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|Movie (Marifold Hotel 2)
|Labor Day (Office Closed)
|HOA Free Social Dance/Class
|Cliff Castle Casino Trip
Two Storms Hit SunBird the Same Day
Monday, August 10th at about 10am a heavy wind storm with a huge cloud of dirt blew through SunBird for about an hour. After that, the storm cleared and the weather returned to a normal hot sunny summer day. Later that evening at about 9pm, a spectacular display of bright lightning and blasting thunder rolled over SunBird followed by another heavy wind storm with gusts 50 - 60 mph causing another dirt storm followed by a heavy quick down pour of rain.
Fortunately for SunBird, the fury of the storm hit one mile North of SunBird knocking over power lines, trees and debris everywhere. The intersection of Cooper and Chandler Heights Roads are closed due to restoration work. Several homes in Sun Lakes and around the Cooper Chandler Heights area have lost electricity and the Chandler airport had a number of parked airplanes flip over and blowing into each other.
After a quick inspection of SunBird early this morning, SunBird had about a half dozen trees blow over, some tree branches broken, a few window screens blow off houses, some patio furniture and other miscellaneous items blown around. Overall, SunBird just missed the wrath of mother nature.
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.
New Swimming Pool OPEN
With a BIG SPLASH
Well over 100 people gathered around the new swimming pool at the clubhouse and from the balconies this morning at 8:00 a.m.
Bill Hook, Planning Committee Chairperson cut the ribbon with a count down and then pushed General Manager, Layne Varney into the water as he also grabbed Bill along the way into the pool causing the BIG SPLASH.
Those in attendance with the music of DJ Jamal all entered the pool to swim, hit beach balls around and enjoyed the cool water. It was quite a fun party!
A GRAND OPENING of the Swimming Pool is scheduled for October 22nd. A full day and night of fun and excitement is being planned. Stayed tuned for details to come.
4:00 to 6:30 p.m.
Thursday Early Bird Special
1$ Off Each Meal
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All regular Thursday night dinners ordered before 4:30 pm will be discounted $1.
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.
We are now officially in Monsoon Season. This time of year we can expect warmer temperatures, heavy winds, thunderstorms, dust storms, rain and WEEDS. Please check your property for weeds on a regular basis, they do pop up overnight. It is much easier to fight weeds with prevention and to stay on top of your weed situation before they get out of hand.
Pre-emergence herbicides are an application to the soil surface that minimizes germinating seeds of both annual and perennial weeds. This application should be applied prior to anticipate flushes of weed emergence, (winter rains or summer monsoons). The pre-emergent chemical, when applied properly, will stop the emergence of most unwanted weeds.
Preventing the weeds from emerging in the first place will not only save you money, but also time. Please plan on scheduling professional regular pre-emergence treatments every six months. This will not only save you time and money, but you, and your neighbors will enjoy your beautiful landscaping all year round ---WEED FREE. You also won’t receive those weed violation notices from the weed witch.
Bonnie Marcus – (Weed Witch)
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.
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!
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.