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Dancing and Desserts
with Mark O’Toole
February 13
Valentine’s Day
February 14
Broadway to Hollywood
February 27
Community Association
2450 Hampton Road
Henderson, NV 89052
614-5800 phone / 614-5813 fax
Weekdays 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Saturdays 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Sundays 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Weekdays 5:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturdays 5:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Sundays 5:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Weekdays 6:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Weekends 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
2211 Somersworth Drive
Henderson, NV 89044
Weekdays 5:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Weekends 5:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Community Service/Assistance
Emergency Preparedness
Community Patrol
Pulte/Del Webb Customer Relations
914-4800 or 800-664-3089
FirstService Residential
The Revere Golf Club
Anthem Therapeutic Massage
Café V
Buckman’s Grille
Redhead Enterprises, LLC
[email protected]
Spirit Magazine
[email protected]
[email protected]
All phone numbers are preceded by area code 702.
Administration Offices Hours
8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.
First Saturday of the month, 8:00 a.m. to noon.
Second Saturday if first Saturday is a holiday
[email protected]
Buddy Jarrett
General Manager
Community Manager Gary Leobold
Executive Assistant Barbara Mowry MEMBERSHIP [email protected]
Supervisor Debbie Green
Jeanne Fris 614-5817
Customer Service
Susan Hernandez 614-5817
Margo Johnson
Coordinator Maurice Talley
638-5752 [email protected]
Danielle Bartle
614-5822 [email protected]
[email protected]
Debra Evans
614-5860 [email protected]
Sherryl Daly
Juvelyn Caparida
[email protected]
[email protected]
Meg Poulson
Assistant Torey Crum
[email protected]
Jennifer Guilliams 614-5812
Chris Wikoff
James Arteaga
Julie Murray
[email protected]
Assistant Facilities
Director Operations
David Daniels
John Casanova
J.D. Tolliver
[email protected]
The Spirit is a monthly publication of Sun City Anthem Community Association, Inc. (SCACAI). Its primary mission is to
provide nonpolitical community information and news to SCACAI members and to build community awareness. Advertising
does not influence editorial decisions or content. We reserve the right to refuse advertising for any reason or cause.
Information, services, products and materials contained in the Spirit magazine are provided on an “as is” basis with no
warranty. SCACAI disclaims all representations and warranties, express or implied, with respect to such information, services,
products and materials including, but not limited to, warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title,
non-infringement, and implied warranties arising from course of dealing or course of performance. In no event shall SCACAI
be liable for any damages whatsoever whether in an action, arising out of or in connection with the use, inability to use, or
performance of the information, services, products and materials available from this publication.
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Table of Contents
6 Board of Directors
8 Board Summary Report
Committee Reports
Community Service
Community Patrol
Club Contacts
Club Reports
Service Directory
Advertisers Index
AARP Driver Safety
Ace Awning/Patio/Lawn/Garden
All Access Garage Door
Ambiance Barber Salon
Anthem Village Dental
Apache Foot and Ankle
Badger Plumbing
Biomet Preserving Knee
Butter Plumbing
Café V
Cassady Law Offices
Chanwell Medical
Chevron at Eastern/Horizon
City of Henderson Senior Games
Coldwell Banker
DMS Plumbing
Fairless Homes General Contractor
Fresh Coat Painters
Hearing Associates of LV
Horizon Ridge Home Care
Jack Dish Plumbing
JG Insurance
Keller Williams Market Place
Las Vegas Foot and Ankle
McMillan & McMillan
Mr. Tree
Nevada Eye & Ear
One Reverse Mortgage
Precision Garage Door Service
Prestige Dental
Prestige Travel
Proudfit Realty
Realty One Group/Keith Gitzlaff
Revere Golf Club
Right Now Air
Rob Osur’s Financial Wellness Center
Shepherd Eye Center
Southwest Medical Associates
Station Casinos
Sun Cat Skylights
The Smith Center
Wardley Real Estate
Windermere Anthem Hills
Yes! Air Conditioning & Plumbing
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Sun City Anthem Board of Directors
President’s report
Board of Directors Election
This month, a very important annual process begins again.
Sun City Anthem Community Association, Inc., will elect four
members of our Board of Directors. These individuals will
serve two-year terms acting as fiduciaries for our community.
The Election Committee, charged with assuring that our
election process is fair, open and above suspicion, has worked
over the last year to prepare for our election season and
process. They drafted and recommended the 2015 Election
Calendar and the Election Manual to the Board for approval.
This group works with candidates and sponsors the orientation
meeting for potential candidates, and a meet-and-greet event
for the community to interact personally with those seeking
Board positions.
A position on our Board does not require any special training
or preparation. But it does require the ability and willingness to
consider different points of view and a clear understanding that
issues have a variety of elements and can be approached from
many different angles.
In the past, many individuals elected to the Board have
served on committees, been regular attendees at Board
meetings and workshops, participated in work groups or held
leadership positions in an SCA club. Those kinds of experiences
can offer meaningful preparation for Board work. They
familiarize a candidate with the system that operates to keep
our Association running smoothly. Even though there is no
requirement for this kind of experience, having participated
in some way in the governance of SCA can be a real advantage
to a candidate.
I can think of many ways to describe the job of a Sun City
Anthem director. It’s always interesting, generally enjoyable,
consistently challenging, very gratifying, time-consuming and
sometimes fun. It can add richness to your life, introduce you
to new friends and lead you to stretch your thinking on many
different topics.
Sometimes, when I explain that I find the job of a director
to be rather enjoyable, the other person frowns at me or simply
tells me I must be nuts. It seems that many assume that the
Board deals with negative issues and complaining residents all
too frequently. But I assure you, the positive aspects of serving
on the SCA Board far outweigh the negative. I hear far more
confirming comments and affirmations than I do the opposite.
I firmly believe it is the responsibility of each member of our
Association to read, listen, study and give serious consideration
to the individuals who are seeking positions on our Board. This
election is not to be taken lightly. I hope all members will be
well informed and cast their votes after studying the issues and
understanding the positions of all candidates.
During the election season, there are also many events
in private homes hosted by individuals supporting certain
candidates. If you are invited to one of these events, I urge
you to attend and learn firsthand what the candidates stand
for and make a reasoned decision about who should lead
this community.
I also hope that anyone who is willing to devote time and
effort to this community will consider running for one of the
open positions. Our Association needs volunteers to maintain
and protect our wonderful lifestyle and all the opportunities we
enjoy at SCA. Please, give some thought to being a candidate for
our Board. You won’t be sorry.
2014-2015 Sun City Anthem Board of Directors
Standing: Mike Carey, Bella Meese, Tom Nissen, Jim Mayfield
Seated: Don Schramski, Jean Capillupo, Jim Long
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Jean Capillupo
President, SCA BOD
Board Summary Report
Summary of the December 4, 2014
Board of Directors meeting minutes
At the regular monthly meeting, our Board took the
following actions.
• Approved an amendment to the management contract
with FirstService Residential Nevada that reduces the
management fee by $25,319 per month;
February 2015
Tuesday, February 24
Board agenda
review workshop
10:00 a.m., Delaware Room
Thursday, February 26
Board meeting
6:30 p.m., Freedom Hall
• Awarded a contract for construction management
• Awarded a contract for information, communication
and technology services;
• Approved the Board spending up to $5,000 to
investigate other management options;
Proposed Calendar of
Regular Board Meetings*
March and April 2015
• Approved an amendment to the lease with Anthem
Restaurant Partners (Café V);
• Adopted amendments to the Board Policy Manual
concerning the replacement of reserve items; and
• Approved the purchase of a replacement
maintenance vehicle.
ThefinalBoardBookforthismeetingcanbeviewedbylogginginat, clicking on Documents / Board of Directors / Board
links in the agenda to go to the material related to that item in the book.
In accordance with NRS 116.3108, the above shall serve as notice of Board of Directors’
meetings for the Sun City Anthem Community Association, Inc. Homeowners may speak to
the Association or Board, except during an executive session of the Board. At the beginning
of every Board meeting, there is a member-comment period for remarks relating to agenda
items only. At the end of every Board meeting, there is a member-comment period for
remarks on any subject. The Board will not take action on comments or requests made
during the comment periods. Agendas for Board meetings are available on the Monday
prior to the meeting from the Administrative Office in Anthem Center and may be viewed
on the Anthem Center’s bulletin board or at the Association’s website (
Hard-copy minutes from the monthly regular Board meeting and audio copies are available
from the Administrative Office for a small fee. Address, phone and hours of business at
the Administrative Office are listed on page 4 of this publication every month. The Board is
aware of all legal requirements pursuant to the applicable laws and regulations.
Anthem Center Coffee Shop
Best coffee in town
Also tea, soda, water, Danish, biscotti, snacks
Single cup, $1
Card for 12 cups, $10
Monday through Friday
7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
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Tuesday, March 24
Board agenda
review workshop
10:00 a.m., Delaware
Tuesday, April 21
Board agenda
review workshop
10:00 a.m., Delaware
Thursday, March 26
Board meeting
1:30 p.m., Freedom Hall
Thursday, April 23
Board meeting
1:30 p.m., Freedom Hall
*Subject to change
Jean Capillupo
[email protected]
Vice President
[email protected]
Vice President of
Community Relations
Bella L. Meese
[email protected]
Jim Long
[email protected]
Tom Nissen
[email protected]
Mike Carey
[email protected]
Don Schramski
[email protected]
Committee Reports
Gale Kalish, subcommittee chair
[email protected]
Plan reviews second and
fourth Thursdays, 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m
The Sun City Anthem Board of Directors empowers a sevenmember Architectural Review Committee to ensure any changes
to the exterior of members’ homes comply with the Design
Guidelines. Most of the ARC’s work has been delegated to a
14-member subcommittee.
The subcommittee meets twice monthly and can grant final
approval of all proposed plans except for additions and casitas,
which must be forwarded to the ARC for final approval after they
have been reviewed at the subcommittee level. The ARC approval
of proposed plans allows homeowners to have their project
It is the homeowner’s responsibility to notify the ARC of any
deviances or mistakes in their plans they may find during the
scope of the project. For example, a project could be found in
violation if a rear setback shown on a homeowner’s plan as being
11 feet was not accurately measured and was only nine feet.
Should these types of variances occur, the homeowner should
immediately halt the project and return to the ARC for further
review. If this is not done, upon final ARC onsite inspection of the
finished project to ensure compliance with the Design Guidelines,
the project may be found in violation and will be mandatorily
referred to enforcement for resolution.
The ARC review and approval process is a highly interactive
and cooperative process between the homeowner and the ARC
members. The goal is to allow the homeowner to make changes
that they desire to the exterior of the home in a manner that does
not negatively impact their neighbors and community.
Jan Lane, chair
702-361-8858, [email protected]
Next meeting Friday, February 13
10:30 a.m., Bristol Room
A record-breaking number of RSVPs were received for the
January 14 newcomers’ coffee. Pam Troia, with her trusty
band of volunteers, hosted a magnificent and most informative
event during which new residents have a chance to learn a
little about how Sun City Anthem is governed, speak with club
representatives, hear about volunteer opportunities and get to
know some of their neighbors.
If you have a background in writing, editing, website
maintenance, public relations or other creative and social
skills and want to enhance lines of communication between
community management and residents, contact our Volunteers
Coordinator, Karen Lotspiech, at 702-263-2347 or [email protected]
If you have any comments or suggestions, please email them
to the above address.
Rex Weddle, chair
702-496-5901, [email protected]
Next workshop Thursday, February 5, 1:00 p.m.
Next meeting Friday, February 13, 9:00 a.m.
Arlington Room
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A noise by any other name. Pickleball is played by striking
a hard-surfaced paddle against a hard plastic ball (think wiffle
ball). It creates a noise that is distinctively piercing, unlike that
of a tennis ball.
For the last two months, the CLC has been reviewing
complaints about noise from Pickleball play at Liberty Center.
Our involvement was encouraged by the Properties and Grounds
Committee because of a Project Item Request filed by a nearby
resident. It sought action by the Association to deal with the
We placed the matter on our next committee workshop, and
several residents shared their experience and concerns. It was
obvious that regardless of the number of affected residents,
the noise level created by rackets against balls needed to be
addressed. We promised to investigate the problem.
_At our January meeting, we received a report by CLC member
Pat Carrell about how other retirement communities have dealt
with this problem. She learned that certain manufacturers make
paddles that produce substantially less sound on impact with the
ball. One community in Phoenix had outlawed the use of certain
paddles that had elicited excessive decibel levels.
_Committee member Dave Leshefsky has been working with the
understanding and cooperation of Pickleball Club officers during
this period. The committee will continue to work with the club to
decide how to implement an equipment solution and monitor its
We also heard from Facilities Director David Daniels. He
had researched the availability of sound-deadening fence
covering, manufactured and used for just this purpose. Because
the purchase and use of such a product may hold promise as a
solution, especially if combined with different equipment, the
CLC has asked P&G to handle a review of that approach.
We’ll provide a further update next month.
Shuffleboard blues. The Association has offered shuffleboard
in the Anthem Center atrium since Del Webb days. It’s been
located primarily against the lower gallery window, adjacent to
card and game play.
The equipment has always received use – sometimes,
sometimes less. Occasionally one hears debate that the amount of
play doesn’t support the space it occupies. However, shuffleboard
has a small following and is a popular family activity for out-oftown visitors.
For some time, shuffleboard players have noticed that the slide
of the pucks is erratic due to surface warping; so much so, it likely
limits the number of people interested in playing.
The Activities Department is doing two things to increase
interest. The table is being moved to a less crowded spot in the
upper gallery, and the table will be repaired and re-leveled for
optimum playing experience. It’s hoped the increased visibility
and equipment upgrade will stimulate more interest in the game.
Who knows? Maybe it will eventually become our 55th club.
Club bylaws update. The CLC thanks the Bocce Club for the
completion of its club bylaws update, which were approved at our
January meeting.
The Board of Directors, as required in Article 5.2 of the bylaws,
established a Deed Restriction Enforcement Committee. At Sun
City Anthem this committee is called Covenants.
The Covenants Committee is the hearing tribunal of the
Association and conducts hearings pursuant to Section 3.26 of
the bylaws and Article 7.4 of the Declaration of Covenants,
Conditions and Restrictions.
Hearings are normally scheduled once a month and they
are not open to the public or membership. A hearing is scheduled when a case cannot be resolved during the enforcement
The Covenants Committee hearing tribunal reviews the
information regarding an alleged violation and determines
whether a violation of the standards set forth in the Governing
Documents occurred. This committee is also responsible for
imposing fines and/or sanctions. Following a hearing before
the Covenants Committee, the alleged violator has the right to
appeal the decision to the Board.
Judy Salvage, chair
702-558-0995, [email protected]
or [email protected]
Next meeting Tuesday, February 10
9:00 a.m., Concord Room
The 2015 board of directors election period is now underway.
Four positions are open this year. The Election Committee will
hold an overview meeting for potential candidates on February
3 at 9:00 a.m. in the Greene Room.
All residents are encouraged to consider serving the
community as a member of the Sun City Anthem board of
directors. Those interested in the election process may log
in to the SCA website at to view and/or
download the Election Manual and Election Calendar for
2015. Applications must be submitted before 4:00 p.m.
Friday, February 13. Applications are available at the
Anthem Center Membership Office.
All homeowners are eligible to apply. If you are a homeowner
and uncertain whether you would want to be a candidate,
brochures covering board meetings and fiduciary responsibilities
are on the Nevada Real Estate Division website, http://red. Information for potential board
candidates is also in the Exhibit section of the Election Manual
on the Association website.
The Election Committee will hold an event with a meet-andgreet session afterwards on Sunday, March 22 in Freedom
Hall and Independence Center. Candidates will participate
in a question-and-answer panel before refreshments are
served in the Morris/Nelson/Penn Rooms. Members may
email questions they would like answered or topics they
would like addressed to [email protected] or
place them in the special boxes in the three building lobbies
starting Monday, February 9.
All regular committee meetings are open to residents and
you are invited to attend. SCA I.D. is required at all our meetings
and events.
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Committee Reports
Lennard Grodzinsky, chair
702-873-8508, [email protected]
Next meeting Wednesday, February 11
1:00 p.m., Arlington Room
All Finance Committee meetings are open to the public.
Residents are encouraged to attend our meetings to better
understand the financial operations of the community. We
welcome resident input at the meetings as a way to gather new
ideas and maintain contact with the community.
HEALTH AND FITNESS_______________
Edward Yesser, chair
702-459-4394, [email protected]
or [email protected]
Next meeting Tuesday, February 10
1:00 p.m., Bristol Room
SCA will be hosting the next blood drive on Friday,
March 20 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Concord Room,
Anthem Center. November’s drive collected 52 pints. Thank you
SCA residents! More details are available from fitness monitor
Jerry “Dracula” Malone. We can’t emphasize enough the urgent
need for blood. If you can, please donate; if you can’t, please let
your friends and neighbors know about the drive.
A note about using the gym equipment. Please use the
supplied towels to wipe down the piece of equipment you have
been using, right after you are finished. That’s how we cut down
on spreading bacteria.
_A s we age, exercise becomes more and more important to our
well-being and quality of life. If you work out now, keep it up. But
if you don’t exercise on a regular basis, check with your doctor
and if he concurs, come on down to the Anthem Fitness Center.
We have so much to offer; you will make new friends and feel so
much better.
Our committee’s mission statement is to advocate and advise
on health, fitness, recreation and wellness for our community.
We are also tasked with serving as strategic partners with other
committees including Community Lifestyle and Properties
and Grounds in order to ensure that the recreational facilities,
equipment and programs throughout SCA continue to meet the
health and fitness needs of residents.
The Health and Fitness Committee is committed to providing
you, our friends and neighbors, with the best opportunities
to stay fit, healthy and be informed about some of the current
thinking regarding health and fitness.
It’s common for projects to be proposed that enhance the
Association’s properties or common grounds. However the
proposal is initiated – whether by an Association member or a
group – the process starts with a form called a PIRF. This form is
available from the Facilities Department and may also be found
on the SCA website. Log in to and then select
Maintenance & Facilities from the top menu, and then click on
Project Item Request Form.
Know your meds. Many of our residents travel from time
to time, either domestically or overseas, and face the prospect of
needing medical attention while away from home. Any time this
happens you are always asked, “What medications do you take?”
Very few of us could answer this question in full, including the
strength of the drug.
If you own a smart phone there is an easy way to always know
your medications, how often you take each medication and
the dose. There is an app called Care Zone Meds that can be
downloaded from the Apple app store if you use an iPhone and
from your Android app store if you use an Android-based device.
You simply scan the pill bottle label into the application …voilà
… you will have a complete listing of every prescription and all the
information on the label. Even the technically challenged should
be able to use this app with no difficulty. Travel with your smart
phone and you have a complete listing of all of your medications.
And the application is free, gratis, at no charge.
The SCA Fitness Center has a fabulous indoor walking
track with specific lanes for the slow, intermediate or
fast walker. For those of you who are already used to walking,
the gym offers a large number of treadmills. If you do not have
experience using a treadmill, ask a monitor or an instructor for
help; you don’t want to fall off and hurt yourself. Also, always
attach the emergency cord to your shirt as an extra precaution.
Before you start any exercise program please check with your
doctor to make sure he feels you are physically able to start a
program. He can advise as the duration and intensity of the
exercise, even walking.
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Roy Montambeau, chair
702-896-0095, [email protected]
or [email protected]
Next meeting Tuesday, February 10
10:00 a.m., Arlington Room
The Facilities Department receives the form and the process
begins. Facilities will forward a copy of the form to the appropriate
committee(s). Commonly, it goes to Properties and Grounds,
Lifestyles and/or Health and Fitness. At that point, the request
is put on the committee agenda for a meeting to which the PIRF
originator is invited.
If the proposal is deemed worthy of consideration, it is then
vetted by the Facilities Department to determine feasibility and
cost, among other factors. Then a committee member is assigned
to be a liaison to the proposer to ensure that there is good
Once the needed facts are obtained, the committee votes to
determine whether the proposal has support. If it does, the
committee’s recommendation is sent to the SCA board of directors
for its consideration. If the PIRF does not have the committee’s
support, the proposer may appeal directly to the SCA BOD.
If the board approves the project, it is put on a list for
consideration for next year’s budget. If the cost is small, funding
may be available from the current budget.
_Proposals can range from painting arrows in the parking lots
to a major building modification.
Community Service
Call our Assistance Line at
702-614-5862 to
Schedule Our Free Services
Come Play
Sunday Bingo 2015
Independence Center
March 8
June 14
September 13
December 13
20 Games / $20
50/50 Raffle for Cash
Bonanza Coverall Jackpot
A recorded message will advise you to leave your name,
phone number, Sun City Anthem member I.D. number,
address and requested service. One of our volunteers will
call you to schedule your service. Calls are not returned
from 4:00 p.m. Friday to 9:00 a.m. Monday.
Business hours 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Mondays through Fridays
No weekends, no holidays
Doors open - 6:00 p.m.
Early bird - 6:15 p.m.
Regular Bingo - 7:00 p.m.
Community Service Group volunteers need your help so
that we can continue to provide fast, excellent service.
When you call our assistance line, 702-614-5862, a
volunteer manning the phone that day picks up your
message, contacts you, verifies your information and the
service you are requesting, and passes the request to
the appropriate committee. You can help us expedite this
process and help our volunteers process your requests
more efficiently by following these guidelines:
• Remember that our assistance line is a voicemail
system; you are not speaking to a live operator.
Please leave your information and our volunteers
will call you back.
• You do not need to leave the date and time of
your call. Our voicemail system provides this
information for us.
(New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day,
Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas)
Community Service Group volunteers provide the
following services:
• Transportation - rides to/from local area medical providers
or supermarkets
• Equipment - loans wheelchairs, walkers, crutches, canes, or
other durable medical equipment.
• Home Maintenance - replaces batteries in garage door
keypads, smoke alarms, and carbon-monoxide detectors,
changes overhead light bulbs, lubricates garage doors, cleans
unable to perform these tasks.
• Home Assistance - provides information on fee-based,
discount and other services available to seniors: home care,
handymen, and much more.
Support Groups, CSG-sponsored
• When you leave your phone number, address, and
SCA member ID number, please speak slowly so that
we don’t need to replay your message several times
to get your information.
Prostate Cancer
Second Monday
9:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Greene Room
Second Monday
10:30 a.m. to noon
Living Well with
Call for dates, location and time
• Spell your name for us. Even if you have a very
simple name, we can’t always hear it so spelling
your name is very helpful.
Call for printed information
and support referral
Call for dates, location and time
Friends of Bill W.,
• If you do not receive a call back, please call our
assistance line and be sure to leave your
phone number.
• If you’re not going to be available to receive our call,
please leave times that we can best reach you.
Also please indicate if you want us to use your
home or cell phone when we call you back.
And one last very important reminder … we are not
emergency responders. After your phone message is
returned, we try to provide service within 24 hours. If you
feel your situation is urgent or critical, call 911 or 311 for
help. Our volunteers answers phone messages between
9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Mondays through Fridays – no
holidays, no weekends.
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7:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m.
Greene Room
Anthem Center
Anthem Center
Volunteers are the backbone of the Community Service Group.
We need your help. Help us now and we will help you later.
Call 702-614-5862 to volunteer, or for more information.
2505 Anthem Village Drive, Suite E-480, Henderson, NV 89052
We would like to express our gratitude to The Foundation Assisting
Seniors for funding our efforts to help our neighbors.
A Great Year for the
Community Service Group
And Sun City Anthem
Donna Fouste, Ellie Giannasca and Gerda Hager work the registration table
At the Community Service Group’s annual meeting
and volunteers’ appreciation luncheon on December 8,
president Mary Ellen Dolan congratulated CSG volunteers
on their many accomplishments this year, which include:
7,529 residents’ assists for 2014.
Assists include processing residents’ calls,
providing transportation, loaning medical
equipment, performing home maintenance tasks,
providing home resource directories, and
sponsoring support groups.
Public Relations committee formed to create and
maintain awareness of the Community Service
Group. B.J. Bonak, PR chair, and her committee
supported all SCA fairs and expos, worked with
SCA-TV to update and create new TV spots, and
helped attract new volunteers.
CSG president Mary Ellen Dolan
provides CSG update
Favil West, CSG founder and FAS
co-founder, provides updates about FAS
and the How RU program
• Equipment committee is the proud owner of a new
scissor lift which makes storing and retrieving
medical equipment safer and easier.
• Home Maintenance committee has had a busy year
replacing worn out smoke and CO detectors.
Special thanks to Mercedes Barris for arranging the
caterers who provided a tasty luncheon.
2015 officers are Mary Ellen Dolan, president; Emile
Girard, vice-president; Phil Goldstein, secretary; and
Mercedes Barris, treasurer.
Chloe Schwager helps serve
Volunteers listen intently at the annual meeting
Jim Dolan, Home Maintenance chair,
chats with Ken Rounds
Mrs. Claus (Roberta Cuomo) and her helpers select
tasty morsels from the buffet lunch
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The Grand Ballroom was filled with
cheer as residents and their guests bid
adieu to 2014 and welcomed 2015!
The evening was a sellout far in advance, and
ticket holders were treated to a scrumptious
dinner, music by the Vegas VIPs and all-night
dancing with an open bar.
A photographer was on hand to present
guests with a complimentary 5x7 memento of
the occasion, and tickets to events at The Smith
Center and Freedom Hall, and bottles of wine,
were raffled off throughout the evening.
A good time was had by all, and most agreed
that Activities Coordinator Debbie Evans had
lived up to the challenge she faced this year:
topping 2014’s fun-filled casino-themed New
Year’s Eve party. She did – everyone says
this was SCA’s best New Year’s Eve since the
beginning of time. But now she faces a
daunting task: what to do when 2016 rolls in?
Hang around, residents, to find out!
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Activities | February Events
... new and upcoming activities
inspired by YOU!
Look for details on
the following pages
to your health …
First Fridays / St. Rose Dominican Health Foundation,
Siena Campus
First Friday Health and Wellness
Friday, February 6, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Morris/Nelson Rooms, Independence Center
Free to SCA residents. Light refreshments served. You
must sign up at the Anthem Center front desk in advance.
Join our sponsor, St. Rose Dominican Health Foundation,
Siena Campus, for Building Your Personal Medical
Team. Maintaining good health almost always requires a
combination of medical specialists and support services.
Whether you are new to the area and don’t know how to
find the right medical practitioners for you, or simply need
guidance in meeting your specialized needs, this seminar
will provide useful tips and information.
• February 6, Building Your Medical Team
• March 6, You Are What You Eat:
Making Heart-Healthy Choices
Lunch and Learn Fridays
• February 13, Sleep Apnea and Insomnia
• March 13, Your Feet Were Made for Walking
Got Health? Tuesdays / Sunrise Hospital
• February 17, Heart Health
• March 17, Women’s Health
Expos and fairs …
Lunch and Learn
Friday, February 13, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Delaware Room
Free to SCA residents. Light lunch snack provided. You
must sign up at the Anthem Center front desk in advance.
Our seminar topic is Sleep Apnea and Insomnia. As
we age, disorders in the form of snoring, sleep apnea, and
insomnia are very common. These cause a higher risk of
cardiovascular and other diseases. Dr. Anthony Chan will
illuminate us on the various sleep disorders, their serious
consequences and how to prevent and treat these lifethreatening conditions.
• March 7, Saturday, Parking Lot Sale
• March 28, Saturday, Spring Arts and Crafts Fair
Entertainment …
• February 13, Friday, Mark O’Toole,
Dancing and Desserts
• February 16, Monday, DJ Dance Party
• February 27, Friday, Broadway to Hollywood
• March 6, Friday, ABBA Tribute,
“Thank You for the Music”
• March 15, Sunday, Celebrities on Stage,
the Edwards Twins
• March 16, Monday, DJ Dance Party
• March 29, Sunday, Rich Little presents
“Vegas Vintage Nights”
Upcoming bus trips ...
• February 25, Wednesday, bus to the Las Vegas Strip
to tour Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum
and the Venetian Resort
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Dancing and Desserts
with Mark O’Toole
February 13, Friday, 7:30p.m. – 9:30p.m.
Grand Ballroom, $18
Early-bird $15 through February 6
Cash bar available and
complimentary dessert buffet
Tickets on sale now
This will be a night to remember! On Valentine’s Day
weekend, one of SCA’s favorites returns for one night only
with a very special evening of song. Mark will be performing
numbers from the Great American Songbook, in the Grand
Ballroom. The dance floor
will be available for those
that would like to kick up their
heels. Mark’s powerful voice
and emotional connection
with his audience always
creates an unforgettable
experience. Join us for a
dancing, a yummy array of
desserts and some amazing
door prizes.
SCA Third Monday Dance Party
Monday, February 16, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
$10, Anthem Center Grand Ballroom
Early-bird $7 through February 9
Tickets on sale now
You’ve been asking for more dancing and we’ve been listening.
Beginning the third Monday in February, we will
host our very own themed dance party in the Grand
Ballroom once per month – on the third Monday. February
16 we will begin with Big Bands theme for your dancing
pleasure. March will be another theme – maybe country,
maybe ballroom, maybe ‘50s night – tell us what you would
like to see as the theme of the night. Make plans now to be
at our dance party.
Sunrise Hospital: Got Health?
Educational Series
Tuesday, February 17, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Delaware Room
Free to SCA residents
Friday, February 27, 7:00 p.m.
Freedom Hall, $18
Early-bird $15 through February 20
Tickets on sale now
Once again Bill Fayne and Mistinguett have joined forces to
bring you this fast-paced show featuring great moments from
the best Broadway musicals that eventually made it on to the
silver screen. If you loved Broadway Showstoppers, you will
be thrilled with Broadway to Hollywood! Covering the last
70 years of musical cinema, our five triple-threat stars will
highlight hits from movies like Cabaret, Chicago, Jersey Boys,
Guys and Dolls, Les Miserables, South Pacific, The King
and I, Phantom and so many more. There will be a special
salute to the greatest musical of all time … Singin’ in the Rain.
Light dinner snack; you must sign up at
the Anthem Center front desk in advance.
In celebration of “heart month,” Dr. Nayab Zafar, a
cardiologist with the Heart Center of Nevada, will lecture
on heart health. He specializes in heart disease, heart
catheterization, aneurysm and acute coronary syndrome.
Dr. Zafar will give a brief overview of heart health issues
and open the floor to residents’ questions and concerns.
You can learn how to take better care of your heart.
Bus Trip / Madame Tussauds
and the Venetian Resort Hotel
Wednesday February 25
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Cost per person $27 (seating is limited)
Tickets on sale now
At 10:00 a.m. we depart Anthem Center by bus to the Las
Vegas Strip. Our day starts with a tour of the world-famous
Madame Tussauds wax museum, which features life-like wax
creations of A-list celebs, sports figures, TV personalities, film
stars, music icons and more. There are plenty of photo ops as
you mingle with over 100 famous people, so be sure to bring
your camera. Once the tour is over, the rest of the day is yours
to enjoy as you please at the Venetian. There are two food
courts just steps from the museum, and a host of shops,
restaurants and fun activities. Grab a friend and enjoy
a wonderful day on the Strip.
Give us your bus trip ideas for day and overnight
trips. We are ready to book some fun! Interest lists are
at the Anthem Center front desk or send an email to
Debbie in Activities at [email protected]
Purchase tickets at the Anthem Center Front Desk.
Dates, times and programs are subject to change.
Refunds available until early-bird price expiration,
one week prior to show date.
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Activities | March Events
First Friday Health and Wellness
Friday, March 6, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Morris/Nelson Rooms, Independence Center
Free to SCA residents. Light refreshments
served. Sign up at the Anthem Center
front desk in advance.
Join our sponsor, St. Rose Dominican Health Foundation, Siena
Campus, for You Are What You Eat, making hearthealthy choices. With the great variety of food choices
available to us today – whether dining out or eating at home
– you’d be surprised at how easy it is to craft a meal plan that
is not just creative and tasty, but also kind to your heart. Our
guest experts will share their secrets of heart-healthy eating.
Lunch and Learn
Friday, March 13, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Free to SCA residents. Light lunch snack
provided. You must sign up at the Anthem
Center front desk.
Our seminar topic is your feet were made for walking. Dr. Lee
Wittenberg will address a wide variety of foot issues that may
occur as we age, their causes and possible solutions or relief.
We will have a question-and-answer period at the end, so
bring your concerns to this seminar.
Thank You for the Music –
A Modern Tribute to ABBA
Friday, March 6, 7:00 p.m.
Freedom Hall, $18
Early-bird $15 through February 27
Tickets on sale now
Powerful four-part harmonies, high-energy dance, big
personalities and the unforgettable hits of ABBA make this
contemporary musical tribute one not to be missed. Go back
in time as the exciting and dynamic cast recreate songs
from our past. Dancing Queen, Waterloo, Take a Chance
on Me, Mamma Mia, Fernando are only the beginning of
this nostalgic musical journey. You will have an absolutely
unforgettable entertainment experience.
Spring Parking Lot Sale
Saturday, March 7, 8:00 a.m. to noon
$15 per space, limited to 77 spaces
Spaces on sale now at the Anthem Center
front desk
Shredder truck onsite 8:00 a.m. to noon;
SCA member ID card required.
Salvation Army pickup onsite 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
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Did you know?
We now have wait lists and interest lists.
If a trip or activity has sold out, you can add your
name to a wait list. If we secure more space or
someone cancels, you will be contacted. I​f you add
your name to an interest list for an event or trip, it is
not a commitment from you or a commitment from us.
It means you would most likely support that activity
or trip. If enough residents express interest, we will
explore further. You would be notified by phone or
email if we do finalize arrangements. You would then
secure your space for the trip in the usual manner – at
the Anthem Center front desk or online if available.
Activities | March Events
Sunrise Hospital: Got Health?
Tuesday, March 17, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Delaware Room
Free to SCA residents. Light dinner snack.
Sign up at the Anthem Center front desk in advance.
Dr. Kord Strebel is an OB/GYN specializing in a host of
gynecological and bladder procedures including some that
are performed through minimally invasive surgery. There will
be a brief presentation on women’s health and then the
doctor will be available to answer your questions.
Spring Arts and Crafts Fair
Saturday, March 28, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Anthem Center Grand Ballroom
$25 for residents, $50 for non-residents
Additional 6-ft. tables, $10 per table
Space on sale beginning February 14
Celebrities on Stage,
the Edwards Twins
March 15, Sunday, 3:00 p.m.
Freedom Hall, $18
Early-bird $15 through March 8
Tickets on sale now
The Edwards Twins are the number-one identical twins/
impersonation show in the world! People magazine raved
about them: “Flawless vocals and visuals.” The NBC Today
Show said, “It’s the most phenomenal act I’ve ever seen in
my lifetime.” If you love vocal impressionists like Rich Little or
the late Danny Ganz, you’ll love the Edwards Twins and their
spot-on impressions of Elton John, Neil Diamond, Billy Joel,
Andrea Bocelli, Rod Stewart, Bette Midler, Barbra Streisand,
Pavarotti and more. Check out this You Tube clip to get a
sneak preview:
Get your tickets early, they will sell out quickly!.
SCA Third Monday Dance Party
Monday, March 16, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
$10, Anthem Center Grand Ballroom
Early-bird $7 through March 9
Cash bar available
Tickets on sale now
If you did not join the dance party in February, you missed
a fun evening. Once a month we host our very own themed
dance party in the Anthem Center Grand Ballroom. Call your
friends and neighbors and join the party. March will feature a
country theme for your dancing pleasure. Our April theme will
be chosen by popular vote from February and March dance
participants. Our DJ will be happy to take your requests.
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This year, our Arts and Crafts Fair will be extended into the
Anthem Center main lobby and the Lower Gallery hallway!
The extra space gives us the opportunity to accommodate all
of our exhibitors and their special items. We are fortunate
to have some of the most ingenious, creative and talented
exhibitors at this show. Make sure you do not miss this great
day to buy or sell.
Rich Little and Vintage Vegas Nights
Sunday, March 29, 3:00 p.m.
Freedom Hall, $18
Early-bird $15 through March 22
Tickets on sale February 15
A classic one-night tour of the greatest showplaces and
entertainers on the Las Vegas Strip, hosted by Hollywood
legend, comedian and Las Vegas headliner – the dean of
impersonators – the one and only Rich Little!
Costarring singer and impressionist Peter Pavone,
comedy magician Murray Sawchuck, singer Tommy
“Baby Buble” Ward, crooner Ronnie Rose, and the
beautiful jazzy stylings of siren Toscha Comeaux.
Featuring a
swinging trio of
musicians and a
multimedia video
production of vintage
Vegas images, Rich
Little takes the audience
through a history of the
greatest entertainers of
all time and the stories
that go with them, while
the fabulous costarring
singers take you back
to those days and
legendary times through
their music and comedy.
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Fitness | SCA Membership I.D. Required for Entry
The Pursuit of Happiness
with Bhante Sujatha
Saturday, February 21
4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Independence Center
This workshop covers:
• An introduction to meditation
• Meditation instruction
• Posture
• Mindful breathing
• Group discussion and Q&A
Suggested donation at the door
$30 cash or check payable to “Blue Lotus”
Stepping On …
building confidence, reducing falls
Wednesdays 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Starting February 25
You’ll learn exercises and strategies to help
prevent falling at this free seven-week workshop.
Contact Meg to register at 702-614-5873.
We want YOU!
Mobility testing –
Timed up-and-go research study
UNLV Physical Therapy and the Fitness
Department are conducting mobility assessment
tests. The only requirements are that you are
over the age of 50 and able to walk 150 feet
(can use cane or walker).
Friday, February 27
9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
at Independence Center
Call Meg at 702-614-5873 to reserve your spot
Mondays and Wednesdays
9:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Independence Center
Why should I be concerned about falling?
Independence Center ....... 702-614-5803
Fitness Center .................. 702-614-5885
Liberty Center .................. 702-638-5781
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Falling is very common; it can result in injury
of falling can be a barrier to safely doing all
the things you want to do at home and in the
community. It isn’t too late to improve your
balance and your active daily lifestyle.
at Anthem Fitness Center
There’s a reason movie stars and financial
moguls use personal trainers: working with a
personal trainer is one of the fastest, easiest
and most successful ways to improve your
health and fitness.
Your New Year’s resolutions should be in
full (tennis) swing by now. Keep it going!
30+ minutes of exercise a day is needed
for the active adult lifestyle. A few tips
may help:
Encourage somebody new to your
favorite active activity.
Make a weekly schedule that
includes time for physical fitness.
Have fun and laugh a lot.
Contact Rick at 702-205-8670 or
[email protected]
Friday, March 20
8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Arlington Room, Anthem Center
In fact, the benefits of personal training
have proved so effective that it has spread well
beyond the realm of the rich and famous. Today,
personal trainers are used by people rich and
not-so-rich, fit and out of shape, old and young
– to get a jump on lifestyle changes that they
couldn’t achieve alone.
Anthem Therapeutic Massage
Book online at
Weekdays 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Extended hours and weekends available
by appointment.
This month, show your heart some love.
Get a massage.
Benefits of massage are stress relief, improved sleep,
increased circulation, boosts the immune system,
lowers blood pressure, relieves chronic pain,
improves skin and muscle tone.
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Community Patrol
Non Emergency — 311
SCACP — 702-614-6751
It is a pleasure to be writing this article on behalf of the Sun City
Anthem Community Patrol as the newly elected chief. There are
a number of issues that I will be writing about during the coming
year. My theme for all of them will focus on living safely in Sun
City Anthem.
Ongoing relationship with the
Henderson Police Department
At the beginning of January, I held my first of planned monthly
meetings with the leadership of the west district of the Henderson
Police Department. One piece of information that will be shared
each month is a map and listing of reported police incidents in the
Sun City Anthem area.
For the month of December, there were 235 total incidents in an
area comprising Sun City Anthem and Solera. Some incidents were
in parts of other neighborhoods in close proximity to Sun City
Anthem. Of the three burglaries reported in December, two were
in Seven Hills and one was in Solera. The majority of the incidents
were for traffic stops (25), residents registering guns (10), traffic
parking (11), followup visits (13), and contacts by police on patrol
through the area (46).
The good news is that there was only one theft from a vehicle,
four reports of vandalism and two petit larcenies. What this means
is what we already know – that we have a very low rate of crime and
one of the safest communities around.
Call 911 or 311
I want to emphasize that if you observe something suspicious,
or that strikes you as not quite right, please first call 911 if an
emergency (or 311 if not an emergency). Second, we would ask that
you call and alert the Community Patrol. Please do not just call
us, or call and ask us to call 311 for you. The reason is that
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if we call for you, we will not have complete details or the ability
to answer questions. What you do and your vigilance is critical to
living safely.
Please be aware that 911 and 311 calls to the Henderson PD are
handled by the same call center. Priority is given to 911 calls. At
times, when calling 311 you may have to wait for up to five minutes
for someone to answer. Be patient, as this means that they have a
high call volume of higher priority calls.
We want you! The need for volunteers
The Community Patrol is always looking for individuals with time
on their hands. We are looking with people who have four spare
hours a week and would like a good way to meet other residents
and to develop friendships in the process.
We are always in need of residents to work the critical
8:00 p.m. to midnight shift. This is the time when we find garage
doors open that owners have forgotten to close. To be a volunteer,
you need no special skills other than giving your time. We will
provide you with all of the necessary training and provide you with
a uniform to identify you as a member of the Community Patrol.
Working with the community
I look forward to working with the community and the Patrol
this year. If you have a question or comment you would like to
make, please feel free to call the Patrol office or send an email
to [email protected] In future articles, I will provide more
information on what the SCACP does and does not do, and brief
you on some special services provided by Henderson Police
Stephen Anderson
Chief, SCACP
Revere Golf Course
Revere Golf Shop 259-4653 | Buckman’s Grille 617-5780
February Golf and Dining
$35 Valentine’s Day Special
Enjoy nine holes of golf and dinner for just $35
(Includes green fees, golf cart and dinner)
Valid after 1 p.m. on February 14
Presidents Day Sale, February 12–16
Free Revere logo hat with purchase of a pair of golf shoes
Valentine’s Day Dinner
Saturday, February 14 | 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Enjoy a specially designed three-course dinner with your valentine
at Buckman’s Grille. $60 per couple, not including tax or service
charge.For reservations please call 702.617.5780.
Starter avocado salad with crisp jumbo crab claw cakes
topped with creamy chipotle dressing
Entrée petite filet and tarragon-poached lobster tail with
creamed spinach and sweet potato puree
Dessert Belgium chocolate heart for two with raspberry
coulis and Chantilly cream
Buckman’s Grille is open daily in February from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
except for the Sunday, February 8, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday,
February 27, 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, February 8, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
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The Community Lifestyle Committee chair took a stroll
through the Anthem Center on a windy day. A cold wind
was blowing outside, warning of a biting rain to come
later. The CLC’s monthly meeting had just concluded and
as I walked past the Anthem Library, where a warm fire
artificially burned, I heard a voice say:
“But one of the things I hear about clubs is that some
are cliquish and scare people from joining.” Four women
sat in semicircle facing the fireplace; another faced them
standing with her back to the fire.
I confess I was arrested by the comment. I stopped
in the doorway.
clubs realize the need to embrace new members. They
want to grow, not shrink. I also believe they understand
the clique dynamic. They do what they can to limit a
perception of exclusion. It’s not something solely unique
to Sun City Anthem.”
“Oh, I agree,” said Linda. “This place is no different
than high school or for that matter kindergarten. Cliques
start forming early and continue regardless of age. They
exist in assisted living facilities; just ask my mother.”
Jan laughed, “I know what you mean. My mother
experienced that too.”
“That’s one of the problems, all right,” said the one
standing. “People hear that and are reluctant to join.
Or new members wonder whether they made the right
decision to sign up.”
“What I really mean,” said Marge, “is that we’ve been
talking about cliques as a negative thing. They aren’t
necessarily negative unless you let them be. In my
experience, most clubs are aware of the clique dynamic,
so they work to make it a positive, not a negative.”
“Hello!” I spoke up as I entered the room. “I hate to
intrude. But I’m afraid it’s my nature, and I have an
interest in this subject. Do all of you feel the same way
about clubs?”
Marie quickly added, “Yes. Cliques are a good thing,
to quote Martha Stewart.” Someone groaned. I wasn’t
sure who, but when I glanced at Linda, she smiled and
looked away.
“That hasn’t been my experience,” said one who
identified herself as Marie. “One of my favorite clubs
made me feel very welcome. Within the first week of
joining I received a welcoming call from an officer of the
club, who asked about my interests and made certain I
would be quickly involved in activities.”
“No seriously,” Marie continued, “the reason we moved
here was to stay active and make friends. Look at our
group. We are our own clique. We get together every
Friday morning to talk about everything and anything.
After all this time, we have grown into great friends. No,
I’d say we are best friends forever.”
Carol spoke up. “But if I understand correctly, some of
these game clubs can be hard to break into. I mean, they
already have groups formed which have been playing
together for some time. It’s probably the same with
sports clubs.”
“That’s enough with the clichés, Marie,” Linda kidded.
“I’m afraid you’ll embarrass us in front of our guest.”
“Not necessarily,” countered Jan. “I know of quite a
few clubs that work hard to include new members in play
or competition. It’s a part of their structure, whether
it involves instructing new members, finding other
members the new person can play with, or putting
them with others of the same experience level.”
I was puzzled. Who were these women? They were
so nicely attired, I worried I didn’t meet some
unknown dress code. They spoke so well, I was
afraid I might stutter.
“Uh, what factors do you think make clubs the most
successful in accepting new members?” I asked everyone.
Marge spoke up. “It’s the club leadership. I think most
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A thought hit me. “Uh, you said every Friday morning?
That must be why none of you have volunteered to serve
on the Community Lifestyle Committee,” I said. “All our
monthly meetings are on Friday mornings.”
Quick glances, all. “Well, that would certainly be a
deal-breaker for us, “said Jan.
“But it’s only one Friday a month,” I tried reasoning.
“But, I see Marge’s point,” Jan said, with a smile that
seemed to apologize for ignoring me. She continued with
a neatly carved argument. “We are a clique, a good one,
and proud of it. And isn’t the reason people join clubs
is to look for friends to share the same viewpoints and
interests? Doesn’t that make clubs cliques, too? It’s just
up to the clubs’ officers to make sure cliques happen
in a good way.”
“And how could Community Lifestyle insure that?”
I asked.
After a moment of reflective hesitation, Marge said,
“Every club could have an officer, committee or member
in charge of that responsibility.”
I suddenly felt out of place, like a matador at an
ASPCA meeting. So I made my goodbyes. As I walked
out of the building, it started to rain hard.
(A true story, with some room for literary license,
submitted by CLC chair Rex Weddle.)
“Make it a rule,” suggested Carol. “Maybe all clubs
should be required to have detailed procedures to
guarantee new member involvement, doing something
right away to make them welcome.”
I mulled that over. The CLC is, after all, very good
at rule-making.
“Those are great ideas,” I agreed. “We’ll have to
work on something. But I’m sure that if one or two of
you were willing to serve on our committee, we’d solve
this thing quickly.”
A chill seemed to descend on the conversation. It wasn’t
from the wind throwing leaves against the window.
“Marie, how did you like those Christmas ornaments I
made?” said Linda, giving the conversation a quick course
correction. “Were they as nice as Carol’s decorations?”
Meet the Happy Hookers
The Happy Hookers is a crochet-and-knit group that had
its inception in 2002. Although not an SCA chartered club
and not affiliated with one, this group of ladies meets once
a month, on the third Monday afternoon, in the front lobby
of Anthem Center from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The average
number of happy and active hookers in the lobby at any
given time is 10, who sit primly with needles and yarn in
hand while busily sharing patterns and working on their
charity projects.
Over the years, the group has donated about 7,000
afghans for babies and seniors’ laps, hats and scarves and
blankets for the homeless and veterans. Beneficiaries of
the ladies’ largesse include St. Rose Hospital, Southern
Nevada Healthcare System, Project Linus, the Veterans
Administration the hospital at Nellis Air Force Base,
Salvation Army, Red Cross and Nathan Adelson Hospice.
Forty blankets were recently donated to Camp Mariposa,
for children who lost a parent or sibling during the
previous year.
If you see the women in the lobby, please stop to join
the group and lend them a hand, or just to say hello.
Interested in knowing more? Contact Carol Forte at
[email protected]
Happy Hookers are Jennifer Spink, founders Connie Thomas-Hunt
and Marilyn Buell, Sylvia Harris, Elda Rucinski, Carol Forte
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Club Contacts
Club Amateur Radio
Anthem Authors
Arts and Crafts
Ballroom Dance
Bid Whist
Bocce Ball
Chinese Heritage
Community Patrol
Community Service
Current Events
Duplicate Bridge
Emergency Preparedness
Golf: Men’s
Golf: Women’s
Hand and Foot
Hiking and Outing
How To, Can Do
International Culture
Italian Forum
Lifelong Learning
Mah Jongg
Paddle Tennis
Party Bridge
Performing Arts
Sewing and Quilting
Shanghai Rummy
Silver Foxes
Table Tennis
Contact Neighborhood Advisory Group Representatives by Village
Pinnacle Village
Canyon Crest Villas
Clubhouse Villas
High Mesa Villas
Mountain View Villas
Bill Way
Mary Ann Unger
Karen Loberg
Marcea Reid
Jerry Wang
Sandra Miller
Bill Hoover
Thomas Topolski
Joan O’Connor
John Norton
Vincent Bertolone
Bernadette O’Neill
Bob Goldfried
Vivian Wang
Steve Anderson
Mary Ellen Dolan
Terri Begas
Bob Steinberg
David Hatton
Carl Weinstein
Bill Henggeler
Rana Goodman
Josie Baker
Joy Rose
Howard Galin
Bill Freitag
Carolyn Gwynne
Carlee Taylor
Fran Gardberg
Beth Lane
Sandra Burke
Charlie Wong
Mike Picciano
Brian Abbott
Joan Roth
Sal Fiorentino
Fay Schoenfeld
Shirley LaChance
Harriet Wise
Frank Bianca
Vincent Cimino
Lenore Nusser
Joel Kleinman
Carol Montambeau
Kay Dwyer
John Strasner
Bob Passaro
Jacquie Templeton
Kathy Rajcevich
Arlene Bloomfield
Jo Ann Malter
Joan Moore
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Karen Wilcox
Thomas Pacileo
George Frankhouser
Tom Toploski
Ed Yesser
Jackie Mars
Brenda Graf
Ed Bryant
Anita De Souza
Trudy Mattson
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AMATEUR RADIO ______________________
Club membership meetings are the second Wednesday of each
month in Liberty Center. Meetings begin at 4:00 p.m. with a
scheduled ending before 6:00 p.m. We now offer classes for
February 9, high frequency (HF) radio demonstration.
A radio, an antenna and possibly a computer with
computer interface will be set up. This will provide a few
voice contacts and possibly a few Morse Code experts will
have a conversation or two.
February 16, 23, March 9, 16, and 23, classes will help
those members interested in preparing for the FCC
licensing for general class. This is the second of three
license grades available, and provides significantly more
operating privileges than the entry-level technician license.
as well as former President George W. Bush. On New Year’s Day,
Maude was in the top 10 for nonfiction and history ebooks on
Amazon and number five in The Wall Street Journal.
Donna ranked 40 overall in Amazon’s top 100 authors for the
year, fifth in Kindle ebooks, and seventh in Amazon’s biographies
and memoirs. Many of her books were on top-30 lists. Donna has
17 titles listed for sale on, and she is busily at work
on more.
Robert Michael Wilson (R. Michael Wilson), Anthem
Authors’ prolific historian, excels in nonfiction accounts of the
American west. He was raised in California and spent 24 years
working for the Los Angeles County sheriff’s office. He holds a B.S.
degree in criminology, a Master’s degree and a Juris Doctorate.
Look for next month’s announcement of the FCC-required
license testing to be offered by the club in cooperation with the
Amateur Radio Relay League.
Membership dues are $30, payable by check to SCA Amateur
Radio Club. Write your SCA member ID number on the memo
line. For more information, email [email protected]
ANTHEM AUTHORS_____________________
Who are we? (Anthem Authors are often asked if we’re
members of a book club.) The resounding answer is,
“We write books!”
Who reads our books? Is the audience limited to SCA? Is
it mostly local? To find out, meet two of our outstanding writers.
Donna Mabry is a Michigan native who came to Las Vegas to
make costumes, and soon wove the stories she heard in the back
of the girls’ dressing room into a novel, the first of the “Alexandra
Merritt mysteries.” She has authored a popular series of
historical romances and stand-alone thrillers. Her lighthearted
Conversations With Skip was recently translated into Spanish.
Add to this body of work three screenplays, a stage play, poetry
and short stories.
Robert’s latest release is Stagecoach Robberies in California.
The first recorded robbery of a California stagecoach was in 1856
and the last in 1913. Over that period, there were 458 stagecoach
robberies, many with tales of intrigue and surprise.
Among his books, Robert’s personal favorites are Frontier
Justice in California and Massacre at Wickenburg. He is working
on Train Robberies in North America and has documented more
than 800 of the 1200 train robberies in Canada, Mexico and the
United States.
Robert has 25 active titles available on and
in bookstores. He has also published articles for Wild West
Magazine and appeared on television as an expert on specific
western events, including “True Grit, the Real Story” for Canada’s
history channel.
Now when you meet a member of Anthem Authors, you’ll
know we write books – books that appeal to readers in the
U.S, Canada and Europe. We add our talents to those of the
many residents who comprise this vibrant community of
Sun City Anthem.
Anthem Authors meets every Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. in
Anthem Center. We welcome writers of all genres and levels
of experience. Annual dues are $10.
With the recently released biography of her grandmother,
Maude, Donna’s popularity skyrocketed. The book is a slice
of real life that spans 1892 through the 1960s and includes a
poignant relocation to Detroit during the Great Depression.
In December, Maude ranked number one on,
beating out national newscaster and talk show host Bill O’Reilly
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Anthem Authors’ collection The Write Time, The Write Place
showcases the writing talent of 25 authors within our
community. It is available on and at SCA
craft fairs.
For more information about the club, email us at [email protected], and visit our dynamite interactive website,
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This month we will be celebrating the
birthdays of Nancy Earl and Rachael
Kay. Our birthday luncheon will be
at Carrabba’s Italian Grill at 10160 S.
Eastern Avenue on Wednesday, February
18 at 11:15 a.m. As always, if you plan to attend, please RSVP to
Karen Loberg at [email protected] or Robin MacIntyre at 702220-7253 no later than Sunday, February 15.
We follow all the club’s guidelines and rules. SCA residents may
attend up to five meetings per year before becoming a member,
and guests of club members can attend our meetings up to five
times per year.
_The group’s leader is Jeri McCurnin, 702-586-5233, [email protected]
Here Arts and Crafts Club president Marcea Reid
displays some sweaters she made.
Aquacize Club members will again be staffing the Anthem
Center Coffee Shop during the month of February. Dates are now
available for signing up. Our hours are from 7:30 a.m. to 11:00
a.m. Monday through Friday. Members who volunteer have said
it’s a fun experience to get to know other club members and a
good opportunity to meet new people. Contact Robin MacIntyre
to sign up.
Anyone who enjoys water aerobics classes is invited to join our
club. Dues are $5 per year, and every month we celebrate our
members’ birthdays during a luncheon at a local restaurant. We
have a great time, and it’s a fun way to make new friends.
Aquacize class schedule updates are communicated directly
to our members. Contact Linda Pirrello at [email protected] or
Robin MacIntyre for more information about our club.
From left to right in the photo are Karen Loberg, club
president; Robin MacIntyre, vice president; and Linda
Pirrello, secretary/treasurer.
Club membership is open to all residents. Please refer to the
following chart with contact information for the various Arts and
Crafts group activities.
Happy Valentine’s Day to all, and see you in the pool!
ARTS AND CRAFTS__________________
Arts and Crafts Club activities are conducted in Independence
Center. Several examples of creative designs made by members
are featured in the cabinets in the lobby of that building. Items
in these display cases may be purchased through the front desk
at Independence or by contacting Sandi Athey at [email protected] or 702-568-7178.
Knit and Crochet Group. This is a subgroup for those of any
experience level. From 10:00 a.m. to noon on Wednesdays in the
Independence Center Arts and Crafts Room, we bring our own
projects, yarns, needles and hooks, supplies and patterns and
enjoy each other’s company.
_While our sessions are not spent in formal teaching, members
may offer a little of their time to show others how to do a special
stitch, solve problems, suggest yarns and solve issues that arise. If
a member has a special need beyond the scope of a few minutes of
another’s time, we ask that the request be made in advance with a
willing member.
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For more information, please contact club president Marcea
Reid at 702-263-7003 or [email protected], or club secretary
Franki Roizman at [email protected]
BALLROOM DANCE_________________
International ballroom dance
Wednesdays, 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Contact Pat Slavick at 702-293-3435
Argentine tango Latin dance – all levels welcome
Wednesdays 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Jon and Judy, instructors
Contact Jon at 520-907-2050
or [email protected]
Our monthly dance is scheduled for Sunday, February 8 from
2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Delaware Room. Learn to dance
this year! We have a number of classes for beginners as well as
Membership in the Ballroom Dance Club is open to all residents.
Annual dues are $10. Sign up at our Sunday dance, or you
download an application form at our website,
Our club offers classes for all levels; come join us. Each class
is $10, and all classes are in Liberty Center.
Basic/Intermediate ballroom dance
Mondays, 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Contact Charlie Meves at 702-269-6994
American ballroom dance freestyle
Tuesdays, 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Contact Pat Slavick at 702-293-3435
Basic beginners’ dance
Thursdays 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Contact Pat Slavick at 702-293-3435
Ballroom dance practice
Thursdays 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
BID WHIST___________________________
It’s that special time of the year when caring and warm thoughts
for others are uppermost in our minds. Grab your sweetie, your
honeybun, your main squeeze, your special friend – or another
SCA member who might even be someone you just met but who
is friendly – and come to play card games of bid whist with us on
Fridays. We start at 7:00 p.m. in the Emerson/Franklin Room at
Anthem Center, and we play until 10:00 p.m.
If you were to pass by the card room on Friday nights, you
would hear and observe welcomed congeniality, laughter, good
music and animated conversations. We truly enjoy ourselves and
invite you to join our club. Membership is $10 for the year.
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The Billiards Club’s purpose is to promote interest in our sport.
We’re a social organization, and encourage residents of all skill
levels to join our club.
The Billiards Room in Independence Center is open to all
residents. If you have never played pool, you’ll discover it’s a
lot of fun. The club runs individual or doubles tournaments
each weekday at 1:00 p.m. New members are evaluated before
competitive play and assigned to a flight with players of similar
ability. We also have a Tuesday evening 8-ball league and a
Wednesday morning 9-ball league for competitive team play.
For those who simply want to play to improve their game, have
fun and meet new people, there is a social flight. In addition, we
can arrange lessons if you are a beginner or a player who just
needs some help with your skills.
For more information or to join, call club president Bill Hoover
at 702-577-3577; vice president Howard Richards at 702-2630795; or secretary/treasurer Dzintra Landers at 702-492-6778.
More information is on our website,
Our fall tournament was a great success. Drinks, donuts and
pizza for all. Tournament winners were Team Absolute – captain
Vince Bertolone, Pat Shipley, Debbie Rao and Vinnie Pizzolo (left
to right in the photo). They won five straight games defeating
some very tough opponents.
The Book Club meets on the third Thursday
of the month from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in
the Morris/Nelson Room at Independence
Center to discuss a book that members
have read. On February 19 we will discuss
Under the Wide and Starry Sky by Nancy
Horan. This is the improbable love story of
Scottish writer Robert Louis Stevenson and
Fanny, his tempestuous American wife.
At the age of 35, Fanny Van de Grift
Osbourne left her philandering husband in San Francisco to
set sail for Belgium, with her three children and nanny in tow,
to study art. This adventurous woman was determined to start
over, to make a better life for all of them and to pursue her own
Not long after her arrival, however, tragedy strikes, and Fanny
and her children repair to a quiet artists’ colony in France where
she can recuperate. Emerging from a deep sorrow, she meets
Robert Louis Stevenson, 10 years her junior, who falls instantly
in love with the earthy, independent and opinionated “belle
Fanny does not immediately take to the slender young lawyer
who longs to devote his life to writing, and who would eventually
pen such classics as Treasure Island and The Strange Case of
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. In time, though, she succumbs to his
charms and the two begin a fierce love affair that is marked by
intense joy and harrowing darkness, and that spans the decades
and the globe.
The shared life of these two strong-willed individuals unfolds
into an adventure as impassioned and unpredictable as any of
Stevenson’s own unforgettable tales.
Book Club members volunteer at the SCA library at
Independence Center, where books are available to all members
on the honor system. The library’s collection includes fiction
and nonfiction, hardcover and paperback books. Book donations
are welcome but due to space constraints, only books published
within the past 10 years are accepted. If you have a large
donation, Paseo Verde Library will accept it and you can take a
tax writeoff for your gift.
Second place was Mellow Fellow – Al, Arlene, Ken and Gene.
If you wish to sign up, call our new club coordinator, Dave
Robar, at 206-963-4821 or email him at [email protected]
Pickup games continue. Join us on the courts Mondays at 7:00
p.m. and Saturdays at 10:00 a.m. Any SCA resident can play; you
do not need to be a Bocce Club member and there is no fee.
Impromptu teams are formed and play is not competitive. It’s a
great time to learn or to practice, as members will be on hand to
welcome you and to help you get started. If perchance you have a
set of bocce balls, be sure to bring them.
If you wish to practice bocce on your own, you may check out
a set of bocce balls at Independence Center by leaving your SCA
card as collateral. Visit for up-to-date
news about our club, or contact club president Tom Topolski at
[email protected] for more information. We hope you join us soon.
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Book Club dues are $5. If you are interested in joining or
have questions, send an email to Debbie Feeney at [email protected]
The Bowling Club serves as an organization to promote bowling
for SCA residents who meet the club’s bylaws. The club itself
has no dues, and holds one annual meeting in October to elect
officers and to review any club issues. John Norton is the club
president and may be reached at 702-837-6614 or [email protected] The vice president is Don Krivec, and the
secretary/treasurer is Lynne Degnan, 702-420-4764.
Bowling Club members have a Thursday Sin City
Seniors Bowling League at the South Point Bowling
Center at 10:00 a.m. with four-person mixed-gender
teams. This is a closed league and is open only to SCA residents
age 55 or over. Each league member pays an annual USBC
sanction fee plus a weekly bowling fee.
League officers are Ken Hershfield, president; Don Krivec,
vice president; and Carol Pontillo, secretary/treasurer. The
2014-2015 fall/winter season began on September 4. For
information regarding this league and/or to sign up for this
league, contact Carol at 702-778-8115 or Ken at 702-914-2322.
League officers develop the team listings and schedule. The
secretary also maintains a list of individuals who wish to bowl.
Vacancies due to illness, moving, or injury occur year-‘round. Be
sure to contact Carol to fill these openings or get on the wait list.
A second league, the Anthem Rollers, is a 10:00 a.m.
Monday league with three-person mixed-gender teams
which began bowling on September 8. Officers for the 2014-2015
fall/winter season are Artie Jones, president; Bill Entienne, vice
president; and secretary/treasurer Bob LaMorte. This is not an
SCA Bowling Club member league. If you are interested in this
league contact Bob at 702-837-6223 or [email protected]; or the
South Point bowling desk (Roe Reynolds, 702-797-8080 ext.
77173 or [email protected]).
The Bunco Club meets Mondays, 6:30 p.m., in the Liberty
Center Multi-Purpose Rooms. Make sure to bring your SCA
membership card.
Bunco is a social dice game involving 100 percent luck and no
skill (there are no decisions to be made), scoring and a simple
set of rules. If your Monday night routine could use a change,
why not join us for a fun game of Bunco? If you can throw dice
and count, you can join our club and enjoy this easy-to-learn and
fast-paced game.
The Ceramics Room
in Anthem Center is
open to members every
day except Wednesday
mornings. Monitors are
available 9:00 a.m. to noon on
Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays
and Saturdays; and 1:00 p.m.
to 4:00 p.m. on Mondays,
Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Stop by and take a tour of
our space, and stay to enjoy
the good fellowship and creativity of our members. Prepare
to be inspired. We welcome new members and offer formal
orientation. Contact club president Bernadette O’Neill at
[email protected] or 702-492-9220 for more information.
The newly-chartered Chicago Club holds events of interest to
people from the Chicago area, those who have significant others
from the Chicago area, those who appreciate the Chicago area,
and anyone who just wants to have fun with a friendly group of
people. Activities are primarily designed around Chicago themes.
Membership growth has been dramatic for this newly chartered
club, with 100 members at the end of 2014.
You’ll meet new friends, maybe catch up with some old friends,
and enjoy a night out. Bring a partner or friend; everyone is
Yearly membership is $3, and there’s a $2 fee each week to
play. For more information, contact club president Vincent
Bertolone at [email protected] or 702-750-1729, or vice
president Linda Saunders at [email protected] or
If you’ve never had the experience of creating a clay masterpiece
but would like to, this is the club for you. We paint, glaze and fire
pieces that are already molded, although some of us start from
scratch with just a block of clay. Ceramics is the perfect way to
create special pieces for gifts, or to decorate your home and yard
with your own creations. Celebrate Valentine’s Day, Chinese New
Year or both this month by creating a special project in ceramics.
_Our holiday party at Buckman’s was a huge success. Sixty-two
people attended, the food was great, there were door prizes, and
wonderful entertainment was provided by the SCA Performing
Arts Club. A meet-and-greet for new members was held in late
Future activities will include a visit to the Mob Museum in
February to commemorate the anniversary of the St. Valentine’s
Day Massacre; a Chicago Cubs spring-training game at Cashman
Field on March 14; a Chicago-memorabilia night in April;
a barbeque in May; a bingo night in June; our annual virtual
day at Arlington Park, the Chicago racetrack, in August; and
additional activities to be scheduled relating to the history,
culture and people of the Chicago area.
The club meets once a month, except for July. Club dues are
$5 per year. For more information, contact club president Bob
Goldfried at [email protected] or 702-202-3796.
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CHINESE HERITAGE_________________ COMPUTER_________________________
The Chinese Heritage Club sponsors group activities and events
designed to celebrate, preserve, promote and share Chinese
culture and traditions with all Sun City Anthem residents.
Events extend to the arts, music, culinary, health enhancements
and ancient philosophy. CHC also sponsors a number of social
The CHC is having a New Year’s celebration on Friday, February
20 from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. in the Anthem Center Ballroom.
Come celebrate the Year of the Sheep with us at a sit-down
dinner, with entertainment and dancing. Details will be emailed
to members.
CHC-sponsored weekly activities for all members include:
Health Enhancement Gathering – Liberty Center
Mondays and Wednesdays, 2:00 4:00 p.m.
Fridays, 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Contact Thomas Cheng at [email protected]
Modern Chinese Dance Workshop – Liberty Center
Sundays, 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Contact Lizwu Wu at [email protected]
Yuan-Ji Dance – Liberty Center
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Contact Celia Chang at [email protected]
Game Days
Second and fourth Thursdays of the month
11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Liberty Center
Contact Dorothy Yu at [email protected]
Mandarin Chinese Classes
Advanced and beginners
Schedule change
Contact Kitty Zee at [email protected]
Chinese Arts and Crafts Workshop - Liberty Center
Chinese Knotting (January/February)
Fridays, 10:30 a.m. to noon
Contact Nita Liu at [email protected]
The Computer Club welcomes any Sun City Anthem resident with
an interest in using a computer, tablet or smartphone. We now
have more than 1800 members. Our club has programs for all
levels of users, from novice to advanced. Annual dues are $10.
General meetings are open to all SCA residents. The next
general meeting, Solarizing Your Home, will be held at 1:30 p.m.
on Monday, February 2 in the Delaware Room in Anthem Center.
Please notice the change in date and day of the week.
Computer Club hours are Mondays through Thursdays from
9:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to
3:30 p.m., and Sundays, closed for maintenance.
Computer Talk is held every Thursday at 9:00 a.m. and the
Mac User Group meets the second Saturday of each month at
10:00 a.m. Both are held in the Computer Club classroom. The
photo is from a Computer Talk session.
Benefits of club membership include:
• Use of the club’s computer facilities, which include
numerous computers as well as scanners and a fax/copier
machine. Hours are posted on the club website,, under Club Information.
• Ability to sign up for free online
computer classes
• Computer instruction and free classes. To view class
offerings and descriptions, visit the website and click on
Classes. To view monthly class schedules, select Calendar.
Club members can sign up for classes via our website
by logging in and then clicking on specific classes on the
Calendar page.
The CHC board of directors meets on the third Tuesday of each
month from 9:00 a.m. to noon in the Penn Room at Independence
_ To join CHC, please go to or contact Hon
Kei Poon at 501-412-3042 or [email protected] Dues are
$8 per person or $15 per couple per calendar year.
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• Eligibility for personal computer help and house calls.
Need personalized one-on-one computer instruction,
help solving computer problems, assistance in setting
up a computer on your home network? With our house
call program, a club volunteer will come to you for just a
$20 donation to the club. For a list of volunteers and their
areas of expertise, visit
Are you interested in becoming more involved? Consider
volunteering as a club monitor or classroom aide. Contact Terri
for more details at 702-263-5240 or [email protected]
CURRENT EVENTS___________________
Another year has passed, and we will face new challenges and
issues during the coming year. Would you like a place to vent?
Then join the Current Events/History Club where you can have
your say in a controlled environment. Our club gives you a
platform from which to express your ideas on almost anything.
We are an information-and-entertainment club. Members
(118) pick the topics to be discussed – which run the gamut from
SCA happenings, to local and regional events, to national and
international issues – on the day of the meeting. Political and
apolitical. Speakers are given three minutes to present their
points of view so others can’t filibuster the topic. Topics are
limited to 30 minutes so as not to becoming boring. On average,
between 35 and 45 club members attend each meeting.
Members represent all points of view from the very liberal
to the very conservative and everything in between. Civility is
encouraged, controversy is guaranteed. You may participate in
any discussion or just sit and take it in.
The club meets every Monday from 10:00 a.m. until noon, and
Thursdays from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. Most meetings are in
the Bristol Room. Annual dues are $10. Prospective members
may attend up to three meetings free of charge prior to joining.
_Contact Bob Freedman at 702-943-0753 or [email protected] for more information, or just take a chance and stop in
at any meeting. You will be made to feel welcome.
The SCA Democrats continue to
address the critical issues of the
day, especially those impacting
seniors and their families. Our
purpose is to educate, inform,
excite and recruit those of you committed to making a difference
as we prepare for the 2016 elections.
We meet on the second Wednesday of each month, starting at
6:30 p.m. Our next meeting will be February 11. We invite you
to join us in Independence Center’s Morris/Nelson Room to
register and socialize while enjoying refreshments. Our featured
presentation begins at 7:00 p.m. and we adjourn at 8:30 p.m.
Club business is addressed following the program.
February 11’s guest speaker will be Sondra Cosgrove, a 28-year
Las Vegas resident. She received a PhD from the University of
Nevada, Las Vegas, specializing in the U.S. west, Native American
history, and Latin America. Currently, she is a full-time history
professor at the College of Southern Nevada and is actively
involved in college and community service.
Sondra is also president of the nonpartisan League of Women
Voters in Las Vegas. She will speak with us about voter registration
and voter ID laws, and provide an overview of the legislative
session. She advocates for important League legislative priorities
– education, good governance, sustainable living, and the
protection of all civil rights are foundational issues that form the
basis of League activities. Plan to join us for a very informative
On January 14 we held our first SCA Dems “open-mic night”
to develop a strategic plan for the next election cycle and to
decide what we need to focus on in 2015 as we gear up for 2016.
We discussed many issues, including how to be an effective and
passionate grassroots organization, and how to develop teams to
address issues of concerns to our members.
What is your talent, your knowledge, your ability, your passion,
your cause, your need to act? Plan to attend our next meeting and
learn how you can use your talents and get involved. We are also
seeking volunteers for training for the next presidential caucus.
For more information on SCA Democrats, email
[email protected]
DUPLICATE BRIDGE_________________
Play duplicate bridge in the Emerson/Franklin Rooms at
Anthem Center. Our game is open to all levels of players,
beginners through expert.
The game is not American Contract Bridge League sanctioned,
but we abide by ACBL standards of play. Points are not awarded.
If you have played duplicate bridge, this is a great opportunity to
play in a competitive and friendly environment. Yearly dues are
only $10.
We play Wednesdays from 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., and
Saturdays from noon until 3:30 p.m. Please arrive 15 minutes
before the start times. If you would like to play but need a
partner, contact Fima Rolan at 702-269-9588.
SCA Entertainment Club meetings are the
first Monday of the month at 1:00 p.m.
in Liberty Center. The next meetings are
February 2 and March 2. Meetings are open
to all residents.
The year started off with a fundraiser
supporting Life Long Dreams charity, a local
performance and visual arts non-profit in Las Vegas that helps
people with disabilities learn how to express themselves and
their dreams through arts. Photos from the event have been
posted on the club website,
Following a buffet-style dinner catered by Glazier’s and
desserts by The Sugar Jar, all in attendance enjoyed outstanding
performances by host Mark O’Toole, Genevieve Dew, Mark
Geovie and Geechie Guy. A live band backed the performances
and the evening was topped off by dancing for those who wished
to trip the light fantastic.
A special thanks to resident Elaine Schwartz for taking the
prize donations and making beautiful baskets that showcased
the raffle donations from Anthem residents and local businesses.
A list of business donors is also on the website and we hope our
membership will thank them for their generosity by using their
Membership forms may be downloaded from the website. The
club expects that 2015’s new members will surpass last year’s
total and reach the 430 mark. Membership is $10 a year.
At the February meeting, themes for upcoming events will be
discussed. Members have asked for a Broadway-themed show, a
magic show and a game show. Rich Natole has volunteered to do
the game show for us.
The board encourages all members to share the names of
professional performers they have seen at various venues so that
our Entertainment chair can contact them and see if they are
available for a performance at Sun City Anthem. We look forward
to bringing music and laughter to our residents.
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Established in March 2012, the Filipiniana
Club aims to preserve, promote and share
the Filipino culture and traditions among all
residents of SCA. Membership is open to all
residents and everyone is welcome. Annual
dues are $5 per person.
We encourage you to visit and browse our website, www.scafc.
org, regularly. You will learn what the club is all about. You will
also find a membership application, news on Philippine events,
tourism, cuisine and other interesting topics.
We hold dinner-dances to celebrate Philippine Independence
in June, and Christmas in December. At other times we organize
special events to highlight our culture and the wide variety of
interests of our members.
Such events have included the Filipino Food Festival, with
folk dances and fashion shows. Members have traveled together
to scenic and cultural places in nearby states. Many of our
members enjoy the multi-sports socials. In 2013, we ran a
successful campaign to raise funds to aid the victims of typhoon
The Filipinos, having survived all kinds of natural calamities
and challenges in life, are known for being resourceful and
resilient. Come join our club and discover that you can have
fun by simply getting to know the Filipino ways. Learn the
“Bayanihan” way of life.
The Anthem Financial Club aims
to provide timely financial and
educational information in an
interesting, professional format.
Meetings are the second Wednesday
of the month at 7:00 p.m. in the
Delaware Room at Anthem Center,
except August. The Financial Club’s
website at has a wealth of information that
you should find helpful.
On February 11, we are
privileged to have as our guest
speaker Keith Lynam, president
of the Greater Las Vegas
Association of Realtors, who
will give us an update on the
real estate market in this area.
Keith graduated from the NVAR
leadership class in 2006, and
is past dean for this wonderful
Before joining GLVAR as government affairs director in 2004,
he owned one of Nevada’s largest independent public affairs
firms, running dozens of political campaigns. As a realtor he was
“best new agent,” “rising star,” “leading edge,” and “chairman’s
circle” for sales excellence while remaining very active with the
Association as NVAR legislative chair and leadership trustee as
well as a trustee on every Realtor political action committee.
We hope everyone enjoyed the great presentation by FINRA
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Moving a house “Bayanihan” style
last month and the great breakfast that Vic’s catered for the
The Anthem Financial Club is open to all residents.
Membership is only $7 a year. For more information contact,
email William Van Ooyen at [email protected]
The next Garden Club meeting is on Tuesday, February 10 at
9:30 a.m. in the Delaware Room, Anthem Center. Please arrive
by 9:00 a.m. for a complimentary beverage ticket, available only
before the meeting starts. We will also draw for a door prize.
You will need to be present to win.
_ Remember, if you have plants or dried plants to share with
your fellow gardeners, bring them to the meeting. You might not
have any outside plants but inside plants are certainly welcome.
Our guest presenter will be Jodi Starkey, master gardener,
who has lived in Las Vegas off and on for more than 25
years. Jodi had reached her limit of tasteless, store-bought
tomatoes and decided to grow her own. After a few failures,
she discovered University of Nevada Continuing Education and
became a master gardener. Besides tomatoes, she also grows
squash, peppers and herbs. You may remember Jodi from last
year, when she brought in all kinds of seeds and seedlings to
share. She will discuss starting seeds and herb gardening.
We look forward to seeing all of you. And of course, we will
have question-and-answer time as we prepare for the new
gardening year.
_For more information contact Howard at [email protected]
or Edna at [email protected]
Newly elected president, Bill Freitag, introduced himself to the
club membership of about 400 by issuing a message stating his
goals and objectives. Part of the message is reprinted here.
Dear Members,
Many of you know me, but many more don’t. So a little about
me. I’m one of the original 25 members of our club. I have seen
this club grow and have been very proud to be part of it. I want
to see the club continue to grow and the only way I believe that
can happen is to get as broad a base of members’ participation as
_I have had many members come up and thank me for stepping
up. Well, I appreciate all the support but now it is time for all of us
to do our parts to help the club thrive.
We have a number of events coming up this year and we need
committees to work on them. The three main ones are the Ryder
Cup vs. Sienna, home-and-home against Summerlin, and the
member/guest. We need volunteers to chair each of these events,
and also members to serve on the committees.
_The reality is that if members are not willing to work on these
events, we will have to discontinue them. The membership needs
to step up.
_Please contact me ASAP if you can pitch in to chair one of these
events or to serve on a committee.
One other thing … I am more than willing to hear about
problems or complaints that members may have, but I ask two
things: discuss the problem or complaint at a general membership
meeting so others are aware of the problem, and suggest a possible
solution. I do not mean that you have to be personally ready to
correct the issue, but your suggestion should be at least a starting
point to resolving it.
I am always ready to listen and talk with anyone who thinks
they may have an idea that can make our Men’s Golf Club better
for all of us. Our February 11 general membership meeting is at
the Revere Golf Club at 1:30 p.m.
Bill Freitag, [email protected]
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February kicks off our annual President’s Cup Tournament on the
Concord. The match-play competition starts with the qualifying
round on February 3 to determine the top 32 players. The first
match is on February 17. There is a twist to the tournament this
year – players in the losers’ bracket will have an opportunity to
get back in the winners’ bracket with a new double-elimination
format. The winner will be determined in April.
_ Our 2014 team play champions begin the 2015 season against
other women’s golf clubs in southern Nevada on February 2. Last
year our team won the first gross title in the Women’s Southern
Nevada Golf Association match-play competition. Team captains
Julie Sena and Sharon Bunker said the team roster of 20 players
includes many members of last year’s winning team who are
looking forward to repeating last year’s victory. There will be
seven matches which conclude in late June.
Events ahead in 2015 for the Women’s Golf Club include the
member-member tournament in the spring, the spring fling with
the Men’s Golf Club on April 26, and “The Battle on the Concord”
invitational June 2.
SCA women golfers are invited to join us for either 18-hole
play on Tuesday mornings or the nine-hole group, The Niners, on
Tuesday afternoons. Contact SCAWGC treasurer Joyce Haughey
at 702-407-0667 for more information.
Annual C hristmas party and ornament-obstacle putting contest
Eighty members of the Women’s Golf Club gathered in the Revere
Clubhouse for the annual events on December 8-9.
​Eighty-five toys and gift cards were collected for residents of
SAFE House. The nonprofit Henderson organization provides
shelter, crisis intervention, counseling and other resources for
victims of domestic violence and their children. SAFE House now
shelters about 50 victims of domestic abuse in its 7,000-squarefeet residence and assists more than 30 victims in other locations.
Contact the charity at 702-451-4203 if you have clothing or other
items to donate. The collection center is located at 921 American
Pacific Drive, Suite 300, near Gibson Road.
luck next year, St. Nick. Linda Sortino and Gloria Head
were among the winners whose net score beat Collins’
gross score.
Shown in the photo are SAFE House executive director
Julie Proctor and Women’s Golf Christmas party chair
Sharon Bunker.
Clubhouse pro Collins Tamashiro challenged
members in a “Beat the Santa” contest. Members had to
post a lower net score than Collins’ gross score. The ladies rose
to the challenge, taking the prize money from Santa. Better
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Tomoko Holbert won the putting contest, masterfully
putting her way through the ornaments and Christmas greenery
placed on the nine-hole putting course by member Gloria Head.
Special presentations were made to Gary Cranford of UBS,
who has been the club’s sponsor for the past six years, and to
Carolyn Gwynne, outgoing president. Committee chairs were
also recognized for their contributions to the club in 2014.
From left here are club president Sue Elleson, Gary
Cranford and Carolyn Gwynne.
The Most Improved Player trophy was presented to
Judy Critcher by Handicap chair Judy Kaade.
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Angel’s Landing
ur next general meeting is a social meeting on Wednesday,
February 25 at 6:30 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room in
Independence Center.
Upcoming away trips are Death Valley, February 3-5;
Mammoth Lakes ski trip, March 2-6; Ruby Mountains, Nevada,
June 22-26; and Sedona, Arizona on September 14-18. For
information about hikes, upcoming away trips, club activities and
contacts, visit
As of the end of December, Alan Butki and Ingrid Spranger
have been added to the roster of the Century Club, meaning
they have hiked at least 100 miles on SCA Hiking Club local
hikes since January 1, 2014. Overall, 34 people made it into the
384; Joyce Saunders, 382; Mary Easwaran, 368; Susan Hullinger,
362; and Keith Lane, 314. A total of 198 members did at least one
hike. The aggregate total for the club was a whopping 11,121.5
miles – almost halfway around the world!
Zion National Park, November 1-3
Steve Zorick had been planning an away trip to Zion since
February, and a huge number of people had signed up for it.
However, Mother Nature was uncooperative and predictions for
the weekend were for cold and rain. But that didn’t stop a hardy
group of more than 50 hikers from showing up in Springdale,
Utah for the trip. Those hikers were rewarded with a wonderful
long weekend of hiking in one of the most beautiful areas in the
On the first day of the trip, a group hiked to Hidden Canyon
and encountered a big horn sheep sauntering down the stone
stairs that they were hiking up. The rule is that big horn sheep
have the right of way!
On the second day, an intrepid group led by Steve hiked up
past Angel’s Landing to the West Rim Trail. They started out
West Rim Trail
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in rain, but it cleared up and they had a great time hiking on an extremely beautiful
trail. As well as panoramic views of the Zion Canyon, they were treated to magnificent
displays of fall colors. On the return trip, they attempted to climb up to Angel’s
Landing, but a light rain started along with hail. The chains were wet and icy, and the
rocks were very slippery, so they decided the wisest course of action was to turn back.
A second group had decided to climb Angel’s Landing that day, and they got fairly
near the top before the rain started. They too decided that turning back was a prudent
Other groups hiked to River Walk and Emerald Pools and thoroughly enjoyed the
wonderful scenery on those hikes. Joan Moore, who keeps busy as president of the
Singles Club when she’s not hiking, is seen here on River Walk.
On the final day, nine people returned to Angel’s Landing to try again on a sunny
day. This time, the chains were dry and the rocks were less slippery, so all made it to
the top. They enjoyed the spectacular views of the canyon from this famous spot.
Jo Pooton, one of the nine people who made it to the top of Angel’s Landing, was
also one of the eight who climbed Mt. Charleston for the first time on June 30, 2013.
Another group, led by Barb and Don Davisson, went to the Overlook, which is a
trail near the entrance to the Tunnel. The biggest difficulty at Zion is deciding which
trail is the most beautiful. No matter where you go, you see simply stunning scenery.
And the Monday of our trip was a beautiful sunny day, although still a bit cool.
River Walk
In the evenings, we had our usual happy hours to snack, drink, discuss the day’s
events and plan the following day. We also fanned out to enjoy the many restaurants
in Springdale for dinner.
Although Mother Nature was not our friend on this trip, we still managed to have a
wonderful time, and we would like to thank Steve Zorick for organizing this trip.
Saturday hikes
Special full-day hikes in February
• February 21, 9:00 a.m., Echo
Canyon, challenging, 4 miles
• Thursday, February 26, 6:30 a.m.,
a day in the Mojave Preserve
• March 7, 9:00 a.m., Potato Knoll,
challenging, 5 miles
• Saturday, February 28, 7:00 a.m.,
a day at Valley of Fire State Park
Meet on the east side of the
Anthem Center parking lot by
8:45 a.m. Questions? Call Keith
Lane at 702-592-8733.
Meet on the east side of the Anthem
Center parking lot 15 minutes prior to
time noted. These are full day outings
led by Steve Zorick. See the website for
hike calendars and hike cancellations/
changes for more details.
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HAND AND FOOT ___________________
The club meets in the Morris/Nelson Rooms in Independence
Center on Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. and Fridays at 12:30 p.m.
The game is easy to play. You don’t need to show up with a
partner, and new players receive instructions. Annual dues are
only $8. For more information call Carlee Taylor at
702-750-1117. Hope to see you soon.
Havurah, or friendship circle as translated
from Hebrew, is a social group dedicated
to celebrating Jewish history and culture.
Since 2002, SCA Havurah has been
inviting residents to join the circle as we
socialize, learn and enjoy the holidays
Our Havurah holds a wide variety of social, cultural,
educational and recreational events throughout the year. We
get together for parties, movies, dine-ins (small groups sharing
home-made dinners in members’ homes), dine-outs, day trips,
lectures, Shabbat dinners, break-the-fast gatherings, a Purim
party, our annual Chanukah party, and more. Club activities are
planned based on members’ suggestions, needs and interests. We
welcome singles and couples to our varied activities.
Kitchen, others helped out with Santa’s photos and still others
chipped in at various booths and activities throughout the park.
This photo shows Elizabeth Stanton, Jerry Gardberg, Leah
Ackerman, Fran Gardberg and Eileen Wolfenson on that very
chilly day.
Upcoming events are:
• February 8, new member event at Helene Laefer’s home.
Helene is vice president of membership. Details will be sent
to new members who have not attended a prior coffee.
• February 15, movie and social
• March 1, Purim party
• March 19, tour of Touro University
• March 25, general membership meeting
Dine-in program. For those club members who are interested
in meeting people through small groups in more intimate
surroundings, contact Gary Rosenthal at [email protected] for
more information about our dine-in program.
Havurah single friends. . Similar to our dine-in program,
we have a group for friends without partners. This active and
dynamic group gets together monthly at a local restaurant and
also plans special activities. For more information, please contact
Bette Pollock at [email protected]
We will be collecting canned goods at each of our events during
the year to be donated to charitable causes.
Check your email frequently for Havurah eblasts and other
communications with detailed information about these events.
General membership meetings are held every three months in
the Morris/Nelson Room in Independence Center.
For more information and membership applications,
check the kiosk by the Fitness Center or contact Helene
Laefer at [email protected] or 702-2703391. Club president Fran Gardberg may also be contacted at
[email protected] or 702-401-3221. Check our website
On December 16, we had our very first lighting of the Chanukah
menorah in front of Anthem Center. More than 25 participated
and expressed delight in this activity. Traditional songs were
sung and enjoyed by all.
Our annual Chanukah party and installation of officers took
place on December 21. The event was held in the ballroom, was
catered by Vic’s was delicious. Entertainment and music were
provided by Wendy and Rik from Los Angeles. Our dancers
showed their talents and danced the night away.
Several members volunteered at the Magical Forest at
Opportunity Village on December 23. Some worked in the Kandy
We welcome your help any time at our events.
HIKING AND OUTING_______________
See our February article on page 46 of this magazine.
For information about hikes, upcoming away trips, club
activities and contacts, visit
HOW TO, CAN DO__________________
How To – Know your wills, trusts, deeds, marital contracts, life
insurance and annuities. Morbidity and mortality issue are not
just creative liabilities for you and your family.
Can Do – Learn to do the right things by knowing the right
questions to ask. Do the right things legally and economically
when it comes to your money. Then learn to “pro se” your own
solutions to probable negative issues and difficulties and when
it comes to your money, your investments, your taxes, your
estate and financial health. The club aims to impart knowledge
and help you make the right decisions for your security and
peace of mind.
This club meets the third Thursday of the month at
10:00 a.m. For more information, email Sandra Burke at
[email protected] or call her at 702-896-0705.
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The International Culture Connections Club is dedicated to
exploring cultures around the world, promoting young generations
that are involved in cultural activities, and supporting charitable
institutions. Visit our website,, for more
information. It provides quick access to pages via a top menu bar.
There is also a large announcement area on the home page, where
details about events sponsored by ICCC are posted. Take a quick
tour; there is much to see and learn about us. We would love to
hear from you via the Contact Us feature on the site.
There are no dues to belong to the ICCC. Because
of the no-dues policy, however, the Chartered Club
Guidelines requires that all members must specifically
declare their membership by opting in each year. If you
do not opt in by February 15, you will be dropped from
the membership rolls.
If you have not already signed the special membership
declaration form for the coming year, you are urged to do so as
soon as possible. Contact Charlie Wong or Naty Go at 702-4926318 to begin the simple process.
Free tickets are available to club members for Everlasting Love,
a concert in Freedom Hall at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, Valentine’s
Day, February 14. The program will feature performing arts
ITALIAN FORUM____________________
“Chi trova un amico trova un Tesoro”
~ Who finds a friend finds a treasure
“A tavola non si invecchia” ~ At table with good friends
and family, you don’t become old
The Italian Forum Club is focused on having fun Italian style
with lots of laughs, good food and cheer. Of course, everyone is
welcome. We do not hold regular meetings but we have four or
five fun-filled events each year.
To become a member of the club and to receive information
about all of our upcoming events, we just need your name, email
address, phone number and SCA member number. Dues are $10
for new members and $5 for renewing members.
Put your check in an envelope, along with the above
information, in the Italian Forum Club mailbox at the entrance
to the Anthem Fitness Center. Since email is our primary
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students from Coronado High School, several of SCA’s own
talented singers, and special guest vocalists Genevieve Dew and
Mark Giovi.
Make your plans now to attend the International Spring
Festival and potluck party on Sunday, March 15. We will celebrate
members’ birthdays, weddings and anniversaries with great food
and entertainment.
Thanks to the generosity of our members, the club donated
$300 to American Wheelchair Mission. This organization
promotes mobility, dignity and independence by providing new
wheelchairs to physically disabled children and adults throughout
the world.
Members are invited and encouraged to attend ICCC
recurring activities.
Group exercise dance practice, also known as Step-by-Step
with Mel, meets every Tuesday from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at
Liberty Center. For more information, contact Mel Aguelo at 702478-8861 or [email protected]
_The Enlightenment, Health and Happiness Group meets every
Thursday from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in Anthem Center.
You are encouraged to attend ICCC board meetings, which
are held at 10:00 a.m. on the second Friday of the month in the
Liberty Center conference room.
means of communication, it is important that you include this
Then, be sure to mark your calendar so you won’t miss any
of our fun-filled events. Additional details are provided to our
members as we get closer to the dates.
• Carnivale (our potluck), Friday, February 6, Anthem Center
• Get-to-know-you mixer, Friday, April 17, Independence Center
• Mangia and movie, Wednesday, July 15, Independence Center
• Columbus Day party, October
• Christmas party, December
Members are alerted to planning meetings for each event and
we can always use help. Many hands make light work. So if you
have the heritage, have lived with the traditions or just want to
join the fun, show up for the planning sessions as well as the
Additional information about membership, upcoming events
and stories with photos from past events can be found on our
web site, Join us and have some fun
with an Italian flare.
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LIFELONG LEARNING_______________
Lifelong Learning members pursue knowledge through lectures
and discussions. Members are admitted for free. Nonmembers
are admitted free for three presentations, after which they are
expected to join. Programs are in the Delaware Room unless
otherwise noted.
First Wednesday, February 4, LAZY DAY
Second Wednesday, February 11, 10:00 a.m.
Lynn Lanier, SCA resident and noted expert, will discuss climate
change science. Climate change is a fact, not a myth. Hot and
cold opinions from all sides.
Third Tuesday, February 17, 10:00 a.m.
Scott Vivier, a lieutenant with the Henderson Fire Department,
will let us in on all the services that the HPD provides. Today,
they are not just about fires.
Fourth Monday, February 23, 7:00 p.m.
Nabilia tells us harrowing tales of how she was educated and
got out of Saudi Arabia. The last time she spoke, there was a
packed house.
Fourth Friday, February 27, 10:30 a.m.
Discussion Friday, Concord Room. Should the U.S.
president have the right to issue unlimited executive orders?
_Since programs are scheduled well in advance, cancellations
and changes for various reasons are inevitable. Although we try
to inform the membership of these changes, please check flyers
and emails for current information.
_The LLL Center is looking for speakers. If you are interested
or know someone who might be, please contact Al Tenner at
702-448-6518 or [email protected] Any and all topics
will be considered.
MAH JONGG_______________________
Mah Jongg thought of the month …
“A day without Mah Jongg wouldn’t
kill me, but why take the chance?”
The Mah Jongg Club continues to promote
the social and competitive aspects of this
enjoyable and popular game. We have three
reserved play times – Tuesdays and Wednesdays from noon to
4:00 p.m., and Thursdays from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. in the
Morris/Nelson Room in Independence Center. On Tuesdays, we
meet in the Morris/Nelson and Penn Rooms to accommodate
our ever-increasing membership. The club plays both American
(western) and Asian mah jongg and tournaments and socials are
held frequently.
To participate in a club event, you must be a club member. New
members are welcome to join at any time; annual dues are $7.
Contact Nancy Lebish, membership coordinator, at 702-614-8694
or [email protected] for more information.
Our next event is our Paid Membership Social on Tuesday,
February 10 from noon to 4:00 p.m. in the Morris/Nelson Room.
Join us to welcome new and returning members. Come alone or
bring your American or Asian game. We’ll have door prizes, raffles
and light snacks. Contact Helene Laefer at [email protected] to
reserve your spot.
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Do you want to brush up on your mah jongg skills or learn how
to play the American or Asian versions of this addictive game? Our
instructors are available on Thursdays at 10:00 a.m. in Liberty
If you need to purchase an American mah jongg card, they are
available online at, or call 212246-3052. We also have Asian Fan payout cards available for sale
to members for $1 and non-members for $2. For lessons or cards,
contact Elaine Galant at 702-444-2528 or [email protected]
com for more information.
If you are not part of a regular group, there are lists available and new
groups are always forming. Check the bulletin board in the Morris/
Nelson Room and make sure you are on our email list to receive
Elaine’s “A Little Bit of Gossip from the Mah Jongg Club” newsletter.
PADDLE TENNIS_____________________
The Paddle Tennis Club invites you to visit our
courts at Liberty Center and check out this
easy-to-learn sport. Come dressed to play and
one of our members will be happy to hit some
balls with you and review the game rules. You
should be up to speed in just a few minutes,
especially if you have previously played tennis,
pickleball or another racquet sport.
Paddle tennis is basically half-court tennis with the same scoring
and rules, but only half of the running and no strenuous overhead
serves. If you don’t like to run after tennis balls, this game is for
you. We use a fiberglass paddle and low-energy tennis balls. The
club has balls and racquets available for check-out at the Liberty
Center reception desk, so you do not need to buy any equipment
to play. However, to avoid injury, please wear non-marking court
shoes and stay hydrated during the warm weather.
You can play at any time. However, the club has scheduled
drop-in play that varies by season; check the Liberty Center court
bulletin boards for the current schedule.
Our club is all about getting your exercise and having fun playing
and mingling with fellow members. Dues are $5 per year and
membership forms are available courtside. See you on the courts.
Mark your calendars for our big Pan Tournament in March.
More info will follow once the committee meets. This has been
a great event in the past and we look forward to lots of members
participating. If you are not a member of our club, we’d love to
have you join our fun group.
Our club promotes social and competitive aspects of this
enjoyable game. It’s a rummy-based game with some extra twists
and turns. As a member, you can drop in and play as often or as
little as you like since we have several sessions available to make
it convenient for your schedule. The game does not require a
partner or a specific number to play; just show up.
Weekly Pan sessions are Mondays and Saturdays from
12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., and Wednesdays from 6:30 p.m. to
9:30 p.m. We’re located in the lower gallery of Anthem Center.
Please arrive 10 minutes early for table assignments. We look
forward to seeing you at our sessions.
You don’t need to know how to play; we will teach you at no
cost. For information on lessons, contact Frank Eckenrod at
702-570-7567. If you have any questions about the game,
send an email Carol Franklin, communications chair at
[email protected]
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PARTY BRIDGE______________________
The Party Bridge Club had a joyful holiday season. Club
members celebrated with dinner at Buckman’s. The members
thanked outgoing president Gerda Hager, vice president Bernie
Matusow and treasurer Penny Tourangeau for their work.
We also extended special gratitude to member Jim Green for
presenting a series of lessons for new bridge players.
New club officers are president
Shirley LaChance (photo), vice
president Kathy Stelling and
treasurer Lori Eastman.
Our club provides a welcoming
environment for a relaxed social
game of cards. If you play now, or
have played in the past and feel a
bit rusty, don’t worry; join us. If
you have never played, contact
Shirley LaChance at 702-8379924 to be wait-listed for a new
beginners’ class. Bridge is played
at the Emerson Franklin Room
from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.
Members usually arrive a half-hour early, at about 12:30 p.m.
PERFORMING ARTS_________________
We have kicked off the new year with a bang. The first event on
January 24 was a fun-filled afternoon of Readers Theatre’s version
of “C’mon Get Happy” with many of our long-time and newer PAC
members giving us a different way of presenting the written word.
If you haven’t been to one of our performances, this is definitely
something you should put on your to-do list.
For those of you who are looking to perform but fearful of
memorization, this is the perfect opportunity for you to join our
group. Ron Seifer, the representative for Readers Theatre, is a
wonderful director and would be happy to chat with you about
joining. His email is [email protected]
That same evening at Buckman’s Grille, many members of
our club celebrated the new year of shows and the successful
productions they have put on in the past. This festive gala was
coordinated by Arline and Paul Thornquist. Hats off to this
wonderful couple and their assistants. Dinner was scrumptious;
the view was breathtaking as the lights from the Strip twinkled
behind us. Entertainment was provided by several veterans of past
PAC shows and our dance groups got in on the act. Needless to say,
we know how to party.
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At our November 2014 meeting, we honored Mary and Karl
Bruner as the recipients of the annual Barry Friedman Award.
Barry was a club founder and the award in his memory is given
to the person(s) who has contributed selflessly to promote and
enhance the betterment of the Performing Arts Club. Mary and
Karl over the years have truly been a perfect example of what this
club is all about.
Coming up on March 13 and 14 will be another musically filled
performance by our Choraliers Group under the expert direction of
Dick Field. This show is titled “A Musical Mosaic and Americana”
which will feature many of your favorite classic tunes from various
Broadway shows. Tickets are on sale now; visit the Anthem
Center front desk or go online ( Tickets are also
available at the Performing Arts Club website at
There are many Shared Interest Groups (SIGs) within our club. If
you are looking for something new to fill your time, please consider
one of our many dance groups. The clowns who perform in our
shows and reach out to the community – whether to a hospital or
senior center – are always looking for new talent. If performing
isn’t for you, then there is a vital need for assistance behind the
scenes with our talented tech crews. Oh, and don’t forget karaoke
is twice a month in Freedom Hall.
If you would like to contact or join one or more of these SIGs,
contact club president Harriet Wise at 702-492-9451 or at
[email protected] See you ‘round the theatre!
The Pet Club had a fantastic holiday party in December. Jill
Curtis Webber and Todd Webber enthralled the members by
explaining what the Shiloh Horse Rescue does to save horses. The
late Tony Curtis and Jill started the rescue and residuals from his
movies help to support the operation. The Webbers were excellent
speakers and the members really enjoyed their visit.
Santa arrived and assisted with the gift exchange. The weather
was inclement, so unfortunately no photos of our animals with
Santa were possible.
Vic’s catered a buffet brunch and the food was great. The folks
in the Activities office did a wonderful job setting up the room
with little notice. Thank you very much.
The February meeting will have Hearts Alive Village explain to
us what they do to help animals in our community. The Pet Club
hotline for lost and found animals is 702-638-5757. The Pet Club
email is [email protected]
Pet of the month: Watson Flanigan
Watson is the proud pup of
Caroline and George Flanigan.
He is a spaniel mix with lots of
energy, and was adopted from My
Furry Valentine last year. Watson
has attended Fun with Obedience
and the Trick Click training
classes from Michael’s Angel Paws
sponsored by the Pet Club. Watson
had a few previous homes that did
not work out since he was very
protective of the family members.
He fits perfectly in his new home
and the Flanigans love him.
Look for the Pickleball Club to have even
more fun-filled activities in 2015. That’s
the word being put out by Vince Cimino,
the new president. Vince, who succeeds
Ron Behrens as chief officer, welcomes
input from all members as the new board
puts together its calendar for the year. “We’re going to do anything
we can think of to make our members love this club,” he promises.
_ Here you see one of the club’s most popular events, the chili
cook-off, and club president Vince Cimino in action.
knee replacements, hip replacements … you name it, we have it in
our club.”
Interested in joining the Pickleball Club? Stop by the courts at
Liberty Center at any time. Or contact Clay at 762-463-1039 or
[email protected]
Are you looking for a new hobby? Do you play
pinochle … or would you like to learn?
If so, join our club.
We’re looking for new members for both
single- and double-play deck. We’re a fun
group. Novice players are welcome and will
get hands-on instruction.
Annual dues are only $5. Our play days
are Wednesdays from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
and Thursdays from 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. in the Emerson/
Franklin Room
of Anthem Center.
_For more information, call Lenore Nusser at 702-462-9589.
Hope to see you soon.
The Poker Club invites new players to
experience the joy of playing in a friendly
game. Club dues are only $5 per year and
payable upon joining. You do not need to
know how to play. Join our club and we
will teach you, at no extra cost.
We offer many different poker games
to meet a variety of interests. If you
would like to learn any of the games we play or learn more
about the club, contact club president Joel Kleinman at
[email protected]
We play three times a week: Tuesdays from noon to 4:00 p.m.,
Thursdays from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., and Saturdays from
10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.. Choose any or all of the sessions that
fit your schedule.
We also have our weekly sit-and-go Texas hold ’em tournaments
on Thursdays from 6:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. and Saturdays
from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
The Poker Club meets in the lower gallery of Anthem Center.
We look forward to seeing you soon.
Joining Vince as officers on the seven-person board are vice
president Irwin Binimow, secretary Lisa Carter and treasurer Bob
Wendling. At-large members are Jane Gerhart, Clay Joiner and
Buddy Pyle. It is expected that Jane will be responsible for social
activities and Clay for player development. Buddy is being seen as
tournament director.
Vince says the Pickleball Club continues to grow very fast.
Now at 236 members, he sees the club going over the 300-mark
this year. “We’re going full-steam ahead to get more courts”, he
says. “We need at least eight more, but of course we’ll take what
we can get.”
Ask him what’s making the club so popular and he’ll tell you it’s
because pickleball can be played at all skill levels. “We have rank
beginners and tournament champions,” he says. “Anyone can
play pickleball. You’ll see people play who have had back surgery,
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Our club meets on Wednesdays from 9:30 a.m. to noon in the
Porcelain and Ceramics Room at Anthem Center. Experienced
members are available to share their expertise in painting on
porcelain. Explore or expand your creativity in painting
on porcelain.
To increase the range and number of items completed and
start painting immediately, club members paint on white glazed
porcelain items available from local stores or mail order. The
yearly membership is $5 and to keep your costs low, the club
provides the paints needed as well as some other required
For information about the Porcelain Club, please call Carol
Montambeau at 702-896-0095 or stop by any Wednesday
during club hours.
The Republican Club of Sun City Anthem
(RCSCA) will meet at 10:00 a.m. on
Saturday, February 14, at Independence
Center. Our speaker on that date will be
City of Las Vegas Councilman and Mayor
Pro-tem Stavros Anthony, who will bring
us up to speed on the current happenings
within the Las Vegas City Hall.
2015 has brought change to our RV Club, too. Some new officers
are on the dais and we want to introduce them. We also want
to acknowledge the outgoing crew with special thanks to Fred
Arnow, who has been at the helm of the club for the past two
years. Fabulous job, Fred!
Some topics will include the recently
approved $200 million soccer stadium,
downtown redevelopment, upcoming
municipal elections, the State of the City
address, 2015 budget and future needs and
challenges for the city. We hope you can
join us for this very interesting program.
At our January meeting, club membership approved the 2015
RCSCA college scholarship for $1,500, awarded to Dallin Black,
a senior at UNLV majoring in political science and president on
the UNLV College Republicans. Dallin plans to seek an advanced
degree in political science, perhaps becoming that rarest of
individuals – a conservative college professor. He graduated
from El Dorado High School in Las Vegas.
The Henderson municipal elections for Wards I, II and IV will
take place this year. Sun City Anthem is in Ward II. All council
members are elected at-large on a non-partisan basis. The
primary election is on April 7. If a candidate receives more than
50 percent of the vote, the candidate is declared elected, so the
primary is very important. The general election on June 2 will
be a runoff for those wards where no candidate received more
than half of the vote. Consult the RCSCA website for ongoing
information on these elections.
The purposes of the RCSCA are to promote the principles
and core values of the Republican Party through education
programs, publicity and forums for discussion and debate;
to encourage such civic duties as voter-registration drives,
candidate forums and constituent services workshops; and to
identify, promote and support Republican candidates for office.
The 2015 board officers are president Don Manning, vice
president Virginia Bear-Finnegan, treasurer Karl Johnson, and
secretary Kay Dwyer. Past president is Fred Arnow.
At-large board members are Suzanne Arnona, Mary Bruner,
Linda Buckardt, D.C. Collins, Bob Goldfried Larry Minnick,
Les Norman, Jeff Palmer and Favil West.
Who’s who in the new regime? As of January, club president is
John Strasner, shown here with his wife Emma. Vice president
is Donna Dickey, secretary is Barb Thompson, and treasurer
is Joanie Prince. It looks like the women have outnumbered
the men this year but not to worry, John. The old standbys like
wagon master Roy Prince and club photographer Jack Silas have
your back.
The new year finds us zigzagging the country with our friends,
enjoying adventures and fun rallies.
If you want more information about the RV Club or our 2015
rallies, join us at one of our meetings. We meet at 4:00 p.m.
on the last Tuesday of the month in the Independence Center
Penn Room with the exceptions of June, July and December.
Drop by to say hello and then join us for dinner at a local restaurant.
For details about club membership, call Steve Thompson at
Check for more information about our
club’s schedule. Until next time, this is Dianne Hahn for the
RV Club. See you on the road.
Contact Don Manning at [email protected] or
702-453-1492, or Kay Dwyer at [email protected] or 702-733-0401,
for more information. You can also visit
Have you acclimated yourself to the new year yet? Sometimes
change takes a minute or two to get used to. How many times
have you mistakenly written 2014 instead of 2015? Never mind.
My brain goes on pause occasionally and I forget what year it is
and what month we’re in ... especially when I’m writing checks.
I guess it’s the accumulation of all that stored data in the gray
matter after all these years. Squeezing in just one more tiny bit of
information gets iffy. Thank goodness my cell phone knows the
time and the date. If only I could get it to remember names, places
and things.
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Have you played the game Scrabble? If not, would you like to
learn how to play? Our club meets Friday afternoons in the
Emerson/Franklin Room in Anthem Center, from 1:00 p.m. to
5:00 p.m. We have been around for 13 years now, and we’re still
having a great time. We would love to have you check us out for
two visits. If you decide you would like to join us, dues are only
$10 a year.
Twenty-six members were at our holiday luncheon at Café V
in mid December. After lunch, we had a drawing for door prizes.
Congratulations to winners Lori Eastman, Mary McManus,
Susan Charon, Barbara Kawell, and Rosemary Renois.
Come by and start on that project you have been putting off for
so long, or learn something new. We have several classes every
month that are available to all our members. The classes are
taught by club members and range from beginning to advanced
The Sewing and Quilting Club is excited to announce the second
biennial Quilt Show on Saturday, April 25 in the Delaware Room
from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eighty quilts made by club members
will be featured.
_ ll SCA residents are invited to attend. The quilts range in size
from small wall hangings and table runners to larger king-size
quilts. We think you will be amazed with the talent and skills of
our members. The show’s proceeds will benefit a local Henderson
_ ith winter in full swing, Sewing and Quilting Club members
are busy learning new skills, taking fun classes and participating
in our club interest groups. We welcome new members, and now
is a great time to join so you can participate in a full year of fun
activities and friendships. For only $20 dues, you are welcome to
a full year of classes, training, workshops and activities as well as
open sewing.
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We are lucky to have Ira Ellis, a professional photographer,
in our club. He takes great group photos of us every year and
December was no exception. Thank you Ira.
Also, our special interest groups are open to all club members.
These include the Loose Threads (quilting), the Stitching Divas
(machine embroidery) and the Featherweight Group (for members
who own or want to learn more about these small, collectable
sewing machines).
We welcome newcomers. Please visit to learn
more about us, or pick up a club brochure outside the Sewing
Room, or stop in and speak with one of our club monitors. You’ll
get information on the club, classes and upcoming events. We
guarantee that you will be pleasantly surprised by all we have to
We look forward to meeting you and sharing our friendly
atmosphere and love of sewing.
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If you are a single resident of our community and would like to
meet other single members, plan to join us for TTime on the first
and third Fridays from 5:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. Order a drink
of your choice and mingle with us, and you’ll find out all about
our club.
TTimes are usually at Buckman’s, but sometimes they are
at Café V. Our monthly calendar will show the location. We
dine afterwards at a nearby restaurant. Sign up for the dinner
at TTime.
At our TTimes, greeters will make you feel welcome and tell
you about our exciting get-togethers. You’ll be able to sign up to
become a member – dues are $10 per year. Eileen Shepardson
will have a signup sheet at TTime if you wish to join our club, or
call her at 702-269-8151. If you need information about upcoming
activities, visit our new website at, where
you will find our monthly calendar and upcoming events, or call
our president, Joan Moore, at 702-476-9167.
Our members are an active bunch. We meet for breakfast on
Wednesdays, and lunch on Mondays. We have many cooking
clubs that meet once a month for dinner at a host’s home; guests
bring food that conforms to the host’s theme or menu. We
occasionally have soirees, which are potluck dinners, on Sunday
from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A member volunteers his/her home,
all members are invited, and guests are asked to bring a dish and
beverage of their choice. Call Eileen Shepardson at 702-269-8151
if you need more information about these soirees.
As a Singles Club member, you can pick and choose club events
and be as active and social as you like. We get together to play
games, go bowling and to the movies, take bus trips to shows on
the Strip and The Smith Center. If you like to dance or just listen
to a great band, join us on Wednesdays at South Point from 6:00
p.m. to 9:00 p.m. where Déjà Vu plays. Admission is $5, which
includes a drink and $5 free play with your Player’s Card. We sit
together and enjoy each other’s company.
On February 17, we are going to the District for a painting-andwine afternoon. From 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Pinot Palette,
which is located next to the Elephant Bar, we will have a fun
event. Cost is $25; wine is a separate cost. Sign up at TTime.
_Board meetings are held on the first Monday of each month
at 5:00 p.m. in the Concord Room. Call Joan Moore at 702-4769167 for more information. We look forward to meeting you and
having you join this fun, active club.
On March 13, we will go to the Venetian to see Human Nature.
Tickets are $91.85, which include gratuity and tax. Look for
details on our monthly calendar or ask at TTime.
_The photos were taken at our last TTime of 2014 at Buckman’s.
The Softball Club invites all SCA residents to join in the fun. Men
and women, if you enjoy playing slow-pitch softball, come watch
for a time or two – or better still, bring baseball shoes, a glove
and a bat, and start playing. The club will provide a bat if you
don’t have one. You can play up to three times free, to see whether
you still enjoy the game. After the third time, we will ask you
to join the club and pay $35 ($17.50 after July 1) annual dues to
continue playing.
A typical day at the field starts with individual warm-up,
usually stretching and running, and then a little throwing. After
that, we have batting practice for around one-half hour before
dividing into between two to four teams, depending on the
number of players who show up on any given day. We are usually
at the field for around three hours.
We play Tuesday and Friday mornings at a City of Henderson
park. Most of the time we’re at Anthem Hills Park, which is right
down the hill from us – head north on Anthem Parkway, make a
right at the light at Reunion, turn left just before the Del E. Webb
Middle School, make the next left into the park. On your right,
you’ll see a lamppost sign that says “Field 1” … go up the hill to the
field. Sometimes the City of Henderson moves us to another park,
which is usually Vivaldi Park on Seven Hills Drive.
For start times and to verify locations, contact John Paul
Molfetta at 702-361-4572 or [email protected] Also check
our website at
You must sign the Application/Release form before you
can play. It’s on the website; you can bring it with you on your
first visit if you like. If you need more information, email
club president John Paul Molfetta at [email protected],
or call him at 702-361-4572.
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10611 S. Eastern Ave.
Henderson, NV
Wednesday, February 11
Greene Room
5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 14
Greene Room
Noon to 4:00 p.m.
Phone: 617-0120
Fax: 617-0155
• 24 Hour Car Wash & Vacuums.
(attendant available 9-5 daily)
• Intercom attendant to fill your tank at the pump
to assist those with special needs
• Anthem residents receive 12-oz gourmet flavored
coffee or 16-az. fountain drink for 69¢ (must show Anthem ID)
Apply for your Chevron Credit card today by calling: 800-373-3277
Please provide our station number: #208724-111 when applying.
Proud Sponsor fueling SCA Community Patrol Vehicles
Roy’s Deli
Buy One 6” sub
Get One 6” sub FREE
Offer expires February 28, 2015
Not valid with any other offer
$2.00 Off
Any Car Wash
$15 AARP members
$20 non-members
20 attendees
max per class
Offer expires February 28, 2015
Not valid with any other offer
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TABLE TENNIS_______________________
The Table Tennis Club has
reserved times at Independence
Center Mondays and Fridays from
6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.; Tuesdays,
Wednesdays and Thursdays from
7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.; and
Saturdays, 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The next meeting of the club board will be March 4 in the
Bristol Room at 1:30 p.m. Members are encouraged to attend. It’s
your club, so get involved in how it is run.
Holiday party. Here are some photos from our fun holiday
party in December.
Residents of all abilities are welcome to join. Table Tennis is
a great sport for those who want to improve their hand-eye
coordination while having fun. Annual dues of only $5 are used
to maintain our equipment and purchase needed items. Please
contact [email protected] for a new-members’ guide
which will inform you about all of our activities, programs and
If you are not receiving our periodic email announcements,
updates and news, contact one of our officers and ask to be
added to our email database. Your privacy is assured as all
emails are sent out as bcc’s.
Kathleen Thompson, Dorothy Thompson, Donna Cant
First meet-and-greet of the year
New and returning club members are
invited to a Fat Thursday Mardi Gras meetand-greet at Liberty Center on February 19
from 4:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Enjoy fun,
food, music, wine, soft drinks … or BYOB.
Learn about upcoming club events, make
new friends, get to know someone you’ve seen on the courts but
don’t know well, find out about our winning league teams, and
even pay your dues if you haven’t already. No need to reserve, just
show up!
League news. The USTA 40+ league kicked off January 10
and will run through early March. SCA is fielding three teams/
captains: W 3.5/Karin Bridges, M 3.5/Chris Payne, W 3.0/Linda
Joven. The league format is two singles and three doubles. There
is still time for anyone interested to sign up with a 40+ team.
Contact the team’s captain.
Mary Anne Van Liere, Karin Bridges, Mel Garraway
USTA 55+ league teams are now being organized. The league
is based on the combined ratings of the doubles pair and the
most appropriate-for-our-age group. Matches consist of three
doubles. We anticipate forming several teams – two W 6.0, one
M 6.0, three W 7.0 and one M 7.0. Matches are scheduled for late
February through May. Recruitment of players is now in progress
and interested players are urged to join. Contact Josie Baker at
[email protected] for more information.
We are actively advocating for the formation of a 65+ league.
Many sections in the country have programs for players 65 and
older. Our Intermountain section is still trying to figure out how
to run this league.
Membership. Annual membership dues of only $10 entitles
you to attend our many social events and to use the tennis courts
in the prime time, early-morning hours between 6:00 a.m. and
10:00 a.m. when courts are reserved for Tennis Club members.
The deadline for renewal of dues is the end of February. Members
not paid up by this date will be removed from the member roster
and will lose privileges of playing on club courts during club time.
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Craig Carrell, Lora Ufert, E. Ufert, June Gardiner, Bron Hafner
Twelve days of Festivus
Electric slide
Club presidents. The annual holiday party in December
afforded the opportunity to snap a photo of six of the 11 club
presidents from the founding of the club in 2000 to the present.
Left to right in the photo are Doug Anderson (2006 and 2007),
Tom Sulistio (2008), Pat Carrell (2009 and 2010), Jan Tenner
(2011), Ed Ritz (2013 and 2014), Murray Ginsberg (2015)
Unavailable were Jerry Nalewaik (2000), John Fridell (2001),
Barbara Sovde (2002 and 2003), Henry Borowik (2004 and
2005) and Ed Burrell (2012).
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The mission of the Sun City Anthem
Veterans Club is to support all service
members, veterans and their families.
Veterans Club meetings are the second
Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m.
in the Delaware Room. Meetings are
open to all residents.
Thank you, members, for your support last year,
evidenced by record attendance averaging 207 per meeting. Your
contributions and dues enable your club to function and fulfill
our philanthropic mission statement.
Our February speaker will be
resident and retired Air Force senior
master sergeant Jerry Jones. He
served throughout the world during
his 20-year military career. One
prestigious assignment was as a
member of the USAF Thunderbirds
Air Demonstration Squadron. He will
address the three tiers of veterans’
pensions, particularly the third tier,
aid and attendance. Few are aware
of this pension, but many veterans
and/or spouses qualify for it. Please
plan to attend and hear Jerry’s informative address. Additional
information on USAF Senior Master Sergeant Jerry Jones is on
our website,
Davis Leonard. Sadly, this
club founder and decorated WWII
US Army Air Corps hero passed
in December at the age of 91. The
SCAVC owes much to Davis for his
guidance and sage advice. He flew 64
missions over Europe in a B-26 as a
navigator and bombardier, earning
the Distinguished Flying Cross and
most recently the French Legion of
Honor. He truly was one of the great
generation of our time. We miss you
Dave … rest in peace.
The FINF team has interviewed 70 WWII, Korean
War and other veterans. The team is shown here. Clockwise
from top left are Herb Solomon, facilitator; Brian Abbott,
Library of Congress liaison; Tony Calabro, director, cameraman
and editor; Steve McCarthy, host; and interviewer and show
producer Bill Campbell. Please make it a point to view these
compelling and historic interviews posted on the SCA-TV
website at www/ If eligible, we actively seek your
participation: contact Bill Campbell at 702-263-9302 or
[email protected]
Tune in to our Veterans Corner monthly report
by Herb Solomon, club president, especially for community
veterans on Cox channel 980, or visit the first
week of each month.
Visit the Anthem Veterans Memorial Hall. Those
veterans in good standing in our HOA are eligible to have their
names included on the plaque. Send an email to [email protected] or call Herb Solomon at 702-949-0900 with your request.
Blue Star Mothers. Year after year, your veterans club has
supported this charity and its cause. Recently, the Blue Stars
stuffed 1,260 holiday stockings for shipment to our armed forces
serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. Every year cards of appreciation
are received for this special and patriotic gesture from our brave
warriors. Ladies, the SCAVC membership stands with you.
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If want to find out where your name is on the Veterans Memorial
Plaque, visit and click on the “plaque” tab.
You can then search for your name alphabetically.
Visit for information about
our club. We cordially invite you to attend our meetings.
Refreshments are served at each meeting.
Message from new president Karen Wilcox:
January saw a new year arrive and the first
event for the Women’s Club 2015 board of
directors, the monthly luncheon, which
was a great success. But it is only the start
of the events scheduled for this year. We
have exciting entertainment for the upcoming luncheons. Sam
Walker Chirico, a local musician, will charm us with his songs
in February, and retired casino security guard Stu Michaels will
keep us laughing with his entertaining stories in March.
Our theme for this year is “15 years of paying forward.” The
Women’s Club has contributed more than $253,000 to local
charities during that decade and a half. That’s a pretty impressive
number! Our generous members have donated not only money;
they also contribute time and resources to local schools, women’s
services and shelters, hospitals, veterans’ services, libraries,
churches and animal shelters. We want to acknowledge these
generous women throughout the year.
The 2015 fashion show will be held once again at the M
Resort on May 15, so mark your calendars. We will be featuring
accessories from Brighton Collectibles and fashions from Chico’s.
“Springtime in Paris” will be the theme. The program is still
under wraps until we have confirmation, but you will love it.
Cost this year is $35 for members and $45 for guests. We know
you will be anxious to get your checks in for the best seats in the
house, but checks will not be accepted until March 15. After that
date, place your check in the Women’s Club box at the Anthem
Fitness Center to reserve your spot. We expect to have lots of
fabulous raffle prizes and the Decorations committee is already
hard at work.
Nine enthusiastic board members are shown with the newly
elected 2015 officers in the photo. The board of directors is
president Karen Wilcox, vice president Sandy Shapiro, secretary
Sue Gordon, and treasurer Candace Karrow, treasurer. They have
a wide range of plans for luncheons, mini events, raffle prizes,
charity donations and special events so stay tuned for upcoming
announcements. Please feel free to contact any board member
with your ideas and suggestions.
If you are looking for a way to get involved in the Women’s Club,
please join us and we will find a committee for you. If you want
to become more involved in the community, let us know and we
will put you in contact with a variety of organizations that could
use your help.
The last day to pay your annual dues and continue being a
member is February 28. After that we must drop you from the
membership list and you’ll miss out on all the exciting activities
of the Women’s Club and will no longer receive the Chatter. We
don’t want to lose you, so be sure you pay your $20 to continue
participating. If you are new to the community or have been away
from the Women’s Club for a while, please join us for our exciting
events and share your talents and ideas with us.
Don’t forget, if you work full or part time, there is a Shared
Interest Group (SIG), the 9 to 5’ers, that meets the second Saturday
of each month at various local restaurants for breakfast and good
fun. Contact Stella Giordano at 702-492-9923 or [email protected]
Or if you like to bowl and want to meet new friends, another SIG
is the Spare Timers. The group meets the first and third Mondays
at 9:30 a.m. at Southpoint Casino. It’s only $1.75 per game and
that includes shoe rental if needed. Contact Nan O’Malley at 702407-8407 or [email protected] for more information.
Questions, comments or suggestions? Contact Karen Wilcox at
[email protected] or 702-617-6431.
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Westward ho! No! It’s Woodchips
hoe! as in Hoe Down! On
December 15, the Woodchips
Club held its annual holiday
party in Independence Center.
The party’s western theme was
perfect for the food provided by Famous Dave’s.
AR Band provided the music and kept the dancers moving.
These boots were made for line dancing, slow dancing and
rocking the night away. A couple of our members were former
drummers; they sat in for a couple of sets showing they never
lost their beat.
_Jeanne Zorick and Bruce Litchfield are to be commended for
putting together a very successful party. They organized a silent
auction that evening and raised $1280 for SAFE House and Blue
Star Mothers.
Woodchips membership is open to all Sun City Anthem
residents for only $35 a year. After mandatory safety training,
new members will be on their way as woodworkers. Woodchips
hours are Mondays (for foremen only, shop projects) and
Tuesdays through Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for
general member use. The woodshop is located at the rear of
Independence Center.
Visit for information on the club and
pictures of our members’ projects. We welcome you to stop by
the shop or contact Moira Malone at 702-215-1182 or [email protected] to become a member.
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Club Interest
Do any of these subjects interest you?
With enough community interest, these groups can become
Chartered Clubs. If you are interested in forming a club,
call 702-614-5822. Unless otherwise noted, area code
702 precedes the phone numbers listed.
Accordion Players for Fun, Mary Kaplan ............. 834-4981
Anti-aging Health Group, Sophia Wass de Czege
[email protected] ........ 588-9058
Big Sky Women’s Group, Linda Krivec................. 260-3534
Canasta, Rochelle Krugler.......................................522-9740
....[email protected]
Car Enthusiasts, John Bergler............................... 269-3090
Chess, Ray Albert.............................................949-939-9027
Country Music Dance Club, Rob Polovy............... 272-2270 ...........[email protected]
Euchre, Carol Richards........................................... 490-4190
Floor Ping Pong, Phyllis Dolinsky...........................489-1166
Fun Fishing, Marshall Gabriel................................. 260-7766
French Conversation, Mireille Weissbaum............ 476-5465
Gin Rummy, Marla Sturman.................................... 722-0551
LGBT & Friends/SCA Pride, Stephen Suba-Anderson
[email protected] 683-2219
Masonic Fellowship, Richard Hunker....................................
............................................................. [email protected]
Missouri-Kansas Club, Hanna Apple..................... 722-1947
Model Railroads, Mark Loos ..................................269-4194
Motorcycle Fun Rides, David [email protected]
Northern Californians, Valerie Lapin......................269-1891
Oath Keepers, Ed Bridges...................................... 586-4475
Origami, Carol Stevens........................................... 457-9892
Persian Culture, Shahla Pfeiffer............................. 629-6222
Rock Hounding
/Mineral Collecting, David Oscarson..................... 675-6229
.....[email protected]
Rummy KUBE, Maddy Ekstein............................... 485-5542
Running Group,Janet Shanta................................ 269-0078
SCA Musicians Interest Group, Wilfred Krom...... 837-6325
Sheepshead, Diane Collins.................................... 436-6339
Skiing, Jeff Malter.................................................... 483-6494
Teaching Canasta, Judy Berlinger......................... 675-4678
........[email protected]
Three-Cushion Billiards, Rick Collinge..................263-2147
......................................................... [email protected]
Trap and Skeet, Jack Harris.................................... 331-6117
...........[email protected]
UCLA Alumni, Howard Winer.................................. 914-1724
Vegetarian and Yoga, Cindy Joseph.......................914-7994
............................................................. [email protected]
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Service Directory
A/C HEATING__________________________
Eli’s A/C, Heating, Repair, Maintenance, New Units
Lic 0072945 Bonded/Insured, 702-327-7850 – new flooring at markdown prices:
carpet/wood/laminate/tile. “Our Store, to Your Door.”
Nevada #19881014993. Free estimate, 702-454-2997.
Moore Air Cond & Heating, Service, Repair, Replace
50 years’ experience, Lic #74818, 702-685-4343
Alaskan A/C, heating, repairs, replacements, energy efficient.
Senior discounts, veteran owned since 1976. Lic #77604,
call 702-550-8380.
Poloni & Associates – Darci Poloni, Esq.
Living Trusts, Wills, Probate, Corporate Formation
Lic in CA and NV,, 702-616-9240
2850 W. Horizon Ridge Pkwy #200, Henderson
Elite-Design – SCA Res. Merrillat Dealer. Enhance Your
Kit & Bath, Custom Entertainment Centers & Closet Systems,
Add Roll-Out Shelves, Repair Old Finish, Change Cab. Color
Carole Fagan, 702-263-6230, Many SCA Referrals
CAR SERVICE___________________________
Elite Car Service – airport pickup/delivery. Lic/Ins. SCA resident,
COIN APPRAISALS______________________
GARAGE DOOR SERVICE_______________
PRECISION Garage Door & Opener Sales & Service
Open 24/7, “Senior Discount” – call 702-361-8455
All Access Garage Door Co. Honest pricing, no gimmicks.
Broken springs replaced. Full service on doors and motors.
$15 off for SCA. Call 702-882-1320.
HANDYMAN SERVICES_________________
We Can Do It! Complete Handyman Services. Home repairs,
replacements, installations and organizing anything. We also
handle electronics – TVs, remotes, computers, smart phone
setup, training and much more. Reliable, trustworthy. Locally
owned and licensed. 10% SCA discount. Call 702-582-9120.
Handyman Don, 20 years’ experience painting, minor plumbing,
electrical and more. Call 702-332-1490.
Matt’s Handyman No Job-Too Small; Affordable Rates
Call us 702-682-1251
Jill Ray Design Sca Res Handyman svcs no job too big
or small Lic-Ins 702 754 0433
FREE COIN APPRAISALS. Senior expert pays more.
No obligation. Cash okay. Call Irv Atkins at 702-614-9099
All Henderson Handyman, complete home maintenance., 702-595-7646
HOME SERVICES_______________________
PC Repair – Licensed – SCA Senior Discount
Available 7 Days. Call Howard at 702-586-1610
All-Trade Home Repair Services. Call Lou at 260-6955.
Leo Harten uses decades of experience to solve
computer/networking problems. Licensed.
Free estimate, fair price. 702-408-4984
A Clean Getaway, license #2008302126 and insured.
Family-Owned and Operated, 702-373-8396
CROWN MOULDING____________________
Jill Ray - 2 days install $4.99 per ft. SCA resident. Lic/ins.
Call Ray 702-589-1137.
NVH Electric, Lic #72389. Anthem resident,
SCA discount. Call Steve or Brad, 702-580-1414.
T.B.M. Electric, Lic #70592, bonded and insured.
Call for your free estimate, 702-277-5031.
The Electric Service Company same day service,
SCA discount Lic #67680. Call 702-736-4040.
Pacific Electric, Lic #23856. Anthem discount,
free estimates, 24-hour service, satisfaction guaranteed., 702-433-8777.
ESTATE SALES__________________________
New Beginnings estate sales and home downsizing.
Brenda Castleforte, SCA resident. Call 702-203-7471
HOUSE CLEANING______________________
Keepin’ It Klean. Local girl, does house cleaning work.
SCA references, competitive prices. Tracy, 702-526-5806.
Full Service Insulation Comp, Re Blow Attic, Lic #54563
Free Estimate, 702-262-7847
Hunter Insurance – Your Medicare Advantage and Medicare
Supplement specialist. Cindy Hunter, [email protected]
or 702-335-6428.
INTERIOR DESIGN _____________________
Jackie Foster Interior Design Custom drapery & valances,
shutters, shades & blinds to complement furnishings. Specification supply & certified installation by SCA res. 702-830-0972.
Sun Valley Landscaping, irrigation repairs. SCA res.
14 years’ exp. Water Smart contractor,
lic. #56288. Call 702-277-2915.
The Best! Vegas Sprinkler Specialists
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Shibata Landscape, Inc., Lic. #031747. Re-landscape/Maintain/
Cleanup. Licensed/Insured/Bonded, 702-263-1872
SOS Lawn Service & Maintenance/Landscape
Now offering deep root fertilizing. Shane, 702-372-9479.
Young Lawn Service, SCA resident. Free estimate. One-time
cleanup, cut and trim, $100. Sprinkler adjustment, summer/
winter. Monthly charge $80 with contract. Call 702-487-0191.
Nevada Mortgage - Reverse mortgage questions? Free consult
with Bill Ochs Jr., owner. Locally owned since 1978. FHA, VA
and conv. Nevada mortgage, 1481 W. Warm Springs Rd. #131,
Henderson. 702-732-7777. NMLS #370707.
POOL SERVICE________________________
Expert Pool Care – Weekly Service,
Maintenance and Repairs, 702-685-8433
First Quality Roofing and Insulation. Lic #54563.
Free estimates, 702-262-7847.
SOLAR SCREENS_______________________
Atomic Solar Screens. Family-Owned Since 1996.
BBB Member – call Tom at 702-869-2083
Eclipse Solar Screens. Free window cleaning w/install.
Call Glenn at 702-219-4282.
TAX PREPARATION____________________
Southwest Drywall. Small and medium repairs.
Lic #54563. Free estimates. Call 702-262-7847
Financial Fitness Group accounting/tax preparation,
Social Security strategies. Most returns under $200.
SCA resident, office right here in SCA at 12211 S. Eastern Ave.
Ste. 160. Call James Volpe at 702-802-3909
All About Time. Will chauffeur you anywhere:
shopping, doctors, errands, pet sitting, house sitting, etc.
Call Lisa or Robert, 702-897-4416
Accounting/tax preparation. E-file options. SCA discount,
33 years’ experience. Paul LaChance, 702-838-0091
Your Girl Friday. Housekeeping, doctor’s appointments,
errands, dog walking/sitting, shopping, cooking. Refs available.
All your needs. Call Cindi 702-352-7622.
PEST CONTROL_______________________
Pest Control, Inc., 702-228-4394. Senior discounts, no start-up
fee. “Sun City’s Primary Pest Control Company.” Call today.
Sun Country Pest Services. Licensed/Insured
SCA Resident, 702-263-7346
Amazon Pest Control. Licensed/Insured. No Start-Up Fee,
No Long-Term Contracts. Monthly Service as low as $25,
PET SITTING__________________________
Personalized Visits/Overnights, 702-499-8606 Licensed/Bonded/Insured
Sloppy Kisses – pet food, supplies, affordable grooming
and self-wash. 702-816-3222.
Atlas Plumbing – At Last a Plumber. State Lic #19707,
Established 1980. 702-385-3656
John Buob, tax preparer, 30 years’ experience. SCA resident.
I come to you. Call 702-460-7087
Michael Bergman – 702-270-2593. NV #20121333705,
SCA resident, 40 years’ experience in CA, all states
David Cappabianca, tax prep/e-file. SCA resident, 35 years’
experience. Call 702-563-1223 for quote
Alan Frank, CPA, retired national CPA firm partner,
40+ years’ experience tax prep includes
FREE 1-hour tax planning. Call 702-270-2288
Mary Maxene Galkin, CPA, over 25 years tax prep in CA.
Includes personal, fiduciary. Nearby at Terra Bella,
home visit may be possible. Call 702-330-7140.
TREE SERVICE ________________________
Mr. Tree knows trees! Pruning, removal, palms, stumps and
landscape design. ISA-certified arborist WE9982A, bond/ins/
lic #45460. Call 702-401-6277,
WINDOW CLEANING__________________
All Washed Up Window Cleaning. Expert Window/Screen.
Cleaning, Hard Water Removal. SCA Res $10 off. NV#58471.
Free Estimates. Call 702-273-9500
Jack Dish Plumbing, All Residential Plumbing Service
Repair or Installation, Family Owned/Operated since 1977
24 hours – Lic #57046, 702-283-2320
Badger Plumbing LLC, Lic #0074880
SCA Resident, Senior Discount, 702-423-0906
Butter Plumbing, 24-Hour Service.License #47102,
Bonded/Insured.10% Discount. Call 702-655-5214
SCACAI neither endorses nor promotes any of the
products or services advertised herein and assumes
no responsibility or liability for the statements made.
Sanderson Plumbing, License #0078397.
Very dependable, call 702-610-7236.
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