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The Official Publication of the Dobson Ranch Homeowners Association

July 15, 2018

Table of Contents

July 2018


HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION The Dobson Association Administration Office 2719 S Reyes, Mesa, AZ 85202 480-831-8314 Administration Hours Monday through Friday 8 am - 5 pm Closed Saturday and Sunday La Casita Recreation Center 2719 S Reyes, Mesa, AZ 85202 480-831-7464 Saratoga Recreation Center 2345 S Saratoga

Hydration Campaign Page 5 Your Neighborhood | 1

Home & Garden | 6

Message from the Association President A Message from the Editor Things to Know 2018 Assessment Splash Dollar$ & $ense CC&R Notices Hydration Campaign Kick off 6/4/18

Landscaping Tips Architectural Applications June 2018 Home Sales 2018 Garden Club Tea

Recreation Happenings | 8 Message from the Recreation Director Facility Hours Clean Up, Shred, Garage Sale Swim Lessons 14th Annual Dobson Ranch Golf Tournament Summer Camp 6/12/18 Outdoor Expo and Kids Fishing Tournament Fall Break Camp Halloween Spooktacular Recreation Classes Event Venue Rentals Dobson Ranch Tennis Academy Harkins Movie Tickets Raquetball Courts New Tennis Pro 2018 Boat Permits and Fishing Licenses on Sale Sunsplash Dobson Ranch Pontoon Tour/Ride Information Table and Chairs Rental Diamondback Tickets Movie 6/27/18 Summer Camp Diamond Backs 6/13/18 Valhalla Community Magazines

Clubs | 18 Retirees Club Retirees Schedule Women’s Club Summer Slowdown Hits Pickleball at The Ranch Dobson Ranch Democrats and Friends Club Dobson Ranch Republicans

In the Community | 22 Programs at Dobson Ranch Library Summer Safety Tips City of Mesa Helps Electric Customers During Summer Months Mesa and ASU Partner to Add More Higher Education Programs Downtown Energy Safety is Part of Keeping Our Homes Safe Sign up for Summer Reading Programs at Mesa Public Library MCC Performing Arts “All Shook Up” The 5th Annual Beta Dance Festival Selects 2018 Choreographers Wilson Elementary’s “Recycled Jellyfish” Art Work on Display at i.d.e.a. Museum

In Every Issue | 28 Classifieds At Your Service Monthly Calendar

The official publication of the Dobson Ranch Homeowners Association This magazine is delivered to all homeowners in the Dobson Ranch Homeowners Association on a monthly basis. This magazine is also distributed to surrounding businesses and office complexes. You have received this publication because your HOA believes you take pride in your home environment and community. This magazine provides you with HOA information and home product advertising that enhances your home comfort and increases the value of your home. We are always interested in your comments or suggestions. While efforts to ensure accuracy are exercised, the publisher assumes no liability for the information contained in either editorial or advertising content. The Dobson Ranch Homeowners Association does not endorse any commercial products or information that may be advertised in the newsletter.


Los Altos Recreation Center 2524 W Campo Alegre Please call 911 for reporting emergencies, vandalism, suspicious activity, etc. occurring on or to Dobson Ranch property. Dobson Ranch Urgent Assistance (broken sprinklers) 480-226-9597 SUB-ASSOCIATIONS Dobson Bay Club Dobson Bay Club, LLC 480-897-6161 Dobson Condos Red Mountain Management, LLC 480-641-6300 Dobson Glen Vision Community Services 480-759-4945 Dobson Greens Laurie Nichols 480-839-9079 Dobson Villas Peterson Company 480-513-6846 Laguna Village Tri-City Property Management 480-844-2224 Lake Park Village Tri-City Property Management 480-844-2224 The Landings Brown Community Management 480-539-1396 Legante Paseo Snow Property Services 480-635-1133 Water Works Vision Community Services 480-759-4945 Wood Creek Townhomes City Property 602-437-4777 CITY OF MESA Police Headquarters/Info 480-644-2324 Fiesta Patrol Division 480-644-2614 Non Emergency Policy 480-644-2211 Councilman Heredia Office 480-644-3003 Code Compliance 480-644-2061 Animal Control 480-644-2268 Reporting animal cruelty/ Barking 480-644-2211\ IMPORTANT NUMBERS Green Pool Issue 602-506-6616 Crime Prevention/Neighborhood Watch 480-644-2539 AZ Blue Stake 602-263-1100 Salt River Project 602-236-8888

Ranchers’ Roundup is the official publication of the Dobson Ranch Homeowners Association The articles and comments in this monthly publication are intended to inform, illustrate or provide explanation to members of the Association and do not necessarily serve as official opinions of the board of directors, staff nor its members. As such, we do not make any representation as to the validity or qualifications of any advertiser/contributor.

Your Neighborhood

July 2018


Message from the Association President By Ron Ricci Association President

The June 21, 2018 Board of Directors Open Session was the largest turnout this year. Your current Board has made changes in transparency and administration. Change can be uncomfortable, but the Board felt it was necessary. For transparency, head over to our website, www. and use the login. If you don’t have a user name and password, you will need to register. When you have access, go to the “Members” tab and find agendas and minutes. Please take the time to compare the minutes from older versions. The agenda, I will agree, appears to be lengthy. The new agenda contains “Discussion Items” and “Awaiting Action for Board Agenda”. These two items are a means to keep Residents and Board Members informed as to agenda items in the future. These two headings may have increased Resident requests and resulted in an increase in attendance. “Draft Minutes” are published about two weeks after the Open Session giving Residents information well in advance of the following session. The Final Minutes are published within a week after Board approval and correction. The appearance of a lack of transparency is apparent with our modern-day privacy statues. We are all familiar with HIPAA. We are not as familiar with employment privacy. This privacy includes all part-time employees and all full-time employees. Besides being President, I am still a Board member. All Board Members have duties that must be consistent with Arizona and Federal statutes, and all Board Members are elected to represent the Residents. Once elected, we receive privileged information which we cannot share. It is like a political campaign…The campaign is over, governing begins, and then reality sets in! Then the Board must abide by the statues and professional legal advice. I certainly understand Residents’ concerns with transparency about employment privacy. As President, I also have knowledge about Board Members which I cannot share. This is also a concern of mine since Residents should know but usually cannot know. From time to time, I have information that I cannot share with everyone. It is not something that I’m comfortable with, I simply don’t have a choice. I have been a Board Member for over four years. In that time, the number of Residents attending the Board Open Sessions regularly, has been less than about 12. Those in regular attendance, those that serve on committees, have the best insight. I have been on the Master Planning Committee. This committee reviews the Reserve Study, entertains ideas for future planning and is instrumental for the viability of anticipated projects. Due to Resident participation, the Los Altos expansion project, as well as many others, never went to the Board for a vote since the Association is responsible to maintain and preservation of our current assets and not to increase assets. Moreover, most items are discussed in a report to the Board, as each committee reports each month, with reasons why the committee decided to proceed or to not proceed. Residents that participated and Residents that attend regular Board meetings are aware of these items. I have not served on the Recreation Committee. However, I am aware of some incorrect comments. Previous Boards and current Boards are always searching for additional events. This

is what places Dobson Ranch above other HOAs. I am visiting with our clubs and asking: “What can the current Board do to help you?”. In addition, and this is where some confusion may have appeared. Each fall we have The Fall Festival, the previous Board decided to cancel the Fall Festival and replace it with a 45th anniversary celebration. The current Board decided to reinstate the Fall Festival, increase the Fall Festival budget slightly and combine the Fall Festival with a smaller 45th Anniversary Celebration in anticipation of our Golden Anniversary. Consequently, the 45th Anniversary, as a standalone event, was cancelled and replaced with a dual event, The Fall Festival and 45th Anniversary Celebration. Residents were present and included in the decision. There were no objections from Residents that were present at the Open Session as the decision was discussed and decided. Budget and Finance Committee: The 2019 assessment will be before our Budget and Finance Committee soon. Residents on this committee are well versed in finance. Their recommendation is how the Board decides on the final assessment. Although the Board has the ultimate decision, the Finance and Budget Committee has traditionally been the motivating force behind the final assessment decision. They meet at 6:30 pm at La Casita the Monday prior to the Board Open Session on the third Thursday of most months. The Bylaws: The Association did conduct an Ad/Hoc Committee Meeting on May 30 at 7pm to discuss The Bylaw Changes. It was like a “Townhall Meeting”. Normally, here is how the process works: An Ad/Hoc Committee is requested by the Board or anyone else and then Board members are appointed by the President. The committee keeps, rejects or makes changes. Then the results are sent to the Board for input and tentative approval. Finally, the changes go to legal for compliance. The new Board made a change in this policy. The Ad/Hoc committee is formed. The committee keeps, rejects or makes changes, then a “Townhall” type meeting is held, then the draft goes to the Board, and before the Board Votes, Residents have additional time to make comments or suggest changes and finally, it goes to Legal. The proposed Bylaw changes were discussed at an Ad/Hoc meeting on May 30th. I did attend the meeting and the meeting was extremely positive and beyond my expectations. Residents made changes and all discussed changes. Residents also recommended changes the Committee had not considered. Consequently, your Board is making an additional change. We will be using the heading: “Townhall Meeting” with the subject matter contained in the description. A recommendation by me is to have another Townhall Meeting for the Bylaws to answer your questions. Your Board will continue to look forward to Resident participation and the Board serving as a representative of Dobson Ranch Residents. As a former board member suggested, “All of us must work together to continue to make Dobson Ranch ‘The Best Place to Live’”. Now is the time to participate in committees and attend Open Session Board Meetings. It’s your Association.


July 2018

A Message from the Editor

Your Neighborhood

By Jeff Bump Ranchers’ Roundup Editor

Pool season is upon us and many Dobson Ranch residents are using our FOB system to access Dobson Ranch Recreation Centers and our amazing pools. What is a FOB? A FOB is our new keyless entry system that is used throughout the Dobson Association. How do you get a FOB? That’s easy simply come into our administrative building and fill out a FOB Homeowner form (also available online), provide and ID showing you are the homeowner and then you receive your two free FOB devices. You can also get a phone app in place of one of the FOBs. Need more than 2 FOBs? A homeowner can have up to 5 FOBs, the cost is $10 for additional ones. Owners must complete the Fob agreement. For more information, go to FOBs are easy to use and provide you with access to all the amazing recreation centers here at Dobson Ranch. Some of the regular features in this publication are open for content submission: If you live by a “Good Neighbor” or know someone with a “Green Thumb”, submit their information. Have you “Tried and Liked” a great business or eatery near Dobson Ranch? Let me know! There are great cooks in Dobson Ranch so send me your recipes. All other content and articles are considered on a space available basis and some restrictions may apply. Email editor@dobsonranch. com or call 480-831-8314 and for the editor. The necessary part: Letters and electronic correspondence will become the property of the Dobson Association, which assumes permission to publish and edit as necessary.

THINGS TO KNOW BOARD MEETING Want to know what is going on in the Association, meet the Board members, sign up for a committee, get to know your Ranch neighbors or voice an opinion? You can do all that at the Dobson Association Board of Directors meetings. Meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month at 7 pm at La Casita in the Grande room. The next date is July 19. All members are encouraged to attend. If you missed a meeting, you can get caught up with the President’s Message on page 1 or login to to read the minutes from previous meetings. For more information, please call 480-831-8314. FOBS ARE AVAILABLE Keyless entry fobs have replaced keys at Dobson Ranch common areas. Dobson Ranch homeowners or the designated agent can receive free of charge either two fobs or one fob and one smart phone app for the new keyless system. Visit to complete the Keyless System Agreement & Waiver form, or pick up a form at La Casita, prior to obtaining the fobs. Fobs will be available at La Casita Administration during normal business hours.



2018 Assessments

The Board of Directors has once again approved no increase to the Assessments for 2018. The assessment will remain at $138.60 quarterly ($554.40 annually). Thank you for your contribution in making Dobson Ranch “the best place to live!”. We are also excited to announce that our new Caliber software has officially been launched. Please note, your new coupons reflect your new account number. Please be sure to reference this new account number when sending in payments. As a reminder, assessments are due on the first day of each quarter; January, April, July, and October. A late fee of $15 will be charged quarterly if your payment is not received by the 20th day of the first month of each quarter. There are several options for paying your assessments: 1. Automatic monthly payments can be made through ACH (auto debit to your checking account). Please complete the form that can be found in the “Documents & Forms” tab on our website ( and return it to the administration office along with a voided check. ACH payments are run on the 5th of each month. The payment will continue to be drafted from your account until you give the Association notice to cancel the ACH. Please note that accounts on ACH will not receive future payment coupons. Notice of any assessment change will be published in the current year October or November issue of the Association’s official publication, the Ranchers’ Round Up. 2. Annual, Semi-Annual, or Quarterly payments can be made by check, cash, debit or credit card. Please note that debit or credit card payments cannot be accepted over the phone. Monthly payment is not an option through mail or drop off. 3. Using your bank card, credit card or e-check, automatic and onetime payments can be made at the Dobson Association website (, by clicking on the “Assessment Payment Portal” (green dollar bill on the front page of the site). If this is the first time you have made a payment on this site, it will be necessary to set up a “New User Account”. Please contact our office if you need assistance with setting up your payment. If you are currently setup on recurring payments through the payment portal, please be sure that your payments are set to continue through 2018. 4. You may also send in recurring payments if using automatic bill pay with your personal banking institution. When setting up the payment through your bill pay program, please be sure to reference your account number and property address to ensure proper credit to your account. If you have questions regarding the various payment options, please contact the administration office at 480-831-8314 for assistance.

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Your Neighborhood

July 2018



Dollar$ & $ense

By Craig A. Wilson

By Jeff Brosman

Water Management Director

Splash, splash goes the sound made as one drives through a waterfilled gutter. The driver knows full well a trip to the car wash will be needed to rinse off the water spots. Water in the gutter happens more often than one might think, be it a broken sprinkler head, an irrigation valve malfunction, or a swimming pool being drained. Guess which is the biggest waste of water. Some might say the car wash. Draining the swimming pool into the street is a big waste of water for so many reasons. One reason, the bill for the disposal of pool water has already been paid as part of the monthly water bill from the City of Mesa. That bill also includes a charge for waste water. The amount of the waste water bill is based upon the amount of fresh water taken in - on the assumption that what water goes into the home leaves the home via the sewer. In Mesa, the rate charged is based on 90% of the fresh water used in December through March, when little water is being used for irrigation. Not always true, but an economical way of establishing a charge for waste water. The water taken to fill the pool was paid for at the time the pool was filled. Also, at that time a charge was assessed to send that (waste) water down the sewer. Thus, the cost to discharge pool water down the sewer, even at a later date, has been already been paid by the homeowner. So, use the sewer connection to drain pool water. The pool water added to the sewer is a form of recycling. It helps flush the sewer to the water treatment plant. There, the water, pool water included, is recycled in several ways. The last of which is to send the water on to the Palo Verde nuclear generating station. Pool water drained to the curb mostly lays in the gutters until it evaporates. Some may end up in our lakes, but it is such a small amount, it is hardly noticed. To the fish, pool water may smell bad, but they just move away until the smell, i.e., the entrained pool chemicals dissipates. Then there is the added number of car washes needed to clean off those splash marks left from driving through the flooded gutters. We live in a desert where water must sustain a chain of users. It is called recycling and it must become part of our lives.

CC&R Notices


Association Treasurer

Hope you experienced a great Independence Day celebration. We certainly now are into the “dog” days of summer. By the time you are reading the Roundup, we are already deep into establishing our 2019 budget. As Treasurer, I have overall responsibility for establishing our annual budget, but it is much more than a one-man operation! So, allow me to share with you how we are formulating the Dobson Ranch 2019 Budget. In May I generated a “baseline” 2019 budget by using our 2018 budget as a starting point and making various adjustments. I sent this budget to the Budget and Finance Committee (B&F) for their perusal. Then in June, Associate Directors provided me with 2019 budget elements to consider and incorporate into the budget. Detailed information regarding a plethora of line items are all compiled to build what many would call a “bottoms up” or “zero-based” budget approach. Then, I will compare these “zero-based” line items with the line items from the preliminary budget buildup and make necessary adjustments. I will also scrutinize the 2018 Reserve Study Report and Capital Expenditure Plan to ascertain what levels of Reserve and Capital funding is necessary for the 2019 Budget. I will then recommend what the assessment rate should be for 2019 based upon the 2019 Budget and our current financial position. Then I will meet with our Associate Finance Director to collaborate and make further adjustments, including time-phasing each line item by month, and send the budget to the B&F. In August and/or September, the B&F will review the budget and recommend any changes. In September or October, a joint meeting of B&F and Board Members will be held to discuss, make any final adjustments, and recommend the budget for approval. As a minimum, the Board of Directors shall approve the 2019 assessment rate by the October Board meeting. The Budget will be approved by no later than the November Board Meeting. At that time, the Associate Finance Director will make any necessary final adjustments to monthly timephase each line item. Now the budget is ready for use. At least 18 different people will have played a role in its establishment. Thank you team. And remember, in six months we get to do it all over again! Stay cool and enjoy the rest of your summer.

July 2018

Your Neighborhood


Hydration Campaign Kick off 6/4/18


July 2018


Home & Garden

By Arizona Landscape Contractors’ Association, the Sustainable Landscape Management (SLM) and the Arizona Certified Landscape Professional (ACLP) programs

Right Plant, Right Place… We can’t say it enough. Yet it is common to see plants too wide for narrow strips of landscape planted in our landscape. Who is making the decision to plant the wrong plant for the site, or shall we say the ‘right plant,’ just in the wrong place? Here are a few considerations to discuss with your landscape professional before planting: • Mature size: is there enough space for the plant to grow, both in width and height without having to excessively prune to keep it small and compact? Check plant resources like the Western Garden book or local resources like the AMWUA website (http://www.amwua. org/plants/index.php) which lists mature sizes for many of our low-water use plants. Always research your plant before planting. • Growth habit: does it grow tall and upright or have a sprawling growth characteristic? Will you be forced to shear one side of the to get it to ‘fit’ into the space? Just because it appears upright when you buy it doesn’t mean it will continue to grow in this manner. • Environmental factors: can influence the ultimate size of a plant. Applying ample water to desert plants can promote excess growth of a shrub, causing it to ‘outgrow’ the size it would likely reach if it was watered more conservatively. Exposure may also cause a plant to grow abnormally: a sun-loving plant growing in the shade may reach towards the sun, affecting its size and shape. This often creates a lopsided shrub if planted too close to a structure or wall. • Varieties & cultivars: there are now a number of plant varieties (naturally occurring plant variations) and cultivars (nursery-bred or hybridized) with unique characteristics. Make sure when buying plants you know the cultivar’s growth habit and ultimate size. For example, if you were to buy Tecoma x ‘Sierra Apricot,’ a shrub which grows 3-4 feet tall and 4-5 feet wide but mistakenly purchase yellow bells (Tecoma stans) you will be surprised that the ultimate size of the latter can reach up to twenty feet tall and about fifteen feet wide if it is not cut back annually. This is a significant size difference in two plants with similar names. The right plant in the wrong place can become a maintenance nightmare. It requires the landscape maintenance company to prune plants to fit into the allotted space. This becomes problematic for shrubs, reducing bloom and even plant vigor. Plus, the plant will demand more water when in a constant state of stress due to excessive pruning, which doesn’t help the water conservation efforts in our state. It is best to consult with a knowledgeable landscape professional to determine the best plants for the space, exposure and microclimate. Reach out to your licensed contractor before planting to make sure you are making the best plant selection for your property.


Homeowner Improvements

Architectural Applications June 2018 By Carole Stabile Member Services Coordinator

23 Applications DOBSON ESTATES Roof /Paint fascia boards Screen Porch

$179,031.00 $13,681.00 $13,600.00

DOBSON PINES Porch $600.00 DOBSON SHORES Paint Home $4,000.00 Pool $31,000.00 Balcony $ 2,000.00 LAGUNA SHORES Tree Fort Repair, stucco, paint home Sail Shade Paint home/landscape

$500.00 $1,500.00 $300.00 $6,000.00

DOBSON RANCH UNIT I Paint home Garage Door

$6,500.00 $1,700.00

DOBSON RANCH UNIT III Window Replacement Roof/Paint facia boards

$6,000.00 $12,000.00

LOS ALTOS Air Conditioner Unit $9,600.00 Pool $31,000.00 REGENCY ESTATES Landscape $500.00

SARATOGA LAKES Landscape $975.00 LAGUNA VILLAGE Landscape $11,285.00 KNOELL VILLA SOLANO Paint Facia Boards $20.00 KEATS CROSSINGS Paint Drip Edge $20.00 Plant material is planted 2” from border, and will quickly outgrow the width of the bed. This will be an ongoing challenge for landscape maintenance.

Right Plant, Right Place…… Plant material is allowed to grow, bloom and thrive in its space with lower maintenance and water requirements.

BROOKEDGE ESTATES Pool $34,000.00 Paint Home $300.00

Home Sales Trustee Properties: 6 4 - Houses 2 - Condo Home Sales: 41 A smaller lantanta cultivar would have been a more appropriately sized shrub at this sidewalk edge. 6 THE DOBSON ASSOCIATION

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Recreation Happenings

July 2018

Message from the Recreation Director By Jesse Wright Associate Director of Recreation

Now that the weather is in the triple digits, come out and enjoy your community pools and splash pad! Swimming is great exercise and being submerged in water is a super way to stay cool! Our new summer hours run from May 26th – September 2nd. We are open MondaySaturday 8am-9pm and Sunday 9am-8pm. We will be closed during the summer holidays (Closed Holiday July 4th and September 3rd). Did you know the recreation department has new, exciting events and programs coming up? Our summer camp is in full swing and we are still accepting registrations for limited days if you are interested. Camp will run Monday-Friday 7:30am-5:30pm. We do have 5 weeks, 1 week and daily options available Now -August 3rd. See our ad or call La Casita for more information. You asked for it and we heard you, we are now offering an End of the Summer BYOB (bring your own bottle) on Friday, August 10th from 6:30pm9:00pm. For those of you who have not attended this event. It is a blind tasting of both beer and wine that is brought in for admission. We will have hors d’oeuvres and raffle prizes. Come check it out! This is a 21 and over event, so schedule a babysitter now for the kids. Are there any golfers out there? Mark your calendar for the Golf Tournament event Saturday, September 22nd. Registration started June 18th at La Casita Recreation Center. If you are interested in a sponsorship opportunity for the Golf Tournament please see the ad in the Roundup for more information. I look forward to seeing you at our upcoming summer events! Remember you can register for classes/activities online. If you go to our website look under the Amenities & Activities tab, click on classes, activities and sports. In the activities section you will find a link highlighted in blue that says “Recreation Payment Portal”. That will take you to our online site. Click on create an account. Once you have an account you are ready to register. If you have any questions, please call La Casita Recreation Center and we can help you through the process.



FACILITY HOURS: La Casita Recreation Center Facility Hours Memorial Day – October 1st Monday-Saturday 8:00 am-9:00 pm Sunday 9:00 am-8:00 pm Holidays Closed

Los Altos Recreation Center Facility Hours Memorial Day – October 1st Monday-Friday 7:00 am-9:00 pm Saturday 8:00 am-9:00 pm Sunday 9:00 am-8:00 pm

Saratoga Recreation Center Facility Hours Memorial Day – October 1st Monday-Friday 7:00 am-9:00 pm Saturday 8:00 am-9:00 pm Sunday 9:00 am-8:00 pm

La Casita Recreation Center, 2719 S. Reyes • 480-831-7464 Saratoga Recreation Center, 2345 S. Saratoga Los Altos Recreation Center, 2524 W. Campo Alegre Laguna Park, 2455 W. Laguna Azul Ave. (Most amenities accessible by Homeowner FOB when facility is not staffed)

July 2018

Recreation Happenings



July 2018

Summer Camp 6/12/18


Recreation Happenings

July 2018

Recreation Happenings



July 2018


Recreation Happenings

All Recreation Activities, classes and programs are at La Casita Recreation Center unless specified. Questions? Call La Casita at 480-831-7464

CLASSES TAI CHI Instructor: Carol (AM), Linda (PM) When: Wednesdays Where: Morning Classes at Saratoga Recreation Center Evening Classes at La Casita Recreation Center Time: 9 am Beginning Tai Chi 10 am Intermediate Tai Chi 6 pm Beginning Tai Chi 7 pm Advanced Tai Chi Cost: $3 drop in residents, $6 drop in non-residents Tai Chi is a gentle Chinese exercise system that may enhance strength and flexibility as well as reduce stress. Learning the Tai Chi form can be the beginning of a healthy, lifelong practice that can improve the quality of life of individuals who choose to practice it. YOGA FOR BEGINNERS Instructor: Jeanne When: Mondays Time: 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm Where: Saratoga Recreation Center Cost: $8 drop in, $42 resident only for a 7-use punch card. Transform your mind, body and spirit! Yoga will improve your flexibility and strengthen your core muscles while banishing stress and tension. This relaxing but invigorating class promotes inner calmness using breathing techniques, balancing postures and stretching/floor work. Modifications available to meet all levels. Bring a yoga mat. Yoga blocks, strap and blanket/towel are very helpful. You can attend either yoga class offered with your punch card. Punch card expires two months from your purchase date. Punch Cards may be punched one time for residents only per class. No additional punches for guests or residents. HEALING YOGA Instructor: Samantha When: Tuesdays and Thursdays Where: Saratoga Recreation Center When: 8:15 am - 9:15 am Cost: $8 drop in or $42 resident only for a 7-use punch card. Hard to get up off the floor? Body having a hard time moving? Feeling every ache and pain? Come join us for gentle, therapeutic body movement. We gently move and stretch different parts of the body to help bring new life to tired parts! Learn also how to relax the mind, discovering how to relieve anxiety, bring better sleep, not letting your worries take control over your mind. If you think your body has had it and can’t do anything anymore – think again. Come join us for gentle recovery. You can try it lying on the floor, or even in a chair. Bring a yoga mat. You can attend either yoga class offered with your punch card. Punch card expires two months from your purchase date. Punch Cards may be punched one time for residents only per class. No additional punches for guests or residents. FITNESS IN THE PARK Code: 5505 (July 9 – September 30) Instructor: Nancy When: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 6 am – 6:45 am Tuesday and Thursday 6 pm – 6:45 pm Where: Laguna Park Cost: $10 residents, $15 non-residents RSVP: Contact the instructor with questions prior to class at 602-703-7822 or at $50 for 5 – Get 1 session FREE. 12 THE DOBSON ASSOCIATION

$90 for 9 – Get 3 sessions FREE.


FITNESS IN THE PARK CONT. Your 1st class is FREE!!! Classes will be held M/W/F, 6am-6:45am & Tues/Thurs, 6pm-6:45pm. Contact Nancy at 602-703-7822 or at to reserve your first FREE class. ZUMBA Instructor: Karen When: Tuesdays Where: La Casita Recreation Center Time: 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Cost: $7 drop in rate, $30 resident only for a 5-use punch card This is a fusion of Latin and International music that incorporates a variety of dance styles such as salsa, cumbia, bellydance and reggaton. This class combines high energy and motivating music to help you burn fat and tone your body. Even if you have never danced before, you will have a blast, because the routines are fun and easy to do. So what are you waiting for? Join the Party and try Zumba today! Punch card expires 2 months from date of purchase. Punch Cards may be punched one time for residents only per class. No additional punches for guests or residents. AQUA ZUMBA Instructor: Karen When: Thursdays, April 26 – September 27 Where: La Casita Recreation Center Pool Time: 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Cost: $7 drop in rate, $30 resident only for a 5-use punch card (expires 9/27/18) Aqua Zumba keeps the Zumba Fitness workout party going in the pool. Aqua Zumba is classic aqua aerobics with Latin flavor added to regular Zumba routines. The typical land-based Zumba dance steps, such as cha-cha, merengue, salsa, reggaeton, and mambo, are exaggerated and slower in water, so the water tempo is half the land tempo, creating a low-impact work out for all fitness levels. There is less impact on your joints during an Aqua Zumba class so you can really let loose. Water creates natural resistance, which means every step is more challenging and helps tone your muscles. Punch Cards may be punched one time for residents only per class. No additional punches for guests or residents. WATER AEROBICS Instructor: Becky When: Mondays-Thursdays, June 4 – October 4 Where: Saratoga Recreation Center Pool Time: 7:30 am – 8:20 am Cost: $4 drop in rate, $12 resident only for a 4-use punch card (expires 10/4/18) This morning class will get you ready for the day. The class consists of exercises done in shallow and deep water. It will change your movements and get your heart rate going without all the jolting. Expect to have fun while working out. FAIRYTALE DANCERS (AGES 3-5) Code: 5521 When: Thursdays (August 16 – September 20) Where: Saratoga Recreation Center Time: 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm Cost: Registration fee due at time of enrollment: Residents $5 Non-Residents $10. Contractor fee due to the instructor the first day of program: $30 check or cash only. Children will be introduced to dance through their favorite fairytales during this positive and encouraging class. Dance can build self-esteem and improve motor skills. Watch your prince and princesses shine in this fun and creative program. Children need soft soled shoes and comfortable clothes. Ballet shoes, leotard and tights recommended. There will be a performance last day of class. Children must be able to work in a group setting and follow directions. For more information on this program, contact Jana Moore at 480-363-9997. Registration fee due at time of enrollment: Residents $5 Non-Residents $10.

July 2018

Recreation Happenings

FAIRYTALE DANCERS (AGES 3-5) CONT. Contractor fee due to the instructor the first day of program: $30 check or cash only. INTRO TO BALLET & JAZZ (AGES 4-6) Code: 5522 When: Thursdays (August 16 – September 20) Where: Saratoga Recreation Center Time: 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm Cost: Registration fee due at time of enrollment: Residents $5 Non-Residents $10. Contractor fee due to the instructor the first day of program: $30 check or cash only. In a fun, encouraging and high energy atmosphere, your child will be shown the fundamentals of ballet and jazz, which can help improve motor skills and creative expression. Soft soled shoes are recommended or bare feet. Children must be able to work in a group setting. There will be a recital at the end of the session. For more information on this program, contact Jana Moore at 480-363-9997. Registration fee due at time of enrollment: Residents $5 Non-Residents $10. Contractor fee due to the instructor the first day of program: $30 check or cash only. LATIN HIP HOP DANCE (AGES 6-9) Code: 5519 When: Tuesdays (August 14 – September 18) Where: Saratoga Recreation Center Time: 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm Cost: Registration fee due at time of enrollment: Residents $5 Non-Residents $10. Contractor fee due to the instructor the first day of program: $30 check or cash only. In this 6 week class children will learn various Latin dances like Cha Cha, Salsa, Merengue and other Latin dances as well as the latest hip hop steps. This class is a great combination of Latin & Hip Hop in a high energy setting with steps that are broken down into a choreographed combination each week which will help them memorize and perfect the dances. For more information on this program, contact Jana Moore at 480-363-9997. Registration fee due at time of enrollment: Residents $5 Non-Residents $10. Contractor fee due to the instructor the first day of program: $30 check or cash only.


BUNCO When: 3rd Friday of month (July 20) Time: 6:30 pm (arrive by 6:15 pm) Where: Saratoga Recreation Center Cost: Free to residents, $5 non-residents This fast-paced yet easy game played with dice. It’s a fun social hour with other residents. BRIDGE GROUP When: Mondays Where: La Casita Recreation Center Saratoga Recreation Center (Starting June 4) Time: 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm Come join our Bridge group that meets every Monday. To join the group, please call Bette Parrish at 480-206-3514. RECREATION CLASS INFORMATION 1. REGISTRATION for classes can be done on the Association website at www. or at La Casita Community Center, 2719 S. Reyes, Mesa, AZ. Class fees are due during the registration process unless otherwise noted. 2. QUESTIONS on any recreation class or activity, you may contact La Casita Community desk at 480-831-7464 3. REFUNDS – The Dobson Association reserves the right to establish fees and cost minimums for all programs and to cancel those programs not having sufficient enrollment. Program refunds will be issued for: a. Cancellation of class by instructor or the Dobson Association will result in full refund. b. Participants may cancel after first class or initial start date of class for full refund. c. Notification by participant prior to start date of illness or injury preventing participation during session time frame. d. Discontinuance of participation due to injury or illness will be reviewed for consideration of prorated refund. e. No other refunds will be given. No exceptions. Refund requests must be promptly submitted.

DANCE SAMPLER (AGES 5-8) Code: 5520 When: Tuesdays (August 14 – September 18) Where: Saratoga Recreation Center Time: 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm Cost: Registration fee due at time of enrollment: Residents $5 Non-Residents $10. Contractor fee due to the instructor the first day of program: $30 check or cash only. This upbeat and fun class is perfect to sample different dance styles which will include jazz, ballet, modern, hip hop and other styles. Get moving with this upbeat and fun class and discover dance. For more information on this program, contact Jana Moore at 480-3639997. Registration fee due at time of enrollment: Residents $5 NonResidents $10. Contractor fee due to the instructor the first day of program: $30 check or cash only.

ACTIVITIES TEXAS HOLD’EM TOURNAMENT STYLE When: 4th Friday of month (July 27) Time: 6:30 pm (Arrive by 6:15 pm) Where: Saratoga Recreation Center Cost: Free to residents, $5 non-residents Must be 18 years of age or older Poker night is a free monthly program for residents of Dobson Ranch. Come meet your neighbors for a friendly game.


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Recreation Happenings


July 2018

New Tennis Pro

Recreation Happenings


Dobson Ranch Pontoon Tour/Ride Info

By Kwong Young Dobson Ranch Tennis Pro

A good poacher disrupts and puts added pressure on the returner’s serve. If you are not poaching enough (to cut off and put away the ball) it is because you have made mistakes or feel it is too hard. Pay attention to your distance from the net. Most club players tend to stand too far from the net because they feel they must help cover the lob or stand too close to avoid dealing with a low volley. Remember, the server will cover the lob and the net player needs to be looking for opportunity to close out the point and help their partner.

Sit back, relax and take in the beauty of a Dobson Ranch lake on a pontoon ride! Tour fee is $35 per hour with a two hour maximum. Reservations are available through the Recreation Department and require a 7 day minimum notice and are subject to weather and availability. Other rules and restrictions will apply. Don’t forget… a FREE one hour pontoon ride per year per property is available for you to enjoy! Beginning in June, boat rides will only be available in the evenings. Call 480-831-7464 for more information.

2018 Boat Permits and Fishing Licenses on Sale It’s always a wonderful time for fishing and boating at one of the beautiful lakes at Dobson Ranch. Fishing licenses are required (catch and release only) and boat permits are required for all watercraft (size restrictions apply). Licenses and Permits may be purchased at La Casita, 2719 South Reyes. Boat Licenses are $35 per motorized boat (electric motors only) and $15 for non-motorized boats. Fishing Licenses are $13 for an individual and $30 for a family (up to four). Children 7 years and up require a license. For more information, please call the recreation department at 480-831-7464.





Table and Chair Rentals Make your next at home event great with the convenience of renting tables and chairs right in your community. The Dobson Association not only rents out facilities for private rentals but renting of chairs and tables not held on a ranch facility are also available. We can accommodate a rental up to 140 metal framed folding chairs and 15 rectangle 6 foot by 3 foot tables. The resident must schedule to pick up and drop off the chairs and tables at La Casita Recreation Center. A refundable security deposit of $50 minimum is due in cash or credit card payment to hold your reservation. The rental cost per chair is $0.50 and $5 per table. Table and chair rentals request are made during administration hours (except for holidays) at La Casita Recreation Center.


July 2018

Recreation Happenings

Summer Camp Movie 6/27/18

Summer Camp Diamondbacks Game 6/13/18




July 2018

Retirees Club


By Al Prosek

The June General Meeting was a social gathering with a Beach Party theme! Thanks to everyone’s creativity for a fun evening! The July General Meeting was also a social gathering celebrating the 4th of July! We were all treated to delicious appetizers and desserts provided by those attending! If you are interested in the various Dobson Ranch Retirees events, socializing with your neighbors, and enjoying the good life on the Ranch, contact us or come to our August General Meeting on August 6th at 9:30 AM at La Casita! The annual dues of $20 include a great lunch and a program of interest for 10 months of each year. Social gatherings are held in the June and July. What a great value in this day and age! Plans are underway for a Member Appreciation Luncheon celebrating the start of DRR’s 20th year this Fall. The Club’s Founders, Myron and Jean Brown, started the DRR with 15 Members and it has now grown to more than 155! A few of the activities are on hiatus until the fall, but we still will have Dinner Night Out, Ladies Lunch, Men’s Breakfast, Game Day, Movie Day, and Happy Hour. Hiking and Biking will be happening on a reduced schedule. We wish all of our members safe travel on vacations and extended stays this summer.


RETIREES SCHEDULE GENERAL MEETING The club’s regular General Meeting will be held on Monday, August 6th at 9:30AM, at La Casita Recreation Center. BOARD MEETING The Board Meeting will be held on July 16th at 9:00AM at Saratoga Rec Center. The following is a list of activities open to all Dobson Ranch Retirees’ Club Members. If you are interested in any of the following, please contact that committee chair to receive more information. DAY TRIPPERS - DINNER NIGHT - HAPPY HOUR - MEN’S BREAKFAST - MOVIE DAY - FUN & GAME DAY - LADIES LUNCH - BICYCLE RIDING - HIKING - PICNICS -

no events until fall. Marilyn Reiling-480-831-5129 Marilyn Krouse-480-620-9311 Francine Tedder-602-809-7792 Judie Bielo-480-215-8656 Tanya Andrew-602-723-9106 Dick Cottle-480-839-4342 Judie Bielo-480-820-7371 Judie Bielo-480-820-7371 Jeanne Collins 480-353-8604 Arnie Chase-480-838-4124 Rides subject to change in Summer. Barbara Stout-602-740-3213 Hikes subject to change in Summer. Dick Krouse-480-654-8829 No Picnic in June, July, August, and September. Next Picnic in October.

If you are interested in joining the Dobson Ranch Retirees’ Club, please contact Dovie at


July 2018

Women’s Club



By Patty Smith

July finds many of us travelling and just playing “catch up” from the busy lives we lead during the rest of the year. Liz is doing better and she really appreciates everyone keeping her in your thoughts and prayers. Everyone have a great July. Hope your Fourth was fun and safe. Blessings,  Patty

Summer Slowdown Hits Pickleball at The Ranch By Rich Bitner Recreation Committee Pickleball Representative

The Monsoon is here and the heat is definitely on, so summer hours have been modified, as everyone on our Dobson Ranch Pickleball email list already knows. We continue to achieve a good turnout on Monday mornings at 7 am, but Tuesday evenings at 7 pm have been lightly attended or non-existent, and Saturday mornings lately most of our regular players have been taking advantage of the 16 new public courts at the Pecos Community Center in Awatukee, where there has always been a great turn-out on the weekend mornings since they opened this spring. They also feature a twilight session Saturday evenings under the lights that is similarly well attended. If you are going there on some week-day mornings, you might still be well-advised to bring a couple of other players with you as some mornings attendance is light due to the heat, summer vacations, and the availability of a few other places to play, some of which are indoors that some prefer to get out of the sun. Pecos, however, with 16 courts is without doubt the new Mecca for PB in the East Valley and is open from 6am to 11 pm year round. They also offer lessons there, but those will not begin again until the fall weather arrives. We are going to continue trying to be open for drills on Thursday mornings at 7am when we can piece it together, so make sure you are on our email list if you want to be kept aware of scheduling changes during the summer heat/vacation schedule. This could also be an excellent time to come out as a beginner and get an introduction to the sport from skilled players. Once the monsoon is over we will undoubtedly be getting back closer to normal on attendance, but in the meantime, watch for news from us and take advantage of the growing number of other public locations in the immediate area. As always, remember Dobson’s 6 courts at the Los Altos Community Center are available to residents and their guests anytime between 7 am and 10 pm daily, another great benefit of living here! For schedule updates please check the DR website at: www. Or, you can contact Rich Bitner ( or Frank Mizner ( for further information, to get referrals for professional instruction, and to get on our email list for announcements regarding pickleball schedules and activities. Keep Hydrated, Stay Healthy & Pickle-On!!


July 2018

Dobson Ranch Democrats & Friends Club



Dobson Ranch Republicans

By Jill Snyder, Treasurer & Ryan Winkle, Vice President Please Attend Our Open Meetings! WHEN: Wednesday, Aug 8th, 2018 6pm – 6:30 networking; 6:30 – 8pm meeting & program WHERE: La Famiglia Restaurant 1859 W. Guadalupe Rd., Mesa 85202 (SE corner plaza with Dobson Rd. Light refreshments provided. Cash bar.) MEETING SPEAKERS: Francisco Heredia: Francisco Heredia was appointed to the Mesa City Council to fill the vacant District 3 seat on September 28, 2017. He is a native Arizona who grew up in the agricultural town of Somerton, Arizona. His professional experience has revolved around the intersection of community and government, working for both the Maricopa County Recorder Office and the United States Census Bureau. Before Moving to Mesa, he served as a commissioner for the Chandler Housing and Human Services Commission, the State of Arizona Board of Chiropractic Examiners, appointed to by the Governor of Arizona and has volunteered as a Big Brother for the Big Brother/Big Sister organization along with many local advisory boards. He is a proud Sun Devil graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a Master’s of Public Administration from Arizona State University. He owns a consulting firm, assisting clients with grant writing, planning and strategy. Roy Tatum: By the time he was 30 years old, Roy Tatum was a successful entrepreneur, motivational speaker, political activist, and community organizer. After receiving a degree in Political Science with a minor in History, he landed a job on Capitol Hill as a staffer for Senator Chuck Robb (D-VA). He also pursued a business opportunity with LegalShield, a 40+ year old company that provides legal service plans and identity theft services that afforded him the opportunity and freedom to remain active in his community. In 2001, Roy began working on political campaigns, and after winning several local races, he took his campaign strategies to presidential candidates, serving as the Grassroots Leader for Hampton Roads for Barack Obama in 2008 and as the Deputy Director for African American Outreach for Bernie Sanders 2016. Roy currently serves as president of the East Valley NAACP, as the State Political Chair for the Arizona State Conference of the NAACP, on several community boards, chair of Sheriff Penzone’s African American Advisory Committee and member of Chandler Unified School District Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Board and the Cancer Support Community Foundation. As a lifelong member of the National Urban League, Roy was recognized as its Top 10 Young Professional Leaders at their 2017 national convention. Other Speakers: Many Democratic Candidates want to speak for a few minutes and obtain recognition with our voters. Questions: George Tihanyi (480) 792-6746 Ryan Winkle (602) 741-6465 Like us on Facebook: DobsonRanchDemocrats/; 20 THE DOBSON ASSOCIATION

With the Aug. 28 Republican Primary Election fast approaching, our Thursday, Aug. 2 meeting (6:30-8:30 pm at Native Grill & Wings, 1837 W Guadalupe Road, #122) is a great opportunity to learn more about the candidates and pick up literature and yard signs for your favorites. We will also deliver literature and yard signs to your home: Email us at To stay up-to-date on developments, like us on Facebook: Here are the key contested races to watch, and brief profiles of the Republican candidates who have met with us: Arizona House, District 18 (which includes Dobson Ranch). You can vote for two. Rep. Jill Norgaard is the incumbent, having served four years in the Legislature. “My primary sponsored bills have focused on: protecting business from state regulatory overreach, the reduction of financial red tape, education at the K-12 level, tax reform, upgrade and enhance cities’ bond ratings, the restoration of Joint Technical Education District funding, and the teacher pay increase initiative.” Farhana Shifa was born in Bangladesh, educated in England and moved to the United States, where she became a U.S. citizen. “Becoming a U.S. citizen was one of the greatest days of my life. Those of us who come from somewhere else are especially aware of the miracle that is the United States.” Farhana says her political philosophy is based on the principle that most problems are best solved by empowering citizens, not the government. Greg Patterson has served in the Arizona Legislature and on the Arizona Board of Regents, and also was director of the Residential Utility Consumer Office. Patterson strongly supports higher education to boost the economy, including a proposed partnership with Mesa to build a satellite ASU campus downtown. U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Sen. Jeff Flake. Dr. Kelli Ward is an emergency room physician and former state senator. “Frankly, I’m fed up with career politicians who lack the courage to fight, and who sit on the sidelines while we run trillion-dollar deficits. Beginning on my first day in office, I will be a champion for ‘America First’ policies that reignite the American economy, eliminate job-killing regulations, and improve the life and liberty of every American.” U.S. House District 9 seat being vacated by Rep. Kyrsten Sinema. Dr. Steven Ferrara is a radiologist and career Navy veteran who has served in combat and crisis zones around the world. One of Dr. Ferrara’s proudest accomplishments is developing a special shock-absorbing seat for armored vehicles that has helped dramatically reduce spinal cord injuries from explosive devices. Among his goals are improving veterans’ care and making the entire U.S. health-care system patient-centered. Dave Giles is an economics engineer and business consultant with decades of international experience in power generation, power transmission, strategic operations, and technology. While working abroad Dave held many senior engineering, consulting, and strategic management positions with Saudi Aramco. “I know that the people of Arizona will be better served if their representatives in Congress follow the Constitution when making any decisions.”

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Programs at Dobson Ranch Library July/August 2018 Lunch at the Library 7/16/2018, 7/18/2018, 7/20/2018, 7/23/2018, 7/25/2018, 7/27/2018 1:00 PM Dobson Ranch Branch Kids and teens (ages 0-18), join us for lunch at the library. Fuel up with healthy food and learn a thing or two! Meals must be eaten on site, so have a seat and enjoy an activity provided by the library. This program is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and sponsored by Arizona Department of Education in association with St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance.

personal planner and get better organized. If you have a planner bring it to this workshop, otherwise, a basic notebook will be provided to design a personal planner that works for your needs.

Baby Lapsit 7/17/2018, 7/24/2018, 7/31/2018, 8/7/2018, 8/14/2018 9:30 AM Dobson Ranch Branch Baby Lapsit introduces the rhythm and beauty of language to babies ages birth to 16 months.

Code Commanders 7/19/2018, 7/26/2018, 8/2/2018, 8/9/2018 4:00 PM Dobson Ranch Branch Ever wanted to learn how to code? Learn how to make computer games and websites - no previous computer or coding experience necessary. Follow our lessons at your own pace, and you’ll be coding in no time! For ages 8 and up.

Preschool Storytime 7/17/2018, 7/24/2018, 7/31/2018, 8/7/2018, 8/14/2018 10:30 AM Dobson Ranch Branch Join us for songs, stories, words, letters, numbers, and general silliness in this kindergarten readiness storytime. Imagination Lab: Science 7/17/18 4:00 PM Dobson Ranch Branch Stretch your imagination using science! Each month we will explore a different science concept and conduct our own experiments. This month join us for shell excavations. Young and Restless: A Storytime for Little Movers 7/18/2018, 7/25/2018, 8/1/2018 9:30 AM Dobson Ranch Branch Is your new walker on the go? Is he or she too busy exploring to sit for a lap bounce or a complete story book? Join us for a dynamic 30 minutes filled with early literacy activities chosen especially for toddlers who just need to move! Ages 12-24 months. The HOTspot Digital Help Desk 7/18/2018, 7/25/2018, 8/1/2018, 8/8/2018, 8/15/2018 2:00 PM Dobson Ranch Branch Want to learn how to download ebooks, movies, music, magazines, and more to your laptop, tablet, or e-reader? Stop by the HOTspot table at the Dobson Library! Creative Annoyance 7/18/18 4:00 PM Dobson Ranch Branch Create some hilariously mini tools out of ordinary office supplies to annoy the snot out of your friends. Ages 14+ Be Creative with Personal Planners 7/18/18 6:00 PM Dobson Ranch Branch Be Creative & learn some crafty tips and tricks to bling up your 22 THE DOBSON ASSOCIATION

Toddlertime 7/19/2018, 7/26/2018, 8/2/2018, 8/9/2018 10:30 AM Dobson Ranch Branch Toddlertime incorporates stories, music, and movement for children ages 16-36 months.

Craft Night: Clothespin Decor 7/19/18 6:00 PM Dobson Ranch Branch This month we’ll be making various things for around the house out of clothespins. Supplies are limited. Ages 14+ Taiko Rocks the Library 7/20/18 10:00 AM Dobson Ranch Branch “Taiko Rocks the Library” explores the fascinating culture of Japan and the Far East through exciting performances and an interactive lecture that showcases the mesmerizing Taiko drum, beautiful bamboo wind instruments and the unique percussion instruments of Japan, China, Korea and Vietnam. Discover what’s to love at the Library. Writer in Residence Consultation Hours 7/20/2018, 7/28/2018 2:00 PM Dobson Ranch Branch From May to July, the Mesa Public Library is hosting fiction author and writing coach Sharon Skinner as its very own Writer in Residence. Sharon will use the library as her workspace and hold one-on-one consultation hours to help aspiring authors fine-tune their work. To book your appointment, visit our sign-up form. This program is supported by the Arizona State Library, a division of the Secretary of State, with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Local Author of the Month 7/21/18 1:00 PM Dobson Ranch Branch Paula Goldsmith is our Local Author for July. She has written a series of children’s books designed to bring out their creativity & imagination. The Adventures of Baby Cuz books can be personalized, so no two books will ever be the same. Have You Ever Heard An Angel Speak? is for adults of all ages. A different author will be featured each month and will appear at each location during the month unless otherwise stated.

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In the Community

Messy with Ms. Jessi: Arts and Crafts Hour: Sheet Music Art and Harmonicas 7/25/18 2:00 PM Dobson Ranch Branch This summer, let your creative side soar and leave with an object of art that you created. This session we will explore stencils and negative space with sheet music canvasses. You want to make a harmonica? We will do that, too! Come early and create while supplies last. Candy Sushi 7/25/18 4:00 PM Dobson Ranch Branch Channel your inner chef and make delicious looking sushi...from candy! Ages 14+ LEGO Club 7/28/18 1:30 PM Dobson Ranch Branch Come explore your creative side at the library with LEGO. Children can either follow a monthly theme or build from their imaginations. LEGO and DUPLO blocks will be provided. Exercise Your Brain and Learn to Code 7/30/18 6:00 PM Dobson Ranch Branch Learning to code isn’t as hard as you think. Using puzzles and games, you’ll learn the basics of different coding languages and be able to show off what you’ve created to family and friends. Android Basics 8/4/18 3:00 PM Dobson Ranch Branch Using an Android tablet, Kindle Fire, or smartphone, discover how to change settings, move icons, put your machine to sleep or turn it off, and connect to Wifi. Participants may bring their own Android device or use one of our 5 tablets, on a first-come, first-served basis, for class use. STEAM at the Ranch 8/6/2018, 8/13/2018 4:00 PM Dobson Ranch Branch Stretch your imagination using science! Each week we will conduct experiments and participate in hands-on activities in science, technology, engineering, art, or math. Grades 1-6 Imagination Lab 8/7/18 4:00 PM Dobson Ranch Branch Where can a book take you? Each month, we will explore the path between reading and adventure. Be it a craft or a read-aloud book discussion, Join us after school for an imagination stretch and some fun with friends. We will explore a different activity every month. Ages 5-10 years.


We Read YA Book Group 8/8/18 6:30 PM Dobson Ranch Branch We Read YA- Do You? If you are an adult who enjoys reading Yong Adult Novels, then this book group is for you. Each month we will read and discuss a different Young Adult novel. Studies show that 55% of all Young Adult book readers are over the age of 18. If you are one of the 55% or you’d like to see why We read YA, check us out the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 6:30-7:30pm. August’s Discussion book will be The Pearl Thief by Elizabeth Wein ___ Fiction Folks 8/9/18 2:00 PM Dobson Ranch Branch August’s discussion book is Weapons of Math Destruction: How big data increases inequality and threatens democracy by Cathy O’Neil. School Solutions: Best School Year Ever 8/14/18 6:00 PM Dobson Ranch Branch Help make this your child’s best school year ever. In this workshop geared for parents of school aged children, learn strategies for: *helping your child adjust to a new school or class *managing homework completion *helping your child handle mean kids *monitoring your child’s learning and progress.

Summer Safety Tips By Camille Coyle Hospital Manager and Veterinary Technician at Dobson Ranch Animal Hospital

Summer has arrived, let’s talk about how we can keep our family pets safe during the intense summer heat: • Your pet will need access to an ample supply of fresh and clean water • Symptoms of overheating in pets: Excessive panting, difficulty breathing, excessive drooling, weakness or even collapsing. Severe symptoms can include vomiting, bloody diarrhea and an elevated body temperature of over 104 f ° • Some pets are more susceptible to the effects of heat. For example our ‘flat face’ fur-friends like Pugs, English bulldogs and Persian cats. This also includes senior pets, overweight pets or pets with medical conditions. It is best for all pets to have access to air-conditioned areas. • Hot asphalt: Limit walks to early morning or late evening to prevent your pet’s paws from burning on the hot ground. If it’s too hot for your bare feet, it’s too hot for their paws! • Do not leave your pet in the car: o Here’s an example of how quickly temperatures can elevate: • 85 f ° outside, inside the car can reach over 102 f ° within 10 minutes. Within 30 minutes, the car’s inside can elevate from 85 f ° to an excessive temperature of 120 f °. Have a fun and safe summer! THE DOBSON ASSOCIATION 23

July 2018

In the Community

City of Mesa Helps Electric Customers During Summer Months

As temperatures begin to hit triple digits, eligible Mesa residents can get financial assistance with summer air conditioning bills. Residents can apply to save $40 through the City of Mesa’s Summer Electric Assistance (SEA) program. The Energy Resources Department is accepting applications on a first-come, first-served basis for residential customers who demonstrate a financial need. The SEA program is available to current City of Mesa residential electric customers whose total household income is less than $27,000 per year. The program eliminates Mesa’s monthly service and usage charges for the first 80 kilowatt hours to help customers in need with higher bills for electricity used in June, July and August. At current rates, participants can expect to save up to $13 on their July, August and September bills. Applications will be accepted through Aug. 15. For more information, visit or contact Energy Resources Management Assistant Scott Clapp at (480) 6446907 or Mesa residents who have Salt River Project as their utility provider can also take advantage of monthly discounts for low-income households through SRP’s Economy Price Plan. For example, a family of four that earns $3,075 or less per month would be eligible. Approved SRP customers can receive a monthly discount of $20 from November to April and $21 from May to October, totaling a savings of $246 a year. To learn about eligibility, visit www.srpnet. com/economy or call (602) 236-8888 to enroll for immediate discounts.

Mesa and ASU Partner to Add More Higher Education Programs Downtown Mesa City Council recently took action to bring ASU programs and classes downtown. The agreement calls for an approximately 115,000 square foot higher education facility on City-owned land on the northwest corner of Pepper Place and Centennial Way. The programs and classes make up the new ASU @ Mesa City Center. Areas of study include digital and sensory technology, user experience design and film and media arts. These programs utilize augmented reality, virtual reality, artificial intelligence and 3D design. The technology developed through these programs can impact the medical, aerospace, manufacturing and entertainment industries, as well as support tech start-ups and entrepreneurs. The new building is expected to open for students for the fall semester of 2021. The project budget is $63.5 million and will be funded by City revenues. ASU will contribute $10 million towards the interior build-out and be responsible for all ongoing operations and maintenance costs, currently estimated at $1.3 million. Along with the ASU building, the City is designing Mesa City Center as part of a burgeoning downtown innovation district. The first phase is made up of a 2-3 acre gathering space called The Plaza @ Mesa City Center and an adaptive reuse of Mesa’s first library at the southwest corner of First Street and Centennial Way into The Studios @ Mesa City Center. The Studios will allow the collision of ideas between industry leaders, entrepreneurs, students and the public. The design phase for these projects will begin in early August. For more information go to 24 THE DOBSON ASSOCIATION


Energy Safety is Part of Keeping Our Homes Safe The month of June is dedicated to home safety. Safety in our homes is important to us all and the communities in which we live. Learn and practice energy safety while enjoying the comforts and conveniences brought to your home by natural gas and electric service. It’s as easy as one, two, three: ONE… TEACH THE BASICS OF ENERGY SAFETY TO YOUR FAMILY! Learning about natural gas and electricity is the first step toward keeping yourself, your family and the community safe. Energy safety requires that you learn to:  • RECOGNIZE an energy emergency.  Know that natural gas smells like rotten eggs and that a downed power line is dangerous. • REACT quickly to an energy emergency.  Leave the area immediately and do not return until you are certain it is safe, or you are told you may do so by an emergency official. • REPORT energy emergencies promptly.  In the event of a gas emergency, call 480-644-4277 or 911.  If you see an electric emergency, call 480-644-2266 or call 911. TWO… PRACTICE ENERGY SAFETY DAILY! • Follow manufacturer instructions for the care and use of gas and electric appliances. • For gas appliances, look for the blue flame which indicates fuel is burning efficiently. • Keep the areas around gas/electric appliances clean and unblocked to allow for proper air flow. • Never store household chemicals or combustible materials near gas appliances. • Don’t forget… if you suspect a gas emergency by smelling a rotten egg odor, REACT AND REPORT! • Always call 811 before digging to have underground utilities located and marked. • Water and electricity don’t mix.   Don’t use electric appliances or tools near water or when you are wet or standing on wet ground. THREE… JUST IN CASE, HAVE A PLAN! Despite all your energy safety efforts, there are steps you should take to prepare for a possible emergency including: • Install smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors in your home and check batteries frequently. • Make an escape map that includes two exits out of every room and pick a meeting place outside. • Practice safety drills for getting the family out of the house quickly. • Make sure there is at least one multipurpose fire extinguisher in your home and learn how to use it. • Review energy and home safety tips regularly with family members. Visit for more information.

July 2018

In the Comm.


Sign up for Summer Reading Programs at Mesa Public Library School’s out and what’s a better way to start the summer than registering for summer reading! Summer Reading programs are open to all ages from infants through adults at all four branches of the Mesa Public Library.  he program starts on June 1 and continues through Aug. 1. “Most people don’t realize that our summer reading programs are open to adults as well as children,” Mesa Librarian Cherise Mead said. “We want to make summer reading a family affair and encourage parents to join in on reading with their kids.”  Studies have shown that students who participate in a summer reading program have better reading skills at the end of third grade and score higher on standardized tests than students who do not participate. Summer reading loss is also cumulative -- by the end of 6th grade, children who consistently lose reading skills over the summer will be two years behind their classmates. Reading just five books over the summer can prevent summer learning loss. All participants will need to register online at  www.MesaLibrary. org/summerreading to log their reading hours. Every minute spent reading equals one point. There are various prizes and coupons available, while supplies last, when achieving certain point levels. Participants can also earn points and virtual badges by attending Library programs. Weekly drawings and prizes will also be held at the Library. Earn 1,000 points to complete the program and receive a free book.  People earning 1,000 points are also eligible for a drawing to win Kindle Fire tablets.  You can view all the events posted online at

MCC Performing Arts “All Shook Up” Get ready to take a trip back in time with the comedy “All Shook Up” July 20 -28 at the Mesa Community College Performing Arts Center. The musical is set to the backdrop of the songs made famous by Elvis Presley that’ll have you jumpin’ out of your blue suede shoes with such classics as “Heartbreak Hotel,” “Jailhouse Rock” and “Don’t Be Cruel.” Set in the 1950’s, a guitar-playing young man rides into a small town changing everything and everyone that he meets in this hip-swiveling, lip - curling musical fantasy with a case of mistaken identities. “All Shook Up” blasts into the MCC Performing Arts Center July 20, 21, 26, 27 and 28 at 7:30 pm and July 28 at 2 pm. Reserve seats online at or by calling 480-461-7172.


July 2018

In the Community


The 5th Annual Beta Dance Festival Selects 2018 Choreographers

Wilson Elementary’s “Recycled Jellyfish” Art Work on Display at i.d.e.a. Museum

Presented by Phoenix Center for the Arts September 22 & 23, 2018

Wilson Elementary’s “Recycled Jellyfish” art sculpture will be on display now through Dec. 31st at the i.d.e.a. Museum, 150 W. Pepper Place. Their art piece was selected as the winner of this year’s environmental art competition sponsored by the City of Mesa Environmental Management & Sustainability Department. Mesa elementary schools were invited to take part in the City of Mesa’s Art of Sustainability Artwork Challenge.  As part of the competition, schools were asked to create a work of art that conveyed an environmental message and was constructed from repurposed materials.  Eight schools participated in this first-year challenge.  A panel of judges, comprised of representatives from the i.d.e.a. Museum, Mesa Arts Center and the Environmental Management & Sustainability Department, narrowed down the list of entries to three finalists and conducted on-site school visits to select the winning piece. Wilson Elementary constructed a jellyfish from plastic bags and bottles to highlight the environmental impact that plastic has on our oceans and sea life.  Per their research, there will be more plastic than fish by weight in the world’s oceans by 2050.  They also learned that sea turtles ingest plastic bags which resemble jellyfish and are the most commonly found item in their stomachs.  “Recycling objects into art is near and dear to us at the i.d.e.a. Museum,” said Executive Director Sunnee O’Rork. “We are thrilled to be sharing with our visitors the beautiful and fun ‘Recycled Jellyfish’ sculpture the students created together as a team. It’s a masterpiece.” To learn more about Mesa’s recycling programs, visit

Phoenix Center for the Arts presents the 5th annual Beta Dance Festival, September 22 & 23, 2018, at the Phoenix Center for the Arts’ Third Street Theater, located at 1202 N 3rd Street in Phoenix. Beta Dance Festival celebrates and strengthens the diverse, multi-faceted Valley dance community through the showing and sharing of new works across a multiplicity of dance forms and genres. “The diverse array of works in the 2018 festival speak to the current political moment, express and physicalize emotion, investigate the self, celebrate community, and pass on cultural knowledge,” says Festival Coordinator, Allyson Yoder. “Audiences will experience a rich night of movement, music, and emotion as they bear witness to the many vital roles dance plays in our lives.” The festival lineup represents a mix of mature, established choreographers from the Valley and up-and-coming, younger artists, including students and recent graduates of university and community college dance programs.   The 2018 Beta Lineup includes: Bailey Moore, Ruby Morales & Michelle Marji Balkanik DANCE CaZo Dance Company Chelsea Neiss Dreams of Arabia Music & Dance Ensemble Felix Cruz (Beta Residency Artist) Frankie Henderson Grand Canyon University Dance Department JAMovement Jenny Gerena Kevin Godfrey Liliana Gomez Michelle Marji Nicole L Olson & Rembrandt Quiballo OpendanceAZ Rosenkrans Dance The Rise Dance Company (RDC) Rylee Locker & Justin Villalobos Samantha Lupascu (Beta Residency Artist) SM² Dance Tanya Stoyanova   The new Beta Residency Program will also allow two choreographers, Felix Cruz and Samantha Lupascu, the opportunity to workshop their pieces over several months leading up to the performance. The residency provides structural and artistic support in the form of free rehearsal space, professional marketing and documentation, a work-in-progress showing and feedback session, and a guaranteed performance opportunity at the Beta Dance Festival, creating a safe container for risk and experimentation as artists develop their craft.


Sidewalks cleared of all obstructions positively impact the appearance of the community and keep Dobson Ranch “walkable”.

Thank you for being a good neighbor!

FISHING at Dobson Ranch

Have a safe and fun fishing experience at Dobson Ranch. A license is required. All fishing is catch and release. Please clean aarea of all fishing debris, (hooks, fishing line, garbage, etc.) before leaving. Thank You!


July 2018

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Have your dogs or cats cared for in your pet’s home environment and on their schedule. Ranch residents/longtime pet owners/references available.  COOLING OR HEATING CHECK-UP – $18.95. MAZON’S Call us for a free meet & greet.  Alan & Susan Harris AC and HEATING. 480-966-7794 or 602-579-1012. ( 480-332-2256.  We Licensed and bonded. ROC #C39-212482. look forward to meeting you! PLUMBING. We specialize in water heaters, drain POOL CARE cleaning, leaking pipes, faucets, toilets, tubs, slab leaks, reroutes, water softeners, disposals, reverse POOL SERVICE & REPAIR – Repairs filter, pumps, cool osmosis systems. Senior Discounts. Family owned and deck, tile. Oscar 480-238-0545. operated. Free estimates. Cure All Plumbing 480-8955858 Licensed, Bonded, Insured   ROC204797 www. GOODS AND SERVICES HAULING – IT’S GOT TO GO! From one thing to the whole thing! Landscape and remodeling debris, trash, furniture, appliances, overstuffed garage, residential and commercial property clean outs, etc. Environmentally responsible disposal, including, recycle and charitable donation. Dobson Ranch resident. Free Estimate. 480200-9598 BRASSBERRYS PAINTING - ROC#107686. 35 years local experience. 480-892-0463 MATCH ALL DRYWALL REPAIR - match all textures, cracks, holes, water damage, patio, ceilings, small stucco repairs, additions. Licensed bonded and insured. ROC#221568. See our ad 602-908-0520. DUMPING DAVE - I haul it all. Yard debris, junk, appliances, furniture, home cleanouts. Whatever you need cleaned up and hauled away. DEPENDABLE and HONEST. Dave 480-360-5865 HANDYMAN T&T HANDYMAN SERVICES - 15+ years experience. Plumbing, Electric, Flooring, Painting, Roofing, Kitchen and Bath Remodeling. Ranch resident. Not a licensed contractor. Call Tim @ 602-327-4781. Handyman Services – Painting, Electrical, Plumbing, Lighting, Honey-Do Lists Welcome Call Chris 480-9802442 Not a licensed contractor HOME IMPROVEMENTS PAINTING & HOME IMPROVEMENT AVAILABLE – Nonlicensed, interior/exterior painting and small handyman jobs. Contact Jerry 480-332-3471 CARPET REPAIR – Restretching, patching, etc. Ron 480861-8196


DOUBLE DD ELECTRIC 602-276-5550 Fast dependable service. Small/Large projects. Panel upgrades – Lighting – Troubleshooting. Lic ROC# 065071-010. ENGLISH BUILDING COMPANY LLC- Bathrooms, kitchens, tile, laminate, hardwood, windows, doors, patio covers & more. Owned and operated by Dobson Ranch resident, Paul English. FREE ESTIMATES 480603-8813. Project pictures and customer references at Licensed-Bonded-InsuredROC189470-BBB. PLUMBING SERVICE – Complete plumbing repairs and service. Free water heater inspection. 480-966-7794 or 602-579-1012. MAZON’S PLUMBING. Licensed and bonded. ROC #C37-212482. MASTER ELECTRICIAN – Roger Heaster. 22 years in the valley. Not a licensed contractor. 602-732-8877. AQUA TECH PLUMBING & DRAIN – For all your plumbing and drain cleaning needs. Licensed, Bonded, Insured. ROC#228747 Reliability and experience you can afford. 480-507-3335 TIME TO PAINT YOUR HOUSE? – Cardinal Painting Company. Interior/Exterior. One room to complete house. Licensed, Bonded, Insured. ROC #240973. Fast, Free Estimates. 480-294-3744. EPOXY GARAGE FLOORS – Great prices. Quality workmanship. Call Tom Blevins 602-882-1230 (Dobson Ranch Resident) Not a licensed contractor EXPERT HANDYMAN/HOME REMODELER – All phases of home remodeling, including plumbing, electrical, flooring, window/door installation. Kitchen/bath remodels. Wheelchair showers. Interior/exterior painting. No job too big or too small. Not a licensed contractor. (All work guaranteed). George 480-695-7299.


LAWN CARE SPRINKLER REPAIR – Working in Dobson Ranch since 1981. Scarecrow Sprinkler Repair. Frank 602-690-4767 not a licensed contractor. AZ HOME & LANDSCAPE SERVICES – Complete home and landscaping services including installation, maintenance, tree trimming, yard clean up, hauling, sprinkler installation and repair, pavers, handyman and more. Reliable, licensed and insured. Smartscape certified. References. Dobson Ranch resident. Free Estimate. 480-200-9598. $80/MONTH-COMPLETE LAWN SERVICE - Owner is a Dobson Ranch resident. Licensed, Bonded and Insured ROC281191 480-586-8445. LANDSCAPING & IRRIGATION/SPRINKLER ISSUES – Accepting new clients. 480-710-8738. Unlicensed MISCELLANEOUS SPRING CLEANING? Nelson Estate Jewelers buys jewelry, gold, silver, coins and some collectables! We are right here in Dobson Ranch and guarantee the best possible payout! 2051 S. Dobson Rd. Ste. 10 480-459-9867 Mon-Thurs 10-6 Free evaluation and cash offer!

At Your Service At Your Service ads are published free for Dobson Ranch teens. Call 480-831-8314 and ask for the editor or email RESPONSIBLE BABYSITTER - Hi, my name is Emily, I am 15 years old and a Sophomore at Dobson HS. I’m the fourth of nine children and experienced with all ages including infants. My Mom calls me the, “Baby Whisperer.” I would love to be your weekly date night sitter or summer nanny. I’m also American Red Cross Babysitter/CPR certified. Call or text me to set up an interview! 480-306-6671 HOUSE SITTING SERVICE: My name is Michael. I am 14 years old, and I can house sit for you if you are planning to go out of town. I can bring in mail, water plants, clean your pool, and check chemical levels. Rates are reasonable and negotiable. Please call 602312-0283. The Dobson Association Roundup does not make any representation as to the validity or qualifications of any advertiser. For further information on licensed contractors log onto This is the website for Arizona licensing of contractors. Use either the contractor’s name or their ROC number.

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Calendar of Events July/August 2018 MONDAY 16








Fitness in the Park 6 am Laguna Park Water Aerobics 7:30 am Saratoga Pool Summer Camp 7:30 am Grande Room Retiree’s Board Meeting 9 am Saratoga Bridge 12:30 pm Saratoga Yoga for Beginners 5:30 pm Saratoga Budget and Finance 6:30 pm Grande Room

Water Aerobics 7:30 am Saratoga Pool Summer Camp 7:30 am Grande Room Healing Yoga 8:15 am Saratoga Fitness in the Park 6 pm Laguna Park Zumba 6:30 pm Grande Room

Fitness in the Park 6 am Laguna Park Water Aerobics 7:30 am Saratoga Pool Summer Camp 7:30 am Grande Room Tai Chi Beginner 9 am Saratoga Tai Chi Intermediate 10 am Saratoga Tai Chi Beginner 6 pm Grande Room Tai Chi Advanced 7 pm Grande Room

Water Aerobics 7:30 am Saratoga Pool Summer Camp 7:30 am Grande Room Healing Yoga 8:15 am Saratoga Fitness in the Park 6 pm Laguna Park BOD Meeting 7 pm Grande Room Aqua Zumba 6:30 pm La Casita Pool


24 Water Aerobics 7:30 am Saratoga Pool Summer Camp 7:30 am Grande Room Healing Yoga 8:15 am Saratoga Fitness in the Park 6 pm Laguna Park Zumba 6:30 pm Grande Room

25 Fitness in the Park 6 am Laguna Park Water Aerobics 7:30 am Saratoga Pool Summer Camp 7:30 am Grande Room Tai Chi Beginner 9 am Saratoga Tai Chi Intermediate 10 am Saratoga Tai Chi Beginner 6 pm Grande Room Tai Chi Advanced 7 pm Grande Room

26 Water Aerobics 7:30 am Saratoga Pool Summer Camp 7:30 am Grande Room Healing Yoga 8:15 am Saratoga Fitness in the Park 6 pm Laguna Park Aqua Zumba 6:30 pm La Casita Pool

27 Fitness in the Park 6 am Laguna Park Summer Camp 7:30 am Grande Room Poker 6:30 pm Saratoga



3 Fitness in the Park 6 am Laguna Park Summer Camp 7:30 am Grande Room Master Planning Committee 1:30 pm Saratoga


Fitness in the Park 6 am Laguna Park Water Aerobics 7:30 am Saratoga Pool Summer Camp 7:30 am Grande Room Bridge 12:30 pm Saratoga Yoga for Beginners 5:30 pm Saratoga Waterworks BOD Meeting 6:30 pm Chica Room

30 Fitness in the Park 6 am Laguna Park Water Aerobics 7:30 am Saratoga Pool Summer Camp 7:30 am Grande Room Bridge 12:30 pm Saratoga Yoga for Beginners 5:30 pm Saratoga

31 Water Aerobics 7:30 am Saratoga Pool Summer Camp 7:30 am Grande Room Healing Yoga 8:15 am Saratoga Fitness in the Park 6 pm Laguna Park Zumba 6:30 pm Grande Room

6 Fitness in the Park 6 am Laguna Park Water Aerobics 7:30 am Saratoga Pool Retiree’s General Meeting 8 am Grande Room Bridge 12:30 pm Chica Room Yoga for Beginners 5:30 pm Saratoga

7 Water Aerobics 7:30 am Saratoga Pool Healing Yoga 8:15 am Saratoga Fitness in the Park 6 pm Laguna Park Zumba 6:30 pm Grande Room

13 Fitness in the Park 6 am Laguna Park Water Aerobics 7:30 am Saratoga Pool Bridge 12:30 pm Chica Room Yoga for Beginners 5:30 pm Saratoga Budget and Finance 6:30 pm Grande Room

14 Water Aerobics 7:30 am Saratoga Pool Healing Yoga 8:15 am Saratoga Fitness in the Park 6 pm Laguna Park Zumba 6:30 pm Grande Room

20 Fitness in the Park 6 am Laguna Park Water Aerobics 7:30 am Saratoga Retiree’s Board Meeting 9 am Grande Room Bridge 12:30 pm Chica Room Yoga for Beginners 5:30 pm Saratoga

21 Water Aerobics 7:30 am Saratoga Pool Healing Yoga 8:15 am Saratoga Fitness in the Park 6 pm Laguna Park Zumba 6:30 pm Grande Room

26 July 30 32 18 THE 2018 DOBSON ASSOCIATION

Fitness in the Park 6 am Laguna Park Water Aerobics 7:30 am Saratoga Pool Summer Camp 7:30 am Grande Room Tai Chi Beginner 9 am Saratoga Tai Chi Intermediate 10 am Saratoga Tai Chi Beginner 6 pm Grande Room Tai Chi Advanced 7 pm Grande Room


Water Aerobics 7:30 am Saratoga Pool Summer Camp 7:30 am Grande Room Healing Yoga 8:15 am Saratoga Retiree’s Gameday 1 pm Saratoga Fitness in the Park 6 pm Laguna Park Aqua Zumba 6:30 pm La Casita Pool

20 Fitness in the Park 6 am Laguna Park Summer Camp 7:30 am Grande Room Bunco 6:30 pm Saratoga


16 Water Aerobics 7:30 am Saratoga Pool Healing Yoga 8:15 am Grande Room BOD Meeting 7 pm Grande Room Fitness in the Park 6 pm Laguna Park Aqua Zumba 6:30 pm La Casita Pool

17 Fitness in the Park 6 am Laguna Park Bunco 6:30 pm Saratoga

Tai Chi Intermediate 10 am Chica Room Tai Chi Beginner 6 pm Grande Room Tai Chi Advanced 7 pm Grande Room

Water Aerobics 7:30 am Saratoga Pool Tai Chi Beginner 9 am Chica Room Tai Chi Intermediate 10 am Chica Room Tai Chi Beginner 6 pm Grande Room Tai Chi Advanced 7 pm Grande Room



Fitness in the Park 6 am Laguna Park

Water Aerobics 7:30 am Saratoga Pool Healing Yoga 8:15 am Grande Room Laguna Village BOD Meeting 5 pm Chica Room Fitness in the Park 6 pm Laguna Park Aqua Zumba 6:30 pm La Casita Pool

Water Aerobics 7:30 am Saratoga Pool Tai Chi Beginner 9 am Chica Room Tai Chi Intermediate 10 am Chica Room Tai Chi Beginner 6 pm Grande Room Tai Chi Advanced 7 pm Grande Room


5 Sunday

Fitness in the Park 6 am Laguna Park

Tai Chi Beginner 9 am Chica Room


29 Sunday

10 Fitness in the Park 6 am Laguna Park End of Summer BYOB 6:30 pm Grande Room

Water Aerobics 7:30 am Saratoga Pool


22 Sunday

9 Water Aerobics 7:30 am Saratoga Pool Healing Yoga 8:15 am Grande Room Fitness in the Park 6 pm Laguna Park Aqua Zumba 6:30 pm La Casita Pool

Fitness in the Park 6 am Laguna Park



12 Sunday 18

19 Sunday 24 Fitness in the Park 6 am Laguna Park Poker 6:30 pm Saratoga


26 Sunday


Ranchers' Roundup July 2018  
Ranchers' Roundup July 2018