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SEPO Community E-Mails: Jan 2020

Sent 2020-01-31: Loaner pull carts for good neighbor - 

A few golfers from outside our community are in need of pull carts for the Good Neighbor Day Golf Tournament next Thurs, Fri, and Sat, Feb 6,7,8. Also there are some players who have requested loaner riding carts. If you would be willing to loan a player either a riding cart or a pull cart, please contact Jerry Wetherbee at 425-418-3345 or   Thank you     Jerry Wetherbee

Sent 2020-01-31: Photo Directory Encouragement - 

Hey there!   This is heidi dill  😁
I just wanted to encourage each person living at Sunshine Country Club Estates to please, please, please get your photo taken for the directory!!  Even if you don’t want to purchase a copy. 😊
When we first moved here, we knew very few people. The photo directory was a tremendous help in learning who our new neighborhood family was. Now there are so many more new faces here whom I’d love to get to know better!
Thanks!! And thank you to the committee working so hard to complete this book!!!


Sent 2020-01-30: Resident Photo Directory – Signup Info & Status Update - 

Please read this Entire Notice thoroughly.

Taking residents' photos (and their pet's, if they wish) for the Sunshine Photo Directory is in full swing. The first two days are complete and lots of you came out to get your picture taken. Thank you.

If you aren't on the list yet, please go to the library and get your names out there. AND know this; the committee has discussed calling those of you who haven't signed up yet. We know you don't want that to happen - right?

The remaining Photo sessions are - 

  • Friday January 31: 10 am - 2 pm

  • Saturday February 1: 1 pm - 4 pm

  • Sunday February 2: 1 pm - 4 pm

When Coming For Your Photo Shoot, Please Bring With You - 

  • A piece of paper containing your: Names(s), Sunshine Address & Phone Number(s)

  • $15 Cash for ‘each’ bound soft-cover book you wish to purchase. (Purchase not required)

​If you have any questions, please feel free to call Sue Swidryk at 847.452.7804 or Terry DeBackere at 309.714.4743.

Sincerely, your friends: Sue Swidryk, Terry DeBackere, Deb Robins & Beth Parrish



We will be meeting Monday February 3rd in Retzlaff Hall at 6:00 p.m... Plans are to go thru Genesis as an overview, identifying significant scripture and/or events.   Questions--- Call Warren Hertel  314 719 6532


Sent 2020-01-28: Pool Closure Thursday Morning - (This should have said Wed, Jan 20)

The pool will be closed until noon on Thursday for maintenance.     Valerie Basaldua   Office Manager

Sent 2020-01-26: Ambulance familiarity run at Sunshine - 

Dear Friends,   Starting Wednesday about 9a, and on Thursday & Friday, there will be many ambulances coming thru Sunshine CC Estates on a drill.  They will also be going thru Encore and Lakeside. They are not lost and there is no emergency. They are looking for certain areas and for our streets etc. Pete Moreno, EMS Supervisor has also given the drivers a test. This is a common practice.  Thank you.
-- Lenore J Combs 956 245 1276   NW-CERT Coordinator

Sent 2020-01-27: Sunshine Newsletter: Feb 2020 - 

Hi All – The Feb 2020 Sunshine Newsletter has been sent to the office for Valerie to print.

I have not included the Newsletter in this e-mail but have posted it on the Web site: ( where it can be viewed at your leisure and also printed if you wish.

Or you can link directly to the Newsletter

Also note: Going back to October 2018 all published Newsletters can be found on the Sunshine Web site here:

Beth Parrish   E-Mail:   314-960-6710


Sent 2020-01-25: REMINDER: Resident Photo Directory - 

Starting Sunday, Jan 26, the committee will be taking pictures of residents (and your furry friends, if you wish) for the SUNSHINE RESIDENT PHOTO DIRECTORY. If you haven’t signed up yet for the day & time you want to get your picture taken, you need to do so quickly.
Please note that each appointment is in five minutes intervals. So please be on time, ready when it’s your time and bring your patience. Here is a list of dates & time to choose from:

  • Sunday January 26th: 11-3

  • Tuesday January 28th: 12-4 

  • Friday January 31: 10-2 

  • Saturday February 1st: 1-4 

  • Sunday February 2nd: 1-4

What You Need To Bring With You – 

  • A piece of paper containing your: Your Names(s), Your Sunshine Address, Your Phone Number(s)

  • $15 Cash for ‘each’ bound soft-cover book you wish to purchase. The book will not only contain resident pictures. The plan is to also include pictures of Sunshine Activities/Events that have taken place.
    NOTE: We are collecting when you get you picture taken because we need to prepay the company creating the books.


​Any proceeds from the sale of the books will go to the Women's Club.

If you are hesitant about whether you want to get your picture taken, just think how nice it will be to just pick up the picture book and identify all of your Sunshine Friends & Neighbors.
If you have any questions, please feel free to call Sue Swidryk at 847.452.7804 or Terry DeBackere at 309.714.4743.
Sincerely, your friends Terry DeBackere, Sue Swidryk, Deb Robins & Beth Parrish

Sent 2020-01-25: LOST: golf club head cover - 

Lost. #8 hybrid golf club head cover, black. Lost during round 1 of the Las Vegas Scramble, Fri Jan 24th, PM group. If found call Dick Smith 507-236-0990 or 507-236-6302.     Thanks!


Sent 2020-01-24: LOST: Wire Basket - 

I misplaced a wire basket for fishing golf balls out of the pond. If anyone finds it, please return it to Bob Auclair.


Sent 2020-01-23: Women's Club: Super Bowl Party - 

The 2020  Super Bowl party signup sheet is posted in the library.

  • February 2, 2020

  • Doors open 4 PM till game over

  • $5.00 per person

  • Hotdog bar

Please BYOB and money for betting.
Please bring an appetizer, finger food or something sweet to share.
Wear your football colors, football shirts, and come!
Get off your couch, your golf cart and come sign up. Signup sheet will be taken down, Thursday, January 30.

Eileen Anderson & Pam Lacy


Sent 2020-01-23: Garage Sale: Jan 24 & 25 - 

We are having a garage sale this Fri & Sat, Jan 24 & 25 from 8 am to 4 pm each day. The location is 1913 W Iowa Ave.     Ron & Janet Pemberton

Sent 2020-01-23: FINAL REMINDER: Feb 2020 Newsletter Articles Due by End of Day on Jan 24th - 

This is the FINAL reminder. If you have an article you would like published in the Feb 2020 Sunshine Newletter, it needs to be submitted to by End of Day on the 24th of this month.

I haven't received much yet and I know there's lots of activities going on in Feb.

Newsletter Guidelines are posted here:

Please call with questions.

Beth Parrish
Sunshine Country Club Newsletter Editor

Sent 2020-01-23: For Sale/Rent - 

I have seen "For Sale" signs going up and coming down all around Sunshine lately.

There is a page on the Web site where you can tell folks you have a residence for sale or rent:


Instructions on what you can put on the Web site and how to get it out there are here:

But please remember, when you sell or rent your home, let me know so I can remove it from the Web site.

Questions? You can contact - 

Beth Parrish
SEPO Web site Admin (

Sent 2020-01-23: Web site Change: Password Required Page - 

I'm hearing some residents are having trouble getting to the Password Required page in order to enter the Password.


I have changed the format of the page under the 'Residents' Tab ( so that the click HERE button is near the top of the page in bold blue letters.

Of course, if you already have the password, you can go straight to the 'Password Required' page by hovering over the 'Residents' tab until the 'Password Required' tab appears.

Please contact me at any time with any questions you have concerning the Web site. This site is meant to make it easier (not harder) for folks to get to SEPO information.

Beth Parrish
SEPO Web site Admin (


Sent 2020-01-23: CORRECTION for SEPO Election Material - 

There is an error in the Notice of The Annual Meeting letter. Toward the bottom of the page there is line stating when the ballots are to be turned in. It should state:

All ballots must be turned in before 1:00 PM February 18, 2020.

Please forgive me for not catching this error before the letter was mailed.

Chuck McEvoy


Sent 2020-01-22: State of Missouri Residents Lunch - 

To all residents and former residents of the state of Missouri………there will be a gathering at Golden Corral on Tuesday, February 4th, at 11:00. Come visit with your MO friends and maybe meet the newcomers to our little corner of TX! Lunch is on your own and prizes will be given out (if you have something to add to the goodies, please feel free to bring it/them with you). There is a sign-up sheet in the library (to provide a head-count) and if you have questions, please call Dick Jones (956-264-2926) or Linda Jones (573-631-7849).  See you on the 4th!!

Sent 2020-01-21: Lost Keys - 

Another set of keys were turned into the office today. Now I have three sets of lost keys that need to be claimed. 
Thank You     Valerie Basaldua   Office Manager


Sent 2020-01-21: Women's Club: SuperBowl Party - 

Here is some 'initial' info about the Women's Club SuperBowl Party that is being held on Sunday, Feb 2, at 4:30 in Retzlaff Hall. Sign-up will be posted Jan 24th in the library. Please wear your favorite football team attire.
SuperBowl Party Committee

Sent 2020-01-21: Birding and Nature Enthusiasts - 

The Birding and Nature Enthusiasts will hold their monthly meeting in the library on Monday, February 3rd at 7:00 p.m.  Anyone interested is invited to attend.  Items on the agenda include our February field trip and the upkeep of the Texas Avenue area.  The fountain in the butterfly garden needs attention.  See you at the meeting.     Jean Burgoine

Sent 2020-01-20: Potato Bake - 

The Potato Bake sponsored by Ladies Golf is Saturday, January 25. The price is $6.00 per person. You can signup in the Library through Thursday, January 23. If you would like to review the information on this event  you can do so by going to the Web site HERE and scrolling down a bit. refer questions to Glenda Wetherbee at 424-418-0031.     Glenda Wetherbee

Sent 2020-01-19: Women's Club Meeting Minutes: 01-17-2020 (pending approval) - 

Please take note: Although these minutes are being distributed to the community today, they are the 'unapproved version'. These minutes will be officially approved at the next Women's Club meeting on Feb 21 2020. They are available on the Sunshine Web site:     Respectfully submitted, Linda Almond, Secretary

Sent 2020-01-19: The residents directory - 

Hi Friends!  It’s that time again for us to start working on our resident directory. We will be taking photos for our residents, and their furry friends. Please note that each appointment will be booked every five minutes so please be ready and bring your patience. There are many dates to choose from for your convenience.

Please sign up in the library as soon as possible to save your time slot/date.

Here are a list of the dates:

  • Sunday January 26th: 11-3 

  • Tuesday January 28th: 12-4 

  • Friday January 31: 10-2 

  • Saturday February 1st: 1-4 

  • Sunday February 2nd: 1-4

More information to follow regarding the cost of a hard copy.  If you have any questions please feel free to call Sue at 847.452.7804 or Terry at 309.714.4743.

Sincerely, your friends Terry, Sue,Beth and Deb


Sent 2020-01-19: Las Vegas Scramble signup - 

The last day for our Las Vegas Scramble signup will be Tuesday, Jan. 21st. The signup sheets will be taken down at 6 pm.  If you haven't signed up yet, now is the time to do it.  Don't miss out on all the fun!.  Two days of fun for only $7! If you signed up, but have not paid, please do ASAP! All of the details for signing up and the event itself are also posted on the Web site HERE. If you have any questions, please call Joyce Smith 507-236-6302.


Sent 2020-01-18: CORRECTION to Phone Number: House for Sale - 

I reposted this on the SEPO Web site:

House for Sale, 4340 N Minnesota St - 

  • Contact: John

  • Call: 708-280-8940

  • Description:

    • ​2 bedroom, 2 bath, large screen room, roll down hurricane shutters, 2 car garage, CAC 3 yrs old, ceramic tile throughout, remodeled bathrooms

John Chajec

Sent 2020-01-18: REMINDER: FEB 2020 Newsletter Articles Due by End of Day on Jan 24, 2020 - 

This is a reminder - If you have an article you would like published in the Sunshine Feb 2020 Newsletter, the article needs to be submitted to by End of Day on the 24th of this month.

Newsletter Guidelines are posted here:

Please call with questions.


Beth Parrish

Sunshine Country Club Newsletter Editor


Sent 2020-01-18: GNGT Gift Baskets - 

The Good Neighbor Golf Tournament (GNGT) is a 35-year tradition of Sunshine Estates Country Club.

There are many prizes and awards during the Good Neighbor Golf Tournament banquet on Saturday. A few years ago residents started a tradition of preparing gift baskets as great prizes during the banquet.These baskets have been prepared in the past with the donor’s hometown in mind and with new items valued between $30 and $50. We hope both residents and non-residents will continue this donation practice.The baskets do not, however, need to be from your hometown region. To lessen your costs, you might want to consider creating a basket together with friends or neighbors. We would also be grateful for separate gift certificates or items that we could assemble into joint baskets.

Janis McFee and Eileen Anderson have taken on the mission of receiving and storing gift basket donations for the GNGT. If you and or your neighbors would like to prepare and or share in preparing a gift basket, we encourage you to do so by providing them to Janis McFee and / or Eileen Anderson prior to the scheduled event dates.

Based on history, the recipients of these unique gift basket prizes welcome this approach and truly appreciate everyone's generosity.

Eileen Anderson
2024 W Montana Ave

Janis McFee
2020 W Michigan Dr

Sent 2020-01-16: Neighborhood Watch News - 

Dear Friends, The Finger Lickin' Chicken fundraiser was a huge success - thanks to all who $upported it (virtual chicken donations included).  We cleared $ 970.00.  This will go into the NW bank account - books are open. It is used for NW stuff needed for patrols and such.

THANKS - to the cast of volunteers whose time, talent and dedication is so appreciated. Countless hours were spent with preparation, execution and cleanup. Volunteers don't get paid because their work is priceless.  It certainly brings out the Sunshine spirit and the reason we chose to live here.  THANKS again to all.

Reminder:  NO Neighborhood Watch meeting this Monday!
We will all be at the Winter Texan Appreciation Day program at the Harlingen Convention Center by Sam's  -  Come on down -  1p - 4p  You'll enjoy it.

Friday & Saturday -January 17 & 18  8am til 1pm there will be a Garage Sale in Sunshine. Because treasure hunters may have other intentions - watch out for your stuff.  Keep golf carts, bicycles, and other goodies out of sight or locked up is better.

Would like to stand up a roving Patrol - walk, run or ride with your Orange vest.  Let visitors know the "eyes of Sunshine are upon them".

Town Hall meeting in Sebastian - Lyford with Harlingen PD.  John and I and Norm from Encore were invited. The Sheriff's Department is seeking to develope a system such as ours but in a rural community covering miles.  We had an opportunity to discuss Neighborhood Watch, CERT and Citizens Police Academy. Officers Joe Gonzalez and Hector Villegas gave the Police side. Bill Synder reviewed CERT and we spoke about our NW and its effectiveness.

Also, Crimestoppers was there and several other like entities with many interested residents anxious to fill the gap addressing community strengths and shortcomings. This would be a community thing with neighbors helping neighbors. They would not have police powers or act in any official capacity but  be taught ordinary things for ordinary citizens. We felt very proud to be asked to exchange ideas and especially brag on Sunshine.  (That's why we are the premier NW program in Harlingen).

See ya, Lenore J Combs


Sent 2020-01-16: Garage Sale - 

I am also having a garage sale this weekend at 1929 W Wisconsin. Fri / Sat, Jan 17-18 from 8 am to 1 pm. 
1929 W Wisconsin     Paula Tramel

Sent 2020-01-15: Out of Office & SEPO Fees Discount Deadline - 

For those residents who would like to meet the discount deadline for your annual assessments, I will not be in the office Jan 16,17 and 20th. You can still come in to make your payments but receipts/golf permits will not be available until Tuesday afternoon. Miss Marian Young will be in the office half day if you would like to come by and drop it off or if you have any other office needs. If you happen to miss her, feel free to drop your check in the gray (payments only) slot above the suggestion box. I will get to them Tuesday Morning. Pease notate if there is a storage or trail fee attached if possible.     Valerie Basaldua   Office Manager

Sent 2020-01-15: Garage Sale - 

Garage Sale this Fri/Sat , January 17-18 from 8 am to 1 pm

  • 4328 North Missouri St and

  • 4321 North Missouri St

Jerry Wetherbee

Sent 2020-01-15: Historian Position - 

The last 5 years I have held the position of Historian for the Sunshine Country Club Estates. As of this week I have resigned from the position as Historian and would like to have someone step forward and continue gathering information on events within our community. Please contact me or the Women's Club President (Eileen Anderson) for more information. Thank you to those who have helped me along the way with information and pictures.     Mary Dronen   701-361-8990

Sent 2020-01-14: Mahjong - 

NOTICE: If you would like to have the new 2020 mahjong card, please get hold of me by this Friday.
     The Large Print - $9.00; The Small Print - $8.00
Call or text me:  307-272-2440   Thanks!     -heidi dill 😁

Sent 2020-01-14: UNAPPROVED MINUTES BOARD MTG JAN 13 2020 - 

Please take note: Although the minutes from the Jan 13, 2020 Directors meeting are being distributed to the community today, they are the 'unapproved version'. These minutes will be officially approved at the next director's meeting on Feb 17, 2020. They are  available on the Sunshine Web site HERE.

John Chajec   SEPO Board President

Sent 2020-01-14: Thank You - 

Thanks to all who attended  & welcomed our New Homeowners last evening.  It was a near capacity attendance and hopefully a good time was had by all.  A very, very special thank you to the great committee that stepped up to assist in the preparation for the party.   Very truly, Denise Utterback

Sent 2020-01-14: Water for Irrigating - 

We have been notified that the resaca water has been refilled. You can start irrigating again.
Valerie Basaldua   Office Manager


Sent 2020-01-14: Women's Club Meeting - 

The January Women’s Club meeting will be this Friday January 17th at 9:00 am in Retzlaff Hall. All Sunshine women are welcome and encouraged to attend. Remember to wear your name tag for a chance to win a gift. Coffee & rolls are provided.     Eileen Anderson   President


Sent 2020-01-13: ACTION REQUIRED: Plates etc in Library - 

Would whoever over the weekend dropped off plates, cups etc. on a table in the Library please come and remove them as soon as possible. If your intention was to give these items away, there is a process by which you can do that. The process is: Outside of Valerie's Office there is a bulletin board where items 'for sale' or 'to give away' can be posted. Please list your items (and include pictures, if applicable) there. Thank you for your quick response to this issue.     John Chajec   SEPO Board President

Sent 2020-01-13: Residence for Sale - 

My residence at 4225 N Minnesota St is for sale. Information about the home, who to contact and pictures are available on the Web site:     Koory Murphy


Sent 2020-01-13: A Big Thank You - 

As a resident of Sunshine, I would like to express my sincere thanks to Lenore Combes for putting on the "Finger Lickin' Chicken" event last Friday. I know she always says it takes a village to carry off such an undertaking. But it also takes a strong person to lead that village. So thanks again to Lenore and her village. It was delicious.
Beth Parrish


Sent 2020-01-13: Woodshop News - 

TWO IMPORTANT WOODSHOP TRAININGS will be held on Thursday, January 16 at the Woodshop.

A Monitor Refresher Course will be held at 1:00 p.m.  This is a mandatory class each year for all authorized monitors at the Woodshop.  No refresher course, no key!

At 4:00 pm. an Orientation and Safety Class will be held.  This class is mandatory for any SEPO residents who wish to use the equipment within the Woodshop.


Because of these two trainings, the Woodshop will be closed the afternoon of January 16.

Suzie Sawyer   573-216-4792 


Sent 2020-01-12: Las Vegas Scramble & Potato Bake Supper - 

Signups for two great events are in the Library now!

NOTE: Pictures of everything discussed below and that are currently in the Library can be found on the Web site HERE.


LAS VEGAS SCRAMBLE - 2 fun filled days!! Fri, Jan 24th & Sat, Jan 25th

  • Two tee times - 9am & 11:30am

  • Open to residents & renters

  • $7.00 per person (cash only please)

  • Prize money given out at the Potato Bake Supper ($6.00 per person) so be sure to sign up for that too!

Questions?  Joyce Smith 507-236-6302
                      Bonnie Fransene 309-335-4251
                      Judy Parker  956-245-4156


POTATO BAKE SUPPER with all the fixins: Jan 25, 2020

  • SOCIAL at 4:30pm,  DINNER at 5:00pm

  • $6.00 per person (cash only please)

  • Open to residents & renters

Questions?  Glenda Wetherbee  425-418-0031

Please be aware:

There are two separate sets of envelopes & two separate boxes for these events.
ALSO: Signup sheets for each event are on the Library bulletin board.


Sent 2020-01-12: Happy Hour @ the Pavilion on Thursdays at 4:30 PM - 

After the Pavilion was built it seemed like a perfect place to hold outdoor events - which it turned out to be. One of those is the weekly Thursday Happy Hour. This is a casual, fun time for you to get together with your current friends and also make some new ones.

Folks normally start gathering around 4:30 and stay 'till whenever they want to go home. They bring what they want to drink, and if they plan to eat, they bring some sort of finger food for everyone to munch on. This is not a potluck or anything fancy. Food examples to bring to the Pavilion include chips & dip, pretzels, popcorn, sausage & cheese, meatballs, little wiennies etc. Oh and, of course, desserts are always welcome.

NOTE: Some folks aren't the outdoorzy type (due to heat, etc) and do prefer to gather inside Retzlaff. It's everyone's own choice where they mingle, eat, drink and have fun. Not sure, but Retzlaff Hall may generally have a more boisterous spread for their eating enjoyment.

Since this is open to all Sunshine residents - paper plates, napkins and plasticware (if needed) are provided.

Brought to you by the Happy Hour party people


We are not having a meeting of this group on Jan13th as posted !!!
Our next meeting will be Monday Jan 20th at 6:00 p.m.
Sorry for the mis-information.

Questions:-- Warren Hertel   314 719 6532

Sent 2020-01-11: Crafty Creations by heidi - 

Time to sign up for the next class.
              Wednesday, Feb. 5th,
                    12:30 - 3:30
                    Retzlaff Hall

Signup in the library ends Friday, January 17th.

This month's featured "Danglers" are:


The "Signs" are also available to make each month:


All of the above info is also available HERE on the Web site.

Also - If there any Danglers which were available in past months that you would like to make during this class, please note that on the signup sheet.

Would love to have you join in the fun!!!     -Heidi Dill :0]


Sent 2020-01-10: Dogs home found!! - 

Just as soon as the original e-mail was sent out about the lost dog, I received a notice from Cathy Richmond that the dog's home had been found. YAY.     Beth Parrish


Sent 2020-01-10: Resident Death - 

Out deepest sympathy to the family of Duane Shriver. Duane passed away on Jan 9, 2020.     Stan Nelson

Sent 2020-01-10: Lost Dog - 

Tiny chihuahua found on Montana Ave this morning. Call 303-990-2730 if you know this dog. Here's a picture of the dog:

Cathy Richmond

Sent 2020-01-09: Registration is complete for the GNGT - but need standby players - 

After day 1 of Good Neighbor Day Tournament Registration we have 176 registered players. This is the maximum capacity we can handle on the course and in the banquet hall for dinner on Saturday.

We do however need standby players. Historically, we have one or more persons who signed up that will be unable to play on the date of the event. Therefore, we will still need players to fill spots if this happens.

So we need reserve / standby players. To sign up as a standby, please call Jerry Wetherbee at 425-418-3345 or email at:

Tony Tramel   Good Neighbor Golf Tournament Chairman



We are preparing to mail ballots out for the annual SEPO election next week. Your ballot material will be mailed to your Sunshine Country Club address unless you instruct us differently. If you would like your ballot sent to another address please email that address to the SEPO office before 4:00 PM on Wednesday January 15, 2020. The SEPO office email is



Sent 2020-01-09: SEPO Election: Nominee Update - 

Clint Wunderlich has withdrawn his nomination for election to the SEPO board.
Chuck McEvoy   Election Chairman


Sent 2020-01-08: Keys Found - 

Keys were found on Tee 3. Please come to the office to claim them.  Valerie Basaldua   Office Manager   


Sent 2020-01-08: Friday morning Bible Study - 

The ladies Friday Morning Bible Study will start this Friday the 10th at 10:00 am in the Sunburst room.  All are welcome.     Ladonna Harvey


Sent 2020-01-08: Discount Advantage - 

Just a little reminder in order to take advantage of the 2% discount on you Annual HOA , come by the office before the 20th of January.     Valerie Basaldua   Office Manager


Sent 2020-01-08: SEPO BOARD MEEETING AGENDA 1/13 1PM - 

Please submit your requests to speak at the board meeting by Friday, Jan 10th, 12 noon.

As of Tuesday no one has requested to speak at the meeting.

Roll Call
  John Chajec
  Mark Owen
  Dick Shelton
  Lyn Swonger
  Frank Tewell
  Jerry Utterback
  Clint Wunderlich

Cathy Chajec for Dick Shelton taking minutes

Guest speaker: none

Committee reports:
   Architectural committee
   Memorial committee

Director meeting minutes, Dec 9th,  approval or disapproval
Director and  Residents meeting minutes, Jan 6th,  approval or disapproval

Officer reports:
    Treasurer: Mark Owen    
    Area 1,: Frank Tewell
    Area 2: Clint Wunderlich
    Area 3: Jerry Utterback
    Golf  Course: Lyn Swonger

Unfinished (old) business

Letters to the board

John Chajec
SEPO Board President


Sent 2020-01-07: Registrations for Good Neighbor Good Tournament this Week! - 

The Good Neighbor Golf Tournament (GNGT) is a 35-year tradition of Sunshine Country Club Estates.

Registration for players will begin this Thursday (Jan 9) thru Saturday (Jan 11) from 9 AM to 1 PM each day in the Library at the Office.

First come first served. Don’t forget and get shut out. Come see us and bring your money; checks (made out to SEPO) preferred.

Dates of Play are: Thursday, February 6 through Saturday, February 8, 2020.

Cost is $50 per player, and one golfer’s guest meal ticket is $20.

Tony Tramel   GNGT Chairman


Sent 2020-01-07: Woodshop Orientation Class on Thursday, January 16th at 4 pm - 

  • There will be a Woodshop Orientation Class on Thursday, January 16th at 4 pm in the wood shop.

  • A one-time attendance is a requirement for use of the wood shop.

  • The shop will be closed during the class.

  • All residents are invited to attend. No signup is necessary.

Any questions call John Chajec at 708-280-8940


Please take note: Although the minutes from the Jan 6, 2020 Directors & Residents meeting are being distributed to the community today, they are the 'unapproved version'. These minutes will be officially approved at the next director's meeting on Jan 13, 2020. They are  available on the Sunshine Web site HERE.

John Chajec   SEPO Board President


Sent 2020-01-07: New Homeowner's Party: Hats Off - 





Questions?  (618) 546-1417 Denise


Sent 2020-01-06: B&N Potluck & Speaker - 

Birding and Nature Club sponsored Potluck & Speaker

Tomorrow is the big day, January 7th, for the Birding and Nature Clubs POTLUCK DINNER in Retzlaff Hall. Everyone is invited and their is no charge. Bring your favorite potluck dish to share. Following dinner a SPEAKER from Laguna Atascpsa will give a presentation. If you don't make it to the library to sign up, come anyway.

SOCIAL AT 4:30.  DINNER AT 5:00 with speaker following dinner. Coffee, tea, and table service will be provided. A donation basket will be available.     Ladonna Harvey


Sent 2020-01-06: Golf Course Watering - 

The golf course will be watering all day on the greens today due to irrigation dropping canal. There will be no water for one week. We will keep you posted when the water comes back on. Thank You.

Valerie Basaldua   Office Manager   956-425-1420

Sent 2020-01-05: Finger Lickin' Chicken REMINDER - 

Dear Friends,
Orders for Chicken purchasing will go in tomorrow - Monday 6 January. Please get your order in by envelope or phone call  956 245 1276. Thanks to all who have contributed already.  You are appreciated. 

This fundraiser is to acquire funds for the NW expenses - mainly Golf Cart, but for other items such as First Aid and Fire Extinguishers.   This is a modest budget for your NW and your money is spent wisely.  Books are always open.

Don't want chicken?? - Have you considered a "virtual" Finger Lickin' Chicken plate donation as an option? Envelopes are for the taking in the Library - clearly marked with a chicken and a dollar bill.

Your assistance will be most appreciated.    Thanks
-- Lenore J Combs 956 245 1276   NW-CERT Coordinator

Sent 2020-01-04: Home for sale - 

  • Homeowner: Ron and Janet Pemberton

  • Contact: Ron Pemberton 573 280 9618

  • 1913 W Iowa Ave, Harlingen Tx 78550

  • Description: Brick home, 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2 car garage, fully furnished

----- Ron Pemberton



SEPO Woodworkers Spaghetti Dinner tickets will go on sale Monday Jan 6th.
$7 per ticket
Tkts available from your friendly Woodworkers.
Any questions call Cathy Chajec 708-280-8910

When & where:  Tuesday January 21st  4:30 to 6 pm       Retzlaff Hall
Spaghetti w/meat sauce, salad, garlic or nongarlic bread, dessert, iced or hot tea, coffee, water
Carryouts and delivery available
Only 270 tkts available, sells out fast, get your tickets early

Cathy Chajec


Sent 2020-01-03: Neighborhood Watch Fundraiser - 

Dear Friends: Asking for your support for Sunshine NW expenses, please.😇 Need to place orders for chicken purchase by Monday, Jan 6. Envelopes are in the Library to place orders or to make a donation. You may also call me. Your consideration is most appreciated. Thank you.


  • Friday 10 January.   Slow cooked Chicken should be done around 4pm

  • See ya in Retz Hall -  Dine In or Take Out

  • potato salad   slaw   dessert   iced tea   coffee   water   1/2 chicken   fixins

Lenore J Combs 956 245 1276   NW-CERT Coordinator



 The first meeting of the year of the Bible Study/Movie Group is scheduled for Monday Jan 6th at 6:00 p.m.

in Retzlaff Hall.  The Sight and Sound Movie:--  "SAMSON" will be shown and will last approx. 2 hours.-- (we will take intermission.)     Questions:  Warren Hertel -- 314 719 6532


Sent 2020-01-03: NEW HOMEOWNER’S PARTY Tickets - 




Most events held here in Sunshine have virtual tickets rather than a paper ticket. The event to be held will be advertised on the EASEL in the library near the east door. There will be a signup sheet, cost for event, and corresponding money box below the easel. Sign the names of those planning to attend include cost of event, and write your name on envelope provided. Deposit envelope in money box! That is all there is to it! Your name will be placed on list of those attending and will be checked off when you arrive at door that evening. HOWEVER, THE NEW HOMEOWNER’S DO NOT PAY FOR THIS PARTY SINCE THEY ARE GUESTS OF HONOR.

QUESTIONS?     Please call Denise Utterback   618 546-1417

Sent 2020-01-03: Popcorn at Monday’s meeting - 

Sherri Gardner will be making popcorn for the Directors and Residents meeting in Retzlaff this coming Monday, Jan 6, at 1 PM.     Cathy Richmond

Sent 2020-01-03: Web site: Resident's Only Section - New Password - 

The below (in RED)  was published in the Sunshine Jan Newsletter. HOWEVER - After I got to thinking about it and in order to save myself and all 'current' residents time, I am sending all 'current' residents the new password. Start using it this Sunday, Jan 5. Please respect this password and the confidential information it is meant to protect. Please contact me with any questions/concerns.

Beth Parrish   SEPO Web site Admin   314-960-6710

SEPO Web site
As you all know, the “Resident’s Only” section of the Web site is password protected. It has come to my attention that the current password should be changed in order to protect the confidentiality of this information. Therefore, on the morning of Sunday, Jan 5 the current password will no longer work. If you are a current homeowner, you will need to submit the following information any time after Dec 31 to Say you are requesting new password, Resident Name(s), House No. & Street.
Thank you all in advance for your understanding with this matter.

Beth Parrish   SEPO Web site Admin   314-960-6710


Sent 2020-01-02: Name Tags Available in the Office - 

Name Tags are available in the office for the following residents:

  • Frank Leal

  • Diana Girard

  • Dave Girard

  • Nancy Walker

  • Richard Wagner

  • Barbara Wagner

  • Tom Mensing

  • Terry Mensing

  • Bobby Crouch

  • Mark Warner

  • Al Wagner

  • Tracy Wagner

  • Lehua Keller

  • Marlene Hall

  • Nile Hall

  • Sandra Mcafee

  • David Mcafee

  • Steven Holten

  • Dianne Holten

  • Max Dabney

  • Linda Dabney

  • Dana Weise

  • Scherrie Pitreski

  • Rebecca Van Cleave

  • Mary Grandy

  • Suzanne Gustafson

  • Michael Kinser

  • Nancy Lyne

  • Matt Lyne


Valerie Basaldua   Office Manager
Sunshine Country Club Estates   956-425-1420


Sent 2020-01-02: lost wheel cover - 

We are missing the passenger front wheel cover from our motorhome (in the storage lot).  It is approximately 36”x36” and is light tan in color.  Please call us or bring it by if you have found it. Thanks!
Dick & Linda Jones   956-264-2926 or 573-631-7849   4216 N Minnesota St

Sent 2020-01-02: PLEASE VERIFY: Houses for Sale or Rent - 

Would everyone please take a minute to help me ensure the listings of homes for Sale or Rent on the Sunshine Web site are accurate.( I would very much like to have a reply of the home address AND either; yes (the information is accurate) or no (and include what needs to be changed). Guidelines for listing homes on our Web site are here: Thank you in advance for your help with this effort.

Beth Parrish   SEPO Web site Admin (   E-Mail:

Sent 2020-01-01: Birding and Nature Reminders - 

The annual Christmas Bird Count will take place this Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020. Anyone is welcome to assist - no experience needed! Please meet at the Gazebo at 8:00am for area assignments. Please bring binoculars if you have them. Our count was in the 80's last year - can we do it again?!?

Questions? Contact Debi Warner at 956-357-8999.


Please also remember the annual Potluck Supper on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020 in Retzlaff Hall. Doors open at 4:30pm.  Serving will begin at 5:00pm followed by our program on Laguna Atascosa, one of the two fabulous National Wildlife Refugees in the Rio Grande Valley. There is a sign-up sheet in the Library - just to know how many places to set. Questions? Contact President Jean Burgoine.

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