SEPO Community E-Mails: January 2022

Sent 2022-01-21: Women's Club - Mardi Gras: Committee Mtg Details - 

The Mardi Gras meeting for volunteers will be next Tuesday, January 25 @ 2 PM in the library. Please bring ideas and we will discuss decorations.

Party is planned for Thursday, February 24 in Retzlaff Hall. Doors will open at 4 for Happy Hour.  Food will be served at 4:30. Dancing at 5 to DJ Doug and his wife!!     Mary Hendrickson

Sent 2022-01-21: INTERIM REMINDER: FEB 2022 Newsletter Articles Due by End of Day on Jan 24, 2022 - 


I don't believe I've ever sent out an 'interim' reminder like this before. However, since the initial reminder on Jan 17, I've only received ONE article for the Feb Newsletter. This 'horrible weather' weekend is your chance to get your items to me - as I know there's activities on the schedule for February. As always, submit your articles to If you want a refresher on what type of info normally goes into the Newsletter from the various Sunshine Clubs & Committees, past publications are HERE. And also - as always, the Newsletter Guidelines are posted HERE. Please call with questions.     
Beth Parrish     SEPO Newsletter Editor

Sent 2022-01-21: Women's Club Mtg - 

Even though it's cold outside, we will have the Women's Club meeting tomorrow. The doors open at 8:30 and the meeting begins at 9:00. Wear your name tag to get your name in the drawing for a door prize. 

Hope to see you there!     Marian Young, President   719-468-4556

Sent 2022-01-20: MARKET: For Sale & FREE - 

Please go the Sunshine MARKET to view:

  1. FREE: 2 gas cans (Deloris Pearcy)

  2. For Sale: Coffeemaker (Linda Jones)

Sent 2022-01-20: MARKET: Home For Sale - 

Please go the Sunshine MARKET to view info about our home that is For Sale.     Mike & Linda Covey

Sent 2022-01-18: UNCANCELLED: Women's Club - Superbowl Party - 

YAY - It's back on. Our fearless Women's Club Activities Director, Sue (SueBob) Swidryk, has decided to take on chairing the Superbowl Party, which will be on Feb 13 in Retzlaff Hall. I don't know if a committee had already been formed or not, but 'm sure she would welcome help with this endeavor. Please give her a call if you can help out. Watch for upcoming e-mails for more details concerning this event.

And as suggested be stated for all activites & meetings being held at Sunshine - 

Everyone attending this event “in person”, by their presence, acknowledges potential exposure to Covid-19. Each person is responsible for his/her own choice as it relates to attending Sunshine activities.

Beth Parrish (for Sue Swidryk)

Sent 2022-01-18: MARKET: Home For Sale - 

Please go the Sunshine MARKET to view info about our home that is For Sale.     Linda & Jim Braden

Sent 2022-01-18: REMINDER: Women's Club Breakfast Burritos - 

We are looking forward to seeing everyone next Saturday, January 22 for breakfast! You can eat with us or take it to go!     Pam Davis, Women's Club


Sent 2022-01-17: OBITUARY: Former Resident - Harold "Gundy" Gunderson - 

Below is the link to his obituary for those who may want more info. Thanks, Buzz

Sent 2022-01-17: MARKET: Duncan Phifer style dining table - 

Please see details in the Sunshine MARKET about a Duncan Phifer style dining table we are selling.

Jim and Mari Tennant

Sent 2022-01-17: CANCELLED: Women's Club - SuperBowl Party - 

The Women's Club Superbowl party in Retzlaff Hall scheduled for Feb 6, 2022 (which really should have been scheduled on Feb 13) is being cancelled this year. So sorry.     Pam Lacy & Eileen Anderson

Sent 2022-01-17: History of Sunshine Country Club Estates - 

Friendly reminder!
Tomorrow, Tuesday January 18th, Share Nelson will present the history of Sunshine slideshow with technical support from John Combs.
This extremely interesting presentation traces our history from the inception until the present.
All residents, especially new residents, will learn much about us.
Doors to the Hall open at 5:30 with the show starting at 6pm.
Women’s Club is sponsoring free refreshments to include champagne punch and hors d’ouerves!
See you there!     Cathy Richmond

Sent 2022-01-17: NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH Meeting 3pm Monday 17 January 2022 - 

Dear Friends - Happy New Year to one and all.  We shall have a meeting tomorrow - Monday 17 Jan 2022 at 3pm. Linda Jones will be presiding.  Please be there also because Tony Tramel will be there to answer any questions about some Board decisions on amendments etc.   
We are losing Patrol volunteers and this is the backbone of NW.
Just the other day, we called for an ATP because of suspicious activity.  The Bad Guys never take a day off and if it was not for your "eyes and ears", it begs the question of the good luck we have enjoyed.  Keep up the good work.  Don't forget to say Thanks to our PD in Combes and Harlingen because they keep an eye on us. 
Also, please everyone, (residents too), remember to secure the doors when leaving.

Agenda for this mtg is HERE and HERE. Thanks     Lenore J Combs 956 245 1276     NW-CERT Coordinator

Sent 2022-01-17: REMINDER: FEB 2022 Newsletter Articles Due by End of Day on Jan 24, 2021 - 

If you have an article you would like published in the Sunshine Feb 2022 Newsletter, it needs to be submitted to by End of Day on the 24th of the current month.

If you want a refresher on what type of info normally goes into the Newsletter from the various Sunshine Clubs & Committees, past publications are HERE.  The sooner you get your articles to me the better.

As always, Newsletter Guidelines are posted HERE. Please call with questions.
Beth Parrish     SEPO Newsletter Editor

Sent 2022-01-16: MARKET: Household items For Sale - 

Several Household Items I am selling have been listed on the Sunshine MARKET. Pressure Cooker, Toaster Oven and a George Foreman Grill.     Paula Tramel

Sent 2022-01-16: 2-Pager Activities List Updated - 

There's been several updates to the 2-Pager since the end of 2021. Some additions, some revisions and some deletions of activities. I posted the updated doc on the Web just now HERE. Click on the 'Fun Times' button to view it. I've also sent it to Valerie to post in the Library. If you see anything that needs changed, please contact Valerie to get it corrected.
Beth Parrish     SEPO Web site Admin

Sent 2022-01-16: INFO/WHERE TO FIND Proposed Amendments to SEPO Bylaws & Covenants for 2022 Vote - 

The Governing Rules documents you are being asked to vote on in the 2022 election, which contain proposed amendments to the Bylaws and Covenants, have been posted on the Sunshine Web site HERE.

The ballots for voting on these amendments, along with voting instructions, were mailed to the entire community via US Postal Service on Friday, January 14, 2022.
Between the asterisks below is one of the pages you will be receiving in your ballot envelope. Here is a bit more comprehensive explanation of how the voting percentages works:

  • Amendments to our existing Bylaws can only be made if 51% of the "total" votes cast are yes.

  • Amendments to our existing Covenants can only be made with at least 66% yes votes from the owners (202 yes of the 306 owners).



The SEPO Board appointed a Review Committee of knowledgeable Owners in March 2021 to review our SEPO Bylaws, Covenants and Policies & Procedures. This Committee consisted of Share Nelson, Pat Harvey, Jerry Wetherbee, Earl Weir and Steve Fransene.
After intense review, the committee provided a report to the Board. The Board accepted this report and proceeded to undertake significant effort to review their recommendations, ultimately forwarding them to our Attorney. The Attorney provided input to the Review Committee recommendations and also provided updates to our Bylaws and Covenants pertaining to current Texas Property Code. After another intense Board review and consideration of Owners’ comments, the Board approved to ‘move forward for a vote’ documents containing proposed amendments to our Bylaws and Covenants. The proposed amendments in both documents are classified as:

  • Necessary to follow the current Texas Property Code, or

  • Corrective, editorial, and / or changed for clarity (without changing the intent).

Amendments to our existing Bylaws can be made with at least 51% positive votes from our Owners.
Amendments to our existing Covenants can be made with at least 66% positive votes from our Owners.
PLEASE NOTE: Although the Owners had previously been provided access to documents containing all amendments being considered by the Board, not all of those amendments ended up being included in what you are being asked to vote on.
The final proposed Bylaws and Covenants amendments, although not included in this ballot envelope mailed to you, are available for viewing by three different methods,

  1. the Sunshine Web site (link provided via SEPO Enews Email)

  2. posted outside the SEPO Office

  3. available to each SEPO street address if you wish to request the SEPO office (956-425-1420) to print a copy for you.

The Board also plans to hold a series of Open Forums to enable Owners to inquire / become knowledgeable about the final proposed amendments to the SEPO Bylaws and Covenants 'prior to’ you voting. Watch for details to be communicated concerning these forums.


Please note: The Board has been working over the weekend concerning the printing option listed above. We have been advised the "printed packets of the proposed amendments" should be available to each SEPO street address, starting on Tuesday, January 18, 2022, if you wish to request a printed copy from the SEPO office (956-425-1420).
Please call with question / issues / concerns.


Sent 2022-01-15: CORRECTION: Guys and Dolls - 



Friday and Saturday

February 11 & 12


            Play will follow typical scramble format, rules will be published to avoid any confusion.  Each team consists of one male and one female, so choose a partner. 
             Sign-up sheets will be posted in the library before the first of February.
            Watch for more complete information coming soon. Rain out dates will be Friday and Saturday February 18 & 19.
Sorry for the confusion,
Guys and Dolls committee, Sent from Deloris Pearcy

Sent 2022-01-15: MARKET: Items For Sale and Free - 

Please visit the Sunshine Web site HERE to view items I have For Sale and for Free.

  • Sale: Bicycle and Coffee Table

  • Free: Curved concrete edging bricks

Su McCurdy Arment

Sent 2022-01-15: Wood Shop Orientation Class Thursday Jan 20th 5pm - 

Wood Shop Orientation Class Thursday Jan 20th 5 pm in the wood shop.
This class is a requirement for using the wood shop.
A one-time attendance is required.
The shop will be closed during the class.

Everyone attending this event “in person”, by their presence, acknowledges potential exposure to Covid-19. Each person is responsible for his/her own choice as it relates to attending events

Call John Chajec 708-280-8940 with any questions.

Sent 2022-01-15: SAVE THE DATE: Guys and Dolls Tournament (See corrected info above) - 



Sent 2202-01-11: UPDATE: Slide show on January 18th - 

I forgot to add this event is FREE.     Women's Club
Hear ye! Hear ye!

We are announcing exciting changes to the SEPO history slide show in the hall on January 18th.

Instead of popcorn and ice cream we are having Champagne punch and hors d’oeuvres!

This slide show has been updated to explore the history of Sunshine Estates from the beginning to now.
All residents are invited and our newer residents will find this particularly interesting.

Doors to the hall will open at 5:30 with the show starting at 6PM.

We will also provide iced tea and water but feel free to BYOB.

Hope to see you there!
Share Nelson (narrator)     John Combs (technical support)
Women’s Club

Sent 2022-01-11: The Passing of Fred Fredericks (former resident of Minnesota St) - 

Fred's wife Jean wants everyone to know that Fred passed away at home about 9:30 last evening (1/10/22). I have lost a model airplane buddy and a Whataburger breakfast partner. We all lost a card player and dancer.
May the Peace of the Risen Lord be with you all.     Pat Harvey

Sent 2022-01-10: Policies & Procedures: Updated on Web site - 

Two updates to the Policies & Procedures were approved by the Board at the 'Residents & Directors' meeting on Jan 6, 2022. The Web site has been updated to reflect these changes.

  1. GOLF COURSE – Line items #13 and #16 were duplicates.

    Anyone wishing to use a riding golf cart to play golf may do so by paying an annual Golf Course Improvement fee. A sticker must be purchased each year and placed in plain view on the windshield of the cart.


    and the description of this room was also changed.



    This room is located within the Pavilion and is to provide a smaller, quiet space for groups to meet and conduct business. It will not be open on a day-to-day basis and must be reserved through the office. It will be locked at all other times. Upon making a reservation a key will be provided and signed for. It must be returned in a timely manner following the meeting. For an emergency or spontaneous meeting on a weekend or evening when the office is not open, you may contact a Board Member for availability and a key. It will be used for but not limited to meetings of the SEPO Board.


    This room is located between the Pavilion and the Fitness Room and can be used for multiple purposes including to store mail packages too big to fit in your mailbox. This room is locked at all times with a keypad lock. If you would like to reserve this room you need to follow the normal Activity Request process.

The updated Policies & Procedures document can be found on the Web site here and can also be viewed/printed from here.
Beth Parrish     SEPO Board Secretary & Governing Documents
E-Mail:   314-960-6710

Sent 2022-01-10: UNAPPROVED: SEPO Board Meeting (Special) Minutes, January 4, 2022 - 

I cannot find any evidence that I have sent these out previously. If I have - well, here they are again.
The UNAPPROVED minutes from the Jan 4, 2022 Board Meeting (Special), which also includes the 'Resident Speaker Requests' from the Jan 4, 2022 meeting at 1 PM on Jan 4, 2022 can be found here. They can also be viewed/printed from here. Please call with any issues or questions.
Beth Parrish     SEPO Board Secretary   314-960-6710

Sent 2022-01-10: UNAPPROVED: SEPO Board Meeting (Special) Minutes, January 6, 2022 - 

The UNAPPROVED minutes from the Jan 6, 2022 Board Meeting (Special) can be found here. They can also be viewed/printed from here. Please call with any issues or questions.
Beth Parrish     SEPO Board Secretary   314-960-6710

Sent 2022-101-10: UNAPPROVED: SEPO "Residents & Directors" Meeting Minutes, January 4, 2022 - 

The UNAPPROVED minutes from the Jan 6, 2022 "Residents & Directors" meeting can be found here. They can also be viewed/printed from here. Please call with any issues or questions.
Beth Parrish     SEPO Board Secretary   314-960-6710

Sent 2022-01-09: Women's Club: New Homeowners Party Postponed - 

The New Homeowner’s Party scheduled for Jan. 20th has been postponed until a future date in this coming season. Watch for an email or check the bulletin board in the library for new date. Thank you!Co-chairs: Sherri Gardner and Vickie Jones

Sent 2022-01-08: MARKET: Pet or Child Gate - 

See the Sunshine MARKET for a 'pet or child gate' that I have for sale.     Gail Foerste

Sent 2022-01-08: SEPO December 2021 Financials - 

I am sending out the December 2021 Financials. A motion will be made in the Special Board Mtg on Jan 11, 2022 to approve these documents. They are included in the email below and also posted to the Web site HERE. Please let me know if you have any questions. Thanks
Mark Owen     SEPO Board Treasurer

Sent 2022-01-08: AMENDED AGENDA for Special Board Meetings on Tuesday, Jan 11, 2022 @ 1 PM - 

The amended agenda (REV1) for the Jan 11, 2022 Special Board meetings at 1 PM can be viewed/printed from here. The Sunshine Web site is not available for updating at this time. I will post it here as soon as I can. 
I will be posting this revised agenda outside the SEPO office, on the poolside door to Retzlaff Hall and by the Mailboxes in a few minutes.
Beth Parrish     SEPO Board Secretary   314-960-6710

Sent 2022-01-08: Announcement of the Nominees for the 2022 SEPO Board Election - 

As stated in Section 6.01 of the Bylaws at the bottom of this e-mail, the Board is required to inform the community of the names of the nominees presented to them and then accepted by the Board to run for the upcoming 2022 SEPO Board election.

Cathy Richmond (Nominating Committee Chair) presented the names at the "Res & Dir" meeting on Jan 4, 2022. After this meeting the Board confirmed that the four nominees presented to them by the Nominating Committee are all in good standing with the community.

Here is the report which I will be posting in the Office, on the poolside door into Retzlaff Hall and by the mailboxes in a few minutes.

**********   beginning of report   **********

Nominations Report from Cathy Richmond,
chair of the 2022 Board Nominating Committee,
from the January 6, 2022 “Residents and Directors” meeting


The Nominating Committee consisting of Share Nelson, Jerry Drost, Kathleen Sunders, Nancy Steele and myself are pleased to announce that we have four candidates, who are, in alphabetical order:

Randy Davis
David Fleiner
Mark Owen
Tony Tramel

After Cathy’s report:
President Tony Tramel pointed out these four names had been posted in the SEPO Office for the 10 days required by SEPO Bylaws.
Lenore Combs moved and Jean Burgoine seconded to “Accept the Nominating Committee nominations as stated”. The motion passed unanimously by the Board.
President Tony Tramel asked if there were any Nominations from the floor. There were none.
President Tony Tramel declared the nominations closed for the upcoming SEPO election on February 15, 2022 at the Annual Shareholders meeting.
SEPO Board

**********   end of report   **********




1957 West Michigan Drive
Harlingen, TX 78550

Nominations and Ballots


6.01  The Board of Directors shall, at least sixty (60) days before the election, appoint a Nominating Committee of three (3) to five (5) members to submit a slate of nominees for Directors to be placed on a ballot for hand delivery or mailing to members.  The nominating committee shall post its selection of Nominees at least ten (10) days prior to the January Meeting of Residents and Directors.  The Committee shall submit its nominations to the members at the January meeting of Residents and Directors and nominations from the floor will be accepted.  The Board shall thereupon validate the status of members, as defined under Article II herein, and cause the committee report to be posted on the Club House bulletin board for a ten (10) day period.  At or about noon of the tenth day the report will be removed from the bulletin board.  A paper ballot shall be prepared, under the direction of the Board of Directors, to include the nominations of Directors and other items authorized to appear on the ballot.  The ballot must be hand delivered or mailed to all members of record (Article II) along with notice of the Annual Meeting.  Each returned ballot will be held unopened until the Annual Meeting.  A tally committee of which no member shall be an interested person or related to an interested person, will be appointed by the Board of Directors, from the attending members to count the ballots for Directors and other items that may be on the ballot. A PLURALITY VOTE, which is the largest number of votes to be given any candidate when three (3) or more choices are possible, will be the basis for election to the S.E.P.O. Board of Directors.  A majority vote will be needed for all other By-Law changes. Results are to be announced at the proper time in the meeting.  All votes cast shall be by ballot only.

Sent 2022-01-07: VIDEO: Board Mtg (Special) on Jan 6, 2022 - 

The video from the Jan 6, 2022 Special Board meeting is now available for viewing on the Sunshine Web site here or directly from this here. The only meeting items not yet complete are the minutes from both meetings on Jan 6. I'll let you know when they are completed and posted. Please contact me with any issues/questions.

Beth Parrish     SEPO Board Secretary & Governing Documents

E-Mail:   314-960-6710

Sent 2022-01-07: AGENDA for Special Board Meetings on Tuesday, Jan 11, 2022 @ 1 PM - 

See e-mail above with link to 'amended' agenda for this meeting.

Sent 2022-01-06: Birding & Nature Club: Meeting Minutes from Jan 3, 2022 - 

The minutes from the Jan 3, 2022 Birding & Nature Club can be found on the Web site here or viewed/printed directly from this here.     Bill Peterson

Sent 2022-01-06:  Birding and Nature Club Event - 

What & Where: Field trip to “Resaca De La Palma” State Park
1000 New Carman Ave
Brownsville TX  78521

  • The tour through the park will be on a tram so there is not a lot of walking

When: January 21 @11:00AM (Meet at Park) ($5 to $8 Est Cost)
Why: See and Identify and Birds and wildlife native to the RGV
Who can Go: Anyone B&N Club member, Guest, or Sunshine CC Resident renter or immediate family.
($5 to $8 Est Cost)
For additional info call 309-945-2108.     Bill Peterson

Sent 2022-01-06: Former Resident Passing - 

I have been informed that former resident Geraldine Spears passed away on Jan 5, 2022. I have no additional details.     Valerie Basaldua   SEPO Office Mgr

Sent 2022-01-106: Celebration of Life - 

Hello Friends - There will be a Celebration of Life for Sharon Ridlon, wife of Roy Ridlon, tomorrow, January 7, 2022. The Celebration will be held at Lakeside, next door, from 2 to 4 pm. Sharon was a resident at Sunshine Estates and a past resident of Sunshine RV Park.     Marian Young

Sent 2022-01-06: Video from Residents Mtg on Jan 4, 2022 - 

The video from the Jan 4, 2022 Residents meeting is now available for viewing on the Sunshine Web site here or directly from here. I am still working on documenting the 'speaker requests' from the Residents meeting on Jan 4 (which are viewable on this video) as well as the written minutes from Special Board meeting the same day. Call w/questions or issues.
Beth Parrish     SEPO Board Secretary

Sent 2022-01-05: Thursday happy hour - 

Due to the Board meeting in the hall Thursday afternoon, happy hour will be at 4pm in the card room. See you there!     Cathy Richmond

Sent 2022-01-05: How to turn a dog into the Humane Society Harlingen, HSH - 

The stray pup that Lynne Reed found has been safely turned over to Humane Society Harlingen. We hope a Rescue group that works with them will take her out of state and find her a deserving home.

The process to get a dog into the shelter is very different than in the past. HSH is now a no kill shelter but they will no longer accept turn-ins at their building. They want you to foster for them and they will provide the medical care food etc.

Sometimes that is not possible, so this is what needs to happen. Harlingen Animal Control needs to pick up the animal and bring them to the shelter. They will only pick up at a Harlingen address. Many of us live in Combes. If Combes is contacted they will keep for 3 days then euthanize. Find a neighbor in Harlingen here to work with you.

The phone number for Animal Control is the best kept secret in Harlingen. I kept getting sent back to the Shelter so I contacted Harlingen Police and THEY called Animal Control. I gave my phone number and animal control called me 10 minutes before they arrived. They double checked that they were coming to a Harlingen address.

It shouldn't have to be so difficult but having the info fresh in my brain, I thought I would share because we know that wasn't our last stray!

Hope this helps and thank you Lynne and Larry.

Marge Sandusky

Sent 2022--01-05: Video from Board Mtg (Special) on Jan 4, 2022 - 

The video from the Jan 4, 2022 Special Board meeting is now available for viewing on the Sunshine Web site here or directly from here. Google has not yet provided the video link for the Residents mtg, but I will post that as soon as it is received. I am currently documenting the 'speaker requests' from the Residents meeting on Jan 4 as well as the written minutes from Special Board meeting the same day. Call w/questions or issues.
Beth Parrish     SEPO Board Secretary

Sent 2022-101-05: CARDS: Pinochle starting Jan 5, 2022 - 

We plan to start playing pinochle in the Card Room tonight, Jan 5, at 6:30 PM. If you are interested in playing, just show up. If you have any questions, please call me at 989-802-9689.     Bev Jamison

Sent 2022-01-04: Lost dog - found by a neighbor - who's is she????? - 

Dear Friends - Last night, a small dachshund looking dog was found by Larry on 4312 N Missouri St. 309 337 9503. If she is yours, please claim her, if you know the owner, please follow up.  
Young female looking, ??? Doxie mix  --  long hair type  -- acting friendly, healthy, ate, and slept well last nite.  Black & white,     White tip on tail
She also may have come from the RV Park because some of us Doxie owners have our pets.  Thanks

Lenore J Combs 956 245 1276

Sent 2022-01-04: Calling All Dogs and Cats - 

Hi Pet Owners, Sandra will be coming to trim our pet's nails tomorrow, Wednesday January 5, 2022 starting at 1pm. Sandra will come to your home. Please call or text me at 719-468-4556 to make an appointment. Sorry for the short notice. My fault. The cost is $10. Thanks, Marian Young

Sent 2022-01-04: MONDAY NIGHT EUCHRE - 

Monday night Euchre has started, 6:30 pm in the card room, bring your dollar and donations (dimes). Questions call.     John Chajec   708-280-8940

Sent 2022-01-03: REMINDER: Residents & Board meetings Dates & Times for this week - 

 SEPO Board of Directors and Residents Mtgs 

When you see 'Hybrid' it means the meeting is in both Retzlaff Hall & on Google Meet.

      Date               Day       Time             Mtg Type                              Location

  • 01-04-22        Tue         1:00 PM       Residents                              Hybrid

  • 01-04-22        Tue         2:30 PM       Board of Directors (Special)    Hybrid

  • 01-06-22        Thu         1:00 PM       Residents & Directors             Hybrid (Nominations meeting)

  • ​01-06-22        Thu         2:30 PM       Board of Directors (Special)    Hybrid

The e-mails containing the above, info along with the links to the agendas for each of the four meetings and the links to the Governing Rules documents to be reviewed during the two Special Board meetings, were sent on 12-29-2021 and can be found below.

Beth Parrish     SEPO Board Secretary & Governing Documents

E-Mail:   314-960-6710

Sent 2022-01-03: Former Resident Passing - 

I have been informed that former resident Harold Gunderson has passed away. I have no other details.
Beth Parrish     SEPO Communications

Sent 2022-01-03: UPDATED: Web site Directories (as of 12-31-2021) - 

All of the Sunshine Directories have been updated as of 12-31-2021 and put on the Web site here. They include - Residents by Name, Residents by Addr, E-mails and Renters. I've also updated the photo directory listing here
Please take a look at your info to ensure everything is correct as there were quite a few updates made since these were last published on Nov 30, 2021. Thx
Beth Parrish     SEPO Web site Admin   E-Mail:   314-960-6710


Our original governing documents were created in 1985, some 30 plus years ago. As many of you know, the Board established a Review Committee in March 2021 to review our governing documents; Covenants, Bylaws, and Policies & Procedures. This Committee made several recommendations for changes. The Board reviewed these potential changes and forwarded them to our attorney, Matthew Thigpen. A great deal of time has been dedicated to this effort. The results of these reviews were a set of formatted legislative documents.
The following link shows the Review Committee recommendations that were implemented during the Nov 9, 2021 Board meeting:

Here are the links to the documents I am referring to regarding “potential” changes in our governing documents:

The Board has not yet reviewed these last three documents in a Board meeting. They are draft proposed Amendments.
Since publishing these same links last week the Board has received several comments from Owners expressing concerns about potential proposed changes. I want to make it known that our Board and the Review Committee, plan to vet any possible changes to our Owners before moving forward. Any change within our Covenants and Bylaws requires our Owners to approve by ballot in an election. Therefore, it is paramount that our Owners agree to a listing of final recommended amendments. How we do that has not yet been determined.
I have called special Board meetings next week at 2:30 PM on both Tuesday and Thursday during which the Board will address the issues of concern we have received along with the other items described below.
The primary purpose of these special Board meetings is for the Board to examine each of the proposed changes to our governing documents and arrive at a consensus that each change is appropriate or not. In every case there are specific reasons for the suggested changes. I believe it is important to hear each of the reasons or rational for the modifications and determine if it is an appropriate amendment.
I would also like the Board to address how best to both educate and provide a method for Owners to comment on any proposed amendments. Owners have asked how this is going to be handled? The answer is we do not know yet. The Board has not addressed this issue.
It is my hope we can establish a process during our special Board meetings which will be inclusive and would engage members of the original Review Committee, to arrive at any proposed amendments to our governing documents.
We also have a chicken and egg issue. The Board needs to identify proposed final amendments documents first. After that determination, I anticipate the community would have an opportunity to comment on each proposed Board change. As of today, the Board has not accepted any proposed amendments that could be put before the Owners’ for review, comment, for an eventual vote.
Providing an educational component to this process is essential if any of the Board proposed changes are to be considered and / or approved by our Owners. The Board anticipates we might want to have a series of meetings where the Community is invited to comment on specific changes. The Board, at the conclusion of these meetings, would then meet again to modify the Board proposed final changes or not.
The Board wants to hear Owners’ concerns before the Board decides on any final proposed Amendments. It is the Board’s hope that at the special meeting next week we can finalize the processes to both educate the Owner’s and determine how to receive comments.

Tony Tramel     SEPO Board President

Sent 2022-01-02: Sunshine Web site: Resident PW has been Updated - 

I did it a little earlier than I said I would, but I just now updated the password that provides access to the 'Residents' section of the Sunshine Web site. It is case sensitive. Keep it in a safe place where you have easy access to it.

Please read the e-mail below which I sent out yesterday as an advance notice of this upcoming change - in particular as it pertains to those of you who have Renters currently in your homes.

If you find any issues or any pages I may have missed updating, please let me know that immediately.

And Please call with any questions or issues. Thanks

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

Sent 2022-01-02: Stained Glass Class - 

Dear residents - Stained glass class will begin this Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in the woodshop.  Please dress according to the weather.  The class is open to all residents, so the following disclaimer must be understood by all:
Everyone attending the stained glass class by their presence, acknowledges potential exposure to Covid-19.  Each person is responsible for his/her own choice as it relates to attending this class.
We will be working in fairly close proximity to one another, so if you feel the need to wear a mask, please do so.  If you are not feeling well, please stay home.

Thank you for your understanding in these difficult times.
Any questions, please feel free to contact me at 708-280-8910.     Cathy Chajec

Sent 2022-01-01: Sunshine Web site: Resident PW Update - 

As a reminder here is what I stated in the Jan 2022 Sunshine Newsletter:

SEPO Communications
Sunshine Web site:
As in January of previous years the Sunshine Web site password will be changing to help keep current resident/renter information as private as possible. This change will be made sometime during the hours of 6 PM & 8 PM the evening of Sunday, January 2, 2022. It will take 30-45 minutes to complete this process. If you are attempting to access the Residents’ section of the Web site during this timeframe some pages may require the old Password while others may require the new Password. I will be sending an e-mail to the community on Saturday, Jan 1, 2022 with the new Password so you are prepared when the update is made. Thanks in advance for your patience with this process.

This e-mail is being sent to only current OWNERS of property in Sunshine Country Club Estates. If you have a renter in your property it will be your responsibility to inform them of this password change and ask them not to share it with anyone outside of those renting your home.

You wouldn't want your 'private' information available to just anyone, would you?​​

If you have questions, please contact Beth Parrish (Web site Admin) at the e-mail address below.

I will send out an e-mail when the entire process is complete.

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