 8/31/2011. Includes two side trips, free show and several meals. Democratic Club Pres. Ben Love 825-8064, firstname.lastname@example.org: VP Ursula Jarvis 825-8461 www.26dems.blogspot.com
The Democratic Club will publish newsletters to keep in contact with members until the next scheduled meeting Saturday, October 8, 1 PM, Social Hall. The board will meet Wednesday, September 21, 1 PM, Social Hall/ Navajo. Dinner ’N Show Gay Russell 825-5763; Membership, Julie Balogh 818-1046 First Monday, 7:15 PM, Auditorium
All are welcome to join us for our monthly meetings. Bring your checkbook to the meeting, we prefer not to take cash.
Dinner ‘N Show Current schedule: Sun., May 1 Blue Man Group, Centennial Hall, Dessert. Bus, show, dessert, $60. Bus leaves at 5:30 PM. Kathy Garver, 3449725. Sat., May 21 Never Too Late, Hale Center, Gilbert. Lunch at Cadillac Chaparral. Bus, lunch, show, $59. Bus leaves at 10:45 AM. Marcia Polley, 818-9073. Fri., June 10 Taking Steps, Live Theater Workshop, Dessert at Something Sweet. Bus, show, dessert. $44. Rachel Quigley, 825-4034.
Note: Buses leave on time behind the Vistoso Center. Time posted is when the bus leaves the parking lot. Discussions Groups Great Decisions Jim Huffer 825-8743 Second and fourth Wednesdays, 11:30 AM, September-May, Social Hall/Navajo
We meet May 11 and 25. May 11 the video, from the Foreign Policy Association, is “Global Governance”. On May 25 the video is “Restoring The Republic” featuring Chuck Baldwin who ran in 2008 as the Constitution Party’s presidential candidate. Baldwin breaks down the left-right paradigm and how the globalists are in control of both major political parties. Baldwin also discusses solutions and actions the American people can take to reverse the new world order’s criminal agenda and restore our Republic. In the fall series of meetings, Jim Huffer will present topics that complement and correlate with those presented in our briefing book from the Foreign Policy Association.
Dog Club—Fido’s Friends Pres. Pres. Alex Bissett 825-7763 Membership Joan Eddy 825-8630 Third Thursday, January - March, TBA
The mission of Fido’s Friends Dog Club is to maintain a safe, healthy, off-leash park for the dogs of Sun City Vistoso. Yearly membership dues $10, plus a one-time $10 key deposit. After joining the club, you will be welcome to take your dog to the park as often and for as long as you like. A quick reminder about personal medications and dogs; if you drop a pill on the floor, look for it until you find it so your dog doesn’t find it and eat it. Human medications sickened more pets in this country last year than any other toxin. This is the third consecutive year that human meds have topped the ASPCA list of toxins which includes over-the-counter meds such as ibuprofen and acetaminophen.
Energetic Exercise Karen Caldwell 825-5231 Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 8:25-9:30 AM, Auditorium
May day! May day! Your body is sending out an SOS for fitness! Come to our classes for a vigorous and beneficial aerobic and cardio workout. Professional instructor Sally Martinez provides a variety of sessions to keep those muscles strong, joints limber and body flexible and happy. New members are always warmly welcomed–men and women! Your get-acquainted class is free. Current members: Please pay your annual $3 dues before leaving for the summer. Class tickets are a bargain: Only $30 for 12 classes. Euchre Jack and Barb Matthies 825-4891 (October-May) Jack and Maria Welch 396-1205 (May-October) Mondays, meet 5:45 PM, play 6 PM, Catalina Vista
Looking for a fast-paced game? Come play euchre. It’s similar to pinochle but simpler, more exciting and more fun. Euchre is easy to learn but not always easy to win. Play with a new partner every eight hands for only 50¢/night. All levels of players are welcome.
Vistoso Native American Flute Circle Peggy Webb 825-2731 Information Ed Pendrys 825-7151 No meetings until October
Photo from our last Flute Circle meeting of the season. From left to right are: Patty Whitley, President, Peggy Webb, Thora Vervoren and Don Marier. Photo by Ed Pendrys. Sun City Vistoso Tipster, May 2011
Financial Strategies Jim Huffer 825-8743 First and third Tuesdays, 9 AM, Social Hall/Hopi
We meet May 3 and 17 in an informal open session to discuss a potpourri of topics, beginning with a discussion of recent market action and trends. We bring our own investment ideas to the meeting and research them together, using one of the commercially available programs. Our guest speaker May 3 will be Robert Kahl CFA, CPA, MBA of Sabino Investment Management, L.L.C. with assets under management currently exceeding $34 million.
Garden Club Pres. Vicki Gushwa 825-2413 Meeting second Wednesday, 1:30 PM, Catalina Vista/Pima
Officers for 2011-2012 are Pres., Vicki Gushwa; VP Elaine Deeter; Sec., Norma Martin and Treas., Bonnie Pearson. Have a happy, healthy summer and look forward to seeing everyone at our October meeting. Gardening Tip: Finish the planting of cacti and succulents. Place shade cloth over newly planted cacti and succulents to avoid sunburn. Continue to increase watering and irrigation, especially for plants in containers. Fertilize citrus, fruit trees and roses.
Genealogy Club Pres. Norma Schellberg 818-2514 Program Chair Evelyn Thomson 825-7435 Ancestral Research Barbara Krecklow 825-4695 October-May, Second Tuesday, 1 PM, Social Hall/Navajo www.scvgs.org
Join us May 10, for our last meeting of this club year. The speaker will be our President, Norma Schellberg whose topic is “Writing and Publishing Your Family History.” She will discuss the process she went through to write and publish her book about her dad’s life. Come hear several hints on various ways we can document our own families’ stories to pass on to our descendants, so that all of our genealogy research work will not be lost. If you have not paid your dues for the calendar year 2011, please send them to Treasurer Cleo Wolf, at 2263 E. Cargondera Canyon Dr. or left in her drawer in the Genealogy Research Room/Vistoso Center. $15 pp, $25/cpl.
Gourmet Club Pres. Rose Young 818-0989; VP/Membership Joanne McPherson 825-0097; VP/Communications Hal Cutcher 825-2489; Sec. Judy Hood 818-2281, Treas., Lori Covey 638-6571
Do you enjoy meeting new people, trying out recipes and eating good food? Then, please consider joining the SCV Gourmet Club. The club’s year runs from November through April. The themes for the meals this year were Holiday Brunch, German, Argentina Bar B Q, and Mardi Gras. Our year ended April 16, with an Old Fashioned Picnic on the Social Hall Patio.
The Gun Club is for people who have an interest in learning about guns, shooting, personal protection and firearm safety. In fact, you do not even need to own a gun or have any experience with firearms to come to Gun Club meetings. We especially invite women, who are interested in learning about firearms safety and self-protection with or without a gun, to attend. People are frequently interested in learning the laws and regulations about carrying a gun, and what is required to obtain an Arizona Concealed Weapons Permit. Club Members are encouraged to bring any new or interesting guns/accessories to the meeting for people to see or any guns they want to sell/trade. For safety, any gun brought to the meeting must be unloaded and have a trigger lock or plastic strip lock. At some meetings we have guest speakers from law enforcement or other gun related organizations. You are invited to come to a meeting and see if our club activities would interest you. Club members often shoot on Thursday afternoons (Oct.-May) and Thursday mornings (June-Sept.) at Pima Pistol Range. Hand and Foot Bonnie Arneson 229-1084 Sundays, 1:30 PM, Desert Oasis
Come join us for a fun afternoon of Hand and Foot. If you have never played, it is very similar to Canasta and easy to learn. Please bring three quarters and be able to stay until 4 PM. You may play one time before joining. One time dues are $5. Havurah
Gin Rummy George Riley 818-0877 Mondays, 6:30 PM, Desert Oasis/Aztec Thursday and Saturdays 9 AM, Desert Oasis/Aztec Gin Rummy Party second Sunday each month, 1-5:30 PM, Catalina Vista/Pima
We play team games by drawing cards for partners with no choice of teammates or tables. May 22 party, card play begins at 1 PM and potluck dinner starts at 4 PM. There are no dues or fees for this club. Games are comparatively low stakes. Call George or Bev Riley.
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Gun Club Pres. Warren Cuthbert 818-1282, VP Kermit Brindle 825-2426, email@example.com Meeting Second Wednesday, October-May, 2 PM, Social Hall/Navajo Club does not meet June-September
Pres. Letty Margolis 577-3413 Corresponding Sec. Reva Knapp 825-0777 Third Monday, 7 PM Catalina Vista http://www.suncity-vistoso.com/clubs/havurah/
May 16, we will meet for our annual election of officers and ice cream social. Please join us for this event. We will be enjoying the evening with ice cream and our usual sweet table, so remember to bring donations for the Catalina Food Bank. This time of year, their inventory is depleted. Non-perishable food, paper goods, toiletries, etc. are always needed. The Havurah website, noted above, has information about all Havurah activities as well as events planned
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for the coming year. Our website gives a complete picture of one of the most active groups in the community. Havurah welcomes anyone interested in Jewish culture. Hiking Club Contact Dave Fraser at 818-2434, or firstname.lastname@example.org for New Member Orientation Hike information. www.vistosohikes.org
We had a great speaker at our annual meeting. Geologist Robert Scarborough spoke about the geological characteristics found in our area and on favorite hiking trails. Our club now has 283 members who have hiked over 331,183 miles. Quite an accomplishment for a bunch of seniors! A new slate of officers was unanimously approved by the membership. Pres., Terry McFadden; VP, Max Haegele; Sec., Terrie Juba; Treas., Nick Antrobus; Chief Guide, Ginny Williams. Millie Sparling has taken over the Newsletter and Hike Database from Dale Knudson. Thank you, Dale, for your many years of doing the job. Thanks also to George Allen for his work as Treasurer this past year. Our President, Terry McFadden reviewed the accomplishments and changes our club as achieved this past year. After the business meeting, everyone enjoyed good food and visiting with each other.
Horseshoes Jack Howatt 825-1583, Ray Coleman 825-2789, Ron Knudson 825-9307 Tuesdays, Thursdays, 2 PM, Catalina Vista
ILR - Institute of Learning in Retirement Pres. Jane Arndorfer, email@example.com VP Lei Bammel, firstname.lastname@example.org Curriculum: Sharyn Rafieyan, email@example.com Registration: Milt Damlich, firstname.lastname@example.org Samplers and Short Subjects: Wendy Baumann, email@example.com Rowena Hardinger, firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://SunCityILR.com
Posted on the national ILR newsletter: “I had a lovely comment from someone in class today, ‘Thank God for the ILR movement.’ He was one of the happy people, in a class of 72, who had just been reading Stephen Prothero’s book, God is NOT one. Our ILR at Sun City Vistoso, Oro Valley, Arizona, has been incredibly successful. We started eight years ago with 70 members. We now have almost seven hundred on our rolls, with fourteen classes or more each semester and a Thursday afternoon Sampler session that sometimes draws 180 people.” “And personally, the whole program has been a lifesaver. I was a retired academic, who had a lot of questions desperately needing discussion. After participating in the ILR at the UofA, it dawned on me that, with the acquisition of a new building in our retirement community, a very good classroom or two would be available. We have absolutely blossomed in the intervening years!” Gene Bammel See the ILR website for class information. The next enrollment is August 22-September 16.
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Investment Club — VIP Dick Cook 825-9302 First Monday, 12:30 PM, Vistoso Center/Apache Website: vistosoVIP.blogspot.com Japanese Flower Arranging Club Donald Marier 825-4878 email@example.com Doris Oliver 818-1512 firstname.lastname@example.org Second and fourth Mondays, 2-4 PM, Catalina Vista/Pima
Are you interested in making creative arrangements using flowers and branch materials? Attend any class session for an introduction to the Japanese style of flower arranging. Classes are led by Donald Marier and Doris Oliver, both certified teachers. Karate Club Pres. Fred Hargrave 825-1779 Classes: Wednesdays, 9 AM-Noon, Social Hall/Dance Studio
You too can join us. Improve your balance, strength, flexibility, memory and gain confidence. We study traditional Okinawan ShitoRyu Karate tailored to your physical condition, needs and desires. We also learn modern self protection techniques and theory. These are the same techniques that are taught to the police and the military. We simply modify them for seniors. No one gets hurt in our class. Did you know that fewer injuries are reported among martial artists than among golfers? Phone: Instructor Paul Lauff 548-5725, President Fred Hargrave or stop by the Dance Studio.
Mah Jongg Pres. Barbara Harding 818-1696; Sec. Sonny Kaye 825-8546 Thursdays, 1 PM, Desert Oasis/Zuni Business meeting, first Thursday
The winners of the club’s annual tournament, announced at our spring luncheon, were: First, Joyce Unger; Second, Eileen Sevy; Third, Ruth Damlich. A special Consolation Prize was awarded to Harriet Rosenstein. We’ve started playing with the 2011 league card. It is challenging, interesting and fun whether or not you make a hand. All players are in the learning mode with the new hands. The best way to learn the card and sharpen your skills is to play often. Are you curious about Mah Jongg or new to our community? Have you heard about Mah Jongg and have no idea what it’s all about, stop by to watch us play.
Mexican Train Dominoes Pres. Jean Azzarello 825-6711; Sec. Gay Russell 825-5763 Membership Doris Dent 825-8009 Second and fourth Saturdays, 6 PM, Catalina Vista
What a feast we had for our spring pot luck. Just an example of how much fun we have at Mexican Train Dominoes. Try us out by playing with us, May 14 and 28. If you don’t know how to play, we will gladly teach you! Enjoy a fun game and refreshments with friends and neighbors and maybe meet new friends. Knowledge of the game isn’t necessary, we’ll gladly teach you. Dues $7 pp for the year and $1 pp for the evening for nonmembers. Come try us out, join the club, enjoy the game and refreshments all year.
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Modelers Club Pres. Dave Sarther 825-3767, email@example.com Second Friday, 8 AM, Catalina Vista/Pima
We meet on Friday, May 13, 8 AM for coffee and donuts with the business meeting at 9 AM. The Modelers Club is a group that enjoys building, collecting and talking about all kinds of models from RC planes, boats, trains, cars and almost anything worth building or collecting. Bring yourself, a neighbor, a guest and a favorite project or model you are working on or have completed. After our regular business meeting we continue with the actual hands modeling portion of the meeting through lunchtime. We encourage members to present modeling projects they are working on and demonstrate their modeling techniques to fellow modelers during the hands on portion of our gatherings. At the end of the business meeting we have show and tell. We periodically have guest speakers and take field trips. Everyone is welcome. Natural Health and Wellness Club Ester Luetenberg 818-0016 firstname.lastname@example.org Third Wednesdays, 3-4:30 PM, Catalina Vista/Pima
Join us to discuss and share natural approaches to health and wellness. Annual dues $5 pp. Kathy Kuser is our speaker May 18. She is a life coach and wellness practitioner. Kathy specializes in coaching people through life transitions, with the belief that the aging process is an asset, not a detriment to finding fulfilment in life. She will present a program entitled “What makes you come alive?” You’ll learn what life coaching is, and how it can contribute to overall health and well-being. Come, and bring a friend. Women’s Pan (Panguingue) Ena Mindel 818-7780 Mondays, Fridays, 1-4 PM, Desert Oasis Wednesdays, 9 AM-1 PM, Desert Oasis
Pan (Panguingue) is a fun and interesting card game. Stop in to watch us play at any session. If you like what you see, we’ll teach you to play. Call Ena.
Vistoso Photo Workshop Club David Smoler 818-7880, email@example.com First Wednesdays, October-April http://www.suncity-vistoso.com/clubs/photoworkshop/
The Vistoso Photo Workshop Club emphasizes education and the sharing of experience in both photographic composition and technical skill. All sessions offer a wide range of techniques that can be applied regardless of equipment and skill level. The Photo Workshop “goes dark” May through September. Please join us for the first meeting of the new season October 5, 6:30 PM, Social Hall/Hopi. Visit our web page for notes from previous sessions and announcements; http://www.suncity-vistoso.com/ clubs/photoworkshop/ Please email us your images to share at the next meeting, or bring a print, thumb-drive or CD to the meeting. Tell us how and where you shot and processed them. This is not a competition. There are no fees or dues. For technical details or to be included in our emails, please contact david.of.oro@ gmail.com.
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Vistoso Photo Club Pat Mulligan 825-9977 Meeting second and fourth Wednesday, 6:30 PM, Catalina Vista http://www.suncity-vistoso.com/clubs/photoclub/
The Vistoso photo Club has photo competitions, exhibitions, guest speakers, instructional programs, computer assistance and field trips. Activities in May are:
Sunday, May 1, 10 AM Join with the Art League Theme Show to hang pictures of “Flower(s)” in the Workshop in Photo Lab. Photo by Dick Rabun Social Hall. Wednesday, May 13, 5 PM End of the year annual awards and party. The monthly winners during the fiscal year are judged by a three judge panel of professional photographers for the annual awards.
Winners in March were: Intermediate: Bob Jennette, Eileen Sevy, Joan Kelly, Larry Youse. Advanced; Fran Kautsky, Evelyn Richards, and Clare Scarpulla. Master: Milo Loeffler, Paul Pomeroy, John O’Hagan, Laura Hackenbrock, Ron Watkins. Check out our website (see our header for the address) for details and pictures. Come join us. Pickleball Club Pres. Ted Hood 818-2281, Sec. Judy Cornelius 818-6610, Tres. Jack Welch 395-1205 Open play 7-11 AM daily. Monday-Saturday 3-5 PM scvpickleball.ning.com
We welcome all new members and want to remind you that we offer lessons. It is a great way to learn the game and the safety aspects of play. Contact Ginny Phillippi 825-0648. A committee has been set up to determine the rules of play during “open time” to make play the best experience for everyone. Recommendations will be forwarded to the pickleball board to adopt for the benefit of all players. Communications by the board will be via email to all listed club members. With the temperatures warming up, we remind everyone to keep hydrated. Now that there are lights on the courts, take advantage of cooler evening temperatures. For pickleballs, call Fran Pendrys 825-7151. For paddles, call Margie Golombek 825-2121. A big thank you goes out to the previous board and retiring members: Marge Allen, Don Piele, Sandy Kennedy and Carol Guibert. Pilates Barbara McNeill 825-0677 Mondays, 3 PM, Dance Studio; Thursdays, 1:30 PM, Dance Studio
For information, please contact Barbara McNeill.
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Pinochle Clarence and Doris Shaub 818-0762 Play Wednesdays, 6 PM, Desert Oasis/Zuni
Come join a fun group. We play single deck and rotate partners every four hands. Skills rusty? We’ll get you up to speed quickly. Bring 50¢ for your tally. The first Wednesday of each month is treat night. The third Wednesday is birthday night. Poker Ladies Poker J ane Habbershaw 825-2635 First and third Wednesday, 6:30 PM, Desert Oasis
This is a great way to socialize with other community members. All ladies are welcome to observe or play. Plan to have a good time. Unknown games are graciously taught to newcomers. Our club looks forward to seeing you.
Men’s Friday Poker George Rose 520-303-2019 firstname.lastname@example.org Fridays, 5:45-8:45 PM, Desert Oasis
Playing poker with your neighbors can be most enjoyable. We play high only in hand FiveDraw, Five Card Stud, Seven Card Stud, Omaha, Texas Hold’em and Iron Cross Criss Cross. No dues. Bring your own refreshments. The dealer will ante for all players, which gives him control of the game. The cards speak for themselves. Absolute requirements are to leave politics and religion at the front door and come with the intention of having three hours of enjoyable, no hassle, understandable poker. Men’s Poker Angelo Cammiso 825-5716 Tuesdays, Thursdays, 6-9:30 PM, Desert Oasis
The seasonal residents are leaving but poker continues. We play basic, easy to understand games and hand calls itself when laid down. All games are high-low, except Texas Hold’em which is high only. No wild card games and we allow only three raises per card. Come and play right away or observe for a night. Our goal is a friendly but competitive evening. Play either or both nights. Sun City Vistoso Quilters Carol Guibert 818-0441 email@example.com September-May Second and fourth Tuesdays, 1 PM, Desert Oasis/Aztec http://www.suncity-vistoso.com/clubs/thimblelenas/quilters.html
Racquetball Al Burdi 818-3516 Open Mixed Doubles: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 8-11 AM
We’ve had a fine season, but a few of us will be seeking cooler summer places. Our club picnic was delightful and again, we thank Mike and Suellen Pidone for hosting our event. We have a core group which will be here and will continue to play open ball regularly. Some start earlier, so come on over and join us. It will enhance your eye/hand/foot coordination and it’s good exercise.
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RV Club—Sundowners Vic Huxtable 548-2653 Website http://sundowners.ning.com Second Monday, 9 AM, October-May, Social Hall/Papago
A representative of San Javier Mexican Insurance Company spoke to the Sundowners this month on the important issues of travel to Mexico and the insurance requirements involved. A helpful question and answer session followed the presentation. BBQ potluck, campfires and a western singing group were enjoyed by our members in the beautiful Catalina State Park campground. The more intrepid members enjoyed hiking and communing with nature during the two day stint. As a new board takes over in May, special thanks were given to Mary Allen, Elaine Woods, Stan Shopa, Joyce Kraft, Don Piele, and President Vic Huxtable for their leadership and hard work. The Sundowners had a great season. Republican Club Pres.: Glenda McCormick 818-1051 VP: Patti Camp 818-1097 Website: www.scvrc1.org
The Republican Club will meet Tuesday, May 17, 3 PM, Auditorium. Our guest speakers will include Sen. Al Melvin and Rep. Terri Proud. Al and Terri will present the spring activities of the Arizona State Legislature. The club will be dark June-August and our first fall meeting will be Tuesday, September 20, 3 PM, Auditorium. St. Philip’s Support Group Kirk Kuykendall 825-1693, firstname.lastname@example.org
Our next meeting will be Saturday, November 12, Social Hall/Navajo. This will be a potluck dinner. Members will be contacted by phone in October regarding what foods are being brought. Beverages will be provided. A donation will be collected at the door.
Scrabble Bill Wallace 818-6747 Play Fridays, 1 PM, Desert Oasis/Zuni
Seniors for Kids Jean Sax 818-2410 First Thursday, 8 AM, Desert Oasis/Aztec
No meetings June, July and August. The summer contact for computer donations is Dick Butler 8254464. To donate bicycles for Wheels for Kids, contact Earl Cohen 818-2582. The raffle winners at the Courtyard sale of hand-crafted items were: Darla Eldredge, stuffed gorilla, Harry Dobiesz, a baby quilt; Judy Newton, a wooden crane. Congratulations. See you all in the fall when we are refreshed and ready to again sew and build toys for kids.
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Sewing—Thimblelenas Nancy Njaa 825-5486 Mondays-Fridays, 9 AM-Noon and 1-4 PM, Craft Complex/Sewing http://www.suncity-vistoso.com/clubs/Thimblelenas/
Monitors are so important to keep our room open for our members to sew. A special thanks goes to all who take their time to give back. Need orientation to use the machines? Training is Friday, May 20. Sign up at the message center in sewing room. Call Patty Phillips 591-6599. Thimblelenas is six groups of sewers: Senior for Kids; Sun City Vistoso Quilters; Casa Amigas; Machine Embroidery; Trauma Bears; Pet Beds. Join Thimblelenas and participate in as many groups as you wish. Casa Amigas Elizabeth Stewart 825-0963 Mondays and Thursdays, 9 AM-Noon, Craft Complex/Sewing http://www.suncity-vistoso.com/clubs/thimblelenas/CasaAmigas.html
who shares your interest in sewing, call Sally DeWald. Follow the new link in our website to get great free embroidery designs each month. See you in October. Pet Beds Leader Jan Bohe 825-9725 Tuesdays, 1-3 PM, Craft Complex/Sewing Room http://www.suncity-vistoso.com/clubs/thimblelenas/PetBeds.html
We are making pet beds for the Humane Society. By cutting up scraps of fabrics that otherwise would be thrown away, we sew sturdy pillow cases and stuff them with the scraps and polyester fiberfill. However, we do need more fabric scraps and polyester fiberfill. So if you are sewing, save the leftovers and bring them to the sewing room marked Pet Beds or call Jan Bohe for other arrangements. The fiberfill can be purchased at any fabric store or WalMart. We invite you to join us for a good time. In 2010 we sewed 209 pet beds, all washable and dryable. Trauma Teddies Bonnie Johnson 825-3874 October-April, Wednesdays, 1-3 PM, Craft Complex/Sewing http://www.suncity-vistoso.com/clubs/thimblelenas/teddies.html Sheepshead Pres. Bill Allen 825-3095 Tuesdays, 10 AM, Desert Oasis
Photo taken at fund raiser BBQ event on April 10, from left, Julie Balogh, Bill Finley, Director of Development and Community Relations from Casa De Los Ninos and Gay Russell.
April is Child Abuse Prevention month. To celebrate this event, we had our first BBQ event Sunday, April 10 that benefited Casa De Los Ninos, the temporary shelter for children. Through many donations and entertainment of CDO HS Jazz Ensemble, it was a huge success. The net proceeds were $2,153.54. Interested in volunteering with a wonderful group of ladies in an exciting atmosphere? This is the place for you. We are looking for a lady who would like to help us cut our fabric from our patterns to make children clothing. It can be done at the Sewing Room or in the convenience of your home. If you think this will be an outlet for you, kindly call Julie Balogh 818-1046 or just come to the Sewing Room Monday and Thursday mornings. We are accepting knitted and crocheted blankets for Catalina Resource Center. Machine Embroidery Sally DeWald 825-6731 Machine Embroidery Club has adjourned for the summer Website: www.suncity-vistoso.com/clubs/thimblelenas/MachEmb.html
As we adjourn for the summer, we’re encouraged to try new things and challenge ourselves with our embroidery sewing machines. For some of us, embroidery sewing is new, and now we have a new hobby. The Thimblelenas Viking Rose Embroidery Machine is available for use during the summer for anyone trained on the machine. If you have embroidery or technique questions, or would just like to get together with others Sun City Vistoso Tipster, Febraury 2011
The Sheepshead Club would like to invite you join us. Sheepshead is a midwestern card game that probably originated in Germany a long time ago. We play three, four and five handed versions, depending on attendance, with a 32 card deck. If you would like to learn to play or need your skills honed, we can teach you.
Show ‘N Share Barbara Richards 825-3635 Fridays, 9 AM-Noon, Catalina Vista/Tohono
Making beautiful greeting cards with stamps on colorful card stock or using silk or metallic thread to embroider patterns on cards is exciting. Try the Iris Fold for a new twist. Knitting baby blankets for charity with donated yarn with a friendly group of like-minded ladies will renew your knitting skills. So limber up your fingers and find out what you will need to begin. No fees. Silversmith and Lapidary Pres. Bob Peoples 818-3349 Hours: Monday-Thursday, 9 AM-4 PM, Friday-9 AM-Noon
We will wrap up our meetings for the season Monday, May 2, 3:30 PM. It has been a wonderful year filled with new students who became members. We will greatly miss our dedicated members, Tom Liston and Bert Scholz who have sold their long time homes to move back to be near their families. They have greatly contributed to our club over many years. Good luck and good health to them. Summer hours will begin Tuesday, May 3. We will be open every weekday morning until noon. Please visit us and come see our constantly changing items for sale in our window.
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Sun City Vistoso Singers Pres. Jim Macke 825-7056 Director Don Hess Rehearsals Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30 PM, Auditorium
Rehearsals are now underway for the Independence Day Celebration, featuring an American Folk Suite and songs by George M. Cohan and John Phillip Sousa. This is a free concert with open seating July 4, 2 PM, Auditorium. There will be a treat donated by Merrill Lynch for all to enjoy following the concert. Everyone is welcome to sing with the choir. No auditions, just a love of patriotic music and the joy of singing with others. Sun City Vistoso Singles Pres. Evelyn Thomson 825-7435; VP Al Piarowski 825-0654; Sec. Esther Dethman 825-9516; Treas. Lyle Ziegler 825-2545 Dinner Meetings, Second Thursday, 5:30 PM, Social Hall Happy Hour, Last Friday, 5:30 PM, Social Hall
Dinner is May 12. Catering by Culinary Design. After dinner we will listen to Jazz, presented by the 5-piece group Quantumnites. Happy Hour, May 27. A light meal will be provided.
Tickets $17 for dinner and $7 for Happy Hour Ticket sales Thursday, May 5, 10 AM-Noon Friday ,May 6, 1-2 PM.
Spanish Cultural Gary/Carolyn Lerch 818-3319
Photos taken at our last Spanish Cultural function for the season; our Cinco de Mayo Fiesta held in April to accommodate the folks that will be leaving soon for their summer travels. Our next meeting will not be until October. Hope to see you then.
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Stained/Fused Glass Club Steve Taillie, 825-8804, cell 869-2441 Wye Mace, 825-8738 (fused glass) Fusing, Sundays, 6-8 PM, Tuesdays, 9-11 AM, Craft Complex/Tumbleweed Stained Glass, Wednesdays, Thursdays, 1-4 PM, Craft Complex/Tumbleweed Open Studio, Tuesday-Sunday, 8 AM-5 PM, Craft Complex/Tumbleweed
Many thanks to Jack Mathwig who was also involved in teaching March’s leaded came class. We are offering a great opportunity for persons who want to learn the techniques of creating stained glass. Sign-up sheets will be available on the bulletin board in the Tumbleweed Room for the fall classes in beginners’ foiling and beginners’ leaded came. Attention all who will be leaving for the summer months. Please remove any unfinished projects from the studio. We cannot be responsible for them over the summer. Accidents do happen. Please find a place in your house to safely store your work-in-progress until you return. For those who stay here, this is the time to take advantage of the additional elbow room in our studio. Dig out that pattern you have wanted to try. Join us for some summer fun. The next general meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, July 6, 1 PM, Tumbleweed Room. Senior Olympics Swim Team Gordon Gillin 825-8261
We continue to be very proud of our team! On March 19 at the Green Valley Senior Olympic Championships, the last swim meet of our season, our seven swimmers won first place in the small team division. Collectively, they won 16 golds, four silvers and one bronze.
Individually, left to right, pictured above: Gordon Gillin, four golds; Bob Sartoris, Jerry Bushong, three silvers; Jean Hart, two golds, one bronze; Manny Zimmerman, three golds; Dave Goodman, three golds, one silver; and Joe Bolze, four golds. To celebrate after the meet, Joe and Sandie Bolze (pictured here) hosted a victory luncheon celebration at the Agave Restaurant at the Desert Diamond Casino. A great time was had by all. Our team will be inactive until December 2011, when we will begin workouts for the 2012 season. We will continue, however, to receive new swimmers on our team. Call Gordon Gillin to sign up for fun, competition and fitness.
Table Tennis Co-chairs: Les Berlot 818-6463; Bill McCarthy 825-8833 http://www.suncity-vistoso.com/clubs/tabletennis/
We have play at all levels of ability. The best times for new members is Saturdays, 10 AM. If you want to play any time with visitors or grandchildren, call the monitor at Catalina Vista 825-8613. If the room is free, they will set up a table for you. Paddles and balls are available. Table Tennis Hours of club play, Catalina Vista: Women Tue., 1:30-3:30 PM Men/Advanced Women Tue., Thu. 5-8 PM Men’s Recreational Wed., Fri. 4-6 PM Men/Advanced Women Thu. 5-8 PM Open Club Play Fri. 6-8 PM Clinic by Appointment Sat. 9-10 AM Open Club Play Sat. 10 AM-Noon Tennis Women, Lynne Newbauer 818-3516 Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 8-Noon Men, Jan Fritz 818-9683 Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, 8-Noon Mixed Doubles, Lue Satterfield 825-4709 Sundays, 7-9 PM
A good time was had by all 120 folks who attended the spring general meeting and social. Many thanks to all the people who helped prepare this party. Besides good food and drinks we were entertained by the SCV Strummers who did an excellent job of allowing us to sing along with some golden oldies. Keep in mind that our next big social function will be in November. Election of members to the board will take place then. Remember that with an increase in temperatures keeping hydrated is important. During hot summer weather, beginning in May, mixed doubles will be held Sunday evenings 7-9 PM. Many players will be heading to cooler climates. Have a great summer and we’ll look forward to seeing you at our fall mixed doubles social Sunday, November 6. Tapestry Rug Hooking Ann Feeney 818-0340 Thursdays, 9-11AM, Craft Complex/Ceramics
We are always happy to enroll new members or have residents interested in rug hooking come see us. Theatrical Club - SRO (Standing Room Only) Pres. Lynne Newbauer 818-3516 VP Joe Guenther 825-7703
Our first major production was very successful. Thanks to all who performed. Between the two mystery dinner performances and this show, we have funds to produce a really great show next time. Over the summer we will be brain storming the possibilities. Please email your ideas. Have a great summer, attend lots of summer theatre and we’ll meet again in November. Travelogue Jim Huffer 825-8743 Third Monday, 7:30 PM, September-May, Social Hall/Navajo
At our May 16 meeting, open to everyone, we will show “Let’s Go Dutch: sailing the lakes, rivers, and canals of the Netherlands” presented personally by Sun City Vistoso Tipster, Febraury 2011
Gordon McCall, Oro Valley resident. Windmills, waterways, dykes, sailing ships, pickled herring, tall/narrow houses, and tulips in the spring. Learn the history, culture and current issues and events of Amsterdam and the heart of this fascinating and lovely country. Also, don’t miss the spring tulip festival in the glorious Kukenhof Garden Park. Ukulele Club - Sun City Vistoso Strummers Bill Moeller 825-8695 Fridays, 11 AM Desert Oasis/Aztec http://www.suncity-vistoso.com/clubs/ukulele/
As some of the SCV Strummers begin to fly away for the summer, we are happy to announce that Bill Moeller has volunteered to lead the Summer Strummers remaining here. Call him 825-8695. New members are always welcome! This having been our first year, we want to thank all those involved with the club for their enthusiasm, support and eagerness to learn and improve their skills. A special thanks goes to secretary, Jackie Brown and treasurer, Betty Myers for their dedication and service. We look forward to continued community involvement and making music. Unit Parties Unit 15 is Planning a Potluck
Mark your calendars to attend Saturday, October 29, 4-7 PM, Catalina Vista. $5 pp and bring your choice of food. Look for details to come in a future Tipster for information. Want to be involved? Call Melba, 825-1396 or Charlotte, 818-1117 Wallyball and Water Volleyball President, Marlene Lawrence, 638-6536, email@example.com Vice-President, Bill Sarmir, 825-8815 Treasurer, Judy Rigby, 638-8800, firstname.lastname@example.org Wallyball: Tuesdays and Fridays, 1-3 PM, Sports Complex/Racquetball Court Volleyball: Sundays and Thursdays, 2-4 PM, Desert Oasis Pool
Woodcarvers Kaaren Drent 818-2343 Saturdays, 9 AM, Craft Complex/Lapidary
Have you ever tried to make something look really old that isn’t? Or create an authentic wormhole? It’s not easy, but carvers try. One person’s rust is another’s patina. Such efforts occur several times a week among friendly folks in the Lapidary Room, where there are tools, literature, lockers, a magnifying lamp, a motorized tool sharpener and desk-level forced air vents to control dust. There is always plenty of encouragement, advice and camaraderie at hand. Barkcarvers meet Tuesdays, Noon-3 PM; Thursdays, 9 AM-Noon. Woodcarvers meet Saturdays, 9 AM-Noon.
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Gourd Art John Shaw 825-1368 Fridays, 9 AM-Noon, Craft Complex/Lapidary
Monday club sessions will be discontinued beginning May 1 for the summer. Look for a notice to resume Monday sessions this fall.
Woodworkers Don Jovag 818-1078 Weekdays, 9 AM-4 PM, Craft Complex/Wood Shop http://www.suncity-vistoso.com/clubs/woodworkers/index.html
The last meeting of the season will be Wednesday, May 18, 1:30 PM, Desert Oasis/Aztec. This is the time of the year we always experience a shortage of monitors due to the exodus of seasonal residents. If you are presently a monitor and going to be here during the summer please consider signing up for additional duty. We hope to have the Woodshop remain open MondayFriday. Please call Don to schedule additional hours. Writers Club Adrian Korpel 818-0544 First Wednesday, Noon-2 PM, Catalina Vista Poets’ Corner Sharyn Rafieyan 825-6762 Mondays, 9:30-11:30 AM, Vistoso Center/Yaqui
“Ink runs from the corners of my mouth/There is no happiness like mine./I have been eating poetry.” The poet Mark Strand metaphorically reveals the pleasures of reading poetry, something those of us busily writing poems need to remember. Reading other people’s poems is, in a way, part of the whole creative process. Our weekly critiquing sessions are meant to produce more polished poems as a result of thoughtful suggestions and various perspectives. They may provoke a response that generates an answer poem or we may simply find renewed inspiration in the sharing of our work. Newcomers are always welcome. The Vistoso Center will be closed on Monday, May 25, so we may seek another location. We may decide to break for the summer or continue to meet less frequently. Check next month’s Tipster.
Yoga Pres. Jewel Prendeville 520-395-1356 Mondays, 8:30-10 AM, Social Hall/Papago; Tuesdays,10:30 AM-Noon, Vistoso Center/Apache Thursdays 7 PM, Social Hall/Dance Studio
Yoga classes will take a break for the summer. The last Tuesday yoga class will be May 24. Monday classes will continue until June 13. Thursday evening classes will continue until June 30. There will be no Thursday evening class May 12. All yoga classes will resume in September. Watch the Tipster for dates.
Leading Ladies of Literature - The Victorians
Thursday, May 5, 10 AM, Library Meeting Room, Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive. A discussion presented by Marion Doane on Leading Ladies of Literature - The Victorians. Topic: George Eliot (pen Sun City Vistoso Tipster, May 2011
name for Mary Ann Evans), a determined woman who was shunned for her views and behavior. Her books Middlemarch and The Mill on the Floss give prominence to strong heroines. Discussion of Barbara Kingsolver’s Lacuna
Mondays, May 2, 9 and 23, 10 AM, Library Program Room, Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive. Join Glenda Martin, a skilled book group facilitator, lead a three part discussion of Barbara Kingsolver’s “Lacuna”. Plan on attending all three sessions. Registration required, call 229-5300 to register.
Extended Community American Legion, Oro Valley Post 132
You are invited to become a member of the American Legion, Oro Valley Post 132. Join and help us make a difference in the lives of veterans in need, families of our deployed troops and our community. We meet at Catalina Elks Lodge, 16045 N. Oracle Rd. Next meeting Tuesday, May 24, 7 PM. Call Steve Asp 544-7882 or email email@example.com. Grief Support Group
A Grief Support Group, open to the community, meets Fridays, 9:30-11:30 AM, Canyon Del Oro Baptist Church, Room 7, 9200 N. Oracle Rd., Oro Valley. Accepting the fact of loss of a loved one is a big first step to take in the grief process. A support group offers a hand to hold as we discover hope, survival and new inner balance. Call 520-297-3900. NARFE Chapter 1874 Meeting
Chapter 1874 of National Active and Retired Federal Employees, will hold it’s May meeting Monday, May 16, lunch 11:30 AM, meeting Noon-1 PM, Home Town Buffet at River Rd and N. Oracle, $9.50 pp. Speaker will be Linda Hampton from the Marana Community Food Bank. Contact Valerie H. Davis 908-0774. OASIS Community Education for those Over Age 50
OASIS is offering over 100 courses at various Tucson locations from May-August 2011. Their website has all the information: www.oasisnet.org. Most of the courses are 1 to 4 days in length and cost $ 5 to $30 each. Plan for End of Life
What you and your family need to know to control, take responsibility for and minimize stress when facing the inevitable end. To be held Thursday, May 12, 1 PM, TMC Senior Services El Dorado Campus, 1400 N. Wilmot Rd., Tucson. Call Stew Grabel 790-0504. WACVA Palo Verde Chapter 87
The Women’s Army Corps Veterans Association will not be a Chapter #87 meeting in May due to the WAC Birthday party Saturday, May 7. Contact Kristine Grace at 743-0603. Welcome Club Northwest
We will hold our monthly luncheon for women new to NW Tucson within the last 5 years Thursday, May 5, 11 AM, Blue Fin Seafood Bistro, 7053 Oracle Rd., $23 pp. Program is introduction/installation of 2011-2012 Officers.
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FOR RENT: Enjoy our spacious 2 BD/2 BA home with magnificent mountain views. Recently furnished in Southwest style, our home is sparkling clean and has everything you need for a perfect getaway, including a separate office and complimentary WiFi. For photos and more details call Tom and Barbara (414) 445-0268 (Wisconsin). FOR RENT: 2011-2012 multi-month vacation home rental. Newly furnished with great mt. views. 2 BR/2BA, 2-car garage. Furnished covered patio and grill. Rental rates will be discounted for Sun City Vistoso families and friends. Rentals throughout the year or long term. Call Jo (Wisconsin) 262-886-9999 or 520-825-0232. Photos available via email. FOR RENT: Perhaps the best views in Sun City Vistoso! 1730 sq. ft. home, 2BR/2BA with large AZRM, LR. DR, FP. Custom features, granite counter tops, S/S appliances, beautiful, private oversized back patio, water feature, stunning views of mountains, city lights and sunsets! Tastefully furnished. Cable, Internet and utilities included. N/S. Available now through 2011. Call 520825-3145. FOR RENT Come enjoy the sun in this charming 2/BD 2/BA home located on a corner lot in Sun City Vistoso. Bright open floor plan, nicely appointed with ceramic tile throughout. Enjoy morning coffee in the screened-in back patio or sit on the front patio and enjoy the wonderful views of the mountains. You’ll enjoy using The Views Golf Course, tennis courts and much more. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 520-979-8572 for further information on availability and rates.
FOR RENT Spring in Sun City Vistoso is lovely. 2/BD, 2/BA fully furnished home. S/S appliances, 2 ½-car garage, covered private patio with grill, indoor laundry and more! N/S, N/P. Your home away from home. $1400 per month. Call Bob 520-825-0097 or jmcphers2@ comcast.net. FOR RENT: Mariposa plan 1,200 sq. ft. 2BR/2BA furnished home on Tradewinds Way. Beautifully furnished, saltillo tile floors, 2 queen beds. All utilities included: WiFi, cable, local phone. Available June 2011 through October 2011. Monthly preferred, consider weekly off season. Long term special rates. Call Dianne 520-575-0039. FOR RENT: 2 BR/2BA freshly painted and decorated fully furnished Crescent model. LR, DR, large patio with mountain views and beautiful yard. Fully equipped kitchen, all linens and amenities including WIFI and HDTV. Available through October, 2011, $1100/mo. Two week minimum. N/S. Call 825-4640 or 303-4081983 for more info and pictures. PINETOP CONDO FOR RENT: Sports Village IV. Quiet upstairs unit. N/S Large 3 BR, 2BA, WD, 2 TVs, with covered private deck with great view of the pines. Beautifully furnished, fully equipped. Short walk to tennis, pickleball, golf and clubhouse with restaurant. Available July and August. $1800 per month. May special four nights, five days $500. Call Marianne 825-4718. FOR RENT: Pinetop, AZ townhouse in Mountain Pines Estates off of Buck Springs. Fully furnished 3BR, 3BA, W/D, gas fireplace, BBQ, attached garage. Avail Jul, Aug, Sep. N/S, N/P. $2300/mo. Lucia Vannoy 229-8733. FOR RENT/LEASE: Beautifully refurnished 2BD/2BA SCV home. Fully furnished, large landscaped lot, 2 covered patios. Bright open kitchen with all appliances. Gas fireplace, 2-car garage. Close to community center. Super amenities in a resort setting. Available from May 2011. Call Dan 520-744-0881. 14330 N. Rusty Gate Trail.
2 Adorable Lhasa Apso’s Ready for Adoption
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5 year old Savannah and 3 year old Georgia are sisters and must stay together. We are looking for our forever home. We are indoor dogs, enjoy toys and treats and require plenty of love and attention.
ADOPTIVE PARENT REQUIREMENTS:
1. Must not leave us home alone during the day. 2. Retired person or couple preferred for our new home. 3. New parents will be interviewed and the new home inspected. 4. Visitation rights will be required until our present mother is satisfied that all is well.
Please call Marianne at 520-440-9538
May 2011, Sun City Vistoso Tipster
• 1499 SF •1375 SF • Updated Kitchen • Remodeled Kitchen • Pristine Home • Great price • MLS#21032886 • MLS #21020144 6640 N. Oracle Rd., Suite 130, Tucson, AZ 85704
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Walk-ins always welcome 1171 E. Rancho Vistoso Blvd., Suite #113
470 W. Roger Road, #108 Tucson, AZ 85705
Free In-Home Estimates Free Installation We Do Repairs
790-6180 ROC 218701
CLEERE LAW OFFICES A Professional Corporation
Robert F. Cleere, L.L.B.
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Planning ahead to protect yourself, your loved ones and your property • Estate Planning • Probate • Elder Law • Trusts & Wills • Trust Administration
Free Initial Consultation (520) 219-9733 www.CleereLaw.net 10445 N. Oracle Road, Suite 141, Oro Valley, AZ 85737
HandyMan & Home Repair
Honest • Dependable 25 years Experience Specializing in home painting and all phases in construction No job to small Senior Discount
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While You Are Away Service Carol Foster
520-982-1208 TucsonCarol@msn.com www.iwatchhouses.com
Indoor & Outdoor Caretaking with A Personal Touch Licensed, Bonded and Insured
Listed with Your Consumer Referral Service
Flash | 520-891-0606 Residential & Commercial Licensed & Bonded
Do you have family or friends visiting? Our spacious 1, 2, or 3 bedroom villas are the perfect home away.
For reservations call
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Thank you for your continued support. Irrigation Man I am now celebrating 17 years of serving the real estate needs for the community of Sun City Vistoso.
Keith Demand Call for a with repairs • 30 yearsme experience Free Market •Analysis onAvailable your home Referrals
• I stand behind my work Don’t forget to refer me to your Sun City Vistoso friends and(520) neighbors. 490-3930 Joan Hull Not licensed
What do you need to ship?
MAIL WELL SHIPPING
15270 N. Oracle Rd., Suite 124
The Finest In Custom Painting & Preparation Interior & Exterior
• Custom Color Match • Faux Finishes • Texture • Kool-decks • Roof Coatings • Popcorn Removal • Power Wash Free Estimates We’ll beat any writtern estimates • Drywall Repair • Accent Walls
(NE corner of Basha’s at Golder Ranch Rd.)
818-0660 Authorized ship center for:
DOMESTIC • INTERNATIONAL • GROUND • AIR Mail Box Rentals • Packing • Picture Framing • Knife Sharpening
1 Off any shipment of $15 or more 5 Off any shipment of $45 or more
Sharpen 2 knives get a 3rd sharpened for 1/2 price
Not a licensed contractor by choice.
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2 Off any shipment of $25 or more
(Not to be combined with any other offer)
Any Framing Order Over $25
You Can Choose Your ER PRIC
Life Style...Sun City ViStoSo
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14382 N. Spanish Garden Ln.
$175,000 14145 N. Dawn Ridge Way
$233,000 13960 N. Desert Butte Dr.
$239,000 14370 N. Rusty Gate
BETTY J. WHITE Associate Broker
$200,000 14021 N. Desert Butte Dr.
$299,900 14391 N. Alamo Canyon Dr. E PRIC
998 E. Boulder Pass
$225,900 930 E. Seven Palms Dr.
Your Sun City Vistoso Specialist
15883 N. Oracle Rd., Suite 155, Direct: 520-275-6654, FAX: 520-825-6525 email@example.com
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Suncrest Remodeling & Restoration
Arizona Licensed Contractor Over 25 Years Experience
Phone 520-247-3216 FAX 520-742-4727
ACCURATE ENTRY BOOKKEEPING LLC Affordable Home/Business Services Organize, Budget, Balance
Licensed/Insured References Available firstname.lastname@example.org
Carpentry Electrical Drywall ROC 191660 Plumbing, Etc. Water Heater Replacement Complete Handyman Services
On the SCV Consumer Referral List
Handyman Services Inc. Home Repairs / Free Estimates On the Sun City Vistoso Consumer Referral List
Oro Valley Coatings, LLC Bonus r fo Reward rrals fe e R b o J
Exterior h Interior Painting Property Value Enhancement
Spring Special - Exterior $1,690 Call for details.
On the Sun City Vistoso Approved Vendor List u Various
Home Repairs Repairs u Roof Repair & Coating u Wallpaper Removal u Popcorn Removal
u Texture u Concrete
Coating u Concrete Staining
Free Estimates u No
Money Down Until Job Completed
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ROC #265578 Licensed, Bonded, Insured
New Cabinets & Refacing Solutions In Home Consultation Computerized Kitchen Design Project Management On the Sun City Vistoso Consumer Referral List 7780 N. Oracle Rd., Tucson, AZ
50 Perm & Style
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Includes Cut with this coupon (long hair - extra)
Lizâ€™s Hair Emporium
Formerly at Cost Cutters
16701 N. Oracle Rd. Catalina, AZ
ABLE-BODY PAINTING, INC.
Thanks to Sun City Vistoso for your Continued Support Not OUR client... Farmers Insurance of Catalina will offer a great Sun City Vistoso Discount! Call for details...
Licensed Bonded Insured BBB member a All work warranted a Will match resonable bid from licensed painter using premium paint. a a
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Registered with your Consumer Referral at Sun City
400-1591 or 465-6840 ROC 160023
Sandy’s Window Cleaning Residential & Commercial • Free
Ask about ceiling fans, light fixtures and mirrors We have many Sun City Vistoso references Jack Campanella Owner/Operator
520-818-6474 We are Licensed Cell 520-256-9043 L & M Custom Painting Inc. Quality, Value and Service at its Best Interior • Exterior Custom Painting Experts
Special Economy Pricing $ 1,495
• 5 year warranty/premium paint • No money Down
Every job starts and finishes with management present.
On the Sun City Vistoso Consumer Referral List
991-9933 Leo Martinez
Licensed • Bonded • Insured We accept all major credit cards
Oro Valley’s Handyman
Mother’s Day, May 8 Mimosa Brunch 10 am to 1 pm $ 18.99
Live Country Music
Friday & Saturday, 8 PM-12
Lobster Tail & Petite Fillet
Carpentry, plumbing, electrical, windows & doors, ceiling fans, lighting, shower doors & grab bars, pet doors, and much more. REFERENCES AVAILABLE INSURED
Served all day $ 99
German Weekend May 13, 14 & 15
Let us cater your event or use our banquet facilities for your parties!
of $25 305 E. American Ave. $5 Off The Purchase or more Must present coupon, one coupon per table Oracle, AZ please, cannot combined with any other offer.
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440-1453 Not a licensed contractor by choice
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Bonnie Frederics President (520) 544-0838 or (520) 661-1228
Professional - Experienced Successful Results
email@example.com No out of pocket expenses - Commission based Visit our website: www.azestatesales.net
F&S Home Services No job too small or too big
Master Craftsman Home Repair, Remodeling & Restoration Painting, Plumbing, Drywall (520)-861-2657 Electrical, Concrete & Tile
You’ve always said you wouldn’t be caught dead in that dress.
You’d better tell them now. Stephanie’s Kitty Sitting Services 520-825-1932 or 520-405-2992 (cell) E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Specialized Care for your kitty/home while you’re away Will administer insulin for diabetic kitties. Will also check on homes in the summer.
Sun City Vistoso Resident Member Pet Sitters International (PSI) Licensed - Bonded - Insured
2285 E. Rancho Vistoso Blvd. Oro Valley
vistosofuneralhome.com Family Owned and Operated
Preplanning takes care of all the decisions so your family doesn’t have to.
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Bob & Jackie Cahoon 490-3633 444-5937 #1 in Sales and Listings in Sun City Vistoso since 2004 Top 3% Tucson Realtors SCV Residents Living Trusts • Wills • Estate Planning • Estates Settled • Contracts-Leases Personal Injury • Powers of Attorney-Living Wills Guardianship-Conservatorships • Divorce-Marital Agreements Corporations • LLCs Serving Northwest Tucson since 1976
Located in Sun City Vistoso
1171 E. Rancho Vistoso Blvd. #103
Make Your Home Look New Again! Free Estimates and Consultation
Southern Arizona Painting
Any Interior Paint Job of $750 or More
150 off With this Ad.
• Residential • Interior • Home Associations • Commercial • Exterior • Color Consultation •Licensed •Bonded •Insured ROC 269797
Any Exterior Paint Job of $1000 or More
200 off With this Ad.
Modern Technology - Old World Quality
Local, Family Owned & Operated for 35 Years
“We Are Your Resource For All Residential Garage Door Repairs”
Fast & Friendly • Same Day Service •All Prices Up Front • No Hidden Costs
For Affordable Parts or Repair Call www.bigbeargaragedoors.com Paid Advertising, Sun City Vistoso Tipster, May 2011, Page 41
Wednesday, May 25 4:30-6:30 PM
Endless Pasta Night
Your choice of the following: Marinara sauce and pasta, meatballs and pasta, hot Italian sausage and pasta or white clam sauce and linguine. The above entree’s include Caesar salad and bread sticks.
• Gratuity will not be added to the dinner, so please tip your server accordingly. • Coupons and discounts offers are not valid for dinners • Dinners do not include beverages or dessert. • No reservations needed. • No to-go boxes.
1555 E. Rancho Vistoso Blvd.
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Mauricio Rivas Painting & Repairs Dry Wall Repair, Texture & Acoustics Interior & Exterior Painting Acoustic Removal Roof Coating Quality Work Irrigation Patios Complete Landscaping Hauling
Not a licensed contractor
YOUR HOME HANDYMAN • HOT WATER CIRCULATING PUMPS INSTALLED • ELECTRICAL and PLUMBING SERVICE, MODIFICATION & REPAIR • LANDSCAPE LIGHTING & IRRIGATION INSTALLATION & REPAIR • CEILING FAN INSTALLATION • MAILBOX and LAMP POST PAINTING & REPAIR • GENERAL HANDYMAN TASKS PLUS MUCH, MUCH MORE Call Fritz Knauf for Emergency Repairs and Free Cost Estimates A Sun City Resident
544-5622 or 661-8096 email@example.com
NO CONTRACTOR LICENSE REQUIRED
BERWICK-HIMES INSURANCE SERVICES, L.L.C. AUTO HOME COMMERCIAL HEALTH LIFE
Cindy K. Arrebollo Agent
15770 N. Oracle Rd., Suite HI Tucson, AZ 85739
Office 520-790-7788 Fax 520-818-1341 Paid Advertising, Sun City Vistoso Tipster, May 2011, Page 43
We both live in Sun CityVistoso because it’s the best!
14720 N. Desert Rock Drive 1029 E. Rising Sun Dr. 14660 N. Desert Rock Dr.. $ $ $ 345,000 237,900 365,000 2141 Sq. Ft. MLS# 21106332 1524 Sq. Ft. MLS# 21109623 2129 Sq. Ft. MLS# 21110020 SOLD
Steve Mooneyham 520-275-1816
See our other ad on page 22 for more homes for sale SOL
983 E. Boulder Pass Dr. $229,000 1681 Sq. Ft. MLS# 21039989
1841 E. Anza Way 14453 N. Spanish Garden Lane $ $ 239,900 169,500 1714 Sq. Ft. MLS# 21037370 1308 Sq. Ft. MLS# 21106333
14635 N. Del Webb Cheyenne Model $259,000
1432 E. Mule Train Dr. Expanded Silver Creek $299,900
Associate Broker, ABR, GRI
2020 E. Bighorn Mt. Unique Model $349,000
See Every Home Listed For Sale in Sun City Vistoso!
520-270-5067 520-825-4321 Where the experts are!
Maryellen Haddock GRI 520-818-8433
Associate Broker ASR, CHMS
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(Website is updated twice daily.)
Judy Hale•Realtor•Sun City Resident
Licensed since 1992
11941 N. 1st Ave., Suite 171 (SW Corner of Tangerine and 1st Avenue) Oro Valley, AZ 85737
This Cresent model offers Catalina Mt. views, terrific landscaping with a waterfall in the backyard and glorious flowers and shurbs front and back. Light, bright and cheerful. MLS# 21037464 $229,000 An exceptional home in Sun City Vistoso. Almost 1,800 sq. ft. of beautiful living! This Pacifica model has been tastefully updated. With room for a golf cart in the garage. MLS# 21037466 $215,000 You must see this delightful Sun City Vistoso home! Located where the views just never stop. 2bd, 2ba, over 1500 sq ft, mostly tile, new window treatments. $199,900 #MLS 21107067
KATHY & RICHARD HARVEY KATHY &Sun RICHARD HARVEY City Residents ABR, CRS, GRI, Associate Brokers
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Charming, updated home with Mariposa model with views! area northeast patio,wonderful borders common