Totten: Important dates coming up in Sun City

Posted 11/10/22

Some important dates to remember are fast approaching.

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Totten: Important dates coming up in Sun City


Some important dates to remember are fast approaching.

The first was Nov. 7 at the Sundial Center, 14801 N. 103rd Ave., for the monthly member/board exchange, but there will be more opportunities like this. The format of these monthly meetings is turned over to the members for our thoughts, questions and statements. This would be the place for you to voice your opinion on anything related to the board of directors, the budget, Best Friends Dog Club, praise for one of our volunteer groups, sports activities, meeting hours for members, etc.

The next is 9 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 17 (early due to Thanksgiving holiday) at Sundial, the more formal monthly board meeting. At this meeting, members are only allowed to speak on agenda items. Please try to attend one of these meetings before going to the “polls” to vote for the candidate of your choice. Absentee ballots are available by contacting the Corporate Office at Lakeview Center, 10626 W. Thunderbird Blvd., 623-561-4600. Online voting started Nov. 7 through the Recreation Centers of Sun City web portal, and in-person voting begins 8 am on Tuesday, Dec. 13 at Lakeview social hall No. 2. It ends promptly at 4 p.m.

I am one of seven candidates running for the RCSC Board of Directors and would like to share with you some of my thoughts about what I stand for —
commitment, cooperation, communication and change
I commit to ensure that if elected, I will do my best to work with my fellow board members to set goals, define roles, encourage membership communication encourage board cooperation and follow the mission and vision of the corporation.

I commit to a return to a sense of community and self-governance by and for members and commit to welcome the expertise of the members who live here while ensuring that all board members are included in process and decisions.
I commit to better communication and education for all members that will hopefully lead to increased participation as members see how valued they are and, most importantly, I commit to immediately do anything that I can to improve our outdated technology so data can be collected that is necessary for both management and the board to make better choices for our members and our future members and to shore up our security at our recreation centers to keep us safe.

Some of the changes that I would like to see include video taping of all committee meetings to be posted on our YouTube channel. Posting of all important documents needed by the membership to make educated decisions. Cooperate with our partners at Sun City Home Owners Association and the Posse and take on the leadership role in our community. Incorporate “no idea is a bad idea” workshops and forums so the entire membership can share thoughts about what they can see for Sun City now and in the future.

Who knows what ideas we can come up with — a community center, “the Members Place” where members can meet to play a game of Scrabble or Trivial Pursuit, buy a cup of coffee and a pastry, sit and read the paper or their book, read about the history of Sun City, invite an elderly neighbor to join you and help them combat loneliness, kibbitz with other members, create a habitat of safeness, create riding or walking paths throughout the neighborhood and how about a snack bar at several of our pools so one could indulge in an ice cream bar on a hot day. We are blessed to live here and what better way to share our blessings than with each other.

Thank you for the opportunity to tell you how I feel. Don’t forget to vote!

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