On Sunday, May 31, Arizona Governor Ducey issued a statewide Declaration of Emergency, including putting in place a daily curfew from 8:00pm to 5:00am, beginning on Sunday, May 31 at 8:00pm and in effect through Monday, June 8 at 5:00am.
In support of this Declaration of Emergency, RCSC will be closing all Recreation Centers, inclusive of all Chartered Club rooms and activities, at 7:00pm from Monday, June 1, through Sunday, June 7. Closing at this time allows RCSC Cardholders and staff the time necessary to safely return home during daylight in compliance with the 8:00pm curfew.
Thank you for your attention to this temporary and unfortunate situation.
We would like to amend the RCSC Rules & Regulations for Phased Re-opening Plan sent to Cardholders yesterday (May 18) with regards to Vulnerable Individuals as it relates to our community.
The statements below are only recommendations. All RCSC Cardholders will need to assess their own health and use facilities at their own risk. Each Cardholder will need to make their own decisions regarding their participation in the use of RCSC facilities.
We hope this clarification helps you to better understand this matter.
CARDHOLDERS SHOULD BE ADVISED OF CDC & EXECUTIVE ORDER RECOMMENDATIONS DURING PHASE ONE & PHASE TWO
All vulnerable individuals are advised to take reasonable steps to continue limiting their time away from their place of residence or property.
Vulnerable individuals are defined as individuals 65 and older and/or individuals with serious underlying health conditions, including high blood pressure, chronic lung disease, diabetes, obesity, asthma, and those whose immune system is compromised such as by chemotherapy for cancer and other conditions requiring such therapy.
Individuals who are symptomatic must stay home.
Individuals who have a fever (100.4 F or higher) must stay home.
Individuals must wash their hands thoroughly and frequently.
RCSC Announces Plans to Re-open Recreational Facilities
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | May 18, 2020
Today the RCSC Board of Directors approved a re-opening plan for the Recreation Centers of Sun City, Inc. which will begin on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 with summer hours* taking effect immediately. The Federal Government published guidelines for “Opening Up America Again” which provided a basic framework for a three-phased approach to re-opening. RCSC has used this framework to develop the plan for re-opening RCSC facilities, offices, events and entertainment. Governor Ducey announced on May 12, 2020 that Arizona was in Phase One and the Stay at Home Order would expire on May 15, 2020.
*Summer hours are Lakeview, Oakmont and Mountain View which will remain open until 8pm Monday-Saturday starting now through Labor Day weekend; all other center hours remain the same.
There is much excitement and anticipation as we start to bring use of the RCSC facilities and activities back into the community that so many enjoy and have missed during this period. The re-opening process will likely involve much tolerance, acceptance and respect from all participants. Your cooperation will help to ensure a smooth transition as we move forward.
Re-opening RCSC facilities will require strict adherence to safety and sanitation protocols during these phases developed by the RCSC Management Team and Board of Directors specific to the facilities and activities offered here in Sun City AZ to ensure the continued well-being of both Cardholders and RCSC employees. Due to the physical distancing requirements, it is imperative that Cardholders realize that admittance to facilities will remain extremely restricted and that no congregating nor waiting for available space to become available will be allowed. Your understanding and cooperation as we deal with these limitations may alter how we proceed going forward through these phases.
Below are the requirements and restrictions which must be adhered to as we proceed through each Phase as we begin the process of re-opening RCSC facilities. Continue reading →
All RCSC Facilities remain closed and all RCSC events & activities are cancelled until further notice (except Golf). Your continued cooperation and understanding is greatly appreciated.
RCSC Management and the Board of Directors are working to finalize the plan for re-opening that coincides with recommendations from the CDC and Arizona Department of Health Services as well as abides by Governor Ducey’s Executive Orders. We anticipate releasing information regarding this matter in the very near future.
Everyone’s heath and well-being remains our top priority and concern during this very difficult time.Continue reading →
Today (May 12, 2020) at 3:30pm Governor Ducey announced that pools and gyms can open tomorrow, May 13, 2020. This is exciting news and RCSC is very anxious to get its facilities re-opened and available to Cardholders.
While RCSC has a re-opening plan, it is certainly not something that can be instituted in less than 24 hours. We recognize that many of you are very anxious to get back into the pools and fitness centers; however, it is vitally important that we are able to do so with the safety and sanitation protocols in place to protect both Cardholders and staff.
Despite the weeks and countless hours we have spent procuring the protective equipment and supplies to do so, we have yet to receive all of these supplies needed to open at this time. Unfortunately it cannot be business as usual since Phase One will require strict physical distancing and sanitizing protocols.
We promise that we will open as soon as possible.
Your cooperation and understanding is much appreciated.
I hope this email finds you well. While I know we are looking forward to getting back to “life as normal,” I thought I would take a moment to bring RCSC Cardholders up-to-date and to clarify a couple of issues.
RCSC Management and the Board of Directors are working to finalize a plan for RCSC’s re-opening that coincides with recommendations from the CDC and Arizona Department of Health Services as well as abiding by Governor Ducey’s Executive Orders. As you may know, our Governor extended the Stay at Home Order through May 15 which includes closure of gyms and pools and we hope to know more very soon. Detailed information regarding RCSC’s re-opening will be forthcoming in the very near future. Continue reading →
Hello Sun City Pickleball Club Members, Well, here it is as we approach the end of April….and the temperature is beginning to hit those triple digits….a bit early this year for those temps …. maybe even some pretty old records will be broken! Keep those water bottles handy!
Some follow up from the last Club memo dated April 2 – more detailed info is listed in that email. Please reread that note if necessary . . . this is the super “update”!
We received some really great news yesterday from Chris Herring (the Assistant General Manager here in Sun City). He expects the 2 sections of bleachers we ordered for courts 2 and 3 to be delivered to Marinette by the end of this week! Yay!! They will be assembled and put in place asap. Very nice, indeed! Bravo to all those involved!!
The Club Shirts/Hats we ordered are in also. This effort took a different path than we originally planned on, but, they are here! Some nice looking sportswear! As things “open up”, there will be a plan put in place to get all this nice looking gear delivered. We all hope this is soon! It would “appear” that there is more meaning to this pickleball term of “patience” than that applied to the “kitchen line”!
Remember, too, to visit our Club Website from time to time – Bill Booth continues to keep our homepage updated with interesting articles members send in and with important information from the RCSC as it develops.
We are all anxious to get our wonderful facilities back open; however, it is evident that this is going to happen one step at a time. President Trump released his three-phase plan at the end of last week. As you know, Governor Ducey issued a Stay at Home Executive Order through April 30, 2020 which may be extended with changes, extended without changes or expire in the coming days. The Governor’s Office told Arizona mayors yesterday that the state will essentially mirror President Trump’s plan to reopen in phases, but that it’s not yet ready to take the first step. State or Regional Gating Criteria (read the guidelines here) must be satisfied before proceeding to phased opening. While RCSC is analyzing the three-phrase opening presented by President Trump, we are not prepared to make any sort of statement about how that might look for RCSC at this time. Continue reading →
Monday, March 16, 2020 Hello SCPC Members, Well, you may already know that the RCSC Board of Directors has put out an email regarding closures and cancellations. The complete notice can be read, if you didn’t see it yet, by going to suncityaz.org, going to the bottom of that page and select sunviews, the next page select press + publications, and then hit 2020 press releases, you will see the entire notification . . . lots of details. [Direct link to the press release…] As for pickleball, tomorrow, Tuesday, March 17, will be the last day the courts are open. The Rec Centers will close that evening until further notice. So, get in some extra play tomorrow. Obviously, everyone is erroring on the side of caution and hopes this COVID-19 passes quietly and quickly. We will share any more news as it develops in the future. Our Club Farewell Dinner, General Membership Meeting and any scheduled events for our Club are cancelled after tomorrow until the schedule resumes!?
The Shirt/Hat orders will be one more day – at Mountain View tomorrow around 11 a.m. We will be able to continue with our current order and we will let everyone know when their order arrives. We will work on our delivery options.
Fun in the Sun Tournament Kevin Overs/Roland Lefebrve – Bronze, Mens Doubles 3.0 55+ 60+ 65+ Bob Keeseker/Bob Thacker – Silver, Mens Doubles 3.0 70+ Congrats guys! The Women’s and Mixed divisions were rained out!
There will be more information as it develops . . . guess it is time to do all those “things” we’ve been putting off while we were playing pickleball!!!