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SEPO Community E-Mails: Feb 2020

Sent 2020-02-29: AMENDMENT: Sunshine Newsletter, Mar 2020 - 

I inadvertantly left out some info I had been requested by Lassey to put in the March Newsletter concerning the Womens' Club event: You, Me & Alexa. So please read the updated article in the UPDATED Newsletter link below.

It is posted on the Web site HERE where it has been updated as of 03-01-20 and can be viewed at your leisure and also printed if you wish. The direct link to the updated March Newsletter is: HERE.

Beth Parrish   SEPO Newsletter Editor   E-Mail:   314-960-6710

Sent 2020-02-29: FOUND: Yard ornament - 

While I was walking with my company around the estates this afternoon, we found a wire kitty cat yard ornament. I will keep it at my house until noon Monday and then I'll take it to the Lost & Found box in the Library area. If you think it's yours, come and claim it.     Beth Parrish   1940 W Iowa Ave   314-960-6710

Sent 2020-02-29: Birding and Nature - 

The Birding and Nature Enthusiasts will be meeting in the library on Monday, March 2nd at 7 p.m.  Everyone is welcome to attend.     Jean Burgoine

Sent 2020-02-29: Missing - 

A golf cart yard whirly-gig  is missing from my front yard. (1937  W Iowa) It mounts on a steel post, is basically flat, it turned with the wind, and the four wheels spin in the wind. It's has been there, when we are here, (I doubt that the wind carried it off), for over 15 years. But I thought it was worth a chance that someone has found it.
Thank You     Warren Hertel   314 719 6532

Sent 2020-02-29: Open House, Sunday, March 1, 2020 - 

Open house at 1916 W Indiana Circle on Sunday, March 1, 2020 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm.

  • Brick house on 4th green

  • 2 bedrooms

  • 2 baths

  • 2 car garage

  • Newly remodeled kitchen.

Diane Hines 956-412-6178

Sent 2020-02-29: Apology and Open House - 

Bud and I realize what an inconvenience it was to everyone during the reconstruction of our home on the corner of Minnesota & Michigan St. (4128 N. Minnesota St). We truly thank everyone for your patience. We would be honored to share our newly reconstructed home with you. Again, we apologize for the months of inconvenience.


Open House: March 14th from 11AM - 1PM  for those who would like to stop by @ 4128 N. Minnesota St.

Sincerely     Judi & Bud Cripple   4128 N. Minnesota St.

Sent 2020-02-29: FOUND: Wedding Ring - 

A wedding band was turned in to the office.....found on the golf course. I have locked it in the office over the weekend. If you think it is yours, come to the office on Monday and identify it.
Valerie Basaldua     Office Manager


Sent: 2020-02-28: Subject: Sunshine Newsletter: Mar 2020

See e-mail at the top of this page for UPDATED info about the March 2020 Newsletter.     Beth Parrish

Sent 2020-02-28: Women's Club: Shrimp Boil - 

There will be a Women’s Club Mardi Gras Shrimp Boil Dinner in Retzlaff Hall on Friday, March 13. Happy hour/social time will begin in the pavilion at 4:30. Doors will open at 5:00 and dinner will begin as soon as everyone is seated.

The menu consists of snacks, coleslaw, shrimp boil mixture (shrimp, potatoes, corn, & sausage with seasonings), bread/butter and dessert. Coffee, tea, and water will be available; otherwise, BYOB.

$10 tickets will be available in the Library on Monday, March 2 and Tuesday, March 3 from 9-11 am. Seating will be by tables, with ten at each table (you may sign up as a group or just choose a table). Only 160 tickets will be sold so be sure to mark this date/time on your calendars!

If you have questions please call Cathy Chajec 708-280-8910 or Linda Jones 573-631-7849.

Sent 2020-02-27: Table Tennis - 

Due to the lack of participation, Retzlaff Hall is no longer being reserved for table tennis Tuesday and Thursday at 1-3 P.M. Please contact Valerie, if you wish to schedule an activity at these times.     Warren Clark

Sent 2020-02-27: Reminder -- Band Appreciation Potluck - 

Band Appreciation Potluck In Retzlaff Hall on Sunday, March 1. Doors open at 4:30 p.m.  We will eat at 5 p.m. The band will play from 6 to 8 p.m. Donations will be taken at the door for the musicians that have played for free on Sunday evenings during the winter season.     Jean Eich

Sent 2020-02-27: Women’s Golf Tournament -  

Reminder: League members please sign up for our tournament next Wednesday, Thursday and Friday by tomorrow (2/28). The signup sheet will come down Friday evening and the lineup for the tournament will be posted Monday.

If you have any questions please call me at 303-990-2730. hanks     Cathy Richmond, tournament chair

Sent 2020-02-26: House for Sale + Furnishings for Sale separate - 

  • 1913 W Michigan Dr - 

    • Home Owner: Bill Bond

    • Contact: Joanne Ferrell (609-251-1127) or Mark Bond (832-661-7081)

      • Call for ​appt to view house or furnishings that are for sale separate from house

    • Description:

      • 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath​

      • Sunroom overlooks #6 tee box

Sent 2020-02-26: Resident Photos available for purchase - 

For those of you who had your photos taken for the Resident Photo Directory and would like a copy, please call Debbie at 956.230.3115. Or bring money to 4129 N Minnesota. A 5x7's is $4 and an 8x10 is $5. Sales will end on Firday, March  6 at end of day. All proceeds will go to the Women’s Club!    Debbie Robins

Sent 2020-02-26: Venue Change - Womens' Club 2020-2021 Activities Planning - 

The location of the Women's Club 20-21 Activities planning meeting you were informed about on Monday has been changed from Retzlaff Hall to the Card Room.
Sue Swidryk   Womens' Club Activities Director   847-452-7804

Sent 2020-02-25: Hot Tub - 

The Hot Tub was worked on today and will hopefully be ready for use on Wed (02-26).
Valerie Basaldua   Office Manager

Sent _2020-02-25: Call out for NW Patrol - Friday - Saturday 28 & 29 Feburary for Estate Sale - 

Dear Friends, In the past I have used our NW roster for a call-out. With Beth's approach for announcements for Sunshine, I shall take advantage of this modern technology.

So, this is a call-out for Neighborhood Watch. Please do a random patrol during 8a - 5p - for both days, walk the dog, ride in your Golf Cart - but wear your Orange Vest -  this gives the treasure hunters pause for thought.
Estate Sales and Garage Sales generally are advertised and entice many visitors.
Observe and report.  Per usual, the family requested this.  As always, the HPD & Combes will do an extra ATP (Area To Patrol) assignment thru here.  
Thanks     Lenore J Combs 956 245 1276     NW-CERT Coordinator  956 245 1276

Sent 2020 -02-25: You Me & Alexa (Mar 7, 2020) - 


  • Proceeds going to the SCCE  Women's Club

  • Produced and directed by our own Lassey Dahlstrom

  • Over 35 of SCCE thespians are participating in this production

  • $10.00 per person Virtual Ticket sales are available for you to sign up for in the Library February 24 - March 4, 2020.  

  • Seating will be limited so sign up early.

 7:00 "YOU, ME and "ALEXA performance 
Also showing a new video of our residence and our special place here in Paradise.
Immediately after performance we will serve Champagne Punch and Hors d'oevres.
Any questions call 309-253-5543
Carolyn Anderson

Sent 2020-02-25: Letter from Sue Burney - 

Letter From Sue Burney
Dear, SCCE Residents
I want to thank everyone for the concerns, prayers and cards sent to me upon Gils death. I was completely overwhelmed by all the support. At last count I have received over 50 cards- WOW. Our years at Sunshine were fantastic. I have such fond memories of all the events and wonderful people we met . Ill miss ya’ll
Love Sue
Valerie Basaldua   Office Manager


The Men's Golf League will hold it's yearly free tournament on March 2nd and 3rd. We play four rounds of golf with rounds starting at 8:30 am, 10:15 am, 12:30 pm and 2:15 pm. All members have signed up for round placements.

Tournament prizes will be handed out Friday, March 5th at 4:30 pm in the Pavilion. We will have - all free: beer, margaritas, hamburgers and brats.

Thanks,   Steve Phillips

Sent 2020-02-24: Estate Sale at 1936 W. Indiana Circle - 

When: Friday, 2/28 & Sat, 2/29 2020 @ 8:00 a.m.

Lots of pieces of new furniture, king size bed with linens, pictures, wall hangings and much more!!

Google Estate Sales by JessIca for complete details.

Doug and Linda Almond

Sent 2020-02-24: Women’s golf tournament - Times course is being utilized - 

The SCCE women’s golf league will be holding their annual championship tournament on March 4,5 and 6. The ladies will be using the course each day from 9 am to approximately noon. Thank you in advance for respecting these hours and planning other golf around these times.     Cathy Richmond, tournament chair


Sent 2020-02-24: MEETING NOTICE: Womens' Club 2020-2021 Activities Planning - 

I know you enjoy attending the Womens' Club (WC) activities each season - RIGHT !!!

Well - Those activities don't just 'come out of the blue' and magically happen.

Each year we hold a 'planning' session, led by the current WC Activities Director. At this meeting, attendees are given the opportunity to present idea(s) for activities for the upcoming season. Then we discuss pros & cons of these ideas and decide what goes into the calendar. This list of WC proposed events must be presented to the SEPO Board for their approval by the next Board of Directors meeting on Mar 9, 2020.

In order to meet this deadline, the planning session is scheduled for March 3rd at 10 AM in Retzlaff Hall. This is an open invitation for you to get your ideas out there on the table. And for those of you who are new, it's a great way to meet new residents and learn how this all works behind the scenes.

Also - At this meeting it is customary to try and determine who would be willing to chair or work on the committees of these activites or have attendees put forth name(s) of people they think/know would be willing to chair or work on them. Never fear - There are WC Committee Guidelines to assist all Chairperson(s) and Committe members with what needs to be done to plan and carry out an event. These guidelines are availabe in the WC file drawer outside the SEPO Office and also on the Web site:

So please come and be heard.

Thanks in advance for your assistance.

Sue Swidryk
Womens' Club Activities Director


Sent 2020-02-24: House for Rent (REVISED) - 

4328 N Missouri St -

  • Home Owner: Lisa Wetherbee

  • Contact: Lisa Wetherbee

  • Call: Lisa (303-324-3707) or Jerry (425-418-3345)

  • Renting For:

    • ​March and April 2020

    • 2020-21 winter season

  • Description:

    • 2 bedroom, 2 bath brick home

    • Large sunroom

    • Granite countertops in updated kitchen

    • Two flat screen TVs

    • Two-car garage

    • Fully furnished

    • No pets. No smokers.

Jerry Wetherbee

Sent 2020-02-24: Save the Date: SUNDAY NIGHT BAND APPRECIATION - 

On Sunday, March 1, we will have a finger food potluck appreciation night for the musicians who have played classic country music every Sunday evening, except for Super Bowl Sunday, during this winter season. Doors will open at 4:30 p.m. and we will eat at 5 p.m. They have played country music and entertained us for our listening and dancing pleasure, and they have done it all for free! Other places in the Valley they would be paid. Donations will be taken at the door; let's show them how much we appreciate all their efforts. Bring finger food for the buffet; coffee, iced tea, water, paper plates and plastic silverware will be provided. The Band will play for us from 6 to 8 p.m. So, put it on your calendar, March 1, 4:30 p.m., bring finger food. And then come and enjoy the fellowship and the music. ​Look for more information in the March Newsletter.     Jean Eich

Sent 2020-02-24: Resident Passing - 

I have been informed that Bill Bond passed away this morning, Feb 24, 2020.     Valerie Basaldua   Office Mgr

Sent 2020-02-24: REMINDER: Movie in Hall - Feb 25, 2020 - 

Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy a movie entitled "The Overcomers"  that is being shown in Retzlaff Hall on Tuesday, Feb 25th at 10 am.

The Overcomers synopsis
High school basketball coach John Harrison and his team face an uncertain future when their town's largest manufacturing plant shuts down unexpectedly. As hundreds of people move away, John reluctantly agrees to coach cross-country, a sport he doesn't even like. His outlook soon changes when he meets Hannah Scott, an unlikely runner who pushes herself to the limit.

Can call me with questions, Sue Swidryk   847-452-7804

Sent 2020-02-23: SEPO Finance Reports now on Web site - 

NOTE - This is only being sent to current residents of Sunshine.

The Financial reports I sent out this morning via e-mail are now available on the Web site. They are formatted much cleaner so they are easier to read. Those of you who don't mind using the Web site, you know the documents can always be found in the "Resident's Only section: (

Please contact me with any questions.

Beth Parrish
SEPO Web site Admin


Sent 2020-02-23: FINAL REMINDER: Mar 2020 Newsletter Articles Due by End of Day on Feb 24th - 

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

NOTE - If you could get them to me today that would be fantastic. If not - that's okay too.

Newsletter Guidelines are posted here:

Please call with questions.

Beth Parrish   Sunshine Country Club Newsletter Editor   314-960-6710

Sent 2020-02-22: Resident Directory has been Updated - 

NOTE - This is only being sent to current residents of Sunshine.

Based on both input from Valerie (SEPO Office) and lots of residents, I have made numerous updates to the Resident Directory and posted them on the Web site just now. Valerie is also working to make some of these same updates for the printed copy on the directory that is available in the Library area. The updated printed document and the one on the Web site should be dated no later than Feb 22, 2020.

Those of you who don't mind using the Web site, you know the documents can always be found in the "Resident's Only section: (

Thank you to everyone who has helped us get your information correct. Please contact me with any questions or updates.

Beth Parrish   SEPO Web site Admin   E-Mail:   314-960-6710

Sent 2020-02-21: NEED: Activity Request Sheets - 

If you plan to hold an activity (i.e., Women's Club events, Golf Tournaments, Shuffleboard etc.) at Sunshine during the next Winter Season (2020-2021) you need to submit your Activity Request Form to the Office by March 16 in order for the New activity sheet to be printed for March 20,2020.     Valerie Basaldua   Office Manager

Sent 2020-02-20: 2019 Treasurer's Financial Report - 

NOTE - This is only being sent to Current Residents who are on the Sunshine E-Mail Distribution List.

The 2019 Treasurer's Annual Report (provided to me by Mark Owen via John Chajec) has been posted in the "Resident's Only" section of the Web site:

After you enter the password, click on "SEPO Financials: By Year".

Please let me know if you have any issues viewing this report.

Beth Parrish
SEPO E-Mail E-News Admin


Sent 2020-02-20: 2020-2021 SEPO Board of Directors - 

The members of the 2020-2021 SEPO Board of Directors has now been updated on the Web site.

The info can be found on the Web site two ways:

  1. Go to the Rules/Officers Tab ( and click on the "2020-2021 Officers" button.

  2. Go directly to the "SEPO Officers (2020-2021) Tab (

Here is what Beth Parrish put on the Web site:

  •  John Chajec-President
    (708) 280-8940

  • Mecca Henry Treasurer
    (469) 766-4245

  • Lyn Swonger-1st Vice President, Director of Golf Course
    (580) 304-6334

    • Golf Course

    • Equipment

    • Irrigation Maintenance

    • Maintenance Area


  • Frank Tewell –2nd Vice President, Director of Common Area 1
    (850) 797-5521

    • Office and Lounge

    • Pavilion

    • Pool & Hot Tub

    • Retzlaff Hall

    • Sunburst Building 


  • Tony Tramel –Director of Common Area 2
    (337) 693-6354

    • Drainage and Irrigation Ditches

    • Streets and Grounds

    • Texas Avenue 


  • Jerry Utterback –Director of Common Area 3
    (618) 553-1417

    • Storage Lot & Woodshop

    • Shuffle board Court

    • Tennis Court


  • Mark Owen-Secretary
    (972) 567-8665

    • Covenants

    • By-laws

    • Policies and Procedures

John Chajec
SEPO Board President

Sent 2020-02-20: SUNSHINE HEROES UPDATE - 


This is a final call for this season for our residents who served in the armed forces of all nations and the men and women in our community who served as Police Officers, Fire Fighters and EMT/First Responders. The service wall plans are moving along. The wall display is to recognize residents living and deceased where the surviving spouse or other relation resides within the estates.

I will be available in the library on March 12, 2020 between 10:00 and 12:00 to take pictures and accept applications. If you have a picture I will be accepting them at these times.

If residents want their picture or their spouse’s picture included on the wall they will need to fill out an application form. These forms are available in the office. Check with Valerie to get one, or see me. My information is below. She also has pledge forms available if you need one.

The picture you provide for use will be copied and returned, please write on the application form so that I can return your picture.

All name plates and pictures that are placed on the wall and in the book should remain there indefinitely.

I want to inform our residents on the status of this project. The wall is installed and the name plates are ordered. Engraving is being done on 28 of the plates, as that is the amount of applicants we had when the order was placed. Additional plates will be engraved as we receive applications.
The pledges that I asked for at the Annual Meeting are coming in with many neighbors preferring to make cash donations rather than a pledge. I am keeping an accounting of all donations and expenditures and will make it available for anyone to see upon request.

It is hoped that the first name plates will be on the wall very soon. Thank you for your pledges and donations towards this project and for those still to come in.

Jim Tennant
4161 N Missouri

Sent 2020-02-19: UNAPPROVED MINUTES From - 

  • SEPO Board Assignment Meeting Minutes: 02-18-2020

  • SEPO Annual Meeting Minutes from 02-18-2020

  • Directors Meeting Minutes from 02-17-2020

The 'unapproved' minutes from the above three meetings can all be found HERE.

Sent 2020-02-19: Women's Club: REMEMBER WHEN Ticket Sales - 


We are coming up to the end of virtual ticket sales for REMEMBER WHEN, the next Women’s Club program on this Saturday, February 22nd at 7:00 p.m. Sign up for virtual tickets at just $5.00 each in the library. This will be a fun evening. Any questions, call Share Nelson, 309 269 0686.

Sent 2020-02-19: Neighborhood Watch invitation - 

Dear Friends,   Chief Miryam Anderson personally  invites us (and anyone from Sunshine) to join her in a friendly walk  FRIDAY  21 February  at 5:30pm at McKelvey Park. This is a part of Healthy Harlingen and she wants big numbers to beat out all the other competition that have been walking with the Mayor etc.  Wear your Orange Vest. I have Vests if you do not have one. Meet her at 5pm at McKelvey entrance.  See you there.  Thanks.
--   Lenore J Combs 956 245 1276    NW - CERT Coordinator

Sent 2020-02-19: Birding and Nature Field Trip - 

This is just a reminder to the twenty or so people planning on going on the Birding and Nature field trip to Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge tomorrow, February 20th. Meet in front of the library at 6:45 a.m. We will meet as a group. Call roll. Then divide into cars for carpooling. Bring lunch, drinks, binoculars, etc. We will, probably, be riding in 2 busses through the reserve.


Jean Burgoine

Sent 2020-02-19: Crafty Creations Info for the Mar 2020 (LAST) session - 

Per Beth Parrish - Please view all of the info/pictures pertaining to this class HERE.     Heidi Dill

Sent 2020-02-18: House For Sale -

  • 4153 N Missouri St - 

    • Home Owner: Marge and Bruce Lehman

    • Contact:  Marge and Bruce Lehman

    • Call: 716-753-6502 or 716-753-0757

    • Description: Click HERE.


Sent 2020-02-18: Sunshine E-Mail: 24 hr turnaround for a DIFFERENT time period -

Due to the Harlingen weather forecast for this week my expected company has moved their vacation back to Feb 24 thru Mar 2. Otherwise, the below still applies - just a different timeframe. Thx.     Beth
From: SEPO Community
Sent: Saturday, February 15, 2020 10:51 AM
Subject: Sunshine E-Mail: 24 hr turnaround for a time period

Hi All - I normally try to provide quick turnaround on sending out your e-mail requests. But please note - I will have company from late afternoon next Tues, Feb 18 through late afternoon Tue, Feb 25. So it may be closer to a 24 hr turnaround during that time period. If you have an EMERGENCY e-mail that needs to get out right away, text me (314-960-6710) and I will do my best to accommodate you. Thanks for your understanding with this. Beth Parrish   SEPO E-Mail E-News Admin   E-Mail:   314-960-6710

Sent 2020-02-17: Thursday Golf Scramble - 

The Thursday Golf Scramble is starting up again - which costs one dollar and includes a beverage after. It begins at 3 pm every Thursday (weather permitting) and signup sheets are on the bulletin board near the Office, beside Saturday’s sheets.     Dave Pickett

Sent 2020-02-17: Guys & Dolls Golf Tournament - 

The Guys & Dolls Golf Tournament will be held on Friday and Saturday of March 20 and 21. Open to SEPO owners and renters only. The cost will be $20 per person and limited to 108 golfers, a meal by Dave’s BBQ will follow on Saturday and meals only will cost $12 each. More info will be coming later but you may start looking for a partner if your better half doesn’t want to golf. Thx.     Dave Pickett

Sent 2020-02-17: Election - 

OK don’t wait until the last day. If you haven’t voted do it today. 😊    Chuck McEvoy   Election Chairman

Sent 2020-02-17: REMINDER: MAR 2020 Newsletter Articles Due by End of Day on Feb  24, 2020 - 

This is a reminder - If you have an article you would like published in the Sunshine Mar 2020 Newsletter, the article needs to be submitted to by End of Day on the 24th of this month. Per the Women's Club By-Laws this will be the last newsletter produced for this winter season. Newsletters will resume in Sep 2020.

Newsletter Guidelines are posted HERE. Please call with questions.

Beth Parrish
Sunshine Country Club Newsletter Editor


Sent 2020-02-17: Women's Club Meeting - 

The Women’s Club will be meeting this Friday Feb 21st in Retzlaff Hall at 9:00 am.  All women of Sunshine are encouraged to attend. Please wear your name tag for a chance to win a gift.  Coffee and cake will be provided.
Eileen Anderson   President

Sent 2020-02-17: Neighborhood Watch meeting 3pm Monday 17 February 2020 - 

Dear Friends - Please come and welcome our 2 newly assigned Harlingen Police Officers - Sgt Charles Fechner who has replaced Sgt Michael Brooks (who is now assigned to Patrols) and our new NW liaison Officer Orlando Gonzalez. Topic of conversation is what's new in NW programs. Agenda on bulletin board in Library. There is a CERT class starting soon and another Citizens Police Academy class in the works.
-- Lenore J Combs 956 245 1276   Coordinator NW - CERT


Sent 2020-02-16: Directory Updates - 

Based on my compare with the SEPO Office information and input from quite a few of you via e-mail/text these last couple of weeks, I have updated both the Resident Directory (by Name and by Address) AND the E-Mail Directory (by Name) on the Web site. All new documents are dated 02-16-20. They are all in the Resident's Only section ( of the Web site.


Go to the Web site and verify that your information is correct. If you find anything that needs to be changed/updated, please let me know ASAP and I will get fixes coordinated with the SEPO Office. Thx in advance for your diligence with this request.

Beth Parrish
SEPO E-Mail E-News Admin

Sent 2020-02-15: Women's Club Event: REMEMBER WHEN - 

Now that Valentine’s Day has passed, it’s time to advertise our next Women’s Club sponsored event to be held next Saturday evening, February 22nd.

This program, entitled REMEMBER WHEN, has been in the works since 2007 when Lassey Dahlstrom directed and produced the ALL STAR REVIEW. You will be entertained with shorts selected from six different shows produced and directed by Lassey. The most recent of which, NOW AND THEN, was produced in 2016.

Some of you will see yourself and all of you will laugh and be amazed at just what people OUR age will do to entertain while having some of the best times of our lives. There is a little ‘show biz’ in most of us. You newer residents just might be inspired with some ideas of your own for the future.

We start at 7:00 p.m. Virtual tickets are just $5.00 and are available in the library now. Lassey’s family is providing refreshments including champagne punch following the program.

Call Share Nelson 309-269-0686 with questions.

Sent 2020-02-15: SEPO Board Election & Your Vote - 

The election is only two days away. If you haven’t voted now is a good time.     Chuck McEvoy   Election Chairman

Sent 2020-02-15: Sunshine E-Mail: 24 hr turnaround for a time period - 

Hi All - I normally try to provide quick turnaround on sending out your e-mail requests. But please note - I will have company from late afternoon next Tues, Feb 18 through late afternoon Tue, Feb 25. So it may be closer to a 24 hr turnaround during that time period. If you have an EMERGENCY e-mail that needs to get out right away, text me (314-960-6710) and I will do my best to accommodate you. Thanks for your understanding with this. 
Beth Parrish   SEPO E-Mail E-News Admin   E-Mail:   314-960-6710

Sent 2020-02-13: Grills in Pavillion - 

It has been brought to our attention that residents are using the grills in the pavilion without cleaning them afterwards. 

All residents are welcome to you use the grills but, after using them, the grills must be wire brushed / cleaned. Thank You     Valerie Basaldua   Office Manager

Sent 2020-02-13: Looking to RENT in 2020/2021 - 

Would like to rent 2 bedroom unit from Dec 2020 thru Feb 2021. Call me - Bob Galoskowsky - @ 636 359 8811.



On Monday Night February 17th we will be showing the Sight and Sound produced movie:-   "JONAH"
beginning at 6:00 p.m. in Retzlaff Hall. Everyone welcome. This is a professionally produced movie of the entire play as presented in Sight and Sound Theaters in Branson, Mo. and the east coast location. 

Questions-- call Warren  314 719 6532

Sent 2020-02-13: Movie in Hall - 

Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy a movie entitled "The Overcomers"  that is being shown in Retzlaff Hall on Tuesday, Feb 25th at 10 am.

The Overcomers synopsis
High school basketball coach John Harrison and his team face an uncertain future when their town's largest manufacturing plant shuts down unexpectedly. As hundreds of people move away, John reluctantly agrees to coach cross-country, a sport he doesn't even like. His outlook soon changes when he meets Hannah Scott, an unlikely runner who pushes herself to the limit.

Can call me with questions,     Sue Swidryk   847-452-7804

Sent 2020-02-12: Valentine's Day - 

The last day to sign up for the Valentine's Day Dinner and Dance is Thursday, Feb.13th, so hurry up to the library to sign up for an evening of fun! See event details HERE.     Vickie Jones 262-689-7068

Sent 2020-02-12: Hot Tub Status - 

The hot tub will be up and running in the next hour.    Valerie

Sent 2020-02-11: Pics from Crafty Creations Classes - 

Hi Everyone - I finally got around to putting ALL of the pics from the various Crafty Creations Classes that Heidi Dill has been hosting this season on the Web site HERE.

We having been having a blast. So if you look at the pics and say to yourself - I want to do that - there is one more final class coming up on Mar 25. Heidi is putting together all of the information you will need to signup. So look for that coming out in the near future. Thank you Heidi sooooo much.

Beth Parrish   SEPO Communications   314-960-6710

Sent 2020-02-11: SEPO BOARD MEETING AGENDA 2/17/2020 - 

The Agenda for the SEPO Board Meeting on Feb 17, 2020 is posted HERE.

Sent 2020-02-11: Security Keypad on Retzlaff Hall Door - 

Tonight the Security Keypad on the Retzlaff Hall door will be disabled and all doors will be locked for the Women's Guest Day Golf Tournament Feb.12, 2020.     Valerie Basaldua   Office Manager

Sent 2020-02-11: SEPO Election Reminder - 

There is only one week left to cast your ballot in the SEPO election. If you haven’t voted now is a good time to do it.
Chuck McEvoy     Election Committee Chairman

Sent 2020-02-11: 4324 N Minnesota Street: For Sale - 

Pictures are available on the Web site here:

  • Home Owner: William & Janet Peterson

  • ​Contact:

  • Description:

    • ​1993 Fleetwood manufactured home

    • 1 or 2 Bedrooms

    • 1 1/2 baths w/walk-in shower

    • Full kitchen with updated appliances

    • Washer and Dryer

    • Newer roof (2018)

    • Newer floors

    • Extra work/storage space

Sent 2020-02-11: Photo Directory: If you missed getting your picture taken - 

Some of you have been asking if you could send in a photo if you:

  • weren't physically at Sunshine during the photo sessions the last couple of weeks

  • were here and couldn't get to a session

  • changed your mind about wanting to be in the photo book after the sessions were complete

It has been decided that the answer is YES. But you need to do it very quickly. Tasteful pictures can be sent to Deb Robins at by Friday, Feb 14 end of day.

Please include your:

  • Names(s)

  • Address at Sunshine

  • Phone Number(s)

The Photo Directory Committee

Sent 2020-02-11: REMINDER: Photo Directory payments due - 

Just a reminder.......Anyone wanting one of the new soft-cover Sunshine Resident Photo Directories needs to get their payments to Terry DeBackere, Deb Robins or Sue Swidryk by the end of the week. Work is going great on the book thanks to Deb Robins and it is almost ready to send to the publisher.

Thank you for your support in this project.     Terry DeBackere & Rest of the Committee

Sent 2020-02-11: Hats Off to Neighborhood Watch - 

Dear Friends - Hats Off to Neighborhood Watch Patrol from the other night whose vigilance and attention to detail prevented a serious flood from a watermain break - corner of Texas Ave & Montana.     --  Lenore J Combs

Sent 2020-02-09: LOOKING FOR SOMETHING TO DO TONIGHT (Sunday, Feb 9)? - 

For those of you who like to listen/dance to live Classic Country music, you can do that every Sunday evening at Retzlaff Hall from 6 pm - 8 pm. This week the band has a special guest: Kiley & Company. There's NO Cover Charge. Just BYOB and have some fun. OH - And during the band's break, the Women's Club serves Ice Cream for $1. YUM

Beth Parrish (for Roy Ridlon & the Women's Club)


We will be showing the movie "COURAGOUS" on Monday February 10th in Retzlaff Hall beginning at 6:oo p.m.

Questions: Call Warren 314 719 6532


This morning as we were preparing for Saturday night's Good Neighbor Golf Tournament dinner we became aware that there are: two trays of silverware missing from the Retzlaff Hall kitchen. Without that silverware we don't have enough to supply everyone who is coming to the dinner tomorrow with silverware.


Return the silverware ASAP - no questions asked.

Vickie Jones (by Beth Parrish)


Sent 2020-02-06: REMINDER: Women's Golf Lunch Stand during GNGT - 

The Sunshine Women’s Golf Lunch Stand was a big hit today even though it was held inside Retzlaff Hall due to the weather. If you missed it, the plan for Friday (as long as the weather improves) is to serve lunch under the pool pavilion from 11 am to 1 pm. If the weather is still too chilly, it well be held in Retzlaff Hall again.

This is open to everyone whether you play in the Good Neighbor Tournament or not.
Cost is $5.00. Friday we will have brats, hot dogs, chili and sloppy joes. It also includes chips and a drink. Extra sandwiches or bowl of chili will be available for an additional $2.00. Please pass the word and support the Women’s Golf League. See you there!
Terry DeBackere (by Beth Parrish)


Sent 2020-02-05: Web site Sale/Rent Guidelines updated 02-05-2020 - 

Today I figured out how to use a nifty Web site feature called Gallery. I am now able to upload lots of pictures to a single Web page at one time. Soooo - I have bumped up the restriction of only posting "three" pictures on the For Sale/For Rent pages  to "15" pictures.

The Revised Guidelines are HERE.

If anyone has additional pics you would like me to post please send them to the e-mail address below.

Call with questions.

Beth Parrish
SEPO Web site Admin


Sent 2020-02-05: House For Sale - 

This listing, along with pictures,  has just been posted on the Sunshine Web site HERE.

4241 N Minnesota St
Home Owner: Ronald Hancock
Contact: Tami Smith (Medina Real Estate)
Call: 956-274-9161

  • 2 bed, 2 bath

  • Large living area

  • Updated hall bath

  • Has a reverse osmosis

  • Very nice back patio area.

Ronald Hancock (by Beth Parrish)

Sent 2020-02-05: Minnesota Get Together - 

Minnesota residents residing in Sunshine Estates are hosting the annual "Minnesota Get-Together" at Retzlaff Hall Wednesday February 19th at 1:00 pm. The event will include a lunch at a cost of $11.00 each, catered by Dave's Bar and Grill. Meal tickets can be purchased from Duane & Mary Eich at 4316 N. Mn. St. Tel. # 651-341-5004.
Mary Eich


Sent 2020-02-05: Sue Burney's Address - 

If anyone would like to send their sympathy to Sue Burney her address is:

5641 W Meridan Place
Sioux Falls, SD 57106

Valerie Basaldua   Office Manager

Sent 2020-02-05: Valentine's Day Event - 

A sign up sheet is in the library for the Valentine's Day Dinner and Dance to be held on Friday, Feb. 14th in Retzlaff Hall. The cost is $10.00 per person which includes pizza, salad bar and dessert. Music will be provided by The Classics Band. Bring your sweetie and enjoy a fun evening dancing the night away.     Vickie Jones

Sent 2020-02-05: Death of a relative  (Prater's) - 

With sad news, Tiffany and Wade Prater's grandfather Pete passed away peacefully this morning. He moved down here in 2018 and lived at Angel Care Acres. So many of our wonderful neighbors ask about my grandfather on a daily basis. A lot of you know he was 100 years old and still drinking his shot of bourbon every day...sometimes two!

Thank you for all your prayers and support through this difficult time, it means the world to us.

Tiffany and Wade Prater

Sent 2020-02-04: Good Neighbor Golf Tournament (GNGT) - 

The 35th Annual Good Neighbor Golf Tournament starts this Thursday and ends Saturday, with an awards and dinner banquet. We have great participation.

Best of all, great weather is forecast for all 3 days. Yea!

You should anticipate a lot of pedestrian and parking activity at the office area, Retzlaff Hall, and the Pavilion. So drive carefully in these areas.

This is also last call for Gift Baskets for the Awards portion of the program for participants. Please deliver any basket and / or appropriate donation to Janis McFee at 2028 W Michigan Dr before Friday at noon.

Looking forward to another successful GNGT for 2020!

Tony Tramel   Chairman of GNGT

Sent 2020-02-04: Wind & Red Cushions - 

With all the wind from yesterday a few red cushions blew and landed at 4204 N Missouri.. 404-395-6165
Valerie Basaldua   Office Manager

Sent 2020-02-04: Ladies Golf Guest Day -

Save the date and invite your friends for a fun day of golf!

Our annual fun golf day is February 12th. We play a scramble so you really don’t need to be a “golfer”!
We meet at 8:45 for coffee, donuts and fellowship. Golfing starts at 9:30. After golf at about 12:30 we have lunch provided by the women’s golf league consisting of salads, finger foods and desserts.

Prizes will be given out after lunch!

All this fun costs only $2.00 a person!!!

Ask your friends from inside Sunshine and outside the community. Signup sheet will be in the library.

Golf guest day committee (by Cathy Richmond)

Sent 2020-02-02: Resident Death  (Gil Burney) - 

Gil Burney passed away this morning and is now in God's Hands. Prayers for His family.     Sam Davis

Sent 2020-02-02: Birding and Nature Enthusiasts - 

The Birding and Nature Enthusiasts will hold their monthly meeting on Monday, February 3rd at 7 p.m. in the library.  The meeting is open to the community.  We will be discussing Texas Avenue and our field trip.  See you there.


Jean Burgoine

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