From the Manager’s desk…
So hard to believe the season is close to ending. The Activity Office has kept us on the run since October. Kitchen Mary and crew kept our tummies full.
Steve and I want to give a special shout out to all the Employees. They work very hard to make your stay here as pleasant as possible many times working after hours and on days off.
A thank you to our many volunteers without whom we would be unable to have such wonderful activities. Your service is very much appreciated.
Many of you will be heading home soon this is a reminder of things you need to do before heading home.
- Contact your local post office 2 weeks prior to your departure to stop forwarding your mail. We will forward your mail for 30 days after you leave.
- Leave forwarding labels with the office if you want us to forward your mail. If we do not have labels your mail will be returned to sender. If you need labels the computer room will make them for you.
- If you are an annual, you must have a caretaker to take care of your site while you are gone. Leave their name and phone number with the office. Please let us know your departure date.
- RV Annuals must have a $200 deposit in order to guarantee your site for next season.
- Seasonal guests – return mail box key and gate opener to front desk.
- Check list for RVers: Step up, Antenna down, Wife in.
Have a wonderful summer. We look forward to seeing you next season.
Steve and Sally Jo Johnson, Managers
This park is like heaven to us please don’t drive like hell through it.
Just a reminder—all Park Model owners and RV Annuals need to sign and return the addendum to the rules and regulations to the front office. Not returning them will result in us having to mail them to you, which is costly.
Please remember to stop at all the stop signs in the park whether you are driving a vehicle or riding a bike. There have been some close calls and none of us want to be hurt.
Sunday Worship & Fellowship…
The church services at Sundance 1 RV Resort meet each Sunday at 8:30 AM in the Hole in the Wall with Pastor Scott Bailey. Everyone is welcome.
Friday Night Sabbath…
Anyone caring to join us for Shabbos on Fridays at 6:30 PM, please contact me. Looking forward to hearing from you,
Hands Across the Border…
Thank you to all of the patrons who attended the Hands Across the Border Dinner. You have all made it very successful with over 400 tickets sold for the evening. We would also like to thank our entertainers Jack Jackson and his band for the great music. Also, l many thanks to all of our volunteers who made this all possible. Hope everyone has a happy and healthy summer. See you next year.
Great news…the park is now full! That means that the volunteers at the gate have been keeping very busy helping the Host, and guiding all of the RV’s, visitors, and vendors into the park! A big thank you to all of you for all of the time and hard work you provide to make the gate run so smoothly! Of course it is never too late to sign up to volunteer with us. If you are interested in joining us at the gate, please contact Jackie Kelly . Learning the job is easy and the position is fun and rewarding!
At popular request, a Zumba Gold class has begun. We meet each Friday in the Hang Out Room from 1-2PM. Everyone is welcome to summertime join us. See you there!
The Bible Study group is continuing the study of end times. This study addresses fundamental questions that most people ask. What will happen when I die? Will the world end with a fizzle or a bang? Will things get worse or better? Does my work in this world have any lasting difference? What will heaven be like?
Come join us on Thursdays at 1:00 p.m. in the Hang Out room. All are welcome. Study guides are available for $6.00.
DECISION AMERICA TOUR BY FRANKLIN GRAHAM
Franklin Graham, son of Billy Graham, is travelling to all 50 states in 2016 to challenge people to pray fervently and boldly live out their faith at home, in public and at the ballot box. Our nation is in trouble and Christians need to stand up together in prayer for our country.
The Bible Study group is planning a tag along trip to the capitol in Phoenix on March 18 to join Franklin Graham as he comes to Arizona. If you would like more information on this trip, please sign up in the Activities Office and someone from the Bible Study group will contact you with the details.
Do you happen to have any used eyeglasses taking up room in your home? Remember that a Lion’s Club Container is located in the Activities Office. No fuss…no bother….Just bring them to the office and we’ll be sure they’ll be distributed. Thank You!!
The Dessert Theater…
Wanda and Sheila would like to thank the cast and crew for all their time and effort put into this year’s production of The Great Nursing Home Escape. And, of course, we want to thank the wonderful audiences that we had for your support.
From Sue’s Desk at Sundance 1 RV Activities Office…. Wow—our 2015/2016 season is coming to a close. But that doesn’t mean our activities are. Just check out the 4 Saturday night dances along with the 3 shows, ice cream social, Easter pot luck, etc. It’s been a terrific season and John and I want to thank all of you for making our events so successful. For those of you returning to your homes in March—have safe travels, a healthy summer and see you in the fall!
Mar 2—4pm—WI Pot Luck
Mar 2—Hale Theater Tag-a-Long—”Anything Goes”
Mar 4— 9 to noon—Country Store with lunch at 11am
Mar 4— -7pm—Sundance Variety Show
Mar 6—2pm—Ice Cream Social
Mar 7— 9:30 to noon –Town Council Elections
Mar 7—11:30 & 12:30—Volunteer Lunch
Mar 9—7pm—Denny Kuller Show (DennyKuller.com)
Mar 11—11 to 1pm—Artisan Show (show & tell)
Mar 11—6:30 pm—Free Friday Movie—”The Intern”
Mar 13—1-3pm Shuffleboard Pot Luck
Mar 14—9:45am—board the casino bus
Mar 16—2-4pm—”Kitchen Mary’s” Retirement Party
Mar 17—5pm St Patrick’s Dinner
7pm—The Irish Ayes Show
Mar 18—9:30—Sundance VIP Day at Dillards
Mar 20—2pm Matinee—Kenny Hess Show
Mar 23—4pm—Sky Med Presentation & dinner
Mar 24—1:30pm—Tag-a-Long to Organ Stop Pizza
Mar 27—4pm—Easter Pot Luck
Sundance 1 RV Resort
March Dance Schedule
Mar 5—The Keepsakes
Mar 12—The Moonlighters (www.danthemusicman.net)
Mar 19—Come Back Buddy (www.comebackbuddy.com)
Mar 26—DJ Dick Anderson
All dances are in the Hole in the Wall from 7-10 pm.
April 1—Tag-A-Long to Mining Camp Dinner Show
April 2—Free Movie Night
April 3— MUST GO Buffet
April 7—Karaoke/Jam Pool Party
April 9—Dance with Dale Heinle
April 13—Tag-a-Long to Barro’s Pizza
VOLUNTEERS DO NOT NECESSARILY HAVE THE TIME; THEY HAVE THE HEART!
How True That Is!! In appreciation for all the Sundance Volunteers do for the park, please remember the Volunteer Luncheon on Monday, March 7 in the Hole in the Wall . Be sure to bring your ticket and come to lunch at the correct time. See you There!
OF ALL THE THINGS I’VE LOST IN LIFE, I MISS MY MIND THE MOST.
Our newest spec. home is ready for showing! It’s located on one of the largest lots in the Park (site 6). Stop by the Sales Corral and one of our sales associates will be happy to show you through this home as well as the four (4) new units located on the Sales Lot. We look forward to meeting you!
Rental and Sales and Manager
Come join us for a good time playing the Uno card game with a CRAZY twist. No skill level required. It won’t help to strategize as this game has a hilarious mind of its own. The more players the merrier !!!! Saturday evenings @ 7:00 – 9:00 pm in the Hangout Room. Just bring your laugh !!!!!!!!!!!!!
Erick & Sharon , Site #220
The woodcarving group meets in the Craft Room Tuesdays from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM and Friday mornings from 9:00 AM until noon.
Beginners are welcome to join in the fun. We have several experienced carvers who are happy to help. We can also start you on an easy project. Hope to see you there!
If questions, please contact Craig Johnson, or Glen Oldorf or Don Young.
Are you planning some changes in your park model or RV? Furniture, appliances, bedding, kitchenware, linens, electronics and clothing. We take it all. Donations go to the Eloy outreach program to help homeless veterans come off the street and get a chance for a better life. Goods are used to furnish housing.
I want to thank all who have donated to the Veteran’s Program. Your generosity has been great.
Donations can be dropped off at #21 or pickup can be arranged by contacting me.
Thank you again…
Another winter of dance classes is rapidly drawing to a close at the end of March. We have our 4th and last Waltz class on Tuesday, March 1. The following 3 Tuesdays we will be doing Free Style (Lead & Follow) Cha Cha. The last Tuesday, March 29, will be a review of Two Step, Waltz and Cha Cha. Thursdays we will continue to teach Pattern Dancing. 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. Thank you all for your participation and hope to see you again next season.
Kent & Sandi Reedy—Fairways
POWER WALKING PROGRAM
HOLE IN THE WALL
(may be subject to delays)
Safe for all levels of fitness
PLEASE JOIN US
As March is creeping in, there are several pieces of green ware waiting to be cleaned and fired. I know there will be people who leave in March and I don’t like the fact the season is coming to an end for another season. There isn’t room to store pieces so I am asking that these people come in to work on their projects. If, for some reason you have decided not to take the piece, please stop in and let us know.
Monday Night Music Jam…
Everyone is welcome to join us each Monday at 6:30 PM in the Hole in the Wall to participate with the entertainers or come and listen, sing along or dance. This is a fun, foot-stomping good time. Remember…if you have a favorite song you would like to hear, just let us know. We will do our best to play it for you.
John Thalman, site 490
It’s time to bring your new ideas and join us for Crafty Ladies. If you have never joined us before, stop in and see what it is we do. We meet on Monday 1-4p.m. and Friday from 1-4p.m. in the Craft Room. If you have any questions, contact Jackie Shinn at Site 260 or Pat Silver at Site 229.
Join us in the Gambling Room on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Monday of each month from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. Our group efforts have already been felt in the community by our previous donations to shut ins and the homeless. More items have recently been donated to the Foster Care program. Come join some fun people who love to knit & crochet. The only thing we do not have is you. Questions – contact Jan Anderson
Zentangle and Painting
We have a great group of creative individuals, who support and share their talents with each other. We are excited to learn new things as well as attempt new challenges. In February Deb Johnson gave a workshop on batik. By the time the artisan show occurs, we will have completed a group Zentangle challenge. We continue to create pictures utilizing many different types of media. We will show some of our completed projects at the artisan show on March 11th. It has been a good season!
Darts is played every Tuesday and Thursday [ except on holidays ] in the Hang Out Room at 4 PM. So bring your sense of humor and your sporting attitude for the fun of your life. We like to have fun and laugh. Some bring snacks which is optional. But fun is required. See you there.
Mike Hardy, President and CEO of Fun with Darts
The computer room hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 11:45 AM and 1:00 PM to 3:45 PM. There are 9 PC computers, hook-ups for WiFi devices and laptops.
Our volunteers are not necessarily detailed experts; but may be able to offer assistance.
The fees are $1.00 per day for casual usage or $10.00 for the whole season. There are some charges for printing. All charges are posted in the computer room.
It’s that time of the season again, time to think about heading to our summer homes. Amazing how the months fly by when your having fun, and this winter sure proved that. Thank you for all your support and participation . You’ve all been successful in your personal achievements.
Our line dance classes will continue till the end of March.
It has been a pleasure teaching such a fun group of dance students. Have a fun , safe summer , see you in the fall.
Wow! Season is in full swing but in just a short while things will begin to wind down. Record crowds continue for Bingo. We just love seeing all the new and seasoned players.
Our new machine and new staff continue to have minor issues but we are working them out as we go; hopefully, the summer off won’t make our staff “forget” what to do, and that includes me! Programming the machine isn’t hard if you remember the sequence of button pushing 🙂
Please congratulate our winners in the past 30 days:
Marilyn Wise, Rose Roy , Earl McPeak , Jenny Miles , John Trepanier and Cindy Litke (she forgot her badge and I sent her home to get it, I know she is happy she did wear her badge!)
Our raffle for January: Jenny Sheer, Shirley Noble, Fran Ney.
Come join the fun and see you soon.
Karen Deen, Bingo Coordinator
The riders have been enjoying lots of great rides in the desert. The poppies are out and we are looking forward to seeing the cactus start blooming.
If you are new to the park and want to ride, contact Marilyn Wyant.
In lieu of a March meeting, we are having a going away party for a dear friend, Joanne Borreson, on March 20, 2016, from 3-6pm in the Hang Out Room.
Everyone is welcome—cake, ice cream, punch and coffee will be served. Cards only.
Kitchen Events for March…
This season sure has gone fast. I know a lot of you will be leaving for home soon, so I want thank you for all your patronage and friendship through the years. Larry and I will be retiring from the kitchen at the end of this season. We plan to still be in the park so will still be seeing you at different events.
Here is our calendar for March:
1th Lunch – Chicken Wrap (11:30am)
4th Country Store – Cream of Broccoli Soup and BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich (11:00am)
5th Breakfast – Biscuits & Gravy (8:30)
8th Taco Salad Lunch (11:30)
12th Breakfast – Pancakes (All-you-can-eat) (8:30)
15th Lunch – Fish Taco (11:30am)
17th St. Patrick’s Dinner – Corned Beef & Cabbage (5 p.m.)
19th Breakfast – Sausage and Egg Bake (8:30am)
22nd Taco Salad Lunch (11:30)
26th Breakfast – Burrito (8:30)
27th Easter Potluck (4:00pm)
29th Lunch – Meatloaf Sandwich (11:30am)
Come and join us!
Thanks! Mary and Larry
We have had a great turn out for ping pong during January and February. Both tables are being used and some of us get to rest once in a while. This game is lots of fun and good exercise. Both women and men are welcome. We meet on Monday nights at 7:00 pm in the Hang Out Room. Questions? Contact Gary Miller at site 494.
Senior Stretch & Strength Class…
TUE. & THUR. 9:15 TO 10:15 AM IN THE HANGOUT ROOM.
Thank you to all you wonderful ladies & men who have joined us for these classes.
Thank you so very very much to Marie & Dale Morgan for donating a great big screen tv & dvd player to use in the hangout room, it has been so wonderful to use without lots of troubles as before. I’ve had so much fun exercising with all of you, and will continue as long as we can for this season.
I’m looking so forward to exercising with you next year.
Hope you all have a wonderful, healthy & safe summer. Look forward to seeing all of you next season.
Take Care & God Bless
Love Terry (Harold) Beach
We hope you enjoyed the quilt show. It is amazing how many talented sewers and quilters we have here in Sundance and Fairways. Thanks to everyone who helped put on another fun and fabulous quilt show.
As the season winds down we will have our end of season party around the pool on Wednesday March 9th from 3:30 to 5:30. Quilt show awards will be given then. The Fairways luncheon will be on Thursday March 10th.
Sue Roberts #319
Hikers are leaving at 7am on Tuesdays from the front of the Activities Office. We do tag-a-Long trips to different places in the area. We pick locations that have easy and longer hikes. Be sure to bring lots of water, hiking sticks and dress for the weather. Locations for March were in the Friday newsletter. on Feb 26.
Contact Lloyd Johnston at site #2.
Arizona Group Travel…
The season has sure gone by fast and many will be leaving us soon again.
We want to thank you all so very much that went with us on the Rocky Point trip, it was very busy for most and looking into doing a 4 day trip next year.
Thank you also to all of you who will be going with us on the Las Vegas 4 day trip that will be Mar. 13-16th Sun-Wed. Loading bus on the 13th @ 8:15 AM in front of activities with bus leaving @ 8:30 AM. We look forward to a very fun trip. We love working with & traveling with all of you.
Hope you all have safe travels and a happy healthy summer and look forward to seeing you all next season.
Take Care & God Bless, Harold & Terry Beach, Site #117
The Country Store…
Final Country Store of the season is Friday, March 4
The final Country Store of this season will be held on Friday, March 4, from 9 until noon. More than 50 vendors will offer a wide selection of merchandise for you, your home and your hobbies.
Don’t forget our door prize drawings throughout the morning with exciting prizes donated by our vendors; raffle tickets are free.
Come early and enjoy a fresh cup of coffee and a donut. Lunch will be served at 11:00, your choice of broccoli soup with crackers ($4.00) or barbecued pulled pork sandwich with potato salad or chips ($5.00). Lemonade or iced tea is included.
This will be an excellent opportunity to purchase those must-have items before you leave to return home. Plan now to join us as we conclude another successful season of Country Stores.
Fritzi Ferguson 2665
We have had a lot of interesting programs so far this year in Genealogy, and our next meeting will be on DNA Testing.
We meet the 1st and 3rd Wednesday each month. Our next meeting will be March 2, from 10am to 11am in the Gambling Room. Even though you attend our beginner classes, you are welcome to come to our regular meetings. We learn something new every day of our lives.
Looking forward to seeing you there.
Lynn Olson #608 and Jeanette Keyes #235
It’s been a really fun season for Pickleball—a new way of mixing the players with our Gold and Silver boxes, the weekly “Shoot-Out”, the “Match Play”, beginner lessons, Intermediate Skills Clinics, and lots of playing time when the temperatures warmed. Don’t forget that our lighted courts are available for evening play. Scheduled Activities are arranged so that somewhat-similar-skill players play together. The “Competitive” Players play on the north courts and the “Recreation” players play on some of the south courts. Starting and ending times are fluid, so if you want to come late or leave early, it’s OK. (Exception to this is the Shoot-Out; you must have registered in advance to play.)
The Activities Office has paddles you can borrow if you don’t have your own. Check the current posted Activities Schedule there and on the courts. In case you didn’t know, the courts are to be locked when no one is there. (Same code as for all gates and locks at Sundance). There is a User Fee of $10/player/season to cover the equipment replacement costs and maintenance. If you use the courts and are at Sundance 2 weeks or longer, please put your money in an envelope in Park Mail to Cindy Litke #662, with your name, email and site number. She will give you a blue star for your badge.
The Sundance Pickleball Club and their spouses will celebrate the End of the Season at a Pool Party/Happy Hour on Tuesday, March 8. From 4:00-6:00 PM. Please bring your own beverage in a non-breakable container, and a snack to share. Also, Lorraine is collecting your donated items for door prize give-aways. Drop it off at #649 in a gift bag, please.
As Always – Happy Pickling
Sassy Skinner, #366, Secretary
The Town Council…
The Town Council of Sundance held its monthly meeting on February 10. The members are Harold Beach, Bob Hurst, Sheila Keyman, Paul Knapp, Alice Neuok and Paul Street.
Some of the discussions were:
The new addendum to the park Rules and Regulations
The results of the park survey which are available in the activity office.
There will be 5 vacancies on the board for the 2016-17 season. Elections will be held on March 7th in the Hang Out Room from the end of the Monday morning meeting until noon. All annual residents are encouraged to vote
The complete minutes are available in the activity office.
If you have any concerns, please speak with one of the members or fill out a comment form found in the activities office and place it in the utility mail slot located in the office wall across from the post office door. Any signed form will be addressed.
Consider the “Aloha Spirit”. By definition, the “aloha” has several meanings. It can mean love, mercy, compassion, pity, as well as greetings and fond farewells. We can share this “Aloha Spirit” with others, by bringing out the best in ourselves.
The Sundance Hula Class would like to share our “Aloha Spirit” with all of you at the Sundance Variety Show on March 4 at 7PM. We will be bringing you a large dose of Aloha as we bring youa popular song of Hawaii you may recall from the 1960’s. The song, made popular by such island favorites as Hilo Hattie, Don Ho, and Haunani is called. “One Paddle, Two Paddle”. Hope you can join us for our presentation!
This season’s hula classes continue Wednesdays at 1pm on March 16 and 23 in the Craft Room. Come on out and learn some basic moves with the hula ladies.
And if you love hula, please join us next season. Our hula classes will start in January to get you ready for the new dance for the variety show in March. All are welcome! Hula with Priscella!
We’d like to thank our friends at Sundance for their flowers, thoughts, prayers, and donations during the illness and loss of our son, Jeff, on Feb 8, 2016. Your kindness, friendship and generosity will be remembered forever.
Dean & Alberta Kindhart #168
It’s hard to accept the reality he’s not coming home again. As long as he had breath, I had an unfortunately misplaced hope he would get better, but the reality was not.
It’s an extended emptiness that will go on and on without end….dulling with time but never totally gone.
It shot an arrow into my mortality, hitting too close to my reality. It wasn’t supposed to end like this.
6-13-42 Roy Elsenpeter 2-3-16
The family of Gene Wolden would like to say thank you for the many beautiful cards, memorials, food, prayers & support. Also thanks to all that attended and helped with the Celebration of Life service. We would like to extend a special thanks to the Sundance & Fairways Vet groups for their attendance and beautiful flag folding ceremony. We certainly appreciate the many kindnesses shown to our family during such a difficult time.
The Gene Wolden Family, Jan & Ron Anderson and Steve & Dennie Shepard
A Word of Thanks…
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Sue Valentine for keeping such a wonderful secret. Months ago she started asking for volunteers to lip sync in “The Grand Ole Sundance Opry”. Immediately Kenny and I said we would like to do “If You See Him, If You See Her” by Brooks and Dunn with Reba. Unbeknownst to me, Kenny told Sue he would like to “sing” “I Cross My Heart” by George Strait to me. He told her that if I find out about his plan he would not do it. Somehow the two of them kept it from me. As time got closer, she had to let a few people in on it so the show could be planned accordingly. At practices she would just say that she had a “Surprise Guest” coming in and she wanted it to be a surprise to everyone. As her handful of “accomplishes” grew, no one let on. Even during the show, when Karen Anderson came to the back row and told me she had a front row seat for me to watch the show, I never had a clue what was going on. I tried to argue with her because she didn’t have two seats, but Kenny said to go ahead, it was ok. So I went up front. When “Minnie Pearl” (Sharon) was announcing the “Surprise Guest” I caught the words “George Strait, special lady in the front row, and I Cross My Heart” as Kenny was walking through the door. I thought, he’s not going to do that. We adopted that as “our song” many years ago, and when he started singing it I almost totally lost it. As I was looking at him and both of us tearing up, I suddenly thought, who ironed that shirt? Did he ask Karen to iron it? After that it was like the movie “Pure Country”. True Story!!! But, my biggest Thank You has to go to Kenny, the Love of my life, for going way out of his comfort zone to do something so wonderful for me.
Sundance Book Group
Book Group to Discuss “The Red Tent”
The Sundance Book Group will meet on Monday, March 7 at 10 a.m. in the card room. We will be discussing The Red Tent by Anita Diamant. We always welcome new members, so please join us. We have a fun time and spirited discussions. Looking ahead for April, we will be reading The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows. At this meeting we will also be selecting the books we wish to read next session. We have some great suggestions from our members so come help select what YOU choose to read.
Attention all shuffleboard players: Our annual shuffleboard potluck will be Sunday March 13 in the Hole in the wall at 1:00 PM. All shuffleboard players, spouses and significant others are welcome. Bring food to share, your own table service, and drink. We will have a pot of coffee on. If anyone has something they would like to donate as door prizes, please bring. Food and conversation will be enjoyed by all.
Shuffleboard is scheduled for Mon, Tue, Wed, & Fri at 9:30. Tuesday is bowling pin shuffle a hootin’ holler good time, all the black against all the yellow.
We invite anyone wanting to learn to come join us. We take the time to teach you the game.
I also want to thank all the volunteers that show up early each day to make it all happen.
We just finished tournament 2-26-16.
Champions—Don Johnson & Paul Tongen
2nd Place—Bill Smith & Carolyn Hess
3rd Place—Harriet Reed & Joe Hess
4th Place—Jack Market & Linda Braun