Smoke Signal February 2022

Sundance 1 RV Resort
Manager’s Notes –
Happy February!!

We hope you are enjoying your stay here at Sundance 1 RV Resort! The season seems to be flying by already – so much fun was had in January – Bands, Karaoke, Musical Review, Casino Night, lots of good food served by the Duffie Duo, along with all the fun daily activities offered to keep everyone busy! Thanks to everyone who came out to support the different events! And a big thanks to the Activities Department for putting together an awesome month of entertainment.
It’s that time of year again – anyone looking at making RV or Storage reservations for next season (2022-23), we will begin taking those reservations the beginning in February – Please review the instructions included on page 10 in this issue of the Smoke Signal for more details.

This is also the time of year that Park Model owners start thinking about selling their Park Model ~ There are some rules that have been in place for a very long time but many are not aware of them, so needed to address those rules.

1) BEFORE you accept any money for your Park Model sale you MUST submit a
Request to Sell form – these can be gotten in the Main Office or on our Website –
a. The Park Manager will inspect and approve or let you know what needs to be done to get the Park Model compliant with current rules/Regulations.

2) It is advised once you get the Request to Sell form back, completed and signed by the Manager, that you go thru MGN Home Sales as they are very educated on the selling process and can help the sale to take place in a complete and timely manner. Should you choose to sell on your own it is your responsibility to know the proper steps to take.
a. When selling on your own you must be aware any prospective buyer MUST pay for and have a background check done BEFORE you sell.
b. Once the background approval is done and notice given, a Bill of Sale is to be given to the office with the closing dates stated.
c. There is a $200 Resale Processing Fee that is due by the Seller.
e. New Owner must set up a Wrap Up meeting with the Manager as soon as the sale has been completed to sign the lease agreement and go over the park rules and expectations as a resident.

If you have further questions please stop up at the Main Office and we will help get you the answers.

We are excited for all the events planned for February and look forward to seeing you when we are out and about in the park! In addition, we want to thank those of you who are using your flashlights after dark! You are so much easier to see and staying safer!!

REMINDER – When you leave for the season be sure to bring address labels to the front office and let us know when you are leaving and if you are an annual (RV or Park Model) please leave the name of your property caregiver for while you are gone. If you do not leave forwarding address labels all mail will be Returned to Sender.

Tom & Kate Ebert

Important Phone Numbers

911 for all police, medical and fire emergencies
Sundance Main Office 520-426-9662 (Non-business hours calls will transfer to Host)
APS 1-800-240-2014 City of Casa Grande 520-421-8600 AireBeam 520-510-0909

AED’s (Automated External Defibrillator) are located in the Laundry Room in Sundance 1 and in the Ladies Room in Sundance 2 by the pool.

Emergency Procedure – FIRST: CALL 911
Next you should call the Host for assistance. The Host will to your site if needed or proceed to the gate and wait for the arriving Emergency Vehicles. Then they will direct emergency aid to your site.

HOST DAYTIME – 520-876-2777 AFTER HOURS – 520-426-9662
Add the numbers above to your cell phone

Slow down, enjoy life, and let the good times roll!

Activities – Our Activity teams have been busy and February will be no different. Our office is the “hub” of the park and offers many services to our guests and visitors. Karen, Ruth and Ronda along with Glenda and Lori make sure that our guests feel welcome and provide support and info to all who enter our office. Steve, Linda, Ambriah and Jo do table set up and tear downs, sell concessions, decorate and help in so many other ways. Kathy and Rennie sell concessions at events and help out at our Tuesday morning Round Up Meeting. Michelle keeps all the schedules in order, produces posters and does so many other things which makes her a wonderful asset to the Activity Team. Feel free to thank each of them for all of their hard work when you visit our office or see them in the park!

In the Activity office we sell rolls of quarters for use in our Laundry Room. You can also purchase dance and event tickets, wash permits, ice, clothing, magnets for name badges and a postage stamp or two, and don’t forget about signing up for classes, lunch seminars, hearing screenings, petitions and surveys, as we want to make sure you have things to do!

Please wear your name badges so we can put a face with a name. They are required to enter any building or participate in our events. They offer a bit of safety to identify that you are a Sundance guest and if you have a medical event, we will know who you are and can contact a family member.

The deadline for the March Smoke Signal is Sunday, Feb. 20, 2022. All guests, Coordinators, Clubs and Groups are encouraged to submit news to the Activity office or email

If you would like to reserve a room for the 2022/2023 season, please come in to the Activity office and pick up a reservation form(s) for your group, club, game, potluck or private use. We have simplified the form and please complete it in its entirety. If your activity/event won’t start until December, please don’t reserve your room for October. They need to be returned to the Activity office by the end of February.

All new guests to our Sundance community are encouraged to sign up for a park tour. Our facility has many buildings and with a guided tour by one of our Ambassadors you will have a better understanding of where the amenities that are available to you are located.

We are such a mobile society and this is a perfect time to update your emergency contact information. We have an easy to complete form available in the Activity office and it can be dropped off in the Main office drop box located in the Mail Room hallway. This does apply to all of our Sundance community and we thank everyone who already returned theirs.

If you are not receiving the emailed Morning Message, you’re missing out on park news and events! We have step by step instructions available in the Activity office on how to subscribe!

Did you know that you can go paperless and receive the monthly Smoke Signal by email only? If you prefer this method, please come to Activities and put your name on our list and you will no longer receive the Smoke Signal in your mailbox.

Billiards – Women and men are welcome to join in on the fun and make new friends. Our organized play days are Monday and Thursday at 9am. The room is open until 10pm for your enjoyment. If you need more information call Bud Drake 307-746-5416 Site 678 or Randy 507-327-6739 Site 209.

Cactus Needles –. Do you enjoy knitting, crocheting or know how to use a crow hook? If so, we have the perfect activity for you! We meet every Monday 10am-Noon in the Hang Out Room and work on hats, scarves and blankets to donate to local charities. We do have easy to follow patterns and donated yarn to share with anyone who would like to help make a difference in the community!

Ceramics – Stop in the shop and check out the bisque and greenware we have available for purchase. Our shop is open every day 9am – Noon and 1-3:45pm with very friendly and talented Monitors to help you with your projects. Ruthann Lindgren, Coordinator

Church – All guests are invited to attend nondenominational services at 8:30am at the Hole in the Wall held every Sunday through April 10.

Country Store – Plan attending this great event on Friday, Feb. 4, 9am – Noon. This is the perfect place to find a unique Valentine gift for your sweetie! The Hole in the Wall and outside around Pool 1 will have many talented small businesses and we encourage you to support them. The Sewing/Quilting room will be selling raffle tickets for a quilt. Delphine Becker

Computer Lab – Located on the on the back side of the building that houses Ceramics and Stained Glass. Our room is run by the Computer Club and is open five days a week 9-11:45am and 1-3:45pm. We have nine computers with Window 10 and Microsoft along with four printers and three are wireless. WI FI is available in the lab at a $1 a day or join our club at $20 for the first season and $10 next season. We are able to print address labels and business cards. Watch for an announcement of upcoming classes in February and March on Windows 10 and Excel. Our next club meeting is Wednesday Feb. 2 at 9am in the Hang Out Room.

Couples and Pattern Dance – Due to medical challenges we have cancelled our class for the season. Thank you for your understanding. Sandi & Kent Reedy

Crafty Ladies – Don’t sit at home and do your crafts by yourself, join us on Mondays and Fridays from 1-4pm in the Hang Out Room. We enjoy laughing, socializing and always looking forward to meeting new people! Rosie Creger

Dining with the Duffies located at the Sundance Café – We specialize in serving homemade, quality, comfort food to all of our guests. Please let us know in advance if you have food sensitivities or are gluten free as we will do our best to accommodate you. Menus are posted in Activities, at the Hole in the Wall, and on social media.

Wednesday Feb. 02 Lunch 11am-1:30pm
Thursday Feb. 03 Dinner 4 – 6pm
Friday Feb. 04 Breakfast and Lunch 8am – 1pm for Country Store
Wednesday Feb. 09 Lunch 11am – 1:30pm Appetizers 4-6pm for Karaoke @ Pool 1
Thursday Feb. 10 Lunch 11am – 1:30pm
Friday Feb. 11 Lunch 11am – 1:30pm
Saturday Feb. 12 Dinner 3:30 – 4pm Take Out only – Dinner 4- 5:30pm Valentine’s Day
Wednesday Feb. 16 Lunch 11am – 1:30pm
Thursday Feb. 17 Dinner 4 – 6pm
Friday Feb. 18 Lunch 11am – 1:30pm
Saturday Feb 19 Dinner 7- 8:30pm for Sundance Sock Hop
Wednesday Feb. 23 Lunch 11am – 1:30pm
Thursday Feb. 24 Lunch 11am – 1:30pm
Saturday Feb.26 Lunch 11am for the Quilt Show (outside at Pool 1, patio will have seating)

Front Gate Greeters – Thanks to all the member of this group for your commitment and dedication. You are the best! If you are interested or want more information, please call Fritzi or Bob at 818-519-1171. Feel free to stop by site 665 to chat with us or sign up in Activities.

Gourd Shop – The popularity of the shop has become so ever whelming that we have change our scheduling. You will now have to sign-up in Activities for every new project you want to make (beginners thunder gourd, etc.) We will take eight new projects a week. We recommend that if you now have a project in progress and you are not ill, please come in to finish it on Thursday or Friday. We are running out of space to store unfinished projects. Let’s give everyone the opportunity to learn what the gourd art is all about. Thank you, Lynn Olson,

Hardanger – This is a form of Norwegian embroidery which uses wrapping and cutting of material threads to form intricate designs and it’s easier than it sounds. The group meets on Tuesdays from 1-3pm at the Ranch House Meetin’ Room. Anyone who does charted needlework is invited to join us. We don’t work in silence but we do offer a basically quiet, well-lit atmosphere in which to work. Alice Neuok

Lapidary – Stop in our shop and check out the projects we are working on. We are located in the same building as Ceramics on Tonto Street. Currently we have a raffle in process for a rock clock or a set of shark tooth earrings. Raffle items are displayed in the Activity office and tickets are $5/7 or $1 each. Drawing will be on Tuesday, Feb. 15 at the Round Up Meeting at the Hole in the Wall. All proceeds will go towards enhancing the shop. Feel free to bring in your own rock or purchase a slab for a small fee from us to create beautiful pieces of jewelry, wall hangings and more! We are open half days during the week and Wednesday evenings 6-8:30pm. Thanks, Dave Yelton

Library – While you are out and about, make sure that you visit the library in the Ranch House in Sundance 2. We offer a nice variety of reading material and are currently accepting donations of gently read books. Large print and westerns are greatly appreciated. We cannot accept cook books, Reader’s Digest Condensed books, bibles, etc. Barbara Newman

Line Dance – Join us at the Hole in the Wall every Tuesday and Thursdays, 1:30-3:30pm. Fee is $2 per person per class. Attention Line Dance participants! We will have a get together at the Hole in the Wall on Friday, Feb. 11 at 6:30-8:30pm. Bring an appetizer and beverage.

MGN Sales – Mark your calendars for our Open House on Saturday, Feb.19, 2022. We are asking for volunteers to help us throughout the day and promote our wonderful resort! Sign-up sheets are in the Activity office for areas where volunteers will be needed.

Potlucks – Sign-up sheets are located on the counter in the Activity office. All potlucks ask that you bring your dish to share, table service (plates, napkins, silverware, beverage and wear your name badge.

Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota – Saturday, February 5 from 11:30 to 1:30pm. Hang-Out Room
Alaska – Saturday, February 5 from 4-5:30pm. Hang-out Room
Iowa – Sunday, February 6 from 4-6pm. Hole in the Wall
Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska – Saturday, February 12 from 11-1:30pm. Hole in the Wall
Michigan – Wednesday, February 16 from 4-6pm. Hole in the Wall
Missouri – Saturday, February 19 from 3:30-5:30 pm. Hangout Room
Northwest Combined – Washington, Oregon, California, Idaho and Nevada – Sunday, February 27 from 4:30 – 6:30pm Hole in the Wall
Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Delaware, Pennsylvania – March 3 at 4:30 – 7:00pm Hole in the Wall
Wisconsin – Thursday, March 3 from 4:30 – 6:30pm Gamblin Room
Minnesota – Sunday, March 6 from 4:30 – 7:00pm Hole in the Wall

RC Racers – Get your motors running! A sign-up sheet is up on the wall in the Activity office for the Powder Puff Race that will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 9 at 1pm. Ladies now is the chance to show your skills and we will be awarding prizes too! Regular race days are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday starting at 1:30pm The racers are broken into classes depending on skill level. As you improve you can move up a class and race against tougher competition. If you are interested in getting involved stop by the track. We would be happy to let you take one of our cars out for a test drive, discuss what you need to get started, and the costs involved. It’s really inexpensive. Andy Karlsnes Site #32 For Powder Puff info call Marc B. 204-746-5098

Senior Stretch – We meet at 10:30am on Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays at the Hole in the Wall for a good workout mainly in chairs. This is a great, fun workout for guys and gals that are unable to do the more strenuous exercises. It’s important to keep moving and use our muscles to remain fit and healthy. Give us a try and you may really like it! Nancy Bittinger

Sewing/Quilting – It is a busy time in the sewing room as we are 70 members strong and growing! We have been preparing for a fantastic Quilt Show that will be on Saturday, Feb. 26 at 9am at the Hole in the Wall. We will also have a Quick Draw in the Hang Out Room where you have a chance to win beautiful handmade items! We will be raffling off a lovely quilt as well! We will have quilts on display that will represent the various community projects that both the Sundance and Fairways Sewing/Quilting groups support. The Duffie Duo will be serving up a tasty lunch of hamburgers or brats. They are generously donating a portion of the lunch fee back to our Sundance Sewing room to help in purchasing material for making quilts for foster children of Pinal County. At the end of December our room presented 59 quilts and 53 pillow cases to the Pinal Council for CASA/Foster Children (PCCI). Ellen Jones from PCCI cam e and spoke with the group, sharing the importance of receiving the quilts during the winter months. Our meetings are the first and third Wednesday of each month. Feel free to stop in the sewing room and join in on the fun.

Shuffleboard – Scheduled play in Monday through Wednesday and Friday at 9:30am with Tuesday being bowling pin shuffle. Monday, Wednesday and Fridays are regular shuffleboard where you play for yourself. Bowling pin shuffle on Tuesday is a team even with all the yellow against all the black. This is really a fun time and there is a lot of cheering going on between teams. The shuffleboards are there for anyone to play anytime. Fee is 0.50 per person to play on the honor system. During this time of the season we do fill up with players. We do have room for 40 people to play and it’s a first come, first 40 will play. Unsure on how to play? If you want to learn you are encouraged to come any day of play. We will also teach how to maintain the boards. It’s easy and fun and we welcome any suggestions for our program. We will be having our annual single elimination shuffleboard tournament starting Monday, Feb. 21. Sign-up sheet for the tournament will go up Monday, Jan. 24 and come down on Friday, Feb. 4. If you sign up for the tournament you need to commit for the entire week keeping in mind there may be weather delays. It’s a luck of the draw for teams and does take four (4) sessions to complete. Monday through Thursday in the morning only unless the weather doesn’t cooperate. If play is needed to fill brackets, we will do that on Friday, Feb. 18. You must be a park resident to play. Joe & Carolyn Hess #611

Stained Glass – We will draw for the stained glass picture raffle at 11:50am at the Country Store on Friday, Feb. 4, so you have a narrow window to purchase your opportunity to be the owner. We truly appreciate the support you have given to the shop by purchasing raffle tickets or working in the shop! We have recently restocked the shop with an ample supply of glass and tools. Shop hours will continue to be Monday through Friday 9am-12pm and 1-3:45pm. We are also open on Wednesday evenings 6-8:30pm for those of you who are busy during the day. We offer traditional stained glass, stepping stones, mosaics and caming projects. We do require name badges to work in the shop and residents of our entire Sundance community, Fairways and their registered guests are encouraged to join us. We would like to thank the Maintenance Team and Assistant Manager Derek, for building another shelf to hold our glass inventory! We thought we had enough room and with your talent, positive attitude, and problem solving skills, you saved the day! Steering Committee Jim McBride, Cindel Nelson, Harriet Reed

Sundance Book Club – Attention avid readers! Please make plans to attend the meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 16 at 9:30am in the Gamblin’ Room. Our book of the month is The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah. March reading will be the Lightkeeper’s Daughter by Jean E. Pendziwol. Thanks, Sherry Robertson

Sundance Softball – Sundance has a senior softball teams that play in the fall, winter and spring leagues. The team are open to all men and women interested in playing softball. Currently teams have a weekly practice on Wednesday s at 10am at the O’Neil Field in Casa Grande. Come out and play catch, hit a few balls, and see what Senior Softball is all about! If you have questions, you can contact any of the Executive Boards members below.
Ron Guidi – 281-725-8863 Kevin Connolly – 509-496-8381 Jim Meyerhoff – 253-848-1735 February is the last month of the 2022 Winter League and Sundance has two teams, the Mustangs and the Colts which play on Mondays and Thursdays. The schedule is posted in the Activity office and in the Morning Message. Everyone is invited to cheer on the teams and they do appreciate all of the support. Jim Meyerhoff

Sundance Solos – This group has a busy month planned for February! We will meet on Thursday, Feb. 3 from 1-2pm in the Hang Out Room. The owner of Salt and Spa will be our featured speaker. On Thursday night at 7pm we will be attending the free Gospel concert at the Central Lutheran Church. Monday, Feb. 14 we have a Valentines lunch planned and the location is TBA. The fun continues with many of our group attending the Dutton’s performance on Saturday, Feb. 26. If you are interested in joining our singles group, please stop in at our next meeting as we would love to have you as a member! Delphine Becker

Sundance UTV Group – If you have a quad or UTV and would like to ride with a group, you should consider going out with the Sundance UTV Group! We ride every Tuesday and meet at the McDonald’s in Florence at 8:30am and leave from there. he rides range from 30 to 50 miles and we try to return to Sundance before 5pm. We do take several breaks during the day and stop for lunch on the trail around noon. If you have questions, contact Andy site #32 or email me at .

Town Council – Three positions are open for Sundance Town Council. You nominate yourself and forms are available in the Activity office. Completed forms need to be placed in the Town Council box before Monday Feb. 21. Voting will be held immediately after the Round Up Meeting on Tuesday, Mar. 1 by the gazebo. The purpose of the Town Council is to provide a liaison between the paying guests of Sundance and the owners or the managers of Sundance. Town Council will review written complaint/recommendation forms from paying guests. Town Council will assess the validity of the complaint/recommendation forms made by paying guests and make recommendations to the owners or the managers. Town Council members are elected by secret ballot the first Tuesday in March by paying guests of Sundance. To be eligible to be a member of Town Council you must be paying rent for at least 5 months or be an annual resident and in good standing. You must be a resident of Sundance November to March to be available for meetings that are held on the second Wednesday of each month. To vote for Town Council you must pay rent to Sundance for a minimum of 3 months and reside in the park on the day of the election.

Veterans of Sundance/Fairways – Join us at the Fairways clubhouse on Monday, Feb. 14 at, 9:30 – 11:30am. All Veterans from all branches and spouses of Veterans are invited to attend our meetings. We are looking for a new Coordinator for the group and if you are interested, please come to the meeting. It isn’t difficult to do and we will provide you with the guidance needed to keep this group moving forward.

Water Volleyball – Everyone is invited to come on out and give water volleyball a try! No experience is necessary and our main goal is to have fun. We do have a few guidelines to make the game more uniform, but the idea is to laugh and have a great time. We are definitely NOT a serious group. Play is Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at Pool 2 1-3pm. Our only deterrent seems to be wind, which won’t allow the ball to stay in the pool. With the temps warming we should be back on a regular play schedule. Pool shoes are recommended (don’t wear them to the pool) as the blue stripping can be slippery and the bottom is a bit rough.

Wood Carving – Stop by the Gamblin’ Room at 9am.every Tuesday and Friday to see what we are working on. If you are interested in learning, we have beginner projects available and many talented individuals that would love to show you how to carve. Men and women with different skill levels are welcome to join us.

The Secret Ingredient food trailer will be located in pull through site 688. They will be here on Tuesdays in February for lunch 11am – 1:30pm. Menu and food options change often. Stop by and have a bite.

A Celebration of Life Luncheon for Don and Julie Aho will be held on Saturday, March 05, 2022 at the Hole in the 1-3pm. Please join their Family and share your favorite memories of
Don and Julie who enjoyed their time at Sundance and all of the friendships that they made over the years.

Thank you to all our friends in Sundance. You have left us with great memories and you will be missed. Dennis & Karen Larsen

Anyone interested in learning and/or playing this fun game of rolling a ball is welcome to site #105 in Sundance 2 on Tuesdays and/or Saturdays at 1pm. Joyce & Tim Jones