Sun Lakes Country Club

Message from the General Manager

Kelly Haynes, General Manager

When people drive through our community in search of their next home, do they think of Sun Lakes as having pride of ownership? Does it show when someone looks at your house? The term “pride of ownership” sums up what I feel is most important in any community. You don’t have to have a fancy house or a lot of money to show your personal pride of ownership. Clean, manicured yards, keeping the paint on your house touched up or repainted every so many years, and making sure patios and carports are clear of boxes and debris are all actions homeowners can take to show pride of ownership and to be a good neighbor. We know that what one neighbor does (or doesn’t do) to the exterior of their home may very well have an effect on their neighbor.

Homeowners have certain rights. They have a right to expect a responsive and competent community association, they have the right to honest and fair treatment by community leaders and managers, and they also have the right to live in a community where association property is maintained according to established standards. Homeowners also have certain responsibilities, which are communicated to them when they purchase their home in Sun Lakes. They have the responsibility to treat their leaders with honesty and respect, pay association assessments on time, and they also have a responsibility to maintain their own property according to the same standards as the association. Our governing documents (available on our website) outline the rules by which we all must live. But really, we should all want to live by the rules. It not only makes us better homeowners and neighbors, but it protects our property values and overall makes our Sun Lakes community a very nice place to live.

Happenings at the Library

For those who truly appreciate great literature, classics are at the top of many lists. The Sun Lakes Country Club Library has a Nostalgia section of books located to the right of the fireplace. You might find that classic you have been wanting to read or re-read in this section.

Some movies are known as “chick flicks” or “rom coms” (romantic comedies). Classic literature can be very romantic. The comedy aspect is often based on the perspective of the reader. Social status and mores during the times when many of the classics were written are entirely different now.

Literary heroines stand out in numerous classics. Strong, intelligent, and spunky women have inspired generations of booklovers. Jane Austen was a master of this genre. Her Elizabeth Bennet in Pride and Prejudice and Eleanor Dashwood in Sense and Sensibility are two examples. Charlotte Bronte gave us Jane Eyre and Nathaniel Hawthorne created Hester Prynne in The Scarlet Letter. And, for the fun of it, remember Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe.

Look for these classics and many others in our Nostalgia section. Also, of note, we now have a copy of The Wright Brothers by David McCullough in our new arrivals. Men, maybe this would be your cup of tea. Stop by our library soon.

Read It and Recycle It. Thank you.

Free annual golf passes

Don’t forget about the free golf passes that come with every paid annual membership! If you purchase your annual golf membership by December 31, 2015 you will receive three free guest passes to use any time throughout this season.

If you wait until January 2016 to purchase your annual golf membership, you will receive two free guest passes and after February 28, 2016, you will only receive one free guest pass. Stop in today to buy your annual golf membership, which helps to support your golf operation!

Annual golf memberships for Sun Lakes HOA No. 1 residents – $950.00; associate golf memberships for Sun Lakes HOA Nos. 2 and 3 residents – $1,100.

Memberships may be purchased at the Administrative Services desk.

Upcoming December events

Teddy Bear Raffle Kick-Off for Phoenix Children’s Hospital

Date: Tuesday, December 1

Time: 5:00 p.m.

Location: North Patio

Menu: Turkey chili, warm rolls and cookies. Join us this year for our teddy bear fundraiser! Meal will be provided for free with the donation of a new teddy bear; $5 without donation. We will also be selling raffle tickets for a giant, oversized teddy bear. Raffle tickets are $1 each or six tickets for $5. Remember, this is to benefit the children at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. Help make their Christmas a great one!

Sunset Grill/North Patio Closed

Date: Friday, December 4

Time: 1:30 p.m. to end of day

The Sunset Grill and North Patio will be closed for dinner services and happy hour due to an employee event.

Trajan Wealth Seminar

Date: Saturday, December 5

Time: 11:00 a.m.-noon

Location: Navajo Room

Free lunch will be served at noon. Trajan Wealth will be hosting a financial and retirement seminar with a focus on making sense of your current and future financial life.

Holiday Tree Lighting

Date: Saturday, December 5

Time: 5:00 p.m. cocktails, 5:30 p.m. carols, 6:00 p.m. (or once the sun has set) tree lighting

Join us this year for a festive and fun holiday tree lighting. Join us on the patio at 5:00 p.m. for specialty drinks and enjoy our fire pits and relaxing furniture. Complimentary hot chocolate and cookies will be provided for all attendees. Once the sun has set, we will light the tree and listen to holiday carols! Cash bar will be available. Seating is first come first served.

Children’s Piano Recital

Date: Saturday, December 12

Time: 3:30 p.m.

Location: Arizona Room

Join us for a free children’s piano recital. Complimentary cookies and refreshments will be provided. Piano recitals allow children to demonstrate their progress to their family, friends and peers. Come show your support and make their day!

Parade of Lights

Date: Tuesday, December 15

Time: 3:00 p.m. North Patio Bar opens, 4:00 p.m. entertainment by Adam Burriel, 6:00 p.m. start the parade!

Location: North Patio and Mulligan’s Lounge

Decorate your golf cart and come out for an evening of food, fun, music and holiday lights! Enjoy happy hour drink specials and entertainment on the North Patio prior to the parade. The parade will finish at Mulligan’s Lounge where you can join us for warm turkey and cranberry sliders, baked white mac and cheese and a cookie. Tickets for food are $7.50 each. Please sign up for food in advance at the Administrative Services desk. Cash bar available at Mulligan’s. Parade is free of charge.

UpTown Art Painting Class and Wine

Date: Friday, December 18

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.

The Improvables

Date: Saturday, December 19

Time: 5:00 p.m. cocktails, 5:30 dinner, 6:30 p.m. show time

Location: Arizona Room

Cost: $15

Join us for dinner and a comedy show. The Sun Lakes Community Theatre present the Improvables, a comedy improv show. Menu: baked potato and salad bar with a featured dessert. Enjoy our hot, baked potatoes served with all the trimmings, salad with various dressings and a featured dessert. Tickets are available at the Administrative Services desk.

Santa on the Patio

Date: Tuesday, December 22

Time: 5:00- 6:00 p.m.

Location: North Patio

Menu: Roasted chicken and corn chowder with a warm roll. Join us on the North Patio for drink specials, refreshments and meet Santa! Food free with the donation of a new teddy bear, $5 without donation. We will be raffling an oversized teddy bear at 6:00 p.m. Raffle tickets are $1 each or six tickets for $5.

Sunset Grill/North Patio Closed

Date: Friday, December 25

Time: All day

The Sunset Grill and North Patio will be closed on Christmas.

Raise Your Glass – New Year’s Eve Dinner

Date: Thursday, December 31

Time: 5:00 p.m. cocktails and appetizers, 6:30 p.m. dinner

Location: Navajo Room

Cost: $39 per person

Entertainment provided by Adam Burriel

Menu: Assorted cheese and fruit platters, fresh veggie platter, house cut charcuterie board, tossed Caesar salad, crab whipped mashed potatoes, red roasted potatoes, asparagus with a hollandaise glaze, baked salmon, herb crusted prime rib and a glass of ONEHOPE wine or champagne.

Price includes all of the above and your admittance into the Arizona Room for dancing and the Jack Wagner concert after dinner. Tickets available at the Administrative Services desk.

New Year’s Eve Party with Jack Wagner

Date: Thursday, December 31

Time: 8:00 p.m. doors open, 8:30 show begins

Location: Arizona Room

Cost: $15 person

Spend time with your friends, bring your own hor d’oeuvres and ring in the New Year! Party favors and a champagne toast at midnight will be provided. Cash bar. Tickets available at Administrative Services.

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.

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.