Sun Rays Published monthly for residents of Sun City Texas February 2008
our new advertisers!
Angel’s Doggie Daycare
Inside this issue: ReMax Centx
Serve your community - Be a volunteer! - Pages 6 & 7 Seascapes Vacations
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
2 February 2008 • Sun City Texas sdf www.sctxca.org
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
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
Neighborhood Reps Listing .................................... 90
News & Views ......................................................... 17
Seminars ....................... 79-81
Outside Vendor Educational, Finan-
cial, Health, and Travel seminars
Chartered Clubs offer programs open
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
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
Sondra Carlton, Editor Layout & Design, Emily Wallace
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 firstname.lastname@example.org (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
Sun City Texas • February 2008 3
Community Association (CA) Phones and Hours of Operation
CA WEB PORTAL: www.sctxca.org CA ADMINISTRATION OFFICE
ADMINISTRATION 2 Texas Drive
Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AND VICE PRESIDENT
Lobby Reception Desk - Main Number ......... 864-1200
Jim Romine .................864-1210 email@example.com CA Ofﬁce (Front Desk) ....................864-1220 or 1221
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT CA Fax ........................................................... 864-1178
Katie Sutton ............864-1256 firstname.lastname@example.org Gail Frias, Ofﬁce Manager .............................. 864-1253
DIRECTOR OF FINANCE For Ticket Information ......................864-1220 or 1221
Ann Dodson ................864-1203 email@example.com SOCIAL CENTER - 2 TEXAS DRIVE
ASSISTANT CONTROLLER Monday - Friday .............................. 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Amy Quattlebaum …864-1252 firstname.lastname@example.org Saturday - Sunday ............................ 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLES (BILLING QUESTIONS?) ACTIVITY CENTER - 1 TEXAS DRIVE
Learhea(la.ray)Grant 864-1229 email@example.com Front Desk Phone (unmanned) ...................... 864-1228
ACCOUNTS PAYABLES Monday - Friday ............................ 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Becky Smith 864-1206 firstname.lastname@example.org Saturday - Sunday ............................ 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
ACTIVITIES ASSISTANT (ROOM SCHEDULING) FITNESS CENTER - 2 TEXAS DRIVE - BLDG C
Cynthia Chapman....864-1211 email@example.com FRONT DESK: 864-1215
Monday - Friday ............................... 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
COMMUNICATIONS/ACTIVITIES Saturday ........................................... 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
CA MANAGER/SUN RAYS EDITOR Sunday .......................................... 10 :00 am - 6:00 pm
Sondra Carlton ............ 864-1202 firstname.lastname@example.org Outdoor Pool Summer Hours .........Open until 9:00 pm
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT (Sun Rays Layout/Design) FITNESS CENTER NEW RESIDENT ORIENTATION
Emily Wallace………864-1225 email@example.com Tuesday ............................................................ 6:45 pm
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT (Bulletin Boards, Craft Fair) Thursday .......................................................... 1:00 pm
Dick Baker (8-noon)864-1209 firstname.lastname@example.org Sunday ............................................................. 2:00 pm
No reservations needed, just come on over.
Larry Douglas (1-5pm) 864-1217 email@example.com LEGACY HILLS GOLF - 301 DEL WEBB BLVD
ACTIVITIES COORDINATOR WHITE WING GOLF - 151 DOVE HOLLOW
Teri Hurley..............864-1207 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com Golf Course ............................................ 7:00 am -Dusk
MAINTENANCE MANAGER Driving Range ................ 6:30 am - 1 hour prior to dusk
David Hahn ............864-1238 firstname.lastname@example.org First Tee Time ...................................................7:00 am
FACILITIES SUPERVISOR DIRECTOR OF MAINTENANCE
Jim Goza..............864-1232 email@example.com Gary Wilson .......... 864-0401 or firstname.lastname@example.org
SET-UP SUPERVISOR HEAD GOLF PROFESSIONAL
Sheree Simpson ....864-1224 email@example.com Bruno Ybarbo ......... 864-1241 or firstname.lastname@example.org
LANDSCAPE SUPERINTENDENT (COMMON AREAS) DIRECTOR OF GOLF
Catrin Dubois .........864-1239 email@example.com Neil Etter ...................864-1242 or firstname.lastname@example.org
CUSTOMER SERVICE TECHNICIANS (MAINTAINED HOMES) COMPUTER LAB
David Longacre 864-1223 N14A, 24A, 25, Classic MT email@example.com Hours vary ..................................................... 864-1176
Aaron Johnson 864-1231 N24B1, 24B2, 30, 33 firstname.lastname@example.org CATERING AND RESTAURANTS
COMMUNITY STANDARDS Catering by Mopsie .................................512-365-8962
COMMUNITY STANDARDS DIRECTOR email@example.com
Carl Zimmerman ........864-1251 firstname.lastname@example.org G&M Catering ........................................512-929-8305
COMMUNITY STANDARDS ASSISTANT (MODIFICATIONS QUESTIONS?) Little Big City Catering .................................. 257-3085
Carol VanWassehnova 864-1205 email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
FITNESS CENTER Snacks ‘N More .......................................512-257-3085
FRONT DESK…………864-1215 email@example.com
FITNESS DIRECTOR Sparky’s Restaurant ......................................... 863-6200
Caroline Rosenbaum ...864-1213 firstname.lastname@example.org
Sun City Amigos ............................................. 864-0111
FITNESS COORDINATOR email@example.com
Don Elgin ...............864-1194 firstname.lastname@example.org Wildﬁre Catering ............................................ 869-3473
Rick Dean ...............864-1214 email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
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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Governance Committee Meetings
See page 90 for list of Committee members
See Directory for description of duties for each committee.
• 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
• 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 • email@example.com
Your driver’s license Brent Baker, Treasurer
If you purchased a new home: How we communicate 512-231-7725 • firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration Form, Settlement Statement Information: Shannon Barksdale, Vice President
or Closing Statement www.sctxca.org - continuous
Sun Rays - monthly 512-231-7717 • email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
Social Ctr. Ballroom, 2 Texas Drive
8:45 a.m., Social Center Ballroom
Sun City Texas • February 2008 5
Here’s a Chance To Serve Your
Let’s Communicate! Community: Apply For Appointment on
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
how to contact them.
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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
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
Sun City Texas • February 2008 7
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 email@example.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
8 February 2008 • Sun City Texas sdf www.sctxca.org
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com or
dealt with last year will be put in effect next month. We will apply Aaron.firstname.lastname@example.org - 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.
Sun City Texas • February 2008 9
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
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,
10 February 2008 • Sun City Texas sdf www.sctxca.org
• 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 email@example.com. 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
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.
Sun City Texas • February 2008 11
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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Web Portal MI-ME’S
104 Western Trail (Behind Domino’s Pizza)
Men’s Haircut - $11
Answers to common
questions about the
Women’s Haircut - $18 Call Karen Gaida
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)
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://
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.
Blank password request forms are also available at the Communica-
Q What if I have forgotten my password?
Larry Douglas can be reached at 864-1217 or
A. Please do the following:
1. Go to the Sun City web portal (www.sctxca.org). www.sctxca.org
Sun City Texas • February 2008 13
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.
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.
14 February 2008 • Sun City Texas sdf www.sctxca.org
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
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
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.
Sun City Texas • February 2008 15
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
every Monday and Rohi Emran
Cameraman, Video Editor
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:
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.
Sun City Texas • February 2008 17
Go Eagles Go!
Sun City Eagles Boosters -
Fun and fellowship while supporting high school athletes
By Barbara Mabray
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-
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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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,
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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Sun City Texas • February 2008 19
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: email@example.com 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.
• 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,
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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stay busy all
Club membership forms and additional
information are available at class sessions.
Dance and Drill
Sun City Georgettes: Contact: Ann
Foley, 864-3484, for
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,
“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
Sun City Texas • February 2008 21
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
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,
Contact: Judith Harries, 868-1707, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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. email@example.com.
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- firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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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 email@example.com.
Hebrew—Conversational Hebrew is held weekly on Wednesdays
at the Activity Center Conference Room at 1 p.m. Contact Lea Kraus,
869-7645, or firstname.lastname@example.org
German-- Contact Carolyn McAndrew, 864-3400, or
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
Spanish—Contact Rich Haskell at 686-0562, or cahrdh@yahoo.
com. Our sub groups are:
Survivalist/Beginner—Contact Helen Taylor 868-9071 or
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 email@example.com.
Tuesday February 19, 1 p.m., ACA
Contact: President Dianna Facey, 819-9559, or e-mail
firstname.lastname@example.org 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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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 email@example.com.
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;
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
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, Club member and
email@example.com 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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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. email@example.com, 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, firstname.lastname@example.org. Sandusky, (512) 639-0913, email@example.com.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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, email@example.com.
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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. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Club website. Visit the Hunting and Fishing Club’s website at
www.sctxca.org for more details about any of our activities.
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
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!
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.
Tuesday, February 19, 2:30 p.m., SCB
Contact: Saunnie Box, President, at 863-0008 or e-mail:
Using Native Plants and Wildﬂowers to
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.
Continued on next page
Sun City Texas • February 2008 25
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 email@example.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
firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com
a special table set up for visitors & members so you won’t have to feel
Vice Pres., Don Pfannesnstiel - 868-1850 or firstname.lastname@example.org
like you’re “going alone” and will have other “newbie’s” to sit with
Secretary, Ed Bailey - 864-2680 or email@example.com
as well as meet our current members. Birthday Thursday: The last
Treasurer, Geoff Martin - 966-2001 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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
email@example.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):
firstname.lastname@example.org 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:email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.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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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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
Davis; Tournament - Donna Hixon, Norma Richardson, and Carol
Continued on next page
Frey; and Rules - Sue Davidson.
Sun City Texas • February 2008 29
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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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Kim Moran at email@example.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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
Sun City Texas • February 2008 31
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
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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Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Friends of the
These February Chartered Club Library
programs are open to everyone: 9 am, Sun City Democrats
Maintained Homes TF 9:30 am, SCB
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,
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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Pro Shop 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
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
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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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
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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Health Seminars other than CA sponsored
seminars are listed on page 80.
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org] or Phone
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 (email@example.com) or John Fenoglio
firstname.lastname@example.org 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
900 Round Rock, Ave., Suite 206
(In Round Rock, on Hwy 620, 1 block west of IH-35)
We proudly provide:
Speech and Language Therapy
Call us or stop by for more information.
St. David’s Rehabilitation
at Sun City
The Market Place
400 Del Webb Blvd. Suite 105
Georgetown, TX 78628
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Watch for these upcoming fairs
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
leading scorers on
the 1958 Belton
Wilbanks and Mr.
Inman, pictured 50
years later in Sun
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Proposed New Andice Baptist Church
A Growing Family Church
For You and Yours!
Turn right on HWY 2338
(Williams Drive) and take a short
drive to Andice. Turn left and we
are on the right.
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Worship 10:55 a.m. & 6 p.m.
Bible Study Wed. 7 p.m.
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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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Durango, Mesa Verde National Park, Royal Gorge Railroad, Colorado Join us February 5, 10 am, ACA for our 2008-09 Seminar
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Travel Associates Group Tours 2008
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
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
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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
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.
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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)
Austin, TX, all taxes and fees, hotel accommodations on land, included Continued on next page
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Cruises • Outings
Continued from previous page Tinajas
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
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 email@example.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 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
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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
Continued on next page
Sun City Texas • February 2008 71
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
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
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
the places that make Austin one of the greatest cities in the country,
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
on this trip, one who has had a long afﬁliation with the Austin music
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Sun City Texas • February 2008 73
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, with copy to Nancy Snow, Edi-
tor, at email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
teams. The preparation and packing of these
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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.
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 email@example.com.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com.
books that have been donated. Please make firstname.lastname@example.org.
sure that you bring every book back that you
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 email@example.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 [firstname.lastname@example.org]. Darts email@example.com 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.
firstname.lastname@example.org, 863-4740. If you have not already received informa-
tion about this event, please contact Candy Wisconsin
Iowa Raynie (email@example.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 Rfirstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.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
firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com 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
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org.) cincts. Please contact one of the following
- 864-0641 or email@example.com 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
Sun City Texas • February 2008 77
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
email@example.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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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-
email@example.com 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, firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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• Protect and Grow your Assets in volatile markets
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Proudly Serving Sun City Residents For over 10 years
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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
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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
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As many as 4 in 10 women experience sexual dysfunction as it
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relates to desire, satisfaction and sexual health. Understanding the
Michigan Holland Tulip Festival & Niagara Falls (May 8-16)
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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!!
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Seattle. Victoria. Butchart Gardens. Vancouver. Rocky Mountain
Rail Tour (Vancouver to Jasper). Jasper Park Lodge. Columbia Ice
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nar tickets are sold-out or you can’t make the seminar, please call or
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Bob Stine, (512) 869-8629, or firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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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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LONE STAR PATIO
(800) 471-1878 “The Patio Specialists” (512) 251-3732
Glass & Screen Patio Enclosures, Shade Arbors in wood or aluminum,
Patio Covers, Custom Decks, Window Awnings, Concrete Patio Extensions
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0 Interest free estimate.
for twelve months
or 10% off any job. lonestarpatio.com
*with approved credit
We ﬁle all permits
Wide variety of brands
Guaranteed price quotes
Excellent local references
Member of the Better Business Bureau We accept Mastercard and Visa
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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
• Classiﬁeds • Classiﬁeds • Classiﬁeds • Classiﬁeds • Classiﬁeds • Classiﬁeds • Classiﬁeds • Classiﬁeds •
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 email@example.com
• ALTERATIONS AND SEWING by Grandma and fax back to 864-1178 or mail to
Mac. Near Sun City - Serenada Drive. Careful at- firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
• 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
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
• 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, firstname.lastname@example.org,
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, email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org. • 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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
Call ALICE: 639-4870, www.yourpetsit.com Representation. Sun City resident, will pick-up and view. Call Ron at Stay Brite Window at 876-9579.
• There’s a new nanny in town! Professional pet- deliver. 512-506-9777. Insured.
sitting by The Pet Nanny, Shawn Gunnin. For more • Hawaiian Tax Service has moved to Sun City! • FREE - FAST ESTIMATES 12 Years Experi-
information, go to www.georgetownpetnanny.com, Professional tax preparation. Sun City discount ence; Top Quality work Guaranteed Affordable
or contact email@example.com or 966-1439. prices with the aloha spirit. Call Bill McMillian at Prices. Paul and Shawn Watson: Owners-Operators
Insured, with references. 512-529-8422. Clearview Window Cleaning 512-699-6006
Sun Rays Index of Advertisers Denotes new advertiser
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
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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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
Rex Davenport Mary Margaret Heuertz Ken Buford Grace Townsend** • Allan Lambert
Bonita Kennedy Louise (Tex) Horvath Wilbur Chapman PROPERTY & Barbara McCrea
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Trudy & Fred Heath
A-Dale Hart - 868-0751 A-Duane Hostetter - 868-8621 686-1360
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
A-Open 10 a.m., Atrium
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