Message from the President
Now that November is here, overseeding of the golf courses and common areas is complete. The golf courses are open, and homeowners are experiencing great playing conditions. A big thank you to Scott Anderson, Fidel Ramirez, Kale Zimmerman, and all our employees for their extra hard work this past month.
Updates to the Palo Verde bar and restaurant are now complete. Marshall Reichert and his staff are very proud of the changes that were made. Congratulations—it looks great!
Our great recreation manager for the past 21 years, Linda Caton, has retired. She has given our community enjoyment with planning shows, women’s coffees, and many fun events. She will be greatly missed but will always be remembered as “Our Linda.”
Jean Jones is our new recreation manager. Congratulations Jean—we look forward to the entertainment and events ahead.
Some ongoing community improvements include:
• Construction is progressing at the Computer Learning Center and new meeting rooms located in the old Fitness Center building. The interior will have a lecture hall, stained glass art studio, computer lab, meeting rooms, storage, and bathrooms. As a reminder, be careful when you walk near the construction site. All work is on the interior of the building. Please do not enter the building at any time. Access doors are for construction workers and authorized personnel only.
• The Palo Verde pump station on hole 9 of the golf course has been completed with new pumps and the exterior housing of the pumps.
At our August board meeting, the board approved remodeling of the old Fitness Center, aka Computer Learning Center (CLC) Project. Included in the construction costs are remediation of termite damage, roof and ceiling repairs, leveling of the concrete slab, lighting, technology wiring throughout, flooring, cabinets, tables, and chairs. Total project cost is $1,200,949.
Our community received donations for this project of $288,500 from an anonymous donor, plus an additional $75,000 from our Voluntary Contribution Fund. The total donated amount is $363,500, or 30% of the total project cost. The project is to be funded by a split of 60% Capital Improvement Funds and 40% Capital Reserve Funds. There will be no homeowner assessment for this project.
Our community will be greatly served by this project adding much needed additional meeting rooms and freeing our now used meeting rooms for additional usage. Input was received from the Facilities and Grounds Committee, interested homeowners, clubs, and management. I wish to thank everyone for the information provided. Our community will be very proud of the finished building.
Please continue enjoying our amenities and remember to be respectful of others. Continue to stay safe and healthy! I look forward to seeing everyone around the community.
Upcoming November Events
Linda Caton, Recreation Manager
All tickets for Cottonwood Palo Verde (CWPV) shows and events can be purchased at our Homeowner Services location.
TAD 2021 Concert Series – tickets on sale (unless otherwise noted) ($25)
Nov. 9, Tuesday, AOR Sold Out
Nov. 16, Tuesday, December ‘63 Sold Out
Dec. 7, Tuesday, Oh, Canada
Dec. 16, Thursday, So This Is Christmas Sold Out
Jan. 11, Tuesday, AbbaFab – Tickets go on sale Tuesday, Nov. 2
Jan. 18, Tuesday, Rebba – Corrie Sachs – Tickets go on sale Tuesday, Nov. 16
Jan. 25, Tuesday, Ultimate Chicago – Tickets go on sale Tuesday, Nov. 30
Ladies Coffees 2021-2022
Mark your calendars for the first Wednesday of each month from October through April. The Ladies Coffee is coming back! They are always held in the San Tan Ballroom starting at 10:30 a.m. with a $3 admission. We will provide hot coffee, hot or iced tea, and cookies. Stay to the end to see if you’ve won a door prize. Every Coffee has a Fashion Show, guest speaker, and entertainment! All Sun Lakes homeowners and their guests are invited. Dates and Fashion Shows are as follows:
Nov. 3 – Judy Wear Boutique
Dec. 1 – Camille – Evening Wear
Jan. 5 – Calle Rose
Feb. 2 – What Women Want – Spring Line
March 2 – Lion City 2
April 6 – CW & PV Pro Shop Spring Wear
Lion City 2 Trunk Show
Lion City is back in the A-9 (Phoenix Room) from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday. Bring a friend and shop for tops, pants, jewelry, and purses on Nov. 23. She will also be doing a Trunk Show at the Dec. 1 Ladies Coffee!
5th Annual Fun Walk
We are going to have our annual Fun Walk this year on Saturday, Nov. 6, at 9 a.m. at the greenbelt across from the Cottonwood tennis courts. We will have our annual Kick-Off Party for this event on Friday, Nov. 5, at the Palo Verde Country Club at 5:30 p.m. (registered walkers only). The cutoff date to receive a t-shirt was Oct. 15, but you can still sign up to walk and be part of the Friday Night Kick-Off Party. The cost will be the same as the 2019 Fun Walk, $20. You can pick up a registration form at Cottonwood’s Administrative Office, on the CWPV web page, and online at www.slcommunityfoundation.com. All Sun Lakes homeowners and their guests are invited to join us! All proceeds go to The Greater Sun Lakes Community Foundation!
Veterans Day Ceremony
Please join us on Thursday, Nov. 11, in the San Tan Ballroom to honor our brave men and women in the United States Armed Forces. Our annual Veterans Day Ceremony is open to all Sun Lakes homeowners and their guests! There is no fee to attend. At 2 p.m., the Arizona Rangers Color Guard will present the flags. The Sun Lakes Chordaires will be performing a couple of specially selected songs for the occasion. There will be cookies, coffee, and iced tea during the event. Hot dogs outside to follow this event, giving time for everyone to reminisce with each other.
FREE Annual Christmas Golf Cart Parade and Show
It’s never too early to think about the annual Christmas Golf Cart Parade and Show. Friday, Dec. 3, is the special day. We start at Palo Verde at 5 p.m. for free hot turkey soup, crackers, and drinks. There will also be the judging of the golf carts, and Maddy Pascal will be there to lead us all in Christmas songs. Mr. and Mrs. Claus and all the gang will be on hand for some great photos. At about 6:15 p.m., the parade of golf carts and cars will make their way to Cottonwood’s San Tan Ballroom for our 7 p.m. Christmas Show. There you will be treated to cookies, hot coffee, cocoa, and apple cider. All Sun Lakes homeowners and guests are invited. This is Cottonwood and Palo Verde’s Christmas gift to the community.
Rover’s Rest Stop
Rover’s Rest Stop is back with us again! Dee will be bringing some very adorable, furry little friends who are dying to find themselves a forever home, and they deserve that. Please come check out these Kids, as she always refers to them, on the second Saturday of each month from 9 a.m. to noon. On really hot, cold, or rainy days, they’ll be in Cottonwood’s A-6 (Dance Room). On really nice days, they’ll be at the greenbelt across from the Cottonwood tennis courts. Dee takes great care in matching the perfect little dog with the perfect family!
13th Annual Art At The Lakes Show and Sale
The committee and our fire department are starting to make plans for our 13th Annual Art At The Lakes Show and Sale. The date is set for Saturday, March 5, 2022, at the greenbelt across from the Cottonwood tennis courts from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. More details to follow in future Splash newspapers.
Shears to You
Step in and see how beautiful you can be. Shears to You Mobile Salon will be parked every Wednesday and Thursday at Cottonwood in the east parking lot at the corner of EJ Robson Blvd. and Brentwood from 9 a.m. to 5 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. Walk-ins are welcome!
Healthwaves Lab Screenings and Testing
Cottonwood Palo Verde have opened the Health & Wellness-Fitness Center, and Healthwaves is back again. They will be doing lab screenings, flu shots, pneumonia shots, and more. This is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Enter the center and sign the registration sheet at the front desk. Then take a seat in the waiting room, and someone from Healthwaves will come and get you. Anyone who lives in Sun Lakes is welcome. Here are the dates they’ll be here: Nov. 2 and Dec. 7.
Free Spirit Vacations
Don’t forget to check out all the wonderful day trips and vacations Free Spirit Vacations offers. When booking, please let them know you live in Cottonwood or Palo Verde. The Association gets a percentage of your trip cost.