Shadows Restaurant Re-opening

Dear SCSH Residents,

It is with great pleasure we announce Shadows Restaurant will be re-opening its doors for patio and indoor dining Saturday, October 3, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.

We are taking all necessary health precautions to ensure the safety of our residents and staff through proper social distancing protocols and sanitation.

Shadows will be open seven days a week, from 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., with our all day/take out menu. Additionally, there will be a happy hour menu from 3:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. along with the continuation of delivery service.

Seating is very limited and by Reservation Only, so please plan ahead to ensure a table is available. Residents of SCSHCA are only permitted and your Resident ID Card must be presented upon arrival for entry. Tables are set for a maximum of four (4) people per table and cannot be combined. Once sat, you will not be able to add people to your table.

We cannot wait to see all of you again inside Shadows.

For more information and rules, please see Shadows Restaurant’s Dining Guide.

Mario Chaffino
Food, Beverage & Catering Manager

Podcast Episode 231: Kim Fuller (Coronavirus Update 9/29)

In this episode, President Kim Fuller is back to give us another coronavirus update.

Press the "Click Here to Play" button below to listen.

And, please remember to check our website for further updates: www.scshca.com/coronavirus


Do you have an idea for a podcast episode? Contact Bob Firring at podcast@scshca.com.

Listen to all our past episodes here: www.scshca.com/podcast

This is an audio-only episode.

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Flag Notification (Updated)

Fly the United States Flag at Half-Staff Immediately in Honor of
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Flags should be lowered immediately and remain at half-staff until sunset on the date of interment, which has not been determined.

  **** UPDATE ****

The burial for Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will take place today, Tuesday, September 29, 2020 so pursuant to the federal statues, US flags should return to full-staff at sunset today.

*** END OF UPDATE ****

The Section of the US flag code is below:

§7. Position and manner of display

m. The flag, when flown at half-staff, should be first hoisted to the peak for an instant and then lowered to the half-staff position. The flag should be again raised to the peak before it is lowered for the day. On Memorial Day the flag should be displayed at half-staff until noon only, then raised to the top of the staff. By order of the President, the flag shall be flown at half-staff upon the death of principal figures of the United States Government and the Governor of a State, territory, or possession, as a mark of respect to their memory. In the event of the death of other officials or foreign dignitaries, the flag is to be displayed at half-staff according to Presidential instructions or orders, or in accordance with recognized customs or practices not inconsistent with law. In the event of the death of a present or former official of the government of any State, territory, or possession of the United States, or the death of a member of the Armed Forces from any State, territory, or possession who dies while serving on active duty, the Governor of that State, territory, or possession may proclaim that the National flag shall be flown at half-staff, and the same authority is provided to the Mayor of the District of Columbia with respect to present or former officials of the District of Columbia and members of the Armed Forces from the District of Columbia. The flag shall be flown at half-staff 30 days from the death of the President or a former President; 10 days from the day of death of the Vice President, the Chief Justice or a retired Chief Justice of the United States, or the Speaker of the House of Representatives; from the day of death until interment of an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, a Secretary of an executive or military department, a former Vice President, or the Governor of a State, territory, or possession; and on the day of death and the following day for a Member of Congress. The flag shall be flown at half-staff on Peace Officers Memorial Day, unless that day is also Armed Forces Day. As used in this subsection — the term "half-staff" means the position of the flag when it is one-half the distance between the top and bottom of the staff.

Finance Advisory Committee – October 2020

By Bill Wethe
Finance Advisory Committee Chair

As published in The View, October 2020:

Work Completed

During the month of September, the FAC continued its work with the Board as well as with DRM and Troon management on behalf of the Association including:

  • Review and recommend Board approval of the unaudited August 2020 financial statements of the Association including the:
    • financial statements and supplementary schedules prepared by DRM/Associa, Troon, and the Controller.
    • combining and combined financial statements included in the Treasurer’s report prepared by the Controller.
    • summary financial information on the financial position and results of operations included in the Controller’s report to the Board.
    • condensed Association financial information to be published in The View magazine.
  • Review of the year-to-date variance analysis prepared by the Controller on the:
    • 2020 Operating Fund revenues and expenses.
    • 2020 Replacement Fund expenses for the purchase and replacement of common area real property components and inter-fund transfers to the Operating Fund for the purchase and replacement of common area personal property and equipment components.
  • Review of the 2020 Forecast (8+4) of the Operating Fund and Replacement Fund as compared to the 2020 Budget and the 2020 Forecast (7+5) Forecast prepared by the Controller.
  • Preparation of the Management Discussion and Analysis (MD&A) of the 2020 Forecast provided to the Board.
  • Review and recommend Board approval of the August 2020 bank statements, bank reconciliations, and investment account statements.
  • Regular meeting of FAC held on September 25, 2020, using audio and video conference call.
  • For the Board meeting on September 28, 2020:
    • Preparation of the FAC monthly written report to the Board.
    • Review of the Controller monthly written report to the Board.

Work in Process

FAC and the FAC Subcommittee have several items we are working on including:

  • 2021 Reserve Study including preparation of financial analysis and written recommendations.
  • 2021 Budget including written recommendations and attendance at the Board budget review meetings on August 19 and September 23, 2020.
  • Review and written comments and recommendations to the Board on other potential contracts that the Association is considering.

FAC Members

FAC now has two openings on the Committee. We would love to hear from you if you have an interest in serving on the FAC or on the FAC Subcommittee. Please contact the author if you would like to discuss completing an Advisory Committee Interest Form. I would be pleased to discuss any questions you may have and provide you important information to aid you in your decision making.

Further Information

Additional FAC Members: Larry Anderson, Bob Giovannettone, Bob Jester, Jerry Cavoretto, Mike Whelan, and Bruce Marley.

FAC Subcommittee Members on the Replacement Fund and Reserve Study: Chris Stevens, Don Salvatore, Bruce Marley, and Bill Wethe, Chair.

Contact the author at finance@scshca.com.

HOA Election Ballot Mailing Preference

We are getting ready for the 2021 HOA Election of Board of Directors in April. The 2021 ballots will be mailed to your Primary Mailing address, which you submitted to the HOA office.

If your Primary Mailing address is not your home address in Sun City Shadow Hills and you plan on residing in the community during the election and would like your ballots mailed to your Sun City Shadow Hills address (alternate or secondary address), please complete the questionnaire below and submit to the HOA Office requesting the change and allow us to mail your 2021 ballots to your Alternate or Secondary Mailing address at Sun City Shadow Hills.

We must receive your request no later than 4:00 PM PST on Friday, November 16, 2020 to be able to properly mail your ballots.

Call for Candidates Mailer

Below you will find important information regarding the "Call for Candidates" for the upcoming Annual Meeting and election of Board Members. If you are interested in serving on the Board of Directors, please review the information provided as well as the Election Rules, Bylaws and CC&R's carefully to ensure that you meet the criteria to become a member of the Board and that you are prepared to commit the required time needed to serve on the Board.

Podcast Episode 230: Brooke Beare (City of Indio Update)

In this episode, Bob welcomes Brooke Beare to the podcast. Brooke is the Director of Communications & Marketing for the city of Indio. Tune in to find out what is happening in our city and what you can expect to see in the near future.

Press the "Click Here to Play" button below to listen.

Links:

Do you have an idea for a podcast episode? Contact Bob Firring at podcast@scshca.com.

This is an audio-only episode.

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Podcast Episode 229: Connie King (Lifestyle Director)

In this episode, Connie King returns to give us an update on the Lifestyle Department's "Stay Connected" program.

Press the "Click Here to Play" button below to listen.

Links:

Do you have an idea for a podcast episode? Contact Bob Firring at podcast@scshca.com.

This is an audio-only episode.

Play

Flag Notification

Fly the United States Flag at Half-Staff on Friday, September 11, 2020 in Honor of Patriot Day

Friday, September 11th, 2020 marks the 19 year anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City, the Pentagon, and United Airlines Flight 93 which crashed in suburban Pennsylvania. Patriot Day serves as a remembrance of the lives lost on that September morning.

By a joint resolution approved 12/18/2001, (Public Law 107-89) has designated September 11th of each year as "Patriot Day" which also directs the flags be lowered to half-staff for the entire day on September 11.

A section of the law is below: 

''§ 144. Patriot Day''(a) DESIGNATION.-September 11 is Patriot Day.''(b) PROCLAMATION.-The President is requested to issue each year a proclamation calling on-

''(1) State and local governments and the people of the United States to observe Patriot Day with appropriate programs and activities;

''(2) all departments, agencies, and instrumentalities of the United States and interested organizations and individuals to display the flag of the United States at halfstaff on Patriot Day in honor of the individuals who lost their lives as a result of the terrorist attacks against the United States that occurred on September 11, 2001; and'

'(3) the people of the United States to observe a moment of silence on Patriot Day in honor of the individuals who lost their lives as a result of the terrorist attacks against the United States that occurred on September 11, 2001.''.

Podcast Episode 228: Kim Fuller (Coronavirus Update 9/3)

In this episode, President Kim Fuller is back to give us another coronavirus update.

Press the "Click Here to Play" button below to listen.

And, please remember to check our website for further updates: www.scshca.com/coronavirus


Do you have an idea for a podcast episode? Contact Bob Firring at podcast@scshca.com.

Listen to all our past episodes here: www.scshca.com/podcast

This is an audio-only episode.

Play

Common Area Overseeding Schedule 2020

This is the time of the year when the common area landscape turf areas are prepared for overseeding with rye grass. Consequently, the appearance of the turf areas will be impacted by the following activities:

  • Reduction in irrigation of the turf to drive the Bermuda grass into dormancy.
  • Scalping of the Bermuda to reduce the interference with the growth of the rye grass.
  • Overseeding with rye grass seed.
  • Heavy watering of the overseeded areas to induce germination of the Rye grass seeds.

This process has already started, thus you will see the turf areas turning brown. The schedule for the overseeding is posted below. Owners should not enter the areas during the time that the areas are closed.

LOCATIONSCHEDULE
Santa Rosa Event LawnCloses October 12 and opens November 11
Santa Rosa ClubhouseCloses October 12 and opens November 11
Jefferson EntranceCloses October 12 and opens November 11
Avenida Los Padres BasinCloses October 12 and opens November 11
Camino Cantos BasinCloses October 12 and opens November 11
Avenida Celaya BasinCloses October 12 and opens November 11
Santa Sofia BasinCloses October 12 and opens November 11
Phase 3 Dog ParkCloses October 12 and opens November 11
Shadow Hills Golf ClubCloses October 12 and opens November 11
Shadows BasinCloses October 12 and opens November 11
Montecito ClubhouseCloses October 12 and opens November 11
Phase 1 Dog ParkCloses September 18 and opens October 12
North Channel Closes October 12 and opens November 11

Finance Advisory Committee – September 2020

By Bill Wethe
Finance Advisory Committee Chair

As published in The View, September 2020:

FAC Members

Thank you, Steve Proia, for your service to the community, FAC, and the FAC Subcommittee since December 2017. I will miss your commitment, expertise, and responsiveness. With Steve’s resignation effective August 22, 2020, FAC now has two openings on the Committee. We would love to hear from you if you have an interest in serving on the FAC or on the FAC Subcommittee. Please contact the author if you would like to discuss completing an Advisory Committee Interest Form. I would be pleased to talk about any questions you may have and provide you important information to aid you in your decision-making.

Work Completed

During August, the FAC continued its work with the Board as well as with DRM and Troon management on behalf of the Association including:

  • Review and recommend Board approval of the unaudited July 2020 Association financial statements including the:
    • financial statements and supplementary schedules prepared by DRM/Associa, Troon, and the Controller.
    • combining and combined financial statements included in the Treasurer’s report prepared by the Controller.
    • summary financial information on the financial position and results of operations included in the Controller’s report to the Board.
    • condensed Association financial information to be published in The View magazine.
  • Review of the year-to-date variance analysis prepared by the Controller on the:
    • 2020 Operating Fund revenues and expenses.
    • 2020 Replacement Fund expenses for the purchase and replacement of common area real property components and inter-fund transfers to the Operating Fund for the purchase and replacement of common area personal property and equipment components.
  • Review of the 2020 Forecast (7+5) of the Operating Fund and Replacement Fund as compared to the 2020 Budget and the 2020 Forecast (6+6) prepared by the Controller.
  • Preparation of the Management Discussion and Analysis (MD&A) of the 2020 Forecast provided to the Board.
  • Review and recommend Board approval of the July 2020 bank statements, bank reconciliations, and investment account statements.
  • Regular meeting of FAC held on August 21, 2020, using audio and video conference call.
  • For the Board meeting on August 31, 2020:
    • Preparation of the FAC monthly written report to the Board.
    • Review of the Controller’s monthly written report to the Board.

Work in Process

FAC and the FAC Subcommittee have several items we are working on including:

  • 2021 Reserve Study.
  • 2021 Budget.
  • Review and written comments and recommendations to the Board on the potential contract for bulk internet service with Frontier Communications of America, Inc.
  • Review and written comments and recommendations to the Board on other potential contracts that the Association is considering.

Further Information

Additional FAC Members: Larry Anderson, Bob Giovannettone, Bob Jester, Jerry Cavoretto, Mike Whelan, and Bruce Marley. FAC Subcommittee Members on the Replacement Fund and Reserve Study: Chris Stevens, Don Salvatore, Bruce Marley, and Bill Wethe, Chair.

Contact the author at finance@scshca.com.