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The Sunflower Communicator

 April 13, 2018 Volume 8, Number 16 

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The Latest News


   Topics included in this issue:

  1. Chorale Spring Concert - 4/19 & 4/20/18
  2. Travel Club Membership Mtg - 4/17/18
  3. 2018 Fine Arts and Crafts Festival
  4. Genealogy Club Meeting - 4/17/18
  5. Culinary Club Meeting - 4/30/18
  6. May Potluck - 5/10/18
  7. Romeo Pasty Party - 4/24/18
  8. Using the HOA technology
  9. Vintage Gardeners Field Trip  - 4/16/18
  10. Yard Sale Bonus - 4/14/17
  11. Silverwood Duo - 4/15/18
  12. Tech Club Meeting  - 4/18/18
  13. Tech Help - 4/14/18
  14. CIF Ad-Hoc Committee Formation

   Please see below...

1. SUNFLOWER CHORALE SPRING CONCERT: The Sunflower Chorale, under the direction of Barbara Honn, invites you to its Spring Fling concert on April 19th and 20th. The concert starts at 4:30pm in the Fiesta Room. Audience seating is first-come/first-served, and seating is limited. Your past donations have allowed the chorale to purchase music and continue to offer community concerts free of charge. Thank You! again, as in the past, donations are encouraged and will be accepted at the performance. Mark your calendars and plan to enjoy the musical talents of your Sunflower neighbors!

2. TRAVEL CLUB MEMBERSHIP MEETING:  For those who signed up...don't forget to come to our Membership meeting on April 17th at 6:00pm. The meeting will be over by 8:00pm. Pre-registration was required. 

The 18th annual Fine Arts and Crafts Festival is scheduled this year and on November 2nd and 3rd. The application is available at the front desk and also online at www.sunflowerliving.com. Go to resident information, scroll down to forms and click Fine Arts Festival for the application. You will also be able to fill out the application online and then print it. Get your application in early to secure your favorite spot. 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.

GENEALOGY CLUB MEETING:  Attention Genealogy Club Members: Please try to make the meeting on Tuesday, April 17 at 2p.m. This is a focus meeting where we will be discussing and voting on what the members want and expect this club to be for them. Your input is very important. There will also be a presentation on "Best Practices for Setting Up a Family Tree". Shouldn't be missed. Looking forward to seeing you.
5.  CULINARY CLUB MEETING: The Culinary Club meeting this month is a trip to Alfonso Gourmet Olive Oil and Balsamics (7854 N Oracle Road). The owner will be giving us information and a 10%  discount. The trip is on April 30th. We will be leaving the Village Center at 10:30am. Please sign up at the front desk before April 24th. Culinary Club members, alums and interested residents are welcome. If there are questions call Mary Milbrath 572-2086.

6.POTLUCK COMMITTEE:  The May potluck will be on May 10th. We are calling it the May Flowers Potluck and tickets will be on sale April 25th and May 2nd from 10 to 12 in the lobby of the Village Center. Tickets are $2 per person unless you bring a main dish and then 2 tickets are free. We hope to see you there to celebrate spring! Questions to Lillian Fraire 977-5026.

7. ROMEO PASTY DINNER PARTY - OPEN TO ALL SUNFLOWER RESIDENTS:  Ladies (and Men too) - this is the last issue of the Communicator before reservations will close (4/18/18) for the Tuesday, April 24th Pasty Dinner. Pasty Dinners are available in two sizes and four varieties. Make your selection and prepay before noon, April 18th. A list of ingredients (except salt and pepper) is available for your review at the main desk at the Village Center. Frozen pasties are being offered too. Dinners are $7 and $10. Frozen pasties are $4 and $7. Cash only and exact change will be appreciated.   

8. USING THE HOA TECHNOLOGY: There was been some issues with the use of the technology equipment supplied by the Association. Please observe the following:
Do not use any equipment other than what is provided. Do not use your own wireless mouse, use the wired one provided. The only outside equipment allowed is a flash drive to load your presentation files.

Use only the software provided on those computers. Do not download and install any software. If you need something added, please submit a request through the manager.

Do not disconnect any cables, lines, Ethernet connections, etc. This equipment is pre-configured to work with what it is attached to and moving any of those lines around makes it hard on the next group trying to use the equipment.

Do not disconnect devices to hook up another computer. When webcasting, screen share only works with the computer that is there and will not show something on another computer. The data projector is optimized to work with the computer on the cart as is the TV in the conference room.

Do not change any settings on the computers, cameras, projectors or TV.  Turning off screen sharing because you don’t need it doesn’t do the next user any good when they cannot understand why their screen isn’t showing up on the TV. 

Do not move or remove equipment. Constantly moving the laptop in the conference room from one side to the other is stressing the HDMI output port and it is starting to work intermittently. 

If using the wireless microphones, either the HOA ones or the tech club ones, remember to turn them OFF when finished and leave everything behind to be properly stored. If borrowing the tech club microphones for your own club event, bring your own 9V batteries.

Most importantly, if  you do not know  how to use the equipment provided, please ask Julie Hoover to put you in touch with someone who can teach you. The HOA is trying to keep the most current technology available to the community but cannot do so if pieces of it are being broken or walked off with.   Thank you for your cooperation.

9. VINTAGE GARDENERS FIELD TRIP: Remember to sign up at the Village Center by Saturday, the 14th for the Reid Park Rose Garden and Gazebo field trip. It'll be a treat time with the roses, plus Terry Swartz, Pres. of the Tucson Rose Society will address how to "Grow Roses in the Desert". SIGN-UP now and meet Monday the 16th at the Center at 9:45am, we will leave at 10am. Plenty of car space so no need to drive....Bring a sandwich and drink for a noon picnic. Chips and dessert to be provided. Questions: Call Effie at 744-5152.

10. YARD SALE BONUS:  Please plan to visit the Vintage Gardeners Saturday Sale at 8107 W Blowing Tumbleweed Place. We have not only plants, but tools, grills, furniture, lamps, kitchen items and everything you can think of!! Help our fund-raiser for the good of the Sunflower Community. We'll look for YOU! Thanks Sharon Nelson 812-7357.

11. SILVERWOOD DUO:  Please join us in the Fiesta Room on Sunday, April 15th at 2:30pm till 3:30pm for the performance of Silverwood Duo. Renee Bond plays the flute and Paige Jackson plays the guitar. Silverwood Duo brings the rich tradition of classical chamber music to their audiences. Tickets are available at the door for $10.00.

12. TECH CLUB MEETING: Want to save some serious money even if you don't "cut the cord" with your cable or satellite TV provider? Lots of Tech Club members have done just that, with no loss of service, reliability or features. You can do it too! Come find out how. Also learn about home security cameras, and how easy it is to use the computer lab. Wednesday, April 18th at 10am.

13. TECH HELP:  David Koplik from Marana High School will be available to assist you this Saturday, April 14th from 2 to 4pm. He will be in the Sunflower Tech Lab.

14. CIF AD-HOC COMMITTEE FORMATION:  The Board is forming an ad-hoc committee to determine what the next Community Improvement Project(s) will be. If interested in being part of the committee, please complete a  Sunflower Committee Volunteer form and submit the form to Julie Hoover by May 4th. The form is available at the Reception Desk or online at


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