11/20 Thurs, Dinner Horizon rm
11/20 Thurs, “I Love Lori” Show
11/21 Fri, Bingo
11/22 Sat, Free Dance
11/27 Thurs, Thanksgiving Feast Horizon Rm
11/28 Fri, “Yesterday Once More” Show
11/30 Sun, Canadian Grey Cup
For more information, please visit the Activities page of this website.
SunBird Canadian Club
The SunBird Canadian Club presents The Grey Cup on Sunday November 30, 2014 from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the SunBird Ballroom.
Cost is $5 per person and includes snacks, burgers, salad and dessert. Please RSVP to Susan McMillan at (480) 745-2162 or email to msmcmillan@rogers. Com We Need Your Help!
We Need You Help!
This summer has produced an abundance of weeds on properties within SunBird due to amount of recent rainfall. The ACC makes attempts to notify homeowners when the weeds become unsightly, however, with the number of homes where weeds are present, it is difficult for the ACC to address every one. Therefore, we rely on the homeowners, HOA maintenance and the golf course to inspect their areas and not only spray the weeds but remove them.
Weeds that have been sprayed and are still visible can have similar negative appearance as live weeds. We try to keep our community as neat as possible and we need the help of all concerned to accomplish this. It is recognized that there are homes that are for sale, and homes that are in foreclosure where it is difficult to have any contact with the owners. More
Road To The Vote
The Homeowners of SunBird Golf Resort will be asked to vote on amendments to the CC&Rs in January, 2015. Each amendment will be voted on separately.
In order to ensure everyone has an opportunity to understand the issues, a different amendment is being addressed each month in the SunBird News. This month we will discuss fees charged to first time home buyers in SunBird. More
Heavy Rain at SunBird
In the early morning hours on Monday September 8th, SunBird received nearly 5.5” of rain within 6 hours.
This amount of rain is typically our annual rainfall. Due to the heavy rain and flooding, many sections of the freeways were closed and some schools and businesses were also closed due to staff not being able to arrive at work.
At SunBird, the golf course is also a water retention area to hold rain water. Many sections of the golf course were filled to capacity with rain water not allowing any more from the roads to flow into it. Some sections of roads in SunBird were nearly 2’ deep in water.
SunBird’s water retention areas are also filled to capacity creating additional lakes in SunBird. With the wet ground, we can expect and have already had additional trees fall over due to the narrow root systems of these desert trees.
More pictures can be found on the Gallery Page.
2013 Revenue & Expenses
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Come to the Horizon Room for the Thanksgiving Feast Thursday, November 27 from 11am-2pm.
This will be a buffet with fresh sliced turkey, sliced ham, mashed potatoes and gravy, sweet potatoes, corn, cranberry sauce, rolls, pecan or pumpkin pie with whipped cream, apple cider and tea.
Tickets are now on sale in the Horizon Room. Advance purchase of tickets is required with the deadline of November 21. $15 per person.
New Years Eve
Welcome the New Year by Celebrating at SunBird in the ballroom to music by "Mood Swings 2.0".
Hor-D'Oeuvres, Divine Decorations, Champagne Toast and Party Favors.
Wednesday, December 31, from 8:30 pm to 12:30 pm. Doors open @ 7:30 pm. $40 per SunBird Resident, $50 per Guest
Farewell Marion Patterson
Click on invitation below for details!
and Informational Meeting
Thank you for the great attendance at the meetings, we averaged around 85 residents. These have been excellent meetings learning about the latest events, answering questions and socializing with neighbors.
We will resume the Information Meetings in October. Have a safe summer!
Appetizers in the Horizon Room
Come try out our appetizers in the Horizon Room served Monday, Wednesday and Fridays 2 - 6pm. Karaoke Fridays 2 - 8pm.
With the kitchen open for appetizers, please do not bring your own snacks on these days. Chicken wings, celery & carrot sticks, chicken tenders, fried zucchini, jalapeno poppers, mozzarella sticks, fries with the option of cheese and or chili, chili and beans and hot dogs. Come out for a great time. Everyone is welcome.
Sunday breakfast buffet is now available each Sunday for $8.50. For lighter diners we will now be offering a small list for order off the menu.
Horizon Room is open for Sunday breakfast at 8:00 am until 12:00 noon. We look forward to seeing you
4:00 to 6:30 p.m.
Go to the Restaurant page to view the menus for November Thursday Dinners. Click this link for the menu.
Thursday Dinner Early Bird Special
1$ OFF EACH MEAL
Beginning this Thursday November 20th, all regular Thursday night dinners ordered before 4:30 pm will be discounted $1.
SunBird Food and Beverage
Visions & Goals
Earlier this year, a Food and Beverage committee was appointed consisting three of the Board of Directors, Gordon Lee, Leo Buries, Jean Pritchard and General Manager Layne Varney. The objective was to study and analyze the operation for improvements. The committee has met several times over the past four months to accomplish these objectives.
Board Meeting Notices
Board of Director Meetings
Monday, 11/10 at 1:00 p.m.
Monday, 11/24 at 6:00 p.m.
2014 Board of Directors
President - Gordon Lee
Vice President - Leo Buries
Treasurer - Delores Brown-
Member at Large - Jean Pritchard
Member at Large - Marlene Scartozzi
Member at Large - Chuck Warren
December Board Meeting Change
The Board of Directors will not be meeting as scheduled December 22 at 6:00 pm due to a number of conflicts. The Board will keep its’ Planning Workshop Meeting December 8 at 1:00pm and take care of any business at that meeting as needed.
Board of Director Elections
The seven member Board of Directors will have three Directors who’s three year terms will be expiring the end of this year leaving three vacancies on the Board.
Five SunBird homeowners have expressed interest to serve on the Board and have will be candidates for these vacant positions. This issue of the SunBird news has their names, pictures and a statement about each candidate. You can click on the candidate pictures below to read their statements. The candidates also will be present at SunBird Community Day Wednesday, November 5 at the clubhouse from 11 am – 2 pm if you would like to meet them personally.
2015 Board Candidates
||Click on a picture to read resume
The Elections Committee has asked each of the candidates several questions regarding SunBird. The questions and answers of all the candidates will be compiled into a packet first be available for hand out at Community Day.
The Ballots for voting will be mailed early November to each SunBird homeowner with a deadline return date of December 15. December 16 the Elections Committee will meet to verify and tally the votes. Please take time to get to know each of the candidates and most of all, please vote. If you have any questions, please contact the office at (480) 802-4901.
2015 SunBird Budget Approved
The 2015 SunBird operational budget was approved with $2,153,860 revenue, $1,845,360 expense, transfers into the Reserve Fund of $194,500, Capital Improvement Fund $89,775 and the Special Projects Fund $24,225.
The annual assessments will increase 3.6% ($30) from $820 to $850. $10 of this increase from each home will be added to the funding of the Reserve Fund savings account.
Clubhouse Pool Reconfiguration
At the September 22, 2014 SunBird HOA board meeting the Board of Directors approved a Reconfiguration Pool Project designed to increase the size of our existing swimming pool at the clubhouse. There will be a section of the new pool dedicated for swimming use at all times, along with an adjoining activities pool section that will be used for volleyball, aerobics, lap swimming, and more.
Additionally, a new restroom, 2nd shower, enlarged spa, ADA chair lifts in the pool and spa, 3-15’ shade umbrellas, new deck tile, and more will be added. More
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SunBird Holiday Hours
11/27/14 (Thursday) Thanksgiving Day
12/24/14(Wednesday) Christmas Eve close at noon
12/25/14 (Thursday) Christmas Day
12/31/14 (Wednesday) New Year’s Eve close at noon
01/01/15 (Thursday) New Year’s Day