Club Members Karen Madison & Jan Hodgson playing in the 2021 Margaritaville USA Pickleball National Championships in Indian Wells, CA won the GOLD 🏅 in the Womens 70+: 4.0 bracket.
During this past couple of years, the board set a goal of updating bylaws and appointed an ad hoc committee to come up with a recommended set of bylaws. This committee was comprised of, Colleen Hoeschen (chair), Cindy Golden, Donna Holick, Diana Graham, and Board representative Dave Breault. They presented their product in early 2021. The board has accepted almost 100% of their recommendations but with an eye on efficiency and permanence changed format and created two documents instead of one; bylaws and procedures.
Bylaws are the guiding principles of governing SCPC. They are in place to guide the board’s actions and decision so that as members you will know what to expect. They are basically the architectural framework of the club. Bylaws require the membership receive the proposed change with a minimum of ten days for review which is why they are posted now for the December meeting. We need a quorum and a 51% approval vote to put these bylaws into effect. Once approved they will be on file with the RCSC Clubs Office.
The other document created out of the work of the ad hoc bylaw committee was SCPC Procedures. The bylaw states the principle and the procedures define how it is carried out. For example, there is a bylaw that states: “Sun City Pickleball Club places a premium on safety and will work with RCSC to address safety issues in a prudent and responsible manner.” That’s the framework. There is a corresponding item in procedures that details how that will be done: first aid supplies will be available, requests can be made of any board member, safety training available periodically, etc. Procedures were written so that future boards have a template to work from. They are not items that need club member attention or votes—they are the “how to” part of the job. Procedures can be changed by a board vote. They are placed here for transparency and if you’re running for office, a good thing to look over.
The third item you will find here are SCPC Rules. Upon review we found one page of written rules, all others appear to be historical knowledge. We felt it was time to write them down. We used the written rules, the historical information and also looked towards the future (placing of paddle racks in Marinette, for example) in writing these rules. We have done our best to capture what we think are the best rules to ensure play moves efficiently and fairly. Some rules are dictated by RCSC and club bylaws. The board of directors has the ability to change them through a board vote. This flexibility will ensure that unintended consequences or a better solution can be quickly made. Membership always has the option of contacting the board with suggestions.
We are very appreciative of all the work the bylaw committee has done to further this process. Please thank them when you get a chance.
The image below shows Option 2 on page 10 of the Mountain View Presentation Plans. The pdf is at this link…
All pickleball and tennis courts have been removed from this option.
From RCSC email
Several RCSC Cardholders have requested to view the Mountain View Master Plan prior to the full presentation at the Board of Directors Meeting on Monday, May 10, 2021 at 9am in the Sundial Auditorium.
Ad Hoc Planning Recommendation to the Board – June 2020
Master Plan Drawings Presented to RCSC Board of Directors – May 10, 2021
If you unable to attend this meeting, the presentation will be available on the video of the Board meeting once it is posted. This item will be on the Board meeting agendas again on May 27 and June 14 should members wish to share their thoughts and concerns with Board Directors; however, the presentation will not be made again at those meetings.
The RCSC Board of Directors voted yesterday to allowed escorted guests to use certain outdoor RCSC facilities starting Monday, April 5, 2021.
Guests will be permitted at the following outdoor activities: Bocce, Fishing, Horseshoes, Lawn Bowling, Mini Golf, Pickleball, Softball, Shuffleboard, Tennis, and Walking (Outdoor areas only).
Although delayed, I would like to pass along my heartfelt appreciation to all of my pickleball friends for their ongoing care, concern, and many acts of kindness since my husband’s passing. As we sometimes struggle to face our new reality without him, it is the love and support of our friends, including our pickleball community, that is helping to give me strength and to move forward, however slowly that might seem sometimes. Once again, sending my many sincere thanks and hugs to you all.
Warmest Regards, Jane Powell
Governor Ducey issued Executive Order 2021-05 on Friday, March 5, 2021 which removed capacity restrictions placed on indoor fitness centers. While this Executive Order removes the 25% capacity restrictions for indoor fitness centers and locker rooms, Arizona Department of Health Services’ (ADHS) requirements for face masks, physical distancing, and enhanced sanitization efforts remain in effect.
In response to the latest Executive Order, RCSC has taken steps to open pool and fitness locker rooms, including changing stalls and lockers. Sanitizer is available in each locker room for Cardholder use to sanitize changing benches and lockers. RCSC staff will sanitize lockers each night. Face masks are required in locker rooms except when showering. While all lockers will be available, Cardholders must adhere to the 6 feet physical distancing requirements when accessing lockers when others are in the area.
Please note, Sundial lockers will remain closed as we work to reconfigure the lock system at this location. The current system requires an exchange of keys between Cardholders and RCSC staff which will be eliminated. Additional communication will be provided when this change has been made and lockers are available at this center.
It is important to note that while there is not an imposed capacity limit within the fitness centers, some equipment is not available due to physical distancing restrictions. Most notably, some cardio equipment continues to be made unavailable due to the close proximity of the equipment and limited ability for reconfiguration.
Walking Pool Mask Change
Effective March 10, 2021 (today) face masks will no longer be required in the walking pools at Bell Center and Fairway Center. These walking pools are outdoors and this change makes the face mask rule the same for all pools and spas.
UPDATE 3/5/21 – Event Entrance Correction/Clarification. Please note that the Entrance for this event has been changed. Vehicles will be entering the Sundial parking lot from the south entrance from Boswell Blvd. (NOT 103rd Ave as originally indicated). Please refer to the map for details.
Thanks to the Maricopa County Department of Public Health and Embry Health, there will be a COVID vaccination event in Sun City starting on Tuesday, March 9, 2021 through Monday, March 15, 2021 at the Sundial Recreation Center parking lot located at 14801 N 103rd Ave, Sun City AZ 85351. Please enter from 103rd Avenue.
This will be a drive through event with accommodation for those without a vehicle or golf cart. Everyone MUST have an appointment! Make your appointment by calling 480-376-2170 or via this link:
Please pass the word to Sun City residents without computers to call 480-376-2170 to make their appointment for a COVID vaccination.
UPDATE: When calling 480-376- 2170, select OPTION 5 for ANY COVID 19 matters (not only testing). Hold until you get a live person who will ask if have gotten a link and whether you want help making an appointment online OR if you need help making your appointment during the call.
You can also text to this phone number as an alternative by giving your Name, Date of Birth, and description of the issue you need assistance with and they will respond back to you directly
Please note that RCSC is not able to assist with scheduling appointments. You MUST either use the link below or contact this agency via phone.
The Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) is working hard to get all available doses of the vaccine to Arizonans at state sites, county sites, medical facilities, and long-term care facilities.
Whether you’re just getting started, or gearing up for your second shot, here are a few things to help you navigate the process.
Schedule your appointment: Find locations and make an appointment at azdhs.gov/findvaccine, or you can call the ADHS vaccine hotline at 480-573-0332 TTY: 711; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Make sure you wait for a representative to help you schedule an appointment.
Download this guide for scheduling your vaccine appointment from ADHS for step-by-step instructions on how to create an account and schedule a vaccine appointment.
Cost: You will be able to get the vaccine for $0.
Appointments are required to be vaccinated at any POD (point of dispensing) site.