Published monthly for residents of Sun City Texas December 2007
Check out our
Creative Home Redesign
Central Texas Harley Davidson
Edwin Watts Golf
See index, page 85
2 December 2007 • Sun City Texas sdf www.sctxca.org
Sun Rays December 2007
CA Activities .......................................................13-16 focus on Advertising
Holiday Entertainment, Dances, NASA Training Specialist,
Kyle Family Christmas, more...
Look who’s new this month in the Sun Rays!
Hate doing income taxes? Let Amanda McIntosh, CPA, assist you
Advertiser Index ...................................................... 85 with your tax and bookkeeping needs...
Around Georgetown ................................................ 70 Want a new look inside your home? Stephanie Flanagan of Creative
Georgetown Community non-proﬁt fundraising, charitable Home Redesign can help with interior and holiday decorating...
events, and volunteer opportunities listed here. Central Texas Harley Davidson is coming to Round Rock! Check
Arts and Crafts Calendar ........................................ 31 out the coupons they are offering... Don Pedro’s Mexican restau-
Activities and Club Calendars ............................44-45 rant offers a 10% discount to Sun City residents... Do your holiday
shopping at Edwin Watts Golf in Round Rock for the golf aﬁcio-
Classified Ads ....................................................84-85 nado on your list... The Marketplace II will open soon! See the Live
Chartered Clubs (by Alpha) ...............................19-30 Oak Gottesman ad in this issue... For printing needs and mailing
CA News ..............................................................6-11 holiday packages, depend on PostNet to get the job done right...
CA Phone Numbers .................................................. 4 See our Advertiser Index on page 85.
Community Standards ............................................ 12
Fitness Center News..........................................52-53
Golf News ...........................................................50-51 Sparky’s is open for
Governance Committee Members.......................... 86 lunch and dinner!
Health Focus ......................................................54-59 With Sparky’s and Snacks
Healthy Interests ..................................................... 54 ‘N More in full swing, Sun
Interest Groups ..................................................72-74 City residents can grab a bite
Neighborhood Reps Listing .................................... 86 without leaving the neighbor-
News & Views ......................................................... 13 hood.
Travel ........................ 60-67
Day Trips and Overnighters, Extended
Travel and Cruises, CA Travel Seminars
Vendor Seminars .................. 76
Educational, Financial, Health, and
Travel seminars Holiday Events
Kick back, relax, and enjoy
the holiday season in the
On our cover Ballroom with the Sweet
Wishing a happy holiday season to all
Adelines, the Sun City
Singers, the Performing Arts
Sun Rays Studio and more! Get in a
Published monthly by Sun City Texas Community Association holiday mood!
2 Texas Drive, Georgetown, Texas 78628-4500
Main Line 864-1200 • Fax Line 864-1178 13
Sondra Carlton, Editor Layout & Design, Emily Wallace
Article Deadline: 1st business day of month prior to month of issue. Elves of Sun City
CLASSIFIED Ads - Deadline: 10th of month, prior to month of
issue. Take a look at what the
DISPLAY Ads: call Richard Schroeder, Woodworkers are doing for
512-864-1204 or email@example.com (email preferred)
Deadline: 1st business day of month, prior to month of issue.
Toys for Tots, Blue Santa,
Notice: Sun City Texas Community Association (SCTCA), provides this publication The Caring Place, and
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
Shriners Hospital for Children.
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
and assumes no responsibillity or liability for the statements made in this publication.
Additional information regarding rates, deadline or policy and guidelines may be obtained
by contacting the Sun City Texas Community Association at 864-1202.
Sun City Texas • December 2007 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 firstname.lastname@example.org CA Ofﬁce (Front Desk) ....................864-1220 or 1221
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT CA Fax ........................................................... 864-1178
Katie Sutton ............864-1256 email@example.com Gail Frias, Ofﬁce Manager .............................. 864-1253
DIRECTOR OF FINANCE For Ticket Information ......................864-1220 or 1221
Ann Dodson ................864-1203 firstname.lastname@example.org SOCIAL CENTER - 2 TEXAS DRIVE
ASSISTANT CONTROLLER Monday - Friday .............................. 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Amy Quattlebaum …864-1252 email@example.com Saturday - Sunday ............................ 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLES (BILLING QUESTIONS?) ACTIVITY CENTER - 1 TEXAS DRIVE
Learhea(la.ray)Grant 864-1229 firstname.lastname@example.org Front Desk Phone (unmanned) ...................... 864-1228
ACCOUNTS PAYABLES Monday - Friday ............................ 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Becky Smith 864-1206 email@example.com Saturday - Sunday ............................ 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
ACTIVITIES ASSISTANT (ROOM SCHEDULING) FITNESS CENTER - 2 TEXAS DRIVE - BLDG C
Cynthia Chapman....864-1211 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com Outdoor Pool Summer Hours .........Open until 9:00 pm
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT (Sun Rays Layout/Design) FITNESS CENTER NEW RESIDENT ORIENTATION
Emily Wallace………864-1225 firstname.lastname@example.org Tuesday ............................................................ 6:45 pm
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT (Bulletin Boards, Craft Fair) Thursday .......................................................... 1:00 pm
Dick Baker (8-noon)864-1209 email@example.com Sunday ............................................................. 2:00 pm
No reservations needed, just come on over.
Larry Douglas (1-5pm) 864-1217 firstname.lastname@example.org LEGACY HILLS GOLF - 301 DEL WEBB BLVD
ACTIVITIES COORDINATOR WHITE WING GOLF - 151 DOVE HOLLOW
Teri Hurley..............864-1207 email@example.com OPEN EVERYDAY
Chelsea Automated Tee Time - 864-3901
FACILITIES MAINTENANCE/HOUSEKEEPING Legacy Hills Pro Shop ................................... 864-1222
DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS White Wing Pro Shop ..................................... 864-1244
Pro Shop ......................................... 6:30 am - 6:00 pm
Tom Hackney .............864-1208 firstname.lastname@example.org Golf Course ............................................ 7:00 am -Dusk
MAINTENANCE MANAGER Driving Range ................ 6:30 am - 1 hour prior to dusk
David Hahn ............864-1238 email@example.com First Tee Time ...................................................7:00 am
FACILITIES SUPERVISOR DIRECTOR OF MAINTENANCE
Jim Goza..............864-1232 firstname.lastname@example.org Gary Wilson .......... 864-0401 or email@example.com
SET-UP SUPERVISOR HEAD GOLF PROFESSIONAL
Sheree Simpson ....864-1224 firstname.lastname@example.org Bruno Ybarbo ......... 864-1241 or email@example.com
LANDSCAPE SUPERINTENDENT (COMMON AREAS) DIRECTOR OF GOLF
Catrin DuBois .........864-1239 firstname.lastname@example.org Neil Etter ...................864-1242 or email@example.com
CUSTOMER SERVICE TECHNICIANS (MAINTAINED HOMES) COMPUTER LAB
David Longacre 864-1223 N14A, 24A, 25, Classic MT firstname.lastname@example.org Hours vary ..................................................... 864-1176
Aaron Johnson 864-1231 N24B1, 24B2, 30, 33 email@example.com CATERING AND RESTAURANTS
COMMUNITY STANDARDS Catering by Mopsie .................................512-365-8962
COMMUNITY STANDARDS DIRECTOR firstname.lastname@example.org
Carl Zimmerman ........864-1251 email@example.com G&M Catering ........................................512-929-8305
COMMUNITY STANDARDS ASSISTANT (MODIFICATIONS QUESTIONS?) Little Big City Catering .................................. 257-3085
Carol VanWassehnova 864-1205 firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
FITNESS CENTER Snacks ‘N More .......................................512-257-3085
FRONT DESK…………864-1215 firstname.lastname@example.org
FITNESS DIRECTOR Sparky’s Restaurant ......................................... 863-6200
Caroline Rosenbaum ...864-1213 email@example.com
Sun City Amigos ............................................. 864-0111
FITNESS COORDINATOR firstname.lastname@example.org
Don Elgin ...............864-1194 email@example.com Wildﬁre Catering ............................................ 869-3473
Rick Dean ...............864-1214 firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
COPS/GREETERS OFFICE & COPS VEHICLES
Entry House at entrance to Sun City on Del Webb Blvd.
Ofﬁce: 819-9480 Vehicles: 868-7411 or 868-7412
EMERGENCIES related to the Community Association: 512-750-5418 Pulte/Del Webb Phone
(i.e. sprinkler gushing, problem at CA facility) or Call 911 depending on type of emergency. Sales/Model Park.......................... .............931-6900
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Governance Committee Meetings
See Directory for description of duties for each committee.
• Chartered Clubs (Non Sports) - Thursday, December 6, 2 p.m., AC Quarterly Update
• Communications - Wednesday, December 12, 9:30 a.m., CR to Residents
• COPs - Tuesday, December 4, 9:30 a.m., MR1
December 3, 9am, SCB
• Covenants - Wednesday, December 5, 9 a.m., CR
Community Association staff
• Elections - As Needed.
and contractors will be making a
• Finance - Tuesday, December 11, 1 p.m., AC, MR 3/4 presentation updating residents to
• Food & Beverage - December 6, 9 a.m., AC, MR 1/2, the goings-on within the
• Golf - Monday, December 10, 3 p.m., MR1 community and its operations.
• Modiﬁcations - Every Thursday, 8:30am - noon, CR (some exceptions) The presentation will be aired live
• Nominations - as needed. on Channel 79 for
• Property & Grounds - Tuesday, December 11, 1:30, AC, MR 1/2 your convenience.
• Special Projects - As needed Coffee, doughnuts and door
• Sports - Monday, December 17, 2 p.m., CR prizes will be provided!
• Wildlife - Wednesday, December 5, 3 p.m., ACR
Other Committees or Task Forces: CA Board Upcoming Workshop & Meeting
Workshops are held every month.
• Neighborhood Reps - Wednesday, December 19, 10 a.m., ACA Meetings are held every other month.
• Maintained Homes TF - Friday, December 7 and 21, 10 a.m., MR 3/4 The Board will not meet in December.
Workshop: January 10, 1-5 pm, ACA
Meeting: January 24, 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 • firstname.lastname@example.org
Your driver’s license Brent Baker, Treasurer
If you purchased a new home: How we communicate 512-231-7725 • email@example.com
Registration Form, Settlement Statement Information: Shannon Barksdale, Vice President
or Closing Statement www.sctxca.org - continuous
Sun Rays - monthly 512-231-7717 • firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
tion prior to using the Fitness Center CA Ofﬁce Front Desk - every day
CA Staff emails/phone - every day
Welcome! Direct Mail - as needed
Be sure to attend one of the Stan Willbanks
New Homeowner Orientations. New Homeowner Orientations 863-0248
Next one: Wednesday, January 16, 8:45 a.m. 3rd Wednesday of January, March,
May, July, September, November firstname.lastname@example.org
Social Ctr. Ballroom, 2 Texas Drive
8:45 a.m., Social Center Ballroom
Sun City Texas • December 2007 5
Let’s Resident Survey Results are in
Communicate! products, facilities, and services of the CA. Maintenance, Activities, Communications,
Jim Romine Again this year, we encouraged all residents Fitness, Golf, and Board of Directors.
Executive Director to complete the survey online and offered hard The CA received 2,222 completed sur-
copies at the CA Ofﬁce for those not wishing veys. The results of the survey are distributed
to complete the electronic way. The survey to CA management, staff, and the Board of
In November of 2007, the Community was a multi-paged instrument divided into Directors. This information will help the
Association (CA) distributed the Annual Resi- several sections that corresponded with the Board and management identify areas where
dent Satisfaction Survey to determine resident various departments of the CA. The speciﬁc the CA is performing well and areas where
satisfaction relative to the various programs, sections/departments were: Administration, the CA might look to make improvements.
In fact, the survey results will provide a
Outstanding Very Good Good Fair/Poor foundation or benchmark in developing an
action plan to improve the CA’s services and
Overall Fitness Center 32% 53% 14% 1% resident satisfaction in 2008.
I am pleased to report the results of the
Overall Activities 22% 54% 21% 3% survey, as they were quite positive. Overall,
95% of those responding were satisﬁed with
Overall Communications 21% 48% 25% 6% the services and facilities of the Community
Association, with 38.2 being “Very Satis-
Overall Golf Courses 11% 43% 37% 9% ﬁed,” and 57.5 being ”Mostly Satisﬁed.” The
remaining 4.3% were either “Mostly or Very
Overall Maintenance 19% 55% 22% 4% Dissatisﬁed.” The overall survey results for
the various departments or areas are shown
Overall Housekeeping 21% 55% 20% 4% at left.
It should be noted that staff took the time
Overall Common Areas 22% 46% 23% 9% to read all comments provided on indivudal
surveys. In closing, I want to thank those
Overall Board of Directors 8% 39% 39% 14% residents who took the time to complete
and return surveys and assure all residents
Overall Administration 13% 44% 34% 9% that the survey results and comments were
reviewed and considered and that the infor-
Overall Community Association 17% 51% 26% 6% mation will be used to help the CA improve
Holiday Closings As of Monday November 19, 2007 the Del Webb Administrative Services and
Customer Relations phone numbers will no longer be in operation, if you are in need of
Ofﬁce Closures Customer Service please follow the instructions below.
Monday, December 24, and
Tuesday, December 25
Golf Courses close at 3 p.m. on
December 24 and will be closed
all day December 25.
Warranty Service Request
Christmas Day Email: Mail - Attention Dispatch
WWW.Pulte.Com Pulte Homes L.P.
Tuesday, December 25 Follow Directions 10801-2 Mopac Expwy N. #400
New Years Day listed below Austin, Texas 78759
Tuesday, January 1
Directions for Submitting a Warranty Request.
Go to WWW.Pulte.Com
1) Once you are at Pulte.Com select “Living in your Home”
2) At the next page, select –“Warranty Service”
3) Be sure to select “Austin” as the area and enter “Sun City Texas” as the Community Name
4) Select – “Submit Service Request” and then “SEND NOW”
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sion of our need to plan for the future. Watch for further information
Board Member “Views” on a Sun City long-range plan. Feel free to contact me at the email
Byron Ranie address or phone number shown every month in the Sun Rays.
CA Board Resident Member Byron Raynie
Where Are We Headed? Friendly Parking Reminders
As we near the end of 2007 and look forward to 2008, it is time
to pause and ask: where are we headed? To help answer that question, If you park your vehicle overnight
we need a plan for our future at Sun City/Texas. in a Community Association parking
Need a plan lot, please park the vehicle in the back
In our 13th year as a community, we have grown to more than of the parking lot, allowing proximity
5,000 homes and have an array of great amenities. Sun City needs a parking to day-time trafﬁc.
plan to help us control our future, rather than have future events con- Please park two golf carts in
trol us. We do not need a voluminous 100-page document produced each parking space. Stagger the
by some expensive consultant; we need a summary plan that reﬂects carts in each space by allowing the cart on the left hand side to
the consensus of our diverse community viewpoints. It should not be be parked up against the concrete wheel stop. For instance, if
Developer-produced or staff-produced. It should be a resident plan. a vehicle is parked in a space with two golf carts to the left of a
Planning for what? vehicle, and the golf carts are staggered as described, driver side
Amenities – Most of us moved to Sun City/Texas because of the access is then granted to the driver of the vehicle on the right.
amenities. We need a plan to maintain the value of our amenities.
That does not mean paving our parking lots with gold; conversely, it
does not mean letting them degrade into dirt paths.
Dues & Fees – A second key reason for a plan is to develop a
Maintained A s you look out your
window, you can deﬁ-
future expectation for the cost of living here at Sun City. We need to Homes News nitely tell winter is here.
Most of the trees and shrubs
consider the option of outsourcing other functions in addition to golf, David Longacre
restaurants, and housekeeping. have lost their leaves and
Customer Service are preparing themselves
Governance – A third key aspect of our future involves the gover- Technician
nance and support structure. For example, our plan should address the for a long winter’s rest. For
Neighborhood Representative Organization (NRO). Some neighbor- the next several months,
hoods hardly utilize the NRO structure; others rely on it for a myriad the trees and plants will go through a “Dormancy” period. During
of communication, social, and problem-solving functions. Our plan this time, the metabolism of the plant slows down and conserves the
should address the future size, structure, and role of neighborhoods and energy it has built up. This is also true of the Bermuda grass in your
the NRO. Additionally, we need to focus on our governance committee front and back yards. The winter is also the time of the year when
structure. Do we have too many committees? Not enough? most of the perennials and the crepe myrtles will get a heavy prun-
Neighbors – Looking ahead several years, we will have many ing. Depending on our winter, the lawn and plants require very little
close neighbors: both commercial and residential. Sun City/Texas water – therefore, we hope to water only once a week. If we have a
needs a plan for how we will relate to the future environment, including wet winter, we will shut down the irrigation system until we feel it is
large nearby housing developments, commercial establishments along necessary to turn it back on.
Williams Drive, Reagan Boulevard, and Hwy #195, and trafﬁc through The winter is also a time to reﬂect on what was and what is to
Sun City and on the major roads adjacent to our community. come. During this past year, we have dealt with everything Mother
Additionally, we need a plan to facilitate effective coordination Nature had for us. To me, it seems like it was just yesterday when the
with the City of Georgetown, Williamson County, the state, and other whole city of Austin was shut down due to ice storms. After that, we
governmental entities. For example, after the 2010 census, the George- were dealing with the ﬂoods of 2007, which brought 19 inches of rain to
town City Council precincts will be redistricted. Sun City may get at Marble Falls in just a few hours. I guess we were fortunate that we did
least two Council seats. Our community needs to prepare for how we not have the extreme hot weather to which we are accustomed. Let’s
best make the outcome favorable to our political interests. just cross our ﬁngers that our winter is pretty mild. When spring arrives,
Openness – Once the Developer leaves, it will be the community’s we will evaluate what plants did not make it through the winter and do
responsibility to develop and enforce standards of openness and a spring plant replacement then. In the meantime, if you see any plant
transparency in our clubs, governance committees, and Community that needs replacing, please feel free to email david.longacre@pulte.
Association Board. We will need to transform to our own model of com or email@example.com.
transparency. We need a plan to ensure openness in our structure as I hope you have a blesssed holiday season, and I look forward
we assume full self-governance. to a great 2008.
What is next?
Before Sun City develops a plan, we need to come to a general December Scheduled Landscaping
consensus on where we should be going. We need to discuss these Maintenance for Maintained Homes
issues with our neighbors, evaluate alternative ideas, and ﬁnd possible
solutions that ﬁt our needs. In this effort, we should set aside the normal
One visit for mowing, edging and trimming
politics, refrain from hiring costly consultants, and resist the urge to Monthly irrigation check
assign this task to exclusive or secretive organizations. Weeding of bedded areas
Due to space constraints in this article, I can only initiate a discus-
Sun City Texas • December 2007 7
Special Projects Committee Openings home medals, and to those who got involved in some sort of sporting
leagues (tennis, softball, golf and others too numerous to mention).
By Kent Buikema, Special Projects Committee Chair
Good for you.
The Special Projects Committee (SPC) will have ﬁve slots which
As for the rest of you, I would like to say Happy Holidays, good
will come open on April 1, 2008. The SPC functions at the pleasure of
health, and I hope to see you on the links, at the tennis court, in the
the CA Board to advise the Board on projects assigned to it. The SPC
can also recommend to the CA Board projects that merit study. pool, playing horseshoes, or whatever makes you happy.
Residents who are interested may obtain an application at the CA Room Cancellations
ofﬁce or go to the web portal to the Nominating Committee link and By Cynthia Chapman, Room Scheduling
then to the link to the current committee application form. A reminder to all Sun City clubs and neighborhoods….If you have
Applications are due in the CA ofﬁce no later than January 11, a function scheduled on the Community Association’s calendar to use
2008. Applicants will be interviewed during the period February 19- any of our meeting facilities and it is cancelled, please call Cynthia
21, 2008. Chapman @ 864-1211 to guarantee cancellation of the room. In doing
The SPC is looking for residents: this, we will avoid unnecessary set ups for nonexistent events, provide
1. With a good knowledge of the Sun City Community, including more meeting spaces for other resident functions, and gain the potential
the CA Bylaws and the CC & Rs to rent out these rooms to bring in additional revenue.
2. With the ability to engage in open give-and-take discussions
3. Who can listen actively, seeking to understand CA Board Approves 24 Appointments to
4. With the ability to function as a member of a team and support
the decisions of the team Governance Committees
5. Who has a schedule that is ﬂexible and permits regular attendance By Vic Figurelli, Nominating Committee Chair
at meetings In an executive session on November 8, 2007, the Board ap-
6. Who can communicate via the Internet. proved appointments to 11 governance committees with vacant or
Remember, also, you must be a resident one year as of April 1, about-to-expire seats.
2008, to be eligible to serve. The following residents have been appointed:
If you have any questions, please contact Kent Buikema, SPC • Charter Clubs – Richard Ancy, Earl Rubenstein, Barbara Wood;
Chair, 868-1733, or Vic Figurelli, Nominating Committee Chair, all terms ending December 31, 2009
931-0108. • Communication –Bonita Kennedy, Phyllis Moses, Les Rosen-
baum; all terms ending December 31, 2009
Meeting Date Changes • COPS - Harlan Hart, unexpired term ending June 30, 2009; Pat
By Robert Fears, Wildlife Committee Chair Waite, term ending December 31, 2009
The Wildlife Management Committee has voted to change their • Covenants – Ann Barry; unexpired term ending December 31,
meeting dates from the 4th Wednesday of each month to the 1st 2008
Wednesday of each month. This new meeting schedule will avoid • Finance –Rufus Barnes, John Phipps; all terms ending December
conﬂicts with Thanksgiving and Christmas activities, and will allow 31, 2009
Committee members to meet in November and December. They will • Food & Beverage – Frank Feist, Elizabeth Horne; all terms end-
continue to meet from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on the designated days in ing December 31, 2009
Meeting Room 2 in the Activities Center. • Golf – Ken Buford, Don Grider, Jim Taylor; all terms ending
December 31, 2009
Open Letter to Sporting Residents • Property & Grounds – Jim Knothe, unexpired term ending De-
By Allan Lambert, Chair-Sports Committee cember 31, 2008; Bill Leisey, Bob Young, both terms ending
The year 2007 was a great year for sports at Sun City. With the December 31, 2009
growth of the new 2500 homes, we are moving closer to getting new • Special Projects – Kim Moran, James Rogan; both unexpired
amenities to include a ﬁtness center with pool, tennis courts, a third terms ending June 30, 2009
golf course, and more. We are anxiously awaiting all of these new • Sports – James Truho, term ending December 31, 2009; John
amenities. Wood, unexpired term ending December 31, 2008
We witnessed many more residents using the existing facilities and • Wildlife Management – Richard Cryan, term ending December 31,
some residents getting involved in some sort of sporting activity for the 2009; Jim Grier, unexpired term ending December 31, 2008
ﬁrst time in years. As our community gets older, I believe we will also Applicants ﬁlling unexpired terms will begin their service imme-
get healthier due to the proactive approach to health. This is largely due diately; all others begin on January 1, 2008.
to the positive atmosphere and friendly staff at the Fitness Center. If you Over half of the residents newly appointed have lived in Sun City
cannot ﬁnd something to do over there, then you are not looking hard for three years or less. The community should beneﬁt immensely
enough. We also have more people on the tennis courts and attending from the balance of fresh perspectives and experience with gov-
social tennis events than ever before. Free lessons are available when ernance in Sun City.
you join the tennis association and the instructors have been busy. As Please extend your congratulations to these people and support
you drive around, you have probably noticed more walkers, runners them in their service to the community.
and bikers than usual. There is something for everyone here.
As 2007 comes to a close, I would like to take this opportunity to Grandkids and golf carts don’t mix
thank everyone who has participated in some small measure toward Many grandchildren will be in our Community over the holidays,
getting you involved in sports and keeping you healthy. You know who and the temptation will be there to allow them to drive the golf cart. It is
you are, and my hat is off to you. Congratulations to all of the active against the law to allow them to do so. It is also extremely dangerous.
competitors who participated in the Texas Senior Games and brought So, please DO NOT let them get behind the wheel.
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Tell ‘em: “I saw your ad in the Sun Rays!” Canine Courtesy
By Lois Case, Chair - Communications Committee As most dog lovers know, nothing beats taking Fido or Fluffy for
a walk. The exercise is beneﬁcial to both you and your pet. Does Fido
go nuts when you grab that leash? Of course he does! Good pet owners
I hope you have been enjoying the new and improved Sun Rays
make sure their dogs get adequate exercise every day.
as much as I have. The Communications Department has done an
Along with being a good pet owner comes the responsibility of
excellent job in building a quality monthly magazine. One of the
being a good neighbor. No one wants to live next door to a dog who
factors contributing to its success is the enthusiastic response of our
is a nuisance to the neighborhood. Here are a few tips and pointers on
advertisers. Here’s where you come in. When you use the services
appropriate doggie decorum:
of one of our advertisers, be sure to tell them that you saw their ad in
the Sun Rays. That way, they’ll know that while they are supporting Leash Laws
us, we are supporting them. The City of Georgetown and Sun City have leash laws. This is for
While I’m at it, let me put in a plug for our up-and-coming web your protection, the protection of your neighbors and the safety of your
portal. It also contains a business directory where you can ﬁnd the pet. All pets must be on a leash when outside your home, whether you
resources you need. In addition, the portal can be used, to ﬁnd out are walking down the sidewalk, in the street, or on the hiking trails.
how other residents feel about the services they have used. Just log There are two places where the dog may be off leash – inside your
on to the portal, click on “Resident Forum,” “Categories,” and then home or inside your fenced back yard.
“Service Providers.” It’s a great way to exchange opinions about Watch out for those misdemeanors!
products with other residents. If your dog eliminates in someone else’s yard or on any public
property, you may be found guilty of a Class “C” misdemeanor if you
do not clean up after your pet. We’ve all had the unpleasant experi-
ence of accidently stepping in… well, you get the idea. Did you know
IMPORTANT MESSAGE it is also a Class “C” misdemeanor to fail to control odors due to the
You’ll notice the insert in this month’s Sun Rays “activity” of your dog?
regarding Homeowner’s Association (HOA) dues A word about excessive barking. You guessed it – it is also a Class
and Landscaped Maintained Homes (LMH) lawn- “C” misdemeanor to fail to control any loud, continual noise (barking)
if that noise disrupts the peace and
care dues. The insert serves both as a summary of quiet of the neighborhood.
the payment options for dues and member charges Share the love
as well as the payment option election form. If you Our pets offer us unconditional
have not already done so, please complete and love. Why not “share the love” by
turn in the form to the CA Front Desk no later than being a good neighbor and a respon-
sible pet owner? Your dog and your
December 15, 2007. neighbors will love you for it!
Chow Down, Y’all! opened with such a skilled culinary team.
We will continue to strive to be better. If you like us now, you’ll
Sparky’s now open for Lunch and Dinner love us in the future. Please feel free to send all comments and input
Sparky’s Restaurant at to me, the proprietor, Bill Cox, at firstname.lastname@example.org. I look
the White Wing Golf Course forward to hearing from you. Sparky’s phone: 863-6200.
is now open for Lunch from
11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and for Snacks ‘N More
Dinner from 4 p.m. until “Come for the snacks, stay for the more.”
we stop seating guests at 8 Open daily through the
p.m. In the future, we look winter, from 7:30 a.m. until 4
forward to staying open p.m., Snacks ‘N More is located
until 9 p.m. on Friday and adjacent to the Legacy Hills Pro
Saturday nights if there Shop. There are many breakfast
is enough demand for the and lunch choices and bever-
extended hours. ages at reasonable prices. Beer
At the time of this press release, the Bar construction is still not and wine are available to take
complete, but a limited wine and beer menu is available for our guests. with you. To order your lunch
The restaurant received its liquor license two weeks ago. to be ready as you make the
The staff and management of Sparky’s appreciate the support the turn, call 512-918-3663 (FOOD) and place your order. Don’t forget
community has shown its new eatery. The wait staff would like to thank to pick it up as you make the turn.
our guests for the generosity they have demonstrated as a reﬂection of Snacks ‘N More welcomes all residents, non-golfers as well as
their hard work. Word is getting around Georgetown that Sparky’s is golfers, to enjoy a snack on the patio adjacent to the building, on the
monetarily beneﬁcial for wait staff; this allows for increased interest patio at the Oaks, or for take-out. Use the facility often and ensure a
and higher caliber wait staff. The Kitchen staff is very happy with all long-term association with Sun City Texas. To contact Snacks ‘N More,
the positive feedback they have received. We are very fortunate to have phone 512-257-3085 or email email@example.com.
Sun City Texas • December 2007 9
SCTXCA Financial Information
As of October 31, 2007
The above is preliminary information subject to Finance Committee approval.
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Customer Relations MI-ME’S
104 Western Trail (Behind Domino’s Pizza)
Call Karen Gaida
Men’s Haircut - $11
The Christmas Holidays are arriving quickly. Everyone in
Women’s Haircut - $18
Customer Relations wishes all of you the best holiday season
ever! (Shampoo included.)
Perms & Color - $60 and up
The Customer Relations ofﬁce will be closed on December
24 and December 25. (Includes cut and style.)
Installing Fences - Property Pins Monday - Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Several people have mentioned that they have constructed a Offer good as walk-in or by appointment with Karen only.
fence and have had difﬁculty going around the existing sprinkler
heads. When Pulte installs a sprinkler system on a homesite that
does not have a fence or a fence planned, the sprinkler heads are Chanukah is not the Jewish version
placed as close to the property line as possible, usually about an Happy of Christmas. Although it is celebrated
inch or so in from the property line. When installing a wrought Chanukah! the same time of year, Chanukah com-
iron fence on your property, it will often line up on top of the memorates the physical and spiritual
sprinkler heads. victory of the Jews over the Greeks’
Please be sure to locate the property pins before you install possession of the Jewish Temple
a fence or do any work along your property line. Survey crews almost 2,200 years ago - the ﬁrst war
ever fought for religious freedom.
put the pins in and they are often covered with an inch or two Chanukah, or Hanukkah, is also
of dirt, but they are there. The pins are an important survey known as the Festival of Lights, since
instrument in determining exactly where a fence or any other the light of rededication in the Temple
structure should be placed. burned miraculously for eight days.
Sun City Texas • December 2007 11
Some of the top issues that your The key to a successful Modiﬁcation Committee submittal is
making sure the appropriate form B-1 or B-2 (for exterior painting) is
Community Standards Ofﬁce is completely ﬁlled out and has an original homeowner’s signature (copies
addressing are: or forged signatures are not accepted). Your submittal should include
Pets: Keep all pets on a leash when out- attachments such as pictures, ﬁnishes, colors, drawings, descriptions,
side of your home’s fenced yard. Please report dimensions, elevations, and/or any other information to help the Com-
any stray animals to the Community Standards mittee understand your project. Submit only one copy of the form and
Ofﬁce. each of the attachments to the CA Ofﬁce by the Tuesday Noon deadline.
Parking: Vehicles may not be parked in the The Modiﬁcation Committee meets every Thursday morning to review
street overnight. Vehicles must be parked either Carl Zimmerman the submittals, usually 75 to 80 per week. After that, the results are
in the resident’s driveway or garage. Commer- Dir. of Community prepared and sent to the homeowner on the following Monday and,
cial vehicles may not be parked overnight in the Standards normally, will reach your mailbox on Tuesday or Wednesday of that
Sun City Texas property. Resident vehicles with business or advertising week. If you follow these guidelines, there is a 7-10 day turn-around
placards may be parked in garages without removing the placards or from the time you submit your application.
parked on driveways with the placards removed. It is the homeowner’s responsibility to make sure an exterior
Exterior Painting: Residents must have Modiﬁcations Com- modiﬁcation to your residence has been submitted for, approved, and
mittee approval to paint their homes; this applies to changing the permits issued by the CA Modiﬁcation Committee. In addition, the
paint scheme of your home or repainting to your home’s current paint City of Georgetown requires a building permit that must be acquired
scheme. Please contact Carol Van Wassehnova at 864-1205 for help in at the city ofﬁces. They will grant you a permit after you submit the
determining your current paint colors if you can not ﬁnd that informa- permit received from the Modiﬁcation Committee.
tion in your home’s closing documents. The paint color information for If you have questions regarding your modiﬁcations submittal, call
your home that you may receive from the Del Webb/Pulte Customer Carol in the Community Standards ofﬁce at 864-1205.
Service may not be correct. Recently, a homeowner had to repaint their The Modiﬁcations Committee will not meet the week of Christ-
home because they did not have Modiﬁcations Committee approval and mas. They will meet the ﬁrst week of the New Year on Thursday,
the color information they obtained from Customer Service was not January 3, 2008.
correct. Save some time and expense - call Carol before you paint. Just a reminder as per the CA Design Guidelines: Tuesday,
Level III Areas: Level III areas are considered preserve or January 15th, is the deadline for outside Holiday decorations to be
native areas with environmentally sensitive recharge features or pro- removed.
vide habitat for endangered species. Residents are prohibited from Enjoy your home!
entering and from modifying Community Association-owned Level
III areas. Residents may not maintain or alter these areas in any way
without written approval of the Sun City Texas Community Associa-
tion Board of Directors. Dog walking is also prohibited in Level III C.O.P.s (Citizens on Patrol)
and Level IV areas. • Please remember to keep your garage door
Lighting: Exterior lighting can be a sensitive issue in Sun City. down when you are not around your area. It only
To achieve an appropriate balance, lighting should be adequate for takes a few minutes for someone to “snatch and
residents while preserving the dramatic nighttime sky. Residents run” with your belongings. COPs noticed 40
should minimize lighting within their yards. Use of glare shield, low garage doors open last month.
wattage bulbs, and concealed lighting is preferred. Residents are re- • COPs are in need of men and women to work at the COPs
minded that they must receive Modiﬁcations Committee approval for ofﬁce - Welcome Station - If interested, please call Mike Rosenberg
all home improvement projects involving exterior lighting. (COPs Chairman) 869-8679 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Home Improvement Projects: If the improvement you • The annual COPs banquet will be held in February 2008.
want to make is observable from outside your home—you must have Details will follow later.
Modiﬁcations Committee approval before you or your contractor • I would personally like to thank the COPs for doing an
start work. outstanding job with keeping the cars under control at the Grand
Please Don’t: Opening of the new model homes. The COPs were Johnny Guerro,
• Take sod, gravel, top soil or other items from homes under Robert Simmons, Joan Painter, Jan Martinson, Jack McCrosky,
construction. Theft is theft. Pat Hooper, and me, Larry Wood. Again, thanks for a job well
• Rummage through contractor vehicles or trailers. done.
• Hit golf balls on the recently installed sod on the Cowan Creek • While on patrol, the COPs have noticed people walking in
Golf Course. the streets where there is a sidewalk. Residents, please walk on
• Remove plants, mulch, or other items from Community As- the sidewalk, especially at night or early morning!
sociation common areas.
Carl Zimmerman may be reached at 864-1251 or Observations last month
email@example.com The COPs responded to a call regarding a deer caught in a
fence. One of the COPs volunteers was able to cover the deer’s
Key to a Successful Submittal eyes, straighten its leg, and push its head through the bars. This
By Carol VanWassehnova, Community Standards Assistant is not the ﬁrst deer rescue for “Cowboy,” and we do appreciate
You have decided to make some changes and ﬁgured out what you his efforts in helping rescue the deer. Good job, “Cowboy.”
want to do to the exterior of your property. The next step would be
to go to the web site www.sctxca.org and read the Design Guidelines – Larry Wood, COPs Vice Chairman
about the subject.
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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
December Focus: Associate Sondra Carlton
Our Sun City Shining Stars Producer Editor
December 3/4: December 17/18: Beverly Emran
SC Singers Concert Promo Sunshine Variety Show
PIE Mad Hatters Pattie Fludd, Cheryl Wills,
Jarrell Turoring Program Hunting and Fishing Club’s Ralph Salyers
SCARS Tournament Promo Producer’s Assistants
December 5 (Wed.): December 24/25: Have any ideas for interVIEWS?
“We are Sun City Texas” “We are Sun City Texas” Email us at:
December 10/11: December 31, January 1: firstname.lastname@example.org
Woodworkers Charitable “We are Sun City Texas”
Projects January 2 (Wed.): When you see this logo next to an event,
Quilters Charitable Projects “We are Sun City Texas” it means that event will be broadcast live on Channel 79.
News & Views sponsored by:
Sun City Events
Chisholm Trail Chorus; Sweet Adelines training experience started when she became a training instructor
teaching astronauts and mission controllers how to use the computer
International system for the International Space Station. She has held various
Sunday, December 2, 2.30 p.m., training positions since then, including a one year tour as the NASA
training coordinator in Star City, Russia, and the Training Manager
SCB, $10 pp for the ﬁrst crew to ﬂy on the International Space Station. Currently,
Celebrating their 25th Anniversary, she is the training specialist for the Astronaut Ofﬁce responsible for
Chisholm Trail Chorus of Sweet Adelines monitoring all training conducted for astronauts and cosmonauts.
International is a women’s a cappella chorus Speciﬁcally, she is responsible for making sure all astronauts receive
that is dedicated to presenting jazz vocals the proper training needed and for tracking the performance of all
and choreographed pop tunes with award- astronauts and cosmonauts.
winning harmony! The chorus, directed
by Carol Scherer, is comprised of Central
Texas women from Temple, Belton, Troy, Waco, China Springs,
The Grinch Grooves Georgetown –
Lott, Copperas Cove, Killeen, Harker Heights, Lometa, Bartlett, By Georgetown’s Performing Arts Studio Dance Troupe
Rogers, and Georgetown. Always a crowd pleaser! Be sure to get Saturday, December 8,
your tickets early. 2 p.m., SCB, $5 pp
This original script tells the
NASA Expedition 1 Integrated Trainer story of the Grinch coming to
Debbie Ramos Trainor, Astronaut Training Specialist Georgetown, the happiest place
he can ﬁnd, to try to ruin Christ-
Friday, December 7, 1:30 p.m., SCB, $5 pp
mas for everyone. Upon arrival,
Join us for coffee and cake and
a behind the scenes look with NASA he ﬁnds a town full of talented
Training Specialist Debbie Ramos children who love to sing and
Trainor! Debbie has worked at the dance throughout the holidays. Featuring the talented youngsters
NASA/Johnson Space Center for 22 from the Performing Arts Studio, this heartwarming musical is sure
years. For the past 14 years she has to put you in the holiday spirit and leave you thoroughly entertained.
been a part of the Mission Opera- Pre-show dances provided by Sun City’s Happy Tappers and Ladies
tions team working in the spaceﬂight on Tap. Come enjoy this hometown holiday special.
training program. Her spaceﬂight
Sun City Texas • December 2007 13
Sun City Events
It’s a Kyle Family
Saturday, December 22, 2 p.m.,
They stole your hearts in September, and
they’re back to present a holiday show, Kyle
If you missed them, this is your opportunity to enjoy the
warmth of Family Four-part harmony.
The Kyles have had the privilege of performing with many
Texas legends, including the Geezinslaw Brothers, Johnny
Gimble, and Willie Nelson, and have appeared on shows such
as “Austin City Limits” and are frequent guests on the “Sam
and Bob” radio show on KVET. Their unique blend of close
sibling harmony makes their music very recognizable. Whether
they sing gospel, inspirational, or country, their music is always
done “Kyle-Style”! Come and
enjoy an inspirational evening
with the Kyle Family.
Cowboy Christmas by Bob
Heinonen with Carolers Hoe-
Smyth and Taylor; Folk, Country, Bluegrass, down by the WUMC Bell Choir
Oldies and a few Holiday Tunes to boot! – New! Saturday, December 22, 7 p.m., SCB,
Thursday, December 20, 7 p.m., SCB, $10 pp $7 pp
You raved about the wonderful “A Cowboy Christmas” is a holiday
music and vocal ability of Smyth and tribute to the iconic cowboy: “Meet” Wilhelm
Taylor, and they’re back to serenade Schmidt, foreman for Ms. Lizzie Johnson,
you with their variety music show. Cattle Queen of Texas. Come
Audiences will enjoy a wide array of enjoy this heart warming per-
acoustic music, from the traditional to formance by Bob Heinonen,
the contemporary, including originals, and listen to Will’s tales
country, folk, rock, blues, bluegrass along with a little holiday
and a few holiday favorites for good Cowboy Poetry.
measure! Smyth and Taylor, the duo, is known for their symbiotic Following intermission,
harmonies, humorous lyrics and unique brand of ‘3D’ guitar playing. the Chamber Bells Bell Choir
They’ve released 5 CDs since 2000 and their latest won the 2005 of the Westlake United Meth-
Woody Guthrie Songwriting Award. In 2006, the duo was nominated odist Church will present
for “Song of the Year,” “Songwriter of the Year,” “Female Vocalist of “Carolers Hoedown,” under the direction of Ms. Susan Finnigan.
the Year” and “Vocal Duo of the Year” by the Academy of Texas Music. Punch and cookies will be available.
If you attended the Picnic in the Pavilion with Smyth and Taylor, you
know the caliber of talent these two possess. So, gather your friends Tickets for events listed in this publication for the ﬁrst time are
and family and head on down to the Ballroom on December 20th. It’s available beginning Monday, December 3. Tickets that have been
sure to be one of your holiday favorites. on sale previously are available at the CA ofﬁce now.
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Sun City Events
Afternoon Cabaret with the Family Johnny Dee and the Rocket 88’s
Caravan – New! Thursday, January 24, 7:30 p.m., SCB, $18 pp
Sunday, January 13, 2 p.m.,
SCB, $8 pp
Caravan, the Family Band, is an
exciting group offering musical inter-
ludes of the 40s through 50s for your
listening or dancing pleasure. You’ll
ﬁnd Caravan a most pleasing ensemble
of spirited lively music, wit and charm
guaranteed to put you in a good mood and bring a smile to your face.
Caravan travels nationally performing for many private groups as well
as performing on Royal Caribbean. Have an hour to spare? Come on
out and tap your toe with Caravan!
Coffee “With” Isaac Kline, the Galveston By your request, they’re back!! It’s time to rock this town,
Hurricane Meteorologist of 1900 – New! rock it inside out! Pull on those poodle skirts, slick back those
Tuesday, January 22, 3 p.m., SCB $5 pp D.A.’s. You asked for it. You got it. Right here in Sun City. The
one and only, Johnny Dee and the Rocket 88’s!!
Please welcome back Bob Heinonen in
During the past 25 years, millions of people have seen
the tragic portrayal of Isaac Kline, the me-
their national TV appearances. They’ve performed for U.S.
teorologist responsible for the U.S. Weather
presidents, international royalty, Governor’s Balls and many
Bureau Station in Galveston, Texas in the
fundraisers with the Dallas Cowboys, Bob Hope, United Way,
year 1900. A well-respected man in his
American Heart Association, MS, and MD. Not to mention
time, Kline was the ﬁrst to provide reliable
having performed with artists such as Dick Clark, Wolfman
forecasts of freezing weather. However, in
Jack, James Brown, Tanya Tucker, Beach Boys, Charlie Dan-
1891, he wrote an article in the Galveston
iels, Pointer Sisters, Ricky Nelson, and Danny & the Juniors.
Daily News in which he gave his ofﬁcial
You’ll enjoy an evening full of arrangements by such greats
meteorological opinion that the thought of
as Glen Miller, Elvis, Buddy Holly, Diana Ross, Roy Orbison,
a Tropical Cyclone ever doing any serious
the Everly Brothers, and many more.
harm to Galveston was “An absurd delu-
The Dallas Morning News states “They offer the humor
sion.” He was tragically proven wrong
for those who have always suspected rock & roll was pretty
on September 8, 1900, when the Galveston Hurricane hit the island,
funny…and for those who didn’t, their music is serious and
killing thousands. Please join us in the Ballroom for this drama-ﬁlled
true to form.”
Johnny Dee was an overwhelming success when they
Do you have suggestions for events? were here in July. Don’t wait to get your tickets on this one.
We’d love to hear about it! Send an email to We know we’ll have a sell-out crowd.
CA Etiquette: Dances and Events The Incredible Sarah Getto – New!
Saving your seat: The doors to the CA Events will be open Saturday, February 9, 7 p.m., SCB, $8 pp
one half hour prior to show time to allow people to be seated. If Sarah began teaching herself to play the piano
you wish to bring your individual place cards to designate your at age 3 and the violin at 10. She also plays the
seat you may do so at that time; however, seats may not be saved guitar, bass, and autoharp, and started compos-
for others by ‘chair tipping’ or placing blanket ‘Reserved’ cards ing music in her early teens. Currently a senior
on the table. CA socials are a wonderful opportunity to make new at Southeastern Oklahoma State University, she
friends and keep the old! Please welcome all to your table. will graduate in 2007 with a degree in music
education. Sarah placed First in the State at the Na-
Snacks and Drinks: All attendees are welcome to bring their tional Association of Teachers of Singers (NATS)
own snacks, cups, drinks and libations. The Hospitality Table will competition, and has been performing with the
be available at all dances to purchase your set ups or to provide Oakridge Boys in front of an audience of 30,000.
you with ice and water. Ice buckets and pitchers are limited. Please Additionally, she placed 3rd in the 2006 Billboard
share with your table companions. Magazine World Songwriting Competition. If
Cleanup: Trash bins will be placed around the Ballroom. Please that is not impressive enough, you’ll be amazed
clear your table trash before you leave and return your ice buckets to learn that Sarah was born blind with a severe
and pitchers to the Hospitality Table. cleft palate. You don’t want to miss the opportunity to bask in the
talent of the incredible Sarah Getto.
NEW! CA Activities Hot Line! Call 864-1212 for a list of this week’s CA Activities with available tickets!
Sun City Texas • December 2007 15
Sun City Dances
Warwick Hotel in Houston, the Dunes Hotel in Las Vegas, and the
Country Western Chaparral Club in Dallas, offering the best in “Big Band” music for
both dancers and listeners alike.
Denim and Diamonds
Holiday Ball featuring Johnny Dee and the Rocket 88’s
Tuesday, January 24, 7:30 p.m., SCB, $18 pp
Dale Watson By your request, they’re back!! It’s time
to rock this town, rock it inside out! Pull on
Friday, December 7, 7 p.m.,
those poodle skirts, slick back those D.A.’s.
SCB, $15 pp You asked for it. You got it. Right here in Sun
Join us in the SCB with special guest City. The one and only, Johnny Dee and the
artist Dale Watson for a Country Western Rocket 88’s!! Don’t wait to get your tickets
Holiday Ball. Dale Watson is strong like on this one. We know we’ll have a sell-out
steel, tough like leather, with a voice as crowd.
smooth as silk. “...the kind of See Events, page 15, for full details.
stuff country music legends are
made of...” - Austin Chronicle
“...honky-tonk songs that look back to Buck Owens
and Merle Haggard, with ﬁddle and pedal steel gui-
tar to ease the music onto the dance ﬂoor.” – The
New Year’s Eve
New York Times. Break out your fancy duds Dining/Dancing Extravaganza
and enjoy this special holiday occasion.
with The Houstonian Big Band
Mike Clifford Monday, December 31, Dinner 7 p.m.,
Friday, January 18, 7 p.m., SCB, $10 pp Dancing 8:30 p.m., until 2008, $65 pp
Mike Clifford is an Austin, TX based sing- Last Date to purchase tickets: December 21.
er-songwriter whose music has been described No last minute tickets will be sold. This event usually sells out,
as a cross between Texas honky-tonk and Cali- so be sure to get your tickets early.
fornia country-rock. He has released 3 success-
ful self-produced albums, charted 3 consecutive
singles on the Texas Chart, and was nominated
in 2005 as MTM Texas Male Vocalist of the Year. Clifford also
competed in the Texas Country Star competition, sponsored by
Universal South Records and the Texas Country Reporter TV
Show, and he won the Austin Regional event. He and his band
currently gig regularly all over the state of Texas.
Ho-Ho Holiday Fun with The Fabs If you enjoy the sounds of Glenn Miller’s Orchestra, Tommy
Dorsey, Artie Shaw, Count Basie, Jimmy Lundsford, or Ray An-
Friday, December 14, 7 p.m., SCB, $15 pp thony, you’ll LOVE the Houstonian Big Band.
They knocked your Bobby- Have a fun ﬁlled evening complete with prize rafﬂes and
socks off in August, and they’re party favors. The evening’s festivities will be capped off by a
back to provide some holiday repeat performance of our beloved Sun City Poppers, under the
fun!! Come join The Fabs for leadership of Grand Popper, Dick Baker. Bring your camera, as
the music this crowd is crazy this is sure to be a Kodak moment!
for; 50’s and 60’s rock and roll, This is a Reserved Seating Event: Once you purchase your
rhythm and blues, classic coun- tickets, please bring them to the monitor’s station to reserve your
The Fabs try, Latin rhythms and ballads! seats. If you are coming with a group, please purchase your tickets
The Fabs have played with together and come to the monitor to secure your individual seats.
such legends as Three Dog Night, not to mention many others, and at We cannot accept blanket table reservations. You must have a
presidential inauguration celebrations and the King Ranch. name with a ticket to select a seat. Seat selections are available on
a ﬁrst come ﬁrst served basis. All selections are ﬁnal. No changes
The Jack Melick Orchestra can be made.
Saturday, January 12, 7 p.m., SCB, $15 pp NEW YEAR’S EVE MENU: Baron of Beef; Marinated Grilled
What a way to start the New Year! Please welcome Chicken; Tossed Garden Greens with Balsamic Vinaigrette,
back the Jack Melick Orchestra, which has been rated Italian or Ranch Dressing; Roasted Vegetables; Roasted Garlic
the Premier Dance Band in this part of the country. Jack & Rosemary Potatoes; Assorted Rolls; Chef’s Choice Dessert;
Melick’s eleven-piece orchestra is returning to the Sun Freshly Brewed Coffee, Tea & Water.
City Ballroom. CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST: Assorted Danish, Croissants,
For years, Jack and his band performed at the Bagels & Mufﬁns; Orange Juice
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Using My Sun City on the Web Portal
Sun City Texas Community Association Web Portal: www.sctxca.org
Lesson 3: Personal Calendar
(Note: this is the third in a series of how-to’s on using My Sun City.)
My Sun City is a link that is displayed on the screen after you log in to the Community Association web portal.
The link goes to a customized personal information web page.
Please log in as explained in the September Sun Rays. After you log in, the top of the homepage looks like this:
Please note that many Clubs and
Neighborhoods have restricted view-
ing sections on their website. There 1 Click on My Sun City
may be more information available to get to your My Sun
to you on the site as a “Member,” so City page.
logging in is the preferred way to visit 1
unless you just want to check public
There are four distinct things to do on your My Sun City page: Favorite Links, Resident Information, Personal Calendar,
and Newsletter Subscriptions. The Personal Calendar will be explained in this article. Favorite Links was described in the
October Sun Rays. Resident information was described in the November Sun Rays.
When viewing a Sun City web portal calendar, you can view
details of an entry by clicking on the text of that entry.
Left: Grid Format
View Calendar: Right: List Format
Each resident has the capability of having their own personal cal-
endar on the Sun City web portal where you can add your favorite
Sun City events. Under Personal Calendar, click on one of the
two boxes that will let you view your personal calendar entries in
a standard grid format, or in a list format.
The grid format looks like the following:
At the bottom of the resulting detail page for a calendar event, it
has a line that reads: Add to Personal Calendar.
Click on this line – this
will add this event to
The list format looks like the following: your personal calendar.
You will get the following
After adding entries to your Personal Calendar you can return to
“My Sun City” and review the entries that you have made.
Each month is a separate page. You can go back to the previous
month by clicking on the < Previous link. You can move forward
in time one month at a time by clicking on the Next > link.
There are 4 main calendars accessible by selecting the Calendars
entry in the left navigation panel. These are the CA Community
Events calendar (community events open to all Sun City resi-
To remove an event from your
dents), the Governance Committee Meetings Calendar (gover-
personal web portal calendar,
nance committee events open to all Sun City residents), the Club
click on the event name in your
& Group Events calendar (club/group events open to all Sun City
Personal Calendar so that you
residents), and the ‘Round Georgetown Event calendar (general
can view it. Scroll all the way to
interest events in the Georgetown area). In addition, some clubs,
the bottom of the window and
neighborhoods, and governance committees with a microsite will
click on the line that reads: Remove from Personal Calendar.
have a line item in their left side navigation bar for their calendar.
Sun City Texas • December 2007 17
Elves Story and photos by
of Sun City
I t’s not quite Santa’s workshop, but it’s a close second. Sun City’s Woodshop is a
bustling place throughout the year - however, from late February thorough October,
many of the woodworkers stay busy cranking out wooden toys. In November, the
toys are distributed to local charitable organizations, including The Caring Place, Marine
Corps Toys for Tots, Blue Santa and Shriners Hospital for Children - Houston.
The Toys for Tots distribution program was originally developed as a way to
train new woodworkers on the use of the woodworking machinery and equipment. By
making toys, newcomers to the shop are taught the proper use of all the tools in the
Woodshop, which include a radial arm saw, planer, router, and many more. At least
nine different machines are used to make the wooden toys. Sanding techniques and
ﬁnishing procedures are also taught. Most importantly, newcomers learn how to oper-
ate the equipment safely.
A wide array of toys is produced. Cars, rhinos, alligators, ducks, rabbits, elephants,
and many other animals start out as traced outlines on a piece of wood and are eventu-
ally crafted into smooth, ﬁnished toys on wheels.
Residents with many different backgrounds enjoy coming to the Woodshop; some
are novices to woodworking and others have practiced woodworking as a hobby. All seem
to agree that the Toys for Tots program is a very rewarding, worthwhile experience.
Photo courtesy of Jack Crawford
Representatives from The Caring Place, the Marine Corps Toys for Tots, and
Shriners Hospital for Children gather at the woodshop each November to collect
the toys for distribution to needy children.
18 December 2007 • Sun City Texas sdf www.sctxca.org
website. It provides information about meet- Tickets can be purchased at our December
ings, practitioners, library catalog of materials meeting or by contacting Phyllis Moses,
and links to other informational websites and 864-1412.
archives of club information. Our club meetings start at 9 a.m. Please
join us for coffee & doughnut holes along
Amateur Radio Society with good aviation socializing starting at
Meeting: Wednesday, December 5, 7 p.m., AC 1 8:30 a.m.
Coffee: Wednesdays, 8 a.m. at IHOP
The next meeting of the Sun City Ballroom Dance
Amateur Radio Society (SCARS) will be Thursday, December 6,
December 5, at 7 p.m. in Meeting Room 1 7 p.m., SCB
of the Activities Center. We plan to have a At the Ballroom Dance
Christmas gathering at this meeting, so watch Club’s next event, music will
the web site for more information. At last be provided by Sun City’s
month’s meeting, Jim Young discussed the D- own Just Friends Band. In
Star digital radio system developed in Japan addition, at intermission we
Ballroom dancers Bob and Linda Ticer and promoted by Icom. The Sun City repeater
enjoy a moment on the dance ﬂoor. will be entertained by a repeat performance by
is on 441.625 MHz, pl tone 100, so please call
Photo by Jodi Salyers Meredith Chiles’ Sunshine Variety Show.
in! We also meet for coffee every Wednesday, Ice, water, plastic glasses, and nap-
at 8 a.m. at the IHOP on the I35 access road kins will be provided. Please remember to
just south of Williams Drive in Georgetown. bring your own beverage needs. Guests are
Alternative Healing & Please join us for breakfast, come to the meet- welcome to attend for a limited number of
ing, or visit our web site in the clubs section
Wellness of the Community Association Web Portal
Membership is $12 per person for 2007-
Friday, December 14, 1 p.m. ACA http://www.sctxca.org/suncity/clubs-groups/ 2008, which includes the monthly dances;
Contact: Doug Willoughby at 819-0133 clubs/amradio. For more information about however, additional fees may be charged for
or email email@example.com. SCARS, contact Jim Hes- certain special events. An application and
Gail Pappacostas, a certiﬁed Music Prac- ter at 868-1886. guidelines may be obtained at our site on the
titioner in the international music program,
Music for Healing and Transition (MHTP), Aviation Sun City TX Web Portal.
For more information, call: Ralph Saly-
will be the speaker at our next meeting. Gail Saturday, December 8, 9 a.m., ACA ers, President, at 864-2812. Join us for the
will describe MHTP, her experiences with One of our Aviation club members, Karl fun of dancing!
hospital patients, their families and hospital Schramm, has a great admiration for aerobatic
staff, and the harp music’s effects on individu-
als as well as the atmosphere of the hospital.
pilot Bob Hoover! General Jimmy Doolittle
called Hoover the greatest stick and rudder
Billiards (Aka The Rack Pack)
To become a member of the Billiards
She will also demonstrate on her harp the pilot who ever lived. Bob was also a WWII Club, please ﬁll out an application (copies
music a Certiﬁed Music Practitioner plays. pilot who was shot down and captured by in the Billiards Room). The annual dues are
The club’s meetings are dedicated to the Germans. He tried to escape from his $5 for an individual and $7 per household.
bringing information about all aspects of Stalag three times. On his third attempt he Give the application and dues to our Trea-
alternative healing and wellness. For ev- ﬁnally escaped. Stealing an FW 109, he ﬂed surer, Tom Gallagher, 235 Bonham Loop,
eryone with chronic diseases, we encourage to Holland. Georgetown, Texas 78628
you to explore many of the alternative treat- After the war, Bob became a test pilot at Members of the Billiards Club may use
ments available in our community. In the Edwards Air Force Base, and ﬁnally became the Billiards Room any time it is open. All
past, we have had programs on acupuncture, a test pilot and Vice-President for North other non-member residents, their visitors
chiropractic, massage, spirituality, nutrition, American Aviation. and guests, are welcome every day from 8-10
exercise, holistic dentistry and many others. Bob’s aerobatics in his famous yellow a.m. and 5-7 p.m. In addition, non-member
Come to our meeting and hear about the many P-51 and Shrike are legendary! Karl will residents, their visitors and guests, may use
different aspects of alternative healing. show a 20-minute DVD showcasing this the Billiards Room at any time if tables are
The Nutrition Study Group will meet on aviator’s talent. not in use by members.
the second Wednesday, December 12, at 3:30 Time permitting, Karl has had some in- Questions concerning the Billiards Club
p.m. in Meeting Rooms 3 & 4. The Qigong side experiences with Howard Hughes Flying or the use and maintenance of the room
Study Group will meet on each Wednesday Boat. He tells me he saw and heard inside may be directed to the
and Friday morning at 8 a.m. in the Atrium. stories as this great aircraft was moved from Vice President, Walt
The Club’s Health Information Library its hangar in Long Beach, California. Hayne, at 864-0979.
in Activities Center Meeting Room 3 will be Last, but not least, our Aviation Club
open each Friday from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Christmas party committee has been busy
We have health and reference books, CDs, planning our annual Christmas party! Mark Bocce
VHS and audio tapes for study in the library your calendar for December 18. This year’s The bocce courts are located behind the
or that can be borrowed for study at home. festivities will include a live ﬁve-piece band Social Center. The Bocce Club members
Our club website is now in the Sun City for your listening & dancing pleasure. Din- play Monday through Saturday. With weather
Texas Web Portal. Look under Clubs and In- ner & wine will be served for $27.50/person. change and chilly mornings, start time has
terest Groups and follow the links to the club Continued on next page
Sun City Texas • December 2007 19
Continued from previous page tion, visit the Duplicate Bridge Club web site: and digital photography
been moved up from 8 to 9 a.m. Also, check http://sctxca.org/suncity/clubs-groups/clubs/ • ProShow Gold SIG - using ProShow
out the afternoon sessions that begin at 1 p.m. bridgdup/ Gold to create slide shows
The temperatures are so nice and the days are • Genealogy SIG - using computers and
beautiful! New players and guests are always Social Bridge the Internet in genealogy
welcome. Bocce is easy to learn and fun to Three Games per week • eBay SIG - buying and selling on
play. The members are friendly and eager to • Mondays – GR 3, 12:15 eBay
show you the game. So, come on down! until 5 p.m. • Quicken SIG - using the Quicken
There were four ﬁve-point scorers for the • Wednesdays - GR 3, home ﬁnance program
month of October: Grace Lock, Joe Platek, 12:15 until 5 p.m. • VectorVest SIG - using the VectorVest
Dian Webb, and Mike Schartz. Congratula- • Thursdays - GR 3, 9 a.m. until noon ﬁnancial advisory program
tions to all! 2007 Social Bridge Club Ofﬁcers: The Computer Club membership fee
Bocce Club members and guests are President: Charles Strong 869-7232 includes membership in SIGS.
looking forward to our Christmas Party. Vice President: Norman Grattan 868-6979 Training Program: The Computer Club
Scheduled for Thursday, December 6, the Secretary: Phyllis Kelso 868-2797 offers training classes for both Windows
gala will be held at the Georgetown Country Treasurer: Norma Isoline 931-2812 and Macintosh users in our state-of-the-art
Club and will include a pre-dinner social with
music and a marvelous buffet.
Computer www.sctxcompclub.org CyberCenter classroom. Subjects covered
include introductory computer skills, email,
Computer Lab Phone: 864-1176 Internet, word processing, spreadsheets,
The Bocce contact person is Harry Daw,
Monday programs: SCB, 1 p.m. Quicken, digital cameras, photo editing and
President. (864-3430). If you have any ques-
tions, please give him a call. Also, check out (Open to all Sun City residents) more. Windows Vista classes will be offered
the Bocce web at www.sctxca.org. • Monday, Dec. 3 - Scams & Identity Theft beginning in January, 2008. Additional vol-
Bocce Fact of the Month: The fact for the - Paul Singer, Texas AG Ofﬁce unteers are needed to serve as instructors and
end-of-the year is simple: Bocce is great! • Monday, Dec. 10 - Cavalcade of Classes as classroom assistants.
Happy Holidays. - Grady Manley Mentor Program: One of the Club’s
• Monday, Dec. 17 - Craig’s List (and simi- more popular services is the Mentor program
Bridge lar local sites) - Janice Manley where an experienced Mentor will help you
Beginner, intermediate and advanced • Mondays, Dec. 24 & 31 - Holidays - No with your computer problems by phone or
bridge lessons are available and open to all meeting in your home. Mentor service is free to all
residents of Sun City. Membership in Bridge Please visit the Com- members.
Clubs not required to attend the lessons. If puter Club Web site at www. CyberCenter Lab: The CyberCenter
interested, contact Bette Messelt (863-0390), sctxcompclub.org for the Computer Lab is located in the Activity
Glenda Marshall (868-3129), or Gary Cox latest meeting schedule and Center, and is open from 9 a.m. until noon on
(868-1821). Should the above listed instruc- information about all Club Mondays and Fridays; 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on
tors not be available, contact Ron Peck (869- activities. To ask questions, send email to Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays; and
2540) or (firstname.lastname@example.org). email@example.com. 10 a.m. until noon on Saturday. Stop by and
Special Interest Groups: Special Inter-
Duplicate Bridge est Groups (SIGs) are an important part of
check it out. Volunteers are needed to be Lab
President: Susan Lambert, 863-4000 Monitors. Training is provided and computer
the Computer Club. Each SIG meets once or skills are not necessary.
Five Games Per Week: twice a month and meetings typically include
• Mondays Media Conversion Program: The Com-
a short presentation, a forum for questions and puter Club’s Media Conversion Program will
Non-sanctioned – GR 1/2, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. answers and discussion. Among our thirteen
Non-sanctioned – GR 1/2, 12:30 to 4 p.m. teach you how to convert your slides, photos,
SIGs, there is bound to be some that interest 8mm movie ﬁlm, video tapes, LP records,
• Wednesday Nights you. A new SIG will be formed to cover any
Non-sanctioned – GR 3, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. audio cassettes or reel to reel audio tape to
computer related topic when a need is identi- digital format on CDs or DVDs. You will then
• Thursdays ﬁed and a leader is available. Current list of
Non-sanctioned – GR 3, 12:30 to 4 p.m. be able to enjoy and share your treasured items
active SIGs: because they will be easy to access. Conver-
Sanctioned – GR 1/2, 12:30 to 4 p.m. • Beginners and Beyond SIG - for Win-
Please join us for any of these games. sion equipment and training are provided.
dows users at the beginner user level Join the Computer Club Now - Get
We ask that you join our club after playing • Kaffee Klatch SIG - a popular Q and A
three games. December free: Residents may now join or re-
forum for intermediate level Windows users new on-line and pay by credit card or PayPal.
Pair matching • Hardware & Technology SIG - for
• Monday morning and Wednesday evening Or they may join or renew at the CyberCenter
intermediate to advanced Windows users Lab and pay by check. Dues for 2008 are $10
– Jan Hohenberger 864-3500 • MAC Users Group SIG - for begin-
• Monday afternoon and Thursday after- for the ﬁrst household member and $5 for each
ning to intermediate Macintosh users additional household member. Membership
noon • MAC High Tea SIG - for the more
– Lyn Tragesser 864-0284 for the remainder of 2007 is included at no
advanced Macintosh user extra cost. Visit the Club’s Web site for details
• Thursday afternoon (non-sanctioned) • America On Line (AOL) SIG - ev-
– Marie Twitchell 864-0433 on how to join or renew membership. The Sun
erything relating to America OnLine service City Computer Club now has nearly 2500
Bridge Lessons – contact Bette Messalt • Web site Design SIG - designing and
863-0390, Glenda Marshall 868-3129, or members, making it the largest Chartered
maintaining a personal or a Club web site Club in Sun City Texas.
Gary Cox 868-1821. For additional informa- • Digital Camera SIG - digital cameras
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Creative Clay and China
There is still time to make
some gifts for friends and family.
Our doll makers are busy. China
painters are painting. Our wheel
people are busy spinning away.
The handbuilders are always
making something new. The
ceramics people are busy glazing
Christmas trees and other treasures.
People interested in mosaics are learning the
craft. We are a busy group.
We will be having a holiday party in mid
December. More about that later - watch for
an e-mail telling you about it. If you have any
suggestions for new classes, let us know.
Country Line Dancing
The Country Line Dance Club’s objec-
tives are to provide opportunities for members
to learn and dance country line dances, to
encourage fellowship and friendship among
members, and to encourage exercise by way
Three levels of dance instruction are pro-
vided to members for a yearly fee of $12 per
person. Classes are held in the Social Center
Ballroom on Wednesday afternoons: Level I
at 2 p.m., Level II at 3 p.m. and Level III at 4
p.m.. Residents, with or without prior dance
experience, are welcome to attend twice be-
fore joining. Instructions for selected dances
begin on the ﬁrst Wednesday of each month.
fun, and so many great people! Sessions are held every Wednesday in the Atrium. Beginner
That is the best time for interested residents
class at 1 p.m., Intermediate 1 class at 2 p.m., Intermediate 11 class at 3 p.m., Advanced class
to start their visits.
at 4 p.m.. Info: Meredith Chiles 868-1391 or Marijean Schindler 869-4857
Club membership forms and additional
2nd Chance Dance: This free form dance exercise for seniors will help you become
information are available at the class ses-
and/or stay ﬁt. Every Thursday in the Atrium. Level I class at 1 p.m., Level II class at 2 p.m.,
sions. For more information, call Ted Pal,
Level III class at 3 p.m. Drop in to watch, stick around to become enchanted. Info: Meridith
club secretary, at 864-9759, or visit the club’s
Chiles, Director, 868-1391.
web site via Sun City’s web portal: www.
Clogging: Are you looking for a new way to exercise to music, use your feet as a musical
instrument, and be with wonderful people? Come join the Beginners clogging Class, starting
Jan. 4, 2008. Want a preview of the fun? Visit us on Friday mornings 9 a.m. - noon in the
Dance and Drill Activities Center Atrium. For more information, contact Victoria Summy at 635-5782
Georgettes: Wel- Dominoes and Table Games
come one and all!. Tuesdays 9 a.m. Cribbage and Mah Jongg, GR 1/2
Please contact Ja- 10 a.m. Mah Jongg lessons, GR 1/2
net Douglas at 868- 10:30 a.m. Poker Group, GR 3
0416 for informa- 1 p.m. 42 and 84 Dominoes, Mah Jongg, GR 1/2
tion. Contact Diane 7 p.m. Canasta and Pinochle, GR 1, 2, and 3
Feagin at 868-6852 Thursdays 6 p.m. Poker Group, GR 3
(or ed_difeagin 7 p.m. 42 and 84 Dominoes, Poker, GR 3
@yahoo.com) if 7 p.m. Dart Club, GR 3
your organization Fridays 7 p.m. Table Games (Mexican Train, Pegs
would like us to perform, so we can put it on and Jokers, Dominoes, Your Choice, GR 1/2/3
our calendar. Saturdays 9 a.m. Cribbage, GR 3
Classes every Monday from 10:30 a.m. 10:30 a.m. Poker Group, GR 3
- noon in the Fitness Center. Business Meeting 1 p.m. 42 and 84 Dominoes, Mah Jongg, and Poker, GR 3
on the 2nd Monday at 9:30 a.m. in the Atrium Mexican Train Dominoes is played on Friday night. It is a very social game. Three to
Meeting Room. The Georgettes will not meet eight players play at a table. The more the merrier! Individual scores are recorded; no partners
December 17, 24 and 31. or team play are involved. If you would like to join the fun, come on Friday night at 7 p.m. The
Tap Dancing: Super exercise, monster “regulars” will be happy to help you get started. Continued on next page
Sun City Texas • December 2007 21
Continued from previous page or Betty Warner 864-0934.
Thank you to the many people who were involved with planning, Night Owl Stitchers meet on Monday evenings at 7 p.m. In-
building, installing, and ﬁnishing the beautiful new cabinets in Game dividuals work on their own projects. For Information, call Barbara
Room 3 at the Activities Center. The cabinets are a wonderful addi- Morran, 868-1613 or Jacque Linklater, 864-3674.
tion and the club appreciates the time and effort of all the people who Quilting meets every Wednesday at 1:00 p.m and the 2nd, 3rd, and
worked on them. 4th Fridays from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. The group works on a different
If you have any questions about the club activities, please call Joe project each month. See the Arts and Crafts Calendar for dates and
Jankowski at 869-4942. scheduled projects. For information, call Barbara Morran, 868-1613
or Joan Wertzberger, 868-8566.
Eagles Boosters Sewing Volunteer Opportunity - - An Organizational Meeting
of residents interested in Sewing Projects for local charity assistance
Backing The Lady Eagles
As winter approaches, the Lady Eagles basket- (examples: cancer patient items, preemie baby needs, etc) will be held
ball team at Georgetown High School is preparing in the Fabric & Fiber Studio on Friday, January 18, 2008, at 9:30 a.m.
for another successful season. This year the Sun City Anyone interested in working on projects of this nature are encouraged
EAGLE BOOSTERS will sponsor organized bus trips to the Girls to attend. Questions can be directed to Barbara Morran, 868-1613.
Basketball eight home games. They are: Rubber Stamping meets twice a month on the 1st and 3rd
November 13 Dripping Springs January 15 Cedar Park Thursday of the month from 9:30 a.m. until Noon. See the Arts and
December 11 Pﬂugerville January 22 Stony Point Crafts Calendar for dates and scheduled projects. For information,
January 3 McNeil January 25 Westwood call Maggie Rice, 868-3139, Grace Townsend, 868-8361, or Jo Wil-
January 5 Round Rock February 5 Leander liams, 931-0085.
Each bus trip will cost $3, or available this year will be a BUS Rug Hooking meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday from 10 a.m. until
SEASON PASS for only $15—WHAT A DEAL! You can ride to all 12:30 p.m. Come for a visit if you are interested in learning about the
the home games for only $15. Buses will leave Accents at 6:45 p.m. art of rug hooking. For information, call Virginia Reid, 868-5918.
for all games. Scrapbooking meets on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Saturday from 9
If you wish to purchase a BUS SEASON PASS, please contact a.m. until 4 p.m. See the Arts and Crafts Calendar for special classes.
Peggy Rouh at 864-0725 or mail $15 for each pass to Peggy at 104 Members work on their own projects. All levels of scrapbookers are
Swallowtail Circle, Georgetown, TX 78633. welcome. For information, call Ginny McCarthy, 868-0626.
The Sun City Eagles Booster club members are very supportive Sewing meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays morning from 9
of the high school youth and their activities, so call Peggy (864-0725) – Noon. For information, call Vi Holmberg, 868-5889. Members can
today to ﬁnd out more about this enthusiastic group. All residents of make an appointment to be trained on the serger or sewing machine
Sun City are invited to join. by calling Deanne Peek, 931-0931.
Nothing better than cheering on the youth of today! Become a Sit and Stitch meets every Monday from 10 a.m. - noon. This
member and receive your “Golden Eagle Club” Pass for free admis- is an informal group and the door is open to all residents and visitors
sion to most high school events. (Free admission to Girls Basketball interested in any form of hand stitchery, knitting, crocheting, or even
with this pass) hand mending. For information, call Nancy Roll, 864-0046
Spinning and Weaving - The weavers meet every Thursday af-
Fabric and Fiber ternoon from 1 – 4 p.m. Create your own yarn from raw or prepared
For further information on any of the group meetings, pick up ﬁber. Knitters can create their own textured yarns. Spin with a group
a copy of our current Newsletter from the Fabric and Fiber every ﬁrst Thursday. Weave your own fabric from your hand spun or
Studio located in the Crafts Center. Visitors are always purchased yarn. For information, call Nancy DeVries, 863-6807 or
welcome. Studio phone 864-1235 Sally Gelbaugh, 869-1192.
Appliqué, Hand - meets on the 1st and 2nd
Wednesday morning from 9 a.m. until Noon. Note Foreign Language
change in the schedule. Bring your own project or join We currently have many activities in the new Foreign Language
in on the project that is now in progess. For information Club, and many more are planned. We would like to hear from anyone
contact Vi Holmberg, 868-5889 who can volunteer to help us with presentations, teaching, great ideas,
Beading – meets on Tuesday afternoons from 1 – 4 p.m. See etc., or from those who are interested in participating in one or more of
the Arts and Crafts Calendar for schedule projects. For information, our Special Interest Groups. Contact any of the names given below.
contact Judy Shirven, 864-1748 French - The French SIG meets at the Activity Center at 1:30 p.m.
Embellishment – meets on the 3rd and 4th Wednesday morning The ﬂuent group will meet on December 5, Room 3 and December 19,
from 9 a.m. until Noon. There will be a variety of activities, from Room 1. The non-ﬂuent group will meet on December 12, Conference
demonstrations of techniques to working on your own projects. See Room and December 26, Room 3. Contact Marcia Fuhr at 819-0888
the Arts and Crafts calendar for dates and scheduled projects. For more or firstname.lastname@example.org.
information, contact Jan Swanda, 868-5854. Hebrew - Conversational Hebrew is held weekly on Wednesdays
Machine Embroidery – meets on the 1st Friday of the month from in the Activity Center Conference Room at 1 p.m.. Contact Lea Kraus,
9 a.m. until 4 p.m. There will be demonstrations on hooping, design 869-7645, or email@example.com
placement, combination, etc. Members should bring their embroidery German - We are still collecting names of people who are inter-
machines to work on individual projects. For information, contact ested in learning German or getting together for German conversa-
Carol Sheler, 863-2358. tional practice. We would also like to hear from anyone who could
Needlework meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month teach German or tutor. Contact Carolyn McAndrew, 864-3400, or
from 9:30 a.m. until Noon. See the Arts and Crafts calendar for dates firstname.lastname@example.org.
and scheduled projects. For information call Jeanne Geuder 864-0447
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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, 864-2479, or
Spanish—Contact Rich Haskell at 686-0562, or cahrdh@yahoo.
com. We would like to hear from anyone willing to teach or tutor.
Our sub groups are:
Survivalist/Beginner - Helen Taylor, 868-9071, or h_j_
Beginning Spanish - New beginning classes in Spanish will
commence on Thursdays, starting in January. Contact Judy Harries,
868-1707, or email@example.com.
Intermediate/Advanced - We are gathering names of people
interested in practicing and reviewing their Spanish in a conversational
situation. We plan, also, to offer advanced Spanish classes with fo-
cuses on conversational Spanish, Spanish for travelers, and functional
Spanish. On a more basic level, we are forming groups to practice
situations, such as shopping and dining out. If interested, contact Judy
Harries or Rich Haskell.
Cooking Classes - Cooking classes for traditional Mexican food
will begin in December. Classes will be in Spanish. Limit 10. Contact
Travel Classes - The Foreign Language Club is preparing to
offer a few crash courses for travelers to Italy, France, and Mexico.
Contact Judy Harries.
Tuesday December 18, 1 p.m., ACA
The Garden Club will meet for its second
annual “Holiday Cookie Swap.” Each member is
asked to bring 3 dozen cookies and one copy of the she uses. Vun is partial to everything that blooms. In season, her yard
recipe, which will be used in next year’s cookbook. Thank you to Ailene literally overﬂows with Indian Hawthorne, Yellow Bells, Periwinkle,
Blunk for typing last year’s recipes, and Wilda Neuman for making two types of colorful Zinnias and profuse Marigolds. Trees include
copies to distribute at the meeting. We will also have a sampling of Leyland Cypress and Nellie R. Stevens Hollies. Hank is actively
cookies during a social time. supportive of Vun’s gardening efforts and talents. Vun’s philosophy
Thank you to Marge Wier, Social Chair, and all of the wonderful is “A little work pays big rewards!”
volunteers on the Social Committee for putting on the “October Harvest
Appreciation Luncheon.” It was outstanding. HAWKS - Horseshoes and Washers
Winter snapdragons will soon be blooming in the large ﬂower Tuesday, December 4, 3 p.m., at the Courts
containers, thanks to the efforts of Dianna Facey, Jeanne Brand, Jea- Please plan to attend our next meeting, as we have
nette Stubs, and Helen Anderson. several items to discuss.
If you have any questions about the Garden Club, contact the An error was made regarding our playing time after
president, Helen Anderson, 630-3614. Daylight Saving Time ended. The correct time is 1:30
to 3 p.m.
Good news from Temple, as our Hawks had a productive day with
Gardener of the following medal winners: 55-59, Ken Fonte, silver; 65-69, Curt
Burson, gold; 70-74, Dick Winnike, gold; 75-79, Don Pfannenstiel,
the Month gold; and 80-84, Larry Amundson, gold; and Doc Garza, silver. A
Vun and Hank great day for the Sun City Hawks.Temple folks even provided lunch
Ziegler for our team.
213 River Rock We mourn the passing of our favorite senior Hawk, Micky Rutner.
(N31) Micky was a special senior, who, with his winning ways and smile,
offered the club so much enjoyment. He will be missed by all.
I want to wish all of our club members and their “better halves” a
joyous Christmas and New Year. Please say a prayer for our servicemen
Vun & Hank moved to Sun City only last December from Houston, and women serving in our armed forces.
Texas. Hank currently lives part time in Angola, Africa, where he is Our gala party will take place on December 5 in the Sun City
employed as an engineer with Chevron in Project Controls. For the Ballroom. More information will be forthcoming.
Zieglers, gardening is a team effort: Hank builds the structural aspects We invite all Sun City guys and gals to stop by and meet the
and Vun is a natural gardener of 28 years. Vun feels there is no need members of the best club in Sun City. You will be glad you did. Call
to fertilize other than the rich compost of natural organic material that Fred Schmalberger for details, 930-0664.
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this opportunity to socialize with Club members and help us wrap up
Hiking http://sctxca.org/suncity/clubs-groups/sites/hiking/index.html another great year of Club activities.
Hiking Club Activities for this month include the following:
Projects. Join other Club members on January 15th for the second
Friday, December 7 – Mystery Hike
edition of “Operation Lake Georgetown”. We will be removing cedar
Thursday, December 13 – Dam to San Gabriel
trees from one of the lake parks and creating additional ﬁsh attractors
at selected points around the lake. We have outstanding support from
Friday, December 14 – Hyde Park, Austin
Texas Parks and Wildlife and the Lake Georgetown Corps of Engi-
Thursday, December 20 – Sun City Trail
neers. We need our members to sign up and support this conservation
Tuesday, January 1 – Annual New Year’s Day
effort. We can never have too many Club members working on a big
Hike, Cedar Breaks, Lake Georgetown
project like this one.
Hikes are open to members and guests; reservations are generally
Please contact Bill Mateja, VP Projects, 863-7273, slmatejaﬂ@aol.
not needed; however, all hikers must follow the guidelines set forth for
com, or John Bickle, President, 868-8593, firstname.lastname@example.org, if you
each hike that pertain to boots, water, and equipment. Please visit the
want to get involved on any Club project.
website at http://sctxca.org/suncity/clubs-groups/sites/hiking/index.
Fishing. Our ﬁnal guided ﬁshing trip of the year is scheduled
html for details. Questions? Contact Jan Woolheater at 868-5573 or
for December 18. Club members will ﬁsh for white bass with Mike
Hasting’s guides on Lake Travis in Austin, Texas. Don’t miss your
Horticulture/Sun City Gardens chance to ﬁsh for white bass at one of the peak times of the year on
Lake Travis. Check the Club’s website for more information.
John Hesser, President, 868-2030 Hunting. White tail deer and hog hunting is available on the
Bernice Szostak, New Members, 864-3089 Club lease at San Saba, Texas. Contact David DeVillez, 869-7818,
email@example.com, for information.
Tuesday, December 11, 1 p.m., ACA Larry Davis has the guides and locations for Club members to go
The Horticulture Club is selling beautiful poinset-
duck hunting. Get in touch with Larry at 863-6310, larrycdavis@msn.
tias from Down Home Farms Greenhouse this season for
com, to let him know of your interest or to ﬁnd out more details.
$12 each, and they will arrive on December 11, just in time for your
Also, the Club has an excellent resource for day hunts for quail at
Mike Schumann’s outstanding facility at Dime Box, Texas. Myrick
Browning, VP Hunting, 864-7544, firstname.lastname@example.org, is the
Red-dy for person to contact for this activity.
the holidays! Sport Shooting. On the second and fourth Thursdays of each
month, Club members get together for skeet/trap shooting events at
Club is selling Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas. These are fun shoots and are not com-
poinsettias like petitive. The goal is to get people shooting shotguns and improving
these from Down their skills. Instruction and equipment are available if you have never
Home Farms done this before. Shoots this month are scheduled for December 13
Greenhouse. and December 27. All weapons must be registered with the Fort
Hood Provost Marshall’s ofﬁce before taking them on the post. For
more information about weapon and vehicle registration, contact Bill
If you would like to purchase one or several, please call Wally
Sandusky, 869-7081, email@example.com.
Brown at 868-6686 for reservations. You can pick up your order at the
On the ﬁrst and third Wednesdays of each month, Club members
Atrium of the Activities Center on December 11 at 1:00 p.m. Down
target shoot at Eagle Peak Range in Leander, Texas. This month we
Home Farms is a residential ranch near Austin for adults with Downs
will meet to form carpools and leave from the Legacy Hills Park
Syndrome. Residents of the ranch grow these lovely plants each year
Pavilion at 9 a.m. on December 5 and December 19. Hank Michel,
to help support their residential facility.
868-1648, can provide details.
We wish to thank all our friends and neighbors here in Sun City
Fly ﬁshing. If you are interested in ﬂy ﬁshing, please contact
for the wonderful support extended to our club during the year, and
Ron Bingman, 931-0088, CBTrout@msn.com.
wish everyone a very happy Holiday Season.
Archery. If you are interested in archery, please contact Walter
Hunting and Fishing Barton, 863-8723. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Christmas Party - Friday, December 7, 4:30 p.m., Pavilion Club website. Visit the Hunting and Fishing Club’s website at
Membership. If you are interested in hunt- www.sctxca.org for more details about any of our activities.
ing, ﬁshing, sport shooting, archery, and/or other
similar types of outdoor activities, then you should Investment Education
join the Sun City Hunting and Fishing Club. Dues Tuesday, December 4, 11 a.m., ACA
for the remainder of the year are $6 per person or The Sun City Texas Investment Education Club
$10 for two members from the same household. will meet on Tuesday, December 4, from 11 a.m. to
To join, contact our membership chairman, Randy Gehr, 863-4100, Noon in the Activity Center Atrium.
email@example.com. Our speaker will be Charles Mudd, Licensed
Next Meeting. Our next monthly meeting of the year will be our Financial Advisor for JP Morgan, Chase Bank. His topic will be
annual Club Christmas party on Friday, December 7. The party will “Women and Investing.”
take place at the Legacy Hills Pavilion and will begin with happy Mr. Mudd will provide information on key investment issues
hour from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Your ticket includes BBQ by the Amigos, facing women, including longer life expectancies and a traditionally
a visit from Santa Claus, “somemores,” and live music. Don’t miss more conservative investment outlook. He will also offer ideas on
24 December 2007 • Sun City Texas sdf www.sctxca.org
easier ways to transfer assets to a remaining spouse, and the location of
those assets. Questions will be welcomed at the end of the seminar.
We also have a swap table containing the latest newspapers and
magazines. We encourage members to bring their ﬁnished periodicals
for sharing, and exchange them.
Everyone is welcome! See you there.
Wednesday and Saturday, 1 - 4 p.m.
Thursday, 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.,
AC, Game Rooms 1 and 2
Mah Jongg has become quite the popular game in Sun City Texas!
If you are interested in joining this fun group, or if you would like to
take free lessons, please contact Linda Largent at 864-7815.
Holiday Party: Saturday, December 1, 5 p.m., ACA
All members of the Nature Club are invited to begin the holiday
season at our festive Holiday Party. The only admis-
sion required is a children’s nature book (or donation
to buy one) which will be given to Georgetown’s Blue
Election of Nature Club Ofﬁcers for 2008
The election was held at the November club
meeting, and these people were elected to serve as
ofﬁcers for 2008.
President - Saunnie Box
Vice President - Ron Yeck
Directors - Tricia Clay, Randy Pensabene, Monica Reimer
Secretary - Ruth Lehman
Treasurer - Judy Davis
Thank you to the nominating committee: Bill Garrard, Tricia
Clay, and Annette Stocking.
A SPECIAL THANKS:
The Nature Club sponsored the Native Plant Society of Texas YOUR Master Electrician
(NPSOT) and Native Prairies Association of Texas (NPAT) 2007 Joint 863-0143 cell 677-1336
Symposium, “The Blackland and Grand Prairies and Grasslands of the
Edwards Plateau” October 18 - 21. The focus was on the important Everything Electric
topic of conserving, restoring, and celebrating our native prairies
and grasslands. The symposium consisted of expert speakers, ﬁeld Ask Around. I’ve Done Thousands of Jobs
trips, festivities, a vendor fair, a silent auction to beneﬁt the NPSOT for Your Neighbors
Scholarship Fund and the Sun City Native Gardens and Native Areas Ceiling Fans Surge Protectors
Tour held in conjunction with the Nature Club’s Native Plants SIG.
Outlets Added Security Lights
Attendance set a record of over 400 from across the state and the U.S.
In addition, there were some 60 volunteers from the Nature, Garden, Lightning Arrestors Attic Exhaust Fans
Hiking, Horticulture, and Computer Clubs!
NPSOT and NPAT wish to thank the Nature Club, Del Webb/Pulte Master Lic#00034259 TECL#18554
and the Community Association for their sponsorship, the marvelous
facilities, and their assistance in making this our best symposium ever. REPTILES AND AMPHIBIANS: The Reptiles and Amphib-
Sun City’s beauty and the outstanding support from the clubs truly ians SIG will not meet in December. Our meeting date and place will
added to the enjoyment of all and the success of the symposium. change in 2008. We will be meeting on the 4th Thursday of the month
SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS beginning January 24. Our new meeting room is in the Activity Cen-
ASTRONOMY: SIG chairman - Hank Haliasz 863-9851. ter Room 3. The time of the meetings will continue to be from 2 to
BIRDING: SIG meeting on December 4 at 2:30 p.m.in the Ac- 4 p.m. The Amphibian and Reptile study and data base for Sun City
tivity Center Room 1. Saunnie and Ken Box will present their DVD continues. Please report the occurrence of all amphibians and reptiles
on the Nature Club trip to Costa Rica this past spring. Bird walks to Jim or Dick. We will collect them or you can deliver them to Jim at
on Thursday, December 6, and Thursday, December 27, at 8:30 a.m. 101 Orion Road. Please pass information about the reptile identiﬁca-
Meet at the LHPP. SIG chairmen - Norm Ford 868-0098 and Joe tion and removal service to your friends and neighbors. They should
Miller 869-0980. contact the following people in the order listed below:
BUTTERFLIES: Contact: Phyllis Dolich, 869-0356. First, call Jim at 868-3504. If Jim is not available, call Dick at
NATIVE PLANTS: Contact: Phyllis Dolich, 869-0356. Continued on next page
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Continued from previous page Help Needed: We need your ideas for trips for 2008 and also
volunteers as wagon masters. We only have three trips planned at
868-5573 or 966-0367. Dick has some extra equipment. If Dick or Jim
are not available, call Jerry Blose at 868-9402 or Joe Moore at 868-
Scheduled 2008 Trips:
3794. If none of these contacts is available and you feel that a snake
March 27 – April 4, Hill Country Wildﬂowers – Kerrville &
might be dangerous, call the City of Georgetown Animal Control at
Fredericksburg. Wagon masters – Art & Beth Schmitt
September 7 - 23 – Williamsburg, VA (via Memphis, Nashville,
ROCKHOUNDS: Contact: Rochelle Margolis, 864-0334.
Pigeon Forge & more. Wagon masters – Al & Linda Largent
RESOURCE ROOM HOURS: Resource Room visitors may now
November 5 – 10 – Branson –Christmas Shows. Wagon masters
check out books, magazines, and videos. Our fantastic nature-related
– Barbara & John Wood
collection continues to grow, and all selections are perfect for viewing
RV Web Master – Art Schmitt – Visit our site on the Sun City CA
by grandchildren. The Resource Room is open on Mondays, 2 to 4 p.m.
web portal - www.sctxca.org . On the portal Home page, left panel,
and Fridays, 10 a.m. to noon; or call Anne Frohlich at 868-3118.
click “Pleasures & Pastimes” then “Clubs List,” then “RV” in the right
For detailed information on Nature Club activities, call Saunnie
panel. There is no need to log-in.
Box, President, at 863-0008, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
2008 Annual dues: Annual dues for 2008 are $12 per rig – bring to
Pets luncheon meeting or mail to SC RV Club, 2 Texas Drive, Georgetown,
Saturday, December 8 – Pet Meet-Up at LHPP – 9 a.m. TX 78633, payable to SCTRV Club.
Thursday, December 6 – Holiday Party, 6 p.m., ACA Questions – contact President - John Wood, 931-9998,
Monday, December 10 – General Meeting, 10 a.m. - AC, MR 3 email@example.com.
Arf Arf – Meow Meow – Polly Want A Cracker.
The Sun City Pet Club is looking for cats, dogs, birds, ﬁsh, ferrets
This month the Singers will present our annual Christmas concert,
and more to ask their owners to join them for fun and education. And
which is always a highlight of the holiday season in Sun City. This
you have to be a pet owner to join us. If you love animals, we would
year’s concert, titled The Wonder of Christmas, invites the audience to
like to get to know you.
revisit the awe and wonder that we remember from childhood. Favorite
We meet quarterly on the second Monday at 10 a.m. in the Ac-
songs, such as “Twas the Night Before Christmas” and “The Most
tivities Center with, our next meeting on Monday, December 10 at 10
Wonderful Time of the Year” rekindle fond memories. For those who
a.m. in the Activities Center Meeting Room 3. The Pet Club’s mission
love the beautiful traditional carols, there is “We Three Kings,” “Still,
is to provide education and resources for its members about care and
Still, Still,” and “Bring a Torch.” There will be guest appearances by
training of companion pets; and also to provide support and study
Helen Coulter, who will share a Christmas poem, and the First United
groups on the same topics. In addition, it is the desire of the club to
Methodist Church Handbell Choir. The Christmas concert will be
establish a fenced, off-leash facility at Sun City for our four-legged
presented on Wednesday, December 12, and Thursday, December
friends, for the purpose of play and socialization with other dogs; and
13, at 7 p.m. Tickets are now on sale at the CA ofﬁce, and they are a
socialization with our fellow animal lovers, too. Membership Ap-
bargain at only $8.
plications may be requested by calling Robin Pearlstein at 868-8298,
The Singers practice on Tuesday nights at 7 p.m. in the Ballroom.
e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, or by picking up an application
We present two formal concerts annually, at Christmas time and a
on the porch of 114 Wild Rose Drive. Dues are $12 per person/$15
Spring Musicale in April. In addition, we usually sing for Veterans’
per household for 2008 calendar year. Each member of the household
Day in November, and present a patriotic concert for the Fourth of
must complete an application. The application must have your correct
July. Requirements for membership include a love of singing, regular
attendance at rehearsals, and $10 annual dues. If you are interested in
Our monthly Dog Meet-Up will be on Saturday, December 8, at
becoming part of our group, or if you are returning after an extended
9 a.m. in the Legacy Hills Park Pavilion Parking Lot. This is a good
absence, please call the membership chairman, Joyce Laseter, at
opportunity to further socialize your four-legged friend to people and
other dogs. Please – NO RETRACTABLE LEASHES.
Jeanne Geuder is looking for suggestions/ideas for possible
Dulcimers-SIG of Singers
We love guests, and you are welcome to come to
speakers at Pet Club quarterly General Meetings. These topics are not
one of our “jammin” sessions to listen and share in our
limited to dogs. Call her at 864-0447.
REMINDER: The City of Georgetown and Sun City Texas
Perhaps you’ll discover this grand experience is
have leash laws. Also, remember to pick up after your pet.
for you. If you have ever wanted to play an instrument
RV or feel the rush of making music with a group, this club
is for you!! We also welcome other string instruments,
Tuesday, December 4, 11 a.m., Stage if you have a lonesome old banjo, mandolin, guitar, auto harp, har-
Coach Inn, Salado monica or ﬁddle that you haven’t picked up for years, now is your
The annual Christmas Party is on Tuesday, chance to bring it out. We meet in the Activities Center, in Rooms 3
December 4, 11 a.m. at the Stage Coach Inn, Salado, Texas. Members & 4, on Tuesday evening, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. and on Saturday morning
will order from the menu and will pay individually. There is a room from 10:30 a.m. - noon.
at the Inn reserved for the RV Club. Jeanne Lubey will be starting a beginner class in January. Please
Please make reservations by December 1, as we need to give them a call or E-mail for more information. Phone: 864-3459 or E-Mail:
count of how many will attend. Please respond by email woodbjw@aol. email@example.com
com or 931-9998. Please bring canned goods and we will donate them
to the Caring Place as our philanthropic project this year.
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Solos, you are missing out! Our current membership is 529, and we are
Softball (Sr. Slo-Pitch) still growing. 153 are new members this year. We would like to add
The SCT Softball Club continues to increase in membership as
your name to the list for next year. See the New Members paragraph
more and more SCT residents join the Club. All age levels of SCT
at the end of this section for more details.
men and women are playing Sr. Slo-pitch softball for fun and exercise.
Thirsty Thursday: Meet at The Oaks (formerly known as
Sr. rules are designed to try to prevent injuries with no sliding and
Legacy Hills Grill) each Thursday evening from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Look
allowing the base runner to overrun all bases so they are a force-out
for details in the Solos newsletter. Socialize with old friends and meet
like at ﬁrst base.
new ones. We encourage you to invite a resident who is new to Sun
Due to the cooler weather, the game time on Wednesdays is now
City or someone who has been here a while and wants to get involved
2 p.m. at the Georgetown Recreation Softball Fields, across from the
in new activities and make new friends. BYOB! It is good fellowship
VFW hall in San Gabriel Park. A number of players start showing up
and fun for all.
around 12:30 to 1 p.m. to warm-up and take batting practice.
Wine Tasting Groups: Join a wine tasting group and have some
Our new Club Ofﬁcers for 2008 are Roger Groh-President,
fun as you learn about wines. Meetings are in the homes of members.
Don Pfannesnstiel-Vice President, Ed Bailey-Secretary, and Geoff
Contact Claire Donnelly at 868-2871.
Games for December: Activities Center, beginning at 1 p.m.
The Club is open to all SCT residents. The annual dues are $12.
Questions? Call Rose Dean at 931-0074. If you don’t know how to
For more information, contact one of the current ofﬁcers.
play, we’ll teach you (except for bridge). Free coffee and cookies.
President, Roger Groh - 864-2431 or firstname.lastname@example.org
December 7 Dominoes
Vice Pres., Ed Bailey - 864-2680 or email@example.com
December 14 Bridge
Secretary, Jim Truho - 868-2989 or firstname.lastname@example.org
December 21 No Games
Treasurer, Joe Zizzi - 864-2929 or email@example.com
December 28 No Games
Come on out and join the fun!
Announcement calls will no longer be made; just show up.
Solos Coming Event: Save January 9 for a special event designed to kick
off the new year. Check the Solos December newsletter for details.
Solos membership is open to any resident of Sun City. Pro-
spective ﬁrst-time members are invited to attend club activities three The goal of Solos is to bring people together to share the joys and
times, if they wish, before joining. Details for each month’s activi- tribulations of our lives in a caring and supportive atmosphere. We are
ties are available in the Solos newsletter. Pick up your copy at City Solos by choice or because we have lost a spouse by death or divorce.
Market or the designated neighborhood locations listed in the Solos These are the common bonds that bind us together sharing the joys and
Newsletter. pains of our lives and being there for each other whenever needed. We
Below is a list of activities and events for December. are a family.
December Quarterly Dinner and Business Meeting: Start the holi- New Members: Starting December 1, 2007, the Membership Chair
day season by attending the Quarterly Business Meeting and Dinner in will begin accepting checks and application forms for the calendar year
the Ballroom on December 3 at 6 p.m. This ﬁnal event for 2007 will 2008. If you would like to join or ﬁnd out more about us, contact our
include the installation of the newly elected Solos board members. new Membership Chair, Debara Bedford, at 864-1458 or debarad@aol.
Book Club: At their Holiday Luncheon on Tuesday, December com. The dues will be $20 for both past and new members and should
18, the Solos Book Club members will select the books they will read be delivered with a new Membership Application Form to Debara at 113
in the ﬁrst half of 2008. For additional information, call Paula Cooney Prospector Pass. Please ﬁll out a new application form even if you were
at 868-6432. a member in 2007; it helps us to update everyone’s records once per year.
Broadway Musicals: Bass Concert Hall closed May 2, 2007, for You may pick up new application forms from the Solos’ pigeon hole in
renovation, but we shall notify you as soon as we have information the wood cabinet at City Market or from Debara’s front porch.
about its re-opening. If you have any questions, please contact Pat
Fenno at 864-0150.
Dinner Club: October was the ﬁnal event for 2007. The Dinner There is no business meeting this month.
Club will resume after the holidays. If you have questions, contact We will be having our Annual Holiday Party on Monday, De-
Jilly Blazina at 863-8482. cember 10, at the Oaks (the former Legacy Grill) This is a potluck;
Golf Scramble: Play days are the second Saturday and last please sign up at the studio. We will be gathering at 6 p.m. PLEASE
Wednesday of the month, late afternoon. The next Golf Scramble NOTE THAT THIS IS NOT OUR USUAL MEETING DATE. You
dates are December 8 and December 26. Golf Scramble conﬁrmation may bring your spouse or a friend.
emails stating courses and tee times are sent the week of play. All Solos Congratulations to our new ofﬁcers for 2008. They are Mike Mc-
are welcome. If you want to play, contact Bill Bayer at 863-2996 or Coy, President; Ellie Mazur, Vice President,; Bob Dawson, Treasurer; and
Marilyn Hamner at 869-5879 at least one week before play. Be there 30 Jackie Clugston, Secretary. I would like to thank everyone for all the
minutes prior to start time as Lee Roberts collects $2 for the kitty. hard work you have done for the club this year. We have a lot of people
Lunch Bunch: Enjoy lunch with Solo friends at local restaurants whowork on committees, and it takes a lot to keep a club running. So, think
the third Friday of each month. Call Sharon DeBaere at 819-9799. about a committee you would like to help with next year, and sign up.
Men’s Group: The Men’s Solos Group meets the second Tues- Members may sign up for any classes that are offered in the Studio.
day of the month. The next meeting will be December 11 at 5:30 p.m. In December, there will be more classes for the members; please check
Check for the location in the December edition of the Solos newsletter. the class notebook in the studio to sign up. For more information, or
Come join us for good food, cold drinks, and lots of laughs! Call John if you have any questions, call Carol McCoy, President, 868-9374, or
Powell if you have any questions! 869-8225. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Membership: We’re still the club to join! If you don’t belong to
Sun City Texas • December 2007 27
Tuesday morning Men’s League – Keith Wanless (508-4653)
Sundancers Wednesday morning Men’s League - Keith Wanless (508-4653)
Square and Round Dance Club Thursday afternoon Men’s League – Keith Wanless (508-4653)
The Sun City Sundancers dance every Monday evening. All Mixed Doubles League – Jim and Judy Truho (868-2989)
experienced square dancers and round dancers who live in Sun City Open Tennis – All residents, visitors and guests are welcome on
are always welcome to come and join the fun. Don’t miss your chance Mondays and Wednesdays at 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. and Fridays at 8:30 – 10
to get involved with this great activity and meet a lot of wonderful a.m. Open tennis is for players of all levels. Three courts are reserved
friendly people. for those who show up to play on Mondays and Wednesdays. Two
Square and round dancing is good exercise, both physical and courts are available on Fridays. Matches are formed as players arrive
mental, and provide great fun and friendship within our community. and court assignments vary after four games are played.
Square Dance Schedule – Monday Evenings, December 10 and A social event is planned several times each year, generally
17, in the Social Center Ballroom. On December 3, we will be dancing scheduled for Friday or Saturday late afternoons. Themes vary and
in the Atrium. December 10 is our Christmas dance. often meals are planned in conjunction with mixed doubles matches.
Beginners Class 4:30-6:30 p.m. Call Roz Zwilling (863-2254) for current information.
Mainstream Workshop 6:30-7:00 p.m. Questions about the tennis association or the use and maintenance
Square Dance 7:00-9:30 p.m. of the tennis courts may be directed to Communications Chair Brenda
Round Dancing between Tips Latta (869-8144) or email email@example.com.
Round Dance Schedule - Sundays, in the Fitness Center
Beginning class 4:15-5:45 p.m. Theater
Advanced / intermediate 5:45-7:15 p.m. Monday, December 3, 3 p.m., Business Meeting,
For information on Square Dancing, call: SCB – Elections!
Larry or Gladys Hunting - 868-5728
Bob or Linda Ticer - 868-9386
Sunday, December 9, 6 – 9 p.m., SCB – Christmas
Jack or Janet Stroobandt - 864-0833 Dinner Party!!
Claude or Jodie Morrison - 864-0089 As we near the end of our year, we want to take this opportunity
For information on Round dancing, call: to thank our members for their contributions throughout this year.
Bob Lynn – 864-3435 Whether you served as an ofﬁcer or director, were on a committee,
acted in a play or the Follies, directed a play or Follies, worked as sup-
Tennis Association http://www. port crew in any way – ushers, lights, sound, backstage, our costume
director, set design, painting, building, providing any assistance such
sctxca.org/suncity/clubs-groups/sites/tennis/ (our new website)
To become a member of SCTTA, please provide as moving furniture, sets, etc.; whatever you did - attended meetings
your name, address, phone number and email address, and voted on important issues, or anything even if not spelled out,
plus $12 annual fee (per person) to treasurer, Tom please know you are appreciated!! We thank you for your participa-
Kincheloe, 303 Trail of the Flowers, Georgetown, TX tion. We hope you will join our club again next year. And, with that
78633. Members receive regular email communica- in mind, if you pay your dues in December, your checks will not be
tions and a monthly email newsletter. Members are cashed until January.
also eligible to sign up for leagues and attend social events. Being a Remember to be sure to attend the December business meeting as
member of SCTTA allows you beneﬁts such as: we will be voting for ofﬁcers and directors for 2008. Also, you will
• Receive SCTTA communications (emails and newsletters) be informed many times in the future – but just be sure to mark your
• Receive SCTTA “New Member” binder (includes Association and calendars for Follies Showtime! Welcome to Bran-Sun City, directed
other tennis-related information) by Meredith Chiles, February 18- 23; April play “The Girls In 509”
• Participate in organized (league) play directed by Darrel Meinke – April 16 – 19; June play – “London Suite”
• Be a sub in organized (league) play directed by Morgan Fogleman, June 11 – 14; and our October play
• Attend socials (good food, drink, camaraderie) – “Funny Money” directed by Denis Adams, October 22 – 25. Watch
• Meet others to join or establish fun (non-league) groups for audition postings in the Sun Rays. All residents are invited to at-
• Opportunity to participate in clinics, lessons, and coaching assis- tend any of our meetings. We would certainly enjoy meeting you and
tance telling you about our club. Remember our motto – “we love acting
• Experienced sources for tennis-related purchases, re-stringing, etc. up.” See you ‘round the stage.’
• Eligible to attend special events (informational, training) www.sctxvisualartsclub.org
• Support SCTTA for administration and other activities Studio phone: 864-1901
• Be a factor for SCTTA’s long range planning Jeanne Lubey, President 864-3459
• Attend and vote at annual meeting Buck Hiatt, Vice President 868-5009
• Ofﬁcer and board eligibility (after initial membership period) Visual Arts Club
•Be part of an organization that emphasizes fairness for all and hav-
There will be NO meeting in December. HOLIDAY PARTY
Check the bulletin board at the courts for current information. - DECEMBER 9TH, Check in studio for details.
Since sign-up dates for the leagues vary, contact the appropriate Featured Artist of the Month – Bill Dudley, Photographer
chairperson for each league listed below (all are doubles tennis; all are Bill and his wife moved to Sun City in June of 2005 after selling
appropriate for any level of play; and subs are always needed): their company in Oklahoma which they had owned and operated for
Tuesday afternoon Women’s League - Kay Linscott (863-9856) over 30 years. They’ve never regretted the decision to get out of the
Monday morning Women’s League - Kay Linscott (863-9856) business and move to Sun City. Bill took his ﬁrst picture with a little
Thursday morning Women’s League – Kay Linscott (863-9856) Kodak Brownie camera when he was in grade school. Later, his parents
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gave him a Kodak Pony II that actually had some variable settings that
really fueled his interest. He has upgraded hardware a bit since then but
still has those cameras and enjoys taking pictures as a hobby. His subject
matter generally is scenery or birds and animals, but he photographs
whatever interests him. Bill takes pictures to document moments in
time that he and his wife enjoy. He uses the same mind set as a painter Shop and on our web site www.sctxca.org. Annual association dues are
might use when creating a work of art. Bill’s most unusual photographic $50. The WGA 18-hole group plays every Tuesday. The sign-up sheet
experience was right after college graduation; it involved integrating the for play days is in the Legacy Hills Pro Shop. The deadline for sign-
use of both the panoramic and the mapping camera into the Apollo lunar up is 4 p.m.on Thursday to be eligible to play the following Tuesday.
missions. He feels his “hobby” has never developed into an artistic skill. Contact Norma Cortner, Membership Chairwoman, at 864-3705 with
He says the lessons provided to members of the Photography Club have any questions about our activities.
been very helpful. He recommends membership in the Photography Club
as a wonderful way to learn more about using your camera. Woodworkers
Classes: NO classes scheduled for December. Woodshop phone: 868-9663
Photography: A SIG of the Visual Arts Club Woodshop hours: M – F, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. (clean up starts at 4)
www.sctxphotographyclub.org Sat., 8:30 a.m. to Noon (except ﬁrst Saturday of each month)
Board Meeting: Wednesday, December 19, 9 a.m., WS
Thursday, December 20, at 1:30 p.m., ACA MR 3/4 Membership Meeting: Thursday, December 20, 9:30
Come early at 1 p.m. to chat with our members.
Visitors are welcome. We provide educational programs a.m., WS
on composition and basic photography techniques. This Contact Person: Bill Thornton, (firstname.lastname@example.org),
month’s Subject of the Month is “People,” and we will 864-2380. Web Site: http://www.sctxwoodshop.com/
introduce the new ofﬁcers for 2008. Now is the time to come to the woodshop and sign up for the
Details on all activities are on our website. Call Barbara Wilder new member Orientation and Safety class sched-
at 868-9194.with any questions uled for Thursday, December 13. The class
starts promptly at 4 p.m. Cost to join the Club
WGA 9 Hole Group www.sctxca.org this month is only $40 (which will give you full
Several members of the 9 Hole Group played in the recent ﬁrst membership through 2008) plus class cost of $15.
ever WGA/MGA “Race for the Cure” tournament. It’s been reported The monthly class ﬁlls up quickly as it is limited
that it was a great day and lots of fun. Even more important than the to the ﬁrst 10 residents who sign up and pay this
good fellowship was the fact that over $7,000 was raised !! non-refundable fee. Find out more at http://www.sctxwoodshop.
Many thanks go to all who played, baked cookies and/or helped com/membership.htm .
make the tournament such a huge success. The annual Hobo Supper for all Woodworkers and their spouses
The Social Committee is busy planning the group’s annual Holiday will be held on Thursday, December 6, at the Legacy Pavilion. Price
Luncheon at the SC Ballroom, immediately following play onTuesday, of admission is a canned food donation that goes to the Georgetown
December 11. The cost is $10, payable by November 30 to Carol Caring Place. Members are requested to bring their canned goods
Thonen or pay on any play day by 11/30. Make your check payable and sign up at the Woodshop prior to close of the shop on Monday,
to: SCTXWGA 9 HOLE GROUP. December 3.
Looking for a quilting ruler rack, a canasta card holder, a hand-
SCTWGA 18-Hole Group www.sctxca.org made toy or wooden puzzle for a child? Well, the Woodshop is just
December play days: (all events subject to change) the place you should visit. We have all of these things available for
December 4 Individual event. Low Gross/Low Net residents. All we ask is for you to make a donation to the club. These
Year end luncheon follows play donations also support our out-reach programs aimed at children
December 11 Individual event. Count holes beginning with – Toys for Tots and the American Cancer Society’s Camp Discovery
O,N,E and S for kids with cancer.
December 18 Individual event. Count odd holes on front and Are you interested in wood carving or turning? We have groups
even holes on back that concentrate in these two areas. The carvers meet every Monday
December 25 NO PLAY night and Tuesday morning. The turning group meets at 10 am on the
The 18-Hole SCTWGA invites all women golfers to join our as- ﬁrst Saturday of each month. You can ﬁnd out more by visiting pages
sociation. Membership applications are available at Legacy Hills Pro
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Sun City Texas • December 2007 29
Continued from previous page
on our website dedicated to these interests - http://www.sctxwoodshop.
com/carving_sig.htm and http://www.sctxwoodshop.com/wood_turn-
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 what goes on in person.
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
The men meet each ﬁrst and third Monday at 4 p.m. We are cur-
rently choosing the location each month. Get in touch with George
Hampton at 763-1334.
Ladies’ lunch is the ﬁrst Monday of the month. Our coordina-
tors are Kay Davis and Myrna McCrummen. For details, call Linda
Hansen at 863-6858.
Our ﬁrst movie buffs group that meets on the second Friday
of the month currently has no more openings. Corinne LaLiberte is
the chairperson at 863-4554. The second group meets on the second
Tuesday of the month and is also full. If you would like to be part of
a new group, contact Gladys Wright at email@example.com.
A moviegoers group is open on a ﬁrst come, ﬁrst served basis.
Contact Judy Ball for information at 868-8250.
TGIF (Thank Goodness It’s Friday, or Thank Goodness It’s FUN)
is normally the third Friday of the month and always includes food
and often some form of entertainment. Richard Klein can answer
questions at 864-9650.
Members of the Zoomers club recently enjoyed a trip to
Women’s Book Clubs
Four of our book clubs are full and have no openings at this
time. A ﬁfth group is forming now; contact Bonnie Boorman at
firstname.lastname@example.org or Kim Moran at email@example.com. There are special events such as attending plays, movies, musicals,
Men’s Book Club comedy clubs, casino trips, sporting events and dances. Our holiday
If you are interested in a men’s book club, contact Linda Hansen gala on December 8 is always a big event for Zoomers. We have
at 863-6858. three trips to the Hill Country to see the holiday lights. There are
Our monthly dine-out is the last Monday of the month. We go still prime cabins available for our Valentine Cruise to the Mexican
to many of the area restaurants to enjoy the food and the camaraderie. Riviera in February. And, don’t forget the “Country Roads of Italy”
Contact Dan or Nancy Strayer at 864-0942. cruise in March. Contact Darlene for information on special events
Our Restaurant Explorers group experiences the ﬁne restaurants at 868-1827. Join us now for lots of fun in 2008!
in Austin. Dick Puig can give you information about this group at 512- For 2007, we have a total of 1,400 members, with many joining
635-2815 or 512-635-3457. This group will not meet in December. or renewing their memberships each day. The dues are $12 per person
Anyone interested in being part of an Antique Collectors group, annually. For new members, dues are $6.00 if joining after June 30.
please contact Hugh and Pat Bolan at 863-0589 or Jeanene Mantz at Renewing members pay a full year’s dues no matter when they renew
869-0334. The group is currently ﬁlled. during the year. To download a membership application and obtain
We have four social wine tasting groups and one wine enthusi- additional information, go to the Zoomers homepage at http://www.
asts group. Contact Linda Hansen at 863-6858 for information. Two sctxca.org/suncity/clubs-groups/sites/zoomers/. Submit the application
beer tasting groups are active and will meet about four or ﬁve times to Chub Meeker at (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call 819-0101. Visit
a year to learn about beers of the world. Linda Hansen will answer the Zoomers website for all the latest pictures of recent fun events.
any questions about these activities at 863-6858.
We also have canasta and bridge groups! If you are interested in
Mah Jongg, Linda Hansen can assist you in getting a group started. Log on to YOUR Community Web Portal
We gather periodically for Social Bocce, Horseshoes & Washers, www.sctxca.org
and Tennis. If you would like to participate in any of these activities,
contact Phil Hines at 869-3396.
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December Arts & Crafts Calendar
Class Class Schedule Location Class Details
Paper Making No classes in December VAC Studio Donna Johnston
Acrylics – Session 2 No classes in December VAC Studio Trudy Loper
Mixed Media No classes in December VAC Studio Jan Knox
Large Paintings No classes in December VAC Studio Class Full
Line Drawing No classes in December VAC Studio Open/Free
Chinese Brush No classes in December VAC Studio Open/Free
Photography SIG Meeting Thursday, December 20 AC, MR ¾ New Officer Orientation
Subject of the Month: “People”
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 Demo of hoping and design placement. Work on individual
Studio 864-1235 projects.
Night Owl Stitchers Monday evenings, Fabric & Fiber Work on your own projects – Receive help when needed.
7 p.m. – 9 pm Studio 864-1235 Visitors are welcome.
Rug Hooking 1st and 3rd Tuesday Fabric & Fiber December 4 and 18 – Work on own project.
10 a.m. – 12:30 pm Studio 864-1235 Visitors are always welcome.
Sewing 2nd and 4th Tuesdays, 9 am - noon Fabric & Fiber December 11 – Continue with measurements for sloper
Studio 864-1235 December 25 – No meeting
Machine orientation available upon request
Beading Tuesdays, 1-4 pm Fabric & Fiber Work on your own projects. Visitors are welcome.
Studio 864-1235 December 25 – No meeting
Applique 1st and 2nd Wednesdays Fabric & Fiber December 5 – Annual meeting
9 a.m. - noon Studio 864-1235 December 12 – Work on your own project
Embellishment 3rd and 4th Wednesdays, Fabric & Fiber The group will not meet in December.
10 am - noon Studio 864-1235
Quilting Wednesdays 1-4 pm Fabric & Fiber December 5 – Annual Meeting
2nd, 3rd and 4th Fridays Studio 864-1235 December 12 – Quilter’s Holiday Party – Last meeting of the
9 am – 4 pm year.
Needlework 2nd and 4th Thursdays Fabric & Fiber December 13 – Work on individual projects.
9:30 a.m. – noon Studio 864-1235 December 27 – No meeting
Rubber Stamping 1st and 3rd Thursday Fabric & Fiber December 6 – Christmas Party
9:30 am - Noon Studio 864-1235 December 20 – Beginner class #4 – Patty Berry
Fabric and Fiber
Embellishment, punches, embossing
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 av – 4 pm Fabric & Fiber December 8, 15, and 22 – 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 and 7-9 864-1236 by to check out the latest classes being offered. Take a class and
pm; Saturday and Sunday, 1-4pm learn a new skill. Small mosaic workshops will be offered
Classes are usually on Tues and Thurs weekly. Sign up in clay studio.
China Painting - instruction Ongoing classes. Check in Studio China Studio Work on projects.
and help about times. On-going classes all day 864-1236
Thursdays. Call Dot Riddle for
information. Monday and Friday
classes as well.
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 Come in and make something beautiful. There is still time to
pottery? Hand-building? students. Classes for all levels of 864-1236 make things for the holidays.
Wheel-throwing? Mosaics? experience with clay.
China Doll Making Classes Check in Studio for times and China Studio Beautiful dolls – use your imagination to create something
projects. We have doll supplies. 864-1236 beautiful and lasting.
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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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Sun City Texas • December 2007 33
9:30 and 11:00 a.m.
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Central Texas Screen and Shade, Inc.
Instant Shade and Screen when you want, up when you don’t
Motorized and Remote Controlled Window Solar Screens
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Convert any outdoor area or garage into
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Kwanzaa begins December 26,
and continues for seven days up to
January 1. Kwanzaa is a time of re-
joicing, reﬂection, and commitment,
shared by family and community.
It is not a religious celebration, or a
substitute for Christmas.
Sun City Texas • December 2007 35
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Don’t miss out on the
$500 Web Portal
Business Directory Drawings!
On December 15, a lucky Sun City Resident will receive
a $500 certiﬁcate to use at any Web Portal Business!
To enter, simply click on a business in the Web Portal Business
Directory, print off the page, print your name and telephone
number on the page and place in one of two boxes either at the
Fitness Center or at the Social Center….
Also, each week through mid-November, MY GARAGE HAS
SPACE is giving a $500 gift certiﬁcate to be used when you
place an order for an installation of at least one wall and two
Again, simply go to the MY GARAGE HAS SPACE
advertisement in the Web Portal Business Directory,
print off the page, print your name and telephone
number on the page and place in the box at the
Fitness Center or Social Center….
Let’s welcome the following businesses to the
Sun City Web Portal Business Directory...
• Bell Cleaners • Cartridge World
• Georgetown Family Wellness
• My Garage Has Space
• The Freeman Company
Sun City Texas • December 2007 39
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Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Depart VCPL 9 am
Activities SC Democrats Mtg
9:30 am, SCB
When you see this logo next to an Home Tour
event, it means that event will be 10 am - 5 pm
broadcast live on Channel 79.
Tickets go on COPS Covenants Modiﬁcations Friends of the
sale today for 9:30 am, MR 1 9 am, CR 8:30 am, CR Library
Kiwanis Holiday December 9 am,
Sun City Kiwanis Let’s Do Austin Food & Beverage
Home Tour Articles due for Depart VCPL 9:30 am 9 am, AC, MR 1/2 Maintained Homes TF
11 am - 5 pm January Sun Rays 10 am, SCB 10 am, MR 3/4
News & Views News & Views News & Views Chartered Clubs
Sweet Adelines 11 am, 2 & 6 pm 2 pm, AC NASA Training Grinch Grooves
11 am, 2 & 6 pm 11 am, 2 & 6 pm
2:30 pm, SCB Specialist Georgetown
SC Singers Concert SC Singers Concert “We are Sun City Texas” Line Dancing 2 pm, SCB
PIE • Jarrell Turoring PIE 1:30 pm, SCB
Wildlife Cmtee 4 pm, FC
SCARS Jarrell Turoring Program 3 pm, ACR Plaid Tidings Line Dancing
Quarterly Update SCARS Depart VCPL 6:30 pm 2 pm, FC
9 am, SCB
Rotary Noon, SCB Happy Denim & Diamonds
Havurah Shalom Ball/Dale Watson
Bd Mtg 7 pm CR Chanukah! 7 pm, SCB
News & Views 55 Alive
11 am, 2 & 6 pm 8:30 am, MR 1/2
Woodworkers & Quil- SC Kiwanis 10 am SCB Communications 55 Alive 8:30 am, MR 1/2 Line Dancing
ters Charitable Projects Comm Mtg Modiﬁcations 8:30 am, CR 2 pm, FC
Georgetown Police News & Views
11 am, 2 & 6 pm 9:30 am, CR Health Seminar San Antonio
Dept. Programs The Messiah
Woodworkers & Quilters San Antonio River Noon, The Oaks
Domain/Zilker Charitable Projects Cruise Depart VCPL 4 pm
Line Dancing 4 pm, FC
Depart VCPL 1:30 Georgetown Police Dept. Depart VCPL 2 pm The Fabs
Golf Comm Mtg Programs Esther’s Follies 7 pm, SCB
3 pm, MR 1 Rotary Noon, SCB Sun City Singers Depart VCPL 6:30 pm
Havurah Shalom Finance 1 pm, AC, MR 3/4 Wonder of Christmas Rockin’ Christmas 7:30 ACA
7 pm, SCB Depart VCPL 6:30 pm
Mtg/Chanukah Party P&G Comm Mtg
7 pm, ACA 1:30, AC, MR 1/2 Wonder of Christmas
7 pm, SCB
News & Views Sun City Kiwanis Maintained Homes TF
11 am, 2 & 6 pm 10 am, SCB Neighborhood Reps 10 am, MR 3/4
Sunshine Variety Show 10 am, ACA
Mad Hatters News & Views Line Dancing Kyle Family
Lights Fantastic Hunting & Fishing Club’s 11 am, 2 & 6 pm 2 pm, FC Christmas
Depart VCPL 3 pm Tournament Promo Sunshine Variety Show 2 pm, SCB
Mad Hatters Line Dancing
Jose Feliciano Sports Comm Mtg Hunting & Fishing Club’s 4 pm, FC
Depart VCPL 6:45 pm 2 pm, CR Tournament Promo Cowboy Christmas &
WUMC Bell Choir
Rotary Noon, SCB Smyth & Taylor 7 pm, SCB
7 pm, SCB
News & Views News & Views
11 am, 2 & 6 pm 11 am, 2 & 6 pm Happy
San Antonio Sym- “We are Sun City Texas” “We are Sun City Texas”
phony Holiday Pops Kwanzaa!
Depart VCPL 12 noon CA Ofﬁce Closed CA Ofﬁce Closed
Golf Courses Buildings Trans Siberian Line Dancing
Close at 3 pm Closed Orchestra 2 pm, FC
Depart VCPL 4:15 pm Line Dancing
Golf Courses 4 pm, FC
Merry Christmas! 7:30 ACA
News & Views New Year’s Eve Dining/Dancing Extravaganza with the Houstonian Big Band
11 am, 2 & 6 pm
“We are Sun City Texas” Dinner 7 p.m., Dancing 8:30 p.m.
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Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Key to Abbreviations
Bocce, 9am, BC
Dulcimers, 10:30 am
AC Activities Center FC Fitness Center SCCR SC Conference Room AC, MR 3 & 4
ACA AC Atrium HC Horseshoe Courts S&W Scott & White Clinic
ACR AC Conf Rm L Social Center Library VMP Veterans Memorial Plaza Nature
GR1,2,or 3 AC Game Rms LH Legacy Hills Golf Course VAS Visual Arts Studio
News & Views Holiday Party
MR1,2,3,4 AC Mtg Rm LG Legacy Grill VCPL Village Center Parking Lot Every Monday and 5 pm, ACA
BC Bocce Courts LHPP Legacy Hills Pavilion WW White Wing Golf Course Tuesday,
CC CyberCenter SC Social Center WS Wood Shop 11 am, 2 and 6 pm,
CTS Tennis Courts SCB SC Ballroom WSCR WS Conf. Room Channel 79
Bocce, 9am, BC Bocce, Bocce, 9am/1pm, Bocce, 9am/1pm, Bocce, 9am, BC Bocce, 9am, BC
Solos 9am/1pm, BC BC BC SocialTennis Pet Club
Bus Mtg 6 pm, SCB Investment Education Country Line Dancers HAWKS 8:30 - 10 am Dog Meet-Up
Georgettes 11 am, ACA 2, 3, and 4 pm, SCB 1:30 pm, HC
RV Cloggers 9 am, LHPP
Practice 10:30 am, FC Tap Dancers 2nd Chance Dancers
11 am, Stage Coach Inn 9 am - Noon, ACA Aviation Club
Computer Club 1, 2, 3, and 4 pm, ACA 1, 2, and 3 pm, ACA
1 pm, SCB HAWKS 1:30 pm, HC Solos Dominoes 9 am, ACA
Bus. Mtg. 3 pm Softball 2 pm, Solos Thirsty Thursday 1 pm, GR
Theater Club Gtwn Softball Fields 5 pm, Oaks Dulcimers, 10:30 am
Bus. Mtg. 3 pm, SCB Dulcimers, 6:30 pm
Hunting & Fishing AC, MR 3 & 4
Social Tennis 6:30 pm Pets Holiday Party 4:30 LHPP
AC, MR 3 & 4 6 pm, ACA Solos Golf Scramble
Social Tennis 6:30 pm SCARS 7 pm, ACA
Singers, 6:45 pm, SCB Ballroom Dance Club Hiking Course TBA
Round Dancers Square Dancers Mystery Hike
7 pm, ACA 7 pm, SCB
5:45 pm, FC
Bocce, 9am, BC Bocce, 9am/1pm,
Bocce, 9am/1pm, Bocce, 9am/1pm, Bocce, 9am, BC
BC BC BC Social Tennis
Round Dancers Pet Club Tap Dancers 8:30 - 10 am
5:45 pm, FC Mtg 10 am, AC, MR 3 Horticulture 1 pm, ACA 1, 2, 3, and 4 pm, ACA HAWKS 1:30 pm, HC Bocce, 9am, BC
Theater Holiday Georgettes Practice HAWKS 1:30 pm, HC Country Line Dancers 2nd Chance Dancers 9 am - Noon, ACA Dulcimers, 10:30 am
Party 10:30 am, FC 2, 3, and 4 pm, SCB AC, MR 3 & 4
6 pm, SCB Solos Men 5:30 pm, TBD 1, 2, and 3 pm, ACA Solos Bridge
Bus. Mtg 9:30 am Softball 2 pm, Solos Thirsty Thursday 1 pm, GR
VAC Holiday Party Computer Club 1 pm, SCB Dulcimers, 6:30 pm Gtwn Softball Fields
Check Studio 5 pm, Oaks Alternative Healing
Stained Glass Potluck AC, MR 3 & 4
6 pm, The Oaks Hiking - Dam to San & Wellness
Singers, 6:45 pm, SCB Social Tennis 6:30 pm Gabriel Park 1 pm, AC
Social Tennis 6:30 pm
Hiking - Hyde Park
7 pm, SCB
Bocce, 9am, BC Bocce, 9am/1pm, Bocce, 9am/1pm, Bocce, 9am/1pm, Bocce, 9am, BC
BC BC BC Social Tennis
Woodworkers Woodworkers Bocce, 9am, BC
Computer Club HAWKS 8:30 - 10 am
1 pm, SCB 1:30 pm, HC Bd Mtg 9 am, WS 9:30 am, WS
Social Tennis 6:30 pm Garden Club Tap Dancers 2nd Chance Dancers 9 am - Noon, ACA Dulcimers, 10:30 am
1 pm, ACA 1, 2, 3, and 4 pm, ACA 1, 2, and 3 pm, ACA AC, MR 3 & 4
Square Dancers Country Line Dancers Photography Mtg.
7 pm, SCB Dulcimers, 6:30 pm 2, 3, and 4 pm, SCB 1:30pm, AC, MR 3&4
AC, MR 3 & 4
Softball 2 pm, HAWKS 1:30 pm, HC
Gtwn Softball Fields Solos Thirsty Thursday
Round Dancers Social Tennis 6:30 pm 5 pm, Oaks
5:45 pm, FC Hiking - Sun City Trail
Bocce Bocce, Bocce,
9am/1pm, BC 9am/1pm, BC 9am/1pm, BC
Social Tennis 6:30 pm Country Line Dancers HAWKS Social Tennis
Georgettes 10:30 am, FC 2, 3, and 4 pm, SCB 1:30 pm, HC 8:30 - 10 am Bocce, 9am, BC
Tap Dancers 2nd Chance Dancers Bocce,
1, 2, 3, and 4 pm, 1, 2, and 3 pm, ACA 9am/1pm, BC Dulcimers, 10:30 am
CA Ofﬁce Closed CA Ofﬁce Closed ACA
Solos Thirsty Thursday Cloggers AC, MR 3 & 4
Golf Courses Buildings Softball 2 pm, 5 pm, Oaks 9 am - Noon, ACA
Close at 3 pm Closed Gtwn Softball Fields
Golf Courses Social Tennis 6:30 pm
5:45 pm, FC Closed Solos Golf Scramble
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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
Jim Allen, Lyle Arends, Sheila Diller,
Josh Fitzgerald, Larry Seeman,
Charlotte King, Paul Thornton
Jim Carnes, Harvey Carter,
Frank Church, Greg Enterline,
Tips from the Pro Harold Monroney, Rex Neely,
Bill Saum, Mickey Wilson
From the Rules of Golf, Deﬁnitions Hours and Contacts
Golf Shop Opens 6:30 a.m.
Putting Green First Tee Time 7:30 a.m.
The putting green is all ground of the • You do not have to use a putter on the Practice Range Opens 6:30 a.m.
hole being played that is specially prepared putting green. However, care of the course Practice Range Closes One hour
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Pace of Play Tips Upcoming Clinics
Home on the Range at Legacy Hills
Many times, a group may be warned • The time to rush is between shots, not Wednesday, 10 a.m., LH
about slow play only to reply, ‘The group during your swing December 4 - Short Irons
behind us isn’t waiting, why should we • If your group is on time, that is good. December 11 - Long Irons
speed up?’ The answer is: Keep up with the There could still be a gap ahead of you if December 18 - Drivers/Woods
group ahead. These are the main scenarios the group(s) ahead are playing faster December 25 - No Clinic - Christmas
that we see: • There was a cancelled tee time ahead of Short Game Hall of Fame, WW
• If your group is not on time, do what it you Thursday, 10 a.m., WW
takes to catch up • We will encourage you to catch the group December 6 - Putting
• Be ready to play ahead to allow the groups behind to play December 13 - Chipping
• Start your preshot routine as soon as even faster December 20 - Bunkers
possible • The group behind you may not be playing December 27 - Lob Shots
• Know what club to hit on time Call to register 24 hours in advance
• Cart path only? Take more than one or • If your group uses the slow group behind Cost - $10 pp, 10 person limit
two clubs! you as a guide, you will be too slow as
• Read the green while others putt well. Don’t miss the Ladies 9-hole
• Pull the trigger in 45 seconds or less! • They may have had one bad hole (lost clinic at 9 a.m. Wednesdays.
• Play provisional balls if there is any two balls, need a ruling, etc.) and will Contact Elaine Cielo or Lee
doubt catch up soon Matthews for details.
Holiday Hours From the MGA President...
The golf courses and A look forward--Recently the SCTX club’s activities.
facilities will CLOSE at MGA held its annual meeting. During that Steve Branch - President
3 p.m. on Monday, meeting, the following slate of ofﬁcers for Bob Young - Vice President
December 24, and will 2008 was presented by the nominating com- Thurman Slack - Play Day Chairman
be closed all day Tues- mittee, was accepted, and the membership Bud Emmert - Secretary
day, December 25. voted them in as your 2008 Board commit- Howard Williams - Treasurer
tee members. As you see these men, thank Joe Denison - Communications
Regular hours New
them for their efforts on behalf of your club John Stephens - Member at Large
Years Eve and Day.
- and while you’re at it, offer to help in the Wayne Morris - Member at Large (cont.)
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Jim Hoverson - Golf Committee Representative
Bob White - Golf Committee Representative
A look back--This year, the MGA has worked on putting some ﬁnal
touches to plans started the year before by our immediate past president
Ray Regnault (Ray and Bobby Jean are moving, but Ray’s legacy will
live on in the club). At Ray’s suggestion, two Member/Member tourna-
ments were added to the schedule and much effort has gone into making
tournament planning and budget development an easier task.
This is the ﬁrst year in our history that the club has had one mem- WHITE WING
bership meeting every quarter. We all may be a bit larger around the 10/11/07 Dick Clark #15 Eagle
waist since the club, in association with its tournaments and meetings, Witnesses: Tom Steck, Howard Nitzkowski, Craig Barber
had nine functions where we all sat down and had a lunch or dinner. 10/12/07/07 Roy Smart Shot 1 stroke below his age
Perhaps the three biggest changes off the course for the member- Witnesses: Greg Guthridge, Buddy Hamilton, Bud Emmert
ship this year were 1) the MGA’s entrance into the new Web Portal and
establishment of our new micro site; 2) the utilization of the PHPList 10/15/07 Jim Taylor #1 Eagle
Witnesses: Bill Stephenitch
email program which allows us to communicate with members via
email; and 3) the initiation of the prepay entry fee system for play day 10/13/07 Larry Odom #3 Eagle
entry fees. Witnesses: John Henderson, Charlie Royalty
Just one note about the prepay entry fee program. This is the 10/16/07 Jack Joiner Shot 2 strokes below his age
resolution the MGA and CA reached regarding how to remove our entry Witnesses: Bob Harder, Jim Hissam
fee accounting issues from costing the CA additional money for the 10/17/07 Bernie Szeinbach #7 ACE
invoices required for billing the MGA membership. Now, each member Witnesses: Chuck Watt, John Shultzabarger, Keith Miller
who plans to play on Wednesdays can stop by any pro shop and pay 10/17/07 Walter Connolly #1 Eagle
(by check or cash) into his own prepay entry fee account. Then, when Witnesses: Bob Young, Jack Warner, Al Struble
members sign up for Wednesday play they will simply check the prepay
10/17/07 Buck Linscott #10 Eagle
column, and the entry fee will be deducted from their prepay account. Witnesses: Jon Uhl, Bob Harder
Think of it as a TxTag for play day entry fees; it’s quick, easy, and oh
yes, the money in your account will rollover into the new year if you 11/1/07 Cully Boudreaux #11 Eagle
still have an unused balance. Witnesses: Dick Puig, Rod Lodre, Bobby Melanson
Now, late in the year, it’s hard to remember who I’ve thanked via 11/1/07 Tom Roan #10 Eagle
this publication, so I’ll just say thanks to each and every one of you, Witnesses: Mike Tracy, Jack Joiner
the MGA membership. A volunteer at heart, I have had an exciting two 11/07 Bill Thornton #14 Eagle
years, ﬁrst as Tournament Director and, this year, as your President. Witnesses: Fred Youngs, Roger Groh, Any Woody
Both of these functions have provided me the opportunity to meet some LEGACY HILLS
of the great residents who, like me, share an interest in the game of
golf. I appreciate your support and understanding over the past two 10/12/07 Robin Hutton #4 ACE
years and I look forward to assisting the 2008 Board in carrying out Witnesses: John Donaldson, Bob Moon, Don Kirkpatrick
our tournament and play day plans for next year. 10/12/07 D. E. Wilson #1 Eagle
See you on the course more often now, I hope. Witnesses: Jeff Wiese, B. Thornton, D. Chasteen
Bob Frost, MGA President 10/18/07 Bob McMinn #2 Eagle
Witnesses: Steve Ellis, Bill Morrow, Brent Brandvold
The Susan G. Komen Rally for the Cure Golf 10/25/07 Gary McKee #2 Eagle
Tournament was a big success! See page 77. Witnesses: Jim Nelson, Ed Lux, Don Saulier
11/3/07 Byron Marks #12 ACE
Witnesses: Judi Marks, Larry Reed, Joanne Reed
Congratulations to all!
WGA - 18-Hole Schedule of Events
December 4 LH, Yr-End Luncheon/Blrm (12:30-4)
Low Gross/Low Net - Shotgun WGA - 9-Hole Schedule of Events
December 11 WW, ONES - Double Tees, 7:30 am
December 4 WWB, LN, TT 7:30 am
December 18 LH, Odd Front and Even Back -
December 11 LH Santa’s Surprise, SG, 8 am
Double Tees, 7:30 a.m.
December 25 No Play December 18 WWF, LG, TT 7:30 am
December 25 No Play
MGA - 18-Hole Schedule of Events MGA - 9-Hole Schedule of Events
December 5 2 Man Double Play Flighted
December 7 GHIN Handicap Revision December 5 2 Man Scramble, WW, Back 9
December 12 ABCD Scramble Flighted December 12 4 Man, 1 Best Ball Net, LH, Front 9
December 19 2 Man One Best Ball (Net/Flighted) December 19 4 Man, 1 Best Ball Net, LH, Back 9
December 26 Individual Low Net December 26 4 Man Scramble, WW, Front 9
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Congrats to Sun City Resident Lis Heckmann!
L is competed in her second Ironman World Championship in Hawaii on October 13.
Not only did she complete the event, she ﬁnished second in her age group. Lis trains at
home on her own programmed bike as well as at the Fitness Center consistently. She
sends out a special thanks to the Fitness Center for allowing her to use the lap pool to train. Lis
says, “The Fitness Center has deﬁnitely been a big contribution for my success. It is great for
the Sun City community to have a resident competing in such a huge event.” Lis has already
Fitness Center reserved a spot for her third Ironman next year. Great job, Lis!!
Ironman Hawaii World Championship Oct 13, 2007
Monday, Dec. 24 - Closed Division .............................W65-69
Tuesday, Dec. 25 - Closed Overall Place ........................1644
Monday, Dec. 31- Division Place ........................2/5
Total Time .................... 16:01:53
Close at 3pm
Lis Swim Time ................... 02:03:25
Tuesday, Jan. 1- Closed Swim 100m Pace .......... 00:03:15
crosses the Swim Division Place ................ 5
ﬁnish line Swim Overall Place ............ 1780
to capture Transition 1
the second Bike Time ..................... 08:13:31
place rank- Bike Pace ............................ 13.6
Caroline (care•o•line) ing in her
Rosenbaum Bike Division Place .................. 3
Bike Overall Place ............. 1710
Run Time ...................... 05:25:19
Run Pace ...................... 00:12:25
Run Division Place .................. 1
Hours of Operation Run Overall Place .............. 1534
Week Days Penalty
6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Did You Know?
Sunday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. We have heard it time and time again. Do 30 minutes of cardiovascular
exercise 5 times a week; 30 seems to be the magic number for the amount
Outdoor Pool Hours of time that ﬁtness experts and doctors require their clients and patients
November through April - Pool closes to complete in a session; 30 minutes of moderate intensity, 5 days a week
9 pm weekdays, 6pm weekends does fall into the guidelines for cardiovascular training and is typically
recommended; but did you know…. According to the ACSM guidelines and American Heart
KIDS‛ Association, only 20 minutes of vigorous (high intensity) cardio, 3 days a week, is also recom-
mended. See a personal trainer for speciﬁc guidelines and heart rate recommendations.
For Kids Ages 4-15 years Pot Luck
October through March It’s that time of year again. Reward yourself for all of the hard exercise you did all year and
join us at the Fitness Center for our annual pot luck luncheon. It will be held inside the Fitness
Daily, 1-3 p.m.,
Center aerobics room on December 3rd at 11am. Bring your favorite dish and win prizes.
New Resident Carol Baker, Land Aerobics Instructor
Carol is a certiﬁed group ﬁtness instructor through the Aerobics and Fitness Assocation of
Fitness Orientation: America. Carol has 14 years of experience teaching at the Women’s Fitness Center in Northern
Tuesday at 6:45 p.m., Virginia and has a background as a ﬂight attendant for forty-one years. Carol enjoys tennis,
Thursday at 1 p.m. reading and gardening.
Sunday, 2 p.m Carol teaches both Low Impact Aerobics and Men’s Strength classes at the Fitness Center.
No need to register ahead of time. Her Low Impact Aerobics class is on Fridays at 8 a.m. This class focuses on 45 minutes of
New members are required to attend cardiovascular exercise followed by strength training. Men’s Strength classes are on Tuesdays
Orientation prior to using the Fitness at 10:25 a.m. and focus on strength training exercises for the entire body.
Center or the swimming pools. Come down to the Fitness Center and try a class with Carol!
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December Health Nut - Curt Rutledge
By John Davis days a week. He runs each dog a mile and takes
C urt and his wife Maureen moved to Sun City
in 2003. Curt is retired from teaching and
coaching in the Chicago area. They ﬁrst
discovered Sun City during a long winter camping
trip and were drawn by the friendliness of the native
out three to six dogs per visit, weather permitting.
On non-dog days, he runs three to ﬁve miles on
the Sun City trails or on a treadmill at the Fitness
Center. Curt ﬁnds the pools are great for stretching
and relaxing following a run. He also bikes 25 to
Texans, the weather, and the active life style. 30 miles per week, mostly around Sun City.
Curt claims to have started exercising when Curt considers daily exercise to be an essential
he ﬁrst rolled over in his crib more than sixty years part of his life. He had a near fatal heart attack at
ago. During high school and college, he ran cross- age forty-ﬁve, and feels that, without a lifetime of
country and track. His time in the Marine Corps exercise, he may not have made it out of his 40s.
added to his exercise routine. After college, Curt He feels that “Life is good” with exercise.
continued running in road races and marathons.
The Rutledges have a passion for travel and
photography. Last February Curt ran in a very in- Some folks have been
teresting 5K race in Ubud, Bali, which took runners observed parking in ADA
along narrow paths through rice ﬁelds and across (handicapped) spots, who
dikes. Curt also has a great interest in bicycling, and appear to have no handi-
has pedaled across numerous states and has made cap. It’s not just a code
several journeys in Asia. thing. We actually do have people here
As a volunteer at the Georgetown Animal with handicaps.
Shelter for the past three years, Curt takes out the
Remember, Mr. Etiquette is watching.
big dogs for runs in San Gabriel Park two or three
Group Exercise Schedule - December
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
8:00 – 9:00 8:00 – 9:00 8:00 – 9:00 8:00 – 9:00 8:00 – 9:00 11:30 a.m. (FREE)
Aqua Conditioning Fun/Fit Aquacizers Aqua Conditioning Fun/Fit Aquacizers Aqua Conditioning 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
Men’s/Women Strength Advanced Step Men’s Women’s Strength Advanced Step Men’s/Women Strength Saturdays ONLY
9:15 – 10:15 9:15 – 10:15 9:15 – 10:15 9:15 – 10:15 9:15 – 10:15
Aqua Fit Aqua Fit Aqua Fit Aqua Fit Aqua Fit KEY: Bolded
10:25 – 11:25 10:30 – 11:30 10:25 – 11:25 10:30 – 11:30 items are for ALL
10:30 – 11:30
Power Aqua Men’s Strength Sit to be Fit Men’s Strength Sit to be Fit LEVELS – even
if you have “never
11:45 – 12:45 10:30 – 11:30 10:30 – 11:30 10:30 – 11:30 10:30 – 11:30 ever” exercised
Deep H20 Twinges/Hinges Power Aqua Twinges & Hinges Power Aqua before!
12:45 – 1:45 11:30 – 12:30 11:45 – 12:45 11:30 – 12:30 11:45 – 12:45 NOTE: All classes
Sit to be Fit Gentle Yoga Jazzercise Gentle Yoga Jazzercise are subject to
2:00 – 3:00 12:00 – 1:00 11:45 – 12:45 12:00 – 1:00 12:50 – 1:50 change without
Mat Pilates Aqua Conditioning Deep H20 Aqua Conditioning Stability Ball Training notice. Please check
the schedule in the
3:15 – 4:30 1:30 – 2:30 12:50 – 1:50 12:30 – 1:30 2:00 – 3:00 Fitness Center.
Restorative Yoga Gentle Aqua Recovery Stability Ball Training Tai Chi Line Dancing (Int)
NOTE: Red Classes
2:15 – 3:15 2:00 – 3:00 1:30 – 2:30 3:15 – 4:30 require special rate.
Mat Pilates Mat Pilates Gentle Aqua Recovery Restorative Yoga
3:30 – 4:30 3:15 – 4:30 2:15 – 3:15
Jazzercise Lite Restorative Yoga Mat Pilates
4:30 – 5:30 JB & Gregory 3:30 – 4:30
Yoga CW 2-step, Level 1, 6:00 Jazzercise Lite
Night Club 2-Step 7:00
5:45 – 6:45 5:45 – 6:45
Aqua Conditioning Aqua Conditioning
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Health Seminars other than CA sponsored
seminars are listed on page 76.
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, December 6, 3-5 p.m., at the Scott
& White Conference Room. The guest speaker will be Dr. Ross
Tobleman from the Emergency Medicine Department at Scott &
White, Round Rock. Everyone is welcome. For more information,
call Leila Wiltse at 864-7439 or Pat Morrison at 868-5260.
Grief Grief Support Group, 1st & 3rd Tuesdays each month,
1:30-3 p.m., in the Scott & White Clinic Classroom. Facilitated by
Vicki Jordan, LCSW, Clinical Social Worker with Scott & White
Hospice. Anyone interested may contact Vicki at 512-784-8984.
Low Vision Support Group Meets third Tuesday each
month at St. David’s Georgetown Hospital, Conference Room
3 North from 10:30 a.m. - noon. If you have any questions, call
Buford Minter at 868-9533.
Parkinson’s Disease The Parkinson’s Support Group
that usually meets the last Thursday of the month at Scott and
White Clinic at 2 p.m., will not meet in December due to the
Post Polio Survivors For information, contact LaNell
Champion [E-mail email@example.com] or Phone
Prostate Cancer Scott & White Clinic – Sun City, 3 p.m.,
December 13, and every second Thursday of each month. Open
meeting - Questions from newcomers and others; round table
discussion. The mission of this local support group is to share
information relating to the treatment of prostate cancer, and strate-
gies to help prevent or avoid its possible recurrence. EVERYONE
IS WELCOME -- in particular wives, girlfriends, and anyone
interested – especially survivors and those who have been diag-
nosed with a prostate disease. For details, contact Roe Mackey
(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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Christmas is an annual holiday
that celebrates the birth of Jesus
Christ, who Christians believe is the
son of God. Christmas festivities often
combine the commemoration of Jesus’
birth with various customs and tradi-
tions, including the display of Nativity
scenes, Holly and Christmas trees,
and the exchange of gifts and cards.
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Travel Seminars other than CA sponsored seminars are listed on page 76.
Memorial, guided tour of the National Gallery of Art, National
CA Sponsored Extended Travel Museum of American Indian. The nation’s capital is more exciting
Enjoy all the beneﬁts of a Collette or Premier Vacation with deluxe Trains of the Colorado Rockies – June 7, 2008
motorcoach, hotel transfers, baggage handling and a professional tour 9 Days, 12 Meals, Rt Air, Insurance Included; $2419 pp Dbl Occ.,
director. To book any of the Collette or Premier trips, please pick up Deposit $220 per person due prior to January 7, 2008
your ﬂyers in C.A. Ofﬁce and complete the reservation form, returning Trains of the Colorado Rockies:
it to the CA ofﬁce. Deposits are required to secure your space. You will Join Collette Vacations on a journey
be contacted to authorize ﬁnal payment prior to processing. through natural beauty as you traverse
the Colorado Rockies, replete with
Sun City Group Travel Collette 2008 Alpine lakes, towering peaks, and
Beijing City Stay – March 4, 2008 - SOLD OUT! rolling meadows. Ride aboard the famous Durango and Silverton
Narrow Gauge Railroad through southwestern Colorado’s San Juan
Wait List Available Mountains. Journey on the world’s highest cog railroad to Pike’s
9 Days, 15 Meals Rt Air, Fuel Surcharge, Insurance Included; $1949 Peak, a stunning backdrop for Colorado Springs. Spend two nights
pp Dbl Occ., Deposit $370 per person. Space is limited-Don’t Wait!! in Durango, a fun ﬁlled cowboy town where you can relive the excite-
Beijing China! This price is not a typo! Imagine a nine day trip to ment of the Old West.
China including round trip air from Austin, hotel transfers, insurance, Highlights: Denver, Rocky Mountain National Park, Georgetown
fuel surcharge, 5-star hotel, guided tours, 15 meals, and tax; all for under Loop Railroad, Vail, Grand Junction, Durango & Silverton Railroad,
two thousand dollars per person. Don’t miss your opportunity to visit Durango, Mesa Verde National Park, Royal Gorge Railroad, Colorado
the Great Wall of China, the Peking Opera, the Beijing Zoo, Tianan- Springs, Pike’s Peak Cog Railway, Garden of the Gods.
men Square, Valley of the Ming Tombs, the Temple of Heaven and Please Note: This tour includes traveling to high altitudes, ap-
Summer Palace. Option add on excursions include the world-famous proximately 14,110 feet, and may not be suitable for some residents.
Beijing Acrobatic Show and a visit to the Terra-Cotta Warriors Museum. We suggest you contact your physician if you have any concerns.
Branson Musical Getaway! April 5, 2008
6 Days, 9 Meals, Rt Air, Insurance, 8 Show Tickets Included; $1589 pp Exploring Greece and Its Islands
Dbl Occ., Deposit $240 per person, due prior to December 5, 2007 October 10, 2008 – Featuring Mykonos, Santorini, and
Branson Musical Get- Classical Greece. 15 Days, 22 Meals, Rt
away: Enjoy an array of Air, Insurance Included; $4249 pp Dble
spectacular shows on your Occ., Deposit $450 per person due prior
getaway to the midwest’s en-
tertainment capital, Branson,
to April 14, 2008
Exploring Greece and Its Islands: Dis-
Missouri. You’ll be treated to
cover the beauty and timeless wonder found
performances by Branson’s
only in Greece. From the colorful Greek Islands
most popular performers.
to historic classical Greece, every day is ﬁlled
Enjoy electrifying produc-
with new and wonderful experiences. Spend
tions that include everything from classical to country, showcased
ﬁve leisurely nights immersed in the island splendor of Mykonos and
in phenomenal theaters. Included in your vacation are eight shows
Santorini. Join the local expert exploring Athens’ fascinating monu-
providing non-stop entertainment! Shoji Tabuchi, The Dutton Family,
ments, including the famed Acropolis.
Doug Gabriel Show, Yakov Smirnoff, Branson Variety Theatre and
Visit a Byzantine monastery in Meteora and learn about the de-
The Hughes Brothers. Whether you’re looking for singing, comedy,
vout lifestyle of the monks who live there. Explore the grandeur of
banjo-playing, ﬁddling, Broadway-style revues, magic, big band,
Olympia, birthplace of the Olympic Games. Sample the ﬁnest wines
country, or pop… Branson has it!
in Greece during a winery tour on Santorini. This and more can be
Spirit of Washington, D.C. – May 22, 2008 yours on Exploring Greece with Collette!
5 days, 7 Meals, Rt Air, Insurance Included; $1559 pp Dble Occ. Quebec Holidays! December 4, 2008
Deposit $160 per person due prior to January 21, 2008
Spirit of Washington, D.C.: As a symbol
Featuring Fairmont’s Queen Elizabeth, Le Manoir Richelieu
of democracy and repository of American his- and Chateau Frontenac. 7 Days, 9 Meals,
tory, Washington, D. C. holds a unique place in Rt Air, Insurance Included; $1969 pp Dble
the hearts and minds of the American people. Occ. Deposit $370 per person, due prior
Major new museums have recently opened to to July 4, 2008
showcase special collections and the hallowed Quebec Holidays: Your tour begins in
World War II Memorial now graces the Na- the second largest French-speaking city in the
tional Mall. In addition, Washington, D.C., is world, Montreal! Famous for its European
home to excellent theater, music and sumptuous style, culinary delights, and trend setting fashion,
restaurants. Learn more about the history of the nation’s capital Montreal will delight you. Arrive at the lovely
and enjoy special programs at the newest Smithsonian museums, Fairmont Queen Elizabeth, your home while in Montreal. Visit Notre
including the National Museum of American Indian. Also, enjoy Dame Cathedral for the famous light show where you will learn about
unscheduled time to pursue individual interests. Highlights: Narrated the cathedral’s history and the impact it has made on the city. Stroll
coach tour of the Monuments and Memorials Tour; World War II through charming Baie-Saint-Paul and sample its many galleries, bou-
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tiques and cafes. Enjoy a stay in the world-famous Fairmont Chateau
Frontenac, beautifully dressed for the holidays! Awake to the stunning
Travel Associates Group Tours 2008
Friends and Family are welcome from anywhere. All tours
panorama from your hotel. From the summit of Pointe-au-Pic Cliff, escorted by Bob and Nancy Stine, Sun City Residents.
Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu towers majestically over the estuary Spring in Big Bend National Park, March 6 – 10, 2008
of the St. Lawrence River. Step back in time visiting Quebec City Two (2) nights at Chisos Mountain Lodge in Big Bend and two
where traditional stone buildings line the river and cobblestone streets (2) nights in Alpine. The Gage Hotel in Marathon, Park Ranger
are lined with artists. guided tour of Big Bend, Terlingua, Lajatis, Marfa Lights,
Begin your holidays with the magic and charm of Quebec. Fort Davis, McDonald Observatory and much more.
This trip is nearly full so don’t hesitate.
Sun City Group Travel Premier 2008 Natchez Spring Pilgrimage, March 11 – 14, 2008
Bayou Bend in Houston, McFaddin Ward House in Beaumont,
Spanish Highlights – March 4, 2008 tour four homes in Natchez including Longwood, Natchez Trace
9 Days, 11 Meals, Rt Air, Insurance Included; $2468 pp Dble Parkway, Vicksburg Military Park, historic Vicksburg, Caddio
Occ. Featuring Madrid, Seville, Ronda, Mijas, Granada, To- Lake Tour, Historic Jefferson, Texas.
ledo. Deposit $669 per person, due prior with reservation. Michigan, Holland Tulip Festival, Niagara Falls, May 8-16
Final Payment due no later than Decebmer 20, 2007 Henry Ford Museum and Greenﬁeld Village, Holland Tulip
Spanish Highlights: Begin your Festival, Mackinac Island Tour with lunch at the Grand Hotel,
Soo Locks, Frankenmuth and Bronner’s Christmas Wonderland,
Spanish experience by embarking on a
Niagara Falls Tour with lunch and dinner.
Madrid City Tour which includes a tour
This trip is beginning to ﬁll up so don’t hesitate.
of the Royal Palace. The AVE Bullet Canadian Rockies Getaway, October 1 – 10, 2008
Train will transport you from Madrid Seattle, Victoria, Butchart Gardens, Vancouver, two day Rocky
to Seville with a ride through the Span- Mountain Train trip, Jasper, Ice Fields Parkway and Snowcoach,
ish countryside. Your Seville city tour Lake Louise, and Banff. We will offer two-tier pricing so you
includes the impressive Cathedral of can select the lodging in Jasper and Banff that ﬁts your budget.
Seveille and the Giralda Bell Tower. Please call for NEW pricing options.
On to Ronda, where you will enjoy a walking tour of this interesting Several reservations have already been made, limit is 40.
agricultural city, home of modern bullﬁghting. Continue on to the Ozark Christmas, Branson MO. November 8 – 14, 2008
charming town of Mijas, on the Costa del Sol, before traveling to A Disney World Christmas, December 6 – 12, 2008
Granada. The highlight of this tour inevitably will be the visit to the 2009 Rose Parade and Tour, Dec. 27, 08’ – Jan. 2, 09’
Alhambra Palace and Generalife, Granada’s main attraction. One of For detailed itineraries please call Bob Stine, Travel Associ-
the most brilliant jewels of universal architecture, the Alhambra is a ates (512) 869-8629, Nstinemas5@aol.com
series of palaces and gardens built under the Nazari Dynasty in the 14th
Century. Last stop, Toledo, capital of Spain from the Gothic epoch
until 1560 and one of the most important centers of European medieval
history. Enjoy Spring in Spain with this Spanish Highlights tour!
California Rail Discovery – April 30, 2008
– Featuring San Francisco, Lake Tahoe & the Napa Valley
Wine Train. 7 Days, 10 Meals, Rt Air, Insurance Included;
$1878 pp Dble Occ. Deposit $429 per person.
California Rail Discovery Tour
Highlights: Enjoy a wine tasting and
luncheon onboard the train as you roll
through California’s most famous wine
region on the Napa Valley Wine Trail.
Board an Amtrak Train for a Sierra
Nevada Rail Journey through beautiful
snowcapped Sierra Nevada Mountains
to the Reno/Lake Tahoe area. Travel
through Carson City on your way to visit Virginia City, site of the
Comstock Lode and once the richest place in the world. Delight in
a Lake Tahoe Paddlewheeler Cruise with spectacular views of Em-
erald Bay. Your San Francisco city tour features Chinatown, Twin
Peaks, the Golden Gate Park, Seal Rocks, Fisherman’s Wharf and
more. Sacramento brings a little history to the tour, showing off
the State Capitol, Governor’s Mansion, Sutter’s Fort State Historic
Park, the California Railroad Museum and Old Town Sacramento.
Experience the beauty of the bay area with Premier World Discov-
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Cape Cod and the Islands Southern Caribbean on RCCL’s Grandeur of
September 7-13, 2008 the Seas
7 Days, 9 Meals, Rt Air, Insurance Included; $1928 pp Dble Occ April 19, 2008: 7-Night Southern Caribbean. NEW Itiner-
Boston, Hyannis, Martha’s Vineyard, Newport ary Ports of Call: San Juan, Puerto Rico; Charlotte Amalie,
DeposDeposit $429 per person Due prior with reservation St. Thomas; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; Tortola, British Virgin
Final Payment Due no later than June 24, 2008 slands; Kings Wharf, Bermuda; Baltimore, Maryland
Cape Cod and the Islands: Enjoy six lei- Contact brochure agent for current pricing and availability.
surely nights at the Radisson Hotel Hyannis in One of the hottest Caribbean sails is
Hyannis, Massachusetts, for this colorful New the Southern itinerary. Here’s your chance
England retreat. Visit Plymouth Plantation, the to get in on a one of a kind repositioning
Mayﬂower II, and see the famous Plymouth cruise. Complimentary bottle of champagne,
Rock. Enjoy a Hyannis Harbor Cruise featur- fruit basket and plate of delectable chocolate
ing views of the Kennedy Compound. Take a cookies and milk will be waiting for you in
two-hour train journey via the Cape Cod Cen- your cabin!
tral Railroad passing through cranberry bogs, Your-all inclusive vacation includes:
natural woodlands, and lush marshes. Spend the day visiting historic Selected shipboard accommodations, port
Boston; view Boston Commons, the Old State House, the Old North charges, taxes and fees, prepaid gratuities,
Church, Beacon Hill, Old Ironsides and more. Start you day aboard a round trip airfare and all transfers from airport to/from port. All cabins
ferry as you travel to Martha’s Vineyard. Tour the colorful Victorian are subject to current pricing and availability. Insurance is highly sug-
cottages and enjoy picturesque Aquinnah Lighthouse and Gay Head. gested and may be added at an additional fee. A Sun City shuttle to
Your farewell lobster dinner will take place in Newport, Rhode Island the Austin Airport will be offered at an additional fee, pending interest.
after a guided tour of The Breakers Mansion. This New England Fall Your deposit of $250.00 per person is due with your reservation.
Spectacular can be yours by ﬁlling out the reservation form in the Please contact the travel agency on the ﬂyer for current pricing. Final
CA Ofﬁce! payment due no later than February 9, 2008.
Alaska Cruise and Land Tour
CA Sponsored Cruises 10 night Royal Caribbean cruise with 3 days land touring
June 6, 2008 – June 16, 2008
To book any of the Sun City Cruises, please pick up your ﬂyers Contact brochure agent for current pricing and availability.
in C.A. Ofﬁce and complete the reservation form. Deposits are A journey to Alaska wouldn’t be com-
required to secure your space. All pricing is subject to avail- plete without a journey deep into the heart
ability and change. Cruise brochures and registration forms of Alaska. Reserve your cabin now for this
are available at the CA ofﬁce. 7-night Alaska cruise departing Vancouver
2007 Royal New Year’s Celebration – RCCL BC with 3-nights land tour.
Your cruise portion of this package will
Voyager of the Seas – Galveston Departure visit the historic Alaska towns of Ketchikan,
December 30, 2007 - January 6, 2008 –7-Night Western Skagway, and Icy Strait Point, with one day
Caribbean Cruise. Ports: Roatan, Costa Maya, Cozumel of scenic cruising on the Inside Passage and one day of cruising the
Contact brochure agent for current pricing and availability. Hubbard Glacier.
The Voyager of the Seas is coming to You’ll be transferred by deluxe motor coach from Seward to
Galveston, and you can experience a very Anchorage to enjoy an included tour of the Native Heritage Center fol-
special cruise on one of the most innovative lowed by a night at the Anchorage Marriott Hotel. The next day, you’ll
vessels at sea. Begin your New Year’s Eve travel by glass domed rail car to Denali National Park, Alaska’s most
Celebration in one of Voyager’s sparkling popular destination and home to North America’s largest mountain, Mt.
dining rooms, then choose from many live McKinley. Overnight at the Denali Hotel is included. Your next day
music choices to dance the night away. Take will be ﬁlled with the beauty of taiga forests, rolling tundra, and Alaska
in the action at the disco or casino. Or get a native wildlife as you tour Denali National Park. After this tour, you’ll
start on your New Year’s resolutions with a again be transferred by domed rail car to Fairbanks, where you’ll stay
at the Fairbanks Hotel before returning home.
visit to the ﬁtness center, spa or sport court.
Oceanview and balcony accommodations are available on the
Then, turn up the heat on 2008 with a visit to Roatan, Honduras.
beautiful Radiance of the Seas. Prices include cruise, round trip air from
This truly unspoiled island is surrounded by the world’s second-largest Austin, TX, all taxes and fees, hotel accommodations on land, included
coral reef and some of the most pure and untouched beaches in the Carib- tours speciﬁed above, transportation on land by motor coach and train,
bean. Next, explore Mayan ruins in Costa Maya, Mexico. In Cozumel, and all transfers.
Mexico, you can take a Jeep-safari adventure or join the Fiesta party Deposits are $250 per person and required at the time of your
boat for a day of fun in the sun. reservation. Reservations are subject to availability.
Prices include port fees and taxes. Shuttle pricing to Galveston is Transportation from Sun City to Austin airport is available at additional
not included and requires 10 or more in the group. Trip Insurance is cost, and, as always, travel protection insurance is recommended and is
highly recommended, as usual. available at additional cost. Don’t miss this opportunity to experience
Alaska in all its glory! Pick up a reservation form at the Community
Association ofﬁce today!
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Royal Hawaiian Cruise they shake, rattle and roll down Santa Claus Lane. It’s great fun for
15 Night Royal Caribbean everyone. Get your tickets early because seats go fast for this wildly
popular holiday shindig.
Hawaii Circle Cruise
October 11, 2008 – October 26, San Antonio Symphony and Mastersingers
2008. Contact brochure agent for cur- present Handel’s Messiah at the Majestic Theater
rent pricing and availability. plus Dinner at Clear Springs, New Braunfels
Reserve your cabin now on this unique
sailing to paradise! The Radiance of the Seas
Friday, December 14, Depart VCPL,
will sail this special itinerary only 4 times in 4 p.m., Return 11:30 p.m., $68 pp
2008! See the spectacular nighttime eruptions of Mount Kilauea on a Brilliant conductor James Judd directs
special evening sail. Overnight in both Lahaina and Honolulu allow- the San Antonio Symphony and Mastersingers
ing you more time to take in a Luau, learn to surf, visit the Polynesian along with a stunning quartet of vocal soloists
Cultural Center or Pearl Harbor. With port calls in Hilo and Kona, in Handel’s timeless oratorio Messiah, featuring
you can walk through black sand beaches & botanical gardens or take Christine Brandes, soprano; Krisztina Szabo,
a helicopter ride. And, since this is Hawaii, don’t forget the golf, div- mezzo-soprano; Benjamin Butterﬁeld, tenor; and
ing, or snorkeling! Joshua Hopkins, baritone. Launch your holiday
You will also have plenty of time to enjoy the Radiance of the Seas, season with this inspired masterpiece – one of the
a destination of its own. Launched in 2001, the Radiance is a class-act most popular works in the history of music.
vessel complete with ShipShape Spa, rock climbing wall, sport court, Dinner will be held at the Clear Springs Restaurant in New
specialty restaurants, nightclubs, casino, and extensive daily activities Braunfels, where you will enjoy some real country cooking! Diners
from which to choose. There are even self-leveling pool tables! will have a choice of chicken, shrimp, or catﬁsh with all the ﬁxings
Shuttle pricing to Austin Airport is not included and requires and iced tea or water.
10 or more in the group. Trip Insurance is highly recommended as Your ticket price includes your transportation, dinner, and theater
usual. Deposit is only $450 per person. Reservations are subject to tickets.
Final payments will be due on or before August 1, 2008.
San Antonio Symphony
Holiday Pops at the Majestic Theater
CA Sponsored Outings Sunday, December 23, depart VCPL 12
noon, Return 5:45 p.m., $60 pp
Celebrate this holiday season by joining the
The following outings have sold out: Symphony for a fun-ﬁlled program of singing,
dancing and holiday cheer with this world-class
Let’s Do Austin - Laguna Gloria orchestra, Symphony Mastersingers, and other
Domain Shopping - Zilker LIghts special guests, under the direction of Robert Moody. Your fee includes
a holiday box lunch and bottled water.
San Antonio Holiday River Cruise
VIP Tickets - Trans Siberian Orchestra with
Trip to the Lights Fantastic
Holiday Dinner, Frank Erwin Center, Austin
Weihnacten in Fredericksburg Wednesday, December 26, Depart VCPL 4:15pm,
Plaid Tidings • Jersey Boys Return approximately 11:30 p.m., $110 pp
Tuna Christmas Tickets subject to availability. Please call Teri, 864-1107.
Your ticket includes de-
There is a ticket wait list available for these outings in the luxe motor coach transporta-
CA ofﬁce. Put your name on the list, and if someone can- tion, holiday themed meal,
cels, you will have the opportunity to purchase their ticket. VIP priority seats and an after
concert meet and greet with the
Rockin’ Christmas Party at artists. For the younger side
of Sun City, one of the hottest
Zachary Scott Theatre, Austin holiday concert tickets of the
Thursday, December 13, Depart season!
VCPL at 6:30 p.m., return at 11 If you grew up with Pink
p.m., $40 pp Floyd, Queen and the Electric Light Orchestra, then you’re probably
Rockin’ Christmas Party turns four- familiar with the Trans Siberian Orchestra and you know that this is
teen this year, reigning as one of the not your ordinary orchestra.
longest-running Austin traditions of all Each fall, twenty-seven performers, including a six-piece rock
time. Bigger, brighter, and merrier than band, an eight-piece string orchestra, eight lead and backup singers
ever, our award-winning cast sure knows and a narrator hit the road and ﬁll the stage, spending the evening
how to put the Christmas spirit in your heart – and your bootie! – as performing a rock opera of holiday song and story, all bathed in a 2
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million dollar light spectacular.
You may be familiar with some of their most famous songs:
Christmas Canon and the Wizards of Winter, which many of you know The Activities Program is
better as the Budweiser holiday commercial - the house with brilliantly expanding and we’re look-
syncopated Christmas lights. ing for a few detail oriented
Our TSO holiday rock spectacular begins with a VIP dining volunteers to join our Trip
experience at the Frank Erwin Center. At this time, this year’s menu Planners Group. Were you a former trip escort, a travel
has not been set; however, it will be similar to what was offered last
December: self serve buffet featuring Prime Rib, Roast Pork, plenty guide or maybe you just have a knack for organization and
of sides, desserts, water, iced tea and coffee. Alcohol and wine are a love of travel? If this describes you, perhaps you’re what
available at an additional cost. we’re looking for! This job requires people to research,
VIP seating with an excellent view of the stage is being held for plan and implement local tour groups of approximately
us, courtesy of the Frank Erwin Center. As of this date, tickets have 54 people, as well as co-escort and assist in other trips.
not been released to the general public, so we’ve been able to secure
great seats! TSO will be available after the performance in the lobby
General knowledge of the area, minimum of one year SC
to meet and greet any and all patrons who wish to stop by to chat or resident, experience in customer service and computer
obtain an autograph or photograph. So bring your camera along! skills are preferable. Applications are available at the
Please get down to the CA ofﬁce as soon as possible to purchase CA Ofﬁce. Candidates will be contacted to schedule an
your tickets. If there is not enough interest this trip will be cancelled interview.
as the tickets are being held for us as a courtesy for a limited period
of time prior to public release.
LBJ Library/Whole Foods - Austin
Specialty Dining at Jasper’s Gourmet Thursday, January 10, Depart VCPL at 9:15 a.m.,
Backyard Cuisine at “The Domain,” Austin Return by 4:30 p.m., $31 pp
Must sign up by DECEMBER 31! The Lyndon Baines Johnson
Library and Museum houses the ar-
Wednesday, Feb. 13, Depart VCPL at chives of the LBJ presidency, which
4:30 p.m., Return 10:30 p.m., $95 pp includes 45 million pages of historical
This is your chance to be a part of a dining documents used primarily by schol-
extravaganza, by special reservation! ars, 650,000 photos, one million feet
Since the opening of its ﬁrst location in of motion picture film, and 5,000
the Dallas area and second location in the hours of recordings from the public careers of Lyndon B. Johnson and
Houston area, Jasper’s was named one of those of his close associates. The museum provides year-round public
Esquire Magazine’s Top 20 Best New Res- viewing of its permanent historical and cultural exhibits including Head
taurants in America and Texas Monthly’s 10 of State Gifts, Gifts from the American People, a seven-eighths scale
Best New Restaurants in Texas. It was this replica of the Oval Ofﬁce and The First Lady’s Gallery.
show of support that enticed executive chef Lunch is southern comfort food at Threadgill’s World Head-
and owner, Kent Rathbun, to take his “gourmet backyard cuisine” to quarters on West Riverside Drive. For the true Austin experience,
the backyard of Austin. Threadgill’s restaurants are landmarks; the atmosphere, only the
The price for this wonderful dining experience includes a gourmet friendliest wait staff, and vittles are strictly Austin and cannot be
meal (menu options are listed below) with a choice of one of three replicated anywhere.
entrees, dessert, tax, gratuity, and motor coach transportation. A cash After lunch we’ll stop at Whole Foods where you will have time
bar will be available for your choice of wines. to do some browsing and shopping in the market or immediate area
MENU: Appetizer: Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes with Tomatillo- shops. Your ticket is for transportation, library, lunch; purchase ticket
Serrano Cream and Jicama-Tortilla Slaw; Salad: Jasper’s Greens at CA ofﬁce.
with Caramelized Shallots, Candied Pecans and Blue Cheese; Entrees SEG – Escort; Peggy Lindsay, 819-9050
- Choice of one: 1) Pan Seared Salmon and Grilled Asparagus with
Creamy Mascarpone Polenta; 2) Texas Peach Barbecued Pork Ten- Tours of State Capitol, Bullock Texas History
derloin with Bourbon Cream Corn and Scallion Twice-Baked Potato;
or 3) Salt Crusted Prime Rib with French Onion Jus and Baby Baked
Museum; IMAX and Spirit Theaters, plus Lunch
Potato; Dessert - Choice of One: Rick’s “Rockin” Chocolate Cake with Day Trip: Tuesday, January 15, $39pp, Depart VCPL at
Vanilla Ice Cream, or Butterﬁnger Crème Brulee with Homemade 8:30 a.m.; Return by 5 p.m.
Butterﬁnger. Looking for a fun, stress-free
Say YES to a very special evening, complete with astonishing outing to relieve the after-holiday
cuisine, premium service, modern and elegant ambience - a delightful doldrums? Hop onto our bus for a
evening for ALL. leisurely ride into downtown Austin,
Please sign up at the CA Ofﬁce by Dec. 31 as early reservations enjoy a guided, 45-minute tour of
are needed. Appropriate attire required. our beautiful state Capitol building,
SEG - Escort Peggy Jarvis 686-1503 and then re-board the bus for the short trip to the Bob Bullock Texas
State History Museum, a magniﬁcent building with three stories of
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fascinating displays of Texas history.
If you haven’t done this trip in a while, you may want to repeat Rose – by Olympia Dukakis, Paramount
it, as the museum features continually changing special exhibits, plus
continually changing IMAX shows. We guarantee that every time you Theater, Austin
visit you will learn something that you hadn’t known before. January 26, Depart VCPL at 6:30
Both the Capitol and the Museum are handicap accessible, al- p.m., return 11:30 p.m. $80 pp
though we will cover much ground in both buildings, with our special, You know her from her films
docent-guided tours in each location. Moonstruck, Steel Magnolias and Mr.
Special price of only $39 per person pays for transportation, Holland’s Opus, now see this Academy-
docent-led tour of the state Capitol building, museum exhibits with Award winning actress live onstage in
docent-led tour; IMAX show at Austin’s only IMAX theater (Title is the intimate portrayal of “Rose.” In the one-woman play, Olympia
not yet ﬁrm with the museum, but have you ever seen a poor IMAX Dukakis portrays 80-year-old Rose who tells her story, an epic journey
show?); lunch in the museum’s ﬁne Story of Texas Cafe (soup, sand- of one Ukrainian Jewish woman through the 20th century. Bring a
wich, chips, cookie, & drink); AND the Texas Spirit Theater (Star of handkerchief you will be sobbing just as surely as you will jump to
Destiny interactive show). your feet cheering and applauding wildly at its triumphant end. Rose,
The Bullock Museum trip is always popular, and we’ve added the as only Olympia can portray her.
Capitol tour to give you even more value for your bucks, so hurry and
bring your checks for $39 per person, all inclusive, to the CA Front Glenn Miller Orchestra Concert
Ofﬁce before this event sells out!
SEG - Escort: Judy, 864-7218 Matinee at Leander PAC - New!
Sunday, February 10, $40 pp
Esther’s Follies – Austin Depart VCPL at 1:15 p.m.;
Thursday, January 17, and Thursday, January 31 return 5:30 p.m.
Depart VCPL 6:30 p.m., Return 10.45 p.m., $32 pp THEY’RE BACK! Remember
Texas’ Premiere Magic and “Moonlight Serenade,” “Perﬁdia,”
Comedy Troupe! For more than and all the other immortal favorites
a quarter century, the folks at of that unique sound? If you missed
Esther’s Pool have kept Austin this concert in 2007, don’t miss it in 2008 – another opportunity to hear
rolling with laughter. Part magic again that muting of the brass and the mellow sound of the trombone;
show, part vaudeville review, part music smooth as honey, sharp as a tack, and oh, so classy!
improve tour-de-force, Esther’s Considered one of the greatest bands of all time, the present
Follies takes no prisoners, offering World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra is the most popular and sought
biting, hilarious satire on all the after big band in the world today, for both concert and swing dance
news makers and events ﬁt to parody. engagements. The present orchestra was formed in 1956, and has
“Here is a show that is utterly fun, exciting, and polished. The Follies been touring consistently ever since, playing an average of 300 live
is a vaudevillian escape reminiscent of Manhattan’s mid-19th-century dates a year all around the world. Trombonist Larry O’Brien is the
Bowery Theatre ….” – Austin Chronicle orchestra’s present musical director. Your ticket includes transporta-
This is always a sell out Sun City favorite so get your tickets early. tion and reserved seating.
Don’t miss your chance to spend an evening ﬁlled with spontaneous SEG; Peggy Lindsay, 819-9050
Salado and Killeen - New!
Camelot Starring Lou Diamond Phillips Lunch and Mayborn Planetarium Shows
New! The Majestic Theater, San Antonio Tuesday, February 12, $38 pp
Wednesday, January 23, $68 pp Depart VCPL at 10:30 a.m.; return
Depart VCPL 5 p.m.; return approxi- by 4:30 p.m.
Looking for a break from February
mately at Midnight, $68 pp
boredom? Just step onto our comfy bus,
Enjoy Lerner & Loewe’s Camelot! Ar- take the short ride to Salado, and have a
thur’s enchanted kingdom, Camelot, is a place sumptuous lunch at the acclaimed, historic Salado Stagecoach Inn.
where honor and chivalry reign. But, can this Our lunch will include a cup of chicken broth, hush puppies, chicken-
idyllic land survive when Queen Guenevere salad plate with fruit and banana fritters, peach cobbler with vanilla
falls in love with Sir Lancelot? The splendid, ice cream, and your choice of beverage.
memorable score includes the romantic and Then, re-board the bus for the short drive to Killeen, to the
haunting “If Ever I Would Leave You,” the Mayborn Planetarium, where we will enjoy the IMAX-like show
captivating “How to Handle a Woman” and Cosmic Voyage, which mixes ground-breaking computer animation
the majestic “Camelot.” 1961 Tony Awards: with cutting-edge science to give us a sweeping view of the universe,
Best Actor in a Musical (winner); Best Scenic and then back down to the sub-nuclear realm—a guided tour across
Design Musical (winner); Best Costume Design Musical (winner); Best some 42 orders of magnitude. Cosmic Voyage explores some of the
Conductor and Musical Director (winner); Best Actress in a Musical greatest scientiﬁc theories, many of which have never before been
(nominee). Re-discover the grandeur of one of history’s greatest love visualized on ﬁlm.
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Continued from previous page Sir James Galway; The Man with the
After that show, we will enjoy another - Cowboy Astronomer,
a skillfully woven tapestry of star tales and Native American leg- Golden Flute - New!
ends, combined with constellation identiﬁcation, star-hopping, and The Majestic Theater, San Antonio
astronomy tidbits—all told from the unique viewpoint of a cowboy Saturday, February 16, $55 pp
astronomer who has traveled the world plying his trade and learning Depart VCPL 5 p.m., return approxi-
the sky along the way.
Following these two shows, we will enjoy the “Stars at Night”
mately at Midnight
The San Antonio Symphony presents Flau-
presentation by the in-house expert who will show us the current night
tists Sir James and Lady Jeanne Galway. Sir James
sky and the constellations which are visible from our vantage point
Galway, nicknamed “the man with the golden
here in Texas.
flute,” is widely regarded as both a supreme
After our entertaining and educational mid-day outing, we will
interpreter of the classical ﬂute repertoire and a
return to Sun City no later than 4:30 p.m., easily in time for your fa-
consummate entertainer whose appeal crosses all
vorite evening activities. Those of you who enjoyed this trip in August
musical boundaries. As the most televised and re-
may want to repeat it, since the lunch was fabulous and ﬁlling and the
corded classical artist performing today, Sir James
planetarium shows are all new.
has made himself into a legend, a modern musical
Just $38 includes transportation, lunch, and both shows and
master whose virtuosity on the ﬂute is equaled only by his limitless ambi-
presentation at the planetarium.
tion and vision. Through his extensive touring, over 30 million albums
One bus only, so hurry and get your tickets.
sold, and his frequent international television appearances, Sir James
SEG - Judy Hampleman 864-7218
has endeared himself to millions worldwide. This concert will include
American composer John Corigliano’s colorful Pied Piper Fantasy.
Enter for your chance to win $500 in the
Web Portal Business Directory Drawings! Turn to page 39.
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Travel Advertisers Outings
Guess Where We’re Going for Dinner - New! paleontology, gems and minerals, energy, Texas wildlife, African
wildlife, the Americas, chemistry, and several others.
Thursday, February 28, $83 pp After we depart Houston, we will look forward to our dinner stop
Depart VCPL 7 p.m.; return 10:30 p.m. in Brenham at the always-popular, all-you-can-eat Purcell’s Country
Your mystery trip starts the minute Buffet, with drinks and delicious desserts included.
you board our special bus, reserved just Your ticket price of $59 includes bus transportation, admis-
for this occasion. As a preview to your sions and tours of both museums, and the sumptuous buffet. You will
ﬁne dining experience, you’ll be served be “on your own” for a fast-food rest stop/lunch en route to Houston,
wine (pinot grigio or cabernet) and enjoy and you can bring snacks and bottled drinks on the bus. This trip has
light hors d’oeuvres while we travel to an something for everyone, so we hope you will join us!
upscale restaurant in Austin. (You’ll ﬁnd SEG - Bobbi Heuss 869-0050 and Judy Hampleman 864-7218
out where it is only when we get there,
but we’re sure you’ll enjoy it.) You’ll Riders in the Sky! - New!
choose from a list of appetizers, entrees,
and desserts. If you wish, you may bring The Majestic Theater, San Antonio
your own beverage on the bus. Friday, February 29, $44 pp
Our special bus is conﬁgured differently from most, so we’re Depart VCPL 5 p.m.; return
going to board by ticket purchase number. The maximum number we approximately at Midnight
can take is 25, so get your reservations in early. We know that you will Join America’s favorite cowboys
have a great experience regardless of where you sit in the bus. and Grammy-winning artists, Riders In
Everything – special bus transportation, wine, hors d’oeuvres, The Sky, as they celebrate 30 years of
meal with appetizer and dessert, and all taxes and restaurant tip – are fun-ﬁlled performances with their smooth
included in this price. harmonies, hot licks, and unique slapstick
SEG - Bobbi Heuss 869-0050 and Joan Hunt 868-1612 comedy. Families will remember their
music from Toy Story II.
Houston Bayou Bend, Museum of Natural Riders In The Sky have been keepers
Science Tours, plus great country buffet! - New! of the ﬂame passed on by the Sons of the
Pioneers, Gene Autry and Roy Rogers, reviving and revitalizing the
Day Trip: Tuesday, February 26, $59 pp genre. And, while remaining true to the integrity of Western music,
Depart VCPL at 8 a.m.; return by 10 p.m. they have themselves become modern-day icons by branding the genre
Mark your calendars with their own legendary wacky humor and way-out Western wit; and,
for a great way to have a all along, encouraging buckaroos and buckarettes to live life “The
great day in February, by Cowboy Way!” Riders In The Sky are truly exceptional.
visiting two of Houston’s
most popular tourist attrac-
tions: Bayou Bend and the
Phantom of the Opera! - New!
Museum of Natural Science. The Majestic Theater, San Antonio
We will go ﬁrst to the famed Bayou Saturday, March 1, $80 pp
Bend, the 28-room mansion that was Depart VCPL 5 p.m.; return approxi-
the home of Ima Hogg, daughter of mately at Midnight
Gov. Jim Hogg. The mansion reﬂects With some of the most lavish sets, cos-
the personality of Miss Hogg, who, tumes and special effects ever to have been
not intimidated by her name, became created for the stage, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s
a power to be reckoned with in local THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, directed
affairs. The mansion holds a treasure by Harold Prince traces the tragic love story
trove of American furniture, paintings, and decorative objects dat- of a beautiful opera singer and a young com-
ing from Colonial times to about 1870, and is set amid 14 acres of poser shamed by his physical appearance into a
beautifully tended gardens in a variety of styles. This is a must-see shadowy existence beneath the majestic Paris Opera House. Adapted
for antique collectors and gardeners. We will enjoy a guided tour of from Gaston Leroux’s classic novel of mystery and suspense, this
the grounds and mansion. award-winning musical has woven its magical spell over standing
Our next stop will be the Houston Museum of Natural Science, room audiences in more than 100 cities worldwide and is now the
which is currently featuring “Lucy’s Legacy: The Hidden Treasures longest-running show in Broadway history.
of Ethiopia.” One of the most important exhibits of our time, “Lucy’s Don’t miss your opportunity to delight in “The Music of the
Legacy” chronicles the incredible ﬁve million-year history of the Night.”
fascinating country of Ethiopia, known, according to the museum, as
“the cradle of mankind.” In addition to the fossil of the famous Lucy,
on display are over 100 artifacts such as ancient manuscripts and royal
artifacts from a dynasty Ethiopians believe stretches back to the son of Log on to your
the biblical King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba. After our docent-
guided tour of the special exhibit, we will have some time to walk
community web portal:
through the two other special exhibits, “CSI: The Experience,” and
“DaVinci,” as well as the regular permanent exhibits, which include
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A frightfully fun time was had by all who attended the Spooktacular Halloween
Costume Ball on October 31. In addition to costume and pumpkin carving contests,
residents enjoyed music by the Ken Ragsdale Orchestra. Professional storyteller
Nancy Wood Conover entertained residents with scary stories in the Atrium, and
a Halloween Blood Drive took place in the Village Center parking lot.
as the Blues
First Place Costume Winners
Left: 1st Place Individual Costume - Zannie Wilcox
as cat woman. Above: 1st Place Couples Costume
- Tommy and Clara Moore as a farmer and cow.
Door prize winners:
Mollie Hoff – Mariachi’s de Jalisco gift certiﬁcate
Bill McDonald – Sonic drink certiﬁcates
Joe Hilton – Sonic drink certiﬁcates
Joan Carriker – Daylight donuts gift certiﬁcate
Chuck Meeder – Wal Mart gift card
Pumpkin Carving Contest Winners
1st Place (Left)
by Carol Belmont
2nd Place (Right)
by Roy Steel
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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 email@example.com, with copy to Nancy Snow, Edi-
tor, at firstname.lastname@example.org. (Note: type “Around Georgetown” in the subject line
for your information to be considered.)
Looking Over a 4-Leaf Clover
The following special events take place in December Barbara Wilder took this picture of
1 and 2. After you tour the pond clover that was ﬂoating in a
EVENTS homes, take your ticket to Sun City pond.
Georgetown Symphony Society Sparky’s after 4 p.m. the
Holiday Concert weekend of the tour and
The Georgetown Symphony Society receive $1 off your meal. your street and line up facing your house!
presents their “Holiday Concert” on Sunday, Proﬁts from the tour beneﬁt They will spread holiday cheer by playing 3
December 2, 4 p.m., GHS Center for the Williamson County youth Christmas carols. We look forward to your
Performing Arts. (Pre-concert lecture at 3:15 activities sponsored by the Sun City Kiwanis support of “Holiday on Parade!”
p.m. in the Little Theatre.) Foundation. The $10 tickets can be purchased For more info, please email Jason
The Temple Symphony Orchestra, under at the CA Ofﬁce, at First Texas Bank, from Schayot, Director of Bands, Georgetown HS
the direction of Conductor Thomas Fairlie, any Kiwanis member, or at any of the homes at email@example.com
presents their annual Holiday Concert, this during the tour. If inclement winter weather prevents
year featuring Handel’s Messiah and other us from safely performing in Sun City, your
SEEKING DONATIONS generous donations will not be refunded.
musical favorites of the holiday season.
Round-trip bus transportation is avail- Golf Program at Williams Elementary Sun City Shrine Club lights our
able for $2, with the bus leaving the VCPL Williams Elementary School in George- entrance for the third year
at 2:45 p.m. town is in need of used golf clubs, bags and Once again, the Sun
Individual tickets for this concert are balls for a planned Golf Program. City Texas Shrine Club is
$25 for adults in Premium Seating, $20 for The staff at Williams believe that lighting our entrance and
General Admission, $5 for students in either sports programs, particularly life long sports gatehouse for the holiday
section, and are available at the CA ofﬁce. started at this early age, play an important season. We hope that you
Prorated season tickets for this and the part in the development of the girls and will contribute by placing
remaining concerts of the 2007-2008 season boys. Contact Partners in Education Board a donation in the collection
are available by calling 864-9591 or by Member George Wagner, 864-0641, or email box in the CA Ofﬁce or by
logging on to www.GeorgetownTexasSym- wagywagy@suddenlinknet. sending a check to: Shrine Light Collection,
phony.org. 2 Texas Drive, Building A, Georgetown,
Georgetown HS Eagles Marching Texas 78633. All donations collected are tax
Friends of the Georgetown Sympho- Band’s “Holiday on Parade”
ny Society Annual Holiday Gathering deductible and go to beneﬁt children who
The Georgetown are patients of the Children’s Hospital in
Friends of the Georgetown Symphony HS Eagles Marching
Society’s Annual “Holiday Gathering,” Sun- Houston or the Galveston Burn Center. We
Band will be spread- wish you all a happy holiday season and a
day, December 2, immediately following the ing holiday cheer
GSS concert, Romeo’s Italian Restaurant. joyous New Year.
through Sun City on
This is one of FOGSS’ major fundraisers Saturday, December VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
to beneﬁt the Georgetown Symphony Society 15, playing Christmas
and music education in the GISD and area Carols at your very Partners in Education - GISD
schools. own front door! All proceeds will beneﬁt the We have hundreds of students who
Catered by Romeo’s, the evening will GISD Band program. would love a Sun City mentor or tutor.
include hors d’oeuvres, a buffet supper, wine, Send in your $50 donation (checks pay- Choose from 14 different schools, elemen-
and dessert, and a silent auction of beautifully able to “GPAA BAND”) to PO Box 1481, tary, middle, or high school, 30 minutes a
decorated gift baskets. Seating is limited to Georgetown, TX 78627.Please include your week. The students of Georgetown would
135. Reservations are $50 per person and are name, home address & email address. beneﬁt greatly from your life experiences and
available by calling Myra Hill at 868-2919 or • You will receive conﬁrmation via email wisdom. Call George Wagner, Sun City Men-
Sandra Montgomery at 869-0975. with a speciﬁc performance time for Saturday tor/Tutor, PIE Board Member, at 864-0641,
Kiwanis Club of Sun City Seventh afternoon, December 15. firstname.lastname@example.org, or Donna Covey,
Annual Holiday Home Tour • Conﬁrmations of reservations will be Program Specialist at PIE, 943-5175.
Friday, November 30, 4-7 p.m.; sent out no later than December 12. If your organization needs volunteers or
Saturday, December 1, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; • All performance reservations in the has opportunities to help children and/or the
Sunday, December 2, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. $10 pp amount of $50 must be postmarked by De- less fortunate in our community, please let
Seven professionally decorated homes in cember 5. Chub Meeker or Nancy Snow know so we
Sun City await your inspection at the Holiday On December 15, your $50 donation will can make our readers aware of it.
Home Tour on November 30 and December bring a marching band (in full uniform) down
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Learning can be fun! California man-American? If so, join us every second
Folks from California interested in Thursday of the month at noon for lunch at
the City Café located in the new City Lights
AARP “55 Alive” Driver joining monthly social group, call Sandy
Theater. For additional information, contact
and Mark Arico at 868-0740 or sandyarico
Safety Program @suddenlink.net Eva at 864-0038 or Renie at 864-0316.
DECEMBER - Hadassah - SC Kadima
Tuesday, December 11, and Thursday, Attn: Corvette Owners
Are you interested in joining other Cor- The group meets every other month. For
December 13, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., vette owners in a Sun City cruising group? We more information about Hadassah, and times
MR 1/2 are in the process of forming an informal own- of meetings, call Lea Kraus at 512-869-7645, or
The AARP Driver Safety Program is ers group for cruising, fun, outings, and social e-mail her at email@example.com.
the nation’s ﬁrst and largest classroom driver activities. There will be no dues, no blues, no
improvement course. Hawaii
Robert’s rules of order, just the enjoyment of Please contact Karen Meredith-Lindholm
The eight-hour course is taught in two- your ride with others of like-mind. If you are
four hour sessions over two days and costs at 686-1906 or e-mail: hulagal98@hotmail.
interested, please contact Kent and Susan Did- com for information.
$12. The course helps drivers reﬁne existing riksen at 512-863-9206 or ksdidriksen@aol.
skills and develop safe defensive driving com. Gotta Miata? Can’t sell your SL? All Illinois
techniques. Both AARP members and non- two-seaters are welcome. If you have ever lived in Illinois
members may take the course. There are no and would like to be a member and join
tests. Cruisers us – contact Charlene Kovarik (email:
Upon completion of the course graduates http://www.sun-city-tx-clubs.org/ firstname.lastname@example.org or call 869-
MAY receive a discount on their automobile motorcycle.htm 5952) for all the details.
insurance premiums. Please check with your Tuesdays, 1 p.m., Local restaurants
auto insurance carrier to see what discount, if Have a motorcycle or scooter or dream
any, will apply. of having one? Join the Sun City Cruisers; Second Fridays, 6:45 p.m., AC
AARP courses do not qualify for ticket our very own motorcycle group meets at The Sun City Indiana Club will play
dismissal in Texas unless you have previously local restaurants on Tuesdays at 1 p.m. for Euchre on the second Friday of every month,
contacted the appropriate court and received fellowship, story swapping, discussions on in the Activities Center at 6:45 P.M. All Eu-
approval to take this course in place of a De- bikes and accessories, and planning for future chre players are welcome, even if you are not
fensive Driving Course. group rides. All are welcome. Meeting loca- a Hoosier. If you are not yet a member of the
Remember to bring your driver’s license tions TBA. Questions? Call Russ Miller @ Games Chartered Club, it is $6 per person for
and the ticket you purchased at the Community (512)863-9692. the remainder of the year.
Association Ofﬁce. For more information, con- If you have Euchre questions, con-
tact John Hyde at email@example.com Cycling tact: Louann Strahl, Euchre Chairperson,
http://www.suncitytxcyclists.org firstname.lastname@example.org, 863-4740.
Friends of the Library The Sun City Tx Cyclists have rides
Friday, December 7, 9-11 a.m. from cruising around Sun City, casual rides in
Italian Social and Cultural
Now that winter has arrived, come by the the beautiful countryside, to longer & faster Second Fridays, VFW Spaghetti Night
library and pick out a book or two so you can rides over rarely traveled roads; plus out of If you have Italian heritage, have lived in
sit by the warm ﬁreplace and enjoy. town cycling adventures. New club member Italy, or just plain love Italy and everything
All the volunteers at the library wish orientation rides are Saturday mornings and Italian, join us for the Italian Social and
everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy Monday mornings. For more info on our many Cultural Club.Occasionally, we have other
New Year. ride options, ride distances and pace of rides, outings and great potluck Bocce Sundays. If
please visit our web site. you would like further information, or would
Just for Fun! Darts
like to be included in the notiﬁcations and
reminders of events, contact Anne Scavella at
African/African-American Women Thursdays, 7 p.m., AC 863-0613 or email@example.com
Sun City women of African and Afri- Please give me a call if you are interested
can-American descent meet monthly in an in the fun and fellowship of playing darts. Latin/Hispanic
Contact Bob Schroeder at 868-5040. Are you Latin or of Latin heritage or have
informal, friendly, and fun gathering to con- for a number of years lived in Latin America?
nect with one another. For details about the
“Ebony Ladies,” call Rae Gill at 868-8688
Garland Groupies If you would be interested in meeting with
If you previously lived in Garland, others in Sun City to practice your Spanish
for details. language, exchange cultural experiences in a
Texas, and are interested in fun and fellow-
Brits - Second Thursdays ship with others who have lived there, you casual social setting, contact Fran at 930-8180
The British Group meets monthly on should become a member of the GARLAND or LEFKOW60@aol.com
the second Thursday of each month. If you GROUPIES. For information, call Charlie/ Life Sciences
are from the UK and would like to social- Margie Swearingen at 864-0306 or Ed/Bettye
ize with fellow Brits, please come and join McCrary at 864-0471. First Saturdays, 9 a.m., City Market
us. Anglophiles are also welcome! Con- Physicians, surgeons, dentists, veterinar-
tact Barbara Heer @ 864-9448, or email German ians and biologists, come meet for breakfast.
BJHeer@suddenlink.net for information Second Thursdays, Noon An informal gathering to keep in touch
regarding time and location. Are you German or are you a Ger- among those with careers in the Biological
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Sciences. Call Bob Manning at 868-1371 for Saturdays, all are invited to join. For infor- Seeking Ex-POWs
information. mation call Bruce Brady (686-1453) or Dee I am an ex-POW from Stalag Luft 1 at
Simmons (868-9697). Barth, Germany, and I am looking for any ex-
Thursdays, 4 p.m., Advanced, FC Texas POWs or their widows who need help in ﬁling
The Born in Texas Group (BIT) wel- for beneﬁts to which they may be entitled. I am
Fridays, 2 p.m. Intermediate, FC comes all native Texans and their spouses; a certiﬁed National Service Ofﬁcer working as
Men and women . . . no partner necessary a volunteer to help ex-POWs. WTJONES JR.,
those who are interested in fun and fellowship
for line dancing! Lee Rutner, former RADIO M.D.(retired) NSO Phone:512-869-8637.
are asked to join our group. For information,
CITY ROCKETTE, teaches western, cha cha, call Dwight DeVille at 869-4774.
rumba, jazz, and chorus-line ditties! Come by
the Fitness Center desk to purchase your pass
for as low as $2.60/class.
Mentors and Tutors SC Democrats and
The Sun City Mentors and Tutors Group
is looking for mentors and tutors to help sup- Sun City Democrats Meeting Joggers
Saturday, December 1, 9:30 a.m., SCB
port GISD and Partners in Education. Pick
from 16 different schools, K through 12 , day The Sun City Democrats will meet at 9:30 NEWS
of the week and a time convenient to all. For a.m., December 1, in the Sun City Ballroom for
additional information call George Wagner the annual Holiday Party and report on the club’s
- 864-0641 or firstname.lastname@example.org progress during the year 2007. Twelve of your neighbors are
A variety of refreshments and beverages going to participate in the Texas
Mississippi will be provided at no cost to the members. All Independence Relay, March 1 and
Calling all Mississippi folks to form a club. you need to do is come ready to meet with your 2, 2008. This will be a major under-
Contact Bunny Petty at bbpetty@verizon. fellow Democrats for a pleasant beginning for the taking involving a relay run from
net (864-0683) or Mary Lou Harrington at Holiday Season and a brief business meeting. Gonzalez, Texas to Houston, Texas
email@example.com (864-1949. The Sun City Democrats meetings are free to celebrate Texas independence. It
and open to the public. Please call Mary Kay will cover a distance of 206 miles.
Nebraska Pierson at 864-9909 or Carol Flynn at 864-3544 Recent news about some mem-
We have over 150 members from Ne-
for additional information. bers of our group--
braska. We have at least two socials per year.
Membership Chair: Chub Meeker, 819-0101, Georgetown Area On October 14, Lis Heckmann
ﬁnished 2nd in her age group in
firstname.lastname@example.org. Social Chair: Al- Republican Women the Hawaii Ironman Triathlon (2.4
ice Fisher, 864-7379, alicepeo@suddenlink. www.georgetownrepublicanwomen.org.
net. mile swim, 112 mile bike, and 26.2
Wednesday, December 12, 11:30 a.m., SCB mile run).
Pennsylvania The Georgetown Area Republican Wom- On October 21, Ed Valentine
Fellow Pennsylvanians, mark your en welcome Texas Federation of Republican won his age group in the Harbor
calendar for January 10, 2008 for a so- Women President, Borah Van Dormolen, who Half Marathon (13.1 miles) in Cor-
cial and reorganization of the Pennsyl- will install the newly elected club ofﬁcers. pus Christi. He had to run over the
vania club. Please contact Brenda Leisey After attending West Chester College in harbor bridge at mile 2 and at mile
(email@example.com or 868-6552) Pennsylvania, Ms. Van Dormolen enlisted in 12. Ed found it much steeper at mile
to get on the mailing list for the Pennsylvania the U.S. Army and, after twenty three years 12. His time of 1:36:40 was also
Club. of service, retired in 1997 with the rank of good for 8th place overall.
Lieutenant Colonel. She has served the Texas Also on October 21, Dee Sim-
Robert Gilbert Livingston Chapter Federation of Republican Women (TFRW) as mons ﬁnished 6th in his age group
of the National Society, Daugh- Vice President of Finance, Vice President of in the Duathlon Long Course (9
ters of the American Revolution Legislation, Chairman of Leadership Devel- mile run, 50 mile bike, 4.5 mile run)
opment, District Director Coordinator, and World Championships in Richmond,
Second Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. District Director of Senatorial District 24. Virginia. He would have ﬁnished in
Our meetings are currently being held All Georgetown residents are invited to 5th place but he did not train for the
in the homes of members in Sun City. The this event. The cost of the luncheon is $15. For cobblestones.
meetings are open to all women who can prove reservations, contact Doris Brunner at 512- Recently, John Crilly went to
their lineage to a patriot who gave service to 868-5658 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Checks run a marathon in Bozeman, Mon-
the United States in the Revolutionary War. may be written to GARW-PAC and mailed to tana. He should be congratulated
Lineage researchers are available to help
Treasurer, at 4500 Williams Drive, Suite 212- for getting lost on the course, recov-
in researching and documenting ancestors. PMB 267, Georgetown, TX 78633. ering, and then ﬁnishing. We are
For more information, please call Catharine All Republican women are invited to join collecting money to buy a compass
Browning at 864-7544. GARW. If you are interested in becoming a for John as he continues his quest
Runners/Joggers member, please contact GARW Membership to run a marathon (26.2 miles) in
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, 7 a.m., FC Chair, Dorothy Jones, 512-864-7747 or access every state.
We meet in front of the Sun City ﬁtness the on-line membership application at www.
center at 7 a.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and georgetownrepublicanwomen.org.
Sun City Texas • December 2007 73
p.m. social and dinner at 6 p.m. Congregation Havurah Shalom
Service Organizations Our program will feature Billy Wayne
2nd and 4th Fridays, 7:30 p.m., ACA
and Bubba Max, two Sun City resident per-
Kiwanis Club of Sun City formers who sing “songs that almost every- Bd Mtg Monday, December 3, 7 p.m., CR
Every Tuesday morning at 10 a.m., SCB body (thinks) they know by heart,” including, Annual Membership Mtg/Chanuka party
of course, Christmas songs. Monday, December 10, 7 p.m., SCB
Kiwanis Holiday Home Tour – Saturday For information, call President Howard
We ask all attending to bring a teddy bear
and Sunday, December 1 and 2 to give to the children at our Shrine Hospitals Karlsberg, 863-7773, email@example.com, or
Come visit us for a short business meet- Phyllis Vogel, 863-9352.
at Houston or Galveston.
ing with entertaining and informative speakers December 14, Jewish Sabbath Services
In appreciation to Mr. and Mrs. Terry
from around Central Texas. Senator Ogden with Oneg to follow. 7:30 p.m., ACA
Olness, owners of The County Seat Cafe, for
will join us on Tuesday, December 4; Scott and December 28, Jewish Sabbath Services
their sponsorship of the free pancake breakfast
White’s CEO on Tuesday, December 11; and with Oneg to follow. 7:30 ACA
to beneﬁt our Shrine Hospitals, let’s show our
Daniel Anstee from the Georgetown Boys and appreciation with the largest turnout yet!!! Neighborhood Discussion
Girls Club on Tuesday, December 18. We welcome all Nobles, Ladies, Masons
Our new year has begun and promises a Wednesday mornings, 10 a.m.
and guests. SEE YOU ON THE 18TH OF
year of social involvement along with a year of A discussion group for women interested
fundraising for Williamson County. December in spirituality meets on Wednesday morn-
brings one of our major fundraisers, the an-
nual Kiwanis Holiday Home Tour. All funds
Spiritual ings at 10 a.m. at 103 Montley Trail. For
more information, call Mary Patricia Morris,
raised beneﬁt the Kiwanis Foundation. These 869-8761.
funds are used to bring reading and books to Catholic Rosary/Dinner
the children of Williamson County as well as A group of Sun City Catholics meet
support for our three key clubs. once a month in each others’ homes. Pot- Bumper Sticker Humor
Everyone is welcome to join us for luck dinner is followed by the Rosary and IRS - we’ve got what it takes
our weekly meetings on Tuesday mornings. fellowship. There are currently two groups to take what you’ve got.
Information or questions, please call Renee involved. All Catholics – couples or singles If you can read this, I’ve lost
Jantzen, 512-818-8181. – are welcome. For more information, my trailer.
please contact Mona Priddy at 863-3028 or If we quit voting, will they all go away?
Rotary Club of Georgetown-Sun email firstname.lastname@example.org.
City - Every Tuesday, Noon, SCB
Our “Breakfast with Santa” Pancake
fundraiser will take place on Saturday,
December 8. Bring your grandchildren and
come to the new Fire Station off the Inner
Loop on Industrial Avenue. The purpose of
the breakfast is to raise funds to provide gifts
for 66 children who otherwise would have a
very skimpy Chistmas.
The Hill Country Arts and Crafts Fair
was a huge success. Funds raised by vendor
participation are allocated to Sun City Rotary
after the CA has deducted their overhead
charges. Rotary will use its share of the
proceeds to help ﬁnance two major interna-
tional projects, a Red Cross hospital facility
in Matamoros, Mexico, and several hundred
water puriﬁers in Honduras. Additional funds
are used to support local scholarships in both
Georgetown and Jarrell.
Information regarding Rotary Interna-
tional may be accessed on the web at www.
rotary.org. For additional info, call John Miller
at 863-0833, or contact one of our members.
Sun City Shriners
Tuesday, December 18, 5:30
p.m., County Seat Cafe
The Sun City Shrine Club
will have their annual Christmas
dinner at the County Seat Cafe,
Tuesday, December 18, starting with a 5:30
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We Take Major Credit Cards
5820 Williams Dr. • 5.8 Mi. West of I-35
Our Lifetime Termite Warranty
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Seminars listed on these pages are paid advertisements.
Understanding Your Blood Counts
Thursday, December 13, Noon, The Oaks
Get your $1 ticket at the CA ofﬁce.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society will be hosting “Understand-
ing Your Blood Counts.” Dr. Laura Bunch from Southwest Regional
Cancer Center will be speaking on this important topic. The program
will provide information on blood counts, protein levels, and what
those numbers mean. It is intended to help cancer patients feel more
comfortable understanding what to expect and how to read those lab
reports. The program is open to patients, family members, and health-
care professionals. This is a free program, and lunch will be provided.
Pre-registration is required. Please register by Monday, December 10,
2007, by calling Gracie Guajardo-Diehl, LCSW, at (512) 491-6610
ext. 26, or via email at email@example.com
Collette Vacations Travel Seminar
Resorts Of The Rockies &
Copper Canyon Adventures
Wednesday, January 9, 10 a.m., ACA
Get your $1 ticket at the CA ofﬁce.
Mike Sprute, Texas Sales Manager
Resorts Of The Rockies, July 9, 2008 - 12 days featuring Cal-
gary Stampede, Butchart Gardens, Banff, Lake Louise, Whistler, and
Vancouver, from $4149 pp Dbl occ including RT Air, transfers and
Copper Canyon Adventure, October 25, 2008 - 9 days featuring
touring Copper Canyon which is 4 times as large as the Grand Canyon,
from $1999 pp Dbl occ including RT Air, transfers, and Insurance from
Austin,Tx. Travel from Tucson by coach and rail..
Come to the information seminar to have all of your questions
For more details, contact Marshall Pearlstein ( A Sun City
Resident) at Marshall’s Cruise N Travel , 868-8298, or e-mail
3303 Williams Drive
Georgetown, Texas 78628
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Pretty in Pink - Left to right: Thelma Connell, Coila Sims,
Bonnie McGehee, Pam Redus.
Rally for the Cure Golf Tournament
The Rally for the Cure Golf Tournament was held at White
Wing and Legacy Hills Golf courses on October 30.
Portions of the registration fees were donated to the Susan
G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.
Rosy and Ready -
Georgia Medler, left, and Donna
Goldfeder, right, got off to a bright
and early start on a chilly morning.
Real Men Wear Pink -
Jim Gjerset was one
of a few men who
chose to don a pink
sweater in support of
Sun City Texas • December 2007 77
You could win Skinner’s
In the December
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ensured future income WITHOUT RISK. Contact ESTIMATES. Estella Gayton, (512) 300-5363.
AUDIO/VIDEO/COMPUTER HELP Jack Beckett, SC resident, firstname.lastname@example.org, • Clutter-Me-Free - Do you have cluttered spaces
• Quit struggling with your Audio/Video Sys- (512) 508-0649/868-3521. or just need your house cleaned? Competitive rates.
tem! Expert help available to hook up your Sun City references. Call Melissa for organizing and
HANDYMAN SERVICES cleaning services. (512) 869-8943.
Surround Sound, Big Screen, DVDs, etc. Program • A Work of Art - Handyman Services, special-
Universal Remotes; Computerized Color Adjust- izing in window cleaning, power washing, interior HYPNOSIS
ment. 3+ years in Sun City. Neighborhood Tech & exterior painting, artistic tree work & other • Hypnosis and self-hypnosis training for stress
Services. (512) 251-5872, cell (512) 736-7540, services. Art - 925-2921 management, memory and recall, sports improve-
email@example.com • I do it all, too many to mention. Fair prices. ment, life exploration, confidence building &
• Complete Computer Services. Mind Crafters, Always worked in Sun City. Call Randy, cell meditation. 27 years experience. Jim Wayland,
LLC, provides Laptop and Desktop repair. Virus 512-736-3215 or 868-0779 Ph.D. 512.869.6400
and spyware removal. Wireless setup and many • BG Home Repair 512-639-0890 (Bruce) Car- LEGAL SERVICES
more services. We make house calls. Call (512) pentry, Post Repair, Painting, Window Cleaning, • West Short & Associates, P.C., a downtown law
869-3015 or visit www.MindCrafters.com Small Jobs OK, Crown Molding, Power Washing, ﬁrm. Visit us at www.gtownlaw.com or call us at
CAREGIVER Yardwork, Furniture moving. www.bghomerepair. 864-3911 because great representation makes all
• Provide elderly care with dignity. Available com the difference!
days, evenings, nights, 24 hours. Great references. • Texas Home Improvement - Carpentry (ﬁnish INSURANCE
512-552-0467, 512-552-0469 and rough), Ceiling Fans & Light Fixtures, Paint- • Now is the time to review your health insurance
CLOCK REPAIR ing (Int/Ext), General Repair 512-635-0278 Brad, programs with Sun City resident Ron Isgitt, who
• Hourglass Clock Repair, Tony Manning - Georgetown offers best rates available for Medicare Supplements,
Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy New • Handyman Services - Minor repairs, cleaning Medicare Advantage, Part D, Health Insurance, Long
inside and out and painting. No job too small. Term Care, Life Insurance, and Annuities. Call 773-
Year, Sun City! Thank you for your patronage in 8412 or 763-1097.
Insured. Free estimates. Call Hartman Services
2007. Howard Miller, representative. 819-0803. • EVANS, EWAN AND BRADY INSURANCE
COSMETICS •J & J Maintenance - residential and commercial, AGENCY SINCE 1928. 512-869-1511. Tailored
• MARYKAY INDEPENDENT SALES DI- electrical, carpentry, plumbing, drywall, painting, to your needs: Home, Auto, Health, Life. Carriers
RECTOR (SUN CITY RESIDENT), DISCOVER HVAC. Bonded, Insured 512-966-1014 include: Allstate, Travelers, Hartford, Central,
THE MIRACLE OF MARY KAY ANTI-AGING • Honey Do Handyman, 11 year Sun City resi- Progressive, Kemper... and many more.
SKIN CARE PRODUCTS & “TIMEWISE dent. All trades maintenance and repair. Reliable, INTERIOR DESIGN
LINE REDUCER” - FREE FACIAL. BEV- honest and fair low cost service. 864-0444 (home) • THE LONE ARRANGER- Room Makeovers
ERLY ROGERS, 512-864-3662 www.marykay. 630-7663 (cell) Ralph Pond using your existing items; help with colors & new
com/brogers6 HEALTH furniture purchases. A Designer look at hourly rates.
• MARY KAY - FREE facial/computerized color • SHAKLEE – Remember how good you felt when References. M.J. HUNTER, 863-3597
makeover. Women and men anti-aging skin care you used Shaklee Nutritional Supplements & their JEWELERS
products, color cosmetics, fragrances, holiday gift non-toxic cleaning products? Call Ron & Phyllis • BANDY JEWELERS - 306 W. 8th St. 869-0097.
sets. Barbara Akers (Sun City) 868-8518, www. to feel that good again. 868-8167. - Diamonds, Rings and Watches. Jewelry repair
marykay.com/bakers • Janet LeBreton, YOUR Herbalife Independent (gold and silver), ring sizing, neck chains, bracelets.
• MARY KAY anti-aging skin care products. Distributor; Herbal nutrition, weight loss, skin care, Watch overhaul, bands, batteries.
Complimentary facials/color analysis - showing 254-793-4240, 888-246-3475, www.herbal-nutri-
our complete line of beauty plus holiday and gift tion.net/davidjanet. MASSAGE
products. Julie Lyons 864-7903 or 868-7903 • A-a-a-h Massa-a-a-ge: Sun City resident serving
HEATING/AIR CONDITIONING Sun City. Receive beneﬁts of massage in your home.
firstname.lastname@example.org • Get ready for the cold! 10-point check-up only Call Peggy Rouh, Licensed (#MT043519) Therapist
CRUISES $39 for our Sun City friends. 868-3500. American and Instructor, 630-6742.
• All cruise lines; all destinations; all sailing dates; Air. TACLB009009 • Perfect Touch Massage: Massage therapy done
onboard credit with all bookings; National fran- HOLIDAY LIGHTING in your home. Experience a relaxing Lomi-Lomi
chise pricing. Call Sue Hahn, MCC - CruiseOne • Christmas Lights Installed - Have your or Swedish massage or ease sore muscles with
- 888-680-7245 Christmas lights installed this year for your home Reﬂexology or sports massage. Call Jonelle, 512-
and yard. Call today for free estimates. (512) 632-3259. License #MT042901
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MASSAGE & FACIALS PET SITTING RENTALS
• Massage and Foot Detox by Janette (Jay) - 7+ • Susan of “SUSAN’S TLC PET SITTING” • Play golf and stay at South Padre Island Golf
years exp. Insurance accepted. Cell 512-293-6394, Sun City resident, available to home sit your pets Club. 2BR, 2 baths, sleeps 6. Only 15 minutes from
ofﬁce 512-869-1631. Skincare by Deborah - Mi- or just your home. Insured and Bonded. Pets are beach. Call John Cardenez. 869-8547.
crodermabrasions, chemical peels, facials, waxing. fed, exercised and given TLC. SusansTLCPetSit SELF STORAGE
Ofﬁce 512-417-9281 @aol.com or 512-785-3535 • Climatized Containers Self Storage - Tem-
PAINTING • Pet and home care by Sun City resident to give a perature and humidity controlled sealed units.
• Southern Painting - Free estimates. Interior and customized total plan of care. Bonded and insured. We offer better storage solutions! U-Haul rentals.
exterior. Bonded and insured. Over 30,000 homes Call ALICE: 639-4870, www.yourpetsit.com 512-868-2000 www.containerpeople.com, 2000
painted in 18 years. Excellent references. $100 off • There’s a new nanny in town! Professional Leander Street.
with ad. www.southernpainting.com, 716-1114 pet-sitting by The Pet Nanny, Shawn Gunnin. For TABLE PADS
PATIO FURNITURE more information, go to www.georgetownpet- • CUSTOM TABLE PADS provide protection
RESTORATION nanny.com, or contact email@example.com against Scratches, Burns, Watermarks or Other
• Crosslink Powder Coating of Austin - Media or 966-1439. Insured, with references. Accidents. Custom Made for Custom Fit. Con-
blasting to remove old paint/rust and powder coat- POST OFFICE tact AUSTIN CUSTOM TABLE PADS www.
ing of metal patio furniture to make it look new. • Andice Post Ofﬁce has fast, friendly service, austin customtablepads or www.customtablepads
Pick-up and delivery available. www.crosslink- no lines, not closed for lunch. Open 9-2 Monday .com - Mike Richardson - toll free (877)230-3515;
texas.com, (512) 989-6458 through Friday. Special needs, call (254) 793- cell 512-468-6019
3535. We aim to please. Happy Holidays. Jean TREE SERVICE
PERSONAL SERVICES and Elaine.
• Need help getting settled into your new home? • Jody’s Tree Service – We use sterilized blades
I can unpack & organize your kitchen, bedroom, PRIVACY WINDOWS and proper pruning techniques. 24/7. Office
garage & other rooms you may need to get settled. • Specializing in stained glass mosaic windows (254) 773-2174, cell (254) 624-8470, or email
Call Deanie at (512) 587-4225, (888) 516-0188. and privacy clear textured glass for front door firstname.lastname@example.org
• Jay’s Concierge: Need holiday help? Will run sidelights. Monthly specials. (512) 966-1862, • MILLERS TREE SERVICE – Almost never
errands, personal & home services, etc. Sun City MosaicMarlene@suddenlink.net underbid. Serving Sun City since opened. Trim-
resident, 512-940-4403 or Jaysconcierge@yahoo. PSYCHOTHERAPY ming, removal, roof clearing. 869-1012, George-
com. • Counseling and coaching for adults -- depres- town. Insured.
sion, anxiety, abandonment, grief, addictions, WALLPAPER HANGING
Please tell our advertisers, “I saw chronic pain management. Using psychotherapy, • PAPER DOLLS Wallpaper Hanging &
your ad in the Sun Rays!” hypnosis, EMDR, & EFT. 27 years experience. Removal. Some painting. Shelly Carpenter Cell
Jim Wayland, Ph.D. 512.869.6400 818-5518.
Sun Rays Index of Advertisers Denotes new advertiser
Air Conditioning and Heating Edward Jones, Michael Dosier ..78 Home Interiors Plumbing
G&F Air/Heat ............................36 First Texas Bank ........................32 Austin Window Fashions ...........47 Kinsey Plumbing........................69
Attorney Gary R. Brown, CPA, CMA ......48 Barstool Co, The. .......................49 Mustang Plumbing .....................32
Charles E. Lance ........................54 Independent Bank ......................71 Creative Home Redesign ...........74 Real Estate
Kenneth Johnson ........................74 S. Thomas McDaniel, CPA........49 CR Window Coverings ..............42 Home Source Mortgage .............78
Patricia Brown & Assoc. ...........33 Scott & White Development ......36 Diva Design Studio ....................48 Live Oak Gottesman ..................47
Automotive The Collector .............................21 Image Blinds ..............................42 PRMortgage ...............................38
Central Texas Harley Davidson .. 41 Golf
Interior Design Gallery ..............39 Sun City Title .............................82
Christian Brothers Automotive ..35 Johnson Interiors ........................79 Team Jantzen ............................79
Classic Automotive Group ........87 Capital Golf Cars .......................49 Kinsey Interiors..........................82 Bette Self ...................................81
Covert of Hutto .........................46 Fairway Golf Carts.....................46 More Space Place .......................75 Remodeling
Don Hewlett Chevrolet, Buick...34 Golf on the Square ....................49 Southern Shutters .......................76 Bowman Construction ...............81
Garlyn Shelton Olds, Cadillac ...41 Edwin Watts Golf ......................77 Home Maintenance Granite Transformations ...........80
Mac Haik ...................................82 Hair Salon Home Guardian ..........................82 Madera Framing, Inc ..................23
Midas .........................................32 New Images ...............................11 Hotel Pittsburgh Paint ..........................78
Volvo of Georgetown ................76 Candlewood Suites.....................78 Rick Brock Painting ...................40
Barber Insurance Skinner Screens..........................78
David’s Barber Shop ..................34 focus on Health Allstate, Doug Townsend...........36 Solartex ......................................40
Christmas Lights Evans, Ewan & Brady ................25 Restaurants
Holiday Lights ...........................48 NEW FEATURE State Farm, Bill Edmiston ..........40 Don Pedro’s ...............................69
Carpet Cleaning Allen Chiropractic Neurology..... 58 Landscape & Improvements Rattlesnake Inn...........................83
Chem Dry ...................................82 Central Texas EMS ..................54 B&B Landscape .........................48 Romeos ......................................36
Churches Family Medicine .....................58 Big Country Tree Experts ..........33 Stone Canyon Cafe ....................76
Andice Baptist Church ...............32 Georgetown Dermatology. .......56 Central TX Tree Care.................69 Retail
Worship Place ............................34 Georgetown Diagnostic ...........58 Double T Design ........................83 All American Mattress ...............34
Computers/Phones/Cable Georgetown Plastic Surgery ....56 Star Kote ....................................33 Amish Furniture .........................41
Computer Problems?..................32 Georgetown Urology ..............55 Yard Builders .............................42 Cardsmart ...................................33
NameBrand Computers..............47 Life Made Easy .......................55 Mailing Service DVine Wine ...............................69
Dental Meridian Retirement Community ..55 PostNet .......................................29 J. Stern........................................37
Douglas Willingham, DDS ........30 Hearing Tech ............................59 Patios/Sun Rooms Joni’s Unique Boutique..............35
Electrician Hill Country Eye Center ..........58 Central Texas Screen & Shade ..35 Quenan’s ....................................39
In Charge Electrical ..................38 Janet Becker, Dermatology ......55 Lone Star Patio...........................80 Storage
Tom Norrell ...............................25 Marketplace Smiles..................56 Nu-View Co. ..............................38 A Place for Everything...............43
Fences Martin Audiology.....................57 Russell Glass & Mirror ..............43 Dream Garage Specialist............71
Allied Fence ...............................79 Texas Sun and Shade .................35 Super Shelves of Texas ..............83
Rocky Hollow Lodge ...............58
Financial Pest Control Travel
AG Edwards ...............................37 Scott & White .........................88 Kings Pest Control .....................11 Cruise Holidays..........................66
Amanda McIntosh CPA .............71 St.David’s GT Hospital..............2 Allstate Pest Control .................75 Herwig Travel ............................66
Ameriprise Financial..................37 St. David’s Rehabilitation ........55 Pet Care Navigant Vacations ....................61
Eleanor F. Van Arsdall, CPA.....40 Douglas B. Willingham, D.D.S .....30 Loving Care Pet Sitting..............36 Travel Associates .......................61
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CHARTERED CLUB COVENANTS FOOD & BEVERAGE Denis Adams Bob Young Ken Finn
(NON-SPORTS) 1st Wednesday See page 3 for dates and Georgia Hopper Tom Hackney (SL) Jim Goza (SL)
1st Thursday 2 pm, AC 9 am, CR times. Howard Karlsberg Randy Lesseps Dennis Helberg*
Morgan Fogelman Al Aufforth Dan Barr Mark Picker Janice Charnley** James L. Chapman**
Wes Odell Jack Evans Dianna Facey • Wayne Schulze SPECIAL PROJECTS
• George Hampton • Barbara Hallmark Frank Feist Jim Wilhite As needed. MAINTAINED
Dick Miller Joanie Shapiro Elizabeth Horne Dave Young • Kent Buikema HOMES TASK
Barbara Wood Ann Barry* Kelly Lockhart Carol VanWassehnova Len Blumenthal FORCE
Marge Swearington Carl Zimmerman (SL) Betty Ann Preston (SL) Rex Davenport Vacant, N24 B1
Dick Baker (SL) Carolyn Heald** • Kay Riley Fran Sanders* Eva Siler Roger Dennen, N33
Debra Bedford * ELECTIONS Jim Romine (SL) NOMINATING Micki Wiesner Claire Donnelly, N24A
COMMUNICATIONS As needed. Rex Davenport* As needed. SPORTS Terry McElwee, N30
2nd Wednesday Dorothy Carlyle Jim DuBois** • Vic Figurelli 3rd Monday Janice Charnley, N24B2
9:30 am, CR Jackie Cuozzo GOLF Chuck Graham 2 p.m., CR Vacant, Classics
Louise (Tex) Horvath
Gene Boley 2nd Monday Jacque Bucho Robert (Bob) Culp Rick Graeb, N14A
Mary Margaret Heuertz
• Lois Case 3 pm, MR1 Steve Soelberg Tom Holmquist Jim Romine (SL)
Jim Romine (SL) •John Graves Sally Winslow Allan Lambert Catrin DuBois (SL)
Susan Lambert Grace Townsend * Ken Buford Jack Stroobardt John Rutan Tom Hackney (SL)
Chub Meeker Jay Livaudais** Will Chapman Jan Tribble Barbara McCrea Don Garbe (FL)
Nancy Snow FINANCE Don Grider Ann Dodson (SL) Caroline Rosenbaum (SL)
Ray Wright 4th Tuesday Donna Hixon (WGA) Joe Sunbarger* Earl Kilbride* Key:
Sondra Carlton (SL) 1 p.m., AC Jim Hoverson (MGA) Sandra Thornton ** W.R. Helge** • Bold - Chairman
COPS (Some exceptions) Earline Parks PROPERTY & WILDLIFE * Ex-ofﬁcio
1st Tuesday Rufus Barnes LaNell Bilbro (WGA) GROUNDS 4th Wednesday, ** Alternate Ex-ofﬁcio
9:30 am, MR1 Ira Dolich Bob White (MGA) 2nd and 4th Tuesday 3 p.m., ACR SL Staff Liason
John Powell Alan Duncan Tom Hackney (SL) 1:30 p.m., AC, MR 1/2 • Robert Fears
• Michael Rosenberg Don Garbe Joe Schmidt * Reg Bessmer Mary Peck See page 5 for current
John Hopper John Mallory Roger Groh** •Gene Facey Gary Goldfeder month meeting
Larry Wood John Phipps MODIFICATIONS Donald Imig Julia Miller information for these
David Hahn (SL) •Bill White Every Thursday Richard Mee C.O. Smith committees.
Clara McNamara* Ann Dodson (SL) 8:30 a.m., CR Jodi Salyers Paul Ohlenbusch
Tom Kincheloe** Eva Siler* (Some exceptions) Bill Wertzberger Warren Bluntzer
Neighborhood 1: Neighborhood 12/37: Neighborhood 24B1: Neighborhood 41
Ann Barry - 864-9813 Clara McNamara - 864-3678 Leon Buck - 868-1034 Sandy Morrow - 864-9357
A-Grace Townsend - 868-8361 A-Nancy Greathouse - 869-8515 A - Charlie Morris - 868-9373 A - Judy Duke - 864-3898
Neighborhood 2: Neighborhood 13: Neighborhood 24B2: Neighborhood 43:
Ray Wright - 869-3350 WR Helge - 863-7644 David Wysocki - 869-8593 Judy Blakely - 512-560-5805
A-Joseph G. Schmid - 864-9692 A - Dorothy Jones - 864-7747 A - Janice Charnley - 863-7355 A - Open
Neighborhood 3: Neighborhood 14: Neighborhood 25: Neighborhood 44:
Fran Sanders - 868-2706 Mike Strahl - 863-4740 Terri Pender - 864-2997 Rhoda Greene - 863-2953
A- Open A-Larry Maltz - 869-7003 A-Marjorie Feldman - 869-1949 A - Karen Shawhan - 201-543-9156
Neighborhood 4: Neighborhood 15: Neighborhoods 26: Neighborhood 45:
Holly Moore - 868-3794 Jerry Wobrock - 868-5440 Earl Kilbride - 686-1360 William Cowart - 868-0478
A-Carolyn Heald - 819-9484 A - Kathleen Rutan - 863-7469 A - Jim DuBois 819-0685 A - Dick Barbour - 868-3801
Neighborhood 5: Neighborhood 16A/B/28: Neighborhood 27:
Tom Dargis - 864-7874 Roger L. Groh - 864-2431 Sharon Dunning - 863-7045 NREP OFFICERS:
A - Randy Lesseps - 869-1124 A -Sandra Thornton - 864-2380 A - Dennis Hellberg - 868-1154 Chub Meeker - Chairman
Neighborhood 6: Neighborhoods 16-3/17/18/22: Neighborhood 30: email@example.com
Bill Weaver - 864-0393 Jim Hester - 868-1886 Shirley Westmoreland - 869-8019 819-0101
A - Jane Peppard A -Tom Dodds - 639-0763 A - Evelyn Grygiel -863-9218 Joe Sunbarger - Vice-Chair
Neighborhood 7: Neighborhood 19: Neighborhood 31: 863-3763
Christine Smart - 864-2955 Karen Chapman - 863-0636 Ege Reichert - 868-1438 Nancy Snow - Secretary
A - Rex Davenport - 869-8009 A-Lorraine Wheeler - 869-8554 A - Kathy Jones - 868-9642 868-0154
Neighborhood 9: Neighborhood 20/22/29: Neighborhood 32:
Bob Butcher - 863-9784 Duane Hostetter - 868-8621 Linda James - 868-0123
A - Tom Kincheloe - 868-8517 A - John Copelan - 864-7731 A- Kathy Bobo - 934-3165 Get your copy of the weekly NRep
Neighborhood 10: Neighborhood 21: Neighborhood 33: News from your NRep via E-mail or
Joan Hunt - 868-1612 Dave Larsen - 863-9390 Pam Cassidy - 863-9455 pick one up at the Fitness Center,
A-Joyce Mosley - 869-5556 A- Jay Livaudais - 868-0301 Activities Center, Social Center Moni-
A - Rosie Hearn - 869-3372 tor Desk, Woodshop, City Market, 1st
Neighborhood 11/8: Neighborhoods 23: Neighborhoods 35 & 36: Texas Bank or the CA ofﬁce - or log
Eva Siler - 868-5236 Bette Fincher - 864-9815 Debra Bedford - 864-1458 on to: www.sctxca.org under Neighbor-
A - Open A - Robin Hutton - 863-5115 A - Carmen Hallman - 869-6693 hoods
Neighborhoods 24A: Neighborhood 38: NREP MEETINGS:
Beverly Sutton - 864-9857 Daniel Pennisi - 727-742-2670 3rd Wednesday each month
A-Claire Donnelly - 868-2871 A - Pat Latham - 236-2622 10 a.m., Atrium
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