Sun City Roseville • www.suncityroseville.org
Vol. 16/Edition 8 August 2010
around here Images from
Shooting Stars pg 22
Great Granola! Companions
Sierra Pines Grand Opening pg 15
The Bucket List
Views from the Top...pg 11
Is There Life
the discovery of exoplanets
featured resident ...pg 20
in this issue…
Activities 40 sun city roseville
Activities Update 4 2009 - 2010 Board of Directors
Ambassador Committee 14 PRESIDENT: George Porter 771-7012 firstname.lastname@example.org
Around Here - Shooting Stars 24 VICE PRES: De Emory 772-6767 email@example.com
Board of Directors 3 SECRETARY: John Quigley 773-3141 firstname.lastname@example.org
TREASURER: Jeanne Clark 771-0656 email@example.com
Bulletin Board/Classifieds 14 DIRECTOR: Julie Laird 771-4390 firstname.lastname@example.org
Canine Companions 15 DIRECTOR: Sid Doherty 773-0879 email@example.com
Citizens Patrol/NW 9 DIRECTOR: Marilyn Crownover 774-6752 firstname.lastname@example.org
Club Updates 25
Cover Story - Exoplanets 20
Did You Know - Hubble 22
Association Contact Numbers
sun city roseville website: www.scres.org
Executive Director 4 administration oFFicE
Fitness Center News 8 General Information 774-3880
Earl Wiklund, Executive Director 774-3862 email@example.com
Featured Resident - Norbert Stein 5
Food & Beverage 6 activitiEs 774-3877 firstname.lastname@example.org
Dodie Robeck, Activities Director
Golf Pro 6
accountinG 774-3865 email@example.com
Group Updates 33 Kathy Desjardins, Director of Finance
In Memoriam 16
catErinG 774-3870 firstname.lastname@example.org
Library News 16 Jenny Giallanza, Sales Director
Photo Gallery 18 citiZEns patroL / nEiGhBorhood Watch
Properties 10 & 39 Dick Geistert, Director of Citizens Patrol / Neighborhood Watch
Neighborhood Watch 774-3817 email@example.com
Sunshine Services & Resources 13 Citizens Patrol 774-3853 firstname.lastname@example.org
NEW - The Bucket List 11
community standards 774-3869 email@example.com
Turf Talk 7 Lorri Booth, Director of Community Standards, Resident Relations
Website 17 FaciLity opErations 774-3868 firstname.lastname@example.org
Your Own Backyard - Great Granola! 19 Kent Walton, Director of Facility Operations
FitnEss 774-3830 email@example.com
Elaine Lehman, Fitness Director
Courier Deadlines are always the 8th of the
month prior to the date of publication. No ads/
GoLF opErations 774-3891 firstname.lastname@example.org
articles will be accepted after the deadline.
Mark Gouger, Head Golf Professional
TEE TIMES: Timber Creek 774-3851
Sierra Pines 774-7234
Cover Credit: NASA, ESA, K. Kuntz (JHU), F.
Bresolin (University of Hawaii), J. Trauger (Jet
Jim Ferrin, 782-4450 email@example.com
Propulsion Lab), J. Mould (NOAO), Y.-H. Chu Golf Course Superintendent & Landscape Supervisor
(University of Illinois, Urbana), and STScI
human rEsourcEs 774-3812 firstname.lastname@example.org
Editor: Dodie Robeck Alesia McCrory, HR Director
FEaturE WritErs: Shirley Sampson, Tom
McClelland, Terry Armstrong & Charlyn Ross Jason Smith, Food & Beverage Director 774-3874 email@example.com
Graphics coordinator: Kevin Huff, Executive Chef 774-3837 firstname.lastname@example.org
2 Village Courier • August 2010 sun city roseville community association, inc.
do We Just own a house?
Do we just own a house here at Sun City Roseville? And, let’s not forget the Activities Department who
By George Porter, President
Board of Directors
And a yard - front and rear? No. offers us all sorts of interesting trips and events.
Thanks to an impressive group of volunteers, they
We are all also the benefactors of an enormous array also do their part in augmenting our safety with the
of activities, facilities, amenities, and services. Neighborhood Watch & Citizen Patrol program.
For those of us needing some assistance, we have the All this comes at a price – currently $137 per month.
wonderful work of the Sunshine Services & Resources
Committee and the Sun City Roseville Foundation. As we determined recently in our survey of other
northern CA associations with roughly comparable
For those wishing to participate in Sports, we amenities and facilities, we have a pretty sweet deal.
not only have 27 golf holes, indoor and outdoor Both an Executive Summary and the full report are
swimming pools, tennis courts, but we also have on our website (another service!).
just about every other sport I can think of other than
those requiring snow! What we sometimes overlook is that all our “extras”
boost the value of our homes. Our $250,000 homes
We have 60 Clubs and Resident Groups that engage sell for $350,000 and our $400,000 homes sell for half
in every special interest imaginable and most include a million!
tutoring for those wanting to learn.
Past Boards, today’s Board, and undoubtedly
Our facilities include the Fitness Center, Restaurant & future Boards will not reduce the number of
Bar, Lodge Meeting and Special-Purpose Rooms, and Clubs, Activities, Services or Amenities. Just the
a recently-expanded Sierra Pines.
...continued on page 11
Required & Standing Committee Chairpersons Board Liaison
Ambassador Committee: Jean Sandford 782- 9237 De Emory
Architectural Review Committee: Doris Phillips 771-9840 Jeanne Clark
Chartered Clubs Committee Jorene Page 771-3775 John Quigley
Compliance Committee: Sue Zulauf 773-7404 Julie Laird
Elections Committee Jim Dachauer 773-2435 Julie Laird
Finance Committee: Cora Rose 773-2146 Jeanne Clark
Golf Committee : Roger Tovey 771-4560 Marilyn Crownover
Governmental Affairs Committee Dick Conzelmann 771-5671 John Quigley
Properties Committee: Mel Hamel 783-8433 Sid Doherty
Sports Advisory Committee: R.T. Taylor 773-2419 Sid Doherty
Website Committee Jack Ellison 771-5590 Marilyn Crownover
sun city roseville community association, inc. 2010 August • Village Courier 3
National AAU Senior Championships state. You have probably noticed that we have
A Non Athlete Prospective also been marketing the games through our clubs
and groups who helped shape the event earlier
There were probably five minutes in the Spring in the year. For example, the Cycling Group has
of 1965 that I could really say I was an athlete. been very instrumental in working with the City
The rural high school I attended decided to field of Roseville in preparing competition through the
a golf team; I made the team because there streets of our community. The competition will be
were only five us who signed up. And I lettered thrilling and exciting.
Earl Wiklund / email@example.com / 774-3862
in the sport because I stuck it out for the season;
going practically winless in all my matches for Much to the chagrin of my parents, I spent more
the season. If you were to watch my game today time in 1965 at the local smoke shop practicing
you would see my game hasn’t improved. But my skills at 8 – ball, 9 – ball and snooker. I have
there are many among us who had successful to say I wasn’t too bad; and certainly much better
amateur athletic experiences and who have than golf. I played tennis early on but it was
continued to play their sport throughout their usually associated with the desire to catch the
lives. The National AAU Senior Championships eye of a girl who had caught my fancy. Neither
give these seniors the opportunity to continue the game nor the fancy ever worked out. I played
to compete at a higher level and if successful, be in several coed bowling leagues in college but
recognized as a national champion. The sporting was easily distracted. None of these traits bodes
competition includes golf, cycling, tennis, table well for me in the upcoming competition. Luckily,
tennis, billiards, pickle ball, bocce ball, bowling there are many attractions for us non-participants
and softball. What ambitions do you have to be with questionable talents. The five day event,
crowned a champion? starting October 13th through the 17th, starts
with an opening dinner and ends with an awards
The steering committee of the games has started ceremony buffet on October 17th; both open to
marketing to other communities in the five western the residents at a reasonable rate. In addition to
states: California, Arizona, Nevada, Oregon and volunteering to manage the event, we expect
Washington. We have targeted more than 25 senior many residents to cheer on the participants and
communities in these states. We are also using the participate in the special events.
internet to reach other prospective participants
by having local Chambers of Commerce email I would like to say that my little league career
to their databases. We are also advertising the in the late 1950’s might qualify me to consider
games in our regular advertising; including radio sneaking into the softball competition but I have
and TV. The golf event is being marketed through seen our resident softball league play so I know
the PGA and other golf courses locally and out of that is not going to happen. Rather, I suspect I
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It’s not too late to sign up for the Aloha
Festival on August 8. This one takes
place at the Presidio in San Francisco and should
16th; and a Radio Disney Grandkids Day on
September 25th. All promise to be exciting, fun
be a fun day, out of the heat of the Sacramento
Valley. Enjoy the food and the music and maybe September also sees the start of the Broadway
learn how to do a Polynesian dance or two! The Sacramento season with “Burn the Floor” on
Tomato Festival in Fairfield on the 14th is an September 29th. If these performances are as
entertaining day and we do have space on the popular as the Music Circus shows, you will want
firstname.lastname@example.org / 774-3877
bus. Both of these trips will be cancelled if we to sign up early before the tickets are all gone.
don’t get more registrations. There is also space
Details for all August and September activities are
on the August 12th Reno day trip, as well as “Birth
found at the back of the Courier. Please, check
of Impressionism” on the 17th.
your personal calendars before you sign up to
New adventures for September include the avoid duplicate bookings. Read the information
Greek Festival on Friday, September 3rd at the carefully to make sure it is a trip in which you want
Sacramento Convention Center; Columbia State to participate.
Park on the 11th; Day at the Races on September
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featured resident • by Barbara Woolman
The Mars Man (and so much more!)
No, he doesn’t sell candy bars! SCR resident Norbert Stein
is a man of enormous talent and eclectic interests. His
fertile mind has developed numerous devices, some of which
are so common for people to have today. Norbert thinks that
within the next five years all information will be on eBooks—
newspapers, textbooks, manuals, magazines, etc.
have been patented and have become part of everyday life. He’s
interested in most everything, and his abundant ideas cover a Another piece of equipment that Norbert has invented is a two-
wide range of activities. part tennis racket. The “Y” shaped handle doubles back on the
net part of the racket so that it can be folded and carried in a
Norbert got a masters’ degree from the University of Michigan brief case. He didn’t get any venture capitalist intrigued enough
and did post-graduate studies at UCLA. He was a most with this idea to process its manufacture.
successful chief executive officer of the United Way in Texas,
Utah, and California. He was Vice- Currently Norbert is working on an enticing project, the Kineto,
President of Development at a product that will create electricity
Santa Clara University where he from the movement of vehicles on
raised millions of dollars for the
“Copernicus, Galileo, and roads and freeways. Sound kooky?
school. He also represented the Kepler had their skeptics, just as Well, it might just work. The idea is
school in government relations others said many would never fly, to generate another source of clean,
and gave presentations to many low-cost power. It is based on the
governmental agencies on both
let alone walk on the moon. Mars principles of kinetic energy—the
the state and federal levels. is next! It’s just a matter of time.” energy a body has due to its motion.
Norbert has always had a great Norbert has a working model of
curiosity about science. He created, edited, and published his Kineto, and it is really quite
the Silicon Valley Magazine for ten years, and every issue was astonishing. It is in a rectangular box about two feet long. It has
profitable. Major buyers included such well known computer a miniature highway with a rotating cylinder across one lane. As
giants as IBM, Seagate, and AMD. Norbert also created and an object (a car?) drives over the cylinder, its motion causes the
published the money-making SuperComputing Magazine. cylinder to rotate, making an electrical current. The model has
two little lampposts on the side of the road which lit up when
One of Norbert’s more light-hearted past times has been the Norbert drove a piece of cardboard over the cylinder.
creation of his Mars website, www.mars-landing.com. He’s most
enthralled with the planet Mars, and he asks website visitors Norbert is working with a major university that has shown great
to register their conjectures as to what day, month, and year a interest in his Kineto, and he is in the process of patenting his
human will step on that planet. The website allows participants concept. Who knows—maybe we’ll find these prototypes
to compare their predictions with all others who have entered all over the streets of Roseville, creating energy for us and for
their estimates. Roseville Electric.
Although always interested in space, Norbert’s fascination with
Mars became a focal point for him about six years ago. “There’s
continuously been cynicism about science”, Norbert muses.
“Copernicus, Galileo, and Kepler had their skeptics, just as others
said many would never fly, let alone walk on the moon. Mars is
next! It’s just a matter of time.”
Norbert thinks we must go to Mars, even though many feel it’s
an unnecessary improbability. “Why?” people ask. Norbert says
“We wouldn’t want some foreign country to get there first, claim
it, colonize it, and use it as a base for some sort of invasion.” The
ancillary information acquired along the way from such a feat
would be amazing, Norbert thinks, and well worth the effort.
Norbert’s remarkable mind has developed all sorts of interesting
devices. He conceived the electronic book and sold the rights
to this mechanism to a German media conglomerate. It was
the precursor of the iPad, the Nook, and other eBooks that Norbert Stein and his Kineto
sun city roseville community association, inc. 2010 August • Village Courier 5
T I M B E R S Gol f P ro
hot august nights
We still have plenty of room for our Hot August Nights
event on Sunday August 22nd. Great Food, Great Cars,
Live Entertainment and Dancing from 5:00 – 8:00 PM
on the patio. Please bring a check in to Jason or Felicia
and we will sign you up. $15.00 per person.
Jason Smith, Food & Beverage Director
Food & Beverage
774-3874 • email@example.com
beverages, tax & gratuity not included.
Come enjoy a nice quiet lunch or dinner on our
beautiful patio. Just ask the hostess or server and we
BrEakFast BuFFEt $4.95
will set you up. We have plenty of shade and if it’s too
Monday - Saturday hot we can turn on our misters. Take advantage of
7:00am-10:30am this wonderful facility.
• no doggie bag • no substitutions
2 for $22 or 1 for $11 Don’t forget about our great weekly specials. We still
EvEry Monday night have the breakfast buffet for $4.95 from 7:00 AM –
10:30 AM Monday thru Saturday. Also, our 2 for $22 or
1 for $11 Monday night special includes soup or salad,
an entrée and dessert. Prime Rib night is Thursday
Every Thursday night from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM and includes a soup or
primE riB niGht salad, 10oz prime rib with potato and vegetables for
10oz for $10.95 only $10.95 per person. Our regular menu is available
during all specials.
Visit the Timber Creek Golf Shop
As we come into the dog days of summer, be sure to visit the Timber Creek Golf Shop to
check out some of our cooler Items.
swing by Bette & court; Elements Long sleeve shirt
774-3891 • firstname.lastname@example.org
Mark GougerHead Golf Professional
IceFil: Skin cooling technology for maximum comfort in hot, humid weather. Can reduce
fabric temperature as much as 5 degrees Fahrenheit/3 degrees Celsius. Also provides UPF
50, quick dry fabric, and odor control.
aussie style outback soaker hat
This remarkable hat is designed to be soaked with water. As the water evaporates, it offers
a cooling sensation on the hottest days. Whether golfing, fishing, or sitting in the stands,
you will be the coolest!
Revolutionary Cool-it Caddy™ "grab and go" clutch bag conveniently travels with you in
high temperatures keeping your costly beauty or health care products protected from
The Timber Creek Golf Shop is definitely the coolest place in Sun City Roseville!
6 Village Courier • August 2010 sun city roseville community association, inc.
t he hot weather is upon us and so begins the
challenges of maintaining an aesthetically
pleasing golf course that doesn’t get too wet
As a reminder on August 23rd, 24th and 25th we will
be aerifying greens on the Pines, Lakes and Oaks.
9 holes will be done daily weather permitting.
from trying to keep the grass alive. So far we have This will help us recover from the summer stress
improved each year and we intend to do so again and with the warm soil temperatures help the
if our equipment functions properly. surfaces recover rapidly before the beautiful fall
Water is a major issue for all of us. We adjust the
& Director of Landscapes
Jim Ferrin, Golf Course Superintendent
reclaimed water on the golf course and in the After the greens are completed, we will be
common landscapes everyday to try to get the aerifying tees and then proceed into over seeding
right amount down as to maintain green, but firm fairways and thin areas with our improved cool
turf and healthy plants. With cool season grasses season turf types.
and young landscape plants this is a big challenge.
One hot day without the right amount of water
could prove to be disastrous with the loss of turf
I appreciate all those who are helping to improve
and landscape planting material. It also means
the golf course from RAMP to the Goose Patrol;
saving money, better energy cost and healthier
your efforts are to be commended. Thank You!
turf, trees and plants.
As homeowners you are using potable water,
a scarce commodity now days. Many of you do
check your controllers and sprinklers periodically
(or your landscape contractor does) to make sure
the system is operating correctly (no broken pipes
or sprinklers) and your plants and turf receive
the necessary water to thrive. If you’re not doing
T urf Talk
so, you probably should start checking so that
the potable water is being delivered as best as
possible to your landscape plants and turf. Many
of the controllers that I have seen around SCRCA
have the ability to be programmed with more
than one schedule which allows you to put just
the right amount of water down for the day based
on the age of the plants and turf. If you are having
problems doing just that contact Golf Course
Maintenance and we will be happy to assist
you free of charge conserve water and better
your landscape health. r.A.M.P. SCHeDULe
Some of our plans to battle the challenges (Resident Assisted Maintenance Program)
of the hot summer weather are to continue
to treat the re-claimed water with gypsum Monthly schedule for
so as to mitigate the salt build up in the soils
from using this type of water. We will also be R.A.M.P. Volunteers
poking solid tine holes in the turf surfaces
to assist in air and water getting down to
the roots of the turf grass. This year we will
be using some wetting agents to assist us
in water retention as well as other types of August 5 7:00 AM Lakes*
products that may assist in getting the water
to move through the soil profiles more readily August 12 7:00 AM Oaks*
preventing standing water.
August 19 7:00 AM Pines*
*Please note change of Golf Courses
sun city roseville community association, inc. 2010 August • Village Courier 7
W hen you swing a club, your muscles undergo tremendous
stress. Yoga will build strength, endurance, and flexibility to
aid you as you move through the swing. It will also help realign your
skeletal system to correct any problems like imbalances and weak Saturday 8:00 AM
posture. Specific strength training exercises will also allow you to cardio saLsa
play and feel your best. Sign up for the next session of strength
and yoga for Golfers in the Fitness Center. The session runs from Fridays 12:00 -12:45 PM
August 2 – September 13 (no class Sept 6) from 4:30-5:30 PM. Fee: chair ExErcisE
Elaine Lehman, Fitness Director • email@example.com
Monitor's Desk, 774-3831 / M-Sat 5:30am - 9pm & Sunday 6am - 9pm
$35. Class size is limited; please register with payment in the Fitness
Center. Instructor: Arlene Nyikes. Tues & Thurs 11:00 AM
Join Sun City Resident Gopal kapur for an engaging discussion
about a program of eating that is designed to be heart healthy, Daily 1:00 - 3:00 PM
diabetes-appropriate and low in calories. Taste and flavor don’t chair With FLair
have to be missing from a healthy diet! Mr. Kapur has been featured
by the publications such as the Sacramento Bee and he brings Mon, Wed & Fri 10:00 AM
his programs to the community at no cost due to support by the dancE & tonE
Rotary Club of Roseville. He’ll also provide you with recipe ideas Tues & Thurs 10:00 AM
that are have been analyzed by Sutter Roseville Medical Center’s
Nutrition and Food Services Department. Join us for this free event LoW impact aEroBics
on Tuesday August 17 at 1 PM in the Aspen and Birch Rooms. Space Mon, Wed, Sat 9:00 AM
is limited – please RSVP in the Fitness Center or 774.3831
Thank you to all the residents who Tues, Thurs:, Fri 9:00 AM
participated in our annual top dog,
kitty, and critter contest. Photos of opEn sWim
your adorable pets were displayed for a (indoor pooL)
month in the Fitness Center. “Winners” Mon - Fri Call for Times
were the pets that received the most
monetary votes and they were announced Sat & Sun All Hours
at a BBQ. Congratulations to Julie Brand- piLatEs
Actis and her Top Dogs. Rose-Marie and Lee Schaefer’s cats are
FRIDAY 11:00 AM
this year’s Top Cats. Your votes, donations, and ticket purchases for
the BBQ resulted in $1,611.75 which taJi
was entirely donated to the Placer Monday 2:00 PM
SPCA to help homeless animals
in your community. Many thanks tonE & strEtch
to the Bocce Club, Don Segale, Mon - Fri 8:00 AM
f i Tness
Mike Sofranac, and Gina Ponzo for
organizing the annual event. Mon, Wed, Fri 1:00 PM
Guest pass: Each household is entitled to one free guest pass each
year. New passes are available on July 1 each year. Please remember
that you must escort your guest down to the Fitness Center. Guests
must be 18 to use the weight and aerobics rooms and they must Tuesday & Thursday 7:00 AM
be at least 4 years old to use the pool. Children under 18 must be
supervised at all times by an adult. Additional escorted guest visits sports conditioninG
are available for $2 per guest per day. If you cannot escort your guest Tues & Thurs 3:15 - 4:15 PM
down to the Fitness Center, a resident must buy an unescorted pass
for their guest for $5 per guest per day. yoGa (Extra GEntLE)
Mon & Weds 11:00 AM
pool: If your child guests are using the pool, please remind them
that if they use the lap lanes they, need to sign in on the lap board yoGa
and they are limited to 45 minutes if others are waiting. They should
Mon & Weds 3:00 PM
be swimming or water walking if they are in the lap lanes. Play
activities should occur in the larger shallow area of the indoor pool Free Blood pressure screenings:
or anywhere in the outdoor pool. Residents should remember that first Monday of each month by
guests have the same privileges and rights to the lap lanes, weight Sun City Roseville Nurses at 9:30
room equipment, etc. AM in the Fitness Center.
8 Village Courier • August 2010 sun city roseville community association, inc.
twenty six things your Burglar Won't tell you: over the sink. And the windows on the second
floor, which often access the master bedroom-
1. Of course I look familiar. I was here just last week and your jewelry. It's not a bad idea to put motion
cleaning your carpets, painting your shutters, or detectors up there too.
delivering your new refrigerator.
8. It's raining, you're fumbling with your umbrella,
2. Hey, thanks for letting me use the bathroom and you forget to lock your door-understandable.
when I was working in your yard last week. While I But understand this: I don't take a day off because
Director of Citizens Patrol / Neighborhood Watch
was in there, I unlatched the back window to make of bad weather.
my return a little easier.
9. I always knock first. If you answer, I'll ask for
3. Love those flowers. That tells me you have taste directions somewhere or offer to clean your
... and taste means there are nice things inside. gutters. (Don't take me up on it.)
Those yard toys your kids leave out always make
me wonder what type of gaming system they have. 10. Most burglars enter through unlocked doors or
4. Yes, I really do look for newspapers piled up on
the driveway. And I might leave a pizza flyer in your 11. If you can delay my entry for just three minutes,
front door to see how long it takes you to remove most burglars will give up and leave.
12. Do you really think I won't look in your sock
5. Most crimes happen because someone gave a drawer? I always check dresser drawers, the
criminal an opportunity to act. bedside table, and the medicine cabinet.
6. If decorative glass is part of your front entrance, 13. You're right: I won't have enough time to break
don't let your alarm company install the control into that safe where you keep your valuables. But if
pad where I can see if it's set. That makes it too it's not bolted down, I'll take it with me.
14. A loud TV or radio can be a better deterrent
7. A good security company alarms the window than the best alarm system. If you're reluctant to
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ImPortANt PhoNe NUmberS
• Emergency 9-1-1 Executive Director
By Earl Wiklund • continued from page 4...
• Non-Emergency Police 774-5000
the other special events during the competition such
• SCR After Hours Emergency 789-0808 as day trips to local attractions and the big concert
on the Lodge’s back patio on the evening of October
• Citizens Patrol North Vehicle 223-1064 15th. Won’t you join me for a week of fun, food and
(8:00-10:30 PM) fellowship? Continue to look for upcoming notices
on the events through the Activities Department. In
• Citizens Patrol South Vehicle 223-1065 the mean time, I’m going to go try pickle ball. Is the
pickle ball really green? For more information on the
games, call the Activities Department or go to www.
• Neighborhood Watch Office 774-3817 NationalAAUSeniorChampionships.com; or ask me the
next time you see me at Timbers Restaurant. Just look
(8:00-12:00 PM) for the guy who looks like he should have been a jock.
• Citizens Patrol Office 774-3853
sun city roseville community association, inc. 2010 August • Village Courier 9
C om m I t t e e S
Ambassadors unoccupied rooms. During late night hours, the entire lodge will
be at a stand by temperature. If you are interested in the specific
temperature settings, they are in the Indoor Space Temperature
by Kathleen Quigley Policy on SCRES.ORG. To find them go to Committees-Properties-
It certainly was a ‘grand’ reopening of Sierra Pines on Saturday, Policies. The contractor began the final stages of the HVAC
July 3. Ambassador Committee members assisted Earl Wiklund project on July 7, 2010. It should be in full operation by the end
and Dodie Robeck at the gala event by leading tours of the of July. This new system should keep room temperatures more
new facility. Close to 700 residents attended and they were also consistent, conserve energy and save money.
treated to entertainment and refreshments on the patio. The Utility bills for all of us are steadily rising. By July, Roseville
electricity costs had increased 18% in 2010. In 2009/2010 the
Associations utility costs were budgeted at $653,000. Electrical
costs are a large part of our utility bill, so it is important that
we work toward making these systems more efficient We have
already put in light sensors that turn off the lights when a room is
empty, and dimmed the lights on the parking lots and buildings
after 11PM. The energy subcommittee of Properties is working
on other ways to help manage our utility costs.
The growth of our many street trees has caused some concern to
our residents. Trees benefit the community and your neighbors,
but they do lose leaves and grow where they aren't wanted.
Properties Committee receives many requests to cut down or
trim trees to keep the leaves and tree debris out of resident’s
Committee members will be working closely with Earl, Dodie, yards. Tree trimming is an additional expense because of the
and the Board of Directors to promote and support the upcoming size and complexity of our trees. We hire a contractor to trim or
AAU National Senior Championships to be held in Roseville remove trees when it is needed, and because of the expense, we
October 13 – 17. Sun City Roseville is an associate sponsor and try to combine several jobs before a contractor is called. There is
several SCR clubs are assisting the AAU in organizing events a Street Tree Care policy (2/09). You can find it in the Properties
here in Sun City and in the Roseville and Rocklin area. section of SCRES.ORG web page. Basically the policy states that
street trees overhanging, or uprooting sidewalks or roads will
The next New Resident Welcome Wine and Cheese will be
be trimmed or removed. The Association does not prune or
held Saturday, August 28 at Sierra Pines. The Ambassador
remove trees that overhang a resident’s yard. Our policy follows
Committee hosts a New Resident event three times throughout
the Roseville City Ordinance for street trees. If you have a tree
the year. Invitations are sent to all new owners and renters.
overhanging your yard, you may trim it back so it is not over
Along with greeting and welcoming new residents to our
your property line. When trimming trees, please consider their
wonderful community, the gathering provides new residents an
structure, health and community value.
opportunity to learn more about the many activities and events
that take place in SCR. LandscapinG
The Ambassador Committee meets the third Wednesday of each There are several landscaping projects currently underway. The
month. The next meeting will be Wednesday, August 18, at 2:00 entrance ponds are being rebuilt and the landscaping refreshed.
PM in the Aspen Room. Residents are welcome to attend. We The pond liner, and the waterfall have deteriorated over the
encourage everyone to take a look at the external website which years and the water flow between the two ponds needs to be
highlights our active lifestyle in SCR (www.suncityroseville.org). separated. The landscape is being redesigned to be more water
efficient and to prevent run off into the pond.
properties Committee The Bocce Court landscaping is being renewed after 15 years.
The trees are now giving shade and the shrubs need to be
by Janet Zeitman
changed. The new plan will contain plants from the UC Davis
HVAC - Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning systems 100 All stars. They have been chosen because they are drought
tolerant and low maintenance. These projects are another way
The Association has added a computerized HVAC control system that we are managing the environment around us to maintain
that will manage the heat and AC in the Timbers Lodge. It our property values and adjust to the rising costs of energy and
controls room temperature room by room. It is regulated to vary water.
within 2 degrees up or down. That is done by a pre set computer
program. The AC/Heat will automatically be reduced in
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What's on Your Bucket List?
Y ou can’t believe the Views from the Top!! On June 17th
it was my good fortune to travel to the top of the South
Tower of the Golden Gate Bridge!! Scratch one more thing off
my bucket list! The views from there are incredible!
It’s one of those things where you have to know someone who
knows someone to get a tour and lucky for me my Marin County
friend was that somebody. The three of us arrived at the Administration Building at about
3:00 PM for our 3:30 PM tour. After signing a very detailed Waiver
of Liability, we were loaded into a small electric vehicle and
driven on the sidewalk, amid honking horns and many people,
to the base of the South Tower. There we went through a small
door into an even smaller elevator which held three people (the
size of a phone booth). Definitely not for the claustrophobic!
We didn’t do all this alone....we were accompanied on our
adventure by employees Phillip and Amorette.
The elevator stops, after a seven-minute ride, close to the top of
the Tower and then there is a 20-foot steel rung ladder to climb.
After that it’s through a not-so-big-hatch and there you are,
WOW! 500 feet above the sidewalk with unforgettable views of
San Francisco, Marin and the Bay Area!!
I thought it would be frightening but instead it was simply
breathtaking! A very beautiful and memorable experience!
Sorry I can’t share the pictures with you but the Golden Gate
Highway and Transportation District prohibits publication of
Have you realized a dream? Email your story to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll consider it for publication.
Board of Directors ByGeorge Porter, President • continued from page 3...
reverse will occur. Already being planned is the design and amenities; others don’t participate in any.
construction of a professional Croquet Court and putting
together an architect-designed BBQ and Picnic facility – both at Either way, ALL homeowners enjoy home values that are quite
Sierra Pines. Two additional amenities for all of us to use. a bit higher than if we lifted our house up and put it down
somewhere in Roseville OUTSIDE Sun City. So, remember to be
These improvements along with the continual enhancement of thankful for all the ‘extras’ – whether or not you use the facilities
our landscapes and existing facilities are possible because we or participate in the activities. These ‘extras’ are protecting and
have a capable and diligent staff working here who are very enhancing your investment.
careful with our dollars. These improvements are also possible
because there are so many resident volunteers who assist them. Renters may wish to consider becoming owners in light of this
Our striving to continuously improve, within our means, is what reality. You will have to pay more at the beginning; however,
keeps us competitive and supports our individual home values. Sun City Roseville may just be the best real estate investment
around. (I’m not a real estate agent!)
So – it’s NOT just a house!
As I now leave the Board of Directors after four years, I thank
It’s a lifestyle loaded with services, attractive common grounds you most sincerely for giving me the opportunity to serve. I
and facilities, clubs, amenities, special interests, activities, and have enjoyed it immensely. And, it has been a special honor to
so on. Some of us participate in a wide range of activities and serve as your President during this past year.
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SU N Sh I N e
Citizens Patrol / Neighborhood Watch
Dick Geistert, Director of Citizens Patrol / Neighborhood Watch
continued from page 13...
leave your TV on while you're out of town, you can buy a $35
Services & Resources device that works on a timer and simulates the flickering glow
of a real television. (Find it at _faketv.com_ )
by Carol Hoskins
15. Sometimes, I carry a clipboard. Sometimes, I dress like a
NO MEETING IN AUGUST lawn guy and carry a rake. I do my best to never, ever look like
Next Meeting: Since no one has agreed to be nominated
for the position of Board President, formal meetings are 16. The two things I hate most: loud dogs and nosy neighbors.
suspended until further notice. The annual luncheon is
17. It takes less than two minutes for the average burglar to get
scheduled for noon, Thursday, September 2 at Sierra Pines. into your home.
Bring your own lunch or purchase one from Sierra Pines.
Questions can be referred to Jean Hedin, 771-4870; Carol 18. Just the risk of being seen or heard will deter most burglars.
Hoskins, 771-2731 or Don Chaney, 773-0839.
19. I'll break a window to get in, even if it makes a little noise. If
your neighbor hears one loud sound, he'll stop what he's doing
Volunteer Drivers Desperately Needed! Imagine not being
and wait to hear it again. If he doesn't hear it again, he'll just go
able to drive anymore! back to what he was doing. It's human nature.
“Door to Door Rides” volunteers drive homebound seniors 20. Most burglars will not enter an occupied home.
to and from medical appointments, pharmacy, banking,
shopping, etc. For many of our seniors, this is the only 21. I'm not complaining, but why would you pay all that money
for a fancy alarm system and leave your house without setting
transportation they are able to use. You choose the day it?
and amount of time you are able to contribute. Please call
“Seniors First”, Nancy Cremarosa, 1-800-878-9222, option 2, 22. I love looking in your windows. I'm looking for signs that
then 1. Mileage reimbursable – gratitude immeasurable! you're home, and for flat screen TVs or gaming systems I'd like.
I'll drive or walk through your neighborhood at night, before
Macular Degeneration will be the topic presented by a you close the blinds, just to pick my targets.
knowledgeable speaker at Merrill Gardens, Retirement & 23. Avoid announcing your vacation on your Face book page.
Assisted Living, 7418 Stock Ranch Road, Citrus Heights, at It's easier than you think to look up your address.
the monthly luncheon on Friday, August 20, 12-2:00 PM.
Cost is $11. RSVP by August 15 to 491-5885. This program is 24. To you, leaving that window open just a crack during the
day is a way to let in a little fresh air. To me, it's an invitation.
presented every third Friday. If you have questions or need
transportation, call Cathy Reuter, 725-7418. 25. If you don't answer when I knock, I try the door. Occasionally,
I hit the jackpot and walk right in.
Dial-a-Ride curb-to-curb bus service tickets are on sale in the
Lodge, Thursday, August 5 and September 2, 8:30-10:30 AM. 26. A cooperative program such as Neighborhood Watch is a
strong deterrent to crime.
A book of 10 tickets is $10. Thank you to the Foundation for
subsidizing the regular ticket price. Call 774-5757 to schedule Protection for you and your home! If you don't have a gun,
a ride with 24 hour advance notice. here's a more humane way to wreck someone's evil plans for
Our yellow flyer, “We’re Here to Help”, in the Lodge kiosk is
a list of available services, such as medical equipment loans, Wasp spray: When asked by a concerned person about using
pepper spray, the local police department recommended that
care giver relief, emergency care, errands, friendly visitor, she get a can of wasp spray instead.
rides, support groups, peer counseling and more. If you’re
unable to go to the Lodge, call Carol, 771-2731, to have one The wasp spray, they told her, can shoot up to twenty feet away
sent to you or download a copy from the Sun City website: and is more accurate. With the pepper spray, they have to get
too close and could overpower you. The wasp spray temporarily
www.scres.org.; Clubs & Groups; Service Groups.
blinds an attacker until they get to the hospital for an antidote.
"That's going to give you a chance to call the police; or run
away." Maybe even save your life.
Thought for the Day: Why is it that people who have an hour to
waste usually try to spend it with someone who does not? The Director is always available to speak at your Neighborhood
Watch meetings or Club meetings.
sun city roseville community association, inc. 2010 August • Village Courier 13
bU l l e t I N b oA r d
Bulletin Board / Classifieds
Box tops for Education For more information contact Ticket Chairpersons, Ellie
Papineau @ 771-5457 or Sue Birilli @771-5797.
What do PILLSBURY Toaster Strudel Pastries, Sweet Rolls,
Grands, Crescent Dinner Rolls and Cinnamon Rolls all have in
common? They all have a BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION coupon
on them! TIME TO TRANSFER TO A TAX-FREE RETIREMENT BEFORE 2011
TAXES. - Investment Advisor Representative, Jeff B. Mitchell,
Each coupon is worth 10 cents for our local schools. Clip them
local IRA expert, trained by Ed Slott for IRA to Roth IRA
take them to the Administration Office and put them in the
conversions. Bring a friend and come hear Jeff discuss the
rules regarding conversion of IRA’s to Roth IRA’s. Learn the
SHORS (Seniors Helping Our Roseville Schools) - Dian Thomas advantages of converting, such as:
• Tax-free growth!
calling all sun city crafters • No required minimum distribution!
The Holiday Boutique Committee of Sun City Roseville is • Income tax-free money to you and your heirs!
looking for new, quality, hand-made items for the annual
Holiday Boutique which will be held on Saturday, November 6, THURSDAY, AUGUST 12TH, 10:15 AM in the ASPEN ROOM.
2010 at the Lodge. If you are interested in selling at this event, Seating limited, register today – (800)530-2051
contact Marie Ah Fong at 784-1941.
Licensed CA Insurance Agent #0777322 * Insurance Agents/
Brokers $500 educational fee to attend.
French & spanish
FRENCH - 3rd Tuesday, 2-4:00 PM. SPANISH - 3rd Wednesday, WantEd
2-4:00 PM. Have fun retaining or improving your language skills
BUYING GOLD & SILVER COINS - Don’t get ripped off!! I always
with videos, games and other activities. All levels welcome.
pay lots more for gold coins, silver coins, old silver dollars, old
Fluency not required, but some knowledge of the language is
paper money. Some dates are worth more! Call me for examples.
helpful. No dues. Sandy Haley, 792-2881.
Call Sun City Resident, Jerry @ 916-772-4268.
Macular degeneration/Low vision Support Group
Do you have extra books you would like to unload?? The Friends
of the Roseville Library would love to have them for their Used Anyone with macular degeneration or other vision impairment
Book Sale at the Martha Riley Library in October. Give me a call , and their families are encouraged to attend the monthly
I'll be happy to come by and pick them up -Virginia @ 771-5846. meetings and luncheon held the 4th Wednesday of each
month. The meetings are held at the Eskaton Village Lodge
Learning Center from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM. Dues are $12.00
scr Foundation Bingo each year ($6.00 for the remainder of 2010). For information
August 8th - Doors open at 12:30 PM. Games begin at 1:00 PM. about this new group call Bette DeCuir at 771-4987.
Presale tickets in lobby on Aug. 1 and 2nd from 8:00 AM - 12:00
For reservations call the Eskaton receptionist at 789-783l. The
PM. Questions: Call Helen Bisenius, 773-8182.
menu is available from the receptionist. Lunch is $11.00 per
sun city Foundation
If transportation is needed from Sun City Roseville, contact Irma
ANNUAL BALL AND SILENT AUCTION, NOVEMBER 13, 2010 Eberly at 771-5813.
The 14th Annual Foundation Ball “Music of the Night” will be
held Saturday November 13, 2010. The black tie optional event "one hundred (100) all stars
includes a no host bar, a silent auction, and special gourmet
dinner. The popular John Skinner Band will be playing for your "One Hundred (100) All Stars expert, Ellen Zagory, from the
dancing and listening pleasure. UC Davis Arboretum will be speaking at Sierra Pines, Tuesday,
September 7 at 7:00 P.M. The 100 All Stars are water wise plants
Table registration forms and fliers will be available in the that have proven to thrive in this area. This presentation is
lobby kiosk. Tickets will be available for purchase on Saturday,
September 4th from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM in the Lodge. sponsored by the Sun City Garden Club. Admission is free."
“Sun City Roseville Community Association, Inc. does not endorse or guarantee any work, product, information or claims made by
advertisers and/or seminar presentations held at Sun City Roseville.”
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Trained to Help Others
by Tom McClelland
r aising a dog and keeping it as a friendly, loving pet is a most
common thing to do. It seems half the people in Sun City
Roseville have a dog as a pet.
pups in training are a magnet.
There are lots of questions to be
asked and answered each time
a caped pup in training is out
When the raising of the canine has a greater purpose than in public. As puppy raisers we
just being a household companion, the duty takes on new learn to allow a bit more time for
responsibilities. Canine Companions for Independence (CCI) has everything we do when taking
been providing assistance dogs since 1975. The organization our dog out in public.”
gets volunteers to raise dogs in their homes, to train them to
grow up to be intelligent animals that can help disabled citizens Dogs in training go everywhere
and others. with their trainers. That includes
the work place, shopping trips
CCI provides puppies to qualified volunteers at no cost. However, and family visits. Dogs also
the expenses of raising the dog are covered by the volunteer. attend various events such as
Dogs used in the program are Golden Retrievers, Labrador fairs, parades and organized
Retrievers or a mix of the two breeds. Chosen puppy raisers events highlighting disability
will take their dog to puppy classes and will teach them house awareness. Cammie and Carolyn Glogoski
manners and public etiquette. Once they are old enough, they graduated as a team
will enter CCI’s formal training program at a regional training Each assistance dog starts as in Santa Rosa.
center in Santa Rosa. a puppy that needs a loving
home. Raising one of these special animals can change a life.
Candidates must complete a two-week educational course. The Volunteer puppy raising is an incredible way to help those with
program is designed to match person and dog to prepare them disabilities live more independent lives.
to work together. Dogs are trained for specific duties. Some will
become helpers for people with physical handicaps. Others will Volunteer puppy raisers provide specially bred puppies a safe
learn to alert the deaf and hard of hearing to important sounds. home, take them to obedience classes, serve them a healthy
Still others will enhance independence for children and adults diet, provide socialization opportunities and give lots of love.
with physical, cognitive and developmental disabilities. Some
will even work with a professional in a visitation, education or Each hour spent caring for a CCI puppy is vital to its development
healthcare setting. as a future assistance dog. The puppy-raising program provides
a unique opportunity for volunteers to assist CCI with its
Raising one of these specially bred canines takes about 18 important mission.
months, long enough to get lovingly attached to the animal.
Gerard’s first puppy would become a service dog. Cammie was
Cris Gerard, a local banker, knows the routine. She has her name. After graduating as a facility dog, she became the
trained four dogs successfully. She became aware of Canine first such dog on campus at San Jose State University. Professor
Companions 10 years ago. A Carolyn Glososki was matched with Cammie.
volunteer in a wheelchair from
CCI demonstrated what her Glogoski reported on the dog’s doings: “Cammie has been busy
dog did for her. “It was the little in her new role. She participated along with the CCI South Bay
things like picking up dropped group in the Los Gatos City holiday parade. She was the main
objects and placing them in her attraction at the Mental Health Association’s annual Christmas
lap, turning lights on and off. lunch. We met with under-served middle school students
and pulling open the refrigerator sponsored by the American Association of University Women
door that were the helpful (AAUW) who came to the university with the students to expose
things,” says Gerard. them to health careers and talked about pet-assisted therapy.”
Glogoski was awarded a one-year sabbatical to do some special
Gerard was immediately pet therapy projects with Cammie in the university’s sponsored
impressed. “What I saw was clinics. She also did some research. It seems Cammie is a
most amazing,” she says. These success, as are so many of these specially trained canines.
furry four-legged ambassadors
help connect those holding the Anyone interested in raising one of these clever canines
Canine Joan Buntin
leash to others they may not have can phone 916/722-4243, or check out the Website: www.
These dogs are smart and
contacted with previously. Even caninecompanions.org
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l I b r A ry N e wS
by Sherry Prisk • Library 774-3824
The following new books were added to the
library for JuLy:
The last Library Monitor’s meeting was held June 28, 2010.
This past month there were 12 hard back books donated
and shelved and16 purchased books shelved. The soft Coulter, Catherine Whiplash
cover carousels are full. There were 15 older audio cassette
tapes discarded. Cussler, Clive The Spy
The Annual Book Sale was held June 12th. As always, this Deaver, Jeffery The Burning Wire
is very popular with both residents and the general public
DeMille, Nelson The Lion
who attend the Parking Lot Sale and the book sale. The
library made $917 at the sale. Books that do not sell are Griffin, Emily Heart Of The Matter
donated to different groups and organizations and they are
always happy to receive them. Thank you to all who visited Koontz, Dean Frankenstein, Lost Souls
our booth and proceeds from the sale will be used to make
your library an even better place. Larsson, Stieg The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s
Notice to Library Monitors - please do not turn the
computer off. As we were finding it hard sometimes to get Patterson, James Private
the computer up and running, it was decided to just leave
Robb, J.D. Fantasy in Death
it on all the time.
The August meeting will be held August 23, 2010 at 10:00
AM. All monitors are invited to attend. We hope to see you non-Fiction
Alter, Jonathan The Promise
Bourdain, Anthony Medium Raw
Madden, Bill Steinbrenner
In Memoriam Schweikart, Larry
Seven Events that Made America
Such Men as These; Story of the
Navy Pilots’ over Korea
Eva Schlaegel 5/7/10 Village 11 Wittman, Robert K. Priceless: How I Went Under
Cover to Rescue The Worlds
Ormi Joy Gebhardt 5/29/10 Village 5 Stolen Treasures
Alice Baker 6/1/10 Village 9
Shirley Buonocore 6/16/10 Village 10
Cabor, Amanda Paper Roses
Charles “Chuck” Crownover 6/17/10 Village 10
Deveraux, Jude Forever and Always
Dorothy Bauer 7/12/10 Village 8
Evans, Richard Paul The Last Promise
If you would like Memoriam information shared Lacy, Joanna So Little Time
in the Courier, please contact:
christine pedersen Patterson, Richard North The Race
Woods, Stuart Mounting Fears
email@example.com • 774-3871
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w e b SI t e
Your Resident Website www.scres.org
by Charlyn Ross, website committee
EXTRA! EXTRA! • To review your website profile, click on “My Profile” in the main
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the "My Profile" page, choose "User Profile."
The words "Extra! Extra! Read all about it!" are meant to be an
alert that some important information is being communicated, • The minimum information that should appear in your profile
usually in a special edition. Our Association is using these is your name, address, phone number and email address.
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• Take note of the boxes next to the fields for your phone
Edition email feature.
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This new notification process has been developed to further check “Hide from Address Book.” Having your email address
improve communication in our community. Its objective is to on the "My Profile" page, even if it is hidden from viewing in
permit staff to send out brief e-mail messages of immediate the Address Book permits you to receive, via your email, the
importance to residents in a timely manner. informative mid-month eCourier and any eCourier Special
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• To receive the mid-month eCourier as well as the eCourier
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shortest possible time. Special Edition, recognizing the need for a procedure to alert
residents to timely important notices. Yet another great step in
To assure that you receive the eCourier Special Edition, you
improving community communication!
need to confirm that your email address is contained in the
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eCourier on the 15th of the month, then your email address
is contained in the Association database. In fact, you may be Website Committee Meeting
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Photo SIG GalleryJuNE 2010
Contrasts(such as light and dark, old and new, large and small) or patterns/shapes
FIrSt PlACe SeCoNd PlACe thIrd PlACe
Old & New Native Shadow Dancer Aglow
by Nancy Carman by Mary Selfridge by Barbara Sargent
hoNorAble meNtIoN hoNorAble meNtIoN
Approach of the Cool Blue Blazers Bridging it
by Quentin Miller by Mary Selfridge
View more photos at www.scradmin.org/gallery
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Sierra Pines Expansion • story by Barbara Woolman / photos by Barbara Woolman, Lisa Ravel and Dennis Studer
At last --the long-awaited expansion
of Sierra Pines is complete! Residents,
relatives, and friends gathered for a gala
celebration on Saturday, July 3rd. It was a
great party!! After opening remarks and
ribbon cutting, the crowd poured into the
beautiful new facility. Out back on the
patio, a lengthy line formed to partake in
the buffet breakfast. Over five hundred
people attended. (And the granola was
Dodie gives Board Chairman George John Pennington shows residents the
Porter tiny ribbon cutting scissors. locations of additional golf cart spaces
and the future croquet field.
The number of “second cars” attending is
amazing! Additional golf cart spaces are
forthcoming. The crowd stands in the breakfast buffet
line. Will there be enough?
George cuts with real scissors
The crowd jockeys for position as they
await the festivities. Wow! It’s gorgeous!
The crowd sits under covered patio
Kent Walton and Marilyn Lobsitz
...and the band played on, while folks
Crownover—two hard workers.
line-danced and jitterbugged.
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Is There life out There?
story by Barbara Woolman
photos credits: NASA, ESA, and
The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)
Plumes of glowing hydrogen blast from the
central nucleus of M82. The pale, star-like
objects are clusters of tens to hundreds of
thousands of stars.
Are we alone? This age-old question has been pondered for centuries. Over the years, scholars have speculated that other
worlds exist that could contain some form of life. In our time, recent advances in science and technology have brought us to
the threshold of finding an answer to this timeless question.
Recent discoveries of numerous planets which travel round stars other than our own sun confirm the fact that our solar system
is not unique. These exoplanets or extrasolar planets are planets that orbit stars different from our sun—the prefix ‘exo’ means
“outside” in Greek.
Many scientists hypothesize that the heavens are full of exoplanets that might have moons spinning around them. The moon
Pandora from the movie “Avatar” and the Star Wars forest moon of Endor are mythical examples of such moons. The moons are
earth-like worlds in solar systems besides our own, and they spin around giant gas planets. So far, astrophysicists have found
over four hundred exoplanets outside our solar system. Could their moons support life as we know it?
With very sophisticated telescopes, planet hunters study the atmosphere of these heavenly bodies with their moons and detect
key gases like carbon dioxide, oxygen, and water vapor. There is speculation that a rocky moon orbiting a gas planet could be
life-friendly if that planet orbited within the star’s habitable zone—the region warm enough for liquid water to exist.
The difficulties of observing exoplanets stem from three basic facts:
®Planets don’t produce any light of their own.
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Thousands of stars are forming in the
cloud of gas and dust known as the Orion
nebula. More than 3,000 stars of various
sizes appear in this image. Some of them
®They are an enormous distance from us. have never been seen in visible light.
®They are lost in the blinding glare of their parent stars.
Since planets do not give off their own light, observing them
directly is a formidable challenge. Also, overcoming the
incredible distances of galaxies is daunting. For example, if
there were a planet orbiting the nearest star, Proxima Centauri,
it would be 7,000 times more distant than Pluto. That would be
like standing in Boston and looking for a moth near a spotlight
in San Diego. The light of the parent star can be as much as ten
million times brighter than the reflected light of the exoplanet
itself. Astronomers are developing advanced technologies that
will extend our vision by making the parent star dimmer.
Over the next fifteen years, NASA is embarking on a bold
series of missions to find and characterize new worlds. These
will be the most sensitive instruments ever built, capable of
reaching far beyond the bounds of our own solar system. The
Keck Interferometer uses a technique where two beams of
light interfere with one another in such a way that they either
reinforce or neutralize each other, thus allowing measurement
of planets. NASA’s Kepler Mission is surveying our region of the
Milky Way galaxy to detect hundreds of Earth-sized planets.
PlanetQuest will measure distances and positions of stars with
unprecedented accuracy. Eventually the Terrestrial Planet
Could we communicate with possible inhabitants? This
Finder, with an imaging power one hundred times greater than
depends on two things: Have they developed enough
the Hubble Space Telescope, will provide the first photographs
intelligence and technology for such a feat? And do
of nearby planetary systems.
they want to communicate with us? Extraterrestrial
Will we ever be able to visit an exoplanet? There are many communication, if even possible, would require a huge
complexities which pose limitations on such a mission. First, amount of time, perhaps longer than the duration of a
these bodies are incredibly far away. It would take forty years human life.
traveling at a speed one-tenth of the speed of light just to
None of these new worlds has actually been seen. The
reach the closest star. Second, interstellar space is not empty. It
majority of exoplanets are massive, Jupiter-class in size,
contains matter that is a mixture of gas and small sand grains—
and unlikely to harbor life as we know it. Nonetheless, the
interstellar dust. If a spaceship collides with a tiny grain of sand
dream of other worlds waiting to be explored is moving
at such great speeds, the impact would be disastrous.
from the realm of science fiction into reality. The new tools
and visionary technologies currently under development
will enable us to learn much more about nearby planetary
Scientists will analyze the atmospheres of these distant
worlds, looking for carbon dioxide, water, and ozone.
Substantial presence of all three gasses would suggest
that life is present. Such a discovery would at last provide
convincing evidence that we are not alone.
Arp 274 is a trio of galaxies. They appear to
be partially overlapping in this image, but Will we find another Earth?
may be located at different distances.
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Hubble story by Darleen Hegerle
o ne of humankind’s more dramatic creations has
been the development, launch and maintenance
of the Hubble Telescope. This marvelous satellite has
literally shown us millions of worlds that were previously
unknown – and it’s been reporting back to it’s homeland
for twenty years!
According to Hubblesite.org, the construction of the
Hubble Space Telescope was completed in 1985 but
finally deployed April 25, 1990 from the space shuttle
Discovery. Since then there have been several trips to
repair, add and maintain Hubble. For those who like
“just the facts, m’am”, here are a few that may surprise
you about the Hubble: The cost at launch was $1.5
billion; length is 43.5 feet; weight is 24,500 pounds; the
diameter is 14 feet; altitude is 353 miles; orbit time is
97 minutes; orbital speed is 17,500 miles per hour and
Hubble is fueled by two 25-foot solar panels. There
are two mirrors: primary at 94.5 inches weighing
1,825 pounds, and secondary at 12 inches weighing
27.4 pounds. Hubble transmits about 120 gigabytes of
science data every week; equal to about 3,600 feet of
books on a shelf, which is stored on magneto-optical
These two spiral galaxies, drawn
together by gravity, started to
interact a few hundred million years
ago. The Antennae Galaxies are the
nearest and youngest examples of a
pair of colliding galaxies.
In order to take images of distant, faint objects, Hubble
must be extremely steady and accurate. The telescope is
able to lock onto a target without deviating more than
7/1000th of an arcsecond, or about the width of a human
hair seen at a distance of 1 mile.
Hubble owes much of its development to early pioneers
A billowing tower of gas and dust rises
in this field such as German scientist Hermann Oberth,
from the stellar nursery known as the Eagle
one of the founders of rocketry and Lyman Spitzer
Nebula. This small piece of the Eagle Nebula
Jr., an American astrophysicist. In 1975, the European
is 57 trillion miles long (91.7 trillion km).
Space Agency began to work together with NASA on a
plan that would eventually become the Hubble Space
Telescope. In 1977, Congress approved funding for the
telescope. The telescope was named after astronomer
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Edwin Powell Hubble (1889–1953), who made some of the
most important discoveries in modern astronomy at that time. Clouds of dust and gas in the Orion Nebula churn
Before discovering his passion for the stars, Dr. Hubble earned a out stars in this tiny section of the huge Orion
law degree and served in World War I. However, after practicing Nebula. The gas is illuminated and heated by
law for one year, he decided that for him, astronomy mattered ultraviolet light from four hot, massive stars.
The Hubble accelerated humanity to one of its greatest
advances in space discovery. Its position above the atmosphere
gives it a view of the universe that typically far surpasses that
of ground-based telescopes. Its gaze has helped determine
the age of the universe, the identity of quasars, the existence
of dark energy, and has revealed the age of the universe to be
about 13 to 14 billion years, much more accurate than the old
range of anywhere from 10 to 20 billion years.
The Hubble Telescope has shown galaxies in all stages of
evolution, including baby galaxies that were around when
the universe was still young. It found clumps of gas and dust
around young stars that likely function as birthing grounds for
new planets and discovered that gamma-ray bursts — strange,
incredibly powerful explosions of energy — occur in far-distant
galaxies when massive stars collapse. And these are only a
handful of its many contributions to astronomy.
So, how does Hubble work? Basically, light hits the primary
mirror which bounces off to the secondary mirror which focuses
the light through a hole back in the primary mirror that then
goes to instruments.
Generally speaking, telescopes work by collecting more light
than the human eye can capture on its own. The larger the
telescope mirror, the more light it can collect, thus better
images. Hubble's primary mirror is small compared with those
of current ground-based telescopes, which can be 400 inches
and up, but Hubble's location beyond the atmosphere gives it
All of Hubble's functions are powered by sunlight which is
converted into electricity. Some of that electricity is stored in
batteries that keep the telescope running when it's in Earth's
shadow, blocked from the Sun's rays.
Hundreds of engineers and computer scientists at Goddard
Space Flight Center and the Space Telescope Science Institute
are responsible for keeping Hubble operating smoothly by
monitoring its health and performance. Astronomers from
around the world compete for time to use Hubble but there are
more scientists than time to use it, so a review committee of
astronomy experts chooses the best proposals from the bunch.
The winning proposals are those that make the best use of the
telescope’s capabilities while addressing vital astronomical
questions. Each year around 1,000 proposals are reviewed and
approximately 200 are selected.
We owe much of what we’ve learned via the Hubble Telescope
to Dr. Edwin Hubble and others who pressed forward to realize
the dream of space exploration. While we have learned much
about the cosmos during the last 20 years, it is only a speck of
what’s really “out there”.
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your own backyard • by Shirley Sampson
Summer Shooting Stars
Throughout the year one can see what appear to be lights night of watching. Others set their alarm clock around 1:30
streaming across the dark night sky depending upon clouds, or 2 am in the morning to look at the northeast sky.
moon glow and street lights. Popularly called “falling stars”
or “shooting stars” they are not “stars” but tiny dust particles Sun City resident Eric Sauer, known for sharing his knowledge
from comets called meteroids which are burning up as of astronomy was contacted about the best place to view
they enter the earth’s atmosphere. This August shower can this late summer event. This was his reply:
sometimes be one of the best meteor showers of the year. “Best Location: For people, who don't want to go places
Some years 60 meteors an hour on peak nights have been after midnight,.....the best place is probably a dark area
observed. The viewing period for this shower is from July 23 in their own BACKYARD and looking north-east-locate
to August 22 with the peak night of August 12 and morning the constellations Perseus and Cassiopeia. For the more
of August 13 between midnight and dawn. adventurous people, the north-east area of Roseville (SCR
In early times it was thought that the lights were the souls Golf course area or Placer County Fairgrounds) would offer
of dead persons who were on their way to heaven. Science areas with a wider open horizon”.
tells us that comets are the source of these lights as they
stream through space shedding tons of debris. This goes on
every night, but several times a year there is more activity. Good luck to all who attempt to see this common but often
Occasionally there are meteor storms when thousands unseen summer event.
of falling stars can be seen. An historic storm occurred
along North America’s East coast near Niagara Falls in
November 1833. Hundreds of meteors per minute, falling
w w w. seask y.org
like snowflakes or heavy rain were seen by observers who
estimated that 50,000 to 200,000 meteors were seen per w w w.jpl.nasa.gov/nr ws
hour during the viewing period. The quantity of the burning
space grit or dust that can be seen on any night depends
upon the weather, clouds, city lights and moon glow that
can obscure the light from the burning meteors. This late
summer shower appears in the Constellation Perseus which
rises in the northeast about 11pm in mid-August. The comet
Swift-Tuttle is responsible for the meteors in this shower Wikipedia
known as the Perseids in the constellation. The crescent Burnham, Robert, et al.
moon on the 12th will be out of the way early so viewing in a Advanced Skywatching c.1997
suitable place could be good.
A lawn chair or chaise lounge so you can hold your head
back comfortably is the best way to view the night sky for
meteors. Binoculars or telescopes are not necessary but
binoculars could be handy. It takes about 20 minutes for
eyes to adjust to the darkness. A flashlight with a red light
when needed will help retain your night vision. Some take
blankets, pillows and refreshments throughout the long
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C lU b S
BILLIARDS Meetings as needed Bill Marcum 771-4758
M-F (Oct to Mar) 1:30 pm (Sign-in) – Brenda Spencer 773-5975
2:00 pm (Play)
BOCCE M-F (Apr to Sept) 6:00 pm (Sign-in) –
6:30 pm (Play)
Lessons: Gil Lugo 774-1615
BRIDGE Officers Mtg – 4th Mon. 9:30 am Sy Karfiol 771-8384
COMPUTER 4th Mon. 10:00 am Carver Sears 771-2672
CREATIVE ARTS 4th Thurs. (Mar-June-Sept-Dec) 10:00 am Lois Habein 772-2484
DANCE Tues. & Thurs. 12:00 pm Jane McNally 772-9537
FINE ARTS 2nd Thurs. 1:00 pm Dennis Carr 771-9897
GARDEN 1st Tues. 7:00 pm Jim Gruebele 773-1867
GOLDEN NINERS 3rd Wed. (Jan-Apr-Jul-Oct) 12:00 pm J.R. Moors 772-4913
HE & SHE GOLF 1st & 3rd Mon. 7:30 am (Play) Bill & Bobbi Dunk 771-5655
INVESTORS 1st Sat. 8:00 am Jack Ellison 771-5590
NEEDLE ARTS 1st Wed. 2:00 pm Barbara Aaberg 773-1897
2nd Thurs. (Jan-July-Nov) 10:00 am
RV 1st Sat. (Mar-May) 4:00 pm Janet Jacob 780-2080
2nd Sat. (Sept) 4:00 pm
SIERRA PINES Wednesdays (Play)
Maddi Robison 765-4675
LADIES GOLF Mtg. 3rd Wed. 2:00 pm
SINGERS Thurs. 2:30 pm Kathleen Roach 772-0917
SINGLES 1st Wed. 6:00 pm Jean Hedin 771-4870
SOFTBALL 1st Wed. 1:30 pm Don Walter 771-7954
Tues. & Wed. 9:00 am (Play)
TENNIS Sat. 8:00 am & 9:30 am (Play) Barbara O’Malley 774-2768
Mtg. 1st Wed (Odd Months) 5:00 pm
Tues. 7:30 am (Play)
TIMBER CREEK MEN’S GOLF Paul Wilmoth 771-0958
Mtg. 1st Wed. 8:30 am
TIMBER CREEK WOMEN’S GOLF Mtg. 3rd Wed. 1:30 pm Karen Bell 797-2355
TRAVEL 4th Mon. 3:00 pm Bill Ah Fong 784-1941
VETERANS 1st Wed. 10:30 am Manny Hirschel 771-9918
See Club Bulletin Board
WATER FITNESS Joe Steele 773-1920
outside locker room
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C heck out the Billiards Club website for the latest Club
information. N ew Game section, 0-99: Starting Monday August 9th,
12:30 PM. The Club is making a special offer to Duplicate
players who have not tried the Monday ACBL Game. Play free
notice of next meeting and annual Bbq: The Billiards Club for 3 times in the 0-99er game. You do not have to belong to
will hold its regularly scheduled meeting on August 7, 2010, ACBL to play. You are welcome to join; just ask Arlene Coakley
at 5:00 PM at Sierra Pines. The annual BBQ will immediately for a membership application.
follow the meeting. There is no charge to members for the BBQ
and $12.00 for guests. Additional information is posted in the Bridge Game schedule: Social bridge games are Mon. 6:30
Billiards Room. PM, Wed. Workshop 8:30 AM, Wed. Evening 6:30 PM and Fun
and Friendly Duplicate workshop, Thursdays 8:30 AM in the
new officers Elected: At the June 24, 2010 meeting, the Card Room at the Lodge. Duplicate ACBL games: Mon. 12:45
following members were elected officers for July 1, 2010 to PM at Sierra Pines and Thursday 6:00 PM in the Card room at
June 30, 2011 term: the Lodge.
President, Bill Marcum; Vice President, Gary Evans; Secretary, Beginning Bridge class: Learn to play bridge with Willi
Kathleen Codon; and Treasurer, Marie Levens. Williams starting Tuesday September 21st at 9:00 AM in the
Card Room. Class fee of $25 payable by check to SCR Bridge
Wednesday night mixed couples Weekly tournaments:
Club and due on the first day of class. Sign up sheet is on the
Becky and Gary Evans captured the first tournament of the
bulletin board in the Card Room.
month. They were followed by long-time teammates Marlene
and Bill Force, who won five out of six games to take first place party time: Friday, August 13th is our next bridge luncheon.
the following week. The month ended with the team of Betty 11:00 AM in the Timber Creek Ballroom. Social and Duplicate
Johnson and Paul Vitton taking the weekly tournament title. games, soup and salad buffet for $16. Checks accepted for Social
by Joan Donlon, 773-3458 and Duplicate by Joan Oakley 772-
monthly tournaments: The team of Ken Arena and Paul
0188. Deadline for sign ups is August 4th. The menu includes
Garcia won the Men’s Team Monthly 8 Ball Tournament.
gazpacho or minestrone soup, Caesar salad with chicken on
Players are needed for the monthly Men’s 8 Ball and Men’s 9
the side, fresh fruit platter, roasted vegetable platter, cookies
Ball Tournaments. The sign-up sheets for these tournaments
and brownies , coffee and tea.
can be located on the wall near the sign-in sheet entrance in
the Billiards Room. new Life master: Congratulations to Lorraine Lazowick who
became a Life Master at the Sacramento Regional Tournament
note: club and Locker Fees due For July 1 thru June 30 :
Your annual club dues of $15 are payable now for the period
July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011. If you have a locker, those new officers: Barbara Ohman is the 2010-2011 Membership
fees of $15 a year are also due. There is a lock box in the Billiards Chair. Her name was inadvertently omitted in the July issue.
Room for depositing your check
for your dues or fees. If you have club dues 2010-2011: Bridge Club Dues are now due!! Check
any questions, please contact the list of unpaid members in the Card Room. Checks in the
Treasurer Marie Levens, 773- amount of $5.00 payable to SCR Bridge Club should be sent to
2188. Barbara Ohman at 7048 Hayride Lane, Roseville, CA 95747. No
cash payments accepted.
Couples Tournament Winners
Bill and Marlene Force
Men's 8 Ball Tournament
Winners Ken Arena and
G EnEraL mEEtinG – August 23rd - 4th MONDAY, 10:00
AM, Ballroom. The Photo SIG will talk about their activities
including critiquing each photo submission and going on
Paul Garcia photo shooting outings.
counciL mEEtinG – August 16th – 3rd MONDAY, 3:00 PM,
Computer Room. All members are welcome.
July 2010 Men's 9 Ball spEciaL intErEst Groups (siG):
Jimmy Baker and Ken Arena GENEALOGY SIG –August 4th - 1st Wednesday, 2:00 PM at
Sierra Pines. Please be aware our time changed from 1 to 2:00
PM and we will no longer meet at the Lodge, but at Sierra Pines.
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Our guest speaker for August will be Dr. Donald MacRae from In keeping with the other clubs that sell raffle tickets, it was
the University of Edinburough, Scotland. He is a fascinating suggested and agreed that each club member will get a packet of
speaker on the Science of Names. For more information you six tickets which must be sold for $1 each or all six for $5. Darleen
may contact Pat Shook at 772-2698 or Gwen Myers at 773-7074. Hegerle is the Raffle Chairperson and will mail raffle tickets to
the membership as well as post sign-up lists for selling tickets in
PC FORUM – August 5th - 1st Thursday, 2:45 PM, Computer the lobby during the first two days of September, October and
Room. For the more advanced computer users, but all are November.
welcome. For more information call Carver Sears at 771-2672.
PC SUPPORT GROUP – August 9th - 2nd Monday, 3:00 – 5:00 dance
PM, Computer Room. A free support group for beginner to
intermediate for the purpose of sharing knowledge and helping
each other. o ur Dance Club extends a warm welcome to new residents
of Sun City Roseville. We offer a variety of classes that have
professional instructors and require a minimal fee.
MAC@NIGHT – August 10th - 2nd Tuesday, 7:00 PM, Aspen
Room. For all levels of Macintosh operating system experience. The Summer/Fall schedule may be found in the kiosk or on our
website. You are invited to drop in on any or all of our classes to
PHOTO SIG – August 20th – 3rd Friday, 10:00 AM, Computer sample them as our guest. When you decide to join the Dance
Room. August subject: landscapes, seascapes, park or garden Club, the dues of $10.00 are due on July first of each year.
scenes (but not individual plants or flowers). Members email up
to three photos to PhotoSIG916@yahoo.com by August 16th. Let’s hear from you if you are interested in a specific genre of
For information: Dennis Studer 787-1968, firstname.lastname@example.org dance that is not offered. It may be possible to start a class to
or Roger Davis 780-0273. meet that interest. And - we do have some open time in our
schedule to implement a new class or two, so call Dance Club
DIGITAL IMAGING AND EDITING SIG – August 2nd - 1st Monday, President, Jane McNally at 772-9537 to make your requests. All
7:00 PM, Computer Room. Watch demonstrations on attributes dance classes are for Sun City Roseville residents only.
of Photoshop Elements. Learn more about cameras and how to
take better pictures. Call Ed Abbott, 771-2307. August presenters This fall we have planned two parties for club members,
will be Cheryl Buller and Richard Paine. residents, and their non-resident guests. On September 15th
we will have an exciting ballroom dance with ballroom teacher
and DJ, Wesley Horn. Then, on October 20th we’ll continue our
creative arts festive fall theme with a line dance party. Plan to join the boot
scootin’ fun with our DJ, Jim Keener.
t he Creative Arts Club members in attendance at the last
General Membership Meeting voted to accept Lois Habein,
President; Carl Hentschke, Vice President; Martoo Beerman,
On December 16th, our Holiday Party will be an all club dinner/
dance. If we have tickets remaining after selling to members, we
Secretary; and Inge Montich, Treasurer. Many thanks go to these will open this event for guests. This is always a festive affair with
generous members for offering their time to lead our club for lots of holiday spirit including entertainment.
the next fiscal year as well as to those who have offered to give
them their support. The Dance Club Council meets the third Wednesday of each
month in the Poker Room at 1:00 PM. This meeting is open to all
Membership fees are now past due. Any delinquent member members, and we enjoy hearing your suggestions and creative
may reapply at any time; however, non-payment of membership ideas.
fees for the 2010-2011 year will result in locker content removal (if
not already done so) by two current members, a request that the Reminder to members: Membership renewal forms are in the
locker key be returned, and removal from the Membership List. kiosk and with class reps.
An updated Membership List will be provided to the Monitor’s
Desk by the Membership Chairperson.
It was agreed at the last meeting that the cost, time and effort
to staff a ballroom table for the November 6th Holiday Boutique
did not produce adequate revenue; therefore, our sale items t he General Meeting will be August 12 at 1:00 PM in the Fine
Arts Room - speaker/demo will be Rosanne Kaufmann who
will present “How to take an inspiration to a finished painting”.
will be sold in the club room only. Jill Henricks has agreed to
co-chair the boutique sale, but asks for a volunteer to co-chair As always, raffle tickets will be sold and the ticket holder will win
with her. Jill’s expertise with this event will be invaluable to the a drawing by Rosanne.
volunteer who helps her. There will be a sign-up sheet on the
front table for volunteers. This event, as a fundraising activity You are invited to attend our August 21st 3rd Saturday art event
has always been successful. Start getting your creative art from 5:30 to 7:30 PM where we will ask you to participate in
items ready. We anticipate another excellent sale, and hope all “peoples’ choice awards”. The art studio gallery show for the
members can participate. month of August is a membership show titled: ‘Hot! Hot! Hot!”
The winners from the peoples’ choice awards will appear in the
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courier on a monthly basis similar to the photography club page. Bell, Mike Cepress and John Duffie to be the at-large members.
As always, future art classes are posted in the glass case next With only three days for games in May, Mike Cepress was the
to the Fine Arts Room. We invite you to stop by and see the biggest individual winner, followed closely by Jack Medina and
wonderful work of our teachers and sign up for one of these Bill Fass. There were five game days in June when the Golden
great classes. Niners doled out almost $700 in winnings. Charles Leslie, Don
Wilcox and Bill Vaughn were the main leaders.
Garden Annual dues of $35 were due July 1, and Treasurer Bob Hurst will
be a happy camper when everyone is paid up.
t he Garden Club is on vacation until Tuesday, September 7 at
7:00 PM at The New Sierra Pines. The Niners play different team games every Tuesday morning
with a pair of shot gun starts, one at 7:30 and the other at 10:00
There is one event you will not want to miss for our first meeting AM. The golfers play their nine holes at Sierra Pines most weeks,
in September. We are very pleased to present Ellen Zagory of UC but on the third Tuesday, they play at
Davis speaking on “100 All-Stars as Grown by UCD Arboretum Timber Creek’s Oaks or Lakes. Players
All Year!” These All Stars require low water, minimum pruning ante $2 to the kitty, plus green fees,
and look good practically all year. They are grown in four specific and prizes are awarded to the top team
gardens of the Arboretum at UCD. players. Winnings are maintained in a
Sun City Association account. Players can
Check the bulletin board section of the Courier for an use their prize dough for purchases in the
announcement on these 100 All Stars and the visit of Ellen Pro Shop or the Timbers Restaurant.
Zagory. These plants are for the garden owner who would like to
reduce on expense, time and effort. Joe Campagna is new Vice-President
for the Golden Niners.
Continue mulching this month to conserve moisture and control
weeds. Fertilize camellias, azaleas and gardenias with chelated
he & she Golf
iron if the leaves turn yellow between the leaf veins. Give citrus inally ! The great weather for golf has arrived! Be looking
the last feeding of the year. Continue feeding begonias, fuchsias for more Merriment Sept 20 as we will have a fun Mixer
and container plants. Fertilize indoor plants. with the Niners and the 18‘ers. Dinner with be a delicious B-B-Q
served in our beautiful newly remodeled Sierra Pines.
Flowers: Seed winter annuals this month. Sow seeds of
perennials in pots or flats for transplanting in October. Try On June 7 the 9’ers came out for a 1-2-3 Best Net game with 80
columbine, lupine, and foxglove. players enjoying the day. First place winners were Jerry Bice,
Arlene Lizotte, Mike & Rhonda Bubbico, Gail & Leon Raglen,
Vegetables: In a cool location indoors start seeds of cabbage,
Dick & Jean Kay with scores of 52. Second place winners were
broccoli, cauliflower, and kale.
Donna & Ernie Biagi, Darlene Reber, Art Favsits, Ellen Thomas,
The Garden Club normally meets the first Tuesday of the month Brad Owens, Dean and Bev Trapp with scores of 54. Third place
at 7:00 PM at Sierra Pines. winners were Bob & Pat Horning, Lee & Rose-Marie Schaefer,
Ken Mack and Susan Moore with scores of 55. Fourth place
"To be overcome by the fragrance of flowers is a delectable form winners were Bea Davis, Larry Lovato, Leroy Gratz, Ana Reid, Joe
of defeat." Beverly Nichols Harnsberger, Betty and Duane Smith with scores of 56. Closest
to the Pin were: Maddi Robison, Gail Raglen, Greg Rhine and Lee
Questions: Rayann Golda, 772-2928 Schaefer.
Forty seven 9-ers came out for the June 21 HI - LO Tournament.
Golden niners Winning first place were Joann Gasquoine, Gerry Lane, Tom and
Joan Statti. Second place winners were Anne Chiles, Jack Nold,
J oe Campagna became the Golden Niners new Vice-President
after elections at the quarterly meeting on June 15. The other
three officers were incumbents, running unopposed. Back again
Linda Good & Duane Kruen. Third place winners were Lee and
Rose-Marie Schaefer, Larry Lovato & Bill Opsahl. Fourth place
was Dale & Marian Applegate, Greg Rhine & Judy Sayers. Fifth
as President is J.R. Moors, now serving a third term. Bob Hurst, place was Ken Mack, Susan Moore, Mike & Rhonda Bubbico.
Treasurer, and Doug Peck, Secretary are other repeat officers. Closest to the pin was Bob Horning and no others were able to
They have both served at least four times. The former Vice- hit the green.
President, John Ferraris moved out of the area.
The 18’ers played a One Man – One Woman Best Ball Tournament
At the Bar-B-Q meeting, President Moors told the members that on June 7 and the June 21 was a Par Points Tournament for the
the club was being re-chartered and the club would be required 18-ers. Results from these tournaments have been posted on
to have seven voting members on the council. Moors chose Jerry email as space does not permit here.
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needle arts Barbara Woolman, 771-8830 or Shirley Calton, 774-9971 if you’d
like to join us.
N eedle Arts welcomes Doris Easley, fabric expert to our
August 4th meeting. Plan to attend this most informative
program, as Doris shares her knowledge and experience in the
Pete and Darlene Hegerle are Wagon Masters for the Clio trip
Aug. 8-13. If you find you can go on that trip, call them, 771-5823.
field of dry cleaning and fabric restoration. They might be able to tuck you in at the last minute.
If you are planning ahead, mark your calendar for the Keep on truckin’!
September 1st meeting when the Pixie Ladies, fiber artists and
designers, share their expertise on narrative quilts. During their sierra pines Ladies Golf
presentation they will demonstrate how to create a quilt that is
not only vibrant and visually stunning, but also rich in narrative.
Although there was no General Meeting in July, we were still a
r un; do not walk to the putting green, chipping green and/or
the driving range, because it is Club Championship month!!
Start now, or you may be trampled to death by ladies less
busy club as many of our Friendship Groups met and created a athletic than you, trying to brand your forehead with a capital L,
variety of items. If you passed the sewing room on July 2nd and/ and we know what that means. You must play all three games,
or July 16th you might have witnessed 20 grandchildren busily but if not, you may lunch with the sweating bunch of us who
involved at our Grandchildren’s Summer Camp. Young people, dare to presume to golf. This monumental tournament begins
ages 4-14 came together and engaged in an assortment of arts on August 6 with 7:30 AM tee times progressing to August 9,
and crafts activities. 7:30 AM. The final round is on the 11th with a 7:30 AM tee time,
culminating in a y’all come luncheon and awards at the Lodge
The Opportunity Quilt and Treasures are now complete. Raffle at 11:30 AM. Try to keep the noise down when you win, as our
tickets can be purchased for these items in the lobby on the first reputation has preceded us, so be discreet.
and second of each month, beginning in September.
Be sure to sign up at the Pines for the Invitationals at Lake
It’s not too early to be thinking about the holidays and our annual Wildwood on August 17th and Lake of the Pines on August
Holiday Boutique. We are currently looking for handmade items 31st. These are so much fun with prizes along with great new
to be sold at the November 6th event. If you are interested in friendships to be won. Start your list of fun gals as guests for
selling at the Boutique, please call Marie Ah Fong at 784-1941 for future Guest Days. Those who played Northridge made us very
information or to reserve a space. proud to be SPLG nine hole golfers (AND you all looked so great)!
Membership dues of $12.00 are now due. You may put your The nominating committee will meet this month and those ladies
money in the membership envelope in the sewing room or mail who step forward to lead, will be announced at our September
it to our membership chairman. meeting. Hope you are one of them, we expect you!!
Alas! There is no Putt for Points in August, because of the
upcoming classes: Championship games, but practice ‘til you hurt; it will be raising
its competitive head once more in September.
• August 18 - 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM - No Sew Purse Class by Triad - no
fee No Council meeting this month, but our General Meeting will be
• September 15 - 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM - Cameo Egg Class by Virgi held on August 18th at 2:00 PM in Room B at the Pines. Isn’t it
Bond - fee, $20.00 NICE??? See you there!
For further information about these classes, you may check the
sign-up sheets in the Needle Arts Room. singers
rv I t’s August and the key word is ARF! You got it. The Dog days are
upon us. You should be out of town visiting cooler climes or
comfortable comrades. If you stayed home, instead of hot cocoa
e veryone enjoyed the coffee and donuts preceding our July by the fireplace---think iced anything by the Jigsaw puzzle!
9 General Meeting at the newly reopened Sierra Pines. We
We may not be singing for awhile but we had time in July to
will hold our meetings there now on the 2nd Friday of the month.
listen to Jim Keener’s great selection of music under the July 3rd
We have three General Meetings per year without parties and
Fireworks on the patio. The way the streets were lined with sitters,
three with parties. The next meeting will be October 2nd at the
you’d never guess that this was a “free” celebration! We also had
time to hear fantastic country music by the Chris Gardner Band
The new officers have taken over, and we thank last year’s officers at the opening of Sierra Pines. We should be proud of the super
for all their hard work. Wagon Master Coordinator Norm Cadmus job that was done on that building and on the gala affair that
gave a brief description of upcoming trips. The Crescent City was arranged by so many. Guess we’re the Lucky Dogs just to
trip is from September 9-l6 and it should be lots of fun. Contact live here! ARF!
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But don’t bark out of boredom. It’s almost time to start singing softball
again. Prepare to open wide and say aaah on Thursday August
12th, 2:30 PM in the Aspen/Birch rooms. The yowling will all
be about Christmas music. Wear a sweater; the temperature
A t the time of this writing on July 8th our league standings
were pretty close between the top two teams with 7 games
to go. Jim Bisenius’ Squier Properties team is in 1st place at 11-2
but is followed closely by Mike Worsham’s Eskaton Village squad
Don’t be a lazy dog! While you’re waiting, think up Themes for at 10-4. Danny Pitifer has the Green Energy group fighting to
our Spring Concert. How about “My Coloring Book” (Black Magic, hang on to 3rd at 8-6 with John Raniseski’s Dr McCurry dentists,
White Christmas Red Sails) “What’s Your Sign?” (Songs for each two games behind at 6-7. Bob McBride’s Associated Glass
month of the year.) You’ve got ideas---bark ‘em out. Put some installers are creeping up slowly at 4-9 and Charlie Eveland’s
pizzazz in your membership! Join a committee! Bring in new Perron Chiropractic interns are holding down the cellar, with a
members! 1-12 record.
And don’t forget on August 12th there are only three commands: Because this article has to be in for printing so early in the month
Sit---Sing---and Stay! we will bring you up to date on our championship play in the
September article. Major dates to remember would be August
ARF! 25th when the league playoffs will be held. This should be good
softball action to come out and watch. There will also be rain
singles makeup games on Monday, August 16th.
M ake sure you come to the meeting on August 4th to hear Our club is planning to switch from bats to golf clubs on August
about all the new and exciting events being planned 18th as Ed Day has scheduled a Golf/BBQ, for Sierra Pines on
for your enjoyment this summer. Ruth Ricciuti and Audrey that day. We usually wait until after our softball season is over
Elliott have agreed to continue with Dinner on the Town. They for such things, so we’re hoping the change won’t affect our
have done such a wonderful job of selecting such delightful softball bat swings.
restaurants for our dining pleasure. Now we can all look forward Following the playoffs on August 25th the Softball Club will
to the 3rd Saturday of each month since the Saturday Night end the season with our annual banquet at the Timber Lodge.
Social is back on the calendar. Bente Frydendahl is in charge and Awards will be presented and we all will enjoy a wonderful
always makes sure that our hostesses for the evening provide buffet, followed by dancing.
a fun and interesting theme. This month we are going to play
bingo and cards will only be $1.00. And of course the pot- Our action photo this month
luck dinners always showcase the delicious food our members shows Ken Biehle of Associated
prepare. Joyce Wade of Arts and Music is always on the lookout Glass ready to run from 1st
for any outing or event that she feels we would enjoy. We are base after getting his signals
very fortunate to have such a creative and hard working person from base coach Dick Bolcerek.
willing to provide entertainment for our pleasure. Eskaton Village 1st baseman Jim
Smith is positioned for action
We play bingo in the Lodge Card Room from 2:00 to 4:00 PM while umpire Bob Venturi
every second and fourth Sunday. Anyone is welcome. From stands ready to make a call.
our membership groups are formed (instruction is given when
needed) to play Bridge, Canasta, Hand and Foot and Mexican We always have room for new players and umpires, so if you’re
Train Dominos. We are always looking to add more groups to interested please call Bob Venturi, 789-7711 (players) or Tom
the different games as members show an interest. Watwood, 797-1281 (umpires).
More information is available on the website or at the General
Meeting on the first Wednesday of every month at 6:00 PM in the tennis
ballroom. Anyone living single in Sun City Roseville is eligible to
join the club. Dues are $8.00 per year, renewing July 1st. Our
purpose is to offer fun and interesting things for single people
to do with others.
o ur active club continues having "fun in the sun" in spite of
the summer sizzles.
Participants in the "Cruise Around the Islands" tournament sailed
For information contact the Membership Chairperson, Bobby through their matches with the highest score docked by Team
Cassidy-Riker 771-5612 or any club officer: Pres. Jean Hedin, 771- Oahu: Ken Evans, Kathy Hagiwara, Cindy Murphy, Ron Perkins,
4870; V.P. Joanne DeSantis, 773-1210; Sec. Dorothy Woodbury, and Bob Stahl. Following in their wake were Team Molokai in
773-9653; Treas., Janet Vogelgesang 772-2116. 2nd place and Team Kauai in 3rd. Captain and First Mate Al and
Sharyn Bowen were assisted by crew members Mary Aichroth,
Audi Gould, Vince Pratillo, and Emory Sammut. Prizes included
fresh pineapples which also served as table decorations.
Thirty members recently enjoyed a tennis clinic and
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demonstration in skills might try to set up a FedEx Trophy to run for the entire year.
conducted by Wayne The initial discussion was for a onetime annual fee of $10.00,
Bryan, coach of the all tournament players would be entered for a set number of
Sacramento Capitals events during the year, a winner for each flight (blue and gold)
Tennis Team. Several announced at the end of the year, and the possibility of getting a
participants received sponsor to kick in some prize money. This concept will be talked
T-shirts and tickets to a about again at the August meeting.
Capitals match, but all
Bar tenders and friends We are not too far away from the Eighth Annual First Tee Junior
were winners by learning
skills to improve their game and having fun doing it! Regional Championship on Saturday, September 11th, one of the
most successful and fun times at our golf course. Please contact
Kudos to Joann LaPorte and Phil Hart or Rodger Page and get your name on the volunteer’s
the Social Committee for list, you will thoroughly enjoy yourself and be absolutely amazed
treating us to a delicious at the talent of these young golfers.
picnic-style supper of fried
chicken, potato salad and See you on the 4th, bring a friend.
coleslaw, following our
General Meeting on July 7th.
An added treat was being timber creek Womens Golf
"Picnic"Supper Social Committee
back at the newly renovated any fun and challenging activities have occurred in our
Pines Recreation Center. golf club!
Upcoming activities this month include a tournament/play-day June 16 was Guest Day - we invited our friends from other
on Friday the 20th, organized by Bob Buckman and Ray and courses and Sierra Pines to play with us followed by a Mexican
Diane Barnett. Watch for Fiesta themed lunch. Closest to the pin on #4 were member
details and sign-up sheets on Betty Hepburn and guest Milligan/and on #16 member Colleen
the bulletin board. Tovey and a guest Eckardt. Team winners were: Flight 1: 1st place
Wanting to escape the heat? – Townsend, Prichard, Gibson, Manville; 2nd place – Shroyer,
There's still time to get in on Blanchard, Lehnhoff, Mahoney. Flight 2 – 1st place – Shull, Clark,
the fun at Northstar on the Pahl, E Johnson; 2nd place – Haaland, Downing, Fujii, Winn. Flight
24th and 25th. There will be 3 – 1st place – Barrett, Dungan, Casten, Varrelman; 2nd place – T
some planned activities plus Johnson, Cook, Higgins, Milligan. Flight 4 – 1st place - Widnes,
"Cruise Around the Islands" Crew Swallender, Hood, Cruz; 2nd place – Vandiver, Zeitman, Myers,
plenty of time for leisure.
Joan Chabrier has information. Wilson. Member/member winners were 1st place – Myhre,
O’Hern, J Smith, J Smith; 2nd place – Barr, Dennis, McHugh,
See you at our General Meeting in September when we will be Nicholson. ¡Felicidades! and gracias to chairs Pat Greenwood and
treated to an Oktoberfest hosted by Linda Gordon and the Social Pat O’Hern!
The Better Ball Partners Tournament was held June 28 and 30
after being rescheduled from earlier in the year. Congratulations
timber creek men’s Golf to the 2010 BB champions-Pat Higgins and Susie Williams.Closest
to the pin on Hole 4 – JoAnn Smith, and Hole 6 –Cindy Murphy.
I ’m not sure if these articles are being read! The next meeting
is August 4th, doors open at 8:00 PM and the meeting starts
at 8:30, so where are all the attendees? 61 out of ~325 members
Flight 1 winners were Higgins/S Williams, Greenwood/O’Hern,
Meyers/Jardine, Dunk/Maxham, Wahlstrom/Haskins; Flight 2
winners – Defenbaugh/Shroyer, Shull/Pahl, Gibson/Townsend,
is pretty pathetic, we have to do better! At least give some of the Sargent/Gray, Fish/Sampson. Flight 3 winners – J Smith/JSmith,
pastries a try, the apple fritters are really good. Barr/C Brown, G Myers/Chittick, Derner/Haaland, Tovey/Jackson.
Flight 4 – Manning/Tom; L smith/Armbrust, T Johnson/Irwin,
Our next tournament is the very popular North vs. South on Kimura/Fujii, Myhre/Nakao. Flight 5 – Brockhoff/Lee, Hepburn/
August 10th. Generals Jackson and Cabazas are already taking Daley, Habein/Ingram, Roach/Dennis, Holt/Hood. Many thanks
sign-ups so get in the fun and reenlist and support your army. to Barbara Gibson and Doe Townsend for chairing this event!
On August 20th the Hot August Mixer will be held; at this time
the format is not available, but as the name indicates this will be Remember to sign up for the Hot August Couples Mixer on
ladies and gentlemen. Watch the bulletin board for details. Ernie August 20.
will be holding his monthly Net tournament on the 31st, try it
one time; it’s a very relaxed way to get in on some action. Membership is open at any time to residents interested in
joining our club. For further information, contact Jahna Holmes,
It was suggested at the July meeting by John Rowley that in an Membership Chair, at 773-8455. Or check our website at
effort to boost participation in the monthly tournaments, we timbercreekwgc.com
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Doe Townsend and group veterans
- Guest Day winners Doe
Townsend, Barb Gibson im Viele has been one of Sun City's guiding lights for over 13
and their guests
years. This week he reverted to his wartime years and gave us
a guided tour of the use of Huey helicopters in Viet Nam where
Jim was a Huey pilot during the war.
We continue our series on August 4th with a presentation by
another Sun City member, Ray Ille. Ray was a pilot of a very
Niners - Judy Bickel and different type of plane, the C124 Globemaster. The contrast
Elsie Ingram hosted guests
Nancy Cafferty and Evon between helicopter and cargo carrier will be dramatic.
Steele of Sierra Pines
A little further into the future we will hear from Ted Robinson
who participated in the rescue effort and eventual safe return
travel of J F Kennedy after his PT Boat was rammed by a Japanese
M ark August 23rd on your calendar so you’ll be sure to
attend the Travel Club meeting at 3:00 PM in the ballroom.
A trip to Branson, Missouri will be presented to members for
Be on the lookout for the flyers for the Swing Band Dance on
Friday, August 27 and for the trip to Beale AFB on Friday, October
approval. Many of you have been requesting a trip to Branson, 8th. Signup in advance is required for both of these events and
so be sure to be at the meeting where signups will be taken after available seating sometimes fills up rapidly.
approval by the members.
Also, another good reason to be at the August 23rd meeting is Water Fitness
that Jay Fehan of Collette Travel will be our guest speaker and
will be presenting a slide presentation of the March 22 – April 5,
2011 fifteen day trip to South America. It will be very interesting!
I t’s a party and you are invited –
• When – Friday, September 24
• Time – 4:00 – 6:00 PM
Our upcoming trips include:
• Where – Sierra Pines
• Mt. Angel Oktoberfest – September 14-18. Medford, Silverton, • Purpose – Social
Salem, Lassen Volcanic National Park. Contact Peggy, 771-4946 • Cost - $3
• New England Back Roads – October 4-11. Boston, Tickets will be available for purchase in the Fitness Center Lobby
Southern Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Kennebunkport, on September 8, 9, 13 and 14. Checks or cash accepted. This
Massachusetts. Contact Rudy, 774-9729 event is open to anyone interested in Water Fitness. Mark your
calendar now for a fun afternoon and enjoy cook drinks, great
• The MYSTERY TRIP – October 26-28, 2010. You’ll be looking for
appetizers, and many door prizes. A $3 ticket will reserve your
“Doc” as well as “Richard,” so lots of mystery is involved during
spot so be sure to get your ticket on the above dates.
the trip. Also, a “BEAST” will play a significant role! Needless to
say, there’s LOTS going on during this trip! The bus leaves the Some other dates our members should keep in mind and mark
lodge at 7:15 a.m. Remember to bring a wrap, casual attire and on your calendars –
your sense of adventure! Waited Listed only. Contact Bill Ah
Fong, 784-1941 • August 18, Class Reps meet at the Lodge in the Cedar room
from 1 to 3:00 PM
• South America – March 22 to April 5, 2011. Santiago, Puerto
Montt, Puero Varas, (Chile), Bariloche, Buenos Aires, Iguazu Falls • September 20 – October 3, the pool is closed for annual
(Argentina), Rio de Janeiro (Brazil). Contact Marie Ah Fong, 784- cleaning. Fees will be adjusted.
• September 20 – Last date to pay 2nd quarter fees without
All members are invited to attend and participate in the Trip penalty
Planning Committee meetings held each month on the 3rd
Thursday at 3:00 PM in the Card Room. The next meeting
is August 19th. Feel free to attend, offer suggestions, and Meet the 2010-11
participate in the planning of your Travel Club destinations. Water Fitness Council
Want to try out water
fitness? Pick up a flyer in
Fitness Center lobby for
details. You get 3 free
classes for non members.
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ASIAN AMERICANS 3rd Fri. (Odd Months) 5:00 pm Sharyn Bowen 771-5970
BANJO Mon. 6:00 pm Dale Applegate 773-2098
BASKETBALL Mtg. Annually Jim Bisenius 773-8182
BRITISH ISLES 4th Wed. (Odd Months) 7:00 pm Cynthia Sindrey 773-5151
BULLS & BEARS 4th Tues. 7:00 pm Bryan Deason 771-8357
BUNCO 2nd & 4th Mon. 8:30 am (Play) Carol Delsarto 774-1564
Nancy Gibson 783-6651
CAN DO 3rd Tues. 1:30 pm Karen Schwab 772-1970
CINEMA 3rd Fri. 1:30 pm Charlee Swartz 771-4860
CRIBBAGE Fri. 1:00 pm, 1st Friday - Tournaments Don Phillips 771-4877
CROQUET Mon. – Sat. 8:00 am & Thurs. 4:15 pm Jim Miller 771-3125
CYCLING 3rd Mon. 8:00 am Bill Burger 771-7920
HARMONICOOTS Tues. 12:00 pm Bud Gardner 781-2830
HEARTLAND Sat. 6:00 pm (Jan-Apr-July-Oct) Joe & Pat Flores 580-3787
HUMANISTS 1st Sun. 1:00 pm Cleo or Hank Kocol 771-5231
JEWISH FELLOWSHIP 1st Fri. 7:30 pm, 3rd Sun. 6:00 pm Manny Hirschel 771-9918
LADIES POKER Tues. 12:30 pm & Thurs. 6:30 pm Terry Halstead 771-4166
LIVE STOCK 3rd Tues. 7:00 pm Dorothy Maurer 771-8260
MAH JONGG Mon. 12:30 pm (Play), Fri. 9:00 am (Play) Dolores Kavrell 772-2706
MASONIC BREAKFAST 1st Monday 9:00 am Jack Ellison 771-5590
MEN’S POKER Mon. 12:00 pm, Tues. 6:00 pm, Wed. 4:00 pm, Danny Pitifer 788-0253
Thurs. 11:45 am
MINN/DAKOTA/WISC Dan & 771-6981
MUSIC Guitar: Wed. & Thurs. 10:00 am Don Sinn 771-8115
Keyboard: 4th Fri. 3:00 pm (Jan-Mar-June-Sept) JoAnn Gasquoine 771-0461
Ukulele: Tues. 9:00 am Ethel Nihei 774-0389
MUSIC AND LAUGHTER 2nd Wed. 7:00 pm Jane Bohn 771-8101
PICKLE-BALL Tues., Thurs., Sat. 8:30 am Clifford Gee 773-3829
PINOCHLE Tues. 5:30 pm (Warmup), 6:00 pm (Play) Kathy Lehman 782-1980
POSTAGE STAMP 2nd & 4th Thurs. 7:00 pm Al Capparelli 771-8288
PEGS AND JOKERS 2nd Thurs. 6:30 pm Frankie Saumure 771-5614
REGISTERED NURSES 2nd Mon. 12:00 pm Solarium Terry Halstead 771-4166
Lil Howington 771-4362
ROD & REEL 1st Fri. 1:00 pm John Sanchez 771-3489
SCR BOOSTERS 3rd Wed. (Odd Months) 4:00 pm Ginny Taylor 771-8642
SCR DEMOCRATS 4th Tues. 9:00 am Hank Kocol 771-5231
SCR REPUBLICANS 2nd Mon. 6:30 pm Carole Vaillancourt 781-2468
SHORS (Seniors Helping 2nd Tues. 3:00 pm (Feb-May-Aug-Nov) Herb Kristal 771-5853
Our Roseville Schools)
SUNSHIP MARINERS 2nd Tues. 7:15 pm Fred Barrie 771-7522
TAI-JI Mon. & Wed. 2:00 pm Setsuko Lugauer 771-5409
TABLE TENNIS Play - Tues. & Thurs. 2:30 pm, Sat. 9:00 am Sandy Horvath 772-8135
TEA PARTY PATRIOTS – 2nd Sun. 1:00 pm Bob & Gwen Myers 773-7074
TRAILS 2nd Mon. 6:00 pm (Jan-Mar-June-Sept) Lee Schaefer 774-6820
VOLLEYBALL 2nd Fri. 5:00 pm (Mar-June-Sept) Audrey Gardetto 771-7403
WEBBERS 4th Thurs. 7:00 pm Jack Ellison 771-5590
WIZARDS 2nd Tues. 10:00 am Dottie Ferguson 773-1298
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Banjo We are back to our original time to start play at 9:00 AM on the
2nd and 4th Monday each month. We will check in at 8:30 AM
now, in previous articles, the Back Bay Banjo Band has invited at the Lodge card room. Please bring 4 one dollar bills and be
both former banjo players and also folks who have never sure your dues for the year are paid please. Hope to see you
played the banjo to attend our get to-gether each Thursday soon.
afternoon. In order to show the "newbies" how simple it is
to play the banjo and make beautiful music, we thought we
would explain a few things in a little more detail. can do
First, sit the banjo on your lap with the neck towards your left it was picnic time! for the Can Do Group in July. The Hewitts
shoulder. The banjo has either four or five strings as there are hosted a fun filled “American Apple Pie” theme picnic with
two types of banjos. Someone in the banjo group will help you terrific food that we all enjoyed! Bill and Imogean are new
tune the strings to D, B, and G. That is a "G" chord when you run members of our group and we truly appreciate their hospitality.
your right hand fingers across the strings. See, you are already Our thanks go to them for all their hard work and for showing
making music and the left hand hasn't done a darn thing. Now, us such a terrific time!
with the left hand, we will teach you how to place two fingers
for a "D7" chord and then a "C" chord. Now you know three As always, we are “Dark” in August – no meeting.
chords on the banjo, and there are hundreds of three-chord
We have no plans for our September 21st meeting. Everyone
songs ready for you to play and sing for your next gig.
will be notified by phone or flyer.
If you really want to play "blue grass" banjo music like Steve
Fur further information regarding the Can Do Group, please
Martin, you will have to learn one more simple thing. You'll have
contact Karen Schwab, 772-1970.
to learn to do the "rolls" with your right hand fingers. First, you
put some metal picks on your fingers that hurt like the dickens.
You then place your little finger (we, in the business, call it our cinema
"pinkie") on the drumhead as a steady anchor. You pluck the
first string with your middle finger, the fourth and fifth string in the good old summer time the Cinema Group takes an
with your thumb and you pluck the second and third string August intermission.
with your index finger. Then, you pick as fast as you can.
Instead of the silver screen we're putting on sunscreen;
Wasn't that easy? So, come on by the banjo group playing on meanwhile, planning a special program for SEPTEMBER 17 to
Thursday afternoons, 3:00 PM until 6:00 PM at the new Sierra be announced in the next issue of the Courier.
Pines. For further information on the class, or banjos, phone
73-2098, or e-mail: email@example.com See you then!
June 14: it was a small group of
players who turned out
• Most Bunco’s - Jeanette
for the monthly Cribbage
Amendola and Mary Sweeney
tournament on July 2, 2010
• Most Game’s- Terry Tarantino but there was no shortage
and Terry Halstead of winners. “Money Dawg”
• Booby - Yvonne Hanson and and top prize money went
Vivian Shadoian home with winner Betty Will.
Second place went to Yvonne Hanson, third place to Dick
On June 28, Sonia Lillo, Katy Naegle, and Jeanette Amendola Gibson and booby prize (along with Skunk mascot) to Shirley
had quite a tie going on all morning with 5 or 6 buncos apiece. Immerman.
Normally that is enough to win, but Sonia was just not to be
stopped and ended up with 9 buncos and a fist full of dollars! The Cribbage Group meets each Friday from 1:00 PM to 3:00
Nice rolling gals! PM in the Fine Arts room. The first Friday of the month is
“tournament day” and the rest are open to anyone interested
June 28: in learning the game or brushing up on forgotten skills. Come
• Most Bunco’s - Sonia Lillo see what fun it is to add up to fifteen without a calculator!
• Most Games - Terry Halstead and
Dolores Kavrell “Come on down, cut the cards, low card deals.”
• Booby - Jo Avalos
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croquet AUGUST EVENTS:
it was great to see at the Grand Opening of Sierra Pines the • August 5 (Thursday) – Koffee Klatch with Bill & Lois Lott - 5090
artist's rendering for the new croquet court. It really looks "top Dragon Fly Lane, 9:00 AM following the morning ride.
drawer" and all the croquet members are looking forward to its
start and completion. • August 13 (Friday) - Big Friday Ride to, in, and around Auburn.
Nick Ford & Jim Viele in charge. Ride 1 - 16 miles, will begin and
Pictured are our "champs" at the club's recent trip to end in Auburn with lunch in the middle. Meet in lodge parking
Meadowwood. Jean Tollis and Alice Burggrabe cleared the field lot at 8:45 AM. Ride 2 - 52 miles, will start at TC at 8:00 AM and
with two perfect games of golf croquet. They even showed go through Rocklin, Loomis and Newcastle. Lunch is at the
off their talent with a jump shot - - must have been luck!! The Weiner Works on Hwy. 49.
rest of us are still working on that shot and probably will be for • August 16 (Monday) – Monthly Club Meeting, 8:00 AM, Sierra
some time. Pines
Information is not available at the time this article must be sent • August 27 (Friday) – San Francisco Ride. Dave Axthelm in
in for the August publication of the Courier. However, Jean charge. Annual ferry ride/bike ride to San Francisco.
Cotter and her committee are planning the meeting and social
being held at the Pines on Sunday, August 22, noon to 4:00 PM. AS ALWAYS, RIDE SAFELY & HAVE FUN!!
Be sure to mark you calendars
and watch the e-mail for more
information. Jean can be reach Gang riding to
at 771-8047. Verdi in Reno
Jean Tollis and
Pro Mike with Pam Phillips, Dee Franz,
Ginny Taylor & Judy Ellison
on the town
the shabbat service this month will be at 7:30 PM on Friday,
reno held an exciting three days for 46 club members. There August 6 at Sierra Pines. Sy Karfiol will lead the services and
was the enjoyable ride around Donner Lake with lunch at the Belotz’s will be the hosts of the Oneg Shabbat. Following
Donner Lake Kitchen. Then off to Reno where a fantastic pasta the Oneg Shabbat there will be a stimulating discussion group.
dinner and an Aces Baseball game awaited the group. The Aces Please join us.
won! On Tuesday there were two rides to Verdi, and two along
the Truckee River. After a wonderful buffet at the El Dorado, Please join us on August 15 at 3:00 PM for our Pizza and Game
the group enjoyed a superb rendition of Shake Rattle and Roll Event. Games will be the Gin Rummy Tournament run by our
music of the 50s’and 60s. Another two rides along the Truckee own Mel Belotz, Scrabble, possibly Bingo, and if you have a
on Wednesday finished off the event. Thanks go to Pete and special game you wish to play, let Marge Cowan know. Pizza will
Dee Franz and John and Gail Maloney for putting it together. be served as the finale to our afternoon. For further information
please contact Marge Cowan, our Program Chairperson .
We are working on a trip to "Pirates of Penzance" by Gilbert
Past deadline events will be reported in September issue. & Sullivan at the Lincoln Theater in Napa, on Sunday, August
8th. We will leave the clubhouse at 11:00 AM arriving around
• July 16 - Ice Lake Lodge Ride. Ed Lenning in charge. Choice of 12:30 PM. You will have about two hours for a non hosted lunch
three rides—10 mi., 20 mi. and 20 + miles. Lunch at the Lodge at the Marketplace and shops and art to visit. The matinee
overlooking Serene Lake. performance begins at 3:00 PM. We expect to be back in Sun
• July 20 - Le Tour de Mystery. Dan Dougherty City by 6:30 PM. Price will be $55.00 to $60.00 for the bus trip
and the Musical. This sounds like a fun excursion.
• July 23 - Breakfast @ Raley’s led by John Maloney
• July 24 - BBQ @ Sierra Pines & Club Meeting The Tiburon Trip that was scheduled for July was cancelled
because there was no direct Ferry Service to Tiburon from Vallejo.
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The next Jewish Theme Speakers program will be on Monday, “The Constitutions of the Free-Masons” he himself sought
Aug. 9. at 1:30 to 3:30 PM in the Birch & Cedar room. The speaker, membership in the fraternity and not long after, was provincial
Daniel Khazzoom who presented THE FORGOTTEN REFUGEES grand master of Pennsylvania. The book was widely available to
DVD at our May Meeting will give us additional insight into Freemasons in North America, and it is likely that another young
Jewish Life in Iraq, which goes back several centuries and Mason, George Washington, was familiar with the contents of
photos and descriptions of his life in Iraq. He will also read this important work after he became an Entered Apprentice
excerpts from his new book: NO WAY BACK - THE JOURNEY OF Mason in Fredericksburg Lodge, Virginia, in November 1752. It
A JEW FROM BAGHDAD. Please RSVP to Herb Kristal at 771-5853 is very likely that he had heard “The Charges of a Free-Mason”
or HerbKristal@Gmail.com from this book read many times, because in those days it was
customary to read these charges at the making of a Mason.
Today few Masons have read these charges because they are
Ladies poker no longer a part of our ritual. But in 1752 Masons were very
familiar with these words* from the second charge, entitled “Of
still looking for new players – know the game? Come join us the Civil Magistrate Supreme and Subordinate”:
on Tuesdays at 12:30 PM or Thursdays at 6:30 PM. Give us a try.
Information: Terry Halstead, 771-4166
music - Guitar
the 8 week summer recess for Guitar cLass ended July 28.
mah Jongg The weekly Beginner Class (Wednesday, 10:00 AM to 12 noon)
i had a dream that i was playing mah Jongg. I was east and Advance Class Thursday ( 10:00 AM to noon ) in Room B
and after the last Charleston, I arranged my fourteen tiles and (closest to parking lot) Sierra Pines, resume this week. Beginners
realized I had no discard. WOW! MAH JONGG! Then I woke & members are welcome: call 771-8115.
up. But wait, my dream really happened. Not for me, but Shelby The Grand Re-opening of renovated Sierra Pines Saturday, July
Rosen had a Mah Jongg after the Charleston last month at 3, gave opportunity to check out the new rooms A & B. Each
Friday Mah Jongg play. Congratulations! has a capacity of 100 persons and combined rooms for 200 e.g.
Mark your calendar on August 13th for the annual “paid up Guitar CLASS Funfest & Sing-Along …. Friday, November 12 at
luncheon” for Mah Jongg club members. Lunch will be at 11:30 7:00 PM..
AM at the newly remodeled Sierra Pines with Mah Jongg play Our experimental 8 Week Summer Sessions Plan each
from 12:30 to 3:00 PM. Lunch is being catered by Hannibal’s. Wednesday from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM was deemed a success.
A signup sheet will be available during Monday or Friday Mah We rotated Advance Class Coordinators in charge of each weekly
Jongg play, or call Gerraldine Evans at 774-1180 by August 1st. Session. Several Sessions featured such guest performers
New members wanted! Come join the Mah Jongg group for as Jimmy Chandler, talented Rhythm & Blues Guitarist and
fellowship, luncheons and lots of fun Mah Jongg. Vocalist. When Jimmy ended a 2 hour Session calls for return
performances was unanimous.
Remember: All Mah Jongg functions are fragrance free!
Coordinators for the final 4 weeks included Bill Kimura, Terry
Airlie & Sandy Chandler, Ginny Thompson & Gary Sloan and
masonic Breakfast Joan Thomas. Joan is anxious to play the newly located Timbers
Ballroom piano when moved to Sierra Pines. Having a keyboard
our next two breakfasts will be on august 2 and September available will aid in teaching music theory as well as both vocal
6 at 9:00 AM in the Solarium. The July breakfast was very and instrumental music performing.
successful and well attended. Great food and service along with
conversation related to the history of our great and honorable At the Guitar CLASS Board meeting July 1 it was voted to retain
fraternity. the $5.00 ticket price for the 4th Annual Funfest at Sierra Pines
Supreme Subordinate: When George Washington was only two
years old, the first Masonic book published in America came off Final plans for the annual Potluck (not held due to Sierra Pines
the press of a young printer in Philadelphia named Benjamin renovation) were postponed pending available room, with
Franklin, himself just 26 years old at the time. The book he Sandy Chandler, Chairperson.
printed was “The Constitutions of the Free-Masons,” a book that
Funfest Committee appointments were announced, most
had originally been published in 1723, only 11 years earlier,
important ....Funfest Music Program Directors Carolyn Winter
by the Grand Lodge of England One of the most important
and Gene Ballard.
documents in the history of Freemasonry, these “Constitutions”
was the foundation of modern Speculative Freemasonry. Board policy regarding accepting “gigs”, i.e., entertaining for
Sun City Clubs and organization was briefly discussed but
Charged with loyalty: A year after Benjamin Franklin printed
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tabled for full Board. an unexpected turn in 2000 when he was disillusioned by the
corruption, political favoritism and other corporate misconduct
A reminder: Some members have not paid their $10 annual regarding election procedures. Since then he has devoted his
dues. Contact Jim Lovell, Treasurer, 771-7874. efforts to fighting election fraud.
A Roseville resident, he is now working on a law degree. Come
registered nurses to Sierra Pines at 9:00 AM on August 24 and hear his message.
Lunch meeting at noon on Aug. 9 in the Solarium. Our speaker
will be Judy Arnston, R.N. Her topic will be Wellness Naturally. scr republicans
Remember, to cancel contact Barbara Driggs at 872-4272.
our July movie night, “Rediscovering God in America”
Information: Lil Howington, 771-4362 produced by Newt and Callista Gingrich was well attended.
The movie reflected the role of faith in our Nation’s history and
its future with emphasis on our Founders’ beliefs.
rod & reel
There will be no August Republican Club Meeting.
By the time you read this, some of you are anticipating that
you’ll be stuffing yourself silly at the Steak or Chicken BBQ We plan an informative fall schedule beginning with our
on August 6th. Yeah, I know that it cost you all of $7, but that September 13th meeting to be held at the Timbers Ballroom.
will include all you can drink (beer, wine and soda) as well as A Candidate for Statewide Office has been invited and will
the steak or chicken, green salad and dessert. Of course our confirm shortly.
organization has two very strict conditions to get a ticket. First,
you have to be one of our breathing members, which could In October we will be hosting the candidates for our local
disqualify a couple of guys I know. The second condition Roseville City Council seats. This forum will give our Members
relates to memory and, well come to think of it, I’ve forgotten the opportunity to ask questions regarding the fastest-growing
the second condition. city in Northern California.
I understand that Dick Johnson, Dave Okasaki and David Hess For further information call Carole at 781-2468.
went after some big salmon in Alaska in July. Knowing what
cheapskates they are, I doubt that any of them will share any of
their salmon, halibut or rockfish. But then again, I’m not sure shors (seniors helping our roseville schools)
that they can repeat what they’ve been doing for the past few
the next shors meeting will be tuesday, August 10 at 3:00
years. They usually end up bragging about how each of them
PM, Aspen Room. The featured speaker, Linda Marchus, is an
brings back 100 pounds of cleaned and frozen fish each year.
author/illustrator of children’s books. The meeting is open to
I don’t know if their past record will hold up, but one thing I
do know: If they do well, I’m sure that we’ll hear about their
adventures, both real and imaginary, otherwise, they’ll be very Training, Orientation for Current/Prospective Volunteers
Unsure about volunteering? Currently a volunteer? An
By the way, the guy in charge of vice (that’s Dan Kygar) told me orientation for prospective/ongoing volunteers is scheduled
that Izzy is absolutely the ugliest person that he’s ever seen. on August 17 at 3:00 PM, Cedar Room.
But then, a couple of days later he met Izzy’s brother and now
he wants to withdraw his previous statement. Portrait of a Volunteer Couple
One last thing, I hope that you people know that our next feed
is on October 1st. It’s our annual Oktoberfest and this will be as Bob Stierwalt and his wife Shirley
good as it gets for you guys - unless you’re willing to join those have lived in Sun City since 1996.
fishermen on their next trip to Alaska. Bob heard a SHORs presentation at a
Golf Club meeting and volunteered.
Bob taught electronics in the Air
scr democrats Force but had no other teaching
experience. He began volunteering
the program for our august meeting will be presented
in 2008 at Sierra Gardens Elementary
by Clint Curtis, candidate for Congress from California's 4th
School. He worked in kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grades one
District. Everyone in the community is welcome to attend and
entire school day a week for six hours. He did whatever the
learn the remarkable chain of events that led to his candidacy.
teachers needed—collated papers, math, reading, etc. He
A computer programmer who has become an election worked some afternoons after school, helping 6th graders with
integrity activist, Curtis is originally from Illinois. His life took homework.
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Bob increased his volunteering to two days a week his an election and functions of County Recorder. We were also
second year because he loved volunteering. “It is extremely treated to a presentation by one of our members, Jim Scherer
rewarding work. The teachers and staff are very supportive and on the philosophy of a great American economist, Milton
appreciative and the kids are honest and appreciate your help,” Friedman.
Bob stated. Bob took a break from volunteering due to a family
medical emergency. The school staff even sent get-well cards On July 1st some of our members attended an inspiring
to his home. Bob plans to return in the future. “I really miss it,” presentation in Auburn by Mark Meckler, co-founder of the
he stated. Bob’s advice to volunteers - “Check your ego at the Nationwide Tea Party Patriots. He is a dynamic speaker and it
door so you are prepared to do whatever is needed to help the was a pleasure to see and meet him!
We invite all interested Sun City Residents and their guests to
WE NEED YOUR HELP!!! attend our next regular meeting scheduled for Sunday, August
8th from 1:00-3:00 PM at the new Sierra Pines. This gathering
When school resumes, can you spare an hour (or more if you will also include a distinctive guest speaker as well as informing
wish) a week? Then join SHORs—it will truly be a rewarding guest of upcoming calendar events.
For information on how to join this group please contact Bob
For further information, please contact Herb Kristal, President, and Gwen Myers at 773-7074. Visit our website at http://www.
771-5853, email firstname.lastname@example.org suncityroseville.org/ (click on resident login to access clubs)
for more information regarding the SCR TPP Club and to view
calendar of upcoming meetings and events. Official TPP
table tennis Merchandise will be available at this meeting as well as via our
When you read this, it will be a month since the Table Tennis
club has returned to play at the Sierra Pines. For the last several We are not affiliated with any political party but rather seek
months during the Sierra Pines construction, the club was to promote fiscal responsibility at all levels of government;
assigned to 2 to 3 different places to play. It was sometimes support limited government by strict adherence of the law in
challenging to get to the right place which unfortunately accordance with the Constitution; advance the free-market
may have inhibited some members from showing up to play. system; and promote individual liberty. We will defend these
However, our club is now back at the Sierra Pines and looking principles by seeking the truth, educating ourselves and
forward to having the members return. enlightening others.
The schedule is as follows:
• Tuesday and Thursday: 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
We have a new hike for the strong of heart this month.
• Saturdays - 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM ( exception -August 7, 8:00
Showers Lake is 8 miles and has a difficulty of 6.5. Contact
AM - 11: 00 AM)
leader Don Stoye for more information. On the 5th we go to
We do invite residents to watch our play at any of the scheduled Lake Winnemucca. Should be some flowers yet. The Little Bald
times. However, if they want to play they must wear non- Mountain loop has a great view at the lookout station on the
marking shoes. 12th. The 19th has two hikes, same parking lot. Mount Judah for
more adventurous and Castle Valley, a lovely hike in the shade
The winter Holiday party is scheduled for Dec 10th. The actual for the less adventurous. Last but far from least is Long Valley
time, place and cost has not yet been finalized. Reservoir (Mears Meadow), always a nice hike on the 26th.
As a reminder, it’s important to remember that while Table August 2010 Hikes: Rated from 1 (easiest) to 10 (very difficult)
Tennis is a game of sport, it is also an excellent way to keep fit
and trim. As indicated before, most people also do not realize • 8/2/10 - Showers Lake, Monday Hike, Difficulty 6.5, Mileage 8.
that Table Tennis has the benefit of being one of the best cardio- Leader: Don Stoye
vascular exercises. • 8/5/10 - Lake Winnemucca, Carson Pass Station, Hwy
88. Difficulty 5, Moderate, 5.5 Miles, Elevation gain 650 ft.
Single track with flowers. Parking fee $3.00. Lunch at Lake
tea party patriots
Winnemucca. Leader: Jim Baker.
tEa party patriots - South Placer County SCR Chapter had
• 8/12/10 - Little Bald Mtn Loop at Robertson Flat. Difficulty 4.5,
another successful meeting in June with a record turnout!
Moderate. 5.5 miles. Elevation gain 800 ft. Shade meadow loop.
Thanks to our guest speakers for the invaluable information
Great view at lookout station. Lunch at Fire Lookout Station
they provided. Jim McCauley, Recorder for Placer County gave
Tower top of Mountain Leader: Ray Moore;
an in-depth overview of the behind-the-scenes mechanics of
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• 8/19/09 - Mount Judah/Castle Valley. 2 separate hikes at Donner volleyball
Well summer finally arrived last month and we are approaching
1. Mount Judah Difficulty 6, Difficult. 6 miles. Elevation gain: the halfway point of the summer season. We should continue
1340 ft. Single track, partial shade. Lunch at Donner Peak to have some consistently good weather to play on the outdoor
overlook. Leader Jim Baker. courts. We are currently playing on Fridays from 8:30 AM to 10:00
AM. We would like to play on Mondays and Wednesdays at the
2. Castle Valley Loop, Boreal Ridge I-80, Difficulty 3.5, Easy/ same time if we could get some more players to try our sport.
Moderate, 6 miles. Elevation gain 300 ft. Single track, generally Toward the end of the month we should be back playing on at
shady. Lunch along the trail. Leader: AnnWahlenmeier least Wednesdays every week. Come on out and join us. We also
• 8/26/10 - Long Valley Reservoir (aka Mears Meadow) Yuba Gap play in the pool on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays from 11:30
I-80, Difficulty: 5.5, Moderate/Difficult, 6.5 miles. Elevation gain: AM to 1:00 PM. For further information, feel free to call Audrey at
900 ft. Road and Single Track, mostly shade. Lunch at Overlook 771-7403 or e-mail her at email@example.com.
or Mears Meadow. Leader: Ray Moore Our monthly breakfast will be on August 27th at 7:30 AM at The
Bring lunch and plenty of water. Carpooling: $6 to $10 depending Timbers. Please notify Audrey by August 25th if you plan to attend.
on length of drive. Hiking boots strongly recommended. This is a great way to start the day with a wonderful breakfast and
As always, check our website at: www.scres.org
GREEN HELP - References
by Janet Zeitman
Currently GREEN seems to be the buzz word touting the use specialists to come to your home and analyze your
environment and conservation. People are being asked to indoor and outdoor water use. Our trained specialist will:"
conserve water, electricity, and gas for our planet for our
pocket books. Sun City residents are doing their part. We • Check toilets and other plumbing fixtures for leaks.
have put in low water low maintenance yards, turned out
unused lights and are buying energy efficient cars and • Help develop proper and efficient water irrigation
appliances. Here are some Association and City resources to schedules.
help with your conservation efforts.
• Provide free water-saving devices, brochures and any
LANDSCAPE PLANTS current rebate information to help reduce water use.
There is a page, "Landscape Plants", on the Properties • Assess irrigation sprinkler uniformity and water runoff
Committee Web page that gives you: characteristics.
A RECOMMENDED PLANT LIST of plants that grow well in this • Analyze irrigation and drainage systems and provide
area. They are the ones that have been used in landscaping maintenance, repair or replacement recommendations.
our property, and are known to do well with regular irrigation • Check meter reading and water pressure (if relevant).
• Pressure check exterior plumbing for leaks.
A WEB SITE where you can view the 100 ALL STARS from
Davis. These are plants that do well in this area with a House Calls are free and available weekdays to suit your
minimum of water and maintenance. They have been tested schedule. Call 774-5761 to schedule your appointment today.
for several years at the Davis arboretum and proven to grow
and maintain their appearance. The planting needs and a Their Water Utility web page gives many tips on how to
picture of the plant are on the web site. conserve water indoors and out. The Utility web page also
has a "Water Wasters Hot Line" that allows you to call or email
WATER them about people who let their water run down the street.
Phone 774-5761 the email is on the city web site under Water
For those who want to conserve water. The city of Roseville
Utilities-Conservation-report water waste.
Water Utility has:
The SCR Association Properties Committee and it's sub
Water-Wise House Calls (from Roseville's City web page)
committees are also working hard to make our community
"Call us to schedule a weekday appointment for our water- GREEN. If you have any questions or other ideas for
conservation, please let us know.
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rEsErvations: Reservations for all events listed must be made at the Activities Monitor Desk,
using the 3-part registration form. Refunds are given only if an activity is cancelled.
rsvp datEs: Each event indicates an RSVP date and in some cases may be as much as three
weeks prior to the actual event, should tickets need to be purchased. The popularity of any trip
means it may fill long before the RSVP date, so please plan accordingly. no refunds will be given
after an rsvp date.
dEparturE timEs: We load the bus for day trips 10 minutes prior to departure times stated in
each trip description. We do leave on time, so please plan your arrival time at the Lodge accordingly.
Overnight trip departure times are stated on individual trip flyers.
BoardinG ordEr: We load buses in order of purchase. If you purchase from being on the wait
list, you go to the bottom of the list, not in the place of residents from whom you purchased. This
is the procedure which has been followed from our very first bus trip.
scEnts: Many residents have allergies which are exacerbated by strong scents, so we ask that
you refrain from wearing perfume, cologne and scented bath & body products when attending
concerts or participating in day or overnight trips. Your consideration to this request is appreciated.
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The wonderfully opulent yet intimate story of Fanny Brice,
AUgUSt AC tiVitiES a goofy comic singer, who rises from ugly duckling to
Ziegfeld headliner. A celebrated musical comedy filled with
“dirty rotten Scoundrels” - Music Circus extravagant production numbers and show-stopping songs,
WEDNESDAy, AuGuST 4 including “People” and “Don’t Rain On My Parade.” Cost is $63
per person and includes show ticket, transportation and driver
Escape to the beautiful French Riviera where gratuity. Leave the Lodge at 7:00 PM for the 8:00 PM show (we
you’ll find sunshine, cool breezes, swanky will be making a quick stop at The Club to pick up additional
villas, roulette tables, the idle rich…and two passengers.) Wait List only.
charming con men ready to swindle you. In
this outrageous musical comedy, sophisticated Lawrence and
small-time Freddy square off to see who can pick clean the
vacationing Christine Colgate. The men set themselves up for reno
love, intrigue and a surprise. This recent Broadway hit will be THuRSDAy, AuGuST 12
performed in the round for the first time anywhere. Cost is $63
per person and includes show ticket, transportation and driver Leave the Lodge at 8:00 AM and enjoy
gratuity. Leave the Lodge at 7:00 PM for the 8:00 PM show (we coffee, juice, pastries, bloody marys
will be making a quick stop at The Club to pick up additional and screwdrivers on an eye-pleasing ride to Reno. There
passengers.) Wait List only. is always time to play bingo on board as well. At the Silver
Legacy you will receive a $10 cash bonus plus a $5 food credit.
Spend six hours as you wish before reboarding the bus and
aloha Festival returning to Sun City at approximately 6:30 PM. Cost of $33
SuNDAy, AuGuST 8 per person includes transportation, driver/hostess gratuities
on onboard refreshments. RSVP by 8/3.
Leave the Lodge at 8:00 AM and enjoy
coffee, juice and pastries on your ride
into San Francisco. The free admission
festival is held at the Presidio Main Post/Parade Grounds and tomato Festival
includes Pacific Islander music as well as Polynesian dance. SATuRDAy, AuGuST 14
The festival also features arts and crafts vendors, island cuisine,
educational exhibits and workshops. This is an alcohol-free The Tomato Festival in downtown
event. Reboard the bus around 2:00 PM, returning to Sun City Fairfield draws over 45,000 people
at approximately 4:30 PM. No onboard refreshments on the of all ages. This celebration of Solano County's agricultural
return trip. Cost is $32 per person and includes transportation, heritage features Tomato Alley where more than 50 varieties
driver/escort gratuities and (one-way) onboard refreshments. of heirloom tomatoes and gourmet tomato products can be
RSVP by 8/3. sampled and purchased. (Please note there is a small additional
charge if you decide to go through Tomato Alley.)Nearly 200
craft and commercial vendors attend, and live music fills two
hearing Screening stages. Leave the Lodge at 9:00 AM and enjoy the Festival on
MONDAy, AuGuST 9 your own until about 2:00 PM when you will reboard the bus
and return to Sun City about 3:15 PM. Cost is $21 per person
Whisper Hearing Center will check your ears and includes transportation and driver/escort gratuities. No
for wax or other problems and a licensed onboard refreshments. RSVP by 8/9.
audiologist will determine if you have a
hearing loss or have a need for additional
testing or treatment. 8:30-11:00 AM in the Poker Room. Free of
charge, but sign up for an “appointment” time at the Monitor’s “Birth of impressionism”
Desk. RSVP by 8/4. at the deyoung
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“Funny girl” - Music Circus Leave the Lodge at 7:30 AM and enjoy
WEDNESDAy, AuGuST 11 coffee, juice and pastries on your ride to the deYoung Museum
in San Francisco. We have a scheduled tour time of 10:00 AM
By popular demand, “Funny Girl” returns and you will be provided with your own audio equipment. The
to the tent for the first time in 18 years. exhibition presents the diversity of artistic styles prevalent in
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Paris around 1874, the date the Impressionists first exhibited completes the menu. A no-host bar will be available. We will
as a group. These beautiful but conservative paintings formed return to Sun City around 5:30 PM. Cost is $91 per person and
the historical backdrop for the creativity of the Parisian avant- includes transportation, lunch cruise, driver/escort gratuities
garde. Among the young iconoclasts was American expatriate and onboard (one-way) refreshments. Wait List only.
James McNeill Whistler, whose “Arrangement in Gray and Black
No. l”, better known as “Whistler’s Mother”, will be one of the
exhibition highlights. Other artists featured in the exhibit
include Degas, Monet and van Gogh. Lunch on your own at
the museum before reboarding the bus at 2:30 PM, returning
Champagne Brunch & Jazz
home around 5:30 PM. Cost is $61 per person and includes
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transportation, museum admission, driver/escort gratuities
and onboard refreshments (both ways). RSVP by 7/15. (Tickets Board the bus at 9:00 AM for the short
must be ordered 30 days prior and there will be no refunds.) ride to the new Port Stockton Waterfront where we will board
Delta Discovery Cruises “Island Girl” for our two-hour delta
cruise. Brunch items onboard include eggs, bacon, sausage,
croissants, fruit, desserts, potatoes, unlimited coffee, juices,
“the Marvelous Wonderettes” teas and champagne. Relax and enjoy the jazz music. Captain
Music Circus Steve Ingram will also include information about the bay area,
WEDNESDAy, AuGuST 18 its ecosystem and its protection. Return to Sun City around
3:00 PM. No onboard refreshments. Cost is $75 per person
Travel to the 1958 Springfield High School
and includes transportation, brunch cruise and driver/escort
prom where we meet the Wonderettes:
gratuities. RSVP by 8/13.
Betty Jean, Cindy Lou, Missy and Suzy, four
girls with hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts
and voices to match. This cotton-candy colored pop musical
blast from the past features the classic songs from the ‘50s aarP Safe driving Class
and ‘60s including “Lollipop,” “It’s My Party” and “It’s in His Kiss.” MONDAy & TuESDAy
With the original New York director, choreographer, musical AuGuST 23 & 24
director and members of the off-Broadway cast. Cost is $63
per person and includes show ticket, transportation and driver Class refines existing driving skills,
gratuity. Leave the Lodge at 7:00 PM for the 8:00 PM show (we develops safe, defensive techniques.
will be making a quick stop at The Club to pick up additional Attendance is required at both sessions
passengers.) RSVP by 8/13. to receive a three-year certificate necessary to reduce your
auto insurance. 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM at the Lodge. Please note
fee changes: $12 for AARP members; $14 for non-members.
Make check payable to AARP. If you are an AARP member, you
Mothball Fleet historical will be asked to show your ID card at class start. RSVP by 8/21.
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Leave the Lodge at 8:15 AM….we will
“42nd Street” - Music Circus
WEDNESDAy, AuGuST 25
serve you coffee, juice and pastries on our ride to Pittsburg
where we will board the “Island Serenade“ for our 4-hour tour A young chorus girl from Allentown is given
of the mothball fleet “housed” in Suisun Bay. We will cruise a once-in-a-lifetime chance to become a
by several smaller islands that typically have many migrating star in a musical that recalls both the classic
birds on theirs shores. Once to the fleet, we cruise slowly past days of Broadway and the golden age of
(no closer than 500 feet by law) while listening to interesting movie musicals. From one sensational foot-
stories about the ships, particularly the USS Iowa. The “Island tapping, finger-snapping showstopper to another, it will be
Serenade” is a beautiful vessel with large wrap-around hard to pick your favorite: “We’re in the Money,” “Shuffle Off
windows in the climate controlled main deck. The upper deck to Buffalo,” “Lullaby of Broadway” or “42nd Street.” Cost is $63
is open air with a canvas cover over the forward half. The vessel per person and includes show ticket, transportation and driver
is very stable and quiet running. Our tour will also include gratuity. Leave the Lodge at 7:00 PM for the 8:00 PM show (we
lunch with your choice of Lemon Herb Chicken or Marinated will be making a quick stop at The Club to pick up additional
Beef, each served with red potatoes and vegetable. Salad, passengers.) Wait List only.
rolls/butter, cheesecake and unlimited coffee, ice tea or water
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Silver Legacy, then spend six hours as you wish. Please note
price increase. A minimum of 35 participants.
river Cats game
SuNDAy, AuGuST 29 depart: 8:00 AM / return: 6:30 PM / RSVP: 9/4 / cost: $35 per
person which includes transportation, driver/escort gratuities
It’s time to spend an enjoyable afternoon at & onboard refreshments.
Raley Field in Sacramento. The Rivers Cats
take on the Fresno Grizzlies. (Affiliate of the
San Francisco Giants.) Seats are in the shade
and an easy walk from the bus and to the concourse. Leave document Shredding
the Lodge at 12:00 PM for the 1:05 PM game. Cost is $45 per THuRSDAy, SEPTEMBER 9
person and includes transportation, game ticket and driver
From 8:30 – 10:00 AM, Confidential
gratuity. RSVP by 8/24.
Document Control Company will
be in the lower (west) parking lot to
SEPTEMBER ACTIVITIES shred those boxes of documents you may have at your home
or in your office. The cost is a minimal $10 for a “bankers”
box, (25 to 30 pounds) and you can watch as they shred your
greek Festival documents. Look for the big white truck as you enter the
FRIDAy, SEPTEMBER 3 parking lot. FYI…..Confidential Document Control Company
has a facility at 710 Vernon Street, open Monday thru Friday,
The 47th Greek Festival, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM, for those of you who may need shredding
sponsored by the Annunciation services prior to the scheduled times here at Sun City which
Greek Orthodox Church of is every other month, 2nd Thursday, 8:30 – 10:00 AM. Please
Sacramento, features authentic Greek cuisine, live music, note that costs may vary at their location.
choral presentations, dancing performances, an awe-inspiring
cultural display, a Greek Marketplace and a Taverna. (Be sure
to try the Ouzo!) Held at the Sacramento Convention Center,
this year’s festival themed “The Antiquities” also will have Columbia State Park
the addition of a new band, a world renowned artist signing SATuRDAy
posters, and for you young-at-heart, a children’s play area. Join SEPTEMBER 11
us and sample some of the delicious food offerings (mousaka,
The Gold Rush to Columbia began
loukaniko, spanakopita, tiropita, fasolakia andhoriatiki salata
on March 27, 1850 by a small party
to name a few) while enjoying the lively Greek music. Dinner is
of prospectors. News of the discovery spread and they were
included and you may choose to eat upon arrival in a reserved
soon joined by a flood of miners. Unlike many settlements that
seating area or eat later with open seating.
have changed with the times, Columbia seems to be frozen
depart: 3:30 PM from the Lodge / return: 8:30 PM in the 1800’s. Today, Columbia State Historic Park is the best
rsvp: 8/30 / cost: $32 per person which include preserved of California’s gold rush towns, offering a unique
transportation, driver gratuity, admission and dinner. blend of museums, displays, town tours, shops, restaurants and
attractions. September 11th the town will celebrate California
Entrée selections (please include on your registration form): joining the Union (actual date 9/9/1850) with special events,
1) Lamb, fasolakia and rice; 2) Shrimp Santorini with rice and more towns folk in period costume and plenty of flag waving.
beans, and one dolma; or 3) Chicken, rice and beans and one Join the fun as you wander through town, meet the residents,
dolma. have lunch on your own, enjoy a beer at the local saloon and
soak up the history of Columbia. We will serve coffee, juice
and pastries on the way out of town. Please note Highway
49 is a winding road, so if you are prone to motion sickness,
reno please plan accordingly. Lots of walking involved, but plenty
TuESDAy, SEPTEMBER 7 of places to sit and relax. Comfortable, casual clothing and
Enjoy a pleasant ride through the footwear. A minimum of 35 participants.
Sierras on your way to Reno, while
depart: 7:00 AM / return: 5:00 PM / rsvp: 9/7 / cost: $35 per
having a cup of coffee, pastry and
person which includes transportation, driver/escort gratuities
juice. Hostess Trudi Fury will also
& onboard refreshments.
serve bloody marys and screw drivers and play a few games of
bingo. You will receive $10 cash and a $5 food credit from the
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hearing Screening radio disney Presents a
MONDAy, SEPTEMBER 13 day with the grandkids
SATuRDAy, SEPTEMBER 25
Whisper Hearing Center will check your ears
for wax or other problems and a licensed It’s a “Grand” time to make memories with your grandchildren
audiologist will determine if you have a as you spend a magical morning together. Radio Disney AM
hearing loss or have a need for additional 1470 is the host for this fun event with cool music, fun games
testing or treatment. 8:30-11:00 AM in the Poker Room. Free of and prizes galore! Each child will receive a “passport” to travel
charge, but sign up for an “appointment” time at the Monitor’s to the many fun, interactive stations with their grandparents,
Desk. rsvp by 9/8. offering crafts and fun activities. For the “grown ups”, Ships and
Trips Travel and Disney Destinations will be onsite to showcase
memory-making Disney vacations that families can share. Each
child will receive a special goodie bag, cookies and lemonade
day at the races will be available and grandparents are admitted FREE!
THuRSDAy, SEPTEMBER 16
time: 9:00 – 11:00 AM / place: Timber Creek Ballroom /
Step into the Turf Club and step into the
rsvp: 9/20 / cost: $10 per child and includes all activities,
history and excitement of Thoroughbred
light refreshments, a goodie bag and a morning filled with fun,
Horse Racing. Designed theater style with
laughter and Disney magic.
a wall of glass facing the race course and
lake turf course, the Turf Club is situated
at the highest point at Golden Gate Fields,
affording a completely unobstructed, panoramic view of the aarP Safe driving Class
action as well as the Berkeley hills. Along with private viewing MONDAy & TuESDAy
screens at every table, the Turf Club boasts over 80 flat screen, SEPTEMBER 27 & 28
jumbo screen, and regular monitors broadcasting simulcast
racing from around the world, as well as a close up view of Class refines existing driving skills,
the live action as it happens. Enjoy a buffet lunch with salads, develops safe, defensive techniques.
pastas, a carving station and yummy desserts. Track staff Attendance is required at both sessions to receive a three-year
members will take your no-host drink orders. Spend the day certificate necessary to reduce your auto insurance. 8:30 AM
with us in the action packed, fun environment of Golden Gates – 12:30 PM at the Lodge. Please note fee changes: $12 for
Fields. All guests are requested to dress in a smart, casual style AARP members; $14 for non-members. Make check payable
(including tennis shoes); however no sweat suits, t-shirts, to AARP. If you are an AARP member, you will be asked to
baseball hats, thong style shoes, shorts or sleeveless tops. show your ID card at class start. rsvp by 9/22.
depart: 9:30 AM / return: 6:30 PM (approx.) / rsvp: 9/10
cost: $59 per person which includes transportation, driver
gratuity, track admission and buffet lunch. (No onboard
“Burn the Floor”
WEDNESDAy, SEPTEMBER 29
With the international dance sensation
Play your Keyboard in a day “Burn the Floor”, you will feel, live on stage,
THuRSDAy all the passion, the drama and sizzling
SEPTEMBER 23 excitement of 20 gorgeous champion
dancers in a performance with a grace and
Presented by Music Exchange athleticism that the New York Times calls “Dazzling!” “Burn the
(Newcastle), this is an innovative, Floor” takes audiences on a journey through the passionate
time-tested method that they guarantee. They will teach you drama of dance. The elegance of the Viennese Waltz, the
what you need to know to play your keyboard instrument exuberance of the Jive, the intensity of the Paso Doble – as
(piano, organ, digital piano, etc.)……..learn to read notes, play well as the Tango, Samba, Mambo, Quickstep and Swing. The
chords and play music in two hours! You will be sitting at a 8:00 PM show is at the Sacramento Community Center.
keyboard instrument provided by Music Exchange. The class
is limited to 8 people, so sign up early. Cost is $40 per person depart: 7:00 PM / return: 11:00 PM (approx.) / rsvp: 9/24
and includes all materials. 9:00 – 11:00 AM in the Aspen Room cost: $86 per person for ticket, transportation and driver
at the Lodge. rsvp by 9/18. gratuity.
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aCtivities overnight trips
Details for overnight trips are available on flyers located in the kiosk, from the Activities Monitor or on the resident website
(www.scres.org). Please note first date to sign up, as they are different for each trip. Also, last date to sign up is typically 30 to
45 days prior to trip departure. No refunds after last date to sign up.
triP naME datES LEd By FirSt day to Sign UP LaSt day to Sign UP
MYSTERY TRIP SEPT. 27-30, ’10 TRUDI & DODIE 5/20/10 8/13/10
FILM FESTIVAL & FALL COLORS OCT. 7-11, ’10 DOBAR 6/18/10 8/30/10
LAUGHLIN JAN. 10-14, 11 TRUDI & DODIE PENDING
Introducing the Platinum Pass
WHAT YOU GET:
• Unlimited Green Fees
• Annual Trail Pass
• Unlimited Practice Balls
• 15% off entire inventory in Timber Creek Golf Shop
• Quarterly Golf Lesson with a Timber Creek
• Four Guest Passes
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