Sun Rays Published monthly for residents of Sun City Texas January 2009
Sun City Dulcimers Beneﬁt Concert for The Caring Place
Sunday, February 15, 7 p.m. • See page 14
Check out Photos by Tom Ommen
our new advertisers!
A-Tx Property Management
C. C. Young Retirement Home Vendor and Nonproﬁt Fairs,
Grace Episcopal Church Spring Garage Sale - pp. 14-16
Scott & White Healthcare
Sun Auto Service Outings to see Bill Cosby, Hal Holbrook - pp. 19-20
New CA Sponsored Travel Slide Shows - p 66
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Sun Rays January 2009
CA Activities .......................................................13-16 focus on Advertising
Entertainment, Dances, Country Club Mystery Theater Look who’s new this month in the Sun Rays!
Advertiser Index ...................................................... 91 For your property management and leasing needs,
Around Georgetown ................................................ 78 call Ruth Wagner with A-Tx Property Management...
Georgetown Community non-proﬁt fundraising, charitable C. C. Young Retirement Home offers assisted living facilities
events, and volunteer opportunities listed here. along with some great amenities...
Arts and Crafts Calendar ........................................ 37 Grace Episcopal Church has 3 worship services and Sunday
Activities and Club Calendars ............................48-49 School for preschoolers - Adults...
Classified Ads ....................................................92-93 Sun Auto Service offers oil changes, brake work and
Chartered Clubs (by Alpha) ...............................23-35 preventive maintenance services for your vehicle...
CA News ..............................................................6-13 Scott & White offers 3 different SeniorCare medical and
CA Phone Numbers .................................................. 4 prescription plans to choose from...
Community Standards .......................................10-11 See advertiser index, page 91
Fitness Center News..........................................54-56
Golf News ...........................................................52-53
Governance Committee Members.......................... 94 Texas Independence
Health Focus ......................................................57-65 Day Celebration
Healthy Interests ..................................................... 57 Tour the Courthouse, participate in
Interest Groups ..................................................80-83 a Cattle Call Competition, enjoy the
Neighborhood Reps Listing .................................... 94 Cowboy Singers Trio, and try
News & Views ......................................................... 21 your hand at roping! 15
Outings .................................................. 18-21
San Antonio Missions, Rockbox Theater
Seminars ...........................................................84-86 Dominoes and Table
Outside Vendor Educational, Financial, Games
Health, and Travel seminars Mexican Train, anyone?
Travel........................66-70 How about Hand and Foot Canasta?
Extended Travel and Cruises, Learn some new games with the
CA Travel Seminars
22 Dominoes and Table Games Club.
On our cover
The Sun City Dulcimers present a beneﬁt
concert for the Caring Place on Sunday,
February 15, at 7 p.m. at the Worship Place Staying Fit and
Check out the new aquatic program for
Sun Rays folks with arthritis. Dance lessons and
Jazzercise are fun ways to exercise...
Published monthly by Sun City Texas Community Association
and have you heard about
2 Texas Drive, Georgetown, Texas 78633
Main Line 864-1200 • Fax Line 864-1178 the Silver Sneakers?
Sondra Carlton, Editor Layout & Design, Emily Wallace
Article Deadline: 1st business day of month prior to month of issue. Chartered Clubs offer programs open
CLASSIFIED Ads - Deadline: 10th of month, prior to month of to the whole community!
The Alternative Healing & Wellness Club presents
DISPLAY Ads: call Richard Schroeder,
512-864-1204 or firstname.lastname@example.org (email preferred) Sara Reardon, Doctor of Physical Therapy, who will discuss
Deadline: 1st business day of month, prior to month of issue. “Physical Therapy Treatments for Incontinence.”
Notice: Sun City Texas Community Association (SCTCA), provides this publication The Garden Club welcomes Heather Brewer
for informational purposes only. All advertising copy/art work must be submitted to the of Georgetown Parks and Recreation, who will offer advice on the
editor for pre-approval, prior to publication. Editor/Publisher reserves the right to refuse
advertising. SCTCA does not guarantee any work or claims made by advertisers. This best trees to plant in our area.
does not constitute an endorsement or approval of goods or services advertised herein The Nature Club presents Charles Tischler, Coordinator of
and assumes no responsibillity or liability for the statements made in this publication.
Additional information regarding rates, deadline or policy and guidelines may be obtained
by contacting the Sun City Texas Community Association at 864-1202.
Central Texas Bald Eagle Count, who will
speak about Bald Eagles. 23
Sun City Texas • January 2009 3
Community Association (CA) Phones and Hours of Operation
CA WEB PORTAL: www.sctxca.org CA ADMINISTRATION OFFICE
ADMINISTRATION 2 Texas Drive
Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Lobby Reception Desk - Main Number ......... 864-1200
Jim Romine .................864-1210 email@example.com CA Ofﬁce (Front Desk) ....................864-1220 or 1221
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT CA Fax ........................................................... 864-1178
Katie Sutton ............864-1256 firstname.lastname@example.org Gail Frias, Ofﬁce Manager .............................. 864-1253
DIRECTOR OF FINANCE For Ticket Information ......................864-1220 or 1221
Ann Dodson ................864-1203 email@example.com SOCIAL CENTER - 2 TEXAS DRIVE
ASSISTANT CONTROLLER Monday - Friday .............................. 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dawn Machu …864-1252 firstname.lastname@example.org Saturday - Sunday ............................ 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLES (BILLING QUESTIONS?) ACTIVITY CENTER - 1 TEXAS DRIVE
Learhea(la.ray)Grant 864-1229 email@example.com Front Desk Phone (unmanned) ...................... 864-1228
ACCOUNTS PAYABLES Monday - Friday ............................ 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Lyn Eyster ... 864-1206 firstname.lastname@example.org Saturday - Sunday ............................ 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
ACTIVITIES ASSISTANT (ROOM SCHEDULING) FITNESS CENTER - 2 TEXAS DRIVE - BLDG C
Cynthia Chapman....864-1211 email@example.com FRONT DESK: 864-1215
Monday - Friday ............................... 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
COMMUNICATIONS/ACTIVITIES Saturday ........................................... 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
CA MANAGER/SUN RAYS EDITOR Sunday .......................................... 10 :00 am - 6:00 pm
Sondra Carlton ............ 864-1202 firstname.lastname@example.org Outdoor Pool Summer Hours .........Open until 9:00 pm
ACTIVITIES COORDINATOR FITNESS CENTER NEW RESIDENT ORIENTATION
Kristin Brown...........864-1207 email@example.com Tuesday ............................................................ 6:45 pm
Thursday .......................................................... 2:00 pm
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT (Sun Rays Layout/Design) Sunday ............................................................. 1:00 pm
Emily Wallace………864-1225 firstname.lastname@example.org No reservations needed, just come on over.
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT (Bulletin Boards, Fairs) LEGACY HILLS GOLF - 301 DEL WEBB BLVD
Dick Baker (8-noon) 864-1209 email@example.com WHITE WING GOLF - 151 DOVE HOLLOW
WEB ADMINISTRATOR COWAN CREEK - 1433 COOL SPRING
Larry Douglas (1-5pm) 864-1217 firstname.lastname@example.org OPEN EVERYDAY
FACILITIES MAINTENANCE/HOUSEKEEPING Chelsea Automated Tee Time - 864-3901
Legacy Hills Pro Shop ................................... 864-1222
DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS White Wing Pro Shop ..................................... 864-1244
Tom Hackney .............864-1208 email@example.com Cowan Creek Pro Shop .................................. 864-1111
MAINTENANCE MANAGER Pro Shop ......................................... 6:30 am - 5:30 pm
David Hahn ............864-1238 firstname.lastname@example.org Golf Course ............................................ 7:30 am -Dusk
Driving Range ................ 6:30 am - 1 hour prior to dusk
FACILITIES SUPERVISOR First Tee Time ...................................................7:30 am
Jim Goza..............864-1232 email@example.com Chelsea: 126.96.36.199
SET-UP SUPERVISOR DIRECTOR OF GOLF
Neil Etter ................. 864-1242 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Sheree Simpson ....864-1224 email@example.com DIRECTOR OF MAINTENANCE
LANDSCAPE SUPERINTENDENT (COMMON AREAS) Gary Wilson ........ 864-0401 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Catrin Dubois .........864-1239 email@example.com HEAD GOLF PROFESSIONAL
CUSTOMER SERVICE TECHNICIANS (MAINTAINED HOMES) Lee Matthews .... 864-1241 or firstname.lastname@example.org
PRO SHOP MANAGER
David Longacre 864-1223 N14A, 24A, 25, 30, Classic MT email@example.com Sheila Diller .............. 864-1257 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Aaron Johnson .... 864-1231 N24B1, 24B2, 33 email@example.com
COMMUNITY STANDARDS Hours vary ..................................................... 864-1176
COMMUNITY STANDARDS DIRECTOR CATERING AND RESTAURANTS
Carl Zimmerman ........864-1251 firstname.lastname@example.org Caddy Shack Cafe ........................................... 869-6666
COMMUNITY STANDARDS ASSISTANT (MODIFICATIONS QUESTIONS?) caddyshackcafe.com
Carol VanWassehnova 864-1205 email@example.com Catering by Mopsie .................................512-365-8962
FITNESS CENTER G&M Catering ........................................512-929-8305
FRONT DESK…………864-1215 PERSONAL TRAINERS firstname.lastname@example.org
FITNESS DIRECTOR Bekki Callaway.............864-1216 Little Big City Catering .................................. 257-3085
Caroline Rosenbaum ...864-1213 email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
email@example.com John Rutan .................. 864-1214 Sun City Amigos ............................................. 864-0111
FITNESS COORDINATOR firstname.lastname@example.org
Wildﬁre Catering ............................................ 869-3473
Don Elgin ...............864-1194 GROUP FITNESS CLASS COORDINATOR email@example.com
firstname.lastname@example.org Chris Thomas .............. 864-1215
COPS/GREETERS OFFICE & COPS VEHICLES
Entry House at entrance to Sun City on Del Webb Blvd.
Ofﬁce: 512-966-1362 Vehicles: 512-966-1339 or 512-948-5701 Pulte/Del Webb Phone
EMERGENCIES related to the Community Association: 512-750-5418 Sales/Model Park................ .......................931-6900
(i.e. sprinkler gushing, problem at CA facility) or Call 911 depending on type of emergency.
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Governance Committee Meetings Is your information correct?
See page 94 for list of Committee members Go to www.sctxca.org
See Directory for description of duties for each committee.
Login and click on My Sun City
• Chartered Clubs (Non Sports) - Thursday, January 8, 2 p.m., AC (upper right corner next to login)
• Communications - Wednesday, January 14, 9:30 a.m., CR Go to Resident Information
• Covenants - Wednesday, January 7, 9 a.m., CR Click on View Proﬁle
• Elections - As needed Check to make sure all informa-
• Emergency Management - Friday, January 9 and 23, 9 a.m., AC, MR 3/4 tion is correct and check marks
• Finance - Tuesday, January 27, 1 p.m., AC are only as you want them.
• Golf - Monday, January 12, 3 p.m., AC, MR 1 This is the data used for the
• Landscaped Maintained Homes - Friday, January 2, 10 a.m., AC, MR 3/4 printed directory.
• Modiﬁcations - Every Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - noon, FR (some exceptions) Need help? Pick up a form at
the monitor’s desk in the Social
• Nominating - As needed Center Lobby and we will take
• Property & Grounds - Tuesday, January 13 and 27, 1:30 p.m., AC, MR 1/2 care of correcting any informa-
• Special Projects - January 14 and 28, 2:30 p.m., CR tion. Then, please check it again
• Sports - Monday, January 19, 11:30 a.m., AC, MR 3 to make sure we have it correct.
• Wildlife - Thursday, January 15, 4 p.m., CR
CA Board Upcoming Workshop & Meeting
Other Committees or Task Forces
Workshops are held every month.
• Assisted Living TF - Friday, January 16, 10 a.m., AC, MR 1/2 Meetings are held every other month.
• Neighborhood Reps - Wednesday, January 21, 10 a.m., ACA Workshop: January 8, 1-5 pm, SCB
Meeting: January 22, 8:30 am, SCB
Board Agenda and Minutes are posted
New Resident Information on www.sctxca.org/Community Association/
One of the ﬁrst things to do as a new resident is to come to the CA ofﬁce and get your ID Badge.
Board of Directors.
That puts you in the system insuring that you will get your Sun Rays mailed to you. Board Meetings will be shown LIVE
on Channel 79 and rebroadcast on the day of
New Resident Membership Regular Activity the meeting at 2 and 6 p.m. and the following
Photo ID Cards Made: Registration Wednesday evening at 6 p.m.
Membership Ofﬁce, 2 Texas Drive Monday - Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
864-1220 Saturday & Sunday, CLOSED Current CA Board
Monday through Friday New tickets (those in the Sun Rays for Brent Baker, President
8:00 to 11:00 a.m. the ﬁrst time) go on sale the ﬁrst 512-231-7725 • email@example.com
Bring with you the following: business weekday of the month.
Your driver’s license Shannon Barksdale, Vice President
How we communicate 512-231-7717 • firstname.lastname@example.org
If you purchased a new home: Information:
Registration Form, Settlement Statement www.sctxca.org - continuous Molly Grantges
or Closing Statement Sun Rays - monthly 512-231-7720 • email@example.com
If you purchased a resale: Channel 79 - continuous Stan Wilbanks, Secretary
Settlement or Closing Statement News & Views Ch 79 - weekly Byron Raynie, Board Member
Rental: CA Email Blasts - weekly
Lease Agreement NReps - every day
(see page 93 for your Rep and phone #)
CA Board Resident Members
Tuesday at 6:45 p.m. and NRep Bulletin - weekly
Town Hall Meetings - as needed Byron Raynie
Thursday at 2 p.m. or Sunday at 1 p.m. 864-2954
No need to register ahead of time. New Board of Director Meetings - bimonthly
Governance Committee Mtgs - monthly firstname.lastname@example.org
members are required to attend Orienta-
CA Ofﬁce Front Desk - every day
tion prior to using the Fitness Center CA Staff emails/phone - every day
Welcome! Direct Mail - as needed
Be sure to attend one of the New Homeowner Orientations 863-0248
New Homeowner Orientations. 3rd Wednesday of January, March,
Next one: Wednesday, January 21, 8:45 a.m. May, July, September, November email@example.com
Social Center Ballroom, 2 Texas Drive 8:45 a.m., Social Center Ballroom
Sun City Texas • January 2009 5
CA News CA Administration
In November of 2008, the Community Association (CA) distributed
the Annual Resident Satisfaction Survey to determine resident satisfac-
tion relative to the various programs, products, facilities, and services of
the CA. We encouraged all residents to complete the survey online and
offered hard copies at the CA ofﬁce for those not wishing to complete Communications
the electronic way. The survey was a multi-paged instrument divided
into several sections that corresponded to the various departments of
the CA. This year, we added a demographics section which provided
us with some interesting results.
The CA received 1,989 completed surveys. The results of the
survey are distributed to CA management, staff, and the Board of Di-
rectors. This information will help the Board and management identify
areas where the CA is performing well and areas where the CA might
look to make improvements. In fact, the survey results will provide a
foundation or benchmark for developing an action plan to improve the
CA’s services and resident satisfaction in 2009.
I am pleased to report the results of the survey, as they were quite
positive. Overall, 84.5% of those responding were satisﬁed with the
services and facilities of the Community Association, with 38.8% being
“Very Good” and 45.7% being ”Good.” The remaining 15.5% rated Community
the overall operations of the Community Association as “Average” Standards
(13.6%), “Poor” (1.6) or “Very Poor” (0.3%). The following are the
survey results for the various departments or areas:
Board of Directors
*Includes Maintenance, Landscaping and Housekeeping
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C.O.P.s (Citizens on Patrol) COPs
Are you one of the many who make illegal
U-turns? It has been noted that Sun City residents
are making U-turns at Sun City Blvd. and Hwy. 195. That is a
very dangerous intersection. STOP lights are there for a reason.
Remember, fast-moving vehicles do not heed the red lights.
“California Stops” or “Rolling Stops” seem to have become
the norm in Sun City. The Georgetown Police Department has
Fitness Center noticed that, too - so, beware! Tickets are being given out for
COPs Phone Numbers
Car #1: 966-1339 Car#2:948-5701
- Submitted by Janet Douglas
Customer Relations Emergency and Warranty
Service Request Procedures
Emergency Service Requests
NO Heat - NO Air Conditioning:
Heating/AC: Stan’s – (512) 929-9393
(All homes closed before Sept 1, 2007)
Heating/AC: Christianson – (512) 246-5200
(For Estates & Classic homes closed after Sept 1, 2007)
Heating/AC: Dave’s – (512) 365-6627
(For Patio & Courtyard Homes closed after Sept 1, 2007)
CA Front Desk SEVERE Electrical problems:
(CA Admin. Ofﬁce) Electrical: Neal – (512) 835-5300 (Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.)
(512) 848-9187 (After Hours)
SEVERE Plumbing leaks or stoppages that cannot be isolated:
Plumbing: Casa Mechanical – (512) 334-7300
To obtain correct vendor, all homes closing after Jan. 1,
2008, please refer to your emergency sticker given to you at
your pre closing orientation.
Other/Non-Emergency Warranty Service Requests
Go to www.pulte.com
1) Click Contact Us at the top of the page
2) Click Homeowner Questions
3) Complete Contact Information required ﬁelds
4) Complete Homeowner Questions required ﬁelds
• Select State of Texas
• Select metro area of Austin
• Type in your neighborhood (community) name
• Check Submit Service Request
NOTE: Submit Service Request must be selected and
completed for all service requests.
5) Click Send
Your request will be
Via mail: responded to within
Pulte Homes of Texas, L.P. 3 business days from
In closing, I want to thank those residents who took the time to Attn: Customer Relations date received.
complete and return surveys and to assure all residents that the survey 10801-2 Mopac Expwy. N., Suite 400
results and comments were reviewed and considered and that the infor- Austin, TX 78759
mation will be used to help the CA improve its services. Date your home closed: _____________________________
Take Care, Jim
Sun City Texas • January 2009 7
SCTXCA Financial Information
as of October 31, 2008
8 January 2009 • Sun City Texas sdf www.sctxca.org
Board Member Views CA News
Stan Willbanks • CA Board Resident Member • Approved changing name Sun City Georgetown to Sun City
• Approved appointment of Mike Goodman to the Communications
2008 Board Recap Committee for a term of two years.
Organizational Review Regular Board meetings:
Authority - The CC&Rs deﬁne Board of Directors as “The body • Established an Emergency Planning Task Force.
responsible for administration of the Association.” • Approved SCT Tennis Association variance to allow, on a one time
Powers – The By-Laws state: “The Board shall have all of the trial basis, a SCT USTA mixed doubles team to schedule home
powers and duties necessary and appropriate for the administration of matches on three SCT courts on Sunday afternoons from 1:00 to
the Association’s affairs and for performing all responsibilities and 3:00 p.m. from 9/08 through 1/09.
exercising all rights of the Association as set forth in the Declaration, • Dissolved Food & Beverage Committee.
these By-Laws, the Articles, and as provided by law. The Board may • Approved creation of an Emergency Management Committee.
do or cause to be done all acts and things as are not by the Declara- • Approved Code of Business Policy.
tion, Articles, these By-Laws, or Texas law directed to be done and • Approved amended SCT Design Guidelines.
exercised exclusively by the membership generally.” • Approved revised Voting & Elections Policy.
Meetings – All meetings, except Unanimous Consent (UA), Executive • Approved Net Working Capital Agreement
Session, and Training are open to all Members. Please refer to www.sctxca.org for more detail.
Number of meetings held in 2008:
• Organizational (1) – Within 10 days after each election of direc-
Sun City Disaster Preparedness, 2009
Submitted by Bob Robinson, Emergency Management Committee
It’s a New Year, and the Sun City Texas Community Association
• Regular (6) – Regular meetings are held once every other month
Emergency Management Committee (SCTXCAEM) continues to work
starting in January.
toward helping Sun City residents be better prepared for disasters and
• Special (5) – When called by the President or any two Directors.
• Executive Session (11) – The President may adjourn any meeting
The basic building block for the EM Program is neighbors helping
and reconvene in executive session, excluding Members, to discuss
neighbors, and for the residents to be able to help their neighbors, they
matters of a sensitive nature, such as pending or threatened litigation
ﬁrst need to be ready and able to help themselves.
and personnel matters.
We urge every resident to add preparedness to your list of things
• Unanimous Consent (66) – Action taken without a meeting with
to do in the New Year.
consent in writing of all directors.
The EM Committee will be distributing the “Emergency Prepared-
• Board Workshops (11) – Held once a month except December to
ness Handbook,” a guide for Sun City residents. Please read carefully
review and discuss items pending for Board action.
and discuss with family and neighbors.
• Training (2) – Scheduled by the CA Executive Director.
We would also like to offer the following ten tips to help residents
Committees - The Board may charter committees to advise on affairs of get started on preparedness:
the Association. There are currently fourteen committees – Chartered 1. Know about and understand the kinds of emergencies you
Clubs, Communications, Covenants, Elections, Emergency Manage- could face. Check the SCTXCA Emergency Management Web site
ment, Finance, Golf, Landscaped Maintained Homes, Modiﬁcations, by going to www.sctxca.org; click on Site Index; click on Emergency
Nominating, Property & Grounds, Special Projects, Sports, and Wild- Management Committee.
life Management. Please see your SCT Community Directory for a 2. Have an emergency plan: Include leaving a house key with a
description of their responsibilities. neighbor so it is accessible during an emergency. Have an Emergency
Decisions - Major decisions by your Board in 2008: Medical Form ﬁlled out and placed in your refrigerator. Also, have a
Executive Sessions: plan for your pet(s).
• Appealed TxDot proposed payment for frontage property for Wil- 3. Keep a list of emergency numbers by your phones and in your
liams Drive expansion. wallet and purse. Program these numbers into your cell phone. Include
• Approved appointment of George Garver to ﬁll the balance of Len the poison control number, 1-800-222-1222.
Blumenthal’s term on the Special Projects Committee. 4. Review and update your emergency contact sheet. Get a copy
• Approved amendment of By-Laws to allow “Plurality At Large” back to your Block Captain/Neighborhood Rep.
voting method and prohibiting use of proxies for Resident Board 5. Find and read the Emergency Management Committee article
Member elections. in every Sun Rays.
• Approved Members in Good Standing review process for residents 6. Review/put together your emergency supplies. The American
who apply to serve on committees or task forces. Red Cross web site is a good resource. http://www.redcross.org/ Don’t
• Approved lease between the CA and the operator of the Caddy Shack forget a NOAH radio.
concession stand at Legacy Hills Golf Course. 7. Equip your home with ﬁre extinguishers. Take a ﬁre extin-
• Approved Don Cherek to ﬁll a vacancy on the Communications guisher class, which will be offered in Sun City at a later date. Check
Committee. the site: http://www.ﬁre-extinguisher101.com/using.html for info on
• Approved use of tranquilizer darts to aid in deer management. the PASS system for using an extinguisher.
• Denied request of Food & Beverage Committee to send RFP to solicit 8. Make sure your smoke and CO2 alarms have fresh batteries.
possible vendors for The Oaks. 9. Take a First Aid Class. The class will be offered in Sun City
• Approved Jennifer Pithkethley, operator of the Caddy Shack, to list at a later date.
of preferred caterers. 10. Check the SCTXCA Emergency Management Committee
• Approved amendment to EAGLE contract to manage Cowan Creek web site often for news and information, including a calendar of events
Golf Course. throughout the year that relate directly to Emergency Preparedness.
Sun City Texas • January 2009 9
Covenants Committee Actions
By Carl Zimmerman, Director of - Impose Beneﬁted Assessments to cover The resident may appeal the Covenants
Cummunity Standards the CA’s costs for bringing a residence into Committee’s sanctions to the Board of Direc-
The Governing Documents of the Sun compliance with standards. tors. The Covenants Committee’s sanctions
City Texas Community Association include - Suspend Community Association are imposed as soon as the resident is formally
the Declaration of Covenants, Conditions, services. notiﬁed. The sanctions are not suspended if
and Restrictions (CC&Rs), the Design - Suspend a homeowner/resident right to a resident appeals the sanction to the Board
Guidelines, the By-Laws, the Community use recreational facilities. of Directors.
Association Rules and Regulations, and any - Regulate and restrict a homeowner/ Carl Zimmerman may be reached at
applicable Supplemental Declarations for resident right to use common areas and rec- 864-1251 or firstname.lastname@example.org
a resident’s neighborhood. The Governing reational facilities
Documents permit the Covenants Commit-
tee to impose sanctions against residents The Covenants Committee recently held hearings on separate instances of homeowners failing to
for violations of any Governing Document maintain community standards. In the separate cases, the Committee found that each resident violated
requirement including when residents do not Sun City’s Governing Documents and imposed the corresponding sanctions against the resident:
meet community’s standards.
In instances when there is concern that Incident Governing Document Sanction
a Sun City resident may have breached a Reference
requirement of the Governing Documents
and has failed to respond to the Community Homeowner failed to main- Violation of the SCTXCA’s Rules $100 Fine. A beneﬁted
Standards Ofﬁce, the Covenants Committee tain community standards for and Regulations, Section III, Items assessment for landscaping
will advise the resident with a letter of noti- landscaping maintenance 4, 13, and 14 and the Supplemen- services to bring residence
ﬁcation sent to the resident by certiﬁed mail, tal Declaration for Neighborhood into compliance is pending.
14A, Article III, Paragraph 3.2 and
return receipt requested. Also, a copy of
the letter will be sent to the resident by First
Class mail. This dual-track approach ensures Violation of the SCTXCA’s Rules Beneﬁted assessment for
that the letter is delivered and the resident is Homeowner failed to main- and Regulations, Section III, Items landscaping services to
notiﬁed of the Committee’s concerns. After tain community standards for 4, 13, and 14 and the Supplemen- bring residence into compli-
the notice is served, the Committee conducts landscaping maintenance tal Declaration for Neighborhood ance is pending.
a hearing in accordance with the procedures 14A, Article III, Paragraph 3.2 and
set forth in paragraph 3.24 of the Community Paragraph 3.7.
Association’s By-Laws. After deliberation, Violation of the SCTXCA’s Declara- Committee deferred the
the Covenants Committee may impose sanc- tion of Covenants, Conditions, imposition of sanctions until
tions from the list in paragraph 8.9 of the Homeowner completed a and Restrictions (CC&R), Article V the area is fully restored in
Sun City Texas Declaration of Covenants, modiﬁcation of a Community and Article VIII, Paragraph 8.5 as compliance with Community
Conditions, and Restrictions and Article II Association common area well as the Sun City Texas Design Association standards and
of the Community Association Rules and without approval. Guidelines Pages 3-4 and Article environmental requirements.
Regulation, which include: 8 and the Community Association
Rules and Regulations, Section III,
- Suspend CA election voting rights
Items 1, 5, 7, 8, 13, and 14.
- Impose monetary ﬁnes.
Bits of information from Carol’s desk… New items not requiring a submittal application
By Carol VanWassehnova, Community Standards Assistant
Happy New Year! Thought you would be interested to know that Article 2.3 i. iii or 2.3 j. i.)
we have newly revised changes in the Sun City Texas Design Guide- 3) Debris Boxes (Temporary Placement for Emergency Repairs
lines dated December 1, 2008, and approved by the Board of Directors. (Article 2.7 b.)
Article 1.3 b (on page 4) of the revised Design Guidelines is titled 4) Deer Fencing (Temporary Placement/Removal) (Article 2.5 B. e.)
“Changes that do not require an application to the Modiﬁcations Com- 5) Flags (except ﬂags illuminated for night display) mounted in one
mittee.” This means that the following twenty-one numbered items, of the preferred locations (Refer to Article 2.3 l.)
installed in compliance with the applicable guidelines, do not require 6) Edging for Existing Planting Beds and Tree Wells, Instal-
a submittal application. Homeowners are still responsible for carefully lation or Replacement of Metal, Chopped Limestone Block or
adhering to any speciﬁcations or requirements that may be provided in Formed Concrete (Article 2.2 g.)
the Design Guidelines. Violations due to homeowner failure to comply 7) Exterior Wall/Art/Ornamentations (Article 2.3 i. or 2.3 j.)
will require removal of the violation and submit an application to the 8) Flowers, plants, and trees, artiﬁcial or natural, when placed on
Modiﬁcations Committee for their review and approval to re-install in the front or rear porch, whether covered or not (Article 2.3 i. vi.)
compliance and at homeowner’s expense. 9) Holiday Decorations (Article 2.10 – Lighting, and Appendix O)
1) Bedding Plants (Seasonal Floral Plantings In Existing Beds) 10) Knox Box and Installation (Article 2.16)
(Article 2.2 g. iii or 2.3 j. iv.) 11) Landscaping additions (ﬂower pots, decorative objects, and
2) Bird Baths/Bird Houses/Bird Feeders in backyard (Refer to other artifacts) in the beds, patios or porches of Landscape Main-
tained Homes (Article 2.3 j. continued
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Carol’s desk… continued
12) Mulching Material (Seasonal Placement)
13) Painting Exterior of the Home without changing color
104 Western Trail (Behind Domino’s Pizza)
scheme (Article 2.18) Expires 6-30-09
14) Potted plants or free-standing objects on the driveway Men’s Haircut - $12
(Article 2.1 c. iv.) Not applicable to landscaped maintained Cottage Women’s Haircut - $20 Call Karen Gaida
15) Replacement of individual plants (whether in the ground or Perms & Color - $60 and up 818-7445
potted) of the same or similar type or size, that does not signiﬁ- (Includes cut and style.)
cantly alter the approved landscape plan. Foils/Highlights
16) Roof Patching or Partial Replacement for Emergency Re- Brow/Lip Wax - $5 each
pair (Article 2.1 g. iii) Monday - Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
17) Satellite Antennas (Refer to Article 2.6 c.) Requirements for
“no paperwork” installation are:
• Installation of lights no closer than 6-feet apart, except that a light
• In all cases, attachment can be made to the roof or fascia. at each step is allowed.
• Installation on a home on a corner lot must be located on that part • Light must be directed downward only.
of the home farthest from any street. • Light ﬁxtures emitting white light only must be used.
• Installation on a home on an interior lot must be on the rear 15- • Light ﬁxtures with non-reﬂective ﬁnishes must be used. Polished
feet of the side of the home or the rear of the home. light ﬁxtures not permitted
• Exposed wiring must be routed at right angles, securely fastened • Lights along driveway do require a submittal application to the
to the home and painted to match the primary background color. Modiﬁcations Committee.
18) Solar Powered, Low Voltage Pathway Lights (Article 2.10) 19) Solar Screens for Windows (Refer to Article 2.13 d.)
Cottage Homes are not covered by this provision. Lights in ﬂow- 20) Statues, Ornaments, and Other Accessory Features Less Than
erbeds are not covered by this provision. Requirements for a “no 36-inches High in the Front Yard (Refer to Article 2.3 i. or 2.3 j.)
paperwork” installation are: 21) Wall Mounted Hose Hangers (Article 2.3 r.)
• Installation along pathways from front porch to the driveway and/or For “Required Approvals” see page 5 and 6 of the Design Guidelines
front porch to the street. dated December 1, 2008.
Sun City Texas • January 2009 11
Planned Landscape Enhancements for 2009 you will need to provide the CA ofﬁce with your correct address to
Submitted by Catrin Dubois, Landscape Superintendent receive your ballot. Begin checking your calendars for the dates of
The Sun City landscape department is looking to enhance more your trips, etc., and when the election dates might affect you. There
of our older amenities this year. Here is what you can expect: will be more information about this issue in future issues of the Sun
Erosion control along Del Webb Blvd using ground cover and Rays and the weekly Communicator. Contact the Elections Committee
rock as needed. A complete facelift of the Legacy Hills Pro Shop with any and all of your questions.
parking lot, renovations in front of the Activities Center, cedar removal
along Tranquility Trail for ﬂood control, neighborhood entryway en-
hancements throughout the community, and, hopefully, the Williams Audio/Visual Equipment Training
Drive project will be completed this year and we will install the new Friday, January 23, 9 a.m., SCB
entrance to Sun City. Submitted by Katie Sutton, Administrative Assistant
You will see the ugly Pampas grasses replaced along the side Chartered Club Ofﬁcers who would like to learn how to
walks and more rock added to the major drainage ditches along Del operate the A/V equipment in Sun City should plan to attend this
Webb and Sun City Blvds. training session on January 23rd. CA Staff will demonstrate the
New plantings will be added around the renovated Woodshop proper ways to use the various systems for the Ballroom, Activi-
and Crafts Center. ties Center and Park Pavilion.
2008 was one of the driest years in history, and it was a full time
struggle to keep trees, shrubs, and turf alive. Hopefully, this season Chartered Club Ofﬁcers Training
will supply the needed rainfall and cooler temperatures. As always, we Thursday, January 15, 9 a.m., SCB
are looking for your feedback and suggestions. If you have discovered Submitted by Katie Sutton, Administrative Assistant
a plant that is 100% deer proof and low water usage, please email me It’s that time again for our Chartered Club Ofﬁcers meet-
at Catrin.email@example.com. ing. The CA conducts this informative meeting to assist all club
Yours in landscaping - Catrin Dubois ofﬁcers in understanding the expectations of the CA and to help
make the turnover of ofﬁcers a smooth transition. We will be
Calling All Candidates discussing the many club responsibilities as they pertain to the
Submitted by out-going Elections Association and introducing you to the people with whom you
Committee Chair, Audrey McDonald will be working. Please make sure that your club is represented.
It’s that time of year again, when we put out Items to be discussed will include ﬁnancial reporting, room
the call for any and all candidates for the Board of reservations, Sun Rays guidelines, web portal opportunities, etc.
Directors Elections. Any resident of one-year who is in Please make sure your Sun Rays and web portal members attend.
good standing (no violations, liens or outstanding dues) Thanks, and we will see you at the meeting.
may ﬁle to run for the open seats. There will be three (3)
CA Board positions up for election this year. One seat will
be an expired term, but there will be two new positions.
If you are interested in becoming a candidate, you may pick up
Maintained Homes News
an Application to Serve as Director of SCTXCA in the Community By David Longacre, Customer Service Technician
Association ofﬁce. These packets, with the necessary forms, should be
available as soon after the ﬁrst of the year as the new Elections Com-
mittee can put them together. The newly approved Election Policy
will be included. Be prepared to include a one-page brief biography
W hat is going on in the Landscaped Maintained Homes? TCB will
be performing perennial cutbacks on the dormant plant material.
They will also be performing minor pruning on the crepe myrtles this
along with a recent photograph for posting. month. If you still have lights and holiday decorations up, the crew
The ﬁrst day that a candidate can ﬁle will be March 9, 2009; and will come back after January 15th to ﬁnish the pruning. We have
the last day will be the close of business on April 7, 2009. There will scheduled one visit in January and one visit in February. The Irriga-
be a forum for the candidates on May 7, 2009, so that residents will tion has been reset to water once a month during the winter months.
have an opportunity to ask questions. See the schedule below for more TCB is performing once a month irrigation checks. The Landscaped
of the important dates. Maintained Homes Committee meets every 1st Friday of the month in
Candidates may not campaign before the ﬁling period ends! the Activities Center, Meeting Rooms 3 and 4 at 10 a.m. If you have
The biggest change in the voting procedure will be that the Elec- speciﬁc questions regarding the program, please attend the meetings
tions Committee will be mailing out one ballot for each lot owned to or log on to the web portal http/www.sctxca.org/suncity/community-
the owner of the lot. The ballots will then need to be returned by the association/governance-comms/bips/lmh/index.html.
owner either in person or by mail before the end of the balloting period, For service requests, please contact Aaron at aaron.
which is 2 hours before the beginning of the Annual Meeting on May firstname.lastname@example.org or David at email@example.com; or, you
28. The ballots will be counted at the annual meeting. can ﬁll out a service request form that is located on the back wall of
ELECTION DATES: the library and turn it in to the CA ofﬁce.
Filing Period ………… March 9 – April 7
Candidate Campaigning begins…..April 8 January scheduled landscaping Maintenance
Ballots mailed…………………….April 22
Candidate Forum………………….May 7
for Maintained Homes:
End of Balloting…………………..May 22 Monthly Irrigation Check • Weeding of Bed Areas
Annual meeting…..……………….May 28 Insect & Disease Monitoring • Mulching
If you will not be at your Sun City residence during these times, Crepe Myrtle pruning • Tree canopy pruning
12 January 2009 • Sun City Texas sdf www.sctxca.org
Del Webb/Pulte Customer Relations
TIPS for homeowners on the care and maintenance of their homes.
WARRANTY Builder at the time of closing. In the event that a timely claim is
Over the next few months, we would like to help homeowners made under one of these warranties without response, the Builder
have a better understanding of their Del Webb Home Protection will assist the Homeowner in attempting to resolve the problem
Plan. This Limited Warranty includes procedures for informal settle- with the manufacturer or supplier. During the ﬁrst year, the Builder
ment of disputes, such as arbitration, which will be binding on the will correct the malfunction of an appliance or item of equipment
Homeowner and the Builder. if the malfunction is due to damage during installation or improper
In general, the Warranty is a commitment that materials and installation.
workmanship are warranted for one year from the time of closing. The Spirit of the Warranty – Our warranty commitment is
The heating, air conditioning, electrical and plumbing systems are easy to understand and is based on COMMON SENSE. We believe
warranted for two years from closing. Certain kinds of water in- the Homeowner has a right to expect a clean home complete and
ﬁltration and internal leaks are warranted for a period of ﬁve years free of defects at the time of closing. Things should work. If there
from the tine of closing. Defects in materials and workmanship are problems because of defects in materials and workmanship, as
in the structural elements of the home are warranted for ten years outlined above and described in more detail later, the Builder will
from closing. Some appliances, equipment and other components arrange for their repair or replacement. If a problem results from
included in the home are not warranted by the Builder, but are actions by occupants of the home or others, or from ordinary wear
covered by separate warranties provided by the manufacturer or and tear, the Builder is not responsible for the resulting repair or
supplier. These warranties are assigned to the Homeowner by the replacement.
When you see this symbol next to an event, it means
that event is CA sponsored.
Activities with Kristin
O ne of the wonderful amenities that the Com-
munity Association provides is the planning
of our day outings. These trips are put together
with a Sun City resident in mind! There is such a
wide variety of outings that many of those who attend are going
January 3 @ 4 p.m.
for the ﬁrst time. And many of the escorts get phone calls with
great questions! I want to share their “Tips for Trips” --
SOCIAL CENTER BALLROOM
It’s better to be prepared than sorry! Pack a tote bag or Tickets - $4 each, available at the CA Ofﬁce
an extra large purse with things you might want or need along
the way. Nothing has ever been stolen from bags or goods left
on a Community Association chartered bus seat while passen-
gers are off touring. Goodies to snack on en route home after Quintessential Duo – Saxophone
a long day out are always a comfort. Good things like candy or
cereal bars or, perhaps, packets of crackers and peanut butter Ensemble and Woodwind Quintet
are easy to keep and transport. Don’t allow yourself to become Sunday, January 4, 2 p.m-4 p.m, SCB, $5 pp
dehydrated on outings. Bring along a bottle of water to sip along Come and unwind to the Giovedi Saxophone Ensemble and
the way. – Hal Downey Quintessentials Woodwind Quintet of Austin. They will each give a
Even on the hottest days, it’s always a good idea to performance of classical, jazz, and popular tunes.
bring along a sweater or light jacket to pull over you if you ﬁnd The Giovedi Saxophone Ensemble performs original classi-
yourself seated under an icy vent that you can’t close. – Judy cal compositions for saxophone quartet as well as jazz and popular
Hampleman tunes from the past century. Three members perform with the Austin
When purchasing a ticket for yourself and a friend, please Symphonic Band and the fourth is on the music faculty of Concordia
put the friend’s name and phone number on the back of the University, Texas.
RSVP form. (This helps if there is an itinerary change and we The Quintessentials Woodwind Quintet is a group of non-profes-
need to alert all ticket holders for the trip) – Peggy Jarvis sional musicians who are members of the Austin Symphonic Band
Be kind to the escorts and co-escorts, they work for free and the Austin Civic Orchestra. The Quintessentials have performed
and are volunteers. – All on the Trip planning group concerts for schools, churches, retirement homes, company functions,
If selling your ticket to another person please notify the trip and charitable beneﬁts.
planner of your ticket number, the name of the person to whom
you sold the ticket, and their phone number. – Bobbi Heuss CA Sponsored Events and Outings Hotline:
Kristin Brown 864-1212
Sun City Texas • January 2009 13
Sun City Fitness Center
“BEING human: Intellectual, Spiritual,
by Assistant Professor of Kinesiology at
Jim Shelton, Ph.D. (Sport Psychology),
M.Ed. (Sport Management)
Thursday, January 15, at 2 p.m.
Sun City Ballroom
Purchase your $1 ticket at the CA Ofﬁce
Topics will include:
• How to Begin an Exercise Program
• What to DO • Different Body Types
• How Women and Men View
• What it Means to be Human
• The History of the “Education
Through the Physical” Debate
• Continuing an Exercise
Program Over a Lifetime
Mardi Gras Weekend Parade and Dance
Sponsored by Neighborhood 13 Non-Proﬁts Fair
Saturday, February 7, Parade 10:30 a.m.,
Dance 7 p.m., $10 pp*
Friday, February 20, 10 a.m - 2 p.m., SCB
Neighborhood 13 will sponsor their Be sure to mark your
second annual authentic Cajun celebration calendars for the upcoming
of Mardi Gras right here in Sun City. Non-Proﬁts Fair on Friday,
What would Mardi Gras be without a February 20, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
parade? The fun begins on Saturday morn- We have over 50 non-proﬁts
ing at 10:30 a.m. with a fabulous Mardi participating. Consider this
Gras golf cart parade. The carts will be decorated to celebrate the event, your “one-stop-shopping” op-
complete with lots of beads and great costumes. Pick your spot along portunity to see what services
the parade route (Rio Grande Loop) and join in the festivities! are available in our area, and
You won’t want to miss the fun-ﬁlled evening at the Mardi Gras to determine if there is a cause
Dance in the Ballroom. The dance will be held from 7 - 10 p.m., and you are interested in supporting, and to meet the people who
will feature an authentic Cajun band from southern Louisiana, Ed make good things happen in our community. Don’t miss this
Gary and the Louisiana Cajun Aces. Lots of opportunity to see all the non-proﬁts at once!
Cajun dancing, along with the presentation of
our very own Neighborhood 13 King and Queen
of Mardi Gras. Tickets for the dance are only Actors & Theatre Arts Guild
$10 per person, and are selling fast. *Please call Follies Tickets On Sale !!
Linda Ticer at 868-9386 to get your tickets
February 23-28, 7 p.m. , SCB, $12 pp
today! The dance is BYOB, and tables may be
reserved at the time you purchase tickets.
Mark your calendars now for February 7,
and plan to join us for this great day and evening
The Actors & Theatre Arts Guild is pleased to present Follies
of Cajun fun.
2009, Raise a Ruckus Tonight!, directed by Rosemary Byers, on six
consecutive nights in the Sun City Ballroom.
Tickets for events listed in this publication for the ﬁrst time are Singing and dancing, and lots of hilarity!
available beginning Friday, January 2, unless noted Tickets may be purchased through the Community Association
otherwise. Tickets that have been on sale previously ofﬁce in the Social Center. For more play information, contact Rose-
are available at the CA ofﬁce now. mary Byers at 863-0552 or Terri Martin at 966-2002.
14 January 2009 • Sun City Texas sdf www.sctxca.org
Texas Independence Day
Celebrate the 173rd Anniversary of
March 2 Texas Independence
Texas Independence Day, March 2, is an ofﬁcial state holiday and is celebrated by all
Texans (and those who live here) to honor the memory of the pioneers of the state’s
independence and to celebrate the freedom that was won.
Georgetown Courthouse Tour Williamson County Museum
Monday, March 2, $10 pp Demonstration
Depart VCPL 9 a.m., return 11:30 a.m. 4 - 5 p.m., SCB, Free
Learn about the town in which you live! Did you know George- More information to come! Our local
town was founded in 1848 and named for George Washington Glass- museum will prepare a presentation on Texas
cock, who, with his partner, Thomas B. Huling, donated land for the History.
city? Pioneers were attracted by the abundance of timber and good,
clear water, as were the Tonkawa Indians, who had a village here.
Join us as we will take a guided tour through the beautiful I wasn’t born here, but I got here
courthouse and listen to the stories of settlers who fought in the
Texas Revolution. Learn about the architecture and history behind
as quick as I could
the Georgetown square. (We will take shuttles to the Courthouse if 5 - 6 p.m., SCB, $5 pp
we do not sell 54 tickets.) If the roping, cattle calling, and cowboy singing isn’t your taste of
BBQ, come out and listen to Bill Hightower, a Texas expert, who will
Cowboy Singers Trio share with you the legends of outsiders who were drawn to Texas. Bill
Noon until approximately 2:30 p.m, LHPP, $10 pp is a 6th generation Texan, presenter at many festivals, cultural events,
Everyone will enjoy this ace-high performance... and historical related gatherings, has been a history teacher for many
Whoop, Holler or Whistle! The ﬁrst years, and will share his wealth of knowledge of the Lone Star State.
EVER cattle call competition will start off
the Cowboy Trio’s performance. Those
attending the performance will be eligible Yee-Haw!
to sign up for the competition. We need
the best ‘Ye haws’ ‘Git, git, gits,’ and
Y’all come and
‘whoops’ that we can ﬁnd. Then, settle celebrate Texas
in for the best cowboy poets, singers,
and performers this side of the Colorado.
Please pack a lunch to enjoy this wonderful performance. Then, you Day!
will be able to try your hand at Roping!
Think it is easy to rustle up a steer? Give your best try at our steer
roping demonstration at the Pavilion.
Never slap a man who’s chewin’ tobacco.
Lettin’ the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier’n puttin’ it back in.
If you ﬁnd yourself in a hole, the ﬁrst thing to do is stop diggin’.
Don’t squat with your spurs on.
There are 3 kinds of people: The ones who learn by reading, the
few who learn by observation, and the rest of them who have to
touch the ﬁre to see for themselves if it’s really hot.
Sun City Texas • January 2009 15
Events Georgetown Wedding and
Coffee and a new Classic; Liz Carmack
speaks about her book, Historic Texas Hotels Thursday, April 2, 5 p.m., SCB, Free
Planning a special event or know someone who is looking
Thursday, February 26, 10 a.m., ACA, $5 pp for a wedding venue? Sun City will host an open house with
Come have a cup of coffee with Liz Carmack, a multitude of vendors from the Georgetown area to help you!
who recently penned a travelers’ guide to historic Meet local ﬂorists, disc jockeys, caterers, cake makers, and
hotels of Texas. If you have a love for heritage and everything in between that will make your event a hit. From
a desire to peek into Texas’ past, this is perfect for entertainers, to chocolate fountains, to photo booths we will
you. Liz traveled more than 20,000 miles across have creative vendors to take care of your event needs.
the state and visited more than 60 hotels during her
research. She spoke with local historians, innkeep- Interested in setting up a booth, or do you know
ers, and hotel guests, and tracked down hotel details someone who would like to set up a booth?
in archives, libraries, and museums for her book. She will share with Contact Kristin Brown at 512-864-1207 or
us her recommendations for day trips from Georgetown, and histori- firstname.lastname@example.org
cal details and insights about both famous and little-known historic
hostelries across the state. We will get to hear some antidotes about
her research and tips for travel.
Semiannual Sun City
Spring Vendor Fair Spring Garage Sale
Friday, March 27, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Saturday, April 4, 7 a.m to Noon, VCPL
SCB, Free $30 per space; table rental $7.50
Come out to the Spring Rain date: April 11
Vendor Fair, where over 75 If you need to clear some space in the garage, or are looking
vendors will be ready to meet to make some money off your clutter, this is the best time to do it.
and greet you and sell their Space rental is $30 each; feel free to rent as many spaces as you
wares and services. Booths need. Your location is determined by your ticket number, and
featuring home improve- you may use your own table and chairs or rent a table from us for
ments, cosmetics, clothing, $7.50 (two table maximum.) The table will be delivered to your
insurance, financial plan- space prior to your arrival. When purchasing tickets, remember
ning, attorneys, golf carts, to include your email address so that more information can be
wine ornaments, cell phones, sent to you. Please note: No business booths are allowed.
and more will be set up in the Social Center Ballroom as well
as in the Village Center Parking lot.
This will be another fun and social day for Sun City Announcing Junior Camp 2009!
residents. Come out and meet the people who advertise in Session I June 16-19 • Session II June 23-26
your publications and who seek your business. Don’t forget! Campers must be ages 7-11
Food and drink will be available at this rain or shine event. Sign Up: Monday, March 16, 9 a.m. in the Texas Room
Keep in mind: There are 80 spots to ﬁll for each session. At sign
up, you can choose either session one or session two (not both).
You can sign up for one session and put your name on the wait
Country Club Whodunit? list for the other session.
Wednesday, April 1, 6 p.m., SCB, $29 pp After the 80 spots are ﬁlled we start a wait list for both sessions.
In this dinner show, competing golf Sign up is ﬁrst come, ﬁrst served; if you are unable to make it to
country clubs are engaged in a hilarious registration, please send a neighbor or friend.
tale of espionage, with one of them try- At sign up, you will be given a registration form to ﬁll out with your
ing to steal agronomy secrets from the information, grandchild’s information (including vaccination records*)
other. Clandestine maneuvering suddenly and parent/guardians signature. If there are speciﬁc food allergies, we
becomes secondary when a murder takes must be alerted on the registration form. These documents are required
place. A would-be detective questions the to be turned in to the Activities Ofﬁce by May 4.
likely suspects, including a grieving girl On May 6, the names on the wait list will be called to ﬁll in the
friend, a suspicious assistant, and his own wife. Everyone is not who available spaces.
they appear to be as the story unfolds. The Capital City Mystery Players Price at this time has yet to be determined. Schedule of events at
will make you happy you didn’t stay at home; the theater comes right Junior Camp will not be announced until May.
to you. They also bring laughter and some bawdy humor to our Sun Counselor & volunteer sign up will be on March 16.
City Ballroom. Enjoy a plate of Chicken Marcela, potatoes and green Dates to Remember:
beans, and chef’s choice dessert. Monday, March 16, 9 a.m. – Sign Up
Monday, May 4, 4 p.m. – Turn in Registration Forms*
Wednesday, May 6, 9 a.m. - Open to wait list
16 January 2009 • Sun City Texas sdf www.sctxca.org
The Ken Ragsdale Orchestra Spring Fling with Johnny Dee and the
Friday, January 9, 7 - 10 p.m, SCB, $10 pp Rocket 88’s
This orchestra continues to be
one of the busiest and most popular Friday, March 13, 7 - 10 p.m., SCB, $18 pp
musical groups in Central Texas. Johnny Dee and the Rocket 88s, during the past 25 years, have
Hailed by the Austin American- performed their brand of zany nostalgia and fast-paced medleys for
Statesman as “Austin’s premiere ball- millions of people in the U.S. Their national T.V. appearances include
room dance orchestra,” the group has Real People, P.M. Magazine, NBC News, & TBS with Bill Tush. They
received national recognition through especially love to come to Sun City and make the crowd swoon with
the pages of Dancing USA. The Ken Ragsdale Orchestra loves to take their arrangements by such greats as Glen Miller, Elvis, Buddy Holly,
requests and promises to make this dance a memorable one. Diana Ross, Roy Orbison, Everly Bros., and many more! Who doesn’t
love a band that performed with artists such as Dick Clark, Wolfman
Bobby Layne Orchestra Jack, James Brown, Tanya Tucker, Beach Boys, Charlie Daniels,
Pointer Sisters, Ricky Nelson, and Danny & the Juniors.
Friday, February 6, 7 - 10 p.m., SCB, $15 pp
Bobby Layne & his Orchestra perform
about 200 nights every year, traveling through-
out the U.S. (including Hawaii), Canada, and Country Western
the Caribbean. Their music bridges the genera-
tions from the 1930s to the present: swing, tan- Greg Caldwell and Code West
gos, sambas, waltzes, show tunes, and a bit of Friday, January 23, 7 - 10 p.m, SCB, $10 pp
rock. For dancers and listeners alike, the Bobby Always a great band to come out
Layne Orchestra, with featured vocalist Trudy and two-step to! Greg and his group
DuMay, delivers an entertainment experience you won’t forget. of talented artists really get the dance
ﬂoor moving with their classic and
Swing Your Sweetheart favorite country tunes. You won’t
Saturday, February 14, 7 - 10 p.m, SCB, $15 pp want to miss out on this group. You
This band will bring you back to the swing- could see them in other cities around
ing era of the 20s, where showing some leg was Texas, but you may as well enjoy
risqué and short hair was all the rage. That’s right them in your Ballroom. Don’t miss out!
- the band Harry and the Hightones is bringing
back the 20s…in style. They are a talented group, Sonny Burgess
playing Jump, Jazz, Swing and BeBop. Even if Friday, February 20, 7 – 10 p.m., SCB, $10 pp
‘swing’ isn’t your thing, this band will have you Come out and bring your west-
ready to jitterbug and waltz the night away with ern boots as Sonny Burgess belts
energy and pizzazz. Treat your sweetheart to a fun night of dancing! out your country favorites! Sonny
grew up in Cleburne, Texas, and was
Rendezvous with the Roux constantly surrounded by the sounds
Wednesday, February 25, 6 - 8 p.m., LHPP, $10 pp of traditional country music - Hank
Williams, Glen Campbell, Roy Clark,
The Austin Cajun Aces has that authen-
and Chet Atkins. The natural ease
tic Cajun sound. Their repertoire consists
Sonny Burgess exudes on stage is a
of many of the older songs of Iry LeJeune,
hint that this “ain’t his ﬁrst rodeo.”
Nathan Abshire, Dewey Balfa, Lawrence
Walker, Amadee Ardoin, Canray Fontenot,
Andrew Cormier, and many other Cajun Smokin’ Gun
and Creole Masters. You are sure to “Pass Friday, March 20, 7 - 10 p.m., $10 pp
a Good Time” when you come out and Smokin’ Gun was formed
enjoy their music. The band is made up of in Groesbeck, Texas, and the
the soulful accordion and French vocals of are what you might call a “Rare
Charles Thibodeaux; master ﬁddling and Phenomenon.” It is somewhat
French vocals of Peter Schwarz (formerly of Steve Riley and the interesting how this many great
Mamou Playboys); Steve Doerr on rhythm guitar (lead man of Leroi musicians came together with one
Bros. band); Richard White on drums; and Robert Vignaud on bass common goal. With unrelenting
(formerly of the Cajun Band Beausoleil). Many other musicians who determination, they pour them-
have played with Charles and the band including Cindy Cashdollar, selves into every performance, as
Erik Hokkanen, Darcie Deaville, Steve and Donna Bing, Howard though they are on a mission to provide audiences with a higher
Kalish, Alvin Crow, Brandon Thibodeaux and Mark Viator. level of musical entertainment. Pure, raw talent, perseverance,
If interested in Cajun dance lessons, contact: Kristin Brown, and some “ﬁne tuning” rehearsals have launched this group into
512-864-1207 or email@example.com being a hot band in Texas.
Sun City Texas • January 2009 17
Outings Purchase your tickets for CA Sponsored Outings at the CA ofﬁce.
Please note: Both mission tours require considerable walking, and
Key to Outings the Guenther House Roof Garden is not accessible to those individuals
unable to negotiate stairs.
Level 1 – Light Activity Your ticket price includes motor coach transportation and a
Non-strenuous outing including Meal provided private Roof Garden lunch. Entry into the San Antonio National Park
short distances of light walking missions is fee gratis.
over relatively even surface with Requires climbing in SEG Escort: Hal Downey, 864-0242
few stairs to climb, minimal re- and out of a boat
boarding of the motor coach. Hear the “Voice of Aggie Land” in
Bus trip approximately over
Level 2 – Moderate Activity 3 hours Austin, with dinner at the Summer Palace
Fairly active outing requiring
intermittent effort throughout; Friday, January 16, $43 pp
the outing may involve recurring Overnight stay. You are Depart VCPL 4:30 p.m.; Return approx. 10 p.m.
physical movement, including required to handle your own
walking medium distances over luggage. Get a Parking Permit The Texas A&M Singing Cadets, known internationally as
uneven surfaces and, possibly, at the Monitor’s Station in the the “Voice of Aggie Land,” will be arriving in Austin for an evening
climbing stairs. Multiple boarding Social Center Lobby. This permit ﬁlled with fabulous music, memorable humor, and loads of fun—for
and re-boarding of the chartered is required for vehicles to be one night only at the Great Hills Baptist Church in Austin. Join us as
bus. parked overnight in the Village we travel to the concert from Sun City by motorcoach, with a stop for
Center Parking Lot. dinner at the Summer Palace in Round Rock. The Summer Palace,
Level 3 – Active Activity which specializing in Chinese food, has lots of good old American
Active outings involving effort; Walking - Expect a walking
tour, or a large venue favorites.
may require continual physical
movement, walking long dis- Your price includes roundtrip motorcoach transportation, buffet
tances, or climbing steep inclines. dinner with soft drink, and special seating for the concert.
This is a multiple boarding outing. Walking and steps SEG Escort: Valerie Weis, 241-9217
Shop ‘Till You Drop – Search for a ﬁnd!
The following outings have sold out Dillard’s Sales Clearance Center, Arlington
Get your name on the ticket wait list!* Tuesday, January 27, $52 pp
Trans Siberian Orchestra • Vanishing Texas River Cruise Depart VCPL 8:30 a.m.; Return approx. 8:30 p.m.
*There is a ticket wait list available in the CA ofﬁce for these Are you up for a bargain? Do you like to ﬁnd the
outings. Put your name on the list and, if someone cancels, best items at the lowest price? This trip is just for you - your treasure
you will have the opportunity to purchase their ticket hunt will begin at the Dillard’s Sales Clearance Center in Arlington.
All items are at least 75% off the original price. Remember!! You’ll
CA Sponsored Outings have to search for your treasures...no salesclerks to help you; this is a
warehouse of treasure. Due to the nature of the store, all purchases are
non-returnable, so please know sizes you’ll be shopping for. Items are
seasonal and non-seasonal; therefore, swimsuits might be the big buy
San Antonio Missions Tour of the day. Purchases may be paid by credit card, check, or cash.
Thursday, January 15, $55 pp From Dillard’s, we’ll go to the fabulous Sam Moon’s. Here you’ll
Depart VCPL 7:30 a.m.; Return approx. 5:30 p.m. ﬁnd perfect ways to accentuate your wardrobe with purses and jewelry.
Next door is Sam Moon’s Decor ﬁlled with bargains for your home.
Ponder this... Why were Your ticket includes a catered box lunch, motor coach travel to
missions built in the new world by Franciscans, Dallas and back. We will make a rest stop in Waco going and coming,
at the order of Spain in the early 18th century? where you can pick up a dinner time snack.
And why were ﬁve of these missions built along SEG Escort: Ann Jindra, 512-869-1531
the San Antonio River? Why do we keep these
missions intact and what purpose do they serve
San Antonio’s KSAT TV Studio Tour --
in this 21st century? Many questions and all Bonus! Museum of Art
answerable. If this peaks your interest, join our Wednesday, February 18, $54 pp
tour and discover if your ideas coincide with ﬁndings of those knowl-
edgeable about Texas history and National Park Service guides. You Depart VCPL 7 a.m.; Return approx. 7 p.m.
won’t be disappointed!
In addition to in-depth tours of Missions San Jose and Concep- Have you ever wondered “How do they do that?” We
cion, we will have lunch in the historic Guenther House’s beautiful will enjoy a behind-the-scenes guided tour of KSAT TV, Channel 12.
Roof Garden. We will visit the Guenther House’s original family liv- We will get to walk around the studio and ﬁnd out where the ﬁlming
ing quarters before our afternoon tour of Mission Concepcion. All in takes place and how it is transferred to your home. Bring your camera,
all, a delightful way to spend a Thursday in Mid-January! Come join you might see your favorite news broadcaster! KSAT went on the air
us for an informative and lovely day. Much excitement awaits you! as KONO TV in 1957, with the inauguration of President Eisenhower;
18 January 2009 • Sun City Texas sdf www.sctxca.org
Purchase your tickets for CA Sponsored Outings at the CA ofﬁce.
but, in 1969, their call sign was changed to KSAT. After this wonderful diences for more than ﬁve decades with masterful storytelling and
tour, we will stop for lunch at Joseph’s Storehouse in downtown San comical observations. Cosby’s keen insights of us as human beings
Antonio. It is the commitment of Joseph’s Storehouse to provide the has made Americans laugh for more than ﬁve decades.
cleanest, freshest, and most wholesome food available. Everything is We have good orchestra level seats in rows K through O, and
made daily from scratch. Before we leave, you will have a chance to they will be assigned in the order of tickets purchased. A luxury
stock up on goodies from their wonderful bakery. motorcoach will drop you off and pick you up in the trafﬁc circle in
Then, an added bonus! We will have front of the theater. No meals will be provided for this outing; please
a guided tour of San Antonio’s Museum of pack a snack if you wish.
Art. At its outset, the museum emphasized SEG Escort: Hal Downey 864-0242
the art of the Americas but now houses,
along with other collections, the largest
Salado and Killeen; Shopping,
center for Asian Art in the southern United Lunch, and Mayborn Planetarium Shows
States. Tuesday, March 3, $39 pp
Air conditioned motor coach, two guided tours and lunch for only
$54 per person. We will have to limit our tickets sales because of the
Depart VCPL at 9:30 a.m.; Return approx. 5:30 p.m.
TV studio’s tour requirements; so, please sign up early. You won’t
Looking for something fun to
want to miss this one.
shake off the winter doldrums? Just step
SEG Escort: Peggy Jarvis, 686-1503
onto our modern, comfy bus, take the
Tours of State Capitol, Bullock Texas History short ride to Salado, and enjoy a couple
of hours of shopping in their very inter-
Museum; IMAX and Spirit Theaters, plus Lunch esting, eclectic, attractive shops. Then,
Day Trip: Tuesday, February 24, $41 pp re-board the bus for a drive across the
Depart VCPL 8:30 a.m.; Return approx. 4:30 p.m. highway to a delicious lunch at Johnny’s
Steak and BBQ Restaurant, where we will enjoy a sumptuous repast
We are repeating one of our of brisket, sausage, and/or chicken, plus sides of potato salad, cole
most popular and educational day trips. Hurry slaw, and beans, and iced tea, all served in a private dining room for
and sign up for this enjoyable activity for all just our group.
newly-minted Texans, as well as those who Afterwards, we will take the short drive
need to brush up on their state history in order to Killeen, to the Mayborn Planetarium,
to burnish those bragging rights! Hop onto our where we will enjoy two IMAX-like shows,
bus for a leisurely ride into downtown Austin, Alaska, Spirit of the Wild, and Solar Max,
enjoy a guided, 45-minute tour of our beautiful state Capitol building, plus the “Stars at Night” presentation by the
and then re-board the bus for the short trip to the Bob Bullock Texas in-house expert, who will show us the cur-
State History Museum, with three stories of fascinating displays of rent night sky and the constellations which are visible here in Texas.
all of Texas history. The Alaska show is the ultimate story of survival, where life tri-
If you haven’t done this trip in a while, you may want to repeat umphs season after season against ﬁerce conditions and challenges. We
it, as the museum features continually changing special exhibits, plus will ﬁnd ourselves ﬁshing with brown bears, soaring with bald eagles,
continually changing IMAX shows. dodging calving glaciers, experiencing the fascinating feeding strategy
Both the Capitol and the museum are handicap accessible. of humpback whales, and racing on the hooves of caribou—all from
Special price of only $41 per ticket pays for transportation, docent- the comfort of our theater seat. Narrated by Charleton Heston, the ﬁlm
led tour of the state Capitol building; museum exhibits with docent-led also features the dazzling capture of the aurora borealis.
tour; IMAX show at Austin’s only IMAX theater (Title is not yet ﬁrm Solar Max teaches us that every 11 years the sun’s poles reverse
with the museum, but have you ever seen a poor IMAX show?); lunch with unimaginable violence, called a solarmax. We can experience
in the museum’s ﬁne Story of Texas Cafe (soup, sandwich, chips, this hot phenomena in the cool comfort of the planetarium through
cookie, & drink); AND the Texas Spirit Theater interactive show. this breathtaking giant screen adventure.
This trip has always been a sell-out, so hurry and bring your checks After the movie, our expert will bring out the Mayborn’s new
for $41 per person, all inclusive, to the CA Front Ofﬁce. solar telescope, give us a brief talk on the sun, and then let everyone
SEG Escort: Judy Hampleman, 864-7218 view it through the telescope without burning our eyes.
Bill Cosby Live After our entertaining and educational outing, we will return
to Sun City no later than 5:30 p.m., in time for our favorite evening
Saturday, February 28, $76 pp activities. Those of us who have made this trip before know that it is
Depart VCPL 4:45 p.m.; Return approx. 9:30 p.m. always a good idea to take along a jacket to wear in air-conditioned
rooms, as it is always wise to be prepared.
Want to Smile? Bill Cosby is a funny Just $39 includes transportation, great shopping opportunities,
fellow, right? So ..... , spend a Saturday evening lunch, and both shows, as well as the “night sky” and solar presenta-
with your friends and neighbors at Austin’s tions.
newly renovated Bass Concert Hall enjoying Bill One bus only, so hurry and get your tickets.
Cosby’s brand of good, clean, stand-up comedy. SEG Escort: Judy Hampleman 864-7218
Bill Cosby, one of America’s most inﬂuential
and well known performers, has endeared au-
Sun City Texas • January 2009 19
Outings Purchase your tickets for CA Sponsored Outings at the CA ofﬁce.
choices offered. Don’t forget the wonderful German bakeries. We
King Tut! - Second Bus will not be stopping for dinner after the afternoon matinee at 4:30,
Thursday, March 12, $89 pp so bring along a snack for the trip home. Small coolers that ﬁt under
Depart VCPL 8:45 a.m.; Return approx. 8 p.m. your seat are welcome.
Buy your tickets early! Price includes motor coach and outstanding
You’ve requested this, Sun City, musical variety show for only $59pp
and we’re going to provide it! Join us for a visit SEG Escort: Peggy Jarvis 686-1503
to “Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the
Pharaohs” in Dallas. This is the only site in the
Hal Holbrook Presents Mark Twain
Southwest to host this tour which includes more Tonight at the Paramount
than 130 extraordinary artefacts from the tomb Friday, March 27, $93 pp.
of King Tut and other ancient Egyptian sites.
The exhibition focuses on the 100-year period when Egypt was at the Depart VCPL 6:45 p.m.; Return approx. 11 p.m.
height of its power and the golden age of Egyptian artistry. You will Please Note: All our seats are located on
see 50 of Tutankhamun’s burial objects, including his royal diadem and the Mezzanine and require climbing and, later,
one of the four gold and precious stone inlaid cofﬁnettes that contained descending a ﬂight of stairs. No elevators are
his mummiﬁed internal organs. An audio tour will assure that you available at this theater.
get the most out of your tour. Included also is your admission to the Be among the lucky few Sun City residents
permanent exhibits of the museum which include ﬁne and decorative to attend Hal Holbrook’s universally applauded
arts from all over the world and span from ancient to modern. You one-man Mark Twain Tonight performance in
will be awed by the variety and quality of the works you see. Austin’s Paramount Theater. Holbrook, now 83
Your lunch will be provided for you to eat on the bus and will and nearing the end of an illustrious career in
include a large sandwich, chip, pickle, and brownie. Water will be movies and television, has also found time to appear as Mark Twain to
provided to drink, but, if you’d prefer something else (non-alcoholic), great acclaim on stages all over the world for the past 54 years. Many
you may bring that. On the way home, we’ll stop in Waco for dinner years ago, Holbrook had to spend hours in makeup preparing to look
at the Lake Brazos Steakhouse, where you can choose an 8 oz chicken the part. Now, all he has to do is don Twain’s trademark white suit
breast (fried or charbroiled), chicken fried steak, or catﬁsh ﬁlet (fried or and paste on a thick white mustache, uncannily to appear to be Mark
charbroiled). You will also get a salad, baked potato or French fries, Twain in his later years as he toured the world making speeches to
and non-alcoholic beverage. adoring fans.
Your ticket price includes round-trip transportation, admission to Many of Twain’s controversial topics, such as American troops
the King Tut exhibit, audio tour, admission to the permanent exhibits involved in an unpopular war, corporate scandals, and a backlash
of the Dallas Museum of Art, catered box lunch, and dinner. against immigrants were hot-button issues when he wrote and spoke
SEG escort: Hal Downey 864-0242 them, and they still are today. With more than 15 solid hours of
Rockbox Theater and Shopping memorized material from the famed author and humorist, Holbrook
shapes each show differently. No two shows are alike. Holbrook has
in Fredericksburg no set program - he chooses the program as he goes along and claims
Saturday, March 21, $ 59 pp he never knows what he will say until he begins talking. However,
Depart VCPL at 9 a.m., Return approx. 9 p.m. whatever he talks about, Holbrook depicts Mark Twain as he was, a
19th Century version of Dave Letterman: glib, relaxed, cranky, and
Remember Granbury Live immensely entertaining.
and how much everyone enjoyed their The Paramount Theater mezzanine overhangs orchestra Row G.
shows? They have moved to Freder- All our seats offer excellent sight lines in Rows B through F. Seats
icksburg and are now known as the will be assigned to ticket holders in the order they are purchased.
Rockbox Theater. The performers and Your ticket price includes “Director’s Circle” mezzanine level
wonderful shows which feature music seating and luxury motor coach accommodations with drop-off and
from the 50s, 60s, and 70s have not pick-up at the marquee in front of the theater.
changed. What better way to spend SEG Escort: Hal Downey 864-0242
a beautiful spring day and evening than by enjoying this delightful Shopping at the Premium outlet/Tanger
musical variety show in a brand new stadium style theater located in
the heart of Fredericksburg. Our trip will also take us to the Wildseed Malls in San Marcos
Farm, right outside Fredericksburg, for those who wish to look around. BACK BY POPULAR REQUEST!
Spring is the time for planning your gardens or ﬂower beds and sprucing Wednesday, April 1, $28 pp
up. If you are not a gardener, the shop has a wide array of items to look
at, or you can go out and walk the rows of ﬂowers in bloom. Depart VCPL at 8 a.m., Return approx. 5:30 p.m.
If this does not interest you, the bus will continue on to Fred-
ericksburg, and come back to pick up those at the Wild Seed Farm. You asked for a spring trip, so here it is! Calling all shopa-
Those who do wish to look around at the Farm will still have plenty holics, and those of you who just like to browse! There are so many
of time to shop in downtown Fredericksburg. lovely stores to ﬁnd that perfect item, not only for yourself but for
You will be on your own for lunch, to choose from the many that special someone in your life, or for your home. We will have the
whole bottom of the bus to ﬁll. Special arrangements will be made
20 January 2009 • Sun City Texas sdf www.sctxca.org
Channel 79 Programs Channel 79
Tune in to “News & Views” every
Monday and Tuesday at 11 a.m., 2, 6, and 8 p.m. News & Views Staff
January Focus: What’s New?
January 5 and 6 January 26 and 27 Judy Judy Engelmann
New Amenities are Coming! News and Views Spotlight Weckerly Production Manager
Activities with Kristin Producer
January 12 and 13 Sondra Carlton
Pattern Dance Club Executive Producer
New Interest Groups
Activities with Kristin Special Request: Tom Leirer
SCARS - Emergency Plan Editor/Cameraman
We’re celebrating in February, Pattie
January 19 and 20 those couples who have been Fludd Arnie Skjelbostad
Celebrate our Heritage...Brits married 60+ years. Associate Key Grip
SCARS - Emergency Plan Call Judy at 868-3158 or email Producer Beverly Emran
Animal Shelter firstname.lastname@example.org with names as Producer’s Assistant
soon as possible.
January 22 Ralph Salyers
Board Meeting Cheryl Producer’s Assistant
Rerun at 2, 6, and 8 p.m.; When you see this logo next to an Wills
Wednesday, Jan. 28 at 8 p.m. event, it means that event Associate
will be broadcast live on Channel 79. Producer
Have any ideas for interVIEWS?
Email us at: News & Views sponsored by:
Purchase your tickets for CA Sponsored Outings at the CA ofﬁce.
to drop off packages at the bus during the day. Lots of fun with your
friends and neighbors!!!!
You will be on your own for lunch or for even more shopping
time. There are several very nice places from which to choose. Ex-
amples: Bennigan’s Grill, Cracker Barrel, Wendy’s, Lone Star Cafe,
and the Food Courts.
One bus only, so sign up early.
SEG Escort: Peggy Jarvis 686-1503
Day Trippers - please note:
1. Trip Escorts will no longer call you prior to a trip unless there
is a change.
2. No alcohol is allowed on the buses. The bus companies will
levy a ﬁne if alcohol is consumed on the bus.
3. Meal stops will be noted in trip articles. If a bus trip is over two
hours, there will be a restroom break along the way. Most buses
come equipped with restroom facilities. Photo by Bobbi Hauss
4. Buses leave on time, as stated in the articles, so please arrive Cruisin’
at least 15 minutes early for boarding. Sun City residents enjoyed a San Antonio river cruise when they went
5. Please park near Texas Drive. The bus will pick you up in the on the CA sponsored “Thanksgiving Celebration in San Antonio” out-
ing. They enjoyed a stay at the Hilton Palacio del Rio, a four-star hotel
circular drive in front of the Social Center and will drop you off conveniently located close to major attractions. Residents were free
near your car. If your trip is overnight, be sure to get a parking to explore many of San Antonio’s tourist stops, including the Alamo,
pass from the Monitor’s station. River Center Mall, the River Walk, and Towers of the Americas. To top
6. Please list the name and phone number for all ticket holders it off, they enjoyed Thanksgiving dinner in the Hilton ballroom.
on your RSVP sheet.
7. Please complete the information requested on the back of
your ticket to give to the Tour Escort.
Happy New Year to all our residents from the SCTXCA staff
May you always have walls for the winds, a roof for the rain, tea beside the ﬁre, laughter to
cheer you, those you love near you, and all your heart might desire. ~Irish Blessing
Sun City Texas • January 2009 21
By Janet Lull • Photos by Tom Hauss
T he Dominoes
and Table Games
club promotes fun
Wednesday nights feature Liver-
pool Rummy. It is a form of Contract
Rummy. A game consists of seven
and fellowship for deals. Different combinations of cards
new and established are required for each deal. When a deal
residents of Sun City Texas. ends, each player is charged with the count
The club was chartered in 1997 with of all cards remaining in his hand. Winner
Harry Daw, Jr., as the club’s ﬁrst president. of the game is the player having the lowest
The membership and activities have in- total after the 7th deal. Complete rules are
creased considerably since the beginning. posted on the club’s website. The club’s
Hand and Foot Canasta and Liverpool Poker, Cribbage, Mah Jongg, Darts, activities are held in the Activities Center
Rummy were two new games added in Pennies from Heaven (Canasta), Mexican game rooms
2008. Hand and Foot players gather on Train Dominoes, Pegs and Jokers, and Don’t know the rules? Come and
Monday nights to participate in some lively Dominoes 42 and 84 are also scheduled watch ﬁrst or just jump right in and play!
competition. The partnership that goes out every week. Experienced players will help teach the
ﬁrst wins the hand! Tom Hauss designed a Where else can a person enjoy the rules!
13 week challenge based on the number of opportunity to play games six days a week The weekly schedule is published
wins per evening. Total points are used to for just $6 a year? All of the equipment monthly in the Sun Ray and it is also posted
decide ties in total wins. Many members is provided and players with like interests on the CA web portal.
are vying for the top honors! gather for fun. Come and join the fun!
Hand and Foot Canasta
Pegs and Jokers Mexican Train
22 January 2009 • Sun City Texas sdf www.sctxca.org
U.S. airlines and most that operate in Europe,
Close encounter - bee-ware! Asia, and Latin America. Most of his ﬂights
A brave Sun City resident submitted this
were business trips for his employers.
photo of a wasp perched on its hive.
Pat switched from being a food marketer
to a professor of food marketing at the Uni-
versity of Texas in Brownsville. Pat spent
If you would like to join the club for almost 20 years on campus before retiring and
2009, the dues are $5 for each member per moving to Sun City in 1999. He also taught
year and can be paid at the monthly meeting at the University of Hawaii and the University
on January 9. of Guam for shorter periods.
The Emotional Freedom Technique Join us as Pat talks about the four classes
(EFT) study group will meet in AC Meeting of service that are available on the Super
Room 3 at 2 p.m. on Friday, January 23.
Actors & Theatre Arts Guild The Qigong group meets Monday, Wednes-
Jumbo Airbus 380; how much it costs, and
what to expect on a fanciful trip from Houston
Business Meeting, Monday, day, and Friday mornings at 8 a.m. in the to Dubai. He has been preparing for this talk
January 5, 3 p.m., SCB Atrium. for the past year and now believes he knows
Workshop, Monday, January 19, The Club’s Health Information Library as much about the Super Jumbo as there is to
3 p.m., SCB in Activities Center Meeting Room 3 will be know. Come early and enjoy wake up coffee,
open each Friday from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. We donut holes, and great socializing.
Contact: Jim Hastings, 868-5869, or e-mail: have health and reference books, CDs, VHS
ACTAG Business Meetings and Work-
and audio tapes for study in the library or that Ballroom Dance
can be borrowed for study at home. Wednesday, January 7, 7 p.m., SCB
shops are always open to all Sun City resi- Go to our Club website on the Web Por-
dents. Please drop by any time; we would Contact: Ralph Salyers, 864-2812, or
tal for further information. Look under Clubs email email@example.com or visit the club’s
enjoy meeting you and telling you about our & Groups for the link - it provides informa-
chartered club. website via the web portal, www.sctxca.org.
tion about coming meetings, past speakers, The Ballroom Dance
Our January guest speaker is Sun City’s the library catalog of materials and archives
own Anita Reed, who will address the intrigu- Club’s next event will be on
of club information. Wednesday, January 7, at 7
ing subject of:
“How To Understand Almost All Ac- Amateur Radio Society p.m. in the Ballroom. All the
popular ballroom dances will
tors.” Meeting: Wednesday, January 7, 7 p.m.,
Anita is an internationally recognized be featured, including Fox
AC, MR 1 Coffee: Check the SCARS Trot, Waltz, East and West
trainer and consultant specializing in busi- Repeater, 441.625, for location.
ness professionals. This vivacious, dynamic Coast Swing, Two Step, Cha Cha, Rhumba,
Contact: Ron Greene, 863-2953 and many more. Music will be provided from
woman offers her experience, rather than
The SCARS Club meeting for January the best recording artists in the land.
a theoretical approach, for she has “been
will be about “A new year - a year of change Ice, water, plastic glasses, and nap-
there!” She has worked with management
- come and see how you can be part of it.” kins will be provided. Please remember to
and administration throughout the world and
The Sun City repeater is on 441.625 MHz, bring your own beverage needs. Guests are
provides 20/20 vision for the New Economy
workplace. She not only sees it the way it is, pl tone 103.5, so please call in! Please join us welcome to attend for a limited number of
but tells it the way it is, and everyone can for breakfast, come to the meeting, or visit our times.
understand. In approaching change, she is web site in the Clubs sec- Membership is $12 per person for 2009,
proactive, reality-based, and future-oriented. tion of the Sun City Texas which includes the monthly dances; however,
In addition to one’s career, Anita strongly Web Portal http://www. additional fees may be charged for special
encourages everyone to capture the true sctxca.org/suncity/clubs- events. An application and guidelines may
feeling of success with the positive balance groups/clubs/amradio. be obtained at our site on the Sun City TX
of family+career+community. Web Portal.
All Sun City residents are invited and Aviation Billiards
are recommended to mark this event for a Saturday, January 10, (Aka The Rack Pack)
great learning experience. 9 a.m., ACA Contact: Larry Ciupak, 281-827-9965.
Alternative Healing Contact: Bill Heft, 868-0022, e-mail bill-
heft@ verizon.net, or Mel Schuette,
The next steps in the
construction of our new Bil-
& Wellness 863-0311, email AMS.CON@hotmail.com liards Center have begun.
Friday, January 9, 1 p.m. ACA Guest Speaker: Pat Patton The concrete forms and rebar
Contact: Doug Willoughby at 819-0133 or The Super Jumbo Airbus 380 is the are now in place and, by the
email firstname.lastname@example.org. world’s largest passenger jetliner. Now a time you read this, we expect the founda-
The January speaker will be Sara Rear- little over a year old, its buyers, Singapore tion to have been poured and the walls to be
don, Doctor of Physical Therapy. She will talk Air, Emirates Air, and Qantas, are very happy erected. We still expect the construction to
about effective treatments for incontinence. with it. be complete in the ﬁrst quarter of 2009. It
She is part of the Sullivan Physical Therapy Pat Patton is one of our club members will be exciting to get into our new location
Group in Austin. who is not a pilot, but he has racked up two and begin having tournaments and regularly
million miles as a passenger. He has ﬂown all Continued on next page
Sun City Texas • January 2009 23
Continued from previous page Social Bridge meets on Holidays except
scheduled games again.
Bridge Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Contact: Bette Messelt (863-0390) or visit
We are currently located in the lobby of On November 17, Nancy Mercer and
the Duplicate Bridge Club web site: http://
the Social Center. Vi Perdue bid and made a Grand Slam of 7
You are welcome to come by and enjoy No Trump.
a game; but remember, our club members Ofﬁcers for 2009 will be:
Beginner, intermediate and
have priority during prime time. To become President - Wilton Thomas, 864-9035
advanced lessons are available at
a member, just ﬁll out an application and Vice-President - John Gifford, 868-9079
a nominal charge and are open to
drop it off at the CA ofﬁce. The dues are $12 Secretary - Murray Greenberg, 864-0612,
all residents of Sun City. Mem-
for an individual and $8 for each additional or email@example.com
bership in Bridge Clubs is not
household membership. The applications are Treasurer - Jim Copps, 868-8965
required to attend lessons.
available on the Billiards Club website on the
Sun City Web Portal, or by the cue rack in the
Wednesdays: 9 - 11 a.m., “Bridge Basics
II – Competitive Bidding,” January 7 through
Social Center lobby.
February 28 (8 weeks). Rooms 1 & 2 of the www.sctxcompclub.org
For more information about our club Computer Lab Phone: 864-1176
and billiards in general, visit our website on email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fridays: 9 - 11 a.m., “Commonly Used
the portal. Monday, January 5, SCB, 1 p.m.
Conventions,” January 9 through February 27
Monday, January 12 - SCTXCC Annual
Bocce (8 weeks). Room 3 of the Activity Center.
Cost: $8 for either of the classes. Class- Meeting/Luncheon, SCB, 11:30 a.m.
Play days Monday - Saturday, es may be repeated at no charge. Books will Monday, January 19, SCB, 1 p.m.
8 a.m. and 1 p.m. be available for either class (if desired). Monday, January 26, SCB, 1 p.m.
Contact: Dick Denny, 864-3144. Thursday, January 29 - New Member
Visit Bocce on the web at www.sctxca.org. Duplicate Bridge Reception, AC Atrium, 10 a.m.
Happy New Year! The executive board President: Betsy Lidgey 864-0745 See the January Meeting
members who will lead the Bocce Club for Five Weekly games plus games on the calendar on the Computer Club
2009 include: 2nd and 4th Fridays. Play is in the Activity Web site for detailed program
Dick Denny, President Center. Annual membership dues are $10 information. (Monday meet-
Bob Hazelwood, Vice President for 2009. ings are open to all Sun City
Dian Webb, Secretary Monday: residents.) Annual Meeting/
John Pace, Treasurer Non-sanctioned – GR 1 & 2, 8:30 to 11:30 am Luncheon tickets are available to 2009 Com-
Bill Evans, Member-at-large Non-sanctioned – GR 1 & 2, 12:30 to 4 pm puter Club Members at the CyberCenter.
Harold Taylor, Member-at-large Wednesday: Training Program: The Computer Club
Gail Davis will serve as the Club’s Social Non-sanctioned – GR 3, 6:30 to 9:30 pm offers training classes in our state-of-the-art
Chairwoman. Thursday: classroom for both Windows and Macintosh
Bocce Club members play Monday Non-sanctioned – GR 3, 12:30 to 4 pm users. Subjects covered include introductory
through Saturday starting at 8 a.m. Additional Sanctioned – GR 1 & 2, 12:30 to 4 pm computer skills, operating system (Windows,
sessions begin at 1 p.m. When the weather Friday: (2nd and 4th) Vista, or Mac), email, Internet, word process-
vacillates between above and below normal Sanctioned – GR 1 & 2, 12:30 to 4 pm ing, spreadsheets, Quicken, digital cameras,
temperatures, members elect to play in the Pair Matching photo editing, and more. Windows Vista
morning when temperatures are comfortable • Monday morning and Wednesday evening classes are now available. Check the Train-
or in the afternoon when the overnight ther- --Jan Hohenberger, 864-3500 ing Class calendars under the Training Menu
mometer plummets. • Monday, Thursday, and Friday on the Club’s Web site for the schedule
The bocce courts are located behind the --sanctioned, Jim Greeney, 868-5481 of upcoming classes. Clicking on a class
Social Center. New players and guests are al- • Thursday name will display the class description and
ways welcome. Join us for the fun of the game --non-sanctioned, Marie Twitchell, 864-0433 prerequisites.
and to meet great new friends. In fact, make • Backup contact for all pair matching Special Interest Groups: Special Inter-
this one of your New Year’s resolutions! --Ruth Massey, 864-3646 est Groups (SIGs) are an important part of
Three and four point frames are typical We ask that you join our club after play- the Computer Club. Each SIG meets once or
scores for many regular competitors. The ing 3 times. For more information, visit our twice a month and meetings typically include
High Rollers for November, each scoring 5 web site http://sctxca.org. a short presentation, a forum for questions and
points per frame, were Paul Wiener, Grace Lessons answers, and discussion. SIG meeting details
Lock, Larry Hunting, James Degal, and Contact: Bette Messelt (863-0390 or are shown on the Club Web site’s Meeting
Harold Taylor. Congratulations to all for email@example.com) or visit the Duplicate Calendar under the Meetings Menu.
remarkable bocce! Bridge Club web site at http://sctxca.org Mentor Program: The Club’s experi-
enced Mentors are available to assist you with
Social Bridge your computer related problems by phone or
Contact: Marge Lawless, 864-0259 or
in your home. Mentor service is free to all
Club members. Non-members may use the
Three Games per week mentor program by agreeing to join the Club.
• Mondays – GR 3, 12:15 - 3:15 p.m. Look for the “Mentor Help & List” link on
• Wednesdays - GR 3, 12:15 - 3:15 p.m. the Club’s home page.
• Thursdays - GR 3, 9 a.m. - noon CyberCenter Lab: The CyberCenter
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Computer Lab is located in the Activities waltz, and western swing to pre-recorded music. Couples and singles welcome. Ice and water
Center and is open from 9 a.m. until noon on are provided. Please bring your own beverages and snacks. Guests are welcome. Membership
Mondays and Fridays; 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on is $12 per person. For a membership application or more information, contact Sandy Arico
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays; and at firstname.lastname@example.org or check the website at http://www.sctxca.org/suncity/clubs-
10 a.m. until noon on Saturday. Stop by and groups/sites/ctrywest/,
check it out. Visitors welcome!
Media Conversion Program: The Creative Clay and China
Computer Club’s Media Conversion Program Contact: Sandy Grattan, 868-6979, or email: email@example.com
will teach you how to convert your slides, The Creative Clay and China Club ofﬁcers for 2009 were elected at our Novem-
photos, 8mm movie ﬁlm, video tapes, LP ber luncheon. Congratulations to our new ofﬁcers: Jamie Haymes, President; Ginny
records, audio cassettes or reel to reel audio Hillendahl, Vice President; Linda Rainsdon, Secretary; Mo Rutledge, Treasurer;
tape to digital format on CDs or DVDs. You and Nancy Dubbs, Director.
will then be able to enjoy and share your We are eagerly awaiting the opening of our new studios. New projects and
treasured items because they will be easy to classes are being planned for 2009, for Kid’s Camp, and the 2009 Craft Fair. So – get
access. Conversion equipment and training ready to join the members of the Creative Clay and China Club when our studios reopen.
Join the Club or Renew Your Mem- Dance and Drill
bership: Residents may now join or renew at Sun City Georgettes: New members contact Ann Foley at 864-3484, e-mail
the CyberCenter Lab paying by check or cash. firstname.lastname@example.org, or drop by at any Monday practice. Come and
Visit the Club’s Web site for details. join the fun. Practice is held every Monday from 10:30 a.m. – noon in the
Volunteers Needed: Volunteers are Fitness Center. If your group or organization would like to schedule the
needed in the following areas - Lab Monitors, Georgettes for a performance, contact Diane Feagin at 868-6852 or e-mail
Classroom assistants, Social Committee. Also email@example.com.
needed are volunteers with applicable skills Tap Dancing: Contact: Meredith Chiles 868-1391 or Marijean
and experience to serve as Training Class Schindler 869-4857. Super exercise, monster fun, and so
Instructors and as Mentors. For information many great people! Sessions are held every Wednesday
please use the “Volunteer Interest Form” un- in the Atrium. Beginner class at 1 p.m., Intermediate 1
der the Forms Menu on the Club Web site. class at 2 p.m., Intermediate 11 class at 3 p.m., Advanced
class at 4 p.m.
Country Line Dancing 2nd Chance Dance: Contact: Meredith Chiles 868-1391. Join us and
Wednesdays at 2, 3, and 4 p.m., SCB experience the joy of music and dance. This free form dance exercise class for
Contact: Janet Douglas, 868-0416, or visit seniors will help you become and/or stay ﬁt. Every Thursday in the Atrium:
the club’s website via the web portal, Level 1 class at 1 p.m., Level ll class at 2 p.m., Level lll class at 3 p.m.
www.sctxca.org. Clogging: Happy Feet Cloggers meet every Friday, 9 a.m. - noon, in the Activities Center
The Country Line Dance Club’s objec- Atrium. A new beginner’s class will start on Friday, January 9, at 9 a.m.. Come try the fun of
tives are to provide opportunities for members this low-impact dancing and meet our friendly group. For questions, contact Victoria Summy
to learn and to dance country line dances, to at 512-635-5782.
encourage fellowship and friendship among
members, and to encourage exercise by way Dominoes and Table Games
of dancing. Contact: Laurie Hauss, 868-7297 or visit the club’s website via the web portal,
Three levels of dance instruction are pro- www.sctxca.org
vided to members for a yearly fee of $12 per Mondays 7 p.m. Hand and Foot, GR 3
person. Classes are held in the Social Center Tuesdays 9 a.m. Cribbage and Mah Jongg, GR 1/2
Ballroom on Wednesday afternoons: Level I 10 a.m. Mah Jongg lessons, GR 1/2
at 2 p.m., Level II at 3 p.m., and Level III at 10:30 a.m. Poker Group, GR 3
4 p.m. Residents, with or without prior dance 1 p.m. 42 and 84 Dominoes, Mah Jongg, GR 1/2
experience, are welcome to attend twice be- 7 p.m. Canasta and Pinochle, GR 1, 2, 3
fore joining. Instructions for selected dances Wednesdays 7 p.m. Liverpool Rummy, GR 1/2
begin on the ﬁrst Wednesday of each month Thursdays 6 p.m. Poker Group, GR 3
- that is the best time for interested residents 7 p.m. 42 and 84 Dominoes, Poker, GR 3
to start their visits. 7 p.m. Dart Club, GR 3
Club membership forms and additional Fridays 7 p.m. Table Games (Mexican Train, Pegs and
information are available at class sessions. Jokers, Dominoes, Your Choice, GR 1/2/3
Saturdays 9 a.m. Cribbage, GR 3
Country Western Dance 10:30 a.m. Poker Group, GR 3
Friday, January 16, 7 p.m., SCB 1 p.m. 42 and 84 Dominoes, Mah Jongg, and Poker, GR 3
Contact: Sandy Arico, 868-0740 or email Happy New Year! Make a New Year’s commitment to check out the Dominoes and Table
firstname.lastname@example.org Games Club. The membership fees are $6 per person per calendar year. Membership entitles
Monthly dances provide traditional you to participate in all of the activities listed above. All activities are for drop-ins except for
country western dancing from 7-10 p.m. in Tuesday night (Pennies from Heaven Canasta.) If you want to play Canasta, you need to call
the Ballroom. Rhythms are 2-step, polka, the number listed above for further information. If you are unfamiliar with the rules, come
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elry. Drop in and get more information. For SIG information, contact
and learn. Beginners are always welcome!
Pegs and Jokers has become a popular board game at our Friday DeLyce Ruyle at 869-2616 or Roberta Mitchell at 868-1553.
night game. The joker reigns supreme in this game of luck and simple Embellishment – 3rd, 4th and 5th Wednesdays, 9 a .m .- Noon.
strategy. The game uses playing cards to determine how many spaces Embellishment is combining with Sewing on a trial basis. During
to move the pegs around the board. It is a race to get your pegs around the remodeling of the studio, most of the meetings are scheduled at
the board and into the home space ﬁrst. Just when your peg is near The Oaks. Regular members of the group will be emailed about each
home, your opponent plays a joker and sends you all the way back to meeting. Visitors and new members should call Jan Swanda for loca-
start! It is fun even though it is sometimes frustrating. It’s all part of tion. For more information, contact Jan Swanda at 868-5854, or Pat
the game. Come and try it! You may get hooked! Stroup at 869-8557.
Machine Embroidery – 1st Fridays, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. During
Eagles Boosters the remodeling of the studio, all meeting are scheduled at The Oaks.
Contact: Peggy Rouh, 864-0725 There will be help in design placement, combination, etc. Members
Supporting High School Athletics
should bring their embroidery machines to work on individual proj-
Girls’ and boys’ basketball teams at Georgetown
ects. For information, contact Carol Sheler at 863-2358, or Phyllis
High School are in full swing and are looking forward to successful
Burr at 864-9078.
winning seasons. SC Eagles Boosters are strong supporters of these
teams and make a strong presence in the stands with their block of Needlework - Members have voted to disband.
“blue”. Night Owl Stitchers - Monday evenings 7 p.m. No meetings
All residents are invited to become part of this group that supports for this group are scheduled until the new studio is completed. Some
these athletes for a bit of refreshing high school excitement. members may get together in individual homes to work on their own
Support the efforts of these young athletes and join other Boosters projects. Would you like to learn to knit? You are invited to join our
for these games. group. For information, call Jacque Linklater at 864-3674.
(Free admission to all Basketball games) Quilting - Wednesdays, 1 – 4 p m., and 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Fri-
days, 9:30 a.m. During the remodeling of the studio, all meetings are
The girls’ home games are: The boys’ home games are:
January 2 Leander January 6 Westwood scheduled at The Oaks. The Quilters enjoy a different program every
January 9 Stony Point January 16 Vista Ridge Wednesday. See the Arts & Crafts Calendar for dates and scheduled
January 23 Round Rock January 20 Cedar Park projects. For information, call Nancy Dirkes at 868-5178, or Karen
January 27 McNeil Chapman at 863-0636.
January 30 Leander Rubber Stamping - 1st and 3rd Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. - Noon.
During the remodeling of the studio, meetings are scheduled at The
Don’t want to make that evening drive? Ride the “yellow bus” Oaks and the Texas Room in the SCB. See the Arts & Crafts Calendar
with other Boosters. Each bus trip will cost $3; or, you may purchase for dates and scheduled projects. For information, call Carole Barker
a BUS SEASON PASS to either all girls’ games OR all boys’ games at 864-1444, or Roberta Mitchell at 868-1553.
for only $25. Get a bus pass to ALL home games for $40 - WHAT A Rug Hooking - 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 9 a.m. - Noon. During the
DEAL! Buses will leave Sparky’s at 6 p.m. for all games. The basketball remodeling of the studio, meetings are scheduled at The Oaks. Come
season will continue through early March. visit if you are interested in learning about the art of traditional rug
If you wish to purchase a BUS SEASON PASS, please contact
hooking. For information, call Paula Cooney at 868-6432, or T.K.
Peggy Rouh, at 864-0725.
All residents of Sun City are invited to join this enthusiastic group.
Call Peggy (864-0725) today to ﬁnd out more about the Boosters. Scrapbooking - 2nd, 3rd and 4th Saturdays, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. All
GO EAGLES! levels of scrapbookers are welcome to visit and join. For information,
contact Marilyn Hooks at 868-2537.
Fabric and Fiber Sewing – 3rd, 4th, and 5th Wednesdays, 9 a.m. – Noon. Sewing is
Monday, January 19, 1 p.m., AC, MR 1/2 combining with Embellishment on a trial basis. Clothing construction
Contact: Marlene Armstrong, 868-3870 is the emphasis of the SIG at this time. Each week, new techniques are
Groups are meeting in various locations around Sun City demonstrated. No sewing machines or machine orientation are avail-
while the Fabric & Fiber Studio is closed. For further able until new Studio is opened. For information, call Vi Holmberg
information on any of the group meeting locations, at 868-5889 or Pat Stroup at 869-8557.
check the crafts calendar section of the Sun Rays, the Sit and Stitch – Mondays, 10 a.m. - Noon. During the remodeling
club website, or call the SIG leader. of the studio, meetings are scheduled at The Oaks. This is an informal
Appliqué, Hand - 1st and 2nd Wednesdays, 9:30 group, and the door is open to all Fabric and Fiber members and visi-
a.m. - Noon. During the remodeling of the studio, meet- tors interested in any form of hand stitchery, knitting, crocheting, or
ings are scheduled at The Oaks. We are working from an even hand mending. For information, call Sue Driscoll at 744-7420,
appliqué book with many small quilts or you may work on your own or Nancy Roll at 864-0046.
project. For information, contact Vi Holmberg at 868-5889. Spinning and Weaving - Two Thursdays a month, 1 - 4 p.m. Dur-
Beading – Tuesdays, 1 - 4 p.m. During the remodeling of the ing the remodeling of the studio, meetings are scheduled in individual
studio, meetings are scheduled at The Oaks and the Activities Center. homes. Contact SIG leaders for location. Beginners are welcome.
Check the Arts & Crafts Calendar for speciﬁc meeting locations. Bead- Create your own yarn from raw or prepared ﬁber. Weave your own
ing road trips to Austin and Fredericksburg are planned. A variety of fabric from your hand spun or purchased yarn. For information, call
classes are planned from seed beading projects to wire wrapped jew- Nancy DeVries at 863-6807, or Sally Gelbaugh at 869-1192.
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Contact: Judith Harries, 868-1707, or
FRENCH—SIG Director, Marcia Fuhr,
email@example.com or 819-0888.
Beginners French for Travelers may be
offered again in 2009. For more information,
contact David Kirk at firstname.lastname@example.org
Intermediate French is currently open
to intermediate speakers. It emphasizes con-
versational French, vocabulary building, and
grammar. Wednesdays, 1:30-3 p.m., Activi-
ties Center, Meeting Room 3. Jan. 7 and 14,
21, and 28. Please note the change in time.
For more information, contact Diane Cook-
Lee, email@example.com or 868-2038,
or Marcia Fuhr.
Website: Les Frenchies de Sun City
at www.sctxfrenchies.wordpress.com is the
website for Le Cercle Francais.
HEBREW—SIG Director, Lea Kraus,
firstname.lastname@example.org or 869-7645.
Conversational Hebrew is held weekly on
Wednesdays, Activities Center Conference
Room at 11 a.m. Please note the change
GERMAN—SIG Director, Peter Illing,
email@example.com, 868-1496. The Ger-
man SIG has groups on two levels, meeting
on Thursdays from 1 - 2:30 p.m. Please note
the change of meeting days.
ITALIAN—SIG Director, Gloria Daniel, in January. This group will be limited to 10-12 would like an opportunity to review each
Glozdaniel2000@yahoo.com, 864-2497. The members who have a pretty fair background in tense and practice using Spanish. Wednes-
Italian SIG meets the ﬁrst and third Tues- Spanish and wish to retain their hard earned days, 12:30-2:30 p.m.
day of each month at 2 p.m. at the Activity ability. A different subject will be discussed We will offer several levels of Begin-
Center. each week and very little English will be spo- ning Spanish classes in 2009. Please choose
SPANISH—SIG Director, Maureen ken. The day and time will be set after interest only one, as we are limited in space.
Granlund, firstname.lastname@example.org, 864- in the group is determined. Membership in Spanish First Steps--a 5-week very
1369. the Language Club is required. Contact Joe simple introductory class, meeting Thursday
Website: Log on to the SCTX web site, B. Bennett, email@example.com, or afternoons, 4-5:30 p.m. Contact Beth Carter,
click on Clubs & Interest Groups; Foreign call 869-4584, cell: 818-0652. Also, contact 686-4658, or email bethcar@suddenlink.
Language; then, below the SIG circles, click Maureen Granlund, SIG Director, or Helen net.
on Spanish SIG. You will ﬁnd the Foreign Taylor, 868-9071, firstname.lastname@example.org Survivalist Spanish—no grammar,
Language Club membership application form, for information on other conversation groups meeting Tuesdays from 9 - 11 a.m. Contact
information on classes being offered and oth- at varying levels. Kay Walker, 864-2874, klwalker@suddenlink.
ers to come. Please call or email the listed Spanish Book Group—This group net.
teacher for more information. meets for coffee and conversation, discuss- Basic Beginning Spanish—covers
BienVenidos Social Group—A Span- ing Spanish books or current articles from the basics and everyday situations, meeting
ish wine tasting will be held on January 10. Hispanic countries. Contact Mab Turpin at Thursdays from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Con-
Call Maureen Granlund to be added to the 868-1594 or email@example.com. tact Sandy Goodman, 868-3453, or email
waiting list. We continue to meet casually Current Classes: Contact Judy Harries, firstname.lastname@example.org.
at the restaurant “Mariachis de Jalisco” ev- email@example.com, 868-1707, or the contact Conversational Spanish, for begin-
ery other Thursday (when the live Mariachi named, for classes ners, meeting Mondays, 12:30-2:30 p.m.
Band plays), 7-9 p.m. If you are interested Advanced Beginning Spanish, for those Contact Lety Whitley, 863-4635, or email
in joining us, please contact Fran Lefkowitz, who have had some Spanish and are comfort- firstname.lastname@example.org. Read more about all of
930-8180, email@example.com, or Maureen able with the present tense. Tuesdays, 4 - 6 these classes on our micro-site (see above).
Granlund, SIG Director. p.m. Review the present tense, learn all the We are also looking for people who
Conversation Groups— There will be other tenses, and practice using Spanish. are interested in Spanish Cooking Classes,
a new weekly conversational Spanish group Spanish Practice and Review is for which we will try to present in 2009 (contact
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Judy Harries), and those interested in forming groups to watch and
HAWKS - Horseshoes and Washers
Tuesday, January 6, 3 p.m., at the Courts
discuss the telenovela Destinos (contact Maureen Granlund). Join our Contact: Curt Burson, 240-4347
Spanish SIG for information about upcoming talks and presentations Our new ofﬁcers will be installed at our January
in Spanish. Also, tutoring is available on a limited basis to Spanish meeting, and other business will be discussed, as re-
students. quired. The annual Christmas party in December was
a big success and enjoyed by all who participated. The
Garden HAWKS would like to extend a warm welcome to all
Tuesday, January 20, 1 p.m., ACA residents of Sun City to come and join us for fun and
Contact: President Jeannette Stubbs, 868- games on any Tuesday or Thursday at 1 p.m.
6867, or firstname.lastname@example.org
Join the Garden Club for their 2009 adventures! Come be a guest Hiking http://sctxca.org/suncity/clubs-groups/sites/hiking
at the Garden Club and see what we are all about. New and experienced Tuesday, January 6, 1 p.m., ACA
gardeners alike will enjoy meeting fellow gardener, and you will learn Contact: Paul Mack, 868-3422 or email@example.com
from the interesting speakers scheduled throughout the year. You need Hiking Club Activities for this month include the following:
no gardening skills to join, and we will help address any gardening Thursday, January 1, Lake Georgetown, New
problems you encounter. We’re looking forward to a wonderful year Year’s Party
– “Come Grow With Us” is our theme for 2009. Friday, January 9, Mystery Hike
Guest Speaker – Heather Brewer Thursday, January 15, Sun City Trail
Heather Brewer, Urban Forrester with Georgetown Parks and Friday, January 23, Canyon of the Eagles
Recreation, will be our speaker for the January meeting. Heather will Monday, January 26, Granger Lake
discuss the best trees to plant in our area, their size, shape, foliage color, Wednesday, January 28, Lake Georgetown
fertilization, and care. Bring any questions that you have regarding the Hikes are open to members and guests; reservations are generally
trees now in your yard or ones you are thinking of planting. not needed; however, all hikers must follow the guidelines set forth
for each hike that pertain to boots, water, and equipment. Please visit
Yard of the Month the website shown above for details.
Ed and Sharon Bradshaw
534 Dove Hollow Trail (N28) Horticulture/Sun City Gardens
Tuesday, January 27, 1 p.m., ACA
Contact: President: Margaret Seals 863-4127 or email
firstname.lastname@example.org Membership: Janice Sisney,
240-44546 or email@example.com
For Sun City gardeners, the winter months are spent harvesting
wonderful greens, winter squashes, broccoli, Brussels Sprouts and
cauliﬂower, and looking through seed catalogs in anticipation of spring.
We are always looking ahead to the next season, and invite you to
join us in planting a spring garden. It is time to pay Club dues and
garden bed rentals, and to have your name placed on our waiting list
for a garden bed if you are a newcomer. We are also planning ahead
to enhance the rest areas of our garden with new landscaping. Please
join us at our January meeting to hear Wayne Rhoden, President of the
Williamson County Master Gardeners Association, discuss butterﬂy
January’s Yard of the Month belongs to the Bradshaws, who gardens; and then, come join us as we build one this spring!
moved to Sun City three years ago from Round Rock. Sharon is in
charge of designing their yard and beds. Important to the success Hunting and Fishing
of their landscape is the use of Milorginate, an organic time release
Tuesday, January 13, 2 p.m., SCB
fertilizer, for the lawn and beds.
Membership. If you are interested in hunt-
A raised circular bed on the front left of their yard features a large
ing, ﬁshing, sport shooting, archery, and/or other
multi-trunked Red Oak tree surrounded with four Gulf Muhly grass
similar types of outdoor activities, then you should
plants. In front of the Gulf Muhly are Fountain Grass plants. Deep
join the Sun City Hunting and Fishing Club.
red Snapdragons are in a small, drop-down ﬂower bed. Along the
Dues for the year are $12 per person, or $20 for
front patio extension are six Nandinas with three Japanese Barberry
two members from the same household. To join,
bushes in front of them. Closer to the driveway, in season, are purple
contact our Membership Director, Randy Gehr, 863-4100, or email
Mums, yellow Lantana, and a large Bottle Brush bush. Under the
front window is a hedge of Purple Plum Delight. In front of the hedge
Next Meeting. Our ﬁrst monthly meeting of the new year will be
are three Dwarf Yaupons and Purple Fountain Grass.
held in the SC Ballroom on January 13, from 2 - 4 p.m. The program
The beds on the right of the driveway are ﬁlled with River Rock
will consist of our new ofﬁcers and directors reviewing their plans for
and feature Red Yuccas, Society Garlic, and Mundo Grass. Along the
this year’s Club activities. We will also be collecting dues for renew-
right side of the house, the beds have several Mexican Sage plants.
ing members. Don’t miss this ﬁrst opportunity to begin planning your
There are two large pots of Asparagus Ferns on the patio. Very
calendar for the year and to socialize with other Club members.
nice landscaping lights complete this beautiful yard.
Projects. The Lake Georgetown project is scheduled again on
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January 15. We will be working with Steve Magnelia, ﬁsheries biolo-
gist with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, his staff, and the
Corps of Engineers staff at Lake Georgetown to cut down cedar trees,
bind them up, and drop them in the lake at strategic points selected by
Steve to create ﬁsh attracting structure. Contact Projects Director, Jim
Grier, 869-2627, or email firstname.lastname@example.org or project coordinator,
Bill Mateja, 863-7273, or email slmatejaﬂ@aol.com.
Fishing. Our Fishing Director, Bill Salam, and his coordinators
are working on next year’s schedule. We will have guided trips for
bass, crappie, and catﬁsh at local area lakes and various salt water
trips planned for Club members. Check the Club’s website for more
Hunting. If you want to participate in Club hunting opportunities,
Jerry Hardner, Hunting Director, 864-9959, or jhardner@suddenlink.
net, is the person to contact. Also, hog hunting is available year
round on the Club lease at San Saba, Texas. Get in touch with David
DeVillez, 869-7818, or email email@example.com, for information.
Sport Shooting. On the second and fourth Thursdays of each
month, Club members get together for skeet/trap shooting events at Fort
Hood in Killeen, Texas. Shoots this month are scheduled for January 8
and January 22. The Fort Hood club is also available to Club members
every Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday. For more information about
weapon and vehicle registration, contact Bill Sandusky, (512) 639-
0913, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
On the ﬁrst and third Wednesdays of each month, Club members
target shoot at Eagle Peak Range in Leander, Texas. Shoots this month
are scheduled for January 7 and January 21. Hank Michel, 868-1648,
email@example.com, can provide details.
If you are interested in black powder shooting, contact Larry
Maltz, 869-7003, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fly ﬁshing. If you are interested in ﬂy ﬁshing, contact Ron Bing-
man, 931-0088, or email CBTrout@msn.com.
Archery. If you are interested in archery, contact Walter Barton,
863-8723, or email email@example.com.
Club website. Visit the Hunting and Fishing Club’s website at
www.sctxca.org for more details about any of our activities.
Tuesday, January 20, 11 a.m., ACA
Contact: Charles Echard (VP and Program Chair) at
868-2341 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or Rick Rowder (Trea-
sure) at 819-0977 or email email@example.com.
The Investment Education Club will have a live online demonstra-
tion of using the online tools and services of the investment ﬁrm Wells
Fargo/AG Edwards. The online presentation and demonstration will
give you an idea of what the various screens looks like, the security
of using the website, information that can be obtained on the site, how
to research a stock or bond, how to place trades, etc.
Everyone is welcome to all events, and membership dues are only
$5. For additional information, contact Charles Echard (Pres) at 868-
2341 or email firstname.lastname@example.org ; or Rick Rowder (Treasurer)
at 819-0977 or email email@example.com.
Wednesday and Saturday, 1 - 4 p.m.
Thursday, 6:30 - 9:30 p.m., AC, GR 1/2
Contact: Judy Kazmier, 868-6529
Mah Jongg has become quite the popular game in Sun City, Texas!
If you are interested in joining this fun group, contact Judy Kazmier,
868-6529, or come by the game room at the listed times and you will
be given all the information.
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Tuesday, January 20, 2:30 p.m., SCB
Contact: Dorothy Warner, President, at 868-8036, or e-mail:
Bald Eagles: Winter Visitors to Central Texas
There is a population of bald eagles that typically
spend the winter in Central Texas, preferring high bluffs
and trees along upper Lake Buchanan and the Colorado
River that provide them with places to roost and watch
for ﬁsh. Charles Tischler, Naturalist and coordinator of
the Central Texas Bald Eagle Count, will speak about
his 30 years observing, studying, and counting these bald eagles every
fall. He will also talk about the need for establishing a protective cor-
ridor for them along rivers.
Special Interest Groups Photography Club members display their Sixth Street Field Trip win-
ASTRONOMY: SIG chairman - Hank Haliasz, 863-9851. The ning photographs at a post-ﬁeld trip peer review and critique session.
Astronomy SIG will meet on Monday, January 26, at 7 p.m. in Meet- The winners are, from left: Back row - Chris Meyer, Tom Ommen, Larry
ing Rooms 1 and 2 of the Activities Center. Our program will be Turney, Linda Chubb, Sherry McRae, Ron Addison, Joyce Wans, Char-
presented by Joe Bennett on the topic of Luminosity, which will be lie Byers, Marlene Sloan and Randall Best. Front - Barbara Wilder,
very illuminating (no pun intended!). Also, to help you plan in ad- Ruby Pecot and Holly Moore. (photo by Buddy Lerch, using Barbara
vance, mark your calendars for February 23, when Tom Skinner will Wilder’s camera)
speak on the life cycle of stars. Then, in March, Judit Gyorgyey Ries,
a Research Associate at the University of Texas/McDonald Observa- leash facility. Help with the planning and execution and make your
tory, will present a talk on Cosmic Dodge Ball - Earth vs Asteroids. four-legged friend a charter member.
In April, Dr. Sarah Salviander of the University of Texas Astronomy Membership Applications may be requested by calling Robin
Department, will do a presentation on Galaxies and Black Holes. So, Pearlstein at 868-8298, or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, Dues
a very exciting winter and spring are planned for the Astronomy SIG. are $12 per person/$15 per household for 2009 calendar year. Each
Watch the Sun Rays for further information on these and other exciting member of the household must complete an application. The applica-
upcoming programs. tion must have your correct CA badge number.
AMPHIBIANS AND REPTILES: SIG chairman - Dick Wool- The Georgetown Animal shelter is always in need of old towels and
heater, 868-5573. There will be no meeting in January. Please continue blankets, as well as old newspapers. Contact Nancy Sutton and Sandy
to report amphibians. Arico for information on how to get these items to the Shelter.
BIRDING: SIG Chairmen - Norm Ford 868-0098 and Ed Rozen- REMINDER: The City of Georgetown and Sun City Texas have
burg 869-7303. The Birding SIG will not meet in January. Bird Walks: leash laws. All pets must be on leash when outside the owner’s home,
Thursday, January 8, and Wednesday, January 21. Meet at LHPP at whether in your neighborhood, on Sun City or Del Webb Boulevards or
8:30 a.m. Weather permitting, on January 21, we will drive to Camp on trails. Also, it is not only the law but considerate of your neighbors
Tejas for a bird walk. We are planning a birding outing to the Rio to pick up after your pet.
Grande Valley for the ﬁrst week in March. We will be looking for
birds such as Chachalaca, Green Jay, Altimara Oriole, Least Grebe, Photography
and many others. Tuesday, January 6, 9 a.m., ACA
BUTTERFLIES: For help in identifying butterﬂies or possible Website: www.sctxphotographyclub.org/
butterﬂy walks, contact Bob Brewer at email@example.com, or call Contact: Jim Bilbro, President, email firstname.lastname@example.org
864-3417. The “focus” of the newly-chartered Photography
NATIVE PLANTS: Native Plant Walk, January 27. Meet at Club of Sun City is to provide a means for resident mem-
Berry Creek Trailhead at 8:30 a.m. to walk Blue Heron Trail. Contact bers to be the best photographers they can be, regardless
Lynn Mann at email@example.com, or call 863-9988. of their level of expertise. This goal is accomplished
ROCKHOUNDS: SIG chairperson - Rochelle Margolis, 864- through instruction, hands-on photographic technique,
0334. SIG meeting on Tuesday, January 13, at 4 p.m. in Meeting and experimentation in a fun and challenging learning
Room 3 in the Activities Center. Topic to be announced. and sharing environment.
Our January meeting will have a short program about Tim Grey
Pets and his “Digital Darkroom” emails, photography articles, and books.
Contact: Robin Pearlstein, 868-8298 or email Club activities include ﬁeld trips, showings, and competitions.
firstname.lastname@example.org. Instruction includes monthly programs, presented by accomplished
Saturday, January 10, Pet Meet-Up, Georgetown Bark Park, 10 a.m. photographers from the club and elsewhere, classes and workshops.
Monday, March 9, Quarterly Meeting, 10 a.m., AC, MR 3 Members take photographs of a speciﬁc subject monthly and the
Dog Lovers – Cat Lovers – Bird Lovers – Exotic Lovers - Come resulting images are digitally projected for review and constructive
share your love for all animals with the Pet Club. Don’t currently have criticism at the monthly meetings. The Subject of the Month photo
a pet? No matter. If you love animals, come join us. We especially, topic for January is “Frame the Subject,” using elements of the scene
have members and friends who would like to meet others who have to draw the viewer to the subject.
and love cats. There are SIGs within the club that meet separately, including
SUN CITY DOG PARK - We’re getting our own fenced, off- novice, nature, portrait, photo editing, competitions, and others --
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whatever special interests members have.
Guests and prospective members are invited and are always
welcome to monthly meetings. Everyone is urged to wear their Sun
City nametags to activities. To see what we’re up to, “Zoom” onto
our website above.
Thursday, January 22, at Dale’s Essenhaus in Walburg
Contact: President – Al Largent – email@example.com or 864-7815.
Please make reservations before January 16
for the January lunch meeting to firstname.lastname@example.org
or 864-7815. Let’s start the New Year right by
having a great meeting.
Ofﬁcers for 2009: Al Largent, President;
Sene Willis, Vice President; Linda Largent, Secretary; Susan Han-
Future meeting date:
We will meet next month on February 19. Check the WEB site
or the February Sun Rays for location.
Scheduled 2009 trips:
April 13 - 18 – Washington County, Texas birthplace, Bush Library
Wagon masters – Mike and Lee Hammond
April 29 – May 3 – Jefferson, TX Pilgrimage
Wagon Masters - Charles and Debbie Lepeard
August 10 – September 18 - Niagara Falls, Quebec, Newfound-
land, Nova Scotia, Washington D.C.
Wagon masters – Frank and Libby Harrigan
August 3 - 17 – Colorado Springs
Wagon Masters - Larry and Jan Steen
October 14 – 19 - Tyler Rose Festival
Wagon masters – Larry and Sene Willis
October 25 – 31 - Port Aransas with day trips to Rockport and
Corpus Christi; Wagon masters – Don and Carol Shelby Dulcimers-SIG of Singers
RV Web Master – Art Schmitt –Visit our site on the Sun City Contact: Jeanne Lubey, 864-3459, or email email@example.com.
CA web portal - www.sctxca.org. On the portal Home page, left Dulcimers Beneﬁt Concert
panel, click on “Clubs & Interest Groups” then on “RV” in the list in After encouragement by audience members from
the right panel. Members, please take a minute and ﬁll out the “RV last year’s concert, we will present a second concert on
Rig Survey Form” on the website. Sunday, February 15, at 7 p.m. To better accommodate
2009 Annual dues: Annual dues are $12 per rig – bring to the our enthusiastic audience, The Worship Place Congrega-
lunch meeting or mail to Susan Hannah, 137 Trail of the Flowers, tion has generously donated their church (468 person seating capacity)
Georgetown, TX 78633, payable to SCTRV Club. Applications are for our concert location. Mark your calendars, folks! We’ll play lots
available on the web site, or from Susan, or at the lunch meetings. of old American favorites and a few new tunes for your enjoyment.
contact President – Al Largent – firstname.lastname@example.org or 864-7815. Our concert will beneﬁt the Caring Place Food Bank. Please bring as
much non-perishable food as you can carry, or just write a check to
Singers “The Caring Place Food Bank.” The need is great in these uncertain
Contact: Bob Kissner, 863-6504, or email email@example.com.
The Sun City Singers are going “A Little Bit Country” You may even want to discover the dulcimer experience on a more
for their 2009 Spring Concert to be performed April 22 and personal level. If you have ever wanted to play an instrument or feel the
23. The spring season will begin on January 6, with the rush of making music with a group, this club is for you!! We meet in
rehearsal scheduled to start at 7 p.m. The chorus, under the Activities Center, in Rooms 3 & 4, on Tuesday evenings, 6:30 - 8:30
the direction of Dick Anderson, meets regularly on Tuesday evenings and Saturday mornings from 10:30 – 12. Free lessons will be offered
in the Social Center Ballroom. New members are invited to visit for in January. Please contact Jeanne Lubey for more information.
the ﬁrst two rehearsals, and new members, for this season, cannot be
accepted after January 13. Requirements include a love of singing, Softball (Sr. Slo-Pitch)
regular attendance, and $10 annual dues. Come and join us in this Contact: Roger Groh, 864-2431 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
“singsational” experience. The weekly game is on Wednesdays beginning at 1 p.m. Some
players start showing up after 12:30 to warm-up. We play at the
Georgetown Recreation Softball Fields, across from the VFW hall on
How come we choose from just two people to run College Ave. in San Gabriel Park. Come on out and see what’s going
for president and 50 for Miss America? ~Author Unknown Continued on next page
Sun City Texas • January 2009 31
Continued from previous page email is sent giving course and tee times. All teams are drawn random-
on. You just might want to join in on the fun! ly. We collect $2 for the kitty and ask all players to be there 30 minutes
Sr. Slo-pitch softball is for fun and exercise. It is for all ages and before the ﬁrst tee. If you have any questions, contact Mike Furman at
skill levels of SCT men and women. We use Sr. rules that are designed 240-5712 or cell 512-745- 5508, or email@example.com or Carolyn
to try to prevent injuries. There is no sliding into a base, base runners Bodnar at 869-7343 or cell 636-346- 6272, or firstname.lastname@example.org
are encouraged to overrun all bases so they can only be forced out like GAMES
at ﬁrst base, and there is almost no tagging allowed. We also allow Games - Make plans to join your Solos friends for a round of
pinch runners for those with bad wheels. games from 1-4 p.m. on the following days in January:
Come on out and join us in our growth as amenity improvements January 02 – Bunco
progress with the new Sun City Softball Complex that will be built January 09 – Canasta
on Sun City Boulevard out near Tx 195. The Complex is scheduled January 16 – Dominoes
for completion in late 2009. The Club is open to all SCT residents. January 23 – Bridge
Annual dues are $12. January 30 – Bunco
All games are played in the Activities Center. If you do not know
Solos how to play, someone will teach you (no bridge instruction). It is
Contact: Patti Stinson, Membership Chair, 868-2360, or e-mail informal, just show up and play. For information, contact Claudeen
email@example.com Dowell at 864-1762, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Solos is a group of Sun City Residents, most of whom are single, Mah Jongg – To date, we have three groups that play Mah Jongg.
but with a liberal sprinkling of married couples in the mix. We would If you are interested in being a sub in these groups, forming another
like you to join us. Prospective members are invited to attend club group or taking lessons, please contact Debara Bedford, 864-1458, or
functions three times to check us out. email@example.com
CULTURAL ACTIVITIES OTHER
Book Club - If you are interested in joining a group, contact Spontaneous – Have you ever wanted to take in a movie, have a
Paula Cooney at 868-6432 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more in- few people over for some chili and watch a football game, play cards
formation. or a board game, meet at a restaurant, take a day trip, play tennis, golf?
Broadway Musicals -We are collecting this month for the Broad- The list goes on. You have called a few friends and no takers. Where
way Musical “Avenue Q.” Watch for details in the Solos newsletter. do you go from there? What if there were a list of Solos to call who
We have two buses going to “Legally Blond” on February 8. Be at have also expressed an interest in the activity of your choice? Your
the Social Center by 6 p.m. Contact: Pat Fenno at 864-0150 or email chances of ﬁnding the right person or persons are now greatly expanded
at - email@example.com. and your day or evening plans could easily become a reality. HOW
DINING ETC ABOUT IT? If you are interested in this concept, please contact Karen
Dinners Out – Meets the last Tuesday of the month - January 27. Bryant, firstname.lastname@example.org, or 240-5985.
Meet in the tennis court parking lot to share rides to the designated SOCIAL
restaurant. For a reservtion, contact Woncie Duellman at 863-2050 Thirsty Thursday - Beginning Thursday, January 8, and every
or email@example.com Thursday thereafter, Solos will gather to socialize, meet new friends
Lunch Bunch – Meets the third Friday of the month - January 16. and enjoy old ones at The Oaks from 5 – 6:30 p.m., BYOB and
Meet in the tennis court parking lot to share rides. Contact: Barbara snacks, and join in for a fun time. Please wear your name tags for
Yule, 563-5110 or firstname.lastname@example.org. name recognition.
Men’s Group - Meets the second Tuesday of each month at 5:30 New Members – Applications for 2009 membership are now
p.m. We will be at Sparky’s on January 13. Contact: Don French, available. These applications are located on the Sun City website, www.
864-0297, or email at email@example.com sctxca.org, at the City Market, or can be sent to you electronically.
Men’s Breakfast and Kaffee Klatch - City Market is the place If you wish to join, you may submit your application, along with $20
to gather at 8:30 a.m. on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month for for the 2009 year, to Patti Stinson, 109 Bass Street. If you have any
breakfast, coffee, or just to talk. (We will not meet on January 1.) questions or need further information, please contact Patti at 868-2360
Contact: Gearl Koonce at 869-4585, or firstname.lastname@example.org. or email@example.com.
Wine Tasting - Join a wine tasting group and have some fun as As you can see, Solos is a club of Sun City folk who enjoy getting
you learn about wines. Meetings are in the homes of members. Contact together and making friends. Come join in!
Nancy Zolondek at 864-9586, or email at ﬂ1012fb@suddenlink.net.
SPORTS ACTIVITIES Stained Glass
Bowling - Play days are the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month Tuesday, January 13, 3 p.m., The Oaks
at Mel’s Lanes in Georgetown. This month, the dates are January 8 Contact: Mike McCoy, President, 868-9374, or email
and 22. Open to all Solos, bowling starts promptly at 10 a.m. so plan firstname.lastname@example.org
to be there by 9:45 for signup, shoes, and ball selection. Price is $3 The Studio is still closed for expansion. We will be sending an
for shoes and $6 for 2 games. Contact person is Phil Jones at 868- ofﬁcial email when we have been told we can occupy the studio. The
0879 or email@example.com. If you want to bowl, contact Phil before new ofﬁcers for the 2009 year are: Mike McCoy, President; Ellie Ma-
each session at least 2 days prior to the scheduled date so that he can zur, Vice-President; Bob Daawson, Treasurer; and Jackie Clugston,
reserve the required number of lanes. Secretary. Please thank them for serving a second term. For more
Golf Scramble - Play days are the second Saturday and last information, or if you have any questions, call Mike McCoy, President,
Wednesday of the month, late afternoon. The next play dates are Janu- 868-9374, or E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
ary 10 and 28. Emails will be sent to those on the golf list at least 10
days before play to remind players to sign up. The day before play, an
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Square and Round Dance Club
The Sun City Sundancers dance every Monday evening. All square
and round dancers who live in Sun City are welcome.
Square Dance Schedule – Mondays, January 5, 12, 19, and 26
in the Social Center Ballroom.
Basic and Mainstream Lessons 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Mainstream Workshop 6:30-7:00 p.m.
Square Dance 7:00-9:30 p.m.
Round Dancing Between Tips
Round Dance Schedule – We dance on Sundays in the Fitness
Center. However, we will only be dancing two Sundays in January.
There will be dancing on January 11 and 18, but we will not be danc-
ing January 4 or 25.
Beginning Class 4:15-6:00 p.m.
Advanced and Intermediate 6:00-7:45 p.m.
For information on square dancing call:
Lynn Smith – 864-2079 www.sctxvisualartsclub.org
Carl or Bonnie Bone – 863-0087 Studio phone: 864-1901
Bob or Doris Hankamer – 864-1442 Alan Dawes, President, 863-7372
Dan Sheehan or Nancy Smith - 863-7591
Larry or Trudy Woody - 864-7990 No Monthly meeting.
For information on round dancing call: New Classes in 2009
Bob Lynn – 864-3435 Two VAC artists are offering new classes. Pat Hillcoat is looking
for “beginning painters” to take her Acrylics Class that starts January
Tennis Association http://www.sctxca.org/suncity/clubs- 7. Judy Ommen will test your creativity with a Collage class geared
groups/sites/tennis/ (our new website) for all levels from beginning to advanced artists. This class starts
Contact: Nancy Sutton, 864-9454, or email email@example.com January 5. Come to the Studio, read our Newsletter, or log on to our
To become a member of SCTTA, please provide website to see all the new classes. Sign up now! We welcome and
your name, address, phone number, and email address, encourage new members to take classes.
plus $12 annual fee (per person) to treasurer, Greg Violet Nicklen, Featured Artist – January
McIlhaney, 119 Sunﬂower , Georgetown, TX 78633. Our featured artist for January
Members receive regular email communications. Mem- is Violet M. Nicklen, who moved
bers are also eligible to sign up for leagues and attend social events. to Sun City in September 2007, and
Check the bulletin board at the courts for current information. quickly became an active artist in
Since sign-up dates for the leagues vary, contact the appropriate the Visual Arts Club and the Wil-
chairperson for each league listed below (all are doubles tennis, all are liamson County Art Guild. Violet
appropriate for any level of play, and subs are always needed): began exploring the arts in the late
Tuesday afternoon Women’s League - Sally Winslow (869-2826) 1970s while in the United States
Monday morning Women’s League - Sally Winslow (869-2826) Air Force. After 32 years of active
Thursday morning Women’s League – Sally Winslow (869-2826) service, she can now concentrate on
Tuesday morning Men’s League – Ted Koziell (869-7653) her true passion – art. Over the years, she has
Wednesday morning Men’s League - Ted Koziell (869-7653) studied with several U.S. and international art-
Thursday afternoon Men’s League – Ted Koziell (869-7653) ists, both stateside and overseas. Her art stud-
Social Tennis – All residents, visitors and guests are welcome ies continued in the mediums of copper relief,
on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. and Fridays from sculpture and plaster casting, tole painting,
8:30 – 10 a.m. (Times are subject to change; check our website for cur- ceramics, graphite/color pencil drawing, oils,
rent times). Social tennis is for players of all levels. Three courts are two-dimensional design acrylic, printmaking,
reserved for those who show up to play on Mondays and Wednesdays. and watercolor.
Two courts are available on Fridays. Matches are formed as players She has displayed her work at Sun City,
arrive and court assignments vary after four games are played. Down the Alley Bistro, Sparky’s, The George-
The courts are OPEN to all residents and their guests except for town Library, Framers Gallery, and Patel Eye Care.
those times reserved for League and Social tennis, as stated above. Studio Activities and Dues: Dues are $12 per year and may be
Residents may sign up for a court at 5 p.m. each day prior to the day paid at any time. The VAC Studio is open every Tuesday and Thursday
of the desired play. The sign – up sheet is located on the bulletin board so members may work on their own projects. Check the Workshop
at the courts. Notebook in the Studio or the Event Calendar on our website for
A social event is planned several times each year, generally upcoming classes.
scheduled for Friday or Saturday late afternoons. Themes vary and
often meals are planned in conjunction with mixed doubles matches.
Call Mimi Micucci (863-9691) for current information.
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Speaking of newsletters, any member or prospective member
WGA 9 Hole Group www.sctwga.com should send their latest email address to firstname.lastname@example.org to update
All Sun City lady golfers are welcome to join the 9 Hole Group. the club distribution list.
The membership application is on the web site and also in the Legacy
Hills Pro Shop which is the location of the “sign-up” sheet. Regular
play day is Tuesday, and the deadline to sign-up is the Thursday prior. http://zoomers.sctx.org
A monthly meeting is held at the Legacy Park Pavilion on the 2nd
Tuesday immediately following play. All members are encouraged A VERY social club, whose members enjoy a wide variety of
to attend, even if not playing that day. exciting and fun activities.
It’s time to pay dues--$40—for 2009. On these chilly mornings, Our newsletter is available via email and our Zoomers website at
be sure to check with the pro shop for a possible frost delay. Check the http://www.sctxca.org/suncity/clubs-groups/sites/zoomers/. Zoomers
web site for your schedule and call the pro shop if you need to cancel help other members by printing a copy of the newsletter for friends
play. Tournament co-chairs Jami Dewees, Ellen Etherege, and Judy who do not have email.
Johnson have set up the Tuesday schedule for the year. New 2009 Zoomers Executive Board: President - Chub Meeker;
Vice President - Joe Sunbarger; Secretary – Vicki Gahlbeck; Social
SCTWGA 18-Hole Group www.sctxca.org – Diane Wolchik; Treasurer - Dave Wilks; Membership/Hospitality
The Sun City Texas Women’s Golf Association invites all women – Barbara Council; Sports – Dave Ritchey; ZOE (Zoomers Outside
residents of Sun City to join us for lots of fun play days, tournaments, Events) - Marshall Pearlstein; Communications - Nancy Snow; ZIE
and camaraderie. We play every Tuesday and alternate between the (Zoomers Inside Events) – Kelly Lockhart; Webmaster - Pat Hillcoat
three courses. For more information, visit our web page on the Sun Thanks to each board member, committee member, and volunteer
City Web Portal, or contact our membership chair, Earline Parks at who tirelessly worked behind the scenes in 2008 to ensure the success
863-9277. of each event.
We had an organized play day with the 9-Hole Women’s Golf As- Social Activities
sociation on November 10, followed by a get-together at the Pavilion. Zoomers offers numerous social activities to members! Be sure
A fun time was had by all. to email Diane Wolchik, Social Activities Chair, to be put on the wait
We held our annual Aces Tournament on November 18 at the list for current or future opportunities (dwolchik@@verizon.net)
Legacy Hills golf course. Winners are as follows: GROUPS CLOSE OUT QUICKLY!
Aces Champion – Myrna Paulson The men’s get together is each ﬁrst and third Monday at 4 p.m. at
Flight 1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place 4th Place Sparky’s. Contact George Hampton at email@example.com.
1 Pam Teachout Susan Schroeder Kathy Harrison Ladies’ lunch is the ﬁrst Monday of the month. Please honor our
2 Kathy Samuelson Carolyn Bell Tommie Herzik 48-hour cancellation policy. Our coordinator is Annette Bell. Contact
3 Shirley Bacon Irmengard Beckett Cookie Dalton Ree Wilson her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
4 Anne Hunter Barbara Gilbert Susan Horne Ernie Gharis Gals on the Town meets the second Tuesday of the month.
5 Barbara Berry Merlene Kouba Winona Anderson Connie Main
Different gathering spots, come and go and pay as you go. We are
6 Peggy Campbell Pat Brewer
currently looking for a coordinator for this activity.
Congratulations to Myrna and all the other winners. At this time, membership is closed to the Friday Movie Buffs
Woodworkers groups, but there are openings in the Tuesday group. Contact Loraine
Miller at 869-8293 or email@example.com for information. If
Woodshop phone: 868-9663 (temporarily disconnected)
you would like to be part of the new Movie Buffs group that is cur-
Woodshop hours: Closed during expansion rently being formed, contact Corinne LaLiberte at corobby@msn.
Board Meeting: Wednesday, January 14, 9 a.m., AC, MR 3 com or 686-1516.
Annual Membership meeting: Thursday, January 15, 9:30 am, A moviegoers group is open on ﬁrst come, ﬁrst served basis.
AC, GR 3 Contact Judy Ball for information at firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Bill Thornton, (email@example.com), 864-2380 Zoomers has six existing women’s book clubs. Contact Bon-
Web Site: http://www.sctxwoodshop.com/ nie Boorman at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have an interest. A
New officers and board members have been new evening group has formed. Diane Wolchik has information at
elected for 2009: President, Bill Thornton; Vice Presi- email@example.com.
dent, Dick Gelbaugh; Secretary, Tom Dodds; Treasurer, If you are interested in joining a men’s book club, which meets on
Bob Freeman; Past President, Roy McDonald; Board the 4th Thursday at 7 p.m., contact Duane Hostetter at dshoss@yahoo.
Members, Paul Allen, George McGowan, Vern Sisney, com.
Don VanWassehnova, Dave Young. Our monthly dineout is the last Monday of the month. We go
The Woodshop is nearing completion on a major expansion and to many of the area restaurants to enjoy the food and the camaraderie.
renovation and should be reopening early in 2009. Our website www. Contact Dan or Nancy Strayer at 864-0942.
sctxwoodshop.com will have the latest news concerning the progress The Restaurant Explorers group experiences the ﬁne restaurants
(including photographs) and projected reopening date, so visit us online in Austin. Dick Puig can give you information about this at 512-635-
for the latest update. 2815 or 512-635-3457.
In anticipation of reopening the Woodshop, the club will be of- Zoomers Wine Tasting Groups are at capacity! Contact Diane
fering Safety and Orientation classes for prospective new members as Wolchik at firstname.lastname@example.org for formation of AN INTEREST-
soon as possible after the reopening. Visit our website http://www. ING TWIST FOR A new group!
sctxwoodshop.com/membership.htm to get more information on re- Wine Connoisseurs: This Bi-Monthly group investigates and
quirements for new members and dates/times for these classes. learns about wine. Little emphasis is placed on food. Contact Emily
34 January 2009 • Sun City Texas sdf www.sctxca.org
LaFrance at email@example.com.
Beer Tasting: Bi-monthly to learn about the wonderful beers of
the world. It is lots of great fun!
Group 1: Contact Ray Welch at firstname.lastname@example.org to
be put on the wait list.
Group 2: There are currently openings in the second group. Con-
tact Janet Earle at email@example.com
BOWLING LEAGUE: Bowling is BIG with Zoomers! We need
a substitute list and will start a new winter league in January. League
play is on Wednesdays from 4 - 6 p.m. and lasts for 12 weeks. Contact
Diane Wolchik at firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
We also have bridge and Mah Jongg groups. Bridge groups are
full, but you may contact Diane Wolchik at email@example.com about
forming new groups or getting on a waiting list. If you are interested
in Mah Jong, contact Karen Dobrowolski at dkdobrowolski@verizon.
net, about Group 1, which meets on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Thursdays.
Luise Dyke at firstname.lastname@example.org can tell you about Group 2,
which meets on the 2nd and 4th Mondays.
We gather periodically for Social Bocce, Horseshoes & Washers,
and Tennis. If you would like to participate in any of these activities,
get in touch with Dave Ritchey at 686-1656.
ZOE - Zoomers Outside Events
There are various Zoomers Outside Events (ZOE) planned for the
upcoming months. Events planned in 2009 include a 7-day Galveston
Cruise (2/8/09-2/15/09). For more information on Zoomers Events
Outside Of Sun City, contact Marshall Pearlstein at 868-8298.
ZIE - Zoomers Inside Events
Zoomers Inside Events (ZIE) literally kicks off its 2009 season on
Sunday, February 1, with the annual big game-watching event, SUPER
BOWL XLII. Activities begin at 4 p.m., with choice of three football
pools. Game day festivities get underway shortly after 5 p.m., and a
delicious buffet dinner will be served between 6 and 7 p.m. For those
“football wives” who would rather play a good game of Bridge, Mah
Jongg, Canasta, Mexican Train, etc., there will be tables set aside for
these purposes. And you can bring your own game of choice--legal,
of course! Iced tea, water, coffee, and Zoomers’ “liquid refreshments”
will be available and/or you may BYOB! More details available in the
monthly Zoomer E-Newsletter.
Other 2009 ZIE activities planned for the spring are: Mardi Gras
Dance, 2/24; St. Patrick’s Day, 3/17; “Rock Around the Clock”-Sock
Hop, 5/3; and plans are underway for the months of April and June. You
don’t want to miss one of these fun events, so watch your E-News for
details on cost, date reservations begin/close, and where check is to be
paid. Most of the ZIE events sell out quickly, so don’t procrastinate!
Following the Super Bowl, Kelly Lockhart, ZIE Chair for 2009,
and her committee will assume responsibility for all ZIE events.
Dues are $12 per person annually. For new members, dues are $6
if joining after June 30. Renewing members pay a full year’s dues no
matter when they renew during the year. 2009 RENEWING members
will pay $10, if renewing by January 31, and NEW members will pay
$12. All 2008 members renewing after January 31 will be considered
a new member and will have to pay the $12. 2008 members will be
dropped from the roll on February 1 and will no longer receive emails.
To download a membership application and obtain additional infor-
mation, go to the Zoomers homepage at http://www.sctxca.org/sunc-
ity/clubs-groups/sites/zoomers/. Submit your application to Barbara
Council, 128 Trail of the Flowers (N12) or call 868-8067. There is a
Zoomers box on the front porch Visit the Zoomers website for all the
latest pictures of recent fun events.
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January Arts & Crafts Calendar
Fabric and Fiber
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We Take Major Credit Cards
5820 Williams Dr. • 5.8 Mi. West of I-35
Our Lifetime Termite Warranty
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Loving Care Pet Sitting
No Kennels! - No Cages!
Bonded & Insured Your Home or Mine
Serving Sun City since 1998
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Proposed New Andice Baptist Church
A Growing Family Church
For You and Yours!
Turn right on HWY 2338
(Williams Drive) and take a short
drive to Andice. Turn left and we
are on the right.
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Worship 10:55 a.m. & 6 p.m.
Bible Study Wed. 7 p.m.
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Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Friends of the
Library 9 am
Landscaped Sun City Democrats
Maintained Homes 9:30 am, ACA
10 am, AC, MR 3/4
Year! Line Dancing 2 pm, FC Messiah Sing Along
4 pm, SCB
News & Views
Every Monday and Tuesday,
11 am, 2 and 6 pm, Tickets go on sale for
Channel 79 All CA facilities January.
When you see this logo next to an event, it means Articles due for
that event will be broadcast live on Channel 79. closed except golf February Sun Rays
Trans Siberian News & Views News & Views Covenants 9 am, SCB
Orchestra 11 am, 2, 6 & 8 pm 11 am, 2, 6 & 8 pm 9 am, CR Board of Emergency
Depart VCPL 2 pm New Amenities Are See January 5 Directors Management
Coming! Workshop 9 am, AC, MR 3/4
Quintessential Duo SC Kiwanis
Sax Ensemble & 10 am, SCB 1 pm, SCB Line Dancing
Woodwind Quintent 2 pm, FC
2 pm, SCB Rotary Noon, SCB
Modiﬁcations Ken Ragsdale
8:30 am, French Rm Orchestra Dance
Chartered Clubs 7 pm, SCB
(non sports) Havurah Shalom
2 pm, AC, MR 1 7:30 pm, ACA
News & Views Wiewel Estate Communications 7:30 am Friends of the Library 55 Alive
11 am, 2, 6 & 8 pm Planning Seminar 9:30 am, CR 9 am 8:30 am, AC, MR 1/2
New Interest Groups 9 am, FR Modiﬁcations
Merrill Lynch 8:30 am, FR Line Dancing
Activities with Kristin SC Kiwanis Investment Seminar
SCARS Emergency Plan 2 pm, FC
10 am, SCB 10 am, ACA Chartered Club
Alaska Travel Seminar Ofﬁcers Training Voice of Aggie Land
News & Views Georgetown Area 9 am, SCB Depart VCPL 4:30 pm
12:30 pm, AC, MR 1/2 11 am, 2, 6 & 8 pm Republican Women
Ladies Alaska Seminar See January 12 11:30 am, SCB Being Human Fitness
Knights of 2 pm, AC, MR 1/2 Lecture 2 pm, SCB
Columbus Bingo Rotary Noon, SCB Special Projects Wildlife 4 pm, CR
6 pm, SCB Golf Comm Mtg P&G 1:30, AC, MR 1/2 2:30 pm, CR
3 pm, AC, MR 1 Austin First Financial
Seminar, 5:30 pm, FR
Nuts & Bolts Modiﬁcations
Seminar, 8:30 am, FR
55 Alive News & Views 8:30 am, FR Emergency Mgt
12:30 pm, AC, 11 am, 2, 6 & 8 pm Travel Associates 9 am, AC, MR 3/4
MR 1/2 Celebrate Our Seminar New Homeowner Board of Audio/Visual Equip
Heritage...Brits 10 am, ACA Orientation Directors Meeting Training for Club Ofﬁcers
SCARS Emergency Plan SC Kiwanis 8:45 am, SCB 8:30 am, SCB 9 am, SCB
Animal Shelter 10 am, SCB Line Dancing
Sports Comm Mtg News & Views Neighborhood Reps 2 pm, FC
11:30 am, CR 11 am, 2, 6 & 8 pm 10 am, ACA Greg Caldwell and
Cooper Graci Tax See January 19 Code West Dance
Update Seminar Finance 1 pm, AC, 7 pm, SCB
6 pm, The Oaks MR 1/2 Havurah Shalom
Rotary Noon, SCB 7:30 pm, ACA
News & Views Special Projects Modiﬁcations Vanishing Texas River
11 am, 2, 6 & 8 pm Wachovia Seminar 2:30 pm, CR 8:30 am, FR Cruise
Spotlight 8:30 am, FR Depart VCPL 7 am
Georgetown Symphony SC Kiwanis 10 am, SCB Beleza Med Spa
Society “Pops Concert” Activities with Kristin News & Views Skin Care Seminar
Depart VCPL 2:45 pm Pattern Dance Club
5 pm, FR
11 am, 2, 6 & 8 pm
Knights of See January 26
Columbus Bingo Rotary Noon, SCB
6 pm, SCB P&G 1:30, AC, MR 1/2
S&W Carpal Tunnel
3:30 pm, SCB
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Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Bocce Bocce Bocce
8am/1pm, BC 8am/1pm, BC 8am/1pm, BC
Hiking Dulcimers, 10 am
Lake Georgetown, Social Tennis AC, MR 3 & 4
Key to Abbreviations New Year’s Party 8:30 - 10 am
AC Activities Center CTS Tennis Courts SCB SC Ballroom HAWKS Cloggers
ACA AC Atrium FC Fitness Center SCCR SC Conference Room 1:30 pm, HC 9 am - Noon, ACA
ACR AC Conf Rm FR French Room VMP Veterans Memorial Plaza
GR1,2,or 3 AC Game Rms HC Horseshoe Courts VAS Visual Arts Studio Happy New Solos Bunco
MR1,2,3,4 AC Mtg Rm
BC Bocce Courts
Social Center Library
Legacy Hills Golf Course
Village Center Parking Lot
White Wing Golf Course
Year! 1 pm, AC
CC CyberCenter LHPP Legacy Hills Pavilion WS Wood Shop All CA facilities
CR CA Conference Room SC Social Center WSCR WS Conf. Room
closed except golf
Bocce Bocce Bocce Bocce Bocce Bocce
8am/1pm, BC 8am/1pm, BC
8am/1pm, BC 8am/1pm, BC 8am/1pm, BC 8am/1pm, BC
Georgettes Photography Softball 1 pm, Bird Walk Social Tennis
10:30 am, FC 9 am, ACA Gtwn Softball Fields 8:30 am, LHPP 8:30 - 10 am Aviation
Tap Dancers Hiking - Mystery Hike 9 am, ACA
Computer Hiking 1 pm, ACA HAWKS 1:30 pm, HC
1 pm, SCB 1, 2, 3, & 4 pm, ACA Cloggers
HAWKS 1:30 pm, HC Country Line Dancers 2nd Chance Dancers 9 am - Noon, ACA Pet Meet-Up
Actors & Theatre 2, 3, and 4 pm, SCB 1, 2, and 3 pm, ACA Solos Canasta 10 am, Gtwn Bark Park
Arts Guild Bus Mtg Dulcimers 6:30 pm 1 pm, AC
3 pm, SCB AC, MR 3 & 4 Social Tennis 6:30 pm
SCARS Alternative Healing Dulcimers 10 am
Social Tennis 6:30 pm Singers 7 pm, SCB 7 pm, AC, MR 1 & Wellness AC, MR 3 & 4
Square Dancers Solos Thirsty Thursday 1 pm, ACA
Ballroom Dance Effective Treatments
7 pm, SCB 7 pm, SCB 5 pm, The Oaks
Bocce Bocce Bocce Bocce Bocce Bocce
8am/1pm, BC 8am/1pm, BC 8am/1pm, BC
8am/1pm, BC 8am/1pm, BC 8am/1pm, BC
Georgettes HAWKS 1:30 pm, HC Woodworkers Bd Hiking Social Tennis
10:30 am, FC Mtg 9 am, AC, MR 3 Sun City Trail 8:30 - 10 am
Hunting & Fishing Woodworkers Dulcimers 10 am
Computer Annual 2 pm, SCB Softball 1 pm, 9:30 am, AC, GR 3 Cloggers AC, MR 3 & 4
Meeting/Luncheon Stained Glass Gtwn Softball Fields 9 am - Noon, ACA
11:30 a.m., SCB HAWKS
3 pm, The Oaks Tap Dancers 1:30 pm, HC Solos Dominoes
Social Tennis Rock Hounds 1, 2, 3, & 4 pm, ACA 2nd Chance Dancers 1 pm, AC
6:30 pm 4 pm, AC, MR 3 1, 2, and 3 pm, ACA
Round Dancers Country Line Dancers Photography Country Western
Square Dancers Dulcimers 6:30 pm 2, 3, and 4 pm, SCB 1:30 pm, AC, MR 3/4 Dance 7 pm, SCB
6 pm, FC 7 pm, SCB AC, MR 3 & 4
Social Tennis 6:30 pm Solos Thirsty Thursday
Singers 7 pm, SCB 5 pm, The Oaks
Bocce Bocce Bocce Bocce Bocce Bocce
8am/1pm, BC 8am/1pm, BC 8am/1pm, BC 8am/1pm, BC 8am/1pm, BC 8am/1pm, BC
Georgettes Garden Bird Walk RV
10:30 am, FC 1 pm, ACA 8:30 am, LHPP Dale’s Essenhaus Hiking Dulcimers 10 am
Computer 1 pm, SCB Canyon of the Eagles AC, MR 3 & 4
HAWKS Softball 1 pm, 2nd Chance Dancers
Fabric and Fiber 1:30 pm, HC Gtwn Softball Fields 1, 2, and 3 pm, ACA Social Tennis
1 pm, AC, MR 1/2 8:30 - 10 am
Actors & Theatre Nature Tap Dancers
2:30 pm, SCB 1, 2, 3, & 4 pm, ACA Cloggers
Arts Guild Workshop 9 am - Noon, ACA
3 pm, SCB Dulcimers 6:30 pm Country Line Dancers
6 pm, FC Social Tennis 6:30 pm AC, MR 3 & 4 2, 3, and 4 pm, SCB Solos Thirsty Thursday Solos Bridge
5 pm, The Oaks 1 pm, AC
Square Dancers Singers 7 pm, SCB Social Tennis 6:30 pm
7 pm, SCB
Bocce Bocce Bocce Bocce Bocce Bocce
8am/1pm, BC 8am/1pm, BC 8am/1pm, BC 8am/1pm, BC 8am/1pm, BC 8am/1pm, BC
Hiking Native Plant Walk Hiking Computer New Social Tennis
Granger Lake 8:30 am, Berry Creek Lake Georgetown Member Reception 8:30 - 10 am Dulcimers 10 am
Georgettes Trailhead 10 am, ACA AC, MR 3 & 4
10:30 am, FC Softball 1 pm, Cloggers
Horticulture Gtwn Softball Fields 2nd Chance Dancers 9 am - Noon, ACA
Computer 1 pm, ACA 1, 2, and 3 pm, ACA
1 pm, SCB Tap Dancers Solos Bunco
HAWKS 1, 2, 3, & 4 pm, ACA 1 pm, AC
Social Tennis 6:30 pm 1:30 pm, HC
Square Dancers Country Line Dancers
7 pm, SCB Dulcimers 6:30 pm 2, 3, and 4 pm, SCB
AC, MR 3 & 4 Solos Thirsty Thursday
Astronomy Social Tennis 6:30 pm 5 pm, The Oaks
7 pm, AC, MR 1 Singers 7 pm, SCB
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Pro Shop Staff
Neil Etter, PGA A-4 - Director of Golf
Lee Matthews, PGA A-1,
Head Golf Professional
John Kaestner - PGA Apprentice,
Assistant Golf Pro
Josh Lockhart, PGA Apprentice,
Assistant Golf Pro
Gary Bayer, PGA Apprentice
Assistant Golf Pro
Pro Shop Attendants
Sheila Diller, Pro Shop Manager
Paul Thornton, Data/Tech Manager
Important Tee Time Policy Notice Lyle Arends, Suzan Aronson,
Rob Bookheim, Les Carter, Bob Frost,
The new 9 hole play policy is now in • Players booked for all other times will Charlotte King, Michael Marrs,
effect. It is important to note changes from be charged for 18 holes. It will be the play- John Sokolowski
the past. er’s responsibility to know the designated Player Services
• Chelsea does accept 9 hole tee time courses and times for 9 hole play. Harvey Carter, Doug Wills
Frank Church, Greg Enterline
requests. • If you are assigned an 18 hole tee time Harold Monroney, Rex Neely
• All those requests will be placed on and only plan to play 9 for a time designated Bill Saum, Mike Tracy, Mickey Wilson
the course designated for 9 hole play for that for 18 hole play call the Pro Shop immediately Mike Pevoto, Charles De Sa, Matt Forson,
day. to be moved to a 9 hole tee time. Ron Conrad, Jim Allen, Ed Clendenin
• All courses will be available for 9 hole • Again Chelsea has this capability during Golf Lessons
play after 3:00 every day. your request process. (Independent Contractor)
Example Week: Hours and Contacts
Golf Shop Opens 6:30 a.m.
First Tee Time 7:30 a.m.
Practice Range Opens 6:30 a.m.
Practice Range Closes 5:30 p.m.
Balls given out until 5 p.m. daily
Pro Shop Closes 5:30 p.m.
Legacy Hills Golf Club - 864-1222
White Wing Golf Club - 864-1244
Cowan Creek Golf Club - 864-1111
Tee Time System - 864-3901 or
Home on the Range at Legacy Hills
Wednesday, 11 a.m.
January 7 - Short Irons
January 14 - Long Irons
Handicap Committee News January 21 - Drivers/Woods
GHIN Handicap System January 28 - No Clinic
Submitted by LaNell Bilbro Short Game Hall of Fame, WW
S un City Golf Club subscribes to the GHIN (Golf Handicap & Information Network)
through its association with TGA (Texas Golf Association). This allows for players
to post scores at each clubhouse and via the Internet and receive a Handicap Index. The
Thursday, 11 a.m.
January 1 - No Clinic
January 8 - Putting
purpose of the USGA Handicap System is to make the game of golf more enjoyable January 15 - Chipping
by enabling players of different abilities to compete on an equitable basis. The System January 22 - Pitching
disregards high scores that bear little relation to a player’s potential ability and promotes January 29 - No Clinic
continuity by making a Handicap Index continuous form one year to the next. A Handicap Call to register 24 hours in advance
Index indicates a player’s skill and is a number taken to one decimal place, e.g., 10.4. Cost - $10 pp, 10 person limit
A Handicap Index compares a player’s scoring ability to the scoring ability of a scratch Don’t miss the Ladies 9-Hole Clinic at
golfer on a course of standard difﬁculty. A Handicap Index is computed from no more than 9:30 a.m., 1st and 3rd Wednesdays at
20 scores plus any eligible tournament scores. Two basic premises underlie the USGA White Wing.Contact Elaine Cielo or Lee
Handicap System, namely that each player will try to make the best score at every hole in Matthews for details.
every round, regardless of where the round is played, and that the player will post every Chelsea Note:
acceptable round for peer review. The player and the player’s Handicap Committee have
joint responsibility for adhering to these premises. The Chelsea internet address is
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WHITE WING/LEGACY HILLS TEACHING STAFF
MGA News (Call to schedule an appointment)
NEIL ETTER 864-1242 JOHN KAESTNER 864-1258
Submitted by Bob Young / MGA President
J anuary 1 marks the beginning of the new MGA year. If you
haven’t renewed your membership, please do so before the end of
LEE MATTHEWS 864-1241 JOSH LOCKHART 864-1257
the month. Dues are $15 for the year and applications for renewing
and ﬁrst-time members are available in the Legacy Hills Pro shop.
You must be a paid member to participate in a Wednesday MGA
play day events and in addition, have a current GHIN handicap.
The MGA sponsors a weekly game for 18 & 9 hole golfers
on each Wednesday with a different game format each week. Ad- WHITE WING
ditionally, there are (5) major tournaments held throughout the year. 11/10/08 Tom Ledbetter #17 ACE, 172 yds
We invite all Sun City men golfers to join the MGA and participate Witnesses: Dan McKeon, Mike Pender, Scott Johnson
with your fellow neighbors in Sun City promoting good fellowship 11/12/08 Bob St. Pierre #1 Eagle
and sportsmanship in playing golf. Sign up for the weekly play day Witnesses: Bob Young, Bob Herwig, Bill Stocking
is at Legacy Hills Pro Shop on the Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 11/20/08 Ken Buerkle #14 Eagle
before the next Wednesday game. Witnesses: Gary McCarthy, Bob Crandall, Glen Rudd
We also urge you to visit the MGA Web Site at www.sctxca. 12/1/08 Ege Reichert #3 Eagle
org/suncity/clubs-groups/sites/mga/index.html, where you will ﬁnd Witnesses: Terri Pender, Wendy D’Entremont, Ginger
valuable information about the MGA, including Calendars, Tee Harshman
Times, Winners and other useful information. 12/3/08 Ron Conrad #14 Eagle
As your 2009 president, I welcome your comments and sug- Witnesses: Louis Steele, Phil Baker
gestions on making your Men’s Golf Association the best it can be
for Sun City golfers. Please contact me anytime. LEGACY HILLS
Bob Young (email@example.com) 11/6/08 Paul Allen #2 Eagle
MGA President Witnesses: Mike Strahl, Barry Nickerson
11/6/08 Barbara Berry #12 ACE, 107 yds
Witnesses: Eve Bayless, Ree Wilson, JoAnn Muir
J A N U A RY S C H E D U L E O F E V E N T S 11/6/08 Roger Danley #16 ACE, 158 yds
Witnesses: Jim Fisk, Hal Townsend, Bob Elam
11/17/08 Steve Poege #3 Eagle
MGA - 9-HOLE SCHEDULE OF EVENTS Witnesses: Tom Gappmayer, Bobby Lockwood,
January 7 4 Man, 3-2-1 Balls Net, WW/FB
January 14 4 Man, 3-2-1 Balls Net, WW/FB COWAN CREEK
January 21 4 Man, 2 Best Balls Net, LH/FB 11/9/08 Andrew Green #14 Eagle
January 28 4 Man, 2 Best Balls Net, LH/FB Witnesses: Denny Osha, Reagan Melanson, Ron Wood
11/10/08 John Johnson #14 Eagle
Witnesses: Fella Kerr, Ron Romanowski, Pat Hooper
MGA - 18-HOLE SCHEDULE OF EVENTS 11/20/08 Pat Sweeney #9 Eagle
Witnesses: James Ellison, Bill Allshouse, Jerry Hobbs
January 7 Individual Low Net, Flighted, CC
January 14 4 Man Scramble, Flighted, LH 11/17/08 Neil Morris #9 Eagle
Witnesses: Will & Lynn Chapman, Sue Morris
January 21 2 Man, 1 Best Ball Net, WW
11/26/08 Jeff Mougel #9 Eagle
January 28 ABCD 4-Man, 1-2-3 Balls Net, CC Witness: Mark Lozono
11/26/08 Patrick O’Brien #7 Eagle
WGA - 9-HOLE SCHEDULE OF EVENTS Witnesses: James Von der Vellen, David & Matt O’Brien
January 6 Low Gross/Low Net/Low Putts, WW/F, 11:30 am 11/27/08 Tim Ramsey #14 Eagle
Witnesses: Jerry Ramsey, Mark Readmon, Derek Diddmon
January 13 Tee to Green Only, Less 1/2 hdcp, LH/FB, 8 am
11/28/08 Joe Gilbert #17 Eagle
MEETING Witnesses: Chuck Flower, Dick Clark, Bob Minor
January 20 Even Holes + All Putts, LH/B, 11:30 am
11/28/08 Ken Wilkerson #6 Eagle
January 27 Step Aside Scramble, WW/F, 11:30 am Witness: Anthony Bloodworth, Carlos Ortiz, Cameron
WGA - 18-HOLE SCHEDULE OF EVENTS 11/28/08 Mike McCarthy #2 ACE, 153 yds
Witnesses: Bobby Jones, Bob Elam, Perk Perkins
January 6 Odd/Even, minus 1/2 hdcp, CC, 8 am 12/2/08 Mark Mills #3 Eagle
MEETING FOLLOWS PLAY Witnesses: Richard BEthel, Bill Jeffries, Richard Brunson
January 13 Double Ts/Ace Qualiﬁer, CC, 8 am 12/3/08 Larry Ludowese #16 ACE, 155 yds
January 20 Double Ts/Low Gross/Low Net, WW, 8 am Witnesses: Chuck Flower, Dick Clark, Bob Minor
January 27 Double Ts/Nassau, LH, 8 am Congratulations to all!
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Arthritis Foundation Aquatic Program Starts in January
tarting in January, the Fitness Center will Aqua Lite on MWF at 6:50 a.m. and Twinges
offer a new recreational water exercise and Hinges Tu/Th at 10:30 a.m.
program designed for those living with arthri- Class leaders, Louise Anderson and Judy
tis, rheumatic disease or related musculosk- Pouncey, recently completed the Arthritis
eletal conditions as well as sedentary adults Foundation Leader Certiﬁcation workshop.
who are generally de-conditioned. The Ar- Both currently teach water exercise classes
thritis Foundation Aquatic Program includes at the ﬁtness center.
exercises to improve the participant’s overall The class will be held Monday, Wednes-
function and performance of daily tasks, mo- day and Friday from 2 - 3 p.m. beginning
bility, gait, independence, ﬂexibility, balance Monday, January 12. Preregistration is
and coordination. This class is an addition required and will be held the prior week on
to the other aqua classes of lower intensity Monday, Wednesday, and Friday (January 5,
which are designed to help participants im- 7, and 9) at 2 p.m. The charge for each class
prove quality of life with physical challenges: will be one Fun Pass (blue ticket).
Dance Lessons Country Western
Happy New Year! Get ready for new Dance Lessons
Caroline (care•o•line) dance steps and patterns in 2009! Winter sessions for dance lessons at the
Rosenbaum January 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th Fitness Center begin January 7. The 6-week for-
Fitness Director 6:00 p.m. Country Western 2-Step mat JB and Gregory are instructing has been a
7:00 p.m. Ballroom “Fox Trot” huge success. Lessons will be each Wednesday
for 6 weeks at both beginner and intermediate
Hours of Operation February 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th
6:00 p.m. Country Western 2-Step levels. Only $40 per person for each session!
Week Days 7:00 p.m. Ballroom “Waltz” Sign up at the Fitness Center Front Desk.
6 a.m. to 9 p.m. March 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th Session One Dates:
Weekends 6:00 p.m. Country Western 2-Step January 7, 14, 21, 28 & February 4, 11
Saturday: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. 7:00 p.m. Ballroom “Rumba” Country Western 2-Step
Sunday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sign up at the Fitness Center Front Desk. 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Beginning Level
$20 per person/per session for 4 weeks. 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Intermediate C/W 2-Step
Outdoor Pool Hours Classes held in the Aerobic Room. Session Two Dates:
May - September
Open ‘til 9 p.m., weather permitting Dance for a Lifetime March 4, 11, 18, 25 & April 1, 8
Register now for Swing Dance Lessons 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Nite-Club 2-Step
KIDS‛ Splash Hours at the Fitness Center. On Tuesdays at 6 p.m.,
For Kids Ages 4-15 years learn new steps for Single Count Swing and
at 7 p.m., dance to new moves for West Coast
Sun City Fitness Center
October through March
1 - 3 pm Daily, Indoor Pool Swing. John Malone and Ragan will help you Motivation Lecture
get ﬁt while you’re having fun. $40/person/
“BEING human: Intellectual,
New Resident Fitness session. Singles and couples are welcome!
Spiritual, AND Physical”
Orientation (Required): Jazzercize Open House by Assistant Professor of Kinesiology at
Tuesday at 6:45 p.m., Tuesday January 6…register at 3 p.m. for
New Time! Thursday at 2 p.m. Southwestern University:
a FREE Jazzercize Lite class starting at 3:15.
New Time! Sunday at 1 p.m. Jim Shelton, Ph.D. (Sport Psychology),
No need to register ahead of time. Come for giveaways and snacks and fun. Reg-
ister for EFT, a monthly pass, and get January M.Ed. (Sport Management)
New members are required to
attend Orientation prior to using the FREE! Questions? Email Kimberly Hughes Thursday, January 15
Fitness Center or the swimming pools. at Kimberly.Hughes@yahoo.com or visit the 2 p.m. • Sun City Ballroom
Fitness Center Information Line website at www.gtownjazz.com. Purchase your $1 ticket at the
864-1172 Welcome, Marnie Marx! CA ofﬁce.
Pool and hot tub closings, class cancella- Marnie is a seasoned Topics will include:
tions, inclement weather, and other pertinent land instructor with a back- • How to Begin an Exercise Program
information updated throughout each day.
ground as a professional • What to DO • Different Body Types
dancer with the Houston Bal- • How Women and Men View
let. She is an ACE certiﬁed Their Bodies
Mr. Etiquette personal trainer and teaches
Don’t forget to use the paper • What it Means to be Human
Pilates and indoor cycling
towels & anti-bacterial spray on • The History of the “Education
at several gyms in Georgetown. She is now
the equipment after using. The amphibious, as she is USWFA certiﬁed and Through the Physical” Debate
ﬂu bug will be looking for victims. delivers the workout that you need in the M/ • Continuing an Exercise Program
Remember, Mr. Etiquette is watching. W/F Aqua conditioning at 8 a.m. Welcome, Over a Lifetime
Marnie, to the SCTX Fitness Center Team!!
Check out the Fitness Center on the Portal: Go to www.sctxca.org, click on the Site Index to the left, then click on Fitness Center.
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January Health Nuts -
John and Ann Stratman by Linda Vandebrake
J ohn and Ann moved to Sun City two years ago from Southern Indiana.
After looking at numerous retirement communities, the outstanding
Fitness Center, availability of pleasant places to walk, and good back
roads for biking were all factors which made Sun City Texas an excellent
choice for their relocation.
John and Ann have been married for 26 years. They met on a
backpack trip in the Bear Tooth Mountains in Montana and decided to
get married while on a white water canoe trip in Northern Quebec. Ann
was an elementary teacher in Michigan until she met and married John.
After moving to Indiana she went back to college and spent the rest of
her career as a high school special education teacher. John owned a
hardware store for 35 years.
The couple retired nine years ago. They have enjoyed traveling in
their RV, and have hiked and biked in all parts of the country. One of
Ann’s goals when she retired was to ride her bicycle across the United
States. Together they have biked from Seattle to San Diego and from
the Paciﬁc to the Atlantic Ocean. exercise six days a week with a minimum of either 25 miles on their
John began an exercise program thirty years ago when he set a goal bicycles, an hour and a half in the Fitness Center, or a 5 mile walk.
to lose sixty-ﬁve pounds. After a year of diet and exercise he lost the John enjoys world travel, singing with the Sun City Singers, the
weight, and continues to exercise to help maintain it. Ann has always horticulture club, hiking club, attending theater and musical events,
exercised, but she began serious biking, cross-country skiing, hiking, dancing , and Zoomer events. Ann likes many of the same activities,
and white water canoeing as a young adult. but also enjoys reading, book clubs, cooking, knitting, and playing
Exercise continues to be an essential part of their lives. They Mah Jongg.
Note: Personal Trainer John Rutan is available in the exercise area from 8:30 - 9 a.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays.
If you have questions about how to use any of the exercise equipment, he will be glad to help you.
Group Exercise Schedule - January
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
6:50 – 7:50 6:50 – 7:50 6:50 – 7:50 6:50 – 7:50 6:50 – 7:50 8:15 – 9:15
Gentle Hatha Yoga Sunrise Yoga Sunrise Yoga Sunrise Yoga Sunrise Yoga Fun/Fit Aquacizers
6:55 - 8:00 8:00 – 9:00 6:55 - 8:00 8:00 – 9:00 6:55 - 8:00 9:00 – 10:00
Aqua Light Balanced Body Aqua Light Balanced Body Aqua Light Mat Pilates
8:00 - 9:00 8:00 – 9:00 8:00 - 9:00 8:00 – 9:00 8:00 - 9:00 KEY: Bolded items
Aqua Conditioning Fun/Fit Aquacizers Aqua Conditioning Fun/Fit Aquacizers Aqua Conditioning are for ALL LEVELS
8:00 - 9:00 9:15 – 10:15 8:00 – 9:00 9:15 – 10:15 8:00 – 9:00 – even if you have
Low Impact Pilates* Low Impact Pilates* Low Impact “never ever” exercised
9:15 – 10:15 9:15 – 10:15 9:15 – 10:15 9:15 – 10:15 9:15 – 10:15
Men’s/Women Strength Advanced Step Men’s Women’s Strength Advanced Step Men’s/Women Strength Green Classes
are held in the pool.
9:15 – 10:15 9:15 – 10:15 9:15 – 10:15 9:15 – 10:15 9:15 – 10:15
Aqua Fit Aqua Fit Aqua Fit Aqua Fit Aqua Fit NOTE: All classes are
subject to change without
10:30 – 11:30 10:25 – 11:25 10:30 – 11:30 10:25 – 11:25 10:30 – 11:30 notice. Please check the
Power Aqua Men’s Strength Sit-n-Fit Men’s Strength Sit-n-Fit schedule in the Fitness
12:45 – 1:45 10:30 – 11:30 10:30 – 11:30 10:30 – 11:30 10:30 – 11:30 Center.
Sit-n-Fit Twinges/Hinges Power Aqua Twinges & Hinges Power Aqua NOTE: Red Classes
2:00 – 3:00 11:30 – 12:30 11:45 – 12:45 11:30 – 12:30 11:45 – 12:45 require special rate.
Mat Pilates Gentle Yoga Jazzercise Gentle Yoga Jazzercise
Private Swim Lessons
2:00 – 3:00 12:00 - 1:00 12:50 – 1:50 12:00 - 1:00 2:00 – 3:00 provided by
Arthritis Aqua Program Aqua Conditioning Women’s Strength Aqua Conditioning Line Dancing (Int) Bruce Albrecht
3:15 – 4:30 3:15 – 4:30 2:00 – 3:00 12:30 – 1:30 2:00 – 3:00 Contact Bruce at
Restorative Yoga Jazzercise Lite Mat Pilates Tai Chi Arthritis Aqua Program 868-8272
4:40 – 5:30 4:30 – 5:30 2:00 – 3:00 3:15 – 4:30 3:15 – 4:30 The class schedule
Jazzercise Lite Yoga Arthritis Aqua Program Jazzercise Lite Restorative Yoga may change during
5:45 - 6:45 5:45 – 6:45 3:15 – 4:30 5:45 – 6:45 5:45 - 6:45 the month. Please
Aqua Fit Aqua Conditioning Restorative Yoga Aqua Conditioning Aqua Fit check the schedule at
6:00 - 7:00 Dance for a Lifetime 5:45 - 6:45 the Fitness Center for
Evening Yoga Jitterbug 6 - 7 pm Aqua Fit *Rotating meeting rooms in updates.
West Coast Swing 7 - 8 pm Activities Center
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“Show” Offs -
Silver Sneakers head off to the USTA Nationals
S enior level tennis is alive and well in
Sun City, Georgetown and surrounding
areas. Tennis players, all over 60 years
old and with different levels of ability, compete
in USTA leagues for a few months during the
year just to get to the “show.” You may have
heard this sports term before. It is mostly used
by baseball, basketball and football players try-
ing to make it to the pro ranks (the show.)
The Texas Super Senior Sectionals (the
“Show”) was held in College Station this
year on November 21-23 and was hosted by
the Texas A&M Varsity Tennis Program at
their beautiful facility. Teams from around
the state came to compete for a chance to go
to Super Senior Nationals in Phoenix in April
A local ladies’ Super Seniors team called
the Silver Sneakers, made up of 7.0 level 60
plus players from Sun City, Georgetown and
Round Rock, not only made it to the show on
a wild card, but stole the show as well.
The proud Sun City residents on the team
are: Liz Merrick (Captain), Becky Kress, Ja-
nette Woods, Kelly Lockhart, Linda Atlee and Surprise, Arizona in April, 2009. Silver Sneak- plaud the Silver Sneakers for their accomplish-
Sandy Goodman. ers are going to USTA Nationals to compete ments, their sportsmanship and their love of the
What comes next? The “Big Show” in against other teams across the country. We ap- game. GO SILVER SNEAKERS!!!
In the program, you will learn how to:
• Prepare nutritious meals and serve proper portion sizes
• Reduce excess fat and sugar in your diet
• Lose unhealthy body fat and increase your lean muscle mass
• Improve your strength and ﬂexibility
• Develop internal motivation
is a • Overcome your personal barriers to weight loss and exercise
• Create an exercise program
Come learn more about the Sun City Fitness Program at our
Information session to be held on January 29, 2009 in the Ball Room
at 10:30 AM. Light refreshments will be served.
Word Tickets to attend the information session are $1 and can be pur-
chased at the CA ofﬁce.
To help offset ever-increasing operational expenses, the cost
M ost diets don’t work. Why? Because in addition to having a of class fun passes (blue tickets) and personal training packages
beginning, they usually also have an end. After they end, most will be increased starting February 17, 2009:
people return to the same eating habits they had before they started Ticket Prices
the “diet”. Eventually, they may gain back as much as, or even more Item Current Cost New Cost
than, the weight they lost. One (1) Rush Ticket $3.50 $3.75
So what’s the answer? It’s about a lifestyle change, a new way of Fifteen (15) Tickets $42.00 $45.00
thinking and living every day for the rest of your life. So how do you Thirty (30) Tickets $78.00 $84.00
do this? By having the proper tools and resources you need to motivate Personal Training Package Prices
you to develop and maintain new lifestyle habits. Item Current Cost New Cost
The Sun City Fitness center will be offering a 12 Week Group One (1) 30 Minute Session $25.00 $30.00
Weight Management program beginning February 25, 2009. This Five (5) 30 Minute Sessions $100.00 $115.00
program will provide you with the knowledge you need to make these One (1) 60 Minute Session $40.00 $45.00
changes and improve your overall health and quality of life. Most Five (5) 60 Minute Sessions $175.00 $200.00
importantly, you will also learn how to MAINTAIN these changes!
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Health Seminars other than CA sponsored
seminars are listed on page 85.
Alcoholics Anonymous Meets Wednesdays and Fridays
at 3 p.m. in the Scott and White Conference Room. Call John
M at 863-0833 or Ellen L at 923-1021 for additional informa-
tion. The Georgetown White House Group meets at 1019 S.
College Street four times daily at various times. Call 863-9938
for the daily schedule.
Al-Anon For friends and family related to alcoholics - Meets
Monday nights at 8 p.m. and Tuesdays at noon at 1019 Col-
lege St.; Thursdays 7 p.m. at Wellspring Methodist Church;
Saturdays 11 a.m. at Crestview Baptist Church annex. Call
Franklin D, 868-3911 for more info.
ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) The ALS Support Group
meets at 10:30 a.m., the 1st Thursday of each month in the
board room of the Scott & White Clinic on Williams Drive.
For further information, contact Loraine Swarts at 868-5l62
or Melina Monson, ALS Association South Texas Chapter,
Patient Services Coordinator, 512-745-0400.
Alzheimers The Worship Place from 7-9 p.m., last Tuesday
of each month. FFI, call Cheryl White at 864-1380.
Breast Cancer Fourth Monday of every month at Scott
& White, 3 to 4:30 p.m. FFI, call Alice Fey (868-9515) or
Carol Thonen (868-9740)
Compassionate Friends A group for parents who have
lost children - infant to adult. Worship Place, 3rd Tuesday each
month, 7 to 9 p.m. Questions, Call Mary Anne at 869-0077 or
Cheryl at 869-5757. Prostate Cancer Us TOO Georgetown Prostate Cancer
Support Group - meets at the Scott & White Clinic - Sun City,
Diabetes Meets the ﬁrst Thursday of the month at the Scott 3 p.m., January 8, and every Second Thursday of each month.
and White Conference Room, 4945 Williams Dr. Everyone is At press time, no speaker has been scheduled. We will have a
welcome. For more information, call Leila Wiltse at 864-7437 general round table discussion with inputs from those attending.
or Pat Morrison at 868-8984. The mission of this local support group is to share information
Grief As of January l, Barbara Goodwin and Mardy Yonikas relating to the treatment of prostate cancer, and strategies to
will be facilitating the Grief Support Group every Tuesday of help prevent or avoid its possible recurrence. EVERYONE IS
the month from 1:30-3:30 p.m. in the Georgetown Scott & WELCOME - especially wives and girlfriends of those who
White Clinic Classroom. Barbara and Mardy are Scott & White have been diagnosed with a prostate disease. For details contact
volunteers. Anyone interested may contact Barbara Goodwin Keith Loring 868-3337 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Ed Quillen, 869-
at 864-0095 or Mardy Yonikas at 864-0451. 5934 (email@example.com) and get your name on our mailing
Low Vision Support Group Meets third Tuesday each list or …. JUST SHOW UP at a regular meeting!!
month at St. David’s Georgetown Hospital, Conference Room
3 North from 10:30 a.m. - noon. If you have any questions, call PSP, MSA, CBD Caregivers Support Group meetings
Buford Minter at 868-9533. held on the ﬁrst Saturday of each month from 2 - 4 p.m., George-
town Library, in the classroom on the second ﬂoor. Caregivers
Parkinson’s Disease The group meets at 2 p.m. on the only, please. For information, contact Dee Cash at 863-9717.
last Thursday of the month in the meeting room of the Scott
& White Clinic on Williams Drive. For further information,
contact Beverley Edwards at 863-8443 or Jeannene Carmichael
SC Helping Hands
Post Polio Survivors The Post Polio Support Group We provide assistance to residents. Call if you need to borrow
will have its next meeting on Thursday, January 22, at 9:30 baby necessities for little visitors or medical items such as wheelchairs,
a.m. in the conference room of Scott and White Clinic. If you walkers, etc., loaned to you on a temporary basis. We have “medical
have any questions, contact LaNell Champion at 868-1427 or buddies” who have had illnesses or treatments similar to what you
firstname.lastname@example.org.. may be facing. Call:
Maria Wagner 864-0641 Loraine Franklin 869-2671
Courtney Powell 864-3429 Jan Hohenberger 864-3500
Maureen Vogl 864-0689
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We proudly provide:
Speech and Language Therapy
Call us or stop by for more information.
St. David’s Rehabilitation
at Sun City
The Market Place
400 Del Webb Blvd. Suite 105
Georgetown, TX 78628
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Janet K. Becker, M.D., P.A.
Board Certiﬁed, Dermatology
900 Round Rock, Ave., Suite 206
(In Round Rock, on Hwy 620, 1 block west of IH-35)
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Conquerors of The Great Wall
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Color your world with fun!
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Travel Seminars other than CA Sponsored
seminars are featured on pages 85-86 CA Sponsored Extended Travel
CA Sponsored Slide Shows Enjoy all the beneﬁts of a Collette or Premier Vacation with deluxe
motorcoach, hotel transfers, baggage handling, trip insurance, and a
professional tour director. To book any of the trips, please pick up your
Springtime Tulip River Cruise brochures in the Communications Ofﬁce or the CA ofﬁce. To obtain
Featuring Dutch and Belgian Waterways in May 2009 a brochure by email, please email Kristin.Brown @ pulte.com; then
Wednesday, February 4, Atrium, Noon turn in to Kristin. She can be reached at 512-864-1207.
Purchase your $1 ticket at the CA ofﬁce.
This is one vacation for which you can unpack Costa Rica: A world of Nature –
once - a relaxing 7-night river cruise on the wa- For the Adventurous!
terways of Holland and Belgium. Visit the world- February 23, 2009 – March 6, 2009
famous Keukenhof Gardens with its enormous, 12 Days, 24 Meals, Rt Air, Insurance Included; $3,009 dbl occ
colorful tulip ﬁelds. Admire Holland’s windmills Call Kristin Brown for reservations, 864-1207.
of Kinderdijk - a UNESCO World Heritage site, Bird watchers and nature lovers, this
and explore the historic cities of Arnhem, Ghent, is the trip for you. Journey to Costa Rica
and medieval Bruges. and explore a land of rich natural wonders
Northern National Parks and friendly people. Discover Costa Rica’s
outstanding variety of ﬂora and fauna at
Wednesday, February 11, Atrium, 10 a.m Tortuguero National Park, Sarapiqui Rain-
Purchase your $1 ticket at the CA ofﬁce. forest, Arenal Volcano, and Manuel Anto-
Sit back and relax as you view a slide show of the nio National Park. Enjoy the many pristine natural wonders of Costa
8-day trip through Salt Lake City, Idaho Falls, Craters Rica through exclusive excursions and learning experiences as well
of the Moon, Grand Teton National Park, Jackson as unscheduled time for personal discovery. Your adventure begins
Hole, Yellowstone National Park and Old Faithful. with a walk to the edge of the Poas Volcano crater for magniﬁcent
This vacation will be in July of 2009, and will be a views of this amazing landscape. Enjoy the spectacular scenery of
great time of year to visit these areas of the nation. the Central Valley, ringed by soaring mountains, strawberry planta-
Paciﬁc Northwest and California tions, and ﬂower farms. Later, a tour of the Doka Coffee Plantation
highlights the history and cultivation of coffee and its importance to
Wednesday, March 11, Atrium, 10 a.m. the Costa Rican economy.
Purchase your $1 ticket at the CA ofﬁce. On Day 4, you will have an early morning bird watching excursion
Come and ﬁnd out what the Paciﬁc Northwest option so you may learn about the variety of local species and migratory
holds for you in this 8 day trip, encompassing birds that ﬂock this area. Then, to Tortuguero National Park, which is
Portland, and San Francisco. You will travel to Mt. a study in rainforest, freshwater, and marine biology. It protects over
St. Helens, journey through the Willamette Valley, 350 species of birds and mammals including green macaws; 57 spe-
onto the Rogue River, and cross the Golden Gate cies of amphibians; 111 species of reptiles; and 60 mammal species,
Bridge to reach the Fisherman’s Wharf. including 13 of Costa Rica’s 16 endangered species including jaguars,
Great Canadian Cities & Ireland Trip tapirs, ocelots, cougars, river otters, and manatees. A boat ride, banana
factory tour, and wonderful meals are included.
Thursday, March 12, Atrium, 11 a.m. NOTE: This trip is an Adventure. Small, comfortable hotels
Purchase your $1 ticket at the CA ofﬁce. will be used for accommodations on this trip. The hotels may be
Just one dollar will allow you to take in two considered rustic. Air conditioning and elevators are not available
great slide shows of the Great Canadian Cities in all properties used on this tour. Travelers must be in good health
and the Treasures of Ireland. as sightseeing requires walking on uneven terrain; wheelchairs and
The Great Canadian Cities tour is 8 days, walkers cannot be accommodated on this tour. This itinerary includes
starting in Montreal and ending in Ottawa, taking activities where moderate to heavy walking, possibly on uneven ter-
in the Notre Dame Cathedral, McGills University, rain, is required. Some of the most unique sightseeing can mean
and a panoramic view from atop Mount Royal. accessing locations that restrict motor coaches, especially in historic
Treasures of Ireland is a 10-day trip start- areas. For your comfort, bring your walking shoes.
ing in Limerick, where the Cliffs of Moher will
amaze you; then, on to the Galway City tour, Beijing City Stay - Seats Still Available!
featuring St. Nicholas Cathedral and Eyre Square. March 10 - 18, 2009
Prepare yourself to kiss the Blarney Stone, tour Waterford Crystal Fac- 9 Days, 15 Meals, Rt Air, Insurance Included, $2249 Dbl occ.,
tory, and see the ruins of St. Kevin’s monastic site, one of the centers $2549 single occ. Call Kristin Brown for availability, 864-1207.
of Irish Celtic Christianity. Beijing China! This price is not a typo!
Imagine a nine day trip to China including
“I travel a lot; I hate having my life round trip air from Austin, hotel transfers,
insurance, fuel surcharge, 5-star hotel, guided
disrupted by routine.” ~Caskie Stinnett tours, 15 meals, and tax; all for under $2250 per
person. Don’t miss your opportunity to visit the
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Great Wall of China, the Peking Opera, the Beijing Zoo, Tiananmen Join us Jan. 20th at 10 a.m. in the Atrium for our
Square, Valley of the Ming Tombs, the Temple of Heaven and Summer 2009 trips seminar.
Palace. Optional add-on excursions include the world-famous Beijing Travel Associates Group Tours 2009 - 2010
Acrobatic Show and a visit to the Terra-Cotta Warriors Museum. Space Friends and Family are welcome from anywhere. All tours escorted
by Bob and Nancy Stine, Sun City Residents.
is limited so get down to the CA Ofﬁce today!
New York City - The Big Apple Charleston, Savannah and the Golden Isles, April 3 – 10
April 26 - 30, 2009 Callaway Gardens, GA (2), FDR’s Little White House, Madi-
5 Days, 4 meals, RT Air, Insurance Included $2,489 dbl occ son, GA, Charleston, SC (2), Savannah, GA (2), St. Simon
Island, GA, Jekyll Island Club Hotel (1), much more.
$160 deposit due by January 26, 2009
Join a local guide for a fascinating tour of the “Big Canadian Maritimes plus Coastal Maine, June 4-15
Apple.” See Greenwich Village, the Wall Street district, Bar Harbor, MA, Halifax, NS, Cape Breton, NP, Anne of
Little Italy, Chinatown, the Empire State Building, United Green Gables, St. Andrews, NB, Campobello Island, Acadia,
Nations, the Chrysler Building, and other time-honored NP, L.L. Bean, Peggy’s Cove, (The Cat) to Yarmouth, NS
landmarks. A memorable visit to Ground Zero is sure to Shades of Ireland, includes Northern Ireland - Aug. 18-30
be a moving moment. You will enjoy a three course meal Oregon and Northern California – September 15-22
at the Tavern on the Green. You will visit Ellis Island on Portland, Multnomah Falls, Intl. Rose Test Garden, Mount
Day three, tour the Statue of Liberty. Then, peruse the gal- Hood, “Sun River Resort”, Bend, Crater Lake NP, Rogue
lery at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (the Met). Enjoy River Jet Boats, Redwood NP, Newport, “Salishan Resort”
shopping in your leisure time, and catch a Broadway show. Sedona, Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, Bryce and Zion
NP’s, Las Vegas, Oct. 14 - 21
Swiss Highlights Old South Christmas, Nov. 16 – 23
May 13 – 21, 2009 Callaway Garden’s, “Fantasy In Lights”, “Christmas at the
9 days, 11 Meals, Rt Air, Insurance, 2 Hotels and Baggage Biltmore”, “A Country Christmas” at the Opryland Hotel
Handling $3599 Dbl occ. Deposit $700 pp due by November 14, Christmas in New York, Dec. 7 - 12
2008; ﬁnal payment due February 27, 2009 For detailed itineraries please call Bob Stine,
Motorcoach to Montreux on Lake Geneva, Travel Associates (512) 869-8629, Nstinemas5@aol.com
tour Geneva City with its wonderful Chateaus
and Vineyards. Travel the impressive Rhone Late March 2010, Athens, the Greek Isles and Beyond
Valley and explore Zermatt. Train transporta- May 10-21, 2010, Italy and Oberammergau Passion Play
tion will be taken to Gstaad and Gruyeres, an
unspoiled car-free medieval village. Next, see
the capital city of Switzerland, Bern, and its famous Bear Pits, Rose
Garden, and Cathedrals. Lastly, a day in Lucerne is ﬁlled with tours of
historic monuments and popular wooden Chapel Cridege, Lucerne’s
Oregon Trails With Portland Rose Festival
June 4 – 9, 2009
6 Days, 8 Meals, Rt Air, Insurance, One Hotel, Baggage Han-
dling, $1739 Dbl occ., Deposit $440 pp due December 6, 2008;
ﬁnal payment due March 21, 2009
Tour the city of Portland, see International
Rose Test Garden, and the World Forestry Center
Discovery Museum. Then, visit Mt. St. Helen’s
Volcanic National Monument. While you are
there, you will be admitted into the Johnston Ridge
Observatory. Day 3 is dedicated to the Portland
Rose Festival, the second largest all-ﬂoral parade in North America.
Be prepared for a fantastic aroma of fresh cut ﬂowers. If the parade
doesn’t interest you, an alternative program will be provided with
Market visit, museum, and endless Portland coffee houses. Day 4, you
will travel to Astoria, and enjoy a winery and cheese factory tour. Day
5, you will be treated to a cruise aboard the Sternwheeler Columbia
Gorge, an authentic triple-deck paddle wheeler.
“The traveler sees what he sees.
The tourist sees what he has come
to see.” ~G.K. Chesterton
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Northern National Parks New England Back Roads
July 24 - 31, 2009 A Fall Foliage Tour
8 Days, 11 Meals, Rt Air, Insurance, Two Hotels, Baggage Han- October 10 - 17, 2009
dling, $2169 Dbl occ., Deposit $240 pp due March 24, 2009; 8 Days, 11 Meals, Rt Air, Insurance, Hotel Transfers, Baggage
ﬁnal payment due May 24, 2009 Handling, $2,419 Dbl occ., Deposit $240 pp due May 10, 2009;
This trip is a tour through some of Amer- ﬁnal payment due August 11, 2009
ica’s most spectacular natural treasures: the Boston is the ﬁrst stop on your tour through the
National Parks of Utah, Idaho, and Wyoming. beautiful fall foliage of Northern America. You will
Your tour starts with Salt Lake City, the “City have your choice of sightseeing tours, including the
of Saints,” including the state capitol building, Old South Meeting House, Public Gardens, or the USS
Kennecott Copper Mine, and Temple Square, Constitution. See the quaint villages and tree covered
where the Mormon Tabernacle Choir performs. Your second hotel mountainsides, which are ablaze with color, as you are
will be in Idaho Falls, where you will travel to Yellowstone Bear traveling. Southern Vermont will host sights such as Robert Frost’s
World, an idyllic wildlife sanctuary. Then, on to Craters of the Moon gravesite, the Molly Stark Trail, and working farms that produce maple
National Park, where you will ﬁnd approximately 75 square miles of syrup, hand-spun woolens, and garden products. You will be treated to
volcanic cinder cones, spatter cones, and lava tubes. Your trip will wrap a tour of Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream Factory; then, enjoy a short visit
up with days at the Grand Tetons, Jasckson Hole, and Yellowstone to Stowe, a quintessential New England town. On Day 6 you will see
National Park. Come see these beauties while they are still standing the scenic White Mountains of New Hampshire, and the Kangamangus
and preserved. Highway, recently declared a Scenic Byway by the U.S Forest Service;
Paciﬁc Northwest and California to North Conway where you can stroll through the village or visit one
of many outlet stores. Day 7 will have you in Maine in the beautiful
August 17 – 24, 2009 Boothbay harbor, the “boating capital of New England.” Then, on to
8 Days, 10 Meals, Rt Air, Insurance, Hotel Transfers, Baggage Walker’s Point, before heading home.
Handling, $2,419 Dbl Occ., Deposit $240 pp due April 17, 2009:
ﬁnal payment due June 17, 2009 Treasures of Ireland
Start in Portland then travel to Mt. November 2 – 11, 2009
St. Helens, followed by a drive along the 10 Days, 13 Meals, Rt Air, Insurance, Hotel Transfers, Baggage
Mt. Hood route to the beautiful Columbia Handling, $3299 Dbl occ., Deposit $700 pp due May 16, 2009;
River Gorge. Your scenic journey takes ﬁnal payment dueAugust 19, 2009
you through the Willamette Valley along Your Treasures of Ireland trip starts in the city of
to some of the country’s most beautiful Limerick, where the Cliffs of Moher will amaze you;
coastlines and the Oregon Dunes National recreation Area. This trip then, on to the Galway City tour featuring St. Nicholas
includes a cruise up the spectacular Rogue River, taking you into Cathedral and Eyre Square. You will then travel to
Oregon’s rugged wilderness for a chance to spot bald eagles, cormo- Killarney for a two night stay, and enjoy the Muckross
rants, seals and blue heron. Stand next to the world’s tallest trees in House and Gardens where the Victorian elite lived. A
the famous Redwood National Park. The City by the Bay awaits you drive along one of the most gorgeous coastal routes in
once you cross the Golden Gate Bridge, you will enjoy dinner on Pier the world – the Ring of Kerry - will be taken on day
39 and explore Fisherman’s Wharf. Then enjoy leisure time to explore 5. You will travel through the mountains of West Cork to the historic
San Francisco, a fun loving city. Blarney Castel. Will you kiss the lucky Blarney Stone? On to the Wa-
Great Canadian Cities terford Crystal Factory and visit Glendalough to tour the ruins of St.
Kevin’s monastic site, one of the centers of Irish Celtic Christianity.
September 16 - 23, 2009 Dublin will be your ﬁnal destination where you will tour the Guinness
8 Days, 11 Meals, Rt Air, Insurance, Train Excursion, Multiple Brewery, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and see Trinity College, which houses
Hotels, $2699 Dbl occ., Deposit $500 pp due March 20, 2009; the 1200-year-old Book of Kells. Slainte to this tour.
ﬁnal payment due July 3, 2009
Arrive in Montreal and take in the English and Europe’s Christmas Markets
French cultures, go sightseeing with your group to November 27, 2009 – December 5, 2009
Notre Dame Cathdral, St. Joseph’s Orarory, Jacques 9 Days, 12 Meals, Rt Air, Insurance Included: $2,749 dbl occ
Cartier Square, McGills University and a panoramic $400 deposit due by May 28, 2009
view from atop Mount Royal. Then, board Rail Canada Get a true Christmas experience by traveling
for a ride to Quebec City to enjoy Montmorency through Germany, France, Austria, and Switzer-
Falls, Plains of Abraham and the famous La Chateau land, marvel at the treasures sold by world famous
Frontenac and The Citadel. You will follow the St. artisans, and enjoy the beauty of the regional
Lawrence River to Ottawa, and on to the amazing Niagara Falls tour, landscapes. Your vacation starts in Germany,
an experience you will never forget. where you motor coach to Oberammergau and
travel through the spectacular Bavarian Alps
to Innsbruck, located in the heart of the Alps in
the Austrian state of Tyrol, where you enjoy a
leisurely shopping experience with the Christmas Markets. Your next
days encompass Munich, the Black Forest, and Strasbourg, France, all
www.sctxca.org of which have a local market to enjoy, and guided tours to the city’s best
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sights. Your last day will be spent in Lucerne, the Swiss Paradise on You’ll sail aboard the newest ship in Holland
the Lake, where you will enjoy a scenic walking tour and the region’s America’s ﬂeet, the MS Noordam. The MS Noordam
famous cheese fondue. exempliﬁes the classic style of ocean travel with
Discover the Passion Play Italy Tour contemporary amenities and modern enhancements.
May 17-28, 2010 In addition to excellent service and an incredible
Oberammergau’s Passion Play – 12 Days, 17 Meals, Rt Air, range of elegant dining choices, the MS Noordam
Insurance, Hotel Transfers, Baggage handling, $6,429 Dbl occ., has over 50 scheduled shipboard activities. Your
Deposit $850 due on ﬁrst come ﬁrst serve basis. Call Kristin Sun City sponsored cruise includes:
Brown for availability, 864-1207. Cruise in selected accommodations, round trip
The ﬁne country of Italy starts your two airfare from Austin, and all transfers to and from the ship. You’ll
week vacation. You will journey to Rome, visit also enjoy a wine tasting party with ﬁve different wine selections and
the Vatican City and view such historical trea- canapés and a complimentary lunch in the elegant reservations-only
sures as the Sistine Chapel. Assisi is your next Pinnacle Grill onboard.
city tour then travel to medieval Perugia, the Shipboard accommodations include inside, obstructed ocean-
historic capital of Umbria. A scenic trip to the view, oceanview, and verandah cabins and range from $2032.61 PP
mystical city of Siena will leave you delighted to $2365.25 PP.
with its Gothic streets and historic Piazza del Campo. Onto Florence, Transportation from Sun City to Austin airport is available at
where you will visit Michelangelo, Galileo and Machiavelli’s burial additional cost, and, as always, travel protection is recommended and
place and if the weather is nice you will be whisked away onto a boat is available at additional cost.
trip to the Murano Island for a glass making demonstration. Your Don’t miss this opportunity to experience the thunder of Trafalgar
tour ends with the Passion Play. The original performance dates back Falls in Dominica, the Amsterdam-like canals of Curacao, the colorful
to 1634. During the Thirty Year War, the village of Oberammergau ﬂoating markets and coral reefs of Aruba and, of course, the ambience
was spared the Black Plague and for this reason, the villagers vowed of traveling with your Sun City friends!
that every ten years they would perform a play to honor the life of
Christ. European Splendour Cruise
Discover the Passion Play May 16 - 23, 2009
7 nights, Rt air, taxes and fees, prepaid onboard gratuities, and all
September 15-26, 2010 transfers $3327.96 pp for outside accommodations, $3087.96 pp for
Oberammergau’s Passion Play - 12 Days, 18 Meals, RT Air,
inside accommodations. Pricing subject to change due to availability.
Insurance Included, $6,419 pp, Dbl occ. Call Kristin Brown for
Call Kristin Brown for availability, 864-1207.
Cruise with Sun City and visit the beau-
Visit four of the area’s most beautiful coun-
tiful Greek Islands on this Royal Caribbean
tries: Germany, Croatia, Slovenia and Bosnia-
Herzegovina. The Passion Play only happens once cruise.
every ten years in the City of Oberammergau, This cruise departs Venice, Italy, the ro-
Germany. This performance dates back to 1634, in mantic city of canals. Visit the beautiful Greek
which all patrons of the city perform and recreate Isles of Mykonos and Corfu. Stop in Katakolon
Christ’s ﬁnal days. This trip has so many delights, and wonder at the ancient ruins of the ﬁrst
the path up Apparition Hill in Medjugorje, where Olympics in Olympia and visit Athens to wander the Parthenon and
the six young visionaries ﬁrst encountered the Virgin Mary, a walk in the Acropolis. You’ll also add a stop at the seaside gem of Croatia,
Marco Polo’s footsteps in Korcula, the Roman Palace of Diocletian, Split, on the Adriatic coast. Split offers a wealth of museums and
and natural wonders such as the sixteen terraced lakes in Croatia. Roman ruins under a dramatic mountain backdrop and opens onto a
vast expanse of sea.
CA Sponsored Cruises You’ll sail on one of the beautiful Royal Caribbean ships,
Splendour of the Seas. Splendour boasts thousands of windows to
To book any of the Sun City Cruises, please pick up your showcase these memorable coasts and ports and, in addition to her
ﬂyers in C.A. Ofﬁce and complete the reservation form. Deposits stunning Centrum, she has numerous bars and lounges and an adults-
are required to secure your space. All pricing is subject to avail- only Solarium pool.
ability and change. Cruise brochures and registration forms are Inside and oceanview accommodations are available. Transporta-
available at the CA ofﬁce. tion from Sun City to Austin airport is available at additional cost, and,
**Fuel surcharges have been removed** as always, travel protection insurance is recommended and is available
at additional cost. Pre-cruise hotel stays with optional Venice touring
Southern Caribbean Seafarer Cruise are also available at additional cost.
March 14 - 23, 2009 - 10 night Holland America Cruise
- Prices from $2032.61 pp, call Kristin for availability, 864-1207. “When preparing to travel, lay out all your
You’ll visit the exquisite island locations of St.Thomas, USVI,
Rosseau in Dominica, and the “A” and “C” islands of Aruba and
clothes and all your money. Then take half
Curacao. A beach day starts off your trip with a visit to Half Moon the clothes and twice the money.”
Cay, the highest rated private island for any cruise line. ~Susan Heller
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Alaska Cruise and Land Tour oceanview staterooms. You’ll ﬁnd two specialty restaurants with su-
perb dining and service, a spa, a casino, numerous bars and lounges,
June 15 - 25, 2009 - 11 night Celebrity Cruise with 4 days
and an adults-only pool, the Solarium. Inside, oceanview, and balcony
land touring into the heart of Alaska. Pricing subject to change due
accommodations are available.
to availability. Call Kristin Brown, 864-1207.
Transportation from Sun City to Austin airport is available at
A journey to Alaska wouldn’t be complete additional cost, and, as always, travel protection insurance is recom-
without a journey deep into the heart of Alaska. mended and is available at additional cost.
Reserve your cabin now for this 7-night Alaska
cruise, departing Fairbanks with 4 nights land After-Thanksgiving Cruise
tour. November 28, 2009 – December 2, 2009
Your cruise portion of this package will 5 Night Carnival Ecstasy - Refundable deposit of ONLY $25 pp is due
visit the historic Alaska towns of Juneau, Skagway, Icy Strait Point, NOW. Final payments will be due on or before July 31, 2009.
and Kethchikan with one day of scenic cruising on the Inside Passage This cruise is guaranteed to combat that
and one day of cruising the Hubbard Glacier. “turkey hangover.” Departing from your home
You’ll be transferred by deluxe motor coach from Fairbanks port of Galveston, explore the Western Carib-
airport to Pike’s Waterfront Lodge to begin your land touring into bean and enjoy some great food and activities.
interior Alaska. The next day, you’ll travel to Denali National Park Planned port calls include Cozumel, Mexico and
after a Riverboat Discovery Tour, and your hotel, the McKinley Vil- Yucatan (Progreso), Mexico. Get a jump on
lage Lodge, awaits you in Denali National Park. Your next day will your Christmas shopping in Mexico, or just use
be ﬁlled with the beauty of taiga forests, rolling tundra and Alaska na- this cruise to ease into the holiday celebrations.
tive wildlife as you tour Denali National Park. On the following day, These special group rates are for early bird bookings only! Current
you’ll be transferred to Anchorage to spend the day before departing rates are already higher in some categories than your Sun City rates.
the following morning by domed rail car to board your ship for this Deposits are fully refundable up to ﬁnal payment date, so why not
south bound Alaska cruise. book now and get the best deal available?
Oceanview and balcony accommodations are available. Prices Early bird amenities include $75 On Board Credit!
include cruise, round trip air from Austin, TX, all taxes and fees, hotel Group inventory includes the following cabin categories:
accommodations on land, included tours speciﬁed above, transportation Inside Category “4A” - $329.00 ppdo*
on land by motor coach and train, and all transfers. Oceanview Category “6A” - $389.00 ppdo*
Deposits are $250 per person and required at the time of your Balcony Suite Category “11” - $839.00 ppdo*
reservation. Reservations are being accepted until October 1, 2008. (*pricing excludes taxes of $38.24 and current fuel surcharges
Transportation from Sun City to Austin airport is available at ad- of $45.00)
ditional cost, and, as always, travel protection is recommended and is Shuttle pricing to Galveston is not included and requires 10 or
available at additional cost. more in the group. Trip Insurance is highly recommended, as usual.
In 2008, our Alaska cruise and tour SOLD OUT before many See ﬂyer for additional details!
residents had an opportunity to book it, so don’t delay this time! Pick
up a reservation form at the Community Association ofﬁce today!
Country Coastal Cruise
Oceanview accommodations are $3635.95 per person based on May 8, 2010 – May 15, 2010
double occupancy. Balcony accommodations are $4215.95 per person 7 Night Cruise on the Sapphire Princess. Inside accommodations are
based on double occupancy. $1806.51 pp and balcony accommodations are $1906.51 pp Deposits
are $200 pp due by December 30, 2008. Prices include cruise, rt air,
Island Hopping on the Jewels travel protection insurance and transfers from airport to port and
October 27, 2009 – November 6, 2009 back. Travel to airport from Sun City not included, but available.
10 night Royal Caribbean cruise – One of a kind sailing! This cruise is a week-long exploration featuring
Inside accommodations are just $1613.42 PP and oceanview accom- the California wine regions of Santa Barbara and the
modations are $1695.42 per person. Private balcony for just $1963.42 San Francisco area, as well as the microbreweries of
per person. All are based on double occupancy. Prices include cruise, Astoria, Oregon. You can expand your knowledge
Rt air, all taxes and fees, and all transfers. of food and wine with shore excursion options to
Join us for this one of a kind repositioning wineries in port, as well as enjoy presentations from
sailing aboard the beautiful Jewel of the Seas! a guest wine expert and guest chef who will offer
This unique cruise departs Boston, Massachusetts, demonstrations, wine tastings and special meals. The
and sets sail to the exotic Southern and Eastern cruise aboard Sapphire Princess departs from Los Angeles on May 9,
Caribbean. Visit St. Thomas, the shopping capital 2010, sailing to Vancouver with calls at Santa Barbara, San Francisco,
of the Caribbean, and beautiful St. Croix, both in Astoria, Seattle and Victoria. This cruise is a great way for travelers to
the US Virgin Islands. Stop in San Juan, Puerto sample Princess’ amenity-ﬁlled vessels and renowned service while
Rico, and take in a tour of the historic Old San Juan on a walking or exploring the Paciﬁc coastline of North America.
bus tour. On to Oranjestad in Aruba, where the Dutch and indigenous
cultures have merged to give Aruba its unique atmosphere.
You’ll sail on one of the true “gems” of the Royal Caribbean ﬂeet, “The World is a book, and those who do not
Jewel of the Seas. Among her spectacular features are the ten-story
glass-constructed Centrum, glass elevators facing the sea, and many
travel read only a page.” ~St. Augustine
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A round Georgetown is used to help non-proﬁt organizations in the Georgetown
area promote charitable events and fundraisers, and to publish volunteer op-
portunities. We do not publicize monthly meetings. All information must be received
by the ﬁrst of the month prior to the month in which the article will appear. Please
contact Chub Meeker at email@example.com, with copy to Nancy Snow, Edi-
tor, at firstname.lastname@example.org. (Note: type “Around Georgetown” in the subject line
for your information to be considered.)
The following special events take place in January and February
Saturday, January 24 (from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.).
EVENTS There will be thousands of books, videotapes
The Friends of the Georgetown (VHS) and audiotapes (books on tape). Paper-
Public Library - First Tuesday Beneﬁt backs will be 2 for $1, hardback books will be
The Friends of the Georgetown Public Li- 2 for $3, videos will be 2 for $1, and books Winter on the Square
brary will be the recipients of Fish City Grill’s on tape will be 2 for $1. One can almost feel a chill in the air when
looking at this photo by Mark Holly.
“First Tuesday Beneﬁt” program on Tuesday, The sale will be in the Community
January 6. The restaurant, located in Wolf Rooms (2nd ﬂoor) at the Georgetown Public
Ranch shopping center in Georgetown, do- Library which is located at 402 West Eighth
nates 15% of their entire day’s sales to a given Street in downtown Georgetown. The Friends of the Georgetown
charity on the ﬁrst Tuesday of each month, as Georgetown Symphony Society Public Library - Hill Country Authors
a means of giving back to the community that Rich Redenour, At the Movies Elizabeth Crook, our ﬁrst historical ﬁc-
supports them. The restaurant’s hours are 11 Sunday, January 25, tion author, will speak at 2 p.m. on Thursday,
a.m. until 10 p.m. 4 p.m., GHS Center for February 26. Her latest novel, The Night
Williamson County Extension the Performing Arts (Pre- Journal, is set in New Mexico in the 19th and
Education Club - Lunch and Learn concert lecture at 3:15 p.m. 20th centuries, and is a very good read. Tick-
Come to “Lunch and Learn” on Friday, in the Little Theatre) The ets will go on sale for $13 at the Library Clear-
January 9, Noon to 1 p.m. at the Williamson Georgetown Symphony ance Sale on January 23, and will be available
County Extension meeting room at 3151 S.E. Society presents its annual at Second-Hand Prose after the sale.
Inner Loop in Georgetown. Rich Ridenour Family Concert featuring VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
The program will be “From Garden Rich Ridenour, piano, and
to Table” and will be presented by Natalie the Temple Symphony Orchestra under the di- Partners In Education - GISD
Vreeland, Community Garden Coordinator rection of Thomas Fairlie. This year’s theme Mentors and Tutors needed
for the Williamson County & Cities Health is At the Movies. “Rich” is the word for this We have hundreds of students who
Department. smorgasbord of immortal tunes, whose savor would love a Sun City mentor or tutor. Choose
The cost of the luncheon is $5. Proceeds we ﬁrst encountered at the cinema. from 14 different schools - elementary,
from the luncheon will go to the 4-H Club Individual concert tickets are $25 for middle or high school - 30 minutes a week.
Scholarship fund, which is used to award col- adults in Premium Seating; $20 in General Village Elementary is in need of mentors; it
lege scholarships to 4-H Club members. Call Admission; $5 for students in either section is a school that is close and convenient for
for reservations by Jan. 7 @ 512-943-3300. and are available in the CA ofﬁce or at the Sun City residents. Call George Wagner,
USA Dance, Williamson County door the day of the concert. For more infor- Sun City Mentor/Tutor, PIE Board Member,
Chapter - Ballroom Dance mation on tickets you may log onto www. at 864-0641, email@example.com,
On Sunday, January 18, the Williamson GeorgetownTexasSymphony.org or call or Donna Covey, Program Specialist at PIE,
county Chapter of USA Dance will hold its 864-9591. 943-5175. If you are interested, give me a
ﬁrst dance in the Social Center Ballroom from Round-trip bus transportation is available call and let’s meet at Sparky’s for coffee to
2-5 p.m. Cost is $5 for USA Dance members for $2 and departs the VCPL at 2:45 p.m. give you a brief overview of mentoring and
and $7 for non-members. The dance is open to San Gabriel Chorale tutoring. Donna Covey, Program Specialist,
the public, singles and couples, at all levels of The San Gabriel Chorale, under the Georgetown Partners in Education, 512-943-
proﬁciency. Admission to the dance includes direction of Dr. Bruce Cain, will be perform- 5175, firstname.lastname@example.org
a one-hour Cha-Cha dance lesson. ing Franz Joseph Haydn’s “The Seasons,” at Assistance League of Georgetown
USA Dance is a national non-profit 4 p.m. on Sunday, February 8, at the Alma Area - Donations Needed
organization that promotes ballroom dance. Thomas Theatre at Southwestern Univer- Assistance League of Georgetown Area
The group holds dances on the third Sunday sity. This vocal masterwork includes a full Thrift Shop at 603 West University Drive. All
of each month. Starting in January, the dances orchestra and soloists in a colorful rendition proceeds support buying new clothing for the
will be held in the Social Center Ballroom. of the four seasons and their rustic history. schoolchildren of our community. We need
Dress is dressy casual, no shorts, please. Don’t miss this unique experience! Tickets furniture; gently used clothing for women,
The Friends of the Georgetown are $20/person and are available at the CA men and children; household items; books;
Public Library - Clearance Sale ofﬁce. For further information, visit our etc. To arrange for pick-up or to volunteer,
The Friends of the Georgetown Public website at www.sangabrielchorale.com or call 864-2542.
Library will sponsor a huge clearance sale call 512-863-1366.
on Friday, January 23 (from 4 - 8 p.m.) and
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ize with fellow Brits, please come and join Wayne Ware @ (512)863-2202 or e-mail at
Learning can be fun! us. Anglophiles are also welcome! Con- email@example.com.
tact Barbara Heer @ 864-9448, or email
AARP “55 Alive” Driver BJHeer@suddenlink.net for information Cycling
Safety Program regarding time and location.
The Sun City Tx Cyclists have rides
Saturday, Jan. 17, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., MR 1/2 California from cruising around Sun City, casual rides
Sunday, Jan. 18, 12:30 p.m. - 4 p.m., MR 1/2 Folks from California get together on the in the beautiful countryside, to longer & faster
Purchase your $14 ticket at the CA ofﬁce third Wednesday of each month for dinner rides over rarely traveled roads; plus out of
The AARP Driver Safety Program is and social gathering. Call Charleen Scott at town cycling adventures. New club member
the nation’s ﬁrst and largest classroom driver 869-4654 or firstname.lastname@example.org orientation rides are Saturday mornings and
improvement course. Monday mornings. For more info on our
The eight-hour course is taught in two- Canadians many ride options, ride distances and pace
four hour sessions over two days and costs $14. Calling all Sun City Canadians: Are you
of rides, please visit our web site.
The course helps drivers reﬁne existing skills from Canada and would like to meet and share
and develop safe defensive driving techniques. experiences with other fellow Canadians? Darts
Both AARP members and non-members may If you are interested, please contact Susan Thursdays, 7 p.m., AC
take the course. There are no tests. Horne at 868 8377 (email@example.com) or Please give me a call if you are interested
Upon completion of the course, graduates Pat Hillcoat at 863-5654 (path2O2@verizon. in the fun and fellowship of playing darts.
MAY receive a discount on their automobile net) Contact Cliff Olsen at 868-9121.
insurance premiums. Please check with your Convertible Owners
auto insurance carrier to see what discount, if DODDSA/USDESEA and
We are looking for people to form an
any, will apply. informal group for cruising (with the top Paciﬁc Teachers
AARP courses do not qualify for ticket down) and other social activities. No rules, If you would like to share your experi-
dismissal in Texas unless you have previously no dues, just a ride in the sun or under the ences teaching and traveling abroad, give
contacted the appropriate court and received stars. Please contact Bill Heft, 868-0022, or me a call! Aufvedezen, adios, ciao, gule gule,
approval to take this course in place of a De- Dan McNeil, 863-7156. cheers, adieu, sayonara. Barbara Kerr, 864-
fensive Driving Course. 3753 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Remember to bring your driver’s license Corvette Owners
and the ticket you purchased at the CA Ofﬁce. Are you interested in joining other Cor- Garland Groupies
For more information, contact John Hyde at vette owners in a Sun City cruising group? If you previously lived in Garland,
email@example.com We are in the process of forming an informal Texas, and are interested in fun and fellow-
owners group for cruising, fun, outings, and ship with others who have lived there, you
Friends of the Library social activities. There will be no dues, no should become a member of the GARLAND
Contact: Barbara Dixon, 864-1866 blues, no Robert’s Rules of order, just the GROUPIES. For information, call Charlie/
January 2 and 16, 9 a.m. enjoyment of your ride with others of like- Margie Swearingen at 864-0306 or Ed/Bettye
The Sun City library contains more than mind. If you are interested, please contact McCrary at 864-0471.
just books. We also have video cassettes, Kent and Susan Didriksen at 512-863-9206
books on tape, and a selection of current mag- or firstname.lastname@example.org. Gotta Miata? Can’t German
azines. There is something for everyone. sell your SL? All two-seaters are welcome. Second Thursdays, Noon
Are you German or are you a Ger-
Just for Fun! Couples Country Pattern Dancing man-American? If so, join us every second
Meets twice monthly for 2 hours. Come Thursday of the month at noon for lunch at
and Learn Country Pattern Dancing,such as, a local restaurant. For speciﬁc location and
African/African-American Women Cha Cha, Waltz, Two-step, Country Swing, other information, contact Eva at 864-0038
Sun City women of African and Afri- and more. These dances are done all over the or Peter at 868-1496.
can-American descent meet monthly in an US and the world. This is not square or round
informal, friendly, and fun gathering to con- dancing. Come join us and have fun, meet Hadassah - SC Kadima
nect with one another. For details about the great people, and get some exercise. The group meets every other month. For
“Ebony Ladies,” call Rae Gill at 868-8688 For information, call 869-8442 or email more information about Hadassah, and times
for details. email@example.com of meetings, call Lea Kraus at 512-869-7645, or
e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org; or Geri
Born In Texas Cruisers Scheer, 864-0212 or email@example.com.
If you or your spouse were born in Texas http://www.sun-city-tx-clubs.org/
and are not receiving the BIT Club e-mails, motorcycle.htm Hawaii
contact Carolyn Heald, 819-9484, or e-mail Have a motorcycle or scooter or dream of If you are not presently a member of our
firstname.lastname@example.org. having one? Join the Sun City Cruisers - our ohana (family) it’s not too late! Our group
very own motorcycle group. We have meet- is open to folks who have lived in Hawaii or
Brits ings for fellowship, story swapping, discus- those who just love Hawaii and its culture.
Second Thursdays sions on bikes and accessories, and planning Please contact Karen Meredith Lindholm
The British Group meets monthly on for future group rides. All are welcome – for at email@example.com or 686-1906, or
the second Thursday of each month. If you questions and meeting places and times Call Martha Toler, firstname.lastname@example.org or
are from the UK and would like to social- 868-3639.
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If you have ever lived in Illinois Recently, four Sun City
and would like to be a member and join residents competed in the
us – contact Charlene Kovarik (email: Jameson 5K held at Southwest-
email@example.com or call 869- ern University in Georgetown.
From left to right are Roger Villoz
5952) for all the details.
(2nd in his age group),
Iowa Ross Smith, Dee Simmons, and
The Iowa Club meets four times a year Curt Rutledge (also 2nd in his
for various social occasions. If you are age group.)
an Iowan new to Sun City and are inter-
ested in the club, contact Shirley Polich at
Shirleyp2@suddenlink.net or Roger Hansen
at Rfirstname.lastname@example.org ians and biologists, come meet for breakfast. Pennsylvania
An informal gathering to keep in touch Fellow Pennsylvanians, we will have
Italian Social and Cultural among those with careers in the Biological another fun event in the spring, please watch
Second Fridays, VFW Spaghetti Night Sciences. Call Bob Manning at 868-1371 for your Sun Rays for the announcement. Send
If you have Italian heritage, have lived in information. your email address to Brenda Leisey at
Italy, or just plain love Italy and everything email@example.com or, for more
Italian, join us for the Italian Social and
Line Dancing info, call Marty Goodstein at 864-0035.
Fridays, 2 p.m. Intermediate, FC
Cultural Club.Occasionally, we have other
outings and great potluck Bocce Sundays. If
Men and women . . . no partner necessary Pittsburgh Steelers
for line dancing! Lee Rutner, former RADIO Steelhead Fan Club is now organizing,
you would like further information, or would
CITY ROCKETTE, teaches western, cha cha, and members will meet to eat and celebrate
like to be included in the notiﬁcations and
rumba, jazz, and chorus-line ditties! Come by Steeler victories at the Loading Dock Grill in
reminders of events, contact Anne Scavella at
the Fitness Center desk to purchase your pass Downtown Georgetown. For more info, call
863-0613 or firstname.lastname@example.org
for as low as $2.60/class. Bill Hartmann at 512-863-6117 or e-mail him
Jazz Mentors and Tutors at email@example.com. Go Steelers!!!!!!
Anyone interesed in forming a jazz The Sun City Mentors and Tutors Group Robert Gilbert Livingston Chapter of
interest group to play jazz or listen to jazz,
etc. please contact: Ron Tegtmeier at (512)
is looking for mentors and tutors to help sup- the National Society, Daughters of
port GISD and Partners in Education. Pick the American Revolution
240-5593 or firstname.lastname@example.org. from 16 different schools, K through 12 , day
Thursday, January 8, 9:30 a.m., AC
Kansas of the week and a time convenient to all. For
Daughters of the American Revolution,
The Kansas Group meets twice a year, additional information call George Wagner
- 864-0641 or email@example.com (DAR) meets monthly in the Sun City Activi-
spring and fall, for fun and camaraderie. ties Center. We are a Patriotic, Educational,
We would love to see you there. For more Minnesota and Service oriented organization. Our meet-
information, call: John and Beverly Henry, For further information, please contact ing in January is “ Getting Down to Business.”
868-3939; or Mike and Carol Cockrell, 512- Candy Raynie at firstname.lastname@example.org or The meetings are open to all women who can
573-2925. 864-2954. prove their lineage to a patriot who gave ser-
Kappa Alpha Chemo Mississippi vice to the United States in the Revolutionary
Kappa Alpha Chemo is looking for War. Lineage researchers are available to help
Calling all Mississippi folks to
a few good men and women. If you are a in researching and documenting ancestors.
form a club. Contact Bunny Petty at
cancer survivor/overcomer, you are already For more information, please call Catharine
email@example.com (864-0683) or Mary
a member and just don’t know it. Ofﬁcially Browning 864-7544
Lou Harrington at firstname.lastname@example.org
join fellow cancer survivors, and “Celebrate (864-1949. Runners/Joggers
Life” with us. Caregivers are welcome also. Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, 7 a.m., FC
Call or email Marshall Pearlstein at 868-8298 Nebraska All residents are invited to join. For
or email@example.com. Over 130 Cornhuskers belong to the Ne-
braska Group. We plan to have four socials information, call Bruce Brady (686-1453) or
Latin/Hispanic this year, including a Golf Scramble, Big Red Dee Simmons (868-9697). If it is too early
Are you Latin or of Latin heritage or have Football Day, a Christmas Party, and a Spring or too cold for you to run, join us for coffee
for a number of years lived in Latin America? Fling. Ever had a Nebraska connection or and tales at the City Market on Tuesdays
If you would be interested in meeting with wanted to? Contact Jerry or Cleo Ramsey at around 8 a.m.
others in Sun City to practice your Spanish 863-0662 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Presently, the world famous Sun City
language, exchange cultural experiences in a Striders are gearing up for the Texas Inde-
casual social setting, contact Fran at 930-8180 North Dakota pendence Relay Run (206 Miles, 12 member
or LEFKOW60@aol.com We would like to extend an invitation to teams) to be held March 7 and 8, 2009. There
Sun City residents from South Dakota as well are a few vacancies on the team available
Life Sciences as anyone who has ever lived or has family if you would like to participate. Call Dee
First Saturdays, 9 a.m., City Market in either of the Dakotas, to join us. Contact Simmons at the above number for more
Physicians, surgeons, dentists, veterinar- Linda Colliander at 868-6989. information.
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Washington State Georgetown Area Jan. 20 - Ernie Lundelius,PhD, Paleontotogy
of the Inner Space Cavern
As new residents of Sun City, we are Republican Women Jan. 27 - Rhonda Smith of Spirit Reins.
hoping to meet others from that great, green www.georgetownrepublicanwomen.org. Please join us for our weekly meetings
state! We brought umbrellas to share with all!
Wednesday, January 14, 11:30 a.m., SCB and enjoy our interesting speakers. Everyone
If interested, please contact me. I would like
The Georgetown Area Republican is welcome. For further info or questions, call
to organize a gathering so we can all compare Jim Timmons, 512-864-1513
Women will welcome Marko Papic of Strat-
stories and get to know one another. Who for as the guest speaker for their January
knows, we just might have been neighbors meeting. Rotary Club of Georgetown-
someplace in Washington State! Kathi and Stratfor provides published intelligence Sun City
Jerrry Nielsen, email@example.com; cell: and customized intelligence service for Every Tuesday, Noon, SCB
425-765-3737. private individuals, global corporations, and Contact: Alex K. Munson, M. D., 863-8389
Wisconsin divisions of the US and foreign governments As we look back with pride at the ac-
Thursday, January 22, 5 p.m., around the world. complishments of the Rotary Club of Sun City
Rattlesnake Inn All Georgetown residents are invited to in 2008, we look forward to the challenge of
The holiday rush is ﬁnally over and it’s this event. The cost of the luncheon is $15. surpassing these this year. Cooperative efforts
time to welcome in 2009! We thought we Reservations can be made by calling 869- with other Rotary clubs, school districts, the
would keep it close to Sun City and have 5685. Checks may be written to GARW- Sun City Community Association, and the
arranged for the non-smoking area at the PAC and mailed to the GARW Treasurer, at Georgetown Fire Department have resulted
Rattlesnake Inn. Come join us and have the 4500 Williams Drive, Suite 212-PMB 267, in expanding services to our community and
opportunity to order off the menu. Plan to ar- Georgetown, TX 78633. worldwide via our involvement with Rotary
rive between 5:00 and 5:30 p.m. We will also All Republican women are invited to International. If you are a former Rotarian
brainstorm for a Food Bank challenge. join GARW. If you are interested in be- recently relocated to Sun City, consider trans-
Please RSVP by January 15 to Lu- coming a member, please contact GARW ferring/rejoining Rotary through our club. If
cille @ firstname.lastname@example.org or Flo @ Membership Chairman, Carolyn Killebrew at you are interested in exploring the possibility
ﬂoz@suddenlink.net. email@example.com, call 863-6396 or visit of becoming a Rotarian, please contact us for
the GARW website at www.garw.org. further assistance.
The Wyoming group has recently or- Republican Club of Sun City Sun City Shriners
ganized and we are looking for anyone who Thursday, February 19, 6 p.m., SCB Tuesday, January 20
has ties to Wyoming and would like to join Contact person: Lydia Rives, 864-0108,
5:30 p.m., County Seat Café
us. We have met a couple of times, and en- firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact: Saadi Ferris, 931-0707
joyed reminiscing about Wyoming. If you www.williamsoncountygop.org
The Sun City Shrine Club will hold it’s
are interested in joining, please contact Gail John Bradley, Williamson County
January meeting on the 20th at the County
District Attorney, will speak at the February
Mullinax at 868-2785 wyokids06@gmail. Seat Cafe on the square. All Shriners and Ma-
com or Ege Reichert at 868-1438, email: sons are invited to attend and should contact
In addition to serving as DA, Mr.
email@example.com. either Tom Hauss, 864-7297 or Ron Ferreri
Bradley is Governor Perry’s appointee as
at 868-9557 to make reservations.
Chairman of the Advisory Committee for
Political the Texas Correctional Ofﬁce on Offenders
Don’t forget “Tabs for Kids” Collection.
with Medical or Mental Impairments, and he
SC Democrats speaks regularly at continuing legal education
Sun City Democrats Meeting seminars in Texas and nationally. He has ap-
Saturday, January 3, 9:30 a.m., ACA peared on Court TV, the News Hour with Jim Congregation Havurah Shalom
Immediately following a social period, Lehrer and National Public Radio. 2nd and 4th Fridays, 7:30 p.m.
Bob Moser, the newly appointed editor of The Cost of the meal is $16. Reservations Bd Mtg Monday, January 5, 7 p.m., MR 1/2
Texas Observer, will speak to the group. should be made before noon on Friday, Feb- For info, call President Howard Karlsberg,
ruary 13. Make your check payable to The 863-7773, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mr. Moser was the former editor of
Republican Club of Sun City and mail to January 9: Jewish Sabbath Services
The Nation Magazine and a John S. Knight
Judy LaPorta, 163 Scissortail, 78633. Your with Oneg to follow. 7:30 p.m., ACA
journalism fellow at Stanford University. He name tag will be waiting for you. Call Judy January 23: Jewish Sabbath Services
also wrote the Southern Poverty Law Center’s at 868-8777 with reservation questions. New with Oneg to follow. 7:30 p.m., ACA
Intelligence Report on American extremists members and guests are welcome.
regarding the religious right and the anti-im- Neighborhood Discussion
SC Democrats meetings are free and
Service Organizations Wednesday mornings, 10 a.m.
A discussion group for women interested
open to the public. Please call Jodi Salyers, Kiwanis Club of Sun City in spirituality meets on Wednesday mornings
president, at 864-2814 or Carol Flynn, com- Every Tuesday morning at 10 a.m., SCB at 10 a.m. at 103 Montley Trail. For informa-
munications chair, at 864-3544 for additional Our January speakers are: tion, call Mary Patricia Morris, 869-8761.
information. Jan. 6 - No meeting
Jan. 13 - Don Loving w/ the Caring Place.
Continued on next page
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Everyone is welcome at our San Gabriel
Unitarian Universalist Gatherings Services,
Friday –January 2, 6:30 p.m. in the
Sun City Activities Center.
Sundays – January 11 and January
25, 10:30 a.m. at the County Seat Café – 3rd
For specific information on pro-
grams for the January services, go to
www.sangabrieluu.org. For addi-
tional information, email Roe Mackey
email@example.com or call 864 7948
A group of Sun City Catholics meets
once a month in each others’ homes. Pot-
luck dinner is followed by the Rosary and
fellowship. There are currently two groups
involved. All Catholics – couples or singles
– are welcome. For more information, please
contact Mona Priddy at 240-4242 or email
“May all your troubles last
as long as your New Year’s
resolutions.” ~Joey Adams
Sun City Texas • January 2009 83
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Travel Seminars (cont.)
Continued from previous page
*Old South Christmas, November 16 – 23
Callaway Garden’s “Fantasy In Lights,” “Christmas at the Bilt-
more,” “A Country Christmas” at the Opry Land Hotel.
*Christmas in New York, December 7 – 12
Radio City Rockettes, Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, West Point,
Culinary Institute, FDR Home and Library, and more
*Athens, the Greek Islands & Beyond, late March 2010
* Italy, Oberammergau’s Passion Play, May 10-21, 2010
Itineraries on above trips available at the seminar. Itineraries can be
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Sun City Texas • January 2009 87
S.C.A.R.S. says Thank You
By Ron Greene, WA2PCY
On November 24, the Sun City Amateur Radio Society
(S.C.A.R.S.) awarded two plaques - one went to Dave Hahn, an em-
ployee of the Sun City Community Association, and the other went to
Dave Thomas, an employee of Pulte for the Pulte Management Team,
who, with their suppliers, took part in building out the Emergency
Operations Center under The Oaks Restaurant. Along with Dave
Thomas, to accept for Pulte, was the Pulte Austin Division President,
Dominic “Dino” Longi.
S.C.A.R.S., a Sun City Chartered Club, had put forth a plan to set
up two Emergency Operation Centers and a network of club members
to man several stations throughout Sun City. The club came to Dave
Hahn with their dilemma of not having a safe place for our second EOC
that could survive the worst weather scenario. Dave was instrumental in
Photo by Sheree Simpson
ﬁnding the room under The Oaks Restaurant that ﬁts the need. Although
small, the room allows the setup of Emergency Radio Equipment for L to R: John Scott, KK5VH; Ron Greene, WA2PCY; Dave Thomas, Pulte;
which the Community Association helped to purchase with a ﬁnancial Dave Hahn, SCTXCA; Dominic Longi, Pulte; Bob Coulter, W1HBP;
Craigler Boegler, W5TSN; and Terry Palmer, AH2H.
grant. Our thanks go out to the members of the Property and Grounds
Committee for their assistance, recognizing our need, and responding presently operational and able to respond to any emergency (which we
in the very helpful way in which they did. hope never comes). S.C.A.R.S. regularly holds communication “nets”
Pulte was approached through Dave Thomas and agreed to ﬁnish to keep our members trained and up-to-date with current procedures
out the room with appropriate equipment and electrical hook-ups, to to be ready to serve the Sun City Community.
allow our equipment to function and be safe during high humidity The Sun City Community should say “Thank you” to Dave Hahn,
conditions. the CA, the members of the Property and Grounds Committee, Dave
Our primary EOC is located in the Fire House in Sun City. During Thomas and the management of Pulte and their suppliers, as they all
a communications emergency, we will have two EOCs and some 20+ stepped to the front of the line to help protect our Community. It might
stations throughout Sun City maintaining communications within Sun also be noted that several of our members, as well the Computer Club,
City and the outside world. We are happy to report that, with the help have donated equipment to the cause. Thanks for caring, and thank
of the aforementioned individuals, companies, and committees, we are you all for helping us help our community.
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Sun Rays Index of Advertisers Denotes new advertiser
Air Conditioning and Heating Edward Jones, Michael Dosier .75 Home Interiors Pet Care
Comfort Express Heating & Air ... 36 First Texas Bank .......................71 Austin Window Fashions ..........43 Loving Care Pet Sitting.............40
G&F Air/Heat ...........................73 Franklin Bank............................77 Barstool Co, The. ......................83 Plumbing
Attorney Gary R. Brown, CPA, CMA .....73 Cordi Woodworks .....................42 Kinsey Plumbing.......................79
Charles E. Lance .......................57 Independent Bank .....................79 CR Window Coverings .............46 Mainstream Services .................73
Wiewel Law Firm ....................79 Scott & White Development .....83 Diva Design Studio ...................73 Real Estate
Automotive The Collector ............................27 Fabric Bin..................................89 ATX Property Management ...83
Christian Brothers Automotive .38 Wachovia/Doug Noble..............45 Image Blinds .............................46 Coldwell Banker .......................73
Classic Automotive Group .......95 Garage Door Repairs Johnson Interiors .......................71 Sun City Title ............................73
Don Hewlett Chevrolet, Buick..40 Absolute Garage Doors .............38 Kinsey Interiors.........................44 Remodeling
Garlyn Shelton Olds, Cadillac ..47 Golf More Space Place......................38 BedRock Homes .......................42
Midas ........................................42 Capital Golf Cars ......................51 Southern Shutters ......................45 Bowman Construction ..............89
Sun Auto Service ...................86 Fairway Golf Carts....................50 Home Security Designer Doors of Austin .........74
Barber Golf on the Square ...................51 Suddenlink ................................50 Discount Tile & Stone ..............90
David’s Barber Shop .................40 Hair Salon Insurance Granite Transformations ..........76
Carpet Cleaning Mi-Me’s ....................................11 Allstate, Doug Townsend..........71 Madera Framing, Inc.................31
Chem Dry ..................................36 Evans, Ewan and Brady ............29 Mr. Handyman ..........................51
State Farm, Bill Edmiston .........47 Rick Brock Painting ..................47
Tile & Stone Nerds ...................71 focus on Health Skinner Screens.........................75
Churches Allen Chiropractic Neurology..... 61 Landscape & Improvements
Andice Baptist Church ..............41 Big Country Tree Experts .........36 Solartex .....................................87
Beleza Med Spa .......................... 65
First Baptist Georgetown ..........41 Central TX Tree Care................96 Vertical Art ...............................79
C.C. Young Retirement ......... 58
Grace Episcopal Church .......86 Drs. Nacol and Gupta.................. 62 Double T Design .......................77 Restaurants
Worship Place ...........................71 Georgetown Dermatology. .......58 Yard Builders ............................46 Catﬁsh Parlour ..........................90
Georgetown Plastic Surgery ....58
Mailing Service El Patron....................................35
Jones Hearing Tech ..................60 Montana Mike’s ........................90
Computer Problems?.................38 Hill Country Eye Center ..........61 PostNet ......................................33
Electrician Janet Becker, Dermatology ......61 Mentors/Tutors
In Charge Electrical .................41 Legacy Hills Hearing Center ........63 Georgetown Partners in Ed .......77 Retail
Tom Norrell ..............................29 Liberty Hill Dental ...................61 All American Mattress ..............50
Meridian Retirement Community ..58 Amish Furniture ........................87
Marketplace Smiles..................65 King’s Helpers Moving Co .......73
Joni’s Unique Boutique.............42
Entertaining Martin Audiology.....................59 Patios/Sun Rooms Quenan’s ...................................35
The Vinyard at Florence ...........40 Rocky Hollow Lodge ...............61 Inﬁnity Exteriors .......................39
Scott & White ..........................85 Storage
Fences Lone Star Patio..........................88
Scott & White Health Plan ..64 Above it All Storage .................41
Allied Fence ..............................36 Nu-View Co. .............................44
Secure Horizons .......................62 Dream Garage Specialist...........74
Financial St. David’s Rehabilitation ........59 Texas Sun and Shade ................42 Super Shelves of Texas .............87
Ameriprise Financial.................44 St. David’s Georgetown .............2 Pest Control Travel
Austin Telco ..............................75 Texas Cardiovascular ...............62 Kings Pest Control ....................11
Vitalogy....................................59 Navigant Vacations ...................67
Children at Heart .......................86 Allstate Pest Control ................39
University of Texas ..................61 Travel Associates ......................67
Eleanor F. Van Arsdall, CPA....47
Toys for Tots
On Monday, November
24, the Sun City Wood-
workers Club donated
wooden toys to the
Caring Place, Shriners
Children’s Hospital, the
Marine Corps Toys for
Tots, and Blue Santa.
Left to right: Ofﬁcer
Lloyd Pearson, Keith
Johnson, Sgt. George
Dixon, Linda Lipscome,
Don Loving, Zif Berry,
Staff Sgt. John Baladez,
and Jim Berry.
Photo by Emily Wallace
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System! Expert help available to hook up your
Surround Sound, Big Screen, DVDs, etc. Program FURNITURE & ACCESSORIES
Universal Remotes; 3+ years in Sun City. Neigh- HEATING/AIR CONDITIONING
• Gorgeous model home furniture & accessories,
borhood Tech Services. (512) 251-5872, cell (512) incredible prices! Kinsey Interiors, 3010 Williams • Get ready for the cold! 10-point check-up only
736-7540, firstname.lastname@example.org Dr., #210, Georgetown. Showroom open Mon. $39 for our Sun City friends. 868-3500. American
CAREGIVER - Fri. 10 am - 5 pm. Air TACL #B009009. FREE CO TEST (Carbon
• CNA/Caregiver: 30 Years exp. CPR certiﬁed. HANDYMAN SERVICES
Seeking private duty in residential homes. Refer- • Be safe and warm - Have your heat checked
• A Work of Art - Handyman Services, specializ- and cleaned for $99 - includes ﬁlter replacement
ences available upon request. Cell phone (254) ing in window cleaning, power washing, interior &
291-1547 or email email@example.com. of your one-inch filter. Ask about our SAM
exterior painting, artistic tree work & other services. agreement. SOS Mechanical, 512-238-6699,
CLOCK REPAIR Art - 925-2921 TACLA006355C
• Hourglass Clock Repair, Tony Manning, • I do it all, too many to mention. Fair prices.
owner - Howard Miller, Service Representative. HOME DECOR
Always worked in Sun City. Call Randy, cell 512-
Antique and modern clocks, 24 years experience. 736-3215 or 254-793-3745. • COTTAGE IN THE PINES - Cottage/Cabin
Free estimates. House calls for Grandfather clocks. Home Decor. Rug Hooking Materials. 40002
• BG Home Repair 512-639-0890 (Bruce) Dryer
819-0803. Settlers Path, Georgetown (Off FM 971) 2 mi.
Vent Cleaning, Carpentry, Post Repair, Painting,
east of Austin Ave. 512-864-7980. Thursday
CONDO FOR RENT Window Cleaning, Small Jobs OK, Crown Mold-
- Saturday Noon - 6.
• Colorado Condo - Crested Butte Mtn. Resort. ing, Power Washing, Yardwork, Furniture moving.
4 Bdrm/4 Bath. Winter or Summer - Avail. for a www.bghomerepair.com HOME HEALTH CARE
week or longer. Come play in the snow or escape • Two Texas Dudes Handyman Service - Car- • Certiﬁed Nursing Assistant seeking private
the summer heat. Call Laura, 262-473-5554, or pentry, Painting, Ceiling Fans. Honest, depend- duty in residential homes. CPR certiﬁed, 30 years
email: firstname.lastname@example.org. able, qualified, punctual. Brad 512-635-0278, experience. References available upon request.
Georgetown. Cell 1-512-496-3959, email wjkson@yahoo.
• Handyman Services - Minor repairs, cleaning
• MARYKAY INDEPENDENT SALES DI- inside and out and painting. No job too small. • Registered CNA, Personal Care, your home
RECTOR (SUN CITY RESIDENT), Call for Insured. Free estimates. Call Hartman Services or facility. 6 p.m. - 7 a.m., Monday - Friday;
Mary Kay Anti-Aging Skin Care Products & at 512-639-0332 24 hours Saturday and Sunday. 2 hr. minimum.
New Mineral Products - Free facial - Gift with •J & J Maintenance - residential and commercial, Reasonable rate. Excellent local references. Call
purchase.Beverly Rogers, 512-864-3662, www. electrical, carpentry, plumbing, drywall, painting, Veevi, 869-4639.
marykay.com/brogers6 HVAC. Bonded, Insured 512-966-1014 HOUSE CLEANING
• MARY KAY - Simple, effective skin care pro- • Carpenter/Handyman - Decks, Fences, Kitch- • Housecleaning Haters! Cleanliness Next to
gram reduces appearance of ﬁne lines, wrinkles; ens, Baths, Drywall, Tile, and custom woodwork- Godliness is our Motto. Totally relax and trust
skin looks firmer, feels softer. Start looking ing. Quality craftsmanship at reasonable rates. Kelly’s Cleaning Service. 25 years experience.
younger! Barbara Akers (Sun City) 868-8518. Kirk 512-851-7938, email: kirkus_98@yahoo. Free estimates. Call 512-694-6767. Competitive
• MARY KAY to enhance a woman’s beauty. com. prices.
Call me for free facial/makeover for a special oc- • Home repair and Maintenance - Plumbing, • Quality Home Cleaning - 20 Years experience.
casion or to make every day special. Independent electrical, and general home repairs. Dependable, References available. Call Alicia, 512-864-1439
Beauty Consultant Jan Watson, 864-1352 or www. prompt and reliable. Sun City resident, Scott (Sun City resident)
MaryKay.com/janwatson Persons, 512-639-9136.
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HYPNOSIS MOVING AND STORAGE TRAVEL
• More than you might imagine. Learn self- • Prinz Moving and Storage - Local and long
• Classiﬁeds • Classiﬁeds • Classiﬁeds • Classiﬁeds• Advertiser Index • Advertiser Index • Advertiser Index
• Sally Fisher, VIP TRAVEL – Worldwide Trav-
hypnosis, self-improvement, relaxation, overcome distance for all of your moving needs. 512-563- el Simpliﬁed. Cruises, Tours, Hotels, Vacations.
phobias and fears, coping with medical problems. 8714. Unique Trips & Group Travel. 512-255-6690,
Over 500 issue topics. Jim Wayland, Ph.D., 512- • Mighty E’s Moving - 15 yrs experience. Owner/ sallyﬁsher13@gmail.com. Get Out ‘N Travel.
869-6400. Operator, local/long distance/in house, fully in- • CWT Navigant Vacations - Virtuoso Member,
INCOME TAX PREPARATION sured. Residential and Commercial specializing Specialists in The Art of Travel. Accredited Cruise
• Personal, business, rental property, 30+ in all household goods. Boxes/ﬁne furnishings/ Counselors. Cruises, Trours, Resorts & Spas. Group
years experience. Federal and all states. IRS E- pianos, etc. Can also haul away lumber, items to Travel Manager: Yvonne.Kennon@navigant.com.
ﬁle available. Eileen Shafer, Sun City resident. landﬁll, etc. (512) 502-8300. 800-397-5713.
(512) 240-4511. PAINTING TREE SERVICE
• Doyle Pendleton, Enrolled Agent, Certiﬁed • Southern Painting - Free estimates. Interior and
Financial Planner™ - Tax Preparation, IRS • MILLERS TREE SERVICE – Almost never
exterior. Bonded and insured. Over 30,000 homes underbid. Serving Sun City 12 years. Trimming,
Representation, Sun City Resident, will pick-up painted in 18 years. Excellent references. $100 off
and deliver. 512-506-9777, www.doylependleton. removal, roof clearing, tree planting, yard mowing.
with ad. www.southernpainting.com, 716-1114 Free estimates. 869-1012, Georgetown. Insured.
com. • Chris’ Home Improvements - Free estimates,
INSURANCE • Jody’s Tree Service – We use sterilized blades
interior specialist on painting, sheetrock, textur-
• Confused with all the Medicare supplement and proper pruning techniques. 24/7, Insured. Call
ing. www.chrishomeimprovements.com. 512-
information you are receiving these days? Let 512-579-7876, or email jody@jodystreeservice.
Sun City resident Ron Isgitt clear up the issues for com. Visit us at www.jodystreeservice.com. Cell
PET SITTING (254) 624-8470.
you. He offers best rates available for Medicare
• Susan of “SUSAN’S TLC PET SITTING” • Aabear Tree – Proper Pruning - Off Roof - Raise
Supplements, Medicare Advantage, Part D, Health
Sun City resident, available to home sit your pets Canopy - Storm Damage - Mistletoe Removal -
Insurance for those under 65, Dental, Long Term
or just your home. Insured and Bonded. Pets are Stump Grinding - Complete Clean-up - An Arbor-
Care, Life Insurance, and Annuities. Call 773-8412
fed, exercised and given TLC. SusansTLCPetSit ist who takes his work artfully. 864-9898. Check
@aol.com or 512-785-3535 us out in the referral book.
• Medicare Open Enrollment Ends March 31st!
You can still make a plan change. New for 2009... UPHOLSTERY
Secure Horizons now offers Zero Premium, Pri- • All-levels piano students... Call Eve Fariss
(Sun City) 512-240-4734. Teach Music Theory, • AMAZING RECOVERY – furniture re-uphol-
vate-Fee-For-Service Plans (also accepted by Scott stery, repairs, restyling. Custom cornice boards.
& White Sun City for existing patients). Call or Sightreading, Chord Training, Piano Literature.
Bachelors of Music, Southwestern; Masters of Over 25 years experience. References. Free esti-
email for more information. Mike Yasi - Secure mates. Sun City resident, Sue, 512-868-9480.
Horizons, Sun City Specialist. 512-565-3839. Music, U.T. Austin.
email@example.com PSYCHOTHERAPY VETERINARIAN SERVICES
INTERIOR DESIGN • Inner Journey into Mind-Body-Spirit. Heal- • Roadrunner Mobile Vet: Sun City resident will
ing, Loss, Grieving, Forgiveness, Relaxation, come to your home to provide vaccinations, exams
• THE LONE ARRANGER- Room Makeovers
Shamanic Counseling, Past-life Regression. 32 & minor treatments for your pet. For appointment,
using your existing items; help with colors & new
years experience. Glenda Rosenberg, M.Ed., call Dr. Black, DVM, Ph.D. @ 864-3491.
furniture purchases. A Designer look at $30/hour.
References. M.J. HUNTER, 863-3597 L.P.C. #3981, 868-1217 WALLPAPER HANGING/PAINTING
• Accents by Anette- Affordable Interior Design • Helping Discouragement Through Encour- • PAPER DOLLS * Wallpaper Hanging &
consultant • Coordinator • Organizer • Stager • agement. Post-holiday blues, emotional discom- Removal. Interior painting. Shelly Carpenter
Color Specialist • 30 years experience • References fort, physical, and addiction issues. Jim Wayland, Cell 818-5518.
available • Sun City resident. Anette Strother, Ph.D. 512-869-6400. WINDOW CLEANING & TINTING
• Biodegradable cleaners used. Treat your
LAWN CARE • TV Centers, cabinets in laundry room, book- windows and home to some “TLC” and improve
• Budd’s Lawn Service: Free quotes. Call 512- cases, computer desks, crown mold, shelving, etc. your view. Call Ron at Stay Brite Window at
746-5830, or cell, 512-366-0659. Leave message. Resident 10 years Sun City. Over 600 jobs. Our 876-9579. Insured.
MASSAGE design - your design. Jay’s Cabinets, 512-635-
• A-a-a-h Massa-a-a-ge: Sun City resident serv- 3459, 512-869-2654. • FREE - FAST ESTIMATES: Top quality work
at affordable prices. We also do Pressure Washing.
ing Sun City. Receive beneﬁts of massage in your RVs & SELF STORAGE Call Shawn at Country Window Cleaning, Inc.
home. Call Peggy Rouh, Licensed (#MT043519) • Sun City residents own a new RV & Self Stor-
Therapist and Instructor, 630-6742. for your estimate today. 512-699-6006.
age facility near the back entrance to Sun City,
• Holiday stress is fast approaching. For a won- • 10% Discount for new customers: Over 15
Hwy 195 & Bonnet Lane. 868-3900, 819-9896.
derful and relaxing massage in your home, call years experience. Also install Christmas lights,
• Admiral Storage - 6608 Jim Hogg Drive. Close pressure washing, handyman jobs. Eric’s Windows
Jonnell, (512) 632-3259. to Sun City. RV, boat, and self-storage units. Call
• FREE MASSAGE - for spa party host. Gather & Lights. 512-963-0888.
508-0492 for our low rates.
your friends for fun & relaxation. Individual The Sun Rays does not endorse or
services available too - manicure, pedicure, mas- promote any product or service
sage. (512) 966-6748. • CUSTOM TABLE PADS provide protection
advertised. Veriﬁcation of qualiﬁcations
against Scratches, Burns, Watermarks, or
MOTORCYCLES/MOTOR SCOOTERS other accidents. Custom Made for Custom
and current license is the responsibility
• www.FlipSideCycleMart.com. Motorcycle of persons seeking service.
Fit. Contact AUSTIN CUSTOM TABLE PADS,
maintenance, repairs, customizing/building/fabri- www.customtablepads.com Mike Richardson
cation, electrical repairs, INSPECTIONS, discount - toll free (877) 230-3515; cell 512-468-6019;
v-twin parts. USED BIKES COMING SOON. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tues.-Sat., 11 am - 5 pm. 40109 Industrial Park
Circle, Georgetown. 863-0707.
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See page 5 for current month meeting information for these committees.
CHARTERED CLUB EMERGENCY MGT. GOLF Richard Mee SPECIAL PROJECTS C.O. Smith
(NON-SPORTS) 2nd and 4th Fridays 2nd Monday Marcus Picker As needed, CR Jim Walker
1st Thursday 2 pm, AC 9 a.m., MR 3 3 p.m., MR1 • Wayne Schulze • Kent Buikema Jim Goza (SL)
Richard Ancy • Earl Kilbride LaNell Bilbro Dave Young James Copps Ken Finn (COG)
Jill Greer Bob Robinson Ken Buford Carol VanWassehnova (SL) Kim Moran Karen Chapman*
Jim Hastings Lena Sue Rozell Wilbur Chapman Fran Sanders* Bob Nelson Open**
• Tom Hauss Chris Vitera • John Graves Open** James Rogan ASSISTED LIVING
Earl Rubenstein Don Cormier Don Grider NOMINATING Ken Wheeler TASK FORCE
Marge Swearingen Dick Hanson Donna Hixon As needed. Micki Wiesner 3rd Friday
Barbara Wood Gene Dalton Jim Hoverson Lois Case Jim Romine (SL) Lois Case
Dick Baker (SL) ELECTIONS Jim Taylor Steve Fought David Johnson*
Open* As needed. Bob White • Chuck Graham Open**
Open** Jackie Cuozzo Tom Hackney (SL) Steve Soelberg SPORTS • Mert Darling
COMMUNICATIONS Louise (Tex) Horvath Terri Pender* Judi Wells 3rd Monday
Sally Winslow Nancy Greathouse
2nd Wednesday • Phyllis Vogel Open** 11:30 a.m., CR Betty Jukes
9:30 am, CR Neil Weber Ann Dodson (SL) Ed Bailey
LANDSCAPED Clara McNamara* Sandra Kienitz
Judy Butler Jane Wickersham Richard Bradley
Jim Romine (SL) MAINTAINED HOMES Grace Townsend** Stephen Tucker
Don Cherek Robert (Bob) Culp
Mike Goodman Open* 1st Friday PROPERTY & • Allan Lambert
Bonita Kennedy Open** Carol Belmont GROUNDS Dave Larson Key:
Darrell Buck 2nd and 4th Tuesday Tom Steck • Bold - Chairman
Phyllis Moses FINANCE 1:30 p.m., AC, MR 1/2
Stephanie Matlock 4th Tuesday Claire Donnelly John Wood * Ex-ofﬁcio
Vicki Gahlbeck Reg Bessmer ** Alternate Ex-ofﬁcio
Sondra Carlton (SL) 1 p.m., AC Dick Denny Caroline Rosenbaum (SL)
Sandy Morrow** (Some exceptions) • Robert Granger W.R. Helge* SL Staff Liaison
Catrin DuBois (SL) Donald Imig
COVENANTS Rufus Barnes Jim Knothe Open**
Pam Cassidy Open* WILDLIFE
1st Wednesday Bill Leisey
9 am, CR • Ira Dolich Open** Jodi Salyers 1st Wednesday,
• Al Aufforth Don Gudinas MODIFICATIONS Mel Schuette 3 p.m., ACR
Ann Barry John Mallory Every Thursday Bill Wertzberger • Richard Cryan
Bill Porr John Phipps Bob Young
Dennis Walter 8:30 a.m., CR Bruce Epstein
Joyce Rubenstein (Some exceptions) Tom Hackney (SL) Robert Fears
Joanie Shapiro Ann Dodson (SL) Marshall Pearlstein*
Open* Jerry Bratz Gary A. Goldfeder
Dave Wilks Howard Karlsberg Open** Jim Grier
Carl Zimmerman (SL) Open**
Joe Kish Julia Miller
Neighborhood 1/1B: Neighborhood 14: Neighborhood 24B2: Neighborhood 38:
Mike Hollingsworth - 240-4496 David Johnson - 864-0986 Betty Danyluk - 819-9311 Dan Pennisi - 868-9831
A - Marianne Johnson - 864-7258 A - Open A - Barbara W. Anderson - 869-3237 A-Bob DeWeerdt - 869-8319
Neighborhood 2: Neighborhood 41
Neighborhood 15: Neighborhood 25: Gail Regouffre - 819-4666
Pat Clendenin - 868-5490 Gail Mullinax - 868-2785 Terri Pender - 864-2997
A - Open A - Janie Cundiff - 863-0566
A - Open A - Jerry Bratz - 863-0878 Neighborhood 42
Neighborhood 3: Neighborhood 16A/B/28: Neighborhoods 26: Judy Reasoner - 864-3987
Open John Hopper - 869-8295 Earl Kilbride - 868-1360 A - Open
A-Marshall Pearlstein - 868-8298 A-Garnie McCormick - 868-4435 A - Sam Grant - 864-9501 Neighborhood 43:
Neighborhood 4: Neighborhood 27: Gene Jantzen - 864-5339
Neighborhoods 16-3/17/22: A - Patsy Hoover - 863-5394
Marilyn Hooks - 868-2537 Suzann Patterson - 863-9363
Steve Fought - 863-5543 Neighborhood 44:
A-Carolyn Heald - 819-9484 A - Sharon Dunning - 863-7045
A - Sandra Ward - 868-2126 Sharon Lesikar - 869-3572
Neighborhood 5: Neighborhood 30:
Neighborhood 18: A - Anita Drouin - 240-4514
Tom Dargis - 864-7874 Open
Owen Williams - 864-3737 Neighborhood 45:
A - Randy Lesseps - 869-1124 A-Shirley Westmoreland - 869-8019 Howard Nitzkowski - 863-8676
A - Klaus Ploetner - 868-9768
Neighborhood 6: Neighborhood 31: A - Dennis Morgan - 863-4982
Open Neighborhood 19: Louise Phillips - 819-0815 Neighborhood 46:
A-Paul Poston - 868-1878 Lorraine Wheeler - 869-8554 A - Glenda ‘Jo’ Hatley - 863-8695 Mel Schuette - 863-0311
Neighborhood 7: A - Joyce Cherek - 868-5437 A - Derwood Crocker - 869-3098
Open Neighborhood 20/29: Barbara Guenther - 869-1752 NREP OFFICERS:
A - Open John Copelan - 864-7731 Rose Moss - 863-4631 Earl Kilbride - Chairman
Neighborhood 9: A-Duane Hostetter - 868-8621 Neighborhood 33: email@example.com
Tom Kincheloe - 868-8517 686-1360
Neighborhood 21: Marge Gurrola - 864-9717
A - Open Dan Pennisi - Vice-Chair
Chuck Hayes - 869-2629 A - Lyn Anderson - 635-5644 868-9831
Neighborhood 10: A - Open Neighborhood 34: Clara McNamara - Secretary
Open Neighborhood 23: Craig Carver - 240-5545 864-3678
A - Open Judie Grossenbacher - 240-4755 A - Nichole Hendricks - 240-5959 Nancy Snow - Communications
Neighborhood 11/8: A - Terah Sterns - 686-1344 Neighborhood 35 868-0154
John Henderson - 863-7877 Neighborhood 24A: Karen Ackley - 240-5607 Get your copy of the weekly NRep News from
A-Gary Jones - 864-7224 Dee Rozenburg - Non published A-Open your NRep via E-mail or pick one up at the
Neighborhood 12/37A: A - Beverly Sutton - 864-9857 Fitness Center, Activities Center, Social Cen-
Neighborhood 36: ter Monitor Desk, Woodshop, City Market,
Bob Sobotik - 863-6901 Neighborhood 24B1: George Reagan - 931-2147 1st Texas Bank or the CA ofﬁce - or log on to:
A - Open Leon Buck - 868-1034 A - Open www.sctxca.org under Neighborhoods
Neighborhood 13: A - Open NREP MEETINGS: 3rd Wednes-
Edward Shinskie - 868-5120 day each month 10 a.m., Atrium
A - Open
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Cabling & Bracing Locally Owned & Operated
Insect & Disease 38 Years Experience
Fertilization Competitively Priced
Expert Diagnostics Personalized Service
Removals & Insured for your protection
Caring for your trees as if they were our own.
Andy Johnson, B.S., Forestry Servicing Sun City
for 8 Years
Sun City Texas
Live Life to the Fullest!
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