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					        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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                                                                                                                                                  Inside
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
                                                                                                                         Having Fun
                                                                                                                         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
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                2 Texas Drive, Georgetown, Texas 78633
                Main Line 864-1200 • Fax Line 864-1178                                                                   the Silver Sneakers?
  Sondra Carlton, Editor               Layout & Design, Emily Wallace
    sondra.carlton@pulte.com              emily.wallace@pulte.com
            512-864-1202                        512-864-1225
   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!
                                  issue.
                                                                                                       The Alternative Healing & Wellness Club presents
             DISPLAY Ads: call Richard Schroeder,
      512-864-1204 or rschro1350@aol.com (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

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                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
  EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
                                                                                                 Lobby Reception Desk - Main Number ......... 864-1200
  Jim Romine .................864-1210                             jim.romine@pulte.com          CA Office (Front Desk) ....................864-1220 or 1221
     ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT                                                                    CA Fax ........................................................... 864-1178
     Katie Sutton ............864-1256                            katie.sutton@pulte.com         Gail Frias, Office Manager .............................. 864-1253
  DIRECTOR OF FINANCE                                                                            For Ticket Information ......................864-1220 or 1221
  Ann Dodson ................864-1203                             ann.dodson@pulte.com                 SOCIAL CENTER - 2 TEXAS DRIVE
     ASSISTANT CONTROLLER                                                                        Monday - Friday .............................. 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
     Dawn Machu …864-1252                                       dawn.machu@pulte.com             Saturday - Sunday ............................ 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
     ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLES (BILLING QUESTIONS?)                                                       ACTIVITY CENTER - 1 TEXAS DRIVE
     Learhea(la.ray)Grant 864-1229                              learhea.grant@pulte.com          Front Desk Phone (unmanned) ...................... 864-1228
     ACCOUNTS PAYABLES                                                                           Monday - Friday ............................ 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
     Lyn Eyster ... 864-1206                                     lynda.eyster@pulte.com          Saturday - Sunday ............................ 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
     ACTIVITIES ASSISTANT (ROOM SCHEDULING)                                                      FITNESS CENTER - 2 TEXAS DRIVE - BLDG C
     Cynthia Chapman....864-1211                           cynthia.chapman@pulte.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                         sondra.carlton@pulte.com          Outdoor Pool Summer Hours .........Open until 9:00 pm
     ACTIVITIES COORDINATOR                                                                      FITNESS CENTER NEW RESIDENT ORIENTATION
     Kristin Brown...........864-1207        kristin.brown@pulte.com                             Tuesday ............................................................ 6:45 pm
                                                                                                 Thursday .......................................................... 2:00 pm
     ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT (Sun Rays Layout/Design)                                           Sunday ............................................................. 1:00 pm
     Emily Wallace………864-1225                emily.wallace@pulte.com                             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                dick.baker@pulte.com                                WHITE WING GOLF - 151 DOVE HOLLOW
     WEB ADMINISTRATOR                                                                                 COWAN CREEK - 1433 COOL SPRING
     Larry Douglas (1-5pm) 864-1217                             larry.douglas@pulte.com                        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                             tom.hackney@pulte.com            Cowan Creek Pro Shop .................................. 864-1111
     MAINTENANCE MANAGER                                                                         Pro Shop ......................................... 6:30 am - 5:30 pm
     David Hahn ............864-1238                               david.hahn@pulte.com          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                                  jim.goza@pulte.com        Chelsea: 208.180.124.102
       SET-UP SUPERVISOR                                                                         DIRECTOR OF GOLF
                                                                                                 Neil Etter ................. 864-1242 or netter@eaglegolf.com
       Sheree Simpson ....864-1224                           sheree.simpson@pulte.com            DIRECTOR OF MAINTENANCE
     LANDSCAPE SUPERINTENDENT (COMMON AREAS)                                                     Gary Wilson ........ 864-0401 or gwilson@eaglegolf.com
     Catrin Dubois .........864-1239                            catrin.dubois@pulte.com          HEAD GOLF PROFESSIONAL
       CUSTOMER SERVICE TECHNICIANS (MAINTAINED HOMES)                                           Lee Matthews .... 864-1241 or lmatthews@eaglegolf.com
                                                                                                 PRO SHOP MANAGER
       David Longacre 864-1223 N14A, 24A, 25, 30, Classic MT david.longacre@pulte.com            Sheila Diller .............. 864-1257 or sdiller@eaglegolf.com
       Aaron Johnson .... 864-1231 N24B1, 24B2, 33           aaron.johnson@pulte.com
                                                                                                                          COMPUTER LAB
                  COMMUNITY STANDARDS                                                            Hours vary ..................................................... 864-1176
  COMMUNITY STANDARDS DIRECTOR                                                                                CATERING AND RESTAURANTS
  Carl Zimmerman ........864-1251                           carl.zimmerman@pulte.com             Caddy Shack Cafe ........................................... 869-6666
     COMMUNITY STANDARDS ASSISTANT (MODIFICATIONS QUESTIONS?)                                    caddyshackcafe.com
     Carol VanWassehnova 864-1205                      carol.vanwassehnova@pulte.com             Catering by Mopsie .................................512-365-8962
                                                                                                 mopsie@cateringbymopsie.com
                   FITNESS CENTER                                                                G&M Catering ........................................512-929-8305
  FRONT DESK…………864-1215    PERSONAL TRAINERS                                                    jerretta@gmcatering.com
  FITNESS DIRECTOR          Bekki Callaway.............864-1216                                  Little Big City Catering .................................. 257-3085
  Caroline Rosenbaum ...864-1213                        rebecca.callaway@pulte.com               rtimmins@yahoo.com
    caroline.rosenbaum@pulte.com                  John Rutan .................. 864-1214         Sun City Amigos ............................................. 864-0111
                                                                                                 ckresch@suddenlink.net
     FITNESS COORDINATOR                                     john.rutan@pulte.com
                                                                                                 Wildfire Catering ............................................ 869-3473
     Don Elgin ...............864-1194            GROUP FITNESS CLASS COORDINATOR                wcox7@austin.rr.com
              don.elgin@pulte.com                 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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                                                                                                                         CA News
 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 • brent.baker@pulte.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 • shannon.barksdale@delwebb.com
      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 • molly.grantges@pulte.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
            Fitness Orientation:
          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               braynie@gmail.com
  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
                                                                                                                      Stan Willbanks
         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                               swillbanks@suddenlink.net
    Social Center Ballroom, 2 Texas Drive               8:45 a.m., Social Center Ballroom


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CA News                                                                          CA Administration




                    Let’s Communicate!
                    Jim Romine
                    Executive Director

      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:


CA Activities




                                                                                 CA Facilities*

Board of Directors




                                                                               *Includes Maintenance, Landscaping and Housekeeping

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Social Center
Monitors
                                                                                                                      CA News
                                                                            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
                                                                            these offenses.
                                                                                 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
                                                                           Via e-mail:
                                                                           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 


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Financials

                                  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
                                                                              Texas.
                                                                            • 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
  tors.
                                                                                  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.
                                                                            emergencies.
• 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. 

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                                                                                                                                                         Sun City
                                                                                                                                                         Texas
Community Standards
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 carl.zimmerman@pulte.com
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
                                                                                    Paragraph 3.7.
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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                                                                                                     New Location
Carol’s desk… continued
12) Mulching Material (Seasonal Placement)
13) Painting Exterior of the Home without changing color
                                                                                           MI-ME’S
                                                                              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
                                                                         (Shampoo included.)
Homes.
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.


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                                                                                                                                                    Texas
CA News
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.dubois@pulte.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          johnson@pulte.com or David at david.longacre@pulte.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

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                                                                                                                       CA News
                                      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.


                                                                                                                              Events
      When you see this symbol next to an event, it means

                                                                                            HANDEL’S
      that event is CA sponsored.

                   Activities with Kristin
                                                                                            MESSIAH
                   O      ne of the wonderful amenities that the Com-
                          munity Association provides is the planning
                     of our day outings. These trips are put together
                                                                                                Sing-a-Long
                     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
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                                                                                                                                                 Sun City
                                                                                                                                                 Texas
Events
         Sun City Fitness Center
           Motivation Lecture
        “BEING human: Intellectual, Spiritual,
                 AND Physical”
             by Assistant Professor of Kinesiology at
                    Southwestern University:
            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
                                           Their Bodies
                                 • 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.

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                                                                                                                                      Events
                            Texas Independence Day
                              Monday                             Celebration!
                                                                   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.
                                                                               Independence
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.


   Texas Wisdom
    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.


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                                                                                                                                                            Sun City
                                                                                                                                                            Texas
Events                                                                                    Georgetown Wedding and
   Coffee and a new Classic; Liz Carmack
                                                                                           Event Extravaganza
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-                        kristin.brown@pulte.com
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


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                                                                                                                           Dances
     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 kristin.brown@pulte.com                                     being a hot band in Texas.


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                                                                                                                                                  Texas
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;


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                                       Purchase your tickets for CA Sponsored Outings at the CA office.
                                                                                                                                Outings
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-


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                                                                                                                                                          Sun City
                                                                                                                                                          Texas
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

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               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                 jhweck@verizon.net 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:
                        newsandviews@suddenlink.net

                                      Purchase your tickets for CA Sponsored Outings at the CA office.
                                                                                                                                Outings
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

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                                                                                                                                                          Texas
Dominoes and
  Table Games
                                    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!




                                                                                                 Liverpool Rummy

                   Hand and Foot Canasta




                        Pegs and Jokers                                                           Mexican Train

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                                                                                                      Chartered Clubs
                                                                                                      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
jameshast@suddenlink.net
     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 jodotcom@aol.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 dougnjoan@suddenlink.net.                    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
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Chartered Clubs
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
                                                  sctxca.org/suncity/clubs-groups/clubs/
     You are welcome to come by and enjoy                                                            No Trump.
                                                  bridgdup/
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 greenberg.ms@gmail.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
                                                                                                     Computer
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
                                                  Activities Center.
and billiards in general, visit our website on                                                       email: info@sctxcompclub.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         bmesselt@verizon.net) 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
                                                  email hmlawl@verizon.net
                                                                                                     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
www.sctxca.org
                                                  • 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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                                                                                                        Chartered Clubs
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 sandyarico@suddenlink.net 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: ngrattan@suddenlink.net
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.
are provided.
     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.                          annfoley747@aol.com, 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                          ed_difeagin@yahoo.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
sandyarico@suddenlink.net                          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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Chartered Clubs
Continued from previous page
                                                                              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.
                                                                              Kaiser.
     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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Foreign Language
Contact: Judith Harries, 868-1707, or
email: jbharries@juno.com
      FRENCH—SIG Director, Marcia Fuhr,
fgfuhr@verizon.net or 819-0888.
      Beginners French for Travelers may be
offered again in 2009. For more information,
contact David Kirk at djkirk@travel.lover.org
or 868-6564.
      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, dianecooklee@gmail.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,
leakraus@suddenlink.net or 869-7645.
Conversational Hebrew is held weekly on
Wednesdays, Activities Center Conference
Room at 11 a.m. Please note the change
in time.
      GERMAN—SIG Director, Peter Illing,
illingpj@suddenlink.net, 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, mcgranlund@hotmail.com, 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, joebennett@suddenlink.net, 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, h_j_taylor@hotmail.com                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 mabturpin@gmail.com.                   tact Sandy Goodman, 868-3453, or email
waiting list. We continue to meet casually            Current Classes: Contact Judy Harries,        mkegoodman@aol.com.
at the restaurant “Mariachis de Jalisco” ev-     jbharries@juno.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-         letytqueen@aol.com. Read more about all of
930-8180, lefkow60@aol.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 jeannette1754@hotmail.com
      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 p.mack@suddenlink.net
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
                                                                                 marjim@suddenlink.net Membership: Janice Sisney,
                                                                                 240-44546 or jmmokc@aol.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
                                                                                 rbgehr@suddenlink.net.
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.
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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 jdgrier@msn.com 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
information.
     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 devillez05@verizon.net, 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 wj-sandusky@suddenlink.net.
     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,
hank@bighank.com, can provide details.
     If you are interested in black powder shooting, contact Larry
Maltz, 869-7003, or email pattilm@verizon.net.
     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 gns2445@yahoo.com.
     Club website. Visit the Hunting and Fishing Club’s website at
www.sctxca.org for more details about any of our activities.

             Investment Education
             Tuesday, January 20, 11 a.m., ACA
              Contact: Charles Echard (VP and Program Chair) at
868-2341 or email chucke1940@gmail.com or Rick Rowder (Trea-
sure) at 819-0977 or email rickrower@yahoo.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 chucke1940@gmail.com ; or Rick Rowder (Treasurer)
at 819-0977 or email rickrower@yahoo.com.
Mah Jongg
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
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Nature http://sctxca.org/suncity/clubs-groups/clubs/nature/
Tuesday, January 20, 2:30 p.m., SCB
Contact: Dorothy Warner, President, at 868-8036, or e-mail:
warnerdd@hotmail.com
                 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 suncitypetclub@yahoo.com, 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 rona105@verizon.net, or call          Contact: Jim Bilbro, President, email jim.photoclub@suddenlink.net
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 mann.lynn@gmail.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.
          suncitypetclub@yahoo.com.                                         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.

RV
Thursday, January 22, at Dale’s Essenhaus in Walburg
Contact: President – Al Largent – pal@hal-pc.org or 864-7815.
                         Please make reservations before January 16
                    for the January lunch meeting to pal@hal-pc.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-
nah, Treasurer.
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 jlubey@msn.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 – pal@hal-pc.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
                                                                          economic times.
Contact: Bob Kissner, 863-6504, or email jrkissner@aol.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 jrtexas@suddenlink.net.
“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
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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 tradermiketx@aol.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 cbbaa@verizon.net
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
pattistinson@verizon.net                                                       Dowell at 864-1762, or claudeen@verizon.net.
      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.                                         debarad@aol.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 pccooney1@verizon.net 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 - trishie138@aol.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, k.bryant14@yahoo.com, 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 woncie@verizon.net                                                          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 byule@suddenlink.net.                                        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 dwf106@verizon.net                                       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 gkkoonce1@verizon.net.                   or pattistinson@verizon.net.
      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          cmccoy.foto@verizon.net
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 pnjlj@verizon.net. 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 cmccoy.foto@verizon.net.
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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Sundancers
Square and Round Dance Club
www.sctxca.org/suncity/clubs-groups/sites/sundance/index.html
     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 snancy201@yahoo.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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Chartered Clubs
                                                                                     Speaking of newsletters, any member or prospective member
WGA 9 Hole Group www.sctwga.com                                                 should send their latest email address to bill@thornton.net 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 georgehampton@suddenlink.net.
 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 annesuebell7@msn.com.
 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 loraine@dunollielooms.net 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 balljudy@suddenlink.net
Contact Bill Thornton, (bill@thornton.net), 864-2380                                   Zoomers has six existing women’s book clubs. Contact Bon-
Web Site: http://www.sctxwoodshop.com/                                          nie Boorman at bboorman@gmail.com 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-        dwolchik@verizon.net.
                 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 dwolchik@verizon.net 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


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                                                                                 Chartered Clubs
LaFrance at belafrance@suddenlink.net.
      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 raywelch110@hotmail.com to
be put on the wait list.
      Group 2: There are currently openings in the second group. Con-
tact Janet Earle at janetearle@suddenlink.net
      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 dwolchik@verizon.net for information.
      We also have bridge and Mah Jongg groups. Bridge groups are
full, but you may contact Diane Wolchik at dwolchik@verizon.net 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 dyke2@suddenlink.net can tell you about Group 2,
which meets on the 2nd and 4th Mondays.
                           Sports Activities
      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.
                       Membership/Hospitality
      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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     Sunday                  Monday                      Tuesday                    Wednesday                  Thursday                  Friday                  Saturday



January
                                                                                                                                          Friends of the
                                                                                                                                          Library 9 am
                                                                                                                                       Landscaped              Sun City Democrats
                                                                                                                                    Maintained Homes             9:30 am, ACA


     Activities
                                                                                                                                    10 am, AC, MR 3/4
                                                                                                            Happy New
                                                                                                              Year!               Line Dancing 2 pm, FC        Messiah Sing Along
                                                                                                                                                                   4 pm, SCB
                                                                             News & Views
                                                                                Every Monday and Tuesday,
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   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
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 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
                                                                                                                     San Antonio
                                                                                                                      Missions
                                                                                                                     Depart VCPL
                            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
                                                              Dillards
                                                           Depart VCPL
                                                              8:30 am
                          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


January Clubs
                                                                                                                           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
                                          L
                                          LH
                                                 Social Center Library
                                                 Legacy Hills Golf Course
                                                                            VCPL
                                                                            WW
                                                                                   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
                                                                                                                                           for Incontinence
                              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
Round 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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                                                          Sun City
                                                          Texas
                                                                                                             Pro Shop Staff
                                                                                                                Professional 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)
                                                                                                                   Buddy Spretz
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
                                                                                                                Chelsea Automated
                                                                                                          Tee Time System - 864-3901 or
                                                                                                             website 208.180.124.102
                                                                                                           Upcoming Clinics
                                                                                                    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
                                                                                                           208.180.124.102

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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


                                                                                 sweet shots
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 (rvyoung@me.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,
                                                                        Bem McKenzie
    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
                                                                        Davis
         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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Fitness                                          S
                                                  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


  Center
                                                      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


     news
                                                 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
                                                                                                                                      before!
       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
of 2009.
     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:



    Diet
                                                                                   • 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

     4-Letter
                                                                                   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. 

                                                                                                          NOTICE
                                                                                     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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Healthy Interests
     Health Seminars other than CA sponsored
        seminars are listed on page 85.

  Support Groups
  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 (lorings2@aol.com) or Ed Quillen, 869-
  at 864-0095 or Mardy Yonikas at 864-0451.                             5934 (equillen@verizon.net) 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
  at 864-0904.
                                                                     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
  lanellchampion@yahoo.com..                                         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:


                             Physical Therapy
                           Occupational Therapy
                       Speech and Language Therapy
                               Wound Care
                            Massage Therapy
                            McKenzie Therapy
                          Lymphedema 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


                              (512) 931-2791


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  Janet K. Becker, M.D., P.A.
           Board Certified, Dermatology
             Dermatology and
           Dermatologic Surgery
         900 Round Rock, Ave., Suite 206
                    671-7546
  (In Round Rock, on Hwy 620, 1 block west of IH-35)




                                                  Board Certified
                                              Chiropractic Neurologist




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CA ExtendedTravel
          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!
                                                                                                     2009 TOURS
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
trademark.
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
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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.
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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Around Georgetown
 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 chub1414@suddenlink.net, with copy to Nancy Snow, Edi-
   tor, at nsnow4501@aol.com. (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, wagywagy@suddenlink.net,
     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, coveyd@georgetownisd.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.
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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-           wayne@georgetown-texas.org.
                                                  tact Barbara Heer @ 864-9448, or email
AARP “55 Alive” Driver                            BJHeer@suddenlink.net for information            Cycling
                                                                                                   http://www.suncitytxcyclists.org
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 4charleen@gmail.com                  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 (smhorne@verizon.net) 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 fellak1@suddenlink.net.
     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,
jphhh@suddenlink.net                              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 ksdidriksen@aol.com. 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.                                      bwyer@verizon.net                                of meetings, call Lea Kraus at 512-869-7645, or
                                                                                                   e-mail her at leakraus@suddenlink.net; or Geri
Born In Texas                                     Cruisers                                         Scheer, 864-0212 or gerischeer@verizon.net.
     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
carolynheald@aol.com.                             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 hulagal98@hotmail.com or 686-1906, or
the second Thursday of each month. If you         questions and meeting places and times Call      Martha Toler, marjotoler@verizon.net or
are from the UK and would like to social-                                                          868-3639.


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                                                                                                       Interest Groups
Illinois
     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-
illinoisclubsctx@verizon.net 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 R-hansen@suddenlink.net                         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                                                      brendaleisey@suddenlink.net 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 ascavella@suddenlink.net
                                                   for as low as $2.60/class.                       Bill Hartmann at 512-863-6117 or e-mail him
Jazz                                               Mentors and Tutors                               at wwehart1@aol.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 ron3@tegts.com.                        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 wagywagy@suddenlink.net            (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 braynie@gmail.com 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
                                                   bbpetty@verizon.net (864-0683) or Mary
a member and just don’t know it. Officially                                                          Browning 864-7544
                                                   Lou Harrington at marylou10tx@aol.com
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 acancersurvivor@yahoo.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 jlrams2002@yahoo.com.                     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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Interest Groups
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, kathiwmac@aol.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 @ tlhusar@suddenlink.net or Flo @          Membership Chairman, Carolyn Killebrew at        you are interested in exploring the possibility
floz@suddenlink.net.                              cmkillebrew@aol.com, call 863-6396 or visit      of becoming a Rotarian, please contact us for
                                                 the GARW website at www.garw.org.                further assistance.
Wyoming
     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-       billlydiarives@suddenlink.net
                                                                                                  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-
                                                 meeting.
com or Ege Reichert at 868-1438, email:                                                           sons are invited to attend and should contact
                                                       In addition to serving as DA, Mr.
reichertnebr@verizon.net.                                                                         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
                                                                                                                  Spiritual
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, karlsberg@suddenlink.net.
     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
migrant movement.
     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.
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 Interest Groups
Seeking Unitarians
     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
floor.
     For specific information on pro-
grams for the January services, go to
www.sangabrieluu.org. For addi-
tional information, email Roe Mackey
roemackey@verizon.net or call 864 7948

Catholic Rosary/Dinner
      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
sittinpriddy@yahoo.com.


   “May all your troubles last
   as long as your New Year’s
   resolutions.” ~Joey Adams




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Seminars                                 Seminars listed on these pages are paid advertisements.

                   Financial Seminars                                        economic times. Scott’s planning methods have not only preserved
                                                                             principal and interest, but have positioned his clients to fully take ad-
    THE TRUTH ABOUT ESTATE PLANNING                                          vantage of this down market! All of this can be accomplished without
                                                                             market risk and with guaranteed returns.
               WORKSHOP                                                           Join us for dinner and drinks (Beer and Wine) to learn more about
        Tuesday, January 13, 9 a.m., French Room                             how to make your retirement safe, secure, and worry-free! This is not
              Purchase your $1 ticket a the CA Office                         your ordinary financial presentation – fun is promised! Door prizes
        Hosted by The Wiewel Law Firm, Presented by:                         will be given away, and everyone will have a chance to win $1,000!
Brad Wiewel, JD Board Certified, Estate Planning and Probate
         Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization and                         Wine & Cheese Reception with an Estate &
Doug Paul, JD, MBA Director of Advanced Planning Strategies                        Income Tax Update Discussion
                    at The Wiewel Law Firm                                              Monday, January 19, 6 p.m., The Oaks
    LEARN THE TRUTH ABOUT:                                                                 Purchase your $1 ticket at the CA office.
    • WHO WILL CARE FOR ME IF I CAN’T DO IT?                                     Cooper Graci & Company is offering a complimentary Estate &
    • ARE TRUSTS ALWAYS BETTER THAN WILLS?                                   Income Tax Return Update Discussion seminar with a wine & cheese
    • DO OUT-OF-STATE DOCUMENTS WORK IN TEXAS?                               reception. Call Angel at (512) 346-1880 for more information.
    • REMARRIAGE - PROTECTING YOUR ESTATE                                           NUTS n’ BOLTS - J. R. McCracken
    • DIVORCE PROOFING YOUR KIDS’ INHERITANCE
    • COMMUNITY PROPERTY & NEW TEXAS RESIDENTS                                    Estate Conservation and Life Planning
    • ARE DEATH TAXES DEAD?                                                        Tuesday, January 20, 8:30 a.m., French Room
    • HOW TO LAWSUIT PROTECT YOUR ASSETS                                                    Purchase your $1 ticket at the CA office.
    • IS YOUR ESTATE PLAN UP-TO-DATE?                                                       NO FOOD. NO FRILLS, JUST SOLID
    We look forward to seeing you there. Thanks!                                       INFORMATION FOR THE SERIOUS-MINDED.
    For more information, call our Georgetown office at 869-1435.                             J. R. McCracken, Attorney-at-Law,
    Our Georgetown office is located at 1618 Williams Drive, and                  CFP®, ChFC, CLU and CSA®, (Certified Senior Advisor)
meetings are by appointment only.                                                         Invites you to a Nuts n’ Bolts seminar on
                                                                             • Wills vs. Living Trusts
              Are you worried about your                                        Texas Probate, Estate Taxes
                 Investment Portfolio?                                       • Elimination of Estate Tax
           Wednesday, January 14, 10 a.m., ACA                                 Pass the most property on to your children or grandchildren or to
               Purchase your $1 ticket at the CA office                         your favorite charities
     These are truly unprecedented times we have been experiencing           • Advance Medical Directives
in the stock market this year. It’s during times like these that investors   • Long-Term Care Issues and Nursing Home Costs
need more than just a diversified portfolio. Advice and news from                How to pay for them
your Financial Advisor can be just as valuable, so that you have an                     Sun City’s longest standing seminar presenter
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your Advisor and are scared or nervous about what’s happening to your         call 1-800-346-1960 or 830-997-1032, or e-mail jratty@ktc.com.
portfolio and the markets in general, please join us for an informative
event. Merrill Lynch financial advisors will give an update on the             How to Start Rebuilding Your Wealth in 2009
current state of the stock market, tell you what you can expect of it              Tuesday, January 27, 8:30 a.m., French Room
going forward, and talk about a few ideas that might help preserve what                     Purchase your $1 ticket at the CA office.
you’ve got and generate some additional income as well. If you have                                      Presented by:
any further questions or would like to RSVP, please contact Landon              Greg Bowden, Financial Advisor, Wachovia Securities LLC
Smith at 512-397-1866 or at landon_smith@ml.com.                                 Did the bear market of 2008 take a bite out of your portfolio?
                                                                              If so, now might be an appropriate time to review where you stand
       Don’t Let This Bear Get You Down –                                    financially and decide where to go from here to rebuild your wealth.
                 Take Advantage!                                             During this presentation, I’ll present strategies you can put to work
     Thursday, January 15, 5:30 p.m., French Room                            now, such as:
                Purchase your $1 ticket at the CA office                      • Re-evaluating your risk tolerance and return expectations
     Hosted by Scott Campbell, President of Austin First Financial           • Being properly diversified among asset classes
     Topics:                                                                 • Staying focused on your long-term goals (for example, sending
     • Worry-Free Retirement                                                   children or grandchildren to college or retiring when you want)
     • Increase net income by 20%                                              This informational breakfast is a must for anyone who simply
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     • Remove Uncle Sam from your IRA                                           Value. Not a Deposit of or Guarantee by a Bank or any Bank Affiliate
     Scott Campbell has been helping residents of Sun City since the          Wachovia Securities, LLC, Member SIPC, is a registered broker-
year 2000. His conservative, safe approach to retirement planning has         dealer and a separate nonbank affiliate of Wachovia Corporation.
allowed all of his clients to preserve their wealth during these difficult


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                                        Seminars listed on these pages are paid advertisements.
                                                                                                                        Seminars
                                                                           Alaskan adventure is all it should be. Heather Ball will give first hand
                     Health Seminars                                       knowledge about the lodge and this summer’s trip. See more informa-
                                                                           tion at www.eeoutfitters.com.
                     Skin Care Seminar
      Wednesday January 28, 5 p.m., French Room                                      Travel Associates Travel Seminar
               Purchase your $1 ticket at the CA office.                                 Tuesday, January 20, 10 a.m., ACA
     Presented by Dr. Lawrence Broder, owner and director of Beleza                     Purchase your $1 ticket at the CA office.
MedSpa, with a special presentation by Melanie Schere of Restylane.                          Hosted by Bob & Nancy Stine
     Join us for snacks and refreshments and get all your questions                 Friends and Family are welcome from anywhere!
answered by Austin’s leading expert on non-invasive facial rejuvena-                   Join us to preview our exciting 2009 Tours
tion and body sculpting procedures and techniques. Several important            Charleston, Savannah and the Golden Isles, April 3 – 10
topics will be covered, and you’ll also enjoy first-hand viewing of the      Two nights Callaway Gardens, two nights Charleston, two nights
actual demonstration of some of these procedures.                          Savannah, one night Jekyll Isle Club Hotel. The most beautiful time
     Before choosing a dermal filler treatment, there are a few things                              of year in the South.
you should know.                                                                 Nova Scotia and the Canadian Maritimes, June 4 – 15
     Learn why Restylane® is the ideal choice for total facial con-          Portland and Freeport, Maine, “The Cat” from Portland to Yar-
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Perlane. Both are cosmetic dermal fillers that replace lost volume            Village, Cape Breton and the scenic Cabot Trail, Prince Edward
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severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as the lines from your nose to          *Shades of Ireland, includes Northern Ireland Aug.18-30
the corners of your mouth.                                                       *Oregon Coast and Northern California, Sept. 15 – 22
     Discover SmartLipo® and how this revolutionary, minimally              Portland, Multnomah Falls, Intl. Rose Test Garden, Mount Hood,
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WebMD has called it the #1 anti-aging procedure of 2008!                                  Zion NPs, Las Vegas, October 14 – 21
     Learn that while laugh lines, crow’s feet, brown spots, and wrin-
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                     Travel Seminars
           Ultimate Fishing - Alaska 2009
       Monday, January 12, 12:30 p.m., AC, MR 1/2
               Purchase your $1 ticket at the CA office.
     See the real Alaska and enjoy the hospitality of its residents in
the remote parts of this great state. Fishermen, come hear about one
of the best kept secrets in Southeast Alaska. This fishing lodge is so
spectacular that they maintain a 90% return ratio. This trip on June 15
– 19 in 2009 is available for the first 14 Sun City travelers who want
the lodge to themselves and the adventure of self guided fishing in an
18 ft JetCraft deep water boat with all the equipment and tackle that
you need to haul in your King Salmon, Ling Cod, or giant Halibut.
Fully guided option is also available. Heather Ball will give first hand
knowledge about the lodge and this summer’s trip. See more informa-
tion at www.eeoutfitters.com
   Wilderness Luxury - Ladies Alaska 2009
          Monday, January 12, 2 p.m., AC, MR 1/2
                  Get your $1 ticket at the CA office.
     See the real Alaska and enjoy the hospitality of its residents in
the remote parts of this great state. Ladies of Sun City, prepare to get
away from it all and enjoy the luxury of our premier lodge located
on Kachemak Bay. June 9 – 16 you will indulge in the beauty and
serenity of the wilderness while enjoying the hospitality of 35-year
veteran lodge owners, Mike and Diane McBride. A group of 12 ladies
will fill this quaint lodge, while 8 experienced staff ensure that your


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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
  delivered to you. Questions? Call Bob Stine at (512)869-8629, or
                      email nstinemas5@aol.com




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                                      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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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
Computers/Phones/Cable
                                                      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
                                                                                                                                                          Romeo’s ....................................76
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
                                                                                                       Moving Service
Neal Electric..............................75
                                                      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
                                                                                                                                                                 presentation
                                                                                                                                                                 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.
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                                                                                                                   ALTERATIONS AND MORE                                                CRUISES
                                                                                                            • ALTERATIONS AND SEWING by Grandma                   • CWT Navigant Vacations - Virtuoso Mem-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Classified Advertising Rates
                                                                                                            Mac. 864-1521 near Sun City - Serenada Drive.         ber, Specialists in The Art of Travel. Ac-                   Deadline: Ads due on the 10th of the month prior to the
• Classifieds • Classifieds • Classifieds • Classifieds • Classifieds • Classifieds • Classifieds • Classifieds •


                                                                                                            Rush orders accepted. Many years experience.          credited Cruise Counselors. Cruises, Trours,                month of publication. (Example: April 10 for the May issue)
                                                                                                                                                                  Resorts & Spas. Group Travel Manager: Yvonne.              Up to 25 words:
                                                                                                            • IN SUN CITY . . . “Sukhui’s Sewing,” 868-
                                                                                                            6817, 603 Farm Hill Dr. ALTERATIONS, sewing,          Kennon@navigant.com. 800-397-5713.                         1 – 3 month: $35 each month
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             4 months: $133
                                                                                                            embroidery, pick-up available. Fast service when                 CUSTOM FURNITURE
                                                                                                            requested. Cell 512-818-6380                                                                                     8 months: $252
                                                                                                                                                                  • Custom furniture & woodworking. Interior
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             12 months: $357 (15% Savings!)
                                                                                                                      ALTERNATIVE HEALTH                          specialty projects, wainscoting, crown, trim, doors,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Plus $1 per word, per month for each word
                                                                                                            • Help yourself heal: Foot reflexology or Bowen        more. 30+ years. In Texas Furniture Maker’s                over 25 words.
                                                                                                            Therapy can assist recovery from many conditions      Show past 3 years. Carl, 254-527-3104, Bartlett.            For contract, email sondra.carlton@pulte.com
                                                                                                            such as pain, fatigue, insomnia, asthma, stress.      ckpowelltx@att.net                                                and fax back to 864-1178 or mail to
                                                                                                            Contact Ginny Hahn for appointment in your            • Werley Woodworks - Custom cabinetry, book-                   2 Texas Drive, Georgetown, Texas 78633
                                                                                                            home. 512-240-4323                                    cases, home/office furniture. One man shop assures
                                                                                                            • H20 TO GO: Now serving ALKALINE WA-                 quality construction and finish. Sun City references.      • Honey Do Handyman - 12/yr SC resident, all
                                                                                                            TER. Countless Health Benefits, Excellent Anti-        Call Ed, 565-4528.                                        trades maintenance and repair. Reliable, honest
                                                                                                            oxidant. Can help with many Chronic Conditions.                DOCUMENT SHREDDING                               and fair low-cost service designed for you. 864-
                                                                                                            2502-C Williams Dr., 863-9812                         • Central Texas Secure Shredding provides secure          0444 (home) 630-7663 (cell).
                                                                                                                          ASSISTED LIVING                         document destruction and recycling service for busi-      • All Home Handyman Services - Reasonable
                                                                                                            • Referral Service: I will meet with you & your       ness and residential customers starting at $35. Go to     rates. Call Michael @ 512-423-6206 for estimate.
                                                                                                            family to recommend a facility and program that       www.ctshred.com or call 512-670-2900.                     Specializing in crown moulding, shelving, closet
                                                                                                            is ideal for your loved one’s needs. Diane @                         DOG GROOMING                               modification & general home repairs.
                                                                                                            869-6868 (cell)                                       • Full Service Dog Grooming in my home makes              • North Hills Handyman - Remodeling, flooring,
                                                                                                               AUDIO/VIDEO/COMPUTER HELP                          your pet feel safe and comfortable in a loving en-        paint, electrical, plumbing, home theater, general
                                                                                                                                                                  vironment. Will pick up and deliver. Donna Jones,         repairs. No job too small, free estimates. Bonded
                                                                                                            • Quit struggling with your Audio/Video
                                                                                                                                                                  (602) 402-5025.                                           & insured. Georgetown resident, Bobby North.
                                                                                                            System! Expert help available to hook up your
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            (512) 966-6745.
                                                                                                            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, dfn2109@sbcglobal.net                       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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Monoxide).
                                                                                                            • 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 simmonsbevo@aol.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: ljleslie314@gmail.com.                         able, qualified, punctual. Brad 512-635-0278,             experience. References available upon request.
                                                                                                                                                                  Georgetown.                                               Cell 1-512-496-3959, email wjkson@yahoo.
                                                                                                                            COSMETICS                                                                                       com.
                                                                                                                                                                  • 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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                                                                                                             • 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.
                                                       623-0701.
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
or 763-1097.
                                                       @aol.com or 512-785-3535                              us out in the referral book.
• Medicare Open Enrollment Ends March 31st!
                                                                      PIANO LESSONS
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.
michael.yasi@phs.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
512-863-4622                                                            REMODELING
                                                                                                             • 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
                                                                        TABLE PADS
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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;
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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*
                                                                                                                                   Deanna Coward
Open*                   As needed.                 Bob White                 • Chuck Graham            Open**
                                                                                                                                   Ron Cowick
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
Sharon Dunning*

                                                     Neighborhood Reps
       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
                                                                              Neighborhood 32:
               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:                         ejkinsuncity@yahoo.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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