The Sunflower Communicator

April 8, 2021     Volume 11 Number 14
Keeping the Sunflower Community informed with the latest news and announcements.

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  1. Sign-up Reminders
  2. Election Committee
  3. Landscape Committee
  4. Water Aerobics Update
  5. Ping Pong
  6. Yoga Club
  7. Tech Club
  8. Sunflower Community Veterans Club Cookout
  9. Sunflower Genealogy Society

1.      SIGN-UP REMINDERS: A few reminders when signing up for the amenities (pool, fitness center, tech room or billiards). If you have reserved a time slot for one of the amenities and will not be able to make it, please cancel your reservation. Two ways you can do so, log back in and cancel or you can call the Village Center at 520-572-9780 and one of the staff members will assist. Due to the limited spaces, this will help allow those that would like to sign up the opportunity to do so.
Also, please remember the times of the sessions. We ask that everyone be mindful of when coming and going on time. If anyone is coming in earlier before the time session begins, cleaning may be still in progress. If anyone is staying later after the time session has ended, this will delay the cleaning process for the next time session. Furthermore, staying later on the last session of the day will only delay the staff. We ask that you please leave on time.
We appreciate everyone's cooperation and patience as we are extending the hours of the Village Center from 7:00am-7:00pm Monday thru Saturday and opening up more of the facility to allow clubs and non-clubs to utilize the Fiesta Room, Craft Room and Back Patio starting April 12th. To reserve one of the rooms please contact Margie at 520-572-9780.    
2.         ELECTION COMMITTEE ON THE CIF ELECTION PROCESS: The Electronic and Paper Ballot voting for the CIF "SUNSATIONAL PROJECTS" closes at 5:00pm on Monday, April 19th. As a Sunflower homeowner, if you have not yet voted, please do so NOW before the deadline. If you are returning your paper ballot by U.S. Mail, the postmark deadline is Monday, April 12, 2021. If you would like to review the projects being voted on, they are in the March Special Edition of the SunCatcher which may be picked up in the rack by the Front Desk or ask the Front Desk attendant for a copy. The summary of the projects is also found on the website.
Be sure to cast your ballot by Monday, April 19, 2021 before 5:00pm.
3.      LANDSCAPE COMMITTEE: Water for landscaping can come from two sources:  water transported here from other areas (Colorado River) and from rain.  Tucson Water estimates that 25% of drinkable water goes for landscape use.  Rainwater harvesting systems allow us to capture and direct water when it rains in order to reduce reliance upon the drinkable water that is pumped here.  Preliminary landscape plans call for basins which are a passive water harvesting component.  (Active components involve cisterns and plumbing.)  For more information, we recommend these links: (6 min) a local landscaping company makes a strong case for water harvesting and looks at some components installed at one residential property.  (14 min.) a tour of the water harvesting features at the Nature Conservancy Tucson campus.   You can also follow up with an in-person self-guided tour.
And finally, information and registration for a rainwater harvesting systems maintenance class by the UA Cooperative Extension.
In our next installment we will address pruning techniques for healthier plants.  Meanwhile, take a walk around Sunflower and enjoy our shrubs that are starting to bloom.
4.         WATER AEROBICS UPDATE: Water Aerobics will be split into 2 sections beginning Monday, April 5th. Water Aerobics will begin at 9:00am for 45 minutes to be followed by Tai Chi for 45 minutes. This is open to all Fitness Club members. Classes are Monday, Wednesday, Friday.
Fitness Club Members - Water Aerobics: Effective Monday, April 12, 2021, the water aerobics reservation will have its own sign up on SignUp Genius and will no longer be a part of the pool reservations. The reservations will continue to be on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:00 am - 10:45 am for up to 18 reservation slots. The link will be added to the Sunflower Living website for easy access to Fitness Club Members.
We ask that community members Do Not sign up to swim laps during class times.
Below is the link to the water aerobics reservation page:
5.      PING PONG: Ping Pong will be playing out on the patio on Saturday, April 3rd, and Saturday, April 10th from 9 am - 12 pm both days. 
Beginning on Sunday, April 18th, the Ping Pong will be moving inside the Fiesta Room from 1pm - 4pm.  Only single plays at this time. Masks and Social distancing are still in effect and mandatory. 
6.         YOGA CLUB: FREE Yoga classes will be held on M, W and F from 7:45-8:45AM in the Fiesta Room starting Monday, April 12, 2021. Covid-19 waiver are required. Please bring all of your own equipment.  Call Leslie Parr with any questions at 297-4833.  
7.      TECH CLUB: The Tech Club would like to invite you to our monthly Zoom meeting. This month Buzz Brooks is going to teach us how to "Be a Detective on the Internet." His techniques for research in genealogy will apply to all area's inquiry. Time: April 14, 2021 at 10:00AM (Arizona Time). Meeting ID: 928 2411 6995
8.      SUNFLOWER COMMUNITY VETERANS CLUB FUNDRAISER COOKOUT: Last Chance. Ticket sales close on Friday, April 9th. All sales proceeds and donations go to selected charities that have an emphasis on serving the Tucson area veteran community. COVID protocol will be observed.
Order tickets by April 9th at:
9.         SUNFLOWER GENEALOGY SOCIETY: "I Found the Record, Now What?" is the topic of Suzanne Young Brayer for the April 20th Zoom meeting of the Sunflower Genealogy Society. Suzanne will talk about how you can look critically at information you find about your ancestors to be assured its accuracy. Also, the research results for the winner of the March meeting's Treasure Hunt drawing will be shared.  Another Treasure Hunt drawing will be made for May from attending members.

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