News From IronOaks at Sun Lakes

President’s message

David Erwin, President, IronOaks HOA

Today we will officially welcome three new members to the Board of Directors for IronOaks: David Lott, Stan Mogck and Stewart Schulz. We will also be seeing the departure of three members who have served IronOaks well and spent many countless hours during their respective terms. More on this later.

Scott Daley, our Accounting and Financial consultant, has made significant observations and suggestions. This will be covered in the proposed contract that is on the agenda.

The accomplishments of this current Board are many, and the upcoming Board for 2017 will be facing a number of challenges. In this case, I am not referring to the various projects and proposals that are to be presented for action this year. I am referring to addressing and the initiation of finding a resolution to end this non-productive “we” versus “they” that exists in IronOaks.

We should all stop and think back on just why we moved here. I know that almost 11 years ago, Mary and I came to Arizona to look for a place to retire. We visited many communities and were really impressed just how beautiful this community was and all the amenities offered. But what sold us was the people. It was July and typically warm, and we were looking at our lot. The neighbor across the street greeted us, welcomed us and had two ice-cold bottles of water. We had our lunch at poolside and were greeted with the same warmth. All I can ask is that, somehow, we again learn how to reach out a friendly hand with a smile.

Having said that, there are a number of items on the agenda that are important to us all. While the current Ad Hoc Pickleball Committee will be dissolved today, we will need to address this issue in the coming months. However, I hope that, at that time, all the factors and issues that have caused the drawing of lines in the sand will be addressed.

The final renovation of our golf courses, the Sonoran, will be voted on. I am sure you will agree that the Lakes, Palms and Ironwood have never looked or played better!

Thank you. v

IronOaks May activities

Stone & Barrel Sunday Brunch – 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Omelet station, fruits, pastry, blintzes, eggs, sausage, biscuits and gravy and other brunch favorites. $12.95 per person.

Mother’s Day Buffet – Sunday, May 14, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Oakwood Ballroom. Call 480-895-7275 for further information.

Team Trivia – Wednesday and Thursday at Ironwood, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Full menu available.

Texas Hold ‘em at Ironwood – Tuesdays, 6:00-9:00 p.m. Start with 2,000 free chips and win the pot. v

2017 Board of Directors

The 2017 Board of Directors and their positions are as follows:

2017 Board of Directors:

President – Gary Market

Vice President – Dick Eslick

Secretary – Stan Mogck

Treasurer – Bill Gates

Director at Large – Dave Erwin

Director at Large – Dave Lott

Director at Large – Stewart Schulz

Board Liaisons to Committees:

ALC – Dave Erwin

Buildings & Grounds – Stewart Schulz

Communications – Dave Erwin

Elections – Gary Market

Finance – Bill Gates

Master Plan – Dick Eslick

Risk Management – Dave Lott

Rules & Regulations – Stan Mogck

Unit Captains – Gary Market

Board Liaisons to Advisory Groups:

Activities – Bill Gates

Food & Beverage – Stan Mogck

Fitness – Dick Eslick

Golf – Stewart Schulz

Patrol – Dave Lott v

Attention new IronOaks homeowners

Attention IronOaks New Homeowners – You are eligible for a FREE round of golf for two, FREE week of fitness, FREE week of tennis and BOGO meal at any IronOaks restaurant. All you have to do is call the IronOaks Welcome Group, c/o Howard Lundgren, at 480-369-2015 or email him at [email protected] to receive your new homeowners canvas tote filled with useful information about our community.