President’s Report – August 2021

As published in The View, August 2021:

John MacDonnell
President

Hello, Sun City Shadow Hills, I want to start by wishing everyone safe travels in these summer months as you, your friends, or others in our community vacation and escape the heat for the time being. We are looking forward to your return before the holiday season, and until then we are still here keeping our community running better than ever.

We are fortunate to have a great staff and Board that continue working alongside many of our Volunteer Advisory Committee members. We also have our contracted service providers who remain on duty to watch over our common interests and operations and to maintain our wonderful community.

We can all agree that the heat seems a bit harsher at times this year than in the past, which causes a natural slowdown of outdoor activities around the community. But we are definitely remaining open for business. The Board is looking at all opportunities for us to enjoy the reopening of our facilities, and we are very excited to share them once again.

This summer has already become one to remember with some of the events that have taken place. The Montecito pool party along with the Fourth of July parade saw a record number of attendees, most of whom have given positive feedback about their experiences.

While we have generally returned to normal, we are still working diligently on our budget and the financial impact from the unanticipated events that occurred just over a year ago. We will continue to do so as we maintain our facilities and plan for our common goal of making each new day better than the previous one. As I say, “the beat goes on.” We hope all of you are staying informed via our website, whether here or away. We wish you safe travels.

The fall season is right around the corner. With most of us looking forward to cooler weather, I am confident that we will be able to hit the ground running as we bring back many beloved events plus some new ones to our community. The new events include the Halloween Spooktacular and the Presidents Cup Golf Tournament, and the Holiday Parade returns to help send us off to another new year here in wonderful Sun City Shadow Hills community.

Here are a few highlights from our Fourth of July Parade:

Contact the author at john.macdonnell@scshca.com