RCSCW officials update community on masks, face shields

GM, board president on 103.1 FM radio

Posted 7/13/20

Sun City West Rec Center Show on 103.1 FM host Gary Cohen continues talking to Recreation Centers of Sun City West officials on-air, keeping the community updated.

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RCSCW officials update community on masks, face shields

GM, board president on 103.1 FM radio

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Sun City West Rec Center Show on 103.1 FM host Gary Cohen continues talking to Recreation Centers of Sun City West officials on-air, keeping the community updated.

RCSCW officials stated in a press release July 2 face shields are not an adequate substitute for face masks. The release referenced an increase in the number of people choosing to wear face shields rather than masks.

RCSCW General Manager Bill Schwind said with the new executive order regarding masks, shields were not really identified.

“We are leaning on the side of safety and mandating if you are within six feet of someone else, please wear a mask,” he said.

Mr. Schwind reiterated the compliance within club facilities and pools.

RCSCW Governing Board President George Kuchtyak also joined the radio show, asking all owner-members to wear masks.

“We wear masks for everyone else we come in contact with and it’s a point of respect saying I am wearing one to respect you,” he explained.

Mr. Schwind provided feedback on the Kuentz Recreation Center, 13800 W. Deer Valley Drive, projects and club room expansions, saying the walls are close to 75 percent complete and the new plaza and parking lot are underway. Additionally, Memo’s at the sports pavilion is getting the gas line put in and is also on pace.

Mr. Cohen asked about the financial health of the community.

“Our reserve fund is at about a 40 percent rate or a little bit higher than that. If we look 10-20 years ahead, we are on a pretty good track making sure revenues will be there when it’s time to react. And maintain this place and there’s a pretty high loft there and we aim to meet that. Financially we are in a pretty good spot,” Mr. Schwind said.

The annual memberships dues increased July 1 $17 and is now $497 per year.

Looking ahead, the governing board will meet 9 a.m. Wednesday-Thursday, July 15-16 at the R.H. Johnson Recreation Center social hall, 19803 R.H. Johnson Blvd., for governing board training, where several important topics will be discussed. Mr. Schwind said the goals of Mr. Kuchtyak will be married to the board’s and worked into the administrative structure to carry those out.

Reporter Jennifer Jimenez can be reached at jjimenez@newszap.com or follow her on Twitter @SCW_Independent.

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