March 2017 eCourier

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April 27, 10 AM – Noon in the Partial Ballroom.

One of the most important functions Board members have is to ensure that each spring we find enough volunteers among residents to staff the eleven statutorily required and standing committees we have here in Sun City Roseville.

The numbers are impressive:  there are 113 volunteer positions on the various committees plus another seven Board positions, for a total of 120 slots.  In any particular year, approximately 40 vacancies need to be filled.

According to our best estimate, Sun City volunteers contribute approximately 31,200 hours of work per year.  If we put a dollar figure to this number, using, say, $20 per hour, we see that our community is benefiting from $624,000 per year in volunteer services.

Besides saving all of us money, volunteering can be rewarding.  By being involved in committees and/or participating in Board activities, homeowners have the chance to work with other residents and get to know them and our community.  They can have the satisfaction of “giving back,” particularly at a time in our lives when we may finally have some free time outside work and home responsibilities.

So, about that Faire:  the event on April 27 is a chance for all to learn more about volunteer opportunities in Sun City Roseville.  The morning will kick off with a short Power Point presentation identifying the various committees.  It will also provide a brief overview of how vital their services are.  In addition, attendees will find out how many volunteers we need for Finance, or Compliance, or Elections, or any of the other eight committees.  Representatives from each of the committees will be available to answer your particular questions.

There’s even going to be a stand-up comedian to set the mood! The gentleman’s name is Lee Belshin, and Lee is known for his highly motivational and humorous presentations.

We look forward to seeing YOU there!

RT Taylor | Secretary, SCR Board of Directors |
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Things to look for in April 2017:

  • More Game Enhancement Clinics beginning
  • Brande new Callaway Epic is in! Head in to see and demo the new equipment. Ask about fitting opportunities.
  • Looking for new Clubs? Timber Creek Golf Shop is an official Taylor Made fitting facility, Srixon Fitting facility, and Cleveland Wedge fitting facility. Flightscope launch monitor technology now in the Timber Creek Pro Shop. Call the shop for details and bookings.
  • Punch cards are going coming to an end; last punches will be given at end of May.
  • Take advantage of the resident special weekdays between 11AM-1PM only $25.00.
  • Update Range panel will be coming in. Look for the upgrade, if you have a range pass, head into the shop for an updated card/key.
  • Cobra golf Demo Day on April 6th. Reserve your fitting in the golf shop, or at 916-774-3851.

*All lesson packages come with a Range Pass with unlimited range play during lesson series*

Follow your favorite golf course, Timber Creek, on Facebook.

Download our new Timber Creek Golf App in the app store under “Timber Creek Golf Course

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

Derek Zachman | Head Golf Pro |
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Click here to read the Sun City Roseville Goose Patrol – 10th Anniversary Report
by Jim Ferrin

Jim Ferrin | Golf Course Maintenance Supervisor |
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Jason Smith | SCR Food & Beverage Director |
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The monthly eBlast serves as a great communication tool for the Activities Department and I hope you as a resident find these monthly eCouriers useful and that it provides you with a variety of information for all SCR departments. As you may well know, the eCourier comes out the 15th of each month, every month!  I use this as an opportunity to inform you of events in the Timber Creek Lodge and scheduled tours that still have availability to purchase tickets and/or bus seats from the 15th to the 15th of each month.

With that being said, here’s an update. It’s not too late to purchase tickets or register for a seat for the various events and day tours:

Onsite Events:
Friday, March 24
we’ll welcome the Roseville Community Concert Band from 7:00-8:30PM in the Timber Creek Ballroom. This is a 45-piece volunteer band and will accompany the classic 1926 silent film “The General” starring actor, comedian and stunt man Buster Keaton.  Watch this movie come to life with live music!  Tickets are $15.00 per person.

Sudoku Instructor Russ Abbott is back with a two-session class to teach you Sudoku skills.  This two-part workshop will take place Tuesday, April 4 & April 11 from 9:00AM-11:00AM in the Aspen/Birch rooms and will teach you the skills to complete the puzzles in daily circulation as well as build a framework to tackle the more difficult ones.  The cost is $10 for both sessions.

Friday, April 7 we’ll welcome The Back Pages in the Timber Creek Ballroom from 7:00-9:00PM.  It’s a 1960’s musical festival as they perform songs from the Beatles, the Byrd’s, Creedence, the Monkees, the Rolling Stones, and great one hit wonders. The dance floor will be open! Tickets are $20.00 per person.

We continue to offer speakers through the “Speaker Series”, funded by the Sun City Foundation.  Monday, April 10 we’ll welcome Fred Shoemaker, author of “Extraordinary Golf” and Golf Coach.  Cost is $5.00 per person.

Day Tours:
Friday, March 17
– Come test the “Luck of the Irish” at the Colusa Casino. Bus departs at 8:00AM; cost is $40.00 per person.

Monday, March 20 – Tour the “Painted Ladies” in the city by the bay, San Francisco.  It’s a visual treat and includes a step-on guide.  Bus departs at 7:30AM; cost is $72.00 per person.

Thursday, March 30Cantor Art Museum/Stanford University Campus & Hosted Lunch at the Fish House in San Mateo on the water.  We’ll enjoy a docent-led tour that includes the Stanford Family Collection with 5,000 pieces of works of art.  Bus departs at 8:00AM; cost is $85.00 per person.

Thursday, April 6 – With spring in the air, join the SCR Garden Club for a day at the San Francisco Flower & Garden Show at the San Mateo Event Center.  Bus departs at 7:30AM; cost is $75.00 per person.

Be sure to pick up the latest “Mark Your Calendar” for event listings through June 2017.  We are certain you will find something new, interesting and entertaining!

Sharon Mowry | SCR Activities Director |
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Elaine Zilonka | SCR Fitness Director |
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keep-calm-and-call-the-policePlease DO NOT Call Citizens Patrol

Given that Roseville Police have recently implemented a very state-of-the-art Computer Assisted Dispatch system, I thought I would revisit one of 2015’s articles.  As you read this, read into it that the abilities of the street cops, dispatchers, and detectives to knit together various scraps of information from citizens is now amazing.  That means it is even more important, and more beneficial, to alert the police than it was in 2015.  And, of course, it is still not advantageous to call our Citizens Patrol.

When you observe or encounter suspicious persons or circumstances, call the police.  First and always, call the police.  Why not call Citizens Patrol?

  1. We do not put Citizens Patrol volunteers in harm’s way. They are, after all, Sun City seniors.
  1. The police are trained and experienced. Citizens Patrol volunteers call the police.
  1. The faster the police are alerted or informed the better. A call to Citizens Patrol merely causes unnecessary delay.
  1. You might be the only caller, but you might be sixth. You cannot possibly know whether what you are seeing, or hearing, may be a single piece of a larger puzzle, about which the police may already have some knowledge, or which they can assemble later.
  1. Any cop will tell you this: They do not mind dry runs, so never think it is not important enough.  Dispatchers can only ask you the right operative questions if you call.

Call anyone else after you promptly call the police.  These are actual examples of when our residents called Citizens Patrol and left a message—talk about delayed information—when they absolutely should have called the police first:

  • There is a U-Haul moving van in front of my neighbor’s house.
  • I saw two women carrying shrubbery in grocery bags. I followed them into the apartments on Fiddyment.  I got their apartment numbers.  I took notes on my cell phone.
  • Two teenagers are playing golf in jeans and t-shirts and it is almost dark.
  • Some guy in a van just came to my door and tried to sell me meat.
  • Last night, I smelled a really strange odor.
  • I saw two guys back a van into my neighbor’s driveway. I saw them carry something to the van.  I could not get a license plate number, so I waited until the resident got home.  It was a landscape theft.

Yes, I want to know about such events, but it is knowledge of the results of the police response which enables me to piece the story together and report everything to all of you.


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)

Citizens Patrol Office – (8:00 AM – Noon)

P.J. Conradi | Director, NW/CP |
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The Resident Website Workshop – Come Join Us!

The next Resident Website Workshop will be Tuesday, May 16, 1:30-2:30pm. Learn how to register for Activities events online, access the Referral Book (yes, the clunky referral book in the lobby is available online from the comfort of your home!), submit items to sell on our online Classifieds, and so much more!

If you’ve already taken this class and need a refresher, feel free to take the class again. Sign up at the Monitors Desk. Class size is limited and fills up quickly.

There is no charge for this class.

Betty Foley-Guerrero | Website Coordinator |
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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 15, 2016 1:00 – 3:00 Long Range Financial Goals Workshop Aspen
Nov 15, 2016 1:00 – 3:00 Develop Budget Objectives Aspen
Department Budget Reviews Aspen
Mar 20, 2017 1:00-5:00 Golf Operations Aspen / Birch
Mar 21, 2017 1:00-5:00 Food and Beverage Aspen / Birch
    Fitness Center  
Mar 22, 2017 1:00-4:00 Administration SP – Spruce / Ponderosa
    Recreation Center Maintenance  
Mar 23, 2017 1:00-5:00 Reserve Replacements and Reserve Aspen / Birch
    Study (incl. both Properties & Finance)  
Mar 24, 2017 1:00-5:00 Capital Assets and Club Purchases SP – Ponderosa
    (includes both Properties and Finance)  
Apr 4, 2017 1:00-3:30 Review of Revised Budget Draft Aspen / Birch
Apr 11, 2017 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 P. Martin | Director of Finance |
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