I believe the Recreation Centers of Sun City meeting on Sept. 20 was like one long Peanuts cartoon.
You know, where Charlie, Linus and Lucy are “listening to the adults” in the room and all they hear is WAH-WAH-WAH-WAH. In this case, we the owner-members were the wah-wahs while Charlie and Co. sat on the stage “listening” and doing exactly what was their intention from the start.
We were blatantly patronized. The meeting was designed to be a show of force. Last time, we got two plain clothes cops. This time, we got three in uniform. One was a K-9!
What is this? We need dogs to round us up? The officer did not have the dog with him, but was dressed in camo with K-9 stamped across his chest. Tragically laughable when you think of K-9s being released to round up a bunch of “rowdy” seniors. The last time I was “rowdy” I broke a hip!
We all got our say for well over an hour and then they went ahead and did what they said they were going to do in the first place. Even with shocking admissions from board members that only one of them had even laid eyes on the plans for the project for which this “special meeting” was called! I can just see them high-fiving each other as they ran out the back door.
Shameful? You bet! We were treated like sheeple and that’s what they got in return. Shame on us; shame on them.
We will meet again. 9 a.m. sharp Thursday, Sept. 30 at Sundial. Please come prepared to question their motives in canceling the annual meeting and also to award themselves carte blanch when it comes to honoring procedure. Who among us is not familiar with Roberts Rules of Order? Many of us got it as early as sixth-grade civics class.
Please bring with you a hanky-sized patch of blue cloth with you to show solidarity with our movement to force accountability that they listen and (even occasionally) act on our advice.
The Sept. 20 “special meeting” was designed to take the wind out of our sails. Don’t be fooled. We are fighting for the spirit of Sun City! Let’s overwhelm them with humanity. Thank you for reading.