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8 GENERALS


editorial@robson.com — June 2012


Board of Directors meeting minutes (unapproved) April 25


Jenssen, Woody Neiman, Mel Rasmussen, Kathy Skrei, Bob Spruiell


Directors present: Don Hicks, Bud and George


Thomas. Also present: Steve Nolan, General


Manager. Board President Kathy Skrei called the meeting to order at 3:00 p.m.


It was


stated the meeting is being recorded for accuracy of the minutes. It was asked that all cell phones be turned off during the meeting. It was announced that the Board will be following the agenda and asked that homeowner comments and suggestions be reserved until they are called for on the agenda. Bud Jenssen introduced and gave a


military service biography of retired Army veteran Ralph Waara. Mr. Waara then led the Pledge of Allegiance. Kathy Skrei thanked Ralph Waara for his


military service. Woody Neiman made a motion,


seconded by Don Hicks, to approve the March 28, 2012, Board Meeting Minutes. Motion carried unanimously. Bud Jenssen made a motion, seconded


by Woody Neiman, to approve the March 28, 2012, Annual Board Meeting Minutes. Motion carried unanimously. Bud Jenssen made a motion, seconded


by George Thomas, to approve the April 4, 2012, Special Board Meeting Minutes. This meeting was held to replace a Board Member due to resignation. Motion carried unanimously. PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE: Kathy Skrei


explained the proceedings of the pickleball workshop held prior to today’s meeting. TREASURER’S REPORT Woody Neiman presented the March


31, 2012, pre-audited fi nancial report. He explained the new simplifi ed format for the Treasurer’s report. He thanked the Board, Steve Nolan, Dave Bolio, Brian Shaw, Karen Lease, Connie Hacker, Druz Hurler and the Audit and Finance Committee for their assistance in developing this new format. He encouraged any feedback. George Thomas made a motion, seconded by Mel Rasmussen, to approve the March 31, 2012, pre-audited fi nancial report. Motion carried unanimously. The fi nal fi nancial summary will be available in Homeowner Services. At this time, Mel Rasmussen, assisted


by Woody Neiman, introduced Jean Luchtel who donated $2,000 to the Voluntary Contribution Fund in memory of her husband, Dutch. He gave a short bio of Jean’s service to the community. This donation has been allocated toward the Palo Verde clubhouse front entrance fountain. He then thanked her for her generous contribution. Kathy Skrei thanked Jean for her contribution. COMMITTEE REPORTS: Architectural Compliance Committee:


The report was given of their meeting held April 5. Next meeting is May 3, 8:30 a.m. in the Phoenix Room. There were no recommendations for the Board at this time. Audit and Finance Committee: The


report was given of their meeting held April 10. Next meeting is May 8, 1:00 p.m. in the Saguaro Room. There were no recommendations for the Board at this time. Complete minutes of this committee’s meetings


Homeowner Services. Communications


are available for viewing at Committee: The


report was given of their meeting held April 4. Next meeting is May 2 at 7:00 a.m.


in Ceramics Room. There were no


recommendations for the Board at this time. Complete minutes of this committee’s meetings


are available for viewing at


Homeowner Services. Election Committee: The report was given of their meeting held April 3. They


SUN LAKES SPLASH


had one additional meeting on April 10. Next meeting is September 4 at 1:00 p.m. in the Phoenix Room. They have no scheduled meetings during the summer. There were no recommendations for the Board at this time. Complete minutes of this committee’s meetings are available for viewing at Homeowner Services. Facilities and Grounds Committee:


The report was given of their meeting held April 3. They had an additional meeting on April 10. Next meeting is May 1, 10:00 a.m. They have one recommendation for the Board, which is to approve a study of the fi tness facilities to determine the best course of action for future improvement at an approximate cost of $5,000. Complete minutes of this committee’s meetings are available for viewing at Homeowner Services. Food and Beverage Committee: The


report was given of their meeting held April 5. Next meeting is May 3 at 9:00 a.m. in the Saguaro Room. Thank you to all who contributed toward the patio furniture, which to date is a total of $10,660. There were no recommendations for the Board at this time. Complete minutes of this committee’s meetings are available for viewing at Homeowner Services. Golf Committee: The report was given


of their meeting held April 5. Next meeting is May 3 at 3:00 p.m.


in the Ceramics


Room. There were no recommendations for the Board at this time. Complete minutes of this committee’s meetings are available for viewing at Homeowner Services. At this time, Kathy Skrei stated that the


recommendation to stop the cart washing business was removed from the agenda as it is a management item. Steve Nolan stated that the contract needs to be reviewed. At this time, Kathy Skrei introduced and


welcomed the Association’s new Controller Brian Shaw. Recreation Committee: The report was


given of their meeting held April 2. Next meeting is May 7, 1:30 p.m. in the Phoenix Room. There were no recommendations for the Board at this time. Complete minutes of this committee’s meetings are available for viewing at Homeowner Services. Safety, Security and Access Committee:


The report was given of their meeting held April 4. Next meeting is May 2, 10:00 a.m. in the Saguaro Room. There were no recommendations for the Board at this time. Complete minutes of this committee’s meetings


are available for viewing at


Homeowner Services. Administration Building Replacement


Task Force: It was reported that their next meeting will be with the architects and has not yet been scheduled. PROJECT REPORTS: Palo Verde Pool Restroom: It was


reported that no permit has been received as yet. The next step will be to put


the


project out to bid. Rezoning: No report was given. Pickleball Report: It was reported that


a solution was proposed at the workshop. Cell Tower: It was reported that the legal


documents were sent back to their attorney, and it is estimated that the project will start within 90 days. Fountain Report: It was reported that


the fountain project was started last Friday with the trenching, and they are awaiting SRP inspection. It was reported that there is no projected completion date at this time. MANAGEMENT REPORT: Steve Nolan


welcomed Brian Shaw and the management report was given. DIRECTORS COMMENTS: Bud Jenssen:


Thanked Ralph Waara


for his military service, welcomed new Controller Brian Shaw and thanked Jean Luchtel for her generous donation toward


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Message from the Board President


Kathy Skrei April 2012 Monthly Board Meeting: Business was conducted as outlined by


the meeting minutes in this issue of the Sun Lakes Splash. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by retired Army veteran, Ralph Waara. Reports were given on the Palo Verde pool restroom project, rezoning, the cell


and the fountain at the lake at Cottonwood hole no. 18. This was the fi rst meeting of the “new”


Board that included newly elected Director Don Hicks and newly appointed Director Bob Spruiell, who joined incumbent Directors Mel Rasmussen, George Thomas, Woody Nieman, Bud Jenssen and Kathy Skrei. President Skrei explained that a workshop


on “Pickleball Court Location” had been held at 2:00 p.m. prior to the 3:00 Board meeting. The Board has re-visited the pre-


Upcoming events All tickets for Cottonwood Palo Verde


shows and events can be purchased at our Homeowner Services location. TIME & TIME AGAIN The very popular rock & roll band “Time


& Time Again,” along with some special guests, will be performing their Oldies Variety Show in the San Tan Ballroom on Friday, June 20, starting at 7:00 p.m. Doors will open for a no-host bar at 6:00 p.m. Tickets are only $20. Come and have fun with us oldies fans and sing and dance to many of your favorite tunes. REMEMBER THE 60S IMPERSONATORS Direct from Las Vegas, four legendary


singers performed by four amazingly talented tribute artists. The line-up includes: Barbra Streisand, Neil Diamond, Dionne Warwick and Paul Anka. Get your tickets now for this fantastic show slated for Friday, March 22, 2013, in the San Tan Ballroom. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. show. All this fun and for only $20. FREE CANCER SCREENING Dr. Brett Goettsch


of Radiant


Complexions Dermatology Clinic will be conducting a Free Cancer Screening in Cottonwood’s Phoenix Room (A-9) from 8:00 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, June 6. All Sun Lakers are invited. No appointment is needed. The doctor will see you on a fi rst come-fi rst see basis.


tower,


approved location of the two pickleball courts that were to have been constructed to the south of court no. 1. The new proposal of converting existing Court no 2 into four pickleball courts, and constructing a new tennis court to the east of Court no. 1 was presented. Those attending the workshop were


very enthusiastic about this proposal. The Board will vote at new its May


Board meeting to rescind the prior approved vote of the pickleball court location and vote on the newly proposed location as described above. Newly hired Controller, Brian Shaw, was the meeting. Brian comes to


welcomed at


us from Albuquerque, New Mexico, and we wish him well in his new position. Our plans for the rest of 2012 are to


continue to work on current projects and to address any new issues that come up. 


FREE EXERCISE EQUIPMENT CLASSES Personal Trainer Deryk Garmanian and


his assistant/homeowner Brenda Waara will be instructing at no cost, a Weight Room and Equipment orientation class in the Ladies Fitness Center, for both men and women (at this time) on the following Wednesdays: June 20, July 18, August 15, September 19, October 17, November 14 (one week earlier due to Thanksgiving) and December 19. Please


Homeowner Services. AMADOM JEWELERS Trade in your old, broken or unwanted


jewelry for CASH! Amadom will be in Cottonwood’s Phoenix Room (A-9) from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 16. No appointment is needed; just come and they’ll take care of you. ANNUAL OPEN HOUSE Mark your calendar for Saturday,


October 13, for this year’s annual Open House. Come see all the new clubs and organizations who are just waiting to welcome you. Hours will be from 9:00 a.m. to noon in the San Tan Ballroom. This event is FREE and open to all Sun Lakes Homeowners and their guest. FUTURE DINNER DANCES: 4th of July, Wednesday, July 4, 2012 Labor Day, Monday, September 3, 2012


 Food for Thought


Nancy Pannebecker for CW/PV Food and Beverage Committee Many homeowners


and clubs enjoy


using the patios at both the Cottonwood and Palo Verde clubhouses, but the demand for seating typically far outweighs the available furniture. Budget limitations precluded Food & Beverage Management from purchasing


the needed additional


furniture. In January, the Food & Beverage Committee was asked to spearhead an effort to raise funds for additional patio furniture for both clubhouse patios, with a goal to raise $6,000. Since January, various initiatives were undertaken to meet


this


goal: key clubs in the community were solicited to make donations; homeowners were informed of the need; donations of raffl e prizes were requested; and Food & Beverage Management was asked to sponsor fundraising events. Community response to this fundraising effort was outstanding, enabling us to collect $10,630, far exceeding our goal and expectations. Many thanks are due to the homeowners, clubs, and staff that made this initiative so successful: Cottonwood Men’s Golf Association, Cottonwood Ladies’ Golf Association, Palo Verde Men’s Golf Association, Palo Verde


Ladies’ Golf Association, Sun Lakes Women’s Association, Sun Lakes Community Theater; Cottonwood & Palo Verde Pro Shops for donating raffl e prizes; Homeowners who made generous cash donations, purchased raffl e tickets, or attended fundraising events; Homeowners who donated raffl e prizes, including a 32” fl at-screen TV, and two oil paintings by Sun Lakes artists; Palo Verde’s Chef Marshall for donating his time and culinary talent as a raffl e prize by preparing a dinner for six at the home of the winner; Food & Beverage Management for hosting the Martini Madness and Golf Tournament/ BBQ fundraiser events, and for their contributions to the raffl e prizes We’re very fortunate to have such a generous community that comes together and


supports improvements to our


clubhouse facilities and lifestyle. There will soon be several new seating groups and fi re pits on both the Cottonwood and Palo Verde clubhouse patios. We look forward to seeing you enjoying the new furniture over a meal, beverages, or just chatting. The Food & Beverage Committee and Association Management are most grateful to all those who contributed to this enhancement of our patios. 


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