Sun Lakes – Cottonwood Palo Verde at Sun Lakes

Message from the President

Anne Montgomery

Kudos to our General Manager Steve Nolan and his management staff for the comprehensive and ongoing water conservation efforts that are being implemented. Through April, with a little help from Mother Nature, they have achieved a 23% water-cost savings as opposed to last year. Just as important is that this dollar savings translates into many thousands of gallons of water unspent. Over the balance of the year, the measures now in place and those yet to come onboard should add up to quite an impressive total. This ongoing conservation program is, and will continue to be, of great benefit to our HOA and our environment. We homeowners should be mindful of our use of water resources as well.

Golfers – sharpen and refine your game! Jon Griglak, our CWPV Director of Golf Instruction, now has the Trackman 4 Golf Training System up and running. This system can analyze all aspects of every swing: in total, 26 data parameters to help each golfer improve their swing and their game. The data can be used for putting improvement, ball and club fitting, impact analysis and so much more. There is a Test Center that allows students to see how they are improving, an Optimizer that will show individuals their full potential of any shot and HD video analysis. For full details on this very exciting new “tool,” please contact Jon Griglak or any of our golf pros at either shop.

Fitness Activity Center (FAC) Update: This month, we would expect to see the stucco work completed along with the stone veneer and the “earthwork” finished. Interior work continues with drywall completion, finish carpentry and painting. All schedules are subject to change as events take place. As always, this is a hardhat site, and only authorized personnel may enter. To stay informed of what is going on inside, check out the weekly updated photos on the website or at Homeowner Services.

Congratulations to Nina Rodriguez De Fierro, Cottonwood Palo Verde’s June Employee of the Month. Since 2004, Nina has been employed as a housekeeper in the Custodial Department. She is diligent, always strives for perfection and is willing to help any homeowner or employee in need of assistance or direction. Nina is a great team player. In fact, she was one of two housekeepers that immediately volunteered to help with the 40th anniversary celebration. She does any number of tasks throughout our property, but she is most regularly seen taking care of the women’s fitness center. Recently, Jim Miller, Nina’s manager, received a letter from several homeowners wanting to recognize Nina for her dedication to keeping the fitness center sparkling clean and the supplies always filled. Nina, you are greatly appreciated by homeowners, management and staff and are a pleasure to work with. We look forward to having you as part of our HOA “family” for many years to come. Thank you, Nina!

Happy 4th of July, 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, July 23 – Rock Me Gently – ‘70s Tribute

Tuesday, August 20 – Roy Orbison Years

Tuesday, September 24 – Not Fade Away (Buddy Holly, Big Bopper, Ritchie Valens)

Tuesday, October 15, – Creedence Clearwater Revival

2019 TAD Concert Shows and Ticket Sale Dates

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.

Calle Rose Boutique

Calle Rose will be back in Cottonwood’s Saguaro Room on Friday, July 26 (9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.), and Saturday, July 27 (9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.), bringing you the very best in clothing, jewelry, handbags and more! Plus… there will be watch battery replacement and jewelry repair services available. So, invite some friends and make it a special day of shopping! All Sun Lakers and guests are invited!

Lion City 2

Once a month on the fourth Tuesday, Lion City 2 will be in Cottonwood’s Phoenix Room (A-9) from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Come see her fashions, jewelry and accessories. Here are the upcoming dates: July 23, August 27, September 24, October 22 and November 26. In December, Lion City 2 will host a Trunk Show at the Wednesday, December 4, Ladies Coffee.

Care To U (Skin Cancer Screening)

Care To U Cancer Mobile Unit will be here July 29 and July 30 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in Cottonwood’s southeast corner parking lot (EJ Robson Blvd. and Brentwood). 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 is here every Thursday.

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: July 17, August 21, September 18, October 16, 2019.

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: 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: July 13, August 10, September 14, October 12, November 9 and December 14, 2019

Upcoming Food & Beverage Events

Thursday, 7/4 – Cottonwood 4th of July Steak Fry

Wednesday, 7/17 – Palo Verde National Hot Dog Day

Saturday, 7/20 – Palo Verde Taste of the New Menu Wine Pairing

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.

7/01-7/05 -Washington, D.C.

7/02-7/10 – Alaska Cruise aboard Coral Princess

7/09 – Payson Getaway

7/17-7/19 – Pageant of the Masters

7/17-7/23 – Wine, Rail and Redwoods

7/17-7/23 – Iceland – Land of Fire and Ice

7/24-7/31 – Idaho and Washington

8/06-8/14 – Alaska by Rail

8/09-8/17 – Alaska Cruise aboard MS Eurodam

8/09 – Sedona

8/13-8/20 – The Best of Eastern