Lehrer: Change coming, misinformation muddles process in Sun City

Posted 5/24/22

After several months and just a bit of a rocky start, I think we can all agree that there have been a number of improvements as we reach the half-year point.

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Lehrer: Change coming, misinformation muddles process in Sun City


After several months and just a bit of a rocky start, I think we can all agree that there have been a number of improvements as we reach the half-year point.

Dialogue between Recreation Centers of Sun City members and the board of directors continues to improve. The member/board exchange is still a work in process, but I am confident that your input matters and every item and suggestion will be acted upon as appropriate.

Several changes have already been implemented based upon member suggestions and many processes have been started, which in the long run will help to resolve a number of issues.

However, this type of work is incredibly time-consuming, and we must all relax and continue to remember that nothing can be fixed overnight.

The RCSC Ad Hoc Bylaws Committee’s work in underway. While review is progressing along nicely, this group needs dedicated time to brainstorm and debate. There is little to report at this time, but they will continue to formulate recommendations over the summer for presentation to all for consideration and comment.

While transparency is what we’re striving for and we hear your concerns, it is next to impossible to include everyone in every discussion until ideas are formulated and options for solutions have been determined. Please know nothing is being done or decided without review and many hours of discussion. Your input will be requested when the time is right.

Too often misinformation, disinformation, half-truths and fake news muddy the waters, causing turmoil and distress for many. It would be really nice if this could stop. Things are changing, but it takes time. Those who proclaim doom and gloom, insisting there are hidden agendas and secret meetings, should consider the tremendous amount of work that is involved to make such changes.

Your patience and understanding will help the process. The bottom line is you won’t get the right answer if you don’t ask the right question. Taking very statement made by anyone is simply foolish and short-sighted. It’s complicated and we are doing our best to keep everyone informed — when the time is right and we have the answers.

There is always room at the table. If you feel that you have the knowledge and skills required to become an RCSC board director, I encourage you to attend one of the informational sessions that will be conducted Monday, June 6 in the social hall at Lakeview Center, 10626 W. Thunderbird Blvd. There will be two sessions — 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. — with advanced registration required by calling the corporate office at 623-561-4600. Find out what it takes to truly be involved and work to help make a difference instead of just making demands and sometimes unrealistic expectations. Candidate packages can be picked up in person beginning Monday, June 6 and you must present your RCSC member card.

You’re welcome to really get involved, not just comment on your concerns and feelings.

Editor’s Note: Dale Lehrer is Recreation Centers of Sun City board president for 2022.


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