Smoke Signal October 2019

On Behalf of the Sundance Staff


Team Members

Changes, changes, just like Fall transitions to Winter which melts into Spring which blooms into Summer, we have changes.
Activity Office —

First, Welcome Back!

The Activities Team is very excited about this season and the new things that will be happening.

Our returning team members who will greet you as you enter the Activity

office are Kathy Keiser, Michelle Vegter, and Sheryl Thompson. They do a great job running the front desk and we are glad they have returned.

Our newbies are Madonna Reichert and Jan Oltmanns. Both will also be at the front desk ready to help you.

Madonna is a resident here at Sundance and was one of our summer Hosts.

Jan Oltmanns along with her husband Gary, enjoyed Sundance so much last season, they returned as work campers this season.

Activity Assistants are Jan and Mike Brown and Tami and Chris Bowman

Jan and Mike are Sundance residents and bring a lot of knowledge to our department..

Tami and Chris are from Missouri and this is their first stay at Sundance.

Paul Deen, is a resident here at the park and will handle sound for our special events.

Please stop in and extend a warm welcome that the Sundance community is known for.

Activity Office Hours —

October hours are Monday through Saturday 9am—3pm.

Sunday 11am—3pm

Beginning November 01 hours will be Monday through Saturday 8:30am—4pm.

Sunday 11am—3pm

Smoke Signal —

This season we are changing our communication format. The Smoke Signal will be published once a month and will include the current months calendar of events. Our goal is to lessen the amount of waste that a weekly publication generates.

All residents and guests are encouraged to sign up to have the Smoke Signal emailed to them. The process is very easy and is done on the Sundance 1 RV Resort website. The email box is at the bottom of the site and we are happy to help you with this. We will still have paper copies available for those who don’t have an email address.

If you already receive emails from Sundance and don’t want a paper copy of the Smoke Signal, please let us know. We will compile a list and share it with the Sundance Post Office so the Smoke Signal isn’t placed in your mailbox.

Room and Weekly calendars will be available in the Activity Office. As these calendars are updated a revision date will be applied so please watch the dates to make sure you have the most current calendar.

Article deadlines are the 23rd of the proceeding month. (Ex: Oct. 23 for Nov. 1 publication).

Name Badges —

Please wear your name badges when you are out and about in the park. We have many new residents as well as staff and it’s important to put a face and name together.  Many activities do require you to have it one on.  Thank you.

From Our Managers, Kate & Tom Ebert –

We want to introduce our staff that you will see throughout the season. Please

welcome everyone with a Sundance Howdy!

At our front desk we have Cindy Hardy, Staranne Bohl, Darlene Clark, and new this season Jeanne Klausenberg. Carol Lund will help out mid-November through mid-March.

Two of our hosts, Ken Vegter and Stave Thompson have returned from last season and new to the park as a host is Steve Oltmanns.

Maintenance staff includes Daryl Clark, Don Maples, Mitch Johnston, Dennis Bohl and we welcome John Klausenberg.

Larry Dew keeps our pools clean and sparkly.

We welcome back our weekday housekeeping staff of Wayne and Cheryl Ruth. New to our staff are Jim and Barb Underly.

Karen Radke keeps our restrooms in check during the week and Pam Price covers the weekends. Stacy Ruddy polishes up the ranch house and Pool 2 restrooms.

Mailroom is handled by Mike Hardy and Stacy Ruddy.

Returning as our Gatekeepers, Gordon & Jeanne Beck.

Sundance Round Up —

The Sundance Round Up is our all park meeting which is held every Monday morning at  8:30 am sharp in the Hole in the Wall. Please join us for free coffee and breakfast munchies to find out what is new for the season.  We want to keep our residents and guests up to date on the “happenings”  around the park. We have various speakers scheduled and have nice give a ways too.


Country Store —

Friday November 01, starting at 9am to 12pm our first Country Store will be in the Hole in the Wall. Delphine Becker, our Coordinator, has been working hard on this event and is happy to report that we are expecting 70 vendors and the waiting list is growing.  Shoppers will allowed in at 8:45am. Sorry there will be no early bird shopping.

2 Old Dudes —

They’re coming back and have been modifying their menu over the summer. No worries, your Philly favorites will still be available along with some new and tasty menu items.They are looking forward to seeing everyone around

October 29th and serving everyone breakfast at the Country Store on

November 1.  The Country Store Special on the menu will be Pancakes, short or tall stack. Other breakfast items will also be available.

Don’t forget to use the coupon included in this issue sometime during the season.

November hours will be posted as soon as they are released.

Sundance Post Office —

New this season, are office hours at the Sundance Post Office. This will

allow  easier access for residents to pick up their  packages.

Hours of operation for  October and November are:

Monday—Friday 9am—3pm

Additional hours for weekend will be added in the upcoming months.

Outgoing mail must be dropped off by 9:30am if you want it to go out the same day.

*Stamps are still sold in the Activity Office*

Happenings —

Bingo will start on Tuesday, Nov. 05.

Pickleball courts are open. We do have paddles available in the Activity Office that can be signed out.

Art group will meet beginning Oct. 17 at 9:30am in the Hang Out Room.

Activity Coordinators —

If you oversee a room or activity, please call or email the Activity Office  as soon as you can.

520-876-2714 or . Thank you.

Volunteer Opportunities —

We are no different than any other park….

That’s right, we need and love our  Volunteers!

Activities has a sign up sheet ready to go for those who want to stay involved.  Our office has a couple of unique volunteer positions available. Come and talk to us!

Sundance Post Office is looking for a couple of fine volunteers to help in the mailroom.

Bingo has volunteer openings for their Tuesday night of fun.

Our Gatekeepers, Gordon & Jeanne have shifts available and a sign up sheet is available now in Activities. Morning or afternoon shifts are available.

Shifts  Sundays  11-1          Sundays   1-3            Thursdays 12—2

Temp Shifts  Mondays  8-10 for 10/21 & 10/28    Tuesdays  8-10 for 10/15 to 11/12

Wednesdays 10-12  for 10/16 to 11/1       Wednesdays  12-2 for 10/15-11/30

Thursdays 2-4  for 10/17 to 11/29

Fridays  8-10 for 1018 to 11/22       Fridays 10-12  for 10/18 –1/3/20     Friday 12-3  on 10/18 only

Saturdays 9-11 10/19-10/26           Saturdays 11-1 10/19-10/26


Attention  Pet Owners —

We know that we have many pet owners in the park and it is imperative that you pick up after your fur baby whether at the dog park or walking.

Do not allow your pets to defecate on any site, whether occupied or not,  as this will cause other dogs to do the same.

Your pet should do their business on your site or in pet designated areas. Pets should be on leash at all times when not in an enclosed area, walked on the blacktop only, and waste should be picked up immediately.

Pets are not, with the exception of service animals,  permitted in any park building, pool area, the courtyard or on any sidewalks around the buildings. In the sports complex, pets are only allowed inside the big dog park and on the walkway to and from there.

The big dog park has an anticipated completion time at the end of


Please be a responsible pet owner and not ruin it for those who are.

Sundance Ranch House —

A new addition to the Sundance complex is the Ranch House. This building is located in Sundance 2 and features a work out room, meeting or game room, house pool table, kitchen, common area with T.V. and washrooms. Outside is furnished with comfy seating and offers a beautiful view of sunsets.

The Ranch House will be used for Activities and can be rented by residents.

Please contact Activities for additional information.

Reminders —

Speed limit is 15 m.p.h.

Stop signs do mean stop. This applies to everyone operating a vehicle, bicycle, or golf cart.  We want everyone to be safe this season.

We are a fragrance/scent free park. Please avoid wearing perfume and aftershaves as they may trigger a medical emergency.

If  you see something suspicious in the park, please call 911. The Casa Grande Police Dept. will be happy to respond and they will document the activity.

Our Neighborhood Watch Program is still moving forward.  More info will be forthcoming.


Billiards —

Billiards wants to let everyone know that on Mondays, 9 a.m. sharp they have 1 in 15 play going on.

Thursdays at 1 p.m. is 8 ball.  Feel free to stop in and watch the players or sign up in Activities to learn more about the game.

Suggestions ? —

If you have ideas or suggestions on how to improve the quality of life in Sundance please share your thoughts.  We have a suggestion box in the Activity Office where you can drop off your ideas .

Ceramics —

Lynn Olson  is happy to announce that the Ceramic Shop is open to all  residents  in Sundance and Fairways.  The shop will be open Tuesday Oct. 15 and hours are 9 am to 3:30pm Monday—Friday.

The shop is well stocked with greenware along with Bisque that is available for purchase.

There will be a Potluck on Friday October 18 at 11am to kick off the new season..

All are welcome and no experience is necessary.

Halloween Social —

Join us on Thursday, Oct. 31 at 6pm to 8pm on the Patio of Pool 1. Bring your favorite snack to share along with your beverage (No glass please). Costumes are encouraged but not are optional.

Prizes will be awarded for the best/original costume.  Music supplied by Blast from the Past.

Sign up in Activities and let’s have a “scary” good time!