Sun Lakes – Cottonwood Palo Verde at Sun Lakes

Message from the president

Anne Montgomery

The annual Cottonwood Palo Verde Homeowners meeting was held on March 27 in the San Tan Ballroom. We hope that you were able to attend what is our “State of the Union” presentation. We welcomed returning Board member Roger Beagle for a second three-year term and Bud Jenssen, returning to the Board for a three-year term after a two-year hiatus. We also thanked Bill Greer for his dedicated service to the Board and the community, as he has completed his term on the Board. Filling out the rest of our Board of Directors are Woody Neiman, Gay Zawatski, Don Hicks and Hank Unck. Your Board encourages and welcomes all Cottonwood Palo Verde Homeowners to attend the monthly Agenda Planning and Board meetings. These meetings are the place to get the straight scoop on what is happening in our community, what is being planned and where our money is being spent. Once the business of the Board has been completed, there is always time for homeowner questions and comments. The date, time and place are published weekly in the Friday Flyer. We hope to see you!

Fitness Activity Center (FAC) Update: According to the contractor’s schedule, by the time you read this, the post tension concrete building slab will be in place, and we should start to see the steel building framing rising above the security fencing. As so much of the initial construction has been underground infrastructure, it is wonderful for all to be able to actually “see” progress being made. In addition to the building slab being poured, the majority of work this month will concentrate on concrete work for the balance of the footings, curbs and gutters. Please remember that this is a hard hat area for authorized personnel only. Keep up with the progress by checking out the updated photos on the website or visiting Homeowner Services.

Congratulations to February Employee of the Month Melchor Hernandez. Melchor is employed in our Common Areas Maintenance Department as an irrigation technician. He is always the first worker to arrive in the yard and he doesn’t miss a day of work. For the past month, Melchor has been doing the job of two, as we are short a second irrigation technician. Recently, he dug up and repaired four main water line breaks and even when in mud up to his chest, kept a positive attitude. Thank you, Melchor, for your contributions to our community.

Please meet Wendy Huffman, March Employee of the Month. Wendy is the Palo Verde hostess who greets every guest with a smile and who goes above and beyond the call of duty to make sure her guests are happy. She is always on the lookout for ways to improve the operation by spending off time assessing other businesses for good ideas that might translate to Sun Lakes. Wendy is a model and caring employee, and the HOA looks forward to seeing her smiling face for a long time to come. The Board and the community thank you, Wendy.

Easter and Passover are coming up, and it is a wonderful time for the gathering of friends and family – enjoy, everyone!

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, April 16 – “The Eagles Tribute” SOLD OUT

Tuesday, April 23 – “Cher & The Righteous Brothers Tribute”

Tuesday, May 7 – “Rock & Roll Review”

Tuesday, May 21 – “Johnny Cash Tribute”

Tuesday, June 11 – “Beach Boys Tribute”

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

2019 “TAD” Concert Shows and Ticket Sale Dates

Tuesday, August 20 – “Roy Orbison Years” – Tickets on sale Wednesday, April 10

Tuesday, September 24 – “Not Fade Away” (Buddy Holly, Big Bopper, Ritchie Valens) – Tickets on sale Wednesday, May 8

Tuesday, October 15, – “Creedence Clearwater Revival” – Tickets on sale Wednesday, June 12

Tuesday, November 12 – “Voyager (Journey Band Tribute)” – Tickets on sale Tuesday, July 9

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

Easter Golf Cart Parade and Egg Hunt

The date is set for Saturday, April 20, this year for our annual Easter Golf Cart Parade and Egg Hunt. The times for the Egg Hunt will be staggered again this year so everyone can be at each child’s “Age Section.” Prize money for the decorated golf carts will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place for both Best Easter Theme and Best Decorated. Sun Lakes Community Theatre will perform a children’s play after the Egg Hunt and before the Golf Cart Parade. The Golf Cart Parade should start at approximately 9:45 to 10:00 a.m. Then all Sun Lakes Homeowners and guests are welcome to come to the San Tan Ballroom for iced tea, lemonade, cookies and games/prizes for all the children. You will need to bring your Sun Lakes homeowners card to the ballroom to be admitted. As soon as the Easter Bunnies are done with the parade, they will come to the ballroom, so be sure to bring your phones and cameras and capture that perfect picture with the Easter Bunny.

Chordaires Show Chorus Presents “Class Reunion”

The Chordaires are an all-female, four-part Harmony A Cappella Chorus. Their annual show this year is called “Class Reunion.” They have new songs this year, including the music of the ‘50s, ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s. The date is set for Saturday, April 6, 2019, in the San Tan Ballroom. You can choose between a 3:00 p.m. show or a 7:00 p.m. show. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at Cottonwood Homeowner Services or through a member of the Chordaires Chorus.

Ladies Coffee

All Sun Lakes women and guests, please come join us at our monthly Ladies Coffee. The price is still $3 (pay at the door), and you’ll receive a raffle ticket, hot coffee or tea, iced tea and cookies. Coffees start at 10:30 a.m. on the first Wednesday of each month (October through April). April 3 Ladies Coffee will include a Fashion Show by Judy Wear, Changing the Future Outcome Company, CBD Oil and more.

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 will be here every Thursday starting April 4.

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: April 17, May 15, June 19, July 17, August 21, September 18, October 16, November 20 and December 18.

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: April 8, May 13, June 10, July 8, 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: April 13, May 11, June 8, July 13, August 10, September 14, October 12, November 9 and December 14, 2019

Upcoming Food & Beverage Events

Saturday, April 6 – Southern Hemisphere Wine & Food Pairing

Saturday, April 13 – Progressive Dinner (End of the Year Party) $30

Sunday, April 21 – Easter Breakfast Buffet at Cottonwood $14.95 ($1 more with champagne) plus tax and gratuity

Sunday, April 21 – Easter Brunch at Palo Verde – Reservations Required for seating times; $45 Adults – $23 Children (ages 5 – 12) plus tax and gratuity

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.

4/01-4/02 – Overnight Mystery Tour

4/05 – Fresh Foodie Trail & Jalapeno Bucks

4/06-4/16 – Cherry Blossom in Japan

4/08-4/12 – Trail of Father Kino & Rocky Point

4/09 – Tombstone

4/19-4/29 – Tulip Time (Romantic Rhine & Mosel River Cruise)

4/23-4/26 – National Parks of the Southwest

5/02 – New York, New York

5/05 – Rustler’s Rooste

5/08-5/12 – Golden Spike 150th Anniversary

5/09 – Williams & Bearizona

5/18- Jerome Historical Homes Tour

5/19-5/26 – Beaches & Boardwalks to Biltmore

5/29-6/09 – Rome, Florence, Venice by Rail