Sun Lakes – Cottonwood Palo Verde at Sun Lakes

Message from the President

Anne Montgomery

Dear Homeowners,

The annual Cottonwood Palo Verde Homeowners meeting was held on March 25 in the San Tan Ballroom. We hope that many of you were able to attend our “State of the Union” presentation. Your Board of Directors encourages 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 projects are being planned, and where our dollars are 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 Friday in the weekly newsletter, The Flyer.

Say hello to Adan Ruelas, Cottonwood Palo Verde’s March Employee of the Month. Adan has been our Common Area Supervisor for the last year and a half. He continues to show us that he has a clear vision of the work that needs to be done and is always looking for ways to make Cottonwood Palo Verde a place that our homeowners can be proud of. Adan takes the time to train other employees in the correct way to do things and looks for ways to save time and money for the association. He is a “hard-charger,” has a positive attitude, and is ready to go the extra mile if needed. Congratulations, Adan, and thank you for bringing your outstanding work ethic to the job every day!

It has been a privilege to serve on the Board of Directors of our wonderful community for the past five years. My term ended when your new Board was seated on March 25. I have had the good fortune to work with a team of extraordinary Board colleagues and a first-rate General Manager. I thank all of you for your support, cooperation, and humor. And not least, thank you to YOU, our homeowners, for your vision and support. I am pleased and grateful to be exiting this position with the knowledge that we have made a positive difference in Cottonwood Palo Verde and that your newly-seated Board of Directors along with management will continue to do so. That brings me to making a final pitch for joining one of our nine standing committees. We have always been a community of talented people who have lent their time, talents, expertise, and life experience to its guidance and successful governance. If you have some time, get involved — your community needs you!

Easter and Passover are coming up soon, and it is a wonderful time to surround ourselves with family and friends—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 14 – Phil Collins Tribute

Tuesday, April 21 – Project Presley

Thursday, May 7 – O’Canada

Tuesday, June 2 – Garth Brooks Live Tribute

Tuesday, June 16 – Catch A Wave – Beach Boys

Tuesday, July 7 – ABBA Fab

Upcoming “TAD” Concert Tickets:

Thursday, Aug. 10 – Studio 54 Explosion 70s Disco (Bee Gees, ABBA, Earth, Wind & Fire, The Jacksons, and more); Tickets on sale Tuesday, April 7

Thursday, Sept. 17 – Eagles Tribute; Tickets on sale Tuesday, May 2

Thursday, Oct. 1 – Chicago Tribute; Tickets on sale Tuesday, June 2

Tuesday, Oct. 20 – All American Girls; Tickets on sale Tuesday, June 16

Thursday, Nov. 5 – AOR When FM Ruled the World (Journey, Kansas, Heart, Toto, REO Speedwagon, and Stix); Tickets on Sale Tuesday, July 2

Tuesday, Nov. 17 – December ‘63 – Jersey Boys; Tickets on sale Tuesday, July 21

Tuesday, Dec. 8 – So This Is Christmas; Tickets on sale Tuesday, Aug. 4

Tuesday, Dec. 15 – Country Christmas; Tickets on sale Tuesday, Aug. 18

Ladies Coffee

Mark your calendar for Wednesday, April 1, 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 April Fashion Show will be sponsored byDillards. Also, the Sun Lakes Community Theatre will do a snippet for their upcoming play. All Sun Lakes homeowners and their guests are invited.

Annual Sun Lakes Easter Golf Cart Parade & Egg Hunt Festival

Saturday, April 11, is the date set for our annual Sun Lakes Easter Golf Cart Parade & Egg Hunt Festival hosted by the SL Lions Club, SL Lions Breakfast Club, SL Rotary Club, and the Cottonwood Palo Verde Recreation Department and Committee. The Festival will start at 9 a.m. at Cottonwood’s five lakes (north lake) greenbelt, across from CW’s tennis courts on Brentwood Drive with the Egg Hunt. Afterwards, the Sun Lakes Community Theatre will present a wonderful children’s play on Brentwood Drive. Following that will be our Golf Cart Parade and then on to the San Tan Ballroom for treats and games for the children. You must have a Sun Lakes homeowner’s card or be escorted in by a Sun Lakes homeowner to enter the San Tan Ballroom. Be sure to bring your cameras for some great photo shots with Mr. & Mrs. Easter Bunny.

The Great Banjo Summit & Other Things with Strings

Back again by popular demand is our annual Great Banjo Summit on Tuesday, April 7, in the San Tan Ballroom staring at 7 p.m. with the doors opening at 6 p.m. Tickets are only $15 for this extremely entertaining show!

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 new Fitness Center from 8 a.m. to noon. They also handle flu shots and pneumonia shots. Dates: April 13, May 11, June 8, July 13, Aug. 10, Sept. 14, Oct. 12, Nov. 9, and Dec.14

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: April 11, May 9, June 13, July 11, Aug. 8, Sept. 12, Oct. 10, Nov. 14, and Dec. 12


Saturday, April 4 – Steve Wilson Benefit Dinner/Dance

Saturday, April 11 – CW – Progressive Dinner (End of the Season)

Sunday, April 12 – CW – Easter Breakfast Brunch

Sunday, April 12 – PV – Easter Sunday Brunch

Saturday, April 25 – PV – The Prisoner Wine & Food Pairing @