Recreation Centers

Of Sun City West, Inc.




Date:               December 03, 2018


 To:                  RCSCW Governing Board


 From:             Mike Whiting, General Manager


 Subject:          Weekly Activity Report – December 03, 2018


Facility Projects:

  1. Karl is out of the office this week and returns on 12-10-18.



  1. The Beardsley Facility recently was getting no reception for Sirius Radio and we found that the antenna that was on the roof was no longer there. The antenna and wire have been replaced and everything should be in working order.


  1. The Tennis Complex Grand Opening was held last week; all went well, everyone having a great time!


  1. We’re excited to present our 8th Season of SCW Talent Spotlight highlighting many new acts and “all” of your old favorites!  Join us on Wednesdays in the Kuentz Courtyard starting at 11 am for an hour of fun!  If you have any questions, call Patte Smith 623-544-6193.  The Talent lineup for December is:


12/05   Patti Dragish

12/12  Marce Fast

12/19  Cheryl Wagner


  1. The Sheriff’s Dept. was called out to the Pickleball Courts at Palm Ridge the night of November 28 at 10 p.m. Apparently, there were 7 people drinking and partying on our Pickleball Courts after hours in the dark.  The courts were already closed for the night and the noise and activity caused the neighbors to call the Sheriff’s Department.  We are reviewing the incident to determine how best to prevent this from recurring.


Sports Pavilion:

  1. Our Sunday Special brought in $560.


  1. We had two 300 games bowled last week. Congratulations go out to Larry Aden and Jim Montgomery!  To date this year we have had four 300 games bowled which is just under last year’s numbers.


  1. Some Bowling Stats:
  • We are 11% up in league bowling
  • We are 9% up in regular resident bowling
  • We are 10% up in non-resident bowling
  • We are up 641 lines of bowling for November 2018 over last year for the same time.


General Services:

  1. We’ve received about 100 requests from people registering to vote. Owner Members in good standing can send an email with their name, rec. card no. and email address to .  Please remember that you must include your rec. card number and each owner member must have their OWN email address.


  1. Gregg has completed the first phase of the phone system transition. We are now testing voice mail to email messaging and we will implement that for all email users once testing is complete.  This will enable us to receive phone messages on our email system.


  1. Gregg will begin working on the club’s network in December now that the other major projects that took precedence are almost complete.


  1. The new Golf Tee Time Lottery System went live today, Dec. 3. An instructional video was sent out in last week’s enews mailing and is available to view on our website,


  1. The Fall TORCH Session graduation was on Nov. 15. Congratulations to our 45 new graduates!  Registration is now underway for the Spring 2019 Session.  Anyone interested should call Karen Roepken at 623-544-6115 or visit to sign up.


  1. The deadline for the January 2019 issue of the Rec. Center News is Friday, Dec. 7. Please be sure to have all submittals turned in by then.


  1. At November’s monthly meeting, the Governing Board voted to forward a proposed Bylaw change to the membership for a vote in the March 2019 election. The Bylaw change will be added to the ballot along with the election of Directors.  The proposal pertains to how members are notified of Bylaw changes.  Information explaining the change will be in the January 2019 issue of the Rec. Center News.


Events Planning:

  1. Our March 2019 Spring Fest Events tickets are completely sold out!.


  1. Tickets are now available for the Everly Brothers Experience (Jan. 5) and can be purchased at the SCW Box Office or on line.


  1. Tickets are available at the SCW Box Office for our December events “So This is Christmas”, 12, 3 & 7 p.m. at Palm Ridge, “Holiday in the Park” Dec. 21, 3 p.m. at Beardsley and our New Year’s Eve Dinner/Dance, Dec. 31, 7:30 p.m. at Palm Ridge (which is almost sold out) .


  1. Tickets go on sale tomorrow, Tuesday, Dec. 4 for “Illusion of Elvis”, which has a 6 ticket limit per household, scheduled for January 22, 2019 at Palm Ridge (3 pm and 7 pm shows) and our January Dance scheduled for January 25, 2019 at 7 pm which has an eight ticket limit per household.


Village Store:

  1. The Village Store did very well in sales on Black Friday and Saturday of that weekend.


  1. Join us on Saturday, December 8 for our Silver Craft Event from 8 am to 2 pm in the RH Johnson Courtyard and our Bling Fling Event from 9 am to 3 pm at Beardsley. The Village Store will also be open for your shopping pleasure during these events.


Golf Operations:

  1. Revenue is down 4% and rounds are down 3% compared to the same time for prior year. This is mainly due to courses being closed a total of 38 days in 2018 as opposed to 21 days of closure in 2017 collectively.


  1. On Saturday and Sunday 105 junior golfers participated in the Junior Golfers Association of Arizona Event. They were very happy with the course and the event and plan to be back next year.  The 16-year-old grand-daughter of one of our residents won this event 71/72.


  1. 88 golfers signed up and will participate in our Night Golf Event on Saturday, Dec. 8 at Stardust Golf Course. This event is sold out.


  1. The Coors Light Classic II takes place on Saturday and Sunday, December 15 & 16 at Trail Ridge Golf Course. This event is sold out with 96 golfers having signed up to participate.


  1. Golf Operations is planning to show National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation at Grandview on the Driving Range Tee 1. Join us on Sunday, Dec. 9 at 6:00 p.m.  Admission is free and you are encouraged to bring your favorite blanket or lawn chair to enjoy the movie.  The Crooked Putter will be available for food and beverage requests.  Popcorn will be available for $1 a bag.


  1. The new Tee Time Lottery System was rolled out and ready to go today. The new Lottery Module will have additional options and is more user friendly. We will learn more about how the new system performs after today.


Environmental Services:

Golf Maintenance

  1. We had a 30-minute frost delay this morning and expect possible frost the next few days and rain on Thursday into the morning of Friday upwards of one inch.


Landscape Maintenance:

  1. Beardsley Park is scheduled to reopen on Monday Dec. 10. The Ryegrass is slow to come in this year due to the cold weather and the late start of overseeding.



  1. We are spraying for weeds along R. H. Johnson and will be putting pre-emergent down this month to slow new weeds down



Human Resources:

  1. We are working with PayCom on Open Enrollment using the new payroll system. There will be Open Enrollment Meetings for employees on Dec. 4 & 5 in the Social Hall.  Employees have until Dec. 10 to enroll via PayCom.



Upcoming Events December


Event Event Date Location Time Ticket Sales
So This is Christmas December 12th Palm Ridge 3pm &7pm NOW AVAILABLE
Holiday in the Park December 21st Beardsley 3pm NOW AVAILABLE
New Year’s Eve December 31st Palm Ridge 7:30pm NOW AVAILABLE


December/January Current and Upcoming Ticket Sales

Event Event Date Location Time Ticket Sales
Spring Fest March 9 – 11th Beardsley 7pm NOW AVAILABLE
Everly Brothers Experience January 5th Palm Ridge 3pm &7pm NOW AVAILABLE
Holiday in the Park December 21st Beardsley 3pm NOW AVAILABLE
Illusion of Elvis 6 tix max/person January 22nd Palm Ridge 3pm & 7pm December 4
January Dance 6 tix max/person January 25th Palm Ridge 7pm December 4
“Oh What a Night” February 18th Palm Ridge 3pm & 7pm December 11