November Smoke Signal




Sundance 1 RV Resort

From Our Manager’s Desk –

Welcome to Another Season at Sundance 1 RV Resort –

Whether you are a new guest/resident, someone who has returned (some for many, many years) or if you stay with us year-round, we would like to say we are happy you are here!!  We are looking forward to this season as it will be our first full season here at Sundance and we look forward to getting to know y’all!!!   Please be patient with us as we try to put your names to faces and keep them connected — one thing that really helps is when y’all wear your name badges!

We want to give a big shout out to all of our summer staff!  You all made Sundance an enjoyable place to be and definitely were a huge help to us as we dug in and learned all we could regarding the park. Juanita Clay did an awesome job planning activities for the summer residents and being in charge of summer coffee. She has decided to hang up her hat and pass it on after almost 20 years of service!  If you see her out & about, please give her a big thank you for all she has done!!!  Cindy Hardy & Staranne Bohl were Kate’s ‘right hand gals’ running the front desk for the summer. They were definitely kept busy with all the calls for reservations that we received and assisting our ever-increasing number of summer residents.  Mike Hardy & Dennis Bohl kept the mailroom going and were a great asset to everyone!  Stacy Ruddy was the energizer bunny keeping everything sparkly clean! New as summer hosts were Madonna Reichert & Don Maples, both were awesome and a true asset for us too. Larry Dew & Dennis Bohl kept our pools in pristine condition – even with a few mechanical issues Larry worked hard to get them up and running quickly!  Marcelino & Ricky were, as always, dependable and hard-working and did a great job keeping our park beautiful!!

A reminder to all Annuals, be sure you have registered at the office, as this gives an accurate account of who is here and so we don’t return any of your mail!! Also be sure to take time to check your unit/site and see if there are any updates/improvements that are needed so we keep the park looking it’s best!

We have a lot of new staff this year and will be introducing all of our staff at the Sundance Roundup (Monday morning meeting) on November 4th – we hope to see a BIG crowd there!  There are a lot of exciting things that Activities has planned this year so be sure to get your monthly calendar of events, you don’t miss out on any of the fun!!

Remember no matter where you live in Sundance (phase 1, 2 or 3) we are all one family who share the same desire of enjoying all that Sundance 1 RV Resort has to offer and of course — the beautiful ‘winter’ weather to boot!!!  Now kick up your heels and dig in your spurs for some rootin’ tootin’ good times with good ‘ole friends and lots of new neighbors too!!!


We, along with the entire staff, want to wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving!


Kate & Tom Ebert – Managers

 ‘kindness is free — sprinkle that stuff everywhere!’


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Activities –

Fri. Nov. 01 – 2 Old Dudes will be open for breakfast at 7am & will serve lunch until 1pm.

Fri. Nov. 01 – Country Store will open at 9 am.

Sat. Nov. 02 – Dance to a mixed medley of tunes- A Blast From the Past. Hole in the Wall 7-10 pm.

Mon. Nov. 04 – Sundance Round Up Park Meeting w/speaker – Ric, The Hearing Center 8:30 am.

Fri. Nov. 08 – Business Resource Expo at the Hole in the Wall 10-11:30 am

Sat. Nov. 09 – New to the entertainment circuit, The Cobwebs. 60’s, 70’s, & early 80’s music 7-10 pm.

Mon. Nov. 11 – Sundance Round Up Park Meeting w/speaker – Jerry, Trusts and More 8:30 am.

Wed. & Thu. Nov. 14 & 15 – Harmony Health will be parked out front.

Fri. Nov. 15 – Movie at the Hole in the Wall- 7 pm. Bring a comfy chair, snack and beverage.

Sat. Nov. 16 – Silver Creek Band will perform Classic rock, Country, Blues & more. 7-10 pm.

Mon. Nov. 18 – Sundance Round Up Park Meeting with speaker – Personal Pride Cleaning 8:30 am.

Sat. Nov. 23 – Show your dance moves with Vintage Gold supplying 50’s to 80” s music. 7-10 pm.

Mon. Nov. 25 – Sundance Round Up Park Meeting  8:30 am.

Tue. Nov. 26 –  Casino Bus Trip to Lone Butte

Thu. Nov. 28 – Thankgiving Potluck Dinner.  4 pm Hole in the Wall

Fri. Nov. 29 –  Get in the Christmas Spirit by decorating Sundance! Meet at Activities back door 9 am.

Sat. Nov. 30 – Get your teams together for a fun night of Charades. 7-9 pm Hole in the Wall.

Activities office hours are –

November – March  Monday – Saturday  8:30 am – 4 pm     Sunday  11 am – 3 pm

On Mondays the office opens at 9 am  to allow our Team to attend the Sundance Round Up Park meetings.

Smoke Signal articles need to be submitted by Nov. 23 or sooner for December issue.

Sundance Float –

We are entered to have a float in the Case Grande Electric Light Parade. We are looking for ideas and help constructing our float. It’s fun and a great way to get to know members of the Sundance community. If you’re interested, please come to the meeting on Wednesday Nov. 6 at 9 am at the Ranch House to learn more.

2 Old Dudes Sandwich Shack @ Sundance 1 RV Resort –

Starting our 3rd season at Sundance (time flies), we are offering new items on the menu. Who doesn’t like an open-faced turkey meatloaf sandwich?  We have scaled a couple things back on both size and cost, and we will be doing more “extra” events.

We are excited to be back and we actually have some changes in the kitchen that would benefit everyone at the resort. Our excitement is tempered by the fact that one of the Old Dudes is beginning a battle with cancer as we kick off the new season.

Our first day of operation is Tuesday Oct. 29 and normal hours will be Tuesday through Friday, 10 am to 2 pm. We will post our schedule weekly in the bulletin board outside the Hole in the Wall, on the Sundance 1 website, the 2 Old Dudes Sandwich Shack Facebook page, and in the Activity Office. The menu will be posted as well, and we’ll let you know how to access it online when we get that.

We’ll still offer the daily featured menu for your enjoyment and encourage you to check daily to see the latest, tasty offerings.

As we have done for the last 2 years, we donate 100% of your tips to the Sundance Veterans Group. We appreciate your generosity and support.

Angel Tree –

Sundance 1 RV Resort will again have an Angel Tree located in the Activity office. 35 Angels will be available by Friday, Nov. 8. Even with the season still several weeks away, this will allow residents who wish to make Christmas brighter for a child to shop early. If you prefer to contribute money, donations are accepted the in Activities office. The donations will be used to fill the childs needs or requests.This is a great group, club, department, friends, or neighborhood project to pool resources and make Christmas memorable for a less fortunate child. Gifts should be wrapped although if you’re not able to we can wrap them. Thank you Lynn W. #77

Billiard Schedule-

Every Monday at 9:30 am sharp – 1-15 pool. Practice is 8:30 am before tournament. This event is open to Sundance residents and guests.

Every Thursday 9am sharp – 8 ball pool is played. Pracice is 8:30 am before the tournament and is open to Sundance residents and guests.

Every other Thursday at 1 pm sharp 8 -Ball tournament is open to all residents and guests. The schedule is Thursday Oct. 24, Nov. 7 and Nov. 21.

Bingo –

Our first night of Bingo is Tuesday Nov. 5. Card sales will begin at 6 pm in the Hole in the Wall and continue until 6:45 pm. You must be 18 years old or older and your name badge must be worn in order to play. Please pay with smaller currency if possible. Dobbers are available for purchase. Open to Sundance residents, their guests and Fairways only.

Book Club –

We plan to honor Candy Mayo’s legacy by continuing with the 2019-2020 Sundance Book Club season. If you are new to Sundance & love books or lively discussions please consider joining our Group.  Both non-fiction and fiction reading groups gather to discuss our path forward, your ideas, and your suggestions. Even if you aren’t able to read the whole book, come & be a part of the Sundance Book Club.

Non-fiction will meet Tuesday Nov 5 at 1:00-3:00 p.m. in the Hangout Room.

Fiction group will meet Tuesday Nov 19 at 9:30-11:30 am in the Hangout Room. A Gentleman in Moscow by Armor Towles will be up for reading and discussion. Whistling Past the Graveyard by Susan Crandall will be the Dec. 17 reading.

Our Sundance Book Club also supports the local Head Start Program in the area and we ask everyone to bring any clean children’s book(s) (ages 3-8) to our meetings or the Activity Office so we can support Head Start Kids.
Please contact: Sherry Robertson or Sharon Ayres with any questions

Casino Fun Bus –

Tuesday, Nov. 26 is our first trip to Lone Butte in Chandler. Bus leaves at 9:45 am. sharp from the park and leaves the casino after the last game of Bingo which is approximately 3:30 pm. For $15 cash (non-refundable) at time of sign up you will get a $30 casino package. A minimum of 25 people is needed for the trip. The more people we have, the larger the casino package. Delpine Becker is the Coordinator and will have some fun things to do during your ride. Sign up deadline is Monday Nov. 12 in Activities.

Casino Night –

Mark you calendars now for Friday, Jan. 31, 2020!  A sign-up sheet for volunteers will be on the board in the Activity office. If you have worked this event in the past, it would be greatly appreciated if you once again would be willing to lend a hand. If you haven’t, we need all the help we can get. We will be organizing a planning meeting in the near future.

As in the past, we will have the raffle drawings during the evening. We need and welcome your gently used or new items that you no longer need. Please include owner manuals if necessary, and make sure that all items are clean and in working order. Donated raffle items can be left with Michelle T.  #178.

Ceramic Shop –

Everyone from Sundance and Fairways are invited to participate in ceramics regardless of your experience. The shop is stocked with brushes and supplies. Beginning Friday Nov. 1, shop hours are

9am – 3:30pm Monday – Friday.  Over 50 pieces of greenware, ready to paint bisque and some ½ priced items are available for purchase.

Church –

Everyone is welcome at the Hole in the Wall at 8:30 a.m. every Sunday beginning November 3rd for non-denominational services with Pastor Scott Bailey.

We would like to remind you that we will be hosting our December toy drive for children who are hospitalized at Banner Medical Center here in Casa Grande over the holidays. “Do to others as you would have them do to you.”

Genealogy –

If you’re interested in finding your roots, this is the club to be in. Regular meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays in the Gambling Room usually at 10 – 11:30am unless otherwise noted on the room calendar. Beginners class are on 2nd and 4th Wednesdays. Everyone is welcome to our first meeting on Wed. Nov. 6. Beginners class will be on Nov. 13. Bring laptop or tablet, paper, and pencils only, no pens. There will be programs with guest speakers each month along with other programs throughout the season. We hope you will join us.

Hardanger –

Join us on Tuesdays 1-3 pm in the Gambling Room to learn the Norwegian form of cutwork, Hardanger. We have several veteran cutwork individuals that are happy to teach this unique needle weaving.

 Housekeeping –  

When leaving the pool area, please take a moment and dry off.  Please avoid walking into any of the surrounding buildings after existing the pool as well. If you’re dripping wet and walking to showers or other buildings, it creates a fall hazard for everyone.  Think safety first.

MGM Sales –

With Sundance 2 under construction it is evident that there is appreciated interest from residents and guests on what is going on in the community. Everyone is welcome to tour any of our model homes by contacting the hosts at the Model Center.  For your safety, we ask residents and guests stay on the roads and refrain from entering any homes or lots that are under construction. Your safety is important to us.

Mail Room –

Packages can be picked up at 9 am – 3 pm Monday through Friday during the month of November.  In December, you will see the Mail Room open on Saturdays and January hours will be extended to 4pm.

Pickleball –

Official opening day of play is Monday Nov. 11, 8:30 – 11 am. We encourage and welcome all players regardless of your play level.  Beginner  lessons will begin on Nov. 11 and will be held every Monday 11 am – 12 pm. We look forward to seeing you on the courts. Stop by the Activities office for more info.

Ranch House –

Located in Phase II of Sundance you will find the Ranch House which is open from 7 10 pm. unless reserved for a meeting or private event. Activities is happy to help with reservations.

Stained Glass –

Welcome back everyone. The Stained Glass shop will be open beginning 9 am – 3:30 pm Monday Nov. 4. Not all of our monitors are back for the winter so please be understanding when the shop isn’t open. We do have many patterns to choose from for stained glass and molds for stepping stones are available as well. Everyone is welcome to learn more about this fun craft. Thanks Sylvia F. #363.

Sundance Senior Slow Pitch Softball –

Let’s play ball! Beginning Tuesday, Nov. 5 at 9 am we will be at Palm Creek. Come and cheer our team on to victory. We are looking for new members too! If you like to play and want to have a good time reach out to any player or board member for more info.

Tai Chi –

Join us at 8:15 am in the Hang Out Room on Tuesdays for this low impact stretch exercise which will Improve your, balance, strength and flexibility.

Taking a Poll –

Are you interested in playing chess, teaching, or learning the game?  Stop in at Activities and sign up.

Mah Jong is played on Tuesdays 9 am to 12 pm and there has been an inquiry if additional play time on another day would be more convenient. There is a clipboard on the wall in Activities where you can pick your day and time that you would like to see additional play added.

Town Council –

Our first meeting will be Wednesday Nov. 13. If you have suggestions or concerns, please drop them in the box located in Activities. In order for us to consider them, you do need to include your name, site, and phone number. If any of the info is omitted it will be void and not be considered. We are looking for new members. Please contact any Council member for additional information regarding the positions that will be open.

The Veterans Group of Sundance & Fairways –

We are a current active roster 76 proud members strong. We are females and males from both Canada and the U.S. Armed Forces. We meet every 2nd Monday each month November through March. This year the 2nd Monday of November is the 11th, which is also the official U.S. Veteran Day Holiday. We will meet at 10 a.m. in the parking lot outside the Hangout Room at Sundance and car pool to the 1st Flag Raising Ceremony at the future site of the Veteran’s Transition Center. Flyers about the Celebration can be found in a number of places around Sundance and Fairways.

We engage in multiple fund-raising activities during the Season including sales of clothing items at the monthly Country, raffles of donated items. Sales of poppies during Veterans Day Celebration and sales of VIP cards.

Last year our VETS group donated $3,494 to families and agencies that directly benefited needy Veterans in the Casa Grande area. We also donated over 140 work hours toward activities benefitting Veterans in need of support.

If you are new to our winter retreats, up to a challenge, want to make a difference and/or desire some common bonding please join our ranks and attend our meetings. We welcome new blood. And are open to new ideas. Thank you, Erick Ayres.

To avoid having our Veterans choose between

attending  a program in their honor at Sundance and attending the County’s event, Sundance will honor our Veterans in January 2020. This will allow more of our resident Sundance and Fairways Veterans to attend and participate. 

Volunteers –

We still are looking to for individuals to help us out with various activities, gate monitors, float assembly and more! Stop in and sign up if you’re ready to get involved in your Sundance community.
Weight Watchers –

We are happy to announce that Weight Watcher will be back as long as we have 20 persons interested in the program. At 7:30-8:30 am on Wednesday, Nov. 6 in the Gambling Room an Informational/Enrollment meeting will be held. At that time, you will be able to sign up and pay your fee. Meeting will be held for 12 weeks on Wednesday s. A sign-up sheet is in Activities. For more info call Sue 602-248-0303.

Sneak Peak of December Events –

Country Store, Casa Grande Electric Light Parade, Life Celebration of Candy Mayo, Sundance Christmas program, Sundance Musical Review, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Gatherings, Blood Drive and New Year’s Eve Celebration and more! Watch your emails for updates and calendars too.