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Mar. 26, 2018


Recreation Centers

Of Sun City West, Inc.




Date:               March 26, 2018


 To:                  RCSCW Governing Board


 From:             Mike Whiting, General Manager


 Subject:          Weekly Activity Report – March 26, 2018


Facility Projects:

  1. The Beardsley Mini-Golf Turf will be closed from 4/27 to 4/30 on holes 10 through 17 for warranty replacement due to adhesion failure due to the rain around the time of installation.


  1. The RHJ Parking Lot 2 Island Construction Project is in progress. Estimated completion date is 4/6.  Environmental Services will begin planting and landscaping the island project around 4/9/


  1. The R. H. Johnson Tennis Facility Closure begins on 3/26/18. Staff has removed furniture and miscellaneous equipment.  Roadrunner Cactus will begin removing plants this week.  The contractor will begin installing construction fencing and performing pre-construction preparation.


  1. The ARC Paint Booth addition is still waiting for Maricopa County Planning and Development approval of the foundation revision which was turned in on 3/13/18. The review process takes up to 3 weeks to complete.


Facility Maintenance:

  1. Facility Maintenance staff repainted two crosswalks in the R. H. Johnson Parking Lot.



  1. Happy Camp continues through Friday, March 30. Bowling will be held every Saturday for our Happy Camp participants!  Please be sure to register all children at the R. H. Johnson Box Office for participation in Happy Camp.
  2. The Paddle Board Yoga demonstration at R. H. Johnson Pool on Friday went well. We had an additional person sign up for the class.


  1. So You Think You Have Talent continues Tuesday, March 27, 11 a.m. at the Kuentz Courtyard. Entertainment is provided by Steve Kehler and Friends.


  1. Come join us at our next Jam Session on Monday, March 26 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Kuentz Courtyard for two hours of entertainment!


  1. Our next Happy Hour is scheduled for Wednesday, March 28 on the great lawn. The show is free and kicks off at 6 p.m.  Get ready for some toe-tapping genres of classic rock, blues and jazz with Bleu Passion.


  1. Our Chartered Clubs Officer’s Meetings will be held on March 28 & 29 (6 p.m. on Wednesday and 8 a.m. on Thursday) at the R. H. Johnson Social Hall. This meeting is mandatory for all Clubs to attend.  At least one member of each club must be present.  Please call Kasey at 544-6031 to confirm your attendance.


  1. The Easter Egg Hunt rolls into Beardsley Park on Saturday, March 31. Gates open at 8:30 a.m. and the Egg Hunt begins at 9 a.m.  This event is sold out.


Sports Pavilion:

  1. Sunday’s Bowling Special brought in $767.


  1. We held the second annual “Nate Brickman” Tournament this past Saturday, March 24. 84 bowlers participated and over $2,000 was raised for the Lion’s Club.


  1. We had another 300 game bowled last week! Congratulations go out to Mike Greenwald of the Pioneer League!


  1. We have sold 25 Bowling VIP Passes to date.


Village Store:

  1. Our Spring Arts and Craft Fair held on Saturday, March 17 saw a 13% increase in sales over last year’s Fair.  Great job everyone!



  1. A large crowd attended Author J. A. Jance ‘s Book Talk and Signing last Tuesday. She had the audience laughing from start to finish.


  1. Thirty children and adults attended Happy Camp Story time at the library last week. Liberty Wildlife brought a Kestral, a Red-Tailed Hawk, a Tarantula, and a snake.  This Wednesday will be the last week of Happy Camp.


  1. Bestselling Author C. J. Box will speak tomorrow at 10:30 a.m. in the Social Hall. He is extremely popular with library patrons and we are expecting a large turnout.  We anticipate having enough seats for everyone, even those people without tickets.


  1. Phoenix based Author Betty Webb will speak at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 28at Palm Ridge Rec. Center. She is the author of 15 national best-selling mystery novels set in Arizona: the dark Lena Jones books and the humorous Gunn Zoo books.  Webb is an instructor of Creative Writing as ASU and a former journalist and always includes writing tips in her talks.


  1. The libary will host a craft table at this Saturday’s Egg-Stravaganza in Beardsley Park.


General Services;

  1. We are working on our APRA nominations (Arizona Parks and Recreation Association) Annual Program Awards which are due in early April. We will be submitting three nominations for this year.


  1. Another TORCH Session graduated last week. You can view their class projects at


  1. Just a reminder that today 3/26 would have been election for the RCSCW Governing Board. It was not necessary to hold an election this year as we had three candidates and 3 open Gov. Board seats.  You can still send in your email addresses to so we can put it on file for use in future elections.


  1. The Marketing Survey is still gaining a lot of hits. We look forward to additional responses once the April Rec. News comes out.  Members can fill out a paper version of the survey found in that issue and turn them in before 3 p.m. on April 13 to the Receptionist at the R. H. Johnson Administration Building.  We will release the results once they’ve all survey information has been compiled and analyzed.  Thank you to everyone who filled a survey out.


  1. IT will present some information about the club’s website and scams at the upcoming Chartered Clubs Meeting.


  1. The R. H. Johnson digital sign has been installed, however, we are working with the vendor to upgrade some aspects of it to ensure a better image for residents driving by.


  1. Just a reminder, out phone system will be at end of life December 2018 so we are budgeting for an entire replacement. This system hasn’t been updated since 2003.



Golf Operations:

31.  Golf revenue is up 2.5% over prior year and rounds are about even over prior year.


32.  The SCW Classic was held this past weekend at Trail Ridge and Pebblerook Golf Courses. 55 golfers participated each day for a total of 110 golfers at this event.


33.  Our annual Golf Gala is being held at Palm Ridge this Thursday.


34.  The 3rd Annual Nadaburg Foundation Golf Benefit takes place at Stardust Golf Course on Saturday, April 7.


Environmental Services:

35.  Golf Maintenance employees continue working on the parking lot island landscaping. They will be adding the rock to the island barriers this week.  Once that is complete, trees will be installed.


36.  We will begin removing and replacing winter flowers in the community.



Upcoming Events:


MAR 2018

Every Tue at Kuentz                 SO YOU THINK YOU HAVE TALENT! 11 am at Kuentz Courtyard.  Join us for our 7th Season high-lighting many new acts and “all your old favorites!”


March 27 – Singer/instrumentalists Steve Kehler and Friends. This is another new act.  For questions or information, contact Dori Miller at 623-544- 6193.  This event is FREE!


Mon, Mar 26                               JAM SESSION,  1-3 pm, Kuentz Courtyard. Join us on from 1 to 3 p.m. for two hours of entertainment in the Kuentz Courtyard. Join in or just sit back and relax and enjoy the music. This starts our third season. For questions or information, contact Dori Miller at 623- 544-6193.


Wed, Mar 28                               HAPPY HOUR Both shows are free and kick off at 6 p.m. Happy Hours are open to Sun City West residents and their invited guests. BYOB and snacks, however, coffee and ice will be provided. Be sure to bring your own chairs. No pets, service animals only.


                                                         March 28, get ready for the toe-tapping genres of classic rock, blues and jazz with Bleu Passion. This five-piece band will perform an array of upbeat classics that will be sure to have you dancing in the isles.


Mar 28 & 29                                CHARTERED CLUBS OFFICERS MEETING, 6 pm Wed, or 8 am Thursday, RH Johnson Social Hall.  It is mandatory that all clubs be represented by at least one officer. You can attend either meeting. Please call Kasey at 623-544-6031 to confirm your attendance.


Sat Mar 31                                    SOLD OUT!  EASTER EGG HUNT rolls into Beardsley Park! The Easter Bunny will be busy hiding eggs. Tickets for the Eggstravaganza Easter Egg Hunt are free to residents and their invited guests. For tickets, (which are required), residents must show rec cards at the R.H. Johnson Box Office from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.  The hunt starts at 9 a.m., with children grouped by age Gates will open at 8:30 a.m. After the children have finished collecting their eggs the Easter Bunny will arrive for pictures at 9:30 a.m. Parents must have their own camera. Bounce houses, face painting, crafts, and much more will be available. We will sell donuts, coffee, and drinks. Children must be registered for the Easter egg hunt. Children must be at least 1 (walking) but no older than 10.









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