Recreation Centers

Of Sun City West, Inc. 





Date:               April 15, 2019


 To:                  RCSCW Governing Board


From:             William Schwind, General Manager


 Subject:          Weekly Activity Report – April 15, 2019


Facility Projects:

  1. Status of the R. H. Johnson Small Dog Park Upgrade and New Cell Addition; On 4/12/19, the Governing Board approved additional funds to begin this project. The tentative closure of the Small Dog Park has been scheduled for April 15 through June 30.  This project was awarded to K. L. McIntyre


  1. The Beardsley Facility Aquatics Parking Lot has been closed April 15 and 16 as the sealing and restriping project is in progress.


  1. The Kuentz Liberty Softball Field, Club Funded, Artificial Turf Replacement Project is in progress. Pre-installation of the Warning Track and Irrigation Relocation are underway with Todd Patty’s Department. Contractor General Acrylics to mobilize and begin this project Wednesday, April 24.


  1. Kuentz Liberty Field Club Funded Cantilever Shade Canopy installation; preparation for the footings is in progress.


  1. Replacement of the surfacing of the Beardsley Mini-Golf Course has been completed. Mini-Golf Course Hole #1 at R. H. Johnson which was mistakenly ripped out by the vendor last year has been repaired.


Facility Maintenance:

  1. We are still working to recruit a plumber due to a retirement in the Facility Maintenance Department.


  1. The leak detector company was not successful locating the leak at the R.H. Johnson Spa. The vendor will be back out this week on April 17th to make another attempt.  The R. H. Johnson Spa will be closed that day.


  1. We are halfway done with the last of the ramadas in Beardsley Park to be repaired. The old steel is being housed in the Facility Maintenance Yard which we will scrap once this project is completed.




  1. Join us for our SCW Talent Spotlight on Wednesdays in the Kuentz Courtyard starting at 11 am for an hour of fun!  If you have any questions, call Phil Dauterive 623-544-6193.  The remaining talent lineup for the month of April is:



April 17 – Bill Ciccone

April 24 – Beatles Tribute



  1. Check out our Jam Session on April 22 at 1:00 p.m. in the Kuentz Courtyard for two hours of entertainment. Join in and play or just sit back and relax and enjoy the music. If you play a stringed instrument or other similar instruments join in on the fun. We supply sound and chairs for the musicians. This is open to Sun City West residents and guests. This is our last month for Jam Session until October.  For questions, contact Phil Dauterive at 623-544-6193.


  1. We will be interviewing 4 Wellness/Fitness vendors this week.


  1. Our next Newcomers Orientation is scheduled this week for Thursday, 4/18/19 at 9 a.m. in the Social Hall.


Sports Pavilion:

  1. Our Sunday Special brought in $652.


  1. For the first 11 days of April League Bowling was down 1,100 and Open Bowling was up 1,000.


  1. Signup for our Junior/Senior Bowling Tournament on May 4 and 5 is at capacity.


  1. Beer Sales for the first 11 days of April are up $2,200. Wine sales up $1,000 and Revenue is up $1,600.



General Services:

  1. TORCH meets today.


  1. IT will be begin replacing outdated computers beginning with the Library.


  1. The Maricopa County Planning and Zoning Commission held a hearing about the new K-Hovnanian Homes Development in sun City West 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 11 at the Board of Supervisors Auditorium at 295 W. Jefferson St., Phoenix. The project was to be initially approved by the Planning and Zoning Commission. It will then be formally voted on by the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 8 at the Board of Supervisor’s Auditorium, same location as above.


  1. The IT Department is working through outstanding help desk tickets.


  1. We will be interviewing for the last open IT position this week.


  1. Hometown Heroes Awards/Luncheon, which is sponsored by the Recreation Centers of Sun City West, takes place at Grandview Terrace next week on Wednesday, April 24, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.


RHJ Library:

  1. Two representatives of Valley Metro were at the library on Tuesday, April 9 to survey residents on their public transportation needs in SCW.


  1. Last week the library offered additional Tame the Tech Tiger Classes on Wednesday for Apple and Android Devices. Author Anne Hellerman presented a book talk and signing on Thursday, April 11 at the Social Hall.  It was a very nice presentation.


  1. Two sessions of virtual reality will be presented on Tuesday and two on Friday of this week. Small groups provide the best experience, so preregistration is required. Interested residents my call the Data Resource Center at 623-544-6644 to reserve specific times.


  1. Creative Stitchers will be back at the library this Wednesday. The ladies demonstrate their needlework one day each month.


  1. Spring Story Time will be presented at the library at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 20. Residents may bring their young grandchildren with their families by simply showing their Rec. Card.  The stories will include Eve Bunting’s “Flower Garden” and kids will craft flowers after the stories have been read.  All craft materials will be supplied.



Financial Services:

  1. CFO Interviews have been completed. HR is now working on an offer and initiating drug testing and background check.  Once this has been completed, we will be able to make an announcement as to the candidate that was selected.


  1. We continue our work on the FY 19/20 Budget and to finalize the Capital and Budget Presentation. We are checking to be sure all Operating numbers have been accounted for.


  1. The dates for the upcoming Public Budget Forums for the FY 19/20 Annual Budget Presentations to the public are scheduled beginning this week, Wed. April 24, 9 a.m. at Palm Ridge Summit B, Fri. April 26, 1 p.m. at the Lecture Hall, and Thurs., May 2, 5:30 p.m. at the Lecture Hall.




  1. Member Services has processed about 74 APF Fees for the first 11 days of April. We are well on target to meet the 152 APF Fees process for April of 2018.


  1. We’ve processed half as many home sale inquiries as there were in April 2018 but we are only halfway through the month of April 2019.



Events Planning:

  1. Movies in Beardsley Park – There was a misprint in the April Rec. Center News. The corrected dates and titles of the movies are:


  • April 20th – Green Book
  • April 27th – The Mule
  • May 4th – Bohemian Rhapsody
  • May 11th – First Man


  1. Our next Culture Series features John Gamber on April 17 on the Great Lawn at 6 p.m. Tickets are not required for this event.


  1. Tickets for our Easter in the Park Event, April 20 at 8:30 a.m. at Beardsley will be given out through Wednesday so we can get an accurate count for Easter Eggs. See you at Beardsley Park to meet the Easter Bunny!


  1. Tickets go on sale April 16 for our Memorial Day – Uptown Angels Event scheduled May 27 at Palm Ridge.


  1. Check out our Summer Series tickets that are now on sale!



Golf Maintenance:

  1. Deer Valley Golf Course reopens tomorrow, Tuesday April 16 after being closed for spring aerification.


  1. The Golf Committee met at Deer Valley Golf Course last Thursday for a field day. The Committee was able to see the aerification process for both greens and fairways.  We also talked about Spring transition.   The group consisted of 8 people.


  1. Stardust Golf Course will close this Thursday, 4/18 and reopen next Tuesday, 4/23.


  1. Plants (Yellow Bells) have been installed around the trash dumpsters at Pebblebrook Pro Shop Parking Lot. More plants will be added if needed.


  1. The Irrigation Relocation Project will start today at the softball field.


  1. The Irrigation project at the Small Dog Park is scheduled to start next Monday, April 22.


  1. Last week, the Landscape Staff added plantings around the new sign at Palm Ridge.


  1. Prep work for new sod at the large Dog Park will start Wednesday, April 24. Sod is scheduled to be installed on Tuesday, April 30.



Golf Operations:

  1. We are 4% ahead in revenue and 3% down in rounds so far for the month of April. We’ve made up a little ground as year-to-date we are 3% down in revenue and 2% down in rounds.


  1. Our range ball machines need a little attention, so we have sent one out to be repainted. If all goes well and it comes back looking good, we will send the others out to be repainted as well.  This may add to the life expectancy of the range ball machines.


  1. Our Player Assistant Program and Call Center will operate through April 26, 2019.


  1. Unfortunately, our EXPLORE Class Stargazing in the Park at Pebblebrook Golf Course on Thursday, April 11 was cancelled due to cloud cover. This is the second time this class has had to be cancelled.  We are going to reschedule the class for some time in the Fall 2019.


Human Resources:

  1. Bowling Desk Monitor Jesse Smith was taken ill and passed away last week. Jesse was one of the faces you’d see behind the front desk of the Sport Pavilion.  He was an employee of the Recreation Centers for 12 years.  Jesse had a very good way about him when dealing with people visiting the Sports Pavilion.  He will be greatly missed.


  1. James Riley was selected to be the new Recreation Manager and will be starting the job on April 29, 2019.




Upcoming Events April/May

April   Upcoming Events

Event Event Date Location Time Ticket Sales
Easter in the Park April 20, 2019 Beardsley 8:30am Tickets still Availeble
Culture Series – John Gamber April 24, 2019 RHJ Great Lawn 6pm NO TICKETS
Movies in the Park – Listed Below 4/20, 427, 5/4, 5/11 Beardsley Dusk NO TICKETS



April/May  Upcoming Ticket Sales

Event Event Date Location Time Ticket Sales
Fall Fest 10-25 thru 10-27 Beardsley 7pm Available Now
2020 TOP HAT Subscription Dates Vary 2020 Palm Ridge 3 & 7pm New Subscribers
2020 Cruise Ship Subscription Dates Vary 2020 Palm Ridge 7pm New Subscribers
2019 Summer Subscriptions Dates Vary 2019 Palm Ridge 3 & 7pm Available
Summer Series Dates Vary Palm Ridge 3 & 7pm April 2, 2019
Memorial Day – Uptowns Angels May 27, 2019 Palm Ridge 1pm April 16, 2019
Pool Party – Come Back Buddy June 14, 2019 RHJ Pool 7 – 9pm April 23, 2019
Sizzling Summer Series Dates Vary Lecture Hall/SDT 1 or 3pm May 7, 2019


Easter in the Park-

This Saturday (4/20)

We will stop giving tickets out on Wednesday so we have an accurate count for Easter eggs.


Movies in the Park: – There was a misprint in the April Rec News – Here are the corrected dates 😊

  • April 20th – Green Book
  • April 27th – The Mule
  • May 4th – Bohemian Rhapsody
  • May 11th – First Man


Ticket Sales

April 15, 2019


Show Location Tickets Sold % Date of          Event
Easter in the Park (we only do tickets for children) Beardsley 449 19% 4/20/2019
FALL FEST -Thaddeus Rose Beardsley 1229 51% 10/25/2019
FALL FEST – The Pettybreakers Beardsley 1218 50% 10/26/2019
FALL FEST – KansAZ Beardsley 1100 46% 10/27/2019


2019/2020 SUBSCRIPTIONS – (Only 700 seats available for subscriptions)

2019 Summer Series 3PM Palm Ridge 69 21% Date Vary
2019 Summer Series  7 PM Palm Ridge 88 26% Dates Vary
2020 Top Hat Subscriptions 3PM Palm Ridge 402 57% Dates Vary
2020 Top Hat Subscriptions 7PM Palm Ridge 674 96% Dates Vary


2020 Cruise Ship Subscriptions 7PM Palm Ridge 700 100% Dates Vary