SEPO Community E-Mails: February 2022

Sent 2022-02-28: Rescheduled Garden Cleanup Day - 

Rescheduled Garden Cleanup Day is Tuesday, March 1st at 1:00pm.  Meet at the gazebo if you can make it.  We will spruce things up a bit before the Good Neighbor Day Tournament. Thank you.  Susanne

Sent 2022-02-27: UPDATED: SEPO 2-Pager Activities List - 

I have completed updating the 2-Pager Activities List for the remainder of this winter season.

  • Direct link to the File is HERE   . 

  • It's also on each of these two Web pages: HERE and HERE.

Valerie will be putting copies of this document in the library when she returns on Monday. If anyone finds anything that needs updated, please let me know.
Beth Parrish     SEPO Web site Admin   E-Mail: sunshinecountryclubweb@gmail.com   314-960-6710

Sent 2022-02-27: Good Neighbor Day Golf Tournament Registration - 

We are only accepting Standby Registrations for the Good Neighborhood Day Golf Tournament, which is located in the Library. We would love to have a few people on Standby in case the needed to fill a position(s) arises.
Please contact Jerry Weatherbee w/questions.     425-418-3345

Sent 2022-02-27: Sunshine Front Gate - 

As you are probably aware the front gate has been malfunctioning off and on for the past several weeks. We have had several service calls, thinking each time they have resolved the issues. However, it now appears that the gate has totally failed to respond to the time clock commands. They are now going to upgrade the clock, hopefully this week. Will keep you posted.     Larry Keller   SEPO Board

Sent 2022-02-27: ACTION REQUIRED BY SOME RESIDENTS by End of Day Feb 28: Age Survey - 

If you have not yet provided the information requested on this form to the SEPO Office, please go to the Office on Monday, Feb 28, at the latest to fill out the form. Or if you can/prefer you can print the form and take it to the Office.

As previously stated in one or more Board meetings last year, gathering this Age information is 'Required for HUD exemption of 55+ communities'.


The Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination of various things, including age. In 1995 there was an amendment to a section of this Act allowing exemptions for communities that are age 55+. However, we need documentation that shows the number and percentage of people living here who are 55+.

We have started collecting age information during 'New Homeowners’ Orientation, but still lack this data from around 100 owners (at last count).

By collecting this data from all Homeowners, if we are challenged by the Federal government, we have the information.

Thank you for your cooperation in helping us gather this required information.     Lenore Combs  SEPO Board

Sent 2022-02-26: Mardi Gras Party - 

Thank you to the Women's Club for a great Mardi Gras celebration. Good food, good music, and a great turnout made the night a sucess.     David Fleiner

Sent 2022-02-26: SUNSHINE NEWSLETTER: Mar 2022 - 

Lots of graphics in this one so I couldn't embed it in this e-mail. You can view/print a copy of it (with graphics):

  • Directly from HERE or

  • On the Web site HERE

Valerie will also place copies in the library area when she returns on Monday.
As you will see in the Editor article, this is my final Newsletter. It's been a pleasure keeping you all informed each month.
Beth Parrish     SEPO Newsletter Editor (for the final time)   E-Mail: (seponewsletter@gmail.com)   314-960-6710

Sent 2022-02-25: UNAPPROVED: SEPO Board Meeting (Special) Minutes, Feb 21, 2022 - 

The UNAPPROVED minutes from the Feb 21, 2022 Board Meeting (Special), can be found HERE.

The minutes can be viewed/printed directly from HERE.

Please call with any issues or questions.
Beth Parrish     SEPO Board Secretary & Governing Documents   
sepoboardbeth@gmail.com   314-960-6710

Sent 2022-02-25: WC: Fundraiser in March 2022 - 

The Flyer below says it all. Hope you come join us.     Tiffany Prater

WCFundRaiserPoster.jpg

Sent 2022-02-25: NEWSLETTER: Please Reply ASAP - Article Verification - 

Since I accidently missed putting an article in the Feb Newsletter and since my life has been absolutely crazy the last couple of weeks, I wanted to verify that I have received everyone's March article. Here's what I have:

  • SEPO Board

  • Sunshine Garden Club

  • GNDGT

  • Great Minnesota Get-Together

  • Pesticide Applicator

  • Technology Assistance

  • Women's Club March Breakfast

  • Women's Club

If I've missed anything that anyone sent me, let me know ASAP by replying to seponewsletter@gmail.com, as I'm going to be working on the Newsletter this afternoon and tomorrow with hopes of publishing it by Sunday AM at the latest. Thanks in advance for your quick reply.
Beth Parrish     SEPO Newsletter Mgr   E-Mail: seponewsletter@gmail.com   314-960-6710

Sent 2022-02-25: FILLING UP FAST - Register Now: Good Neighbor Day Golf Tournament - 

Due to an excellent response, registration for the Good Neighbor Day Golf Tournament is nearing its goal.
We encourage those interested to sign up as soon as possible, since we are filling up quickly.
Please note that if your registration is received after the number of teams is established, you may be placed on our reserve/standby list.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact GNDGT Committee.
 

Sent 2022-02-24: Results of 2022 SEPO Board Director Positions Election - 

It was previously announced that Randy Davis, David Fleiner and Mark Owen were elected to fill the three open positions on the 2022 SEPO Board. Beth Parrish, Larry Keller, Jean Burgoine and Lenore Combs remained on the Board for their second year.

After the Annual Shareholders meeting on February 15, 2022 was adjourned the new board convened their first ‘required’ meeting where elections were held to fill the Director positions for the 2022 Board. The Board was unable to finalize all positions at that meeting. Therefore, a Special Board meeting was held on February 21 to do so.
 
The FINAL Board Director positions results from the February 21 Special Board meeting are as follows:

  • President: David Fleiner

  • Secretary: Beth Parrish

  • Treasurer: Mark Owen

  • Golf Course: Randy Davis

  • Common Area 1 & 1st Vice President: Jean Burgoine

  • Common Area 2: Larry Keller

  • Common Area 3 & 2nd Vice President: Lenore Combs
     

Contact information for your 2022 Board members can be found in the Residents section of the Web site .
 
You will be notified when the other pages on the Web site have been updated with the 2022 Board information.

SEPO Board

Sent 2022-02-24: SILENT AUCTION - 

Women's Club and SEPO Board are hosting a Silent Auction in the library starting today, February 24 at 3 p.m. through Saturday, February 26 at 3 p.m.  The Board had a clear out of the items the office area no longer needed.  In compliance with our Policy and Procedures, the community is being offered the opportunity to bid on the items before another way of disposing of them is used.  To bid on an item, put your phone number (no names) and bid on the attached sheet.  The winning bidders will be notified by phone on Saturday or Sunday.
 
SEPO ITEMS
printers
paper4 roasters
idea box
3 ring binders

fireproof safe with key

Etc.

 

WOMEN'S CLUB ITEMS
4 coffee urns

4 roasters


More Silent Auctions may be held in the future as we sort through various storage areas. Thank you for your participation.     Cathy Richmond and Jean Burgoine

Sent 2022-02-23: UNAPPROVED: Women's Club Minutes from 2022-02-18 - 

The minutes from the Feb 18, 2022 Women's Club meeting (along with attachments, can be found on the Sunshine Web site HERE.     Glenda Wetherbee, Secretary

Sent 2022-02-23: MARKET: Household Items for Sale - 

Please go to the Sunshine MARKET to see several pieces from a 'Santa Clause Collection' that I have for sale.
Jean Lawrence

Sent 2022-02-23: MARKET: Household Items for Sale - 

Please go to the Sunshine MARKET to to see several appliances we have for sale.     Pam & Tony Adams

Sent 2022-02-23: MARKET: Looking For - 

Please go to the Sunshine MARKET for my contact info. I am looking for a good used car.     Janee Bledsoe

Sent 2022-02-23: WC: Dog Fundraiser - 

The Women's Club is sponsoring a 'Dog Fundraiser' on March 26 to replace the originally scheduled Mar 8 Hog Roast. I will be chairing this event and have placed a 'Committee Signup' poster on the Women's Club billboard in the library. If you would like to participate in this activity, please sign up on the Committee sheet and plan to attend our first planning meeting this Friday @ 11 AM in the Library. Ongoing correspondence that affects only the committee will be coming directly from me. Thanks and hope to see you this Friday.
Marge Sandusky   815-975-8025

Sent 2022-02-23: Pesticide Applicator - 

The SEPO Board is looking for a resident (preferably full-time) that has a Noncommercial Pesticide Applicator License to assist with weed and pest control in our community (with special focus on the golf course). The volunteer service would be required every few months. If you have an interest in obtaining a License, please contact Randy Davis (214-783-4604) to discuss what that entails (a background in the sciences and a thirst for knowledge is a plus).     Randy Davis   SEPO Board: Golf Course Director

Sent 2022-02-23: Good Neighbor Day Golf Tournament - 

The 2022 Good Neighbor Day Golf Tournament registration is open to SEPO residents and their guests now!  Attached is a photo of the registration area located in the library. Get your registration in early. 
 
We are in need of resident’s golf carts for persons who need to use a golf cart in the GNGT. If you can make your golf cart available to GNGT players, please send an email response to: trtramel@icloud.com.
 
Beer, sodas and water will be provided as we have done in the past.
 
Our Neighbors will be registering starting Thursday, the 24th. All registration ends on Monday, February 28th at 5:00PM.
 
Women’s Golf will be serving lunch on Thursday and Friday for a nominal cost.
 
We will be providing Closest to the Pins awards each day for the morning and afternoon groups.
 
Award prizes will be provided on Saturday after each group finishes their round.


We will be playing a “Florida” type scramble this year. These rules will be clearly explained before starting. 
 
Currently the long-range weather forecast looks pretty good! 
 
Tony Tramel     2022 GNGT Chairman

Sent 2022-02-23: Former Resident Health - 

Former Resident Gerri Preter - Needs a little extra Loving. Please send Prayers. She starts her next step in life.
She's going on Hospice. Cards & Prayers

Gerri Preter
12100 W 109th St Room 118
Overland Park KS 66210

Thanks     Kathy Wunderlich

Sent 2022-02-23: FOR APPROVAL: Activities for 2022-2023 - 

The next Regular Board Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, March 8 at 1 PM. The agenda for that meeting will be published no later than Wednesday, March 2 at 1 PM. Why am I telling everyone this so early? Here's why. At the last regular Board Meeting of each Winter season, in March, is when activities for the following Winter season are approved by the Board. Board approval is performed in the following order.
 

  1. Priority 1: SEPO Board (Regular) Meetings & Residents Meetings
    Listed HERE

  2. Priority 2: Good Neighbor Day Golf Tournament
    (GNDGT: Requested dates submitted are Mar 2-4, 2023 with rain dates of Mar 9-11, 2023.)

  3. Priority 3: Women's Club Activities
    (The Board is currently waiting for this list from the Women's Club Activities Director.)

  4. SEPO Golf Leagues:
    - Men's Golf League: Tuesday mornings.
    - Ladies' Golf League: Wednesday mornings.

  5. Women's Club Meetings:
    Third Friday of each month - Oct thru Mar

  6. Architectural Control Committee (ACC):
    The 1st & 15th of each month - year round

  7. Other activities/meetings that have been requested to be approved at this meeting.
    (Please submit your request via the normal process by end of day, Feb 28 and tell Valerie (SEPO Office) it is for the March 8 Board Meeting.
     

​If you don't submit a request for your 2022-2023 activity/meeting prior to the end of day Feb 28, it will not be reviewed at the Mar 8 meeting, and you will need to follow the Activity/Meeting request process as normal.

Please call me with any questions you may have concerning the above.
 
Beth Parrish
2022 SEPO Board Secretary & Governing Documents
E-Mail: sepoboardbeth@gmail.com
314-960-6710

Sent 2022-02-23: FINAL REMINDER: MAR 2022 Newsletter Articles Due by End of Day on Feb 24, 2022 - 

****  PLEASE NOTE: THIS WILL BE THE 'FINAL' NEWSLETTER FOR THE CURRENT WINTER SEASON  ****

FINAL REMINDER -

I have only received ONE article for this FINAL Newsletter of the season. Come on folks, I know there's lots going on next month.

If you have an article you would like published in the Sunshine Mar 2022 Newsletter, it needs to be submitted to seponewsletter@gmail.com 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   E-Mail: seponewsletter@gmail.com   314-960-6710

Sent 2022-02-23: REMINDER: Women's Club Breakfast: Feb 26, 2022 - 

Breakfast Casserole

The Women’s Club will be sponsoring a Saturday Breakfast in Retzlaff Hall on February 26th from 7:30AM – 10:00 AM. It will be a little different than past breakfasts. This month’s breakfast will feature Breakfast Casserole (a casserole with eggs, bacon, sausage, cheese and tater tots) accompanied by a delicious biscuit with choice of regular or sausage gravy. We will have condiments of butter, salsa, jalapeños and ketchup.

This entire breakfast will be served for just $5.00 and will be served with orange juice, coffee and water!

Stay and eat with friends in the hall or out at the pavilion…or grab a meal to go. Saturday Golf Scramblers, make sure and stop by before you tee off!

Pam Davis

Sent 2022-02-23: WANTED: Sunshine Resident Technology Consultant - 

There are residents in our community who at times needs assistance with issues concerning their computers, pads and phones. I, and a couple other residents, help out when we can. However, I’m pretty much swamped and don’t feel I can continue this on an ongoing basis. Plus, there are some things I'm not much help with.

Is there anyone who would be willing to volunteer to help out?
If you want to help out, you can reply to sepoenews@gmail.com and I will also be putting a signup sheet in the Library Thu morning.

We could probably use 2-3 or more volunteers for assisting with apple versus android, computers, pads, phones and hardware versus software.
 
A few years ago, there was a Computer Club that met every week where you could go to talk about your issues, and hopefully get help with a fix, concerning technology. That might be something someone would be interested in starting up again.
 
Please consider helping out with any or all of the above.
 
Beth Parrish     2022 SEPO Board Secretary & Governing Documents
E-Mail: sepoboardbeth@gmail.com   314-960-6710

Sent 2022-02-22: Board Mtg (Special), Feb 21, 2022: Agenda (Rev) & Video - 

You can now find the following concerning the Hybrid Board Mtg (Spec) that was held on Feb 22, 2022 @ 1pm on the Sunshine Web site HERE:

  • Amended Agenda

  • Video

Please let me know if you have any issues concerning these two items.

Beth Parrish     2022 SEPO Board Secretary & Governing Documents
E-Mail: sepoboardbeth@gmail.com   314-960-6710

Sent 2022-02-22: Please clean up your Storage Lot area - 

Dear Friends
 
As the Director of the Storage Lot area, I would like you all to "police your area" and make this a firm commitment before the first of March.  
 
A "Spring Cleaning" mandate is because I have had more than several "complaints" - suggestions, concerns,

etc. because there is too much stuff under the Sheds and surroundings. There will be another "walk-about" and if there is stuff still lying about - it will be taken care of.....
 
You may send me your 2 CENTS by email, to ljcombs44@gmail.com, or leave a note in the Office (I have a cubby for Valerie to place correspondence) and it will be considered, appreciated and responded.  Thank You.
 
The Board is aware of this concern and since it is my area, I am reaching out to you. My expectation is this exercise will be accomplished.  Thanks

Lenore J Combs  956 245 1276     SEPO Director Area 3 - Storage Lot

Sent 2022-02-21: MARKET: House for Sale - 

Please go to the Sunshine MARKET to see info and pics of my house that is For Sale.     Larry & Lynne Reed

Sent 2022-02-21: FOUND: Key - 

I found a key in front of my house over the weekend. I can be reached at 248 931 5000.     Ron Ciotti

Sent 2022-02-20: Board Meeting Minutes: Various mtgs on Feb 15, 2022 - 

All minutes from the various meetings listed below can be found on the Sunshine Web site on this page.

  • Feb 15, 2022 (1pm) Annual Shareholders Meeting (Quorum Determination)

  • Feb 15, 2022 (3pm) Annual Shareholders Meeting (Election Results)

  • Feb 15, 2022 1st 2022 Board Meeting (Required)
     

As a reminder, the SEPO Board is holding a "special" Hybrid meeting tomorrow, Feb 21, 2022, at 1 PM to finalize Board Director positions.

Beth Parrish     SEPO Board Secretary & Governing Documents

E-Mail: sepoboardbeth@gmail.com   314-960-6710

Sent 2022-02-20: Up-coming Birding & Nature Club Events - 

What: "Birding For Beginners" This wil be an informational program, open to all Interested people about the skill of bird watching and explaining Terms and nomenclature used by birders to explain habitat and locations birds live and thrive. This will be a great Start to Understanding How to Get involved in Birdwatching. (Desert will be served) 
When: Monday March 7 @7:00PM 
Where: Ritzlaff Hall 
Why: Learn more about becoming a bird watcher (The RGV has the most species of birds in the world) 
Birding Monthly Meeting Will be held after Program (Everyone is invited to stay) Meetings are help on the 1st Monday of the month In the Library @7:00 
 
**********************************************************************************
REMINDER
What: SCCE Birding & Nature Club is hosting a birding field trip
When: Friday March 11th (Rain date: Friday March 18
Where: Resaca De La Palma State Park & World Birding Center 1000 New Carmen Ave, Brownsville, TX 78521
Meet in parking lot@10:30
Cost: B&N Club Members $4. Non-Members $8.00
Texas state park card holders are free 
Who: Contact: Tom Stone @ 715-292-0360 to reserve you spot
(Reservations are limited)
 
RALPH Would you be able to make sure that Sunshine RV Park gets these events Thanks 

Bill Peterson

Sent 2022-02-20:  Joint SEPO and Women's Club Silent Auction - 

The dates for the joint SEPO and Women's Club Silent Auction will be Feb. 25 and 26.  Items will be displayed in the library for 2 days.     Jean Burgoine

Sent 2022-02-19: REMINDER: Women's Club 2022-2023 Activities Planning Mtg - 

Just a reminder to everyone that the Womens’s Club is having our yearly planning meeting on Tues Feb 22 at 10:00 in Retzlaff Hall . We would love to have a person from every club attend if you could. Everyone with ideas or the ability to chair or co-chair an event are especially invited. Hope to see you there.
Judy Stone     Activities Director (with a lot of help from others!) 

Sent 2022-02-19: Good Neighbor Day Golf Tournament Registration - 

Good Neighbor Day Golf Tournament Registration


Registration for the Good Neighbor Day Golf Tournament will begin on Monday, February 21, 2022 in the Library. This will be a self registration process. Registration forms and envelopes will be provided on the bulletin board next to the door to the pool. The entry fee is $40.00 The white dropbox with the golfer silhouettes will be used as a depository for your registration envelopes. The tournament is scheduled for March 3,4,5, 2022.

 

Sunshine player registration will run from February 21 until noon on February 28. Outside player registration will begin on Thursday, February 24 and run until noon on February 28.

 

If you have any questions please contact Jerry Wetherbee, 425-418-3345 or Randy Davis, 214-783-4604.

 

Jerry Wetherbee

Sent 2022-02-18: Men’s Annual Golf Tournament & Awards - 

Just a reminder that this yearly tournament is February 28 and 1 of March 22 so if you haven’t paid your yearly dues do so before the 23 of February to be in ANY cash prizes that will be given out the format is the same as last year you will play four rounds in two days and the cash prizes will be given out the following week 8 of March 22 after the last team plays and as of now it will be at the pool area with some food and drinks to hear about ALL the bragging rights or the lack of hope for a great day and a good turnout and remember to hit them long and straight ok well at least straight, thanks Rocky and Matt.

 

Sent 2022-02-18: REMINDER: WC Mardi Gras Signup (and menu) - 

FINAL REMINDER -

Virtual signup/payment ($10 per person) for the Feb 24 Mardi Gras will be available in the library through next Monday @ 10 AM.

The menu consists of traditional Mardi Gras food: Jambalaya, Red Beans & Rice and Shrimp Cocktail. Oh and also Sheet Cake for Dessert.

Retzlaff Hall doors will open at 4 pm for Happy Hour! Meal at 4:30. Music from 5-7 with DJ Doug and his wife, Kathy.  Kathy works the crowd and is so much fun. Dance the night away in your costumes. Prizes will be awarded for best costume(s).

This is a Women's Club event so please come out and support us. 

Mary Hendrickson
Mardi Gras Committee

Sent 2022-02-17: AGENDA for Board Meeting (Special) on Monday, Feb 21, 2022 @ 1 PM - 

 - NOTE - The below links to the 'amended' agenda actually used during the meeting - 

The agenda for the Feb 21, 2022 SEPO Board (Special) meeting at 1 PM is below.

  • on the Sunshine Web site HERE

  • or directly from HERE
     

Valerie will also be posting this agenda outside her office, on the poolside door to Retzlaff Hall and by the mailboxes sometime today.


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

Sent 2022-02-17: ANNOUNCEMENT - 2022 SEPO Board - 

We wanted to make a short announcement concerning the results of the SEPO 2022 Board election.

Randy Davis, David Fleiner and Mark Owen were elected to fill the three open positions.
Beth Parrish, Larry Keller, Jean Burgoine and Lenore Combs remain on the Board for their second year.


Mark Owen was on the 2021 Board and was re-elected to the 2022 Board.

We want to give a huge 'thank you for all you did' to Lyn Swonger and Tony Tramel, who are exiting their Board positions. They both made great improvements within our community during their tenure on the Board.

The 2022 Board did hold their first 'required' meeting on Feb 15 in order to elect/assign Director positions. However, partly due to not all Board members being present at that meeting, we were not able to finalize those assignments. We will inform the community as soon as this has been accomplished.

SEPO BOARD

Sent 2022-02-17: Women's Club Breakfast: Feb 26, 2022 - 

Breakfast Casserole - The Women’s Club will be sponsoring a Saturday Breakfast in Retzlaff Hall on February 26th from 7:30AM – 10:00 AM.  

It will be a little different than past breakfasts. This month’s breakfast will feature Breakfast Casserole (a casserole with eggs, bacon, sausage, cheese and tater tots) accompanied by a delicious biscuit with choice of regular or sausage gravy. We will have condiments of butter, salsa, jalapeños and ketchup.

This entire breakfast will be served for just $5.00 and will be served with orange juice, coffee and water!
Stay and eat with friends in the hall or out at the pavilion…or grab a meal to go. Saturday Golf Scramblers, make sure and stop by before you tee off!
Pam Davis

Sent 2022-02-17: Videos from Annual Shareholder Mtgs on Jan 15, 2022 - 

The Google Meet videos from the following three meetings are now available for viewing on the Sunshine Web site HERE and from the direct links below:

I am currently working on the written minutes from these meetings.
Beth Parrish     2022 SEPO Board

Sent 2022-02-17: REMINDER: MAR 2022 Newsletter Articles Due by End of Day on Feb 24, 2021 - 

****  PLEASE NOTE: THIS WILL BE THE 'FINAL' NEWSLETTER FOR THE CURRENT WINTER SEASON  ****


If you have an article you would like published in the Sunshine Feb 2022 Newsletter it needs to be submitted to seponewsletter@gmail.com 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: www.sunshinecountryclub.com/guidelines-sepo-newsletter.

Please call with questions.

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

Sent 2022-02-16: Former Resident Passing - 

I just got a call from Jan & John Hinsch's daughter. She informed me that John Hinsch has passed away. You can reach Jan here - 
Jan Hinsch
1816 Cherry Street
Red Wing, MN   55066

Dan Edwards

 

Sent 2022-02-16: Saturday Morning Scramble - 

I wanted to remind everyone that the Saturday Morning Scramble will resume this coming Saturday 9:00 a.m. Hope to see you there.      Sent from Deloris Pearcy

Sent 2022-02-15: SEPO Financials, 2022-01 - 

I am sending out the January 2022 SEPO Financials. A motion will be made in the Annual Shareholders Mtg @ 3 pm on Feb 15, 2022 (Hybrid mtg) to approve these documents. They are posted to the Web site HERE.

Please let me know if you have any questions. Thanks
Mark Owen     SEPO Board Treasurer
 

Sent 2022-02-15: Video from Residents Mtg on 2022-02-14 - 

The video from the Feb 14, 2022 Residents meeting is now available for viewing:

  • Directly from HERE

  • From this Sunshine Web site page HERE

The quality of the video is not that great (I believe due to the internet reception in the hall). However, you should be able to hear what is being said without any issues. I will be documenting the section concerning Speaker Requests in the minutes from the Shareholders' meetings scheduled to be held on Feb 15, 2022.
Beth Parrish     SEPO Board Secretary
 

Sent 2022-02-14: Election - Vote Counting - 

Homeowners are welcome to come to the library between 1:15 and 2:45 PM Tuesday, February 15 to observe SEPO election vote counting.  The only thing we ask is for observers not to talk during the counting process.
Chuck McEvoy, Chairman     Election Committee

Sent 2022-02-14: GARAGE SALE: Hockett-Garage - 

Garage Sale: Saturday 2/19 from 8-1, 1909 W Wisconsin Ave 
 

  • Furniture-Coffee Table & end table

  • Household items-new bakers 18 mini loaf pan 

  • Talavera decorative pots/swan(s)

  • Woodshop wood-free

  • Much more!
     

Larry & Edna Hockett

Sent 2022-02-14: NW report Feb 2022 - 

Sunshine Neighborhood Watch – CERT Team  (Est. 2008)
SCCE - Harlingen’s premier NW & CERT Team

Lights On --  Lock Up  and Look Out for each other!

 
14 February 2022      SEPO Board Report
Lenore J. Combs,  Coordinator  956 245 1276   LJCombs44@gmail.com
Sgt Rebeca Cruz,
Officers Bravo and  Moreno,  NW HPD District Representatives

 
Dear Sunshine Community,
 
Our next NW-CERT meeting will be Monday 21 February 2022 at 3pm
                                                         NOT in Retzlaff Hall.
 
We are going to have a combined Neighborhood Watch meeting at Friendship Hall – over in Encore RV Resort (beside the large parking lot) with the Harlingen Police Department and several other local NW organizations from Harlingen. 
 
Sgt..Rebeca Cruz is our newly assigned HPD NW liaison and she will be leading the February meeting (21 Feb 3pm) and giving information and instructions.  Sgt. Cruz was promoted as the Sergeant for the HPD District Representatives and is also Liaison for the Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association.   The District Officers wish to go over the new Texas Golf Cart laws, now referred to as low speed vehicles. It is an open meeting and it would be great if some of the owners of these vehicles would be present to share their 2 Cents.
 
We are very lucky to have this group of Officers take our issues seriously and support our Neighborhood Watch,  Please be there. 
 
Update:
The NO SOLICITING sign grew legs and jumped off the Front Gate.  It will be replaced.
 

Sent 2022-02-14: Resident Passing: Jim Servos - Memorial service information update - 

On behalf of Shirley, wife of Jim Servos, she is announcing that there will be a Military Graveside Burial Service for him. You are invited.
 
Thursday  17 February 2022  11 am
(City of) Combes, TX   Combes Memorial Cemetery
Sid Jones Road and Business 77
 
Donations on behalf of the Servos family can be offered to 
ANGELCARE HAVEN
2509 CLIFFORD STREET  HARLINGEN TX 78550
--   Lenore J Combs 956 245 1276

Sent 2022-02-14: Calling All Dogs and Cats - 

Hi Everyone, Sandra Delaunay will be coming to the Estates on Wednesday, February 16, 2022 to take care of your pet's nails. Please text Sandra and she will schedule your appointment. Sandra's number is 956-226-9919. Sandra will come to your home. Thanks,      Marian Young   719-468-4556

Sent 2022-02-13: UPDATED: Sunshine Renters Directory - 

It's been a while since the Sunshine Renters Directory has been updated on the Web site. I just put a new one out there as of today, Feb 13, 2022. Please review it carefully and let Valerie and me know if anything isn't right. Thanks in advance for your diligence with this matter. The file can be found HERE. (password required)

I will be working on putting all other updated directories on the Web very soon.

 

Sent 2022-02-13: REMINDER: Multiple Meetings on Mon & Tue, Feb 14 & 15, 2022 - 

A few days have passed since the agendas were sent, so I just wanted to remind everyone about the various meetings that will be occurring this week in Retzlaff Hall. The Residents meeting agenda is HERE. The Board meeting agendas are HERE.

Here are the meeting dates & times:

  • Feb 14 @ 1 PM: Residents' Meeting

  • Feb 15 @ 1 PM: Shareholders' Meeting (Quorum Determination)

  • Feb 15 @ 3 PM: Shareholders' Meeting (Election Results)
    (Please note - The Google Meet session will not be available for anyone to be admitted into until 3 PM since the SEPO Board Elections Committee needs until that time to complete tallying all votes. The doors into Retzlaff Hall will be re-opened at 3 PM as well.)

  • Feb 15 after 3 PM Mtg: 2022 SEPO Board 1st Meeting (Required)
     

Beth Parrish     SEPO Board Secretary & Governing Documents
E-Mail: sepoboardbeth@gmail.com     314-960-6710

Sent 2022-02-13: Resident Passing - 

James (Jim) Servos passed away Sat evening (Feb 12, 2022) peacefully. Memorial plans are in the works for Combes and Shirley will announce shortly. Jim is a U.S. Marine Veteran. God Bless the USA   and   God bless Jim    ooh rah     Lenore J Combs 956 245 1276

(See additional details above send on 2022-02-14)

Sent 2022-02-13: Resident Passing - 

I saw on the white board last week that Dianne Holten passed away on Feb 7, 2022.     Beth Parrish

Sent 2022-02-12: WC: Mardi Gras Update (Change of Plans) - 

Mardi Gras Change of plans. We will have virtual payment in the library when you signup instead of collecting money at the door. The Box is available in the library with envelopes to put your money in. $10 per person.
Costumes and prizes!     Mary Hendrickson   Mardi Gras Chair

Sent 2022-02-11: SEPO Name Tags - 

Name Tags are in for the Following Residents and are available for pickup in the office ...

  • Bud Skye

  • Paul Lucas

  • Katheen Boyd

  • James Boyd

  • Carolyn Shewmaker

  • Bob Wilson

  • Sandra Smith

  • Donald Thompson

  • Allison Thompson

  • Deborah Salemi

  • Donald Van Ells

  • David Foerste

  • Gail Foerste

  • Mary Hendrickson

  • Karren Amos

  • Colin Amos

  • Steven Johnson

  • Lisha  Johnson

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Sincerely,     Valerie Basaldua   Office Manager
 

Sent 2022-02-11: Meeting Minutes: Birding & Nature Club - Feb 7, 2022 - 

The Birding & Nature Club meeting minutes from Feb 7, 2022 can be found HERE.
These minutes and other Birding & Nature Club info can be found HERE.

Bill Peterson     B&N Club Secretary

Sent 2022-02-09: WC: Superbowl Party Cancellation - 

Due to only mild interest in the Superbowl event at Retzlaff Hall and equipment malfunction (issue with TV Antenna so no reception), the Super Bowl event Sunday at Retzlaff Hall is being cancelled.     Sue Swidryk

Sent 2022-02-08: CHANGE OF PLANS - WC: Invitation to Activities Planning Meeting for 2022-2023 Winter Season - 

This meeting originally scheduled for Thursday, Feb 17 @ 1PM is being moved to Tuesday, Feb 22 @ 10AM in Retzlaff Hall. Just want people to bring their ideas and if they are willing to chair or co-chair an event to please come and share their ideas with us. Thanks.     Judy Stone   Women's Club Activities Director

Sent 2022-02-08: B&N Club Field Trip - 

What: SCCE Birding & Nature Club is hosting a birding field trip
When: Friday March 11th (Rain date: Friday March 18)
Where: Resaca De La Palma State Park & World Birding Center
           1000 New Carmen Ave, Brownsville, TX 78521
          Meet in parking lot@10:30
          Cost: B&NC Members $4. Non-Members $8.00
Who:   Contact: Tom Stone @ 715-292-0360 to reserve you spot       
          Reservations are limited

Sent 2022-02-08: REVISIONS: Multiple Agendas for Multiple Meetings on Mon & Tue, Feb 14 & 15, 2022 - 

I have made a couple of revisions to the Agendas sent out last night for the Residents and Board meetings scheduled for next week. The Residents meeting agenda is HERE. The Board meeting agendas are HERE.

The days, dates and times for each of the four meetings are:

  • Monday, Feb 14 @ 1 PM: Residents' Meeting

  • Tuesday, Feb 15 @ 1 PM: Shareholders' Meeting (Quorum Determination)

  • Tuesday, Feb 15 @ 3 PM: Shareholders' Meeting (Election Results)

  • Tuesday, Feb 15 after 3 PM Mtg: 2022 SEPO Board 1st Meeting (Required)
     

Valerie is posting all agendas today in the SEPO Office, on the poolside door into Retzlaff Hall and by the Mailboxes.

Beth Parrish     SEPO Board Secretary & Governing Documents
E-Mail: sepoboardbeth@gmail.com     314-960-6710

Sent 2022-02-07: SEPO 2021 Final Financial Documents - 

The SEPO 2021 Final Formal Financial documents have been prepared for approval by the Board at the Feb 14, 2022 Shareholders' meeting at 3 PM. All monthly financials for 2021 can be found in the Residents Section of the Web site HERE. If you have any questions, please contact Mark Owen, SEPO Board Treasurer.

Beth Parrish     SEPO Board Secretary & Governing Documents

E-Mail: sepoboardbeth@gmail.com     314-960-6710

Sent 2022-02-07: MARKET: Household Items for Sale - 

Please go to the Sunshine Market to view details about various Household items I have For Sale.
Edna Hockett

Sent 2022-02-07: TX Ave & Golf Carts - 

Due to all of the rain, please do not take golf carts onto the TX Ave grounds. Signs are being posted along with ropes being strung. Please adhere to this request until such time as the signs and ropes are removed. Thank you for your cooperation.     Larry Keller   SEPO Board Director

Sent 2022-02-07: WC: Invitation to Activities Planning Meeting for 2022-2023 Winter Season - 

Do you have any great activity ideas for next year? Plan to come to a Women's Club activity planning meeting with lots of ideas for next year, Thursday, Feb, 17th at 1:00pm at Retzlaff Hall. All Sunshine women are cordially invited to attend.     Sue Swidryk

Sent 2022-02-07: WC: Superbowl Party - 

SUPER BOWL PARTY  -  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2022  -  RETZLAFF HALL  -  4:30 PM TILL ????
 
COME OUT FOR A FUN SUNDAY SUPPORTING YOUR SUPER BOWL TEAM, THE LOS ANGELES RAMS VERSUS THE CINCINNATI BENGALS.  MEETING PLACE IS RETZLAFF HALL AT 4:30PM.  BRING YOUR OWN DRINKS AND A FOOD DISH TO PASS.
 
Sue Swidryk
 

Sent 2022-02-07: Resident Passing - 

Sadly, resident Kenneth E. Dill passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 5th. 
His three children, also residents of Sunshine, were lovingly by his side. 
He was 97.     -Heidi Dill

Sent 2022-02-07: WC: Invitation to Activities Planning Meeting for 2022-2023 Winter Season - 

Do you have any great activity ideas for next year? Plan to come to a Women's Club activity planning meeting with lots of ideas for next year, Thursday, Feb, 17th at 1:00pm at Retzlaff Hall. All Sunshine women are cordially invited to attend.     Sue Swidryk

Sent 2022-02-06: REMINDER: Guys and Dolls - 

We want to remind everyone that the last full day to sign up for the tournament is Monday February 7th. The sheets will come down Tuesday morning so don’t miss out on the fun. There are Guys on the list that need a Doll to make a team, so ladies come in and sign up.   It’s not too late!     Deloris Pearcy

Sent 2022-02-06: GNGT: March 3, 4 & 5, 2022 - Thursday, Friday & Saturday - 

I am happy to announce Good news and Good news.
 
The Good Neighbor Golf Tournament, and its name, is back. The event is scheduled for March 3, 4 & 5, 2022, which is a Thursday through Saturday.
 
The GNGT committee has decided to forge ahead with this event with a few modifications because of Covid.
 
It will be an outside event. We will be inviting our Neighbors to participate as in the past. We have plans to award daily prizes to both the morning players and the afternoon players. We will not, however, be having an awards dinner on Saturday evening.
 
Sunshine Women's Golf League has again agreed to prepare hot dogs / brats / sloppy joe sandwiches for $5 on Thursday and Friday.
 
It will be a Bring Your Own (alcoholic) Beverages (BYOB) for the tournament. Water and soda will be provided.
 
We will have registration for Sunshine players in the library beginning Feb 21st. Registration will start for outside players on Feb 24th. We are giving Sunshine the first opportunity to get in the game. So please register early. 
 
The registration fee is $40 a player. This gets you three (3) days of competitive golf, along with cash and golf prizes being awarded. We will pay out closest to the pin each day for the morning and afternoon sessions. Saturday we will determine the overall tournament award winners, again for the morning and afternoon groups.
 
The final day to register for our GNGT is Noon on February 28, 2022 in the Library.
 
Tony Tramel,     GNGT, Chair 2022,     Cell 337-693-6344

Sent 2022-02-06: REMINDER: Garden Club - 

Sunshine Garden Club  -  New Meeting Time: 6:30 - 7:30 pm.  -  February 8th in the library.
We will have a Social at 6:15 with treats and coffee.
Very interesting and informative topic for the night is "Cut Flower Arrangements" and tips of the trade by Terry DeBackere, florist.   *** Covid precautions will be in place. ***
Thank you, Sunshine Garden Club (by Susanne Ulrich)

Sent 2022-02-05: Pool and Hot Tub - 

The thermostats on the pool and hot tub were returned to normal around 8:30 this morning. The waters are heating up.     Jean Burgoine

Sent 2022-02-05: NEED: Calendar of Events/Meetings for 2022-2023 Winter Season - 

I know some of you will think I'm jumping the gun, but trust me, the deadline for what I will be asking for will be upon us before you know it.

For those of you who may not be aware, the Board approves the dates of various Events/Meetings for the next winter season during the final Regular Board meeting of a winter season. In 2022 that meeting date is Mar 9.

Approval of dates takes place in a particular order. I will need 'names of' & 'dates for' Events/Meetings from the following Clubs/Committees:

  • Board & Resident meetings. (in process by Board now)

  • Good Neighbor Golf Tournament.

  • Women's Club activities.

  • Other Golf events –

    • Women’s Golf League

    • Men’s Golf League

  • Other events/meeting (in no particular order) –

    • Women's Club Meetings.

    • Neighborhood Watch (NW) Meetings.

  • All others – Will need to be requested through the SEPO Office by utilizing the 'Activity/Meeting Request' documented on the Sunshine Web site.
     

Now here's the kicker. I need this information (except for All Others) by End of Day on Mar 1 at the latest. That's because I need to get everything into the agenda for the Mar 9 meeting, which needs to be distributed to the community by 1 PM on Mar 3.

Please call w/questions. Thx
Beth Parrish     SEPO Board Secretary & Governing Documents
E-Mail: sepoboardbeth@gmail.com   314-960-6710

Sent 2022-02-05: MARKET: Household Item for Sale - Dinette Set - 

Please go to the Sunshine Market to view details about a Dinette Set I have For Sale.     Jerry Wetherbee

Sent 2022-02-03: Former Renter Passing - 

Agnes Zuback, former renter and sister of Fran Dierker passed away this morning. Many of us remember Aggie fondly from women’s golf and the many activities she helped in.     Cathy Richmond

Sent 2022-02-03: Temperature of Pool and Hot Tub - 

During this unusually cold and rainy weather, the temperature of the pool and hot tub will be lowered to save on heating costs.  The hot tub will be lowered to 90 and the pool to 80.  The thermostats will be raised on Sunday morning and should be back to normal levels by late Sunday afternoon.

Hopefully, this will not inconvenience too many people. Thanks,     Jean Burgoine 

Sent 2022-02-02:  Activities 2-Pager updated - 

There have been recent changes (additions, deletions and updates) to several scheduled activities at Sunshine. You can access the 2-Pager directly from HERE or from these Web site pages: Activities Summary or Activity Meeting Request. Please call w/questions or updates.
Beth Parrish     SEPO Web site Admin   E-Mail: sunshinecountryclubweb@gmail.com   314-960-6710
 

Sent 2022-02-08: Multiple Agendas for Multiple Meetings on Mon & Tue, Feb 14 & 15, 2022 - 

The LAG updated agendas for all four meetings next week have been finalized and are available on this Web site. Residents Meeting are HERE. Board Meetings are HERE. All meeting dates and times are:

  • Feb 14 @ 1 PM: Residents' Meeting

  • Feb 15 @ 1 PM: Shareholders' Meeting (Quorum Determination)

  • Feb 15 @ 3 PM: Shareholders' Meeting (Election Results)

  • Feb 15 after 3 PM Mtg: 2022 SEPO Board 1st Meeting (Required)
     

Valerie is posting all agendas today in the SEPO Office, on the poolside door into Retzlaff Hall and by the Mailboxes.

Beth Parrish     SEPO Board Secretary & Governing Documents   

E-Mail: sepoboardbeth@gmail.com   314-960-6710

Sent 2022-02-02: MARKET: Home For Sale (Pictures Added) - 

Yesterday I posted my Home for sale. Today I have added pictures.
Please go the Sunshine MARKET to view info about my home, with pictures, that is For Sale.
Edna Hockett

Sent 2022-02-02: Garden Cleanup Day Postponed - 

Monday, February 7th looks like rain and a high of 52.  I will search out a better day once our chances of frost will be gone.   Thank you all for offering to help.     Susanne Ulrich 

Sent 2022-02-02: SEPO Office Closure - 

The SEPO Office will be closed from noon on Thu (02-03) until noon on Fri (02-04).
Beth Parrish     SEPO Board

Sent 2022-02-02: Mahjong cards for 2022 - 

Hey there! 

It’s time to order your 2022 National League Mahjongg card! The large print card is $10 and the small, $9 each. If you would like me to order yours, please let me know: Call or text Heidi at 307-272-2440 

I will be ordering them Friday, Feb 4th. They should arrive the first week of April.     -heidi dill

Sent 2022-02-01: MARKET - Household Item For Sale: Freezer - 

Please go the Sunshine MARKET to view details about a freezer I have For Sale.     Sandy Gades

Sent 2022-02-01: MARKET - Home For Sale - (see updated info sent on 2022-02-02 above)

Please go the Sunshine MARKET to view info about my home that is For Sale.     Edna Hockett