Sun Lakes Country Club

Message from the President

Janice Cournoyer

Happy New Year! Sun Lakes Country Club is looking forward to another productive year in 2017. Looking back at 2016, homeowners saw many improvements to our community. Some of the larger projects completed were the brand new pickleball courts, the restaurant remodel, the releveling of the front nine tee boxes on the golf course and adding an ADA ramp to the main pool area.

The budget process for 2017 began in July and after the review by the Budget and Finance Committee, the Board of Directors approved the 2017 budget at an open meeting held November 15. For the second consecutive year, homeowner dues will not be increased, the first time in 23 years dues have remained the same for two consecutive years. A big thank you to General Manager Kelly Haynes and her staff for all their hard work! Even with dues remaining the same, homeowners can look forward to many improvements to the common areas in 2017 including a necessary remodel of the Oasis Pool complex, releveling of the back nine tee boxes, new furniture for the dining room, lobby and patio at Mulligans, covered parking with solar panels in the west parking lot and a remodel of both the men’s and women’s Fitness Centers.

In addition to the projects mentioned, both the CC&R’s and Bylaws will be revised and sent to the homeowners for the required vote to implement the new governing documents. This will take place sometime in the first few months of the year so please watch the Sun Laker and eblasts for updates on this important vote.

I encourage everyone to attend both the Board and committee meetings throughout the year to keep informed of everything happening, starting with the Meet the Candidate night on January 10 and the annual meeting March 7. I hope to see you there.

Happenings at the Sun Lakes Country Club Library

Sharon Lavender

Happy New Year! Start 2017 with a visit to the Sun Lakes Country Club Library. We have a group of dedicated volunteer librarians available from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday. All Sun Lakes area residents are welcome and our open book shelves offer many excellent books that can be borrowed during Clubhouse hours.

One extremely popular author, Michael Connelly, keeps readers coming back for more of his exciting mysteries. Connelly’s latest book is The Wrong Side of Goodbye. One critic calls Connelly “a master storyteller.” A second reviewer states, “It is impossible for Connelly to tell a bad story,” and calls his latest book “superb.” Look for this and other Connelly books in our library collection.

Be sure to check the standing bulletin board in the library area for other newly released books we have in our collection. Recent additions include Escape Clause by John Sanford, Hide Away by Iris Johanson, Woman of God by James Patterson, Turbo Twenty-Two by Janet Evanovich and No Man’s Land by David Baldacci.

Please help by returning all borrowed books for other reader’s enjoyment. Book covers should also be returned with the book. Your donations are greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Upcoming January events

Pickleball Courts Grand Opening

Date: Saturday, January 7

Time: 11:00 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

Location: SLCC Pickleball Courts

Help us kick off the New Year and our new Pickleball courts! The opening ceremony and ribbon cutting will begin at 11:00 a.m., followed by a donation presentation from the SLCC Pickleball Club at 11:30 a.m. Take part in learning how to play Pickleball, get to know our SLCC Pickleball Club and members, enjoy refreshments from Sunset, and more! No tickets necessary.

Wyatt Earp: A Life on the Frontier

Date: Saturday, January 14

Time: Doors open at 4:30 p.m., dinner at 5:00 p.m., play begins 6:00 p.m.

Location: Arizona Room

Cost: $20

Set in the mid-1920s, an elderly Wyatt Earp tells of his adventures during his final days of the American Frontier from Arizona to Alaska. Join us in the Arizona Room to go back in time with Wyatt Earp! A play featuring Wyatt Earp as Wyatt Earp! Buffet menu includes salad with dressings, warm dinner rolls, baked beans, corn with peppers, mashed potatoes, and barbecued flank steak with fried onions. Tickets available at the Administrative Services desk.

Three Gals and A Guy

Date: Saturday, January 21

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Location: Arizona Room

Cost: $10

Three Gals and A Guy present songs from Broadway, movies, and more and a little bit of comedy, too! Featuring Merlene Weese, Vera Pollack, Joyce Bae, and Wayne Will. Cash bar will be available. Tickets available at the Administrative Services desk.

Tequila Tuesdays

Date: Every Tuesday

Time: 2:00-7:00 p.m.

Location: North Patio

Tuesdays, on the North Patio, enjoy complimentary chips and salsa and purchase $3 well margaritas and $5 premium margaritas.

Happy Hour

Date: Every Monday through Friday

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, January 20

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!

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.