Sun Lakes Cottonwood Palo Verde at Sun Lakes

Message from the President

Roger Beagle

April is here with Easter and warm temperatures to enjoy! It seems just last week we were celebrating the start of a new year!

The outdoor activities in our Cottonwood Palo Verde community: tennis, pickleball, and golf, have seen much involvement by our homeowners and guests. The clubs of each of these activities have completed most of their major tournaments and events for this season. Congratulations to all who participated.

There are many clubs and activities within our community that allow us to participate with our neighbors and friends, such as hiking, softball, traveling, dancing, computers, theatre, chorales, etc.

Another important part of our community that always needs the involvement of our homeowners is our board-sponsored committees. We have nine committees that meet once a month. They provide useful information and help the board and management keep our community functioning and maintaining efficiently. Without our committees, the community would not be as great as it is. Thank you to everyone who has served, is presently serving, and those who will serve in the future. Your time and efforts are very much appreciated!

My term as a board member for the past six years and as president of the board of directors for the past two years has ended. I have enjoyed my experience as a board member, and I look back with enjoyment. It truly has been a very rewarding experience for me!

As part of the board of directors, I have had the pleasure of being involved with numerous projects that have been completed, are in the process, or are in the planning stages.

Some completed projects in our community while I served as a committee member and as a board member are the Palo Verde patio cover, two renovations of the Palo Verde restaurant, Fitness Center, pickleball courts, enhancement of the Cottonwood restaurant, redesigning bathrooms at both Cottonwood and Palo Verde, refurbishing our community pools and tennis courts, and redesigning and updating of well pump stations for Cottonwood and Palo Verde golf courses.

A project nearing completion is the redesign of the old Fitness Center into the CLC project of meeting rooms, bathrooms, lecture hall, computer lab, glass studio, and storage areas. Stay tuned for the opening soon.

As I was elected by a community vote, I say, “Thank you to the homeowners for allowing me to be of service to our community. It truly has been a pleasurable and rewarding experience.”

I hope that everyone takes the opportunity to use and enjoy our lakes and greenbelts and the many activities and amenities throughout our community. Please be respectful of others and our amenities.

Remember to look for community information and updates in Management’s publications of “In The Know” and The Flyer.

Upcoming Events

Java with Jean 2022

April 6 is the last Java with Jean until next season, starting in October of 2022. The Fashion Show is “Cottonwood Palo Verde Pro Shop Spring Wear.” Greg, golf pro and manager of the Palo Verde Pro Shop, will tell us about what the models are wearing. We are throwing in a little fun and have some male models to show off some golf wear for men. Special guests include Suzanne from Free Spirit Vacations with a special event for us, The ImproVables for a little laugh, Pinot’s Palette with info on a Painting and Wine event coming up, and do not forget those cookies! We will be having an Easter Bonnet Contest. So, wear your best Easter bonnet, homemade or bought. Let’s have some fun in our last Java with Jean!

Lion City 2 Trunk Show

Lion City 2 returns to the Dance Room (A-6) from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 26 and May 24.

Sun Lakes Community Theatre’s Comedy Improv Troupe, The ImproVables

Come join the party at the Cottonwood Palo Verde Saguaro Room on Friday, April 22. The night starts out with a buffet dinner and cash bar. The show will start at 7 p.m. If you’re in the mood to laugh, we are where you want to be! Doors open at 5 p.m.

FREE Annual Easter Parade and Egg Hunt

Mark your calendar now for Saturday, April 16, to attend Cottonwood Palo Verde’s Easter Parade and Egg Hunt. The festival is sponsored by the Lions Club, Rotary Club, Lions Breakfast Club, and Cottonwood Palo Verde’s Recreation Department and is open to all Sun Lakers and their guests. The Egg Hunt will start at 9 a.m. on the greenbelt across from the Cottonwood tennis courts. Line up your golf carts on 99th Drive starting at 8:30 a.m. Judging will start at 9:15 a.m. Prizes will be awarded to first, second, and third place winners in both the “Best Easter Theme” and “Best Decorated.” At 9:45 a.m. the parade will start and will travel east on Howard Drive, go around the big circle, finishing off at the beginning (Brentwood and 99th). After the parade passes by, we will have prizes, music, a large bouncy house, obstacle course, other games, and balloon twisters, all at the greenbelt across from the tennis courts. Join us for photos with Mr. and Mrs. Easter Bunny and the Chicks. Come join us outside this year for all the Easter fun you can have!

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 Drive from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. To schedule your appointment, call 480-983-5378. Walk-ins are welcome!