The Official Publication of the Dobson Ranch Homeowners Association
March 15, 2018
Sunday at the Park, Pg. 16
Table of Contents
Sunday in the Park on page 16
HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION The Dobson Association Administration Office 2719 S Reyes, Mesa, AZ 85202 480-831-8314 www.dobsonranch.com Administration Hours Monday through Friday 8 am - 5 pm Closed Saturday and Sunday La Casita Recreation Center 2719 S Reyes, Mesa, AZ 85202 480-831-7464
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Message From the Executive Director Message from the Association President A Message from the Editor Things to Know 2018 Association Board of Directors Election to Utilize Online Voting 2018 Assessments State of the Association Compliance Board Candidate Bios Spring CC&R Notices Annual Meeting of the Members
Dobson Ranch Spring Expo Architectural Applications February 2018 Home Sales Green Thumb Award CC&R Friendly Reminders
Recreation Happenings | 12 Message from the Recreation Director Facility Hours BYOB Tween Easter Egg Hunt Easter Eggstravaganza Recreation Classes Dobson Ranch Pontoon Tour/Ride Information Table and Chairs Rental Sunday in the Park Pancake Breakfast Flick ‘n Float 2018 Boat Permits and Fishing Licenses on Sale Renaissance Festival A Matter of Balance Little Women the Broadway Musical Stargazing at Laguna 5th Annual Cerveza Run La Casita Youth Summer Camp Youth and Adult Tennis Classes Coming in May Venue Rental Harkins Movie Tickets Raquetball Courts
Clubs | 22 Retirees Club Fishing Club Retirees Schedule Dobson Pavement Pounders Yacht Club Dobson Ranch Republicans Dobson Ranch Democrats and Friends Club Garden Club Women’s Club New Club for Young Professionals Dobson Ranch Garden Club Tea
Los Altos Recreation Center 2524 W Campo Alegre Please call 911 for reporting emergencies, vandalism, suspicious activity, etc. occurring on or to Dobson Ranch property. Dobson Ranch Urgent Assistance (broken sprinklers) 480-226-9597 SUB-ASSOCIATIONS Dobson Bay Club Dobson Bay Club, LLC
Dobson Condos Red Mountain Management, LLC 480-641-6300 Dobson Glen Vision Community Services
Dobson Greens Laurie Nichols
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Dobson Villas Peterson Company
Programs at Dobson Ranch Library Washington Bulldog News Toxic People Food spark! Mesa’s Festival of Creativity Mesa Community College Performing Arts
Laguna Village Tri-City Property Management 480-844-2224
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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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Saratoga Recreation Center 2345 S Saratoga
Lake Park Village Tri-City Property Management
The Landings Brown Community Management 480-539-1396 Legante Paseo Snow Property Services
Water Works Vision Community Services
Wood Creek Townhomes City Property
Ranchers’ Roundup is the official publication of the Dobson Ranch Homeowners Association David L. Jones Executive Director 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.
Message From the Executive Director By David L. Jones Executive Director
The Ranchers Roundup is essential to the Dobson Association. The information within it provides updates on the Association, community, events and more. Jeff Bump is the Associations new Editor for the Roundup. He has an extensive background in video and media. Jeff wrote a bio about himself on page 2. When you’re out at the next event, you may see him behind the camera. Take a minute and welcome him to this great community. There is much going on in the month of March, such as, the Tween Egg Hunt and Easter Eggstravaganza. At the beginning of April is the Spring Expo and Pancake breakfast, as well as, the Annual Meeting. I hope you join us for these great activities. Staff is eagerly planning for the Dobson Ranch 45th Anniversary Event, which will be held on November 17, 2018. This event will offer activities for all ages, food, music and more. It will be at the Los Altos Recreation Center…. mark your calendars! There are many opportunities to learn new things and maybe some old ones here at Dobson Ranch. Check out the upcoming classes on page 14. Just recently Community Association Institute (CAI) held a Board Leadership Development Workshop. There were almost 40 in attendance for this seven-hour event. Attendees came from all over the valley and a few within Dobson Ranch. It covered Financial Management, Association Rules and Conflict Resolutions. The ability to hold classes and educate at the Association empowers the community from within and out.
Message from the Association President By Frank Mizner Association President
I called the February 15, 2018 Dobson Ranch Homeowners Association Board of Directors meeting to order at 7:00 pm. Here’s a recap… First up was my Presidents report…I often joke that the length of Board meetings coinciding with U of A games are to be limited; in light of this time constraint I thought it would only be fitting to introduce a quasiofficial mascot for Board meetings. I introduced a U of A stuffed bear – a gentle reminder to keep the meeting moving along (while showing my U of A spirit). Unfortunately, my mascot was absconded with at the end of meeting – hopefully he shows up at the March meeting. All joking aside, Board of Director meetings can be ultra-serious business meetings, I wanted to add some levity and fun to the evening! The Board held its 39th annual breakfast with the Mesa City Council this week. We are the only Association in the City of Mesa that has this honor. The annual breakfast is hosted by the Association and is an important tradition. The meeting is a chance to share information. Not only do we learn about projects going on in the City and specifically our area, but we also get to share all that is new on the Ranch. We are grateful to have this ongoing relationship with the City of Mesa. A special thank you our newest staff member and new Editor of the Roundup, Jeff Bump. Jeff put together a fun video parodying the presentation by the Mayor at the State of the City just the week prior. Thank you to our Executive Director David Jones, as the visionary for this project, and to the Board for participating…it’s fantastic to see what we can accomplish in such a short time frame. The following business items were voted on and approved: • Dobson Greens Rental Co-Share Request • Residential Architectural Guideline Revisions • Common Area Guideline Revisions Remember to vote in the Board of Directors Annual election. A quorum of 10% is required. Please join us for the Annual Meeting of Members on Tuesday April 10th at 7 pm. See pages 4-5 for profiles of our Board candidates as well as information on the 2018 Board election which is now underway.
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A Message from the Editor
By Jeff Bump Ranchers’ Roundup Editor
My name is Jeff Bump and I am the new Editor of Ranchers’ Roundup. This issue marks my first issue for the residents of the Dobson Association. It has been a great thrill to work with staff and residents to bring this quality publication to you. A little about myself, I have an extensive background in digital media including broadcast, print and social media. I am also the proud father of 2 boys, Sean, age 7 and Finnegan, Age 3. In my spare time I enjoy hiking on our amazing local trails and sing and play guitar in a local band. I’m incredibly excited for this opportunity to continue the storied tradition of Ranchers’ Roundup. Some of the regular features in this publication are open for content submission: If you live by a “Good Neighbor” or know someone with a “Green Thumb”, submit their information. Have you “Tried and Liked” a great business or eatery near Dobson Ranch? Let me know! There are great cooks in Dobson Ranch so send me your recipes. All other content and articles are considered on a space available basis and some restrictions may apply. Email editor@dobsonranch. com or call 480-831-8314 and for the editor. The necessary part: Letters and electronic correspondence will become the property of the Dobson Association, which assumes permission to publish and edit as necessary.
THINGS TO KNOW BOARD MEETING Want to know what is going on in the Association, meet the Board members, sign up for a committee, get to know your Ranch neighbors or voice an opinion? You can do all that at the Dobson Association Board of Directors meetings. Meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month at 7 pm at La Casita in the Grande room. The next date is March 15. All members are encouraged to attend. If you missed a meeting, you can get caught up with the President’s Message on page 1 or login to dobsonranch.com to read the minutes from previous meetings. For more information, please call 480-831-8314. FOBS ARE AVAILABLE Keyless entry fobs have replaced keys at Dobson Ranch common areas. Dobson Ranch homeowners or the designated agent can receive free of charge either two fobs or one fob and one smart phone app for the new keyless system. Visit dobsonranch. com to complete the Keyless System Agreement & Waiver form, or pick up a form at La Casita, prior to obtaining the fobs. Fobs will be available at La Casita Administration during normal business hours. SARATOGA POOL AND LOS ALTOS LEISURE POOL The Board of Directors recently approved the renovations to the two pools. We have started on the Saratoga Pool. During the renovation, please use the La Casita Pool. We anticipate work to be done before summer for all to enjoy.
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2018 Association Board of Directors Election to Utilize Online Voting The Dobson Association 2018 Board of Directors election will utilize online voting. Annual Meeting Notice and on-line election instructions will be mailed to homeowners with all the details the beginning of March. Three positions will be open for a seat on the Board of Directors. 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 2018 Annual Meeting of the Members. All electronic and paper ballots will be accepted for the 2018 Board of Directors election prior to April 10, 2018 at 6:00 pm.
2018 Assessments The Board of Directors has once again approved no increase to the Assessments for 2018. The assessment will remain at $138.60 quarterly ($554.40 annually). Thank you for your contribution in making Dobson Ranch “the best place to live!”. We are also excited to announce that our new Caliber software has officially been launched. Please note, your new coupons reflect your new account number. Please be sure to reference this new account number when sending in payments. As a reminder, assessments are due on the first day of each quarter; January, April, July, and October. A late fee of $15 will be charged quarterly if your payment is not received by the 20th day of the first month of each quarter. There are several options for paying your assessments: 1. Automatic monthly payments can be made through ACH (auto debit to your checking account). Please complete the form that can be found in the “Documents & Forms” tab on our website (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. Please note that debit or credit card payments cannot be accepted over the phone. Monthly payment is not an option through mail or drop off. 3. Using your bank card, credit card or e-check, automatic and onetime payments can be made at the Dobson Association website (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”. Please contact our office if you need assistance with setting up your payment. If you are currently setup on recurring payments through the payment portal, please be sure that your payments are set to continue through 2018. 4. You may also send in recurring payments if using automatic bill pay with your personal banking institution. When setting up the payment through your bill pay program, please be sure to reference your account number and property address to ensure proper credit to your account. If you have questions regarding the various payment options, please contact the administration office at 480-831-8314 for assistance.
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State of the Association
By David L. Jones Executive Director
Last year, there were 417 homes resold in Dobson Ranch. Prospective and new homeowners that come into the office cannot believe how low the assessment rate is and that it includes all the amenities, events and more. Compared to most associations $138.60 per quarter is a bargain. There has not been an increase to the Association assessments since 2015. Financially, the Association is healthy. At the end of December 2017, the Association operating account was at $2 million, the reserve account at $2.2 million, and Capital account at $416k. So, what does that all mean? The Operating Account covers the daily expenses of the Association. Insurance, utilities, maintenance, Landscape, payroll, and events are paid from the operation account. It also funds Reserves, Capital and Water Conservation. Total expenses for 2017 were 2.8 million. The Association develops a plan to fund for future repairs or replacements. In order to do that, each year the Association has a reserve study prepared by a reserve specialist. The study consists of two parts; 1) the information about the physical status and repair/replacement cost of the major common area components that the Association is obligated to maintain, and 2) the evaluation and analysis of the Associationâ€™s reserve balance, income and expenses. All this information helps the Association Board to plan for funding the Reserve Account. The January 2017 reserve study showed if our Reserves were fully funded we would need a balance of $2.4 million, we had a beginning balance in the Reserve Account of $2 million and a funded rate of 83%. At the end of December 2017, reserve expense was $386k. Expected expenses for 2018 is budgeted for $613k. Prospective homebuyers ask for reserve information prior to purchasing a house within an as-
sociation. A higher percent funded reserve study informs the prospective buyer and the homeowner that it is less likely that the Association would ask for a special assessment. Many of us like new things, for our home or personal use. So why wouldnâ€™t that carry over to the use of the common areas? Any new asset purchased is funded from the Capital Account. Capital expenses keep the Association relevant, accommodating the needs of the current homeowners and prospective buyers. The mission of the Board is to maintain property values. You may have to spend money to do that, not just cut expenses. Just as your expenses increase each year, so do those of the Association. A significant impact to the Association last year was the increase to minimum wage. It was a 19% increase from the year prior. Minimum wage will continue to increase fifty cents each year until it reaches $12 per hour in the year 2020. Although there have been increases to expenses, the Association has managed to not increase assessments, which in turn brings value to the Association and homes within. At monthly meetings, the Board conducts the business of the Association. These meeting are open to the membership of the Association. The Association Board is made up of homeowners who live within the community. Just like you, they too are homeowners that pay assessments and must live inside the rules of the governing documents. Each month, the Association Board must make decisions on behalf of the homeowners. As servant leaders should, they look to the needs of the Association and not their own when making decisions. Board of Directors have a responsibility to be present and engaged for monthly meetings. Overtime, it is necessary to have the Association documents updated and then reviewed by the Association attorneys to enSTATE OF THE ASSCIATION | 5
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sure compliance with federal, state and city laws. Law changes are yearly, so annually, the Board reviews the changes and with the recommendations from the attorney, update the documents. The Board also creates committees to encourage homeowner participation. Homeowners can join the Master Planning, Budget and Finance, Marketing, Recreation, and various ADHOC committees. The Board uses the committee’s recommendation when making decisions. The Association welcomes you to become involved. Overall, the Association is healthy with funding to support daily operations, events, future projects and maintaining assets. All this is done with committee and Board involvement.
Compliance By Susan Richards
The Dobson Associations’ Compliance Department is here to help keep Dobson Ranch looking great! It’s easy to forget exactly what is in our Associations’ documents. Most of us read the documents upon purchase of our home and they are filed away. Please take a moment to review the documents and then take a close look at your property. Details of the process as well as the Associations governing documents, can be found on our website (DobsonRanch.com) under community governing documents. When there is a violation of the documents the letter process followed is: • Friendly Reminder – 21 days to respond / correct violation • First Violation – violation still exists and there has been no communication from the homeowner, 10 days to respond / correct violation • Second Violation -- violation still exists and there has been no communication from the homeowner, $75.00 fine, 10 days to respond / correct violation • Final Violation -- violation still exists and there has been no communication from the homeowner, $125.00 fine, 10 days to respond / correct violation • Pre-Attorney Notice -- violation exists and there has been no communication from the homeowner, 10 days to respond / correct violation • Violation case referred to Association Attorney – day 62 -$100.00 fee
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Once the violation is referred to the attorney, it is taken through the legal system to gain compliance. It is a costly and lengthy process which can often be avoided through communication. Fortunately, less than 1% of all notices sent get to this level, between 80 and 90 percent are corrected with the Friendly Reminder. When a violation does reach the legal process, it can be frustrating for neighbors and the Association alike, as a resolve can take an extremely long time. If you receive a letter and do not believe it is a violation or do not agree with the notice please call or email the Association. We can discuss the violation and determine if there is truly a violation, and if so, how it will be remedied. Our CC&R staff spend time and energy on sending notices regarding “small” items, for example, storage of trash containers. Please store trash containers out of sight. Often the smaller issues are viewed as being inconsequential – when you look at the bigger picture they add up and greatly impact the appearance of our neighborhood (I’m picturing 5,000 trash cans lining the streets and driveways of Dobson Ranch). It’s often the small things that make our neighborhood the best it can be. The key to our relationship is communication. We strive to fairly and reasonably enforce the documents in order to maintain property values and keep Dobson Ranch a wonderful community to live in! Please do your part, while showing your love of Dobson Ranch! THE DOBSON ASSOCIATION 5
BOARD CANDIDATE BIOS
The following responses from each candidate are complete and unedited. Joan K Long Dobson Ranch owner and resident Do you regularly attend Dobson Ranch HOA board meetings? Yes What is your motivation for running for the Board of Directors? Because I care What activities, events, programs, and/or amenities do you enjoy at Dobson Ranch? Budget and Finance, 3 years; Planning Committee, 2 years; Board Meetings As you look at the Dobson Ranch community, what specific challenges do you see facing the HOA? In Last 3 years, By Laws changed to give
Board more power, Homeowners Less. Too, we now have unequal voter access and No Election Committee – This is Not Democratic. Autobiography: Owned a home in Dobson Ranch for29 years. Employed by Chrysler Corporation, Detroit Public Schools and State Department plus others grand and not so grand. I have resided in six states and four foreign countries. This does not make me an expert but I say Dobson Ranch, a forty year old undertaking by Keating has proved to be one of the most unique and wonderful HOA’s put together. We have the greatest location, wonderful perks that we do not pay for, and SPACE. We have churches and schools AND people who enjoy the American way and support the governing association We have wonderful loyal employees. This is a worthy endeavor – Lets support and respect our heritage. Be Proud, Get Involved.
Susan Powers Dobson Ranch owner and resident Do you regularly attend Dobson Ranch HOA board meetings? Yes, I have regularly attended HOA Board Meetings for the past 7.5 years. What is your motivation for running for the Board of Directors? I would be honored to continue serving YOU, the homeowner, as a member of the Dobson Ranch HOA Board of Directors; Representing your voice on matters that concern finances, growth and stability in our Ranch. In the past 7 years I have enjoyed serving the Ranch and its homeowners. I believe together we can continue to make this community the “best place to live” as well as attract new homeowners and businesses to our location. We have singles, couples, growing families, empty nesters, and retirees all living in the same neighborhoods. We are like an urban setting in the suburbs. Schools/ libraries, restaurants, grocery/retail stores are all within walking distance. What activities, events, programs, and/or amenities do you enjoy at Dobson Ranch? My family attends many of the activities on the Ranch. I think it is important as a Director to attend events and get feedback from Homeowners. Some of my favorites are Winter Wonderland, the Halloween Spooktacular and the Easter Egg Hunt. I have also attended classes at La Casita including Yoga, Tai Chi, Tennis, and Swimming. My family enjoys walking the lakes as a relaxing activity or a work out. As you look at the Dobson Ranch community, what specific challenges do you see facing the HOA? A critical issue that is facing our community is keeping Dobson Ranch attractive to new homeowners and nearby businesses. We must continue to take care of our facilities as well as keep a close relationship with nearby schools and businesses. We already have an amazing location, wonderful amenities, and a financially stable community, as well as a great relationship with the City of Mesa. Now it’s important to look forward to our future while keeping the stability of our past. I believe we can keep assessments low while continuing to update and maintain the Ranch. For the past 3 years the assessments have not been increased, while Dobson Ranch has continued to improve its facilities as well as its activities; A true win-win for everyone. Autobiography: I am a USAF Veteran and REALTOR®. My family moved to Dobson Ranch 13 years ago due to its diversity, location, and family atmosphere. I have had the privilege to serve on the Dobson Ranch Board of Directors for the past 7 years. Two years as President and three years as Vice President. I have been involved in Dobson Ranch HOA Committee’s such as the Beautification Committee, Budget and Finance Committee, Marketing Committee, and Recreation Committee. My community involvement has included the PTA, the Red Cross, Habitat for Humanity, Mesa Chamber of Commerce Women’s Council as well as other organizations. I believe in serving my country as well as my community. 6 THE DOBSON ASSOCIATION
Bozidar D Radisich Dobson Ranch owner and resident Do you regularly attend Dobson Ranch HOA board meetings? Yes What is your motivation for running for the Board of Directors? To assure that Dobson Ranch continues to be a community that is a great place to live. What activities, events, programs, and/or amenities do you enjoy at Dobson Ranch? Swim, kayak, Retirees Club As you look at the Dobson Ranch community, what specific challenges do you see facing the HOA? The need to manage funding without creating new problems, now that the reserve fund is fully funded. Autobiography: I have served 6 years on Board of Directors, now treasurer. Have chaired master planning, managed the end of wall project and reserve funding. I was actively involved in the pool deck renovations and other ongoing projects like the pending volleyball court replacement, and a meeting room at Los Altos, more boat slips and bathrooms at Laguna Park. I have an MBA from University of Phoenix. I am a retired small business owner.
Gary A Smith Dobson Ranch owner and resident Do you regularly attend Dobson Ranch HOA board meetings? Yes What is your motivation for running for the Board of Directors? Cut expenses Increase Revenues without raising homeowner fees I WOULD ACTUALLY LIKE TO REDUCE THEM. Improve the Lakes (save the lakes) Increase homeowner awareness Better the Ranch to increase value and pride. What activities, events, programs, and/or amenities do you enjoy at Dobson Ranch? Swimming Boating, Fishing, Walks, Picnics, Helping the less fortunate, charity involvement As you look at the Dobson Ranch community, what specific challenges do you see facing the HOA? Decrease crime + Better Senior Living – Lighting – Appearance. Safer + wider walkways Slowing down the traffic on roads throughout the Ranch. Increase activity + Program participation through better awareness Better Lake quality of water
Gary A Smith cont.
Autobiography: Born ‘51 Chicago Il. Excelled in baseball + hockey Started working 1968-71 Pension 73-83 Pension 84-2009-Retired Pt-2010-present Married 83 Moved from Chicago Il – to Mesa AZ – 1983 – 2000 – 2016 – present Education A.A.-B.A. M.A. – Bus Ad/Mgmt Lived on Ranch 83-present Served on board ’96-’99 Served on Water Com. – Fish Club. Charities – Anglers United 96- |Lions Club| present charity Car Club events – A2Z Cruizers Go to Central Christian Church + 2 Bible Studies ea. wk on Sat Holy Spirit - Sunday
Louis H. Thiele Dobson Ranch owner and resident
Do you regularly attend Dobson Ranch HOA board meetings? No What is your motivation for running for the Board of Directors? Although I have not been able to regularly attend Dobson Ranch meetings in the past due to work related travel I have always been interested in Ranch business affairs. In the past three decades I have lived on The Ranch, I have traveled over much of the world. I recognize what a special place Mesa and Dobson Ranch are. I want to help keep it that way. What activities, events, programs, and/or amenities do you enjoy at Dobson Ranch? I enjoy using the Parks on the Ranch and the Swimming Pool with my grandkids. I also appreciate the aesthetic beauty of a HOA community. As you look at the Dobson Ranch community, what specific challenges do you see facing the HOA? The biggest challenge most “Mature Facilities” face is how to keep up with maintenance and needed improvements in a rising cost environment. Encouraging homeowners in the Ranch to maintain their property to meet the HOA Standards is an on-going engaging process. Considering the possibility of water shortages in our Arizona Desert, keeping our beautiful lake environment may be difficult in the future. Autobiography: My family has lived in Arizona since 1889 when my GrandMother came here in a covered wagon from Colorado. My family has been involved in Retail, Mining, Railroading and Education in various parts of the state. My Mother was chosen “Arizona Teacher of the year” in 1984. I grew up in Central Phoenix attending West High School and Graduating from Arizona State. I worked in the Airline Industry for fifteen years and in Travel Agency management for fifteen more with Arizona AAA. For the past twelve years I have been V. P. of Operations and Marketing for a multi-part medical marketing corporation in Scottsdale. I have also been Co-Host of a radio show with Michael Dixon syndicated on CBS in multiple top ten markets. I have had many business area responsibilities with these companies including facility management, financial oversight, advertising and staffing.
George Tihanyi Dobson Ranch owner and resident
Do you regularly attend Dobson Ranch HOA board meetings? Yes What is your motivation for running for the Board of Directors? Dobson Ranch is a great place to live with many wonderful amenities. I would like to continue my role in leading the community forward by overseeing continued growth and future improvement, being part of the central decision-making on the major issues and by ensuring that the collect vision of the home-owners is fairly represented and maintain the high standards that the community is known for. What activities, events, programs, and/or amenities do you enjoy at Dobson Ranch? I have been involved in many activities such as toys for tots, boating on our lakes, swimming activities, and attending various community activities as well as mesa city activities. As you look at the Dobson Ranch community, what specific challenges do you see facing the HOA? The greatest challenges are to keep Dobson Ranch moving forward as a progressive community while being mindful of the cost to the homeowners and residents as well as maintain a well-established partnership with the city of Mesa. Autobiography: I have been a Dobson Ranch resident for 29 years. My 34 year career has encompassed being an educator in economics, political science and history, director of continuing community education. I was director of site operations for Rio Salado College. My focus was maintaining high standards of academics, managing multiple physical operations at all college sites and supervising over 75 people. I have been an active volunteer for charity for over 20 years including fundraising activities for Sunsounds of Arizona radio station servicing the visually challenged and for KJZZ-KBAC. As a board member for the last three years, I have served on the water management committee, as well as two ad hoc committees dealing with employee benefits and revision of by-laws, common area guidelines and residential guidelines. I am currently chairing the master planning committee. I have actively, for the last three years, supported a freeze on homeowner fees.
Annual Meeting Raffle Each year there is a raffle at the annual meeting for homeowners that attend the meeting. Raffle prizes are donated by Association vendors. This year we would like to extend this opportunity to those that are unable to attend. All raffle prizes will be drawn from those who have voted electronically or by paper ballot on or before April 6. Winners will be notified at the annual meeting or the next day and be posted in the May Ranchers’ Roundup. Prizes range from $25 to $100 gift cards, *$199 WiFi smart irrigation controller and gift baskets. Vote early to be added into the raffle. All electronic and paper ballots will be accepted for the 2018 Board of Directors election prior to April 10, 2018 at 6:00 pm. *Smart controller is donated from the Water Management Committee. Controller includes install at home within Dobson Ranch. Cannot be installed outside of Dobson Ranch. This is part of the Dobson Ranch Water Conservation program.
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By Craig A. Wilson
Water Management Director
It is March already and soon it will be spring with temperatures in the eighties. What? The temperatures have been in the eighties since mid-February. What is this world coming to? Someone told me a far-off ridge of low pressure, affectionately known as a Hudson Bay Low was responsible for our warm weather while much of the country was basking is winters chill. Spring is approaching, just a week away now, and flowers are already blooming. Just in time for the release of ladybugs at our Spring Expo on April 7th at La Casita Rec. Center. Held annually with the Dobson Ranch Retireesâ€™ pancake breakfast, the Spring Expo has grown to offer residents of Dobson Ranch an opportunity to meet with vendors and other resource people. Such companies as Ewing, Jackâ€™s True Value, and others will offer new and inventive approaches to landscaping, gardening and household enhancements. SRP offered two different smart controllers at their March 3rd Water Expo. These same smart controllers will be available at our Spring Expo on April 7th. One of each controller will also be raffled off at the Dobson Association Annual Meeting on April 10th. The first controller is the reliable Rainbird ESP-STMe Smart Controller that does just about everything. This controller can be programmed to follow the local irrigation water demand for most of the landscape elements around the Ranch. Many Ranchers already rely on this controller. The other controller offered by SRP and now one of our raffle prizes is the Rachio Smart Controller. Its operation is completely different from other smart controllers. This controller has no buttons or dials, just a little light indicating it is on. The only connection is through a Wi-Fi connection to your cell phone. The Rachio Controller comes with a Wi-Fi account. Rachio monitors the local weather and sends adjustment information to the controller to modify the amount of irrigation water used each cycle. You enter, via your cell phone or computer, the details of each zone in your yard. Then you sit back and read the reports or see what has happened via the Wi-Fi connection. The controller can even be operated manually through your cell phone, even if you are riding Amtrak through the Rockies. Come to the Dobson Ranch Spring Expo on April 7th. Watch the delight of the young children as they release their ladybugs. That was a wonder to watch last year, what a great way to put a small part of nature in such little hands. Hard to match that with a smart controller. 8 THE DOBSON ASSOCIATION
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What do SRP, the City of Mesa, and Ewing Irrigation and Landscape Supply have in common? They are participating in the 2nd annual Dobson Ranch Spring Expo, Saturday, April 7th. The Dobson Ranch Spring Expo forwards the theme of conservation in Dobson Ranch, and this is your opportunity to meet with representatives from area businesses and local organizations to learn more. Desert View Landscaping, the Dobson Ranch Library, and Mesa Community College are returning this year, joining new vendors Jack’s True Value, Herbal Jules, Enagic, and Recycled City. The Spring Expo is held in conjunction with the Retirees Club Pancake Breakfast. Bring the entire family to learn about easy ways to conserve natural resources, how to save money… and for a chance to win a prize! Visit with all the vendors and enter to win great prizes such as a tshirt, water bottle, or a limited edition red Weber charcoal grill, donated by Jack’s True Value. The Dobson Ranch Spring Expo is Saturday, April 7th, 8:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m., in front of La Casita. The event is open to all residents and guests of all ages. La Casita Preschool is hosting an Art Show of Ms. Jessi’s students’ work, showcasing recycled materials. Harmony Rain will sing during the pancake breakfast, and A&P Nursery is donating live ladybugs for a release at 10:30 a.m. Mark April 7th on your calendar for a morning of fun!
Architectural Applications February 2018 By Carole Stabile Member Services Coordinator
29 Applications DOBSON PINES Paint Home Block wall gate repair
$98,664.00 $ 1,000.00 $200.00
DOBSON SHORES Security Gate $4,000.00 Pavers $3,000.00 Paint Wall $100.00 Awnings $4,000.00 Pergola $800.00 Paint Home $5,550.00 LAGUNA SHORES Landscape $3,500.00 DOBSON RANCH UNIT I Roof $9,600.00 Paint home $6,564.00 Roof & A/C Unit $14,000.00 Landscape $5,000.00 DOBSON RANCH UNIT III Gutters $2,000.00 Repair Wood Beams $400.00 LAGUNA SHORES AMENDED Side Gate $650.00 Dock $10,000.00 Paint Home $ 8,000.00 LOS ALTOS Paint garage door Paint home/ Roof Pony Wall Driveway extension
$600.00 $9,000.00 $800.00 $5,500.00
REGENCY ESTATE Landscape $1,000.00
LAGUNA VILLAGE Landscape $2,600.00 KNOLL VILLA SOLANO Double Gate
Home Sales Trustee Properties: 6 5 - Houses 1 - Condo Home Sales: 28
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Home & Garden
Green Thumb Award By Jeff Bump Ranchers’ Roundup Editor
Since we haven’t featured a “Green Thumb” residence in the past few issues we felt it was time to feature another one of our many beautiful houses in Dobson Ranch. This residence caught our eye at 2052 Medina. A pristine lawn and stone exterior are just a few amazing features of this home. What really grabbed our attention was the custom archway that welcomes anyone visiting or just driving by. It’s unique look and design not only adds to the front yard but highlights an overall impressive architectural design. Thanks to these residents for the delightful view and helping to make it… great at Dobson Ranch! 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, call 480-831-8314 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
CC&R Friendly Reminders We’ve noticed there are holiday lights that have not yet come down. Please be aware of the Association Guidelines regarding holiday lights and decorations. Residential Architectural Guidelines SECTION 2.10 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. Temporary Parking Reminder Please be mindful of your neighbors and follow the temporary parking guidelines. Residential Architectural Guidelines 2.9.2 TEMPORARY PARKING Mobile homes, motor homes, boats, recreational vehicles, trailers, campers or other similar vehicles shall not be parked on any public street or on any residential lot except for periods of up to forty-eight (48) hours within seven (7) consecutive days for the purposes of loading, unloading, and cleaning such vehicles. The Association must be notified in writing of the necessity and timeframe beforehand. Such vehicles may not be occupied by guests or any persons and should be parked as to not create an obstruction. This provisional grace period is a courtesy, revocable if misused. The full document of the Residential Architectural Guidelines may be picked up at the administration office, 2719 S. Reyes or viewed and downloaded online at dobsonranch.com. Questions can be answered by calling 480-831-8314.
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Message from the Recreation Director By Jesse Wright Associate Director of Recreation
The weather is starting to heat up and so are the Recreation Programs and Events at Dobson Ranch HOA. Our Spring Break Camp will be held March 12th-16th at the Saratoga Recreation Center. If you are looking for something for the kiddos to do when they are on break look no further, it is coming up quick! If you have not signed your children up for the spring break camp yet, come in today because spaces are limited. It’s also that time of year for some spring cleaning. Join us for our Garage Sale, Clean Up and Shred on Saturday, March 17th. Don’t forget about our Pancake Breakfast and Spring Expo on Saturday, April 7th. The retirees are cooking up some tasty pancakes, I know I will be there, will you? You can start planning ahead for the BYOB Event (bring your own bottle) at La Casita Recreation Center on Friday, April 13th. Easter will be here before we know it, so tell all of your family and friends that the recreation department is having two Easter events again this year. The Tween Egg Hunt, which is geared for those teenagers in your life, is on Friday night March 30th. We will also be having our family event, Easter Eggstravaganza, on Saturday, March 31tst at Laguna Park. Last but not least, plan to attend The Garden Club Tea on April 21st. There are lots of spring events to enjoy at Dobson Ranch HOA. Come out and have some fun!
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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 Holidays Closed
Saratoga Recreation Center Facility Hours Now – Memorial Day Monday-Saturday 8:00 am-7:00 pm Sunday 10:00 am-5:00 pm Holidays Closed
La Casita Recreation Center, 2719 S. Reyes • 480-831-7464 Saratoga Recreation Center, 2345 S. Saratoga Los Altos Recreation Center, 2524 W. Campo Alegre Laguna Park, 2455 W. Laguna Azul Ave. (Most amenities accessible by Homeowner Key when facility is not staffed)
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All Recreation Activities, classes and programs are at La Casita Recreation Center unless specified. Questions? Call La Casita at 480-831-7464
CLASSES TAI CHI Instructor: Carol (AM), Linda (PM) When: Wednesdays Where: La Casita Recreation Center Time: 9 am Beginning Tai Chi 10 am Intermediate Tai Chi 6 pm Beginning Tai Chi 7 pm Advanced Tai Chi Cost: $3 drop in residents, $6 drop in non-residents Tai Chi is a gentle Chinese exercise system that may enhance strength and flexibility as well as reduce stress. Learning the Tai Chi form can be the beginning of a healthy, lifelong practice that can improve the quality of life of individuals who choose to practice it. YOGA FOR BEGINNERS Instructor: Jeanne When: Mondays Time: 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm Where: Saratoga Recreation Center Cost: $8 drop in, $42 resident only for a 7-use punch card. Transform your mind, body and spirit! Yoga will improve your flexibility and strengthen your core muscles while banishing stress and tension. This relaxing but invigorating class promotes inner calmness using breathing techniques, balancing postures and stretching/floor work. Modifications available to meet all levels. Bring a yoga mat. Yoga blocks, strap and blanket/towel are very helpful. You can attend either yoga class offered with your punch card. Punch card expires two months from your purchase date. Punch Cards may be punched one time for residents only per class. No additional punches for guests or residents. HEALING YOGA Instructor: Samantha When: Tuesdays and Thursdays Where: La Casita Recreation Center Tuesday Class at Saratoga Recreation Center (Starting April 10th) When: 8:15 am - 9:15 am Cost: $8 drop in or $42 resident only for a 7-use punch card. Hard to get up off the floor? Body having a hard time moving? Feeling every ache and pain? Come join us for gentle, therapeutic body movement. We gently move and stretch different parts of the body to help bring new life to tired parts! Learn also how to relax the mind, discovering how to relieve anxiety, bring better sleep, not letting your worries take control over your mind. If you think your body has had it and can’t do anything anymore – think again. Come join us for gentle recovery. You can try it lying on the floor, or even in a chair. Bring a yoga mat. You can attend either yoga class offered with your punch card. Punch card expires two months from your purchase date. Punch Cards may be punched one time for residents only per class. No additional punches for guests or residents. FITNESS IN THE PARK Code: 5447 (February 1 – April 30) Instructor: Nancy When: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 6 am – 6:45 am Tuesday and Thursday 6 pm – 6:45 pm Where: Laguna Park Cost: $10 residents, $15 non-residents RSVP: Contact the instructor with questions prior to class at 602-703-7822 or at email@example.com $50 for 5 – Get 1 session FREE.
$90 for 9 – Get 3 sessions FREE.
FITNESS IN THE PARK CONT. Your 1st class is FREE!!! Classes will be held M/W/F, 6am-6:45am & Tues/Thurs, 6pm-6:45pm. Contact Nancy at 602-703-7822 or at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your first FREE class. ZUMBA Instructor: Karen When: Tuesdays Where: La Casita Recreation Center Time: 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Cost: $7 drop in rate, $30 resident only for a 5-use punch card This is a fusion of Latin and International music that incorporates a variety of dance styles such as salsa, cumbia, bellydance and reggaton. This class combines high energy and motivating music to help you burn fat and tone your body. Even if you have never danced before, you will have a blast, because the routines are fun and easy to do. So what are you waiting for? Join the Party and try Zumba today! Punch card expires 2 months from date of purchase. Punch Cards may be punched one time for residents only per class. No additional punches for guests or residents. FAIRYTALE DANCERS (AGES 3-5) Code: 5451 When: Thursdays (March 22 – April 26) Where: Saratoga Recreation Center Time: 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm Cost: Registration fee due at time of enrollment: Residents $5 Non-Residents $10. Contractor fee due to the instructor the first day of program: $30 check or cash only. Children will be introduced to dance through their favorite fairytales during this positive and encouraging class. Dance can build self-esteem and improve motor skills. Watch your prince and princesses shine in this fun and creative program. Children need soft soled shoes and comfortable clothes. Ballet shoes, leotard and tights recommended. There will be a performance last day of class. Children must be able to work in a group setting and follow directions. For more information on this program, contact Jana Moore at 480-363-9997. Registration fee due at time of enrollment: Residents $5 Non-Residents $10. Contractor fee due to the instructor the first day of program: $30 check or cash only. INTRO TO BALLET & JAZZ (AGES 4-6) Code: 5450 When: Thursdays (March 22 – April 26) Where: Saratoga Recreation Center Time: 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm Cost: Registration fee due at time of enrollment: Residents $5 Non-Residents $10. Contractor fee due to the instructor the first day of program: $30 check or cash only. In a fun, encouraging and high energy atmosphere, your child will be shown the fundamentals of ballet and jazz, which can help improve motor skills and creative expression. Soft soled shoes are recommended or bare feet. Children must be able to work in a group setting. There will be a recital at the end of the session. For more information on this program, contact Jana Moore at 480-363-9997. Registration fee due at time of enrollment: Residents $5 Non-Residents $10. Contractor fee due to the instructor the first day of program: $30 check or cash only. LATIN HIP HOP DANCE (AGES 6-9) Code: 5449 When: Tuesdays (March 20 – April 24) Where: Saratoga Recreation Center Time: 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm Cost: Registration fee due at time of enrollment: Residents $5 Non-Residents $10. Contractor fee due to the instructor the first day of program: $30 check or cash only. In this 6 week class children will learn various Latin dances like Cha Cha, Salsa, Merengue and other Latin dances as well as the continued on page 13
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LATIN HIP HOP DANCE (AGES 6-9) CONT. latest hip hop steps. This class is a great combination of Latin & Hip Hop in a high energy setting with steps that are broken down into a choreographed combination each week which will help them memorize and perfect the dances. For more information on this program, contact Jana Moore at 480-363-9997. Registration fee due at time of enrollment: Residents $5 Non-Residents $10. Contractor fee due to the instructor the first day of program: $30 check or cash only.
DANCE SAMPLER (AGES 5-8) Code: 5457 When: Tuesdays (March 20 – April 24) Where: Saratoga Recreation Center Time: 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm Cost: Registration fee due at time of enrollment: Residents $5 Non-Residents $10. Contractor fee due to the instructor the first day of program: $30 check or cash only. This upbeat and fun class is perfect to sample different dance styles which will include jazz, ballet, modern, hip hop and other styles. Get moving with this upbeat and fun class and discover dance. For more information on this program, contact Jana Moore at 480-3639997. Registration fee due at time of enrollment: Residents $5 NonResidents $10. Contractor fee due to the instructor the first day of program: $30 check or cash only. A MATTER OF BALANCE Code: 5458 When: Monday’s (April 2 – May 21) Where: La Casita Recreation Center Time: 9 am – 11 am Cost: FREE Many older adults experience concerns about falling and restrict their activities. A MATTER OF BALANCE is an award-winning program designed to manage falls and increase activity levels. This program emphasizes practical strategies to manage falls. The program is being conducted by A.T. Still University as a public service.
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.
Dobson Ranch Pontoon Tour/Ride Info Sit back, relax and take in the beauty of a Dobson Ranch lake on a pontoon ride! Tour fee is $35 per hour with a two hour maximum. Reservations are available through the Recreation Department and require a 7 day minimum notice and are subject to weather and availability. Other rules and restrictions will apply. Don’t forget… a FREE one hour pontoon ride per year per property is available for you to enjoy! Call 480-831-7464 for more information.
ACTIVITIES TEXAS HOLD’EM TOURNAMENT STYLE When: 4th Friday of month (March 23) 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 Friday of month (March 16) 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.
Table and Chair Rentals Make your next at home event great with the convenience of renting tables and chairs right in your community. The Dobson Association not only rents out facilities for private rentals but renting of chairs and tables not held on a ranch facility are also available. We can accommodate a rental up to 140 metal framed folding chairs and 15 rectangle 6 foot by 3 foot tables. The resident must schedule to pick up and drop off the chairs and tables at La Casita Recreation Center. A refundable security deposit of $50 minimum is due in cash or credit card payment to hold your reservation. The rental cost per chair is $0.50 and $5 per table. Table and chair rentals request are made during administration hours (except for holidays) at La Casita Recreation Center. THE DOBSON ASSOCIATION 15
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2018 Boat Permits and Fishing Licenses on Sale Itâ€™s always a wonderful time for fishing and boating at one of the beautiful lakes at Dobson Ranch. Fishing licenses are required (catch and release only) and boat permits are required for all watercraft (size restrictions apply). Licenses and Permits may be purchased at La Casita, 2719 South Reyes. Boat Licenses are $35 per motorized boat (electric motors only) and $15 for non-motorized boats 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.
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Little Women - the Musical comes to life at Mesa Community College! The performances are Mar. 30, 31, April 5, 6, 7 at 7:30 pm and Mar. 31 and April 7 at 2 pm at MCC Performing Arts Center. Advance tickets are available online at www.mesacc.edu/arts. Based on Louisa May Alcott's life, Little Women follows the adventures of sisters, Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy March. Jo is trying to sell her stories for publication, but the publishers are not interested â€“ her friend, Professor Bhaer, tells her that she has to do better and write more from herself. Begrudgingly taking this advice, Jo weaves the story of herself and her sisters and their experience growing up in Civil War America. Little Women embodies the complete theatrical experience, guaranteeing a night filled with laughter, tears and a lifting of the spirit. **Little Women the Musical is suitable for older children. Children in Kindergarten and above are welcome to attend. For additional ticketing information, please go to www.mesacc.edu/arts. LITTLE WOMEN Is presented through special arrangements with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com The Maricopa Community Colleges are EEO/AA institutions
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Sidewalks cleared of all obstructions positively impact the appearance of the community and keep Dobson Ranch â€œwalkableâ€?.
Thank you for being a good neighbor! We Care Every Day In Every Way
Errands Shopping Light Housekeeping Meal Preparation Friendly Companionship Flexible Hourly Care Respite Care for Families Live-in Care
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By Al Prosek
Our winter (?) weather continues to draw the Snow-birds, a huge Phoenix Open Golf Event, and soon Spring Training Crowds! Our DRR members enjoy biking, hikes along beautiful scenic trails, Game Day, Men’s Breakfast, Ladies Lunch, Dinner Out, Happy Hour, Movie Day, and a Day Trip each Month. Our February General meeting included a special talk given by Traveling Gardener, Linda Larson, who shared pictures of beautiful gardens throughout the world. Of course, the General meeting concluded with lunch. The meal included pulled pork sandwiches with all the fixings and scrumptious desserts. For February, although a short month, we also had a Member Appreciation Night with a Mardi Gras theme and a special Day Trip to a Spring Training Baseball Game. The Retirees will be hosting a Pancake Breakfast on April 7th in conjunction with the Dobson Ranch Spring Expo. Bring the family for all the many events around the Expo, while enjoying breakfast. There will be drawings for prizes during the event. Take a moment to look over the Retirees Schedule right next to this article and come join us for our General Meeting and lunch on April 2nd at La Casita!
Fishing Club By Ed Ricci
A lot was going on in our Dobson Ranch lakes in February. As you could see, lake levels were down. The Water Management Committee wisely decided to delay water delivery from SRP into our lakes because of reported golden algae in the canal system. Golden algae is toxic to fish and has resulted in fish kills in numerous Phoenix urban lakes. In addition, an algacide was added to our lakes to address any golden algae that may be in our system. Water was finally delivered, and the lakes have been filled. There is considerable work and action behind the scenes by our Home Owners Association to assure the health of our lakes and fish. The game fish have moved up to spawn. You can see them on their nests from the banks. Fishing is good- as Bass can be found in pre-spawn, spawn (on the nests), and post spawn modes. Swim baits as well as senkos are working well to catch bass. Please practice careful catch and release and get your 2018 resident permit at La Casita Rec Center.
RETIREES SCHEDULE GENERAL MEETING The club’s regular General Meeting will be held on Monday April 2nd at 9:30 AM, at La Casita Recreation Center. Coffee and Tea will be available with the meeting starting at 10:00 AM. Following the meeting, lunch will be served by our wonderful volunteers. BOARD MEETING The board meeting will be held on April 16th st at 9:00 AM, all board members attend at La Casita. The following is a list of activities open to all Dobson Ranch Retirees’ Club Members. If you are interested in any of the following, please contact that committee chair to receive more information. DAY TRIPPERS - DINNER NIGHT - HAPPY HOUR - MEN’s BREAKFAST - MOVIE DAY - FUN & GAME DAY - LADIES LUNCH - BICYCLE RIDING - HIKING - PICNICS -
Marilyn Reiling-480-831-5129 Marilyn Krouse-480-620-9311 Francine Tedder-602-809-7792 Tanya Andrew-602-723-9106 Dick Cottle-480-839-4342 Judy Bielo-480-820-7371 Judy Bielo-480-820-7371 Jeanne Collins 480-353-8604 Patricia Prosek-480-839-8312 Arnie Chase-480-838-4124 Ed Eppley-480-656-4530 Barbara Stout-602-740-3213 Dick Krouse-480-654-8829
If you like these activities and you are interested in joining the Dobson Ranch Retirees’ Club, please contact Dovie at email@example.com
Dobson Pavement Pounders 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. 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 929-2569286.
Yacht Club The Yacht Club is always looking for new members so if you live in Dobson Ranch and would like meet some of your neighbors and have some fun, join us. For more info email firstname.lastname@example.org or check our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ DRYachtClub And remember a boat is not required to join the Yacht Club. 18 THE DOBSON ASSOCIATION 22
I have enjoyed watching The Winter Olympics. I truly admire all the athletes and their families for their dedication to achieve their dreams of becoming Olympians. Congratulations to all. May future peace for our world come through their new friendships and understanding of our differences. Our lunch this month was held at Crackers & Co. Café, a longtime favorite. On April 6th, we will try The Perch in Chandler. Give Chris a call if you are interested in attending. “Mardi Gras/Valentine” was our theme for February Bunco at Lynn’s. Thank you for a fun evening. We had plenty of good treats and enjoyed watching the Olympics. This month Tanya is hosting us on March 21st. Call Laurie for information. Chris will be hosting April’s Bunco, a date has yet to be determined. Katherine did a Great job working on the Spring Expo. A big thank you to her for her continued support. We hope everyone can attend The Garden Club Tea on March 21st. Patricia, Lynda & Patty are hosting tables. Continue keeping Liz in your prayers...She needs them... I hope everyone has an opportunity to attend a Spring Training Baseball game this year. It is a wonderful way to relax and enjoy our activities in our “backyard”. Happy St. Patrick’s Day. May Irish Eyes Smile on you. Blessings for a Happy and Beautiful Easter.
New Club for Young Professionals The Dobson Ranch Young Professionals will be meeting at the Tipsy Cactus on March 21 from 6:30-8:30. Meet other professionals in their 20s through 40s for networking, community engagement and socializing at this fun, laid-back social evening out. The Tipsy Cactus is located at 2722 S Alma School Rd #1, on Alma School north of Guadalupe. We look forward to seeing you there!
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Dobson Ranch Republicans
Legislative Candidates Night April 5 What: Meet the GOP candidates for Arizona Senate and House in Legislative District 18 When: Thursday, April 5, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Where: Native Grill & Wings, 1837 W Guadalupe Road # 122 Who: Senate candidate Frank Schmuck, House incumbent Rep. Jill Norgaard, and House candidates Jeff Dial, Farhana Shifa and Tim Pollard Don’t miss this opportunity to meet the candidates in person, hear their platforms, ask questions, and sign nominating petitions. All while enjoying Native’s tasty wings, salads and sandwiches. If you have questions or would like to be added to our mailing list, please contact Bob Schuster at DobsonRanchGOP@gmail.com.
Dobson Ranch Democrats and Friends Club By Debra Dupée, MBA Vice President, Executive Board Member
Please Attend Our Open Meetings! WHEN: Wednesday, April 11, 2018 6pm – 6:30 networking; 6:30 – 8pm meeting & program WHERE: La Famiglia Restaurant 1859 W. Guadalupe Rd., Mesa 85202 (SE corner plaza with Dobson Rd. Light refreshments provided. Cash bar.) Meeting Speakers: Deedra Abboud, Candidate (D), U.S. Senate is a Phoenix-based attorney and founder of the leadership-consulting firm, the Global Institute of Solution Oriented Leadership. She is highly respected for her community leadership and advocacy and has used her Senate campaign to give a voice to the vulnerable, to champion civil rights, and to represent all Arizonans. • Traveling around the state of Arizona and talking to the people has given Deedra a unique perspective on what challenges Arizonans face, and what makes this state uniquely strong and beautiful. Deedra is a recipient of the Martin Luther King Jr. Diversity Award in Tempe and the Martin Luther King Jr. Award presented by the Human Relations Commission in Phoenix. (Source: Deedra’s Office) Zarinah Nadir, Esq. is an LD18 PC. She is also an American-Islam speaker, along with her mother, Dr. Aneesah Nadir. They are not candidates. Zarinah is an Arizona attorney, a former public defender, and a longtime community activist particularly concerned with youth and women’s empowerment. She’s the Secretary of the Islamic Social Services Association-USA, a national non-profit addressing the need for Muslim sensitive social services and co-founder of Al-Mu’minah, which instills activism and leadership skills in young Muslim women. • Her research interests focus on marital and inheritance rights in Islam and their enforceability in the U.S. Zarinah is also a social entrepreneur and focuses on access to justice for Americans and Canadians through LegalShield. Dr. Aneesah Nadir, Ph.D., Zarinah’s Mother, is the founder and CEO of Dr. Aneesah Nadir & Associates. A social worker, she is also a social justice advocate, author, speaker, consultant and marriage and family life educator. She also co-. founded Al-Mu’minah, along with Zarinah. • She is a retired Arizona State University Social Work professor. She has also been a regular faculty member of Hesychia School of Spiritual Direction at the Redemptorist Renewal Center in Tucson, AZ. (Source: Both Nadir’s: Zarinah’s Office) Questions: George Tihanyi, (480) 792-6746 or Debra Dupée, (480) 292-9522 Like us: https://www.facebook.com/DobsonRanchDemocrats/; http://www.meetup.com/LD18-Dems/ 20 THE DOBSON ASSOCIATION 24
Garden Club By Donna Chapman
Have you heard about tower gardens? They are an efficient way to grow 20-28 plants in 2.5 square feet, even on a balcony. They are easy to assemble and there is no weeding, tilling and no green thumb needed. To learn all about tower gardens, come to the Tuesday, April 3 Garden Club meeting at 7:00 p.m. at La Casita. Kerrie L. Davis, health agent with the Juice Plus+ Company, will explain how to grow a healthy tower garden. Kerrie says: “As a busy corporate executive for 25 years, I realized that I wanted to say YES to more. After reclaiming my health in 2010, the desire to design my life became more important than working a 60-hour-a-week job. I launched my wellness and I am passionate in improving the health of our families through whole food nutrition, flooding our bodies with plant-based nutrients and the tower gardens are a very big part of that. I love my kids: my daughter Michelle, Granddaughter Piper and Grandson Gunmar, my son Donnie and about 200 “extra kids” around the nation that have called my home theirs. I am truly blessed.” Make plans to come to the April 3 meeting. All Ranch residents and their guests are welcome.
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In the Community
Programs at Dobson Ranch Library March/April 2018
Counting Coup Reading with Kelli Donley 3/17/2018 11:30 AM Dobson Ranch Branch Kelli Donley has come back to her childhood library to release her latest book Counting Coup. Enjoy a reading from the book followed by time to talk with the author herself.
Exercise Your Brain and Learn to Code 3/26/2018 6:00 PM Dobson Ranch Branch Learning to code isn’t as hard as you think. Using puzzles and games, you’ll learn the basics of different coding languages and be able to show off what you’ve created to family and friends.
Local Author of the Month 3/17/2018 1:00 PM Dobson Ranch Branch Kelli Donley-Williams is our Local Author of the Month for March. Her books are: Under the Same Moon, Basket Baby and Counting Coup (soon to be published).A different author will be featured each month and will appear at each location during the month unless otherwise stated.
Preschool Storytime 3/20/2018 3/27/18 4/2/2018 4/9/2018 10:30 AM Dobson Ranch Branch Join us for songs, stories, words, letters, numbers, and general silliness in this kindergarten readiness storytime.
Photography Contest Exhibit (Teen Entries) 3/17/2018 3:00 PM Dobson Ranch Branch Zoom on over to this exhibit and vote for your favorite photos submitted to our Amateur Photo Contest. Cast your votes for the best teen entry in both the Mesa Views and the Different Perspective categories in order to help us determine our semi-finalists. Baby Lapsit 3/20/2018 3/27/18 4/2/2018 4/9/2018 9:30 AM Dobson Ranch Branch Baby Lapsit introduces the rhythm and beauty of language to babies ages birth to 16 months. Preschool Storytime Presents: Artful Tales with the i.d.e.a. Museum 3/20/2018 10:30 AM Dobson Ranch Branch Please join us for this special Preschool Storytime for geared for children ages 3-5 years. Special guest from the i.d.e.a. Museum will present a Sonoran Safari Story and craft. Writer in Residence Consultation Hours 3/20/2018 5:30 PM Dobson Ranch Branch From February to April, the Mesa Public Library is hosting fiction author and writing coach Deena Reemiel as its very own Writer in Residence. Deena will use the library as her workspace and hold one-on-one consultation hours to help aspiring authors fine-tune their work. To book your appointment, visit our sign-up form. This program is supported by the Arizona State Library, a division of the Secretary of State, with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Android Basics 3/20/2018 6:00 PM Dobson Ranch Branch Using an Android tablet, Kindle Fire, or smartphone, discover how to change settings, move icons, put your machine to sleep or turn it off, and connect to Wifi. Participants may bring their own Android device or use one of our 5 tablets, on a first-come, first-served basis, for class use. Young and Restless: A Storytime for Little Movers 3/21/2018 3/28/2018 4/4/2018 4/11/2018 9:30 AM Dobson Ranch Branch Is your new walker on the go? Is he or she too busy exploring to sit for a lap bounce or a complete story book? Join us for a dynamic 30 minutes filled with early literacy activities chosen especially for toddlers who just need to move! Ages 12-24 months. The HOTspot Digital Help Desk 3/21/2018 3/28/2018 4/4/2018 4/11/2018 2:00 PM Dobson Ranch Branch Want to learn how to download ebooks, movies, music, magazines, and more to your laptop, tablet, or e-reader? Stop by the HOTspot table at the Dobson Library! Toddlertime 3/22/2018 4/5/2018 4/12/2018 10:30 AM Dobson Ranch Branch Toddlertime incorporates stories, music, and movement for children ages 16-36 months. Mesa Code Club 3/22/2018 4/5/2018 4/12/2018 4:00 PM Dobson Ranch Branch 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. Absolute beginners are most welcome! Come have fun with us while you gain awesome skills. Grades 3-6. LEGO Club 3/24/2018 1:30 PM Dobson Ranch Branch Come explore your creative side at the library with LEGO. Children can either follow a monthly theme or build from their imaginations. LEGO and DUPLO blocks will be provided. Technology Drop-in Learning for New Users 3/24/2018 3:00 PM Dobson Ranch Branch Get your questions about using a computer, the internet, and email answered in an informal setting. 22 THE DOBSON ASSOCIATION 26
Writer in Residence Consultation Hours 3/27/2018 5:30 PM Dobson Ranch Branch From February to April, the Mesa Public Library is hosting fiction author and writing coach Deena Reemiel as its very own Writer in Residence. Deena will use the library as her workspace and hold one-on-one consultation hours to help aspiring authors fine-tune their work. To book your appointment, visit our sign-up form. This program is supported by the Arizona State Library, a division of the Secretary of State, with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Imagination Lab- Make Pet Toys for Rescue Animals 4/3/2018 4:00 PM Dobson Ranch Branch Where can a book take you? Each month, we will explore the path between reading and adventure. This month, join us in making pet toys for rescue cats and dogs! All creations will be donated to our local pet rescue. Ages 5-10 years. Writer in Residence Consultation Hours 4/3/2018 5:30 PM Dobson Ranch Branch From February to April, the Mesa Public Library is hosting fiction author and writing coach Deena Reemiel as its very own Writer in Residence. Deena will use the library as her workspace and hold one-on-one consultation hours to help aspiring authors fine-tune their work. To book your appointment, visit our sign-up form. This program is supported by the Arizona State Library, a division of the Secretary of State, with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Messy with Ms. Jessi: Arts and Crafts Hour 4/7/2018 1:00 PM Dobson Ranch Branch Let your creative side soar and leave with an objet d’art that you created. We will mix things up with fun activities and games, so bring a friend or loved one and let’s get artsy and loud at the library! Writer in Residence Consultation Hours 4/10/2018 5:30 PM Dobson Ranch Branch From February to April, the Mesa Public Library is hosting fiction author and writing coach Deena Reemiel as its very own Writer in Residence. Deena will use the library as her workspace and hold one-on-one consultation hours to help aspiring authors fine-tune their work. To book your appointment, visit our sign-up form. This program is supported by the Arizona State Library, a division of the Secretary of State, with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Technology Drop-In Learning for New Users 4/10/2018 6:00 PM Dobson Ranch Branch Get your questions about using a computer, the internet, and email answered in an informal setting. Cookies, Coffee, and Crayons 4/11/2018 4:00 PM Dobson Ranch Branch Please join us for an hour of cookies, coffee and coloring. This intergenerational program invites kids and their favorite grownup or two for some screen-free time together coloring and connecting. No registration necessary. Supplies will be provided, but bringing your own supplies is welcome. Fiction Folks 4/12/2018 2:00 PM Dobson Ranch Branch April’s discussion book is The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See. East Valley Children’s Theater Bravo Troupe 4/12/2018 6:00 PM Dobson Ranch Branch Enjoy a medley of songs from classic and contemporary Broadway musicals performed by the East Valley Children’s Theater Bravo Troupe.
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Please note upcoming events: • March 12-16 – SPRING BREAK • March 21st – Spring Book Fair kicks off • March 22nd – Math & Science Night/Evening Book Fair • March 28th – Last day of Book Fair • March 30 – No School – Spring Holiday • April 3rd – Final Battle of the Books! • April 11th – Early Release at 11:45am – Prof. Development COLLECTING BOX TOPS We are always collecting Box Tops! If you have any you would like to donate, please send them to school with your child or drop them off in the front office! If you collect Box Tops but have no one to donate them to, we would be so appreciative of your donation!! Follow us on Facebook to find out the latest news! Please visit our website at www.mpsaz. org/washington to learn more about our school!
Toxic People Food By Camille Coyle Hospital Manager and Veterinary Technician at Dobson Ranch Animal Hospital
We all know at least one food that we should not feed to our pet dog or cat, like grapes and chocolate but there may be some common foods that we don’t know about. Being aware of what is safe for our pets to ingest will have you prepared for when you’re in the kitchen cooking and your fur-kid is helping with any needed floor clean up! Here are just a few examples: • Nuts: Common household nuts like almond, walnut and pecans have high levels of oil and fats, which may lead to vomiting, diarrhea and pancreatitis in severe cases. • Milk and Dairy: Pet’s digestive systems are not equipped to properly digest milk and other dairy-based products. Ingestion can lead to diarrhea or other digestive upset. • Onions, chives and garlic: Can cause gastrointestinal irritation and may lead to red blood cell damage • Xylitol: a sweetener in many products including gum, candy, baked goods and toothpaste. Can cause an unstable insulin response within a pet’s body and or lead to liver failure. If you suspect your pet has ingested any potential toxin, contact your local veterinarian or Animal Poison Control Center.
spark! Mesa’s Festival of Creativity Mesa Arts Center March 17, noon-11 p.m. & March 18, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. FREE spark! Mesa’s Festival of Creativity is a family-friendly, immersive festival of arts experiences. The theme of the 2018 event is Art in Motion. The free festival is presented by and at Mesa Arts Center over two days, Saturday, March 17, noon-11 p.m., and Sunday, March 18, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and will feature an exhibition of 16 art cars, multiple hot rods, lowriders and motorcycles, and interactive arts experiences for people of all ages. spark! celebrates the imaginative spark in all of us, by showcasing both local and visiting artists and performers and inviting festival attendees to explore and enjoy live music, aerial dance performances, hands-on experiences, live art-making, installations, demonstrations, a variety of foods, a beer, wine and cocktail area and more.
Mesa Community College Performing Arts Little Women – the Musical March 30 – April 7, 2018 at MCC Performing Arts Center Based on Louisa May Alcott’s life, Little Women follows the adventures of sisters, Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy March. Jo is trying to sell her stories for publication, but the publishers are not interested – her friend, Professor Bhaer, tells her that she has to do better and write more from herself. Begrudgingly taking this advice, Jo weaves the story of herself and her sisters and their experience growing up in Civil War America. Prices: General Public: $18, Staff/Alumni/Military: $15, Students/Seniors (55+): $12 Spring Dance Production – It’s About Time April 12 – April 13 at MCC Performing Arts Center Featuring a variety of Dance styles with guest choreographers showcasing the talent of the dance groups. With MCC Dance Company, On Tap and Popel. Prices: General Public - $15.00, Alumni, Military & Staff $12.00, Students & Seniors - $9.00 and Children (ages 8 and under) - $7.00 Spring Dance Scholarship Showcase April 14, 2018 at MCC Performing Arts Center Featuring choreography from graduating students in the Associate of Arts, Dance degree; Artists of Promise participants and local talent. MPJE Jazz Concert April 17, 2018 at MCC Performing Arts Center The MPJE Group is made up of music instructors and performers from around the valley under the direction of the talented pianist and keyboardist Emmy Award winner Nick Manson. If you are a fan of Big Band Jazz than you don’t want to miss this. Prices: General Public - $8.00, Staff/Seniors/Military - $7.00 and Students - $6.00 Jazz Ensemble Concert April 18, 2018 at MCC Performing Arts Center Started in the late-1960s by legendary educator, Grant Wolf, the Mesa Community College Jazz Band has left a long wake of continued success and has set the standard for jazz ensembles in Arizona. The band has performed all over the country at various festivals and concerts. Its alum range from studio musicians, composers, film-scores, jazz stars, and music educators who are currently active all over the country. Now under the direction of MCC alum, Paul Brewer, the MCC Jazz Band has a new home in the Performing Arts Center and continues to promote jazz at a high level throughout the Valley. Prices: Genera; Public - $8.00, Staff/Seniors/Military - $7.00 and Students - $6.00 Visit https://www.mesacc.edu/arts/events/music for more information and upcoming events The MCC Performing Arts Center is located off of Longmore Rd, at 1520 S. Longmore Rd. Mesa AZ 85202. THE DOBSON ASSOCIATION 23 27
To place an ad call 480-831-8314. PET CARE DIRTY DOG HOUSE – Mobile Dog Wash and Grooming. We come to you! 480-809-0159. Ranch Resident. POOL CARE POOL SERVICE & REPAIR – Repairs filter, pumps, kool deck, tile. Oscar 480-238-0545. 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 480369-5182
MASTER ELECTRICIAN – Roger Heaster. 22 years in the valley. Not a licensed contractor. 602-732-8877.
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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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TIME TO PAINT YOUR HOUSE? – Cardinal Painting Company. Interior/Exterior. One room to complete house. Licensed, Bonded, Insured. ROC #240973. Fast, Free Estimates. 480-294-3744. EPOXY GARAGE FLOORS. Great prices. Quality workmanship. Call Tom Blevins 602-882-1230 (Dobson Ranch resident) Not a licensed contractor LAWN CARE
BRASSBERRYS PAINTING - ROC#107686. 35 years local experience. 480-892-0463
LANDSCAPE IRRIGATION PROBLEMS – Call Art 480-7108738
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.
LANDSCAPING & IRRIGATION SERVICES – New clients welcome! – 480-710-8738.
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. HOME IMPROVEMENTS COOLING OR HEATING CHECK-UP – $18.95. MAZON’S AC and HEATING. 480-966-7794 or 602-579-1012. 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 480-895-5858 Licensed, Bonded, Insured ROC204797 www.cureallplumbing.com. 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 480-603-8813. Project pictures and customer references at www.englishbuilding. net. Licensed-Bonded-Insured-ROC189470-BBB. PLUMBING SERVICE – Complete plumbing repairs and service. Free water heater inspection. 480-966-7794 or 602-579-1012. MAZON’S PLUMBING. Licensed and bonded. ROC #C37-212482.
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$80/MONTH-COMPLETE LAWN SERVICE - Owner is a Dobson Ranch resident. Licensed, Bonded and Insured ROC281191 www.kjelandscape.com 480-586-8445. SPRINKLER REPAIR – Working in Dobson Ranch since 1981. Scarecrow Sprinkler Repair. Frank 602-690-4767. AZ HOME & LANDSCAPE SERVICES – Complete home and landscaping services including installation, maintenance, tree trimming, yard clean up, hauling, sprinkler installation and repair, pavers, handyman and more. Reliable, licensed and insured. Smartscape certified. References. Dobson Ranch resident. Free Estimate. 480-200-9598. HAULING – IT’S GOT TO GO! From one thing to the whole thing! Landscape and remodeling debris, trash, furniture, appliances, overstuffed garage, residential and commercial property clean outs, etc. Environmentally responsible disposal, including, recycle and charitable donation. Dobson Ranch resident. Free Estimate. 480-200-9598 MISCELLANEOUS AVON AT THE RANCH – Pauline Perez 602-619-4283. Independent Sales Representative. www.youravon.com/ pperez1146
TUTORING - I am Lukas, a Honors/AP freshman at Brophy. I am offering tutoring through Skype or in person for beginner/intermediate chess and math through Precalculus. Prices are highly negotiable, and all ages are fine. Email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call and leave a message at (650) 241-5648. Thanks! 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 480268-5867 or email@example.com 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 480686-7868. Thanks! TEEN DOGSITTING SERVICE – We accept child friendly dogs for only $10 per dog per day. For more information call Destinee at 602-463-1030. SAT/ACT TUTORING - Hi I’m Aimee, a high school rising senior at Tempe Preparatory Academy. I have experience from being a peer tutor at my school and I have gotten a 35 on the ACT and a 1550 on the new SAT. Times and rates are flexible. For more information, email me at cheng.aimee@ gmail.com. We are Carmen and Angelica Villalba, and WE WOULD LOVE TO BABYSIT YOUR CHILD! We are both trained in CPR and certified in babysitting through the Red Cross. We are sophomores at Xavier College Prep, with flexible hours in the month of June. Please call 650-208-7283 for more information. Thanks! RESPONSIBLE BABYSITTER - Hi, my name is Emily, I am 15 years old and a Sophomore at Dobson HS. I’m the fourth of nine children and experienced with all ages including infants. My Mom calls me the, “Baby Whisperer.” I would love to be your weekly date night sitter or summer nanny. I’m also American Red Cross Babysitter/CPR certified. Call or text me to set up an interview! 480-306-6671
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Calendar of Events March/April 2018 MONDAY 12 Fitness in the Park 6 am Laguna Park Spring Break Camp 8 am Saratoga Retiree’s Board Meeting 9 am Grande Room Bridge 12:30 pm Chica Room Yoga for Beginners 5:30 pm Saratoga Budget and Finance 6:30 pm Grande Room
19 Fitness in the Park 6 am Laguna Park Bridge 12:30 pm Chica Room Yoga for Beginners 5:30 pm Saratoga
26 Fitness in the Park 6 am Laguna Park Bridge 12:30 pm Chica Room Yoga for Beginners 5:30 pm Saratoga Waterworks BOD Meeting 6:30 pm Chica Room
TUESDAY 13 Spring Break Camp 8 am Saratoga Fitness in the Park 6 pm Laguna Park Zumba 6:30 pm Grande Room
MARCH 20 Fitness in the Park 6 pm Laguna Park Zumba 6:30 pm Grande Room
27 Fitness in the Park 6 pm Laguna Park Zumba 6:30 pm Grande Room
WEDNESDAY 14 Fitness in the Park 6 am Laguna Park Spring Break Camp 8 am Saratoga 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
21 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
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
15 Spring Break Camp 8 am Saratoga Healing Yoga 8:15 am Grande Room Fitness in the Park 6 pm Laguna Park BOD Meeting 7 pm Grande Room Meet BOD Candidates 6:30 pm
16 Fitness in the Park 6 am Laguna Park Spring Break Camp 8 am Saratoga Bunco 6:30 pm Saratoga
22 Healing Yoga 8:15 am Grande Room Fitness in the Park 6 pm Laguna Park Legante Paseo BOD Meeting
23 Fitness in the Park 6 am Laguna Park Poker 6:30 pm Saratoga
3 Healing Yoga 8:15 am Chica Room Fitness in the Park 6 pm Laguna Park Zumba 6:30 pm Grande Room Garden Club 7 pm Chica Room
9 Fitness in the Park 6 am Laguna Park Retiree’s Board Meeting 9 am Chica Room Yoga for Beginners 5:30 pm Saratoga
10 Healing Yoga 8:15 am Saratoga Food and Refreshments 5:30pm Annual Meeting 7 pm Grande Room Fitness in the Park 6 pm Laguna Park Zumba 6:30 pm Saratoga
16 Fitness in the Park 6 am Laguna Park Bridge 12:30 pm Chica Room Yoga for Beginners 5:30 pm Saratoga
17 Healing Yoga 8:15 am Chica Room Fitness in the Park 6 pm Laguna Park Zumba 6:30 pm Grande Room
Budget and Finance 6:30 pm Grande Room
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4 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
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
18 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
17 Clean Up, Shred, Garage Sale
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25 Sunday 29 Healing Yoga 8:15 am Grande Room Fitness in the Park 6 pm Laguna Park
30 Fitness in the Park 6 am Laguna Park Tween Egg Hunt 7:30 pm Laguna Park
5 Healing Yoga 8:15 am Grande Room Retiree’s Game Day 1 pm Chica Room Fitness in the Park 6 pm Laguna Park
31 Easter Eggstravaganza 10 am Laguna Park
1 Sunday LA CASITA CLOSED – HOLIDAY
APRIL 2 Fitness in the Park 6 am Laguna Park Retiree’s General Meeting 8 am Grande Room Bridge 12:30 pm Chica Room Yoga for Beginners 5:30 pm Saratoga Water Management 5:30 pm Chica Room
6 Fitness in the Park 6 am Laguna Park Master Planning Committee 1:30 pm Chica Room
7 Spring Expo/Pancake Breakfast 8 am Grande Room
8 Sunday 12 Healing Yoga 8:15 am Grande Room Fitness in the Park 6 pm Laguna Park
13 Fitness in the Park 6 am Laguna Park BYOB 6:30 pm Grande Room
15 Sunday 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 Garden Tea 9:30 am Grande Room
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