News From IronOaks at Sun Lakes

President’s Message

Gary Market

Our initiative to evaluate our facilities for improved and additional uses, such as a park, fitness, pickleball, parking issues and more, has passed its first hurdle, that being the preference survey. All of the surveys are in and being reviewed to be put into report form. As announced previously, we will then complete the gathering of updates from our various interest groups. That will be Phase 1. Phase 2 will be the report to the Board of those findings and then the Board’s preliminary assessment of a going forward plan. It will obtain evaluations from various planners, architects and engineers about how the initial Board preferences might fit within our campus, whether any should be consolidated, what permitting and other governmental considerations need to be considered and ballpark costs for the several options. Phase 3 will be the Board’s review of all the accumulated information, considered together with our financial options and constraints, changes of use if necessary, timelines and more to end up with a going-forward plan. That plan will then be fine-tuned for costs. The final phase will be implementation of the plan.

The Association has been notified that it will soon undergo a sales tax audit for the years 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first time we have been so honored. That being the case and because of the turnover in key accounting and management positions over the past few years, we have limited knowledge about the years in question or the audit process and so have engaged or are about to engage the services of a first-class CPA firm and a top-notch tax law firm to advise us. We are told these audits often take several months. That is all we know and, frankly, there will not be regular reports for obvious reasons.

The final group of committee reports will happen today, which means that all committees will have reported to the Board and Membership in the past three months. We hope those reports encourage you to become involved in the very important committee process which provides community feedback to management and the Board.

Coming up on the Board’s to-do list in addition to the usual busy agenda items are the annual review of our insurance coverage and needs, – probably in August and then the beginning of the budgeting process – probably in September.

September Social Events and Happenings

Morning Espresso Chat with Karen REVISED!

Mark your calendars for the first Wednesday of each month beginning September 6. You can meet with Karen Dimitro, Activities and Lifestyle Director. Plan to come with suggestions for trips and activities of interest to you. Each month, a special guest will attend to discuss their area expertise.

“Grab Life by the Beans!”

Cosmetic Fillers and Injectables, Peels, Hair Restoration and Micro-Needling Class

Monday, September 11, from 10:00 a.m. until noon. Looking a bit tired? Feel like you need a pick me up? Want to learn more? We will be hosting a class on all options for looking your best on September 11. Jill Cox, a 12-year licensed and currently-practicing Arizona RN w/ACLS+BLS certifications, Certified Nurse Injector, Collagen Induction Therapist, Certified Laser Technician and Certified PCA Consultant, and two representatives will be here to discuss all the benefits. A lip injection demonstration will be given. See the instant results for yourself. Stop by for a beverage and a snack and plan to learn more. This is a free class, but please stop by the clubhouse to reserve your space, as we believe this class will be busy.

Dance Classes and Festivals

Want to learn some new moves? Dance classes begin September 12 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. Stay tuned for more information soon.

Galaxy Dance Festival is being held at the Arizona Biltmore Resort and Spa in Phoenix. Watching the amazing Latin and Ballroom dancers on TV in their gorgeous outfits spinning around the floor is one thing, but actually watching it in person is going to be breathtaking! We will be there, so mark your calendars for September 17. A bus will be scheduled, and more details are being organized. More details coming soon.

Cooking Class

“Life is a combination of magic and pasta!” There will be a pasta cooking class held September 19. More details to come soon, but mark your calendars to sign up early. Space will be limited. Pasta La Vista, Baby!

If you need additional details, please contact the concierge at the Oakwood Clubhouse at 480-895-7275.

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.