December 2016 eCourier

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

BOARD MEMBER REPORT

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Securing Sun City’s Financial Future While Continuing to Enjoy our Lifestyle

On April 4, 2016, Governor Brown signed into law SB 3 which mandates new minimum wage increases beginning in 2016 and continuing through 2022. All minimum wage employees affected will see their wages raise from $9.50 per hour to $15.00 per hour by 2022. Thereafter, wages will be adjusted each year according to the previous year’s inflation rate.  Adhering to these legal mandates will have a major impact upon Association financial planning and budget development going forward.

Also having a major impact upon current and future financial planning is Sun City’s aging infrastructure which will require higher maintenance, repair or replacement costs that will be paid for from Reserve Funding.  As reserve funding is drawn down, these funds will need to be replaced in order to continue to keep our Reserves funded at 100%.

The Board also realizes that all residents living here and new residents moving in have a deep desire to live the Sun City Lifestyle as identified in our Vision and Mission Statements. Residents have an expectation that exceptional activities, amenities, facilities, programs and services will continue to be available and provided by our excellent staff.

With the above in mind, the Board has undertaken a comprehensive process to evaluate all aspects of the budget and engage in a strategic planning process that identifies and prioritizes needed improvements.  Included in this process is looking at all revenue sources, possibly increasing fees to raise existing revenue streams and  evaluating costs/expenses in the operational budget in order to help minimize assessment increases.

We are spending considerable time in identifying possible new revenue sources, what these might look like, the amount of funds that could be generated to offset the impact of minimum wage requirements, aging infrastructure needs and needed improvements. Our goal is to minimize assessment increases.  We will continue to keep you updated on our progress and look forward to your support as we continue this work.

Celebrate Life by Living the Sun City Lifestyle

Judy Arntson | Director, SCR Board of Directors | arntsonjc@aol.com
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PRO SHOP

christmasgolfHo, Ho, Ho and Merry Christmas!  Time is winding down to get those last minute Christmas items for your favorite golfers. Beat the holiday traffic and crowded lines and come to your own Timber Creek Golf Shop! We have a vast variety of shirts, jackets, clubs, balls, and many other items for stocking stuffers for both men and women and you don’t even need to leave the compound. No lines, no parking problems, no worries!

We at the Pro Shop would like to take this opportunity to say “Happy Holidays” to all of you at Sun City Roseville. May you all have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!  Safe travels and well wishes to you and yours.

Peace to all,
Chris Beachly and the Pro Shop Staff

Sun City Roseville Golf Pro Shop | proshop@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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Join us this Friday, December 16 for Cornish Christmas.It’s a short jaunt as we recapture the spirit of Christmas with charming surroundings in historic downtown Grass Valley. Enjoy an old fashioned Christmas with carolers, handmade arts & crafts and delicious food and drink. Bus departs at 4:00PM and returns to Sun City at 10:00PM. Cost is $32.00 per person.

Join us for Courier Days Monday, January 2 through Wednesday, January 4. We are kicking off the New Year with a toast to trips, travel and fun! Come enjoy a cup of coffee on the house and enter a free drawing to win a pair of champagne flutes and a bottle of Domaine Chandon. We’ll follow-up with a “Mix and Mingle” on Tuesday, February 14; join us from 11:00AM-Noon for Ghirardelli chocolate tasting and an opportunity to meet other fellow travelers. We’ll also have a free drawing for a day tour in San Francisco in March.

Registration has opened for a variety of January events, including onsite events and day tours. Start the New Year off with “Avanti” – A Two-Part Workshop – What to Do in Your Retirement Years hosted by Rosemary Marino, resident, Executive Coach and Career Consultant January 5 & January 19. Fee is $20.00 for both sessions. Please register this month.

Tickets are available for our first Speaker Series of the New Year. We’ll welcome back Marc Lapadula, Senior Lecturer at Yale University in the Film Studies Program as he presents “Greatest Films in American Cinema.” Your Activities Department is delighted to bring these presentations to the community, funded by the Sun City Roseville Foundation – working together to enhance and promote the Sun City Lifestyle!

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We have just a few seats open for Snow Train I, scheduled for February 15-17, 2017. Please register by Monday, January 2. Flyers are available for the Monterey Bay Whale Watching Tour scheduled for March 14-15, 2017. Registration opens Friday, January 6 at the Activities Monitor Desk. Enjoy a short, relaxing overnight with your Activities Department.

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

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Each year, thousands of fitness professionals are surveyed around the world and a list of fitness trends for the year is released. This year, wearable technology came out as the leading trend for 2017. Wearable technology includes activity trackers, smart watches, heart rate monitors, and GPS tracking devices. Interestingly, smart glasses are also in this category which has predicted sales of $1.5 billion. Of note, this category of technology in relation to fitness is separate from smartphone exercise apps which ranked separately at 17 in the list of trends. As you shop for the fitness fanatic in your life this holiday season, consider getting them a piece of wearable fitness technology to keep them motivated in 2017. Here’s the complete list of trends for 2017:

  1. Wearable technology
  2. Body weight training
  3. High-intensity interval training
  4. Educated, certified, and experienced fitness professionals
  5. Strength training
  6. Group training
  7. Exercise is Medicine®
  8. Yoga
  9. Personal training
  10. Exercise and weight loss
  11. Fitness programs for older adults
  12. Functional fitness
  13. Outdoor activities
  14. Group personal training
  15. Wellness coaching
  16. Worksite health promotion
  17. Smartphone exercise apps
  18. Outcome measurements
  19. Circuit training
  20. Flexibility and mobility rollers

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

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This is, after all, a senior community, and, as such, we experience constant resident turnover.  Occasionally, that dynamic seems to come in waves, and many times it thins out the ranks of our Citizen Patrol Volunteer (CPV) force.  As a result, we are currently having a really difficult time filling the slots.

This is a plea to all residents to give Citizens Patrol a look and consider joining.  The following will give you some insight about what you can expect and how we do what we do.

Scheduling/Commitment

Many residents are surprised to learn that most of our Citizen Patrol Volunteers (CPVs) commit to only one 2.5 hour evening shift per month.

Because we are shorthanded, some CPVs are stepping up to do more than one shift per month.  But consider…if we doubled our force, each CPV would only have to commit to once every other month.

We schedule with the complete understanding that most CPVs are retired and active, travel, and occasionally get sick.  We try to assign CPVs to a stable given shift, such as every third Tuesday evening, but we also offer daytime patrol—which we want to increase—and an on-call pool from which we draw to replace CPVs who cannot come in due to vacations, and so on.

Just what is it CPVs do?

After being trained and provided a manual, and going out once with an experienced CPV, you and a partner—your spouse, a friend, or someone we found for you—will go out in one of our high visibility Toyota Rav4s.  Two others will go out in the other car.  Each pair covers half of our campus.

By high visibility, we mean they are orange—“hot lava” is what Toyota calls it—with a lit roof top sign.  You won’t be sneaking up on any knuckleheads, and we never put you in harm’s way.  We do not confront suspicious people or circumstances.  Rather, we are eyes and ears for the police; we observe and report.

One big focus is on ensuring that all garage doors are closed.  We close 150 per month on average, with 350 per month during the summer.  That may seem like an insignificant endeavor.  But, consider the opposite.  It would not take long for thieves to spread the word that, on any given night, they could find a half-dozen garages standing wide open over in Sun City.  We also ensure that it was not a medical emergency which rendered the resident unable to close the door.

Benefits

Other than the warm and fuzzy feeling you will get knowing that you have given back to this wonderful community and have helped to keep people safe, crime low, and property values high, there is a breakfast each January.  The top 100 CPVs, in terms of their volunteer hours, enjoy the wonderful Timbers Restaurant full buffet breakfast, and keynote speeches from the president of our Board of Directors, and the chiefs of the Roseville Police and Fire Departments, all of whom will recognize your service and tell you how valuable you are as a CPV—because you are.

We need you.  We want you.  Please call with any questions.

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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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What a fun year it’s been! I’ve enjoyed teaching the Website Workshop and getting to know more of the residents at Sun City. I look forward to meeting more of you as we continue striving to make our websites even better.

Many thanks to our Website Workgroup which meets the first Wednesday of every month at 9am in the Aspen Room. The residents who attend is our link to the community and its needs. Our next meeting is January 4 and everyone is welcome to attend.

The IT Department wishes everyone a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year!

Betty Foley-Guerrero | Website Coordinator | bettyf@scrca.org
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SUN CITY ROSEVILLE HOLIDAY HOURS

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November 2016 eCourier

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

BOARD MEMBER REPORT

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Where Does the Money go and Why???

Attention home owners, it’s that time of year again!  Time to begin the process to prepare and approve the budget for the 2017 – 2018 Fiscal Year.  Dry stuff no doubt, but important to all if the end product will ensure that Sun City Roseville remains the “Premiere Adult Community in Northern California.” The objective – approve a budget that “covers all necessary operating expenses, capital asset additions, and replacement reserve contributions consistent with current economic conditions and forecasts.”

The most frequently asked questions pertaining to the budget seem to be: “will my annual assessment increase?”, “what do I get for what I give?” and “How will I know?”  For long term and new homeowners alike, there is good news!  There are many opportunities in the next 6 months for you to get answers to these questions by participating in public sessions that will review the proposed budget prepared by the Association’s Executive Director and staff and recommend a final version to the Board of Directors for approval.

It you really want to know what goes on behind the curtain, please join your friends and neighbors on the path to approval during the Finance Committee and Staff review of the Long Range Financial Goals and the Association’s Budget Guidelines for FY 2017 – 2018 on November 15th.   Once approved by the Board of Directors, the guidelines will serve as a framework to:

  • Minimize, where possible, increases in the FY 17-18 homeowner assessment
  • Provide the staffing, equipment, and material needed to operate and maintain the provide approved programs and services
  • Meet revenue and expense projections to operate and maintain the Common Areas including Timber Creek and Sierra Pines golf courses needed to provide approved programs and services
  • Fund required and essential Reserve and Capital projects and asset acquisitions

Look forward to meeting you as we begin the journey to give us all confidence in “where the money goes and why.”

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

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Click here to read the November 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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Believe it or not, the holidays have arrived!

We have just a few seats left for the December 1-2, 2016 Reno Overnight.  Join us for an overnight with a dinner buffet and a holiday performance, “Miracle on 34th Street,” at the Eldorado Hotel & Casino. Registration is open for the January 16-22, 2017 Solvang to Palm Springs, CA Tour.  Registration for the Snow Train Tours opened November 4 and we are nearing full on both buses. Register soon! You may register at the Activities Desk Monday through Saturday from 7:30AM-9:00PM and Sundays from 10:00AM to 8:00PM.

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November day tours are still open. Monday, November 21 will find us in Old Sacramento with a fascinating and entertaining tour of the underground tunnels and a hosted lunch at the popular Firehouse Restaurant.  Cost is $85.00 per person; bus departs at 9:30AM. Enjoy an afternoon in San Francisco on Tuesday, November 29 as we kick off the holidays with a visit to Union Square.  We’ll provide you with a complimentary Macy’s tote bag and 10% coupon when you board the bus.  Cost is $50.00 person; bus departs at 7:30AM.

We have added a second bus for the January 8, 2017 Cirque du Soleil-LUZIA performance under the Big Top at A T & T Park in San Francisco.  Registration is open for tickets; tickets are $135.00 per person and selling quickly. Why not purchase tickets as a holiday gift for your spouse, or a friend?

globalwinterwonderland_smallIt’s not too early to plan your holiday outings.  We have several holiday events scheduled, including Beach Blanket Babylon Holiday Extravaganza in San Francisco, Global Winter Wonderland in Sacramento, the Singing Christmas Tree at the Capitol Christian Center, a tour of the new Carnegie Museum in Roseville decorated for the holidays, and Cornish Christmas.  Registration is now open!

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

Check out some of the new classes in the Group Exercise Room. Try your first class for free and subsequent classes are $3 each or 20 classes for $40. Classes are drop-in, no need to register!

Cardio Dance: Dance your way into fitness with hits of yesterday and today in this fast moving cardiovascular class, Wednesdays at 12PM with Cindy

Therapeutic Yoga: Link your breath with movement in a way that will heal and change your body with a focus on a different part of the body in each class. Participants must be able to get up and down from the floor, Mondays at 3PM with Jody

Yoga Basics: Perfect for new yogis or those who want to focus their practice on the basic poses. Participants must be able to get up and down from the floor. 2:30PM on Tuesdays (with Arlene) and Thursdays (with Gina)

Yoga Flow: For the experienced yogi who wants to challenge their yoga practice with strength and stamina. Participants must be able to get up and down from the floor. Wednesdays at 2 PM with Cindy.

Tai Chi Yang Style: Learn the short form of the Yang style of Tai Chi. Beginners welcome. Tuesdays with Jody, beginning 11/29, at 11AM.

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

treeI hope you have wrapped up your Christmas shopping.  Pun intended.  But if you still need trips to the mall, here are a few safety tips.

  1. Shop with a friend, or several friends. There is safety in numbers.
  2. Scout the area where you will park for suspicious persons lurking about and watching. Park in well-lit areas, and/or as close as possible to the entrance.
  3. Any time you return to the car, have your antenna up (no, silly goose, not the car’s antenna) for knuckle- heads lurking and watching. If you become wary, go back inside and ask mall security to escort you.
  4. Have your keys at the ready to enable you to either hit the panic button, or promptly open your car. You don’t want to be setting your packages down and then fumbling around for your keys.
  5. If you bring packages back to the car, planning to go back into the mall for more shopping, lock the packages in the trunk, or otherwise cover them. Consider driving away, and returning to park elsewhere, so you appear to be an arriving shopper.
  6. Give children a plan for if you become separated. Absent cell phone communication, instruct them to stay put, to step into a store and contact a clerk, and to know you will look for them by going store-to-store where you last saw them.  Ensure they know their name, address, and phone number, or have it written down.
  7. Do not dress up. Sorry ladies, but expensive attire and bling are magnets for knuckleheads.  Carry only the charge cards and ID you will need for the day—in a front pocket.
  8. If you lose your credit or debit card, call the company or bank immediately, from the mall, so it will be declined. Thus, it is possible any knucklehead using it will get caught while still in the mall.  (Even if you don’t lose a card, check all your statements frequently to expose any fraud.)

Bonus Tip from Karen, Linda & I:  Take care of each other’s package deliveries, tell each other about travel plans, and have a Very Merry Christmas.

(This is a repeat of the December 2015 eCourier article)

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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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The next Resident Website Workshop will be held on Tuesday, December 13, 1:30-2:30 in the Computer Room. We will go over all the information you didn’t know was there. This class is already half full so make sure you sign-up soon!

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Betty Foley-Guerrero | Website Coordinator | bettyf@scrca.org
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SUN CITY ROSEVILLE HOLIDAY HOURS

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October 2016 eCourier

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

BOARD MEMBER REPORT

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Your Board has been at work for almost three months now.  An update on our progress with regard to our Board goals and some other important items is in order:

  • Focus continues on completing the Timbers expansion. From what I have seen as a new member of the expansion team, you are going to really like the finished product.
  • We have now got a team of three Board members together with our Executive Director working on prioritizing the various projects targeted for 2017/18 and beyond. As this work comes to fruition, we will share the results with everyone for their input.
  • As liaison to the Properties committee, I have been asked to pass on a detailed charge to the Properties’ Energy sub-group with regard to what the Board expects to aid us in achieving greater energy efficiencies and reduced utility costs.
  • Finally, the Staff and Properties committee are already working on: improving the Ballroom Audio/Video capabilities, converting the indoor pool to salt water, increasing community street safety and Bocce court improvements.

As time goes on stay tuned for progress updates on these items and more.  If you have any questions or comments on these or other items of interest, please call (772-54630) or e-mail (Raniseski@aol.com) me.

John Raniseski | Director, SCR Board of Directors | Raniseski@aol.com
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PRO SHOP

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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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There is still time to enjoy several day tours before the rain arrives, and before you find yourself busy with your many Club & Group activities, holiday parties, etc. Registration remains open for Apple Hill on Friday, October 21, and includes four orchard stops, a hosted lunch and beer tasting at Jack Russell Brewery.  Cost is $62.00 per person; bus departs at 8:45AM.  There are just a few seats left for the Feather Falls day tour scheduled for Tuesday, October 25.  Cost is $28.00 person; bus departs at 8:30AM for a five hour stay.

This year we purchased a season subscription for the Broadway Sacramento Series.  A season subscription allows us better seating choices, and carries over for priority scheduling the next year.  I had an overwhelming response for interest in all performances.  We have eleven tickets left for the Sound of Music performance on October 31. Grab a friend and come see this three-time Tony Award winner!  Tickets are $85.00 per person; bus departs at 12:30PM.

Take advantage of the November tours as we provide a variety of activities! Please refer to the October Village Courier to view the scheduled trips.  Tuesday, November 8 we will visit the new Golden 1 Center as the Sacramento Kings take on the New Orleans Pelicans.  At this time, there are only four seats left!  Cost is $120.00 per person; bus departs at 4:30PM.  I do not anticipate purchasing game tickets on a regular basis, but do have one additional date on the calendar for a game – April 4, 2017. Look for information in the March 2017 Courier.

luzia_smallWe opened registration early for the January 8, 2017 Cirque du Soleil-LUZIA performance under the Big Top at A T & T Park in San Francisco.  The first bus is sold out! We added a second bus that is filling quickly.  Tickets are $135.00 per person. Why not purchase tickets as a holiday gift for your spouse, or a friend?

We tend to slow down a bit during the holidays, but have several holiday events scheduled, including Beach Blanket Babylon Holiday Extravaganza in San Francisco, Global Winter Wonderland in Sacramento, the Singing Christmas Tree at the Capitol Christian Center, a tour of the new Carnegie Museum in Roseville decorated for the holidays, and Cornish Christmas.  Please refer to the “Mark Your Calendar” sheet located in the Timber Creek Lodge lobby for tour dates and registration dates.

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 with only 3 seats available.  Registration is open for the January 16-22, 2017 Solvang to Palm Springs, CA Tour, and registration for the Snow Train Tours (Feb. 15-17 & Feb. 21-23, 2017) will open Friday, November 4.

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

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Elaine Zilonka | SCR Fitness Director | elainez@scrca.org
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NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH / CITIZENS PATROLCollection of colorful pillsDrug Take Back Event

Saturday  |  October 22nd  |  New Time – 9:00 am to 1:00 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.

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

November 14th at 10:00 am

Chief Meteorologist Mark Finan, KCRA TV 3, will present on El Nino, La Nina, and the drought.

There is never a meeting in December.

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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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The next Resident Website Workshop will be held on Tuesday, December 13, 1:30-2:30 in the Computer Room. This class fills up fast so make sure you keep an eye out for sign-ups in November and remember to Save the Date!

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

Contractor / Service Referral

Have you recently had work done at your home?  Now take a minute to assess the situation.   Was the project completed on time and were you satisfied with the work performed?  If so, and you would like to recommend the person and/or business who provided the service to you, please stop by the Administration Office and fill out a referral recommendation form.

Once completed, these forms are available to view on our website and hard copies may be found in the referral binder which is available at the monitor’s desk for review by residents.  The intent of these referral forms is to assist other homeowners looking for similar services to be performed at their homes.

The Community Association staff does not refer or personally endorse any of the businesses listed for review. The information contained within the service referral binder is information provided solely by our homeowners who have utilized the services.  Referrals are available to review for one year after the date submitted and are then removed to ensure only current referrals are offered.

If you have had an unpleasant experience with a business or person did you know you may also fill out a form and that too is made available for review.  It is an effective way to gain exposure and to share your displeasure about a business or person instead of littering the community with negative signage which causes visual blight and detracts from the overall beauty of our community.

Should we receive three (3) negative reviews from concerned homeowners regarding a business or person currently in the referral binder that business and/or person’s referral sheet will be promptly removed.

The referral program has proven to be a great asset to our community members therefore, we strongly encourage that you take the time to utilize this service and share your experience with your fellow homeowners both positive and negative.

Lorri Booth | Director of Community Standards | boothl@scrca.org
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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

Ransomware

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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

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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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