Motherhood and Art- A Winning Combination by pengxiang


									                                                                                                                            May 2010

                                                                                                                               Happy Mother's Day

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                                                                                                      Three Reasons
                                                                                                      To Love Desert-
 Inside This
    Issue                                                                                             Landscaping
                                                                                                      from The Coachella Valley Water District

                                                                                                      For the average Coachella Valley family,
                                                                                                      70 to 80 percent of the water is used
                                                                                                      outside the home. Using conservation
                                                                                                      techniques associated with landscaping is
 An Honor Well
                  Motherhood and Art-
                                                                                                      one of the most significant steps you can
   Deserved                                                                                           take to reduce water use. The Coachella
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                                                                                                      Valley Water District supports a smarter,

                  A Winning Combination                                                               more efficient use of water regardless of
                                                                                                      your landscape type.
                  by Joy Porrello                                                                          Water wise landscaping techniques
                                                                                                      that save water include: adding decorative
                  When you first meet SCPD resident Pat Rodgers, you see a face with a                rock borders between the curb and grass;
                  broad and welcoming smile and you are instantly charmed. As you look                expanding patios or walking paths;
The “Rag Trade”   around her home, you see vibrant and colorful paintings and creative col-           replacing at least a portion of a grass with
    Page 4        lages, handmade from paper, by a very creative artist-her!                          beautiful, water-efficient plants and trees;
                     But, let’s start at the beginning of this interesting lady’s life journey. Pat   and adjusting watering times monthly to
                  is originally from LaCrosse, Wisconsin. Pat entered the five year nursing           reflect weather changes. Check CVWD’s
                  program at St. Theresa’s College in Minnesota. While there, she met the             irrigation guide for suggested watering
                  love of her life, Jack, who was attending nearby St. Mary’s College. Pat            times. Individual watering times may
                  changed over to the three year program at St. Mary’s and she and Jack               vary based on sprinkler efficiency, soil and
                  soon married. She received her RN and took the state boards when preg-              weather conditions.
                  nant with their first child. Pat always loved children and had aimed to be               Here are three reasons to love desert-
They Were There   a pediatric nurse, but her family grew rapidly-nine children in 10 years!           friendly landscaping:
    Page 6        She jokes that her closet held only maternity clothes for many years! Pat
                                                                                                      1. Desert plants use less water
                  worked the 3 to 11 p.m. shift as a hospital nurse while her children were
                                                                                                      If you want to do your part to conserve
                  small. She always had an interest in art, always dabbled in painting, but
                                                                                                      water, desert landscaping-through water-
                  there was little time to pursue her art while raising her family.
                                                                                                      efficient trees, shrubs and ground covers
                     Jack’s career in the insurance industry moved them around the country
                                                                                                      -is the single most significant change
                  several times and they eventually landed in Westminster, California. Pat
                                                                                                      you can make. There are hundreds of
                  took a refresher nursing course and worked three days a week in a dialysis
                                                                                                      colorful native and desert-friendly plants
                                                                                                      that don’t require watering every day,
                                                                                                      except in the extreme summer months.
                                         Continued on page 7 with a photo of Pat & her artwork
                                         Pat is shown above with her husband, daughter and sons.
                                                                                                                              Continued on page 5
                               Photos by Photo/Promo Committee. Photo features layout by Susan Kaplan.

2   Faces & Places | May2010
                                                                               Harold and Dee at
                                                                               home in SCPD with
                                                                               his military portrait.   Community News..................... 4
                                                                               Inset-Harold at
                                                                               WWII Memorial            Board Reports .......................... 12
                                                                                                        Management Reports .............. 14

An Honor Well Deserved                                                                                  Committee Reports ................. 18
                                                                                                        EPC Report ............................. 20
by Cindy Rathbun
                                                                                                        Calendar of Events .................. 22
SCPD resident Harold Hanke is a veteran of World War II. He was based in Guam, serv-
                                                                                                        Health & Fitness...................... 24
ing as a Flight Engineer on B29’s out of Tinian Airfield. He has clear recollections of seeing
the Enola Gay parked at their base, cordoned off with barbed wire, keeping that mission                 Support Group Schedule ........ 25
and its crew Top Secret.
                                                                                                        Fitness Schedule....................... 26
  Harold has a fascinating story of his own emergency landing at Tinian with two propel-
lers out and the fuel gauge on empty. “It was not a computing world in those days,” he                  Golf News................................ 27
says. “We used instruments, slide rules, airspeed, ground speed, fuel consumption, winds,               Chartered Club List
and good navigation to plan our destinations.”                                                           & Schedule........................... 28
  It is the memories of these WWII warriors, and their stories, that are so important to the
fabric of our history. It is equally essential to honor the men and women who lived them.               Chartered Club News ............. 30
  There is a remarkable program in some mid-western states that is doing just that. Local               Notes of Appreciation ............. 42
corporations and businesses in Nebraska, Ohio, and Iowa have been sponsoring flights to
take WWII vets to Washington, DC for a full day of celebration and remembrance. Last                    Frequently Called Numbers ....... 43
October, Harold was fortunate to be a participant in a Central Iowa Honor Flight.                       Sunshine Club
  He and his wife Dee drove from their summer home in Atlantic, Iowa to Des Moines.                       Representatives ..................... 43
After check in at their hotel, they were bused to the Prairie Meadows Events Center. The
                                                                                                        Resident Group News ............. 45
side streets of Des Moines were closed. The streets were lined with people, with citizens
cheering and waving flags. “It brought tears to your eyes and a lump to your throat,” says              Operating Hours .................... 47
  They were greeted at the Center by an Honor Guard including Marines, National
Guard, and recently returned military personnel. Festivities continued as 800 veterans and
family members were guests for dinner and a USO show. Each veteran was given a com-
memorative hat, waist-pak, yellow shirt and fleece jacket to wear the next day, to identify
them as guests of the Iowa Honor Flight.

                                                                         Continued on page 44

                                                                                             Resident Profile | May2010                        3
C ommun i t y                                                          N.Y. native advises. “We went primarily to San Francisco
                                                                       and Seattle.” When he got out of school, Harvey went into

                                                                       the Navy for four years. Afterward “I knocked around at
                                                                       various job” and finally landed in the garment business. He
                                                                       did so well his employer, a large dress company, wanted him
                                                                       to be the sales manager for the eleven Western states. Thus
                                                                       he relocated to Reno, NV and was here in the West at the
                                                                       time the California Mart began in Los Angeles. “People
                                                                       from New York, Chicago, Dallas and other cities decided
                                                                       to open showrooms there,” Harvey recalls. “I was one of the
                                                                       first tenants in the building when they were charging rent
                                                                       of 50 cents per square foot.” It was in Califorina that he
                                                                       met his lovely wife, Lois. “She took me to lunch,” Harvey
                                                                       deadpans, “and I told her since you’re so generous, I’ll marry
                                                                            Frank Montiforte declares, “Melanie Griffin was
                                                                       my favorite,” adding “Elizabeth Montgomery and Sally
                                                                       Struthers were great ladies too!” Frank knows whereof he
                                                                       speaks as for over 30 years he owned a ladies dress shop
                                                                       called Mister Frank Fashions for Her on Santa Monica
                                                                       Boulevard in West Hollywood, and provided wardrobe for
                                                                       many top television programs. The shows who used his
                                                                       fashions included “Dynasty,” “Dallas,” “General Hospital,”
SCPD’s garment industry pros: (left to right) - Harvey Burack, Frank
Montiforte, Evie Kreisler, Stuart Marcus and Irving Vigdor.            “Days of Our Lives,” and others. The actresses for these
Absent: Leo J. Schnitzer                                               shows came into his shop themselves, and obviously he got
                                                                       to know many of them. He traveled to France and Italy

The“Rag Trade”                                                         for his fashions at a time when this was not the norm for
                                                                       small venues. Frank is not resting on the laurels of his past
                                                                       career and today he works in real estate and is a theatrical
by Sunny Kreis Collins                                                 producer, “Viagra Falls” among his accomplishments.
                                                                            Many people in Sun City are still active in their careers
The maxim says “ladies first,” so we’ll start with the                 and Leo J. Schnitzer is one of these. “I got into the industry
glamorous Evie Kreisler. “I’ve really been in the fashion              in menswear in 1936 at the height of the depression,”
industry since I was 14 when I was dressing store window               Leo remembers. Later he worked in the ladies wear field
mannequins in New York.” She later had her own store                   after serving in the Air Force. Twenty-two years ago, Leo
in San Diego, then she worked for Broadway Department                  brought his son into the business. “We are manufacturing
Stores and was ultimately offered a position as director of            representatives, and we work at market weeks-I go to
a specialty chain. Many of you know Evie as the talent                 about six a year. My son does most of the work, and I do
behind World of Women’s popular annual Teddy Bear                      the accounting and advertising.” Not bad for a gentleman
Fashion Show luncheon; but in another life she ran a                   of age 91!
successful employment agency, which served the garment                      Irving Vigdor started young in the trade and
industry in Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, New York and                 remembers when he was 23 and on his very first business
Atlanta. When I told Evie she was this article’s lone female,          trip overseas, in Guatemala City. He awoke one morning
she chuckled, “Don’t laugh, I was the lone female. People              there in his hotel room to discover two vultures at the edge
said Evie Kreisler will never come to New York...and I’m               of his bed “wondering if I was their breakfast.” By 1980,
still there! I was the only woman in the country who owned             as chief executive officer, he had built his business into a
a national executive search firm specializing in retailing,            sizable corporation with three different but related textile
wholesale and manufacturing,” Evie recalls. “Now my                    companies. After his retirement in 1986, he started a part-
daughter has taken over the business, and we’ve been going             time teaching career at the Fashion Institute of Technology
strong for thirty-two years.”                                          in New York. Irving is an internationally recognized expert
      Harvey Burack is known here in the desert for his wit            who specializes in international sales, marketing, sourcing,
and was similarly known during his 25 years in the garment             finance and investments of textile products.
industry. “I had a lot of fun on the road,” this Brooklyn,

4      Community News | May2010
                                                                                                             C ommun i t y
     For 40 years Stuart L. Markus was in the ladies garment
industry big time! For 24 of those years, he was the executive
vice-president of The Villager, a division of Jonathan Logan.
He had his own companies for 10 years (Paul Stanley, Glen
Williams and Norman Todd) and ran three companies in
New York for five years. Stuart started when he was a green                     3. Desert plants will save you money
19 years old and recalls, “At Villager we were the first to
make oxford shirts for women that buttoned on the wrong                         If beauty and water conservation do not catch your
side and the first ladies apparel company to have franchise                     attention, maybe the effect on your wallet will. Converting
stores, known as Ladybug.” He can recite at length all the                      an existing grass lawn to desert landscaping will require
many changes that have taken place over recent years and                        some investment, but can result in as much as a 75 percent
bemoans, “All the independent stores went away” but adds,                       savings on your water bill. By converting to a desert-
“it was a great, fabulous business when it was going good.”                     friendly landscape you will not only save on the cost of
                                                                                water, you will also save on maintenance costs such as
                                                                                fertilizer, equipment, overseeding and labor. Other costs
Three Reasons To Love Desert-Friendly                                           that are often overlooked include water damage to home
Landscaping                                                                     wall exteriors, streets and other hardscapes.
Continued from cover                                                                 Need a little guidance? Lush & Efficient Landscape
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A water-efficient yard does not have to be a single cactus
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surrounded by colored pebbles. Today’s water-efficient
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garden is lush, colorful and beautiful. To see examples
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                                                                                                Community News | May2010                                   5
C ommun i t y                                                   government to proclaim Dec. 7 as National Pearl Harbor

                                                                Remembrance Day.
                                                                     The members promoted the USS Arizona Memorial
                                                                and the Remembrance Garden in Oahu and continue to
                                                                provide guides for the tours of the USS Arizona Memorial
                                                                site there. There are now memorials at every Military
                                                                Academy in the United States.
                                                                     Every Veterans Day, one can see them proudly
                                                                marching in the Veterans Day Parade, wearing their
                                                                indicative uniforms of Hawaiian shirts, white trousers,
                                                                and their official Wheeler Air Force Base cap. Our local
                                                                group marches on Palm Canyon Drive every Veterans
                                                                     The most important thing the PHSA continues to do
                                                                is to draw people and their different ideologies together
                                                                in a cohesive membership. Members may disagree
                                                                politically, but love of country is first and foremost in
                                                                their creed to Keep America Alert as they remember the
                                                                day and the lessons learned from Dec. 7, 1941.
They Were There                                                      Jim tells his view of the lessons that can be learned
                                                                from looking back on those days in Pearl Harbor, as he
                                                                lives today very much in the present.
by Katy Kane
                                                                     For instance, at the time of Pearl Harbor, it looked
                                                                like places such as Manzanar were a good idea.
Sixty-eight and a half years ago, “The Day That Will
                                                                     In retrospect, Jim thinks that this was a mistaken
Live in Infamy” occurred in Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7, 1941.
                                                                overreaction, and reparations didn’t cover the loss of
Thousands of people were there and many lost their lives.
                                                                freedom that America stands for. Nor, he believes, do we
     This is the story of the survivors of that day and their
                                                                belong in Iraq or Afghanistan.
formation of the nation-wide Pearl Harbor Survivors
                                                                     Jim believes in growth: Just look at the hibiscus tree
                                                                and the Hong Kong orchid tree that grow in his self-
     The official beginning of the Pearl Harbor Survivors
                                                                created patio. And he believes in life. At age 90, he still
Association was in 1962 in Long Beach, CA. There were
                                                                bowls, carrying an average of 145; he belongs to the men’s
over 1,000 potential members from all over the United
                                                                putters and shot 47 as his all-time low. And he is dating!
States united in a single purpose-to create a constitution
                                                                     Now, as the number of survivors dwindles because of
and a charter to incorporate under the laws of the State of
                                                                the passage of time, it is fortunate that the organization
California. The National Insignia, PHSA, Inc. was then
                                                                also started a Sons and Daughters of Survivors group to
registered in Washington, D.C.
                                                                keep the memories from fading.
     Pictured above are eight local members of Chapter
                                                                     On Dec. 7, 2010, about 300 survivors, including
21. (Third from the left is Sun City resident Jim Donis,
                                                                Jim Donis and his daughter, will convene in Honolulu,
vice-president.) These life members of that association are
                                                                Hawaii to celebrate the 69th anniversary of that “Day of
now in their late 80’s and early 90’s.
                                                                Infamy” that changed the world.
     Jim had enlisted in the air force in 1940 and had been
stationed at Wheeler Field in Pearl Harbor that fateful
Dec. 7. He was an air mechanic helping to keep fit the
P-40’s and P-36’s based there. After Dec. 7, there were
no more aircraft to keep fit, and Jim used his mechanical
ability to become a projectionist. He then traveled all
over the island showing movies and lifting morale for
those still surviving there.
     What do the members of the PHDSA do? The
association was instrumental in persuading the

6 Community News | May2010
                                                                                     C ommun i t y

Teddy Bears, Fashions
& Fun
by Julie Poe

A teddy bear can be a friend, a playmate and a comfort to
a child in crisis. Cuddling a teddy bear can give a feeling
of security to a child in need.                               Motherhood and Art-A Winning Combination
    That is exactly why World of Women members and            Continued from cover
their guests donated over 8oo teddy bears at WOW’s
annual fashion show and luncheon held March 15 at the            When her youngest entered kindergarten, Pat finally had the
Renaissance Esmeralda Resort in Indian Wells.                 opportunity to pursue her love of art and entered Golden West
    “A Flair for Fashion” was the theme. The gathering        College in Huntington Beach. She went on to California State
of 400 members and guests was treated to a delicious          University Long Beach and graduated with a Bachelors in Fine
three course luncheon and fashions from Draper’s and          Arts at age 40-plus.
Damon’s, Coldwater Creek, City Lites and Caroldean               She worked for a while in a paper making studio in Santa
Resale Therapy.                                               Ana with four other artists and loved it, learning so much. She
                                                              then made the decision to do what she loved most-keep on
    Fashion Show Producer Evie Kriesler, Co-Producer
                                                              with her painting.
Beverly Sheldon, all the WOW member models, the
                                                                 Pat is varied in her painting. She does abstracts, collages,
backstage helpers and the entire WOW board did a great
                                                              impressionistic styles, figures and nudes. She did a series of
job in making this event a success and deserve a special      life-size chairs and is now doing dress forms and dresses. Her
thank you!                                                    medium is mainly acrylics. She describes art as the placement
    The veritable mountain of teddy bears was donated to      of shapes using colors, lines, darkness and light. Her work
three charities—Catholic Charities Outreach Program in        is full of vivid and vibrant colors. Pat has two galleries that
Mecca, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) and           represent her, one local and one in Laguna Beach. She paints
Morning Star Program of Visiting Nurses Association.          all the time in her garage studio. She continues to learn by
    Just think of the hundreds of smiles that will light up   attending workshops, both in a classroom with a teacher and
the faces of these children because of WOW’s generosity!      also with a group of artists who “meet and critique.”
    As spectacular as this event was, WOW board                  Pat and Jack moved to the desert to Bermuda Dunes about
members are already looking forward to making 2011’s          20 years ago and came to Sun City six years ago. She calls our
fashion show even bigger and better!                          community “the perfect place.” Yes, it’s the perfect place for a
                                                              woman who raised a wonderful family and is now a wonderful
More photos from this event on page 8.                        artist!

                                                               Pass the Popcorn can be found on page 44 this month.

                                                                         Community News | May2010                         7
Sun City Scenes

 8   Photo Feature | May2010   Photos and photo pages layout by Photo/Promo Committee.
             Sun City Scenes

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Sun City Scenes

10   Photo Feature | May2010   Photos and photo pages layout by Photo/Promo Committee.
             Sun City Scenes

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                              Board of Directors’
                                                                                                                     from the
                              Meeting Report
 2009–10 Board of Directors   Summary of Actions Taken by the Board of Directors

              Bill            The complete approved minutes of the Board of authorize the purchase of forty-six (46) 72” diameter
                              Directors’ Meetings are located in the Library and on banquet folding tables and twenty (20) 36”x 36” square
             Murphy           the SCPDCA website.                                     card tables from American Hotel Register Co. for
               President                                                              $18,619.53, to be paid from reserves. The motion was
                              April 6, 2010 Board Meeting                             seconded by David Novick. As all were in favor, the
                                                                                      motion carried unanimously.
                              10-04-101 - Motion - David Novick moved to
                                                                                      10-04-110 - Motion - Anne Leach moved to Authorize
                              appoint Lifestyle Enhancement Committee member
                                                                                      Guralnick & Gilliland, LLP, as the Association’s attor-
                              Ron McCreary as Vice-Chairman to the Main and
               Don            Subcommittees for the rest of the term ending June 30,
                                                                                      ney and agent, to execute and record assessment liens
                                                                                      on the properties as noted pursuant to the Association’s
               Hein           2010. The motion was seconded by Carolyn Einung.
                                                                                      Collection Policy. The motion was seconded by John
             Vice-President   As all were in favor, the motion carried unanimously.
                                                                                      Willacker. As all were in favor, the motion carried
                              10-04-102 - Motion - Anne Leach moved to appoint unanimously.
                              Jim Campbell as member of the Food and Beverage
                                                                                      10-04-111 - Motion - Carolyn Einung moved to
                              Committee. The motion was seconded by John
                                                                                      authorize the execution of a three-year lease with Papa
                              Willacker. As all were in favor, the motion carried
                                                                                      Dan’s. The motion was seconded by David Novick. As
             Carolyn                                                                  all were in favor, the motion carried unanimously.
                              10-04-103 - Motion - David Novick moved to
             Einung           accept the Lifestyle Enhancement Committee request
                                                                                      10-04-112 - Motion - David Novick moved to
               Secretary                                                              approve the Minnesota Memories and Friends as a
                              to appoint one new LEC Subcommittee member:
                                                                                      Chartered Club. The motion was seconded by Carolyn
                              Leonard Silver. The motion was seconded by Carolyn
                                                                                      Einung. As all were in favor, the motion carried unani-
                              Einung. As all were in favor, the motion carried unani-
                                                                                      10-04-113 - Motion - John Willacker moved to
                              10-04-104 - Motion - Don Hein moved to approve
               Anne           the revised bylaws to the SCPD Lady Putters Chartered
                                                                                      authorize the resurfacing of the Mountain View parking
                                                                                      lot and asphalt maintenance for Del Webb Boulevard
               Leach          Club. The motion was seconded by Carolyn Einung.
                                                                                      and other Association parking lots by J.B. Bostick for
               Treasurer      As all were in favor, the motion carried unanimously.
                                                                                      an estimated amount of $716,030, to be paid from
                              10-04-105 - Motion - Carolyn Einung moved to reserves. The motion was seconded by David Novick.
                              approve the revised bylaws to the Food & Wine As all were in favor, the motion carried unanimously.
                              Connoisseurs Chartered Club. The motion was sec-
                                                                                      10-04-114 - Motion - David Novick moved to autho-
                              onded by John Willacker. As all were in favor, the
                                                                                      rize the purchase of Boulevards’ Restaurant patio tables
              Larry           motion carried unanimously.
                                                                                      and chairs from American Hotel Register Company for
             Holbrook         10-04-106 - Motion - Anne Leach moved to autho- $ 5,284.71, to be paid from reserves. The motion was
                              rize the purchase of one (1) Landpride Overseeder from seconded by Carolyn Einung. As all were in favor, the
                Member        Torrence Farm Implements for $9,782.06, a capital motion carried unanimously.
                              expenditure. The motion was seconded by Don Hein.
                                                                                      10-04-115 - Motion - Anne Leach moved to autho-
                              As all were in favor, the motion carried unanimously.
                                                                                      rize the replacement of two cross trainers (one each
                              10-04-107 - Motion - Carolyn Einung moved to at Mountain View and Lakeview) for $11,434, to
                              authorize the purchase of the golf course and common be paid from reserves. The motion was seconded by
              David           area maintenance equipment as noted for $40,237.90, David Novick. As all were in favor, the motion carried
              Novick          to be paid from the reserves.                           unanimously.
               Member         10-04-108 - Motion - Anne Leach moved to autho-
                                                                                      OLD BUSINESS
                              rize the execution of a contract with Automated
                              Aquatics for pool cleaning services through June 30, Motion - David Novick moved to approve the revised
                              2011. The total cost of services pursuant to the con- Rules and Regulations, General Rules Section II.A
                              tract is $79,560 (14 months) and will be charged to relating to Conduct Code. The motion was seconded
             John             operations as incurred. The motion was seconded by by John Willacker. As all were in favor, the motion
            Willacker         Don Hein. As all were in favor, the motion carried carried unanimously. Motion - Don Hein moved to
                              unanimously.                                            oppose the open house listing agreement and informa-
               Member                                                                 tion. The motion was seconded by Anne Leach. As all
                              10-04-109 - Motion - Carolyn Einung moved to
                                                                                      were in favor, the motion carried unanimously.

12 12 Board Reports | May2010
                                                                                                                   2009–10 District
 From the Delegate Council                                          by Bobbi Hoffman,
                                                                    Delegate Council Chairperson                     Delegates &
Elections are over and the Delegate Council begins a new year. Sadly we said good bye to a                                District 1 Delegate
few of our ranks: Chuck Hillman and Richard Petroff, District 2; Ed Coleman, District 6;                                  Marvin Markowitz
Inez Calley, District 7; Morris Applebaum, District 9; Howard Reese and Paul Christoffersen,                           Alternate: Lenore Leon
District 11, Tom Proctor and Marc Kashinsky, District 13; and Lucille Gross, District 14.                                 District 2 Delegate
Thank you to all of you for taking the time to serve your community. A special thank you to                                 Chuck Hillman
Howard who served as Chair and Vice Chair and Paul who served as Secretary of the Council.                             Alternate: Richard Petroff
The Council officers elected for the coming year are Bobbi Hoffman, Chair, Steve Bailey, Vice                  
                                                                                                                          District 3 Delegate
Chair and Gary Schwertly, Secretary.                                                                                        Kenneth Elder
     At this writing, there are still a few openings for delegate and alternate in some districts.                    Alternate: Marilyn Frank
If yours is one of those districts, think about volunteering for the opening. It really isn’t that               
                                                                                                                          District 4 Delegate
much work. While the pay is not the greatest (none) the rewards are big. You get to work with                               Larry Levenson
a great group of people, become involved in your community and become acquainted with a                              Alternate: Barrie Dorfman
large number of people in your district you would never have known. Think about it, if not                    
this year then next year!                                                                                                 District 5 Delegate
                                                                                                                            Harvey Goldstein
                                                                                                                      Alternate: Dorothea Olshane
                                                                                                                          District 6 Delegate

       Now Available                                     Sun City Post Office                                               Howard Leitner
                                                                                                                       Alternate: Ed Coleman
                                                           & Postal Center                                                District 7 Delegate
    In your Business & Postal                                                                                                Frank Calley
  Center located at Mountain
                                                         What’s Happening?                                              Alternate: Inez Calley
        View Clubhouse                        Hours of operation- Monday-Friday 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
                                                                                                                          District 8 Delegate
                                                                                                                            Grace Hutchings
                                                                                                                     Alternate: Kent McDonald

                                              Hello everyone, and happy Spring! I wanted to take a        
                                              minute to let everyone know that you never have to                          District 9 Delegate

                                              leave the property to take care of any of your postal                          Steven Bailey
                                              and shipping needs.                                                  Alternate: Morris Applebaum
                                                  Here in Sun City, your Post Office handles nearly          
                                                                                                                         District 10 Delegate
                                              all of the postal transactions that you would receive
   To schedule your appoint-                  at a normal Post Office, and we can also take care of
                                                                                                                             Jerry Hatcher
                                                                                                                        Alternate: Stan Bossuk
   ment for Notary Services,                  your other shipping needs as well, as we have full UPS            
                                              and FedEx shipping alternatives available. We are a                        District 11 Delegate
please call the Postal Center at              contracted unit of the United States Postal Service,                           Howard Reese
                                                                                                                     Alternate: Paul Christoffersen
 760-200-2236. Appointments                   and, as such, we will never charge anything above and              
                                              beyond what you would normally pay at an outside
         booked between                       Post Office. The same holds true for UPS and FedEx,
                                                                                                                         District 12 Delegate
                                                                                                                            Bobbi Hoffman
        11 a.m. – 3 p.m.,                     as we only charge the normal published shipping rates                     Alternate: Frank Riley
                                              for both carriers.                                                 
    Monday through Friday.                                                                                               District 13 Delegate
                                                  Aside from myself, the entire Sun City Post Office
                                                                                                                            Thomas Proctor
                                              staff lives right here in Sun City, so we have a vested                       Alternate: Open
                                              interest in making sure the needs of all residents are
 A charge of $10 per signature                                                                             
                                              taken care of properly and with care…                                      District 14 Delegate
            will apply.                           So, the next time you’re thinking you have to go                            Lynda Dach
                                              off property to have your postal/shipping needs taken                   Alternate: Lucille Grosse
                                              care of, remember us, and we will be glad to take care                     District 15 Delegate
                                              of you!                                                                     Christina Campbell
                                                                                                                        Alternate: Carol Miller
                                            Doug Mead, Postal Supervisor •   Sun City Palm Desert   •   200-2227

                                                                                                    Board Reports | May2010                           13
                                                                                     by Bill Markson
                                                                                     Community Standards Director

                                                                 Sun City Palm Desert Summer Safety
                   Executive                                     The Coachella Valley is renowned for its long hot and dry summer weather. Prepare

                   Update                                        and protect yourself from the sun. Be proactive in reducing your risk of skin cancer
                                                                 and other negative side effects of sun exposure:
                                                                 • Wear sunscreen and lip balm with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 15 or
                   by Sandy Seddon                                   higher. The skin’s ability to repair sun damage declines with age, resulting in an
                   General Manager
                                                                     increased risk of skin cancer.
                                                                 • Wear a broad-brimmed hat and tightly woven clothing as physical protection
We will have a major construction project in process                 from the sun.
this month. At the Board meeting in April, the Board of          • Wear wraparound sunglasses with at least 99 percent UV absorption. Aging
Directors approved a Board Action Item (BAI) to resurface            can cause an increased sensitivity to light, wind, and changes in temperature,
the Mountain View parking lot. The existing parking lot is           resulting in production of excess tears and irritation. Overexposure to sunlight
approximately 20 years old and is in need of the following:          can also increase your risk of developing cataracts.
•   1 ½ inch thick asphalt overlay with fabric interlayer,       Protect yourself from the heat
    spot asphalt repairs and crack seal, curb sandblasting,      Older adults are particularly vulnerable to the negative effects of the summer
    painting and the installation of raised marker dots at       heat. Aging, chronic illness and medications can also contribute to a heightened
    yield bars.                                                  sensitivity to heat. Tactics for combating the ill effects of excessive heat:
•   Sidewalk and ramp construction – Sidewalks are               • Avoid going outside during the hottest times of the day. Plan your outings for
    required in front of certain handicapped parking                  mornings/evenings to avoid exposure to unnecessary risks from mid-day heat.
    places, with properly marked ramps to each clubhouse         • Seek air-conditioned environments. The risks of heat-related illness can be
    building. 370 feet of stem walls, as well as sidewalks            drastically reduced by spending just a few hours a day in air conditioning. If
    with handrails and ramps, will be constructed in the              you don’t have air conditioning in your home, visit cooling centers, libraries,
    tiered banks that separate the parking rows. Twenty-              movie theaters, or indoor shopping malls to get daily relief from excessive heat.
    nine handicap vehicle spaces with the aforementioned         • Take a cool shower or bath, or sponge off with some cool, damp towels.
    construction modifications will replace 30 spaces            • Drink plenty of water. Thirst is an unreliable indicator of dehydration by the
    which are currently non-compliant as the codes have               time your brain signals thirst, your body may already be dehydrating. Also,
    been changed since the original construction. Eleven              seniors are less sensitive to the thirst sensation than younger adults and some
    existing trees will have to be removed for new sidewalk           medications increase the likelihood of dehydration.
    construction or due to asphalt damage. An equal              • Be vigilant to the signs of dehydration: dry mouth, dry eyes, lethargy, and dark
    number of trees will be re-planted elsewhere in the               yellow urine or infrequent urination.
    parking lot.                                                 • Eat cool, healthy foods that energize and aid in hydration. Sandwiches, salads,
                                                                      and fresh fruits and vegetables are ideal.
    The Board, Finance Committee and staff have been             • Wear weather-appropriate clothing breathable, loose-fitting, lightweight
working hard these past few months to prepare the 2010-               clothing and a broad-brimmed hat. The skin's ability to perspire and cool itself
11 Annual Budget. The Budget will be discussed and                    declines with age; compensate for this weakness by adapting your wardrobe
approved at the Board meeting on May 11, 2010 at 2                    with cooler clothing.
p.m. in Speakers Hall. Residents can expect the Pro Forma        • Slow down. Avoid overheating by avoiding overexertion.
Budget and other annual disclosures to be mailed to them         • Watch for the signs of heat stroke and heat exhaustion: confusion or
sometime towards the end of May.                                      hallucinations, headache, weakness, profuse sweating or lack of sweating,
     As the Association gets set to begin a new fiscal year,          fainting, rapid breathing or heart rate, and hot, dry skin. If you see any of
we owe a huge thank you to the Board Members, Delegates,              these signs of heat-related illness, seek medical attention, and take immediate
Committees and resident volunteers for the countless                  measures to cool off by removing excess clothing, sponging with cool towels,
hours they have spent working for the betterment of the               and sipping cool water.
Association. The success of Sun City is attributable to all of
                                                                 Note: If heat stroke or heat exhaustion is suspected, 911 should be called immediately
you and I want you all to know how much we appreciate
                                                                 and then the Community Standards Department should be notified, by calling the
your contributions.
                                                                 Main Gate at 1-760-360-6026.
    I wish you all a Happy Mother’s Day.
                                                                   Here’s to a safe and healthy summer!

     14 Management Reports | May2010
                     Report                                                       Reserve Study
                                                                                  Associations are required to update their Reserve Study every year, with a site
                     through Febraury 2010                                        visit by the reserve specialist required every third year. The 2010-11 reserve
                     by Michael Swift                                             study update was performed without a site inspection and is available in the
                     Finance Director                                             library for resident review, as well as the reserve study updates for each of the
                                                                                  Association’s Neighborhood Cost Centers (NCCs) comprising Districts 14
Results of the Association’s operations through Feb. 28, 2010 are outstanding,    and 15.
with a favorable variance versus budget of $359,131 reported. Additionally, a
favorable year-end variance versus budget of more than $318,000 is projected.     Association Statements via Email
    Many of the factors contributing to the favorable variances have been         A reminder – residents may elect to receive their Association statements via
discussed in previous News & Views Financial Reports and remain largely           e-mail rather than by postal service. By electing this option for statement deliv-
unchanged. Therefore, I’ll depart a bit from the standard format of this report   ery, residents help the Association reduce printing and postage costs. Please
and briefly address a number of other matters.                                    contact the Association’s Finance Department to obtain an enrollment form.
2010 – 2011 Association Budget                                                    Association Financial Statements
Soon after this issue of News & Views is distributed, the Pro Forma Budget        Financial information provided in News & Views and on the Association’s
Summary & Disclosures will be mailed to all residents. This document con-         website is, of course, summary information. The complete monthly finan-
tains important information about the Association’s 2010-11 Operating and         cial statement packet of the Association is available in the library for resident
Capital Expenditures Budgets, including homeowner assessment amounts for          review.
the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2010. It will also include the Association’s
Collection Policy and summary information regarding the Association’s
Replacement Reserve Fund. Please read this information carefully and contact
the Finance Department if you have any questions.

                                                                                            Management Reports | May2010 15
                                                                        Department. Seating times available at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
                  Food & Beverage
                                                                        Adults: $30, Inclusive. Children: Ages 4-12 $18, Inclusive.
                                                                             As mentioned in last month’s issue, Randy and Marilyn
                                                                        of Rodeo Drive now play your favorite tunes twice a month.
                  by Cesar Castellanos                                  Staff has booked alternating Tuesdays with some fabulous new
                  Food & Beverage Catering Manager                      entertainers. All acts are from 4 - 6 p.m. and the cover charge is
                                                                        just $5.
Greetings from Catering Department!                                     Here is the May schedule Tuesday Night Musical Entertainment:
    Our 2nd Annual Cinco de Mayo Fiesta promises to be a fun            May 4              Eric Frankson, a local favorite (Sierra Ballroom)
one! Just $2 tacos and a $3 Frozen Margarita & Beer Special. Don’t      May 11             Randy & Marilyn of Rodeo Drive
miss out on this fun event. No RVSPs needed. Just bring your                               (Sierra Ballroom)
appetite and enjoy the party!                                           May 18             Carter Collins Duo, classical elegance
    Happy Mother’s Day! It’s that time again to plan a nice day                            (Ventana)
for our wonderful mothers. We hope to see you in our SCPDCA             May 25             Randy & Marilyn of Rodeo Drive (Ventana)
Annual “Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet” on Sunday, May 19th.
Chef Juan has put together a beautiful buffet so save your appetite         Looking forward to seeing you soon!
for another amazing spread! Tickets are available at the Events

                  by Jessica Fitch
                  Boulevards Manager

It’s already May and time for Mother’s Day. We will be celebrating
Mother’s Day at Boulevards starting with our Sunday morning
breakfast buffet which we serve every Sunday from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
The buffet includes: scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, breakfast
potatoes, fresh seasonal fruit, pastries, toast, coffee and one glass
of orange juice all for only $8.99.
      We will also be serving chicken and mushroom crepes with a
sun-dried tomato sauce served with fresh seasonal fruit for $9.99
as a lunch special from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. We hope to see you at
Boulevards for Mother’s Day!
      Just as a reminder, only homeowners may charge their
Boulevards bill to their monthly dues. Renters must provide a
$500 deposit in order to charge to their monthly dues. If you are
a renter and would like to put down a deposit, please contact John
Agers in the accounting office at 760-200-2131.
      We thank you for your understanding in this matter.

      Information about the
    Chartered Clubs & Resident
     Groups can now be found
         on Channel 98.

    16      Management Reports | May2010
                                                            Chef Juan’s
                                                            by Juan Bautista
          Open 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
                                                            Executive Chef
         Monday through Friday
       Lunch served 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.        Hello again.
         Dinner served 5 – 8 p.m.              The month of May always brings a warm climate to the Coachella Valley. It also
      Saturday & Sunday 7 – 8 p.m.          brings a warm feeling to my heart to celebrate Mother’s Day. I hope that you can
       Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner            make your way to our fabulous Mother’s Day brunch buffet here at Sun City and
                                            celebrate with your family that special someone that has always been there for us in
                                            the good times and in the not-so-good times.
                                               Our buffet features chef carved roast beef, beautiful display of fire grilled vege-
                                            tables, shrimp cocktail, fresh seasonal sliced fruit and berries, a variety of delicious
                                            homemade salads, salad bar, and all your favorite breakfast meals, like mini-cheese
                                            omelets, Eggs Benedict, crisp bacon and much more.
                  at the                       For those of you that will celebrate your loved one at home, try this great recipe
                                            and make them feel extra special with breakfast in bed. A glass of freshly squeezed
          6 a.m. – 8 p.m. Daily             orange juice and a rose will make it memorable.

              360-3456                      Apple Skillet Pancakes
                                            by Stella Zedman (

                                            Weekends are for waking up to the delightful smells of homemade pancakes and
                                            maple syrup. These apple-flavored flapjacks are quick and easy to bake. Simply pre-
                                            pare the apples ahead of time, reheat them before adding batter and pop them in the
            7 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.              Ingredients
         Monday through Friday
                                            3 eggs                                 2 tbsp. (30 mL) butter
       “Simon serves with a Smile!”         1/2 cup (125 mL) milk                  3 medium apples, peeled, cored and sliced
                                            1/2 cup (125 mL) all purpose flour     1/4 cup (50 mL) brown sugar
               200-2235                                                            powdered sugar for dusting
                                            1 tbsp. (15 mL) granulated sugar
                                            1 tsp. (5 mL) vanilla                  maple syrup, if desired

                                            Method of Preparation
                                            1. Preheat the oven to 500 degrees F (260 degrees C).
                                            2. In the container of a blender or food processor, combine the eggs, milk, flour,
             Happy Hour                        granulated sugar and vanilla. Blend until smooth, scraping down the sides of the
4 – 7 p.m. Monday, Wednesday & Thursday        container to make sure everything is evenly blended. Set aside.
Karaoke every Wednesday evening beginning   3. Melt the butter over medium-high heat in a 10-inch (25-cm) nonstick skillet
   at 3:30 p.m. – Solos meet on Thursdays      that can go into the oven. When the butter is foamy, add the sliced apples and
                                               the brown sugar. Cook, stirring occasionally, for about 10 minutes or until the
              200-2235                         apples are tender and beginning to brown. Remove from heat.
                                            4. Pour the mixture from the blender over the apples in the pan and place the pan
                                               into the preheated oven. Immediately reduce the oven temperature to 425 de-
                                               grees F (220 degrees C). Bake for 16 to 18 minutes, or until the batter is brow-
                                               ned and slightly puffed. Remove from oven and dust with powdered sugar. Cut
                                               into wedges and serve with maple syrup, if desired.
        Available for special events
          and catering functions.


                                                                   Management Reports | May2010                          17
    ittee Rep                                        To all the moms in Sun City, Happy
                                                                                                       March 2010 Violations

                                                   Mother’s Day.
                                                                                                        Abusive Language                        1

C               Lifestyle                                                                               Creating hazard
                                                                                                        Evading Community Patrol Officer

 Compliance                                        Enhancement                                          Failure to Comply
                                                                                                        w/Community Patrol Officer              1

 Committee                                         Committee                                            Failure to stop at a posted stop sign
                                                                                                        Golf cart taking two spaces
                                                                                                        Illegal Handicap Parking                28
 by Howard Rogo, Chairman                          by Tom Proctor, Chairman
                                                                                                        No Safety Cones/Triangles/Cords         1
                                                   Last month Karen Kolb and Betty Lou                  Parked at green curb                    1
 Since the warmer weather is here and we                                                                Parked at marked fire lane              2
                                                   Poloway contributed an article about the LEC
 are spending more time outside, I thought I                                                            Parked at red curb                      1
                                                   that appeared on the front page of the News
 would write about some of the rules pertain-                                                           Parked on Street Overnight              45
                                                   & Views. I hope you found it informative and
 ing to bicycles and golf carts.                                                                        Pet Violation                           2
                                                   now have a better understanding of what we
      First of all, traffic rules that apply to                                                         Speeding                                23
                                                   do and why we do it. This month we return
 vehicles also apply to golf carts and bicycles.                                                        Trash container violation               22
                                                   to hints and reminders to aid in keeping our
 If there is a posted stop sign and you are in                                                          Vehicle Blocking Fire Hydrant           2
                                                   properties nice during the coming hot season.
 a golf cart or on riding on your bicycle, you                                                          Vehicle Blocking Sidewalk               3
                                                        As temperatures climb, a key concern is
 have to stop. If Community Patrol sees you                                                             Vehicle parked in golf cart space       2
                                                   proper irrigation of plants. Here in the desert
 roll through a stop sign, they will cite you.                                                          Vehicle taking two spaces
                                                   we must not waste water, but need to be sure
      Golf carts and bicycles must stop for                                                             Monthly Total                           184
                                                   to supply sufficient moisture to keep plants
 pedestrians at cross walks. You may think
                                                   healthy and growing. To satisfy both of these
 you have the right of way, but you don’t.
                                                   requirements, the amount of irrigation should
 Golf carts are not permitted on sidewalks.                                                            attention as the material accumulates on rocks
                                                   be adjusted as the weather and seasons change.
 During hours of play, recreational golf carts                                                         and under shrubs and bushes. Accumulation
                                                   It is also important to time irrigation to mini-
 and bicycles are not permitted on the golf                                                            of sand and dirt in the rock material com-
                                                   mize evaporation loss.
 course. By the way, this includes walkers and                                                         pounded by the automatic irrigation can even-
                                                        It is best to avoid watering when the sun is
 joggers.                                                                                              tually bury part of the rock material and give
                                                   bright and temperature is high, since that will
      Golf carts 50 inches or less in width must                                                       the appearance of sparse rock when it is only
                                                   result in the greatest evaporation. Early morn-
 share a regular parking space. If you park in                                                         covered by the buildup of sand and dirt. We
                                                   ing hours are the best time, since it minimizes
 the middle because you do not want anyone                                                             recommend that homeowners who have sand
                                                   evaporation and allows time for the water to
 too close you will be cited. Besides, sharing                                                         and dirt buildup in the rock rake out the rock
                                                   soak into the ground before the higher heat of
 is a nice thing to do.                                                                                allowing sand and dirt to sift to the bottom
                                                   the day occurs. The frequency and amount of
      You must have a valid driver’s license to                                                        and then re-cover the area with the rock. There
                                                   water needed by plants also changes drastically
 drive a golf cart. If you are stopped and do                                                          may also be other areas of your landscape
                                                   from season to season. Your CVWD monthly
 not have a valid driver’s license, you will be                                                        with thicker rock coverage which can be re-
                                                   statement and the CVWD website, www.
 cited. This includes grandchildren who are                                                            distributed to the sparse areas. In some cases,
                                         , both include a chart that provides
 under age. We all want our grandchildren                                                              additional matching rock may be required
                                                   guidance for adjustment by month. Either you
 to have a good time, but driving a golf cart                                                          to fill in the sparse areas. If you have flower
                                                   or your gardener should make the appropriate
 without proper training can be dangerous.                                                             beds and have removed your winter flowers
                                                   adjustments as the seasons change.
      Golf carts must have a decal. If you do                                                          and plan on planting spring flowers, replace
                                                        CVWD also has a program whereby (for
 not currently have a decal on your cart, you                                                          the plants as soon as possible to prevent the
                                                   a modest charge upon installation) they install
 can get one at the front desk of the Mountain                                                         soil from blowing onto streets, sidewalks and
                                                   a computer based irrigation controller that
 View Clubhouse during normal business                                                                 neighboring properties. If there will be a time
                                                   adjusts watering based on a 10 year average of
 hours.                                                                                                lapse of more than two weeks between plant-
                                                   weather history stored in its memory. It also
      Golf carts cannot park on the street over-                                                       ing your seasonal flowers, you should cover
                                                   has a temperature sensor that may be used
 night. You will be cited, or worse, your cart                                                         the dirt with approved matching rock and
                                                   depending on the location of the control-
 may be gone when you go out in the morn-                                                              bury any emitters below the rock until ready
                                                   ler. This controller minimizes the attention
 ing. Golf carts cannot park in the clubhouse                                                          to plant. Covering the dirt with rock will also
                                                   required for periodic changes. The homeown-
 parking lots overnight.                                                                               prevent the soil from blowing away due to the
                                                   er and/or gardener must learn how to program
      Enjoy the beautiful weather and drive                                                            high winds.
                                                   the unit to maintain proper set up. More
 your golf cart and bicycle safely.                                                                         In addition, due to the rain we were
                                                   details are available on the CVWD website or
      Remember Mother’s Day, May 9. As                                                                 blessed with this season, we can expect to see a
                                                   by calling (760) 391-9600.
 always, relaxed overnight parking will be                                                             few more unwelcome weeds. Although many
                                                        Besides higher temperatures, the valley sees
 from May 7 through 9. But remember, if you                                                            homeowners or their landscapers use weed
                                                   an increase in wind conditions. Increased wind
 have room in your garage and/or driveway,                                                             killer, the weeds must still be pulled out. Using
                                                   results in more blow sand, dirt and debris.
 park there first.                                                                                     the weed killer will help prevent the weeds
                                                   These are common conditions which require

 18 Committee Reports | May2010
from growing back, however if they are not
pulled, they will turn brown and unsightly.
                                                   as just another statistic. Unfortunately, the
                                                   odds are stacked against all seniors. One           ger     e Rep
                                                   third of all people over 65 fall each year          there.
                                                                                                       Exercise regularly.
Library                                            and the odds get worse as we continue to
                                                   age. Worse yet, those who fall are two to           Research has shown that

Committee                                          three times more likely to fall again within
                                                   the year. Falls account for 25 percent of all
                                                                                                       seniors who are less active are more
                                                                                                       likely to fall because they lack the strength and
                                                                                                       balance they need to resist falls. Regular exer-
                                                   seniors’ hospital admissions and 40 percent
by Shirley Allan                                   of all nursing home admissions. Of those            cise, even a short walk, can improve strength,
                                                   admitted to nursing homes 40 percent                stamina, balance and coordination and bring
Our library brochure at the return desk is         never return to independent living and 25           back a bit of a spring to your step that will help
available to all residents and renters. It tells   percent die. Grim statistics, but falls are seri-   get you
you what donated items we will accept,             ous business for seniors.                           over uneven surfaces and cracks in the sidewalk.
gives you a map of how we shelve our                    As we get older, our reflexes, strength            For a wealth of information on this impor-
books, informs you of our library restric-         and balance deteriorate somewhat subtly             tant subject just Google “senior fall
tions, mentions the newspapers we receive          until one                                           prevention.”
daily and the availability of audio books.         day we unexpectedly lose balance and to our
Some of this information is contained in the
current Sun City Palm Desert Community
Directory too, on pages 30 and 52. We
                                                   surprise cannot stop a fall. That should be
                                                   a wake-up call that perhaps we should pay               Visit Your SCPD
hope you enjoy our cool library in the com-
                                                   more attention to things we used to take for
ing summer months.                                      In addition, falls can be caused by any
     Please, look at your books and vid-
eos before returning them to our library.
                                                   number of medical reasons including heart
                                                   conditions which can cause dizziness, mus-
We continue to get returns that belong             cle weakness and fatigue, or low blood pres-
to Rancho Mirage Library, Shadow Hills             sure which can cause dizziness upon stand-                   You’ll find a wide variety of
Library and Trilogy Library, to name a few.        ing. Strokes can cause muscle weakness and                    information of interest to
Our Sun City Palm Desert Library is not            sensory imbalances on one side of the body
connected to any of these libraries and we         compromising ones ability to maintain bal-                         SCPD residents.
have no way of returning these items. It is        ance. Diabetes can cause a loss of feeling in
your responsibility to return items to the         the feet which can upset balance. The loss               Prevent Rust Stains on Driveways
correct library. Private communities like          of joint flexibility due to arthritis makes it        One of the main reasons for rust stains
Shadow Hills and Trilogy may not charge            difficult to maintain a coordinated stride.
you for non-returned items, but Rancho
                                                                                                           on driveways is due to washing golf
                                                   Impaired vision caused by glaucoma or                 carts on driveways. Acid from batteries
Mirage, La Quinta and Palm Springs librar-         cataracts make it more difficult to judge
ies certainly will and it can be very costly. An                                                          drips onto the driveway which causes
                                                   distances and avoid obstacles. Medication                          unsightly rust.
item that is placed in our library will go into    or a combination of medications may have
immediate circulation and since we don’t           adverse side effects such as dizziness. Even
have computers to log items in and out nor         mundane things like clutter in the house,
do we place a time limit on our items, books       pets running under foot, loose throw rugs                                  Fishing is permitted
or videos mistakenly returned to us may            on tile floors or dimly lit hallways are all                               only in the fishing
never be found. Once your item is placed in        potential falling hazards.                                                 lake located at Del
our library, it is considered a donation. We            Fall prevention starts with awareness                                 Webb Blvd. and
do not have a phone to contact the appro-          of ones limitations, especially if you have a                              Sunrise Canyon.
priate library and there is no messenger           medical condition. You have to become more                                 Fishing is also
service between our libraries.                     aware of what you are doing, realizing that                                restricted to “catch
     Happy reading!                                the coordination you used to have is no lon-                               and release” only.

Public Safety                                         SCPD Entrance Gates
                                                       Hours of Operation
                                                                                                             Dumping of any materials on the

Committee                                             Hours for the Entrance Gates in the
                                                                                                            sidewalks or streets is prohibited at
                                                                                                           any time. This violation is subject to a
by Helen Reardon                                               Community are:                                     mandatory fine of $250.

Recently, 79-year-old actor Robert Culp                       Main Gate - 24 Hours
slipped or tripped while out walking, fell                       All Other Gates -                      Riding bicycles on the sidewalks is NOT
and hit his head, then died in the hospital                                                                      permitted at anytime!
                                                                5 a.m. to Midnight
several hours later. An illustrious life ends

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     iitttee                                                                                          Emergency Preparedness
  omm                                                                                                            Committee
 Emergency Preparedness Is ICE – In Case Of
 Your Responsibility       Emergency
 by Dick Scarpulla, EPC Vice Chairman                                                 by Jackie Ludwig

 In the event of a major earthquake, it is likely that Sun City resi-                 Police Departments across the nation are urging all cell phone us-
 dents will be on their own for seven to 14 days or more. It is prob-                 ers to participate in the ICE (In Case of Emergency) program.
 able that the roads and highways will not be useable so we will be                   This program encourages people to enter an emergency contact
 better off here.                                                                     number in his/her cell phone’s memory under the heading ICE.
    Your Emergency Preparedness Committee is doing its best to                        ICE enables paramedics or police to contact a designated relative
 mitigate the impact of such a disaster. We have set up First Aid                     or friend in an emergency situation. With the growing popularity
 Stations at each clubhouse. Block Captains and their assistants will                 of cell phones, first responders and hospital staff would know im-
 be checking houses for injuries. Search and Rescue teams will be                     mediately who to contact and what number to call just by looking
 roving the facility. However, our resources are limited. With over                   up “ICE” in the injured person’s cell phone address book. Simply
 9,000 residents, the 600 or so Emergency Preparedness Volunteers                     choose your ICE contact, enter the word ICE and the phone num-
 can only do so much. We will not (cannot) dispense medicine. We                      ber of that person you wish to be contacted in your cell phone’s
 cannot provide food or water for 9,000 people (or even 1,000).                       address book. It is easy to do and could become invaluable if you
   Each resident must make provisions to survive for at least seven                   were injured.
 days. This includes at least:
 • 1 gallon of water per person per day plus enough for each pet
 • Food for each individual (and pet)
                                                                                        EPC Needs Your Help
                                                                                        Of course, you know that the EPC is always looking for additional vol-
 • Medication required                                                                  unteers to serve as Block Captains, our first responders in an emergency.
 • Life support equipment (oxygen, etc.)                                                However, there are some other jobs needing volunteers that you may not
 • Backup power for needed electrical requirements (life sup-                           know about. We need another structural engineer to advise us in mak-
      port, mobility, etc.)                                                             ing our Emergency Operations Center safe during an earthquake. We
 • Portable radio, flashlights and a supply of batteries                                need people to staff the Gate team, which will help manage traffic into
 • Be able to turn off utilities (gas, water and electrical)                            SCPD when the disaster causes Boyd Security to be understaffed. Also we
 • Be able to manually open the garage door                                             need help maintaining up-to-date information on our 600+ volunteers.
   Your Block Captain can help you prepare. You may have met                            Finally, we always have a shortage of nurses and doctors to staff our First
 him / her during the April drill. If you don't know your Block                         Aid Stations.
 Captain, contact your District Director (See box at right for a list).

                                                                                                       EPC District Phone
                Monthly Training Meetings
   EPC first Friday of the month; this month the meeting will be held May
   are held the
                                                                                      District #
                                                                                       1 Dale Kitchen                            772-6763
                                                                                       2 Josh Denham                             772-1185
   7. All EPC volunteers, not just Block Captains, are invited to attend this ses-     3 Tom Chedester                           610-1599
   sion from 1 to 2 p.m. in Speakers Hall. Training this month will address areas      4 Ron Brown                               200-1323
   that need improvement, as discovered in the April 14 drill. Bring your existing     5 Bob Sutton                              345-3754
   Block Captain Manual for exchange to the new manual, if you did not do so           6 Steven Bayard/ Bob Lefton               200-9917/ 360-8524
   last month.                                                                         7 Joe Gmyrek                              772-2397
                                                                                       8 Carl Caddies/Myrna Blanding             360-5491/ 345-6473

   First of a disaster,Stations Committee will set up
   In the event
                Aid the Emergency Preparedness                                         9 Bill Schneider/Nick Miller
                                                                                      10 Pat Claytor
                                                                                      11 Paul Muckenfuss
   First Aid Stations in all three clubhouses to aid injured residents. If you are    12 Sue Bishop                              617-590-1579
   in the SCPD complex, but not at home when disaster strikes, go to the near-        13 Ramona Larson                           772 8664
                                                                                      14/1 Dale Kitchen                          772-6763
   est clubhouse. If you are at home, your Block Captain will come to check on        14/5 Bob Sutton                            345-3754
   you and your home. But, if you need additional first aid, go to the designated     15 Susan Goldberg                          200-0056
   clubhouse listed here: If you live in District 2, 5, 6, 7 or 15, go to Mountain    15/1 Dale Kitchen                          772-6763
   View Clubhouse; If you live in District 1, 3, 4, 8 or 9 or 14, go to Sunset View    Chair: Dr. Bob Grossman 360-9920
   Clubhouse; If you live in District 10, 11, 12 or 13, go to Lakeview Clubhouse.      Vice Chair: Dick Scarpulla 360-3561

  20 EPC Report | May2010


      3 P.M. TO 7 P.M.
       $2.00 TACOS

                          EPC Reports | May2010   21
22 Calendar of Events | May2010
Calendar of Events | May2010 23
              Health & Fitness                                                                            Health & Fitness Health & Fitness

Health & Fitness                                       also makes a difference. A defect in the thy-
                                                       roid gland can slow your metabolism.
                                                                                                                 you can eat more and gain less.
                                                                                                                 S ome women fear they will “bulk up” with
News                                                       Some of the factors affecting metabolic
                                                       rate can not be changed but there are ways to
                                                       maximize your metabolism even when you’re
                                                                                                                 weight training. Women do not have the hor-
                                                                                                                 mones necessary to develop huge muscles, so
                                                                                                                 there is no need for worry about doing weight
                                                       dieting.                                                  training.
                  by Glenn Smith                           My all time favorite, exercise! This includes            Eating smaller more frequent meals can
                  Fitness Director                     aerobic workouts to burn more calories in the             keep your metabolism in high gear and burn
                                                       short term, and weight training to build the              more calories overall. When you wait too
                                                       muscles boosting your metabolism in the long              long between meals, your metabolism actually
                                                       run. Let me enlighten you about the differ-               slows down to compensate. If you eat a huge
                                                       ence of aerobic versus strength training when             meal to compensate for not eating more of-
Metabolism                                             it comes to metabolism. If you look at a tread-           ten, it is counterproductive because your me-
Some people seem to lose weight easier than            mill there is a little chart showing your train-          tabolism is functioning as if you are starving
others. Metabolism could be the reason. Me-            ing zone for heart rate. If you are not in that           -your body wants to hold onto every calorie.
tabolism involves a complex network of hor-            zone you are doing little to boost your me-                  While this will not make much difference
mones and enzymes that convert food into               tabolism. When you are finished with your                 on an occasional basis, over the long run, it can
fuel affecting how efficiently you burn that           aerobic workout your metabolism returns to                get harder to lose or maintain weight. Eating
fuel. The more efficient your metabolism is,           normal.                                                   snacks is better than just having three larger
the easier it is to lose weight. Metabolism af-            When you strength train, you build muscle             meals a day. Studies have found that snacking
fects the rate we burn calories, thus causing us       cells. Muscles burn more calories than fat.               helps you eat less at each of your three regular
to either lose weight quickly or gain weight.          The more muscle cells, the higher your rest-              meals. The final result is a higher metabolic
Not everyone burns calories at the same rate.          ing metabolic rate is. Every pound of muscle              rate, a lower caloric intake, higher energy out-
   Metabolism is influenced by the following           burns 35 calories a day. Every pound of fat               put, and reduction in body fat. Who does not
factors: your age (metabolism naturally slows          burns two calories a day.Thirty minutes of aer-           want that?
about 5 percent per decade after age 40); your         obic exercise may burn more calories than 30                 Now that some light has been shed on
sex (men generally burn more calories at rest          minutes of weight training, but in the hours              metabolism, find things you can do to get
than women); your proportion of lean body              following the cessation of exercise, the weight           your metabolism working for you instead of
mass (the more muscle you have, the higher             training has a longer-lasting effect on boosting          against you. Strength training is the key to a
your metabolic rate tends to be). Heredity             metabolism. Having extra muscle also means                longer healthier lifestyle.

                                                                                    here at Sun City and volunteers for
                                                                                    the Catholic Youth Organization in
                                                                                    the San Francisco Bay area. With
                                                                                    the CYO, he coaches track and
  May 2010 HealthNuts are… Alice and Boyd Fottrell!                                 field in the spring and cross country
                                                                                    in the fall for kids ranging in age
  by George Boucher, Assistant Fitness Director                                     from six to 13. Alice and Boyd
                                                                                    also enjoy spending time with the
  Alice was born in San Francisco, California, but grew up in San Jose where she    grandchildren and traveling. their
  attended Lincoln High School. Boyd was also born in San Francisco where           most recent trip was three weeks in
  he attended St. Ignatius High School. they were both delivered by the same        Australia including tasmania!!
  doctor but at different hospitals! Alice and Boyd are both Stanford graduates!         to keep in shape, Alice attends
  they were introduced to each other by a mutual friend while in college. the       the 8:30 a.m. Aquasize class two or three times a week, and she rides the exer-
  couple has been happily married for 52 years. they have four children and         cise bike and does strength training at the Mountain View Fitness Center two
  four grandchildren.                                                               or three times a week. She occasionally plays golf, does tai Chi at home and
      Alice and Boyd graduated from Stanford in 1957. Alice earned a                walks the cart paths with Boyd before or after golf hours.
  Bachelors degree in Russian History, while Boyd earned his Bachelors in                Boyd plays golf three times a week and works out at the Mountain View
  Economics. the Fottrell’s married after graduation from college. Alice went       Fitness Center three times a week. His routine includes riding the exercise
  to work in the Human Resources Department of the University of California         bike for 30 minutes followed by a series of strength training exercises on the
  Medical School San Francisco. After their first child, Alice became a full-time   machines and with dumbbells.
  mom. Boyd was hired as a business manager for Pacific Bell. He worked in               A few of the benefits the Fottrells have derived from a consistent exercise
  a variety of positions including Human Resources Director and Director            routine include: a sense of well-being and maintaining control of their weight
  of Labor Relations. Boyd also worked in several locations: Sacramento, San        which helps the clothes fit well. their general fitness level helps them continue
  Francisco and New York City. He retired from the Bell System in 1991 after        to travel to new places and keep up with the grandchildren.
  38 years.                                                                              Alice and Boyd agree, “If you are thinking about beginning an exercise
      the Fottrells live six months of the year at their home in Alamo,             routine, get help from one of our trainers to show you the proper use of the
  California, which they have owned for 33 years. they moved into their winter      equipment and the correct level with which to start. Be patient with yourself,
  lodgings here at Sun City in 1999.                                                have a positive attitude and find an exercise buddy to help motivate each
      Alice’s hobbies include biking, gardening and golf. She is also an avid       other! If you are already working out, try to vary your exercise routine as often
  reader, enjoying a wide variety of books. Boyd belongs to the Men’s Golf Club     as possible.”

24      Health & Fitness | May2010
               Health & Fitness Health & Fitness Health & Fitness Health & Fitness Health & Fitness

SCPD Support Groups                                                                        Parkinson’s Support Group
                                                                                           Meets on the fourth Monday of the month at 1 p.m. Silverwood Room, Lakeview
Alzheimer’s Support Group                                                                  Clubhouse.
We meet the 2nd and 4th thursdays of the month from 9 to 10:30 a.m. in the tahoe
Room, Lakeview Clubhouse. We invite caregivers of loved ones diagnosed with Parents’ Grief Group
Alzheimer's Disease. Here we confidentially discuss issues related to coping with the We meet the first Monday of each month from 3–5 p.m. and invite any parent who
numerous facets of caregiving and setting goals for self-care. For further information, has lost a child. We offer empathetic listening, discuss coping skills and offer mutual
call Beverly Yahr at 200-4410 or Bob Krasny at 200-4951.                                support in a small group atmosphere of confidentiality and understanding. Contact
                                                                                        resident Phyllis Katz for details at 200-8634.
Cancer & Living Group
there is evidence that Cancer patients live longer and happier lives when they par- Stroke Survivors Support Group
ticipate in Cancer Support Groups! Come tell us how to address your needs or call us Meets on the third Monday of every month at 1:30 p.m. in the Silverwood Room at
with your own suggestions. In addition to the bimonthly meetings, we have offered the Lakeview Clubhouse. Please come and be supported or support others. You are
lectures and major symposia featuring the outstanding oncologic authorities from all welcome. Questions? Call 1-760-345-2554.
the Coachella Valley. A Medical Oncologist facilitates each session. Come see how
we can benefit you and be gratified that you may be helping someone else with your                                 Free Hearing Tests
knowledge, insight and input. Our meetings are the first and third Wednesday from            Mountain View Fitness Center, 2nd Tuesday of every month from
1:30-3 p.m. in the Palm Room of the Sunset View Clubhouse. For further informa-                                         9 to 11 a.m.
tion, call Bernie Levinson, MD, at 360-7296.

Compulsive Eaters Group                                                                                                   Trainer on Duty
Honesty. Openmindedness.Willingness. Compulsive Eaters Anonymous (part of                          Mountain View Fitness Center, Wednesday & Saturday (2-3 p.m.)
Overeaters Anonymous) is a non-profit program to help you lose weight.  Learn                         Lakeview Fitness Center - Tuesday & Friday (2-3 p.m.)
how to enjoy yourself eating everyday foods and maintain weight loss too. We meet
every Saturday at 9 a.m. and on Wednesdays at 9 a.m. in the Lakeview Clubhouse,                                   FREE Blood Pressure Clinic
Arrowhead Room. Questions? Call Irma at 772-2981 or Marilyn at 636-0390.                            First Tuesday of every month from 9 to 11 a.m. - MVFC
Grief Support Group
this group meets on the second and fourth thursday of each month from 4-5:30                          Anxiety-Depression Group Starting In October
p.m. in the Lakeview Clubhouse. We invite residents who have suffered the emo-                       If you suffer from anxiety, panic, depression, fears or general
tional and painful loss of a spouse/partner (or are about to) to grieve their great loss      nervousness this group can help. This group uses the Recovery International
by focusing on the Five Stages of Grief in a warm, safe, supportive and confidential               Method from the Abraham Low Self Help Systems which can be
setting.  Please join us and let your healing begin. For further information, please                       previewed at
contact facilitator, Ceil Feldman, at 360-3178 for further details.                                Lakeview Clubhouse, Arrowhead Room - Mondays at 4:30 p.m.
                                                                                                                Interested residents call or email “Reen”
NAMI Support Group                                                                                                  760-200-0782 or 312-209-5556
this is a family self-help support group for family & friends living with mental ill-                           
ness, associated with NAMI-CV (National Alliance on Mental Illness - Coachella
Valley chapter). Meets the second Friday of every month from 2- 3:30 p.m. in the                  Sun City Palm Desert In-House Massage - MVFC
Saddleback Room, Mountain View Clubhouse. Contact Sandy Neja at 760-200-                             $60 per hour. Call 534-6553. Ask for Cookie or David.
9198 for more information.

                May 2010 Support Group Meeting Schedule
   Times                     Monday                     Tuesday                 Wednesday                Thursday                     Friday                  Saturday
                                                                      Compulsive Overeaters Group                                         Compulsive Overeaters Group
    9 a.m.                                                                     Wednesdays (LV)                                                              Saturdays (LV)

 9:30 a.m.                                                              Alzheimer’s Support Group
                                                                         2nd & 4th thursday (LV)
    1 p.m.         Parkinson’s Support Group
                             4th Monday
  1:30 p.m.               Stroke Survivors                                Cancer & Living Group
                             3rd Monday                                     1st & 3rd Wednesday                                                                (SV) = Sunset
    2 p.m.                                                                                                                        NAMI Group                  View Clubhouse
                                                                                                                                     2nd Friday
    3 p.m.                 Parents’ Grief                                                                                                                     (LV) = Lakeview
                             1st Monday                                                                                                                         Clubhouse

    4 p.m.                                                                                          Grief Support Group
                                                                                                   2nd & 4th thursday (LV)
  4:30 p.m. Anxiety-Depression Group
                   Mondays starting in October

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                                             May 2010 Fitness Center Schedule
	       Times	               Monday	                      Tuesday	                  Wednesday	                          Thursday	                               Friday	            Saturday
	        7	a.m.        Step Aerobics (DA)                                       Step Aerobics (DA)                                                    Step Aerobics (DA)
                      Trim	‘N	Tone	 	         				Trim	‘N	Tone		       										Trim	‘N	Tone	       															Trim	‘N	Tone	   																					Trim	‘N	Tone        	Trim	‘N	Tone
         8	a.m.                  	        	Aerobics (DA)($)(CC)Aerobics ((DA)($)(CC)Aerobics (DA)($)(CC )
                      Aerobics ((DA)($)(CC)                                                             Aerobics ((DA)($)(CC) Aerobics ((DA)($)(CC)
                          Tai Chi (SB)        Tai Chi (SB)        Tai Chi (SB)          Tai Chi (SB)        Tai Chi (SB)

       8:30	a.m.	          Aquasize (IP)               Aquasize (IP)                 Aquasize (IP)                      Aquasize (IP)                       Aquasize (IP)         Aquasize (IP)

         9	a.m.              Yoga (DA)                                     Yoga/Pilates Fusion (DA) ($)                                                      Pilates (DA)
                                                    Tai Chair (SB)                                                    Tai Chair (SB)
       9:30	a.m.                                   Band Pilates (DA)
       9:45	a.m.                                                                                                        Yoga (DA)($)                                              Yoga (DA)($)

        10	a.m.	                        	       Arthritis Foundation                                           Arthritis Foundation                                          Arthritis Foundation
                                                Aquatic Program(IP)                                            Aquatic Program(IP)                                           Aquatic Program(IP)
      10:15	a.m.	       Line Dance (DA)                                          Line Dance (DA)
      10:30	a.m.                                                                                                                                     Ballet Stretch (DA)
        11	a.m.                                  Circuit Simply Lite                                             Circuit Simply Lite
	          	                            	        Jazzercise (DA) ($)                                             Jazzercise (DA) ($)
      11:15	a.m.		      Line Dance (DA)                                          Line Dance (DA)

	      12	p.m.            Sit-N-Fit (LV)                                                                               Sit-N-Fit (LV)
      12:30	p.m.     Stress-Less Class (DA)

	        1	p.m.                               Choreography Class (DA)                                Dance for the Health of It (DA)                                         Love to Dance (DA)
	        2	p.m.	                                                              Love to Dance (DA)                                                         Ping Pong (DA)

	      2:30	p.m.	                                   Ping Pong (DA)                                                   Ping Pong (DA)

	        3	p.m.	                                       Aquasize (IP)                                                   Aquasize (IP)
       3:30	p.m.	                       		                         	                             	                                                                               (IP) = Indoor Pool @
         4	p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                     ($) = Class Fee
                                                 Trim	‘N	Tone	                                                  Trim	‘N	Tone	                                                           Required
       4:30	p.m.		                      	        Aerobics (DA)($)(CC)                                           Aerobics (DA)($)(CC)
                                                                                                                                                                                    (DA) = Dance/
	      5:30	p.m.		                      	                                                                                                           Love to Dance (DA) Aerobics Studio @ SV
                                                                                                                                                                               (SB) = Sierra Ballroom
         6	p.m.		     Fit After 50 (DA)($) Desert Dancers (DA)                                                   Fit After 50 (DA)($)                                                 @ MVC
                                                                                                                                                                                      (MVFC) =
                                                                                                                                                                                    Mountain View
	        7	p.m.	
            	                           	                          	                             	               Love to Dance (DA)                                                 Fitness Center

                                                                                                                                                                                   (LV) = Lakeview
    SUNDAY                                                                                                                                                                           Clubhouse
    Yoga Level 1 & 2 (DA)($)                                                                                                                                                          (MVC) =
    8:45-10 a.m.                                                                                                                                                                    Mountain View
    Trim ‘N Tone Line Dance (DA)                                                                                                                                                  (CC) = Chartered
    10 a.m.                                                                                                                                                                            Club

26 Health & Fitness | May2010
Golf News                                                                Now that the weather is getting significantly warmer, the ef-
                                                                       fects of the heat can have a negative effect on your health. A typical 
                    Golf Shop                                          round of golf last about four to four and one-half hours. Doctors 
                                                                       recommend that for every hour on the course, one should consume 
                    News                                               between 12 to 16 ounces of water for many people often become 
                                                                       dehydrated  due  to  inadequate  water  intake  during  hot  weather.      
                    by John McLaughlin
                                                                       Some recommendations include hydrating before golf, during the 
                    Head Golf Professional                             round, and after completion of a round.  Liquids such as Gatorade 
                                                                       and  Powerade  help  replenish  the  electrolytes  that  are  lost  during 
May is upon us and the Pro Shop staff is pleased to offer the annual 
                                                                         Coming in early July, be on the lookout for our Summer Lea-
Par 3 Scramble tournament on May 14.  We will have a 1:30 p.m. 
                                                                       gue.  The Summer League will have a range of competitions with a 
shotgun start on San Gorgonio with an awards dinner to follow.        
                                                                       skins game and prizes every week!   
Spots are limited to the first 140 players, so stop by the Santa Rosa 
golf shop today to signup!

                     Golf Course                                           ing the drip irrigation to each plant.  We’ve also lightly pruned the 
                                                                           shrubs throughout the property and laced or thinned some of the 
                     Update                                                small trees.  The flowers are still blooming and look great.  We an-
                                                                           ticipate they’ll remain fresh until after Mother’s Day and then we 
                     by Jess Troche                                        will replace them with summer color.
                     Gof Course
As you all know by now, our turf areas will be going through their 
annual  “transition”  from Winter  Rye  to  Summer  Bermuda  grass 
this month.  The Rye will burn out and the Bermuda will fill in 
behind it.  Since this is a natural process, we may see some thin 
areas throughout where the Bermuda is slowly filling in.  As thin 
areas appear, those of us in golf course maintenance will add cultural 
practices such as spot aeration and applying wetting agents to the 
hard clay-pan soil to allow better water penetration and percolation.
  This year we will be utilizing a new slit seeder that we have ac-
quired for this project which allows us to seed these areas with pre-
cise placement and better seed to soil contact.  The three-way seed to 
soil contact system provides improved germination and emergence.        
The curved knives slice the soil to nest the seed.  The solid packer 
wheels complete the job by firmly pressing and packing the seed 
into the soil, eliminating most air pockets.  We will rope off and                            Thanks to our
mark these areas as under repair.  Please avoid these areas to allow 
the seed to germinate and fill in the bare spots.                                              Advertisers!
  We  are  scheduled  to  have  the  Coachella Valley  Mosquito  and 
Vector Control District on property to eradicate those pesky Red                          We appreciate you!
Imported Fire Ants.  They will be treating the San Gorgonio course 
on Tuesday,  May  4,  from  7:30  a.m.  to  2  p.m.    The  Santa  Rosa     News & Views Ad Section can now be found on
course will be treated on Wednesday, May 5, from 7:30 a.m. to 2                      the Association website at
p.m.  Common Areas (greenbelts) will be treated on Thursday, May                      
6, from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  We ask that you please keep pets indoors while the technicians 
are treating the turf.  The irrigation will be shut off the evening be-
fore the day of the treatment and will remain off until the following              Information about the
morning the day after treatment.  There will be no mowing the day           Association, Chartered Clubs & Resi-
of treatment at each location.
  I’m sure you’ve noticed our common area crew reworking some                dent Groups can now be found on
of the planters along Del Webb Boulevard.  We are replacing some                         Channel 98.
of the diseased and dying shrubs, refreshing the rock and repair-

                                                                                                      Golf News | May2010 27
Chartered Clubs

          The Schedule is updated by staff in the Event Office. Please call 200-2206 with any changes or corrections.

28 Chartered Clubs List | May2010
                                                                              Chartered Clubs

The Schedule is updated by staff in the Event Office. Please call 200-2206 with any changes or corrections.

                                       Chartered Clubs/Resident Groups List | May2010 29
Chartered Club News
Art Club          and moon in good position. East green belt off
                  Donny Circle just south of Alliance Way. (760)
                                                                                                     club rules, please contact our Co-Tournament
                                                                                                     Director Joe Garafano. A printed explanation
by Jo Ann Clark   360-7726/772-1073.                                                                 of these rules is available to any club member
                                                                                                     upon request.

It really is May Day, with all the spring flow-                                                        Many of the snowbirds have left for the sum-
ers, thanks for the rain. May 1 will start off                                                       mer season. Our club plays year-round. The
with our change of paintings in the Art Studio.     by Al Lessard                                    evenings are cooler and the misters will be a big
Bring them in between 9 and 10 a.m. and pick                                                         help with the approaching summer heat.
up the ones that are hanging.                       May is here and soon our snowbirds will be         Our club celebrated the ninetieth birthday
   Monday, May 3 is our lunch at noon, fol-         gone. Now is the time to enjoy an uncrowded      of one of our beloved members, Sadie Terry.
lowed by our meeting. Our board meeting will        billiards room. Sign-ups for the Thursday        Prior to playing the March tournament, Sadie’s
be at 9 a.m.                                        tournaments will be fewer and year-round         daughter, Bonnie, prepared a luncheon and
   Last month, we had our Art Club party,           club members may have a better chance of         served a special birthday cake for her Mom.
attended by 80 people as that is all the room       being on the winning team. Anyone who              To top off a memorable birthday, Sadie and
will hold. Simone Perry did a great job as          wishes to participate should sign in at noon     her team won the March Bocce Tournament...
always, but I want to thank all the girls who       on Thursdays.                                    way to go, Sadie.
baked and did extra work on the party so we           Congratulations to the March tournament        March Tournament winners:
could have a free party. This was our last party    winners:                                         1st Place – A - Team
until December. This was also the last general      March 4 – Chuck Slemmons (solo)                      Dick Anderson
meeting while I am president.                       March 11 – Ray Koepenick & Bob Osborn                Jim Cross
   Carolyne Hawley did a demo last month.           March 18 – Al Lessard & Bill Cumming                 Lucille Cross
   I will have a change of officers and board       March 25 – Tom Gilbertsen & Ron Overli               Sadie Terry
meeting in June and I will let you know at a          As this goes to press, our four highchairs     2nd Place –Dodgers
later date when that will be.                       have been replaced and three tables have been        Marty Fallick
   The summer schedule is to change paintings       recovered. All our tables have been leveled.         Joel Markss
also Saturday, June 5 and then not until Sept. 4.   We should get new tables as promised by              Gordon Marsh
                                                    Labor Day and really be able to enjoy the            Duke Segel
                                                                                                     3rd Place –Sharp Shooters
Astronomy                                           game.
                                                      That is the good news. The bad news is that
                                                    our equipment is steadily disappearing. To
                                                                                                         Lou Anderson
                                                                                                         Enid Callow
by Jim Fortenberry                                                                                       Judith Fallick
                                                    date we have lost about sixty new cue stick
                                                    chalks and all the shuffleboard pucks are now        Will Gross
All residents and guests are invited to the meet-                                                    4th Place–3 Queens & 1 King
ing on May 26 at 7 p.m. in the Saddleback           missing. Is someone trying to supply a game
                                                    room? If anyone sees anything suspicious,           John Garber
Room. The program is “The Intrinsic                                                                     John Spagnola
Brightness of Stars.”                               please report it.
                                                      Club dues are $10 annually and                    Gwen Vickers
   The most obvious observed fact about stars                                                           Mary Williams
is that they differ in apparent brightness.         membership is open to all residents. Billiards
                                                    instruction is free and available Mondays          The May tournament will be held Wednesday
Astronomers have been using the term “appar-                                                         May 12 at 6 p.m. New members are always
ent magnitude” for centuries to quantify this       from 10 a.m. until noon. It is open to all
                                                    residents and even an occasional guest.          welcome. Annual dues are $10.
observation. This practice dates back to the
ancient Greek astronomer Hipparcaus who             Should you have any questions, call Al at
first catalogued the positions and brightness of    760-772-8803.
more than 850 stars. This system, with refine-                                                       Boomers & Friends
ments, is still in use today for visual descrip-
tion.                                               Bocce                                            by Joanne Swenson
   Scientific analysis, however, requires know-     by Bob Grossman
                                                                                                     Thanks to all of you who attended our Mad
ing a stars “absolute magnitude” or “intrin-
                                                    The Bocce Club meets at the bocce courts         Hatter Party in April. We had a blast! If
sic brightness.” This “leveling of the playing
                                                    across from the Sunset View Clubhouse on         you weren’t able to be there, you can still
field” can yield a stars true luminosity – very
                                                    Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Sign-ups          drop your membership form and check
important information. You can impress your
                                                    and instructions are from 6-6:30 p.m. Club       in the boomers box at the Mountain View
friends and neighbors by identifying stars (not
                                                    play starts 7 p.m.                               Clubhouse and join the fun for 2010-11.
so bright) that have luminosities much greater
                                                      Please check the Bocce bulletin board at the   As a member you will receive first notice of
than our Sun, a dwarf star – a fact that is
                                                    bocce court for any changes in this schedule     upcoming events, like our Murder Mystery
dooming those stars to a shorter life span than
                                                    due to weather conditions.                       Dinner on May 22. This event is open to
the Sun.
                                                      Our Bocce Club uses Modified International     members only and may be sold out at this
   Star Party: May 22, 8:30 pm. Telescope
                                                    Bocce Rules for play. Any questions regarding    time. Check our website to see if there are
viewing, constellation identification. Saturn

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                                                  on Tuesday, May 4 for the election of officers      and your better half taking turns driving a
                                                  for 2010-11.                                        golf cart through a series of fun challenges.
                                                                                                      Sounds easy? Well it is, except in some of the

                                                  Camera Club                                         challenges the driver is blindfolded and must
                                                                                                      rely on driving instructions from the navigator.
                                                  by Carl Olsen                                       Last year we had four challenges, at press time,
                                                                                                      the number of challenges for this years event
                                                  The Camera Club began using a unique                was not available from the creator of this event
                                                  three-member judging team in March. It was          Mike Goodman. Is there a risk of damaging
                                                  deemed a great success and this system will be      my golf cart in this event? No, not at all as all
                                                  adopted from this point forward. The score          of our obstacles are soft.
                                                  will be averages of the three scores from the         If you do not want to enter this event, but
                                                  judges and therefore the scores will continue       you would love some laughs in the parking
still openings.                                                                                       lot come on out and join us. As always non-
                                                  to range from six to 10, with nine being the
  Another nice thing is that Boomers doesn’t                                                          members are welcome to enter one of our
                                                  best score; 10’s would be for really exceptional
go entirely dark over the summer months.                                                              events.
We know that life at Sun City doesn’t                                                                   Remember, have fun, drive your golf cart
                                                     Our new slate of candidates will be
actually end when the snowbirds leave – it                                                            with us.
                                                  announced this month with little change
just heats up! While our major events are
                                                  from the successful officers from the 2009-10
during the “season” we have several activities
in the warmer months. Watch our website
for notices on these events. Go to scpdca.
                                                     In October 2010, we will be travelling to
                                                  Sedona, Arizona for a truly exciting “photo
                                                                                                      Card Club
com and click on charter clubs and then
                                                  shoot.” Not only will we enjoy the wonderful        The Card Club is the place to become and
on Boomers & Friends to get to our site.
                                                  colors of the natural rock formations, but we       make new friends and play new games;
But remember, members will receive email
                                                  will be guided through Oak Creek Canyon by          Cribbage, Gin, Hearts and Pinochle.
messages for all events and activities.
                                                  a local professional. He will be taking us to his   Refreshments served. Annual dues $5. We
  If you are leaving for the summer months,
                                                  favorite spots for some unique photographic         meet every Tuesday, 12 to 4 p.m., Sunset View
we will look forward to you joining us in the
                                                  opportunities and memories.                         Clubhouse. “Have fun and win with us.” Please
Fall and we wish you happy trails. If you
                                                     The Camera Club will be “dark” June, July        call Joe Nuccio 345-7256. Non-members are
have questions about Boomers, please call
                                                  and August.                                         welcome. Have fun, then join the club.
Donna Kendig at 772-9008.

BZB’s                                             Canasta Club                                        Ceramics
by Jean Leonard                                   by Marge Holmes                                     by Jack A. Lawrence

Warmer temperatures and the departure             The Canasta Club had a tournament on                Larry Wolfe’s “Slab Building – Clay Carving”
of some of our members for their northern         March 9 and the following members were              class was held in the Ceramics Studio on March
homes are reminders of the long hot summer        winners:                                            24 and was a great success. We’ll now probably
ahead. The majority of our members however        First place: Carol and Joe Oaks                     see a lot more of Larry’s “slabs” done by some of
will still be meeting every Tuesday from 9        Second place: Marilyn Chase and                     our newer ceramicists.
a.m. until noon in the cool and comfortable         Adrienne Hirschfeld                                  The Sun City Palm Desert Arts and Crafts
Idlewild/Saddleback rooms in the Mountain         Third place: Ceil and Larry Feldman                 Show and Sale was held at the Mountain View
View clubhouse. BZB’s remain active with          Fourth place: Annette and Oscar Apodoca             Clubhouse on Friday and Saturday, March 19
their charity work all summer long and wel-         Congratulations to all!                           and 20 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. All that
come those who wish to visit and learn about                                                          attended loved the many beautiful pieces of art

                                                  Car Club
our organization.                                                                                     formed by many of our ceramicists. I believe
  BZB’s wish to thank the Sun City shop-                                                              that the recession has even hit the arts and crafts
pers who supported their booth at the recent      by Phil Kaye                                        world since most of those exhibiting did not do
spring bazaar by purchasing their hand made                                                           quite as well as in past shows.
articles. Also to those who said they had heard   Are you ready for our second annual Golf               Every Wednesday between 10 am and 1
of our work and wanted to support us we           Cart Gymkhana. What the heck is that?               pm most of our best ceramicists are usually
extend a special thank you. As most people        Well, I’ll tell you. On Saturday morning April      present to help you get started on your very
know BZB’s donate all of the money they           17, at 9 a.m., we will be holding our second        first ceramics project. We have three kilns, all
make to charity, they use it to purchase the      annual Golf Cart Gymkhana in the parking            working perfectly now, four pottery wheels and
yarn needed for their projects.                   lot adjacent to the tennis courts. Okay, so         lots of supplies to satisfy all your needs. Visit the
  Attention: A general meeting will be held       far? Our golf cart gymkhana is about you            Ceramics Club room in the Mountain View

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Clubhouse and you’ll be pleasantly surprised       great food, music and lots of surprises!            the beauty of our desert cities first hand, while
at how quickly you can pick up this wonderful        Congratulations to our new slate of officers      enjoying the friendships and experiences of your
art. One of the newest things to get you started   recently sworn in for 2010-11 season. They          fellow riders.
is that we have on hand several beginner pieces    are: President, Mike Joyce; 1st Vice President,        If interested, annual dues are $17 for an
already poured and ready for you to paint and      Frank Allen; 2nd Vice President, Dave Bayles;       individual and $25 per couple. This includes
fire with the help of some of our experts. Just    Treasurer, Mary Rankin; Secretary, Bob              three significant social events during the year
come in on Wednesday to begin your ceramics        Swanson; Tournament Director, Larry Hatch;          (Welcome Back Party, Christmas Party and
career!                                            Membership Co-Chairs, Bill and Sally Wilson;        Going Away Party), which is quite a bargain
   If you can’t find what you want in our          Entertainment Co-Chairs, Jeanne Brusco              for all that’s included. Welcome Back Party is
Ceramics Studio don’t forget to visit Empty        and Jewel Lucken; Course Chairman, Merle            scheduled for Oct. 20 at 5 p.m. at the Tennis
Pockets Ceramics in nearby Bermuda Dunes.          Lucken; Member at Large, Linda Hatch; News          Pavilion.
Their address and open dates can be found in       & Views, Judy Lofton. It is the volunteers that        Our regular monthly meetings are on the
the Studio.                                        make our club such a success! Thank you for         second Wednesday each month. We do not have

Computer Club
                                                   your energy and commitment!                         any meetings scheduled for the summer. Our
                                                     We welcome any new members regardless of          next regular meeting for the year is Oct. 13 at
by Jill Johnson                                    skill level. “Putters” is always a fun time and a   3 p.m. at the Big Bear/Silverwood Room, Lake
                                                   great way to meet new friends and hang with         View Clubhouse.
Our general meeting is on May 25 in                old ones. Give it a try, and we shall see you on       If you are interested, please check out our
Speakers Hall at 2 p.m. We are very                the course!                                         website. See you on the roads!
fortunate to have Denise Welch return from
“Computerworks, Inc.” She will share her
advice on technical toys & other “goodies.”
                                                   Crafty Ladies                                       Desert Dancers
                                                                                                       by Lennie Pine
You won’t want to mis this treat. Also, there
will be nice door prizes, as always.               by Peggy Berryman
  You can read all the club news in our                                                                “For fun and friendship, we are prone.
fantastic “Bits & Bytes” newsletter, online,       We meet 1 p.m. each Tuesday, at the sewing          So we have a club, we call our own.”
in color, at             studio in the Mountain View Clubhouse.                On Tuesday, April 6, we had our graduation
Or pick up a copy in the Computer Lab.             Dues are $5 per year. Our weekly craft projects     night for the beginners this season. It was an
  Don’t forget to mail in your ballots for the     provided are at a minimal fee. We have fun with     ice cream, candle lighting, fun filled graduation
board elections. Ballots must be returned by       exciting projects each week. Come join the fun.     for the beginners as well as the “seasoned”
May 31, 2010 to ballot box in the Computer           The paper arts group meets in the Idyllwild       dancers.
Lab or mailed by May 31, 2010. You can             Room on Wednesday mornings, 9:30 a.m. until           New dancers can sign up and learn to square
include your membership dues in the same           noon. We work on almost anything made on            dance beginning in the fall. Look for the date
envelope-$25 for the year.                         or with paper, but mostly greeting cards and        in your News & Views.
  Our “Snowbirds” are leaving, but the             scrapbooks.                                           Marty Honig chaired the nominating
terrific classes continue. Sign up in the Lab.       Want to try? Come by to see what we are           committee. Election of officers were held
Summer will be here before we know it.             doing.                                              and the following were elected or re-elected
  Happy computing!                                                                                     or drafted: Lennie Pine, President; Marilyn

                                                   Desert Cyclists                                     Baum, Vice President; Bill Wellen, Vice-
                                                                                                       President; Marilyn Frank, Treasurer; Judy Reed,
                                                                                                       Secretary; Olive Cadorette, Membership;
                                                   by Gary W. Schwertly
Couples Putters                                    Summer is just around the corner and we know
                                                                                                         Installation of officers took place at the
                                                                                                       April 11 Sunday Dance with Marty Honig,
by Judy Lofton                                                                                         installing the officers.
                                                   what that means in the desert… hot days and
                                                   warm nights. Be sure to plan your riding for          Thanks, Mary Foley, for leadership with
Hello Putters and would-be putters! Spring
                                                   early in the morning before the temperatures get    the new dancers; Arleen Applebaum. Esther
is here the warm weather upon us and Putters
                                                   too high, carry lots of fluids and take frequent    Meyers and Rita Stern for Tuesday night
is in full swing with two putting sessions held
                                                   breaks to rehydrate!                                refreshment duty and Bill Wellen for making
every Saturday at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Two
                                                     Our Club encourages both men and women            our coffee and helping the others to clean up,
sessions will continue until May 15. At that
                                                   riders to consider joining. We have rides for all   etc. Thanks to Marilyn Baum and Marilyn
time we will putt the early session only and
                                                   abilities (even in the summer), whether you are     Frank and to all the officers for their support
continue with the one session each Saturday
                                                   a beginner or an experienced rider! Please see      and hard work in making the Desert Dancers
through the end of June. Then it will be “lights
                                                   our website at for details.    a successful Club. Also a special thanks to
out” for the summer.
                                                   During the late spring and summer months, our       Norm Alpert for all the wonderful work he
   The end of season luncheon, an old fashion
                                                   rides normally begin between 6 - 7 a.m. from        does with the fliers and notices and Bruce
“Western Hoedown” was held April 24 and
                                                   the Mountain View Clubhouse parking lot and         Baum for communicating to the members.
we had a great turn out. Many came dressed
                                                   offer our riders an opportunity to experience       Thanks to Sunshine gal, Shirly Alpert, thanks
in their best western attire and we all enjoyed

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to all members for their support when needed.            The Financial Club strives to provide educa-          Wed. May 12 at 6:30 p.m. we will be having
For information, call Lennie Pine, at 760-360-        tion regarding financial matters by inviting guest       our end of the season ( til November) variegated
5400.                                                 experts to make presentations to our members at          program in the Oasis rooms.Members only-new
                                                      monthly general meetings, and by furnishing a            and old.

Duplicate Bridge                                      Financial Information Center at the SCPD library.
                                                      The information center features daily newspapers,
                                                      weekly and monthly journals, advisory newslet-
                                                                                                               6:30 p.m. Start a very nice substantial buffet
                                                                                                               7 p.m. Each Roundtable group will discuss a
                                                                                                               different subject. You choose from:
by Phyllis Evans
                                                      ters and books, to assist our members in manag-            a. The middle East
The top 10 players for the month of March, start-     ing their personal financial affairs. In addition,         b. Healthcare/Alternative Medicine
ing with first place, were: Anne Lund, Patricia       Education Workshops on investing, presented in a           c. The Economy
Coontz, Firoza Cooper, Margaret Woloshchuk,           classroom setting, are normally held on the second         d. Immigration
Jean Chappell, Tom Lund, Jan Mendelsohn,              Wednesday of each month. Look for announce-                e. Energy
Marlene Klinger, Jo Anne Cook and Lynn                ments via email, the bulletin boards, and flyers in        f. Jobs and Stimulus
Yarbrough.                                            the clubhouse racks. The Financial Club also has a         g. Election campaigns
   The club played “Stack” games the third week of    page on the website where you can             7:45 p.m. Summation from each moderator
March for Enhanced Master Points. The winners         see the schedule of guest speakers. Join or renew at
                                                                                                               8:30 p.m. Election of new officers ( slate and floor
of those games were, Monday, NLM Pairs, in the        the door for $10 per calendar year.
A/B section were Carol Kramer and Nancy Scott.                                                                 Volunteers for the board of directors
In the C section the winners were Regina Cain and                                                              Members only—new and old
Barbara Holmes. The Tuesday evening Invitational
Pairs game winners were, Jean Chappell and
                                                      Food & Wine                                                Member dues are $10 per person or $15 per

Patricia Coontz. On Friday, March 26, in the Jr.
room the winners were Pamela Cole and Al Stipe.
                                                      Connoisseurs Club                                        couple.

                                                      by Carol Russakow
In the open room, the winners for the A section
were Anne and Tom Lund. The B section winners
                                                      As we near the end of our “season” we may be
                                                                                                               Fun City Bowlers
were Leonard Rebhun and Marvin Feinstein.                                                                      by Carol Saltzman
                                                      thinking about storing left over wine. A question
   After the April 30 game the club held their
                                                      often arises regarding how to tell if a wine is at the   Our season is over; but bowling will continue at
general meeting. Following the meeting everyone
                                                      point where it must be drunk. One way to decide          Fantasy Lanes all summer long, starting May 17.
joined together for the Chili and Hot Dog Party.
                                                      is to look at the color, which is due to various fac-    One of the fun things about summer bowling is
   The club sponsors three ACBL sanctioned
                                                      tors, one of which is its age. A rough fact to keep      that you get to bowl with different people every
sessions, all in the Lakeview Clubhouse. The
                                                      in mind is as white wine ages it gains color; as red     week, and by summer’s end you know everyone.
Monday’s game is open to all Non-Life Masters
                                                      wine ages it loses color. This may help you decide       Sign up is at 12:45 p.m. with practice starting at
(NLM) starting at 8:30 a.m. for the lesson and
                                                      which wines to drink up and which to store.              1 and bowling at 1:15 p.m.. It’s not a bad idea to
then the game; Tuesdays at 6:15 p.m., open game
                                                         Let’s talk informally about this at our end-of-year   show up a bit early to get your team assignment.
with a mini lesson by Anne Lund before play and
                                                      Wine & Cheese event on May 20 from 5 to 7                   Our year-end awards banquet is being held on
Friday at 12:15 p.m. open and 199er games. Call
                                                      p.m. This was such a hit last year that your board       Monday, May 10, in the Sierra Ballroom. No host
Sheila Davis at 333-9222 or email her at skgda-
                                                      decided to repeat it. Great wine and fine cheese         cocktail hour starts at 5:30, with dinner at 6:15 if you need a partner.                will be served, and you’ll have the opportunity to       p.m. If you haven’t already signed up, be sure
                                                      renew your membership for next year. There will          to call Madeline Scott at 760-345-5318 or Gale
Financial Club                                        be a special bargain price of $15 for members and
                                                      $20 for non-members if you join at this time. If
                                                                                                               Singer at 760-345-3614 immediately.
                                                                                                                  Next month I’ll be able to tell you the results of
by R. Kent McDonald                                   you have SCPD friends who might be interested in         our King and Queen of The Hill Tournament as
                                                      joining our club, please feel free to invite them.       well as some of the other highlights of the evening.
We have two meetings this month at Sunset View           Reservations are limited so please submit your        It promises to be a fun evening.
Clubhouse. At the May 12, 2:30 p.m. Workshop          check early! Information can be obtained from our           If you have any questions about the league, give
in the Palm Room, the moderator, Bob Keller a         web site or flyers in all three clubhouses. Checks       Jerry Heinrichs a call at 760-200-0689.
club member, will lead a general discussion about     should be payable to FWCC and put in Box #24
the stock analysis software tool VectorVest, which    at the Mountain View Clubhouse. Membership is
he uses personally.
   The guest speaker at our 2:30 p.m. General
                                                      open to all SCPD residents. Our dues are $10 per
                                                      person, per year.
                                                                                                               Garden Club
                                                                                                               by Audrey Sporleder
Meeting on May 26 in Speaker’s Hall will be a rep-
resentative from the California Dept. of Consumer
Affairs who will tell us “How to Protect Yourself
from Identity Theft.” We are all using the Internet
                                                      Forum Club                                               Don’t miss our last two events before our sum-
                                                                                                               mer hiatus.
                                                      by Arnie Shane                                            May 3 - We will be welcoming back Master
on a daily basis, exposing us to would-be thieves                                                              Gardener, Katherine Botts, as our speaker at
across the globe each time we are online.             What you have been waiting for?

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our last meeting. The Garden Club board
will be serving a light brunch as a “thank you”      Gourmet Club                                          August. Come to the meetings in May and June
                                                                                                           to get your trips planned for the summer.
to our dedicated members for their support           by Bill Peters                                          The next general meeting will be on Monday,
throughout the year. For this luncheon there                                                               May 17 at 7 p.m. in the Sierra Ballroom. Raffle
will be a $5 charge for guests and first -time       The Gourmet Club had a wonderful dinner               price is $25 to be applied to cost of any day trip.
non-members. See our flyer in the clubhouse          last month at P. F. Chang’s. All enjoyed the          Refreshments will be served at the meeting.
kiosks as RSVPs are required for this luncheon.      “family style” dining at this popular                   Remember to bring your water for the trip on
  May 18 - Our first trip ever to the Cal State      restaurant. This month we are going to a big          the bus. We would appreciate everyone being on
Fullerton Arboretum will leave by bus from           favorite of Club members, La Spiga, in Palm           time for the departure and that way we will return
Mountain View Clubhouse parking lot at 8             Desert. All members enjoyed the wonderful             home when we were expected to.
a.m. The arboretum is the largest botanical          dinner we had there two years ago, and we               Have a great holiday weekend.
garden in Orange County with a permanent             are all looking forward to this event.
collection of over 4,000 unique plant spe-             Our dinner will be on Tues., May 25, so
cies. After a docent-led tour of the gardens         please look for your email notice and get
you will have time to visit a Museum and             your reservations in as soon as possible. This
Heritage House located on the grounds. The           will be the final dinner of the regular season.
cost, including a box lunch at a nearby park:          The club will have its spring general
$47 for members, $50 for guests. Although the        meeting early this month on Thursday, May
final date for reservations was April 23, seats on   6, at 2:30 p.m. in the San Gorgornio Room,
the bus may still be available. Please contact       Mountain View Clubhouse. We will have
Barbara Whitener at 760-360-0746. Reserve            an election of officers, and discuss plans
by completing a reservation form available at        for the fall. Please bring your completed
the clubhouse kiosks.                                “Restaurant Surveys” which were distributed
  If you are not a member and want to avoid          at the April dinner.
the guest fees for these two terrific May events,      The Gourmet Club welcomes all Sun City
join now and your membership will extend
through June 2011.
                                                     residents, and membership is only $5 per
                                                     person, per year. With membership, you
                                                                                                           Hiking Club
Oct. 14 - Mark your calendars for our first                                                                by Mike Wilkinson
                                                     will get monthly email notices about our
meeting of the 2010-11 year. Until then, have        dinners. If you have any questions about the
a great summer.                                                                                            Sun City Hikers have chased this seasons mag-
                                                     club, you may contact the following people:           nificent wildflower displays with many April
                                                     Pam Schlaepfer at 760-772-9134 (general               hikes geared to just such a venue. Hikers were
Genealogy                                            information), Marty Maloney at 760-772-
                                                     7764 (email issues), or Bill Peters at 760-
                                                     200-8524 (reservations/membership).
                                                                                                           also rewarded with an up close and person-
                                                                                                           al meeting with the Endangered Fringe-Toed
by Loree Muldowney                                                                                         Lizard.
                                                                                                              The Sun City Hiking Club celebrated the
The Genealogy Club meets on Monday morn-
ings at the Idyllwild/Saddleback Rooms at            Here We Go                                            end of this year’s hiking season with a great
                                                                                                           party held at Papa Dan’s with excellent food and
Mountain View Clubhouse. The meetings
begin at 9:30 a.m. The doors open at 9 a.m. for      Travel Club                                           friendly service. Although many of our seasonal
                                                                                                           hikers and hike leaders have returned home to
those who wish to browse our library holdings        by Barbara Williams                                   cooler climates, the hiking season is not quite
or for exchanging research tips, seeking help,                                                             over.
celebrating successes or just plain socializing.     Happy Mothers Day for all the mothers out there.         The May hiking schedule currently in the
Our schedule:                                        Want to get out of the heat for the day? Attend       kiosks at all three clubhouses provides some
May 3       Open Forum                               one of our cool trips.                                great late hiking season opportunities. Sun
May 10 Open Forum                                       June 5 - “101 Dalmations” - a cool musical -       screen, head cover, and plenty of water are a
May 17 Open Forum                                    Donna Ortega 760-772-6882. This is a hit show         must for all participants. There are no scheduled
May 24 Family Tree Seminar - Barbara Kaye            straight from Broadway. They use 15 live dogs         organized hikes during the hot summer months
May 31 Dark                                          that have been trained especially for the show. We    of June-September. Hike leaders have already
The annual dues for July 2009 through June           have orchestra seats. All you dog lovers will espe-   begun thinking of new adventures for next year.
2010 are $10 and must be paid by check,              cially love this show!                                   For questions regarding the Hiking Club,
accompanied by a completed application form.            July 15 - “Lake Arrowhead” - Ruth Weinberg         check the Sun City Palm Desert Community
Please pick up the form at a meeting, or request        Sept. 30 - “Your Hit Parade” A broadway Musi-      Association website( /hiking club) or
by e-mail to Sally Bradbury at rnsbradbury@          cal Revue - Barbara Williams - 760-772-6891           contact Nina Corwin, Hiking Club president, We have a mailbox in the alcove              Stay tuned for a few other trips coming very       at 760-200-9855 or
across from the post office at MVC. For further      soon as soon as the dates and details are estab-         We hope to see all of our current club mem-
information, contact Mary Christie (1-760-           lished. There are no general meetings in July or      bers as well as new hikers in the fall. Have a
360-9885) or Linda Bennett (1-760-360-1882.)                                                               great summer.

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Home Crafters                                     breakfast (with many goodies) and a bead
                                                  exchange afterwards. This gives us a chance to
                                                  exchange beads we are not using and it is fun to
by Pat Hammond
                                                  see what people want to exchange.
We are a group of people who do various             We also have had various beading lessons from
crafts at home. We will not be holding            our local experts and everyone is sporting some
regular club meetings, only two meetings a        beautiful creations.
year, before each of the SCPD Craft Club            We will be meeting all summer, so when
Shows in the spring and fall. Our members         everything else goes dark, come join us.
are able to sell their crafts in these shows as     We meet in the Mountain View Clubhouse
long as those crafts are not and will not be      Sewing Room on Mondays from 8 a.m. to
made by the other approved craft clubs here       12:30 p.m. and on Thursdays from 8 a.m.
in Sun City. Our members do woodwork,             to 12:30 p.m. in the Whitney Room. When
decorate clothes, make silk flowers, do
needlework, work with gourds, tole paint,
                                                  classes are scheduled, they are held on Mondays
                                                  at 9:00 a.m. Thursdays are a follow up day.          Ladies 9-Holers
etc. For more information, please contact
Pat Hammond/Jerry Tyree at 360-9302.
                                                    Dues are $10 for the year. Come visit anytime.
                                                  We are very social.                                  Golf
                                                                                                       by Judi Murphy

Italian Heritage                                                                                       The annual Hope for the Cure Tournament was
                                                                                                       held on April 15. A fun day was had by all as we
Club                                                                                                   continued the tradition of raising funds for this
                                                                                                       worthy cause.
by Ralph J. Ruggiero                                                                                      The slate of officers for next year: Judi Murphy,
                                                                                                       President; Mary O’Neill, Vice-President; Barb
Hi, everyone.                                                                                          Norris, Treasurer and Elise Santoro, Secretary.
  Well, we are now in our spring and com-                                                              A healthy and happy summer to our snowbirds.
ing is our hot summer. Don’t forget our May                                                               We begin our 7:30 a.m. shotgun play (check
Cook-Off, then on June 12, we are having a                                                             in between 6:30 and 7 a.m.) on Thursday, May
Italian Heritage Movie, to be held in Speakers                                                         6 and continue through June 3. The first day of
Hall at 5 p.m. and ice cream across the hall                                                           summer play will be on June 10. Remember that
in the Oasis Hall after the movie. The June
movie and ice cream is to accommodate our
                                                  Just for Fun                                         during summer play we have tee times reserved
                                                                                                       for us on Thursdays from 6:30-8:30 a.m.
members who are not leaving for the summer.       by Rose Marie Sherry                                    Be sure to renew your membership so that
    Our meetings will then continue back in                                                            you are on the Ladies Nine Holers roster when
September, when we have our Macaroni Din-         As you read May’s News & Views, we will be
                                                                                                       the new season begins July 1, 2010. Call the
ner, headed by our great chef, Les Moresco.       celebrating Mexico’s defeat of the French, Cinco
                                                                                                       Pro Shop to make your own tee time each week
This dinner should even be better than last       De Mayo, on Sunday, May 2. We will also be
                                                                                                       during the summer. You may call as a single, or
years, so don’t forget to attend!                 enjoying Margaritas and Mexican cuisine catered
                                                                                                       reserve as a team giving the Pro Shop the names
  I would like to thank all our committee         by Pueblo Viejo Grill in Indio.
                                                                                                       of each player when you make the reservation.
members, our executive board, and all our           The 2010 season brought several changes to
                                                                                                          I would like to take this opportunity to acknowl-
members, for their participation in all our       our Board. First, we want to thank Angeles Perez
                                                                                                       edge the 2009-10 executive board – Marsha
events. As stated before, due to the fact that    for all of her hard work and energy she gave.
                                                                                                       Anthony, Barb Norris and Elise Santoro as well as
we have our charter, we will continue to bring    Angeles has resigned as Vice President. Without
                                                                                                       all of the Committee Chairs – Nancy Anderson,
our members better quality events. Until we       the continuity that she, Barbara McKee and
                                                                                                       Sandy Yim, Liz Bailey, Katherine Kiesel, Mary
meet again, ciao.                                 Luann Mayer contributed , we would not be in
                                                                                                       Russell, Kathi Lewis, Trudee Miller, Irene Lane,
                                                  the great shape that we are today. We now wel-
                                                                                                       Sally Bradbury, MoDean McCullough, Susan
                                                  come Pam Schlaepfer as our new Vice-President
Jewelry Club
by Audrey Bierman
                                                  and we are certain that Pam will add the same
                                                  kind of enthusiasm and energy.
                                                                                                       Armstrong, Sandy Goldstine, Pat Tourigney,
                                                                                                       Joan Corbett, and Chris McLeroy.
                                                    The final event of the season as we “spring into
                                                  summer” will be a potluck hors d’oevres social
April has had a lot happening. First, we have     for our members on Saturday, June 5. Be pre-
had our election of officers for the new year.    pared to bring and share your favorite appetizer.
We had a very successful year and thank all our   As usual we will supply the liquid refreshments.
board members for a job well done.                  Happy Trails to all summer travelers! See you
  Our election day was a lovely pot luck          in September!

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                                                                                                          in the intermediate-level class are continuing
                                                                                                          to learn new steps on Thursday evenings. They
                                                                                                          welcome more seasoned dancers. Let’s just say
                                                                                                          they are addicted to ballroom dancing, and
                                                                                                          Gary is making them look very good indeed.
                                                                                                            Suffice it to say, the club will be the same
                                                                                                          but with some vital new features starting in
                                                                                                          October 2010 and continuing thru May 2011.
                                                                                                          Everyone is encouraged to join in the fun,
                                                                                                          starting now.

                                                                                                          Mah Jongg Club
Lady Putters                                       Beginners at 10:15 a.m. and Intermediate/
                                                   Advanced at 11:15 a.m. on Mondays/                     by Laurie Goffman
by Diane Severson                                  Wednesdays in the Dance Studio at Sunset
                                                   View Clubhouse. Do come and join us as we              Congratulations to the winners of the March
Putt With The Pro Winners                          dance all year.                                        15 SCPD Mah Jongg tournament!
March 10:                                            There is a new slate of board members for              Eve Inkeles         380
Chris Acosta–38, Helene Bohatsch–35                the 2010-11 year:                                        Lois Solot          345
Jo Ganassin–37, Rita Goldman–37                      President - Tom Murphy                                 Bernie Hambas 335
Rita Goldman–37, Harriett Johnson–38                 1st Vice-President - Simha Skinner                     Sharon Reed         290
Bonnie L. Jones–36, Jo Kirsch–38                     2nd Vice-President - Marilyn Gruen                     Jan Fishbein        285
Phyllis Kreu–38, Eleanor Kusler–37                   Secretary - Matty Scott                                Pearl Stewart       250
Beverly Lassiter–38, Jackie Ludwig–37                Treasurer - Adriana Moyers                             Peg Pyne            245
MaryAnn Manion–38, Marie McDermott–34                Resident Instructor - Dottie Lord                      Marilyn Barris      235
Chris McLeroy–35, Tami Melone–36                     Committee Members - Lucy Reyes,                        Harriet Rodman 235
Francie Mocerino–38, Mareka Montegnies–36            Decorations and Claire Dosier, Publicity               Esther Kay          225
Marilee Morgan–38, Marilyn Morsch–38                 If you have any questions, please call our             Elizabeth Dani      210
Shirley Muegge-35, Bev Nelson–36                   President Tom Murphy at 760-772-3902.                    Marge Holmes        210
Arlys Oesterling–36, Jean Richards–37              Again, Happy Trails to all and hope to see you           Shel Friedman       210
Marie Ryskowski–37, Fredi Shalita–37               on Mondays and Wednesdays.                               Sydelle Friedman 210
Lois Stehr–37, Judy Turner–35                                                                               Dorothy Rieger 210

                                                   Love To Dance
Joan Willis–36                                                                                               We had an outstanding tournament - 76
  30 winners – average score – 36.6! Wow!                                                                 participants, oodles of door prizes, a wonderful
  Flag On The Fringe Tournament winners            by Glenn Webb                                          buffet lunch, and as you can see above, 15
March 17:                                                                                                 winners!
Judi Garman, Shirley Guffey, Cecilia Hill,         The summer is upon us! Most of the snow                   Put Thursday, July 8 on your calendar for the
Luann Mayer, Marie O’Connor, Ruth Peyton           birds in the club have flown (or driven) north,        annual half-day SCPD Mah Jongg tournament.
and Bette Samuli.                                  and the faithful few of us who go into hiber-          It will be an afternoon tournament, starting at
  Congratulations, ladies!                         nation to cope with the summer heat will be            12:30 p.m. and registration information will be
  Edie Buccieri and Barbara Hershey will           dancing in our fabulous dance studio under             posted about June 1. We will serve snacks plus
be in charge of summer putters. Awards &           Gary Dubb’s instruction.                               chocolate-dipped strawberries and bananas.
Installation of new officers will be held at the     The new board for Love to Dance (Faye
May 26 luncheon.                                   Sloan President, Jack King Vice President,
                                                   Anita Dunn Secretary, and Larry Lewis                  Men’s Niners
Line Dance                                         Treasurer) all had their irons in several fires last
                                                   month. (Poor Jack literally lived through a fire
                                                                                                          by Dave Von Kaenel

by Claire Dosier                                   that destroyed his home and made the local             Recently we had our Club Championships;
                                                   news.) Three of them were very busy with the           here are the winners: Club Champion, Low
It is time to say “Happy Trails” to some of our    Performing Arts Club (great job, guys, on the          Gross: Jack Ludwig; Flight A: Tie between
Snowbird dancers, safe travels home and we         Bach to Rock show!) As a result, they have not         Ed Burrier & Jerry Oehler; Flight B: Joe
look forward to seeing you with us next fall.      had a chance to consolidate plans for the new          Karlowitsch; Flight C: William Johnson;
This past season has been growing one, more        season as promised.                                    Flight D: Tom Teasley. Congratulations to all
people are putting line dance into their regular     Depending on how many beginners sign up              the these golfers.
schedule.                                          this month, the beginning class will continue            A reminder to all members, it is time to
   We are still dancing our regular classes,       on Wednesdays from 2-4 p.m. Three couples              renew for 2010-11. The dues are the same,

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                                                     Lakeview Fitness Center, Tuesday at 7:30 a.m.
                                                     Cut-off time is 8:10 a.m. and putting starts at
                                                     8:30 a.m.
                                                       If you have any questions, call Bill Wilson at

                                                     Model Railroaders
                                                     of the Desert
                                                     by Dick Lane
                                                     The train crew is engaged in a major maintenance
$25 made payable to Men’s Niners, please send
to Dick Kopel, 78418 Desert Willow Dr., PD           program for the locomotives on both the HO
                                                     and N gauge layouts. Scenery work is always
                                                                                                          Mountain Vista
                                                                                                          Ladies Golf
92211, or put it in the box below the computer
at Santa Rosa. New members are welcome,              ongoing, which keeps the crew “tuned in” and
please call Bob Funk at 760-834-8844, Jim at         focused.
                                                       Visitors are always welcome and grandchildren      by Jimmie Nelsen
760-469-8279, or Dave at 760-360-8816 for
information.                                         are invited to help operate the trains on the N
                                                     gauge layout. The club has a number of social        Meet Carol Stevens, our 2010 Club Champion
May Schedule:                                                                                             of Mt. Vista Ladies Golf Club. Carol even man-
May 6         Medal Play Santa Rosa                  get-togethers throughout the year including
                                                     outings to railroad related attractions. A monthly   aged to shoot a “77” on that blistery cold March
May 13        Two Best Balls San Gorgonio                                                                 12. She will be given a diamond in the medal-
May 18        Board Meeting 9 a.m.                   breakfast meeting is held at Coco’s, usually on
                                                     the first Wednesday of each month at 8:30 a.m.       lion she won last year. Yes, she is a repeat winner.
May 20        Scramble, Santa Rosa                                                                        Carol also received a trophy and will have another
May 27        Low Gross-Low Net                      The next breakfast meeting will be on May 5.
                                                       The train room is open on Monday,                  listing on the wall of champions. The runner up
              San Gorgonio                           Wednesday & Friday from 8:30 to 11 a.m. in           this year was Jackie Schaffer. We congratulate the
  Sign up by noon on Saturday for the next           the Shasta Room. Persons interested in joining       winners in all flights.
Thursday, our check-in is new time at 6:45-          the club are encouraged to drop in to the               One king was chosen by three ladies to play in
7:15 a.m., and tee off at 7:30 a.m. Please check     train room and check things out. You’ll find         our “King for a Day” tournament on March 16.
the website or clubhouse for any changes each        a very congenial group, eager to explain the         Some kings even bravely agreed to dress up for
week.                                                construction and workings of the layout and          the honor. All our kings were treated to a Papa
“Your clubs.” -Jackie Gleason, when asked by         offering lots of unsolicited advice on any and all   Dan’s catered luncheon in the pavilion at the end
Toots Shor what to give the caddie after shooting    subjects.                                            of play.
211                                                                                                          Our Spring Member Guest Day on March 30
                                                                                                          was enjoyed by 168 participants. Diane Delgado

“Menz Putterz”                                       Mountain Vista                                       and Georgia Kennedy along with their commit-
                                                                                                          tee did a fantastic job and we appreciate all their
by Bill Wilson                                       Couples Golf                                         hard work.
                                                                                                             Hard to believe, but we are getting ready for
The Menz Putterz had a good turnout at the           by Pam Almquist                                      next season. Ladies, please remember to pay your
March 30 annual awards luncheon at Ventana.                                                               2010-11 dues of $70 by May 31. Otherwise,
Prizes were given to the winners of the tour-        Our next tournament is on June 5, with sign up       on June 1 you will be unable to post scores
nament that ran the second week of January,          from May 13 to 27. It is the last tournament of      anywhere. Download the form from the web-
February and March. Bob Young and Larry              the season and will be one best ball per couple      site You can mail it to Anne
Barker were tied for first place. They had a play    and the couples will be selected by computer, a      Hansen, bring it to a Tuesday play day, or put it
off and tied again. The second and final play        great way to meet new people. The new season         in the mail slot under the computer in the Santa
off was won by Larry. Congratulations to Larry       begins November 2010 with our new board.             Rosa Pro Shop.
for his fifth consecutive year in winning the          If you are considering joining Mountain               So, we say so long to our snowbirds. See you
championship! Additional results for all flights     Vista Couples Club, simply go to our website         next fall.
are listed on our web site.                          at and if you have any further
  We have 131 members this year, an increase         questions, contact our membership director
over last year. Come out and join us on              Pat Tanner at
Tuesday mornings for some fun and com-                 You can join Mountain Vista Couples Club
petitive putting. Membership dues are $10 per        and obtain a GHIN number from SCGA by
year. The dress code is a blue collared shirt with   an application available on our website.
our logo; available for purchase at sign-up at

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Mountain Vista                                      come to join Music Buffs. Our annual dues
                                                    are only $5 per person, payable at the door.       Performing
Men’s Golf
                                                    Our dues entitle you to attend a performance
                                                    on the first Monday of each month, through         Arts Club
by Bob DeLuca                                       June, 2010. Come a few minutes early and           by John Abramson
                                                    join! Refreshments will be served following the
We have just concluded a month of tourna-           musical presentation.                              Summer is now upon us and the Performing
ments. First was the Presidents Cup, followed         Questions? Call Ernie Charney, 360-9466.         Arts Club has had a very good season with
by the annual Roadrunner Invitational and                                                              successful shows in March and April. If you
concluding with the final tally of our multiple                                                        missed our April musical production, you
winner 16 event RX Cup.
   The winners of the President’s Cup were:
                                                    Off Broadway Club                                  missed a great show. It was well attended
                                                                                                       and the audiences loved it. Thanks to Roz
Flight A – Dick Laker; Flight B – Nick Ingrao;      by Barbara Newmark                                 Warren Heller and her cast and crew for all
Flight C – Bob Grenert; and Flight D – Chuck                                                           the hard work and a job well done. We are
Devalon.                                            On Wednesday May 19 we have the pleasure           already looking forward to getting to work
   The Roadrunner winners were: Low Gross           of presenting Cathedral City High School           on next season. Our first show will be in
“A”: Carl Bode and Taylor Cox and Low Gross         Symphonic Band. They just recently toured          October so keep a lookout for the publicity.
“B”: Don Leibman and Mark Shields; Low              England and Wales. Their performances                The Performing Arts Club would like to
Net “A”: Bruce Blank and David Lieberman            were a huge success.                               thank all the residents of Sun City for their
and Low Net “B”: James Vogts and Henry                Since this is our last production for the        support during this year and year’s past. If
Hoppe. The putting contest winner was Ed            season, I personally want to thank everyone        you have any interest in joining our group
Burrier.                                            on the Off Broadway Board, the refreshment         feel free to make it to one of our meetings.
   Congratulations to the more than seventy         committee, and to everyone else who helped         Our general meeting is the fouth Monday
winners of the RX Tournament which began            when we needed them:                               of every month at 3 p.m. in the Lakeview
Nov. 4 and concluded March 31. The big win-           A very special thanks to Perry Jeres who         Clubhouse and our Repertory Group meets
ners were: 1. Frank Allen, 2. Nick Ingrao, 3.       makes it possible for us to see and hear the       to read and act out scenes from different
J.J.Montegnies, 4. Bert Sike and 5. Paul Loria.     entertainers;                                      plays on Monday mornings in the Sunset
   We are actively soliciting members to run          To all our members who have supported us         View Clubhouse.
for the board of directors. We appear to have       through the years, I thank you. Without you          Hope to see you all there.
a full slate at this time, but we encourage any     there would be no Off Broadway;
interested member to throw his hat in the ring.
   Remember: The less skilled the player, the
                                                      To Burt, a very special thank you for all his
                                                    behind-the-scenes tireless help.
                                                      This season was wonderful. I will spend my
                                                                                                       Pet Lovers Club
more likely he is to share his ideas about your                                                        by Roz Landsman
swing.                                              summer looking for next season’s performers,
                                                    hoping to have a full schedule before our first    Our last meeting of the year will be the annual
                                                    production.                                        picnic and I’m sure you are all looking forward
Music Buffs                                           All of us on the Off Broadway board wish
                                                    you a very healthy, happy, cool, and fun
                                                                                                       to it. If you haven’t made your reservations,
                                                                                                       please let Joanne know how many are coming
by Ernie Charney                                    summer.                                            and what kind of sandwich you would like.
                                                                                                          As our year draws to a close, I would like
On Monday, May 3, in the Sierra Ballroom, at                                                           to thank my wonderful board members for
7:30 p.m., Music Buffs will present The Sage
Brush Rhythm Kickers, a five-piece Country          Pan Club                                           making this year so easy for me. It has been a
                                                                                                       total pleasure to serve as your president. Most
Western Band. This should be a fun show.            by Debby Goldfarb                                  of us will be returning next year with terrific
  We have announced our 15th Sunday                                                                    programs each month and lots of camaraderie
Concert Series as follows:                          The Pan tournament is over and once again          and bragging rights.
Nov. 10       Rita Moreno                           the day was so enjoyable. Lunch was great as          As always, remember the safety concerns
Dec. 12       Plaid Tidings                         always and our lovely centerpieces were not        during the hot months. Provide lots of
2011                                                only beautifully decorated but meaningful.         drinking water, don’t leave your animals in the
Jan. 9        Music in the Miller Mode              Bags donated by Stater Bros. were decorated        car and use booties to prevent burning those
             w/the King Sisters & Peter Marshall    by Marilyn Barris, filled with non-perishable      little paws during walks.
Feb. 13       Davis Gaines & Trio                   food products by our players, and donated             My name is Roz and my number is 772-
March 13        Frankie Avalon                      to Martha’s Kitchen. Thank you to all our          4832 if you have any questions.
  If you wish to subscribe for the Sunday           snowbirds who are getting ready to leave for the
Concerts, applications are available in all three   summer. Have a great time, keep well, and we
clubhouses.                                         look forward to seeing you in the fall.
  All Sun City Palm Desert residents are wel-

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Quilters Club                                       lucks and activities. Our next potluck will be
                                                    in late May or into June. Call Maddi Scott,
by Sharon McCreary                                  our coordinator, at (760)772-3902. She will
                                                    call you or send you an email with the de-
Here’s a question. Are the ladies you see sitting   tails. We just elected new officers who will
in Sunrise Clubhouse with quilts on their laps      take their places on the board in July.
cold? No. It’s just some of the quilters meeting      New friends join our group every month.
every Friday morning to do their hand quilt-        Be sure to call Maddi to let her know of your
ing and visit. Beautiful work, ladies.              interest in joining. Dues are only $5 per per-
    If you see some unique purses around Sun        son each year.
City, it’s just the results of the workshop with
batik fabric and the gorgeous work some more
of our quilters have done.
                                                                                                       Conklin, worked diligently and came up with
    Thanks to all the ladies who participated
                                                                                                       a fine selection of officers to pilot our RV Club.
in the block of the month project. Look for
                                                                                                       Thank you Mary Conklin, Andi Helgen, and
those quilts to be displayed in the quilt room.
                                                                                                       Terry Wherlock.
I’ll report soon as to how many quilts were
                                                                                                          Las Vegas was a good trip in April, nobody
                                                                                                       had to come home via Greyhound. I have been
    Watch for changes and more information
                                                                                                       told that Hoover dam is still in place in the
and pictures on the website
                                                                                                       Black Canyon, not Boulder Canyon.
or Channel 98.
                                                                                                          May 10-14 are the rally dates set in the
                                                                                                       Joshua Tree Sportsman RV Park. Keyes Point

Racquet Club
by Ron Chovance
                                                                                                       is a must, Joshua Park Tree Park itself ( show
                                                                                                       your golden pass or get one for $10 or so) is
                                                                                                       beautiful, wildflowers abound, however, never

The Racquet Club enjoyed another wonderful
                                                    Rummy Q                                            back up while gawking on or off the trails.
                                                                                                          In September, the SCPD RV Club invades
“Gala Evening” with its members and guests.
                                                    by Pat Ankeny                                      Columbia, CA Pencil Sept. 22-27. Get your
This event was contributed to by all your board                                                        deposits to Jane Berke. Anyone not yet a mem-
                                                    Play the easy-to-learn, brain-stimulating tile     ber might join for $10.00 per person. This is
members with extra energy and hard work and
                                                    game of RummyQ, as over 100 members of             going to be one great journey. Once you leave
we thank you.
                                                    our club enjoy. No partner or reservations are     the 49er RV Park you don’t have to go straight
   The mixer for Saturday May 15, “May
                                                    needed. We meet at the Lakeview clubhouse          home as there is plenty of Hwy 49 to explore.
Mayhem”, is available and scheduled for 9
                                                    on the third Thursday each month, year-               As usual, the primary aim of the club is to
a.m./9:30 a.m. Greg Howser will provide his
                                                    round, for game fun and refreshments.              have fun and put one’s woes aside while meet-
usual and unusual bag of goodies.
                                                      Dues are a bargain at $5 for the 2010            ing new folks and renewing friendships.
   As summer approaches and travel begins to
                                                    calendar year. (Pay by check only: “SCPD
take place, we hope you as members and your
                                                                                                       Social Bridge
guests have enjoyed a fantastic season with your
                                                      Our next meeting will be on May 20. Wear
Racquet Club.
                                                    your member nametag and bring your game
   As new and existing board members begin to                                                          by Mearl Lucken
                                                    set. Sign-in early at 6:30 p.m. and enjoy a hot
make the transition, effective Sept. 1, we look
                                                    dog and chips before game play at 7 p.m.
forward to a new season.                                                                               The following are the March Social Bridge
                                                        If you have questions or need lessons, call
   We of the current board, wish to thank the                                                          winners and runners up:
                                                    Barry Cohen 772-4825 or Dianne Prara 200-
members of the Racquet Club for their input and                                                        Monday winners
support. You make this club what it is.                                                                Phill & Ruth Rees 5720
   The thought for the month is: The applause of                                                       Suzy Fortinberry & Donna Ponte 6380
a single human being is of great consequence.
                                                    RV Club                                            Barbara Mitrosky & Jane Bounasera 5740
                                                                                                       Toni & Dick Laker 6210
Rainbow Circle of                                   by Fred Barden                                     Jeanne Heer & judy Hodson 5510
                                                                                                       Runners up
Friends & Family
by Ginni Rassieur
                                                    The new officers are firmly ensconced in their
                                                    respective seats. Don Fox, president, Andi
                                                    Helgen, vice-president, Joan Balaris, secretary,
                                                                                                       Suzy Fortinberry & Al Glickman 5630
                                                                                                       Irma Marsh & Louise Ammar 5500
                                                                                                       Ruth Spear & Gordon Marsh 5700
                                                    and Norann Kay, treasurer. Congratulations         Judy Paul & Rudy Langer 6170
We warmly welcome all gay men and lesbi-            are in order.                                      Ruth & Phill Rees 5130
ans and friends and parents to our social pot-        The Nominating Committee, chaired by Ed          Friday winners

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Ron Loken & Pat Reese 7450                           His email address is            Do you have the itch to stitch? Stop in and see
Gordon & Irma Marsh 5860                             Sign up to play by 10 a.m. each Monday.            what’s going on.
Toni & Dick Laker 8240                                                                                    Questions? Call Val Saul at 200-9267. Also,
Ebb Harris & Dave Moberly 6700
Runners up
Art Mintz & Fran Hillinger 6770
                                                     Stained Glass                                      check the website or Channel
                                                     by Rita Swimmer
Kathy Boyd & Ruth Spear 5850
Donna Ponte & Suzy Fortinberry 6480
Toni & Dick Laker 6400
                                                     Happy Spring to all members and residents!         Sun City Singers
                                                     Our Spring Arts and Crafts Show & Sale in          by Ruth Compton
   We are averaging about 16 tables on Fridays,      March was well attended and many beautiful
and about 13 tables on Mondays, so we still          stained glass pieces found new homes. Club         Following our very well-received and success-
have room for more players. Our players are          members will be working over the summer            ful “An American Showcase” concert, we have
serious, but not to the extent that we don’t         in the cool workshop and the Fall Show will        resumed rehearsals as of Thursday, April 8, and
have fun. We offer six tables on Monday in           offer an even larger number of pieces for you      continuing until and through Thursday, May
the “small room” for those who feel they may         to choose from for holiday gifts (and yourself).   20. We will be dark June, July, and August. Our
not know the game well enough to play in a              The club’s annual election of officers and a    season will begin on Thursday, Sept. 9.
“timed game” atmosphere. Come join us every          general meeting was held Wednesday, April            We are now accepting new members and
Monday and Friday at noon. We have a great           7, at 12:30 p.m., in the Whitney Room.             preparing for our next concert date - Thursday,
time!                                                Results of the election will be published in       Dec. 9. We welcome all who enjoy singing in
                                                     next month’s News & Views and minutes of the       four-part harmony. From Thursday, April 8,

Solos Club                                           general meeting will be posted on the bulletin
                                                     board in the Whitney Room.
                                                                                                        until Thursday, May 20, we will rehearse only on
                                                                                                        Thursdays in Mountain View Clubhouse from
                                                                                                        6:15 - 8:30 p.m.
by Kerry Greene                                         Class information, club updates and pho-
                                                     tos can be viewed at our web page on the
El Pollo Loco will provide some great food for       Association’s website: http://www.scpdcaclubs.
our dinner event at the Lakeview Clubhouse on        com/activities/clubs/stainedglass/home.htm.
Saturday, May 15. The menu will be chicken,          Take a minute to look at the “Photo Gallery”
black beans, veggies, chips & salsa, and the usual   pages and see the beautiful creations of some of
beverages. Musical entertainment provided by         our members.
John Golia. Deadline for sign up is Tuesday, May        We invite you to visit us in the Whitney
11th. Cost is $15 per person. Check in time is       Room during our workshop hours (1–4 p.m.,
5:30 with dinner at 6 p.m. Call Marilyn at 760-      Monday through Friday) and watch us at
360-8089 for more info. Check our May flyer          work. Information on the club and classes are
available at all clubhouse kiosks for start times    available from the workshop monitor, also.
and sign-up sheets.                                  Members may purchase glass, supplies and
  SOLOS Bowling will be dark this month and          tools and check out catalogs from our large
                                                     library during workshop hours.
                                                                                                        Sun City Softball
through the summer – watch for new announce-
ments in the fall. Info: Marlene 360-0779 or Bev
  Solos Trivia will meet on Tuesday, May and         Stitch ‘N Sew                                      by Dave Hansen
Tuesday, May 18 from 4 to 6 p.m., in the             by Sharon McCreary                                 The official league season ended in March with
Mountain View Clubhouse. Call Susan Goldberg                                                            the very purple Roadrunners winning both the
for info - 200-0056.You don’t have to be a trivia    A BIG Thank You from Millie Gilbertsen to          league and championship playoffs for the second
expert -- you may just happen to remember that       all our “t-Shirt” sewers. There have been 30       year in row. Dan Pinchiff’s shutout pitching
one bit of information that will help your team      t-shirts made and given to charity. Of course,     supported by timely hitting from Chris Beck,
win. Bring your own snacks and beverages.            we couldn’t have done it without Millie’s class    Ed Nash, Rod Gale, Ron Armour and some guy
  Happy Hours continue at Martini Lounge             and her unwavering patience with us. Thank         named Maloney, bested the Coyotes who were
every Monday and Thursday at 4 p.m.                  you Millie.                                        runners-up for the second year in a row as well.
  Play billiards Tuesdays at 4:30 p.m., Sunset          A number of different sewing ideas have been      The unofficial season is never-ending, however,
View Clubhouse – call Laird at 772-7841.             presented and with the help of some of our         with a soon-to start pick-up game on Monday,
  SOLOS Putters sign in Thursdays at 9:45            members we will learn some new things.             an invite game on Tuesday and an informal mini-
a.m., Lakeview Clubhouse. For info, call Marlene        It’s that time of year again when some of our   season each Thursday through May. If you are
Armendariz at 360-0779 or Bev Lassiter at 200-       members pack up and head for their other home      interested in participating, call Commissioner Bill
4577.                                                or travels. Thanks to each and every one of you    Carlisle at 760-360-5575.
  Solos Golf continues on our beautiful courses.     for your loving sewing ideas and help that have
Please call Emerson Brigham at (951) 640-8899.       gone to charity.

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                                                                                         Chartered Club News
Sunshine Club                                         Veterans Club                                      traveled to Europe decided to adopt the French
                                                                                                         custom of adding a vineyard to their property.
                                                                                                         European vines, especially Cabernet Sauvignon,
by Betty Oeding                                       by Angus Desveaux
                                                                                                         Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot and Semillon from
                                                      We are proud to announce an exciting Me-           Bordeaux were brought to Chile starting in the
The desert season has ended, but the Sunshine                                                            1850s. A few families even invited French enol-
Club volunteers serve our community all sum-          morial Weekend series of performances in our
                                                      Ballroom. Scheduled for May 28, 29 and 30,         ogists to Chile to make the wines. Then in the
mer long. Money earned from the collection                                                               1980s the vineyards of France and all of Europe
and recycling of aluminum cans provides funds         your Veterans Club, in conjunction with the
                                                      General Patton Memorial Museum, is host-           were devastated by phylloxera, a plant louse that
for the gifts for ill and bereaved residents. Jim                                                        destroys the wine roots. The vineyards of Chile
Taquino and his Recycling Committee need a            ing an original USO style “A Salute To The
                                                      Troops” show featuring the Coachella Val-          were not affected and remain free of phylloxera
man with a van or truck to join their group and                                                          to this day. When the European vineyards were
help with collections and transportation of the       ley High School Visual and Performing Arts
                                                      Academy (CVHSVPA).                                 replanted with phylloxera-resistant American
donated cans every few weeks. This would be                                                              rootstocks grafted to their vines, Chilean exports
a real service to your community and you will           We have formed a relationship with The
                                                      CVHSVPA and the General Patton Memo-               to Europe declined.
be working with a great group of guys. Please                                                               In the 1980’s, owners of California and French
call Jim at 769-772-4787 if you can spare a           rial Museum to bring you this new and fresh
                                                      approach to Memorial Day. Our larger venue         wineries established joint ventures with Chilean
little extra time.                                                                                       producers. Even Baron Eric de Rothchild of
   We welcomed Sherry Markowitz as a district         gives this highly praised and professional pro-
                                                      duction access to a greater audience than in       Chateau Lafite-Rothchild in Bordeaux bought
representative from District 14 at our April                                                             a half interest in Los Vascos winery, Chile has
meeting. We are always eager to have new              the past. The entertainment consists of a com-
                                                      bination of seasoned amateurs with added           adopted the latest wine making technology and
members and are especially happy to have                                                                 is an important wine producer in the world.
replacements for those that leave for the sum-        professional entertainers to provide an overall
                                                      patriotic, lively and appropriate event for Me-       Next dinner – May 20!
mer. This is a great way for new residents to
get to know their neighbors and people in their       morial Day. This will be their 7th Memorial
district. Please call Edie Buccieri 770-360-
7924 if you would like to join us.
                                                      Day performance saluting the armed forces.
                                                        The shows will be held on an extended stage      Writers Circle
                                                      to accommodate over 60 energetic singing           by Gail Ryan
                                                      and dancing professionals and talented stu-
Trim ‘N’ Tone                                         dent performers. You won’t want to miss this
                                                      event. Ticket sales will be in the MVC April
                                                                                                         The Writer’s Circle will meet Wednesday, May
                                                                                                         5 at 2 p.m. in the Canyon Room of the Sunset
by Judy Egendorf                                      19 through May 30.                                 View Clubhouse.
                                                        Quarterly General Membership Meet-                 Members have been enjoying reading five
You know that spring has arrived because the
                                                      ings - held in Speakers Hall at 2 p.m. the first   pages of their works in progress and
snowbirds have migrated back to colder climes
                                                      Thursday of March, June, September & De-           being critiqued by our own expert, Phyllis
and the thermometer is approaching the triple
                                                      cember.                                            Humphry. Phyllis will also discuss her
digits. But just because it’s hot doesn’t mean you
                                                        Board Meetings - fourth Tuesday each             upcoming play for June 10,11, & 12 to be
should give up on staying in shape. It’s time to
                                                      month at 9:30 a.m. in the Big Bear Room,           performed in the Sierra Ballroom.
exercise indoors by joining us at Trim ‘N’ Tone.
                                                      Lakeview Cubhouse. For information contact           Come on out and read with us or expand
   Our low-impact class is taught by great instruc-
                                                      Angus Desveaux – (760) 834-9013.                   your knowledge of your craft. Several of our
tors and open to women and men. It costs $4
per class or $25 per month and is held M-W-F                                                             members have published books this past year,
from 8 to 9 a.m. and every T-Th-Sat. from 8
to 9:30 a.m. at the Dance Studio, Sunset View
                                                      Wine Tasters                                       maybe you could be next.

Clubhouse. If your mornings are too full, come
join us on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30 to
                                                      by Abe Young
                                                                                                         Yacht Club
5:30 p.m.                                             A wonderful three-day wine tasting trip was        by Dick Lane
   We also have lots of fun events throughout the     enjoyed by 56 members who dined, wined, and
year. We had a great time at our Mardi Gras party     had fun in the San Simeon – Cambria areas. A       The Sun City Yacht Club is engaged in the
in late March and in April enjoyed a fun-filled       huge thanks to our Travel Chairs, Carl & Janet     sailing of radio controlled boats, both sail
trip to Laughlin and Las Vegas. Join us and you’ll    Olsen who are already planning next year’s         and power. Regattas are held every Thursday
see that Trim ‘N’ Tone is an energizing way to        event! Review pictures on our website.             afternoon at 1 p.m. at the Round Lake located
start the day!                                          Spanish Conquistadors planted the first          at the east end of the golf path east of Donny
   For more information, call Rozzie Perlmuth at      vineyards in Chile in 1551, almost two hun-        Circle. The 2009-10 racing season is underway
760-200-0835.                                         dred years before vines were introduced to         and will continue through the end of April.
                                                      California and Australia. In the early part of     The summer regatta season willrun from May
                                                      the nineteenth century, after the Spaniards were   through Oct.1.
                                                      defeated, a number of wealthy families who           Three classes of sailboats are sanctioned: The

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Chartered Club News
CharteredClub News
Northwind 36, Soling 1 meter and the 12” long        760-345-7234 or Dave Inkeles at 760-360-
Footy. The boats are sold assembled or in kit        9098.
form and are available new or from members
here in SC. Sailboats of varying lengths are
welcome to join the fleet and will sail in a newly                     Do we have your
established open class fleet.                                          email address?
   The club enjoys three social events during
the sailing season which includes spouses and
friends. The club business meetings are held            Please provide the front desk with your
                                                                                                                                May 2010
at a restaurant off site. Persons interested in         email address to receive the latest and
information should drop by the Round Lake               greatest community information.                                Published Monthly by
for some “boat talk” or contact Dick Lane at                                                                           Sun City Palm Desert
                                                                                                                      Community Association
                                                                                                                      38180 Del Webb Blvd.
                          Important Notice for Readers!                                                               Palm Desert, CA 92211

     Club and Resident Group articles are directed to the members of the particular club or group                          Newsletter Staff
         addressed and should not be construed as either fact or as an editorial opinion piece.
                                                                                                                 News & Views Committee
                                                                                                                     Chair, Pat DeLuca
                                                                                                               Dave Nay, Committee Advisor
                                                                                                              Sunny Kreis Collins, Joy Porrello,
                    Important Notice for Contributors!                                                          Cindy Rathbun, Nancy Weil,
                                                                                                                   Edie Whitman-Buccieri
     Club and Resident Group articles are due on the first business day of each month. Publication                    Special thanks to
     of articles received after that time is NOT guaranteed. If your Club or Resident Group article             Inez Calley, Staff Photographer
      is over the word limit (which changes from 250 words to 100 words in June through
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     September), News & Views staff will edit for length, clarity and grammar. To guarantee the                      Chair, Sue Kaplan
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                                           the word limit. Thanks!                                           Arnie Kaminsky, Sam Kaplan, Lyn
                                                                                                              Morse, Dave Nay, Pat Palladino,
                                                                                                                         Jim Stucker

            Notes of Appreciation                                                                                  Distribution Group
                                                                                                            Organizers, John & Bonnie Willacker
                                                                                                                Dedicated Volunteer Staff
My husband, Lee Bronstein, passed away March         We wish to thank Cesar Castellanos, Catering
11th. He loved living here in Sun City for over      Manager; Juan Bautista, Chef; Eduardo and his                 Editor/Production/Design
sixteen years. He would be very proud of all the     waitress; and Bill the Bartender for all their help               Grace Taylor Segal
wonderful tributes, flowers, plants, cards sent      in making our 50th Anniversary a very special
                                                                                                                          Assistant Editor
with loving notes and phone calls to ask what can    day. Thanks goes to Fitz, Laurie and Stu for                         Sophia desRoches
they do for me. Thank you one and all. There is      providing the entertainment.
no better place to live and find such wonderful      Bev & Dick Reinhart and Family                                            Printing
friends.                                                                                                                    AceDirect, Inc.
Isabel Bronstein                                     I would like to express my gratitude to all my
                                                     friends for their prayers, meals, cards, flowers,               Style guide—based on
I want to thank all our friends for all the kind     calls and concern during my recent surgery and                New York Times Style Guide.
thoughts, cards, plants & flowers. The gift basket   recovery. Added thanks to Lady Putters, Sunshine
from the Sunshine Club was gorgeous and really       Club and Karaoke. Again, thank you.                   News & Views is distributed by District Delegates
                                                                                                           and their volunteers. Residents may purchase a mail
cheered me. Thank you so much. I am finally          Bev Reinhart                                          subscription at the Community Association office for
home and doing well. Chuck is getting me                                                                   $48 per year ($4 per issue) to cover mailing and handling
                                                                                                           costs. If you would like to advertise in News & Views, call
around and I’ll be seeing all of you very soon in                                                          200-2241 for current rates and information. SCPDCA
                                                                                                           provides this publication for informational purposes
this wonderful caring community.                                                                           only, and neither endorses nor promotes any products or
Donna Hillman                                                                                              services advertised herein and assumes no responsibility
                                                                                                           or liability for statements made herein.

     42 Chartered Club News | May2010
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                                       FREQUENTLY CALLED NUMBERS
    Sun City Palm Desert                                 Lakeview Fitness Ctr. 200-4212                         Public Fax
    Community Association                                LEC                          200-2213                  (in Post Office)            200-2219

                                                         Martini’s Lounge/                                      Register a Guest            345-4278
    Banquet Services            200-2242
                                                         The Daily Grind              200-2235                  Resident Billing            200-2132
    Boulevards                  200-2109
    Communications              200-2241                 Mountain View                                          Sunset View       200-2150
    News & Views Office                                  Association Office           200-2222                  Clubhouse/Finance
    (Advertising—Display & Classified)                   Mountain View                                          R.V. Desk                   200-2178
    The Wheel                                            Fitness Center               200-2232
    Community Patrol 360-6026                            Papa Dan’s                                             Automated System 200-2296
    (Gatehouse)                                          at the Vista Grille          360-3456
    Compliance                  200-2205                 Post Office                  200-2236                  Del Webb/Pulte Warranty Service
    Dewey Pest Control 343-2912                          Pro Shop                     200-2200        
    Events Department 200-2206

                                              Sunshine Club Representatives
                       Co-Presidents: Edie Whitman-Buccieri 360-7924 • Millie Moore 200-8574 • First Vice-President: Rosemary Alderson 772-3952 •
                       Second Vice-President: Mary Ann Manion 772-6056 • Secretary: Alma Timmins 636-1552 • Treasurer: Sandy Livran 772-1806
District 1   Mary Ann Manion*          772-6056                        Lou Anderson           772-9162                           Harriet Shuman      200-1280
               Marcia Rosenzweig 772-4866                              Margot Sherman         772-8584                           Sandy Goldstine     360-8262
             Judi Kitchen              772-6763
                                                        District 8 Barbara Schock*            200-1950            District 14 Edie Whitman-Buccieri* 360-7924
District 2   Gloria Brady*             360-4642
                                                                       Rudine Le Mons         345-0101                           Millie Moore        200-8574
             Patty Schick              772-5887
             Mary Jane Kay             360-6325                                                                                  Debby Goldfarb      360-5844
             Barbara McKee             345-9576         District 9 Carol Dalley*              345-4765                           Sherry Markowitz    772-1294
             Jean Richards             200-9904                        Marcia Trager          360-3230
                                                                        Jeanne Bunch          360-4028
District 3   Lotte Petronella*         360-8715                        Peggy Berryman         200-3993            District 15 Mary Conklin*          360-0090
             Betty Oeding              360-0884
             Shirley Drabinsky         345-0291         District 10 Rosemary Alderson* 772-3952
                                                                       Donna Snapp            345-2406
District 4   Sandy Livran*             772-1806
                                                                       Anita Staggs           772-2962            Recycle Committee
District 5   Jo Ganassin*              772-2186
                                                        District 11 Maryann Carlson*          200-5007                           Jim Taquino, Chair  772-4787
             Gloria McLean             360-5000                                                                                  Fred Barden         610-1201
                                                                       Nancy Reese            772-0104
District 6   Al Rieger*                360-3451                         Joyce Muckenfuss      360-2652                           Jim Haberfield      200-9828
             Mel & Myrtle Peltz        772-1766         District 12 Eileen Kurit*             200-3651                           Larry Kampa         200-1923
             Earl DeWitt               772-3489                        Abbie Scarpulla        360-3561                           Jim McGee           360-8970
             Alma Timmins              636-1552                        Phyllis Hellman        772-4658                           Herb Sanders        200-9289
District 7   Naomi Thomsen*            772-3329                                                                                  Ray Livran          772-1806
             Wendy Silk                772-0046         District 13 Mary Rankin*              772-8574                                                     *Captain
                                                                       Barbara Mitrosky       772-7133
             Glenda Neerman            360-2845                        Maxine Greenstein      360-8586
             Larry & Ceil Feldman 360-3178                             Gail Glass             360-7774
             Sara Shiffman             345-0391                        Diane Baum             200-2027

                                                                                     Chartered Club News | May2010                                         43
 C ommun i t y
                                                                       Although there is magic in the 3D animation, the most fun in
                                                                       this film is seeing Johnny Depp once again breathe creative life
                                                                       into another outrageous character. His colorful depiction of the
                                                                       Mad Hatter is reason enough to watch this one…particularly to

               Pass the                                                see him dance his special jig.
                                                                          How to Train Your Dragon puts mythical creatures and 3D
               Popcorn                                                 animation together with a story of the little guy helping the
                                                                       little guy….in this case, a young dragon. Kids will enjoy this
               by Cindy Rathbun                                        one, as long as they’re not too young for the many battle scenes
                                                                       between creatures and Vikings. They probably see far worse in
Film choices this past month leaned towards the indies, with a         the plethora of video games these days, in any case.
couple of IMAX showings thrown in for the “WOW” factor.                   Taking a turn from the bigger screens, Date Night is entertaining
Animation these days is great fun, particularly with today’s           and fun. Tina Fey and Steve Carell doing what they do best…
technology advances. But sometimes lost along the way is the           playing for laughs. They are young parents, having a “date night”
character development to be found in the smaller films.                that goes wickedly awry. The story is clever, and the action moves
   So it is with The Lightkeepers. Richard Dreyfuss and Blythe         from slapstick to laugh-out-loud.
Danner made this movie seem more like a small Broadway                    New on DVD are: The Blindside; Brothers; Did You Hear About
play. Their emoting has nothing to do with motion-capture,             the Morgans; and (to enjoy with the grandkids) The Fantastic Mr.
and everything to do with experience at their craft. He plays          Fox; and The Princess and the Frog.
a solitary, anti-social keeper of an old New England lighthouse.          Opening this month, with advance buzz is: Iron Man 2 (Robert
She appears one day for a tour, and shakes up his entire world.        Downey Jr.); Robin Hood (Russell Crowe); and Sex and the City 2
It’s a pleasure to watch.                                              (those same NYC women of fame and fashion!).
   The shaking Alice gets as she falls down the rabbit hole in Tim        See you at the movies!
Burton’s Alice in Wonderland doesn’t generate the same enjoyment.

An Honor Well Deserved                                                  gift for Harold than the Honor Flight to our nation’s capital? It
Continued from page 3                                                   provided him a treasured experience, and a “Thank You” for his
                                                                        service to our country. It is a valuable program that should be
                                                                        replicated all over the nation.
   Before dawn the next morning, having pre-cleared through
special security at their motel, about 15 buses carried the vets
to their 747 at the National Guard Airbase. The plane took off
for DC, with 350 vets and 50 volunteer doctors, nurses, and
attendants aboard. Every need and concern had been anticipated.
After landing In Washington, the vets visited all the war memorials,
as well as Arlington National Cemetery for the Changing of the
Guard. Those who needed any kind of assistance, a wheelchair or
other special requirements, were able to participate in every facet
of the day. The highlight for Harold was arriving at the World
War II Memorial. He said the unique design honors all those who
served, and includes supportive columns listing every state in the
   With the community appreciation evidenced by this honor, it
is no wonder Harold and Dee made Atlantic, Iowa their home
nearly all their lives. Harold owned a jewelry business there for                 Hot Dog & Chips
more than 50 years, and Dee owned a ladies apparel store. They
know the value of giving back to one’s community. They continue                        $3.50
to do that here with their support of many local charities.
While in Iowa last September, Harold celebrated his 90th birthday.                   at Lunchtime only
A festive gathering for extended family and friends was held at the
old Atlantic Train Depot, where nearly 70 years ago, soldiers had                    The Daily Grind
departed for their military service.                                                                    and

   What could be a more meaningful and significant birthday

44     Community News | May2010
                                                                                              Resident Group News
Democrats                                             “How To Have a Limitless Faith,” will con-
                                                      tinue this month. On Mother’s Day, May
                                                                                                           4-5:30 p.m. This group will resume in the fall.
                                                                                                           The magic of writing provides new insights, new

in Sun City                                           9, the title of the message brought by Pastor
                                                      Davis will be, Faith is the Key to Family
                                                                                                           awareness and new options. Call for informa-
by Colt Stewart                                       Harmony.                                                If you are interested in a Loss and Change
                                                         Watch for the sermon subject each week            Grief Group, please contact Helene Pine, PhD.
Come hear Elle K. (short for Kurpiewski) dis-         on The Wheel for the coming messages in              MFT, at 760/325-4088.
cuss the upcoming elections and her new job           this series.
as Regional Director of the California Demo-
cratic Party. Elle is the live-wire grass roots or-
                                                         Did you hear about the second grade
                                                      children when asked, “What would it take             Friends of Gilda’s
ganizer for Region 19 of the State Party which        to make your Mom perfect?” one answered,             by Barbara Stern
includes all of Riverside and Imperial Counties       “On the inside she’s already perfect. Out-
as well as parts of San Bernardino, Orange and        side, I think some kind of plastic surgery.”         Sold Out!
San Diego Counties. It takes a lot of energy to       Another said, “Diet. You know, her hair. I’d         Over 300 people attended Friends of Gilda’s
cover this vast district and Elle does it well.       diet, maybe blue.”                                   Sun City Luncheon, Thursday, April 8, in the
   Elle K. ran as the Democratic nominee for             Look for our advertisement again this             Sierra Ballroom. Cancer survivors promenad-
Congress against Mary Bono in 2002. Be-               month in the current issue of News & Views.          ed the runway modeling Fashions by Chico’s.
fore that she lobbied Congress for 18 years on        Sun City resident, Ben Cardell, is the chief         A special “Woman of Achievement” pre-
health and safety issues for the travelling public    designer of these ads.                               sentation was made to Co-Founder, Phyllis
and flight attendants as Southern California                                                               Greene, for her outstanding work on behalf
Legislative Affairs Chairperson of the Associa-                                                            of Gilda’s Club.
tion of Flight Attendants. She developed her
thick skin as the daughter of a Full Colonel in
                                                      Friends of Jewish                                       Co-Chairpersons, Marci Iglow, Barbara
                                                                                                           Stern and Fran Ticknor were thrilled with the
the Air Force, who was also a Pearl Harbor sur-
                                                      Family Service                                       wonderful response that made this Luncheon
                                                                                                           such a success. Sun City was where Gilda’s
   Today, in addition to her Region 19 duties         by Helene Pine                                       Club began when Paula Berke started a
for the California Democratic Party, she is Pres-                                                          grassroots -organization, along with Estelle
ident of Democrats of the Desert.                     Everyone is welcome.                                 Cooper, Judy Wolfe and Phyllis Greene.
   As always, we welcome all Sun City resi-           “Life Long Learning Series.”                         Membership Teas were given throughout Sun
dents to our program which begins at 7pm on                                                                City and the first luncheon was launched at
                                                      “Friends” of Jewish Family Service is a Resident     the Ritz Carlton in Rancho Mirage. With so
Monday, May 24 in the Lakeview Clubhouse.             Group bringing programs of interest to keep in-
Social time with sweets and coffee begins at                                                               much enthusiasm and hard work, at long last,
                                                      tellectually and creatively engaged. “Friends” is    the Red Door was opened. Known through-
6:30 p.m.                                             not affiliated with any religious institution and
   For more information on Democratic                                                                      out the Coachella Valley, Gilda’s Club is an
                                                      does not present religious programs.                 inspirational place for those living with cancer
events, visit our website www.suncitydemo-                 “Friends” presents Tea Time and Lunch or call 760-200-1017. See you Mon-                                                               to receive free social and emotional support
                                                      Time Talks during the year. All the Talks are on     services groups.
day, May 24 at 7 p.m.                                 a variety of topics of interest to the community.       Marci and Fran are but two of the many
                                                      The next round of Talks begin again in the fall...   volunteers who work at Gilda’s Club. We
                                                      so the Talks are on hiatus until then. If you want
Friendship                                            to be on the mailing list for the next round of
                                                      programs, please contact or
                                                                                                           welcome everyone to participate in a special
                                                                                                           tour. For information, please call Gilda’s

Church                                                call 760/325-4088.
                                                          “Friends” promotes the services of Jewish
                                                                                                           Club, 760-770-5678. If you would like to
                                                                                                           honor someone or remember them, Phyllis
                                                                                                           will be happy to send a tribute. She can be
by Dr. Dennis Davis                                   Family Service, which includes Counseling, So-       reached at 760-7121.
                                                      lutions for Seniors, Support Groups, Transpor-
We are all feeling the mass migration of the          tation, Volunteer Program, and providing many        Save the Date
“snowbirds” as they are leaving for cooler            vital services to the Coachella Valley community     Shop till you Drop! Nov. 18 - Special Preview
places. We miss them, but we don’t miss               since 1982. Check our website: www.jfsdesert.        Shopping Day; Nov. 19 - Gilda’s Luncheon
the traffic and the crowded restaurants.              org.                                                 and Fabulous Fashion Show featuring Fe
Right? For all of you who are here to enjoy           The following are Family Life Education Pro-         Zandi Couture.
the desert summer (was that word “enjoy”              grams offered by JFS. A women’s support group,       Membership
or “endure”) we invite you to be with us on           Strategies For Living, continues meeting three       Plans are underway to recreate a Sun City
Sundays in cool Speakers Hall. The first two          Wednesdays a month, at 4-5:30 p.m. A variety         partnership in Sun City. We would love your
Sundays of May we will remain on our two-             of topics are explored and new perspectives on       suggestions. Please contact Barbara Stern,
service schedule of 8:30 and 10 a.m., and             old issues are offered. Call for an interview and    760-8886.
then on Sunday, May 16 we will begin our              information.
summer schedule of one service at 10a.m.                  The Journal Writing Process Group meets
   The series of messages on the theme,               on the second Wednesday of each month from

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Resident Group News
SCPD German                                                                                            Pacific
Community                                                                                              Northwesterners
& Friends                                                                                              & Friends
by Heidi Maisl                                                                                         by Pat Dalberg
Our Springfest was May 1. It was catered affair                                                        Our monthly outing planned for May is an
with live music. We are also in the process of                                                         extraordinary day tour to wine country and
electing new officers and board members.                                                               Old Town in Temecula. This promises to be
   Everyone is welcome at all of our gatherings                                                        a special trip with shopping, sightseeing, tast-
and we’re always delighted to welcome new                                                              ing at two wineries with souvenir glasses and
members. If you would like more information
about the SCPD German Community and
                                                     Minnesota                                         a special gazebo picnic lunch included, all for

Friends please contact Hanna Kroll at 345-           Memories &                                        just $60 per person. An early decision will as-
                                                                                                       sure a spot for this fun-filled day. For reserva-
4238, Ursel Teuber at 345-4715 or Heidi Maisl
at 772-1787. “Kommt und macht mit.”                  Friends                                           tions or questions, call Mary Kirk at 760-200-
                                                     by Mary Ann Valley                                   The couple’s bridge group is going strong
                                                                                                       and has set May 20 at 7 p.m.. Location to be
Hadassah                                             Ted Pederson reported that 49 members
                                                     signed up for the Minnesota Memories &
                                                                                                       announced via email.
                                                                                                          One tennis court has been approved by
by Marilyn Levinson                                  Friends-sponsored Blood Drive held on             our SCPD board for use as a pickle ball court.
                                                     March 4. Of those 49, 38 were able to give.       Upon completion of the striping and changes
Our meeting will take place on Thursday, May         This was a higher percentage than last year.      to the net, a volunteer has agreed to teach us
6, at 9 a.m. at the Sunset View Clubhouse.           Minnesota Memories & Friends members              the rules and play of the game. However,
Coffee and bagels will be served; cost is $5 per     showed up and made it work. They also             those anxious to begin play can gather at the
person.                                              helped in other areas pertaining to the drive.    tennis courts on Mondays at 3:30 p.m.. For
   This is our Installation Meeting at which         Ted said we are going to have the drive again     information on what kind of paddle, club,
time our new board of directors will be sworn        next year. Those who haven’t given in the past    racket, or bat you will need, call Jean Bork at
in. Geri Shaevel, our installing officer, has been   might consider donating next year! Returnees      541-954-7422.
active in Hadassah since 1958. Over the years,       will also be welcome.                                The monthly “Dine Out” is in full swing.
she has served in leading positions in Gary,            The last social function until Novem-          On May 26 we are looking forward to this
Indiana; Los Angeles, and Palm Springs. She          ber was the Sixth Annual Potluck held on          next exceptional restaurant. The Chef at Tri-
has been the valley delegate to the Hadassah         March 29. Larry Corbett chaired the event         lussa Ristorante will prepare a special “Italian
Southern California Board and chair of the           with many volunteers assisting him. The pro-      Feast” for our group. The restaurant is located
Desert East Area committee.                          posed slate of officers for 2010-11 was read,     on Highway 111 in front of the Mary Pick-
   In addition to Installation, we will have a       approved and voted on. These officers are:        ford Theatre. Many thanks to Donna Tousig-
delightful reading of “A Tribute to Neil Simon’s     President, Larry Corbett; 1st Vice President,     nant for the special arrangements made for
Women” by the Sunshine Repertory Theatre.            Ted Margulis; 2nd Vice President, Dan Davis;      our monthly gastronomical outings. More
Don’t miss this enjoyable presentation and your      Secretary, Pat Christy; Treasurer, Shirley Mo-    information will follow via email. For ques-
last chance to be with Hadassah friends before       rine; and Member at Large, Curt Melby. Paul       tions and reservations, call Donna at 760-
the summer recess.                                   Elia, cabaret singer entertained us with songs    321-9271.
   For information and to make your necessary        from the Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin era.
morning reservation, please call Elaine at (760)        Making the Minnesota Memories &
360-3342. Women who are Hadassah members
elsewhere are always welcome at our meetings
and functions.
                                                     Friends a charter club is a work in progress.
                                                        May you all have a safe, healthy and fun       Sun City Jewish
                                                     summer. If any of you may be going to a high
                                                     school or college reunion this summer or fall
                                                     you may wonder: Why is it at class reunions
                                                                                                       Services (SCJS)
                                                                                                       by Walt Goldmann
                                                     you feel younger than everyone else looks?
                                                     We look forward to seeing you on Nov. 29 for      This month our Shabbat Friday evening ser-
                                                     a catered dinner. Please call Shirley Morine at   vices will be held on May 7 at 7 p.m. in the
                                                     760-360-1341 if you have any questions per-       Sierra Ballroom and on May 21, at 7:30 pm at
                                                     taining to the club.                              Speakers Hall, Sunset View Clubhouse.
                                                                                                          On May 7, the Shabbat Service will be led
                                                                                                       by Cantor Lamb from the Steven S. Wise

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                                                                                          Resident Group News
Temple. We are also expecting other special
guests in honor of Rabbi Zeldin’s 90th birth-                                                                   Operating Hours
day which he will celebrate in July.
                                                                                                                 MOUNTAIN VIEW CLUBHOUSE
   Our group was honored this past month by                                                                        Open 7 a.m. – 10 p.m. Daily
having a Torah presentation. This was a most                                                                       SUNSET VIEW CLUBHOUSE
memorable occasion, which will be remem-                                                                            Open 7 a.m. – 10 p.m. Daily
                                                                                                                    LAKEVIEW CLUBHOUSE
bered for years to come.                                                                                      Open 7 a.m. – 10 p.m. Monday – Saturday
   This is the time for renewing your 2010-11                                                                          8 a.m. – 8 p.m. Sunday
membership dues. The cost is $65 per person.                                                                  COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION OFFICE
This assures you of a seat for the High Holi-                                                                   8:30 a.m. – noon, 12:30 – 4:30 p.m.
                                                                                                                         Monday – Friday
days, which this year begins on Sept. 8, 2010.                                                                EVENTS OFFICE and NEWS & VIEWS
   Please pick up membership application                                                                  8:30 a.m. – noon, 12:30 – 4 p.m. Monday – Friday
forms located in the kiosk in all clubhouses,                                                                     BUSINESS & POSTAL CENTER
                                                                                                                       9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
complete and return to membership chairper-
son Paul Frost. Please do not delay, we have
limited space.
                                                  World of Women                                                        Monday – Friday
                                                                                                                        FOOD & BEVERAGE
                                                  by Julie Poe                                                     BOULEVARDS BAR & GRILL
   If you would like to sponsor an Oneg Shab-                                                                          Open 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
                                                                                                                       Monday through Friday
bat please contact Ann Leigh at 760 772 6270      This year’s grand finale on May 17 in the             Lunch served 11 a.m. – 5 p.m./ Dinner served 5 – 8 p.m.
Remember the May 7 Shabbat service will be        Sierra Ballroom is a two-fold opportunity.           Saturday & Sunday 7 – 8 p.m. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

held in the Sierra Ballroom, Mountain View        First, it is a chance to revisit a notable segment
                                                                                                                  4 – 8 p.m. Wednesday & Thursday
Clubhouse, at 7 p.m. A large attendance is        of Hollywood history and second, a chance                                    VENTANA
expected.                                         to bring the men in your life along for the              Available for special events and catering functions.

   Questions? Call 760-360-5187 or 760-           memories. Men are invited to this special
                                                                                                                   PAPA DAN’S PIZZA & PASTA
                                                                                                                      at the VISTA GRILLE
345-5025.                                         program when WOW presents Crystal Poppell,                           6 a.m. – 8 p.m. Daily
                                                                                                                         THE DAILY GRIND
                                                  singer/entertainer in her musical tribute to                          7 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Daily

SCPD                                              Betty Hutton. Crystal is the spitting image                                     ____
                                                                                                               MOUNTAIN VIEW FITNESS CENTER
                                                  of Miss Hutton whom Bob Hope called “a                                 /INDOOR POOL

Republicans,CCR                                   vitamin pill with legs” when working with her
                                                  in his overseas tours. Ms. Poppell has worked
                                                                                                                6 a.m. – 8 p.m., Monday – Saturday
                                                                                                                      8 a.m. – 8 p.m. Sunday
                                                                                                                        OUTDOOR POOL
by Rory Kammerer                                  with the executor of Hutton’s estate to produce                 6 am – 8 p.m. Monday – Saturday
                                                                                                                       8 am – 8 p.m. Sunday
                                                  a one-woman show. This show and its repeat                   Swipe Card Access after 8 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Our Pizza Party was a success and our new of-     performances have been sellouts; new musicals                   Children’s Pool Hours (over age 4)
                                                                                                                 Outdoor Pool 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Daily
ficers are duly installed.                        have followed highlighting Hutton’s life.                          Indoor Pool Noon – 3 p.m.
   Our speaker for May will be Cindy Finery,         Ms. Poppell has performed in various venues                  Children’s Spa Hours (over age 12)
                                                                                                                         8 am – 8 p.m. Daily
mayor of Palm Desert. I’m sure we can come        throughout the valley to standing ovations.                     LAKEVIEW FITNESS CENTER
up with some interesting questions for her. In    Due to the hard work of Sherry Hockemeyer,                      6 a.m. – 8 p.m. Monday – Saturday
                                                                                                                        8 a.m. – 8 p.m. Sunday
June we will have D. Clayton Mayes, director      vice-president of Programs, who has arranged                                  POOL
Public Safety Academy (COD), and we will be       for all the fabulous programs this season,                         Adults Only (age 18 and over)
                                                                                                                 8 a.m. – 11 p.m. Monday – Saturday
dark in July and August.                          WOW is fortunate to have Ms. Poppell on our                           6 a.m. – 8 a.m. Sunday
                                                                                                               Swipe Card Access after 8 p.m. – 11 p.m.
   This could be a very exciting year for Re-     stage in May.
                                                                                                                 RESORT POOL (SUNSET VIEW)
publicans, and it is encouraging to some of the      Registration for tables of 10 (checks, no                      Adults Only (age 18 and over)
young, well spoken members of our Party in        cash) with an attendee list is due by May 3                             6 a.m. – 11 p.m.
                                                                                                                  6 am – 8 p.m. Monday – Saturday
Congress stepping up to the forefront!            in the WOW box across from the post office;                          8 am – 8 p.m. Sunday
                                                                                                               Swipe Card Access after 8 p.m. – 11 p.m.
   If you are interested in helping out with      individual registrations are due May 10 before                        NEWCASTLE POOL
Voter Registration, please contact Ray Martin     5 p.m. when the box closes.                                  Children’s Hours -10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Daily
(address below)                                      Watch for the WOW flyer, check the
                                                                                                                      PRO SHOP & STARTER
   Our club meets at 7 p.m. on the fourth         website (Resident Groups) and/or call the                             6 a.m. – 5 p.m. Daily
Wednesday of the month, in the Oasis Room         hotline (760-862-5702) with questions. Bring
at Sunset View Clubhouse. If you are inter-       your gentlemen friends and join us for an                                GATE HOURS
                                                                                                                     Main Gate – Open 24 Hours
ested in joining our club, contact Ray Martin     entertaining event!                                          All Other Gates – Open 5 am – Midnight
                                                                                                                North Gate Manned – 6 am – 10 p.m.
at (760) 835-7843, or email him at Ray 46@           Next season begins Oct.18. Mark your                                    calendar now!                                                          GOLF CART GATES
                                                                                                                     Manorgate – Open 24 Hours
                                                                                                                  Kent Street Gate – Open 24 Hours
                                                                                                             Kent Street Pedestrian Gate – Open 24 Hours
   Club/Resident Group article word limits change to
          100 words per month in June
                 (through September)
                                                                                   Resident Group News | May2010                                                  47
               Marilyn & Randy
                  of   Rodeo Drive
                 Singing Broadway, Pop and
                         even Opera

                         MAY 2010 Schedule
                   TWO PERFORMANCES ONLY
                  TUESDAY, MAY 11, VENTANA, 4 P.M.
              TUESDAY, MAY 25, SIERRA BALLROOM , 4 P.M.
                       $5 Cover Charge
                   HAPPY HOUR DRINK PRICES
                             Reservations Not Necessary

48   SCPD Events | May2010
        Sunday, May 9, 2010
Mother’s Day Buffet
                                                    1st Seating
                                                11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

                                                  2nd Seating
                                                2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

                                              Adults $30 Inclusive
                                             Children (ages 4 to 12)
                                                  $18 Inclusive

                                              Events Department
                                               Starting April 1st
                                              SUN CITY PALM DESERT

                    Mini Cheese Omelets
                       Eggs Benedict
                  Bacon & Sausage Links
                     Breakfast Potatoes
Warm Waffles with Strawberry Sauce, Whipped Cream & Syrup
                         Salad Bar
 Mixed Spring Greens with Assorted Condiments & Dressings
                    Fresh Fruit Display
                 Grilled Vegetable Display
                       Shrimp Cocktail
                    Carving Station
                 Honey Ham & Roast Beef
                Mashed Potatoes with Gravy
                  Roasted BBQ Chicken
                      Dessert Station
          Chef’s Selection of Cookies, Cakes & Pies
                   Coffee, Tea & Iced Tea

                                              SCPD Events | May2010    49
  May Classifieds
For Sale                                                    room. Kitchen w/ bar table 6 chairs. Patio table, chrs,
                                                            BBQ. Private. Long term or month to month. Golf
                                                                                                                        Casita for rent June – October. Large casita opening
                                                                                                                        onto courtyard & pool. Full bath, walk-in shower.
Jazzy Select 14 Power Chair Pride. Like new. $1,500         cart & internet connection. Call Bettielou 760-345-         Kitchenette with refrigerator, sink & microwave. Large
with manual and directions. One owner 760-345-              7325 or 760-285-5838. No smoking. Pets on approval.         walk-in closet. Quiet cul-de-sac. Non smoker-no pets.
8793.                                                                                                                   $700 per month. Call Jean 760-200-3240.
                                                            Beautifully furnished 2bd Gorham with golf cart. Rear
Golf Cart. Western Country Golf Cart 2001. Slightly         patio faces north. Close to two clubhouses. Email for
used. Good tires. Newer batteries. $4,000 or best offer.    pics available April – September @         Casita available May 1st. Month to month. $750 in-
Call 760-345-4773.                                          $1,000 per month; October – March @ $2,000 per              cludes utilities. Decorator furnished. Queensize bed.
                                                            month or year round @ $1,300 per month. Call own-           Microwave, 4.c.u.ft. refrigerator, 31” HDLTD wall
2003 E-Z-Go Golf Car. Like new; completely refur-           er/agent at 949-697-3207 or 949-697-3075.                   mounted TV. Private courtyard. Small pet ok. 1-760-
bished and repainted in 2007. Blue body/tan top.                                                                        834-1335.
Golf bag and sand & seed carriers. IVC mirror. Hi-          Lanai. 2bd/2ba. Furnished or unfurnished. Long term
performance chip. $2,499 OBO. Call Bob Swain at             or vacation rental on nice street between 2nd and 3rd
714-401-9136.                                               clubhouses. Private backyard with fruit trees. Include
                                                            cable, gardener and water. No smoking, pets on ap-
                                                                                                                        Vacation Rentals
SCPD Homes for Sale                                         proval. Internet included too. Call Bettielou 760-345-
                                                            7325 or 760-285-5838.
                                                                                                                        L.A. Timeshare. 1bd/1ba $750 a week; $2,750 a month.
                                                                                                                        Full service bldg in Westwood on Wilshire Blvd. In-
                                                                                                                        cludes utilities, local phone, cable TV, internet and
Many upgrades are featured in this lovely St. Maarten       Lovely 3bd/2ba. Nicely furnished St. Croix home.            weekly maid service. No smoking, no pets. References
home. 2bd/2ba plus den. Entry foyer, Great room with        Seasonal. No pets, no smoking. On golf course. Golf         required. 310-613-5518 or When
large dining area, Island kitchen with granite counters.    cart available. Email or call 778-834-        emailing please put LA APT in subject line.
Oversized garage. Separate laundry room. Private            5261.
lighted garden with patio designed for entertaining.                                                                    Private, comfortable, away from the heat, 1,400 sq.ft.
Offered at $315,000. Contact owner 760-200-9231             Spotless turnkey furnished St. Croix. 3bd/3ba on the        2bd/1.5ba cabin in Running Springs. Panoramic view
or 760-285-0266.                                            golf course. Pebble Tec Pool & Spa. WiFi & phones,          from large deck. Remodeled kitchen. 5 minutes from
                                                            TV’s in all rooms. Breakfast bar & nook with table &        town. 15 minutes from Lake Arrowhead. $700 a week.
Rent/Lease in SCPD
                                                            4 chairs. Fireplace in Great room. Available May 2010       $1,200 for 2 weeks. Call 760-360-2652.
                                                            thru October 2010 & after March 2011. Call Bet-
                                                            tielou 760-345-7325 or 760-285-5838.                        Escape the heat 82-88. 1,000 sq.ft Suites atop Nob Hill
Yearly or season lease. Beautiful 2bd/2ba Christoffle                                                                   across from the Fairmont and Stanford Court. Powell
model home. Newly tiled through-out with carpeted           2+2 & den. Fully furnished. Available for year round        and Pine studio with kitchen, murphy bed and pull out
bedrooms. Bay window with plantation shutters in di-        or seasonal rental. All utilities included. 1,622 sq. ft.   couch. More information call 760-772-6276.
nette area. Two car garage with wall of storage cabinets.   Gardener included. Call Rick 818-984-7425 or send
Covered patio, gas grill and lovely walled south facing     email:                                Incline Village, Lake Tahoe, Nevada. 3bd/2ba Forest
back yard. Turnkey ready. Completely furnished in-                                                                      Pines Condo. 2 incline golf courses. Walking distance
cluding bed linens. Full kitchen. Non smoking. Yearly       Unfurnished home for long term lease. Manageable            to lake, shops and Hyatt Casino. Pool, jacuzzi, sauna,
lease $1,150 per month plus utilities. 6 month lease        size with custom features usually found only in large       wifi at clubhouse. Rental by week or month. May, June,
$2,000 per month utilities included. HOA, cable, gar-       homes. Pristine condition. Dining room plus break-          July $900 weekly; $2,400 month. Call 760-772-6276
dener paid by owner. Virtual tour available. Call 425-      fast room. Custom shutters on every window. It’s a          for information.
883-8453 for details or email        pretty place and squeaky clean. No smoking. No pets.
                                                            $1,400/month. Owner 760-832-0066.                           Lawrence Welk Resort Timeshare in Escondido, Calif.
Many upgrades are featured in this lovely St. Maarten                                                                   One bedroom sleeps 4. Two bedroom sleep 6. Complete
home. 2bd/2ba plus den. Entry foyer, Great room with        Long term or seasonal. 1 Casita – 2 Villa’s – 1 Large       kitchen. One or two weeks available anytime. Golf Ten-
large dining area, Island kitchen with granite counters.    Home. All within walking distance to all facilities.        nis, Shows, Restaurants, Pools, Rec Rooms, Gym, etc.
Oversized garage. Separate laundry room. Private            Turn key ready with beautiful furniture, flat TV, In-       For your information call 858-385-9491.
lighted garden with patio designed for entertaining.        ternet connection, use of golf cart. Just bring your golf
Lease unfurnished $1,600 per month. Owner 760-              clubs. Call for details 760-200-5474 or 512-249-2227.       Waikiki Condo rental. $850/week. 1bd/2ba, kitchen.
285-0266 or 760-200-9231.                                   Email                                    Sleeps 4. Balcony, cable, TV, DVD, exercise room,
                                                                                                                        laundry room. On Lewers Street next to Trump Towers.
2,600 sq. ft. St. Tropez. Corner lot. 2bd/2.5ba, Great      Large 1 bedroom Villa with spacious master suite.           Yards from beach. Call 760-200-1449 for reservation.
room with large wet bar. Covered patio and large wa-        Newly remodeled. Furnished – light & airy. 1 block
terfall. HOA included with cable TV and Time War-           from clubhouse and activities. Golf cart. Long or short
ner internet access. 6-24 month lease available August
1, 2010. $2,600 per month. $2,000 security deposit.
                                                            term lease. Non-smoking, no pets. Contact: Dan 310-
Cats ok. Call 760-360-8535.                                 Large 1 bedroom Villa. Large master suite overlooking       Wanted to rent in SCPD January to March 2011. Two/
                                                            view with privacy. 1 block from main clubhouse and          three bedroom house. Turnkey with master king. Call R.
Unfurnished. Long Term Tenant Wanted. 2bd/2ba.              facilities: Golf, gym, tennis courts, swimming pools,       Keats at 1-604-531-6305. Email
South patio, short walk to Sunset View Clubhouse.           restaurants, clubs. Turnkey furnished. Golf cart can be
Non smokers. Monthly rent $1,350 includes associa-          included. Short or long term lease. Call owner 760-         Sun City Rental Wanted by non-smoking couple (with-
tion dues, cable, pest control, gardener and water. Call    360-6245.                                                   out pet). Desires to rent Morocco or larger (preferably
760-285-8395.                                                                                                           with a Casita) for month of Jan. and Feb. 2011. Please
                                                            Casita. Detached. Fully furnished with private court-       call 847-703-4922 or email: sheilawexler@sbcglobal.
Spotless 3bd/3ba turnkey furn home includes separate        yard. Private A/C and heater, TV, VCR, microwave/
Casita, 4 TV’s, WiFi & phones. Kitchen has bar & 3                                                                      net.
                                                            convection oven, refrigerator. Large walk-in shower.
stools, dinette with table & 6 chairs. Private backyard     Includes utilities and cable. No pets. 760-772-0313 or      Elementary School Docents Wanted. A docent music
has fruit trees, gas barbeque, lounge chairs & table &      760-636-3063. $750 monthly plus $400 deposit. No
chairs. Long term or month to month. Call Bettielou                                                                     program is being organized through the Steinway Soci-
                                                            smoking.                                                    ety of Riverside County to present Mr. McSymphony’s
760-345-7325 or 760-285-5838.
                                                            Casita. Beautifully furnished with wet bar, frig, TV/       music programs here in the Coachella Valley elementary
Big beautiful Portofino model. 2,800 sq. ft. 3bd/3.5ba      DVD, microwave. Turnkey. Lovely courtyard view.             schools. No music skill required. You only need the de-
plus private office. Available now. 1 - 2 year lease. Un-   All utilities except phone. High speed wireless internet    sire to help children learn about music. If interested to
furnished. Newly redone. Gorgeous glass doors. Lots                            .
                                                            included. NS/NP $650 per month for 6 months or 1            learn more, please phone 760-341-4130.
of tile, 2 car garage and golf cart area. Southern expo-    year lease. Available 6/1. Linda 760-772-7754.
sure, privacy yard. Unheard of low price for this size                                                                  Sun City Rental Wanted. 3 bedroom seasonal home
fabulous home. $1,795 per month. Call owner 760-            Casita. Private courtyard entrance. TV, microwave, re-      wanted from Dec 15, 2010 thru April 15, 2011. Budget
345-6123.                                                   frigerator, queen size bed. Furnished includes all utili-   is $2,500 to $3,000. Our pet is Daisy; a 13 lb trained
                                                            ties and cable. $750 per month. Tel: 760-469-3553.
Spotless 2bd/2ba turnkey furnished with tile floors                                                                     Shitzu Pomeranian cross. Non Smokers. References.
thruout. King bed in master, Queen bed in 2nd bed-                                                                      Please call Rick toll free at 1-866-423-0003.

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