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					        Sun Rays    Published monthly for residents of Sun City Texas   February 2008




                                                                                    Check out
                                                                               our new advertisers!
                                                                             Angel’s Doggie Daycare
                   Inside this issue:                                             ReMax Centx
Serve your community - Be a volunteer! - Pages 6 & 7                           Seascapes Vacations
                                                                                 Secure Horizons
Something new! A Nonprofit Fair is coming! - Page 14                             Sherwin-Williams
                                                                           Stan Wheeler, Tax Consultant
  Not just one, but TWO Valentine Dances! Page 16                               See Index, page 89
Plus CA News • Events • Clubs • Golf • Fitness • Outings • More
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                                                                                                                                            Inside
Sun Rays February 2008
CA Activities .......................................................14-16
                                                                                                               focus on Advertising
Entertainment, Dances, Non-Profit Fair, “Marilyn Monroe,”                                           Look who’s new this month in the Sun Rays!
Casino Night, Country Western Valentine Dance, more...
Advertiser Index ...................................................... 89                         For loving, in-home care or boarding for your pet, try
                                                                                                  Angel’s Doggie Day Care... Call Maxine Hopkinson or
Around Georgetown ................................................ 74                              Ray Bethke of ReMax for all your real estate needs...
Georgetown Community non-profit fundraising, charitable
events, and volunteer opportunities listed here.                                                   Seascapes Vacations offers cruises and tours in Eu-
                                                                                                 rope... Secure Horizons offers supplemental insurance to
Arts and Crafts Calendar ........................................ 31
                                                                                                 Medicare... For all your painting needs, the new Sherwin-
Activities and Club Calendars ............................46-47                                  Williams is now open!... Tax time will be here before you
Classified Ads ....................................................88-89                         know it! Call Stan Wheeler, EA, Tax Consultant and Sun
Chartered Clubs (by Alpha) ...............................19-30                                                         City Resident!
CA News ................................................................. 12
CA Phone Numbers .................................................. 4
Community Standards ...........................................8-9
Fitness Center News..........................................54-55
                                                                                                 Eagle Mania
Golf News ...........................................................52-53                       The Sun City
Governance Committee Members.......................... 90                                        Eagles Boosters Club
                                                                                                 shows its true colors -
Health Focus ......................................................56-61
                                                                                                 blue and white - by cheering
Healthy Interests ..................................................... 56
                                                                                                 on Georgetown High School
Interest Groups ..................................................76-78
                                                                                                 athletes.
Neighborhood Reps Listing .................................... 90
News & Views ......................................................... 17
Seminars ....................... 79-81
                                                                                                                                                       18
Outside Vendor Educational, Finan-
cial, Health, and Travel seminars
                                                                                                 Chartered Clubs offer programs open
Travel........................64-72
Day Trips and Overnighters, Extended                                                                   to the whole community!
Travel and Cruises, CA Travel Seminars                                                             The Alternative Healing and Wellness Club presents a
                                                                                                  program on Aromatherapy... The Visual Arts Club offers
                     On our cover                                                                   a “Meet the Artist” Reception... The Dulcimers are
         Follies 2008 - Showtime!                                                                presenting a free concert in February... The Theater Club
        Welcome to Bran-Sun City                                                                   will present guest speaker Jessica Vess from KVUE...
                                                                                                   Representative Dan Gattis will speak at the Hunting

                                Sun Rays
                                                                                                   and Fishing Club’s monthly meeting... The Nature Club
                                                                                                   presents a program on using native plants to attract
      Published monthly by Sun City Texas Community Association                                      wildlife... The Investment Education Club presents
             2 Texas Drive, Georgetown, Texas 78628-4500
                Main Line 864-1200 • Fax Line 864-1178
                                                                                                              Doug Noble from A.G. Edwards
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  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.                          How We Met and
    CLASSIFIED Ads - Deadline: 10th of month, prior to month of
                                  issue.                                                         Secrets to Marital Bliss
              DISPLAY Ads: call Richard Schroeder,                                               Are you a die-hard romantic?
      512-864-1204 or rschro1350@aol.com (email preferred)
    Deadline: 1st business day of month, prior to month of issue.                                Be sure to check out our salute
  Notice: Sun City Texas Community Association (SCTCA), provides this publication                to Valentine’s Day with resi-
  for informational purposes only. All advertising copy/art work must be submitted to the
  editor for pre-approval, prior to publication. Editor/Publisher reserves the right to refuse   dents’ stories of how they met
  advertising. SCTCA does not guarantee any work or claims made by advertisers. This
  does not constitute an endorsement or approval of goods or services advertised herein
                                                                                                 their Significant Others and
  and assumes no responsibillity or liability for the statements made in this publication.       advice on how to get along...
  Additional information regarding rates, deadline or policy and guidelines may be obtained
  by contacting the Sun City Texas Community Association at 864-1202.                                                                                  13
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                                                                                                                                                                 Sun City
                                                                                                                                                                 Texas
                 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 AND VICE PRESIDENT
                                                                                                  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
     Amy Quattlebaum …864-1252                             amy.quattlebaum@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
     Becky Smith 864-1206                                        becky.smith@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
    ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT (Sun Rays Layout/Design)                                             FITNESS CENTER NEW RESIDENT ORIENTATION
    Emily Wallace………864-1225                 emily.wallace@pulte.com                              Tuesday ............................................................ 6:45 pm
    ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT (Bulletin Boards, Craft Fair)                                        Thursday .......................................................... 1:00 pm
    Dick Baker (8-noon)864-1209                 dick.baker@pulte.com                              Sunday ............................................................. 2:00 pm
                                                                                                  No reservations needed, just come on over.
     WEB ADMINISTRATOR
     Larry Douglas (1-5pm) 864-1217                             larry.douglas@pulte.com              LEGACY HILLS GOLF - 301 DEL WEBB BLVD
     ACTIVITIES COORDINATOR                                                                           WHITE WING GOLF - 151 DOVE HOLLOW
     Teri Hurley..............864-1207                                 teri.hurley@pulte.com                    OPEN EVERYDAY
                                                                                                          Chelsea Automated Tee Time - 864-3901
            FACILITIES MAINTENANCE/HOUSEKEEPING                                                   Legacy Hills Pro Shop ................................... 864-1222
   DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS                                                                         White Wing Pro Shop ..................................... 864-1244
                                                                                                  Pro Shop ......................................... 6:30 am - 6:00 pm
  Tom Hackney .............864-1208                              tom.hackney@pulte.com            Golf Course ............................................ 7:00 am -Dusk
     MAINTENANCE MANAGER                                                                          Driving Range ................ 6:30 am - 1 hour prior to dusk
     David Hahn ............864-1238                               david.hahn@pulte.com           First Tee Time ...................................................7:00 am
                                                                                                  http://www2.chelseainfo.com/sctexas
        FACILITIES SUPERVISOR                                                                     DIRECTOR OF MAINTENANCE
        Jim Goza..............864-1232                                  jim.goza@pulte.com        Gary Wilson .......... 864-0401 or gwilson@eaglgolf.com
        SET-UP SUPERVISOR                                                                         HEAD GOLF PROFESSIONAL
        Sheree Simpson ....864-1224                           sheree.simpson@pulte.com            Bruno Ybarbo ......... 864-1241 or bybarbo@eaglgolf.com
     LANDSCAPE SUPERINTENDENT (COMMON AREAS)                                                      DIRECTOR OF GOLF
     Catrin Dubois .........864-1239                            catrin.dubois@pulte.com           Neil Etter ...................864-1242 or netter@eaglgolf.com
        CUSTOMER SERVICE TECHNICIANS (MAINTAINED HOMES)                                                                    COMPUTER LAB
        David Longacre 864-1223 N14A, 24A, 25, Classic MT david.longacre@pulte.com                Hours vary ..................................................... 864-1176
        Aaron Johnson 864-1231 N24B1, 24B2, 30, 33        aaron.johnson@pulte.com                              CATERING AND RESTAURANTS
                  COMMUNITY STANDARDS                                                             Catering by Mopsie .................................512-365-8962
  COMMUNITY STANDARDS DIRECTOR                                                                    mopsie@cateringbymopsie.com
  Carl Zimmerman ........864-1251                           carl.zimmerman@pulte.com              G&M Catering ........................................512-929-8305
                                                                                                  jeretta@gmcatering.com
     COMMUNITY STANDARDS ASSISTANT (MODIFICATIONS QUESTIONS?)                                     Little Big City Catering .................................. 257-3085
     Carol VanWassehnova 864-1205                      carol.vanwassehnova@pulte.com              rtimmins@yahoo.com
                   FITNESS CENTER                                                                 Snacks ‘N More .......................................512-257-3085
  FRONT DESK…………864-1215                                                                          rgleason@austin.rr.com
  FITNESS DIRECTOR                                                                                Sparky’s Restaurant ......................................... 863-6200
                                                                                                  sparkys@suddenlinkmail.com
  Caroline Rosenbaum ...864-1213                        caroline.rosenbaum@pulte.com
                                                                                                  Sun City Amigos ............................................. 864-0111
     FITNESS COORDINATOR                                                                          ckresch@suddenlink.net
     Don Elgin ...............864-1194                                 don.elgin@pulte.com        Wildfire Catering ............................................ 869-3473
     Rick Dean ...............864-1214                                 rick.dean@pulte.com        wcox7@austin.rr.com
                   COPS/GREETERS OFFICE & COPS VEHICLES
       Entry House at entrance to Sun City on Del Webb Blvd.
         Office: 819-9480 Vehicles: 868-7411 or 868-7412
  EMERGENCIES related to the Community Association: 512-750-5418                                                Pulte/Del Webb Phone
   (i.e. sprinkler gushing, problem at CA facility) or Call 911 depending on type of emergency.   Sales/Model Park.......................... .............931-6900

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                                                                                                                         CA News
 Governance Committee Meetings
 See page 90 for list of Committee members
 See Directory for description of duties for each committee.
                                                                                                             LAST CALL!
 • Chartered Clubs (Non Sports) - Thursday, February 7, 2 p.m., AC                                         For changes to
 • Communications - Wednesday, February 13, 9:30 a.m., CR                                                     the printed
 • COPs - Tuesday, February 5, 9:30 a.m., MR1
 • Covenants - Wednesday, February 6, 9 a.m., CR
                                                                                                               Resident
 • Elections - As needed                                                                                       Directory.
 • Finance - Tuesday, February 26, 1 p.m., AC, MR 3/4                                                       Pick up forms
 • Food & Beverage - Wednesday, February 13, 8 a.m., AC, MR 3/4                                            at the monitor’s
 • Golf - Monday, February 11, 3 p.m., MR1
 • Modifications - Every Thursday, 8:30am - noon, CR (some exceptions)                                     desk in the Social
 • Nominations - as needed.                                                                                Center, and turn
 • Property & Grounds - Tuesday, February 12 and 26, 1:30, AC, MR 1/2                                          in ASAP!
 • Special Projects - Tuesday, FEbruary 5, 2:30 p.m., CR
 • Sports - Monday, February 18, 2 p.m., CR
 • Wildlife - Wednesday, February 6, 3 p.m., MR 2
 Other Committees or Task Forces:                                                                    CA Board Upcoming Workshop & Meeting
 • Assisted Living TF - Friday, February 15, 10 a.m., MR 1/2                                                Workshops are held every month.
                                                                                                           Meetings are held every other month.
 • Neighborhood Reps - Wednesday, February 20, 10 a.m., ACA
 • Maintained Homes TF - Friday, February 1, 10 a.m., MR 3/4                                            Workshop: February 14, 1-5 pm, SCB
                                                                                                          Meeting: March 27, 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
            Monday through Friday                   New tickets (those in the Sun Rays for
                                                                                                               Current CA Board
              8:00 to 11:00 a.m.                      the first time) go on sale the first                        Erik Jacobson, President
       Bring with you the following:                  business weekday of the month.                   512-231-7723 • erik.jacobson@delwebb.com
             Your driver’s license                                                                               Brent Baker, Treasurer
      If you purchased a new home:                          How we communicate                            512-231-7725 • brent.baker@pulte.com
  Registration Form, Settlement Statement                       Information:                               Shannon Barksdale, Vice President
             or Closing Statement                           www.sctxca.org - continuous
                                                                Sun Rays - monthly                   512-231-7717 • shannon.barksdale@delwebb.com
         If you purchased a resale:
     Settlement or Closing Statement                         Channel 79 - continuous                           Stan Wilbanks, Secretary
                    Rental:                                News & Views Ch 79 - weekly                       Byron Raynie, Board Member
              Lease Agreement                                CA Email Blasts - weekly
                                                                NReps - every day
            Fitness Orientation:                      (see page 85 for your Rep and phone #)          CA Board Resident Members
         Tuesday at 6:45 p.m. and                             NRep Bulletin - weekly
     Thursday at 1 pm or Sunday, 2 pm                     Town Hall Meetings - as needed                       Byron Raynie
  No need to register ahead of time. New               Board of Director Meetings - bimonthly                      864-2954
  members are required to attend Orienta-              Governance Committee Mtgs - monthly               braynie@gmail.com
   tion prior to using the Fitness Center                CA Office Front Desk - every day
                                                         CA Staff emails/phone - every day
               Welcome!                                       Direct Mail - as needed
         Be sure to attend one of the                                                                                  Stan Willbanks
    New Homeowner Orientations.                       New Homeowner Orientations                                       863-0248
   Next one: Wednesday, March 19, 8:45 a.m.             3rd Wednesday of January, March,
                                                         May, July, September, November                                swillbanks@suddenlink.net
     Social Ctr. Ballroom, 2 Texas Drive
                                                        8:45 a.m., Social Center Ballroom


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                                                                                                                                                       Sun City
                                                                                                                                                       Texas
CA News
                                                                            Here’s a Chance To Serve Your
                   Let’s Communicate!                                       Community: Apply For Appointment on
                   Jim Romine
                   Executive Director                                       a Governance Committee
                                                                                        by Vic Figurelli, Chair, Nominating Committee
                                                                                                 Seventeen Positions Open
                                                                                  If you will have been a resident one year as of July 1, 2008, you
Running for the CA Board - Do I Have                                        are eligible to apply for service on a governance committee. The quality
                                                                            of life we all enjoy in Sun City Texas is the result of qualified residents
What it Takes?                                                              who have volunteered to serve on SCTX’s governance committees.
February 5th will start the filing period for all candidates                       As of now, the following committees have positions opening on
interested in running for the Sun City Texas Community As-                  July 1, 2008: Communications – 2, Covenants – 1, Elections – 1,
sociation Board of Directors. The term for Byron Raynie will                Finance – 3, Food and Beverage – 2, Modifications – 2, Nominating
expire on the last day of June, 2008, which will leave one                  – 2, Property and Grounds – 2, Sports – 1, and Wildlife Manage-
seat open on the Board. If you’re considering running for the               ment – 1.
Board, I would like to ask that you take a few moments to                         Residents interested in applying should fill out an application
                                                                            form (Rev. 6-07) available in the CA office or on the web portal at the
ask yourself the following three questions:                                 Nominating Committee link. Both locations also have summaries of
     Do I have time? As a Board member, you will be devoting                each governance committees. Please note that you must fill out this
several hours of your time each week to Association business. In ad-        form whether or not you have applied recently. Committee incumbents
dition to regular monthly Board workshops and meetings, you will            eligible to re-apply must also fill out an application form.
need to be active in email discussions and occasional special meetings.           The deadline for submitting an application for a governance com-
During special projects, you may need to spend a little extra time on       mittee position is March 14, 2008. Applicants should be available for
Association business.                                                       interviews with the Nominating Committee during the week of April
     Can I make tough decisions when required? The pri-                     14-18, 2008. The CA Board will interview applicants for the Nominat-
mary role of the Board is to conduct business of the Association. This      ing Committee on April 15, 2008.
doesn’t mean just approving the budget, but also means developing                 Please feel free to contact the committee chairs or Vic Figurelli,
and enforcing policies. Board members are required to step outside          931-0108, if you need more information. 
their immediate circle of family and neighbors and make decisions
based on the greater good of the community.
     Can I do all this and have fun, too? It isn’t all about policies
                                                                            Animal Control Information
                                                                                  by Robert Fears, Chair, Wildlife Management Committee
and tough decisions. Our community is only as good as we make it,
                                                                                 Between the hours of 8 a.m and 9 p.m., report any live or dead
and establishing and maintaining a sense of community is a part of
                                                                            animal problems to a building monitor at 864-1200. Please be prepared
a Board member’s responsibility. Planning and attending functions
                                                                            to relay as much information about the incident as possible. Building
and being a presence in the community are as important as any policy
                                                                            monitors have been trained on who to call depending upon the type
decisions you may make.
                                                                            of problem. Prior to 8 a.m. and after 9 p.m., call the CA Emergency
     Being a Board member can be frustrating at times, but it may also      Number at 750-5418. 
be one of the most rewarding ways you’ll find to volunteer your time.
If you’re interested in running for the Board or would like more details
about the Board’s responsibilities, please feel free to contact me or any   Board of Directors Election -
Board member for information. See page 5 for contact information.
     Jim 
                                                                            Important Dates and Early Voting
                                                                                 It’s not too early to begin thinking about the upcoming Board of
                                                                            Directors Election. There will be an Early Voting period from April 14
Presidential primary begins in February                                     thru April 30. If you will not be at your Sun City residence during these
                            by Billie Reaney                                times, there will be a procedure for you to receive a ballot package sent
     Early voting in the Primary Election begins on February 19, 2008.      to your “away residence” for you to vote from that place.
Voters can go to the polls here in the Sun City Social Center to choose          Begin checking your calendars for the dates of your trips, etc., and
their party nominees for President and for several local government         when the election dates might affect you. There will be more informa-
offices. Sun City now has several new voting precincts, and each             tion in future issues of the Sun Rays.
Sun City resident should have received in the mail in January, a new        IMPORTANT DATES:
voting card. Your voting card has your new precinct number on it.           February 5 to March 21…Filing period
The voting process will be much easier for everyone if you will bring       April 7…………………...Forum in Ballroom
your new voting card with you to the polls when you come to vote.           Early Voting…………….April 14 thru April 30
Last day for early voting is February 29, 2008. Primary Election Day        Election Day ……………May 6
is March 4, 2008. The polls will be open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. on        Runoff (if needed)………May 13
most of the election days. If you need to vote by mail, or have ques-            If you have any questions, you may contact the Elections Com-
tions about the election, both political parties have notices in Interest   mittee. 
Groups, Political in the Sun Rays, where you will find information on            Audrey McDonald, Chairman, email: audreymcd@verizon.net
how to contact them. 


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                                                                                                                          CA News
                                                                              Fitness center remains the number one amenity in SCT in terms of
                    Board Member Views                                        resident participation.
                                                                                   While not officially CA Staff Neil Etter, EAGL’s Director of Golf,
                    Stan Wilbanks                                             and his staff settled into the efficient operation of our golf courses
                    Resident Board Member                                     and have been given high grades by golfers and the Golf Committee.
                                                                              Their efforts helped to produce a budget surplus for 2007 that has been
                                                                              deposited and will move Golf toward adequate funding of the Golf
                                                                              Asset Repair and Replacement Fund.
I  want to dedicate this article to the CA Staff for their good work in
   making, I think, 2007 a pivotal year in the history of SCT. There is
a renewed commitment to friendliness and courtesy toward residents,
                                                                                   Please remember to thank our CA Staff for their fine performance
                                                                              in 2007. 
improved communications, a stronger financial position, more quality
activities, and a major effort to improve and maintain the appearance
                                                                              A Culture of Universal Participation
                                                                                by Ken Wheeler, Chair, Leadership Development Sub-Committee
of our common areas.                                                               It wasn’t all that many years ago that we read “The Little Red
      All of this was achieved while many changes occurred in staffing         Hen” to our kids, with its message of “everyone must do his part.”
and administration in 2006 and 2007. Jim Romine was promoted to               Maybe you’ve even read that story to grandchildren. The message is
CA Director in November 2006, and wasted no time in organizing                a durable one. It calls on each of us to do something for the good of
and training new and existing staff members into a friendly and pro-          the whole. Every resident in Sun City brings experience and talent that
ductive team. The Admin Staff completely overhauled the interface             can enhance our community life together.
between homeowners and staff by establishing an information desk                   Participating in the Sun City lifestyle is something we do in-
in the Social Center Lobby, increasing staffing at the Front Desk, and         stinctively. We drop by the Fitness Center, then pick up tickets at the
improving the system for reservations and management of meeting               CA office, go to a club meeting, and, perhaps, grab lunch at Sparky’s.
rooms. Thanks to Katie Sutton, Jim’s Administrative Assistant, who            Maybe we admire the fine job staff has done on landscaping, or com-
kept Board members informed, provided the required documentation              ment on the latest concert offering from Activities, or even think
of our meetings and the many other things to keep us on track.                about how many residents keep their property up to our community
      Manager, Sondra Carlton, and her team led efforts to re-design          standards. You might have just scanned the Forum on the Web Portal,
and improve our major communications tool, the Sun Rays, continued            or helped plan a neighborhood project, or watched a town hall meet-
improving the CA Web Portal, and enhanced Activities scheduled                ing on Channel 79.
events. She and her staff also produced Sun City’s most utilized                   It takes a major staff effort to keep our facilities in top shape.
resource, the excellent 2007 Community Directory.                             And it takes the volunteer time of almost everybody to create and
      Director of Finance, Ann Dodson, and her staff were kept very           maintain our community lifestyle. Our Neighborhood volunteers keep
busy researching, supplying, and applying the necessary information           us informed and involved. Our committees, task forces and the Board
for the Finance Committee’s Net Working Capital initiative, revision          volunteers keep our Association tuned to serving our needs. As we
of the HOA fees payment plan, the 2008 Reserve Study agreement, and           grow, and as we get closer to resident control of the Board and Com-
developing the 2008 Budget for BOD approval. Other ongoing efforts            munity Association, we need even more volunteer participation. We
included property tax issues and pursuit of an equitable settlement from      need, in fact, a culture of universal participation.
Williamson County for CA land to widen Williams Dr. Significant                     There is room for all, and a job for everybody. Some jobs, like
savings on utilities due to the mild weather, changes to restaurant status,   COPS patrol, deer counting, or monitoring in a club program, are
and outsourcing housekeeping in 2007 allowed a hefty budget surplus           simple and limited in time demand. Others take more time, like work-
to be deposited toward mitigating the impact of increased funding             ing in neighborhoods or serving on committees. Committee work is
required for HOA reserves over the next three years.                          not the work that can be done by staff, and it is essential to keep our
      Tom Hackney, Director of Operations, joined staff in late 2006          community vital and serving our needs effectively. It is work that each
and has done a superb job of organizing his department into an efficient       of us is called to do. It calls us to universal participation.
and responsive team. He was immediately helpful to the Reserve                     Building a culture of universal participation is possible in Sun
Study Task Force with his knowledgeable contributions toward the              City Texas because of our success. It can happen because we have
completion of the 2008 Reserve Study. He and Maintenance Manager,             successfully drawn on the time and talents of volunteers whose efforts
David Hahn, led contract negotiations for outsourcing housekeeping            have helped build the community we now enjoy.
and negotiating a new common area maintenance contract resulting                   Interested? Committee meetings are open; drop by and observe.
in significant reduction of CA operating costs. Landscape Superinten-               Curious? Might be? Hold March 5th in your date book for the
dent, Catrin DuBois, initiated and supervised plans for reconditioning        Volunteer Town Hall to explore your choices among committees, neigh-
landscape of older common areas that were showing their age, and              borhood and other Community Association participation options. 
improving the Landscape Maintained Homes program.
      Community Standards Director, Carl Zimmerman, joined the staff
in May 2007, just in time to review the revised Design Guidelines             Going on a day trip?
for BOD approval. Carl brings excellent organizational experience                  If you are going on a day trip and plan to leave your car in the
and leadership skills to this important department that personally            parking lot of the Social Center, the Pavilion, or other parking lot,
impacts every homeowner. He is in the process of reorganizing his             please park your car near the street and/or away from the buildings.
department to be more efficient and more responsive to homeowner               The parking spaces near the buildings must be available for people
requests and concerns.                                                        who are attending events at those facilities (the Social Center, the
      Due to her growing family, Fitness Director, Caroline Rosenbaum         Pavilion, etc.). 
has reduced her hours and has reorganized staff accordingly. The


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                                                                                                                                                        Sun City
                                                                                                                                                        Texas
Community Standards
                                                                          association/governance-documents/.
Preparing a successful Modifications                                            USE THE CORRECT FORM. Submittal forms are available
Submittal - Do your homework!                                             either in the Social Center’s Library or on the Sun City Texas Com-
                                                                          munity Association Web Portal at http://www.sctxca.org/suncity/com-
Using the following guidelines should                                     munity-association/governance-documents/. Repainting your home’s
help you prepare a succinct, informa-                                     exterior? Use Form B-2. Please use Form B-1 for all other exterior
tive, and adequately detailed submittal.                                  modifications.
                                                                               TELL YOUR STORY. The submittal form does not provide a

T     he objective of this article is to help resi-
      dents reduce the time and effort required
to gain Modifications Committee’s approval for
                                                                          lot of space to describe a modification. To describe the modification
                                                                          you want to make, please attach a letter, diagrams, photos, or a copy
                                                                          of your lot’s plot plan. Use the “Five Ws and the H”— Who? What?
a home improvement project, and ensure that a                             Where? When? Why? and How? — to write your letter. Who will do
resident’s submittal is not rejected or tabled for                        the modification? What will the modification look like? What ma-
lack of information.                                Carl Zimmerman        terials will be used? What color and finish are the materials? Where
                                                    Dir. of Community     will the modification be made? Where will the modification be made
      KNOW THE PROCESSING TIME-                          Standards
LINES. The Modifications Committee generally                               related to existing features on the home or on the lot? How will it
meets on Thursday morning of each week. The Committee’s meeting           be constructed? How does the modification’s design comply with
schedule is adjusted for the Board of Directors workshops and meet-       the Design Guidelines? Pictures and diagrams help tell your story.
ings. Modification submittals must be turned in to the Community           Remember, only the documents you provide tell the Modifications
Standards Office or the Community Association Customer Service             Committee your story. 
Desk no later than Noon each Tuesday. Submittals turned in after                    Carl Zimmerman may be reached at 864-1251 or
the Noon Tuesday deadline will be revised at the following week’s                               carl.zimmerman@pulte.com
Modifications Committee meeting. The forms are processed after
the meeting. If you would like to pick up a completed form, please
notify Carol VanWassehnova when you turn in your submittals or
                                                                          City of Georgetown Building Permits
call her at 864-1205. Carol will tell you when the submittal will be            By Carol VanWassehnova, Community Standards Assistant
ready for pickup. All other submittals are returned to homeowners               Each approved submittal receives a yellow Modification Commit-
in the mail during the following week. Please refrain from calling or     tee permit. Additionally, the City of Georgetown requires a building
visiting the Community Standards Office to determine the status of         permit that must be acquired at the city offices. Either you or your
your submittal because these calls and visits delay the processing of     contractor must obtain the City of Georgetown permit, if required. The
all residents’ submittals.                                                City of Georgetown will not grant you a building permit without the
      REVIEW THE RULES. A quick review of the Design Guide-               Modifications Committee permit.
lines will pay dividends when you complete the submittal form. The              The Community Standards Department works closely with the
Board of Directors approved a new Design Guideline in October 2007;       City of Georgetown. Each week, a copy of the approved Modification
the new version includes an index at the end of the document, unlike      Committee submittals is sent to the Code Enforcement Department
previous editions of the guidelines. Using the index is the best and      for their reference. The City checks to make sure that a permit has
quickest way to find all the rules and requirements related to the type    been acquired for the appropriate exterior modifications. Following
of modification you want to make to your home. For those familiar          is a list of items that require a City of Georgetown permit in addition
with the internet, I suggest using the Design Guidelines available on     to the Modification Committee permit:
the Community Association Web Portal at http://www.sctxca.org/sun-              • Fences and gates
city/community-association/governance-documents/. The Design                    • Porch and Patio Extensions
Guidelines on the CA web portal are displayed in a searchable format,           • Patio Covers
allowing you to let the software perform the same function as the index         • Additional concrete work – widen driveways, additional side-
in a hardcopy of the document. If you don’t use the web, a copy of                walks, etc.
the Design Guidelines, as well as all other Sun City Texas governing            • Outdoor fireplaces and kitchens, and added gas piping or electri-
documents, is available in the Social Center’s Library.                           cal required therefor
      UNDERSTAND THE RULES. After you find the section of                        • Glass enclosure of original patio of home
the Design Guidelines related to the type of modification you want               • Fountains – those with additional electrical requirements
approval for, study that section so that you know the specific guid-             • Sprinkler system installation
ance and unique requirements for the kind of modification you want               • Pool and Pond additions in excess of 24” in depth
to make. Knowing the specific guidance and requirements will make                • Deck additions
completing the Modifications Committee Submittal form easy. The                  • Hot tubs and spas, if hard-plumbed or hard-wired
specific guidance or requirements must be addressed in your submittal            • Roof Replacement
to ensure its success.                                                          • Skylight and Solar tubes
      READ THE “HELPFUL GUIDELINES FOR COMPLETING                               Following is a list of items that do not require a City of George-
YOUR SUBMITTAL.” This guideline answers many questions about              town permit in addition to the Modification Committee permit:
completing the form. Printed copies of the guidelines are available in          • Screen enclosure of original patio of home
the Social Center’s Library attached to the hard copies of Form B-1             • Landscaping
and B-2. These same guidelines are also available on the Community              • Ponds and Fountains less than 24” deep
Association Web Portal at http://www.sctxca.org/suncity/community-              These lists are not all-inclusive! If in doubt, please contact the
                                                                          City of Georgetown Inspection Services Department or the Community


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                                                                                Community Standards
Standards Department. Keep in mind that your contractor may have
charged you for the cost of the City Permit and then not actually ac-
quired it. City Code Enforcement Officers are going to check on these,
                                                                             C.O.P.s (Citizens on Patrol)
so ask your contractors to give you the City of Georgetown permits to               The COPs meetings are open to the public.
avoid the need for City officials to knock on your door.                        The meetings are on the first Tuesday of the month          COPs
          Vendor References and Recommendations                                at 9:30 a.m. in the AC, MR 1. Please attend and
     Looking for the name of someone to do a work project for you?             see how COPs works for you.
Check the big black Vendor Reference Book located at the CA Informa-           Observations last month:
tion/Monitor’s Desk in the Lobby. You will find vendor recommenda-                   37 Garage doors were found open last month, 21 this month.
tions and helpful comments from other Sun City residents.                      Congratulations, homeowners, for keeping your doors down!
                       About satellite dishes                                       Watch for deer when driving at night. There have been four
     Want to have a Satellite Dish installed? You do need to submit            deer hit by automobiles this month.
an application (Appendix B-1 form) for a Modification Committee                 More crime prevention tips
permit before having your dish installed. Satellite dishes are to be                Remove your mail every day from your mailbox to prevent
18 inches (the most common size) to 39.37 inches in diameter and               mail theft. Stop your mail or have a neighbor pick it up, and pick
shall be placed to assure the most minimal visual intrusion possible           up any newspapers that are left on the driveway.
on rear or rear side of the home. They are to be mounted on the roof                Instead of hiding keys around the outside ofyour home, give
or fascia, or in the attic of the home. Exterior wiring mounted on             an estra key to a family member or a neighbor.
outside of home shall be in conduit and painted color of the home to
make it less visible.                                                          Udate on the COPs banquet
     Happy Valentine’s Day!                                                         The banquet will be on held Wednesday, February 27, from
                                                                               6 - 9 p.m., with cocktail hour from 5:30 to 6 p.m. There will also
  Carol VanWassehnova, Community Standards Assistant, can be                   be door prizes.
     reached at 864-1205 or carol.vanwassehnova@pulte.com


                                                                                                                       CA News
Maintained Homes News                                                            When the plants and trees break their dormancy period, Aaron
                                                                            Johnson and I will be walking our neighborhoods to determine what
         By David Longacre, Customer Service Technician for
                            Maintained Homes                                plants and trees need to be replaced. By the end of March, the

W      hat will this month’s weather bring us? Will we get another 4        majority of perennials should show new growth. Usually, Lantanas
       day ice storm that played havoc with us last year, or will we        and Salvias are the last to flush out; sometimes, this does not occur
be fortunate and be spared this year? The trees and plants are still in     until April. The Live Oaks are the first trees to flush out new leaves,
their “dormancy” stage for several weeks. The mulch we applied last         whereas the Bur Oaks are the last trees to flush out. After we compile
month provided a nice warm blanket for the root system before the           our spring plant replacement list, we will turn it over to TCB and they
roots become active again. TCB will be applying a Pre-Emergent/             will begin replacing the dead or declining plant material. The plant
Fertilizer this month to help control the weeds as well as strengthen       replacements should occur in late April.
the root system of plants and turf.                                              If you have any questions regarding the program or any sugges-
      Our plan this spring to help control those pesky aphids we all        tions, please feel free to email me at david.longacre@pulte.com or
dealt with last year will be put in effect next month. We will apply        Aaron.johnson@pulte.com - or stop by the CA office and fill out a
a product called “Merit” when the Crepe Myrtles first leaf flush this         service request form. The forms are located on the back wall of the
spring. Merit is called a “systemic” insecticide which is drenched          Library. I look forward to a great spring. 
around the base of the Crepe Myrtle. When an insecticide such as
Merit is said to have systemic action or systemic properties, it means                February Scheduled Landscaping
that the insecticide is taken up by roots or absorbed through the leaves              Maintenance for Maintained Homes
into the plant. Simply put, the tree that is treated with such a material
now contains the material. Most insecticide concentrates are sprayed
                                                                              Pre-Emergent Fertilization for spring and summer weeds
on the plant where the insecticide material rests on the leaf or blade             Spring Fertilization • Monthly Irrigation Check
surface. A systemic insecticide works from the inside out instead of                 Weeding of Bed Areas • Bed Fertilization
only on the plant surface.
      The systemic action of Merit granules gives you two advantages
over conventional granules or sprays. The first advantage is long term       Friendly Parking Reminders
control. A surface application is constantly exposed to the elements.             Please park two golf carts in each
Rainfall, irrigation, and sunlight all play a part in the efficiency of an   parking space. Stagger the carts in
insecticide. A systemic product is protected by the elements because        each space by allowing the cart on the
it remains inside the plant’s leaves, stems, or blades. The second          left hand side to be parked up against
advantage of systemic insecticides over conventional insecticides is        the concrete wheel stop. For instance,
that the entire plant is protected from attack by insects, grubs, mites.    if a vehicle is parked in a space with
Root systems, stems, and leaf portions of the plant all contain a small     two golf carts to the left of a vehicle, and the golf carts are stag-
amount of the product, not just the leaf surface.                           gered as described, driver side access is then granted to the driver
                                                                            of the vehicle on the right. 

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                                                                                                                                                        Sun City
                                                                                                                                                        Texas
Resident Satisfaction Survey -
Comments, Concerns, and Responses
                                                                          most golf course restric-
     First, I would like to thank all of you who filled out the Resident
                                                                          tions apply to only the last
survey and were so honest and detailed in your comments. Please
                                                                          twenty feet of the lot.
know that one of the Community Association staff goals is Resident
Satisfaction and we always welcome your ideas and suggestions.                 Survey Comment:
                                                                          Covenant enforcement is
                    Facilities Department                                 not considered as impor-
         Submitted by David Hahn, Maintenance Manager                     tant here as in other Del
Some major accomplishments of 2007:                                       Webb communities.
• New roof on the Activities Center                                            RESPONSE: The
• New Fishing Pier                                                        new part-time inspector
• Resurfacing of the outdoor pool                                         position in the Commu-
• New alarm systems installed in buildings                                nity Standards Office is a move in the right direction towards more pro-
• Outsourcing of Housekeeping to Maintenance of Austin                    active enforcement of the Community’s covenants. Unfortunately, since
• Sparky’s opening, just to mention a few.                                the full complement of inspectors was not approved, the Community
Some survey comments addressed are as follows:                            Standards Office will not be able to rapidly complete this transition.
• Cleanliness of Golf restrooms and restocking of supplies                     Survey Comment: Would like to bring my modifications up to
• Cleanliness of Ballroom and Atrium – this is a challenge due to         date but have heard this group is not helpful and very autocratic and
                                           the constant use by many       certainly not helpful when you really want abide by the rules.
                                           different groups, but it is         RESPONSE: The Modifications Committee process takes 7-10
                                           being addressed.               days—from a resident submitting a form until the form is returned in the
                                                We have changed our       mail. The Modification Committee and the Community Standards Of-
                                           mindset from reactive to       fice routinely meet with residents to help them complete their submittal
                                           proactive. By doing our        or to help residents design their modifications in compliance with the
                                           inspections on a regular       community’s standards. Tuesday noon is the deadline for submitting
                                           basis, we have been able to    modification applications for the Modification Committee’s weekly
                                           take care of issues before     meeting. Modification applications submitted after the Tuesday noon
                                           they are reported. If you      deadline are processed for the following week’s meeting. Residents
                                           see a problem area, please     who would like to meet with the Modifications Committee should
                                           report it to the monitor’s     contact Carol VanWassehnova at 864-1205.
                                           desk in the Social Center                              Communications
                                           and we will take action.           Submitted by Sondra Carlton, CA Manager, Communications
                    Community Standards                                        • You asked for a better table of contents in the Sun Rays – we
   Submitted by Carl Zimmerman, Community Standards Director              gave you one.
     Survey Comment: Compliance with deed restrictions and rules               • We order more copies of the Sun Rays now, so getting a copy
could be more forcefully enforced.                                        when yours does not show up in the mail should be no problem.
     RESPONSE: Agreed and we are working on it. The new part-                  • We recognize the fact that many of you do not have cable TV
time inspector position in the Community Standards Office is a move        and don’t have access to our live broadcasts or the reruns on channel
in the right direction towards more pro-active enforcement of the         79. The Portal Support Group is working on an affordable way to make
Community’s deed restrictions and rules.                                  streaming it on the computer a reality, and will let you know when/if
                                                                          we can offer this option. As far as getting channel 79 on satellite, I am
     Survey Comment: I was quite pleased with the quick response
                                                                          not sure that will ever be an option, as that is a more complicated issue
to my modification request. The information provided for the process
                                                                          to resolve – but, we never say never in our department.
was complete and turn-around time was very quick.
     RESPONSE: Thank you. The Community Standards Office
endeavors to ensure that each resident’s modifications submittal is
processed in a timely manner. On average, most residents’ submittals
to the Modifications Committee are processed and approved within
7-10 days.
     Survey Comment: Restrictions should be more clear and simple.
Adding too many houses for present facilities - parking and traffic is
a problem and will get worse - too many restrictions. What you do in
your back yard should be your own business.
     RESPONSE: The new Sun City Texas Design Guide clarifies
many of the previously ambiguous residence appearance rules. When
in doubt, call Carol VanWassehnova at 864-1205 or Carl Zimmerman
at 864-1251. The Sun City Texas Design Guidelines allow residents
significant latitude in landscaping their homes. Interior lot and lots
adjoining a “green space” such as a Level III, IV, or V have very few
restrictions. Golf course lots have specific restrictions; however,

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      • We are implementing a Q & A on the portal as requested. We need                              the mowers come by. The weather can make
questions to answer, so, please ask. You can send to ca@sctxca.org.                                  a big difference in when these mowings occur
      • Duplication of information was a consistent comment – this                                   and the degree to which they need mowing.
one we continue to work on. People get their information from differ-                                These areas act as major drainage easements
ent media, so we may tend to put the same information out in various                                 and are cultivated native Texas landscape zones,
media. If you are one of the truly informed who pays attention to all                                not greenbelt areas. Residents have requested
of them, you may see an article more than once. Others may never see                                 the ability to plant and enhance these areas and
it – depends on your focus.                                                                          those requests have consistently been denied
      • The Web Portal navigation bar has been changed since the            for the reasons stated above. Construction traffic by outside vendors
survey and we hope that moving around the portal has become easier          installing swimming pools, etc. is prohibited from entering through
since this change. The “Site Index’ (on left navigation bar) is a terrific   these common areas, unless given special permission by the CA. If
tool for finding what you need with one click. You can add pages to          you have a special request for more landscaping on native land, your
your Favorites, which makes it easier to get back to that page when         request must go to the Property & Grounds committee.
you need to do so. Also, the Portal Lessons in each of the last four Sun         • What is the plan to eradicate Johnson grass in the level 3s? We
Rays should help you learn the nuances of our portal.                       are contracted for two chemical applications to control this unwanted
                                                                            weed.
                              Activities                                         • Nature Trails are under contract to be maintained by Native Land
        Submitted by Sondra Carlton, CA Manager, Activities                 Design, which includes mowing and spraying of weeds encroaching
     • You asked for more day trips and we have provided. There are         on trails. Certain low spots can be improved, but not perfected, and
more now than ever before.                                                  major runoff cannot by controlled. Even soil areas will not be mulched,
     • Print activities guidelines in the Sun                                                    and, in the future, muddy trails and puddles are to
Rays so residents know what is expected. We                                                      be expected. Please wear appropriate gear when
have included these in the last several issues of                                                hiking on the trails.
Sun Rays and will continue to do so providing                                                          • Plantings that look overgrown and old will
space is available.                                                                              be spruced up. Heavily shaded grounds behind the
     • Would like to see less expensive con-                                                     Village Center complex will be addressed first.
certs for those on limited budgets. We are of-                                                         • Small annual plants in front of signage will
fering more variety than ever trying to keep the                                                 be eliminated. Color will be installed in larger beds
costs minimal when possible. However, we                                                         for more impact. Of course, as in your own yards,
had many requests for trips with more “glitz”                                                    deer-resistant annuals are always a challenge.
and we have provided those also.                                                                       • Clean up of Berry Creek dam is scheduled
     • When there is a dance in the ballroom,                                                    for 2008.
cool it down before the dance starts. We set                                                           • Fire ant control is a major effort and will
the thermostats to cool the room prior to the                                                    be coordinated with neighborhoods, CA and golf
dances and have also set up large fans to keep                                                   courses. Level 3s are not included; mostly because
you cool you as you dance around the floor.                                                       of karst rules (see CC&Rs). Spot treatment in
     • Have more events at the outdoor                                                           yards is encouraged and the CA has contracted
Pavilion. We have begun taking advantage                                                         for that to take place in the highly manicured turf
of this terrific amenity and will continue to                                                     and bed areas.
do so in the future.                                                                                   • Trash pickup throughout the community.
       Landscape Department                                                                      CA landscape schedules daily trash runs and our
          Submitted by Catrin Dubois,                                                            contractors pick up trash while working along the
           Landscape Superintendent                                                              roadways. Our unwritten policy is: You see it, you
     • There were many questions regarding                                                       pick it up. Neighborhoods still under construction
Level 1 and 3 landscape areas. You can go to your governing docu-           are burdened with a lot more trash. We are assisting Pulte in keeping
ments to see detailed descriptions of these areas.                          common grounds reasonably trash-free.
     • Level 1 comments included requests for better weed control,               • For requests regarding landscaping in new neighborhoods,
more native plant materials, less pampas grass, less wasted water, re-      please understand that until a neighborhood has been turned over to
pair of eroded turf areas, dead tree removal and better fire ant control.    the CA we do not have the authority to maintain these areas. Those
You will see major improvements this year with the new landscape            requests will be sent to Pulte. You can email Pulte directly at www.
contractor, Native Land Design, coming on board. Their contract calls       pulte.com.
for more fertilizations, erosion repairs, plant replacements, wild flower         • Sun City’s irrigation system is a vast array of valves, pipes,
seed application and general renovations of neighborhood entryways.         battery operated units and thousands of sprinkler heads. Our new land-
A full-time irrigation technician will be dedicated to our property to      scape contractor has committed two full time employees to monitor
address irrigation issues. If you see problems with irrigation call 864-    and maintain this system.
1200 or 864-1239 with the specific details.                                       • Water is a precious commodity and we realize we have a
     • Level 3 - there were many comments regarding Level 3 common          responsibility to take stewardship of the natural resource. Therefore,
areas behind homes and adjacent to the golf course. The CA has com-         turf has been minimized in areas where possible. Over half of our
mitted funds to mow these non-manicured, non-irrigated, native areas        system is connected to the ET based computer system and receives
at least three times a year to maintain a fire break behind your homes.      daily data from the golf course weather station, allowing us to adjust
This will be done after the wildflowers have bloomed and gone to seed.       the flow of water applied. You are one of our best sources for water
These areas are mowed with a tractor and shredder where possible. This      line breaks or problems with the system. Please call 864-1200 if you
is more of a field mowing than a golf course mowing. Clippings are           should see water gushing anywhere in the community, and tell us the
not raked and picked up. Please do not expect a manicured look after        location of the break.


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                                                                                                                                                         Sun City
                                                                                                                                                         Texas
Hunting and Fishing Club’s Fourth
Annual Rainbow Trout Fishing
Tournament a big success!
     The Weather Gods smiled upon Sun City on January 4
and 5, providing balmy temperatures and sunny skies for the
annual Trout Tournament. A total of 229 men, women, and
grandchildren participated in the Trout Tournament, with 45 fish
caught by fly fishermen on Friday, January 4, and 230 caught
by other fishermen on Saturday, January 5. Participants were
allowed to keep their catch - up to a limit of three.
     After the tournament, volunteers participated in a “tree
planting” by placing Christmas trees on the bottom of the lake.
The trees act as fish attractors, and provide shelter for smaller
fish (see below).
                               Photos by Barbara Wilder




                                                           Off you go! - Volunteers load boats with donated Christmas trees. The trees
                                                           are weighted with concrete blocks, and dropped to the bottom of the lake. The
                                                           trees serve as fish attractors and provide shelter for smaller fish, which, in turn,
                                                           attracts bigger fish - thus, creating a food chain and improving the fishery. The
                                                           trees also give off nutrients to feed the fish.


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                                                                                                New Location
                                      From the
                                      Web Portal                                     MI-ME’S
                                                                        104 Western Trail (Behind Domino’s Pizza)
                                      Administrator...
                                                                    Men’s Haircut - $11
                                   Answers to common
                                   questions about the
                                                                    Women’s Haircut - $18           Call Karen  Gaida
                                                                    (Shampoo included.)
                                    SCTX Web Portal                 Perms & Color - $60 and up            818-7445
                                                                    (Includes cut and style.)
                              By Larry Douglas
                           Web Portal Administrator                 Foils/Highlights
                                                                    Brow/Lip Wax - $5 each
                                                                                 Monday - Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Q   How can I update my Resident Information (e.g., email
    address, telephone number, password)?
    A. Please do the following:                                         2 Then go to Login (upper right hand corner of the window).
    1. Go to the Sun City web portal home page (www.sctxca.org).        3. Click on Forgot Password? and follow the directions.
    2. Then go to Login (upper right hand corner of the window)
       and login.
    3. Then go to My Sun City (upper right hand corner of the
                                                                   Q    What if I do not have a password?
                                                                        A. If you do not currently have a password, please go to http://
       window).
                                                                   www.sctxca.org/suncity/help-desk/resources/password-information-
    4. Then go to Edit Profile.
                                                                   form.pdf to download the password request form. Print it, fill it out,
    5. Make your updates and click on the Submit button.
                                                                   and bring it, along with your badge, to the Monitor Desk at the Social
               For detailed instructions, please go to
                                                                   Center, or to the CA Office, or to the Office of Communications.
    http://www.sctxca.org/suncity/help-desk/profile-help.html.
                                                                   Blank password request forms are also available at the Communica-

Q   What if I have forgotten my password?
                                                                   tions Office.
                                                                               Larry Douglas can be reached at 864-1217 or
                                                                                      email larry.douglas@pulte.com
    A. Please do the following:
    1. Go to the Sun City web portal (www.sctxca.org).                                    www.sctxca.org

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                                                                                                Sun City Texas • February 2008       13
                                                                                                                                            Sun City
                                                                                                                                            Texas
Sun City Events
                                                                          amazed to learn that Sarah was born blind with a severe cleft palate.
Mardi Gras Weekend                                                        You don’t want to miss the opportunity to bask in the talent of the
Sponsored by                                                              incredible Sarah Getto.
Neighborhood 13
Saturday, February 2 - For tickets, see below*
                                                                          Showtime! Welcome to Bran-Sun City
      Neighborhood 13 has pulled out all the stops in presenting an       Follies 2008
incredible, authentic Cajun celebration of Mardi Gras right here in Sun   Monday, February 18 through Saturday, February 23,
City. The events will take place on Saturday, February 2.                 7 p.m., SCB, $12 pp
      What would Mardi Gras be without a parade? The fun begins                Tickets are on sale now for the wonderful Showtime Follies. Six
Saturday morning at 10:30 a.m. with a fabulous Mardi Gras Golf Cart       full nights of fabulous entertainment filled with music, dancing, and
Parade. The carts will be decorated to celebrate the event, complete      skits performed by a wonderful and extremely talented cast. Under
with bead-throwing and great costumes. Pick your spot along the parade    the direction of Meredith Chiles, with musical arrangements by Everett
route (Rio Grande Loop) and join in the festivities!                      Schmidt, this show is one not to be missed!
      You won’t want to miss our Mardi Gras Dance at the SCB. The              Get on board the tour bus for an exciting evening in Bran-Sun
dance will be held from 7 to 10 p.m., and will feature an authentic       City. Take in the sights of Red Hot & Blue where the 20’s-40’s era is
Cajun band from South Louisiana, “Ed Gary and the Cajun Aces.”            featured, enjoy the 50’s and Beyond, Legends In Review, Sun Country
This will be a fun-filled evening with Cajun dancing and Cajun enter-      Jubilee, and Broadway Moments. You will find exciting new talent as
tainment, including our very own Neighborhood 13 King and Queen           well as some of the tried and true performers you have seen in past
of Mardi Gras. *Tickets are only $10 per person and are selling fast.     Follies. At the end of the evening, you will have seen a performance
Please call Linda Ticer at 868-9386 to get yours today! The dance is      unequal to anything we have ever presented for your entertainment.
BYOB and tables can be reserved at 5 p.m. by placing name cards at             Show time for all performances is 7 p.m. Tickets for all six per-
each reserved seat.                                                       formances will be $12 per person. BE SURE TO NOTE: Auditorium
      Mark your calendars now for February 2 and plan to join us for      ticket seating will be by TICKET NUMBERS with posted times for
this great day and evening of Cajun fun. For general information about    seating. Get your tickets early to ensure the best seating possible. We
the events, please contact Shirley Hale at 864-2392.                      anticipate a sell out for each and every performance, but tickets may
                                                                          also be purchased at the door based on availability once the numbered
Take 5! Songs of Stage, Screen & Broadway                                 tickets have been seated.
Tuesday, February 5, 7 p.m., SCB, $10 pp                                           This will be an event you will not want to miss – so, get your
                                      Take 5 performs an eclectic         tickets now, check the seating times carefully, and prepare for a wonder-
                                 blend of tunes from the past and         ful evening of entertainment designed especially for you! For further
                                 present and blend is the word! Rich      information, please call Meredith Chiles 868-1391.
                                 vocal harmonies, stylish arrange-
                                 ments and distinctive stage presence     Tickets for events listed in this publication for the first
                                 are hallmarks of this versatile group.      time are available beginning Friday, February 1.
                                 From popular Broadway musicals                Tickets that have been on sale previously are
                                 to Swing era classic and POPular                      available at the CA office now.
                                 Standards, Take 5 performs selections
close to the heart.
     Based in Austin, Texas, Take 5 consists of Tish Bender (Austin         Non-Profit Fair
Country Dinner Playhouse, River City Pops), Edie Elkjer (Six Flags,         Thursday, February 28, 2-7 p.m., SCB
Houston Windmill Dinner Theater, Denver Dinner Playhouse), Pete                                                        The Sun City Texas
Meeker (lawyer by day, singer by night), Fred Lugo (Director of Retired                                           Community Association
Senior Programs by day, singer by night), and Grady Basler (River                                                 will host a Nonprofit Fair in
City Pops, Regional Theater, Program Director for Dental Oncology                                                 the Social Center Ballroom
Education, Baylor College.) You’re sure to enjoy this great show!                                                 on Thursday, February 28,
                                                                                                                  from 2 p.m. until 7 p.m.
The Incredible Sarah Getto                                                                                        This fair is in response to re-
Saturday, February 9, 7 p.m., SCB, $8 pp                                                                          quests from many nonprof-
      Sarah began teaching herself to play the piano                                                              its seeking a forum to get
at age 3 and the violin at 10. She also plays the                           their message to our community. The Community Association
guitar, bass, and autoharp, and started compos-                             invited over 200 central Texas nonprofits to attend this gather-
ing music in her early teens. Currently a senior at                         ing to tell their story and recruit volunteers. Representatives
Southeastern Oklahoma State University, she will                            from Georgetown’s Palace Theater, United Way of Williamson
graduate in 2007 with a degree in music education.                          County, The Caring Place, and many others will have booths at
Sarah placed First in the State at the National Asso-                       the Fair. For residents wanting to give something back to the
ciation of Teachers of Singers (NATS) competition,                          community, this Fair will give attendees the opportunity to find
and has been performing with the Oakridge Boys                              a “cause” and a “nonprofit” and, subsequently, contribute their
in front of an audience of 30,000. Additionally, she                        time and talents to central Texas charitable organizations. Or, for
placed 3rd in the 2006 Billboard Magazine World                             those who are looking for services available, this will perhaps
Songwriting Competition. If that is not impressive enough, you’ll be        open a door for you.


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                                                                                                         Sun City Events
“Marilyn Monroe” Comes to Sun City!                                             Golden Spread Council and Girl Scout Troup 99. Kwahadis are a fel-
Sunday, March 2, 7 p.m., SCB, $10 pp                                            lowship of Scouting families who work together to provide leadership
                        Meet Kristy Casey, recently featured as Mari-           and educational experiences for youth through travel and performances.
                   lyn Monroe in People Magazine’s review of “The               Over 1600 boys and girls have earned the right to perform the Kwahadi
                   Next Best Thing.” Kristy started impersonating               dances since it began in 1944. They’ve been honored with the Youth
                   Marilyn at Universal Studios, where she sang at              Award for Excellence by the Texas Commission for the Arts and were
                   Mel’s Diner, did shows with the Blues Brothers,              selected to represent the United States at the International Festival of
                   and many special events in and outside the park.             the Arts in Ammon, Jordan.
                   Blessed with the ability to sing, she’ll delight one
                   lucky audience birthday boy with her special ver-
sion of ‘Happy Birthday!’ ‘Diamonds are a Girls Best Friend,’ ‘I want
                                                                                                     Semi-Annual
to be Loved by You,’ and many more of the Marilyn songs you’ve
grown to love will be featured in this evening’s performance. Come
                                                                                           SC Garage Sale
on down to the Sun City Ballroom to ‘meet’ Marilyn.                                Saturday, April 5 – EARLY! Approx. 7 a.m. to Noon
                                                                                              Rain Date: Saturday, April 12
Williamson County Symphony Orchestra                                                       $30 per space, Table Rental $7.50
Saturday, March 8, 7.30 p.m., SCB, $8 pp                                                Every year our Garage Sale at-
                       The Williamson County Symphony Orchestra                   tracts people from all over. Now is
                  returns for another stellar performance. As always,             the time for you to get rid of stored
                  the Orchestra performs a “pops” type concert of                 items in your garage and closet that
                  from ten to twelve pieces with most being from 4 to             are just taking up space and put
                  7 minutes in length. Dr. Thomas E. Rainey, Director             $$CASH$$ in your pockets! Use
                  of Music, has a saying: “If you don’t like what we are          your own table and chairs or rent a
                  playing, just wait a couple minutes. The next piece             table from us (you’ll need to provide
                  will probably get you really excited or will enchant            your own chairs). We’ll have close to 100 booths. Remember:
                  you.” For those who enjoy an evening of varied,                 It’s against our CC&Rs to have individual garage sales.
beautiful, exciting music, you will not want to miss this concert.                      Space is sold on a first come first served basis, so head on
                                                                                  over to the CA office to purchase your space today. Instructions
Luck of the Irish Casino Night                                                    and booth assignment will be disseminated at that time. Please
Monday, March 17, 7 p.m., SCB, $50 pp                                             note, the SC Garage Sale is not a vendor fair; no business booths
                                                                                  allowed.
                       Will Luck be your Lady tonight? Join the party for
                       a night of high rolling. Play all your favorite casino
                       games like Roulette, Craps, Texas Hold ‘em, Black        The Teresa Garner Bluegrass Band,
                       Jack, and slot machines. Professional dealers, a
          MUSIC! festive environment, music, snacks and great prizes
                                                                                Picnic in the Pavilion!
         SNACKS! put the odds well in favor of a great night!                   Wednesday, April 30, 6 p.m., LHPP, $10 pp
         PRIZES!            How do you win prizes? For your gaming                                                 Grab your picnic hamper and
                       pleasure, each attendee will begin with two tickets                                    come on down to the Pavilion to meet
                       ‘worth’ $1,000. Winnings will be paid out in chips.                                    Teresa Garner’s Bluegrass Band! Teresa
Accumulated chips will be turned in toward the end of the night for raffle                                     Garner’s Bluegrass Band has been fea-
tickets which will be used in the Chinese Prize Raffle. “Bid” on any item                                      tured on local radio stations and at area
you like by placing your raffle ticket in the container in front of the item                                   festivals and restaurants. They also stay
you are trying to win. A winning ticket is drawn for each item. Increase                                      busy playing for various private parties.
your chance of winning by using multiple tickets for that special prize you                                   Actually, whenever two or more of them
have your eye on! Great fun for all so gather your friends and neighbors                                      gather, music is gonna happen.
and head out for Casino Night! Set-Up Hospitality Table provided for                Come enjoy the lively pickings of Teresa, Bill, Jim and Wayne who
your convenience.                                                               know what Bluegrass is all about!
                                                                                    Please note: Your picnic is not included in the fee. Also, please
Kwahadi Indian Dancers                                                          provide your own refreshments.
Wednesday, March 19, 7 p.m., SCB, $10 pp
     Return performance by request! We’re                                       Junior Camp 2008
proud to host a dance troupe of 25 dancers                                      Session 1: June 17 - 20; Session 2: June 24 - 27
in full costume who will be featured in a 90                                         There will be some changes to the registration process this year
minute performance. Come see the Flag and                                       for Jr. Camp. Registration packets, with instructions, will be ready
Soldier Honoring Dance, Hoop Dance, Belt                                        for pickup beginning Monday, March 3, at the Monitor’s desk in the
Dance, Eagle Dance and many traditional                                         Social Center Lobby. All forms must be complete in their entirety
dances.                                                                         prior to registering your grandchild for camp, so be prepared to get
     Kwahadi Heritage sponsors the Kwa-                                         shot records, updated information, and signatures as soon as possible
hadi Dancers, who are comprised of the                                          after getting your packet. Look for complete information in the March
Venture Crew Nine, Boy Scout Troup 9 of the                                     Sun Rays.


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                                                                                                                                                           Texas
Sun City Dances
                                                                       The Bobby Layne Orchestra
   Country Western                                                     Friday, February 8, 7 p.m., SCB, $15 pp
                                                                                                 By Request – Return Engagement! Inter-
                                                                                            nationally famous and labeled “The Nation’s 1st
    Joker’s Wild Band                                                                       choice in Big Band Music,” Bobby Lane has sur-
                                                                                            rounded himself with a diverse group of musicians
                                                                                            who are capable of playing any style of music
                                                                                            from the 30s to today’s current hits. The band
                                                                                            features four reeds, three brass, piano, bass, drums
                                                                                            and a truly attractive and very talented vocalist
                                                                                            Trudy Du May. This is an entertainment experi-
                                                                                            ence you will not want to miss. This orchestra
                                                                       has been featured in National Publications, appeared on radio and TV,
                                                                       and has won numerous National Awards and Presidential Citations.
                                                                       This fine group of musicians will provide an unforgettable evening!
                                                                       Get your tickets early and bring your friends.

                                                                       Valentine’s Day Dance
                                                                       Featuring The Original Recipe Band
   Sweethearts of the Rodeo                                            Thursday, February 14, 7 p.m., SCB, $15 pp
                                                                            Grab your sweetheart or friend or just
   Country Western Valentine’s Dance                                   come by yourself, but whatever you do,
   Featuring San Antonio’s Joker’s Wild Band – NEW!                    don’t miss the Valentine’s Day dance in the
   Friday, February 15, 7 p.m., SCB, $15 pp                            Sun City Ballroom featuring the Original
                        Our CW Holiday ball was so well received       Recipe Band. The Original Recipe Band
                   we decided to spiff up Valentine’s Day too! So      is based on this simple premise. They
                   get out the fancy duds, grab a rose for your best   play good music; authentic Sinatra, real
                   guy, gal or for yourself and head on down to the    big band tunes, mambos, bossa novas and much, much more. It’s not
   Sun City Ballroom for a special night of Country Western fun.       all ballroom!! Based in Central Texas, the band is comprised of top
   Enjoy the sounds of the Jokers Wild Band, a six piece band who      flight local musicians. The Original Recipe Band’s singers, horns and
   has been climbing the Music Row Breakout Charts with their          rhythm section are driven by over three hundred custom arrangements
   singles ‘Please Catch Me’ and ‘The Rain.’ In a few years you’re     making it the powerhouse of musical entertainment.
   going to be able to say I knew that band when…..!! Joker’s               Light refreshments will be provided. Feel free to bring your own
   Wild has gained an astonishing and rapid demand throughout          snacks as well. Enjoy the ambiance and listen to some great music!
   the greater South Texas area and this is your chance to enjoy
   their talent right here in Sun City. From ‘Cotton Eye Joe’ and      Just Friends! - NEW!
   ‘The Chair,’ to ‘Boot Scootin Boogie,’ ‘Whisky Lullaby’ and         Friday, March 7, 7 p.m., SCB, $10 pp
   ‘Dueling Banjos.’ There’s something for everyone with the                Enjoy a local Sun City band under the direction of Ron Rose.
   Joker’s Wild.                                                       This 8-piece group of Sun City residents has played for many of your
                                                                       neighborhood parties and club activities. Gather up your friends and
  Trina and the Three Finger Jack                                      come out for some fun and dancing.

                         Band - NEW!
                                             Friday, March 14
                                             7 to 10 p.m., SCB
                                                                           CA Etiquette: Dances and Events
                                             $10 pp                      Saving your seat: The doors to the CA Events will be open one half
                                                                         hour prior to show time to allow people to be seated. If you wish to bring
                                                  Trina and the          your individual place cards to designate your seat you may do so at that
                                             Three Finger Jack           time; however, seats may not be saved for others by ‘chair tipping’ or
                                             Band are here in Sun        placing blanket ‘Reserved’ cards on the table. CA socials are a wonderful
                                             City for the first time.     opportunity to make new friends and keep the old! Please welcome all to
                                             This is another             your table.
  local band that plays traditional country music. Their                 Snacks and Drinks: All attendees are welcome to bring their own
  music includes songs from the greats like Patsy Cline                  snacks, cups, drinks and libations. The Hospitality Table will be available at
  and Ray Price. The band features two female and two                    all dances to purchase your set ups or to provide you with ice and water. Ice
  male singers and also includes a fiddle player, a must                  buckets and pitchers are limited. Please share with your table companions.
  for some country western dancers. Buy your ticket
                                                                         Cleanup: Trash bins will be placed around the Ballroom. Please clear
  and come enjoy a evening in the ballroom.                              your table trash before you leave and return your ice buckets and pitchers
                                                                         to the Hospitality Table.



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                                          Channel 79                                            News & Views Staff
                                           Programs                                                                         Jim Hester
                                                                                                                   Production Manager, Video Editor
                                            Tune in to                                         Judy                         Don Snapp
                                        “News & Views”                                         Weckerly                      Cameraman
                                                                                               Producer
                                       every Monday and                                                                    Rohi Emran
                                                                                                                       Cameraman, Video Editor
                                           Tuesday at
                                                                                                                        Arnie Skjelbostad
                                       11 a.m., 2 or 6 p.m.                                                                    Key Grip
      What’s Happening in Sun City Texas this Week?                                                                      Thelma Marshall
                                                                                               Kay Hester             Calendar/Email Coordinator
   February Focus: February 11/12:                                                             Associate                 Sondra Carlton
                             60+ Anniversary Couples
   Matters of the Heart                                                                        Producer                         Editor
                             February 18/19:                                                                              Beverly Emran
   February 4/5:             Dr. Stephen Benold
   Chartered Clubs A to Z                                                                                                     Announcer
   Crime Stoppers            February 25/26:                                                                       Pattie Fludd, Cheryl Wills,
                             News & Views Spotlights...                                                                  Ralph Salyers
   February 6: (Wednesday) Georgetown Animal Shelter                                                                     Producer’s Assistants
   Pavilion Grand Re-opening
   from September 2007                                                                               Have any ideas for interVIEWS?
                                                                                                                     Email us at:
                                                                                                        newsandviews@suddenlink.net
News & Views sponsored by:
                                                                                           When you see this logo        next to an event,
                                                                                      it means that event will be broadcast live on Channel 79.



           Sun City Amateur Radio Society
   offers free help setting up your weather radios
         What is a Ham operator?                 about $40-$50. These radios need to be set up
     Ham radio operators are the people who      with the local identifiers to alert only on local
often help with communications during emer-      emergency conditions. This required setup can
gencies, such as hurricanes or tornadoes, when   be confusing for some.
other communication systems, such as TV                      Free help is available!
and radio, fail. Hams have the ability to com-         We at SCARS will set up your weather ra-
municate via certain radio frequencies when      dio, and request that you visit our Web Site and
cell phones don’t function or when electricity   fill out a request form on our contact page. One
is out. Ham operators provided an invaluable     of our members will contact you and arrange
service maintaining vital communications
during hurricanes Katrina and Rita, when
                                                 a time and place to set up your new weather
                                                 radio with the appropriate settings to alert only
                                                                                                                Did You Know?
commercial communications were lost. We at       on Williamson County emergencies. Needless
                                                                                                               Spring and summer in
SCARS hope we will never have to perform         to say, this setup service is without charge. To            central Texas are the most
under those conditions again.                    get to the contact page on the SCARS website,               active times of year for the
     Stay alert! Get a weather radio!            just type in the address below and you will be               formation of tornadoes.
     Instead, we would like to offer The Sun     brought to the contact page on our site. If you
City community our services in a preventive      do not have access to a computer, please call             Tornado Facts for Williamson Coun-
way. Many of us have weather radios which        Ron Greene at 863-2953, and he will make the               ty (including Georgetown, Round
set off an audible alarm during local weather    necessary arrangements to get your weather                 Rock, Cedar Park, Leander, Jarrell)
advisories. Those of us who don’t have one       radio set up.                                                  1953 through May 31, 2005
should! They usually can be purchased for                                                                 Number of Tornadoes: 52
                                                    Watch future Sun Rays issues for                      Largest (F rating) Tornado: F5 on
                                                  information on the Skywarn program,                     05/27/1997 in Jarrell
                                                     to be presented by the National                      Deaths Attributed to Tornadoes: 29
                                                     Weather Service in the Ballroom.                     (27 in Jarrell after the F5; 1 in 1989; 1
                                                  This informative event will be open to                  in 1980)
                                                       everyone, and is tentatively                       Injuries Attributed to Tornadoes: 70
                                                                                                          Property Damage: $117 million
                                                            scheduled for April.
                                                                                                                Source: austin.about.com
  http://www.sctxca.org/suncity/clubs-groups/sites/amradio/contact/

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                                                                                                                                                           Texas
    Go Eagles Go!
    Sun City Eagles Boosters -
    Fun and fellowship while supporting high school athletes
                                                  By Barbara Mabray


                                        T
                                                he 175 members of the
                                                Sun City Eagles Boost-
                                                ers enjoy high school
                                         athletics, and their attendance
                                         at football and basketball games
                                         is a tremendous support to the
                                         youth of the Georgetown com-
                                         munity.
                                               Early Sun City residents
                                         started attending the high school
football games, and that group formed a chartered club in 1998. Today,
more than 100 residents are football season ticket holders. During
the fall, a familiar sight on Friday nights is school buses lined up at       Sun City Eagles Boosters are very supportive of high school youth
                                                                              and their activities.
Sparky’s and enthusiastic residents waiting to board.
     The Boosters create a large block of blue in the football stadium
and are recognized at each game by the announcer. The Boosters are
proud to be part of a high school event involving 400 students who
have worked hard in extracurricular activities─football, band, drill
team, and cheerleading.
     Boosters also started attending girls’ basketball games, and strong
support grew for the girls’ basketball program. The Boosters again meet
at Sparky’s for that bus ride to the game, where they are acknowledged
by the announcer. After the game, the team visits the Boosters and
thanks them for attending.
     The girls have had many outstanding players, with several going
to major universities on athletic scholarships. Their outstanding play         “Rarely will you ever find a group of people who unconditionally support
usually results in play-off opportunities, and chartered buses take the        athletic teams at a high school like the Sun City Boosters. Our student-
Boosters to these events.                                                      athletes are very aware of and appreciative of the support given by the
     As the club grows, future plans could include scheduled bus trips         Sun City Boosters.” - Eagles Football Coach Phil Blue
to the boys’ basketball games. The boys’ basketball program is also a
very strong winning program.                                                  game, and a Chili Supper in the fall.
     The Boosters have several social events each year─a Membership                All residents of Sun City are invited to join this enthusiastic group.
BBQ in early May, a Tailgate BBQ prior to the first home football              Call Peggy (864-0725) to learn more about the Boosters.




“The fans from Sun City are like surrogate grandparents to the members of the girls’ basketball team.
Your sea of Sun City BLUE gives us a great home court advantage, and, when you travel to our district   Eagles Boosters enjoy watching the Lady
sites, it provides us with great energy when we have more fans than the home team.” - Lady Eagles       Eagles play basketball in the high school
Basketball Coach Rhonda Farney                                                                          gym.

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                                                                                                       Chartered Clubs
                                             Horsin’ Around                                            be obtained at our site on the Sun City TX
                                             Pitching horseshoes is a fun way to get some              Web Portal.
                                             fresh air and enjoy good fellowship! Check out
                                             the horseshoe pits, located behind the Fitness                              Billiards
                                             Center.                                                                     (Aka The Rack Pack)
                                                                                                                          Contact: Larry Ciupak,
                                                                                                                          281-827-9965.
                                                                                                                          The Billiards room is avail-
                                                                                                       able for open play seven days a week. We
                                                   Aviation                                            have several tournaments each year for our
                                                   Saturday, February 9, 9 a.m., ACA                   members. Individuals, couples and groups of
                                                   Contact: Bill Heft, 868-0022, e-mail                friends take advantage of the relaxing, social
                                                   billheft@ verizon.net, or Pete Blakely, 864-        aspect of a game of pool.
                                                   0923, e-mail peter.blakely@suddenlink.net                 To become a member of the Billiards
Alternative Healing &                                    Some folks are helicopter mechanics           Club, please fill out an application. Applica-
                                                   and/or pilots, while others maintain and/or         tions can be found in the Billiard Room and
Wellness                                           pilot fixed wing aircraft. However, not many         on the Billiards Club microsite on the SCTX
Friday, February 8, 1 p.m. ACA                     are accomplished and experienced mechanics          web portal). The annual dues are $7 for an in-
Contact: Doug Willoughby at 819-0133 or            and pilots of both types of flying machines.         dividual and $3 for each additional household
email dougnjoan@suddenlink.net.                          Be with us on February 9 to hear our own      member. Put the completed application and
      Shanti Dechen will speak on Aroma-           neighbor, Wayne Nelson, describe his excit-         the dues in an envelope addressed “Billiards
therapy at our February meeting. She is the        ing career, starting as a helicopter mechanic in    Club” and drop it off at the CA office.
Director of Aroma Apothecary Healing Arts          the Air Force, adding fixed wing maintenance               Members of the Billiards Club may use
Academy in Austin. The club’s meetings are         and pilot credentials, and starting a flying         the Billiards Room any time it is open. All
dedicated to bringing information about all        club which ultimately became a commuter             other non-member residents, their visitors
aspects of alternative healing and wellness.       airline. After a tour with the Forest Service, he   and guests, are welcome every day from 8-10
For everyone with chronic diseases, we en-         retired with 30 years of Federal Civil Service      a.m. and 5-7 p.m. In addition, non-members,
courage you to explore many of the alterna-        to then become a partner, chief pilot, and V.P.     their visitors and guests, may use the Billiards
tive treatments available in our community.        of Operations for Air Nevada Airline, flying         Room at any time if tables are not in use by
      The Nutrition Study Group will meet on       tourists over the Grand Canyon. He finally           members.
the second Wednesday, February 13, at 3:30         retired from all of his businesses in 2006 and            Questions concerning the Billiards Club
pm in Meeting Rooms 3 & 4. The Qigong              moved to Sun City.                                  or the use and maintenance of the room may
Study Group will meet each Wednesday and                  We hope that you will join us at 8:30        be directed to the Treasurer, Larry Ciupak.
Friday morning at 8 a.m. in the Atrium. The        a.m. for coffee and donuts and good social-
Allergy Support Group will meet on Friday,         izing before the meeting.                           Bocce
February 15, at 2 p.m. in Meeting Rooms                                                                Wednesday, February 6, 10 a.m., AC,
3 & 4.                                             Ballroom Dance                                      MR 1/2
      The Club’s Health Information Library        Wednesday, February 6, 7 p.m., SCB                  Contact: Dick Denny, 864-3144.
in the Activities Center Meeting Room 3 will       Contact: Ralph Salyers, 864-2812, or                Visit Bocce on the web at www.sctxca.org.
be open each Friday from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.         email jodotcom@aol.com or visit the club’s                 Are you still
We have health and reference books, CDs,           website via the web portal, www.sctxca.org.         searching for a mean-
VHS and audio tapes for study in the library                             The Ballroom Dance            ingful New Year ’s
or that can be borrowed for study at home.                          Club’s next event will be          resolution? How about
      Go to our Club website for further infor-                     on Wednesday, February 6,          fresh air, exercise, and new friendships? The
mation. Look under Clubs & Groups for the                           at 7 p.m. in the Ballroom.         solution is bocce!
link. It provides information about meetings,                       All the popular ballroom                 Bocce members play Monday through
past speakers, the library catalog of materials                     dances will be featured,           Saturday, starting at 9 a.m. Additional ses-
and archives of club information.                                   including Fox Trot, Waltz,         sions begin at 1 p.m. Players choose morning
                                                   East and West Coast Swing, Two Step, Cha            or afternoon depending on the weather and
Amateur Radio Society                              Cha, Rhumba, and many more. Music will              personal schedules. New players and guests
Meeting: Wednesday, February 6, 7 p.m., AC,        be provided from the best recording artists         are always welcome! Bocce Club members
MR 1 Coffee: Wednesdays, 8 a.m. at IHOP            in the land.                                        are friendly and very willing to show you the
Contact: Jim Hester, 868-1886                           Ice, water, plastic glasses, and nap-          game. Bocce is easy to learn and fun to play.
     The topic at our February meeting will be     kins will be provided. Please remember to           You will find the bocce courts located behind
“Internet Remote Base DX’ing.”                     bring your own beverage needs. Guests are           the Social Center.
     The Sun City repeater is on 441.625 MHz,      welcome to attend for a limited number of                 Three and four point frames are typical
pl tone 100, so please call in! Please join us     times.                                              scores for many competitors. Karen Saunders
for breakfast, come to the meeting, or visit our        Membership is $12 per person for 2008,         is the latest high roller with 5 points. Con-
web site in the clubs section of the Community     which includes the monthly dances; however,         gratulations, Karen!
Association Web Portal http://www.sctxca.          additional fees may be charged for special                Bocce Fact of the Month: Players: In a
org/suncity/clubs-groups/clubs/amradio.            events. An application and guidelines may
                                                                                                                         Continued on next page

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Chartered Clubs
Continued from previous page                         On December 10, a Grand Slam of 7             access. Conversion equipment and training
game of bocce, players are divided into two      Spades was bid and made by Mary Davis and         are provided.
sides or teams. Each side is comprised of one    Cecil Cooper.                                          Join the Club or Renew Your Member-
                                                                                                   ship for 2008: Residents may now join or re-
to four players.                                 Computer                                          new at the CyberCenter Lab paying by check.
Bridge                                           www.sctxcompclub.org                              Visit the Club’s Web site for details. The Sun
     Beginner, intermediate, and advanced        Computer Lab Phone: 864-1176                      City Computer Club had over 2500 members
bridge lessons are available and open to         email: info@sctxcompclub.org                      at the end of December 2007, making it the
all residents of Sun City. Membership in         Monday programs: SCB, 1 p.m.                      largest Chartered Club in Sun City Texas.
Bridge Clubs not required to attend the les-                      Monday, February 4                    Volunteers Needed: Volunteers are
sons. If interested, contact Bette Messelt                        Monday, February 11              needed in the following areas - Lab Monitors,
(863-0390), Glenda Marshall (868-3129), or                        Monday, February 18              Classroom assistants, Social Committee. Also
Gary Cox (868-1821). Should                                       Monday, February 25              needed are volunteers with applicable skills
the above listed instructors not                                  See the February Meeting         and experience to serve as Training Class
be available, contact Ron Peck                   calendar on the Computer Club Web site for        Instructors and as Mentors. For information,
(869-2540) or (rpeck7@yahoo.                     program information. (Monday meetings are         please use the “Volunteer Interest Form” link
com).                                            open to all Sun City residents.)                  on the Club Web site.
Duplicate Bridge                                      Training Program: The Computer Club
                                                 offers training classes in our state-of-the-art   Creative Clay and China
President: Susan Lambert, 863-4000                                                                      It is the beginning of a new year - why
Five Games Per Week:                             classroom for both Windows and Macintosh
                                                 users. Subjects covered include introductory                   not start a new hobby? Do you
• Mondays                                                                                                       have a favorite bowl or plate that
Non-sanctioned – GR 1/2, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.      computer skills, operating system (Windows
                                                 or Mac), email, Internet, word processing,                      you would like to copy? Try
Non-sanctioned – GR 1/2, 12:30 to 4 p.m.                                                                         your hand at hand-building clay
• Wednesday Nights                               spreadsheets, Quicken, digital cameras, photo
                                                 editing and more. Windows Vista classes                         projects and make that favorite
Non-sanctioned – GR 3, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.                                                                         bowl or plate. Have you always
• Thursdays                                      are now available. Check the Training Class
                                                 calendars on the Club’s Web site for the                       wanted to be a Potter? Take a class
Non-sanctioned – GR 3, 12:30 to 4 p.m.                                                                         in hand-building first to get accus-
Sanctioned – GR 1/2, 12:30 to 4 p.m.             schedule of upcoming classes. Clicking on a
                                                 class name will display the class description     tomed to the feel of the clay and then you will
     We ask that you join our club after play-                                                     be ready to make something on the pottery-
ing three games.                                 and prerequisites.
                                                      Special Interest Groups: Special Inter-      wheel. If you have no imagination - try your
Pair matching                                                                                      hand at painting ceramics. We have several
• Monday morning and Wednesday evening           est Groups (SIGs) are an important part of
                                                 the Computer Club. Each SIG meets once or         molds to choose from in the Studio. All you
– Jan Hohenberger 864-3500                                                                         grandmothers - why not make a beautiful doll
• Monday afternoon and Thursday afternoon        twice a month and meetings typically include
                                                 a short presentation, a forum for questions and   for that special granddaughter? Finally, we
– (sanctioned) Jim Greeney 868-5481                                                                have two china painting teachers who will
• Thursday afternoon (non-sanctioned)            answers and discussion. SIG meeting details
                                                 are shown on the Club Web site’s Meeting          show you how to paint on china. Come and
– Marie Twitchell 864-0433                                                                         join our Creative Clay and China group - we
     For more information, visit the Duplicate   Calendar.
                                                      Mentor Program: The Club’s experi-           have a great time.
Bridge web site: http://sctxca.org/suncity/
clubs-groups/clubs/bridgdup/                     enced Mentors are available to assist you with
                                                 your computer related problems by phone or
                                                                                                   Country Line Dancing
                                                                                                   Wednesdays, 2, 3 and 4 p.m., SCB
Social Bridge                                    in your home. Mentor service is free to all
                                                                                                   Contact: Ted Pal, 864-9759, or visit the
Three Games per week                             Club members. Non-members may use the
                                                                                                   club’s website via the web portal,
• Mondays – GR 3, 12:15 - 3:15 p.m.              mentor program by agreeing to join the Club.
                                                                                                    www.sctxca.org.
• Wednesdays - GR 3, 12:15 - 3:15 p.m.           Look for the “Mentor Help Program” link on
                                                                                                        The Country Line Dance Club’s objec-
• Thursdays - GR 3, 9 a.m. - noon                the Club’s home page.
                                                                                                   tives are to provide opportunities for members
2008 Officers                                          CyberCenter Lab: The CyberCenter
                                                                                                   to learn and dance country line dances, to
President-Jim Copps-868-8965                     Computer Lab, located in the Activity Center,
                                                                                                   encourage fellowship and friendship among
Vice President – Betty Daniels-869- 4513         is open from 9 a.m. until noon on Mondays
                                                                                                   members, and to encourage exercise by way
Secretary- Marge Lawless-864-0259                and Fridays; 9 a.m. until 3 pm. on Tuesdays,
                                                                                                   of dancing.
Treasurer- Pat Gollohan-863-9112                 Wednesdays and Thursdays; and 10 a.m. until
                                                                                                        Three levels of dance instruction are pro-
     You do not need a partner to play.          noon on Saturday. Stop by and check it out.
                                                                                                   vided to members for a yearly fee of $12 per
     In November, a Grand Slam of 7 Hearts       Visitors welcome!
                                                                                                   person. Classes are held in the Social Center
was bid and made by Vi Perdue and Shirley              Media Conversion Program: The
                                                                                                   Ballroom on Wednesday afternoons: Level I
Griffin.                                          Computer Club’s Media Conversion Program
                                                                                                   at 2 p.m., Level II at 3 p.m., and Level III at
      On December 3, a Grand Slam of 7 No        will teach you how to convert your slides,
                                                                                                   4 p.m. Residents, with or without prior dance
Trump was bid and made by Jim Copps and          photos, 8mm movie film, video tapes, LP
                                                                                                   experience, are welcome to attend twice be-
Vi Perdue.                                       records, audio cassettes or reel to reel audio
                                                                                                   fore joining. Instructions for selected dances
     On December 5, a Grand Slam of 7 No         tape to digital format on CDs or DVDs. You
                                                                                                   begin on the first Wednesday of each month
Trump was bid and made by Jim Copps and          will then be able to enjoy and share your
                                                                                                   - that is the best time for interested residents
Paul Richard.                                    treasured items because they will be easy to
                                                                                                   to start their visits.

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                                                                                                   Chartered Clubs
          The
      Creative
     Clay and
   China Club
     members
 stay busy all
   year creat-
 ing beautiful
  decorations
       for the
    home, like
        these.



     Club membership forms and additional
information are available at class sessions.

Dance and Drill
     Sun City Georgettes: Contact: Ann
                       Foley, 864-3484, for
                       information. Contact
                       Diane Feagin at 868-
                       6852 (or ed_difeagin
                       @yahoo.com) if your
                       organization would like
                       us to perform, so we can
                       put it on our calendar.
                       Classes every Monday
                       from 10:30 a.m. – Noon
                       in the Fitness Center.
Business Meeting on the 2nd Monday at 9:30
a.m in the Activity Center.
     Tap Dancing: Contact: Meredith Chiles,
                      868-1391, or Marijean
                                                    Dominoes and Table Games
                                                    Contact: Joe Jankowski, 869-4942, or visit the club’s website via the web portal,
                      Schindler, 869-4857.
                                                    www.sctxca.org.
                      “It’s for everyone!” Men
                      and women alike! Su-          Tuesdays 9 a.m.             Cribbage and Mah Jongg, GR 1/2
                      per exercise, monster                        10 a.m.      Mah Jongg lessons, GR 1/2
                      fun, and so many great                       10:30 a.m. Poker Group, GR 3
                      people! Sessions are held                    1 p.m.       42 and 84 Dominoes, Mah Jongg, GR 1/2
                      every Wednesday in the                       7 p.m.       Canasta and Pinochle, GR 1, 2, and 3
                      Atrium. Beginner class        Thursdays 6 p.m.            Poker Group, GR 3
                      at 1 p.m., Intermediate 1                    7 p.m.       42 and 84 Dominoes, Poker, GR 3
class at 2 p.m., Intermediate 11 class at 3 p.m.,                  7 p.m.       Dart Club, GR 3
Advanced class at 4 p.m..                           Fridays        7 p.m.       Table Games (Mexican Train, Pegs and Jokers, Dominoes,
     2nd Chance Dance: Contact: Meridith                                        Your Choice, GR 1/2/3
Chiles, Director, 868-1391. Join us and expe-       Saturdays 9 a.m.            Cribbage, GR 3
rience the joy of music and dance. This free-                      10:30 a.m. Poker Group, GR 3
form dance exercise for seniors will help you                      1 p.m.       42 and 84 Dominoes, Mah Jongg, and Poker, GR 3
become and/or stay fit. Every Thursday in the             Are you looking for more fun? Consider joining the Dominoes 84 players. Dominoes
Atrium. Level 1 class at 1 p.m.,Level ll class      84 is played three times a week – Tuesday afternoon, Thursday night, and Saturday afternoon.
at 2 p.m., Level lll class at 3 p.m. Drop in        A small but lively group competes in friendly games. If you have never played before, you
to watch, stick around to become enchanted.         may come and watch for a while, or you may just decide to jump right in and play with the
     Clogging: Contact: Victoria Summy,             regulars. The game involves bidding and strategy. It’s great for exercising your mind! Come
635-5782. Are you looking for a new way to          and give it a try!
exercise to music, use your feet as a musical            All of our activities meet in the Activities Center in Game Rooms 1,2, and 3. Remember
instrument, and be with wonderful people?           that the dues are only $6 per person per year and that entitles you to participate in all of the
Want a preview of the fun? Visit us on Fri-         activities. Come and join us!
day mornings 9 a.m. - noon in the Activities
Center Atrium.


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                                                                                                                                                       Texas
Chartered Clubs
                                                                                          You are invited to join our group. For Information, call
Eagles Boosters                                                                                Barbara Morran at 868-1613 or Jacque Linklater
Supporting High School Athletics                                                               at 864-3674.
                 Contact: Peggy Rouh, 864-0725                                                      Quilting meets every Wednesday at 1 p.m
                     Girls and boys basketball teams at Georgetown                           on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Fridays from 9 a.m. until
                 High School are about to complete winning seasons                          4 p m. The group works on a different project each
                 with the possibility of participating in the playoff                     month. See the Arts and Crafts Calendar for dates and
                 games.
                                                                            scheduled projects. For information, call Joan Wertzberger at 868-
    Support these young athletes’ efforts and join other Boosters for the
                                                                            8566 or Nancy Dirkes at 868-5178.
home games. Don’t want to make that evening drive? Ride the “yellow
                                                                                 Rubber Stamping meets twice a month on the 1st and 3rd Thurs-
bus” with other Boosters. There is one remaining home game for—
                                                                            day of the month from 9:30 a.m. until Noon. See the Arts and Crafts
                                                                            Calendar for dates and scheduled projects. For information, call
                        February 5 - Leander                                Grace Townsend at 868-8361, or Beverly Reynolds at 869-8669.
     All residents are invited to become part of this group for a bit of         Rug Hooking meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday from 10 a.m.
refreshing high school excitement. Call Peggy (864-0725) today to           until 12:30 p.m. Come for a visit if you are interested in learning
find out more about the Boosters.                                            about the art of rug hooking. For information, call Paula Cooney
                                                   Nothing better than      at 868-6432.
                                             cheering on the youth               Scrapbooking meets on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Saturday from
                                             of today! Become a             9 a.m. until 4 p.m. See the Arts and Crafts Calendar for special
                                             member and receive your        classes. Watch for the announcement of classes for beginners in the
                                             “Golden Eagle Club”            spring. All levels of scrapbookers are welcome to visit and join in
                                             Pass for free admission        the activities. For information, call Ginny McCarthy at 868-0626 or
                                             to most high school            Marilyn Hooks at 868-2537.
                                             events. (Free admission             Sewing meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays morning from 9
                                             to Girls Basketball with       – Noon. See the Arts and Crafts Calendar for scheduled classes. For
                                             this pass)                     information, call Vi Holmberg at 868-5889. Members can make an
                                                                            appointment to be trained on the serger or sewing machine by calling
                                                                            Deanne Peek at 931-0931 or Nancy Dirkes at 868-5178.
                                                                                  Sit and Stitch meets every Monday from 10 a.m. - noon. This
Fabric and Fiber                                                            is an informal group and the door is open to all residents and visitors
     For further information on any of the group meetings, pick up          interested in any form of hand stitchery, knitting, crocheting, or even
a copy of our current Newsletter from the Fabric and Fiber Studio           hand mending. Bring your project and join us as we share know-
located in the Crafts Center. Visitors are always welcome. Board            how and friendship. For information, call Nancy Roll at 864-0046.
meetings are the third Monday of the month in the studio at 1 p.m.               Spinning and Weaving - The weavers meet every Thursday
Studio phone 864-1235                                                       afternoon from 1 – 4:00 p.m. Create your own yarn from raw or
     Appliqué, Hand - meets on the 1st and 2nd Wednesday morn-              prepared fiber. Knitters can create their own textured yarns. Spin
ing from 9 a.m. until Noon. We are working from an appliqué book            with a group every first Thursday. Weave your own fabric from your
with many small quilts, or you may work on your own project. For
                                                                            hand spun or purchased yarn. For information, call Nancy DeVries
information, contact Vi Holmberg at 868-5889.
                                                                            at 863-6807 or Sally Gelbaugh at 869-1192.
     Beading – meets on Tuesday afternoons from 1 – 4 p.m. You
are invited to join our group and enjoy the pleasure of beading. See
the Arts and Crafts Calendar for schedule projects. For information,
                                                                            Foreign Language
                                                                            Contact: Judith Harries, 868-1707, or email: jbharries@juno.com
contact Jackie Lahman at 819-9456.                                                If you have not yet paid your 2008 dues, please write your $5
     Embellishment – meets on the 3rd and 4th Wednesday morning             check to the Foreign Language Club and send to Randy McCrea at
from 9 a.m. until Noon. There will be a variety of activities from          709 Rio Grande Loop or drop it in the box on his front porch. Pay-
demonstrations of techniques to working on your own projects. See           ment of dues allows you to participate in all the classes and activities
the Arts and Crafts calendar for dates and scheduled projects. For          offered by all our SIGs. Questions? Randy McCrea, 864-7150, or
more information, contact Jan Swanda at 868-5854.                           remccrea@suddenlink.net.
     Machine Embroidery – meets on the 1st Friday of the month                    Go to wwwsctxca.org and click on Clubs and Interest Groups on
from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. There will be demonstrations on hooping,           the left side bar. Scroll down and select Foreign Language Club for
design placement, combination, etc. Members should bring their              the latest information on all our groups. Check out this website for
embroidery machines to work on individual projects. For informa-            more information on the various SIGs.
tion, contact Carol Sheler at 863-2358.                                           The Foreign Language Club is collecting names of people in-
     Needlework meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month              terested in a crash course for travelers to Italy, France, or Mexico.
from 9:30 a.m. until Noon. See the Arts and Crafts calendar for dates       Sign up before your next trip. Contact Judy Harries, 868-1707, or
and scheduled projects. For information, call Jeanne Geuder at 864-         jbharries@juno.com.
0447 or Betty Warner 864-0934.                                                    We currently have many activities in the new Foreign Language
     Night Owl Stitchers meet on Monday evenings at 7 p.m. In-              Club, and many more are planned. We would like to hear from anyone
dividuals work on their own projects while sharing information and          who can volunteer to help us with presentations, teaching, great ideas,
enjoying the company of others. Would you like to learn to knit?            etc., or from those who are interested in participating in one or more of


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                                                                                                  Chartered Clubs
our Special Interest Groups. Contact any of the following people:
     French— Le Cercle Francais meets each Wednesday at the Activ-
ity Center-----Feb. 6 in Meeting Room 3; Feb. 13 in MR 2; Feb. 20
in MR 3; and Feb. 27 in MR 2. Those who are non-fluent meet from
1:30-2:30. The fluent group meets from 3 - 4 p.m.. For more informa-
tion, contact Marcia Fuhr at 819-0888 or rgfuhr@verizon.net.
     Hebrew—Conversational Hebrew is held weekly on Wednesdays
at the Activity Center Conference Room at 1 p.m. Contact Lea Kraus,
869-7645, or leakraus@suddenlink.net
     German-- Contact Carolyn McAndrew, 864-3400, or
cmcand60@earthlink.net.
     Italian—The Italian SIG meets the first and third Tuesday
of each month at 2 p.m. at the Activity Center. Come to learn or
practice speaking Italian. Contact Gloria Daniel, 864-2497, or
Glozdaniel2000@yahoo.com.
     Spanish—Contact Rich Haskell at 686-0562, or cahrdh@yahoo.
com. Our sub groups are:
     Survivalist/Beginner—Contact Helen Taylor 868-9071 or
h_j_taylor@hotmail.com
     Beginning Spanish—Contact Judy Harries.
     Intermediate/Advanced—Contact Judy Harries for more infor-
mation on conversation groups at various levels.
     Situational Spanish—would you like to practice with situations,
such as shopping and dining out, with help from a facilitator? Contact
Kathy Murray, 868-5097, Rich Haskell, or Judy Harries.
     Cooking Classes—Contact Judy Harries or Yolanda Haley at
869-0487 or asaptrans@msn.com.

Garden www.sctx.org/~garden
Tuesday February 19, 1 p.m., ACA
Contact: President Dianna Facey, 819-9559, or e-mail
gdfacey@suddenlink.net                                                                                                     Gardener of
      It was wonderful to see so many returning members at our Janu-
ary meeting, but, even better, to see faces of new or current residents                                                    the Month
who have decided to join! All are welcome, and we are all learning,                                                        Carol Hines
                   so please come join us. If you have not yet become                                                      202 Klondyke
                   a member, dues are $12 for the year. Even though                                                        (N14)
                   we are in the middle of our Texas winter, now is the
                   time to be thinking and planning for spring. Join us
                   for an informative program when Randa Daude of
                   Daudehaus Nursery shares her knowledge about             butterflies. She has planted Butterfly Plants, Butterfly Bushes, Butterfly
growing native plants.                                                      Weeds, 7 types of Lantana and Salvia (both loved by butterflies and
      Daudehaus Nursery in Killeen began as a hobby when Randa              humming birds). There are also many mature native Live Oaks with a
Daude retired in 1994. The nursery was originally part of her husband’s     colorful American Beauty Berry near her front door.
family farm. She and her husband joined the Master Gardeners pro-
gram where they learned about growing healthy plants. There are             HAWKS - Horseshoes and Washers
several hundred native plants growing on the farm, and they enjoy                        Tuesday, February 5, 3 p.m., at the Courts
trying to propagate unusual and native species adapted to the area.                         Contact: Fred Schmalberger, 930-0664.
Now, they have grown into a retail as well as a wholesale nursery.                               Please bring your 2008 dues, as ROGER THE
              Gardener of the Month - Carol Hines                                           GRINCH will be there looking for checks. 2007
      Carol received her Master Gardener Certificate from Comal                                   was an amazing year, with ups and downs for our
County (Canyon Lake, TX) in 2002. When she moved to Sun City in                             club, but we seem to always bounce back from setbacks,
November 2004, she immediately began to plan her garden. “It con-           like losing several of our top Hawks to sickness and relocating. We
tinues to be a work in progress - but that’s half the fun.” Everything in   were able to keep the same strong, exceptional team that has kept this
Carol’s garden is deer resistant and perennial. “I love to create it, but   club to the highest standards, with sound business practices.
want minimal upkeep.” She uses industrial garden cloth and plenty of               Some of our maintenance projects are in progress, with our Hawk
mulch to keep weeds and watering to a minimum. “Texas can be quite          tree trimmed and fed and the walk up to our new shed should be com-
a challenge with the weather extremes and resident wildlife, but, with a    pleted this week, thanks to our Vice President and his son. Gentleman,
little guidance, there can be plenty of beauty in a Texas garden.” Her      it’s time to get your recruiting togs on and bring some fresh blood down
backyard is a Certified Backyard Wildlife Habitat. To describe Carol’s       to the courts. We have the finest courts in Texas - lets show them off.
yard would be to say it’s a yard full of feeding Chickadees, Titmice and    Call Fred Schmalberger at 930-0664 for more info.


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                                                                                                                                                       Sun City
                                                                                                                                                       Texas
Chartered Clubs
                                                                                                      Ballroom and will begin at 2 p.m.
Hiking http://sctxca.org/suncity/clubs-groups/sites/hiking/index.html                                       Since taking office in 2002, Representative
Contact: Paul Mack, 868-3422 or p.mack@suddenlink.net.
                                                                                                      Gattis has affected the passage of several key
     Hiking Club Activities for this month include the following:
                                                                                                      bills into law. Some of these enactments include
Friday, February 1 - Mystery Hike
                                                                                                      measures providing tax relief for seniors and the
                    Thursday, February 7 - Granger Lake
                                                                                                      disabled; assisting child crime victims; curbing
                    Wednesday, February 13 - Chalk Ridge, Still-
                                                                                                      lawsuit abuse; protecting the sanctity of marriage;
                    house Hollow
                                                                                                      strengthening the “right to carry” a concealed
                    Monday, February 18 - Colorado Bend State
                                                                                                      weapon; promoting transparency in governmen-
                    Park                                                         Representative tal investments; and strengthening the civil and
                    Thursday, February 21 - Sun City Trail                          Dan Gattis        criminal justice system.
Sunday, February 24 - Camp Tejas to Jim Hogg (9 miles)
                                                                                     Plan to join us and tell all your friends and neighbors to be there.
Friday, February 29 - Chalk Ridge, Stillhouse Hollow
                                                                               Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from one of Texas’ brightest young
     Hikes are open to members and guests; reservations are generally
                                                                               legislators. Bring your questions, because he wants to hear from us
not needed; however, all hikers must follow the guidelines set forth
                                                                               also.
for each hike that pertain to boots, water, and equipment. Please visit
                                                                                     Projects. In February, we will provide financial and volunteer
the website shown above for details.
                                                                               support for the 13th annual Cupid’s Chase, a 6K run/walk sponsored
                                                                               by Georgetown Parks and Recreation. The race will be held on Febru-
Horticulture/Sun City Gardens                                                  ary 9, and will begin and end at Rivery Park. Our volunteer members
Tuesday, February 26, 1 p.m., ACA                                              and their wives will receive the official race t-shirt and will help along
Contact: John Hesser, President, 868-2030, or email                            the trails. David Jaso, 931-0028, djaso@msn.com, Club member and
xhoosier@suddenlink.net                                                        distance runner, is our chairman. Contact David if you can help.
     The Horticulture Club is looking forward to another great year at               Please contact Bill Mateja, VP Projects, 863-7273, slmatejafl@aol.
               the Sun City Gardens on Sun City Boulevard near High-           com, or John Bickle, President, 868-8593, jbbickle@msn.com, if you
               way 195. The gardens were expanded late last year by            want to get involved on any of our Club projects.
               increasing the overall size of the garden which provides              Fishing. The first guided largemouth bass fishing trip of the year
               space for additional garden beds.                               is scheduled for February 27-28 at Fayette County Lake in La Grange,
                     If you enjoy having a garden and getting your hands       Texas. This is one of Central Texas premier “big bass” lakes. Everyone
               in the dirt, this is the time to put your name on the waiting   will be able to fish for big bass with our best guides because we have
               list to assure that you will have a place to grow organic       arranged for Mike Hastings, Phillip Walker and Bob Green to fish both
               vegetables for your spring and summer dinner tables. As         days. Club members can sign up to fish either a half day or a full day.
well as having your own garden bed, you can enjoy working with other           Both types of trips are available on both days. If you are interested,
club members in the many interest groups within the club. If your              contact the trip coordinator, Bill Bowles, 863-3598, bbowles@verizon.
interests are to work with herbs, bees, grapes, fruit trees, composting,       net, or check the Club’s website for more information.
raising worms, or working in a nursery or doing landscaping, you can                 Hunting. Hog hunting is available on the Club lease at San
join the Horticulture Club for $12 a year and enjoy your passion on            Saba, Texas, for reasonable rates. Contact David DeVillez, 869-7818,
our playground.                                                                devillez05@verizon.net, for information. Quail hunting day hunts
                                                                               are still available at two locations through March. Mike Schumann’s
                    Hunting and Fishing                                        outstanding facility at Dime Box, Texas, offers all day guided hunts
                    Tuesday, February 12, 2 p.m., SCB                          with 20 birds per hunter. Schramm’s offers half day hunts with 12
                          Time to Renew Your Membership. If you                birds per hunter on a less strenuous hunt. If you are a bird hunter,
                     are a member of the Club, it’s time to renew your         Myrick Browning, VP Hunting, 864-7544, csbrowning@suddenlink.
                     membership for 2008. Dues for the year are $12            net, is the person to contact for these activities.
                     per person or $20 for two members from the same                 Sport Shooting. On the second and fourth Thursday of each
household. Send your check made payable to Sun City Hunting &                  month, Club members get together for skeet/trap shooting events at Fort
Fishing Club in the proper amount to our VP Membership, Randy                  Hood in Killeen, Texas. These are fun shoots and are not competitive.
Gehr, 903 Rio Grande Loop, Georgetown, TX 78633. We will also                  The goal is to get people shooting shotguns and improving their skills.
be collecting dues renewals at our February meeting.                           Instruction and equipment is available if you have never done this be-
      New Members. If you are not a Club member but are interested             fore. Shoots this month are scheduled for February 14 and February 28.
in hunting, fishing, sport shooting, archery, and/or other similar types        The Fort Hood club is also available to Club members every Thursday,
of outdoor activities, then you should join the Sun City Hunting and           Saturday and Sunday. All weapons must be registered with the Fort
Fishing Club. Dues for the year are $12 per person or $20 for two              Hood Provost Marshall’s office before taking them on the post. For
members from the same household. To join, contact our VP Member-               more information about weapon and vehicle registration, contact Bill
ship, Randy Gehr, 863-4100, rbgehr@suddenlink.net.                             Sandusky, (512) 639-0913, wj-sandusky@suddenlink.net.
                Representative Dan Gattis to speak at                                On the first and third Wednesday of each month, Club members
            Sun City Hunting and Fishing Club Meeting                          target shoot at Eagle Peak Range in Leander, Texas. This month,
      Sun City’s representative to the Texas State Legislature, Dan Gat-       members will meet to form carpools and leave from the Legacy Hills
tis, will be the principal speaker at the next meeting of the Hunting and      Park Pavilion at 9 a.m. on February 6 and February 20. Hank Michel,
Fishing Club on Tuesday, February 12. He will discuss a variety of             868-1648, hank@bighank.com, can provide details.
current legislative issues including better funding for the Texas Parks              A new black powder shooting group is being formed. If you are
and Wildlife agency. The meeting will be held in the Social Center             interested, contact Larry Maltz, 869-7003, pattilm@verizon.net.

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                                                                               Chartered Clubs
    Fly fishing. If you are interested in fly fishing, please contact
Ron Bingman, 931-0088, CBTrout@msn.com.
    Archery. If you are interested in archery, please contact Walter
Barton, 863-8723. 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, February 19, 11 a.m., ACA
                     Our speaker will be Doug Noble from A.G.
                 Edwards. Doug will be talking about many types of
                 investment diversification, from Stocks and Bonds,
to using non-correlated assets and the efficient frontier. He will also
discuss how to diversify with a large position in one company.
     Doug grew up on a farm in Illinois and then attended college at
the United States Military Academy at West Point. After graduating
West Point, he was stationed at Fort Knox, KY, and then Fort Hood,
TX. He spent 5 yrs at Fort Hood serving as a tank platoon leader, tank
executive officer and as a general’s aide. Upon exiting the military,
he joined A.G. Edwards in Georgetown and has worked for A.G.
Edwards for three years. He currently holds the Certified Financial
Planner™ designation. Doug is married to his wife Kasie, has a two
year old daughter (Naomi), and lives in Berry Creek. He is active in
the church and various volunteer organizations.
     Also, we have our swap table with current reading material to
share. So, bring any investment material to share with the group
and feel free to take anything from the table that looks interesting
to you.
     We also have a Book SIG that meets every second and last Thurs-
day of the month in the Activity Center Meeting Rooms 1 & 2 at 1
p.m. This month, we will meet on February 14 and February 28. We
are currently reviewing the book “Winning the Investment Marathon.”
Copies of the book are available at the meetings.
     All are welcome! See you there!

Mah Jongg
Wednesday and Saturday, 1 - 4 p.m.
Thursday, 6:30 - 9:30 p.m., AC Game
Rooms 1 and 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 or come by the game room at the listed
times and you will be given all the information. If you would like to
take free lessons, please contact Rose Dean at 931-0074.

Nature http://sctxca.org/suncity/clubs-groups/clubs/nature/
Tuesday, February 19, 2:30 p.m., SCB
Contact: Saunnie Box, President, at 863-0008 or e-mail:
saunnie@verizon.net.
                    Using Native Plants and Wildflowers to
                                 Attract Wildlife
                      Sue Wiseman is Past State President and Hon-
                 orary Lifetime Member of the Native Plant Society
                 of Texas (NPSOT) and is a Past President and ac-
                 tive member of the Williamson County Chapter of
                 NPSOT. She is also the current President of the
                 Capital Area Master Naturalists.
     Learn how to attract and support our fascinating wildlife. Sue
will recommend specific Texas native plants and wildflowers to use
in your landscaping and wildscapes.
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Continued from previous page                                                             Items for Georgetown Animal Shelter
                                                                                 In addition to all this, two of our members are active with the
     SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS                                                Georgetown Animal Shelter. The shelter is always in need of old
     AMPHIBIANS AND REPTILES: SIG chairmen - Dick Wool-                     towels and blankets, as well as old newspapers. Contact Nancy Sut-
heater, 868-5573 and Jim Christiansen 868-3504. SIG will meet on            ton and Sandy Arico for information on how to get these items to the
Thursday, February 21 at 2 p.m. in Meeting Room 3 in the Activity           Shelter.
Center. Jim Christiansen and Dick Woolheater will talk about the                 REMINDER: The City of Georgetown and Sun City Texas
“Reproductive Life of Frogs.”                                               have leash laws. All pets must be on leash when outside the owner’s
     ASTRONOMY: SIG chairman - Hank Haliasz 863-9851. SIG                   home, whether in your neighborhood, on Sun City or Del Webb
meeting on Monday, February 25 at 7 p.m. in Meeting Room 1 in the           Boulevard or on trails. Also, it is not only the law but considerate
Activity Center. The program this month will be on the planet Earth,        of your neighbors to pick up after your pet.
presented by Bill Blair. We all take our home planet for granted, but
there is much to know about it, so please plan to attend what promises      RV
to be an informative evening.                                               Thursday, February 21, 11 a.m., Dale’s Essenhaus, Walburg
     BIRDING: SIG chairmen - Norm Ford 868-0098 and Joe Miller              Contact: Don Shelby, President, 868-3136 or caroldonshel@aol.com.
869-0980. SIG meets on Tuesday, February 5, at 2:30 p.m. in Meeting                                      You must make reservations by February
Room 3 in the Activity Center. The program will be on preparation                                   15 to caroldonshel@aol.com or 868-3136. The
for the Great Backyard Bird Count. There will be a review of the                                    lunch price will be $12 per person. If you make
identifying characteristics of the common local birds. Bird walks on                                reservations and do not show, you must pay.
Thursday, February 14, and Wednesday, February 27. Meet at LHPP                                     Please bring the exact amount.
at 8:30 a.m. Weather permitting, we may car pool from here to a                  We had a wonderful time at the Stagecoach Inn for our Christmas
nearby birding location.                                                    meeting; there were 91 RVers there enjoying each other’s company
     ROCKHOUNDS: SIG chairperson - Rochelle Margolis, 864-                  and good food. We hope to have a good turnout February 21 for our
0334. SIG meets on Tuesday, February 12, at 4 p.m. in Meeting Room          meeting. Bring along your appetites.
3 in the Activity Center. February stone: Amethyst.                              Future meeting date: March 20, 11 a.m., Dale’s Essenhaus,
     RESOURCE ROOM HOURS: Resource Room visitors may                        Walburg
now check out books, magazines, and videos. Our fantastic nature-                Scheduled 2008 Trips:
related collection continues to grow and all selections are perfect for          March 27 – April 4, Hill Country Wildflowers – Kerrville &
viewing by grandchildren. The Resource Room is open on Monday, 2 - 4        Fredericksburg; Wagon masters – Art & Beth Schmitt
p.m., and Friday, 10 a.m. - noon, or call Anne Frohlich at 868-3118.             September 7 - 23 – Williamsburg, VA (via Memphis, Nashville,
                                                                            Pigeon Forge & more;) Wagon masters – Al & Linda Largent
Pets                                                                             November 5 – 10 – Branson – Christmas Shows; Wagon masters
Friday, February 8 – Dine-Out Social - Georgetown VFW, 5:30 p.m.            – Barbara & John Wood
Saturday, February 9 – Pet Meet-Up, Georgetown Bark Park, 10 a.m.                Officers for 2008: President – Don Shelby; Vice President – Fred
Monday, March 10 – General Meeting – 10 a.m., AC, MR 3                      Owen; Secretary – Carol Shelby; Treasurer – Barbara Wood. RV Web
Contact: Robin Pearlstein, 868-8298 or email                                Master – Art Schmitt.
suncitypetclub@yahoo.com.                                                         Visit our site on the Sun City CA web portal - www.sctxca.org
     The Sun City Pet Club is looking for cats, dogs, birds, fish, ferrets   . On the portal Home page, left panel, click “Pleasures & Pastimes”
and more to ask their owners to join them for fun and education. And        then “Clubs List,” then “RV” in the right panel. Members, please take
you don’t have to be a pet owner to join us. If you love animals, we        a minute and fill out the Rig Survey.
would like to get to know you.                                                   2008 Annual dues: Annual 2008 Dues are $12 per rig – bring to
     We meet quarterly on the second Monday at 10 a.m. in the Activi-       luncheon meeting or mail to 186 Trail Rider Way, GT 78633, payable
ties Center, with our next meeting on Monday, March 10.                     to SCTRV Club.
     Membership Applications may be requested by calling Robin
Pearlstein at 868-8298, e-mail to suncitypetclub@yahoo.com, or by           Singers
picking up an application on the porch of 114 Wild Rose Drive. Dues         Contact: Joyce Laseter, Membership Chairman, 864-3810.
are $12 per person/$15 per household for 2008 calendar year. Each                        Preparations for the Spring Musicale
member of the household must complete an application. The applica-               January 8 marked the beginning of the spring season for the Sing-
tion must have your correct CA number.                                      ers, as we began preparing for the April concert. This year’s spring
                      Monthly Dog Meet-Up                                   musicale includes a wide variety of styles, some of which inspire an
     Our monthly Dog Meet-Up will be on Saturday, February 9, at            emotional response, and some that remind us of our favorite things.
10 a.m. at the Georgetown Bark Park, weather permitting. Otherwise,         Our director, Dick Anderson, sought to include all kinds of favorites.
meet as usual at Legacy Hills Park Pavilion parking lot. This is a good     There will be a ragtime favorite: I Love a Piano; spirituals: Every
opportunity to further socialize your four-legged friend to people and      Time I Feel the Spirit and Harps and Wheels; pop songs: Sixteen Tons;
other dogs. PLEASE - NO RETRACTABLE LEASHES.                                inspirational: The Majesty and Glory of Your Name; and Broadway:
                          Dine-Out Social                                   Sound of Music Medley. This concert will be a lot of fun to prepare.
     Also mark your calendars for a Dine Out Social on Friday eve-          There really is something for everybody in the spring musicale, The
ning, February 8, at 5:30 p.m., at the Georgetown VFW on College            Sounds of Music.
Street. This is their monthly Italian night with spaghetti and all the           In February, the Singers will practice on Tuesday nights at 7 p.m.;
trimmings.                                                                  on February 5 and 19 in the Atrium, and on February 12 and 26 in
                                                                            the Ballroom. We present two formal concerts annually, at Christmas


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time and a Spring Musicale in April. In addition, we usually sing for      Fenno at 864-0150
Veterans’ Day in November, and present a patriotic concert for the               Grab your coat, grab your hat, and join other Solos for DINNERS
Fourth of July. Requirements for membership include a love of singing,     OUT on the last Tuesday of the month. Contact Woncie Duellman at
regular attendance at rehearsals, and $10 annual dues.                     863-2050 to reserve a place for February 26.
                                                                                 Make plans to join your Solo friends for a round of GAMES from
Dulcimers-SIG of Singers                                                   1 p.m. until 4.p.m.on the following dates in February:
Contact: Jeanne Lubey, 864-3459, or email jlubey@msn.com.                        February 1 – Bunco
                   We love guests, and you are welcome to come to one            February 8 – Canasta
              of our jammin’ sessions to listen and share in our fun.            February 15 – Dominoes
                   Perhaps you’ll discover this grand experience is for          February 22 – Bridge
              you. If you have ever wanted to play an instrument or feel         February 29 – Bunco
              the rush of making music with a group, this club is for            All games are played in the Activities Center. If you do not know
              you!! We meet in the Activities Center, in Rooms 3 &         how to play, someone will teach you (no bridge instructions though).
              4, on Tuesday evenings, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., and Saturday       It is informal – just show up and say you want to play. For more in-
mornings from 10:30 a.m. - noon.                                           formation, contact Rose Dean at 931-0074.
                      Free Dulcimers Concert                                     GOLF SCRAMBLE Play days are the second Saturday and last
     The Dulcimer Club will perform a FREE Concert in the Atrium           Wednesday of the month, late afternoon. The next Golf Scramble
of the AC on Saturday, February 16, from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. We ask that      dates are February 9th and February 27th. Confirmation emails,
each adult bring canned goods for the Caring Place Food Bank.              stating course and tee times are sent the week of play. All Solos
Softball (Sr. Slo-Pitch)                                                   are welcome. If you want to play, contact Ric Berglund at 639-
                                                                           4266 or Ricoberglund@aol.com or Carolyn Bodnar at 869-7343 or
     The SCT Softball Club is continuing play during the cooler
                                                                           cbbaa@verizon.net at least one week before play. Be there 30 minutes
winter weather. The weekly game time on Wednesdays is 2 p.m. at
                                                                           prior to start time as someone will collect $2 for the kitty.
the Georgetown Recreation Softball Fields, across from the VFW hall
                                                                                 LUNCH BUNCH Enjoy lunch with Solos friends at local restaurants
in San Gabriel Park. A number of players start showing up around
                                                                           the third Friday of each month. Call Sharon DeBaere at 819-9799.
12:30 to 1 p.m. to warm-up and take batting practice. Come on out
                                                                                 The Solos MEN’S GROUP meets the second Tuesday of each
and join the fun!
                                                                           month at 5:30. On February 12th, we will be at Dale’s Essenhaus in
      All age levels of SCT men and women are playing Sr. Slo-pitch
                                                                           Walburg. Please join us for a relaxing evening with friends old and
softball for fun and exercise. Sr. rules are designed to try to prevent
                                                                           new. For more info, contact John Powell 869 8225.
injuries with no sliding and allowing the base runner to overrun all
                                                                                 THIRSTY THURSDAY. Every Thursday, the Solos meet to
bases so they are a force-out like at first base.
                                                                           socialize, meet new friends and enjoy old ones at the Oaks (formerly
      The Club is open to all SCT residents. The annual dues are $12.
                                                                           known as Legacy Hills Grill) from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. You should
For more information, contact one of the officers:
                                                                           bring your own refreshments and join in for a fun time. We will have
President, Roger Groh - 864-2431 or jrtexas@suddenlink.net
                                                                           a special table set up for visitors & members so you won’t have to feel
Vice Pres., Don Pfannesnstiel - 868-1850 or barbpfann@verizon.net
                                                                           like you’re “going alone” and will have other “newbie’s” to sit with
Secretary, Ed Bailey - 864-2680 or eebailey@intergate.com
                                                                           as well as meet our current members. Birthday Thursday: The last
Treasurer, Geoff Martin - 966-2001 or geoffmartinis@mail.com
                                                                           Thursday of each month, we will recognize all the birthdays that fall
Solos                                                                      in that month with a birthday cake for everyone to enjoy. All February
                                                                           birthdays will be celebrated on February 28.
Contact: Debara Bedford, Membership Chair, 864-1458 or e-mail
debarad@aol.com.                                                                 WINE TASTING. Join a wine tasting group and have some
      Solos is a group of Sun City residents, most of whom are single      fun as you learn about wines. Meetings are in the homes of members.
but with a liberal sprinkling of married couples in the mix. We’d like     Also, Wine Tasting is planning to add another group.. There are a few
you to join us. Prospective members are invited to attend club func-       places available. Contact Claire Donnelly at 868 2871.
tions three times to check us out. We’re sure that if you do, you’ll             Membership: It is time to pay your 2008 dues of $20. Those who
join so you can participate in all the exciting and fun activities, such   have not paid by January 31 will be dropped from our list and will no
as the ones detailed below:                                                longer receive any email transmissions, so get your checks in now,
      Remember road trips of yesterday, watching out the window for        made out to SCGT Solos, to Debara Bedford, 113 Prospector Pass.
Burma Shave signs? Stopping at a roadside café? ACTIVITY. Join us                New Members: If you are interested in joining Solos, please
in the Sun City Ballroom on February 13 for a nostalgic “trip” down        submit a Membership Application, along with a check for $20 pay-
Route 66. We promise a stop at Flo’s Diner for the Blue Plate Special      able to SCGT Solos, to Debara Bedford, 113 Prospector Pass. These
and other surprises along the way. See the flyers and newsletter for        applications are located at the City Market, on Debara’s porch, or can
the ticket price and other details.                                        be sent to you electronically. There will be a get-together for all new
      Who did in Sir Binder?..the cook? the butler? BOOK CLUB.             or prospective new members on Friday, February 1, 9:30 a.m. at the
Both groups meet on the fourth Tuesday of every month from 1 p.m.          home of Debara Bedford, 113 Prospector Pass. If you have just joined
to 3 p.m.; the club reviews both fiction and non-fiction. Meeting in         or are thinking of joining, come for coffee, conversation, and to learn
private homes creates a comfortable setting for lively discussion. Call    more about the Solos.
Paula Cooney 868-6432 about joining this friendly group.                         As you can see, Solos is a club of Sun City folk who enjoy get-
      BROADWAY MUSICALS at Bass Concert Hall. Unfortunately,               ting together and making friends. Come join in! Anyone can! We will
Ball Hall is closed to undergo an extensive makeover. Progress will        be looking for you!
be closely monitored to immediately reserve excellent seats for the
2009 season. If you have any questions or ideas, please contact Pat

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                                                                                   Check the bulletin board at the courts for current information.
Stained Glass                                                                Since sign-up dates for the leagues vary, contact the appropriate
Tuesday, February 12, 3 p.m., SCB                                            chairperson for each league listed below (all are doubles tennis, all are
Contact: Carol McCoy, President, 868-9374, or email                          appropriate for any level of play, and subs are always needed):
cmccoy.foto@verizon.net                                                      Tuesday afternoon Women’s League - Sally Winslow (869-2826)
     Monthly meetings are held in the Texas Room of the Social Center        Monday morning Women’s League - Sally Winslow (869-2826)
Ballroom on the second Tuesday of each month at 3 p.m., except for           Thursday morning Women’s League – Sally Winslow (869-2826)
May, September and December, when we have our socials.                       Tuesday morning Men’s League – Bob Nelson (868-8868)
     Members may sign up in the Studio for any classes that are offered.     Wednesday morning Men’s League - Bob Nelson (868-8868)
For more information, or if you have any questions, call Carol McCoy.        Thursday afternoon Men’s League – Bob Nelson (868-8868)
                                                                                  Social Tennis – All residents, visitors and guests are welcome on
Sundancers                                                                   Mondays and Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. and Fridays at 8:30
Square and Round Dance Club                                                  a.m. – 10 a.m. Open tennis is for players of all levels. Three courts are
      The Sun City Sundancers dance every Monday evening. All ex-            reserved for those who show up to play on Mondays and Wednesdays.
perienced square dancers and round dancers who live in Sun City are          Two courts are available on Fridays. Matches are formed as players
always welcome to come and join the fun. Don’t miss your chance to           arrive and court assignments vary after four games are played.
get involved with this great activity and meet a lot of wonderful friendly        A social event is planned several times each year, generally
people. Square and round dancing are good exercise, both physical and        scheduled for Friday or Saturday late afternoons. Themes vary and
mental, and provide great fun and friendship within our community.           often meals are planned in conjunction with mixed doubles matches.
      Square Dance Schedule – Monday Evenings, February 4, 11,               Call JoAnn Yantis (869-0003) for current information.
18, and 25 in the Social Center Ballroom.
      Beginners Class                    4:30-6:30 p.m.                      Theater
      Mainstream Workshop                6:30-7:00 p.m.                      Monday, February 4, 3 p.m., Business Meeting SCB
      Square Dance                       7:00-9:30 p.m.
      Round Dancing between Tips                                             Monday, February 18, 3 p.m., Workshop SCB
      Round Dance Schedule - Sundays, in the Fitness Center                  Contact: Jim Hastings, 686-1745, or e-mail:jameshast@suddenlink.net
      Beginning class                    4:15-5:45 p.m.                            Our Business Meetings are always open to Sun City residents.
      Advanced / intermediate            5:45-7:15 p.m.                      We welcome you to drop by any time - we would enjoy meeting you
      For information on Square Dancing, call:                               and telling you about our chartered club.
      Howard or Betty Wagner - 931-0058                                           February 18 - Guest Speaker: KVUE’s Jessica Vess
      Larry or Pauletta McMahill - 819-9434                                                                   This month, our Third Monday is all
      Dan Sheehan or Nancy Smith - 863-7591                                                              about News. Television news, that is. News
      Larry or Trudy Woody - 864-7990                                                                    as seen through the eyes of popular KVUE
      For information on Round dancing, call:                                                            reporter, Jessica Vess, who will give us
      Bob Lynn – 864-3435                                                                                the inside scoop on how our local news is
                                                                                                         investigated and featured.
Tennis Association http://www.sctxca.org/suncity/                                                             Jessica Vess joined the KVUE news-
                                                                             room as a General Assignments Reporter in September of 2007. For-
clubs-groups/sites/tennis/ (our new website)
Contact: Brenda Latta, 869-8144, or email kblatta@aol.com.                   merly with KAVU, the ABC affiliate in Victoria, Texas, Jessica began
      To become a member of SCTTA, please provide your name, ad-             her career in journalism as a reporter at KAVU and soon moved up to
dress, phone number and email address, plus $12 annual fee (per person)      Anchor and Producer of the evening newscasts. Jessica is a Texas na-
to Treasurer, Tom Kincheloe, 303 Trail of the Flowers, Georgetown, TX        tive. She grew up in Houston and graduated Magna Cum Laude from
78633. Members receive regular email communications and a monthly            the University of Houston’s School of Communication.
email newsletter. Members are also eligible to sign up for leagues and             Many news items we see daily represent theater at its most ex-
attend social events. Being a member of SCTTA allows you benefits             citing. February’s workshop is sure to be of interest to anyone who
such as:                                                                     eagerly switches to their favorite news program each evening, and
 • Receive SCTTA communications (emails and                                  particularly to those members of the Theater Club, and many others in
    newsletters)                                                             our community, who regularly participate in our own News and Views
 • Receive SCTTA “New Member” binder (includes                               TV broadcasts each week. This is a unique opportunity to view your
    association and other tennis-related information)                        television news from the inside.
 • Participate in organized (league) play                                                                 Follies 2008
 • Be a sub in organized (league) play                                             And…Don’t forget to buy your 2008 Follies tickets for Showtime
 • Attend socials (good food, drink, camaraderie)                            in Bran-Sun City (February 18 - 23)
 • Opportunity to participate in clinics, lessons and coaching assis-
    tance                                                                           Chartered Club Members!
 • Experienced sources for tennis-related purchases, re-stringing, etc.              Email your photos of club events in
 • Eligible to attend special events (informational, training)                                  jpeg format to:
 • Be a factor for SCTTA’s long range planning                                           emily.wallace@pulte.com
 • Attend and vote at annual meeting                                           Include the names of people in photos (left to
 • Officer and board eligibility (after initial membership period)             right) and include a sentence or two about what
 • Be part of an organization that emphasizes fairness for all and hav-                   is happening in the photo.
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                                 www.sctxvisualartsclub.org
                                      Studio phone: 864-1901
                                 Barbara Wilder, President 868-9194
                                 Buck Hiatt, Vice President 868-5009
Visual Arts Club
February 7, 3 p.m., VAC Studio
     Howard Taylor, Director of the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts,
will be our guest speaker at the Membership Meeting on February 7, at
3 p.m. in the VAC Studio. The speaker has had 40 years’ experience
in the museum world and currently serves on the Board of Directors
of the American Association of Museums.
     His presentation, titled “The Influence of Oriental Art on Contem-
porary Western Art,” will chronicle the fascination that both Europe
and America have had with the art of the “Orient,” particularly with
the art of Japan and China. These influences can readily be seen by
the Japanese woodblock prints on works by the French Impressionists
and Japanese calligraphy on art by the abstract expressionists.
     On February 8, Rebecca Taylor, his wife, will teach a one-day              Membership forms are in the Legacy Hills Pro shop. The 9 Hole
workshop on Oriental Brush, focusing on techniques of painting              Group plays every Tuesday.
“koi.”
        Featured Artist – Barbara Wilder, Photography                       SCTWGA 18-Hole Group www.sctxca.org
                                       My background in art began in             The 18-Hole SCTWGA invites all women golfers to join our as-
                                 painting with acrylics, life drawing and   sociation. Membership applications are available at Legacy Hills Pro
                                 collage lessons. I took pottery lessons    Shop or on the web portal www.sctxca.org/clubsandgroups. Annual
                                 which led to a thirty-five year career      association dues are $50. The WGA 18-Hole Group plays every
                                 as a potter. For many years, my first       Tuesday. The sign-up sheet for play days is in the Legacy Hills Pro
                                 husband and I traveled throughout the      Shop. The deadline for sign-up is 4 p.m.on Thursday to be eligible to
                                 U.S. doing juried art shows and also       play the following Tuesday. The play day calendar for 2008 is posted
                                 having an arts & crafts gallery in our     on our website. A meeting is scheduled after play on the first Tuesday
studio near Corpus Christi, TX.                                             of each month. All members are encouraged to attend these meetings.
     After his death and my retirement from that field, I moved to           Questions concerning membership should be directed to the member-
Sun City full time in 2003, and eventually married an old friend and        ship chairperson. Refer to the website for the name and telephone
professional photographer, Roddy Wilder. As a result, I became more         number of the current membership chairperson.
interested in photography and joined the Photography Club. Favorite
subjects are hiking trails in Sun City, nature, and people.                 Woodworkers
              “Meet the Artist” Reception - Atrium                          Woodshop phone: 868-9663
      Everyone is welcome to attend this reception on Sunday, March 2,      Woodshop hours: M – F, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (clean up starts at 4)
from 1 - 3:30 p.m. You are invited to this wonderful Sunday afternoon       Sat. 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (except first Saturday of each month)
event to meet the artists and see some of us demonstrating our media
                                                                            Board Meeting: Wednesday, February 6, 9 a.m., WS
in the Art Studio. Refreshments will be served.
                                                                            Membership meeting: Thursday, February 7, 9:30 a.m., WS
                Photography: A SIG of the Visual Arts Club                  Contact: Bill Thornton, 864-2380, or bill@thornton.net.
                www.sctxphotographyclub.org                                 Web Site: http://www.sctxwoodshop.com/
                Thursday, February 21, at 1:30 p.m., AC, MR 3/4                                     Did you note the Woodshop hours posted at the
                Contact: Mark Holly, (210) 367-6275.                                           top of this article? We’re open every day and most
                     Visit our website (see link above) for more details                       Saturdays so that our members can work on projects
on club activities.                                                                            when it’s convenient for them. Now is the time to
     Everyone is encouraged to come early at 1 p.m. to chat with our                           come to the Woodshop and sign up for the New
members. Visitors are welcome. We provide educational programs on                              Member Orientation and Safety class scheduled for
composition and basic photography techniques. This month’s Subject          Thursday, February 7. The class starts promptly at 4 p.m. Cost to join
of the Month is “Repetitions and Patterns,” and the speaker is Patrick      the Club is only $40 (which will give you membership through 2008)
Caven Brown, who was our photography judge in last September’s              plus class cost of $15. The monthly class fills up quickly as it is limited
Art Competition. He is a professional photographer who has traveled         to the first 10 residents who sign up and pay this non-refundable fee.
all over the world bringing back fantastic images.                          Find out more at http://www.sctxwoodshop.com/membership.htm .
      Details on all of our club’s activities can be found on the club            The 2008 Toys for Tots program will be getting underway at the
website link above.                                                         end of February. This is a great way for new members and novice
                                                                            woodworkers to gain experience using many of the machines we
WGA 9 Hole Group www.sctxca.org                                             have – information about participating can be found on the web site
    The committee chairs for 2008 are as follows: Social - Barbara          at http://www.sctxwoodshop.com/toys_for_tots.htm or by calling Dick
Coutant and Teresa Shultzaburger; Sunshine - Judy Hjerke and Judy           Gelbaugh at 869-1192 or by email to rskjg@suddenlink.net.
Davis; Tournament - Donna Hixon, Norma Richardson, and Carol
                                                                                                                          Continued on next page
Frey; and Rules - Sue Davidson.

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Continued from previous page
     If you’re curious about the other projects our members do, visit
our Members Projects page at http://www.sctxwoodshop.com/mem-
bers_projects.htm and you’ll find that we have some very talented
woodworkers.
     For more information about the Woodshop and the SCTX Wood-
workers Club, visit our web site at http://www.sctxwoodshop.com/.
You can find information about our programs, upcoming events, photos
of our equipment, and much more…or you can stop by the shop, get
a cup of coffee, and see in person what goes on.

                        http://zoomers.sctx.org

     A VERY social club, whose members enjoy a wide variety of
exciting and fun activities.
     Our newsletter is available via email only. Zoomers help other
members by printing a copy of the newsletter for friends who do not      Two beer tasting groups are active and meet about four or five times
have email.                                                              a year to learn about beers of the world. Nancy Hampton will answer
     The following were elected for 2008 Zoomers Executive Board:        any questions about these activities at 763-1334.
President - Chub Meeker; Vice President - Joe Sunbarger; Secretary            We also have canasta and bridge groups! If you are interested
- Myrna Paulson; Social - Nancy Hampton; Treasurer - Dave Wilks;         in Mah Jongg, Nancy Hampton can assist you in getting a group
Membership/Hospitality - Dick Teel/Alice Teel; Sports - Bob Frost;       started.
Special Events - Jay Livadais; Communications - Nancy Snow; TGIF              We gather periodically for Social Bocce, Horseshoes & Washers,
- Dorothy Jones; Webmaster - Pat Hillcoat.                               and Tennis. If you would like to participate in any of these activities,
     The men meet each first and third Monday at 4 p.m. at the Rattle-    contact Bob Frost at 864-1531.
snake Inn. Get in touch with George Hampton at 763-1334.                      There are special events such as: attending plays, movies, musi-
     Ladies’ lunch is the first Monday of the month. Our coordina-        cals, comedy clubs, casino trips, sporting events and dances. Contact
tors are Kay Davis and Myrna McCrummen. For details, call Nancy          Jay for information on special events at 868-0301. TGIFs include a
Hampton at 763-1334.                                                     Super Bowl Party in February and a St. Patrick’s Day event in March.
     Our first movie buffs group that meets on the second Friday          Dorothy can answer questions about these activities at 864-7747. Join
of the month currently has no more openings. Corinne LaLiberte is        us now for lots of fun in 2008!
the chairperson at 863-4554. The second group meets on the second             The dues are $12 per person annually. For new members, dues
Tuesday of the month and is looking for new members. For informa-        are $6.00 if joining after June 30. Renewing members pay a full year’s
tion on this group, contact Loraine Miller at loraine@dunollielooms.     dues no matter when they renew during the year. To download a
com. If you would like to be part of a new group, call Nancy Hampton     membership application and obtain additional information, go to the
at 763-1334.                                                             Zoomers homepage at http://www.sctxca.org/suncity/clubs-groups/
     A moviegoers group is open on a first come, first served basis.       sites/zoomers/. Submit the application to Dick Teel, 602 Rio Grande
Contact Judy Ball for information at 868-8250.                           Loop (Neighborhood 13) or call 869-5719. There is a Zoomers box
     TGIF (Thank Goodness It’s Friday, or Thank Goodness It’s FUN)       on the front porch. Visit the Zoomers website for all the latest pictures
is normally the third Friday of the month and always includes food       of recent fun events.
and often some form of entertainment. Dorothy Jones can answer
questions at 864-7747.
     Women’s Book Clubs - Four of our book clubs are full and have                                                         Diggin’ It
no openings at this time. A fifth group is forming now; contact Bonnie                                                      Marvin Herzog,
Boorman at bboor@gmail.com or Kim Moran at kmpol@aol.com.                                                                  David Holmberg
     Men’s Book Club - If you are interested in a men’s book club,                                                         and Howard
contact Nancy Hampton at 763-1334.                                                                                         Wilson take a
     Our monthly dineout is the last Monday of the month. We go                                                            brief respite while
to many of the area restaurants to enjoy the food and the comaraderie.                                                     building new
Contact Dan or Nancy Strayer at 864-0942.                                                                                  garden beds. The
     Our Restaurant Explorers group experiences the fine restaurants                                                        Horticulture Club
                                                                                                                           is installing 30
in Austin. Dick Puig can give you information about this at 512-635-                                                       new garden beds.
2815 or 512-635-3457.                                                                                                      The additional
     Anyone interested in being part of an Antique Collectors group,                                                       beds will bring
please contact Hugh and Pat Bolan at 863-0589 or Jeanene Mantz                                                             the total number
at 869-0334 to be on a waiting list. The group is currently filled.                                                         to 190.
Nancy Hampton can answer questions at 763-1334 about starting a
new group.
     We have four social wine tasting groups and one wine enthu-
siasts group. Contact Nancy Hampton at 763-1334 for information.


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                                             February Arts & Crafts Calendar
                   Class                          Class Schedule                           Location                Class Details
                   Oriental Brush – Koi           Friday, 9 am – 4 pm                      VAC Studio              Rebecca Taylor – One Day Workshop
                                                                                                                   February 8
                   Oils Int.                      Class A – Mondays 9am – noon             VAC Studio              Carol Hines - February 4, 11, 18
                   Oils Int.                      Class B – Wednesdays 9 am - noon         VAC Studio              Carol Hines - February 6, 13, 20
                   Oils, Beg./Int.                Wednesdays, 6:30 pm – 9 pm               VAC Studio              Jeanne Lubey - February 4, 11, 18
                   Watercolor                     See Class Details                        VAC Studio              Christine Brisley
                                                  1 – 4 pm                                                         February 4, 18
                   Pastels                        Wednesdays, 1-4 pm                       VAC Studio              Betty Lemley
                                                                                                                   February 6
                   Oils/Acrylic Portrait          Thursday and Friday                      VAC Studio              Phillip Wade - February 28 & 29
                   Watercolor                     Friday, 9 am – 3 pm                      VAC Studio              Carol Light – February 22
                   Drawing                        Monday, 1 – 4 pm                         VAC Studio              Trudy Loper – February 25
Visual Arts




                   Collage Group                  Saturday, 9 am – 4 pm                    VAC Studio              February 23 – Free/Open
                   Large Paintings                Saturday, 9 am – 4 pm                    VAC Studio              February 9 - Full
                   Life Drawing                   Tuesdays, 1 – 3:30 pm                    VAC Studio              February 5, 12, 19, 26 - Open/Free
                   Sit and Stitch                 Mondays, 10 am – noon                    Fabric & Fiber          Bring your own projects and join our informal sharing sessions.
                                                                                           Studio 864-1235         Visitors are welcome.
                   Machine Embroidery             1st Friday, 9 – 4 p.m.                   Fabric & Fiber          February 1 - Work on individual projects.
                                                                                           Studio 864-1235
                   Night Owl Stitchers            Monday evenings,                         Fabric & Fiber          Work on your own projects – receive help as needed. Visitors
                                                  7 p.m. – 9 pm                            Studio 864-1235         are welcome.
                   Rug Hooking                    1st and 3rd Tuesday                      Fabric & Fiber          February 5 and 19
                                                  10 a.m. – 12:30 pm                       Studio 864-1235         Work on your own project. Visitors welcome.
                   Sewing                         2nd and 4th Tuesdays, 9 am - noon        Fabric & Fiber          February 12 and 26 – Continue with measurements for sloper.
                                                                                           Studio 864-1235         Machine orientation available upon request.
                   Beading                        Tuesdays, 1-4 pm                         Fabric & Fiber          February 5 – Intro to Wire Wrap basics – class closed
                                                                                           Studio 864-1235         February 12 – Making Basic Wire Wrap Bracelet – class closed
                                                                                                                   February 19 – Wire Wrap Sculpturing – class closed
                                                                                                                   February 26 – Wire Wrap Border of Pendant
                   Applique                       1st and 2nd Wednesdays                   Fabric & Fiber          February 6 and 13 – Work from hand appliqué book or work on
                                                  9 a.m. - noon                            Studio 864-1235         your own project.
                   Embellishment                  3rd and 4th Wednesdays,                  Fabric & Fiber          February 20 and 27 – Work on your own projects
                                                  9 am - noon                              Studio 864-1235
                   Quilting                       Wednesdays 1-4 pm                        Fabric & Fiber          Fri., February 1 – Machine Embroidery
                                                  2nd, 3rd and 4th Fridays                 Studio 864-1235         Wednesday, Februay 6 – Camp Projects Show ‘n Tell
                                                  9 am – 4 pm                                                      Kickoff 2008 Wounded Soldier Quilt Project
                                                                                                                   Fri., February 8 – Soldier Quilt Workday 9:30 am - ?
                                                                                                                   Wed., February 13 – Heart Show ‘n Tell & Valentine Party
                                                                                                                   Fri., February 15 – To be announced
                                                                                                                   Wed., February 20 – “Sassy Badgeholder” – Kathy Ciambrone
                                                                                                                   Fri., February 22 – Soldier/Linus Workday – 9:30 am - ?
                                                                                                                   Wed., February 27 – Not Your Ordinary Apron – Carol Morris
                                                                                                                   Fri., February 29 – Soldier Quilt Workday 9:30 am - ?
                   Needlework                     2nd and 4th Thursdays                    Fabric & Fiber          February 14 and 28 – Use of pleater and basic smocking stitches.
                                                  9:30 a.m. – noon                         Studio 864-1235         Sign up in Studio.
Fabric and Fiber




                   Rubber Stamping                1st and 3rd Thursday                     Fabric & Fiber          February 7 – Patricia Raglin, Stampin’ Up
                                                  9:30 am - Noon                           Studio 864-1235         February 21 – Work on individual projects
                   Spinning/Weaving               Thursdays 1-4 pm                         Fabric & Fiber          Spin with the group on the first Thursday of the month. Work on
                                                                                           Studio 864-1235         your own projects.
                   Scrapbooking                   2nd, 3rd and 4th Saturday, 9 am – 4 pm   Fabric & Fiber          February 9, 16, and 23 – Work on individual projects. Check
                                                                                           Studio 864-1235         window display for special classes.
                   Open Project                   Mon-Wed-Fri, 9 am–4 pm (no lunch         Ceramic Studio          New members are welcome. Work on your own projects. Stop
                   Ceramics - Clay                break); Tues - Thurs, 1-4 pm, Tues.      864-1236                by to check out the latest classes being offered. Take a class and
                                                  7-9 pm, Saturday and Sunday, 1-4pm                               learn a new skill.
                                                  Classes are usually on Tues and Thurs
                                                  mornings.
                   China Painting - instruction   Ongoing classes. Check in Studio         China Studio            Work on projects.
                   and help                       about times. Classes on Monday,          864-1236
                                                  Thursday and Friday.
                   Open Project – China           Mon 9 am - Noon. Check with studio       China Painting and      Stop by Studio for information. 864-1236. New members always
                   Painting and Porcelain Dolls   about new classes.                       Porcelain Doll Studio   welcome, experience not necessary.
                   Interested in making           Classes will be set up with interested   Ceramics Studio
Ceramics




                   pottery? Hand-building?        students. Classes for all levels of      864-1236                If you can imagine it, you can probably make it in clay.
                   Wheel-throwing? Mosaics?       experience with clay.
                   China Doll Making Classes      Check in Studio for times and            China Studio            Beautiful dolls – use your imagination to create something
                                                  projects. We have doll supplies.         864-1236                beautiful and lasting.


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                                           How We Met...
                                                    Ahhhh... It’s February, and LOVE is in the air! We asked residents
                                                    to submit stories of how they met their “Significant Others”... Enjoy!
                                                                                   Bill and I were married on January 8, 1955, six months after
                                                                            graduation. We have been married 53 years (Jan 8, 2008). I would
                                              The Second String             like to add that my parents learned to love Bill, and he and my father


                                            F    or over 50 years,          became very close.
                                                                                                                          Janet (White) Tompkins
                                                 Vance and I laughed
                                                                                                 The Call that Judy Missed
                                                 about the fact that
                                                                                  Summer at UT-Austin in 1969: The usual busy pace had slowed.
                                      our first date came about be-
                                                                            There were fewer students on campus, and activities were hard to
                           cause I was “the second choice”…or, as
                                                                            find. Then, a notice appeared on the dining room door of Blanton
                           I preferred, “the second string.” He had
                                                                            Dorm –
                           a blind date with one of my friends, who
                                                                                  Computer Dating Trial: Meet the person of your dreams, the
wound up on restriction that evening and couldn’t go out. Needless
                                                                            one who is perfect for you! Fill out a short questionnaire and then
to say, we connected, dated for two years before being married, and
                                                                            wait to be matched with your ideal date!
his other blind date wound up being one of my bridesmaids and a
                                                                                  Well, eight of us girls who lived on the same floor decided this
life-long friend. In Texas football terms, this could read... Second
                                                                            might be fun! We got the form and filled out about 50 questions, rang-
string quarterback wins the game.
                                                        Hazel Gentry        ing from age to what we were majoring in. We held our breaths until
                             Tap-tap-tap                                    the list of matches arrived. Meetings for a Coke were then set up, and
      My future wife and I were both working for Goodyear, and a            we compared our experiences – this one not too bad, that one never
co-worker introduced us. I immediately called her for a date, and we        again! Then, one afternoon, I was asked to phone-sit for Judy, who
had a great time-hit it off good. When I called her for another date,       lived across the hall. Her phone rang and, upon answering, I heard a
she said she couldn’t because she had to wash her hair. Well, that          unique accent on the other end, asking for Judy. I explained that she
was OK, but when I kept calling, inviting her to go out, she always         was out, and then asked if he was one of her matches. The answer
had to wash her hair. As you may surmise, this didn’t set too well          was yes, and we both laughed. Then he said I sounded nice and he
with me, so I told her to call me when she wasn’t washing her hair.         liked my laugh and asked if I would meet him for a Coke. I told him
Approximately 2 months went by and, one afternoon, there was a              I couldn’t, since he was not on my matched list and I wasn’t on his.
tap-tap-tap on my office door. I looked up, and there she was. Eight         He promised to call Judy another time, so after a bit of conversation,
months later, we were married.                                              a date and place to meet was set - and we have been married 36 years
      The moral of this story is: never underestimate the power in a        - - Judy never got that call!!!
                                                                                                                                 Gayle H. Nashed
woman’s fingernails doing a tap-tap-tap on your heart.
                                                         Dick Keeney                                He Stole My Grand Piano
                                                                                  Ralph and I met at the “Over 30 Disco Club.” We both caught
                 “She walks like a thoroughbred.”                           on to the dance lessons quickly, and discovered that we enjoyed
      Susan and I were playing tennis indoors in Houston, when I            dancing together. We entered a disco dance contest and practiced,
started noticing her about three courts down from us. She had a great       practiced, practiced. We set up a pretty good routine, and we won!
tennis game, but I actually fell in love with her walk. My playing          All this time, I felt I was only a “dance object” to Ralph. Each time
partners had trouble with my concentration, and asked what was              we went out, I thought it would be the last … until one day I came
bothering me. I replied by saying “that lady down there walks like a        home from work and discovered my grand piano was no longer in
thoroughbred.” I was smitten, and made sure that we were introduced         my little apartment.
as soon as she came off the court. As they say in the movies, “the rest           When I asked Ralph about it, he said, “Well, if you want your
is history.” It was the best thing that every happened to me.               piano, you will have to move into
                                                        Allan Lambert       my home, because I’m not mov-
                         In Love with an Imp                                ing it back to your apartment.”
      Bill and I met in Jr. High, when we were in seventh grade in          That is one of the more romantic
Cedar Rapids, Iowa.We didn’t date, but I always kept track of him           things he has ever said to me!
and who he was interested in. We enjoyed puppy love early, but,                   Shortly after I moved in,
living in the country and having very strict parents, I was not al-         Ralph and I threw a big
lowed to date.                                                              party and invited all our
      As a senior in high school, I was a naughty girl and wasn’t           friends. We had also
always where my parents thought I was. My folks didn’t care too             secretly invited our min-
much for Bill, maybe because he found great pleasure in impish acts         ister, and, in the middle
that really irritated them, such as having my name on the back bumper       of the party, we shouted,
of his car – Bill enjoyed driving in front of my dad’s car on the street.   “Gather ‘round, everyone!
With the help of my cousin and friends, Bill and I managed to see           Surprise! We’re going to get
each other a little more. My parents wanted me to graduate, and, of         married.”
course, go to the prom. I told them I only wanted to go if I could go                               Jodi Salyers
with Bill. That worked.


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No man is truly married until he understands every word
his wife is NOT saying. ~ Unknown                                          Secrets to Marital Bliss
Love: a temporary insanity, curable by marriage...                         What leads to a long, succesful relationship?
~ Ambrose Bierce                                                           We asked residents to submit advice, tips,
                                                                           thoughts, etc. Here’s what they told us...
To be in love is merely to be in a state of perpetual
                                                                                                              The Last One in Bed
anesthesia: To mistake an ordinary young man for a
Greek god; Or an ordinary young woman for a goddess.
 ~ H.L. Mencken
                                                                                                    S     ome 50 plus years ago, when we
                                                                                                          were about to get married, our priest
                                                                                                     told us that if we wanted to have a lasting
                                                                                                     and happy marriage, one of the things we
           Love Conquers All – Even Teenage Boys!                                                   would have to do is the following: Each
     We met on a blind date. Dave was in a fraternity in college,                                  night, no matter what happened during the
and I was in high school. He decided, at the last minute, to go with                               day - like an argument - the last one in bed
another girl, because blind dates are always “iffy,” so he went with                              had to kiss the other one good night and say
the “known vs. the unknown.” We met at that party, and had our first                             “I Love You.” We did argue once in awhile,
real date the next day, which consisted of going for a “Coke” and                           and, at bed time, there was a mad dash to be the
riding around. Because I was only 17, and he was a “college man,”          first one in bed. One time, I dove over the end of the bed, landed
my family was not completely pleased with our “friendship.” After          on the mattress, and broke all the slats. Even though we slept on
that first semester, he moved back to his home state. We wrote letters      the floor that night, I was not the last one in bed. It works.
every day, and he came to see me, on the bus, as often as he could.                                            Tom Jenkins, 309 Cobalt Cove
We got engaged, and decided to get married when I graduated. One                           The Fine Art of Compromise
of my aunts called me every day to read some new statistic about                 When people ask how we have lasted so long, we tell them,
the failure rate of teen-age marriages. I would love to see her today,     “COMPROMISE.” For example, when we got married, we said
after 43 years, to show her how well we have done. Following the           one day we would have a white house with green shutters. We
birth of our three boys, we decided that, if either of us left, he/she     lived in a small trailer house until I got pregnant. Our first real
would have to take the boys. That was a contributing factor to our         house was light GREEN with WHITE shutters. Bill said he
staying together during their teenage years! All kidding aside, love       would like to have two children; I thought I would like three.
conquers all.                                                              Again, we compromised; we had five. We have been blessed
                                              Dave and Nancy Snow          with four girls and one boy. We now have seven grandchildren,
                              Happily married since August 8, 1964         and our military life together has been a dream-come-true for
                          Jaguar? Why Not?                                 me. We might be upset when we go to bed, but never go to sleep
                    Football Tickets? Why Not?                             without saying and meaning, “I Love You.” We have been very
     We were introduced on October 8, 1976, on a blind date. My            happy and feel we really made a great decision when we made
boss had a friend who he thought would be perfect for me. I wasn’t         our FINAL move to Sun City, Texas.
                                                                                                                       Janet (White) Tompkins
interested, until he said that Bill drove a Jaguar. I thought, “Why not?
I’ve never ridden in a Jaguar.” When my boss called his friend, Bill                           Love Has Nine Letters
said he wasn’t interested in meeting someone new, until his friend               Looking back, I can easily say that love is not just a four
said, “Pam has tickets to the Los Angeles Rams vs. St. Louis Cardinals     letter word. The four letters only describe a small portion of what
football game.” So, Bill thought, “Why not? I enjoy football, but too      it takes to have a happy marriage. I believe we have to apply
bad it’s not the Pittsburgh Steelers.” We met for drinks & dinner. We      these words and ideas to the mix: honor, respect, forgiveness,
never expected that, one year later on October 8, 1977, we would be        common core values and goals, sense of humor, separate check-
walking down the aisle to say “I do.” Bill still loves his cars, as we     ing accounts, listening, unrelenting support for one another, date
probably have had more cars than number of years married.                  nights, a giving spirit and agape love (a love like Christ has for
                                                    Pam & Bill Morrow      us). After watching Susan raise two great kids as a single working
                                                                           mom, and then try as she might to finish raising me, I have to
                 “I won’t be a nurse or a purse!”                          submit to you that love has nine letters. s-a-c-r-i-f-i-c-e.
     Walter Bywaters and I met at the Scott & White Grief Support                Guys, I forgot one thing. Head and foot massages for the lady
Group. Both our spouses had died about the same time, and we both          of the house do wonders for a marriage. What’s your secret?
started the healing process in that group, and became friends. After                                                             Allan Lambert
several months had passed, a good friend suggested that I join the
Solos, which I did. The first time I attended “Thirsty Thursday,”                        Travel, Date Nights and Laughter
there was Walter, who was also there for the first time. Later, we                We met late, and decided that our “version 2” would be the
had dinner--he was the only man with five women from the Grief              answer for the rest of our lives. We travel often, see our ‘kids’
Support Group.                                                             less often, and choose a lifestyle beneath our means to always
      When I felt that Walter was starting to get serious, I assured him   have plenty of money for all we want to do.
that I was not looking to get married--and certainly would not be a              The secrets to OUR happy marriage are:
“nurse or a purse!” He assured me that I would be neither. Unfor-          1. Plan and have a Date Night
tunately, a couple of weeks later he broke his hip in a freak bicycle      2. Make the bed together
accident. So--I did become a nurse for several months. During that         3. Talk less, expect less, and laugh more
time, we got engaged and later married in Honolulu on April 30. We         4. Kiss every morning and before outings
will soon be celebrating out third wedding anniversary.                    5. Write notes to each other
                                                       Kathryn Bywaters                                               Billie and Billy Hudspeth



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                                                                                                                        Maintained Homes TF         9:30 am, SCB


Activities
                                                 Friday, February 8, 1 pm, ACA     Monday, February 18, 3 pm, SCB          10 am, MR 3/4
                                                 Alternative Healing & Wellness              Theater Club                                         N13 Mardi Gras
                                                         Aromatherapy                 Jessica Vess from KVUE                Line Dancing               Parade
                                                Tuesday, February 12, 2 pm, SCB   Tuesday, February 19, 11 am, ACA            2 pm, FC          10:30 am, Rio Grande
                                                     Hunting & Fishing Club                Investment Club                Tickets go on sale            Loop
       When you see this logo next                 Representative Dan Gattis         Doug Noble, A.G. Edwards             today for March            N13 Dance
        to an event, it means that            Saturday, February 16, 6:30 pm, ACA Tuesday, February 19, 2:30 pm, SCB       Articles due for          7 pm, SCB
       event will be broadcast live                         Dulcimers                        Nature Club                  March Sun Rays
                                                          Free Concert                Native Plants and Wildlife
             on Channel 79.

                                                     COPS 9:30 am,
                                                        MR 1
                        News & Views           SC Kiwanis 10 am, SCB       Covenants            Modifications
                       11 am, 2 & 6 pm                                                           8:30 am, FR
                                              Travel Assoc. Seminar         9 am, CR                                    Jersey Boys - Depart VCPL 11 am
                      Chartered Clubs A-Z           10 am, ACA                                Colette Vacations
                        Crime Stoppers                                   News & Views          CA Sponsored
                                                   News & Views         11 am, 2 & 6 pm       Exploring Greece
                                                  11 am, 2 & 6 pm      Pavilion Grand Re-        11 am, ACA
                                                Chartered Clubs A-Z                                                  Line Dancing
                                                                      opening from Sept. 07   Chartered Clubs          2 pm, FC
                                                   Crime Stoppers                                 2 pm, AC
                                                Rotary Noon, SCB      Wildlife Committee                          Bobby Lane Orchestra
                                                                          3 pm, MR 2        Line Dancing 4 pm, FC      7 pm, FC
                                              Interior Design Seminar                         Republican Club
                                                1:30 pm - The Oaks                                                  Havurah Shalom            Sarah Getto
                                                                                                  6 pm, SCB            7:30 ACA                7 pm, SCB
                                                Take 5! 7 pm, SCB

                                                        55 Alive                                            55 Alive
                                                        8:30 am                                             8:30 am
                                                        MR 1/2                                              MR 1/2
                        News & Views                                         Food & Beverage
                       11 am, 2 & 6 pm          SC Kiwanis 8 am SCB             8 am, AC,             Modifications     Assisted Living Task
   Glenn Miller                                                                                        8:30 am, FR             Force
     Orchestra
                       60+ Anniversary         Salado & Killeen                  MR 3/4
                           Couples            Depart VCPL 10:30 am                                    CA Board of       10 am, AC, MR 1/2
Depart VCPL 1:15 pm                                                          Communications       Directors Workshop
                       Golf Comm Mtg             News & Views                  Comm Mtg               1 pm, SCB           Line Dancing           Sir James Galway
                         3 pm, MR 1             11 am, 2 & 6 pm                                                              2 pm, FC            Depart VCPL 5 pm
                                                                               9:30 am, CR            Line Dancing
                                                60+ Anniversary                                          4 pm, FC
                                                     Couples                      GARW
                                                                              11:30 am, SCB       Original Recipe Band  Valentine’s Dance
                                               Rotary Noon, SCB                                     Valentine’s Dance      Joker’s Wild
                                              P&G 1:30, AC, MR 1/2          Austin First Finan-         7 pm, SCB           7 pm, SCB
                                                                               cial Seminar
                                                                            6 pm, French Room        Valentine’s Day

                                                       AG Edwards                                      Modifications
                                                         Seminar                                       8:30 am, FR
                                                      8:30 am, French
                        News & Views                       Room          Estate Planning
                       11 am, 2 & 6 pm                                      Seminar                Navigant Vacations      Line Dancing
                                               SC Kiwanis 10 am SCB
                      Subject: Dr. Stephen                            8:30 am, French Room              Seminar              2 pm, FC
                                                   News & Views                                      11:30 am, SCB
                            Benold                11 am, 2 & 6 pm      Neighborhood Reps
                      Sports Comm Mtg            Dr. Stephen Benold
                                                                           10 am, ACA                 Line Dancing       Havurah Shalom
                           2 pm, CR              Rotary Noon, SCB                                                           7:30 ACA
                                                                                                        4 pm, FC
                                               P&G 1:30, AC, MR 1/2
                                                   Celtic Woman                                      Sexual Health
                                                 Depart VCPL 4 pm                                      Seminar
                                               Merrill Lynch Seminar                                  6 pm, ACA
                                                  5 pm, The Oaks
                        Follies 2008 - Showtime! Welcome to Bran-Sun City - 7 pm, SCB

                                                     Houston Bayou
                                                      Bend - Depart                                    Modifications
                                                       VCPL 8 am                                        8:30 am, CR
                         News & Views          SC Kiwanis 10 am, SCB                                 Line Dancing
                        11 am, 2 & 6 pm                                                                4 pm, FC            Line Dancing
                                                  News & Views          JR McCracken                                         2 pm, FC
                       Spotlight... George-      11 am, 2 & 6 pm
                      town Animal Shelter                            Nuts & Bolts Seminar          Guess Where We’re
                                                Spotlight... George- 8:30 am, French Room           Going for Dinner     Riders in the Sky!
                                               town Animal Shelter                                 Depart VCPL 7 pm      Depart VCPL 5 pm
                                                Rotary Noon, SCB
                                              Finance 1 pm, AC, MR 3/4
                                              P&G 1:30, AC, MR 1/2
                                               Urological Surgery
                                              Seminar 3:30 pm, SCB
                                                  Port Aransas Whooping Cranes & More - Depart VCPL 6:30 am
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  Sunday                Monday                 Tuesday                 Wednesday                 Thursday                   Friday                Saturday



February
                                                                   Key to Abbreviations                                       SocialTennis          Bocce, 9am, BC
                                                                                                                              8:30 - 10 am
                                            AC     Activities Center             LH   Legacy Hills Golf Course
                                            ACA AC Atrium                        LHPP Legacy Hills Pavilion                  Bocce, 9am, BC Dulcimers, 10:30 am


Clubs
                                            ACR AC Conf Rm                       SC   Social Center                         Cloggers          AC, MR 3 & 4
                                            GR1,2,or 3 AC Game Rms               SCB SC Ballroom                        9 am - Noon, ACA
                                            MR1,2,3,4 AC Mtg Rm                  SCCR SC Conference Room
                                            BC     Bocce Courts                  S&W Scott & White Clinic                  Solos Bunco
                                            CC     CyberCenter                   VMP Veterans Memorial Plaza                1 pm, GR
                    News & Views            CR     CA Conference Room            VAS Visual Arts Studio                      Hiking
                    Every Monday and        CTS Tennis Courts                    VCPL Village Center Parking Lot           Mystery Hike
                         Tuesday,           FC     Fitness Center                WW White Wing Golf Course
                    11 am, 2 and 6 pm,      HC     Horseshoe Courts              WS   Wood Shop
                                            L      Social Center Library         WSCR WS Conf. Room
                        Channel 79

                           Bocce, 9am, BC           Bocce,               Bocce,                  Bocce,                       SocialTennis          Bocce, 9am, BC
                                                 9am/1pm, BC         9am/1pm, BC             9am/1pm, BC                      8:30 - 10 am
                                                                     10 am AC, 1/2                                                                 Pet Club
                        Georgettes                                                        Woodworkers                     Bocce, 9am,BC          Dog Meet-Up
                    Practice 10:30 am, FC HAWKS 1:30 pm, HC       Woodworkers
                                                                Bd Mtg 9 am, WS            9:30 am, WS                                         10 am, Georgetown
                       Computer Club         Bus Mtg 3 pm                                                                    Cloggers
                                                                    Tap Dancers        2nd Chance Dancers               9 am - Noon, ACA           Bark Park
                          1 pm, SCB        Dulcimers, 6:30 pm 1, 2, 3, and 4 pm, ACA 1, 2, and 3 pm, ACA                                         Aviation Club
                        Theater Club         AC, MR 3 & 4                                                                 Solos Canasta
                                                              Country Line Dancers Hiking Granger Lake                       1 pm, GR             9 am, ACA
                     Bus. Mtg. 3 pm, SCB                       2, 3, and 4 pm, SCB
                                          Singers, 7 pm, ACA                                 HAWKS                                             Dulcimers, 10:30 am
                                                                   Softball 2 pm,          1:30 pm, HC                 Alternative Healing
                                                                                                                            & Wellness           AC, MR 3 & 4
                    Social Tennis 6:30 pm                       Solos 6 pm, SCB                VAC
Round Dancers                                                 Social Tennis 6:30 pm
                                                                                                                            1 pm, ACA          Solos Golf Scramble
 5:45 pm, FC          Square Dancers                                                    3 pm, VAC Studio
                                                                                                                       Pets Dine Out Social        Course TBA
                          7 pm, SCB                           SCARS 7 pm, AC 1 Solos Thirsty Thursday
                                                              Ballroom Dance 7 pm, SCB
                                                                                                                          5:30 pm, VFW
                                                                                            5 pm, Oaks

                          Bocce, 9am, BC             Bocce,                      Bocce,                Bocce,                SocialTennis
                                                  9am/1pm, BC                9am/1pm, BC            9am/1pm, BC              8:30 - 10 am
                    Georgettes Practice           HAWKS                        Hiking       2nd Chance Dancers              Bocce, 9am, BC       Bocce, 9am, BC
                     Bus. Mtg 9:30 am           1:30 pm, HC             Stillhouse Hollow    1, 2, and 3 pm, ACA
                                                                                                                           Cloggers            Dulcimers, 10:30 am
                        10:30 am, FC         Hunting & Fishing             Tap Dancers       HAWKS 1:30 pm, HC         9 am - Noon, ACA          AC, MR 3 & 4
                      Computer Club              2 pm, SCB           1, 2, 3, and 4 pm, ACA Solos Thirsty Thursday
                         1 pm, SCB                                                                 5 pm, Oaks           Solos Dominoes          FREE Dulcimers
                                               Stained Glass         Country Line Dancers                                  1 pm, GR
                    Social Tennis 6:30 pm        3 pm, SCB             2, 3, and 4 pm, SCB                                                          Concert
                                                                                                                                                 6:30 pm, ACA
                      Square Dancers          Dulcimers, 6:30 pm          Softball 2 pm,
Round Dancers            7 pm, SCB              AC, MR 3 & 4          Gtwn Softball Fields
 5:45 pm, FC                                 Singers, 7 pm, SCB       Social Tennis 6:30 pm
                                                                                                Valentine’s Day

                           Bocce, 9am, BC             Bocce,                     Bocce,                Bocce,                 SocialTennis
                    Hiking Colorado Bend          9am/1pm, BC                9am/1pm, BC           9am/1pm, BC                8:30 - 10 am
                                            Investment Educ.               Tap Dancers        RV 11 am Dale’s                                 Bocce, 9am, BC
                         State Park                                                                                          Bocce, 9am, BC
                     Georgettes Practice        11 am, ACA           1, 2, 3, and 4 pm, ACA 2nd Chance Dancers
                                                                                                                            Cloggers
                        10:30 am, FC              Garden             Country Line Dancers 1, 2, and 3 pm, ACA           9 am - Noon, ACA    Dulcimers, 10:30 am
                    Computer Club 1 pm, SCB     1 pm, ACA              2, 3, and 4 pm, SCB                                                    AC, MR 3 & 4
                                                                                             HAWKS 1:30 pm, HC             Solos Bridge
                       Fabric & Fiber             HAWKS                   Softball 2 pm,
                                                1:30 pm, HC                                     Photography                 1 pm, GR
                     Bd Mtg 1 pm, Studio                              Gtwn Softball Fields 1:30pm, AC, MR 3&4
Round Dancers                                      Nature
 5:45 pm, FC            Theater Club                                  Social Tennis 6:30 pm
                      Wkshp. 3 pm, SCB         2:30 pm, SCB                                 Solos Thirsty Thursday
                     Social Tennis 6:30 pm Dulcimers, 6:30 pm                                     5 pm, Oaks
                                               AC, MR 3 & 4                                 Hiking Sun City Trail
                       Square Dancers
                          7 pm, SCB         Singers, 7 pm, ACA

                            Bocce, 9am,               Bocce,                      Bocce,                  Bocce,              SocialTennis
                                BC                9am/1pm, BC                 9am/1pm, BC             9am/1pm, BC             8:30 - 10 am
                     Georgettes Practice        Horticulture              Tap Dancers         2nd Chance Dancers              Bocce, 9am, BC
                       10:30 am, FC             1 pm, ACA            1, 2, 3, and 4 pm, ACA    1, 2, and 3 pm, ACA
    Hiking                                                                                                                   Cloggers
Camp Tejas to Jim                                                    Country Line Dancers             HAWKS             9 am - Noon, ACA
 Hogg (9 miles)        Computer Club              HAWKS               2, 3, and 4 pm, SCB          1:30 pm, HC
                         1 pm, SCB              1:30 pm, HC                                                                Solos Bunco
                                                                         Softball 2 pm,
Round Dancers                                                         Gtwn Softball Fields
                                                                                                                             1 pm, GR
 5:45 pm, FC                                                                                  Solos Thirsty Thursday          Hiking
                    Social Tennis 6:30 pm   Dulcimers, 6:30 pm       Social Tennis 6:30 pm
                                              AC, MR 3 & 4                                          5 pm, Oaks          Stillhouse Hollow
                       Square Dancers                                 Solos Golf Scramble
                         7 pm, SCB          Singers, 7 pm, SCB            Course TBA


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                                                                        Sun City
                                                                        Texas
                                                                                                                  Pro Shop Staff
                                                                                                                    Professional Staff
                                                                                                               Neil Etter - Director of Golf
                                                                                                           Bruno Ybarbo - Head Professional
                                                                                                              Lee Matthews - Assistant Pro
                                                                                                              John Kaestner - Assistant Pro
                                                                                                                 Pro Shop Attendants
                                                                                                               Lyle Arends, Sheila Diller,
                                                                                                             Josh Fitzgerald, Larry Seeman,
                                                                                                             Charlotte King, Paul Thornton,
                                                                                                            Stefanie Maynard, Sandy Meyers
                                                                                                                     Player Services
                                                                                                          Jim Carnes, Harvey Carter, Jim Allen
Tips from the Pro                                                                                             Frank Church, Greg Enterline,
                                                                                                             Harold Monroney, Rex Neely,
From the Rules of Golf, Definitions                                                                             Bill Saum, Mickey Wilson

     Teeing Ground                                  a ball from within the teeing ground.                     Hours and Contacts
     The “teeing ground” is the starting place            b. Stroke Play                                 Golf Shop Opens            6:30 a.m.
for the hole to be played. It is a rectangular           If a competitor, when starting a hole,          First Tee Time             7:30 a.m.
area two club-lengths in depth, the front and       plays a ball from outside the teeing ground, he      Practice Range Opens 6:30 a.m.
the sides of which are defined by the outside        incurs a penalty of two strokes and must then        Practice Range Closes One hour
limits of two tee-markers. A ball is outside        play a ball from within the teeing ground.           prior to dusk
                                                         If the competitor makes a stroke from the       Golf Shop Closes           6 p.m.
the teeing ground when all of it lies outside
the teeing ground.                                  next teeing ground without first correcting his           Legacy Hills Golf Club - 864-1222
     • Notice that there is a depth, only 2 club    mistake, or, in the case of the last hole of the         White Wing Golf Club - 864-1244
lengths back.                                       round, leaves the putting green without first                    Chelsea Automated
                                                    declaring his intention to correct his mistake,           Tee Time System - 864-3901 or
     • Playing a stroke from outside the teeing
                                                    he is disqualified.                                     http://www2.chelseainfo.com/sctexas
ground results in:
                                                         The stroke from outside the teeing                        Snack Shack 864-2106
     a. Match Play
     If a player, when starting a hole, plays a     ground and any subsequent strokes by the                    Upcoming Clinics
ball from outside the teeing ground, there is       competitor on the hole prior to his correction        Home on the Range at Legacy Hills
no penalty, but the opponent may immediately        of the mistake do not count in his score.           Wednesday, 10 a.m., LH
require the player to cancel the stroke and play                                                         February 6 - Short Irons
                                                                                                         February 13 - Long Irons
                                                                                                         February 20 - Drivers/Woods
  Pace of Play Tips                                                                                      February 27 - Hybrids
  • Golfers should play without delay                                                                    Short Game Hall of Fame, WW
  • Fix ball marks while others are putting                                                              Thursday, 10 a.m., WW
  • Sand divots while others are hitting                                                                 February 7 - Putting
  • Be ready to drive to your ball or your cart partners’ ball after all shots have been hit             February 14 - Chipping
  • When at the proper facilities, use the rest room as quickly as possible and continue play            February 21 - Pitching
  • Don’t stop at the turn if there is no need                                                           February 28 - Bunker Play
  • Check scores on the next tee, not at the green of hole last played                                   Call to register 24 hours in advance
  • Settle scores/bets/say goodbys after leaving the last green of the day                                  Cost - $10 pp, 10 person limit
                                                                                                           Don’t miss the Ladies 9-hole
                                                                                                           clinic at 9 a.m. Wednesdays.
From the Golf Committee                                                                                    Contact Elaine Cielo or Lee
                                              Removing Unused Member Numbers from
                                                                                                               Matthews for details.
                                         Chelsea - As reported in 2007, Chelsea will again
                                         undergo a purging of all member numbers that have
                                                                                                  Time, 18-hole tee times will be assigned to a re-
                                         not been used for all of 2007. Should you be one of
                                                                                                  quested time up to 3 hours before darkness. Those
                                         those infrequent golfers and find that your number
                                                                                                  not getting a time will be put on a wait list. Those
                                         doesn’t work the next time you want to use Chelsea
                                                                                                  requesting 9-holes only are encouraged to put in
                                         to make a tee time, just call either pro shop and have
                                                                                                  for a time within the last 3 hours of daylight. (We
                                         your member number “reinstalled.”
                                                                                                  are not at this time automatically placing 9-hole
                                              Golf Channel Tournament – The Golf Chan-            requests into this slot but we may reconsider.)
                                         nel will be holding a two-day tournament February             Player Development Program – This program
                                         16 and 17. Play will fill one course per day. Anyone      has been approved by the committee. More details
                                         may play in the tournament by registering at The         will follow. The basic thrust of the program is to
                                         Golf Channel’s website.                                  give new golfers a plan to develop their skills and
                                              LateTeeTime Change – During Central Standard        play after 3 p.m. if space is available.


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From the MGA President...
Taking Care of our Greens
                                                                                            sweet shots
      The average Sun City golfer has been playing golf for many years
and is a responsible citizen. One would think that our greens should
be virtually free of unrepaired ball marks. Not so !!
      Lately, I’ve noticed that I can easily repair my mark and several
others near the spot where I’ve fixed my own. What is wrong with this
picture? Being quickly able to find several other marks near my own
means golfers who have played earlier in the day haven’t made the extra
effort needed to maintain our courses.                                            WHITE WING
      Repairing ball marks takes only seconds, but can save weeks of              12/8/07 Paul Lasen #12 ACE
healing to the turf. It’s an important thing to do for the course, and for        Witnesses: Mike Knight, Greg McCann, Fred Clarke
the golfers who follow you.
  Here’s How:                                                                     12/21/07 Paul Allen #14 Eagle
  1. Use a ball mark repair tool (also called a divot repair tool or greens       Witnesses: Mike Strahl, Ken Latta
      repair tool) whenever possible. They cost a couple of bucks - buy           12/31/07 Lew French #3 Eagle
      one.                                                                        Witnesses: Neil Adams, Vance Morse, George Sneed
  2. Insert the repair tool at the edge of the ball mark. Do NOT insert           12/31/07 Jim Ogren #1 Eagle
      the tool within the depression itself.                                      Witnesses: Chuck Lindholm, Joe Crary, Jim VonderVellen
  3. Push the tool forward from the edge of the ball mark toward the
      center. Do this around the edges of the indentation.                        1/6/08 Rod Locke #18 Eagle
  4. Do NOT insert the tool under the indented area and push up - a               Witnesses: Steve Smith, Al Freidin, Ira Dolich
      common mistake. Think of it as pushing turf in from the edges               LEGACY HILLS
      toward the center.
  5. Tamp down the repaired area with your putter so that the surface             12/6/07 Ron Bennett #7 Eagle
      is even.                                                                    Witnesses: Ray Junze, Dick Keeney, Bill Wisdom
  Tips:                                                                           12/8/07 Roy Smart #12 ACE
  1. If your ball mark has actually displaced a piece of turf, do not replace     Witnesses: Dave Redus, Art Niedermeier, Jack Harshman
      it. Just work around the edges with your repair tool as normal. The
                                                                                  12/12/07 Bob Harder #7 Eagle
      replaced turf will simply die, delaying the healing process.                Witnesses: Jon Uhl, Cameron Stewart
  2. Pushing the tines of your repair tool under the indented area and
      pushing up simply damages the root system.                                  12/13/07 Pat Sweeney #4 ACE
  3. You not only should always repair your ball marks, but, time permit-         Witnesses: Ron Hungerford, Wayne Morris, Bill Enlow
      ting, you should repair any other ball marks you see, too.                  12/19/07 Pat Sweeney #10 Eagle
  What You Need:                                                                  Witnesses: Jon Giles, Jack Cox, Paul Allen
  • Ball Mark Repair Tool
  • Putter                                                                        12/23/07 Ron Conrad #10 Eagle
                                                                                  Witnesses: Craig West, Brian Conrad, Jack Ackerman
      My rule of thumb during a round is to repair my mark and two
others. It only takes a couple of extra seconds. Again, repairing ball            1/3/08 Don Kemna #8 ACE
marks can save weeks of healing to the turf, thus, making golf more               Witnesses: Ivan Johnson, Larry Reed, Bill Sattler
enjoyable for all of us... and, that’s what it’s all about.
      See you on the course !!                                                                   Congratulations to all!
      Steve Branch, MGA President 




             MGA - 9-Hole Schedule of Events                                             WGA - 9-Hole Schedule of Events
       February 6     4 Man 3-3-3/1-2-3 ball (net) (hnd) WW Frnt & Bk           February 5     LHB T&F Only, less 1/2 hdcp, 11:30 am
       February 13    4 Man Scramble (not hnd) LH Frnt & Bk                     February 12    WWF Low Gross Low Net Low Putts, 8 am
       February 20    4 Man Scramble (not hnd) LH Frnt & Bk                     February 19    LHF Even Holes + All Putts, 11:30 am
       February 27    2 Man 1 Best Ball (hnd) WW Frnt & Bk                      February 26    WWB Tee for All, 11:30 am



             MGA - 18-Hole Schedule of Events                                        WGA - 18-Hole Schedule of Events
       February 6        Individual Low Net Flighted                            February 5     WW Ace Qualifier, 8 am, Shotgun
       February 13       2 Man Select Shot - One Low Net                        February 12    LH ABCD, 8 am, Double Tees
       February 20       A-B-C-D 3 Best Ball (Net Unflighted)                    February 19    WW Low Gross/Low Net, 8 am, Double Tees
       February 27       2 Man Team Scramble                                    February 26    LH Cross Country, 8 am, Double Tees



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                                                                                                                                                Texas
                                            FitnessCenter news
                                                                        Dance Exercise
                                                   Exercise for the body and mind - A form of meditation
                                                                 Meet Instructor Doris Kalal
                                                                        Doris, originally from Long Island, New York, spent most of her
                                                                  life in Los Angeles and recently moved here from Honolulu. A life-long
                                                                  love of dance and a willingness to share it with others have earned her a
                                                                  reputation for her unique style of dance instruction. She has choreographed
                   Caroline (care•o•line)                         line dances that have been published in national dance magazines and on
                   Rosenbaum                                      the internet.
                   Fitness Director                                     Her more than 30 years of dance experience include ballet, Arthur
                                                                  Murray ballroom training, and constant instruction from many champion
                                                                  dancers throughout the country. As past Vice-President of the Swing Dance
                                                                  Club of Hawaii, Doris acted as deejay and instructor at many dances. Her
    Hours of Operation                                            specialties are West Coast Swing, Line Dancing and basic social dancing.
           Week Days                                              The Marriott and Outrigger hotel chains in Hawaii hired her on a steady
         6 a.m. to 9 p.m.                                         basis to teach dancing for large group parties. She organized and partici-
           Weekends                                               pated in Line Dance Workshops, bringing dancers from all over the world
    Saturday: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.                                    to Hawaii. Her experience also included teaching five nights a week at the
                                                                  hottest country dance club in the heart of Waikiki for over nine years.
    Sunday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
                                                 Doris’ goal is not just to teach you a line dance, but to help you enjoy being a dancer. Her
    Outdoor Pool Hours                      class will enable you to dance with or without a partner. Doris says, “If dancing is your pas-
 November through April - Pool closes       sion, teaching you is mine.” 
   9 pm weekdays, 6pm weekends

            KIDS‛                           Sun City’s Jazzercise Dynamo, Pat Dixon
        Splash Hours                                                      In Pat Dixon’s own words... “On November 12, 1924, a bouncing
                                                                     baby girl was born to Joe and Hazel Powell, at which time I became
     For Kids Ages 4-15 years                                        a second cousin to Dick Powell, the movie star. At the age of nine, I
     October through March                                           started taking tap dancing and followed through the years with ballet
         Daily, 1-3 p.m.,                                            and toe and, at one time, later on, taught dance myself. Then, marriage
           Indoor Pool                                               came into view. After two boys and a girl and teaching them a little tap,
                                                                     I went back to dancing myself, and have danced ever since and love
          New Resident                                               it! Now, the sad news. My oldest son was killed in an auto accident
       Fitness Orientation:                                          when he was 19 years old. I have survived two cancer surgeries, 15
         Tuesday at 6:45 p.m.,              years apart, and a brain aneurism almost three years ago which almost took my life. But, I’m
                                            still dancing and JAZZERCISING. As I’ve
  Thursday at 1 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m
                                            always said...If I can’t dance...I don’t want to
   No need to register ahead of time.
    New members are required to
                                            live. Take me on home, Lord!”
                                                  Note from Kimberly Hughes, Jazzercise
                                                                                                 NEW JAZZERCISE LITE
   attend Orientation prior to using
       the Fitness Center or the
                                            class owner and instructor: I began teach-                 CLASS!
                                            ing Jazzercise classes here in Sun City in
           swimming pools.                  September 2007. In the four plus months                        Mondays @ 4:30pm!
                                            we’ve had classes, offering them four times            Come try your first class for FREE.
                                            per week, Pat has only missed TWO classes!               Class times for Jazzercise Lite:
           Don’t assume that be-            This is remarkable for ANYONE!!! (Pat is                       Mondays @ 4:30 p.m.
           cause a TV program is            83.) Pat stands on the front row each and               Tuesdays/Thursdays @ 3:30 p.m.
           stupid, inane, or offen-         every class with a huge smile on her face.                 Class times for Jazzercise:
           sive, someone nearby             She always wears T-shirts with fun, unique             Wednesdays/Fridays @ 11:45 a.m.
           is not totally engrossed.        sayings about life and dance. She completes
 Have the courtesy to ask permis-           the entire hour of Jazzercise each and every              Bring water and a towel and wear
 sion before changing the channel.          class with much grace. I am SO proud of Pat,                   comfortable tennis shoes.
 Thanks.                                                                                           Arrive 15 minutes early for registration.
                                            and she is such a blessing to me, Jazzercise,
 Remember, Mr. Etiquette is watching.       and Sun City! 


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February Health Nut - Tom Barry
                             By Gina Caylor


T
       om and Susan Barry moved to Sun City Texas 10 years ago
       after living in Clear Lake City, Texas, for 30 years. Tom has
       a Physics degree from Fordham University in New York, and
was an engineer at NASA JSC for 34 years working on the Mercury,
Gemini, Apollo Space Shuttle and Space Station Programs. Tom and
Susan met on a ski trip, and married in 1966. They have two sons
and two grandchildren.
     Tom, like so many of us, has exercised off and on all his life. When
he was younger, he liked to play softball and go jogging. Tom says
working out at the Fitness Center has given him renewed confidence,
built up his endurance, and added to his social life. He tries to work
out five days a week, using the Nu-Step for 15 minutes 3 times a week,
attending the Sit-n-Fit Class 2 to 3 times a week, and has recently
started using the cable-crossover as well as the seated leg press, seated
leg curl, and back extension machines.
     Tom had a stroke almost 2 years ago and is grateful to have the
Fitness Center and all the caring staff to help maintain his positive at-
titude. He loves coming to the Sit-n-Fit class not only for the exercise       gets him to and from the Fitness Center. Tom’s hobbies include reading,
but also as a social event. Tom enjoys being in a class where everyone         woodworking, photography, and enjoying the great outdoors. After
gives each other support and encouragement while exercising.                   all Tom’s hard work, he likes to have dessert – apple pie is his favorite
     Susan is Tom’s source of motivation as she cracks the whip and            reward for a job well done. 


                                     Group Exercise Schedule - February
       Monday                  Tuesday                 Wednesday                  Thursday                    Friday                  Saturday
       6:30 – 7:45              6:30 – 7:30               6:30 – 7:30               6:30 – 7:30              6:30 – 7:30             8:15 – 9:15
      Women’s Yoga              Yoga Flex                 Yoga Flex                 Yoga Flex                Yoga Flex            Fun/Fit Aquacizers
       8:00 - 9:00             8:00 – 9:00                8:00 – 9:00              8:00 – 9:00               8:00 – 9:00              9:15 – 10:15
       Low Impact             Balanced Body               Low Impact              Balanced Body              Low Impact               Mat Pilates
      9:15 – 10:15             8:00 – 9:00               9:15 – 10:15              8:00 – 9:00             9:15 – 10:15           11:30 a.m. (FREE)
  Men’s/Women Strength      Fun/Fit Aquacizers      Men’s Women’s Strength      Fun/Fit Aquacizers     Men’s/Women Strength        Survivors’ Yoga
       9:15 – 10:15             9:15 – 10:15              9:15 – 10:15             9:15 – 10:15              9:15 – 10:15           2nd and 4th
         Aqua Fit              Advanced Step                Aqua Fit              Advanced Step                Aqua Fit           Saturdays ONLY
       10:30 – 11:30            9:15 – 10:15             10:30 – 11:30             9:15 – 10:15             10:30 – 11:30             11:30 a.m.
        Power Aqua                Aqua Fit                Sit to be Fit              Aqua Fit               Sit to be Fit           Laughter Yoga
       11:45 – 12:45          10:25 – 11:25              10:30 – 11:30            10:25 – 11:25             10:30 – 11:30            1st and 3rd
        Deep H20              Men’s Strength              Power Aqua              Men’s Strength             Power Aqua              Saturdays
       12:45 – 1:45            10:30 – 11:30             11:45 – 12:45            10:30 – 11:30             11:45 – 12:45
       Sit to be Fit          Twinges/Hinges              Jazzercise            Twinges & Hinges             Jazzercise              KEY: Bolded
                                                                                                                                  items are for ALL
        2:00 – 3:00            11:30 – 12:30             11:45 – 12:45            11:30 – 12:30              12:50 – 1:50          LEVELS – even
        Mat Pilates             Gentle Yoga               Deep H20                 Gentle Yoga          Stability Ball Training   if you have “never
       3:15 – 4:30             12:00 – 1:00               12:50 – 1:50            12:00 – 1:00              2:00 – 3:00             ever” exercised
     Restorative Yoga        Aqua Conditioning       Stability Ball Training    Aqua Conditioning        Line Dancing (Int)             before!
       4:30 – 5:30              1:30 – 2:30               2:00 – 3:00              12:30 – 1:30             3:15 – 4:30            NOTE: All classes
      Jazzercise Lite      Gentle Aqua Recovery           Mat Pilates                Tai Chi              Restorative Yoga            are subject to
                                                         3:15 – 4:30                                                                 change without
                                2:15 – 3:15                                         1:30 – 2:30
                                Mat Pilates            Restorative Yoga        Gentle Aqua Recovery                               notice. Please check
                                                                                                                                   the schedule in the
                                3:30 – 4:30                4:30 - 5:30             2:15 – 3:15                                       Fitness Center.
                               Jazzercise Lite        Pilates/Yoga Fusion          Mat Pilates
                                                                                                                                  NOTE: Red Classes
                                4:30 – 5:30             JB & Gregory               3:30 – 4:30                                     require special rate.
                                   Yoga             CW 2-step, Level 1, 6:00      Jazzercise Lite
                                                     Ballroom Waltz 7:00
                                5:45 – 6:45                                        4:45 – 5:45
                             Aqua Conditioning                                    Laughter Yoga

                           Line Dancing Beg. 6:30
                           Line Dancing Int. 7:30



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Healthy Interests
               Health Seminars other than CA sponsored
                  seminars are listed on page 80.


  Support Groups
  Alcoholics Anonymous meets Wednesdays and Fridays
  at 3 p.m. in the Scott & White Conference Room; Thursdays at
  Wellspring Methodist Church, Room 108, 7 p.m.; and Saturdays at
  9:30 a.m. at The Worship Place on Sun City Blvd. For additional
  information, call John M. at 863-0833.
  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
  Jan at 868-5854.
  Diabetes Join us Thursday, February 7, 3-5 p.m., at the Scott
  & White Conference Room. Everyone is welcome. For more
  information, call Leila Wiltse at 864-7439 or Pat Morrison at
  868-5260.
  Grief Grief Support Group, 1st & 3rd Tuesdays each month,
  1:30-3 p.m., in the Scott & White Clinic Classroom. Facilitated by
  Vicki Jordan, LCSW, Clinical Social Worker with Scott & White
  Hospice. Anyone interested may contact Vicki at 512-784-8984.
  Low Vision Support Group Meets third Tuesday each
  month at St. David’s Georgetown Hospital, Conference Room
  3 North from 10:30 a.m. - noon. If you have any questions, call
  Buford Minter at 868-9533.
  Parkinson’s Disease The Parkinson’s Support Group
  meets the last Thursday of the month at Scott and White Clinic
  at 2 p.m. For further information, call Beverley Edwards at 863-
  8443 or Jeannene Carmichael at 864-0904.
  Post Polio Survivors For information, contact LaNell
  Champion [E-mail mlanellchampion@yahoo.com] or Phone
  868-1427.
  Prostate Cancer Scott & White Clinic - Sun City, 3 p.m.,
  February 14, and every Second Thursday of Each Month. Open
  meeting - questions from new comers and others; Round Table
  Discussion. The mission of this local support group is to share
  information relating to the treatment of prostate cancer, and
  strategies to help prevent or avoid its possible recurrence. EV-
  ERYONE IS WELCOME - especially wives and girlfriends of
  those who have been diagnosed with a prostate disease. For details
  contact Roe Mackey (roemackey@verizon.net) or John Fenoglio
  fenoglio@embarqmail.com and get your name on our mailing list
  or …. JUST SHOW UP!!


SC Helping Hands
    We provide assistance to residents. Call if you need to borrow
baby necessities for little visitors or medical items such as wheelchairs,
walkers, etc., loaned to you on a temporary basis. We have “medical
buddies” who have had illnesses or treatments similar to what you
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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                                             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)




          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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                                                      Watch for these upcoming fairs
                                                               and events!
                                                     Non-Profit Fair - Thursday, February 28
                                                     Would you like to be a volunteer, but don’t know where to turn?
                                                     Or, are you in need of services from a nonprofit organization?
                                                 Have all of your questions answered at the Nonprofit Fair. 2 - 7 pm, SCB
                                                  CA Volunteer Town Hall - Wednesday, March 5
                                                 Find out how you can use your experience and talent to enhance our commu-
                                                  nity by becoming a CA volunteer. More info to come in the March Sun Rays.
                                                             Vendor Fair - Friday, March 28
                                                    Booths featuring everything from home improvement, cosmetics,
                                                     financial planning and more, will be set up in the Social Center
                                                         Ballroom as well as in the Village Center Parking Lot.
                                                     Sun City Garage Sale - Saturday, April 5
                                                   Here’s your opportunity to clean out those closets and put cash in
                                                             your pockets! We’ll have close to 100 booths.
                                                                  Health Fair - Friday, May 9
                                                  Come and meet some of our local doctors, clinicians and vendors.
                                                  There will be screenings, blood pressure readings, and much more.




From State Basketball Champs to Sun City Neighbors….
                  Sun City residents Billy Wilbanks and Richard   college professor, having taught criminal justice for over 20 years
               Inman have something in common. Both men           in Forida. He is proud to point out that all 12 members of the
                were leading scorers on the 1958 Belton Tigers    basketball team graduated from college. Ten of the twelve boys
                Basketball Team, which won the 1958 AA State      received college athletic scholarships, and four earned Doctor-
                Basketball Championship. The Tigers, who had      ates. A modest man, Mr. Wilbanks considers his friend Richard
               gone undefeated in district, won the nail-biting   to be the “greatest Tiger athlete of the 20th century,” and points
              Championship game in sudden-death double            out that Mr. Inman, a retired pharmacist, was all-state in three
           overtime, 58-56.                                       sports as both a junior and a senior, and was a high school all-
    Billy Wilbanks held many impressive titles in high school     American in two sports as a senior.
sports, and went on to become an expert in criminology, having         The 1958 Belton Tigers will celebrate their unforgettable win
appeared on 60 Minutes, Nightline, and 20/20. He is a retired     with a 50-year reunion this June in Belton.


  Then and Now
            Left: Billy
        Wilbanks and
      Richard Inman,
  leading scorers on
     the 1958 Belton
     state champion-
           ship team.
           Right: Mr.
    Wilbanks and Mr.
  Inman, pictured 50
   years later in Sun
          City, where
            both live.



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   Proposed New Andice Baptist Church
  A Growing Family Church
     For You and Yours!
        254-793-2557
     Turn right on HWY 2338
 (Williams Drive) and take a short
 drive to Andice. Turn left and we
          are on the right.
     Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
  Worship 10:55 a.m. & 6 p.m.
     Bible Study Wed. 7 p.m.


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                                  Georgetown, Texas 78628
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                                   Travel Seminars other than CA sponsored seminars are listed on pages 80-81.
                                                                              it to the CA office. Deposits are required to secure your space. You will
         CA Sponsored Travel Seminar                                          be contacted to authorize final payment prior to processing.
Sun City CA presents Mike Sprute, Collette                                    Sun City Group Travel Collette 2008
Vacations Travel Seminar and Slide Show:                                      Branson Musical Getaway! April 5, 2008
          Come to the information seminar to have all your                    6 Days, 9 Meals, Rt Air, Insurance, 8 Show Tickets Included; $1589 pp
                        questions answered!                                   Dbl Occ., Deposit $240 per person, due with reservation
Exploring Greece and Its Islands                                                                                            Branson Musical Get-
Thursday, February 7, 11 a.m. , ACA,                                                                                   away: Enjoy an array of
        Please purchase your $1 ticket at the CA office.                                                                spectacular shows on your
Featuring Mykonos, Santorini and Classical Greece                                                                      getaway to the midwest’s en-
Departure Date October 10, 2008                                                                                        tertainment capital, Branson,
15 Days, 22 Meals, Rt Air, Insurance Included; $4249 pp Dble Occ                                                       Missouri. You’ll be treated to
Deposit $450 per person Due prior to April 14, 2008                                                                    performances by Branson’s
      Exploring Greece and it’s Islands: Discover the beauty and                                                       most popular performers.
timeless wonder found only in Greece. From the colorful Greek Islands                                                  Enjoy electrifying produc-
to historic classical Greece, every day is filled with new and wonderful       tions that include everything from classical to country, showcased
experiences. Spend five leisurely nights immersed in the island splen-         in phenomenal theaters. Included in your vacation are eight shows
dor of Mykonos and Santorini. Join the local expert exploring Athens’         providing non-stop entertainment! Shoji Tabuchi, The Dutton Family,
fascinating monuments including the famed Acropolis.                          Doug Gabriel Show, Yakov Smirnoff, Branson Variety Theatre and
      Visit a Byzantine monastery in Meteora and learn about the devout       The Hughes Brothers. Whether you’re looking for singing, comedy,
lifestyle of the monks who live there. Explore the grandeur of Olympia,       banjo-playing, fiddling, Broadway-style revues, magic, big band,
birthplace of the Olympic Games. Sample the finest wines in Greece             country, or pop… Branson has it!
during a winery tour on Santorini. This and more can be yours on
Exploring Greece with Collette!                                               Spirit of Washington, D.C. – May 22, 2008
                                                                              5 days, 7 Meals, Rt Air, Insurance Included; $1559 pp Dble Occ.
Beijing City Stay                                                             Deposit $160 per person due with reservation
Wednesday, March 5, 11 a.m. – ACA                                                                        Spirit of Washington, D.C.: As a sym-
       Please purchase your $1 ticket at the CA office.                                             bol of democracy and repository of American
Featuring Beijing! - Departure Date November 5, 2008                                               history, Washington, D. C. holds a unique
9 Days, 15 Meals, Rt Air, Insurance Included $2029 pp Dbl occ                                      place in the hearts and minds of the American
Deposit $250 per person Due prior to September 6, 2008                                             people. Major new museums have recently
     Our March Trips were so successful we’re offering you a second                                opened to showcase special collections and the
opportunity to see Beijing! This is a seminar for those considering the                            hallowed World War II Memorial now graces
NEW trip offered in November.                                                                      the National Mall. In addition, Washington,
     Beijing City Stay is a single hotel stay hub tour. Experience the                             D.C., is home to excellent theater, music and
best of Beijing, spending each night of your tour in this fascinating city.   sumptuous restaurants. Learn more about the history of the nation’s
Enjoy the luxuries of a 5-star business-class hotel. Savor typical Chi-       capital and enjoy special programs at the newest Smithsonian mu-
nese dinners, including a Peking Duck dinner and Beijing dumplings.           seums, including the National Museum of American Indian. Also,
Enjoy a tour of Beijing’s Summer Palace, the largest and best preserved       enjoy unscheduled time to pursue individual interests. Highlights:
royal garden in China. Tour Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City           Narrated coach tour of the Monuments and Memorials Tour; World
or perhaps sign up for the options tour to Xian to visit the Terra Cotta      War II Memorial, guided tour of the National Gallery of Art, Na-
Warriors Museum. No visit to China would be complete without seeing           tional Museum of American Indian. The nation’s capital is more
the Great Wall of China... Behold is awesome site and have the chance         exciting than ever!
to walk along a portion of this 3,700 mile marvel. Travel through the         Trains of the Colorado Rockies – June 7, 2008
Valley of Ming Tombs and spend the evening at the Peking Opera; take          9 Days, 12 Meals, Rt Air, Insurance Included; $2419 pp Dbl Occ.,
a morning visit to the Temple of Heaven to see the locals doing Tai Chi       Deposit $220 per person due with reservation
and visit the world famous Beijing Zoo, home of the famous Pandas.                                                 Trains of the Colorado Rock-
Enjoy a Rickshaw tour through ancient Beijing and with the help from                                          ies: Join Collette Vacations on a
an interpreter, learn about a local family’s history as you share lunch                                       journey through natural beauty as
with them in their Hutong home.                                                                               you traverse the Colorado Rockies,
     Enjoy all the benefits of a Collette Vacation with deluxe motorcoach,                                     replete with Alpine lakes, towering
hotel transfers, baggage handling and two professional tour directors.        peaks, and rolling meadows. Ride aboard the famous Durango and
                                                                              Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad through southwestern Colorado’s
        CA Sponsored Extended Travel                                          San Juan Mountains. Journey on the world’s highest cog railroad to
                                                                              Pike’s Peak, a stunning backdrop for Colorado Springs. Spend two
Enjoy all the benefits of a Collette or Premier Vacation with deluxe           nights in Durango, a fun filled cowboy town where you can relive the
motorcoach, hotel transfers, baggage handling and a professional tour         excitement of the Old West.
director. To book any of the Collette or Premier trips, please pick up             Highlights: Denver, Rocky Mountain National Park, Georgetown
your flyers in C.A. Office and complete the reservation form, returning         Loop Railroad, Vail, Grand Junction, Durango & Silverton Railroad,

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                                                                              Friends and Family are welcome from anywhere. All tours es-
proximately 14,110 feet, and may not be suitable for some residents.          corted by Bob and Nancy Stine, Sun City Residents.
We suggest you contact your physician if you have any concerns.                      Michigan, Holland Tulip Festival, Niagara Falls, May 8-16
                                                                              Henry Ford Museum, Holland Tulip Festival, Mackinac Island Tour
Exploring Greece and Its Islands                                              with lunch at the Grand Hotel, Soo Locks, Frankenmuth and Bron-
October 10, 2008 – Featuring Mykonos, Santorini, and                           ner’s Christmas Wonderland, Niagara Falls Tour (Canadian Falls)
                                                                               with lunch and dinner. This trip is limited to 24 so don’t hesitate.
Classical Greece. 15 Days, 22 Meals, Rt Air, Insurance In-                           Mt. Rushmore, Grand Tetons & Yellowstone, Sept. 10-17
cluded; $4249 pp Dble Occ., Deposit $450 per person due                          Rapid City, SD, Mt. Rushmore, Crazy Horse Memorial, The
prior to April 14, 2008                                                       Black Hills, Montana and “Big Sky Country”, Valley of the Little
                           Exploring Greece and Its Islands: Dis-               Big Horn, Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Whitney Gallery of
                      cover the beauty and timeless wonder found only           Western Art, Circle Tour of Yellowstone National Park, Grand
                      in Greece. From the colorful Greek Islands to           Teton National Park, Snake River float trip, Temple Square in Salt
                      historic classical Greece, every day is filled with                         Lake City and much more.
                                                                                         Canadian Rockies Getaway, October 1 – 10, 2008
                      new and wonderful experiences. Spend five
                                                                              Seattle, Victoria, Butchart Gardens, Vancouver, two day Rocky
                      leisurely nights immersed in the island splendor        Mountain Train trip, Jasper, Ice Fields Parkway and Snowcoach,
                      of Mykonos and Santorini. Join the local expert          Lake Louise, and Banff. We will offer two-tier pricing so you
                      exploring Athens’ fascinating monuments, in-            can select the lodging in Jasper and Banff that fits your budget.
                      cluding the famed Acropolis.                                          Please call for NEW pricing options.
    Visit a Byzantine monastery in Meteora and learn about the de-               Several reservations have already been made, limit is 40.
vout lifestyle of the monks who live there. Explore the grandeur of                   Ozark Christmas, Branson MO. November 8 – 14, 2008
Olympia, birthplace of the Olympic Games. Sample the finest wines                Shoji, Andy Williams, Showboat Branson Belle, Jim Stafford,
in Greece during a winery tour on Santorini. This and more can be              Yakov, Acrobats of China, Presley’s Jubilee, Precious Moments,
yours on Exploring Greece with Collette!                                          College of the Ozarks, Big Cedar Lodge and much more.
                                                                                          Space is limited and beginning to fill up.
Beijing City Stay - November 5, 2008 - NEW!                                             A Disney World Christmas, December 6 – 12, 2008
9 Days, 15 Meals, Rt Air, Insurance Included $2029 pp Dbl occ.                         2009 Rose Parade and Tour, Dec. 27, 08’ – Jan. 2, 09’
Deposit $250 per person Due prior to September 6, 2008                               This trip is limited to 20 people and is filling quickly.
     Our March Trips were so successful we’re offering you a second             For detailed itineraries please call Bob Stine, Travel Associates
opportunity to see Beijing!                                                                 (512) 869-8629, Nstinemas5@aol.com
     Beijing City Stay is a single hotel stay hub tour. Experience the
best of Beijing, spending each night of your tour in this fascinating city.
Enjoy the luxuries of a 5-star business-class hotel. Savor typical Chi-
nese dinners including a Peking Duck dinner and Beijing dumplings.
Enjoy a tour of Beijing’s Summer Palace, the largest and best preserved
royal garden in China. Tour Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden
City, or perhaps sign up for the options tour to Xian to visit the Terra
Cotta Warriors Museum. No visit to China would be complete without
seeing the Great Wall of China... Behold its awesome site and have
the chance to walk along a portion of this 3,700 mile marvel. Travel
through the Valley of Ming Tombs and spend the evening at the Peking
Opera; take a morning visit to the Temple of Heaven to see the locals
doing Tai Chi and visit the world-famous Beijing Zoo, home of the
famous Pandas. Enjoy a Rickshaw tour through ancient Beijing and,
with the help from an interpreter, learn about a local family’s history
as you share lunch with them in their Hutong home.
     Enjoy all the benefits of a Collette Vacation with deluxe motor-
coach, hotel transfers, baggage handling and two professional tour
directors.
Quebec Holidays! December 4, 2008
                       Featuring Fairmont’s Queen Elizabeth, Le
                       Manoir Richelieu and Chateau Frontenac.
                       7 Days, 9 Meals, Rt Air, Insurance Includ-
                       ed; $1969 pp Dble Occ. Deposit $370 per
                       person, due prior to July 4, 2008
                            Quebec Holidays: Your tour begins in
                       the second largest French-speaking city in the
                       world, Montreal! Famous for its European style,
                       culinary delights, and trend setting fashion, Mon
                                               Continued on next page

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Continued from previous page                                                 Cape Cod and the Islands
treal will delight you. Arrive at the lovely Fairmont Queen Elizabeth,       September 7-13, 2008
your home while in Montreal. Visit Notre Dame Cathedral for the              7 Days, 9 Meals, Rt Air, Insurance Included; $1928 pp Dble Occ
famous light show where you will learn about the cathedral’s history         Boston, Hyannis, Martha’s Vineyard, Newport
and the impact it has made on the city. Stroll through charming Baie-        DeposDeposit $429 per person Due prior with reservation
Saint-Paul and sample its many galleries, boutiques and cafes. Enjoy         Final Payment Due no later than June 24, 2008
a stay in the world-famous Fairmont Chateau Frontenac, beautifully                                       Cape Cod and the Islands: Enjoy six lei-
dressed for the holidays! Awake to the stunning panorama from your                                 surely nights at the Radisson Hotel Hyannis in
hotel. From the summit of Pointe-au-Pic Cliff, Fairmont Le Manoir                                  Hyannis, Massachusetts, for this colorful New
Richelieu towers majestically over the estuary of the St. Lawrence                                 England retreat. Visit Plymouth Plantation, the
River. Step back in time visiting Quebec City where traditional stone                              Mayflower II, and see the famous Plymouth Rock.
buildings line the river and cobblestone streets are lined with artists.                           Enjoy a Hyannis Harbor Cruise featuring views of
                                                                                                   the Kennedy Compound. Take a two-hour train
Sun City Group Travel Premier 2008                                                                 journey via the Cape Cod Central Railroad pass-
                                                                                                   ing through cranberry bogs, natural woodlands,
Spanish Highlights – March 4, 2008                                           and lush marshes. Spend the day visiting historic Boston; view Boston
9 Days, 11 Meals, Rt Air, Insurance Included; $2468 pp Dble                  Commons, the Old State House, the Old North Church, Beacon Hill, Old
Occ. Featuring Madrid, Seville, Ronda, Mijas, Granada,                       Ironsides and more. Start you day aboard a ferry as you travel to Martha’s
Toledo. Final payment due with reservation. Subject to avail-                Vineyard. Tour the colorful Victorian cottages and enjoy picturesque
ability.                                                                     Aquinnah Lighthouse and Gay Head. Your farewell lobster dinner will
                                      Spanish Highlights: Begin your         take place in Newport, Rhode Island after a guided tour of The Breakers
                                 Spanish experience by embarking on a        Mansion. This New England Fall Spectacular can be yours by filling out
                                 Madrid City Tour which includes a tour      the reservation form in the CA Office!
                                 of the Royal Palace. The AVE Bullet
                                 Train will transport you from Madrid
                                 to Seville with a ride through the Span-                     CA Sponsored Cruises
                                 ish countryside. Your Seville city tour
                                 includes the impressive Cathedral of        To book any of the Sun City Cruises, please pick up your flyers
                                 Seveille and the Giralda Bell Tower. On     in C.A. Office and complete the reservation form. Deposits are
to Ronda, where you will enjoy a walking tour of this interesting agri-      required to secure your space. All pricing is subject to avail-
cultural city, home of modern bullfighting. Continue on to the charming       ability and change. Cruise brochures and registration forms
town of Mijas, on the Costa del Sol, before traveling to Granada. The        are available at the CA office.
highlight of this tour inevitably will be the visit to the Alhambra Palace   Southern Caribbean on RCCL’s Grandeur of
and Generalife, Granada’s main attraction. One of the most brilliant
jewels of universal architecture, the Alhambra is a series of palaces and
                                                                             the Seas
gardens built under the Nazari Dynasty in the 14th Century. Last stop,       April 19, 2008: 7-Night Southern Caribbean. NEW Itiner-
Toledo, capital of Spain from the Gothic epoch until 1560 and one of         ary Ports of Call: San Juan, Puerto Rico; Charlotte Amalie,
the most important centers of European medieval history.                     St. Thomas; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; Tortola, British Virgin
                                                                             slands; Kings Wharf, Bermuda; Baltimore, Maryland
California Rail Discovery – April 30, 2008                                   Contact brochure agent for current pricing and availability.
– Featuring San Francisco, Lake Tahoe & the Napa Valley                                                         One of the hottest Caribbean sails is
Wine Train. 7 Days, 10 Meals, Rt Air, Insurance Included;                                                  the Southern itinerary. Here’s your chance
$1878 pp Dble Occ. Deposit $429 per person.                                                                to get in on a one of a kind repositioning
                            California Rail Discovery Tour High-                                           cruise. Complimentary bottle of cham-
                            lights: Enjoy a wine tasting and luncheon                                      pagne, fruit basket and plate of delectable
                            onboard the train as you roll through                                          chocolate cookies and milk will be waiting
                            California’s most famous wine region on                                        for you in your cabin!
                            the Napa Valley Wine Trail. Board an                                                Your-all inclusive vacation includes:
                            Amtrak Train for a Sierra Nevada Rail                                          Selected shipboard accommodations, port
                            Journey through beautiful snowcapped                                           charges, taxes and fees, prepaid gratuities,
                            Sierra Nevada Mountains to the Reno/Lake         round trip airfare and all transfers from airport to/from port. All cabins
Tahoe area. Travel through Carson City on your way to visit Virginia         are subject to current pricing and availability. Insurance is highly sug-
                                                                             gested and may be added at an additional fee. A Sun City shuttle to
City, site of the Comstock Lode and once the richest place in the world.
                                                                             the Austin Airport will be offered at an additional fee, pending interest.
Delight in a Lake Tahoe Paddlewheeler Cruise with spectacular views
                                                                             Your deposit of $250.00 per person is due with your reservation.
of Emerald Bay. Your San Francisco city tour features Chinatown,             Please contact the travel agency on the flyer for current pricing. Final
Twin Peaks, the Golden Gate Park, Seal Rocks, Fisherman’s Wharf              payment due no later than February 9, 2008.
and more. Sacramento brings a little history to the tour, showing off
the State Capitol, Governor’s Mansion, Sutter’s Fort State Historic                          Sun Rays Travelers!
Park, the California Railroad Museum and Old Town Sacramento.                       Send photos of your cruises, outings, etc.
                                                                                        to emily.wallace@pulte.com

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Alaska Cruise and Land Tour                                                  tours specified above, transportation on land by motor coach and train,
10 night Royal Caribbean cruise with 3 days land touring                     and all transfers.
June 6, 2008 – June 16, 2008                                                      Deposits are $250 per person and required at the time of your
Contact brochure agent for current pricing and availability.                 reservation. Reservations are subject to availability.
     A journey to Alaska wouldn’t be complete without a journey deep         Transportation from Sun City to Austin airport is available at additional
                            into the heart of Alaska. Reserve your cabin     cost, and, as always, travel protection insurance is recommended and is
                            now for this 7-night Alaska cruise depart-       available at additional cost. Don’t miss this opportunity to experience
                            ing Vancouver BC with 3-nights land tour.        Alaska in all its glory! Pick up a reservation form at the Community
                                  Your cruise portion of this package will   Association office today!
                            visit the historic Alaska towns of Ketchikan,
                            Skagway, and Icy Strait Point, with one day
                                                                             Royal Hawaiian Cruise
                            of scenic cruising on the Inside Passage and     15 Night Royal Caribbean
one day of cruising the Hubbard Glacier.
     You’ll be transferred by deluxe motor coach from Seward to
                                                                             Hawaii Circle Cruise
Anchorage to enjoy an included tour of the Native Heritage Center fol-       October 11, 2008 – October 26, 2008.
lowed by a night at the Anchorage Marriott Hotel. The next day, you’ll             Last call on group inventory pricing! RCCL
travel by glass domed rail car to Denali National Park, Alaska’s most        has extended limited amounts of our inventory
popular destination and home to North America’s largest mountain, Mt.        at contracted pricing to only January 10th, 2008!
McKinley. Overnight at the Denali Hotel is included. Your next day           If you want to take advantage of this great sav-
will be filled with the beauty of taiga forests, rolling tundra, and Alaska   ings, then hurry down to the Community Center today and fill out a
native wildlife as you tour Denali National Park. After this tour, you’ll    registration form.
again be transferred by domed rail car to Fairbanks, where you’ll stay             Group inventory includes the following cabin categories including
at the Fairbanks Hotel before returning home.                                air from Austin, transfers, port fees and taxes:
     Oceanview and balcony accommodations are available on the                • Oceanview Category “G” (Deck 4) - $2662.04 ppdo (only 7
beautiful Radiance of the Seas. Prices include cruise, round trip air from      left)
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                                                                                   Feb 25, 2009 - Buffet Breakfast in the hotel - Transfers to Tocu-
 • Balcony Category “E1” (Decks 8, 9 & 10) - $3022.04 ppdo                    men Airport - Afternoon Flight from PTY to AUS
   (only 4 left)                                                                   INSURANCE - Basic Medical Insurance Coverage Included,
 • Balcony Category “D1” (Decks 9 & 10) - $3122.04 ppdo                       Optional Extended Coverage Available
   (only 3 left)                                                                   YOUR ESCORTS: This will be a fully escorted tour.
     Other categories available at market rates, please contact us for             Kelly Rivera – Kelly has traveled to Panama many times on busi-
information at Kelly@AlwaysTheBestTravel.Com                                  ness and pleasure. From 1984 – 1994, she provided onsite computer
     Shuttle pricing to Airport is not included and requires 10 or more       aided design training and support services to both the Panama Canal
in the group. Trip insurance is highly recommended as usual. Deposit          Commission Civil Engineering and the U.S. Army on contract.
is only $450 pp due by January 10, 2008. Final payments will be due                Robert Rivera – Robert is a Civil Engineer and speaks fluent Spanish
on or before August 1, 2008.                                                  and English. Born in Oruro, Bolivia, he has been privileged to experience
Sun City RCCL Enchantment of the Seas                                         many carnivals in his hometown, as well as those in Rio, Brazil.
Exotic Cruise with Latin America Carnival
2009 Package! - NEW!                                                                          CA Sponsored Outings
                       Fully Escorted Cruise Tour - February 14
                       - 25, 2009                                                   The following outings have sold out:
                       Prices from $3,199 pp Dbl Occ - Early                        Jersey Boys • Special Dining at Jasper’s
                       Roll Call!
                             Experience Carnival Time in Latin America!              Celtic Woman • Houston Bayou Bend
                       A Sun City Exclusive trip available only through              Guess Where We’re Going for Dinner
                       your Activities Department. Panama’s “Carnaval”              Phantom of the Opera • Cirque du Soleil
                       celebration is an exciting and vibrant experience.
                       Many of the parades and activities can be viewed                       Palo Duro Canyon
                       directly from the roof-top garden of the El Panama     There is a ticket wait list available for these outings in the
                       Hotel where we will be staying. Special enrich-        CA office. Put your name on the list, and if someone can-
ment activities will be available only to those purchasing this package.      cels, you will have the opportunity to purchase their ticket.
As a special bonus, spend Valentines Day at a tropical resort with dinner
included!                                                                     Glenn Miller Orchestra Concert
     Fully escorted and all-inclusive 12-day cruise/tour for February 2009.
Limited availability. Prices from $3199 pp do. Sign up now to reserve         Matinee at Leander PAC
your spot, no deposits will be required until 2009 block space becomes                                           Sunday, February 10, $40 pp
available. See the flyer in your CA Office for more information.                                                   Depart VCPL at 1:15 p.m.;
     PROPOSED ITINERARY                                                                                          return 5:30 p.m.
     Feb 14, 2009 - Early Flight Austin, Texas (AUS) for Panama City,                                                  THEY’RE BACK! Remember
Panama (PTY) - Afternoon Arrival (Saturday)                                                                      “Moonlight Serenade,” “Perfidia,”
     Transfers from Tocumen Airport to Gamboa Rainforest Resort                                                  and all the other immortal favorites
- Deluxe River View Rooms with private balconies and hammocks                                                    of that unique sound? If you missed
- Dinner in the hotel restaurant                                                                                 this concert in 2007, don’t miss it in
     Feb 15, 2009 - Breakfast in the hotel restaurant - Morning free to       2008 – another opportunity to hear again that muting of the brass and
enjoy the grounds or take optional Canopy Tour - Afternoon Transfers          the mellow sound of the trombone; music smooth as honey, sharp as
to Colon cruise ship pier                                                     a tack, and oh, so classy!
     Feb 15 – 22 RCCL Enchantment of the Seas Exotic Caribbean                     Considered one of the greatest bands of all time, the present
Cruise - Ports of call may include:                                           World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra is the most popular and sought
     Feb 15 - Colon, Panama                                                   after big band in the world today, for both concert and swing dance
     Feb 16 - Cartagena, Columbia                                             engagements. The present orchestra was formed in 1956, and has
     Feb 17 - Santa Marta, Columbia                                           been touring consistently ever since, playing an average of 300 live
     Feb 18 - Oranjestad, Aruba                                               dates a year all around the world. Trombonist Larry O’Brien is the
     Feb 19 - Willemstad, Curacao                                             orchestra’s present musical director. Your ticket includes transportation
     Feb 20 - Kralendijk, Bonaire                                             and reserved seating.
     Feb 21 - Cruising at Sea                                                         SEG; Peggy Lindsay, 819-9050
     Feb 22 - Colon, Panama
     Feb 22, 2009 - Transfers from Colon cruise ship pier to Panama           Salado and Killeen
City, El Panama Hotel (Sunday) - Cabana Rooms around Pool Area                Lunch and Mayborn Planetarium Shows
- Tour of Panama City, the Panama Canal Locks and Visitors Center
along the way                                                                 Tuesday, February 12, $38 pp
     Feb 23, 2009 - Buffet Breakfast in the hotel - Embara Indian             Depart VCPL at 10:30 a.m.; return by 4:30 p.m.
Village all day tour, Traditional Lunch Included                                   Looking for a break from February boredom? Just step onto our
     Feb 24, 2009 - Buffet Breakfast in the hotel - El Valle de Anton         comfy bus, take the short ride to Salado, and have a sumptuous lunch at
all day tour, Lunch Included - Folkdance Show and Dinner at Las               the acclaimed, historic Salado Stagecoach Inn. Our lunch will include a


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                               cup of chicken broth, hush puppies, chicken-   National Park in Canada.
                               salad plate with fruit and banana fritters,         We are making a breakfast stop at Village Inn in Live Oak, so
                               peach cobbler with vanilla ice cream, and      don’t get up earlier than it takes to get dressed!
                               your choice of beverage.                            Before taking our whooping crane tour on the Wharf Cat out of
                                    Then, re-board the bus for the short      Rockport, we are going to tour the University of Texas at Austin Ma-
                               drive to Killeen, to the Mayborn Planetar-     rine Science Institute, the oldest marine research station on the Texas
ium, where we will enjoy the IMAX-like show Cosmic Voyage, which              Gulf Coast, research aimed at understanding the biological, chemical
mixes ground-breaking computer animation with cutting-edge science            and physical processes governing the coastal zone ecosystem.
to give us a sweeping view of the universe.                                         We will be staying at the beautiful Plantation Suites in Port
      After that show, we will enjoy another - Cowboy Astronomer, a skill-    Aransas. We will enjoy dinners at Trout Street, located directly on
fully woven tapestry of star tales and Native American legends, combined      the channel, and at Port Royal Resort. In addition to fun at the coast,
with constellation identification, star-hopping, and astronomy tidbits—all     our return trip will have an Escort Extra.
told from the unique viewpoint of a cowboy astronomer who has traveled             Your ticket includes transportation, motel, 3 breakfasts, 1 lunch,
the world plying his trade and learning the sky along the way.                2 dinners, 2 tours and three busy days.
      Following these two shows, we will enjoy the “Stars at Night”                   SEG- Peggy Lindsay, 819-9050
presentation by the in-house expert who will show us the current night
sky and the constellations which are visible from our vantage point here      Riders in the Sky!
in Texas.                                                                     Majestic Theater, San Antonio
      We will return to Sun City no later than 4:30 p.m., easily in time                               Friday, February 29, $44 pp
for your favorite evening activities. Those of you who enjoyed this trip
in August may want to repeat it, since the lunch was fabulous and filling                               Depart VCPL 5 p.m.; return approxi-
and the planetarium shows are all new.                                                                 mately at Midnight
      Just $38 includes transportation, lunch, and both shows and pre-                                       Join America’s favorite cowboys and
sentation at the planetarium.                                                                           Grammy-winning artists, Riders In The
       SEG - Judy Hampleman 864-7218                                                                    Sky, as they celebrate 30 years of fun-filled
                                                                                                        performances with their smooth harmonies,
Sir James Galway; The Man with the                                                                      hot licks, and unique slapstick comedy.
                                                                                                        Families will remember their music from
           Golden Flute                                                                                 Toy Story II.
                       The Majestic Theater, San Antonio                                                     Riders In The Sky have been keepers
                                                                              of the flame passed on by the Sons of the Pioneers, Gene Autry and
                       Saturday, February 16, $55 pp                          Roy Rogers, reviving and revitalizing the genre. And, while remaining
                       Depart VCPL 5 p.m.; return approxi-                    true to the integrity of Western music, they have themselves become
                       mately at Midnight                                     modern-day icons by branding the genre with their own legendary
                             The San Antonio Symphony presents Flau-          wacky humor and way-out Western wit; and, all along, encouraging
                       tists Sir James and Lady Jeanne Galway. Sir James      buckaroos and buckarettes to live life “The Cowboy Way!” Riders
                       Galway, nicknamed “the man with the golden             In The Sky are truly exceptional.
                       flute,” is widely regarded as both a supreme
                       interpreter of the classical flute repertoire and a     Damn Yankees! – Paramount Theater, Austin
                       consummate entertainer whose appeal crosses                                            Saturday, March 1, $93 pp
all musical boundaries. As the most televised and recorded classical                                          Depart VCPL 12:30 p.m.; return
artist performing today, Sir James has made himself into a legend, a
modern musical master whose virtuosity on the flute is equaled only                                            5:45 p.m.
                                                                                                                   What Lola REALLY wants
by his limitless ambition and vision. Through his extensive touring,
                                                                                                              - Austin’s premiere, professional
over 30 million albums sold, and his frequent international television
                                                                                                              musical theater producer TexARTS
appearances, Sir James has endeared himself to millions worldwide.
                                                                                                              brings you this rousing George Abbott
This concert will include American composer John Corigliano’s colorful
                                                                                                              Broadway musical about a Washing-
Pied Piper Fantasy.
                                                                              ton Senators fan who makes a pact with the Devil to help his baseball
                                                                              team win the league pennant. Broadway stars and Austin favorites will
Port Aransas-Whooping Cranes & More                                           shine in this 1955 Broadway classic also made popular in the 1959
Tuesday thru Thursday, February 26, 27, 28, –                                 Oscar-winning film adaptation! Damn Yankees features Broadway
3 days, 2 nights, $253 pp double, $277single, Depart VCPL                     hits; “Whatever Lola Wants,” “Shoeless Joe from Hannibal, MO!”
at 6:30 a.m.; return 6:30 p.m.                                                and many more along with rousing dance routines that will also fea-
                                                                              ture top Broadway talent alongside Austin’s best. This will be a full
                              The 5-ft tall endangered whooping cranes
                                                                              production with a Broadway “Lola” and “Shoeless Joe,” as well as
                         make their winter home in the Aransas Bay
                                                                              select Broadway dancers to round out the terpsichorean team. Enjoy
                         National Wildlife Refuge every year from
                                                                              excellent Orchestra front seats at the historical Paramount Theater.
                         mid-October to April. We will see these mag-
                         nificent birds in the serene, untouched beauty
                         of this coastal habitat. Their ancestors began
                                                                                                 Sun Rays Travelers!
                         migrating here more than 10,000 years ago                      Send photos of your cruises, outings, etc.
                         from what is now designated Wood Buffalo                           to emily.wallace@pulte.com


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                                                                            the Gospel Brunch, a short time for seeing the sights in Gruene and
Barton Creek Square                                                         shopping.
“A Premier Shopping Experience” in Austin                                        SEG - Joan Hunt 868-1612 and Bobbi Heuss 869-0050
Tuesday March 11, $27pp
 Bus leaves VCPL at 9 a.m.; returns about 5:30 p.m.                         The Mikado – Paramount Theater, Austin
      If you love shopping, you will love Barton Creek Square, with its     Sunday, April 13, $85 pp
more than 180 specialty retailers and anchor stores: Dillard’s, Macy’s,                                    Depart VCPL 12:30 p.m.; return
JCPenny, Nordstrom, and Sears. Enjoy shopping at stores you know                                           approximately 5.45 p.m.
and love, like Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, Pottery Barn, and Wil-                                              The Mikado, a Gilbert & Sullivan
liams-Sonoma. Some you won’t find anywhere else in Austin.                                                 Classic featuring the elaborate and
      Take a break from shopping at one of the fine eateries, including                                    breathtaking costumes from the movie
California Pizza Kitchen and Nordstrom’s Café.                                                            Topsy Turvey. Easily one of the most
      Maybe there is that special something you have been looking for,                                    popular pieces of musical theater ever
or, Easter is just around the corner and you have decided to treat your-                                  written in the English language and a
self to that new outfit. No? Well, why not spend a day with neighbors        timeless satire of unchanging human nature. This witty tale of love
and friends with lots of laughs and fun!                                    and duty promises to amuse and enchant with classic Gilbert and Sul-
      SEG - Peggy Jarvis 686-1503                                           livan antics and familiar songs, including “A Wand’ring Minstrel I,”
                                                                            “Three Little Maids From School Are We,” and many more. Your price
                                    A Trip Back in Time                     includes motor coach transportation and excellent front orchestra seats
                                                                            at the historic Paramount Theater.
                                    Thursday, April 3, $37 pp
                                    Depart VCPL 8 a.m.;                     Bizet’s Carmen – Austin Lyric Opera
                                    return 6 p.m.                           Sunday, April 20, Matinee, $95 pp
                                          Join us for a trip back to the
                                                                            Depart VCPL 1:15 p.m.; return 6:30 p.m.
past. Our first stop will be in Warrenton, where we will visit the Ster-
                                                                                                                      In a long-anticipated move,
ling McCall Old Car Museum, an attraction that AAA gives its “Gem”                                              Austin Lyric Opera will debut in
designation. With over 130 restored automobiles, it is one of the largest                                       the new Long Center for the Per-
old car museums in the U.S. View Lincolns, Packards, Dusenbergs,                                                forming Arts with its production of
and others in an array of settings. Next, we’ll go to Brenham for an        Bizet’s Carmen. Designed in the classic performance space tradition,
all-you-can-eat buffet at Purcell’s. Finally, we’ll head to Washington      the Long Center’s Dell Hall seats 2,400 patrons. The intimate venue
on the Brazos for a visit to the Barrington Living History Farm. This       features excellent acoustics, prime seating on each level, and the op-
farm depicts life in the 1850’s and features costumed interpreters car-     portunity to experience opera in an optimum setting.
rying out everyday farm chores. Please be advised that there will be              Immerse yourself in the treacherous world of opera’s most beloved
quite a bit of walking involved here.                                       bad girl. Mistaking Carmen’s flirtation for true love, the young soldier,
     Your price includes motor coach transportation, admissions to          Don Jose, forsakes everything – his adoring girlfriend Miceala, and his
both museums, and lunch.                                                    career. As Carmen entrances the dashing toreador Escamillo, Jose’s
     SEG - Jeff and Bobbi Heuss 869-0050                                    fury is unleashed. The classic drama of a lovers’ triangle culminates
                                                                            in a tragic conclusion that leaves no heart untouched, both onstage and
Gospel Brunch with a Texas Twist                                            in the audience. Come see the dazzlingly beautiful spectacle that is
Sunday, April 13, $42 pp                                                    CARMEN. Sung in French with English AT&T Supertitles.
Depart VCPL 9 a.m.; return 2 p.m.                                                 Your ticket includes bus transportation and mezzanine seating
                                      Enjoy a traditional New Orleans       for the performance.
                                 style Gospel Brunch at the historic              SEG - Escort Peggy Lindsay 819-9050
                                 Gruene Hall in Gruene, Texas. We
                                 will be entertained by an awe-inspir-
                                                                            Y O Ranch Adventure
                                 ing gospel music program, and served       Tuesday, April 22, $67 pp
                                 a mouth watering buffet, catered by                                        Depart VCPL 8:30 a,m.; return
                                 the Gristmill River Restaurant & Bar.                                      6:15 p.m.
Buffet includes oven roasted turkey breast, seasoned roast beef, smoked                                          Bring your binoculars and cam-
polish wedding sausage, peppered bacon, migas, mashed potatoes,                                            eras for an exciting adventure at the
biscuits, scrambled eggs, and many more dishes, along with a Mimosa,                                       giant Y O Ranch near Mountain Home,
coffee, or fruit drink.                                                                                    Texas. When we arrive at the ranch
     The Gospel Brunch is led by Bret Graham, one of Gruene Hall’s                                         entrance gate, we will still have a nine
                                                                            mile drive past herds of Texas longhorns and exotic game, for which
favorite country musicians. Bret sings his cowboy style gospel tunes
                                                                            the vast ranch is known, before we arrive at the chuckwagon, a work-
and accompanies The Gospel Silvertones, one of Austin’s newest and
                                                                            ing ranch dining room that is famous for its authentic Hill Country
uplifting Gospel groups. If we’re lucky, Buckner Fanning, known for         cooking and Texas style hospitality. At the chuckwagon, we will enjoy
his evangelical work and inspiring messages, will be a featured special     a hearty family style lunch with the YO employees and ranch hands
guest at the program.                                                       before our tour begins.
     Your price includes motor coach transportation, entrance to                 After lunch, we will board Y O buses for a two-hour tour of the

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ranch. In addition to a substantial herd of Texas longhorn cattle, YO                                           this trip to the Bella Vista Ranch
Ranch is one of the southwest’s largest deer and exotic game preserves,                                         in Wimberley. You’ll enjoy a
with up to 58 species of wildlife including giraffes, herds of zebras,                                          detailed tour of a successful Texas
flocks of red necked ostriches from Africa, emus from Australia, oryx                                            Hill Country olive orchard and
with rapier like horns from Eastern Africa, South American rhea, bongo                                          discover the cultural, religious,
antelope from Central Africa, springbok from South Africa, water                                                and agricultural history of olives
buffalo from Asia, and blackbuck antelope from India to name just a                                             in Texas and throughout the world.
few. There are sizeable herds of all these exotic animals. For example,     You’ll get an overview of making olive oil, view the frantoio (olive
YO has more blackbuck than remain in their native habitat in India. In      mill) and then do a tasting of fresh olive oils. The tasting room also
addition to answering questions and giving detailed explanations of         includes 3 - 6 handcrafted wines, freshly made jams from fruit off the
everything we see, YO tour guides will get you up close and personal        ranch, and other gourmet foods. Many varieties of fruit and vegetables
with as many of these animals as possible, in many cases within feet        are grown on the ranch, and it should be flowering season, so it will be
of these marvelous creatures, which makes for great photo opportuni-        beautiful. There will be some walking involved in the orchard.
ties. The guides will also have tidbits for us to hand feed any giraffes         When we leave the ranch, we’ll go to The Olive Garden restaurant
or other similarly tame animals we encounter.                               for a lunch of unlimited salad, soup, bread, and non-alcoholic bever-
      Before leaving the ranch, we will tour the famous YO lodge            age. Maravilloso!
and see several historic buildings preserved on the ranch, including              Your price includes motor coach transportation, admission to the
an 1850s stagecoach stop, a Wells Fargo office from near Boerne, a           Bella Vista Ranch, tastings, and lunch at The Olive Garden.
pioneer cabin from near Fredericksburg, and a pioneer schoolhouse.               SEG. - Bobbi Heuss 869-0050
Overall, a great day in the beautiful Texas Hill Country.
      Your price includes motor coach transportation, tour admission                       Discover Austin: Austin City
to the YO ranch, and lunch at the YO chuckwagon.
      SEG - Hal Downey 864-0242
                                                                                           Limits and Ducks Tour
                                                                                           Day Trip: Friday, May 2, $45 pp
Ah, Italiano, y’all!                                                                       Depart VCPL at 9 a.m.; return by 4 p.m.
                                                                                  Austin is known as the “Live Music Capital of the World,” and
Wednesday, April 23, $36 pp, Depart VCPL 9:15 a.m.;
                                                                            a large part of that reputation is due to the popular television show,
return 3:30 p.m.                                                            Austin City Limits, that has been in existence since 1974. It is filmed
    A little bit of Italy and a little bit of Texas are yours to enjoy on
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                       by KLRU-TV on the University of Texas cam-            scene and who will be able to give us much interesting, entertaining
                       pus and broadcast across the nation. Join us for      history.
                       a guided tour of the studio, including a short             We will return to Sun City by 4 p.m., in plenty of time for your
                       video of its history, and later enjoy a Ducks tour    usual evening activities. Your ticket price of $45 includes transpor-
                       of downtown Austin and Lake Austin. Between           tation, guides, and tours. We are taking only 29 passengers on this
                       tours, we will be taken for lunch, on your own, at    adventure, so hurry before this event sells out!
                       Threadgill’s, a restaurant which has had a long as-        SEG- Judy Hampleman, 864-7218
                       sociation with up and coming Austin musicians,
such as Janis Joplin, and is known as an Austin landmark with great
atmosphere and delicious Southern-comfort, uniquely-Austin food.
     The Austin City Limits studio tells us that we have an 80% chance
                                                                                                                              Tired of
of getting the tour, but will be “bumped” if they have a taping that day.                                                     cooking the
Therefore, our alternative adventure will be a guided walking tour of
the historic area of Congress Avenue and E. 6th Street. We will be
                                                                                                                              same old
guided by an expert from the Austin Visitors’ Center who will have                                                            things?
much interesting info to share about the elegant business houses from
1850-1940. In case of inclement weather, our expert will join us as a                                Sun City’s               Try some
“step-on” guide on the bus.
      Our Ducks tour will roll through downtown and include some of
                                                                                                       own                    new
the places that make Austin one of the greatest cities in the country,
                                                                                                     Cookbook!                recipes!
including the State Capitol, Governor’s Mansion, Bob Bullock Mu-
seum, and many other sites of interest before “splashing” into Lake                                                           Available at the
Austin for a Duck’s-eye, scenic view from the lake. Our Duck tour                                                               CA office
guide will entertain us with historical tidbits and interesting insights                                                       $15 each or
into what makes Austin unique. We will also be treated to some of the                                                              2/$25
sounds that give Austin its reputation as the music capital.
     In addition, a special guide from Sun City will accompany us
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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 publish volunteer oppor-
   tunities. 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 February and March
                 EVENTS                            garage sale crew, maintenance men, Life              Ah-choo!
                                                   Skills teachers and special project support.         Jim Bilbro took this snapshot of cedar
        AARP Heart Healthy Texas                   Call Rafaela at (512) 864-7755.                      berries. In Central Texas, December
                                                                                                        through February can be the most un-
      This free community wellness education               The Assistance League of                     comfortable time of year due to cedar
event will take place Saturday, Februry 23,                         Georgetown                          allergies.
from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Hilton Austin,             The Assistance League of Georgetown
500 4th St. in Austin. The program will in-        needs your help in our Thrift Shop located at
clude free blood pressure and other key heart      802 West University, Suite 112, Georgetown,
screenings, free buffet lunch, presentations       TX (halfway between I-35 HEB and Austin           medicines is done locally at our warehouse
on promoting heart health, preventing heart        Ave on the north side of the St.) Hours are:      facilities. These volunteer opportunities are
disease, and more. If enough people from Sun       Wed. & Sat. 10-2; Thurs & Fri 10-4. For more      not regularly scheduled, but are facilitated
City register, AARP will arrange transporta-       information on becoming involved and giving       through an emailed announcement. If you
tion. To register, call 512-480-2410.              back to your community, call 864-2542 and/or      would like to share in this volunteer op-
  Friends of the Library, Georgetown               to become a member 891-9595.                      portunity, please contact Brian Crowe at
      Friends of the Georgetown Public Li-                 Faith in Action Caregivers                brian@medico.org and ask to be included in
brary presents “Humor in the Hill Country,”              Georgetown needs volunteers to provide      this database. MEDICO Warehouse oppor-
by Ben Rehder, author of “Gun Shy,” on             transportation for Seniors who are no longer      tunities occur on average once every two to
Thursday, February 7, at 2 p.m. Ben, a mys-        able to drive to the doctor and other medical     three weeks. For further information, please
tery writer, will talk about his six comedic       appointments, grocery store, or other personal    be sure to visit our website at www.medico.
novels featuring Texas game warden John            errands. Please call Judy Bowman, volunteer       org or call Brian at 930-1893.
Marlin. The Hill Country Authors Series is         coordinator at 868-9544 for more information          Seton Medical Center Williamson
held in the Georgetown Public Library Com-         or to volunteer. A neighbor’s independence             Volunteers are needed for the new Seton
munity Rooms; tickets are $13 in advance,          depends on you.                                   Medical Center Williamson in eastern Round
and $15 at the door. Tickets may be purchased                Lone Star Circle of Care                Rock. Every department in the hospital re-
at Second-Hand Prose, located on the second                        Health Clinics                    quires volunteer staff. Come share your time
floor of the Georgetown Public Library or by              A number of volunteer opportunities in      and talents, make new friends, and be a part
calling Louise Beyer at 512-635-3447.              Round Rock and Georgetown are available           of the largest and only faith-based hospital in
       Georgetown Symphony Society                 at Lone Star Circle of Care, which operates       Williamson County. For more information,
      The Georgetown Symphony Society              health clinics for tens of thousands of our       please contact Debi Bankhead, Director of
presents internationally acclaimed Violinist       medically underserved neighbors. Opportuni-       Volunteer Services, at dbankhead@seton.org
Adele Anthony in recital Sunday, March 2, at       ties range from acting as a patient advocate to   or 324-4299. Complete an online volunteer
4 p.m., at the GHS Center for the Performing       assisting with administrative tasks and special   application at www.setonwilliamsonfdn.
Arts. (Pre-concert lecture at 3:15 in the Little   events. If you are interested in volunteering     org/volunteers.
Theatre.) Round-trip bus transportation is         or would like to fill out an application, please         Williamson County Historical
available for $2 with the bus leaving the          visit us online at http://www.lscctx.org/volun-            Museum and Courthouse
VCPL at 2:45 p.m. Individual tickets for this      teer.html. The next volunteer orientation will         The Williamson County Historical Mu-
concert are $25 for adults in Premium Seating,     be held on February 26 from 6 - 7:30 p.m.         seum is seeking volunteers to give tours in the
$20 for General Admission, $5 for students         If you have additional questions, please call     Museum as well as the newly restored 1910
in either section, and are available at the CA     512-868-1124 or email mserafine@lscctx.            Williamson County Courthouse. Session 1 of
office. For bus reservations or for more infor-     org.                                              the Museum volunteer training will be held on
mation, call the GSS office at 864-9591.                                MEDICO                        Saturday, February 2, 9 – 11 a.m. Session 2
                                                         MEDICO, an international humanitarian       will be offered on Tuesday, February 5, 8:30
 VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES                                                                             – 10:30 a.m.; Thursday, February 7, 1 – 3
                                                   service organization based in Georgetown,
     Annunciation Maternity Home                   provides outreaches of medical, optometric,       p.m.; and Saturday, February 9, 9 – 11 a.m.
     Annunciation Maternity Home offers a          and dental care professional teams to remote      Participants need only attend one of each of
new beginning for teens and women expe-            areas of Central America, where there is little   the sessions, and training materials are pro-
riencing a crisis pregnancy. This ministry is      or no access to health care.                      vided. Courthouse trainings will be scheduled
only possible with the generous contributions            Volunteers are needed to prepare, con-      for later in the month. For information or to
of our Volunteers. They serve joyously as          dense, and pack medicines into contain-           register, contact Mickie Ross at 943-1670 or
nursery workers, tutors, office staff, mentors,     ers which are flown in with the medical           mross@wilco.org.
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Interest Groups
                                                  are from the UK and would like to social-          Margie Swearingen at 864-0306 or Ed/Bettye
      Learning can be fun!                        ize with fellow Brits, please come and join        McCrary at 864-0471.
                                                  us. Anglophiles are also welcome! Con-
AARP “55 Alive” Driver                            tact Barbara Heer @ 864-9448, or email             German
Safety Program                                    BJHeer@suddenlink.net for information              Second Thursdays, Noon
Tuesday, February 12, and Thursday, Feb-          regarding time and location.                            Are you German or are you a Ger-
                                                                                                     man-American? If so, join us every second
ruary 14, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., MR 1/2          California                                         Thursday of the month at noon for lunch at
Purchase your $12 ticket at the CA office               Folks from California interested in
      The AARP Driver Safety Program is                                                              the City Café located in the new City Lights
                                                  joining monthly social group, call Sandy           Theater. For additional information, contact
the nation’s first and largest classroom driver    and Mark Arico at 868-0740 or sandyarico
improvement course.                                                                                  Eva at 864-0038 or Peter at 868-1496.
                                                  @suddenlink.net
      The eight-hour course is taught in two-                                                        Hadassah - SC Kadima
four hour sessions over two days and costs $12.   Attn: Corvette Owners                                  The group meets every other month. For
The course helps drivers refine existing skills         Are you interested in joining other Cor-
                                                                                                     more information about Hadassah, and times
and develop safe defensive driving techniques.    vette owners in a Sun City cruising group? We
                                                                                                     of meetings, call Lea Kraus at 512-869-7645, or
Both AARP members and non-members may             are in the process of forming an informal own-
                                                                                                     e-mail her at leakraus@suddenlink.net.
take the course. There are no tests.              ers group for cruising, fun, outings, and social
      Upon completion of the course graduates     activities. There will be no dues, no blues, no    Hawaii
MAY receive a discount on their automobile        Robert’s rules of order, just the enjoyment of            The Hawaii Group has been silent
insurance premiums. Please check with your        your ride with others of like-mind. If you are     over the past two months, taking a holiday
auto insurance carrier to see what discount, if   interested, please contact Kent and Susan Did-     breather. Behind the scenes, events are being
any, will apply.                                  riksen at 512-863-9206 or ksdidriksen@aol.         scheduled for 2008. In January, seven of its
      AARP courses do not qualify for ticket      com. Gotta Miata? Can’t sell your SL? All          members began hula lessons given by a private
dismissal in Texas unless you have previously     two-seaters are welcome.                           instructor from the Austin area. A big Thank
contacted the appropriate court and received                                                         You goes to Martha Toler for making all the
                                                  Cruisers                                           arrangements.
approval to take this course in place of a De-    http://www.sun-city-tx-clubs.org/
fensive Driving Course.                                                                                    The next get-together is being planned
                                                  motorcycle.htm                                     and will entail, what we call in Hawaii, a
      Remember to bring your driver’s license
and the ticket you purchased at the Community
                                                  Thursdays, 1 p.m., Rattle Snake Inn                “talk story” segment by one of its members
                                                       Have a motorcycle or scooter or dream         who knows much of Hawaii’s history. Plans
Association Office. For more information, con-
                                                  of having one? Join the Sun City Cruisers;         for this event are not completed as yet. We
tact John Hyde at jphhh@suddenlink.net
                                                  our very own motorcycle group meets at             are blessed to have a group who truly share
Friends of the Library                            Rattle Snake Inn on Thursdays at 1 p.m. for        the “ohana” (family) spirit, and for us to find
Friday, February 1, 9-11 a.m.                     fellowship, story swapping, discussions on         this in Sun City Texas is truly amazing. If you
     We frequently notice that there are hun-     bikes and accessories, and planning for future     desire information about our group, please
dreds of books missing from the library. We       group rides. All are welcome. Questions? Call      contact Karen Meredith-Lindholm at 686-
spend time and money to catalogue all the         Wayne Ware @ (512)863-2202 or e-mail at            1906 or e-mail hulagal98@hotmail.com.
books that have been donated. Please make         wayne@georgetown-texas.org.
sure that you bring every book back that you
                                                                                                     Hibernian
                                                  Cycling                                                  Anyone interested in forming a new club
take to read.                                     http://www.suncitytxcyclists.org                   for those with Irish ancestry (merely a drop of
                                                       The Sun City Tx Cyclists have rides           the pure will do) or those who are fascinated
             Just for Fun!                        from cruising around Sun City, casual rides in     with Irish history, song, literature, myth and
                                                  the beautiful countryside, to longer & faster      culture, please contact Ron Chalmers by e-
A&M Aggie Muster                                  rides over rarely traveled roads; plus out of      mail at rmchalmers@aol.com. If you do not
     The annual Sun City Texas A&M Aggie          town cycling adventures. New club member           have e-mail access, phone Ron at 863-0951.
Muster will be held on Monday, April 21, in       orientation rides are Saturday mornings and
the Activity Center Atrium. Please mark your      Monday mornings. For more info on our many         Illinois
calendar and plan to attend this event. For       ride options, ride distances and pace of rides,         If you have ever lived in Illinois
additional information and questions, please      please visit our web site.                         and would like to be a member and join
contact Ken Gerber at (512) 868-8839 or E-                                                           us – contact Charlene Kovarik (email:
mail [kengerber@yahoo.com].                       Darts                                              illinoisclubsctx@verizon.net or call 869-
                                                  Thursdays, 7 p.m., AC                              5952) for all the details.
African/African-American Women                         Please give me a call if you are interested
     Sun City women of African and African-       in the fun and fellowship of playing darts.        Indiana
American descent meet monthly in an informal,     Contact Bob Schroeder at 868-5040.                 Second Fridays, 6:45 p.m., AC
friendly, and fun gathering to connect with one                                                           The Sun City Indiana Club will play
another. For details about the “Ebony Ladies,”    Garland Groupies                                   Euchre on the second Friday of every month,
call Rae Gill at 868-8688 for details.                 If you previously lived in Garland,           in the Activities Center at 6:45 P.M. All Eu-
                                                  Texas, and are interested in fun and fellow-       chre players are welcome, even if you are not
Brits - Second Thursdays                          ship with others who have lived there, you         a Hoosier. If you are not yet a member of the
     The British Group meets monthly on           should become a member of the GARLAND              Games Chartered Club, it is $6 per person for
the second Thursday of each month. If you         GROUPIES. For information, call Charlie/           the remainder of the year.

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      If you have Euchre questions, con-           gift exchange on Monday, January 14, at The          are asked to join our group. For information,
tact: Louann Strahl, Euchre Chairperson,           Oaks.                                                call Dwight DeVille at 869-4774.
mikestrahl@suddenlink.net, 863-4740.                     If you have not already received informa-
                                                   tion about this event, please contact Candy          Wisconsin
Iowa                                               Raynie (braynie@gmail.com or 864-2954)               Monday, February 18, 5 p.m.
     The Iowa Club meets four times a year         to get on the mailing list for the Minnesota         The Loading Dock
for various social occasions. The next event       Club.                                                      Hey, Cheeseheads! Are you interested in
will be the Spring Potluck on April 21. If you                                                          socializing with other Sun City residents with
are an Iowan new to Sun City, contact Shirley      Mississippi                                          Wisconsin roots? Do you have ideas for new
Polich at Shirleyp2@suddenlink.net, or Roger            Calling all Mississippi folks to form a club.   activities like Packer Games at the local sports
Hansen at R-hansen@suddenlink.net                  Contact Bunny Petty at bbpetty@verizon.              bar, sheepshead, brewery tours, etc.? We’d
                                                   net (864-0683) or Mary Lou Harrington at
Italian Social and Cultural                        marylou10tx@aol.com (864-1949.
                                                                                                        like to take this opportunity to socialize, get
                                                                                                        to know each other, and get everyone’s ideas
Second Fridays, VFW Spaghetti Night
                                                   Nebraska                                             on how to make this a fun, active club.
     If you have Italian heritage, have lived in
                                                        We have over 150 members from Ne-                     We would like to plan our second in-
Italy, or just plain love Italy and everything
                                                   braska. We have at least two socials per year.       formal get-together over hamburgers at The
Italian, join us for the Italian Social and
                                                   Membership Chair: Chub Meeker, 819-0101,             Loading Dock in downtown Georgetown.
Cultural Club.Occasionally, we have other
                                                   chub1414@suddenlink.net. Social Chair: Al-           The Loading Dock is located at 708 South
outings and great potluck Bocce Sundays. If
                                                   ice Fisher, 864-7379, alicepeo@suddenlink.           Austin Avenue, 512-864-2100. Please come
you would like further information, or would
                                                   net.                                                 between 5 and 5:30 p.m. Since the Loading
like to be included in the notifications and
                                                                                                        Dock would like to accommodate our group,
reminders of events, contact Anne Scavella at      Pennsylvania                                         we will need to give them an estimated head-
863-0613 or ascavella@suddenlink.net                    Fellow Pennsylvanians, watch the Sun            count, so please RSVP by February 11 to Lu-
Latin/Hispanic                                     Rays for information on our next social. To get      cille at (512)745-6008 or tlhusar@suddenlink.
     Are you Latin or of Latin heritage or have    on email list, please send your email address to     net or Flo at floz@suddenlink.net. See you
for a number of years lived in Latin America?      Brenda Leisey at brendaleisey@suddenlink.            there!
If you would be interested in meeting with         net or call Marty Goodstein/864-0035.
others in Sun City to practice your Spanish
language, exchange cultural experiences in a       Robert Gilbert Livingston Chapter                                     Political
casual social setting, contact Fran at 930-8180    of the National Society, Daugh-
or LEFKOW60@aol.com                                ters of the American Revolution                      SC Democrats
                                                                                                        Sun City Democrats Meeting
Life Sciences                                      Second Thursdays, 9:30 a.m.                          Saturday, February 2, 9:30 a.m., SCB
First Saturdays, 9 a.m., City Market                    Our meetings are currently being held                Woodie Jones, a former top-rated judge
     Physicians, surgeons, dentists, veterinar-    in the homes of members in Sun City. The             on the Third Court of Appeals, will speak
ians and biologists, come meet for breakfast.      meetings are open to all women who can prove         to the group regarding “Financing Judicial
An informal gathering to keep in touch             their lineage to a patriot who gave service to       Elections.”
among those with careers in the Biological         the United States in the Revolutionary War.               SC Democrats meetings are free and open
Sciences. Call Bob Manning at 868-1371 for         Lineage researchers are available to help            to the public. Please call Mary Kay Pierson
information.                                       in researching and documenting ancestors.            at 864-9909 or Carol Flynn at 864-3544 for
                                                   For more information, please call Catharine          additional information.
Line Dancing                                       Browning at 864-7544.                                     The Sun City Democrats are having a
Thursdays, 4 p.m., Advanced, FC                    Runners/Joggers                                      Pumping for the Primary Party on February
Fridays, 2 p.m. Intermediate, FC                                                                        5. The event will be from 7 - 9 p.m. at the
                                                   Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, 7 a.m., FC
      Men and women . . . no partner necessary                                                          Sun City Oaks (formerly the Legacy Grill.)
                                                        All are invited to join. For information,
for line dancing! Lee Rutner, former RADIO                                                              The cost is $3 per person. Dessert, coffee and
                                                   call Bruce Brady (686-1453) or Dee Simmons
CITY ROCKETTE, teaches western, cha cha,                                                                tea will be served. You may also bring your
                                                   (868-9697.)
rumba, jazz, and chorus-line ditties! Come by                                                           own beverage.
                                                        Go to our website runhillcountry.
the Fitness Center desk to purchase your pass                                                                During the party, games, prizes, and fun
                                                   googlepages.com for more information
for as low as $2.60/class.                                                                              will be interspersed with helpful information
                                                   about our group and read about the Texas
Mentors and Tutors                                 Independence Relay. Also, you will see results       regarding the delegation process for the State
     The Sun City Mentors and Tutors Group         of race related accomplishments of Sun City          and National Democratic Conventions.
is looking for mentors and tutors to help sup-     residents, upcoming activities, and websites              Get ready for the primary election and
port GISD and Partners in Education. Pick          of interest to runners.                              precinct convention on March 4. Remember,
from 16 different schools, K through 12 , day           If anyone has an item of interest to be         early voting starts on February 19.
of the week and a time convenient to all. For      included on the website, please contact Dee               Sun City has several new voting pre-
additional information call George Wagner          Simmons (missysimmons@msn.com.)                      cincts. Please contact one of the following
- 864-0641 or wagywagy@suddenlink.net                                                                   for information relating to your new precinct
                                                   Texas                                                number and to determine who serves as your
Minnesota                                               The Born in Texas Group (BIT) wel-              precinct chair: Billie Reaney, precinct chair
    The Minnesota Club will be hosting a           comes all native Texans and their spouses;           396, 868-0098; Kay Walker, precinct chair
“January Thaw” luncheon and white elephant         those who are interested in fun and fellowship

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Interest Groups
381, 864-2874; or Craig Whitney, precinct          a certified National Service Officer working as     dinner at 6 p.m. All those who wish to bring
chair 399, 869-2690. The precinct chair for        a volunteer to help ex-POWs. WTJONES JR.,         up business matters, either old or new, should
precinct 395 has not been announced.               M.D.(retired) NSO Phone:512-869-8637.             contact President Keith Johnson within five
Georgetown Area                                                                                      days prior to the meeting. There will be no
Republican Women
                                                        Service Organizations                        other program at this meeting.
                                                                                                           We look forward to continuing the suc-
www.georgetownrepublicanwomen.org.                 Kiwanis Club of Sun City                          cess of previous years by building on them.
Wednesday, February 13, 11:30 a.m., SCB            Every Tuesday morning at 10 a.m., SCB             The club’s participation in the IHOP pancake
      The Georgetown Area Republican Wom-               Come visit us for a short business meet-     hospital fund raiser, the Red Poppy Festival,
en welcome Justice Dale Wainwright, Associ-        ing with entertaining and informative speakers    Shake the Bucket at the Wal-Mart Store, the
ate Justice of the Texas Supreme Court, as the     from around Central Texas. Our speakers for       14th Annual Gift of Life Golf Tournament and
guest speaker for their monthly luncheon.          February are:                                     the Christmas lighting project have all been
      Justice Dale Wainwright was elected to            February 5 - Bob Brinkman, Texas             very successful in raising funds for our Texas
the Supreme Court of Texas on November 5,          Historical Commission                             Hospitals. Also, we are continuing to build
2002, after serving as presiding judge of the           February 12 – Breakfast Meeting with         our membership and we need to continue this
334th Civil District Court in Harris County.       Andrew Shell, Williamson-Burnet County            effort. Each member is encouraged to help
He earned his law degree from the University       Opportunities Executive Director                  in all of these activities to the extent that is
of Chicago Law School, studied at the London            You’ll have to attend our meetings on        personally possible.
School of Economics and earned his under-          Febrary 19 and 26 to find out who will be                We have a good thing going, so let’s work
graduate degree from Howard University.            speaking on those days.                           together to make it even better.
      All Georgetown residents are invited to           Our new year is off to a great start, and          The members of the Shriners Club wish
this event. The cost of the luncheon is $15. For   promises to be a year of social involvement       to thank the members of this community for
reservations, contact Doris Brunner at 512-        along with a year of fundraising for Wil-         their generous response to the Christmas light-
868-5658 or email lkwm@aol.com. Checks             liamson County. All funds raised benefit the       ing project. We received a total of $8,550 in
may be written to GARW-PAC and mailed to           Kiwanis Foundation, and these funds are used      donations for the Shrine hospitals.
Treasurer, at 4500 Williams Drive, Suite 212-      to bring reading and books to the children of
PMB 267, Georgetown, TX 78628                      Williamson County as well as support for our
      All Republican women are invited to          three key clubs.                                                  Spiritual
join GARW. If you are interested in be-                 Information or questions, please call
coming a member, please contact GARW               Renee Jantzen, 512-818-8181.                      Congregation Havurah Shalom
Membership Chairman, Carolyn Killebrew at                                                            2nd and 4th Fridays, 7:30 p.m., ACA
cmkillebrew@aol.com, call 868-1282, or visit       Rotary Club of Georgetown-Sun
                                                   City - Every Tuesday, Noon, SCB                   Bd Mtg Monday, February 4, 7 p.m., CR
the GARW website at www.garw.org.                                                                        For information, call President Howard
                                                        January began the process toward select-
Republican Club of Sun City                        ing two Jarrell High School sophomores or         Karlsberg, 863-7773, hk@suddenlink.net, or
Thursday, February 7, 6 p.m., SCB                  juniors to attend our Rotary Youth Leadership     Phyllis Vogel, 863-9352.
     Contact person: Pat McCaslin, 863-3150,                                                             February 8, Jewish Sabbath Services
                                                   Awards (RYLA) summer camp and confer-
pdmccas@verizon.net                                ence in Bastrop at the end of June. We will       with Oneg to follow. 7:30 p.m., ACA
     www.williamsoncountygop.org                                                                         February 22, Jewish Sabbath Services
                                                   identify two Jarrell students with leadership
     The meeting begins at 6 p.m. with the         skills to help them achieve their potential as    with Oneg to follow. 7:30 ACA
usual wine and snacks, dinner at 6:45 p.m.         high school leaders. This past year’s RYLA        Neighborhood Discussion
with the program following.                        leaders addressed our club on this year’s
     Our speaker will be Jana Duty, our                                                              Wednesday mornings, 10 a.m.
                                                   achievements and these leaders will be assist-         A discussion group for women interested
County Attorney. She will explain how her of-      ing in our efforts to identify and recruit this
fice serves the citizens of Williamson County                                                         in spirituality meets on Wednesday morn-
                                                   year’s candidates.                                ings at 10 a.m. at 103 Montley Trail. For
and interacts with other Williamson County                Information regarding Rotary Interna-
agencies. Jana has done a terrific job for us                                                         more information, call Mary Patricia Morris,
                                                   tional may be accessed on the web at www.         869-8761.
and is up for reelection this year. Come out       rotary.org. Should you have further interest
and show your support.                             in our Rotary Club, please contact one of our     Seeking Unitarians
     Cost of the meal is $15. Reservations         members or call the number below. We would             Everyone is welcome at our San Gabriel
should be made before noon on Friday,              love to have the opportunity to meet you          Unitarian Universalist Gathering, Friday, Feb-
February 1. Make your check payable to The              For additional information, call John        ruary 1, at 6:30 p.m. at the Activities Center
Republican Club of Sun City and mail it to         Miller at 863-0833.                               in Sun City. Our program speaker will be
Dave Conrad, 116 Wild Rose Dr., 78633. Your                                                          Farley Snell.
name tag will be waiting for you. Call Dave        Sun City Shriners                                      On Sunday, February 17, at the George-
at 864-0323 with reservation questions. New        Tuesday, February 19,                             town Library, the service will start at 1:15
members and visitors are welcome.                  5:30 p.m., County Seat Café                       p.m. Our guest speaker will be Ralph Forest,
Seeking Ex-POWs                                    Contact: Stan Brandenburg, 864-1678               who will be discussing the history of Uni-
     I am an ex-POW from Stalag Luft 1 at               The Sun City Shriners Club will hold         tarianism. For additional information, email
Barth, Germany, and I am looking for any ex-       its first stated business meeting of 2008 at       Roe Mackey, roemackey@verizon.net or call
POWs or their widows who need help in filing        the County Seat Café. The meeting will be         864-7948.
for benefits to which they may be entitled. I am    preceded by a social starting at 5:30 p.m. and

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                                        Seminars listed on these pages are paid advertisements.
                                                                                                                  Seminars
                                                                            • The keys to a properly diversified portfolio
                 Educational Seminars                                       • Which investment strategies best meet your financial objec-
                                                                               tives.
   An Introduction to Basic Interior Design                                     For anyone who simply wants the facts so they can become
                         Session I                                         better savers and investors, this educational breakfast is a must.
               Hosted by Martha Stelle ASID                                     A.G. Edwards is a division of Wachovia Securities, LLC.
      of Abbey’s Home Furnishings, Georgetown, Texas                       Member SIPC.
           Tuesday, February 5, 1:30 p.m. – The Oaks                                         Diversification Paradox
               Purchase your $1 ticket at the CA office                     “As a group, investors want to maintain lifestyles and meet finan-
     This four part series of seminars provides a rare opportunity         cial obligations regardless of market conditions.”
to learn and ask questions about decorating your home. Martha
Stelle, an ASID Interior Designer has over 12 years experience in
                                                                                         Tuesday, February 19, 5 p.m., Oak Room
                                                                                         Purchase your $1 ticket at the CA Office.
home design and decor.
                                                                                                  Limited to 20 people.
     The purpose of this series of seminars is for you to quickly
                                                                                 Join us for Wine and Hors D’Oeuvres from 5 - 6 p.m.
gain and retain valuable design and decorating principles that you
                                                                                     This will be a relaxing plus informative event.
can effortlessly use in decorating your home. You will become
                                                                                                      Presented by:
a decorating expert by your friends and neighbors with Abbey’s
                                                                               Georgetown Private Investment Team, Merrill Lynch
unique home furnishings added to what you already have.
                                                                            This presentation is specifically for households with investable
     The first of our series is an introduction to basic interior design.
                                                                                              assets greater than $250,000.
Learn how to avoid common decorating mistakes and knowing what
                                                                           You will learn how to:
to ask an interior designer.
                                                                           • Utilize modern portfolio theory in a practical way
     Upcoming monthly decorating seminar topics are
                                                                           • Create Tax Efficient Income
     • Color and Texture - learn about how color, texture, and light
                                                                           • Learn about Trusteed IRAs
affects the way your home looks to you
                                                                           • Protect and Grow your Assets in volatile markets
     • Furniture Design - learn furniture design and placement
     • Accessories – the best way to accent your home taking already          THE TRUTH ABOUT ESTATE PLANNING
existing design and making it brand new
                                                                                         WORKSHOP
                                                                                     Wednesday, February 20, 8:30 a.m., French Room
                                                                                        Purchase your $1 ticket at the CA office
                  Financial Seminars                                              Hosted by The Wiewel Law Firm, Presented by:
                                                                            Brad Wiewel, JD, Board Certified, Estate Planning and Probate
  Austin First Financial - Chicken and Chat!                                          Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization
         Wednesday, February 13, 6 p.m., French Room                                                     and
               Purchase your $1 ticket at the CA Office                          Doug Paul, JD, MBA, Director of Advanced Planning
     Join Scott Campbell of Austin First Financial for a catered                         Strategies at The Wiewel Law Firm
meal of Chicken in Pastry Bundles. Each bundle is packed with              LEARN THE TRUTH ABOUT:
white chicken meat, sautéed mushrooms, and cream cheese fill-               • WHO WILL CARE FOR ME IF I CAN’T DO IT?
ing – so good it should be illegal! Your meal will be served with          • ARE TRUSTS ALWAYS BETTER THAN WILLS?
vegetable rice, garden salad, and cold beer (or tea)!                      • DO OUT-OF-STATE DOCUMENTS WORK IN TEXAS?
     We will discuss new retirement planning concepts including:           • REMARRIAGE - PROTECTING YOUR ESTATE
The Perpetual Money Machine, The Fatal Flaw in Retirement Plans,           • DIVORCE-PROOFING YOUR KIDS’ INHERITANCE
TAX to TAX FREE, and The Protected Investor.                               • COMMUNITY PROPERTY & NEW TEXAS RESIDENTS
     This is a fun, casual event hosted by Sun City’s longest active       • ARE DEATH TAXES DEAD?
financial speaker – Scott Campbell. There will be a nice door prize         • HOW TO LAWSUIT PROTECT YOUR ASSETS
– someone will win $200 just for joining us for dinner!                    • IS YOUR ESTATE PLAN UP-TO-DATE?
     We expect a full room so come to the CA Office and purchase                 We look forward to seeing you there. Thanks!
your ticket early to reserve a seat!                                            For more information, call our Georgetown office at 869-
                                                                           1435. Our Georgetown office is located at 1618 Williams Drive
          Better Investment Strategies for                                 and meetings are by appointment only.
                  Today’s Retirees!                                                               NUTS n’ BOLTS
     Greg Bowden, Financial Consultant, A.G. Edwards                                               J. R. McCracken
         Tuesday, February 19, 8:30 a.m., French Room                                    Estate Conservation and Life Planning
              Purchase your $1 ticket at the CA Office                                Wednesday, February 27, 8:30 a.m., French Room
     Concerned that your investment portfolio might not meet your                         Purchase your $1 ticket at the CA Office
standard of living during your retirement years? Curious on how
you can enhance your income during retirement? Join us as we                              NO FOOD. NO FRILLS, JUST SOLID
discuss three major concerns of today’s retired investors.                            INFORMATION FOR THE SERIOUS-MINDED.
 • How to potentially achieve rising levels of income throughout                          J. R. McCracken, Attorney-at-Law,
   retirement                                                                                    Financial Seminars continued on next page

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                                                                          needs of women and maximizing sexual satisfaction is an undervalued
 CFP®, ChFC, CLU and CSA®, (Certified Senior Advisor)                      aspect of a couple’s sexual health.
            Invites you to a Nuts n’ Bolts seminar on                          Erectile Dysfunction (E.D.) affects over 30 million American
 • Wills vs. Living Trusts - Texas Probate, Estate Taxes                  men. Typically, 80% of E.D. cases have an underlying physical cause,
 • Elimination of Estate Tax - Pass the most property on to your          including; diabetes, hypertension or as a result of prostate surgery.
   children or grandchildren or to your favorite charities                When other E.D. treatments (such as Viagra®, Levitra®, Cialis® or
 • Advance Medical Directives                                             injections) fail, many men don’t realize that there are other options.
                                                                               Dr. Mistry will be giving a seminar exploring ways to improve a
 • Long-Term Care Issues and Nursing Home Costs - How to
                                                                          couple’s sexual relationship on Thursday, February 21. Light refresh-
   pay for them
                                                                          ments will be served at 6 p.m. and the program will begin at 6:30 p.m.,
 • How to turn an unused asset into cash                                  in the Atrium Room
       Proudly Serving Sun City Residents For over 10 years
                       For more information,
 call 1-800-346-1960 or 830-997-1032, or e-mail jratty@ktc.com.
                                                                                                Travel Seminars
                                                                                                Travel Associates
                     Health Seminars                                                      Tuesday, February 5, 10 a.m., ACA
                                                                                             Get your $1 ticket at the CA office
    Reignite The Flame: Understanding and                                                      Hosted by Bob & Nancy Stine
      Improving Couples’ Sexual Health                                         Friends and Family are welcome from anywhere!
                                                                          Join us to preview our exciting 2009 Tours
             Thursday, February 21, 6 p.m., ACA                           February – Australia, New Zealand and Fiji
                  Get your $1 ticket at the CA office.
                                                                          March – Northern Mexico and the Copper Canyon
     Improving sexual satisfaction is a journey that couples must take
                                                                          March – Spring in Big Bend
together. Dr. Sandeep Mistry, a urologist specializing in the treatment
                                                                          April – Charleston/Savannah/Golden Isles of Georgia
of male and female sexual dysfunction, is offering a seminar on medical
                                                                          June – Canadian Maritimes and Coastal New England
and drug-free treatment options for various sexual problems.
                                                                          2008 Tours
     As many as 4 in 10 women experience sexual dysfunction as it
                                                                          Natchez, Mississippi Spring Pilgrimage (Mar 11-14)
relates to desire, satisfaction and sexual health. Understanding the
                                                                          Michigan Holland Tulip Festival & Niagara Falls (May 8-16)
                                                                          South Dakota, Mt. Rushmore and Yellowstone (Sept 10 – 17)
                                                                          Canadian Rockies Getaway (Oct 1- 10)
                                                                          Ozark Mountain Christmas in Branson, Missouri (Nov 8-14)
                                                                          Christmas in Disney World (Dec 6 – 12)
                                                                          2009 Tournament of Roses Parade & Tour (Dec 27-Jan 2)
                                                                          Michigan Holland Tulip Festival & Niagara Falls (May 8-16)
                                                                          Henry Ford Museum. Holland Tulip Festival. Mackinac Island. Grand
                                                                          Hotel. Frankenmuth. Niagara Falls. And much more!!
                                                                          Canadian Rockies Getaway (Oct 1 - 10)
                                                                               Seattle. Victoria. Butchart Gardens. Vancouver. Rocky Mountain
                                                                          Rail Tour (Vancouver to Jasper). Jasper Park Lodge. Columbia Ice
                                                                          Fields. Lake Louise. Banff Springs Hotel. And much more!!
                                                                               Please purchase your seminar ticket at the CA Office. Detailed
                                                                          itineraries on all above trips will be available at the seminar. If semi-
                                                                          nar tickets are sold-out or you can’t make the seminar, please call or
                                                                          email and we will send you detailed itineraries on any of the trips.
                                                                               Bob Stine, (512) 869-8629, or nstinemas5@aol.com
                                                                                     King Ranch Chicken Luncheon
                                                                                   Thursday, February 21, 11:30 am/Ball Room
                                                                                            Get your $1 ticket at the CA office.
                                                                                   Navigant Vacations & Regent Seven Seas Cruises
                                                                               Come One! Come All! Welcome Amy Wallace of Regent Seven
                                                                          Seas Cruises. As you may know, Regent Seven Seas Cruises offers four
                                                                          small to mid-size luxury ships in their fleet with superb six star ratings.
                                                                          Sail on the all-suite, all-balcony Seven Seas Voyager, (700) her sister
                                                                          ship the Seven Seas Mariner, (700) the all suite Seven Seas Navigator
                                                                          (490) and the French Polynesian Paul Gauguin. You are going to be
                                                                          amazed of all of the included thing items in the cruise fare. A hint:
                                                                          Gratuities, complimentary beverages & there’s more. We appreciate the
                                                                          business you have given us throughout the year and your attendance
                                                                          at our luncheons. Let’s get the new comers to Sun City come also so

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invite a guest. Remember; just call us for all of your vacation travel at
1-800-397-5713 in Austin We have FUN at Sun City so, grab a friend,
a new neighbor and be our guest on Thursday, February 21. Tickets
to the luncheon are available at the CA office for one dollar. See you
there! (300 tickets available)

 I have a theory about the human mind. A brain
 is a lot like a computer. It will only take so many
 facts, and then it will go on overload and blow up.
 If you can’t make it better, you can laugh at it.
 In two decades I’ve lost a total of 789 pounds. I
 should be hanging from a charm bracelet. ~ Erma Bombeck




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                                            REPAIR • INSTALLATION • SERVICE
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                                                                                                              ADDICTION COUNSELING/GROUPS                                              CRUISES
                                                                                                            • Addiction counseling for recovery, aftercare and    • Ed & Bettye McCrary invite you to sail on                 Classified Advertising Rates
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              NEW
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                                                                                                            relapse prevention. Group therapy available. Call     Holland America October 12, 2008. West Coast               IN THE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Up to 25 words:
                                                                                                            for group information. 27 years experience. Jim       Mexico and Sea of Cortez. Mexico Copper Canyon             1 SUN
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               – 3 month: $35 each month
                                                                                                            Wayland, Ph. D., 512-869-6400.                        by train optional shore excursion. Navigant Vaca-
                                                                                                                             ALTERATIONS                          tions, 1-800-397-5713.                                     RAYS!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             4 months: $133
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             8 months: $252
                                                                                                            • IN SUN CITY . . . “Sukui’s Sewing” 868-6817,                            FASHIONS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             12 months: $357 (15% Savings!)
                                                                                                            603 Farm Hill Dr. ALTERATIONS, sewing,                • FUN, FASHION, FLEXIBILITY!! - Contact
                                                                                                                                                                  me to learn more about WEEKENDERS - Your                   Plus $1 per word, per month for each word
                                                                                                            customized clothes, embroidery, pick-up available.                                                               over 25 words.
                                                                                                            Rush orders accepted. Cell 512-818-6380.              best choice for wardrobing and traveling solu-
                                                                                                                                                                  tions! All sizes. Call 869-8554. Email: lorraine.          For contract, email sondra.carlton@pulte.com
                                                                                                            • ALTERATIONS AND SEWING by Grandma                                                                                    and fax back to 864-1178 or mail to
                                                                                                            Mac. Near Sun City - Serenada Drive. Careful at-      wheeler@verizon.net                                           2 Texas Drive, Georgetown, Texas 78633
                                                                                                            tention to all sewing needs. Many years experience.              HANDYMAN SERVICES
                                                                                                            Rush orders accepted. 864-1521.                       • A Work of Art - Handyman Services, specializ-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Wooded lot with front and back porches. Call Clara
                                                                                                                      ALTERNATIVE HEALTH                          ing in window cleaning, power washing, interior &
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            414-573-8401 or claradugan@iglide.net.
                                                                                                            • Activate your self healing: Reduce stress,          exterior painting, artistic tree work & other services.
                                                                                                                                                                  Art - 925-2921                                                                HYPNOSIS
                                                                                                            promote relaxation. Nationally certified foot reflex-
                                                                                                                                                                  • I do it all, too many to mention. Fair prices.          • Hypnosis for stress, memory, recall, perfor-
                                                                                                            ologist, Bowen Therapist and Polarity Practitioner
                                                                                                                                                                  Always worked in Sun City. Call Randy, cell 512-          mance, pain management & self-confidence. 4-hr.
                                                                                                            will come to your home. Contact Ginny (Sun City
                                                                                                                                                                  736-3215 or 868-0779                                      group self-hypnosis training for 4 people.Jim Way-
                                                                                                            resident) at 512-240-4323 to schedule appointment
                                                                                                                                                                  • BG Home Repair 512-639-0890 (Bruce) Car-                land, Ph.D. 512-869-6400.
                                                                                                            or for more information.
                                                                                                                                                                  pentry, Post Repair, Painting, Window Cleaning,                              INSURANCE
                                                                                                                AUDIO/VIDEO/COMPUTER HELP
                                                                                                                                                                  Small Jobs OK, Crown Molding, Power Washing,              • Now is the time to review your health insurance
                                                                                                            • Quit struggling with your Audio/Video Sys-
                                                                                                                                                                  Yardwork, Furniture moving. www.bghomerepair.             programs with Sun City resident Ron Isgitt, who
                                                                                                            tem! Expert help available to hook up your
                                                                                                                                                                  com                                                       offers best rates available for Medicare Supplements,
                                                                                                            Surround Sound, Big Screen, DVDs, etc. Program
                                                                                                            Universal Remotes; Computerized Color Adjust-         • Texas Home Improvement - Carpentry (finish               Medicare Advantage, Part D, Health Insurance, Long
                                                                                                                                                                  and rough), Ceiling Fans & Light Fixtures, Paint-         Term Care, Life Insurance, and Annuities. Call 773-
                                                                                                            ment. 3+ years in Sun City. Neighborhood Tech
                                                                                                                                                                  ing (Int/Ext), General Repair 512-635-0278 Brad,          8412 or 763-1097.
                                                                                                            Services. (512) 251-5872, cell (512) 736-7540,
                                                                                                                                                                  Georgetown                                                • EVANS, EWAN AND BRADY INSURANCE
                                                                                                            dfn2109@sbcglobal.net
                                                                                                                                                                  • Handyman Services - Minor repairs, cleaning             AGENCY SINCE 1928. 512-869-1511. Tailored
                                                                                                            • Complete Computer Services. Mind Crafters,
                                                                                                                                                                  inside and out and painting. No job too small.            to your needs: Home, Auto, Health, Life. Carriers
                                                                                                            LLC, provides Laptop and Desktop repair. Virus
                                                                                                                                                                  Insured. Free estimates. Call Hartman Services at         include: Allstate, Travelers, Hartford, Central,
                                                                                                            and spyware removal. Wireless setup and many
                                                                                                                                                                  512-639-0332                                              Progressive, Kemper... and many more.
                                                                                                            more services. We make house calls. Call (512)
                                                                                                                                                                  •J & J Maintenance - residential and commercial,          • Since 1995 FIXED INDEXED ANNUITIES
                                                                                                            869-3015 or visit www.MindCrafters.com
                                                                                                                                                                  electrical, carpentry, plumbing, drywall, painting,       have provided owners tax-deferred growth, and
                                                                                                                   AUTOMOBILE PURCHASING                          HVAC. Bonded, Insured 512-966-1014                        ensured future income WITHOUT RISK. Contact
                                                                                                            • Buying a car a hassle? Retired car dealer/Sun                                                                 Jack Beckett, SC resident, beckett1958@aol.com,
                                                                                                            City resident will accompany you. 46 years in                               HEALTH
                                                                                                                                                                  • Janet LeBreton, YOUR Herbalife Independent              (512) 508-0649/868-3521.
                                                                                                            automobile business. Save big $$$$. References.                                                                 • Secure Horizons by United Healthcare now
                                                                                                            Joe 864-9999.                                         Distributor; Herbal nutrition, weight loss, skin care,
                                                                                                                                                                  254-793-4240, 888-246-3475, www.herbal-nutri-             available in Williamson County! AARP Medical
                                                                                                                             CLOCK REPAIR                                                                                   Supplement Plans also. Contact Michael Yasi, (512)
                                                                                                            • Hourglass Clock Repair, Tony Manning,               tion.net/davidjanet.
                                                                                                                                                                        HEATING/AIR CONDITIONING                            565-3839, michael.yasi@phs.com.
                                                                                                            owner - Howard Miller Service Representative.
                                                                                                            Antique and modern clocks. 23 years experience.       • Get ready for the cold! 10-point check-up only                        INTERIOR DESIGN
                                                                                                            Free estimates. House calls for Grandfather clocks.   $39 for our Sun City friends. 868-3500. American          • THE LONE ARRANGER- Room Makeovers
                                                                                                            819-0803.                                             Air. TACLB009009                                          using your existing items; help with colors & new
                                                                                                                                                                                   HELP WANTED                              furniture purchases. A Designer look at hourly rates.
                                                                                                                              COSMETICS                                                                                     References. M.J. HUNTER, 863-3597
                                                                                                            •MARYKAY INDEPENDENT SALES DIREC-                     • Catfish Parlour Georgetown is now hiring for
                                                                                                            TOR (SUN CITY RESIDENT), Call for Mary Kay            all positions at our new location, 4159 Williams Dr.                     LEGAL SERVICES
                                                                                                            Anti-Aging Skin Care Products & Mineral Pow-          Please call 931-2050 or stop by for an application.       • West Short & Associates, P.C., a downtown law
                                                                                                            der Foundation - Free facial - Color consultation.    • Now accepting applications for candidates to            firm. Visit us at www.gtownlaw.com or call us at
                                                                                                            Beverly Rogers, 512-864-3662. www.marykay.            work as Security Officers at prestigious office           864-3911 because great representation makes all
                                                                                                            com/brogers6                                          and retail centers in Austin. We encourage retired        the difference!
                                                                                                            • MARY KAY - FREE facial/computerized color           persons to apply. 512-340-1555.                                                MASSAGE
                                                                                                            makeover. Women and men anti-aging skin care                      HOME HEALTH CARE                              • A-a-a-h Massa-a-a-ge: Sun City resident serving
                                                                                                            products, color cosmetics, fragrances, holiday gift   • Certified Nursing Assistant seeking private              Sun City. Receive benefits of massage in your home.
                                                                                                            sets. Barbara Akers (Sun City) 868-8518, www.         duty in residential homes. CPR Certified, 30 years         Call Peggy Rouh, Licensed (#MT043519) Therapist
                                                                                                            marykay.com/bakers                                    experience. References available upon request. Cell       and Instructor, 630-6742.
                                                                                                            • MARY KAY Beauty Consultant - New look, new          1-512-496-3959, email wjkson@yahoo.com.                   • Perfect Touch Massage: Massage therapy done
                                                                                                            year - See our new anti-aging mineral products. Try                 HOUSE CLEANING                              in your home. Experience a relaxing Lomi-Lomi
                                                                                                            before you buy. Gift with purchase. Julie Lyons,      • Housecleaning Haters! Cleanliness Next to               or Swedish massage or ease sore muscles with
                                                                                                            864-7903/868-7903. www.julielyons@marykay.            Godliness is our Motto. Totally relax and trust           Reflexology or sports massage. Call Jonelle, 512-
                                                                                                            com.                                                  Kelly’s Cleaning Service. 25 years experience. Free       632-3259. License #MT042901
                                                                                                            • MARY KAY to enhance a woman’s beauty.               estimates. Call 512-694-6767. Competitive prices.                 NAILS, SPA, & THREADING
                                                                                                            Call me for free facial/makeover for a special oc-    • Cleaning and Sitter Service - Reasonable rates          • Grand Opening! Specializing in Threading (Ori-
                                                                                                            casion or to make every day special. Independent      and cheerful service. 18 years experience. Marie          ental technique to remove facial hair), Waxing, Solar,
                                                                                                            Beauty Consultant Jan Watson, 864-1352 or www.        Cochran 869-2614.                                         gel, Acrylics, Deluxe Spa Manicure, Pedicure for
                                                                                                            MaryKay.com/janwatson                                               HOUSE FOR RENT                              men, women. 20% off with ad. Free airbrush or
                                                                                                                                                                  • Fully furnished Sun City home for rent. 2               nail polish. 1102 S. Austin Ave., #104, Georgetown.
                                                                                                                                                                  Bedrooms, 2 baths, 3 TVs, linens, dishes, etc.            512-869-2256, Christine, Richard.

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                   PAINTING                                                            PSYCHOTHERAPY                                                                       TIRES
• Southern Painting - Free estimates. Interior and                        • Counseling for depression, anxiety, abandon-                           • Whitestone Tire Center - Major brands, auto/
exterior. Bonded and insured. Over 30,000 homes                           ment, grief, addictions, chronic pain management.                        truck. Free pick-up/delivery for golf cart tires/
painted in 18 years. Excellent references. $100 off                       Using psychotherapy, hypnosis, EMDR. 27 years                            wheels. Free flat repair/rotation with purchase. 1000
with ad. www.southernpainting.com, 716-1114                               experience. Jim Wayland, Ph.D., 512-869-6400.                            S. Austin Ave., Georgetown. 512-863-3336
           PERSONAL SERVICES                                                                                                                                        TREE SERVICE
• Need help getting settled into your new home?                                           REMODELING                                               • Jody’s Tree Service – We use sterilized blades and
I can unpack & organize your kitchen, bedroom,                            • TV Centers, cabinets in laundry room, book-                            proper pruning techniques. 24/7, Insured. Call 512-
garage & other rooms you may need to get settled.                         cases, computer desks, crown mold, shelving, etc.                        579-7876, or email jody@jodystreeservice.com
Call Deanie at (512) 587-4225, (888) 516-0188.                            Resident 10 years Sun City. Over 600 jobs. Our                           • MILLERS TREE SERVICE – Almost never
• Leave it to Laura: Shopping, running errands,                           design - your design. Jay’s Cabinets, 512-635-3459,                      underbid. Serving Sun City since opened. Trimming,
cooking, household help, companion/respite care.                          512-869-2654. There is a job near you.                                   removal, roof clearing. 869-1012, Georgetown.
Leave it to Laura to make life easier. References                                        SELF STORAGE                                              Insured.
and reasonable rates. 864-9415.                                           • Climatized Containers Self Storage - Tem-                                                UPHOLSTERY
• Will run errands, personal & home services,                             perature and humidity controlled sealed units.                           • AMAZING RECOVERY - Furniture re-uphol-
512-940-4403 or jaysconcierge@yahoo.com. Sun                              We offer better storage solutions! U-Haul rentals.                       stery, repairs, restyling. Custom cornice boards. 25
City resident.                                                            512-868-2000 www.containerpeople.com, 2000                               years experience. References. Free estimates. Sun
                 PET SITTING                                              Leander Street.                                                          City resident, Sue, 512-868-9480.
• Susan of “SUSAN’S TLC PET SITTING” Sun                                          SUN CITY HOME WANTED                                                       WALLPAPER HANGING
City resident, available to home sit your pets or                         • Want to buy Sun City home - Have sold midwest                          • PAPER DOLLS Wallpaper Hanging &
just your home. Insured and Bonded. Pets are fed,                         home. Prefer 1800 to 2400 sq. ft. w/backyard. email:                     Removal. Some painting. Shelly Carpenter Cell
exercised and given TLC. SusansTLCPetSit @aol.                            Lmyost@microlnk.com                                                      818-5518.
com or 512-785-3535                                                                       TAX SERVICE                                                          WINDOW CLEANING
• Pet and home care by Sun City resident to give a                        • Doyle Pendleton, Enrolled Agent, Certified                             • Biodegradable cleaners used. Treat your win-
customized total plan of care. Bonded and insured.                        Financial PlannerTM - Personal Tax Preparation, IRS                      dows and home to some “TLC” and improve your
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   Air Conditioning and Heating                          S. Thomas McDaniel, CPA........51                   Creative Home Redesign ...........82                    Live Oak Gottesman ..................92
   G&F Air/Heat ............................40           Scott & White Development ......40                  CR Window Coverings ..............44                  ReMax ........................................72
   Attorney                                             Stan Wheeler ..............................42       Diva Design Studio ....................63              Sun City Title .............................86
   Charles E. Lance ........................56           The Collector .............................21       Image Blinds ..............................44          Team Jantzen ............................83
   Patricia Brown & Assoc. ...........34                 Golf                                                Johnson Interiors ........................83           Remodeling
   Wiewel Law Firm .....................39                                                                   Kinsey Interiors..........................86           Bowman Construction ...............85
                                                         Capital Golf Cars .......................51
   Automotive                                                                                                More Space Place .......................71             Granite 4 Less ............................72
                                                         Fairway Golf Carts.....................50           Southern Shutters .......................43
   Central Texas Harley Davidson .. 49                                                                                                                              Granite Transformations ...........84
                                                         Golf on the Square ....................51
   Classic Automotive Group ........91                                                                       Insurance                                              Madera Framing, Inc ..................23
                                                         Hair Salon                                          Allstate, Doug Townsend...........40                   Pittsburgh Paint ..........................82
   Covert of Hutto .........................50
   Don Hewlett Chevrolet, Buick...38                     New Images ...............................13        Evans, Ewan & Brady ................25                 Rick Brock Painting ...................48
   Garlyn Shelton Olds, Cadillac ...49                   Home Interiors                                      Met Life .....................................62      Sherwin Williams.......................86
   Mac Haik ...................................86        Austin Window Fashions ...........35                State Farm, Bill Edmiston ..........48                 Skinner Screens..........................82
   Midas .........................................81     Barstool Co, The. .......................42         Landscape & Improvements                               Solartex ......................................48
   Volvo of Georgetown ................43                                                                    B&B Landscape .........................63              Restaurants
   Barber                                                                                                    Big Country Tree Experts ..........34                  Don Pedro’s ...............................43
   David’s Barber Shop ..................38                        focus on Health                           Central TX Tree Care.................81
                                                                                                             Double T Design ........................87
                                                                                                                                                                    Rattlesnake Inn...........................87
                                                                                                                                                                    Romeos ......................................40
   Carpet Cleaning
   Chem Dry ...................................86          NEW FEATURE                                       Star Kote ....................................34       Stone Canyon Cafe ....................63
                                                          Allen Chiropractic Neurology..... 60               Yard Builders .............................44          Retail
   Churches                                                                                                                                                         All American Mattress ...............38
   Andice Baptist Church ...............62                Central Texas EMS ..................56             Mailing Service
                                                          Family Medicine .....................60            PostNet .......................................29      Amish Furniture .........................49
   Worship Place ............................38                                                                                                                     Cardsmart ...................................34
                                                          Georgetown Dermatology. .......58                  Patios/Sun Rooms
   Computers/Phones/Cable                                                                                    Central Texas Screen & Shade ..39                      DVine Wine ...............................81
   Computer Problems?..................62                 Georgetown Diagnostic ...........58
                                                                                                             Infinity Exteriors ........................36           J. Stern........................................41
   NameBrand Computers..............36                    Georgetown Plastic Surgery ....58                                                                         Joni’s Unique Boutique..............39
                                                          Georgetown Urology ..............57                Lone Star Patio...........................84
   Electrician                                                                                               Nu-View Co. ..............................42           Quenan’s ....................................43
   In Charge Electrical ..................42              Hearing Tech ............................59                                                               Storage
                                                          Hill Country Eye Center ..........60               Russell Glass & Mirror ..............45
   Tom Norrell ...............................25                                                             Texas Sun and Shade .................39                A Place for Everything...............45
                                                          Janet Becker, Dermatology ......57                                                                        Above it All Storage ..................37
   Fences                                                                                                    Pest Control
                                                          Life Made Easy .......................57                                                                  Dream Garage Specialist............75
   Allied Fence ...............................83                                                            Kings Pest Control .....................13
                                                          Meridian Retirement Community ..57                                                                        Super Shelves of Texas ..............87
   Financial                                              Marketplace Smiles..................58             Allstate Pest Control .................36
   AG Edwards ...............................41                                                                                                                     Travel
                                                          Martin Audiology.......................2           Pet Care                                               Cruise Holidays..........................67
   Amanda McIntosh CPA .............75                                                                      Angel’s Doggie Daycare ............51
                                                          Rocky Hollow Lodge ...............61                                                                      Navigant Vacations ....................65
   Ameriprise Financial..................41                                                                  Loving Care Pet Sitting..............40
   Eleanor F. Van Arsdall, CPA.....48                     Scott & White ..........................80                                                               Seascape Vacations ....................67
                                                         Secure Horizons .......................73          Plumbing                                               Travel Associates .......................65
   Edward Jones, Michael Dosier ..82                                                                         Kinsey Plumbing........................43
   First Texas Bank ........................62            St. David’s Rehabilitation ........57                                                                     TV
                                                          Vitalogy....................................60     Real Estate                                            Sky Vision Satellite....................62
   Gary R. Brown, CPA, CMA ......63                                                                          Bette Self ...................................85
   Independent Bank ......................75              Douglas B. Willingham, D.D.S .....30
                                                                                                             Home Source Mortgage .............82


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                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Texas
                                               Governance Committees
                                        See page 5 for current month meeting information for these committees.
CHARTERED CLUB          COVENANTS                 FOOD & BEVERAGE           • Wayne Schulze           SPECIAL PROJECTS             C.O. Smith
(NON-SPORTS)            1st Wednesday             2nd Wednesday             Jim Wilhite               February 5, 2:30 p.m., CR    Jim Goza (SL)
1st Thursday 2 pm, AC   9 am, CR                  8 a.m., MR 1/2            Dave Young                Les Blumenthal               Karen Chapman*
Richard Ancy            Al Aufforth               Dan Barr                  Carol VanWassehnova (SL) • Kent Buikema                Paul Ohlenbusch (Consult)
• George Hampton        Ann Barry                 Dianna Facey              Fran Sanders*             Rex Davenport                Ken Finn (COG)
Wes Odell               Jack Evans                Frank Feist               Open**                    Kim Moran                    ASSISTED LIVING
Earl Rubenstein         • Barbara Hallmark        Elizabeth Horne           NOMINATING                James Rogan                  TASK FORCE
Marge Swearingen        Wayne Schulze             Kelly Lockhart            As needed.                Eva Siler                    3rd Friday
Barbara Woods           Joanie Shapiro            Betty Ann Preston         Jacque Bucho              Micki Wiesner                Lois Case
Dick Baker (SL)         Jim Wilhite               • Kay Riley               • Vic Figurelli           Jim Romine (SL)              Deanna Coward
Open*                   Carl Zimmerman (SL)       Jim Romine (SL)           Chuck Graham              David Johnson*               Ron Cowick
Open**                  Sharon Dunning*           Fred Heath*               Steve Soelberg            Open**                       • Mert Darling
COMMUNICATIONS          Kathy Shelby**            Open**                    Jack Stroobandt           SPORTS                       Nancy Greathouse
2nd Wednesday           ELECTIONS                 GOLF                      Jan Tribble               3rd Monday                   Betty Jukes
9:30 am, CR             As needed.                2nd Monday                Sally Winslow             2 p.m., CR                   Sandra Kienitz
• Gene Boley            Dorothy Carlyle           3 p.m., MR1               Ann Dodson (SL)           Robert (Bob) Culp            Stephen Tucker
Lois Case               Jackie Cuozzo             LaNell Bilbro             Clara McNamara*           Tom Holmquist
                                                                                                                                   MAINTAINED HOMES
Rex Davenport           Mary Margaret Heuertz     Ken Buford                Grace Townsend**          • Allan Lambert
                                                                                                                                   TASK FORCE
Bonita Kennedy          Louise (Tex) Horvath      Wilbur Chapman            PROPERTY &                Barbara McCrea
                                                                                                                                   1st Friday
Phyllis Moses           • Audrey McDonald         • John Graves             GROUNDS                   John Rutan
Les Rosenbaum           Jim Romine (SL)           Don Grider                2nd and 4th Tuesday       Jim Truho                    • Claire Donnelly, N24A
                                                                                                                                   Open, N24B2
Nancy Snow              Open*                     Donna Hixon               1:30 p.m., AC, MR 1/2     John Wood                    Roger Dennen, N33
Sondra Carlton (SL)     Open**                    Jim Hoverson              Reg Bessmer               Caroline Rosenbaum (SL)      Pat DuBose, N24B1
John Hopper*            FINANCE                   Jim Taylor                • Gene Facey              W.R. Helge*                  Mike Hammond, N24B1
Sandy Morrow**          4th Tuesday               Bob White                 Donald Imig               Open**                       Evelyn Vuicich, N30
COPS                    1 p.m., AC                Tom Hackney (SL)          Jim Knothe                WILDLIFE                     Rick Graeb, N14
1st Tuesday             (Some exceptions)         Terri Pender*             Bill Leisey               1st Wednesday,               Carol Belmont, N25
9:30 am, MR1                                                                                          3 p.m., ACR                  Patricia Waite, Classics
                        Rufus Barnes              Open**                    Richard Mee                                            Catrin DuBois (SL)
Harlan Hart             Ira Dolich                MODIFICATIONS             Jodi Salyers              Warren Bluntzer              Don Garbe (FL)
John Hopper             Alan Duncan               Every Thursday            Bill Wertzberger          Jim Chapman
• Michael Rosenberg     Don Garbe                 8:30 a.m., CR             Bob Young                 Richard Cryan                Key:
Pat Waite               John Mallory              (Some exceptions)         Tom Hackney (SL)          Gene Facey                   • Bold - Chairman
Larry Wood              John Phipps               Denis F. Adams            Marshall Pearlstein*      • Robert Fears               * Ex-officio
David Hahn (SL)         • Bill White              Georgia Hopper            Open**                    Gary A. Goldfeder            ** Alternate Ex-officio
Tom Kincheloe*          Ann Dodson (SL)           Howard Karlsberg                                    Jim Grier                    SL Staff Liason
Holly Moore**           Eva Siler*                Marcus Picker                                       Julia Miller
                                                                                                      Mary Peck
                                                     Neighborhood Reps
       Neighborhood 1/1B:                     Neighborhood 13:                   Neighborhood 24B2:                   Neighborhood 38:
   Grace Townsend - 868-8361                WR Helge - 863-7644                           Open                    Daniel Pennisi - 868-9831
A-Mike Hollingsworth - 949-395-8195        A-Jay Baker - 864-7186                        A-Open                   A-Kelly Smith - 869-6575
         Neighborhood 2:                      Neighborhood 14:                     Neighborhood 25:                    Neighborhood 41
      Ray Wright - 869-3350              David Johnson - 864-0986               Terri Pender - 864-2997           Sandy Morrow - 864-9367
 A-Joseph G. Schmid - 864-9692           A-Keith Miller - 864-1557             A - Jerry Bratz - 863-0878         A - Judy Duke - 864-3898
        Neighborhood 3:                       Neighborhood 15:                    Neighborhoods 26:                   Neighborhood 43:
    Fran Sanders - 868-2706              Jerry Wobrock - 868-5440               Earl Kilbride - 686-1360                        Open
A-Marshall Pearlstein - 868-8298        A-Kathleen Rutan - 863-7469                     A - Open                                Open
        Neighborhood 4:                  Neighborhood 16A/B/28:                    Neighborhood 27:                   Neighborhood 44:
     Holly Moore - 868-3794               John Hopper - 869-8295              Sharon Dunning - 863-7045            Rhoda Geene - 863-2953
  A-Carolyn Heald - 819-9484          A-Garnie McCormick - 868-4435         A-Suzann Patterson - 863-9363    A-Karen Shawhan - 201-543-9156
        Neighborhood 5:                Neighborhoods 16-3/17/18/22:                Neighborhood 30:                   Neighborhood 45:
     Tom Dargis - 864-7874                  Jim Hester - 868-1886          Shirley Westmoreland - 869-8019       Dennis Morgan - 863-4982
  A - Randy Lesseps - 869-1124           A-Tom Dodds - 639-0763              A-Karen Meredith-Lindholm          A - Dick Barbour - 868-3801
                                                                                        868-1906                      Neighborhood 46:
        Neighborhood 6:                       Neighborhood 19:
                                                                                   Neighborhood 31:                Mel Schuette - 240-5024
              Open                       Karen Chapman - 863-0636
                                                                                Ege Reichert - 868-1438       A-Durwood Crocker - 869-3098
             A-Open                   A - Lorraine Wheeler - 869-8554
                                                                              A - Kathy Jones - 868-9642             NREP OFFICERS:
        Neighborhood 7:                   Neighborhood 20/22/29:
                                                                                   Neighborhood 32:                Earl Kilbride - Chairman
    Rex Davenport - 869-8009              John Copelan - 864-7731                                                 ejkinsuncity@yahoo.com
                                                                                  Trudy & Fred Heath
     A-Dale Hart - 868-0751            A-Duane Hostetter - 868-8621                                                          686-1360
                                                                        trudyhea@yahoo.com/fredhea@yahoo.com
        Neighborhood 9:                       Neighborhood 21:                 A- Kathy Bobo - 934-3165            Dan Pennisi - Vice-Chair
              Open                         Dave Larsen - 863-9390                                                            868-9831
                                                                                   Neighborhood 33:             Clara McNamara - Secretary
 A - Tom Kincheloe - 868-8517           A- Jay Livaudais - 868-0301
                                                                               Marge Gurrola - 864-9717                      864-3678
        Neighborhood 10:                      Neighborhood 23:                A - Rosie Hearn - 869-3372      Nancy Snow - Communications
      Joan Hunt - 868-1612                Kathie Shelby - 864-3795
                                                                                   Neighborhood 34:                          868-0154
   A-Joyce Mosley - 869-5556          A-Billy & Carolyn Porr - 864-3848
                                                                                Craig Carver - 240-5545      Get your copy of the weekly NRep News from
       Neighborhood 11/8:                    Neighborhood 24A:             A - Nichole Hendricks - 240-5959   your NRep via E-mail or pick one up at the
       Eva Siler - 868-5236              Beverly Sutton - 864-9857                                           Fitness Center, Activities Center, Social Cen-
                                                                                   Neighborhood 35            ter Monitor Desk, Woodshop, City Market,
  A-John Henderson - 863-7877           A-Claire Donnelly - 868-2871
                                                                                          Open               1st Texas Bank or the CA office - or log on to:
     Neighborhood 12/37A:                   Neighborhood 24B1:                           A-Open                  www.sctxca.org under Neighborhoods
  Clara McNamara - 864-3678                         Open
                                                                                   Neighborhood 36:                   NREP MEETINGS:
   A-Ron Cowick - 864-3796                         A-Open                                                        3rd Wednesday each month
                                                                                          Open
                                                                                         A-Open                          10 a.m., Atrium

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