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The Official Publication of the Dobson Ranch Homeowners Association

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January 15, 2017


Table of Contents

January 2017

2017 Assessments

8 Board Candidates Needed

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Bark in the Park

8

Boat and Fishing License

2

16

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Your Neighborhood | 1

Recreation Happenings | 12

In the Community | 28

Message From the Executive Director Message From the Board President Call for Candidates A Message From the Editor Things to Know COMING SOON!! Association Software Upgrade Frequently Called Phone Numbers Dobson Ranch Spring Expo Dobson Ranch Clean Up Annual Meeting Board Candidate Bios Consider Running for the Board of Directors Meet the Board Candidate Event 2017 Association Board of Directors Election to Utilize Online Voting 2017 Assessments A Brand-New Year

From the Recreation Manager’s Desk La Casita Preschool Registration Facility Hours Recreation Classes and Activities 2017 Programs and Events Recreation Classes Dobson Ranch Pontoon Tour/Ride Information Table and Chairs Rental Event Venue for Your Special Event Harkins Movie Tickets Bark in the Park Bark in the Park Vendor Application Dobson Ranch Tennis Academy DR Pickleball Celebrates the Holidays With Tournament Employee of the Month 2017 Boat Permits and Fishing Licenses Go on Sale December 1 Racquetball Court Rental BYOB Santa Breakfast Lighted Boat Parade Winners Stargazing at Laguna Park Sunday in the Park Movie in the Park Spring Break Camp Easter Eggstravaganza Tween Easter Egg Hunt Renaissance Festival

Programs at Dobson Ranch Library Mesa Public Schools Launches Xplore Tried It and Liked It Franklin at Alma Elementary Kindergarten Registration Begins in January St Timothy Church Offering Food Truck Fridays 17th Annual Historic Home Tour New Frontiers for Lifelong Learning Mesa American Little League Baseball and Softball Registration National Theatre Live Screenings at Mesa Community College Theatre

Home & Garden | 9 Deadline to Remove Holiday Decorations and Lights Citrus Collection CC& R Notices December 2016 Architectural Applications December 2016 Home Sales Green Thumb Awards Pancake Breakfast Milligan and Rowe Earn Good Neighbor Award Good Neighbor Award Household Hazardous Waste/Electronics and Appliance Recycling Collection Events Neighborhood Watch SRP Water Conservation Expo

Clubs | 24 Retirees Club 2017 Retiree Officers Garden Club Tea Retirees Schedule Dobson Pavement Pounders Yacht Club Dobson Ranch Democrats and Friends Club Fish Wintertime in Dobson Ranch Lakes Womens’ Club Garden Club Dobson Ranch Conservatives

In Every Issue | 32 Classifieds At Your Service Monthly Calendar

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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.

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Please call 911 for reporting emergencies, vandalism, suspicious activity, etc. occurring on or to Ranch property. Dobson Ranch Urgent Assistance (broken sprinklers) 480-226-9597 La Casita Recreation Center 480-831-7464 / 2719 S. Reyes Dobson Association Administrative Office 480-831-8314 / 2719 S. Reyes www.dobsonranch.com

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Administrative Office Hours: Monday through Thursday - 8 am – 5 pm Friday – 8 am – 4 pm Saturday and Sunday - Closed Saratoga Recreation Center 480-839-1044 / 2345 S. Saratoga Los Altos Recreation Center / 2524 W. Campo Alegre

480-831-7464 Held in conjunction with the Spring Expo


Your Neighborhood

January 2017

Message From the Executive Director By David L. Jones Executive Director

Your assessment dollars were hard at work in 2016. Listed below is an overview of how the assessments were utilized. Of course, the list is simply a summary, but it provides examples of programs, events, amenities and much more that is available to all Dobson Ranch residents. We hope this information prompts you to take advantage of the many benefits to being a Dobson Ranch resident: Events: Annual Meeting of the Members Bark in the Park Breakfast with Santa BYOB Cerveza Run Clean up, Shred, & Garage Sale Easter Eggstravaganza Fall Festival Fishing Tournament Flick and Float Golf Tournament Halloween Spooktacular Ice Cream Social Movie in the Park Music in the Park Outdoor Expo Stargazing Tween Egg Hunt Water Conservation Expo Winter Wonderland Activities / Classes: Basketball Courts Boat Rides Bridge Bunco Discounted Tickets for Community Dobson Dolphin Swim Team Dobson Pontoon Boat Fitness in the Park La Casita Preschool Kid’s Camps Parks Poker Tournaments Racquetball Courts Room Rentals Swimming Lessons Tai Chi Tennis Courts, Lessons & Programs Water Aerobics Yoga

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Budget and Finance Committee Master Planning Committee Marketing Committee Recreation Committee Water Management Committee 2016 Improvements: Granite Replacement Lake Edge Refurbishment Maintenance and Landscaping Utility Vehicles Replaced Maintenance Yard Foam Roof Recoating Plasma Cutting Table Purchased Splash Pad Refurbishment Tennis Court Windscreens Replaced Wood Chips Replenished Other: Dobson Ranch Facebook Page Dobson Ranch Website Enforcement of Association Documents Monthly Ranchers’ Roundup Review of Architectural Applications Ongoing Maintenance: Lake Water Testing & Balancing Landscaping of Ranch Common Areas Maintenance of Ranch Lakes and Docks Memorial Rose Garden Painting of Various Ranch Common Areas / Buildings Planting of Seasonal Flowers Ranch Party Trailer Ranch Radar Trailer Restocking of Fish in the Ranch Lakes Thank you to the Board of Directors, committee members, volunteers and staff who helped make this all possible. And thank you to you, our residents for all of your support and participation in making Dobson Ranch the best place to live. I look forward to all that is planned for 2017. You can help make Dobson Ranch an even better place to live by being involved. If you have suggestions, questions, or comments, please attend a Board of Director’s meeting or contact the Administration office at 480-831-8314. Have a great New Year!

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Your Neighborhood

January 2017

Message From the Board President By Frank Mizner Board President 2016-17

Wrapping up 2016 was busy on the Ranch. I attended Vice Mayor Dennis Kavanaugh’s toy drive pancake breakfast. This free breakfast was well attended and seemed to have generated lots of toys. The toy drive benefits patients at Cardon Children’s Medical Center. La Casita was a drop off location as well as we had a donation box at Winter Wonderland this year. Thank you to all who filled the box and supported the effort. The same day following the toy drive was the Associations’ very own Breakfast with Santa; this event was again sold out, both seatings. It was great to see so many of our Dobson Ranch families participating; I met quite a few families who have made this a holiday tradition. The beginning of December Winter Wonderland event was a huge success with kids snow activities in the afternoon and the lighted boat parade in the evening. Thank you to the yacht club and all of the participants that make the boat parade a success. A special thanks to the Board members judging the parade: Bob Radisich, Stacy Holmstedt, and Sandy Murray, and to Laurie Moe and Executive Director David Jones – they were out there working hard assisting with docking boats, keeping the boat tours moving along; I believe this is one of the first years we accommodated everyone waiting in line prior to the end of the event. Thanks, everyone! By the time this reaches your mailbox we will have completed the first ever “Polar Plunge” on the Ranch…a new event in January 2017. This event is close to my heart, as I proposed it. I am thrilled with the support it has received by the Association, thank you to our Recreation department for bringing it to fruition. It is mirrored after Polar Plunge events throughout the United States. Ours benefits Autism Speaks and is sponsored by Sprouts. There were refreshments and giveaways. We hope it will be a popular event benefitting a great charity. It’s hard to believe but Board of Director elections for 2017 are right around the corner; the deadline to be included on printed materials for the election is February 20. Please contact the administration office for any additional information and please read this and upcoming Roundups for important voting information. As 2016 is wrapping up I want to thank everyone for your support and wish everyone a fantastic 2017.

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Call for Candidates BOD Candidacy Do you have time to volunteer and be a servant leader for Dobson Ranch? Then consider running as a candidate for the Dobson Ranch Board of Directors. If you’re considering running for the board, we ask that you take a few moments to ask yourself the following three questions: Do I have the time? As a board member, you will need to devote at least several hours of your time each month to Association business. During special projects, you may need to spend a little extra time on association business. Some board members may also spend a little more time than others if they work with a committee. Can I make tough decisions when it’s required? The primary role of the Board is to conduct the business of the Association. This doesn’t just mean approving the budget, but also developing and enforcing policies. Board members are required to step outside their immediate circle of family and neighbors and make decisions based on the greater good of the community. Can I do all this and have fun, too? It isn’t all about policies and tough decisions. Our community is only as good as we make it, and establishing and maintaining a sense of community is a part of a board member’s responsibility. Planning and attending functions and being a presence in the community are as important as any policy decisions you may make. Being a board member can be frustrating at times, but it may also be one of the most rewarding ways you’ll find to volunteer your time. If you’re interested in running for the board or would like more details about board’s responsibilities, please contact the Administration office at 480-831-8314. There are three seats open on the Dobson Ranch Board of Directors. Look for Candidate forms on our website www.dobsonranch.com or pick one up at the office. Return the form to the Association office at 2719 S. Reyes. Election results will be announced at the Board of Directors Annual Meeting on April 11, 2017. Candidate bios will be printed in the January, February, and March 2017 issues of the Ranchers’ Roundup. Applications submitted prior to December 20, 2016 will be included in all three issues. The deadline to be included on election materials and in the March issue of the Ranchers’ Roundup is February 20, 2017. To apply online or print an application form, please visit dobsonranch.com, then login. Information will be under the Members tab. Applications may be picked up at La Casita, 2719 S. Reyes. For questions, please call administration at 480-831-8314. Content from Community Associations Institute

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Your Neighborhood

January 2017

A Message From the Editor

Frequently Called Phone Numbers

By Joanna Loftus

DOBSON RANCH Dobson Ranch Administration 480-831-8314 Dobson Ranch Recreation 480-831-7464 Dobson Ranch website www.dobsonranch.com

Ranchers’ Roundup Editor

Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a wonderful time with family and friends in recent weeks. May 2017 be a productive and successful year for you. Dobson Ranch definitely has a busy year ahead. Here are some highlights: • The year started out with a great big SPLASH! There was a new event for the new year… The Polar Plunge. • Bark in the Park on January 28 is always popular with the doggies and their families. • Find out more about the planets and stars at the Stargazing Event on February 3rd. • How about a relaxing Sunday afternoon in the Park listening to a live band? Mark your calendars for February 26. That’s just the beginning. Please view the 2017 event calendar on page 13 for a complete look at the events scheduled for this year. Information is also available on the website, dobsonranch. com. We haven’t slowed down a bit going into 2017. There is something for everyone at Dobson Ranch; Events, Activities, Classes, Clubs, Amenities, and more… all which make Dobson Ranch… the best place to live!

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 jloftus@dobsonranchhoa.com or call 480-831-8314 and ask for Joanna. 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 Dobson Association Board of Directors meetings. Meetings are held on the third Thursday at 7 pm at La Casita in the Grande room. The next dates are January 19 and February 16. All members are encouraged to attend. If you missed last month’s meeting you can get caught up with President Frank Mizner’s article on page 1. For more information, please call 480-831-8314.

SRP DRY-UP The SRP dry-up began in November. With work planned for Lake 1, the SRP draw will not be restarted until February 2017.

By Maria Clark

Associate Director of Finance

Our software conversion is still underway. We are working hard to ensure a smooth and accurate transition. The official launch date will be announced as we get closer to completing the conversion. The software will provide our Finance, Administration and CC&R staff full-featured Accounting and Property Management applications allowing us to better serve our homeowners. Continue to keep a look out for updates and new features as they become available. 4 THE DOBSON ASSOCIATION

Ranchers’ Roundup is the official publication of the Dobson Ranch Homeowners Association. 2719 S. Reyes, Mesa, AZ 85202 480-831-8314 www.dobsonranch.com Urgent Ranch Assistance 480-226-9597 David L. Jones Executive Director

CITY OF MESA Animal Control Animal cruelty, barking, etc. Building permits Bulk Pickup City Code Compliance City Council Office City of Mesa Switchboard Crime Prevention (Fiesta) Dobson Ranch Library Fiesta Police Station Graffiti Hotline Green Pool Complaints Mesa Police Department Neighborhood Speed Enforcement Neighborhood Watch Noise Disturbance Police Non-Emergency Solid Waste Street Barricades Street Light Hotline Street Maintenance Street Sweeper Vice Mayor Kavanaugh’s Office

Joanna Loftus Editor

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.

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UTILITIES AZ Blue Stake (call before you dig) Call 811 City of Mesa Utilities 480-644-2221 Salt River Project 602-236-8888 SCHOOLS Booker T. Washington School Franklin at Alma School Rhodes Jr. High School Dobson High School

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SUB-ASSOCIATIONS Dobson Bay Club Dobson Bay Club, LLC

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Dobson Condos Red Mountain Management, LLC

HOLIDAY HOURS Administration and Recreation will be closed on Monday, February 22nd.

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Dobson Glen Vision Community Services

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Dobson Greens Laurie Nichols

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Laguna Village Tri-City Property Management

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January 2017

Your Neighborhood

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Saturday, March 25th 8 am - 11 am La Casita Recreation Center 2719 S. Reyes

Fun for everyone! Bring your family and friends!

• Expo takes place in conjunction with the Dobson Ranch Retiree Club Pancake Breakfast

• Approaches that will improve efficiency of our utilities used in the home, yard, where we play and work

• Residents attending will walk away with new products and ways to apply information they • Vendors will showcase products Pancake receive at the Expo and/or services Breakfast • Don’t miss this • Inovative ideas to promote 8-10 am great event! beneficial sustainable goals $3 per person Kids under 2 free

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CONSIDER RUNNING FOR THE DOBSON RANCH BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Saturday March 18 Sell it Dump it Shred it GARAGE SALE: 7 am -1 pm. Ranchwide. Register by email: dmadueno@dobsonranch.com or call 480-831-8314. Signage is your responsibility. Deadline to register is Friday, March 10. Maps and lists will be available on Thursday, March 16. RANCH CLEANUP: 7 am - 3 pm. Los Altos Parking Lot Lot. Residents are responsible for loading and unloading their own material. Unacceptable items include: appliances, rock, block, concrete, tile, carpet, food, animal waste, engines, all hazardous waste, pressurized tanks and gas powered vehicles.

PAPER SHREDDING: 8 am -11 am. Saratoga

Parking Lot. Drop off boxes of paper to be shredded. Paper clips and staples okay. No plastic bags.

Do you have time to volunteer and be a servant leader for Dobson Ranch? Then consider running as a candidate for the 2017 Dobson Ranch Board of Directors.

To apply online or print an application form, please visit http://www.dobsonranchhoa.com/join-the-board-of-directors/

Applications may be picked up at La Casita, 2719 S. Reyes For questions, please call administration at 480-831-8314

Candidate bios will be printed in the January, February, and March 2017 issues of the Ranchers’ Roundup. Please submit your application prior to December 20, 2016 to be included in all three issues. The deadline to be included on election materials and in the March issue of the Ranchers’ Roundup is February 20, 2017.

Election results will be announced at the Board of Directors Annual Meeting on April 11, 2017. The Dobson Association 2719 S. Reyes, Mesa, AZ 85202 480-831-8314 dobsonranchhoa.com

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January 2017

BOARD CANDIDATE bios

Your Neighborhood

Jeff Brosman Dobson Ranch owner and resident

Why do you want to serve on the board? To serve our DR community in my areas of expertise.

What key qualifications would you bring to the Association? Vast experience in budgeting, cost control, executive adminstrative/managerial/leadership positions in both industry and 501c3 organizations. Service in past positions include Executive Director of two non-profit organizations (PIC lnternationaI and Gracies), board member of Goodworks Counseling, Chairman of the Board of GCC. Have written organizational policy for four industrial/non-profit organizations. Managed contracts in excess of $100 Million and was a Certified Professional Contract Manager (CPCM). What do you see as a critical issue facing our community? Fiscal and fiduciary responsibility in our DR leadership. Autobiography: Mr.Brosman served 23 years in a variety of engineering (BSME) & business (MBA), including policy, negotiating and management positions. For 13 years was the Executive Director of two 501c3 nonprofit organizations. Also has served as a Pastor (M of Theology) and has taught a variety of science, business and theology classes (Community College Teacher Certified). Mr. Brosman and his family have lived in DR for 39 years and is currently retired. He has been married for forty years and has two children. His daughters swam on the DR team for 10+ years. Mr. Brosman is a voracious reader and enjoys, sports, biking, chess and working out at the gym. Mr. Brosman has served in a variety of laity positions at his church.

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Ron Magaw Dobson Ranch owner and resident

Why do you want to serve on the board? I have gained a lot of experience in the complex process of managing this great community during my 6 years of service on the Board. I would like to continue to bring my water management expertise to the Board so that we continue to have a great place to live.

What key qualifications would you bring to the Association? For 24 years I have been an active member of the Dobson Ranch Water Management Committee, serving as chairman for the last 11 years. The committee oversees general ways to improve and conserve our use of water within the ranch, including lake water consumption, turf and landscape water use and rain water harvesting. What do you see as a critical issue facing our community? Water is a critical issue for any community but especially one like Dobson Ranch with its 8 lakes, 3 major park areas and lots of landscaping and grass. The HOA must continue it’s excellent relations with the Arizona Department of Water Resources (ADWR) to ensure that our lake water costs are manageable and that we foster and support water conservation skills which are models for other communities. Autobiography: My wife Peggy and I have lived in Dobson Ranch since 1981. I retired from Honeywell Aerospace in 2001 and currently do volunteer work at a Tempe Grade school 2 days a week. Peggy is also very active doing volunteer work for the city of Mesa. We very much enjoy the community that calls itself Dobson Ranch. Candidate Bios | 7 The Dobson Association

Postcards with election information will be mailed in March, 2017

2017 ONLINE VOTING

for the Board of Directors election Annual Meeting and Celebration Tuesday, April 11, 2017

MEET THE BOARD CANDIDATES EVENT Join us Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 6:30 pm at the La Casita Recreation Center 2719 S. Reyes, Mesa, AZ 85202 in the Grande Room prior to the Board Meeting. The Board Candidates will be in attendance to request your votes and respond to questions from the audience. The Dobson Association 2719 S. Reyes, Mesa, AZ 85202 480-831-8314

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of the Members

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 La Casita, 2719 S Reyes, Mesa, AZ 85202

Meeting begins at 7 pm

Food and refreshments will be served beginning at 5:30 pm until it is gone. Please RSVP by Friday, March 31 to dmadueno@dobsonranch.com or call Donna at 480-831-8314 The 2017 Board of Directors election will utilize online voting. A postcard will be sent to homeowners with all the details at the end of February, 2017 If your account is delinquent $137.00 and you have not made payment arrangements by March 31, 2017 your right to vote is suspended.

The Dobson Association 2719 S. Reyes, Mesa, AZ 85202 480-831-8314


January 2017

Candidate Bios | cont.

Your Neighborhood

Frank Mizner Dobson Ranch owner and resident Why do you want to serve on the Board? I have been a resident of Dobson Ranch since 1987. I have always been actively involved in the community, including participation in the annual Garden Tour, membership in various committees (Tennis, Recreation, Beautification, Nominating, and Vote Supervision), frequent Board meeting attendance, and unofficial Pickleball Commissioner. I am a strong supporter of Dobson Ranch and wish to continue my record of community involvement.

What key qualification would you bring to the Association? B.S. (Economics) and M.S. (Urban Geography) University of Arizona Graduate: Mesa Civilian Police Academy and Mesa Leadership Development Program Past Board membership: Mesa YMCA, Valley Forward, Mesa Leadership, Arizona Planning Association, Mesa Planning & Zoning, Retired Mesa Employees, and Mesa United Way City of Mesa Planning Director (1988-2003) Dobson Association Executive Director (2003-2005) Dobson Association Board of Directors (2007-2010 and 2014-2017) Park Place HOA Architectural Manager (2011-2015) Dobson Association Board President (2016-2017) What do you see as a critical issue facing our community? Dobson Ranch is now well over 40 years of age, starting development in 1973. Past Boards and staff have done an admirable job of maintaining our neighborhoods and facilities in order to enhance property values for all of us. Our challenge will be to maintain our quality of life and strong sense of community into the future while wisely managing our financial resources. The Board of Directors has three major areas of responsibility: fiduciary (prudently managing the Association’s finances); quality of life (maintaining our assets and implementing long-range plans); and communication (listening to Ranch residents). We have many exciting projects on the horizon (on-line voting, electronic access for Ranch facilities, rebranding of Ranch infrastructure, and expanding La Casita patio areas). I look forward to working with residents, staff and the Board of Directors to implement these projects in a continuing effort to keep Dobson Ranch “The Best Place to Live”! Autobiography: I retired in 2003 as Planning Director for the City of Mesa after a 28-year career in urban planning. I then served as Executive Director for the Dobson Association, followed by two terms on the Board of Directors, including the past year as Board President. Dobson Ranch is truly a great place to live, to raise a family, and to be a participating part of a caring and active community. Thank you for your support – I look forward to serving you.

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Ron Ricci Dobson Ranch owner and resident Why do you want to serve on the board? For the past three years it’s been an honor to serve with the current Board of Directors. With your help, I would like to continue to serve and represent the residents of Dobson Ranch. As a Board Member, I served on the Ad Hoc Committee to update the policies of the Association, the Master Planning Committee for long range strategic planning, and the Marketing Committee to keep Residents informed. I’m familiar with both the budget and the updated bylaws and wish to keep Dobson Ranch moving ahead as a Great Place to Live!

What key qualifications would you bring to the Association? As a previous business owner, former member of various corporation boards of directors and President of a commercial condominium association, I will bring to your board a vast array of business experience from maintaining real property and be an unbiased representative of association members. Possibly more than anything else, a high-quality Board member is about having the time to commit to the position and the ability to balance the requests and requirements of the residents within the constraints of the financial plan. In closing, I have the time needed and the knowledge required to be a positive member of the team. I hope that the residents of Dobson Ranch will consider me for a position with the Dobson Ranch Board of Directors. What do you see as a critical issue facing our community? As a member of the Dobson Ranch Board of Directors, one should be understanding and sensitive to the residents’ concerns. It is a position of trust and has an impact on the lives of everyone in the community. In addition, a board member is sometimes required to perform a delicate balancing of resources and budgets. The decision should include the knowledge of the goals of the community and those affected. We must continue to be attentive in keeping Dobson Ranch the Best Place to Live by: 1. Maintaining property values and by being attentive and fair with CCR’s 2. Maintaining a Zero Based Budgeting approach to cost management 3. Keeping annual assessments to a minimum 4. Continuing to communicate with the City of Mesa activities and government affairs the effects on our community Autobiography: I reside in Dobson Ranch in Los Altos and I am a homeowner. I have multiple degrees but most importantly are my Business and Organizational Management degrees. I plan to retire here in Dobson Ranch.

Your vote counts! Postcards with election information will be mailed in March, 2017

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January 2017

Your Neighborhood

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2017 Association Board of Directors Election to Utilize Online Voting The Dobson Association 2017 Board of Directors election will utilize online voting. Online voting is quick, convenient and secure. A postcard (similar to the illustration) will be sent to homeowners with all the details, in March, 2017. More information will be included in future Ranchers’ Roundups. Three positions are open for a seat on the Board of Directors. Candidate bios appear in this issue of the Ranchers’ Roundup, also the the February and March issues, and will be included on the ballot as well. There is still time to be a candidate. Please contact the administration office at 480-831-8314, if interested. Voting helps to guide association policy and the future of your community. It is an important aspect of community living. Please vote and attend the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Members and Celebration.

2017 ONLINE VOTING

for the Board of Directors election

2017 Assessments The Board of Directors has once again approved no increase to the Assessments for 2017. 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!”. 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 (www.dobsonranch. com) 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. Payments may be mailed to or dropped off at the Association Administration or Recreation departments. Please be sure to include your account number when remitting your payment. 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 one-time payments can be made at the Dobson Association website (www. dobsonranch.com), 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”. Once logged in, select the one-time payment or auto payment option. If setting up automatic recurring payments, click on Menu, click on Auto Pay, and enter your information. Once you have set up the auto pay, the payment will continue to be processed until you stop the payment or make changes. If you are currently setup on recurring payments through the payment portal, please be sure that your payments are set to continue through 2017. 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 for assistance. 8 THE DOBSON ASSOCIATION

Annual Meeting and Celebration Tuesday, April 11, 2017

A Brand-New Year By Craig A. Wilson

Water Management Director

Here we are again at the start of a brand-new year. Last year was pretty much normal, as normal as any year can be in the desert of the southwest. People have been trying to guess what is normal for as long as I have been here. Are we in a drought or is this just the dry part of average? Average is 7 inches of rain a year. Last year left us with 6 inches of rain, somewhere in the middle of the 2 to 12 inches for the year range of the past 10 years. Weather is always interesting, even after a spell of 120 consecutive days without rain. Then it rains, but only enough to let you know it rained; that is still normal. The rain in 2016 came in short bursts; a quarter inch at a time. That is great for lawns and other plants that find their way into our landscaping habitats. Some years the rain comes in buckets at a time washing away the nutrients the rain provides, but last year the rain was spread out over several days when it did rain. Part of living in the desert is the ability to complain about the heat, just one of the rights of dwelling here. 2016 however did not offer much about which to complain. Yes, we did have one of the earliest and latest 100+ degree Fahrenheit days, May 24th and Oct 27th. In between however, we only had 92 days over 100˚F, 26 fewer days than average. The fact that 23 of those days were also over 110˚F versus the average 15 days of 110+˚F means nearly 34 fewer days in 2016 of just 100+˚F days. Makes the whole summer seem cooler. These types of swings in the natural order of things greatly impact the demand for water needed to keep our landscape healthy. Landscaping needs an irrigation controller that can keep up with the changing weather demands. March saw higher than normal temperatures creating a higher than average demand for irrigation. Then late April and May saw cooler than normal temperatures lessening the demand for water. Only a smart controller can keep up with these fluctuating demands and not over or under water. Fortunately, the Salt River Project again will be offering exceptional deals on smart controllers. Look for the SRP flyers in the utility bills and here in the Ranchers’ Roundup. Originally, the SRP program offered a variety of smart controllers. Recently, those first controllers were superseded by a new generation of smart controllers. Those original controllers can now be replaced at a very nominal cost that will add years of service and reduce the water used to maintain your landscape. Living here awhile has taught me that more than 10 inches of rain a year is a lot of rain. So remember, water makes living in the desert possible - make the best of it.


January 2017

Home & Garden

Deadline to Remove Holiday Decorations and Lights is January 15, 2017

Holiday decorations and lights are lovely to look at and enjoy, but January 15, 2017 is the deadline for removal. Here are the guidelines for holiday lights and decorations from the Amended Residential Architectural Guidelines. The full document may be picked up at the administration office, 2719 S. Reyes or viewed online at dobsonranch. com. Questions can be answered by calling 480-831-8314. SECTION 2.10 HOLIDAY LIGHTS AND DECORATIONS 2.10.1 HOLIDAY LIGHTS AND DECORATIONS Holiday decorations will not require approval if installed no earlier than thirty (30) days before a holiday and removed no later than twenty-one (21) days after a holiday. Any variation from these time periods will require approval of the ACC. The ACC reserves the right to request reasonable modifications to holiday decorations if deemed appropriate.

Citrus Collection La Casita will not be a citrus collection point this year. Due to the Department of Agriculture’s expansion of the Asian Citrus Psyllid quarantine across the entire state of Arizona, Food Banks in Arizona, can now accept citrus donations from the public. Please contact any local food bank before you drop off fruit, to make sure they will accept your donations. The process to donate citrus will vary based on the food bank you are working with. For more information please visit the United Food Bank at https://www.unitedfoodbank.org/getting-involved/citrus-gleaning/, 245 South Nina Drive Mesa, Arizona 85210, 480-926-4897, or the Association of Arizona Food Banks, http://www.azfoodbanks. org/index.php/citrusdonations , 800-445-1914.

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Homeowner Improvements

Architectural Applications December 2016 By Carole Stabile Member Services Coordinator

30 Applications

$229,973.00

DOBSON shores Paint Pavers

$4,500.00 $6,000.00

LAGUNA SHORES Paint

$6,000.00

DOBSON RANCH UNIT I Paint Roof Landscape

$1,000.00 $3,000.00 $3,000.00

DOBSON RANCH UNIT III Paint Shed Roof RV Gate Tree Removal

$500.00 $1,312.00 $6,500.00 $1,586.00 $800.00

Dobson Ranch Unit 15 Paint

$1,500.00

Dobson Ranch Unit 18 Repair and paint eaves

$1,050.00

LAGUNA SHORES AMENDED Solar Panels

$21,195.00

LAGUNA Village Landcape

$4,700.00

los altos Paint Security Door Block Wall RV Gate

$5,250.00 $500.00 $1,500.00 $2,000.00

SARATOGA LAKES Roof Paint Pavers

$7,380.00 $400.00 $300.00

Woodcreek townhomes Paint

$150,000.00

Home Sales Properties in the Foreclosure or Trustee Sale process: 5 2 Houses 3 Condos November home sales: 31

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Home & Garden

January 2017

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Milligan and Rowe Earn Good Neighbor Award

Green Thumb Awards By Joanna Loftus

There are many types landscapes in Dobson Ranch, due in part to our wonderful Arizona climate. We hear the term Xeriscape a lot… so what is that? It is derived from two words: xeros or dry, and scape as in landscape. Together, it means “low water landscaping”. The aesthetic landscape choices at 2027 S. Henkel have included water efficiency and energy efficiency as well as appearance, in this lovely, simple front yard. A front yard, regardless of its size, plays an important role in a home’s overall curb appeal. No matter what type of landscape you choose, it is a great investment for both present enjoyment and future value. Thanks to these residents for providing such a pleasant view and making Dobson Ranch a lovely place to live!

We would like to thank our neighbors, Jack and Trish Milligan. They came to our rescue the night of the Christmas Boat Parade. We had electrical problems and were not able to power our pontoon boat. They came over and towed us in the parade. We really appreciate them taking time out of their busy Saturday evening to help us. Also to Rich Rowe for helping “hold the ropes” with Gary.. Thank you! You are the best… Patty and Gary Smith

There are so many impressive and well-manicured yards in Dobson Ranch that it’s hard to pick each month. If you would like your yard or a neighbor’s yard featured as a Green Thumb winner, just contact me at 480-831-8314 or email editor@dobsonranch.com.

Dobson Ranch

SATURDAY March 25, 2017 8 - 10 am

La Casita Recreation Center 2719 S. Reyes

Hosted by the Dobson Ranch Retirees Club

$

3

per person

kids under 2 free

and more

Bring your family and friends!

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Household Hazardous Waste/Electronics and Appliance Recycling Collection Events The next City of Mesa household hazardous waste/electronics and appliance recycling collection event will be held on Saturday, February 4, 2017 at the East Mesa Service Center, 6935 E. Decatur St. from 8 a.m. – Noon. Materials not accepted after 12:00 noon. There will also be an event on Saturday, April 8, 2017 at the Center Street Facility, 2412 N. Center St. Complete information can be found at http://mesaaz.gov/residents/solid-waste-trash-recycling-/trash-recycling-for-single-family-homes/household-hazardous-waste-program. You may also call the City of Mesa Customer Service at 480-644-2221.


January 2017

Home & Garden

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Neighborhood Watch

Neighborhood Watch is the cornerstone of all crime prevention programs. It enlists the active participation of citizens in cooperation with law enforcement to reduce burglaries and other neighborhood crimes. Its primary purpose is the protection of property -yours and your neighbors. Neighborhood Watch is a proven and effective means to substantially reduce not only the incidence of residential burglaries in a specified geographical area, but the incidence of other crimes. The Neighborhood Watch program teaches you the steps that can be taken to help protect your home. It also helps you organize a neighborhood group and start making crime prevention a part of everyone’s daily routine. Schedule a Neighborhood Watch meeting or a neighborhood event whenever it is good for your neighbors! Get as many neighbors involved as possible. All you need is 50% of the homes in your designated area to participate. Take a quick survey of your neighbors to see which night and time are best for them. They are the ones who make the program successful. For complete information on the Neighborhood Watch program please visit: http://www.mesaaz.gov/residents/police/divisions/neighborhood-watch or contact the local crime prevention officer, Amy Sailors at 480-644-2539.

SRP WATER CONSERVATION EXPO

HEAT PUMP • FURNACE

PLEASE JOIN US: March 4, 2017 8 a.m.-1 p.m. SRP PERA Club 1 E. Continental Drive Tempe, AZ 85281

REFRIGERATION

COOLING HEATING PLUMBING LICENSED / BONDED

Register to attend at srpnet.com/expo or by calling (602) 236-3333. Visit the Expo and purchase a smart irrigation controller for $50 plus tax (retail value Save substantially on a Rain Bird ESP-SMTe outdoor smart irrigation $314.15).* Customers who controller. attend the Expo can receive a water-saving Get advice from landscape Niagara showerhead professionals and learn about water while supplies last conservation programs. ($14.99 value). Learn about useful water In partnership with conservation products and enjoy family activities, including interactive displays. Learn how to save water and money.

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For additional details or to register: srpnet.com/expo or (602) 236-3333. DISCLAIMER: SRP’s smart irrigation controller discount is limited to the first 800 SRP water shareholders or power customers who register for and attend the expo. Each household may receive one controller and showerhead. *Model is a four-station outdoor controller and is easily expandable to 22 stations. Customer is responsible for sales tax on the Ewing discounted prices of $125 for the controller.

Coupon valid with Gil Mazon

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Recreation Happenings

January 2017

From the Recreation Director’s Desk By Jesse Wright Associate Director of Recreation

Happy New Year! I want to thank all of the families in the community that came to Breakfast with Santa. We had a great turn out and I hope you enjoyed the activities. I want to give a big thank you to the Retirees Club for preparing the breakfast, it was delicious! I hope everyone got what they wanted from Santa this year. The new 2017 recreation calendar is in the paper this month. Please check out all of the upcoming programs and mark them on your calendar. Bark in the Park event on January 28th. Bring your dogs out to Laguna Park for some fun. You can sign up to participate in dog tricks and see some vendors exclusively for your canine. We will have areas for big and small dogs, so come out and enjoy the fun. We also have Stargazing on February 3rd at Laguna Park. Sunday Music in the Park on February 26th. Spring Break is also right around the corner so have your kids come check out our Spring Break Camp March 13th-17th. Sign up online or at La Casita Recreation Center. I look forward to seeing what the New Year will brings.

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Facility Hours: La Casita Recreation Center Facility Hours Now – Memorial Day Monday-Saturday 8:00 am-7:00 pm Sunday 10:00 am-5:00 pm Holidays Closed Los Altos Recreation Center Facility Hours Now- Memorial Day Monday-Saturday 8:00 am-7:00 pm Sunday 10:00 am-5:00 pm Saratoga Recreation Center Facility Hours Now– Memorial Day Monday-Saturday 8:00 am-7:00 pm Sunday 10:00 am-5:00 pm La Casita Recreation Center 2719 S. Reyes • 480-831-7464 Saratoga Recreation Center 2345 S. Saratoga • 480-839-1044 Los Altos Recreation Center 2524 W. Campo Alegre • 480-838-9530 Laguna Park 2455 W. Laguna Azul Ave. (Most amenities accessible by Homeowner Key when facility is not staffed)

CH N A R N O DOBS d ACTIVITIES CLASSES

an

?

Looking for a new class or activity to try?

Want to get in shape and learn a new skill?

Come and try one of our Recreation Classes today! Tai Chi - Wednesday’s 9am Beginning Tai Chi 10am Intermediate Tai Chi 6pm Beginning Tai Chi 7pm Advanced Tai Chi Texas Hold’em Tournament Style 4th Friday of the month at 6:30pm Bunco - 3rd Fridays of month at 6:30pm Bridge Group - Mondays at 12:30pm Yoga for Beginners - Mondays at 5:30pm Zumba - Tuesdays at 6:30pm Aqua Zumba - Thursdays at 6:30 pm - Summer Healing Yoga - Thursdays at 8:15am Swim Lessons and Water Aerobics - Summer

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Fitness in the Park - Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 6am and Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6pm

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Recreation Happenings

January 2017

January

2017

Polar Plunge

Saturday, January 14 La Casita Recreation Center

Bark in the Park

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Dobson Ranch Homeowners Association

Programs & Events

Saturday, January 28 Laguna Park

April

Stargazing

Saturday, April 8 La Casita Recreation Center

Sunday in the Park

Tuesday, April 11 La Casita Recreation Center

February

Garden Club Tea

Friday, February 3 Laguna Park

Annual Meeting

Sunday, February 26 Laguna Park

Tween Egg Hunt

October

Movie in the Park

Easter Eggstravaganza

Saturday, October 7 Los Altos Recreation Center

March

Friday, March 10 Laguna Park

Spring Break Camp

Monday, March 13 - Friday, 17 Saratoga Recreation Center

Friday, April 14 Laguna Park

Saturday, April 15 Laguna Park

May

Cerveza Run

Fishing Derby/ Outdoor Expo

Fall Break Camp

Monday, October 9 - Friday 13 Saratoga Recreation Center

Saturday, May 6 Clean Up, Shred, Garage Sale Los Altos Recreation Center Saturday, March 18 La Casita Summer Camp Saratoga - Shred May 30 - August 4 Los Altos - Cleanup La Casita Recreation Center

Clean Up, Shred, Garage Sale

Saturday, March 25 La Casita Recreation Center

November

Pancake Breakfast & Spring Expo

BYOB (Bring Your Own Bottle)

Friday, March 31 La Casita Recreation Center

Saturday, October 14 Saratoga - Shred Los Altos - Cleanup

Halloween Spooktacular

June

Friday, October 20 Laguna Park

Friday, June 2 Los Altos Recreation Center

Fall Festival

Flick and Float

July

Saturday, November 18 Laguna Park

Friday, July 14 La Casita Recreation Center

Winter Wonderland

Ice Cream Social

December

September

Saturday, December 2 Saratoga Recreation Center

Saturday, September 23 Dobson Ranch Golf Course

Saturday, December 9 La Casita Recreation Center

Golf Tournament

Breakfast with Santa

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Events subject to change

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January 2017

Recreation Classes

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: Every Wednesday Where: 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: $1 drop in residents, $5 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: $7 drop in or $40 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: Tiffany When: Thursdays Where: La Casita Recreation Center When: 8:15 am - 9:15 am Cost: $7 drop in or $40 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: December-January 2016-17’ (5267) February-April (5308) 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 nancy@magillfitness.com $50 for 5 – Get 1 session FREE.

$90 for 9 – Get 3 sessions FREE.

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 nancy@magillfitness.com to reserve your first FREE class. Zumba Instructor: When: Where: Time: Cost:

Karen Tuesdays La Casita Recreation Center 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm 7 drop in rate, $30 resident only for a 5-use punch card

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Zumba cont. 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 cards may be punched one time for residents only per class. No additional punches for guests or residents.

Fairytale Dancers (ages 3-5) Code: 5310 When: Thursdays (February 23rd – March 30th) Where: Saratoga Recreation Center Time: 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm Cost: 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. 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 NonResidents $10. Contractor fee due to the instructor the first day of program: $30 check or cash only. Intro to Classical Dance (ages 4-6) Code: 5309 When: Thursdays (February 23rd – March 30th) Where: Saratoga Recreation Center Time: 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm Cost: 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. In a fun, high energy atmosphere, your child will be shown the fundamentals of ballet, tap, and jazz, which can help improve motor skills and creative expression. Tap shoes and soft soled shoes are required. Ballet shoes, tights and leotard are recommended. 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. Classical Dance (ages 6-9) Code: 5311 When: Tuesdays (February 21st – March 28th) Where: La Casita Recreation Center Time: 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm Cost: 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. In this 6 week class dancers will learn terminology of steps and how to execute them technically in Ballet and Jazz. They will learn classical dances in Ballet and Jazz through choreography. This class is a great balance of discipline and fun in an encouraging and positive environment, which will help build their foundation of classical dance. 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 (ages 6-9) Code: 5312 When: Tuesdays (February 21st – March 28th) Where: La Casita Recreation Center Time: 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm Cost: 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. 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 continued on page 11


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Recreation Happenings

Latin Hip Hop cont. 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.

Hip Hop (ages 10-12) Code: 5313 When: Tuesdays (February 21st – March 28th) Where: La Casita Recreation Center Time: 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm Cost: 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. In this 6 week fun Hip Hop class students will learn the fundamentals of hip hop movement in a high energy class. Students will learn stretching, isolations and funky footwork that will be put into choreography that will help them memorize the steps while working on their musicality with upbeat hip hop music. For more information on this program, contact Jana Moore at 480-363-9997. 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 –January 27th, February 24th 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. Bunco When: 3rd Fridays of month –January 20th, February 17th 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 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.dobsonranch.com 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.

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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. If a rental request is within 10 business days there will be an expedited fee 2 times the rental amount. Reservations can be made at the La Casita Recreation Center and include a 14 day cancellation policy.

Event Venue

Are you looking for a place to celebrate a special event or host a meeting?

Consider renting La Casita or Saratoga Recreation Centers. Both facilities are designed to accomodate weddings, reunions, birthdays, holiday parties, meetings and many other events, both large and small.

Dobson Ranch HOA activities, events and For questions, please call the meetings take precedent over the scheduling of Recreation Coordinator at rentals at the facility 480-831-7464 with a 30 day advance during weekday business hours notice. If a rental request to check availability. is within 10 business days the there will be an Dobson Ranch HOA expedited fee 2 times 2719 S Reyes, Mesa, AZ 85202 the rental amount. 480-831-7464

Dobson Ranch Pontoon Tour/Ride Info There will be no pontoon rides scheduled from December 1, 2016 through March 1, 2017. A one-time “complimentary” pontoon ride per property is available to residents. 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. Contact Bryan at 480-831-7464 or bbouk@dobsonranch.com for more information.

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Recreation Happenings

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YOUR DOGS’ DAY AT DOBSON RANCH

BARK IN THE PARK Local pet vendors to n io t a c lo n o e b l il w . n io t a m r fo in e id v o pr

SATURDAY, JANUARY 28, 2017

LAGUNA PARK 2455 W. Laguna Azul

9AM-12PM

Contests will be held at 11am and winners will receive a $10 PETCO card. Best Trick!

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Dog Owner Look-Alike!

Most Creative Outfit!

Fencing will remain up to e njoy until February 2nd


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January 2017

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Vendor Application

Dobson Ranch Association 2017 Bark in the Park Bark in the Park will take place from 9 am to 12 pm at our community park located at Laguna Park, 2455 W. Laguna Azul, Mesa, AZ 85202, on Saturday, January 28, 2017.

Requirements: *A vendor fee of $25 is required to attend the event for a 10’ by 10’ space. *Vendors will need to check in at 8 am and are expected to stay until 12 pm *Vendors accepted are those related to canines. Booths can be retail or informational. *Only acceptable vendors will be given a designated space. *1 six foot rectangle table and 2 chairs are provided. Table cloths and signage will not be provided. *A copy of your City of Mesa Tax Licenses is required if you will be selling any products.

Please fill out the below information with as much detail as possible. You will be contacted within a week of returning the below information to confirm your space.

Please circle one of the following that best describes your vendor booth: Hospital/Clinic Schools/Obedience Entertainment

Pet Store

Groomer/Dog Wash

Daycare/Boarding Psychics/Specialists

Pet Food Supply/Bakeries

Associations/Organizations Assistance Animals

Other________________________

Name of company/group: ________________________________Phone number: _____________________

Address of company/group: _____________________________________________________________________

Contact person for company/group: _____________________________________________________________

How are you associated with the above company/group: ______________________________________

Phone Number: __________________________________ Email Address: ____________________________________

What will your booth include of: __________________________________________________________________

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How many people/animals will be a part of your booth: ________________________________________

Will you be selling anything: Yes or No If yes, City of Mesa tax license number: ________________________(please attach a copy) Fee Paid ________ Receipt # ______ Date _____ Staff Initials _____

Please return form with check , cash, or credit card payable to Dobson Association at 2719 S. Reyes, Mesa, AZ 85202, email bbouk@dobsonranchhoa.com or fax 480-491-8128. Any questions please call the Recreation Department at 480-831-7464

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Recreation Happenings

January 2017

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DOBSON RANCH TENNIS ACADEMY All lessons and events are held at the La Casita Recreation Center. La Casita is home to two outdoor racquetball courts available to residents and up to four guests. Keys can be checked out at the recreation center during facility hours. All tennis sessions begin on the first of each month and run until the end of the month. Contact La Casita for more information at 480.831.7464 or visit dobsonranch.com.

ADULTS

Dobson Ranch offers a full-range of programs and playing opportunities for ages 16+ and various ability levels. We focus on developing the complete player who can perform in any match situation at any level. Our tennis pro combines technical, mental and physical elements of the game to help build confidence and conditioning to ensure a positive, successful and fun experience. Adult Learn to Play This class is designed to introduce working professionals to the game of tennis in a fun and social class setting. Players will learn tennis skills through group drills designed to help condition the body for competition, as well as by playing mixed double matches. Instruction will focus on shot technique and basic tennis rallying. Wednesdays, 7-8:30 p.m. | Sessions: Monthly February 5299 $40 R/$45 NR March 5320 $40 R/$45 NR Adult Skills & Drills Geared for advanced beginners/intermediate players, this class focuses on technique and spin production on shots, as well as basic match strategies. Through structured drills, players will improve their playing consistency, build confidence, and learn how to generate more speed and power. Mondays, 7-8:30 p.m. | Sessions: Monthly *February 5286 $30 R/$35 NR No class 2/20 March 5300 $40 R/$45 NR Monthly Round Robin Social This monthly social is a great way to meet other tennis players in the community. Players will participate in doubles and mixed-doubles matches in a round-robin format, assorted by levels. No matter what your playing level is, come out and meet other tennis players in a fun, relaxed setting. Third Saturday of each month | 8-10:30 a.m. FREE! (Register in advance, space is limited) Adult Happy Hour At the end of a hard week of work, come out for tennis happy hour! Enjoy some easy rallying and friendly competition, maybe followed by a few drinks afterwards. Fridays, 7-8:30 p.m. | Weekly Starting January 6th $10 R/$15 NR

PICKLEBALL SKILLS AND DRILLS Coming soon! Learn the fastest growing sport in America. Get the tips, stroke repetition and strategy required to be a high level pickleball player. Build a stronger and smarter serve. Learn and work on that ever important 3rd shot. Footwork drills and critiqued match play. Drop in for $10 per person. Punch cards can only be purchased by residents at La Casita. 5 punches for $40.

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JUNIORS

The mission of Dobson Ranch junior tennis is to provide quality instruction in a fun and friendly atmosphere with a multilevel juniors program from the youngest beginners to sanctioned tournament players. Each tennis student's placement is based on age, experience and a challenge ladder. Classes combine energized drills, fun games, match play and conditioning. Our goal is for tennis students to reach a higher level of play and learn to love a sport they will play for a lifetime. Sharing the experience can make it more enjoyable, so invite a friend to join you on the courts and learn tennis together! Junior Beginner This class if for the true junior tennis beginner looking for an introduction to tennis, this class will introduce basic technique through fun drills and games. Learn how to serve into the correct service box, how to keep score, how to properly rotate the racquet and how to sustain a rally. If you don’t already have a racket, our tennis pro will fit your child for the proper racquet size during the first class. Mondays & Wednesdays, 4-5 p.m. | Sessions: Monthly February 5315 $40 R/$45 NR No class 2/20 March 5316 $40 R/$45 NR Advanced Beginner/Intermediate Juniors This class is for players that have developed some basic technique and are looking to take their game to the next level. It will focus on rallying, rules of tennis and basic match tactics. Players will hone their technique through structured drills, then practice their new knowledge through paired hitting. Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4:30-5:30 p.m. | Sessions: Monthly February 5317 $40 R/$45 NR March 5318 $40 R/$45 NR Junior Elite This class is for junior players who are established with their technique and understand the rules and tactics of tennis. It is designed for the serious junior player looking for increased match toughness. A strong emphasis will be put on advanced match tactics and patterns of tennis rallying with a focus on consistency. Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays, 5-6:30 p.m. Sessions: Monthly February 5301 $70 R/ $75 NR No class 2/20 March 5319 $70 R/ $75 NR

PRIVATE INSTRUCTION Private Tennis lessons are available for individual one on one instruction with the tennis professional. Please call La Casita at 480-831-7464 to schedule private lessons. The Dobson Ranch Tennis courts are for exclusive use of Dobson Ranch residents and of the Association tennis professional. Other professionals are not to teach classes, lessons or clinics on our Association courts at any time. To ensure the Ranch tennis program remains viable, Ranch residents should consult the Association Tennis pro for all tennis instruction. No outside tennis professionals are permitted on Association courts.


January 2017

Recreation Happenings

DR Pickleball Celebrates the Holidays With Tournament By Rich Bitner Recreation Committee Pickleball Representative

Our Christmas Extravaganza Tournament on December 17th came off without a hitch, despite cold temps and gusty winds. Sixteen players showed up, with 8 mixed doubles teams contending for the gold in a round-robin format. Our Commissioner Frank Mizner and his partner Marion nailed down the top prize, and all participants were awarded a seasonal Santa constructed from used pickleballs by the elves in the Mizner-Gillies art studios. Our drop-in play hours for the winter remain at 8 am, Monday, Thursday and Saturday, and night play Tuesday evenings at 6:30 pm. Additional hours are available on Monday and Thursday evenings at 7 pm, which have an orientation towards beginning to intermediate players, but all are welcome. Beginners are always welcome during group play and will receive basic instruction from regular participants and use of members extra paddles while getting introduced to the sport. Please wear appropriate court shoes. The best times to show up if you want an introduction to the fastest growing sport in America are Tuesday night or Saturday morning, when we have our best attendance. Remember, these courts are provided by the Dobson Association for members and their guests, and playing time is not limited to our published group play hours. Another great benefit of homeownership in Dobson Ranch! Residents can contact Rich Bitner (rebitner@cs.com) or Frank Mizner (planner1948@gmail.com) for further information, or to get on our email list for announcements regarding pickleball schedules and activities. Pickle On!!

2017 Boat Permits and Fishing Licenses Go on Sale December 1 The weather is perfect for outdoor activities, like le fishing and boating at one of the beautiful lakes at exam p 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 ple m a x are $35 per motorized boat (electric motors e only) and $15 for non-motorized boats and a maximum of 3 permits. 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.

BYOB SAVE THE DATE

March 31st 2017

La Casita Recreation Center

Employee of the Month The December employee of the month in the recreation department is one of our newest employees, Briana Chacon! In her few months here, Briana has shown to be reliable and trustworthy. She has handled busy shifts smoothly and is skilled in completing complicated transactions. It is great to know that we have a young staff member that is capable of juggling the many tasks this position entails. We are very grateful for Briana’s contributions to Dobson Ranch!

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January 2017

Santa Breakfast

Recreation Happenings

Santa Claus had a jolly time with 200 Dobson Ranch residents of all ages at the recent Santa Breakfast event in December. There were a lot of Ho ho ho’s from Mr. Claus and smiles from the children as they told Santa their gift wishes. The Retirees served up their yummiest pancakes, Cowboy JJ painted faces and there were crafts available, all to keep the little ones entertained while they waited for their turn with Santa. Walgreen’s was on hand taking photos to capture the magical time on Santa’s lap. This is a great (and always sold out) Dobson Ranch event. Keep reading the Ranchers’ Roundup for more exciting events and activities in 2017. The fun just keeps going!

Lighted Boat Parade Winners One of the most anticipated events at Dobson Ranch is the lighted boat parade. It’s absolutely magical thanks to all the hard work by members of the Dobson Ranch Yacht Club. Here are the winners of the 2016 parade: Wow Factor - Train, The Ahnens Best Use of Lights - Rainbow, The Lorenzens Originality - Nightmare, The Tolars Holiday Spirit - Nativity, The VerWoerts Best Little Boat -The Turners

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March 10, 2017 Laguna Park 2455 W. Laguna Azul Movie begins at Sunset (6:45pm)

Feature Movie:

Bring Your Lawn Chairs! Popcorn Will Be Served!

hot dogs, nachos and water provided by our Ranchers’ Roundup publisher, Valhalla Community Magazines

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Recreation Happenings

Easter

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Saturday April 15, 2017

Laguna Park SAVE THE DATE!

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Tickets on sale at La Casita Recreation Department 2719 S Reyes Mesa 85202 480-831-7464

Adult $21 Child $11

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Clubs

January 2017

Retirees Club

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RETIREES SCHEDULE

By Kevin Collins

Happy New Year to all of you and your families, may this year bring you joy and happiness. We retirees have finished the year with great style and many memories. The Winter Wonderland was great with super boat decorations, delicious cocoa and hot popcorn. The crowd was big and full of joy, it was a fun night. Breakfast with Santa was a good time for all, the kids were all so adorable, and all the wonderful volunteers. We had a great turnout and everyone had plenty to eat. The Fall Festival was great with hot dogs and brats the retirees served were delicious and the costumes some of the retirees wore were outstanding. Such fun! All year we have so many activities going on, hiking is in full swing with Ed’s lead, Arnie never fails his bikers, Nancy and Bob do a great job with fun places for happy hour, Fran and Lucille do a great job with dinner locations, Marilyn is finding some really neat places to go for day trippers. Gary always brings good and information to our general meetings. Don’t forget ladies lunch, games and movies. We all look forward to another year with great friends! Again, Happy New Year

2017 Retiree Officers The 2017 officers were installed at the December Retiree Club meeting. Kevin Collins, is president with Nancy Radisich as vice president. Jo Norsworthly will be secretary and Carolyn Sedlak will continue as treasurer.

General Meeting The club’s regular January meeting will be on Monday February 6th, with coffee and tea at 9:30 AM followed by a 10:00 meeting at La Casita Recreation Center. Lunch will follow the meeting. Guests and prospective new members are welcome to attend. Board Meeting The club’s board meeting will be on January 16th at 9:30 AM at La Casita, after the men’s breakfast. This is for all officers, committee chairs and activity leaders. 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. DINNER NIGHT –

October) Lucille Willgale 480-560-5039 (November – April) Fran Tedder 602-809-7792

HAPPY HOUR –

Nancy Radisich 480-831-5732

MEN’S BREAKFAST – Al Prosek - 602-931-1133 MOVIE DAY -

Judie Bielo 480-820-7371

FUN &GAMES DAY – Judy Bielo 480-820-7371 LADIES LUNCH –

Jeanne Collins 480-353-8604 or Patricia Prosek 480-839-4812

BICYCLE RIDING –

Arnie Chase 480-838-4124

HIKING –

Ed Eppley 480-656-4530

PICNICS –

(during cooler weather) Kim Baker

If you like these activities and you are interested in joining the Dobson Ranch Retirees Club, please contact Dovie at dlbryant1@cox.net.

Dobson Pavement Pounders

Dobson Ranch

Garden Club Tea Saturday, April 8, 2017 at La Casita, 2719 S. Reyes from 9:30 to 11:30 am

Mothers, daughters, aunts and special friends are invited to come for tea and talk about happy things.

The cost is $10 for adults and $3 for children under 10. Tickets must be purchased by April 3 at La Casita. Menu: A variety of teas, scones/muffins, lemon curd, crème fraiche, strawberries and cream, fruits and more.

We look forward to seeing you!

Do you want to start running, find some friends to walk with or train for an endurance run? Then it’s time to tackle your fitness goals with your friendly neighbors. The Dobson Pavement Pounders promotes running, walking and friendships in the Dobson Ranch and surrounding neighborhoods. Whether you are a recreational walker, novice runner or advanced marathoner, this club offers support, weekly meetings and fellowship, afterwards, to keep you motivated and moving. Currently, we meet in the Parking lot of Bisbee Breakfast Club at 7 a.m. Saturday and 7 p.m. Wednesday. The location is on the corner of Guadalupe and Dobson at 2909 S. Dobson Rd. On Saturdays, we enjoy coffee at Bisbee’s after finishing our routes. Wednesday evenings we relax with refreshments, or adult beverages, at Cornish Pasty. No matter your level, come out and join us. You can learn more about us at our Facebook page: https://www. facebook.com/groups/1058188050892268/ Meet-up page: http://www.meetup.com/dobsonpavementpounders/ Call/text Mike Lyons at 949.337.9223 or Jessica Pham at 929.256.9286.

Yacht Club

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Join in on the fun and become part of the Dobson Ranch Yacht Club by visiting our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ DRYachtClub/ Remember, you don’t have to have a boat or live on the lake to be a part of the DRYC. You just have to like to have fun!


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January 2017

Clubs

Dobson Ranch Democrats & Friends Club

Women’s Club

By Debra Dupée, MBA

By Lynn Stevens

Vice President, Executive Board Member

Welcome to Our Open 2017 in Meetings! WHEN: Wednesday, February 8, 2017 6 – 6:30pm networking, 6:30 – 8pm program WHERE: LOCATION: The Native Grill and Wings restaurant 1837 W. Guadalupe, Ste. 122, Backroom Mesa, AZ 85202 (SE corner plaza with Dobson Rd., eastern section facing onto Guadalupe) Light refreshments provided. Cash bar. OUR MEETING SPEAKERS: Dr. Linda M. Thor, Member, Maricopa Community College District Governing Board. SPEAKER: Dawn Henry (mother) and Tyson Henry (son), conducting the East Valley Young Marines program in high schools. Dr. Linda M. Thor was elected to the Maricopa Community College District Governing Board in 2016. Previously, she worked in community colleges for 41 years, 29 years as a chief executive officer. Dr. Thor is President Emeritus of Rio Salado College in Tempe, Arizona, where she served for nearly 20 years. Dr. Thor is also Chancellor Emeritus of the Foothill-De Anza Community College District in California’s Silicon Valley, a post she held for 5 ½ years. (Source: Dr. Linda M. Thor Biography) Dawn Henry, mother, and Tyson Henry, son, are organizers and presenters for the East Valley Young Marines program that is conducted in East Valley high schools. The mission of this mother and her articulate, 15-year old son is to help school kids have better lives. This year, Dawn and Henry, will be going to Hawaii to Pearl Harbor for the commemoration of the bombing of the SS Arizona.

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We hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season, and may your 2017 be happy and healthy! Our meetings are usually the 4th Tuesday of the month. Come check us out, have fun and learn about our annual scholarship and/or charity donation. Congratulations to one of our members, Sameera Abou-Haidar, who recently received an award from the Dobson Association for her many years of Volunteer service on the Ranch. Last month’s Out to Lunch was at La Famiglia on Guadalupe. Che Buono! This month, we were at Eggington’s; and, on February 3rd, we’ll meet at Mimi’s near Fiesta Mall. Please contact Chris at 480-8202553 or azdugandzic@cox.net, if you’re interested in joining us. It’s always the first Friday at 11:30. Thank you, Laurie, for hosting our fun Christmas Bunco and fundraiser in your home, once again. There were 32 Buncos, which will be a hard record to break! Our January 16th gathering will be at LaCasita’s Chica room, 7pm, with Miss Mike as hostess. February’s Bunco will be at the home of Vicky Rowe. The next General Meeting will be at La Casita on January 24th, 7:00 pm. The theme is “Getting to Know You,” and everyone is to bring a childhood photo of herself. We’d like each lady to tell something interesting about her life that we don’t already know. If it’s your first time attending, that should be easy! Lynn S. will lead the program. God bless and guide America, as we welcome our new President and his Administration ! Happy New Year !

Garden Club By Donna Chapman

Questions: George Tihanyi, (602) 402-9228 or Debra Dupée, (480) 292-9522, or Salli Nelson, Social Media, Salli@snwrites.com, (480) 540-3467 Like us https://www.facebook.com/DobsonRanchDemocrats, and https://twitter.com/DobsonRanchDems; and http://www.meetup.com/ LD18-Dems/Dems/

Fish Wintertime in Dobson Ranch Lakes By Ed Ricci Fishing in the colder water dictates fishing really slow. Bass and catfish are being caught. But the numbers are low and you can go a long time in between fish. I have caught numbers during the winter when there is a light rain or a thick cloud cover. This really seems to trigger the fish. The local bass tournaments continue through the winter. I have a Club Tournament in mid-January on Canyon Lake. I will apply many of the same techniques there that I use on our Dobson Ranch Lakes, although I will jig a spoon as well as throw an umbrella rig on Canyon. Spooning and throwing the umbrella rig are not typical in Dobson Ranch, but you can try it. My favorite lure on our lakes during the winter is a small, suspending jerkbait with a good-sized plastic lip. I like the Lucky Craft DD 78. You quickly reel it down, and twitch it or pull on it every five to ten seconds. The slow movement with the bait in suspension can result in a tick on your line which you respond to with a hookset. Be patient and keep a tight line. The fish in our lakes move into a pre-spawn mode in late February, and feed more actively before spawning. So better fishing is on the way. Happy wishes and good luck in the New Year to you and yours. Please get your 2017 fishing permits at LaCasita Rec Center. You can email me at edricci59@gmail.com. 24 THE DOBSON ASSOCIATION 26

Pine Trees Tuesday, February 7 7:00 pm at La Casita What’s happening with area pine trees? Have you noticed how the pine trees on the Ranch and elsewhere have brown needles and entire limbs that are turning brown? Are you curious about what is happening? If so, a certified arborist will speak about some of the health issues of the pine trees at the Tuesday, February 7 Garden Club meeting. The meeting, which is open to all Ranch residents and their guests, begins at 7:00 p.m. at La Casita. Several pine trees on the Ranch, including the Canary island pine and the Aleppo pine, appear to be suffering. A certified arborist from Tree Doctors, a skilled tree company serving the Phoenix metropolitan area, will address the health issues of the pine trees. The Tree Doctors teams of International Society of Arboriculture certified arborists and tree workers are headed by Ralph Spilsbury, Ph.D who has 30 years experience in plant science. The featured speaker will answer any questions about the pine trees homeowners may have, as well as other questions about their trees. Come learn about pine tree issues. Our trees add value to our homes. Come learn how to keep them as healthy as possible.

Dobson Ranch Conservatives We meet the last Thursday of each month at the Dobson Ranch Library from 6-7PM. Come join in with the citizen based discussions. Jack Wagner golfingjack@msn.com


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January 2017

In the Community

Programs at Dobson Ranch Library January/February 2017 CLOSED: All Mesa Public Libraries 1/16/2017 All Day Luther King Jr Day

Library Closed for Martin

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Local Author of the Month 1/21/2017 1:00 PM Paula Goldsmith is our Local Author for the month of January. Immigration Presentation 1/21/2017 1:00 PM Please join this one-hour presentation offered by Immigration Attorney Celeste Roman of the Burns Law Office in Chandler, Arizona.

Baby Lapsit 1/17/2017 1/24/2017 1/31/2017 2/7/2017 2/14/2017 9:30 AM Baby Lapsit introduces the rhythm and beauty of language to babies ages birth to 16 months.

Internet Basics 1/21/2017 3:00 PM Learn all of the parts of a web browser and learn how to navigate a website. Prerequisites: Computer Basics (at a minimum) or comfort with mouse and keyboard.

Preschool Storytime 1/17/2017 1/24/2017 1/31/2017 2/7/2017 2/14/2017 10:30 AM Join us for songs, stories, words, letters, numbers, and general silliness in this kindergarten readiness storytime.

Building Healthy Lifestyle Habits to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes 1/25/2017 6:00 PM This presentation will cover type 2 diabetes risk factors, disease progression, the financial and quality of life implications for one with diabetes, and evidence based strategies to prevent type 2 diabetes. All ages are welcome to attend.

Library Advisory Board Meeting 1/17/2017 5:30 PM Library Advisory Board meeting, 5:30 – 6:30 pm at the Dobson Ranch Library in the outside meeting room, 2425 S. Dobson Rd. Agenda is located in the outside bulletin board next to the outside meeting room Fun With Math and Science 1/18/2017 1/25/2017 2/1/2017 2/8/2017 2/15/2017 10:30 AM Explore math and science concepts in an interactive, playful way! Registrants are expected to attend all six weeks. The HOTspot Digital Help Desk 1/18/2017 1/25/2017 2/1/2017 2/8/2017 2/15/2017 2:00 PM 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! Toddler Time 1/19/2017 1/26/2017 2/2/2017 2/9/2017 10:30 AM Toddlertime incorporates stories, music, and movement for children ages 16-36 months. Mesa Code Club 1/19/2017 1/26/2017 2/2/2017 2/9/2017 4:30 PM Ever wanted to learn how to code? Join us and learn to how to make computer games and websites! No computer or coding experience needed. Registration Required. Ages 8-17. Saturday Baby Lapsit! 1/21/2017 1/28/2017 2/4/2017 2/11/2017 9:00 AM Baby Lapsit introduces the rhythm and beauty of language to babies ages birth to 16 months. Stories to Grow On: Family Time 1/21/2017 10:30 AM Families and their children are invited to share their ideas and experiences related to themes we explore through picture book literature. ESL Conversation Group 1/21/2017 11:30 AM Join our weekly literacy group (January 7-28) if you would like to practice basic English listening and speaking survival skills. Enjoy an informal way to learn English! -- no registration needed. Please bring a notebook and pencil. Tipo de evento: capacidad de leer y escribir Grupo de edad(s): Adultos Hora de inicio: 10:30 AM Fin del tiempo: 12:00 PM Descripción: Únete a nuestro grupo de alfabetización semanal (January 7 - 28) si desea practicar inglés básico escuchar y hablar aptitudes de supervivencia. Disfrute de una manera informal de aprender inglés. - ningún registro necesario. Por favor traiga un cuaderno y lápiz.

ESL Conversation Group 1/28/2017 11:30 AM Join our weekly literacy group (January 7-28) if you would like to practice basic English listening and speaking survival skills. Enjoy an informal way to learn English! -- no registration needed. Please bring a notebook and pencil. Tipo de evento: capacidad de leer y escribir Grupo de edad(s): Adultos Hora de inicio: 10:30 AM Fin del tiempo: 12:00 PM Descripción: Únete a nuestro grupo de alfabetización semanal (January 7 - 28) si desea practicar inglés básico escuchar y hablar aptitudes de supervivencia. Disfrute de una manera informal de aprender inglés. - ningún registro necesario. Por favor traiga un cuaderno y lápiz. LEGO Club 1/28/2017 2:00 PM 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. Shake, Boogie, and Bop! 2/2/2017 11:15 AM Join us for a rollicking good time! Children will enjoy dancing, action filled songs, and rhymes. Geared toward children ages 2-5 years. 1,2,3,4 Parents!™ 2/3/2017 10:00 AM 1,2,3,4 Parents!™ is an education program for parents, grandparents and caregivers of children birth to age five provided through a grant from First Things First. Free childcare is provided by New Directions staff. Materials are given to participants for attending. Is Your Aching Back the Result of Poor Ergonomics? 2/8/2017 6:00 PM Poor ergonomics could be affecting your back as well as your productivity. Registration is requested so sufficient materials will be available for participants. Walk-ins will be welcomed. 1,2,3,4 Parents!™ 2/10/2017 10:00 AM 1,2,3,4 Parents!™ is an education program for parents, grandparents and caregivers of children birth to age five provided through a grant from First Things First. Free childcare is provided by New Directions staff. Materials are given to participants for attending. Stupid Cupid Chocolate Challenge 2/14/2017 4:15 PM Love stinks and Cupid is stupid! Come join us for the one good thing about Valentine’s day - chocolate. Teens who love chocolate will compete in several confectionery challenges. Ages 12-17. Teen Happy Hour at the Ranch 2/15/2017 4:00 PM Come unwind after a long day at school, enjoy snacks, listen to music, play games on laptops, join a trivia game, create and craft, hang out with friends and be social. Our space, your choice!

Mesa Public Schools Launches Xplore

Tried It and Liked It

Mesa Public Schools community education launches Xplore. A new before- and after-school program that features innovative and exciting academic and recreational opportunities. On site after-school programs provide safe, cost-effective, after-the-bell experiences for children. Students start the afternoon in the multi-purpose room with an organized physical activity. They might participate in yoga, dance, yoyoing skills or a group game. Once the wiggles are worked out, they enjoy a snack and then a learning activity. Time is built into the schedule for homework, and help if they need it. Students have access to computers and can log on to their learning dashboard. They can explore curriculum-based games, participate in robotics or learn computer coding, cartooning, keyboarding or piano. Xplore is offered on 34 campuses and is available to students in grades K-6. Before school programs open at 6:30 a.m. and after school programs run until 6 p.m. For more information about Xplore, visit www.mpsaz.org/xplore.

Miele’s Italian Restaurant 2050 W Guadalupe Rd Mesa, AZ 85202 480-897-3010 Sunday: 11:30am–8pm Monday: Closed Tuesday–Thursday: 11:30am–9pm Friday, Saturday: 11:30am–10pm

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Miele’s Italian Restaurant on the NW corner of Dobson And Guadalupe. Excellent food, great prices, and a nice wine selection! Scott Sepulveda Dobson Ranch Resident


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Franklin at Alma Elementary Kindergarten Registration Begins in January

Mesa American Little League Baseball and Softball Registration

Kindergarten registration at Franklin at Alma Elementary is almost here! You will be able to register your little ones beginning on Monday, January 23rd. Children must turn 5 by August 31, 2017 in order to register for the Franklin at Alma kindergarten. Parents need to come to school to complete the enrolment process. This involves watching an informational video, completing classroom observations, and meeting with the principal before enrolling their child. Call our office at 480-472-3905 for more information or visit our website at mpsaz.org/franklin/alma. When you arrive for registration, please bring: • Original birth certificate • Immunization records • Proof that you live in Arizona (AZ driver’s license, utility bill, etc.) The kindergarten spots at Franklin at Alma fill quickly so please call or visit our office soon. We welcome all families that want to attend and would be delighted to have your child at our school.

Registration for the Mesa American Little League will take place at: Rhodes JH School, 1860 S. Longmore, Mesa AZ

St Timothy Church Offering Food Truck Fridays

Fees include uniforms (shirt, hat, and socks), City of Mesa and MPS fields fees, player insurance, lights, and other league cost.

Food Truck Fridays returned to Dobson Ranch this Fall on the north east corner of Guadalupe and Pennington. A variety of food trucks gather in the parking lot of St. Timothy Catholic Church the THIRD FRIDAY OF EACH MONTH, offering everything from tacos and corned beef to mini-donuts and ice cream. Prices vary depending on the vendor. Stop by between 5:30 and 8pm to see what trucks are visiting this month. For more information, please call Darren at (480) 775-5264.

17th Annual Historic Home Tour The 17th Annual Historic Home Tour in Mesa will be held on Saturday, Jan. 28th, 2017, from 10am to 4pm. Tickets will be available the day of the tour at 9:30am at a location in neighborhood (watch website for updated details) or tickets may be purchased in advance, online with a credit card. Tickets are $20 and all proceeds benefit the Mesa Historical Museum. For more information visit the website http://www.valleyhistoryinc.com/2016-home-tour/ or call 480-835-2286.

New Frontiers for Lifelong Learning New Frontiers for Lifelong Learning, a peer-led, self-directed organization of over 400 members operating under the sponsorship of Mesa Community College may be just what you are looking for. Opportunities for intellectual and cultural growth happen by joining interactive study groups about; Wisdom of History, Heroes and Legends, Using Nature’s Garden, Simplified Health, Everyday Engineering, Clouds and Climate, John Wayne’s Tribute and 73 other topics. Classes meet at MCC campuses at Southern and Dobson Roads and McKellips and Power Roads, Mesa Active Adult Centers at 247 N. MacDonald St. and 7550 E. Adobe Rd, and other locations. Social opportunities, such as luncheons, tours, traveling, concerts, board and card games and theater productions can be enjoyed. Volunteer opportunities on the MCC campus and in the community can be taken advantage of. An Open House for learning about the organization will take place on Friday, January 27, 2017 at the Downtown Center at 145 N. Centennial Way on the 4th floor of the building from 1:00 to 3:00 PM. For more information, visit the NFLL website at newfrontiers.mesacc.edu, email communications@newfrontiersaz.org, write to Mesa Community College, New Frontiers for Lifelong Learning, Office of Community Partnerships, 7110 E. McKellips Rd., Room 222, Mesa, AZ 8507 or call 480-461-7497. 28 THE DOBSON ASSOCIATION 30

Saturdays, January 14, 21, & 28 2017 11-2 Saturdays, February 4, 11, & 18 2017 11-2 Prices: Tee-Ball Ages 5-6 $55 Coach Pitch Ages 6-8 $70 Minors Baseball/Softball Ages 9-10 $110 Majors Baseball/Softball Ages 11-12 $120 Juniors Baseball/Softball Ages 13-14 $140 Family Max $250 These divisions require player to attend a tryout session. All players will be placed on a team, tryouts are only to balance teams.

Registration is also available on the Mesa American Little League’s website: http://mesalittleleague.com/site/?page_id=7.

National Theatre Live Screenings at Mesa Community College Theatre The Theatre & Film Arts Department will be hosting National Live Theatre Screenings this Spring. This is the first year that we’ve hosted the broadcast at Mesa Community College. We began this in October 2016. With the goal to expose our students and the community to International Theatre. Ticket prices for the performances are $9.00 for Students and Seniors and $15.00 for General Public. Announcing NT Live Spring 2017 Productions • No Man’s Land—Friday, January 27th @ 7:30pm AZ Time • The Deep Blue Sea—Friday, February 3rd @ 7:30pm AZ Time • Amadeus—Friday, March 3rd @ 7:30pm AZ Time • Saint Joan—Saturday, March 4th @ 7:30pm AZ Time • Hedda Gabler—Friday, March 24th @ 7:30pm AZ Time MCC Performing Arts Center and MCC Theatre 480-461-7867 Office and/or 480-461-7172 Box Office


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To place an ad call 480-831-8314. HOME IMPROVEMENTS 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. COOLING OR HEATING CHECK-UP – $18.95. MAZON’S AC and HEATING. 480-966-7794 or 602579-1012. Licensed and bonded. ROC #C39-212482. PLUMBING. We specialize in water heaters, drain cleaning, leaking pipes, faucets, toilets, tubs, slab leaks, reroutes, water softeners, disposals, reverse osmosis systems. Senior Discounts. Family owned and operated. Free estimates. Cure All Plumbing 480-8955858 Licensed, Bonded, Insured ROC204797 www. cureallplumbing.com. KITCHEN & BATH REMODELING - Complete kitchen & bath remodel. Wheelchair shower specialist. OVER 25 years experience. Call George at (480) 695-7299 Not a licensed contractor. PLUMBING SERVICE – Complete plumbing repairs and service. Free water heater inspection. 480-9667794 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.

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TREE SPECIALIST plant health care, trimming, removals, deep root fertilization, trees planted, certified arborist on staff, stump grinding. Office Joe 623-2399583, Supervisor Mike 1-866-843-8050. AZ LANDSCAPE & HAULING SERVICES – Complete landscape and property maintenance including clean ups, hauling, landscape installation/overhaul, winter lawns, irrigation, sprinkler repair, tree care, flagstone, pavers, etc. Earth friendly, English Speaking, Dependable, Insured, Smartscape certified, Dobson Ranch resident. Free Estimate. 480-200-9598. $80/MONTH-COMPLETE LAWN SERVICE - Owner is a Dobson Ranch resident. Licensed, Bonded and Insured ROC281191 www.kjelandscape.com 480586-8445. HAULING – We haul junk, yard debris, trash, overstuffed garage or storage units, furniture, appliances, etc. Earth friendly. Dependable. English speaking. Dobson Ranch resident. AZ Landscape & Hauling Services. Free Estimate. 480-200-9598. MISCELLANEOUS MIAMI SUN ADULT TRIKE BIKE- barely used, red, hand brakes, large size seat, rear basket, rear view mirror. $300. 480-664-3086 AVON AT THE RANCH – Pauline Perez Independent Sales Representative. www.youravon.com/pperez1146. Text – 602-619-4283 – Call.

PAINTING –Affordable painting for every budget. Painting, Power wash, drywall repair, garage floors, cabinet refinishing, etc. Experienced, Insured, Dependable. Dobson Ranch resident. Not a licensed contractor. Free estimate. 480-200-9598.

BEAUTIFUL SAN CLEMENTE TIME SHARE near ocean. $1200.00 480-897-3435.

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 aquatechplumbingaz.com.

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ROOFING SPECIALIST. 30 YEARS EXPERIENCE – shingles, tile, shakes, flat roofs, leak repairs and wood replacement. Free estimates. No job too small. Not a licensed contractor. References available. Call Chuck 480-251-7886.

IF YOU HAVE MINOR AUTO AND BOAT MECHANICAL WORK that needs to be done, call 480-897-3435

DOBSON DOGSITTERS. Have your pets cared for in the comfort of your own home. Ranch residents/ longtime pet owners/references available. Please contact us with your petsitting needs. Alan & Susan Harris (Dobsondogsitters@gmail.com) 480-332-2256. We look forward to meeting you!] POOL CARE

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.

POOL SERVICE & REPAIR – Repairs filter, pumps, kool deck, tile. Oscar 480-238-0545.

DOUBLE DD ELECTRIC 602-276-5550 Fast dependable service. Small/Large projects. Panel upgrades – Lighting – Troubleshooting. Lic ROC# 065071-010.

LICENCED PRESCHOOL/DAYCARE - 30 years experience in a fun safe loving learning environment. Reasonable full and part-time rates. Healthy meals included. Open 6 am to 6 pm Monday through Friday for ages 1 to 13. Currently have 2 openings. Please call Audrey 480-491-1797 Isabella/Baseline.

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 www.englishbuilding.net. Licensed-Bonded-InsuredROC189470-BBB. LAWN CARE JEFF’S LAWN SERVICE - weekly lawn service - sprinkler repair -winter overseed -cleanups. 480-831-6460. 30 THE 32 January DOBSON 2017 ASSOCIATION

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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. EXPERT HANDYMAN/HOME REMODLER – 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 480-6957299. HANDYMAN – Also makes screens, does handywork. Not a licensed contractor. Pete 602-803-7979.

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 editor@dobsonranch.com. MOTHERS HELPER, BABYSITTING, PET SITTING, DOG WALKING, AND CHILDREN’S PARTIES (face painting and other help). Responsible, reliable teen at reasonable rates. American Red Cross babysitting, CPR, and Pediatric First Aid Certified. For more information email or call Savanna at 480-268-5867 or spdeavult@ yahoo.com YARD WORK: Junior High Student. $10 to $20 to mow, edge and blow. Every week or every 2 weeks. I will use my own equipment. Please leave a message for Jake at 480-897-2040 BABYSITTING SERVICE! I’m Haley. I’m 13 years old and I’m interested in babysitting your child. I’m available pretty much every weekend any hours on Saturday and Sunday. I’m very trustworthy and have lots of experience. My number is 480-686-7868. Thanks! RED CROSS CERTIFIED BABYSITTER A very good 15 year old, Red Cross Pediatric first aid and CPR certified girl available for evenings and weekends. Prior interviews preferred. References available. $8/hr. Email shannon.m.murphy86@gmail.com TEEN DOGSITTING SERVICE – We accept child friendly dogs for only $10 per dog per day. For more information call Destinee at 602-463-1030.

GOODS AND SERVICES 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 480-369-5182 SHEARS SALON - Domonique Valdez-Stylist, 1445 E Guadalupe Rd., Ste. #204 Tempe, AZ 85283 480-4630358 Color/Cut/Style.

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 www.azroc.gov. This is the website for Arizona licensing of contractors. Use either the contractor’s name or their ROC number.


St. Matthew United Methodist Church 2540 W. Baseline Rd. Mesa, AZ 85202 www.stmatthewmesa.org

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Traditional Worship Children’s Church

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Contemporary Worship Adult & Youth Sunday School St. Matthew UMC would like to wish you a Happy New Year!


Calendar of Events January/February 2017 Monday 9 Fitness in the Park 6 am Laguna Park Retirees’ General Meeting 9:30 am Grande Room Bridge Group 12:30 pm Chica Room Water Management Meeting 5:30 pm Chica Room Yoga 5:30 pm Saratoga

Tuesday 10 Fitness in the Park 6 pm Laguna Park Recreation Committee Meeting 6:30 pm Chica Room Zumba 6:30 pm Grande Room

Wednesday 11

Fitness in the Park 6 am Laguna Park 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

Thursday 12 Healing Yoga 8:15 am Grande Room Fitness in the Park 6 pm Laguna Park

Friday 13 Fitness in the Park 6 am Laguna Park

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14 Polar Plunge 8 am La Casita

15 Sunday

January Fitness in the Park 6 am Laguna Park Retirees’ General Meeting 9:30 am Grande Room Bridge Group 12:30 pm Chica Room Yoga 5:30 pm Saratoga Budget and Finance 6:30 pm Grande Room

Saturday/Sunday

17 Fitness in the Park 6 pm Laguna Park Zumba 6:30 pm Grande Room

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Fitness in the Park 6 am Laguna Park 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

19 Healing Yoga 8:15 am Grande Room Fitness in the Park 6 pm Laguna Park BOD Meeting 7 pm Grande Room

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

21 Tennis Social 8 am La Casita

22 Sunday 23 Fitness in the Park 6 am Laguna Park Bridge Group 12:30 pm Chica Room Yoga 5:30 pm Saratoga Waterworks BOD Meeting 6:30 pm Chica Room

24 Fitness in the Park 6 pm Laguna Park Zumba 6:30 pm Grande Room Women’s Club Meeting 7 pm Chica Room

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Fitness in the Park 6 am Laguna Park 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

26 Healing Yoga 8:15 am Grande Room Fitness in the Park 6 pm Laguna Park

27 Fitness in the Park 6 am Laguna Park Poker 6:30 pm Saratoga

28 Bark in the Park 9 am Laguna Park

Legante Paseo BOD Meeting 7 pm Chica Room

29 Sunday 30 Fitness in the Park 6 am Laguna Park Bridge Group 12:30 pm Chica Room Yoga 5:30 pm Saratoga

31 Fitness in the Park 6 pm Laguna Park Zumba 6:30 pm Saratoga

1 Fitness in the Park 6 am Laguna Park 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

2 Healing Yoga 8:15 am Grande Room Retirees’ Game Day 1 pm Chica Room Fitness in the Park 6 pm Laguna Park

3 Fitness in the Park 6 am Laguna Park Master Planning Committee Meeting 10:30 am Chica Room Stargazing 7 pm Laguna Park

February 6 Fitness in the Park 6 am Laguna Park Retirees’ General Meeting 9 am Grande Room Bridge Group 12:30 pm Chica Room Water Management Meeting 5:30 pm Chica Room Yoga 5:30 pm Saratoga

7 Marketing Committee Meeting 8 am Chica Room Fitness in the Park 6 pm Laguna Park Recreation Committee Meeting 6:30 pm Chica Room Garden Club Meeting 7 pm Chica Room

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14 Fitness in the Park 6 pm Laguna Park Zumba 6:30 pm Grande Room

Fitness in the Park 6 am Laguna Park Retirees’ Board Meeting 9 am Grande Room Bridge Group 12:30 pm Chica Room Yoga 5:30 pm Saratoga Budget and Finance 6:30 pm Grande Room

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Fitness in the Park 6 am Laguna Park 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

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5 Sunday 9 Healing Yoga 8:15 am Grande Room Fitness in the Park 6 pm Laguna Park

10 Fitness in the Park 6 am Laguna Park

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Fitness in the Park 6 am Laguna Park 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

16 Healing Yoga 8:15 am Grande Room Fitness in the Park 6 pm Laguna Park BOD Meeting 7 pm Grande Room

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

18 Tennis Social 8 am La Casita

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