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<strong>February</strong> <strong>2012</strong> from <strong>Sun</strong> <strong>City</strong> <strong>Shadow</strong> <strong>Hills</strong><br />

Terry Tang, member of the Lady Putters Club.<br />

Photo by Sid Weiss. Photojournal on page 14.


Important Contact Numbers<br />

<strong>Sun</strong> <strong>City</strong> <strong>Shadow</strong> <strong>Hills</strong> Community Association<br />

80-814 <strong>Sun</strong> <strong>City</strong> Boulevard, Indio, CA 92203<br />

760-345-4349<br />

Montecito Clubhouse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 760-772-9617<br />

Montecito Fitness Center . . . . . . . . . . . 760-772-0430<br />

Santa Rosa Clubhouse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 760-342-2850<br />

Lynn Gilliam, General Manager<br />

lgilliam@pcminternet.com . . . . . . 760-345-4349 Ext. 225<br />

Jim Morgan, Assistant General Manager<br />

jmorgan@pcminternet.com . . . . . 760-345-4349 Ext. 223<br />

Ozzie Lopez, Facility Maintenance Director<br />

olopez@pcminternet.com. . . . . . . 760-345-4349 Ext. 224<br />

Evangeline Gomez, Fitness Director<br />

egomez@pcminternet.com . . . . . . 760-772-0430 Ext. 231<br />

Jason Ewals, Fitness Coordinator<br />

jewals@pcminternet.com . . . . . . . 760-772-0430 Ext. 230<br />

Eric Angle, Lifestyle Director<br />

eangle@pcminternet.com . . . . . . . 760-772-9617 Ext. 249<br />

Brenda Avina, Lifestyle Coordinator<br />

bavina@pcminternet.com . . . . . . . 760-772-9617 Ext. 241<br />

Gus Ramirez, Communications Coordinator<br />

gramirez@pcminternet.com . . . . . 760-342-2850 Ext. 204<br />

Ryan Stemsrud, General Manager, Golf Club<br />

rstemsrud@shadowhillsgolfclub.com . . 760-200-3375 Ext. 221<br />

Dar Gibbons, Food & Beverage Director<br />

dgibbons@pcminternet.com . . . . . . . . . . . . 760-772-7992<br />

Main Gate House . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 760-345-4458<br />

Phase III Gate House . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 760-342-4725<br />

Sales Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 760-772-5400<br />

<strong>Shadow</strong> <strong>Hills</strong> Golf Club. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 760-200-3375<br />

<strong>Shadow</strong>s Restaurant. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 760-772-4342<br />

<strong>Sun</strong> <strong>City</strong> <strong>Shadow</strong> <strong>Hills</strong> Community Association<br />

Board of Directors<br />

Roland “Dil” Dilda, President<br />

rpdilda@aol.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 760-972-4113<br />

Tom Hutson, Vice President<br />

tomhutson@dc.rr.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 760-347-6317<br />

Robert “Bob” Jenkins, Treasurer<br />

jenkinsr@ix.netcom.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 760-345-9468<br />

Judy Arnold, Secretary<br />

jgarnold3@aol.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 760-200-3500<br />

Bruce Bonafede, Member at Large<br />

bruce@bonafedecommunications.com . . . . 760-314-0025<br />

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For warranty or customer service needs concerning<br />

your home, please e-mail: socalservice@delwebb.com<br />

All warranty issues and questions must go through this email.<br />

You will receive an auto-reply stating your email has been received.<br />

Mailbox Repair . . . Ozzie Lopez, 760-345-4349 Ext. 224<br />

<strong>Sun</strong> <strong>City</strong> <strong>Shadow</strong> <strong>Hills</strong><br />

Community Association<br />

Hours of Operation<br />

Association Office<br />

Monday – Friday · 9 am – noon, 1 pm – 4 pm<br />

1st Saturday of the Month · 8 am – noon<br />

Montecito Fitness Center<br />

7 days a week · 5 am – 8 pm<br />

Montecito Clubhouse<br />

7 days a week · 6 am – 10 pm<br />

Santa Rosa Clubhouse<br />

7 days a week · 5 am – 10 pm<br />

Lifestyle Desk<br />

7 days a week · 8 am – 5 pm<br />

Montecito Café (Kiosk)<br />

7 days a week · 8 am – 4 pm<br />

<strong>Shadow</strong>s Restaurant · Fall/Winter/Spring<br />

Monday – Thursday · 10:30 am – 8 pm<br />

Friday – <strong>Sun</strong>day · 8 am – 8 pm<br />

Rodeo Drive · Tuesday Night · 5 – 7 pm<br />

$10 Cover · Doors open at 4 pm<br />

Happy Hour · 7 days a week · 2:30 pm – 6 pm<br />

<strong>Shadow</strong> <strong>Hills</strong> Golf Club Snack Bar<br />

7 days a week · 7 am – 3 pm<br />

Hours are subject to change.<br />

View<br />

The View is published monthly by the<br />

<strong>Sun</strong> <strong>City</strong> <strong>Shadow</strong> <strong>Hills</strong> Community Association.<br />

This publication is copyrighted and may not be<br />

reproduced or reprinted without the written<br />

permission of SCSHCA. For advertising inquiries,<br />

contact the Lifestyle Department, 760-772-9617,<br />

or email scshlifestyles@pcminternet.com.<br />

Staff<br />

Editor: Eric Angle, Lifestyle Director<br />

Production: Gus Ramirez, Communications Coordinator<br />

Residents<br />

SCSHCA Communications Committee:<br />

Shaun Casey, Chair; Sue Haffley; Aggie Jordan;<br />

Al Miller; Lee Powell; Sid Weiss<br />

Design<br />

Cynthia Gunn, Creative Services, La Quinta, CA<br />

<strong>February</strong> <strong>2012</strong> Tune in to Channel 98 · Log on to www.scshca.com<br />

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As we begin the second month of <strong>2012</strong>, I<br />

would like to take some time to introduce you<br />

to a couple of our newest staff members. On<br />

January 1, the PCM management staff took over<br />

the operation of the <strong>Shadow</strong>s Restaurant and all<br />

other food and beverage venues at <strong>Sun</strong> <strong>City</strong><br />

<strong>Shadow</strong> <strong>Hills</strong>. We are all excited about this new<br />

adventure but probably none are as excited as our<br />

new Food and Beverage Director, Dar Gibbons<br />

and our new Chef, Jose Rocha. Both of them<br />

have excellent experience at other Associations<br />

and Clubs and bring a wealth of knowledge to<br />

our operation.<br />

Dar, short for Darwill, comes to us via The<br />

Lakes Country Club where he worked for<br />

eighteen years. He started his career in the “other<br />

desert” — Las Vegas — where he grew up and<br />

worked in various hotel positions before moving<br />

to the Coachella Valley in 1988. Dar is excited to<br />

bring his vast experience to <strong>Sun</strong> <strong>City</strong> <strong>Shadow</strong><br />

<strong>Hills</strong>.<br />

Chef Jose has been a valley resident for about<br />

forty years and also came to us via the Lakes<br />

Country Club. His other desert venues include<br />

Indian Wells, Palm Desert Resort and the<br />

original Erawan Gardens Hotel (now the<br />

MiraMonte Hotel). He tells me that <strong>Shadow</strong>s is<br />

an exciting new beginning for him and he is<br />

looking forward to creating new restaurant and<br />

catering menus that will delight us all.<br />

If you have been over to <strong>Shadow</strong>s in the past<br />

few weeks you have probably met Dar and Chef<br />

Jose and seen their enthusiasm first hand. If you<br />

have not been over to <strong>Shadow</strong>s lately, stop by to<br />

try it out or if you would prefer give them a call<br />

for lunch or dinner “to go.” The <strong>Shadow</strong>s<br />

Restaurant has a new number and you may reach<br />

them at 760-772-4342.<br />

Fireside Chats with the General Manager<br />

It has been a while since I have had any fireside<br />

chats so during <strong>February</strong>, I will be holding four<br />

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From the<br />

General<br />

Manager<br />

BY LYNN P. GILLIAM<br />

GENERAL MANAGER<br />

chats. Please stop by for a chat on:<br />

• Thursday, <strong>February</strong> 2 at 3 pm<br />

at the Montecito Patio fireplace<br />

• Wednesday, <strong>February</strong> 8 at 10:30 am<br />

at the Santa Rosa Patio fireplace<br />

• Monday, <strong>February</strong> 13 at 2 pm<br />

at the Santa Rosa Patio fireplace<br />

• Tuesday, <strong>February</strong> 21 at 9 am<br />

at the Montecito Patio fireplace<br />

In case of bad weather we will move inside so<br />

check at the Montecito or Santa Rosa Lifestyle<br />

desk to verify the location.<br />

Annual Meeting<br />

You should have received or be receiving<br />

shortly your Annual Meeting notice and ballot<br />

for the upcoming election. There will be a Meet<br />

the Candidates Forum on Monday <strong>February</strong> 6 at<br />

6 pm in the Montecito Ballroom. Please join us<br />

to hear from the candidates running for positions<br />

on the board. They will provide important<br />

information that will assist you in determining for<br />

whom you would like to vote in the upcoming<br />

election.<br />

The Annual Meeting will be held on March 5,<br />

<strong>2012</strong> in the Montecito Ballroom. In order to<br />

provide ample time for the Inspectors of Election<br />

to count the vote and not delay the meeting, we<br />

will convene the meeting at 10 am for the<br />

purpose of determining quorum and the closing<br />

of the polls. At that point the meeting will be<br />

recessed to allow the Inspectors of Election to<br />

count the ballots and the meeting will reconvene<br />

at 2 pm for the remaining business of the<br />

meeting.<br />

If you have any questions please feel free to<br />

contact the Association staff. We will be glad to<br />

help you or direct your questions to the proper<br />

staff member so that your questions are answered<br />

in a timely manner. The Association office staff<br />

is looking forward to assisting you.<br />

In this issue:<br />

Association News. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3<br />

Feature Stories. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6<br />

Sports & Fitness. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16<br />

Lifestyle Update . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22<br />

Club News . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28<br />

From Del Webb . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42<br />

from <strong>Sun</strong> <strong>City</strong> <strong>Shadow</strong> <strong>Hills</strong> <strong>February</strong> <strong>2012</strong><br />

Association News<br />

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Employee of the Month · January <strong>2012</strong><br />

Claire Jacobs<br />

I am pleased to recognize and honor Claire Jacobs,<br />

Executive Assistant, as our You Matter Employee<br />

of the Month. While many of our residents do not<br />

work closely with Claire she provides an essential<br />

service to our community. Claire keeps the board<br />

and management staff moving and in line. She is<br />

committed and dedicated to her job and we find her<br />

helping out in all areas of the <strong>Sun</strong> <strong>City</strong> operation.<br />

Claire manages the monthly board process and makes<br />

sure that the managers and committees have all of the<br />

information for the Board put together and included<br />

for the meetings in a timely manner. Claire is the<br />

taker of minutes for all board meetings and makes<br />

sure that all correspondence from the board gets out<br />

in a timely manner. These are just some of the duties<br />

that you might see Claire doing. In addition, she<br />

works with the PCM corporate office to make sure<br />

that any new employees are welcomed to our team<br />

and shown the ropes. Recently she has gone above<br />

and beyond in helping all of our new restaurant<br />

employees through the new hire process. If you see<br />

her out on property please stop and say “thank you”<br />

to one of our behind the scenes employees that<br />

exemplifies commitment and dedication to the<br />

residents and <strong>Sun</strong> <strong>City</strong> <strong>Shadow</strong> <strong>Hills</strong> and PCM<br />

“You Matter” qualities.<br />

Congratulations and thanks to Claire for all her<br />

hard work.<br />

Committee Reports<br />

Design Review<br />

BY JIM WIEBORG<br />

Tree Trimming Time<br />

If you haven’t trimmed your tree(s) in a while, it is<br />

probably time to do so. Removal of crossing and<br />

parallel branches plus branches that pose hazards to<br />

foot traffic should be done first. You may also need<br />

to thin (lace) the tree(s). A thick, full tree acts like a<br />

sail in the wind and will lose branches or be blown<br />

over in a wind storm. Thinning removes excess<br />

branches in the interior of the tree, allowing the wind<br />

to pass through without causing damage. Removal<br />

of large portions of the tree canopy (more than 30%)<br />

during any one pruning session can lead to aggressive,<br />

unwanted re-growth, limited root development, and<br />

increased vulnerability to sunburn injuries that can<br />

be colonized by wood-boring insects. No more than<br />

20% of the tree foliage should be removed at any one<br />

time with 80% of this pruning concentrated on the<br />

new growth on the outer third of the canopy. Before<br />

cutting a limb, shake it to see how much of the tree<br />

you will be removing.<br />

Periodically stop and step back to take in an overall<br />

view of the tree from ALL sides. Repeat this process<br />

several times while pruning. Remember that excessive<br />

branch removal and improper or inappropriate<br />

pruning can act to stimulate unwanted growth. Sharp<br />

tools that make clean, smooth cuts will heal the<br />

quickest. Use pruning tools that are appropriate to<br />

the size of branches being cut. Do not leave a stub<br />

when removing a branch.<br />

<strong>February</strong> <strong>2012</strong> Tune in to Channel 98 · Log on to www.scshca.com


From the Library<br />

BY SANDY KANELIS<br />

Welcome, one and all, to your honor<br />

system library and a special welcome to<br />

new residents. Our library allows our<br />

residents to borrow books without<br />

checking them out. We only ask that<br />

you return them in a timely manner.<br />

Our wonderful volunteers shelve<br />

approximately 1,400 books monthly.<br />

Without their generous help, we would<br />

not have a library. A big thank you to<br />

our volunteers!<br />

We are accepting donations but,<br />

please, no more than 10 books per<br />

month per family. We accept fiction<br />

paperback and hard back books,<br />

biographies, history and political books,<br />

CDs and DVDs, magazines (not more<br />

than two months old), and puzzles and<br />

games, all in excellent condition. We<br />

DO NOT ACCEPT how-to books,<br />

cookbooks, diet books, game books,<br />

sport books, etc., because we do not<br />

have the shelf room to accommodate<br />

them. Any book that does not meet our<br />

requirements will be discarded. We only<br />

wish we had room for all the good books<br />

you donate, but we must keep our<br />

limited shelf room for the books that are<br />

most widely read. Thank you for your<br />

cooperation. Donations are to be put on<br />

the cart marked “donations” and<br />

returned books put on the cart marked<br />

“returned books.”<br />

We have moved the books on tapes to<br />

the shelf below the “W” paperback shelf,<br />

that is the lower shelf by the carts.<br />

The history and political books have<br />

been moved to the shelves previously<br />

occupied by the old mail boxes.<br />

We have a donation mailbox along<br />

with the other new club mailboxes. We<br />

would appreciate monetary donations<br />

to help with the purchasing of library<br />

supplies.<br />

We encourage you to use our wonderful<br />

library. Read and enjoy.<br />

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Notice<br />

Board<br />

Board Meeting<br />

Date: Monday, Feb. 27<br />

Time: 2:00 pm<br />

Location: Ballroom<br />

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Association News<br />

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Getting to Know Your HOA Board Candidates<br />

6<br />

BY THE CANDIDATES THEMSELVES<br />

PHOTOS BY ROBERT DELAURENTI<br />

Once again it’s time to elect two<br />

members to our Association Board<br />

of Directors — each will serve a twoyear<br />

term — at the Annual Meeting<br />

on March 5, <strong>2012</strong>. To supplement<br />

all the “official” materials and<br />

candidate statements you’ve already<br />

received, we asked each nominee (in<br />

250 words or less) to answer a few<br />

questions that will help you get to<br />

know them on a more individual<br />

basis:<br />

• “What is your most significant<br />

personal strength?”<br />

• “How would you apply that as a<br />

member of our HOA Board?”<br />

Below are each nominee’s<br />

unedited responses.<br />

Judy Arnold<br />

What is your most significant<br />

personal strength?<br />

My most significant personal<br />

strength isn’t limited to just one but<br />

is a combination of three criteria:<br />

experience, ability to listen, and<br />

dependability.<br />

How would you apply that as a<br />

member of our HOA Board?<br />

• Experience<br />

As a resident for almost 7 years and<br />

a Board Member for the past 9<br />

months I have gained invaluable<br />

experience about our community<br />

needs and how to translate those<br />

needs into board action. That<br />

experience helps me make good<br />

decisions that are beneficial in all<br />

areas: finance, lifestyle, physical<br />

plant improvements, etc.<br />

• Ability to Listen and Understand<br />

I originally ran on my strength of<br />

understanding our community’s<br />

needs and bringing a woman’s<br />

perspective to our board. I would<br />

continue applying my listening<br />

skills, including being sensitive to<br />

the needs of our community and<br />

understanding issues from the<br />

resident’s perspective. With this<br />

strength I can help preserve the<br />

best possible lifestyle for all<br />

residents.<br />

• Dependability<br />

Whether it has been in my family<br />

life or in my career as a teacher or<br />

as a community volunteer, I have<br />

built a reputation of dependability,<br />

honesty, and hard work.<br />

I will continue to use all my<br />

strengths to serve this community as<br />

I remain committed to three main<br />

principals if I am re-elected:<br />

• I will work hard to ensure we<br />

enjoy the best possible lifestyle and<br />

the Del Webb “promise”.<br />

• I will be fiscally responsible and<br />

make sure our Association finances<br />

are well managed.<br />

• I will continue to be an independent<br />

thinker and to look at every issue<br />

from the eyes of our residents and<br />

no one else.<br />

Tom Hutson<br />

What is your most significant<br />

personal strength?<br />

I would have to use the word<br />

“integrity” to define my most<br />

significant personal strength. This<br />

was taught to me by my father at a<br />

very young age. He was a cotton<br />

broker in the old South and bought<br />

cotton from farmers and sold it to<br />

the mills. Sales ranged over a million<br />

dollars and were secured by just a<br />

“hand shake”. That hand shake<br />

(your word) was stronger than any<br />

written contract today because if you<br />

failed to perform, the cotton<br />

community would never do another<br />

ounce of business with you. This<br />

trait was reinforced and served me<br />

well during my 22 years in the Army<br />

where I was entrusted to represent<br />

the Army with members of Congress<br />

and the Press.<br />

How would you apply that as a<br />

member of our HOA Board?<br />

As a member of the <strong>Sun</strong> <strong>City</strong><br />

<strong>Shadow</strong> <strong>Hills</strong> Board of Directors,<br />

I have the responsibility to the<br />

Community to ensure that their<br />

facilities are well maintained, new<br />

amenities presented by the developer<br />

for Association ownership and<br />

control are complete and according<br />

to plan, Community reserve funds<br />

are properly funded, and a balanced<br />

budget is approved. In all actions by<br />

the Board I have taken the time to<br />

dig deep into the issues to ensure my<br />

vote ( hand shake ) was in the best<br />

interest of the entire community. For<br />

<strong>2012</strong> we have a balanced Association<br />

budget, fully funded reserves, and<br />

no increase in HOA assessments. I<br />

would like to continue this service<br />

for the next two years.<br />

Elaine Lakin<br />

Dear fellow homeowners:<br />

I have been asked, “What is my<br />

most significant personal strength?”<br />

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I would say I am a strong social<br />

organizer and communicator.<br />

Most of my life I have worked<br />

in the hospitality industry for<br />

Disneyland Hotel, holding<br />

positions in entertainment,<br />

management and executed<br />

many fundraising events for<br />

Ark, Leukemia Foundation and<br />

Make a Wish as well as being an<br />

ambassador for the Disneyland<br />

Hotel serving many heads of<br />

state, celebrities and many<br />

thousands of hotel guests.<br />

After twelve years with the<br />

hotel, I worked as the Director<br />

of Banquets and Catering for<br />

Real Mex Restaurants Inc. [over<br />

200 restaurants] I had the<br />

opportunity to cater as intimate<br />

parties of ten to catering nine<br />

thousand at Pow Wow, [tour<br />

operators of the world] hosted<br />

by the city of L.A. and Mayor<br />

Reardon.<br />

In the hospitality industry it<br />

is very important to listen to<br />

the guests wishes and needs<br />

and meet and hopefully surpass<br />

their expectations. This trait [or<br />

skill if you will] would I hope<br />

will benefit and be an asset to<br />

you the residents of <strong>Shadow</strong><br />

<strong>Hills</strong>. I love organizing events<br />

of all types, I hope to use<br />

my skills to help continue to<br />

make <strong>Shadow</strong> <strong>Hills</strong> the best<br />

Community in the Valley.<br />

A personal footnote, my<br />

husband Mike and I retired and<br />

have lived here for over two<br />

years, we love everything about<br />

it, especially our neighbors, we<br />

enjoy entertaining and belong<br />

to the Veterans Club, Mike is a<br />

Marine. We have been married<br />

for four years this April and<br />

together have three daughters,<br />

four granddaughters and one<br />

grandson. Recently just added<br />

the newest member, a six month<br />

old puppy named “Buddy”.<br />

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Sharon Macklin<br />

My name is Sharon Macklin<br />

and I have been living in<br />

<strong>Shadow</strong> <strong>Hills</strong> for approximately<br />

one year. My primary reason for<br />

seeking a position on the Board<br />

is to offer the homeowners, in<br />

Phase 3, representation. I<br />

understand and have the read<br />

CC&Rs and would like to<br />

participate in working through<br />

issues which will affect all<br />

phases as we grow into a more<br />

dynamic community.<br />

As a successful business<br />

owner one of my primary skills<br />

was in negotiating with both<br />

customers/homeowners and<br />

vendors. This was accomplished<br />

by listening and comprehending<br />

the issues at hand while<br />

maintaining a calm and positive<br />

attitude towards everyone.<br />

Because of this I successfully<br />

served on other HOA Boards<br />

and worked with non-profit<br />

organizations. The positions I<br />

held in the HOAs included<br />

Presidency and Treasurer. And<br />

as a special events coordinator,<br />

for one non-profit group, I was<br />

able to increase revenues at a<br />

fund raiser by three hundred<br />

percent over a three year period.<br />

Thus balancing their budget.<br />

I look forward to working<br />

with the Board and offering my<br />

diverse skills and business<br />

experience while becoming<br />

more involved in our beautiful<br />

community.<br />

So when it comes time to<br />

vote remember me, Sharon<br />

Macklin. You won’t be sorry.<br />

Key Dates<br />

to Remember<br />

• Monday, <strong>February</strong> 6,<br />

<strong>2012</strong>:<br />

Candidates Forum,<br />

Montecito Clubhouse<br />

ballroom, 6 PM.<br />

• Friday, March 2,<br />

<strong>2012</strong>, 4 PM:<br />

Last day for receipt<br />

of mailed ballots.<br />

(There will also be a<br />

secure ballot drop box<br />

inside the HOA Office<br />

if you prefer not to<br />

mail in your ballot.)<br />

• Monday, March 5,<br />

<strong>2012</strong>:<br />

HOA Annual Meeting,<br />

10 AM, Montecito<br />

Clubhouse ballroom –<br />

attend, vote, and turn<br />

in your ballot if you<br />

did not already do so.<br />

Please be sure to<br />

participate in this<br />

important election –<br />

make your voice heard!<br />

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Feature Stories<br />

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A Designing<br />

Woman<br />

BY DIANNE TUTTLE<br />

PHOTOS PROVIDED BY OLYMPIA PILAFIDIS.<br />

Many of you may know Olympia<br />

Pilafidis as a beautiful dancer or a<br />

fierce opponent on the tennis court.<br />

However, there is more to this<br />

talented woman than you may<br />

realize. I would like you to really<br />

know my friend and your neighbor.<br />

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While living in Bahrain,<br />

Olympia managed the historic<br />

renovation and expansion of one<br />

of the Emir’s abandoned palaces.<br />

Olympia was born in Athens,<br />

Greece, where she went to Greek-<br />

French schools, and came to the<br />

United States as a freshman in<br />

college in 1965. Although she<br />

attended Miami University in Ohio,<br />

she had originally planned to attend<br />

college in Geneva. However, when<br />

she applied, there was a waiting list;<br />

and her dad did not want her to wait<br />

for admittance for fear she would<br />

not use her time wisely.<br />

After Olympia applied and was<br />

accepted to school in the States, she<br />

began intensive English language<br />

study at a school in Athens, where<br />

she was fully immersed in the<br />

English language for eight months.<br />

Until that point she did not speak<br />

any English. An interesting side note<br />

here is that the poem Olympia<br />

entered in The View’s poetry contest,<br />

which garnered her an Honorable<br />

Mention, was written the first year<br />

she was in the U.S.<br />

Olympia studied architecture at<br />

Miami U and, after graduating,<br />

went to Washington University in<br />

St. Louis to earn a Masters in<br />

Architecture – the subject: Origins<br />

and Development of the Traditional<br />

House in the Aegean Settlements.<br />

(Did you get that?) Olympia knew as<br />

a junior in high school that she<br />

wanted to be an architect because<br />

she was very accomplished in both<br />

art and science. It seemed like a<br />

good marriage of the two subjects.<br />

The architecture studies department<br />

was a very tightly knit community<br />

with little opportunity to meet other<br />

students. Consequently, Olympia<br />

married another architect. Soon after<br />

she married, her life took many<br />

interesting twists and turns taking her<br />

all over the world. She worked on a<br />

variety of commercial, institutional,<br />

and transportation projects across<br />

the country and overseas working<br />

for various firms. She stayed in the<br />

States until 1980, when she left to<br />

join a Greek-Dutch team in Greece<br />

to design the new Athens airport.<br />

She was in charge of the aircraft<br />

maintenance complex and the main<br />

hangar. Following this she joined an<br />

American firm in Athens and worked<br />

on the Town Center in the new<br />

town of Bega off the coast of Libya.<br />

Her client was Kadafi!<br />

Olympia was not able to stay away<br />

from the world of academia and so<br />

took a position at Athens Polytechnic<br />

University teaching architectural<br />

design – in Greek. She continued to<br />

work in the private sector while<br />

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teaching. Then in 1983 she moved to Bahrain<br />

where her husband was to oversee the<br />

construction of a new town and, while there, she<br />

was offered the opportunity to manage a project<br />

involving the historic renovation and expansion<br />

of one of the Emir’s abandoned palaces. This was<br />

a project of particular significance to OPEC as<br />

this would not only be their meeting place, but<br />

also the housing for dignitaries in the posh suites<br />

that were part of the design.<br />

Olympia told me that this was an exciting time<br />

to be in what then was a very progressive Middle<br />

East. In addition, she was privileged to be able to<br />

look through archives in a museum where she<br />

found many pictures of the original palace, that<br />

were indispensable during the redesign phase of<br />

the project. Also, the fact that she was a woman<br />

was surprisingly not a problem. This, I am sure,<br />

is a testament to her talent.<br />

It just gets more interesting. When Olympia<br />

was in Bahrain, the U.S. Embassy hired her to<br />

provide the diagrams for the official appearances<br />

of then Vice President Bush during his official<br />

visit with the Emir of Bahrain. The Secret Service<br />

took her to the palace where all the state<br />

functions were going to occur: speeches,<br />

banquets, etc. and she did small measured<br />

drawings showing the locations where the<br />

President was going to stand and sit. It was all<br />

choreographed in detail and became part of a<br />

booklet that all his staff and Secret Service carried<br />

with them during his visit. (See what I mean?)<br />

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During this time Olympia and her husband<br />

traveled extensively throughout the world<br />

including trips back and forth from Greece to<br />

the United States. Then in 1986 circumstances<br />

brought her family back to the States, and soon<br />

after that her son Alexander Pilafidis Greer was<br />

born, and he became her number one project.<br />

But of course you can’t keep a designing<br />

woman down, so she started her own<br />

architectural firm in Palos Verdes, CA. Olympia<br />

designed primarily high-end residential projects<br />

starting with small additions and ending her<br />

career with several large luxurious villas. During<br />

this time the LA Unified School District<br />

commissioned her firm for major projects. Also,<br />

the MTA hired her firm to design three metro<br />

rail stations. In addition, she was hired to design<br />

various low-income projects in the city of LA<br />

with funding through the LA Redevelopment<br />

Authority.<br />

After 37 years of architecture, Olympia is now<br />

a member Emeritus of the American Institute of<br />

Architects. This is a great honor, but I am simply<br />

grateful that she chose SCSH to live and play.<br />

Dianne Tuttle can be reached at<br />

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BY LARRY GOODMAN<br />

Stories<br />

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Fox six years, Rocky and I went to<br />

school. We were part of Sit Stay<br />

Read, a literacy program that brings<br />

the joy of reading to hundreds of atrisk<br />

children from Chicago’s poorest<br />

inner-city schools. The dogs were<br />

“the hook.”<br />

Every Tuesday and Thursday, we<br />

entered a grade school in under-served<br />

communities on the west and south<br />

sides. The 28 children sat quietly,<br />

hands folded on the desk, anxious for<br />

the session to begin. The excitement<br />

was palpable as the kids tried not to<br />

shout out, “Hi, Rocky! Hi, Lulu!<br />

Hi, Petey!”<br />

Our team of seven volunteers<br />

consisted of three “dog teams,” a<br />

dog and its handler; three “book<br />

buddies,” each of whom sat with<br />

one of the three groups of children<br />

for reading and writing exercises;<br />

and one volunteer program leader,<br />

who introduced the dog-themed<br />

book and writing topic. One week,<br />

we read Pizza for Sam and wrote a<br />

story about meal time for a SSR dog.<br />

Rocky’s life story started much<br />

differently. He was a Shih Tzu<br />

champion at six months and learned<br />

very early that he liked being the<br />

center of attention. His career took<br />

a different path, however, when his<br />

sister was chosen to continue on to<br />

adult dog show fame.<br />

And so he came to us, on Mother’s<br />

Day in May 1999, already trained<br />

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Rocky<br />

BY BONNIE TUCKER<br />

PHOTO BY SID WEISS<br />

and well behaved, a sweet and gentle<br />

little boy. We were living in Brussels,<br />

Belgium, because of my husband’s<br />

work. I was the director of the<br />

humanitarian outreach programs of<br />

the American Women’s Club. As part<br />

of that responsibility, I organized<br />

volunteers to visit Home Leopold, a<br />

state-run facility for aging homeless<br />

people.<br />

Rocky was “volunteer ready” and<br />

immediately joined the program. He<br />

was familiar with a lot of stimulation<br />

and loved the sights and smells of his<br />

first volunteer job. In fact, his tail<br />

started wagging as we pulled into<br />

the parking lot. Once inside, he went<br />

from one resident to the next,<br />

sniffing fingers, licking a cheek, lying<br />

supine for their light caresses. Rocky<br />

was a great conversation starter in<br />

any language.<br />

We returned to the States, and to<br />

Chicago, in late 2001. Rocky<br />

continued his volunteer career with<br />

temporary jobs visiting nursing<br />

homes occasionally when other<br />

friends were going. We both searched<br />

for something more challenging,<br />

and were rewarded when we found<br />

the non-profit literacy organization<br />

Sit Stay Read. It met my requirements<br />

of giving my help to those less<br />

fortunate than I, and it suited Rocky<br />

perfectly: kids, treats and kisses.<br />

Rocky and I were certified in<br />

2004. For six years, we worked with<br />

hundreds of second- and thirdgraders<br />

in the Chicago Public<br />

Schools to instill a life-long love for<br />

reading.<br />

Then, as today, the volunteers are<br />

people passionate about literacy and<br />

education. SSR knows that most<br />

“Dog Team”, Rocky and Bonnie, at school<br />

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learning after third grade takes place by reading<br />

and if you can’t read by the time you leave third<br />

grade, you are already at a disadvantage: you<br />

can’t fill out a job application; you can’t vote.<br />

And studies show that it is much less threatening<br />

to read out loud to a non-judgmental dog<br />

when you can’t read than it is to read to your<br />

peers.<br />

When we visited a school, I’d put Rocky’s red<br />

fleece blanket, with his name embroidered in<br />

one corner, on the floor. The children visited<br />

him one at a time to read a book out loud.<br />

When a child read to him, Rocky intently gazed<br />

at him, all his attention focused on the student.<br />

The kids held the book so that Rocky could see<br />

the pictures. After each reading session, the<br />

child related to Rocky as a dog: brushed him,<br />

gave him a treat, and cuddled him. Some<br />

rubbed noses with him; all were subjected to<br />

his gentle little licks. He made them giggle. His<br />

mere presence was encouraging.<br />

In the program, the students’ progress was<br />

closely tracked. The curriculum and testing<br />

program was designed by the University of Illinois<br />

at Chicago Center for Fluency. It was welldocumented<br />

that the children who participated<br />

in the program had better scores and more<br />

improvement than control groups. Also, SSR<br />

classes usually had perfect attendance. The<br />

teachers reported that the kids were calmer and<br />

more respectful on SSR days. And Rocky, I<br />

believe, was a critical part of these outcomes.<br />

His greatest achievement was that he was the<br />

Sit Stay Read 2009 Dog of the Year. To see<br />

Rocky, go to www.sitstayread.org and click on<br />

“Our Dogs.” There you can read more about<br />

him and also send him an email.<br />

Rocky retired once we moved to the desert<br />

in southern California. He is now 13 years old.<br />

and 18 lbs. of unconditional love. He makes<br />

everyone smile. I’m sure at night, when he<br />

drifts off, he is dreaming of all the lives he<br />

touched and all the kids he helped. And we<br />

both sleep well because of it.<br />

Bonnie and her husband moved here to <strong>Sun</strong> <strong>City</strong><br />

<strong>Shadow</strong> <strong>Hills</strong> in late 2010, where she continues<br />

to volunteer. She still loves to read and is now<br />

writing about her life experiences. Rocky and his<br />

11-year-old sister, Margie, love their new home.<br />

Bonnie can be reached at bonnie52@yahoo.com.<br />

the iew<br />

Poetry Contest<br />

Third Place Winner:<br />

“Ode to a Gunslinger”<br />

BY LARRY GOODMAN<br />

Once upon a time<br />

In the old Wild West<br />

A gunslinger named Clete<br />

Thought he was the best<br />

He challenged one and all<br />

To a shootout at noon<br />

That would take place<br />

In front of McGinty’s Saloon<br />

Then appearing like a bullet<br />

Out of the heat<br />

Was a rangy, young cowboy<br />

Named “Sneaky” Pete<br />

In the glare of the sun<br />

Pete stepped into the street<br />

And accepted the challenge<br />

Made by dirty old Clete<br />

Standing back to back<br />

They stepped off to a three count beat<br />

One! Two! A pistol was fired<br />

And Clete was shot dead by Pete<br />

The moral of this story is…<br />

Don’t have gunfights at noon<br />

Especially with a guy named “Sneaky”<br />

Who fires his gun too soon!<br />

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It was another beautiful morning<br />

in Manhattan Beach, the sun was<br />

shining and a gentle breeze blew off<br />

the ocean, carrying with it the smells<br />

of life at the beach. I was anxious to<br />

get to school on this Valentine’s Day<br />

and start the day’s festivities. In<br />

heart-shaped boxes on the front seat<br />

of the car were dozens of cookies my<br />

daughter and I had baked the night<br />

before. Both of us loved these times<br />

when we could get caught up with<br />

each others’ busy lives. As always early<br />

morning traffic kept me anxiously<br />

waiting at each red light, dreading<br />

the prospect of being late.<br />

As the principal of The Foundation<br />

for the Junior Blind’s Educational<br />

School , I arrived by 6:30 am so I<br />

could monitor and supervise the<br />

morning routine of the residential<br />

students and provide support and<br />

guidance to the volunteers who<br />

came religiously every morning to<br />

feed and guide the students to their<br />

individual classes. These volunteers,<br />

both men and women, we referred to<br />

as foster grandparents. Most had been<br />

retired for several years but still felt<br />

the need to give their time and love<br />

to our blind students. They arrived<br />

very early in the morning, always so<br />

grateful for each and every day they<br />

could be of service.<br />

As I entered the cafeteria, I could see<br />

a sea of red. They had decided to dress<br />

for Valentine’s Day! After hugs and<br />

greetings, Imelda, one of my favorites,<br />

asked if she could leave early as she<br />

had an appointment. Not a problem.<br />

On this day we had lots of help, and<br />

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Valentine’s Day, 1994<br />

BY JANE MACKINNON<br />

PHOTO BY SID WEISS<br />

some of the parents were coming for<br />

the Valentine’s party.<br />

Shortly after recess, Mark, one of<br />

my teachers, asked if he could take<br />

his class for a walk around the<br />

neighborhood to do some mobility<br />

training. We had considered the<br />

community of Windsor <strong>Hills</strong> a safe<br />

environment in which to train our<br />

students. They had embraced us,<br />

stopping on the sidewalks to inquire<br />

about the progress of our students<br />

and offering encouragement. But<br />

today my world as I knew it was<br />

about to change.<br />

Mark burst into my office screaming,<br />

“There’s been a shooting; I think<br />

she’s dead!” My heart started racing,<br />

“My God, Mark, who’s dead?”<br />

“Imelda! They shot her at the bus<br />

stop!”<br />

“Where are the children?”<br />

“They’re safe, behind the gates<br />

with Ella and Earl. Phone 911!<br />

Marie’s with Imelda.”<br />

Marie was one of Mark’s teaching<br />

assistants and very fond of Imelda.<br />

My heart ached as I thought of her<br />

alone with her friend.<br />

What happened next is not clear to<br />

me even now. I heard the sirens and<br />

then the sound of a helicopter landing<br />

on the school grounds; chaos ensued<br />

with people running everywhere.<br />

Several police cars entered the<br />

grounds, and helicopters circled the<br />

area. Finally the ambulance arrived,<br />

and Imelda was transferred to the<br />

helicopter. Shortly thereafter the<br />

media arrived wanting interviews. I<br />

remember speaking to the press but<br />

don’t remember what I said. It wasn’t<br />

until late that night that I watched<br />

the news and, seeing myself, started<br />

crying.<br />

Imelda had died around two o’clock<br />

in the afternoon–shot at point blank<br />

range in her chest. The perpetrators,<br />

two 15-year-old boys, had been in a<br />

taxi on their way to do a drug deal<br />

on Slauson Avenue and had been<br />

dropped off at the wrong address.<br />

They claimed the gun went off<br />

accidentally, but Imelda was clutching<br />

her beaded bag in her hand and it<br />

appeared that she was trying to give<br />

them the money.<br />

The next week was exhausting and<br />

every morning when I pulled up to<br />

the gate to scan my ID, I was terrified<br />

that someone was going to hijack<br />

the car. The entire staff and foster<br />

grandparents were numb with grief.<br />

During the next week, I learned a lot<br />

about Imelda. She was only 67, a<br />

single woman from a wealthy family<br />

in the Philippines who chose a new<br />

life in California to practice her<br />

profession of dentistry at which she<br />

had excelled. She never passed the<br />

California Dentistry exam, however,<br />

and was destined to live a frugal<br />

existence, yet devoted to the needs<br />

of our special children. Her final<br />

resting place would be the Gardens<br />

of Gethsemane, a beautiful oasis in<br />

the heart of the “<strong>City</strong> of Angels.”<br />

Sitting solemnly at her funeral<br />

service surrounded by her family and<br />

friends, I knew that I could not<br />

continue to live and work in South<br />

Central LA. I had survived the<br />

riots, and the recent Northridge<br />

earthquake, so in April I tendered<br />

my resignation and returned to<br />

Vancouver. As hard as that decision<br />

was, it was the right one for me at<br />

the time. I moved back into my<br />

home and started rebuilding my life.<br />

Jane Mackinnon can be reached at<br />

janemax@shaw.ca<br />

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While searching our SCSH lending library, I<br />

rediscovered an author I had abandoned. The<br />

next morning, early, I turned the last page.<br />

Patterson had sent me ripping through Europe<br />

during the dark ages.<br />

Patterson begins in present day Boree, France.<br />

A shopping center construction crew uncovers an<br />

ancient lance. The Vatican makes verification<br />

instantly. But, why is this artifact so far from<br />

Galilee?<br />

No answer, which is classic Patterson leading<br />

you on. The next page yanks you back to the year<br />

1089. Here, Lord Baldwin oppresses his subjects<br />

and orders more taxes paid. Hugh, a humble<br />

innkeeper, makes a rash promise attempting to<br />

stop murder and rape in his village. He will help<br />

others pay their tax.<br />

Afterwards, Hugh must find some way to<br />

protect his wife, Sophie, from that promise. One<br />

of Baldwin’s most respected Knights is seeking<br />

volunteers for the First Crusade. In exchange for<br />

a year of service, Hugh accepts the lure of freedom<br />

from oppression.<br />

Hugh’s journey to the Holy Land quickly<br />

diverts your attention. On foot, the overland trip<br />

from France to the gateway of Turkey takes a<br />

heavy toll. Each day brings a new threat. Hugh<br />

jokes to keep up his comrades’ spirits; laughter<br />

helps relieve the agony.<br />

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Book Review<br />

REVIEW BY BY KEITH WILSON<br />

“The Jester”<br />

By James Patterson with Andrew Gross<br />

In their first attack, defeat comes at the hands<br />

of superior force. Hugh consigns himself to death<br />

yet escapes. There is no point to this fighting, yet<br />

their leaders send them into battle after battle.<br />

Disillusioned, Hugh stumbles into a chapel only<br />

to be set upon again.<br />

Laughter intervenes and Hugh is the victor.<br />

The riches surrounding him are priceless, yet he<br />

selects only a simple staff to help him during the<br />

long walk home.<br />

He has been gone two years. His son, born the<br />

first year of his quest, is dead; and Sophie is<br />

missing. Is she dead or held captive? Again, no<br />

answers as he rushes off to find his wife.<br />

Across the land, dishonored Knights of the<br />

Black Cross are raiding the homes of merchants<br />

and nobles alike. They search for any treasure<br />

looted during the Crusades, specifically a lance<br />

said to have pierced the side of Jesus.<br />

Unaware, Hugh accepts the help of a noble<br />

woman with curious ties to the King of France.<br />

Posing as a Jester, he continues his search for<br />

Sophie in Baldwin’s court.<br />

Sophie is not in the castle dungeons: lies have<br />

led him here. Hugh returns to his village in time<br />

to mount a defense against a Black Cross raid.<br />

Try this fast-paced adventure stroked with<br />

impeccable research. Be prepared for smoldering<br />

revenge fueled by lost love.<br />

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14<br />

Lady Putters Having Fun<br />

PHOTOS BY SID WEISS AND DIANE ANDERSON<br />

The club having the most fun in our community has<br />

to be the Lady Putters. On November 21, the Lady<br />

Putters entertained and competed against the ladies<br />

from Woodhaven Country Club.<br />

This was an individual and not a team competition.<br />

Terry Tang<br />

Ellen Owens,<br />

Tournament Chair,<br />

at the luncheon.<br />

Here are all the women athletes who played in the event.<br />

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Gail Frongillo and Jorjean Tarney tally<br />

their scores after the competition.<br />

Bling for outstanding accomplishments on the course.<br />

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Linda Delaney, President of <strong>Sun</strong> <strong>City</strong> <strong>Shadow</strong><br />

<strong>Hills</strong> Lady Putters, and Sandra Davis, President<br />

of Woodhaven Woodies, playing in the same<br />

group, each had a hole in one on the 13th hole.<br />

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16<br />

Golf<br />

Operations<br />

BY RYAN STEMSRUD, PGA<br />

GENERAL MANAGER<br />

Rules of Golf<br />

Rules of Golf – Rule 7-2<br />

Practice During Round<br />

A player must not make a practice stroke during<br />

play of a hole.<br />

Between the play of two holes a player must<br />

not make a practice stroke, except that he may<br />

practice putting or chipping on or near:<br />

a. the putting green of the hole last played,<br />

b. any practice putting green, or<br />

c. the teeing ground of the next hole to be<br />

played in the round, provided a practice<br />

stroke is not made from a hazard and does<br />

not unduly delay play (Rule 6-7).<br />

Strokes made in continuing the play of a hole,<br />

the result of which has been decided, are not<br />

practice strokes.<br />

Exception: When play has been suspended<br />

by the Committee, a player may, prior to<br />

resumption of play, practice (a) as provided in<br />

this Rule, (b) anywhere other than on the<br />

competition course and (c) as otherwise<br />

permitted by the Committee.<br />

PENALTY FOR BREACH OF RULE 7-2:<br />

Match play – Loss of hole<br />

Stroke play – Two strokes<br />

In the event of a breach between the play of<br />

two holes, the penalty applies to the next hole.<br />

Note 1: A practice swing is not a practice stroke<br />

and may be taken at any place, provided<br />

the player does not breach the Rules.<br />

Note 2: The Committee may, in the conditions<br />

of a competition (Rule 33-1), prohibit:<br />

(a) practice on or near the putting green<br />

of the hole last played, and<br />

(b) rolling a ball on the putting green of<br />

the hole last played.<br />

The North Course opens all 18 holes<br />

on <strong>February</strong> 1!<br />

With much anticipation, the North Course is opening<br />

the “back 9” on <strong>February</strong> 1, <strong>2012</strong>. All 18 holes will be<br />

open for play. We will have various promotions and prizes,<br />

such as raffles for free golf, hole-in-one prizes (cars, trips,<br />

etc.), and other events. Come out to the course and<br />

experience all the new holes! For tee times, call us at<br />

760-200-3375 or book online at www.shadowhillsgc.com.<br />

Correctly Repairing a Ballmark<br />

We are now in season and very busy! Due to the amount<br />

of rounds of golf played, we have quite a few ballmarks<br />

on the greens. Please repair your ballmark and one other<br />

when playing. Remember to push the grass toward the<br />

center; never lift up and tear the roots. Please visit<br />

http://bit.ly/ballmark for a video about how to repair a<br />

ballmark properly.<br />

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The year is off to a terrifically healthy start! Our group<br />

exercise classes, sports courts, and fitness centers are<br />

displaying above average usage as a greater number of<br />

residents utilize these fantastic areas. With all this<br />

increased usage and growth comes the amplified need to<br />

be courteous to your fellow users, friends, and neighbors<br />

so that all may enjoy the facilities and programs equally.<br />

We ask that you adhere to the following fitness etiquette:<br />

• 30 Minute Rule: During busy times (7 am – 12 pm)<br />

and when others are waiting, please limit your<br />

cardiovascular activities (treadmills, bikes, ellipticals,<br />

etc.) to 30 minutes.<br />

• Cell Phones: Please turn off your ringers when<br />

going to classes and refrain from using your cell<br />

phone in the fitness centers, unless it’s an emergency.<br />

It will make your workout more effective and reduce<br />

your chances of injury.<br />

• Clean Up After Yourself: Always bring a towel with<br />

you and wipe the machines and stretch table down<br />

when you are finished. We also provide disinfectant<br />

wipes for your use.<br />

• Manners, Please: Don’t swear or talk too loudly. Let<br />

people work in (take turns) with you if necessary, and<br />

always put your weights away when you’re finished.<br />

• Be On Time: Please arrive early and prepared for<br />

group exercise classes. For safety reasons, late comers<br />

will not be allowed entry into classes.<br />

See you in the Fitness Centers!<br />

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Fitness<br />

Update<br />

BY EVANGELINE GOMEZ<br />

FITNESS DIRECTOR<br />

Lecture Series<br />

Respiratory Medicine<br />

Join us on Tuesday, <strong>February</strong> 21,<br />

at 6:30 pm in the Aerobics Studio<br />

at the Montecito Fitness Center<br />

for an informative lecture by<br />

Dr. Learned Gonzales who is a<br />

Pulmonologist at<br />

JFK Memorial<br />

Hospital. Dr.<br />

Gonzales will be<br />

on hand to discuss<br />

a number of<br />

pulmonary issues<br />

and diseases like COPD, Pulmonary<br />

Hypertension, Asthma, Pneumonia,<br />

and Sleep Apnea.<br />

Many people out there have Sleep<br />

Apnea and don’t even know it, so<br />

why not stop in and learn what<br />

symptoms to look for? Even if you<br />

don’t have a pulmonary illness,<br />

chances are you know someone<br />

who does. So take advantage of this<br />

wonderful opportunity and show<br />

up to listen to Dr. Gonzales and<br />

ask him any questions you have<br />

regarding respiratory diseases.<br />

For more information and to sign<br />

up, please come down to the<br />

Montecito Fitness Center or call the<br />

Fitness Desk at 760-772-0430.<br />

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Fitness Center Classes & Services<br />

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CPR/AED Certification<br />

March 9<br />

8 am – 12 pm<br />

Cost: $15.00<br />

First Aid Certification<br />

March 9<br />

1 pm – 5 pm<br />

Cost: $15.00<br />

If you would like to participate<br />

in both the cost will be $25.<br />

Classes instructed by Philip J. Curia,<br />

EMT with over 20 years of experience<br />

in CPR and First Aid. Please register<br />

for this certification at the Fitness<br />

Center. Call 760-772-0430<br />

for additional information.<br />

Fitness Orientations<br />

By Appointment Only.<br />

If you are unfamiliar with the<br />

fitness equipment here at <strong>Sun</strong> <strong>City</strong><br />

<strong>Shadow</strong> <strong>Hills</strong>, you may want to<br />

schedule a complimentary Fitness<br />

Orientation. We are happy to<br />

familiarize you with all of the<br />

state-of-the-art fitness equipment<br />

and create a basic program with<br />

workout card for you to follow.<br />

Please call the Montecito Fitness<br />

Center at 760-772-0430 or the<br />

Santa Rosa Fitness Center at<br />

760-342-2850 to schedule<br />

an appointment.<br />

Fitness Hikes<br />

PCT North from I-10<br />

When: Thursday, <strong>February</strong> 2, <strong>2012</strong><br />

Departure: 7:30 am<br />

Return: Approximately 2pm<br />

Join us for this stunning six-mile hike on a section of<br />

the Pacific Coast Trail, which extends from Mexico to<br />

Canada. You will meet at the Montecito Fitness Center<br />

where you will carpool to the trailhead. This hike takes<br />

you in back of the hills fronting the I-10 in the “pass”<br />

area, then along a canyon wash, up hills and down again<br />

into the Whitewater Wash. In a wet winter, this is a great<br />

“green grass and flowers” hike. This hike will take you to<br />

the top of a hill where the views of the Coachella Valley<br />

are spectacular. Afterwards, you are welcome to have<br />

lunch on your own. If you are interested in this hike,<br />

please come down to the Fitness Center or call the<br />

Fitness Desk at 760-772-0430 to sign up. Remember to<br />

sign up early as this hike is limited to 20 people.<br />

Last day to sign up for this hike is<br />

Wednesday, January 25, <strong>2012</strong>.<br />

The West Fork Trail to Andreas Canyon<br />

When: Wednesday, <strong>February</strong> 15, <strong>2012</strong><br />

Departure: 7:15 am<br />

Return: Approximately 3 pm<br />

Cost: $7<br />

Join us for this fantastic 10-mile shuttle hike. This hike<br />

is for advanced hikers only since it is not only 10 miles<br />

but also has an elevation gain of 2,500 feet. This is the<br />

hike for those that want to see all the Indian Canyons<br />

have to offer since it starts in Palm Canyon and ends in<br />

Andreas Canyon. You will meet at the Montecito Fitness<br />

Center and will carpool to Indian Canyons, where half of<br />

the cars will park in Andreas Canyon and then everyone<br />

will load up in the remaining cars and park in Palm<br />

Canyon, where the hike will start. This hike will take you<br />

to a rushing stream surrounded by lush greenery at the<br />

half way point and then quickly ascend up a mountain<br />

and allow for some stunning views of the surrounding<br />

mountains and the valley floor below. At the end of the<br />

hike, you will load up in the cars left at Andreas Canyon<br />

and will return to Palm Canyon, where you started the<br />

hike. Afterwards, you are welcome to have lunch on your<br />

own. If you are interested in signing up for this hike,<br />

please come down to the Fitness Center or call the<br />

Fitness Desk at 760-772-0430. Remember to sign up<br />

quickly since this hike is limited to 20 people.<br />

Last day to sign up for this hike is<br />

Tuesday, <strong>February</strong> 7, <strong>2012</strong>.<br />

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Calcite Mine<br />

When: Thursday, March 1, <strong>2012</strong><br />

Departure: 7:45 am<br />

Return: Approximately 2:30 pm<br />

Join us on this captivating four-mile hike on<br />

Thursday, March 1, <strong>2012</strong>. You will meet at the<br />

Montecito Fitness Center and then carpool to the<br />

trailhead in Anza-Borrego State Park. This is a<br />

moderate hike that will consist of lots of squeezing<br />

through walls, scrambling in and out of canyons, and<br />

generally feeling like you’re in an Indiana Jones movie.<br />

The Calcite Mine area is also home to a historic WWII<br />

-era mining area, with other man-made features to<br />

explore. Afterwards, you are welcome to have lunch<br />

on your own. This is an adventurous hike that you<br />

don’t want to miss. If you would like to sign up, please<br />

come down to the Fitness Center or call the Fitness<br />

Desk at 760-772-0430. Remember to sign up early<br />

since this hike is limited to 20 participants.<br />

Last Day to sign up for this hike is<br />

Wednesday, <strong>February</strong> 22, <strong>2012</strong>.<br />

Borrego Palm Canyon to<br />

South Fork Falls Trail<br />

When: Wednesday, March 21, <strong>2012</strong><br />

Departure: 6:30 am<br />

Return: Approximately 3:30 pm<br />

Join us on this scenic nine-mile advanced hike on<br />

Wednesday, March 21, <strong>2012</strong>. You will meet at the<br />

Montecito Fitness Center and then carpool to the<br />

trailhead. This is an in-and-out hike that ends at a palm<br />

oasis and has a few waterfalls along the way. You will<br />

follow along a creek which, during a wet winter, flows<br />

pretty well and if you’re lucky you might even spot a<br />

Bighorn or two, as they are frequently seen here. This<br />

is a long hike and has an elevation gain of more than<br />

1,600 feet so, if you are new to hiking, then you might<br />

want to shy away from this trip. However, if you love<br />

long hikes that are both adventurous and scenic, then<br />

this is the one for you. Afterwards, you are welcome<br />

to have lunch on your own. If you would like to sign<br />

up for this hike then come down to the Fitness Center<br />

or call the Fitness Desk at 760-772-0430. Remember<br />

to sign up early as this hike is limited to 20 participants.<br />

Last Day to sign up for this hike is<br />

Tuesday, March 13, <strong>2012</strong>.<br />

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Fitness Center Classes & Services<br />

Massage Therapy<br />

Monday,<br />

<strong>February</strong> 6 & 20<br />

(Montecito Fitness Center)<br />

Wednesday,<br />

<strong>February</strong> 1, 15 & 29<br />

(Santa Rosa Clubhouse)<br />

Time: 10 am – 2 pm<br />

Therapist: Jacquelyn Poulin<br />

Fee: $1/minute<br />

Chair Massage<br />

Please schedule<br />

with Fitness Center at<br />

760-772-0430<br />

Friday,<br />

<strong>February</strong> 3 & 17<br />

(Montecito Fitness Center)<br />

Time: 8 am – 12 pm<br />

Therapists: Two Therapists<br />

from a One Price Quality<br />

Massage Therapy<br />

Fee: $1/minute<br />

Chair Massage<br />

or $10 for 15 minutes<br />

Please schedule<br />

with Fitness Center at<br />

760-772-0430<br />

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Wii Bowling<br />

Join your friends and neighbors<br />

at the Fitness Center on<br />

Mondays at 6 pm for<br />

open play Wii Bowling fun.<br />

Contact the Fitness Center<br />

at 760-772-0430 for<br />

additional information.<br />

<strong>2012</strong> Fitness<br />

Guest Punch Card<br />

Residents can come to the<br />

Montecito Fitness Center and<br />

pick up the new <strong>2012</strong> Fitness<br />

Guest Punch Card. The card<br />

is required for any guests that<br />

will be using the Fitness Center<br />

(pool not included).<br />

The punch card must be<br />

presented to the Fitness Desk<br />

prior to working out. One of the<br />

50 squares will be signed off for<br />

each guest each day. If a guest<br />

does not have the punch card, a<br />

fee of $5 per visit will apply.<br />

Blood Pressure Screenings<br />

<strong>February</strong> 13 and 27<br />

8:30 – 10:30 am<br />

High blood pressure is called<br />

“the silent killer” because there<br />

often are no symptoms. Your<br />

numbers are your only warning.<br />

Know your numbers - stop by the<br />

Fitness Center and get your blood<br />

pressure measured. Sponsored by<br />

Cambrian Homecare.<br />

<strong>Sun</strong>day Monday Tuesday<br />

<strong>February</strong><br />

5 6 7<br />

8:00 AM Mixed Doubles<br />

Tennis (TC)<br />

9:00 AM Bocce Ball Drop-In (SR)<br />

10:00 AM Putting Drop-In (PC)<br />

1:00 PM Volleyball Drop-In (SR)<br />

3:00 PM Table Tennis (SR)<br />

8:00 AM Mixed Doubles<br />

Tennis (TC)<br />

9:00 AM Bocce Ball Drop-In (SR)<br />

10:00 AM Putting Drop-In (PC)<br />

1:00 PM Volleyball Drop-In (SR)<br />

3:00 PM Table Tennis (SR)<br />

8:00 AM Mixed Doubles<br />

Tennis (TC)<br />

9:00 AM Bocce Ball Drop-In (SR)<br />

10:00 AM Putting Drop-In (PC)<br />

1:00 PM Volleyball Drop-In (SR)<br />

3:00 PM Table Tennis (SR)<br />

7:00 AM Stretch (SR)<br />

8:00 AM Ladies Tennis (TC) 7:00 AM Total Body Ball (AS) $<br />

8:00 AM Reformer Pilates (AS) $$ 8:00 AM Men’s Tennis (TC)<br />

9:00 AM Interval Training (AS) $ 8:00 AM Total Body Strength (AS) $<br />

10:00 AM Massage (FC)<br />

8:00 AM Mat Express (SR)<br />

10:00 AM Bocce Ball Drop-In (MC) 9:00 AM Balance the Brain (AS) $<br />

10:00 AM Ladies Tennis (TC) 10:00 AM Men’s Tennis (TC)<br />

10:00 AM Mat Pilates (AS) $ 10:00 AM Aqua Fitness (IP) $<br />

10:00 AM Aqua Fitness (IP) $ 10:00 AM Zumba (AS) $<br />

11:00 AM Reformer Pilates (AS) $$ 11:00 AM Reformer Pilates (AS) $$<br />

2:00 PM Stretch (AS)<br />

1:00 PM Shuffleboard Drop-In (MC)<br />

3:00 PM Shall We All Dance (AS) 2:30 PM Table Tennis - Open (SR)<br />

4:00 PM Adv. Line Dance (AS) 4:00 PM Rock n Roll Cardio (AS)<br />

6:00 PM Wii Bowling (AS)<br />

5:00 PM Int. Line Dance (AS)<br />

12 13 14<br />

7:00 AM Stretch (SR)<br />

8:00 AM Ladies Tennis (TC)<br />

8:00 AM Reformer Pilates (AS) $$<br />

8:30 AM Blood Pressure Screening(FC)<br />

9:00 AM Interval Training (AS) $<br />

10:00 AM Bocce Ball Drop-In (MC)<br />

10:00 AM Ladies Tennis (TC)<br />

10:00 AM Mat Pilates (AS) $<br />

10:00 AM Aqua Fitness (IP) $<br />

11:00 AM Reformer Pilates (AS) $$<br />

2:00 PM Stretch (AS)<br />

3:00 PM Shall We All Dance (AS)<br />

4:00 PM Adv. Line Dance (AS)<br />

6:00 PM Wii Bowling (AS)<br />

19 20 21<br />

8:00 AM Ladies Tennis (TC)<br />

8:00 AM Reformer Pilates (AS) $$<br />

9:00 AM Interval Training (AS) $<br />

10:00 AM Massage (FC)<br />

10:00 AM Bocce Ball Drop-In (MC)<br />

10:00 AM Ladies Tennis (TC)<br />

10:00 AM Aqua Fitness (IP) $<br />

11:00 AM Reformer Pilates (AS) $$<br />

3:00 PM Shall We All Dance (AS)<br />

4:00 PM Adv. Line Dance (AS)<br />

6:00 PM Wii Bowling (AS)<br />

7:00 AM Total Body Ball (AS) $<br />

8:00 AM Men’s Tennis (TC)<br />

8:00 AM Total Body Strength (AS) $<br />

8:00 AM Mat Express (SR)<br />

9:00 AM Balance the Brain (AS) $<br />

10:00 AM Men’s Tennis (TC)<br />

10:00 AM Aqua Fitness (IP) $<br />

10:00 AM Zumba (AS) $<br />

11:00 AM Reformer Pilates (AS) $$<br />

1:00 PM Shuffleboard Drop-In (MC)<br />

2:30 PM Table Tennis - Open (SR)<br />

3:00 PM Tuesday Putters (PC)<br />

4:00 PM Rock n Roll Cardio (AS)<br />

5:00 PM Int. Line Dance (AS)<br />

7:00 AM Total Body Ball (AS) $<br />

8:00 AM Men’s Tennis (TC)<br />

8:00 AM Total Body Strength (AS) $<br />

8:00 AM Mat Express (SR)<br />

9:00 AM Balance the Brain (AS) $<br />

10:00 AM Men’s Tennis (TC)<br />

10:00 AM Aqua Fitness (IP) $<br />

10:00 AM Zumba (AS) $<br />

11:00 AM Reformer Pilates (AS) $$<br />

1:00 PM Shuffleboard Drop-In (MC)<br />

2:30 PM Table Tennis - Open (SR)<br />

4:00 PM Rock n Roll Cardio (AS)<br />

5:00 PM Int. Line Dance (AS)<br />

6:30 AM Health Speaker (AS)<br />

7:00 AM Total Body Ball (AS) $<br />

26 7:00 AM Stretch (SR) 27 8:00 AM Ladies Tennis (TC) 28 8:00 AM Men’s Tennis (TC)<br />

8:00 AM<br />

9:00 AM<br />

10:00 AM<br />

1:00 PM<br />

3:00 PM<br />

Mixed Doubles<br />

Tennis (TC)<br />

Bocce Ball Drop-In (SR)<br />

Putting Drop-In (PC)<br />

Volleyball Drop-In (SR)<br />

Table Tennis (SR)<br />

8:00 AM<br />

8:30 AM<br />

9:00 AM<br />

10:00 AM<br />

10:00 AM<br />

10:00 AM<br />

10:00 AM<br />

Reformer Pilates (AS) $$<br />

Blood Pressure Screening(FC)<br />

Interval Training (AS) $<br />

Bocce Ball Drop-In (MC)<br />

Ladies Tennis (TC)<br />

Mat Pilates (AS) $<br />

Aqua Fitness (IP) $<br />

8:00 AM<br />

8:00 AM<br />

9:00 AM<br />

10:00 AM<br />

10:00 AM<br />

10:00 AM<br />

11:00 AM<br />

Total Body Strength (AS) $<br />

Mat Express (SR)<br />

Balance the Brain (AS) $<br />

Men’s Tennis (TC)<br />

Aqua Fitness (IP) $<br />

Zumba (AS) $<br />

Reformer Pilates (AS) $$<br />

11:00 AM Reformer Pilates (AS) $$ 1:00 PM Shuffleboard Drop-In (MC)<br />

2:00 PM Stretch (AS)<br />

2:30 PM Table Tennis - Open (SR)<br />

3:00 PM Shall We All Dance (AS) 3:00 PM Tuesday Putters (PC)<br />

4:00 PM Adv. Line Dance (AS) 4:00 PM Rock n Roll Cardio (AS)<br />

6:00 PM Wii Bowling (AS)<br />

5:00 PM Int. Line Dance (AS)<br />

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Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday<br />

1 2 3 4<br />

7:00 AM Stretch (SR)<br />

8:00 AM Interval Training (AS) $<br />

9:00 AM Yoga (AS) $<br />

10:00 AM Massage (SR)<br />

10:00 AM Mat Pilates (AS) $<br />

10:00 AM Weight Room Circuit (SR)<br />

10:00 AM Putting Drop-In (PC)<br />

11:00 AM Reformer Pilates (AS) $$<br />

12:00 PM Table Tennis (SR)<br />

2:00 PM Basketball Drop-In (SR)<br />

3:00 PM Line Dance – Basics (AS)<br />

3:30 PM Beg. I Line Dance (AS)<br />

4:30 PM Intro Adv. Line Dance (AS)<br />

6:00 PM Happy Tappers (AS)<br />

7:00 AM Stretch (SR)<br />

8:00 AM Interval Training (AS) $<br />

9:00 AM Yoga (AS) $<br />

10:00 AM Mat Pilates (AS) $<br />

10:00 AM Weight Room Circuit (SR)<br />

10:00 AM Putting Drop-In (PC)<br />

11:00 AM Reformer Pilates (AS) $$<br />

12:00 PM Latin Dance Party (AS)<br />

12:00 PM Table Tennis (SR)<br />

2:00 PM Basketball Drop-In (SR)<br />

3:00 PM Line Dance – Basics (AS)<br />

3:30 PM Beg. I Line Dance (AS)<br />

4:30 PM Intro Adv. Line Dance (AS)<br />

6:00 PM Happy Tappers (AS)<br />

WEST FORK HIKE<br />

8:00 AM Interval Training (AS) $<br />

9:00 AM Yoga (AS) $<br />

10:00 AM Mat Pilates (AS) $<br />

10:00 AM Massage (SR)<br />

10:00 AM Putting Drop-In (PC)<br />

11:00 AM Reformer Pilates (AS) $$<br />

12:00 PM Latin Dance Party (AS)<br />

12:00 PM Table Tennis (SR)<br />

2:00 PM Basketball Drop-In (SR)<br />

3:00 PM Line Dance – Basics (AS)<br />

3:30 PM Beg. I Line Dance (AS)<br />

4:30 PM Intro Adv. Line Dance (AS)<br />

6:00 PM Happy Tappers (AS)<br />

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PACIFIC COAST TRAIL<br />

NORTH HIKE<br />

8:00 AM Mat Express (SR)<br />

8:00 AM Challenge Step (AS)<br />

9:00 AM Shuffleboard Drop-In (MC)<br />

9:00 AM Balance the Brain (AS) $<br />

10:00 AM Zumba (AS) $<br />

11:00 AM Reformer Pilates (AS) $$<br />

4:00 PM Beg. II Line Dance (AS)<br />

5:00 PM Int. Line Dance (AS)<br />

7:00 AM Total Body (AS) $<br />

8:00 AM Challenge Step (AS)<br />

8:00 AM Mat Express (SR)<br />

9:00 AM Balance the Brain (AS) $<br />

9:00 AM Shuffleboard Drop-In (MC)<br />

10:00 AM Zumba (AS) $<br />

10:00 AM Aqua Fitness (IP) $<br />

11:00 AM Reformer Pilates (AS) $$<br />

4:00 PM Beg. II Line Dance (AS)<br />

5:00 PM Int. Line Dance (AS)<br />

8:00 AM Massage (FC)<br />

8:00 AM Strength Cond. (AS) $<br />

8:00 AM Beg. Zumba (SR)<br />

8:00 AM Ladies Tennis (TC)<br />

9:00 AM Stretch (AS)<br />

10:00 AM Power Yoga (AS) $<br />

10:00 AM Aqua Fitness (IP) $<br />

10:00 AM Weight Room Circuit (SR)<br />

10:00 AM Ladies Tennis (TC)<br />

11:00 AM Reformer Pilates (AS) $$<br />

11:00 AM Volleyball Drop-In (SR)<br />

12:00 PM Adv. Line Dance (AS)<br />

2:00 PM Bocce Ball Drop-In (SR)<br />

3:00 PM Table Tennis (SR)<br />

8 9 10 11<br />

7:00 AM Total Body (AS) $<br />

8:00 AM Mat Express (SR)<br />

8:00 AM Challenge Step (AS)<br />

9:00 AM Shuffleboard Drop-In (MC)<br />

9:00 AM Balance the Brain (AS) $<br />

10:00 AM Zumba (AS) $<br />

10:00 AM Aqua Fitness (IP) $<br />

11:00 AM Reformer Pilates (AS) $$<br />

4:00 PM Beg. II Line Dance (AS)<br />

5:00 PM Int. Line Dance (AS)<br />

8:00 AM Strength Cond. (AS) $<br />

8:00 AM Beg. Zumba (SR)<br />

8:00 AM Ladies Tennis (TC)<br />

9:00 AM Stretch (AS)<br />

10:00 AM Power Yoga (AS) $<br />

10:00 AM Aqua Fitness (IP) $<br />

10:00 AM Weight Room Circuit (SR)<br />

10:00 AM Ladies Tennis (TC)<br />

11:00 AM Reformer Pilates (AS) $$<br />

11:00 AM Volleyball Drop-In (SR)<br />

12:00 PM Adv. Line Dance (AS)<br />

2:00 PM Bocce Ball Drop-In (SR)<br />

3:00 PM Table Tennis (SR)<br />

15 16 17 18<br />

7:00 AM Stretch (SR)<br />

8:00 AM Interval Training (AS) $<br />

9:00 AM Yoga (AS) $<br />

10:00 AM Mat Pilates (AS) $<br />

10:00 AM Putting Drop-In (PC)<br />

11:00 AM Reformer Pilates (AS) $$<br />

12:00 PM Latin Dance Party (AS)<br />

12:00 PM Table Tennis (SR)<br />

2:00 PM Basketball drop in (SR)<br />

3:00 PM Line Dance – Basics (AS)<br />

3:30 PM Beg. I Line Dance (AS)<br />

4:30 PM Intro Adv. Line Dance (AS)<br />

6:00 PM Happy Tappers (AS)<br />

8:00 AM Massage (FC)<br />

8:00 AM Strength Cond. (AS) $<br />

8:00 AM Beg. Zumba (SR)<br />

8:00 AM Ladies Tennis (TC)<br />

9:00 AM Stretch (AS)<br />

10:00 AM Power Yoga (AS) $<br />

10:00 AM Aqua Fitness (IP) $<br />

10:00 AM Ladies Tennis (TC)<br />

11:00 AM Reformer Pilates (AS) $$<br />

11:00 AM Volleyball Drop-In (SR)<br />

12:00 PM Adv. Line Dance (AS)<br />

2:00 PM Bocce Ball Drop-In (SR)<br />

3:00 PM Table Tennis (SR)<br />

22 23 24 25<br />

7:00 AM Stretch (SR)<br />

8:00 AM Interval Training (AS) $<br />

9:00 AM Yoga (AS) $<br />

10:00 AM Mat Pilates (AS) $<br />

10:00 AM Massage (SR)<br />

10:00 AM Putting Drop-In (PC)<br />

11:00 AM Reformer Pilates (AS) $$<br />

12:00 PM Latin Dance Party (AS)<br />

12:00 PM Table Tennis (SR)<br />

2:00 PM Basketball drop in (SR)<br />

3:00 PM Line Dance – Basics (AS)<br />

3:30 PM Beg. I Line Dance (AS)<br />

4:30 PM Intro Adv. Line Dance (AS)<br />

6:00 PM Happy Tappers (AS)<br />

7:00 AM Total Body (AS) $<br />

8:00 AM Mat Express (SR)<br />

8:00 AM Challenge Step (AS)<br />

9:00 AM Shuffleboard Drop-In (MC)<br />

9:00 AM Balance the Brain (AS) $<br />

10:00 AM Zumba (AS) $<br />

10:00 AM Aqua Fitness (IP) $<br />

11:00 AM Reformer Pilates (AS) $$<br />

4:00 PM Beg. II Line Dance (AS)<br />

5:00 PM Int. Line Dance (AS)<br />

8:00 AM Strength Cond. (AS) $<br />

8:00 AM Beg. Zumba (SR)<br />

8:00 AM Ladies Tennis (TC)<br />

9:00 AM Stretch (AS)<br />

10:00 AM Power Yoga (AS) $<br />

10:00 AM Aqua Fitness (IP) $<br />

10:00 AM Ladies Tennis (TC)<br />

11:00 AM Reformer Pilates (AS) $$<br />

11:00 AM Volleyball Drop-In (SR)<br />

12:00 PM Adv. Line Dance (AS)<br />

2:00 PM Bocce Ball Drop-In (SR)<br />

3:00 PM Table Tennis (SR)<br />

8:00 AM Men’s Tennis (TC)<br />

8:00 AM Basketball Drop-In (SR)<br />

8:00 AM Interval Step (AS)<br />

10:00 AM Men’s Tennis (TC)<br />

10:00 AM Happy Tappers (AS)<br />

3:00 PM Bocce Ball Drop-In (MC)<br />

3:00 PM Shall We All Dance (AS)<br />

8:00 AM Men’s Tennis (TC)<br />

8:00 AM Basketball Drop-In (SR)<br />

8:00 AM Interval Step (AS)<br />

10:00 AM Men’s Tennis (TC)<br />

10:00 AM Happy Tappers (AS)<br />

3:00 PM Bocce Ball Drop-In (MC)<br />

3:00 PM Shall We All Dance (AS)<br />

8:00 AM Men’s Tennis (TC)<br />

8:00 AM Basketball Drop-In (SR)<br />

8:00 AM Interval Step (AS)<br />

10:00 AM Men’s Tennis (TC)<br />

10:00 AM Happy Tappers (AS)<br />

3:00 PM Bocce Ball Drop-In (MC)<br />

3:00 PM Shall We All Dance (AS)<br />

8:00 AM Men’s Tennis (TC)<br />

8:00 AM Basketball Drop-In (SR)<br />

8:00 AM Interval Step (AS)<br />

10:00 AM Men’s Tennis (TC)<br />

10:00 AM Happy Tappers (AS)<br />

3:00 PM Bocce Ball Drop-In (MC)<br />

3:00 PM Shall We All Dance (AS)<br />

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Studio classes are limited to 25 participants<br />

for safety purposes. Please arrive early<br />

to ensure your spot.<br />

Listings in BLUE indicate<br />

Charter Club membership required.<br />

For more information on calendar listings,<br />

call the Fitness Center 760-772-0430,<br />

or log on to the web site and check the<br />

Fitness Center page for class descriptions.<br />

This schedule is subject to change.<br />

AS – Aerobic Studio<br />

FC – Fitness Center<br />

GC – Golf Club<br />

IP – Indoor Pool<br />

MC – Montecito Clubhouse<br />

SR – Santa Rosa Clubhouse<br />

OS – Offsite<br />

TC – Tennis Courts<br />

$ – $3 charge<br />

$$ – $6 charge<br />

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By now everyone should have recovered from<br />

all the holiday festivities. We know December and<br />

January can be wild but felt compelled to keep<br />

the action going with some great events this<br />

month. Don’t worry, you will have plenty of time<br />

to catch your breath in July.<br />

We hit the road again on <strong>February</strong> 6 and 7 with<br />

trips planned to Anaheim for the Mighty Ducks<br />

hockey game against Calgary and a day trip to<br />

Harrah’s Casino in San Diego. Two action-packed<br />

days on the road with your neighbors, I don’t<br />

think it can get any better unless you sign up for<br />

our Thanksgiving trip to Hawaii next fall. Yes,<br />

Thanksgiving in Hawaii! Our annual trip this year<br />

is 17 days aboard the Celebrity Century with<br />

cabins as low as $1035 per person + tax. That’s<br />

only $60 per day. Ship departs November 19<br />

from San Diego. At this price you can either<br />

bring the kids with you or give yourself the<br />

perfect excuse to celebrate Thanksgiving with your<br />

neighbors instead. Cabins are limited, so reserve<br />

your spot today.<br />

Now that your travel plans are set, we invite you<br />

into the clubhouse to see the legendary Bobby<br />

Rydell live in concert on <strong>Sun</strong>day, <strong>February</strong> 12.<br />

Those songs and that voice will be sure to take<br />

you back in time. If you didn’t purchase series<br />

tickets, you can still get in to see the show by<br />

purchasing individual show tickets. There are a<br />

few left, but seating is limited; so I suggest getting<br />

them sooner rather than later.<br />

Check out our monthly calendar and select an<br />

activity each and every day of the week. We<br />

would love to see you in the clubhouse more<br />

often. As always, bring a friend and share the<br />

lifestyle!<br />

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Lifestyle Update<br />

<strong>February</strong> <strong>2012</strong><br />

BY ERIC ANGLE<br />

LIFESTYLE DIRECTOR<br />

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Billiards<br />

Don Salvatore<br />

760-775-8394<br />

dsalvatore@dc.rr.com<br />

Bridge<br />

Arny Grushkin<br />

760-296-1477<br />

agg.industries@snet.net<br />

Bunco<br />

Marcia Guntman<br />

760-347-3817<br />

mguntman@msn.com<br />

Camera Club<br />

Gary Mencimer<br />

760-902-4021<br />

scshcamera@gmail.com<br />

Canasta<br />

Sarelle Rive<br />

760-610-2459<br />

sarelle100@yahoo.com<br />

Ceramics Club<br />

Paula Nadel<br />

760-262-8277<br />

idyletalks@dc.rr.com<br />

Classy Niners<br />

Mary Kunstler<br />

760-393-8143<br />

sunburstave1996@<br />

yahoo.com<br />

Community Singers<br />

Mary Harder<br />

760-775-1427<br />

maryharder@aol.com<br />

Computer Club<br />

Mike Nilsson<br />

760-200-4848<br />

mmnilsson@aol.com<br />

Concerts 4 U<br />

Steve Blake<br />

760-345-7657<br />

sblake126@verizon.net<br />

Couples Golf<br />

Gloria Mossman<br />

760-360-3761<br />

turtleglo@verizon.com<br />

Creative Arts<br />

Adrianne Wagers<br />

760-200-0925<br />

adewage@msn.net<br />

Desert Life<br />

Criss Kiefer<br />

760-345-7551<br />

criss.kiefer@yahoo.com<br />

Discussion Forum<br />

Al Barish<br />

760-772-9409<br />

albie37@juno.com<br />

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Games Plus<br />

Carol Dorler<br />

760-953-3224<br />

prov356jcd@msn.com<br />

Happy Tappers<br />

Pat Rosandich<br />

760-343-0783<br />

rosandich2@verizon.net<br />

King & Queens<br />

Card Club<br />

Ben Weissbach<br />

760-702-7159<br />

ben11169@dc.rr.com<br />

Lady Putters<br />

Linda Delaney<br />

760-772-1765<br />

lindajdelaney@gmail.com<br />

Lively Liners<br />

Barbara Wright<br />

760-636-0701<br />

bhwrcw@gmail.com<br />

Mah Jongg<br />

Darcy Muir<br />

760-610-1626<br />

tmuir@dc.rr.com<br />

Men’s Golf Club<br />

John Council<br />

760-360-9331<br />

johncouncil@verizon.net<br />

Oke Dokey Karaoke<br />

Carolyn Little<br />

760-360-3440<br />

ladylight2000@yahoo.com<br />

Opera Club<br />

Estelle Lieb<br />

760-345-6036<br />

estellelieb@dc.rr.com<br />

Pairs 9-Hole Golf Club<br />

Vivian Chertok<br />

760-772-9771<br />

vchertok@yahoo.com<br />

Pan<br />

Thelma Levine<br />

760-610-2964<br />

temi@aol.com<br />

Performing Arts<br />

Jane Gayer<br />

760-393-8352<br />

janegayer@aol.com<br />

Pet Club<br />

Bob Sielski<br />

760-200-3193<br />

rsielski@verizon.net<br />

Pickleball<br />

Janice Volkenant<br />

314-497-3197<br />

jvolk1980@sbcglobal.net<br />

Club Contact Information<br />

Rainbow Friends<br />

Fera Mostow<br />

760-262-8596<br />

fmostow@gmail.com<br />

Readers Ink<br />

Merle Freedman<br />

760-345-2765<br />

mcfreedman@dc.rr.com<br />

Retirement Club<br />

Jeff Stoll<br />

760-619-2930<br />

jstoll@hotmail.com<br />

RV Club<br />

Tom Thomas<br />

760-342-3282<br />

stuffinskis@earthlink.net<br />

Shall We All Dance<br />

Olympia Pilafidis<br />

760-464-6885<br />

olympia.pilafidis@<br />

verizon.net<br />

Softball<br />

Ed Mogan<br />

760-200-1693<br />

Solos<br />

Shirley Bunce<br />

760-345-8121<br />

sbdesertrose@yahoo.com<br />

Stitchin’ & Stampin’<br />

Sue Gates<br />

760-393-8591<br />

gates.sue@gmail.com<br />

Table Tennis<br />

Ann Mottino<br />

760-393-2080<br />

amottino@dc.rr.com<br />

Tennis Club<br />

Marje Burdine<br />

760-610-5686<br />

mburdine@telus.net<br />

That’s Entertainment<br />

Ben Weissbach<br />

760-702-7159<br />

ben11169@dc.rr.com<br />

Travel Club<br />

Jerry Irwin<br />

760-289-6748<br />

ongreenpar@dc.rr.com<br />

Tuesday Night Putters<br />

Dale Conatser<br />

760-775-9680<br />

tuesdaynightputters@<br />

msn.com<br />

Tutta Bella Vino<br />

Aldo Tremonti<br />

760-972-3025<br />

atremonti@dr.rr.com<br />

Ukulele Strummers<br />

Darlene Turner<br />

310-200-5022<br />

dardar37@dc.rr.com<br />

Veterans Club<br />

Tom Hutson<br />

760-347-6317<br />

tomhutson@dc.rr.com<br />

Women’s Golf Club<br />

Kathy Budzik<br />

760-262-8160<br />

kathybudzik@hotmail.com<br />

Writers Club<br />

Tony Davis<br />

760-775-9521<br />

antiqphoto@earthlink.net<br />

Resident Groups<br />

Democrats In SCSH<br />

Sue Haffley<br />

760-345-0286<br />

haffleysue@yahoo.com<br />

Republicans In SCSH<br />

Mike Cohen<br />

760-345-3636<br />

mikec7419@verizon.net<br />

Clubs in Formation<br />

Motorcycle Rides<br />

Robert Mastrangelo<br />

760-636-0093<br />

agourabob@dc.rr.com<br />

Road Bicycle Riders<br />

Dario Fadiga<br />

760-345-7398<br />

dfadiga@dc.rr.com<br />

Interested in starting a new club?<br />

Are you interested in bocce,<br />

cars, or another hobby?<br />

Why not start a new club!<br />

Drop by the Lifestyle Desk in the<br />

Montecito Clubhouse to pick up<br />

an informational packet.<br />

760-772-9617<br />

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Billiards Club<br />

On Wednesday, January 4,<br />

<strong>2012</strong>, we held our monthly<br />

tournament for a very busy<br />

December. We played a doubles<br />

eight ball tournament with a race to three wins<br />

each match. We had 12 teams in competition. We<br />

also had a consolation flight for players that lost<br />

their first match. First place was won by Jeffrey<br />

Stoll and Bryan Murray; second place went to<br />

Norman Kerr and Paul Sarto. The consolation<br />

flight was won by Pat Carson and Larry Weimer.<br />

Second place winners were Balta Rosales and<br />

Arny Linkjendal. Everyone played well and<br />

enjoyed themselves. Congratulations to all our<br />

winners and all who competed.<br />

We will be back on schedule for our tournament<br />

the last week in January, the last chance to qualify<br />

for the tournament of champions in <strong>February</strong>.<br />

Our club continues to meet every Wednesday<br />

at 7 pm in the Billiards Room for open play.<br />

Tournaments are held the last Wednesday of<br />

the month at a cost of $2 per player for each<br />

tournament. You must be a club member to play<br />

in the monthly tournaments.<br />

Women and men of all levels of experience are<br />

welcome and encouraged to join. It’s a great way<br />

to make new friends and meet your neighbors!<br />

Come to the Montecito Billiards Room on<br />

Wednesday nights for open play. Lessons are<br />

available at 10 am every Monday in the Billiards<br />

Room by Bryan Murray (760-342-9028). For<br />

any further information, please call Don Salvatore<br />

at 760-775-8394. See you on Wednesday at the<br />

Billiards Room.<br />

Bridge Club<br />

The SCSH Bridge Club meets<br />

for duplicate bridge in the<br />

ballroom at the Montecito Clubhouse<br />

on Tuesdays. Sign-up is from 12 – 12:20 pm with<br />

play beginning at 12:30 pm sharp. ACBL<br />

members can earn Master Points as well as cash<br />

prizes. The card fee for this game is $3 for<br />

residents and $5 for non-residents, who are<br />

limited to playing one time per month.<br />

We also meet Thursday evenings from<br />

6:15 – 9 pm in the Capistrano room for “social”<br />

duplicate. This session is free, no prizes or Master<br />

Points, but newcomers are welcome.<br />

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Al Barish teaches Beginning Bridge and<br />

supervises play Wednesdays from 10 am – 12 pm<br />

in the Montecito Clubhouse. For questions call:<br />

760-772-9409. Roy Krapes teaches Intermediate<br />

Bridge (with a focus on play of the hand) on<br />

Mondays from 10:30 am – 12 pm in the<br />

Montecito Clubhouse. All bridge lessons are free<br />

for residents of SCSH!<br />

If you are looking for a bridge partner or want<br />

other information about our club, check out our<br />

website at shbridgeclub.com. For any other<br />

questions, call Roy Krapes at 760-469-8237.<br />

We look forward to seeing you at the bridge<br />

table!<br />

Bunco<br />

Yelling and screaming at the<br />

dice! We sure do have a lot of fun.<br />

In <strong>February</strong> we are having a potluck<br />

and hope that you all will enjoy it. Please arrive<br />

at the Montecito Clubhouse by 6:45 pm. We<br />

hope to see you the last Wednesday night of the<br />

month, which is <strong>February</strong> 29. Any questions,<br />

please call the Bunco queen, Marcia Guntman, at<br />

760-347-3817.<br />

Camera Club<br />

At our January meeting, we<br />

watched a very informative Rick<br />

Sammon Training video about<br />

photography composition and learned some<br />

professional secrets to get us thinking the next<br />

time we go out and shoot! Gary Mencimer, our<br />

club President, challenged us to go out and try<br />

some of Rick’s tips!<br />

On January 7 some of us went to the Palm<br />

Springs Kennel Club Dog Show at the polo<br />

grounds, where we shot those show dogs in<br />

action or just getting a little quick grooming<br />

before their big moment!<br />

On January 8 we travelled back to the polo<br />

grounds for opening day of the polo season. If<br />

you haven’t been to a match, you should plan on<br />

it, and opening day is always fun because it’s also<br />

“hat” day. There were some hats that certainly<br />

rivaled those at last year’s royal wedding! Some<br />

of us also are planning to submit entries in the<br />

Riverside County Fair and Photo Competition in<br />

<strong>February</strong>. Good luck to everyone!<br />

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We all have a wonderful time while meeting other<br />

photographers and learning how to take better photos!<br />

Our members have a wide range of skill levels and camera<br />

types, and we learn by sharing with each other. We meet<br />

on the first Wednesday of each month in the Monterey<br />

Room in the new Santa Rosa Clubhouse! Our next<br />

meeting is on Wednesday, <strong>February</strong> 1, at 4 pm.<br />

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Ceramics Club<br />

In <strong>February</strong>, the Ceramics Club was<br />

delighted to welcome Fired Arts<br />

educator and consultant David Hoff to<br />

teach special classes over a two-day period to<br />

our members. With over 50 years in the Fired Arts field<br />

as a hobbyist, home studio owner, large storefront,<br />

distributor, independent traveling instructor, and<br />

educational consultant, David’s expertise with ceramics<br />

is well known. In the classes, attendees worked on four<br />

items, painting with various crystals and glazes, and<br />

learned new techniques using contact paper, piped<br />

berries, and unusual brushstrokes. Visit our club’s display<br />

cabinet by the Capistrano room to see some of the<br />

finished masterpieces!<br />

Additional classes are planned during the year for<br />

members. Please consider joining our club, which does<br />

not required previous knowledge of working with<br />

ceramics. We are happy to share our knowledge. If you<br />

have questions, please call our President, Paula Nadel, at<br />

760-262-8277 or email her at idyletalks@dc.rr.com.<br />

Classy Niners<br />

Our Holiday Luncheon held in The<br />

<strong>Shadow</strong>s restaurant was a big success<br />

with 50 ladies attending and many prizes<br />

raffled off. Our next Spring Luncheon is<br />

planned for <strong>February</strong> 21, so be sure to sign up at the Pro<br />

Shop.<br />

To add a little variety and challenge, play will be rotating<br />

from the front nine to the back nine holes. Check the<br />

sign-up sheet for location of play.<br />

The club also continues to sponsor a set of six clinics<br />

at 9 and 10:30 am each Saturday morning for members.<br />

Those interested in participating in the next series starting<br />

in <strong>February</strong> may sign up at the Pro Shop.<br />

The new year started with a change of time for regular<br />

play. Play now begins at 7:30 am each Tuesday morning<br />

with sign-in no later than 7 am. Please sign up by noon<br />

the <strong>Sun</strong>day before play by email at scsh9ers@yahoo.com<br />

or on the sign-up sheets posted in the Pro Shop.<br />

We welcome ladies of all skill levels of golf. The club<br />

provides a great opportunity to improve your game as<br />

well as meet new friends. Dues are $15 per year. Anyone<br />

interested in joining may contact Ruby Vandewalle at<br />

760-342-2678 for more information.<br />

Community Singers<br />

The Community Singers has begun<br />

rehearsals for its spring “Show Stopper”<br />

concert, to be presented on <strong>Sun</strong>day, April 1,<br />

at 4 pm. An appetizer reception will follow the concert.<br />

The show will include songs from 100 years of Broadway<br />

excellence. If you like show music, it’s not too late to<br />

join. All are invited, whether you are a novice or a pro.<br />

There are no auditions. Join the fun and fellowship.<br />

Rehearsals are every Monday at 5 pm in the Montecito<br />

Clubhouse.<br />

Computer Club<br />

Weekends are for computing — and<br />

the Santa Rosa Clubhouse is the place!<br />

We have weekend classes you’ll love,<br />

especially if you couldn’t make the weekday class.<br />

Look for the ** symbols below for Saturday classes.<br />

• Learn 7 Ways to be Hacked (or hopefully not)<br />

on <strong>February</strong> 4**, 2 – 4 pm.<br />

• The Apple Users Group (AUG) is having a<br />

fun iMovie discussion on <strong>February</strong> 7 repeating<br />

on <strong>February</strong> 11**, 2 – 4 pm.<br />

• AUG meeting is on <strong>February</strong> 21, 2 – 4; topic TBA.<br />

• Don’t miss 25 Free Websites on <strong>February</strong> 8, 2 – 4 pm,<br />

repeating on <strong>February</strong> 18**, 2 – 4 pm, presented by<br />

our favorite experts, Desert Cow Computing.<br />

• Learn the basics! Block out your Thursday afternoons,<br />

practice your push-ups (not really), and come to<br />

Boot Camp on <strong>February</strong> 9, 16, and 23, 2 – 4 pm.<br />

• Come to the general club meeting and annual party<br />

(!) after Boot Camp on <strong>February</strong> 9.<br />

• A new investment group starts<br />

<strong>February</strong> 15, 2 – 4 pm.<br />

• Been wondering about Photoshop?<br />

Come to the Photoshop Elements presentation<br />

<strong>February</strong> 17, 2 – 4 pm.<br />

• Three great Saturday classes in <strong>February</strong> (2/4,<br />

2/11, 2/18) and more planned for upcoming<br />

months! Get emails about each event when you<br />

become a member (only $10).<br />

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Concerts 4 U<br />

The new year is in full swing<br />

and your Concerts 4 U club is<br />

busy working on our upcoming concerts.<br />

We hope everyone enjoyed the wonderful<br />

performance by the New Christy Minstrels. Now<br />

we are eagerly awaiting our next event, Bobby<br />

Rydell. This should be a wonderful, upbeat show<br />

and we hope that everyone gets their tickets<br />

soon. We expect this show to be sold out.<br />

Remember, when you purchase your tickets you<br />

also get to pick out your seats.<br />

Sir Laffs-a-Lot is going strong and continues<br />

to sell out. So, join us on the third Wednesday of<br />

the month for an evening of side-splitting laughs.<br />

Concerts 4 U is dedicated to bringing quality<br />

entertainment to our community. Join us for Sir<br />

Laffs-a-Lot and our concerts. Join our club.<br />

Attend our monthly meetings on the first<br />

Tuesday of every month. We would love to<br />

welcome you.<br />

Couples Golf<br />

We’re having so much fun<br />

and excitement with our Couples<br />

Golf so far this year, I’m almost<br />

reluctant to let any more golfers hear about it.<br />

No kidding, our events (first and third <strong>Sun</strong>days<br />

of the month at 12:30 pm) are almost always<br />

sell-outs. However, our classy website with its<br />

sign-up feature makes it fair and equitable for all.<br />

Remember our mantra, “we golf, then we eat.”<br />

The new management at the <strong>Shadow</strong>s has been<br />

extremely helpful and cooperative with the eating<br />

part. Sometimes it even seems the pours are more<br />

generous as well. Makes you wonder if Couples<br />

Golf gets special treatment.<br />

The weather’s great, the competition’s friendly,<br />

and the comraderie unmatched. Life is good with<br />

Couples Golf.<br />

Creative Arts Club<br />

Mark your calendars for<br />

“Wine, Cheese, and Art,” our<br />

Fifth Annual Creative Arts Club<br />

Art Show to be held on Saturday, the 25th of this<br />

month. Look for us in the Montecito Clubhouse,<br />

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sample some wine and cheese, participate in our<br />

silent auction, and pick up an original piece of art<br />

for your home! We have many talented artists<br />

right here in our own community, so come by to<br />

support them.<br />

Our next drawing classes will be held on<br />

Mondays, <strong>February</strong> 20 through March 12, from<br />

9 – 11:30 am. Cost is $44, paid in advance.<br />

(That’s only $11 a class!)<br />

Our featured “Artist of the Month” is club<br />

President, Cathy Sciaini. Her medium of choice<br />

is oil painting. She has won a number of awards<br />

and has her work showing nationally and<br />

internationally. Come by to see her work on<br />

exhibit in the Montecito Clubhouse.<br />

Join us any Monday or Thursday morning,<br />

from 9 am – noon in the Cambria/Mirada<br />

rooms, and bring your favorite drawing or<br />

painting medium.<br />

To participate in any of our art club classes, you<br />

must be a club member.<br />

For more information, contact Adrianne at<br />

760-200-0925 or 619-540-3554.<br />

Desert Life<br />

Desert Life will hold its<br />

monthly luncheon on <strong>February</strong><br />

21 at Palm Valley Country Club<br />

located on Country Club Drive just<br />

west of Washington. Join us for a delicious lunch<br />

of Cornucopia Salad, Turkey Croissant Club<br />

Sandwich, and a decadent dessert. Doors open at<br />

11 am. Lunch is served at 12 pm. The cost is<br />

$19. Drop your check payable to “SCSH Desert<br />

Life” in our Montecito Clubhouse mailbox by<br />

5 pm Tuesday, <strong>February</strong> 14. If you have a<br />

reservation and cannot attend, call P.J. Nilson at<br />

760-469-3420.<br />

After lunch, sit back and enjoy a fabulous<br />

fashion show by Brighton Collectibles of El<br />

Paseo. Models will show us the latest Brighton<br />

fashionable handbags; stylish and comfortable<br />

shoes; belts with beautiful accents; sunglasses and<br />

reading glasses (prescription ready); and<br />

gorgeous jewelry of endless styles, including<br />

charms and watches. Brighton also carries home<br />

collectibles and luggage, which will be on display.<br />

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5<br />

12:00 PM Couples Golf Opening (BR) 7:30 AM Lady Putters (CAP)<br />

9:00 AM Creative Arts (CAM/MIR)<br />

9:00 AM Executive Session (LJ)<br />

12:30 PM Stitchin’ & Stampin’ (CAM/MIR)<br />

2:00 PM BOARD MEETING (BR)<br />

3:00 PM Community Singers (CAP)<br />

6:00 PM Performing Arts Rehearsal (PIS)<br />

6:00 PM King & Queens Poker (MIR)<br />

6:30 PM Pan (CAP)<br />

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<strong>Sun</strong>day Monday Tuesday Wednesday<br />

1<br />

<strong>February</strong><br />

11:00 AM All Games Played (MIR) 7:30 AM Lady Putters (CAP)<br />

9:00 AM Creative Arts (CAM/MIR)<br />

12:30 PM Stitchin’ & Stampin’(CAM/MIR)<br />

1:00 PM Games Plus Scrabble (MAR)<br />

3:00 PM Community Singers (CAP)<br />

3:30 PM Communications Mtg. (LJ)<br />

6:00 PM Candidates Forum (BR)<br />

6:00 PM Kings & Queens Poker (MIR)<br />

6:00 PM Performing Arts Rehearsal (PIS)<br />

6:30 PM Pan (CAM)<br />

9:00 AM Pet Expo (OUT)<br />

11:00 AM All Games Played (MIR)<br />

2:00 PM Bobby Rydell Concert (BR)<br />

7:00 PM Bobby Rydell Concert (BR)<br />

11:00 AM All Games Played (MAR)<br />

5:00 PM Solo’s Club (CAP)<br />

6 7 8<br />

7:00 AM Lady Putters Upcoming (PAT)<br />

7:30 AM Lady Putters (CAP)<br />

9:00 AM Creative Arts (CAM/MIR)<br />

12:30 PM Stitchin’ & Stampin’ (CAM/MIR)<br />

1:00 PM Games Plus Scrabble (CL)<br />

2:00 PM Lady Putters Upcoming (BR)<br />

3:00 PM Community Singers (CAP)<br />

6:00 PM King & Queens Poker (MIR)<br />

6:00 PM Performing Arts Rehearsal (PIS)<br />

6:30 PM Pan (CAM)<br />

8:30 AM Ceramics (CAM/MIR)<br />

9:00 AM Farmers Market (PRK)<br />

9:00 AM Harrah’s Casino (OS)<br />

9:30 AM DRC Meeting (LJ)<br />

11:00 AM All Games Played (MAR)<br />

12:00 PM Duplicate Bridge (FH)<br />

12:00 PM Indio Rotary (CAP)<br />

2:00 PM Computer Club (MON/PIS)<br />

5:00 PM King & Queens Poker (CAP)<br />

6:00 PM Performing Arts Rehearsal (MIR)<br />

7:00 PM Concerts 4 U (CAM)<br />

12 13 14 15<br />

PRESIDENTS’ DAY<br />

7:30 AM Lady Putters (CAP)<br />

9:00 AM Creative Arts (CAM/MIR)<br />

11:00 AM All Games Played (CAP)<br />

12:30 PM Stitchin’ & Stampin’(CAM/MIR)<br />

1:00 PM Games Plus Scrabble (MAR)<br />

3:00 PM Community Singers (FH)<br />

6:00 PM King & Queens Poker (SY2)<br />

6:00 PM Performing Arts Rehearsal (PIS)<br />

6:30 PM Pan (CAP)<br />

7:00 PM Rainbow Friends (CAM/MIR)<br />

VALENTINE’S DAY<br />

8:30 AM Ceramics (CAM/MIR)<br />

8:30 AM HOA Board Training (MAR)<br />

9:00 AM Desert Life Board (SY1)<br />

9:00 AM Farmers Market (PRK)<br />

1:00 PM Duplicate Bridge (CAM/MIR)<br />

3:00 PM Tuesday Night Putters (BR)<br />

5:00 PM King & Queens Poker (CAP)<br />

6:00 PM Real Estate Seminar<br />

(CAM/MIR)<br />

19 20 21 22<br />

8:30 AM Ceramics (CAM/MIR)<br />

9:00 AM Farmers Market (PRK)<br />

9:30 AM DRC Meeting (LJ)<br />

11:00 AM All Games Played (MAR)<br />

12:00 PM Desert Life (OS)<br />

12:00 PM Duplicate Bridge (FH)<br />

12:00 PM Indio Rotary (CAP)<br />

2:00 PM Computer Club (MON/PIS)<br />

5:00 PM King & Queens Poker (CAP)<br />

6:00 PM Performing Arts Rehearsal (BR)<br />

7:00 PM Veterans Club (CAM)<br />

26 27 28 29<br />

8:30 AM Ceramics (CAM/MIR)<br />

9:00 AM Farmers Market (PRK)<br />

12:00 PM Duplicate Bridge (BH)<br />

12:00 PM Indio Rotary (CAP)<br />

1:00 PM Finance Committee (LJ)<br />

1:00 PM Lively Liners (GR)<br />

2:00 PM Readers Ink (CAM/MIR)<br />

3:00 PM Tuesday Night Putters (FH)<br />

5:00 PM King & Queens Poker (CAP)<br />

6:00 PM Performing Arts Rehearsal (SY2)<br />

9:00 AM Pulte Staff Meeting (SY2)<br />

9:00 AM Stitchin’ & Stampin’ (CAM)<br />

10:00 AM Bridge Lessons (SY1)<br />

10:00 AM Mah Jongg Lessons (FH)<br />

10:30 AM Security Meeting (MAR)<br />

11:00 AM All Games Played (CAP)<br />

12:30 PM Mah Jongg (FH)<br />

3:00 PM Golf Advisory (LJ)<br />

4:00 PM Camera Club (MON)<br />

6:00 PM Opera Club (FH)<br />

6:30 PM Bridge (CAP)<br />

7:00 PM Billiards Club (PAC)<br />

9:00 AM Stitchin’ & Stampin’ (CAM)<br />

10:00 AM Bridge Lessons (SY1)<br />

10:00 AM Mah Jongg Lessons (FH)<br />

11:00 AM All Games Played (CAP)<br />

12:30 PM Mah Jongg (FH)<br />

2:00 PM Comm. Sub-Committee (CAM)<br />

2:00 PM Computer Club (MON)<br />

6:30 PM Bridge (CAP)<br />

7:00 PM Billiards Club (PAC)<br />

7:00 PM Discussion Forum (MIR)<br />

7:00 PM Performing Arts (MAR)<br />

7:30 AM Men’s Golf Board (FH)<br />

9:00 AM Stitchin’ & Stampin’ (CAM)<br />

10:00 AM Bridge Lessons (SY1)<br />

10:00 AM Mah Jongg Lessons (CAP)<br />

11:00 AM All Games Played (MAR)<br />

12:30 PM Mah Jongg (CAP)<br />

2:00 PM Computer Club (MON)<br />

5:00 PM RV Club (MIR)<br />

6:30 PM Bridge (CAP)<br />

7:00 PM Billiards Club (PAC)<br />

7:00 PM Comedy Night (BH)<br />

ASH WEDNESDAY<br />

9:00 AM Stitchin’ & Stampin’ (CAM)<br />

10:00 AM Bridge Lessons (SY1)<br />

10:00 AM Mah Jongg Lessons (FH)<br />

11:00 AM All Games Played (CAP)<br />

12:30 PM Mah Jongg (FH)<br />

6:00 PM Democrats (CAP)<br />

6:00 PM Bridge (CAM)<br />

7:00 PM Billiards Club (PAC)<br />

7:00 PM Discussion Forum (BR)<br />

9:00 AM Living Trust<br />

Seminar (MAR)<br />

9:00 AM Stitchin’ & Stampin’ (CAM)<br />

10:00 AM Bridge Lessons (SY1)<br />

10:00 AM Mah Jongg Lessons (FH)<br />

11:00 AM All Games Played (MAR)<br />

12:30 PM Mah Jongg (FH)<br />

4:00 PM Travel Club (CAM/MIR)<br />

6:00 PM Performing Arts Rehearsal (BR)<br />

6:30 PM Bridge (CAP)<br />

6:30 PM Movie Group (CAM)<br />

7:00 PM Billiards Club (PAC)<br />

7:00 PM Bunco (MAR)<br />

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2 GROUNDHOG DAY 3 4<br />

9:00 AM Creative Arts (CAM/MIR)<br />

9:00 AM Pulte Staff Meeting (LJ)<br />

9:00 AM Women’s Golf (SY2)<br />

10:00 AM Writer’s Club (MON)<br />

11:00 AM All Games Played (MAR)<br />

12:00 PM Pan (CAP)<br />

12:15 PM Ukulele Lessons (CAM)<br />

1:00 PM Ukulele Strummers (CAM)<br />

6:00 PM Lively Liners (KSK)<br />

6:00 PM Performing Arts Rehearsal (BR)<br />

6:15 PM Bridge (CAP)<br />

Legend<br />

Thursday Friday Saturday<br />

AMP – Amphitheater<br />

AS – Aerobic Studio<br />

BC – Bocce Courts<br />

BH – Back Half Ballroom<br />

BR – Ballroom<br />

BW – Breezeway<br />

CAM – Cambria<br />

CAP – Capistrano<br />

CL – Clubhouse Lobby<br />

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8:30 AM Ceramics (CAM/MIR)<br />

10:00 AM New Home Orientation (CAP)<br />

12:30 PM Employee Meeting (CAP)<br />

1:00 PM Canasta (MAR)<br />

5:30 PM Bingo (BR)<br />

7:00 PM Movie Night:<br />

Larry Crowne<br />

(CAM/MIR)<br />

9 10 11<br />

9:00 AM Creative Arts (CAM/MIR)<br />

10:00 AM Computer Club (MON/PIS)<br />

11:00 AM All Games Played (MAR)<br />

12:00 PM Pan (CAP)<br />

12:15 PM Ukulele Lessons (CAM)<br />

1:00 PM Ukulele Strummers (CAM)<br />

2:00 PM Men’s Golf Board (LJ)<br />

6:00 PM Lively Liners (KSK)<br />

6:00 PM Performing Arts Rehearsal (SY2)<br />

6:15 PM Bridge (CAP)<br />

7:00 PM Republicans (CAM/MIR)<br />

8:30 AM Ceramics (CAM/MIR)<br />

11:00 AM All Games Played (MAR)<br />

1:00 PM Canasta (CAP)<br />

7:00 PM Movie Night:<br />

Bloodworth<br />

(CAM/MIR)<br />

16 17 18<br />

8:30 AM Coffee with a Cop (CAP)<br />

9:00 AM Creative Arts (CAM/MIR)<br />

10:00 AM Computer Club (MON/PIS)<br />

10:00 AM Writer’s Club (LJ)<br />

12:00 PM Pan (CAP)<br />

12:15 PM Ukulele Lessons (CAM)<br />

1:00 PM Ukulele Strummers (CAM)<br />

4:00 PM Oke Doke Karaoke (BR)<br />

6:00 PM Lively Liners (KSK)<br />

6:00 PM Performing Arts Rehearsal (SY2)<br />

6:15 PM Bridge (CAP)<br />

8:30 AM Ceramics (CAM/MIR)<br />

11:00 AM All Games Played (MAR)<br />

1:00 PM Canasta (CAP)<br />

2:00 PM Computer Club (MON)<br />

7:00 PM Movie Night:<br />

I Am Number<br />

Four (CAM/MIR)<br />

23 24 25<br />

9:00 AM Creative Arts (CAM/MIR)<br />

10:00 AM Computer Club (MON/PIS)<br />

10:00 AM Concerts 4 U (SY2)<br />

11:00 AM All Games Played (MAR)<br />

12:00 PM Pan (CAP)<br />

12:15 PM Ukulele Lessons (CAM)<br />

1:00 PM Ukulele Strummers (CAM)<br />

6:00 PM Lively Liners (KSK)<br />

6:00 PM Performing Arts Rehearsal (MIR)<br />

6:15 PM Bridge (CAP)<br />

7:00 PM Retirement Club (SY2)<br />

• = Santa Rosa Clubhouse<br />

• = Montecito Clubhouse<br />

FLAG DAY<br />

8:00 AM Covenants (LJ)<br />

8:30 AM Ceramics (CAM/MIR)<br />

11:00 AM All Games Played (MAR)<br />

1:00 PM Canasta (CAP)<br />

7:00 PM Movie Night:<br />

Country Strong<br />

(CAM/MIR)<br />

FC – Fitness Center<br />

FH – Front Half Ballroom<br />

GC – Golf Clubhouse<br />

GR – Green Room<br />

KSK – Kiosk<br />

LJ – La Jolla<br />

MAR – Marisol<br />

MIR – Mirada<br />

MON – Monterey<br />

NEW – Newport<br />

OS – Offsite<br />

OUT – Outdoor Event<br />

PAC – Pacifica<br />

PAT – Patio by Capistrano<br />

PC – Putting Course<br />

PIS – Pismo<br />

PRK – Parking Lot<br />

SR – <strong>Shadow</strong>s Restaurant<br />

SY – Santa Ynez<br />

SY1 – Santa Ynez I<br />

SY2 – Santa Ynez II<br />

TBD – To Be Decided<br />

TC – Tennis Court<br />

WSP – West Side Patio<br />

8:30 AM Ceramics (CAM/MIR)<br />

11:00 AM All Games Played (CAP)<br />

2:00 PM Computer Club (MON)<br />

9:30 AM Winter Art Show (CAM/MIR)<br />

11:00 AM All Games Played (CAP)<br />

2:00 PM Computer Club (MON)<br />

6:00 PM Shall We All Dance (BR)<br />

Valentine’s Dinner Dance<br />

11:00 AM All Games Played (CAP)<br />

2:00 PM Computer Club (MON)<br />

6:00 PM Lively Liners Dance Party (BR)<br />

9:00 AM Creative Arts (CAM/MIR)<br />

11:00 AM All Games Played (CAP)<br />

7:00 PM Tutta Bella<br />

Vino (BR)<br />

Sign up or purchase<br />

tickets to Lifestyle<br />

events at the Lifestyle<br />

Desk in the Montecito<br />

Clubhouse.<br />

760.772.9617<br />

Visa and MasterCard<br />

accepted.<br />

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Questions? Contact our President, Criss Kiefer, at<br />

760-345-7551.<br />

If you are not a member of Desert Life, we invite<br />

you to join us. For membership information, call<br />

Membership Chairman Joan Helms at 760-200-4066.<br />

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Discussion Forum<br />

Every month the Discussion Forum<br />

features an interesting and informative<br />

speaker to educate and inform our<br />

residents. Our new format introduced in<br />

2011 has been met with great success, and the opening<br />

season has drawn a wider audience in SCSH.<br />

Membership has increased substantially. Come see what<br />

it is all about!<br />

Our <strong>February</strong> speaker is Dr. Nicole Ortiz, ND, a<br />

Naturopathic Doctor who will talk on Naturopathic vs.<br />

Conventional Medicine. She is a firm believer that being<br />

healthy is a state in which the body, mind, and spirit<br />

thrive in balance. Dr. Ortiz was recognized in Suzanne<br />

Sommers book, Knockout, for her contributions in<br />

offering patients innovative medicine that is beyond the<br />

standard of care. She is the health columnist for the local<br />

newspaper, La Quinta Gem and Desert Health News.<br />

Dr. Ortiz is a regular guest on several local radio<br />

programs in the Coachella Valley and conducts webinars<br />

nationally.<br />

Please join us for our monthly meeting on Wednesday,<br />

<strong>February</strong> 22, in the Montecito Clubhouse. Membership<br />

is $10 for the full season or $3 for an individual talk,<br />

payable at the door.<br />

For more information on membership, contact Ben<br />

Weissbach at ben11169@dc.rr.com or call 760-200-0093.<br />

Games Plus<br />

We have changes in our club. Due to<br />

the poor attendance for our Games<br />

night, we decided to discontinue it until<br />

further notice. Maybe we’ll do specials like<br />

in <strong>February</strong> for Valentine’s day, or March for St. Patrick’s<br />

Day. We will give you advance notice. We will continue<br />

with Bingo and Scrabble. Bingo is first Friday of each<br />

month. In January we had over 120 attending; our two<br />

special game pots were $154 and $100. Those lucky<br />

people had extra money to start the new year. It’s a fun<br />

evening no matter what. The investment is $5 a pack;<br />

that gives you 10 to 12 games with three chances at each.<br />

We have special games as well. These cost $1 each. If you<br />

like you can purchase two packs and as many special<br />

games as you’d like. We start selling paper at 5:30 pm;<br />

games start at 6:30 pm. No paper is sold once games start.<br />

We also have a snack table with snacks and beverages for<br />

sale. You do need a dauber to play. We have those at the<br />

snack table if you don’t have one.<br />

Our second event is the Scrabble and Games; we<br />

thought maybe we’d combine these. Some people who<br />

do not like Scrabble would like to get a group together<br />

and play Mexican Train or other games we have: Up<br />

Word, Rummikub, Hand and Foot, Farkle, Five Crown,<br />

Sequence, and Cribbage. This is in the afternoon every<br />

Monday from 1 – 4:30 pm.<br />

There are no dues since we charge for the Bingo. Stop<br />

by the Capistrano room and join us. If you have any<br />

questions please call Carol Dorler 760-953-3224.<br />

Kings and Queens Card Club<br />

The Kings and Queens Poker Card<br />

club is open for play throughout the<br />

year. Can’t decide which club to spend<br />

your evenings with at the clubhouse? Can’t<br />

decide how to spend those long Tuesday nights when the<br />

temperature goes down or up? It’s comfortable at the<br />

clubhouse playing cards with the Kings and Queens<br />

Poker Card Club.<br />

Our club keeps on playing poker, week after week.<br />

We’re looking for new players as we welcome everyone<br />

from <strong>Shadow</strong> <strong>Hills</strong>. The card games start every Tuesday<br />

night at 6 pm; men and women playing together just for<br />

fun. Remember those Friday night poker games you had<br />

as a kid, when you played poker wild cards, high/low,<br />

five card draw, and high spade in the hole? At the card<br />

club we play poker games the same way you played as a<br />

kid in your old neighborhood. It’s dealer’s choice no<br />

matter what your favorite poker game may be. Is it Stud,<br />

Texas Holdem, or just plain Jacks or better? We’re here<br />

to have fun.<br />

For information call Ben Weissbach at 760-702-7159<br />

Lady Putters<br />

In January, we visited <strong>Sun</strong> <strong>City</strong><br />

Palm Desert for our annual invitational<br />

tournament. It’s always fun to visit another<br />

club, have a friendly competition, and meet<br />

new friends. SCPD Lady Putters were very cordial hosts.<br />

<strong>February</strong> 13 is the date of our “Bring Someone Close<br />

to Your Heart” event. We putt with spouses or friends and<br />

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have an afternoon reception. More information<br />

is provided in our Monday putting sessions.<br />

Lady Putters meets every Monday morning<br />

in the Capistrano room in the Montecito<br />

Clubhouse and putts on the practice green<br />

behind the clubhouse. Look for us in our blue<br />

and white attire. Please call or email for the<br />

current putting times.<br />

We invite all gals to come and visit us. Annual<br />

membership dues are $15, plus the cost of a logo<br />

shirt. All you need is a putter, a ball, $2, and the<br />

desire to meet new friends and have a fun time.<br />

Please note that we adhere to standard golf dress<br />

codes (no jeans). No golf spikes, please.<br />

No experience is necessary, and there are plenty<br />

of club members to make you feel welcome. If<br />

you have questions, please call Linda Delaney<br />

at 760-772-1765 or Maureen Whittaker at<br />

760-342-1260, or send us an email at scshladyputters@gmail.com.<br />

Lively Liners<br />

After celebrating Valentine’s<br />

Day with candy and flowers, it’s<br />

time to get back to basics – basic<br />

black, that is! So glamour up, leave your prints<br />

and colors on the rack, and join us on Saturday,<br />

<strong>February</strong> 18, from 6 – 8:45 pm in the Montecito<br />

Clubhouse ballroom for “A Black & White<br />

Affair.”<br />

Go back in time with elegant decorations, a mix<br />

of oldies and top hits for couples and liners to<br />

dance to, and a room filled with men and women<br />

in semi-formal black and white attire. Admission<br />

is free for club members, and guests are welcome<br />

for only $5 per person. Bring your own snacks<br />

and beverages and wear appropriate dance shoes.<br />

We now have more than 130 members and<br />

offer seven classes a week ranging from basic line<br />

dance steps to advanced choreography. See the<br />

Fitness Calendar in this issue for days and times.<br />

Club dues are $15 a year plus an additional $10<br />

monthly fee, which you pay only when you are<br />

in residence and attending classes.<br />

For more information or to make a reservation<br />

for the <strong>February</strong> dance party, contact Barb at<br />

760-636-0701. Fliers are also available in display<br />

racks in front of the Lifestyle desk or outside class<br />

in the Aerobics Studio.<br />

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Mah Jongg<br />

Our “winter” season has arrived.<br />

Our snowbirds are back! The best<br />

place to be is in the Montecito Clubhouse every<br />

Wednesday from 12:30–3:30 pm. Our Mah Jongg<br />

lessons have resumed; call Babs Bloomgarden<br />

760-393-2056. Lessons are from 10 am – 12 pm<br />

on Wednesdays before our regular game.<br />

See you soon!<br />

Men’s Club Golf<br />

There is lots of golf to be<br />

played yet this season. The team<br />

match play championship is currently<br />

underway. The annual Can-Am Cup, a spirited<br />

competition between the Canadians and<br />

Americans, is scheduled for <strong>February</strong> 9. The<br />

weekend of March 3 – 4 is the Member/Guest<br />

Tournament followed by the popular<br />

Member/Member Tournament on March 8. On<br />

March 15 – 16, the competition for the Club<br />

Championship will be played; and March 29 is<br />

the Al Hodgkins Cup Playoff.<br />

The <strong>Shadow</strong> <strong>Hills</strong> Men’s Golf Club plays<br />

competitive golf every Thursday morning. If you<br />

are interested in joining a fun, competitive golfing<br />

group, you may contact the membership chairman,<br />

Pete Anderson, at 760-469-2086.<br />

Opera Club<br />

The Opera Club meets on the<br />

first Wednesday of the month at<br />

6 pm. We begin each meeting with<br />

a brief overview of the opera selected for that<br />

month, and then sit back and enjoy a filmed<br />

version.<br />

Our <strong>February</strong> opera is Ernani by Giuseppe<br />

Verdi. Set in 16th century Spain, the hero is an<br />

aristocrat disguised as an outlaw who is leading a<br />

revolt against the king, Don Carlo. Having<br />

blamed the king for his own father’s death,<br />

Ernani longs for revenge. Don Carlo is pursuing<br />

Elvira, the woman Ernani loves (and who loves<br />

him in return) – but Elvira is set to marry her<br />

aged uncle, Silva, whom she loathes, and she<br />

longs for Ernani to come and take her away. The<br />

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revolt fails, a plan to seek vengeance is agreed upon, an<br />

oath is taken, and our hero does not end happily in this<br />

opera. But the music is glorious! If you love opera, or<br />

think you may learn to love it, why not join us on<br />

Wednesday, <strong>February</strong> 1? All residents are welcome.<br />

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Pairs 9-Hole Golf Club<br />

We are the new Pairs 9-Hole Golf<br />

Club. Our club’s mission is to share the<br />

love of golf in a social, friendly way. We<br />

will be playing on the North Course, and our<br />

golf season began November 10. We have a fun lineup<br />

of games and events planned. Our club does not require<br />

handicaps and is designed to provide golf for those of us<br />

who wish to have a relaxed, fun game.<br />

We encourage people to join by pairing up with a<br />

friend, be it two singles or couples. The new Bistro in the<br />

Santa Rosa Clubhouse is open, and we hope we will be<br />

able to get together there for many events. We will be<br />

playing at 1:30 pm on the second and fourth Thursday<br />

of the month. We will be using a shot-gun format. The<br />

cost of play will be $15 per person. Membership dues are<br />

$10 per person.<br />

All new and returning golfers to SCSH are welcome to<br />

join up. There will be a sign-up sheet in the Pro Shop.<br />

Please sign up by 3 pm on the Tuesday before we play.<br />

Our games will be at 1:30 pm on <strong>February</strong> 9 and<br />

<strong>February</strong> 23. Please sign in by 1:15 pm<br />

Applications can be found in our drawer at the Pro<br />

Shop on the South Course. Please put the completed<br />

applications in our mailbox at the Montecito Clubhouse<br />

or in our drawer at the Pro Shop. For more information<br />

about our new <strong>Sun</strong> <strong>City</strong> <strong>Shadow</strong>s <strong>Hills</strong> club, please<br />

contact Vivian Chertok at 760-772-9771 or email<br />

vchertok@yahoo.com.<br />

Pan<br />

Come join us in the Capistrano room at the Montecito<br />

Clubhouse on Mondays at 6:30 pm and on Thursdays at<br />

noon. We are looking forward to our continual growth<br />

and hope you will come by and say hello, we would love<br />

to meet you. If you want to learn the game of Pan,<br />

Beatrice Hersh will be giving instructions to new players<br />

and would love to hear from you. Beatrice’s cell phone<br />

number is 818-438-8369.<br />

For any other questions, please call our President,<br />

Thelma Levine, for details. Thelma’s phone number is<br />

760-610-2964. See you at the tables!<br />

Performing Arts<br />

We are one month into the year <strong>2012</strong><br />

and rehearsals for our next production,<br />

Who’s in Bed with the Butler, are well under way.<br />

The cast is “Clifton” - Earl Warner, “Agnes” - Rose<br />

Borses, “Susie Saint Clair” - Jennay Kleban, “Constance<br />

Olden” - Sharon Warner, “Roy Vance” - James<br />

Armstrong, “Josephine Sykes” - Shirley Renggli,<br />

“William Davis, Jr.” - Arnie Kleban, “Renee La Fleur” -<br />

Gwen Roy, “Marjorie Merivale” - Carol Rawls, and<br />

“Oscar” - playing himself??? Who is Oscar and, most<br />

important, where is he?<br />

Reserved seat tickets are available at the Montecito<br />

Clubhouse beginning in <strong>February</strong> and will be sold on<br />

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10 am – 1:00 pm.<br />

Performances are March 22, 23, 24, and 25.<br />

At the January 11 meeting, we enjoyed the fun of an<br />

Improv performance by Carolyn Little, Gloria Lash,<br />

Jerry Freedman, Gwen Roy, Mike Hanson, Paul Nilson,<br />

and Jane Gayer. Come on <strong>February</strong> 8 prepared to laugh<br />

again.<br />

New members are always welcome. Come and join in<br />

the fun. No performance experience required! If you are<br />

looking for an exciting new activity, our club’s for you.<br />

For information call Jane Gayer at 760-393-8352.<br />

Pet Club<br />

The Pet Club has had an active season<br />

this year with dinner speakers on pet<br />

rescue organizations and pet dental<br />

hygiene. Our January meeting was a potluck<br />

dinner with Barbara and Al Scharnhorst speaking about<br />

having your pet cared for when you are out of town. In<br />

<strong>February</strong>, we will hold the Fourth Annual Pet Expo on<br />

<strong>Sun</strong>day, <strong>February</strong> 12, from 9 am – 1 pm at the Montecito<br />

Clubhouse. The expo will feature exhibitors of products<br />

and services for pets, pet rescue organizations including<br />

animals for adoption, a K-9 demonstration, toenail<br />

clipping, microchipping, a silent auction, and other<br />

contests and prizes. Come and have a great time with<br />

many other pet lovers. For more information and to help<br />

before and during the event, contact Lynn Wallman at<br />

760-342-5495 or email l.wallman@yahoo.com.<br />

Last year the Safe House Committee provided temporary<br />

care for more than a dozen pets found in the community,<br />

many of which were safely returned to their owners. If<br />

you would like to help with this work, please contact Bob<br />

Sielski at 760-200-3193 or rsielski@verizon.net.<br />

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The Pet Club meets on the third Thursday of<br />

every month during the season, but will not have<br />

a <strong>February</strong> meeting because of the Pet Expo.<br />

Pickleball<br />

Let’s have some fun! The<br />

Pickleball Club is the newest<br />

club. Everyone is welcome!<br />

Don’t know how to play? We will<br />

teach you. Know how to play? We will give you<br />

the chance to meet and play with others. You<br />

may play twice before joining.<br />

For information call Gary at 760-501-0708,<br />

Janice at 314-497-3197, or email Barb at<br />

shepsgolf@aol.com.<br />

Rainbow Friends<br />

In January our members<br />

joined other residents of <strong>Shadow</strong><br />

<strong>Hills</strong> for a trip to Quartzsite,<br />

Arizona, to visit the gem show. It was a really fun<br />

trip, and we saw a lot of interesting sites both<br />

along the way and at the show.<br />

Our next meeting will be <strong>February</strong> 20 at<br />

7 pm in the Montecito Clubhouse. We will be<br />

featuring a very informative fire safety<br />

presentation given by Bill Kellett. Bill has been<br />

teaching fire safety for over 26 years and will have<br />

lots of good information to share with us. We’ll<br />

be learning how to prevent and put out fires and<br />

get lots of other safety tips.<br />

We’re a social group for our gay and lesbian<br />

residents and their friends and family and are<br />

always looking for more folks to come and join<br />

the fun. We’ve scheduled lots of exciting activities<br />

for our members including a billiards tournament,<br />

an evening of bocce ball, and a games<br />

night. Dues are $15 per year, and we’d love to<br />

see you at our next meeting.<br />

Readers Ink<br />

Readers Ink is a book<br />

discussion group. We choose a<br />

book to read each month and meet<br />

on the fourth Tuesday, from 2 – 4 pm, to review<br />

that month’s selection.<br />

In <strong>February</strong>, we will discuss The Immortal Life<br />

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of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot, a riveting<br />

story of the collision between ethics, race, and<br />

medicine; of scientific discovery; and of a daughter<br />

consumed with questions about the mother she<br />

never knew.<br />

Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists<br />

know her as HeLa. She was a poor black tobacco<br />

farmer whose cells (taken without her knowledge<br />

in 1951) became one of the most important tools<br />

in medicine, vital for developing the polio vaccine,<br />

cloning, gene mapping, in vitro fertilization, and<br />

more. Henrietta’s cells have been bought and sold<br />

by the billions, yet she remains virtually unknown;<br />

and her family can’t afford health insurance.<br />

This book was named by more than 60 critics<br />

as one of the best books of 2010, and it has won<br />

several awards for outstanding non-fiction.<br />

We look forward to an interesting meeting on<br />

<strong>February</strong> 28.<br />

All residents are welcome to join Readers Ink.<br />

For additional information, please call Merle<br />

Freedman at 760-345-2765.<br />

Retirement Club<br />

Our December 29 presentation<br />

covered reverse mortgages by<br />

Clay Behm, Metlife Bank. We learned<br />

there are choices for taking loan proceeds; one<br />

can minimize the costs; and how long retirement<br />

resources can be extended. Surprisingly, affluent<br />

people are using their homes to obtain reverse<br />

mortgage equity credit lines.<br />

Jeffrey Stoll, CPA, CFP ® , discussed the<br />

possibility of using reverse mortgage proceeds to<br />

fund extended health care needs. The topic<br />

covered current and projected costs for care in<br />

California, the impact on retirement savings, and<br />

planning considerations.<br />

On January 26, we watched a PBS program on<br />

the financial debt crisis in America. Through<br />

interviews with leading experts and insiders in<br />

government finance, the program investigated<br />

the causes, potential outcomes, and possible<br />

solutions to America’s $15 trillion debt.<br />

The purpose of the club is to promote financial<br />

literacy. Please attend if you are interested in<br />

learning how to improve your chances of building<br />

and funding a successful and happy retirement.<br />

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Financial illiterates are welcome. Topics of discussion will<br />

be related to all aspects of retirement planning presented<br />

in a simple manner. No individual investment or financial<br />

advice will be provided. However, please bring any<br />

questions that you are willing to discuss with the group.<br />

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RV Club<br />

No trips were planned for December;<br />

however we did have our holiday party<br />

in the Montecito ballroom with a<br />

barbeque dinner. Steve Blake provided the<br />

musical entertainment, and John Rosandich took holiday<br />

pictures of the members. The evening ended with a<br />

White Elephant Gift Exchange that everyone enjoyed.<br />

And our members donated over 50 toys for the Toys for<br />

Tots.<br />

In January, our trip was to the Cocopah RV Resort in<br />

Yuma, AZ. In <strong>February</strong>, we will be going to Verde, AZ,<br />

at the Distant Drums RV Resort. Our March Trip is Las<br />

Vegas to the Oasis RV Resort. And in April we will be<br />

going to the Fort McDowell RV Resort in Scottsdale,<br />

AZ. May will find us in Augunga, CA, at the Rancho<br />

California RV Resorts for the Memorial Day weekend.<br />

We’ll close out the year with a trip to Newport Beach,<br />

staying at the Newport Dunes RV Resort.<br />

The SCSHRV Club meets every third Wednesday<br />

of the month at 5:00 in the Mirada room. For further<br />

information on the SCSH RV Club activities, please<br />

contact Tom Thomas at 760-342-3282 or email<br />

stuffinskis@earthlink.net.<br />

Shall We All Dance<br />

Want to try something new this year?<br />

What about trying ballroom dancing…<br />

it’s a great way to have fun, meet new<br />

people, and exercise both your body and mind.<br />

• FEBRUARY DANCE LESSONS –<br />

Night Club Two Step<br />

Instructor: Gary Dubbs<br />

When: Mondays, <strong>February</strong> 6, 13, 20, 27<br />

Time: 3 – 4 pm<br />

Where: Aerobics Room, inside the Fitness Center<br />

Cost: $10 per person per class for members,<br />

$15 for non-members<br />

• VALENTINE’S DINNER DANCE<br />

When: Saturday, <strong>February</strong> 11<br />

Time: 6 – 9:30 pm<br />

Where: Main ballroom (Montecito Clubhouse)<br />

Cost: $30 per person members,<br />

$35 per person non-members<br />

Dance Band: The Carmen Duo<br />

vocal and blues vintage electric guitar<br />

Tickets are available at the Lifestyle Desk<br />

in the Montecito Clubhouse.<br />

Seating is limited to 150 (If you want to sit together,<br />

tickets need to be purchased together).<br />

• DANCE CLUB INFORMATION<br />

Find more information in the “roundabout displays”<br />

at the Montecito Clubhouse and Fitness Center, and in<br />

the new Santa Rosa Clubhouse (dance lessons schedule,<br />

dance club events, and membership forms).<br />

Solos Club<br />

The SCSH Solos Club holds a<br />

general/social meeting on the third<br />

<strong>Sun</strong>day of the month. Our next meeting<br />

will be on <strong>February</strong> 19 at 5 pm. Besides our<br />

general meeting, we normally have three recurring events<br />

each month. On the first <strong>Sun</strong>day of the month, we have<br />

our brunch at a nearby restaurant. Second, we have our<br />

Mystery Happy Hour. We meet at the Montecito<br />

Clubhouse at 4 pm, when the location is revealed and we<br />

carpool there. And last, every Friday we congregate at<br />

The <strong>Shadow</strong>s restaurant to socialize over a drink.<br />

At our general meeting, we plan larger events such as<br />

dinner at the Top of the Tram, dinner and the Palm<br />

Springs Follies, or a cruise in the Caribbean in January.<br />

As you can see, these events are geared for solos to meet<br />

other solos and have fun together. If you are a solo, we<br />

invite you to come join us. Members get a monthly<br />

newsletter highlighting our events for the month. The<br />

newsletter can also be found on the rounders. We look<br />

forward to meeting you!<br />

Stitchin’ & Stampin’<br />

For this year, the Stampin’ group will<br />

try a new approach in their card making.<br />

On the first Monday, they’ll make a<br />

holiday card for the nearest holiday or a Christmas card.<br />

On the second Monday, a birthday card. On the third<br />

Monday, a thank you card. On the fourth Monday, a<br />

sympathy or get well card. On the fifth Monday, a project<br />

of stamper’s choice; this could be any kind of project as<br />

well as a card.<br />

Members participation is welcome in presenting<br />

demonstrations, or members can work on their own<br />

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projects independently. Let Martha Horner have<br />

your ideas or input to these suggestions.<br />

This group and the Stitchin’ group meet from<br />

12:30 pm on Mondays in the Cambria and<br />

Mirada rooms at the Montecito Clubhouse, and<br />

the quilting group also meets on Wednesday<br />

mornings at 9 am. Newcomers are welcome.<br />

Table Tennis Club<br />

The Table Tennis Club meets<br />

in the Santa Rosa Clubhouse.<br />

We have two rooms: the Newport<br />

and the Pismo.<br />

New members are welcome to join us. You may<br />

play twice before joining if you would like to<br />

check it out. Membership is $15 per year. You<br />

need to wear comfortable clothing and proper<br />

gym shoes. No sandals.<br />

We play four days a week: Wednesday from<br />

12 – 2:30 pm; Saturday from 12 – 2 pm; and<br />

Friday and <strong>Sun</strong>day from 3 – 6 pm. Come join us<br />

in the new location. It is a good workout for<br />

mind and body.<br />

Tennis Club<br />

<strong>February</strong> is a busy month for<br />

tennis; the majority of our<br />

members have returned for the<br />

season, and all of our programs active.<br />

Our tennis club programs are open to all<br />

members in good standing. Dues are a nominal<br />

$20 per person per year. Membership forms are<br />

available at the Fitness Center kiosk. Membership<br />

forms and checks can be deposited in the club<br />

mailbox in the Montecito Clubhouse. Paid<br />

members will receive email information about<br />

upcoming events and programs.<br />

For specific programs please contact:<br />

• Men’s 3.5/4.0 Ladder and Round Robin –<br />

Roy Wanbon at roywanbon007@gmail.com;<br />

• Women’s Ladder and Mixed Doubles –<br />

Angela Fiori at angelafiori2003@yahoo.com;<br />

• Women’s Round Robin –<br />

Linda Aasen at laasen3730@aol.com;<br />

• Men’s Drop-in & Round Robin 2.5/3.4 –<br />

Ben Weissbach at ben11169@dc.rr.com;<br />

• Mixed Doubles 4.0 level –<br />

Tony Halpin at witennisbums@yahoo.com.<br />

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A club social will be held this month at the<br />

clubhouse after mixed doubles tennis.<br />

For general information or a membership<br />

forms via email, contact President Marje Burdine<br />

at mburdine@telus.net or Vice President Bob<br />

Belluomini at rmbelluomini@yahoo.com.<br />

Travel Club<br />

We are planning a five-country<br />

African trip, Nov. 7–19, <strong>2012</strong>.<br />

This trip will be amazing. All of<br />

the accommodations will be deluxe<br />

hotels and lodges. There will be no tents. Check<br />

out the details and the low price by picking up<br />

a flyer at the Lifestyle desk. Come to our<br />

<strong>February</strong> 29 meeting at 4 pm in the Montecito<br />

Clubhouse to get more details.<br />

We also have two day trips. Come with us to<br />

San Diego Harbor to see the USS Midway at a<br />

cost of $54 on <strong>February</strong> 21. Finally, we will go<br />

to the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood on<br />

April 28 to see the show Billy Elliot. We have<br />

front orchestra seats. This trip costs $ 139.<br />

Come to our <strong>February</strong> 29 meeting to sign<br />

up for any of these trips. The guest speaker at<br />

the <strong>February</strong> meeting will be Betty White (not<br />

that one) from Globus to speak about Avalon<br />

Waterway tours.<br />

Mark your calendar for our March 25 meeting.<br />

It is one you should not miss. Our guest speaker<br />

is Chuck from “In the Bag” in Palm Desert.<br />

He runs a GREAT travel seminar with all the<br />

“do’s and don’ts” of travel.<br />

Our yearly dues are only $5 per person.<br />

Call Jerry Irwin at 760-289-6748 or email<br />

ongreenpar@dc.rr.com.<br />

Tutta Bella Vino<br />

Are you ready to have a<br />

unique wine experience? If so,<br />

you’ll want to join us at our wine<br />

tasting on Saturday, <strong>February</strong> 25, at 7 pm in the<br />

Montecito Ballroom. The evening’s theme will<br />

be “Wines Off the Beaten Path,” and we’ll taste<br />

an interesting selection of three white and three<br />

red wines. Our Chardonnay is normally only<br />

available in high-end Bay Area restaurants and<br />

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not usually available for retail sale. And one of our red<br />

wines is known as the Pope’s wine and has origins that<br />

can be traced back to the late 1700s. Talk about old<br />

vines!<br />

The cost for this tasting is $21 per person and includes<br />

a small plate of food paired with each wine. All wines,<br />

which are all moderately priced under $20, will be<br />

available for purchase.<br />

Event fliers are available on the rounders by the<br />

Lifestyle desk, or you can print one off from the club’s<br />

webpage. Complete the form, attach your check made<br />

out to SCSH Tutta Bella Vino, and drop it off at the<br />

club’s NEW mailbox in the hallway that is adjacent to the<br />

billiard tables. Registration deadline is <strong>February</strong> 18.<br />

Any questions, please send an email to<br />

tuttabellavino@yahoo.com or call Mary Lou Phillips at<br />

760-636-1864.<br />

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Ukulele Strummers<br />

Come join us and learn to play the<br />

ukulele! Ann Olsen teaches beginner chord<br />

playing every Wednesday at 12 pm – free!<br />

Come by the Mirada room to listen or ask questions.<br />

Then you can join the regular group at 1:00 pm. A few<br />

chords get you started right away.<br />

Buying a ukulele is not on the scale of buying a car, but<br />

there are a few considerations you need to know. Ann,<br />

or any regular member of the Strummers, can help you.<br />

If you’re computer literate you might check out some<br />

websites that feature everything you need to know about<br />

buying or playing a uke. Here are two: cooluke.com,<br />

ukuleleworld.com.<br />

Also, check out Jake Shimabukuro playing “Ukulele<br />

Weeps”: youtube.com/watch?v=puSkP3uym5k. You’ll<br />

see what a neat little instrument a simple ukulele can be!<br />

It’s brain-enhancing, finger-nimbling, and just plain fun<br />

to sing and play all kinds of great music.<br />

Veterans Club<br />

Unlike many veterans groups, this club<br />

is not about rehashing war experiences.<br />

Our club is about assisting members and<br />

their spouses, as well as all our neighbors. We sponsor<br />

speakers to make veterans aware of the many benefits<br />

they have earned while serving their country. The club<br />

has also established a reference file with the many<br />

agencies that deal with the elderly, including veterans.<br />

The club provides services to the SCSH community:<br />

Veterans Day in the fall; a highly successful Toys-For-Tots<br />

drive to begin winter; and our Memorial Day flagraising<br />

ceremony in the spring – providing recognition to those<br />

who have served. The flag display in the lobby of the<br />

Montecito Clubhouse is courtesy of our club.<br />

We also offer US flag disposal for worn flags as well as<br />

the sale of new flags. And finally, we offer an e-newsletter<br />

to our members with the latest information concerning<br />

veterans and club happenings, making this newsletter a<br />

“must have.”<br />

Our meetings are on the third Tuesday of the month.<br />

Our next meeting will be on <strong>February</strong> 21 at 7 pm. Hope<br />

to see you there – God Bless America!<br />

For more information, contact Shaun Casey at<br />

kcnca@aol.com.<br />

Women’s Golf Club<br />

Happy Lunar New Year! This is the<br />

year of the Dragon. Power, strength, and<br />

good luck are yours if you were born in<br />

1928, 1940, 1952, see the pattern?<br />

“Go Run” member-guest day is <strong>February</strong> 8. Come join<br />

the fun Joyce Johnson, Vivian Rayson, and Susan Moss<br />

have planned for us.<br />

This month you can pick another member and<br />

enjoy two days of golfing with your buddy in the<br />

member/member event, <strong>February</strong> 15 and 22. If you’re<br />

new to the club, we’ll match you up with another great<br />

member. Our general meeting is <strong>February</strong> 15.<br />

New to <strong>Shadow</strong> <strong>Hills</strong>? Membership forms are available<br />

in the Pro Shop, on the website, or from Julie Kelly, our<br />

membership chairperson, at 760-469-2921.<br />

We golf every Wednesday (sign up online) and have a<br />

casual game on Friday (sign up in the Pro Shop). General<br />

meetings are usually the third Wednesday of each month.<br />

Check our website (shwgc.com) for more information.<br />

Writer’s Club<br />

Try your hand at writing that story<br />

you have always wanted to tell. The new<br />

Writer’s Club is now meeting twice a<br />

month on Thursdays in the Santa Rosa<br />

Clubhouse. For each meeting we ask that you bring<br />

along one to three pages of something you have written.<br />

Everyone reads their work to the group and we critique<br />

it (gently), offering ideas and sometimes direction. This<br />

helps us to improve our writing.<br />

Fiction, non-fiction, memoirs, autobiographies,<br />

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screenplays, it does not matter what you are<br />

writing, but the fact that you are. The purpose of<br />

our Writer’s Club is to encourage each other to<br />

write on a regular basis. It does not matter if you<br />

are writing for therapy or if you have ambitions<br />

to have your work published, all are welcome to<br />

try their hand. Write a page a day for a year and<br />

you have a book!<br />

Each meeting we will discuss different aspects<br />

of writing drawn from articles and websites. We<br />

will look at different avenues of getting our<br />

writing in front of a wider audience: blogs, selfpublishing,<br />

and competitions.<br />

For information: call Tony at 760-775-9521 or<br />

email antiqphoto@gmail.com.<br />

<strong>February</strong> meetings are on the 2nd and 16th in<br />

the Santa Rosa Clubhouse at 10 am.<br />

Resident Groups<br />

Democrats of SCSH<br />

The Democrats of SCSH will<br />

meet <strong>February</strong> 22 at 6 pm in<br />

the Montecito Clubhouse,<br />

Capistrano room. Our featured<br />

speaker, Justin Brooks, knows why<br />

innocent people sometimes end up in state<br />

prison. As the director of the California<br />

Innocence Project at San Diego’s California<br />

Western School of Law, he deals regularly with<br />

the fallout from the flaws in our justice system.<br />

The 12 students in the CIP at California Western<br />

not only learn the workings of criminal law, they<br />

also take on actual cases where they may have a<br />

shot at proving innocence.<br />

“The number one cause of wrongful conviction<br />

in the United States and in the world is<br />

misidentification.” Brooks has devoted 10 years<br />

to trying to explain that to others! Come, listen,<br />

and learn from his perspective!<br />

In January, we were honored to have Coachella<br />

Valley-raised Raul Ruiz, MD, an International<br />

Emergency Medicine Specialist, speak to us<br />

about his new career direction into national<br />

politics and his hope of representing all of us in<br />

the House after <strong>2012</strong>.<br />

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If you are a Democrat, or Independent, we<br />

encourage you to join our group so you can also<br />

be kept up-to-date via email on important,<br />

progressive issues.<br />

For further information, contact our president,<br />

Stacia Armstrong, at 760-469-3995.<br />

Republicans of SCSH<br />

The Republican Group of<br />

SCSH will hold its next meeting<br />

Thursday, <strong>February</strong> 9, at the<br />

Montecito Clubhouse at 7 pm.<br />

Our special guest speaker is Retired<br />

Lt. General Herb Temple. He is a veteran of<br />

Korea, Japan, Europe, and Central America; and<br />

he also spent time at the Pentagon.<br />

If you have not paid your <strong>2012</strong> dues, please do<br />

so. They are $25 for each person or $40 for each<br />

person for two years. We now have our own<br />

mailbox at the Montecito Clubhouse where you<br />

can put your checks.<br />

Mark your calendars for the next few Thursdays.<br />

We will meet March 8, April 12, and May 10.<br />

We are looking for officers for the <strong>2012</strong>/2014<br />

season. Won’t you consider it?<br />

Please call our President, Mike Cohen, if you<br />

have any further questions at 760-345-3636.<br />

Clubs in Formation<br />

Motorcycle Rides<br />

Motorcycle riders (guys and gals), it’s time to<br />

do our weekly rides. We leave from the<br />

Montecito Clubhouse at 10 am every Wednesday<br />

morning. We would like to have you on board!<br />

Join us for some fun times on two wheels with<br />

the wind in your face.<br />

Call Bob Mastrangelo at 760-636-0093 or<br />

Dick Mathison at 760-393-8485.<br />

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BY FRANCINE WALLACE<br />

GENERAL SALES MANAGER<br />

PULTEGROUP/DEL WEBB<br />

Grand Opening was a Smash Hit<br />

I’m thrilled to report that the public Grand<br />

Opening of our new Living Well Collection of<br />

model homes was a smash hit. On Saturday,<br />

January 14 we had more than 1,200 people visit<br />

the new Sales Center in Phase III to tour our new<br />

models as well as the Santa Rosa Clubhouse.<br />

At the model park we had a live 10-piece Big<br />

Band, light refreshments and a wide range of<br />

“treats,” massage chairs, and even members of<br />

the Tutta Bella Vino club pouring wine in the<br />

backyard of one of the new models. At the Santa<br />

Rosa Clubhouse there were fitness, dance and<br />

computer classes as well as ice cream treats. Big<br />

thanks to the members of 10 other clubs who<br />

were there to talk about their lifestyle activities.<br />

And meanwhile a Steel Drum band gave the<br />

whole party a fun, cruise-ship ambiance.<br />

Wanting to learn all we could from those<br />

attending, we had event personnel among the<br />

crowds to survey people about their impressions.<br />

We’re still tabulating those responses, but I can<br />

tell you the reactions were overwhelmingly<br />

positive. People seemed to love the wide range<br />

of home plans available — virtually something for<br />

everyone — as well as the overriding theme of<br />

these homes, which are designed to facilitate<br />

entertaining, rejuvenation, and connecting with<br />

others.<br />

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All of us at Del Webb would like to thank our<br />

Resident Ambassadors who volunteered to help<br />

with this event. Thank you! We would also like<br />

to thank the Community Association — the<br />

Board of Directors, management and staff — for<br />

their support, cooperation and assistance. This<br />

was truly a team effort.<br />

With the Grand Opening behind us, we’re<br />

excited to see what the rest of the “high-season”<br />

brings to <strong>Sun</strong> <strong>City</strong> <strong>Shadow</strong> <strong>Hills</strong>. This is the time<br />

of year when the Coachella Valley sees its most<br />

visitors, and probably when you do too. When<br />

friends or family come to town, why not bring<br />

them over to see our new models? Remember<br />

we’ve extended our Friend Referral Program<br />

though all of <strong>2012</strong>.<br />

And if you’re interested in a new home plan for<br />

yourself, we have a new Repeat New Buyer<br />

Rewards Program that includes design studio<br />

upgrades. Of course, some conditions apply with<br />

both these programs, but just come by the Sales<br />

Center and we’ll be happy to help.<br />

Hope to see you soon!<br />

Francine<br />

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