Good evening Sun City Pickleball Club Members, As you may already know, the Rec Centers here in Sun City are reopening! The complete list of guidelines have been posted with the 3 phases outlined for reopening procedures. There are some very specific guidelines you should be aware of as you make your way back onto the courts so please read through them completely! As phase one opens, any current RCSC Card Holding Member (NO GUESTS) may get onto the courts for SINGLES PLAY only as doubles play does not meet the phase one conditions as specified. Please check in as necessary when you get to either Mountain View or Marinette. You will be checking in using your RCSC Card. Be sure to bring any sanitizing products you will need as outlined in phase one as well as any equipment you will need to play. Official Club activities will start again once we reach phase two. We are hoping that the time between phase one and two will be minimal. So, the courts will be open for play as RCSC Card holders . . . singles for now, but, if you are like many of us, any play will be welcomed . . . much better than all that “walking”! As things develop or change we will keep you posted….stay safe! Dave B
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 →
A Special note this Wednesday afternoon, It is with sadness that we just learned of the passing of our friend and long time pickleball club member Sylvia (Syl) Ackerman. Syl was well known to many of our pickleball club members and had been a member of the Sun City Pickleball Club for many, many years. In fact, a picture of her with several of her pickleball friends is in the lobby up at the Marinette Center. All of us who knew her send our best wishes and condolences to her family. A celebration of Syl’s life is being planned for a future date – more information will be shared as these special plans come together.
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 →
Good morning Sun City Pickleball Club Members, I just received a note from Myrna DeBruyne, our Chartered Club Supervisor, that there is a scam going on. Evidently, this “phisher” is using a reference of the RCSC or the name of a Sun City Club, like ours, in asking for gift cards or other forms of remuneration to be sent to various charities. So, please be aware of this possible scam and check out any note of this nature!
A quick thank you to Dan Haberman for putting together this year’s nominating committee of Carol Arinno, Diana Colonna and Joe Gilfillan. Please be in touch with any one of them if you want to get more involved and, possibly, become a Board Member next year…..they are already busy!!!!
And, those of you who ordered shirts/hats and are still in Sun City, or may be coming back this summer, you might consider contacting either Frank Spina or myself and we will try to arrange a time for you to pick up your merchandise. No problem otherwise, though, I have all the shirts/hats stored safely until a better time comes about.
The Sun City Pickleball Club would like to thank all our sponsors and vendors that helped to make our tournament season a success.
Those sponsors are Aetna Medicare Solutions, Franklin Sports, Spooner Physical Therapy, Pickleball Marketplace, Health and Wellness Botanicals, Fine Insurance Group, Jolt Therapy Tool, Pickleball Bling, My Home Group — Karyn Nelson, Tennis Cabana, Sweet Spot Skirts, Paddletek, Air Relax Arizona, Selkirk, Gearbox, Onix, Dinking Divas and Hat Saver.
Good afternoon SCPC Members, Here it is May 1st already! So different not seeing everyone playing on the courts each day. As you have read inprevious emails, there are many things still happening during this “shut down” time. Several committees are still functioning as best they can considering the difficulty in getting together. As stated in our Club Bylaws, there must be a nominating committee appointed in consideration of next year’s Board elections. There are so very many talented/knowledgeable members in this wonderful pickleball club! Each year our Club Board is elected by the general membership at the annual meeting….maybe this is the year (next) that you would like to become more involved. Our nominating committee members are Carol Arinno, Diana Colonna, and Joe Gilfillan . . . so, please them know you would like to get more involved! Thank you Carol, Diana, and Joe. Board members can serve for 3 years in succession – as you know, many current Board Members have served for more than one year! A testament to the great job they continue to do! Bravo, current Board Members!
I hope you saw that very impressive “flyby” today in supporting all our first line responders!!! Very well done!! Thank you!
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.