September 2016 eCourier

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

BOARD MEMBER REPORT

BOARD GOALS AND OBJECTIVES FOR FISCAL YEAR 2016/2017

Listen up residents!  Have you had problems hearing or understanding what is going on during Board meetings and other functions in our Ballroom?  What about that muffled sound, drumming and echoing?  Isn’t it strange you can understand proceedings somewhat better in certain areas of the room and not in others?  Improvements are on the way!  Of the four 2016/17 “Goals and Objectives”, the Board has adopted the following:

  • Upgrade the quality of the Timbers Ballroom audio and visual system using an acoustical professional to recommend and achieve a quality uniform sound and visual experience.

Also at its Retreat in August, the Board adopted the following “G&O”:

  • Work with the Properties Committee “Energy Subgroup” to develop recommendations for adoption of additional energy efficient measures, including solar power, to help offset sharply rising expenses in both utility costs and minimum wages.

This is an important area in which to concentrate some resources as the Association is continuously faced with increasing costs beyond its control.  What we can do is to identify methods to use energy and labor more efficiently, then institute programs to accomplish this. One obvious benefit is less pressure to increase assessments.

Another Goal and Objective adopted by the Board is to:

  • Develop and organize a strategic listing of future needs, projects, programs and services to assist the Board in management and implementation in the 2017/2018 period and beyond.

Work has already been accomplished in the area.  Needed are matters dealing with priorities, funding projections, available funding and then creating a document-plan that is revisited year-over-year to meet then current requirements of the Association.  The benefit here is to assist in determining future Board goals and objectives.

And a fourth Goal and Objective adopted at the Board’s annual Retreat is to:

  • Complete all construction activity for the expansion and reconfiguration of the Timbers Restaurant and Lounge by the end of October 2016, as approved by the resident vote in 2015. 

Here’s a project that has generated lots of excitement, for results are something we can see, use and appreciate immediately upon completion.  Several residents have already been seen spying on construction progress—some of the best views are from the Timber Creek golf course side!  Construction is expected to be completed about the end of October, with a Grand Opening celebration planned for early November.  We look forward to improved seating capacity, increased reservations and greater income, all in a more congenial atmosphere.

These four Board goals and objectives resulted from a much larger group and were selected on the basis of relevance and what could be accomplished, reasonably, during this fiscal year.  Several other tasks, many improvements of what we are already doing, were also recognized to be acted upon as time and resources permit.  All our efforts will help make Sun City Roseville continue to be one of the premier active adult communities in California.  Stay tuned for an exciting and productive term.

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

We finished the eleventh year of the scholarship event benefitting the First Tee of Greater Sacramento, and it was another huge success as our residents raised over $3000. This year was very special as we renamed the event the Bill Gould Memorial Scholarship Event in honor of Bill and his tireless efforts to allow more opportunities for the youth of Sacramento. This year the Bill Gould Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Nicole Schroeder. Below you can read a thank you note from Nicole as well as three other recipients of scholarships awarded by Sun City Roseville Community Association.

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Volunteers needed for the First Tee Championship September 24th. Please contact the Golf Shop for details.

Click here for the Sept 2016 Golf Course Maintenance Report

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

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Click here to see Timbers Restaurant Schedule and Menus during expansion

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

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Enjoy an evening in the Timber Creek Ballroom with Tom Rigney & Flambeau on Friday, September 23 at 7:00PM. Tom is an electrifying violinist and joins forces with the finest musicians for a fun, entertaining show! Tickets are $15.00 per person; this is theater-style seating, but we’ll leave some room on the dance floor!

applehill2_2016smallRegistration is open for October day tours. There is plenty to choose from – the California Capitol Airshow on October 1, Alcatraz Island & Fisherman’s Wharf on October 4, two Apple Hill Tours (October 7 & October 21), the ever popular Fleet Week & Airshow aboard the Hornblower yacht on October 9 and more!

Sunday, October 30 opens up the 2016/2017 Broadway Sacramento Series with “Sound of Music”.  As a reminder, we have purchased tickets for all 5 of the Broadway Sacramento Series.

Be sure to pick up an updated  “Mark Your Calendar”, as we look forward to a Sacramento Kings game at the new Golden 1 Center on Tuesday, November 8, a visit to the Sacramento Philharmonic & Opera for “The Pines of Rome” on Saturday, November 12…and more!  Tickets for the Sunday, January 8, 2017 Cirque du Soleil performance LUZIA under the AT & T Big Top in San Francisco will go on sale Monday, October 3.

Registration is currently open for the December 1-2, 2016 Reno Overnight with a dinner buffet and holiday performance of “Miracle on 34th Street” at the Eldorado Hotel & Casino.  Registration will open October 7 for the January 16-22, 2017 Solvang to Palm Springs, CA Tour.

If you haven’t heard, Christine Pedersen, Assistant Activities Director, will be retiring. Her last day is Friday, October 7.  Please join us on the Timber Creek Lodge patio Tuesday, October 4 from 2:00-4:00PM to wish her well. Refreshments will be served!

We have plenty to help you enjoy the Sun City Lifestyle – come along and join us!

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

If you’ve been curious about tai chi, consider trying our new specialty class. Tai Chi Ch’uan for Beginners will introduce you to the ancient art of slow movements in a self-paced routine that can be practiced by anyone regardless of age or physical ability. It is often described as a moving mediation and can be practiced seated or in a wheelchair. Benefits of a tai chi practice include reduced stress and anxiety, improved balance and flexibility, reduced pain, and improved concentration. In this class you will learn to emphasize technique and develop the power of qi (energy) for healing. You will learn the Yang style in 20 movements as well as deep breathing techniques with individual attention to form.

Instructor: Jody Martin, MSN, has been studying tai chi for 30 years as well as teaching yoga. She is fascinated by the power of qi that moves in our lives every second and affects the mind, body, and our environment. She invites you to join her on the path to discovering the joy of tai chi. Thursdays, October 6-November 10, 1:15-2:15PM, Fee: $40 payable at the Fitness Center Front Desk.

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

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Pedestrian? Golfer? Pedestrian Golfer? Huh?
And What About Those Bicyclists?

In an effort to answer these questions, I will inset the applicable Vehicle Code (VC) verses after the plain English.  If you are confused, do not feel alone.  I had to look up several topics and interview the cops and a traffic engineer to ensure the accuracy of this article.  I also hope this article is, well, not pedestrian.

Every intersection has crosswalks.  It is just that some are painted.  The law is the same for both.  Vehicles must stop for pedestrians in the crosswalk, but pedestrians cannot just step out in front of vehicles.

  • 21949(a) VC   …pedestrian travel and access, whether by foot, wheelchair, walker or stroller…
  • 21950(a)   The driver of a vehicle shall yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian crossing the roadway within any marked…or unmarked crosswalk at an intersection…
  • 21950(b)   This section does not relieve a pedestrian from the duty of using due care for his or her safety.  No pedestrian may suddenly leave a curb or other place of safety and walk or run into the path of a vehicle that is so close as to constitute an immediate hazard.  No pedestrian may unnecessarily stop or delay traffic while in a marked or unmarked crosswalk.
  • 21950(c)   The driver of a vehicle approaching a pedestrian within any marked or unmarked crosswalk shall exercise all due care and shall reduce the speed of the vehicle or take other action relating to the operation of the vehicle as necessary to safeguard the safety of the pedestrian.

Notice the wording in 21450 (a) “at an intersection.”  So what about the golf cart crossings between regular cross streets?  Well, think of a “T” intersection, at which, as you know, the terminating street traffic must yield to the through street traffic because the former is considered a lesser, or minor, roadway.

Here it gets tricky.  The golf cart paths (which are established by Municipal Code per 21100 VC) are considered minor roadways—and they thus constitute an intersection where ever they cross another roadway.  All intersections have crosswalks.  So, the signs recently installed by the city alerted us to the crosswalks which have always been crosswalks.

Stick with me.  So golfers in golf carts, crossing from minor roadways, must yield to the through traffic because golf carts are vehicles, BUT, golfers pushing or pulling a bag cart, or carrying their clubs, are pedestrians per 21949(a) VC, and so 21950 applies.

Whew.  You may have to go back over that as many times as I did writing it.  So, let’s switch gears.  Pun intended.

Bicycles are vehicles.  Not motor vehicles, but vehicles nonetheless, and, with some exceptions, bicyclists are bound by the rules of the road.

Can bicyclists us the sidewalks?  Yes, but they must not endanger pedestrians.

  • 21100(h) VC  Allows local governments to regulate bicycle traffic.  The city has done so in the Municipal Code:
    11.14.010:   Riding on sidewalks permitted.  Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, bicycles may be ridden on any sidewalk, provided that pedestrians shall at all times have the right-of-way and bicycles shall be ridden at such speed and with such care so as not to endanger any pedestrian.  (11.14.020 prohibits bicycles only on downtown core streets).

I hope this information shed a little light on what has been, for most of us, a shady area.  Shady like in confusing, not shady like the character of knuckleheads.  (And you thought I would write an entire article without that word).

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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, NW/CP | neighborhoodwatch@scrca.org
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WEB NEWS

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DID YOU KNOW?

The clunky referral book in the lobby is available online?
You can register for Activities events online?
Sun City Roseville has its own online Classifieds?
We have our own Photo Gallery?
You can watch the Board Meetings online?
You can read the Village Courier online right on the first on the month?

All that is true! Come to the next Resident Website Workshop and learn how to access all this information and more. Date to be determined.

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

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With so many services, facilities, activities and amenities…

With so many services, facilities, activities and amenities it is no wonder that putting together the annual budget requires a lot of time and effort by many.  This is such a beautiful community to live in. Staff, Committees, Residents and the Board of Directors are all part of the budget process.  Here at Sun City Roseville our financial strength is the result of developing good, strong, realistic budgets that incorporate the lifestyle you desire.

Following is an overview of the Financial Budget FY2016 / 2017:
Our current monthly assessment is $152 per household

Annual Homeowners Assessments = $5.7 million
Annual Operating Budget = $11.7 million
Annual Revenue = 52% Homeowner Assessments and 48% Other
Capital Improvement Savings Account = approx $853,057
Total Assets = $43.9 million
Year-End Total Reserve Fund Balance = $7.4 million
Percent Reserves Funded = 100%
Operating Fund Balance = $1.4 million
Debt = 0
FY2014 / 2015 Audit shows the Association to be fiscally strong.
FY2015 / 2016 the Food and Beverage Department produced more revenue than any other year in its history.

Our financial strength is certainly something to be proud of and is the result of many strong Boards, Policy and Staff.  Because of our strength, we have been able to capitalize on our fortunate situation during difficult economic times and accomplish projects that we would not normally have been able to do.

The budget process is about to begin for FY2017 / 2018 with a Long Range Planning Meeting and a Budget Objectives Meeting on November 15, 2016 at 1:00 – 3:00PM.  I hope to see you all there.

James Martin | Director of Finance | jmartin@scrca.org
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August 2016 eCourier

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

BOARD MEMBER REPORT

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I am honored and humbled to be elected by the Board of Directors to serve as your President for 2016-17.

I extend appreciation for their years of service on the Board to Directors Don Treichler, Dan Arriola and Mary Ann Chittick.  It will be a pleasure to continue serving on the Board and working with Directors Tim Hinchey, Herb Drosdat and Dave Lewis.   It is with great pleasure I welcome to the Board new Directors John Raniseski and rt Taylor.   A remaining vacant Director position will soon be filled by Board appointment.

Here in Sun City I’ve observed that we all are very passionate about our community as each of us made a knowing choice to live and enjoy this premier, active adult lifestyle.  You can count on the Board and me to be be focused upon doing what is in the overall best interest for our Association, community and residents.

We are indeed a beautiful haven with well over 5,000 of us calling Sun City our “home”.  We are a place where everyone belongs whether long-time resident to the most recent arrival.  We are a place that celebrates our legacy – as we did upon our 20th anniversary.  And, yet, we are not tied down by our past as we discuss and embrace change and then use it to shape and define a best path forward for our residents and community.

You can anticipate that both the Board and I will measure our success for you by how many people we are able to help and serve.  We’ll attend to getting things done.  We’ll focus on making forward progress on major issues of importance to residents.   We’ll discuss and deliberate upon what works and little upon what doesn’t.  We’ll achieve progress with results that benefits all of us.

In short, you’ll be seeing your Board working together.  We’ll have clear goals and values.  We’ll strive to take actions that are worthy of your trust and support in shaping and improving our community’s  delivery of service and programs.

And as I assume my duties as your President, I very much welcome you contacting me.  Please do so – whether via email, a phone call or simply to chat over a cup of coffee at the Timbers.

Getting to know you and to discuss your ideas and interests is important to me and my colleagues on the Board in order to know how best to sustain and improve our wonderful lifestyle and community.

The Board and I thank you for placing your trust in us.

With best regards, Linda L. Breninger, President

Linda Breninger | President, SCR Board of Directors | lbreninger@surewest.net
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PRO SHOP

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Here are a few things to look for in September:

  • Download the Timber Creek app on your iPhone or android and get all these amazing features:
    • GPS
    • Book a tee time
    • Interactive scoring
    • Food and beverage options
    • Social sharing
    • Much, much more…
  • Timber Creek Golf Academy launches September 1st. Go to timbercreekgc.com and click on the lessons tab.
  • Look for the First Tee Championship of Greater Sacramento September 24th.
  • Residents now receive 10% off lessons at Timber Creek.
  • Looking for new Clubs? Timber Creek Golf Shop is an official Taylor Made fitting facility, Srixon Fitting facility, and Cleveland Wedge fitting facility. Call the shop for details.
  • Twilight remains at 1pm at Timber Creek. Residents pay half price!
  • Resident Play Card has improved – It’s now a baker’s dozen. Play twelve times and get your next round on us!
  • Take advantage of the resident special weekdays between 11AM-1PM only $25.00
  • Golfer Development Program. One half hour lesson every week.
    $160/Month
    $360/3 Months (12 Lessons)
    $600/6 Months (24 Lessons)
    $960/Annual (48 Lessons)

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

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

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Click here to see Timbers Restaurant Schedule and Menus during expansion

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

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ACTIVITIES_081616_ATTBudTourSMALLYou still have time to enjoy the last of the summer activities! Seats are available for the AT & T Stadium Tour on Tuesday, August 16.  Get a Behind-The-Scenes Tour of this famous San Francisco ballpark and a stop at Anheuser-Busch Brewery for a tour and tasting on the way home.  Bus departs at 7:30AM; cost is $72.00 per person.  We’ll catch the last of the River Cats ballgames on Thursday, August 18. It’s Thirsty Thursday night with $2.00 beers! Bus departs at 5:45PM; cost is $45.00 per person.

If you’d like to relax and just enjoy a day out, join us for a visit to Lake Tahoe as we tour the Tahoe Maritime Museum and enjoy a hosted lunch at Jake’s-on-the-Lake.  Bus departs at 7:30AM; cost is $95.00 per person and includes a fabulous hosted lunch!

Registration is open for September day tours. Trips are selling out quickly so don’t wait too long.

PotomacSeats are available for a 2 hour narrated cruise aboard the Potomac Presidential Yacht (“the floating Whitehouse”) moored near Jack London Square in Oakland. Bus departs at 7:30AM; cost is $99.00 per person and includes refreshments in both directions and refreshments on the ship.  Thursday, September 22 will take us to Nello Olivo Winery for wine tasting and a tour.  The winery is located in Placerville and boasts boutique wines common to the regions of Italy.  Cost is $73.00 per person and includes a hosted catered lunch on site with Hog Wild Barb-b-que.

Watch for a variety of October day tours in the September Courier – we’ve got some special trips that are sure to sell out quick!

Tickets are available for Tom Rigney & Flambeau, scheduled for September 23 in the Timber Creek Ballroom. Tickets are $15.00 per person.

Registration is currently open for the Eastern Sierra Tour, scheduled for October 8-13, 2016.  Please register at the Activities Monitor Desk Monday through Saturday from7:30AM-9:00PM or Sundays from 10:00AM to 8:00PM.

Be sure to check the September Courier for the updated Overnight/Extended Tours dates and registration dates.

Come along and join us!

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

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

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What is ransomware?  The names for all the things you do not want introduced onto your computer, adware, malware, spyware, and fairly recently, ransomware, are all derived from the term for the programs which run, and run on, your computer:  software.

So, just as you don’t want ads from adware, maliciousness from malware, or to be spied upon by spyware, you do not want to have to pay a ransom to get your computer returned—to its previous functionality.

How does it affect my computer?  The “kidnapper” is actually a thief who sneaks a software program onto your computer.  The result is that nothing will work except the ransom note displayed on your screen.  Technically speaking, the thief has encrypted your files and you will need the decryption code only he can provide.

How would I pay the ransom?  The note provides instructions for how to pay the thief in a form of money known as bit-coin.  Think of that as a Western Union-like method, but digital, global, anonymous and untraceable.

These thieves will generally provide the decryption code after receiving the ransom, because otherwise, the word would spread that there is no reason to pay the ransom because the “victim” will not be released.  The knuckleheads actually have to provide good customer service, but do so only after separating you from your money.

Once you introduce the code, your computer returns to normal, and you can then locate and delete the ransomware.

How can I prevent it?  Risk avoidance is a whole other subject, but it is the same for any of the “wares” you do not want, and here are the basics:

  • Maintain a high level of diligence and suspicion. The general rule is to never open/click on anything dubious.  Beware that scammers can mimic and gimmick company logos and otherwise masquerade themselves and spoof correspondence and/or web sites, to make themselves appear legitimate.
  • A good anti-virus program and firewall, and backing up your important files to an external device, are essential. Back-up copies allow rebuilding after any calamity, and, in the case of ransomware, allow you the option to buy a new computer rather than pay the ransom.
  • Do not interact with financial institution websites which display only http on their address line. https (for “secure”) indicates the website is protecting themselves, and you, from man-in-the-middle and other forms of eavesdropping.  Some also display a teeny padlock image to indicate security when depicted as locked, and unsecure when shown unlocked.
  • If you get pop-up ads or offers, remember the X in their upper right corner may close that smaller window, but also introduce a “ware” you do not want. Rather, close them by holding down ALT and striking F4.  (See June’s eCourier).
  • Beware of email which appears to be from institutions where you have an account, but seem suspicious, or “phishy.” Many institutions maintain correspondence with you only on their web site, and send you an email saying you must login to read a message.  Do not open such email, or click on links which purport to take you to their login page.  Rather, separately login to that web site, and check for messages.  You are safe when you initiate the contact.
  • If you get an email from someone you know, but it is not on a subject he would normally raise, call or separately email him to ask if he sent it. His account and contacts may have been hacked such that everyone in his contacts may well be getting the same email.  You may be the one letting him know.
  • Remember the trick of holding your curser over an email address or hyperlink—without clicking—to see if a box appears displaying where you will be sent if you were to click on it. You can see if it matches what it purports to be.

And, of course, delete all suspicious emails, and then delete them from the trash file, too.

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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, NW/CP | neighborhoodwatch@scrca.org
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WEB NEWS

The next Resident Workshop Class will be on September 13, 1:30-2:30 in the Computer Room. Register at the Monitor Desk or online. When you register, make sure you have your Username and Password so you can log on in class. If you do not have a Username or Password, please see Kimberly in the main office.

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Betty Foley-Guerrero | Website Coordinator | bettyf@scrca.org
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July 2016 eCourier

Board Member Report | Pro Shop | Timbers Restaurant | Activities | Fitness | NW/CP | Web News | Golf Course Maintenance

BOARD MEMBER REPORT

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GOVERNANCE
The governance of the Sun City Roseville Community Association (SCRCA) is sometimes difficult to follow. The subjects on any given meeting agenda vary from policies concerning investments, finance, committee guidance, compliance, and design issues to hot button issues like the restaurant expansion and cell tower. Probably the most compelling reasons for your involvement are that governance involves your money, amenities, and future life style. Governance also entails the election of your Board directors, volunteering to serve on committees, and interfacing with the Association’s professional staff.

IS GOVERNANCE IMPORTANT?
To some governance is important and to others less so. Let me speak for a moment to those in the “less so” category. Understandably, you may have moved here to retire, relax, and rejoice. None of those three objectives necessarily fit closely with serving on, observing of, or critiquing governance activities. That is understandable. Conversely, that means those who think governance is important are running the show. Of course, that may be all right as well.

INFLUENCE OF GOVERNANCE
Governance touches all aspects of your Sun City life. These aspects include varied amenities, facilities, and activities. No doubt, you are aware of debates concerning residence assessment increases. Probably all of us prefer to pay as little as possible. That said, many factors contribute to potential assessment increases. Inflation, wage increases, rising food costs, higher utility rates, and legislative requirements are a few of these factors. To say successive Boards struggle mightily with these demons would be an understatement. One such factor is the recent legislative increase in the minimum wage.

CONTROLLING ASSESSMENT INCREASES
The first step in holding down assessments is emphasizing cost control. The Board, staff, and committees stress cost control on an everyday basis. One ongoing factor in Association cost is electrical usage. To date, the Association has addressed this by converting to LED lighting, sensor switches, and the installation of power reducing modernization. In this particular area, the next step is the use of solar power. A decision to do so requires a resident vote. The decision for such use involves weighing the benefit of potential savings and ecological friendliness. Are potential savings significant? Yes. A recent proposal cites a savings potential over 10 years in excess of 2.3 million dollars, savings over 20 years of over 5.5 million dollars, and savings over 40 years of over 16.1 million dollars. Such savings more than offset any assessment upturn required to compensate for the recent minimum wage increase. Governance, therefore, is the accumulation of all of our efforts directed toward the Association’s collective goals.

Don Treichler | President, SCR Board of Directors | ibtairep@cs.com
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PRO SHOP

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Here are a few things to look for in August:

  • VOTE FOR YOUR COMMUNITY! The KCRA Alist is back. Log in at sacramento.cityvoter.com and vote. Categories are:
    • Best Golf Course
    • Best Wedding Venue
    • Best Caterer
    • Best Brunch
      Vote Today!
  • Download the Timber Creek app on your iphone or android and get all these amazing features:
    • GPS
    • Book a tee time
    • Interactive scoring
    • Food and beverage options
    • Social Sharing
    • Much, much more…
  • Residents now receive 10% off lessons at Timber Creek.
  • Looking for new Clubs? Timber Creek Golf Shop is an official Taylor Made fitting facility, Srixon Fitting facility, and Cleveland Wedge fitting facility. Call the shop for details.
  • Twilight remains at 1pm at Timber Creek. Residents pay half price!
  • Resident Play Card has improved – It’s now a baker’s dozen. Play twelve times and get your next round on us!
  • Take advantage of the resident special weekdays between 11AM-1PM only $25.00
  • Golfer Development Program. One half hour lesson every week.
    $160/Month
    $360/3 Months (12 Lessons)
    $600/6 Months (24 Lessons)
    $960/Annual (48 Lessons)

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

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

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Click here to see Timbers Restaurant Schedule and Menus during expansion

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

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Grandparent Days “Space City to the Moon and Back” will take place July 26 & 27.  Please visit the Activities Monitor Desk for events/activities that are still open for registration.  Registration will close Friday, July 15.

Registrations for day trips are brisk – don’t miss out!

Seats are still available for Red Hawk on Tuesday, July 19.  Bus departs at 9:00AM.  Price is $25.00 per person and includes $15.00 in slot play. The remaining July bus trips are Sold Out!

Sales are brisk for August but it’s not too late!  Seats are available for San Francisco – choose to spend the afternoon at Union Square or Fisherman’s Wharf, your choice, on Wednesday, August 3.  Price is $55.00 per person; bus departs at 7:30AM.  Thursday, August 11 we’ll travel to Mettler Vineyards located in Lodi where some of the best Cabernet Sauvignon’s, Petite Sarah’s and Zinfandel’s are produced!  Price is $75.00 per person and includes a hosted buffet lunch at the winery; bus departs at 8:30AM.  Enjoy a Sunday matinee August 14, with a Broadway Sacramento performance, “Nice Work If You Can Get It.”  Tickets are $85.00 per person; bus departs at 1:30PM.

CornerstoneHave you ever had a “Behind-the-Scenes” Tour of AT & T Stadium?  Join us Tuesday, August 16 for a tour of this spectacular ballpark, home to the San Francisco Giants, with a stop and Budweiser Brewery Tour at Anheuser Busch on the way home. Tickets are $72.00 per person; bus departs at 7:30AM.  Speaking of ball games, don’t miss the last River Cats game, Thursday, August 18 as they take on the Iowa Cubs. Tickets are $45.00 person – it’s Thirsty Thursday night ($2.00 beers)!  Wednesday, August 24 we’ll visit the new Sunset Gardens facility located in Sonoma.  Seats are $85.00 per person and include a hosted lunch; bus departs at 7:30AM.  Lastly, escape the valley heat with a trip to beautiful Lake Tahoe on Tuesday, August 30.  The trip includes a visit to the Tahoe Maritime Museum and a hosted lunch at Jake’s On-The-Lunch.  Seats are $95.00 per person; bus departs at 7:30AM.

We have just a few seats left to the Great Reno Balloon Race & International Camel Races.

Registration is currently open for the Eastern Sierra Tour, scheduled for October 8-13, 2016.  Please register at the Activities Monitor Desk Monday through Saturday from7:30AM-9:00PM or Sundays from 10:00AM to 8:00PM.

Come along and join us!

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

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Here are a few dates to remember regarding the Fitness Center:

  • The indoor pool and spa will close from September 5-16 for annual maintenance. The outdoor pool will remain open during this time.
  • The sports courts will be resurfaced beginning with pickleball and basketball on September 19 and resurfacing will begin on the tennis courts on October 3.

The locker room remodel has been moved to May 2017 due to the amount of projects already scheduled within the Association in the month of September.

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

Portrait Of Smiling Senior Man Driving Car

How Aging Affects Driving

My hope is that you read this and either become the messenger, or look in the mirror, and earnestly contemplate the consequences of even a minor collision.  Minimal injuries can be debilitating for seniors, and no one wants to have caused injuries to others.  Aging tends to result in a reduction of strength, coordination, flexibility, vision, hearing, motor reflexes, and/or cognitive abilities, any of which can adversely impact driving skills.  Self-assessment can be very difficult, but here are some considerations.

When you drive, are you actively thinking that driving is a full time job, that you are supposed to looking, listening and driving defensively, or do you let your mind wander?

Has anyone recently told you that your driving was unsafe?  Have cars suddenly appeared out of nowhere, or blared their horns?  Have you discovered scrapes or dents, the cause which you cannot explain?

Is it possible you have vision deficits?  Do you need to slow down or get closer to street signs in order to see them?  Are there changes in you peripheral or night vision?  Are your eyes more sensitive to light?  Can you hear other car engines?  Motorcycles?  Sirens?  Can you still easily look over your shoulder?

Do you find it difficult to map out a route, and/or to find those exits?  Have you missed familiar exits?  Do you get frustrated or angry?

Maybe you should discuss such things with someone who loves you.  Maybe you should be the emissary.  But, what can be done?

  • Go to your doctor. Ask how physical issues may interfere with driving abilities, and whether they can be rectified?  Ask if your medications, or combined medications, have side effects which may express as any of the above concerns, especially vision.
  • Both AAA and AARP offer comprehensive senior driving services to both assess your abilities, and offer advice about how your car fits you, how to adjust your mirrors, what conditions may impact your vision, and how enhanced features of newer cars work. They also offer defensive driving and safety courses.

In my 30 year police career, I saw much anguish and regret result from ill-advised driving practices.  My desire is that you suffer neither.

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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, NW/CP | neighborhoodwatch@scrca.org
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WEB NEWS

Your Resident Website is the go-to place to get all the happenings in your community. In order to keep everyone informed of the Timbers restaurant and lounge expansion, we created a page with the restaurant and construction schedules, Timbers menus available during the remodel, and the Sierra Pines Deli menu and hours. Click here to view page.

Betty Foley-Guerrero | Website Coordinator | bettyf@scrca.org
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GOLF COURSE MAINTENANCE

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Sun City Roseville Goose Patrol

A group of volunteer residents you may not be aware of, their dogs and a few tools of the trade, who don’t get a lot of recognition for a job well done here in Sun City Roseville is the Goose Patrol.  They are the unsung heroes who have controlled the former migratory Canada geese or “Renegade Geese” who set up residency 12 months out of the year at SCRCA rather than migrate. The Goose Patrol now has these birds migrating once again and because these populations are now controlled, new residents to SCRCA don’t know of the yeoman efforts these volunteers make on a daily basis. In fact their efforts are at times treated unfortunately very rudely by residents rather than applauded.  They should be applauded.  Let me give you a bit of background.

Increasing Canada geese populations had become a big problem here in Sun City Roseville and also throughout the United States and Canada.  By nature, Canada geese split their time between the USA and its northern neighbor, migrating south in the winter and returning to Canada in the late spring to breed and nest.  But in the past few decades, being a federally protected migratory bird, the number of geese staying in the USA all year and not migrating has soared being lured by large expanses of lush landscaped turf, safe water bodies, few predators, hunting restrictions, and fueled by a high reproduction rate.

Sun City Roseville in 2006 had become a permanent home for some 350-550 Canada geese.  These populations even increased when other migrating geese set down to raise their young.  The abundance at SCRCA of grass, water bodies and nesting habitat had become too tempting for them to leave and fly back to Canada so they took up permanent residence here. Large flocks began wandering the golf course fairways and our open space on a daily basis pooping and pooping and pooping and pooping.  It was a mess of feces strewn all over and the scent wasn’t much better.  It was difficult in fact to enjoy a nice summer evening if you lived near a body of water at SCRCA.

A Canada goose can live up to 24 years.  They mate for life and if they loose a mate they will often find another. Geese typically return to the same nesting and birth site every year. Adult geese eat up to 4 pounds of grass daily and each one drops up to 2 pounds of fecal matter a day (400 geese=800 pounds of poop daily).  The spread of disease and bacterial infections has been linked by the Center of Disease Control and Prevention to Canada geese fecal matter. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service also estimated in 2006 that Canada geese populations can increase between 12-17% on an annual basis. 

This all added up to an ever increasing problem for Sun City Residents that needed to be solved.

Early efforts in 2003-2005 were less than successful in controlling the populations. Using a federal permit, nesting eggs began to be oiled annually by residents to prevent the embryo from developing.  Known predator models were used in places the geese resident such as floating alligators in ponds and perched owls in trees to make them feel uncomfortable. An attempt to use ropes, staked low, around the ponds to make it difficult for the flocks to land and take off was also deployed.  Still the geese populations and fecal matter and foul odor increased.  Conditions were bad for residents and golfers.  Hole 9 of the Lakes was strewn with poop from the geese.

The solution was the formation of the Goose Patrol in 2006.  Armed with a special permit from the City of Roseville which allowed the use of an off leash dog on property a group of resident volunteers was formed to employ a variety of harassment techniques to encourage the geese to leave Sun City Roseville and enjoy life elsewhere.

The Goose Patrol was organized to work closely with Golf Course Maintenance.  Headed by Betty Petersen-Stroot and her husband Don the group has done an incredible job of getting the geese to migrate as they were meant to do.

Harassment methods that are used by the Goose Patrol and also approved by animal protection groups as well as Fish and Wildlife include the use of model motorized boats, safe lasers, water cannons that shoot streams of water and the presence of their dogs.  It is now quite common for the volunteers and their dogs just to be seen by the geese before they fly away, off our property.

The results over the years have been amazing.  Populations vary over the course of the year but flocks don’t soar much over 10-15 members in select areas and fecal matter accumulation on the golf course and near our front pond are way down.  Many Canada geese are now just visitors on their migratory route back to Canada and no longer permanent residents.  It has been this way since around 2008.  Quite a record for an unsung group

So if you are a new resident at SCRCA and you see one, or two people with dog, or a motor boat, or golf car harassing the geese… rather than getting mad and yelling at them…applaud their efforts.  They have cleaned up SCRCA and maintained it as such for over 8 years- where summer evenings are now enjoyable.

It has never been our intent to eliminate the Canadian geese, just control them, and instill in them their god given trait to migrate.  The Goose Patrol has done just that over an 8 year span without injuring any geese!

If you are interested in assisting them please contact Jim Ferrin, Golf Course Superintendent at ferrinj@scrca.org.

Jim Ferrin | Golf Course Superintendent | ferrinj@scrca.org

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June 2016 eCourier

Board Member Report | Pro Shop | Timbers Restaurant | Activities | Fitness | NW/CP | Web News | Facilities | Special Notices

BOARD MEMBER REPORT

MarinHeadlandsThis is my last article on the SCR Board. It’s been a good two years and ten months for me and I’ve enjoyed being both your director and Board President. I still have two months until my term is up and you still have my full attention on any problems or concerns you might have about our community. This is a Great Community and I have strived to keep it that way.

When I took on the responsibility of Director, I really didn’t know what I was getting myself involved in. It took me a few months to learn how the community was run from behind the scenes and the total picture view that is required to keep this community as great as it is. As your Director, I gave up thinking about myself and attempted to do what was good for our community and all the residents living in it. I had to keep reminding myself of that every day. I am proud to say that the Board, Committees, and Staff have been industrious and diligent working through various challenges. Although it was somewhat contentious at times, it does the soul good to know we were able to work through conflicting views in the open, thereby allowing resident scrutiny.

We have completed multiple projects including: the Roof Covering for the Front Entrance Way to the Lodge, allowing Artificial Turf in our front yards as another choice in design options, Timbers Parking Lot Repairs and Resurfacing, the Timbers Restaurant/Lounge Project, upgraded Timbers & Sierra Pines Parking Lot Pole Lighting Units to LED Lighting, completed Energy Conservation Projects (HVAC Upgrade), Timbers Lodge Interior Refurbishment, Review & Updated the Reserve study, Reviewed the Purchasing Policy, improved the Resident Volunteering & Board Recruitment process, and updated the Investment Policy. The revised investment policy helped put in place professional investment advisors to manage our alternate investments in the best interest of the residents. This was an effort to secure a better return in order to help support flattening or slowing down assessment Increases. This is the first time our assessments been the same ($152.00) for two years now and I hope the new Board of Directors can try for a third year.

Two other projects are close to my heart that I am now working on and that, in my opinion, would be very beneficial to our community. The first one is the Solar Project for the Timbers, Sierra Pines and the Pump House that account for most of the electrical consumption that we are paying yearly. These three meters account for around $244,000.00 yearly. If we could cut that cost by $200,000.00, it would mean big saving towards our community assessment costs. We are in the early stages of developing a proposal to present to all residents for suggestions, opinion and discussion. The major objective is to keep our assessments stable if we can.

The second project is an 18 Hole Putting Course for the SCR Community, which would be a very attractive amenity for the entire facility. This would be an activity that is a low stress and useable by almost everyone regardless of age or physical limitations. In addition, it would comply with the requirements of the Americans With Disabilities Act and would provide an activity that does not duplicate any activity currently available to our residents. As our resident population ages, some current recreational activities require a degree of agility and movement that not all can perform. It is important to offer a range of activities that appeal to the broadest possible spectrum. The goal will be to design and install an amenity that blends in aesthetically and constitutes a beautifully landscaped setting that would be fun for all residents, their visitors and grandchildren, whether they are golfers or not.

In closing, I wish to say again, it has been my pleasure over the past three years to be one of your Directors and the Board President. I enjoyed being a part of the changes and improvements to this great community and look forward to future years of accomplishments, so I will still be involved and keeping my eye on what is happening. I am proud of this community and I am glad to be living here. I was glad to do my part as a volunteer. I would like to ask all of you to please step up and do your part. If I can do it, so can you. Take care and enjoy your life style here in SCR. Thanks for the Experience I have enjoyed it.

Dan Arriola | Director, SCR Board of Directors | darriola@surewest.net
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PRO SHOP

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Here are a few things to look for in July:

  • ANNUAL GOLF PASSES ON SALE NOW !!! Buy your 2016/2017 Golf pass in the administration office!
  • The 1st Annual Bill Gould Memorial Scholarship event is July 15th. Don’t miss out on the great event benefitting the First Tee of Greater Sacramento. Bill Gould was an instrumental figure in Sacramento’s youth golf for 12 years helping to provide scholarships to so many deserving young people looking to get a college education. Help keep Bill’s great work moving forward, and participate in this important event while honoring Bill’s memory.
  • Residents now receive 10% off lessons at Timber Creek.
  • Looking for new Clubs? Timber Creek Golf Shop is an official Taylor Made fitting facility, Srixon Fitting facility, and Cleveland Wedge fitting facility. Call the shop for details.
  • Twilight remains at 1pm at Timber Creek. Residents pay half price!
  • Resident Play Card has improved – It’s now a baker’s dozen. Play twelve times and get your next round on us!
  • Take advantage of the resident special weekdays between 11AM-1PM only $25.00
  • Golfer Development Program. One half hour lesson every week.
    $160/Month
    $360/3 Months (12 Lessons)
    $600/6 Months (24 Lessons)
    $960/Annual (48 Lessons)

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

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

Click here to read the June 2016 Golf Course Maintenance Report

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

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Click here for the Timbers at the Lodge website.

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

It certainly is apparent to the Activities Department summer has arrived!  Ticket sales are brisk, for day trips and onsite events.  Don’t wait too long if you have a trip or event you would like to attend.  If trips and events are full, please do put your name on the Wait List.  Often we have cancellations and would love to be able to offer space to another resident.

SunsetJazz2016This month kicks off the Sunset Jazz-in-the-Park Concerts, with the first concert scheduled for Thursday, June 16. Registration has opened at the Activities Monitor Desk for the July 3 BBQ and Fireworks Extravaganza. There will be open seating on the Lodge patio for the fireworks show; seats are first come, first serve.  Please do not leave items on the chairs to reserve seats. The fireworks will begin promptly at 9:30PM.

AcademyOfSciences2016All day trips for June are full with July tours filling quickly!  There are just a few seats left for the Marin County Cheese Trail tour scheduled for Thursday, July 7.  Tickets are $52.00 per person; bus departs at 8:00AM. Wednesday, July 13 will take us to the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco.  It’s the only museum that has an aquarium, planetarium and natural history museum all under one roof!  Tickets are $76.00 per person, bus departs at 7:30AM.    And there’s more…please be sure to visit the Village Courier for additional trip information and details.

Registration has opened for the Great Reno Balloon Race, scheduled for September 8-10, 2016.  The bus is about ¾ full – again, don’t wait too long to register.  Flyers are available for the Eastern Sierra Tour, scheduled for October 8-13, 2016.  This is a leisurely tour through the Eastern Sierra to enjoy the beautiful fall colors and beauty of the area.  Registration will open Friday, July 8.

If you’d like to stay close to home, tickets are available for the Monday, July 11 Speaker Series.  We’ll welcome Mark Lapadula, Yale University lecturer, as he presents “Eight Films that Changed America. Tickets are $5.00.  A special thanks to the Sun City Foundation, who fund these presentations to add to the Sun City active lifestyle.  Tickets are available for the Friday, July 29 “Songs & Stories of Neil Diamond”, performed by Jack Wright.  Tickets are $15.00 per person.

Come along and join us!

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

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

How to Close Your Windows

Problem
No, not the glass ones you shut when leaving home.  This is about how techy knuckleheads can introduce trouble to your computer by deceptively programming the X (red or black) in the upper right corner of a window such that, in addition to closing the window, you actually launch their sneaky program in the background of your system.

Background
“Trouble” refers to worms, viruses, malware and adware, and often presents as pop-up a window.  Some trouble is spawned by financial greed—someone trying to separate you from your money.  Some is spread by just plain mean hackers who are trying to wreak as much havoc as possible, while other hackers are just trying to see if they can build a reputation among other strange folks in their malevolent sub-culture.

Most of us know that trouble almost always finds its way in via:

Email—Some of which comes from

  • people you know—who did not recognize the trouble
  • email addresses of people you know—which have been infiltrated
  • valid web sites you gave your address to—which get hacked
  • illegitimate lists which get sold on the e-black market

Websites—As you search, research or shop on the internet, you inevitably browse from site to site, and you may thus arrive at a site knuckleheads have already digitally infested.

The Point
Through whatever means, you may find yourself looking at links, buttons or other “click here” invitations which will result in trouble.

Whether this raises your ire, or your suspicions, your first inclination should be to NOT make that mouse click.  It follows, then, that your next inclination is to close that window, and therein lays the rub.

Solution
Use your computer’s built-in commands to safely close the window:  As you hold down the ALT key, strike the F4 key.

Try it any time, on any web site.  Poof, you are back on the desktop.  Safely.

Of course, ALT F4 is not needed to close trusted sites, but it works, and with ALT F4 as your habit, you will sidestep the devious knuckleheads.

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, NW/CP | neighborhoodwatch@scrca.org
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WEB NEWS

GrandparentsButtonDoes this image look familiar? It should! It’s on the Resident Website www.scres.org and when you click on it, you get to the Grandparents Days webpages set up just for this event. It has all the latest information to keep you updated along with all registration and waiver forms. Join us for this fun event!

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

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Time flies. Winter just seemed like it was yesterday. Welcome summer. Exciting times are ahead. We in Facility Maintenance have accomplished a lot since the beginning of 2016.
The Lodge refurbishment came out beautifully. The Activities Rooms were all repainted, new flooring was added prior to the lodge remodel. The Arcade bathrooms were remodeled as well and meeting ADA requirements along the way.

Logistics Maintenance and Set Ups also played a key role in the 20 year celebration of Sun City. That was truly a wonderful event that many people enjoyed. Everyone that worked on the event should be congratulated. GREAT JOB EVERYONE!

The Golf Maintenance Department just recently got new paint, flooring and lockers and no Mr. Ferrin the walls are not pink. Sierra Pines got a face lift as well. The rest rooms were completely renovated with new fixtures paint and flooring, pictures too. It looks great.

The Sierra Pines Deli was remodeled with a new layout that included new cabinets, paint, tables, chairs and flooring. This was quite an improvement that all should be proud of. The overhang at the Pines was redone as well with a coat of paint and outdoor fans that ties it into the existing BBQ area. These are just a few of the things that Facilities Maintenance, Logistics and Set Ups has been working on.

Major projects that are scheduled this summer/fall are the Timbers Restaurant remodel beginning July 5th and the Locker Rooms @ the Fitness Center remodel are scheduled to begin August 29th.

Going into my first year here at Sun City has been a wonderful experience. I look forward to working with everyone here at Sun City in future endeavors. Enjoy your summer!

Chris Hall | Facilities Maintenance Manager | chrish@scrca.org

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SPECIAL NOTICES

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May 2016 eCourier

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

BOARD MEMBER REPORT

bridgebyseaSun City Roseville Community Association is a non-profit, mutual benefit California corporation. All property owners in Sun City are automatically members. The Association’s operations are guided by the Bylaws and by adopted policies of the Board of Directors. Ten Committees of resident volunteers advise the Board in various ways. The Board’s policies are carried out by the Executive Director and his staff.

Have you wondered??????

  • How is the budget developed?
  • Who decides how Sun City Roseville invests the Association’s money?
  • Who decides what colors I can paint my front doors?
  • How can a resident be involved in determining which projects get approved?
  • How can I be involved in Golf and the Golf Course?
  • How can I stay up with local, state and federal legislations that will effect our community?
  • I really like sports and would like to see a new program offered to residents. How can I get the new program started?
  • How can I help promote Sun City to non residents.
  • How can I ensure that resident’s homes and yards look good?

These are just some of the questions I have heard since moving to Sun City Roseville. If you have wondered about any of the above questions or have additional questions you will want to consider applying to be on one of the Committee’s that help run SCR and make recommendations to the SCR Board of Directors.

Applications for any of the ten committees that advise the Board are on the web site, at the Administration Office or you can pick up a volunteer application on Courier Days on June 6 and 7 at the Volunteer Table in the Timbers Lodge. Volunteer Applications will be accepted until July 1, 2016.

Linda Breninger | Director, SCR Board of Directors | lbreninger@surewest.net
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PRO SHOP

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Here are a few things to look for in June:

  • ANNUAL GOLF PASSES ON SALE JUNE 1st !!! Buy your 2016/2017 Golf pass in the administration office beginning June 1st!
  • Cleveland Wedges will be on sale for $99.00
  • Residents now receive 10% off lessons at Timber Creek.
  • Looking for new Clubs? Timber Creek Golf Shop is an official Taylor Made fitting facility, Srixon Fitting facility, and Cleveland Wedge fitting facility. Call the shop for details.
  • Twilight remains at 1pm at Timber Creek. Residents pay half price!
  • Resident Play Card has improved – It’s now a baker’s dozen. Play twelve times and get your next round on us!
  • Take advantage of the resident special weekdays between 11AM-1PM only $25.00
  • Golfer Development Program. One half hour lesson every week.
    $160/Month
    $360/3 Months (12 Lessons)
    $600/6 Months (24 Lessons)
    $960/Annual (48 Lessons)

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

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

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

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Join us for the 20 Year Anniversary Celebration scheduled for May 16-18, 2016.

We’ve added new events.
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Stop in the Lodge each day for a fun giveaway in the Timber Creek Lodge Lobby, Fitness Center and Pro Shop.

Celebrate!

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PancakeBreakfast

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AnniversaryParade

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

We are now offering a Yoga Basics class on Tuesdays from 3-4PM.  In the class, you’ll learn the very basics of yoga at a level that will work for you. Slow gentle movements and basic poses will allow your body to warm up as you move with breath. After engaging your body, you will enjoy deep relaxation and finally spend time quieting your mind with meditation. If you are new to yoga and want a place to start, this is the class for you. Yoga will provide you increased flexibility and strength, improved respiration, more energy, vitality and peace of mind. Participants need the ability to get up and down from floor and no special equipment is required. Yoga Basics is a drop-in class beginning on May 10; no sign-up required. Fee: one class ticket or $3/class. Instructor: Arlene Nyikes.

Whether you are riding your bicycle, playing tennis or softball, or playing golf, your body endures repetitive stress and high demands for performance.  Yoga will build strength, endurance, and flexibility to move through the range of motion needed for your athletic endeavors.  It will also help realign your skeletal system to correct any problems like imbalances and weak posture. No prior yoga or group exercise experience required. Sign up for Strength and Yoga for the Athletic Enthusiast on Mondays, 4:30-5:30 PM, June 6-July 18 (No class July 4).  Fee is $35 and class size is limited. Please register with payment in the Fitness Center.  Instructor: Arlene Nyikes.

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

This is a chronology of interactions between Sun City Roseville and the Roseville Police and Fire Departments, recent, current and coming.

First, a month or so ago, the 911 police/fire communications division initiated a project pertaining to the availability of a key to residences.  This is currently a beta test program, available only to Sun City residents.  If you participate, a digital entry for your address will be made into their dispatch system, such that for any future police or fire calls to your home, first responders will know where they can obtain a key.  To participate, simply submit a form to the police department.  They are available in the Neighborhood Watch/Citizens Patrol office, and in our hallway slot outside the Activities office.  Please understand that many of you have provided such information to our office, and we will gladly provide such information to police and fire personnel, but we can only do so during our limited hours of operation.

Currently, I am sure you have seen the extra patrol in Sun City following our four burglaries.  We will keep you updated on any developments.

Next, the National Night Out Kick-Off will be held from 9:00 to 11:00 am on Thursday, July 21st.  It will be as amazing as it was last year, but amazingly different.  The tentative slate:

  • Keynote speeches by both the police chief and the fire chief
  • Representatives from the CHP, the Placer County Sheriff, Sacramento Police, and, of course, the Roseville Police Department, all with vehicles
  • The bomb squad robot will do its best R2-D2 impression
  • The fire department will bring a fire truck (or engine) and provide a demonstration
  • We will have another bake sale to benefit the police and fire charity

The venue has been changed to the bocce patio due to the restaurant expansion project.

Lastly, National Night Out itself will be August 2nd.  Applications will be out soon.  We will let you know.  Last year we had thirteen parties to which police and fire personnel responded to get to know you better and hear your concerns.

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, NW/CP | neighborhoodwatch@scrca.org
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WEB NEWS

20th_LogoDoes this image look familiar? It should! It’s on the Resident Website (www.scres.org) and when you click on it, you get to the 20th Anniversary webpages set up just for this event. It has all the same information you see everywhere, only conveniently online.

There, you can also see our wonderful sponsors and get the latest information and updates on what’s happening during this event. Looking forward to the celebration!

Betty Foley-Guerrero | Website Coordinator | bettyf@scrca.org
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April 2016 eCourier

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

BOARD MEMBER REPORT

poppiesAnd the SCR Board of Director Candidates Are?

Soon, this question and many others will no doubt become topics of conversation among the residents of our community as the deadline for applications approaches.

  • Who will submit their applications this month seeking election to serve on the Board of Directors for the next three years?
  • Will there be 3 or more candidates to hold an election for 2 positions or, if not, will sufficient candidates be available to fill the vacancies without election?
  • Are candidates long term residents with knowledge of the community’s history or newer residents who have joined the community to enjoy the life style it affords?
  • Have candidates served on a committee or work group or attended Board planning sessions or meetings?
  • What background, skills and experiences do the candidates bring to the Board that can contribute to meeting the needs of the community in the future?
  • Are candidates committed to:
    • Keeping monthly assessment increases as low as possible
    • Funding the Reserve Account at or near 100% to ensure major Association assets and facilities are properly maintained and replaced when needed

Regardless of who applies and who wins, the five continuing Board members will be standing by in August ready and willing to “show them the ropes” as the new members join the team.

And successful candidates need not worry, as a member of the Board of Directors for our Nonprofit Mutual Benefit Corporation there will be plenty to do. Two key duties and responsibilities of the new Board members will include:

  • Participating in the development and approval of annual Association goals to maintain, enhance and/or expand programs and services for our residents
  • Working with the Finance and Properties committees, the Executive Director and staff to review and approve budgets to achieve the established goals

In due time we will all know the answers to these questions including “Are you that Candidate?”

Dave Lewis | Director, SCR Board of Directors | daveelewis@aol.com
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PRO SHOP

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Here are a few things to look for in May:

  • 20th Anniversary Invitational Tournament. Sign up today! ($35 + applicable green fee).
    • 8:00 am Shotgun
    • Two net best balls of the foursome
    • Great tee prizes
    • Awards
  • Demo Days this Month
    • Cobra – Friday the 6th
  • Buy one get one.
    • Buy any shirt @ full price and get a FREE shirt from Burmuda Sands!
  • Residents now receive 10% off lessons at Timber Creek.
  • Looking for new Clubs? Timber Creek Golf Shop is an official Taylor Made fitting facility, Srixon Fitting facility, and Cleveland Wedge fitting facility. Call the shop for details.
  • Twilight remains at 1pm at Timber Creek. Residents pay half price!
  • Resident Play Card has improved – It’s now a baker’s dozen. Play twelve times and get your next round on us!
  • Take advantage of the resident special weekdays between 11AM-1PM only $25.00
  • Golfer Development Program. One half hour lesson every week.
    $160/Month
    $360/3 Months (12 Lessons)
    $600/6 Months (24 Lessons)
    $960/Annual (48 Lessons)

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

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

Click here to read the Golf Course Maintenance Report by Jim Ferrin

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

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

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I would like to take this opportunity to thank resident Peter Lorenzo, who for the past 14 years has hosted the presentation series “Speak Out Sun City.” Peter will be “hanging up his hat” and will no longer be offering his informative, educational and entertaining presentations. A little bit of history…shortly after the 9/11 terrorist attack, resident requests flooded the Activities Department requesting a retired University Professor to offer a lecture explaining events. Peter responded and did a six hour seminar which had to be repeated to allow all interested residents to attend. Shortly thereafter, a demand developed to have a lecture series to discuss important issues and Peter developed “Speak Out Sun City”, a popular discussion group that lasted almost 14 years! The Activities Department would like to thank Peter for his years of dedication and I am certain there are many, many resident that would like to do the same.

The Activities Department will continue to offer free presentations, including “Fascinating Folks” offered by resident Cleo Kocol, and “Community Connections” offered by Christina Richter, President of the Roseville Historical Society. The department continues to offer the ”Speaker Series” funded by the Sun City Foundation, and arranged by the Activities Department. Presentations are offered quarterly for minimum fee of $5.00. Please come out and support this program.

The next “Fascinating Folks” program is scheduled for Tuesday, April 19 as Cleo shares with us the real Pocahontas. Tickets are still available for comedian Cary Long, Friday, April 22 at 7:00PM in the Timber Creek Ballroom. Cary is a fresh new face on the comedy scene; this promises to be a rib-tickling performance!

All residents should have received your personal invitation for the May 16-18 Twenty Year Anniversary Celebration. The events have been very popular and the “Celebrate Good Times” Dinner Dance scheduled for Wednesday, May 18 is sold out. Please help us in making this an enjoyable three days of events by having your tickets for each event as you arrive, follow directions as to where to enter the Lodge for each event and other pertinent information that will be shared in advance. Association staff is prepared to manage a large amount of residents; we kindly ask for your assistance in being patient and courteous as we manage large numbers in the Lodge. As a reminder, all events are ticketed. Please do not plan to attend or enter the event area without a ticket.

We invite you to participate in the celebration by joining the Celebration Parade on Wednesday, May 18 (click here for participation form) or the Twenty Year Anniversary Trivia Challenge scheduled for May 17 & 18 (click here for participation form). Gather your friends, come with your Club or Group, or perhaps just ride along the parade route with your spouse. Registration forms are available in the Association New Bulletin Board. These promise to be fun events!

As we head into spring with this beautiful weather, join us on the bus for a day trip out. If you haven’t tried a bus trip through the Activities Department, I double dog dare you! It’s easy — register, get on the bus, and leave the rest up to your Activities Department, including tickets, meals, entertainment, refreshments and friendly and knowledgeable Trip Escorts.

Tickets are still available for the deYoung Museum, Oscar de La Renta exhibit, scheduled for Wednesday, April 20. Tickets are $76.00 per person and include your museum entrance and audio guide. Wednesday, April 27 will take us to the beautiful Filoli Gardens located in the Bay Area, with a stop at the outdoor Stanford Shopping Center for a no host lunch, located on the Stanford University Campus. Tickets are $78.00 per person. How about a carefree Saturday at the Grass Valley Vintage Car Show on April 30 – it’s a trip down memory lane with classic American automobiles; cost is $32.00 per person.

Tickets are available for “Hello, Dolly”, a Sunday matinee on May 1. This is at the Harris Center for the Arts in Folsom and performed by the El Dorado Musical Theater, a premier youth theater company. They are a “must see” if you’ve never seen them! Tickets are $55.00 per person. Thursday, May 12 will take us to the Golden Gate Fields Horse Racing in Berkeley. It’s a unique experience and includes the popular, extravagant buffet lunch at the Turf Club. Tickets are $78.00 per person.

Sunday, May 15 will find us at the Empire Mine State Historic Park located in Grass Valley. This is beautiful property and provides an opportunity to visit a variety of areas, including the Empire Cottage and the Mine yard. Our bus will take us back along Scenic Route US Highway 40. Tickets are $45.00 per person.

Registration will open Friday, April 22 for the Jackson Rancheria & More Tour scheduled for June 14-16, 2016. Join us for the easy, carefree short tour in beautiful Amador County.

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

chameleonCelebrate Sun City Roseville’s pets in our annual Top Pet contest. We have three categories – dog, cat, and critter. Bring in your best photo of your furry, scaled, or feathered friend to the Fitness Center by May 13. We will display your animal buddies on our bulletin board and residents can vote by monetary donation. All proceeds benefit the Placer SPCA. Please bring photos that are 5×7 or smaller and unembellished and be sure to attach your name, your pet’s name, and your phone number. We will announce the winners at a BBQ sponsored by members of the Bocce Club on June 29th at 11:30AM at the Sierra Pines. BBQ tickets are $5, sold in the Fitness Center beginning on June 1, and all proceeds benefit the Placer SPCA. This year we also have a new secure voting cabinet for your votes (donations) as well as a goal to sell up to 250 tickets for the BBQ to be held at Sierra Pines. Let’s make this year bigger and better than ever as we help the homeless pets in our county.

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

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Saturday, April 30th, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

It’s that time again—The Roseville Police Department, in cooperation with federal and state agencies, is offering this free service, which allows you to conveniently dispose of any medicines or drugs for which you no longer have need.

The location for the service will be the parking area along the tennis, pickleball and basketball courts, at the north end of the main lodge parking lot.  Look for the squad car and pop-up tent.

Accepted are any prescription or non-prescription medicines, controlled substances, or veterinary medication.  They prefer that you pool all the pills and capsules into a zip-lock bag, but it is not required; a paper bag full of pill bottles will suffice.  Liquids should be left in their original bottles.  However, they cannot accept hypodermic needles, medical waste, aerosols, hydrogen peroxide, or illegal street drugs.

The benefits and purpose of this program:

  • Young children all too often ingest meds accidently, which they find in the medicine cabinets of various family members
  • Nearly every thief is either a drug addict or knows several, so it helps to advertise that Sun City gets rid of what knuckleheads want
  • It helps prevent seniors from confusing which is the right or wrong medication, which can happen when quantities of expired or no-longer prescribed medicines pile up
  • Teenagers all too often abuse meds, which they can “appropriate” from the medicine cabinets of various family members
  • Medicines which are flushed down the toilet, or dumped in the trash, end up contaminating our water supplies, wildlife, and folks handling our refuse

Let people elsewhere in western Placer County know of these additional locations during the same time slot:  Del Oro, Granite Bay, Whitney and Roseville High Schools, Lincoln Police Department, Sierra College, Auburn City Hall, Dewitt Justice Center in Auburn, and Kaiser Hospital on Rocky Ridge Road.

Citizens Patrol/Neighborhood Watch Meeting Reminders

May 9th at 10:00 am
Doris Blatchford, Intel Corporation
Avoidance of viruses, scams, annoying pop-up ads, and the like

June 13th at 10:00 am
Love Miller, CA Telephone Access Program
Technology and devices for diminished hearing, memory and/or vision

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, NW/CP | neighborhoodwatch@scrca.org
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WEB NEWS

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The second Resident Website Workshop was held on April 12th, and it was another packed room! We went over basics such as how to log onto the Resident Website, and how to get into your profile and update information. We also covered the menu and most popular pages on the website.

If you missed the second class, have no fear! We will be holding another session sometime in the following months. If you already took the class, you are more than welcome to take it again. Information will be posted after the next date is finalized.

Betty Foley-Guerrero | Website Coordinator | bettyf@scrca.org
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March 2016 eCourier

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

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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

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Here are a few things to look for in March:

  • More Game Enhancement Clinics continue. Look for more coming this summer. Call the golf shop @ 774-3851 for more details.
  • Get the most out of your game! Check out the new swing analyzer from Srixon Golf. Fits the proper clubs for your game in seconds. Also, own 125 yards and in, with the wedge analyzer from Cleveland Golf.
  • Demo Days this Month.
    Taylormade – Friday the 8th
  • Come and see us at our booth at the Haggin Oaks Golf Expo April 29th, 30th, and May 1st.
  • Residents now receive 10% off lessons at Timber Creek.
  • Looking for new Clubs? Timber Creek Golf Shop is an official Taylor Made fitting facility, Srixon Fitting facility, and Cleveland Wedge fitting facility. Call the shop for details.
  • Twilight remains at 1pm at Timber Creek. Residents pay half price!
  • Resident Play Card has improved – It’s now a baker’s dozen. Play twelve times and get your next round on us!
  • Take advantage of the resident special weekdays between 11AM-1PM only $25.00
  • Golfer Development Program. One half hour lesson every week.
    $160/Month
    $360/3 Months (12 Lessons)
    $600/6 Months (24 Lessons)
    $960/Annual (48 Lessons)

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

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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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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