Sun Lakes – Cottonwood Palo Verde at Sun Lakes

Message from the President

Anne Montgomery

Dear Homeowners,

As we say “goodbye” to 2019, we look back on what Cottonwood Palo Verde accomplished during the last 12 months. The completion ofyhe construction and opening of the Fitness Activity Center took the spotlight. There were many other important, smaller projects that were completed or put into the pipeline: the leveling of the PV Pro Shop patio and adding pavers, the Trackman 4 Golf training system, installing a state-of-the art entry system for the San Tan Gate and new Fitness Center, replacement of the Main IT and Terminal Servers and upgrading the operating systems on 50 computers, replacing the grass at the Michigan Gate with an eco-friendly xeriscape, all pool pumps changed out to variable speed pumps for greater efficiency and life span, a solar-powered street light added to the intersection of Alma School Road and San Tan Blvd., Water Volleyball added to our recreation activities, and quite a number of other housekeeping and maintenance items. What is in the pipeline for 2020? As of this writing, the design and construction documents are in progress for the Palo Verde restaurant restroom remodel, design work is in progress for the Cottonwood Bar and Grill makeover, and the design and engineering are underway for the addition of three pickleball courts. 2020 should prove to be a very productive year and one that sees enhanced amenities benefiting all of our homeowners.

The Fitness Activity Center Grand Opening and building dedication took place on Saturday, Dec. 7. After the ribbon-cutting ceremony, quite a crowd of enthusiastic homeowners spent time exploring the spaces, examining the breadth and depth of the state-of-the-art equipment, and enjoying the champagne and hors d’oeuvres that were served. Classes begin this month, so stop by the FAC and get signed up. SLCC and IronOaks residents may enroll for any of the fee-based group classes on a space-available basis.

Please meet Lorelei Guran, our CWPV December Employee of the Month. Lorelei has been with the Association for three years, employed as a server. She can be found at the Palo Verde restaurant, always with a smile, a nice hello, and a little chat regarding the daily specials and her suggestions. Lorelei provides a high level of service to the homeowners in our community. She is the embodiment of the phrase “teamwork” and helps whenever or wherever anyone needs a hand. Lorelei has a heart of gold and is a tremendous asset to the community, and well deserving of the honor. Thank you, Lorelei, and congratulations!

We wish you all a healthy, happy, and a splendid New Year! @

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

Friday, Jan. 10 – Mick Adams & The Rolling Stones

Tuesday, Jan. 21 – Magic of Manilow

Tuesday, Jan. 28 – Return to Woodstock

Tuesday, Feb. 4 – Eagles Tribute (3 p.m. Show ONLY)

Tuesday, Feb. 11- George Strait Tribute (3 p.m. Show ONLY)

Tuesday, Feb. 25 – Giovanni

Wednesday, March 4 – Uptown

Tuesday, March 10 – The Annual Impersonators Show

Tuesday, March 24 – The Blues Brothers

Tuesday, March 31 – Turn the Page – Bob Seger Tribute

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!

Ladies Coffee

Mark your calendar for Wednesday, Jan. 8, 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 January’s Fashion Show will be Chico’s. All Sun Lakes Homeowners and their guests are invited.

Upcoming Ladies Coffee Fashion Shows:

Jan. 8 – Chico’s

Feb. 5 – What Women Want

March 4 – Lion City 2

April 1 – Stein Mart

(Please note that January’s Coffee will be on the second Wednesday.)

FREE Shred-A-Thon

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 to 11 a.m. More information will be in next month’s Splash.

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 Tuesday and 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. They also handle flu shots and pneumonia shots. Please note that starting Jan. 13, 2020, 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: Jan. 11, Feb. 8, March 14, April 11

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.

1/09/20 – Tucson Air & Space Museum

1/11/20 – Dolly Steamboat, Apacheland Days, Lunch

1/19/20 – Barrett Jackson Car Auction & Collector Classics

1/25/20 – 9th Annual AZ Balloon Classic & Dinner (Goodyear)

1/27/20-1/31/20 – Middle of Winter Cruise Escape to Baja MX

1/27/20-1/31/20 – California Missions Trail

1/29/20 – Verde Canyon Railroad

1/30/20 – City Tour & Lunch

1/30/20 – Phoenix Open

2/1/20-2/29/20 – Hawaii, Tahiti & Samoa Cruise @