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VOLUNTEERS ~ A Gift To The Community
What makes Sun City Roseville the Premier Active Adult Community in Northern California? Its beautiful landscaping and Golf course? The many Amenities and Activities? It is also the many volunteers that give so generously of their time and talents. Our volunteers are an important part to the success of our Community and Association. Please help to meet the ever changing needs of Sun City Roseville. You can make a difference!
Now is the time to start looking for a committee you might like to join. Attend one of the ten committee meetings to find out which one is a fit for your expertise and skills.
What are the benefits for you? Here are just a few.
- Using your skills
- Very rewarding
- Giving back to your community
- Social aspect – meeting new people
- Volunteer Appreciation lunch in June
By being involved you are able to be informed and know what is happening in our Association and Community.
Our Committees are a valuable resource to the Board of Directors. The Board Volunteer Work Group is developing a Marketing Plan to come up with ideas and events to provide more information about our many volunteer opportunities. A Volunteer Faire/“Mix and Mingle” is planned in the spring of 2018. Watch for the date.
November will a busy month for Timber Creek and Sierra Pines Golf Shops. As October brings Halloween, November brings the ever so filling Thanksgiving! Timber Creek and Sierra Pines will be open for Thanksgiving, as we will be holding our morning shotguns for those who desire to play golf before the feast! During the month of November Timber Creek Golf Shop will be bringing in new merchandise to get ready for our annual Seasonal Spectacular sale in December. This is a very anticipated event so we hope to see you there. You can do all of your gift shopping at the Timber Creek Pro Shop where sales are always to be had. Give your loved ones our “Gift of Golf”, for $200 they get 5 rounds of golf including cart!
Along with the time changing, so are some familiar faces. We have seen some of our staff members leave for college and we wish them the best of luck in their futures. With their departures we welcome some new staff members to both Timber Creek and Sierra Pines, so we hope you find their addition pleasant. We thank you for your continued business and hope that this holiday season brings nothing but fun and excitement!
Take advantage of this beautiful fall weather and enjoy a day out! Bus trips are full through October, but there are several openings for November Day Tours:
Sacramento Kings – Thursday, November 9 – visit the new Golden 1 Event Center, support your local team and honor our Veterans with a “Salute to Service” evening game. $98.00 per person.
Linde Lane Tea Room & Jelly Belly Factory – Thursday, November 16 – treat yourself before the busy holiday season begins! $68.00 per person.
Please note a correction regarding Holiday Beach Blanket Babylon and a hosted dinner scheduled for Sunday, December 10. Registration opens November 1 and the cost is $140.00 per person (My apologies for an error in the Courier stating the fee as $110.00 per person).
Join us for a “Mix & Mingle” event, Monday, October 30. Meet potential travelers and satisfy your sweet tooth with Halloween treats and learn the “Ins and Outs” of traveling with your Activities Department.
We’ll provide an update on our 2017/2018 travel plans.
Treat yourself to a Holiday Fashion Show & Lunch, Friday, November 10. Tickets are $28.00 per person and includes a delightful hosted lunch! You may purchase a table of ten. Reservations will be accepted until November 1.
Look for a flyer on Courier Days November 1 for information on the Holiday Golf Cart Parade & Santa Visit scheduled for Wednesday, December 20. Stop in and visit with Santa and then join us along the parade route as Santa leads the way to the North Pole…I mean Sierra Pines!
We’ve added a Holiday Reno Overnight scheduled for Dec. 6-7, 2017. Enjoy an easy jaunt over the hill, enjoy some casino time, a great dinner buffet and tickets for the Christmas Extravaganza. The bus is filling quickly – registration is open until November 1.
Look for fliers on the Courier Table November 1 for the annual February Snow Train Tour (Reno, NV) scheduled for February 20-22, 2018 and the Monterey Whale Watching Tour, March 6-8, 2018.
Information will be coming soon for our Mystery Tour, scheduled for May 6-11, 2018.
Residential Security – Part Seven of a Series
The Interior Component, Continued
Alarms and Cameras—General Comments
I will not go into too much detail about available technology and equipment because it is ever changing. If you elect to take steps in this direction, or to upgrade what you have in place, you will want to get whatever is then the latest and greatest. I recommend that you become an informed consumer by checking the internet and comparing vendors, to ensure you get a system that fits your lifestyle.
That is not to say that adopting such a system will not change your lifestyle. To the contrary, it will bring with it a commitment to a new set of habits. Nor am I inferring that you should not adopt such a new lifestyle. To the contrary, it will make you safer. I am merely trying to convey that the choice is yours, and I will endeavor to give you some parameters in hopes that it helps you decide.
Permits are required on all vendor-monitored systems, and/or on any system which has an audible alarm which can be heard by neighbors. So, if you install a self-monitored system without an audible alarm, no permit is required.
Complete details are available on the Roseville Police Department’s web site. Click on Community Services tab on the left side of their home page, then on Alarm Information. In a nutshell, the fee is $35.00 for a two year term, with two year renewals thereafter for $15.00, and escalating fees for police responses to false alarms. Roseville PD uses a third party vendor to administer alarm permits, but also has staff to assist you.
Types of Alarms
Systems can be monitored, not monitored, or self-monitored, and may have audible or silent alarms.
Most of us think in terms of a burglary alarm system, but many vendors bundle systems for burglary, robbery, fire and medical emergency protection.
Generally, you disarm the system when you return home, and arm it when you leave. But, disarm codes can be modified to silence an audible alarm while telling the monitoring company you are being confronted. Thus a “burglary” alarm converts a “robbery” alarm.
“Home-stay” options also exist, including your ability to speak to the monitoring station over a fob device you wear for medical emergencies, or over other various speakers if you become aware of an intruder.
Many vendors offer cameras, as well. I will get into them next month.
I Keep Coming Back to the Neighbors, Huh!
Again, the Neighbor Component is a foremost consideration. The more the neighbors know about what you want them to do if your alarm is activated, the more reliable any alarm system becomes, and the safer you are. If you install an alarm, you should keep your neighbors aware of your whereabouts, and about how to reach you and yours. The last thing you should want is for an alarm activation to be a surprise.
Consider whether you want any neighbors to have disarm and reset codes, and/or a key to your house. A good rule of thumb is if they have a key to your house, they should have the codes.
Many systems allow you to assign multiple individual codes, such as one for your care-taker and another for your housekeeper, and/or one-time use codes, such as for a neighbor.
Let me remind you of the Resident Key Location Information form (available in our office and in the wall slots outside Activities). With that form, you may voluntarily provide information to the 911 dispatch center about available keys to your house. First responders get it whenever they are dispatched to your home—for any reason, including alarms.
If you participate in that program, you should ensure whatever information you provide also provided to the vendor of a monitored system.
For non-monitored audible systems, and for self-monitored systems, the form may well be of value to responding officers.
I say may well be of value because the vast majority of activations are false alarms and responding officers determine that the alarm has reset, and there is no need for officers to contact neighbors. It would only be on those occasions when officers find circumstances in which neighbors could help that they would review the Resident Key Location Information and/or request clarification from the vendor, and thus reach out to neighbors who otherwise had not made themselves known.
Notification to Police—Monitored System
You will be required to provide the vendor with contact information for you, and/or someone you designate, including who has disarm codes and/or keys.
Vendors are required to make two attempts to contact you, and/or your designee, prior to calling the police. If the monitoring company calls the police, and officer will be dispatched, and the vendor will provide that contact information on a needs basis.
Notification to Police—Non-Monitored System
If the system has an audible alarm designed to alert neighbors, you will be required to provide that contact information to the third party permit administrator as part of the permit process, but only to facilitate following up on false alarm issues by police department staff. So, if a neighbor calls the police, an officer will be dispatched, but not given that contact information.
Notification to Police—Self-Monitored System
There is no permit requirement for non-audible, self-monitored systems, so there is no requirement to provide contact information to anyone. The concept is that when you get the alert on your smart phone or computer, you call the police directly.
However, prudence would dictate to keep your neighbors in the loop, and to provide the Resident Key Location Information form, which may shorten conversations when you call the police.
I will start next month with cameras associated with alarm systems. Until then, keep your antennae up.
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)
You may not know this, but the Catering staff will serve approximately 5000 meals between November 30th and December 31st, 2017
Here are a few ways you can help us make this a smooth holiday season……
- Don’t tip the banquet chairs to reserve them. If you’d like to reserve a seat, please place your napkin on top of the chair. Tipping the chairs causes guests and staff to trip on the legs resulting in injuries.
- Don’t hang your jackets/coats on the back of your chair. Please utilize the coat racks in the rear of the room. Jackets tend to be longer than the height of the banquet chairs which can lead to guests and staff tripping on the fabric.
- Please place personal belongings underneath your chair, not next to it. When the banquet staff begin the meal service, it is very difficult to see these items on the floor which can cause a server to trip and cause injury to themselves or you.
- If your event has more than one meal selection, place your entree indicator near your bread and butter plate. The meal service slows down if the staff have to wait while you search for your meal ticket in your jacket or purse. Please remember, no ticket, no dinner. Staff are instructed to move on to the next guest if you don’t have a meal ticket. If you don’t have a ticket, please see your party planner.
- Meal substitutions on the day of your event can cause serious delays in the kitchen and additional costs to your party planners’ bill.
If there’s anything we can do to make your party a success, please stop by the Catering Department and let us know.