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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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

SpringCleaning

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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February 2016 eCourier

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

BOARD MEMBER REPORT

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I’m going to write on three subjects for my article this time and they are my opinion only, enjoy:

Love is in the air:
The month of February is not just the month to celebrate our past Presidents
(Washington and Lincoln) Birthdays, but should also be for showing our appreciation and love to our sole mate. Not just on Valentine’s Day. Let’s do it the whole month by helping each other with daily tasks, making a special meal, going on a trip or just enjoying the day with your special partner or sole mate. Life is too short and we should enjoy every minute of it every day for the rest of our life on this planet. We’re still on this side of the dirt, so be happy, kind to others and enjoy the moment; enjoy life. February is the shortest month of the year, so we should be able to do this without any problem. So lets do it! Love each other and life!

Vacancies on the Board:
There will be two openings on the Board of Directors this year. Any of our community residents, who are in good standing, can step up and put their name in to be a Director for our community. I did it because I was asked to almost 3 years ago and I haven’t regretted it once. Sure we have had some ups and downs, but it has given me a better insight of how this community operates and the part the Board plays in it’s daily operation. The Past Directors have done an outstanding job of governing this fine community, after the Developer turned it over to the Residents almost twenty years ago. It’s not just the seven volunteer board members that do all the work. There are also over a hundred Board Sub Committee Volunteers behind the scene. And another hundred plus of the Association Staff including the Executive Director, Earl Wiklund.

Our community is considered a “Great Community” thanks to all the residents on the Board and Sub Committees who have stepped up to be volunteers. I can’t speak for other community volunteers, but I’m glad I accepted the challenge because I have found that I learned a lot about the likes and wants of our community and I have met a lot of good residents as a director.

Don’t forget to set some time aside in mid May, 2016 to celebrate our 20th Anniversary with us. More information is coming out later. Thanks

Volunteerism:
It’s that time of the year to ask yourself, do I care about this wonderful community of ours, do I like the way it’s being run? If your answer is No to any of the two questions, this is your time to let yourself be known by stepping up an becoming a volunteer for one of our eleven sub committees for the Association Board or becoming a Board for Director to this beautiful community of ours. We need you and your ideals, please consider volunteering. This is your community too and it’s a Great One. Vi and I love it here and don’t plan on moving.

There will be an Informational Meeting on April 5th, 2016 from 10am to noon in the partial Ballroom to ask any questions about the sub communities and the Board. Please put this down on your calendar to attend. Thank you.

The End
Dan Arriola

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 March.

  • Course Tours. March 7th, 8th, and 9th. Sign-up today in the Golf Shop. Contact the Golf Shop for more details.
  • More Game Enhancement Clinics begin this month. Sign up in the Golf Shop or call 774-3851 for more details.
  • Demo Days this Month.
    Wilson Golf Friday the 4th
    Cobra Golf – Friday the 18th
    Srixon/Cleveland – Friday the 25th
  • 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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The Timber Creek Lodge Refurbishment is underway! The Lodge will be closed Monday, February 15 through Monday, February 29. Please refer to the Lodge Closure Flyer for various Association business operations. The Timber Creek Lodge will open for a short period on Tuesday, February 16 for the Furniture Sale. Sale hours are 9:00AM-11:00AM; as a reminder, you must have your Member Association Card and you may pay by Cash or Check only. Tuesday, March 1, the Timber Creek Lodge will open with a “Grand Reveal”. Please join us!

During the closure, you may register for day tours at the Fitness Center Monitor Desk. Simply complete a registration form and put it in the drop box, or you may register on the resident website through Online Registration (day trips & Lodge events). Registration is open through April 1 for the “Trails of Oregon” Tour, scheduled for May 4-10. There are only 6 seats left; don’t wait too long if you are interested. Please do not hesitate to contact myself or Christine should you have any questions or need assistance. We will continue to be up and running with buses on the road!

The Sun City Roseville Foundation will host its annual Bingo, Sunday, March 13 in the Timber Creek Ballroom. Your Fine Arts & Creative Arts Clubs will host their annual 2016 Show & Sale Saturday, March 19 and Sunday, March 20 in the Timber Creek Ballroom.

Tickets are on sale for the Monday, March 14 performance “Songs From a Suitcase”, a cabaret style performance with Mike & Ella and their 3-piece combo. Please note, this is one of three times of the year that Courier Days fall a bit later – Monday, March 7. Tickets will be available beginning Monday, March 7 for the quarterly Speaker Series, with Shari Fitzpatrick, founder of Shari’s Berries. You will be in for a special treat! Friday, April 22 we will host Comedian Cary Long for a clean, funny, and must go see show!

CanineTourYou may currently register for March day trips (Reminder-during the closure you will register in the Fitness Center). Seats are available for Thursday, March 3 – Canine Tour. Seats are $76.00 per person and include a hosted lunch. Bus departs at 8:00AM. Wednesday, March 9, join us for a “Farm to Fork” at Chops in Folsom. Seats are $75.00 per person, and also include an excursion with the Placerville & Sacramento Valley Railroad. Bus departs at 8:00AM. 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. Bus departs at 8:30AM. Thursday, March 31, climb aboard for a whimsical day as we make various fun stops in Woodland. Seats are $75.00 per person and include a hosted lunch.

Join us on Friday, April 1 for our first Mystery Day Tour – I can’t give you the details, but I can assure you it will be fun and adventurous.

As a reminder, Courier Days fall late in March (Monday, March 7 through Wednesday, March 9). Please look at the Activities RSVP dates and be sure to register as early as possible.

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

In January, we welcomed two new trainers to our Fitness Team. Eileen specializes in mobility issues, stroke recovery, knee and hip replacement (pre and post-op), spinal fusions, arthritis, rotator cuff issues, etc., and she has been a trainer since 1990. Leslie brings 26 years of experience to us with extensive experience working with seniors with multiple limitations and disabilities as well as clients with athletic goals and objectives. Leslie will also be subbing water and group exercise classes in your Fitness Center. Training sessions are $25 for 30 minutes and $45 for an hour. Sessions can be booked directly through the trainers; Eileen can be reached at 415-272-2794 and Leslie at 650-438-1072. Both are certified by nationally accredited certification programs and we’ve already received multiple compliments regarding their professionalism and skill level. Feel free to introduce yourself when you see them in the Fitness Center.

Exercise of the Month
One of the most functional exercises is a sit to stand. Starting from a seated position in a sturdy chair with your feet on the floor, press into a standing position without using the assistance of your hands if possible. Then return, with control, to a seated position and repeat. You may find that until you are strong enough, you’ll need the assistance of your hands. Eventually work up to 10-15 repetitions, rest, and repeat. Try to do sit to stands every other day. The exercise can be made more difficult by holding weight or doing a staggered stance with one foot slightly in front of the other. The sit to stand is an exercise that is functional which means that the training effect will help you maintain the ability to do activities of daily living where you have to be able to get up from a seated position and transfer your weight (getting out of a deep, soft sofa, a toilet, etc.). If there’s one exercise that you start doing this year, make it the sit to stand.

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

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My purpose here is to describe the correct method for adjusting your right side-view mirror to enable adequate vision of a vehicle in your blind spot.

The triangle in the diagram represents the field of view you want to achieve when adjusting your right side-view mirror, which is that to the right side and rear of your car. Many people think, incorrectly, they are supposed to be able to see the actual right side of their own car.

One easy way to accomplish this right side-view mirror adjustment is to locate a parked car which affords you space ahead of it and to its left, such as on a quiet street or in a parking lot. Then, position your car such that the parked car is in your “blind spot,” as shown in the diagram.

Next, adjust your right side-view mirror such that you can see the right side of your car, and then move it out, in small increments, until you can see both headlights of the other car. Then adjust it up and down such that you can also see the windshield. TuhDaw!! — the perfect position.

From time to time, as you stop in traffic and there are cars in the lane to your right, check the field of view of your right side-view mirror, and re-adjust it as needed.

Of course, the whole purpose if this mirror adjustment is to allow you to safely change into the lane to your right. These steps should accomplish that effort:

  1. Check your right side-view mirror. If it reveals a car in the field of view, which is your blind spot, you know you cannot move.
  2. When there is no car in the field of view, put on your right turn signal.
  3. Then crane your neck around to the right to double check, not for a car, but for a motorcycle. If you can assure yourself there is no motorcycle there with which you might collide, you have assured yourself there is no car there, and you can safely move into that lane.

How’s This for a Nice Segue
The keynote speaker for the March 14th CP/NW meeting will be a Senior Driver Ombudsman from the DMV. He is also a Driver Safety Manager. See you there.

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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The first Resident Website Workshop was held on February 9th, and it was a 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 briefly covered the menu and most popular pages on the website.

If you missed the first 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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HUMAN RESOURCES

Safety and your Sun City Staff
Did you know…our staff is trained in safety. All managers and supervisors are 1st Aid/CPR/AED trained as required by state and federal laws.

Did you know…we conduct regular safety meetings with staff in each department.

Did you know…our safety record is extremely good. We have very few injuries and accidents reported each year.

Did you know…we have a safety coordinator in each department to ensure accidents and injuries are handled with care and to ensure the immediate attention to the injured employee.

Now you know…the staff at Sun City Roseville is all about providing a safe work environment and working safely while at work.

Alesia McCrory | Human Resources Director | mccrorya@scrca.org
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