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

Tipster September 2018

BOD Meeting Tuesday September 25, 9 AM, WC3

Attend the SCOV Annual Arts & Crafts Festival Saturday, October 6 9 AM - 3 PM, Activity Center

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

Board of Directors

Email address for BOD members, GM & Assistant Manager:

John Wilson, Meade Davis, President Joy Huxtable, Tim Kelley, Debra Arrett, Director Lou Gard, Director Ted Hood, Director Management Team (area code 520) Mark Wade, General Manager, 917-8080 Robin Coulter, ......Assistant General Manager, 917-8070 Mary Cunningham, Area Maint. Supt., 917-8059 Aalt Brouwer, Food & Beverage Director, 917-8074 Michael Kropf, Course Superintendent, 917-8063 Rick Price, of Golf, 917-8086 Ken Sandrock, Supt., 917-8078 Pam Sarpalius, Director, 917-8077 Randy Trenary, Controller, 917-8060 Support Team Monica Clark, Administrative Coordinator, 917-8082 Kate Cusumano, Librarian, 917-8083 Lonnie Davis, Supervisor, 917-8073 Marsha Dean, Communications Coordinator, 917-8069 Julie Foerster, Resources, 917-8061 Angela Hong, Assistant, 917-8062 Karen Loffredo, Services Coordinator, 917-8087 Katy Mosier, Services Coordinator, 917-8058 Lisa Orach, Administrative Coordinator, 917-8065 Errick Owens, Manager, 825-3277 Kathy Peabody, Marketing & Technology Coordinator, 917-8068 Coco Sullivan, Facilities Coordinator, 917-8072 Monitor - Activity Center................................................................................................... 917-8066 Monitor - Aquatic & Fitness Center.....................................................................................917-8067 Tipster Editorial Committee Lou Phillippi.................................Co-Chair Vicki Ettleman..............................Co-Chair Carolene Mitchell.........................Secretary Brad Curtis....................................Member Arlene Douglas..............................Member Karen Koopmans............................Member Mike McMinds................................Member

Sue McNally...................................Member Barbara McNeill............................Member Paul Mercer...................................Member John Njaa......................................Member Ann Owen......................................Member Laura Pigott..................................Member Judy Widener................................Member

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mon.-Fri. .......................................................................................... 7 AM-9 PM Sat. .................................................................................................9 AM-8 PM Sun. ................................................................................................9 AM-6 PM Pool .Mon.-Fri......................................................................................7 AM-8:30 PM Sat..............................................................................................9 AM-7:30 PM Sun............................................................................................ 9 AM-5:30 PM Children’s Hours: ............................................ Daily Noon-4 PM Except see below .Except Sun., Mon. and Thu. ........................................... Noon-1 PM and 3-4 PM Water volleyball on Sun., Mon. and Thu. ........................................... 1 PM-3 PM

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

Mon.-Fri.....................................................................................9 AM-12:30 PM Sat........................................................................................... 9 AM-12:30 PM Golf Course Walking........................ Before 6:30 AM and After 6 PM


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

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

Daily................................................................................................. 6 AM-5 PM Driving Range hours .......................... 6 AM-1 hour before dusk, Wed., 6 AM-3 PM

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

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

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

If you encounter something in the common areas or golf course needing immediate attention (e.g. broken irrigation) and the Administration Office is closed, please report the issue to a building monitor. However, if a situation like this occurs after all the buildings are closed, please contact the emergency line. Want to Submit a Photo for the Tipster? Go to the website: Login >Member Services >This n That >Photo Release. Fill out the form and submit photos (two per form). Submit as many as you like. Abbreviation Legend Aquatic & Fitness Center................................................................................AFC Sun City Oro Valley.....................................................................................SCOV Welcome Center Conference Room 1..............................................................WC1 Welcome Center Conference Room 2..............................................................WC2 September 2018, Page Welcome Center Conference Room 2 3..............................................................WC3

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

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Share a Ride by Lou Gard The SCOV Association has on average two large sponsored events each month. Clubs and committees also have separate events. The Association, club and committee events combined could generate up to 40 events per year. At these events, somewhere between 250 and 450 people could be attending, depending on the setup needed in the Activity Center. The attendance number allowed depends upon the rooms, seating arrangements, audio/visual requirements, additional tables needed for serving, etc. Safety at all events is the first priority at SCOV; there must be adequate egress in case of an emergency. When these events are held during the day, especially in the winter months, it puts stress on the parking capacity, particularily if the Artisan Center, AFC and tennis courts are in full use. In front of the Activity Center and AFC there are 147 parking spaces including the 12 handicapped spots in front of the Activity Center and three in front of the AFC; in front of the Tennis courts there are 51 parking spaces. There are 21 golf cart parking spots in front of the AFC. At the SCOV Government Affairs Committee Forum on August 4 for the Oro Valley Mayoral and Town Council candidates there were over 300 people in attendance. The lot in front of the Activity Center/AFC was full, and the lot near the tennis courts was almost full. You can see, when there are large numbers of people attending an event there may be a shortage of parking spaces. There have been many occasions where people had to park in front of the Welcome Center, where there are 33 parking spaces, or on Silverton Avenue when attending an event at the Activity Center.

Labor Day Holiday Hours Monday, September 3

What’s Inside

Association News............................ 3 Association Committees................. 8 Golf................................................ 11 Coming Events.............................. 12 Workshops and Classes................. 13 For Your Information..................... 14 Thank You Corner......................... 14

Talk to your friends and neighbors to find out if they are going to an upcoming event, and if so, why not ride together? One less parking space is taken. If just 50 people share a ride with others, more parking spaces will be available and fewer people have to walk long distances. Obviously the more people that share a ride, the less congested the parking lots will be.

General Manager - Mark Wade 520-917-8080

Thanks for Support and Water First and foremost I want to thank all of you who have supported The Views Restaurant over the summer. The restaurant is back open, and I want to thank all of you who have come back to check us out. Your support has been wonderful, and the management and staff are hopeful you will enjoy the new service attitude of the staff as well as the excellent food. I love to see the water of the monsoons. It impacts not only the scenery of the desert but also the bottom line for Association expenses. Water on the desert is expensive and although the Views Golf Course utilizes gray water, it still comes with a steep pricetag. This year the heat has been above average which requires more water to be used on the golf course. Each time it rains, depending on the amount of rain, we are able to not water the golf course for a day or more. The water savings can be significant. Michael Kropf, Golf Course Superintendent, watches our water usage very closely. He is a master at using just the right amount of water as you can see by the beauty of our course. It is a good thing he knows what he’s doing and is so conservative with water, because the Tucson Water authority just voted to increase the cost of gray water by 6.5% each year for two years. Hopefully the next two years will not be drought years, and we’ll have plenty of monsoon moisture.

Coffee and Conversation with the General Manager and a Board Member

An informal exchange of information. Tuesday, September 4, 1 - 2 PM Activity Center/Navajo AFC: 5 AM - 9 PM The Views Restaurant: 7 AM - 8 PM Activity Center, Catalina Vista, Desert Oasis, Library and Welcome Center will be closed.

Memoriam..................................... 14 Clubs............................................. 14 Arts, Crafts & Hobbies............... 14 Continuing Education................. 17 Cultural & Social......................... 19 Dance......................................... 21 Exercise...................................... 24

Games........................................ 25 Sports......................................... 26 Travel.......................................... 28 Town of Oro Valley....................... 28 Partnered Organizations............... 29 Extended Community................... 30 Volunteer Opportunities............... 30 Photo Scrapbook........................... 30 Classifieds...................................... 31

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It’s More Than Living... It’s A Lifestyle! Women's Auxiliary Supports Local Nonprofit By Kathy Hrdy It’s paradoxical that the idea of living a long life appeals to everyone, but the idea of getting old doesn’t appeal to anyone. Andy Rooney


hoosing an active adult community takes a lot of thought. Where will I live and what does that community have to offer? Many recall the things they passed on over the years. “When I’m retired I’m going to paint and learn about astronomy; I’m going to swim every day; I’m going to sit on a beautiful patio and read all day; I’m going to give back and still enjoy retirement.” The combination of work and family creates a fast-paced life where volunteering to the community is difficult. Here in SCOV there are numerous ways to give back as you'll see reading through club activities in the Tipster. The SCOV Women’s Auxiliary supports Emerge! Center Against Domestic Abuse. In 2008, two local domestic abuse organizations, Tucson Center for Women and Children and Brewster Center, came together to form Emerge! Center Against Domestic Abuse. The Sun City Women’s Auxiliary was formed to help support that new organization. Emerge! helps victims of domestic abuse throughout Tucson and the surrounding areas. They provide the following services annually: • Shelter to an average of 500 people in crisis • Transitional and permanent housing support to over 150 families • Case management assistance and crisis intervention counseling to over 2,000 people • Lay legal services to over 1,000 people • Life skills education to over 1,000 • Safety planning support to over 3,000 • Peer support groups for over 600 people • Transportation to critical services to over 250 people Their crisis hotline supports 5,594 calls annually and helps over 5,800 people both through their shelter and those who needed support beyond shelter. Emerge! helps to educate the community by providing presentations on domestic abuse as well as counseling to child survivors on handling conflict, trauma and abuse. Emerge! depends on donors and partners to provide these services to our community. Recently, law enforcement across Pima County introduced a new screening tool to help identify and predict victims of domestic abuse. Studies have shown a high percentage of domestically abused people who are killed never received the help they so desperately needed. This new screening will identify more domestic abuse victims and will double the need for Emerge!'s programs. The need for financial and volunteer help is great. The SCOV Women’s Auxiliary conducts two or three fundraisers a year. Each year there is a spring luncheon featuring a raffle, silent auction and fashion show. The upcoming fall


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Models from "Hats Off to Emerge!" fashion show luncheon Saturday, November 3, highlights an accessories boutique where many ladies do their Christmas shopping. The event is very popular with residents, local friends and family. Their goal is to keep costs low by using volunteer time and donated services wherever possible. This approach allows the Auxiliary to donate the most to Emerge!. Also, many men from SCOV, as well as husbands of members, help at the events. In December Emerge! holds their Holiday House. Auxiliary members and other local groups and businesses donate new clothes, toys and household items to the Holiday House. This event is a favorite of Auxiliary members. They volunteer to help moms shop for gifts for their children. Children also get a chance to shop for mom. After shopping, all gifts are wrapped and Christmas-morning ready. Winnie Doerfer, an Auxiliary member said, “I loved to see the excitement on a mom’s face when she finds the gift her son or daughter wanted. Now it will be found under their Christmas tree."

Women's Auxiliary members SCOV Women’s Auxiliary encourages residents and their friends to join them in this worthy cause. Members work hard, but the results are worth it, and new members will feel that way as well. Meetings are held at the Welcome Center Room WC3 on the second Tuesday at 9 AM from September through April. Aging seems to be the only available way to live a long life. Kitty O’Neill Collins

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Board of Directors Ballot Proposal – Single Vendor for Waste and Recycling Ballots were sent out in mid-August seeking community input on two proposals. The first proposal on the ballot is an addition to the Bylaws that would enable the Board to contract with a single vendor for trash removal and recycling services to all residential lots in SCOV, with cost included in the annual homeowners fee. Whether the Board acts on this proposal, if it is approved, will depend on the extent of community support for this proposal. Strong support was indicated in the straw poll last spring, but the Board is seeking wider community input through this current ballot. This proposed action represents a significant change for our community, and it is likely that the Board would proceed only if the proposal is passed with strong community support. Your vote is important, so please consider this matter carefully and then submit your ballot. The information provided below is intended to aid you in that decision. 1. All lots will pay, through annual dues, for year-round trash removal and recycling service, one pickup per week. 2. Based on the price in a current proposal from a contractor, the estimated monthly cost would be $10.85, less than most homeowners are paying now and a uniform rate for all homeowners. Homeowners would no longer pay the contractor directly for these services. The annual fee for 2019-2020 (billed in June 2019) would increase by approximately $130 (based on the current proposal) to cover this cost, and the contractor would be paid by the Association. 3. Trash removal and recycling service for SCOV facilities (e.g., restaurant, Welcome Center, AFC) would utilize this same contractor, with annual savings of approximately $7,000 for the Association. 4. Homeowners will have the option of using various sized containers for trash or recycling service. 5. If trash occasionally exceeds capacity of the container, extra bags will be picked up as a courtesy, i.e., at no charge. 6. The cost of the contracted service would be paid by all homeowners as part of the annual homeowner fee. However, homeowners retain the option to hire, at their own additional expense, an alternative contractor for trash removal and recycling services. Perceived benefits 1. Significant reduction in truck traffic. Currently three contractors service SCOV: 6 trucks, 3 for trash, 3 for recycling each service day with attendant noise and disruption. Many complaints about excessive truck traffic initially led to development of this proposal. 2. Uniform low rate for all homeowners; no need to negotiate your rate with the contractor which has been demonstrated to result in wide variation in rates that homeowners are actually charged. 3. No need to start and stop service when you are away. If the container is out, it is picked up. No restart fees or similar charges for starting or stopping service. Perceived negatives 1. The major argument advanced against this proposal has been that when the costs are included in the dues, seasonal residents would be paying for services that they do not utilize when they are not in SCOV. This is certainly true, but it is already true for many other services, such as maintenance of the AFC, craft shops, or golf course which may be used only part of the year or not at all by some residents. Despite a modest increase in costs, many seasonal residents have voiced

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their support for this proposal, recognizing the benefits to the general SCOV community. 2. A small percentage of SCOV residents have two trash pickups each week. Based on preliminary proposals received by SCOV management, it seems likely that Waste Management or Republic would be the contractor selected if we proceed with the one contractor proposal. Waste Management currently serves as the sole contractor for once-weekly waste pickup in SaddleBrooke, and Republic serves as the sole contractor for once-weekly waste pickup in The Highlands. Neither of these companies allows for a second weekly pickup as an option. They do contract for two weekly pickups at all lots, but this is not under consideration as it is much more expensive, and the great majority of SCOV residents find one weekly pickup adequate. Those wishing a second weekly pickup would have to arrange for this with an alternative contractor and at their own expense. A presentation, Q&A and additional information can be found on this initiative on our website at Members\Member Service\Vote September 2018.

Asst. General Manager - Robin Coulter 520-917-8070 Alerts and Wellness Checks An alert was recently issued to the community through the new digital bulletin boards, wall-mounted bulletin boards and "This Week in SCOV" (TWISCOV) to watch out for a man known to have committed fraud against seniors. The alert, in this instance, included contacting the General Manager or Assistant General Manager who took appropriate action from the two reports that had been received. This is the first time we’ve used the digital bulletin boards in this manner and feel it’s been informative. If you are concerned about a friend or neighbor in SCOV, please do not hesitate to contact the police or our offices to have a wellness check conducted. Often neighbors recognize that papers and mail are not being picked up when they know the individual should be home. This prompts them to call the Administration Office which will contact the police. In the event of an emergency (police, water running out of your garage, etc.), the Emergency Contact information that residents have placed on file in our office may be used to reach you or your designee. If you have not updated your Emergency Contact information lately, go to Members > Member Services > Safety > Safety & Crime Prevention and click on the Emergency Contact form.

Programs/Facilities Director - Pam Sarpalius 520-917-8077 Fall is here. Our thoughts turn to getting ready for the holidays, and perhaps some holiday guests will be visiting you. We have a great fall lineup of events, and I know that our visitors are always amazed at how there is so much to do here in SCOV and the surrounding area. Please take the time to always look over the Coming Events section of the Tipster and write down the dates of things you would like to attend. I have signed contracts for more TAD Management shows. Our next show is a tribute to Billy Joel, “The Piano Man,” on November 3.




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

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




$ 1,450,879 $ 27,436 $ 66,591 $ 3,610 $ 19,914 $ 14,138 $ 59,250 $ 1,641,818

$ 1,450,879 $ 27,436 $ 66,591 $ 3,610 $ 19,914 $ 14,138 $ 59,250 $ 1,641,818

$ $ $ $ $ $ $ $

1,450,879 24,165 53,354 3,737 33,800 3,000 39,497 1,608,432 (1,085,000) (27,368) (24,880) (4,800) (29,925) 436,459

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

$ (1,085,000) $ (13,368) $ (24,880) $ (4,583) $ (42,518) $ 471,469

$ (1,085,000) $ (13,368) $ (24,880) $ (4,583) $ (42,518) $ 471,469

$ $ $ $ $ $

$ $ $ $ $ $ $

292,492 13,743 92,509 8,716 102,207 115,000 624,667

$ $ $ $ $ $ $

292,492 13,743 92,509 8,716 102,207 115,000 624,667

$ $ $ $ $ $ $

286,224 16,988 98,372 9,830 92,213 115,000 618,627

Restricted Fund Expenses Net Operating Expenses

$ $

(124,604) 500,063

$ $

(124,604) 500,063

$ $

(115,000) 503,627







Results of Operations

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


1 Month 2018-2019

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The Finance & Budget Committee meets on Monday, September 24, 1 PM, WC3. If you have any questions, please feel free to call me at 917-8060, or email me at Randy Trenary, Controller

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Community Services - Katy Mosier Office Hours Mon.-Fri., 9-11 AM, Welcome Center 520-917-8058 Consideration for Neighbors With the return of those who have spent their summer in another state, we historically experience an uptick in home remodeling projects. Our community stays fresh and alive because of the constant upgrading of our homes. Values continue to climb, in part, because of the investment in kitchen and bath remodels, landscape upgrades and exterior enhancements. But with all this renovation activity comes an increase in contractor and delivery truck traffic and parking, improperly stored building materials and discarded debris. The annoyance of blocked driveways, loud music, tossed soda cans and cigarette butts can build into major exasperation. If you are contemplating any remodeling work for your home, please impress upon your contractor the need for nightly clean-up, proper storage of building materials out of front yard sight and general courtesy to neighbors. The nuisance factor is amplified by lengthy timelines that stretch into months. Timely completion of projects is one of the biggest concerns that should probably be negotiated with a prospective contractor.

Unit # 1 3 5 5 6 7 10 12 15 17 17 11A

Welcome New Neighbors – July Name Elizabeth Moss Kathy & Gerald Gregersen Karen & Duane Neuendorf Frances & Frederick Buenger Natasha Malone Phyllis Johnson-Smith & Marvin Smith Adam Zimerman Eileen & Robert DeLarm Monica Dozier Linda & James Travis Mitchell Johnson Ursula Reinholtz


Dewey, AZ Apple Valley, MN Beloit, WI Clark Fork, ID Spokane, WA North Easton, MA Tucson, AZ Wilmette, IL Tucson, AZ Happy Jack, AZ Vestal, NY Oro Valley, AZ

July 2018 Housing Resale Information Resales 2018 2017

For the Month 12 16 2017 Total Sold - 207

YTD 140 147

2018: Active Listings as of 7/31/2018........................... 14 2017: Active Listings as of 7/31/2017........................... 21 Source: TARMLS®

July 2018 Average Age of New Owners:

those who read books. In addition to the 23-month survival advantage, reading enhances memory retention, sharpens decision-making skills, improves focus, concentration and critical thinking skills. Reading is like exercise for the brain and can delay the onset of Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Studies show that heart rate and muscle tension go down within six minutes when one is reading, making it good for reducing stress and improving sleep. Google “benefits of reading for seniors” to find out more and stop by the library for at least 3.5 hours’ worth of reading material for this week.

Recreation and Fitness - Lonnie Davis 520-917-8073 Significance of Good Posture Good posture places you in an alignment where stress is properly distributed to the intended muscles and ligaments. As a result, the muscles are allowed to work efficiently and as intended which, in turn, decreases wear and tear that your joints undergo. This decreases your risk of joint discomfort and degenerative arthritis. Stress placed on the ligaments holding the joints in your spine together is also decreased with good posture. When your muscles, joints and ligaments are working as intended, your vital organs are able to remain in proper position, and the nervous system is able to function normally. For correct standing posture, your ears, shoulders, hips and ankles should all be in a vertical line. Set your feet to hip-width apart with toes pointed forward. Your knees should be straight but not locked. The spine should be erect with the shoulders pulled back and then down. Often raising your chin up will help fix standing postural issues. Special Note From the Aquatic and Fitness Center (AFC) Orientation on how to use the gym equipment is held every Thursday, 1 PM, so stop in and sign up. Contact Lonnie Davis, AFC Coordinator, to discuss questions or problems with the AFC. AFC and Desert Oasis: See Hours of Operation on page 2. Tuesday, September 11, the AFC pool and spa will be closed for cleaning and shock treatment. They will reopen the following morning at the regular time. Wednesday, September 12, the Desert Oasis Pool will be closed for cleaning and shock treatment and reopen the following morning at the regular time. Don’t miss the Annual Arts & Crafts Festival Saturday, October 6, Activity Center

Wood bowl by Don Jovag


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

Are you aware of the amazing health benefits of reading? A 12-year study on people over the age of 50 showed that those who read more than 3.5 hours a week lived almost two years longer than non-readers. Those who read magazines and newspapers also lived longer, but not as long as

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Association Committees Active Health Judy Greenberg, 631 9744375, Second Tue., 1:30 PM, WC1

The basics of maintaining good health as we grow older are the following: diet, having good relationships with others, enriching our minds with new activities and exercise. The Active Health Committee (AHC) seeks to encourage these basics by offering lectures on all of the above and has also been the initiator of the Balance Class. Lectures are held once a month, and feature experts on aging well, including all the basics mentioned above. The Balance Class continues on Mondays, see Workshops and Classes, page 13. Please watch for flyers for these activities. The AHC is always looking for new members and meets once a month in the Welcome Center at 1:30 PM. Please join us to help plan new and exciting events for our SCOV community.

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

The Activity Center Renovation Committee (ACRC) is completing the first phase of investigating what will be required for the remodeled Activity Center. Members of the ACRC have met with the SCOV staff and club members to better understand how events and meetings are scheduled and the room capacity limitations. We will use this information to help determine if we have to reallocate space within the Activity Center. We will soon start interviewing staff and residents to help determine what features and amenities need to be changed to make the AC functionally compatible with our current and future needs. ACRC members will also be visiting other HOAs to see how we compare and what changes have to be made to maintain our competitive advantage for the foreseeable future. If you have any questions or comments, please attend our next meeting. See SCOV Calendar for time and place, or contact us at

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

Next meeting: Wednesday, October 3.

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

There are many exterior projects that require prior written Architectural Review Committee (ARC) approval to ensure compliance with the SCOV governing documents. These projects include, but are not limited to, room additions, patio covers, window and door replacements, shade screens, walls, fences, gates, landscaping, lighting, shutters, gutters, downspouts, spas and swimming pools. The Community Services Coordinator (CSC) is the SCOV staff contact for all ARC matters. The CSC office is open 9-11 AM, MondayFriday, to accept ARC submittals and to answer homeowner questions on proposed projects. All design, style, color, dimension and material decisions should be made before


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submitting your project for ARC approval. The deadline for submitting your project is 11 AM on the Tuesday before the next ARC meeting. Projects that include a permanent improvement, such as room additions and patio covers, should allow an additional two weeks due to the neighbor notification procedure.

Community Directory Chair Lisa Collins 812-344-4773 > members > member services > community directory

New residents are unlisted by default. This includes those who move within SCOV. Renters aren’t included, unless they’re long-term year-round residents. I use the monthly SCOV Resale Report to update the directory database. Those who have sold their homes are removed from the database, and the new owners are added as unlisted. To be listed in the directory, you must complete the online form “To change your directory listing…” or fill out an orange card at the Welcome Center. You can choose to be listed and still have address, phones, or emails unlisted in either the paper book or the online directory. Email addresses are not published in the paper book. I send an updated phone list to the Posse each month. You can choose to be completely unlisted in the directory but still choose to provide your phone number for just the Posse.

Consumer Referral - Vendor List Susanna Moran

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

Election Special SCOV Vote Ballots went out Tuesday, August 14; voting cutoff is Thursday, September 13, Noon. Results will be announced Monday, September 17. • Proposed Action #1: Single Waste/Recycling Vendor for Residential Lots A vote for the proposed action item #1 would result in a single vendor as the provider of regular trash removal and recycling services to all residential lots with costs to be included in the annual homeowner fee. Services outside the scope of the SCOV contract may be contracted for by the homeowner at the homeowner's expense. A vote against the proposed action item #1 would mean no change in how trash collection is currently conducted in SCOV. • Proposed Action #2: Prohibit Garage or Yard Sales in Residential Lots In March 2010, there was a vote to rewrite this section as laws concerning work conducted in a home had changed. The garage and yard sale prohibition was in the same sentence with home business allowances. The garage and yard sale prohibition was inadvertently dropped when the new language was written and approved by the membership. A vote for proposed action item #2 would result in adding the rule back in to the Master Declaration to prohibit garage and yard sales on residential lots. A vote against proposed action item #2 would result in the rule existing only in policy, which can be changed by any Board.

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Ballots were emailed to all eligible primary email addresses on August 14 with the link to the electronic voting system. If you have opted out of all electronic mail, a ballot was USPS mailed to you at that time. All USPS ballots should be mailed in the included envelope rather than being turned in to the Administration Office. See the Board of Directors article on page 5 for details.

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

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

The committee will meet Monday, September 24, 1 PM. Meeting agendas, minutes, monthly financial reports and the Board-approved Association 2018-2019 annual budget are posted on the SCOV members-only website. In the coming fiscal year, staff and the Finance-Budget Committee will be reviewing policies, annual contributions and allocation of Association resources as related to SCOV's cash investments, contingency fund, asset reserve fund and capital contribution fund. We will also be exploring the pros and cons of a staff addition for a purchasing and contracts manager. The committee’s goal is to complete its reviews and submit any recommendations to the Board not later than the Board’s December 2018 study session. Please contact Sharon Miller for more information.

Food and Beverage Advisory Chair Barb McNeill Oct.-May, First Fri., 2-3 PM, The Views Terrace The new kitchen remodel is complete, and everything is running very smoothly since the soft opening July 27. Here are some highlights: new menus for breakfast, lunch and dinner, happy hours, bar and all-day Sunday, all of which will be seasonally updated. Menus can be seen online at our SCOV website. Some hours have been modified, including a later 8 PM closing. Happy hours and prices are consistent: 3-6 PM, seven days a week. Staffing hours were added to ensure prompt customer service. These are things you asked for in the surveys and forums. Some residents have complained that the price of a glass of beer has gone up 50 cents with the new menu. A comparative analysis of customer prices in the area shows we still are the best value for domestic, import and local beers, as well as having the lowest happy hour prices, and you don’t have to drive out of SCOV to enjoy it.

Friends of the Library Lynne Davis Pat Brown

The summer has been quiet in the Library, but things are happening in September. It is the return of the Author Series for 2018-2019. You will see a poster of all the authors on the coming schedule at the Library. Get those dates on your calendars. The September featured authors are Kristina McMorris, author of Sold on a Monday, who will speak Tuesday, September 11 and Betty Webb, a Scottsdale mystery writer, will be here Friday, September 21. Both presentations will be in the Auditorium at 1 PM, and you can get your free tickets during the week before they arrive. Don’t miss out on this beginning of what promises to be an active and fun fall and winter season of Friends of the Library events.

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September featured artists are Bev Fairful (left) and Susan Herzog (right). As a teenager, Bev Fairful made her own prom dresses, then designed the dresses for her wedding, ultimately sewing clothing for her four children. She also learned to knit and crochet, making adorable sweaters and blankets. She also makes doll clothes for every occasion and offers colorful dichroic glass earrings and necklaces. Our newest consignor, Susan Herzog, has a lifelong fascination with jewelry and a love of color. After taking classes in jewelry making, she is pursuing her passion for creating necklaces, earrings and bracelets. She begins with a center piece and builds around it adding silver accents to many varieties of stones, bone and pearls and finishing with silver, gold or stainless steel findings. Regular Gift Shop hours resume October 1. Tables remain available for the Arts and Craft Fair in October. Contact Don Jovag for information.

Government Affairs Chair Bob Anderson 520-308-4861 Second Wed., 1 PM, WC1 Greens Reconstruction Chair Howard Schulz See online Board & Committee meetings calendar for dates/times

This summer has been busy for our committee. Our golf course architect, Mike Gogel, is working on designs to add sub-surface (18-20 inches) rock and sand layers to our greens to enhance drainage and root growth. He is also looking at ways to create more spots to put pin placements on the greens that meet golf design standards. It is interesting to note that some of our greens currently have less than 20% available spots using these standards. The architect’s work should be completed in the fourth quarter of this year. At that time, we will have a reliable estimate and design to improve the greens. The Board of Directors has requested that we share information with the community to keep this project as visible as possible. This will occur as we go forward. In addition, estimated monies for green improvements have been allocated in 2020 asset reserves to ensure that there will be no assessment from the community. Our community has a successful history of maintaining


and improving its assets. Our Board does a great job to allocate annual monies to these improvements. Restaurant, fitness center, pickleball courts, bocce ball and outside activity buildings are a few examples, and the list highlights why our community is considered one of the best in the area. Our golf course has also seen improvements to irrigation systems, cart paths, bunkers, etc. Improvements to the greens are another step as we look to ensure our community assets are attractive and available to current and future residents.

Loan Room - Community Assistance Chair Gay Russell 520-825-5763 Meeting Third Thu., 3 PM, WC1; Loan Room hours: Tue., Thu., 8-9 AM The Loan Room has remained open all summer. In September, we will begin to be a little busier as our residents start arriving back in our community. Please feel free to come visit your Loan Room to see what we have available and begin to make plans for fall neighborhood get-togethers and out-of-town visitors. We also have many medical items to help you through short-term illnesses. Our website can be accessed through the SCOV members section where you may request future items and view what we have available.

Marketing Chair Pete Coy 360-739-4100 Fourth Mon., 3 PM, WC1

The committee is on summer hiatus until October 22. Those interested in helping to promote and market SCOV, please submit a Committee Member Application form which can be found under Members > Committees on the SCOV website.

Neighborhood Pride Chair Tempe Johnson 520-825-6994 Third Tue., 2 PM, WC3 Yes, the Rains Came Our monsoon rains did arrive bringing much growth of foliage and many weeds. Please make every effort to stay ahead of the weed situation in your yard, especially desert broom and spurge. Spurge is the low-growing, fast spreading little weed that seems to take over an entire block in just days. Spurge must be sprayed and not pulled in order to get rid of it. For every one that is pulled, two more grow when their tiny seeds drop off the tap root. Look at the cracks in your sidewalk, driveway and where the cement meets the asphalt. That is where spurge is often found. With the rains, new growth on trees occurred. Trees must be kept trimmed up more than seven feet above sidewalks to not encroach upon walkers or block visibility of stop signs at corners. Most bean pods are down now and should be removed from your yards. Special thanks goes to all who worked hard keeping their yards in good shape, especially in the summer months. Please keep up the good work. Don’t miss the Annual Arts & Crafts Festival Saturday, October 6, Activity Center

Dinosaur bones necklace by Sandy Gates


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

Monthly meetings restart September 4, 3 PM, Desert Oasis. A reminder: the #1 crime in SCOV is ID theft and scams that are done over the phone or by email. Protect your personal information, and never provide anything to a stranger. The Posse is very short-handed during the summer months. We struggle to get our neighborhood patrols out every night. If you can volunteer for three hours once a month, we need you. Your SCOV neighbors will appreciate your service. Keep those garage doors down to protect your property and keep the critters out.

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

In April of this year, this committee proposed changes to the Development Standards which were ultimately approved by the Board of Directors. These changes did not require a vote of the owners and are now incorporated into the Development Standards. Neighbors will now be notified of any planned permanent improvements within 100 feet of their property so that there will be no surprises. The committee also continues to work toward proposed changes to the Master Declaration (CC&Rs) which are intended to preserve views and maintain the current beauty of our community. The proposed changes must first be approved by the Board of Directors and then will require a vote of the owners. This vote is planned for 2019. Between now and the vote there will be many informational meetings and publications to help everyone understand the impacts of the changes. Residents are always welcome to attend committee meetings. The next is Monday, September 10, 2 PM, WC1.

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

The Chalk Creek Wash is the largest wash in our community. In the past, heavy storms caused damage to the wash and golf course in addition to threatening homes. As a result, a program was established to maintain the wash and minimize the threat from heavy storms. A key element to the ongoing maintenance of the wash is a series of inspections to determine the condition of the creek and identify potential threats to surrounding properties. The Properties Committee, together with HOA staff and experienced experts in these matters, participate in the inspections. The Properties Committee works on a variety of tasks like this during the year. Our next meeting will be on Thursday, September 20.

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

"Same as Last Month" is what many submitters indicate on their Tipster Submission Form. While this may be the easy thing to do, it makes our Tipster stale and uninteresting. Consider taking just a moment to add an anecdote or club member recognition to your monthly article. The next Editorial Committee meeting is Monday, September 17, 9 AM, WC3.


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Director of Golf - Rick Price 520-917-8086 The golf course is in perfect condition tee to green, and the greens are as good as they can be, based on their soil condition. Thank you to our golf course superintendent, Mike Kropf, and his team for doing an outstanding job providing excellent golf conditions. We are heading into our overseeding schedule this month. On Monday, September 17, we close until Monday, October 8, to overseed the golf course in winter Ryegrass. The reason for overseeding is that in the Southwest Bermuda grass goes dormant once evening temperatures dip below 50 degrees and when we receive our first frost. Almost overnight, the grass turns brown and looks dead. In preparation for overseeding, the maintenance staff cuts the Bermuda grass down and drops Ryegrass over the top of it, hence the name overseed. The process is very labor intensive and is a necessary investment to provide an aesthetic look for the winter months. However, once the growin is complete (7-10 days for the seed to germinate) and fairways mowed to normal heights, it’s well worth the effort. After this process occurs, and the course is open for play, we require that all golf carts stay on the cart path through Thursday, October 25. This gives the grass an opportunity to grow in completely. On Saturday, October 6, we will be conducting The Views 5K Run/Walk on the front nine cart path to raise money for The First Tee of Tucson. Visit our website for more information and to register for the event. Also, our Greens Reconstruction Committee has been hard at work meeting on a regular basis and has had several meetings with the golf course architect, Mike Gogel, who is preparing a master plan to present to the committee on the possible reconstruction of the golf greens.

Superintendent - Michael Kropf 520-917-8063 The month of September marks a turning point in the maintenance of the golf course. Starting in the spring, the focus of maintenance was growing and establishing Bermuda grass while eliminating the overseeded Ryegrass for the summer months. In September, the maintenance practices change to slowing the down the growth of Bermuda grass and starting to prepare for overseeding and the return of the winter Ryegrass. The Bermuda grass growth is slowed down with growth regulators, a reduction of fertilization and cultural practices like verticutting. This process slowly reduces the thickness of the Bermuda grass canopy to allow for better infiltration of Ryegrass seed. All of the work performed during the summer is not only to provide a great playing surface, but also to provide a good seed bed for overseeding. When the Bermuda grass is too thick, the Rye seed gets stuck too far away from the soil surface and can’t establish roots. This results in a thin overseed that doesn’t look good or play well during the winter months. This summer, we had a very good transition from Rye-

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grass to Bermuda grass which resulted in only a few areas requiring repairs. Therefore, the holes that will not be overseeded this winter will be #10 and the green fairway on #5. These two areas have never been skipped during the nonoverseed rotations of holes which has resulted in these fairways having a bad poa problem. Not overseeding will allow us to eliminate these poa plants during the winter while also using a preemergent to prevent more plants in the future.

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

The Golf Advisory Committee (GAC) will resume monthly meetings Wednesday, September 5. The GAC provides the communication link among golfers, administration, management and the SCOV Board of Directors. Come to the meetings or express your concerns to one of the committee members so they can be discussed and recommendations made to the board. September will see the return of many SCOV residents. Overseeding will begin September 17. The course will reopen October 8. Please help keep our golf course great by repairing divots, ball marks and raking sand bunkers.

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

If you think of the recent months of very hot weather as a trip to the dentist, we're at that point where the dentist says, "We're almost done." With September average temperatures at 94 degrees, all that's left is a dental cleaning. Two Wednesday games are left before overseeding, so join the fun on September 5 in a 2-Man Scramble and September 12, an individual low net game. For the next three Wednesdays, beginning September 19, the course will be closed. Other local courses are available to play. For particulars and help getting tee times, check with the Pro Shop.

Men’s Nine-Hole Golf Club VP Mark Fuller 612-978-9901 Membership David Chatterton 520-204-5636 We play 9 holes Thu. morning

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

Some club members took a break from golf to enjoy a fun day at one of our member's pool. Also, Ruth Bonfiglio set up a couple of times for bowling in an air-conditioned spot. Early morning golf tee times have helped us get around before the heat of the day. Some away games were organized by Pattie Horning for fun Fridays at The Ritz Carlton, Ventana and Tubac courses, taking advantage of good summer rates. Soon the winter residents will return to the desert to join all who have been keeping our play going over the summer. Official league play starts the first of November. We look forward to having everyone back together.

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Pass Holder Benefits This month The Views Golf Club Annual Pass Holders special is

$1 off/Club Grip Installation

Bring your own grips or order through Pro Shop

Not a Pass Holder?

Call the Pro Shop at 825-3110 for details.

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

Summer play continues on Thursday mornings with Fun Days on the first Thursday of each month. We are looking forward to our regular season starting November 1 with a luncheon to follow. If you are new to the area, or want to play some fun golf with friendly ladies, please contact one of membership chairs. We look forward to spending time out on the links as the weather gets cooler this fall.

Sun City Vistoso Foundation Pres Larry Hoaglund Fourth Thu., 1 PM, Desert Oasis

The rather warm days of our summer are coming to an end, and we look forward to all of us pulling together in all aspects of our community. It is a blessing to live in SCOV. Please keep in mind that it always a good time to support our Sun City Vistoso Community Foundation. We continue to provide needed services in SCOV and the surrounding areas. Gifts/donations can be made any time during the year. Please send along a gift to the SCV Community Foundation at 1565 E. Rancho Vistoso Blvd., Oro Valley, AZ 85755. Our auto pay plan is available at: foundationscov. org, and our email is Have a wonderful September. Our director contact this month is Carol Goeman 520-818-1213.

Coming Events

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

Every Day, 3-6 PM The Views Restaurant Happy Hour Please join us for happy hour. Enjoy the best in live entertainment Friday and Saturday, 5:30-8 PM.

Tuesday, September 11, 1 PM

The Views Executive Chef - Paul Blackwell 520-825-3277

I would like to take this opportunity to express our collective thanks from managers and staff for the outstanding kitchen renovation. All the improvements and upgrades are contributing to a productive facility, making our restaurant one of which we can be proud. I have worked many years in places where I was promised upgrades and new equipment. This is the first time it has ever happened. I am very grateful for all the planning that many residents did and for your patience while the remodeling work was being done. As we continue our training and skill development, you can rest assured that, with one of the best kitchens in town, we will provide you with the best possible value in food and service. I am honored to be a part of The Views Restaurant family. If there is anything I can do to make your dining experience better, I hope you will ask. Special orders will be accommodated as long as I have the ingredients on hand and time to prepare. Thanks for your support and patronage. ON THE COVER

Clay sculpture by Lori Nalewicki Rutilated quartz necklace by Curt Gates Silver pendant by Darrell Martin

Author Kristina McMorris Kristina McMorris, award-winning author of six historical fiction novels, will speak and sign copies of her latest book, Sold on a Monday, in the Auditorium. Inspired by an actual newspaper photo from 1931, the novel explores the fate of two young siblings during an era of breadlines, bank runs and impossible choices. There is no charge for the event, however, to help us plan for attendance, you will need to obtain a ticket in the Library before the talk.

Wednesday, September 12, 1 PM Sonoran Desert Protection Coalition This great organization will update us on its many wildlife projects in our area plus an update on the wildlife crossing bridge over Oracle Road in Catalina. No charge for this event in the Auditorium.

Friday, September 14, 1 PM Golder Ranch Fire District Golder Ranch Fire District will present a free program about “The Importance of Calling 911.” Join us in the Auditorium for this informative, free presentation.

Friday, September 14, 7 PM Gabriel Ayala Trio It’s been a few years since Gabriel has visited us. Many have asked for their return. This Grammy-nominated Native American group has always been well received by the residents of SCOV. Newcomers to Arizona always love this show. You will enjoy great music and a few short stories. Cabaret seating. Bring your own snacks and drinks.

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Friday, September 21, 1 PM Author Betty Webb Scottsdale mystery writer and retired journalist, Betty Webb, author of two prize-winning series, the Lena Jones, and the Gunn Zoo mysteries, will speak and sign copies of her latest books in the Auditorium. There is no charge for the event, however, to help us plan for attendance, you will need to obtain a ticket, available beginning Friday, September 7, in the Library.

Saturday, September 22, Dusk Outdoor Movie: The Book Club Our outdoor movies have been a success. There is no charge for this event. Grab your lawn chairs, friends, snacks and drinks and join us on the Driving Range. Our beverage cart will be on site for alcohol purchases. This newlyreleased comedy will be fun for all.

Friday, September 28, 10:45 AM Tipster Collation Help collate the inserts into the Tipsters in the Auditorium. It's a great way to get some exercise and meet new people.

Tuesday, October 9 and 16, 1 PM Oro Valley Art Tours Only 13 people per tour. Pick up your free tickets from Coco at the Welcome Center, starting Thursday, September 13.

Friday, October 12, 1 PM Author Jim Williams Local resident, author, and past president of the Oro Valley Historical Society, Jim Williams, will speak and sign copies of his latest book, Claiming the Desert, in the Auditorium. Come hear about the everyday lives of the early Oro Valley settlers, homesteaders and ranchers and the special issues faced by women and Hispanic settlers. There is no charge, however, to help us plan for attendance, you will need to obtain a ticket, available beginning Monday, October 1, in the Library.

Sunday, October 21 Oktoberfest 2018 The Sun City Variety Theatre regrets to inform the community that the planned Oktoberfest has been cancelled.

Tuesday, October 23, 10 AM U of A Art Museum Our new series begins with the topic of “High Anxiety.” The lectures are no charge and are in the Activity Center/Native American rooms.

Wednesday, November 14, 1 PM Author Leo Banks Local resident, journalist, author of four books and 20 years’ worth of stories for Arizona Highways, Leo Banks, will speak and sign copies of his first novel, Double Wide, a Western crime novel which won two 2018 Spur Awards. The event will be held in the Auditorium. There is no charge, however, to help us plan for attendance you will need to obtain a ticket, available beginning Thursday, November 1, in the Library.

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Special Events for Clubs

See club articles for full details. Singles Bowling, every Friday, 1:45 PM, Fiesta Lanes Day Trippers, Sun., Sep. 9, Brunch and Brew at Teaspoon restaurant, $77 pp Singles Dinner, Thu., Sep. 13, Social Hour 5:30 PM, Seating 6 PM, Activity Center/Navajo Room Rock and Roll Club, Sat., Sep. 15, 7 PM, Hippie Fest dance, Auditorium Singles Happy Hour, Fri., Sep. 28, 5:30 PM, Seating 6 PM, Activity Center/Navajo Room Day Trippers, Tue., Oct. 16, Kitt Peak, $38 pp Day Trippers, Sat., Oct. 27, Erma Bombeck at Wits End, Arizona Theater, $50 pp Day Trippers, Wed., Nov. 14, Butterfly Wonderland and OdySea Aquarium in Scottsdale. Lunch at the Talking Stick, $96 pp Day Trippers, Sun., Dec. 9, annual Christmas Party Day Trippers, Wed., Dec. 19, The Duttons

Workshops and Classes Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) Classes Classes are held the fourth Wednesday of each month, 1:30 PM, WC1. Lonnie Davis teaches these classes. To attend, you must register ahead of time by calling Lonnie 520917-8073. You could save the life of a loved one. The next class will be September 26. Association-Sponsored Fitness Purchase a punch card from the receptionist in the Welcome Center, $20/10 classes. You may use this card for all SCOV-sponsored fitness classes. It can also be used by your guests. There is $3 drop-in charge if you do not have a punch card. Aqua Zumba®: Balance Class: Cardio Chair Aerobics: Core Conditioning: Sunrisers: Sweat Stretch: Water Aerobics: Zumba® :

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

Parkinson’s Exercise Classes Classes are held Mondays, 4-5:30 PM, WC3. Caregivers are welcome to attend classes. Ray Jerkins 520-219-3561. Spanish Language Classes Classes will be starting in early September. Contact Myriam Barrientos 520-906-8334 or Review the many levels of classes available at


For Your Information


The items under this heading are provided as a service to residents. SCOV assumes no responsibility or liability for the information contained therein.

Arts, Crafts & Hobbies

AARP Tax Assistance AARP tax aides will be available at the AARP Information Center, 6700 N. Oracle Road, Suite 331, the second and fourth Thursdays of each month through October 11. Assistance is provided by appointment only between 9 AM and 12:30 PM. Call 520-571-9884 to schedule an appointment. Costume Closet The Costume Closet is in the Loan Room at the Cart Barn. Costume checkout and returns are by appointment only. Call Marty Siracusa 520-825-6961 or Betty Verderese 520-8257811 to schedule appointments. Cash donations are always welcome. Pima Community College Art Courses Pima Community College now offers deep discounts for students over age 55 and several classes start September 5. Our new Lifelong Learners program offers students over age 55 a 50% reduction of in-state tuition for credit courses. We offer Art History, Drawing and Painting classes at most of our five conveniently located campuses and Photography, Ceramics and Sculpture classes at West Campus. Our highly qualified, talented teaching artists hold master’s degrees in their field and create an open and welcoming environment for every kind of student, from the freshman to the lifelong learner. Pima offers courses in 16, 14 and 8 week formats, meeting once or twice a week, depending on the course. Questions, contact Adrian, 520-206-6856,

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. Once again, I thank the Thimbelina sewing group for making me a supply of feely hearts. In my capacity as a volunteer chaplain at Oro Valley Hospital, the patients find them a great comfort in their healing regimen. Great job, ladies! Dennis Mulvey

Bark Carving Ted Rydzewski 520-825-8624 Tue., 1-4 PM, Thu., 9 AM-Noon Artisan Center/Lapidary Clay Pres. Renee Ford 203-733-4447 Sep.-May, First Thu., General Meeting, 1 PM, Artisan Center/Pottery Orientation as needed Glaze mentoring Third Thu., 1-3 PM; Studio cleaning last Wed., 1 PM Regular routines return with the season change into fall. More and more clay people return from summer digs and the studio becomes the usual busy hub we love it to be. Already, we are planning events. Put October 31, 4-7 PM, on your calendar for our Halloween party at Catalina Vista and December 5, 6-8:30 PM, Activity Center for our holiday party. Orientations, cleaning and meetings are back to normal and always an excuse to visit and share snacks and drinks. Welcome to our new members, who are already plugging Raku vase into teams and learning how to fire and make glazes. Many hands make short work and lots of time to play. Have fun, be kind and enjoy.

If You Rent Your Home

Please make sure your renters are aware of the following rules and rights: • Home owner must submit paperwork three days prior to renter's arrival. • The facility-use card is $25 (up to two cards), valid for the length of the lease and is non-transferable.

Memoriam Residents Roy Saari 1 Jolane (Jo) Johnson 1

Art League Co-Pres. Caryl Thornton 520-638-7024, Judy Bjorling 520-818-1296

April 6 August 14

• Access to all facilities (restaurant, golf course and Gift Shop), Aquatic & Fitness Center (including pool, gym and exercise classes), Desert Oasis, Catalina Vista, Activity Center, Artisan Center, Library and all workshops, studios, etc. • Participate in activities including use of tennis courts, pickleball, bocce ball, basketball courts, horseshoes, mini-golf, table tennis and billiards as well as join any club. • A renter will receive SCOV homeowner rates at the golf course.


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Colored Pencil Jan Thomas 520-591-1275, Carol Fouch 817-751-8154 Fri., 9 AM-Noon, Catalina Vista/Art Studio

Modelers Pres. Fred Faust 520-907-3469 Second Fri., 8 AM, Catalina Vista/Pusch Ridge

Not all Modelers Club members leave SCOV for the summer. The photo shows Modelers Club member, Bob Underland, constructing a model building for the train layout in the Modelers Room. Bob takes advantage of using the room to build his models and he encourages others to join him. There is room for all to build any type of model. Photo by Dave Scoles All SCOV residents are welcome at our monthly meetings and the use of the Modelers Room. On any day, if the lights are on and someone is in the Modelers Room, stop in. At our meetings, you will see what we are about and you may enjoy a cup of coffee and a sweet roll. From time to time, we schedule field trips of interest to modelers.

A few of the tools that one might use to create a beautiful colored pencil picture Fine Arts Studio Co-Pres. April Hoffman 520-329-8443, Phyllis Cutcher 520-825-2489 Wed., 9 AM, Catalina Vista/Art Studio

The summer weather report reads "hot and dry," but it's nice and cool in our art studio. The summer stalwarts are relentless in their objective to achieve a superb painting. We invite all residents to come down and join us for some art chatter, painting and a good cup of coffee.


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

Japanese Flower Arranging Donald Marier 520-825-4878 Nov.-May, Second and Fourth Mon., 2-4 PM, Catalina Vista/Pusch Ridge

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

Knit and Crochet Sigrid Flatness 425-213-6689 Wed., 2-4 PM, Catalina Vista, Mt. Kimball Room

August was a warm and lazy month. So many of us are ready to start gearing up for fall and the return of many residents to SCOV. We look forward to having more knitters and crocheters join us in the coming months. Please join us if you like to knit/crochet with others. This is a pretty relaxed group, so feel free to join us for an hour or two.

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

Many of our artists stay in SCOV over the summer and continue to paint. New artists are always welcome. Join us in the air-conditioned Art Studio.

Vistoso Photo Pres. Gerda Timm 403-251-5981 Jun.-Aug., no meeting Sep.-May, Second and Fourth Wed., 6 PM, Catalina Vista

Steve Alverdes has dabbled in photography for years, but became more serious about it when he joined the Photo Club six years ago. He currently uses a Canon 6D camera and enjoys photographing different and unusual objects. Steve hopes the folks viewing his photos will stop and think about what they're seeing. His creative twist often uses black and white mode, as colors can sometimes get in the way. Steve’s love of ghost towns took him to Bannock, Montana, where he came upon this chair in an "Chair in Corner" by Steve Alverdes old building. It caught his fancy, so he snapped several shots. The result shown here earned him Photo of the Year at the annual awards competition. Steve encourages photographers to shoot what they like. Photography is subjective, and you will get occasional negative feedback. As long as you like your own photos, you have found a hobby to enjoy.


The summer sculpture group may be diminished but the enthusiasm to create still persists. Our group is very active in our cool studio, so come on over to Catalina Vista to learn to sculpt with clay and take advantage of our resident experts, most of whom are here for the summer.

August, we learned how to embroider on straw placemats. Several of our gals also did some embroidery on aprons for Sister Jose's Women's Center. The Brother 6-needle embroidery machine in the Sewing Room had its annual checkup and is ready for more projects. Contact Karin Frohlich for instruction on its use. Instructions are available to any Thimblelenas member. Save the new meeting date and join us. Feel free to bring a friend with you. Check us out on Facebook to see more of our projects.


Pet Beds

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


Penny Burroughs 530-545-2642, Pam Miller 719-244-1396 Mon.-Fri., 9 AM-Noon and 1-4 PM; Sat., 9 AM-Noon Artisan Center/Sewing Casa Amigas

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

August found children returning to school in the summer heat and monsoon rains. It's hard to imagine these children needing flannel pajama bottoms, but that's what we continue to sew for children in the Amphi school district. Soon cooler temperatures will be coming and children need warm sleepwear. Casa Amigas continues to sew flannel sleep pants paired with a colorful t-shirt. They seem to fly out the door of the clothing bank for the school district. Sewing these pants keeps our sewers busy and happy knowing what a difference it makes for these kids. Cheer Bears

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

We have shut down for summer break, but starting in October, we will be gathering in full force again and hope to see everyone together. Remember, you can join our friendly group on Wednesdays, 1-3 PM. All help can be used, as we do cutting, embroidering, sewing, clipping, stuffing and hand sewing. Everyone can find a place and share friendship with happy people. Machine Embroidery

Sharon Larsen 520-818-2791 Training Coordinator Karin Frohlich 520-612-7379 4D Computer Training Debra Dirks 520-825-2248 Third Tue., 1:30 PM, Desert Oasis/Ocotillo New day. New location. We are now meeting at the Desert Oasis on the third Tuesday of the month. This month's meeting will be September 18. Every month, we see new things and get more embroi- Matching t-shirt for Casa Amigas dery ideas. In


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

Are you a pet lover? So many of us are. We have a simple and easy project you can help us with on Tuesday afternoons. Sewing is definitely not a requirement. We just snip away at washable fabric and stuff pillows for our friends at the Humane Society. Quilters

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

It's time again to start our bimonthly quilt meetings. Tuesday, September 11, will be our first meeting, including signups for our One Block Wonder classes. If you have already bought your fabric, bring it to the meeting. Our first class will be Tuesday, September 25, 9 AM, Sewing Room, when we will begin cutting. There will be other classes for this technique as winter residents return. Sue Franklin will present a talk on the importance of quilt labels and discuss what the label should contain at our regular meeting September 25, 1 PM. Seniors for Kids

Jean Sax 651-436-4243 Sewing/Crafting for SFK, Mon., 1-3 PM, Wed., 9 AM-Noon, Artisan Center/Sewing Toy Woodworking, various times, Artisan Center/Wood Shop No meetings May-Sep. Tapestry Rug Hooking

Ann Feeney 520-818-0340 Tue., 9 AM-Noon, Artisan Center/Sewing

Our members use many different rug-hooking techniques. We enjoy each other’s company while watching our projects come to life. Stop by and check us out. We welcome new members and are happy to work with anyone who would like to start hooking.

Show ‘N Share Vicki Frakes 859-801-0525 Fri., 9 AM-Noon, Catalina Vista/Mt. Lemmon Silversmith and Lapidary Pres. Tom Moore 503-510-2251 Shop Summer Hours: Mon.-Fri., 9 AM-Noon Next meeting Oct. 1, 3:30 PM, Artisan Center/Silversmith Studio

One of the major agenda items for our meeting in October is the election of our board of directors for 2019. The slate of nominees must be posted by November 19. Voting will be at the December meeting. Board members serve one year and may be re-elected to their positions. Four of the positions have been held by the same people for two years


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and should be filled by new nominees. The president serves as the liaison with the Association and maintains club processes. The vice president assists as needed. The secretary records meeting notes, prepares correspondence and submits the monthly Tipster articles. The treasurer pays club bills, deposits dues and maintains the financial records. The purchasing agent tracks, stocks, purchases, and marks supplies, materials and tools and generally maintains shop equipment. Please let Tom know of your interest.

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

If you can't stand the heat, get out of it and enjoy the friendship of others doing glass work. The Glass Club has been busy installing new kilns and testing them. New kilns were needed due to the growing membership and the amount of work our members are producing. There are multiple signup sheets for a number of classes being offered. The last window corner class turned out some lovely pieces. Thank you, Ed, for teaching it. We would love to see new works of art and if you want to join in the fun, please come down to the studio and see what we are doing. Thank you to all the volunteers who give us help with firing, washing towels and keeping the studio and tools in good shape and clean.

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

The club meets to carve throughout the year, so if you are interested in wood carving or are interested in getting started with wood carving please join us on Saturday mornings for conversation and carving.

Woodworking Pres. Bill Norton 480-993-8762, VP Karen Curry 708-822-3057 Secretary Colin Kaltenbach 520-444-8214 Membership Robert Watson 520-789-7060 Next meeting Wed., Sep 19, 1:30 PM, Desert Oasis We continue to have our shop open Monday-Friday from 9 AM-4 PM. Our monitors are available to help you with questions related to the wood shop and our equipment. The wood shop continues to be a great place to cool off on our Arizona hot summer days. We look forward to welcoming back our seasonal visitors.

Continuing Education Astronomy Pres. Ron Collins 812-344-4772 Oct.-May, Third Thu., 7 PM, Activity Center/Navajo

Next month on Thursday, October 18, the Astronomy Club will start its popular astronomy speaker series. Most of our activities have been suspended during the summer. Nelson Tilden, our resident star gazing coordinator, promises a full slate of night star gazing. Election of new officers will be at our first meeting.

Bible Men’s Bible Study

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

We're gearing up for the start of our Bible study, beginning Tuesday, October 2, with an in-depth look at I and II Peter. What a great portion of scripture. Whether you've been a long-time member or you're starting out fresh, we'll enjoy the camaraderie and fellowship while learning more of God's Word. Don't forget the optional breakfast at The Views Restaurant after. See you then.

Teacher Ed with students and creations

Water Media Co-Pres. Marlene Peradotto 716-390-2982, Darlene Charbonneau 763-442-2092 Tue., 9 AM-4 PM, Catalina Vista/Art Studio

Precept Women’s Bible Study

Changing weather patterns create activity in the sky as well as change the colors of terrain on the ground. You might be stimulated to portray your ideas in water media to depict an interesting site. Come to the cool, comfortable art studio to research techniques and share your ideas for your special creation.

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

Covenants, examples of God's promises throughout the Bible to mankind and between two people. This is our study starting Wednesday, October 3. Delores Lovitt is the facilitator. We are excited to get started, come and join us Wednesday mornings at 9 AM.

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

We read and discuss brief selections of thought-provoking works of literature presented in anthologies by the Great Books Foundation. We offer great conversations about great ideas. We did not meet during the summer but will begin again on Wednesday, October 3. We will be reading selections from Happiness and Discontent, an international collection of literature, philosophy, and poetry specially selected for discussion by The Great Books Foundation. Hopefully the readings will challenge your assumptions and spark debate. The book can be purchased from the Great Books Foundation or from Amazon. Our first selection will be “The Highest Good” from Nicomachean Ethics by Aristotle. Join us. We welcome all SCOV residents.

SCOV Book Club Pres. Sandie Roberts 847-525-9239 VP Glenda Tonkin 520-207-4802 Communications: Cynthia Kartman 414-732-3063 First Mon., 1:30 PM, Catalina Vista/Mt. Kimball

Please note that because the first Monday of September, September 3, falls on Labor Day, the club will meet at the home of Sandie Roberts, 14290 N. Silkwind Way. Our September selection is The Address by Fiona Davis. This is a story of two women who lived a hundred years apart. What binds their histories and the novel together is the famed Dakota Building in New York City. In October, we will discuss the best-selling novel by Mark Sullivan, Beneath a Scarlet Sky. This is the true story of an unsung hero of WW II, Pino Lella, a Milanese teenager who used his unique opportunities and gifts to spy for the Allies.

Computer - Vistoso Computer Society (VCS) Pres. Leo Belardinelli 520-989-9314 Membership David Johnson 520-825-6994 General Meetings, Nov.-Mar., Second Mon., 1 PM, Auditorium

General meetings and classes will resume in October. Summer help sessions will be held the fourth Tuesday, September 25. To schedule an appointment, call the club’s help desk at 520-329-7661. Membership is required for all classes, help sessions, assistance from other computer club members and use of the ListServ, an online bulletin board. Dues are $10/household. Consult the club’s website for additional information and an application form. Forms are also available outside the Computer Learning Center. Deposit used toner and ink cartridges in the basket provided outside the Learning Center for recycling.

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

The roster is on the bulletin board in the lab room. Conduct your research in the air-conditioned Genealogy Lab Room. You’re sure to find an empty computer. The schedule and availability can be viewed by clicking on the Club Room Calendar ( at the top right corner of our web page. A reminder to keep your address, phone numbers and email contacts up to date. Please leave any changes in the mailbox of the treasurer in the Genealogy Lab.

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

Samplers are open to all SCOV residents even if they are not members of the ILR. Each Sampler is on a Thursday, from 2-4 PM at Catalina Vista. Registration for fall courses is closed. Fall 2018 courses start October 1 and run through November 21. Check the course listing for information about each course, the presenter, location, dates and times. If you have registered for a course and now find that you cannot attend, please contact the registrars with that information. Are you ready for classes to begin? September is the perfect time to get organized for fall classes. Where is your ILR name tag? It’s the one on a blue lanyard and has your first name in big, clear letters. When you find it, put it with your other ILR materials or in your calendar for that first day of class. Wear it to classes. It is a big help to classmates and moderators. Check the courses you signed up to take. Two of the classes begin on Monday, October 1, "Oscar Hammerstein II: A Life in Lyrics" presented by Jim Williams and "Philosophers Speak of God" presented by Gene Bammel. Starting on Tuesday, October 2, is a course presented by Jack Peradotto entitled "A Million and One Gods: Making Sense of Polytheism" and Marion Cimmino is facilitating a class called "Desert 101." Check the website for those classes starting October 3, 4, 5 and October 24 and 30. There are still spaces available for the "Amazing Britain" tour. Interested people can get details on the homepage of the website To enroll in this trip, see Vickie Tefft at the Bon Voyage office at Rancho Vistoso and Oracle Road next to Walgreens.

Natural Health and Wellness Sherokee Ilse 520-818-3279 Third Wed. 3-4:30 PM, Catalina Vista, Mt. Kimball/Pusch Ridge Poets Corner Sharyn Rafieyan 520-825-6762 Mon., 9:30-11:30 AM, Desert Oasis

Poetry is everywhere, in the sights, sounds, smells, tastes and touch of whatever we sense and attempt to process with words. Being receptive to all our senses makes us better poets and probably better people. We will resume our weekly meetings, Monday, September 10, ready to share our feelings through our poetry.

Looking to the future? There are openings for the Beginners’ Genealogy Class starting January 2019. The classes are taught by Karen Hasselbach for six weeks on Fridays. When the list becomes full, you can still place your name on the standby roster because there are always cancellations.


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Cultural & Social Barbershop VLQ (Very Large Quartet) Kactus Krooners Mike Moyer 520-818-6509 Oct.-May, Mon., 10:30 AM-Noon, Desert Oasis

This fun, mixed, a cappella barbershop chorus has been taking a rest during the summer months but will be starting up again in late October or early November. Watch the October Tipster for details. Meanwhile, get together with some friends and just keep singing. And put Monday mornings at 10:30 AM on your calendars starting again in the fall.

Democratic Club Pres. Laura Dore 520-338-1016 Second Sat., 1 PM, Activity Center/Navajo

A big thanks to Jo Holt, chair of the Pima County Democratic Party; Tom McConnell, analyst for the Lions and Lambs project; Jean Russell, manager of the Northwest Democrat Office and Hollis Lyon, candidate for State Representative for their inspiring speeches at our August 11 meeting. Our meeting this month will be changed from September 8 to September 15, 1 PM, Navajo Room. The date was changed to accommodate the Lions and Lambs project. Come join us to assist with this important project. Be sure to check our website or Facebook page for updated information. Don't forget to bring your nonperishable foods and/or monetary contributions to the meeting for Impact of Southern Arizona.

Dining - Prepare & Share Pres. Alan Bancroft 520-907-4121 VP Colin Kaltenbach Treas. June Rector 520-818-9228

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

Fido’s Friends is the club that operates the SCOV Dog Park, located on Del Webb Blvd., and you must be a club member to use the park. New members are always welcome. Dues are just $10 per calendar year, and there is a one-time $10 key fee. Call our membership chair, Marj Young, for more information and to become part of the dog community. During our three meetings each year, we discuss issues of importance for the protection and well-being of our dogs. Come join us.

Different Drummers Women’s Circle Zona Boss 520-638-6644, Colleen Cottrell 520-825-8393 Wed., 1:30-3 PM, Catalina Vista/Mt. Lemmon We have new drums and percussion instruments donated to our club. Stop by Catalina Vista Wednesdays at 1:30 PM and try out one of these instruments. You are always welcome. The Different Drummers Women’s Circle provides a

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community drum circle for any woman wanting to connect with others through hand drumming using African Djembe drums, hand-held Native American frame drums and other small percussion. Drums and instruments are provided for guests. Join us to drum, laugh and meet new friends. People worldwide for centuries have used group drumming to energize minds and bodies, strengthen community bonds, release stress and celebrate life.

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

The Garden Club season 2018-2019 begins in October and the board has garnered some exciting speakers who will share their expertise and experiences about gardening in the desert. Join us for our first meeting of the season, Tuesday, October 9. The #1 topic members asked for at the end of last season was information on how to grow vegetables in the desert. Our October speaker has all the answers for you, whether you want to plant directly in the ground or fill containers with loads of produce. If you would like to sign up to bring appetizers or desserts to any of our monthly meetings, contact Phyllis Austin, our new hospitality chairperson at 805-341-5176 or Membership is $5 pp and $8/cpl, contact Florence Duckett at 520-825-1994 or

Havurah Liz Kinslinger

Come celebrate the high holidays with us. Our Rosh Hashana dinner will be Monday, September 10, 5 PM. Member price is $36, nonmember $41, children under 12 $18. We will have a Break-the-Fast on Wednesday, September 19, 6 PM, $18 for members, $23 nonmembers, $10 under 12. Both events are in the Activity Center. Please note that these are corrected dates and prices. Our book club continues to meet the first Tuesday of each month, contact Barbara Berne 305-335-1867.

Tickets for Break-the-Fast, Thu., Sep, 13, 10 AM-Noon, $18 members, $23 nonmembers

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

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


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

Sun City Variety Theatre Membership Nancy Gilbertson Third Thu., 10 AM, Desert Oasis

The September meeting of the SCOV Republican Club will be Tuesday, September 18, 3 PM, in the Auditorium. The Primary Election will have concluded, therefore the various speakers and candidates regarding current issues of local, state, and national interest will be candidates for the 2018 General Election this coming November 6. Time permitting, we will have open discussion regarding, but not limited to current issues, including gun control, healthcare, immigration, education, etc. This being an election year, please check the email “This Week In SCOV” sent every Thursday by Mark Wade. That email will usually indicate the speakers that will be attending our meetings. Plan to attend our meeting and if possible bring a neighbor or guest. Hope to see you all at the September meeting which is open to anyone.

The Sun City Variety Theatre regrets to inform the community that we will not be sponsoring Oktoberfest in 2018. Our efforts to provide a quality product at a modest price have been unsuccessful. Thank you for your understanding.

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

It’s been years since Unit 3 was organized enough to have a party, so let's try it. We’ve got the Auditorium Saturday, December 22, 5-8 PM. We will have a catered dinner and will sell tickets sometime in October to the first 250 people. More details to come.

We meet three times a season for social gatherings at various locations, dates and times, as announced in the Tipster.

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

The Sun City Singers will begin rehearsals Tuesday, September 18, for our Tuesday, December 11, and Saturday, December 15, holiday concerts. This all-volunteer choir commits to 12 weeks of rehearsals. Music is issued on a first come basis to members with paid dues. Dues $10 pp.

Sun City Singles Pres., Nancy O’Hara 847-207-7115, Ticket Sales, Joyce Melchi 520-825-8945 Dinner meeting second Thu., happy hour last Fri.

Catalina International Caterers will serve dinner Thursday, September 13, Activity Center/Navajo Room. Social hour, 5:30 PM, seating, 6 PM. Menu: Caesar salad, baby back loin pork ribs, southwestern scalloped potatoes, Texas-style ranch beans, soft rolls, dessert is apple pie. Entertainment: Wendy Sweet sings. Happy Hour, Friday, September 28, in the Activity Center Navajo Room. Singles bowling, every Friday, 1:45 PM, Fiesta Lanes.

Ticket sales: Thu., Sep. 6, 10 AM-Noon, and Fri., Sep. 7, 1-2 PM, Activity Center Lounge. Dinner tickets, $20 pp; happy hour appetizers, $10 pp. Checks only, payable to Sun City Singles

Spanish Cultural Club (SCC) Gary/Carolyn Lerch 520-818-3319 Oct., Nov., Jan.-Mar., Apr. (Cinco de Mayo Fiesta) Fourth Mon., 7 PM, Catalina Vista

Plan to join us in the fall for our first meeting Monday, October 22, for a celebration and pictures of the Divine Nine in San Miguel de Allende for Day of the Dead. For Spanish language classes, please refer to Workshops and Classes on page 13.


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Ukulele - Sun City Strummers Sharon Heaps Tue., 10-11:30 AM, Desert Oasis/Ocotillo, class led by Don Bong Unit Party Unit 3

Contact Linda Bretz 520 389-8515 Dec. 12, 5 PM, Auditorium

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

Our Auxiliary benefits Emerge! Center Against Domestic Abuse which helps victims of domestic abuse. Emerge! provides support and transitional housing to women and children in crisis. They help educate the community by providing presentations on domestic abuse, as well as counseling to child survivors in handling conflict, trauma and abuse. Donations needed: Gift cards: Fry's, Safeway, Walmart, Target, Walgreen's, Home Depot etc. Paper plates, paper bowls, cups and plastic utensils New pillow cases and twin through queen size sheet sets New bath towels New hair brushes, conditioner, deodorant, body wash, razors, feminine hygiene products Cash donations If you have donations, contact Judy Hood. We are collecting donations for our Fall Accessories Boutique to be held Saturday, November 3. To donate jewelry, call Elaine Deeter 520-825-5388 or Linda Wilkes 520-3952370; for purses, Jane Fairchild 520-909-5069; for shoes, Kathy Hrdy 520-825-4723; for designer jackets and scarves, Karen Koch 520-825-4450. Our next meeting will be Tuesday, September 11, 9 AM, WC3.

Help Collate the Tipster Once a month, residents are needed to insert flyers into the Tipster. Receive your Tipster early, share refreshments with us at the Auditorium. Usually the work is performed on the last business day of the month at approximately 10:45 AM. Call Dave or Tempe Johnson 520-825-6994.


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

Summer is upon us, but fall is around the corner. Join us on Friday, October 19, 6-9:30 PM, Auditorium, for our Harvest Ball. Just an easy night of ballroom dancing to songs that everyone knows and loves. BYOB and snacks. The club will provide cups, limited snacks and water. $5 pp for members and $10 pp for nonmembers. Think about joining us as a member. Bring some friends with you for a great evening. Tickets will be on sale October 4 and 5 in the Activity Center. More to come in October Tipster.

Folk Dance Club of SCOV Summer Coordinator Don Teiser 520-333-2525 Fri., 10-11:30 AM, AFC/Studio 2 Folk dancing is more fun than a treadmill and excellent exercise for balance, mindfulness, muscle and mood. For most dances we hold hands in a circle performing non-gymnastic steps to the sometimes strange but fascinating music and rhythms of diverse cultures (including our own). Neither partner nor prior experience needed. Typical dance session consists of 12-15 mostly easy folk dances always preceded by instructions. Drop by to see if this internationally popular dance form is right for you and/or see us in action by doing a Google search on FDCSCOV YouTube.

Jazz & More! Glory Lamb 805-698-3887 First Thu., Aug., 1:30-3 PM, Dance Studio

Jazz & More resumes on Thursday, September 6, 1:30-2:30 PM. Welcome back dancers. New dancers, put on some smooth-soled shoes and learn basic shim-sham, Latin moves and Fosse-style jazz routines to music that'll get you moving. Come early to sign up or sign in. $35 for three months, or $5 per class. It's all good, it's all fun.

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Line - Sunliners Pres. Siva Raven 505-469-7505 Membership Karen Caldwell; website

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

Classes: Our Saturday classes, Intermediate (9-10 AM) and Beginner (10:15-11:15 AM), are with professional instructor Deanna Berthiaume. All professional classes are prepaid on a monthly basis. The cost is $20-$25 depending on the number of Saturdays. They are held in the Auditorium. Join us. We are a fun, energetic, co-ed group. Membership in the club is $10 per year, required for all activities. Upcoming Classes: Welcome Back Refresher Classes will be held in October. These classes are scheduled for the following dates and times: Saturday, October 6, 11:30 AM-12:15 PM, AFC Thursday, October 11, 2-3 PM, Auditorium Saturday, October 20, 11:30 AM-12:15 PM, Auditorium Saturday, October 27, 11:30 AM-12:15 PM, Auditorium Social: Our next social will be held Saturday October 13, 6-9 PM, Auditorium. Socials are typically held the second Saturday in February, April, June, August, October, and December (holiday event). Fun Friday Dance: Our next Fun Friday dance will be held September 7, 6:30-8:30 PM, Auditorium. Practices: Monday – Dance Studio 7-8 PM Beginners - Barbara Hall and Lynne Nelson Wednesday – Dance Studio 2-3 PM Open Dance Transition to Intermediate with Margaret Whitson will resume October 10 3-4 PM Beginners - Lynne Nelson Thursday – Auditorium 3-4 PM Intermediate - Karen Caldwell and Cherry Harper 4-5 PM Beginner - Karen Caldwell and Cherry Harper Check for any additional changes in the calendar section of our website.

Come join us at our next rock and roll dance, Hippie Fest, with the band East to West on Saturday, September 15. The doors to the Auditorium open at 6:15 PM and the music is from 7-10 PM. It is BYOB Photo by Mark Wheeler and snacks, if you wish. Dessert will be catered. Hippie attire is always fun if you want to flash back to those days. See you on the dance floor and Rock On. Special Note: Members who do not renew their membership with the club by the end of September will be removed from the club roster.

Ticket sales for members only, Tue., Sep. 4, 9-10:30 AM, Activity Center Lobby. Tickets for everyone else, Thu., Sep. 6, 9-10:30 AM, Activity Center Lobby. Tickets for members are $15 pp and $20 pp for nonmembers.


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Western - Kactus Kickers Pres. Alan Walker 509-430-6343 Membership Ellen LeVee 509-438-4284 email:

In July we started using the Kactus Kickers (KK) dedicated email address. Many of you did not receive the emails announcing the dance. The group email was sent using the “blind copy” (Bcc) option. By having the distribution list (contact list) emails all on the Bcc line, your personal information is not visible and anyone who responds to the email will be responding to the single “to” address. This also prevents our contact list being copied and used by a third party. Unfortunately, many email programs treat a Bcc address as spam or junk. We attempted to send individual emails, but Gmail also protects you by preventing someone from sending out multiple emails in a short period of time. For those of you who received and responded to the early August KK email, please disregard. If you did not and wish to be on the mailing list for upcoming events, please send an email to We appreciate your patience as we get the kinks out. Our goal is to have a single source for both providing event details and a single email for you to use to contact the KK board.

Exercise Aqua Tone Marcia Polley 520-818-9073 Irmel Wheeler 520-334-0957 Tue., Thu., Sat., 8 AM, AFC/Pool

Aquatone is a toning water workout that incorporates a variety of rhythmic body movements performed in the water. This aquatic exercise class enhances cardiovascular fitness and muscular endurance. We meet Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, 9 AM in the winter, 8 AM in the summer at the AFC pool. There is no fee to join the club or the class. The teachers are club member volunteers. Being able to do a basic swim stroke is very helpful. Items used in the class are buoys, board, noodle, ball and fitness band. Most are available at the pool. A band can be purchased from Marcia for $5. We assign an experienced member to a newcomer to help with learning the various movements. You will get a good workout in a fun class.

Arthritis Water Pres. Susan Landwer 520-834-9667 Sec. Jane Myerson Instructor: Dawn Simske, Arthritis Foundation trained Mon., Wed., Fri., 10:15 AM Apr.-Oct.; 1:30 PM Nov.-Mar., AFC/Pool Come join us for gentle water exercises specifically designed by the Arthritis Foundation to help with range of motion and to relieve stiffness and pain. These exercises are great for arthritis, fibromyalgia, replaced hips and knees, etc. Classes are led by Dawn or students trained by her.

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

It’s “back to school” time for your body. We have classes that will prepare your muscles and joints to help you do all those activities you enjoy – with greater endurance, strength, balance and flexibility.


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Professional instructor, Sally Martinez, has been our teacher for 23 years and is expert at working with seniors. She’s both inspiring and encouraging. You’ll be amazed at how good you’ll feel. New members are always welcome–men and women. Your get-acquainted class is free. Annual dues are $3. Class tickets are a bargain: Only $30 for 12 classes.

Fitness Swim Contact: Dave Goodman Formal workouts suspended during summer months

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

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

Summer is a great time to commit to a core strengthening exercise routine. Why not try Pilates? Small summer classes offer a great opportunity to learn. Even 40 years after his death, the Joseph Pilates exercise system is in high demand. Fortunately, SCOV offers these Pilates mat classes twice per week on Mondays and Thursdays. The benefits that come from performing specific strengthening and stretching exercises strengthen the body's core muscles, those of the abdomen and back. The exercises increase spine mobility and build flexibility. More benefits include better balance and muscle tone plus increased stamina. Because the classes are designed for seniors, all exercises can be modified and are taught by two experienced instructors. The cost is only $8/class with annual club dues of $20 pp. Please join us or just come by and watch. Call Mary.

Tai Chi Co-Chairs Gail Barr 303-995-7485 Karen Reich 520-403-2764 Thu., 10-11:30 AM, AFC/Studio 1

A free introduction to Tai Chi class will be held Thursday, October 4, 10 AM, AFC Studio 1. Our regular 10-week class session begins the following Thursday. Many medical professionals now recom- Instructors Donna and Jose playfully demonstrate using tai chi mend tai chi to for self defense. Mitchell Small photo help their patients improve balance, prevent falls, and improve breathing. In our classes we not only enjoy learning tai chi form, we also increase flexibility and strength. We even learn to re-


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duce stress. Our instructors, Jose Hernandez-Rivera and Donna Drazenovich, teach us how to apply tai chi principles to our daily lives. Newcomers, please contact one of our co-chairs for class details.

Yoga Co-Pres. Dick Martin 520-825-0731, Linda Caravello 520-603-5042 See class schedule below The yoga class schedule for September follows. Note that a new 8:15 AM class has been added on Wednesdays in the Dance Studio/Activity Center and that the start dates and locations for classes vary. • Monday, 8:30-10 AM, AFC/Studio 1&2, starts September 17, with Maria Mendola • Tuesday, 10:45 AM-Noon, AFC/Studio 1&2, continues through the fall, with Torrey Postal • Wednesday, 8:15-9:30 AM, Activity Center/Dance Studio, starts September 19, with Leah Hood • Wednesday, 10:30-11:45 AM, Chair Yoga, Activity Center/Dance Studio, starts October 3, with Kathy Kuser • Thursday, 10:30-11:45 AM, Chair Yoga, Activity Center/ Dance Studio, starts September 13, with Kathy Kuser • Friday, 8:15-9:30 AM, AFC/Studio 1&2, starts September 21, with Maria Mendola Yearly club membership of $5 payable by check required; classes are $7 each and payable in cash. Beginners welcome; classes structured for all levels. Bring mats and props you require. Yoga promotes balance, flexibility and inner peace.

Games Bridge Duplicate Bridge

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

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

Pres. Margot Rothenbuecher 520-825-9288 Mon., 1-3:30 PM, Catalina Vista/Mt. Kimball

Play social bridge in a friendly setting. We welcome new members. Marathon Bridge

Dave Johnson 520-825-6994

If planning to play in Marathon Bridge this season, you need to sign up by Friday, September 21. Once a month from October through April, we will be playing rubber bridge sets between a host and guest pair; game to be played at the host residence. Entry/prize fee for seven months of games is $15 pp. Contact Dave or Tempe Johnson, 520-825-6994.

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Mixed Social Bridge

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

We welcome new players. Everyone who comes will have a seat at a table. Come solo or bring a partner. We have coffee and have a good time. We can play until 11:30 AM, but each table decides when they want to quit. Partners Tuesday Night Bridge

Pres. Dave and Pat Brown; Treas. Jim Goodwin; Sec. Judy Bjorling Tue., 6:30 PM, Activity Center/Navajo/Hohokam

We've had six or seven tables all summer. We expect more in September. At $1 pp, there will be even more money to be given the top scorers at the end of the evening. Grab your favorite bridge player and join us by 6:20 PM to get your assigned table. Who knows? You might even bid and make a grand slam, causing flashbulbs to go off and the club's treasurer to hand over $10. Practice Bridge

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

Co-Pres. Rikki Harvey 520-219-5872, Kay Jacobs 520-825-8525 Wed., 12:15 PM, Activity Center/Navajo

It’s summertime and the bridge playin’ is easy. Everyone is welcome at our tables. Arrive by noon because play begins promptly at 12:15 PM. You don’t need a partner but bring 50¢ for prize money. You are gonna like us. We play six hands then change partners, and rounds are timed to keep play moving. Come join us. Annual dues are only $3 pp.

Bunco Fern 520-825-8127, Pat 520-825-7198 Fourth Tue., 1-4 PM, Desert Oasis/Ocotillo Cribbage Robert Hines 520-825-2208 Mobile 520-240-1375 First and Third Thu., 6:30 PM, Catalina Vista/Pusch Ridge Euchre Judee and Art Wickersham 520-245-1357 Becky and Kevin Reiley 815-631-0788 Bonnie and Wayne Klenda 509-548-5315 Mon., Meet 5:45 PM, Play 6 PM, Desert Oasis/Ocotillo

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

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

We invite all to come and join us for a fun game of Five Crown. It takes about an hour to play a game. Bring some dimes and a couple quarters with you. We play for a dime each hand, so you may go home with a pocket full of dimes or empty pockets, depends on how lucky you are. It's such an easy game to play and so much fun, please come and give us a try.

Gin Rummy Rosemary Dalla Rosa 520-825-1982 Thu. and Sat., 9 AM, Desert Oasis/Ocotillo Good group, fun times. Anyone interested in joining us is welcome to give it a try. We have plenty of people who are willing to help you learn the rules for low-stakes team play.

Mah Jongg Kathleen Anderson 520-825-2771; Joyce Unger 520-825-8069 Thu., 1 PM, Desert Oasis

We are here all summer, so join us for a cool game of Mah Jongg. Dues are $5 and were due July 1. Exact change (cash) is appreciated.

Women’s Pan (Panguingue) Claudia Case 206-579-6500 Mon., Fri., 1-4 PM, Wed., 9 AM-12:30 PM, Desert Oasis/Saguaro

Pan (Panguingue) is an enjoyable and interesting card game. Come watch us play at any session. If you like what you see, we’ll teach you to play.

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

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

5¢ per player and chooses the game. Absolute requirements are to leave politics and religion at the door and enjoy three hours of no-hassle understandable poker. We welcome new players. Bring nickels, dimes and quarters. Call Joe if you would like to review rules of play before your first game. Please show up at 5:30 PM, so we can start playing by 5:45 PM.

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

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

We meet year-round starting from the Vistoso Community Church parking lot at 1200 E. Rancho Vistoso Blvd. (behind the Fire Station) to enjoy an unparalleled combination of amazing desert vistas and ever-improving infrastructure of bike lanes and dedicated paths. New riders are always welcome. A monthly schedule of our 20-60 mile rides is available on our website. Our well-tested loop routes support a wide variety of abilities and usually include a mid-ride coffee stop. We also offer a mountain bike option on Wednesdays, which most often heads out into the Tortolita rangelands. Tuesday morning, our Women on Wheels (WOW) group takes somewhat shorter rides closer to SCOV. In addition, we hold a number of social events each season.

Poker Dealer’s Choice Poker

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

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

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

We play easy going informal poker with low stakes. Games are all high only, five card draw, five card stud, seven card stud, Texas hold ‘em, Omaha, and criss/iron cross. No dues. Bring your own refreshments. Cards provided. Dealer antes


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Billiards Pres. Jim Baker 520-495-9611 Mon.-Fri., Noon-4 PM, Catalina Vista/Billiards

Three pool tables will have their cushions replaced and new felt installed before the end of summer. A big thanks to Mike Connoy for all of his hard work in getting our tables recovered. Anyone interested in playing should stop by the Billiard room in Catalina Visa during club hours of Noon-4 PM, Monday through Friday.

Don’t miss the Annual Arts & Crafts Festival Saturday, October 6, Activity Center

Rag dolls by Bev Fairful


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Birders Group Mona Connoy 520-818-7923 Next planning meeting Fri., Sep. 28, 4 PM, Catalina Vista/Art Studio

No birding trips are scheduled during the hot summer months from June through September.

The familiar American Robin lives mainly high in the mountains of southeastern Arizona. Photo on Mt. Lemmon by Steve Holmes Bocce Elaine Scop: website: Mon., Wed., Fri., 7 PM, Bocce Courts Join us for summer Bocce. We play at 7 PM, so plan to show up about 6:45 PM. Thunderstorms should be over soon.

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

We resume meeting in October. Guests are welcome to attend a free session, and members pay $5/year.

Hiking For required orientation hike, call Meg Gerken 520-638-7204 For E hikes, call Duane Hutchens 520-825-7235 Visit our website to see all scheduled hikes.

Fall officially arrives this month, and the weather should be starting to cool down. It is time to think about getting out on the trails again, especially if you have taken a break because of the heat this summer. Some of you will be returning from your summer away, ready to enjoy our beautiful desert and mountain hikes as well. So dust off those poles, ready your packs and other equipment, and check our website for hikes you want to take. There are hikes scheduled for all levels of hiking ability, something for everyone.

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

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

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Pickleball Pres. Jeff Rusch VP Membership Dave Burnham The summer has been hot, but that doesn’t stop our club members from playing seven days a week. We just play early, from 6:30-9:30 AM and again after sundown on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursday nights. The ladies also play on Monday and Wednesday evenings. What other clubs meet every day of the year and five nights per week? Our Pickleball Club is growing; now 390+ members. Why does this game attract so Points the way to our courts and fun! many people? It has to be fun as well as great exercise. Some say that it is like "Cheers," where everybody knows your name. There is much social interaction as evidenced by the club pizza party in July and the club tournament that was held in August. Members reap many benefits for only $10 pp each year. Winter schedule starts November 1. Come join us: free lessons and free loaner paddles. Contact Dave Burnham, VP Membership.

POP Tennis Pres. Barbara Satterly 520-825-8965 Treas./Membership Janell Raty 530-401-2477 Tue., Thu., Sat., 7-11 AM, Desert Oasis Courts

Playing POP Tennis has advantages for those who enjoy a bit more competition. Current and former professional tennis players, such as Maria Sharapova, Andy Roddick, John McEnroe and others have played POP tennis for fun. POP Tennis helps improve your tennis game, especially hand-eye coordination, reaction time, court movement, groundstrokes and volleying. A few years ago, the World Singles POP Tennis Championship was held in Las Vegas in conjunction with a men’s ATP World Tour professional tennis tournament and a number of pro tour tennis players entered. Capturing the men’s World Singles POP Tennis title was top tennis pro Gael Monfils, currently ranked No. 25 on the ATP World Tour. POP Tennis will bring people to tennis, keep people playing tennis and bring people back to tennis.

Racquetball Pres. Michael Pidone 520-825-2369 VP. Al Lichaa 520-606-8829 Sec/Tres. Hart Wagner 520-825-4175 Mon., Wed., Fri., 8-11 AM, Racquetball Court, AFC This month we are featuring Hartmut Wagner (right). Hartmut has been a member for 14 years. He provided our club with his time, talent and encouragement. Hartmut has been our past president and secretary of the club. He and his wife Gretel are accomplished musicans and have entertained us at club socials. For those wishing to try racquetball, we have racquets, balls, and safety eye glasses. Come join us.


Table Tennis Co-Chairs, Ruth Mayer 520-818-0066 Francie Galbraith 520-447-5834

We have play at all levels of ability and welcome new players. If you have not played for a few years, we will help you get back your game with some instruction. It is a great way to keep fit and flexible. Tables are at Catalina Vista and paddles and balls are available. Hours of Club Play

Women Men/Women Open Play Open Club Play

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

Tennis Pres. Larry Wall 248-701-1044 Treas. Bill Hasselbach 520-260-7614 Men's tennis, Tue., Thu., Sat., 7-11 AM, Al Burdi 520-818-3516 Ladies tennis, Mon., Wed., Fri., 7-11 AM, Jane Leonard 616-847-1527 Suzanne Kellam 401-952-5911; Mixed doubles, Sun., 1-3 PM, Sally Schuneman 520-331-6543

The weather is still hot, but tennis continues. Our club is active throughout the summer season with more seasonal hours. The board does not meet again until October, but we're thinking about and planning future events for our active club. Come on down and sweat a little. Have a great time.

Wallyball and Water Volleyball Pres. Wallyball Rep. Rich Hoskins 520-825-0614 Vice Pres. Water Volleyball Rep. Brian Goff 520-825-7232 Recreational Water Volleyball: Sun. and Thu., 1-3 PM, Desert Oasis/Pool Competitive Water Volleyball: Mon., 1-3 PM, Desert Oasis/Pool Wallyball: Tue. and Fri., 1-3 PM, AFC/Racquetball Court

Come on in, the water is fine. Whether recreational or competitive, water volleyball is a great way to get exercise while having fun. If you are curious, wallyball is volleyball played on a racquetball court. Using the walls makes for some interesting shots. New members are always welcome. May the volleys be long and the games close.

Don’t miss the Annual Arts & Crafts Festival Saturday, October 6, Activity Center

Gourd art by Elaine Woods

Carved gourd by Carmelita Martin


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

Sun., Sep. 9, Brunch and Brew. Brunch at Teaspoon Restaurant and tours of Hamilton Distillery and Dragoon Brewing. $77 pp., Carol Guibert, 520-404-1462 Tue., Oct. 16, Kitt Peak. Self-guided tour of 3 telescopes and box lunch. Kathy Garver, 520-345-2188 Sat., Oct. 27, Erma Bombeck at Wit's End at Arizona Theater. $50 pp. Deena Harris, 520-818-6298 Wed., Nov. 14, Butterfly Wonderland and OdySea Aquarium in Scottsdale with lunch at the Talking Stick. $96 pp. Laura Suchocki, 520612-7226 Sun., Dec. 9, Annual Christmas party catered by Culinary Design Wed., Dec.19, The Duttons Be sure to bring your checkbook to every meeting.

RV Club - Sundowners Bill Hale 503-222-7000 Brad Taylor 520-989-0504

Are you ready, willing and able? No, this is not a solicitation letter from Uncle Sam, this is the September theme for our Sundowners RV Club Tipster article. Are you ready? Our first meeting of the season is scheduled for Monday, October 8, 9 AM at Catalina Vista. Your $20 annual membership dues are payable at this meeting. Bring your checkbook or cash. Treasurer Vern Barr will be happily collecting funds throughout our meeting. Are you willing? Trip Chair Nancy Bern’s Trip Advisory Subcommittee has identified your club is in serious need of additional Wagonmasters. It’s not as difficult as it may appear. Vic and Joy Huxtable hold periodic training classes for interested couples. The next class, date to be determined, for 4-5 couples is anticipated to be held in November. Besides formal training offered by Vic and Joy, members of the subcommittee and experienced Wagonmasters are available as a resource for newbies. Are you able? The meeting always starts at 9 AM, but for new and prospective members, come early and enjoy the camaraderie over coffee and sweets and perhaps pick up a few “lightly used” RV treasures at our infamous sale table.

Town of Oro Valley

Upcoming Dispose-a-Med Events Oro Valley Police Department Community Resource Unit accepts unused medications on Tuesday, September 11, 9-11 AM, at SCOV Activity Center. Wednesday, October 3, 9 AM-Noon, Fry's, 10450 N. La Cañada. Saturday, October 27, 10 AM-2 PM, Fry's, 10661 N. Oracle Rd. Donations of canned food are also welcomed at these events for donation to Interfaith Community Services.


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Work Part Time Looking for some part-time work that will allow you to help others? The Town of Oro Valley is looking for part-time transit drivers at $12.90/hour. You’ll be transporting elderly and disabled residents from their homes to locations and appointments in a safe and timely manner. No previous experience is necessary, but candidates must have a clean driving record and an Arizona driver’s license. This is an hourly position (under 19 hours per week) and is non-benefit eligible. For complete details, visit and scroll down to Transit Drivers. You may also call 520-229-4753.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Catalina Public Library Art Lovers Book Club SCOV Library and Saddlebrooke Library are co-sponsoring an Art Lover's Book Club which meets from 10:30 AMNoon the second Friday of each month. While it normally meets at Dewhirst Catalina Public Library, 15631 N. Oracle Rd., Catalina, for the month of October only it will meet at the Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Dr., Oro Valley. On Friday, October 12, we will be discussing Clara and Mr. Tiffany by Susan Vreeland. It is available at all three libraries. Upcoming titles include: Rodin’s Lover by Heather Webb, and In Sunlight and Shadow by Lawrence Block. We hope you will join us.

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

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

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

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

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

Vistoso Helpful Hands Barb McNeill 520-825-0677

Vistoso Helpful Hands (VHH) is a neighbors-helpingSCOV-neighbors organization with caregiver relief, transportation, animal care, handyman services, light housekeeping or yard care, paper work organization, call check and running errands. If you would like to volunteer, please fill out an application at the Welcome Center. Call or email Barb for more information. For VHH assistance, call 520-447-0077. If we do not answer, leave your name and number for a call back.

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

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

YOTO/Northwest Auxiliary Kris Cohen 520-818-2582 Won't you join us in positively impacting Tucson's future? Your gift to Youth On Their Own (YOTO) will support over 1,700 homeless and at-risk youth who are struggling to stay in school. It is not too late to donate school supplies, personal care items or checks made out to YOTO for the Back to School campaign to help the students YOTO serves get ready for the fall term. Bring all donations to the collection site in the lobby of The Gaslight Music Hall lobby through October 1 or call Kris Cohen to make arrangements to pick up.


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Sun City Oro Valley Scrapbook Resident-submitted photos.

Catalina State Park Concert Series Music in the Mountains Concert Series holds one concert each month during the summer. Join us at Catalina State Park Saturday, September 1, 6 PM, and enjoy Treehouse Fire, an Americana/folk-rock band specializing in music in the vein of Neil Young, the Beatles, Bob Segar, and Bob Dylan interspersed with original material. All-day admission to the park is $7 per vehicle (up to four adults) and includes the concert. NARFE Chapter 1874 Current and retired Federal employees, spouses, guests, and visitors are invited to join NARFE Chapter 1874 for our monthly meeting. The next meeting will be Monday, September 17, 11:30 AM, Golden Corral Restaurant, 6865 N. Thornydale Dr. (Senior lunch menu, $8.79 pp.) Contact Rosie King for information 520-400-3456. Oro Valley Theatre Company The Odd Couple–Female Version, an adaption of the Neil Simon classic directed by Judi Rodman, will be presented November 14 and 15 at 6 PM, and November 18 at 2 PM at The Gaslight Music Hall, 13005 N. Oracle Rd. Get your tickets early at or 520-529-1000.

Volunteer Opportunities Eagles Wings of Grace Eagles Wings of Grace, Int’l is a 501(c)(3) faith-based organization that helps disadvantaged women move from devastation to destiny after life-altering situations such as addiction, homelessness, abuse, and incarceration. Our mission is to elevate all women to a position of economic freedom. We provide clothing services, mentoring, and continuing education to the women in our community through referrals from over 65 organizations: private and public, church groups, and schools. We have many opprtunities for group and individual volunteers. Contact Tameika Symonds,, 520-906-9915,

Monsoon night by John Welch

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

Don’t miss the Annual Arts & Crafts Festival Saturday, October 6, Activity Center

Pendants by Curt Gates Texas Rangers by Dave Perkins


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

BR=Bedroom; BA=Bath; BBQ=Barbecue; N/S=No Smoking; N/P=No Pets; W/D=Washer and Dryer; LR=Living Room; DR=Dining Room; FR=Family Room; AZRM=Arizona Room; FP=Fireplace; Stainless Steel= S/S; WiFi=Wireless Internet Service. Classified Advertising $10/ad • Deadline 10th of the Month. HELP WANTED: Outside sales representative. Truly Nolen is seeking top notch individuals to join our Truly Talent Team. You will be responsible for uncovering prospective new customers and performing inspections. Must be self-motivated with a strong sense to succeed. Valid AZ driver's license and good driving record. Location is in Catalina, 16647 N. Oracle Rd. Apply FOR SALE: Deluxe wine cooler. Dimensions: approximately 32” high and 19” wide; depth of 23.” The cooler’s pull out wood shelves hold 30 bottles of wine. This deluxe cooler has two temperature zones to ensure your favorite wines are stored to perfection. $80. Contact Greg Franklin at 520-433-1673. FOR RENT: Rate reduced due to late cancellation, Sep.-Dec. 2018. Newly updated. King in master, great view of mountains and golf course. Rent this fall and have privilege for winter 2020. For pictures and pricing, call Jan at 636-357-8817 or email FOR RENT: Open plan, upgraded/expanded 1,550 sq. ft., 2 BR/2BA. King in master, queen in guest room. WiFi, tile floors, nicely furnished. Quiet, private enclosed back yard with outdoor living, BBQ, fireplace. Covered patio with fan and furniture. Resort-style living amenities of SCOV. N/S, N/P. Available Nov and Dec. 2018, one month min. For more info and photos, FOR RENT: Popular expanded 1,573 sq. ft. 2 BR/2 BA Silver Creek model. Open floor plan with tile and carpet, ceiling fans in every room. Fully furnished including king in master, queen in guest, reclining couch in living room, smart TV. Includes utilities, WiFi, cable, W/D, BBQ on covered patio with ceiling fan. Fully enclosed back yard. N/S, N/P. Available Sep. thru Nov. 2018 and May thru Jun. 2019. Email or call 636-544-1706. FOR RENT: 13798 Lobelia Way, 2 BR/3 BA + Den, 1,900 sq. ft., newly updated. 2 master bedrooms with full baths, 1 queen and 1 king. Full views from new kitchen, living room, den and bedroom. Fresh paint and tile throughout. All utilities,cable and WiFi included. $2,100/Sep., $2,500/Oct., $3,500/Nov., Apr., May. Contact AJ, 708-363-2417 or Betty, 847-494-3589. FOR RENT: Oct. Nov., Dec. 2018 and May-Dec. 2019 (30 day min.) 14022 N. Trade Winds Way in SCOV, 1,200 sq. ft. Sweeping mountain views from back yard. Large covered/furnished patio w/BBQ. Newly painted, updated kitchen, new appliances, furniture, linens and tableware. King in master, queen in guest room. Utilities, cable, WiFi, NP/NS. Rates/Pic available. Contact: Margaret at FOR RENT: Available now. Beautifully furnished 3 BR/2 BA (1 king, 1 queen, 1 twin) bright, clean, open floor plan Claridge model on former model home street. Private, enclosed southern backyard with hot tub/pool, covered patio, front courtyard, mountain views, 2 car garage. Smart TV, WiFi. Discount for SCOV. Pets considered. Photos available. Call Cindy 520-955-3028. FOR RENT: New on the rental market starting January 2019. Beautifully upgraded and furnished 2BR/2½ BA, plus office, private enclosed backyard, large covered patio and spectacular Catalina mountain views. King in master; queen in guest. Includes utilities, W/D, BBQ, WiFi/cable/flat screen TV, 30-day minimum. N/S. $3,000/month. Pictures available. Contact Dale 208-660-3937.

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FOR RENT: 14461 N. Sky Trail, 2 BR/2 BA, new S/S appliances, paint, carpet and tile. Owner pays utilities, cable, WiFi. Tastefully furnished and equipped. Small pet friendly, N/S, 30-day min. lease. Email, call Craig or Mary 520-271-5814. Please use this link for pictures, rates, reservation calendars and other information: FOR RENT: Enjoy privacy and sweeping mountain views from this 2 BR/2 BA home. Open AZRM with separate DR and kitchen nook. Amenities include digital cable TV in AZRM and 2 BRs and WiFi. Split model for added privacy; BBQ, ceiling fans, kitchen appliances, W/D and linens. Rentals available 10/26/18 forward except 1/7-4/7/19. N/P and N/S policy. Photos are available upon request. Call Larry at 949-244-0210. FOR RENT: Beautiful vacation home in SCOV. 2 BR/2 BA. Great views of the Santa Catlina Mountains. Fully furnished, includes utilities, WiFi, cable, covered patio, one king bed, one queen, W/D, all linens, utensils, BBQ, garage. Backs up to wash for extra views and privacy. Available Oct., Nov. and Dec. only. Please email malder13@ or call Martha at 520-395-1948. FOR RENT: Townhouse, completely renovated, with new baths and new granite and S/S in kitchen. Patio with mtn view, BBQ. New furnishings with queen in master, twins in guest BR and leather sectional with queen. W/D, WiFi, cable included. Available Nov.-Dec. 2018, Jan.-Feb. 2019 (2 months only) and May-Dec. 2019. Contact 207751-2890 or FOR RENT: 2 BR/2 BA furnished home in SCOV. King in master, queen in guest bedroom. DISH TV, WiFi, N/S, N/P. Covered patio with great views, golf cart included. Oct. and Nov., $2,700; Dec., $3,000. For pictures call Steve 989-578-9477 or email FOR RENT: Tastefully upgraded and furnished throughout. 2 BR/2 BA. Queen in master, full in guest room. Greet and meet neighbors and watch the sunset while enjoying Catalina Mountain view from courtyard/patio. Within walking distance of the Activity Center and all recreational amenities. 2-month minimum, $2,700/mo. Sep.-Nov.; $3,200/mo. Dec.-Apr.; $1,500/mo. May-Aug. Year around considered. N/S, N/P. For more information and photos, contact WANTED TO RENT: Retired Illinois couple with SCOV references, looking to rent 2 bedroom house in SCOV for March 2019. Contact or text or call Craig at 815-307-1141. HOUSE WATCH: Jay's Home Watch with TLC "I'll be there for you when you're not." I water plants inside and out, check on your house at least once a day, and bring in mail, packages and newspapers. Jay Leutenberg, all-year resident. Call 520-818-0016, email BUYING: A curious collector would like to buy watches, old photos, war relics, 19th and 20th century family and estate items, antiques, jewelry, coins, silver and much more. Anything unusual or nostalgic. I like to look and love to buy. Exceptional prices paid. 520-529-2984.

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