Sun City Roseville eCourier

March 2016 eCourier

Board Member Report | Pro Shop | Timbers Restaurant | Activities | Fitness | NW/CP | Web News | Finance

BOARD MEMBER REPORT

Why Volunteer?
Thaddeus, Thad for short, became a resident in Sun City Roseville several years ago. Having just retired, with none of the usual work to do, he reflected upon the decision to move here. Among those decisions was the thought that there was so much offered to stimulate one during retirement years. But Thad decided to sit it out for a time, thinking that his working years earned him the right to relax a bit. Relaxing became a habit that left Thad bored. Is this what retirement is supposed to be?

Sara, his wife, had brought home a current copy of The Village Courier which seemed to be the community’s monthly publicity document. Leafing through, considering all the clubs, groups and committees, he figured this place must have well over 50 opportunities in which to become involved! “I’ve spent a lifetime learning and doing things, surely there’s something here that I can dip my toe into,” Thad reasoned. But what?

There was also the Community’s website, another important source of what goes on in Sun City. Of course, you had to have access to a computer to be in the know. The website wasn’t quite as user-friendly as it is now, but we know that lots of things improve with age. Browsing this source, however, wasn’t a problem for Thad because he’d become computer savvy during his working years. But maybe someday, somehow, the website would become easier to use—someday.

From his early days in the military Thad learned that volunteering for the unknown was often not a wise choice. But possibly joining one of the social groups would work as a test for a more rewarding retirement. Joining such a group was an eye-opener, as some members had participated, and were participating, in the Association’s governing and support committees as well. They seemed to be having a good time problem-solving and contributing their skills to the advantage of Sun City. And they were all from varied backgrounds and had different personalities. Thad’s interest in participating grew.

He applied for and was accepted to one of the Association’s ten committees. Over time he and his wife joined an additional club or two. Eventually a sense of belonging and contributing to the community grew as did a certain personal satisfaction. You can follow the same roundabout path of Thad’s or go directly to volunteering for participation in a committee of your choosing. There’s an introductory presentation planned for Tuesday, April 5th at 10:00 a.m. in the newly refurbished Timber Creek Ballroom. Your questions about volunteering for a committee will be answered. Refreshments will be provided to make attendance a bit sweeter. And surely there will be something there for all tastes.

Herb Drosdat | Treasurer, SCR Board of Directors | drdrosdat@surewest.net
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PRO SHOP


Here are a few things to look for in March:

Follow your favorite golf course, Timber Creek, on Facebook @ http://www.facebook.timbercreekgc.com

If you have any questions contact the Timber Creek Golf Shop and let us know how we can better serve you.

Mark Gouger | Sun City Roseville Golf Pro | gougerm@scrca.org
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TIMBERS AT THE LODGE

Jason Smith | SCR Food & Beverage Director | smithj@scrca.org
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ACTIVITIES

Look for a special delivery beginning March 18 through March 21. Your Golf Club members will be delivering an invitation for the May 16-18 Twenty Year Anniversary Celebration. Be sure to take a peak and take note of the registration date. Registration will open Monday, March 28; you may register online at the Resident Website or at the Activities Monitor Desk. This celebration promises to be a lot of fun for all!

We have several Ballroom events in March and April. Join us for the Speaker Series, brought to you by your Activities Department and funded by the Sun City Roseville Foundation. Meet Shari Fitzpatrick, Founder of Shari’s Berries on Monday, April 11 in the Timber Creek Ballroom. Tickets are $5.00 for the Speaker Series and an additional $5.00 should you wish to participate in the Chocolate & Wine Pairing following her presentation. Tuesday, April 12 our very own Cleo Kocol will provide another entertaining presentation as she talks about the real Pocahontas in the Aspen/Birch rooms. Friday, April 22
we’ll host Comedian Cary Long for a clean, funny, and must go see comedy show!

Friday, March 25 we’ll make the short jaunt to Feather Falls Casino; seats are $23.00 per person and include $12.00 in slot money and a $3.00 food credit. Seats are filling quickly for our first Mystery Day Tour scheduled for Friday, April 1. I can’t give you the details, but I can assure you it will be fun and adventurous. Registration is open for our “Farm-to-Fork” Dining Adventures. Wednesday, April 6 we’ll visit the ever popular Biba’s located in Old Town Sacramento. Cost is $76.00 per person. Tickets are available for Broadway Sacramento “Newsies” – this is an afternoon matinee. Tickets are $80.00 per person. How about a day out at the new San Joaquin County Asparagus Festival? Join us for all things asparagus! Tickets are $45.00 per person. And there’s more, please be sure to visit the Village Courier for additional trip information and details. Come along and join us!

Sharon Mowry | SCR Activities Director | sharonm@scrca.org
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FITNESS / WELLNESS

American Heart Association Adult CPR, First Aid and AED Certification Class

Learn what to do to help a victim of sudden cardiac arrest, heart attack, stroke and other emergencies such as burns, allergic reactions, etc. Sun City Roseville also has seven AEDs (Automated External Defibrillators); learn how to use one and save a life. Those who attend the class will be certified by the American Heart Association – don’t worry – there’s no ‘test’ and everyone will pass! Fee: $40. Instructor: Elaine. Please register with payment in the Fitness Center for one of the following sessions:

Tuesday April 5 8:00AM-12:30PM Cedar Room
Tuesday April 19 8:00AM-12:30PM Cedar Room

Elaine Zilonka | SCR Fitness Director | elainez@scrca.org
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NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH / CITIZENS PATROL

Driving Safety at Intersections

Would you avoid a collision if you could, even if you had the right-of-way? Sure, of course. Do you think often of the “defensive driving” training you received some time ago? Maybe not. My purpose here is to bring some of those “defensive driving” safety tips back to the forefront of your driving habits.

My offerings are based on my experiences investigating traffic collisions. In most collisions, the parties at fault will tell the police what they did wrong. Most simply confess because they are honest citizens. But more important, the parties not at fault will usually explain, knowingly or unknowingly, their failure to anticipate what the other guy might do.

Said another way, the parties not at fault usually convey that they would have avoided the crash, but were just not thinking about it. As a result, I stand convinced that most collisions could be, and should be, prevented by the driver who was not at fault. The old adages are valid: “Driving is a full time job” and “look out for the other guy.”

For this article, I will focus on defensive driving concerns to apply when you enter intersections, whether from a stop sign or when your traffic signal turns green. These safety practices also apply when you are entering a roadway from a private driveway, such as when leaving a shopping center.

The diagram is intended to depict you about to enter an intersection. The first car that could hit you would be in the first lane you will cross, which is, obviously, the first lane to your left. The next car that could hit you would be in the second lane, followed by those in the third and fourth lanes to your right. You should thus look for the other guy, lane by lane, before you cross each lane. Simple enough, yes, but the key is the technique with which you look.

The bad habit too many drivers have developed, because defensive driving is not something of which they have regularly reminded themselves, is to first look too far down the street. In so doing, they actually look behind the car that will hit them, and pull right into its path. Rather, sweep the first lane with your gaze from near to far, and then sweep back to near again. This sweeping scrutiny should be moderately slow, and very methodical. Your speed need not be a crawl, but should be consistently slow, versus accelerating.

As you approach the second lane, use the same sweeping technique, but be even more alert to an approaching car (the other guy) which may be hidden by cars stopped in the first lane. Then apply the techniques to each of the two lanes on your right. You can picture how this all applies to when you enter a roadway from a shopping center parking lot, as well.

All that said, when you see that the knucklehead is not going to stop, and you do stop and thus avoid his crashing into you, you can either react like I do with the horn and hand gestures, or display much calm, poise and grace. At least you will be able to make the choice.

I am always available to speak at your Neighborhood Watch meetings or Club meetings.

Important Phone Numbers
Emergency – Police or Fire – 911
Roseville Emergency from Cell Phones – 916-786-6444
Roseville Non-Emergency Police – 774-5000
Sun City After Hours Emergency – 789-0808

Neighborhood Watch Office – (8:00 AM – Noon)
neighborhoodwatch@scrca.org
774-3817

Citizens Patrol Office – (8:00 AM – Noon)
citizenspatrol@scrca.org
774-3853

P.J. Conradi | Director, Neighborhood Watch/Citizens Patrol | neighborhoodwatch@scrca.org
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WEB NEWS

What is my “cache” and why should I clear it?

Most websites you visit are actually comprised of dozens, hundreds or even thousands of files. Even websites that are optimized for speed are likely loading tons of files at once to display content in your browser.

Browsers try to do their part to speed up the loading process. The first time you visit a site, your browser will “save” pieces of the site. Because your browser can display the files stored in its cache much faster than it can pull fresh files from a server, the next time you visit that site, the use of cached files will help cut down page load time.

Why should I remove those saved files?

Many times web developers have to make updates or changes to the files on your site. If we change a file that your browser has cached, it’s going to keep serving the old, cached version of the file and you won’t see our most recent change. That’s why we ask you to clear your cache.

How do I clear my cache?

The process of clearing cache differs from browser to browser. Generally speaking, look for an option to delete cache or temporary files in your browser’s administrative settings.

What do I do after I’ve cleared my cache?

Remember, after clearing your cache in any browser, refresh the page you are viewing so your browser has a chance to grab the fresh files.

How often should I clear my cache?

There is no set rule for how often you should clear your cache. Since cache does serve a good purpose, it’s not necessary to clear too often unless you are having difficulty with your browser. If you want to make sure you’re seeing the most recent content, simply refresh your screen.

 

Betty Foley-Guerrero | Website Coordinator | bettyf@scrca.org
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FINANCE

Sun City Roseville Community Association is committed to provide a quality lifestyle for all residents by offering exceptional activities, programs and services. Further, we strive to skillfully manage and, as appropriate, to enhance association facilities and assets while providing a professional work environment for our employees.

In order to carry out this mission, much planning is required. Much of this planning is done through the annual budget process, which begins 7-8 months prior to the actual fiscal year beginning. It begins with volunteer residents (the Board Members and Committee Members) who speak for the residents, residents themselves, and management staff. Management spends a great deal of time quantifying the activities, programs, services, facility maintenance, and asset enhancements. As a resident you first see this work in November of each year during a Long Range Planning Meeting and a Budget Objectives Meeting.   Following is the budget schedule for next year’s fiscal budget.

Nov 17, 2015 1:00 – 3:00 Long Range Financial Goals Workshop

Develop Budget Objectives

Card
Department Budget Reviews
Mar 21, 2016  1:00-5:00   Golf Operations

Landscape

SP – Ponderosa
Mar 22, 2016 1:00-5:00 Food and Beverage

Fitness Center

Aspen / Birch
Mar 23, 2016 1:00-4:00 Administration

Activities

Recreation Center Maintenance

SP – Ponderosa
Mar 24, 2016 1:00-5:00 Reserve Replacements and Reserve
Study (incl. both Properties & Finance)Capital Assets and Club Purchases
(includes both Properties and Finance)
Aspen / Birch
Apr 5, 2016 1:00-5:00 Review of Revised Budget Draft Birch / Cedar
Apr 12, 2016 1:00-5:00 Board Open Forum & Budget Workshop Birch / Cedar

Once the budget is finalized by the Finance Committee and Board of Directors, staff must begin the execution of this plan (Beginning in the new fiscal year). It is during the monthly Finance Committee Meeting that we monitor the quantified progress and variances to the plan. For those who wish, attending this meeting can be really helpful in understanding the day to day operations of the community you live in. And for those of you who wish, the monthly courier is a good source of summarized information. What ever your choice, please take the time to enjoy the beautiful community in which you live.

James Martin | Controller | jmartin@scrca.org
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