New Swimming Pool Concreted
The pool construction work is progressing well. The new restroom, pool equipment room and ramada over the new Jacuzzi is under construction.
The new artistic deck paver installation will begin shortly taking about three weeks. The construction work has had various stages of inspections along the way and is on schedule and within budget.
The pool is expected to be competed in August.
NEW SUNBIRD PATROL CHIEF NAMED
Ray Taylor was the Patrol Chief for nearly seven years at SunBird and has recently retired in May. His dedication and leadership in SunBird is greatly appreciated.
After reviewing over 50 applications and interviewing, Thomas Catri was hired as the new SunBird Patrol Chief.
Thomas has over 16 years of security and supervisory experience. We welcome him to this position and look forward to his leadership role and excitement in SunBird.
Many of the Texas Sage and other bushes in the landscape common areas have become oversized as they have matured over the years.
These bushes need to be trimmed significantly to allow them to continue their natural growth cycle. After trimmed, the bushes will be revitalized and grow quickly.
Some trees have also become overgrown and pose a potential safety hazard. These trees will be removed when the landscape contractors begin the pruning early in May.
When you submit your ACC Application for approval, please remember that if you are painting your house or trim, you will need to provide us with the paint colors.
All other work with concrete, patios, driveways, additions, etc., a diagram with dimensions must be included. We will also need to see samples of materials such as blocks, stone, awning fabrics, etc. The ACC Guidelines are on the Documents page of this website for you to view as needed.
All ACC Permits must be submitted a minimum of two weeks before approval will be given. The committee presently meets every two weeks. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Bonnie Marcus at 802-4901.
A Humming Good Time!
Humming Birds taking a break from the heat finding refuge in the shade and drinking water from the fountains at the Main Entrance to the Clubhouse.
Catch & Release
Earlier this year with donations, about 600 bluegill fish were stocked in the lake at the clubhouse.
Fishing is welcome by SunBird residents and their guests. The fishing restriction is “catch and release”. Please use barbless hooks when fishing to make it easier to release any fish caught and allow the fish to contnue live in the lake. Thank you.
BEST PARTY EVER!!!
The Luau held April 30th was arguably the biggest and best party SunBird has ever had with over 350 in attendance.
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The roasted pig, chicken and all the fixings prepared by our food and beverage staff were excellent.
Click on the Gallery link in the navigation bar above to see a movie of the event!
The live music provided by the “Royal Islanders” throughout the evening as well as the hula and fire dancers were fabulous.
The firemen from station #10 on McQueen Rd. were invited and in attendance.
The highlight of the night was the countdown of the draining of the swimming pool.
The crowd all around the pool and balconies of the clubhouse watched as the firemen blasted their fire hose 100 plus feet over the entire pool area and into the lake for a spectacular scene as everyone cheered. We want to thank ALL the many people involved to make this such an exciting and fun filled night no one will ever forget.
Springfield Lap Swimming
The Springfield Community has offered SunBird residents the use of their swimming pools this summer while the SunBird clubhouse pool is under construction.
Both swimming pools are open from 5:30 am to 10 pm each day. Springfield has allowed one SunBird water aerobics group to meet Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. to exercise. The rest of the time is for open swim and not for any other organized events.
To enter Springfield, please use the McQueen Road entrance between Riggs Road and Hunt Highway. Check in at the gate house by showing your SunBird ID card to the Patrol officer.
We appreciate Springfield for this gracious offer and want to be respectful to all residents by following the rules.
Sunday breakfast buffet is now available each Sunday for $8.50. For lighter diners we will now be offering a small list for order off the menu.
Horizon Room is open for Sunday breakfast at 8:00 am until 12:00 noon. We look forward to seeing you.
4:00 to 6:30 p.m.
Go to the Restaurant page to view the menus for Thursday Dinners. Click here for the menu.
Thursday Early Bird Special
1$ Off Each Meal
All regular Thursday night dinners ordered before 4:30 pm will be discounted $1.
Spirit Day will be celebrated each Tuesday in the Horizon Room.
Each Tuesday will have its own theme, Dress the part. Check in the Horizon Room at 11:30 a.m., Judging begins at 12 noon. Judges choice and peoples choice winners receive a Free Lunch.
Come join the fun and participate or just come see the costumes and dress up and be part of the audience choice.
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BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETINGS
No Summer Workshop
No Summer Meeting
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Member at Large
Member at Large
Member at Large
Revenues & Expenses
SUNBIRD HOME SALES
March and April SunBird home sales increased dramatically.
March through June SunBird home sales increased dramatically this year. 17 home sales in March, 19 home sales in April, 15 home sales in May, and 12 for the month of June. This totals 63 home sales over the last four months. SunBird only has 18 listed homes with 5 of them pending sale at this time.
Home values are also beginning to appreciate in value. If you’re looking to buy in SunBird, you’d better act quick and become part of a great place to live.
SCAM & IDENTITY
Courtney Bennett of the Arizona Attorney General’s Office visited SunBird and made an awesome presentation on ways to help protect against scams and identity theft.
Here is a summary of some of the items addressed at this meeting. The best rule of thumb is “If it sounds too good to be true, it is”. If you did not purchase a ticket or participate in a lottery and you receive notice of winning but need to pay money first or cash check first before receiving the full amount, it’s a scam.
“Spoof” emails are being sent; these are emails that have the logo and appearance of real companies stating you're delinquent or they need further personal information from you. If in question, contact the company directly by using other contact routes other than the ones provided in the “spoof” email.
The IRS will not call you or send emails to you if they need to contact you. The IRS will contact you by postal mail. When making payments online use credit cards and not debt cards. Better yet purchase a prepaid credit card to minimize the amount of potential theft. When making payments online always look for the “https” in the browser address. The “s” means secure and a picture of a lock.
To minimize telephone soliciting please either visit https://www.donotcall.gov/
or call 1(888) 382-1222. Charities, politicians, and government agencies do not have abide by the “do not call” list.
Monitor your credit activity, visit www.annualcreditreport.com Arizona has organized a group called Taskforce Against Senior Abuse (TASA) to help with any questions or concerns of identity theft or scams. TASA can be contact at (602) 542-2124 or http://www.tsa.gov/ We thank Courtney for visiting SunBird and excellent presentation.
SMALL SWIM POOL
The Small Swimming Pool recently underwent a makeover. New decor, paint, and plants in colorful pots as well as some benches were added.
This improvement was designed to bring more color and appeal to this facility. Thank you to all who helped make this possible!