Montecito Outdoor Pool and Spa Deck Maintenance

The Montecito Clubhouse Outdoor Pool and Spa will be closed on Wednesday, May 22 and Thursday, May 23 to re-coat several areas where the top color-coat has chipped off from the pool deck.

During this period, the Santa Rosa Clubhouse’s Pool/Spa and the Montecito Fitness Center’s Indoor Pool/Spa will remain open for residents and guests.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

For more information, please contact the Facilities Maintenance Department at 760-345-4349 ext. 2401.

Flag Notification

Fly the United States Flag at Half-Staff on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 in Honor of Peace Officers Memorial Day

Proclamation on Peace Officers Memorial Day and Police Week, 2019

On Peace Officers Memorial Day and throughout Police Week, we express our unending gratitude to our Nation's law enforcement officers.  Those brave men and women selflessly confront danger to protect our families and defend our communities.  We also honor those in blue who have been killed or disabled in the line of duty.  We are especially mindful of the tremendous sacrifices of the 106 heroes who laid down their lives last year while protecting their communities.

My Administration is working on several fronts to enhance the health and safety of our Nation's law enforcement officers.  The Department of Justice (DOJ) continues to promote initiatives that provide funding for bulletproof vests, active shooter training, the National Blue Alert System, and other programs that bolster the physical and mental health of those who protect us.  We are making surplus military equipment available to law enforcement agencies.  We are implementing the Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act, which I signed into law last year, to improve the delivery of and access to mental health and wellness services.  And when tragedy does strike, DOJ's Public Safety Officers' Benefits Program stands ready and able to assist the families of the fallen and catastrophically injured.

The best way we can support law enforcement is to reduce violence crime.  My Administration has secured $50 million in funding for one of the most effective crime prevention strategies in America, the Project Safe Neighborhoods initiative.  This results-based and data-proven initiative is reducing violent crime nationwide by leveraging local law enforcement and community partnerships, along with strategic enforcement efforts, to arrest the most violent criminals in the most violent locations.  Through the combined efforts of all levels of law enforcement, violent crime in our country is falling.

Our Nation's law enforcement officers serve with courage, dedication, and strength.  They fearlessly enforce our laws, even at the risk of personal peril, safeguarding our property, our liberty, and our lives.  We owe them, and their families, our full and enduring support.

By a joint resolution approved October 1, 1962, as amended (76 Stat. 676), and by Public Law 103-322, as amended (36 U.S.C. 136-137), the President has been authorized and requested to designate May 15 of each year as "Peace Officers Memorial Day" and the week in which it falls as "Police Week."

NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim May 15, 2019, as Peace Officers Memorial Day and May 12 through May 18, 2019, as Police Week.  In humble appreciation of our hardworking law enforcement officers, Melania and I will light the White House in blue on May 15.  I call upon all Americans to observe Peace Officers Memorial Day and Police Week with appropriate ceremonies and activities.  I also call on the Governors of the States and Territories and officials of other areas subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, to direct that the flag be flown at half-staff on Peace Officers Memorial Day.  I further encourage all Americans to display the flag from their homes and businesses on that day.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this tenth day of May, in the year of our Lord two thousand nineteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-third.


SCSH to Hold a Silent Auction

The information in the May issue of The View is incorrect, we apologize for any confusion.

The HOA will be conducting a Silent Auction to clear out the furniture at the Montecito Clubhouse, as we get ready to begin the remodeling of the clubhouse.

The Silent Auction begins, Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 3:00 PM. Stop by the Montecito Clubhouse to view the available furniture, accessories, and paintings, which are up for auction. Each available item has a numbered sticker on it.

Process to Enter a Bid:

Identify which items you would like to put a bid on and fill out your bid in the auction booklet at the Lifestyle desk.

Bids will continue to be accepted until the Silent Auction ends, Friday, May 10, 2019 at 4:00 PM. No bids will be taken after 4:00 PM.

Homeowners will be notified by telephone of their winning bids on Friday evening, May 10, 2019.

All items must be picked-up no later than Monday, May 13, 2019 by 4:00 PM. Furnishings left after 4:00 PM will be donated immediately.

Any questions regarding the Silent Auction should be directed to the Lifestyle Desk at (760) 345-4349 ext. 2120.

Photos of Items:

Submitted by Erin Smith, IAC Chair

Spring Cleaning

Beginning Monday, April 8, 2019, a dumpster will be placed behind the north-east corner of the Montecito Clubhouse.

Residents may use this dumpster to dispose of extra trash from spring cleaning. Please do not dump furniture, umbrellas, or anything other than trash. If furniture or large items continue to be dumped, the service will stop and the dumpster will be removed.

Please do not use any other dumpster.

The dumpster will be available until Friday, May 31, 2019.

This service has been discontinued.

Santa Rosa Fitness Area Closure on March 27

Exciting News!

Santa Rosa Fitness Center is welcoming new cardio equipment on Wednesday, March 27. The fitness center will close at 10:00 AM and reopen Thursday, March 28 at 6:00 AM.

We invite you to work out at Montecito Fitness Center during this time.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Fitness Department

Santa Rosa Parking Lot Closure 3/23

The Santa Rosa parking lot will close at 10:00 PM on Friday, March 22 in preparation for the 2019 Car Show and will reopen at approximately 1:00 PM on Saturday, March 23.

Very limited parking, including handicap parking, will be available on the east side in front of the golf pro shop. Parking is allowed on Sun City Blvd during this time.

Join us for a fun afternoon at the Car Show on Saturday morning from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM!

President’s Message: Catering Item Postponed

Kim Fuller

Good morning residents,

Many of you know the Board is considering changes to the Catering policy which might affect some of the Charter Clubs or Resident Groups in how they provide food/beverages for their events. This discussion among the Committee, staff, and Board members has been in process for about one year. The Board planned to discuss this issue in the Board meeting on Monday. Given the many comments from different representatives from the Charter Clubs and Resident Groups, I am postponing that item till the meeting in April. I think it would be prudent to meet with representatives of the Charter Clubs and Resident Groups a little more to discuss the current policy, concerns, and alternatives. I will be sending out a notice to all the Charter Clubs and Resident Groups inviting them to send a representative to this meeting. If your Club or Group currently uses Shadows for all catering needs, you would not be affected by any proposed policy changes so you may choose not to attend. All Clubs and Groups are welcome to attend the meeting but just want you to know so if your Club or Group is not affected, you might not want to come to a meeting that has no impact on you at this time.

I am writing this to everyone now so if you planned on attending the Board meeting on Monday specifically to speak about this item, it will not be on the agenda. You are still welcome to attend the meeting and speak about any item during the open forum including this item if you so desire.

If you have any questions, please let me know.

Have a great day and hopefully we will see many of you on Monday.

Thank you,
Kim Fuller

Ave 40 Gate Entry Closure

The Avenue 40 south entry gate into Phase 2 will be closed Thursday, March 21 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM for street maintenance and repairs. Please use the Monroe or Jefferson gates during this time.

For information, please contact the Facilities Maintenance Department: 760-345-4349 ext. 2401

We apologize for any inconvenience.


Fitness Update – February 25

Good health is more than just exercise and diet. It’s a mental attitude we have about ourselves. Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being. At times we might be thrown off balance by an unexpected chain of events. During this time it is important to set aside a few minutes a day to reflect, meditate and be in contact with nature.

Here are a few things you can do to restore balance:

  • Attend a gentle yoga or Tai-Chi class;
  • Take a walk out in nature and pay attention to your breathing (walking meditation);
  • Practice breathing techniques prior going to bed;
  • Take a warm shower before bed time to bring body temperature to normal;
  • Sip tea that doesn’t contain caffeine such as chamomile, hibiscus, peppermint, and ginger. Herbal coffee tea (this tea contains maca powder, dandelion root, and chicory root; it’s caffeine-free and a deep and invigorating coffee alternative for morning time);
  • Rub a little essential oil such as lavender oil on your temple;
  • Turn all electronics completely off or fully cover the little lights in the room from the TV or cell phone that interfere with our REM sleep. Aim for seven to nine hours of sleep each night and wake up joyful.

Practice these restorative methods on a consistent basis to regain balance and wake up feeling energized, revitalized and rested!

Fitness Instructor Highlight: Marlena Santiago

Our community is fortunate to have 15 unique, talented, knowledgeable, and crafted instructors that share their passion with their class participants. This week we acknowledge Marlena Santiago, a true team player. She is innovative and passionate about all her classes, and the queen of Halloween Costumes! ☞ Click Here to Read More About Marlena

Upcoming  Activities & Events:

  • Fitness Survey: Assisted Pull-up/Chin Dip MachineClick Here
  • Fitness Advisory Committee: Email your comments and suggestions! ☞
  • Wellness Hour Recorded InterviewClick Here to Watch
  • Health and Wellness Lecture:  Wednesday, March 6 at 4:00 PM. Nutrition & Aging: The Benefits of an Anti-Inflammatory Diet.” Join Registered Dietitian Nicole Napientek from Desert Care Network and learn the benefits of a well-balanced diet. ☞ Click Here for Details
  • Early Spring Special in Bloom: For the months of March and April, receive a 10% discount on Reformer Pilates packages. This offer is for first time participants. ☞ Click Here for Details.

Remember to check for any fitness class cancellations

Committed to your well-being,

Water Outage

2:34 PM – There is currently a water outage at the Santa Rosa Clubhouse. Clubhouse restrooms are closed until further notice.

2:39 PM – The water outage affects all of Phase 3. Indio Water Authority is aware of the problem and are working to restore service as soon as possible.

2:59 PM – Water service appears to have returned.

3:04 PM – Santa Rosa Clubhouse will remain open as water operation is now normal.

The City of Indio has posted additional information on their website here:

This concludes our updates regarding the water outage. This post will expire in two hours.

Flag Notification

The United State Flag should be at Half Staff Immediately Until Sunset on Saturday, February 9, 2019

Presidential Proclamation on  the Death of John David Dingell, Jr.

Issued on: February 8, 2019

As a mark of respect for the memory and longstanding service of former Representative John David Dingell, Jr., of Michigan - the longest-serving Member of Congress in our Nation's history - I hereby order, by the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset, February 9, 2019.  I also direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same period at all United States embassies, legations, consular offices, and other facilities abroad, including all military facilities and naval vessels and stations.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this eighth day of February, in the year of our Lord two thousand nineteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-third.


Consider Volunteering, We Need Each Other

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you want to help but you’re not sure how? Most of us can relate. It’s especially unnerving if the situation is an extreme emergency and you just don’t know how to help.

We all have expertise and valuable skills which  can be of significant help, especially in an extreme emergency - like a major earthquake. Why not share your talents and expertise with your neighbors at SCSH by volunteering for the Emergency Preparedness Sub-Committee?

On page 8 in February's issue of The View magazine,  Jeff Kirkpatrick, the Chairman of the Emergency Preparedness Sub-Committee, details the numerous volunteer opportunities available. Take a few minutes to review the list. It’s likely you’ll find something that suits you.

We’re a community of big-hearted, caring people. Let’s come together to be sure we’re a community of prepared, big-hearted, caring people.

All levels of volunteers are needed. We need each other. Please consider what you can do to help in an emergency.

Click Here for an Advisory Committee Interest Form