This year-long pandemic has put the skids on most of what life was like in Sun City. But no more!
Now that many of us have or are in the process of having a COVID-19 shot, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is looking to loosen some of the constraints that were imposed on us last year to keep us safe. Does that mean we can let our guard down and ignore social distancing rules or stop wearing a mask? Absolutely not!
But it does mean that we can once again begin thinking about what life will be like again. As part of that process, we at the Sun City Posse would love it if you would put us at the top of your priority list of new activities to investigate and join.
Throughout this pandemic our volunteer staff has not missed a day in its duty to protect you. Yes, we too, have had our share of schedule juggling because of illnesses, but we have continued to remain vigilant in our determination to be here for you.
So now that things are starting to relax as a society, think about becoming a Posse volunteer. We have a rich history of dedicated Posse members who have been part of the Posse for years and many of whom are your neighbors.
One of our patrol volunteers, Vern Hawkins, has been with the Posse since 2003; Vickie Foelsch joined our organization in 2007 and has been a patrol officer, a member of the Posse Board of Governors and an executive officer.
Gene Papineau has been a member since 2008 and is a familiar face in Sun City because he not only did a great job when he was a recruitment officer, but he has also been a patrol officer, member of the Board of Governors and a supply officer.
Susan Klawitter joined in 2013, first as a patrol officer, but now she works as a dispatcher. When you call the Posse, it is her voice you often hear. Barbara Craft joined in 2015 and has been responsible for our Vacation Watch program. She is the go to women when you ask for our patrol officers to keep an eye on your home while you are away.
So don’t take my word for it because it is my job to promote the Posse, but take the word of one your Posse neighbors and ask them what it is like to be a member. If you don’t happen to know a member of the Posse, you will see them as they patrol our streets in our brown and black vehicles; so take the time to stop one and just ask.
Or take a moment and visit our headquarters at 10861 Sunland Drive or our satellite office at Grand Center, 10415 W. Grand Ave., and ask to speak with one of our members. For us, our best advertisement is our members. We like what we do and we ask you to be a part of our family.
Editor’s Note: Diana Graettinger is Sun City Posse public information officer.