Totten: Set to run for RCSC board in Sun City

Posted 9/1/22

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Totten: Set to run for RCSC board in Sun City


I am responding to your article (“Candidate searches still on in Sun City,” Sun City Independent, Aug 24, 2022).

I have decided to run for the 2023 Recreation Centers of Sun City Board of Directors. I am anxious to take this step forward.

After the re-introduction of the member/board exchanges this year, it’s been invigorating to watch the community begin to take a part in our governance again.  Back in January when Director Allen Lenefsky asked for a 90-day moratorium on any decision making for the renovation/destruction of Mountain View Center, I took it upon myself to canvass several of the streets surrounding the existing center to chat with those who would be most affected by the renovation of the center.

I enjoyed hearing their stories of the closeness of the neighborhoods there, the sports that they participate in and their love of “their” unique pool. I was surprised to learn that I was the first person to walk the streets, going door-to-door, to get their opinions.

I’m looking forward to meeting and talking with many of the members who make up neighborhoods in our community. Whether you’ve only been here six days, six months or six years (or more), I want to hear from you. I want to become the candidate known for standing up for the members and self-governance while assuring them that I will meet my fiduciary responsibility to the corporation. I want to become known as the candidate who will use my voice to discuss the history of Sun City and how it ties into our community today. I want to become known as the candidate who believes in bringing back some of the successful clubs/committees from past years that benefit members. And I want to become known as the candidate that understands that I don’t always have to be right and will admit if I am wrong.

I’ve picked up my candidate packet and am currently looking for 100 signatures that will qualify me to run. Because I want to meet you in a less structured environment than an RCSC board meeting, I will be at the Fairway Center, 10600 W. Peoria Ave., in the lobby Wednesday, Aug. 31 and Sept. 7. This will enable me to have face time with you, get to know who is supporting me, answer what questions you might have and hear your concerns. Please stop by and say “hi.”

I will also be at the member/board exchange 9 a,m. Monday, Sept. 12 at the Sundial Center auditorium, 14801 N. 103rd Ave., and I hope you will be there, too. Some of the topics of interest that may arise are golf (allowing non-members access to the amenities that we members pay for), Best Friends Dog Club’s request to have an indoor facility so they can work with their fur babies all year and progress on the review/revision of the bylaws, as created Jan. 27.

In a commentary in your paper (“Analysis, paralysis and Mountain View,” Sun City Independent, June 22, 2022), the president of our board of directors stated that the train has left the station. Well, my train is just getting started for an incredible journey. Please come along for the ride! All Aboard!!

Jean Totten

Sun City

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