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To Love Desert-
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
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
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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garden is lush, colorful and beautiful. To see examples
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These plants are perfect examples for a garden that uses less water and is harmonious with the Coachella Valley’s naturally picturesque surroundings
Community News | May2010 5
C ommun i t y government to proclaim Dec. 7 as National Pearl Harbor
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
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
Photo Feature | May2010 9
Sun City Scenes
10 Photo Feature | May2010 Photos and photo pages layout by Photo/Promo Committee.
Sun City Scenes
Photo Feature | May2010 11
Board of Directors’
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-
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
this year then next year! District 5 Delegate
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
Alternate: Kent McDonald
Hello everyone, and happy Spring! I wanted to take a email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Alternate: Stan Bossuk
ment for Notary Services, your other shipping needs as well, as we have full UPS email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
beyond what you would normally pay at an outside
booked between Post Office. The same holds true for UPS and FedEx,
District 12 Delegate
11 a.m. – 3 p.m., as we only charge the normal published shipping rates Alternate: Frank Riley
for both carriers. Abbyitis@aol.com
Monday through Friday. District 13 Delegate
Aside from myself, the entire Sun City Post Office
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 NATCONSULT@aol.com
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
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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
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
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
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
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
by Juan Bautista
Open 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
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 (Kaboose.com)
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
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,
cvwd.org, 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.
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
Committee Reports | May2010 19
ee R p
iitttee Emergency Preparedness
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
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
CINCO DE MAYO
WEDNESDAY, MAY 5, 2010
3 P.M. TO 7 P.M.
COMPLIMENTARY SALSA BAR
BEEF AND CHICKEN
MARGARITA & BEER PRICING
RESERVATIONS NOT REQUIRED
EPC Reports | May2010 21
22 Calendar of Events | May2010
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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
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 https://www.lowselfhelpsystems.org
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- firstname.lastname@example.org
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- $60 per hour. Call 534-6553. Ask for Cookie or David.
9198 for more information.
May 2010 Support Group Meeting Schedule
Times Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Compulsive Overeaters Group Compulsive Overeaters Group
9 a.m. Wednesdays (LV) Saturdays (LV)
9:30 a.m. Alzheimer’s Support Group
2nd & 4th thursday (LV)
1 p.m. Parkinson’s Support Group
1:30 p.m. Stroke Survivors Cancer & Living Group
3rd Monday 1st & 3rd Wednesday (SV) = Sunset
2 p.m. NAMI Group View Clubhouse
3 p.m. Parents’ Grief (LV) = Lakeview
1st Monday Clubhouse
4 p.m. Grief Support Group
2nd & 4th thursday (LV)
4:30 p.m. Anxiety-Depression Group
Mondays starting in October
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May 2010 Fitness Center Schedule
Times Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
7 a.m. Step Aerobics (DA) Step Aerobics (DA) Step Aerobics (DA)
Trim ‘N Tone Trim ‘N Tone Trim ‘N Tone Trim ‘N Tone Trim ‘N Tone Trim ‘N Tone
8 a.m. Aerobics (DA)($)(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 @
($) = Class Fee
Trim ‘N Tone Trim ‘N Tone Required
4:30 p.m. Aerobics (DA)($)(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)($) @ MVC
Love to Dance (DA) Fitness Center
(LV) = Lakeview
Yoga Level 1 & 2 (DA)($) (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.
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 scpdca.com
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-
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The Schedule is updated by staff in the Event Office. Please call 200-2206 with any changes or corrections.
28 Chartered Clubs List | May2010
The Schedule is updated by staff in the Event Office. Please call 200-2206 with any changes or corrections.
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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
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
That is the good news. The bad news is that
our equipment is steadily disappearing. To
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
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
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
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
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 www.SCPD-ComputerClub.org 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 www.scpdcyclists.com 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 SCPDCA.com 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
email@example.com 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.
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-
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
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-
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(scpdca.com /hiking club) or
by e-mail to Sally Bradbury at rnsbradbury@ cal Revue - Barbara Williams - 760-772-6891 contact Nina Corwin, Hiking Club president,
yahoo.com. We have a mailbox in the alcove Stay tuned for a few other trips coming very at 760-200-9855 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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
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,
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
If you have any questions, call Bill Wilson at
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
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 www.mvlgc.com. 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 www.mvcgc.com 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 email@example.com.
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
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.
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 www.scpdca.com
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
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
guests have enjoyed a fantastic season with your
Our next meeting will be on May 20. Wear
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
Art Mintz & Fran Hillinger 6770
Stained Glass check the website www.scpdca.com 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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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
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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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
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
38180 Del Webb Blvd.
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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
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
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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
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or liability for statements made herein.
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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
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 email@example.com
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
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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
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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
crats.org 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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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SCPD German Pacific
& 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
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
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
46 Resident Group News | May2010
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
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
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
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
earthlink.net. 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
Resident Group News | May2010 47
Marilyn & Randy
of Rodeo Drive
Singing Broadway, Pop and
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
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Adults $30 Inclusive
Children (ages 4 to 12)
Starting April 1st
SUN CITY PALM DESERT
Mini Cheese Omelets
Bacon & Sausage Links
Warm Waffles with Strawberry Sauce, Whipped Cream & Syrup
Mixed Spring Greens with Assorted Condiments & Dressings
Fresh Fruit Display
Grilled Vegetable Display
Honey Ham & Roast Beef
Mashed Potatoes with Gravy
Roasted BBQ Chicken
Chef’s Selection of Cookies, Cakes & Pies
Coffee, Tea & Iced Tea
SCPD Events | May2010 49
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 email@example.com 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-
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. When
large dining area, Island kitchen with granite counters. cart available. Email email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com.
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
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Spotless 3bd/3ba turnkey furn home includes separate yard. Private A/C and heater, TV, VCR, microwave/
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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.
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