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The Sunflower Communicator

 March 16, 2018 Volume 8, Number 12 

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The Latest News


   Topics included in this issue:

  1. Travel Club Palm Springs Trip - 3/20/18
  2. Sunflower Genealogy Society - 3/2/0/18
  3. 2018 Fine Arts and Crafts Festival
  4. Fitness Club & Music Under the Stars - 3/24/18
  5. Singles and Friends - 3/17/18
  6. Tech Club Meeting - 3/21/18
  7. ROMEO Pasty Party - 4/24/18
  8. Doug, Sly & Washboard Marge-3/24/18
  9. Rollicking Karaoke  - 3/20/18
  10. April Potluck - 4/12/18
  11. Casino Trip - 4/9/18
  12. Pickleball and Volleyball News
  13. Reserve Funding Workshop - 3/28/18 
  14. Member Review of Revised policy 4.05

   Please see below...

1. PALM SPRINGS TRAVEL CLUB TRIP: For those who are going on the Palm Springs trip next week: The bus will leave Sunflower at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday and should return no later than 8:00 p.m. on Friday.  Call Nancy Hrigora at 810-923-4117 with any questions. Please note that there will be NO SALES DESK next week. The next one will be on Wednesday, April 4th from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. REMINDER: Bus will leave sharply at 8 AM on Tuesday 3/20. Luggage will be loaded starting at 7:30 am. ALL luggage must be tagged with travelers First & Last Name - easily seen. Closed shoes are encouraged for Wednesday's trip to the Living Desert Zoo.
Wednesday is on your own to explore the area. Limited Bus transportation to & from either the Palm Springs Air Museum or The Palm Springs Tramway MAY be available on Wednesday based on group interest. There will be no Desert Street Fair stop on Friday, so expect to be back in Sunflower by 6 pm. Any questions or concerns contact Nancy Hrigora   810-923-4117.

2. SUNFLOWER GENEALOGY SOCIETY: At the March 20th meeting master preservationist, Paulette Weiser, will present “Archiving Practices,” where she will explain the most effective ways to preserve and store all those family treasures and the dos and don'ts of storage and display. The meeting is Tuesday, March 20 at 2 p.m. in the Fiesta Room. All Sunflower residents are invited to join our club. And don’t forget to take advantage of our Monday mentoring sessions from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Great News! The 18th annual Fine Arts and Crafts Festival is scheduled this year and will be held on November 2nd and 3rd. The application will be available March 1, 2018 at the front desk and online. Good News! You will be able to fill out the application online and then print it. To print and fill out the online application you will need to goto www.sufnlwoerliving. com, resident information, scroll down to forms and click Fine Arts and Crafts Festival for the application. We will do our best to place you in the location you request, however we cannot hold your spot from the previous year assuming you'll be participating this year, that's why it's a good idea to get your application in early. We are encouraging any new artists and crafters to join us this year. It's really a lot of fun! *Please note that your checks need to be made out to Linda Jordan. If you have any questions, you can call Linda Jordan, Committee chair at 520-572-1705.

FITNESS CLUB AND MUSIC UNDER THE STARS: The Station will be providing dinner at Music Under the Stars on March 24. Due to the overwhelming success at the fall event, we will begin serving at 5:00 with the music beginning at 5:30. Menu items include: hamburgers, cheeseburgers, hot dog, chips and a drink for $7.00 and ice cream sundaes, root beer floats for $5.00. Thank you for supporting the Fitness Club.
5.  SINGLES AND FRIENDS: For those coming to our St. Patrick’s Day dinner this Saturday, please bring your money to purchase tickets for next month’s event. Tickets will be on sale for our “Spring Fling” that will be held on Saturday April 21st. We will have a Ham dinner that will include Macaroni and Cheese in case you don’t eat pork. We will also have entertainment by The Latest Traditions trio consisting of two Appalachian Mountain dulcimers and a guitar. The price is $10.

6.TECH CLUB MEETING: Here’s a scary thought: Computer Viruses! What do you do if you Get one?? Also - ever hear of Apple AirPods? (Do they work? Should I get some?). And, did you know there’s tons of great info on the club website? (There is?? How do I find it?) Don’t let technology get you confused; come get informed on these issues instead. Wednesday, March 21, 10am.

7. ROMEO PASTY DINNER PARTY - OPEN TO ALL SUNFLOWER RESIDENTS:  Last May the group had a Pasty Picnic for men only.  This time we are having a dinner in the Fiesta Room at 5PM on Tuesday, April 24th that is open to everyone. Reservations will close on April 18th unless sold out sooner.Pasties are a flaky crusted pie that last year's attendees really enjoyed. There will be four varieties and two sizes available.  Dinner includes the pasty, service items and dessert. It is a bring your own beverage party. See the March Suncatcher for the ingredients in each Pasty variety. Choose the variety and size you want and prepay at the Village Center. Large dinner is $10 and small is $7. You may also pre-order frozen pasties to take home. Exact cash please.

8. DOUG, SLY AND WASHBOARD MARGE: On Saturday, March 24th, Doug, Sly and Washboard Marge will perform in the Fiesta Room at
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Tickets for the performance will be sold on Wednesday,  March 21st, from 1:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m. for $10.00. They perform bluegrass and familiar music from the good old days with panache and humor. Come and join us for a fun afternoon!

9. ROLLICKING KARAOKE: Over 40 Happy, Shiny People clapped to the beat as Singers & Table Singers sang along to a Fun-filled evening of Karaoke Favorites last month. Add some weeknight variety to your routine and Hop over to the Center for Host Louie’s Karaoke on Tuesday evening, March 20th, at 6:30pm.

10. APRIL POTLUCK: Tickets for the "C & C" April 12th potluck will go on sale Monday, March 26th, 1-3 PM and Wednesday, April 5th from 10-12 AM.  "C & C" will feature Chili and Chicken.Don't like Chili, come on down we will have something for everybody. For further information, contact Sharyn Fincher, 520/665-8830.

11. CASINO TRIP: Our spring casino trip is coming!!!! We are planning our trip for April 9TH. We will be going to Casino del Sol. Most of you probably know this is a local casino, so it will take less time to get there. However, they do not fund a bus. The cost for this trip is $10. The comps they are offering are $10 in free slot play and $16 in a food voucher. The voucher can be used in any of their food locations. We will depart from Sunflower at 9:30 in the morning and leave the casino at 2:30. We will not be signing up at the desk in the usual manner.  We will be selling tickets for this trip on March 24 from 10 to 12. We will also sell on April 3, if needed. We cannot accept checks ---cash only-- please bring $10 bills, if possible. THANKS! If we do not get enough people to fund the bus we will cancel and your money will be refunded. If we are going, and you cannot attend, you need to find your own substitute. We won't be able to refund the money because we'll be paying for the bus with that money. Last time we went there, it wasn't a problem. We expect that we will have enough folks!
12. PICKLEBALL NEWS: Congratulations to Bernadette Bruner for winning a bronze medal in Women's Doubles, skill level 4.0/age 70+, in the Southern AZ Senior Pickleball Games in Green Valley and a gold medal in Women's Doubles, skill level 4.0/age 70+, at the Venture Out Super Senior Pickleball Tournament. Way to go Bernie!

VOLLEYBALL NEWS: Peter Marzea won a bronze medal in the Green Valley Southern AZ Senior Sand Volleyball games. Congratulations Peter!

Monday, March 28th at 10:00am  in the Fiesta Room.Many people would be surprised at how different our accounting is because we have a Reserve Fund. Did you know that when Sunflower buys buildings and equipment, the money disappears from our Balance Sheet? Even if you have not laid awake at night wondering about this, you may learn a lot from this workshop. The workshop is aimed at the Sunflower Board, PRAC and Finance Committee, but any resident is invited to come. You will learn the mysteries of invisible assets, the rise of obligations and the odd effect of spending reserve money. It is actually even more interesting than it sounds. Coffee and treats will be served.

14. MEMBER REVIEW OF POLICY 4.05 REVISION: Pursuant to Policy 2.01, Policy 4.05 has been amended and is hereby available for comments by the Association membership. Comments may be made on the blank pages behind the policy. The policy is out for public review on the coffee table located between the Craft Room and Tech Center.


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