SEPO Community E-Mails: February 2021

Sent 2021-02-28: Policies & Procedures Update, Feb 25, 2021 - 

An e-mail was sent containing the latest version of the SEPO Policies & Procedures document that was discussed and approved for update at the SEPO Board meeting on Feb 25, 2021. The section on 'FISCAL POLICIES' was added.

  • This document was sent to the SEPO Office for filing.

  • It is also on the Sunshine Web site HERE and can be downloaded from there.

  • You could have also download it from the e-mail using the link provided.

 

Beth Parrish     SEPO Board Secretary   sepoboardbeth@gmail.com   314-960-6710

Sent 2021-02-27: REPLY REQUESTED: Possible COVID-19 Shots here in the Estates - 

I've invited you to fill out a form: Possible COVID19 Shots here in the Estates

The SEPO Board is attempting to bring COVID-19 shots to the Estates and provide them onsite for those who still want to receive their shots. You can use this form for either yourself, a family member or a SEPO neighbor who does not "do" e-mails. If you are responding for someone else, be sure to talk to them before responding.

If you have questions about qualifying for the shots you can see the requirements for Phase 1B here:
COVID-19 Vaccine Allocation, Phase 1B Definition (texas.gov)

We have a long way to go, but if we are successful in setting it up, would you want to receive your first shots here? If so, we need some information for planning purposes. We will need your e-mail address so we can keep you posted when we make progress.

SEPO Board

Sent 2021-02-27: Link to view SEPO Board Meeting held on Feb 25, 2021 - 

The SEPO Board meeting held on Feb 25, 2021 was Virtual, using Google Meet, and was recorded (except for the first seven minutes). Here is the link to the recording, which everyone is welcome to view: 
https://1drv.ms/v/s!ArA0fRIwdohihKlAUoThhrC1elK7EQ The minutes from this meeting will be published within the next 3-4 days or sooner.

If you have any questions about or issues with viewing this video, let me know. (And yes - I have ANOTHER e-mail strictly for board issues. But I am still monitoring all of the rest of the SEPO Communication e-mails.)
Beth Parrish     SEPO Board Secretary   sepoboardbeth@gmail.com   314-960-6710

Sent 2021-02-26: CORRECT, Men's Golf Tournament: Tee Times - 

Tee times for all golfers playing in the Men's League tournament will be at 9:30 AM (NOT 9 AM) and 12:30 PM on both Mon & Tue, Mar 1 & 2. Mark Owen

Sent 2021-02-26: PLEASE RETURN: for Men's Golf League Tournament - 

Whoever picked up the #3 hole CTP board and still has it, please return it. I need it for the Men's Leage Golf Tournament this coming Mon & Tues. Thanks     Mark Owen
 

Sent 2021-02-26: SUNSHINE NEWSLETTER: March 2021 - 

The Mar 2021 Newsletter has been posted on the Web site HERE. Valerie will have printed copies available in the Library sometime today.     Beth Parrish

Sent 2021-02-25: Missing Package (Prater) - 

There was a package confirmed left in the package room that is missing> Could you please check if you accidentally picked it up? It was delivered Wednesday.     Tiffany Prater   4344 N. Missouri St.

Sent 2021-02-25: Irrigations Pumps, Water & Street Maintenance - 

The irrigation pumps are out due to structural maintenance on the streets. The irrigation water will be out until Saturday, possibly Monday. We may need to borrow water line(s) to water the greens. A huge Thank You to those who are willing to help.     Larry Keller   Director of Common Area 2

Sent 2021-02-24: LOST: another divot repair tool - 

I lost a divot repair tool a couple of months ago and would like it back also if found. It is metal and has a ball marker with a swirl design. I check the lost & found on occasion but it has not been turned in.     Dan Crothers 901-491-2147

Sent 2021-02-23: NOTICE: Executive Board Meeting on Feb 25, 2021 - 

President Tramel has called an Executive Board Meeting to be held this Thu, Feb 25, 2021 at 3:30 PM in Retzlaff Hall for all Board Members. Social distancing and masks are required.

This is a closed session as permitted by Texas law since the meeting pertains to personnel and potential litigation issues. This Executive Board Meeting Agenda follows.

  • Consideration of adjusting Annual Leave for SEPO employees who were unable to report to work the week, of February 15-19, 2021.

  • Various alleged SEPO violations and agreeing on an action plan to address each issue.

  • Examine a situation related to definition of “Renters”.

  • Identify process of resolving complaints from Residents or others.

  • Other related items from Directors regarding personnel and or litigation.

 

Discussions, resolutions and / or identification of action plans regarding issues noted above.

Tony Tramel
SEPO Board President

Sent 2021-02-23: Missing Package - 

Missing Package - Addressed to: Hazel Livingston @ 4313 N Kansas 

Was delivered 2/11/2021 to General Purpose Room ... If you accidentally picked it up ... please call the office ASAP!!     Valerie Basaldua   Office Manager   956-425-1420
 

Sent 2021-02-23: LOST: divot repair tool - 

I lost a divot repair tool on our golf course about a week or so ago. It has a Casey's emblem, and was a gift from my former employer and has some sentimental value. If found, please call Howard Hecker at 515-205-8747. Thank you.

Sent 2021-02-23: Hot Tub - 

Some of the jet coverings in the hot tub were missing and have been replaced.  All the jets are working properly -- just differently than before.  Please, do not attempt to reposition the jets as that tends to break them.  Thanks.
Jean Burgoine

Sent 2021-02-23: FINAL REMINDER: MAR 2021 Newsletter Articles Due by End of Day on FEB 24 - 

This is the FINAL reminder. If you have an article you would like published in the MAR 2021 Sunshine Newsletter, it needs to be submitted to seponewsletter@gmail.com by End of Day on the 24th of the current month. Remember - This is the last official Newsletter for the 2020-2021 Winter Season. Newsletter Guidelines are posted HERE. Please call with questions.     Beth Parrish   Sunshine Country Club Newsletter Editor  314-960-6710

Sent 2021-02-22: Sunburst Building Water tank - 

The small water heater in the Sunburst Building was replaced today.  Hot water should be available now in that building.     Jean Burgoine

Sent 2021-02-22: Pictures from Mardi Gras: Follow the Leader - 

I've been told I totally missed the Mardi Gras: Follow the Leader event last night. I went to my front porch at 5:30 but I guess it was already over. BUMMER. So, if anyone has pictures I can post on the Web site, please send them to me or contact me so I can get them off of whatever device you have them on. Thx 
Beth Parrish     SEPO Web site Admin   E-Mail: sunshinecountryclubweb@gmail.com   314-960-6710

Sent 2021-02-22: AGENDA for Board Meeting on Feb 25, 2021 - 

The agenda has been added to the Web site HERE and will be posted outside of the SEPO Office and on the poolside door into Retzlaff Hall.     Tony Tramel   SEPO Board President

Sent 2021-02-22: CORRECTED: UNAPPROVED Meeting Minutes from Feb 16, 2021 SEPO 2021 Board Meeting - 

The corrected document can be found HERE.     Beth Parrish    SEPO 2021 Board Secretary

Sent 2021-02-20: UNAPPROVED Meeting Minutes from Feb 16,2021 SEPO Board 2021 Meeting - 

NOTE - On 2021-02-22 these minutes were corrected and sent out to the community. The corrected document can be found HERE.     Beth Parrish    SEPO 2021 Board Secretary

Sent 2021-02-20: Annual Meeting of Shareholders, Feb 16, 2020 (Unapproved) - 

This documents can be found HERE.     Tony Tramel    SEPO Board Secretary

Sent 2021-02-20: Sunburst Building Water Pipe - 

There will be no hot water in the Sunburst building. Some pipes burst.  The problem will be fixed early next week.
Jean Burgoine     SEPO Board   Director Common Area 1

Sent 2021-02-19: Mardi Gras: Follow the Leader - 

Because the air is still so cold, the committee decided to hold the Mardi Gras "Follow the Leader" on Sunday. Hopefully, this will be the last change we need to make. 
 
DAY/DATE: 
  Sunday, February 21, 2021
TIME:             4:00 - Meet at the North side of Retzlaff Hall
JUDGING:     4:30 to 5:00 - Prizes awarded and parade lineup

  • There are six cash prizes: three for the best cart and three for the best costume. 

  • You can enter both or just one.

  • The parade will start around 5:00 for those who are watching.

  • Masks or a costume mask must be worn as usual.

  • So decorate and make a costume!

See you there!
 
Marian Young
 
Thanks to the other committee members: Eileen Anderson, Sue Swidryk, Lehua Keller, Lenore Combs, and Pam Lacy

Sent 2021-02-19: Resident Passing - 

Ron Salemi passed away today (Feb 19).     Valerie Basaldua   SEPO Office Manager

Sent 2021-02-19: Calling All Dogs - 

Our first dog nail clipping service with Sandra Delaunay was a success. Having one person come to the Estates, as far as Covid-19 is concerned, is better than 20 people going out to different places. We set appointments for everyone so there was never a crowd. In between each appointment, we used sanitizer and cleaned the table. Our next Spa Day for your Pup will be held this Tuesday. All sizes of dogs are welcome.

 

DATE: February 23, 2021

TIME: 1 - 4 pm

LOCATION: Dog park in the storage lot. 

CALL: Pam Lacy  @ 218-443-3416 to set up an appointment

COST: $10

Masks & SD 

 

Marian Young

Sent 2021-02-19: Resident Passing - 

David Preter passed away last evening, February 18, 2021. Our thoughts and Prayers to Gerri and Their Family.     
Kathy Wunderlich

Sent 2021-02-17: Web site has been updated - 

I was able to update the Sunshine Web site just now with the below.

  • EOY 2020 SEPO Financials are HERE.

  • Link to Video of Virtual SEPO Board meetings held on Feb 16, 2021 are HERE.

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

Sent 2021-02-17: SEPO December 2020 Financials - 

Hello Homeowners, HERE are the financials for December. Please let me know if you have any questions. Thanks

Mecca Henry     SEPO Treasurer   (469) 766-4245   meccahen@yahoo.com

Sent 2021-02-17: Link to view SEPO "Annual Meeting of Shareholders" from Feb 16, 2021 - 

Both the SEPO Annual Board meeting and the first Board meeting of the new 2021 board were held on Feb 16, 2021 starting at 3 PM and ending at 3:38 PM. These meetings were both Virtual using Google Meet and were recorded.

HERE is the link to the recording which everyone is welcome to view. I will be putting this link on the Web site HERE. However the Web site editor is currently down and I can't do any updating to it right now.

If you have any questions about or issues with viewing this video, let me know.

Beth Parrish     SEPO Board Secretary   314-960-6710

Sent 2021-02-17: NW-CERT Minutes of 15 Feb 2021 Virtual meeting - 

Minutes from this meeting are available HERE.     Lenore Combs

Sent 2021-02-17: SEPO Office Manager Apologies/Situation - 

I would like to apologize to the community for not being in the office these past few days. I have been out of power at home and have been with my kids trying to stay warm. Thx for your understanding.
Valerie Basaldua   Office Manager
 

Sent 2021-02-17: REMINDER: MAR 2021 Newsletter Articles Due by End of Day on Feb 24, 2021 - 

If you have an article you would like published in the Sunshine Mar 2021 Newsletter, the article needs to be submitted to seponewsletter@gmail.com by End of Day on the 24th of this month. Please note this will be the last Newsletter published for the 2020-2021 Winter Season. Newsletter Guidelines are posted HERE. Please call with questions.
Beth Parrish     SEPO Newsletter Editor   E-Mail: seponewsletter@gmail.com   314-960-6710

Sent 2021-02-16: Results of 2021 SEPO Board Elections - 

Here are the results of the election of the SEPO 2021 Board announced at the SEPO Annual meeting on Feb 16, 2021. There were a total of four positions that needed to be filled. Their terms expire in Feb 2023. The vote totals were as follows:

  • Larry Keller (206)

  • Jean Burgoine (202)

  • Beth Parrish (202)

  • Lenore Combs (199)

  • Dana Weiss (81)

 

Your returning SEPO Board members, whose terms expire in Feb 2022 are (in alphabetical order):

  • Mecca Henry

  • Lyn Swonger

  • Tony Tramel


After the Annual meeting was adjourned the new board convened their first meeting where elections were held to fill the Director positions for the 2021 Board. The results are as follows:

  • President: Tony Tramel

  • Director of Golf Course & 1st VP: Lyn Swonger

  • Director of Common Area 1: Jean Burgoine

  • Director of Common Area 2 & 2nd VP: Larry Keller

  • Director of Common Area 3: Lenore Combs

  • Treasurer: Mecca Henry

  • Secretary: Beth Parrish


Additional information about these positions and Board member phone numbers can be found on the Sunshine Web site HERE.     Your 2021 SEPO Board

Sent 2021-02-15: MARKETPLACE: Home for Sale - 

Please note the below new listing, along with pictures, in the Sunshine Marketplace - Homes for Sale.


4168 N Missouri St - (New Listing 02-15-2021)

  • Home Owner: Elwood and Mary Dronen

  • Contact #: 701 361-5856

  • Description:

    • Built 1984

    • 960 Sq Ft

    • 2 bedrooms / 2 baths

    • Totally updated bricked over doublewide mobile home.

    • Texas room, shed, carport

    • Laminate floors thru-out (except baths are tiled)
       

Sent 2021-02-15: CANCELLED: Men's Golf League on Tue, Feb 16 - 

Due to the weather Men's Golf League is cancelled for Tue, Feb. 16, 2021.     Mark Owen

Sent 2021-02-15: Neighborhood Watch Meeting Details for Today (A Good Use of your time) - 

In case you haven't received this yet, it concerns the NW meeting info for today.

You are no doubt just as bored as I am today - all locked in and tired of daytime TV.  If you haven't been to a Neighborhood Watch meeting before, this afternoon (Monday 2/15) at 3:00 is your chance to do something different.

Neighborhood Watch is that group of volunteers that patrol our streets in the evenings, offer Operation ID services and also operate the security cameras.  Catalytic converter thefts are going wild in St. Paul MN these days and we can probably expect them to become popular here in Harlingen again.  It was the IR perimeter monitoring of the storage lot that seems to have taught the locals to leave us alone, but memories are short.

Neighborhood watch does a lot for us.  This afternoon you may as well set in on the virtual meeting and learn a lot more about NW.

About 5 or 10 minutes before 3:00, click on the following:
https://meet.google.com/tgt-wrgz-jcf
and ask to be admittted to the meeting.

Once admitted it might be good for you to mute your microphone unless you want everyone to hear what is happening in your house. The agenda can be found HERE. It will be time well spent and you may want to offer opinions or suggestions. Take Care and Stay Safe     Pat Harvey     patharvey4169@gmail.com

Sent 2021-02-15: REMINDER: "Annual Meeting of Shareholders" Mtg (02-16-2021, 3 PM) Google Meet Instructions - 

SEPO ANNUAL MEETING OF SHAREHOLDERS

3:00 PM, Virtual Google Meet Only
Tuesday, February 16, 2021

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Because of Covid-19, only a Virtual Meeting will occur.  Persons who wish to attend this meeting can do so by Clicking the following link beginning at 2:45 PM.  Board members and SEPO residents will be connecting virtually, there will not be any physical meeting in Retzlaff Hall.

Here is the link for the Annual Meeting. To join the video meeting, follow the instructions posted HERE.​
 

Please make your screen and microphone are available on your device by checking off the area shown on your screen to activate these features once connected.  At the bottom of the screen, you will see a button noted as “Caption”, please turn this on so you might be able to see the text of words spoken by each person during the meeting. 
 

Tony Tramel
SEPO Board Secretary

Sent 2021-02-15: POSTPONED: Mardi Gras - Follow the Leader - 

Hey Everyone,
 
Since the weather is so, so cold, we have decided to have the Mardi Gras - Follow the Leader on Saturday. It will be more fun to decorate your cart in warmer weather. Sorry for the late notice. 

Here are the details for Mardi Gras. 

 
DAY/DATE: 
  Saturday, February 20, 2021
TIME:             4:30 - Meet at the North side of Retzlaff Hall
JUDGING:     5:00 to 5:30 - Prizes awarded and parade lineup

  • There are six cash prizes: three for the best cart and three for the best costume. 

  • You can enter both or just one.

  • The parade will start around 5:30 for those who are watching.

  • Masks or a costume mask must be worn as usual.

  • So decorate and make a costume!

See you there!
 
Marian Young
 
Thanks to the other committee members: Eileen Anderson, Sue Swidryk, Lehua Keller, and Pam Lacy

Sent 2021-02-15: MARKETPLACE: Home for Sale by Owner - 

Please note the below new listing in the Sunshine Marketplace - Homes for Sale.

  • 1956 W Iowa Ave (New Listing 02-15-2021) -

    • Homeowner: Art and Phaedra Serna

    • Contact: Phaedra Serna (512-922-4101)

    • Description:

      • Built 1992, 1690 sq ft.

      • 2 bedroom / 2 bath.

      • Large family room.

      • Fully remodeled in 2020 –

        • Popcorn ceilings removed.

        • Whole house tiled.

        • New granite throughout.

        • All new sinks and faucets.

        • All new LED lighting throughout.

        • New door handles, outlets and switches.

        • Freshly painted cabinets, walls and trim.

        • New shower in the master bath.

        • Both toilets replaced with tall height.

        • New stainless steel appliances.

        • New fridge depth pantry.

        • Home comes with all kitchen appliances.

        • The rest will be unfurnished.

        • Four new dusk to dawn exterior lights.

        • New security system installed and owned (monthly monitoring service required).

        • Wired for four security cameras (not included).

        • Home has hurricane shutters on all windows.

        • This home has never flooded since it sits on the higher side of the community.

        • Comes with large owned on-site storage shed, which is currently located on Lot #6. The rent is $100 per year for this lot.
          NOTE: You would need to converse with the SEPO Office as to the availability of this lot or a different lot for this shed.
           

Sent 2021-02-13: Letter of Appreciation - 

I just wanted to take a moment to express my appreciation for the wonderful job that our employees are doing here at Sunshine Estates.
 
Along with a few residents who have contributed their time and efforts as well.
Thanks to their hard work, we have been able to do a better job in serving our community and keeping up with what is expected here at Sunshine. You should know that I am grateful to everyone who has contributed up to this point.
 
I sincerely want to thank them again in keeping us happy and safe.

Frank Tewell     2nd Vice President , Director of Common Area

Sent 2021-02-10: Texas Ave Keypad - 

Part came in, keypad has been repaired !!   If you need the code it is on the Web site HERE.

Sincerely,     Valerie Basaldua   Office Manager

Sent 2021-02-10: Availability to Send SEPO E-Mails (UPDATE) - 

My schedule for the rest of the week up here in the Freezing Cold & Snowy Midwest has been set.

After 7 PM today (02-10) I won't be able to send SEPO e-mails until Sunday morning. That is because I won't have internet availability until I return to TX late Sat evening. Unfortunately the mobile app for sending SEPO e-mails doesn't work correctly right now.

If you have anything that is an emergency during that time, call me and I'll try to figure something out.

Thx for your understanding during this time period.

Beth Parrish     SEPO E-Mail E-News Admin   E-Mail: sepoenews@gmail.com   314-960-6710

Sent 2021-02-10: MARKETPLACE: Golf Bags/Clubs for Sale - 

MARKETPLACE has been updated to contain the following:
 
"FOR SALE" - Golf Bags & Clubs (Added 02-10-2021) 

  • Contact:

    • Althea Millsap

    • 956-428-5865 (H) OR 956-792-9752 (C)

  • Description:

    • Lady's Golf Bag

    • Men's Golf Bag

    • Various Golf Clubs

  • Asking Price: Various​
     

Please remember the above and other items your neighbors have For Sale or Free can be found HERE.

 

Sent 2021-02-09: Slight Revisions to SEPO "ANNUAL MEETING OF SHAREHOLDERS" Documents for February 16, 2021 - 

There have been some minor revisions made to the documents that will be used/discussed during the Feb. 16, 2021 SEPO Annual Meeting. Beth has updated the information on the Web site here.

Tony Tramel     SEPO Board Secretary
 

Sent 2021-02-08: Mardi Gras: Follow the Leader - 

Just FYI - The title of the Mardi Gras event coming up on Feb 16 has been changed to "Mardi Gras: Follow the Leader". Beth has changed all references to this event on the Web site from "Parade" to "Follow the Leader". All other details and fun times remaining the same. Call with any questions.     Marian Young   (719) 468-4556

Sent 2021-02-08: Cameron County Appraisal District - 

Heads Up - Cameron County Appraisal District will be walking around the community for the next couple of days  inspecting the properties.     Valerie Basaldua   Office Manager   956-425-1420   sepo.office@gmail.com
 

Sent 2021-02-06: UPDATE: Mardi Gras: Follow the Leader - 

Hi Everyone,   Thanks to Lenore Combs for planning a "Mardi Gras: Follow the Leader" event. The first email I sent out was written and researched by Lenore.
 
Here are the details for Mardi Gras: Follow the Leader. 
 
DAY/DATE:    Tuesday, February 16, 2021
TIME:             4:30 - Meet at the North side of Retzlaff Hall
JUDGING:     5:00 to 5:30 - Prizes awarded and 'follow the leader' lineup

  • There are six cash prizes: three for the best cart and three for the best costume. 

  • You can enter both or just one.

  • The 'follow the leader' event will start around 5:30 for those who are watching.

  • Masks or a costume mask must be worn as usual.

  • So decorate and make a costume!

 

See you there!     Marian Young 
Thanks to the other committee members: Eileen Anderson, Sue Swidryk, Lehua Keller, and Pam Lacy

Sent 2021-02-06: Non-Sunshine Event: Brownsville Boat Tour - 

From Beth - Although the below is a non-sunshine event, I am sending it out due to this season's Covid-19 restrictions, which puts very strict guidelines on the activities that can be participated in here at Sunshine. 
***************
Padre Island to Port of Brownsville Boat Trip
 
I am thinking about putting together a Port of Brownsville boat trip on Wednesday, February 17, from 12:30pm to 4:30pm.
 
It will be with the Original Dolphins Watch line who have been providing winter Texans with fun and informative tours for many years. You will see the giant oil platforms on the Gulf of Mexico and a wide assortment of international ships that ply their trade through the Port of Brownsville,
 
The Port of Brownsville is the home to five of the nations largest ship-wrecking companies...who knew there was such a thing?
 
It is also possible you will see native dolphins, local and migratory birds and learn about the shrimping industry.
 
The boat will hold 40 people (actually the boat will hold 75 people, but because of Covid-19, I am limiting it to 40 people only). Beer, wine and shrimp will be offered. You can bring your own cooler. Afterwards, we might want to visit one of the restaurants on the island for dinner and/or drinks. The cost (if we have forty people) is $35.00 which incudes the beer, wine and shrimp.
 
You can call or message me at 847 452-7804, or email at sswidryk007@aaol.com if you are interested.
 

Sent 2021-02-06: MARKETPLACE: For Rent - 4121 N MO - 

The following item has been added to the "Marketplace: Home for Rent" on the Web site.


4112 N  Missouri St - 

  • Home Owner: Mike Winner

  • Contact: Sam Davis 956-244-4682 or 956-425-4193​

  • Renting For: 3 months minimum

  • Description:

    • 1 Bdrm-1 Bath,fully furnished

    • Mobile with car port

    • Cable TV included

    • Golf Cart Included

    • WiFi is available, but not included

    • NO PETS

    • NO SMOKING ON PROPERTY


Sam Davis
 

Sent 2021-02-05: 

Unapproved SEPO "Board Meeting Minutes" to be Considered at February 16, 2021 Annual Meeting of Shareholders

 AND 

SEPO "ANNUAL MEETING OF SHAREHOLDERS" AGENDA for February 16, 2021

Both of these documents can be found HERE.     Tony Tramel    SEPO Board Secretary

Sent 2021-02-03: Former Resident/Renter Passing - 

Several of you knew Florence Parrish - or Flo - as she liked to be called when she was here at Sunshine. She lived in our house on Iowa during the winters until we were both retired. Then she rented down here for several seasons up until a couple years ago. We just wanted to inform everyone that she passed away peacefully at 10 AM this morning in the hospice center in Burlington, IA, where she had been residing since early last June.     Beth & Dick Parrish

Sent 2021-02-03: Availability to Send SEPO E-Mails - 

As an FYI - I will be leaving Harlingen Thu morning to go up north for a week or so. I will still be able to send e-mails - but it may take me a while to send them out after I receive them from you. If you have anything that is an emergency, please text me at the number below. Note - I will be flying Thu morning and totally unavailable. Thanks for your understanding.

Beth Parrish     SEPO E-Mail E-News Admin     E-Mail: sepoenews@gmail.com     314-960-6710

Sent 2021-02-02: DIRECTORIES: All have been UPDATED - Please Review - 

All of the Directories have been updated and contain a date of Jan 31, 2021. You can access the following directories

  • Resident Directory (by Name)

  • Resident Directory (by Address)

  • E-Mail directory (Current Residents & Renters)

  • Photo Directory index

on the Sunshine Web site HERE.

 

Please review them for accuracy and provide both me (at the e-mail address below) and Valerie (sepo.office@gmail.com) with any needed changes.

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

Sent 2021-02: Mardi Gras: Let's Have a 'Follow the Leader' event - 

Mardi Gras_Parade_2021-02-16.jpg

MARDI GRAS: FOLLOW THE LEADER
16 FEBRUARY 2021

 

Mardi – is French for “Tuesday” and Gras means “Fat”. Carnival is another common name for Pre-Lenten festivities because in Latin carnelevarium means to take away or remove meat.

Dear Friends,


Mark your calendars for Tuesday - 16 February 2021. Our Women’s Club is the sponsor and Eileen Anderson and Marian Young are points of contact. Looking for lots of volunteers and great ideas – contact Eileen at 507 317 0296 and or Marian 719 468 4556. Eileen and Marian can plan a meeting.

 

* This is an initial announcement for this Mardi Gras event – so start forming your ideas and Krewes - do your colors. Prizes will be awarded.

Here’s a little history to get you in the spirit. Mardi Gras, is traditionally celebrated as “Fat Tuesday” before Ash Wednesday and is the start of Lent. It is a tradition dating back thousands of years to pagan spring and fertility rights. The first Mardi Gras took place in March 1699 when French explorers landed in New Orleans where they held a small celebration dubbed Port du Mardi Gras.

In the decades that followed, New Orleans and other French settlements began marking the holiday with street parties, masked balls and lavish dinners. In 1857, a secret society of New Orleans businessmen called the Mistick Krewe of Comus organized a torch-lit Mardi Gras procession with marching bands and rolling floats setting the tone for future public celebrations. These iconic colors have meaning – Purple is for justice, gold is power and green stands for faith. Since then, these krewes have remained a fixture of the Carnival scene including throwing beads, wearing masks, decorating floats and eating King cake. Let’s add Sunshine to the map!

 

Marian Young

Sent 2021-02-02: Resident Passing - Doug Schmidt - 

I was informed today that Sunshine resident Doug Schmidt passed away on Jan 31. I have no other details on his passing.     Beth Parrish

Sent 2021-02-02: MARKETPLACE: Levolor Vertical Blinds - 

MARKETPLACE has been updated to reflect the below and other items your neighbors have For Sale or Free. Check it out HERE.

"FOR SALE" - Blinds

  • Contact: Denise Utterback (618-546-1417)

  • Description:

    • 5 sets of Levolor vertical blinds.

    • Measuring 71w x 59 in.

    • Sierra stone.

    • Can cut to length.

    • Excellent condition.

  • Asking Price: Reasonable
     

Lovelor Vertical Blinds