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So, What’s in Our Future??
Recently members (shareholders) of our Sun City Roseville Community Association were informed of actions by a Board Strategic Planning Committee to identify, evaluate and propose future community improvements to the Board of Directors to:
- Maintain the quality of life that Sun City offers
- Improve, maintain and operate all open space and recreational facilities for the benefit of its members
- Seek to protect property values
This committee’s charter:
- Review/Update the SCRCA Vision & Mission
- Review and incorporate, as appropriate, the 2001, 2006 and 2014 strategic study processes and recommendations to identify future improvements
- Evaluate potential benefits, priorities, costs & funding sources
- Submit recommendations to the Board of Directors for consideration/implementation
- Incorporate findings and recommendations with the annual Budget process
The following restated Association Vision, Mission and Strategy statements will now guide the identification and development of future community improvements.
Vision: To continue to be the PREMIER Active Adult Community in Northern California.
Mission: Sun City Roseville Community Association is committed to provide a superior quality lifestyle for all residents by offering an array of exceptional activities, amenities, facilities, programs and services.
Strategy: Annually, the Association will evaluate the values, benefits and financial feasibility of potential major improvements to our facilities, amenities, common areas, programs, services, and infrastructure. This process will enable the prioritization of those improvements that will fulfill our Mission.
Recommendations for consideration and/or implementation for the seven proposed community improvements listed below have been submitted to the Board:
- EXPAND the Creative Arts Kiln/Storage Areas
- EXPAND the Fitness Center
- EXPAND the Pro Shop
- EXPAND JONAS & MIS Capabilities
- EXPAND Administrative Space
- ADD 2 Bocce Courts
- ADD an 18-hole Putting Course
So, What’s in Our Future??
Stay Tuned; Perhaps attend a future Board Meeting
Golf Pass Pre Sale:
It’s that time of the year again, where you can pre order Golf Passes for the 2017-18 season. Starting on June 1st, you can head into the Administration office to purchase your golf passes, trial passes, and range passes.
Thank you and have fun this golfing season!
Tickets are available for the May 26 Ballroom performance with William Florian, former member of the famous New Christy Minstrels, as well as tickets for the June 23 Ballroom performance “A Tribute to Johnny Cash” with James Garner. Look for an updated Timber Creek Ballroom Events Schedule covering the summer months at the June Courier Days.
If you haven’t heard about Sun City Showtime scheduled for September 22, 2017 it’s not too late to get involved. Your Activities Department has partnered with residents Gary and Vivian Ellison to bring what promises to be a big production in Sun City Roseville with resident participation required! If you’re interested, please plan to attend one of the next meetings scheduled for May 19 at 2:00PM in the Poker Room or Monday, May 29 at 6:00PM in the Poker Room. Any questions, feel free to contact Vivian or Gary at 872-1220.
As we reach mid-May, the day tours are sold out! Please check the Courier and look ahead to June and see what might be of interest to you. We do have tickets for the 2017 Music Circus Performance, including “On the Town” for July 13 (tickets on sale June 1) and “Damn Yankees” for August 13 (tickets on sale July 1.)
Look for information shortly on the 2017/2018 Broadway Sacramento performance dates and ticket prices.
Be sure to pick up the latest “Mark Your Calendar” for event listings through August 2017. We are certain you will find something new, interesting and entertaining!
Residential Security – Part Two of a Series
The Front Yard and Porch Component, con’t
Doors Doors are not the problem, because most are made of strong materials, especially around the edges. It is door hardware—hinges, handles, and supplemental latches—that gets defeated.
Door Security – Single Swing Doors
The picture on the left shows body force being applied to a weak part of a door—the door handle hardware. The one on the left shows how most doors are installed. Most are “pre-hung,” or already hinged to their frame. Installers will place the door, render it level and plumb with shims, and then nail it to the 2” X 4” house framing. The first problem: The door frame, and decorative finishing trim and molding, are all made of soft materials. The second problem: The hardware is generally attached to that soft material with stubby little screws. An example is shown on the graphic below.
Where indicated by the arrows in the following graphic, the door handle strike plate attaches to the door frame, and the latch plate attaches to the door edge, commonly with manufacturer-provided ¾” screws. The same is true for hinges. Because there are more hinges than handles, door handle hardware is typically the weak point burglars appreciate.
When the door is kicked in from outside, what gives is the door frame. Because it is made of soft material, it splinters apart and is shoved inward, and the strike plate moves with it. The latch, even if it is a deadbolt, swings open into the room, along with the door, because the door is the only thing to which it remains attached.
The remedy is to attach the strike plate all the way through the door frame and into the 2” X 4” house frame. That generally requires 3” screws, also called #8 screws. One by one, remove a short screw, and then drill that hole through the rest of the door frame and into the house frame. This hole should be slightly shorter than the replacement screw, such that the longer replacement screw will embed into the house frame. The result is a doorknob lock assembly attached to both the strong edge of the door and the house frame. Do the same for the wall side of hinges.
Do the same for the latch plates of doorknobs, and the door side of hinges, except that 2” screws, embedded into the solid wood door itself, should suffice.
A variety of supplemental security latches are available. Where they attach to the flat door surface, such as indicated by the blue arrow in the graphic below, use the same remove, drill and replace method to swap out the stubby screws with screws slightly less long than the door is thick. 1½” is usually a safe length; you just don’t want the screw to poke through the other side of the door.
It is important to note, however, that the other piece of any such hardware, if attached to the decorative molding or trim, will not stand up to a door kick. This part will splinter away with and from the molding, rendering the other part attached only to the door, in the same manner as a non-retrofitted door knob latch. For example, if it is of the chain type depicted below, it will be found hanging, by its own chain, from the part which remains on the door—every time. The remedy is to place it on the wall, butted against the trim, and drill, where indicated by the red arrow, through the ½” sheetrock and into the door frame. The 3” screws will work fine.
That was a joke, and that is enough for this installment. The June article will begin with discussion of double swing doors.
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)
The Resident Website Workshop – What’s All the Buzz About?
The Resident Website Workshop is a free class offered to all residents. In this class, you will learn how to log in, register for Activities 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.
The next class is Tuesday, July 11. Sign up at the Monitors Desk or online at http://www.scres.org
There is no charge for this class.