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Heywood: RCSC board loses standing for Sun City reader

Posted 7/29/21

As a resident of Sun City for the last 12 years, I have grown to respect the Recreation Centers of Sun City Board of Directors for the way they worked hard to maintain and enhance our facilities while keeping a watchful eye on the cost of doing so.

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Heywood: RCSC board loses standing for Sun City reader

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As a resident of Sun City for the last 12 years, I have grown to respect the Recreation Centers of Sun City Board of Directors for the way they worked hard to maintain and enhance our facilities while keeping a watchful eye on the cost of doing so.

Unfortunately, the events of the last weeks have stained my views of the current board and severely reduced my respect.

I am referring to the banishment of a board member during a June 25 closed-door board meeting. The board member in question, Karen McAdam, was elected to the board in a democratic election in 2020. It appears that we all have a say about who can join the board of directors but no say on who remains there. 

The explanation given (“McAdam gets boot from board,” Sun City Independent, July 7, 2021), and I quote, “Ms. McAdam was accused of  being in a conflict of interest because of her participation in pickleball during a discussion of the plans for the new Mountain View Center.”

As an active participant in a number of clubs in Sun City, my view is that if you do not have a conflict of interest in matters relating to our recreation facilities, you are wasting your life living in a community that offers so much.

One passionate board member cannot control events in a group of nine. If the board cannot accept comments that disagree with their own narrow minded  opinions, they should quit the board and join the Gestapo where failing to fall in line with party policy is strictly forbidden.

Richard Heywood

Sun City

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