News From IronOaks at Sun Lakes

IronOaks May activities

Monday, May 2 – Furniture sale at the Oakwood Clubhouse from 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Saturday, May 7 – Ironwood Closing for Golf Renovation Party from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Food, specials, music and fun. Desert Music will provide the entertainment.

Billboard Series:

Wednesday, May 18 – Fleetwood Mac in the Oakwood Ballroom. Call 480-895-7275 for ticket information.

Friday, May 27 – Memorial Weekend Dinner Dance. Music from 7:00-10:00 p.m. provided by Desert Mucic. Call  480-895-7275 for more information.

Attention new homeowners

Melva Edwards

You are eligible for a free round of golf for two, a free week of fitness, a free week of tennis and a BOGO mean at any IronOaks restaurant. All you have to do is call the IronOaks Welcome Committee c/o Howard Lundgren at 480-369-2015 or e-mail him at [email protected] to receive your new homeowner’s canvas tote filled with useful information about your community.

IronOaks summer schedule

Staci Burbridge, Restaurant Manager

Sunsets Dining Room and Lounge at Oakwood Country Club will be closed for renovations this summer. Sunday, May 1 will be the last day of meal service.

Beginning May 2 Poolside Café will be open from 8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.

8:00-11:00 a.m. Breakfast

11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Lunch

3:00-6:00 p.m. Happy Hour

4:00-8:00 p.m. Dinner

We will add a happy hour and dinner menu to the existing breakfast and lunch menus offered at Poolside Cafe.

We are keeping your dinner time favorites such as Comfort Food Night and Fish Fry Fridays. Some new items you will see are Shrimp Louie Salad, Pulled Pork Sliders, Beer Battered Onion Rings, French Dip and Chicken Parmesan.

Reservations at Poolside are limited due to space constraints. Reservations are accepted on a first come, first served basis. Reservations can be made by calling the Poolside Café main number 480-802-4306. Please leave a message for a call back if there is no answer. Messages will be checked regularly during business hours.

Sunday Brunch will be moved to the Oakwood Ballroom.

The times and pricing is unchanged. Brunch is served Sundays 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. for $11.99 per person, $13.99 with champagne.

Reservations for Sunday brunch will continue to be made by calling the Oakwood Concierge at 480-895-7275.

President’s message

David Erwin, President, IronOaks Board of Directors

This has been a busy month for the Board and staff.

Last Wednesday at the Special Board Meeting it was decided that the vacant Board seat will be filled by a Special Election. Bob Deken, Chair of the Election Committee, will be presenting details later on today’s agenda. Talk to your friends and neighbors and urge them to consider running for the Board.

The Oakwood Restaurant and Lounge Project is proceeding. The request for bids for construction will be issued by the first of April, and the project is scheduled to start by mid-May. The Oakwood restrooms and Billiards Room will also be reviewed.

The Board has been examining the possibility of hiring a professional management company versus continuing with self-management. This is still in the very early stage of discussion. We have several companies under consideration.

Today’s agenda also includes the topic of Pickleball. I will leave any points and discussion to be made then.

We expect to see significant improvement in our Network and Point-Of-Sale system as we are replacing the switches with upgraded/faster switches and dedicated a server for our Jonas accounting/business software.

On March 31 there was a meeting at Cottonwood hosted by Maricopa County. The topic was the proposed golf path along Alma School Road.

Here’s a brief summary of what the staff has accomplished this month:

Food and Beverage:

All of the events and activities have been well attended! There were over 250 meals served at the St. Patrick’s Day celebration at Sunsets.

More than 300 people attended the Concert Series on March 10.

The Piano Man concert was sold out.

Easter Brunch had more than 400 reservations.

The last Sunday Brunch at Oakwood will be May 1.

Poolside will be open Monday-Saturday from 8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Sunday Brunch will be 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.


The Ironwood Renovation pre-bid meeting on March 10 drew interest from seven potential contractors. The deadline was March 31.

The new pump station power conduit is ready and the installation of the pump station will be completed during next week.

The Demo Days were held on March 16 and 18.

A summer league for Orbital ATK has been booked.


Genders Doubles Clay Tournament started March 21 and ended March 25.

Pickleball Social was held last Sunday.

The revinyling of the outdoor furniture has been scheduled.

Removal and replacement of two pieces of Universal Strength Training equipment.


Information TVs have been installed at Poolside, Ironwood and Oakwood Clubhouses, Fitness Center and Oakwood Pro Shop. Program information began on April 15.

The next issue of the Pulse newsletter will feature Fitness/Racquet Center.

Every Department now has their own SITL-style email blast.

Every flyer, poster, signs, tickets and banners are produced by the Communications Department.

A reminder, if you find a page that needs updating or corrected, let them know via a comment card.


The painting of our buildings is progressing smoothly. All have been painted except the Oakwood Clubhouse. Final touchups will be performed before starting the Oakwood Clubhouse.

Stan Tec has completed the road analysis and will provide a complete report.

The tree thinning is being performed along the walking paths. Two more are scheduled for this month.

The skinning of the palm trees for all common areas will start later this year. RFP’s have been sent to a number of tree trimming companies.