Cottonwood Palo Verde at Sun Lakes


Message from the President

Anne Montgomery

Dear Homeowners:

It is that time of year when we begin to think about the coming season and the return of our committee members whose meetings commence in early September. The important contributions to our community that are made by our nine standing committees cannot be overemphasized. These committees, which are staffed by homeowners, are the eyes and ears of the community and are an essential element in the continual improvement and success of CWPV. The ideas that they bring to the board and the work they accomplish affect and influence all areas of our HOA. The committees: Architectural Compliance; Audit & Finance; Communications; Election; Facilities & Grounds; Food & Beverage; Golf, Recreation/Entertainment; and Safety, Security & Access, are always on the lookout for new faces and fresh ideas. If you have the interest and some spare time, please consider contributing your life experiences, talents and expertise to your community by joining one of our committees. Applications may be picked up at Homeowner Services or downloaded from our website: [email protected], in the “Homeowners Only” section. You may mail, fax or drop off the application to our Administration Center: 25219 EJ Robson Blvd., Sun Lakes, AZ 85248; Fax 480-895-3802. The deadline is September 15, 2019.

Fitness Activity Center (FAC) Update: Our contractor’s building schedule shows that August will see exterior site work to include concrete and paving, masonry site walls and site grading, installation of the electric light poles and landscape sprinklers. Interior work continues in many areas, for example: floor and shower tile, electrical, fire alarm and fire sprinkler, HVAC and plumbing trim work and signage. Check out the website for the weekly updated photos or visit Homeowner Services to keep up with interior progress. The site remains a hard-hat area.

Please meet Jim Hodge, our July Employee of the Month. Jim has been a Patrol Officer since April 2006. He currently works the mid-shift, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For a patrol officer, this is the most vital and productive shift. Jim is a professional whom all patrol officers should emulate. He is included when a new officer is being trained and is always on the lookout for ways to keep busy and aid the department. He is always on time and willing to help. Recently, he assisted our Vacation Watch Officer while another officer was on leave. Congratulations, Jim, and thank you for your service to our community!

Upcoming events

All tickets for Cottonwood Palo Verde shows and events can be purchased at our Homeowner Services location.

Upcoming “TAD” Concert Tickets on Sale Now:

Tuesday, July 23 – “Rock Me Gently – ‘70s Tribute”

Tuesday, August 20 – “Roy Orbison Years”

Tuesday, September 24 – “Not Fade Away” (Buddy Holly, Big Bopper, Ritchie Valens)

Tuesday, October 15, – “Creedence Clearwater Revival”

Tuesday, November 12 – “Voyager” (Journey Band Tribute)

New Show Tuesday, November 19 – Vox Fortura

2019 TAD Concert Shows and Ticket Sale Dates

Tuesday, December 10 – “So This Is Christmas” -Tickets on sale Tuesday, August 13

NEW SHOW Tuesday, December 17 – “December ‘63 Christmas” – Tickets on sale Tuesday, August 20

Fourth Annual Fun Walk

We are getting ready for our Fourth Annual Fun Walk which will be held on Saturday, November 2. For those who sign up for the walk, they will be treated to a super Pep Rally held the night before (Friday, November 1) in the San Tan Ballroom. There will be platters of meats, vegetables, fruits and cheeses. For your entry fee of $20, you will also receive a Fun Walk t-shirt, a goody bag and a raffle ticket for a chance to win at the Friday night Pep Rally. There are three speed classifications for the walk (fast, medium and slow). The walk starts on Saturday at 9:00 a.m. at the Cottonwood 5 Lakes area across from the CW tennis courts. We begin with the National Anthem that morning, and then you have a chance to walk either 1/2 mile, 1 mile or 2.7 miles (or even 5 feet if that’s all you can do). You can pick up an application at Cottonwood Customer Services office or go online at

Lion City 2

Once a month, on the fourth Tuesday, Lion City 2 will be in Cottonwood’s Phoenix Room (A-9) from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Come see her fashions, jewelry and accessories. Here are the upcoming dates: August 27, September 24, October 22 and November 26. In December, Lion City 2 will host a Trunk Show at the Wednesday, December 4, Ladies Coffee.

FREE Open House – Community Days at Cottonwood

Our annual Open House will take place on Saturday, October 12 this year. It will be in both the Cottonwood ballroom and Saguaro Room from 9:00 a.m. to noon. Everyone who was in it last year will receive an email invite. If you have made any changes (name of club, address or contact person), you need to call Julie at 480-384-4065 or email her at [email protected] Our Open House is an especially great way for new homeowners to get acquainted with all our wonderful clubs, organizations and instructors.

Ladies Coffee

Mark your calendar for Wednesday, October 2, for the start of our 2019-2020 season for our monthly Ladies Coffee. They are always held in the San Tan Ballroom starting at 10:30 a.m. the first Monday of each month from October to April. For only $3, you get hot coffee, hot tea, iced tea and cookies and a raffle ticket for a chance to win a door prize. There are fashion shows, guest speakers and entertainers. All Sun Lakes homeowners and their guests are invited.

FREE Veterans Day Celebration

You won’t want to miss this year’s Veterans Day Celebration that will be hosted on Monday, November 11, in the San Tan Ballroom starting at 2:00 p.m. All Sun Lakers and guests are invited to come and honor our brave men and women of our United States Armed Forces. Refreshments will be served.

Annual Halloween Party

Halloween will be here before you know it, so now’s the time to start thinking about that perfect costume. Join us on Thursday, October 31, for our annual Halloween Buffet and Dance. Back by popular demand, DJ Jamal will be on hand to play all your favorites. Yes, there will be a costume contest. Tickets will go on sale in September.

Shears to You (Great News!)

Step in and see how beautiful you can be. Shears to You mobile salon will be parked on Thursdays at Cottonwood in the east parking lot at the corner of EJ Robson and Brentwood from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. This is a complete mobile hair salon and style lounge offering a full menu of hair and nail services for men and women. To schedule your appointment, call 480-983-5378: Note: Shears to You is here every Thursday.

FREE Exercise Equipment Classes

Personal Trainer Deryk Garman will be instructing, at no cost, a Weight Room & Equipment Orientation Class for Cottonwood and Palo Verde homeowners in the Ladies Fitness Center from noon to 1:00 p.m., for both men and women, on the third Wednesday of the month. Here are the scheduled dates: August 21, September 18, October 16, 2019.

Healthwaves Lab Screenings and Testing

Healthwaves will be available for testing in Cottonwood’s Paint Room (A-7) from 8:00 a.m. to noon on the second Monday of the month. They also handle flu shots and pneumonia shots. Dates: August 12, September 9, October 14, November 11 and December 9

Rover’s Rest Stop

Mark your calendars and tell all your friends that Rover’s Rest Stop’s Meet & Greet Adoptions will be held on the second Saturday of each month. In the summer months, they will be in Cottonwood’s A-6 (Dance Room) per weather conditions, from 9:00 a.m. to noon. Here’s a great chance for you to bring home an adorable new family member. For more information, call 480-600-2828, and remember, a little dog will be there waiting desperately for a place to call home. Dates: August 10, September 14, October 12, November 9 and December 14, 2019

Water Volleyball – Join in Fun!

Starting, Tuesday, September 3, through Thursday, February 27, there will be a six-month trial water volleyball session. This will take place in the Cottonwood main pool every Tuesday and Thursday from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. All Cottonwood and Palo Verde homeowners are invited to join. If you are interested in playing or volunteering to help, email Bob at [email protected] A questionnaire will be provided.

Upcoming Food & Beverage Events

Saturday, 8/03 – France – Around the World in 31 Days Dinner Series – PV

Saturday, 8/10 – New Zealand – Around the World in 31 Days Dinner Series – PV

Saturday, 8/17 – Spain – Around the World in 31 Days Dinner Series – PV

Saturday, 8/24 – South America – Around the World In 31 Days Dinner Series – PV

Saturday, 8/31 – Italy – Around the World In 31 Days Dinner Series – PV

Saturday, 10/19 – Annual Pig Roast – Cottonwood

Thursday,10/31 – Annual Halloween Dinner/Dance – Cottonwood

Upcoming traveling tours through Free Spirit Vacations & Events

To book any of these trips, call Free Spirit Vacation at 480-926-5547 or email [email protected] Please remind them that you are a Cottonwood Palo Verde homeowner. Event information flyers can be found at Cottonwood’s Homeowner Services or CW Library.

8/06-8/14 – Alaska by Rail

8/09-8/17 – Alaska Cruise aboard MS Eurodam

8/09 – Sedona

8/13-8/20 – The Best of Eastern Canada

9/01-9/09 – Pacific Northwest by Rail

9/07-9/14 – Colorado Adventure

9/09 – An Evening with the Stars in Flagstaff

9/17-9/19 – California’s Gardens and Wineries

9/17-9/29 – Princess Alaska Cruise

9/25-9/30 – Custer State Park Buffalo Roundup

9/26-9/29 – San Diego Golf

9/26-9/29 – California Air & Space

10/08-10/11 – Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta

10/09-10/11 – The Best of Greece