Sun Lakes – Cottonwood Palo Verde at Sun Lakes

Message From The President

Anne Montgomery

I have read several articles lately on “What Makes a Successful Community,” with particular emphasis on those designed for 55+ active adults. Beyond the importance of location and readily-available goods, services and health care and a wide range of amenities, vital factors include having a vision for the future and building on community assets. Cooperation between the Board of Directors, management and homeowners for the benefit of all, attention given to community aesthetics and having strong and stable leadership and committed volunteers are also important factors. Fundamentally, it is homeowners who provide the community with its heart and guide its success. So, how do you think we measure up? Cottonwood Palo Verde has an enviable location, a strong and stable management team, a committed Board of Directors, the strength of our nine standing Committees and engaged and supportive homeowners. I think we can agree that Cottonwood Palo Verde measures up very well. Being our best is a living commitment, and we will continue to work very hard to maintain and further the success of our “little slice of paradise.”

Fitness Activity Center (FAC) Update: With the steel building framing and much of the concrete work completed, according to our contractor’s schedule for this month, we should see the exterior of the building taking shape with roofing, doors, windows, stucco work and stone veneer, along with various site finishing such as lighting bases and poles and landscape sprinkler installation, as well as interior systems. Please remember that all schedules are subject to events on the ground and weather. This site remains a hardhat area and may be entered by authorized personnel only. Keep up with the progress by checking out the updated photos on the website or visiting Homeowner Services.

Congratulations to Tina Ellis, April’s Employee of the Month. Tina is an asset to CWPV’s Homeowner Services Team. She takes on projects asked of her with enthusiasm and an attitude of “how can I make it better.” Tina is efficient and professional while maintaining a positive and cheerful demeanor. She greets homeowners with her contagious smile, making them feel welcome as soon as they come in the door. Tina steps up to help the team and homeowners well beyond what is expected. We are very fortunate to have her representing our HOA. Thank you, Tina. Seeing that smile is always a day brightener!

Safe and happy travels to our friends and neighbors who are heading out for the summer.

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, 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”

Tuesday, August 20 – “Roy Orbison Years”

2019 TAD Concert Shows and Ticket Sale Dates:

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

Drag Queen Show

For those of you looking for something different to do, why not see a Drag Queen Show? We’ll be hosting a professional company on July 13, 2019, in the San Tan Ballroom. Show time is set for 7:00 p.m., but the doors will open at 6:00 p.m. Tickets are $15.

Care To U (Skin Cancer Screening)

Care To U Cancer Mobile Unit will be here on Tuesday, May 21, and Wednesday, May 22, in Cottonwood’s southeast corner parking lot (EJ Robson Blvd and Brentwood) from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. You need to call Sheena at 602-601-8411 to make an appointment. Please bring your insurance card, Medicare card and a list of your prescriptions. Your insurance company should pay all your costs.

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

Upcoming Food & Beverage Events

Saturday, May 4 – Derby Day at PV from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. – Reservations needed ($18++)

Sunday, May 5 – Cinco de Mayo at CW Buffet 5:30 p.m. – Music by Vintage Gold ($20)

Sunday, May 12 – Mother’s Day at both PV ($45 Adults++) and CW ($14.95++)

Saturday, May 18 – Country Western Night Buffet and Dancing at PV – Kenny Hess ($18++)

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.

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

6/02-6/12 – Majestic Canadian Rockies

6/03-6/09 – Bryce, Zion, Capital Reef, Arches, Canyonlands

6/09 – Rockin’ 9 Mystery Tour

6/09-6/13 – Sierra Nevada Journey

6/20-6/30 – Switzerland by Rail

6/20-6/23 – Huntsville Space Camp