Sun Lakes Country Club

A message from the general manager: A year in review

It is hard to believe that another year is behind us – but in looking at the many things we have accomplished in the last year, it has been a great one. We have completed large projects, like the clubhouse front steps, painting of the perimeter walls, replacement of some of the doors in the clubhouse, and many, many other small projects that are not so highly visible.

I’m proud to say that the Board of Directors approved every single motion that management put in front of them over the last year. I pride myself on that, because it means that we, as managers, did all of our research and presented the motions to the Board in an organized and complete fashion. It says that they have confidence that the management is moving in the right direction.

All of the managers are budget conscious and are part of an integral team of people who take pride in their work, and a group who work well together as well as separately in their individual departments.

I’m proud of the membership that supports this team of people – especially because this job can be a tough one. We not only move forward successfully in each department, but we have to direct staff and deal with all kinds of daily issues that people may not see on the surface.

Indeed, we have had a great year, a successful year. And, with budget time right around the corner, we are set to repeat it all again for another successful year.

SLHOA#1 board president goals

Janice Cournoyer chaired her first Board of Directors meeting as President on March 1 at the annual meeting. Over 140 residents were in attendance at this meeting.

Director Cournoyer served as the SLHOA No. 1 Board treasurer for the past two years and as the secretary for one year before. Since being elected to the board in 2013, management and the board of directors have worked together to improve the association’s finances and move projects forward. Director Cournoyer does not hesitate to jump right into her role as Board President and has already outlined some 2016 goals for herself and the other directors.

“I want to encourage more homeowners to attend our meetings,” she said. She has heard from some homeowners that they don’t like to attend the board meetings because they are boring, particularly when it pertains to the discussion of HOA spending or the approval of motions.

“This could be because we are not presenting those motions in a manner that is clear to members in the audience. I would like to work on presenting the motions so that everyone in the audience has an understanding of what’s going on, not just the Board members. I also want to make sure the membership understands that they have an opportunity to ask questions,” Director Cournoyer said.

She also has plans to better utilize the committees to streamline common goals for the association. “Special committees are formed to assist the board of directors,” she said. The Board of Directors will be discussing the role of each of the committees and providing clear goals for each committee to accomplish. And of course, the meetings will continue to be in compliance with Arizona state statutes.

Director Cournoyer would like to thank Rick Schwartz for the three years he served as president on the board of directors. “The Board has moved forward during those three years and I will keep us moving forward.”

Happenings at the SLCC Library

Mystery thrillers are hugely popular these days. Our library has a large number of mysteries available for borrowing. We have many extremely talented female mystery writers to choose from. A favorite of many of our readers is J. A. Jance. Her thrillers are almost impossible to put down.

Jance has strong Arizona ties. She grew up in Bisbee and graduated from the University of Arizona. Before becoming a writer, Jance worked as a school librarian and teacher on a Tucson area reservation. She currently lives half the year in Tucson and half in the Seattle area. Her books take place in both Arizona and Washington state and they are filled with local references and historical facts.

The Robson Library has hosted J. A. Jance three times. Her book talks have been outstanding. At book signing events, Jance designates a percentage of her book sales go to various causes.

Jance writes two books a year. Her first book was published in 1985. She currently has four mystery series. There are 22 J.P. Beaumont books. Beaumont lives in Seattle. The 11 Sherriff Joanna Brady books are set in Bisbee. There are five Walker family mysteries which take place in the Tucson area. These books are filled with references to Native American mythology, religion and cultural beliefs. Jance’s most recent series features Ali Reynolds, and takes place in and around Sedona. The latest book in this series, Clawback, went on sale March 8. Our library has many J. A. Jance books. Volunteer librarians are available Monday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. to help you find these and many other wonderful books.

Recent additions to our library include Blue by Danielle Steel, Brotherhood in Death by J. D. Robb, After the Storm by Linda Castillo, The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah, Secret Sisters by Jayne Ann Krentz, All the Single Ladies by Dorthea Benton Frank and The Murder House by James Patterson.

Donations are always welcome – read them and recycle them!

Thank you.

Upcoming events

Sock Hop Dance

Date: Saturday, April 2

Time: 6:00-8:30 p.m.

Location: Arizona Room

Cost: $15

Dance the night away to the best of the 1950s and 1960s! Entertainment by SixFeetUp. Items from our Americana menu will be available for additional purchase. Try a burger basket and milkshake! Food service will begin at 5:00 p.m. and continue until 7:00 p.m. Advance tickets are necessary. Purchase yours today at the Administrative Services desk at SLCC.

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: 2:00-7:00 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 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, April 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.

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.