Sun Lakes Country Club

General Manager report

Kelly Haynes, GM

I was very proud recently as I watched a group of Sun Lakes employees and volunteers work together to dress and decorate for a wedding reception in the Arizona Room. As I worked diligently side-by-side with management staff, administrative staff, restaurant staff and a Board member, it hit me that these people from different departments came together not only for the benefit of the company, but for the benefit of the Events Coordinator, who had to leave town abruptly on family business. These staff members expanded their team spirit across service lines. It made me think a little more deeply about teamwork. We use the word team and teamwork all the time, and many of us want to be seen as part of a team, but how often do you really see it in action?

It is my hope that these (and all) employees believe that they are part of a team that works and one that is successful. That we can also experience teamwork with the members; that we would all do whatever we needed to do for the success of the company and the enjoyment of the membership. I believe that in order to create the best environment for a happy customer (the member), employees need to feel that their efforts are appreciated, not only by the members but by management. We must value their opinions and input, and must make sure they have the right tools they need to do their job. I believe even if we are not already there – we are on the right path to reach these things fully.

The members here are fortunate to have such a team serving them, just as the staff are fortunate to have such a wonderful, safe and appreciative environment in which to serve. Thanks for being part of our team.

Upcoming January events

Sunset Grill Closed

Date: Friday, January 1

Time: All day

The Sunset Grill will be closed in observation of the holiday.

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 and enjoy our cozy fire pits and relaxing furniture. We have live entertainment every Friday night; $3 well drinks, $2 cans of beer, $3.50 glass of wine.

Blood Drive

Date: Friday, January 8

Time: 9:00 a.m.

Location: Bloodmobile in the parking lot

This year, United Blood Services will give a free ticket to the Waste Management Phoenix Open to all who donate blood.

Grand Opening – Built by Referral Realty

Date: Saturday, January 9

Time: Noon-4:00 p.m.

Location: West Parking Lot

Join us for the grand opening of our newly renovated real estate office and meet our new broker, Lisa Pizutti! There will be live entertainment, a gift basket raffle and free food. Menu: pulled BBQ pork sliders, coleslaw, baked beans, potato salad and iced tea.

UpTown Art Painting Class and Wine

Date: Friday, January 15

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.

Anglers Flea Market

Date: Saturday, January 16

Time: 6:00-10:00 a.m.

Location: Parking Lot

The Anglers Club hosts monthly flea markets and uses the proceeds to fund children’s fishing derbies. Vendors may reserve a spot in the flea market for $5 at the Administrative Services desk. The Anglers also accept donated items.

Marty Berk’s Hilarious Tribute to Red Skelton

Date: Saturday, January 23

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

Location: Arizona Room

Tickets: $20

Marty Berk’s Hilarious Tribute to Red Skelton is a sincere, warm and heartfelt tribute to one of the greatest and most loved entertainers that the world has ever seen, Red Skelton! Marty brings to life many of Mr. Skelton’s most famous characters, skits, sketches and pantomimes. This clean, family friendly show is a must see! Menu: Chicken Cordon Blu, mixed vegetables, roasted red potatoes and chocolate cake. Advance tickets are necessary. Purchase yours today at the Administrative Services desk.

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 $10.95! 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.