Sun Lakes Country Club

The state of SLCC – annual president’s report

Janice Cournoyer, Board President

One of the duties of the president, as defined in our current bylaws, is giving a report at the annual meeting that summarizes the activities of the association for the previous 12 months. Even though today’s agenda lists this as the President’s Report, it most certainly is not my report; it’s a report of the accomplishments of the board as a whole, management and the community over the past 12 months. I just get to be the bearer of the good news.

The past 12 months have seen substantial growth in our restricted funds. The Reserve Fund, used to repair or replace the assets of the community, grew by 15%, and the BCI Fund, used for improvements to our community, among other things, grew by 27%. The Operating Fund is maintaining the required 30 days cash on hand to cover day-to-day operating expenses – all done while keeping our annual dues stable for the past three years.

Twenty-five motions were presented to the board for approval by management over the year. All 25 passed. Having no motions tabled is a testament to the diligence of our management team, only presenting motions to the board that have been thoroughly researched with ample information supplied so we can make informed decisions and spend the association’s money wisely.

In September of 2016, the much-anticipated pickleball courts opened for the enjoyment of our members and a well-attended Grand Opening was held in January of this year. Some of the other large projects completed include the remodel of the Arizona Room for the Sunset Grill restaurant and large events, the releveling of the front nine tees boxes on the golf course, adding an ADA ramp to the main pool area and beautiful new patio furniture at Mulligan’s. The Oasis Pool project began in February and will continue in stages throughout the year. Members can look forward to many other improvements to the common areas this year, including the releveling of the back nine tees boxes, new furniture for both the Arizona Room and the lobby, 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 all these projects, on March 1, a mailing went out to all members seeking their consent to approve the restated bylaws and CC&R’s. Discussions about revising these documents began six years ago, and the draft document was finally approved by the board on January 31 of this year. Even though this project is not something homeowners can physically see, it is one of the most important things we can do for our community, for now and for the future.

I would like to thank my fellow directors, the management team and the volunteers who serve on our committees for accomplishing so much in the past year. It has been an honor to serve as your president, and I look forward to another great year.

Upcoming events

Lilia! Play

Date: Tuesday, April 11

Time: Doors open at 2:00 p.m.; play begins 2:30 p.m.

Location: Arizona Room

Cost: $12.00

The indomitable Lilia Skala comes to life in her granddaughter’s deeply personal celebration of a life in the theater. Buoyed by a resolute faith, the Austrian stage actress flees the Third Reich and finds herself laboring in a New York zipper factory before working her way back to Broadway and the silver screen. Lilia eventually collected Oscar, Emmy and Golden Globe award nominations. Libby Skala, Lilia’s granddaughter, performs a one-woman show in dedication to her grandmother’s life. Refreshments will be available at the show. Tickets available at the Administrative Services desk.

Sun Lakes Country Club Easter Egg Hunt

Date: Saturday, April 15

Time: 9:30-11:00 a.m.

Location: SLCC Pitch & Putt Course

Cost: Free!

Join us for an Easter Egg Hunt here at Sun Lakes Country Club. Free to children ages 12 and under. Egg Hunt times are as follows: Ages 0-3 hunt at 10:00 a.m., ages 4-7 hunt at 10:20 a.m. and ages 8-12 hunt at 10:40 a.m. Join in the fun and activities and meet the Easter Bunny! For entry, sign up at the Administrative Services desk. Don’t forget to bring your gathering baskets! Please note: Plastic eggs will be filled with various candy and prizes – candy may contain nuts or other ingredients – parents/grandparents are responsible for their children.

Sun Lakes Country Club Spring Parade!

Date: Saturday, April 15

Time: 1:00 p.m.

Location: Start at SLCC Parking Lot

Cost: Free!

Join in the parade by driving in a decorated golf cart, truck or float! Or wave on the sidelines as parade participants drive by! The parade will start at Sun Lakes Country Club, circle around Sun Lakes Boulevard and end back at Sun Lakes Country Club. Participating groups include Sun Lakes Country Club Patrol, Built by Referral Realty, Sheriff’s Posse, Sun Lakes Fire Department and Renaissance Luxury Living. Sign up your golf cart, truck or float at the Administrative Services desk.

Easter Brunch at Sunset Grill

Date: Sunday, April 16

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Location: Sunset Grill

Cost: Adults – $19.95, Children 12 and Under – $10.00

Easter Brunch Buffet will be served at Sunset Grill! Menu includes scrambled eggs, breakfast potatoes, bacon, sausage, biscuits and gravy, fresh fruit, assorted pastries, garden salad, warm dinner rolls, mashed potatoes and gravy, fresh green beans, glazed ham and baked salmon. Please note the ticket price does not include beverages. Cash Bar will be available. Last day to purchase tickets is April 12. Advance ticket purchase required. Tickets available at the Administrative Services desk.

Diamondbacks Baseball Trips

Dates: April 2, May 24, June 29, July 26, August 11 and September 14

Time: Bus leaves at 11:30 a.m. for all games, except August 11 at 5:00 p.m.

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.

Blood Drive

Date: Friday, April 21

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Location: SLCC Parking Lot

Find the hero in you! Please bring a photo ID and donor card. Free cholesterol testing with every donation! Sign-up sheet for scheduled appointments available at the Administrative Services desk at SLCC.

Tequila Tuesdays

Date: Every Tuesday

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

Location: North Patio

Tuesdays, on the North Patio, enjoy complimentary chips and salsa and purchase $3.00 well Margaritas and $5.00 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, April 21

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. to 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.