Jun 18, 2012
Of Sun City West, Inc.
Date: June 18, 2012
To: Dave Moeller, RCSCW Governing Board
From: Mike Whiting, General Manager
Subject: Activity Report– 06/18/12
1. We are up to 530 followers on Facebook. This is a good way for those leaving town for the summer to stay on top of everything happening here in SCW! Also visit our blogs for articles/discussions regarding the latest hot topics that affect your Association.
2. Interviews for the Membership Specialist position have been concluded and we have selected a replacement for Marie when she retires next week. Please welcome Louisa Shrovnal to the Rec. Centers the next time you visit Member Services.
3. In an effort to make the Rec News more useful for residents, we will be implementing some design changes beginning with the August issue. This will include:
- Changing the golf pages into sports pages so we can pull out and highlight some of the larger sports related activities and events our clubs are doing and give them more space.
- Continue to highlight upcoming events on the first few pages, but also pull more of the entertainment events back onto the pages before and after the tours and trips pages, making this a pull-out entertainment section.
- Begin running more news fromMaricopaCounty, Fire District, MCDOT and other organizations as we have space and as it pertains to our residents.
- Finally, in response to continued requests from our clubs to highlight some of their bigger events, we will be pulling out and highlighting various club events in boxed features on the club pages. To accommodate this, we will be limiting the club submissions to 200 words and will run only the best photos. We will trend away from running the very small photos, and will give more space to the higher-quality photos. The decision as to which clubs are highlighted will depend on how big the events are, how often the club has previously been highlighted, and whether it’s accompanied with a high-quality photo. The editor will make the final decision on which events are highlighted.
- Graphical changes to the Financial pages are being considered.
4. The pad for the Grandview Cart Barn has been graded and the underground fire riser piping has been set in place. Sun City West Fire will inspect the riser pipe. Electrical conduit will be set in the slab area and steel set in the pad. The County will then inspect before the pad can be poured. The pad will be poured toward the end of the week.
5. American Asphalt will begin the Slurry Seal to the back side of the Kuentz parking lot tomorrow, June 19th and striping will take place on June 20th. They will then return on July 23rd to apply seal coat and stripe on July 24th.
6. The Ceramics West Club will be meeting today to elect new officers and vote on proposed Bylaw changes.
7. We will be meeting with an acoustics consultant this week to discuss the possibilities of improving the sound at the Summit Hall.
8. Our Summer Series Event begins today June 18th with “One Heart” at 7:00 p.m. in the Stardust Theatre. This show is repeated tomorrow, June 19th at the same time.
9. Our 4th of July Celebration takes place at Palm Ridge on Wednesday of that week at 2:00 p.m. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. Music will be performed by MC6.
10. The new Brunswick Vector Plus scoring software will be installed at the Johnson Lanes this week.
11. The Sports Pavilion will be closed for summer maintenance beginning July 29th and will reopen Monday, August 13th.
12. Desert Trails Golf Course is closed this Thursday through Sunday (June 14th – 17th) for fairway aerification.
13. We are testing the well at Echo Mesa Golf Course, installing well pumps and taking and recording water measurements.
14. We are following our established schedule for palm tree trimming around our golf courses. All trimming is expected to be complete around the 2nd week of August.
15. Transition atDeerValleyand Echo Mesa Golf Courses is coming along very well as the grass is filling in nicely.
RH Johnson Library:
16. The Community Puzzle is approximately a quarter of the way complete. Library patrons have been working diligently on the white border of the puzzle.
17. Library staff are performing an inventory prior to switching over to new ALA (Arizona Library Association) shelving guidelines.