SEPO Community E-Mails: October 2020

Sent 2020-10-31: Thanks for the MASK-O-RADE - 

Congrats Sue Bob on the fist Women's Club event of this weird year. It was fun to watch. Thank you so much to the unknown woman who handed me a beautiful, illuminated balloon as the parade passed by. I hope you all had a nice time despite the necessary restrictions.     Lassey

 

Sent 2020-10-31: REMINDER: Women's Club MASK-O-RADE this evening AND Need for Pictures - 

Hi All - I'm sending this on behalf of the Women's Club and the SEPO Web site.

For the Women's Club:
This is a reminder of the MASK-O-RADE festivities this evening. Click HERE for attachment with details. I've been walking around the community and saw several homeowners decorating their golf carts. It should be loads of fun.

For the Web site:
The Sunshine Web site is thirsting for events this year. Due to the pandemic it hasn't received much relief. However, the MASK-O-RADE this evening is a perfect opportunity for one and all to help out. The Web site needs pictures - and lots of them - of this evening's festivities. Your pictures can be sent to Beth Parrish at the e-mail address below. Or give me a call and I can arrange to get them from you by other means (USB stick, etc).

Beth Parrish
bethparrish107@charter.net
314-960-6710

 

Sent 2020-10-30: New Web Page: Household+ Items for Sale in Sunshine - 

I have created a new Web page to enable (only) Sunshine residents to post Household etc. items you have for sale. But anyone accessing this page from anywhere may be contacting you. In order to create this page, the Tabs across the top of the Web site look slightly different. There is now a tab titled 'Marketplace'. When you hover over that tab you will see two tabs you can click on. One is for Homes for Sale/Rent. The other is for sale of Household+ items for sale.

Before sending me anything to post please read the guidelines for this new sale of Household+ items page carefully. Those guidelines are posted HERE. Also, please give me 24-48 hours to post your item(s). I will let you know once the posting has been made. If anyone has questions about this, please contact me.

Beth Parrish     SEPO Web site Admin     E-Mail: sunshinecountryclubweb@gmail.com     314-960-6710

 

Sent 2020-10-30: Good News On Front Gate Texas Ave - 

Gate on Texas Ave is now up and running with the same schedule - Open 6am Close 6pm. Same Keypad Entry Code (can be found HERE) All Gate Openers should work , if not see the office. Again sorry for the delay and Have a Blessed Day!! 
Neil Moorhead / Frank Tewell
SEPO BOARD MEMBERS

Sent 2020-10-29: WANTED: Singers and Musicians residing in Sunshine - 

If you are new (or not new) to Sunshine and you are a singer or musician and want to get involved with music contact me. We aren't able to socialize and get in touch with each other as we used to do.     Wade Prater   956-264-0355

Sent 2020-10-29:  CORRECTION: Church services for Encore Residents Only - 

Pastor Elkins has contacted me to say he has been told that the church services scheduled for Sunday are limited to residents of the RV park. He and I apologize for the misinformation.     Gus Elliott

Sent 2020-10-29: Non-House items For Sale on Web site - 

There have been a couple of residents who have asked me if I post non-house items for sale on the Web site. At first I said no, I don't do that. After rethinking it, due to the Covid-19 situation and people not going into the Office/Lounge area too often, I will attempt to create a Web page for these kind of items. I will let everyone know when the 'guidelines' for these postings have been created and when I have the page up and running. It may not be until this weekend since I'm still getting settled down here at Sunshine.

Disclaimer - If this gets to be too time consuming I may not be able to maintain it. So everyone will need to keep things simple and remember to tell me when you need your posting to be removed. I'll let everyone know when this gets up and running.

Beth Parrish     SEPO Web site Admin   E-Mail: sunshinecountryclubweb@gmail.com   314-960-6710

 

Sent 2020-10-29: Passing of Former Resident - 

Yesterday I received information that former resident Bill Schricker passed away in Minnesota.     Diane Bredvick

Sent 2020-10-28: SEPO Residents - 

I was informed yesterday (Tuesday) that there was a rumor (gossip) being started that one of our new residents had tested positive for the virus. This is unfounded and completely false!! I have no idea how things like this get started, but (C’mon) Sunshine we are better than this.     Jim Kennedy   SEPO Board President

Sent 2020-10-28: Sunday church services - 

Weather permitting, pastor Elkins plans to have church services outdoors in the parking lot at Sunshine RV at 10:00 am this Sunday.     Gus Elliott

Sent 2020-10-27: Roaming cats in Sunshine - 

There have been cats seen roaming around Sunshine. If you own a cat, it needs to be kept indoors OR if you let it out it needs to be either on a leash or watched so it doesn't stray. We need to be able to distinguish which ones are strays in order to get animal control to come out.     Valerie Basaldua   Office Manager

Sent 2020-10-26: Mail Packages in General Purpose Room need to be picked up - 

First, I would like to apologize to you about the small packages that were placed in the General Purpose Room. The mailman that has been trying to be consistent during the week, unfortunately does not work on the weekend.

Click HERE for a list of pkgs in the General Purpose Room. Some of you may have more than one. Please go through them carefully to find yours. Password to keypad entry is still the same. Feel free to call the office with any questions.

Sincerely, Valerie Basaldua, Office Manager
 

Sent 2020-10-26: SUNSHINE NEWSLETTER: November 2020 - 

As always, the Newsletter has been posted on the Web site HERE and also sent to Valerie to print and place in the Lounge. Please contact me with any corrections, questions etc. Please take the time to read it all the way through, particularly because a couple of the events listed actually occur this week (in Oct).

Beth Parrish     SEPO Newsletter Editor   E-Mail: seponewsletter@gmail.com   314-960-6710
 

Sent 2020-10-26: Event Notice - MASK-O-RADE: Oct 31, 2020 - 

 

 MASK-O-RADE 
 Come Join in the Fun 
 (See Details Below) 

Sent 2020-10-24: Woodshop Orientation Class on Wednesday, October 28th at 5 pm - 

There will be a Woodshop Orientation Class on Wednesday, Oct 28th at 5 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. Limited attendance due to Covid-19 restrictions.   Call John Chajec at 708-280-8940 to register.

 

Sent 2020-10-23: FINAL REMINDER: NOV 2020 Newsletter Articles Due by End of Day on Nov 24th - 

This is the FINAL reminder. If you have an article you would like published in the Nov 2020 Sunshine Newsletter, it needs to be submitted to seponewsletter@gmail.com by End of Day on the 24th of this month. I have only received a couple of articles, so if you have 'ANYTHING' the community should be aware of that is upcoming, please send it to me. Newsletter Guidelines are posted HERE. Please call with questions.
Beth Parrish     Sunshine Country Club Newsletter Editor

 

Sent 2020-10-22: Please Follow Speed Limits - 

It is time for a reminder to Sunshine residents to slow down and keep in mind there is a 20 mph speed limit on our streets. This time of the year there seems to be quite a few service vehicles, cable TV, air conditioner, plumbers, etc. along with the usual UPS and FedEx trucks on our streets. And there are also bikers, walkers and golf carts that share the streets with you and the service vehicles. Please be careful. Thanks.     Jim Kennedy   SEPO President

Sent 2020-10-22: Former Resident Passing - 

This message is to let you know that Jan Acquard passed away on October 15.  She and her husband Dick lived at Sunshine Country Club for many winters.     Rosemary VanHouten-Dick Acquard's niece

Sent 2020-10-20: Out of Office - 

I will not be in the SEPO Office on Wed, Oct 21. I will return on Thu, Oct 22.     Valerie Basaldua   Office Manager
 

Sent 2020-10-20: SEPO Communications Manager: AVAILABILITY STATUS - 

Hi Everyone - I will have very limited availability to work on any SEPO Communications starting this Thu, Oct 22 thru Sun, Oct 25. If you are aware of anything right now that needs to be addressed during that timeframe, please send the info to me ASAP. Thanks in Advance.     Beth Parrish   SEPO Communications   314-960-6710
 

Sent 2019-10-19: Birding and Nature - 

Birding and Nature Club will be meeting on Monday, Nov. 2nd at 5:00 p.m. in the gazebo on Texas Avenue.  Please, wear a mask, maintain social distancing, and wear your name tag. You may remain in your golf cart, if your prefer.  A microphone will be used. Business to be discussed includes appointment of two officers, Christmas Bird Count, and plans for 2021. This group is open to anyone in Sunshine who enjoys birds and nature. No expertise is necessary.  After the business meeting, we will stroll through the Texas Avenue area discussing whatever birds and vegetation we encounter. Perhaps, a brief history of the part the Birding and Nature Group played in the creation of this area will be given. Newcomers are always welcome. See you there.     Jean Burgoine

Sent 2020-10-19: Attention Pet Owners - 

Texas Avenue will be shut down for 2 hours this afternoon (Oct 19) in order to spray for Insecticide. Lalo will be spraying at 1pm and to keep your pets safe, we ask that they stay off that area for 2 hours. The Doggie Area in Storage Lot will be available to you and your pet. You may take your pet out on Texas Ave after 3:30pm. Thank you
Valerie Basaldua     Office Manager     Sunshine Estates Property Owners
 

Sent 2020-10-18: NW - CERT virtual meeting for Monday 19 October 2020 - 

Click HERE for the Virtual Meeting & Info.     Lenore Combs

Sent 2020-10-17: REMINDER: NOV 2020 Newsletter Articles Due by End of Day on Oct  24, 2020 - 

This is a reminder - If you have an article you would like published in the Sunshine Nov 2020 Newsletter, the article needs to be submitted to sepoenews@gmail.com 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   E-Mail: seponewsletter@gmail.com   314-960-6710
 

Sent 1010-10-16: Report as to what is happening in our Community - 

Greetings- A quick report as to what is happening in our Community
 
The Nominating Committee is progressing very nicely. Dana Weiss will be heading the Committee and may be reached at 775-470-9057 by phone or text. We thank Dana for his help and if you would like to help him or volunteer to be considered a member of the Board, please reach out to him, it would be much appreciated!!
 
Visited with Frank this morning, The folks from the gate company met with him this AM and we are still at the mercy of the manufacturer because they are not making any parts at this time.  Not only can we not get the part from any where in the US, there is not a new gate available in the whole country. This is due to the virus and the plants are closed.
 
Frank also mentioned that there will be some painting of gutters done around the office area next week. He does keep the buildings looking sharp.
 
Thanks and Stay Safe.  
 
Jim Kennedy
SEPO Board President
 

Sent 2020-10-15: Found - 

I found a Liftmaster opener near the mailboxes.     Call Randy  222-6876

Sent 2020-10-15: DATE CORRECTION: Wood Shop 1st Meeting - 

I need to apologize for the email I sent out. I had the wrong date. The correct date for the first meeting is on Friday, October 23 at 1pm. See the corrected details below.     Marian Young

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Hi Neighbors, I'm sending this out to the community to encourage new residents, who might be interested, to join the Wood Shop. We will be having our first meeting at the pavilion on Friday, October 23 at 1:00 pm. Jack Berning, Vice President, will conduct the meeting. Masks and social distancing are required. The Wood Shop has several members who can answer questions about woodworking, stained glass, other projects, and the use and care of the equipment. All are welcome!     Marian Young, Secretary

Sent 2020-10-11: From Jim Kennedy - 

There has been a rumor floating around that there have been board meetings held with just four members present. This is untrue!!!! I want to nip that in the bud right now. There is absolutely no truth to this what so ever!! There have been social events, like last Friday at my wife's birthday when board members were there as friends, but that is it period.
 
I realize that I am being labeled a "SOB" for not relaxing the regulations we have in place because of the virus. My concern right now is the health and well being of our community. I will live with that "label" just to keep our community safe. I would like nothing better than to see the Thursday Happy Hours resume and that we could have a Potluck to introduce new members of our Community. The Valley is still being listed as a "Hot Spot" for the virus, so this is not the time to become complacent.   
 
Jim Kennedy

Sent 2020-10-11: Web site: Change to "Residents' Only" pages - 

A while back I added a 'search' feature to the Web site - under the 'site contents' Tab, which then necessitated everyone to reenter the Password multiple times when pulling up the following documents:

  • Resident Directory (sorted by Name and by Address)

  • Resident/Renter E-mail addresses

  • Renter Directory.
     

​Today I combined the links to these documents onto one page, which means you only need to enter the password one time to get to any of the above docs. The revised page is: https://www.sunshinecountryclub.com/wherepasswordisneeded.

Hopefully, everyone will appreciate this change. And as always, if you every find anything wrong anywhere on the Web site, let me know immediately.

One final note - I'm still working on a site Table of Contents. It is nearing completion. But if I keep changing the Web site as I did above, it requires me to change the Table of Contents too. I can't win!! HA Thanks all.

Beth Parrish     SEPO Web site Admin   E-Mail: sunshinecountryclubweb@gmail.com
 

Sent 2020-10-11: BEWARE: E-mail scammers using your friends/acquaintances e-mail addresses - 

It has been reported to me that some of the Sunshine residents have been getting e-mails from, what looks like at first glance, friends/acquaintances of theirs sending them abnormal requests. Some of the types of e-mails they have been receiving contain the following:

  • Asking for transfers and payments to be made for them

  • Subject said - I need for you to help me to get something like  . . .
    Then they want you to go buy vouchers and tell him the numbers on them. 

 

At first glance you think it is an e-mail address you know. But be sure and look at the spelling of the address carefully if you suspect anything at all. Stay safe out there in cyberworld.

Beth Parrish     SEPO E-Mail E-News Admin

Sent 2020-10-11: From Jim Kennedy -

There has been a rumor floating around that there have been board meetings held with just four members present. This is untrue!!!! I want to nip that in the bud right now. There is absolutely no truth to this what so ever!! There have been social events, like last Friday at my wife's birthday when board members were there as friends, but that is it period.
 
I realize that I am being labeled a "SOB" for not relaxing the regulations we have in place because of the virus. My concern right now is the health and well being of our community. I will live with that "label" just to keep our community safe. I would like nothing better than to see the Thursday Happy Hours resume and that we could have a Potluck to introduce new members of our Community. The Valley is still being listed as a "Hot Spot" for the virus, so this is not the time to become complacent.   
 
Jim Kennedy

 

Sent 2020-10-09: SEPO September, 2020 Financials - 

Hello Homeowners, The Financials for September went sent via e-mail and are also posted on the Sunshine Web site HERE.  Please let me know if you have any questions. Thanks
 
Mecca Henry     SEPO Treasurer   (469) 766-4245

Sent 2020-10-06: Residents of Sunshine Country Club Estates - 

Normally we have a scheduled Board Meeting in October and that date would have been next Monday the 12th. But as you know, these are far from normal times. After visiting with some Board Members, it has been decided to postpone this meeting till a later date. There was nothing pressing at this time to warrant putting on an agenda.
 
Things have been progressing smoothly and things that do pop up can be handled internally.
 
Frank and Neil have been working on getting the front gate fixed. It has been a struggle getting the necessary electronic part to repair the gate and right now we are at the mercy of the manufacturer, who is, because of the virus, slowing production on these parts. We are also checking on the feasibility of purchasing a new gate.
 
Frank is keeping the pool and office area running very well. He and his helpers are painting and maintaining so things look great.
 
Lyn has been busy as usual with the golf course. The cart paths are all poured and look impressive. Course is in beautiful shape!!
 
Thank you everyone for your patience and understanding through these strange and difficult times. All of our guidelines such as: Residents Only!!, Retzlaff Hall remaining closed, masks, distancing and no groups larger than 10 are asked for our Residence.  Please stay safe everyone!!!!
  
Jim Kennedy SEPO President

Sent 2020-10-05: Saturday Golf Scramble October 10th - 

Thanks to Tony Tramel, there are now sufficient players to re-try starting this event. The sign-up sheet is posted on the wall outside the office where golf league info is posted. Team assignments will be posted there Friday afternoon. The $1 prize fee can be deposited in the Saturday lock box in the lounge or brought to the Pavilion before 9:00 on Saturday. Scorecards will be available then. 
 
As indicated before, prize distribution will be in the pavilion after play. Bring your own drinks, if desired. SEPO restrictions regarding carts, masks, etc. will apply.
 
STILL PLENTY OF TIME TO SIGN-UP BEFORE NOON FRIDAY!
 
                                                                                  Grace &Warren Clark

 

Sent 2020-10-02: What's Going On At Sunshine - 

Hi All - Hope everyone is doing well and staying safe.

I'm being told there's not a lot going on at Sunshine right now. However, I spent quite a few hours this past week attempting to get the Sunshine Web site up to date with what is going on and upcoming.

I'm requesting everyone to please look through this page AND click on the various links to view the details behind this summary of current/upcoming/cancelled activities.

Oh, I almost forgot. On Sep 30 I updated the following and put them on the Web site in the Residents Only section:

  • Directories (sorted by name and by address)

  • List of e-mail addresses

  • List of residents and their photo book page, along with the names of new residents

  • Pictures of all New Residents were added
     

If anyone sees ANYTHING ANYWHERE that needs updated, please let me know.

I hope everyone who's traveling to their southern home has a safe trip. I'm looking forward to seeing everyone who will be there this winter season. I'll be there soon.

Beth Parrish     SEPO Web site Admin   E-Mail: sunshinecountryclubweb@gmail.com   314-960-6710

 

Sent 2020-10-02: Saturday Golf Scramble - 

There are only four people signed up for the proposed re-start of this activity October 3rd. Therefore, it is cancelled until further notice. The $1 prize fee will be returned to those who have paid.
 
We are disappointed that the interest in the scrambles appears to have diminished. These attracted as many as 90 participants in the past, and provided friendly competition and the opportunity to become acquainted with other residents.
 
We will consider starting this again, if there is sufficient interest expressed, or more residents have returned to our community.
 
If someone else wants to attempt a re-start, please contact us for materials.

Grace & Warren Clark

 

Sent 2020-10-02: Woodshop Orientation Class - 

Any new resident wishing to take the Woodshop orientation class contact JOHN CHAJEC at 708-280-8940. Class will be next Thursday, Oct 8th at 4 PM in the Woodshop. Class will be limited to six people. Reserve your spot. Wear your mask.     John Chajec

Sent 2020-10-01: Sunshine National Night Out - 

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