Spotlight on Volunteers: Todd Murphy

Todd Murphy has been a volunteer on the SCSH Finance Advisory Committee for more than two years as Vice Chairman of Budgets. Todd and Kathy, his wife of forty-six years, have resided in Sun City Shadow Hills as part-time residents since 2008 and became full time residents in 2013. Prior to moving to Sun City Shadow Hills full time, the Murphys lived in Fawnskin, California, on the North Shore of Big Bear Lake.

Todd served as president of the Big Bear Municipal Water District, which manages operations on Big Bear Lake. Todd also served as councilman in Yorba Linda, California from 1980 to 1988, and was the mayor of the city of Yorba Linda, California from 1983 to 1984.

Todd enjoys exercising, swimming, and traveling. Todd and Kathy have two sons and four grandchildren.

Written by Shelly Carrier, Information Advisory Committee

Spotlight on Volunteers: David Gibson

David Gibson is serving a two-year term as president of the Sun City Shadow Hills Men’s Golf Club. David and his wife, Susan, purchased their first home in our community as part-time residents in 2016 and became full-time residents in 2020. They moved to Sun City Shadow Hills from Gig Harbor, Washington. David is a chronic volunteer. He was the President of his Homeowner’s Association in Washington and always felt the need to give back to the community.

He believes that to receive, one must be willing to give. David finds that the most enjoyable aspect of being president of the Men’s Golf Club is getting to know many of the golfers on a more personal level. David enjoys playing golf, traveling, and playing bridge.

Written by Shelly Carrier, Information Advisory Committee

Spotlight on Volunteers: Vib Verma

“There’s so much sorrow in the world that guiding someone to feel happiness brings joy.” These words by Vib Verma express the altruistic philosophy that embodies the man. Over the past two years , every Monday morning, Vib Verma has offered his time and enriched lives by guiding SCSH community members in living more serene, fulfilled, and wholesome lives through the practice of meditation. Vib believes that people should volunteer without expecting reciprocation, and that giving of yourself should be a “one way street.”

Born in Burma, (now Myanmar), he did his bachelor’s degree in economics in India before moving to California in the early '80s. He’s been volunteering for over seventeen years and is the founder of the “Meditation Over Medication” club in SCSH. Vib also helped in building the Meditation Center in Twentynine Palms, and taught meditation to children and adults at the Palm Desert Library and the La Quinta Community Center. Throughout COVID-19, Vib did zoom sessions and assisted our residents during that difficult time.

Vib has been married for 33 years and has two children, a daughter with a PhD, and a grown son with a master’s degree in education. Thank you Vib, for your contribution to our community!

Written by Deb Halper, Information Advisory Committee