Sun Lakes Country Club

A message from the GM: Nothing changes, nothing changes

Kelly Haynes

In looking for the source of this quote, the best answer I found was this: “Nothing changes if nothing changes, and if I keep doing what I’ve always done, I’ll keep getting what I’ve always got, and will keep feeling what I’ve always felt.” I couldn’t find the author, but it inspired my message for this month.

Change has been the topic of a lot of conversations that I’ve been involved in during my tenure at Sun Lakes Country Club. The lack of it for many years, the lack of desire for it by some, and the people who understand that change is inevitable and that change means always evolving. For us, it’s all about a continuous movement to evolve into something better. There are so many things we have worked on, voted on, improved upon that I’ve seen in serving the association as both Controller and then the General Manager. I have learned to embrace change, and as something changes, we make every effort to ensure it is moving in the right direction for the good of the association and the membership. Not just with the many projects the Board has voted to approve, but those internal things that people don’t see, the ones that make the internal structure of the company stronger as a whole. If the organization is properly organized and maintained, it will make this organization stronger and better for years to come.

I’m very pleased with the dedication that the managers put into their jobs in the different ways we serve the association. Not everyone will agree 100 percent of the time with the things that are done, but it is my very sincerest hope that we can continue to work toward the greater good overall.

Upcoming September events

Caribbean Pool Party!

Date: Tuesday, September 27

Time: 11:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

Location: SLCC Clubhouse Pool

Cost: $12

Swing by anytime between 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. to celebrate the end of our HOT summer here at Sun Lakes and welcome in the fall season! A fun day at the pool, a delicious buffet, cash bar and a live steel drum band made possible by our sponsors at Abundant Health AZ and Built by Referral Realty! Buffet includes warm Hawaiian style dinner rolls, pineapple and sweet pepper couscous, creamy potato salad, grilled Caribbean jerk chicken and sweet barbecue braised pork! Tickets are on sale at the Administrative Services desk at SLCC.

Activities Open House!

Date: Saturday, October 29

Time: 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Location: Veteran’s Pavilion SLCC

Want to join a new club or start a new hobby? Make plans to attend the Open House! Many clubs, organizations and class instructors will be available to showcase their club or activity. Booth sign-ups are available are the Administrative Service desk. Questions? Call Events Coordinator Megan Carrigan at 480-895-9270 Ext. 128.

Diamondbacks Baseball Trip

Dates: September 30

Time: Bus leaves at 5:15 p.m. for all games

Location: SLCC Parking Lot

Cost: $45

Enjoy suite level seats, round trip bus transportation, and all you can eat food at Chase Field! Tickets will go on sale for each game after the previous game has concluded. Handicap seating is available with a timely request. Please note there is a fair distance to walk and some stair climbing may be required. Wheelchair assistance is available upon timely request. SLCC and the Diamondbacks will do everything they can to assist you with proper notice. Purchase your tickets at the Administrative Services desk.

Happy Hour

Date: Monday, Wednesday and Friday during the summer!

Time: 3:00-7:00 p.m.

Location: North Patio

Join us on the North Patio for specialty drinks! Enjoy the misting and fan system when it’s warm, cozy fire pits when it’s cool and our relaxing furniture. We have live entertainment every Friday night! $3.25 well drinks, $2.50 cans of beer, $3.25 glass of wine.

UpTown Art Painting Class and Wine

Date: Friday, September 16

Time: 2:00-4:30 p.m.

Location: Navajo Room

Cost: $23 per person

Join us for an afternoon of painting and wine with your friends! UpTown Art brings painting to you with an all-inclusive class that will allow you to leave with your very own masterpiece. The cost of the event includes all the materials you will need, personalized instruction and a complimentary glass of wine. Follow along as an UpTown Artist leads the entire class through painting the selected event picture.

Not an artist? That’s okay! The instructors are there to make it easy for you to follow along and will help individuals as needed.

Advance tickets are necessary. Purchase yours today at the Administrative Services desk at SLCC.

Sunday Omelet Station at the Sunset Grill

Date: First Sunday of each month

Time: 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Location: Arizona Room

Cost: $7.95 per person

Join us on the first Sunday of each month for our featured omelet station! Includes a made-to-order omelet served with a featured side item.

Sunset Grill Dinner Service

Date: Thursday and Friday

Time: 4:00-7:00 p.m.

Location: Arizona Room

Join us for full service dinner provided from your very own Association restaurant! Thursday night is our featured prime rib special! House Cut is only $14.95 and our King Cut is $17.95. Every Friday is our traditional all-you-can-eat fish fry for only $11.95! We hope to see you soon!

Homeowner Hospitality Day

Date: Last Friday of every month

Time: 8:30-10:30 a.m.

Location: Navajo Room

Join us for complimentary coffee and refreshments. This is our way of saying thank you to residents and volunteers in our community.

Team Trivia

Date: Every Monday

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Location: Arizona Room

Team Trivia is a live hosted trivia game. Play as a solo player or bring your friends to lend a helping mind. Compete against other teams for prizes! Our categories include everything from history, TV, sports, geography, music and just about anything else you can think of. If you want to show your competition just how smart you are this is your chance!

There is no cost or obligation to play. All materials will be provided free of charge. Just bring yourself and a desire to have some fun! There will be a cash bar available and a chance to win prizes and enter to win the 50/50 raffle.


Date: Every Wednesday

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Location: Arizona Room

Join us for a night of fun, friends and maybe even a cash prize! Hosted by Veterans of Foreign Wars.