Message from the President
The American Heritage Dictionary defines “communication” as “a system for communicating: the exchange of thoughts, messages or information.” Our HOA has many ways of keeping our homeowners up to date on all the pertinent happenings in the community as well as providing the opportunity for homeowners to express their thoughts. For example, there are monthly agenda planning meetings and board of directors meetings. These meetings are where you will learn of policy changes, upcoming projects, and how our Capital Improvement and Capital Reserve monies are being spent and why. In addition, there are the regular (September to May, generally) monthly meetings of our nine standing committees, and the occasional ad hoc workshops. All meetings are posted in advance with date, time, and location. Each of these meetings is open and homeowners are welcome. There is a place on each agenda for homeowner questions and comments. We also have the weekly printed Friday Flyer and the General Manager’s emailed In the Know on Tuesdays, both of which can be accessed on our website. Last but not least, there is the website itself which contains a wealth of information across a broad range of subjects. It only requires a little effort to be fully and accurately informed and to have your comments and concerns heard and questions answered. This is your communication toolbox. We invite you to take advantage of it.
Fitness Activity Center (FAC) Update: As you are reading this, construction of our new facility has been completed! The next step will be to install and place the new equipment and test those items that run on power to be sure they are operating correctly. With this done and a few odds and ends taken care of, we will be ready for the Grand Opening. If that date and time has not yet been published, stay tuned to The Flyer and In the Know for the date and details. If you haven’t yet been by Homeowner Services to get your barcoded homeowner’s card, do so, as it will be required for entry into the new facility.
Introducing Miguel Vargas, our October Employee of the Month: Miguel has been employed by Cottonwood Golf Maintenance for over 25 years! Miguel’s duties include checking carts and equipment to ensure they are operating correctly. He diagnoses mechanical failures and repairs them to specifications. Miguel is intelligent, well organized, and able to operate all of the equipment that he works on. He exceeds expectations and maintains a sunny attitude. Congratulations, Miguel, and thank you for your years of dedicated service to the community. May there be many more!
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, Nov. 12 – Voyager (Journey Band Tribute) Sold Out
New Show Tuesday, Nov. 19 – Vox Fortura
Tuesday, Dec. 10 – So This Is Christmas
New Show Tuesday, Dec. 17 – December ’63 Christmas and Regular Jersey Boys Songs
Friday, Jan. 10 – Mick Adams & The Rolling Stones
Tuesday, Jan. 21 – The Magic of Manilow”
Tuesday, Jan. 28 – Return to Woodstock
Tuesday, Feb. 4 – Eagles Tribute (3:00 p.m. show Only – 7:00 p.m. show Sold Out)
Tuesday, Feb. 11- George Strait Tribute
Tuesday, Feb. 25 – Giovanni
Wednesday, March 4 – Uptown
2020 TAD Concert Shows and Ticket Sale Dates:
Tuesday, March 10 – The Annual Impersonators Show, Tickets on sale November 5, 2019
Tuesday, March 24 – The Blues Brothers, Tickets on sale November 12, 2019
Tuesday, March 31 – Turn the Page – Bob Seger Tribute, Tickets on sale November 19, 2019
4th Annual Fun Walk
On Saturday, Nov. 2, come to the 4th annual Fun Walk across from the Cottonwood tennis courts and cheer on all the Sun Lakes walkers. The National Anthem will be sung at 9 a.m. by Dr. Maddy Paschal, Ms Senior Arizona. Stroll around the park and take a look at all the interesting booths. All funds go to the Cottonwood Palo Verde Foundation, which supports all of Sun Lakes. If you are already signed up to walk on Saturday, don’t forget to attend the Friday Night Kick-Off Party in the San Tan Ballroom starting at 5:30 p.m. You will receive your goody bag with your t-shirt inside and a raffle ticket for a chance to win one of the great door prizes (you must be present to win)!
FREE Veterans Day Ceremony
Please join us for our FREE annual Veterans Day Ceremony in the San Tan Ballroom on Monday, Nov. 11, this year starting at 2 p.m. All Sun Lakers and their guests are invited. Refreshments will be served. This is a great opportunity for you to show your gratitude to the brave men and women who served this great country of ours!
Mark your calendars for Wednesday, Nov. 6, for our monthly Ladies Coffee. They are always held in the San Tan Ballroom starting at 10:30 a.m. the first Wednesday of each month from October through April. For only $3 you get hot coffee, hot tea, iced tea, cookies, and a raffle ticket for a chance to win a door prize. There are fashion shows, guest speakers, and entertainers. Our November Fashion Show will be Judy Wear. We have some very special models for this one. We have a number of guest speakers, and Dee from Rover’s Rest Stop will be there, so please bring a couple of extra donation dollars. All Sun Lakes homeowners and their guests are invited.
Upcoming Ladies Coffee Fashion Shows:
Nov. 6 – Judy Wear, February 5, What Women Want
Dec. 4 – Group USA, March 4, Lion City 2
Jan. 8 – Chico’s, April 1, Stein Mart
(Please note that January’s Coffee will be on the second Wednesday.)
FREE Annual Christmas Golf Cart Parade and Show
Our annual FREE all Sun Lakes Christmas Golf Cart Parade and Show will take place on Friday, Dec. 6, this year. We’ll start at Palo Verde at 5 p.m. for some FREE hot turkey soup, crackers, and drinks, along with our golf cart judging and professional Christmas singers. Naturally, Mr. and Mrs. Claus, elves, and snowman will be on hand for that special photo shot of the family. At about 6:15 p.m., the Sun Lakes Sheriff’s Posse will escort the parade over to Cottonwood’s San Tan Ballroom for a Christmas Show. There you will find free cookies, hot cocoa, hot apple cider, and hot coffee. The show starts at 7 p.m.
Bring Some Fun and Magic to Your Holidays – FREE!
Grandparents, if you have young guests staying with you through the holidays and they’re looking for something fun to do, well, we have an event that will be right up your alley.
On Friday, Dec. 27, the Sun Lakes Community Theatre (SLCT) and Cottonwood Palo Verde’s Recreation Department are planning a special day for the little ones. The SLCT will perform every child’s favorite, Horton Hears A Who, on the stage of the San Tan Ballroom. Also, Ray Texeira will put on a magic show the children will love! Showtime is at 2 p.m., but the doors of the ballroom will open at 1 p.m. for fun and games. There will be a balloon artist, craft tables, and refreshments. All Sun Lakers are invited. To get FREE tickets, you need to come into Cottonwood Homeowner Services. Tickets will be available starting Oct. 1, 2019. You’ll need Adult tickets and Children’s tickets.
Thanks to Becky Kolb and Trish Kolb, The Kolb Team, Arizona’s Active Adult Communities Experts will host a Shred-A-Thon for Cottonwood and Palo Verde homeowners only. They are actively doing this same thing in each of the Sun Lakes phases. The date is set for Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, in the east parking lot next to Cottonwood’s Arts & Crafts Rooms from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. More information in next month’s Splash.
Kenny Hess and Band Concert
For years, we’ve been anxiously waiting for Kenny Hess, the famous songwriter and singer, to do a concert in the San Tan Ballroom with his world-famous band. Well, the date has been set for Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, with a 7 p.m. showtime. Tickets for this powerful and exciting main event will be $20. This is a one-time show here at Sun Lakes that you won’t want to miss!
Lion City 2
Once a month, on the fourth Tuesday of the month, Lion City 2 will be in Cottonwood’s Phoenix Room (A-9) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Come see her fashions, jewelry, purses, and accessories. Here are the upcoming dates: Nov. 26. In December, Lion City 2 will host a Trunk Show at the Wednesday, Dec. 4, Ladies Coffee instead of using the Phoenix Room that month.
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 a.m. to 2 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.
Healthwaves Lab Screenings and Testing
Healthwaves will be available for testing in Cottonwood’s Paint Room (A-7) from 8 a.m. to noon on Monday, Nov. 11. They also handle flu shots and pneumonia shots. Please note that starting in December, Healthwaves will be relocated to the new Cottonwood Palo Verde Health & Fitness Center.
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. If the weather is nice, they will be at the greenbelt across from the Cottonwood tennis courts from 9 a.m. to noon. In bad weather, they will be in Cottonwood’s A-6 (Dance Room) from 9 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: Nov. 9 and Dec. 14, 2019
Upcoming Food & Beverage Events
Tuesday, 11/5 – Celebration of Golf
Thursday, 11/28 – Thanksgiving Buffet
Saturday, 11/30 – Bonfire at Cottonwood Tuesday, February 4 – Eagles Tribute
Upcoming Traveling Tours through Free Spirit Vacations & Events:
To book any of these trips, call Free Spirit Vacations 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.
11/03-11/07 – Line Dancing Cruise aboard Carnival Imagination
11/09 – Sonoita Vineyards Wine Festival
11/14 – Mystery Tour
11/19-12/04 – Thanksgiving in Hawaii – Star Princess
11/26-11/29 – Thanksgiving in San Diego
12/06 – Desert Botanical Gardens and Mill Ave Fair
12/07 – Prescott Christmas Parade and Lights
12/07 – Electric Light Parade and Dinner