January 2017 Smoke Signal

The entrance to Sundance 1 RV Resort Arizona

From the Manager’s desk…

Happy New Year’s Everyone!

I trust everyone had a great Christmas and are eager to start 2017. 2016 is now history and oh what a year it was, especially in the political world. 2017 may prove to be just as interesting.

Congratulations to our winners of the Christmas Decorating Contest here in the park.

1st Place Park Model was #366 Jim & Sassy Skinner, 2nd Place was #513 Peter & Rose Roy,

3rd Place was #114 Dennis & Karen Larson. 1st Place RV was #495 Gordon & Jeanne Beck, 2nd Place #324 Alan & Marjorie Wallbank, 3rd Place #326 Varuna & Clarence Boutain. Thank you everyone for decorating your site for the Holiday Season. The Park was ever so festive looking. Also, Congratulations to the Park for placing in the Parade held in December. The folks did a wonderful job on decorating. Special thanks to Gary and Linda Starr for all the work they put into making the float.


Every Monday at 8:30 AM is the “Koffee Klatch”. This is the Park’s weekly information meeting. Coffee & donuts are available. Sue, our Activity Director, recaps the previous week’s activities and provides information on the current week’s activities. It is also an opportunity for anyone to get up and talk about any project/event/activity they are championing. There is also a 50/50 Drawing, so bring your dollar or buy 6 for $5 and join the group.

The road out in front of the office parking lot is a one-way, so please drive in the direction of the arrows.

Wash permits are required if you plan on washing your Park Model or RV. If you hire someone who has their own water tank, no permit is necessary. The Activity Office sells the permits – $5.00 for one wash or $10.00 for an annual permit.

Two parking spots next to the laundry room will or have been painted “For Laundry Parking Only”. Please do not park in those spots if you ARE NOT doing laundry.

Again, Park Model Owners, NO PARKING on the gravel, unless you have been grandfathered. If you do not have room to park in your carport, but have sufficient space on the awning side gravel area, you can submit a request to add pavers or a concrete pad; or request an exception to policy to continue parking on the gravel. Each site is different, so each request is visually checked before granting approval/disapproval.

For all the new folks returning, welcome back. One big change is at the dumpster area. All trash must be placed inside the dumpsters, or if it can be recycled, place in the recycle bins. There is no longer an area for unwanted items.

I wish you all a great 2017 and hope you all take advantage of the activities Sue and her Team have put together for you this season.

Judy Dickson, Park Manager

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Friday January 27 from 7-10pm.

We are Bringing back a favorite evening from the past. Our casino night has always been a fun event but, many volunteers are needed to make this the success it has always been. Please sign up in activities.

Also, we need donations of new items for the giveaway drawings. This is a good way to rid yourself of unwanted gifts. These can be dropped off in activities or Site #181.  Please help us make this an annual event once again!

Stretch & Strength Classes (chair yoga) …

 Hope you all had a Very Merry Christmas & will have a Happy New Year. There is no charge for the class, so if you are new & would like to join us, come along & see what it is all about. (We now will be using the Hole in the Wall).  Classes are Mon. & Wed. @ 10:30 to 11:30 AM.  Take care & God Bless.

Friday Night Sabbath…

Anyone caring to join us for Shabbos on Fridays at 6:30 PM, please call me.  Looking forward to hearing from you, Lenore Smith

Sunday Church with Pastor Scott…

The Non-Denominational church services are being held Sundays at 8:30 am in the Hole in the Wall.  All are invited to attend.


 Mark your calendars now and plan to attend the first Country Store of 2017 on Friday, Jan. 6, from 9 to 12 in the Hole-in-the-Wall.  This will be an excellent chance to pick up any items left out of your Christmas stockings!

Coffee and Danish will be available for purchase at 8.  Lunch will be served from 11 to 12.  Richard and Karen and their crew have planned a scrumptious menu with two delicious choices.  One is a combo of half a chicken salad sandwich on a croissant and a cup of tortellini soup; the other is a bratwurst with sauerkraut and chips.  Each meal is $5.00 and includes your choice of lemonade or iced tea.

Over 40 vendors will have their wares on display, and are looking forward to wishing you a happy and healthy new year.  See you on January 6.  Fritzi Ferguson

A Jury is : Twelve people who determine which client has the best attorney

Sales Corral…

The Sales Staff would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year.

During this time of year we want to pause and be thankful for all of Gods blessings to our Nation and our families.  Our staff would like everyone to keep Dennie Shepherd in their prayers as she tries to recover from her open heart operation.  Steve and Dennie are long time residents of Sundance 1. (We all recognize this is a trying time for Steve as well.)  We all look forward to the day that Dennie may well be bouncing around the park again.

Here’s hoping that Santa brought you good things for Christmas and good health for the New Year!

Sewing Room January Events…

The Sewing Room is “a buzz” as more Sundance residents are arriving every day. If you are new to the park or just haven’t been in lately, we invite you to come to the room and partake of all the activities planned. If you would like to participate, there is a bulletin board in the sewing room where all the activities are posted including classes, Shop Hops, luncheons, etc.

The monthly luncheon is January 18 in the Hole in the Wall.  Attendees share completed projects, fun conversation and enjoy a delicious lunch prepared by our kitchen staff.  Tickets are $6.50 and must be purchased 3 days prior to the luncheon.  Buy your tickets in the sewing room – exact change is appreciated!

We gather on the second Tuesday of every month to work on charity projects for several organizations in the Casa Grande community.  Projects include children’s and adult quilts, backpacks, fidget quilts and other fun-to-do projects. Doretta Oaklief leads this program and plans a specific project each month.  This year, another committee has been organized under the leadership of Marjorie Wallbank to address the needs of our own Sundance family.  This group meets at different times to fulfill the needs of our residents.

Sassy Skinner heads up classes and has scheduled two in January.  On January 6 there will be an event called “What’s in Your Bag.”  Sewers and quilters open their sewing bags and introduce their best, unique, and most-used tools and gadgets.  Candy Mayo will lead a Mystery Quilt class on Jan 13 and 14.   Participants are given the directions one step at a time and the end result is a “mystery” until it’s completed. It’s a fun two days and the mystery quilts will be displayed at the upcoming quilt show.

Plans are underway for the annual Quilt Show to be held Feb. 25.  Mark your calendars.  This is always something marvelous to see! The “opportunity quilt” has been completed, and tickets will be on sale throughout January and February. Proceeds are used to purchase materials for our charity projects.     Candy Mayo

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Upcoming Events … Mark your favorite events so you don’t miss out!!!

Feb 1 & 2 – Adventureland Workampers

Feb 3 – Country Store – 9-Noon

Feb 3 – Movie Night – 6:30pm –

Feb 4 – MT,WY, N&S Dakota Potluck- 12-2

Feb 4 – Dance with Debbie & Dbl Eagle – 7pm

Feb 5 – Super Bowl Party – 3:30 pm

Feb 6—Sky Med Presentation 4-6PM

Feb 7 – MI Potluck – 4-6pm

Feb 8 – Softball’s Brat Dinner

Feb 10 – Senior Expo – 9-10:30am

Feb 11 – Western Days

Feb 12 – Iowa Potluck – 4-6pm

Feb 14 – Valentine’s Dinner Show – 7pm

Feb 15 – New Image Fashion Show – 9-2pm

Feb 16 – Hale Theater Tag-a-Long – 7pm

Feb 18 – Hands Across the Border – 5pm

Feb 19 – MN Potluck – 1-3pm

Feb 21, 22 & 23 – Dessert Theater – 7pm

Feb 25 – Quilt Show – 9am-3pm

Feb 25 – Dance w/ Dale Heinle & Whiskey Creek

Feb 26 – John Denver Tribute – 2pm

Feb 28 – Mardi Gras Parade – 3pm

Mar 1—Artisan’s Show—1-2pm

Mar 1 – Bernie & Red Show – 7pm

Mar 2—Volunteer Luncheon – 11am

Mar 3 – Country Store – 9-Noon

Mar 3 – Remaining States Potluck 4-6pm

Mar 4 – Patio Sale – 8am-Noon

Mar 4—Card Sale 9am-2pm

Mar 4 – Dance with Saguaro Sunset – 7pm

Mar 5 – Shuffleboard Potluck – 1-3pm

Mar 8 – WI Potluck – 4:45-6pm

Mar 9 – Sundance Variety Show – 7pm

Mar 10—Blood Drive—12-4pm

Mar 11 – Arizona Opry Show Tag-a-Long

Mar 12 – Ice Cream Social Fundraiser – 2pm

Mar 15 – DeLon Country Music Show – 7pm

Mar 17 – St Patrick’s Day Parade & Dinner

Mar 18 – Dance w/ Campbell Brothers

Mar 25 – Dance w/ Dick Anderson


Mark your Calendar!

4 State Potluck…

Montana / Wyoming / North Dakota/ South Dakota

February 4, 2017

BYOB & Table Service.

Sign up Sheet in Activity

Contact: Pat LaVoie or Boomer Clifton

Michigan Potluck…

Tuesday February 7th, 4-5:30 PM,  Hole in the Wall

Sign up in the Activities Office, Colleen Kopp

Crafty Ladies…

Welcome back to those of you that have arrived for the winter. It’s time to bring new ideas and join us for Crafty Ladies. If you have never joined us before, stop in and see what we do. We meet on Monday, 1-4pm & Fridays 1-4pm  in the Hangout Room.  If you have any questions, contact Pat Silver.


Another season has started and we have had a low turnout. We are trying to get the club going strong so I’ve decided to hold some clinics on Monday, Wednesday & Fridays at 9 o’clock. If you are undecided  and would like to try out the sport come join us!     Today two guys showed up and said I’ve never thrown a horseshoe ! Too there surprise they did very well and will be back. When we play we use a handicap and play from 9:15 till 11:00 on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. It’s good exercise win or loose.  Its for guys and gals. Have some fun and come join our friendly group !! For more info see Don at the pits.

Our Rock Shop is now open….

Lapidary meets on Thursdays 9 –3:30pm

Silver Smithing meets on Monday & Wednesday 9-3pm

Come join us !

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Happy New Year!! We hope all of you had a safe New Year’s Eve and are ready to welcome 2017 participating in our activities and events. There’s a wide variety of things to do, so…here’s our schedule for January, 2017!!


Jan 6 – Country Store – 9-Noon

Jan 6 – Friday Night Movie – 6:30pm

Jan 7 – Card Sale – 9am-2pm

Jan 9 – Casino Bus – 10am

Jan 11 – Wild Man Phil Show – 7pm

Jan 12 – Organ Stop Pizza – 1:30pm

Jan 14 – Welcome Back – 1-3pm

Jan 17 – Tag-a-Long to Hale Theatre – 7pm show

Jan 18 – IN/IL Potluck – 4:30-6:30pm

Jan 19 – Dillard’s Sundance VIP Day

Jan 20 – Happy Daze Program – 7pm

Jan 21 – Pinochle Class – 1pm

Jan 21 – CO/NE Potluck– 11:30-2PM

Jan 22 – Great Southwest Radio Theater – 2PM

Jan 24 – MASA Seminar & lunch – 11:30-2:30

Jan 25 – Pool Room Spaghetti Fundraiser – 5pm

Jan 27 – Casino Night – 5-8pm

Jan 21 – Pinochle Class – 1pm

Jan 29 – Canadian Potluck – 3:30-6:30pm

Our Welcome Back Program is scheduled. Each of our 65 activities will be represented and are prepared to answer your questions about their sport, game or club. Refreshments will be served and door prizes awarded.

Saturday, Jan 14, from 1-3 Hole in the Wall

Casino Night is back!!

On January 27, we’ll transform ourHole in the Wall to the Sundance Casino with play money, prizes, and loads of fun for all. Be sure to join us from 7-10pm and test your luck!

Mark your calendar!!

 Let’s support our Pool Room by purchasing tickets to their Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser.   Wednesday, January 25 is the day, 5pm is the time; Hole in the Wall is the place; and $7 is the low price per ticket.  See you there!

Sundance 1 RV Resort January Dance Schedule

Jan 7 – Dakota Kid

Jan 14 –Campbell Brothers

Jan 21 – DJ Dick Anderson- $3 at the door

Jan 28 – The 8 Tracks

$8 in advance – $9 at the door

Do you remember sitting on the floor listening to the stories and mysteries on the radio?Then you’re going to enjoy the program on Sunday, Jan 22, at 2PM.  The Great Southwest Radio Theatre Project and their cast will present live radio theatre including jazz songs and commercial jingles from this classic broadcast era.

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Trips are as follows:

FEB.27TH-MARCH 2ND. 4 day 3 nites. Las Vegas staying @ the 4 Queens located downtown on Freemont st. The price is $185 per person dbl occ., includes room for 3 nites, round trip transportation. Luggage handling & 1 fun book per room. Always is a fun trip. Cut off date Jan. 25th.

             Mar. 20-23rd. 4 day 3 nites ROCKY POINT MEXICO STAYING @ THE PLAYA BONITA HOTEL (AMERICAN OWNED) on the beach. Price is $265 per person dbl occ. , includes room for 3 nites, roundtrip transportation, luggage handling & continental breakfast ( cut of date Jan 5th. as this trip is a go with 51 people already signed up, we can put 2 more couples on. We will put up a waiting list in case somebody cannot go.

We welcome people from outside of Sundance to go with us but they must signup with phone number so we can contact them.  These all are great trips with many optional things available to do.  Come and travel with us, we have lots of fun. Take Care & God Bless

The Beaches

Bible Study…

Bible Study meets on Wednesday mornings, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. in the Hang Out room. We are studying the “Promised Land, Living for God Where Culture is Influenced”. It is a video study with a study guide available for $8.00. Ray Vander Laan narrates the video from the Holy Land.  It is published by Focus on the Family.

We  will resume class on January 4, 2017.

Everyone is welcome. Come join us.

If you have questions, contact Shari Andersen

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Computer Club it’s not just for Geek’s …

 Anyone can join. It is a great place to check your email, check your Facebook, pay bills, or print your airline tickets. We have nine computers, five with windows 10, two with windows 7, three printers, one is wireless so you can print from your tablet or cell phone, we also have two hardwire connections and wi-fi. We also have Microsoft Word and Excel on all the computers.

To join the computer club it costs $20 for the first year and $10 for every year after. We will be offering a class in January. There is a sheet in activities office you can sign up to tell us what kind of classes you would be interested in. We also print mailing labels, and business cards.

Lab hours are M-F  8-11:45 & 1-3:45.

Come join us in the computer lab behind the library and we promise not to call you a GEEK.

Community Service Opportunity…

 The Casa Grande Lions Club is a very active group who serve this community through a wide variety of service projects. Lion members and non-member Winter Visitors who would like to assist the local Club are welcome and appreciated.

Meetings are held the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month at the American Legion Post 8, 713 N. Park Ave, Casa Grande, AZ

For more information ……… Contact: Jim Bradfield

Monday Night Music Jam…

The Sundance Jammers are in full swing.  If you enjoy music, then please join us each Monday @ 6:30PM in the Hole in the Wall.  We will be sure to keep you entertained for over 2 hours!    All levels of talent are welcome!

John Thalman




Safe for all levels of fitness


Fiction Book Group…

 The Sundance Book Group will launch into January with a great book “And Then There Were None” by Agatha Christie on Tuesday, January 17 at 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. in the Hangout Room. It’s one of the all-time great mysteries.

“Ten…” strangers are lured to an isolated island mansion off the Devon coast by a mysterious person. “Nine…” At dinner a recorded message accuses each of them in turn of having a guilty secret, and by the end of the night one of the guests is dead.  “Eight…”  Stranded by a violent storm, and haunted by a nursery rhyme counting down one by one as one by one they begin to die. “Seven…” Which among them is the killer and will any of them survive?

Because of room changes, the book group now meets on the third Tuesday of each month in the Hangout Room, so mark your calendar and come join us.  If you love reading and enjoy discussing and fellowship, this is the group for you.

Non-Fiction Book Group…

The non-fiction reading group will begin meeting in January as we continue to read “When Everything Changed, The Amazing Journey of American Women from 1960 to the Present” by Gail Collins, a New York Times Columnist. This book lends itself to great discussion since we all “lived” this history.  Each chapter stands alone, so you may join the group at any time.  We meet on Tuesday January 3, 1pm in the Hang Out Room.

If you’d like to be added to the Book Groups email list to receive the monthly reminders or list of books, contact Candy Mayo

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Cactus Needles News…

We are currently knitting, crocheting, and crow hooking cowls and scarves for the Oasis Nursing Home, teddy bears for HIV/AIDS-impacted children and warm blankets for foster care children.  We have yarn – you bring your own needles.  We meet on Mondays from 10-noon in the Hang Out room, however, the room is not available to us on January 9th and January 30th this month.

See you on January 2nd! Karen Fulner,

NOTE:  The following dates we are not able to meet in the HangOut Room due to scheduling conflicts for that space:  January 9, January 30, February 27, and March 13.  Watch the Friday Flyer for meeting locations for those dates – could be the pool area!  Karen Fulner


 Scheduled play is Monday – Tuesday – Wednesday & Friday at 9:30 with Tuesday being bowling pin shuffle. Mon. Wed. & Fri. is regular shuffleboard you play for yourself. Tuesday bowling pin shuffle is a team event with all the yellow against all the black this is really a fun time, lots of cheering and encouraging your team.

The shuffleboards are there for anyone to play anytime. The cost 50 cents per person to play. It’s the honor system so simply put money in the jar in the shed. We encourage anyone wanting to learn the game to ask. We will teach you.

Come out any day at the scheduled time and we will be happy to instruct you. The shuffleboards are there for use anytime please feel free to use them.   The boards need proper care prior to play and taken care of after play, we will teach you that also, just ask. We will be having our annual shuffleboard tournament starting Monday Feb. 20 We are a fun loving group.

Come out and enjoy, we have a great time. Any suggestions for the shuffleboard program are welcome.

Joe Hess

Stained Glass…..

Happy New Year everyone!

Our winners for the December Raffle were Sue Valentine for the Jack Daniels and Paulette Birkett of the owls hanger done in stained glass. Congratulations to both winners and thank you all for your participation in our raffles.

In January we will be raffling three prizes. Our table will be set up at the country store to start us off.

We still have some monitors away but by mid January we should be in full swing again. Come out and try a new craft. Everyone is welcome and its lots of fun!

Silvia Freer

Line Dancing…

Happy New Year!  Glad the busy holidays are behind us.  Now is  a good time to start exercising and work off the holiday meals we all enjoyed. Let me mention that Line Dancing is a good exercise for mind and body, and it’s so much fun.

A new beginners class begins this month each Tuesday from 1 to 3pm.  We focus on beginner dances for new students only.  Then, every Thursday we continue with our classes from 1:00 to 2:30 then the intermediate class have 2:30 to 3:30.

Besides the fun and exercise, you are socializing with a great group of friends.

Come and join us.  Mickie Westrick

Camper Comments…

 These are actual comments left on U. S. Forest Service registration sheets and comment cards by backpackers completing wilderness camping trips:

 “Escalators would help on steep uphill sections.”

  • “Instead of a permit system or regulations, the Forest

Service needs to reduce worldwide population growth to

limit the number of visitors to wilderness.”

  • “Trails need to be wider so people can walk while

holding hands.”

  • “Ban walking sticks in wilderness. Hikers that use walking

sticks are more likely to chase animals.”

  • “All the mile markers are missing this year.”
  • “Found a smoldering cigarette left by a horse.”
  • “Trails need to be reconstructed.

Please avoid building trails that go uphill.”

  • “Too many bugs and leeches and spiders and spider webs.

Please spray the wilderness to rid the area of these pests.”

  • “Please pave the trails so they can be plowed of snow

in the winter.”

  • “Chair lifts need to be in some places so that we can get to

wonderful views without having to hike to them.”

  • “The coyotes made too much noise last night and kept me

awake. Please eradicate these annoying animals.”

  • “Reflectors need to be placed on trees every 50 feet so

people can hike at night with flashlights.”

  • “Need more signs to keep area pristine.”
  • “A McDonald’s would be nice at the trail head.”
  • “The places where trails do not exist are not well marked.”
  • “Too many rocks in the mountains.”

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Hands Across the Border …

Welcome to all of the new arrivals to Sundance 1 and to all of you returning  from your festive visits with family and friends.  This year our Hands Across the Border dinner will be entertained by the group  Six Feet Up on Saturday February 18, 2017 at The Hole in the Wall.  The doors  will open at 5:00 PM, dinner at 6:00 PM and entertainment to begin at 7:00 PM.  Tickets for this fabulous evening will go on sale Monday January 30, 2017 at  9:00 AM in The Hangout Room.  The price for the tickets will be $10.00 per person with a limit of 4 tickets per site. If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Bob & Jayne Abbott

NE & CO Potluck…

Attention all Nebraska and Colorado residents and former residents who would like to join us!  The NE-CO Potluck will be held from 11:30 to 2 pm on Saturday, January 21, 2017 in the Hole in the Wall Room. We can mingle and visit and then plan to eat about noon. Visiting is more than welcome after the meal also.  Meat will be provided! Please bring your own table service and beverage of choice. You may sign up to bring a covered dish in the Activities office on the wall of clipboards…salad, dessert, veggie, etc.  I will have that sign up sheet posted January 1 or so.  Please come to meet neighbors you did not know you had!  Any questions, please contact Denise Koozer, site 153, 1-308-760-9892. Mark your calendars; we would love to see you! Thanks!

Denise Koozer

Let’s Hula !

…Signs of Aloha….

You know you’re headed towards Aloha when your internal compass steers towards peace, calm and happy. You’re on the doorstep of Aloha when your hospitality reaches out and embraces those around you. But you really know you’ve found Aloha when your Aloha wants to become a dance…

Walk in, Hula out !  Hula classes start Jan. 4th ! Please sign up in the Activities Office.

*** ALOHA ***


 An African proverb:  “When an old woman dies, a library burns to the ground.”  This goes for an old man also!


Start writing that library today–if you haven’t already.  Don’t know how or where to start?  Come to our group for ideas and inspiration.  We are starting for this season on Wed, January 4 at 1:30 PM in the Hangout Room.  Questions?

Janice Parker

Painters and Zentanglers…


Come join us for time to create with zentangling or painting. We meet in the Hang Out room on Thursday from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. We have an opportunity to explore art media all day! You can come and choose what time works best for you to explore art. All skill levels are welcome!   Painters paint with watercolor, acrylic, or oils. Zentanglers are willing to show people how easy it to create a piece of art. Materials for zentangled inspired art includes a pen, pencil and smooth paper. Zentangled art is similar to the color book craze that is currently on the market.   People who like to sketch or draw are encouraged to come and explore their creative side also.   We are an encouraging group of individuals who enjoy being creative.   We learn and support each other. Please bring your own supplies or come and check us out to see what you might like to bring. Hope to see you there!


Contact: Nancy Bagley, Jan Zallar,

Cheri O’Brien if you have any questions

Painters and Zentanglers…

 Come join us for time to create with zentangling or painting. We meet in the Hang Out room on Thursday from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. We have an opportunity to explore art media all day! You can come and choose what time works best for you to explore art. All skill levels are welcome!   Painters paint with watercolor, acrylic, or oils. Zentanglers are willing to show people how easy it to create a piece of art. Materials for zentangled inspired art includes a pen, pencil and smooth paper. Zentangled art is similar to the color book craze that is currently on the market.   People who like to sketch or draw are encouraged to come and explore their creative side also.   We are an encouraging group of individuals who enjoy being creative.   We learn and support each other. Please bring your own supplies or come and check us out to see what you might like to bring. Hope to see you there!

Contact: Nancy Bagley, Jan Zallar, Cheri O’Brien if you have any questions


A Canadian National park ranger was warning a group of tourists about the danger of grizzly bears. He said, “Problems can occur when people unexpectedly stumble across bears. To avoid this, we advise hikers to wear tiny bells on their clothing in order to warn the bears of their presence. And always be on guard when you know bear’s are in the area, particularly if you see bear droppings,” One tourists asked, “How do you identify bear droppings?” “Easy,” replied the ranger. “They’re the ones  with the tiny bells in them.”

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Pickle ball…

Everyday old friends are returning and new friends are coming to join us out on the courts.  Welcome to all. We start play at 9.00am. Everyone is welcome!

On Mondays at 9.00am we will be giving beginner lessons to all new players. Just show up, we will have what you need out there. We will follow up on the lesson with mentors to play with to get you started on Wednesday and Friday at 11.00am. January 5th we start the Ladder and we will have King of the Hill and Speedball every other week.

Wednesdays is ladies day. Our next meeting is January 4th at  4pm in the card room  Please send your $10.00 dues to Cindy.

Alan Wallbank


 The Sundance/Fairways Veterans Group will have our next meeting on Monday, January 9th in the Fairways clubhouse at 10:00am. To assist in scheduling at Sundance, the next 2 meetings will be held at the Fairways. We meet on the second Monday of the month between November and April, and all prior members of the armed services of the United States or Canada are invited and encouraged to meet with us. We usually have interesting presentations on subjects of interest.

Our January presenter will be John (Juan) Real who at the age of seven fled with his family into the jungles of the Philippines to escape the invading Japanese. The family was rescued two and a half years later by an American submarine. He will have interesting tales to tell.

The Veterans Group voted in December to donate $500 to the new Veterans Center in Casa Grande and $300 to the US Marine Corps Toys for Tots campaign. We expect to have speakers from these groups in subsequent meetings.

The winner of the Raffle for the Patriotic Quilt made by Lyn Ploppert, was Rose Marie Christie. Congratulations and thank you for your contributions.

Chris Knapton – Commander

Barry Segal – Fairways

The Town Council…

The Sundance Town Council held its monthly meeting on 14-December. Alice Neuok, Chairperson, called the meeting to order with all members present. Judy Dickson, Park Manager, and John Thalman, Staff Coordinator, also attended.

Major topics discussed were:

¨ New shower modifications being made

¨ New One Way Street issues

¨ Park Model parking rules and approval requirements

¨ The acceptance of the new Dumpster rules

¨ Update on all current Park infractions & possible resolution date

¨ Reserved Laundry Parking initiative

¨ Bike rack by Sales Office to receive reflective improvements

¨ New Metal Building policy

¨ New Front Gate policy reference the OUT gate being closed at all times

If you desire the details on any of the above topics a complete set of Meeting Minutes is available in the activities office. If you have any suggestions/concerns that you think might make Sundance an even better place to live please speak with one of the Town Council members and or fill out a Comment Form found in the Activities Office. Place the completed and signed Form in the Utility Drop box across the hall from the Sundance Mail Room door.

A complete set of minutes of this meeting is available in the activities office if you desire to review the details.


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Pool Room…

Season seems to be in full swing getting good turnouts. We have a few regulars due in after the holidays. I hope that some of the residence who haven’t shown up for our Tuesday and Wednesday tournaments would give it a try. We start on those days 9AM sharp, a .50 donation per player is required.

A reminder that the annual Spaghetti Dinner is on the 25th of January for further information and tickets you can contact Dave Sutterfield or the Activites Office.


Just a reminder that the only refreshments allowed in the Pool Hall is bottled water. When using the tables use the cloth in the corner pocket under the Cue Ball to brake and when finishing place all balls in the pockets and chalk back on the wall holder, Recover the Pool Tables.

These are the results for the tournaments held at the end of November thru December. The Pool Hall just hosted its Open Thursday Pool Tournament in conjunction with Mission Royale and Casa Grande RV Resort and we had a good turnout with 18 Shooters from around the area, competition was at a high level.


21 Nov 2016 1-15

Section A– 1st Rick Aberson / 2nd Jim Moreton / 3rd Max Zaller

Section B– 1st Allan Strawn / 2nd Harvey Olender & Dennis Mahagan / 3rd Bud Drake & Clint Brown

24 Nov 22016 8Ball

1st Cal Aumuller / 2nd Bud Drake / 3rd Tony Lau / 4th Bob Christie

25 Nov 2016 1-15

1st Cal Aumuller / 2nd Bud Drake / 3rd Harvey Olender / 4th Carol Ren & Max Zaller

1 Dec 2016 8 Ball

1st Bud Drake & Tony Lau / 2nd Harvey Olender / 3rd Allan Strawn


We had a big turnout for our Monday 1-15 Game on 5 Dec 2016.

We had 23 sign in to play the 1-15 pool tournament.

Returning was Bill and his son Will from Canada.

These are the results for that days tournament :


1st Bud Drake / 2nd Allan Strawn / 3rd Dave Rowan / 4th Max Zaller

8 Dec 2016 8Ball

1st Bob Christie / 2nd Dave Rowan / 3rd Tony Lau / 4th Bud Drake

12 Dec 2016 1-15

1st Allan Strawn / 2nd Tony Lau / 3rd Harvey Olender / 4th Gerald Smith & Dave Rowan

15Dec 2016 8 Ball

1st Dave Rowan / 2nd Bob Christie / 3rd Allan Strawn / 4th Tony Lau

19 Dec 2016 1-15

1st Cal Aumuller / 2nd Dave Noth / 3rd Harvey Olender & Gerald Smith/ 4th Bud Drake, Max Zaller, Tony Lau

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Thanks to Doris Deitz for the Christmas Village Display currently in the Activities Office



  Day Bus:    Jan 9 and 30th, Feb. 20,  March 6th and 27th

 Night Bus:  To be scheduled.

There is no cost to ride the bus.  All riders receive a $10 free slot play on their Player’s card.  The bus will take you to either Wild Horse or Lone Butte Casino.  Bingo players must go to Lone Butte.  Slots can be played at either casino.  Mondays are Wild Horse Casino’s Senior Day, so if you go there you can get a $5 food coupon  at their Players Club, in addition to the $10 free slot play.

 The bus run originates at Sundance 1 RV Resort.  Please bring a picture ID and your Player’s card.  The Day Bus leaves the Activity Office at 10:00 a.m., pickup at Fairways will be a few minutes later.  The bus will get back at approximately 4:30 p.m.  The Night Bus will leave the Activity Office at 4:00 p.m. and return at approximately 10:30 p.m.  A sign-up sheet will be available in the Sundance1 RV Resort Activity Office.

For more information, please contact Dianne Felker 


Couples Dancing…

January starts a new year of couples dance classes. Beginning Two Step Starts January 3 for four weeks. Unless you have danced West Coast before , you need to be there for the first class as each class builds on the previous one.

Thursdays we will teach Pattern Dancing starting January 5. Both classes are from 10-11:30am in the Hole in the Wall. Beginners are welcome, but a partner is required. Classes are $1 per couple. We hope to see you all there

Kent & Sandi Reedy – Fairways